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Paul Shapiro’s Ribs and Brisket Revue
January 1 , 11:00 am
The Ribs and Brisketeers, who put a Jewish-y twist on Louis Jordan’s “jump jazz” from the 1930s, get a jump themselves for this New Year’s gig in the person of the leading klez trumpeter Frank London. The hard-swinging band (Shapiro’s tenor sax leads the riotous way) also features vocalist Cilla Owens, whom JazzTimes says is “as smooth as Nancy Wilson, as authoritative as Sarah Vaughan, and as informed as Carmen McRae.” The ensemble performs jazz-klez classics such as “The Ballad of Irving,” “Yiddishe Mambo” and “Dunkin’ Bagel,” as well as tunes from Cannonball Adderley’s 1964 reimagination of “Fiddler on the Roof.”