08/27/15 2:00pm
Live Music on the Rock

Live Music on the Rock

Happy birthday, Itzhak Perlman! Seventy years young this week, Mr. Perlman will be celebrating with the rest of the wonderful musicians at the Perlman Music Program this coming Saturday.

In 1958, when he was just 13 years old, Itzhak performed in Tel Aviv with several other Israeli musicians for Ed Sullivan, who promptly brought him to the United States and introduced him to the world. He played on the show again six years later, the same year Mr. Sullivan introduced another famous act — from Liverpool! (more…)

08/20/15 12:00pm
Live Music on the Rock

Live Music on the Rock

You know how when you install new shelves and seemingly within minutes, they’re completely full? The same goes for music venues. As soon as a new venue opens up, there are more than enough musicians clamoring for space and new audiences eager to listen to them.

It used to be that the music scene almost completely dried up after Labor Day, but now there are so many open mics that run weekly throughout the year, it’s hard to decide where to go or where to play!
Highlights for me last week included watching vibraphonist Max Feldschuh with the Richard Siegler Group at the Dory and checking out Freddy Cole’s guitarist Randy Napolean with his unique finger-style playing. (more…)

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07/03/15 2:00pm
Live Music on the Rock

Live Music on the Rock

Summer is officially here and the Island music scene really revs up this week with a dozen different events. In addition to the cool Sunday evening jazz line-up with Peter Martin Weiss and Jane Hastay, the Ram’s Head Inn will feature the Jon Divello and Chris Tedesco duo on Tuesday nights. (more…)