A Big Date is coming on May 14th: A Tribute to Erroll Garner by Al Copley is set for Stage 72, off Broadway in Manhattan. A small theatre on the Upper West Side near Broadway is the setting for an intimate piano solo cum vocal performance.

"Al Copley -- a Tribute to Erroll Garner"
Al Copley -- piano and vocals

Stage 72 at the Triad, 158 West 72nd Street, New York, NY. Tickets are available here.

Joy is the word which best describes the music of Erroll Garner to me. When I think of his performances, the unspoken declaration "It's all good" is what I hear and see from the man. If technique is the ability to play whatever ideas come to mind, then Erroll was the Master -- it's all about melodic, refreshing, happy ideas. -- AC

(See Schedule for all dates and info.)

Yet another video surfaces, this one from the 1994 Saint Chaumond Blues Festival, this is the opener of  concert with Ana Popovic and Joe Louis Walker.  Click here ...Right afterwards is a BB King Jam  from the 1997 Montreux Jazz Festival for your enjoyment.


The category is a Grand Canyon of echoes. Somebody utters an obscenity and you hear it keep bouncing back a million times. Categories are sometimes used by a person who feels that the one he's talking to doesn't know enough about the language in which he speaks. So he uses lines, circles, and pigeonholes to help the less literate one to a better understanding.

-- Duke Ellington, "Music is my Mistress." p. 38


Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.

-- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart