Monthly Archives: August 2013

Cecile McLorin Salvant – August 24, 2013

Cecile McLorin Salvant  -  Marcus Garvey Park  -  August 24, 2013 This was day 2 of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, so it was a bit of a tossup how I would title it, but Cecile was the real draw … Continue reading

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Jimmy Heath Big Band – August 23, 2013

Jimmy Heath Big Band  – Marcus Garvey Park  -  August 23, 2013 As part of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, Heath led his big band in a premiere of his extended composition, “Bird is the Word”.  And then continued with … Continue reading

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The Ebony Hillbillies – August 19, 2013

The Ebony Hillbillies  -  Slattery Park, The Bronx  -  August 19, 2013 Somehow this group got booked into Slattery Park for 10:30 AM on a Monday morning!   A serious chat with the booking agent is called for.  I was the … Continue reading

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Yard Byard – August 14, 2013

Yard Byard  -  Dobbs Ferry Riverfront Park  -  August 14, 2013 This is a tribute band to the late jazz piano encyclopedist, Jaki Byard; a number of the players had worked with him in some capacity.  It is testimony to … Continue reading

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Roots of American Music – August 10, 2013

Roots of American Music  -  Lincoln Center Hearst Plaza  -  August 10, 2013 I wasn’t sure what to call this; the main draw for me was Martha Redbone and her Roots Project.  I couldn’t tell from the promo material that … Continue reading

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Busking Seattle – August 2-3, 2013

Busking Seattle  -  August 2-3, 2013 The area around Pike Place Market in Seattle is a natural hub for that city’s busker community.  In addition to musicians of various ilk, other forms of entertainment were proffered, including the guy I … Continue reading

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Dina Kageler/Terry Duggins – July 28, 2013

Dina Kageler/Terry Duggins – Full Moon Cafe, Hilo  -  July 28, 2013 Kageler is an old friend from our early days in Hawai‘i.  She was a member of the performance troupe, Puppets on the Path, and continues to be creative.  … Continue reading

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Michael Mortara – July 25, 2013

Michael Mortara  -  Volcano  -  July 25, 2013 Mortara does business under the name “2400o Art Glass”.  The creation of his glass objects involves a tightly choreographed sequence wherein he is assisted by his wife and creative  partner Misato Mochizuki … Continue reading

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Na Leo Manu – July 17, 2013

Na Leo Manu  -  Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park  -  July 17, 2013 This music/hula troupe is composed of members who are all at least 70 years young, with some in their 90′s!

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