Tomorrow Night! (Wednesday July 23th)!
Gypsy jazz in a basement lounge, you ask? Yes, Given the terrific weather that
will be happening tomorrow, it's going to be a great night out for music.
We're happy to report the sound carries nicely through the double
doors onto Bar Reis's lovely back patio. Please join Franglais for our
weekly set and hot club jam session this Wednesday, In the last few
weeks we've had some very talented guests, and had a lot of fun. Come
check it out! This week the schedule is as follows:
8 pm-ish: one set by Franglais (Ben Wood and Bobby Sexton on guitars,
Piruz Partow on bass,
Eve Seltzer on vocals and Monica Smith on violin)
9:30 pm-ish: jam session for whomever cares to join us
Park Slope's Bar Reis, located at 375 Fifth Avenue--between 5th and
6th streets--is accessible by the F, M, and R trains at 9th Street and
4th Avenue. The bar has a nice selection of draft and bottled beer,
some good wine, and talented mixologists (Wednesday nights we have Mo,
who in keeping with the spirit of Franglais, has changed her name to
Meaux--at least on Wednesdays). No kitchen, but they do have an
impressive collection of take-out menus.
See you there!
Finally- the wonderful promoter and concert organizer Pat Phillips is having her yearly seasonal (summer) Fete at the fredrick P. Rose hall (Jazz at Lincoln Center) on the 30th of this month- featuring some amazing artists- the Schmitts (Sampson and Dorado), Howard Alden (who I hear might be on his new 7 string Selmer style guitar!), and the amazing Regina Carter. sounds like once again Ms. Phillips is putting on one of the best shows in NYC for gypsy Jazz. Check it out at www.djangobirdland.com
See you soon,