Archive for January, 2011

Jazz Standard, John Abercombie, Saturday, January 29

Jazz Standard was packed and barbecue was steaming. The great John Abercrombie was playing the guitar and Greg Osby was magnificent on sax. “We never know what it is we are going to come up with –  said Mr. Abercrombie – otherwise what is the point of playing – we could just turn on the radio”

Zinc Bar, Max Wild with Alicia and Michael Olatuja, January 21, 2011

On Friday night my friend and I witnessed the astonishing Alicia Olatuja and Max Wild. It was African jazz  night at Zinc Bar and dear readers it was intoxicating and hot in there.

Zinc Bar, Lara Bello, Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Even if the weather is cold and wet, Jazz Nights are always fun and full of surprises. Yesterday I wondered into a Zinc Bar, which wasn’t too crowded and I was lucky to hear the wonderful Lara Bello.  She was dancing and singing and her voice and music were magical. Lara Bello writes her own lyrics and maybe I will be able to use them here. Keep checking for updates!

Bitter End, Venus Vegas, Casey Stratton, Erin Christine, Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Bitter End, Dayna Kurtz, voice, guitar, Winter Jazzfest, Saturday, January 8, 2011

Smalls, The Randy Ingram Trio, Tuesday, January 4, 2011