Spend your lunchbreak listening to the Gotham Jazzmen and find yourself transported to a simpler time, where melodies swing and using your "library voice" does not apply. Free admission, doors open at 11:45 am.
Rush Hour Music In Mr. Morgan’s Library This new “rush hour” series features celebrated artists performing Baroque to contemporary chamber music and jazz in the intimate and sumptuous surroundings of Mr. Morgan's Library. All concerts last approximately one hour. Music of Obsession David Leisner, guitar Works by de Falla, Angelo Gilardino, Philip Glass, David Leisner, David Del Tredici, Villa-Lobos, and Schubert SOLD OUT
Join us for part two of two nights on Hip-Hop and Jazz: A Crossroads of Chance curated by harpist Brandee Younger, a leading voice on the life and music of both Alice Coltrane and Dorothy Ashby. In addition to her work in classical and jazz, Younger, whose first major recording was on a Bad Boy Records artists' album in 2006, has made hip-hop a major part of her career. This evening will include a live performance by Brandee Younger and her band focusing on the music of harpists Dorothy Ashby and artist herself.
Internationally acclaimed and Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Keyon Harrold will share his personal journey of how jazz and hip hop influenced his evolution as a musician. Join us for a live performance and conversation with the artist, followed by an audience Q&A. Bio: Raised from the fires of (now infamous) Ferguson, Missouri, Keyon Harrold has developed a reputation as one of the world’s most sought-after, emotionally-electric young trumpeters on the scene. A graduate from the illustrious Mannes Jazz Program at the New School University, Harrold is an eclectic trumpeter/music producer/arranger/songwriter who has been featured on nearly 100 albums ranging from jazz and R&B to pop, gospel, blues, and hip hop. Harrold has toured, recorded with, or produced for some of the world’s best artists and ensembles including Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Common, Erykah Badu, and Lauryn Hill. He also has had numerous musical placements in film and TV including in the Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead, directed by Don Cheadle, where he is featured as the trumpet sound of Don Cheadle playing Miles Davis. His much anticipated second studio album, The Mugician, was released in September 2017. Seating is limited, please RSVP. Event is free and open to the public. BRIC’s Stoop Series welcomes you in for dynamic conversations that connect art, performance, media and other creative fields with big ideas that are important to Brooklynites. The Stoop Series highlights voices we don’t hear enough, creative solutions that deserve more attention, artistic endeavors that make you see the world differently and tools for enhancing your own creativity. Join us on the Stoop–there’s something different every week!
"Perhaps it bears mentioning that The Worst Humans are not what their name implies. The Worst Humans, in fact, are three remarkably talented musicians, doing their best to resurrect New York’s storied underground rock scene. And, by all accounts, they’re doing a hell of a job, as they color outside the lines of traditional pop music. The Brooklyn-based trio is releasing their newest single, “We’re on Drugs,” a poignant and timely commentary on the prevalence of prescription drugs in America. “Perhaps it is something I came to realize through experience, having lived and partied in New York for nearly a decade now,” shares Ian Holubiak, the band’s guitarist and lead vocalist. “I constantly talk to people who are prescribed anti-depressants and the like. And, I too have been prescribed medication to combat mental illness. But the community at large demonizes users, not only those who take prescription medication for one reason or another, but those who use illicit drugs too. We need not put blame on users, nor do we need to judge someone’s character because they use.” Comprised of Holubiak, Steve Conroy (bass), and Chris Corsico (drums), The Worst Humans found their footing at Berlin, which sits beneath 2A, a low-key dive bar on Avenue A in New York City. Berlin has long been a hideout for musicians, artists, and others who choose to live on the fringes of society. The band draws influence from notable 90s grunge bands, as well as legendary jazz singers like Nina Simone. With a strong vision and the unremitting desire to break away from the mainstream, The Worst Humans just happen to be one of the best things going in Brooklyn. “I want us to be a new sound for Brooklyn,” shares Holubiak. “Everyone tells me that L.A. is where the next musical movement will come from. But, not if it’s up to us.”" War Twins has become known for their dynamic live set full of passionate energy, rock n' roll soul and deep electronics. A growing buzz has taken them from their hometowns on the east coast to a string of successful nationwide tours and their new home in Los Angeles. The duo was founded by singer/songwriter Gaetana and drummer/producer James Grey. Beginning in early 2013, the band built a bed in the back of a ‘98 Plymouth Voyager, and promoted their first demo on a tour that took them to over eighty cities. Since, they've performed close to 500 shows across the country to date. Most recently, War Twins has supported international acts such as Wolf Alice, Alien Ant Farm and Filter, with additional performances at SXSW, Catskill Chill, Slingshot and other festivals....
