Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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Greetings All!

I am presently spending time in the town of Auburn, NY, playing in the band for the musical The Marvelous Wonderettes. A quaint spot along the Fingerlakes, lots of green, rolling hills, historic places and lots of fresh air, this is a nice break from city life.


Upcoming events:

Wednesday, Sept. 28th, 7-9pm: I'll be performing with my fantastic quintet, Uncommon Knowledge, performing pieces from my Deep Brooklyn Suite, which is a series of musical impressions about Brooklyn. Stylistically, the music features elements of Jazz, Rock, and Brazilian music, and showcases some of New York’s finest musical talent:

Russ Spiegel's "Uncommon Knowledge"
Russ Spiegel - guitar/ comp
Tim Amacost - reeds
Mike Eckroth - piano
Gary Wang - bass
Scott Neuman - drums

Zinc Bar
82 West 3rd Street (btw Thompson & Sullivan)
Greenwich Village New York NY 10012
tel. 212-477-ZINC (9462)


In October I'm headed back to Germany to do a workshop and concert with the Würzburg Musikhochschule Big Band as well as a number of other gigs, plus a side trip to Istanbul to visit the birthplace of my father. Here is my present gig itinerary:

Friday, Oct. 14: The Russ Spiegel Trio
Jazzkeller Hanau
Philippsruher Allee 22
63450 Hanau, Germany
06181 259965

Thursday, Oct. 20: The Sylwia Bialas Group
Vinothek Tiepolo
Hotel Dortmunder Hof/Vinothek Tiepolo/Weinfaß
Innerer Graben 22
D - 97070 Würzburg

Monday, Oct. 24: Workshop with the Würzburg Musikhochschule Big Band

Tuesday, Oct 25:
Workshop and Concert with the Würzburg Musikhochschule Big Band
Hofstallstraße 6
97070 Würzburg, Germany


And, as always: Every Friday and Saturday evening 7:30-10:30pm I am playing dinner jazz duo with bassist Kevin Thomas at:
Il Porto Pizzeria Restaurant
37 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 624-2965

Keep Swinging,