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19

Aug

Join us for our very special Interactive Tequila Mixology Dinner this Thursday, August 21, starting at 6:30 pm!  
You will enjoy Vernon’s amazing food perfectly paired with delicious tequila cocktails that you assemble!
Call NOW @ 505-341-0831 to make reservations or click here yougottapassword.com.  Last mixology dinner SOLD OUT!  

Join us for our very special Interactive Tequila Mixology Dinner this Thursday, August 21, starting at 6:30 pm!  

You will enjoy Vernon’s amazing food perfectly paired with delicious tequila cocktails that you assemble!

Call NOW @ 505-341-0831 to make reservations or click here yougottapassword.com.  Last mixology dinner SOLD OUT!  

16

Aug

Sina Soul
SATURDAY, August 16th at 7:30pm
Sina Aurelia Soul is the product of an international marriage between a Native Pacific Islander & a North African Latino. While her mother was a traditional healer, served as a nurse in the US Army and her father was an Naval immunohematolist and chemist, Soul womanifests a synthesized shamanic sound that synthesizes harmonic healing with a soothing of the senses. Soul’s proliferation as an international underground icon stems from work as a multi-lingual lyrical activist & multi-instrumental vocalist to Hip Hop Culture educator & lecturing socioethnomusicoloist. In layman’s terms, Soul sings in 8 different languages, is a trained classical pianist, a fierce percussionist and a true JazzMaster of the voice. Described by Raymond Fiore of Entertainment Weekly as “the southwest will not contain the cosmic jazz stylings of sexy, sultry, funky international vocal artist Sina Soul for much longer- she is destined for worldwide fame… her sound and interpretations falling between powerhouses Rochelle Ferrel and Ella with a hint of Tina Turner and a splash of Sade.” Soul’s repertoire encompasses selections by Sade Adu, Norah Jones, Dianna Krall, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Cassandra Wilson, Nina Simone, Erykah Badu, Dianna Reeves, Abbey Lincoln, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughn, Randy Crawford, and Nancy Wilson in addition to works by international jazz artists in French, Spanish, Portugese and Italian.

Soul weaves a masterful web of original and cover tunes spotted with lyrical compositions from all 7 continents.  Soul is a Zulu Queen, ordained by Afrika Bambaata, curandera & griot, named Wumei or ‘beautiful warrior’ by Mokotaidejekan.  She has performed with Rock Steady, Cassandra Wilson, K.R.S.O.N.E., the Roots, Cody Chestnut, Celia Cruz, Ozomatli, DeadPrez, Bahamadia, Ziggy Marley, B.B.King & Zap Mama! as well as toured with Erykah Badu & George Clinton (P-Funk) on the Smoking Grooves Tour (‘96).  She attended BROWN University and is a SLAM Poet, author, mc, martial artist and healer in addition to being hailed as the premiere Jazz & Soul vocalist of the Southwest. Soul performs with iconic bassist Rodney Bowe and his RB Jazz trio. Her sounds will soothe and entice you; her scintillating, powerful voice will entrance you and have you coming back for more. Schedule at www.sinasoul.info, www.sinasoul.com, or text “Sina” to 83936 for updates. Vocal samples can be found at www.reverbnation.com or at www.myspace.com/SinaSoulmusic, video can be found at www.vimeo.com.

Sina Soul

SATURDAY, August 16th at 7:30pm

Sina Aurelia Soul is the product of an international marriage between a Native Pacific Islander & a North African Latino. While her mother was a traditional healer, served as a nurse in the US Army and her father was an Naval immunohematolist and chemist, Soul womanifests a synthesized shamanic sound that synthesizes harmonic healing with a soothing of the senses. Soul’s proliferation as an international underground icon stems from work as a multi-lingual lyrical activist & multi-instrumental vocalist to Hip Hop Culture educator & lecturing socioethnomusicoloist. In layman’s terms, Soul sings in 8 different languages, is a trained classical pianist, a fierce percussionist and a true JazzMaster of the voice. Described by Raymond Fiore of Entertainment Weekly as “the southwest will not contain the cosmic jazz stylings of sexy, sultry, funky international vocal artist Sina Soul for much longer- she is destined for worldwide fame… her sound and interpretations falling between powerhouses Rochelle Ferrel and Ella with a hint of Tina Turner and a splash of Sade.” Soul’s repertoire encompasses selections by Sade Adu, Norah Jones, Dianna Krall, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Cassandra Wilson, Nina Simone, Erykah Badu, Dianna Reeves, Abbey Lincoln, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughn, Randy Crawford, and Nancy Wilson in addition to works by international jazz artists in French, Spanish, Portugese and Italian.

