"Jazz speaks for life. The Blues tell the story of life's difficulties, and if you think for a moment, you will realize that they take the hardest realities of life and put them into music, only to come out with some new hope or sense of triumph.
This is triumphant music."
Dr. Martin Luther King
The celebration of Dr. King's birthday is a national holiday.
Please join us January 20th to hear some jazz....
"Everybody has the Blues. Everybody longs for meaning. Everybody needs to love and be loved. Everybody needs to clap hands and be happy.
Everybody longs for faith."
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
1/20/14 - The Bar Next Door Marvin Horne - guitar Ugonna Okewego - bassTwo Sets 8:30PM & 10:30PM
(1/2 price if you are a member of WBGO)
Greenwich Village, NYC
212 529 5945
Pleased is an understatement about the way I feel about making music with
these two wonderfully talented musicians:
( my old friend ) guitarist Marvin Horne & on bass Ugonna Okwego .
The Bar Next Door is the perfect intimate spot to have a drink , some food,
and listen to music up close and personal in a quiet, sweet, swingin' way.
I am truly looking forward to it. I hope you will join us.
WHAT THE CRITICS SAY:
"....her unique brand of steel-lined warm-and enticing style ... suggests the musical astuteness of Sheila Jordan blended with the salty panache of Anita O'Day..."
Jazz Times, March 2009
International Review of Music
Picks of the Week : April 16 - 22 ( 2012)
By Don Heckman
"At a proud sixtysomething, Cook still hasn't receive either the visibility or the accolades that her vocal imagination deserves. But her passionate performances should be heard at every opportunity"