We roll past memories
of echoing songs
past the empty fountain,
the many summers
at Washington Square Park
now old men playing chess
till darkness claims the final winner
Papahawk has done Jazz for many years as a vocalist, from Cleopatra's Needle on the Upper West Side of Manhattan to Smalls in Greenwich Village to The Jazz Foundation of America on West 48th. Street topped with a compilation of Westchester Venues. He has also performed with his quartet as well as a keyboard soloist for the Westchester Arts Council on their performance roster for the past seven years. Having composed many songs, both lyrics and music, he occasionally performs his original music at Studio Two at 814 South Street in Peekskill NY. At other times he teaches poetry to people who are mentally challenged.
His most recent group is a trio ,"Papahawk and the Allstars." consisting of John Goldberg on Bass, Michael Jake on piano, and Papahawk on vocals. John and Mike both studied and graduated from Suny Purchase, under the guidance of Doug Munro, head of the jazz department for many years. Both John and Mike have degrees in Music, both teach piano and have performed extensively throughout Manhattan Westchester and Connecticut .
Papahawk found his roots singing rock and roll in the late 50s with Frankie and the Echos (Savoy Label) to Jazz in the 90's. He has been president and CEO of a 501c3 Corporation aimed at bringing music and poetry into the lives of many. At Studio Two in Peeksill, he introduced poetry in concert with jazz into a town which was being slowly depleted of its basic jazz roots with the loss of One Station Plaza. His only hope is to bring about a resurgence in jazz.
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The Jazz Network is exactly what the title suggests, a place where you get to mix and mingle with those who have not only an appreciation for Jazz but a forum to hear new up and coming artists as well. I've hooked up with so many of my old friends that I've lost contact with over the years here and it's been a great place to meet folk, appreciate good music and Musicianship. What an incredible idea!!
Divine: The Jazz Albums, 1954-1958 packs four CDs with Vaughan's music, recorded live or in the studio with bands big and small. Two live albums from Chicago nightclubs are standouts, partly when a performance threatens to slide off the rails.
Grady Tate began his jazz career as a much-celebrated drummer, backing such icons as Wes Montgomery, Ella Fitzgerald, and Quincy Jones. Tate has since traded in his skins for a microphone at center stage, where he delivers smooth and soulful baritone vocals. With pianist John di Martino, Tate sings "Everybody Loves My Baby" and "Where Do You Start."
He was a soulful reedman, an amazing talent scout for decades and a bandleader of one of the country's most popular acts. Born in 1913, Herman led "Thundering Herds" that were both big draws and well-respected by the likes of Igor Stravinsky. Here are five recordings which still sound fresh today.
Hear passionate improvisation across borders on Colombian harp, Argentinian bandoneón, Venezuelan cuatro and vibes from the U.S. In a set with Castañeda, his trio and special guests perform at the Americas Society in New York.