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Patrick soluri  Composer of ballet, opera, & film; event producer & owner of Prohibition Productions (www.TheSalon.biz). A life of music, dancing, & food in NYC.

Awesome private gig tonight at @publichotels - Christmas in August, with performers provided by @prohibitionproductions ! Upstairs was THE BAILSMEN & guest singer @tatianaevamarie (in a winter wonderland complete w snow & Santa Claus); and downstairs was THE HOT TODDIES w guest vocalist @caitandthecritters, and four dancers (Tony & Jaime of @kilowattdancetheater, @askmetodance @sbronfen )
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#jazz #privateevent #hotjazz #swing #swing #swingdancing #livemusic #music #dancing #holidayparty #holiday #christmas #band #dancers #eventplanner #prohibitionproductions #nyc #santa #santaclaus

Awesome private gig tonight with THE HOT TODDIES playing opening night VIP & Press party at the new @elsierooftop on 39th & bway! And no gig is complete without a couple Rockettes dancing to you playing ;) congrats @sameerqure And everyone involved!!
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#thehottoddies #nyc #rooftop #hotjazz #swing #openingnight #band #livemusic #rockettes #elsierooftop

Today is NATIONAL CHICKEN WING DAY, and I just so happened to get back last night from Buffalo! Was fortunate to sample wings from 3x different places this trip... Duffs (currently my fav!), Gabriel’s Gate (soooo crispy / 2nd shot), and some awesome grilled wings courtesy of my cuz @jmeshilen at Original Warehouse (not pictured)
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#wings #buffalo #buffalowings #chickenwings #eeeeeats #food #foodie #travel #family

Beautiful sunset on the Hudson as seen today from the train heading back to NYC... #nofilter #hudson #sunset #train #newyork

I’m “Shuffling off to Buffalo” - took a very early train this morning and has been a beautiful & dramatic ride along the Hudson! .
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#train #hudson #hudsonriver #shufflingofftobuffalo

Just finished my first summer project... fixing / renovating an old 1930’s Slingerland “Radio King” tom!! Here are the before/after shots, plus DIY steps.
My goal is to build out a swing era / vintage drumset, based around my 1920s “Ludwig & Ludwig” 26in bass drum. I got this old tom out of storage on hunch, discovered what it was, and with some love be perfect addition to the kit. Ironically I purchased this tom in high school with my first drumset, having no idea what I had (along w/a Zildjian k 14in made in Istanbul!). Here are the steps:

Step 1 - source identical pot metal radio king lugs from 1930s/40s via eBay to replace broken/missing lugs on Tom. Plus another single flange Radio King drum hoop.
Step 2 - source repro “aged” vintage looking white pearl wrap plus few repro parts from drummaker.com
Step 3 - remove all hardware from drum
Step 4 - measure and cut wrap to size
Step 5 - using special double sided tape, secure the wrap to drum. Had to do it twice to get it right and leave enough space for drumheads.
Step 5 - drill holes through wrap for hardware
Step 6 - attach all hardware to drum
Step 7 - add calftone drum heads and tune up... sounds great!!
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#drums #drum #drummer #kit #drumkit #diy #vintage #radioking #slingerland #swing #swingera #music #beforeandafter #project #summerproject #jazz

Finally went to Totonno’s Pizzeria out in Coney Island! While the half with mushrooms and pepperoni was yummy, the “plain” half was amazing!! Delicious subtle sauce, crisp thin crust. Definitely well deserved reputation as one of top old school NYC pizzas! .
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#pizza #totonno #coneyisland #eeeeeats #foodporn #food #yummy

The music and cocktails from our last day in New Orleans, a week ago today! Jazz at the Spotted Cat (ironically a Bennington Alumni), awesome brass band at NOLA Pride parade, Sazerac at the gorgeous Art Deco Sazerac Bar, French 75s at Arnaud’s, stumbles into a great Whiskey bar “Barrel Proof” for old fashioned’s, and close the night at Three Muses on Frenchman Street!
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#music #neworleans #nola #jazz #frenchman #cocktails #sazerac #french75 #whiskey #spottedcat #pride

Hard to believe a week ago was our last day in New Orleans! Started w beignets at Cafe Beignet; then brunch at the amazing Commanders Palace (turtle soup, grilled gulf shrimp, pecan pie, and soufflé bread pudding w whiskey sauce!); and snack of fantastic chargrilled oysters at Bourbon House!
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#foodporn #foodie #food #neworleans #nola #eeeeeats #vacation #gettingoutofdodge #oysters #turtlesoup #peacanpie #breadpudding #friends

Recording vocals and overdubs today with @ericamariemancini for some tasty new tracks by THE HOT TODDIES with a Neumann TLM103 and Cascade Fathead II ribbon mics
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#jazz #hotjazz #swing #recording #thehottoddies

Simply amazing seeing my little brother graduate from high school today.... congrats @g.soluri18 !!!!!
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#graduation #highschoolgraduation #family #nyc #diploma

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