Sunday, November 6, 2011

Charles Giordano on Charles Street (again!)

Accordion virtuoso Charles Giordano (featured on a PBS special last week - or, if not exactly featured, at least quite visible and completely audible) returns to the Charles Street Synagogue with the Andy Statman Trio on Tuesday evening, 8 November at 8:30 PM.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Jon Sholle @ the Shul, Tuesday 1 November

Guitarist Jon Sholle, a featured member of the Old Brooklyn band, joins the Andy Statman Trio at the Charles Street Synagogue on Tuesday, 1 November at 8:30 PM (new time!)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Welcome Old Brooklyn to Manhattan!

The Andy Statman Trio returns to the Charles Street Synagogue on Tuesday 25 October (NEW TIME: 8:30 PM!).  Come and get your very own copy of Old Brooklyn on the project's first day of release!
We'll also be playing at Barbés in old Brooklyn on Thursday the 27th at 8PM.

Friday, September 30, 2011

It's Official! Old Brooklyn Drops Oct 25th

The long-awaited Andy Statman double CD set Old Brooklyn will be available everywhere  (Shefa Records, disc and download - order it here now) on October 25th 2011.  The album features original and cover material and the entire range of Andy's restless musical creativity.  Playing both clarinet and mandolin, Andy is joined by long-time bandmates Jim Whitney and Larry Eagle and special guests including Béla Fleck, Ricky Skaggs, Paul Shaffer, Byron BerlineJon Sholle, Lew Soloff and many others.

Check out a preview - a teaser video featuring a brand new klezmer-meets-bluegrass rave-up here.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Klezmer Reunion, Tuesday September 20th

Our last guest at The Charles Street Synagogue before the holiday break will be David Steinberg, one of the quartet that made up the original Andy Statman Klezmer Orchestra way back in the day.  He'll join us on Tuesday, September 20th at a new time: 8:30 PM

The trio will be at the Jalopy Theater in Brooklyn on Thursday September 22nd @ 9:00 - always a great night at a wonderful venue.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Bill Monroe's One Hundredth Birthday Jubilee, Tuesday September 13th

Andy, Jim and Larry celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the father of bluegrass with accordionist Charles Giordano and vocal stylist "Thirsty" Dave Hansen at the Charles Street Synagogue, Tuesday September 13th at 9 PM.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Will Holshouser @ Charles Street, Tuesday 6 September

When he isn't splattered all over the windscreen, Will Holshouser is one of New York's most dynamic accordionistas.  He re-joins Andy, Jim and Larry at the Charles Street Synagogue on Tuesday, 6 Sept at 9 PM.  Also - Andy's trio will be at Barbés in Brooklyn Thursday the 8th @ 10 PM.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Jerry Wicentowski @ Charles Street, Tuesday August 30th

An amazing singer (and a NY expat living in Wisconsin), Jerry joins us at the Charles Street Synagogue Tuesday night at 9 PM. 

Check out a video of a previous visit here.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Banjoist Noam Pikelny guests with Andy Statman Trio, Tuesday 12 July

Punch Brother and award winning banjo player Noam Pikelny joins the Andy Statman Trio on Tuesday 12 July at the Charles Street Synagogue (53 Charles @ West 4th) as our last guest star before a three week break (though Andy and Larry will do one last duo evening on Thursday 14 July).  Music around 9 PM, drinks on the house (requested  music donation $15)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Jon Sholle and Hank Bones, Tuesday June 21st

Guitarist Jon Sholle returns to the Charles Street Synagogue, along with singer/multi-instrumentalist/debonair southern gentleman Hank Bones on Tuesday, June 21st at 9PM.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Charles Returns to Charles Tuesday June 14th

Accordionist Charles Giordano rejoins Andy, Jim and Larry at the Charles Street Synagogue, 9 PM

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Andy and Larry @ Barbés, Thursday April 14th

We're done with Charles Street until after the holidays, but Andy and Larry have a duo show at Barbés in Park Slope on Thursday April 14th at 10 pm.

Also - our show at City Winery last Sunday with our great friend David Grisman was great fun! If you missed it (or want to relive it) you can see a little bit of the show here and here.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Lauren Brody with the Andy Statman Trio, Tuesday April 5th

 Our final guest artist before the holiday break is accordionist and ethnomusicologist Lauren Brody, a standout in the worlds of klezmer and Bulgarian music.  She joins us Tuesday April 5th at the Charles Street Synagogue at 9 PM - plus, it's Jim Whitney's birthday! The Bulgarian slivovitz should flow freely.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fresh Videos from Charles Street

We've had fun with special guest artists over the last few weeks - here are some videos with guitarist Van Manakas and accordionist Charles Giordano.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Thursday March 24th Duo Performance

Andy and Larry will perform a rare evening of duets at 53 Charles Street, Thursday March 24th.

