Devastatingly powerful vocals & retro-rock guitar, with lyrics that run the gamut between vulnerable to all-out venomous, siblings Jocelyn & Chris Arndt's music is a modern throwback to authentic album-rock. Their full-length debut "Edges," featuring their band and special guests G.Love and Gov?t Mule?s Danny Louis, peaked at #14 on The Jambands Top 30 and cracked the FMQB AAA Top 200 Albums and Singles, bolstered by airplay on more than 200 stations across the US. Jocelyn and Chris's live album "30,000 Miles", recorded at venues across the country in 2016 is currently #8 on The Jambands Top 30 Album Chart. Together with their band, Jocelyn & Chris logged performances in 21 states in the past 12 months, including stops at The Sundance Film Festival, Mountain Jam Music Festival, SXSW, The Viper Room and Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, Milwaukee Summerfest, and numerous other top venues and events. *In July, Jocelyn & Chris were voted "best band" on the emerging artist stage at Summerfest in Milwaukee. Simply put, Jocelyn & Chris Arndt's performances are absolutely incredible. Recent press includes Relix Magazine, Huffington Post, Baeble, Glide Magazine, The 405, and more than 1... (read more)

Tora Tora, Prisoners of NY, The Nasty Things, Mach 22 - Bowery Culinary Center - Whole Foods Market December 09, 2017 - Manhattan

Called one of "the key trendsetters in the genre" – Ion Indie Magazine, Ryche Chlandra and Flying Dreams are officially releasing their initial eponymous LP via TransGlobal® and distributed by Sony's The Orchard. Their initial release is available for downloading through virtually every major digital outlet in the world. Guitarist/songwriter Ryche Chlandra (Fire Ballet, Renaissance, Nektar) recently commented he is "ecstatic that the album has such wide distribution". Bassist and co-producer Ron Bienstock (Another Pretty Face, The Suits, Blue East) added that The Orchard was "an obvious choice and home for the metro-based Flying Dreams". Ryche Chlandra and Flying Dreams LP (as well as the "Disconnected" single is available worldwide through Amazon, iTunes and all major digital outlets. Added bonus: a newly recorded track, entitled "Disconnected" featuring new bandmate and keyboard wiz, Kendall Scott (Project Object) and drummer Jay Dittarno (various Zappa bands amongst others), is being released simultaneously with the LP. Speaking of, the initial LP was mixed and mastered in part by Gordon Bahary (Electric Kingdom) and the resounding reviews echo that collaboration. For example,... (read more)

December 9 guests include: Bon Iver, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn. Rich Dworsky, Julian Lage, Mike Elizondo, Ted Poor and Alex Hargreaves will make up the show band, and duets with Aoife O’Donovan. Tickets are on sale now for all three live Town Hall broadcasts, which will also feature The Royal Academy of Radio Actors—Tim Russell (man of a thousand voices), Serena Brook and sound effects wizard Fred Newman. Plus, fan favorites: the Powdermilk Instant Internet Song Request, a weekly birthday salute to musicians, and Chris will also compose and perform a unique new song for each live broadcast. In the fall of 2016, Chris Thile took over at the helm of A Prairie Home Companion. A short and successful season brought sold out shows to venues across the country, garnering critical acclaim. Minnesota Public Radio presents a full season for 2017-2018 with Chris as host. Chris’ musicianship, commentary, humor and his connection with the vital musicians of today have proven to be a winning combination. We return to Town Hall for three broadcasts in December 2017. A Prairie Home Companion is heard by 2.6 million listeners each week on nearly 600 public radio stations, online... (read more)



Rocks off Pres. Swmrs & the Interrupters W/ the Regrettes & Mt. Eddy - Irving Plaza December 09, 2017 - New york

GA standing room available. Age Restriction: 16+ Unless Accompanied by a Guardian Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event

Luna Shadows is a multi?instrumentalist and singer/writer/producer running her own show in the City of Angels. As the star of said show, she's typically responsible for the writing, performing, recording, producing, engineering and editing of her music, although she's recently brought in a couple of mainstream indie pop co?producers, Brad and Thom of the respective bands Now Now and The Naked and Famous, to help shoulder the load. Even the brightest, most upbeat Luna Shadows song carries a hint of romantic melancholy. She describes her artistic ambitions as a lifelong dare that, "sounded pretty fun" and brought order to the emotional chaos of everyday life. The end product, made in garages and bedrooms under the palm trees of Echo Park, sounds a bit like Lana Del Rey took Lorde to the beach. Creating what Billboard called "some of the most refreshingly soulful and haunting indie pop to come out this year", her tracks have received over 7 million streams on Spotify, reaching #7 on the US and #18 on the Global Viral Chart and have been placed on tastemaker playlists including New Music Friday, Indie Pop, Weekend Beats and Weekly Buzz. Already a favorite on radio stations world... (read more)

This never-before-seen adaptation by director Cecilia Ligorio and resident conductor Sesto Quatrini cleverly weaves Rossini's The Barber of Seville into Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro as a series of flashbacks. Through the music of Rossini we glimpse the early lives of the characters from Beaumarchais' famous trilogy, which gives greater perspective on the matured characters in Mozart's story. With all the most memorable operatic moments intact, this "marriage" of two of the most famous Italian operas clocks in at a fast two hours, with some of opera's rising stars at the storytelling healm. CREATIVE TEAM Sesto Quatrini | Conductor Cecilia Ligorio | Stage Director Kirsten Scott | Executive Producer George Del Barrio | Creative + Technical Director Laetitia Ruccolo | Music Director Anthony Tornambene | Lighting Design Raxann Chin | Wardrobe Design CAST Paul La Rosa | Figaro Liana Guberman | Rosina Almaviva Suchan Kim | Count Almaviva Francisco Corredor | Basilio Colin Whiteman | Don Bartolo Kristina Bachrach | Susanna Sophie Delphis | Cherubino Paola Michelini | Marcellina

Adelphi Chorale and Vocal Ensemble at Adelphi University on December 9 - Adelphi University Performing Arts Center December 09, 2017 - Garden City

The Adelphi choral ensembles return for a holiday celebration bringing the joy, hope and wonder of the season to life under the baton of Karen Faust Bauer. The Adelphi Chorale and the Adelphi Vocal Ensemble will perform on Saturday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. on the Westermann Stage, Concert Hall in the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (PAC), 1 South Ave, Garden City, New York. Join the Adelphi Chorale and Adelphi Vocal Ensemble for an evening of music featuring music by Handel and King’s Singers and celebrating the centennial of Leonard Bernstein. At the close of the program, faculty, alumni and friends are invited to join the ensembles on stage for the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah. Enjoying a diverse career in solo performance, conducting, accompanying and pedagogy, pianist Karen Faust Baer maintains a vital musical presence. Presently, she is the new conductor of the Adelphi choral ensembles and teaches in Adelphi’s Department of Music Education. Baer has been heard in recital at Lincoln Center, Town Hall, BAM, Israeli Cultural Foundation, the Tanglewood Music Institute, Princeton, college campuses and WQXR and WNYC radio stations. In recent years, Baer ... (read more)

Serena Jost writes and performs songs that are at turns seductive, edgy, affecting, and otherworldly. A dynamic singer and cellist with a hauntingly beautiful voice, she is a unique performer whose music evokes vivid emotional landscapes. She recently completed a new solo album of songs for voice and cello recorded at St. Peter's Church in Chelsea, NYC. Recorded by Adam Gold and mixed by Chris D. Butler, Up To The Sky is due out in early 2018

Michael Bond started playing piano when he was 4 years old. By the time he was 6, he was playing in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. After competing classically for 7 years, he began studying jazz. He was mentored by artists Stanley Cowell, Jim Ridl, Orrin Evans, and Mike LeDonne. Michael was a special recipient of both the Excellence in Jazz Performance Award and the Arthur G. Humphrey award for Music Education while attending Rutgers University. He graduated with a Bachelor's of Music Degree in both Jazz Performance and Music Education. Since then, the young pianist has continued to develop a growing audience in both the NYC music scene and around the world. Michael has had the privilege of sharing the stage with many notable artists including: the Captain Black Big Band, Conrad Herwig, Todd Bashore, Joe Ford, Stacy Dillard, Tim Warfield, Josh Evans, Curtis Lundy, Duane Eubanks, Bruce Williams, Joe Magnarelli, Mark Gross and many others. He has performed at the Central Jersey Jazz Festival, the Canadian Music Festival in Toronto, and the NYC Winter Jazz Festival. Michael is a featured artist on guitarist Jean Chaumont's upcoming debut album "The Beauty Of Differen... (read more)

Sylvia is an active drummer on the New York jazz scene who is contributing outstanding performances in a variety of situations. She has had the honor of sharing the bandstand with saxophone legend Joe Henderson for 4 years and trumpet legend Clark Terry for 17 years. The Joe Henderson quartet toured frequently in European countries Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Belgium, England, Switzerland, France, Italy and Germany and venues across the U.S. In a trio setting she performed with Joe Henderson and Charlie Haden in 1989 and with George Mraz in 1994. She performed with the Clark Terry Quintet and Big Band at Village Vanguard, Birdland, Blue Note, Queen Elizabeth 2, Royal Viking, S.S. Norway jazz cruises and clubs, concerts and festivals in the U.S, Europe, the Caribbean and South America. While working with the Clark Terry quintet she had the opportunity to perform with guest artists Al Grey, Red Holloway, Jimmy Heath, Frank Wess, Marian McPartland, Dianne Reeves, Joe Williams and Lou Donaldson to name a few. Cuenca has also performed with such jazz luminaries as Billy Taylor, Frank Foster's Loud Minority Big Band, Houston Person, Etta... (read more)

"Something about the sound Mike DiRubbo elicits from the alto saxophone - deep, dark, immense, with a machete edge that denotes a ready-for-anything urban sensibility - immediately grabs the ear. It's a sound familiar to the cream of New York's hardcore jazz community since the mid-'90's" writes Ted Panken. Today, in an age where media-created young lions are more interested in downloads than down beats, alto saxophonist/composer/bandleader/educator Mike DiRubbo is the real deal. Ever since he arrived in New York two decades ago, DiRubbo has reigned supreme as one of the most durable and dynamic musicians of his generation. That bold statement is augmented by the aural evidence of his work with the brightest jazz stars including Tony Reedus, Larry Willis, Eddie Henderson, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Dwayne Burno, Peter Washington, Carl Allen, John Hicks and Cecil Payne, and as a solo artist, with seven critically-acclaimed CD's as a leader. On his instrument DiRubbo has it all: from Benny Carter's mastery of melody and Johnny Hodges' ballad mellow tones to Charlie Parker's light-speed fluency. But what truly sets DiRubbo apart from the rest was his apprenticeship under... (read more)

a middle aged rising star committed to rock the asylum in his fairy kingdom, atop Mt. Himalaychiaminjaro, where all styles of music meld with astral weld

Philip Harper (born May 10, 1965 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a jazz trumpeter. He grew up in Atlanta and studied music there. He later worked with The Jazz Messengers and Charles Mingus' big band. He also signed with Verve Records and produced four albums for them.[1] Harper played from 1988 to 1993 in The Harper Brothers, alongside brother Winard Harper.

BILLY STRITCH "LUCKY TO BE ME" at New York's legendary Birdland Nov. 25, Dec. 2 & 9 at 6:00 pm Acclaimed pianist/singer Billy Stritch brings his new solo show "Lucky To Be Me" to the Birdland stage for three shows only (November 25, December 2 and 9 - Saturdays at 6:00 pm). This show will include Billy's arrangements of songs by Gershwin, Kern, Hoagy Carmichael, Cy Coleman and other giants of American popular music and stories of his career thus far. These shows also commemorate the 20th anniversary of Billy's first appearance at Birdland in 1997 when he premiered his Brazilian CD "Waters Of March" and will include selections from that recording as well. Billy will be joined by bassist Neal Miner (November 25, December 9) and Tom Hubbard (December 2). Billy Stritch is one of the premier singer-pianists on the New York and national jazz and cabaret scenes. He began his career in Houston, Texas, where he formed the vocal trio Montgomery, Plant and Stritch. The trio performed all over New York and Europe from 1983 until they disbanded in 1990. A chance meeting with Liza Minnelli in March of 1991 resulted in her asking him to create vocal arrangements for the record-breaking... (read more)

Chris Rock is set to bring his Total Blackout Tour to Barclays Center on Saturday, December 9. Tour Cell Phone and Camera Policy: Please note, no cellphones, cameras or recording devices policy will be allowed during Chris Rock's Total Blackout Tour and guests caught using a cell phone during the show are subject to ejection. Upon arrival, all phones and smart watches will be secured in Yondr pouches that will be unlocked at the end of the show. Guests will maintain possession of their phones throughout the night, and if needed, may access their phones at designated Yondr unlocking stations. All guests are encouraged to print their tickets in advance to ensure a smooth entry process. We appreciate your cooperation in creating a phone-free viewing experience. For hotel information, please visit New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. For special rates, check "corporate/promotional code" and then enter W85.

Kindness in Marriage--What Does It Really Mean? - Aesthetic Realism Foundation December 09, 2017 - New York

Women have wanted to be kind, but a woman has also felt that in being kind she’s somehow been sacrificial. Is kindness much bigger than women have imagined? Does it mean careful thought, even criticism? And when we’re truly kind are we really taking care of ourselves? Yes! At this eminently practical event, taught by consultants Barbara Allen, Anne Fielding, and Meryl Nietsch-Cooperman, women will learn what can make married life honestly kind—and have a woman feel she is expressing her own deepest self: “The purpose of marriage is to like the world,” explained Eli Siegel, founder of Aesthetic Realism. “The reason happiness in marriage is such a rare item is that people have tried to love in a way that would mean less of a like for the world—in fact, a contempt for it.” There’s going to be enlivening, insightful discussion of these important sentences by Mr. Siegel, from his lecture Mind and Kindness: "One way the large problem can be put is this: how to be kind without limit and at the same time take care of oneself without limit. The idea is always to feel that in being nice to something, you are nice to yourself. If in being nice to something you are not being ... (read more)

THIS PARTY DOES IMPRESS YOU MUCH! A NIGHT OF ALL SHANIA EVERYTHING - Brooklyn Bowl December 09, 2017 - Brooklyn

The Met's English-language family version of Mozart's enchanting masterpiece has become one of the city's essential holiday traditions. Evan Rogister conducts Julie Taymor's spellbinding production, with special holiday pricing and a 100-minute running time. Nathan Gunn reprises his much-loved portrayal of the bird-catcher Papageno.

Moore was former ( and sometimes) present drummer of Detroit's Negative Approach , also an award winning singer/songwriter , 10 th record released in July . Moore's sound is edgy folk , lyrically colorful , , some rock , blues feels ..

A Christmas Celebration with Willie Colon & His Orchestra at Lehman Center - Lehman Center for the Performing Arts December 09, 2017 - Bronx

LEHMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS presents ASALTO NAVIDEÑO WILLIE COLÓN And His Orchestra Lehman Center for the Performing Arts presents the return to “LA Casa De La Salsa” the Legendary Son of the Bronx, WILLIE COLÓNand his orchestra to perform ASALTO NAVIDEÑO, a special exclusive Christmas concert celebration on Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at 8pm. With over 50 years of experience, renowned singer, trombonist, composer, producer, actor, director, and internationally respected community leader, Willie Colón has recorded 40 albums and sold more than 30 million records worldwide, including fifteen gold and five platinum records and eleven GRAMMY nominations. Asalto Navideño, will be a Christmas celebration filled with songs that adorn every moment of the holidays including “Canto a Borinquen” “La Murga Panameña”, “Traigo La Salsa”, “Arbolito” and “Asalto Navideño” as well as the acclaimed hits that salsa fanatics cannot do without like “Idilio”, “Gitana”, “ Oh Que Sera”, “El Gran Varon”, and “Sin Poderte Hablar”. This concert is produced by Lehman Center and José Raposo. Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is on the campus of Lehman College/CUNY at 250 Bedford Park Boul... (read more)

Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays presented by AT&T heads to the Beacon Theatre on December 9, 2017.

Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays, presented by AT&T - Beacon Theater December 09, 2017 - New York

Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays presented by AT&T heads to the Beacon Theatre on December 9, 2017.

Cathedral of St. John the Divine presents its annual Christmas Concert featuring Britten 'Ceremony of Carols' and Vivaldi 'Gloria' - Cathedral of Saint John the Divine December 09, 2017 - NY

CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE PRESENTS BRITTEN CEREMONY OF CAROLS AND VIVALDI GLORIA Combined Cathedral Choirs, Soloists and Orchestra Perform Festive Holiday Music Kent Tritle and Bryan Zaros, Conductors The Cathedral of St. John the Divine presents its annual Cathedral Christmas Concert on Saturday, December 9 at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan. The Cathedral Choirs will join forces under the leadership of Kent Tritle, Director of Cathedral Music and one of America’s leading choral conductors. This signature event is one of many comprising the 2017–2018 season of Great Music in a Great Space. This year’s concert features beloved holiday classics. First, the Cathedral Choristers, joined by the trebles of the Cathedral Choir, sing Britten’s exquisite setting of medieval poetry, the Ceremony of Carols, conducted by Bryan Zaros, Associate Choirmaster. The Cathedral Chorale and Orchestra join for Vivaldi's splendid and festive Gloria, while New York composer James Bassi’s radiant Quem pastores laudavere portrays the quiet beauty of the Christmas story. The audience is invited to join in singing favori... (read more)

The Rescignos: T'wins the Night Before Christmas - The Duplex Cabaret Theatre December 09, 2017 - New York

Bundle up and break out the figgy pudding, folks! The Rescigno boys, along with a boffo ensemble, are coming at you with a brand new show jam-packed with more holiday cheer than a bowlful of jelly. Julia Van Cartier has performed for nearly two decades all over the world sharing her love for music and what it means to live a good life. Ruby Powers is a bubbly drag darling of NYC's cabaret and comedy scenes and Strawberry Fields is a vintage glamour queen who serves inspiring amounts of talent and beauty. The three come together on stage for a show that is part cabaret, part variety and part musical production… all in the name of peace on earth and good will toward EVERYONE! This show will be sure to keep you in the holiday spirit all year long. Be prepared to live, laugh, love and learn honey!

Winner of a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, the Avery Fisher Prize, Musical America's Instrumentalist of the Year Award, longtime 92Y favorite Jeremy Denk offers up a thoughtful program no piano music lover should miss. On the bill: one of Mozart's finest works for solo piano… Prokofiev's whimsical early miniatures… a late Beethoven masterpiece with a transcendent finale… and one of the summits of the piano repertoire — Schumann's virtuosic, formidable and intensely expressive "Symphonic Etudes."

Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post Comedy) is the host and creator of the monthly storytelling series, Sideshow Goshko, which has been hailed as a Time Out New York and New York Times "Critics' Pick", and also noted as "a well-programmed night" by the New York Times.Sideshow Goshkohas been featured on TruTV'sImpractical Jokers, NPR'sSnap Judgment, and inThe New Yorker. Her cabaret show "An Old-Fashioned Piano Party with Leslie Goshko" is heralded as a Time Out New York "Critic's Pick" and she served as the musical director for NY1 anchors Pat Kiernan and Jamie Stelter's live show at 92Y, "Pat and Jamie's NY." And thanks to the support of many Internet voters, she performed with the cast of Hairspray on Broadway.

n his New York Times review of Bill Frisell and Thomas Morgan's Small Town (5.19.2017), Giovanni Russonello called the former "a giant of improvised music, whose smoldering, tube–amplified guitar sound never loses its air of positivist contemplation." As for bassist Morgan, some 30 years Frisell's junior, "his warm and serious bass tone can assimilate itself into almost any band, becoming the music's sturdy architecture without compromising his own blunt power." In 2005, Bill Frisell's Unspeakable won the GRAMMY Award in the category of Best Contemporary Jazz Album; recorded live in New York, Small Town is his first album for ECM Records as a leader/co–leader since Lookout For Hope in 1988. "It's in the more naked, completely vulnerable environs of the duo—where the need for musical trust is, perhaps, at its most crucial—that the profound chemistry shared by these two thoroughly synchronized players becomes even clearer." (All About Jazz) Bill Frisell - guitar Thomas Morgan - bass

Jazz Standard's brunch series, "The Smokestack" continues, now on Saturdays! Offering a $35 all-inclusive ticket which includes a complete meal of Blue Smoke brunch & a cocktail. The menu celebrates the diverse culinary traditions of the American South with a range of soulful barbecue classics alongside revived family recipes and new favorites from Executive Chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois. This Canadian guitarist has been on our stage before working in Roxy Coss' group, but today we celebrate his first engagement as a leader at Jazz Standard. You may have seen him around town, but if you haven't, you could always trust the audience at the 2014 Montreux Guitar competition, where Alex took home 1st Place and the Audience Choice Award. Alex Goodman - guitar Matt Marantz - saxophone Eden Ladin - piano Rick Rosato - bass Jimmy Macbride - drums

The Haveners are an NYC-based musical collaborative dedicated to playing the music that needs to be played and keeping the funk, soul, and R&B alive!

Amy Vachal (9:15), Josh Ward Taylor (8:15) - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 December 09, 2017 - New York City

Born in Baltimore, raised in the Maryland suburbs, Josh Taylor was brought up on the music from his parent's generation. Early experiences of music from Dylan to Springsteen, and Bob Marley to Led Zeppelin, peaked Josh's interest in the guitar at an early age. Josh has been playing the guitar since the age of 12, started singing when he was 15, wrote his first song a year later, and since then, it's all been about the writing and honing his performance style. Since 2006, Josh Taylor has independently produced 5 albums. After a brief year and a half residence in Athens Georgia, Josh released the 2006, "Live at Eddie's Attic" which contains 16 live solo acoustic songs recorded at the legendary Georgia venue. In May of 06', he packed up and moved to New York City where he has been honing his craft as a writer and performer. He has since written and recorded 4 independently produced albums, "From the West River" in 2007, "Paranoia Town" in 2008, "A Little Blue" in 2009, and "Wild, Wild Ramblin' Heart" in 2010. All acoustic efforts, Josh will be going into the studio again in Spring 2012 with a full band for his 6th project. Quite simply dubbed, "A songwriter's songwriter" by Ishrat Ans... (read more)

Born in Manhattan, raised in New Jersey, matured in Paris, Asheville, and Brooklyn, Megg Farrell's music encapsulates all of her travels and experiences into one beautifully eclectic blend of honest simplicity and musical sophistication. When she was 16, she began singing blues music her father taught her and her own original tunes the East Village. At 18, she left New York for North Carolina and worked along the river learning folk traditions of the South. A few years later she moved to Paris to study jazz. Her music retained the stomp of the Southern influence and the blues of her childhood influences but added a new level of vocal and harmonic complexity. She now lives in Brooklyn where she has been professionally singing in the jazz world for four years. Her newest concoction Megg Farrell & Friends has brought her full circle back into her original music. She performs with musicians from the jazz word performing country numbers, blues, and her original folk. In 2016 she released her first full length album Fear Nothing which sprung this group into action. Fear Nothing is a mix of songs she has written throughout these years of growth, travel, romance, sorrow, and unabashed joie... (read more)

The Sweeplings make music that settles comfortably into the canon of classic American acoustic music, but their origin story couldn't be more modern. Whitney Dean and Cami Bradley have been writing together for just over a year but the timelessness of their music belies the youth of their collaboration. Haunting yet hopeful, together Dean and Bradley create luring melodies and lyrics that touch on the universal and the fleeting; those shared experiences that while they're happening might seem trivial, but go on to become waypoints in the memory of a life well lived. It might be the sudden realization that, when it comes to love, forever isn't all that long. We're are all on the same ride to the undeniable end, yet with someone by our side we just might be able to go gently into that good night. Sonically, they approach each song as if writing for the screen. A swirl of melodies and harmonies bring you along on their journey, the sounds they craft at once giving rise to a myriad of mental imagery. "We hope that listening to our record is, in a way, akin to watching a great film. We want to provide our listeners with an experience that is felt, not just heard" says Bradley. "We... (read more)

Pawns, DJ Sean Templar (A Murder of Crows NYC Goth & Post-punk Festival), DJ Jarek Zelazny (The Raven), DJ Jose Frances (Dark Dance Radio)

featuring Bruce "Big Daddy" Wayne & Special Guest Prentiss McNeil of The Drifters A musical journey taking you back in time! Back to when Berry Gordy's Motown label and his studio band the Funk Brothers and Stax record's Booker T and the MG's were the proponents of what came to be known as a historical style of music. "Soul Music" A trip back to when King and Smash records gave us "The Godfather of Soul" while the Columbia and Atlantic label brought us "The Queen of Soul". Now after a 28 year tenure with "The Drifters", vocalist Prentiss McNeil along with Bruce Wayne are leading this classic soul review with their unmatched energy and breath taking showmanship. A Decade of Soul is a passion driven classic soul tribute where it's difficult to stay in your seat!

Tony-winner and Oscar-nominee Julie Taymor brings this innovative and magical recreation of Mozart's The Magic Flute to life - complete with dancing bears and giant flamingos! The production is sung in English and shortened to just 100 minutes to form an abridged holiday version perfect for families. Pursued by a serpent in a strange land between the sun and the moon, Prince Tamino soon finds himself at the centre of a wild adventure when he is saved by the mysterious handmaidens of the commanding Queen of the Night. Sent on a mission to save the Queen's captured daughter Pamina with a magic flute and bumbling servant Papageno, Prince Tamino's trials have just begun as he loses his heart to the Princess and comes to realise that the nature of good and evil in this odd place may not be as clear as they first appear.

JESSIE'S GIRL's primary line-up includes a team of NYC's top rock and pop vocalists: Up-and-coming superstar Jenna O'Gara, Off-Broadway's Chris Hall and renown "Sting" impersonator Mark Rinzel. They are backed by one of the tightest bands in the city comprised of 20+ year veterans of the NYC music scene: Eric Presti on guitar, Sky on keys, Drew Mortali on bass, and Michael Maenza on drums, each with dozens of credits performing with authentic 80's icons who made the music famous to begin with! In fact, BRET MICHAELS, MC HAMMER, COLIN HAY from MEN AT WORK, TIFFANY, DEBBIE GIBSON, TAYLOR DANE, MIKE SCORE from A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS, TONE LOC, ROB BASE and many more have all performed at the BACK TO THE EIGHTIES SHOW.

Swing, dance, and bop with your family to the tunes of Charlie "Bird" Parker. Join Mr. Tim and the WeBop band as they play music by one of the founding fathers of bebop. Event Details & Information: This is a general admission event. Non-walking babies are free. Recommended for children eight months to seven years of age; all children must be accompanied by an adult. Access a special family four pack rate in person at the Box office or by calling Center Charge at 212-721-6500. The family four pack is not available online. Additional fees may apply.

Dessoff’s Messiah Sing invites all singers and non-singers alike to join with the choir on the work’s many choruses. According to NewYorkArts.net, “you’ll tingle down to your toes. If you enjoy choral music or simply want to see an up-and-coming conductor/performer with a great future, check out the Dessoff Choirs. And, if singing is even sort of your thing, consider joining the Dessoff’s 2017’s Messiah Sing. Hallelujah!”

Catch the holiday spirit with Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit and all the rest in Theatreworks' heartwarming musical based on the Dickens classic.

Vagabon, the moniker for multi-instrumentalist, Lætitia Tamko, was born in late 2014 during her final years of engineering school. Currently living in New York City via Cameroon, Tamko's cultural duality and engineering background informs her inspirations as a musician and a producer. Blending elements of west and east African music from her childhood with punk as well as electronic leaning instrumentation, Vagabon songs vary in themes and genre. In November 2014, Tamko self-released an EP, "Persian Garden", a collection of the first songs she had ever written. "Persian Garden" caught the attention of a larger than imagined audience which led Vagabon to a couple of U.S tours and several Northeast tours. Tamko recently finished recording her first album, where she is the writer, co-producer and main performer of all instruments.

An exceptional ensemble of performers—including Ailyn Pérez, Nadine Sierra, Isabel Leonard, Luca Pisaroni, Mariusz Kwiecien, and Ildar Abdrazakov—share the stage in Mozart's comic yet profound look at human nature and one crazy day in a wealthy Spanish household. Acclaimed Mozartean maestro Harry Bicket conducts Richard Eyre's high-spirited production.

This year more than ever we need to enjoy that "It's Just Us" feeling, sharing music and laughs with David Ippolito "That Guitar Man from Central Park"... and the usual suspects. ARTISTS David Ippolito — guitar, vocals George Wurzbach — piano, vocals Chris Tedesco — fiddle, mandolin, vocals Dan Paccione — bass, vocals Ryan Cavan — drums, vocals Teresa Reynolds — vocals

Marilyn Maye has been described as a singer, an entertainer, and sometimes an actress and comedian, but the word that most of her fans would use is "phenomenon." She is an unstoppable ball of energy, equal parts of Ella Fitzgerald and Ethel Merman, one that would be remarkable at any age, but even more so for a woman gearing up for her 90th birthday in April and who has been entertaining professionally for at least 80 of those years. At 89, Maye's raw firepower is astonishing, but we shouldn't let that overshadow the other attributes of her music, namely her amazing subtlety, her gift for underplaying a lyric, and her capacity for narrative. She is one of the few artists of any generation who is a great jazz singer with a remarkable sense of swing and concurrently a full-on theatrical singer with an equally great sense of drama and storytelling. Not to mention humor; she can deliver a punch-line like no one else and, with a single wink of her eyes of the expression on her face, make an entire audience laugh so hard that they can barely breathe. For most of the 1940's and 1950's she sang at nightclubs in Kansas City, where she learned her craft: how to swing, how to belt the b... (read more)

Suzanne Farrin, composer International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) Staging by Doug Fitch "Bringing out the shattering honesty of Michelangelo's poetry, Ms. Farrin set the words to music of aching intensity…those who attended this sold-out run of three shows heard an unforgettable performance in an ideal space."—The New York Times One of the most gifted artists who ever lived, Michelangelo was a painter, sculptor, architect—and poet. Written some five hundred years ago, his highly physical, sensual love letters form the libretto for this 2015 MetLiveArts commission, designed for our 16th-century Vélez Blanco Patio.

Weekend dance party featuring all top 40 hits - today and yesteryear. 5 bars, 2 floors. One of NY's long running weekend dance parties. The party begins at 10pm and rocks til 4am. The music encompasses your favorite party and sing along rock and pop tunes, both classic and contemporary hits. Get ready to go all night long! DJ Gina Bon Jersey is at the head of The Electric Feel Party each weekend at The Bowery Electric. Her notoriety is chronicled in Black Book and Spin Magazines. DJ Jordan Stern & DJ Bobby B. will also be spinning to make sure your night is fantastic!

*Dance of Time is out now and debuts at #1 on the itunes Jazz Album charts. Since moving to the United States in 1981, Eliane Elias has been known for her distinctive and immediately recognizable musical style which blends her Brazilian roots and sensuous voice with her virtuosic instrumental jazz, classical, and compositional skills. Two years after seducing fans with her GRAMMY®-winning "Made in Brazil" (Best Latin Jazz Album), Elias returns with, "Dance of Time," on Concord Jazz. Also recorded in Brazil, Dance of Time's themes are multifold. With the presence of extraordinary guests, the recording celebrates certain people integral to Elias' artistic journey as well as celebrating the samba, a genre originating from Bahia, via Africa, which recently marked its 100th anniversary.

Come Celebrate the Holidays with Mr. Tim and the Webop Family Jazz Band. Families Will Sing and Swing into the Holiday Season with This Fun and Interactive Show. These Concerts Are Appropriate for Children 8-Months to 8-Years and Are 45 Minutes in Length. Non-Walking Babies Do Not Need a Ticket for This Show. *Please Note That the 3pm Family Jazz Party Will Be Photographed for Jazz at Lincoln Center's Promotional Use. a Parent or Legal Guardian Will Have to Sign a Photo Release Form Online or on Site Before Entering the Event. If You Have Any Questions Please Contact Customer Service 212-258-9922 / Webop@Jazz.Org. Thank You!

Be a Vip for Night Night! Upgrade to Lounge 960 and Enjoy an Exclusive Menu, Drink Specials and Comfy Seating! This Performance Will Be Played in the Half Round. the Stage Will Not Rotate. This Performance Will Be Played to Sections B,C,D,E,F and G, Sections B and G Are Side Partial / Obstructed View. No Seat in the Theatre Is More Than Sixty Feet from the Stage. Everyone Needs a Ticket Regardless of Age. Interested in Vip Membership and Premium Seating for Our Events? for Information Please Call 516-247-5211 Members Get the Best Seats!

"Christmas Carols Old and New" -- a seasonal program for brass, piano, harp, cello, and chorus featuring selections from Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols and sacred and secular carols spanning four centuries (in English, Spanish, Latin, and Old Church Slavonic). Composers include Abbie Betinis (b. 1980), Franz Biebl (1906-2001), Arvo Pärt (b. 1935), Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), Tomas Luis de Victoria (c. 1548-1611), Morton Lauridsen (b. 1943), and John Rutter (b. 1945). Back by popular demand is a musical version of “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” a 1942 arrangement originally performed by the big band Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians. Audience sing-along carols will also fill the atmospheric spaces of Judson, the 1890 Village landmark church and center for the arts. Music Director Dr. Colin Britt conducts; Elena Belli, piano; Calliope Brass; Adan Vasquez, harp; and David Lasher, cello.

Native Sun is a four-piece rock n roll band from Brooklyn. Loud and urgent, their music breeds a beautiful chaos evocative of each member's experiences. Frontman Danny Gomez first met lead guitarist Jake Pflum while growing up in Florida. After years without contact they reconnected by chance on a random evening in the city, rekindling their friendship over their mutual obsession for The Rolling Stones and Velvet Underground. They immediately forced their best friend Alexis Castro to play drums (who had only just recently began teaching himself how to play). Bassist Mo Martinez uprooted to the city from Monterrey, Mexico. In hopes of playing music he reached out to Danny through mutual friends and naturally completed the band's lineup.

The Echo Friendly are a rock band from Brooklyn made up of married couple Shannon Esper and Jake Rabinbach as well as their friends Jake Vest and Greg Faison. Placing frank diary-like lyrics over propulsive drums and distorted guitars, they make anxiety and romantic confusion something you can sing along to. Their songs have been featured on HBO's GIRLS and Looking, as well as the films "Sleeping with Other People" and "Goodbye World." Their debut album "Love Panic"was released in 2014 and their new album will be out before the apocalypse, godwilling.

Dear Edvard is a new music-theatre piece about the life and loves of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863-1944). Art history biopic, love story, psychological exploration and family drama, Munch is set in the same hospital room at Dr. Jacobsen's Clinic for Nervous Disorders and Alcoholism, where the artist committed himself in 1908.

oanie Madden and Cherish the Ladies return to the Jeanne Rimsky Theater in a follow-up to last year's sold out holiday concert. Taking their name from a traditional Irish jig, Cherish The Ladies shares timeless Irish traditions with audiences worldwide. In this program, the Ladies perform classic Christmas carols, in their signature arrangements, highlighting unique Celtic instrumentation, beautiful harmonies, and spectacular step-dancing. A wonderful Christmas program, complete with full band and traditional Irish step dancers. "The five women who form the Celtic band delivered a thoroughly engaging performance brimming with spirit, wit and soul." - The Washington Post On sale to Friends starting Friday, July 7, 9 AM. General public sales start Wednesday, July 19, 9 AM.

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra Grammy Award winning pianist, composer and educator Arturo O'Farrill -- leader of the "first family of Afro-Cuban Jazz" (NY Times) -- was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. Son of the late, great composer Chico O'Farrill, Arturo was Educated at Manhattan School of Music, Brooklyn College Conservatory and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. He played piano in Carla Bley's Big Band from 1979 through 1983 and earned a reputation as a soloist in groups led by Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis and Harry Belafonte. The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra is the resident large format ensemble of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) founded by Arturo O'Farrill in 2007 and dedicated to preserving the music and heritage of big band Latin jazz, supporting its performance for new audiences, and educating young people in the understanding and performance of this important cultural treasure. For more information about the orchestra and other ALJA initiatives, please visit us at www.afrolatinjazz.org http://www.npr.org/2015/08/12/431549038/first-listen-arturo-o-farrill-cuba-the-conversation-conti... (read more)

Ted Leo is one of the finest songwriters of our generation, even if it's not entirely clear what generation that is. Starting in New York Hardcore with Citizen's Arrest, making the '90s safe for power-pop and Weller-esque hair with Chisel, then singing our turbulent lives like we were smarter than we were with The Pharmacists, and most recently providing equal parts sweetness and solace with Aimee Mann as The Both, Ted never let us down. And now, seven years after The Brutalist Bricks, he has a new solo album. And it's wonderful. The songs on The Hanged Man, recorded at a home-studio-in-transition in Wakefield, RI, with Ted playing almost all the instruments, are some of the finest and most finely wrought of Ted Leo's career. Ted describes the time working on the album as one of "personal desolation that felt fallow but was actually very fertile" and, indeed, lyrically, The Hanged Man is suffused with hope of sorts but crushingly heavy. The concerns addressed, whether personal trauma or the national disaster we're all currently existing in, matched with the range and vitality of the songcraft is inspiring, even uplifting. The Hanged Man offers the sharp bursts of skinny tie p... (read more)

Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event. The Jesus Lizard formed in late 80's Austin, TX after David Yow (vox) and David Wm. Sims' (bass) previous band Scratch Acid broke up. They started the Jesus Lizard with Duane Denison (guitar) and a drum machine and recorded their debut EP Pure with Steve Albini in 1989. A move to Chicago prompted the firing of the drum machine in favor of Mac McNeilly (drums) and in 1990 the band recorded their first full-length, Head, for Touch and Go. While the labels "seminal" and "legendary" are often applied too easily, they both accurately describe the Jesus Lizard. They released five more remarkable LPs before disbanding in 1999, the last being 1998's Blue.

This never-before-seen adaptation by director Cecilia Ligorio and resident conductor Sesto Quatrini cleverly weaves Rossini's The Barber of Seville into Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro as a series of flashbacks. Through the music of Rossini we glimpse the early lives of the characters from Beaumarchais' famous trilogy, which gives greater perspective on the matured characters in Mozart's story. With all the most memorable operatic moments intact, this "marriage" of two of the most famous Italian operas clocks in at a fast two hours, with some of opera's rising stars at the storytelling healm. CREATIVE TEAM Sesto Quatrini | Conductor Cecilia Ligorio | Stage Director Kirsten Scott | Executive Producer George Del Barrio | Creative + Technical Director Laetitia Ruccolo | Music Director Anthony Tornambene | Lighting Design Raxann Chin | Wardrobe Design CAST Paul La Rosa | Figaro Liana Guberman | Rosina Almaviva Suchan Kim | Count Almaviva Francisco Corredor | Basilio Colin Whiteman | Don Bartolo Kristina Bachrach | Susanna Sophie Delphis | Cherubino Paola Michelini | Marcellina

Starring: Jay & The Americans, Dennis Tufano (The Voice Of The Buckinghams), Jay Siegel's Tokens, The Classics, The Chiffons & The Capris. Performed in the Full Round. Everyone needs a ticket regardless of age. Interested in VIP Membership and Premium Seating for our events? For information please call 516-247-5211 Members get the best seats!

The Marion Cowings Jazz Vocal Workshop is a weekly session that gives vocalists a forum to develop the elements that define a jazz vocal performance. Vocalists at ALL levels, beginners to working pros, are encouraged to participate in this upbeat environment. Bring your questions! The format is simple: Vocalists come prepared with a song they already know, along with two copies of the sheet music. We usually begin with a group warm-up and/or discussion. You'll perform your selection and get comments and advice on how you present yourself and your material. We work with a variety of professional jazz accompanists, pianist or guitarist, bass, drums etc. CHECK IT OUT! • Fee: $40 paid in cash at the session • Please reserve a space in advance at singjazznyc@hotmail.com anytime up until noon of the Saturday before any workshop you wish to attend. • Participation w/o a reservation (or late arrival) is subject to class size; auditors may observe the class for $20. • Space is limited. For more details or to join the mailing list, please contact the workshop manager at: singjazznyc@hotmail.com • Sessions generally run 2-2.5 hrs.

Jazz drummer Ai Murakami was born in Japan, and has been fascinated by rhythm ever since she played taiko (Japanese drums) at the age of four. When she heard Thelonious Monk's "Monk's Dream" for the first time, she fell in love with his music immediately and immersed herself in jazz. She started her professional career while at Waseda University, and moved to New York city in 1998. Soon after her arriving, she found her musical home, Smalls Jazz Club, located in Greenwich Village, and quickly met like-minded musicians. Since then, she has dedicated herself to pursuing her musical passion. Her debut album Conception, released from Gut String Records in November 2014, features Zaid Nasser, Tardo Hammer and Hassan Shakur and has received outstanding reviews from the jazz critics. "Murakami is crisp and selective, but her breaks insert force into all the right places. She is the first reason Conception swings like crazy." "Her interpretations prove once again two things about bebop: Its complex energy is unique in its capacity to communicate joy, and its forms are inexhaustible in their openness to individual expression." Tom Conrad, Stereophile Magazine "The tw... (read more)

Lady Moon & the Eclipse Hardwork Movement Tacuma Bradley's Unity Band Leo Manzari - Mercury Lounge December 10, 2017 - New York

This event is 21 and over Lady Moon & The Eclipse Lady Moon & The Eclipse is a multicultural collective of musicians based in Brooklyn, NY. Through soaring vocal textures and R&B/afrobeat-influenced rhythms, they create inspirational music that explore the cosmic soul; a journey to become one's best self. Lady Moon carries the essence of the Moon, delivering a message of love, peace, and light, while the musicians serve as the Sun shining light upon her. The audience represents the Earth, also known as the Star People of Earth, completing the metaphorical eclipse. With a marked emphasis on inclusivity and spiritual unity, Lady Moon & The Eclipse explore positive music through the live experience to grow and make a difference in themselves and in the world. Hardwork Movement Hip-hop group based out of West Philadelphia. Drawing comparisons to The Roots, the group is comprised of four MCs and a five piece live band. Their sound embodies a modern spin on old-school hip-hop with a flare of neo-soul and R&B. the group has played at Firefly Music Festival, opened for Talib Kweli and Method Man and Redman and sold-out all of their headlined shows in Philadelphia. Tacuma Bradl... (read more)

Corcoran Holt, originally from Washington D. C., picked up his Masters degree at Queens College and has been on gigs aside notables like Javon Jackson, Curtis Fuller and Frank Morgan.

Born in West Palm Beach, FL, Robert completed his schooling at the Juilliard school and immediately started working with the likes of Roy Hargrove Big Band, Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band and Jimmy Heath's Big Band. John Lee, Leader of the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Band, hails Robert as, "A future giant of jazz trombone". His first record is titled, "Sound Business", featuring Keyon Harrold, Michael Dease, Alex Nyugen, Zaccai Curtis, Linda Oh, and Mark Whitfield, Jr..

Swing’n the Holidays with the Jive Aces at Adelphi University on December 10 - Adelphi University Performing Arts Center December 10, 2017 - Garden City

Put a kick into your holiday classics with powerhouse Britain's Got Talent semi-finalist and UK jive-swing band The Jive Aces. Swing’n the Holidays with the Jive Aces will take place on Sunday, December 10 at 3:00 p.m. on the Westermann Stage, Concert Hall in the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave, Garden City, New York. This London band is as dapper as they are danceable, driving audiences wild with sizzling sax, trombone and upright bass licks, a high-energy stage show and a touch of glam with their special guest singer Hollywood actress Makinna Ridgway. Swing’n the Holidays finds this irresistible six-piece putting a fresh spin on yuletide hits from the likes of Louis Prima, Bobby Darin and Dean Martin. This performance is generously sponsored by Sam, Susan and Zubin Grogg. The Adelphi PAC is one of Long Island’s premier cultural arts venues for entertainment of all kinds. Tickets are currently on sale for $45/$40 with discounts available to seniors, students and alumni. Information is available at the Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at 516.877.4000 or boxoffice@adelphi.edu. Regular box office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 1:00-6:00... (read more)

BG. B for Boris. G for Grebenshikov. In Russia and Ukraine, in Belarus and Latvia, as well as in many other former Soviet Union countries, these initials immediately identify the man who, at 62, has often been considered as the greatest living Russian poet and singer and is a real cult hero there. Bilingual mathematician Boris Grebenshikov has also been known in the West since 1986, when his band Aquarium was featured on "Red Wave," the first compilation of rock music from St Petersburg released by a U.S. record label. Three years later, MTV audiences could see him on video clips, singing in English, and he was likened to a "Russian Bob Dylan, David Bowie or Marc Bolan" depending on the critics. Every Western journalist was trying to find an equivalent to the multiform talent of Boris, who had signed with CBS/Columbia. Boris Grebenshikov was not the first Soviet citizen seduced by rock and roll even though this music style, which communist ideologists considered as a sort of bourgeois perversion, was not to be found in record shops. He was not the first one singing rock in Russian or wearing long hair and faded jeans. But he was the first to fully pass on the whole Western sp... (read more)

"The 2017 Annual JamesBarbour Holiday Concert" Sunday, December 10 at 6pm TheBroadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce Broadway's own Phantom, James Barbour, will beperforming his ninth holiday concert at Birdland on Sunday, December 10 at 6pm. LaughingDog Media will present James Barbour and his guests in his 9th Annual HolidayConcert. Filledwith holiday classics such as "The Christmas Song," "O Holy Night," "TheDreidel Song" and an audience participation "Twelve Days Of Christmas," thisconcert celebrates the warmth and joy of the holiday season. Starting in 2008, James Barbour's HolidayConcert has played to sold out crowds around the world and has become a stapleeach holiday season. The award-winningBroadway at Birdland concert series has been celebrating the performers andcreators from the Great White Way at the historic music room for the past fifteenyears. "The 2017 James Barbour Holiday Concert" Sunday, December 10 at 6pm Birdland, 315 West 44 Street, NYC www.BirdlandJazz.com $30, $45 cover, $10food/drink minimum per person

Pairs of stellar opera singers, many of whom were winners of a George London prize early in their careers, or recent George London Award recipients, perform in this annual series of recitals. A reception with the artists follows each recital. ?? Marjorie Owens, soprano Quinn Kelsey, baritone Myra Huang, piano? Marjorie Owens this past season appeared at the Semperoper Dresden as Dorotka in Schwanda, as Senta in The Flying Dutchman with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and the title role of Leonore with Washington Concert Opera.

The only guitarist ever to win the prestigious Naumberg International Competition Award, Caballero is hailed for his dazzling virtuosity and spellbinding performances. His repertoire is noted for its breadth and scope, as reflected in this program, with the guitarist's own arrangement of Albeniz' Spanish gem for piano showcased alongside another in Rimsky-Korsakov's vibrant Capriccio espagnol. Caballero makes a compelling case that even when composed for other instrumentation, music infused with the spirit of Spain sounds most natural on the guitar. A Bach partita and the world premiere of a new piece composed by the guitarist round out the program.

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra is a performance driven program that gives talented and dedicated young jazz musicians the opportunity to perform regularly in one of New York City's leading jazz clubs often with guest artists from the New York scene. The visiting guests give a workshop to the band members in addition to providing the experience of playing with the top musicians on the scene. On Sundays during the school year, the students rehearse and workshop in the room before opening the doors at 1:00pm and giving a concert that is free and open to the public at 2:00pm.

In his New York Times review of Bill Frisell and Thomas Morgan's Small Town (5.19.2017), Giovanni Russonello called the former "a giant of improvised music, whose smoldering, tube–amplified guitar sound never loses its air of positivist contemplation." As for bassist Morgan, some 30 years Frisell's junior, "his warm and serious bass tone can assimilate itself into almost any band, becoming the music's sturdy architecture without compromising his own blunt power." In 2005, Bill Frisell's Unspeakable won the GRAMMY Award in the category of Best Contemporary Jazz Album; recorded live in New York, Small Town is his first album for ECM Records as a leader/co–leader since Lookout For Hope in 1988. "It's in the more naked, completely vulnerable environs of the duo—where the need for musical trust is, perhaps, at its most crucial—that the profound chemistry shared by these two thoroughly synchronized players becomes even clearer." (All About Jazz) Bill Frisell - guitar Thomas Morgan - bass

92Y and PJ Library present this joyful, interactive show for the whole family! Written by Rebecca Schoffer and Joel Esher. Join Benny on his journey as he explores the values of caring and sharing, building a strong sense of community and finding joy in giving thanks! After the performance, families are invited to schmooze, snack and meet the cast at our lively after party! Run time, approx. 1 hour Free for children under 1 yr. *Adapted from Bagels From Benny written by Aubrey Davis with illustrations by Dušan Petri?i? © 2003. Used by permission of Kids Can Press Ltd., Toronto.

Outer Limits is a new commissioned program with four diverse composers that are working with music in different directions. The evening will include composers Tristan Perich (USA), Nik Bärtsch (Switzerland), Pete Harden (UK/The Netherlands), and Vanessa Lann (USA/The Netherlands) In the work of Tristan Perich, we feature two dueling pianos juxtaposed against a web 1-bit electronics in a raucous nancarrow-esque piece. In Nik Bartsch, he has written a three movement work conjuring deep rhythmic grooves and virtuosic unison licks with beautiful mesmerizing suspension. Pete Harden will be writing a work that will be a improvised map of sounds, based off of butterfly migration patterns, and in the case of Vanessa Lann, she will be creating a theatrical work with poetry and movement.

TheBroadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce Broadway's own Phantom, James Barbour, will beperforming his ninth holiday concert at Birdland on Sunday, December 10 at 6pm. LaughingDog Media will present James Barbour and his guests in his 9th Annual HolidayConcert. Filledwith holiday classics such as "The Christmas Song," "O Holy Night," "TheDreidel Song" and an audience participation "Twelve Days Of Christmas," thisconcert celebrates the warmth and joy of the holiday season. Starting in 2008, James Barbour's HolidayConcert has played to sold out crowds around the world and has become a stapleeach holiday season. The award-winningBroadway at Birdland concert series has been celebrating the performers andcreators from the Great White Way at the historic music room for the past fifteenyears.

Live Podcast Taping! Join host Ali Silva and company for an evening of dark entertainment: strange and thrilling original dramas, along with live music and comic sketches performed in the style of old-time radio broadcasts.

"The Philippe Lemm Trio is continually proving to be one of the most exciting and electrifying jazz trio's around today. Led at the helm by drummer Philippe Lemm, the group met in New York in 2011, and after one session together, realized that their undeniable chemistry was one that needed to be taken and shared with the world. Comprised of three musicians with exceptional command of their instruments, the group's repertoire draws heavily from re-imaginations of jazz standards in a way that both defies genre and corresponds to any modern jazz fan. The group uses their trust and understanding of one another's musical tendencies to create passionate musical soundscapes, which range from traditional jazz to the progressive rock/classical-influenced music. Hearing the trio is a special and unforgettable experience, and you will be captivated after listening to one piece." Their TV appearance on the TV-show Vrije Geluiden led to sold out concerts throughout The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany on the first half of their European CD release tour. The trio has performed on stages like: North Sea Jazz Festival, Pori Jazz Festival, Bimhuis (Amsterdam), Getxo Festival (Bilbao), ... (read more)

Jim Dawson Jim Dawson Jim's Holiday Celebration! From silly to serious. with Seth David Walter, Ritt Henn, and Marshal Rosenberg Jim's Bio: Jim's Dawson's musical style is Adult Contemporary/ Pop/ Folk/ Theater. His concert presentation, his immediate connection to his audience, his voice and songwriting, his compelling positive delivery of one-ness and togetherness, as well as his humor, continues to touch audiences all over the world.

Canadian disco studio group Led by pop-rock producer George Lagios and disco producer Pat Deserio, of Kebekelektrik and Rational Youth. They formed in 1978 and released two albums. Their biggest hits are their cover of Babe Ruth's "The Mexican" and "(Everybody) Get Dancin'"

"Swedish flutist Elsa Nilsson and her quartet will perform traditional Swedish songs often sung on December 13th to celebrate Lucia. This uniquely swedish holiday celebrates the return of light during the darkest time of the year. You can expect some South African, Jamaican, Brazilian and Balkan influences and gingerbread cookies for everyone! Elsa Nilsson's music is profoundly playful and diversely influenced. She believes that the true beauty of music is its capacity to transcend cultural boundaries. She considers all folk music (including jazz) to have a common thread, and that by weaving those threads together, a deeper, more complete understanding among cultures can be reached. This philosophy is evident in her compositional style, subtly blending cross-cultural elements to create a sound that is distinctly her own. Each member of the band brings his or her own flavor to the music. With Nilsson leading on flute, this band also features Jeff McLaughlin on Guitar, Alex Minier on Bass, and Cody Rahn on Drums and Percussion.

Funkbox NYC Presents Mawu Anniversary | Jansy, Mark Francis, & Tony Touch - Cielo December 10, 2017 - New York

The Legacy Continues. Tony Touch A.K.A Tony Toca continues to be a force to be reckoned with. Tony Touch, an icon in Hip Hop and in the Urban Hispanic genre plus seasoned player in the game, is a true innovator and has revolutionized the DJ game over and over. From his legendary mix tapes, to his skills on the 1's and 2's, he has become one of Hip Hop's most recognized DJ's. This C.E.O/Artist/Producer is now currently working on his 7th commercial release titled "The Piece Maker 3…Return of the 50 MC's" and is expected to make history once again. Tony Touch began as a B-Boy during the rap music renaissance era of the early 80's. Heavily influenced by pioneers like the Rock Steady Crew, Grandmaster Flash, Red Alert, "Little" Louie Vega, and Jam Master Jay, he quickly shifted his interests towards the turntables. Toca is known for his legendary mix tapes like the original 50 MC's parts 1, 2 and 3. Included in this series are some of the hottest artists in the game such as KRS ONE, Kool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane, Wyclef, M.O.P., Big L, Mos Def and many more all coming together for one collective piece. This along with the countless other mix tapes, Tony became recognized in the streets a... (read more)

Trent Armand Kendall + Brass Illusion's Reluctant Holiday Jam! - Cutting Room December 10, 2017 - New York

Broadway's renaissance man, international headliner, and recording artist Trent Armand Kendall and the best horn band in the land, Brass ILLUSION, return to their New York City home (The Cutting Room ) with their brand new holiday concert. The eclectic playlist of bonafide hits from "then and now" is an exciting fusion of jazz, blues, rock and soul with the dynamic Brass ILLUSION twist that always brings audiences to their feet and leaves them dancing in the aisles! Say farewell to another year. Raise a glass, celebrate, and forget your worries while groovin' to Brass ILLUSION favorites and seasonal classics by Ella Fitzgerald, Donny Hathaway, Al Jarreau, Mariah Carey and many more; all delivered with Kendall's high energy, gritty, transformative vocals.

