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Friday, June 10, 2016

USA Lou Caputo “THE NOT SO BIG BAND” @ Zinc Bar Tues, June 28th 8pm + New CD Uh Oh!


Lou Caputo's
“THE NOT SO BIG BAND”
IS BACK IN ACTION AGAIN !

APPEARING AT THE FAMOUS
ZINC BAR
TUESDAY JUNE 28th
 8pm - 11pm

LOCATED AT:  83 WEST 3RD STREET (between Thompson and Sullivan streets) in the heart of Greenwhich Village adjacent to the NYU campus and one short block from Washington Square Park
       “Zinc Bar is a Greenwich Village jazz club in the former space of the legendary 1940s jazz venue Club Cinderella where Billie Holiday sang to the accompaniment of Thelonious Monk the house pianist.
The Zinc Bar maintains an old school Jazz vibe, which is unique among the commercialized jazz clubs in the City today”(Time Out New York)
DRINKS ARE REASONABLE PRICED AND THE SEATING IS SPACIOUS
PLUS A SMALL MUSIC CHARGE


New CD
TRACKS: 

1. BLACK NILE                               6:08 
2. LOS CIELOS DE AYER              6:12
3. UH OH!                                        4:58
4. MIDNIGHT IN BERLIN                 6:12
5. FESTIVAL                                     5:24 
6. STOLEN MOMENTS                    8:22
7. NEWS FROM BLUEPORT           4:18
8. GUIJIRA                                        6:46
9. APE AND ESSENCE                    8:02
10. IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW   7:07
11. FRIED BANANAS                        4:22 
12. BUSY BUSY BUSY                      7:13


Uh Oh! is the latest installment in the recorded history of “The Not So Big Band”preceded by “Urban Still Life” and the follow up “Not So Big Band” Those project were co- produced by my great friend,mentor and jazz bassist Chris White (1936- 2014) who also performed and arranged music for those projects as well. We would like to dedicate this project to his memory.
 
The “Not So Big Band” is the brainchild of talented multi-instrumentalist Lou Caputo.It is a big band that consists of twelve musicians as opposed to the sixteen-piece or larger variety. This band is a working band, playing together for over 10 years. The band has performed for over a decade at “The Garage” in Greenwich Village, as well as performances at the “John Birks Gillespie Auditorium” located in the “Baha’i Center” in NYC , also at “Trumpets” and a regular attraction at St Peter’s Mid Day Jazz series along with concerts at Hofstra and Montclair Universities. The band has two CD’s out (Urban Still Life & Not So Big Band) that have enjoyed considerable airplay and both have been very well received. by the jazz press A third CD (UH OH!) will be released in 2016.  All of our music is currently available from most digital vendors like iTunes CDbaby and through streaming services, such as Spotify. 

Lou Caputo, a native of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has done almost every kind of job that a musician can be asked to do. He has performed in jazz clubs in London (Ronnie Scott’s) and all over the Northeast area as well. A multi-instrumentalist (saxophones, clarinets and flutes) he has performed in show bands with the likes of Lou Rawls, Harry Connick Jr, The Temptations, The Four Tops and Shirley Bassey. He has also performed with Howard Johnson’s five Bari Saxophone group (Beartones) as well as Warren Smith’s Composers Orchestra and The Ellington and Dorsey bands. He is a member of Jack Jeffers New York Classics and has performed with The Cotton Club Orchestra Recently Lou  performed on Harry Connick's album "Your Songs"

Also featured in “The Not So Big Band” are noted musicians like percussionist Eddie Montalvo (Grammy nominee, Latin Grammy winner, Fania All-Stars), saxophonist Virginia Mayhew (Saxophone Journal Saxophonist of the Year), trumpeter John Eckart (Performed with Toshiko Akiyoshi and Lee Konitz), legendary bassist and jazz author Bill Crow (performed with Gerry Mulligan and Phil Woods), Geoffery Burke (performs with Harry Connick Jr.) Warren Smith who has performed with everyone from John Cage and Gil Evans to Barbra Streisand and all stops in between Just to cite some of the band members.









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