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Bassist Dave Richards, keyboardist Gary Schreiner and drummer Eric Puente join Matt Turk at the Cuban-Harlem hot spot for a mix of original Turktunes and tasty covers ranging from barrel-house blues to Buena Vista Social Club.
Web music authority All Music Guide calls Matt Turk "...an artist to be reckoned with." A seasoned recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, eternal idealist and peace loving realist, Matt Turk is a veteran performer who has engaged audiences around the world, both as a rocking bandleader and an acoustic folk troubadour. He has shared the stage with Pete Seeger, opened for Judy Collins, The Doobie Brothers, Fiona Apple, The Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Keller Williams, David Bromberg, Ellis Marsalis, Del McCoury and more. He has performed throughout the U.S.A., Europe, Israel and the Caribbean, appearing at festivals and venues including Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival, Caramoor's American Roots Festival, the Gathering of the Vibes, Atlanta's Music Midtown, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Beacon Theatre and Brooklyn Bowl.
As a performer, Gary Schreiner's work on keyboards, accordion and chromatic harmonica can be heard on many recordings, television shows, and films. Gary has worked with diverse artists such as Elton John, Rosanne Cash, Joan Osborne, Patti LaBelle, Pedrito Martinez, Yoko Ono, Dave Chappelle, and Kermit the Frog. Gary recently produced and arranged Rick Moranis' album "My Mother's Brisket & Other Love Songs”.
Bassist Dave Richards has recorded and performed with The Indigo Girls, Rosanne Cash, Marshall Crenshaw, Buster Poindexter, Madeline Peyroux, Jewel, Richie Havens and others. He has toured throughout Europe, Canada and the US, appearing at Ottawa Jazz, Toronto Blues festival and Austin City Limits festivals. Born in Palo Alto, California, at the age of 17 he was playing jazz five nights a week in Orlando, Florida with Billy Peebles, the drummer for Ray Charles on many classic Atlantic recordings.
Eric Puente has been in the NY music scene performing and recording with musical artists, orchestras, and jazz ensembles, his entire life. He has studied with Joe Morello, John Riley, Joe Cusatis, and Adam Nussbaum. He has performed in Broadway theater and has toured extensively throughout the US and UK with groups including The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams, The Voyces, and David Fagin.
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