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Pistolera – December 5, 2015

Pistolera  -  Bronx Library Center   -  December 5, 2015 This group’s  hard-driving sound gets its characteristic tinge from Latin American accordion pumping along at two-fourths time, behind singer-songwriter Sandra Lilia Velásquez.  The strong rhythmic essence is shared among all players, … Continue reading

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Susan Werner – July 30, 2015

Susan Werner  -   Ridgefield  Playhouse  -  July 30, 2015 When it rains, the CHIRP series moves indoors, so that’s where this concert was.  Werner’s songwriting and performance penetrate with simultaneous pathos and humor, and she knows how to play to … Continue reading

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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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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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Guy Davis – September 23, 2012

Guy Davis  -  Ossining Public Library  -  September 23, 2012 Davis is a treasure of blues/roots/Americana, with a deep authoritative voice, an incisive sense of humor, and enough attitude to put that sense to worthy use.  He rotated through several … Continue reading

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Alaev Family – August 8, 2012

Alaev Family – Damrosch Park  -  August 8, 2012 The Alaev Family, Jews originating in Uzbekistan, later moved to Israel.  The patriarch (three generations included on stage) is 82-year old Allo, the only one whose name I am sure of; … Continue reading

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Wall to Wall Gertrude’s Paris – May 5, 2012

Wall to Wall Gertrude’s Paris – Symphony Space – May 5, 2012 This year’s Wall-to-Wall celebrated the 1920′s Paris of Gertrude Stein.  Performances began even before we got into the theatre, with Marni Rice leading her band, Chanson Chamber Salon, … Continue reading

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Regina Carter – March 13, 2011

Regina Carter  -  Brooklyn Museum  -  March 13, 2011 We’ve seen music at Brooklyn Museum before, but this was the first sketching.  Violinist Regina Carter received a MacArthur Fellowship a few years back, used it to travel to Africa to … Continue reading

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Slavic Soul Party – February 12, 2011

Slavic Soul Party  -  Bronx Library Center  -  February 12, 2011 Bronx Library Center is on Kingsbridge Road, just down the block from where long-departed (and lamented) Jahn’s Ice Cream Parlor used to be.  The performance space is perfectly intimate … Continue reading

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Lila Downs – April 15, 2010

Lila Downs       -       Casita Maria, Bronx   -    April 15, 2010 Deep in the South Bronx, English is the second language.  Casita Maria shares its building with the Urban Assembly Bronx Studio School  (what ever happened to “PS” plus a number?); … Continue reading

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