Folk and Jazz at the Speakeasy
July was Music Month at the new Speakeasy
On Saturdays in July, 2014, Bridge Street Theatre presented three great acts, all very different, at the Bridge Street Theatre’s SPEAKEASY. Jon B. Woodin on July 12 (for BST’s second Afterstroll), the Teri Roiger Trio, a hit at the Closing Night Party for AVIARY (reimagined) on July 19, and the amazing, challenging Michael Moss/Billy Stein Duo on July 26. All performances -- two sets 7:30 pm and 8:30. Cover $10.
Saturday, July 12, 7:30 and 8:30 – Jon B. Woodin
Jon B. Woodin is a young, local artist who has been compared to James Taylor, Jim Croce, and Gordon Lightfoot, before he becomes famous.
July 12 – Jon B. Woodin
Jon B. Woodin is a young, local artist who has been compared to James Taylor, Jim Croce, and Gordon Lightfoot. Jon has played principal cello in the Catskill Community Orchestra, Hawthorne Valley Community Orchestra, Hearts Content Trio, and Celtic Bands Sizzling Strings. He has also been in theatrical productions for UpStage Productions, The Chatham Players, HRC Showcase Theatre, and appeared many times at the Mac-Haydn Theatre. He plays guitar, violoncello, concertina, keyboards, banjo, harmonica, electric and acoustic bass, and ukulele. He has taken vocal training with Jay Poughe of Palenville, New York. “I tend to write folk, soft pop or Celtic songs primarily. My musical background started around musical theater and later branched out to include classical orchestral music, chorus and jazz band. Music has always been a crucial emotional anchor in my life, and I love to create and help shape that anchor for all those who cherish music.”
There’s a music video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3m0Q3oHl-s
He also has an Album out available on iTunes, Amazon, or his CD Baby page: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jonbwoodin/from/greatindiemusic
Saturday, July 19, 7:30 and 8:30 – Teri Roiger Trio
Hudson Valley’s top jazz combo, featuring vocalist Teri Roiger, Mark Kleinhaut on guitar and John Menegon’s swingin’ bass.
July 19 - The Teri Roiger Trio
Teri Roiger (vocals), John Menegon (bass), Mark Kleinhaut (guitar)
TERI ROIGER (Jazz Vocalist, Pianist, Composer, Lyricist & Educator) terriroiger.com
“The very fine singer Teri Roiger is one of the few who truly comprehended what Abbey Lincoln did with time, timbre, and phrasing. Most importantly, she is not what they call a clone. Teri absorbed everything into her own individuality, can actually swing hard, sing impressive ballads, and emote the invincible and real feeling of jazz.” Stanley Crouch, author & art critic
Vocalist Teri Roiger has been a musician most of her life, starting out on piano and organ at a very young age, and eventually gravitating to her love of singing jazz in her 20s. Her latest CD (3rd recording as a bandleader) is called DEAR ABBEY: The Music of Abbey Lincoln, and was released on INNER CIRCLE MUSIC in September 2012. Abbey’s music has had a profound influence on Teri’s life as a musician, singer, songwriter, lyricist, and pianist. Teri has been performing, writing, recording, producing, and teaching jazz for many years. For fifteen years she’s been sharing her knowledge, experience and enthusiasm with her students at SUNY New Paltz (NY) where she teaches the History of Jazz, Jazz Voice, and Vocal Jazz Ensembles. She has also been performing and teaching all over the U.S., Canada, Italy, Mexico, Panama, France, and Germany. Laurence Donohue-Greene, Managing Editor of the New York City Jazz Record, chose DEAR ABBEY as one of his favorite vocal releases in the Jazz Journalist Association’s “best of” list for 2012, and it is featured as one of the five best tribute releases of 2012 in NYC Jazz Record’s January 2013 issue.
JOHN MENEGON (Jazz Bassist, Composer & Educator) www.johnmenegon.com
Menegon started his career as a jazz bassist in Montreal. After having worked for several years on the Canadian jazz scene, he went on to hone his skills in NYC in the mid-80s. Since moving to New York City to study Jazz at Long Island University, John has performed/recorded with Dewey Redman, David “Fathead” Newman, Matt Wilson, Frank Kimbrough, John Hicks, Yoron Israel, Jack DeJohnette, Kenny Burrell, Kenny Barron, Paul Bley, Anthony Braxton's Tri-Centric Orchestra, Sheila Jordan, Joe Lovano, and many others. John was an integral member of both the Dewey Redman Quartet and the David “Fathead” Newman Quintet, and spent well over a decade performing, touring, and recording with them. John’s latest CD (4th CD as a bandleader) was released in April 2014 and is titled I Remember You, which earned him a four star review in DownBeat magazine. It features Tineke Postma on sax, Frank Kimbrough on piano, & Matt Wilson on drums. In addition to touring, recording, and composing, Menegon is currently teaching in the Jazz Department at SUNY New Paltz (NY).
Saturday, July 26, 7:30 and 8:30 – Michael Moss/Billy Stein Duo
Michael Moss on reeds and
Billy Stein on guitar explore the frontiers of jazz.
As a reed player and composer, Michael Moss has been actively involved in the music scene for many years, leading his own musical groups including Mike Moss/4 Rivers, Free Energy, Zone and Michael Moss/Billy Stein Duo. Moss plays tenor and soprano saxes, Bb and bass clarinet, flute, and non-western instruments. Moss has performed with Sam Rivers, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Paul Bley, Cal Massey, and led large jazz orchestras in his own compositions. His latest work appears on 4th Stream Records on New York and Me (2013) in a collaboration with storyteller Regina Ress, Intervals (2013)with guitarist Billy Stein, and Natural (2013) with the Willamette River Pirates on Mahaffay’s Musical Archives. m2-theory.com
Native New Yorker, guitarist and composer Billy Stein has been involved in multiple music scenes in and around NYC for many years. He has worked with mainstream jazz musicians such as Milt Hinton and Sahib Shihab, as well as free jazz artists such as Rashid Bakr. Billy has also worked with the Coasters and latin recording artist Joe Blanco, among many other diverse musicians. He was a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts grant to study classical guitar with Leonid Bolotine. Stein leads his own trio which recorded "Hybrids" (Barking Hoop, 2006). Stein and Moss released the collaborative recording "Intervals" (4th Stream Records) last year. billysteinmusic.com
There’s a YouTube video of Michael Moss/Billy Stein Duo--Riverside After Dark here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xga36tTVmPs