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Dec8

"Lou Watson Trio"

Horn Blower Cruises Jazzy Champagne Brunch, Pier 40, 353 West Street, New York,, NY

JAZZ BRUNCH CRUISE

* Lou Watson - Piano & Vocals

* Morrie Louden - Bass & Vocals

* David Silliman - Drums/Percussion

Dec7

"Lou Watson Trio"

Horn Blower Cruises Jazzy Champagne Brunch, Pier 40, 353 West St,, New York,, NY

SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH CRUISE

* Lou Watson - Piano & Vocals

* Morrie Louden - Bass & Vocals

* David Silliman - Drums/Percussion

Dec5

KATI NEIHEISEL: THAT HOLIDAY FEELING!

Don't Tell Mama, 343 W 46th St (between 8th & 9th Ave), New York, NY 10036

Kati Neiheisel: That Holiday Feeling! with Linda Jackson and Janice McCune

Musical Director, Gregory Toroian at the piano, Skip Ward on Bass, David Silliman on Drums

Dec1

"Lou Watson Trio"

Horn Blower Cruises Jazzy Champagne Brunch, Leaves from New York Pier 40, 353 West St,, NY,, NY

JAZZ BRUNCH CRUISE

* Lou Watson - Piano & Vocals

* Morrie Louden - Bass & Vocals

* David Silliman - Drums/Percussion

Nov30

"Lou Watson Trio"

Horn Blower Cruises Jazzy Champagne Brunch, Pier 40, West Side Highy, NYC

JAZZ BRUNCH CRUISE

* Lou Watson - Piano & Vocals

* Morrie Louden - Bass & Vocals

* David Silliman - Drums/Percussion

Nov25

2019-11-25 - VOCAL WORKSHOP

Nov24

"Lou Watson Trio"

Horn Blower Cruises Jazzy Champagne Brunch, Pier 40, West Side Highy, NY,, NY

JAZZ BRUNCH CRUISE

* Lou Watson - Piano & Vocals

* Morrie Louden - Bass & Vocals

* David Silliman - Drums/Percussion

Nov23

"Lauren Frazza: Feelin Good"

Pangea, 178 2nd Avenue, NYC

Lauren Frazza: FEELIN' GOOD

In "Feelin' Good", Lauren Frazza blends the joy of singing pop and blues with her love of the American Songbook. Join Lauren and her trio as she shares the adventures of a New York woman--sometimes "Mary Tyler Moore," sometimes "Sex In The City" with a healthy dash of "Lassie"- and the joys and trials of pursuing both man and beast. Lauren Frazza has had a lifelong love affair with performing and music starting, at age three, with unsolicited song singing and somersault shows at adult cocktail parties.  Somersaults turned more serious when Lauren started performing with various musical groups and bands, gaining notable recognition. After coming to NYC, Frazza learned that a day job is a necessary evil in between band gigs. Luckily, she landed one in advertising that resulted in an enjoyable and successful career. Her artistic sensibilities thrived there, where she built brands through creative storytelling, leveraging her performance art background in many a corporate presentation. Now, in "Feelin' Good", Frazza blends her gift for storytelling with music. She draws on two main sources of inspiration: her childhood years of waking up to Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald floating up from the living room on Saturday mornings to her personal love of the pop and jazz genres. By combining both types of music, she is able to explore her love of the music and lyrics in both old standards and pop songs and present them in an entirely new light.

$20.00

Nov23

"Lou Watson Trio"

Horn Blower Cruises Jazzy Champagne Brunch, Pier 40, West Side Highy, NYC

JAZZ BRUNCH CRUISE

* Lou Watson - Piano & Vocals

* Morrie Louden - Bass & Vocals

* David Silliman - Drums/Percussion

Nov1

"Kabbalat Shabbat: Participatory Friday Night Musical Service"

Sutton Place Synagogue, 225 E 51st Street, NY,, NY

Kabbalat Shabbat: Participatory Friday Night Musical Service

Join Rabbi Ain & Cantor Keren for our Friday night musical service with pianist Gòn Halevi, guitarist Tal Yahalom, vocalist Inbar Goldman, percussionist David Silliman and violinist Joel Arthur.

These services will take you from where you are to where you want to be!

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Nanette Natal - “Sweet Summer Blue”Benyo Music Productions By Christopher Loudon If you’re expecting the bold flights of wordless vocalizing that have defined so much of Nanette Natal’s previous recorded work, proceed directly to Sweet Summer Blue’s seventh and final track, a lissome “I Got Rhythm” filled with those inimitable Natal touches. The balance of the album, comprising six original compositions, might wrongly be perceived as a new direction for Natal. In fact, they recall the earliest phase of her career, harkening back to her long-ago days on the coffeehouse circuit. (Click the link for the full article)”

Christopher Loudon, "JazzTimes"

"...Dave Sillman, our drummer, also plays percussion. I call him the man with the four hands." (Click the link for the full article)”

Greg Thomas, "Daily News"

"...San Mateo-raised drummer/percussionist David Silliman, "who plays both drums and percussion, so it's actually a quintet." (Click the link for the full article)”

Andrew Gilbert, "MercuryNews.com"

Until fairly recently Mr. Castaneda’s trio featured the driving, kinetic drummer Dave Silliman and the resourceful trombonist Marshall Gilkes. In place of Mr. Gilkes in the current band is the Israeli-born saxophonist Shlomi Cohen, who played his soprano in silvery bursts, and seemed less like an integral part of the group. The core relationship in this music was between Mr. Castaneda and Mr. Silliman — unless you count the bond between Mr. Castaneda and the harp. (click the link for the full review)”

Nate Chinen, "New York Times"

...major praise going to percussionist Dave Silliman, who did double duty on a conventional drum kit and an array of instruments that he used to enhance the music.”

Ernest Barteldes, "Global Rhythm.net"

"Jazz cannot be limited by definitions or by rules. Jazz is, above all, a total freedom to express oneself." -- Duke Ellington Few modern jazz groups epitome more of Ellington's eloquence than the extraordinary, incomparable, and adventurous Edmar Castaneda Trio, with special guest Joe Locke. At first blush, it is difficult to conceptualize the probable voicing about to flow from such an eclectic and exotic ensemble, comprising of a Colombian Harp (Edmar Castaneda), flute (Itai Kriss), vibraphone (Joe Locke), and drummer/percussionist (Dave Silliman). But let me assure you that the music and presentation were rapturous and riveting, and the evening nothing short of enchantment. (click the link for the full article)”

Randy Treece, "Albanyjazz.com"

Since 1994, Edmar Casteneda has been dazzling New York City audiences with his Peruvian harp playing, often providing melody, lead and rhythm in one fell swoop... (click link for the full article)”

Paul Dryden, "Global Rhythm"