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Monday, November 8, 2010

UKE JACKSON AND THE GINSENG ROOTS BAND AT THE GERSHWIN HOTEL

UKE JACKSON AND THE GINSENG ROOTS BAND
AT THE GERSHWIN HOTEL
Concert and Book Release
Thursday November 11, 2010
7 East 27th Street @ Fifth Avenue
8 pm

Uke Jackson and The Ginseng Roots Band will make a rare Manhattan appearance on November 11 at 8 pm in the Gershwin Hotel. In addition to Jackson, musicians include Albert Garzon, JJ Deluxe (aka Johnny Peppers), and Kevin Vertrees. The evening will begin with the band playing a set of their signature neo-skiffle music including Tin Pan alley songs from he 1920s, 1930s jug band music, and acoustic folk and blues. The line up includes ukulele, piano, melodica and bass sax.

            The second set of the evening will be a celebration of Uke Jackson’s new novel BROADWAY VAMPIRE. Jackson will read from the novel at different points in the story where the lyrics of original songs appear. The band will join him in renditions of the three tunes from the book – “Vampire Luck”, “Vampire Bankers” and “Thick Stack of Hundred Dollar Bills”.

Whether you are a fan of Broadway theater or hungering for new knowledge about the Eternal Undead, Broadway Vampire will provide compelling entertainment. Combining horror, theater history, murder mystery and love story, Broadway Vampire is a sure fire page turner set in the world of contemporary New York theater. Stage buffs and those lusting after fangs of their own will discover a vampire that everyone loves to hate.

Angus "Gus" Windham IV is a Broadway producer. He is also a vampire. He has a ten million dollar bet riding on his revival of Pretty Lady. So, when one of his closest human associates is found murdered, this consummate serial killer is forced to align his efforts with those of the NYPD in order to solve the case. Meanwhile, other vampires are beginning to tire of Gus's public persona. A surprise ending will satisfy even the most hard-boiled thriller fan.

            After the “vampire set” Uke Jackson will answer questions from the audience. Copies of Broadway Vampire will be available for sale and signing. There is a $10 music charge at the door.



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