Wednesday, May 30, 2012

June 2012

Sun 6/3 7:00pm - 11:00pm Pre War Ponies @ Superfine (126 Front Street, Dumbo BROOKLYN)

Fri 6/8 9pm JWH Trio @ New York Uke Fest (Society for Ethical Culture - 2 W 67th St) INFO

Sat 6/9 2pm JWH teaches jazz chord tips and tricks on the ukulele @ New York Uke Fest (Society for Ethical Culture - 2 W 67th St) INFO

Thu 6/14 9pm - 12am (doors at 8pm) w/Mona's Hot Four @ Rebel NYC (251 W30th St) Battles and Burlesque Speakeasy $15 early bird/$20 in advance/$25 at door) 

Fri 6/15 10:30pm – 2:30am w/The Big 72 Garage (99 7th Ave S)

Wed 6/20 7:00pm – 10:00pm JWH Trio @ The M Bar at the Mansfield Hotel (12 W44)

Thu 6/21 6pm Pat Irwin/J. Walter Hawkes duo @ Gantry Plaza State Park (4-74 48th Ave - at the end...just go to the river - Long Island City) Part of the Make Music NY Festival

Thu 6/28 9:30pm-12:00am w/Willie Martinez La Familia Sextet @ The Nuyorican Poet’s Café( 236 E 3rd St) $7 cover

updated 6/19/12

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Nuyorican 2nite - Solo Uke Show Saturday in LIC

Greetings.  I gotta make this quick.  I'm in the midst of trying to make a deadline...and of course this is the day my entire promotions department decides to play hooky on me.  So stupid.  It's not even nice outside!

Tonight I'm playing Latin jazz trombone with Willie Martinez and the La Familia Sextet at our home of many years, the The Nuyorican Poet’s Café.  This place rocks.  So does the band... and in clave, for that matter!

Saturday I'll be playing a special free* solo ukulele show at the incredibly awesome 
TEN10 Studios in Long Island City at an art opening for my good friend Hiroshi Kagoshima.  Hiroshi will be showing some of his newest paintings and drawings.  It'll be an easy going, intimate event, and I hope you'll make it by.  There will be refreshments, and a refreshing hang.

All the deets for the above shindigs are listed on me gigs page in the menu to the right.

* "free" in that you don't have to pay anything.  It is a ukulele show after all... People usually pay me to play trombone, and sometimes they'll pay me to stop playing ukulele...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

MBar 2nite - Concert w/Pat Irwin Fri in LIC - JWH Jazz Brunch LIC on Sun

Greetings.  I've been a little under the weather for the past week or so.  Actually we all (more or less) have, as human beings cannot survive above the weather without expensive equipment.  That fact aside, I'm more or less back on my feet.

Tonight, you'll find me on my feet at 
The M Bar at the Mansfield Hotel with Jim Whitney on the bass and Andrew Burns on the drums (Mobile Unit #2) as we do our finest sets for your cocktailing pleasure.  As always, the MBar is conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan, early enough for a school night, swanky enough to impress, yet still relaxed enough to set your minds at ease.

This will be a wacky good time.Friday will be a special night indeed.  
Pat Irwin and I will be doing another show of originals showcasing guitar, trombone, and vintage electronics.  I'll be playing my trombone and sounds created by old Commodore 64 sound chips for 8 bit frivolity.  I'll also be rocking the telelele, which basically looks like a Fender Telecaster (electric guitar) that was left in the dryer for too long.  Pat will be playing guitar and sounds created by old rhythm machines (Roland 330, Rhythm Ace, Rhythm King) old synths (including a Juno) and sounds from instruments found on the street.  It's a very groovy vibe, it takes Pat and I four to five hours to set up all the gear, and it'll be at a kooky raw space in Long Island City.  All this is put together by the incredible LIC Arts Open Festival, which will be having the festival launch party around the corner at the Sculpture Center from 5pm - 8pm right before our 8:30 concert.   

Sunday, I'll be leading my trio for a jazz brunch situation at the new 
Z Hotel in Long Island City.  The food is good, reasonably priced, and it's a nice room.  A jazz brunch in LIC?  It can happen.  Indeed, a jazz brunch within stumbling distance is about the only way you'll find me getting my horn out of the case that early on a weekend, you dig.  This event is also in collaboration with the LIC Arts Open Festival.

As always, you'll find the pertinent information for the above mumbled gigs on the gigs page of this here blog-o-rooni. 

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Steinhof 2nite! Arelene's Saturday! Epistrophy Sunday!

Greetings.  It is with much joy that I tell you that I shall be playing at Cafe Steinhof again tonight in Park Slope.  Indeed, it's a bit of a triumphant return, tho I probably don't want to say that.  I'm pretty good a jinxing things.  So, if it all goes to hell and I somehow start another international conflict or full on global nuclear war, I suppose I only have myself and my jinxing talents to blame.  This being said, I should have a rosier attitude.  It's still before noon though...and with me, a rosy attitude is a bit of a stretch in the a.m.

Ok.  Let's try that one again.

Tonight!  It's with much happiness and joy that I tell you we're playing Steinhof again!  
Cafe Steinhof is a Park Slope institution... a cultural hub of Brooklyn awesome.  The food, Austrian fare, is completely off the hook.  The beers are incredible imports from Germany, Austria, Belgium, etc.  So, needless to say, I'm totally stoked to be playing there again.  It's also a great environment to make music.  (Ahh yes, Steinhof was the gestating pool of that brought us the Useless Bastards back in the day...) Tonight, I'll be goin' between playing original tunes, wacky covers, maybe a ukulele feature or two, and of course a lot of those old tunes I enjoy so much.  I'll be joined by trio (and Steinhof) veterans Jim Whitney on bass and Andrew Burns on drums.

Saturday night I'll be rocking in the horn section with Queens rockers, 
The Big Daddy Project.   We'll be bringing a big dose of old skool Long Island City to the classic music dive Arlene's Grocery on the Lower East Side.  The BDP plays hilarious and over the top originals about our fair neighborhood and it's colorful denizens, as well as funky covers.  We'll have many special guests.  I'll be joining the Vernon Horns,  and will be contributing the horn arrangements.

Sunday night I'll be leading the trio, playing trombone, ukulele and singing (again with Jim and Andrew) at the 
Epistrophy Cafe in Nolita.  The food, the stage, the vibe, the gene pool, and the hang are completely off the charts.  The location isn't bad either.  Highly recommended for an incredibly tasty Sunday evening Italian meal w/live music on stage early enough for a school night...

All the pertinent information for the above mentioned brouhahas is listed on the gigs page...