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Matt Pavolka

Matt Pavolka is, like, a dude who plays the bass. Some people think that he's totally awesome. He started out as a trombonist but couldn't take the derision. He thought chicks would dig him if he played the bass. He had it confused with the guitar. He is a redneck from the State of Indiana. He was born in Muncie. His parents went to college there with David Letterman. He grew up in Bloomington. Not far from there is a town called Raccoon, and another one called Needmore. He went to Berklee College of Music in Boston, mostly to get the hell out of Indiana. He played a lot of music there. He met many of the musicians that he works with to this day

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Events

Date Event Time
Jan24Tue Akiko Pavolka Band
Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
New York, NY
7:00 pm
Jan25Wed Pavogüchi
Ibeam
Brooklyn, NY
8:30 pm
Jan28Sat The Hillstone Trio
Hillstone
New York, NY
6:30 pm
Feb4Sat The Hillstone Trio
Hillstone
New York, NY
6:30 pm
Feb16Thu Paul Pieper Trio
La Lanterna - The Bar Next Door
New York, NY
8:30 pm
Feb21Tue The Horns Band
Konceptions @ Korzo
Brooklyn, NY
9:00 pm
Apr17Mon The Matt Pavolka Band
Quinn's
Beacon, NY
8:00 pm

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Sal La Rocca Sal La Rocca
bass, acoustic
Ferit Odman Ferit Odman
drums
Tommy Smith Tommy Smith
sax, tenor
Brad Myers Brad Myers
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Thomas Steffen Thomas Steffen
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Fernanda Cunha Fernanda Cunha
vocalist
Greg Poppleton Greg Poppleton
vocalist
Miss French Miss French
vocalist
Tony Adamo Tony Adamo
vocalist
Jamie O'Donnell Jamie O'Donnell
sax, alto
Quinsin Nachoff Quinsin Nachoff
saxophone
Jon Dreyer Jon Dreyer
bass, acoustic
Carol Albert Carol Albert
piano

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