An acoustic night of music featuring Lydia's angelic jazz vocals, Mark's elegant guitar and Brian's tribal drums.
Inspired by greats such as Ella Fitzgerald & Sarah Vaughan, Lydia Pidlusky enjoys singing bebop as much as crooning a ballad. Praised for her angelic tone and wide range, her voice is a highlight of the Stronghold video games soundtrack which continues to have fans worldwide. Lydia regularly performs throughout the Hudson Valley, and she will be in the recording studio this month as lead vocalist for the Richard Sorce Project, preparing to release their first album of original Latin jazz. LooseKey.com
Mark Bernstein is the guitarist and co-founder of the Bernstein Bard Trio bernsteinbardtrio.com. He has performed and recorded with such artists as Willie Nelson, The Oakridge Boys, Allison Kraus, Boots Randolph, and Mel Tillis. Playing with the jazz quartet Avenues, he has shared the stage with Grover Washington, the Brecker Brothers, Dave Valentine, Kenny Rankin, and Bela Fleck; he toured for five years with 10-time Grammy Award winning Jimmy Sturr Orchestra. In addition to his busy performance schedule, Mark maintains an active private teaching practice in the Hudson Valley.
Actively involved with music for the past thirty years, Brian Melick has developed a wide range of experience as a drummer, multi hand percussionist, and as an educator. A featured artist on over 350 commercially recorded works, he has recorded and performed with such artists as: Artie and Happy Traum, Larry Coryell, John Sebastian, Amy Fraden, Pete Seeger, Wycliff Gordon, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Bela Fleck, and many more. Brian's educational programs reach all ages, and his commercial product line includes instructional books, custom instrument stands, and multiple solo recordings. Uduboy.com
Gomen Kudasai is a traditional Japanese Restaurant located in New Paltz, New York, in the heart of the Hudson Valley. A constant focus on fresh, organic ingredients, a local mindset, and simply delicious food make Gomen Kudasai the best Japanese Restaurant in New York.