There are still tickets available for both shows.  If you are interested, call 774.4111 and leave a message or stop by at 4PM for the early show or 8PM for the late show.

The Cangelosi Cards are a working jazz band. Established and based in  New York City, the group is comprised of a talented group of young  musicians from varied backgrounds in jazz, bluegrass, and folk music.

In 2006 the Cards began playing regularly at small clubs and  restaurants, building a vast repertoire of early American jazz and  attracting an eclectic audience including many local swing dancers and  fans of old-time jazz.In addition to their weekly engagements, the band plays at many larger  events in and around the five boroughs as well as many concerts and  dances on the road, throughout the Northeast, the Midwest, Canada, and  most recently Europe, where the band toured for 5 weeks in the summer  of 2009.

Notable performances in the past include opening the 2007 New Year’s  Eve Show at the Grand Ballroom in Manhattan, Swing Out New Hampshire  (’06, ’07,’08, ’09), the Washington D.C. Lindy Exchange (’08, 09’) ,  The Big, Big, Event in Washington D.C. (’07), Frankie Manning’s 95th  Birthday Party also held at the Grand Ballroom in New York City (’09),  and the Herräng Dance Camp in Herräng, Sweden (’09).

“The Cards are full of surprises: no performance is predictable, although there is none of that irritating seeking-after-novelty that distinguishes lesser groups. You’ll hear a persuasive, irresistible swing that gives way to tender ballad playing, in their characteristically varied repertoire — hinting at Billie Holiday and Jimmie Rodgers, to mention only two names. Tamar’s voice is, as always, a delight – and in this form, I can hear textures that a club audience might have over-ridden. She sings sweetly, growls the blues, becomes her own trumpet / hi-hat cymbal, and yodels — her focused but expansive vocal instrument responding to every nuance of the music. And I truly admire the witty trombone playing of Musselman, Lichtman’s fluent clarinet and eloquent mandolin work, Milius’s forceful harmonica solos, Meyer’s perfectly poised violin playing, Sanders’ solid rhythm playing and eloquent lines, Holden’s deep-down bass support, and Webster’s nimble, searching piano.”

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