Wednesday, July 4, 2012

July Update

Producer (Me), Actor Gene Farber & Director David Capurso in L.A.

Greetings Friends and Fans,

June is now behind us, but July is promising to be another busy month. 

The screening of Das Boots at the New Media Film Festival in Los Angeles went extremely well. The movie got rave reviews and apart from that, David Capurso (the director) and I were able to hobnob with some of the movers and shakers in the Hollywood film scene. Next up:  Das Boots will be screening as part of the New York New Filmmakers Summer Series 2012 at the Anthology Film Archives Monday, July 9th starting at 7pm. Oh yeah, and you will soon be able to download Das Boots as we got a distribution deal via!!! Check out our Facebook page and Bootsblog for more details.



Wednesday, July 11th, 7-9pm (one set only) it's the Russ Spiegel Jazz Orchestra celebrating Leap Day back at the Zinc Bar. We'll be featuring the exceptionally talented Israeli singer Tammy Scheffer.
Zinc Bar
82 West 3rd Street (btw Thompson & Sullivan)
Greenwich Village New York NY 10012
tel. 212-477-ZINC (9462)

The RSJO is:
Rob Wilkerson, Alejandro Aviles, Dave Noland, Matt Garrison, Carl Miraghi
Colin Brigstocke, James Smith, Jason Colby, Marty Bound
Sara Jacovino, Chris Stover, Nick Finzer, Brandon Moodie
Rhythm: Mike Eckroth (piano); Yoshi Waki (bass); Scott Neumann (drums); Memo Acevedo (perc)
Featuring Special Guest vocalist Tammy Scheffer
Russ Spiegel is the composer, arranger, and bandleader

Fridays & Saturdays, 7-10pm: I am playing dinner jazz in duo with bassist Kevin Thomas at this wonderful Italian restaurant and wood burning, brick oven pizzeria:
Il Porto Pizzeria Restaurant
37 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 624-2965

Sunday, July 8th & 22nd, 8:30-11pm: I'll be playing Latin jazz with some compatriots down in Park Slope.
The Russ Spiegel/Tommy Mattioli Latin Thang
Tommy Mattioli: vibes
Russ Spiegel: guitar
Carlos Velasquez: bass
Gabo Tomassini: congas & percussion
t.b.a.: timbales 
Fifth Estate
506 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Tel. (718) 840-0089

Keep swinging.