Ellicottville Gazebo-Maria Sebastian, Nelson Starr and Frank Grizanti
Summers in Ellicottville have been taken to another level with everything that is going on in the village, and this Thursday won't be any different! Join us to watch and listen to Maria Sebastian, Ken Kaufman and Frank Grizanti perform.
Maria Sebastian is mostly known for her versatility. She regularly plays folk, rock ('90s alternative and classic), classic country / Americana, American songbook pop / jazz as well as her own original music, a blend of these. She has opened for dozens of national acts in various genres and has recorded with many of their members, most notably writing, recording, and performing from 1996-2001 with famed Steve Miller Band (others) drummer Gary Mallaber and ex Red Hot Chili Pepper guitarist Jack Sherman. She has earned 18 local (WNY) and international music awards and has had music placed in television and film. Maria performs regularly in Buffalo, and has opened 8 times for Roger McGuinn of The Byrds, and 3 times for folk favorite Vance Gilbert, and in 2011, she toured parts of the US with 10,000 Maniacs as a backing vocalist and rhythm guitarist. Her 2009 CD, Yellow Envelope, has earned her praise among all it has been passed on to, including The Hudson Valley’s Daily Freeman (“Sebastian has a great record on her hands here.”) She has done other tributes in recent years as well including her "Cline / Murray / Cash" full-band show playing songs by Patsy Cline, Anne Murray, and Roseanne Cash. This show was nominated by JazzBuffalo as a 2019 highlight after a sold-out show at Hotel Henry. 2020: Maria's new indie rock collaboration with sound engineer and bassist Marc Hunt is now available on Bandcamp and soon available at your favorite distributor! Visit mariasebastian.com for more.