Photos by G. Art by Mark Kostabi.
If you ever get the chance to go to Kostabi World in New York, it’s an experience I cannot recommend highly enough. Mark Kostabi is known for treating his guests like royalty and May 31, 2012 was no exception. Mark’s life is extraordinary and his art career has afforded him the luxury of living half the year in Italy and the other half in New York. Prior to Mark’s upcoming departure for Italy, he threw a Bon Voyage party that included a concert by his jazz quartet, which features his brother Paul Kostabi on guitar.
They played selections from the 2011 album “The Spectre of Modernism” and if you don’t have that album, it’s essential listening, according2g. It’s a great late night or early morning album as the music is very ethereal.
I chatted with Mark Kostabi after the set and he mentioned that they’ll be playing some shows in outdoor amphitheaters in Italy this summer. The music coupled with the atmosphere of summer in Italy are going to be mind-blowing, so if you are in the area, do not miss these shows at any cost! In addition, he has an upcoming international art exhibit featuring collaborations with Paul Kostabi.
Bon Voyage Mark and thanks again for being one of the coolest people on the planet!
You can see the set list after the jump.