Soul weaves a masterful web of original and cover tunes spotted with lyrical compositions from all 7 continents.  Soul is a Zulu Queen, ordained by Afrika Bambaata, curandera & griot, named Wumei or ‘beautiful warrior’ by Mokotaidejekan.  She has performed with Rock Steady, Cassandra Wilson, K.R.S.O.N.E., the Roots, Cody Chestnut, Celia Cruz, Ozomatli, DeadPrez, Bahamadia, Ziggy Marley, B.B.King & Zap Mama! as well as toured with Erykah Badu & George Clinton (P-Funk) on the Smoking Grooves Tour (‘96).  She attended BROWN University and is a SLAM Poet, author, mc, martial artist and healer in addition to being hailed as the premiere Jazz & Soul vocalist of the Southwest. Soul performs with iconic bassist Rodney Bowe and his RB Jazz trio. Her sounds will soothe and entice you; her scintillating, powerful voice will entrance you and have you coming back for more. Schedule at www.sinasoul.info, www.sinasoul.com, or text “Sina” to 83936 for updates. Vocal samples can be found at www.reverbnation.com or at www.myspace.com/SinaSoulmusic, video can be found at www.vimeo.com.

15

Aug

Summer Nights on the Patio with The Blunns

FRIDAY, August 15th from 6-9pm

Summer Nights on the VIP Patio - Friday and Saturday 6-9! Enjoy our new tapas menu and great drink specials!

Janelle has been performing as a vocalist for various events since her youth. She has performed at festivals and the Idaho State Fair in and around Boise, Idaho. Formerly a member of the Middle Income Houshold Band in Boise, Idaho, and currently member of Stratus Phear here in Albuquerque - She also performs various alternative, jazz, blues, rock and indie selections with her dad Bob providing accompanyment on guitar as The Blunns. Her sultry vocals coupled with Bobs blues-infused guitar work create a unique blend of alternative-jazz/blues/rock sure to provide a sonic delight!

http://www.reverbnation.com/rpk/theblunns

Entourage Jazz
FRIDAY, August 15th at 7:30pm
One of the newest jazz groups to hit Albuquerque, the EJazz Trio (a component of the larger Entourage) will have you remembering the standards of yesterday, while simultaneously enjoying the smooth sounds of today’s contemporary jazz.
www.entourageabq.com

Entourage Jazz

FRIDAY, August 15th at 7:30pm

One of the newest jazz groups to hit Albuquerque, the EJazz Trio (a component of the larger Entourage) will have you remembering the standards of yesterday, while simultaneously enjoying the smooth sounds of today’s contemporary jazz.

www.entourageabq.com

14

Aug

Sally Townes
THURSDAY, August 14th at 6pm
Sally Townes has been playing keyboards since she was five. Her professional career began on the West Coast and has taken her to many cities in the United States and around the world. She worked in New Orleans for 22 years, where one sit-down gig at a restaurant on famed Bourbon Street lasted for 9 years! In 2011, she relocated to New Mexico and has been performing at several venues since, from Belen to Santa Fe.

She has 5 albums to her credit. Her last CD, Sundown Blue was nominated in the beginning stages of the Grammy Process in 20007. Google Sally Townes and page after page will come up reflecting this seasoned musician’s lengthy and successful career. 

With her extensive repertoire, sultry voice and soulful musicianship, Sally Townes is capable of complementing most any musical setting imaginable. http://www.sallytownes.com

Sally Townes

THURSDAY, August 14th at 6pm

Sally Townes has been playing keyboards since she was five. Her professional career began on the West Coast and has taken her to many cities in the United States and around the world. She worked in New Orleans for 22 years, where one sit-down gig at a restaurant on famed Bourbon Street lasted for 9 years! In 2011, she relocated to New Mexico and has been performing at several venues since, from Belen to Santa Fe.

She has 5 albums to her credit. Her last CD, Sundown Blue was nominated in the beginning stages of the Grammy Process in 20007. Google Sally Townes and page after page will come up reflecting this seasoned musician’s lengthy and successful career. 

