I caught a bit of Joe Lauro’s “Jazz in the Movies” at last week’s opening of the Shelter Island Jazz Fest and I have to say my favorite clip was an absolutely crushing version of “Swing, Swing, Swing!” from the Benny Goodman Orchestra that included Harry James (trumpet), Teddy Wilson (piano), Lionel Hampton (vibes) and Gene Krupa (drums). The rest of “the fest” went well, with at least five performances selling out. Look for this event to grow! (more…)
Here’s what happening, music-wise, around the Island from August 18 to August 24. (more…)
Here’s what’s happening musically from Thursday, August 7 to Wednesday, August 13.
When you have a good idea, the hope is that someone will put it together so you don’t have to. (more…)
If it weren’t for Catherine de Medici, there would probably be no North Fork, South Fork or any other fork. In fact, the “Twin Forks,” as we shall see, are entirely misnamed, as are most other geographic “forks” around the world. (more…)
Question: “What are you going to do, now that you’ll have so much time?”
Answer: Plenty. Husbands frequently refer to their “honey-do” list and believe me, I’ve got a huge one. (more…)