The Anthony Joseph Swingtet and Jazz vocalist Anna Vogel will be the first featured performers, Oct. 18 and 25, respectively, 6:30-9:30 p.m., as Under The Moon launches “Under The Moon: Where The Stars Come Out” live cabaret entertainment and dining, it was announced by Bill and Karen Hubel, co-owners.
The restaurant is located directly beneath Blue Moon Grill, also owned by the Hubels, in Fulton’s Canal Landing.
“We will have a full bar and table service featuring our special Tapas menu,” said Bill Hubel. “There is no cover charge and reservations are welcome, but not necessary. We anticipate a very enthusiastic response to this opportunity to enjoy soft, intimate live music in Under The Moon’s warm ambiance.”
The Anthony Joseph Swingtet, which performs Oct.18, has become especially popular among jazz enthusiasts who appreciate the refreshing new energy that the group brings to various classic jazz standards and ballads that have stood the test of time. They were among the featured performers at the 2013 Fulton Jazz Festival and they appeared Under The Moon as part of two benefit performances that preceded the Fulton Jazz Festival. The Swingtet’s 2007 CD was recorded as a trio and received a 2008 SAMMY Award nomination.
The Swingtet performers for Under The Moon are: Anthony Joseph, clarinet and vocals; Bill Palange, trombone; Tom Bronzetti, guitar; and Dave Welsch, acoustic bass.
The group provides the listener with a ‘swingin’ sound that is smooth, sweet, and in the groove. Usually performing as a small combo (trio, quartet or quintet), the group has been described as providing a ‘chamber music-like jazz setting, creating a pleasant atmosphere that is comfortable for the listener to enjoy the music. It is also quite obvious that the band genuinely enjoys performing and will naturally develop a friendly rapport with their audience. “Tony Joseph is a master at connecting with his audience through both music and conversation,” Bill Hubel said.
Vocalist Anna Vogel is scheduled to perform Oct. 25. She was a headliner at the 2012 Fulton Jazz Festival and she performs regularly throughout Central NY. Her web page says: “Vocalist Anna Vogel is a song stylist like no other, giving a fresh life and sound to so many of the beautiful standards of the Great American Songbook. Her warmth and connection to the audience is evident with the first note sung. Soothing sounds and great phrasing let the listener get lost in the lyrics of jazz standards.
“Anna has sung with many of Central New York’s premier musicians and bands including, Rick Montalbano, Frank Stagnitta, Jimmy Johns, Matt Vacanti, John Rohde, Jeff Stockam, Jim O’Mahony, ESP, Andrew Carroll, Joe Arcuri, Tom Bronzetti, and more.”
For more information, contact Karen or Bill Hubel at (315) 598-4770