FREDDY'S 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY !!! in the Backroom- Strip Darling's ".. on par with artists such as Tori Amos, Portishead and Florence & The Machine." "torchy brooders and sultry upbeat jams." -Time Out New York / 10pm BIG BAND: 11pm JAN FEB MARCHING BAND / 8pm Zack Glass: -FRONTROOM @ 11pm -on 1915 Piano – IDA BLUE with MARA KAYE

Fri 1 Feb 2013 - 9: pm

Brooklyn, NY

8pm Zack Glass: Country folk rock music. “..vocals and layers of instruments combine to create something both new and comfortably familiar. This is a genuine return to roots accomplishment.” -Christie Free
9pm STRIP DARLING: “..atmospheric local indie-pop outfit fronted by the angelic-voiced keyboardist Jacque Ryal, celebrates its new full-length, Mend. .. impressively … encompassing torchy brooders and sultry upbeat jams.” –Time Out New York The Interrobang’s Filtered Excellence says: Strip Darling’s ” moody, atmospheric …very much on par with artists such as Tori Amos, Portishead & Florence & The Machine.”













10pm BIG BAND: The new music project of Kenneth Casey Swoyer (and the occasional guest). Drawing on the horrors of past projects, Big Band seeks to stabilize itself within a few different musical arenas. With a guitar, modular synthesizer, and clarinet.

11pm JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCHING BAND is the music collaboration of Craig Deardorff (vocals), Adam Hopkins (bass), Aaron Gause (trumpet/keys), TJ Huff (guitar), Mike Ross (drums), Danny Gouker (trumpet), Eric Trudel (reeds). Dance (sort of) party. full tilt

—————————                                                                                                       Come celebrate another anniversary of the best bar in Brooklyn with blues, booze and a real good time.                     11pm Front room- IDA BLUE (1915 Piano) Spun-out chops on stride Piano and a sweet beast on Trombone.  Miss Ida’s true-toned vocal trills set this prohibition-era trio off to a good ole, deep-down dirty night filled with raunchy songs and a stiff batch of Freddy’s Bar.

Mara Kaye @ Fred's 1915 Piano (from New Years Eve)

Mara Kaye

Ida Blue is Mara Kaye. “Mara Kaye’s voice bears a resemblance to Mamie Smith or Sippie Wallace, though with slower tempi, hers is a more introverted style, to which she adds a Betty-Boop-like coy, knowing coquetterie, and a subtlety not apparent on the original records.” — Seth Gilman, New York City Music Culture Journalist,
Jim Fryer – Trombone (Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, The Titan Hot Seven)
Adam Platt – Piano (Dance Fight, Sweetpro)
“(Adam) He has everything he needs and more. I can’t imagine he won’t soon be recognized as one of the greatest.” –Dave Brubeck

“Jim Fryerbegan his career as age 16 in the Boston area.  In the more than 3 decades since, he has toured internationally; recorded as a bandleader and sideman; and played television, radio, theaters, jazz clubs, and concert halls in a variety of musical settings.  First and foremost an exceptional jazz trombonist at ease in any style, he has become especially noted as one of the foremost traditional jazz exponents on the scene today.”

Adam Platt began playing the piano at the age of four. The recipient of several awards growing up including DownBeat Magazine’s student music awards, and winning the High School Jazz Piano division at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival (first when he was 10 years old, the youngest winner ever). Adam has since attended New England Conservatory as well as Berklee College of Music studying with, Joanne Brackeen, Michael Cain, Bob Moses, and many others.


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