Giging in Albany this Thursday

I really thought I was going to have time to post two recipes before taking off to Albany for a gig –with Michael Bisio, tomorrow night . Well! I didn’t so please, hang on for the promised great fresh fava bean recipe.

However, I do want to let you know about the gig at Justin’s in Albany N.Y., it is tomorrow Thursday May 22nd – 9 PM ($3 cover)–or today, or maybe you have already missed it!– depending on when you read this blog . Justin’s is really a great jazz club, their wonderful manager, Victoria Cipollari, has been dedicated to jazz for as long as I have been in the Capital District, and most of all to local bands & musicians, to name a few of my favorites: George Muscatello, Adrian Cohen, Brian Patnaude, Lee Shaw, Yuko Kishimoto, Dany Whelshel, Teri Roiger, John Menegon, Bob Gluck & of course Mike Bisio & I. Today Justin’s IS the jazz scene in the Capital District.

This Thursday Mike and I will be performing some re-arranged French songs, a few jazz standards but mostly my originals and contemporary poetry.

Below is a preview of Mike & I live at the Gershwin Hotel in NYC. Hope to see in Albany or at our next NYC performance on Saturday June 14th at 5c Café.

So, see you here, or there! mais à bientot,

Back to Sunday March 3 2008

Sunday March 2 2008 I went to pick up a piece of my art work that was part of the show Generation 6 at the A.I.R Gallery in Chelsea NYC. Pick up hours were 8-11 am. The day was bright, a little chilly but beautiful, so I decided to get there early (9am) by subway and to walk back via the Brooklyn Bridge to then meet my friend Douglas for brunch in Park Slope. We had brunch at a small Oaxacan Mexican (the highlight was the chipotle chili hot cocoa) and then off to the Park Slope Food Coop –where I am one of the 14000 members– for my food shopping.

Below the map of the walk and you can listen to the song I wrote on the Brooklyn Bridge on my Myspace