With her extensive repertoire, sultry voice and soulful musicianship, Sally Townes is capable of complementing most any musical setting imaginable. http://www.sallytownes.com

08

Aug

Bobcats
FRIDAY, August 8th at 7:30pm

Bob Gusch, Dan Dowling, and John Griffin, have teamed up to play some classic and contemporary jazz, swing, blues, and bossa nova. Seven-string guitarist Dan Dowling is a veteran jazz and blues musician who has been performing in combos ranging in size from duo to big band for the last three decades. Dan was one of the five finalists in the Heritage International Jazz Guitar Competition of 1996, and was named “Best Unsigned Blues Artist” in 1995 by the Nashville Music City Blues Society. 
Bob Gusch on woodwinds has been a mainstay of the Albuquerque music scene backing such greats as Clark Terry and Dianne Reeves.
Locally he has played with many bands including the Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra and Outpost Repertoire Jazz Orchestra and currently leads his Brazilian band, Saudade. Bob likes to feature the clarinet in this group. John Griffin is a long time acoustic and electric bassist with various jazz, blues, and rock groups. He has appeared with artists such as Bo Diddley, Eddie Harris, and Charlie Rouse.

Bobcats

FRIDAY, August 8th at 7:30pm

Bob Gusch, Dan Dowling, and John Griffin, have teamed up to play some classic and contemporary jazz, swing, blues, and bossa nova. Seven-string guitarist Dan Dowling is a veteran jazz and blues musician who has been performing in combos ranging in size from duo to big band for the last three decades. Dan was one of the five finalists in the Heritage International Jazz Guitar Competition of 1996, and was named “Best Unsigned Blues Artist” in 1995 by the Nashville Music City Blues Society. 

Bob Gusch on woodwinds has been a mainstay of the Albuquerque music scene backing such greats as Clark Terry and Dianne Reeves.

Locally he has played with many bands including the Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra and Outpost Repertoire Jazz Orchestra and currently leads his Brazilian band, Saudade. Bob likes to feature the clarinet in this group. John Griffin is a long time acoustic and electric bassist with various jazz, blues, and rock groups. He has appeared with artists such as Bo Diddley, Eddie Harris, and Charlie Rouse.

Summer Nights on the VIP Patio with Alex Maryol

FRIDAY, August 8th from 6-9pm

Summer Nights on the VIP Patio - Friday and Saturday 6-9! Enjoy our new tapas menu and great drink specials!

The son of Greek-American restaurateurs, Alex Maryol grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico surrounded by a lively artistic and cultural landscape.  Raised on the music of Chuck Berry, Fats Domino and Elvis Presley, he began songwriting during his teenage years while performing at smoky bars and coffee shops in downtown Santa Fe. While primarily influenced by blues greats such as Lightning Hopkins and Buddy Guy during these years, Alex maintained a love for all musical genres from classical to grunge.

In his early twenties Alex gained a modest amount of notoriety performing as a blues act at festival favorites such as the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival and the King Biscuit Blues Festival. These years of working in the blues laid a solid foundation for him to expand his ideas.

His new release, Face The Day, takes these musical ideas and blends them with textures from pop, soul, rock and roots music. The result is a sincere culmination of his experiences in music and life.

www.alexmaryol.com

07

Aug

Mélange
THURSDAY, August 7th at 6pm
Melange is a duo made up of Monique Candelaria and Matthew Harrell.
Albuquerque, New Mexico’s rising star, Monique Candelaria, is a native New Mexican showing her amazing talents all over the world and hypnotizing her audience with her abundance of strength and beauty. Since Graduating from the University of New Mexico in 2009 she has shown her ability to manipulate her self-image and make a name for herself by being cast in 4 full-featured films in the last two years. Her repertoire includes a 1940’s period film called “Bless me, Ultima” directed by Carl Franklin, “Ten Year” staring Channing Tatum, Rosario Dawson and Justin Long, as well as a horror film called “The Banshee Chapter” being ranked 4th on the character cast list as the mentally corrupt antagonist due to chemical experimentation. Her most recent accomplishment is being cast in the award winning television series Breaking Bad for the #501 episode titled “Live Free or Die.” On her time off she has been modeling for Siren Audio Studios for the audio book covers ”Sid Guy Private Eye” and “Sin Temer La Noche” which is Albuquerque’s first audio cinema providing a full cast list of local actors to narrate each book. She has also reached as far as the UK with her beauty by gracing the cover, “Seven Point Eight” written by Marie Harbon from Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England. Besides her talent to act and model she has shown her amazing vocal range by singing a variety of music with only vocals and a guitar in the duo “Mélange.” One thing is clear; this is only the beginning of a prosperous journey that will captivate the world around her.

