Multi-award-winning singer/songwriter Bobby Belfry, along with world-class guitarist Kevin Lutke and his Trio, have created a new set of socio-political jazz/folk/rock inspired contemporary pop music that has been burning up The Hudson Valley, with concerts at The Illuminated Concert Festival in Newburgh, Maureen’s Jazz Cellar in Nyack, and the Fanwood Concert Series. Press notes indicate that the goal is uplifting music “empowered with a bit of humor, which is exactly what the arts could use in these tumultuous political times.”
Mr. Belfry has performed at The White House, The Kennedy Center, and Lincoln Center, in addition to countless theatres and nightclubs throughout the country and abroad. He is a featured artist in the music documentary This Time and has three albums of music on iTunes and several streaming sites. “Bobby Belfry is one to savor, embrace, and lend the hand of fame to,” said Billboard Magazine.
Mr. Lutke has a Masters Degree in jazz guitar and composition from NYU, and has performed with countless jazz luminaries throughout his career. Like Belfry, he has three CDs of original and cover music available on iTunes and other streaming services.
The group is rounded out by Jay Brunka on upright bass, and John Romagnoli on percussion.
The concert at The Metropolitan Room, 32 West 22 Street in Manhattan on Thursday, August 3, at 7 PM is the group’s NYC debut. There is a $15 Cover, $25 food/drink minimum.
Purchase tickets online at www.metropolitanroom.com
A new album of the music performed in the show is in the works on the DEKO music label.