Monday, March 17, 2008

Egg Hunt In the Pompanuck Woods!

This is a Free event for families. Last year we had a great deal of fun as 50 families joined us to search for very colorful Mexican Confetti Eggs and chocolates hidden safely around the grounds and Roundhouse. If you would like to help us be the Bunny and would like to contribute dyed eggs to the fun, please call us at 518.677.5552. Come - bring your kids, friends and baskets and join in the fun!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

PiZZaJaZZ Big Night! March 29...

Please call 518.677.5552 to reserve your tickets before March 25. Ticket price is $25 in advance and $28 after March 25 and at the door. For students, the ticket price is $15 and $20 at the door. Seating is limited, so please reserve asap! This is an awesome band of musicians, Don't miss this one!

The Creative Music Workshop (CMW) is a team of
creative musicians exploring the boundaries, textures
and shapes of new music and spontaneous

This team of seven New York musicians has found a
common cause in staging performances of unique
singularity. CMW masterfully renders music with
virtuosic brilliance, high wire ensemble interaction
and soaring lyricism to create a performance of
emotional import and stunning power.

In addition to touring and performing around the
world, CMW musicians teach extensively and have
spearheaded many programs for teens and college level
students in creative music and jazz instruction. By
tranferring the spirit of creative music performance
to education CMW has created a unique approach to
music instruction; a integrated team taught program
that features an ever-evolving curriculum of creative
improvisation, new music composition, and ensemble
playing (check it out more @

Featured Musicians:

Yoon Sun Choi (voice) - Originally from Toronto,
Canada, Yoon has been shaking up the New York City
jazz scene since 2001. More than merely the sum
product of a degree in classical piano, theory and
composition, another in vocal jazz performance, and a
lifetime listening to pop and rock, in her music Yoon
has created a new sound, unclassifiable and fresh, and
yet solidly rooted in a jazz improvising tradition.
Yoon has worked with notable musicians such as Cameron
Brown, Steve Coleman, Mark Dresser, Billy Drummond,
D.D. Jackson, Mat Maneri, Ben Monder, Kenny Werner and
Kenny Wheeler. She has performed in a number of music
festivals all over Canada and has toured all over
North America.

Michael McGinnis (saxophones/reed instruments) -
Originally from Sanford, Maine, saxophonist/clarinetist
Michael McGinnis has rapidly ascended the New York
music scene to become one of the most sought-after players today. He has most recently traveled to Paris as part of Steve Coleman's Aquarius
Ingress which boasted a stellar line-up of current
improvisers (Ravi Coltrane, Tony Malaby, Miguel Zenon
and Chris Speed) and has also performed and/or recorded with the Lonnie Plaxico Group, the Ohad Talmor/Steve Swallow Sextet, Ravi Coltrane, Alice
Coltrane, and Art Lande, among others.

Brian Drye (trombone/piano) - Originally from Rhode
Island, he has performed with many famous pop stars
and big bands including The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra,
The Four Tops, Dianne Schuur and Paul Anka. He is a
regular member of "Slavic Soul Party" a Balkan Brass
Band based in NYC and "The Four Bags" a improvising
chamber group. He has recorded for NCM East Records
with several NYC based groups including "SLOG",
"DDYGG", and "The Morpholinos". Brian has toured Japan,
Eastern Europe,Turkey and throughout the US and keeps a busy
performance schedule in NYC playing with original
music groups, klezmer bands, rock bands and
improvisation ensembles.

Bob Bowen (bass) - After moving to NYC more than 12
years ago from Cincinnati Ohio, Bob has performed with
many notable and legendary musicians around the world
including Lee Konitz, Jack Wilkins, Tony Trischka,
Mike Clark, Joe Lovano, John Hicks, Art Lande and Matt

Jacob Sacks (piano) - originally from Michigan, Jacob
has been performing regularly in NYC and europe for
over ten years. He has worked with many famous
musicians including Clark Terry, Paul Motian, Joe
Maneri, Charles Gayle, Eddie Henderson, Christian
McBride, Brian Blade, Tony Malaby, Chris Potter, Mark
Turner, Ben Monder, Adam Rogers, Kenny Wollesen, Gene
Jackson, and Matt Wilson. Also a new CD, "Two Miles a
Day", from Jacob and Eivind Opsvik, featuring Paul

Vinnie Sperrazza (drums) - originally from Utica NY,
Vinnie has made a big splash on the NYC scene playing
with an incredibly wide range of musicians including
pianist James Williams.

Khabu Doug Young (guitar/ukulele) - Originally from
the great state of Texas, Khabu has played with a
remarkable assortment creative NYC musicians in many
different ensembles including OK/OK, Slog, and the E
String Band. Recently he has been expanding the realm
of solo ukulele playing and you can see some of that
work at the Ukulele Cabaret (

Joining them will be Bruce Williamson, a founding member of Pompanuck and member of Bennington College music faculty (sax & piano). There will be cameo performances throughout the evening with Williamson’s Bennington College students.

This event is part of the Concerts With Bite series to benefit Pompanuck Farm Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Reservations are required. Tickets are $25.00 before March 25 ($28 after and at the door) and $15 (and $20) for students.