Greetings and Salutations!




”Joyful Noise” (from Zoho release “One Way/Detour”) Tom Kennedy: bass; Willard Dyson: drums; Bob Albanese: piano, composition

W
elcome to my new website.

Come on in... hang up your coat and your hat, take your shoes off. As the song says, “Leave your worries on the doorstep”.  Kick back and visit for a spell.

Music, blogs, photos, prose, poetry, reviews, gig announcements, downloadable bio and press kit... maybe even some recipes down the road.


UPCOMING GIGS:


I am very happy to announce that I will be doing a bi-weekly Jazz piano salon at “Curious On Hudson” 145 Palisades Rd. (4th floor) Dobbs Ferry, New York!

We started out on Friday evening November 1, 2013 with a
C O L O R S in music theme. It was an absolute gas!

This week,
Friday November 15 2013, I will be presenting a program entitled “Use Your Blues”, featuring septuagenarian vocalist/psychoanalyst, Sonya Perkins.
Sonya is a fine Jazz vocalist, who has honed her craft slowly and surely over her life time. But she chose a psychoanalytic profession, that she treats like music. She has helped scores of people over the years. Now, it’s time for her to sing. She has a very interesting story that you won’t want to miss. In my humble opinion, people like her are the glue that holds Jazz and society together. The music is in the air, free for anyone who has an ear to hear. Sonya has the ear. Please come join us for this intimate stroll through some great tunes by “the loneliest Monk”, blues and a great story that is sure to inspire anyone who has an ear as well. My friend and “partner in crime”, Dr. Chris Smith will be on drums, percussion and an expert knowledge on music, life and academia!

The following program on
Friday November 29, 2013, will be based on primary flavors, and how they relate to primary colors and primary tones. A guest food expert will join us (TBA) and we will be churning out some tasty Jazz.

The last program we have scheduled so far is a
Holiday event. On this one we decided to shift the night to SATURDAY DECEMBER 14. This one will have a “Santa, Why can’t every day be Christmas?” theme. Lots of interacting, playing carry on in my famous “DAZA JAM” style.
Come on over, bring your curiosity!
Kid friendly! 7:30-9:30 145 Palisades Rd. (4th floor) Dobbs Ferry, New York


The Village Vanguard NYC

http://www.villagevanguard.com

August 01 - August 04 2013
AL FOSTER QUARTET
Al Foster-d, Dayna Stephens-sax, Bob Albanese-p, Doug Weiss-b


FREE CONCERT!

Wed JULY 24, 2013

The Bob Albanese quartet
playing music from
One Way/Detour
with a serious nod to
Ira Sullivan


Bob Albanese- piano, melodion
Jay Azzolina - guitar
Doug Weiss- bass
Willard Dyson - drums


6:30 - 8:00

DOBBS FERRY
SUMMER MUSIC SERIES 2013

Directions to
New Turf Field
Mercy College
555 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

From The South
Saw Mill River Parkway North to Exit 17 (Ashford Ave., Dobbs Ferry) Left off exit onto Ashford Avenue, proceeding West. In approx. ¾ mile, make right at light (DF Hospital on left), onto Washington Ave. Go North ½ mile, make left onto Langdon Ave., proceeding West, crossing Rt. 9 Broadway (light) into Mercy College. Go through parking lot toward Hudson River. New Turf Field will be on your left; park next to Baseball backstop where stage will be placed. Ardsley-on-Hudson Metro North train station is ¼ mile North of venue, accessible by foot. (In case of inclement weather, concert takes place indoors at Mercy College)


From The North
Saw Mill River Parkway South to Exit 17 (Ashford Ave./Dobbs Ferry/Ardsley). Make right onto Ashford Ave. In approx. ¾ mile, make right at light (DF Hospital on left), onto Washington Ave. Go North ½ mile, make left onto Langdon Ave., proceeding West, crossing Rt. 9 Broadway (light) into Mercy College. Go through parking lot toward Hudson River. New Turf Field will be on your left; park next to Baseball backstop where stage will be placed. Ardsley-on-Hudson Metro North train station is ¼ mile North of venue, accessible by foot. (In case of inclement weather, concert takes place indoors at Mercy College)

From The East
287 (Cross Westchester Expwy.) West to 87 South to Saw Mill River Pkwy. South. Follow above directions From The North.

From The West
Tappan Zee Bridge (287 East) to Rte.9 South (Broadway) approx 2.5 miles. Make right at light (Langdon Ave.) into Mercy College. Proceed through parking lot to New Turf Field at Hudson River.

PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR DETAILS


I
hereby declare this an interactive place. Sort of like facebook, but I like to call it “fakebook”. Please take the time to visit my newsletter (ABOUT BOB?) and my Café Simpatico blog page. There will be more. This is a work in progress. And by all means, please feel free to chime in if the spirit moves you. Maybe we’ll agree on a few things, maybe we won’t. Either way, don’t hesitate to join in the dialog. Even if we have a pre-existing beef with each other (no terrorists please). I hope that here we will have a chance to talk it out. Who knows, it could make for a nicer day for all involved... or not! I’ll just keep yammering anyway in the hope that maybe something I say, play and/or pray will connect to intelligent life out there is cyber space. I’m planning some interesting projects... Lots on the horizon, so stay tuned. Maybe it will inspire you along the road you are trekking. .. and visa versa!

“Gonna Build Me a Mountain in the Middle of the Sea” April 21, 2010 after Gulf oil spill    
Bob Albanese: ukulele, vocal, composition; Louis Cole Albanese: spit bubbles

Gonna build be a mountain in the middle of the sea


Gonna build me a mountain for you and me
Gonna clean up the ocean, gonna clean up the shore


Gonna clean up the ocean and
NO DRILLIN’ NO MORE!



MAY PEACE AND PRECIOUS FREEDOM REIGN!!
Here’s to making a difference in this ailing but wonderful world.
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