Making Music in Westchester


In today’s technology-driven world, making music can be done from anywhere. That’s in part why Crain’s New York Business is reporting that 20% of the New York City’s recording studios have disappeared over the past decade, and 25% of live-music clubs have shut down since 2000. The culprit appears to be rising rents and changing entertainment habits. That may signal good news for Westchester.

Jazz persona Mark Morganelli and his wife and partner Ellen Prior are opening their Jazz Forum Club at 1 Dixon Lane in Tarrytown. The club will have its grand opening next weekend starting on Friday, June 9th. Visitors will get a welcoming “toot” from Morganelli, a saxophone and trumpet man who runs the non-profit arts presenting organization Jazz Forum Arts. The Club will feature Italian wines, local beers and a light menu of Italian specialties.

In White Plains, tucked away at 7 Intervale Street, another music entrepreneur and sound expert Richard Fabrizio is catering to well-known and emerging recording artists at his state of the art recording studio, Frequency Recordings. Of course, we all continue to follow what’s cooking at Al DiMarco’s Friday Jazz Nights at Marianacci’s Restaurant in Port Chester. Anyone challenged by their trebles and clefs can tune into the emerging underground music scene and, dare I say, “groove.” Do people still use that word? Please LMK.

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