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Randy Stein

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  • Birthday 04/15/1953

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    My Family, Live Music, Reading, Talmudic Studies, Cooking, Golf. Art, Theater. ect
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    Washington, DC

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  1. The Beatles also played it for their 1960 audition for Deçca
  2. Bésame Mucho ("Kiss me a lot") is a song written in 1940 by Mexican songwriter Consuelo Velázquez
  3. que reste-t-il de nos amours? Was written and recorded by Charles Trenet in 1988.
  4. Across the street from us is a small hill, our Green space in the complex where I live. There are grills and picnic tables and swings. We brought a bottle of wine and sat at one of the tables around 6:00 last night and I started playing. People sat on their balconys and some came and sat, at a social distance, from me and listened. It was nice to play and I think people appreciated the musical diversion.
  5. Back in the 1970s and 1980s I made a great living playing the Concertina in various restaurants and cafes. Some required me to roam their establishment offering a more intimate interaction with the patrons. I stopped the roaming musician stuff by the late 80s and with a couple of exceptions haven't done since. Except last night. A few weeks ago I got a call from a restaurant on the DC waterfront to play and roam a couple of hours for Valentine's Day Dinner. I was hesitant but the pay was too hard to refuse and included drinks and dinner. Always a plus. What was so different from 30 years ago was the cell phone. Couples sitting across from each other starring blissfully into their tweets and texts. Taking relentless photos of self and food. It was ubiquitous throughout the evening and jarring to me. My interactions with the people was significantly sparse. With exception of one room. I played there the longest.
  6. If you're in the states, or more specifically in the DC area, come hear me play: Saturday Feb 9th 7-8: Ein Lanu Z'man in Concert. (www.einlanuzman.com) Thursday Feb 13th 7-9: DC Ambiance at Blend 111 (www.blend111.com) Friday Feb 14th 6-8: Ballads of Love for Solo EC. Mi Vida in DC (https://mividamexico.com) Thursday Feb 20th 5:30-7:45: DC Ambiance at Cameron Cafe in Alexandria, VA Sunday March 1st 11AM - 1 PM: DC Ambiance at Grounded Coffee Shop (www.groundedcoffeeshop.com)
  7. Written in 1991 by the famed guitarist Stochelo Rosenberg. Performed live at Blend 111 DC 1-30-2020 Listen to For Sephora by DC Ambiance on #SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/dcambiance/for-sephora
  8. Performed by DC Ambiance live at Blend 111 Cafe, January 9th. Jitterbug Waltz written by Fats Domino,1942. Buco Cavar and Bill Parmentier - Guitar Randy Stein - English Concertina Listen to Jitterbug Waltz (live at Blend 111, Vienna VA) by DC Ambiance on #SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/dcambiance/jitterbug-waltz-live-at-blend-111-vienna-va
  9. In spit of the blistering cold we had a good showing.
  10. About 6 years ago I decided to dedicate myself to developing a way to play and perform in the swing jazz style of Django Reinhardt, the famed swing European jazz guitarist. A few years ago I was lucky enough to plug into a weekly gypsy jazz jam session. While the EC was at first a bit of an oddity in this musical venue I slowly received acceptance and began to get offers to gig. That led to Buco Cavar, a well known jazz guitarist in the area, inviting me to be part of DC Ambiance and we've been performing our arrangements ever since. DC Ambiance is performing Wednesday December 18th at the Bossa Bistro Lounge from 8:00 - 10:00. This is a major DC music venue. There is a small cover charge for the musicians. Come swing in the holiday season with us and support live music. Will be a fun night for sure!
  11. DC Ambiance will perform at Grounded Coffee Shop 6919 Telegraph Road Alexandria, VA https://groundedcoffeeshop.com/ Saturday Dec 7th 1:00-3:00 PM Open to the public Great food and drink Come swing with us Bill Parmentier and Buco - Guitar Randy Stein - English Concertina
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