Early Music New York: Burgundian Christmas - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine December 10, 2017 - New York

Artist in Residence Early Music New York present sacred and secular Renaissance holiday motets and carols for voices and instruments. Hear and see this special holiday repertoire performed for voices and instruments in the intimate and ambient St. James Chapel.

SZA envelopes your soul at first listen. Coveting a special innocence about her, the Maplewood native laces her music with soul-quenching traces of seductive allure. It's truly the subtleties that make a difference though; the floral imagery, the small touches on her production, her concise yet intense songwriting. It all molds together to form this beautiful package. "I was raised on a lot of John Coltrane, Satchmo, Miles Davis, Billy Holiday, and Björk with an adult obsession of all things Wu-Tang," says SZA. " The one thing I've always admired is their ability to paint scenes with their sounds. When I write I usually let the beat saturate my mood and head space; that determines every scene and set design for any song, the rest is all secondary." The songstress was first noticed sharing stages with the likes of Canadian artist Colin Munroe, Asher Roth, and multiple Star Trak artists including Christian Rich. Since then SZA has released a variety of soulful tidbits, ranging from features on some of your favorite artists tracks (to be released), to songwriting and solo cuts. Her debut EP See.SZA.Run is out now.

The Dessoff Choirs Presents Holiday Concert - St. John's Episcopal Church December 10, 2017 - Brooklyn

Hailed as “one of the great amateur choruses of our time (New York Today) for its “full-bodied sound and suppleness (The New York Times),” The Dessoff Choirs celebrates the holiday season with a trio of festive concerts. Now in its 93rd year, The Dessoff Choirs continues to wow audiences with its seasonal repertoire and contemporary arrangement of carols performed in some of New York City’s most beautiful churches. This season’s offerings include a sing-in of Handel’s Messiah (the quintessential classical music highpoint of the Christmas season), Bernstein’s Simchu na celebrating the start of Hanukkah, and works by New York City-based composers: Ola Gjeilo, Nancy Wertsch, Gregg Smith, and James Bassi—to name a few.

Teev Presents Hadag Nahash with Special Guest Hanan Ben Ari - The Gramercy Theatre December 10, 2017 - New York

Cooming out of Jerusalem in 1996 HADAG NAHASH, became the biggest band Israel has to offer. Its music combines fresh Hip Hop, rock, reggae and funk sounds, and serves as a melting pot of tight grooves with Middle Eastern flavor. Their unique sound attracted many dedicated followers, as well as vast media reception. They've gained momentum year after year, and today are considered the best selling Hip Hop artist in Israel. Starting early on in their career, Hadag Nahash managed to walk the fine line between popularity to social agenda. Known for their fevering agenda, they've become the critics and social moral of the Israeli society. Their songs promote equality and civil rights, and create a soundtrack to the local struggle against racism and corruption.

SAMAA presents Indo Jazz Festival: a union between the two most improvisational genres of music, creating a transcendental experience of music and dance without borders.

Washer Bethlem Steel, Cross Legged, Hosted by Brett Davis - Baby's All Right December 10, 2017 - Brooklyn

7 pm: Afro-Cuban 8 pm: Bluegrass 9 pm: Arab All events are sponsored by Columbia University's Music Performance Program and are free and open to the public.

A Hanukkah Musical for Families Featuring the Kaufman Kids In this delightful re-imagining of the ancient Hanukkah story, Judy is a feisty young girl who leaves her father to help the Maccabees in their fight for religious freedom.

A celebration of the ancient miracle of Hanukkah, of more contemporary wonders, and of the diversity of Jewish choral music. Join the Zamir Chorale and Zamir Noded, under the direction of Maestro Matthew Lazar, for a program of traditional selections of the season, as well as more recent compositions by composers from Europe, America, and Israel. ARTISTS Zamir Chorale Zamir Noded

Seventh Annual Holiday Sing-A-Long w/ Dan Zanes & Friends (Early Show) - City Winery December 10, 2017 - New York

Dan Zanes Grammy Award winner Dan Zanes occupies a unique place in American music where sea shanties, English music hall, North American and West Indian folk music, play party songs, the spirit of early rock-and-roll and soulful originals collide. Beginning in the year 2000 he has performed everywhere from thrift shop basements to Carnegie Hall, from Brooklyn to Bahrain and beyond, and during that time has released over a dozen children's CDs and several DVDs reconnecting people to songs that have always been there, and still are—although people may have forgotten about them. Referred to as "the family-music genre's most outspoken and eloquent advocate" by Time Magazine, his widely - acclaimed music has all been featured on Sesame Street, Playhouse Disney, Nickelodeon, HBO Family and Sprout. Dan is currently finishing up a CD that celebrates the children's music of his main inspiration, Lead Belly, The King of the 12-String Guitar. "Ha-Ha This Away" will be released on the Smithsonian/Folkways label in spring 2017. For the past year, Zanes has been a strong advocate for Sensory Friendly performances and is working with Haitian-American jazz vocalist / Music Therapist Cl... (read more)

"A striking piece of cabaret theatre" —Mark Dundas Woods, BISTRO AWARDS — "Fellman was poised and powerful . . . Her voice . . . thrillingly expansive" "FRENCHY is cabaret that deserves to be seen by many more New Yorkers." "Perfectly crafted" — Navida Stein, STAGE BUDDY — "A soprano with a creamy legit sound and sweet vulnerability" "Ms. Fellman's performance is magnifique! " "This lovely soprano's voice made the bittersweet sounds of the French repertoire sound sublime." — Magda Katz, TIMES SQUARE CHRONICLES "The audience was smitten with Ms. Fellman . . . reminiscent of a young Audrey Hepburn, the audience was ready to follow her to Antartica, but fortunately she takes us to Paris instead!" — Navida Stein, STAGE BUDDY

The thirteen-member Waverly Consort, under the direction of Michael Jaffee, returns with this perennial favorite, a Met holiday tradition for over thirty-five years. Hymns, processionals, and other compositions from the Middle Ages weave together for a sonic telling of The Christmas Story in a pageant of exceptional beauty. Click for more times. Tickets to this event include same day Museum admission.

Jimmy Heath has long been recognized as a brilliant instrumentalist and a magnificent composer and arranger. The middle brother of the legendary Heath Brothers (bassist Percy and drummer Tootie) and the father of Mtume, he has performed with nearly all the jazz greats of the last 50 years, from Howard McGhee, Dizzy Gillespie, and Miles Davis to Wynton Marsalis. Heath's career got off to an early start – in 1948 at the age of 21, he performed in the First International Jazz Festival in Paris with McGhee, sharing the stage with Coleman Hawkins, Slam Stewart, and Erroll Garner. One of his earliest big bands (1947-1948) in Philadelphia included John Coltrane, Benny Golson, Specs Wright, Cal Massey, Johnny Coles, Ray Bryant, and Nelson Boyd. Charlie Parker and Max Roach even sat in on one occasion. During his career, Heath has performed on more than 100 albums, including seven with the Heath Brothers and 12 as a leader. He has also written more than 125 compositions, many of which have become jazz standards and have been recorded by other artists, including Art Farmer, Cannonball Adderley, Clark Terry, Chet Baker, Miles Davis, James Moody, Milt Jackson, Ahmad Jamal, Ray Charles... (read more)

Renee Rosnes Deep in Blue featuring Melissa Aldana, Steve Nelson (12/7-12/8), Peter Washington and Lenny White - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola Through December 10, 2017 - New York

With pianist Renee Rosnes, bassist Peter Washington, drummer Lenny White, vibraphonist Steve Nelson (12/7-12/8 only), and tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana One of the premiere pianists and composers of her generation, Renee Rosnes has toured and recorded with legendary musicians James Moody, Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, JJ Johnson, Bobby Hutcherson, the SFJAZZ Collective, and her husband, pianist Bill Charlap. A New York City staple for years, every member of Rosnes' group has an extremely impressive résumé and brings their absolute best to this group. If her recent sold-out appearances at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola are any indication, audiences should expect to hear some of Rosnes' award-winning original compositions and perhaps a few choice selections by such artists as Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, and Billy Strayhorn. Stop by to check out one of the most consistently excellent groups in town.

ani, nina, and lily music No One and the Somebodies is composed of the four Yankou brothers: Brian, Steve, Kevin and Bobby. NOATS formed in Hawthorne, NY in 2001 and has toured nationally. The third full-length album, Numbers, was released on NOATS' 10th anniversary. The band's sound is decidedly diverse and can turn from dee dee dwee deedle fwee t'taaah to BWUUUAAAAAGGGHHHH BAKKA BAKKA KABBUDDA SKIPOOOOW pretty quickly.

As a drummer, Ari Hoenig's success has been unprecedented. Growing up in Philadelphia, his parent's influence exposed Ari to a variety of alternative musical experiences. His father is a conductor and classical singer, his mother a violinist and pianist. Accordingly, at six years of age, Ari began studying the violin and piano. He began playing drums at age twelve and by age fourteen, he was honing his skills with other young jazz musicians at Philly clubs such as Ortlieb's Jazz Haus. Ari attended the prestigious University of North Texas for three years, where he studied with Ed Soph while playing with the "One O'Clock" Lab Band. Wanting to be closer to New York City, in 1995 Ari transferred to William Patterson College in northern New Jersey. He soon found himself playing for legendary Philadelphia organist Shirley Scott and working regularly in New York City. Shortly thereafter, Ari moved into Brooklyn, and since, has found himself playing extensively with variety of groups, including Jean Michel Pilc Trio, Kenny Werner Trio, Chris Potter Underground, Kurt Rosenwinkel Group, Joshua Redman Elastic band, Jazz Mandolin Project and bands led by Wayne Krantz, Mike Stern, Richar... (read more)

Drummer, Jonathan Barber, born in Hartford, CT, has been playing the drums since the age of 5. Jonathan was first introduced to the drums by his father and began nurturing his passion and talents at his family church. During his senior year of high school, Barber became a member of the Artists Collective in Hartford, CT founded by Jackie and Dollie McLean. There he studied with Master Artist, Renee Mclean, who introduced him to jazz, and its African roots and rhythms; it was at that point Jonathan knew he wanted to be a musician. He furthered his studies at the University of Hartford, Hartt School of Music, Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz, where he graduated Cum Laude, receiving a B.A. in Music Performance (Jazz Studies). Wasting no time Jonathan became an on-demand drummer in the Hartford, CT Jazz scene, and began building his career in the New York jazz scene. Jonathan has had the opportunity to perform with many artists such as, Jimmy Greene, Erykah Badu, Wallace Roney, Jeremy Pelt, Kenny Barron, John Patitucci, Kurt Elling, Terrace Martin, Charnett Moffett, Stanley Jordan, Harold Mabern, Steve Davis, Larry Willis, Abraham Burton and many more. Jonathan has been privileged to gi... (read more)

Andy Cooney's Christmas Celebration - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall December 11, 2017 - New York City

Make merry with Broadway favorite Andréa Burns. The hilarious Latina Jewess celebrates her multicultural heritage with music, humor, warmth, and stories of her favorite holiday memories. Naughty or nice, there's sure to be a special gift for everyone from one of Broadway's best musical comediennes.

Yodeling, rhythmic clicks, and throat singing with complex harmonies are just some of the techniques that Roomful of Teeth pull from its expansive vocal toolbox. Winners of the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music / Small Ensemble Performance, the ensemble is committed to exploring the expressive potential of the human voice by using vocal techniquesfrom around the world. In addition to a work commissioned by Carnegie Hall, they perform Partita, the composition by composer and ensemble member Caroline Shaw for which she received the Pulitzer Prize.

New York Youth Symphony: Ted Nash, Extended Works - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola December 11, 2017 - New York

With alto saxophonist Ted Nash The New York Youth Symphony Jazz Band is one of the best ensembles of its kind. The members of this group range from early teens to early 20s, making the quality of their sound even more astonishing. While celebrating the heritage of jazz, the group also values a progressive, emerging new sound. Tonight, the NYYS Jazz Band explores the music of Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and composer Ted Nash, a longtime member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Selections will include excepts from Nash's Presidential Suite, exploring great 20th century political speeches dealing with the theme of freedom, and Portrait in Seven Shades, inspired by the paintings of Monet, Dali, Matisse, Picasso, and others. The concert will also feature the premiere of Andrew Karboski's Groovement.

The GRAMMY Award–winning Mingus Big Band performs another month of "Mingus Mondays" dedicated to the music of legendary jazz bassist, composer, and bandleader Charles Mingus (1922–1979). "Mingus' diverse repertoire includes everything from gospel hollers and church music to lush ballads, swinging dance tunes, bebop and the blues…The music is, like Mingus himself, earthy, passionate, soul-ful and intense – and at all times swinging." (NPR)

Go: Organic Orchestra is a 21st century vision of a "future orchestra." Artistic director Adam Rudolph's prototypical approach to composing and improvisational conducting embraces music forms and cosmologies from around the world. Using a non-linear score with his unique approach to rhythm as the seed material, Rudolph improvisationally conducts the musicians in concert. This creates spontaneous orchestrations which serve as both context and inspiration for the musician's improvisational dialogue. The New York City based Go: Organic Orchestra is a multi-cultural, multi-generational, multi-racial chamber orchestra that combines western and non-western instrumentation to present a serious contemporary music based on the original compositional concept of musical director Adam Rudolph.

BETTY Annual Holiday Concert with Extra Special Guest Gloria Steinem (and other holiday surprise guests) - City Winery December 11, 2017 - New York

BETTY, New York City's iconic pop/performance band,returns to City Winery for their legendary annual Holiday Show. Amy Ziff (Vocals, Cello), Elizabeth Ziff (Vocals, Guitar, Programming) and Alyson Palmer (Vocals, Bass, Programming) have been recording, touring, performing, and creating together as independent artists for thirty years! In addition to television, film, Off-Broadway theater and concert tours, BETTY travels the world as Arts Envoys for the US State Department and through their non-profit ogranization, thebettyeffect.org. This holiday show will be filled with music, mayhem, and wine. From their inception, BETTY has pushed the boundaries of pop music, utilizing their powerful, fun, fierce, female energy as an extension of their tight harmonies, breezy backbeats, and unwaveringemphasis on melody. BETTY aspires to bring joy, love, heartbreak, sex, hilarityand holiday spirit through their music. Pack away your holiday woes and come get in the spirit with BETTY. BIG SPECIAL GUEST is Gloria Steinem. Yes, THE Gloria Steinem!

Ugly Holiday Sweater Party with Genghis Barbie - Miller Theatre Columbia University School of Art December 11, 2017 - | New York

Celebrated comedian, singer and cabaret star, Amber Martin, curates and hosts a weekly showcase of some of the most brilliant performers in NYC, thus the world. A TimeOutNY Pick! The Amber Zone happens each Monday, with doors at 7pm and show at 8pm, Amber Martin will present a different one-hour program starring a bevy of downtown and beyond artists (Amber's very talented friends!). Each week, a different show by a different performer. You never know who or what you'll get, but you can rest assured it will be fun, truly brilliant and most importantly, intimate. No reservations. Please note… First come first served, and the room is intimate, so it will fill up quickly. Amber Martin is a NYC – based performing artist, vocalist and funny lady with a pretty great resume in downtown performance chic. Each Monday, Amber plays producer of the show as well as her own version of Joe the Bartender! She'll be serving them up cold and classy in the front bar while you sip away and enjoy a true NYC – style show experience in the back! Please stick around after the show to mingle with the artists and their cool friends while everyone is invited to join the post-show, honest to god rock a... (read more)

Cody Melville w/ special guests John Melville, Joel B. Cannon, Ben Toro, Jesse Bryson, and Dina Regine, ElectraJets - Bowery Electric December 11, 2017 - New York

Guest event: Chasing Astor – In The Footsteps of Piazzolla - The Slipper Room December 11, 2017 - New York

A musical journey from the 1900's bordellos in Buenos Aires to present day New York City through the dynamic rhythms of the Argentine Tango. The night will feature ?storytelling through sensual music and dance. For more information visit www.quartettotomassini.com "These four women worked masterfully to put on a performance that was impassioned, inspiring, and downright fun... Quartetto Tomassini is a relief for when a concert of mainstream music simply won't do. Whether it's date night, or to expand your mind, this group takes you on a well-curated journey of tango, mixed with other musical elements – they are sure to not disappoint!" Kelby Khan, Center Stage

Journalist for NYC's weekly Village Voice and many other periodicals, published author, musicologist and musician. His band Burnt Sugar defies categories, and has a floating and ever-changing line-up of musical collaborators.

After finding herself as a background singer for Grammy Award winning artist Melissa Etheridge, and Jerry Wonda's Platinum Sound Band, this New York native honed her craft as a playful-yet-passionate multi-genre singer-songwriter. Encompassing elements of pop, rock, urban infusion and hints of her upstate Americana roots, her 2016 debut album "Lollipops & Daggers" (featured on Kiss FM & iHeart Radio) arrived followed by sold out shows in NYC. With her new single "Hello, Goodbye," set to drop this November, this former pop singer is excited to showcase a whole new country sound in her New York meets Nashville styled upcoming EP, "Paper Trail". "On an irrationally rational whim, I decided to spend one month traveling Europe and left 3 days later. While on my whirlwind adventure, I realized I was leaving a paper trail of melodies and memories all the way back to New York. If you need me, find me on my paper trail."- J.A. In addition, she continues to tour with celebrity acts and enjoys composing music for TV, film and artists.

Victory Boyd hails from a family of gifted musicians, who could often be found performing an extensive repertoire in Central Park. She is now primed to become the face of the ever-popular Soul-Fusion genre after Jay Z discovered her, and subsequently signed her to Rocnation.

Keep real music alive, celebrate the artistry of the DJ & bring back the true vibe & soul of New York City! Mobile Mondays! is a weekly event founded by Operator Emz honoring the 45 RPM record & has quickly become New York City's premier 45's vinyl night for music lovers. Every week is presented by Operator Emz, Natasha Diggs, Joey Carvello, Just Blaze, Misbehaviour & $$$Mike, Hosted by Miss Rebecca at The Bowery Electric. MM brings NYC's vinyl rats together to celebrate everything from disco to garage, curated from the inside. For the artists and creatives who congregate, Mobile Mondays! is a chance to go back to the New York City they love best; when records were events, the DJ was on the pulpit and the dance floor was epic. The Mobile Movement incubates creative collaboration. It brings together a network of like-minded New Yorkers capitalizing on shared inspiration. Celebrating the artistry of the DJ, music lovers find their Downtown meeting house at the Bowery Electric. Mobile Nights are often thematic, with funk, soul, disco, house, rock, reggae, new wave, and salsa making the rounds. The genre doesn't define the party; MM has real curators on the turntables who fold th... (read more)

Conductor: Butch Morris. Players: Jesse Murphy, Ilhan Ersahin, Eddie Henderson, Graham Haynes, Doug Wieselman, Jonathon Haffner, Kirk Knuffke, Kenny Wollesen, Sylvia Gordon, Derek Nievergelt, Chantal Ughi, Michael Kiaer, Sabina Sciubba, Mauro Refosco, Didi Gutman, Aaron Johnston, Zeke Zima, Daniel Jodocy.

Great Organ: Midday Monday - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine December 11, 2017 - New York

Cathedral organists provide a 30-minute break for mind, body and spirit on Mondays at 1 pm with an entertaining and informative demonstration of the Cathedral's unparalleled Great Organ.

Age Restriction: All Ages. General Admission Only. Sam Wilkinson, better known as Sammy Wilk, is a musician, model, and social media influencer who shot to fame for his activities on social media platforms such as Vine, Twitter, and Instagram. What originally started as casual collaborations with his best buddies in 2014, has now become a full-fledged career for Sammy. With time, his fan base, followers, and viewers have increased, along with engagement on all of his social media platforms. At 24 years of age, Derek Luh has created a noteworthy buzz reinventing himself as a savvy lyricist by perfecting his signature flow. The young artist's future is bright and exciting as he gears up to release his latest project, marking the beginning of a new chapter in his life. In 2013, Derek first broke onto the scene with his debut mixtape, "L.A. Confidential", which featured the likes of Mark Battles, Lola Monroe, Dizzy Wright, and Jarron Benton.

Chanukah Festival with Moshav Lost & Found, Aryeh Kunstler - Baby's All Right December 11, 2017 - Brooklyn

With a busy touring schedule and rave reviews from the press and peers, Jonathan is steadily becoming one of the most exciting new faces on the international Jazz.

"Ponselle, Milanov, Sutherland, Callas … after last night, Radvanovsky can add her name to the list," declared the Huffington Post when Sondra Radvanovsky made her Met role debut as Norma in 2013. The 2017–18 season opens with a new production of Bellini's masterpiece, starring Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her archrival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma's unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar's evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule. Production a gift of Veronica Atkins

What Makes It Great? Beethoven's String Quartet No. 16, Op. 135 - Kaufman Music Center December 11, 2017 - New York

Featuring the Harlem Quartet The F-major Quartet was Beethoven's last completed work, finished only five months before his death. On the manuscript of the last movement, he writes, "The very difficult question" and then above the movement's 6 key notes, "Must it be?" and "It must be." The meaning of these words as well as the quartet's unique mixture of the serious and the playful, the cosmic and the comic, have made the work one of Beethoven's most enigmatic masterpieces. Join Rob Kapilow and the Harlem Quartet as they explore the mysteries of Beethoven's final work.

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that producer/hostess Jamie deRoy will bring another star-studded Jamie deRoy & friends to the historic stage on Monday, December 11 at 7pm. Show business tour de force Jamie deRoy brings her star-studded Jamie deRoy & friends holiday show, 'Tis The Season to New York's famed Birdland Monday, December 11 at 7pm. Proceeds from the evening will benefit The Actors Fund: Jamie deRoy & friends Cabaret Initiative. A starry cast will be announced soon.

Perfume Genius is the stage name for Seattle-based singer-songwriter and artist Mike Hadreas (born 1981 in New York).

When Ryan Kinder played the world-famous Ryman Auditorium in Nashville for the first time, he turned that Grand Ole Opry performance into a special moment. Kinder set aside his guitar, walked away from the microphone and moved to the edge of the stage – a stage that's hosted such signpost acts as Johnny Cash, Don Henley and Dolly Parton – to deliver an impassioned version of his gospel-tinged ballad "Still Believe In Crazy Love." With the instruments out of the picture, Kinder put the focus solely on his voice, wringing a complex set of musical influences and a ton of emotion out of a one-of-a-kind set of pipes. Not every artist could – or should – take that kind of a risk at such a sacred venue, but for Kinder, it was an ideal showcase. There's a singular sound to his voice, one that's enriched with country, soul, pop, rock and gospel. And Kinder expresses those myriad influences with a unique texture, a way of relating his words with a ferocity and conviction that sounds like no one else. It's the kind of individuality that's found in many of popular music's most identifiable singers – Elton John, Garth Brooks or Reba McEntire – and he backs it with a from-the-gut power.... (read more)

As if creeping from the Southern swamps and mist-soaked cotton fields, SIMO's "Stranger Blues" is the perfect table-setter for the Nashville power trio's vibrant new LP, Let Love Show the Way. The song is a blueprint for reinvigorating the fusion of jazz improvisation, downhome blues and classic R&B, as well as these genres' psychedelic Brit Invasion and countrified Southern-rock manifestations. The rest of the record follows suit, a souped-up vehicle transporting the band on a deeply satisfying, off-the-cuff musical journey. Let Love Show the Way finds SIMO not just reveling in the hallowed space's unique mojo and history, but taking it to a fresh and inspired place. The first album ever recorded at Macon, Ga.'s Big House and was cut entirely live in full, unbroken takes—vocals and solos included—the result is primal, sweltering and immediate. "We live and die by the take," says singer-guitarist JD Simo. "We don't edit, and if there are overdubs, they're minimal. I want it to be unaffected and pure." As a musical unit, Simo, his longtime drummer Adam Abrashoff and bassist Elad Shapiro have an undeniable chemistry, taken to even greater heights with JD playing Duane Allman's ... (read more)

Joe McGinty was the keyboardist for the Psychedelic Furs from 1987 until 1992. He is also the founder and music director of Loser's Lounge, an NYC tribute series that has played to sold out crowds in NYC for over 20 years. He has worked with The Ramones, Ronnie Spector, Nada Surf and many others. TV and film credits include "One More Time" with Christopher Walken, "Bored To Death" and "Last Chance Harvey" Interests include pinball, roller coasters and vinyl records.

Masters Classic Gala Concert - Kaufman Music Center's Merkin Concert Hall December 12, 2017 - New York

"Masters Classic Gala Concert ????????——?????????" is an evening celebration of vocal and instrumental master works from the classical, romantic and folk genres, featuring distinguished artists and rising talents from the United States, Europe and China. The event is presented in collaboration by Yung's Education Group (China), New York International Cultural Exchange, Inc. and China America Friendship Association. ARTISTS Kathleen Winkler, Violin; Philippe Muller, Cello; Ming Fong, Piano Haiyin Bie, Tenor Min Chen, Soprano Ziwen Xiang,Tenor Coco Wang, Soprano Bin Shang, Bass Other vocal and instrumental performers to be announced. PROGRAM KREISLER - "March miniature viennoise" DVORAK-KREISLER - Slavonic Fantasie in B minor DEBUSSY - Cello Sonata SCHUBERT - Piano Trio in B-Flat major, D.898 (Op.99), Allegro moderato CHINESE FOLK MUSIC - (arr. for piano solo) "Autumn moon over a tranquil lake????"; "One hundred birds worshipping the phoenix????" PUCCINI - "Recondita armonia", from "Tosca"; "Nessun dorma", from "Turandot" ZHU QING - "Eastward flows the Yangtze River????" VERDI - "Libiam ne lieti calici", Duet from "La Traviata" ... (read more)

This two-hour set promises to feature an eclectic mix of hip hop, jazz, soul, poetry, folk, and spoken word artists. The event is hosted by composer/producer Eric Joseph Meyer and poet/emcee Melissa Czarnik.

All of us at Jazz Standard are proud and pleased to welcome back a true modern master of the jazz art, Joe Lovano, for his first appearance on our stage in several years. The saxophonist's latest release is Classic! Live At Newport – his 20th and final album for Blue Note Records – and this engagement will pair his golden horn with the wonderfully adept rhythm section of pianist Lawrence Fields, bassist Peter Slavov, and drummer Lamy Istrefi Jr. As a leader, Joe Lovano has released some 26 albums since 1985's Tones, Shapes & Colors (Soul Note) including his GRAMMY Award–winning 52nd Street Themes (Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album, 2000). As a sideman, he's worked with some of the best in the business including Steve Kuhn, Charlie Haden, and especially drummer Paul Motian with whom Lovano recorded seventeen albums from 1982–2006. "Lovano…fully justifies the growing view of him as an important, world–class jazz talent." (Los Angeles Times) "The tenor titan for our times!" (AllMusic) Joe Lovano – tenor saxophone Lawrence Fields – piano Peter Slavov – bass Lamy Istrefi Jr. – drums

With a busy touring schedule and rave reviews from the press and peers, Jonathan is steadily becoming one of the most exciting new faces on the international Jazz scene. He has studied a wide range of music and performed in many eclectic situations. As a member of U.M.'s concert jazz band he played with Joe Henderson,Michael Brecker and Red Rodney. He performed 20th century works with the New World Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas. He has performed as a sideman in the groups of Dr. Lonnie Smith, Joe Locke, Joel Frahm, Greg Tardy, Roy Nathanson(Jazz Passengers), Donald Edwards, Jane Monheit, Ari Hoenig, Yosvany Terry and Lenny White, as well as leading his own groups including such notables as Larry Grenadier, Bill stewart and Scott Wendholt. He has released 4 critically acclaimed CD's on the Criss Cross and Mel Bay Labels.

It was once written in the New York Times by jazz columnist Peter Watrous, "If Abraham Burton were to be drawn in a caricature, there would be flames coming out of his horn…" Approaching three decades as a prominent figure on the jazz scene, world-renowned saxophonist and educator Abraham Burton's passionate sound can still ignite a room filled with patrons. Abraham Burton has been showcased as a soloist on two Grammy award-winning albums and a featured musician on more than one hundred recordings. Throughout his career Abraham has performed and recorded with numerous contemporaries as well as legendary jazz artists including Rashid Ali, Kenny Barron, Walter Bishop Jr., James Carter, Michael Carvin, Santi Debriano, Rein de Graaff, Roy Hargrove, Louis Hayes, Roy Haynes, John Hicks,Terumasa Hino, Yosuke Inoue, Victor Lewis, Harold Mabern, Christian McBride, Jackie McLean, Mulgrew Miller, Lawrence "Butch" Morris, David Murray, Steve Nelson, Nicholas Payton, Alvin Queen, Larry Ridley, Wallace Roney, Jimmy Smith, Horace Tapscott, Arthur Taylor,Kenny Washington, David Williams and Jimmy Woode. Born and raised in Greenwich Village, the "mecca" of jazz, Abraham's interest in music wa... (read more)

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THE VICTOR WOOTEN TRIO FEATURING DENNIS CHAMBERS AND BOB FRANCESCHINI - Brooklyn Bowl December 12, 2017 - Brooklyn

The Legacy Continues. Tony Touch A.K.A Tony Toca continues to be a force to be reckoned with. Tony Touch, an icon in Hip Hop and in the Urban Hispanic genre plus seasoned player in the game, is a true innovator and has revolutionized the DJ game over and over. From his legendary mix tapes, to his skills on the 1's and 2's, he has become one of Hip Hop's most recognized DJ's. This C.E.O/Artist/Producer is now currently working on his 7th commercial release titled "The Piece Maker 3…Return of the 50 MC's" and is expected to make history once again. Tony Touch began as a B-Boy during the rap music renaissance era of the early 80's. Heavily influenced by pioneers like the Rock Steady Crew, Grandmaster Flash, Red Alert, "Little" Louie Vega, and Jam Master Jay, he quickly shifted his interests towards the turntables. Toca is known for his legendary mix tapes like the original 50 MC's parts 1, 2 and 3. Included in this series are some of the hottest artists in the game such as KRS ONE, Kool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane, Wyclef, M.O.P., Big L, Mos Def and many more all coming together for one collective piece. This along with the countless other mix tapes, Tony became recognized in the streets a... (read more)

Solid Gold Lounge with Broadway Brassy and Strawberry Fields! - Sid Gold's Request Room December 12, 2017 - New York

The Southwest Porch at Bryant Park presents Holiday Piano Karaoke every Tuesday from 7 to 9. With Joe McGinty (Nov. 14, 21), Julian Velard (Nov. 28–Dec. 19) November 14 to December 19 (weather permitting). Check out the Holiday Song List!

Latin Jazz Big Band Night featuring: The Bronx Conexión - Nuyorican Poet's Café December 12, 2017 - New York

The Bronx Conexión is a driving 20-piece Latin-Jazz Big Band lead by drummer/ percussionist, Victor Rendón. The ensemble, with its home base at Lehman College, brings a group of veteran musicians with a wide variety of experience in the field. The Bronx Conexión keeps the tradition of Tito Puente, Machito, Mario Bauza, among others, with it's own rendition of popular tunes as well as original compositions and arrangements by various members in the band. Admission: $10 general admission/$7 with Student ID at the door/$25 two tickets plus two drinks

Julian Fleisher: Pop Music with special guest Martha Plimpton - Joe's Pub and the Public Theater December 12, 2017 - New York

A long time ago in in a nightclub far, far away… Julian Fleisher and Martha Plimpton had an act. And that act was good. "Intoxicating...Fleisher and Plimpton make an irresistible team,with unerring chemistry,obvious regard and fabulous voices,her delicate belt a perfect fit with his soaring instrument...a triumph of intimate spontaneity." — The LA Times "For once,the publicity is accurate...they play off each other with reckless, almost magical precision" — LA Weekly "Delightfully bizarre...two spectacularly large and soulful voices" — Backstage West "The most unique and polished duo in town...fun in this upbeat, slyly wacky way" — Curtain Up.com "This seemingly unlikely pairing of the nightclub entertainer and the award-winning actress...could end up with the dynamic duo becoming the next Steve and Eydie" This month Julian invites Martha to be his special guest in an attempt to recapture some of that long ago white light. To sweeten the pot, they'll be joined on stage by their erstwhile collaborator, vibraphone wizard Nick Mancini who was a charter member of Julian's rhythm section (which includes Tedd Firth, Dave Berger and Matt Clohesy) until he made the move ... (read more)

Shelly Watson Presents 'Second Tuesdays at Sid's' - Sid Gold's Request Room December 12, 2017 - New York

Clutch those pearls and call your girls! I'm announcing my new monthly show "Second Tuesdays at Sid's". NYC's ONLY Variety revue with an ALL singing cast! Each month guest artists serve up their main talent (sideshow, contortion, pyrotechnics, puppetry, burlesque etc..) and then drop down a side dish of the best vocal treasures in town! I em-sing the entire evening with Chris Johnson on the keys going for broke and cracking jokes. Door vixen Kismet Katie Kimball greets you with the salty and sweet as you wiggle and shimmy to your seats. We'll play "Name that Tune", musical trivia and one lucky audience member will win a spot to sing a number DURING the show! As if that isn't enough, there is LIVE piano karaoke afterwards with the unstoppable Joe McGinty. Get inspired and let yourself sing out! See you at Sid's!

A transformational experience of live performances that explores and celebrates the healing force of music. Performances by Dina Fanai http://www.dinafanai.com Daniel's Music Foundation http://www.danielsmusic.org and other special guests.

On Your Radar: Heathcote Hill, Pete Mancini, & Mary Scholz - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 December 12, 2017 - New York

" Soulful singer songwriter and international touring LA based artist brings a blend of Americana Rock and Soul to the table. Soulful singer songwriter, Christina LaRocca, a member of the Recording Academy, switched coasts in 2014. The now Los Angeles-based musician, found inspiration in her trek out west. The colors of an Arizona sunset, the glowing fields of Nebraska and sheer power of The Rocky Mountains reignited a spirit of living life can be held responsible for the artist's organically rustic influences like Sheryl Crow, Janis Joplin, and more recently, Lana Del Rey, Bishop Briggs, and First Aid Kit. Raised in an Italian family and a descendent of professional musicians, Christina grew up surrounded by musicianship and quickly developed her voice in the americana, soul and folk realms. Sunday was never a dull day in the LaRocca household, which was always full of music. LaRocca, a mover and shaker in the music business at-large, founded L Rock Entertainment, an entertainment promotion company, and has booked shows for more than 2K artists worldwide. She's performed with the Café Wha Band, folk artist Ryan Martin and hip hop artists, The Higher Concept which lead her t... (read more)

Hayley Coupon w/ Special Guest David Garza - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 December 12, 2017 - New York City

Born and raised in New York City, Hayley Coupon is a talented new artist who's catching the attention of music fans and key tastemakers for her genre-bending songwriting and distinctive blend of folk, rock, pop balladry and Americana. Hayley is getting ready to release her debut LP "Wire & Rope," the follow up to her EP "Do the Right Thing, Like You Said You Would" which had the New York Times' T Magazine stand up and call Hayley "New York's New Chanteuse to Watch." Hayley's unique voice remains at the center of her music that is equal parts lush and sparse, earnest and playful, contemporary and nostalgic, and is the gravitational force that holds the listener from song to song. Pigeons and Planes praises Hayley's music as "devastatingly beautiful" and Okayplayer applauds her songwriting for being "as distinctive as it is infectious." "Wire & Rope" will be released in early 2018.

The Hell Yeah Babies, Dave Chiappetta and Steadfast Charlie - Arlene's Grocery December 12, 2017 - New York

Every band needs a distinctive voice; The Hell Yeah Babies have three. Guitarists Mike Pfeiffer and Sam Paxton and bassist Dylan Roth swap lead vocals, stack harmonies, and weave countermelodies with a joyful synergy that evokes One Direction as much as it does The Beatles. Together with drummer Julian Ames, they craft pop songs with instantly memorable hooks but also layers of musical intrigue—the kind of songs that if you want to sing along (and you will), you'll have a half-dozen parts to choose from. If Elvis Costello, Rivers Cuomo, and Jack Antonoff started a boy band, it'd sound like The Hell Yeah Babies.

Kaylyn Marie & The Wildlings are a new Rock & Soul band with bits of blues, snippets of swing, and New York City roots. Singer/songwriter Kaylyn Marie's debut band project includes the great talents of Christian Nourijanian, Tim Basom, Dustin Kaufman, Doug Berns, Michael McGaril, and Isaac Kaplan. Her genuine delivery of swingin' covers and gritty originals has left her playfully described as the lovechild of Blossom Dearie and Jeff Buckley. They'd love to have you join them for a night of retro vibes that will promise a good time.

featuring Bruce "Big Daddy" Wayne & Special Guest Prentiss McNeil of The Drifters A musical journey taking you back in time! Back to when Berry Gordy's Motown label and his studio band the Funk Brothers and Stax record's Booker T and the MG's were the proponents of what came to be known as a historical style of music. "Soul Music" A trip back to when King and Smash records gave us "The Godfather of Soul" while the Columbia and Atlantic label brought us "The Queen of Soul". Now after a 28 year tenure with "The Drifters", vocalist Prentiss McNeil along with Bruce Wayne are leading this classic soul review with their unmatched energy and breath taking showmanship. A Decade of Soul is a passion driven classic soul tribute where it's difficult to stay in your seat!

Breedlove describes himself as a "dress-to-depress rock'n'roll cabaret." It's an avant-garde take on indie rock — fun, simple songs with a cabaret flourish that disguise flatly pessimistic lyrics.

Andres Jimenez is part of a wave of Colombian-American musicians who has been heavily influenced by folkloric music of Colombia such as Cumbia, Bullerengue, Musica de Banda (like Porros, Puyas, and Fandangos), Currulaos from the Colombian Pacific coast, among many other Colombian styles. However, Jimenez is able to find cultural and musical connections with music from Peru, Cuba, Brazil, New Orleans and Bebop. "Living in cities like Bogota, Orlando, Boston and New York have made me who I am, an immigrant open to new sounds, mentalities, opinions, and new cultures. I can truly say I have experienced what it is to be an immigrant and becoming an American truly is, which is not related to having a blue passport, but instead it is the capacity to connect with people form all over the world by relating to them because we live as a community in this country". Jimenez is also the co-founder of MAKU Sound System, Combo Chimbita, Bulla en el Barrio, Dilemastronauta, Los Aliens among others and is at the forth front of the "Immigrant Beat" – a cultural movement aiming to recognize the value of immigration in New York City among people form all over the world. Andres has traveled all th... (read more)

Singer/Songwriter and actor Brendan Hines (The Tick, Suits, Scandal, Lie To Me) pens post-love songs, insult ballads, and clever couplets catchy enough to be mistaken for sweet. His wry commentaries and overheard stories of heartbreak, isolation, excess, and humor are often compared to John Prine and Elvis Costello. The son of an erstwhile priest and nun turned philosophy professors, Brendan was raised in Baltimore, moved to New York and then Los Angeles; the pitch and roll of these three cities feature prominently in his lyrics. Hines' first album, Good for You Know Who, was ten tracks of earnest, ear-wormy, alt-folk pith and vinegar. In 2012 he toured the U.S. with folk duo The Milk Carton Kids and released his second album, Small Mistakes. It marked the debut of a quieter, more contemplative side to Hines' songs, with spare and haunting production by singer/songwriter David Poe and composer/producer Al Sgro. In the immediate aftermath of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, under the influence of a supermoon in the Joshua Tree desert, Hines and producers David Poe & Al Sgro assembled three other musicians and recorded the new album QUALMS. Angry, lyrically urgent and more vulner... (read more)

Whether it was moving to New York from London at 18 years old without having ever lived inthe States before; starting and running my own record label (Neon Gold) out my collegedorm room at 19; throwing monthly punk nights (Fuzz) in NYC out of a dive karaoke bar inchinatown when I was 21; or starting a band (MS MR) at 22 having never written a song orperformed live before in my life - I've always leapt without question.Passion and instinct are my guiding forces, especially when it comes to the music I love andthe music I make. There's a blurred line between naiveté and bravery mixed with a healthydose of ego, and I've always straddled it. I can't help but continue to hurl myself head firstinto the deep end, relying on my gut and perseverance in the face of gambles and risks. Sohere I am, once again, taking myself to the diving board, ready to do something different.Separate from MS MR and Neon Gold - having dedicated 9 years of my life to both so far - Iwanted and needed to get outside of my comfort zone, to write music and create a worldthat was entirely my own. LPX is a different but equally important extension of myself, adirect result of the bands and artists on which I was rais... (read more)

The Columbia University Orchestra (CUO) is excited to present the second of two Fall 2017 concerts, in the Peter J. Sharpe theater at Symphony Space. PROGRAM Johann Strauss Overture to Die Fledermaus Samuel Barber Medea's Meditation and Dance of Vengeance Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90 DATE & TIME Tuesday, December 12, 2017 8:00 PM VENUE Peter Jay Sharpe Theater Symphony Space 95th Street & Broadway 2537 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

An exceptional ensemble of performers—including Ailyn Pérez, Nadine Sierra, Isabel Leonard, Luca Pisaroni, Mariusz Kwiecien, and Ildar Abdrazakov—share the stage in Mozart's comic yet profound look at human nature and one crazy day in a wealthy Spanish household. Acclaimed Mozartean maestro Harry Bicket conducts Richard Eyre's high-spirited production.

The Columbia University Orchestra (CUO) is excited to present the second of two Fall 2017 concerts, in the Peter J. Sharpe theater at Symphony Space. PROGRAM Johann Strauss Overture to Die Fledermaus Samuel Barber Medea's Meditation and Dance of Vengeance Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90 DATE & TIME Tuesday, December 12, 2017 8:00 PM VENUE Peter Jay Sharpe Theater Symphony Space 95th Street & Broadway 2537 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

This is an American rock 'n' roll album by big American pop star Perfume Genius. WHOM Known early as a poster-wraith for notorious, joyous, tortured and free boys, girls and their fellow travelers, the first two albums by Perfume Genius consisted largely of exquisite and cruelly abbreviated songs seemingly sung in the dark at a piano with all the silences left in. The previously most recent album, 2014's Too Bright, stepped out saucily onto a bigger stage, expressing, with the production help of Adrian Utley, emotions arranged all along the slippery continuum from rage to irony to love. Now here we have seized the vocabulary of the full expression of all music.

Before the art of song was divided into narrow stylistic slices, before there was Jazz or Pop or Rock, there was Nightclub Singing. Like Sammy Davis, Jr, Ethel Water and Mel Tormé before him, Julian Fleisher mixes masterful interpretations of a wide range of popular songs with kick-ass showmanship and a generously endowed band that -- as the Washington Post put it -- "blew the roof off of Joe's Pub. "I have seen the future of vocal Jazz! He's got a marvelous, resonate baritone, with impeccable intonation, and a wonderful choice of material...talented, funny and hip."- LA Jazz Scene, East/ West Connections

Within the universe of sound lies the interstellar sound-space called improvised music. And from within this interstellar space comes the interplanetary space where the sonic energies of Cleaver, Cline and Ochs mind-meld for each unique concert by these three unpredictable music-makers. The National Sawdust concert marks the end of a six-city tour. Expect the music to be focused and energized. Know that these sound explorers – veterans of decades of improvised music – will be doing their utmost to raise the bandstand, and you with it.

With a style The Sunday Times calls "catchy but complicated; a surprisingly rare combination," Julian Velard is piano-pop tunesmith recalling Stephen Sondheim or Randy Newman at the peak of their talents. With 4 albums of original material under his belt, he's toured internationally alongside the likes of Jamie Cullum, Paul Carrack, and Amy Macdonald. His quirky, native new york, piano-man sound has found its largest audience in Holland, where he headlined Amsterdam's legendary venue, Paradiso. His comedic timing and musical stylings have made him a regular on The Howard Stern Show and NPR's Ask Me Another.

Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the museum's spiral staircase. Artists who specialize in music from the Himalayas and South Asia are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries. Musical performances at the Rubin Museum are made possible by the Carlo and Micól Schejola Foundation. About the Musician Eric Fraser is an accomplished bansuri flute player based in Brooklyn and Kolkata, India, where he studies under Pandit Gopal Roy. He is an exponent of a unique vocal style of flute playing that vividly conjures India. He has performed for mesmerized audiences in America and India, including radio performances on NPR's Morning Edition and WKCR New York. He has performed with renowned maestros of Indian music, including Pandit Krishna Bhatt, Pandit Ramesh Mishra, Steve Gorn, and Bollywood film composer A. R. Rahman at Carnegie Hall. Eric Fraser is a member of the Brooklyn Raga Massive music collective.

For three years running, The REC (Royaltie Entertainment Company) has hosted the best poetry jam session in New York City! "The Poet WILL Be Televised!" will hold a special event on every second Wednesday at Silvana! Hosted by hip-hop artist Baxter P Wordsworth, "The Poet WILL Be Televised" pays homage to Gil Scott Heron, iconic for the world-renowned poem "The Revolution Will Not be Televised." We allow poets, spoken word and hip hop artists, and neo-soul singers to come together with a live band to improvise their written word in a new, fresh way.

All of us at Jazz Standard are proud and pleased to welcome back a true modern master of the jazz art, Joe Lovano, for his first appearance on our stage in several years. The saxophonist's latest release is Classic! Live At Newport – his 20th and final album for Blue Note Records – and this engagement will pair his golden horn with the wonderfully adept rhythm section of pianist Lawrence Fields, bassist Peter Slavov, and drummer Lamy Istrefi Jr. As a leader, Joe Lovano has released some 26 albums since 1985's Tones, Shapes & Colors (Soul Note) including his GRAMMY Award–winning 52nd Street Themes (Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album, 2000). As a sideman, he's worked with some of the best in the business including Steve Kuhn, Charlie Haden, and especially drummer Paul Motian with whom Lovano recorded seventeen albums from 1982–2006. "Lovano…fully justifies the growing view of him as an important, world–class jazz talent." (Los Angeles Times) "The tenor titan for our times!" (AllMusic) Joe Lovano – tenor saxophone Lawrence Fields – piano Peter Slavov – bass Lamy Istrefi Jr. – drums

CD /Release "Speak Sweet" Gil Spitzer - Alto Sax Harry Allen - Tenor Sax Julian Shore - Piano Paul Bollenback - Guitar Nilson Matta - Bass Mauricio Zottarelli - Drums

Inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and their colleagues, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band breathes life and passion into America's own great art form. Legendary record producer George Avakian describes the band in this way: "There has never been a band quite like this one. Most groups, past and present, stick to one style. Some current groups attempt to recreate early recordings in their entirety. These guys do neither. Inspired by divergent bands of the 1920s and 30s, you'll hear them swing a variety of styles in music by a wide range of composers, always true to the joy and heart of the music." Now in its 17th year of residency at Birdland, the weekly post-workday engagement is the city's best musical bargain! Tuba player David Ostwald leads a rotating lineup that features talents such as clarinetist Anat Cohen, trombonist/vocalist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Ehud Asherie, drummer Marion Felder and more!

City Alley is composed of Joe DiGiglio, Matt Cusack, Chris Insignares and Jake Atherton. Derived from childhood friends, Joe and Matt, the band is rooted in their love of music and instrumentation. Together, they instilled the foundation for the band's sounds today. Joe is self-taught immersing himself in his vocal abilities and transforming songs into his unique style. Matt studied music throughout his life and played in other bands before reuniting with Joe and former band-mate, Chris. The band has recently added band-mate Jake, who brings with him a soulful sound transcending from his stellar guitar skills. From their classic rock influences and their fusing of new musical styles, City Alley draws from personal experiences and reality to drive passion through their emotional lyrics and uniquely mixed harmonies.

Scott Sharrard & Friends: 2nd Annual Festivus Jam - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 December 13, 2017 - New York

"I know all about guitar players-I've seen the very best-and Scott Sharrard is the perfect guitarist for my band. He understands that you don't need to play just for the sake of playing; Scott isn't one of those guys who thinks they get paid by the note. He never steps on the vocals, and he leaves plenty of room for everyone else to do their thing, but when it's time to solo, Scott delivers, boy." -Gregg Allman

June Millington - An evening of music and readings from her book 'Land of a Thousand Bridges ~ Island Girl in a Rock 'n Roll World' - The Cutting Room December 13, 2017 - New York

June Millington, known especially as the guitarist in the band Fanny, will read from her book "Land of a Thousand Bridges ~ Island Girl in a Rock 'n Roll World" and play live with drummer Lee Madeloni. Musically, June's arc began with ukelele in the Philippines with her sister Jean (they are Filipina-American), continuing with their high school band in Sacramento in the 60's; and into Hollywoood with the band Fanny, recording four albums from 1969-1973 with Richard Perry and Todd Rundgren (one at the Beatles Apple Studio in London). June co-founded and currently teaches at IMA - the Institute for the Musical Arts - outside of Northampton, MA: the 5 colleges area. IMA is a non-profit institute for women and girls in music whose goal is to PLAY IT FORWARD in every way they can to future generations. With four Rock 'n Roll Girl's Camps each summer at "The Magical Queendom", one of them a Recording Camp, IMA is an ongoing success story that has built itself from the ground up since 1987. All profits from "Land of a Thousand Bridges" and this performance go to support IMA's programming.

Graham Haynes Synesthesia with Adam Rudolph,Alex Marcelo, Hardedge - Nublu December 13, 2017 - New York

Jon Cowherd's Mercy Project with Steve Cardenas, Tony Scherr, Nate Smith - Nublu December 13, 2017 - New York

Charlotte Rose Benjamin has been playing and performing music since the age of twelve. After touring the East Coast with her former band Fruit Flies, and dropping out of college she now resides in East Williamsburg where she books local shows and models part time.

Continuing a beloved New York tradition, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis warms up the House of Swing with soulful renditions of holiday classics. With fresh arrangements, playful improvisation, and entertaining storytelling, they bring out the magic in such classics as Count Basie's "Jingle Bells," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," and Billie Holiday's "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm." Jazz royalty Catherine Russell joins as special guest vocalist for the second year, continuing a spirited partnership that has spread Yuletide cheer in dozens of cities across the country. This year she'll be joined by another Jazz at Lincoln Center favorite, fellow vocalist Kenny Washington, who recently brought his Home for the Holidays program to delighted audiences at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. Enjoyed by audiences of all ages, these uplifting holiday performances create lasting memories that will keep you feeling good throughout the season. Join our family! Subscribe today by purchasing three or more concerts to our 2017–18 season and receive priority seating, free ticket exchanges and discounts. Or become a member to receive benefits, invitations, and more th... (read more)

Act One of New Opera NYC's Black Square as part of 10 days that shook the world - NYC December 13, 2017 - NYC

The capstone event of the REEEC symposium 10 days that shook the world is the Lyric Theatre at Illinois' production From Prince Igor to Black Square. The stories of human lives swept away by the storm of political changes seven centuries apart come alive in this unusual production. From Prince Igor to Black Square pushes the boundaries between classics and avant-garde, juxtaposing classic scenes from the audience' beloved classic Russian operas with the premiere of the first act of the new opera Black Square. Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at7:30pm, Tryon Festival Theatre, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The event is free and more details may be found at https://krannertcenter.com/events/lyric-theatre-illinois-scenes-prince-igor-black-square. The futuristic plot of the Black Square tells a tragicomic love story of a couple overwhelmed by revolution and caught up in societal metamorphosis. It is inspired by an early 20th century absurd theatre tradition, the aim of which is to deliver complex poetic language through a simple comic book style story. Music is written by the brilliant contemporary Russian composer, Ilya Demutsky, whose name is attached to productions for the... (read more)

featuring Bruce "Big Daddy" Wayne & Special Guest Prentiss McNeil of The Drifters A musical journey taking you back in time! Back to when Berry Gordy's Motown label and his studio band the Funk Brothers and Stax record's Booker T and the MG's were the proponents of what came to be known as a historical style of music. "Soul Music" A trip back to when King and Smash records gave us "The Godfather of Soul" while the Columbia and Atlantic label brought us "The Queen of Soul". Now after a 28 year tenure with "The Drifters", vocalist Prentiss McNeil along with Bruce Wayne are leading this classic soul review with their unmatched energy and breath taking showmanship. A Decade of Soul is a passion driven classic soul tribute where it's difficult to stay in your seat!

Smalls Jazz Club Presents Joan Belgrave with Kirk Lightsey - Society Cafe December 13, 2017 - New York

Since the turn of the 20th Century, Greenwich Village has always been known as a true artists haven and the bohemian enclave of New York City. Named after the original Cafe Society of the 1930's, Walker Hotel and Society Cafe have teamed up with Smalls Jazz Club to bring you an exclusive one-night engagement with the Grammy nominated Joan Belgrave and piano legend Kirk Lightsey! Vocalist Joan Belgrave first started singing in church, went on to study classical voice, and is now known in jazz, blues, gospel, and R&B circles. A versatile singer and natural entertainer, Belgrave is a proven crowd-pleaser with original compositions and new takes on classics-including a recent Dinah Washington tribute. This special performance with Joan includes the 80-year-old piano legend Kirk Lightsey, who has worked with such greats as Dexter Gordon, Pharoah Sanders, and Kenny Burrell. Whether she is performing with a traditional big band, or a small ensemble of skilled musicians, listen closely and find yourself transported on a musical journey from the 30's to the present, including sweet love songs, sorrowful blues, and swinging beats. Joan Belgrave Join us at Society Cafe to celebrate J... (read more)

Jovan Alexandre, originally from Wallingford, CT is a tenor saxophonist known for the brightness of his tone and the elegant bearing of his compositions. He may be situated, broadly speaking, within the penumbra of hard-bop and post-bop styles elaborated and taught in Alexandre's native New England by the iconic Jackie McLean [1931-2006] during his later, seminal years as a Connecticut resident and educator.

This is an American rock 'n' roll album by big American pop star Perfume Genius. WHOM Known early as a poster-wraith for notorious, joyous, tortured and free boys, girls and their fellow travelers, the first two albums by Perfume Genius consisted largely of exquisite and cruelly abbreviated songs seemingly sung in the dark at a piano with all the silences left in. The previously most recent album, 2014's Too Bright, stepped out saucily onto a bigger stage, expressing, with the production help of Adrian Utley, emotions arranged all along the slippery continuum from rage to irony to love. Now here we have seized the vocabulary of the full expression of all music.

