Thursday, March 22, 2012

Abbots Grill Jazz Dinner Series

Abbott's Grill, in Milford DE deserves kudos for it's new Jazz Dinner series.
From the Abbott's Grill website:
"Inspired by the Supper Clubs of the 1940's and 50's, this event will be about great music in an intimate stetting, combined with an elegant 3-course dinner. Owner Kevin Reading and the award-winning chefs at Abbott's Grill are excited to bring this new level of entertainment to the region."
On Saturday, 3/31, I'll be with Sherman and Peggy, and Mike and Paul for what promises to be a fun and entertaining evening. The "Eddie Sherman Show" is on a new tack, with a more defined concept, and tighter charts/arrangements (thanks to Paul Midiri). Come out and catch the show, if you can.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

A New Season with American Cruise Lines

I recently received my performance schedule for this year's Chesepeake Bay touring seasons with American Cruise Lines. Big changes are happening this year for the company, as 2 new itineraries are up and running (cruising): the Alaska Inside Passage, and the brand new Mississippi Riverboat cruise (on the just completed "Queen of the Mississippi"). I'm jealous. Okay, not really (maybe a little). All of that said, I have nothing to be disappointed about. I'm still on the team, and looking forward to a new season! Will be performing my "A.D.D. Improvisation" concert when the ships are anchored in Chestertown, and docked in Cambridge, MD, beginning in May. The video post above is the "A.D.D. Improv" demonstration/feature on board the American Spirit (in the Chester River, less than a mile from my house) last year. If you're thinking about a cruise this year, get in touch with me, and I'll let you know if I'm scheduled.

A Return to St. Margaret's

I'm delighted to be returning to St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Annapolis, this time in an "official" slot in the Music at St. Margaret's concert series. On Saturday evening, April 23, at 7:30 pm, I'll be performing "A.D.D. Improvisation". Last year, for my first shot, I was scheduled as an added "recital". This year, I hit the big time, and am included in the Music at St. Margaret's concert series. Can't wait!
"What a joy it was to watch Joe spin his magic spell with notes and quotes and improvisations that tickled the keys and the ears at the same time! The audience ate up his clever and always musical inventions at the keyboard like it was candy of the highest order. Clever, witty, and totally creative stride piano playing!"
James R. Fitzpatrick, Director "Music at St. Margaret's" Concert Series