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David Ambrosio's Civil Disobedience at The Roads Bistro


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The Roads Bistro—a new restaurant / listening room—has recently opened in Virginia Beach, VA. Located in a strip mall across the street from the Tidewater Community College, one would be surprised to learn it's the current home of some of the best food and best jazz in the area. Owner, Michael Baldwin, has defied the odds and fulfilled his dream of opening a club. Music is performed nightly with Tuesday reserved for a jazz jam but other nights can also feature jazz and that's exactly what happened thanks to a Jazz Road grant, a national initiative of South Arts. This night featured bassist David Ambrosio's music from Civil Disobedience: Blue Note Records in the Progressive '60s. Accompanying Ambrosio were saxophonist Donny McCaslin , pianist Bruce Barth, trumpeter Jason Palmer and drumming legend Victor Lewis. The concert had been announced a few days prior but the room was packed nonetheless for two exciting 90 minute sets.

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