Marquis Hill Blacktet with special guest Willie Pickens - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola Through December 13, 2017 - New York

With trumpeter Marquis Hill, and pianist Willie Pickens Trumpeter Marquis Hill, already a local hero in Chicago, has gained even more recognition throughout the jazz world since winning the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition in 2014. Hill's primary band, his Blacktet, is a superb young group with a tightly knit sound representative of their considerable performance experience. With original compositions boasting memorable melodies, exciting solos, and a kinetic, propulsive rhythm section, the Blacktet is an easy recommendation for both classic jazz fans and those interested in contemporary fusions increasingly explored by young, genre-crossing composers. Joining the Blacktet tonight is a very special guest and one of Hill's personal mentors: 86-year-old pianist Willie Pickens. This extraordinary collaboration will be at Dizzy's for two nights only, so don't miss out!

This winter, City Vineyard (233 West St in Hudson River Park) will transform into a cozy, intimate music venue where acclaimed national touring artists will perform against the gorgeous background of the Hudson River and the downtown NYC skyline. These special shows will be limited to 100 guests who will also be able to enjoy the new winter bistro menu and a full bar before, during and after the show. John Doe has worked as a roofer, an aluminum siding mechanic, a manager of poetry readings, a musician, and an actor. With Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom, and DJ Bonebrake, he continues to tour with X, one of the last original punk rock bands standing, and as a solo artist. He has recorded ten solo records with numerous renowned singers and musicians and as an actor has appeared in over fifty films and television productions. On this tour he will perform solo renditions of songs from his latest album, The Westerner, along with selections from his entire career.

WHY SEE FANTASIA BARRINO? MAKE CHRISTMAS MAGICAL WITH FANTASIA! The winner of American Idol in 2004 and star of Broadway musical The Color Purple is one of the most popular RnB artists around after hit albums and smash hit singles like 'When I See U'. Now the star heads out across the USA to tour her first Holiday album, Christmas After Midnight! The tour will see her perform some of the tracks from her album which includes Holiday classics like 'Silent Night', 'Baby It's Cold Outside' and 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas'. The perfect way to ring in the Holidays! Fantasia Barrino made headlines in 2007 with her performance as Celie in the original Broadway production of The Color Purple. She took over the role from Tony-winning actress LaChanze, and proved she was capable - and then some! - of filling LaChanze's shoes.

Vanessa Wagner : Piano Virgil Boutellis-Taft : Violin Vanessa Wagner, a talented French pianist, received early on in her career les Victoires de la Musique in 1999 Together with the "unrivaled violinist" Virgil Boutellis-Taft, they will interpret a varied repertoire from Schumann to Bartok

A celebration of all things beguiling Deborah Stone sings music of Porter, Coleman, Lloyd-Weber, Lerner & Loewe and others Be there if you dare "….a gem of charm, intimacy, and meticulous musical preparation combined with a personal, heartfelt relationship to the songs." — Michael Miller, New York Arts "If I had to describe her in one word, it would be 'chanteuse'.... Her experience on stage comes through in her ability to make every word of a lyric meaningful.." Ron Forman, Cabaret Scenes Magazine "She has an air of dignity and reserve, softened by a friendly sweetness, that suggests the sensibility of an era gentler than our own. In short, she displays grace." — Mark Woods, Bistro Awards

Join us every second Thursday night for a Drink & Draw session with a twist: music and models inspired by a theme. These informal figure-drawing events pair eclectic DJ sets with dynamic modeling. Admission includes two drinks and supplies.

Bent Knee is unlike any band you've ever heard. Its borderless sound combines myriad influences from across the rock, pop, minimalist, and avant-garde spectrums into a seamless, thrilling whole. Its new album Land Animal—Bent Knee's first for InsideOutMusic/Sony—takes its sound to a new level. It offers a suite of songs full of addictive hooks, lush melodies and enthralling twists and turns that capture the reality of life in the 21st Century—a reality of people and nations in the midst of tumultuous change. It also communicates a ray of hope and desire for listeners to embrace the fact that they're not alone in their struggles. "The silo-smashing Bent Knee's unique mix is equal parts ingenuity and deliciousness," said Jim Fusilli of the Wall Street Journal in 2016 when he first heard the group. "Bent Knee breaks new stylistic and temperamental ground," declared Steve Smith of The Boston Globe. Other media outlets worldwide have reacted with similar enthusiasm, including NPR and the BBC, which have playlisted the band. Bent Knee formed in 2009 as a democratic collective determined to push the boundaries of pop and rock. Lead singer and keyboardist Courtney Swain's soaring voc... (read more)

7 Crown Presents Tennger Calvary W/ Metalfier and Wildstreet - Irving Plaza December 14, 2017 - New york

Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event. METALFIER is a NYC Heavy Metal band formed by Andrew Janda (guitars/vocals/composer). Our mission is to transform everyone into a Metalhead. When you listen to Metalfier you get the sense that these guys love Metal. Not just the music but also the lifestyle. Their anthemic style takes you back to the 80's style Judas Priest and Metallica played. We play our music loud and We love Sex, Drugs & Heavy Metal Live

A Christmas collective featuring members of all bands on the bill, bringing it home with a rocking set of sing-along yuletide classics.

Joe McGinty was the keyboardist for the Psychedelic Furs from 1987 until 1992. He is also the founder and music director of Loser's Lounge, an NYC tribute series that has played to sold out crowds in NYC for over 20 years. He has worked with The Ramones, Ronnie Spector, Nada Surf and many others. TV and film credits include "One More Time" with Christopher Walken, "Bored To Death" and "Last Chance Harvey" Interests include pinball, roller coasters and vinyl records.

Kip Moore often lies awake in bed at night. Melodies and lyrics swirl through his head. Sometimes they'll dissipate as seamlessly as they first arrived. Other times, the singer-songwriter can do nothing but begin singing them aloud. It frees his ever-churning mind. It allows him to continually discover his own voice. It grounds him. Most importantly, for a man prone to bouts of self-doubt, it reassures Moore that his path is a righteous one. "I have a complete sense of calm right now," the singer-songwriter says. "During this whole journey, as down as I've gotten at times, I've done this thing my way. I don't have any regrets. I'm always looking ahead." The journey Moore speaks to is a monumental one: from that of a struggling Nashville musician to a massive country superstar with his mammoth 2012 debut album Up All Night; and an artistic adventurer with 2015's sonically bold and critically revered second effort, Wild Ones. Now Moore is set to release his most unflinching, distinct testimony yet: "I know how strong this record is. I know its capabilities," Moore says of SLOWHEART, the country star's evocative and profound third album due on September 8th. The culmination of a... (read more)

NAOMI O'CONNELL Vocalist Naomi Louisa O'Connell is joined by pianist Brent Funderburk in "The Cheater's Almanac," songs of infidelity, lust, and crimes of passion. This racy program includes songs by Georg Kreisler, Friedhelm Kändler, Kurt Weill, Tom Lehrer, Arthur Schwartz, Jerome Kern, Stephen Sondheim, and more. CABARET AT CAFÉ SABARSKY Cabaret at Café Sabarsky in the Neue Galerie continues its unique series devoted primarily to German and Austrian music of the 1890s to 1930s, some of the most fertile and volatile music created in the modern era. The intimate 60-seat room is exquisitely appointed with period objects, including lighting fixtures by Josef Hoffmann and furniture by Adolf Loos, and features a Bösendorfer grand piano.

Emotional dissonance with harmonically pleasing resolutions. Big sensitive voice, keyboards, live-loops.

Performing again in New York for the first time in several years and now backed by a sharp band of old friends, Amira B is in top form, singing up a storm of her powerful, original Soul and R&B (with a little Pop thrown in for fun).

All of us at Jazz Standard are proud and pleased to welcome back a true modern master of the jazz art, Joe Lovano, for his first appearance on our stage in several years. The saxophonist's latest release is Classic! Live At Newport – his 20th and final album for Blue Note Records – and this engagement will pair his golden horn with the wonderfully adept rhythm section of pianist Lawrence Fields, bassist Peter Slavov, and drummer Lamy Istrefi Jr. As a leader, Joe Lovano has released some 26 albums since 1985's Tones, Shapes & Colors (Soul Note) including his GRAMMY Award–winning 52nd Street Themes (Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album, 2000). As a sideman, he's worked with some of the best in the business including Steve Kuhn, Charlie Haden, and especially drummer Paul Motian with whom Lovano recorded seventeen albums from 1982–2006. "Lovano…fully justifies the growing view of him as an important, world–class jazz talent." (Los Angeles Times) "The tenor titan for our times!" (AllMusic) Joe Lovano – tenor saxophone Lawrence Fields – piano Peter Slavov – bass Lamy Istrefi Jr. – drums

CD Release Event "Promise!" Carl Bartlett Jr - Sax Yoichi Uzeki - Piano Marcus McLaurine - Bass Sylvia Cuenca - Drums Charles Bartlett - Special Guest - Trumpet

Susan Graham sings the title role of the fabulous woman of the world who sets out to conquer glamorous old Paris and get the one thing that has eluded her—a commitment from her playboy first love. Lehár's delightful score of lush waltzes and beautiful ballads will sparkle with a supporting cast of Andriana Chuchman, Paul Groves, and the inimitable Sir Thomas Allen. Ward Stare conducts.

Fleur Seule is an authentic jazz band straight out of the 1940s. With the swingingsounds and glamorous fashion of the Big Band era, this young band of old souls will have your feet tapping in no time. Bandleader Allyson Briggs, The Glamour Girl of Jazz, sings in 7 languages to give a wide variety of repertoire to an infectious sound. She leads the band with feisty swinging sounds, contrasting those warm, intimate moments of musical discovery. American Songbook Ambassador, Michael Feinstein, has deemed her ...one of the most incredible talents out there today! A must see!Whether they transport you to a speakeasy in New York, or sweep you away to Old Havana, they have the perfect combination of classic music and charm to create an unforgettable evening! For the last three years, they have kept music alive in Central Park at the newly reopened landmark, Tavern on the Green, by hosting nights of swing era music and dancing. Fleur Seule is proud to make their Birdland debut this holiday season on Thursday, December 14th, 2017. Come see who the Rainbow Room calls "One of our all-time favorites!"

Matt grew up listening to Ben Folds, Elton John, and Billy Joel. When he's not playing at Sid Gold's, you can find him playing on the Internet.

While preparing for a local gig, singer/songwriter Maris and her mother Dawn were going through some cover song options to add to her show, when her mom suggested the Bart Howard classic, "Fly Me To The Moon", one of Frank Sinatra's best-known classics. The rest as they say is internet history. In less than 24 hours a playful performance of Maris doing the song in her mother's kitchen went viral with now over 57,000 retweets, 170,000 likes, and adding so many comments it crashed her cell phone, even Kikkoman Soy Sauce, the bottle Maris uses as microphone got into the act. But this isn't the only life-changing moment for the young artist. Prior to the online explosion of "Fly Me To The Moon," Maris who hails from Missoula Montana has released two previous albums and recorded a version of Dolly Parton's classic song "Jolene," which has just passed a half a million views on YouTube as part of Scott Bradlee's Post Modern Jukebox. In recognition, Dolly sent Maris an autographed photo. More recently Maris was awarded first place in the category Guitar/Vocals in American Protege's International Music Talent Competition which will earn her a performance December 16th at New York's illust... (read more)

Matt Siffert is a New York City-based singer-songwriter. Born and raised in Manhattan, Siffert's influences reflect the city's diverse musical history, from folk singers such as Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell to jazz and classical musicians such as Miles Davis and Leonard Bernstein. Siffert has performed all over New York, from Le Poisson Rouge to Miller Theater, as well as nationally and internationally, from Nashville to New Orleans, Cuba to Croatia. Tonight Siffert celebrates the release of his latest EP, "Accelerations," which will be released digitally on December 4th. www.mattsiffert.com

Singer, songwriter and accordionist, Gregorio Uribe was born in Colombia and currently resides in New York. Emerging as a graduate from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Uribe has forged a unique place in the music scene in both the United States and Latin America. Also leading the Gregorio Uribe Big Band, a 16-piece orchestra that blends cumbia and other Colombian rhythms with powerful big band arranging, Uribe released "Cumbia Universal" (Zoho Music) featuring 8-time GRAMMY-winner and Latin music icon Rubén Blades, in October 2015, Upon its release the album hit the Billboard charts and received widespread critical acclaim with sold-out performances in prestigious venues such as Jazz at Lincoln Center. Most recently, the multi-faceted Uribe put together a smaller ensemble that highlights his songwriting and the presence of the accordion. This new format differs from the big band in its more compact size and organic style. However it stays true to its leader's danceable rhythm. Having introduced this new music in latest tour, which included Brown University, Gregorio Uribe is currently in the process of recording his next self-composed album. Gregorio has b... (read more)

With trumpeter/vocalist Bria Skonberg "Bria Skonberg plays trumpet like a red hot devil and sings like a dream." – The Wall Street Journal "Ms. Skonberg has become the shining hope of hot jazz, on the strength of a clarion trumpet style indebted to Louis Armstrong, a smooth purr of a singing voice inspired by Anita O'Day, and the wholesome glow of youth" – The New York Times Trumpeter, singer, and songwriter Bria Skonberg is a local favorite taking her place in the jazz/pop lineage pioneered by artists like Harry Connick, Jr., Diana Krall, and Michael Bublé. Skonberg's music is imbued with a hip, hot jazz vibe that keeps the energy high and provides ample opportunity to let loose with solos. Skonberg's recent sold-out appearances at Dizzy's included an evening of love songs from the Big Easy and a celebration of her Juno Award-winning debut album, Bria. We're excited to have her back in the club for what promises to be a similarly joyful and swinging affair. Only one set is available to the public, it's sure sell out, so don't wait to make a reservation!

Hypoluxo, Camp Howard, The Wants IPS are an original rock'n'roll band based in Bucks County, PA. They formed after The Phobes broke up. It took a while, but the debut album 'New Century Living' is out and the trio is performing at all the usual places and a second album is in the works.

The vocal gymnastics Amy Lynn Zanetto can pull off in a mini-dress and stilettos would have Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, and Mariah Carey on their feet by curtain call. As each of these women has done before her, Amy Lynn brings her own unique flair to the diva tradition, adding a quirky, down-to-earth humor to her front woman role that lands Amy Lynn and Gunshow in a league of their own. The Gunshow, lead by lovebirds, Amy & Alex, has a 60's pop and soul sound marked by powerhouse singers and infectious horn licks as especially fertile ground on which to showcase their combined talents. Together and apart they have played all around the world gracing the stage with Duffy, St. Vincent, Lucy Woodward, Yo La Tengo, Spoon, The Radio City Orchestra and many more. Just recently Amy & Alex's song "Missing You" was on the WB networks show "Big Easy Brides". They have been played on radio stations throughout the US, Canada, and Japan. Given the Gunshow's standout showmanship and feel-good energy, it's no wonder that their performances at NYC's top venues, including Joe's Pub, Highline Ballroom, The Mercury Lounge, The Bitter End, and The Bell House, have met with glowing reviews. Bett... (read more)

Lucy Isabel is a Nashville-based singer/songwriter. She is originally from Monmouth County, NJ, but she has been living in Nashville since January 2015. Prior to her move to Nashville, she took part in a 9-week world tour with her college a cappella. That tour was followed by a three month long solo road trip around the continental United States. Since moving to Nashville, she has released two EPs, Along The Way and KANE. They are both available on all major digital platforms.

Nashville, TN - Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Sunny Sweeney will release her fourth album Trophy on March 10th via Thirty Tigers. Trophy, featuring the young troubadour's most serious set of songs, offers a new side of Sunny Sweeney. Rootsy and real, Trophy showcases Sweeney's maturation as a songwriter and as an artistgrowing into her own. Trophy is the follow-up to Provoked (2014), which offered a glimpse into where Sweeney was headed. Billboard, Rolling Stone Country, No Depression, The Washington Post and Elle are just a handful of the outlets that supported Sweeney's direction. NPR's All Things Considered said, "Sunny Sweeney has all the right stuff for country stardom - a Texas pedigree, a heart-melting voice, stunning looks and the ability to seem both tough and vulnerable". On Concrete, her 2011 major label release, Sweeney became the first female artist to reach the Top 10 on the country radio charts in over a decade. Sweeney has never been afraid to write about personal experiences, her unapologetic honesty and revealing vulnerability shows her as an artist who is equally as tough as she is tender. On Trophy it's clear that she's in a positive place, howeve... (read more)

Thursday nights at Arlene's Grocery has been the stuff of legend over the past three years with The Lesson turning into one of New York's premiere jam sessions. Fronted by Gentei Kaijo (Japanese for "Limitation Cancellation"), the band's collective resumes include work with DJ Premier, Bilal, Joey Bada$$, Robert Glasper, Trey Songz, Lauryn Hill, Reggie Watts, Talib Kweli, Les Nubians, Lupe Fiasco, Kool & The Gang, Arturo O'Ferril, and Snarky Puppy to name a few. The Lesson sessions blend neo-soul, hip-hop, jazz, R&B, funk, and everything in between to create a unique and fully improvised event showcasing an eclectic mix of vocalists, instrumentalists, emcees, turntablist, and producers. The Lesson's mantra is simple: "Check your ego at the door, stay in the moment, feel the love coming through, and everything should take care of itself."

The Wiggle Room! Named one of the "Best Burlesque Show in NYC" by Time Out New York! An elegant evening of booze, boobs, laffs, & boobs. Hosted by Bradford Scobie as Sir Richard Castle. Join naughty English gentleman Sir Richard Castle as he regales and revolts with tales of ex-wives, one night stands, and his one true love, scotch. Accompanied by his bountiful bevy of bawdy beauties, The Wigglettes! Bradford Scobie as Sir Richard Castle Your outrageous host for the evening Puss N' Boots NYC Based International Burlesque Performer and Model. Lil' Miss Lixx The candy-coated cutie! Pinkie Special Genius, Hula Hooping Entertainer, Special!

Com Truise is one of the many personas of producer and designer Seth Haley, born and raised in upstate New York and operating out of a 12'-overrun apartment in Princeton, New Jersey. An admitted synth obsessive, Com Truise is the maker of an experimental and bottom heavy style he calls "mid-fi synth-wave, slow-motion funk". Haley's been making music on the side for roughly a decade—going through pseudonyms like toothbrushes (Sarin Sunday, SYSTM, Airliner)—first as a DJ, and currently, as an excavator of softer, window-fogging synth-wave. Formed in 1999 in New Orleans, Telefon Tel Aviv eventually got signed to Chicago's Hefty Records and released their acclaimed debut album in the fall of 2001. Other side projects include the score for the 2001 film New Port South. Their second album, "Map Of What Is Effortless", came out in January 2004. Charlie Cooper passed away on January 22nd 2009.

"There was a point in my childhood when I thought I was going to be a preacher," says Michael Grubbs, the frontman-songwriter behind Brooklyn's Wakey!Wakey! "I was going to have a congregation, talk to them about life, about how to get by. I guess this is kind of my pulpit now." Ever since his single "War Sweater" jettisoned him into stardom five years ago (thanks to a game-changing plug on One Tree Hill), the indie-pop singer has built a following that's as passionate as his compositions. His fans have bought 45,000 copies of his self-released debut, the exquisitely tortured Almost Everything I Wish I'd Said the Last Time I Saw You. They've permanently inked his lyrics on their bodies (you can find them on display at the "W!W! Tattoos!!!" Pinterest board). And in the ultimate gesture of support, they crowd-funded his self-released follow-up album, the fittingly titled Salvation—and even exceeded the goal by 141 percent. Meanwhile, Salvation's first single, the bright, palpitating "Wake Up (Lily, I Love You…)," is already off to an auspicious start, amassing global grassroots traction. Wakey!Wakey! fans are not passive, and that is not lost on a humbled Grubbs. "That has fund... (read more)

Sex Mob with Steven Bernstein, Briggan Krauss, Tony Scherr, Kenny Wollesen - Nublu December 14, 2017 - New York

Sports is a band of Wizards from Oklahoma, conjuring pop music spells for ears just like yours. Soft Glass. Brooklyn based producer & songwriter Joao Gonzalez (Soft Glas) is a multi-instrumentalist who explores music-making as emotional & spiritual therapy. A prolific arranger of experimental soul & NuJazz, the producer is often aided in his productions by an excellent cast of contributors & collaborators whose voices and performances lend an organic element to the sonic landscape. This includes the likes of Lido, Mulherin, Sunni Colon, Chargaux, and Jessie Boykins III with musical influences ranging from his father Gonzalo Rubalcaba (Grammy Award-winning Afro-Cuban jazz pianist and composer) to Radiohead, Debussy, Tyler the Creator and beyond.

Susan Graham returns to the Met with the title role in Francis Lehar's classic operetta. Directed by Tony Award-winning Susan Stroman (The Producers), this celebrated production is a lavish take on Lehar's comic story of love blossoming amidst bureaucratic wrangling. Graham is Hanna Glawari, a newly wealthy widow in the impoverished country of Pontevedro, whose fortune could be the only thing that saves her native land from being plunged into bankruptcy. Andriana Churchman performs as Valencienne, starring alongside Paul Groves who plays the role of Danilo. Set amid the lamplit glamour of fin de siecle Paris, this popular opera tells the comedic and bittersweet love story between the engimatic widow, Hanna Glawari and the dashing Danilo, who was forced to spurn her love years before due to her low birth. The race is on to find Hanna a husband of Pontevedro origin (a principality of Spain), otherwise the loss of her wealth will mean disaster for the economy. The action is filled with elegant ladies, eligible bachelors and Maxime's famous can-can dancers. Will Danilo ever admit his love for Hanna, or will she remain convinced that her many suitors are looking to her fortune, rather ... (read more)

Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event. Lineup: Sinaro Wildstreet Metalfier Honor Among Thieves The Nude Wooden Ships Adorn the Wicked Ok Meditate METALFIER is a NYC Heavy Metal band formed by Andrew Janda (guitars/vocals/composer). Our mission is to transform everyone into a Metalhead. When you listen to Metalfier you get the sense that these guys love Metal. Not just the music but also the lifestyle. Their anthemic style takes you back to the 80's style Judas Priest and Metallica played. We play our music loud and We love Sex, Drugs & Heavy Metal Live ,,/

The Transnational Roots of the Jewish State: What Can Malaria Eradication Teach Us About the History of Israel? - Center for Jewish History December 14, 2017 - New York

Focusing on malaria eradication in mandatory Palestine, this lecture will examine the global and transnational dynamics that influenced Jewish state-formation. Malaria was a major problem, which threatened to undermine Zionist goals, such as immigration and settlement, given the high morbidity rates that made early settlements barely able to sustain themselves. The lecture will look at the dynamics of scientific knowledge that was implemented in Palestine as well as the logic that dominated the organization of antimalarial activities to show how these were imported to the country from various other places including the United States, Panama and India. Speaker Omri Tubi is a PhD candidate in the Sociology Department at Northwestern University and the recipient of the 2017 Martin and Rhoda Safer/JDC Archives Fellowship. He is using the fellowship toward his research on the relationship between public health campaigns and state-formation in Mandatory Palestine

A Year of Bernstein — A 100th-Birthday Celebration Join us as we celebrate Leonard Bernstein's 100th Birthday with a yearlong, 12-lecture series exploring his extraordinary legacy as a composer of theater and concert music, a conductor and a teacher. A once-in-a-lifetime collaboration: Bernstein, Sondheim, Robbins and Laurents created a once-in-a-lifetime work of musical theater, with a remarkable score that many have called the greatest in the history of the American musical. We'll explore the making of the work via filmed interviews and rare footage shot on location during production of the film adaptation, and go deep inside selections of the score to understand how it achieves its rare combination of profound depth, sophistication and broad accessibility.

To say Ingrid Michaelson is prolific is an understatement: In just a decade, she has released six albums (five of which have charted) and ten singles (eight charted). But to say she's an emotional multitasker? That's a relatively new accomplishment for her. The love's-labors-lost banger "Hell No," is her first single in a year. It's also surprisingly playful. Because over the past two years, Michaelson has grappled with not only the personal and familial sickness chronicled in her previous album, 'Lights Out,' but also the death of her mother and demise of her marriage. For some, it can take a lifetime to navigate the stages of so much grief. But Michaelson did it in record time. Her new album, the aptly named 'It Doesn't Have to Make Sense' (out August 26, Cabin 24/RED), is a powerfully honest time capsule of her undoings and rebirths. "Allowing myself to not try to make everything make sense was freeing for me," she explains the New York-based singer. "Life doesn't always make sense." Previously, her glass-half-full outlook served her richly. It started with beautiful, idiosyncratic creations such as "The Way I Am" (2007) and "Maybe" (2009), songs that have breathed life ... (read more)

Andrea Bocelli returns to Madison Square Garden on December 13 & 14 with conductor Eugene Kohn, soprano Larisa Martinez, and guest artist Heather Headley. Tickets go on sale Monday, April 3 at 10am*. *On the first day of sale, tickets for concerts are not sold at the Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall or Beacon Theatre Box Offices, and may only be purchased via Ticketmaster.

The Harlem Blues Project specializes in soulful New York blues with a twist! The band features blues masters Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack, and Barry Harrison plus a revolving cast of NYC's finest blues musicians including Bill Sims Jr., Michael Hill, Irving Louis Lattin and Solomon Hicks. Jerry was raised in Harlem and caught the music bug early in life. A fateful walk through Washington Square Park found him being introduced to the New York City Blues scene by way of the now infamous Dan Lynch Blues Bar. Jerry spent the next thirteen years learning to play Bass and sing, while also hosting the Saturday and Sunday Blues Jams. There Jerry Shared his stage with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Copeland, James Cotton and many more Blues Artists. His Bass baritone voice and thunderous bass playing have earned him a place in New York's Blues Hall of Fame. Jerry's band "The Dugger Brothers" are a staple on the New York City Blues scene. Influenced by Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Jan Akkerman, and Wes Montgomery, Junior Mack deftly displays these influences, although the foundation of his playing lies in the soulfulness of Gospel and Blues. An opportunity to play for the late Pops Staples an... (read more)

Presented as part of the New Music Horizon's Collaborative Artists in Concert Series, jazz guitarist Mike Baggetta and jazz bassist Mark Wade will each perform a set of original music and explain their writing process. Afterward, audience members will be invited to talk informally with the composers.

During K2 Friday Nights, Café Serai becomes the K2 Lounge, offering a special pan-Asian tapas menu to accompany the evening's DJ and programs. Happy Hour runs 6:00–7:00 p.m. with a two-for-one special on all beer, wine, and well drinks. Coming with a group? Click here to learn more about group reservations. Originally from Puerto Rico, DJ Tres Dos began DJing African and Caribbean music almost twenty years ago in NYC. His favorite part of DJing is introducing people to music both old and new, and combining genres in unexpected ways. He has traveled throughout the world collecting vinyl, dancing to live music, and exploring new cuisines. His selection for the Rubin Museum will feature a combination of folkloric, psychedelic, electronic, and popular music from around the world.

VIP Balcony Ticket Includes: Front of the Line, Access to the VIP Balcony behind the Soundboard, Poster Formed in 1985, THE REVEREND HORTON HEAT exploded on the scene by playing gigs around their hometown of Dallas, Texas, mixing elements of surf, country, punk, big band and rockabilly to create a genre that took the world by storm. Often imitated, never duplicated, the Rev has continued to garner the support of both the underground rockabilly/ psychobilly scene and mainstream critics. Throughout the band's million plus album selling career, their music has been featured in countless TV shows, movies and commercials, it's impossible to deny the powerful force that is THE REVEREND HORTON HEAT. They continue to electrify audiences time and time again with their incredible stage presence, rock 'n roll charisma and contagious energy.

On select Friday nights at 6:15 p.m., artists will talk about their work and present sonic experiences in the intimate setting of The World Is Sound exhibition. This week's edition features the jazz and experimental musician Amirtha Kidambi in conversation with the Rubin Museum's Head of Programs, Dawn Eshelman. Kidambi's work is featured in the current exhibition The World Is Sound. Admission to the Museum's galleries is free every Friday from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Tickets for the talk are free but limited in availability and given on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 5:45 p.m. Limit two tickets per person. An ASL interpreter will be present at the event. The World Is Sound exhibition is made possible through the generosity of HARMAN. Major support is provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and Rasika and Girish Reddy. The Rubin also thanks Preethi Krishna and Ram Sundaram and contributors to the 2017 Exhibitions Fund. About the Artist Amirtha Kidambi is invested in the performance and creation of music, from free improvisation and jazz, to experimental bands and new music. She is a soloist, collaborator, and ensemble member in gro... (read more)

Featuring Axion Estin Foundation Chanters A Met holiday tradition, these pop-up concerts feature hymns and carols of the Byzantine Empire. Antiphonal works, with musicians alternating parts in multiple languages, weave a sonic tapestry from floor to balcony in the Medieval Sculpture Hall, with our magnificent Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche the centerpiece. December 15, 4 pm, 6 pm, and 8 pm Gallery 305, Medieval Sculpture Hall Free with Museum admission. Presented in collaboration with the Axion Estin Foundation. Above: Byzantine Pop-Ups. Photo by Stephanie Berger

"Robert Glasper is electrifying a music genre" (The Washington Post). For Glasper's debut at The Met, he takes on Christmas with his characteristic fire and versatility. This beacon of hip-hop jazz is not to be missed. Bring the Kids for $1. Tickets to this event include same day Museum admission. Enjoy a pre-performance drink in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. Doors will open approximately one hour prior to the event and you may purchase a drink prior to the show.

Hair flips and high kicks, lipstick and lace -- NYC's sexiest Dance Variety Show promises to entertain! Guilty Pleasures Cabaret's sultry charm and feminine energy brings refreshing talent and artistry to the cabaret theater experience. They were founded in 2014 by six friends in New York City who wanted to produce a show that highlighted both their performing and creative talents. Inspired by music, dance, and costumes that fulfilled their guilty performing pleasures, the show was born - thus earning their namesake "Guilty Pleasures Cabaret". The ladies debuted their show in Manhattan on the Upper West Side at a neighborhood bar, and after nine months they moved downtown where they were selling out monthly shows at the renowned Duplex Cabaret Theater. The ladies have since made the Duplex their performing home. With a speak-easy feel, a hint of the roaring twenties, and a sprinkle of the swinging sixties - the show remains modern and sexy. The ladies, clad in fishnets, tap dance, contort, sing, and pirouette to the sounds of 'Chicago', 'Great Gatsby', 'Cabaret', Beyonce, and Nancy Sinatra, to name a few, playfully mixing the old with the new. The girls of the Guilty Pleasure... (read more)

Mike DeiCont is a Winnipeg-born bassist, composer, and self-proclaimed "late bloomer." He is a graduate of Mohawk College in Hamilton ON, and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. His teachers and mentors include Reggie Workman, Jane Ira Bloom, Cecil Bridgewater, Oliver Lake, Allison Miller, Kieran Overs, and Pat Collins. Mike is on his way to becoming a prominent voice within the music scenes of New York and the Greater Toronto Area. It may take time, but eventually he will destroy everyone and everything

Singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Mthakathi (pronounced: (m-TAA-gaa-tee), conjures up music that is undeniably and unflinchingly Rock, but bespeaks a more prismatic World sensibility. It is music that draws from a lifelong immersion in South African culture; music that reflects a keen absorption of eclectic world elements; music that explores expression beyond borders; and music that rock...

Based in Brooklyn, Marta Hernández, (aka Mar Salá) is an international singer songwriter, a self taught musician from Seville, Spain. With the collaboration of many accomplished musicians from all over the world, she mixes Latin sounds such as Rumba Flamenca, Brazilian rhythms and Spanish pop, with swing and Rock. Marta's original compositions are a cross over between the Flamenco air of Seville and the eclectic sounds of New York City.

Drums: TONY LEWIS ... Bass: MARK PETERSON ... Piano: MARIO E. SPROUSE ... Guitarist: KWARTEI JONES-QUARTEY ... Tenor Sax: SLYVESTER SCOTT ... Vocalist Composer: BART DOUGLAS

This event is 21 and over Fast Romantics are a Toronto-based band first formed in Calgary by Matthew Angus and Jeffrey Lewis. The son of a piano teacher, Angus drifted in the margins of the Calgary music scene before forming the band with Lewis in 2008. Following some early independent releases the band began work on their first LP, Afterlife Blues (2013), shortly after moving to Toronto, with producer Howard Redekopp (New Pornographers, Teagan & Sara). The album was in some sense a process of discovery for the band, as they grew into their sound, encompassing new influences as Angus began to refine his songwriting. The album's first single, "Funeral Song," was an early culmination of this process, and rapidly garnered an audience via heavy radio play, propelling the band into a year of consistent touring highlighted by prominent slots at Virgin Fest, SXSW and CMJ. Despite this early success the band found themselves at a crossroads as they considered their next step, and Angus began to question the band's direction. "There was a disconnect," says Angus, "we'd go out and make loud party music but that wasn't what I was listening to when I got home, so there was a disparity and ... (read more)

All of us at Jazz Standard are proud and pleased to welcome back a true modern master of the jazz art, Joe Lovano, for his first appearance on our stage in several years. The saxophonist's latest release is Classic! Live At Newport – his 20th and final album for Blue Note Records – and this engagement will pair his golden horn with the wonderfully adept rhythm section of pianist Lawrence Fields, bassist Peter Slavov, and drummer Lamy Istrefi Jr. As a leader, Joe Lovano has released some 26 albums since 1985's Tones, Shapes & Colors (Soul Note) including his GRAMMY Award–winning 52nd Street Themes (Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album, 2000). As a sideman, he's worked with some of the best in the business including Steve Kuhn, Charlie Haden, and especially drummer Paul Motian with whom Lovano recorded seventeen albums from 1982–2006. "Lovano…fully justifies the growing view of him as an important, world–class jazz talent." (Los Angeles Times) "The tenor titan for our times!" (AllMusic) Joe Lovano – tenor saxophone Lawrence Fields – piano Peter Slavov – bass Lamy Istrefi Jr. – drums

One of the most celebrated groups in electronic music, ODESZA, is bringing their World Tour to Barclays Center on Friday, December 15. Special guest for Brooklyn's Show is Sofi Tukker. ODESZA's new 16-track album 'A Moment Apart' will come out on September 8. 'A Moment Apart' represents ODESZA's growth, delivering a more mature sound through weighted atmospheres, shimmering synth lines and familiar feelings of nostalgia, optimism and hope. For hotel information, please visit New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. For special rates, check "corporate/promotional code" and then enter W85.

Guitar & Piano Duo: Italian Composers and Bach - Bloomingdale School of Music December 15, 2017 - New York

BSM guitar faculty member Jose Maldonado and piano faculty member Tim McCullough perform a concert of rarely heard works for guitar and piano including the composers J.S. Bach, Carulli, Giuliani and Lagnani.

Joe McGinty was the keyboardist for the Psychedelic Furs from 1987 until 1992. He is also the founder and music director of Loser's Lounge, an NYC tribute series that has played to sold out crowds in NYC for over 20 years. He has worked with The Ramones, Ronnie Spector, Nada Surf and many others. TV and film credits include "One More Time" with Christopher Walken, "Bored To Death" and "Last Chance Harvey" Interests include pinball, roller coasters and vinyl records.

CARTAGENA The Band is a Brooklyn based live band with its own style of mixture of Latin, Rock, Jazz, Funk, and Blues...

Over the Rhine - 'An Acoustic Christmas w/ Over the Rhine - Highline Ballroom December 15, 2017 - New York

When you listen to Over the Rhine, the supremely talented wife-husband duo of Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler, you quickly fall under the spell of Karin's compelling voice, ethereal and earthy at once, and then you notice their subtle, satisfying arrangements, all the instruments so exquisitely balanced, and finally the lines of the songs start hitting you. Paste Magazine praises their "lovely, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting musical mosaic." TheWashington Post applauds their "understated, country-tinged charm." The Los Angeles Times praises their 2014 holiday album, Blood Oranges In The Snow, declaring "If every musician brought this much inspiration and imagination to the task of recording holiday songs, what a wonderful world it truly would be."

Join us for this bespoke, stripped down, everyman's version of Dickens's classic text about one last opportunity to make the wrong right. Over the past six years, thousands of people have seen and been part of the work, from London to New York City. This semi-staged production focuses on the original text and is told in a timeless manner. Actor Austin Pendleton's portrayal as a surprisingly pensive Scrooge will haunt you! With Jim Graseck, busker violinist. Created by Laurie Strickland and Jamie Bullins, produced by Grayce Productions. Appropriate for ages 10 and up. ??

The Hipp Pipps, The Rousers, No Valentine - The Map Room at The Bowery Electric December 15, 2017 - New York

No Valentine has an arsenal of original songs that don't all sound alike. It's definitely rock n roll, but it's more than that. There are lean guitar riffs straight from 1968 London, 4 on the floor punk beats, Stax like grooves, and full on barn-burners. Lyrics speak universal truths and sing la la las, ballads of murder with hooks of pop. On every tune you get 1... 2... 3... or no vocals at all. Nothing like a galloping hard rock instrumental. No Valentine is an exciting and unpredictable live band, check them out!

Bridging together genres and artists of multiple generations —Igmar Thomas' Revive Big Band brings a high-energy big band approach to music by Oliver Nelson, Wayne Shorter, A Tribe Called Quest, J. Dilla, Freddie Hubbard, Bilal, and more. This chameleonic group shifts with ease across swing, funk, hip-hop, R&B, soul, and beyond. Wayne Shorter's "Speak No Evil," to give one example, begins with a jagged, angular hip-hop groove before settling into a jazz/hip-hop fusion feel most popularly associated with artists like Robert Glasper (himself a member of the Revive collective). The big band instrumentation and detailed arrangements give these pieces a fresh and powerful energy with major crossover appeal for fans of any of the incorporated genres. A true super-group, the Revive Big Band has included over 50 members, all of whom have major name recognition in jazz, and many of whom have made significant contributions to the growing realm of jazz that–with knowledge, purpose, and integrity–incorporates defining elements of younger genres.

Sid Gold's Request Room now features Happy Hour Piano Karaoke on Fridays! Start your weekend off with a song! With Mark Piro at the keys!

The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air are seven NYC-based musicians who have come together to put on the dopest live 90s show in the city. Every Friday night at Le Poisson Rouge the Fresh Kids take the stage and perform the hits you loved when you were still rocking butterfly clips and feeding your Furby. But the band doesn't stop at Fridays on Bleecker Street, they are taking the COUNTRY by storm, playing legendary venues like The Capitol Theatre, The Paramount on Long Island, The Howard Theatre in DC, Brooklyn Bowl, Union Transfer in Philly, Baltimore Soundstage and more! Seriously, they are all that and a bag of chips!

featuring Bruce "Big Daddy" Wayne & Special Guest Prentiss McNeil of The Drifters A musical journey taking you back in time! Back to when Berry Gordy's Motown label and his studio band the Funk Brothers and Stax record's Booker T and the MG's were the proponents of what came to be known as a historical style of music. "Soul Music" A trip back to when King and Smash records gave us "The Godfather of Soul" while the Columbia and Atlantic label brought us "The Queen of Soul". Now after a 28 year tenure with "The Drifters", vocalist Prentiss McNeil along with Bruce Wayne are leading this classic soul review with their unmatched energy and breath taking showmanship. A Decade of Soul is a passion driven classic soul tribute where it's difficult to stay in your seat!

From impermanence to rebirth to interdependence— The World Is Sound shows us that complex philosophical theories can be conveyed in musical form. In this special collaboration inspired by the exhibition, sitar legend Pt. Krishna Bhatt and Gyan Riley, the son and successor to Terry Riley's great musical heritage, will emphasize the cyclical nature of rhythm and melody. Together they will fuse Hindustani classical tradition with minimalism to create a musically and spiritually rich acoustic exploration of music as a metaphor for change and impermanence. This concert is presented with Harrice Miller Entertainment and Sunny Thakkar. The World Is Sound exhibition is made possible through the generosity of HARMAN. Major support is provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and Rasika and Girish Reddy. The Rubin also thanks Preethi Krishna and Ram Sundaram and contributors to the 2017 Exhibitions Fund. About the Musicians Internationally acclaimed performer Krishna Bhatt is a Sangeet (music) guru, composer, scholar, and author of the book Court Singing of Rajasthan: Mand. He represents the Maihar-Senia Gharana school of music made famous by Ustad Alla... (read more)

ASL Cabaret NYC is a quarterly performance showcasing New York's Deaf talent, featuring ASL performances of different kinds. Join us for a night of songs that revolve around the holiday season!

Singer/Songwriter Dan Mills fronts a 5 piece Folk/Americana band that's based between Brooklyn NY and Cambridge MA. Mills portrayed country-guitar legend Carl Perkins in the Broadway cast of Million Dollar Quartet, and his song "Best I Could" earned him a nomination for Sirius XM Coffeehouse's "Singer/Songwriter Discovery of the Year". Currently celebrating the release of his new full length album Something Good (7/7/17), Mills has combined his knack for writing honest, lyrically driven folks songs with the raw Sun Records twang that has seeped into his artistic voice. Sincere and bittersweet, Something Good is a love letter to cheap wine and deep love, dive bars and indecision, quiet train rides, and the unwavering hope of a hungry artist.

Smoke and Sugar's music sounds like the name - hot and dynamic with a sweet songwriting core. The NYC based group blends rock, funk and jazz with consistent undertones of soul and pop. Smoke and Sugar released their debut EP, "Mindings" in October 2017 - available on all streaming platforms.

Tom Hamilton Acoustic, the new project extending outward from The American Babies came about through an unexpected performance at a 2017 benefit concert. "When I was asked to put something together for the Rex Foundation show", says Tom, "I saw a low pressure opportunity to try something a bit different." With a guitar playing style rooted in exploration of not just songs, but sound and tone Tom "wanted to bring that exploration of textures in an acoustic environment along with another player and see what developed." The end result is something intimate, yet dynamic and psychedelic as well. Growing up in the heyday of MTV Unplugged, it was easy for Tom to see an acoustic show as a specific brand. Stripped. Bare. Monochrome. At these acoustic duo shows reverb and delays are used to bring color back into the sound and take the acoustic show into a different direction. "If a regular set was in HD, than this version of my music would be watercolors." Something familiar, but constructed with a different style and palette. The end goal is to bring songs into a life that is unique unto the moment itself. Let songs live, breathe and grow so that they react organically to the moments ... (read more)

In an article entitled "Five Drummers Whose Time Is Now," Ben Ratliff of The New York Times describes the drummer Marcus Gilmore's style with the following phrase: "it sounds natural and never looks easy." The winner in the "Rising Star Drummer" category of the 2012 DownBeat Critics' Poll, Marcus is one of the music's most in-demand drummers. He has already toured the world as a regular member of some of today's most important jazz groups, including Steve Coleman & Five Elements, the Vijay Iyer Trio, and the Gonzalo Rubalcaba Trio, and has performed with countless other luminaries including Chick Corea, Ravi Coltrane, Nicholas Payton, and many others. Marcus got his start on the drums as a child under the mentorship of his grandfather Roy Haynes, "jazz's most important living drummer" (The New York Times). At fifteen, the drummer began to work with Steve Coleman, who he met through his uncle, the cornetist/trumpeter Graham Haynes. Before graduating from LaGuardia High School, Marcus had already internalized the saxophonist's complex and highly personal language well enough to perform in Five Elements, and had also joined the quartet of the pianist-composer Vijay Iyer. He is also ... (read more)

An exceptional ensemble of performers—including Ailyn Pérez, Nadine Sierra, Isabel Leonard, Luca Pisaroni, Mariusz Kwiecien, and Ildar Abdrazakov—share the stage in Mozart's comic yet profound look at human nature and one crazy day in a wealthy Spanish household. Acclaimed Mozartean maestro Harry Bicket conducts Richard Eyre's high-spirited production.

This fall Max Caddy will be at the Sidewalk Cafe every other Friday night. This residency will feature lots of special guests and surprises along with plenty of new tunes from Jesse O'Neill and Corina Corina. It's always free to get in the club and there is a bar and restaurant attached. Come party with us!

"A friend told me it was Saturn returns and that may be true. I was about to turn thirty and I knew that if I didn't change direction I was going to end up exactly where I was headed." At the end of Leif Vollebekk's twenties, his own songs didn't sound right. He had spent an entire year on the road, playing almost 100 shows, but every night his favourite moment came only right at the end, covering a song by Ray Charles or Townes Van Zandt. Every time he got home from tour he took a hot shower and lay still under a window, listening to Nick Drake's Pink Moon, feeling saved, wondering why his own music didn't give him that. Why the songs he had written himself always felt like so much work. He booked himself a secret show. One night only at a Montreal dive bar -- not to play his own songs but other people's. Leif found a rhythm section and they rehearsed once. Then midnight unspooled. Leif called it the most fun he had ever had playing music: Ray Charles and Tom Waits over a locked groove; Bob Dylan and Kendrick Lamar over a slow pulse. The light was dark blue and purple. Listen to it in a rental car in cold weather, with the windows all rolled up. Listen to it laying by an ... (read more)

'ALONE & TOGETHER' Featuring Elvis Perkins, Joe Russo, Eric D. Johnson (Fruit Bats), Sam Cohen and Josh Kaufman - Music Hall of Williamsburg December 15, 2017 - Brooklyn

A Christmas Tapestry: Jazz, Theater, Literature - Jazz in the Cave at St. George's Church December 15, 2017 - New York

A special holiday themed event combining Olmsted Salon's three offerings: Jazz, Theater and Literature. Alex Nguyen and his "Jazz Conceptions Orchestra" will be joined by the Calvary/St. George's Choir and Chris Domig and the Seadog Theater to present an evening of music, literature readings and a short play. Be sure to get your tickets in advance as this is one of our most popular nights!

Uptown Nights: Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah Presents Stretch Music X Afro New Orleanian/Black Indian Music Conceptual Concert - Harlem Stage Through December 15, 2017 - New York

Grammy nominated jazz trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, returns with two nights of genre blind music that will Stretch jazz music's rhythmic, melodic and harmonic conventions to encompass a range of cultural influences from his native New Orleans to West Africa and the Caribbean. Scott aTunde Adjuah is a WaterWorks artist in the second year of a three year residency made possible with a Building Demand for the Arts Implementation grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. As part of this season's Stretch Music Residency, he will honor the rhythmic tradition of his Afro New Orleanian/Black Indian culture. Join us on a sonic journey that creates a bridge to liberation and freedom with some of music's most daring musicians and improvisers.

Band Line-up: Shemekia Copeland – Vocals Arthur Herbert Neilson – Guitar Kenneth "Willie" Scandlyn – Rhythm Guitar Kevin Jenkins – Bass Robin Gould lll – Drums Whether she's belting out a raucous blues-rocker, firing up a blistering soul- shouter, bringing the spirit to a gospel-fueled R&B rave-up or digging deep down into a subtle, country-tinged ballad, Shemekia Copeland sounds like no one else. With a voice that is alternately sultry, assertive and roaring, Shemekia's wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with a modern musical and lyrical approach. The Chicago Tribune says Copeland delivers "gale force singing and power" with a "unique, gutsy style, vibrant emotional palette and intuitive grasp of the music." NPR Music calls her "fiercely expressive."

The classic musical, "The Wizard of Oz," is being mounted with a multi-racial cast, a jazzy underscore and authoritative dramaturgy by representatives of the Yip Harburg Foundation. Director/choreographer is Keith Lee Grant, Artistic Director of Harlem Rep, who is in the midst of a four-year project of presenting classic musicals that have lyrics by E.Y. "Yip" Harburg.

Tacoma Narrows is a six piece folk-rock-Americana band based in New York City. They have a big following in NYC and an ever growing following nationally. They have taken the best parts of folk, bluegrass, Americana, funk, and rock, and stirred them up to create a new American sound. They recently released their second album, The Currents We Are In.

U.S. free-jazz ensemble that emerged during the mid-'50s. Initially centered around Sun Ra for almost 40 years, the Arkestra went through various incarnations and is still active currently under the leadership of Marshall Allen. Note: Please use The Sun Ra Arkestra as PAN for all releases involving the Arkestra. These few exceptions are not ANVs of the Arkestra and are PANs in their own right: The Sun Ra All Stars, Sun Ra Sextet, Sun Ra Quartet. For Sun Ra's solo recordings (such as piano jazz, poetry, or spoken word), use Sun Ra. Current lineup: Marshall Allen - alto saxophone, flute, EVI - joined in 1958 Michael Ray - trumpet, vocals - joined in 1978 Fred Adams - trumpet - joined in 1982 Knoel Scott - alto saxophone - joined in 1979 Vincent Chancey - french horn - joined in 1976 Cecil Brooks - trumpet Danny Ray Thompson - flute, baritone sax, alto sax, bassoon - joined in 1967 Abshalom Ben Shlomo - alto sax, clarinet - joined in 1970 Rey Scott - baritone saxophone - joined in 1988 Dave Davis - trombone - joined in 1997 Elson Nascimento - percussion - joined in 1988 Craig Holiday Haynes - drums - joined in 1980 D. Hotep - guitar - joined in 2000 Yahya Abdul-M... (read more)

The Fred Hersch Pocket Orchestra Performing Works from Jazz Icon Fred Hersch - National Sawdust December 16, 2017 - Brooklyn

The Fred Hersch Pocket Orchestra comes to National Sawdust to feature the compositions of 10-time Grammy® nominee Fred Hersch, one of jazz's master pianists and composers. As the first pianist to perform weeklong engagements at New York's iconic jazz venue, the Village Vanguard, Fred Hersch's work became essential to the jazz canon. His Pocket Orchestra is one of his crowning achievements: a distinctive ensemble comprised of piano, voice, trumpet and percussion. The iconic British singer and lyricist Norma Winstone contributed lyrics for this concert. Trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, vocalist Aubrey Johnson, and percussionist Rogerio Bocatto rounds out the quartet.

Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez is an NYC-based DJ, music producer, and recording artist. Best known for his house music, hip-hop, and funk productions/edits/re-edits. Often he works with partner Louie Vega mainly as Masters At Work or Nuyorican Soul, but also using other aliases either for joint work or their own side projects. DJ Minx was inspired to spin by the famed Music Institute in Detroit. Her style is described as funky, powerful house, with a smudge of grace. For two years, Minx engineered and hosted "Deep Space Radio"- an electronic music show on a Detroit's WGPR radio station. The show was headed by the innovators of techno music: "Magic" Juan Atkins, Kevin "Reese" Saunderson, Eddie Fowlkes, and Derrick May. She played mixes by Kenny "Moodyman" Dixon and Stacy Pullen as well as the show's helmsmen. She conducted live interviews on the show including one which featured Roger Sanchez as he worked on a track at "Strong Room Studios" in England. She also voluntarily did a weekly radio program at the University of Canada on CJAM 91.5 FM called "Steamy Windows" that featured house music by various local and international artists.

Forward Disco Holiday Party | Sean Cormac & Chili Davis, Alan Morehouse, + More TBA - Cielo December 16, 2017 - New York

One of The Lower East Side's longest running parties, this monthly show features the best rock bands in NYC along with a special tribute set!

The Gold Magnolias: Magnolium Aurum: A very rare species of gilded flora native to the U.S. South, but found lately amongst the evergreens and seldom-greens of New York City. Born in a hot house in Brooklyn by the name of Soul II Soul, one particular specimen has blossomed and spread it's funky aroma throughout the entire United States. Ancient Aztec mystics believed the five petals of Magnolium Aurum represented the five pillars of funk. Let's listen to their wisdom. Sweet-Sangin', Guitar-Slangin' songsmith Hudson Mueller and Golden-throated, Gee-wiz Key-wiz Evan Felts lead the pollination effort with their syrupy sweet jams. Ryan "Slickback" Anselmi gets all the bees flockin' to his stamen with his siren sax call. The petals at the the bottom are reserved for the funky foundation of Bass-man Daniel Foose and drummer Jeff "Double-Clutch" Barton. For the past five years this union of southern soul soldiers has wafted their funky fragrance to audiences across the world with such hits as "Southern Man" and "Dirty French Fry". They are now releasing their sophomore album, "Sail on Glam Dog" with more fun, provocative and above all, funky tunes for your enjoyment.

Queens College Choral Society 77th Annual Winter Concert - Kupferberg Center for the Arts December 16, 2017 - Queens

Please note ***All Standard Kupferberg Center, Queens College, and High School Student Discounts available only for individual events, not season passes. ****Cannot be combined with any other offers.

Kendra Morris recalls singers who straddled soul and rock during the early '70s, such as Ruth Copeland and Chaka Khan, while her contemporaries include the likes of Mayer Hawthorne, Alice Russell, and Leela James. Morris's musical taste was developed through her parents' record collection, a library heavy on late-60s and early-70s soul and funk. During her childhood Morris's main companion was her karaoke machine, which she also used for the sake of recording. While enrolled in college in Tampa, FL, she became so involved in performing with bands that she decided to leave behind her studies and take on music full time. She took up the guitar, as well as songwriting, and eventually involved herself with a band, Pinktricity, which moved to New York in 2003 and split shortly thereafter. Morris took to recording songs on her own, and self-released a pair of EPs: This Won't Hurt a Bit (2007) and Milk and Cookies Never Lie (2008). Her first proper recording, a self-titled EP (2010), was recorded with producer and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Page (of That Handsome Devil). After touring with legendary guitarist Dennis Coffey and releasing a series of singles which included "Concrete Waves... (read more)

Celebrate the holiday season with the abounding joy of 600 young voices raised in song. This annual production features all Brooklyn Youth Chorus ensembles in a series of three concerts. Featuring performances by Pre-Teen Level 3, Teen Level 6, Men's Training, Men's Ensemble, Concert Ensemble, and Alumni Ensemble

December 16 broadcast with guests Jeff Tweedy, The Staves and yMusic, and comic Tom Papa, with Rich Dworsky and Punch Brothers and duets with Sarah Jarosz. Tickets are on sale now for all three live Town Hall broadcasts, which will also feature The Royal Academy of Radio Actors—Tim Russell (man of a thousand voices), Serena Brook and sound effects wizard Fred Newman. Plus, fan favorites: the Powdermilk Instant Internet Song Request, a weekly birthday salute to musicians, and Chris will also compose and perform a unique new song for each live broadcast. In the fall of 2016, Chris Thile took over at the helm of A Prairie Home Companion. A short and successful season brought sold out shows to venues across the country, garnering critical acclaim. Minnesota Public Radio presents a full season for 2017-2018 with Chris as host. Chris' musicianship, commentary, humor and his connection with the vital musicians of today have proven to be a winning combination. We return to Town Hall for three broadcasts in December 2017. A Prairie Home Companion is heard by 2.6 million listeners each week on nearly 600 public radio stations, online, and on the American Forces Networks, Siriu... (read more)

KEVIN DEVINE is used to living life in the gray. For the past 14 years, the Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter has oscillated between As and Bs: intimate acoustic moments and bombastic rock songs; deeply introspective lyrics and sociopolitical charges; the storm cloud and its silver lining. Produced by John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.) and released via Brand New's Procrastinate! Music Traitors label, INSTIGATOR is Devine's ninth full-length album and comes on the heels of a busy few years: In addition to recording two albums with Bad Books (the indie-rock supergroup he formed with members of Manchester Orchestra), he released the Kickstarter-funded double-album collection BUBBLEGUM and BULLDOZER in 2013 along with the wildly ambitious 2015 DEVINYL SPLITS 7" series with the likes of Brand New's Jesse Lacey, Perfect Pussy's Meredith Graves and Nada Surf's Matthew Caws. Devine is a master storyteller, and he imbues Instigator - from the biting power-pop of "Both Ways" and "No Why" to the angular, Nirvana-esque "Guard Your Gates" & gorgeously finger-picked "No One Says You Have To" - with intricate details and often-uncomfortable truths. Their meanings are personal, but thei... (read more)

Be Yourself is a Brooklyn based karaoke band that performs popular pop punk and emo songs from the late 90s/early 00s, while members of the audience come up to sing.

