THE BAGEL HOUR with Craig Bidondo: a Facebook Live Video Performance

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Jazzy Bagels, 5 East Powell Boulevard, Gresham, OR 97030

This is a "gather-around-the-piano-bar" feeling event for the whole family! Hang out with a virtual room-full of people, all listening to the same piano music, played for you live and in real-time. Connect with other people in the comments section, leave requests for the pianist, and enjoy a unique experience with people all over the world!

This event is in lieu of Craig's long-standing (21 years!!!) gig playing at a local bagel-bistro in Gresham, OR. Due to government COVID-19 health guidelines, he's not able to play there right now. But Jazzy Bagels is still open for take-out orders during the pandemic crisis... And since we can't gather around the piano eating lunch and drinking your coffees right now, Craig's bringing the music to your home!

For the time being, he'll be doing a live-stream performance from his home each Saturday from noon - 1:30 pm until we can all be together in one room again. And as long as Jazzy's is open for take-out, you can go get your lunch there and still make it back home in time to eat it with live piano music streaming into the comfort of your own home.

Even if you don't live near Jazzy's, you're still welcome to drop in to the Facebook Live Video event and listen as Craig plays. And you're definitely encouraged to drop some requests his way in the comments section of the event! He's happy to keep the music flowing for you.

Also, don't forget: In classic piano-bar style, there's a virtual tip jar too! As all his public performances have been canceled for an undetermined amount of time, Craig would be thrilled with your financial support for the music he's continuing to bring to you all. If you're able to contribute, here's three places you can do it at:

Cash App: $CraigBidondo

PayPal: Bidondomusic@comcast.net or PayPal.Me/craigbidondo

Venmo: @Craig-Bidondo

Tune in at: https://www.facebook.com/cbidondo ! See you there!

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Siren Salon

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Siren Salon (Private venue), Portland, OR

Are you a singer who wishes there was a "safer" space than the traditional jam sessions and workshops to try out your voice and material? Or have you had a long break from singing and just want a gentler way to get back into performing in public? Maybe you've sung at a few jams and been baffled at how to work with an accompanist, or at all those unspoken "jazz rules" that the instrumentalists all seem to know that no one bothered to tell you about? Or have you always wanted to get on a stage and sing, or but have been scared spit-less to stand up in front of an audience?

Siren Salon is an informal gathering of vocalists who get together to try out their voices and songs in a warm, supportive environment. Each singer will get to sing two songs, with Craig accompanying on piano. With the first song, the community (facilitated by jazz vocalist and teacher, Paula Byrne) will offer constructive comments, suggestion and encouragement to each singer who would like to receive it. Heck there's even candlelight and champagne involved!

Interested? Call or text (503) 804-7660‬ for more information, and to reserve your spot! $20 for singers; $10 for auditors (people who are curious, but just want to listen and soak it all in).