January 14, 2018 – Michael Blake Quartet

Hello dear listeners!

Happy New Year! Here’s to all the best for 2018! We hope you can join us to get it started on a good foot with –

The Michael Blake Quartet 

Michael Blake Quartet

Michael Blake – Saxophone
Steve Cardenas – Guitar
Ben Allison – Bass
Kenny Wollesen – Drums

Born in Montreal, Canada and raised in Vancouver, Michael Blake has made New York City his home, where he has released music with abounding originality and vision for 30 years. Michael Blake actively tours around the world and teaches in the city. As a composer his creative output is constantly in flux. The fifteen albums to his name offer listeners a huge variety of music. 2016 was a significant year for him with his choice to release three divergent albums: Fulfillment, Transmissions and Red Hook Soul. Blake also toured the US west coast, performed in Brazil and taught in Mexico.

Guitarist Steve Cardenas has regularly performed with such diverse artists as Paul McCandless of the group Oregon, Mark Isham and Jeff Beal, as well as Madeleine Peyroux and Norah Jones. Steve was a longstanding member of the Paul Motian Octet, the Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra, as well as Joey Baron‘s band, Killer Joey. Steve is currently a member of the Steve Swallow Quintet, Ben Allison Band, Jon Cowherd‘s Mercy Project and John Patitucci‘s Electric Guitar Quartet.

Bassist/composer Ben Allison is known for his inspired arrangements, inventive grooves and hummable melodies. Ben draws from the jazz tradition and a range of influences from rock and folk to 20th century classical and world music traditions, seamlessly blending them into a cinematic, cohesive whole.

Drummer Kenny Wollesen has worked with everyone from Tom Waits to Bill Frisell. He is the backbone of dozens of bands including the undefinable Sex Mob. He has also led a marching band and collaborated with Blake in their ground breaking quartet Slow Poke.

Please join us as Michael and his quartet bring their musical genius to the Parlor for an outstanding afternoon of inspiration.

Sunday 14 January, Michael Blake Quartet

Doors at 2:30 PM, concert begins at 3:00 PM sharp.

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December 18, 2017 – Robinson & Rohe “The Longest Winter”

Hello dear listeners!

As the days grow shorter, and the nights get colder, we have ingrained in us the need to gather close and keep warm with good cheer and song, and to fortify our spirits against the darkness that surrounds us…

.. and so we are thrilled to continue our holiday tradition of hosting Robinson and Rohe and having you join us in our celebration of the Winter Solstice on a rare, Monday evening performance.

Robinson & Rohe – 
The Longest Winter: A Christmas Concert and Singalong

A crowd of friends and neighbors has gathered on one of the longest nights of the year. All is warm and cozy inside, while the cold winter wind blows just outside the door. The clatter of wine glasses and mugs filled to the brim with hot cider gives way to silence. And from that radiant silence emerges a song…

For the past ten years, Robinson & Rohe has been performing The Longest Winter: A Christmas Concert and Singalong. Annually hosted in venues and house concerts throughout the Northeast, this event has become an audience favorite, a staple of the season. For the third year in a row, they bring their midwinter music to the Parlor Series, resplendent with a gorgeous backdrop, a triptych of paper cut light boxes designed by illustrator Andrew Benincasa.

Liam Robinson and Jean Rohe bring their folk-music roots and contemporary sensibilities to songs new and old. Robinson & Rohe go deep into the Christmas repertoire: the mystical, the melancholic, the soulful, the sublime. Expect songs you may not know: haunting melodies of old Europe, joyful singalongs of the Southern US, and modern takes on the strange and ancient Christmas tale. Please join us for this special evening.

About Robinson & Rohe:

Both accomplished songwriters in their own rights, Jean Rohe (guitar, singing) and Liam Robinson (banjo, accordion, singing) let their finely crafted songs shine in detailed arrangements and elegant harmonies. Whether in small clubs or on festival stages, Robinson & Rohe performances are intimate gatherings in which listeners are invited to share in the music-making.

