www.RobertaOnTheArts.com and AC Pianocraft, Inc.
Piano-Plus Jazz Series to Benefit New Orleans Musicians Clinic
Nine Concerts, Once/Month
October, 2005 through June, 2006
8:00 - 10:00 PM
$20/Ticket, At the Door, Includes 8 - 10 PM Concert, Wine,
and Hors d'Oeuvres
PLUS! A Spa Raffle for a Choice Treatment at www.spaja.com !
(Bring Business Cards)
(See a Review of the First Six Events)
Daryl Sherman on 1974 Vintage Steinway
(Daryl Sherman Website)
(See Daryl Sherman and Jay Leonhart at Encore)
Jay Leonhart on Bass
(Jay Leonhart Website)
A. C. Pianocraft, Inc.
333 West 52nd Street
NY, NY 10019
Ask for Alex
(See a Showroom and Piano Restoration Tour
and Owner Interview at A. C. Pianocraft, Inc.)
Program (Program Notes Courtesy of Daryl Sherman, with assistance from Jay Leonhart):
Daryl Sherman on Vintage 1974, satin ebony restored Steinway and Jay Leonhart on Bass.
I've Got My Fingers Crossed (McHugh/ Koehler) introduced by Fats Waller. “I recorded this with Jay on my CD tribute to composer Jimmy McHugh”.
They Say It's Spring (Haymes/Clark).
I'll Remember April (Gene DePaul/
Groovin' High (Dizzy Gillespie/Kirby Stone). This is “based on the standard, Whispering”.
Speak Low (Kurt Weill/Ogden Nash). “Both of these songs are on my CD, A Lady Must Live and it was produced and played by Jay Leonhart”.
Jay Leonhart originals, Me and Lenny. According to Jay, ”inspired by a plane trip, when I sat next to Leonard Bernstein”.
Stay Cool (from West Side Story, Sondheim/Bernstein). According to Jay, “On being asked, ‘Jay, sing another song by Leonard Bernstein’.”
Daryl original, Something Brazilian …”based on a brief relationship, when a guy stole my pocket book”.
New Orleans Songfest:
New Orleans (Hoagy Carmichael).
Louisiana (J.C. Johnson/Andy Razaf).
Way Down Yonder In New Orleans.
Happy As The Day Is Long (Arlen/Koehler) “from the Cotton Club”.
You And The Night And The Music (Dietz/Schwartz).
Swingtime In Honolulu (Ellington/Nemo) “replaced the hit I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart for lavish Cotton Club revue..on my CD Jubilee.
Porgy (McHugh /Fields) “written before Gershwin's Porgy And Bess.
Jay Leonhart originals:
Nukular, according to Jay, “inspired by George Bush’s pronunciation of Nuclear”.
South American Way (McHugh/Dubin) “written for Carmen Miranda, also on my McHugh tribute CD, considered our 'tour de farce'.”
Tropical Belt (Daryl Sherman) “calypso inspired by Joseph Conrad novel”.
RobertaOnTheArts.com and AC Pianocraft, Inc. are Co-Producers of a Piano-Plus Jazz Series, a series of Benefits for New Orleans Musicians Clinic (Post-Hurricane Katrina), held in the elegant showroom of AC Pianocraft, Inc., Midtown West, NYC.
Owner Alex Kostakis generously provided an antique Steinway & Sons piano. This instrument has been restored to perfection by craftsman at AC Pianocraft, Inc., so it looks and sounds as beautiful as ever.
The growing list of sponsors of this Series includes: www.ExploreDance.com and Robert Abrams, Webmaster of RobertaOnTheArts.com, www.SpaJa.com (gift certificate raffles), a new Brazilian Spa on West 56th Street at 8th Avenue, NYC; Matles Florist http://www.florists.ftd.com/matles/ (Flower Arrangements), TWINZ Records http://www.twinzrecords.com/ (Sound Equipment), Zuni Restaurant www.zuniny.com, 9th Avenue at 43rd Street (Buffet Platters), Amish Market http://www.amishfinefood.com/indexx.php, 9th Avenue at 49th Street (Buffet Platters), Amarone Restaurant at 9th Avenue at 48h Street http://www.lunapienanyc.com/amarone.htm (Buffet Platters), Commerce Bank http://www.commerceonline.com/, Sortie Flamenco Club, www.JazzItalia.net (Publicity), and Hot House Jazz Magazine http://www.hothousejazz.com/ (Publicity).
Plus assistance from JazzPromo@earthlink.net , AC Pianocraft, Inc. Staff, and Bethany Ewald Bultman of New Orleans Musicians Clinic, NOMC Program Director www.wwoz.org/clinic.
Future Piano-Plus events in this nine-event jazz series are:
May 1, 2006, Elio Villafranca Piano Duo, Cuban Jazz Fusion with Richie Flores on Percussion
June 5, 2006, Two sets: Argentine Tango and World Fusion (Duo Pianos with Maurizio Najt and Thomas Barth), and a New Orleans Mix with Lenore Raphael Trio and Kuni Mikami Duo Piano.
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