Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Leon Ware- Concert Review NYC 11/28/11

Concert Review
Leon Ware –
The Blue Note NYC 11/28/11

Leon Ware has written and co-written some of the greatest and most beloved songs of the 20th Century.
The fact that he isn’t a household name is practically criminal.
Writing hits for and with the likes of Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Minnie Ripperton, Maxwell, Quincy Jones and many others, his rare NYC appearance was a must see for this longtime fan.
The charming and debonair Mr. Ware spread out on a dozen or so of his classics including “I Wanna Be Where You Are,” “If I Ever Lose This Heaven,” “Inside My Love,” the Maxwell smash, “Sumthin’, Sumthin’” and a trio of gems from Marvin Gaye’s I Want You. Backed by a stellar band featuring piano great Onaje Allan Gumbs and remarkable singer, Maya Azucena, the now 71 year old seduced the thoroughly appreciative crowd as they perfectly walked that wonderful line between great jazz and R&B.
Throughout the evening, Ware jumped on and off stage, greeting one and all, and even kissing hands of the swooning ladies. An old school showman with a soulful, tender voice, he clearly loves what he does and even commented on how proud he was of the many babies his love songs have resulted in.
As Ware ended the evening he graciously thanked the audience again and again. Inspired and deeply moved by the musical magic I had witnessed, I did something I’ve never, ever done at a performance. Suddenly, almost without realizing it, I shouted in return, “Thank YOU.” Getting a warm smile and thumbs up from the legend, it was the icing on the cake of a perfect show.
Yes, thank you to an American treasure whose music will live forever. May he one day get the mass recognition he so readily deserves.
--Evan Ginzburg Legends Radio
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Friday Nov. 11 at Gizzi's Cafe

Friday Nov. 11at Gizzi's Cafe 16 W 8th St. NYC Never a cover! Great food/desserts/drinks/ambiance/nice folk!

7PM- Billy Likitsakos Jazz Duo  www.facebook.com/billy.likitsakos
8PM- 'Linton Smith II' jazz ensemble http://www.facebook.com/pages/Linton-Smith-II/
9PM- LEIGH HARRISON is a life-long songwriter and composer, whose work weaves threads of folk, rock, pop, country, blues, old-timey jazz, bluegrass, and Western swing.  Her original songs may be heard on her CD's, "Eclectic Chanteuse," and "Oh, Wow!," both released by SongCrew Music.  As a travelling troubadour, she spent time with numerous musicians and performers such as Jerry Garcia, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Johnny Winter, Mick Jagger and Albert King and has played with Jaco Pastorius, Moogy Klingman, Charles Otis, and others. Leigh has performed in numerous venues; her videos and recordings are on YouTube and her website: www.leighharrison.com
10PM- John Henry Band- A little bit of Soul, blues, rock, reggae, gospel, driven by a Les Paul or a plain old Gibson. www.johnhenryband.com

Saturday, November 5, 2011

These legends have appeared on Legends Radio!

Evan Ginzburg’s Legends Radio co-hosted by Dr. Mike Lano
Heard Wednesdays  7:00-9:20 PM EST on www.legendsradio.net  Archived 24/7
Featuring the biggest legends live on air in the Arts, music, and sports
Heard in U.S., U.K., Germany, Canada, Russia, Estonia, France, South Korea, Japan, UAE, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Chile, Brazil
Heard by an average of 5,000 listeners  a week
Musical guests have included:
Ray Manzarek of The Doors
Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins
Billy Paul
James Moody
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Grandmaster Melle Mel
Roberta Flack
Judy Collins
Fred Wesley
Jimmy Webb
Sugar Pie DeSanto
William Hart of the Delfonics
Norman Carter of The Delfonics
Dr. Salaam Love of the Delfonics
Wendell Sawyer of Blue Magic
Marshall Thompson of the Chi-Lites
Eban Brown- current lead singer of The Stylistics
Syl Johnson
Eddie Jobson of Roxy Music and King Crimson and U.K.
Mighty Sam McClain
Tower of Power’s Doc Kupka
Canned Heat’s Stanley Behrens
Ron Dante of the Archies
Handsome Dick Manitoba of the Dictators
Wendell Holmes of the Holmes Brothers
Fats Gallon- funk drummer
Music journalism great Ben Fong-Torres
JD Allen
Jazz great Connie Crothers
Lock from The Dramatics
Jazz Bassist Christopher Dean Sullivan
Smooth jazz star Eddie Benitez
Jazz great Azar Lawrence
Blues great Candye Kane
Wanda Vaughn (The Emotions)
Wayne Vaughn (Producer/Writer Earth, Wind & Fire)
Ron Carter of the Persuaders
Violent J of Insane Clown Posse
The Shirts
Carlton J. Smith
Ned Massey
Theresa Sareo
Ekayani and Tom Glide
Michael McHugh
Black Rock Coaltion
Blues ace Felix Cabrera
Blues great Robert Ross
Will Lee
Coole High
Edwin Vazquez
Luanne Surace
Plus countless talent deserving wider recognition!

