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  • Sat
    15
    Aug
    2009

    A Tribute to Rochelle Gambino - Ricky Blues Band @ Mediterranean Taverna

    10pm
    Mediterranean Taverna
    2016 Albany Post Rd
    Croton-on-Hudson, NY

    In loving memory of the most beautiful musician to touch our lives. For over 30 years she wrote & performed her songs. Her music will live on…and her song will stay in our hearts.

    Rochelle Gambino was 44 when she was taken from this world way before her time was done. Her light & talents were equal & unsurpassed. Born in Maple Heights, Ohio and raised in Croton, NY, she began her music career very early on. Upon winning the Croton Council of the Arts award and Senior Class Music Award in 1980, she attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Ma. Beginning as a country artist, she toured Nashville and played at the Blue Bird Cafe. Later in the 80’s, she rediscovered her rock roots and helped form one the tri-state areas premier original and rock cover band; The Black Jacket Band. Performing everywhere from local clubs to C.B.G.B.’s in New York City, she stretched the musical boundaries of an acoustic rock folk musician. In the 90’s she wrote & performed many more songs and toured as a solo artist with a strong backing band. Right up until the time of her passing she was still writing & rocking. She wrote & recorded many, many songs that this world is blessed to be able to carry on.

    From 6pm- 12am, we will enjoy over 6 musical acts who will be graciously donating their time & efforts, as well as a Raffle Auction of many diverse donated items.

    Please consider donating an item to support the continued work of Friends & Family of Rachelle Gambino. You may reach me at (914)497-1284, by email at JackieBufi@Gmail.com, or my co-chair, Alexis Agosta at The Grandstand, (914)271-8033, by email at Alexis.Agosta@Gmail.com with any questions.

    Sincerely,
    Jackie Bufi & Alexis Agosta, Benefit Coordinators