(photos by Capacity Images)
****UPDATE: The show is SOLD OUT. However, there will be a limited number of standby tickets released at 8:45 tonight—first come, first served.****
The world’s most ambitious cover band is back at it again…
Originally performed on Thanksgiving Day in 1976, The Band’s legendary The Last Waltz show at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco included a jaw-dropping menu of special guests on stage to see them off as they ended their run.
Produced by ALEO Productions, The 2nd Annual Hoboken Last Waltz recreates that genuinely epic show in its entirety, representing more of a coming together than a farewell, as the who’s who of the contemporary Hoboken music scene unite to put on one hell of a show.
“It’s the perfect vessel—great music, great musicians, great songs, a horn section—for getting a bunch of talented musicians together to play together,” says organizer Jaime DeJesus, who has been developing the concept of this show for years.
“In getting to know this Hoboken/Jersey City music community, I’ve found that this group supports each other and that the competition is a healthy one,” says DeJesus. “We challenge each other rather than trying to outdo or defeat each other. It’s something that is unique; I haven’t found that in other cities where I’ve lived.”
Last year’s event had the joint packed to the rafters. This year they take the stage at Maxwell’s, for what promises to be a phenomenal night for the area music scene, gathering in the same room that had once seemingly marked the end for it all here in Hoboken.
CLICK HERE for ticket information. Doors open at 8:00, but the best bet is to get there early. With a roster like this, the only question that remains to be answered is if the room can hold that much talent.
Performing as The Band:
-Jaime DeJesus as Rick Danko
–Jeff Fernandes as Levon Helm
–Gerry Rosenthal as Robbie Robertson
–Billy Tortoriello as Garth Hudson/Richard Manuel
–Jeremy Hunt – Baritone Sax
-Matt “Schooby” Shoenbaum – Tenor Sax
-Jim Bell – Trumpet
-David Entwistle as Ronnie Hawkins
-Carolyn Monroe as Dr. John
-Dave Calamoneri as Neil Young
-The Moment as the Staple Singers
-Lloyd Gold as Neil Diamond
-Casey Solomon as Joni Mitchell
-Chuck Tumulty / Ryan Freid as Paul Butterfield
-Bill Hamilton as Muddy Waters
-Christina Alessi as Eric Clapton
-Jaime Della Fave as Emmylou Harris
-Liam Butterscotch Brown as Van Morrison
-Rob Nicholas Evanick as Bob Dylan
-Morgan O’Hara as Michael McClure
with Special Guests:
-David Ribyat – Accordian
-Sean-David Cunningham – Epic Violinist
“Tryin’ to do my best, yes I’m tryin’ to do my best…”