Evan Ginzburg’s Legends TV premiers

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Evan Ginzburg announces gala promotional event featuring performances by cast members from Theresa Sareo: Alive Again including former WWE pro wrestling legend Lanny “The Genius” Poffo New York, NY- October 5, 2012. On Friday October 5, 2012 from 6:30PM-midnight at beautiful Gizzi’s at 16 W 8th Street in the heart of New York’s legendary Greenwich Village, cast members from the award winning documentary Theresa Sareo: Alive Again will be performing in a memorable evening. From Evan Ginzburg, Associate Producer of The Wrestler with Mickey Rourke, Theresa Sareo Alive Again is the true and inspirational documentary about New York based singer/songwriter Theresa Sareo whose life was forever changed when an impaired driver of an SUV caused the loss of her entire right leg. Gary Sinise, Lanny “The Genius” Poffo, Saturday Night Live band member Shawn Pelton and other luminaries appear in the film which was directed by Rye Joseph and has garnered critical acclaim and awards at the NY International Film Fest, Gasparilla International Film Fest, was screened at the Women’s International Film Fest, and will also be screening on Monday Oct. 15 8M at the Reel Independent Film Fest in Washington, DC. The trailer for the film can be watched here: http://youtu.be/1K_o38wG3x4 Scheduled on October 5 at Gizzi’s: 6:30 Meet and Greet 7PM Poet Jon Winell set featuring a special poem to Theresa Sareo and Evan Ginzburg reads from Apartment 4B, Like in Brooklyn 7:30PM E-Jam/E-Global R&B/Funk 8:00 Curtis Becraft band featuring Ethan Hartshorn 9:00 Lanny “The Genius” Poffo – Pro Wrestling legend performing poetry, road stories, personal film clips on our giant screen, and culminating with a Q&A and meet and greet with Lanny following his set. 10:00 Clips from film/trailer 10:15 Michael McHugh and Roger Blanc musical set 11:00 Open mike/jam session This show is booked and hosted by Evan Ginzburg who is the host of Legends Radio (along with Dr. Mike Lano at: www.legendsradio.net) and Producer of Theresa Sareo: Alive Again (www.aliveagainmovie.com) . He is proud to be presenting what will be a memorable event and we expect many surprise guest luminaries and performers throughout this evening. There is no cover. Spectacular food, drinks and desserts are available for purchase as well as merchandise opportunities. We will make major announcements at the show including details on our upcoming New York screening/performance and our Indiegogo campaign to help us with post-production costs. Lanny Poffo discusses his appearance in Theresa Sareo:Alive Again on this Wednesday’s Legends Radio heard 7:00-9:20PM EST at www.legendsradio.net. Don’t miss what will be an eclectic evening. You will not see another show like this anywhere in New York City. Contact: Evan Ginzburg Evan_ginzburg@yahoo.com Gizzi’s 16 West 8th Street (west of 5th Ave., east of MacDougal) New York, NY 10011 Take the N or R train to 8th Street, walk west or take the A,B,C,D,E,F,V train to West 4th Street; walk north, then east on 8th Street www.gizzisnyc.com

Evan Ginzburg’s Legends Radio Promo

Evan Ginzburg’s Legends Radio Promo
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Legends Featured in this commercial: Ray Manzarek of The Doors, Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins, Judy Collins, Roberta Flack, Paul Mooney, David Alan Grier, Jackie The Jokeman Martling, Jenny McCarthy, Shelly Berman, Judah Friedlander of 30 Rock, Wayne Brady, Bruno Sammartino, SuperStar Graham, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Frank Shamrock

