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Fern Franke
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The Falcon-Jocelyn Arndt Residency at The Falcon

August 3, 2015 from 7pm to 10pm
MONDAYAugust 3Jocelyn Arndt ResidencyFeaturing Jocelyn & Chris Arndt/Guitar, Kate Sgroi/Bass and David Bourgeois/Drums.Tonight's Special Guests: Percussionists, Tucker Callandar and Drew TirellaNamed #12  on Planet Stereo’s list of 100 Artists You Must Hear in 2015http://www.jocelynarndt.com/Combine a striking twenty year old, a brother and co-writer, perform more than 100 shows nationwide in 2015 including Sundance Film Festival and Mountain Jam, appear on the playlists of more than 100 college radio stations, record songs featuring players such as Danny Louis of Gov’t Mule, and receive a scholarship to Harvard University, and you'll describe Jocelyn Arndt.Arndt's voice, emotion, and raw intensity, connect with her audience in a manner that is organic, personal, and deeply real.  Style and approach aside, it is the intimacy of Jocelyn’s voice with the retro approach of Chris’s guitar that make their music and performances amazing. The…See More
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The Falcon-Nicki Parrott and Rossano Sportiello Duo at The Falcon

August 2, 2015 from 7pm to 10pm
SUNDAY EVENING!August 2Nicki Parrott and Rossano Sportiello Duo"If you bemoan the passing of exquisite sessions....artfully played swing....prepare yourself for a decidedly international take on that all too rare listening experience." -Elliot Simon / AllAboutJazzNicki ParrottPhoto by Jim Rice"Parrott is indeed the whole package." - AllAboutJazznickiparrott.comWith expressive elegance, Nicki Parrott has charmed audiences worldwide with performances showcasing her dynamic voice and commanding musicianship.Nicki’s releases "Fly Me To The Moon and "Moon River" were voted Swing Journal Magazine Critic’s Poll, “Best Jazz Vocal Albums.“  Nicki performs regularly on Monday nights at the Iridium Jazz Club NYC as part of the legendary Les Paul Trio. Nicki was Les Paul’s bassist and vocalist for over 10 years. In addition to performing at most of the world’s top jazz festivals, Nicki has performed with jazz greats Randy Brecker, Clark Terry, Jose Feliciano, Rebecca Paris, Bucky Pizzarelli, John…See More
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The Falcon-Ed Palermo Big Band's Beach Party celebrates the music of The Beach Boys!! at The Falcon

August 1, 2015 from 7pm to 10pm
SATURDAYAugust 1Ed Palermo Big Band's Beach Party!The world's zaniest big band celebrates the music of The Beach Boys! There is no better ensemble to interpret the Beach Boys' innovative soundscape of pop, jazz, classical, exotica, and the avant-garde.palermobigband.comEd’s interpretations of the music of The Beach Boys, Paul Butterfield, Todd Rundgren, and most notably of iconoclastic composer Frank Zappa has brought him wide recognition. His first CD of Zappa's material, “the ed palermo big band plays the music of frank zappa”, garnered rave reviews. Downbeat magazine gave “the ed palermo big band plays the music of frank zappa” a 4-star review. Palermo’s second CD of Zappa material, entitled “Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance” was received with equal enthusiasm from publications worldwide, including another rave from Downbeat.The latest release, 'Oh No! Not Jazz!!' consists of two albums - the first explores Ed's distinctive interpretations of Frank Zappa's work and works from…See More
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The Falcon-KJ Denhert & The New York Unit - Opener: Margaret McDuffie at The Falcon

July 31, 2015 from 7pm to 10pm
FRIDAYJuly 31KJ Denhert & The New York UnitKJ Denhert, multiple award-winning Urban Folk Jazz artist arrives with her full-size, full-sound touring band -  featuring ATN Stadwijk/Keys, Aaron Heick/Sax, Mamadou Ba/Bass and Ray Levier/Drums www.KJDenhert.comPhoto by Jim Rice                                           Guitarist and songwriter, KJ Denhert, calls her music Urban Folk and Jazz. Her voice is powerful, her lyrics full of intelligent insight, and her musicianship is impeccable. Her eclectic yet unified performances reach out to audiences without compromising her music and beliefs. She performs the unusual feat of being both highly individual and quite accessible.                                                                                      KJ co-produced her CD, Number 9, supported by a strong cadre of players, including longtime band members Mamadou Ba, (Harry Belafonte, Regina Carter)  on bass and drummer Ray Levier.…See More
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Fathers' Day Sunday Brunch@The Falcon-Alexis P. Suter & The Ministers of Sound at The Falcon

June 21, 2015 from 10am to 2pm
FATHERS' DAYSUNDAY BRUNCH!June 21Alexis P. Suter & The Ministers of Soundalexispsuter.comHipbone Records recording artist Alexis P Suter with Ray Grappone, drummer/percussionist and producer/vocalist Vicki Bell, deliver their mix of Gospel, Blues, Traditional, poignant, and time-honored American music, up-close and personal.Blues Music Award nominee Alexis P. Suter is a powerhouse bass/baritone vocalist with the ability to go to "that other place" where singers go when they are lost in the music. It is no wonder B.B. King and the late Levon Helm are big fans. Suter and her band have played nearly 100 of Helm’s shows in Woodstock NY and open for “The King” Mr. B.B. King, when he visits her hometown of NYC.The Ministers of Sound feature Ray Grappone (APSB, Buster Poindexter, Levon Helm) on drums and percussion, Vicki Bell (APSB, Open Door, Corey Daye) on vocals and percussion, and Special Guest Dave Keyes on keyboards! See More
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The Falcon-The Levin Brothers - Opener: Liz Queler & Seth Farber at The Falcon

June 13, 2015 from 7pm to 10pm
SATURDAYJune 13The Levin Brothershttp://www.thelevinbrothers.com/"This album's about a few things. A long overdue 'first record' by two brothers who've been making records individually for ... well, a lot of years! It's a return home to the music we first shared as kids - the 'cool jazz' of the 50's."Growing up in a Boston suburb, the Levin Brothers, Tony & Pete, were trained in classical music, but loved the 1950s recordings by jazz bassist Oscar Pettiford and French Horn jazz player Julius Watkins. Catchy melodies, deep grooves and tight solos made that music memorable, and continued to influence them long after they'd moved on to other playing.  It's been percolating for years for them to do an album of their own in that style.  Now, with Erik Lawrence and Jeff "Siege" Siegel, they're continuing their Northeast US tour with a rare appearance in their very own Hudson Valley, celebrating their 2014 album release "LEVIN BROTHERS" on…See More
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