May
4
7:00 pm19:00

The Gift of the Vagi at Don't Tell Mama

A tale of woe & naughty bits, with songs of George & Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, James Taylor, Willie Nelson, Bill Zeffiro & others.  Because bad decisions make good stories.

with
Frank Ponzio - piano
Hayes Greenfield, sax
Tom Hubbard - bass

Thursday, May 4
7pm
$20cover / 2 drink minimum
343 West 46th Street (8th & 9th aves)
Call for Reservations: 212-757-0788 (after 4pm)
www.donttellmamanyc.com

Jan
12
6:00 pm18:00

C.L. Hoover Opera House

Reaching for the Moon: The Songs of Irving Berlin

C.L. Hoover Opera House
135 W. 7th St
Junction City, Kansas
Tel: 785-238-3906

6pm, with
Wayne Goins, guitar, and friends

More details to come!

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I’m delighted to perform “Reaching for the Moon” at Junction City’s C.L. Hoover Opera House. The dilapidated movie theater of my childhood was renovated most recently beginning in 2007; the house, built in 1882 upon a foundation of the state's native limestone, suffered financial setbacks, fires and the vagaries of fashion, but this cultural treasure is beautifully renovated and resides safely on  the Kansas State Historic Register. The Opera House is a vibrant and productive home to Junction City and Geary County’s arts organization, agencies and artists -- a multi-use facility with a state of the art sound system designed for performingand visual arts presentation, business and professional events, educational and cultural opportunities and civic activities. [visit the Opera House for more!]

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Wayne Goins, Director of Jazz Studies at Kansas State University, has performed with guitarist Kenny Burrell, saxophonist Bobby Watson, organist Jimmy McGriff and many others. Goins has experience in Boston, Chicago, and Atlanta, conducting jazz ensembles and teaching guitar at Morehouse College, Emory University, and Kennesaw State University. Goins authored the award-winning book, A Biography Of Charlie Christian (2005), The Jazz Band Director’s Handbook (2003), and Emotional Response to Music: Pat Metheny’s Secret Story (2001) [Edwin Mellen Press.] In 2006 Goins published The Wise Improvisor, a college textbook on jazz improvisation. Goins founded Little Apple Records, his own record label, and released West Coast Swing, Standard Fare, Smokin’ at The Oak Bar, Bluesin' With The B3, Home...Cookin!, and Chronicles of Carmela, released in early 2011. Goins writes for Jazz Ambassador and Jazz Inside magazine, where he has written extensive articles. Goins’ fifth book, That’s All Right: The Jimmy Rogers Story will be published by University of Illinois Press.


Apr
8
6:00 pm18:00

Tomi Jazz NYC

Jazz & Cocktails

With Frank Ponzio, piano

Saturdays:
February 11
March 11
April 8

All Shows 6pm

$10 cover / $10 minimum
239 East 53rd Street, lower
(2nd & 3rd Aves)
Call for Reservations: 646-497-1254
www.tomijazz.com

"Low-key bar & grill featuring Japanese bites & live jazz in a cozy setting with a speakeasy vibe."

Mar
11
6:00 pm18:00

Tomi Jazz NYC

Jazz & Cocktails

With Frank Ponzio, piano

Saturdays:
February 11
March 11
April 8

All Shows 6pm

$10 cover / $10 minimum
239 East 53rd Street, lower
(2nd & 3rd Aves)
Call for Reservations: 646-497-1254
www.tomijazz.com

"Low-key bar & grill featuring Japanese bites & live jazz in a cozy setting with a speakeasy vibe."

Feb
11
6:00 pm18:00

Tomi Jazz NYC

Jazz & Cocktails

With Frank Ponzio, piano

Saturdays:
February 11
March 11
April 8
All Shows 6pm

$10 cover / $10 minimum
239 East 53rd Street, lower
(2nd & 3rd Aves)
Call for Reservations: 646-497-1254
www.tomijazz.com

"Low-key bar & grill featuring Japanese bites & live jazz in a cozy setting with a speakeasy vibe."

Sep
21
Dec 21

CAFE NOCTAMBULO AT PANGEA

THE GIFT OF THE VAGI

A tale of woe & naughty bits, with songs of Hoagy Carmichael, Cy Coleman, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, James Taylor, Willie Nelson, Bill Zeffiro & others.  Because bad decisions make good stories.

Frank Ponzio - piano
Hayes Greenfield, sax
Tom Hubbard - bass

CAFE NOCTAMBULO AT PANGEA
178 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

TICKETS

Wednesdays:
September 21, October 12,
November 16, December 21
All Shows 8PM (90 min. set)
$20 Music Charge / $20 Food/Beverage Min.
Cocktails & Dining 6-11PM
212 995 0900

 

Mar
31
8:00 pm20:00

The Trustees of the Masonic Hall & Asylum Fund

Benefit for
Camp Turk:
Cocktail Classic

Masonic Hall
The Grand Lodge of New York
71 West 23rd Street, NYC

$125 per Person
Black Tie Optional
Cocktails, Hors d'oeuvres, silent auction from 6:30pm
music and dancing from 8pm

with
Kathryn Allyn, vocals
Frank Ponzio, piano
Hayes Greenfield, sax
Lou Caputo, clarinet
Saadi Zain, bass
Vito Lesczak, drums

For registration information and an RSVP card, please call 212-741-4520 or email nkelly@masonichallnyc.org.