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David Amram/Bill Hudson – 27 July 2019

David Amram/Bill Hudson – Putnam County Fair  –  27 July 2019 Amram is the last of the beatniks, ’nuff said.  He is a national treasure, who connects a gazillion dots, as is evident in his improvised patter.  In one salient … Continue reading

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Kenn Morr – 2 June 2019

Kenn Morr  –  Ossining Public Library  –  June 2, 2019 Morr is carrying on in the singer-songwriter tradition that refuses to die.

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Busking New York City – May 16, 2019

Busking New York City  –  May 16, 2019 I had the craziest experience with busker JasminFire, who was playing in the Herald Square (34th Street) subway station, which is a reliable standby for busker performances.  When I arrived at the … Continue reading

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Yuri Juárez – May 2, 2019

Yuri Juárez   –  Greenwich Arts Center   –   May 2, 2019 Juárez’s performance was part of the larger celebration, Greenwich’s annual “Arts to the Avenue” festival.  He is of Peruvian origin, and his instrumental music is a fusion … Continue reading

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Tamuz Nissim – April 7, 2019

Tamuz Nissim – Ossining Public Library  –  April 7, 2019 Israeli jazz singer Nissim sometimes accompanies herself on piano, and sometimes fills the aptly sparse space provided by the trio vocally.  She scats like old school, always good to hear.

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Patricia Barber – March 24, 2019

Patricia Barber  –  Greenwich Library, Cole Auditorium  –  March 24, 2019 Barber is a sophisticated pianist, composer, & lyricist.  Probably has more gigs in intimate cabaret-ish settings, but nothing was lost here, given that she knows how to put over … Continue reading

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Open Book – March 3, 2019

Open Book  –  Mahopac Public Library  –  March 3, 2019

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Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks – January 13, 2019

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks – Greenwich Library Cole Auditorium – January 13, 2019 Separating the music from the history is impossible with Giordano’s ensemble (11 pieces!). He’s got the patter down just right, a bit corny, a bit self-deprecating, … Continue reading

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Peter Serkin – November 25, 2018

Peter Serkin  –  Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library  –  November 25, 2018 Although Serkin plays from a wide-ranging repertoire, here he focused in on the classical-est of the classical, Mozart and Bach.  That these lengthy pieces can be memorized is astounding to … Continue reading

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Jammin’ for Joey – October 21, 2018

Jammin’ for Joey  –  The Boardy Barn  –  October 21, 2018 Our dear friend Joey DiBenedetto has been battling the degenerative condition ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.  Joey served for many years as the friendly face of the … Continue reading

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