New CD Available!
One night in Annapolis... Donato Soviero (guitar) and Wade Beach (piano) were scheduled to perform for Elana Byrd's jazz series at the listening-room 49 West. A last-minute call from sound engineer Med Canby afforded the opportunity to capture the evening. The resulting impromptu recording invites the listener to be the proverbial 'fly on the wall' for the evening's performance. The crowd's preference for Brazilian music and American Songbook Standards is evidenced by the tune selections here, but for good measure (and fun), Thelonious Monk and Herbie Hancock tunes were included.
Donato and Wade have been making music together since 1991 in Donato's latin-jazz group, 'Decisiones', and in various ensembles since. They can frequently be heard playing together at Donato's steady duo gig at the Tabard Inn on Tuesday nights in D.C. At the intimate space of the Tabard, Wade brings an electric keyboard which lends a different sound and approach. Interestingly, this date at 49 West was the first occasion they played together with an acoustic piano. They adapted well, and the subsequent interplay from the evening is marvelous!
New CD, For All We Know
Now Available for purchase!
Recorded Live at 49W in Annapolis, Md
Donato Soviero, guitar
Wade Beach, piano
Please visit Music Link to purchase.
Tabard Inn Continues Music
I've been playing with bassist Victor Dvoskin at the Tabard Inn on Sundays for almost 20 years. For the past 6 years, they expanded to include guitar-led duos. I'm there on Tuesdays with various great local artists. Please check the Tabard Inn Jazz Calendar for current lineup.
DC Jazz Festival
Appearing with my organ trio featuring Benjie Porecki, organ and Mark Prince, Drums at the Phillips Art Auditorium.
Duos at the Tabard Inn
11/3/13 Starting every Monday in November I'll be hosting a duo in the cozy lounge of the Tabard Inn. The Tabard Inn is located at 1739 N St NW, Washington, DC. Please visit tabard inn.com or call (202) 785 1277 for the current lineup.
Nov 4: Steve Abshire joins me on guitar. In memory of the late Dick Morgan.
Nov 11: Donato w/Lena Seikaly
Nov 18: Donato w/Steve Herberman. (That's 13 strings between us!)
Nov 25: Donato and Chuck Redd
New Group– Mars 4-tet
I'm really excited about a new group that I've been involved with for almost a year.
It's called the MARS 4-tet. Nothing to do with planetary fixations mind you (although we could go there) but rather, an acronym for the members of the band: Max Murray on bass, Jeff Antoniuk on Saxophone, Frank Russo on drums, and the "S"is me on guitar...
The group's focus is on jazz from the 70's to the present, with leanings more toward the 'modern' (whatever that means) and a healthy dose of originals, penned by myself and Jeff Antoniuk.
We have a blast playing together and usually bring some needed irreverence and humor to our sets!
Please check the schedule section or visit the MARS link to see upcoming shows.