Wow! Singing in New York’s Broadway Theatre District

donttellmamainterior1In October, I performed in New York City (my home town) at the famous Don’t Tell Mama. Many thanks to friends and family who attended. Big fun for everyone. Thank you also to Seth Bisen-Hersh, musical director, who accompanied me superbly on piano.

Singing in New York City at Don’t Tell Mama

mammaHaving fun in rehearsal for my vocal performance in New York City at the famous Don’t Tell Mama, located on renowned Restaurant Row in the Broadway theatre district. In addition, a big thank you to Seth for putting together live entertainment with his talent showcase for singers.

Superb Audience at The Music Village in Brussels

musicvillageaugustOn August 4, The New Yorkers presented yet another concert at the Music Village in Brussels, rated among the Top 3 jazz clubs in Europe by CNN TV. It was a full house and superb audience, showing lots of appreciation for our repertoire from the Great American Songbook with an international heart. Thank you to all

Another Concert at The Music Village in Brussels

July Gig at the Music Village Having fun in rehearsal with “The New Yorkers” for another concert at the top jazz club in Brussels. Excited too about performing with our special guest musicians. In addition, a big thank you to New York designer Bruce Sugarman for his superbly creative graphics.

Tom's Appearance on National TV in Belgium

tomRecently, I appeared on national television in Belgium on VTM's new program called The Voice Senior.  It was big fun to qualify through several auditions, participate in rehearsals at the TV studio and to perform on their fabulous sound stage. Got to know the TV producers, orchestra and, in particular, many fellow 'senior' singers.  Watch an excerpt!

Tom McGuire on The Voice Senior

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjcXvgN-U64

 

Tom McGuire. Vocalist. Presents The Great American Soingbook and modern classic standards

Image2smallHaving fun in rehearsal with “The New Yorkers” jazz band. Getting ready for our next concert at The Music Village in central Brussels, presenting The Great American Songbook. Robin Bollada (piano), Peter Maguire (trombone), Ramon van Merkenstein (double bass), Lieven Venken (drums) and Tom McGuire (vocals), together with special guests Ania Semkina (piano) and Michel Mainil (sax).

The Joy Of The Unexpected

Abrussel restaurant Brussels It's a not infrequent aspect of the jazz scene - "Hey can you do a gig for me. Like tomorrow. You can. Great."

So we found ourselves performing at a very agreeable restaurant the Abrussel situated in Rue des Chapeliers 30, 1000 Brussels. Most congenial management. Most convivial evening. Myself, Tom McGuire, Peter Maguire on Trombone and Roger Brawn on Guitar. The great American Songbook, vocal and instrumental. To add to the joys an appreciative audience.

A photograph of Roger and Peter. Where am I ? Well somebody had to take the picture.

Tom McGuire at In Vino Veritas, Waterloo, Belgium

tmwithfabVery excited to have a scheduled upcoming appearance at In Vino Veritas, one of the most lively rooms on the jazz music scene in Waterloo, Belgium.

I will join leading sax player Michel Mainil on Saturday, March 9, together with his top jazz band. It’s a tribute to Frank Sinatra. Starts at 8:30 pm.

Let Audience Feel Something

Musicians UniteRecently, jazz musician and friend Peter Maguire drew my attention to Musicians Unite, created by musicians who help their fellow musicians of all ages, styles and skill levels to achieve their musical goals. This community is positive, fun and inspiring. Indeed, what Musicians Unite says about musical performance strikes a chord !!!

The Jazztette plus Tom McGuire at the Felix

felixThe Jazztette band is led by legendary musician Peter Maguire (trombone), performing frequently at Felix, a cozy space for appreciating jazz music, which is in Tervuren, a suburb of Brussels. I love singing at Felix along with The Jazztette as we delight our audience with some of our favorites from the Great American Songbook.

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