13 May, 2014

Noche Azul ** CD Release Party ** June 1


We are throwing a party to launch our new CD ------> Noche Azul. The celebration will feature the notorious India Joze "Guiseppe" Schultz making simple Italian fare, charming and suspenseful b/w movies from Italy and Old Mexico, with our musical selections played live as the sonic backdrop. Along with Emily and me we have our pals Irene Herrmann, Janet Dows, Dan Warrick, Karen Leigh, Delilah Lewis (of the Creole Belles) - making the night's music a fine and rare big band evening. We'll playing many tunes from our new recording - tangos, valses, tarantellas, boleros, shotis, and mazurkas. Dancing is a good bet too. Count on two plus hours of music, a delicious dinner, plenty of laughs, and some splendid company at this informal gathering. We'll have beer and wine available for purchase -------> Dinner is included in the $15 admission. Come on down, bring the family, tell your friends and relax on SUNDAY, June 1 in downtown Santa Cruz. Parking is free in downtown lots on Sundays. Please help us spread the word.

See you there!

Paul Rangell & Emily Abbink

23 March, 2014

San Francisco Festival of the Mandolins - 2014

We are excited to be featured in the San Francisco Festival of the Mandolins on April 27, 2014. Our good friend and musical accomplice, Irene Herrmann, will add harmony and bring her shining musical contributions. She is a direct link to two of our main sources - Riccardo Tunzi and Tony Flores, having worked with them for years in the 1970s-2000s. We call ourselves the Seabright Serenaders.

You are cordially invited to attend and witness the rich traditions and legacy of mandolin repertory as represented by the four ensembles that will be playing. Sharing the bill with such illustrious players is indeed an honor. This is a lovely one day event that allows participation as well as concert listening. We will offer a one hour workshop prior to the concert festivities.


Paul & Emily on NPR's Morning Edition

On March 20, 2014 we were happy to hear two tunes from our Tuesday Nights CD on NPR. After a story regarding narco traffic money laundering in Mexico, the programmers played La Golondrina and La Marcha de los Novios. We were happy for this national exposure. Here is a link (the story and the musical interlude)

http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/03/20/291408894/at-the-border-the-drugs-go-north-and-the-cash-goes-south

08 January, 2014

Paul & Emily at Caffe Trieste in San Francisco

On December 26, 2013 we played at the legendary Caffe Trieste in San Francisco. We played with Sherri Mignano, a great accordionist and authority on Italian and French cafe music.  Her band included Ned Boynton, an accomplished guitarist. This was an especially welcome session, as we were able to gaze at historic photos of all the great North Beach musicians who have graced Caffe Trieste over the decades. Here we are with Lawrence Ferlinghetti who likes our music and owns our CD.


Here is a short video taken of us playing at Caffe Trieste that day. We hope to sit in with the band again one day in the holiest of North Beach hang outs. 

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22 October, 2013

Fall Update


The Seabright Serenaders just finished a wonderful run of fourteen weddings, along with anniversary parties, and several dances and concerts between June and October. We spent a week at the notorious Festival of American Fiddle Tunes in Port Townsend, Washington, where Paul taught guitar and mandolin.

We continue to play every Tuesday Night, 7-9:30, at La Posta at 538 Seabright Avenue in Santa Cruz. You can find us Sunday mornings, 10-noon, in various aggregations of musical cohorts at the Buttery Bakery & Café, 702 Soquel Avenue in Santa Cruz.

We play regularly for the Santa Cruz County Farmer’s Markets, most often at the Westside, Scotts Valley and Felton locations. From December through April Paul will be at the Westside market every Saturday morning playing a wide variety of musical traditions.

Here are two youtube videos of The Seabright Serenaders playing at the Berkeley Old-time Music Festival in September, 2013.

Maria Elena


Tarantella Ticino
  

October 21 we were happy to join everyone at Bookshop Santa Cruz in celebrating the release of Geoffrey Dunn’s new book, Santa Cruz is in the Heart - Volume 2, providing traditional Italian tunes for the book signing.

We will be playing Friday, November 1 at Café Iveta, 2125 Delaware Santa Cruz, from 7-9pm to celebrate the opening of our friend Tom Bottoms’ painting exhibit. His recent series are landscapes and interiors from his stay in Venice, Italy in 2012. All are welcome.

Holiday parties are already coming in, so if you would like to hire us for your holiday event, please contact us soon.

Recordings

Tuesday Nights, our first CD, has sold well this year – so we are working on a second recording. We will be joined by our sons Rafael and Benny, and our close associates Irene Herrmann and Janet Dows. We aim for a release by mid-December, 2013. 

08 May, 2013

Los Angeles Old Time Social

We will be playing on Friday May 17th at the Los Angeles Old-Time Social. The concert will be held at the The Velaslavasay Panorama, 1122 West 24th St., 90007. Grab your pre-sale tix HERE.

10 January, 2013

Local Music in Santa Cruz

Paul & Emily play at La Posta, an intimate Italian restaurant in the Seabright neighborhood of Santa Cruz every Tuesday from 7-10pm. We heartily recommend their cuisine, wine and fine atmosphere. Tuesday is neighborhood night, always a party.

You can also here us play with a variety of friends and cohorts at the Buttery Bakery and Cafe every Sunday morning, 10 am. The Buttery is a delightful spot for breakfast and lunch offering a stunning variety of pastries, bread, sandwiches, soups, coffees, juices and cakes.

You can catch us frequently on Saturday mornings at the Westside Farmer's Market in Santa Cruz (corner of Highway One and Western Drive).
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