Monday 18 December, Robinson & Rohe

Doors at 6:30 PM, concert begins at 7:00 PM sharp.

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Coming Up:

Sunday, January 14, 3pm – Michael Blake

November 19 – Sexmob – Tuba Mob!

Dear Music Lovers!

Our fall series continues this November with a very special performance  by Sexmob featuring tuba virtuoso Marcus Rojas. Taking pop and jazz classics and giving them the raucus and free-wheeling interpretation that only Sexmob can give, this concert is not to be missed!

Sexmob – Tuba Mob!

Steve Bernstein– Slide Trumpet
Briggan Krauss – Saxophones
Kenny Wollesen – Drums
Marcus Rojas – Tuba

Tuba Mob! Sexmob meets Marcus Rojas… tuba virtuoso and long time friend. Marcus appeared on Sexmob’s 2003 release Dime Grind Palace, and has been a guest of the band in many concerts. Dupuy’s Landing will be a perfect intimate setting for a meeting of the sounds minds and music.

Now celebrating its 20th year, Sexmob continues to deconstruct familiar pop tunes with subversive impunity.  Everything from Prince’s “Sign O’ the Times” to the Grateful Dead’s “Ripple,” Nirvana’s “About a Girl” to ABBA’s “Fernando” is fair game for this band of musical renegades. And fonder Steve Bernstein is explicit about Sexmob not being a cover band. ”Covers to me means you play it exactly like the record,” he explains. “I just take songs that I feel have a great melody and do them in my style. So I’ll pick a tune and tell the guys, ‘Let’s Sexmob this!’ And I realize that’s what jazz musicians have always done. That’s how Lester Young and Charlie Parker and Miles Davis got popular. They played the songs that everyone knew. And because they could recognize the song then that invited them into their style.”

Sunday 19 November, Sexmob – Tuba Mob!

Doors at 2:30 PM, concert begins at 3:00 PM sharp.

This show is sold out!

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AND COMING UP…. Get your indelible pens out and mark your calendar for the following Parlor Series at Dupuy’s Landing, Sunday afternoon concerts from 3:00 – 5:00 PM


December 3rd — To be announced soon…

December 18th — Robinson & Rohe


January 14th — Michael Blake


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October 1, 2017 – Mary Ann McSweeney

Dear Music Lovers!
Welcome to the 2017-2018 Parlor Series at Dupuy’s Landing. After somewhat of a hiatus, we are back with a beautiful line-up for your listening enjoyment.

See below for dates to lock into your diary, but first up news of a new addition to our series,  Mary Ann Mc Sweeney’s “Urban Fado Jazz Project”.

We are thrilled to host a CD release party for Mary Ann on 1 October from 3:00 – 5:00 in the parlor at Dupuy’s Landing.  McSweeney, a talented bassist and bandleader, a resourceful composer and an imaginative arranger, is based in NYC.  Along with being full time professional bassist, she is on the faculty for the Middle School Jazz Academy at Lincoln Center and the New York Jazz Workshop.

Mary Ann McSweeney – Urban Fado Project

Mary Ann McSweeney – Bass
Jason Ennis – Guitar
Marc Mommaas – Saxophone
Nana Simopoulos – Bouzouki, Sitar and Vocals

The beautiful melodies of Fado resonated for me immediately. My great great great Grandparents are from Portugal. This music originated in Portugal around in the 1800’s. The sadness, the sigh of the voice, the story of fate told by the singer inspired me to compose music that is Fado. Images and smells of Portugal have surrounded my process. The music is heard in alleys, clubs and concert halls telling a story of the Portuguese people. The string bass brings a melodic and low supportive voice to the music. I like to keep the form of the traditional Fado song, but I have also expanded it to leave room for improvisation. Musicians can layer their voice onto the form of the piece. Being a long time jazz artist, I bring new grooves and new chord structures to the Fado form. I want to bring a new voice and vibe to this music and share the cultural diversity it has to offer.

