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178 free (and almost free) concerts in New York City (NYC)


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In New York City (NYC) you don't have to spend a dime to listen to good music, as free concerts abound in New York whether it is Summer or Winter, Spring or Fall. Just take a look at the concert schedule below.

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With: Isaac ben Ayala has performed and recorded with many notable bands and greats - from Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Louis Bellson, Leon Thomas, Frank Foster, David Murray, James Spaulding, Roy Hargrove, and Wynton Marsalis, to The New York City Ballet, The Sultans of Swing, The Donald Byrd Dance Company and Joe Piscipo. He has scored numerous films and can be heard on the piano in Dave Chappelle’s Block Party (2006), Evening (2007) with actresses Meryl Streep and Glenn Close, The Mark Twain Prize Honors - Billy Crystal (2007), Bill Cosby (2009) and Carol Burnett (2013), and Denzel Washington’s The Great Debaters (2008). In addition, he was the solo and show pianist for the Apollo Club in Harlem’s show featuring Maurice Hines (2014).
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Tue, Jul 26
12:30 pm

Free
Concerts, July 26, 2016, 07/26/2016, Piano in the Park
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Take Norah Jones’ tone, Fiona Apple’s growl, and Ani Difranco’s honesty – and you’ve got Aly Tadros. The Brooklyn-based songstress has performed over 900 shows in 10 countries since her 2009 debut. Her unique folk-stylings can be traced everywhere from her Egyptian roots, to the traditional Mexican vihuela she uses on stage. Aly has been featured in USAToday.com, Interview Magazine, Paste, MTV Buzzworthy and TEDxYouth. This fall she will release her third album, “Hungry Ghost,” produced by Kevin Salem (Rachael Yamagata, Yo La Tango).
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Jul 26
12:30 pm

Free
Concerts, July 26, 2016, 07/26/2016, Aly Tadros,  Songstress with Unique Folk Stylings
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Lauded by MTV as one of  2014’s “15 Fresh Females Who Will Rule Pop,” multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Kate Davis can croon rootsy ballads or pluck bright riffs from her bass. Alternating between achingly soulful and flippantly funny, Kate’s songwriting combines ranging sonic textures with an anecdotal knack. Her lyrics are novel and rhapsodic, cutting through the clichés and trivia of pop parlance to deliver something honest and truly perceptive. She’s performed at The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall. DJ from 5 p.m. Live Music begins at 6:30 p.m. DJ following the set until 8:30 p.m.
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Tue, Jul 26
5:00 pm

Free
Concerts, July 26, 2016, 07/26/2016, Pop music with Kate Davis: fresh spin on the standards and her own lush tracks
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12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. – Stiletta (dynamic female vocal group led by a beatboxer)1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. – Courtnee Roze The Musical (fusion percussion driven band)
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Wed, Jul 27
12:00 pm

Free
Concerts, July 27, 2016, 07/27/2016, Lunchtime Concert: Stiletta / Courtnee Roze The Musical
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With: Isaac ben Ayala has performed and recorded with many notable bands and greats - from Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Louis Bellson, Leon Thomas, Frank Foster, David Murray, James Spaulding, Roy Hargrove, and Wynton Marsalis, to The New York City Ballet, The Sultans of Swing, The Donald Byrd Dance Company and Joe Piscipo. He has scored numerous films and can be heard on the piano in Dave Chappelle’s Block Party (2006), Evening (2007) with actresses Meryl Streep and Glenn Close, The Mark Twain Prize Honors - Billy Crystal (2007), Bill Cosby (2009) and Carol Burnett (2013), and Denzel Washington’s The Great Debaters (2008). In addition, he was the solo and show pianist for the Apollo Club in Harlem’s show featuring Maurice Hines (2014).
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Wed, Jul 27
12:30 pm

Free
Concerts, July 27, 2016, 07/27/2016, Piano in the Park
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Midday Jazz is an ongoing jazz program for the midtown community. Today: Hilary Kole, Vocalist
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Wed, Jul 27
1:00 pm

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Concerts, July 27, 2016, 07/27/2016, Midday Jazz
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Sinkane with soul music! A universal sound, uniting rhythm and styles of the world.DJ from 5 p.m. Live Music begins at 6:30 p.m. DJ following the set until 8:30 p.m.
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Wed, Jul 27
5:00 pm