7 Crown Presents the Blackfires, Hello Halo & Tempest City - Irving Plaza December 16, 2017 - New york

GA standing room & VIP options available. Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event. The Blackfires are a hard-rock band that thrives on the live stage and will take you on a wild ride. The band originated from New York City, but the guys originally come from Russia, Costa Rica, Uruguay, the UK and New Jersey, which has earned them the nickname "The United Nations of Rock".

As the name that they go by suggests, The Hood Internet are quite clearly an act in thrall to the possibilities that the internet has opened up, these past few years, for hip hop as a genre; it's especially true of alternative hip hop, whereby artists play by different rules and experiment more than the mainstream side of the style would really allow. The Chicago duo – comprised of ABX and STV SLV – were primarily concerned with mashing up other hip hop tracks to begin with, after they formed in 2007, but have since gone on to pursue original material, in the form of their one album to date, FEAT; the album features underground guest spots form the likes of Tobacco, Class Actress and Cadence Weapon. In addition, the pair have also pursued slightly sillier things, like Album Tacos, a series of photoshopped classic album covers with tacos covering the original content, but they've also played live sets, which has seen them mash up classic hip hop cuts in a slick and often comical manner; it's little wonder, then, that they've managed to carve out a cult fanbase, one that's no doubt eagerly awaiting the next move from the duo in the studio.

The Vox Vocal Ensemble, under the direction of George Steel, launches an exploration of unrecorded music from the Eton Choirbook, an extraordinary and gorgeous anthology of late 15th-century sacred music. This medieval Christmas story told through the eyes of Mary was written at the height of England's unique monumental style of polyphony. Also at 1 pm Tickets to this event include same day Museum admission.

Hair flips and high kicks, lipstick and lace -- NYC's sexiest Dance Variety Show promises to entertain! Guilty Pleasures Cabaret's sultry charm and feminine energy brings refreshing talent and artistry to the cabaret theater experience. They were founded in 2014 by six friends in New York City who wanted to produce a show that highlighted both their performing and creative talents. Inspired by music, dance, and costumes that fulfilled their guilty performing pleasures, the show was born - thus earning their namesake "Guilty Pleasures Cabaret". The ladies debuted their show in Manhattan on the Upper West Side at a neighborhood bar, and after nine months they moved downtown where they were selling out monthly shows at the renowned Duplex Cabaret Theater. The ladies have since made the Duplex their performing home. With a speak-easy feel, a hint of the roaring twenties, and a sprinkle of the swinging sixties - the show remains modern and sexy. The ladies, clad in fishnets, tap dance, contort, sing, and pirouette to the sounds of 'Chicago', 'Great Gatsby', 'Cabaret', Beyonce, and Nancy Sinatra, to name a few, playfully mixing the old with the new. The girls of the Guilty Pleasure... (read more)

We are from Philly. Our sound is rooted in bluegrass but we bring a modern energy to our exciting originals and diverse standard Americana tunes!

Starting in Gospel, Lady E has been singing for over 20 years. Joined by her band composed of musicians with 10+ years of experience.

America's most popular boy singers warm audience hearts with their annual program of holiday hymns and carols. These delightful choristers embody the pure spirit of Christmas music with their floating, angelic voices.

All of us at Jazz Standard are proud and pleased to welcome back a true modern master of the jazz art, Joe Lovano, for his first appearance on our stage in several years. The saxophonist's latest release is Classic! Live At Newport – his 20th and final album for Blue Note Records – and this engagement will pair his golden horn with the wonderfully adept rhythm section of pianist Lawrence Fields, bassist Peter Slavov, and drummer Lamy Istrefi Jr. As a leader, Joe Lovano has released some 26 albums since 1985's Tones, Shapes & Colors (Soul Note) including his GRAMMY Award–winning 52nd Street Themes (Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album, 2000). As a sideman, he's worked with some of the best in the business including Steve Kuhn, Charlie Haden, and especially drummer Paul Motian with whom Lovano recorded seventeen albums from 1982–2006. "Lovano…fully justifies the growing view of him as an important, world–class jazz talent." (Los Angeles Times) "The tenor titan for our times!" (AllMusic) Joe Lovano – tenor saxophone Lawrence Fields – piano Peter Slavov – bass Lamy Istrefi Jr. – drums

Jazz Standard's brunch series, "The Smokestack" continues, now on Saturdays! Offering a $35 all-inclusive ticket which includes a complete meal of Blue Smoke brunch & a cocktail. The menu celebrates the diverse culinary traditions of the American South with a range of soulful barbecue classics alongside revived family recipes and new favorites from Executive Chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois. Today we welcome vocalist and pianist Kelly Green for the record release of her recent album "Life Rearranged". "Kelly Green is one of the most talented and spirited people I know. Everything about her is joyous and swingin'!". - Christian McBride Kelly Green - piano and vocals TBA - bass Evan Hyde - drums

a middle aged rising star committed to rock the asylum in his fairy kingdom, atop Mt. Himalaychiaminjaro, where all styles of music meld with astral weld

The Wade Barnes/Patricia Deans Tribute Band "The Word on the Street Ensemble" Featuring Roy Merriwether, Piano/Leader: Bill Saxton, Saxophone;; Alex Grassel, Bass; Phillip Harper, Trumpet and Dave Gibson, Drums

Michaela McClain grew up the youngest of 6 girls, and according to her mother, "she was singing before she was talking". When her father played guitar, Michaela and her sisters all crowded around the piano and sang in harmony like a real life Von Trap family. "When we were growing up, our house was always buzzing with music and people. I was lucky enough to be introduced to some great music as a child…everything from Carlos Jobim, to Ella Fitzgerald, to the Indigo Girls. Bossa nova, soulful jazz and rich harmonies influenced my musical taste early on." As an adolescent, Michaela sang in choirs, cantered in church, and sang at weddings and funerals. She wrote her first song on guitar when she was 14 years old, and throughout her teenage and college years, songwriting served Michaela by giving her an outlet and opportunity to express her heart, grapple with feelings and connect to those around her. Michaela studied music at Montclair State University, which is where she met her current bandmates, drummer Meredith Foreman and guitarist Raul Abbad. She was joined a little later on by New Jersey native, bassist Brad Schwartzseid. In 2011, McClain started performing her origi... (read more)

featuring Bruce "Big Daddy" Wayne & Special Guest Prentiss McNeil of The Drifters A musical journey taking you back in time! Back to when Berry Gordy's Motown label and his studio band the Funk Brothers and Stax record's Booker T and the MG's were the proponents of what came to be known as a historical style of music. "Soul Music" A trip back to when King and Smash records gave us "The Godfather of Soul" while the Columbia and Atlantic label brought us "The Queen of Soul". Now after a 28 year tenure with "The Drifters", vocalist Prentiss McNeil along with Bruce Wayne are leading this classic soul review with their unmatched energy and breath taking showmanship. A Decade of Soul is a passion driven classic soul tribute where it's difficult to stay in your seat!

Whether one leans towards the blues, opts for Americana or ignites some special fervour by playing with a garage band, there's a common bond that suggests a reverence for the roots. Looking back towards an earlier template — no matter what the genre — proves the point that appreciating what came before can be a stepping stone for what comes next. Samantha Fish knows that all too well, and it's been evidenced in the music she's made her entire career. While she's well known as a purveyor of blues, having been lauded by such legends as Buddy Guy, the Royal Southern Brotherhood and Luther Dickinson, her real love is simply raw, scrappy rock and roll. "I grew up on it," she insists. "Working with Luther on my last album further instilled that spirit in me. It made me realize just how much that basic, unfettered sound means to me, and how well it ties into soul music, R&B, country and so many other forms of music that are essential even today." It's little wonder that when it came time to record her new album, Chills & Fever (released March 17, 2017), Fish set her sights on Detroit, the home of soul, Motown, legendary R&B as well as the much edgier rock-n-roll of Iggy Pop, Jack Whit... (read more)

JESSIE'S GIRL's primary line-up includes a team of NYC's top rock and pop vocalists: Up-and-coming superstar Jenna O'Gara, Off-Broadway's Chris Hall and renown "Sting" impersonator Mark Rinzel. They are backed by one of the tightest bands in the city comprised of 20+ year veterans of the NYC music scene: Eric Presti on guitar, Sky on keys, Drew Mortali on bass, and Michael Maenza on drums, each with dozens of credits performing with authentic 80's icons who made the music famous to begin with! In fact, BRET MICHAELS, MC HAMMER, COLIN HAY from MEN AT WORK, TIFFANY, DEBBIE GIBSON, TAYLOR DANE, MIKE SCORE from A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS, TONE LOC, ROB BASE and many more have all performed at the BACK TO THE EIGHTIES SHOW.

Words: Hip Hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic with Wiseguy and Gaston - Nuyorican Poet's Café December 16, 2017 - New York

WORDS was created by Rocky LaMontagne & Bobbito the Barber to give young up-and-coming poets & emcees the opportunity to showcase their work to an audience of their peers. This showcase and open mic has featured Company Flow, Canibus, Mos Def, M.C. Search, Willie Perdomo, Saul Williams, and Suheir Hammad, among others. The open mic gives new artists a chance to perform in front of an audience. WORDS! is hosted by WiseGuy & Gaston and is held on the third Saturday of every month. $13 at the door, $10 with Student ID.

222 w 23rd St. is a play about a woman, who on the brink of homelessness, lands at the Chelsea Hotel, unaware of its famed history, seedy reputation and colorful residents. Unable to get her life "together" her rent becomes in arrears and her whole existence morphs into keeping the hotel manager, Stanley Bard from kicking her out. ABOUT THE ARTIST Elizabeth Pugh's first solo play, I'm not finished …yet! ran in NYC, Dublin, Ireland and was co- produced by Jim Sheridan at the Edinburg Fringe Festival. It received rave reviews and sold out houses in Ireland and Scotland. 222 w. 23rd St. is her second solo play or as she prefers "a play with one woman" (said comically… not in a 'precious' way…ok…maybe a little precious). Elizabeth is also a singer/songwriter and is recording her first EP.

Christmas Eve, 1823. Clem Moore, a hardworking newspaper writer, has been assigned to write the best Santa Claus story ever. There's only one hitch: he doesn't believe. In desperation, Clem makes a wish on the Christmas Star. What follows is a night of magic, flying reindeer, sugar plum fairies and a visit from the Jolly Old Elf himself!!

Central City Chorus presents "Händel in Italy" - Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church December 16, 2017 - New York

Central City Chorus presents "Händel in Italy" Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759) Dixit Dominus, HWV 232 Nisi Dominus, HWV 238 Concerto Großo, Op. 6, No. 6, HWV 324 Madeline Healey & Olivia Greene, sopranos Hai-Ting Chinn, mezzo-soprano David Root, tenor Charles Sprawls, bass REBEL Ensemble for Baroque Music Central City Chorus Phillip Cheah, Music Director Central City Chorus kicks off its 37th season with a program showcasing the youthful exuberance of Georg Friedrich Händel's brief sojourn in Italy with his fiery psalm settings and one of his Italianate Concerto Großo. The concert will take place on Saturday, December 16th at 7:30 p.m. at St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church on West 87th Street between Broadway and West End Avenue in Manhattan. In 1706, the 21 year old Händel travelled to Italy, premièring operas in both Florence and Venice to great acclaim. The performance of opera, however, had been banned in the Papal States, so by the time he reached Rome in 1707, Händel started composing sacred music and secular cantatas. "Dixit Dominus", a dramatic, brilliant, and virtuosic setting of Psalm 110, was written in Rome, most likely at the behest of one o... (read more)

Ponselle, Milanov, Sutherland, Callas … after last night, Radvanovsky can add her name to the list," declared the Huffington Post when Sondra Radvanovsky made her Met role debut as Norma in 2013. The 2017–18 season opens with a new production of Bellini's masterpiece, starring Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her archrival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma's unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar's evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule.

he Harmaleighs are a folk duo that calls Nashville, Tennessee home. They found a mutual love for folk/americana and started creating music together in early 2013. Their memorable melodies and attention grabbing lyrics will keep you wanting more if their awkward (and hilarious) stage banter doesn't.

Jacob Shipley, The Foxy Johnstons, My First Day, Sean O'Shea - The Map Room at The Bowery Electric December 16, 2017 - New York

Steve Conte (Single Release), Diane Gentile & The Gentle Men, Palmyra Delran - Bowery Electric December 16, 2017 - New York

"Steve Conte is one of the best kept secrets of the music business - but hopefully his new album will fix that." - Steve Lillywhite (Producer; Rolling Stones, Johnny Thunders, XTC, U2) The NYC based "triple-threat" (guitarist/singer/songwriter) Steve Conte is an artist you've probably heard many times without even realizing it. As a solo artist and with his bands; Company Of Wolves, Crown Jewels, The Contes & The Crazy Truth, his songs, voice & guitar riffs have been in the public's consciousness since 1990; on major radio stations, MTV, feature films, television programs & anime series. His albums burn with raw, passionate rock 'n' roll and his live shows blend soulful-singing, story-telling songs and blinding guitar playing. You might call it, "Americana With Attitude." Besides a rich solo career, Conte is a former member of the legendary New York Dolls and has also recorded/toured with Willy DeVille, Billy Squier, Paul Simon, Peter Wolf & Wille Nile. Steve is currently lead guitarist/songwriter/backing vocalist for legendary Hanoi Rocks frontman, Michael Monroe. His most recent solo release, International Cover-Up is a collection of songs written by some of his favo... (read more)

Rated by Joonbug as "one of the best live performances from a new artist you will experience," singer-songwriter and performer Rachel Brown has received the praise of critics and tastemakers alike. Leading an eight-piece band that challenges audiences to remain in their seats, DailyCandy declared, "the hype is justified," while Glamour.com, in reviewing her debut EP of original material wrote, "Her sensually soulful vocals carry the EP's captivating me?lange of sounds – from Caribbean to hip-hop and world fusion – with uncanny ease, while conveying joy." Chosen by PENTHOUSE as its January '14 Siren, Rachel Brown has quickly become one of New York City's most sought-after entertainers. In addition to performing at Leonardo DiCaprio's birthday bash, and at Lincoln Center for the triumphant Alvin Ailey opening night gala, Brown, a Harvard graduate and recipient of ASCAP Foundation and Songwriters Hall of Fame awards, held a 13-month weekly residency at famed NYC supper club The Darby. No stranger to New York Post's Page Six Sighting's page, her audiences have included Jay-Z, Beyonce?, Robert DeNiro, Martin Scorsese, Rita Ora, Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing and Mark Sanchez.

Levizalooza – a Tag Team Format, Royal Rumble Blastathon - Bar Matchless December 16, 2017 - New York

Black metal band from New York City formed in early 2008 by Colin Marston, Mick Barr and Lev Weinstein. Nick McMaster joined the band towards the end of the recording of the first album, and appears only as an additional vocalist. The bass tracks were recorded by both Mick Barr and Colin Marston. Lineup: Mick Barr - guitar, vocals Colin Marston - guitar Lev Weinstein - drums Nick McMaster - bass, additional vocals

In Rising to the Tap, a dance concert mixed with autobiographical solo storytelling, tap virtuoso Andrew Nemr candidly reveals a unique American journey. With musically explosive footwork, Nemr shares episodes from his immigrant history — his family's departure from Lebanon in 1976, adapting to life in New Jersey, his eventual mentorship under legends Savion Glover and Gregory Hines — and his struggles with loneliness, bullying, and cultural identity. Described as "A masterly tapper" by The New York Times, Andrew Nemr is considered one of the most diverse tap dance artists today.

Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia - Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Through December 16, 2017 - Brooklyn

Directed and designed by Rithy Panh Music by Him Sophy Libretto by Trent Walker Presented in association with Cambodian Living Arts Part of the 2017 Next Wave Festival Two survivors of the Khmer Rouge—composer Him Sophy and filmmaker Rithy Panh (The Missing Picture)—attempt to return dignity to their country's dead with this musical ritual remembering the Cambodian genocide. Against cinematic evocations of this bruised history, Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia recruits the Metropolis Ensemble, a 12-voice choir, and traditional Khmer vocalists and instruments—ancient harps, flutes, and the xylophone-like roneat pluah—to mourn the nearly two million forgotten souls. Mellifluous Buddhist smot chanting and other all-but-extinct Khmer musical forms are woven throughout a procession that moves from the heavens to the killing fields, culminating in a plea to recognize impermanence as the only path to peace. Film by Rithy Panh Stage direction by Gideon Obarzanek Music direction and conducting by Andrew Cyr Lighting design by Bosco Shaw Costume design by Romyda Keth Original idea by Charley Todd Commissioned by CAMBODIAN LIVING ARTS. Produced by THE OFFICE perfor... (read more)

Continuing a beloved New York tradition, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis warms up the House of Swing with soulful renditions of holiday classics. With fresh arrangements, playful improvisation, and entertaining storytelling, they bring out the magic in such classics as Count Basie's "Jingle Bells," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," and Billie Holiday's "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm." Jazz royalty Catherine Russell joins as special guest vocalist for the second year, continuing a spirited partnership that has spread Yuletide cheer in dozens of cities across the country. This year she'll be joined by another Jazz at Lincoln Center favorite, fellow vocalist Kenny Washington, who recently brought his Home for the Holidays program to delighted audiences at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. Enjoyed by audiences of all ages, these uplifting holiday performances create lasting memories that will keep you feeling good throughout the season. Join our family! Subscribe today by purchasing three or more concerts to our 2017–18 season and receive priority seating, free ticket exchanges and discounts. Or become a member to receive benefits, invitations, and more th... (read more)

New York Philharmonic - Handel's Messiah - David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Through December 16, 2017 - New York

WHY SEE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC - HANDEL'S MESSIAH? Conducted by Gary Thor Wedow, the acclaimed New York Philharmonic Orchestra performs George Frideric Handel's signature piece, Messiah. The piece was first performed in 1742 in Dublin, and has since become a firm favorite among classical music lovers. The piece is an oratorio, which is a musical work similar to an opera but performed utilizing the vocals of both soloists as well as a choir, and often without the same narrative structure as an opera. Handel's Messiah is based on Biblical scripture. The 2015 season of New York Philharmonic's annual performance of Messiah is conducted by Gary Thor Wedow, an Indiana native and now New York resident. Mr Wedow has conducted the city orchestras of New York, Seattle and Kansas City among many others, building one of the most formidable resumes in the country. This is in fact the second time he has conducted The Phil in a performance of The Messiah, having first done so in 2012.

Critically acclaimed, Grammy-nominated singer, Stacey Kent, sings from the soul, telling her stories with faultless phrasing and a lucid, enchanting voice. Stacey returns to Birdland at the launch of her new album, I KNOW I DREAM: The Orchestral Sessions (Sony). "I Know I Dream" is Stacey's first orchestral album and her most ambitious to date. The rich musical tapestry contrasts with her previous intimate collaboration with Brazilian music master, Robert Menescal, on "Tenderly" (2015 SONY) and the exuberant "Marcos Valle & Stacey Kent Live" (2013 SONY). Stacey's other recent albums include the Brazilian-flavored, "The Changing Lights," (Warner), "Dreamer In Concert," the Grammy nominated, Platinum-selling, "Breakfast on the Morning Tram," (2007) and all-French, "Raconte-moi," (2009). Throughout her career, Stacey's band has partnered with Jim Tomlinson (sax) whose songwriting partnership with Nobel Prize-winning novelist Kazuo Ishiguro has come to form an essential plank in her distinctive repertoire.

Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post Comedy) is the host and creator of the monthly storytelling series, Sideshow Goshko, which has been hailed as a Time Out New York and New York Times "Critics' Pick", and also noted as "a well-programmed night" by the New York Times.Sideshow Goshkohas been featured on TruTV'sImpractical Jokers, NPR'sSnap Judgment, and inThe New Yorker. Her cabaret show "An Old-Fashioned Piano Party with Leslie Goshko" is heralded as a Time Out New York "Critic's Pick" and she served as the musical director for NY1 anchors Pat Kiernan and Jamie Stelter's live show at 92Y, "Pat and Jamie's NY." And thanks to the support of many Internet voters, she performed with the cast of Hairspray on Broadway.

America's most popular boy singers warm audience hearts with their annual program of holiday hymns and carols. These delightful choristers embody the pure spirit of Christmas music with their floating, angelic voices. Bring the Kids for $1. Tickets to this event include same day Museum admission.

Bearded Lady Productions presents 'Church With A 2 Drink Minimum' - Sidewalk December 17, 2017 - New York

hosted by Rev. Yolanda NSAI Singer-Songwriter Showcase - (for NSAI members) Every 3rd Sunday, 3-5pm no reservations, no cover-2 food or drink minimum,love offering taken. 94 Ave. A , East Village NYC at the Sidewalk Cafe. Join Rev. Yolanda , Rev. Glen Ganaway , The Bearded Lady Band with special musical guests, as we sing together, laugh, have brunch and celebrate life with inspirational music and message. We are an Interfaith spiritual gathering- welcoming all paths and traditions. We will feature music from many walks of life and encourage you to sing a long- as well as feature original inspirational music by Rev. Yolanda and guests and be inspired with a wisdom message by Rev. Glen.

"Like a Great Baseball team the members change but the soul lives on, Though many great musicians have passed through BS&T it's musicianship stands the test of time" 2005 found BS&T looking back to founding father Bobby Colomby's original vision for Blood Sweat & Tears quite simple "Find the greatest musicians and the rest is easy". Since then with Bobby Colomby's guidance BS&T have re-established themselves as one of the hottest touring acts in the world. Whether playing the Hits that started BS&T'S meteoric rise or complicated Jazz riff's audiences world wide show their appreciation with standing ovations nightly. 2008 The South Korean Government named Blood Sweat & Tears "The Ambasadors of Peace" That same year the BS&T horn section recorded with Jeff Lorber on his Grammy nominated cd "He Had A Hat". 2010 saw yet another recording session with Jeff Lorber. A world tour interrupted by a Icelandic Volcano. The band buys a Tour Bus to play smaller and up close venues along with the big concert venues. 2011 BS&T played 3 sold out concerts at the world famous Blue Note Jazz Club in New Your City with the Legendary trumpeter Arturo Sandoval. BS&T and Sandoval will... (read more)

World premiere of 'Book of Dreams' by David T. Little, Sonja Krefting, and David Adam Moore In collaboration with National Sawdust and GLMMR, Sparks Commissions presents the world premiere of a new song cycle. The Book of Dreams: Chapter Sand is an electroacoustic song cycle that pushes the boundaries of traditional art song by fusing unamplified operatic vocals with digital sound design. The result is a delicate, yet rich tapestry of human and machine sounds. Based on the work of surrealist poet Sonja Krefting, the cycle combines an original vocal composition by acclaimed composer David T. Little with an electronic realization by Metropolitan Opera baritone and digital media artist David Adam Moore. Commissioned by Sparks & Wiry Cries, performed by David Adam Moore, directed by Vita Tzykun, with visuals by GLMMR, sound engineering by Garth MacAleavey, and narration by Beth Morrison.

The holidays have found a new rocking tradition! Emmy winner and Grammy-and-Tony- nominated Rob Mathes returns to the Schimmel stage with his band of all-star musicians including instrumentalists from Saturday Night Live and the Late Show with David Letterman. Come for an afternoon of funk- and R&B-laden original tunes, holiday classics, and audience favorites to put you in the spirit of the season. Rob Mathes has worked professionally with U2, Beyonce, Bruce Springsteen and Sting. With friends like his, you never know who could show up!Rob Mathes has produced records for Sting, Carly Simon, Panic At The Disco, and Rod Stewart, among many others. As an arranger, he has worked for a who's who list, from rock and pop legends Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Beyonce, Bono, and Elton John to Classical and Jazz Artists like Luciano Pavarotti, Yo-Yo Ma, Dave Brubeck, and Tony Bennett. He won the Emmy Award for his musical direction of the Kennedy Center Honors and musically directed the Obama Inauguration at the Lincoln Memorial, Pope Francis' Concert For Hope at Madison Square Garden, and the Songwriter's Hall of Fame show since 1998.

Krivit, a New York DJ veteran with an endless list of credentials, has been involved in the city's dance/club scene since the early 1970s. With residencies/performances at the Roxy, Paradise Garage and Danceteria, Krivit has been one of New York's longest-standing influential DJs alongside Frankie Knuckles and Francois K. As well as having producer/editor/mixer credits included on over 70 records, 2011 marks Krivit's 40th anniversary as a DJ.

LYDIA LUNCH RETROVIRUS WEASEL WALTER BOB BERT TIM DAHL LYDIA LUNCH RETROVIRUS: AN ALL-STAR CAST OF SONIC BRUTARIANS IN A NO-HOLDS-BARRED SURVEY OF HER MUSICAL OUTPUT FROM 1977 TO THE PRESENT. Including music from Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, 8 Eyed Spy, Queen of Siam, 1313 and Shotgun Wedding. Lydia Lunch has spent decades trolling through the sub/terranean sick-home black & blues creating a schizophrenic musical legacy which loops from shrill No Wave to bludgeoning Hard Rock, from smoky Jazz Noir and illustrated word to macabre Psychedelia. Weasel Walter is best known as the founder of the cult punk jazz/no wave/brutal prog band, The Flying Luttenbachers. Mr. Walter has ?also worked with other experimental rock groups like XBXRX, Behold The Arctopus, ?Burmese and Lake Of Dracula. As an improviser, Mr. Walter has performed with Evan Parker, Marshall Allen, Elliott Sharp, Peter Evans, Henry Kaiser, Mary Halvorson, Nels Cline, Jim O'Rourke and Vinny Golia. Bob Bert has pounded the skins for Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore, Chrome Cranks, Knoxville Girls, fronted his own group Bewitched and has provided a unique rocking voodoo backbeat on over 30 albums. A stint in print ... (read more)

Madeline Jane, Jack Schneider, Nick Cianci, Kyle Duke and the Brown Bag Boys - Bowery Electric December 17, 2017 - New York

On and off stage, there is no dull moment for singer Madeline Jane. A blonde bombshell, she is known for her incredible stage presence and out of this world vocals. Her music is influenced by anything from nu-disco queen Jess Glynne to the acoustic soul of Emily King. Most recently, she featured on Discochic's latest single, "Work It Out", which has amassed over 50,000 streams on Spotify and SoundCloud combined. Currently a student at NYU's prestigious Clive Davis Institute of Music, Jack Schneider has been making music since he was three years old. Initially inspired by folk and roots music, Jack's advanced musicianship abilities have led him to collaborate with artists of extraordinarily diverse genres. He has worked as a session guitarist in Atlanta, New York, and Nashville, collaborating on a range of studio albums, including projects for BMG Records and 300 Entertainment and with artists such as Demo Taped and Kyle Duke. Outside of the recording studio, Jack has played with iconic artists such as Five For Fighting, Vince Gill, Jason Isbell, and onstage at the Grand Ole Opry with bluegrass legend Mike Snider. Jack Schneider is not your typical twenty year old. And he's just ... (read more)

Nathan Payne, Spells and Curses, Vanderlyle, Hopper Race, Ekurtis - The Map Room at The Bowery Electric December 17, 2017 - New York

Spells and Curses is a New York-based hybrid rock group, known for challenging the passive thought patterns of modern day culture. Courtship, sex, commitment, loneliness, fetishes, vindication, love and hate; all is fair game when brought under their musical lens of inquiry. With a belief that every song is a spell to enhance the moment or a curse to damn it, their continual mission remains; creating "below the belt rock n' roll" to not only think outside the box, but expand it. "Vanderlyle began in Philadelphia as a project between four friends that joined together post-college graduation. The band's style favors piano and synth-driven melodies, jangly guitar lines, layered harmonies, all backed up by a danceable rhythm section.

Brandon Ross is an American avant-jazz guitarist, composer, band leader, vocalist, and songwriter, son of trombonist Candy Ross. Born and raised in New Brunswick, NJ, Ross started playing trombone and other horns at the age of four. He also sang as a boy soprano in Christ Episcopal Church Choir of New Brunswick. When he was 11, Brandon Ross purchased his first guitar and switched to strings ever since. Some of his current projects include Harriet Tubman power-trio with bassist Melvin Gibbs and drummer J.T. Lewis, in which Ross uses electronics and pan-tonality to create a multidimensional, interactive, sonic language in a "classic" R&B/rock configuration. Harriet Tubman released four albums, including a live CD on John Zorn's Avant label in Japan. Brandon Ross also leads For Living Lovers, an all-acoustic duo with bass guitarist Stomu Takeishi, which released their debut Revealing Essence album on Sunnyside Communications in 2014. He works with mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran in AiR, leads a few experimental ensembles, such as Brandon Ross'Pendulum, Phantom Station and (Yet)Another Plane, and plays with guitarist Doug Wieselman and sound designer Hardedge as DarkMatterHalo trio.... (read more)

LA based folk-grunge rock band with NYC roots. Formed to create music for the feature film ELSEWHERE. Nirvana meets Strokes meets Arcade Fire with balls. CRYSTAL ROBOTS are a NYC punk band featuring Daniel Hartnett on lead vocals and guitar and the actor Kevin Corrigan (The Departed, Slums of Beverly Hills, GoodFellas http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0180984/) on bass. They play the L.E.S. regularly and have just released a new album. They are playing Parkside Lounge in November. They have played Arlene's, Bowery Electric, Grand Victory, among other spots. PALE MOON GANG reflects the raw aggressiveness and tender underbelly of New York, the city they call home. With riffs that grab you and won't let go, the GANG creates a smoldering energy that rides on a wave of pure rock'n'roll. Lead vocalist/guitarist Richard Dev Greene was born and raised in New York City. His playground, downtown's Lower East Side, afforded him an experience few aspiring rockers ever get - exposure to NYC's raw, rebellious, punk rock scene. From that point on, Greene knew he had but one calling in life. This destiny led his first band, Pale Face Of Youth, to the doorstep of fame. After being spotted at CBG... (read more)

LA based folk-grunge rock band with NYC roots. Formed to create music for the feature film ELSEWHERE. Nirvana meets Strokes meets Arcade Fire with balls. CRYSTAL ROBOTS are a NYC punk band featuring Daniel Hartnett on lead vocals and guitar and the actor Kevin Corrigan (The Departed, Slums of Beverly Hills, GoodFellas http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0180984/) on bass. They play the L.E.S. regularly and have just released a new album. They are playing Parkside Lounge in November. They have played Arlene's, Bowery Electric, Grand Victory, among other spots. PALE MOON GANG reflects the raw aggressiveness and tender underbelly of New York, the city they call home. With riffs that grab you and won't let go, the GANG creates a smoldering energy that rides on a wave of pure rock'n'roll. Lead vocalist/guitarist Richard Dev Greene was born and raised in New York City. His playground, downtown's Lower East Side, afforded him an experience few aspiring rockers ever get - exposure to NYC's raw, rebellious, punk rock scene. From that point on, Greene knew he had but one calling in life. This destiny led his first band, Pale Face Of Youth, to the doorstep of fame. After being spotted at CBG... (read more)

The Emergence Collective ft. Mara, Matthew Marsh, Raina & Sylver Wallace - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 December 17, 2017 - New York

The Legacy Continues. Tony Touch A.K.A Tony Toca continues to be a force to be reckoned with. Tony Touch, an icon in Hip Hop and in the Urban Hispanic genre plus seasoned player in the game, is a true innovator and has revolutionized the DJ game over and over. From his legendary mix tapes, to his skills on the 1's and 2's, he has become one of Hip Hop's most recognized DJ's. This C.E.O/Artist/Producer is now currently working on his 7th commercial release titled "The Piece Maker 3…Return of the 50 MC's" and is expected to make history once again. Tony Touch began as a B-Boy during the rap music renaissance era of the early 80's. Heavily influenced by pioneers like the Rock Steady Crew, Grandmaster Flash, Red Alert, "Little" Louie Vega, and Jam Master Jay, he quickly shifted his interests towards the turntables. Toca is known for his legendary mix tapes like the original 50 MC's parts 1, 2 and 3. Included in this series are some of the hottest artists in the game such as KRS ONE, Kool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane, Wyclef, M.O.P., Big L, Mos Def and many more all coming together for one collective piece. This along with the countless other mix tapes, Tony became recognized in the streets a... (read more)

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra Grammy Award winning pianist, composer and educator Arturo O'Farrill -- leader of the "first family of Afro-Cuban Jazz" (NY Times) -- was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. Son of the late, great composer Chico O'Farrill, Arturo was Educated at Manhattan School of Music, Brooklyn College Conservatory and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. He played piano in Carla Bley's Big Band from 1979 through 1983 and earned a reputation as a soloist in groups led by Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis and Harry Belafonte. The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra is the resident large format ensemble of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) founded by Arturo O'Farrill in 2007 and dedicated to preserving the music and heritage of big band Latin jazz, supporting its performance for new audiences, and educating young people in the understanding and performance of this important cultural treasure. For more information about the orchestra and other ALJA initiatives, please visit us at www.afrolatinjazz.org http://www.npr.org/2015/08/12/431549038/first-listen-arturo-o-farrill-cuba-the-conversation-conti... (read more)

DIANE GARISTO (Lead Vocals) Like Laura Nyro, Diane grew up in New York City, immersed in its musical soul. So it's not surprising that she also grew up an avid fan of Laura Nyro. Diane sang on her first recording at the age of eight, and went on to record with Billy Joel, Nile Rodgers, George Benson, Carly Simon, Laurie Anderson, Malcolm McLaren, and other industry notables. She toured extensively with Steely Dan, and had the good fortune to sing on Paul Simon's Grammy Award-winning Album of the Year, Graceland. But what she considers her most meaningful musical experience came in the mid-'90s, when she became a member of Laura Nyro's Harmony Group. As one of the trio of Nyro's backing vocalists, Diane traveled throughout the US and Japan, and also recorded two live albums. Diane has put together Stoned Soul Picnic, a celebration of the art and soul of Laura Nyro, featuring a band of top-notch New York City musicians and singers -- her way, she says, of keeping Nyro's flame burning.

The Rock and Roll Playhouse Presents: Holiday Party Featuring the Music of the Rolling Stones Featuring Seth Ginsberg! - Brooklyn Bowl December 17, 2017 - Brooklyn

The Rock and Roll Playhouse, a weekly family concert series hosted at Brooklyn Bowl and the Capitol Theatre, allows kids to "move, play and sing while listening to works from the classic-rock canon" (NY Times). Using the songs created by the most iconic musicians in rock history, The Rock and Roll Playhouse offers its core audience of babies and kids games, movement, and stories and an opportunity to rock out. The Rock and Roll Playhouse is an early and often first introduction to a child's lifelong journey with live music and rock and roll. By purchasing advanced tickets to this show you are opting in to receive promotional emails from The Rock And Roll Playhouse "Control The Sound" is a band from Brooklyn made up of talented 12 year olds who energize all ages with rock/funk/soul. Together since the age of 7 when they met at Brooklyn public school PS 10, band members are cousins, brothers, sisters and friends who over last 5 years have played close to 100 gigs in NYC. They filled the house at The Shrine, The Bitter End, and The Way Station. Also showcased at festivals like Pier 6 in Brooklyn, South Street Seaport, Atlantic Antic, the Mafrika Festival in Harlem and Hester ... (read more)

GA standing room & VIP options available. Age Restriction: 16+ unless accompanied by an adult. Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event. The Starting Line Released the Anyways 7" on February 5th 2016 via Downtown Records. The first single "Anyways" is streaming now via Noisey. "Anyways" is the first new music from The Starting Line since 2007. After taking a long hiatus from The Starting Line to focus on other bands and projects and expand into different musical styles, the band was inspired to return by the exciting new wave of punk rock, in and outside of their hometown of Philadelphia. What resulted were three powerful, honest songs that recapture the spirit of this beloved band and establish The Starting Line as a force to be reckoned with still, in 2017.

The 4th Annual Dave Harrington & Friends Holiday Spectacular - Elsewhere December 17, 2017 - Brooklyn

Hair flips and high kicks, lipstick and lace -- NYC's sexiest Dance Variety Show promises to entertain! Guilty Pleasures Cabaret's sultry charm and feminine energy brings refreshing talent and artistry to the cabaret theater experience. They were founded in 2014 by six friends in New York City who wanted to produce a show that highlighted both their performing and creative talents. Inspired by music, dance, and costumes that fulfilled their guilty performing pleasures, the show was born - thus earning their namesake "Guilty Pleasures Cabaret". The ladies debuted their show in Manhattan on the Upper West Side at a neighborhood bar, and after nine months they moved downtown where they were selling out monthly shows at the renowned Duplex Cabaret Theater. The ladies have since made the Duplex their performing home. With a speak-easy feel, a hint of the roaring twenties, and a sprinkle of the swinging sixties - the show remains modern and sexy. The ladies, clad in fishnets, tap dance, contort, sing, and pirouette to the sounds of 'Chicago', 'Great Gatsby', 'Cabaret', Beyonce, and Nancy Sinatra, to name a few, playfully mixing the old with the new. The girls of the Guilty Pleasure... (read more)

This event is 21 and over New York City-based rock band Upright Man is Aidan Dolan (guitar/vocals), Nick Katz (bass/vocals) and Max Yassky (drums/percussion/background vocals). Upright Man is currently putting the finishing touches on their dynamic self-titled debut due out August 18th. The forthcoming album's ten tracks were produced by Marc Copely (Roseanne Cash, B.B. King, Billy Squire) and Zev Katz (Jeff Beck, Hall & Oates, Aretha Franklin) and engineered by Bruce Sugar (Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh) at Avatar Studios and Sear Sound in NYC and at Blackbird Studios in Nashville. Upright Man has crafted an exciting, ambitious, formidable album that immediately captivates and holds tight. The magnetic songs boast the hulking riffs and spacey twists of the eponymous "Upright Man" while the bombastic tribal beats of "Animals" and "Checked Out" throw you into a hypnotic frenzy. "Three Easy Pieces" mesmerizes with propulsive piano-driven swagger, "Agorognostic" paints a lush soundscape via sharp lyrics and vibrant instrumentation and "Designer Mind" and "Say What You Mean" offer sultry distortion-drenched stomps. The band met while studying classical music composition at New Yo... (read more)

44th Annual Merry Tuba Christmas at Rockefeller Center - Rockefeller Center December 17, 2017 - New York

Hundreds of tenor and bass tuba players will congregate on The Rink at Rockefeller Center, 49th and 50th streets between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 3:30pm to play Christmas carols and other crowd favorites. Tubists of all ages will line up under the famous Christmas tree and fill the plaza with the organ-line sound of low brass. Spectators are encouraged to sing along with the Christmas carols and holiday favorites. The musicians, hailing from across the country, will be conducted by Chris Wilhjelm, conductor of the famous Goldman band. Conceived by tuba virtuoso Harvey Phillips to honor his teacher, the late William J. Bell (Born Christmas Day, 1902), the first Tuba Christmas was presented at Rockefeller Center in 1974, conducted by Paul LaValle, of Band of America fame. This unusual Christmas tradition is firmly established in over 200 cities around the world.

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra is a performance driven program that gives talented and dedicated young jazz musicians the opportunity to perform regularly in one of New York City's leading jazz clubs often with guest artists from the New York scene. The visiting guests give a workshop to the band members in addition to providing the experience of playing with the top musicians on the scene. On Sundays during the school year, the students rehearse and workshop in the room before opening the doors at 1:00pm and giving a concert that is free and open to the public at 2:00pm.

All of us at Jazz Standard are proud and pleased to welcome back a true modern master of the jazz art, Joe Lovano, for his first appearance on our stage in several years. The saxophonist's latest release is Classic! Live At Newport – his 20th and final album for Blue Note Records – and this engagement will pair his golden horn with the wonderfully adept rhythm section of pianist Lawrence Fields, bassist Peter Slavov, and drummer Lamy Istrefi Jr. As a leader, Joe Lovano has released some 26 albums since 1985's Tones, Shapes & Colors (Soul Note) including his GRAMMY Award–winning 52nd Street Themes (Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album, 2000). As a sideman, he's worked with some of the best in the business including Steve Kuhn, Charlie Haden, and especially drummer Paul Motian with whom Lovano recorded seventeen albums from 1982–2006. "Lovano…fully justifies the growing view of him as an important, world–class jazz talent." (Los Angeles Times) "The tenor titan for our times!" (AllMusic) Joe Lovano – tenor saxophone Lawrence Fields – piano Peter Slavov – bass Lamy Istrefi Jr. – drums

Join Latin Grammy winning children's musician Mister G (Ben Gundersheimer) for an interactive and high energy Hanukkah concert with music spanning genres from bluegrass to bossa nova, funk to folk. Hear new twists on holiday songs from his Parents Choice Gold award-winning album, The Mitzvah Bus, along with catchy tunes from his many bilingual albums including Los Animales that will have kids, parents, and grandparents dancing in the aisles. $16 General; $13 Jewish Museum Family Members

The Green Room 42 570 Tenth Ave 4th Floor New York, NY 10036 Composer of "In Transit" on Broadway brings his live jazz show to the stage in his Green Room 42 return hit! This is a night of great songs, Broadway classics, and special guests.

Continuing a beloved New York tradition, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis warms up the House of Swing with soulful renditions of holiday classics. With fresh arrangements, playful improvisation, and entertaining storytelling, they bring out the magic in such classics as Count Basie's "Jingle Bells," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," and Billie Holiday's "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm." Jazz royalty Catherine Russell joins as special guest vocalist for the second year, continuing a spirited partnership that has spread Yuletide cheer in dozens of cities across the country. This year she'll be joined by another Jazz at Lincoln Center favorite, fellow vocalist Kenny Washington, who recently brought his Home for the Holidays program to delighted audiences at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. Enjoyed by audiences of all ages, these uplifting holiday performances create lasting memories that will keep you feeling good throughout the season. Join our family! Subscribe today by purchasing three or more concerts to our 2017–18 season and receive priority seating, free ticket exchanges and discounts. Or become a member to receive benefits, invitations, and more th... (read more)

Bridget Fitzgerald, violinist and 92Y School of Music string faculty member, presents a recital in the Weill Art Gallery.

Join us for our 100 year anniversary concert! Featuring Brahms' Symphony No. 4 in E minor, as well as Beethoven's Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano, with esteemed 92Y faculty members Bridget Fitzgerald, Aminda Asher and Renana Gutman as the soloists.

Jesse Krakow is a multi-instrumentalist who currently plays in the cult 1960's avant-garde band THE SHAGGS, with Nona Hendryx & Gary Lucas in THE WORLD OF CAPTAIN BEEFHEART, and the all-male Madonna tribute MANDONNA. He has worked with Shudder To Think, Julee Cruise, Nina Persson, Robyn Hitchcock, Kate Pierson, Gene Ween, Paul Rudd, Michael Showalter, Bill Laswell, John Zorn, Dr. Know, Gail Ann Dorsey, The Loser's Lounge, Joy Askew, and a zillion others. He has hosted his own show on NJ's legendary radio station WFMU, been a professor at Bootsy Collins' online "Funk University" – alongside bassists such as Victor Wooten, Stanley Clarke, & Jack Bruce, been commissioned by The Brooklyn Philharmonic, recorded for Sony, Team Love, Alternative Tentacles, & Tzadik, and toured the country more times than he remembers.

Check out Drew's Song List! From Toronto Canada, Drew comes to Sids after being a longtime stalwart of the NYC music community as a singer/songwriter, releasing 4 EPs fronting his own rock band THEDREWBLOOD(AUCOIN/GLOBE) touring and playing live on American & Canadian Television. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhWN7v8R2kM, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMjqojS697Y He is currently the keyboardist for popular bicoastal southern rock band BROTHERS NYC (featured on VH1's BIG MORNING BUZZ)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNYbEPdGnQk Most recently he played in the pit band for smash off broadway production of Bayside: Saved By The Bell; The Musical, and was also the music director for Live Band Karaoke at The Ganesvoort Hotel ( 2013-2014), and has since curated similar events all over NYC. Drew works as a freelance composer, and can be found playing and recording with numerous local NYC projects, including (F BOMB tribute series, Dr Johnny Fever) and has had his work featured on network television (NBC, VH1, CTV,) Drew is constantly challenged and amazed by the creative energy of NYC, and is currently writing songs for a new original music project. Drew is new... (read more)

Early Music New York: Burgundian Christmas - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine December 17, 2017 - New York

Artist in Residence Early Music New York present sacred and secular Renaissance holiday motets and carols for voices and instruments. Hear and see this special holiday repertoire performed for voices and instruments in the intimate and ambient St. James Chapel.

Barbara Yahr, conductor Eric Mahl, assistant conductor Helen-Jean Arthur, narrator The GVO's popular Family Concert features Prokofiev's classic children's story Peter and the Wolf, plus other favorites. With great music, audience participation, and our instrument petting zoo at the reception after the concert, there will be fun for the whole family. Actress Helen-Jean Arthur was in the original productions of Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All To You and A Lie of the Mind, and the New York premiere of Tom Stoppard's Indian Ink among some 50 Broadway and Off-Broadway plays. Most recently, she was in the Humana Festival in Louisville and in Therese Raquin at the Atlantic in New York. Other regional credits include Arena Stage in D.C. and The Guthrie Theatre. National Public Radio fans may have heard her broadcast from Symphony Space in Selected Shorts and the annual Bloomsday. $10. Presented by Greenwich Village Orchestra, Barbara Yahr, Conductor http://www.gvo.org publicity@gvo.org 212-932-0732

Age Restriction: 16+ Unless Accompanied by a Guardian Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event. OLD WOUNDS Taking a cue from venerable East Coast punk-metal/post-hardcore outfits like Deadguy, Turmoil, and Disembodied, New Jersey-based metallic hardcore trio Old Wounds formed in 2010. After issuing a pair of independent EPs, the band released their debut studio long-player, From Where We Came Is Where We'll Rest, via Glory Kid Ltd in 2013. Tourniquet was formed in Los Angeles in 1990. Eight full length albums, two EP's, one acoustic album, one "Best of" album, and six videos later, the members of Tourniquet remain committed to communicating the message of the Gospel through music. Tourniquet has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including HM magazine's Favorite Band, two CCM magazine #1 Rock Singles, many #1 Metal Singles, and six Dove Award nominations.

Join us for our 100 year anniversary concert! Featuring Brahms' Symphony No. 4 in E minor, as well as Beethoven's Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano, with esteemed 92Y faculty members Bridget Fitzgerald, Aminda Asher and Renana Gutman as the soloists.

Bending Towards the Light…A Jazz Nativity - Christ and Saint Stephen's Church December 17, 2017 - New York

In Bethlehem, in the grotto where Christ was born, a light shines into the darkness. The light is meant to serve, as light serves for other philosophies and religions, as a symbol of Truth and Love...and Hope. Hope that even in a dark season we may begin to see the world....BENDING TOWARDS THE LIGHT.

With trumpeter/music director Riley Mulherkar, trumpeter Jumaane Smith, trombonist Corey Wilcox, alto saxophonist/clarinetist Patrick Bartley, tenor saxophonist Julian Lee, baritone saxophonist Alexa Tarantino, guitarist Gabe Schnider, pianist Isaiah J. Thompson, bassist Russell Hall, and drummer Kyle Poole This swinging holiday show features a collective of New York's finest rising stars. These musicians have all worked together extensively, and they've been featured on Jazz at Lincoln Center's multiple stages over the past few years. The musicianship is impeccable, and their camaraderie and deep love for this music bring a real fire to the shows they put together. Tonight's music director is trumpeter Riley Mulherkar, who has directed several outstanding events at Jazz at Lincoln Center, including a Dizzy Gillespie career retrospective, a headlining performance by vocalist extraordinaire Dee Dee Bridgewater, and a couple of swinging Mardi Gras celebrations. Join us at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola for one of the season's most upbeat and sincere holiday celebrations.

With trumpeter/music director Riley Mulherkar, trumpeter Jumaane Smith, trombonist Corey Wilcox, alto saxophonist/clarinetist Patrick Bartley, tenor saxophonist Julian Lee, baritone saxophonist Alexa Tarantino, guitarist Gabe Schnider, pianist Isaiah J. Thompson, bassist Russell Hall, and drummer Kyle Poole This swinging holiday show features a collective of New York's finest rising stars. These musicians have all worked together extensively, and they've been featured on Jazz at Lincoln Center's multiple stages over the past few years. The musicianship is impeccable, and their camaraderie and deep love for this music bring a real fire to the shows they put together. Tonight's music director is trumpeter Riley Mulherkar, who has directed several outstanding events at Jazz at Lincoln Center, including a Dizzy Gillespie career retrospective, a headlining performance by vocalist extraordinaire Dee Dee Bridgewater, and a couple of swinging Mardi Gras celebrations. Join us at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola for one of the season's most upbeat and sincere holiday celebrations.

Prospect Theater Company presents THE MAD ONES by Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk directed by Stephen Brackett Mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved...Samantha Brown balances on the edge of her future, car keys in hand. As she sits in the driver's seat, she faces a choice: will she follow in her mother's footsteps, or take the dare of her impetuous best friend and chart a new path? This contemporary and compelling score from one of NYC's most exciting new songwriting teams immerses audiences in the complex inner life of a young woman on the brink of change. When every choice feels like life and death, how do you turn the key?

K-Love Christmas 2017 Features Steven Curtis Chapman, Plumb, We Are Messengers, and Marc Martel. Experience a Night of Christmas Favorites and Top Hits from the Artists You Love! Celebrate the Reason for the Season with Your Family and Friends on This Unforgettable Night.

A Met English-language holiday presentation, Richard Jones's clever production of Humperdinck's fairy-tale opera is based on the Brothers Grimm story. Donald Runnicles conducts the sweeping score and a delightful cast, including the legendary Dolora Zajick as the wayward siblings' mother. Tara Erraught and Ingeborg Gillebo share the role of Hansel, and Lisette Oropesa and Maureen McKay share the role of Gretel.

Danceable, rousing, and energetic, Jack Ross is all about fusing styles to create an unforgettable live show. The group displays virtuosic talent and precision musicianship. Drawing on his experience as a jazz, funk, and afrobeat drummer, Graham Doby (The Funk Ark, John Lee, John D'earth) formed Jack Ross almost immediately upon moving to New York City in 2014. The initial lineup – which included bassist Clint Greenlee, guitarist Brett Jones, and keyboardist Peter DelGrosso – wasted little time blending elements ranging from hip hop to math rock. With the addition of vocalist and frontwoman Noël Simoné Wippler, Jack Ross incorporated qualities of pop and soul to their sound, and new levels of fire and energy to their live performance.

The GRAMMY Award–winning Mingus Big Band performs another month of "Mingus Mondays" dedicated to the music of legendary jazz bassist, composer, and bandleader Charles Mingus (1922–1979). "Mingus' diverse repertoire includes everything from gospel hollers and church music to lush ballads, swinging dance tunes, bebop and the blues…The music is, like Mingus himself, earthy, passionate, soul-ful and intense – and at all times swinging." (NPR)

Known largely for her powerful voice and soulful twist on gritty rock 'n roll, Huffington Post calls her "a force to be reckoned with." Silver melds and bends genres together to create her own sound, capturing both raw power and vulnerability. Culture Collide says, "it is her fearless experimentation with all sorts of genres that we find so cool." Word of Fiona Silver has recently stretched across the pond to the U.K. where Phoenix Magazine named her a "female pioneer smashing glass ceilings..." and one of "three raw female talents torching patriarchal rock" alongside Savages' Jehnny Beth and Arrow de Wilde of Starcrawler. Silver is a pixie-sized powerhouse, born and bred in NYC with a take no prisoners punk ethic. Black Book calls her music "gritty and sexual". During one of her live performances, Galore Magazine said "this kick ass girl has a Presence, with a capital P." Paste Magazine states, "femme fatale, an heiress apparent to Amy Winehouse... or a modern day chanteuse given her spit and sass, Fiona Silver clearly demands immediate attention." She has also been praised by Sirius XM, KROQ FM, Pure Volume, Inked, and Ladygunn to name a few. The Worst Humans, a three-piece... (read more)

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to present the return of Tony Award-winning actress/singer Christine Ebersole and Grammy Award-winning composer/pianist/singer Billy Stritch in "Snowfall" on Monday, December 18 at 7pm and Thursday, December 28 at 6pm. "Snowfall" will celebrate the holidays with seasonal material from the duo's past shows, plus new songs like "Tennessee Christmas" and "The Man With The Bag." In the past, fans have packed this very special Christmas concert, enjoying Ebersole and Stritch's signature tight harmonies, luxurious vocals and snappy conversation. Christine Ebersole is currently starring on Broadway in War Paint, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. She also recently starred in Blithe Spirit, and is a two-time Tony-winner for Grey Gardens and 42nd Street. She has also garnered universal critical acclaim for her interpretation of beloved classics and standards in nightclubs across the country. In addition to stage, Christine Ebersole has delighted audiences with roles in films such as "Tootsie" and "Amadeus," and her television career includes cast roles in "Royal Pains," "Saturday Night Live" and ... (read more)

Elliot Lurie of Looking Glass - singer/writer of 'Brandy (You're a Fine Girl') - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 December 18, 2017 - New York

Gowanus is an experiment rock quartet that has its origins in the neighborhood surrounding the toxic Brooklyn waterway that shares its name. Using traditional analog instrumentation in combination with digital effects and sampling, the group creates a unique sound that infuses elements of jam-based improvisation, electro-funk and straight up the middle American rock 'n roll.

