Piano Night at Post Commons: Review

Joey Ciaramitaro began the night with piano and saxophone.  Photo by Rosita

Joey Ciaramitaro began the night with piano and saxophone.

Photo by Rosita

The evening of April 16th was an exciting, yet calming time for Post Commons, where debuted its very own Piano & Pizza Monday Nights. From 4 p.m. until 9 p.m., friends within the community gathered around antique tables to enjoy eats, drinks and conversation, all while being serenaded by two wonderfully talented musical artists.

Joey Ciaramitaro began the night at 5:30 p.m. playing piano, then transitioned into playing saxophone until around 7 p.m. The pure talent that shines out from young musician Ciaramitaro is evident from the first few notes he brings into life.

Then, the gifted pianist, Gigi Darr, began her performance at 7 p.m. with an air of fun beauty, playing familiar songs from the past and present. Pleasant musical notes from both artists bounced off the spacious walls of the old, repurposed post office interior causing an ambience of nostalgia. The sense of atmosphere that was created almost transported you back in time to an era when piano nights were a more popular event.

Every Monday night, Post Commons will host live music with changing happy hour specials. From 4 to 5:30 p.m., guests are invited to enjoy the happy hour of food and specialty cocktails before the music begins. The first event brought delicious deep dish pizza as well as a charcuterie board, but who knows what the inspired minds of the chefs will cook up for future events.

Gigi Darr took over right after Joey Ciaramitaro and ended the night with beautiful tunes. Photo by Rosita

Gigi Darr took over right after Joey Ciaramitaro and ended the night with beautiful tunes.
Photo by Rosita

Stayed tuned-in to the musical notes flowing around Post Commons each week to become a significant part of growing and supporting the already brilliant music culture that surrounds Alton, Ill.

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Written by and photographed by Rosita