THIS WEEK AT GIZZI’S AND EVAN’S NEWS • Monday April 2 Be part of the film shoot, “The Stage Is An Altar,” and celebrate Evan and Hong’s 2nd Anniversary • Tuesday April 3 Blues Tuesdays with the great virtuoso musicians Robert Ross and Felix Cabrera • Friday April 6 Hot Club From Hell’s Kitchen monthly residency plus Brad and Al Jazz duo Scroll down for all the details/times… When trying to find a spot to unwind on a weeknight, you often have to make some choices. Do you want good food or great drinks? Do you desire live music or a place you can actually have a conversation? For most bars in the West Village, these qualities are mutually exclusive; at Gizzi’s, however, you can actually have it all. The lounge buzzes with a warm, engaging energy and terrific live performances seven nights a week, but the cozy room never feels so loud that you have to shout to be heard. Even better, neither the cocktail program nor the dinner menu takes a backseat in terms of quality. The signature martinis are every bit as good as the ribeye, so much that it’s practically a shame to consume them apart. Gizzi’s creates an intimate vibe with their banquette, a long stretch of seating divvied up into ever-so-slightly private nooks. It’s a detail that reminds you of the difference between a bar and a full-on lounge. Here, you can settle in for dinner, drinks, and a show, feeling both like you’re in your own world and part of a cool, neighborly crowd. It’s an experience that lends itself to a high degree of repeatability: don’t be surprised if you find yourself recognizing some of the loyal regulars. After all, it simply means you’re becoming one of them. Sincerely, Gizzi’s Cafe Bar Lounge 16 West 8th Street New York , NY 10011 (212) 353-0099 The most eclectic room in NYC and best entertainment value in the city! Why sit home when there’s a NO COVER show every night of the week in a beautiful venue? Evan Ginzburg is the host of Legends Radio (www.legendsradio.net). He is proud to be booking what will be a memorable series of events at Gizzi’s. Gizzi’s 16 West 8th Street (west of 5th Ave., east of Macdougal) New York, NY 10011 Take the N or R train to 8th Street, walk west or take the A,B,C,D,E,F,V train to West 4th Street; walk north, then east on 8th Street Monday April 2 7PM -MIDNIGHT THE STAGE IS AN ALTAR DOCUMENTARY FILM SHOOT/EVAN & HONG’S 2ND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Be part of a movie and a great evening of music and love! Featuring a bevy of great artists from a variety of musical genres Featuring: Edwin Vazquez (appearing 10PM) Edwin Vazquez is a singer/ songwriter/guitarist/artist reaching the spirits, hearts and minds of his listeners through his original songs! “Music is the best way I know how to Love” +E Prem Rock returns Jason Spirit- Soul singer/flutist Alpha Halvorsen- virtuoso artist Michael McHugh Curtis Becraft returns Plus- Edwin Vazquez presents: Mochuelo Regatone Artist Barbara La Guerra R&b Artist Mara Sanchez Yvonne Najah Jazz Singer Plus many other musical guests scheduled and dropping by- this is going to be the JAM OF THE YEAR! Tuesday April 3 Tuesday Blues Residency with the great Robert Ross and Felix Cabrera 8-10PM Blues Harp master Felix Cabrera Robert Ross These men have played with all the masters- see them up close and personal every Tuesday in April Friday April 6 HOT CLUB FROM HELL’S KITCHEN RETURN FEATURING THE MUSIC OF DJANGO REINHARDT AND OTHER GYPSY JAZZ GREATS Monthly residency- first Friday of each month 7:30-8:30PM Brad (Baker) and Al (Zimmerman) Jazz Duo 9-11PM HOT CLUB FROM HELL’S KITCHEN The Hot Club of Hell’s Kitchen is a quintet featuring the gypsy jazz music in the style of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. Our music ranges from haunting ballads to high-energy swing while preserving the authenticity of the music, many times down to the note. If you have never heard gypsy jazz, you may be in for quite an experience. The band is: Michael Cefaratti, lead guitar Jack Parizo, rhythm guitar David Butler, violin Brad Baker, clarinet Piruz Partow, bass www.hotclubfromhell.com EVAN’S MOVIE NEWS- Theresa Sareo: Alive Again screened last night at the prestigious Gasparilla International Film Festival and screens today 2:15 PM in Miami and Women in Film Fest! You have taken your inspirational story and crafted a piece that is bittersweet and poignant.” –Greg Rhem, Director, HBO Documentary Films JUST ANNOUNCED! We’re pleased to inform you that your film “Theresa Sareo: Alive Again” has been selected for screening at the 2012 New York International Film Festival in Los Angeles. We are proud of our program this year, and we are especially pleased that you have chosen the New York International Film Festival as a venue to showcase your work! FESTIVAL DATES: April 12th-19th, 2012 The schedule for the New York International Film Festival in Los Angeles will be posted on www.nyfilmvideo.info soon. 7th Annual Women’s International Film & Arts Festival March 28-April 1, 2012, South Florida For Women, By Women and For All Who Love WomenTM www.womensfilmfest.com SCREENING TODAY at 2:15PM! Gary Sinise, Lanny Poffo, Saturday Night Live Band’s Shawn Pelton and other stars appear in Producer Evan Ginzburg’s new documentary “Theresa Sareo: Alive Again” screened LAST NIGHT at this year’s