Friday, October 1st: First Coffeehouse of the Season

September 27, 2010 at 6:48 am 3 comments

First Coffeehouse of the Season!
This Friday!

Premik Russell Tubbs
Multi-instrumentalist, jazz flute, jazz sax, etc.
A great vibe.

Steven Schmidt
His own poems and Kerouac Haikus

Anna Dagmar
Singer/songwriter, pianist


Open Mic: Maybe you!

Friday,October 1, 2010
First United Methodist Church
Rt. 110 Amityville

$7 (more if possible, less if necessary)

Info call: (631) 798-0778

Background AND Video of Premik at PeaceSmiths in 2008:


PeaceSmiths Monthly Topical, A-Typical, Folk Music, Poetry, and Whatever Coffeehouse series has evolved over its approximately thirty year existence. PeaceSmiths, Inc. organizes for peace, justice, and environmental issues. We are thankful for the mutual support of our volunteer musicians and our coffeehouse attendees!

Steven Schmidt resides in Northport, Long Island, NY. He has been a long time PeaceSmiths supporter and volunteer.

Steve’s website, the “Persistent Fool”, is an excellent source of poetry musings and happenings. Steven was the organizer of the legendary (now defunct) Z-list, an eclectic calendar of Long Island cultural events. He is a long time host of the series “Poets in Port”.

Steven often sets his poetry to music. In addition to his own work, Steven Schmidt will perform a hand-picked selection of Haikus by Jack Kerouac.

Notes on the performance of Premik Russell Tubbs and Anna Dagmar
(Premik has graced the stage at PeaceSmiths before. This will be Anna Dagmar’s premier, PeaceSmiths appearance.)

As a part of PeaceSmiths monthly Coffeehouse series, Anna Dagmar and Premik lend and blend their talents to provide a performance that will be remembered for years to come. This evening’s highlighted music program will truly fit the description of ‘a-typical, music, poetry and whatever coffeehouse’ …as one never knows what rhythms or instruments Premik might surprise us with…coupled with Anna’s seemingly effortless piano skills and lyrics that free fall. Her haunting voice and poetic storybook tunes of a folk/pop style work well with Premik’s jazz, East-West and world roots.

Anna and Premik’s unified sound is destined to take listeners on a joyous journey. The night will move fast as they play many of Anna’s songs, plus jazz standards with lacings of Premik’s originals.

Premik Russell Tubbs, a composer, arranger, producer and an accomplished multi-instrumentalist performs on various flutes, soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, Akai EWI and Yamaha WX7 wind synthesizers, and lap steel guitar.

Premik has worked with everyone from Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Ravi Shankar, Narada Michael Walden, Clarence Clemons, Ornette Coleman, Jackson Browne, Jean-Luc Ponty, Lonnie Liston-Smith, Sting, Billy Joel, and James Taylor, just to name a few. He is equally adept in pop, R&B, jazz, world and experimental genres.

To summarize the past few years Premik’s 2008 schedule led him to perform in Sting’s Rainforest Foundation Fund benefit concert Some Kinda Legacy at Carnegie Hall, extensive touring with Russian legend Boris Grebenshikov beginning in London at the Royal Albert Hall, continuing on to Dublin, Kiev, Milan, Moscow, St. Petersburg, ending the year in Vienna. May of 2009 brought Premik to California for the Narada Michael Walden Foundation, Let the Sunshine In benefit concert. On several occassions in 2009 he accompanied the contemporary Rabindrasangeet vocalist Rezwana Chowdhury Banya. May of 2010 Premik played at Carnegie Hall in the The Rainforest Fund’s 21st Birthday Celebration Benefit Concert. He performed in Bulgaria, Macedonia, Serbia, Hungary, and Croatia as part of a 2010 Balkans Tour and in June of 2010 Premik played at Sting & Trudie Styler’s NYC apartment (private dinner- fund raiser) following the Jazz at Lincoln Center performance of Twin Spirits, a celebration of composer Robert Schumann’s 200th birthday.

