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Woody Allen & The Eddie Davis New Orleans Jazz Band at Café Carlyle

- Jazz and Cabaret Corner

Woody Allen & The Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band
(Eddy Davis Website)
(Woody Allen Film Website)
Woody Allen on Clarinet
Eddy Davis on Banjo
Debbie Kennedy on Bass
Simon Whettenhall on Trumpet
Jerry Zigmont on Trombone
Conal Fowkes on Piano
Pat Carmichael on Drums

Café Carlyle
(Carlyle Website)
Madison Avenue at 76th Street
NY, NY 10021
Tony Skrelja, Manager

Café Carlyle Press: OPR/Origlio Public Relations

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
February 26, 2007

Program :

(Assisted by Debbie Kennedy)
I’m Blue Turning Grey Over You
Ory’s Creole Trombone
Should I?
Dipper Mouth Blues
Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams
Darktown Strutters Ball
You Broke Your Promise
By the Light of the Silvery Moon
Moose March
At the Jazz Band Ball
It Had To Be You
Sidewalk Blues
Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me
Sweet Georgia Brown

I was joined by Marsha Patelson of Patelson Music House tonight for Woody Allen & The Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band’s renowned Monday night set at Café Carlyle. We sat at the Carlyle Bar, dining on shrimp cocktail, chilled asparagus, and wine and enjoyed seeing the prolific and award-winning filmmaker, actor, playwright, musician, Woody Allen, performing on clarinet. Each Monday night he joins Eddy Davis, on banjo, plus Eddy’s Band, composed of Debbie Kennedy on bass, Simon Whettenhall on trumpet, Jerry Zigmont on trombone, Conal Fowkes on piano, and Pat Carmichael on drums.

There were almost no breaks for this one and one-half hour set, nor any audience asides, either. This was pure New Orleans styled music, rambunctious and resonant, engaging and energized. Sometimes the Band played at once, and sometimes solos were featured, with duo and trio backup. Woody Allen threw himself into the genre and the moment, especially late in the set, when fewer musicians remained. He seemed to warm up more and more, and his seasoned, understated approach, with some soft vocals, as well, was a sight to behold. Eddy Davis is a banjo virtuoso and vocalist, as well, and the other five musicians took solos and duos with aplomb. Café Carlyle was sold-out, standing room at the Bar, and this long-running gig can be caught each Monday night at 8:45 PM, reservations required.

Woody Allen on the Clarinet
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower and Imaging R&R

Eddy Davis, Pat Carmichael, Debbie Kennedy, Conal Fowkes
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

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