Saturday, May 5, 2012

May Update

Hard to believe, it's already May! Time flies and I've been keeping busy with various projects, more on that in future posts.

In the meantime, lots of music going on. I have, among other things, a new Latin Jazz group. Take a look at the gigs below....

Russ's Upcoming Gigs:

Wednesday, May 9th, 7-9pm: I'll be performing with my fantastic quintet, Uncommon Knowledge, with special guest Hendrik Meurkens on chromatic harmonica. We will be 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 musicians:

Russ Spiegel's "Uncommon Knowledge"
Special Guest: Hendrik Meurkens - chromatic harmonica
Russ Spiegel - guitar/ comp 

Tim Armacost - 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)


Sunday, May 13 & May 27th, 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
Steve Wood: bass
Glenn: drums
Gabo: percussion
Fifth Estate
506 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Tel. (718) 840-0089 

Wednesday, May 23, 8-11pm: The wonderful guitarist Tosh Sheridan and I will be performing in duo at:
Claret Wine Bar
4602 Skillman Avenue  
Sunnyside (Queens), NY 11104 
Tel. (718) 937-7411

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

Sundays 12-3pm it's brunch time at Wyne a Bit. Awesome sweet & savory crepes (not mention scrumptious breakfast crepes) and a fantastic wine & beer selection. I'll be playing solo jazz guitar but musicians are encouraged to drop by & sit in.
Wyne a Bit Wine Bar & Creperie
200 Franklin St.
Greenpoint, Brooklyn, 11122
(718) 389-7171

Keep Swinging,