Friday, Jul 2, 2010 • Gail Storm Quartet: South Huntington Library -FREE • Not a SDLI Event
Gail Storm Quartet: South Huntington Library
145 Pidgeon Hill Rd
Huntington Sta, NY 11746-7699
Kick off your holiday weekend with the Gail Storm Quartet, featuring bandleader Gail Storm on keyboard/vocals who delivers classic blues/jazz ranging from sultry ballads to jump blues with swingin’ boogie-woogie bass lines. The chemistry is electric on stage with hot sax from Shenole Latimer, driving rhythms and soul-felt solos from guitarist Joe Vicino, and sensitive rhythmic variations from drummer Bernice Brooks.
You do not need a ticket to listen from the upper level lawn, but bring a blanket or chair. In the event of rain, the concert will be held in the theater.
Band: Gail Storm Band
BOOGIE WOOGIE, TRADITIONAL BLUES, SWINGIN’ CLASSIC JAZZ STANDARDS, BALLADS AND MORE!: The Gail Storm Band does it all with Storm on keyboards and vocals AND her phenomenal sidemen-and women! Gail is a true performer as she reinterprets the classics and delivers the message directly to your dancing feet.
Gaye Adegbalola of “Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women”:
“Gail embodies the special ‘joie de vivre’ of a blues woman....Her boogie treatments make me want to shake my bootie, but the slow tunes hit me deep in the gut....On her debut CD, Just the Blues, she captures that joy, that special spirit...it becomes contagious to the listener!”
Gail Storm is a New York based singer/songwriter/pianist who performs in NY as well as on the national and international circuits. Her blues stylings embrace the root music she cherishes and provide a refreshing frame to other genres, such as classic jazz, pop and original compositions. Though Gail draws her musical influences from traditionally-based performers such as Meade Lux Lewis, Bessie Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, Fats Waller, and Louis Jordan, many of her fans compare her to modern day performers such as Diana Krall and Marcia Ball. The “Storm” is known to have a “heavy left hand” as demonstrated by her strong, rhythmic bass lines-particularly evident in the “boogie woogie”. Repertoire ranges from traditional blues and boogie woogie to swingin’ classic jazz standards, ballads, pop, and originals thrown into the mix.
Ms. Storm regularly performs in a wide variety of venues (solo or as bandleader) and has radio, film and television appearances to her credit. She has opened for Maria Muldaur, Henry Butler, and Bakithi Kumalo (of Paul Simon ). She has shared the stage with greats such as Charlie Sayles and Sarah McLawler. As bandleader, Gail has had such notable sidemen such as WyCliffe Gordon, Jerry Weldon, Toby Walker, and Adam Rapa. In addition to her performance schedule, Gail also leads multi-media music themed presentations (eg “Women In The Blues”, “Tribute to Carole King”, “The Essential Blues"), conducts Music and Art Workshops, and provides music lessons. She has been on staff at the award-winning Augusta Blues & Swing Week.
Discography includes her trio studio recording: “Just The Blues”, a live sextet recording “Live At The Vail-Leavitt”, and a jazz collaborative work “Duets”. She is currently working on releasing a recording of original work in 2013-stay tuned!
Venue: South Huntington Public LibrarySHPL
South Huntington Public Library
145 Pidgeon Hill Road
Huntington Station, NY 11746
Take the Northern State Parkway to exit 41 - Wolf Hill Road. Turn right at the bottom of the exit ramp onto Wolf Hill Road. Continue on Wolf Hill Road until the second traffic light. Stay in the right lane. At this intersection of five roads, you will see Saint Anthony’s High School diagonally to the right. Take the second right onto Pidgeon Hill Road heading North-West. You wil pass Saint Anthony’s High School on your left. Continue up Pidgeon Hill Road about 1 mile until you reach 145 Pidgeon Hill Road. The library is next to the Long Island School for the Gifted.
Organizer: This is not a Swing Dance Long Island Event (Not a SDLI Event)
The listed event is NOT sponsored by Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. This event was thought to be of interest to our SDLI’s members. Before traveling, always verify the event information directly with the organizer’s website, since things change and events do get canceled.