The Listening Bar

DECEMBER

6TH JAMBALAYA BRASS BAND
Treme, Islip
Incorporating an intoxicating mix of R&B, funk, gospel, jazz, zydeco, Latin, hip-hop and be-bop, this group of New Yorkbased players will take you on a historical journey through the New Orleans brass band tradition.

18TH BOB WESTCOTT
Hard Luck Cafe, Huntington
Bob Westcott, one of the original members of the legendary Wes Houston Band, returns to this warm venue for his annual holiday show featuring an array of local singer-songwriters.

31ST NANCY ATLAS PROJECT
Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett
Often described as the missing link between Lucinda Williams and Sheryl Crow, Atlas and her rowdy band will be on hand to ring in the New Year with an evening of stellar Americana rock ‘n roll.

JANUARY

8TH JOHNNY ZARROW
Patchogue Theatre
The popular Live in the Lobby series presents this new age trio that combines divergent elements of pop, blues and folk music. Lead vocalist Deborah Morgenstern is a gem.

Liner Notes: Rick Frank
(bandleader, Jambalaya Brass Band)
Long Island Pulse: Which New Orleans band inspired you guys to bring a taste of New Orleans to the East Coast? Ric Frank: The formation of the Jambalaya Brass Band was directly inspired by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Those guys have become friends of mine and I’ve had the opportunity to sit in with them on a number of occasions. Their music still inspires me every time I do a live show.

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.