Saturday, October 31, 2015

Grant Gordy and Friends on Saturday, November 14

For several years Brooklyn-based guitarist Grant Gordy has been a major voice on the American "acoustic music" scene, and one of the most highly regarded young instrumentalists of his generation. Having held the guitar chair in the legendary David Grisman Quintet for six years, he's also worked alongside such musical luminaries as Edgar Meyer, Steve Martin, Edie Brickell, and Darol Anger. Grant has performed all over North America and Europe, everywhere from Carnegie Hall to Montreal Jazz Festival; Jazz at Lincoln Center to Bonnaroo. His music has been heard on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Tiny Desk Concerts.

Hailed by Nashville’s Music Row Magazine for his “lickety-split mandolin work” and by CBC-Newfoundland as “one of the best mandolinists of his generation”, Portland, Maine-based mandolin player Joe K. Walsh is known for his exceptional tone and taste, and his collaborations with acoustic music luminaries including legendary fiddler Darol Anger, flatpick guitar hero Scott Nygaard, folk legend Jonathan Edwards, and pop/grass darlings Joy Kills Sorrow have taken him all over the musical and figurative map. He’s played with everyone from John Scofield to Béla Fleck to Emmylou Harris, and performed everywhere from festivals to laundromats to Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. An avid educator, Joe is also mandolin instructor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Violinist Alex Hargreaves is an active performer, playing on stages around the world including Austin City Limits, A Prairie Home Companion, Grand Ole Opry, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Panama Jazz Festival, Bonnaroo, Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals, and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, as well as venues in the UK, France, Italy, Canada, and South Korea. Matt Glaser, artistic director of Berklee College of Music, American Roots Program, states simply, “Truly, Alex Hargreaves is the best young jazz violinist in America.”

Ethan Jodziewicz (pronounced "yo-jeh-vits") is a double bassist who thrives in performances and collaborations that combine traditional with contemporary, technical virtuosity with simplicity and passion, seeking to inspire audiences with music that is fresh, exciting, and without boundaries. An in-demand ensemble player, Ethan is currently performing at festivals and concert halls across North America from RockyGrass to Carnegie Hall and can be seen on stage with Sierra Hull, Mr. Sun (w/ Darol Anger, Grant Gordy, and Joe Walsh), Tony Trischka, in his duo with Tatiana Hargreaves, and with others. Originally from Washington State, he has just completed studies with Edgar Meyer at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, PA.

Please note that our venue is located in Manhattan on the fourth floor of a brownstone walk up. RSVP with your name and number of guests to and we will send you the details of the concert if there are seats available.

Due to cancellations a few seats are remaining for tonight's concert.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Natalie Haas and Yann Falquet on October 24

Over the past thirteen years, our house concert series has witnessed many convergences. On October 24th we will host the result of one such convergence. Cellist, Natalie Haas, has appeared several times at a JHC with her sister Brittany. They in turn brought us stories of Yann Falquet, guitarist, and his Québecois trio, Genticorum. Then, in November 2007, Master Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser, Natalie's musical partner, brought his fiddle camp extravaganza onto the Trans-Canadian railway. Natalie and Yann were among the performers/instructors and this was the beginning of their musical and romantic journey. Six years later, and one year ago, they were married. While continuing to pursue their individual musical projects, they have set aside time to develop a program of their own. We will host this dynamic musical duo for the first time. 
This versatile couple will be performing a mix of original compositions as well as traditional Scottish, Québecois, Scandinavian, English, Spanish, and French tunes. Yann will also do some French Canadian songs from his repertoire that he has arranged from old songbooks and from the National folkloric archives. Natalie is also singing for the first time, and in French! 

We are located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. If you are interested in making a reservation please email; and you will receive a personal reply with details. 

Reserved seating is sold out as of 10/18. Thanks for supporting live music!