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Sat, Feb 29


Lydia's Cafe

Bob Shaut Quintet at Lydia's Cafe

This is a blast from the past meets current times! The past is a reunion of drums (Rich Baratta), percussion (Paul Rossman) and sax (me) from my youth with present musicians Peter Einhorn (guitar )and Rich Syracuse (bass). We will be celebrating 100 years of Bird, Brubeck and Blakey at Lydia's.

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Bob Shaut Quintet at Lydia's Cafe
Bob Shaut Quintet at Lydia's Cafe

Time & Location

Feb 29, 2020, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Lydia's Cafe, 7 Old US Hwy 209, Stone Ridge, NY 12484, USA

About the event

When I was growing up in Poughkeepsie, I often would hang out at my friend's house, Rich Baratta.  We started playing sports and then would drift inside and listen to his family's jazz albums.  By 7th grade we formed a band that continued to play through high school.  Among the jazz musicians that we listened to were Dave Brubeck, Charlie Parker and Art Blakey, all who would have been 100 years old this year.  Added to our friendship was Rich's cousin, Paul Rossman.  They have both gone on to great careers in the movie industry, while I hit the public school teaching scene.  Our enjoyment of hearing and creating great jazz music has stayed with us for over 50 years.  We will be joined by two players who I enjoy working with now in my not-so-youth years, Pete Einhorn and Rich Syracuse.  Great music brings great friendships back together.  And by the way, Lydia's has great food, so reservations are suggested. Hope to see you on February 29! 

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