Pianist/Host: Kenneth Gartman
Featured Entertainer: SUE MATSUKI
Comedians, poets, writers and musicians are all welcome...and of course audience members! If you want Kenneth to accompany you at the piano, bring music printed out in your key. All singers are encouraged to sing with live accompaniment.
Sign-up for those who wish to perform is from 6:30 (when the doors open) to 6:55 pm. There are a limited number of spots and they are on a first come, first served basis. Many people are there at 6:30 when the doors open to sign up
The evening is structured as a traditional open mic night with the Featured Entertainer doing a set in the middle of the evening.
We ask that you keep your material 'family friendly'.
Some snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.
Buy 1 get 1 free next door at BANC House after the event. http://www.bjryans.com/banchouse/home.aspx?no_redirect=true
Kenneth Gartman (Host/Pianist) – For more information, visit http://www.KennethGartman.com
About SUE MATSUKI (Featured Entertainer) - www.suematsuki.com
"Matsuki's new show not only represents her best work to date, it is also one of the finest shows I've seen anyone deliver this year. The most striking element of the evening is the remarkable quality of her interpretations – each based on a chosen point of view, devoid of extraneous frills or gestures. There are times when I absolutely love what I do. This is one of them."
Roy Sander, Backstage.com
"When was the last time a jazz singer delivered one liners worthy of a stand-up club? When was the last time a performer captured your heart with simple sincerity? But, it was her vibrant voice and impeccable musicianship that defined the evening."
Bill Van Sant, Essex Journal