Pip Henderson Recording in NYC
It was great fun in the studio recording with Pip Henderson. Pip lives in England and is member of the Hickory Bench Playhouse Cavalcade of Stars.
The Hickory Bench Playhouse Live Show March 24th
Great Music From The Mike Frost Band
MIKE FROST – Bass
Mike has recorded and performed with a collection of noteworthy musicians such as John Scarpulla famous for playing with Billy Joel, Hall & Oates, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Jenifer Lopez and Michael Bolton. He has performed with Manolo Badrena percussionist for Weather Report, Meatloaf’s drummer John Miceli and George Cintron from Blue Oyster Cult. Mike is also an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina.
LAUREN MECCIA - Saxophone, vocals
Director of jazz studies at the University of South Carolina. Lauren Meccia is a vocalist, saxophonist, educator, composer, and lyricist. She’s a studio musician, arranging and recording vocal and instrumental tracks for a wide genre of artists. Lauren has appeared with the Temptations, Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs, Jesse Colin Young, Donald Vega along with continuing to perform at the music industry’s renown NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.
Composer Songwriter Steve Sandberg
Steve is a three-time Emmy nominated artist whose scoring, songwriting and musical direction for Dora The Explorer helped make the show a landmark success worldwide. Steve has conducted both on and off Broadway including the New York Shakespeare Festival.
Premik Russell Tubbs
Premik has worked with; James Taylor, Whitney Houston, Jackson Browne, Carlos Santana and Jeff Beck. Sting, Lady Gag, and Ravi & Anoushka Shankar. He was invited to perform at the Carnegie Hall Revlon Concert for the Rainforest Fund featuring Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Hudson, Bruno Mars, and Vince Gill.
In October 2006, the Coltrane Family, the Friends of the Coltrane Home Working Committee, and several additional invitees important to the Coltrane legacy participated in a Visioning workshop. This event, coupled with additional follow-up discussions with Ravi Coltrane and others has provided the basis for the Vision and Mission that follow. Subsequent vision and planning meetings have expanded the educational component – called the Coltrane Legacy Education Project.
The Friends of the Coltrane Home will work to fulfill John and Alice Coltrane’s’ vision of goodwill and connection through the sharing of the common language of music, and create an inspirational museum and archives celebrating the Coltrane’s’ music and influences, and the music legacy they were and remain a part of; provide an outreach center for music education and an inspiration for the appreciation and making of music for people of all ages and backgrounds
The Coltrane Home is a museum and learning and research center that provides an interactive archive of the Coltrane’s and jazz and other music within a restoration of the Coltrane Home in Dix Hills, Long Island, NY. The Coltrane Home provides programs, training and outreach within the community and region to further the appreciation of the Coltrane’s legacy and social importance of his music. The Coltrane Home inspires people of all ages to share in the making and appreciation of music by providing workshops, concerts and other presentations to the community through school districts and other community events and programming.
The Friends of the Coltrane Home in Dix Hills is dedicated to restoring the Long Island home of John and Alice Coltrane to preserve and perpetuate their legacies.
March 24th Hickory Bench Playhouse Live Show At Last Licks Cafe To Raise Money For The John and Alice Coltrane Home In Dix Hills, N.Y.
Note From Richard Cashman - Creator, Producer and Writer of the Hickory Bench Playhouse Podcast and Live Show.
A warm heartfelt thanks to all the performers who appeared in the Hickory Bench Playhouse Live Show at Last Lick's Cafe in Huntington to help raise money for the John and Alice Coltrane Home in Dix Hills.
The Mike Frost Band was brilliant and once again received a well deserved standing ovation. Steve Sandberg and Premik Russell Tubbs captivated the audience with a remarkable set of original music. Caroline Doctorow, Susan DeVita, Jerome St. John Blake, Martha Trachtenberg, Tom Griffith, Candice Baranello, Tom Spahn, Joe Reposo Jr. and John Tabacco were all show stoppers in rounding out the show.
Ronnie Brooks' powerful performance of Rick Cashman's song "One Note Shy of the Blues" was soulful and rich and magnificent. At the end of the evening Ronnie and Steve Sandberg made a connection with plans to perform together in the future.
All the Hickory Bench proceeds were donated to the John and Alice Coltrane Home in Dix Hills. The Mike Frost Band donated the sales from their CDs that night to help rebuild the John and Alice Coltrane Home. It was an evening of phenomenal music with the Hickory Bench proceeds all going to a great cause.