The EarRegulars

The EarRegulars

The EarRegulars feature leader Jon-Erik Kellso on trumpet and Matt Munisteri on guitar and feature guest artists every week. The play swinging, melodic classic jazz, i.e. everything from New Orleans style through the tin pan alley classics, the swing era, and mainstream jazz.

They don't play half hour long solos, although it's not unusual for a song to last 10 minutes or more; they like to take our time and enjoy exploring ensemble improv', a conversational style. They approach traditional jazz in an open-minded, in-the-moment way.

This band often smiles and laughs (yes--even on stage!), and is not ashamed of this.

Eve Silber

Eve Silber

Eve Silber is a singer, songwriter and guitar-player born and based in New York City. A sultry voiced songsmith and accomplished guitarist, she is best known performing a repertoire of swinging jazz originals and standards regularly in New York City's oldest jazz joints.

Eve received much of her training in NYC's West Village under the tutelage of the great Dave Van Ronk. She became a regular on the songwriter scene, recording with Fast Folk (now archived in The Smithsonian), and performing at the The Bottom Line (emergeing as activist for its ill fated fight to stay open). Studying traditional ragtime and blues guitar with Van Ronk she appeared repeatedly as his opening act, and for one memorable summer she toured in California with Ramblin' Jack Elliott. Eventually, she ended up one of many in a long line of hosts for The Speakeasy's legendary hootenanny. Eve released an album of oringal songs ("In My Life and Times") derived and dedicated to her studies with Dave Van Ronk. Continuing her guitar training with virtuosos Frank Christian and Roni Ben Hur, Eve ultimately left the world of open mikes and folk festivals to take residence in NYC jazz venues performing with some of New York's most loved and hardest working horn players (including Michael Hashim, Steve Gluzband, J. Walter Hawkes and Geoff Burke). In 2005 she released "Wasn't There A Dream", an album of original and standard jazz tunes produced by drummer Willie Martinez.

While developing her craft as a musician Eve utilized an extensive theatre background and never abandoned a life-long love of theatre. She studied with Augusto Boal, the developer of The Theatre of The Oppressed, received a Master's Degree in Performing Arts Education at NYU (along with her B.S. in Performance Studies from Northwestern University). In addition to performing regularly Eve works extensively conducting education based playwriting and performance workshops for public school students and teachers, NYC mental health clients, homeless and senior groups, and organizers and activists.

Eve continues to write songs, often on political themes. She engaged in the Occupy Wall Street protests (including as host for WBAI's Occupy Wall Street Radio) and composed songs for the movement such as "We're Rolling" (for #StrikeDebt), "Pipeline," and "Will My Son Be Next" (#BlackLivesMatter). "This Revolution Is Not Leaving" became a frequently sung anthem in the streets and led the march and concert for Occupy's first anniversary event. Her touted composition "What About Climate Change" is dedicated to the memory of Father Paul Mayer, and is featured on the compilation album "Buy This Fracking Album."

Eve extends her teaching and performing expertise to good causes, eager students, and appreciative audiences.

Mulebone

Mulebone

Mulebone is virtuosic multi-instrumentalist John Ragusa and New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee Hugh Pool. The launching pad for their musical expression is traditional blues played with guts, technique and a without-a-net sense of adventure. The word is transcendent.

W.C.Handy winning author Don Wilcox wrote, "Mulebone takes old blues and folk music into space as well as anyone since Led Zeppelin covered Sonny Boy Williamson.”

Hugh Pool plays the National Steel, electric, cigar box and acoustic guitars, harmonica, stomps on a boot-board, and sings lead vocals all with a mouth full of whiskey and a giant heart. John Ragusa plays all manner of flutes, fifes and tin whistles, the cornet, conch shell, jews harp, and well…anything he can put his lips on. He also sings harmony vocals, perfectly complimenting Pool's. The result is a sum greater than the parts; more sound, texture and groove than 2 people should be legally allowed to make.

After their debut at the Old Songs Festival in Altamont NY, a promoter commented “Audiences are “blown away by their innovative musicianship and by their ability to carry the blues tradition into new yet utterly authentic territory."

Allen Pepper, owner of NYC's legendary The Bottom Line made no secret of the fact that he enjoyed utilizing Mulebone as an opening act. In one year they shared billing at the club a dozen times with a diverse group of popular acts. From Johnny Winter to Manhattan Transfer, NRBQ to Al Stewart, Commander Cody, Al Kooper and Dave Edmonds to Lina Kautrakos the duo never faltered. It was a fun spirited challenge and a demonstration of faith from a 40 year veteran of the business.

