The Scene: May

by Jane Harrison

We lost a Sullivan County legend and one of the ‘coolest cats’ ever in April. Hugh Brodie, his sax and his scats will be sorely missed. A cousin to anoth­er legend, Ella Fitzgerald, he spent his life perfect­ing his unique jazz sound. I was privileged to have met him several times at different functions before I ever heard him perform but once I did, I under­stood exactly why he was held in such high esteem by his fellow musicians. God speed, Hugh.

May is shaping up to be a jam-packed month of music! The Spring Mu­sic Series at the Rivoli in South Fallsburg kicks off on May 8, bringing sing­ers and groups into a con­cert setting with 2 acts per evening. Part of the pro­ceeds will be used to re­store the Rivoli marquee. You can find the dates and performers in the schedule below.

Also at the Rivoli, the Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop is presenting The One Act Festival, nine one-act plays performed May 9 through May 21. For more information on the plays to be performed or their directors, call the theater directly at 845-436-5336. I’ve included the dates, times and ticket price in schedule be­low.

Mondays

Every Monday: Dutch’s Open Mic, 7 p.m., 205 Rock Hill Dr., Rock Hill

May 8: Shlomo Franklin & Friends; Patty Greco, Spring Music Series at the Rivoli Theatre, 7 p.m., 5243 Main St., South Fallsburg (general admis­sion $10)

May 15: Yasgur; Slam Allen, Spring Music Se­ries at the Rivoli Theatre, 7 p.m., 5243 Main St., South Fallsburg (general admission $10)

Tuesdays

May 9 & May 23: An­other Odd Tuesday with The Greater Sullivan Search and Rescue Or­chestra, 5:30-8:30 p.m., The Brew, 280 Rock Hill Dr., Rock Hill

May 9: Moon Sauce w/ Darren Steele; On The Roxx, Spring Music Se­ries at the Rivoli Theatre, 7 p.m., 5243 Main Street, South Fallsburg (general admission $10)

May 16: Lot 14; Jazz­mosis, Spring Music Se­ries at the Rivoli Theatre, 7 p.m., 5243 Main St., South Fallsburg (general admission $10)

Wednesdays

May 10: Carol Smith and Little Sparrow; Sara Hulse Band, Spring Music Series at the Rivoli The­atre, 7 p.m., 5243 Main St., South Fallsburg (gen­eral admission $10)

Thursdays

May 4 & June 1: Open Mic and the High Falls Café, 12 Stone Dock Rd., High Falls

Fridays:

Every Friday: Al De­Fino and Larry Ravdin, Jazz standards to dine by, Sorella Pizzeria, 6-9 p.m., 3562 State Rte 55, Kauneonga Lake

May 12 & 19: One Act Festival, The Rivoli, 5243 Route 42 Main Street), South Fallsburg 7 p.m. (tickets $10)

Saturdays

May 6: Open Mic/Home Grown: host Kevin Mc­Daniel WJFF 90.5FM, 12 -1 p.m.

At The Pickled Owl, 218 Main St., Hurleyville:

May 6: Talking Machine (modern acoustic rock) 6 p.m.

May 13: The Acquain­tances (jazz to rock vari­ety) 6 p.m.

May 20: Dennis New­burg (acoustic rock) 6 p.m.

May27: Jan-Turan (edgy folk rock) 6 p.m.

At Sorella, 3562 State Rte 55, Kauneonga Lake

Every Saturday: Al De­Fino and Larry Ravdin, Jazz standards to dine by, 6-9 p.m.,

May 13 & 20: One Act Festival, The Rivoli, 5243 Route 42 (Main Street), South Fallsburg, 7 p.m. (tickets $10)

Sundays:

DeFillipis Bakery, 506 Broadway, Monticello, Music Where You Least Expect It: 11 a.m.

The Dancing Cat Sa­loon, 2037 State Rte 17B, Bethel: #ShineOn, Jazz Brunch, 11a.m. -2 p.m.,

May 14 & 21: The Rivo­li, 5243 Route 42 (Main Street), South Fallsburg; One Act Festival, 2 p.m. matinee only (tickets $10)

Until next time….