With drummer Dan Brubeck, bassist Chris Brubeck, guitarist Mike DeMicco, and pianist Chuck Lamb “Once again, the [Brubeck Brothers Quartet] attains that rarefied level where music is both relaxed and expressive, and their joy in its creation is contagious.” - AllAboutJazz Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola welcome the Brubeck Brothers Quartet, comprised of members of one of America’s most accomplished musical families. Dan and Chris Brubeck, along with Mike DeMicco and Chuck Lamb, form a dynamic quartet that performs a seriously hard-swinging set. The quartet’s style is rooted in straight-ahead jazz, but their concerts reveal an inherent ability to explore and play with odd time signatures, while naturally integrating the influences of funk, blues, and world music.
Lee Taylor is a singer, actress and writer based in Brooklyn, NY. She is active across the United States, performing at venues including the Blue Note and Lincoln Center in New York, the O'Shaughnessy Theatre in Minneapolis, and Playhouse on the Square in Memphis. In 2016 she founded an all female soul, blues, and jazz band called Frilucha. They have a monthly residency with Dyke Bar Takeover in New York City. Her prose and poetry is published in a biannual zine entitled, "Feminism not Chickenshit." Photo: Monty Shane
Quiz night at the pilot prizes for winning team every Tuesday at 8 PM THE PARLOUR BAR & RESTURANT , 3 full bars , 13 tv screens , 2 floors , restaurant, cocktails 3 dartboards , pool table , beer pong , Monday - jazz night downstairs, 7,30PM Tuesday- Quiz night , 8 PM Wednesday- Karaoke, 10 PM Thursday - Student night ,$5 WELL $5 WINE $5 BEERS Friday DJ & live music call for info , Saturday DJ & live music call for info , Sunday - Open mic night downstairs 8 PM & Karaoke upstairs in main bar 10 pm Great food and Excellent staff , private party and function rooms available...
Wolfgang Voigt, born in 1961 in Cologne, Germany, is an artist, music producer, label owner and one of the co-founders of the Cologne-based electronica and techno label Kompakt. Grown up and socialized in the pop sub-culture of the 1970s and 1980s, Voigt has developed his own art and sound that cross genres, mixing music styles such as glam rock, pop, jazz, classic, punk, and new wave, and art movements such as pop art and the Neue Wilde (the ‘New Wild Ones’). In the late 1980s, he caught acid house fever, and since then Voigt has committed himself uncompromisingly to the straight (techno music) bass drum. Inspired by the minimalist structures of this music, Voigt works around the most diverse facets of his own ideas of subversive concept disco music. He understands this kind of contemporary music as a non-verbal, international musical language in which origin, status, or rock-stardom are no longer relevant. Voigt’s contribution to the various global techno ‘dialects’ (Chicago, Detroit, Berlin, Frankfurt…) is Cologne minimal techno, of which he is considered to be the most important pioneer. Working under many different project names and pseudonyms (e.g. Mike Ink, Studio1, M:I:5, GAS, Love Inc., Freiland, Wassermann…), Wolfgang Voigt has continuously varied his own, unmistakable music style from the onset of the 1990s, spanning the spectrum from creating experimental and unusual hybrids by combining elements of techno with German Schlager and folk music, to pioneering, austere minimalistic concept techno series such as Studio1, a series that was limited to 10 vinyl releases, the cover of each bearing a plain color design without any text. In 1996, his pop techno album Love Inc. - Life’s a Gas based on historical pop citations (samples), was named ‘Album of the Year’ by the renowned music magazine Spex. His project GAS, an intoxicatingly sinister work of sound art based on highly condensed classical sound sources, thrilled a global audience far beyond the traditional electronica and techno music scenes. By combining abstract nature sounds with strings and brass alongside GAS’s minimalist cover designs incorporating photographs he took in the forest, Voigt shows his strong affinity for Romanticism and portrays the forest as a mysterious or melancholic place. The accompanying text reads: “GAS fantasizes about a sound body ranging somewhere between Schönberg and Kraftwerk, between bugle and bass drum. GAS is Wagner in the guise of glam rock, Hansel and Gretel on acid. An endless march through the undergrowth—into the disco—of an imaginary, misty forest.” In...
