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Spaghetti Eastern Music with Jenny Amlen at KGB Red Room Lounge
Jun 3, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:55 pm| $5
The next monthly event at the KGB Bar Red Room Lounge by critical-acclaimed Spaghetti Eastern Music with dancer Karen Wahl will be another epic, featuring an interlude set and collaboration with songwriter Jenny Amlen and supporting riffin’ by bass playing music journo Tom Semioli ( man with impeccable chops and grammar!)
Spaghetti Eastern Music is the solo project of NYC based guitarist/keyboardist Sal Cataldi. On his new album, “Sketches of Spam” and in performance, Cataldi fuses Eastern beat and funk-influenced guitar instrumentals with acoustic vocal tunes, much of it performed to the moves of his bellydancing collaborator Karen Wahl. Time Out New York writes: “Cataldi’s largely instrumental, Eastern-influenced jams are infused with some delicate guitar work and hauntingly moody atmosphere,” while The New York Times proclaims Cataldi has “a beat unmistakably his own.” Called “truly excellent” by The Village Voice, “triumphantly funkified” by UPI, “beautiful and unique by WFUV’s “Mixed Bag and “wonderfully melodic and off-center” by WFMU’s Irene Trudel. www.reverbnation.com/spaghettieasternmusic
Jenny Amlen has been singing and writing songs most of her life. She grew up playing piano and learned guitar to expand her songwriting. Jenny has performed in the US, Europe, Asia, Australia, Northern Africa, and the Caribbean and can belt out the blues, improvise melodies with Middle Eastern influence or croon a silky sweet ballad using her three-octave range. Being fascinated by eastern raga, she studied raga in India with Terry Riley and La Monte Young. She has collaborated and recorded with Kennan Keating of Hit and Run publishing, Windham Hill’s Michael Harrison and Coati Mundi from Kid Creole and the Coconuts. “Stories to Tell” is her latest CD to be released on June 8th, 2016, produced and recorded by David Amlen at MSR studios. Stories to Tell incorporates classic rock influence with Jenny’s unique storytelling and songwriting style. More info: www.jennyamlen.com