Gasparilla International Film Festival, being held March 29 – April 1, 2012 in Tampa, Fl. Theresa Sareo- Alive Again is the story of a New York based singer/songwriter, whose world came crashing down on her in June 2002. An impaired driver of an SUV, making an illegal U-Turn on Park Avenue caused an accident which claimed her entire right leg. She has since devoted her life to performing for and inspiring Wounded Warriors and trauma victims worldwide. Produced by Evan Ginzburg, Associate Producer of The Wrestler, along with Ms. Sareo and Rye Joseph, it is also directed by Mr. Joseph. www.aliveagainmovie.com Evan is currently producing/filming- The Stage Is An Altar- A documentary film directed by Evan Ginzburg Talented artists from all musical genres and the Arts in general are invited to come to a multi-cultural Adult Ed class. Can a rapper get through to a middle-aged woman from China weaned on Classical music? Can a poet , songwriter, or comedian truly reach an audience who may not understand some or even most of the words? This film shows that the Arts will bridge culture and language to truly reach and touch people. Evan’s Radio News Evan Ginzburg is the host of Legends Radio co-hosted by Dr. Mike Lano www.legendsradio.net archived 24/7 Heard live Wednesdays 7PM – 9:20 PM EST Judy Collins, Roberta Flack, Garland Jeffreys, Jimmy Webb, Will Lee, Melanie, Norman Carter of The Delfonics, comic greats Tom Papa, David Alan Grier, Rhys Darby of Flight of the Concordes, Norm MacDonald, Dom Irerra Amy Schumer, Paul Mooney, Jake Johansen, Dat Phan, Ralphie Jay and Gina Yashere all on live on recent episodes of Legends Radio!!! 3/14 archive Brian Posehn from The Sarah Silverman Show Comedy great Ali Wong Singer Roger Ortega Impressionist/Radio Host Johnny Video Chikara Wrestling’s Bryce Remsburg Tribute to Woody Farmer Frank Krewda from Pro Wrestling Illustrated 3/21 archive Wrestling great Nigel McGuiness Eddie Pepitone (regular on Sarah Silverman Program, Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time, Tonight Show) Dana Gould (writer/producer of The Simpsons till 2006, Letterman and Leno, HBO specials) Historian/manager Dave Drason Burzynski on his new book on The Sheik and the great Detroit territory Music of singer Yolanda R 3/28 Archive Singer Devirose and RAD Producer Phil Carroll Beast of the East film producers talk indy film This coming Wednesday expanded show! April 4 7-10:00 8:00 CacheyFlowFYI Great music 8:20PM Elizabeth Grimes Boogie Woogie and more 8:40 PM Dobie Maxwell Comedian as seen on Craig Ferguson show 9:00PM Kevin Marin Theatrical producer/performer 9:30 Daryl Stewart Singing great Thought for the day: Create ART rather than endless posts on the NET INFORMATION Visit- www.legendsradio.net www.evanginzburg.com For the best in the arts. Evan GInzburg is the Associate Producer and appears as himself in the film The Wrestler with Mickey Rourke. He is the host of Legends Radio and a Producer of the upcoming documentary Theresa Sareo- Alive Again, coming out in 2011. He acts in the new films A Story About Ian and The Nowhere Room to be released in 2011. Evan proudly hosts many of his events at Gizzis. Many of the artists appearing at Gizzis can be heard on Legends Radio at www.legendsradio.net- we play indy music that nobody else does… Legends Radio has also recently had extensive interviews with Ray Manzarek of The Doors, Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins, Comic legends Shelly Berman, Marilyn Michaels and Pat Cooper, Jenny McCarthy, Chelsea Lately’s Heather McDonald and other huge names. Our shows are archived 24/7 for your listening pleasure. Evan Ginzburg is proud to present the most eclectic series in NYC where music of every possible genre meets performance art, poetry, lit readings, film and more. You never know who’s going to appear at Gizzis for the Legends Radio Presents series, now in its 3rd successful year. Get there early- we’re expecting another packed house- seating extremely limited! Watch our performance videos from past shows here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QQ6h_ncDco http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RQLR-7Yn40 Gizzi’s 16 West 8th Street (west of 5th Ave., east of Macdougal) New York, NY 10011 N or R to 8th Street, walk west A,B,C,D,E,F,V to West 4th Street; walk north, then east on 8th Street INFO: www.gizzisnyc.com WWW.EVANGINZBURG.COM www.legendsradio.net http://ginzburgsgab.blogspot.com/ Gizzi’s has great music and NEVER A COVER 7 days a week ($10 minimum at tables) Artists looking for Gizzi’s bookings, contact Evan- evan_ginzburg@yahoo.com Click on the forward email tab at bottom to let a friend know about our great events. Listen to the music of many of these great artists appearing at Gizzi’s in our archives at www.legendsradio.net. Gizzis has great ambiance, a warm, friendly vibe, great food, desserts, coffee, and its liquor license. What more can you ask for- NO COVER- 4 hour variety shows from 7PM on. It’s the best entertainment value in NYC. Sincerely, Evan Ginzburg Legends Radio Forward email This email was sent to eginzburg1@nyc.rr.com by evan_ginzburg@yahoo.com | Update Profile/Email Address | Instant removal with SafeUnsubscribe™ | Privacy Policy. Legends Radio | PO Box 640471 Oakland Gdns. St | Flushing | NY | 11364

