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Felix Cabrera Band: The Face Of Blues

March 5, 2017 @ 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

| $14.00

A regular act at the Metropolitan Room, The Felix Cabrera Band always leaves the audience screaming and begging for more. They perform a wide assortment of American Musics with the emphasis on blues and jazz, with a slight schmear of Latino spice.
“Cabrera owns a distinctive singing voice & his harmonica playing has a depth of character forged out of influences like Little Walter & James Cotton.” Frank Hadley, Downbeat.
“Cabrera, a Cuban-born singer and blue-harp blower is home with Butterfield and Blakey…”
Gene Kalmbach, College Music Journal
In his fifth decade as a professional musician, Felix Cabrera has matured & mellowed like a fine wine. Known as one of the finest serious blues harper players alive, Felix was part of the burgeoning NYC blues scene in the early 70s and is still one of the most respected names in NYC blues.
He & Arthur Neilson began the A Train Blues Band with Brian Bisesi, and later that evolved into Felix & the Havanas. Felix is a founding lifetime member of Jimmy Vivino’s Black Italians, THE NYC band of the 1990s. Since Conan O’ Brien took Jimmy. Mike & James to L.A., Vivino has reunited The Balck Italians for shows, a record, & TV appearances several times. He’s played wih countless greats & celebrities, such as Phoebe Snow & Bill Murray. check out www.felixcabrera.com
Arthur Neilson.: Felix and Arthur been playing together for 42 years now. Essentially blues powerhouse Shemekia Copeland’s bandleader since her career began, and a solo artist as well, Arthur holds this band close to his heart. One of the greatest guitarists of our time, Arthur Neilson is one of these guys you can count on to fit into and grace any musical situation, and play the perfect parts.
Billy Schroeder: Felix’s drummer & musical compadre of almost 40 years, Billy swings like nobody’s business. He’s one of those Texas drummers that you can count on. Billy originally came to NYC from Texas with Louisiana Red.. Enough said.
Phil Butler: Felix’s long time bassist. Phil has a tone and a feel that is tailor made for Felix. .He’s an old school player, but, with the grease that you need. Phil pops up all over NY & New Jersey in many bands. If you don’t know him, and this is the first time you come to see Felix, you may recognize him anyway.


March 5, 2017
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
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Metropolitan Room
34 West 22nd Street
New York, New York 10010

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