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Wheatfield musician does well

by jmaloni
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 07:00 am

Town of Wheatfield musician Jay Moynihan, well known for his mastering of the sax, guitar and piano for more than 20 years, entertained the pregame crowd at the Chicago Bulls-Atlanta Hawks NBA contest Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the United Center in Chicago.

Moynihan, who performs both locally and nationally, has opened for such greats as Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Govt. Mule, Buddy Miles, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, the late-great Jeff Healey, strat man Chris Duarte, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Everclear, Johnny Winter and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. He has also appeared with a host of superstars, including Carlos Santana, the Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews, Robert Plant, B.B. King, Jimmie Vaughan, John Mayer, Johnny Lang, Zac Wylde, Jools Holland, Cheryl Crow, Robert Cray, Dr. John, Van Morrison, Little Milton, Kid Rock, Ike Turner and actor Richard Gere.

Moynihan is a familiar name at such local venues as the Wagon Wheel in Niagara Falls, Hops-N-Vines in Lewiston and also at the Historic Lewiston Jazz Fest. He returns this weekend for a solo on sax, on Friday, Feb. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Woodcock Brothers Brewery in Wilson, and with Dave Miller and the Campbell Brothers Saturday, Feb. 15, from 8 to 11 p.m. at Central Park Grill in Buffalo.

Moynihan also will entertain pregame crowds at Bulls' games on March 9 and 11.

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