Monthly Archives: September 2014

White Plains Jazz Festival – September 7, 2014

White Plains Jazz Festival  -  September 7, 2014 This gig was out in the street in front of the ArtsWestchester building.  I caught the final two acts, Mike Morganelli’s Brazil Project and Bobby Sanabria/Ascension.  Since I had already previously sketched … Continue reading

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Duende Project – September 3, 2014

Duende Project  -  White Plains Public Library  -  September 3, 2014 This event was part of the White Plains Jazz Festival, though it was more of a poetry happening.  First there was a series of open mic poetry readings (talk … Continue reading

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Godforsaken String Band – August 29, 2014

Godforsaken String Band  -  Bread Alone Farmer’s Market, Boiceville  -  August 29, 2014 Whenever I enter the Bread Alone bakery, I want to eat every single thing there.  Turns out they sponsor a farmer’s market in the parking lot next … Continue reading

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Jimmy Owens – August 27, 2014

Jimmy Owens  -  Grant’s Tomb  -  August 27, 2014 Owens is the latest NEA Jazz Master notch in my belt, and I’m contemplating a print series of ‘em.  His main instrument was the flugelhorn, and he was surrounded by additional … Continue reading

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Max Baca & Los Texmaniacs – August 26, 2014

Max Baca & Los Texmaniacs  -  Ballard Park  -  August 26, 2014 Baca is a Grammy Award winner, and he interspersed explanatory patter into his set to get the Ridgefield vanilla crowd properly oriented.  His music is Tex-Mex, tejano, norteno, … Continue reading

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Jimmy Heath Band – August 20, 2014

Jimmy Heath Band -  Grant’s Tomb  -  August 20, 2014 Well I’ve finally gotten to the point where I’m sketching sidemen instead of the leader (I have sketched Heath four times already over the years), and I don’t know the … Continue reading

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Ruthie Foster – August 19, 2014

Ruthie Foster  -  Ballard Park  -  August 19, 2014 Foster works at the intersection of blues and gospel.  She got there from her strong gospel background – I don’t suppose that too many of the blues/gospel artists will arrive there … Continue reading

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