A little bit naughty A little bit nice The Bevs shake it up This Yuletide night! THE BEV LESLIES ELAINE CASWELL -VOCAL BETTE SUSSMAN - VOCAL & KEYS SHAWN PELTON - DRUMS JOHN PUTNAM - GUITAR PAUL SOCOLOW- BASS THE FALALALALA HORNS: CLARK GAYTON - TROMBONE AARON HEICK- SAX SPECIAL GUESTS: JONNY ROSCH -HARMONICA & VOCALS NEAL COOMER - VOCALS

Rockin' the NYC area since the '70s, The Planets pound out a mix classic, roots, and punk rock at each show.

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $8 online and at the door.

Brooklyn-based Super Hi-Fi mixes jazz-inflected trombones, the rhythmic landscapes of Jamaican dub and touches of afrobeat and funk for a unique and heady mix memorably described as an 'imaginary soundtrack from Lee 'Scratch' Perry, The Specials and Led Zeppelin.' Led by bassist and composer Ezra Gale, whose last outfit, the San Francisco-based Aphrodesia, took their take on afrobeat all the way to Femi Kuti's Shrine in Lagos, Nigeria, Super Hi-Fi has been creating waves in the fertile New York music scene since 2010 and released their debut full-length album, "Dub To The Bone" (Electric Cowbell Records), in 2012. The band's latest release, "Yule Analog Vol. 1- A Very Dubby Christmas", is a re-imagining of Christmas classics like "We Three Kings" and "Little Drummer Boy" with blasting trombones, swirling tape delay and ass-shaking wallop. The album is a hit, with critics like InForty wishing "If only shopping malls were blasting this every holiday season"! The band has debuted the material to a raucous crowd of Santas at SantaconNYC, and looks to follow the album up with a new record of all original material in 2015. Super Hi-Fi: Rick Parker, Alex Asher- trombones Jon Lip... (read more)

nyc band music guitars drums thrash metal, punk "The New Fathers of Brooklyn Hardcore" - Sweet Static "A template for no-fooling-around filth rock in 2017. Listen and learn, kiddies!" - Tiny Mix Tapes

Keep real music alive, celebrate the artistry of the DJ & bring back the true vibe & soul of New York City! Mobile Mondays! is a weekly event founded by Operator Emz honoring the 45 RPM record & has quickly become New York City's premier 45's vinyl night for music lovers. Every week is presented by Operator Emz, Natasha Diggs, Joey Carvello, Just Blaze, Misbehaviour & $$$Mike, Hosted by Miss Rebecca at The Bowery Electric. MM brings NYC's vinyl rats together to celebrate everything from disco to garage, curated from the inside. For the artists and creatives who congregate, Mobile Mondays! is a chance to go back to the New York City they love best; when records were events, the DJ was on the pulpit and the dance floor was epic. Just Blaze worked closely with Roc-a-Fella Records in the early 2000s, producing hits like Cam'ron's "Oh Boy," Jay-Z's "Girls, Girls, Girls," and Beanie Sigel and Freeway's "Rock the Mic." He worked closely with Roc-a-Fella's other in-house producer, Kanye West, on the label's many albums released during this same period. And like West, he developed a trademark knack for using old-school soul samples in unique ways for his hooks. Besides the Roc-a-Fella... (read more)

Aaron now makes his home in New York City where he works most of the top comedy clubs. Aaron just wrapped 13 episodes as Floyd in the groundbreaking new TV series 24 HOUR RENTAL which will be airing on Superchannel in 2013. He has appeared at the Boston Comedy Festival, the New York Comedy Festival, and performed a nationally televised gala set for the CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival. His first solo show, The Underbelly Diaries ran off-Broadway at Theatre Row in NYC where it was chosen as "one of three shows you can't afford to miss" in the New York Daily News. The show has been adapted as a feature film and is being produced by Timshel Pictures. Aaron also recently appeared off-Broadway in Jeremy Levy's one act play 21 DAYS and is a subject in the upcoming documentary A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE about 6 Canadian Comedians who travelled to Israel to perform to diverse audiences. He will also be featured in Alan Zweig's new film WHEN JEWS WERE FUNNY. Additional recent Televison guest appearances include KING, Breakout Kings and Murdoch Mysteries. He has also been heard on CBC's The Debaters. Yamaneika Saunders has been captivating audiences with her dynamic stage presence for over a decade... (read more)

Jim Campilongo Trio w/ Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 December 18, 2017 - New York

Billboard Magazine has called Jim Campilongo "an American treasure" while The New Yorker raved that "few guitarists capture the nuances as well as Campilongo does." Those accolades have deservedly been earned over the course of a career that now sees Campilongo celebrating the release of his tenth album of original material, Dream Dictionary, on iTunes, Amazon and fine record stores everywhere on January 21, 2014. The prolific Bammie-winner Campilongo has been a formidable presence as a guest on dozens of recordings by other artists as well, including a contribution to Cake's million-selling Prolonging the Magic to (most recently) providing lead guitar for Martha Wainwright, Teddy Thompson and the Little Willies, Campilongo's band with Norah Jones. He's performed or recorded alongside JJ Cale, Nels Cline, Pete Townsend, Bright Eyes, Burning Spear, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings and Peter Rowan to name a few. Campilongo has also made repeat appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, Jools Holland and Abbey Road Sessions (both BBC) and has been interviewed on many major radio shows.

Celebrated comedian, singer and cabaret star, Amber Martin, curates and hosts a weekly showcase of some of the most brilliant performers in NYC, thus the world. A TimeOutNY Pick! The Amber Zone happens each Monday, with doors at 7pm and show at 8pm, Amber Martin will present a different one-hour program starring a bevy of downtown and beyond artists (Amber's very talented friends!). Each week, a different show by a different performer. You never know who or what you'll get, but you can rest assured it will be fun, truly brilliant and most importantly, intimate. No reservations. Please note… First come first served, and the room is intimate, so it will fill up quickly. Amber Martin is a NYC – based performing artist, vocalist and funny lady with a pretty great resume in downtown performance chic. Each Monday, Amber plays producer of the show as well as her own version of Joe the Bartender! She'll be serving them up cold and classy in the front bar while you sip away and enjoy a true NYC – style show experience in the back! Please stick around after the show to mingle with the artists and their cool friends while everyone is invited to join the post-show, honest to god rock a... (read more)

A holiday treat for younger opera fans and a fabulous family outing! Helmed by Welsh National Opera's director Richard Jones, Donald Runnicles conducts the Metropolitan Opera's holiday production Hansel and Gretel. Experience their fear and trepidation as they journey their way through a labyrinthine forest, full of giant puppet chefs and suit-wearing trees, all the way to a huge industrial kitchen nestling inside an innocent gingerbread house to find the wicked witch. Full of surreal characters and settings, this opera is a feast for both the ears and eyes! Each act takes place in a kitchen to represent the children's growing hunger. Wittily staged by Richard Jones, with exceptional set design by John Macfarlane, this fantastically surreal production is an abundant feast for the eyes and ears.

Great Organ: Midday Monday - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine December 18, 2017 - New York

Cathedral organists provide a 30-minute break for mind, body and spirit on Mondays at 1 pm with an entertaining and informative demonstration of the Cathedral's unparalleled Great Organ.

The Slaughter Before Christmas W/ Shadow of Intent and More - The Gramercy Theatre December 18, 2017 - New York

Show Info: One Tree Holiday: Tyler Hilton & Kate Voegele Support: Leslie Dinicola, Corey Balsamo Special Offers: Pre-show VIP Ticke4t includes a special acoustic performance from Tyler and Kate, as well as a Meet & Greet / Photo Opportunity, and Early Entry into the venue. GA Standing and Seating available. All ages. Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event.

This winter, City Vineyard (233 West St in Hudson River Park) will transform into a cozy, intimate music venue where acclaimed national touring artists will perform against the gorgeous background of the Hudson River and the downtown NYC skyline. These special shows will be limited to 100 guests who will also be able to enjoy the new winter bistro menu and a full bar before, during and after the show. Dan Bern is a throwback, a singer-songwriter who marvels at life's beauty, fragility, and complexity with a fresh, defiantly uncompromising style. In a perfect world, he'd be as beloved as Dylan or Lennon—he's that good!" So wrote Stereophile magazine contributing editor David Sokol for that publication's popular Records To Die For feature several years back.

Queens Opera Theatre: The Gift of the Magi - Flushing Town Hall Through December 18, 2017 - Flushing, Queens

Celebrating the holiday season, FTH Space Grantee Queens Opera Theatre presents "The Gift of the Magi", composed by Peter Ekstrom. The classic O'Henry short story, set to music and lyrics, tells the story of a young couple living in New York City on Christmas Eve 1905. They loved each other so much that they each sold their most prized possession to buy the other a Christmas present. Their special gifts bring a touching reaffirmation of their unselfish love.

So frequently compared to the Velvet Underground that they were featured in the 1996 film 'I Shot Andy Warhol,' Hoboken-based Yo La Tengo has explored the extremes of feedback-driven noise rock and sweetly melodic pop. They've always been the band to bridge the gap between critical acclaim and indie popularity. As Yo La Tengo's career has developed since their 1984 inception, The New York Times remarks that they specialize in "guitar-driven songs about the compromise and joy of daily life." They draw a cult-like following along with new fans who dig their sound. For the unfamiliar, think The Weepies mashed up with The Velvet Underground and hints of The Flaming Lips. Modern and timeless at the same time. Their music at various moments has encompassed folk, punk, electronica, jam, shoegazer rock, and more.

The Harlem Blues Project specializes in soulful New York blues with a twist! The band features blues masters Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack, and Barry Harrison plus a revolving cast of NYC's finest blues musicians including Bill Sims Jr., Michael Hill, Irving Louis Lattin and Solomon Hicks. Jerry was raised in Harlem and caught the music bug early in life. A fateful walk through Washington Square Park found him being introduced to the New York City Blues scene by way of the now infamous Dan Lynch Blues Bar. Jerry spent the next thirteen years learning to play Bass and sing, while also hosting the Saturday and Sunday Blues Jams. There Jerry Shared his stage with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Copeland, James Cotton and many more Blues Artists. His Bass baritone voice and thunderous bass playing have earned him a place in New York's Blues Hall of Fame. Jerry's band "The Dugger Brothers" are a staple on the New York City Blues scene. Influenced by Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Jan Akkerman, and Wes Montgomery, Junior Mack deftly displays these influences, although the foundation of his playing lies in the soulfulness of Gospel and Blues. An opportunity to play for the late Pops Staples an... (read more)

Happy Birthday Ella, Dizzy, and Monk - BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center December 19, 2017 - Tribeca

The first jazz recordings were made by The Original Dixieland Jazz Band in 1917. Today we're much more likely to be celebrating the birthdays of three great jazz artists, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, and Thelonious Monk, all of them born in 1917. Happily, there is great film footage for all three, documenting their youthful as well as their mature moments as performers. "Scenes Through the Cinema Lens" is a free film retrospective focusing on the performing arts curated by Krin Gabbard, professor of Jazz Studies at Columbia University. He is also the author of Better Git It in Your Soul: An Interpretive Biography of Charles Mingus and Hotter than That: The Trumpet, Jazz, and American Culture.

Brooklyn Opera Works presents their first annual Liederabend: Art Song Recital on December 19, 2017 at 7:30pm at BMS Playhouse, 126 St. Felix Street, Brooklyn, NY. Tickets are $15 and are available at (718) 638-5660 or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/liederabend-art-song-recital-tickets-40798568617. Brooklyn Music School's BOW (Brooklyn Opera Works) program presents their first annual Liederabend, a celebration of classical art song. This year's concert will showcase some of the most beautiful selections of German Lieder, performed by the talented young artists. Produced by the Brooklyn Opera Works program at BMS, this recital is a perfect way to spend a winter evening. The program includes a selection of songs by Schubert, Strauss, Brahms and Schumann. After the concert, audience members are invited to enjoy a glass of German mulled wine, a celebrated Christmas drink! "You noble art, in how many dark hours When life's mad tumult wraps around me Have you transported me into a better world" - "An die Musik" -F. Schubert Brooklyn Opera Works (BOW) is dedicated to providing conservatory-level opera training and performance opportunities to new and emerging artists, as... (read more)

Common Kings' style and music is a collection of inspirations orchestrated into an array of head rocking beats, feel good vibes, and emotional fever. Their crazy, fun-loving attitude compliments Common Kings' live sound, producing phenomenal pop hits with rock, reggae, and R&B influences. These influences originate from each band members love for various genres, and widespread knowledge of music. The majority of Common Kings were born in the South Pacific, and raised in Orange County, California. Growing up with households full of colorful personality and vibrant passions for music, Common Kings' members naturally grew up forming individual musical paths. This musical journey involved mimicking and listening to artists such as Van Morrison, Stevie Wonder, George Benson, Jim Croce, Michael Jackson, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Gypsy Kings, Earth Wind and Fire, Bob Marley and more. The culmination of these musicians explains exactly who the Common Kings are. Where everything comes to a point is through lead singer Sasualei "Jr King" Maliga. Jr King is perhaps one of the most powerfully impressive vocalists amongst today's leading artists. Born with this untrained raw-talent, Jr Kin... (read more)

This event is 21 and over Christian Dupree is a New York based Songwriter and Classical Cellist. He received his training from internationally acclaimed teacher, Irene Sharp. Throughout his career he has played with artists such as Jack Johnson, Mickey Hart (Grateful Dead) and Venice the band. Christian's musical style is based in R&B with distinct folk elements. He has two studio albums and has composed music for commercials including UPS and New Balance. His newest set of songs are a culmination of experiences from his time spent between Los Angeles, Nashville, Amsterdam and now New York, where he is making a splash in the music scene. Cale Hawkins creates his original music from a small, windowless room in Brooklyn. He is currently releasing two new songs every two months. He writes, produces, engineers and plays all the instruments except violin & cello on his songs. Past credits include work with Quincy Jones, Wyclef Jean, Nate Ruess, Blue Note Records, Nikki Yanofsky, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Grace Weber, Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Carrie Manolakos, KAMAU, and No Wyld. Hawkins is also a proud collaborator and contributor to the original music of Ben Talmi, Arthur Moon, S... (read more)

It was once written in the New York Times by jazz columnist Peter Watrous, "If Abraham Burton were to be drawn in a caricature, there would be flames coming out of his horn…" Approaching three decades as a prominent figure on the jazz scene, world-renowned saxophonist and educator Abraham Burton's passionate sound can still ignite a room filled with patrons. Abraham Burton has been showcased as a soloist on two Grammy award-winning albums and a featured musician on more than one hundred recordings. Throughout his career Abraham has performed and recorded with numerous contemporaries as well as legendary jazz artists including Rashid Ali, Kenny Barron, Walter Bishop Jr., James Carter, Michael Carvin, Santi Debriano, Rein de Graaff, Roy Hargrove, Louis Hayes, Roy Haynes, John Hicks,Terumasa Hino, Yosuke Inoue, Victor Lewis, Harold Mabern, Christian McBride, Jackie McLean, Mulgrew Miller, Lawrence "Butch" Morris, David Murray, Steve Nelson, Nicholas Payton, Alvin Queen, Larry Ridley, Wallace Roney, Jimmy Smith, Horace Tapscott, Arthur Taylor,Kenny Washington, David Williams and Jimmy Woode. Born and raised in Greenwich Village, the "mecca" of jazz, Abraham's interest in music wa... (read more)

Universally recognized for his melodic percussive style and his gifts as a composer and bandleader, drummer Matt Wilson is one of today's most celebrated jazz artists. Perhaps the most surprising and purely entertaining of his many projects (as both leader and sideman) is Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree–O, with bassist Paul Sikivie and multi–reeds whiz Jeff Lederer. Now in its fifth year, Wilson's annual humorous and swinging Christmas celebration at Jazz Standard is always something to behold. As Nate Chinen noted in The New York Times, Wilson's Christmas Tree-O "represents some­thing more than a side project or a symptom of sea­sonal opportunism. It has its own gait and style." A medium–tempo shuffle on "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing?" Check. A klezmerized version of the Hanukkah song "Eight Candles?" Check. A mash–up of "Angels We Have Heard on High" with Albert Ayler's anthemic "Angels?" Check. The Tree–O's very special guest this week is Nels Cline, named by Rolling Stone as one of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time." Best–known for his role in the acclaimed rock band Wilco, Nels has appeared as a guest or featured player on more than 200 albums while leading various groups ... (read more)

Joe McGinty was the keyboardist for the Psychedelic Furs from 1987 until 1992. He is also the founder and music director of Loser's Lounge, an NYC tribute series that has played to sold out crowds in NYC for over 20 years. He has worked with The Ramones, Ronnie Spector, Nada Surf and many others. TV and film credits include "One More Time" with Christopher Walken, "Bored To Death" and "Last Chance Harvey" Interests include pinball, roller coasters and vinyl records.

ongwriter/performer Shaina Taub sets up camp this year at Joe's Pub with a monthly concert residency. Each show will be a creative laboratory as she and her band debut new songs. You can also expect lots of selections from Old Hats and Visitors as well as special guests joining along the way. "The singer and songwriter Shaina Taub belongs to a breed of performers who, apart from being artists, are gravitation forces around whom others cluster like filings to a magnet."

Nick Fowler is a graduate of Cornell University and a New York Times-acclaimed novelist who has appeared on The Tonight Show and in The Sopranos, and has toured in support of Bon Jovi and Paul Rodgers. Josh Bryan is a graduate of The University of North Texas who has toured/recorded with Harry Belafonte, Wilson Pickett, Queen Latifah, and Kenny Latimore to name a few. Has also played or backed up artists such as Legendary Ray Brown, Paquito Rivera and Norah Jones. Broadway Credits include from most recent Broadway shows: Lion King, Bring It On , Hair, In The Heights, Jersey Boys, Hairspray. Together they are The Crush, combining crafty songwriting, thought-provoking lyrics and harmony-rich vocals. Maria Ellis is an alluring pop singer, songwriter and multifaceted musician from Long Island, New York. Beginning her music industry career at just twelve years old, Maria has been a poignant songwriter and performer from the very beginning. From inception, Maria's first ever demos stirred major interest with hit-making producers in the pop community.

Kathy Zimmer performs "cosmopolitan folk" (folk/pop) music with her band The Sugar Bowls. Offering thoughtful songs accented with vocal harmonies and tricks up her sleeve, see why the Roots Music Report said, "At various turns enchanting, haunting and soothing—and at times a bit of all of these—Ms. Zimmer's sophisticated song crafting never fails to charm."

Few bands have been able to cash in on their bad habits, dirty minds and naturally god-given talents quite like power-pop band THE PINK SPIDERS. The band has gained almost as much notoriety for their exploits, attitude and iconic look, as they have for the catchy and explosive sound they generate. After a six year hiatus, the band has returned in 2017 delivering two brand new singles "Easier Than Ever" and "Black Dagger, a winter tour and a brand new album Mutations to be released in 2018. Nashville Scene described the first single "Easier Than Ever" as "[a} time-tested blend of snarly, supremely hooky Weezerian power pop." and the video for "Black Dagger" is set to premier in fall of 2017. Infamy and chaos has followed THE PINK SPIDERS since they first stormed onto the Nashville music scene in 2004 with their self-released debut The Pink Spiders Are Taking Over. It was that notoriety that translated into immediate results, as the band signed to their first indie deal less than 6 months after forming. The guys quickly generated a big buzz with their 2005 indie label release Hot Pink, an infectious dose of dark pop detailing fast getaways and faster women. Less than three week... (read more)

Kerry Kaleja and Eric Jayk are the main components of Astra The 22s. Made in Latvia and USA from Riga to New York. Love for music translates all distances.

The Legacy Continues. Tony Touch A.K.A Tony Toca continues to be a force to be reckoned with. Tony Touch, an icon in Hip Hop and in the Urban Hispanic genre plus seasoned player in the game, is a true innovator and has revolutionized the DJ game over and over. From his legendary mix tapes, to his skills on the 1's and 2's, he has become one of Hip Hop's most recognized DJ's. This C.E.O/Artist/Producer is now currently working on his 7th commercial release titled "The Piece Maker 3…Return of the 50 MC's" and is expected to make history once again. Tony Touch began as a B-Boy during the rap music renaissance era of the early 80's. Heavily influenced by pioneers like the Rock Steady Crew, Grandmaster Flash, Red Alert, "Little" Louie Vega, and Jam Master Jay, he quickly shifted his interests towards the turntables. Toca is known for his legendary mix tapes like the original 50 MC's parts 1, 2 and 3. Included in this series are some of the hottest artists in the game such as KRS ONE, Kool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane, Wyclef, M.O.P., Big L, Mos Def and many more all coming together for one collective piece. This along with the countless other mix tapes, Tony became recognized in the streets a... (read more)

The Southwest Porch at Bryant Park presents Holiday Piano Karaoke every Tuesday from 7 to 9. With Joe McGinty (Nov. 14, 21), Julian Velard (Nov. 28–Dec. 19) November 14 to December 19 (weather permitting). Check out the Holiday Song List!

Kathy Zimmer, with the help of her band The Sugar Bowls, will be enchanting the audience at Rockwood with her unique “Cosmopolitan Folk” (folk/pop). The night will be filled with thoughtful storytelling songs laced with vocal harmonies. She will tease tracks from her soon to be released EP, White Noise. Come see why Rock n’ Reel Magazine has declared her a “latter day Joan Baez”! For more information: http://www.kathyzimmermusic.com

featuring Bruce "Big Daddy" Wayne & Special Guest Prentiss McNeil of The Drifters A musical journey taking you back in time! Back to when Berry Gordy's Motown label and his studio band the Funk Brothers and Stax record's Booker T and the MG's were the proponents of what came to be known as a historical style of music. "Soul Music" A trip back to when King and Smash records gave us "The Godfather of Soul" while the Columbia and Atlantic label brought us "The Queen of Soul". Now after a 28 year tenure with "The Drifters", vocalist Prentiss McNeil along with Bruce Wayne are leading this classic soul review with their unmatched energy and breath taking showmanship. A Decade of Soul is a passion driven classic soul tribute where it's difficult to stay in your seat!

An exceptional ensemble of performers—including Ailyn Pérez, Nadine Sierra, Isabel Leonard, Luca Pisaroni, Mariusz Kwiecien, and Ildar Abdrazakov—share the stage in Mozart's comic yet profound look at human nature and one crazy day in a wealthy Spanish household. Acclaimed Mozartean maestro Harry Bicket conducts Richard Eyre's high-spirited production.

So frequently compared to the Velvet Underground that they were featured in the 1996 film 'I Shot Andy Warhol,' Hoboken-based Yo La Tengo has explored the extremes of feedback-driven noise rock and sweetly melodic pop. They've always been the band to bridge the gap between critical acclaim and indie popularity. As Yo La Tengo's career has developed since their 1984 inception, The New York Times remarks that they specialize in "guitar-driven songs about the compromise and joy of daily life." They draw a cult-like following along with new fans who dig their sound. For the unfamiliar, think The Weepies mashed up with The Velvet Underground and hints of The Flaming Lips. Modern and timeless at the same time. Their music at various moments has encompassed folk, punk, electronica, jam, shoegazer rock, and more.

This winter, City Vineyard (233 West St in Hudson River Park) will transform into a cozy, intimate music venue where acclaimed national touring artists will perform against the gorgeous background of the Hudson River and the downtown NYC skyline. These special shows will be limited to 100 guests who will be able to enjoy thenew winter bistro menu and a full bar before, during and after the show. Led by a trail of incense and a little voice at the back of her brain that whispers "Nice try, 60s," Nellie travels to a land of strange and wonderful music on My Weekly Reader, revisiting some of the melodies born out of that fertile, conflicted tim

A monthly Burlesque/Variety Show hosted by Essence Revealed. With special guests, piano bar singalongs and more!

Dear John: Robert Ellis and Courtney Hartman Perform The Songs of John Hartford - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 Through December 19, 2017 - New York

Robert Ellis and Courtney Hartman bring you an evening of duets written by John Hartford. Texas-based singer-songwriter Robert Ellis and Colorado's Courtney Hartman are longtime friends with a shared love and appreciation for Hartford's songwriting, and are looking forward to playing these songs for you.

With solo pianist Dick Hyman Dick Hyman is a true national treasure whose career includes a nearly encyclopedic output of more than 100 albums, ranging from original piano and orchestral works to interpretations of classic American music, ragtime, and variants of stride piano. The 90-year-old pianist is rumored to never miss a note, and while that in no way defines his art, the rumor's mere existence in the context of such demanding music speaks volumes of his technical mastery. Hyman was featured on the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis' latest album, Handful of Keys, and these intimate solo performances at Dizzy's Club are a perfect opportunity to see the master perform some of America's greatest music up close and in person.

With a style The Sunday Times calls "catchy but complicated; a surprisingly rare combination," Julian Velard is piano-pop tunesmith recalling Stephen Sondheim or Randy Newman at the peak of their talents. With 4 albums of original material under his belt, he's toured internationally alongside the likes of Jamie Cullum, Paul Carrack, and Amy Macdonald. His quirky, native new york, piano-man sound has found its largest audience in Holland, where he headlined Amsterdam's legendary venue, Paradiso. His comedic timing and musical stylings have made him a regular on The Howard Stern Show and NPR's Ask Me Another.

Riverside Jazz at City Vineyard: Matt Darriau and XALAM Trio - City Vineyard December 20, 2017 - New York

Matt Darriau was named one of the most influental jazz musicians of the last fifteen years by Jazziz Magazine for bringing balkan rhythms and melodies into jazz. He joined the Klezmatics as their reedman in 1995. Besides being a leading innovator in the "Jewish Alternative Movement" (with his own „Paradox Trio") Matt Darriau has also been active as a composer and a musician in the new celtic band "Whirligig", the big band, "Orange Then Blue", his swing band "Ballin´ The Jack" and the „Recycled Waltz Orchestra" , a quintet dedicated to film music. Matt also plays in addition to alto saxophone and clarinet several ethnic flutes from the Balkan (kaval, gaida) and owns wooden flutes from all over the world. Matt Darriau was presented with both of his bands, Ballin' The Jack and Paradox Trio at the Jazzfest Berlin in november 2003. In 2004 the band adapted the music of the Marx Brothers Movies.

The Shed is a jam session catering to New York City's hottest Soul, Hip Hop & Jazz musicians. The showcase is a platform for progressive music as well as a place for artist to build their chops. While occasionally heating the stage himself The Shed's host Anu~Sun (a Grammy nominated songwriter, producer and drummer) will introduce you to some of New York's finest underground talent, rising stars and surprise guest. Anu is joined by his two lovely co-host Bria Monèt & Augi in this endeavor who are both vocal and songwriting powerhouses in their own right. To sweeten the deal Silvana happens to serve some of Harlem's best drinks, hookah and Middle Eastern cuisine. In short it's a "win, win" situation so swing thru and let's hang! See you there!

Universally recognized for his melodic percussive style and his gifts as a composer and bandleader, drummer Matt Wilson is one of today's most celebrated jazz artists. Perhaps the most surprising and purely entertaining of his many projects (as both leader and sideman) is Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree–O, with bassist Paul Sikivie and multi–reeds whiz Jeff Lederer. Now in its fifth year, Wilson's annual humorous and swinging Christmas celebration at Jazz Standard is always something to behold. As Nate Chinen noted in The New York Times, Wilson's Christmas Tree-O "represents some­thing more than a side project or a symptom of sea­sonal opportunism. It has its own gait and style." A medium–tempo shuffle on "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing?" Check. A klezmerized version of the Hanukkah song "Eight Candles?" Check. A mash–up of "Angels We Have Heard on High" with Albert Ayler's anthemic "Angels?" Check. The Tree–O's very special guest this week is Nels Cline, named by Rolling Stone as one of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time." Best–known for his role in the acclaimed rock band Wilco, Nels has appeared as a guest or featured player on more than 200 albums while leading various groups ... (read more)

UPLIFT BK! Exalt Youth Benefit feat. Qaasim & The Juggernaut War Party, Wishes And Thieves, Mr. Reed - C'mon Everybody December 20, 2017 - Brooklyn

On Wednesday, December 20th at 8:00pm at C'mon Everybody, The Sound Mind Collective presents Uplift! Brooklyn, an evening of comedy and music, raising money for the EXALT Youth Program. The show will be hosted by comedian Carolyn Castiglia (Comedy Central, HLN) and will feature musical performances by Qaasim & The Juggernaut War Party, Wishes and Thieves, Mr. Reed and more. This event is 21+. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 day of show, and available here: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1594129

PLP Singer Showcase an evening of young and upcoming singers making their New York City singing debut.

Brooklynite Choir is a 40 person contemporary choir based in Gowanus, Brooklyn. The group has been working together since November 2015 and is all about singing fun, kooky, feel good songs in glorious harmony. The Choir cover well known pop, rock and indie tunes, layering them with rich harmonies and just a touch of irony. Brooklynite choir is steadily becoming an established new york vocal group, performing at venues such as Le Poissan Rouge and Arlene's Grocery. In 2016, along side our Sister Group – The Britpop Choir, Brooklynite Choir performed at Madison Square Garden, opening for the New York Liberty and in March 2017 sang as a back- up choir for acapella producer, artist and YouTube sensation Mike Thompkins.

Inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and their colleagues, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band breathes life and passion into America's own great art form. Legendary record producer George Avakian describes the band in this way: "There has never been a band quite like this one. Most groups, past and present, stick to one style. Some current groups attempt to recreate early recordings in their entirety. These guys do neither. Inspired by divergent bands of the 1920s and 30s, you'll hear them swing a variety of styles in music by a wide range of composers, always true to the joy and heart of the music." Now in its 17th year of residency at Birdland, the weekly post-workday engagement is the city's best musical bargain! Tuba player David Ostwald leads a rotating lineup that features talents such as clarinetist Anat Cohen, trombonist/vocalist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Ehud Asherie, drummer Marion Felder and more!

The Chordaes, who released their debut album, "Touch the Ground," in 2016 are on a mission: to bring back great, melodic rock and pop, refracted through a contemporary lens. The band's songwriter, lead vocalist and guitarist, Leo Sawikin, crafts music that contains, according to Elmore Magazine, "A diverse array of sounds and ideas, inspired by the freewheeling experimentation of Radiohead and late period Beatles while retaining a strictly pop essence." Along with Leo, The Chordaes' lineup includes Ethan Glenn (Drums), Nick McFly (Bass), Dan Cobert (Keyboards), and Kevin Foley (Guitar, Backing Vocals) . The members draw on varied musical backgrounds – indie rock, jazz, classical – that merge into a sound Philly Mixtape dubbed "vibey and chill." The Chordaes' first recording, cut in 2014, is the album's title track and also expresses its main theme: the transition from youth to adulthood. The full album was recorded over the next year, a time of personal change, with two band members turning 21. Leo continued to write, finding inspiration in such melodically-driven idols as Brian Wilson and Paul McCartney. As early tracks were released, they received strong college radio ai... (read more)

Stone Films NYC + Cult Of Individuality Holiday Bash w/ DJ Michael Alago - Bowery Electric December 20, 2017 - New York

And now for something completely different....The Drew Stone Hit Squad plays punk, hardcore, traditional, blues and Americana in an acoustic format.

The $5 Rock Show Feat. Yule Kick, Ten Ton Mojo, Black Fires and All Night Sounds - Arlene's Grocery December 20, 2017 - New York

New to the NYC rock scene, Ten Ton Mojo's bluesy sound is hard edged, real, and soulful. Alabama born vocalist Ernie Papp (SlackJaw and Mother's Brew), NYC native Scott Lano (Blitzspeer and SlackJaw) and Gabe Mera (Midnight Fistfight) provide telling, powerful lyrics and melodies while solid rhythm section Fernando Rosario(Smashed Gladys, Michael Monroe, Cycle Sluts From Hell) and Paul Kane keep the grooves heavy. Think heavy blues meets the glory of Rock n Roll... with a southern drawl.

Rock 'n roll's favorite sons, Marah, return to Hill Country with their Christmas Spectacular - and we could not be more thrilled! Formed in South Philly in the 1990s, local Rock N Roll favorite Marah is known is known for their intense live performances, classic rock production style and association with authors Nick Hornby and Sarah Vowell and musicians Bruce Springsteen and Steve Earle. In 2015 the band reunited after years of albums, fan filled shows and then some time off at a critically acclaimed show at Philly's Underground Arts. "Marah pick up the manic energy and unspoken hostilities simmering just below the surface of city life, and channel them into music that's full of grand, Whitman-esque wonder and gnarly Lou Reed detail." - Tom Moon, Rolling Stone

Red Wanting Blue and The Alternate Routes Quartet - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 December 20, 2017 - New York

The Alternate Routes are the band that helped us to remember "we are how we treat each other, and nothing more." Now they're back with a new single, "Safe Haven"—a love song that uses real life as its backdrop. "Nothing More" propelled the band into new ears and new heights, having been featured prominently in the 2014 Winter Olympics, on NCIS, and in a partnership with TOMS shoes. It was followed up with "Somewhere in America," a poignant and personal conversation about gun violence that earned the band a 2016 Independent Music Award and a visit to the White House. The Alternate Routes first burst onto the scene in 2005 with their breakthrough album Good and Reckless and True. They released several albums on Vanguard Records and on their own, toured extensively, and relentlessly refined their craft. They have collaborated with such seemingly disparate artists as singer-songwriter Patti Griffin, director Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right), and guitarist Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket. They've performed on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," and have been repeat guests on NPR's "Mountain Stage." The core lineup of the Alternat... (read more)

A godfather of global dance music, Louie Vega has painted an award-winning career from a palette mixed with everything from salsa and afro-beat, to jazz, hip-hop and soul. A godfather of global dance music, Louie Vega has painted an award-winning career from a palette mixed with everything from salsa and afro-beat, to jazz, hip-hop and soul. What distinguishes the Grammy winner and 4-time nominee as one of the best living house music deejays is his ability to evolve alongside the times, distill the current musical landscape through his unique taste and put his own timeless spin on it. "Little" Louie Vega, as he is sometimes affectionately known, was born in the Bronx into a musically gifted family (his father, a jazz saxophonist, and his uncle, Salsa King Héctor Lavoe). The "Little" moniker is ironic, given the fact that by the 80s he was deejaying at clubs he wasn't even old enough to attend, holding residencies at Studio 54, Devil's Nest, Hearthrob, Roseland, and the Palladium. Soon Vega was producing his own remixes, which included Information Society's "Running", Noel's "Silent Morning" and Debbie Gibson's "Only in my Dreams". Then in 1991 he joined Atlantic Records—and hit th... (read more)

featuring Bruce "Big Daddy" Wayne & Special Guest Prentiss McNeil of The Drifters A musical journey taking you back in time! Back to when Berry Gordy's Motown label and his studio band the Funk Brothers and Stax record's Booker T and the MG's were the proponents of what came to be known as a historical style of music. "Soul Music" A trip back to when King and Smash records gave us "The Godfather of Soul" while the Columbia and Atlantic label brought us "The Queen of Soul". Now after a 28 year tenure with "The Drifters", vocalist Prentiss McNeil along with Bruce Wayne are leading this classic soul review with their unmatched energy and breath taking showmanship. A Decade of Soul is a passion driven classic soul tribute where it's difficult to stay in your seat!

With a style The Sunday Times calls "catchy but complicated; a surprisingly rare combination," Julian Velard is piano-pop tunesmith recalling Stephen Sondheim or Randy Newman at the peak of their talents. With 4 albums of original material under his belt, he's toured internationally alongside the likes of Jamie Cullum, Paul Carrack, and Amy Macdonald. His quirky, native new york, piano-man sound has found its largest audience in Holland, where he headlined Amsterdam's legendary venue, Paradiso. His comedic timing and musical stylings have made him a regular on The Howard Stern Show and NPR's Ask Me Another.

Steve Doyle has played an important role on the the New York jazz and cabaret scenes for over 25 years performing regularly at venues such as Birdland, the Carlyle, Feinstein's 54 Below, Town Hall and Joe's Pub to name a few. He also is invited to play at Jazz festivals, concerts and club engagements across the US and around the globe as both a leader and a sideman. In addition to his consummate work as a bassist, Steve also plays piano and sings beautifully; performing for private events and club engagements at venues such as the Waldorf Astoria, Plaza Hotel, and the New York Hilton. Early in 2017 Steve was the featured piano entertainer on a Crystal Cruises 6-star luxury cruise which traveled around the world. He is frequently invited to play private events at venues such as the Regency Hotel, the Top of the Rock and many local area private clubs including the Lotos Club and 3 West 51st St. Club.

Charles R Hale 'Jazz In The City: The New York Connection' with the David Raleigh Trio - The Duplex Cabaret Theatre December 21, 2017 - New York

Historian, music aficionado and New York City native, Charles R. Hale narrates this musical tribute, transporting the audience back in time though personal recollections, intriguing anecdotes and glamorous stories of the artist and musical geniuses who created the Great American Songbook and made New York City the Jazz Capitol of the World. The program features singer, pianist, David Raleigh and his trio (Tony Cafora on sax, Danny Weller on bass and Daniel Glass on drums) Directed by 7 time MAC award winner, Natalie Douglas.

Pancakes & Whiskey - Holiday Party with Bellows, Wilsen, Kiyo Cato - Elsewhere December 21, 2017 - Brooklyn

Evenings of Piano Concerti: German Composers Evening - Kaufman Music Center's Merkin Concert Hall December 21, 2017 - New York

Evenings of Piano Concerti presents a German Concerto Evening, with a program of Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Schuman. Four pianists from South Korea appear as the soloists of these concertos. ARTISTS Kazuo Kanemaki, conductor Sun Hee Joo, piano Boyeon Park, piano Sungjoon Song, piano Un Hea Song, piano PROGRAM MOZART - Piano Concerto in D Major, K 40 BEETHOVEN - Piano Concerto no. 4 in C minor, Op. 37 MENDELSSOHN - Piano Concerto in G minor, Op. 25 SCHUMANN - Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 Student and Senior discounts are available for this concert, please call 212 501 3330 or visit the box office in person for more information.

This event is 21 and over Kent Odessa is a singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist originally from Detroit, Michigan, now residing in Brooklyn, New York. Mainly influenced by 70's and 80's funk and r & b, Odessa's legendary live shows are a hypnotic blend of synchronized dancing, stadium-rock antics, and soulful balladry. A former Kitsune alum, his new EP "The Divorce Rate" comes out via Hidalgo Records on December 5th Johnny Butler is an enigmatic saxophonist, composer, producer, technologist and Grammy-Award Winning recording artist for his work with Beyonce. Over the last three months, he released an album on London's Hi4Head Records, toured nationally, premiered a film in the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, and garnered international praise in UK's The Wire, Jazzwise, and others. With the help of his full band, The Epic Fail, Butler's live shows have been a showcase of beautiful electronic music and brilliant improvisation. Groove-driven but given to richly textured sound design, rhythmically fractured but melodically sumptuous, Johnny Butler's music is a bridge between the past and the present, bringing the artist face-to-face with a creative legacy that spans decades... (read more)

As both a leader and sideman, trumpeter Glenn Makos has performed at New York area jazz clubs, including Birdland, The Blue Note, and The Knitting Factory. A co-founder of the nine-piece group, New Jazz Resolution/ NoNoNonet, Glenn served as a composer and arranger. Among his works recorded with the group, Ellingtonesque: Uptown Suite, Veronica Timpanelli of www.jazzreview.com writes that the piece, "is infused with elegance, spicy world flavor, hot sibilant percussion, and traditional style all rolled into one juicy escapade."

Now here's a truly special holiday gift: The Jazz Standard debut of the soul–stirring Spanish Harlem Orchestra, a thirteen–strong New York collective of musicians and vocalists without peer for on–stage excitement and musical precision. Now in its fifteenth year under the direction of pianist/leader Oscar Hernández, the SHO has collected two GRAMMY Awards – the first in 2002 for Across 110th Street as Best Salsa/Merengue Album, the second in 2007 for Viva La Tradición as Best Tropical Latin Album. The group's latest CD, the self–titled Spanish Harlem Orchestra, features special guests Chick Corea and Joe Lovano on its gorgeous closing track "You And The Night And The Music." "The music that the orchestra's members helped create merges ferocious Afro–Caribbean rhythms, arrangements that rev up hard–riffing horns and modern jazz harmonies, vocals that can be suavely romantic or flamboyantly improvisatory, and lyrics that encompass both the pleasures of the dance floor and the pride and aspirations of the barrio." (The New York Times)

CD "Ladies Day" M J Territo - Vocals Linda Presgrave - Piano Iris Ornig - Bass Barbara Merjan - Drums

Joe McGinty was the keyboardist for the Psychedelic Furs from 1987 until 1992. He is also the founder and music director of Loser's Lounge, an NYC tribute series that has played to sold out crowds in NYC for over 20 years. He has worked with The Ramones, Ronnie Spector, Nada Surf and many others. TV and film credits include "One More Time" with Christopher Walken, "Bored To Death" and "Last Chance Harvey" Interests include pinball, roller coasters and vinyl records.

"Un Romance Latino" This concert will be held on Thursday, December 21st 2017 at 7:00 PM at Aaron Davis Hall, Marian Anderson Theater, New York, NY 10031. This concert is the second in a series aimed to celebrate the tradition of annual concerts by the Association of Dominican Classical Artists initiated in 1980, with the participation of Dominican and other Latino soloists, with orchestral accompaniment playing classical music. In this occasion "Un Romance Latino" a celebration of famous boleros written by Latin American composers, featuring Puerto Rican soprano Melliangee Perez and Dominican tenor Edgar Pérez, accompanied by an orchestra of more than forty musicians "La Camerata Washington Heights" under the conduction of Carlos Andrés Mejía. La Camerata Washington Heights, a group of musicians formed by the faculty members of The Washington Heights Community Conservatory of Fine Arts. Its repertoire, range from traditional classical composers from Europe and Latin America, to folkloric and popular music from the Latin American heritage. The goal of the group is to bring chamber music to the community of Washington Heights serving as a model for underprivileged youngst... (read more)

Olivia Morreale is a 21-year-old R&B vocalist deeply influenced by and rooted in the jazz tradition; currently based in Los Angeles and hailing from New York, Olivia has studied genres from classical to contemporary pop. and has found her voice in the poetic aspect of songwriting. Influenced by poets and artists alike, she has combined her passions for literature, music and art to create her sound. She will be releasing her debut single, "Daytime Moon," on December 2nd, and is planning to release an EP in early 2018 following the single release. Slow Dance is a synth pop project that was formed by Alex Ryan and Jacob Chabon. Alex and Jacob are from New Jersey and Los Angeles, respectively, and the duo have a deep-rooted interest in synth-pop. When they first met, and after realizing they both had an equal passion for music, they originally weren't sure what form the music they would end up making together would take or how serious the project would be; however, after long conversations about shared ironic wistfulness for sounds and aesthetics bygone and after penning their first song together, they realized the direction that they were headed, and decided that the 80's synth-pop... (read more)

Funk Fest with Big Village Little City, Zestrove, and Brooklyn Funk Collective - Arlene's Grocery December 21, 2017 - New York

Big Village Little City is a brass-driven hip-hop funk band based out of Brooklyn, New York. Commanding a high energy fusion of funk, jazz, soul, and hip-hop, BVLC is dedicated to creating an experience of release through rhythm and movement. With a combination of hard-hitting New Orleans-style brass, virtuosic rap, and jazz-influenced vocals, BVLC's lyrics draw attention to the human condition as the sound entices the body into the euphoria of dance. A Trove of Zest: A valuable collection of strong, pleasant, and somewhat spicy flavor Brooklyn Funk Collective is a uniquely-diverse Funk band. Drawing upon various influences: Funk, Jazz-fusion, Hard-edged Rock, and rich R&B vocal harmonies, BFC blends these disparate genres into its own, signature style. Literally, something for everyone, but with rump-shaking, heavily-syncopated Funk at its core.

Bug Fixes & Performance Improvements began as a joke, between drinks number 6 and 7 (7&8? numbers unconfirmed) at a bar down the street from my apartment in Brooklyn, NY. Upon further research (Google), I could not believe there was not an album or book that bore this title so, I set out to write one. 300 songs, 2 years, and 1 near nervous breakdown later, here it lies. In 2015 I released "Songs From The Hive," a love letter to the music of The Band and Bob Dylan, a tip of the cap(wide brimmed, brown, with a feather) to my folky heroes. And then I hit the road. Iplayedfor anybody and everybody, played everywhere anyone would take me; living rooms, cafes, clubhouses, big theaters, small theaters, movie theaters, listening rooms, college cafeterias, etc. Boasting nearly 300 shows in the year and a half that followed, I ended up finding myself in some surprisingly cool circumstances-- and some uncool ones (statute of limitations does not yet allow for me to reveal details). But what I found most liberating was that being a relative unknown had it's perks-- I was beholden to nothing. No one was expecting anything of me, except my cat, and he doesn't give a shit what goes on my recor... (read more)

Thursday nights at Arlene's Grocery has been the stuff of legend over the past three years with The Lesson turning into one of New York's premiere jam sessions. Fronted by Gentei Kaijo (Japanese for "Limitation Cancellation"), the band's collective resumes include work with DJ Premier, Bilal, Joey Bada$$, Robert Glasper, Trey Songz, Lauryn Hill, Reggie Watts, Talib Kweli, Les Nubians, Lupe Fiasco, Kool & The Gang, Arturo O'Ferril, and Snarky Puppy to name a few. The Lesson sessions blend neo-soul, hip-hop, jazz, R&B, funk, and everything in between to create a unique and fully improvised event showcasing an eclectic mix of vocalists, instrumentalists, emcees, turntablist, and producers. The Lesson's mantra is simple: "Check your ego at the door, stay in the moment, feel the love coming through, and everything should take care of itself."

Michael Patrick Dominick Join Michael Patrick Dominick and his friends for an evening of swingin' holiday hits as well as other big band and Broadway classics, all while helping to make wishes come true for local children with critical illnesses. Backed by The Lionfish – a multi-faceted jazz and rock band from Fairfield Connecticut, and joined by special musical guests from New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia, Swingin' In The Season is a holiday variety show full of music and inspirational stories. All admission proceeds benefit local Make-A-Wish chapters, whose mission is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. For more information about Make-A-Wish, visit wish.org.

Located in candlelit St. George’s Chapel, the Christmas Jazz Vespers will be set to arrangements of traditional Spirituals that tell the Christmas story. All are welcome to listen and sing along. This is a free event open to the community, and refreshments follow.

Songwriting for Andrew began at an early age and continues to be his primary reason for playing music. "It's the ability to express yourself and simultaneously inspire people, offer a new perspective on an issue, and remind them of how beautiful and exciting life is." Driven by the idea of constant change and creativity, "It's amazing to me how I can listen to a song and by the end of it feel like I just woke from a life-changing dream." Engaged in music from a young age, Andrew continues to explore and challenge himself musically. As a child he learned to play the baritone and trumpet, dabbled with piano, and in his teenage years picked up the guitar and began recording demo tapes to give to his friends. He became involved in musical theater in his later high school years but turned back to songwriting and performing in college where he majored in philosophy and minored in vocal jazz. In addition to pursuing a legal career, Andrew committed himself to pursuing his music career. During his time at law school he re-taught himself piano and wrote his first solo record entitled "STATIC." While preparing to record STATIC, Andrew met Snarky Puppy's Michael League, who agreed to co... (read more)

Pat Hull is a singer-songwriter from Connecticut currently based out of Chico, CA. His music intertwines a melodic, soulful, counter-tenor vocal range with a unique finger picking style, creating a dreamy landscape with unpredictable hooks and turns. Pat's newest releases, 'Origami Sessions' and 'Marrow,' showcase his delicate yet raw ability to compose, sing, write, and perform. Prior recordings include 'Light' and 'Shed Skin,' recorded and produced in Bennington, VT with engineer, JJ Beck and vocalist, Michael Chinworth. This collaborative effort brought a vocally and lyrically charged center to Pat's songwriting, and displayed a collection of songs with a detailed and complex configuration of supporting instrumentation.

Iconic singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ronnie Spector absolutely loves Christmas, and she'll ring in the holiday season once again when her spirited multi-media show Ronnie Spector's Best Christmas Party Ever! comes to City Winery. Ronnie Spector's Best Christmas Party Ever! is a raucous, rocking, and intoxicating blend of her Christmas classics, Ronettes hits including "Be My Baby," (recently named by Billboard Magazine as the #1 Greatest Girl Group Song of All Time) "Walking In The Rain," "Baby I Love You", cult gems from her back catalog, a splash of doo–wop, and plenty of Ronnie's inimitable off–the–cuff commentary. As The New York Daily News said "Go and experience the ultimate sonic stocking stuffer!"

A bi-monthly North Pole Botany Society meeting implodes when Santa's elves receive some harrowing news; news that forces them to question their very existence. Join On the Rocks Theatre Company for a festive, yet introspective evening of song, dance, merriment and boozing in the Dixon Place Lounge. ABOUT THE ARTISTS Founded in the great North Hollywood basin, On The Rocks Theatre is comprised of long time collaborators, Christopher Ford and Dakota Rose. Previous work at Dixon Place includes FRED, The White Stag Quadrilogy and Wolfert.

For one night only, beloved star of stage and screen, Tony Danza, will make his NYCB Theatre at Westbury debut on December 21st with his hit cabaret act, Standards & Stories. Combining timeless music with wit, charm, storytelling, and a dash of soft shoe and ukulele performances, Danza is accompanied by his talented four-piece band. Danza performs a selection of his favorite standards from the Great American Songbook, as well as selections from the hit Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas (which he also starred in), while interweaving stories about his life and personal connection to the music. The New York Times raved "Tony's a live wire who tap-dances, plays the ukulele, tells stories and radiates irresistible charm… He exudes the kind of charisma that can't be taught!" Perhaps best known for his starring roles on two of television's most cherished and long-running series, Taxi and Who's The Boss, Tony Danza has also established himself as a song and dance man, and recently received rave reviews for his performance in the Broadway musical comedy, Honeymoon In Vegas, with the New York Times calling his performance "sly genius," and a "career high". Among his past successes, Tony... (read more)

AdHoc Presents Prawn Slingshot Dakota, People Like You, Queen Moo - Baby's All Right December 22, 2017 - Brooklyn

Prawn Formed in Ridgewood, NJ in the summer of 2007, Prawn has extensively toured the US, self-released two EPs and one tour demo. The band self-released their first full length You Can Just Leave It All in June 2011 with Topshelf Records releasing it on vinyl that winter. The band followed up their first full length with an EP/LP entitled Ships in the summer of 2012 — which they made their first trip to Europe and the UK in support of over a five week tour. The band has continued touring throughout 2012 and 2013. A split release with Joie De Vivre is slated for a February 11, 2014 release and a new LP will follow later in the year. Slingshot Dakota Slingshot Dakota is a two-piece indie rock band comprised of keyboards and drums. Inspired by punk and hardcore, this band is nothing short of energy. Carly Comando sings and plays keyboard through a variety of effects pedals while husband Tom Patterson drums like a madman. They do things with these instruments that most bands can't do with a standard set up: they cram the sonic space they are in. While heartfelt melodies anchor the duo's compelling sound, Slingshot has injected a bit of that ol' punk rock abandon – not to mention ... (read more)

The multi-Grammy-nominated Bebel Gilberto's latest album, Tudo, which means "everything" in English, showcases Bebel's ethereal vocals and wistful, dreamy song writing in each of the CD's 12 tracks. Bebel splits her time between Rio de Janeiro and New York City; she's exquisitely synthesized musical influences from both cities in every track. Bebel's sultry tonality is constant throughout Tudo as are the warm and playful Brazilian rhythms that include wood bongos and shakers. The gorgeous melodies are shaped by touches of electronica, and Bebel's intimate vocals hint at a fantastical Rio de Janeiro. Bebel had been tucking away musical gems over the past five years, from joyful melodies, to reflective, romantic lyrics, which appear on Tudo. In 2013 while working in Brazil on the Bebel Gilberto in Rio DVD, the rhythms began stirring inside her. Although she'd been ordered to rest in order to combat exhaustion, Bebel believed it was the right time to record; she knew the music would be strong. Despite the challenges 2013 brought, "I'm a good bon vivant," assured Bebel who always finds time for friends, attending to her rooftop garden overlooking Manhattan's skyline, or walking on the ... (read more)

Greg Caz (of the East Village's Nublu), formerly of Black Betty's Brazilian Beat Brooklyn, presents a late set of pure booty-shaking eclecticism including (but not limited to) this, that and the other.

Age Restriction: 16+ unless accompanied by an adult GA standing room & VIP options available. Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event. Cameron Giles, better known worldwide as the Grammy-nominated, multiplatinum-selling rapper Cam'ron, is the de facto leader and founding member of The Diplomats, arguably one of the most influential crews in hip-hop, that has left an indelible mark on the style, language, and swagger of both New York City and hip-hop culture.

In this edition of the Pulitzer Prize–winning holiday classic by David Lang, the emphasis is on the Passion aspect of the work: the audience is the congregation and is invited to participate in the performance, contributing interstitial hymns and songs that are familiar to all, and that bind us as a community.

Now here's a truly special holiday gift: The Jazz Standard debut of the soul–stirring Spanish Harlem Orchestra, a thirteen–strong New York collective of musicians and vocalists without peer for on–stage excitement and musical precision. Now in its fifteenth year under the direction of pianist/leader Oscar Hernández, the SHO has collected two GRAMMY Awards – the first in 2002 for Across 110th Street as Best Salsa/Merengue Album, the second in 2007 for Viva La Tradición as Best Tropical Latin Album. The group's latest CD, the self–titled Spanish Harlem Orchestra, features special guests Chick Corea and Joe Lovano on its gorgeous closing track "You And The Night And The Music." "The music that the orchestra's members helped create merges ferocious Afro–Caribbean rhythms, arrangements that rev up hard–riffing horns and modern jazz harmonies, vocals that can be suavely romantic or flamboyantly improvisatory, and lyrics that encompass both the pleasures of the dance floor and the pride and aspirations of the barrio." (The New York Times)

A Sal 'the Voice' Valentinetti Christmas - Agt's Christian Guardino, Shuli (H. Stern Show) & Joe Causie - Theater at Westbury December 22, 2017 - Westbury

A Sal "The Voice" Christmas featuring Sal Valentinetti with Special Guests AGT's Christian Guardino, Shuli from the Howard Stern Show and host Joe Causie Sal first learned the American standards at his grandmother's knee and his passion grew further when he discovered his hidden vocal talent in his teenage years. "Sal the Voice," as he is known by everyone form Brooklyn to Bayshore, can be found on most Sundays sipping cappuccino at the cafe, telling stories, making jokes and planning his next move— to bring back to American pop culture the consummate, classy, old-school entertainer with a heart of gold.

