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Revelry at Symphony Space - The Avalon Jazz Band & Blind Boy Paxton

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Revelry at Symphony Space - The Avalon Jazz Band & Blind Boy Paxton

Oct 16, 2018

“Revelry” at Symphony Space
Tatiana Eva Marie & the Avalon Jazz Band (Thursday, October 18)
Blind Boy Paxton (Thursday, October 25)
Symphony Space (Leonard Nimoy Thalia)
2537 Broadway
Thursdays (ongoing)

Kudos to this storied upper west side performing arts center (which, since almost the start of the millennium, has been a multiplex) for launching what promises to be a fun-filled Thursday evening series, directly inspired by the New York Hot Jazz Festival. This week, the vivacious and inventive vocalist Tatiana Eva Marie leads her string-centric Avalon Jazz Band through a program of standards both fresh and familiar with a decidedly French and Romany-twist. Next Thursday, the brilliant young blues-songster, multi-instrumentalist Jeron “Blind Boy” Paxton entertains, drawing on a staggeringly diverse repertory that encompasses everything from Leadbelly to Tiny Tim.

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Author: Will Friedwald
Photography by: STEPHEN SOROKOFF

Author: Will Friedwald

Will Friedwald writes about music and popular culture for THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, VANITY FAIR and PLAYBOY magazine and reviews current shows for THE CITIVIEW NEW YORK. He also is the author of nine books, including the award-winning A BIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE TO THE GREAT JAZZ AND POP SINGERS, SINATRA: THE SONG IS YOU, STARDUST MELODIES, TONY BENNETT: THE GOOD LIFE, LOONEY TUNES & MERRIE MELODIES, and JAZZ SINGING. He has written over 600 liner notes for compact discs, received ten Grammy nominations, and appears frequently on television and other documentaries. He is also a consultant and curator for Apple Music.

New Books:

THE GREAT JAZZ AND POP VOCAL ALBUMS (Pantheon Books / Random House, November 2017)