Winter Jazz Warms the Bookshop

Some Monk tunes, “Olio”, “Here’s That Rainy Day” and a beautiful traditional hymn often performed by John Fahey… just some of the numbers performed by jazz bassist Steve Shaughnessy and guitarist Bryan Campbell at Canio’s recently.  A beautiful way to close out 2012 despite the stormy weather that night. Snug inside the bookshop and before an intimate appreciative audience, these two fine musicians seemed to pull notes out of the air each complementing the other in a respectful collaboration. Shaughnessy and Campbell often play at the Bay Burger Jazz Jam, and we’re happy to note, will be performing weekly in a quintet at World Pie in Bridgehampton beginning Thursday, January 10 from 8 to 11 p.m.

Campbell is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Jazz Performance at Queen’s College. He is a gifted artist with a long career ahead of him.  Shaughnessy, a master musician in both classical and jazz performance,  a long time member of the South Fork Chamber Orchestra, is also a music educator. He and jazz guitarist Tom DePetris have collaborated for decades particularly when DePetris headed up the jazz fusion band Solar popular on the East End. DePetris was scheduled to appear at Canio’s as he has many times before, but bad weather changed that. We hope to welcome Tom back another time.

On this late December night, the lovely notes of  “I Fall In Love Too Easily” swirled  among the poetry and art books, and seemed to say it all!

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