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

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 […]

Back in the old routine….

After a family wedding (my daughter) kicked off the month, we’re back in the swing of things with  performances at Bonnie Jean’s on the Main Road (Route 25) in Southold on Thursday the 13th and Thursday the 27th from 6:30 til 9. In between, I’m happy to be performing once again as “special guest” of […]

Lots of playing as we move into August…

I’ve got a bunch of gigs coming up this month – lots of chances to hear some great trad jazz with a variety of groups. On Tuesday, I close out July by playing again with the Empire State Jazz Band at the Kismet Inn on Kismet Beach on Fire Island.  There’s great food, a friendly […]

A couple of updates…

On Thursday July 12th, the trio will be playing at Bonnie Jean’s once more.  It’s a bit emotional for me as it may be the last time I get to have my mom visit a gig before she departs to Florida.  She will be returning in late August for my daughter’s wedding, but I will […]

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