When asked what he thought of them, Allen exclaimed "Jump-out-of-your-seats! The NYC-based duo known as Mulebone is a self-contained showcase of American roots music.”

Each of Mulebone's 4 albums earned position in the Top 100 on the AMA Roots/Americana chart and their most recent album, "Keep On Movin'" was the only independent release in the Top 40 for 12 weeks and spent over 5 months in the Top 100.

After hearing it, legendary Sirius/XM Rock DJ Pat St. John declared: "Holy Crap what sound! You guys have made a great Record here...it's over the top! Love this all over. Authentic. This is Art!"

The EarRegulars

The EarRegulars

The EarRegulars feature leader Jon-Erik Kellso on trumpet and Matt Munisteri on guitar and feature guest artists every week. The play swinging, melodic classic jazz, i.e. everything from New Orleans style through the tin pan alley classics, the swing era, and mainstream jazz.

They don't play half hour long solos, although it's not unusual for a song to last 10 minutes or more; they like to take our time and enjoy exploring ensemble improv', a conversational style. They approach traditional jazz in an open-minded, in-the-moment way.

This band often smiles and laughs (yes--even on stage!), and is not ashamed of this.

Joe Taino Trio

Joe Taino Trio

Springing from its roots as a blues band called Joe Taino and The Blue Flames, The Joe Taino Group plays a unique mix of blues, R&B, Latin jazz, reggae, calypso, and classic rock. Each member of the band has been in the music business for over 30 years, ha performed with hundreds of famous artists, and has toured all over the world. As The Blue Flames, the band toured Europe, Japan, the U.S., and South America for many years.

Taino himself has been recording and performing since 1972. He has shared the stage with a host of notable artists, including Peter Frampton, Judas Priest, Rick Derringer, Cindy Lauper, Gregg Allman, Carlos Santana, Jaco Pastorious, Johnny Winter, Robin Trower, Pat Travers, King Crimson, and many more. He is one of the hottest and most respected guitarists in the Tri-State area and still performs every week. His newest release Incognito is a mix of all of his influences, tinged with a distinctly Latin jazz flavor.

Dime Store Romeos

Dime Store Romeos

A retro mix of Old Standards, 50's Rock & Roll, and Country Western. We don't play anything written after 1965 unless it's by The Travelling Wilburys or Merle Haggard.

The EarRegulars

The EarRegulars

The EarRegulars feature leader Jon-Erik Kellso on trumpet and Matt Munisteri on guitar and feature guest artists every week. The play swinging, melodic classic jazz, i.e. everything from New Orleans style through the tin pan alley classics, the swing era, and mainstream jazz.

They don't play half hour long solos, although it's not unusual for a song to last 10 minutes or more; they like to take our time and enjoy exploring ensemble improv', a conversational style. They approach traditional jazz in an open-minded, in-the-moment way.

This band often smiles and laughs (yes--even on stage!), and is not ashamed of this.

Bill Malchow Trio

Bill Malchow Trio

Roots pianist and vocalist Bill Malchow divides his time between the Big Apple and the Big Easy—which sounds about right, since his percolating, second-line style bubbles and boils with Fats Waller-style Harlem stride and the steaming New Orleans sounds of Dr. John, James Booker, Allen Toussaint, and Professor Longhair.

Peter Aaron Chronogram Magazine - July '09

Christine Santelli Trio

Christine Santelli Trio

Grammy Nominated Songwriter, Christine Santelli has been on the NYC music scene for more than 2 decades. She has toured around the world and has released 9 CD’s over her career. Her Songwriting has caught the attention of Soul R&B singer Bettye LaVette, who has recorded two of Santelli’s songs on her last two albums “Step Away” on 2015 release “Worthy” and “Old” 2013 release “More Thankful More Thoughtful. Santelli’s most recent EP, “Limelight ‘69”was chosen 2013 EP of the Year by Deep Roots Magazine. “ The beauty of Limelight ’69 is that you don’t have to buy any of your faithful friend and narrator’s cockamamie ideas about its narrative arc but can rather enjoy the tunes here as unconnected short stories—literate, engaging, darkly humorous in spots, certainly unabashedly romantic by the time the curtain comes down—and appreciate a fine songwriter at the top of her game.” Deep Roots Magazine

"Dragonfly," Santelli’s 8th CD, continues to burnish her reputation as a critically respected artist with that much sought-after quality—street cred”....Dave McGee veteran former Rolling Stone writer emeritus and distinguished author, "…Christine Santelli’s solo acoustic stunner Dragonfly is a complex, coming of age work…the matured singer-songwriter whose voice and acoustic guitar alone give wings to her poetry.".