Matthew Harrell was born with a love of music.  His mother would tell him stories of how he as an infant, lying in front of the stereo, would try to match pitch with the music. He started on saxophone in the 5th grade and played through college at LSU.  There he earned his B.A. in Music Education.  He first picked up a guitar towards the end of high school when he became tired of waiting to play a solo while everyone else was jamming.  His older brother taught him a few chords and he never looked back.  Guitar took center stage and after playing in several bands in Baton Rouge, La. he moved to Los Angeles to chase his rock and roll dreams. After three years in L.A., he returned to Baton Rouge to rejoin his old band.  They played together until he and his girlfriend moved to Albuquerque to follow her job opportunity.  They got married in 2005 and started a family.  After almost a decade of not playing on stage, Matt is excited to start gigging again. https://www.facebook.com/Melange.duo

Mélange

THURSDAY, August 7th at 6pm

Melange is a duo made up of Monique Candelaria and Matthew Harrell.

Albuquerque, New Mexico’s rising star, Monique Candelaria, is a native New Mexican showing her amazing talents all over the world and hypnotizing her audience with her abundance of strength and beauty. Since Graduating from the University of New Mexico in 2009 she has shown her ability to manipulate her self-image and make a name for herself by being cast in 4 full-featured films in the last two years. Her repertoire includes a 1940’s period film called “Bless me, Ultima” directed by Carl Franklin, “Ten Year” staring Channing Tatum, Rosario Dawson and Justin Long, as well as a horror film called “The Banshee Chapter” being ranked 4th on the character cast list as the mentally corrupt antagonist due to chemical experimentation. Her most recent accomplishment is being cast in the award winning television series Breaking Bad for the #501 episode titled “Live Free or Die.” On her time off she has been modeling for Siren Audio Studios for the audio book covers ”Sid Guy Private Eye” and “Sin Temer La Noche” which is Albuquerque’s first audio cinema providing a full cast list of local actors to narrate each book. She has also reached as far as the UK with her beauty by gracing the cover, “Seven Point Eight” written by Marie Harbon from Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England. Besides her talent to act and model she has shown her amazing vocal range by singing a variety of music with only vocals and a guitar in the duo “Mélange.” One thing is clear; this is only the beginning of a prosperous journey that will captivate the world around her.

Matthew Harrell was born with a love of music.  His mother would tell him stories of how he as an infant, lying in front of the stereo, would try to match pitch with the music. He started on saxophone in the 5th grade and played through college at LSU.  There he earned his B.A. in Music Education.  He first picked up a guitar towards the end of high school when he became tired of waiting to play a solo while everyone else was jamming.  His older brother taught him a few chords and he never looked back.  Guitar took center stage and after playing in several bands in Baton Rouge, La. he moved to Los Angeles to chase his rock and roll dreams. After three years in L.A., he returned to Baton Rouge to rejoin his old band.  They played together until he and his girlfriend moved to Albuquerque to follow her job opportunity.  They got married in 2005 and started a family.  After almost a decade of not playing on stage, Matt is excited to start gigging again. https://www.facebook.com/Melange.duo

02

Aug

Zoltan Orkestar

FRIDAY, May 2nd at 7:30pm
Zoltan Orkestar has been filling Albuquerque dance floors for more then four years, with their brand of high energy circus swing, and a quick dash of country twang you’ll be on the dancefloor before you know what hit you. Comprised of Top notch musical talent the group is composed of Glynda Szekely on Vocals, who comes all the way from Michigan to share her legendary voice, she is affectionately known as “the hummingbird of the gods”. Zoltan Szekely plays fiery guitar. Zoltan has an impressive musical resume, including a stint in The New York Musical “Chutzpah” as well as touring Romania with Al Dimeola’s Drummer Csaba Cserey. On Accordion is John Keith, who often appears on Stages across the nation with Greats like Eric Mcfadden as well as the Polkettes. Upright bass is handled by Michael Grimes a regular in Albuquerque Jazz clubs, he has played with many greats including Bernadette Seacrest. Together they are an unstoppable well oiled and witty machine known as Zoltan Orkestar. www.reverbnation.com/zoltanorkestar

