TUE.01.FEB Celebrating James P Johnson with Rossano Sportiello 

 December 1, 2021

By  Evan

About This Event:

On Tuesday, 1 February, 2022 at 5 PM (NY time), piano virtuoso Rossano Sportiello celebrates the "Father of Stride Piano" James P. Johnson for episode #64 of his live-stream "Live @ the Flat in Greenwich Village." Hang out with us on FB from Rossano's page or YouTube from his channel.


Tuesday, 01 Feb,, 2022

5pm-6pm ET


Rossano Sportiello, piano 

Jon-Erik Kellso, trumpet

Evan Christopher, clarinet

Kevin Dorn, drums



This event is free. Donations are possible here

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Latest Facebook Posts:

Yes!! This Tuesday evening, my one-year ban from Mona's Bar N.Y.C. ends and I will perform in Dennis Lichtman’s absence! No, it was never proven that the clarinet-coup last November was “planned” by me (it was *not*!), but witness accounts and cellphone video evidence showed that I instigated and incited a takeover by no less than seven additional clarinetists (six pictured here). Related charges included weaponization of the altissimo register, gratuitous use of Eb7, nearly a full octave above where the clarinet can or should be played safely (think 90s Mariah Carey… not good), discrimination against saxophonists in attendance, and aggressive use of background riffs to harass players into taking longer solos. It has been a long year, I have learned from my mistakes and I promise to try to be on my best behavior. I thank the musicians in advance for giving me another chance. ... See MoreSee Less
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