- “Dragonfly” was a direct result of a project she embarked on in the summer of 2010. Christine wrote and video taped 100 original songs in 100 consecutive days and shared them on Facebook and Youtube. She chose 15 of these originals and recorded them for her first solo acoustic album. These 15 weren’t the only songs chosen to be recorded that year.

-Christine has performed festivals and many live shows in throughout the globe including South Africa, Norway, Germany, Switzerland (Montreaux Jazz fest among others) Russia, France, Spain and of course the US.

-She just returned from a tour in Savannah GA, Mobile Al, New Orleans LA, and Jackson MS.

-Deep Roots Magazine is hardly alone in their praise of Christine. Rick Anderson, in the All Music Guide, wrote, "…A solid roots rock winner." of her 2009 Vizztone Release “Any Better Time”. Diana Schwaeble of the Hudson Current, observed, "…(her) lush vocals, confident guitar licks and vibrant story telling are…richly hypnotic."

"When Christine Santelli sings you can see the pain, the joy, the passion, and the experience of all women in the world all at one time. Its' deep. It's soulful. And its meaningful. She has the wisdom of the ages in her voice and you can see it right there on her face. She's a revelation."-Willie Nile

The EarRegulars

The EarRegulars

The EarRegulars feature leader Jon-Erik Kellso on trumpet and Matt Munisteri on guitar and feature guest artists every week. The play swinging, melodic classic jazz, i.e. everything from New Orleans style through the tin pan alley classics, the swing era, and mainstream jazz.

They don't play half hour long solos, although it's not unusual for a song to last 10 minutes or more; they like to take our time and enjoy exploring ensemble improv', a conversational style. They approach traditional jazz in an open-minded, in-the-moment way.

This band often smiles and laughs (yes--even on stage!), and is not ashamed of this.

Dirty Water Dogs

Dirty Water Dogs

The Dirty Water Dogs (named after the mystery morsels that are vended on street corners in their native New York City) are somewhat of a roots rock supergroup. Being a hybrid of the swamp rock monsters Loup Garou and folk heroes 5 Chinese Brothers, the Dirty Water Dogs perform a mix of rollicking zydeco blues, cajun and heartfelt originals.With Neil Thomas on accordion and vocals, Homeboy Steve on guitar and vocals, Skip Ward on Dirty Water Doghouse bass and abetted by Tom Tom Club percussionist Bruce Martin, the Dirty Water Dogs are sure to knock your socks off

Jake Jarrett Walker

Jake Jarrett Walker

Jake Walker is a native New York Blues singer and guitarist. A regular on the European touring circuit, Jake Walker is known for his sweet, melodic, and dynamic guitar phrasing, as well as his soulful vocals and strong original material. Jake began his professional career in the Blues backing JSP recording artist James Peterson, and his son, Lucky Peterson, in clubs and restaurants on the west coast of Florida. Returning to New York, Jake established his own voice in the competitive NYC Blues scene, fronting bands such as the neo-burlesque NYC Blues Devils (weekly house band at The Cutting Room), and running several popular local Blues Jams. A simple live recording of one of these jams, posted on Myspace, caused no small buzz in 2006, earning Jake "Artist of The Week" at Big City R&B Magazine, regular airplay on blues FM and internet radio, and three overseas tours, all before Jake had recorded his first proper album! In 2008, multi-platinum producer and engineer Elliot Mazer (Neil Young, "Harvest", The Band, "The Last Waltz) showed up at one of Jake Walker's shows at Ashford and Simpson's Sugar Room club, and signed Jake to his new label, LeftTurn. The result was the "Confidence Man" LP, which Mazer also produced. The CD earned universal critical praise, and helped take Jake's presence in the international Blues circuit to a new level, earning him the sobriquet "The Ambassador of New York Blues", after many subsequent tours in England, France, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Italy, and Serbia.

The EarRegulars

The EarRegulars

The EarRegulars feature leader Jon-Erik Kellso on trumpet and Matt Munisteri on guitar and feature guest artists every week. The play swinging, melodic classic jazz, i.e. everything from New Orleans style through the tin pan alley classics, the swing era, and mainstream jazz.

They don't play half hour long solos, although it's not unusual for a song to last 10 minutes or more; they like to take our time and enjoy exploring ensemble improv', a conversational style. They approach traditional jazz in an open-minded, in-the-moment way.

