A very good friend of fellow wine geek and mine is also an amazing Jazz musician. His name is Patrick Wolff and, on a mean, methodic and focused sax heads the Patrick Wolff Trio, along with Chris Van Voorst on a soulful bass and Yujiro Nakamura on some slammin-ist drums. Otherwise known on The East Village Wine Geek as Mr. Wolff, he happens to have a gig this Saturday night at one of the coolest Jazz venues happening right now, Zebulon. Now this joint is not necessarily known for their wines but they do have some down right solid French and Spanish wine by the bottle and by the glass. I have seen these guys play before and I feel they are bringing something new to the stage when it comes to Jazz. Yes, they flow through some wonderful standards but what really gets the room moving is when they get into the originals. The rhythms they play with and the challenges they take with their movements is a testament to the confidence they have as musicians. They really know their craft and if any of you out there are reading this in NYC. Please give this trio a listen.
Zebulon is located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at 258 Wythe Ave. Between North 3rd and Metropolitan Avenue. If you’re In Manhattan take the L to the Bedford stop. Walk south on Bedford and take a right on North Third. Walk two blocks and take another right on Wythe Ave. and you are there. It has a nice and worn white and green looking awning and there is a kick-ass diner across the street for before or after the show. After Mr. Wolff finishes with the trio he goes on to jam out free stylee with the Afro-beat band, Asiko.
The Patrick Wolff Trio goes on at 9pm sharp and there is no cover! How cool is that. You think that’s cool…check this out. I am going to be in Boston that night so I was pretty bummed at first that I was going to miss it. But I won’t because Zebulon web casts their shows!!! I love it! So Saturday night my wife and I will be sitting our hotel room watching the show. Here is the link to watch the show. And if you like the music you can visit his myspace page here or buy his CD online here. The CD is just very well done and shows how tight these guys are. Not only that but the album cover art done by Micelle Franco is down right awesome. It is a beautiful cover. At my work we have The Patrick Wolff Trio on the iPod and people really seem to just sit back and relax when it come through the speakers. I have even paired a wine with this CD here.
Cool. So check these guys out and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Cheers!