Bernie Worrell’s hour-long set at Shake-It yesterday did not let up; constant non-stop highly-danceable funk was delivered. Good songs, and a good band composed of young musicians who were clearly enjoying themselves immensely, as you might imagine considering that they were playing with a major funk legend. Tonight (4/16) the band will be performing at the Blue Wisp; if you have questions about the show, call 241-WISP. This footage I taped gives you a taste of what went down last night and will go down tonight, although from comments that were made near the end of last night’s gig I get the impression that they’re going to add a turntablist and a rapper to the mix!
In other music news, two very talented female jazz vocalists will be performing this week, both on Friday (4/19) night, but at different venues. Andrea Cefalo will be at Chez Nora in Covington, and she’ll be accompanied by Al Beasley (drums), Billy Larkin (piano), and Eugene Goss (vocals and percussion). I had a chance to interview Andrea a few months back, and here’s a link to that blog entry:
Also on this Friday (4/19), April Aloisio will be performing Brazilian-flavored jazz at the Centennial Barn at 110 Compton Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45215. I only recently discovered that the centrally-located Centennial Barn exists (it’s on the border of Hartwell and Wyoming). The Centennial Barn is a great and very flexible space that people use for music, yoga, massage, business meetings, weddings, and – well, I think people are still finding fresh new ways to utilize this space that location-wise is smack dab in the middle of everything, yet once you get there, you suddenly feel like you’re out in the country! April’s performance is from 7:30pm to 10pm and features Phillip Burkhead on keyboard and George Simon on guitar. Here’s footage from a recent April Aloisio performance at the Greenwich Tavern: