We had so much fun at the Mountainview Music Festival, and will post many pictures soon…. but for right now, we are busy preparing for a visit by internationally acclaimed rock violinist Andrea Di Cesare! Andrea is one of Italy’s top violinists, and you won’t believe what musical magic he can make with his violin. He has pioneered techniques to make one violin sound like a full band. Hearing him play is truly a unique, inspiring, and rockin’ experience!
He will be spending a whole week in Binghamton! Here is his full schedule:
Sunday, May 3: Mountainview Jam, 6-8pm. He will play solo at first, and then will jam with us all afterwards.
Monday, May 4, 7pm: APP 111: Hunter RA event. Andrea will demonstrate and explain his techniques to Mountainview students, and will answer questions, and will also stick around for an acoustic jam with Dana, Bob, and whoever is up for it!
Tuesday, May 5: In the morning, he’ll be playing at Johnson City High School; in the evening, he’ll be on WHRW’s The Signal with Chris Kocher, from 7-8:30, with Dana and Bob. There will be some interviewing and some jamming going on… make sure you tune in! Listen live at 90.5 FM or online at http://www.whrwfm.org/
Thursday, May 7: In the late morning/early afternoon he’ll be performing at Union-Endicott High School. Then in the early evening he’ll jam with the Harpur Jazz Ensemble, and then will be heading over to Red’s Kettle Inn to participate in one of Upstate NY’s best weekly jams!
Friday, May 8, 9-midnight: Free show at the Cyber Cafe West, 176 Main St. in Binghamton. Andrea will be joined by Renato Milone (who has toured with Whitney Houston) on drums, and in the second set he’ll he be joined by Voodoo Highway for some cross-cultural jamming.
Saturday, May 9, 8-11pm: Gallagher’s Block Party at 92 Robinson St. in Binghamton. Bring your own lawn chair and enjoy steamed clams (or anything else from the full menu inside) while you listen to Andrea and Renato and–in the second set–Voodoo Highway rock out together. No cover.
Sunday, May 10, 6-8pm: The final jam of the semester will be one to remember, with Andrea and Renato kicking it off with a short set, and then sticking around to jam with the students. Don’t miss it!