2012-06-06 04:06:06 UTC
2010 at place called Alouette in New York City. They feature jazz
guitar on Tuesdays. Here is the lineup:
Alouette has been struggling for the past two years trying to stay
afloat. These hard economic times are affecting everyone, especially
They do good business, often every table taken, but high interest
loans, high rent, and annual taxes which have more than tripled in the
last two years have forced them to file for Chapter 11
You may have read about this: LivingSocial and Chase have teamed up
with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to launch Mission: Small Business,
which will award $250,000 grants to each of up to a dozen small firms
across the country.
Alouette has applied for one of the grants thru www.missionsmallbusiness.com
- however, in order to even be considered they need to get a minimum
of 250 votes at that site. If you go to that link you write in -
Alouette- and -New York State- and -New York City-. This grant would
help them get out of Ch. 11 and stay in business.
Alouette is a wonderful place on the Upper West Side of New York. We
see locals and also people from all over the world. Many musicians,
theater people, and music and arts lovers live nearby and are
My fellow guitarists who play at Alouette agree with me that the
owners, Jon and Mayra Pardo, husband and wife, are great people to
work for. Both born in Cuba and raised in the U.S. (Cubans owning a
French restaurant? very New York!), they grew up with guitar music and
love having live music at Alouette. I'm sure you all know that steady
live music gigs are vanishing, everywhere. I've had some great steady
gigs in NY over the years; Alouette is the one I've enjoyed the most.
We would greatly appreciate it if you would vote for Alouette, a vote
for them is also a vote for live music!