Buffalo native and vocalist Jay Louis Dref has returned to his hometown this summer to perform at various venues throughout the area. Recent appearances included sold-out crowds at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, North Park Theatre and the Italian Festival with Buffalo legend Joey Giambra. Dref will again share the stage with Giambra on Saturday, August 25th at 7:30 p.m. at the Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Avenue on the D’Youville College campus, Buffalo, New York for a musical version of Giambra’s famed “Bread and Onions” performance piece. In addition to Giambra on trumpet, other musicians include Rick Carfa on keyboards, Tom Naples, guitar and John Henry Curry on bass. Actors in the “Bread and Onions” reading are: Constance M. Caldwell, Darleen Pickering Hummert, David Lundy, Lisa Vitrano and Joey Giambra. Director is Philip Avallone.
Reservations for “Bread and Onions” can be made at: firstname.lastname@example.org by leaving a name, contact information along with number of tickets requested. Tickets are $ 20. Payment by cash or check only is due at the door. Tickets must be picked up by 7:00 p.m. prior to the 7:30 p.m. curtain time. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.
A graduate of the Juilliard School, Jay Louis Dref is based in New York City. His debut album, “Timeless”, is soon to be released and he is currently in pre-production for a music video. Visit www.jaylouisdref.com.
A performance piece written by Joey Giambra, “Bread and Onions” is a poetic narrative about Sicilian immigrants and their families in the lower West Side of Buffalo. Visit: www.joeygiambra.bandcamp.com