Giveaway: Eddie Palmieri at Tri-C JazzFest

Tri-C Jazz Fest

If you’ve lived in the northeastern Ohio area for any appreciable amount of time in the past 30-odd years, you know that the Tri-C JazzFest is a Cleveland institution. In that time, JazzFest has hosted everyone from legends like Miles, Ella, and Dizzy to young stars like Esperanza Spalding and Trombone Shorty, and even non-jazz greats like Buddy Guy, Aaron Neville, and the Roots.

This year, in addition to the usual indoor concerts at Plahouse Square, JazzFest will be shutting down part of Euclid Avenue (between 13th and 14th streets) to host free outdoor shows, as well, including local bands like Bethesda, Broccoli Samurai, and Wesley Bright & the Hi-Lites. You can check that schedule here.

Eddie Palmieri

And, of course, there’s the usual line-up of great artists playing at the Hanna, Palace, and Ohio theatres of Playhouse Square. You can see that list below, but the one NTSIB (or, at least, the NTSIB Cleveland contingent) is most excited about is Latin jazz bandleader Eddie Palmieri. Among the awards and accolades that Palmieri continues to receive for his 50-plus-year career, Palmieri was awarded the Grammy for Best Latin Recording in 1975 for his album “The Sun of Latin Music” – this was the first time Latin music was recognized by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.

If you’d like to join NTSIB in seeing the Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra play Tri-C JazzFest on June 27th, drop a comment below that includes your e-mail address. We will choose a winner at random on June 20th.

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Friday Link Session

  • …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead and The Coathangers have teamed up as Thee Deadcoats to cover Pussy Riot’s “Putin Lights Up the Fires”. Proceeds will be split between the funding of Pussy Riot’s legal defense and the American Red Cross Sandy relief effort.
  • Classic 1981 concert film “Urgh! A Music War” is available to view in full on YouTube.
  • BBC Radio Four’s “Mastertapes” is available as a podcast (meaning non-Brits can listen without any country restrictions). “Mastertapes” is an interview, audience Q&A and performance show, and programs posted so far have featured Billy Bragg, Suzanne Vega, and Paul Weller.
  • Richard Hell is publishing an autobiography called I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp in March of 2013. The book can be pre-ordered at Amazon. There is a review of Chapter 28, which was released as a chap book, at We Who Are About to Die.
  • While most of the output from new Cleveland radio station 87.7 is pretty bland, the station is now the new home of Cleveland-centric showcase Inner Sanctum on Sunday nights from 9 to 11 p.m. Cleveland bands who would like to be considered for inclusion on the show should e-mail their name, e-mail address, telephone number, and links to any social media to
  • Further to local music news, Patrick Sweany is finally coming back to the Cleveland area. Sweany will be playing Mahall’s in Lakewood on November 23. Buy tickets here.

Deep Blues Festival Cleveland 2012

It’s coming back! They showed ’em it could still be done, last summer in Cleveland, spawning the Year of Deep Blues this year with the return of the original DBF in Minnesota last month and DBF Northwest coming up early next month. And Cleveland will be doing it again this year, with another great line-up.

Favorites will return from last year, like Scissormen, Ten Foot Polecats, and the incomparable Molly Gene One Whoaman Band. And new don’t-miss acts are on the slate for this year, like Husky Burnette, the uniquely entertaining Bob Log III, and the great Robert Belfour. Damn!





Here’s the info:

Saturday September 22 2012
15711 Waterloo Road, Cleveland, Ohio
$20/all ages/5pm EST start/4pm EST doors

Scheduled bands:

If you’re outside of Cleveland, you can purchase your tickets through Ticketweb. Though I recommend locals purchase tickets from one of your friendly local establishments.

This year’s DBF Cleveland will be dedicated to late musician Jeff Norwood, who passed away this spring.


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Daniel Knox Is Coming to Cleveland (and Other Points East)


Oh, I’ve been waiting for this one. The sardonic Mr. Daniel Knox is bringing his unsettling cabaret songs to the Beachland Ballroom this Wednesday, April 11, when he opens for the Traveling Ladies’ Cello Society, a.k.a., Rasputina.

I was taken by Knox’s rockbottom warble and dancehall piano (and kazoo – don’t forget the kazoo) when I first heard him play Couch by Couchwest back in 2011. He graced the stage again at CXCW this year with a magical rendering of his ethereally menacing “Ghostsong”.



Incidentally, in addition to great albums like Evryman for Himself, Disaster, etc., Daniel has a new single – “To Make You Stay” (with the return of Akron son Ralph Carney on saxophone) b/w “Blue Car” – available at Bandcamp.



Show details:
Wed, Apr 11 | 8:30 PM (7:30 PM door)
Daniel Knox
$15.00 adv / $17.00 dos
Ballroom | All Ages


You can also catch Daniel with Rasputina at these dates:

04.06.12 Buffalo, NY The Tralf Music Hall
04.07.12 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace
04.09.12 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
04.10.12 Chicago, IL Double Door
04.12.12 Morgantown, WV 123 Pleasant St
04.13.12 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
04.14.12 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory


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