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Noto on Sportsman’s Roster

Sam Noto, trumpeter extraordinaire–in his sixth decade of playing–will be bringing his jazzy, bop goodness to the excellent Duane Hall’s Sportsman’s Tavern on Amherst Street.
This is a departure for Duane’s rockin’ and bluesy venue, but Noto is the sort of musician you break rules for. He’s an institution, a veteran, a musician’s musician. When I googled Sam, the first thing that came up was a chat forum that asked, “Where’s he been?” Well, we can answer that: He’s been around! Better still, we can pinpoint a very specific night in order to answer the question, “Where’s he gonna be?”
He’s going to be at Sportsman’s, and you ought to get there to see him. It’s a thrill to hear Noto play from his vast wealth of talent and experience. It doesn’t get much finer than this. His is a skill tempered over time, with timeless appeal. That picture above? Taken about half a lifetime ago, and now Noto’s hair is snowy white. Experience his energy and you’ll be ashamed to ever say you’re tired again.
Noto had to skip last Wednesday when the very able Phil Nyhius took his place, but he’ll be on the bandstand Wednesday the 13th. You don’t want to miss him.
February 13, 8 PM
Sportsmen’s Tavern
326 Amherst Street

“Black Rock does not only Rock, now it Swings !!!”
~Max Willig, Architect

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