Evan Ginzburg presents at Gizzi’s THIS week…

Evan Ginzburg and Legends Radio Presents at Gizzi’s 16 W 8th St. NYC (www.gizzisnyc.com ) THIS WEEK-
Get away from the computer/TV and support great live entertainment and network with industry insiders!
Monday Jan. 9- 8PM- Edwin Vazquez Latin Jazz and more 7PM Spoken word artist BE opens & networking event
Tuesday Jan 10- Early show – Open Mike/Networking event 6:30 Sign up 7-9 performers- we welcome musicians/poets/writers/filmmakers (shorts)/comedians & more 9PM Blues Open mike/jam w Mark Pressman
Friday Jan 13- 7:00 PM Gabe Klavun film night- great short films, coming attractions, live music and celebs!
No Cover $10 Minimum at tables

Upcoming Events at Gizzi’s Cafe booked by Evan Ginzburg

Friday Nov. 25
8PM- Jennifer Baron



9PM- Ja’Nae Wilkerson R&B www.facebook.com/janae.wilkerson
10PM- Toni Hoffman http://www.myspace.com/tonihoffmann/music
Monday Nov. 28 Edwin Vazquez Residency
Tuesday Nov. 29 -Final SoSoon Residency www.sosoonmusic.com
FINALLY I will be ending my residency on Novemeber 29th; fitting as it is the day after my 29th birthday!
To celebrate, I will be having a Name Dropping Concert. For those unaware, I have released a new song
in collaboration with several of my favorite artists for the last 14 weeks and counting. So what
better way to experience the music then to see the songs performed live!?!

When: November 29th, 7-10:30pm

Upcoming NO COVER events at Gizzi’s Cafe 16 W 8th St. NYC

Upcoming NO COVER events at Gizzi’s Cafe 16 W 8th St. NYC
Booked by Evan Ginzburg- (Generally) hosted by Evan Ginzburg
Monday August 22 8PM
Joe Whyte, Rod Picott
Combining equal parts country, folk, rock and Americana, NYC area
singer/songwriter JOE WHYTE’s songs have been described as “alt-country
pearls that shimmer with simplicity and effectiveness” and “beautifully
crafted, melancholic Americana.” Dubbed, “The King of NYC Americana” by
music blog Twangnation, Joe released his latest stripped-down,
acoustic-based EP, WHEN THE DAY BREAKS, in June 2010 to rave reviews.

Nashville singer-songwriter ROD PICOTT’s world weary songs glow with both
self awareness and humility. WELDING BURNS, Rod’s new collection of songs,
reflect the realities of the time we live in, and they contain hard
truths. The songs are both beautiful and disturbing, and are the work of
an artist who deserves to be heard. some of the most hard-hitting,
eloquent, authentic depictions of blue collar life to be heard in the USA

