Live Performances

“Leyton-Brown’s physical stance at the keyboard comes closer to Joe Strummer than Dr. John, but she’s got skills that would make Mac Rebennack grin that trademark grin. Allison injected some old school stride into “Don’t Think Twice,” and her vocals on classics like “Big Chief” and “Mardi Gras in New Orleans” were right on point. But it’s the little differences she brings that make her Outer Borough’s not-so secret weapon, like the Fender Rhodes sound she brought to the funky original “BQEeze,” or the sizzling Clavinet vibe she conjured up toward the end of the second set that was straight out of Billy Preston’s “Outa Space.” Maybe the traditionalists might freak, but it’s a Brooklyn thing! They wouldn’t understand!” – J. Hunter, Albany Jazz 

SMITH AND 9TH WARD @ BROOKLYN BOWL

ALB Trio Live @ The Rum House

SMITH AND 9TH WARD @ BROOKLYN BOWL

SMITH AND 9TH WARD
LIVE @ SUNNY’S

THE GREAT APES – WORKIN THE KNOB – LIVE @ BOWERY ELECTRIC

OUTER BOROUGH BRASS BAND LIVE @ WINTER’S EVE FEST – LINCOLN CENTER

HOUSE OF STRIDE
– NYC STREETPIANOS

THE GREAT APES:
LIVE @ THE GREENE SPACE

SMITH & 9TH WARD – BIG CHIEF – PIANO SOLO

SMITH AND 9TH WARD PLAYS ‘MARDI GRAS IN NEW ORLEANS’

THE GREAT APES
LIVE @ THE PAPER BOX

OUTER BOROUGH BRASS
LIVE @ BK BOWL

THE GREAT APES
LIVE @ FREDDY’S

House of Stride
@ Sunny’s

Annie Golden, Mary Testa & Alison Fraser Live

The Great Apes – Bones – Live @ BPM