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….”
– Tom Lehrer, “Poisoning Pigeons in the Park” (c) 1953 & 1968
Well, if Mr. Lehrer were teaching math and the American Musical Theater on the East Coast today, I venture a guess that he would be calling Thursday a treat as well beginning March 28th. It marks a week since the official return of spring AND the thrilling return of the Sunnyland Jazz Band to Bonnie Jean’s on Route 25 in Southold for a third season of jazz jubilation (I warned you in the title there would be more). Come on out & enjoy great food, fun music and a marvelous selection of coffee drinks and select light alcoholic beverages!!!
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I also will take this opportunity to offer a “plug” for our friend Henry Newberger, longtime host of the public access television program “Still Trying”. Henry has filled in on various gigs on tuba or trombone with Sunnyland, the Isotope Stompers or various other friends in the trad jazz circuit. He and Banjo Bob Fuhr have been local staples of the sing-along scene on Long Island for many years. “Still Trying” is shown on most cable systems throughout Long Island and Westchester – look for it on your local station! (Riverhead Cablevision regularly broadcasts the show on Sundays at 6 PM on Channel 20.)