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RUMBA FLAMENCA

PERFORMING ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2016  |  8:30-11:30PM  |  CLICK TO RESERVE A TABLE

Rumba Flamenca is  Jason and Elysa Hochman, a married couple. We are a guitar duo specializing in Spanish, Flamenco and Classical style guitar. We offer Percussion and/or Bass as additional options. You can also hire one of us as a solo guitarist as well. Our repertoire consists of original compositions as well as covers by the Gipsy Kings, Paco de Lucia, Paco Peña, Sabicas, Ottmar Liebert and other great artists. Jason creates and performs beautiful and romantic melodies while Elysa compliments these melodies with glamorous and ornate rhythmic and percussive guitar playing. Together, we sound as one, creating an incredible and powerful atmosphere. 


ALEX MINASIAN

PERFORMING ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2016  |  8:30-11:30PM  |  CLICK TO RESERVE A TABLE

Alex Minasian is an American jazz pianist, composer, educator, and impresario based in New York City. He has served as pianist and musical director for iconic jazz vocalists, Little Jimmy Scott and Mark Murphy.

Minasian grew up in Hudson, New Hampshire, and began playing the piano at the age of 4. His first professional gigs, at the age of 14, consisted of backing various Doo-Wop groups, such as, the Jive Five. Inspired by pianists Hank Jones and Erroll Garner, Minasian took up studying improvisation with Boston-area guru, Miles Donahue. He then attended New York University, studying with pianists Don Friedman and Jean Michel Pilc. He went on to get his Master's degree at NYU while teaching piano.


RUMBA FLAMENCA

PERFORMING ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2016  |  8:30-11:30PM  |  CLICK TO RESERVE A TABLE

Rumba Flamenca is  Jason and Elysa Hochman, a married couple. We are a guitar duo specializing in Spanish, Flamenco and Classical style guitar. We offer Percussion and/or Bass as additional options. You can also hire one of us as a solo guitarist as well. Our repertoire consists of original compositions as well as covers by the Gipsy Kings, Paco de Lucia, Paco Peña, Sabicas, Ottmar Liebert and other great artists. Jason creates and performs beautiful and romantic melodies while Elysa compliments these melodies with glamorous and ornate rhythmic and percussive guitar playing. Together, we sound as one, creating an incredible and powerful atmosphere. 


TONY MIDDLETON

PERFORMING ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2016  |  8:30-11:30PM  |  CLICK TO RESERVE A TABLE

 

Tony’s career is an interesting and diversified one, which spans many years of accomplishments. Although as a teenager, he was working towards becoming a “golden gloves” boxer, he changed course and became the lead singer and songwriter of a group called “The Willows”. They are most known for the crossover song, he wrote, “Church Bells May Ring”. They did “My Dear Dearest Darling”, “Dolores”, “White Cliffs of Dover” and many more. Tony Middleton and the Willows have appeared regularly at the Westbury Music Fair, American Music Theatre, PA., and at the Tarrytown Music Hall, in addition to numerous other theaters across the country and internationally. Tony and the Willows have appeared on three PBS specials shows on Doo Wop and “Church Bells May Ring” is considered one of the 100 all-time great songs of that genre. He has performed in several Broadway musicals, such as the lead in “Cabin in the Sky” and principle roles in “Purlie” and “Porgy and Bess”. He later lived and performed in Paris and Europe in the jazz circuit for a number of years. In Europe, Tony was the understudy for Sammy Davis in “Free and Easy” written by Harold Arlin and Johnny Mercer. He also performed in concert at the City Center and Wolftrap with Alvin Ailey Dancers singing the “Mary Lou Williams’s Mass”, and was one of the headliners at Lincoln Center for the 55th Birthday Tribute to the late Charlie Parker.

As a soloist, he has performed and is known by many world class performers. Tony has performed with and the music of Burt Bacharach, Quincy Jones, and Cy Coleman. His act has headlined at the Apollo along with Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Big Mabel, and Slappy White. He has sung with Cissy Houston, Nell Carter and Della Reese. He Recorded “Don’t Ever Leave Me” written & produced by Klaus Ogermann, which received a Grammy Nomination. Besides Broadway, Tony’s career has included commercials, television, film and the cabaret circuit here and abroad. Tony is a member of SAG, AFTRA and EQUITY. Enjoying both film and TV, Tony is most fulfilled when his is singing and interpreting music in his unique jazz style. His big voice is sometimes compared to Joe Williams, Arthur Prysock, Lou Rauls and Ray Charles and yet, his range is more complex with his deep and sultry tones. Tony Middleton sings with real sincerity with every word he sings. This voice is truly remarkable with an extensive range and limitless creativity. His exciting voice and warmth has endeared him to thousands of club-goers in the United States and Europe. Tony can be edgy or soft, amusing or seductive. Tony sings with power, feeling and a sureness that only great talents have.