Warwick Wine Garden and Piano Bar to feature Tim Mullally and 'Jazz Cadre'

| 22 Nov 2016 | 07:39

WARWICK ­— Live musical entertainment is standard fare at the Warwick Wine Garden and Piano Bar, 22 McEwen St. in the Village of Warwick.
And on Sunday, Dec. 11, from 3 to 6 p.m. the popular club will feature Tim Mullally and his "Jazz Cadre."
Mullally will be performing old jazz favorites along with his accompanist Marilyn Conklin on keyboards, Mike Aiese on bass and Frank Gloss on drums.
Many residents know Mullally from his appearances in numerous musical theater performances or as the co-owner of Style Counsel and Blue clothing shops on Main Street.
But now he's dusting off his "fake Books," a jazz term for a collection of musical lead sheets intended to help a performer quickly learn and perform new songs.
Although Mullally has been involved with musical theatre for ten years and counting, he said that he always had a passion for the jazz standards and the songs from the proverbial "American songbook."
When living in Manhattan some 30 years ago, he played the cabaret circuit and performed in such clubs as Don't tell Mama, Mr. Sam's, The Five and Dime, The Knitting Factory, Trixies and the Duplex.
An interesting story is that Mullally actually had the actor, pianist and songwriter Harry Connick Jr. as his accompanist for many gigs, playing together for about three years.
"I met Harry when he first moved to New York City and he was living in the 92nd Street Y," recalled Mullally. "I needed an accompanist and it was at the Empire Diner on Eighth Avenue where I discovered him playing an upright piano in the corner. We hit it off and had a great partnership for a few years."
- Roger Gavan