Joe McGinty was the keyboardist for the Psychedelic Furs from 1987 until 1992. He is also the founder and music director of Loser's Lounge, an NYC tribute series that has played to sold out crowds in NYC for over 20 years. He has worked with The Ramones, Ronnie Spector, Nada Surf and many others. TV and film credits include "One More Time" with Christopher Walken, "Bored To Death" and "Last Chance Harvey" Interests include pinball, roller coasters and vinyl records.

New Jerseyy based soul/folk/rock duo (Jonah Tolchin & Kevin Clifford). Influenced by The Meters, D'Angelo, Staple Singers, Stevie Wonder, Buddy Guy, John Scofield.

Sid Gold's Request Room now features Happy Hour Piano Karaoke on Fridays! Start your weekend off with a song! With Mark Piro at the keys!

The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air are seven NYC-based musicians who have come together to put on the dopest live 90s show in the city. Every Friday night at Le Poisson Rouge the Fresh Kids take the stage and perform the hits you loved when you were still rocking butterfly clips and feeding your Furby. But the band doesn't stop at Fridays on Bleecker Street, they are taking the COUNTRY by storm, playing legendary venues like The Capitol Theatre, The Paramount on Long Island, The Howard Theatre in DC, Brooklyn Bowl, Union Transfer in Philly, Baltimore Soundstage and more! Seriously, they are all that and a bag of chips!

Lpr Presents at Nublu: the Co-Op (Worldwide Live Debut) Feat. Wycliffe Gordon, Derrick Hodge, Jeremy Pelt, Kendrick Scott & Warren Wolf - (Le) Poisson Rouge December 22, 2017 - New York

Named Downbeat Magazine's Critics Choice Award Best Trombonist from 2012 – 2014, and again in 2016 (what were they thinking in 2015), Wycliffe is a man that every music fan should seek out. A highly memorable live performer, on The CO-OP LP Wycliffe penned the composition "The Theme,", and the solo multi-trombone track "Okay". About Derrick Hodge: Blue Note Recording Artist and celebrated composer and bassist, Philadelphia born Hodge is a musical chameleon equally adept at R&B, Hip-Hop, Gospel and Jazz. A deeply emotional live-performer, Hodge penned the lead-off track on The CO-OP – a tune titled "Simplicity". He also wrote the album's penultimate track "Now or Never".

The Tenors' world-renowned music is an exciting blend of classical and contemporary pop that thrills audiences of all ages. With four incredible voices (Remigio Pereira, Victor Micallef, Fraser Walters, and Clifton Murray), The Tenors create rich and soulful music with powerful anthems and beautiful melodies. Their undeniable charm and previous solo successes have made their trip to international stardom a short one. On this tour the Tenors will perform songs from their latest album entitled Under One Sky, including beautiful renditions of "Lean On Me," "Nella Fantasia" and the Queen classic "Who Want to Live Forever", as well as other popular and classic favorites. Catch them when they play Town Hall Theater in New York, NY, December 22, 2017 In five years, they have gone from performing in underpopulated church basements in remote Saskatchewan to entertaining the Queen

featuring Bruce "Big Daddy" Wayne & Special Guest Prentiss McNeil of The Drifters A musical journey taking you back in time! Back to when Berry Gordy's Motown label and his studio band the Funk Brothers and Stax record's Booker T and the MG's were the proponents of what came to be known as a historical style of music. "Soul Music" A trip back to when King and Smash records gave us "The Godfather of Soul" while the Columbia and Atlantic label brought us "The Queen of Soul". Now after a 28 year tenure with "The Drifters", vocalist Prentiss McNeil along with Bruce Wayne are leading this classic soul review with their unmatched energy and breath taking showmanship. A Decade of Soul is a passion driven classic soul tribute where it's difficult to stay in your seat!

Described by Vibe magazine as "one helluva rock'n'roller-coaster ride" and by Pop Matters as "a treasure waiting to be found," Toshi Reagon is a one-woman celebration of all that's dynamic, progressive, and uplifting in American music. Since first taking to the stage at age 17, this versatile singer-songwriter-guitarist has moved audiences of all kinds with her big-hearted, hold-nothing-back approach to rock, blues, R&B, country, folk, spirituals, and funk. The New York Times described her vocal style as ranging from "a dirty blues moan to a gospel shout to an ethereal croon." About Naked Soul Naked Soul presents performances from some of the country's top singer/songwriters without microphones or amplifiers, as if the music were, acoustically speaking, naked. The musicians in the series draw upon the universal themes inherent in Himalayan art—spirituality, peace, tolerance, wisdom, compassion—on select Friday evenings. Learn More. Musical performances at the Rubin Museum are made possible by the Carlo and Micól Schejola Foundation.

Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event

Leading an international cadre of musicians, New York based, Chennai born singer, composer and violinist Harini "Rini" Raghavan creates her own version of Indian electronica. Harini draws from her formal training in Carnatic music and work at Berklee College of Music in Electronic Production to bring together sounds and music of her birthplace in India and her home in the US. An experienced performer and recording artist, she has recorded and performed with Grammy winning composers A.R.Rahman and Bill Whelan, and headlined prestigious festivals and venues in US and India, including Boston Symphony Hall, Lincoln Center and the United Nations General Assembly. Rini has released two EP's worldwide - 'Kural' and 'Alone in the Blue' - on Spotify, Google Play, Amazon and other digital outlets to critical acclaim, including a feature in Rolling Stone India. "With her powerful, often ferocious mezzo-soprano, carnatically-influenced violin lines, Raghavan led the group through a dynamic set that blended Trans-Siberian Orchestra pomp with distantly macabre early ELO and even more towering cinematics." - New York Music Daily "Chennai-bred singer and violinist Harini S Raghavan has made ... (read more)

merican rockabilly (revival) musician. Born : March 29, 1947 in Bethesda, Maryland. Worked, among others, with Link Wray.

Joseph King & The Mad Crush, RANN, Petal Crush, Moist Ahoy - Mercury Lounge December 22, 2017 - New York

Imagine yourself on a quiet rooftop at dusk. The city is sprawled out below, tucked into the night. Summer is drifting away, and there's a feeling of sweet nostalgia lingering in the air. The sentiments abounding aren't heartbreak or loss, but salutations to fading moments you'll never get back. These are the emotions emanating from Joseph King and The Mad Crush's debut EP, I Miss Everything. I Miss Everything is the sophomore release from songwriter and frontman Joseph King. The Brooklyn-based artist is known for his unique songwriting and musical style, an amalgam of sincere, and sometimes quirky pop songs with pent-up indie rock edginess, surf rock undertones, and late 60's throwback pop sensibilities. The project is billed Joseph King and The Mad Crush, and it's a fully realized manifestation of Joseph's songwriting. I Miss Everything is a lush band effort, featuring a soundscape of moody organs and gritty 'verbed out guitars, smoky yet smooth vocals, and grooves that vary from full-on surf rock to Doors-esque hypnotic vamping. Previously, Joseph has toured and recorded with Canvas (Austin, TX), Deadbeat Darling (New York, NY), and, in 2014, issued an elegantly essential ... (read more)

Grammy award winning, session bassist, Reggie Young and his unorthodox style of bass playing has turned heads in the music industry which unleashed gigs with stars such as Lenny Kravitz, Alicia Keys, Paul Shaffer, Stevie Wonder, Will. i. am., Ruben Studdard and many more. Born in New York, Reggie began playing bass at age 12. Reggie's roots were established in a small church located in the small village of Hempstead L.I. where he quickly became nationally recognized and sought after as a session bassist. Early in his professional career Young recorded on dozens of gospel artists records which brought him international acclaim and along with it came an international fan base. In 2010, Fodera guitars of Brooklyn (arguably the world leader in custom bass guitars) approached Reggie at N.A.M.M. and told him they wanted to begin production on the first Reggie Young Signature Fodera bass. This was an unprecedented venture that Reggie accepted. Young understood only a few of the worlds elite bassists such as Anthony Jackson, Christian McBride, Victor Wooten, Matthew Garrison, Richard Bona, James Genus, Tom Kennedy and Oteil Burbridge, hold that title. And now, Reggie has joined the ranks.... (read more)

Felix Da Housecat/ Sydney Blu/ Love & Logic at Output and Bembe Presents: Kai Alce/ Carlos Mena in The Panther Room - Output December 22, 2017 - Brooklyn

American electronic artist, producer and DJ born August 27, 1971 in Chicago, Illinois. He ran the labels Radikal Fear & Thee Blak Label in conjunction with Play It Again Sam Records. These labels ended due to a conflict over artist development, and Felix started Clashbackk Recordings.

The Originals 5-Year Anniversary | Clark Kent, D-Nice, Rich Medina, Stretch Armstrong, & Tony Touch - Cielo December 22, 2017 - New York

Clark Kent. Veteran hip-hop producer. Cousin of Foxy Brown. D-Nice. Rapper who was down with BDP from 1988 to 1991. Has released 2 solo albums and is now a full time freelance photographer for many individuals and labels, including Diddy, Cassie and Bad Boy Records. Rapper who was down with BDP from 1988 to 1991. Has released 2 solo albums and is now a full time freelance photographer for many individuals and labels, including Diddy, Cassie and Bad Boy Records.

When Jon Bellion was a kid growing up on Long Island his mom ruled the car stereo. As moms in possession of the car keys do. Luckily, Mama Bellion had a taste for classic radio and young Jon grew up absorbing the sounds of Elton John, Paul Simon, Hall & Oates, and Billy Joel — engaging melody makers whose literate songwriting spoke to the concerns and uncertainties of their generation. Later on in high school, Bellion discovered his own cast of melody-minded singer-songwriters, particularly Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard, Mumford & Sons' Marcus Mumford, and Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell — thoughtful, next gen troubadours with a knack for turning complicated emotions into indelible tunes. Bellion's love for pop melody and thoughtful lyricism is palpable on the songs he has meticulously written, recorded, and self-produced for his debut album The Human Condition, due from Capitol Records later this year. The album also reflects Bellion's love for hip-hop, especially innovative artist-musician-producers like J Dilla, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, and Timbaland. When Bellion was 10, his older brother brought home a Triton keyboard. Fascinated, Bellion began making beats and tran... (read more)

Jeff Kazee 'One Piano & A Microphone' - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 Through December 22, 2017 - New York

A SAL 'THE VOICE' VALENTINETTI CHRISTMAS - AGT'S CHRISTIAN GUARDINO, SHULI (H. STERN SHOW) & JOE CAUSIE - The Theatre at Westbury Through December 22, 2017 - Westbury

A Sal "The Voice" Christmas featuring Sal Valentinetti with Special Guests AGT's Christian Guardino, Shuli from the Howard Stern Show and host Joe Causie VIP Includes Meet and Greet and Photo Opportunity 30 minutes prior to doors. Performed in the Full Round. Everyone needs a ticket regardless of Age. Interested in VIP Membership and Premium Seating for our events? For information please call 516-247-5211 Members get the best seats! Sal first learned the American standards at his grandmother's knee and his passion grew further when he discovered his hidden vocal talent in his teenage years. "Sal the Voice," as he is known by everyone form Brooklyn to Bayshore, can be found on most Sundays sipping cappuccino at the cafe, telling stories, making jokes and planning his next move— to bring back to American pop culture the consummate, classy, old-school entertainer with a heart of gold. When his grandmother passed away, her music was all Sal had to remember her by. He had previously tried out for season 14 of American Idol, where he successfully made it past the auditions but did not proceed to the live shows. On season 11 of America's Got Talent Sal wowed the judges and won Heidi ... (read more)

This one-hour holiday season Gospel Concerts will bring joy to your heart and soul. Gospel music is a powerfully uplifting experience that everyone should experience. We intend to have you toe-clapping, foot-stomping, and singing along with the soulful rhythms of Black gospel music that will fill the church on these two days.

Rhett Miller's 5th Annual Holiday Extravaganza feat. Jen Kirkman, Janeane Garofalo & Other Special Guests - City Winery December 23, 2017 - New York

Join us for 4th annual holiday celebration with great comedy and music by Rhett Miller, front man and main songwriter of the hard-charging rock 'n' roll quartet the Old 97's. Joining Rhett will be Jen Kirkman, Janeane Garofalo and more guests to be announced.

Jonathan "Jelly" Ellington is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter based in Austin, TX. His style is is rock n' roll at the core, chiming in elements of blues, funk, and soul.

Now here's a truly special holiday gift: The Jazz Standard debut of the soul–stirring Spanish Harlem Orchestra, a thirteen–strong New York collective of musicians and vocalists without peer for on–stage excitement and musical precision. Now in its fifteenth year under the direction of pianist/leader Oscar Hernández, the SHO has collected two GRAMMY Awards – the first in 2002 for Across 110th Street as Best Salsa/Merengue Album, the second in 2007 for Viva La Tradición as Best Tropical Latin Album. The group's latest CD, the self–titled Spanish Harlem Orchestra, features special guests Chick Corea and Joe Lovano on its gorgeous closing track "You And The Night And The Music." "The music that the orchestra's members helped create merges ferocious Afro–Caribbean rhythms, arrangements that rev up hard–riffing horns and modern jazz harmonies, vocals that can be suavely romantic or flamboyantly improvisatory, and lyrics that encompass both the pleasures of the dance floor and the pride and aspirations of the barrio." (The New York Times)

Jazz Standard's brunch series, "The Smokestack" continues, now on Saturdays! Offering a $35 all-inclusive ticket which includes a complete meal of Blue Smoke brunch & a cocktail. The menu celebrates the diverse culinary traditions of the American South with a range of soulful barbecue classics alongside revived family recipes and new favorites from Executive Chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois. Come and join us for a special holiday edition of The Smokestack. Featuring Jazz Standard brunch favorite Gabrielle Stravelli, this show will feature some swinging songs from The Great American Songbook along with swinging interpretations of classic holiday material. Don't miss it!

Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post Comedy) is the host and creator of the monthly storytelling series, Sideshow Goshko, which has been hailed as a Time Out New York and New York Times "Critics' Pick", and also noted as "a well-programmed night" by the New York Times.Sideshow Goshkohas been featured on TruTV'sImpractical Jokers, NPR'sSnap Judgment, and inThe New Yorker. Her cabaret show "An Old-Fashioned Piano Party with Leslie Goshko" is heralded as a Time Out New York "Critic's Pick" and she served as the musical director for NY1 anchors Pat Kiernan and Jamie Stelter's live show at 92Y, "Pat and Jamie's NY." And thanks to the support of many Internet voters, she performed with the cast of Hairspray on Broadway.

featuring Bruce "Big Daddy" Wayne & Special Guest Prentiss McNeil of The Drifters A musical journey taking you back in time! Back to when Berry Gordy's Motown label and his studio band the Funk Brothers and Stax record's Booker T and the MG's were the proponents of what came to be known as a historical style of music. "Soul Music" A trip back to when King and Smash records gave us "The Godfather of Soul" while the Columbia and Atlantic label brought us "The Queen of Soul". Now after a 28 year tenure with "The Drifters", vocalist Prentiss McNeil along with Bruce Wayne are leading this classic soul review with their unmatched energy and breath taking showmanship. A Decade of Soul is a passion driven classic soul tribute where it's difficult to stay in your seat!

JESSIE'S GIRL's primary line-up includes a team of NYC's top rock and pop vocalists: Up-and-coming superstar Jenna O'Gara, Off-Broadway's Chris Hall and renown "Sting" impersonator Mark Rinzel. They are backed by one of the tightest bands in the city comprised of 20+ year veterans of the NYC music scene: Eric Presti on guitar, Sky on keys, Drew Mortali on bass, and Michael Maenza on drums, each with dozens of credits performing with authentic 80's icons who made the music famous to begin with! In fact, BRET MICHAELS, MC HAMMER, COLIN HAY from MEN AT WORK, TIFFANY, DEBBIE GIBSON, TAYLOR DANE, MIKE SCORE from A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS, TONE LOC, ROB BASE and many more have all performed at the BACK TO THE EIGHTIES SHOW.

Space Cadets, Too Good for Tuesday, Professor K., Johnny Raincloud - Bowery Electric December 23, 2017 - New York

Space Cadets is a dynamic Los Angeles based triumvirate of disillusioned youths formed in 2012. The group is comprised of Zachary Wexelman, Dan Creed, and John Cocco, respectively. The band's musical style consists of groove-based acoustic rock with elements of blues and hip-hop. After working with Tony Perry and James Ingram on previous projects, the trio released their third EP entitled, Let The Kids Play! this summer, recorded by CJ Blair at The Canyon Hut. Space Cadets provide minimal, back-to-basics, feel good, no BS music that cannot be classified or categorized only listened to and enjoyed. ""Too Good for Tuesday"" is a multi-rock-genre rock band based in NYC. The band is returning for their second show at The Bowery Electric. Brett Segelman is a 23-year-old piano player and lead vocalist. He grew up in Randolph, NJ, but calls New York City his second home. He has been singing and playing piano for 10+ years, and plays both classic and contemporary rock, as well as many other popular hits. He also plays ukulele, harmonica, and melodica. James Andreacchi is a 22-year-old classically and jazz trained pianist who has been playing since he was a toddler. He plays a vari... (read more)

Output Grayscale | Function/ Lady Starlight/ Ken Ishii/ Jon Hester/ Blacklauren/ rrao at Output and Delano Smith Presents Detroit Lost Tapes in The Panther Room - Output December 23, 2017 - Brooklyn

Born and bred in Brooklyn, David Sumner was brought up on the diverse musical landscape of the New York underground in the 1980's. His influences ranged from the sounds of Kraftwerk, Bambaataa, Man Parrish, Baker Robie, to The Human League, New Order and Depeche Mode. Hooked on electronics, Dave took to the turntables in 1989 at the age of 16 playing early Detroit techno, acid house, house, new wave, electro, and disco. Now more than a decade later, this native son has developed into one of the most internationally respected and influential techno DJ's in the New York scene. Revered for his musical selection, Sumner draws from these earliest of influences to his current unique mix of relentless unforgiving underground techno, keeping the crowd moving on the dance floor while adding an experimental slant sure to please even the most discriminating musical tastes. His uncanny ability to rock the crowd and please the heads both as a DJ and live performer have made him a regular face headlining events and festivals across the US and in 20 countries worldwide alongside some of the world's greatest talent. In addition, he has been booked and held down residencies at all of New York City'... (read more)

NGHTMRE's rise to the top has been a dream to say the least. Some say he arrived the day Skrillex played his single "Street" on the main stage at Ultra Music Festival in 2015 — dance music's premiere event. The record would go on to be one of the biggest trap song that summer, and lead Tyler Marenyi to become the darling of Diplo's Mad Decent imprint, an international festival superstar, and a resident DJ at Las Vegas' famed Hakkasan. His 2016 collaborations with Zeds Dead, Dillon Francis, and Flux Pavilion helped catapult him all across the world, playing Tomorrowland in Belgium, Storm Festival in Shanghai, Looptopia in Taiwan, and World DJ Fest in Seoul. Tyler also embarked on the 34-city "Gud Vibrations" bus tour with best friends Derek and Scott of Slander that winter, selling out venues such as the Skyway Theatre in Minneapolis, the Rex Theater in Pittsburgh, Rams Head Live in Baltimore, and The Ogden Theatre in Denver. NGHTMRE's name continues to make waves in 2017, starting with a headline tour through Australia and New Zealand. As summer approaches, he can be found at both stateside and international installations of Lollapalooza and EDC, as well as C3 and Insomniac's... (read more)

Illusion Holiday Bash | Sleepy & Boo, Rupert Wall + Spencer Zabiela - Cielo December 23, 2017 - New York

Sleepy & Boo play electronic music of all shapes and sizes, rocking rooms big and small across New York City and beyond. They love thick drums, big basslines, hypnotic grooves and tripped-out sci-fi synthesizers, and know how to put it all together. Forget sticking to just one genre — as DJs, they are known for their diversity and their knack for picking tracks from across the musical spectrum. Whether taking the crowd on a twisted late night excursion, or pushing peak-hour mayhem, Sleepy & Boo never fail to turn a dancefloor inside out. Sleepy & Boo play electronic music of all shapes and sizes, rocking rooms big and small across New York City and beyond. They love thick drums, big basslines, hypnotic grooves and tripped-out sci-fi synthesizers, and know how to put it all together. Forget sticking to just one genre — as DJs, they are known for their diversity and their knack for picking tracks from across the musical spectrum. Whether taking the crowd on a twisted late night excursion, or pushing peak-hour mayhem, Sleepy & Boo never fail to turn a dancefloor inside out. Sleepy & Boo have worked tirelessly to bring quality, cutting-edge dance music to New York's clubbers, bo... (read more)

The Seb Isaac Band plays a lot in New York and recently won a spot on the Air + Style Los Angeles Festival Line-Up in February 2017, with over 1200 votes! The band has been picking up steam here in the tristate area and is booking shows in other major cities such as Boston and Philadelphia.

An exceptional ensemble of performers—including Ailyn Pérez, Nadine Sierra, Isabel Leonard, Luca Pisaroni, Mariusz Kwiecien, and Ildar Abdrazakov—share the stage in Mozart's comic yet profound look at human nature and one crazy day in a wealthy Spanish household. Acclaimed Mozartean maestro Harry Bicket conducts Richard Eyre's high-spirited production.

ZOSO: THE ULTIMATE LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE Zoso - The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience formed in 1995 to perform the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin live show since the real thing. For Zoso, it's much more than just being a tribute. It's about touching a golden era in music. Zoso embodies Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones in their spirit, tightlywound talent and authenticity. Each band member has been carefully selected to portray both the appearance and playing styles of their Led Zeppelin counterparts. In eighteen successful years of touring, they have perfected their art. As one of the longest tenured Zeppelin tributes, Zoso's 2400 live shows around the world, including a slot at Bonnaroo in 2003, have established them as the most traveled and successful band in the market. Zoso's live shows are not about simply playing the right notes, they are about aura and feeling, harkening back to the unique atmosphere Led Zeppelin created. It's in the way they play: Each band member's mastery of authentic vintage instruments coupled with spot­on vocals, guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards, their compelling stage persona and distinct Led Zeppelin sound, with astounding vi... (read more)

A bi-monthly North Pole Botany Society meeting implodes when Santa's elves receive some harrowing news; news that forces them to question their very existence. Join On the Rocks Theatre Company for a festive, yet introspective evening of song, dance, merriment and boozing in the Dixon Place Lounge. ABOUT THE ARTISTS Founded in the great North Hollywood basin, On The Rocks Theatre is comprised of long time collaborators, Christopher Ford and Dakota Rose. Previous work at Dixon Place includes FRED, The White Stag Quadrilogy and Wolfert.

DJ Gina Bon Jersey, DJ Jordan Stern Weekend dance party featuring all top 40 hits - today and yesteryear. 5 bars, 2 floors. One of NY's long running weekend dance parties. The party begins at 10pm and rocks til 4am. The music encompasses your favorite party and sing along rock and pop tunes, both classic and contemporary hits. Get ready to go all night long! DJ Jordan Stern & DJ Bobby B. will also be spinning to make sure your night is fantastic! DJ Gina Bon Jersey is at the helm of The Electric Feel Party each weekend at The Bowery Electric. Her notoriety is chronicled in Black Book and Spin Magazines.

A Darlene Love Christmas 'Love for the Holidays' @ B.B. King's - Blue Note Through December 23, 2017 - New York

The New York Times raved ..."Darlene Love's thunderbolt voice is as embedded in the history of rock and roll as Eric Clapton's guitar or Bob Dylan's lyrics." Through the years, Darlene Love continues to captivate audiences worldwide with her warm, gracious stage presence and superb performances. This has been a banner season for Darlene. Her new CD, released via Sony/Columbia/Wicked Cool Records has been greeted with sensational critical reaction and numerous TV presentations. Produced by fellow musician and long time friend Steven Van Zandt, it includes selections written for Darlene by Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Jimmy Webb and many others including two notable songs by Stevie himself. In the early years, Darlene's background vocals as lead singer for The Blossoms behind The Righteous Brothers, Dionne Warwick, Marvin Gaye, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley (to name but a few) set the stage for her emergence as a star in her own right. Her Billboard hits include: "He's A Rebel," "The Boy I'm Gonna Marry,""Wait `Til My Bobby Gets Home," "He's Sure the Boy I Love" and the #1 holiday classic "Christmas Baby Please Come Home," a song that she performed annually with Paul ... (read more)

With alto saxophonist Sherman Irby, pianist Isaiah J. Thompson, bassist Gerald Cannon, drummer Chris Beck, trombonist Steve Turre, and vocalist Camille Thurman An accomplished bandleader and a saxophonist with the sweetest tone, Sherman Irby is a longtime member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. His 2016 debut of A New Christmas Story left us wanting more, and we're excited to welcome this warm and swinging show back to the club. Sherman Irby: A New Christmas Story is a family-friendly program that's equally engaging for adults in search of sophisticated and uplifting holiday entertainment. Irby's top-notch band features vocalist Camille Thurman, trombonist Steve Turre, pianist Isaiah J. Thompson, bassist Gerald Cannon, and drummer Chris Beck. Stop by Dizzy's for some holiday cheer and an unbeatable view of New York's winter skyline.

The Mike Stern Band Featuring Randy Brecker, Tom Kennedy and Dennis Chambers - Iridium Through December 23, 2017 - New York

One of the most esteemed electric guitarists of his generation, Mike Stern has distinguished himself over a four-decade career that has encompassed musical partnerships with Blood, Sweat & Tears, Billy Cobham, Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius, the Brecker Brothers and Joe Henderson, as well as 16 recordings as a leader (six of which were nominated for GRAMMY® Awards).

LCD Soundsystem emerged from New York City in July 2002 with James Murphy's first recording as LCD and third release on his DFA label, "Losing My Edge." Keyboardist/vocalist Nancy Whang and drummer Pat Mahoney were enlisted as LCD Soundsystem released singles including "Yeah," "Movement," and "Daft Punk Is Playing At My House," and the band's eponymous 2005 debut LP. Sound Of Silver, the second LCD Soundsystem album, was released in 2007 and featured the singles "North American Scum," "Someone Great," and "All My Friends." In 2010, the third LCD Soundsystem album, This Is Happening, was released, featuring the singles "I Can Change," "Drunk Girls," and "Pow Pow," and debuting in the US Top 10. On April 2, 2011, LCD Soundsystem performed The Long Goodbye, a three-hour-plus farewell concert at a sold out Madison Square Garden, chronicled by both a live album of the same name and the feature film documentary Shut Up And Play The Hits. After four years of silence, LCD Soundsystem released the new song "Christmas Will Break Your Heart" on December 24, 2015. The band returned to the stage with a pair of shows in New York City on March 27 and 28 of last year, and headlined festivals and s... (read more)

Performing in the Entertainment Lounge Total Soul is New York City's most exciting party band. The band performs at weddings, corporate parties, clubs, casinos, and at public concerts spanning tri-state area and country. Total Soul plays everything from Motown, to today's pop and R&B, to the Jazz/Big Band standards of the 1940's. Total Soul performs with the flair of a well-rehearsed show band, complete with front line choreography, exciting lead singers, hot horns, and a groovin' rhythm section. Total Soul ranges in size from 8-13 pieces, and is a completely live band ("live musicians" as opposed to the computerized or karaoke-type background tracks that many bands feel the need to use). The energy that you experience from a completely "live" band is unmistakable. A female singer can always be included as part of the lineup. The band always performs in formal type suits for private events.

Piano Karaoke with Rashonda Reeves! Check out Rashonda's Song List RaShonda "Shon" Reeves is originally from Saginaw, MI. A graduate of Howard University and NYU, RaShonda moved to New York to pursue her Masters of Arts in 2006. During her studies, RaShonda interned for several major labels including Def Jam and Columbia Records before accepting a position at Afropop.org, a nonprofit organization dedicated to exposing American audiences to the pop music of Africa and the Caribbean. RaShonda later decided to return to her earlier career aspirations of working for a major label. She is currently a Copyright Analyst at Sony Music's RCA Records as well as a church accompanist for the 10am mass at Resurrection Catholic Church in Harlem. An accomplished pianist, composer and singer, she has recently performed at MOMA PS1, Joe's Pub, Below 54, The Bitter End, and BB Kings. Her musical interests range from Electronic, Experimental, Soul and Funk to Jazz and European classical music.

The Legacy Continues. Tony Touch A.K.A Tony Toca continues to be a force to be reckoned with. Tony Touch, an icon in Hip Hop and in the Urban Hispanic genre plus seasoned player in the game, is a true innovator and has revolutionized the DJ game over and over. From his legendary mix tapes, to his skills on the 1's and 2's, he has become one of Hip Hop's most recognized DJ's. This C.E.O/Artist/Producer is now currently working on his 7th commercial release titled "The Piece Maker 3…Return of the 50 MC's" and is expected to make history once again. Tony Touch began as a B-Boy during the rap music renaissance era of the early 80's. Heavily influenced by pioneers like the Rock Steady Crew, Grandmaster Flash, Red Alert, "Little" Louie Vega, and Jam Master Jay, he quickly shifted his interests towards the turntables. Toca is known for his legendary mix tapes like the original 50 MC's parts 1, 2 and 3. Included in this series are some of the hottest artists in the game such as KRS ONE, Kool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane, Wyclef, M.O.P., Big L, Mos Def and many more all coming together for one collective piece. This along with the countless other mix tapes, Tony became recognized in the streets a... (read more)

Often called "Israel's Bruce Springsteen," charismatic singer-songwriter David Broza returns for his annual folk/rock/pop/flamenco-inflected holiday(ish) concert. The all-embracing troubadour (who has shared stages with Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison and others) is also a tireless advocate for peace, and truly brings joy to the world. Unless you'll be caroling, you should be here! David Broza, vocals & guitar Special guest artists to be announced

Renowned jazz clarinetist Oran Etkin founded Timbalooloo to immerse kids and their families in the beauty and excitement of a range of musical traditions through music classes, concerts, and albums. Etkin returns to the Jewish Museum with fresh stories and songs after a fall tour to Zimbabwe and Kenya! Families will embark on an interactive musical journey through the African landscape. Sing, dance, drum, and discover how Etkin's friend Clara Net (his clarinet!) can talk musically with various traditional African instruments, creating exciting music that transcends borders.

This one-hour holiday season Gospel Concerts will bring joy to your heart and soul. Gospel music is a powerfully uplifting experience that everyone should experience. We intend to have you toe-clapping, foot-stomping, and singing along with the soulful rhythms of Black gospel music that will fill the church on these two days.

Paul Simon FOREST HILLS TICKETS SOLD OUT In a career dating back to the 1950s, Paul Simon established himself among the best and most popular songwriters of the rock era. Growing up in Queens, NY, Simon befriended schoolmate Art Garfunkel, who had an angelic tenor voice, and the two teamed up as Tom & Jerry, taking the names of the cartoon characters. In the winter of 1957-1958, they scored a chart hit with "Hey Schoolgirl"; both were 16 years old. Simon continued to try to score hits in the late '50s and early '60s, reaching the charts briefly in 1962 in the group Tico & the Triumphs with "Motorcycle" and under the name Jerry Landis in 1963 with "The Lone Teen Ranger." He and Garfunkel teamed up again as a folk duo in Greenwich Village, signed to Columbia Records, and released Wednesday Morning, 3 AM (October 1964). The album flopped initially, but Simon, who had been spending a lot of time in England, was picked up as a solo artist by CBS and recorded The Paul Simon Songbook, released only in Great Britain in the spring of 1965. In the wake of the folk-rock trend prevalent that year, producer Tom Wilson took the acoustic track "The Sound of Silence" from the Wednesday ... (read more)

Celebrated comedian, singer and cabaret star, Amber Martin, curates and hosts a weekly showcase of some of the most brilliant performers in NYC, thus the world. A TimeOutNY Pick! The Amber Zone happens each Monday, with doors at 7pm and show at 8pm, Amber Martin will present a different one-hour program starring a bevy of downtown and beyond artists (Amber's very talented friends!). Each week, a different show by a different performer. You never know who or what you'll get, but you can rest assured it will be fun, truly brilliant and most importantly, intimate. No reservations. Please note… First come first served, and the room is intimate, so it will fill up quickly. Amber Martin is a NYC – based performing artist, vocalist and funny lady with a pretty great resume in downtown performance chic. Each Monday, Amber plays producer of the show as well as her own version of Joe the Bartender! She'll be serving them up cold and classy in the front bar while you sip away and enjoy a true NYC – style show experience in the back! Please stick around after the show to mingle with the artists and their cool friends while everyone is invited to join the post-show, honest to god rock a... (read more)

Early Music New York: Burgundian Christmas - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine December 25, 2017 - New York

Artist in Residence Early Music New York present sacred and secular Renaissance holiday motets and carols for voices and instruments. Hear and see this special holiday repertoire performed for voices and instruments in the intimate and ambient St. James Chapel.

Just Blaze, Operator Emz, Joey Carvello, Natasha Diggs, Misbehaviour, $$$ Mike, Rebecca Lynn Keep real music alive, celebrate the artistry of the DJ & bring back the true vibe & soul of New York City! Mobile Mondays! is a weekly event founded by Operator Emz honoring the 45 RPM record & has quickly become New York City's premier 45's vinyl night for music lovers. Every week is presented by Operator Emz, Natasha Diggs, Joey Carvello, Just Blaze, Misbehaviour & $$$Mike, Hosted by Miss Rebecca at The Bowery Electric. MM brings NYC's vinyl rats together to celebrate everything from disco to garage, curated from the inside. For the artists and creatives who congregate, Mobile Mondays! is a chance to go back to the New York City they love best; when records were events, the DJ was on the pulpit and the dance floor was epic. The Mobile Movement incubates creative collaboration. It brings together a network of like-minded New Yorkers capitalizing on shared inspiration. Celebrating the artistry of the DJ, music lovers find their Downtown meeting house at the Bowery Electric. Mobile Nights are often thematic, with funk, soul, disco, house, rock, reggae, new wave, and salsa making th... (read more)

Since the release of his debut album Hard & Soul in 1995, and his subsequent beat-mixed dance compilations, such as, Mix This Pussy, Can Your Pussy Do The Dog?, Gag Me with a Tune, and Color Me Danny, the DJ-remixer-producer has traveled the Globe performing for audiences everywhere. Danny Tenaglia was born in Brooklyn, New York, where he stayed until his move in 1985 to Miami, Florida. Danny's first gigs in New York include the Roller Palace, on of the first roller discos in Brooklyn, Stix and Crisco Disco. In Florida, Danny was a resident DJ at Cheers. Several years later Danny made the move back to New York, where he currently lives. Aside from DJing Danny has remixed and produced over 200 songs, including those which he worked on with Madonna, Janet Jackson, Grace Jones, Kim Mazelle, Bette Middler, Cher, Pet Shop Boys, and Blondie. Danny can now be found back in New York playing some of the most popular spots in the city, including his monthly gig at Vinyl. After the Close of Vinyl, Danny continues to spin, remix and create everlasting sound that influences the crowd. Danny is currently touring the globe and with his latest release in 2008 "SPACE", will continue ... (read more)

Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch In 'A Swingin' Birdland Christmas' - Center for Jewish History Through December 25, 2017 - New York

Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch In "A Swingin' Birdland Christmas" Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch In "A Swinging Birdland Christmas" Birdland is proud to announce the eighth year of "A Swinging Birdland Christmas," starring Birdland regulars Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch. This will be a limited engagement of 4performances, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, December 22, 23, 24 and25. All shows are at 6pm. In the tradition of beloved seasonal specials, Blackhurst, Caruso and Stritch will perform swinging arrangements of "Christmas Waltz," Kay Thompson's "Holiday Season," "SleighRide," and "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm," "Snow," and "It Happened In SunValley" among other favorites. The singers will be joined by Steve Doyle on bass and Daniel Glass on drums. "A Swinging Birdland Christmas" is also available on CD, on Birdland Records KLEA BLACKHURST was recently seen starring in the Goodspeed Opera House production of Hello Dolly and the Nashville production of The Nutty Professor, directed by Jerry Lewis. She was also seen on television, featured as Shelby Cross, former prosecutor and hypercritical pundit on the IFC Channel ... (read more)

The New York Times calls Freddy Cole, "the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive." People Magazine praises his "gorgeous autumnal baritone, expressive phrasing and pitch-perfect feel for jazz standards, pop tunes and love ballads." Uncle to Natalie Cole, brother of Nat "King" Cole, pianist and vocalist Freddy Cole doesn't apologize for sounding a little bit like his iconic elder brother. While there are certain unmistakable similarities, many consider his voice to be smokier, jazzier even. Cole's annual visit is the perfect blend of jazz and great American holiday standards.

The Harlem Blues Project specializes in soulful New York blues with a twist! The band features blues masters Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack, and Barry Harrison plus a revolving cast of NYC's finest blues musicians including Bill Sims Jr., Michael Hill, Irving Louis Lattin and Solomon Hicks. Jerry was raised in Harlem and caught the music bug early in life. A fateful walk through Washington Square Park found him being introduced to the New York City Blues scene by way of the now infamous Dan Lynch Blues Bar. Jerry spent the next thirteen years learning to play Bass and sing, while also hosting the Saturday and Sunday Blues Jams. There Jerry Shared his stage with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Copeland, James Cotton and many more Blues Artists. His Bass baritone voice and thunderous bass playing have earned him a place in New York's Blues Hall of Fame. Jerry's band "The Dugger Brothers" are a staple on the New York City Blues scene. Influenced by Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Jan Akkerman, and Wes Montgomery, Junior Mack deftly displays these influences, although the foundation of his playing lies in the soulfulness of Gospel and Blues. An opportunity to play for the late Pops Staples an... (read more)

It was once written in the New York Times by jazz columnist Peter Watrous, "If Abraham Burton were to be drawn in a caricature, there would be flames coming out of his horn…" Approaching three decades as a prominent figure on the jazz scene, world-renowned saxophonist and educator Abraham Burton's passionate sound can still ignite a room filled with patrons. Abraham Burton has been showcased as a soloist on two Grammy award-winning albums and a featured musician on more than one hundred recordings. Throughout his career Abraham has performed and recorded with numerous contemporaries as well as legendary jazz artists including Rashid Ali, Kenny Barron, Walter Bishop Jr., James Carter, Michael Carvin, Santi Debriano, Rein de Graaff, Roy Hargrove, Louis Hayes, Roy Haynes, John Hicks,Terumasa Hino, Yosuke Inoue, Victor Lewis, Harold Mabern, Christian McBride, Jackie McLean, Mulgrew Miller, Lawrence "Butch" Morris, David Murray, Steve Nelson, Nicholas Payton, Alvin Queen, Larry Ridley, Wallace Roney, Jimmy Smith, Horace Tapscott, Arthur Taylor,Kenny Washington, David Williams and Jimmy Woode. Born and raised in Greenwich Village, the "mecca" of jazz, Abraham's interest in music was spar... (read more)

It's hard to catch the wind; the freedom of the highway, and the psychedelic insanity that was 1974. Ellen Kaye is tackling all three in her new run at Silvana. Two years after Watergate, two weeks after Nixon resigns and Ford takes office, America is pulling out of Vietnam, Shirley Chisolm has recently run for President. The Black Panthers, The Weather Underground, The Symbionese Liberation Army and Patty Hearst, and Angela Davis are the news as Ellen begins hitchhiking cross country - adventures good and bad, and a two year residency on Harts Island - it's a quintessential tale of some badass days and nights. Thank God Ethan Fein is on guitar. And Seth Goldman is keeping score. Blues/Folk

As one of modern music's most distinctive and searching voices, Raul Midón will need no introduction to many Jazz Standard listeners. The New Mexico native, blind since birth, has released eight albums as a leader, including the acclaimed studio productions Don't Hesitate (Mack Avenue/Artistry, 2014), Synthesis (Decca/Universal, 2009), A World Within A World (Manhattan/EMI, 2007) and State Of Mind (Manhattan/EMI, 2005); in March 2017, Mack Avenue/Artistry Music issued his latest CD, Bad Ass and Blind. The album's star–studded supporting cast includes New Zealand–born bassist Richard Hammond, a touring and recording veteran who's worked with Angelique Kidjo and Joan Osborn, among others. Today, Hammond is a key player in the band assembled for the smash Broadway musical Hamilton – as is drummer Andres Forero, a gifted multi-instrumentalist whose credits range from Dizzy Gillespie and Paquito D'Rivera to Wyclef Jean and Alicia Keys. One great guitarist/vocalist meetS two GRAMMY and TONY Award winners in a true 21st Century super–group – don't miss it! Raul Midón - guitar and vocals Richard Hammond - bass Andres Forero - drums

Joe McGinty was the keyboardist for the Psychedelic Furs from 1987 until 1992. He is also the founder and music director of Loser's Lounge, an NYC tribute series that has played to sold out crowds in NYC for over 20 years. He has worked with The Ramones, Ronnie Spector, Nada Surf and many others. TV and film credits include "One More Time" with Christopher Walken, "Bored To Death" and "Last Chance Harvey" Interests include pinball, roller coasters and vinyl records.

featuring Bruce "Big Daddy" Wayne & Special Guest Prentiss McNeil of The Drifters A musical journey taking you back in time! Back to when Berry Gordy's Motown label and his studio band the Funk Brothers and Stax record's Booker T and the MG's were the proponents of what came to be known as a historical style of music. "Soul Music" A trip back to when King and Smash records gave us "The Godfather of Soul" while the Columbia and Atlantic label brought us "The Queen of Soul". Now after a 28 year tenure with "The Drifters", vocalist Prentiss McNeil along with Bruce Wayne are leading this classic soul review with their unmatched energy and breath taking showmanship. A Decade of Soul is a passion driven classic soul tribute where it's difficult to stay in your seat!

Carlos Henriquez Octet: The Latin Side of Dizzy - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center December 26, 2017 - New York

With bassist Carlos Henriquez, pianist Robert Rodriguez, drummer Obed Calvaire, trumpeters Michael Rodriguez and Terell Stafford, tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana, trombonist Marshall Gilkes, and conga player/vocalist Anthony Almonte Carlos Henriquez is the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra's bassist and "an emerging master in the Latin jazz idiom." (DownBeat) This week at Dizzy's, he's leading an all-star octet through a lively exploration of the Latin side of Dizzy Gillespie. As heard in transformative songs like "Manteca" and "A Night in Tunisia," Gillespie integrated Cuban rhythms with the hot sounds of a modern jazz orchestra, becoming a leading pioneer in the infectious cultural fusion of Latin jazz—a tradition that Henriquez now embodies. Hailing from the Bronx, Henriquez is a rare virtuoso in both jazz and Afro-Cuban traditions, and he has performed with greats like Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, and Celia Cruz since the age of 14. Henriquez regularly headlines concerts in The Appel Room and music directs shows in Rose Theater, so these shows at Dizzy's are an exciting opportunity to experience his talent in a more intimate setting while enjoying some of Gillespie's mo... (read more)

just a happy,healthy band from Hawthorne New York. Youstains, a 19 year old singer-songwriter from Brooklyn NY making music where she sleeps.

The guy who loves music but dislikes the music business; DJ Enuff aka "Big Spanish" and "El Presidente" is the leader and co-founder of the world renowned DJ crew The Heavy Hitters. When he's not on middays for the 'New At Two,' Enuff is busy handling his duties as the Mixshow Manager for Hot97. Catch Enuff Monday – Friday on Hot 97 at 2pm alongside Megan Ryte for the New At Two breaking the hottest records. Also for all those that love the 80's and 90's era of music you can tune into him every Tuesday and Thursday on WBLS at 6pm with Earthquake and Déjà vu on Quakes House for the After Work Master Mix. And if two radio shows weren't enough you can catch him every Monday from 10pm -12am on SiriusXM's Shade45 for his new show 'DJ Enuff Presents The Heavy Hitters.' You can also stay up to date on all the latest news and music trends on Enuff's entertainment website ThatsEnuff.com

Expect the unexpected cabaret set – ranging from Cole Porter and The Sex Pistols to Grace originals – at this show where whimsy and sophistication collide and elegance mingles with naughty. Starring (and produced by) your host for the evening, burlesque artist and chanteuse Grace Gotham, this monthly show at Sid Gold's Request Room brings back the banter to burlesque a la Gypsy Rose Lee, Sophie Tucker, and Fannie Brice — with a little Lucille Ball and Grace Kelly mixed in. Always the gracious host, Grace emcees the evening accompanied by pianist Chris Johnson and treats you to two top-drawer burlesque guest stars each month. And – golly gee – it's only 10 Clams ($10) at the door for a pearl of a show! After the show, hang out with the performers, sip expertly-made cocktails, and indulge in the fabulous live piano karaoke where any and all are welcome to take a turn or two at the mic. Grace Gotham is an Upper East Sider and NYC-based burlesque performer, producer, and chanteuse who is currently featued in the new Dove beauty campaign, "My Beauty My Say." She has performed internationally and stars in her own monthly cabaret and burlesque show, "Peel Me a Glove," at Sid Gold's Re... (read more)

Danielle de Picciotto (Crime and The City Solution) and Alexander Hacke (Einsturzende Neubauten) - Bowery Electric December 27, 2017 - New York

"„Hackedepicciotto" are Alexander Hacke and Danielle de Picciotto. Both are legends of their own making: Danielle de Picciotto moved from NYC to Berlin in 1987, to become the lead singer of the band „Space Cowboys", the co-initiator of the Love Parade, a collaborator of the Ocean Club with Gudrun Gut, and Alexander's partner in crime. Alexander Hacke is founding member and bass player of Einstürzende Neubauten. The artist couple, romantically married since 2006, has creatively interacted with countless international projects for almost 2 decades now besides regularly releasing their own compositions. Their live shows are, to put it mildly, intense. Danielle specializes in unusual instruments such as the Hurdy Gurdy, the auto harp and the cemence besides playing the violin and piano; Alexander is master of the bass, guitar and drums. Together they create beautiful, existentialistic, acoustic soundscapes, which roar and vibrate simultaneously leaving their audiences shaken but overjoyed. Danielle, author of two books, writes most of their lyrics, be it the poetic spoken word moments or the momentous choirs they compose together. Alexander Hacke, an excellent throat singer and vocalis... (read more)

With a style The Sunday Times calls "catchy but complicated; a surprisingly rare combination," Julian Velard is piano-pop tunesmith recalling Stephen Sondheim or Randy Newman at the peak of their talents. With 4 albums of original material under his belt, he's toured internationally alongside the likes of Jamie Cullum, Paul Carrack, and Amy Macdonald. His quirky, native new york, piano-man sound has found its largest audience in Holland, where he headlined Amsterdam's legendary venue, Paradiso. His comedic timing and musical stylings have made him a regular on The Howard Stern Show and NPR's Ask Me Another.

A Phish at MSG Kick-Off Show with Baked Shrimp, Flux Capacitor and Bee - Arlene's Grocery December 27, 2017 - New York

Since forming in January 2017, the improvisational jam-rock trio has broken into the jam scene with style. On any given night the pace can change from a pop tune to a heavy rock song to a classical section which weaves in and out of keys and time signatures. The band thrives off each other's energy making every night a new experience, no one in the building ever knows what might happen next. Following a successful 2017, Baked Shrimp will head into the studio to record their first album due for Winter 2018. Emerging from the Pennsylvania music scene, from the outskirts of the City of Brotherly Love, is the phenom band known as Flux Capacitor. Their fiery, distinct sound has catapulted the group with lightning speed into the National Music Scene. This band of brothers consistently inspire and evoke a new and wildly addicting sound resonating with elements of rock, improvisation, and electronica. They redefine musicality with positive prophetic vocals, complex guitar work, innovative keys/synths/bass stylings, with feverish syncopated drum rhythms. Performances at every show dubbed "Encounters" are filled with improvisation, musical segues, spontaneous covers and teases, creatin... (read more)

The Weeklings, The Carnaby Street Girls: A Tribute To The Women of The British Invasion - The Cutting Room December 27, 2017 - New York

The quartet known as The Weeklings perform Beatles-inspired power pop music with infectious passion and enthusiasm. As professional musicians that have appeared and collaborated with many high profile national artists, they bring a level of precision and authenticity rarely matched in any performance of 60's rock and roll! Their latest release "Studio 2" (on the legendary JEM label) was recorded at historic Abbey Road Studios in London. The album was recorded "Live in the Studio" in the same room that virtually every Beatle recording was created. Downtown and Broadway darlings, Amber Martin and Shannon Conley as The Carnaby Street Girls: The World's One & Only Tribute to The Women of The British Invasion!!! Chics didn't just ride the wave... They started it! Don't miss this swinging evening of the greatest songs on earth from Dusty Springfield, Lulu, Petula Clark, Marianne Faithful, Sandy Shaw, Cilla Black, The Seekers and many many more! This show will get your mini skirts and go go boots moving no matter what generation you're from!

The Backscratch Sessions feat. Akie Bermiss, Rebecca Haviland, Wes Hutchinson, and Martin Rivas - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 December 27, 2017 - New York

It goes without saying that now, perhaps more than ever before, artists need to come together and agitate the waters. To do the things that artists have always done to help people make this planet a more understanding, more inclusive, more tolerant, more habitable place. From 2009-2013, on stages in Greenwich Village and the Lower East Side, The Backscratch Sessions would bring artists together, to play each other's music, surprise each other with re-interpretations of each other's songs, and in turn share ideas and inspire each other. We hope you'll join us for what is certain to be an inspiring evening.

Hailing from Bemboka, Australia, Thomas Jack is an emerging star with a sound and style like a perfect summer's day: it's warm, full of good vibes, and shamelessly appealing. His signature sound is a blend of many live instruments: saxophone, flutes, trumpets, violins, you name it; Thomas finds some unique and organic ways to incorporate the smorgasbord of sounds into his productions. Having been discovered a little less than three months ago, Jack has quickly taken the Internet by storm: he's already landed in the number-one position on The Hype Machine charts five times. His breakthrough production "Final Speech" led him a viral tear on the esteemed platform, and he has continued the successful run with follow-up tracks, like his much-talked-about remix for Of Monsters and Men's "Little Talks" and the extra smooth remix for Adrian Lux's hit "Teenage Crime" and most recently his single "Symphony" which set the internet ablaze. Thomas' music will continue to push boundaries, by both inspiring and captivating people all over the world. The future is looking bright for this young star.

Kevin is one half of the songwriting/production team known as BLAZE. They have been recording dance-oriented music for over 25 years and are considered to be pioneers in soulful house sound. As songwriter, producer, and re-mixer Kevin has worked with some of the industry's' biggest names. Most recently Kevin has release his first track in over 6 years, "Follow Your Heart" on the High Rise Label, debuting at #2 on TRAXSOURCE within the first day of its release FEB 15th 2012. The track feature's RICK GALACTIK of DJN Project and has the signature BLAZE sound we've come to know and love over the past 25 years. Kevin is back in the studio and there is no stopping him, be on the look out for new music coming soon! BLAZE, the trio started to develop demo recordings in the style of the days popular club music. With "DJ" Kevin at the controls, Josh "the piano man" on the synthesizer and the "lead vocal" styling of Chris, they turned out song after song for other artist and producers to record. Some included "This Time" by Colonel Abrams knock off Hunter Hayes, "One Man" by Chanelle and "Reachin' " by Phase II. The three ultimately signed their first record deal with the newly ... (read more)

Deep Space Brooklyn | Ron Trent/ François K in The Panther Room - Output December 27, 2017 - Brooklyn

A perennial presence in music since the early 90?s, Ron Trent pulls no punches! Considered to be one of the architects of the Chicago music scene, Ron studied and collected various types of music as a young boy, taking cues from his father who ran a record pool in the late 70's. Later, becoming a respected DJ in his early teens in the mid 80's. Ron began to work on his own productions, which lead to his first release, the highly recognized classic "Altered States" in 1990, giving him international acclaim. Through his 13 year old Prescription Records, Ron has notched up an extensive back catalogue of his own productions and introduced several key players. Prescription Records is widely regarded as one of the most influential Deep House imprints of the period.

John Zorn Presents the Stone Commissioning Series: Vicky Chow Featuring Shanir Blumenkranz and Tyshawn Sorey - National Sawdust December 27, 2017 - Brooklyn

New Music. New Jazz. Discovered by John Zorn. Listen as classical and jazz masters fuse their music together in an unforgettable evening. For one night only, the culmination of ten years of rare John Zorn works will be performed, all featuring a unique theme unexplored in contemporary music: classically written piano notation in trio with an improvised rhythm section. The artist lineup is breathtaking—Vicky Chow on piano with rhythm section Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) and 2017 MacArthur "Genius Grant" awardee Tyshawn Sorey (percussion). Don't miss masterworks sure to delight Zorn lovers and newcomers alike. "With barely a pause between pieces, the set seemed effortless and organic, even immersive. I was enthralled" Gramophone

Riverside Jazz at City Vineyard: Matt Darriau and XALAM Trio - City Vineyard December 27, 2017 - New York

Matt Darriau was named one of the most influental jazz musicians of the last fifteen years by Jazziz Magazine for bringing balkan rhythms and melodies into jazz. He joined the Klezmatics as their reedman in 1995. Besides being a leading innovator in the "Jewish Alternative Movement" (with his own „Paradox Trio") Matt Darriau has also been active as a composer and a musician in the new celtic band "Whirligig", the big band, "Orange Then Blue", his swing band "Ballin´ The Jack" and the „Recycled Waltz Orchestra" , a quintet dedicated to film music. Matt also plays in addition to alto saxophone and clarinet several ethnic flutes from the Balkan (kaval, gaida) and owns wooden flutes from all over the world. Matt Darriau was presented with both of his bands, Ballin' The Jack and Paradox Trio at the Jazzfest Berlin in november 2003. In 2004 the band adapted the music of the Marx Brothers Movies.

ARTIST INFO THE FELICE BROTHERS The Felice Brothers' new album Life in the Dark, due June 24 on Yep Roc, is classic American music. At once plainspoken and deeply literate, the band's latest features nine new songs that capture the hopes and fears, the yearning and resignation, of a rootless, restless nation at a time of change. Life in the Dark also coincides with The Felice Brothers' 10th anniversary as a band. Hailed by the AV Club for a sound at once "timeless, yet tossed-off," they've released plenty of music over the past decade, often on their own without a record label, but the new album is the fullest realization yet of the band's DIY tendencies. Self-produced by the musicians and engineered by James Felice (who also contributed accordion, keyboards and vocals), the Felice Brothers made Life in the Dark themselves in a garage on a farm in upstate New York, observed only by audience of poultry. "The recording is definitely rough around the edges and cheap," James Felice says, laughing. "It was liberating and really cool to do. It allowed us to untether ourselves from anything and just make music." Because of makeshift studio set-up, the music they made was nece... (read more)

Age Restriction: 16+ unless accompanied by an adult GA standing room & VIP options available. Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event. Hailed as "the mash-up kings" by Vibe magazine, The White Panda began when two boyhood friends discovered they had independently embarked on electronic dance music careers in college. What started as a procrastination method to avoid schoolwork soon exploded into a phenomenon when their first single topped the Internet radio charts in 2009, marking the start to an epic moment in music.

Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the museum's spiral staircase. Artists who specialize in music from the Himalayas and South Asia are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries. Musical performances at the Rubin Museum are made possible by the Carlo and Micól Schejola Foundation. About the Musician Yanik Jayaram is a percussionist and lifelong performer from Austin, Texas. He holds a bachelor's degree in music from the University of California at Berkeley with a concentration in jazz drumming. Since his graduation, Yanik has had an insatiable appetite for the music of different cultures, studying the sounds of India, Lebanon, and Africa, among others; the result has been a hybrid of influences that give rise to a unique style of playing. He is currently focused on exploring modern musical technologies from all over the world as vehicles for healing, helping, and connecting with others.

American mathcore band formed in 1997 and based in Morris Plains, New Jersey. The Dillinger Escape Plan merges new-school hardcore, progressive metal and free-jazz. The band was formed in March 1997 in North New Jersey (USA) by guitarist Benjamin Weinman, bassist Adam Doll and drummer Chris Pennie. Current Members: Greg Puciato – vocals (2001 – present) Benjamin Weinman – guitars (1997 – present) Liam Wilson – bass (1999 – present) Billy Rymer - drums, percussion (2008 - present) Former Members: Derek Brantley – guitars (1997) John Fulton – guitars (1997 – 1999) Adam Doll – bass (1997 - 1999), electronics (1999 – 2002) Jeff Wood – bass (live, 1999) Dimitri Minakakis – vocals (1997 – 2001) Brian Benoit – guitars (1999 – 2005) James Love – guitars (live, 2005 – 2006) Chris Pennie – drums, percussion (1997 – 2007) Gil Sharone – drums, percussion (2007 – 2008) Jeff Tuttle – guitars (live, 2006 – 2012)

As one of modern music's most distinctive and searching voices, Raul Midón will need no introduction to many Jazz Standard listeners. The New Mexico native, blind since birth, has released eight albums as a leader, including the acclaimed studio productions Don't Hesitate (Mack Avenue/Artistry, 2014), Synthesis (Decca/Universal, 2009), A World Within A World (Manhattan/EMI, 2007) and State Of Mind (Manhattan/EMI, 2005); in March 2017, Mack Avenue/Artistry Music issued his latest CD, Bad Ass and Blind. The album's star–studded supporting cast includes New Zealand–born bassist Richard Hammond, a touring and recording veteran who's worked with Angelique Kidjo and Joan Osborn, among others. Today, Hammond is a key player in the band assembled for the smash Broadway musical Hamilton – as is drummer Andres Forero, a gifted multi-instrumentalist whose credits range from Dizzy Gillespie and Paquito D'Rivera to Wyclef Jean and Alicia Keys. One great guitarist/vocalist meetS two GRAMMY and TONY Award winners in a true 21st Century super–group – don't miss it! Raul Midón - guitar and vocals Richard Hammond - bass Andres Forero - drums

featuring Bruce "Big Daddy" Wayne & Special Guest Prentiss McNeil of The Drifters A musical journey taking you back in time! Back to when Berry Gordy's Motown label and his studio band the Funk Brothers and Stax record's Booker T and the MG's were the proponents of what came to be known as a historical style of music. "Soul Music" A trip back to when King and Smash records gave us "The Godfather of Soul" while the Columbia and Atlantic label brought us "The Queen of Soul". Now after a 28 year tenure with "The Drifters", vocalist Prentiss McNeil along with Bruce Wayne are leading this classic soul review with their unmatched energy and breath taking showmanship. A Decade of Soul is a passion driven classic soul tribute where it's difficult to stay in your seat!

Inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and their colleagues, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band breathes life and passion into America's own great art form. Legendary record producer George Avakian describes the band in this way: "There has never been a band quite like this one. Most groups, past and present, stick to one style. Some current groups attempt to recreate early recordings in their entirety. These guys do neither. Inspired by divergent bands of the 1920s and 30s, you'll hear them swing a variety of styles in music by a wide range of composers, always true to the joy and heart of the music." Now in its 17th year of residency at Birdland, the weekly post-workday engagement is the city's best musical bargain! Tuba player David Ostwald leads a rotating lineup that features talents such as clarinetist Anat Cohen, trombonist/vocalist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Ehud Asherie, drummer Marion Felder and more!

Each Wednesday, from 2 to 3 pm, the Bill Wurtzel Trio play standards from the American Songbook. Limited seating. Info: publicprograms@folkartmuseum.org Read the Q&A with Bill Wurtzel in the New York Times.

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to present the return of Tony Award-winning actress/singer Christine Ebersole and Grammy Award-winning composer/pianist/singer Billy Stritch in "Snowfall" on Monday, December 18 at 7pm and Thursday, December 28 at 6pm. "Snowfall" will celebrate the holidays with seasonal material from the duo's past shows, plus new songs like "Tennessee Christmas" and "The Man With The Bag." In the past, fans have packed this very special Christmas concert, enjoying Ebersole and Stritch's signature tight harmonies, luxurious vocals and snappy conversation. Christine Ebersole is currently starring on Broadway in War Paint, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. She also recently starred in Blithe Spirit, and is a two-time Tony-winner for Grey Gardens and 42nd Street. She has also garnered universal critical acclaim for her interpretation of beloved classics and standards in nightclubs across the country. In addition to stage, Christine Ebersole has delighted audiences with roles in films such as "Tootsie" and "Amadeus," and her television career includes cast roles in "Royal Pains," "Saturday Night Live" an... (read more)

In 1977, The Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club in New Orleans began showcasing a traditional Crescent City brass band. It was a joining of two proud, but antiquated, traditions at the time: social and pleasure clubs dated back over a century to a time when black southerners could rarely afford life insurance, and the clubs would provide proper funeral arrangements. Brass bands, early predecessors of jazz as we know it, would often follow the funeral procession playing somber dirges, then once the family of the deceased was out of earshot, burst into jubilant dance tunes as casual onlookers danced in the streets. By the late '70s, few of either existed. The Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club decided to assemble this group as a house band, and over the course of these early gigs, the seven-member ensemble adopted the venue's name:The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Thirty-five years later, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a world famous music machine, whose name is synonymous with genre-bending romps and high-octane performances. They have revitalized the brass band in New Orleans and around the world, progressing from local parties, clubs, baseball games and festivals in their early ye... (read more)

GA standing room & VIP options available. VIP Balcony Ticket includes: Front of the line, access to the VIP balcony behind the soundboard, poster When Matisyahu first started touring to packed clubs more than eleven years ago, it was prior to the release of Live at Stubbs, the now Gold record, and prior to that record's single "King without a Crown" reaching #1 on the alternative rock radio charts. His performances were a raw expression of his spirituality at that time and were supported by musicians who played a foundation of roots reggae augmented by the energy of a rock trio. Fans latched on quickly for a variety of reasons, but in August of 2005, just months after the release of Live at Stubbs, Matisyahu found himself on stage at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival with the de facto leader of improvisational rock-n-roll; Phish's front man Trey Anastasio.

Brian currently leads his own Jazz Orchestra, as well as the BP Express, an octet/nonet, performing original compositions and arrangements in venues in and around New York City. Their premiere recording was released in January 2015 to critical acclaim, and has risen as high as #21 on the national jazz charts.

Martin Rev (Suicide). American musician and the instrumentalist, born 18 December 1947 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Juan Maclean, or John Maclean, was previously a member of Six Finger Satellite. They released five albums on the Sub Pop label making electro-punk noise-music. James Murphy of DFA was their sound engineer on tour. Future Punx. Pulling from the entire collective subconscious. Coming from a punk background. Taking a limitless approach. Future Punx are an open hearted exploration of the astral planes of punk, ever broadening an infinite palate. Post Wave // Brooklyn, NY

The eminent pianist and vocalist, Johnny O'Neal, brings his trio uptown for one special evening. With his subtle touch and virtuosity, its not a surprise that he's compared to the greatest of them all, Art Tatum. Join us as his trio offers some of the best jazz in all of New York City.

Tomoko Nagashima is a Japanese vocalist,songwriter and producer. She started her career as a vocalist for the duo Orange Pekoe in 1998. They are known as one of the most uniquely talented artists who helped popularizing Jazz and Brazilian music in the Japanese music scene. They have been awarded many prizes, such as Japan Gold Disc Award "New Artist of the Year", ADLIB Popular Disc Award "New Domestic Artist Award", JFN Listeners Award "Best Achievement Award " and more. The have released seven original albums, selling over 600,000 copies. As her stage name Nia,she recorded her 1st solo album "NIA" in Brooklyn,New York in 2012. It was released in September 2014 by KING RECORDS in Japan and Atlantic Records in the USA, all songs written in English lyrics. She moved to New York in 2016, and now is working on her 2nd album.

Thursday nights at Arlene's Grocery has been the stuff of legend over the past three years with The Lesson turning into one of New York's premiere jam sessions. Fronted by Gentei Kaijo (Japanese for "Limitation Cancellation"), the band's collective resumes include work with DJ Premier, Bilal, Joey Bada$$, Robert Glasper, Trey Songz, Lauryn Hill, Reggie Watts, Talib Kweli, Les Nubians, Lupe Fiasco, Kool & The Gang, Arturo O'Ferril, and Snarky Puppy to name a few. The Lesson sessions blend neo-soul, hip-hop, jazz, R&B, funk, and everything in between to create a unique and fully improvised event showcasing an eclectic mix of vocalists, instrumentalists, emcees, turntablist, and producers. The Lesson's mantra is simple: "Check your ego at the door, stay in the moment, feel the love coming through, and everything should take care of itself."

Eric Prydz (b. 19 July 1976) is a musician and label owner from Täby, Stockholm, Sweden. Currently based in Los Angeles, California. He began making music at age 9. He runs the labels Pryda Recordings, Pryda Friends, and Mouseville Records. Cristoph. Deep House / House / Tech House / Techno DJ and producer from Newcastle Upon Tyne, Britain.

Singer, song-juggler, and self-proclaimed "Original Gangster of Cleveland," Bushwalla represents the assorted talents of Billy Galewood. Bushwalla began performing in musical theater at the early age of nine. At 18 he was studying theater at the American Musical & Dramatic Academy in New York City, supporting himself as a street performer by incorporating such feats as juggling, magic, face-balancing, and fire-breathing. Today, Bushwalla's sound has evolved into a unique blend of acoustic hip-hop, folk, and funk with a soul deeply rooted in authenticity and optimism. A songwriter, collaborator and free-styler, Bushwalla co-wrote Jason Mraz's debut platinum album, "Waiting For My Rocket to Come," and sophomore release, "Mr. A-Z." Recently, his songs have been featured on hit television shows such as "Weeds," "Revenge," Fuel TV, E!s "The Daily 10" and "The Rachel Ray Show." Bushwalla co-wrote the title track to the breakout film "New York Minute" and, in 2012, his song "Mayhem is Beautiful" will be featured in the film "10 Year," starring Rosario Dawson and Channing Tatum. Bushwalla has produced two full-length albums and two EPs. "Ghetto Blaster," his debut release, was pro... (read more)

Chip White - Drums Patience Higgins - Sax Eli Asher - Tpt. Sam Burtis - Trombone Mike Cochrane - Piano Matthew Parrish - Bass

In a span of two decades, eleven recordings, and countless stage performances, René Marie has cemented her reputation as not only a singer but also a composer, arranger, theatrical performer and teacher. Guided and tempered by powerful life lessons and rooted in the jazz vocal tradition forged by Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and other leading ladies of the past, she borrows various elements of folk, R&B and even classical and country to create a captivating hybrid style. Her body of work is musical, but it's more than just music. It's an exploration of the human experience, and an affirmation of the power of the human spirit. This has never been more evident than on René Marie's latest album, Sound of Red – the singer's first album comprised entirely of original material, recently nominated for a GRAMMY Award in the Jazz Vocal category (her second nomination). There will be no better way to ring in the New Year than with René Marie and her trio – only at Jazz Standard! Music Charge: $35 Thursday, Friday, Saturday 12/31 @ 7:30 p.m. $135 (includes three course meal) 12/31 @ 10:30 p.m. $195 (includes three course meal and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight) *... (read more)

Joe McGinty was the keyboardist for the Psychedelic Furs from 1987 until 1992. He is also the founder and music director of Loser's Lounge, an NYC tribute series that has played to sold out crowds in NYC for over 20 years. He has worked with The Ramones, Ronnie Spector, Nada Surf and many others. TV and film credits include "One More Time" with Christopher Walken, "Bored To Death" and "Last Chance Harvey" Interests include pinball, roller coasters and vinyl records.

Singer/Musician/Author John Khoury brings his extensive song book to Sid Gold's. Influenced by the likes of Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, and his father, who sang in a local Doo Wop group, The Deans, John has been performing around the tri-state area for years. A native New Yorker, John authored and published "Go Sit on Your Own Stoop!", a collection of stories about growing up in Brooklyn in the 1970's. He has the unique ability to tell a story and connect people both on the page and on the stage. When he's not performing or writing, John can be found at his day job at AMC Networks, rooting for the Mets, and expanding on his knowledge of useless trivia.

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to present the return of Tony Award-winning actress/singer Christine Ebersole and Grammy Award-winning composer/pianist/singer Billy Stritch in "Snowfall" on Monday, December 18 at 7pm and Thursday, December 28 at 6pm. "Snowfall" will celebrate the holidays with seasonal material from the duo's past shows, plus new songs like "Tennessee Christmas" and "The Man With The Bag." In the past, fans have packed this very special Christmas concert, enjoying Ebersole and Stritch's signature tight harmonies, luxurious vocals and snappy conversation.

Sid Gold's Request Room now features Happy Hour Piano Karaoke on Fridays! Start your weekend off with a song! With Mark Piro at the keys!

Cultures around the world have developed different musical techniques for evoking powerful and transformative emotions. One of the most evolved rhythmic traditions on earth is found in the sacred drumming of Cuba. From a different perspective, the Indian system of raga explores modal melody with a depth and breadth unmatched in the West. Combined, they are Raga Cubana. Brooklyn Raga Massive, praised by the Wall Street Journal for "expanding the notion of what raga…can mean," and dubbed the "leaders of the raga renaissance" by the New Yorker, will collaborate with Afro-Cuban maestro Román Díaz, a pillar of the New York City Afro-Cuban folkloric tradition and one of the music's great innovators. The olù batá (master drummer) brings with him the outstanding vocalist Melvis Santa and a full rhythm section of batá drummers. Expect soaring Carnatic violin, bansuri, explosive percussion, and the beautiful, haunting melodies of Africa, India, and the Caribbean. Artist lineup Román Díaz (conductor, batá: iyá ) Melvis Santa (vocals) Giancarlo Luigi (shekere) Clemente la Tierra (batá: okónkolo) Melvis Santa (vocals) Rafael Monteagudo (batá: itótele) Ehren Hanson ... (read more)

Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the museum's spiral staircase. Artists who specialize in music from the Himalayas and South Asia are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries. Musical performances at the Rubin Museum are made possible by the Carlo and Micól Schejola Foundation. About the Musician Yanik Jayaram is a percussionist and lifelong performer from Austin, Texas. He holds a bachelor's degree in music from the University of California at Berkeley with a concentration in jazz drumming. Since his graduation, Yanik has had an insatiable appetite for the music of different cultures, studying the sounds of India, Lebanon, and Africa, among others; the result has been a hybrid of influences that give rise to a unique style of playing. He is currently focused on exploring modern musical technologies from all over the world as vehicles for healing, helping, and connecting with others.

This event is 18 and over Mac Ayres is a multi-instrumentalist/producer/singer from Sea Cliff , New York. At the young age of 11, he started experimenting with piano and his voice. Mac's music is a tasteful blend of neo- soul, jazz, and lo-fi hip-hop. His biggest inspirations are D'Angelo, Stevie Wonder, and Mndsgn. In May of 2017, Mac joined Pomo (HW&W) on his tour of the East Coast United States and Canada. Upcoming Releases from Mac: Drive Slow EP // Pomo x Mac Ayres Producer & artist from NJ / NYC; creator of bumps, beets, & leftovers. I live in my head and speak in vignettes. Ehiorobo is an alternative R&B/electronic vocalist and producer from New Jersey. Through combining his soulful, multi-faceted songwriting style with bouncy jazz-tinged electronic production, Ehiorobo's live show is an undeniably danceable, yet intimate roller coaster ride that's transitioned into a dynamically high-octane full band experience equipped with experimental textures and roots in jazz/soul. Having released his debut-album, 'limeade', through the internet label DESKPOP at the top of 2016, his stylings have already garnered nods from taste-curators like Vice Magazine's THUMP, The Needle... (read more)

Bazazz! a Sequined Variety Starring Rick Skye as Liza Minnelli - Don't Tell Mama December 29, 2017 - New York

Anybody who really appreciates authentic rocknroll, I mean, the classic Flash-Rock-NYC-TRASH owes it to their self to track down the WALDO'S The Sweet Things. Soul trio from Washington D.C. Francine Barker a.k.a. Francine Hurd formed the group with Dyanne Stewart and Nancy J. Johnson in the mid 60's and debuted at Mira Records, a subsidiary of los Angeles' Mirwood. They released just one single with the name The Darlettes before they named themselves The Sweet Things and signed a contract in 1965 with Columbia's Date.

In a span of two decades, eleven recordings, and countless stage performances, René Marie has cemented her reputation as not only a singer but also a composer, arranger, theatrical performer and teacher. Guided and tempered by powerful life lessons and rooted in the jazz vocal tradition forged by Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and other leading ladies of the past, she borrows various elements of folk, R&B and even classical and country to create a captivating hybrid style. Her body of work is musical, but it's more than just music. It's an exploration of the human experience, and an affirmation of the power of the human spirit. This has never been more evident than on René Marie's latest album, Sound of Red – the singer's first album comprised entirely of original material, recently nominated for a GRAMMY Award in the Jazz Vocal category (her second nomination). There will be no better way to ring in the New Year than with René Marie and her trio – only at Jazz Standard! Music Charge: $35 Thursday, Friday, Saturday 12/31 @ 7:30 p.m. $135 (includes three course meal) 12/31 @ 10:30 p.m. $195 (includes three course meal and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight) *... (read more)

An Evening of Louis Prima, Hosted by Paul Loren & Steven Salcedo - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 December 29, 2017 - New York

An NYC based 3 piece, Calm and Crisis delivers wild, dynamic live performances with an in your face attitude coupled with introspective lyrics and relatable stories. A perfect mix of punk and indie rock, this group doesn't shy away from stripping their music down to it's bare bones. Calm and Crisis never hesitates to push themselves or their audiences, embracing the spirit of what live music can be.

Prilepski Zvezdi (Prilep Stars) is the top Roma (Gypsy) band from the city of Prilep Macedonia. They showcase the traditional music of their community of Macedonian Roma. They formed approximately ten years ago and since then have had steady bookings at community festivals, including weddings and other life-cycle events, New Year's parties and other calendrical holidays. They have also performed in Albania, Greece, and other Balkan countries, all over western Europe (e.g., Austria, Belgium, Germany), and in Australia at festivals, community events and gatherings. Recent performances include the Kinisi Festival of Sound in Santorini, Greece (2016); Silvesterparty Vienna 2014; and an Australian tour with the vocalist Nedzo.

SOLOMON HICKS HAS BEEN CALLED 'LIL' B.B. KING, AND KING SOLOMON BY HIS FANS FROM NYC, NATIONALLY AND NOW INTERNATIONALLY. He is the real deal…the next best thing out of New York City. Solomon has been in the biz since age 13 as the lead guitarist and performer at the Cotton Club, with a 13-piece band. He recorded his first CD, Embryonic, at age 14 with the Cotton Club All-Star Band. In 2015, Solomon is opened for the band KISS on the KISS Kruise V from Miami to Jamaica and in 2017 he was invited to headline on the Joe Bonamassa blues cruise. He has 2 CDs and is touring Europe and performing at national festivals. He has toured in Spain Denmark Germany & Japan.

Macabre Americana is a NYC-based folk band whose music is a magnifying glass that hovers over the dark side of the American Dream. Macabre's founding members include Laura Dadap, Lacey Keane, and Blake Pfeil, featuring John Gilmartin and Willy Coon.

J.W. Farrell is a solo artist based out of New York City. Born and raised in Bucks County in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Farrell began forming bands with his friends as soon as he started learning guitar, much to the annoyance of anyone within ear shot. During his college years he joined the NYC based pop rock group La La Lush. After two records, a sold out show at the Bowery Ballroom, and a US tour culminating in an appearance at SXSW, the band took a permanent hiatus in 2015. During this time, J.W. Farrell began to develop his sound as a solo singer-songwriter. While hibernating in Alexandria, Virginia, he wrote and recorded his debut EP. Taking notes from some of his songwriting heroes, Hamilton Leithauser, Bruce Springsteen and John J. McCauley as well as the sonic influence of some of his favorite bands, The Walkmen, The Band, My Morning Jacket and The Gaslight Anthem, Farrell has created a captivating blend of americana, new wave and rock. "Alexandria EP" was released 6/10/16 at NYC's Arlene's Grocery, accompanied by a music video for the first single "Alexandria." ? In the summer of 2017, J.W. Farrell embarked on his "Little Words" Tour as a solo acoustic act, making s... (read more)

Washington DC native Owen Danoff wrote and recorded his first song - complete with drums, bass, guitar, and piano - at age fifteen. Since then he has graduated Berklee College of Music with a degree in Film Scoring, released an EP and a full-length album, and performed in multiple states and venues across the country. In the DC area alone Owen has performed at nearly every major venue including the Birchmere and the 9:30 club, been selected as a Strathmore Artist in Residence, won three Washington Area Music Awards (pop/rock vocalist 2104, pop/rock album 2014 for Twelve Stories, pop/rock instrumentalist 2014), and the first Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Awards Grand Prize. Additionally, he has been mentioned multiple times in national media outlets such as the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, and the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Elements of Owen's music have been likened to that of Paul Simon, Harry Nilsson, John Mayer, and the Wallflowers, among others – though the end result is all his own. Growing up listening to rock and roll bands such as Green Day before discovering a love of folk and singer/songwriter music, Owen's music boasts a current of energy as well as catchy m... (read more)

DJ, producer, label owner and businessman: Mark Knight has proven a rare and wonderful breed of musical heavyweight. The second highest-selling Beatport artist of all time (with no less than eight No.1's) his career has spanned more than a decade, with releases on a diverse range of labels such as Suara, 1605, Stereo and of course his own Toolroom. Despite his success, the Grammy- nominated artist has never rested on the laurels of being one of the industry's most respected and accomplished international players, and continues to push boundaries and set new standards with each year that passes. Armed with a musical library that knows no boundaries, a consistent run of hits and chart-topping ventures alike, the success of Knight's recording career is matched only by the credibility and integrity maintained throughout his discography to date. Heard through a spread of anthems ('Man With The Red Face,' 'Alright', 'Downpipe') along with producing bands such as Faithless and Underworld has sealed a diverse musical heritage for the accomplished producer. It's music for passion, not numbers, and it's what Mark Knight does best. 2015 was a landmark year for Mark Knight. His track 'Second... (read more)

"In all of contemporary music, the Ladybugs are easily one of my favorite things. The emerging genre generally known as the new hot jazz, has no shortage of artists who are talented, imaginative, attractive, and ridiculously young. But even by that standard, the Ladybugs stand out as a vocal duo that is both charming and musically substantial in equal portions." - Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal The Ladybugs' music features the dreamy, dulcet tones of voices and trombones. Their unique instrumentation of two lead singers (both doubling in percussion & ukulele), two trombone players, guitar, and bass allows for a lush sound that uplifts and attracts all audiences. The Ladybugs' repertoire includes favorites from the 1920s, '30s, and '40s, infused with country, blues, latin, and classical music. "The Ladybugs' refreshing sound and smart interpretations of early jazz tunes come as something of a revelation: light popular music from the early 1900s still has the power to enchant … The talent in this band is enormous" - The New York City Jazz Record The Ladybugs has received high praise for recent performances at Jazz At Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, the NYC Winte... (read more)

Inoki Party Presents | Mark Sherry, The Noble Six, & Thomas Datt - Cielo December 29, 2017 - New York

Mark Sherry. Tech-Trance veteran DJ, producer & remixer from Prestwick, Scotland, UK. Played an important role in the rise of Dutch Tech Trance label Detox Records as in-house DJ, producer and A&R. Launched his own digital label Outburst Records (4) in 2014. The Noble Six. Canadian/Romanian Trance Producer/DJ from Vancouver, B.C, Canada. Thomas Datt. Trance DJ & producer native Ko?obrzeg, Poland, who relocated to the USA in 1992. His studio is based in Brooklyn, NY.

Boy Band Review #THEBOYBANDREVIEW Playing your favorites from Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC New Kids On The Block, Boys II Men, Justin Timberlake and even some fun from Britney Spears and The Spice Girls!!!!

The Schooley Mountain Band is a NYC / New Jersey based blues-rock experience. Founded in 2012 by cousins Madison Gerish (vocals, acoustic guitar) and Michael Rieckert (lead guitar), the SMB delivers soulful, melodic vocals over driving and groovy jams. While The Schooley Mountain Band's material is rooted in front-woman Madison Gerish's early career as an acoustic singer/songwriter, it has since progressed into a dynamic and high energy sound, without abandoning Gerish's melodic folk origins. Improvisation meets existential story telling, making The SMB the heart and soul of the NYC jam rock scene. Escape today's trials and tribulations in the flowing and growing sonic space The Schooley Mountain Band continues to develop.

Joe McGinty was the keyboardist for the Psychedelic Furs from 1987 until 1992. He is also the founder and music director of Loser's Lounge, an NYC tribute series that has played to sold out crowds in NYC for over 20 years. He has worked with The Ramones, Ronnie Spector, Nada Surf and many others. TV and film credits include "One More Time" with Christopher Walken, "Bored To Death" and "Last Chance Harvey" Interests include pinball, roller coasters and vinyl records.

The music of The Grateful Dead transcends time, age and space. Their high energy, soul touching jams and family like environment was a core part of the counter-culture experience. Over the past 19 years Dead Sessions has grown to become one of the favorite Grateful Dead experiences in the Northeast. Playing since 1998, the collective is known for their authentic but unique renditions of Grateful Dead classics, thick with spiritual connectivity and heartfelt jams that make the most jaded Deadhead rejoice. Dead Sessions is composed of a rotating cast of musicians throughout the country, but the roots of origin are easily traced to the Green Mountain State. With an unmasked joy that pours off the stage and blurs any boundaries with their audience, the Sessions are beloved from both the casual fan to the dedicated Terrapin warrior. https://deadsessions.com

Performing in the Entertainment Lounge Peter Lawrence has been playing clarinet and saxophone since an early age. With years of experience it was apparent that Peter Lawrence had a unique musical aptitude. Peter Lawrence and his Orchestra, playing jazz and swing, have the ability to set the musical mood to fit any audience

The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air are seven NYC-based musicians who have come together to put on the dopest live 90s show in the city. Every Friday night at Le Poisson Rouge the Fresh Kids take the stage and perform the hits you loved when you were still rocking butterfly clips and feeding your Furby. But the band doesn't stop at Fridays on Bleecker Street, they are taking the COUNTRY by storm, playing legendary venues like The Capitol Theatre, The Paramount on Long Island, The Howard Theatre in DC, Brooklyn Bowl, Union Transfer in Philly, Baltimore Soundstage and more! Seriously, they are all that and a bag of chips!

Hayley Jane & The Primates - Party of Five: A Tribute to the 90's - Cutting Room December 29, 2017 - New York

Hayley Jane And The Primates will be hosting a special Phish Pre-Party called "Party Of Five - Tribute To The 90's". The band will be performing their original music while also mixing in classic hits from the 90's era.

Show Info: On Dec 29, Friday of New Year's Eve Weekend, the Freedom Party® NYC takes over the legendary Irving Plaza. From 11pm to 4am, the Freedom Party® spins all your favorite hip-hop, R&B, reggae, house, rock and pop hits from the 70s through today. Come down, bring your friends, make new ones, sing along, but definitely wear sneakers, and don't forget to SHUT UP AND DANCE!!!!!! General Admission Only This event is all ages Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event. For over 150 years, Irving Plaza has been one of New York City's premier entertainment sites. Located just minutes from Union Square, the famed red marquee has displayed the names of thousands of artists, bringing them together with fans all throughout the city. Enjoy a cold beverage from our wide selection of drinks, and kick back in our lounge area before the show. No matter what genre, Irving Plaza shows are like no other. Want to get inside information on tons of awesome shows like this one? Sign up for our newsletter to be notified about all things Irving Plaza, including presales, special offers, and ti... (read more)

featuring Bruce "Big Daddy" Wayne & Special Guest Prentiss McNeil of The Drifters A musical journey taking you back in time! Back to when Berry Gordy's Motown label and his studio band the Funk Brothers and Stax record's Booker T and the MG's were the proponents of what came to be known as a historical style of music. "Soul Music" A trip back to when King and Smash records gave us "The Godfather of Soul" while the Columbia and Atlantic label brought us "The Queen of Soul". Now after a 28 year tenure with "The Drifters", vocalist Prentiss McNeil along with Bruce Wayne are leading this classic soul review with their unmatched energy and breath taking showmanship. A Decade of Soul is a passion driven classic soul tribute where it's difficult to stay in your seat!

Cymbals Eat Guitars have indeed crafted what's easily their most sonically expansive and most rewarding album to date with their John Congleton produced fourth LP, Pretty Years on Sinderlyn Records. Their trademark cacophonic guitar rock and innate propulsion are still abundant, but they're buttressed by raucous synth and keyboard lines, and an extemporaneous saxophone performance, which enrich when they could easily clutter these songs. The band also worked more quickly and efficiently than they had in the past, facilitated by years on the road in which they've played close to a thousand shows, which rendered them a tight, fully- oiled machine in the studio. "Cymbals Eat Guitars are still making the best music of their careers" – Pitchfork "Joyous, revelatory…[Pretty Years is] the band's best album." A- review – AV CLUB "[Cymbals Eat Guitars] have made one of the best classic-rock records of the 21st century." – Spin Magazine "[Cymbals Eat Guitars] are at the peak of their powers, and every song they record is worthy of your attention." – USA Today

An exceptional ensemble of performers—including Ailyn Pérez, Nadine Sierra, Isabel Leonard, Luca Pisaroni, Mariusz Kwiecien, and Ildar Abdrazakov—share the stage in Mozart's comic yet profound look at human nature and one crazy day in a wealthy Spanish household. Acclaimed Mozartean maestro Harry Bicket conducts Richard Eyre's high-spirited production.

High-energy brassy funk since 2006, formed in NYC. Members: Josh Holcomb, Daro Behroozi, Joshua Gawel, Raphael Buyo, Charles Sams Josh Holcomb - Trombone Daro Behroozi - Tenor Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone Raphael "Brian" Buyo - Sousaphone Joshua Gawel - Trumpet Charles Sams - Drums

Ceg Presents a Phish After-Party with Marcus King Band with Special Guests - The Gramercy Theatre Through December 29, 2017 - New York

General Admission Only. Age Restriction: All Ages Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event. Young songwriter Marcus King's debut album, Soul Insight, out now via Evil Teen Records, displays his stunning command of rock, blues, psychedelia, funk, soul and improvisation — all with a distinctly Southern musical accent. It also brings the 19-year-old a step closer to his musical destiny.

WHY SEE ELF? BUDDY IS COMING TO NEW YORK CITY! Grab your winter boots because Elf The Musical is coming to Madison Square Garden Theatre this December 13, and runs through December 29! Based on the beloved film hit, Elf features songs by Tony Award nominees Matthew Skylar and Chad Beguelin. This heartwarming musical follows Buddy the Elf on his adventure to find his real family, as well as bringing much-needed Christmas spirit to the city of New York. This modern-day classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF! WHAT IS ELF ABOUT? Buddy is a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's sack of gifts and is taken back to the North Pole! Unaware that he is actually human, and not an elf like the rest of the community around him, Buddy's enormous size and poor ability to make toys cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on an adventure to New York City to find his real birth family. On arrival Buddy notices that New York doesn't share the same outlook on Christmas as he does, Santa isn't real in their eyes. His Father Walter is a book publisher and is more concerned about his job, rather than his family. It's up to Budd... (read more)

At just 22 years of age Veronica Swift is being recognized as one of the top young singers in jazz. The child of jazz vocalist Stephanie Nakasian and the late bebop pianist Hod O'Brien, Veronica has already appeared at Lincoln Center, Telluride Jazz Festival, Blues Alley, The Jazz Cruise, and Birdland, performing with Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross, Esperanza Spalding, Joe Lovano, Bob Dorough, Paquito d'Rivera, and other established jazz artists. Veronica's recent CD, "Lonely Woman," features some of the hottest young jazz players on the scene including Emmet Cohen and Benny Benack III.

Age Restriction: All Ages GA standing room & VIP options available. Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event. Pink Talking Fish is a hybrid tribute fusion act that takes the music from three of the world's most beloved bands and creates a special treat for fans of the music. Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads and Phish are all more than just bands, they are phenomenons. Although the music from each act is different, Pink Talking Fish has discovered that fusing the material together creates an amazing story. Pink Talking Fish features Eric Gould on bass, Richard James on keyboards, Zack Burwick on drums and Dave Brunyak on guitar. This is a band created by musicians who love the music of these acts. Its purpose is to heighten people's passion for this music by creating something fresh and exciting for fans.

ERIC CROW DRAVEN PRESENTS: THE RED ROOM Eric Crow Draven Presents: The Red Room 2017 Erotic Poet of the Year Eric Crow Draven presents the RED ROOM. Where sexuality and intimacy feed on your imagination. With the 10 shot Open Mic hosted by the legend Nathan P, all participants get a free shot. Featuring vocalists and guitar player the amazing Jerome Jordan who is guaranteed to sweep you off your feet. There will be a $5 raffle for a bottle champagne and Eric Crow Draven will let you spend the rest of the night in his one-man erotic show The RED ROOM. Come dressed in RED, there is no better way to spend the holidays. Doors open at 6:30 pm. 10.00 admission fee, show starts at 6:45 pm

In a span of two decades, eleven recordings, and countless stage performances, René Marie has cemented her reputation as not only a singer but also a composer, arranger, theatrical performer and teacher. Guided and tempered by powerful life lessons and rooted in the jazz vocal tradition forged by Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and other leading ladies of the past, she borrows various elements of folk, R&B and even classical and country to create a captivating hybrid style. Her body of work is musical, but it's more than just music. It's an exploration of the human experience, and an affirmation of the power of the human spirit. This has never been more evident than on René Marie's latest album, Sound of Red – the singer's first album comprised entirely of original material, recently nominated for a GRAMMY Award in the Jazz Vocal category (her second nomination). There will be no better way to ring in the New Year than with René Marie and her trio – only at Jazz Standard! Music Charge: $35 Thursday, Friday, Saturday 12/31 @ 7:30 p.m. $135 (includes three course meal) 12/31 @ 10:30 p.m. $195 (includes three course meal and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight) *... (read more)

Handsome Dick Manitoba (of The Dictators) and The Soul Punk Kings Playing Classic Dictators Songs and Debuting New Songs From A New Upcoming Album! - Bowery Electric December 30, 2017 - New York

Soraia epitomizes raw power, unrelenting energy, chaos, and freedom. ZouZou Mansour and Travis Smith are the core of this group -- their songwriting rooted in early garage rock with strong dynamics and melody -- and their live show: frenetic and intensely interactive. ZouZou has been referred to as "a true mix of Iggy Pop and Joan Jett" onstage.They have toured throughout the US, playing the dingiest corner dive bar, to the most massive amphitheaters. Their career includes venue highlights playing their hometown stadium, Wells Fargo Center as supporting act, as well as opening for national bands at The Rave in Milwaukee.

Born and raised New Yorker Jeffrey Lewis leads a double-life, as both a comic book artist and an indie-rock musician. Beginning with homemade cassettes in the late 90s, and moving on to touring the world and releasing "proper" albums since 2001, Jeffrey's now 15-year career has included sharing bills and tours with the likes of The Vaselines, The Fall, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Roky Erickson, The Mountain Goats, Daniel Johnston, Devo, Pulp and many other luminaries. In between his contemplative folk narratives and bashed-out indie-punk songs Jeffrey is known for often including a couple of his illustrated songs in each concert (what he calls "low budget videos") sometimes covering historical topics (like "The History of Communism"), biographies (like "The Life of Barack Obama") or strange flights of fancy (like "The Creeping Brain"). Appearing in the past as Jeffrey Lewis & The Jitters (featuring his brother Jack and David Beauchamp), Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard and other touring ensembles, his newest band incarnation is Jeffrey Lewis & The Jrams (pronounced "drams") featuring Mem Pahl on bass and Heather Wagner on drums. Rough Trade Records (label of The Smiths, The Strokes, ... (read more)

TIP. Bringing original, dance provoking, and well crafted jams alongside creative takes on our favorite covers. Switching instruments nearly every song, TIP brings musicality brewed amongst our various Northeast birthplaces and refined inside the beer-soaked townhouses of the college campus where we met. High Fascination, described as having a "pristine and organic" sound by E Train, is an energetic blend of rock, pop, folk, and psychedelic pop. Started in 2009 as a solo recording project, High Fascination's first four albums were recorded solely by multi-instrumentalist Andrew Weiss. The Music Court characterizes Weiss as "oozing with talent. Weiss is a band in a box." In 2012, he began writing and recording with other musicians, releasing 2 additional albums under the High Fascination umbrella. The band's music has been compared by The Music Court to "a ripe apple: crisp melodies when you sink your teeth into the music and juicy innards when you delve into its intricacies." In October 2016, High Fascination performed at The Outlaw Roadshow in New York City, a festival curated by Adam Duritz (lead singer of Counting Crows). High Fascination combines smooth lyrics, melodies, and... (read more)

First Runner-Up in the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Vocal Competition, Charenee Wade is a notable singer, composer, arranger and educator who received her degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Her accolades include Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead Program where she performed her original music at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC; being one of the talented four chosen for the Dianne Reeves Young Artist Workshop at Carnegie Hall; 1st Runner-Up in the Jazzmobile Vocal Competition; and being selected for the JAS Academy Summer Sessions, 2007-09, directed by Christian McBride. Charenee is currently a professor at the Aaron Copland School of Music, City College, and with the Jazzmobile Workshop program. She teaches various workshops and clinics and was an esteemed judge for the 2010 Jazzmobile Vocal Competition, alongside Dr. Billy Taylor and Grady Tate. Charenee performs internationally and graces the stages of the Jazz Gallery, Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy Coca Cola's, the legendary Smalls and the Zinc Bar in NYC. Her debut CD, Love Walked In was released in July 2010.

Paul Weinfield is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist whose intricate, lyrical songs have been hailed by No Depression Magazine as "unafraid of musical boundaries." He is currently working on a rock opera with his newest project, Fairytales for the Fatherless.

One of The Lower East Side's longest running parties, this monthly show features the best rock bands in NYC along with a special tribute set!

Dj Sabine's work focuses on the exposure and pleasures of African Diasporic music. Brooklyn Mecca and Oyasound are a few of her creative projects. Dj Sabine's mainstay and cultivation has been the monthly event Brooklyn Mecca which has been coined the home of "Grassroots Dance Culture". Most recently, Sabine has joined the Ocha Records label as their new Brand Marketing Director and Dj/Producer. Her Oyasound Ep is currently in the works. Dj Sabine spins Global Soul: House, Afrotech, Afrobeat, Haitian Roots and other diasporic tunes. Main influences are her spirit guides, ancestors, and warrior women. Her ear for music soothes the innate part of herself and others that honors the sounds of drums, the power of words, and the healing affect of conjuring up pure positive feeling and emotion. She has had the great opportunity to spin nationally in the US in NYC, Atlanta, St. Louis, Memphis, Chicago, Omaha, Boston, Miami, LA/Oakland, NJ, Washington DC, Dallas, Denver and internationally in Montreal and Cancun.

Chris Barron is best known as the lead singer of the band Spin Doctors. What you maybe didn't know is that long before he was that goofy guy in the hat on MTV, he was an even goofier kid with an acoustic guitar. Chris plays nifty chords on an old Gibson to masterfully crafted songs that are poignant yet wistful and funny, all the while singing in a manner that's sweet and somewhat different from what you would expect if you only knew his hits, "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong" and "Two Princes". Live, his stage patter is almost as entertaining as his singing. A powerful story teller, at once hilarious and thought provoking, Chris sets up his songs with anecdotes from a life on the road, from opening for and encountering legends like the Rolling Stones to Polar expeditions. He says, "I don't really think about what I'm going to say beforehand. I just say stuff and if it goes over well, I say more stuff like that later." A founding member of a band that's loved by millions of people the round world over, Chris' solo shows have all the lyric poetry and singing virtuosity that Spin Doctors fans appreciate along with a range of expression and songwriting that will delight and surprise.

JAZZ IS PHSH is an instrumental tribute to Phish inspired by the popular tribute to The Grateful Dead, "Jazz is Dead". JAZZ IS PHSH is a collective of prominent musicians from the Jazz and Jam scenes that have come together in their appreciation of Phish music to reimagine Phish in an instrumental, jazz fusion setting! The arrangements and performances of the band are built around their upcoming album which will feature many amazing musicians including Dennis Chambers (Santana, Miles Davis, Parliament Funkadelic), Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band, The Flecktones), Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy), Michael Ray (Sun Ra, Giant Country Horns, Cosmic Crewe), Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Trey Anastasio Band), Grant Green Jr. (Groove Masters), Anthony Wellington (Victor Wooten Band), & many more! Founded in 2015 by The Chase Brothers, Adam Chase and Matthew Chase, JAZZ IS PHSH has quickly become a world renown tribute to Phish, attracting some of the most influential musicians in the jazz and jam scenes to take part in this collective approach to paying tribute to one of the most important and influential bands in Rock and Roll history. With the music of Ph... (read more)

A Family Affair "A Family Affair" features Adam Chase (James Brown Dance Party) Matthew Chase (Jazz Is Phsh) Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band) Jeff Cressman (Santana, Sheila E., Stevie Wonder) Sandy Cressman (Homenagem Brasileira, Orquesta Candela) Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy) Maurice "Mobetta" Brown (Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Roots) Felix Pastorius (The Mu'tet) Jamar Woods (The Fritz) Sly and the Family Stone was an American band from San Francisco. Active from 1966 to 1983, the band was pivotal in the development of funk, soul, rock, and psychedelic music.

The gravitational pull of Diarrhea Planet is strong; once you get caught in the orbit of its stadium-sized riffs and blistering solos, it's hard to escape. The Nashville six-piece has been melting faces since its debut 7" Aloha first started making waves outside the leafy campus of Belmont University, where its members first met. What started as a dorm room dick joke between two friends bored by the music-business ladder-climbing of their classmates has grown into one of the biggest—and loudest—rock acts to come out of Nashville since their big bros and labelmates in JEFF The Brotherhood. As they toured the country behind their critically acclaimed 2013 LP I'm Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams, the likes of Billboard, Rolling Stone, SPIN, and even BuzzFeed have taken notice. Ignore them at your own peril. On their latest LP for Infinity Cat Recordings, Turn to Gold, the Planet boys worked with Vance Powell, the Grammy-winning engineer and Jack White confidant. Powell used his expertise in recording live sound to capture some of the energy of the Diarrhea Planet live experience—they tracked the main guitar and drum tracks live, in the same room, for a record that's both massive and... (read more)

a middle aged rising star committed to rock the asylum in his fairy kingdom, atop Mt. Himalaychiaminjaro, where all styles of music meld with astral weld

Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post Comedy) is the host and creator of the monthly storytelling series, Sideshow Goshko, which has been hailed as a Time Out New York and New York Times "Critics' Pick", and also noted as "a well-programmed night" by the New York Times.Sideshow Goshkohas been featured on TruTV'sImpractical Jokers, NPR'sSnap Judgment, and inThe New Yorker. Her cabaret show "An Old-Fashioned Piano Party with Leslie Goshko" is heralded as a Time Out New York "Critic's Pick" and she served as the musical director for NY1 anchors Pat Kiernan and Jamie Stelter's live show at 92Y, "Pat and Jamie's NY." And thanks to the support of many Internet voters, she performed with the cast of Hairspray on Broadway.

Flosstradamus (AKA Curt Cameruci) is an American DJ and producer. Currently based in Brooklyn, Flosstradamus came to prominence in Chicago while collaborating with acts such as Major Lazer, Matt & Kim, A-Trak, and Baauer. In the last few years they've collaborated with the likes of G.T.A, Lil' Jon, Waka Flocka Flame, Post Malone and Travis Porter. Career highlights over the past decade include iconic tracks like Major Lazer's "Original Don" (Flosstradamus Remix), "CROWD CNTRL," "Mosh Pit," "TTU (Too Turnt Up)," "Soundclash," and "Prison Riot." In addition to their musical endeavors, Flosstradamus has become synonymous with a Hi-Def lifestyle ultimately resulting in a lifestyle brand that's extended to apparel, their own annual HDYFEST event, and record label Hi Def Youth. Flosstradamus's devout group of fans known as the HDYNATION has developed into one of the most dedicated and recognizable communities in dance music. In March 2017, Flosstradamus released their latest single "Back Again" with Mayhem and Waka Flocka Flame.

featuring Bruce "Big Daddy" Wayne & Special Guest Prentiss McNeil of The Drifters A musical journey taking you back in time! Back to when Berry Gordy's Motown label and his studio band the Funk Brothers and Stax record's Booker T and the MG's were the proponents of what came to be known as a historical style of music. "Soul Music" A trip back to when King and Smash records gave us "The Godfather of Soul" while the Columbia and Atlantic label brought us "The Queen of Soul". Now after a 28 year tenure with "The Drifters", vocalist Prentiss McNeil along with Bruce Wayne are leading this classic soul review with their unmatched energy and breath taking showmanship. A Decade of Soul is a passion driven classic soul tribute where it's difficult to stay in your seat!

Preferred Access Ticket Includes Front of the Line Access, a Guaranteed Seat, and a Show Poster VIP Meet & Greet Ticket Includes: -1 General Admission ticket - Priority Early Entry Into Venue -1 Meet and Greet with Sammy (includes one photo on your personal camera or phone) -1 Exclusive Tour Poster & VIP Laminate Boston's Sammy Adams caused quite a stir in 2010 when his debut album topped the online hip-hop charts the week of its release. Samuel Adams Wisner was a senior at Trinity College in Hartford when he decided to inject some attitude into Asher Roth's hit "I Love College." With the results posted online under the name Sam Adams, his answer song, "I Hate College," made the rapper an Internet star in 2009.

Brooklyn's original alternative rock legends return to the stage. TMBG's dedication to keeping every show special is a big part of their longevity. Every show is a high-volume celebration of the band's creative output from their 35-year career. With continuous surprises and rare tracks always coming into the rotation, They Might Be Giants' live show is not to be missed.

Weekend dance party featuring all top 40 hits - today and yesteryear. 5 bars, 2 floors. One of NY's long running weekend dance parties. The party begins at 10pm and rocks til 4am. The music encompasses your favorite party and sing along rock and pop tunes, both classic and contemporary hits. Get ready to go all night long! DJ Gina Bon Jersey is at the head of The Electric Feel Party each weekend at The Bowery Electric. Her notoriety is chronicled in Black Book and Spin Magazines. DJ Jordan Stern & DJ Bobby B. will also be spinning to make sure your night is fantastic!

New Year's Eve W/ Chris Botti: 13th Annual Holiday Residency - Blue Note December 31, 2017 - New York

Doors Open at 5pm, Show begins at 7pm Show price includes champagne toast, hats & noisemakers. An a la carte menu will be available. Gratuity not included. Seating at the tables is first come first seated, seating at the bar is limited and not guaranteed. Pre-purchased tickets only. Absolutely no refunds! Blue Note Jazz Club is proud to present world renowned trumpeter Chris Botti's highly anticipated 13th Annual Holiday Residency, a four week engagement from mid-December through early January (including Christmas and New Year's Eve). Botti, described by The Wall Street Journal as "a December institution in the Big Apple at the Blue Note," has called the club his home every December since 2005. Over the years the residency has featured special impromptu musical guests, such as Sting and John Mayer (2011). Celebrities from all walks of the entertainment business have attended Botti's Blue Note performances, ranging from Mary J Blige to Paul Haggis. "Coming to the Blue Note for as many years as I've been is like coming home," says Botti. "The best city, the best club, the greatest people."Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD "When... (read more)

Ceg & l4lm Pres. New Year's Eve W/ Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles - Irving Plaza December 31, 2017 - New york

This event is All Ages GA Standing and Seating available. Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event. Cory Henry is a multi-instrumentalist and producer with a catalog worthy of a man twice his age. His primary instrument is the organ, and he began playing at the age of two. At the age of six he competed at the Apollo Theater and made it to the finalist round. In 2010 he co-produced Jay White's Larger than Life. Later that year he released his first album Christmas With You, which featured his lively renditions of Christmas classics and prominently showcased his skill as an improvisor. Kim Burrell's Grammy nominated and Stellar Award winning Love album released in 2011 boasted several tracks that were written and produced by Henry. That year he wrote for and produced much of Krishnar Lewis' One Lover's Trilogy album and released his first, "Leave you alone".

Ceg & l4lm Pres. a Nye Phish After-Party W/ the New Mastersounds - Irving Plaza December 31, 2017 - New york

This event is all ages. GA standing room & VIP options available. Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event. In the late 1990's, guitarist and producer Eddie Roberts was running a club night in Leeds called "The Cooker." When The Cooker moved into a new venue with a second floor in 1999, there was space and the opportunity to put a live band together to complement the DJ sets. Simon Allen and Eddie had played together in 1997 as The Mastersounds, though with a different bassist and no organ. Through friends and the intimate nature of the Leeds music scene, Pete Shand and Bob Birch were added on bass and Hammond respectively, and The New Mastersounds were born.

Sir David McVicar's ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for two extraordinary sopranos sharing the title role of the jealous prima donna: Sonya Yoncheva (pictured above in La Traviata) and Anna Netrebko. Vittorio Grigolo and Marcelo Álvarez alternate in the role of Tosca's revolutionary artist lover Cavaradossi, with Sir Bryn Terfel, Michael Volle, and Željko Lu?i? as the depraved police chief Scarpia. Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts.

Brazil - New York Samba & Jazz Connection Fabiana Masili - Vocals Julian Shore - Piano Paul Bollenback -Guitar Nilson Matta - Bass Vincent Cherico - Drums Cover $145 - $40 Food/Beverage Minimum Party Favors & Champagne Toast

In a span of two decades, eleven recordings, and countless stage performances, René Marie has cemented her reputation as not only a singer but also a composer, arranger, theatrical performer and teacher. Guided and tempered by powerful life lessons and rooted in the jazz vocal tradition forged by Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and other leading ladies of the past, she borrows various elements of folk, R&B and even classical and country to create a captivating hybrid style. Her body of work is musical, but it's more than just music. It's an exploration of the human experience, and an affirmation of the power of the human spirit. This has never been more evident than on René Marie's latest album, Sound of Red – the singer's first album comprised entirely of original material, recently nominated for a GRAMMY Award in the Jazz Vocal category (her second nomination). There will be no better way to ring in the New Year than with René Marie and her trio – only at Jazz Standard! Music Charge: $35 Thursday, Friday, Saturday 12/31 @ 7:30 p.m. $135 (includes three course meal) 12/31 @ 10:30 p.m. $195 (includes three course meal and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight) *... (read more)

Holly Bowling is a classically trained pianist who began playing piano at the age of five. There's one major distinction, however, that separates her from other similarly studied musicians. That is Holly's devotion to the legendary rock band Phish. Having attended over 300 shows by the Burlington-based quartet, she became obsessed by their famous rendition of "Tweezer" from Lake Tahoe on July 31, 2013. It led Holly to transcribe this 37-minute improvisational masterpiece note-for-note and arrange it for solo piano. The process, both painstaking and fulfilling, inspired her to transform other Phish songs and well-known live jams into solo piano interpretations. Holly's breathtaking renditions of Phish classics like "It's Ice," "The Squirming Coil" and "Harry Hood" serve not only as a tribute to the modern day kings of jam, but stand on their own as fully developed classical pieces. The past year has seen Holly expand her repertoire into the realm of the Grateful Dead, including an "Eyes of the World" based on the band's spectacular exploratory June 18, 1974 performance at Freedom Hall. Using classical piano technique to reinterpret these jamband luminaries, Holly's live performances... (read more)

It's an exciting time to be LOCASH these days. That might very well be one of the biggest understatements in Nashville these days. Already in their career, the duo of Preston Brust and Chris Lucas have enjoyed hit singles, sold-out concert appearances here and abroad, and have tasted the top of the chart as two of Nashville's quickest-rising songwriters. But, to quote the old saying....You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet.

