The Bad Garfunkels

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The Happy Dog

5801 Detroit Ave

Cleveland, OH 44102

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The Bad Garfunkels record a live album at the Happy Dog this Sunday night!

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The Bad Garfunkels (Lee Chilcote and Jennifer O'Leary, who have been playing together since 2013) will perform original songs written by Lee and some covers. This will be a truly special night featuring amazingly talented musicians: Aidan Plank on upright bass, Dan Bruce on guitar, and a guest appearance by Ariel Karas on violin. Live recording by Brian Straw of Survival Kit Gallery. Come out and join us for a beer! You'll be part of history.

BONUS: Special intro comedy set by Katherine Readey.

Lee Chilcote is the author of the poetry chapbooks The Shape of Home and How to Live in Ruins. His writing has been published by Vanity Fair, Next City, Belt and numerous literary journals as well as in The Cleveland Neighborhood Guidebook and A Race Anthology: Dispatches and Artifacts from a Segregated City. He has written and performed original songs for 20 years. He is a founder and former director of Literary Cleveland. He lives in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood of Cleveland with his family.

Jennifer Heinert O'Leary sings with the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and lives in Ohio City with her family. She is Special Counsel to Cleveland City Council.

Dan Bruce is a recent transplant to Ohio after spending a decade as an important member of Chicago’s jazz community. He is active throughout the Midwest and nationally as a performer, recording artist, composer and educator. He has performed on more than twenty albums as a sideman, and is releasing his second album as a leader this summer. As a performer and recording artist, Bruce has had the opportunity to work with a number of eminent musicians including Seamus Blake, Ali Jackson, Dan Wall, Lynn Seaton, and The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. Dan Bruce is a recent transplant to Ohio after spending a decade as an important member of Chicago’s jazz community. He is active throughout the Midwest and nationally as a performer, recording artist, composer and educator. He has performed on more than twenty albums as a sideman, and is releasing his second album as a leader this summer. As a performer and recording artist, Bruce has had the opportunity to work with a number of eminent musicians including Seamus Blake, Ali Jackson, Dan Wall, Lynn Seaton, and The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra.

A native of Oberlin, Ohio, bassist Aidan Plank enjoys performing a diverse range of music throughout Northern Ohio. He studied with bassist and composer David Morgan as well as with Kevin Switalski of the Cleveland Orchestra. Aidan is a graduate of Cleveland State University. Aidan has performed with Dan Wall, Joe Lovano, Judi Silvano, Joe Maneri, Janis Siegel, Frankie Avalon, Tierney Sutton, and many others. Aidan played baroque bass in the premier of Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer’s Le Pouvoir de l’Amour (composed in 1743) in 2002 at Oberlin College as well as in the world premier of Randall Woolf and Robin Stranahan’s ‘pop-up’ opera Frozen Community, produced by Real Time Opera in 2013. Along with enjoying playing in the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, Aidan can currently be seen performing explorations of improvisation in duo with guitarist Daniel Lippel. Aidan teaches in the Jazz Studies program at Kent State University, as well as at Cuyahoga Community College’s “Jazz Prep Program”.

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Cleveland, OH 44102

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