Music: Blues rock by Just Us with Noah Kesselman Fri., Apr. 1

Just_Us_WebNo fooling: Just Us plays Best Video Performance Space on Friday, Apr. 1. The show starts at 8 PM and the cover is $5.

Just Us is a Blues Rock power trio formed in January, 2016. The members include Noah Kesselman, Henry Sidle, and Sam Oliver. Noah Kesselman is the primary guitar player and vocalist and will be continuing his musical education at Berklee College of Music in the fall of 2016. The bass player is Henry Sidle, who has studied with a great variety of musicians ranging from Tim Palmieri to Dweezil Zappa. The drummer for Just Us is the 2013 Guitar Center Drum Off winner, Sam Oliver. Oliver’s musical background consists of genres from Gospel to Funk Fusion.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

• Friday, Mar. 25. SINGER-SONGWRITER: DICK NEAL

• Monday, Mar. 28. FOLK: TREVOR HEALY/JASON LABBE DUO, CHUCK JOHNSON

• Wednesday, Mar. 30. INDIE ROCK/SINGER-SONGWRITER: WESTERN ESTATES, ZACH ANDERSEN

• Thursday, Mar. 31. SINGER-SONGWRITER: FRANK CRITELLI, JOE FLOOD

• Friday, Apr. 1. BLUES ROCK: JUST US featuring NOAH KESSELMAN

• Sunday, Apr. 3. FREE 2 PM AFTERNOON BLUEGRASS JAM

• Sunday, Apr. 3. BEST VIDEO FILM & CULTURAL CENTER & THE INSTITUTE LIBRARY present “BOOKS TO FILM: THE WAY,” with special guest JACK HITT at The Institute Library in New Haven

• Monday, Apr. 4. FILM SCREENING: “THE BEST MAN”

• Wednesday, Apr. 6. INDIE ROCK presented by Redscroll Records: HEX INVERTER, DIRT DEVIL, NOTHING ISRAEL

• Thursday, Apr. 7. BLUES: THE MOODY’S BLUES

• Friday. Apr. 8. FOLK: HUGH BIRDSALL & DANA TAKAKI

• Monday, Apr. 11. FILM SCREENING: “THE CONTENDER”

• Thursday, Apr. 14. INDIE ROCK: SPIT-TAKE, BOX FAN

• Tues., Apr. 19. FILM SCREENING: “BULWORTH”

• Wednesday, Apr. 20. JAZZ: BADSLAX

• Thursday, Apr. 21. INDIE FOLK: THE MID SEASON, XAVIER SERRANO

• Friday, Apr. 22. JAZZ: REBECCA ABBOTT, GARY GRIPPO & FRIENDS

• Monday, Apr. 25. FILM SCREENING: “A FACE IN THE CROWD”

• Thursday, Apr. 28. SEPHARDIC MUSIC: THE HERETICS OF CORDOBA

• Monday, May 2. FILM SCREENING: “THE CANDIDATE”

• Friday, May 6. BRAZILIAN MUSIC: SAMBELEZA

• Saturday, May 7. SOFT ACOUSTIC/ROCK: THE HERNANDEZ BROTHERS

• Monday, May 9. FILM SCREENING: “FRUITVALE STATION”

• Wednesday, May 11. ROCK: THE NEW CHASTITY

• Friday, May 13. THREE SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND: ANNE MARIE MENTA, DICK NEAL, GLEN ROETHEL

• Monday, May 16. FILM SCREENING: “SARAH’S KEY” (in partnership with the Jewish Community Center of New Haven)

• Friday, May 20. JAZZ VOCALS & GUITAR: LINDA SATIN & JOE CARTER

• Tuesday, Aug. 30. BLUEGRASS: STACY PHILLIPS & HIS BLUEGRASS CHARACTERS

• Saturday, Oct. 8. THE NEW ENGLAND UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL

 

Music: Noah Kesselman to play acoustic rock and blues Wed., Mar. 13, at 8 PM

Noah_Kesselman_WebNoah Kesselman will play the Best Video Performance Space on Wednesday, March 13. The music starts at 8 PM and there is a $5 cover charge.

Noah Kesselman has been playing guitar since the age of 2. Currently a 14-year-old freshman at The Marvelwood School in Kent, Kesselman has been inspired and influenced by the legendary blues-oriented guitarists Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Robert Johnson.

Kesselman plays in a band called Funk You Up. Funk You Up, started in 2011, is a jam band with blues and jazz roots involved. It features Noah Kesselman on guitar, Joe Rosen on drums, Henry Sidle on bass, and Mike Berry on keys.

For his Best Video Performance Space show, Kesselman plans to perform solo, playing acoustic rock and blues.

Watch Noah Kesselman perform the blues chestnut “I Can’t Quit You, Baby” with Funk You Up:

UPCOMING PERFORMANCE SPACE EVENTS:

• Thursday, Mar. 14. WINE TASTING with ROBERT JORDAN from THE WINE THIEF

• Wednesday, Mar. 20. JAZZ: DAVID CHEVAN

• Thursday, Mar. 21. INDIE GARAGE ROCK: GHOST OF CHANCE

• Sunday, Mar. 24. READINGS: JOEANN HART & MATT DEBENHAM

• Wednesday, Mar. 27. PUNK ROCK: STARK RAVING LULU

• Thursday, Mar. 28. FILM SCREENING: STEPHEN DEST’S “MY BROTHER JACK”

• Wednesday, Apr. 3. INDIE ROCK: LYS GUILLORN BAND

• Thursday, Apr. 4. CLASSICAL: HAVEN STRING QUARTET

• Wednesday, Apr. 10. BLUEGRASS: RAGWEED

• Thursday, Apr. 11. SINGER-SONGWRITER: ANNE MARIE MENTA BAND

• Wednesday, Apr. 17. SINGER-SONGWRITER: ESTHER GOLTON

• Monday, Apr. 22. FILM SCREENING FOR “WHAT WOULD YOU DO?” SERIES: “WALK ON WATER”

• Thursday, Apr. 25. JAZZ: THE NICK DiMARIA QUARTET