A friend in NYC asked me last year “don’t you get bored up there?” There’s this mis-conception that we’re a bit dull up here in the mountains, not edgy enough or uncultured. Not so, my friends, for right on my doorstep, literally a hop, skip and jump is the Spills and Sunday night, March 15th, there’ll be live jazz featuring Eric Rosen, Nina Sheldon and Rich Syracuse. What better way to round off the week than lounging around in the Spillian bar listening to live jazz? Spillian, a place to revel, is a unique location in that it’s a boutique hotel that’s wild at heart and a-fire with desire to make you dream, play and “imagine past what you think is possible”. The only goal of proprietors Leigh Melander and Mark Somerfield is that you revel. Last time I meandered with Melander at the Spills, I started to read aloud from a Charles Bukowski novel and instead of being politely shushed and shuffled into a corner, I was given a piano accompaniment (until a dog started howling). For the second year in a row, Spillian has been hosting Soup Sundays and Soup Salons with Voices From the Catskills co-produced by Chris Hensley, a music industry veteran. The Catskills is the place where artists and producers come to produce the entertainment they love and despite our sleepy reputation most of us are crushing it.
Next Sunday at Spillian:
A superb jazz trio with Eric Rosen on Alto Sax, featuring vocalist Nina Sheldon on piano and vocals and Rich Syracuse on bass.
Sunday, March 15
Performance begins at about 4 PM
Dinner at 5:30 PM
They soup dinners are prix fixe, all-you-can-eat hearty soup, salad, bread, a sweet treat for dessert, and tea or coffee. Cash bar is open with some great drink specials.
Roundtable and Meal: $25
Please RSVP at 800-811-3351 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-produced by Spillian and Chris Hensley.
Co-sponsored by the Phoenicia International Festival of The Voice.
*** Correction: an earlier version of this post mistakenly stated the wrong Sunday and that the jazz would be “smooth”. The jazz will most definitely not be “smooth”.