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Van Davis & The New York Horns
Mar 16, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm| Free
New York City rock/funk quartet Van Davis will play a special double-bill featuring funk/soul outfit The New York Horns on March 16 at Arlene’s Grocery (95 Stanton St., NYC). The evening starts at 7pm with an extended set by Van Davis, including a special guest appearance by the New York Horns. The New York Horns take the stage at 8:30pm.
Van Davis, a NYC-based vocal-driven rock/funk band, is fresh off the release of their latest recording Come With Me. The March 16th event will include the debut of new material along with hits from their recent album. Guitarist Jake Ezra Schwartz is the guitarist for Broadway’s The Book of Mormon, and lead vocalist Abena Koomson appeared on Broadway in Fela!
The New York Horns are an all-star band composed of current and former members of legendary Jersey soul-rock band Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, backed by Saturday Night Live drummer Shawn Pelton. The New York Horns have shared the stage with the Allman Brothers, Debbie Harry, and Little Feat.
Members of Van Davis and the New York Horns have an extensive working history. Van Davis’ Schwartz was a student of New York Horns guitarist Glenn Alexander and has worked with drummer Shawn Pelton, playing guitar for SNL rehearsals and pre-records for the show. Van Davis vocalist Abena Koomson studied under Glenn Alexander while attending college at Sarah Lawrence, where Glenn is an adjunct professor.
Monday, March 16
Van Davis/New York Horns double-bill
95 Stanton St
New York, NY 10002
7pm sharp – Van Davis
Abena Koomson – vox
Jake Ezra Schwartz – guitar
Jon Price – bass
Patrick Carmichael – drums
8:30pm – New York Horns
Chris Anderson – trumpet
John Isley – saxophones
Neal Pawley – trombone
Glenn Alexander – guitar & vocals
Jeff Kazee – keyboards, organ & vocals
Tony Tino – bass
Shawn Pelton – drums & percussion