Tuesday August 23
Songwriters and Poets Vol. 1 Featuring Marc Raphael 7-9PM
Marc Raphael will be hosting VILLAGE COFFEE HOUSE Tuesday, August 23rd from 7 – 9 pm at GIZZI’S CAFÉ.
Singer/songwriter Marc Raphael is thrilled to be back at Gizzi’s for his 8th appearance this year with music and poetry in the manner of the coffee house scenes of the past. He’ll be playing his contemporary folk tunes and story songs that reflect the longings, hardships and passions of the American landscape. Marc will perform three new songs from his upcoming RAD (Recording Artists Development) recording, including the new anti-war ballad, “Hey There Billy.”
Guest Artists who will be joining in include Kelly Champion singing Ian Tyson’s folk classic ‘Some Day Soon” and the evocative “Sally Gardens” with words by Yeats. Alexander Peck will play on violin the beautiful and haunting theme from Ken Burn’s The Civil War, “Ashokan Farewell.” Actor Brian Sloan will be performing Shakespeare’s ageless speech from As You Like It, “The Seven Ages of Man”. For you Poe fans, Edgar Allan Poe’s great poem The Raven will be read by actor Doug Bradford. Marc will also perform “Annabelle Lee,” another great one by Poe that he has set to music.
Come and join us, have some java or a glass of wine and sit back and listen to the songs and timeless poems. It promises to be a fun evening. raphael.marc99@gmail.com
James “SoSoon” Gantt Residency Special late set 9PM
Spoken word/R&B/jazz/hip hop meets music of all genres

Friday August 26
7PM School ov Thought
8PM Valerie Mize
Earthy yet educated, simple yet soulful, funky and fun; Valeries music is immediately appealing to the eclectin in everyone. With influences ranging from Hometown to Motown, this Oklahoma born, NYC based songwriter, signer, and multi-instrumentalist rubs some rootsy Red Dirt on her classical ubringing.
After earning her degree in music, Mize moved to NYC to build a band and further her musical endeavors. Backed by the rock solid rhythm section of drummer Tomo Kanno and bassist Antar Goodwin (Patty Smyth, Lauryn Hill), Mize recently teamed up with cellist Ward willaims (Vienna Teng, Brandi Carlile), multi-instrumentalist Greg Mayo, and producer/engineer Robert L. Smith (U@, Imogen Heap, Lady Gaga) at Defy Recordings to record her recently released debut EP, “Auspices.”
9PM Ja’Nae Wilkerson R&B

Sunday August 28
7PM Edwin Vazquez

Edwin Vazquez Musica- great LATIN JAZZ


“If you can imagine the combination of the flare of Elvis Presley, the contortions of Joe Cocker, and the charm of Enrique Iglesias, you have Edwin Vazquez.  I can only describe Edwin’s performance as vibrant, energetic, and extremely animated. In one word I’d have to describe his performance as WOW!  The audience greeted him with woops and hollers, shouting out otra, otra, otra, at the end of his set.  It was quite electric to say the least”.


8PM Ebonie Smith
Ebonie Smith is a singer-songwriter/music producer and creative entrepreneur based in New York City. She has performed at a number of NYC’s premiere venues including: SOB’s, Webster Hall, and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. She has also performed abroad à Le Centre Culturel Francais in Cameroon, West Africa. A skilled beat-maker, Ebonie has crafted songs for artists based all over the world, most notably Israel’s African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem. She has also worked alongside soul legend Nona Hendryx of Labelle to coordinate Unfiltered Music, an arts collective for independent musicians. At the age of seventeen, Ebonie left her hometown of Memphis, Tennessee to pursue her musical aspirations in the entertainment capital of New York City. In 2004 Ebonie discovered her love for music production and began using her baby-sitting money to finance her own project recording studio. While an undergraduate student at Barnard College of Columbia University, she began making beats for aspiring artists and establishing herself as an up-and-coming producer/engineer. This initial interest in recording and music technology set Ebonie on a path to discover new and interesting ways of merging her love for music production with a sincere desire to impact social consciousness through musical exploration and education.
9PM Coole High
Being a product of Brooklyn, New York, Coole High’s style cannot be summed up in just one word. It’s a mixed bag of flavor for your ears. The music: Hip Hop, Jazz, Funk. The lyrics: hardcore, underground, intellectual. Coole High’s songs cover everything from poltics of the world to the politics of the music industry. He raps about the effect of the drug trade in the hood and its correlation to the corporate world. But there are also several sides to “Mr. High.” His tracks reflect the music he loves and has been inspired by – a combination of laid back, funky, jazzy, hardcore, and soul. His lyrics reflect the issues and times. Naturally artistic. Since 2001 ReddOktoba Productions has hosted showcases in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn and the Lower East Side, NYC.
In 2009, he surprised his fans by releasing a smooth jazz album titled, “Casual Attire.”