Free
Concerts, July 27, 2016, 07/27/2016, Fusion of krautrock, free jazz, funk rock and Sudanese pop
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Featuring a total of over 75 accordionists, as well as bandoneon/bayan/concertina/harmonium-players, representing a vast spectrum of musical genres from many corners of the globe. Eva Salina – Balkan Laren Droll – Cajun + Zydeco Papa Bavarian – German Oktoberfest Peter Flint – Ragtime + Classical Foncho Castellar – Colombian Cumbia + Vallenato Madeline Solomon – Children’s SongsTakes place July 6, 13, 19, and 27.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, Jul 27
6:00 pm

Free
Concerts, July 27, 2016, 07/27/2016, Accordions Around the World
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Known as a movement celebrating the creativity and freedom in alternative black culture and described by the New York Times as America’s “most multicultural festival,” AFROPUNK presents a concert full of powerful women. Included in this stellar lineup is the fiercely individualistic singer-songwriter Alice Smith, known as much for her high-octane vocals as for her stunning stage presence. SATE is a powerhouse vocalist and songwriter who is determined to keep the fire of hard rock ablaze with her bluesy raunch and stomping power chords. And the good-natured strut favored by The VeeVees balances an affection for outlandish theatrics and garage-rock revivalism.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Jul 27
7:00 pm

Free
Concerts, July 27, 2016, 07/27/2016, Punk Sounds: Alice Smith / SATE / The VeeVees
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Dreamy ballads and folk songs are shaped into dramatic arcs with Appalachian twang in Dane Terry’s delightful brand of one-man music theater. Hailed for his original productions at the Public Theater and La MaMa, Terry’s songs traverse an enormous emotional range that manage a winning wryness even amidst the deepest melancholia. Expect poignant wisdom leavened by memorable hooks and delivered with captivating showmanship.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Jul 27
7:00 pm

Free
Concerts, July 27, 2016, 07/27/2016, Dane Terry, Balladeer and Folk Singer
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This summer, Brooklyn Bodega brings some of New York’s most exciting musicians to the Bridge Grooves music series.Larry Harlow and DJ Ray Suave team up for a concert that’s sure to get you out of your seat!Enjoy the sunset, the view, and of course, the music.
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Wed, Jul 27
7:00 pm

Free
Concerts, July 27, 2016, 07/27/2016, Bridge Grooves: Larry Harlow
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Dendê is a percussionist, singer, composer, bandleader, teacher, and multi-instrumentalist. He’s been a professional musician since the ag of 14, when he appeared in the frontline of Timbalada, Carlinhos Brown’s superstar percussion ensemble. Since 2001, he’s been developing his solo career, splitting his time between the US and Bahia. Now on their second album, Dendê & Band have cultivated a unique sound where Afro-Brazilian traditions like samba de roda and candomble have been seemlessly melded with world rhythms like rumba, afrobeat and mbalax. Dendê and Band have recently performed at venues such as the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles; the KW Latinfest in Ontario, Canada; the Penang World Music Festival inMalaysia; Summerdance in Chicago and the Chile Pepper Fiesta at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Jul 27
7:00 pm

Free
Concerts, July 27, 2016, 07/27/2016, Dendê and Band: Unique Afro-Brazilian Sounds
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Jazz diva Catherine Russell, a staple at Jazz at Lincoln Center, is joined by vocalists Brianna Thomas and Charenee Wade to pay impassioned tribute to the great female blues singers of the 1920s: Bessie Smith, Mamie Smith, Ma Rainey, and Ethel Waters. They are backed by a seven-piece band, led by pianist Mark Shane.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jul 28
12:00 pm

Free
Concerts, July 28, 2016, 07/28/2016, Ladies Sing The Blues Concert
Jazz |
Grab your lunch for special lunchtime performances by The New School for Jazz. Let these incredible artists provide the soundtrack for your meal while enjoying the park's beauty. Every Thursday from June 16-August 11.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jul 28
12:00 pm

Free
Concerts, July 28, 2016, 07/28/2016, Lunchtime Jazz
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The best of musicals on and off Broadway showcase their hits, plus lots of surprises from other Broadway shows. Hosted by LiteFM DJs. Performances to be announced. Every Thursday from July 7-August 11.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jul 28
12:30 pm

