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Smooth Jazz for Scholars 2013 dates/lineup January 28, 2013

Posted by Mike C. in Jazz, Music, Personal.

You read the headline correctly.  For the first time in Smooth Jazz for Scholars’ 11-year history, there will be two shows, both at the Parsons Complex Auditorium in Milford, Connecticut.  Keyboardist Jay Rowe, the man behind SJFS, writes:

The Smooth Jazz For Scholars show will be held on [Friday] 4/26/13 and [Saturday] 4/27/13.  The line-up for 4/26 is Alex Bugnon, Marc Antoine, Nick Colionne and Nelson Rangell.  The line-up for 4/27 is Jeff Golub, Marion Meadows, Chieli Minucci and saxophonist Vincent Ingala.  Tickets are $40 each for each night and $70 each for both nights.  Tickets can be purchased by sending a check or money order payable to Smooth Jazz For Scholars Inc. to P.O. Box 3723 Milford, CT. 06460.  Please be sure to include your return address and tickets will be mailed to you immediately upon receipt of order and payment.  For additional info call 203-415-8878.

I will be on hand for both nights.  This will be my seventh year in attendance.

Friday, April 26
Alex Bugnon (“boon-YON”)
Marc Antoine
Nick Colionne
Nelson Rangell (“ran-JELL”)

Saturday, April 27
Jeff Golub
Marion Meadows
Chieli Minucci (“key-L-e min-OO-chee”)
Vincent Ingala

Tickets: $40 each for one night, $70 each for both nights

Tickets can be purchased by check or money order payable to:
Smooth Jazz For Scholars Inc.
P.O. Box 3723
Milford, CT  06460

Include your return address.

For more information, call: 203-415-8878

Here is how the singular 2012 show went.

5/27 UPDATE: Sorry I didn’t share the links sooner, but here are recaps of this year’s first night and second night.


Riding the Staten Island and West Shore Expressways January 20, 2013

Posted by Mike C. in Personal, Photography, Travel.
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Picking up where Riding the Belt Parkway left off, the focus of the pictures in this post is the Staten Island Expressway and West Shore Expressway.

The pics were taken on the way to my friends’ housewarming party in Howell, New Jersey.

On the Staten Island Expressway, Exits 15S and 14:

Exit 10:

Exit 9:


Exit 7:

Exit 6:

Exit 5, NY 440 South (West Shore Expressway):

On the West Shore, Exit 8:


Exit 7:


As you saw above, two of the expressways’ exits overlap.

Exit 5:

Exit 4:


Exit 3:

Exit 2:



Exit 1, Arthur Kill Road (again):


The Outerbridge Crossing:

After crossing the Crossing, my parents and me were in New Jersey.  In another hour, we arrived in Howell.