I’m getting more and more excited as the date gets closer thinking about upcoming Wednesday’s gig at Lanza’s with Toru and Steve. Simply we haven’t played together quite a while, and I missed them so much! It will be a fun evening – I guarantee.
To give you a heads-up, I will bring my new album, Heart’s Calling. (I have even set up my Square credit card reader, and now can accept both cash and credit card for your payment. How about that?)
Now, here are some background of Wednesday performance that you might be curious to know:
This performance is a part of “Wednesday Jazz Dinner” series curated by Ms. Yuko Ito and presented by Lanza’s. MAMIKO 3 will be the 3rd program they are putting together. It’s a casual dinner show consists of music and dinner in one package, $29.95. This covers music, 1 appetizer, 1 entree, and 1 drink. (I just stopped by the other day, and had a meal there. You are going to have a hearty, Italian meal and your choice of beverage – wine, beer or champagne. I couldn’t finish my entree and ended up taking home!)
Lanza’s is a small Italian restaurant nestles in East Village with a rich history of Manhattan and Italian immigrants. The place was established back in 1904 and is renowned for one of the oldest restaurants in Manhattan. They serve authentic Italian-American classic dishes in Southern Italian flair. If you are one of those flick fans or Woody Allen fanatics, Lanza’s is a featured location in the movie, “Manhattan Murder Mystery.” (check out #4 in this site.)
BTW… mozzarella cheese was served in a perfect room temperature, the way it should be served. It’s always nice to be able to invite you when the music and food are both tasty – you know what I mean? See you on Wednesday, the 24th!
Wednesday, June 24
JAZZ DINNER at LANZA’S (East Village)
168 First Avenue, New York, NY 10009
1st set: 8:30-9:30PM
2nd set: 10:00-11:00PM
Mamiko Taira (vocal)
Toru Dodo (keyboard)
Steve Whipple (bass)
$29.95 includes Music cover and Pre-fix (1 “generous” drink, 1 appetizer, 1 entree)
Special Note from Lanza’s:
Lanza’s appreciates your patronage, and accepts credit cards for the table bill over $45.