Friday, December 28, 2012

Long Live the King!!!!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Ahmad Ali

Ahmad Ali

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

PHOTOS: Musical Group Snap Plays Main Street

It was the last show of the season. Did you enjoy it?
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Musical group Snap had the crowd swinging Friday evening at Russ Savatt Park on Main Street. The show was the finale in the Musical Moments in Kings Park concert series and kicked off a beautiful Labor Day weekend.
Who is counting the days until Memorial Day?
Related Topics: Musical Moments In Kings Park, SNAP, and Things to do in Kings Park

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Ahmad Ali Music and Wine Tour.

The Fun Starts at Russ Savatt Park
Kings Park, 7:30 with the Snap Band.Then Saturday we Start at Noon in Long Island Wine country, with the Ahmad Ali Duo at Baiting Hollow Farm.We then go to the New North Fork Tasting Room, and for dinner at the Lobster Roll North side at 4-8pm and wind up at Clovis Point Sunday 1:30-4:30.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Ahmad Ali at Windmill Wednesdays

Ahmad Ali at Windmill Wednesdays
Ahmad Ali
Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring

Windmill Wednesdays
Free Music series in August
Every Wednesday in August, 4-6PM
4PM - 6PM 
Sag Harbor Windmill
Long Wharf, Sag Harbor

This Wednesday, August 22, will feature the
Ahmad Ali
Raising awareness and donations for the Windmill Restoration Project, the Chamber also hopes this free music series will add to the spirit of summer in the village! Watch the yachts sail out for the Wednesday races and stick around for dinner, shopping or the latest show at Bay Street Theatre.

Bring a beach blanket or chair and enjoy the view along with great local Jazz, Reggae, World-music, Alt. Country, Americana, Motown, R&B, Rock, Pop and original music.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Satuday 8/4/12

2nd Annual North Fork
Concert to benefit

Ahmad Ali and Kim Tetrault
Saturday, August 4
5-8 pm

Main Road
Southold, NY
Tickets at the door $12

For more information:
Ron Rothman 631.765.3770 Hazel Kahan 631.298.5540

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Weekday event!

Brown Bag Lunch Concerts
Dr.  King Park, Main St. Bay Shore Tuesdays at 12:30 PM; co-sponsored by Bay Shore BID & Islip Arts Council                                                          
Ahmad Ali                        Tuesday, August 14
Ahmad Ali and Friends have been wowing audiences throughout Long Island by performing classics from Sinatra, Motown, Blues, Smooth Jazz, and Pop Classics.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

press release

Feb. 9, 2012, 3:19 p.m. EST

Jazz and Wine Bring Music Fans to Ronkonkoma, NY Hotels

Six Weekends of Great Rates at the SpringHill Suites Long Island Brookhaven

BELLPORT, NY, Feb 09, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- For the fifth year in a row, the annual JAZZ on the Vine musical festival returns, bringing great music and wine to the east end of Long Island. And for those looking to get a great deal on a room, rates at the SpringHill Suites Long Island Brookhaven, among hotels near Long Island wineries, start at just $89 a night.

From February 11th through March 18th, guests at Patchogue, NY hotels can join jazz fans for six music-filled weekends. For just $15, get admission to any of the festival's shows plus a glass of wine. Performances are held in numerous Long Island wineries, and include performances by the Philip Dizack Quartet, Pearl Street Band, Matt Marshak, Heather Hardy, Dwayne Kerr, the Bakithi Kumalo Band, Ahmad Ali, and many more. For more information on the festival and the full line-up of performers, visit .

Guests who take advantage of the great rates at the SpringHill Suites Long Island Brookhaven, among Ronkonkoma, NY hotels, will be close to all the festival venues, in addition to the area's major attractions. Between musical performances, explore the beautiful beaches in the Hamptons, get great shopping deals at Tanger Outlets, sip the day away at wineries, or marvel at the beauty of the sea at Atlantis Marine World.

To learn more about staying at the SpringHill Suites Long Island Brookhaven for the JAZZ on the Vine festival, visit the hotel website at , where you can book rooms, discover great hotel packages, and explore nearby Medford, New York attractions.

About the SpringHill Suites Long Island Brookhaven The SpringHill Suites Long Island Brookhaven puts you in the center of it all, whether beaches or business meetings are what bring you here. Located just minutes from the Long Island MacArthur Airport, suites at this Brookhaven hotel offer generous amenities. Whip up a quick snack with the mini-fridge and microwave; settle in for work at the large desk with high-speed Internet access; relax with premium channels and pay-per-view on the flat-screen cable TV; or tuck the kids in the pull-out sofa bed while you relax with a cup of coffee or tea. In the morning, wake refreshed and ready to go. Start with a complimentary breakfast buffet, a quick run at the fitness center, or a dip in the indoor pool. If you're here for work, this Long Island hotel is just minutes from Motorola, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Siemens, and Boeing. If fun brings you to this Bellport hotel, attractions including the Hamptons, Atlantis Marine World, Tanger Outlets, and Long Island wineries are all nearby. A convenient airport location (and free airport shuttle) makes the SpringHill Suites Long Island Brookhaven a great choice for meetings and social functions, with more than 1,360 sq ft of event space.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Let me invite you to our fourth monthly "Saturday Showcase & Salon" to benefit WBAI -- entry is only $5, no minimum!

