Jazz Guitar and Autumn Leaves
It’s been a busy fall; teaching, playing, and creating lots of new videos and material for my site Jazz Guitar Lessons.com. Also I’m very happy to be included in the latest installment of Dom Minasi’s Guitarists Rendezvous on All About Jazz. Dom does a wonderful job of interviewing jazz guitarists who fly a bit under the radar and I was honored to be featured along with Steve Herberman, Hristo Vitchev and Harvey Valdes (all great players, check them out!).
Meanwhile (between raking leaves) I’ll turn my attention to some upcoming gigs:
Saturday, November 7th, 7pm
Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
at Shea Center for the Performing Arts
Hosted by Gary Walker of WBGO
Vince will be interviewed at 7:00pm and the concert begins at 8:00pm. This gig is a lot of fun and includes mostly music of the 1920’s and 30’s. The Nighthawks lineup includes: Rob Hecht (violin, bari sax), Mike Ponella (trumpet), Jon-Erik Kelso (trumpet), Jim Fryer (trombone), Mark Lopeman (alto, clarinet & soprano), Evan Arntzen (tenor, clarinet, soprano), Chuck Wilson (alto, clarinet, soprano), Pete Yarin (piano), Rick Stone (guitar, banjo), Paul Wells (drums), Vince Giordano (string bass, bass sax, tuba).
William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ
Thursday, November 19th, 6-10pm
Rick Stone Trio at the Garage
We’re coming down the home stretch of our 9 year run at the Garage Restaurant & Cafe. Just 2 more gigs at this venue that’s been our regular home (steady monthly gigs since January 2007). The trio is performing Thursday 11/19 from 6-10 with bassist Harvie S and drummer Joe Strasser. Come join us for a night of music and a fun hang with friends. Always some surprise guests as well! 99, 7th Avenue South, New York, NY.
Sunday, November 22nd, 7pm
Sinatra: Past, Present and Future
Featuring The Hofstra Jazz Ensemble (David Lalama, Directing), The Hofstra Vocal Jazz Quartet, and The Sinatra Future Singers. Bucky Pizzarelli was scheduled to be the featured artist, but has had to cancel due to illness and I’ve been asked to perform in his place (some pretty big shoes to fill). I’m happy to be performing but also a bit disappointed as I was really looking forward to seeing Bucky (and we’re all wishing him a speedy recovery). The concert will be at 7:00pm in the Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, South Campus, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY. Tickets $10 General Admission. Attention Musicians: There will be a free open rehearsal/master class at 4:00pm in the same location.
Wednesday, November 25th 8pm
Mark Hagan and Friends at the Old ’76 House
I’m happy to be performing again with Mark and the gang at the Old ’76 House in Tappan, NY. The lineup is David Schnitter (tenor sax), Rick Stone (guitar), Mark Hagan (bass), Elliot Zigmund (drums). We play the first set and then it opens up into a jam session so musicians, bring your axe! Old 1776 House 110 Main Street, Tappan, NY
A Special Offer:
This year marked the 30th Anniversary of my first album (that’s right, a vinyl album, remember those?) Blues For Nobody. I still have a very limited quantity of the original pressing of these and am saving them for someone who really wants them. They are extremely rare and I’ve decided to offer them as a package with all 5 of my CD releases for $100. I’ll also sign them if you like. There are only 20 of these and when they’re gone, they’re gone. Email me privately if you’re interested.
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Thanks so much for your ongoing support. Hope to see you soon!