WRITTEN BY ANGELA BARBUTI ON JULY 23, 2014.
POSTED IN ARTS OUR TOWN, ARTS OUR TOWN DOWNTOWN, ARTS WEST SIDE SPIRIT.
Musician Joe Gianono on Blue Note, turning pages at the ballet, and getting his songs on television.
New Yorkers can find inspiration in their neighborhoods just by simply stepping outside. Joe Gianono, a longtime Upper West Sider, frequently writes music as he walks home on Columbus Avenue. His career spans decades, and includes a gig with Blood Sweat & Tears, page turning for the pianist at the New York City Ballet, and arranging for Broadway.
I met him at A.G. Kitchen, one of his favorite local spots, and we discussed his songs, and how New York has influenced his music. He said, “I can’t imagine living anywhere else. Things move; it’s never boring. I mean I can go to Birdland at 5 o’clock and Dizzy’s at 6.” READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE ...