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MUSIC

Music At Bunker Hill Presents A Festival of Strings Live Concert On May 22nd

(SEWELL, NJ) -- Music at Bunker Hill, in partnership with The Music Barn, presents A Festival of Strings on May 22 at 2:30pm at The Music Barn (5/23 Online at 2:30pm). This concert brings together the works of composers Johannes Brahms and Max Bruch, contemporaries and friends, and reunites alumni from The Perlman Music Program, who are thrilled to explore this beautiful segment of the Romantic Era repertoire.


Works by Montgomery, Elgar, and Tchaikovsky on Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s May 23 Virtual Concert

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- On Sunday, May 23 at 4:00pm, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) will broadcast a virtual concert programmed with Jessie Montgomery’s lively Strum leading into the heartfelt works of Edward Elgar’s Sospiri, Op. 70, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48. The concert will be conducted by Edward T. Cone Music Director Rossen Milanov.


Saxophonist Ski Johnson To Release "Jazz For Life"

(NEWARK, NJ) --– Saxophonist Ski Johnson premieres his historic Jazz for Life album on May 21. Top 10 Billboard Songwriter Chilly Ed Beats produced Ski's highly anticipated 10th album that features award-winning vocalists Emerald Khan and PhillinMe.


Pilsener Haus & Biergarten Present Inaugural “Rock the Haus” Music Festival In Hoboken May 21-23

(HOBOKEN, NJ) --  Pilsener Haus & Biergarten will kickoff its Summer with three days of music, food, and drinks at its Hoboken location.  The festival called “Rock the Haus” will take place Friday through Sunday, May 21-23.  Grand Street will be closed between 15th and 16th streets and turned into a summer stage and outdoor concert festival for the weekend.


Matt O’Ree Band Begins 2021 Redo Tour Promoting New Singles

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Blues rockers, Matt O’Ree and Eryn will be hitting the road starting in Tuscarawas, OH, making stops across the country including in Red River, New Mexico for the annual memorial motorcycle rally. Then the band will tour back across country and end in Cadiz, Ohio. The band is promoting three newly released singles, classic rock covers Rick Derringer’s “Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo”, “Funk #49” by the James Gang, and “Izabella” from Jimi Hendrix. 

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FEATURES

The Wag At Bar A: Our First Show In A Long, Long Time

I’ll admit we were nervous.  It was our first time being to a live event in a long time.  I had been in isolation even before the pandemic due to a medical treatment and it was only one week after getting our second covid vaccine shot, but it was time.


Makin Waves with Pat Guadagno: What About Bob?

Well-traveled troubadour Pat Guadagno has been a fixture on the Jersey Shore music scene for many glistening moons. For nearly as long, the saloon slinger has been paying annual birthday tribute to Nobel Prize-winning rock bard Bob Dylan with annual festival at the Count Basie Theatre.


“Here We Come, Walkin’ Down the Street…” Spotlight on The Monkees’ Songwriter Bobby Hart

Bobby Hart is an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Grammy Award-nominated songwriter who helped sell nearly 100 million recordings. Well known for his association with musician Tommy Boyce, the pair wrote, produced, and performed on recordings by The Monkees, the made-for-TV music group which in 1967 and 1968 outsold both The Beatles and Rolling Stones combined.


Pandemic-Delayed Album is Festive Follow-Up to Months of Isolation

In December 2019, pianist Yoko Miwa and her trio appeared with vocalist Sheila Jordan at The Mad Monkfish in Cambridge, MA. Jordan sang the Billy Preston tune, “Song of Joy”, and, according to Miwa, “She used this song as an intro to a bebop tune. It stuck with me, and, after playing it with Sheila, I went back to hear the original version and thought, ‘Wow, what a beautiful song!’ The lyrics are amazing and totally fit with the message I wanted to convey musically: ‘With every note I play, I play with love. With every word I say, it’s coming from my heart.’”


"Go, Jimmy, Go!" Spotlight on '50s and '60s Teen Idol Jimmy Clanton

Jimmy Clanton is known as one of the most popular teen idols of the 1950s and ’60s. Between 1958 and 1962, the “Swamp Pop Teenage Idol” had seven charted hits — including three which reached the Top 10 and four which were million sellers — in addition to starring in films and sharing the stage with a variety of well-known artists including Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Platters, and many more.

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