If you're not an avid follower of dance music but are tuned into popular culture at all you've likely experienced music touched by the hands of John Digweed. Originally hailing from England but having clearly arrived on the global scene well over a decade ago John has long since cemented his name in the pages of dance music history. His list of achievements is groundbreaking to say the least. Highlights of which would be the first proper dj mix compilation ("The Mix Collection", done with Sasha), being the first British dj to hold a residency at what was then the world's most well known club in NYC (Twilo, also with Sasha) as well as having remixed music by William Orbit, Underworld, Quincy Jones, Mr Fogg and New Order. John Digweed is a DJ's DJ. The beauty of what he does lies in just how different he really is from his contemporaries. From his early beginnings in Hastings, England at the age of 15 in the blossoming scene of acid house to the apex of the international dj'ing world he has created and maintained a level of integrity that is the benchmark for both dj's and producers globally. In fact, he has reached the very top of his profession, being voted #1 in a voter's poll.... (read more)

A dictionary entry for the word "influential" might easily place a picture of Television and stop there. The band has a devout following worldwide and has had a major effect on British post-punk rock as well as American indie rock. Starting in New York's East Village in 1973, the band, consisting of Tom Verlaine, Richard Hell, Billy Ficca and Richard Lloyd, were at the center of the scene soon to be labeled punk. The band crystalized with the departure of Hell in 1975 and the addition of Fred Smith on Bass. Television's debut album released in February 1977 Marquee Moon was hailed by critics as one of the most striking and original recording debuts in years. The scissory, cascading guitar lines, the jabbing vocals, and the "psychotic calypso" drumming demonstrated that there was nothing punky or muddled about Television — it has the silvery clarity of a poised knife — and the writers gushed: "One of the most deliriously exciting debut albums I've ever heard" — Newsday "An obvious, unashamed classic" — Sounds "They loom, as the Stravinskys of rock" — N.Y. Daily News "The most powerful and passionate rock to come out of anywhere…" — Village Voice "As of this moment,... (read more)

The gravitational pull of Diarrhea Planet is strong; once you get caught in the orbit of its stadium-sized riffs and blistering solos, it's hard to escape. The Nashville six-piece has been melting faces since its debut 7" Aloha first started making waves outside the leafy campus of Belmont University, where its members first met. What started as a dorm room dick joke between two friends bored by the music-business ladder-climbing of their classmates has grown into one of the biggest—and loudest—rock acts to come out of Nashville since their big bros and labelmates in JEFF The Brotherhood. As they toured the country behind their critically acclaimed 2013 LP I'm Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams, the likes of Billboard, Rolling Stone, SPIN, and even BuzzFeed have taken notice. Ignore them at your own peril. On their latest LP for Infinity Cat Recordings, Turn to Gold, the Planet boys worked with Vance Powell, the Grammy-winning engineer and Jack White confidant. Powell used his expertise in recording live sound to capture some of the energy of the Diarrhea Planet live experience—they tracked the main guitar and drum tracks live, in the same room, for a record that's both massive and... (read more)

Undoubtedly the most highly regarded and beloved works in the canon, Puccini's tragic tale of revenge and murder is renewed by the Met this season with this brand new production from Sir David McVicar. Sharing the role of the sought after Prima donna will be Kristine Opolais and Anna Netrebko. Sit back and be transported back Rome on the edge of invasion in this marvelous melodrama. As perfect for first timers as it is for seasoned audiences. Under the cloud of rebellion on all sides, Rome is in the middle of a tumultuous change as the Royalist regime is winning over the Republic. Whilst the merciless Baron Scarpia is rounding up rebels and jailing them, Tosca rehearses in a church before meeting her fugitive lover Cavaradossi. When the embittered Baron catches up with him he falls for Tosca, much to her anger, and tortures her lover in front of him. If she yields to him, she is promised his life under the guise of a false execution. But Scarpia's meanness knows no bounds and before the day is out, all life will be extinguished.

New Year's Eve Concert For Peace - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine December 31, 2017 - New York

Founded by Leonard Bernstein in 1984, the annual New Year's Eve Convert for Peace is a signature Cathedral event, gathering old friends and new for more than a quarter of a century. This year we begin with Haydn's glorious Te Deum and continue with the U.S. premiere of See the Wretched Strangers by composer Lucas Wiegerink. A series of songs about our shared Earth continues the theme of neighborly compassion and the renewal of hope for the coming year. Wrapping up this year's performance, we celebrate the concert's founder by performing chorales from Leonard Bernstein's own Mass. A limited number of general admission seats are free and open to the public, on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticketed seating is also available, starting at $40. For more information on the full Great Music in a Great Space program, visit the Music pages. Soloists Jamet Pittman, Soprano Arthur Fiacco, Cello Program Joseph Haydn Te Deum Lucas Wiegerink See the Wretched Strangers (U.S. premiere) Rupert Lang Earth Teach Me Frank Ticheli Earth Song Leonard Bernstein Chorales from Mass

Ceg & Nolafunk Pres. Nye W/ James Brown Dance Party - The Gramercy Theatre December 31, 2017 - New York

The Funkiest All-Star Tribute In Show Business Feat. Multiple Members of The James Brown Band, The Roots, Kool & the Gang and more Plus special guests The Fritz The James Brown Dance Party is a rotating All-Star cast of musicians that keeps the amazing music of James Brown alive and well by combining the old school players that shared the stage with James Brown with more contemporary musicians. Led by The Chase Brothers, The James Brown Dance Party has included members of The James Brown Band, Bootsy Collins Band, The JB's, Snarky Puppy, Vulfpeck, Trombone Shorty, Trey Anastasio Band, Turkuaz, Galactic, Lettuce, SNL Band, Victor Wooten Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Sly And The Family Stone, Meghan Trainer Band, Jazz Is PHSH, and more!

New Year's Eve with Paquito D'Rivera and Carlos Henriquez - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center December 31, 2017 - New York

14-time Grammy Award winner Paquito D'Rivera returns to the intimate setting of Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola for a rollicking New Year's Eve performance. Not only is he one of the world's foremost saxophone and clarinet virtuosos, D'Rivera is also a composer whose contributions to classical music and Latin jazz have earned him both a Carnegie Hall Lifetime Achievement Award and the status of NEA Jazz Master. D'Rivera regularly sells out top concert halls in New York City (he'll be headlining in Rose Theater in March), but he also knows how to channel his magic into a club setting, working crowds into a frenzy with deceptive ease. Co-headlining the festivities is Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra bassist Carlos Henriquez, "an emerging master in the Latin jazz idiom." (DownBeat) Hailing from the Bronx, Henriquez is at home in both jazz and Afro-Cuban traditions, and he has performed with greats like Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, and Celia Cruz since the age of 14. He, too, regularly headlines concerts in our larger venues, and he's put together a truly extraordinary band for this gig. Join them at Dizzy's to ring in the new year with good vibes, great food, and some of the world's best music... (read more)

Good music is felt not heard. Gramatik apparently understood that at an age of 3 according to his mother as she used to catch him glued to the radio in his older sister's room whenever there was an old funk or rhythm & blues joint on, tapping his leg on the floor along with the beat. Damn, talking about a sign on what will your child do when he grows up! Parents got him taking piano lessons in the elementary music school when he was in 2nd grade, but he dropped out 2 years later because he wasn't feeling that whole classical music thing as that was the only genre they were teaching. He later got some private piano lessons, learning the stuff he wanted to learn to play like Beatles and Rhythm & Blues in general. He and a few of his 4th grade classmates formed a band and became the youngest band in the history of his elementary school, playing school events on the regular. When he got to 7th grade he discovered Hip-Hop and felt totally overtaken and compelled by it's elements, especially by the power of the rhythmically accented poetry(RAP). He soon left the band, started writing and became an MC. His friends were amazed by his flow and delivery since there were no hip-hop artists... (read more)

Brooklyn's original alternative rock legends return to the stage. TMBG's dedication to keeping every show special is a big part of their longevity. Every show is a high-volume celebration of the band's creative output from their 35-year career. With continuous surprises and rare tracks always coming into the rotation, They Might Be Giants' live show is not to be missed.

www.FutureOldSchool.Com Future Old School is an all-rap dance party that takes place on the last Saturday of every month at Friends and Lovers in Crown Heights. Started by Brooklyn-based DJs Dash Speaks, NSR, Friends w Benefits, and Will Buck as a forum to play the old-school rap music on which they grew up for themselves and their friends, FOS has since become one of the best monthly parties in New York City. It's a fresh take on an old-school party - grounded in the music that pulls at the heart-strings of millennial hip hop heads at a venue that captures the energy of a quickly vanishing New York. In the past few months alone, guests have included Pete Rock, Maseo, J. Period, Pharoahe Monch, DMC Champion DJ Esquire, Statik Selektah and Grand Wizard Theodore. 10PM//$5//21+

Join us December 30 & 31 when Grammy Award winner Macy Gray takes over the Iridium to celebrate the new year. The annual new years eve show includes tickets to watch the ball drop in Times Square.

For more than two decades, Lettuce have brought a new vitality to classic funk, matching their smooth and soulful grooves with a hip-hop-inspired urgency and mastery of beat. Now, on their fourth studio album Crush, drummer Adam Deitch, guitarists Adam Smirnoff and Eric Krasno, bassist Erick "Jesus" Coomes, keyboardist Neal Evans, saxophonist Ryan Zoidis, and trumpet player Eric Bloom deepen that sound by channeling the sonic freedom and infectious energy of their incendiary live show. Produced by Lettuce and Co- Produced, recorded/mixed by Joel Hamilton at Brooklyn's Studio G, Crush first came to life on the road, with the band developing new material and testing it out live as they toured. "We've all noticed that our music goes into a lot of different directions onstage, and we wanted to capture that in a way that we never really have before," says Coomes, who names classic psychedelia and '90s hip-hop among Lettuce's key inspirations on Crush. "It's definitely more wide-open in terms style, but it still stays true to the funk." The follow-up to 2012's Fly, Crush finds Lettuce brilliantly infusing their psychedelic and hip-hop sensibilities into bass-heavy funk. With its sp... (read more)

The String Cheese Incident: VIP Packages and 3-Show Pass - The Capitol Theatre Through December 31, 2017 - Port Chester

The Birdland Big Band with Special Guest Vocalist Veronica Swift - Birdland Through December 31, 2017 - Manhattan

Every Friday, and for two headlining weeks a year, the "BBB" roars into action playing a thrilling and original mix of jazz, funk, Brazilian, Latin and world music for sold-out audiences. Featured weekly guest artists drop-in from television bands (David Letterman, Saturday Night Live) and pop music touring bands (Rob Thomas, Rod Stewart). Come see for yourself why Time Out New York called the BBB, "a completely unique experience... there isn't another band like this anywhere," and yelp.com proclaims, "if you hear one band in NYC make sure this is it... and prepare to be blown away!"

The Birdland Big Band Every Friday, and for two headlining weeks a year, the "BBB" roars into action playing a thrilling and original mix of jazz, funk, Brazilian, Latin and world music for sold-out audiences. Featured weekly guest artists drop-in from television bands (David Letterman, Saturday Night Live) and pop music touring bands (Rob Thomas, Rod Stewart). Come see for yourself why Time Out New York called the BBB, "a completely unique experience... there isn't another band like this anywhere," and yelp.com proclaims, "if you hear one band in NYC make sure this is it... and prepare to be blown away!"

The GRAMMY Award–winning Mingus Big Band performs another month of "Mingus Mondays" dedicated to the music of legendary jazz bassist, composer, and bandleader Charles Mingus (1922–1979). "Mingus' diverse repertoire includes everything from gospel hollers and church music to lush ballads, swinging dance tunes, bebop and the blues…The music is, like Mingus himself, earthy, passionate, soulful and intense – and at all times swinging." (NPR)

Sunport Jazz Festival in NY: 'Night At Birdland' with Swingin' Wonderland Jazz Orchestra - Birdland January 01, 2018 - Manhattan

Swingin' Wonderland JAZZ Orchestra (SWJO) formed in 1991 in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. Comprised of the area's best musicians, and under the leadership of bandmaster and trumpeter Naoto Sekimoto, SWJO has been pursuing its ideal of being a full-fledged Swing jazz orchestra. SWJO's magnetic appeal stems from its members' collective spirit to play dynamic Swing. Also, SWJO is boosted by a multitude of fans fascinated by the band's intellectual and warm sounds. Structured as a formal organization, SWJO over the years has broadened and strengthened its musical activities and influence. Recognized in Japan as a successor of the music and tradition of big band jazz, SWJO conveys this great culture to subsequent generations. Every summer for the past 16 years, SWJO has been the mainstay of Sunport Jazz Festival, playing against the backdrop of the sun setting over Japan's Inland Sea at Sunport Takamatsu. For this Sunport Jazz Festival concert, SWJO will fly out from Japan and, together with the highest quality guest musicians, will put on a hot performance at the legendary Birdland.

Sunport Jazz Festival in NY: 'Night At Birdland' with Swingin' Wonderland Jazz Orchestra - Birdland January 01, 2018 - New York

Swingin' Wonderland JAZZ Orchestra (SWJO) formed in 1991 in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. Comprised of the area's best musicians, and under the leadership of bandmaster and trumpeter Naoto Sekimoto, SWJO has been pursuing its ideal of being a full-fledged Swing jazz orchestra. SWJO's magnetic appeal stems from its members' collective spirit to play dynamic Swing. Also, SWJO is boosted by a multitude of fans fascinated by the band's intellectual and warm sounds. Structured as a formal organization, SWJO over the years has broadened and strengthened its musical activities and influence. Recognized in Japan as a successor of the music and tradition of big band jazz, SWJO conveys this great culture to subsequent generations. Every summer for the past 16 years, SWJO has been the mainstay of Sunport Jazz Festival, playing against the backdrop of the sun setting over Japan's Inland Sea at Sunport Takamatsu. For this Sunport Jazz Festival concert, SWJO will fly out from Japan and, together with the highest quality guest musicians, will put on a hot performance at the legendary Birdland.

Swingin' New Year's Day w/ Paul Shapiro's Ribs & Brisket Revue [ ADULT BUFFET Ticket] - City Winery January 01, 2018 - New York

ADULT TICKET ONLY (Over 12) *Includes admission to the show and brunch buffet* CLICK HERE for childrens ticket (12 and under) Menu: mesclun salad scrambled eggs scrambled eggs with pastrami and chives home fries latkes with sour cream and gala apple compote smoked salmon platter with accompaniments chicken apple sausage fruit salad assorted rugelach assorted bagels with spread

WHY SEE RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR? CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS THE NEW YORK WAY As seen on Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2017! A true New York City institution, the annual Radio City Christmas Spectacular is the sparkling, breath-taking way to get you in the Christmas spirit! Beginning in 1933, The Christmas Spectacular is an unforgettable display of sensational singing and dazzling dancing revolving around The Rockettes, the 36-strong world famous dance troupe, who expertly bring magical Yuletide scenes to life. Expect a series of stunning dance vignettes that includes a tender living rendition of The Nativity featuring real camels, sheep, and donkeys, to their very own version of The Nutcracker, complete with life-sized teddy bears dancing with Clara. And of course, no self-respecting holiday show would be without the great man himself, Santa Claus, drawn on a sleigh by a team of uber-glamorous reindeer. And not forgetting the glorious kickline of "12 days of Christmas" where the Rockettes are bedecked with holly and gold costumes. Whether nimbly navigating the classic 'Parade of the Wooden Soldiers' or winding through magical snowy forests dressed as candy cane... (read more)

Countess Eden and Chris Johnson Present Dirty Blues Burlesque - Sid Gold's Request Room January 02, 2018 - New York

A monthly live cabaret show brought to you by the twisted minds of Countess Eden and Chris Johnson at Sid Gold's Request Room, the best piano bar in NYC! With guest performances by stars of burlesque and vaudeville. 1st Tuesdays, $10 cover, and live piano karaoke after!

It was once written in the New York Times by jazz columnist Peter Watrous, "If Abraham Burton were to be drawn in a caricature, there would be flames coming out of his horn…" Approaching three decades as a prominent figure on the jazz scene, world-renowned saxophonist and educator Abraham Burton's passionate sound can still ignite a room filled with patrons. Abraham Burton has been showcased as a soloist on two Grammy award-winning albums and a featured musician on more than one hundred recordings. Throughout his career Abraham has performed and recorded with numerous contemporaries as well as legendary jazz artists including Rashid Ali, Kenny Barron, Walter Bishop Jr., James Carter, Michael Carvin, Santi Debriano, Rein de Graaff, Roy Hargrove, Louis Hayes, Roy Haynes, John Hicks,Terumasa Hino, Yosuke Inoue, Victor Lewis, Harold Mabern, Christian McBride, Jackie McLean, Mulgrew Miller, Lawrence "Butch" Morris, David Murray, Steve Nelson, Nicholas Payton, Alvin Queen, Larry Ridley, Wallace Roney, Jimmy Smith, Horace Tapscott, Arthur Taylor,Kenny Washington, David Williams and Jimmy Woode. Born and raised in Greenwich Village, the "mecca" of jazz, Abraham's interest in music was spar... (read more)

Orrin Evans - piano Josh Lawrence - trumpet Ingrid Jensen - trumpet Stafford Hunter - trombone David Gibson - trombone Todd Bashore - alto sax Caleb Curtis - tenor sax Anwar Marshall - drums Alex Claffy - bass Milton Suggs and Joanna Pascale - vocals

I am a New York based musician. My shows consist of original music in the stylings of the indie/folk persuasion, calling back to artists, such as, Bob Dylan and Dave Van Ronk, to the new sounds of Fionn Regan, Damien Rice and Andrew Bird. Witty banter between songs rounds out the show with a full experience of comedy, soul and thought provoking lyrics.

The Legacy Continues. Tony Touch A.K.A Tony Toca continues to be a force to be reckoned with. Tony Touch, an icon in Hip Hop and in the Urban Hispanic genre plus seasoned player in the game, is a true innovator and has revolutionized the DJ game over and over. From his legendary mix tapes, to his skills on the 1's and 2's, he has become one of Hip Hop's most recognized DJ's. This C.E.O/Artist/Producer is now currently working on his 7th commercial release titled "The Piece Maker 3…Return of the 50 MC's" and is expected to make history once again. Tony Touch began as a B-Boy during the rap music renaissance era of the early 80's. Heavily influenced by pioneers like the Rock Steady Crew, Grandmaster Flash, Red Alert, "Little" Louie Vega, and Jam Master Jay, he quickly shifted his interests towards the turntables. Toca is known for his legendary mix tapes like the original 50 MC's parts 1, 2 and 3. Included in this series are some of the hottest artists in the game such as KRS ONE, Kool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane, Wyclef, M.O.P., Big L, Mos Def and many more all coming together for one collective piece. This along with the countless other mix tapes, Tony became recognized in the streets a... (read more)

"ALL THAT! Hip Hop, Poetry & Jazz is an open jam session for hip-hop, poetry and jazz. It brings together emcees, poets and musicians from diverse musical and racial backgrounds in a forum that is open creatively but structured so that you can have critically acclaimed jazz musicians such as Antonio Hart and legends like Weldon Irvine, performers like the Roots, Erykah Badu, O.C., and Rahzel as well as unknown emcees and poets performing on the same stage. Showcase: Keith "Wildchild" Middletown performing songs from his new release "Transitions" with special guests Hydra. ALL THAT! is hosted by WiseGuy & Gaston and is brought to you the first Wednesday of every month. All open mic performances are with the live band and/or DJ. Tickets $13/$10 w/Stud. ID"

Dame Fortune is the deliciously eclectic sixth album from veteran producer and crate digger extraordinaire RJD2, out March 25th on RJ's Electrical Connections. It's a wondrous beast, recorded over the past year while living in Philadelphia, before returning to his hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Streaked with Philly's rep for deeply felt soul music while maintaining a playful sense of adventurousness, Dame Fortune features guest vocalists Son Little (aka Aaron Livingston) and frequent collaborator Phonte, while also presenting the bombastic hip-hop sound that marked RJD2's breakthrough album, Deadringer, and even an orchestral composition for the societal unrest experienced in this day and age (called "PF Day One"…the PF standing for "Post Ferguson"). "Living in Philly provided a context for a lot of soul music that I had liked," RJD2 says on the city's influence on Dame Fortune's sound. "I didn't have any cultural context for this music that I liked—it was just music that I had stumbled across as a beat making nerd. Philly was a place where there were enough people who had the same musical vocabulary that I did, which made the music more than something I had just discovered on my o... (read more)

Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the Museum's spiral staircase. Artists who specialize in music from the Himalayas and South Asia are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries. About the Musicians Aaron Shragge is active in New York's improvised and international music scenes, having shared the stage with artists such as Daniel Carter, Ben Monder, Dave Douglas, and William Parker at venues including Symphony Space, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, and The Blue Note. Aaron's unique instrument, the dragon mouth trumpet, was designed to expand the trumpet's melodic capacity and is the result of over a decade of studying both the shakuhachi (Japanese flute) and North Indian vocals. Aaron's current projects include a duo with Ben Monder, a jazz quintet that plays the music of Tom Waits, and solo works for dragon mouth trumpet and shakuhachi. Roshni Samlal is a New York–based tabla player who hails from the West Indies, where she was initiated into the tradition of Indian classical music by her vocalist father. She has continued her tutelage in the Benares style of tabla playing under Shri Tapan Modak... (read more)

Orrin Evans - piano Josh Lawrence - trumpet Ingrid Jensen - trumpet Stafford Hunter - trombone David Gibson - trombone Todd Bashore - alto sax Caleb Curtis - tenor sax Anwar Marshall - drums Alex Claffy - bass Milton Suggs and Joanna Pascale - vocals

The Descant trio is the creative brain cherub of pianist, singer, songwriter Lyndol Descant. Originally from Texas, she studied jazz in Paris and has been playing actively on the NYC music scene for over 5 years. All Love, her 2nd album release, consists of 9 Pop fusion originals. The music was created from her passion for nature, philosophy, the healing arts, and the unmistakable power of music. To quote Stacey Zering of No Depression, her songs are "not restrained by stylistic boundaries. Her compositions reach into Pop, Jazz Fusion and Alternative sounds, their elements mixing together in complete harmony." The Descant Trio is completed by Ran Livneh on Bass, Uri Zelig on drums. And with special guest - Billy Eric on guitar. These master jazz cats, who play on the cutting edge of the NYC scene, dance confidently into the different dimensions that All Love invokes.

Orrin Evans - piano JD Allen - tenor sax Bill McHenry - tenor sax Ingrid Jensen - trumpet James Genus - bass Mark Whitfield Jr. - drums

David Farrell Melton has been playing music for as long as he can remember. Throughout his youth, he was recognized for his skills in classical piano with certificates of honors from both the Hartford Conservatory and the Hartt School of Music. In high school, he joined the renowned Hall High School Concert Jazz Band, during which time he was recognized nationally as a two-­time Downbeat award winner for Best Composition and Outstanding Soloist and a two-­time Essentially Ellington award winner for Outstanding Soloist. By the age of 18, he had performed on stage with jazz legends Wynton Marsalis, Kurt Elling, Joe Temperley, Joe Lovano, and Phil Woods. In 2002, David packed his bags for New York City where he received a Bachelor's degree in Music and Philosophy from NYU. Since graduation he has settled in Brooklyn, earning his living performing, recording, touring, composing, and teaching music of all styles and genres. With a sound he describes as "pop, blues, and church infused," David's music is as diverse as the NYC subway. Drawing inspiration from Debussy to Dylan, his melodies reflect the melting pot that is his home borough. Over the last several years, David has also wo... (read more)

Adam Melchor is a 24 year old recording artist from New Jersey. In his debut EP The Archer, Adam weaves intensely personal lyrics with colloquial melody to create a vivid yet vulnerable narrative. Carried by his folk guitar playing and impressive vocals, the songs showcase a musical empathy rare for an artist of Adam's age and comparable to contemporaries like M. Ward or Conor Oberst. The 5 song EP includes the singles "Brook Revisited" and "The Archer. It is emotive, stark, and often apologetic. But out of a confession booth turned vocal booth, Adam has created a cathartic and auspicious debut album. 1st single "Brook Revisited" out Feb 24. 2nd single "The Archer" is out March 17. Full EP is out March 31.

Get your dose of New Year's magic with world-acclaimed cellist, composer and multi-lingual vocalist Ian Maksin at the intimate solo show at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC's East Village! During his touch-and-go in the Big Apple on his world tour, Maksin will share some of the latest additions to his repertoire he gathered during his recent travels: Kurdish and Turkish folk songs, music from Brazil and Cuba, Balkan rhythms and East-Siberian shamanic chants - all of this brought together with the soulful tone of his cello. As a good tradition, he will throw in some J.S. Bach unaccompanied cello suites, as well as some of his favorite rock and blues covers by artists such as Sting, B.B. King, Bill Withers and more… Having shared the stage with such artists as Andrea Bocelli and Sting, equally fluent in many genres from classical to jazz and world music and singing in more than ten languages, Russian-born Chicago-based cellist and composer Ian Maksin has created his own organic and soulful style combining elements traditional music from different corners of the world, classical music and jazz. In 2018 alone, Maksin will perform more than one hundred and fifty concerts in over thirty cou... (read more)

No Alternative, your favorite 90s rock tribute band, will bring you back to the best part of the 90s - the rock. Based in New York City, five like-minded individuals all agreed that this band is necessary. We invite you to grab your favorite flannel shirt and Doc Martens and come rock out with us. Christian Alcantara has been the frontman for several bands including the Rage Against the Machine tribute - The Battle of Los Angeles. Being able to get lifted singing Sublime's "Santeria" to grunge-ing out to Nirvana's "Lithium" is a natural transition for this Peruvian-born rocker. Marissa Arciola is a classically trained bassist but brings the funk for real on tracks like Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Suck My Kiss" and her vocal skills take on an angelic tone on The Cranberries' "Zombie". She will surely bring all the boys to the yard. Alex Puro is a masterful guitarist that can shred like some kind of monster on Metallica's "Enter Sandman". He'll also take your favorite hip-hop jam like House of Pain's "Jump Around" and arrange it oh-so-rockingly. You may also find him blowing a trumpet or banging on a keyboard: there is no stop to his 90s rock. Mark Ellison was the winner of a Rivers ... (read more)

Called "electrifying" by The Huffington Post and "phenomenal" by the New York Times, Grace McLean is a multi-hyphenate actress-singer-writer-teacher on the rise. In addition to performing in the Broadway hit Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Grace also makes time for her acclaimed original music, both as a solo artist and with her band Grace McLean & Them Apples. With a sound that combines Regina Spektor's quirkiness, Nellie McKay's jazz sensibilities, Fiona Apple's irreverence, Kimbra's sass and Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs' rhythm, McLean adds up to one beautiful weirdo. Manhattan User's Guide writes, "this pop and jazz singer writes seriously infectious melodies with seriously antic lyrics. Her voice can raise the roof, or she can slide off a note and break your heart," and Stephen Holden of the New York Times says "Ms. McLean's voice [is] a flexiible instrument with unexpected reserves of power...Behind her playful adventurousness lies a well of passion." Grace was a headlining performer and vocal instructor at the SingStrong a capella festivals in DC and Chicago in 2014 and in 2015 her band participated in a US State Department sponsored tour of Pakistan. Grace McL... (read more)

The brain child of a future banker and a drop out bartender, The Narrowbacks are a fresh voice for songs and stories old and new. After some late night sing songs, a couple whiskeys and a few lost jobs we came up with a young punk attitude that found itself running through the veins of an old time folk band. The Narrowbacks: American First, Irish Always.

Born and raised in Hell's Kitchen, NYC as the son of a jazz musician and a frequenter of Harlem and the South Bronx during his basketball playing years as a kid, Craft came across hip-hop honestly and developed a love at an early age. It wasn't until his college years, however, that he began recording his own music and sharing it with his peers. Craft then honed his musical style—centered around his remarkable lyrical ability, substantive song-writing, and boom-bap/jazz-infused sound—while completing his degree in Urban Education & Social Justice at American University in Washington, DC. Think Logic's mainstream appeal meets Joey Bada$$' classic New York grit, meets J. Cole's education and thoughtfulness, meets Kendrick Lamar's social consciousness and new age jazz incorporation—all coming from the unexpected mouth of someone who looks like he's more likely to confirm existing stereotypes and power structures than challenge them. Craft's uniqueness and authenticity lies in this shattering of traditional hip-hop stereotypes; he's a white college grad who's not a frat rapper, not afraid to speak his mind on issues of social importance and justice, and can flat-out rap his ass off.... (read more)

Thursday nights at Arlene's Grocery has been the stuff of legend over the past three years with The Lesson turning into one of New York's premiere jam sessions. Fronted by Gentei Kaijo (Japanese for "Limitation Cancellation"), the band's collective resumes include work with DJ Premier, Bilal, Joey Bada$$, Robert Glasper, Trey Songz, Lauryn Hill, Reggie Watts, Talib Kweli, Les Nubians, Lupe Fiasco, Kool & The Gang, Arturo O'Ferril, and Snarky Puppy to name a few. The Lesson sessions blend neo-soul, hip-hop, jazz, R&B, funk, and everything in between to create a unique and fully improvised event showcasing an eclectic mix of vocalists, instrumentalists, emcees, turntablist, and producers. The Lesson's mantra is simple: "Check your ego at the door, stay in the moment, feel the love coming through, and everything should take care of itself."

Who's Bad's live performance is an unrivaled celebration of pop music's one true King. Their power-packed performance of Michael Jackson's expansive catalog has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see. As the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band, and the only one to predate his untimely passing, Who's Bad has awed even the skeptics, selling out nearly 50 venues in the United Kingdom including London's O2 in December of 2010, the venue where the King of Pop was slated to end his career with a 50-show "This Is It" concert series. Beyond this unparalleled achievement, Who's Bad has checked some of the world's most famous pavilions off their 'to-do' list, selling out their first tour of China with stops at Ningbo's Grand Theatre and Hunan Grand Theatre in Chengsha. Never neglecting Michael's U.S. fans, Who's Bad has packed The House of Blues in Houston, Dallas, and New Orleans; rocked DC's 930 Club and returned to their native Chapel Hill, NC boasting larger, more eagerly-awaited performances with every romp around the globe. Sold-out shows from Colorado's Bluebird Theatre and LA's Gibson Amphitheatre and Romania's Sala Pa... (read more)

Canadian singer songwriter Michelle Willis has amassed a resume backing up the likes of Rock n' Roll hall-of-famer David Crosby, Iggy & The Stooges, Becca Stevens, and Snarky Puppy. Her debut solo album See Us Through features stacks of warm vocals reminiscent of Joni Mitchell or Eva Cassidy, with rich harmony and lyricism to boot. Crosby himself claimed Willis as one of his favorite songwriters, saying she "sounds like God on a good day.

Orrin Evans - piano JD Allen - tenor sax Bill McHenry - tenor sax Ingrid Jensen - trumpet James Genus - bass Mark Whitfield Jr. - drums

"Compromised" is Steve Forbert's newest and from the comparative essay of the disc's title song,(complete with catchy chorus and signature harmonica solo), to the exasperated advice for "everyman" on the album closer, "Whatever, Man," Steve Forbert leaves no stone unturned in his exploration of life, love, turmoil and survival. After years with local bands, Steve Forbert left his hometown of Meridian, Mississippi in his early 20s and headed for the Big Apple in search of recording deals and larger audiences. He started out playing for change at Grand Central Station and hitting every open mic night he could before eventually moving into the club scene at infamous spots like New York City's CBGB's. At a time when rootsy rock was fading in favor of punk edged bands such as the Ramones, Talking Heads, and Blondie, Forbert's folk pop "Romeo's Tune" hit #11 on the charts and brought him into the international spotlight. Critics and the public embraced his melodic and lyrical styles, a more traditional sound among the post disco punk and rock of the late '70s and early '80s. Always following his own instincts, Forbert says, "I've never been interested in changing what I do to fit popular... (read more)

Every Friday, and for two headlining weeks a year, the "BBB" roars into action playing a thrilling and original mix of jazz, funk, Brazilian, Latin and world music for sold-out audiences. Featured weekly guest artists drop-in from television bands (David Letterman, Saturday Night Live) and pop music touring bands (Rob Thomas, Rod Stewart). Come see for yourself why Time Out New York called the BBB, "a completely unique experience... there isn't another band like this anywhere," and yelp.com proclaims, "if you hear one band in NYC make sure this is it... and prepare to be blown away!"

CHARADE is a Brooklyn-based band, originating from the West Coast. CHARADE's music experiments across musical genres, pulling from classical jazz, piano pop, modern indie, with an unmistakeable but subtle noir undertone. CHARADE has put together this show at Rockwood Musical Hall to benefit Medecins Sans Frontieres, a humanitarian organization currently providing aid in Syria and other countries of warfare. Half of all proceeds will go to benefit those in need.

The Hipp Pipps (Matt's 60th Birthday) - The Map Room at The Bowery Electric January 05, 2018 - New York

Bueno - a staten island band. Patio - "Brittle, melodic post-punk" - The Failing New York Times. The Wants - The Wants embrace a paradox: they reject today's penchant for nostalgic music with a stark and jagged sonic and lyrical message, but they draw deep inspiration from the bygone eras of UK and US post-punk circa 1978-1981 and the futurist movement of the early 20th century. Like the artists of these generations, The Wants strive to create their own musical vocabulary through a primal deconstruction of their audiences' expectations —pushing it further in search of unfamiliar riffs, unfamiliar tones, and an unfamiliar use of language. Through all their proclamations, anxieties, and fears of making art in 2017, The Wants ultimately want a beat that you can move to and maybe even share with the others on the dance floor. Your Dream Coat - Do you love me? This is music for soft hearts and long sighs. Find the best in darkness and darkness in the best. Walk fearlessly into that place where we can cry. Your Dream Coat do not shy away from sentiment. Your Dream Coat are drums, two guitars, and some voices. LIVE YOUR HEART NO REGRETS.

Drama Desk Award-nominated folk band The Lobbyists return to Rockwood Music Hall for a night of original music. This "undeniably talented" (Village Voice) group of actor-musicians take their name from the lobby of The Flea Theater, where they first started making music in 2012. Their unique sound and songwriting have received numerous acclaims. The New York Times calls their songs "marvelous" and their musicianship "impressive," while Entertainment Weekly lauds SeaWife's "enchanting score." The band was nominated for a Drama Desk Award in 2016 for the score of SeaWife, a show they co-created and starred in, which premiered Off-Broadway. Come share a night with this up-and-coming local band of music and theater makers as they perform brand new songs - some from their new theatrical collaboration - as well as SeaWife and other original tunes.

Aviva Jaye is a Brooklyn-based artist and performer who loves connecting with people at the intersection of heart, brain and art. A trained vocalist and multi-instrumentalist raised on old movie-musicals, Motown and pop, she is dedicated to empathy and diversity through music. From the studio to the stage, Aviva takes a homespun approach to her own compassionate expression, wielding voice, guitar, piano, ukulele & harp to share raw material with simple, haunting motifs & transparent lyrics. Fans of a delicate artist who draws from the simplicity of folk, depth of soul and clarity of pop will be pleased. Aviva's experience as a performer includes a plethora of forms from theatre and dance productions to studio albums and live concerts. Most noted for her vocal work, she has worked with young Grammy-nominated artists such as Emily King and Matthew Santos and performed with artists covering nearly every genre from folk to hip hop. Whether she is strumming ukulele at a wedding, playing folk-rock piano in Germany with Echo Bloom, or weaving voice and electronics with artists Raia Was and Arthur Moon, Aviva draws from these collaborations as she fine tunes her original, introspect... (read more)

Yalla is a folk rock band from Uzbekistan. Throughout the 1970s-1980s, Yalla was popular all over the Soviet Union and Warsaw-Pact countries.

Bakers Alley Funk and Soul Band is an NYC based band quickly becoming the hottest and most in demand Funk/ Soul/R&B party band in the tri-state area.

Voice Cult: Sing. Connect. Express. Heal. Singing together can be closer than touching. ::::: About Voice Cult ::::: ON the first Saturday of every month at House of Yes, we ask you to travel from near and far, and to bring your voice to us. You have been singing since the beginning of time. We connect, align, vibrate, express, process, remember, forget, wish, apologize, forgive, go into altered states, heal ourselves and each other, flee, find, talk to dead grandfathers, lure each other into love, become our own mothers, and paint the room with iridescence. And frequently we have no idea what the hell we are doing, which is okay too.

Orrin Evans - piano JD Allen - tenor sax Bill McHenry - tenor sax Ingrid Jensen - trumpet James Genus - bass Mark Whitfield Jr. - drums

JESSIE'S GIRL's primary line-up includes a team of NYC's top rock and pop vocalists: Up-and-coming superstar Jenna O'Gara, Off-Broadway's Chris Hall and renown "Sting" impersonator Mark Rinzel. They are backed by one of the tightest bands in the city comprised of 20+ year veterans of the NYC music scene: Eric Presti on guitar, Sky on keys, Drew Mortali on bass, and Michael Maenza on drums, each with dozens of credits performing with authentic 80's icons who made the music famous to begin with! In fact, BRET MICHAELS, MC HAMMER, COLIN HAY from MEN AT WORK, TIFFANY, DEBBIE GIBSON, TAYLOR DANE, MIKE SCORE from A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS, TONE LOC, ROB BASE and many more have all performed at the BACK TO THE EIGHTIES SHOW.

Bold Forbes blends the stories and poetry of the folk-singer tradition with genre-busting arrangements for strings and voice. Lyricist Nick Bloom writes songs that above all urge the listener to feel life deeply, while bassist David Halpern and violinist Reid Jenkins create arrangements that haunt and surprise.

Mary Lorson is an American writer, musician and composer. Best known for her time as the lead singer of alternative pop group Madder Rose and Saint Low, Lorson has gone on to release albums with The Piano Creeps and Mary Lorson & the Soubrettes. She currently lives in Ithaca, New York.

Light We Made, which was produced by Will Yip (Nothing, Pity Sex), marks a milestone for the band, as this time around they've toned down their hardcore and punk-rock roots, to present a body of work that is dominated by soothing, harmonic tracks. The LP's coherent mood of transcendent moments are driven by the band experimenting with new sonic elements - weaving in dreamy synth chords, melodic guitar riffs, and atmospheric bass grooves and drum beats to hit home the delivery of the songs' emotional lyrics. "This album is the culmination of the last 3 years, and how musically the band wanted to be more creative than ever before. We took time off to experience life, pushing ourselves to try things that we previously hadn't, which in return inspired us to record something that would stand out. This LP is a sonic progression for us, and we're excited to share it with everyone." In support of the new LP, Balance and Composure will bring their live set on the road this Fall for a North American headline tour, plus will make an appearance at this year's Riot Fest in Chicago, and will open for Hum on September 24th in Pomona, CA.

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz Presents Two Dynamic Male Vocalists - Nuyorican Poets Café January 06, 2018 - Manhattan

The Dirty Mops are an NYC rock outfit founded in 2016 and consisting of Ryan Dain (vocals, rhythm guitar), Devon Reed (vocals, lead guitar), Mike Birnbaum (drums), and Drew Richards (bass). The classic Dirty Mops sound is a mixture of power pop and punk, with a dash of blues for flavoring. Formed out of the collective love of a solid hook and a silent mic break, the 'Mops are excited to be introducing their unique brand of rock 'n' roll to the world. Above the Moon is based out of New Jersey, Above the Moon is a four-piece that melds indie pop melodies with 90's rock intensity. The group has pulled from their individual experiences, years of playing in multiple bands in various clubs, bars and basements, to develop a sound that is reminiscent of the greats they grew up on, but still remains new and exciting. The band is fronted by Kate Griffin on vocals and rhythm guitar, in collaboration with Shawn Murphy on lead, Chris Mangin on bass and John Gramuglia on drums. Together they create a powerful collection of songs that continue to push the boundaries of modern rock music, yet feel familiar at the same time. Above the Moon's melodies will get stuck in your head all the ... (read more)

Ureuk Symphony 117th Concert 'New Year Celebration' - Kaufman Music Center January 06, 2018 - New York

The Ureuk Symphony presents their 117th concert, "New Year Celebration" ARTISTS Christopher J Lee, Conductor Daniel S Lee, Assistant Conductor Jacques Lee Wood, Cello PROGRAM TCHAIKOVSKY - Symphony No. 5 & Rococo Variation WOO - "Paiktusan" KANG - Cello Concerto No. 1 Student and Senior pricing is available for this concert. Please call the box office at 212 501 3330, or visit in person for more details.

An Evening with Monty Alexander - From Kingston to Harlem - Birdland Through January 06, 2018 - Manhattan

In a career spanning five decades, pianist Monty Alexander has built a reputation for exploring and bridging the worlds of American jazz, popular song and the music of his native Jamaica, finding in each a sincere spirit of musical expression. Monty has performed and recorded with a wide array of renowned artists such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Clark Terry, Quincy Jones, Ernest Ranglin, Bill Cosby, Natalie Cole, Bobby McFerrin, Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare and others. As a leader, Monty Alexander has recorded over 60 albums to date, and has reinterpreted the music of a diverse collection of his favorite artists including Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett and Bob Marley.

Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post Comedy) is the host and creator of the monthly storytelling series, Sideshow Goshko, which has been hailed as a Time Out New York and New York Times "Critics' Pick", and also noted as "a well-programmed night" by the New York Times.Sideshow Goshkohas been featured on TruTV'sImpractical Jokers, NPR'sSnap Judgment, and inThe New Yorker. Her cabaret show "An Old-Fashioned Piano Party with Leslie Goshko" is heralded as a Time Out New York "Critic's Pick" and she served as the musical director for NY1 anchors Pat Kiernan and Jamie Stelter's live show at 92Y, "Pat and Jamie's NY." And thanks to the support of many Internet voters, she performed with the cast of Hairspray on Broadway.

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra Grammy Award winning pianist, composer and educator Arturo O'Farrill -- leader of the "first family of Afro-Cuban Jazz" (NY Times) -- was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. Son of the late, great composer Chico O'Farrill, Arturo was Educated at Manhattan School of Music, Brooklyn College Conservatory and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. He played piano in Carla Bley's Big Band from 1979 through 1983 and earned a reputation as a soloist in groups led by Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis and Harry Belafonte. The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra is the resident large format ensemble of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) founded by Arturo O'Farrill in 2007 and dedicated to preserving the music and heritage of big band Latin jazz, supporting its performance for new audiences, and educating young people in the understanding and performance of this important cultural treasure. For more information about the orchestra and other ALJA initiatives, please visit us at www.afrolatinjazz.org http://www.npr.org/2015/08/12/431549038/first-listen-arturo-o-farrill-cuba-the-conversation-conti... (read more)

Choral evening prayer in the tradition of the great Cathedrals of the Anglican Communion. Preces and Responses, Anthems, and Canticles sung by the renowned Cathedral Choir.

National Sawdust's Classical Sundays series presents renowned pianist Huizi Zhang to explore the evolution of piano composition and virtuosic performance. The program will include selections from the dense melodic webs of Ligeti in addition to world premieres from a diverse pool of contemporary composers. This program explores the evolution of piano composition and performance, as it continues to be reinvented at the turn of the century. Additionally, Zhang will be joined by violinist Holly Nelson as guest artist, exploring repertoire for violin and piano. Composers to be performed include Michael Levinas, Patrick Thompson, Gu Wei, and Fabian Beltran. Banner Photo Credit: Stephen Shooster — http://www.shoosty.com/

Orrin Evans - piano JD Allen - tenor sax Bill McHenry - tenor sax Ingrid Jensen - trumpet James Genus - bass Mark Whitfield Jr. - drums

Christopher North, bassist and 92Y School of Music string faculty member, presents a recital in the Warburg Lounge as part of the Faculty Concert Series.

Called "Some of Today's best folk/Americana" by Elmore Magazine, Brooklyn-based Bellehouse's influence draws from Old Time and folk revival while pulling from a broad host of other genres, including Celtic trad, classic rock, soul and Motown, Balkan choir and beyond. The resulting synergy walks the line between down-home roots music and intellectual folk-rock. The three front women, Jessica Taylor Clinton, Sarah Elizabeth Haines, and Mackenzie Shivers, all share the songwriting responsibilities for the group, creating a fresh and harmony-rich voice in the indie-folk community.

Vivo Youth International Music Competition Winner's Concert - Kaufman Music Center January 07, 2018 - New York

Winner's concert for VIVO Youth International Music Competition. Selected works by J.S. Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Chopin, Rachmaninoff.

Blue Note Jazz Club is proud to present world renowned trumpeter Chris Botti's highly anticipated 13th Annual Holiday Residency, a four week engagement from mid-December through early January (including Christmas and New Year's Eve). Botti, described by The Wall Street Journal as "a December institution in the Big Apple at the Blue Note," has called the club his home every December since 2005. Over the years the residency has featured special impromptu musical guests, such as Sting and John Mayer (2011). Celebrities from all walks of the entertainment business have attended Botti's Blue Note performances, ranging from Mary J Blige to Paul Haggis. "Coming to the Blue Note for as many years as I've been is like coming home," says Botti. "The best city, the best club, the greatest people." Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD "When I Fall In Love," Chris Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop muisc and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four #1 jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum and Grammy Awards. Most recently, his latest album Impress... (read more)

Born in Israel and based in Brooklyn, SAGE brings her pain to the stage with strong lyrics, soft synths, and heavy distortion guitars.

CONTACT! returns to National Sawdust — "the sort of place that makes a new-music aficionado want to bring a sleeping bag and move in for a few weeks" (New York magazine) — for another season of "must-hear adventures" (The New York Times).

Kevin Ray Brost is a Roots Music singer and songwriter blending elements of blues, country, folk, rock, and gospel into a new, signature sound.

The GRAMMY Award–winning Mingus Big Band performs another month of "Mingus Mondays" dedicated to the music of legendary jazz bassist, composer, and bandleader Charles Mingus (1922–1979). "Mingus' diverse repertoire includes everything from gospel hollers and church music to lush ballads, swinging dance tunes, bebop and the blues…The music is, like Mingus himself, earthy, passionate, soulful and intense – and at all times swinging." (NPR)

Tickets go on sale to VinoFiles at 3pm on 11/7 and the general public at 3pm on 11/9. Upon the release of Mad Mad World 25 it looks like Tom Cochrane's life will continue to be a Highway. He says "the road was and is like going to school." An iconic career which started in the pubs, rough neck bars and coffeehouses of the roads and highways of first Ontario and then the rest Canada and then the world has spanned over 4 decades and is characterized by creative, adventurousness and musical and personal integrity. Commenting on some of the jobs he had early on in his life, which include cab driving, working at CIL Paints, on the loading dock at Sears and Canada Packers, crewing out on a sail boat (not a cruise ship). "Those gigs are character builders, you pay some bills along the way with them but it's real life also that you learn from and draw songs from." A few years into his tenure with Red Rider they graduated to larger venues, halls, arenas and festivals stages. "The early days never leave you though, they get etched on your soul like a tattoo." Within and without Red Rider, Tom has released 17 albums. Having helped shape the musical landscape for future generations of Ca... (read more)

Great Organ: Midday Monday - The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine January 08, 2018 - New York

Cathedral organists provide a 30-minute break for mind, body and spirit on Mondays at 1 pm with an entertaining and informative demonstration of the Cathedral's unparalleled Great Organ.

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that singer Gabrielle Stravelli and singer/pianist Billy Stritch will join forces in "Down For Double," which will take place at Birdland on Monday, January 8 at 7pm. Gabrielle Stravelli and Billy Stritch are delighted to make their first appearance together at Birdland in "Down For Double". The pair met at the famed club's own Cast Party in 2012 and have since collaborated on two shows at the 92nd Street Y, headlined a concert with the Santa Rosa Symphony and spent many spontaneous Monday evenings making music together in the "jazz capital of the world". For "Down for Double" Stravelli and Stritch have mined the Great American Songbook for beloved classics like "I Wish I Were In Love Again" and "Goody Goody" and more than a few lesser-known gems. The show features the pair's seamless vocal blend, tight harmonies, scat singing and playful banter and promises to be an unforgettable musical evening. For this show Gabrielle and Billy will be joined by two of New York's top jazz musicians - Pat O'Leary on bass and Eric Halvorson on drums.

Roberto Alagna takes on the leading tenor roles in both parts of opera's most popular double bill. In Cavalleria Rusticana, Ekaterina Semenchuk and Eva-Maria Westbroek share the role of the woebegone Santuzza, with Aleksandra Kurzak as the hot-blooded Nedda in Pagliacci. Nicola Luisotti conducts Sir David McVicar's production, which heightens the melo-dramaticaction of this timeless verismo pairing. Production a gift of M. Beverly and Robert G. Bartner, Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Montrone, and the Estate of Anne Tallman Major funding from Rolex Additional funding from John J. Noffo Kahn and Mark Addison, and Paul Underwood

Rockin' the NYC area since the '70s, The Planets pound out a mix classic, roots, and punk rock at each show. Inspired by the British Invasion rock of the 1960s as well punk rock and new wave of the 70s and 80s, Bill Popp is a distinctive singer and prolific composer whose music is as melodic as it is energetic. In fact, the native New Yorker's albums, including the recently released "Popp Hits The 60s", the follow up to 2011's career spanning "25x30" (all of which are available on Popp's own label, 121st Street Records), are so British influenced that, if you never heard Popp speak with a strong Queens accent, you'd swear he was British himself. Popp, who grew up in the working class section of Queens known as College Point, had yet to reach adolescence when he fell in love with the music of The Beatles. The singer was also drawn to fellow British Invasion icons like The Yardbirds, The Kinks and The Zombies, and the songs he composed at a young age clearly reflected his passion for strong melodies as well as rockin' aggression. After graduating high school in the 70s, Popp became aware of punk and new wave – in fact, one of the first bands Popp led, The Popsicles, included guit... (read more)

Amanda Brown's classically trained voice is a favorite among many of today's top recording artists. Providing backup vocals for such noteworthy and award-winning artists as Justin Timberlake, Lenny Kravitz, Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Hudson, Amanda Brown's classically trained voice is a favorite among many of today's top recording artists. Providing backing vocals for such noteworthy and award-winning artists as Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake, Lenny Kravitz, Stevie Wonder, and Adele; Amanda is making her presence known in the music industry. She is not only a force in America but she has performed to packed houses all over the world including the U.K., Japan, France, Spain, and Australia, just to name a few. She has also made appearances stateside in such venues as the Apollo Theater, Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, and Radio City Music Hall. Perhaps, some of her most notable performances were as a contestant on the third season of The Voice, where she finished in the top 6. Amanda is currently on a world tour with Adele while working on her debut album, a lovely blend of rock, folk and soulful pop sounds.

We're part of a long train ride," is the way Peter Yarrow visualizes the many events that have highlighted a career spanning more than four decades. With characteristic care, Yarrow places the success he's had within a greater context, seeing his accomplishments as part of a tradition, to be credited and carried on. "When I was in high school," he recalls, "I heard The Weavers' concert at Carnegie Hall where they sang songs such as 'If I Had a Hammer,' and 'Wasn't That a Time.' It was inspiring, and it showed me the extraordinary effect that music of conscience can have." That lesson launched Peter on a lifelong path that is now, perhaps, in its most vital phase.

After Touring the World with over of 300 Live Shows in the Last 4 Years Yemen Blues Presents Their New Show "Insaniya" (Humanity) Based on Legendary Producer, Bill Laswell's Sound from Their Latest Album. the Full Live Show Includes a Collaboration with the Talented Ori Ben-Shabat from the Group of Artists "Maria Kong" Who Created an Original Video Art on 5 Screens for Each of the Songs. the Artist Uses Video Footage Including Live Dance Infused by Original Images Inspired by the New Sound of Yemen Blues. One of the Most Unique Percussion Set Ups of Rony Iwryn and Itamar Doari and Extreme, Highly Polished Rhythm Section with Shanir Blumenkranz Are the Pulsating, Danceable Underpinning of This Unique Musical Collaboration. Yemen Blues Has Created a Sound That Swirls with the Yemenite Tradition of Muslims, Christians and Jews, with Contemporary Overlays of Rock & Roll, Jazz & Blues. the Visionary Collaboration Between Laswell and Yemen Blues Focusing on Hard Groove, Rich Vocals, Clarity and Heavy Sound, Featuring One of the Greatest Voices of the Sahara Mariem Hassan, as Well as the Yemenite Star Tziyon Golan and One of the Greatest Rappers in France History Oxmo Puccino. Named t... (read more)

Happy Hour Piano Karaoke with Mark Piro - Sid Gold's Request Room Through January 26, 2018 - New York

Sid Gold's Request Room now features Happy Hour Piano Karaoke on Fridays! Start your weekend off with a song! With Mark Piro at the keys!

With a style The Sunday Times calls "catchy but complicated; a surprisingly rare combination," Julian Velard is piano-pop tunesmith recalling Stephen Sondheim or Randy Newman at the peak of their talents. With 4 albums of original material under his belt, he's toured internationally alongside the likes of Jamie Cullum, Paul Carrack, and Amy Macdonald. His quirky, native new york, piano-man sound has found its largest audience in Holland, where he headlined Amsterdam's legendary venue, Paradiso. His comedic timing and musical stylings have made him a regular on The Howard Stern Show and NPR's Ask Me Another.

Four-time Grammy-winning music ensemble Eighth Blackbird collaborates with longtime IAC artists composer/fiddler Dan Trueman, vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird (The Gloaming, Ghost Trio, The Hunger), and Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Paul Muldoon, on Olagón. This 90-minute song cycle brings the centuries-old legend of the Táin Bó Cúailnge into the 21st century, exposing a martini-guzzling, pill-popping Queen Medhbh set against her lovelorn King Ailill, among other lovers.

IAC Commissions: Deirdre Kinahan, Michael Brunnock, and Gerry Leonard - Irish Arts Center Through January 31, 2018 - New York

Playwright Deirdre Kinahan (Wild Sky, Halcyon Days, BOGBOY) will collaborate with New York City-based musicians Michael Brunnock and Gerry Leonard on Ettie, an ambitious new theatre production reimagining the life of Ettie Steinberg, Ireland's only known Irish-Jewish citizen to have been murdered in the Holocaust.

"Vivian Reed, human dynamo at Feinstein's/54 Below… you must not miss this great artist. It is the best major artist's show I have seen this year!" -Joe Regan Jr., Theater Pizzazz BACK BY OVERWHELMING DEMAND! After her sell-out show packed Feinstein's/54 Below to the rafters a couple seasons back, multi-award-winning singer, actress and dancer Vivian Reed returns with a brand new show, celebrating the 100th year of Lena Horne. The show will include some of Miss Horne's well known songs reinterpreted with Vivian's unique arrangements and vocal stylings, amidst an eclectic lineup of R&B, jazz, gospel and musical theater songs. Through selections from her critically acclaimed Broadway performance in Bubbling Brown Sugar, as well as from Three Mo' Divas, her concerts and international nightclub appearances, the two-time Tony Award nominee — who is the recipient of a Drama Desk Award, a Theatre World Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award, among others — pays tribute to the people who have had a profound effect on her career. Accompanied by two pianists, a bassist, a drummer and three background singers, her high-energy show also features special guests. It's an evening you'll neve... (read more)

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or three years running, The REC (Royaltie Entertainment Company) has hosted the best poetry jam session in New York City! "The Poet WILL Be Televised!" will hold a special event on every second Wednesday at Silvana! Hosted by hip-hop artist Baxter P Wordsworth, "The Poet WILL Be Televised" pays homage to Gil Scott Heron, iconic for the world-renowned poem "The Revolution Will Not be Televised." We allow poets, spoken word and hip hop artists, and neo-soul singers to come together with a live band to improvise their written word in a new, fresh way. If you would like to perform during the open mic, please remember, TRACKS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT THIS EVENT! The live band will be happy to assist you in any musical stylings you may desire. For more information:

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