Daily Archives: August 6, 2012

JAZZ FAMILIES: THE ANDERSON TWINS PLAY THE FABULOUS DORSEYS (September 11 – October 7, 2012)

Coming in September and October to New York City!  Will and Peter Anderson, who play a whole menagerie of reed instruments and are always thinking up inspiring new projects . . . have come up with what is sure to be an enlivening musical experience.  Experiences, I should say.

“The ANDERSON TWINS Play The FABULOUS DORSEYS” runs September 11th-October 7th @ 59E59 Theaters!

Saxophonists/clarinetists Pete and Will Anderson tell the riveting story of two bandleaders, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, who rise to the top, then split up the act over sibling rivalry.  This truthful, historical tale is highlighted by a blazing six-piece jazz band and footage from the 1947 film, “The Fabulous Dorseys.”  In addition to the Anderson Twins, the cast features Jon-Erik Kellso, Ehud Asherie, Kevin Dorn, and Clovis Nicolas. Tickets: $25.

Shows:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 7:30.   Friday 8:30, Saturday 5:30 & 8:30, Sunday 3:30.   Additional Shows: September 23 and 30 at 7:30.

All this is taking place at 59E59 Theaters, Theater C.  59 East 59th St, NY, NY 10022.   www.59e59.org

The Beloved and I enjoyed Will and Peter’s Benny Goodman / Artie Shaw extravaganza a great deal, and this one promises to be even more fun — although the Anderson boys are sweetly mild-mannered and show no inclination to Dorsey-styled violence on the bandstand.  And nary a trombone in sight.  Make reservations early!  59E59 is a cozy space and will sell out, I predict.

To follow the Anderson boys (there are also free concerts in NYC. . .) visit their site here.

May your happiness increase.

“NAUGHTY / PLEASURE”: ATLANTA 2012: BOB SCHULZ, ALLAN VACHE, JOHN ALLRED, MATT MUNISTERI, MARK SHANE, FRANK TATE, CHUCK REDD (April 21, 2012)

Swinging the Twenties in the twenty-first century!  Bob Schulz, cornet; John Allred, trombone; Allan Vache, clarinet; Matt Munisteri, guitar; Mark Shane, piano; Frank Tate, string bass; Chuck Redd, drums, treat these venerable jazz tunes — associated with Jimmie Noone, Bix Beiderbecke, and Eddie Condon — as fresh material for idiomatic improvisation, which made everyone at the 2012 Atlanta Jazz Party happy.

BLUES MY NAUGHTY SWEETIE GIVES TO ME:

I’LL BE A FRIEND “WITH PLEASURE”:

May your happiness increase.