This band often smiles and laughs (yes--even on stage!), and is not ashamed of this.

MOONSHINE BLUES BAND FEATURING JERRY DUGGER AND KARL SCHWARZ

MOONSHINE BLUES BAND FEATURING JERRY DUGGER AND KARL SCHWARZ

Jerry was born in The Bronx and raised in Harlem. He caught the music bug early in life, listening to his parents Ida and Alfonza sing around the house, singing with them in church, and listening to their collection of 78rpm records.

Through an amazing set of circumstances, a late night walk through Washington Square Park and a life changing encounter with Matteus Mederer (who was busking under the arch), Jerry found himself being introduced to the New York City Blues scene and Dan Lynch Blues Bar.

He spent thirteen years studying The Blues there, watching and performing with Bill Dicey, The Holmes Brothers and eventually hosting the Saturday and Sunday afternoon jam sessions. This little bar became the hub of the Blues scene in NYC. Many legendary Blues musicians, Johnny Copeland, James Cotton, Hubert Sumlin, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, just to name a few, stopped by to hang out and sing a song on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. Dan lynch was also the launching pad for many up and coming Blues artists.

These days Jerry's work is focused in the Tri State area and Europe, He works regularly at The Red Lion and Lucilles Grille at B. B. Kings Blues Club Times Square. His Bands, The Dugger Brothers, The Harlem Blues Project, The Acoustic Blues Caravan and MoonShine String Band are great vehicles for his voice and eclectic musical tastes.

Galdort Gumbo & the Righteous Cats

Galdort Gumbo & the Righteous Cats

NYC based singer songwriter Gabriel Aldort began his musical journey at age 6 sitting next to his Dad at the piano.

Influenced by legendary artists such as Billy Joel & Elton John to Ray Charles & Stevie Wonder,

Gabriel would go on to pursue a professional music career that has spanned over 20 years.

Today Gabriel juggles a schedule of musical diversity ranging from teaching & performing to busking as a NYC sponsored subway musician. In addition, Gabriel’s ongoing work as a Trainer & Demonstrator for Yamaha is going strong for over a decade and counting.

He has been a keyboard tech for Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder & Michael McDonald to name a few.

Gabriel’s debut album, Thanks for Today can be found on iTunes as well as his new single, Ain’t Gonna Forget My Keys.

Please visit GALDORTMUSIC.COM for more information.

The EarRegulars

The EarRegulars

The EarRegulars feature leader Jon-Erik Kellso on trumpet and Matt Munisteri on guitar and feature guest artists every week. The play swinging, melodic classic jazz, i.e. everything from New Orleans style through the tin pan alley classics, the swing era, and mainstream jazz.

They don't play half hour long solos, although it's not unusual for a song to last 10 minutes or more; they like to take our time and enjoy exploring ensemble improv', a conversational style. They approach traditional jazz in an open-minded, in-the-moment way.

This band often smiles and laughs (yes--even on stage!), and is not ashamed of this.

Jack Grace Band

Jack Grace Band

WHAT THE CRITICS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT IT…

“It sounds like Cole Porter meets Gene Autry.” — Clyde Haberman, New York Times

“He’s like that Cash kid, but good.” — Jerry Lee Lewis on hearing Jack live

“…a skill at painting perfect vignettes with their songs – some humorous, some heartbreaking – but always drawn from real life.”— Exclaim (Canada)

“If you don’t laugh and cry at the same time as Grace and his gracefully loose band navigate their way through such gems as ‘If You’re Gonna Raise a Drunk’ and ‘Morning Margaritas’, you better check your pulse. You might be disgracefully dead.” — James Reaney, London Free Press (Canada)

“He has been known to praise whiskey and large glasses of beer.” — New York Times

“A bona fide Country Rock Originator.” Kilkenny Advertiser (Ireland)

“…f***ing splendid…you can practically taste the whiskey dripping off the songs.”– Village Voice

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“The man slings more than a few sparks from his big, hollow-body Gibson….what sets his songs apart from the rest of the country or alt-country scene is his laugh-out-loud, absurdist wit.” —New York Free Press

“The only cowboy unashamed to clutch a martini glass.” — The Virginian Pilot

“One of the city’s most skilled and personable stars.” — Time Out NY

“NYC someday will brag about its great legends of country music, that’s right we said country, and among those names will be the engaging, hardworking, witty, and schmoozin’ and boozin’ Grace.” — Village Voice

Mulebone

Mulebone

Mulebone is virtuosic multi-instrumentalist John Ragusa and New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee Hugh Pool. The launching pad for their musical expression is traditional blues played with guts, technique and a without-a-net sense of adventure. The word is transcendent.

