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I was invited to attend the first of this years House Duo Mini Concerts at Diane Jazz Perez's apt in Brooklyn.   It was a real treat, that it fell on my Birthday made it all that much sweeter.  Jane Irving was the vocalist. Jane began classical piano studies at six.  At eighteen she entered Eisteodfods for her first singing performance & won third place.  Ron Afif was the guitarist. The nephew of guitarist Ron Anthony (who played with George Shearing and Frank Sinatra), Ron Affif received his first guitar lesson from his uncle when he was 12. . Affif, an excellent bop-based guitarist whose style was influenced by Joe Pass and George Benson (both of whom in turn enjoyed his playing)

 Jane Irving has a willingness to explore a wide dynamic vocal range.   This combined with her unique phrasing and rare ability to interpret a lyric has won her acclaim from audiences & respect from fellow musicians.


Perez Jazz Presents: Duo House Concert Series- Kids Free!
Monthly Duets, dates and Artists listed below.
Suggested donation $20.00 ( we got to pay the artist)
71 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, NY
maximum 15 guests admitted
All sets are at 3pm- BYOB lunch provided & prepared by PEREZ
March 24 Jazz Vocalist
BBC Award Winner
May 19 Jazz Vocalist
June 16 Harpist
Sept 22 Sheila Jordan