Catfish for Supper, Tuesday March 29th

Guitarist Jon Sholle joins Andy Statman's Trio at 9 pm on Tuesday March 29th at the Charles Street Synagogue.  Jon will add another credit to his already ridiculously long list with the release of Andy's forthcoming Old Brooklyn set.

Jon and guitarist Hiro Arita dropped in on Andy at the Synagogue last year - here's a video clip, and you can read up on Jon's doings here.

Also - the final guest before the holiday break will be klezmer accordionist and Bulgarian-music-archivist Lauren Brody on Tuesday, April 5th (also Jim's birthday party!).  The Slivovitz will flow freely.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tuesday @ Charles St - Special Guest Charlie Giordano

Tuesday night, March 22nd @ 9PM, the Trio welcomes accordionist Charles Giordano to Charles Street.  Charlie, Larry's Springsteen bandmate and current E-Street keyboardist, recorded A Freylekhn Purim with Andy and the trio for a Smithsonian release a while back, so this will be a timely reunion.

St. Patrick's Day and Purim

Thursday night, March 17th - no parade, but catch the trio at the Charles Street Synagogue at 9 PM. Free schnapps, no green beer.

Saturday night, March 19th - come to the big Purim Blow-out at the Jewish Music Café in Park Slope Brooklyn - Music at 10PM

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tuesday 15th March: Andy Statman Trio with Van Manakas

The trio is at 53 Charles St tonight, Thursday 10 March - come on down!

Next Tuesday our special guest artist is guitarist Van Manakas who has a list of collaborators ranging from Patty Loveless to the Gil Evans Orchestra.  His most recent solo album is called American Guitar.  In 2010 he completed and released Leavin' Tennessee, a collaboration with longtime friend and colleague, the late, great mandolin virtuoso Butch Baldassari.
We'll probably play a lot of Fiddlin' Arthur Smith tunes - here's a little clip of Andy,Van and Jim playing one called Fiddler's Dream.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Our First Tuesday Night @ the Charles Street Synagogue

Tomorrow night, 8 March, will mark our first ever Tuesday at the Charles Street Synagogue (53 Charles St NYC NY).  We'll also have our first featured guest artist in quite some time - Pete Rushefsky, a master of the tsimbl (or, if you prefer, cimbalom).  It should be quite a night.  The trio will also be back on Thursday.

Make a note - next Tuesday (15 March) we'll have as our guest the amazing guitarist Van Manakas and we'll be featuring the music of Bill Monroe and Fiddlin' Arthur Smith.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A new series at Charles Street begins Thursday March 3rd

Thursday March 3rd will be the first performance in a new series at the Charles Street Synagogue (53 Charles Street @ West 4th, NYC NY).  Thursdays will continue to be trio nights, and a new series on Tuesdays will replace our Monday shows.  Tuesdays will also feature guest performers with the trio, and our very first guest on Tuesday March 8th will be NYC based tsimbl-and-banjo virtuoso Pete Rushefsky.

Music starts at 9 PM (more or less).  As always, refreshments will be provided by Herman, our genial host.  Please join us!

Jackson Hole Jewish Music Festival

The concert in Wyoming was a terrific success - we're grateful to everyone who worked so hard to make it happen (and an unscheduled 5 hour layover in Chicago almost kept the show from coming off at all).  Many thanks to Chabad's Rabbi Mendelsohn and his whole crew.
photo by Rebecca Stern

Monday, February 21, 2011

The trio at Fretboard Journal

Late last year we visited the folks at Fretboard Journal in Seattle and shot a little impromptu video for their website.  You can find it here.

Sunday in Jackson Hole WY

On Sunday, February 27th, Andy, Jim and Larry will be performing at the Jackson Hole Jewish Music Festival at the Snake River Lodge in Jackson Hole WY.  The music starts at 5 PM.

The Andy Statman Trio @ the Charles Street Synagogue

We’ll begin a new series of concerts at the Charles Street Synagogue on Thursday evening, March 3rd 2011 at 9 PM.  Our new season will feature performances on Tuesday evenings with special guest artists, and trio workshop concerts on Thursdays.