Fri, November 29th

Paul Carlon presents Billy Strayhorn Tribute


Doors 7.00PM
Show 8.00PM
Advance Price $10 (SAVE 30% on dinner when you include a Full Dinner for only $20 - details below)
Door Price $15
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Paul Carlon
La Rumba is a Lovesome Thing/A Tribute to Billy Strayhorn
featuring Christelle Durandy and Ben Lapidus
Maracatu New York

Opening Act -  Maracatu New York - 8.00pm


Maracatu New York is New York's first and only Maracatu ensemble dedicated to the performance and knowledge of traditional Maracatu de Baque Virado and other musical styles from the Northeast of Brazil, while fusing these rhythms with New Orleans Second Line and Mardi Gras Indian rhythms. 

"Under the guise of Maracatu NY, Scott Kettner has created a band and an album that's a stroke of percussive genius. Baque Do Brooklyn is the very definition of percussive music and while it's led with plenty of horns the album is truly all about the drums. This is the sound of Carnivale moving through the streets and is so rhythmic that it's perfect for marching. Baque Do Brooklyn blends Brazilian maracatu with New Orleans rhythms, funk, and blues. It's a globe trotting record that's all about movement, energy, and the simple joys of beats and brass."  -Paul Popi 

Paul Carlon - 9.00pm


Saxophonist/composer Paul Carlon presents a "Latin-side-of" reimagining of Billy Strayhorn's works on what would be the iconic composer's 98th birthday. Carlon's CD on Zoho Music, La Rumba is a Lovesome Thing, takes a whimsical look at an alternate reality where in Billy grew up a rumbero on the streets of Havana. With a mix of Afro-Cuban guaguancó, mambo, batá, bolero, Puerto Rican bomba, and Argentinian zamba, the album tears through ten Strayhorn gems utilizing Paul's working ensemble as well as guest percussionists Pedrito Martinez, Chembo Corniel, and Obanilu Ire.

This show will feature husky-voiced chanteuse Christelle Durandy, tresero Benjamin Lapidus, and conguero Paulo Stagnaro, as well as some brand new arrangements Paul has been working on since the release of La Rumba is a Lovesome Thing.

Paul Carlon: saxophones and flute
Anton Denner: alto saxophone, flute, and piccolo
Andy Gravish: trumpet
Mike Fahie and Noah Bless: trombones
John Stenger: piano
Dave Ambrosio: bass
William 'Beaver' Bausch: drumset
Paulo Stagnaro: congas
Benjamin Lapidus: tres and vocals
Christelle Durandy: vocals

"Mr. Carlon's treatment is the best kind of fresh take on classic material, rendered with a perfect balance of adoration and irreverence that never misses the mark." -- Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal

"Carlon's latest album, La Rumba is a Lovesome Thing, is to these ears a masterpiece"-- Mick Carlon/JazzTimes, author of Riding on Duke's Train/Travels With Louis

"Saxophonist Paul Carlon's Latin look at the compositions of Billy Strayhorn goes all the way on a cover of "Take the ‘A' Train." The arrangement includes five-horn chords, tres riffing from Benjamin Lapidus, Christelle Durandy's strong vocals, a determined funk section and a focused, percussion-fueled trombone solo from Mike Fahie. Four Stars."--Brad Farberman, Downbeat Magazine

"Carlon brings Strayhorn's work into a new light on La Rumba Is a Lovesome Thing, delivering thoughtful arrangements that respectfully re-imagine the composer's work through Cuban traditions. The result is a beautiful collection of thoughtfully constructed arrangements that highlight the genius of Strayhorn's writing while giving us some insight into Carlon's modern musical world."-- Chip Boaz, The Latin Jazz Corner 

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**Dinner Special Details**
Click on the ticket link above and select the General Admission ticket PLUS $20 Dinner special to save 30% on your dinner (does not include TIP). Select your dinner option on the page during checking-out when you review your online order and BEFORE finishing the check process.** 
Dinner options include:

Option 1: Mediterranean Plate, Salad and a Soda
Option 2: Hamburger, Salad, Humus and a Soda
Option 3: Marinated Grilled Chicken Cubes, Salad, Humus and a Soda
Option 4: Kale Salad, Humus and a Soda