Summer is here, and music and heat are everywhere in the city! Even though it is very tempting to stay inside a climate-controlled apartment, the city is so full of great music and theatre (and a lot of it free) it's definitely worth venturing out. It could be a Tito Puente tribute band in the Bronx, or Cole Porter on Theatre Row...every corner of the city is packed full of high calibre entertainment. NYC is also looking to the future, making it a more sustainable and affordable city to live in by adding bike lanes to many avenues and streets, and directing a competition of designers to create the perfect living space within a 300-square-foot apartment!
But work continues....as the Buckyball site and our YouTube channel grows, we thought-- why not add more options to find us on the web? That's why this month we are launching individual websites:
sarahpillow.com and marcwagnon.com
These websites offer information, video and audio clips, as well as links to other sites that go into greater detail about various projects.
Alon Nechushtan's CD on Buckyball, "Words Beyond", won in the Jazz Category of the 11th Annual Indpendent Music Awards! For Connecticut Buckyball fans-- Alon has been writing new material and will be presenting these compositions with his quartet September 22 at Firehouse 12 in New Haven.
For budding guitarists: check out Jake Hertzog's Hey Jazz Guy blog page. It has lots of great information about guitar technique and harmonization. A great resource for any up-and-coming shredder!
On a personal note....the world lost a unique voice last month, writer and director Nora Ephron, who gave Sarah her first job in NYC as nanny to her two sons. Sarah, along with her friends Terry Finlayson and Ed Walker, kept in touch with Nora, and on the news of her death, co-wrote their own remembrances of working for such a generous, funny and talented woman. You can read it in Salon.com