Two of the Atlantic City area’s most respected and unique musicians — Dan Fogel and Malcolm Tent — both life-long residents of Margate, who play the Hammond B3 organ and accordion respectively, perform tonight in the A.C. area.
Fogel, who learned his instrument directly from the jazz masters of the Hammond B3 organ, who he’d catch as a young man during the 1960s in the many former jazz clubs in Atlantic City — including Jimmy Smith, Lonnie Smith, Larry Young, Jack McDuff, and many more — will kick off his residency at the Chelsea Pub in Atlantic City tonight (Oct. 31) with his trio.
Fogel was in the house band at the Wonder Gardens jazz club with fellow Atlantic City High School student Harvey Mason, who has gone on to a very successful career in modern jazz, including being a member of the band Fourplay.
Fogel has released several albums over the years, including his latest, 15 West, which includes liner notes by legendary jazz writer and critic Nat Hentoff.
Show starts at 7pm with a $15 fee at the door (on the second floor of the Inn). Read more about the show here.
Meanwhile, Atlantic City’s favorite punk accordion singer-songwriter, Malcolm Tent, will perform at 9pm sharp at Ventnor’s Melelani Cafe with Jeff Josephs. “We’ll be doing a special tribute to Lou Reed,” says Tent, “and it’s going to be my annual Halloween special [show].”
Malcom Tent’s latest album, Nada Chants, will be available at the show.
If you have never heard either of these outstanding performers, try to make it to at least one of these shows — or, better yet, try to squeeze in both.