The Brickyard Bistro in downtown New Rochelle is celebrating obtaining their New York State liquor license with a Grand Re-Opening and a performance by Kennedy Center Jazz Ambassador Annette Aguilar and Stringbean. The fun starts at 7:30 PM.
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Annette A. Aguilar and Stringbeans is a Latin Brazilian jazz ensemble (using strings) who incorporate Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian rhythms along with other world music forms, including jazz, folk and classical music. The group features founder and percussionist, Annette A. Aguilar , Ellen Uryevick (harp & percussion), Jane Getter (guitar), Harvie Swartz (bass), Rob Thomas (violin), Vince Cherico (drums) and Deanna Witkowski (piano). The group is celebrating the release of their debut CD Special Friends.
Annette A. Aguilar and StringBeans Latin Jazz Quartet join The Rythm Road: American Music Abroad Program 2006! They were also selected as 2003 & 2005 Jazz Ambassadors by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts!
Wow! Upon introduction, Annette A. Aguilar sat behind her army of congas and began playing fiercely while the seven other members of Stringbean slowly filled in around her. The minute the stage was full, Each one took up a percussive instrument and began a polyrhythmic explosion. That was the recurring theme of Aguilar’s set: they would play two or three pieces from Brazil or Cuba, then return to a purely percussive framework . The results were spectacular, with the show’s midpoint—which Aguilar called “Bean Dip”—as the highlight.
Annette Aguilar & Stringbeans have 2 cd’s out Special Friends and the Latest NO CHEAP DATES their own label Eagle Seeks Salmon