Billie Holiday to be Tributed by Cassandra Wilson at the Apollo and Newport Jazz Fest

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Cassandra Wilson: A Celebration of Billie Holiday

Friday, April 10 at 8PM  

Cassandra Wilson, one of the finest and most important jazz, blues, country and folk vocalists today, salutes the superstar and legendary songstress Billie Holiday during “Lady Day’s” centennial celebration week. Timed with what would have been Holiday’s 100th birthday, Wilson will release Coming Forth By Day, a celebration of Billie Holiday, on Sony Music/Legacy Recordings. cassandrawilsoncomeforthbyday2

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The Levin Brothers

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We caught The Levin Brothers at the Iron Horse Music Hall tonight. Rock bassist Tony Levin, known for his brilliant performances with Peter Gabriel and King Crimson, has teamed up with his multi-talented brother, Pete Levin, and an ensemble of great jazz musicians for a contemporary take on 1950's jazz. It was an incredible show from Tony Levin, Pete Levin, Jeff Siegel and Erik Lawrence. Photos, videos, review and commentary will be posted soon. Stay tuned and thank you for an amazing performance!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jack White and Robert Plant Perform The Lemon Song!

 March 22, 2015.

At Lollapalooza, Argentina, Jack White (The White Stripes) and Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) spontaneously joined on stage to perform Led Zeppelin's "The Lemon Song," (LZ II) which has original roots in Howlin' Wolf's "Killin Floor." Jack White covered the song on his Lazaretto tour at Bonaroo last year. Robert Plant told a Facebook Q&A that he would be happy to collaborate with Jack White and liked his "buccaneer spirit." 

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Harlem Arts Salon Benefit to Feature Gregory Porter and Tomas Doncker

Gregory Porter and Tomás Doncker will headline The Harlem Arts Salon's all-star benefit fundraiser for The Gloster Project on Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 2:00 - 6:00 PM. The benefit concert will take place at MIST Harlem, located at 46 West 116 Street in Harlem, and will feature art, music, poetry, a buffet lunch, an exhibition/silent auction, and a special appearance by Danny Glover.

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Out On The Tiles

Langhorne Slim and Ryan Lauder at the Iron Horse Dec. 2, 2010

Ryan Lauder came all the way from Scotland and landed in Burlington, VT. He bought a guitar and with his clean, crystal voice endeared the Iron Horse crowd with a seven song set that was a perfect segway for Langhorne Slim tonight. Lauder's voice bellowed what he called 'romantic' ballads that were sad, intense and whisper strong. Rose and Crown was as endearing as it was technical. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBnXr8EYzxY

One of my favorites was "Hole in My Pocket" " ... and the blues, and the blues and the blues whisper away..."

He took to the banjo, and then Jeff Ratner and David  Moore joined him on to the stage, treating us to a song together. They really jammed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25DE4ngGIR8 The last song "I see my reflection in you" had some great guitar slides and showed he is quite a well rounded musician. Come again to our strange land, Mr. Lauder!

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