Most recently we were told that Sofia’s Restaurant will be closing. Our last night will be Tuesday, August 13th, 2013. Sofia’s has lost their lease after 37 years and the Hotel Edison has other plans for our space. We feel fortunate that Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks have had a home for over 5 years playing music from the 1920′s and ’30s on both Monday and Tuesday evenings. We know, in this day and age that this is indeed rare.
As a band leader, I have had the opportunity to experience a truly world-class band. Playing together frequently has refined each Nighthawk and their talents. This has led to a cohesive unit beyond my imagination. We have actually won a Grammy for our work on HBOs Boardwalk Empire and have played for Queens and Presidents and dancers and all of you!
I personally want to thank the staff and every musician and most of all the audience that has filled Sofia’s these past 5 years.
We thank you for your unwavering devotion and hope to see you from the bandstand some day soon! We are ferociously looking for a new home. If you know of a restaurant that would be open to having us on a regular basis, please call me!!!
And most of all, keep supporting live music ~
Below is a list of just some of the renowned guests in our audience.
George Avakian | Margot B. | William Bolcom | Mel Brooks | Carole J. Bufford | T-Bone Burnett
Rich Conaty | Didi Conn | Anton Coppola | Elvis Costello | Robert Crumb | Amber Edwards
Mercedes Ellington | Connie Evingson | Michael Feinstein | Bryan Ferry | Joe Franklin | Will Friedwald
Jason Graae | Adrienne Haan | Jeff Harnar | Celeste Holm | Dick Hyman | Bill Irwin | Joe Jackson
Robert Kimball | Steve Konow | Dave Koz | Diana Krall | Pokey Lafarge | Stewart Lerman
Joanne Lumley | Maude Maggart | Leonard Maltin | Andrea Marcovicci | Marilyn Maye
Howard McGillin | Nellie McKay | Liza Minnelli | Peter Mintun | Mick Moloney | Joan Morris
Marty Napoleon | Laura Osnes | Max Raabe | Stephen Rarlow | Leon Redbone | Jimmy Roberts
Tony Roberts | Catherine Russell | Mark Rylance| Justin Scott | Sue Scott| David Shire | Meg Steedle
Phil Schaap | Ron Swoboda | Tommy Tune | Mark Vietor | George Wein | Robert White | Bob Wilber
Terence Winter | Sol Yaged