Monthly Archives: November 2015

December 6 – Michael Blake and Friends

Dear listeners!

Please join us on Sunday December 6 for the supremely talented Michael Blake who returns to the parlor with an all-star group of friends.


Michael Blake and Friends

Michael Blake – Saxophone
Steven Bernstein – Trumpet
Marcus Rojas – Tuba
Ben Perowsky – Drums

Sunday 6 December, Doors at 2:30 PM, concert begins at 3:00 PM sharp.


Michael Blake

For over three decades the saxophonist and composer Michael Blake has managed to stun both critics and audiences alike. His live performances are consistently exciting and unbridled (New York Jazz Record Best Performances of 2014) and his recordings harness that energy into fully realized albums that resonate with personality. Known for his robust tone on tenor and pure soprano sound, Michael is frequently touted by critics as one the most original saxophonists of his generation. His latest CD Tiddy Boom (Sunnyside), a hard swinging homage to tenor titans Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young continues a legacy of rave reviews.

Born in Montreal, Canada and raised in Vancouver, Blake has made New York City his home for over 25 years where he makes music that bristles with originality and vision. As a composer his creative output is constantly in flux, shifting in approach and empathetic for each new program he designs. In 2013 Michael received Chamber Music America’s New Jazz Works Grant for which he wrote the music for Tiddy Boom. Last year he was commissioned by the Vancouver organization Barking Sphinx to compose a suite commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Canada’s 1914 Kamagata Maru Tragedy. In early 2015 he received a funding from The Canada Council for the Arts to record this music for Songlines Records.

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November 21 – Joanna Wallfisch Band

Hello Again!

We are back this month with a special Saturday show featuring the Joanna Wallfisch Band!

Joanna Wallfisch Band

Joanna Wallfisch – Vocals and Piano
Elias Meister – Guitar
Scott Colberg – Bass
Joel Mateo – Drums

Saturday 21 November, Joanna Wallfisch Band

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

“A clear-eyed poetry… Wallfisch combines the intimate purview of a singer-songwriter with the technical liberties of a jazz improviser. Crossing boarders and flouting rules seem to come naturally to the youngest child of a renowned classical-music dynasty.”

—The Boston Globe

Hailed by the great Fred Hersch as “a real discovery—a first-rate musician in every way,” singer-songwriter Joanna Wallfisch has built an impressive profile since her move to New York from London in 2012. Last winter she performed at the Parlor Series with rising piano master Dan Tepfer, debuting material from their 2015 album “The Origin of Adjustable Things”(Sunnyside Records). In May, 2015 she was commissioned by The Salisbury International Festival to collaborate with and write for the UK based Sacconi Quartet, arranging her own original songs for string quartet. Since the May premier this ‘song-cycle’ for piano quintet and voice Joanna recorded a full length album of this project at Nimbus Studios, UK in August (release 2016). Last year Joanna also joined forces with a group of some of New York’s most versatile musicians and has formed her first true band and she is very excited to bring this fresh new project to Dupuy’s Landing.

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