Stars of Comedy have included:
David Alan Grier (In Living Color)
Marc Maron
Brent Weinbach,
Ian Edwards
Amy Schumer,
Ralphie May,
Gina Yashere
Dobie Maxwell
Dom Irrera
Pat Cooper
30 Rock’s Judah Friedlander
Heather McDonald (Chelsea Lately)
Jackie “The Jokeman” Martling
Shelly Berman
Norm McDonald (Saturday Night Live)
Robert Shields of Shields and Yarnell
Will Durst
Hal Lipson

Stars from MOVIES and TV have included:
Jenny McCarthy
Sherwood Schwartz (Creator Brady Bunch)
Robert Vaughn
Marilyn Michaels
Rona Barrett
Larry Flynt
Jack LaLanne
Celebrity Chef Joey Altman (Food Network)
Galloping Gourmet Graham Kerr
Chauncey Hayden
Marta Kristen (Lost in Space)
Barry Blaustein
Wally “Famous” Amos
Noel (Lois Lane) Neill
Nicole Bass
Dr. Victoria Zdrok
Roddy Piper
Chris Jericho
Chuck McCann
Beverly Washburn
King of the B Films- Conrad Brooks
Tony Burton (Apollo Creed’s cornerman)
Karen Lynn Gorney (Saturday Night Fever)
Roy Frumkes (The Substitute franchise)
Ed “Kookie” Byrnes  77 Sunset Strip 
Sunset Thomas
Annie Sprinkle
Georgina Spelvin
Juliet Anderson
Magician Joshua Jay
Al Guthertz- Hollywood Reporter/Variety
Pulitzer nominated playwright/Obie Award winner Kristoffer Diaz
Johnny Fairplay (Survivor)
Linda Hogan (Hogan Knows Best)
And many more…

Stars of professional wrestling and MMA have included:
Bruno Sammartino
SuperStar Billy Graham
Pat Patterson
Jackie Fargo
Ivan Putski
Dory Funk, Jr.
Harley Race
Stan Hansen
Superfly Snuka
Austin Aries
Honkytonk Man
Tyler Black
Jerry Lynn
Frank Shamrock
Awesome Kong
Mia St. John
Nigel McGuiness
Butcher Paul Vachon
Sid Eudy
Sonny King
Nikolai Volkoff
Les Thornton
Gene Kiniski
Jimmy Valiant
Johnny Valiant
Kevin Sullivan
Colt Cabana
Bob Roop
Dawn Marie
Tito Santana
Brutus  Beefcake
Melissa Coates
Danny Hodge
Judy Martin
Eric Bischoff
The Destroyer
Lanny Poffo
Bobby Heenan
Chris Masters
Ox Baker
Molly Holly
Baron Von Rashke
Greg Valentine
Magnum T.A.
Christie Hemme
Necro Butcher
Larry Zybysko
Tracie Brooks
Jake The Snake Roberts
Blackjack Mulligan
Mustapha Saed
Teddy Hart
Earl Maynard
Manny Fernandez
Baby Doll
Savio Vega
JJ Dillon
Dr. Death Steve Williams
Missy Hiatt
Mean Gene Okerlund
Jimmy Hart
Daniel Puder
Al Snow
Steve Corino
Kimberly Page
Bill Watts
D Lo Brown
Dutch Savage
Sonjay Dutt
Hillbilly Jim
Buddy Landell
Juventud Guerrero
Tommy Rich
Bryan Alvarez
Ted Dibiase
Percy Pringle (Paul Bearer)
Jim Cornette
Austin Idol
Chris Nowinski
Ivan Koloff
Ox Baker
Zach Gowen
Tony Atlas
Jerry Jarrett
And countless others…

Evan Ginzburg is a 20 plus year radio veteran formerly with 50,000 Watt WBAI-FM 99.5 NYC (Pacifica Radio). He is the Associate Producer and appears as himself in The Wrestler starring Mickey Rourke. He is a Producer on the upcoming documentaries Theresa Sareo-Alive Again (www.aliveagainmovie.com) and Tiger Khan- Fire in the Blood.
Dr. Mike Lano is a journalist and photographer since 1966 whose work has appeared in worldwide media including the U.S., Japan, Mexico and numerous books.
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