[members-announce] OPENING WEEK -MINTON'S PLAYHOUSE AS UPTOWN JAZZ LOUNGE

Dan Kassell dankassell at juno.com
Thu May 18 20:08:54 EDT 2006


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For Immediate Release - Revised June Calendar May 17, 2006

                    CONTACT: Dan Kassell 212-779-INFO
                             dankassell at juno.com

    BIRTHPLACE OF BEBOP REOPENS AS UPTOWN JAZZ LOUNGE
    @ MINTON'S PLAYHOUSE

    Celebrate the Grand Opening of the Legendary Minton's Playhouse with  Patience Higgins and the Sugar Hill Quartet, the first to perform on the new stage in front of the original mural at 9:00pm Friday, May 19, 2006 and Saturday, May 20th from 9:00pm at the newly renamed UPTOWN JAZZ LOUNGE @ MINTON'S PLAYHOUSE, 208 West 118th Street, Harlem, NYC 10026 between St. Nicholas Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd-7th Avenue.

    Joining tenor saxophonist Patience Higgins as the Sugar Hill Quartet will be Marcus Persiani-electric piano, Dave Gibson-drums, Andy McCloud-string bass plus many well known guests who previously played at the original Minton’s.

Doors open daily at 3:00pm., Music from 9:00pm nightly        
Two Drink Minimum per Set, Seating First Come First Served
$10.00 Music Charge
[Music Charge Complements of owner Earl Spain and manager Celeste Sapp
for opening month until June 23, 2006]

EDITORIAL BACKGROUND:
Google: Harlem Minton's New York Beacon May 2005

PATIENCE HIGGINS' SUGAR HILL QUARTET: “Live in Harlem” Mapleshade CD includes Les Kurz-electric piano, Andy McCloud-bass and Eli Fontaine, drums plus many notable guests.
“The New York-based multi-instrumentalist has been the quintessential journeyman, working with R&B legends Wilson Pickett and Sam and Dave, jazz institutions like the Duke Ellington Orchestra, and mavericks like Muhal Richard Abrams and Hamiet Bluiett.”
-- Bill Shoemaker, JazzTimes

MINTON’S PLAYHOUSE developed its reputation by attracting musicians to Harlem from all over the world to engage in friendly but fierce Jazz Jam Sssions.
Come be a part of this historic event!

FIRST PRESS HEADLINE:

 “A new jazz age at old bop shop”
“You can stop singing the blues - world-famous Haarlem jazz spot Minton’s Playhouse is back.”
--Hasani Gittens

PHOTO: MINTON’S neon sign and storefront by Thomas Hinton.
New York Post, Wednesday, May 17, 2006, p 25

   AUTHENTIC 
  MARKETING
40 Waterside Plaza
New York, NY 10010
212-779-INFO
dankassell at juno.comUptown Jazz Lounge:
WEEKLY CALENDAR

Sunday: ELI FOUNTAINE & The Organizers

Monday: BILL SAXTON & The Uptown All-Stars

Tuesdays: OMAR EDWARDS - Tappin' Into Music

Wednesday: PATIENCE HIGGINS & the Sugar Hill Jazz Quartet

Thursday: GERALD HAYES & the Qualified Gents

Friday: DENNIS DAVIS Sixtet

SATURDAY EVENTS:

Saturday, May 27: ANTONIO DANGERFIELD Quartet

Saturday, June 3: ELI FOUNTAINE & The Organizers

Saturday, June 10: BRAWNER BROTHERS

Saturday, June 17: ERIC WYATT Trio

Saturday, June 24: HYMIE & Company, Latin Jazz

We're leaving the light on till 4am just for you . . .

UPTOWN JAZZ LOUNGE
 @ MINTON'S PLAYHOUSE
208 West 118th Street, Harlem, NYC 10026
Between St. Nicholas Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd-7th Avenue
Business Cell: Celeste Sapp-Manager 347-386-0455 (Not for Publication)

    AUTHENTIC MARKETING 40 Waterside Plaza New York, NY 10010

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