Swing Du Jour & Howie Bujese at 7:00pm tomorrow, May 25 and on Thursday, May 26 catch vocalist Nicole Pasternak and sax man Ralph Lalama with Camacho-Safy Quartet - at LaZingara
Swing Du Jour
Seating is limited. Tables seating 2 - 4 guests, with tables for 6 -8 available upon request. There are also single tickets available. See The Attached Seating Chart. Admission Is Still Only $17.50 Per Person. Tables Of Two = $35., Four = $70., Six = $105., and Eight = $140
About "Swing du Jour"
Howie Bujese - Fiddle: A native of Bergen County, New Jersey, Howie first became interested in the violin in the late ’60 when watching a PBS special he heard American Traditional fiddling for the first time. Over the years Howie studied and learned the traditional fiddling styles traveling to the Southern Appalachians, Ireland, and Scotland. His curiosity eventually led him to Gypsy Jazz. Having no formal training he learned by way of the aural tradition, listening, watching, and playing. Howie performs internationally and has played with a broad range of artists from Jonathan Edwards to David Amram to Peter Yarrow to name a few. Howie has a reputation for intuitive playing, and a joyous infectious spirit. Along with Swing du Jour and Swing de la Nuit Howie can be seen performing with numerous bands and ensembles across Southern New England and the Hudson Valley. He is a member of the house band for the critically acclaimed Flagpole Radio Cafe.
Norman Plankey - Guitar: From his earliest high school bands, with drummer Kenny Aronoff and guitarist Joe Finn, Norman has been playing for over 50 years; all over the stylistic musical map from Motown covers, jug-band/homemade string band, Bluegrass/Old-Time, to working with Pete Seeger in the mid-80s. As a bandleader, he has founded/organized several bands in the swing realm - The Swingaholics (Western Swing), Norman and the Rockwellians (little big band), and Vardo Swing (electric mandolin-driven small group swing). With Swing du Jour, Norman is tackling the devilishly arduous task of rhythm guitar and providing La Pompe (the driving rhythmic pulse).
Jamie Doris - Double Bass: Jamie Doris attended the Jazz and Contemporary Music program at the New School in New York City, where he studied with greats such as Reggie Workman, Chico Hamilton, and Cecil McBee. Having supported a broad range of artists in the New York music scene during the nineties, Jamie has developed a reputation as a solid and dependable anchor for bands of all different genres. In addition to Swing du Jour, Jamie can be heard playing with Too Blue and Django's Reserve.
Luke Hendon - Guitar. Luke has had success in the world of Django music, performing with top players from around the world. In other areas of his career (his spare time) he has opened for legendary acts such as Al Green, Sun Ra, and Los Lobos, performed on Broadway, composed and recorded for television and film, worked with dance ensembles, cruise ships, theatre companies, and many, many bands. In his latest project, Luke Hendon draws from the tradition of the legendary gypsy guitar of Django Reinhardt and comes out swinging, soulful, funky, fresh, and innovative with his own project. In this stripped-down acoustic setting, Luke's guitar takes center stage. "I sort of got obsessed with learning a bunch of Django Reinhardt solos note for note-which took me several years-Now I try to take the technique I gained into creating my own music!"
Very Limited Occupancy. Tables seating 2, 4, 5 guests, with tables for 6, 8, 12 available upon request. See The Attached Seating Chart. Admission Is $15.00 - $20.00 Per Person, Ticket prices may be higher for special performances. Tables Of Two = $35., Four = $75., Five = &87.50 Six = $105., Eight = $130, Twelve = $210
Nicole Pasternak - Guest Vocalist. Vocalist Nicole Pasternak operates below the radar, carving an evergrowing niche with jazz enthusiasts in the Northeastern U.S. JazzTimes' critic Chuck Berg once described her as "reminiscent of a young Ella... " Her repertoire embraces the powerful traditions of Swing songs, bebop, Brazilian, ballads, and the Big Band Era. She is also a gifted songwriter and lyricist.