Date(s) - 06/14/2018
Rocket Number Nine
Live music by the Ben Basile Duo!
Every Thursday evening at Redstart you can enjoy a cup of your favorite coffee while hearing some of the best local talent 🎶☕
Tips for the musicians are appreciated!
About the Ben Basile Duo:
Ben Basile is an electric/double bassist, educator and composer from New York’s Hudson Valley Area. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Jazz Studies from The State University of New York at New Paltz. Basile travels the world performing, currently he has performed in 30 countries, across 6 continents. Basile is also a founding member of “The Poughkeepsie Jazz Project” a group which has hosted a weekly jazz jam session in Poughkeepsie, NY for over five years running. Basile’s debut album “Two For Twenty” was released November 2016.
Skip Weinstock grew up in Westchester County, New York, and began studying jazz piano at the age of thirteen. His earliest influences include mainstream piano greats Dave Brubeck, Billy Taylor, Red Garland, Ahmad Jamal, and Bill Evans. At the Hartt School of Music, Skip was the pianist in the noted Quinnipiac Jazz Band. As a graduate student at Tufts, Skip had playing stints at Club Casablanca in Cambridge and the Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston, in addition to teaching the Jazz Workshop Class at The Cambridge Center for Adult Education. Since moving to New York City in 1986, Skip has played at many upscale Manhattan restaurants and clubs including: Club Bonafide, Silvana, Mohonk Mountain House, Cornelia Street Cafe, Canastel’s, Cafe 112, Billy’s, Village Green, Sgarlato Cafe, O’Neal’s Cafe, Annie’s, Lawrence Scott, Gilmores at South Street Seaport, and (renowned chef Thomas Keller’s) Rakel.