Archive for the ‘What’s up in Sunnyland’ Category

Here comes summer – and another CD!!

Things are starting to hum & strum along into another busy summer season.  In addition to our regular Thursday’s at Bonnie Jean’s and a few private parties, I will be performing with the Isotope Stompers on Saturday, June 15th in a free concert at the American Legion hall in Glen Head – sponsored by the […]

Double dose of great music at Bonnie Jean’s this week!

The weather is warming up and so is the musical season – a double shot of great music will be found at Bonnie Jean’s this week.  In addition to the regular scheduled performance by the Sunnyland Jazz Band, I will be privileged once again to work with the lovely and talented vocalist Barbara Rosene on […]

A wonderful addition to the schedule…

Over the last few weeks, it has been my privilege to be re-acquainted with Barbara Rosene – a beautiful and heartfelt singer of tunes from the very same eclectic Tin Pan Alley catalog as I (and Sunnyland listeners) have appreciated for many years.  I first met Barbara through our mutual inspiring influence – Eddy Davis, […]

Hey pal, wanna buy a CD??

Well, if you check on the “Buy a CD” link, you’ll discover that another musical product has been added to the inventory at Sunnyland Industries. It’s title is quite apropos for my collaboration with the legendary Galvanized Jazz Band of Connecticut – “I’ll Be A Friend, With Pleasure” – as it is indeed a pleasure […]

Triumphant trumpet! Thrilling tuba! Banjo beatitude! Additional alliterative adjectives!

Everybody sing along now! “Spring is here, a-suh-puh-ring is here Life is skittles and life is beer, I think the loveliest time of the year is the spring (I do, don’t you? ‘Course you do!) But there’s one thing that makes things complete for me, And makes ev’ry Sunday a treat for me….”               – […]

Bringing back two cherished institutions…

The Sunnyland crew got a chance to knock of some rust this morning at the ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the re-opening of the Suffolk Theater on Main Street in downtown Riverhead.  (I’ve seen a couple of facebook photos begin cropping up already.)  It was a wonderful event with lots of old friends from the community turning […]

And now for some good news…and yes, that’s plural!

Happy to be posting a couple of happy items… First, I took 2nd place in a songwriting contest through the internet’s Free Music Archive to attempt to supplant the copyrighted Goliath of birthday songs, “Happy Birthday to You” – whose owners charge $10,000 a pop for use of the tune in public media venues such […]

Missing Larry…

Played a lovely gig last night with the Isotope Stompers, shaking off some of the winter snow and cold, but something was missing…Larry Pearlstein.  If you check out the Isotope Stompers page on this site, you’ll find this photo of the band taken a couple of years back at the dock in Bellport. Until a […]

Happy Holidays

It’s been a busy winter season, and there’s only a couple of more opportunities to catch the Sunnyland Jazz Band at Bonnie Jean’s before the January hibernation (actually, going down to Florida to visit family). As a holiday treat of sorts (for me), I’m including a photo taken this past Friday of the trio with […]

La-de-da, de-da-de-da, ’tis autumn

October began Sunnyland with a small flurry of activity like swirling, falling leaves – a community apple picking party in the Hamptons, the annual Riverhead Country Fair, and a reprise of Jeff & Joel’s House Party in Guilford, CT. Along the way, we re-connected with old friends and associates – Jeff Barnhart, John Clark, Fred […]

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