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Wednesdays

Eve Silber (6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.), Johnny Parker (9 p.m. - 3 a.m.), Raul Midon (9 p.m. - 3 a.m.), and Basic Blue with Curtis Dean (9 p.m. - 3 a.m.)




 

 

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Eve Silber (rm) Eve Silber (mp3)
Eve Silber performs a repertoire of jazz standards and “sub”standards. A singer and guitarist she performs solo, duo, and with her trio, the Three Faces, in and around New York City.

“A sultry voiced songsmith. Her Wes Montgomery stylings are smooth and adept.” Greenwich Village Gazette

“She has such an insightful way with lyrics that she makes old stories new again.” Dirty Linen Magazine

“She’s not only very good…she’s interesting! I can sit and listen happily for as long as she wants to sing and play.” Dave Van Ronk

“She sings in every sense of the word.” Cloud 42 Review

For years Eve has been playing weekly at Arthur's Tavern in a duo format, with a variety of New York City's greatest trombone players, as well as the occasional sax and trumpet. As a long time resident of the West Village Eve is honored and proud to appear regularly at this vintage village jazz spot. From the mid-80s—when first settling in the neighborhood—and on into the years she would routinely visit and sit in with the players of Grove Street—such as Marie Blake, Mabel Goodwin, and Al Bundy, . She is glad to have learned from them and to maintain the legacy of vintage jazz on Grove Street.
Curtis Dean: This south Texas blues man mastered his basic blues style during  more than 30 years of performance and his early education from the great Southern musicians who gave us the rhythm & blues and rock we know today.  Born in Louisiana, Curtis Dean began his musical voyage as a teen on the Texas blues scene. He has performed across the United States and in Europe and Asia.  Curtis Deanís music captures and communicates raw blues and rock & roll energy. Catch him on Wednesday and Sunday at Arthurís Tavern with his band, Basic Blue.

John "Tasty" Parker: New Orleans star drummer Zutty Singleton called him "Tasty" because of the tasty, improvised licks that come from Johnny's trumpet when he plays for delighted audiences worldwide! Encouraged to play jazz trumpet by the great bassist George Duvivier, after graduating from high school in Flushing, Queens, Johnny Parker took his style to New York City's legendary clubs on 52nd Street, then on the road with R&B bandleaders Roosevelt Sykes ("the Honeydripper") and Sax Kari. Johnny recorded with Sykes, singer Etta Jones, Gatemouth Moore, Sy Oliver, and stepped in for Cat Anderson in Duke Ellington's band. In the 1950s, Parker gigged with Sonny Rollins and Thelonious Monk, and in the 1970s, with pianist Brooks Kerr and famed drummer Sonny Greer. Tasty's credentials continue: he played with Harry Connick, Jr. at the Algonquin Hotel, and with Terri Thornton for the house jazz band at the Casa Bella Restaurant in Little Italy. Johnny Parker is the quintessential New York City music personality: this "strolling trumpeter" serenaded clients at the famous Chelsea Place. His appearance on the "Shining Star" video for Mesa/Blue Moon productions aired on Black Entertainment Television and other cable television stations. Catch Johnny "Tasty" Parker at Arthur's Tavern Tuesday through Friday.

Singer-songwriter guitarist Raul Midon is the "spiritually and socially conscious, optimistic" (Miami Herald) new voice for our times. His compelling lyrics and melodies are captivating audiences everywhere and filling them with a sense of hope and healing in a shaken post September 11th world. "I like to celebrate the possible," says Midon, "the highest, the best of possibilities for human beings. Collectively, we create an enormously powerful force that can change the world and overcome any obstacle." His original works "Everyday" and "Freedom" echo these sentiments and can be heard along with eight more standout originals on his new, self-produced CD "Blind To Reality," (available only at midon.com).

Beating the odds and overcoming obstacles is something Midon knows about first hand. Born premature but healthy twins in rural New Mexico, he and brother Marco were blinded after being placed in incubators with high oxygen levels, destroying their retinas. Soon after they turned four, their mother died suddenly from an aneurysm. By age five, they were boarding students at a school for the blind where they distinguished themselves academically. An unknown benefactor enabled them to enroll in the prestigious Santa Fe Prep for high school, which necessitated a daily fifty mile drive each way from home by their devoted Dad. Despite the rigorous schedule, they graduated with honors. A perfect SAT score in English landed Raul in the University of Miami, graduating with honors and a degree in music and jazz guitar. His brother is now an engineer with NASA and Raul has been named Best Musician and Best Acoustic Performer consecutively in Miami's "New Times."

Midon has now emerged with his own group and original material as a sellout artist on Miami's Pop scene after several years as the first call background vocalist for Enrique Iglesias, Christina Aguilara, Shakira, Alejandro Sans, Ricky Martin, Julio Iglesias and Jose Feliciano, among others. He has just returned from The Santa Fe Jazz & International Music Festival where his crossover solo performance was sold out two weeks in advance, playing to a 'standing room only' crowd bolstered by heavy rotation of his new CD with interviews on radio stations from Santa Fe to Albuquerque. He accompanied Latin turned Pop diva Shakira on background vocals, guitar and mandolin for a media blitz that took him from New York to L.A. and included stints on Leno, Regis & Kelly, Rosie and MTV's TRL. He is currently writing and recording for renowned underground d. j. Little Louie Vega on his latest project.

Local press has covered every one of his rare solo performances with rave reviews.. ."the most musical artist working the scene"... "music oozes out of every one of his pores" "a mix between Seal and Stevie Wonder, amazingly melodic and fluid with songwriting that is solid and crafty" (Miami Herald). Midon, recently took the plunge and moved to New York City to further his career. "Anything worth anything starts with an idea, an `invisible' thing," says Raul. "You build your universe with your ideas. Like I said, I like to celebrate the possible!"

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