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Craig Stock


From:
Westfield, NJ USA
Post Posted 28 May 2017 5:04 am     Reply with quote

I am happy to announce that Jim and Mike will be playing at the Sweet Sounds of Jazz Concert Series this summer in my town of Westfield, NJ. The festival is every Tuesday at 7 in five locations around the downtown in July and August.

http://westfieldtoday.com/images/brochure_web_outlines_5-22-17.pdf

Jim will be playing again this year on July 11, and Mike on August 22.

My good friend Glenn Alexander and his band Shadowland will also there on August 8.

If you are in the area, please plan to attend, its gonna be a great time this year!
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Mike Perlowin


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Post Posted 29 May 2017 7:55 pm     Reply with quote

Right on Jim. Show them guys and gals what a steel guitar sounds like.
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Joe Ribaudo


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Post Posted 30 May 2017 10:38 am     Reply with quote

Great work, Greg. As usual, let me know if I can lend a hand.
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Craig Stock


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Westfield, NJ USA
Post Posted 1 Jun 2017 7:06 am     Reply with quote

Yes, Joe, Would love the help!

Hope to see you sometime soon.
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Susan Alcorn


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Baltimore, MD, USA
Post Posted 1 Jun 2017 12:34 pm     Reply with quote

Wow, this is great news! If I can make it up to New Jersey for any of these dates, I would love to see this. Break a leg! And . . . Mucha mierda!
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Craig Stock


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Westfield, NJ USA
Post Posted 3 Jun 2017 4:40 pm     Reply with quote

Susan, It would be great for you to attend and if you can, I'll buy you dinner in town.
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Susan Alcorn


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Baltimore, MD, USA
Post Posted 5 Jun 2017 10:05 am     Reply with quote

Thanks, Craig! I'll reply to you offline.
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Craig Stock


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Westfield, NJ USA
Post Posted 24 Jun 2017 8:43 am     Reply with quote

Wanted to bring this to the top, so anyone local will come out and see Jim and his top notch band.

It's also my daughter's 20th birthday so it should be a great day!
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Jim Cohen


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Philadelphia, PA
Post Posted 29 Jun 2017 5:54 am     Reply with quote

We're looking forward to playing this festival. Come on out if you can; there'll be 5 acts playing simultaneously at 5 different locations around the center of town, all walkable from each other. A really nice hang. Hope to see some Forumites there.
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Craig Stock


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Westfield, NJ USA
Post Posted 10 Jul 2017 3:03 am     Reply with quote

TTT

Hope to see a few forumite's out tomorrow night at 7!
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Jim Cohen


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Philadelphia, PA
Post Posted 10 Jul 2017 12:05 pm     Reply with quote

Tomorrow night. Can't wait! The band I'm bringing with me are all top shelf amazing Philly jazzers. You want to come just to hear these guys play, believe me.
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Ben Lawson


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Hillsborough N.J.
Post Posted 10 Jul 2017 7:35 pm     Reply with quote

If I can finish an automotive project I'm working on I'll come tomorrow night.
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Jim Cohen


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Philadelphia, PA
Post Posted 10 Jul 2017 7:38 pm     Reply with quote

Ben Lawson wrote:
If I can finish an automotive project I'm working on I'll come tomorrow night.

That is so flattering, Ben, you have no idea. Wink
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Craig Stock


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Westfield, NJ USA
Post Posted 11 Jul 2017 6:57 pm     Reply with quote

Great night of music, Jim was great as was his A-list Philly band. The weather was good, had a threat of thunderstorms, but the steel guitar gods were with us tonight.

We had about 8 local players attend and all had a great time hanging out with the crowd.

Hopefully, Jim will post a few videos from his camera.

Don't forget to come out and see Mike Near on August 22nd at the same venue and time, unfortunately I will be down in the Lone Star State taking my daughter to college, so hopefully someone can record Mikes performance.

Thanks to all who came out and supported Jim, who is bringing the steel guitar out to many people who have never seen or heard it in the Jazz context or any other one whatever that may be☺☺☺
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Jim Cohen


From:
Philadelphia, PA
Post Posted 12 Jul 2017 1:28 pm     Reply with quote

I want to add my thanks to all the fine folks who came out last night for the Steel Guitar Jazz show. It was great to see a bunch of steelers in the crowd, including Mike Neer, John Ciano, Gordon Wells, a gentleman named "Howie" (I believe) and a few others whose names I unfortunately can't recall at this moment (sorry!), plus, of course, Craig Stock.

The weather held out beautifully for us with nary a drop of rain. I hope you all enjoyed hearing my amazing musical partners: Dave Posmontier (keys), Chico Huff (bass), Grant MacAvoy (drums) and Jay Webb (trumpet) - all world class jazz artists. (Chico and Grant played on my album Pedal Steel Jazz).

Thanks to the Westfield Community Association for having us back again this year and to Craig Stock for his support in making it all possible - and making it all go smoothly (including some last-minute minor surgery needed on my Franklin).

I'm sorry I'll be out of the country when Mike Neer plays at the festival on Aug 22nd, but he's an outstanding player and I'm sure will have great sidemen (sidepersons?) with him. Be prepared to hear some Monk! Smile

I'll try to get some videos up, once I have a chance to go through them and see how they came out.

Thanks again,

Jim

p.s. This festival, which presents 40 (!!!) jazz acts every summer, is already in its 21st year! How wonderful and amazing is that?! Big thanks to the people of Westfield for continuing to support jazz annually in a big way.
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Jim Cohen


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Philadelphia, PA
Post Posted 13 Jul 2017 7:23 pm     Reply with quote

Here's one video that came out reasonably well. I messed up a bit on the head in a few places because I had recently decided to change the positions (and pedals/KLs) that I play it in so, unfortunately, my muscle memory was pulling me in the old direction while my brain wanted me to play it the new way. (And that, Virginia, is how clams are made...) But seein' as how we're all friends here (right?), I'll throw caution to the wind and post it anyway...

With: Dave Posmontier (keys), Chico Huff (bass), Grant MacAvoy (drums) & Jay Webb (trumpet)

https://youtu.be/r8o-v-4KUbM
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Ben Lawson


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Hillsborough N.J.
Post Posted 13 Jul 2017 10:57 pm     Reply with quote

I'm sorry Jim. We had to leave the next morning and my show pony was not cooperating. You know how car guys are. Now at 2:56am I can check out your videos.I know you did a great job!
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John Brabant


From:
Calais, VT, USA
Post Posted 14 Jul 2017 5:47 am     Reply with quote

Love the video Jim. Really dig what you do on that steel. And now you are scatting, albiet silently??!!

Thanks for posting Craig and Jim.
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Jim Cohen


From:
Philadelphia, PA
Post Posted 15 Jul 2017 7:35 pm     Reply with quote

Here's another tune, Recorda Me by Joe Henderson

https://youtu.be/eYnvoqRuF8k
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