Salonline 2022-02-27 The Midway Trio with Susan Gaeta

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Sunday February 27, 2022
Emerson Avenue Salonlines Proudly Presents
a Live YouTube Broadcast

– A “hybrid” concert –

Susan Gaeta, vocals
Mike Sobel, guitar
Eugenio Ibarz, bass

The Great American Songbook and Beyond

This trio performs an eclectic mix of Americana, jazz standards and other popular music.


My Bluebird 
Tommy Flanagan and Jay Leonhart

Autumn Leaves   
Music: Joseph Kosma, Lyrics: Jacques Prevert and Johnny Mercer

Summer Samba   
Music: Marcos Valle, Lyrics: Paulo Sergio Valle and Norman Gimbel

I’m Beginning to See The Light   
Music: Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges, and Harry James.  Lyrics: Don George

Night and Day  
Cole Porter

Stella By Starlight   
Victor Young

Georgia On My Mind  
Music: Hoagy Carmichael, Lyrics: Stuart Gorrell

Bye Bye Blackbird   
Music: Ray Henderson, Lyrics: Mort Dixon

Detour Ahead.  
Herb Ellis, Johnny Frigo, Lou Carter

West Coast Blues.  
Wes Montgomery

Julio Gutierrez

If I Had You
Irving King (Jimmy Campbell and Reg Connelly) and Ted Shapiro

Fly Me to the Moon
Bart Howard


Susan Gaeta performs as both a soloist and as part of several musical endeavors and projects, including this jazz trio with Mike Sobel and Eugenio Ibarz. She enjoys singing and playing an eclectic mix of music on guitar. As a founding member of Trio Sefardi, a Sephardic traditional music group, she has performed in the Emerson Ave Salon in the past. Ann Midgette wrote in the Washington Post, “Gaeta’s voice is compelling”.

Mike Sobel began his musical journey at an early age, first playing trumpet and later focusing on guitar and mandolin. He discovered the blues and rock’n’roll early on, but turned to jazz in his twenties. Mike has studied jazz guitar extensively with teachers including Paul Bollenback, Andreas Oberg, and Martin Taylor. He performed as a pit musician with AMS (42d Street, Chicago), the Little Theater of Alexandria (Oklahoma, Das Barbecu), and the Reston Players (Curtains). Over the last several decades, he has organized and managed a jazz jam session out of his studio in Northern Virginia with a rotating cast of musicians. More recently, he has focused on his solo guitar skills and as a vocal accompanist. Mike can also be seen performing with his daughter Gina, a professional musician from Charlottesville, VA.

Bassist Eugenio Ibarz was born in Barcelona (Spain). In the 90’s he was a freelance guitar player and teacher, giving lessons and playing electric guitar and bass in different bands. Eugenio moved to the U.S. in 2002, where he teaches bass and guitar, and performs in jazz and other musical styles in the DMV area.

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