Come meet your favorite WBAI personalities. Excellent food, great music and radical politics in downtown Manhattan.

Saturday, February 4th, 2012
1 pm – 4 pm
at the Lafayette Grill and Bar
54-56 Franklin Street
in downtown Manhattan
(3 blocks south of Canal Street, between Lafayette and Broadway)
All trains to Canal St., or #1 train to Franklin St.

This month FEATURING:

* Stand-up comedian Katie Halper -- comic, writer, blogger, satirist and filmmaker. AND,

* Guest Speaker: Gary Null (in person), on "Who's poisoning the planet and what we can do about it." Gary's natural health and political commentaries can be heard every weekday at noon on WBAI, and on the internet over the Progressive Radio Network. Questions and comments are welcome; AND,

* The Big Road Blues Band, exploring the roots of the Blues (musically, as well as politically). Performing material from their latest album, "Crossroots". Big Road Blues Band is: Alan Podber--vocals, guitars, mandolin, harmonica; Ricky Eisenberg--vocals, guitars; Myriam Valle--vocals, guitars, mandolin, triangle; Ken Ficara--harmonica, guitar; Come meet your favorite WBAI personalities. Excellent food, great music and radical politics in downtown Manhattan. Deborah Monlux--fiddle; Jim Porter--frottoir. AND,

* Opera singer Katie Kat, in a return engagement! Katie brought down the house last month with her performance of Puccini's "Quando men vo" from La Boheme;

* R&B & funk guitarist extraordinaire Ahmad Ali, host of Stony Brook (WUSB) radio's "Cafe Ali" (and who sometimes co-hosts late night shows on WBAI), joined by WBAI's Ibrahim Gonzalez on the congas and Gary Cobin on harmonica.

* Topical singer-songwriter and jokester Marcy Gordon (the singing lawyer);

* Unfortunately, Rorie Kelly is recovering from some sort of serious respiratory infection and has no voice! So she won't be able to sing this month, though she might show up with CDs anyway;

Several surprise guests!

There'll be excellent Mediterranean food and drink, free hors d'oeuvres, and a bottle of wine as one of the door prizes (compliments of Dino, the owner of the Lafayette Grill); and mucho reading material & CDs. So come early, and stay late!

Entrance cost: Just $5 and no minimum ­ we want to pull together our communities and thank WBAI members, management and staff, enjoy each other's company -- not soak WBAI listeners for what little funds they have! (And if you can't afford even that, don’t sweat it! No one turned away for lack of funds.)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Saturday Jan. 14 2-4pm, Saturday Salon

Saturday Jan. 14 2-4pm
Lafayette Grill and Bar, 54 Franklin Street
(Between Lafayette + Broadway)

Quickly becoming Saturday afternoon’s downtown go-to destination, Saturday Salon features up and coming musical talent and speakers on contemporary issues.

Performances by:

-Alan Podber, Brooklyn-based Blues historian and guitarist on loan to us from the Big Road Blues Band. Alan just uncovered a freedom song that LeadBelly wrote in 1948 which has likely not been heard in public since 1949, the year he died - until now! Alan will be joined by Big Road members Ricky Eisenberg and Ken Ficara.
-Bryan & Marcy
(Marcy-the singing lawyer, from the People’s Republic of Brooklyn)
R&B guitarist extraordinaire Ahmad Ali
-Katie Kat,
Street Opera performer, who will sing Puccini’s, “Quando men vo” from La Boheme.
-Howard Brandstein
(Coordinator of the Sixth Street Community Center as well as NY State Against Genetic Engineering) will be this month’s featured speaker, and will update us on the latest from the anti-GMO and “safe food” movement.

”An impressive combination of entertainment combined with informative thought provoking dialogues in an old time European atmosphere- reminds me of Paris in the 30′s.”

Excellent Mediterranean food and drink will be available. Free hors d’oeuvres for early-birds (hummous, baba ganouj, etc.). Entrance is $5 to benefit WBAI.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

History of Rhythm & Blues
A Musical Review with Ahmad Ali

Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
At the Mastic Beach Property Owner's Association Clubhouse
1 Neighborhood Rd, Mastic Beach, NY

History of Rhythm & Blues Heat up your weekend with a smooth and soulful journey through R&B music with local artist Ahmad Ali and his band.