Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Get Out Your PDAs

It is time to mark some important gigs on your calendar:

Deanna Witkowski has a solo concert at the Klavierhaus Fazioli Salon on Friday, June 8th, at 8:00. Deanna is an incredible jazz pianist-vocalist-composer-arranger, who has performed concerts around the world. She is always rewarding to hear in any context, but on the 8th she’ll be playing the Fazioli, one of the finest pianos in the world, in a small intimate concert space. I will definitely be there, and I recommend you reserve your tickets today.

If you missed the Jazz Foundation’s Apollo concert, you can make up for it this Thursday (5/31). There will be a memorial concert for Lance Carter at the Knitting Factory which will benefit the Foundation. This will be a more downtown line-up than the Apollo, featuring Marc Ribot and the Sons of Sharrock. Even if this sounds more adventurous than your tastes normally allow, consider this will also be an opportunity to hear Cassandra Wilson live as well, for only $25, and the proceeds go to a worthy organization.