THE AMBER ZONE presents HEJIRA
Monday, November 27, 2016
Sid Gold’s Request Room – 165 West 26th St, NYC
Doors at 7:30 PM, show (promptly!) at 8PM
40 years ago this month Joni MItchell released “Hejira”, a beautiful, ambitious, and utterly unclassifiable record that mixed folk, rock, pop, jazz, blues, and genres that can only be categorized as “Joni-esque.”
Featuring her wondrous vocals, lyrics, alternate-tuning-driven guitar parts and an amazing crew of musicians like electric bassist Jaco Pastorius, guitarist Larry Carlton, drummer (and Joni’s ex) John Guerin, upright bassist Max Bennett, vibraphonist Victor Feldman, saxophonist Tom Scott, and some guy named Neil Young on harmonica, it’s a work of art that continues to enthrall and confound, to this day.
On this night a host of NYC’s bravest musicians will gather to perform the record in full and pay tribute to a woman who has been influencing and inspiring the world for as long as the world can remember.
Jesse Krakow — fretless electric bass
Mike Fornatale — electric guitar
Stuart Klinger — acoustic guitar
Lane Steinberg — acoustic guitar
Joanna Choy — percussion
Celebrated comedian, singer and cabaret star, Amber Martin, curates and hosts a weekly showcase of some of the most brilliant performers in NYC, thus the world.
A TimeOutNY Pick!
The Amber Zone happens each Monday, with doors at 7pm and show at 8pm, Amber Martin will present a different one-hour program starring a bevy of downtown and beyond artists (Amber’s very talented friends!). Each week, a different show by a different performer. You never know who or what you’ll get, but you can rest assured it will be fun, truly brilliant and most importantly, intimate.
No reservations. Please note… First come first served, and the room is intimate, so it will fill up quickly.
Amber Martin is a NYC – based performing artist, vocalist and funny lady with a pretty great resume in downtown performance chic. Each Monday, Amber plays producer of the show as well as her own version of Joe the Bartender! She’ll be serving them up cold and classy in the front bar while you sip away and enjoy a true NYC – style show experience in the back!
Please stick around after the show to mingle with the artists and their cool friends while everyone is invited to join the post-show, honest to god rock and roll PIANO KARAOKE PARTY with Paul Leschen on the ebonies and ivories til’ 2am! It has become legendary!
Sid Gold’s Request Room is a new traditional-style piano bar that brings it’s guests back in time to a classy sort of cocktail era without TV’s on the walls or Internet plugs. Just imagine a gorgeous sleek bar where people actually mingle over food and drink, and eventually saunter back to the groovy piano lounge where there is always a pianist tickling the Baldwin Baby Grand. There is also always live piano karaoke from 9pm to 2am. Brought to you by the man who created the fabulous iconic Beauty Bar, Paul Devitt and the man who created the Loser’s Lounge, Joe McGinty,
Sid Gold’s is a perfect mix of musical talent and business savvy. Anytime you go to Sid Gold’s Request Room, you can feel confident it will be open til 2am and it will ALWAYS be ridiculously fun and real-style NYC hip.