Music & Events

Musician Application

Michael Weitzenhoffer

Location:
Black Diamond Lounge
Time :
February 4, 2023 6:00 PM
A piano player, originally from Ohio, Michael Weitzenhoffer recently moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is a versatile musician that enjoys playing in a variety of settings: from restaurants, to weddings, to musical theater. Michael loves playing all of the piano classics and jazz standards, but is more likely to be heard playing recognizable tunes (some might say, radio hits) from the last 50 years. With a highly varied taste in music, and a large repertoire, Michael loves taking requests and is always happy to learn a new tune.

Calvin Appleberry

Location:
Chamber
Time :
February 4, 2023 6:00 PM
Calvin Appleberry is a professional keyboard player and pianist based in Albuquerque New Mexico. Originally from Queens New York. Calvin took an interest in music at the age of 18. he spent most of his early career playing for churches. He began to teach himself to play Jazz Standards and Bebop among other styles. Calvin is often found playing with several local Artists at popular Hotels Supper Clubs and Casinos throughout the city.

Karl Zink

Location:
Brunch
Time :
February 5, 2023 10:30 AM
“Great food and music brings harmony to the world” Karl was born in Chicago and began piano at the age of five. He moved to New Mexico in his teens and continued with piano into adulthood, attending New Mexico State in the music program while also becoming a firefighter. After moving to Albuquerque and joining AFD, he still continued with piano, playing all over the state on his days off (and even moving pianos into his station to play and practice). Now retired from AFD, he has devoted even more time to piano and can even be found singing a few lines here and there. He is a musical “jack-of-all-trades,” who particularly likes playing jazz standards, blues, classics in multiple genres, and popular love songs for the couples in the room. Additionally, Karl does accept requests.

Calvin Appleberry

Location:
Chamber
Time :
February 5, 2023 6:00 PM
Calvin Appleberry is a professional keyboard player and pianist based in Albuquerque New Mexico. Originally from Queens New York. Calvin took an interest in music at the age of 18. he spent most of his early career playing for churches. He began to teach himself to play Jazz Standards and Bebop among other styles. Calvin is often found playing with several local Artists at popular Hotels Supper Clubs and Casinos throughout the city.

Alex Alunday Trio

Location:
Black Diamond Lounge
Time :
February 5, 2023 6:00 PM
Saxophonist Alex Alunday is a third-year Jazz Studies student at the University of New Mexico studying under Eric Lau, Ashley Kelly, John Funkhouser, James Balagurchik, and Doug Lawrence. Since he began his education at UNM, he has performed various genres of music professionally across the state of New Mexico, including jazz, funk, pop, soul/RnB, and hip-hop. Through these experiences, he has developed a profound appreciation of music and love for playing. Alex began teaching private lessons as a junior in high school, and has taught not only saxophone, but also clarinet and piano.

Calvin Appleberry

Location:
Chamber
Time :
February 8, 2023 6:00 PM
Calvin Appleberry is a professional keyboard player and pianist based in Albuquerque New Mexico. Originally from Queens New York. Calvin took an interest in music at the age of 18. he spent most of his early career playing for churches. He began to teach himself to play Jazz Standards and Bebop among other styles. Calvin is often found playing with several local Artists at popular Hotels Supper Clubs and Casinos throughout the city.

Ryan Bridwell and Friends

Location:
Black Diamond Lounge
Time :
February 10, 2023 6:00 PM
Ryan is a pianist who recently returned to New Mexico after a few years in the Texas Hill Country. He loves improvisation, especially in jazz and blues piano. The Speakeasy lounge affords Ryan the opportunity to bring the spirit of these traditions to the standard repertoire, and other styles - including his own music. From swing classics, to bluesy takes on Pink Floyd, Joni Mitchell, and Al Green, Ryan weaves a lush sonic tapestry to accompany your special evening at Vernon’s.

Calvin Appleberry

Location:
Chamber
Time :
February 10, 2023 6:00 PM
Calvin Appleberry is a professional keyboard player and pianist based in Albuquerque New Mexico. Originally from Queens New York. Calvin took an interest in music at the age of 18. he spent most of his early career playing for churches. He began to teach himself to play Jazz Standards and Bebop among other styles. Calvin is often found playing with several local Artists at popular Hotels Supper Clubs and Casinos throughout the city.

Ryan Bridwell

Location:
Black Diamond Lounge
Time :
February 17, 2023 6:00 PM
Ryan is a songwriter and composer of vocal and instrumental music. An endlessly curious spirit, his many roles include performer, educator, composer, and music director. Though Ryan's main love is piano and keyboards, including accordion, he also sings and is studying guitar and saxophone. Making music in varied settings, Ryan can be found live and in the studio with bands, students, and dance companies and now on Zoom and Skype. Ryan is available for remote recording as well! He has just released his first album of jazz-inspired instrumental compositions, La Prima.

Alex Alunday Trio

Location:
Black Diamond Lounge
Time :
February 19, 2023 6:00 PM
Saxophonist Alex Alunday is a third-year Jazz Studies student at the University of New Mexico studying under Eric Lau, Ashley Kelly, John Funkhouser, James Balagurchik, and Doug Lawrence. Since he began his education at UNM, he has performed various genres of music professionally across the state of New Mexico, including jazz, funk, pop, soul/RnB, and hip-hop. Through these experiences, he has developed a profound appreciation of music and love for playing. Alex began teaching private lessons as a junior in high school, and has taught not only saxophone, but also clarinet and piano.

Alex Alunday Trio

Location:
Black Diamond Lounge
Time :
February 26, 2023 6:00 PM
Saxophonist Alex Alunday is a third-year Jazz Studies student at the University of New Mexico studying under Eric Lau, Ashley Kelly, John Funkhouser, James Balagurchik, and Doug Lawrence. Since he began his education at UNM, he has performed various genres of music professionally across the state of New Mexico, including jazz, funk, pop, soul/RnB, and hip-hop. Through these experiences, he has developed a profound appreciation of music and love for playing. Alex began teaching private lessons as a junior in high school, and has taught not only saxophone, but also clarinet and piano.