Monday August 29
7PM Max Jared
Max Jared, born December 15th, 1987, is an American musician, singer-songwriter, recording artist, philanthropist, and social entrepreneur. Raised in Dallas TX, Max attended the Episcopal School of Dallas. He then attended Indiana University in Bloomington Indiana before returning to Texas to continue his music and social action endeavors. Max began his musical journey as a drummer, later developing his percussive interests with melody on an acoustic guitar he bought three years later.
Jared began his career performing mainly acoustic rock, influenced heavily by artists like John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, and John Butler, but gradually began a transition towards pop, rock and electronic music after collaborating with renowned songwriter and producer, Tom Prasada Rao on Jared’s debut album, in early 2011.
Jared’s career pursuits have extended to include work as an environmental activist, interfaith progress initiatives, and social action projects in communities around the world, as well as in the Texas area. He currently lives in Dallas TX, and anticipates the release of his album ‘Thoughtless Sounds’ November 2011.

8PM Elizabeth Grimes

Elizabeth Grimes is an Army Veteran and now works as a pianist for the New Jersey Ballet. She is a singer/songwriter and performer, winning 4th place in a National Song of the Year competition. She toured nationally as a musician with the Army Soldier Show, and has played at landmark venues such as Lincoln Center and the Broadway Comedy Club. Her original, full length album with Modern Vintage Recordings will be released this fall.
9PM Cheryl Pyle Jazz Flutist

“I asked the talented flutist Cheryl Pyle to nail some moody and melancholic parts for two different projects within the metal genre and I really must take my figurative hat off to her professionalism and musical diversity. She has proven to possess a more than outstanding ability to dive into the right spirit and atmosphere of the songs handed to her, which I consider a rare quality in a musician these days.” Martin Meyer Mendelssohn Sparvath (Altar of Oblivion & Lords of Triumph)http://www.myspace.com/altarofoblivion

Tuesday August 30 James “SoSoon” Gantt Residency
Spoken word/R&B/jazz/hip hop meets music of all genres
8PMMarianne Osiel
Of Marianne as a musician/composer, David Darling (Music For People) says:

“Marianne Osiel is one of the most talented and inspirational musicians that I have ever met. Her versatility as a singer/songwriter and classical/ jazz composer oboist is world class. Her virtuoso soaring and inventive oboe performances both live and on her remarkable CD’s are world class and puts her in the category as one of the best on the planet.”

Stuart Dunkel, international oboist and reedmaker says:

“[Marianne's] cd is terrific and i’m really amazed at the ability to improvise so fluently…like mozart, the music must just flow. I hope there will be more in this series of improvs. The rest of us torch bearers are very impressed and look forward to the expanding of the traditon. brava!”

9PM SoSoon residency

Evan’s August events at Gizzi’s Cafe

Gizzi’s Cafe 16 W 8th St. NYC- NEVER A COVER…

Monday August 1 Women In Music Festival
7PM Miriam Mendelson
8PM Glenna Bell
9PM Sonia Montez



“In the age of autotune and assorted other ‘special effects’ added to artificially sweeten music, I’m finding it’s artists that capitalize on the ‘less is more’ principle that catch my ear these days. The beauty about Sonia Montez is that she doesn’t, hasn’t, and never will need added effects to win you over. All she needs is a couple minutes to sing you a song.” Blissfully Domestic, November 2009

“In brief, Sonia Montez is a New York folk artist in a city of many folk artists but with a little ‘je ne sais quoi’ that leaps and bounds, and with freshness I love.” Luz Ruidosa Music Blog, France
“Her music is diverse soulful and clever weaving rich and textured chords and bass lines with profound and poetic lyrics that touch the heart and lift the spirit. Sonia’s music makes one feel like anything is possible and that the world is full of Optimism.” The New York Optimist, December 2008

Tuesday August 2 James “SoSoon” Gantt Residency
Spoken word/R&B/jazz/hip hop meets music of all genres
7PM Jon Winell, Evan Ginzburg, Dorothy Friedman poetry/lit readings
8PM A Lyric has confirmed as well. She’ll be from 8-8:30pm followed by Omni Blaze till 9pm
9PM SoSoon Residency

Friday August 5
7:30 PM Susannah Conn
9PM Lace Lavon R&B
10PM Samuel R. Saffery From New Zealand

Monday August 8
7PM Marc Pressman(CD Release) Blues
8PM Sally featuring Jordan Cooper eclectic pop/rock/alternative
9PM Chad Douglas