Zoltan Orkestar

FRIDAY, May 2nd at 7:30pm

Zoltan Orkestar has been filling Albuquerque dance floors for more then four years, with their brand of high energy circus swing, and a quick dash of country twang you’ll be on the dancefloor before you know what hit you. Comprised of Top notch musical talent the group is composed of Glynda Szekely on Vocals, who comes all the way from Michigan to share her legendary voice, she is affectionately known as “the hummingbird of the gods”. Zoltan Szekely plays fiery guitar. Zoltan has an impressive musical resume, including a stint in The New York Musical “Chutzpah” as well as touring Romania with Al Dimeola’s Drummer Csaba Cserey. On Accordion is John Keith, who often appears on Stages across the nation with Greats like Eric Mcfadden as well as the Polkettes. Upright bass is handled by Michael Grimes a regular in Albuquerque Jazz clubs, he has played with many greats including Bernadette Seacrest. Together they are an unstoppable well oiled and witty machine known as Zoltan Orkestar. www.reverbnation.com/zoltanorkestar

31

Jul

James Whiton
THURSDAY, July 31st at 6pm

James Whiton began his career at 3 years old, playing a half-size ‘cello under the tutelage of his mother, who was principal double bass with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. When he was six, he went on the road as a child prodigy, playing ‘cello concertos throughout the Southwest United States. 

Over the past 35 years, he has performed both as a soloist and as a member of symphonies, rock bands, jazz combos and big bands.  He has been featured on over 100 recordings, including a dozen self-produced releases.  He has traveled throughout the US and Europe, playing in an incredible variety of venues in front of audiences ranging in size from 1 to 10,000 (ah, the life of a working musician!).  The dedication of playing upwards of 300 nights a year for 25 years has resulted in a deep understanding of the subtle nuances of music and an absolute mastery of his instrument which is sharply evident the instant his finger touches a string. 

In 2010, Tom Waits recruited James to play bass on his 2011 release Bad As Me, alongside superstar artists such as Keith Richards, Charlie Musselwhite, Augie Meyers (Little Richard, Bob Dylan), Marc Ribot, Dave Hidalgo (Los Lobos, Bob Dylan), Flea and Les Claypool.  James is one of seven bass players on the recording, but Waits chose to use James’ bass tracks on 7 of the 16 songs. Bad As Me was an astounding success; named as the best reviewed album of 2011, it outsold every other recording in Waits’ catalog and was nominated for a Grammy.

Throughout his career, James has been fortunate to play with many of his heroes, including Tom Waits, George Clinton (P-Funk All Stars),  The Rev. Horton Heat, Les Claypool, Vernon Reid (Living Color), Dave Schools (Widespread Panic), Nels Cline, Eric Burdon (The Animals), Bernie Worrell (P-Funk, Talking Heads), Thomas Dolby, Lady Kier (Dee-Lite), Fred Wesley (James Brown), Angelo Moore & Norwood Fisher (Fishbone).

Currently, James lives in Albuquerque, NM and is touring the country as a solo artist.

James Whiton

THURSDAY, July 31st at 6pm

James Whiton began his career at 3 years old, playing a half-size ‘cello under the tutelage of his mother, who was principal double bass with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. When he was six, he went on the road as a child prodigy, playing ‘cello concertos throughout the Southwest United States. 

Over the past 35 years, he has performed both as a soloist and as a member of symphonies, rock bands, jazz combos and big bands.  He has been featured on over 100 recordings, including a dozen self-produced releases.  He has traveled throughout the US and Europe, playing in an incredible variety of venues in front of audiences ranging in size from 1 to 10,000 (ah, the life of a working musician!).  The dedication of playing upwards of 300 nights a year for 25 years has resulted in a deep understanding of the subtle nuances of music and an absolute mastery of his instrument which is sharply evident the instant his finger touches a string. 

In 2010, Tom Waits recruited James to play bass on his 2011 release Bad As Me, alongside superstar artists such as Keith Richards, Charlie Musselwhite, Augie Meyers (Little Richard, Bob Dylan), Marc Ribot, Dave Hidalgo (Los Lobos, Bob Dylan), Flea and Les Claypool.  James is one of seven bass players on the recording, but Waits chose to use James’ bass tracks on 7 of the 16 songs. Bad As Me was an astounding success; named as the best reviewed album of 2011, it outsold every other recording in Waits’ catalog and was nominated for a Grammy.

Throughout his career, James has been fortunate to play with many of his heroes, including Tom Waits, George Clinton (P-Funk All Stars),  The Rev. Horton Heat, Les Claypool, Vernon Reid (Living Color), Dave Schools (Widespread Panic), Nels Cline, Eric Burdon (The Animals), Bernie Worrell (P-Funk, Talking Heads), Thomas Dolby, Lady Kier (Dee-Lite), Fred Wesley (James Brown), Angelo Moore & Norwood Fisher (Fishbone).

Currently, James lives in Albuquerque, NM and is touring the country as a solo artist.