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Il Punto Ristorante Presents Victor Prieto and Jorge Roeder Jazz Duo!

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Il Punto Ristorante
(formerly Osteria Gelsi)
507-509 Ninth Avenue
New York, N Y 10018
212.244.0088

Traditional, Authentic Italian Dining
Old World Style, with Comfort and Attention
Three Dining Rooms, Private Events Welcome
Midtown West, Near Broadway Shows, Fashion District
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Il Punto Ristorante Presents:
Victor Prieto and Jorge Roeder Jazz Duo!
(Victor Prieto Website)

Il Punto Ristorante
(formerly Osteria Gelsi)
www.ilpuntoristorante.com
507-509 Ninth Avenue
New York, N Y 10018
212.244.0088

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
February 22, 2010


Program:

"Los Recuerdos" by Prieto
"Mundos Celtas" by Prieto
"Frevo" by Gismonti
"Games" by Prieto
"Libertango" by Piazzola
"Papa Pin" by Prieto
"Contrasts" in NY by Prieto
"Six Note Samba" by Prieto
"Rio" by Shorter
"Coo" by Cheek
"Two Door" by Shepik
"Bebe" by Pacoal


Il Punto Jazz Mondays were introduced tonight with Victor Prieto on accordion and Jorge Roeder on bass. This was the first of a weekly Monday jazz series, presented by RobertaOnTheArts.com, that includes an authentic two-course Italian pasta dinner, wine, live music, and an opportunity to meet New York dining and jazz enthusiasts who come together in Il Punto's elegant private room with its wooden arches and custom oak bar. The acoustics are amazing, and microphones are not needed, giving the sound a natural melodic resonance.

Victor Prieto is a renowned jazz accordionist from Spain, and Jorge Roeder is a Peruvian bass player, who travels on tour with Victor to Festivals and Clubs. Victor's musical program is listed above. I especially loved Piazzolla's "Libertango" and Victor's "Six Note Samba". The two sets ranged from straight jazz, to Argentine tangos, to Brazilian sambas. Both Victor and Jorge have warm personalities, and the audience was fully drawn into their musical magic. For a first night of a new series, attendance was excellent. Seating is limited in this intimate space, and early reservations are suggested.

Il Punto Ristorante's Chef Michele Orsino has designed a Jazz night menu with choices of three Appetizers, such as Calamari Fritti in Tomato Sauce, choices of three fresh pastas, such as Fusilli Lucani con Seppioline Ripiene, with Stuffed Baby Squid in Tomato Sauce, and red or white wine by the glass. Of course, guests are welcome to order from the restaurant's richly varied, main menu as well. Owner Tony, and Manager, Joe, take excellent care of their patrons, and tonight's guests are already planning to return each week, both for food and music. Call 212.244.0088, and reserve a table at Il Punto Ristorante for the upcoming March Jazz Mondays, listed below. Click here for discount parking! Tell them you saw them on RobertaOnTheArts.com.

March 1, 2010
Emilio Solla Piano Solos
Argentine Tangos, Bossa Novas, Original Songs

March 8, 2010
Hector Martignon Piano Duo
with Roberto Quintero on Percussion
Ballads, Contemporary Jazz

March 15, 2010
Oscar Feldman Saxophone Duo
with Guillermo Romero on Keyboard
Brazilian, Jazz, Swing, Romantic Ballads

March 22, 2010
Freddie Bryant Solo Guitars
Flamenco, Brazilian, Jazz

March 29, 2010
Maurizio Najt Piano Duo
with John DeCesare on Acoustic Bass
Argentine Tangos, Milongas, Folk Songs




Victor Prieto and Jorge Roeder
with Il Punto's Maria
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Tony, Il Punto's Proprietor,
with Jazz Guests and Victor Prieto
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Victor Prieto on Accordion
Jorge Roeder on Bass
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Il Punto Jazz Guests
Dining at Leisure
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Cetrioli e Pomodori
Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Balsamic Dressing
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Joe Ienuso, Il Punto Manager,
with Jazz Monday Guests
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Executive Chef, Michele Orsino
Visits at Tony's Table
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



John, Mario, Tony
Wine and Dine at Leisure
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Catching a Photo of
Il Punto Jazz Monday Guests
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Lombattina al Vincotto
Grilled Tender Rib Veal Chop
Black Truffles, Mashed Potatoes, Spinach
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower


Tony, Il Punto Jazz Monday Guest at Leisure
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Victor Prieto and Jorge Roeder
Perform Original Music and Tangos
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Oscar Feldman, Future
Jazz Monday Performer,
Visits at Leisure
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Antonio Barbagallo, Future
Jazz Monday Performer,
Visits at Leisure
Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower




For more information, contact Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower at zlokower@bestweb.net