Jazz Night Every Tuesday from 8-11! Enjoy some sultry and smooth live jazz music. Some nights are an open jam session! $5 draft beer all night FREE
The Ross Kratter Jazz Orchestra was founded by bass player, composer, and arranger Ross Kratter in 2010. Kratter’s compositions and arrangements, heavily influenced by Thad Jones, Bob Brookmeyer, Charles Mingus, Sy Johnson, and others, make up the majority of the band’s book; the rest of it is comprised of arrangements and compositions from other members of the band. The band, comprised of members of the Mike Stern Band, Arturo O’Farrill's Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, Victor Wooten Band, Postmodern Jukebox, Streetlight Manifesto, various Broadway show orchestras, and many more, has played all over New York to sold-out audiences since its founding in 2010.Ross Kratter is a bassist and composer based in New York. He is equally at home on string bass and electric bass, both fretted and fretless, 4, 5, and 6 string. While primarily known as a jazz musician, he is equally comfortable in any and all styles of music. Ross has performed with such notable and varied artists as Joshua Redman, the Drifters, Bob Franceschini, Victor Wooten, Bob Reynolds, Mike Longo’s New York State of the Art Jazz Ensemble, Randy Johnston, Badal Roy, Joe Alterman, Domenick Allen, Scott Record, Frank Lacy, the Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Sextet, Allen Vizzutti, and many more. In addition to his work as a bassist, Ross is also in demand as a composer and arranger. He is the musical director, arranger, and bassist for vocal jazz quartet Transitory, among much other freelance work. He also serves as a musical director for P&O Cruises.Ross has had the opportunity to study bass with Mike Richmond, Ron McClure, Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, Anthony Wellington, Felix Pastorius, and John DeWitt. He has studied composition and arranging with Rich Shemaria and improvisation with Mike Stern.Ross Kratter is a La Bella Strings artist and uses Phil Jones Bass amplifiers and cabinets.www.rosskratter.comhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNR9-Rson1M
Steve Smith "Groove: Blue" Organ Trio Tony Monaco & Vinny Valentino This precious jewel of a trio sprung from a 2011 chance encounter in Jakarta. Drummer Steve Smith and guitarist Vinny Valentino were playing the Java Jazz Festival one evening when they heard the wild swinging electric organ of Tony Monaco. They spent the rest of the night jamming joined by George Benson and Roy Hargrove. To get a sense of the style think of the classic Blue Note organ trios of the 1960s, injected effortlessly into contemporary original compositions and standards. Massachusetts native Steve Smith went from garage bands to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston before touring with jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty and joining the classic rock band Journey, with whom he toured the world for nine years, recording "Escape" (1981) and "Frontiers" (1983) which produced numerous Top 40 hits. Smith’s “Vital Information,” became the focus of his jazz attention after leaving Journey but he also performed or recorded with Mariah Carey, Bryan Adams, Larry Coryell, Randy Brecker, Mike Stern, and others. In 2001, Modern Drummer Magazine added Smith to the list of the 25 best drummers of all time. Vinny Valentino has worked with jazz greats John Patitucci and Steve Gadd. In 2006, he joined Steve Smith’s Vital Information and quickly established himself as a driving creative force in the group. Despite successful collaborations with Mel Lewis, Jon Faddis, Pat Martino, and Russell Malone, Ohio native Tony Monaco has long been celebrated among jazz insiders only. “Groove: Blue" confirms his status as an unsung hero of the Hammond B3.
Our performer of the night is going to be Flying Robin Project, NYC based band. Flying Robin Project is Pop-infused blend of RnB and Jazz. The project is led by singer/songwriter Robin Kevin Daniel Grasso, a versatile musician born and raised in Napoli, Italy.
La Familia Sextet's music is a perfect example of how the marriage of Afro-Caribbean rhythm and the harmonic structure and improvisational nature of jazz continues to remain fresh, exhilarating and timeless. Check them out as they perform at the Nuyorican! Tickets $10, $7 with Student ID.
Four Tet is the experimental electronic sensation who has collaborated with artists such as Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and jazz drummer Steve Reid. He’s remixed hits from Aphex Twin, Explosions in the Sky, Black Sabbath, Sia, and more. Known for his work with post-rock band Fridge, Four Tet’s solo work lifts samples from hip-hop, electronica, techno, jazz, and folk mixed with his guitar. Notable for its rich, organic sounds and harmonious melodies, Four Tet’s music eschews the traditional pop-song format and thrusts his audiences into the abstract.