The Toby Tobias Trio is a Long Island-based band, under the direction of South African-born guitarist and composer, Toby Tobias. The music of the Trio can best be described as Modern Folk/Jazz, influenced by Funk & World Rhythms. This description, however, doesn’t do justice to the fantastic arrangements and joyful exhilarating international sounds of the band. Born and raised in Johannesburg, Toby retains a strong interest in African Rhythms & World Music. Tobias graduated from the prestigious Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem, and after living in the United States for many years, he has immersed himself in all genres of American Music. He's gained a strong following on Long Island and beyond as he continues to search for material that stays close to his musical roots while at the same time reaching for new and exciting musical universes.
Toby will be joined onstage by two Steves. Steve Blatt, whose bass is at the center of the sound of band. Steve’s passion and love of music is easily detected by the flowing bass lines and licks he effortlessly plays and composes. Steve Finkelstein rounds out the trio. Steve has been voted Long Island's Best Percussionist by Long Island Voice, and has more than 25 album credits for his studio work.
Please help us welcome this unique trio by joining us on Nov. 13. Invite your friends! To hear some of their music, click here.
The Grounds & Sounds Café features the best in live acoustic music in a casual, comfortable atmosphere. Enjoy gourmet coffee, pastries and desserts. Bring a bottle of wine and we’ll pour it for you (small fee) – fruit and cheese plates are available, too.
The doors open and sign-up for the open mic begins 7:30 and the show begins with an open mic at 8 p.m.