Elliott Glick, a Bronx, New York, native, has been a musician / songwriter / performer for more than 40 years.
He has played (in the 1970s) at: the Top of the Gate, the Other End, Gaslight, Mills Tavern, Nobody's (New York City); Harriman College Coffeehouse (Harriman, New York), and Lehman College Coffeehouse in the Bronx. Glick had the lead in independent productions of Jesus Christ Superstar, also in the 1970s, and wrote a play of his own, This Is Only a Test.
Glick's talent lies also in the fine arts; he is a skilled jeweler, designing and crafting, completely by hand, original jewelry creations from sterling silver and gold sheet metail. During the past two decades, he has showcased that work at various art / crafts festivals throughout the Tristate area.
(photo by Anna Foster)
In October 2005, Elliott Glick organized and then performed at "Music for Hope: A Concert for the Gulf States," a six-hour outdoor concert featuring many of the music-artists that take the stage at his Starving Artist Cafe. The song that made its debut that afternoon was "Baby, This One's For You," which has been on Neil Young's "Living With War" Web Site since July 2007. To visit that site - and have a listen - click on the photograph above.
In May 1997, Glick opened Starving Artist on City Island, New York, showcasing his own handmade jewelry and the fine art / fine craft of other local artisans. Seven years later, Glick expanded the menu - adding food and music-artists to the mix, keeping his now Starving Artist Cafe & Gallery on City Island, just down the street. He also added spoken word artists and comic talent to the Starving Artist lineup with open mic nights in these areas. He has featured book signings as well for several authors at his studio / cafe / gallery.
Wanting to celebrate art in all forms, Glick added spoken word artists and comic talent to the Starving Artist lineup with open mic nights in these areas. He has featured book signings as well for several authors at his studio / cafe / gallery.
A guitar instructor, Glick also has worked with young musicians, featuring many at the Starving Artist as well and helping contribute, in one small way, to the future of music.
Glick is a community activist as well. Like so many others, he watched helplessly as the waters rose in the Gulf States and in New Orleans, in particular, following Hurricane Katrina. As the owner of the Starving Artist Cafe and Gallery, a City Island, New York, coffeehouse / art gallery, he showcased musicians – singer-songwriters, jazz and blues artists – who could trace their influences right back to that precise area of the United States. "I started to think that maybe we could use that music we got from New Orleans to give something back to them when they needed it," Glick recalled. So he organized, "Music for Hope: A Concert for the Gulf States," a six-hour outdoor concert featuring those musicians. When the last note was played, there was $1,000 in contributions available for Habitat for Humanity.
Inspired by the music-artists that have brought their awesome talents to his stage at the Starving Artist, Glick started writing songs again. He returned to the stage - after a 27-year hiatus - in October 2006, making that debut at Starving Artist. Since then, he's performed at several New York City venues, as well as at the Towne Crier. In his March 2008 performance, Glick introduced the Elliott Glick Band. In the future, he plans performances at various New York City venues and his own cafe / gallery, both solo and with his band. Check the calendar on this site to see where he'll be next.
Glick returned to the stage - after a 27-year break (when family and work intervened) - in October 2006 at his own cafe gallery, Starving Artist, on City Island, New York.
Glick has also performed at New York City's 169 Bar.