Free
Concerts, July 28, 2016, 07/28/2016, Broadway in the Park
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With: Isaac ben Ayala has performed and recorded with many notable bands and greats - from Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Louis Bellson, Leon Thomas, Frank Foster, David Murray, James Spaulding, Roy Hargrove, and Wynton Marsalis, to The New York City Ballet, The Sultans of Swing, The Donald Byrd Dance Company and Joe Piscipo. He has scored numerous films and can be heard on the piano in Dave Chappelle’s Block Party (2006), Evening (2007) with actresses Meryl Streep and Glenn Close, The Mark Twain Prize Honors - Billy Crystal (2007), Bill Cosby (2009) and Carol Burnett (2013), and Denzel Washington’s The Great Debaters (2008). In addition, he was the solo and show pianist for the Apollo Club in Harlem’s show featuring Maurice Hines (2014).
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Thu, Jul 28
12:30 pm

Free
Concerts, July 28, 2016, 07/28/2016, Piano in the Park
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Melody + Word is a lunchtime series featuring some of the best upcoming singer-songwriters from an array of genres.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jul 28
12:30 pm

Free
Concerts, July 28, 2016, 07/28/2016, Melody + Word: An Exploration in Song featuring Rachel Kilgour
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Outdoor concert featuring Oxford University Jazz Orchestra.
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Thu, Jul 28
12:30 pm

Free
Concerts, July 28, 2016, 07/28/2016, Jazz on the Plaza
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Having honed her molasses-rich voice in Chicago gospel groups and at the Berklee College of Music, this Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter has fashioned her own brand of adventurous pop that blends folk and soul textures. Whether she’s exploring funk or crooning over acoustic guitar, Woods is a bewitching performer who has shared the stage with Bilal, Roy Hargrove, Emily King, and her brother, Solo Woods, who will be joining her for this performance.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jul 28
7:00 pm

Free
Concerts, July 28, 2016, 07/28/2016, Jaime Woods, Pop Singer-Songwriter
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The Brooklyn-based singer Gregory Porter showcases “outstanding original songs, erudite lyrics and social comment, top drawer musicianship and improvisation, and a voice to die for” (Jazz Wise) — qualities that led L’Express to call him “the next great voice in jazz.” Multi-reedist Marcus Strickland and his electrifying band Twi-Life set the tone. The songs on Strickland’s recent Blue Note/Revive debut Nihil Novi, produced by Meshell Ndegeocello and released earlier this year, offer an “array of styles, harmonic textures, and dynamics, and reveal his preoccupation with hip-hop beatmaking.” (AllMusic)
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Thu, Jul 28
7:30 pm

Free
Concerts, July 28, 2016, 07/28/2016, Jazz: Gregory Porter / Marcus Strickland and Twi-Life
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With influences ranging from African folk melodies and desert blues to jazz, pop, reggae, funk, and soul, an evening with songwriter, guitarist, and singer Daby Touré is true global adventure. Born in Mauritania, raised in Senegal, and a longtime resident of Paris, he is a citizen of the world in perpetual reconfiguration. A musical and linguistic polyglot, Touré creates an elegant sonic mixture that merges the linguistic inflections of the six languages he speaks. His music is a puzzle whose pieces, once assembled, form a comprehensive map of the world. It builds bridges between cultures, crossing borders and giving life to a poetic language and a universal sound. His live performances are joy-filled affairs, fueled by his infectious love of music.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jul 28
7:30 pm

Free
Concerts, July 28, 2016, 07/28/2016, Daby Touré, Songwriter, Guitarist and Singer
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Released in 2015, James Bay's first album, Chaos and the Calm, has done a slow burn on the US charts but contains the hit songs "Hold Back the River" and "Let It Go." Attendees are advised to arrive early.
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Fri, Jul 29
7:00 am

