The Jamie Cantor Memorial Concert feat. Brandon "Taz" Niederauer, Tangiers Blues Band, Matt Rae Trio, B Minor (Lee Cantor's Band)
Proceeds will be donated to an animal charity of the Cantor Family's choice
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Brandon "Taz" Niederauer
Fifteen-year-old Brandon Niederauer, nicknamed “Taz” for his ferocious guitar playing, is living proof that dreams really do come true. Having performed in some of the most legendary venues in America with many of the most prominent musicians of our time, the young guitarist, singer, and songwriter has already earned himself quite the reputation.
It all started at eight years old, when Brandon watched the movie School of Rock. Already inspired by his father’s record collection, Brandon instantly realized he was destined to play guitar. From that moment on, his guitar rarely left his hands. Just four years later, Brandon was cast in the principal role of guitarist “Zack Mooneyham” in the Tony Award-nominated Andrew Lloyd Webber Broadway production, School of Rock the Musical.
Based in New York City, Brandon has had the opportunity to play with many of his musical idols. In recent years, he’s shared the stage with multiple members of the Allman Brothers Band, including Gregg Allman, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Butch Trucks, and Oteil Burbridge, as well as a variety of other notable musicians, including Buddy Guy, Stevie Nicks, Lady Gaga, Slash, Jon Batiste, Dweezil Zappa, Eric Gales, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Dr. John, Gary Clark Jr., Col. Bruce Hampton, Eric Krasno, George Porter Jr., Robert Randolph, Karl Denson, Doug Wimbish, and John Popper. He has also performed with Tedeschi Trucks Band, The String Cheese Incident, Umphrey's McGee, The Revivalists, Dumpstaphunk, Blackberry Smoke, Galactic, and countless other bands.
Since making his national television debut on The Ellen DeGeneres Show at just ten years old, Brandon has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Good Morning America, and The View. In 2018, Brandon reunited with Andrew Lloyd Webber, performing in January with Sarah Brightman at The Phantom of the Opera’s 30th Anniversary celebration, and in April alongside Sara Bareilles, Alice Cooper, and John Legend in NBC’s live broadcast production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Brandon is currently featured in Spike Lee’s Netflix series, She’s Gotta Have It, and performs concerts for audiences across the country and around the world.
Tangiers Blues Band
The Tangiers Blues Band was formed in 1998 after guitarist Chris Scianni (Dangerman, Echobrain with Jason Newsted) and drummer Dave Borla (Dangerman, Echobrain) met photographer/harmonica player Danny Clinch and discovered their mutual love for blues music. The first Tangiers Blues Band jam session took place on Thanksgiving night that year with other musicians and friends, including Huey from the Fun Lovin' Criminals, King from Cooley High, Mick Jones from Foreigner and tennis player/guitarist John McEnroe. The original line-up was formed after that with Chris (guitar), Dave Borla (drums), Danny (harmonica), Huey (lap steel), King (vox and guitar) adding their long time friends Dave Sellar (bass) from Darlahood and Peter Levin (keys) who had played in various bands in New York City and currently tours with Gregg Allman.
The TBB line-up changes from show to show, with a deep rotation of musicians they have known and jammed with for many years, and in many different configurations. In addition, they have many "special guests" who will sit in with them for a night when they are around including G-Love, Phil Lesh, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Charlie Giordano (Bruce Springsteen) and Chris' father, Joseph Scianni. Dave Grohl, Tom Morello, Perry Farrell, Mike McCready, Lars Ulrich, members of the Dave Matthews Band and My Morning Jacket, Donald Fagen and Cage The Elephant.
In the early days, The TBB had a weekly slot at Lot 61 (Amy Sacco's club in N.Y.C) where they started experimenting with their set list. They soon realized that by "down-dating" current hits and reworking non-traditional blues songs, they could appeal to an audience that was not familiar with the blues, while throwing in "up-dated" versions of blues standards and originals to appeal to blues enthusiasts. On any given night, the TBB can play a set including music by Lady Gaga, Elvis Costello and the Clash that morph into blues classics performed by Junior Wells, Muddy Waters and Albert King. The band has performed their eclectic set of blues from clubs in NYC like The Iridium, Joe's Pub, Bowery Ballroom, and The McKittrick Hotel to the stages at Bonnaroo, opening for Gregg Allman and playing at Presevation Hall during Jazz Fest in New Orleans and Voodoo Fest.
The line-up on the TBB studio recordings consists of Chris, Danny, Pete, King and Dave Sellar with Jon Graboff (Ryan Adams and The Cardinals) on lap and pedal steel guitars and Mo Roberts (Shamekia Copeland) on drums. The recording was done in one day at Moon Palace Studios, mixed and produced by Tim Latham (Lou Reed, Tribe Called Quest) a long time friend of all the guys. You can hear the studio recordings as well as live tracks at TangiersBluesBand.net
Matt Rae Trio
The Matt Rae Trio has performed with Sonny Landreth, Matt Schofield, JD Simo, Scott Metzger, Commader Cody, Johnny Winter, Bill Kirchen, The Tangiers Blues band and was fortunate enough to perform with Levon Helm at his Midnight Ramble before his passing.
He joined Jennifer Mydland, daughter of Grateful Dead member Brent Mydland, on a 2017 East coast tour.
Matt has released 5 solo albums and his latest album Twangin The Dead (a tribute to the Grateful Dead) has received airplay on David Gans Tales from the Golden Road and Grateful Dead hour radio shows.
B Minor (Lee Cantor's Band)
Len Goldstein (bass guitar) and Lee Cantor (guitars and vocals) have been close friends on and off for 50 years. Both are musicians that grew up playing music together. The two became friendly at camp in the Catskills in the mid sixties. At approximately 18 years old each, they both started their college experience, and didn't stay in touch for many years. Nothing wrong, just 2 friends going their separate ways. It so happens, Len saw Lee walking down the aisle of the Beacon theater at a concert and the very next day, Len emailed Lee and the playing resumed! These guys know each other's moves very well. Both are trained by both local and extremely well known musicians as well. They have attended workshops with training from Jack Casady, Jorma Kaukonen, Oteil Burbridge and Robben Ford. These are some of the finest rock musicians in the world.
B Minor blends acoustic and electric blues with rock, folk, and many other genres. Unique they are, so look for an excellent performance from these two talented guys...
B Minor will be doing an electric set at this concert. Drummer John Azua is the third member of our band.
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