Big News, Big

 
From: "Robert Ross Band Email List" <bluesman@PROTECTED>
Subject: Big News, Big
Date: May 8th 2017
The Robert Ross Band

    A little news about me. Stay with me for a minute, the important stuff is at the end. 
     I was born in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn NY in 1948 and at the age of 4 my family moved to Flushing Queens where I grew up and lived most of my life. I've lived in Staten Island for a total of about 18 years in two "installments". I've lived in Brooklyn again too. I've been performing in New York since the mid 1960s and aside from a few months in Chicago, a few months upstate, and a year in Paris I have lived here all my life.
There have been some wonderful tours in Europe, the south (especially North Carolina), the south west, Canada, New England, a whole bunch of places. I have played every important club in New York City for the past 40 years. Great memories. I love New York.
     I'm moving to Boynton Beach Florida in the early part of July.
     I'm gonna miss you all. But not for long. I will be back now and then.
     Until then, catch one of my last New York area gigs.
    

 

MAY SCHEDULE

Red Hook Brooklyn!!
Roots 'n' Ruckus @ Jalopy Theatre
When: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Time: 9pm to 11:30pm
Address: 315 Columbia St., Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Phone: 718-395-3214
No Cover!
Jalopy Theater Presents, "Roots n Ruckus," a night of folk, country, jazz, old-timey, Americana, and blues every Wednesday. Robert’s set time is to be determined.
The full show is from 9pm to 11:30pm You might very well see and hear people playing banjos, guitars, fiddles, washboards, tub-basses, kazoos, and harmonicas. This is the gig to go to for real deal organic folk music in New York City. Hosted by Feral Foster and always featuring a stellar group of musicians and characters. Always FREE on Wednesdays, NEVER a cover charge!! Thank you Feral Foster. As always, Roots n' Ruckus is free! More info to come.
9:00pm - Mike Agranoff
9:30pm - Feral Foster
10:00pm - R2
10:30pm - Robert Ross
11:00pm - Rashad Brown

Robert Ross Jazz-Manian Duo@ Papazzio's
When: Thursday, May 18, 2016
Time: 7pm to 11pm

Address: 39-38 Bell Boulevard, Bayside, NY 11361
Phone: 718-229-1962
Featuring: Dave Hofstra (bass); and two time NY Music Award winner Robert Ross (vocals, guitar & harmonica) from 7pm to 11pm. It is a good idea to make dinner reservations because it can get crowded. Papazzio's is a 4 ½ stars Italian restaurant and the food is off the charts and out of this world. They have valet parking if you need it. FREE Admission.

BOURBON STREET BLUES FESTIVAL IN NEW JERSEY!
Robert Cray, The Fins, Billy Hector, Bonerama & Robert Ross
@ Bourbon Street Blues Festival
When: Sunday May 21, 2017

Time: TBD
Address: The Fields at Waterloo, NJ in Allamuchy Mountain State Park
Map: https://www.facebook.com/The-Fields-at-Waterloo-1120081231374096/
Phone: 973-928-7091
https://www.bourbonstreetbluesfest.com/home/
Tickets: https://www.bourbonstreetbluesfest.com/tickets
This is a two day festival on Saturday & Sunday. Robert Ross will perform only on Sunday. Also performing on Sunday will be The Fins, Billy Hector, Bonerama, and Robert Cray.
Sponsors: Delta Blues Museum, WBGO Radio, Dassinger Creative, Kennedy Event Services, Starrs Party & Tent Rentals, and The Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation. Thank you Uncle Pete Huff.
SATURDAY 5/20 (Gates open at 11:30am)
MAIN STAGE
12:00-1:00 Above Ground Blues Band
1:15-2:30 Bob Lanza Blues Band
2:45-4:15 Lee Delray
4:30-5:45 Bernard Alison
6:00-7:30 Mike Zito
7:45-9:00 Kenny Wayne Shepherd
BLUES HERITAGE STAGE
Mike Esposito *Various Times

SUNDAY 5/21 (Gates open at 11:30am)
MAIN STAGE
12:00-1:30 The Fins
1:45-3:00 Billy Hector
3:15-4:30 Bonerama
5:00-6:30 Robert Cray
BLUES HERITAGE STAGE
Robert Ross
*Various Times TBD
More info to come

Robert Ross @ Jalopy Tavern
When: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Time: 9pm to 10:30pm
Address: 317 Columbia St., Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Phone: 718-625-3214
Featuring: two time NY Music Award winner & NY Blues Hall of Fame inductee Robert Ross (vocals, acoustic guitar, & harmonica) from 9pm to 10:30pm. Right next door to the Jalopy Theatre at the Jalopy Tavern. Come enjoy the music & the wonderful food. No Cover! Hip crowd.

Robert Ross & The Jazz-Manian Devils @ Papazzio's
When: Saturday, May 27, 2017

Time: 8pm to 12am
Address: 39-38 Bell Boulevard, Bayside, NY 11361
Phone: 718-229-1962
Featuring: Mal Stein (drums); Dave Hofstra (bass); and two time NY Music Award winner Robert Ross (vocals, guitar & harmonica) from 8pm to 12am. Call for dinner reservations. Papazzio’s is a 4 ½ star Italian restaurant. They have valet parking, but parking can be found in the area. FREE Admission.

Robert Ross Duo @ The Box Car
When: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Time: 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Address: 25 Chatham Road, Short Hills, NJ 07078 (Eastbound side of Short Hills Train Station)
Phone: 973.912.0002
Featuring: Mysterioso Enigma (bass); and two time NY Music Award winner Robert Ross (vocals, guitar, slide guitar, & harmonica) from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. GREAT food, GREAT Music & FREE Admission.

 
PLEASE NOTE
It is always a good idea to call a venue to confirm that we will in fact be appearing, to check on admission or cover charges, and to find out whether it is necessary to make a reservation. Thank you.

HAVING A PRIVATE PARTY OR WEDDING? HIRE THE ROBERT ROSS BAND!
Having a birthday or anniversary bash? Maybe a small dinner party? A large corporate party? Whatever event you are planning consider The Robert Ross Band, Robert Ross & The Jazz-Manian Devils. Or maybe you want something a little more “showbizzy” like Jiggles Giggles & Blues. We can put a package together to suit your entertainment needs. Let's talk. Send us an email reply with “PARTY” in the subject line. We'll get back to you.


GUITAR / BASS / HARMONICA LESSONS
From award winning recording artist & seasoned educator Robert Ross´╗┐

EMAIL: Bluesman@PROTECTED

I will be taking on a limited number of dedicated guitar, bass, and harmonica students regardless of age or current level of expertise.

Robert is a two time New York Music Award winner and a New York Blues Hall of Fame inductee. Robert is known for a wide variety of blues, jazz, soul, country, rock ‘n’ roll, folk, and other roots music. Robert worked and recorded with Big Joe Turner and also worked with Lightnin’ Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, Otis Rush, Big Mama Thornton, Brownie McGhee, Memphis Slim, and other legends. One of Robert’s songs was recorded by Johnny Winter, and two other songs appeared on the soap opera “All My Children”. The Robert Ross Band has released 7 internationally distributed CDs and toured two continents. Robert has been teaching guitar for more then 25 years privately, and 13 years in NYC public schools. Robert’s work in the schools has been cited by the NY State Council of the Arts (NYSCA) for “best practices in arts in education programming”.

Lessons are $40 per half hour, and $60 per hour.
http://www.robertrossband.com/guitar-lessons

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