Tuesday August 9 James “SoSoon” Gantt Residency
Spoken word/R&B/jazz/hip hop meets music of all genres
7PM Stacee Mandeville blues/jazz
8PM SoSoon Residency
9PM Omni Blaize
There are few artists that display a chameleon-like versatility when it comes to music. OMNI Blaize displays such ability through playing various instruments (guitar, bass, keyboard) as well as his most powerful musical tool–his voice. With the combination of a church-singing background as well as frequenting various emcee competitions and showcases, he has emerged as an impressive fusion of soul music and hip hop.
Not only has his talents provided him with numerous showcase opportunities in New York (Best Buy, Sullivan Hall, Apollo Theatre), they have also taken him around the world and back. In February 2009, OMNI was part of a hip hop/R&B collective, Vice Verse Allstars, that was sent by Jazz at Lincoln Center to be musical ambassadors to countries in West Africa, including Cote d’Ivoire, Togo, and Mauritania where he collaborated with several local artists.
His original sound strives to carve out its own lane in music, creating a pangea of styles.

Friday August 12
7PM Billy Likitsakos Jazz
8PM Ron B and Mandola Joe
9PM Matthew Streppone
10PM Felix Cabrera and Robert Ross blues

Sunday August 14 Adam Schlacter Film Night BOOKED

Monday August 15
7PM Live classic concert footage on our giant screen
*Facebook/Roger Ortega
*MySpace/Roger Ortega
*Youtube Channel/RnBPoPWrytr


“Step”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09WNCdW_2kM

9PM Kiernan McMullan
Not really being from anywhere has it’s benefits. There is a refreshing perspective that comes when there is no one place you call home.
Born in Hong Kong and having grown up between Ireland and Boston to an Irish father and Australian mother it really isn’t surprising that he finds it hard to stay in one place for too long.
In 2008 Kiernan signed his first record deal with Warner Brother’s sub label 111 records. The record was released in November 2008 during a time when the music industry’s financial crisis was in full swing.
“All i needed was a plane ticket over. I had no van yet so I spent the first 3 months on greyhound buses and hitchhiking. Let’s just say every day was it’s own story”
With nothing but a hiking bag and his guitar he hitched and bussed the length of the east coast and parts of the midwest playing shows every other day.
Fast forward to now and you find Kiernan with a van and an impressive musical resume. Having shared stages with everyone from Sheryl Crow, Colbie Callait and Sublime to Meg and Dia, Lisa Hannigan and The Proclaimers to name just a few.
It would appear that this is only the beginning. With his full length record “Perfect People are Boring” and his more recent acoustic E.P. “The Best Part” both released to a very enthusiastic grassroots following, the anticipation is building to here his newest record “Two Years” recorded in Ireland this year.
“It’s my best attempt to take ten songs and try to tell the story of the last two years from me. There have been some of the highest highs and lowest lows of my entire life within this 730 day adventure from November 2nd 2008 to November 2nd 2010.”
It looks like this is just the prologue of a bigger story that is far from over.

Tuesday August 16 James “SoSoon” Gantt Residency
Spoken word/R&B/jazz/hip hop meets music of all genres

7PM Edwin Vazquez
8PM Karen LeVine
9PM SoSoon Residency

Friday August 19
7PM Jazz Underdogs
8PMAngie Atkinson
9PM Hot Club from Hell’s Kitchen
10PM Curtis and the Dilettantes

Monday August 22 BOOKED-
Joe Whyte, Rod Picott and Amanda Shires Schedule TBA

Tuesday August 23 BOOKED
Songwriters and Poets Vol. 1 Featuring Marc Raphael 7-10PM
James “SoSoon” Gantt Residency Special late set 10PM
Spoken word/R&B/jazz/hip hop meets music of all genres

Friday August 26
9PM Ja’Nae Wilkerson R&B

Sunday August 28
7PM Edwin Vazquez
8PM Ebonie Smith
9PM Coole High

Monday August 29
7PM Max Jared
8PM Elizabeth Grimes
9PM Cheryl Pyle Jazz Flutist

Tuesday August 30 James “SoSoon” Gantt Residency
Spoken word/R&B/jazz/hip hop meets music of all genres
8PM Marianne Osiel
9PM SoSoon residency

Upcoming July events at Gizzi’s Cafe presented by Evan Ginzburg

Gizzi’s Cafe 16 W 8th St. Never a cover
Great ambiance/food/desserts/alcohol/coffee/nice folk

