Tavern Concert • 8pm Sly Scott

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The Tavern gets a little Sly with All That Jazz.


February 3, 2017

8 PM

$15 Admission Online

$18 Admission at the Door

Sly at the Tavern compressor
Sly Scott 
(SIHS Members: Bring your membership card to receive 1 complimentary drink)
(Thirteen Membercard Program card holders: Please call us before booking tickets)


Sylvester “Sly” Scott is very well known on the New York City music scene.  A graduate of Curtis High School under the tutelage of Isaac Commerchero, Sly’s professional career started in 1981 with the Staten Island band First Light. He went on to play with various bands including Slow Burn, featuring composer/guitarist Victor Magnani; Moment’s Notice, which included Staten Island native Reggie Washington; Tialo; New York Express; and the famous Staten Island group, The Force MD’s. He also found time to lead the jazz fusion band Swazz.

In New York he has played at noted venues such as: The Blue Note; Avery Fisher Hall; The Museum of Modern Art; Flushing Town Hall; as well as Staten Island’s Snug Harbor Cultural Center. He has also performed at the CD 101.9 and CUNY Jazz Festivals.  Mr. Scott has toured the world and some of his travels were with: Bootsy Collins and the James Brown Tribute Tour Band; Cameroon born Sally Nyolo; Circular Time; Square One; Maxie Priest; and Aziza Miller. He has appeared at The Cactus Festival in Belgium; Morocco’s Tangiers Jazz Festival; The Goree Island Jazz Festival in Senegal; The First Annual Nubian Festival in Egypt, and many others.

Truly unique and authentic is the best way describe the acoustic aura of unplugged magic that happens in the haven of historic sounds.  Simply referred to as the “Tavern”, this 19th century gem beckons the area’s top musicians to this vintage venue as a the wood-burning stove heats the air and heady rhythms float in the room.  It’s casual and up close.  The way that music is meant to be heard.

Richmond Town will hand you mugs of cider, wine, or beer as you slap your knees to the good stuff.  As one Tavern-goer gushed, "A 19th-century building with aged wood and no modern conveniences makes the sound sweet."

Two years ago, the Tavern embraced other American musical styles and got a little “Sly”, as jazz standout, Sylvester Scott took to the clapboard floor for the first Jazz concert at the Tavern.  Last year, Trumpet sensation Michael Morreale brought his flavor of jazz and local acoustic standout, Tom Cintula brought some blues to the Tavern.  Dan Master styled early twentieth century music, from British music halls to vaudeville and early radio.

This year, Jazz and Blues at the Tavern is expanded along with the legends of sea shanties and folk music that the Tavern has long been known for.  

The Tavern is a mecca for hipsters who are about real, original and authentic settings. The centuries-aged-wood and handmade construction resonate a true sound that transports aficionados to a time when music was close, unfiltered and immediate.  So hoist a mug, tap your feet and soak in the sounds at the Tavern.

"The Tavern is nearly acoustic perfection. A 9th century building with aged wood and no modern conveniences makes the sound sweet."

John F., Composer, Manhattan

"Bob, Norm and Bill are gems. The three together is a party."

Brenda L., St; George, Staten island

"Clever.  Very clever"

Dino B., Musician, Brooklyn, New York



02/03/2017 8:00 PM
Guyon Tavern
441 Clarke Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10306
United States
Per person $ 15.00

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