December 31, 2009
Big Joe Fitz combines forces with The Bernstein Bard Trio for a swinging and soulful New Year’s Eve Dance Party.
Big Joe Fitz will be fronting the band and digging into his unique bag of soul/blues nuggets. He has been The Hudson Valley’s “Voice of The Blues” for 25 years at radio station WDST; and his warm, engaging performance style has been pleasing live audiences in the region and beyond for nearly that long.
The Bernstein Bard Trio is celebrated for their eclectic repertoire and imaginative arrangements. Expect to hear tunes from the Duke Ellington songbook as well as those of Fats Waller, Louis Jordan, Django, and more.
Percussionist/vocalist Tim Whalen rounds out the ensemble.
If you don’t think that an all acoustic band can ignite a swinging dance party (and still keep it at a very reasonable volume level)… think again…
The complete lineup is Big Joe Fitz on vocals, guitar, and harmonica; Robert Bard on upright bass; Steve Bernstein on mandolin; Mark Bernstein on guitar; and Tim Whalen playing percussion.
“If these guys were a Chinese dish, you’d call it ‘Happy Family.’ Here is a truly upbeat, swinging New Year’s Eve with some of the Valley’s best musicians… party on.” –Cafe Guide
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** Please note: due to the limited seating and intimate setting at the Cafe, we cannot accept reservations or provide advanced ticket sales.