Premik, in conjunction with jazz pianist Uli Geissendoerfer, heads Bangalore Breakdown, an exciting, experimental jazz ensemble. They just released their first CD, titled Diary, in 2008. Premik and Uli, in 2010, will release their own collaborative CD with a Balkans/Germany tour planned for the latter end of the year. Premik also leads The Light Riders; a world, jazz, East-West quartet featuring top New York players. In 2004, Premik had released his own album, Mission Transcendence, a soulful melding of East /West, jazz and world styles. Refer to his websites for information on additional CD projects and releases.

Anna Dagmar was born in England and raised in Massachusetts. Anna has been influenced by a wide range of composers including Beethoven, Debussy, Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans and Joni Mitchell. She moved to New York City in summer of 2001, after graduating from the Eastman School of Music and has since released three full-length albums of original songs. Her most recent CD, “Let the Waves Come in Threes,” was produced by Ben Wittman (of Patty Larkin and Jonatha Brooke) and held Top 20 Positions on the National Roots Music Report, peaking at #6. The title track tells the vivid tale of a young girl whose treasured diary is swept up in an ocean storm. Another soulful ballad, “Amazed,” was chosen by British conductor Alex Douglas for a gospel arrangement and was premiered in Bristol by the Lifted Voices Choir. The album closes with a hopeful lament, Can We Be Old Friends, which evokes the period of the Civil War, and tells the story of two enemy soldiers at the end of a battle who decide to let down their arms.

Dagmar tours frequently around the US and as far as Stockholm and London and has played and recorded with many artists including Nadine Goellner, Lucy Kaplansky, Ellis Paul, Melineh Kurdian and The Lascivious Biddies. She has performed on special occasions for luminaries such as photographer Annie Leibovitz and Swedish Nobel Prize Winner, Torsten Weisel. She met saxophonist Premik Tubbs as part of an East-Meets-West quartet let by sitarist Ikhlaq Hussain, and they had the honor of performing Indo-Classical Ragas for former Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz. Dagmar’s music has been featured on compilations for Peace-Driven Songs and Children’s International. This fall, she has been included on many peace-inspired programs including The September Concerts and the UN International Day of Peace Vigil, and she looks forward to sharing an evening of uplifting music at Peacesmiths Coffeehouse.

You can find samples of PeaceSmiths performances old and new on Public Access TV on the Woodbury Cable system channel 20.

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  • 3. Kari  |  September 29, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Both surrounded by music and playing most all of his life, Premik’s talents are truly evident in his ‘improv’ abilities. Music IS language and as a multi-instrumentalist Premik is also ‘instrumentally multilingual.

    Carlos Santana discovered this back in 1978 when he invited Premik to join his opening band on a tour throughout Europe. This new sound of Santana’s was a blend of rock, jazz and fusion along with East-West influences all to played in tandem with his Latin roots..

    In a follow-up landmark album titled The Swing of Delight, Herbie Hancock was invited as co-arranger and co-musical director. Premik was now working in collaboration with Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, Ron Carter and Carlos Santana along with various Santana band members. He performed throughout the album and, as well, aided in arrangements of several of the tunes.

    Here are a couple of very recent unearthed video YouTubes from that summer tour (France concert).
    Both tunes were recorded as well on the album Swing of Delight.

    Hope you enjoy these…

    Look forward to seeing all on Friday with Anna and Premik! Cheers ~Kari

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Public Access TV

PeaceSmiths Monthly Coffeehouse and Monthly Forum can sometimes be seen on Public Access TV on the Woodbury Cable system channel 20 on the following shows:

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The banner photo is PeaceSmiths friends and banner in Washington, D.C. for a peace march on January 27, 2007. Susan is waving on the left, above the "e". Photo copyright Merly Thinanyi of Thihanyi Photography in Valley Stream.

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