Sunday July 17
7PM Jennifer Baron
8PM Jenn Constantine
9PM Coole High

Monday July 18
7PM Mike Sheehan and Michael McHugh poetry set
7:30-8:30 Glenna Bell
8:30-9:30 Mike McHugh poetry set and Evan reads from Apt. 4B, Like in Brooklyn
9:30-10:30 Eddie Wiernik keyboard/sax/vocals

Tuesday July 19
“Kevin Marin Presents”
Kevin Marin is thrilled to have had the opportunity to book talent at Gizzi’s Café, in collaboration with Evan Ginzburg. He has performed Off-Broadway in Erosion: Life on Life’s Terms (The Producer’s Club); The Patient’s View (American Theatre Of Actors); Don’t Tell Her (Beacon Theatre); and If I Had My Way In Life (The Director’s Lounge). Kevin Marin has written, produced, and directed his own Off-Broadway production entitled O.M.G at Peter Norton Symphony Space. He has also directed and coordinated a Benefit Concert at the Clark Studio Theatre within the Lincoln Center Complex.
Corey Sky singer/songwriter www.coreysky.com.
EdwardInNY . From Russia- Edward specializes in re-mastering instrumental covers of popular songs from the early 1950’s to the present time . www.wix.com/edwardn4/edward.
Elizabeth Grimes singer/songwriter and pianist living in the NYC area www.elizabethgrimesmusic.com.
Madeleine Twyman The mysterious and inspired songwriter laid her roots in NYC to study dance at the prestigious Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. Madeleine’s love of poetry and words helped find her voice at a poetry café in the lower east side. She soon began recording under the mentorship of reggae musician Donny Marshall and later with Sidney Mills of Grammy award winning band Steel Pulse. Madeleine’s unconventional outlook and experiences deliver her captivating blend of singing, rapping, and dancing with a rebellious live show. Her compelling performances are a costume clad visual collaboration featuring a troupe of ballerinas, dancehall queens, and pop dancers aptly named “The PopBellaHall Divas”. To learn more about upcoming performances, please visit www.madeleinesworld.com.
July 22
7PM Jazz Underdogs
8PM Annie Dinerman
9PM Jordan Cooper
10PM Edwin Vazquez Musica

Monday 25 “Kevin Marin Presents”
Featuring Cheryl Pyle Jazz Flutist & TBA

Tuesday July 26 Women in Music series Vol. 1- HOSTED, BOOKED, AND STARRING LUANNE SURACE

July 29
7PM Felix Cabrera/Robert Ross blues duo
8PM Marc Raphael
9PM Ja’Nae Wilkerson
10PM Stacee Mandeville

July 31
7PM Johnny Valiant (tentative)
8PM Tohm Lev
9PM Timothy Douglas (jazz)

Legends Radio Presents at Gizzi’s Cafe- EVERY FRIDAY 7-11PM No Cover- Hosted/booked by Evan Ginzburg

Friday May 6- Gizzis Café 16 W 8th St. NYC No Cover! Great food/ambiance/alcohol/dessert/coffee/nice folk- An eclectic musical stew
7PM Mark Pressman/Country Blues
8PM George Mandel Jazz group
9PM Luanne Surace Americana/blues
10PM Jordan Cooper pop/rock
Plus Ja’Nae Wilkerson, poet Jon Winell, Evan Ginzburg- host

Friday May 13—
RAD RECORD NIGHT IV- Hosted by Luanne Surace
7PM Marc Raphael
8PM Peter Braun
9PM Kalen
10PM Luanne Surace and her Bleecker Street Band

Friday May 20
7PM billy likitsakos
8PM Debra Griner
9PM Ned Massey
10PM Useless Beauty

Friday May 27
Poet Jon Winell’s 50th birthday celebration
7PM Ari Jacobson
8PM Curtis and the Dilettantes
9PM Felix Cabrera and Robert Ross blues band
10PM Stacie Mandeville w Robert Ross

June 3 Alex Montanez CD Release party
7PM Samuel Rubin Saffery
8PM Luanne Surace
9PM Alex Montanez
10PM Daryl Stewart [dstewartlive@gmail.com]

June 10 RAD Records night V- BOOKED

June 17
Clive Unger’s Madame X film celebration night at Gizzis
Featuring music appearances by
Michelle Mupo & TBA

June 24
7PM Marc Raphael
8PM Kim Cameron Jazz
9PM Glenna Bell
10PM Jordan Cooper