march 8 was SECOND SUNDAY JAZZ SERIES AT PJS JAZZ SOCIETY



In February 2020, The Sounds of A & R opened for SAGE.


Join us in Mount Vernon, NY, every second Sunday of the season for the best jazz for miles around. 

Cover is $25 (cash or check). Bring cash for tips for the band, and don't miss out on the fantastic home cooked food available for a song (and a little cash). 


March 8, don't miss jazz master Reggie Workman as he brings his bands, Deeper Dreamers and New Stars to the stage.


Visit PJSJazz.org for more information.

Second Sunday Jazz series at PJS jazz society

In January 2020, The Lagond Music School jazz students opened for the Ray Blue Quartet.


Join us in Mount Vernon, NY, every second Sunday of the season for the best jazz for miles around. Cover is $25 (cash or check). Bring cash for tips for the band, and don't miss out on the fantastic home cooked food available for a song (and a little cash). 


Visit PJSJazz.org for more information.

What’s Behind the Racial Uproar at WGBO?

WBGO seems to be distancing itself from the community that built it. There have been repercussions.

By Tammy La Gorce

  • Published Jan. 29, 2020Updated Jan. 30, 2020

For almost 40 years, Dorthaan Kirk, the widow of the great jazz saxophonist Rahsaan Roland Kirk, was a fixture at WBGO, Newark’s public jazz station.

Considered the city’s “first lady of jazz,” Ms. Kirk organized jazz brunches and persuaded famous musicians like Regina Carter to perform at children’s concerts. Her parties at the station celebrating the art exhibitions she curated, like one featuring vintage boomboxes, were always open to the public.

In 2018, Ms. Kirk retired, just shy of her 80th birthday.

Things at WBGO quickly changed after that. The station ended the exhibitions and the parties. Then management stopped allowing the public into the building, citing security concerns. The community, it seemed, was no longer welcome at the station it helped to create. 





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Tony's at the J House in Greenwich has patio dining

Long view of the patio

Live music 4 nights weekly

Long view of the patio

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This patio is a beautiful place, bringing the summery outside in on a cold winter's night. Lush with greenery and accented with patio-style swinging benches suspended by chains, it is a cozy, quieter alternative to the main dining room, especially when the live band is on.

Ready for a close-up

Live music 4 nights weekly

Long view of the patio

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The bar wraps around three sides of the service island, where skilled bartenders pour wine from an excellent list and create cocktails that are either Tony's specialties or classic -- like this Old Fashioned. 

Live music 4 nights weekly

Live music 4 nights weekly

Live music 4 nights weekly

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Wednesday through Saturday, from 7-10 PM, a variety of live music happens in the lobby area, where a grand piano stands proudly by the modern glassed-in fireplace. Rock, country, pop, jazz -- it just depends on the night. (Above is a view from the bar. Not a bad seat in the house!)

Gene DiNapoli as Elvis at Empire City Casino at MGM Resorts

Gene DiNapoli as Elvis at Empire City Casino at MGM Resorts

Jazz Lounge @ DSM • Tuckahoe

John H. Smith • Guitar

John H. Smith • Guitar

John H. Smith • Guitar

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John's style is influenced by many great guitar players, but especially George Benson and Joe Pass. You can also find him at Red Rooster every Sunday evening.

Janelle • Vocals

John H. Smith • Guitar

John H. Smith • Guitar

Summertime by Janelle on vocals and John H. Smith on guitar at DiNapoli's Stone Mill in Tuckahoe

John and Janelle create a space for jazz artists and enthusiasts to hear the classic jazz standards. Musicians are welcome to sit in -- and receive a 50% discount on food and drinks.

Classic Cartoons Created a Culturally Literate Generation

Think about it: did you realize, when you were little, just how much classical music education you were absorbing?


Even though this author started studying violin at age 7, I didn't realize how rich my classical and literary education was, thanks in part to cartoons like this. 


--Janelle Allbritton, MPH

Publisher

WestchesterCountyPost.com


https://www.intellectualtakeout.org/article/secret-behind-baby-boomers-cultural-literacy

The Philip James Band at Juliano's in New Rochelle, NY

American Legion Post #50 Veterans Day Dinner and Dance