W.C.Handy winning author Don Wilcox wrote, "Mulebone takes old blues and folk music into space as well as anyone since Led Zeppelin covered Sonny Boy Williamson.”

Hugh Pool plays the National Steel, electric, cigar box and acoustic guitars, harmonica, stomps on a boot-board, and sings lead vocals all with a mouth full of whiskey and a giant heart. John Ragusa plays all manner of flutes, fifes and tin whistles, the cornet, conch shell, jews harp, and well…anything he can put his lips on. He also sings harmony vocals, perfectly complimenting Pool's. The result is a sum greater than the parts; more sound, texture and groove than 2 people should be legally allowed to make.

After their debut at the Old Songs Festival in Altamont NY, a promoter commented “Audiences are “blown away by their innovative musicianship and by their ability to carry the blues tradition into new yet utterly authentic territory."

Allen Pepper, owner of NYC's legendary The Bottom Line made no secret of the fact that he enjoyed utilizing Mulebone as an opening act. In one year they shared billing at the club a dozen times with a diverse group of popular acts. From Johnny Winter to Manhattan Transfer, NRBQ to Al Stewart, Commander Cody, Al Kooper and Dave Edmonds to Lina Kautrakos the duo never faltered. It was a fun spirited challenge and a demonstration of faith from a 40 year veteran of the business.

When asked what he thought of them, Allen exclaimed "Jump-out-of-your-seats! The NYC-based duo known as Mulebone is a self-contained showcase of American roots music.”

Each of Mulebone's 4 albums earned position in the Top 100 on the AMA Roots/Americana chart and their most recent album, "Keep On Movin'" was the only independent release in the Top 40 for 12 weeks and spent over 5 months in the Top 100.

After hearing it, legendary Sirius/XM Rock DJ Pat St. John declared: "Holy Crap what sound! You guys have made a great Record here...it's over the top! Love this all over. Authentic. This is Art!"

The EarRegulars

The EarRegulars

The EarRegulars feature leader Jon-Erik Kellso on trumpet and Matt Munisteri on guitar and feature guest artists every week. The play swinging, melodic classic jazz, i.e. everything from New Orleans style through the tin pan alley classics, the swing era, and mainstream jazz.

They don't play half hour long solos, although it's not unusual for a song to last 10 minutes or more; they like to take our time and enjoy exploring ensemble improv', a conversational style. They approach traditional jazz in an open-minded, in-the-moment way.

This band often smiles and laughs (yes--even on stage!), and is not ashamed of this.

The EarRegulars

The EarRegulars

The EarRegulars feature leader Jon-Erik Kellso on trumpet and Matt Munisteri on guitar and feature guest artists every week. The play swinging, melodic classic jazz, i.e. everything from New Orleans style through the tin pan alley classics, the swing era, and mainstream jazz.

They don't play half hour long solos, although it's not unusual for a song to last 10 minutes or more; they like to take our time and enjoy exploring ensemble improv', a conversational style. They approach traditional jazz in an open-minded, in-the-moment way.

This band often smiles and laughs (yes--even on stage!), and is not ashamed of this.

The EarRegulars

The EarRegulars

The EarRegulars feature leader Jon-Erik Kellso on trumpet and Matt Munisteri on guitar and feature guest artists every week. The play swinging, melodic classic jazz, i.e. everything from New Orleans style through the tin pan alley classics, the swing era, and mainstream jazz.

They don't play half hour long solos, although it's not unusual for a song to last 10 minutes or more; they like to take our time and enjoy exploring ensemble improv', a conversational style. They approach traditional jazz in an open-minded, in-the-moment way.

This band often smiles and laughs (yes--even on stage!), and is not ashamed of this.

The EarRegulars

The EarRegulars

The EarRegulars feature leader Jon-Erik Kellso on trumpet and Matt Munisteri on guitar and feature guest artists every week. The play swinging, melodic classic jazz, i.e. everything from New Orleans style through the tin pan alley classics, the swing era, and mainstream jazz.

They don't play half hour long solos, although it's not unusual for a song to last 10 minutes or more; they like to take our time and enjoy exploring ensemble improv', a conversational style. They approach traditional jazz in an open-minded, in-the-moment way.

This band often smiles and laughs (yes--even on stage!), and is not ashamed of this.