Innsbruck Records Hosts All Star Line Up at DROM NYC!
May 20, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Innsbruck Records just announced an all star line up at DROM club, NYC on Wednesday, June 6th with Joe Caro and The Met band featuring “Joe Caro” (Aretha Franklin, Lenny Kravitz, Crosby, Stills and Nash)… “Adam Holzman” (Miles Davis, Grover Washington, Brave New World)…”Andy Snitzer” (Tony Bennett, Paul Simon, Lady GaGa)… “Anton Fig” (Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Madonna)… “Conrad Korsch” (Rod Stewart, Carole King, Taylor Swift)…”Lew Soloff” (Barbra Streisand, Ornette Coleman, Elvis Costello)… and “Randy Brecker” (Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen, Jaco Pastorius) JUNE 6TH, 10PM – 1AM, $10.00 tickets still available!
In the New York City underground scene, Joe Caro led an allstar band which included trumpeter Chris Botti, saxman Lenny Pickett, Late show drummer Anton Fig, bassist Will Lee, trumpeter Randy Brecker and saxman Andy Snitzer among several other notables performing every Tuesday night at the NYC club, The Metropolitan Café. What started out as a 2 week gig, continued for 8 years and became the home base for many New York City session musicians at a time when New York music clubs were far and few…
Joe Caro is a guitarist, composer, singer born and raised in New York City. Known primarily for his session work, he was born April 10,1956 in Queens NY. He got his first guitar at the age of eight after seeing the Beatles on TV. Early influences included the British Invasion, then on to Jimi Hendrix and The Cream. A stint discovering the blues came next, listening to all the greats from Robert Johnson to Howlin’ Wolf and Elmore James. Soon after playing in local “garage” bands, he became interested in jazz focusing on Mile Davis, John Coltrane and all the great jazz Guitarists. He has recorded with many diverse artists such as Bette Midler, Blue Öyster Cult, Carly Simon, Dr. John, Michael Franks, Bobby McFerrin, Gato Barbieri, Michael McDonald, Fania Allstars, Chaka Khan, Irene Cara, Candido, Randy Brecker, Elements, and many, more. Next came a stint in the New York underground scene fronting an allstar band which included Trumpeter Chris Botti, Saxman Lenny Pickett, and Late show Drummer Anton Fig performing every Tuesday night at the NYC club, The Metropolitan Café. What started out as a 2 week gig, went on for 8 years and became the home base for many New York City session musicians at a time when New York music clubs were far and few.A brief Hendrix collaboration with Acid Reign featuring the dynamic vocals of Sophia Ramos came in between.He has since moved to Maui, Hawaii and has just completed his first solo CD entitled “Home Alone.” Recorded almost entirely at his home studio, it also features contributions from keyboardist Ricky Peterson, drummers Steve Ferrone, Anton Fig, and Shawn Pelton and bassist Will Lee. Comprised of all original material, it is his first instrumental release to date.
Joe Caro Website
Contemporary jazz saxophonist/composer Andy Snitzer was born and raised in Philadelphia; although his first instrument was the clarinet, he turned to the sax at age 15, going on to study music at the University of Miami. There he was discovered by Bob James, touring behind the keyboardist and appearing on a series of albums beginning with 1987′s Obsession; Snitzer concurrently earned his MBA at New York University, landing a position at the J.P. Morgan Investment firm while also emerging as a sought-after session musician. He made his headlining debut with Ties That Bind, scoring the NAC chart-topper “You’ve Changed”; he also branched out from jazz to pop, touring behind the Rolling Stones and recording with artists from Bette Midler to Aretha Franklin. Snitzer returned in 1996 with In the Eye of the Storm; Some Quiet Place followed three years later.
Andy Snitzer Website
Anton is presently a member of the “CBS Orchestra” appearing nightly on ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ – a position he has held since 1986. During this tenure he has played with scores of great artists including Miles Davis, James Brown, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Winwood, Bonnie Raitt and Tony Bennett. The CBS Orchestra has backed up a host of artists in other venues such as Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Little Richard and BB King at the closing ceremonies of the summer Olympic Games in Atlanta. They also backed Al Green, Gloria Estefan, In Sync and Eric Clapton for VH1′s Save the Music concert at the White House. Anton has just completed his first solo record entitled “Figments”. Produced and co-written by Fig, the record represents 3 years of work and includes among others singers and musicians Richie Havens, Brian Wilson, Ivan Neville, Sebastian Bach, Ace Frehley, Al Kooper, Chris Spedding, Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn, Blondie Chaplin, Paul Shaffer, Chris Botti, Randy Brecker and Richard Bona.
Anton Fig Website
Randy Brecker has been shaping the sound of Jazz, R&B and Rock for more than four decades. His trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range of artists from James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Parliament-Funkadelic to Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, David Sanborn, Jaco Pastorius, Horace Silver and Frank Zappa. In the late 70′s Randy recorded on Charles Mingus’ last album, ‘Me Myself an Eye’. Randy has performed with various incarnations of Mingus Dynasties, Big Bands, and Epitaphs up to the present day. In 2009, Randy’s roots were celebrated with the release of ‘Jazz Suite Tykocin,’ a project initiated and conceived by the Polish pianist and composer Wlodek Pawlik, featuring Randy as a soloist with members of the Bialystok Philharmonic. As a composer, performer and in-demand Yamaha clinician, Randy Brecker continues to influence and inspire young musicians around the world. He feels like he is just starting out!
Randy Brecker Website
— with Conrad Korsch and 6 others.