The Listening Bar February 2014

JANUARY
31st—Tribute to Chick Corea & ReturnTo Forever

Dix Hills Performing Arts Center

An evening of selections from Corea’s extensive catalogue, ranging from his days with Miles Davis to the fusion rock of Return To Forever, as performed by the renowned New York-based jazz band, Scogeojam.

FEBRUARY
1st­—Todd Wolfe Band

Treme, Islip

The guitarist brings his unique “bluesadelic” sound to this hip new venue in Islip. According to Wolfe, the band’s sound, which is a stylistic blend of sixties rock and Mississippi swamp grooves, recalls “a time when men were men and amps were amps.”

6th—Live in the Lobby
Patchogue Theatre

This unique concert series celebrates its 100th show with appearances by such local favorites as Kerry Kearney, Johnny Lee Jordan, Rorie Kelly, Hank Stone, Claudia Jacobs and Miles To Dayton.

19th—Toby Tobias
Caffe Portofino, Northport

Singer/songwriter Toby Tobias plays host to one of Long Island’s newest open mic nights every Wednesday. This funky coffeehouse, which provides the ambience of an Italian grandmother’s kitchen, is a great venue to discover local songwriters in their natural habitat.

Johnny Pierre

Local legend Johnny Pierre is a singer/songwriter from Lindenhurst. He performs around Long island with the Americana Blues band the Biscuit Kings. Visit johnnypierre.com to check out his music.