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Schedule of events for February and March

Much as we loved our space at ZEB’s, Cobi could no longer climb the stairs every Friday night for the Open Mics, so we have moved to a new space.  As of Feb 7, Cobi Narita’s Open Mic will be at the Pearl Studios, 519 8th Ave (an elevator building!), 12th Foor, Studio A, EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT.  The day is the same, but the time has changed; it is now 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.  But the cost remains the same, only $10 for one of the best Open Mics in the city!  And it’s all due to Frank Owens, our Host and pianist, whom everyone says is the BEST PIANIST to accompany singers! So please come - Singer, Tap Dancer or Audience Member, you can’t beat the price! And it’s a great show!

Cobi Narita Presents at ZEB'S

Sat, Feb 22.  8 p.m. - Billy Harper & VOICES (Small Ensemble)  with Billy Harper, tenor sax; Jack Glottman, piano; Panagiotis Kostopoulos, drums; Kevin Smith, bass. Vocals - Sopranos: Eri Isaka, Caroline Santoro, Amber Reynolds, Jazzmeia Horn;  Altos: Emma Larsson, Dana Hanchard, Elizabeth Tomboulian, Charenee Wade, Dace Dubrova, Ruby Greenberg, Michele Smith, Emi Makabe; Tenors: John McMahon, Paul Tafoya, Lee Tomboulian; Basses: Dylan Pramuk, Klaus Mueller, Adrian Condis.

Come and meet the singers and Billy’s Trio. Come say “Hi!” to Billy. A light buffet supper will be served following the concert. $25. A Fundraising Evening.-------------- For Reservations Call :516-624-9406

Cobi Narita Presents at ZEB'S

Sun, Feb 23 - 6 to 9 p.m. - Era-Ending Party for Saeko Ichinohe. Saeko, whose dance company performed for more than 40 years in New York, across the nation and worldwide, has closed her company because she says, “It’s time”. Her dancers, both Asian and Caucasian, were among the best dancers in the industry, presenting Saeko’s choreography perfectly, lovingly, and absolutely flawlessly. Saeko, of course, danced in many of her productions. Her costumes were sumptuous, opulant, beautiful.Her dancers are now dispersed across the country, but those who can, will be at the party to dance “one more time” for their mentor, teacher and head of one of the longest running Japanese dance companies in America. Please come and let Saeko know that her dance company   will be missed. Enjoy the dancing and the costumes. A sushi-and-soul-food buffet supper will be served, following the dance presentation. $20.


There will be singers and tap dancers and others to entertain you, and you are all familiar with the fabulous George Gee Orchestra. There will be time for dancing to their great sound. Frank Owens will be on piano, and he will host the Open Mic portion of the evening. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. RESERVATIONS ARE AN ABSOLUTE MUST! Please email Gobi with reservation details at: cobijazz@optonline.net or call her at 516-624-9406. Reservations will be held until 5 p.m. If you re going to be late and wish to hold a table, prepay $45 by sending check payable to: Jazz Genter of New York, and mail to: PO Box 395, Hicksville, NY 11802·0395. Your name will be on the prepaid list at the door and you'll receive a credit for the $20 food/drink advance .. SWING 46, 349 W 46 St. (bet 8th & 9th Aves), Manhattan - 212-262-9554. -------------For Reservations Call :516-624-9406

Cobi Narita Presents at ZEB'S

Vocalists Kumiko Yamakado, Jo Marchese and Ron Saltus, with the Frank Owens Trio: Frank Owens, Music Director, piano; Lisle Atkinson, bass; Greg Bufford, drums. $15.

At Saint Peter's Church, Paul J. Ash's Life and Gifts
will be celebrated on Monday March 31, 2014, from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. The Jazz Memorial Tribute for Cobi Narita's beloved husband, Paul, who died February 5, 2014, at Syosset Hospital, Syosset, N.Y., will be hosted by the Rev. Dale R. Lind, Jazz Pastor Emeritus of Saint Peter's Church. Many artist friends of Paul's will be per- forming for him: singers, tap dancers, instrumentalists, poets, comedians, story-tellers - everyone believes that his spirit will see, hear and enjoy it all. Followed by a Coffee & Dessert Reception, the Memorial is free and open to the public. Saint Peter's Church is at 619 Lexington Ave., at the corner of E. 54th St. For further information, call Cobi at 516-922-2010; the Rev Dale R. Lind at 212-477-3510; or the Church at 212-935-2200.


ZEB'S, 223 W. 28th St (between 7th & 8th Aves), 2nd fl. Walk-Up, NYC
(above Greenwich Village Plumbing Supply)