Sunday 1 October, Mary Ann McSweeney – Urban Fado Project

Doors at 2:30 PM, concert begins at 3:00 PM sharp.

Please join our mailing list for more information.  RSVPs are required. 

AND COMING UP…. Get your indelible pens out and mark your calendar for the following Parlor Series at Dupuy’s Landing, Sunday afternoon concerts from 3:00 – 5:00 PM


November 19th — Steven Bernstein’s Sexmob

December 3rd — To be announced soon…

December 18th — Robinson and Rohe


January 14th — Michael Blake


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June 25 – Alexis Cuadrado with Claudia Acuña and Pablo Vergara

Hello dear listeners!

We are finally back! And we are thrilled to share with you an afternoon of musical and lyrical adventures from this powerhouse trio put together by Alexis Cuadrado, featuring award winning pianist Pablo Vergara, and singer Claudia Acuña, one of the most beautiful and compelling voices in jazz and creative music.


Alexis Cuadrado – Trio of Words

Claudia Acuña – Voice
Pablo Vergara – Piano
Alexis Cuadrado – Bass

Alexis Cuadrado and his new trio present a set of music inspired by the poetic and folkloric traditions of Spain and Latin America. Drawn from such diverse sources as the surrealist poems of Federico Garcia Lorca or the moving protest songs of Víctor Jara, this trio explores the Hispanic diaspora with in an intimate setting that promises to enlighten your mind and stir your soul.

Sunday 25 June, Alexis Cuadrado – Trio of Words

Doors at 2:30 PM, concert begins at 3:00 PM sharp.

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ACTION ! June 17 – Women’s March To Ban The Bomb


In one of its final acts of 2016, the United Nations General Assembly adopted with overwhelming support a landmark resolution to begin negotiations on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. This historic decision heralds an end to two decades of paralysis in multilateral nuclear disarmament efforts.

Throughout June and July of 2017, governments will negotiate a ban on nuclear weapons at the United Nations. WILPF and our coalition are hitting the streets to celebrate and also demand a good treaty that prohibits these weapons of mass destruction once and for all!


The Women’s March to Ban the Bomb is a women-led initiative building on the momentum of movements at the forefront of the resistance, including the Women’s March on Washington. It will bring together people of all genders, sexual orientations, ages, races, abilities, nationalities, cultures, faiths, political affiliations and backgrounds to march and rally at 12 PM – 4PM Saturday, June 17th 2017 in New York City!



  • 12:00 PM meet at the assembly point across from Bryant Park along W41st street between Sixth Avenue and Broadway. Join the movement, get inspired, build solidarity, make some friends, and get ready to march!
  • 12:30 PM march begins along the route outlined above ending at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza where the rally begins!
  • 1:15 PM-4:00 PM Rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza with speakers and musical performances.

If you have disability-related needs, please contact Sandra Barron at sandra@reachingcriticalwill.org or at 646-420-2250 by Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

February 26 – Reed Basket

Hello dear listeners!

We are back to break the chill of winter with an incredible woodwind ensemble! Envisioned by Andy Biskin, Reed Basket is quartet of clarinets of various sizes and shapes, commandeered by Andy Biskin, Peter Hess, Mike McGinnis, and Sam Sadigursky. The group plays music by Pee Wee Russell, Jelly Roll Morton, Mozart, Schubert, Bartok, Lou Reed, and others, plus Biskin’s own original compositions.
Reed Basket

Reed Basket

Andy Biskin – Clarinet
Peter Hess- Clarinet
Mike McGinnis- Clarinet
Sam Sadigursky- Clarinet

This powerhouse quartet of musicians, all virtuosos in their own right, come together to take us on a journey through some of the great americana and jazz repertoire, into classical and original compositions, all reinterpreted to stretch the limits of the clarinet family and the creative collaboration of these players. A rare treat for eager ears, please join us as they bring their musical genius to the Parlor for an outstanding afternoon of inspiration.

Sunday 26 February, Reed Basket

Doors at 2:30 PM, concert begins at 3:00 PM sharp.

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