Free
Concerts, July 29, 2016, 07/29/2016, James Bay, British Singer-Songwriter
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With: Isaac ben Ayala has performed and recorded with many notable bands and greats - from Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Louis Bellson, Leon Thomas, Frank Foster, David Murray, James Spaulding, Roy Hargrove, and Wynton Marsalis, to The New York City Ballet, The Sultans of Swing, The Donald Byrd Dance Company and Joe Piscipo. He has scored numerous films and can be heard on the piano in Dave Chappelle’s Block Party (2006), Evening (2007) with actresses Meryl Streep and Glenn Close, The Mark Twain Prize Honors - Billy Crystal (2007), Bill Cosby (2009) and Carol Burnett (2013), and Denzel Washington’s The Great Debaters (2008). In addition, he was the solo and show pianist for the Apollo Club in Harlem’s show featuring Maurice Hines (2014).
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Fri, Jul 29
12:30 pm

Free
Concerts, July 29, 2016, 07/29/2016, Piano in the Park
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Kick off the weekend with some local sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Jul 29
7:00 pm

Free
Concerts, July 29, 2016, 07/29/2016, Freshen Up Friday Concert
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Hailed for his ability to channel the good-time feel of vintage soul styles, Reed is currently celebrating his fifth album, the gospel-tinged My Way Home. With his falsetto flights, propulsive guitar playing, and crisp work as a bandleader, this soul music revivalist will bring the same energy that he’s displayed at the Montreux Jazz Festival and SXSW.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Jul 29
7:00 pm

Free
Concerts, July 29, 2016, 07/29/2016, Eli 'Paperboy' Reed, Soul Music Revivalist
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The multiple Grammy-winning Beninoise superstar and Brooklynite Angelique Kidjo, “Africa’s premier diva,” (Time Magazine) dives headlong into the music of the Queen of Salsa in this unforgettable event, which features guest musicians like the outstanding Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martinez. Since arriving in NYC in 1999, the Cuban saxophonist, percussionist, and composer Yosvany Terry “has helped redefine Latin Jazz as a complex new idiom.” (NY Times). Terry is here with his blistering quintet, “a jazz band of Cubans that play with magnificent musicianship, passion aplenty with its heart on its sleeve.” (Jazzwise UK)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Jul 29
7:30 pm

Free
Concerts, July 29, 2016, 07/29/2016, Salsa Sounds: Angelique Kidjo's Celia Cruz Tribute / Yosvany Terry Quintet
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In this beat-driven doubleheader, Okayafrica—the source for “all that’s hot and jumping in the new African renaissance”—bridges the funk-infused Afrobeat popularized in 1970s-era Nigeria to the next wave of charttopping African club music. Brooklyn-based ensemble Antibalas opens the show in the pure Afrobeat spirit of the legendary musician and activist Fela Kuti. Then 23-year-old Nigerian artist-producer Davido, who Fader hailed as “the future of African pop,” takes over the stage, injecting his signature electronic “Afrobeats” into an exhilarating blend of traditional African music, hip-hop, funk, and pop.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Jul 29
7:30 pm

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Concerts, July 29, 2016, 07/29/2016, Afrobeat: Okayafrica / Davido / Antibalas
Fri, Jul 29
8:00 pm

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Concerts, July 29, 2016, 07/29/2016, Salsa
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From premier NYC jazz clubs to the underground world of secret speakeasies, Svetlana and The Delancey Five is a "very sweet and naughty" (Jazzlives), "energetic" (Wall Street Journal), "delightful" (WRHU Jazz Radio), Golden Age-inspired swing band. Playing hard swinging 1920s-40s jazz standards as well as charismatic originals, and featuring Svetlana's "fine and graceful" (Jazzlives) "made for jazz" (Streetcredmusic) vocals backed by the band members' harmonizing and virtuoso instrumentals - their tunes are so infectious, they'll steal your heart and sweep you off your feet!
   New York City, NY; NYC
Fri, Jul 29
8:00 pm

Free
Concerts, July 29, 2016, 07/29/2016, Svetlana and The Delancey Five play hard swing from 1920s-1940s
Fri, Jul 29
10:00 pm

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Concerts, July 29, 2016, 07/29/2016, Salsa
Opera |
A live musical recital performed in concert with piano accompaniment. The musical program is cosponsored with New York Opera Forum which was founded by Richard Nechamkin in 1983 to give classically trained singers the opportunity to learn and perform standard operatic repertoire in the original languages.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Jul 30
1:00 pm

Free
Concerts, July 30, 2016, 07/30/2016, CANCELLED New York Opera Forum performs Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro
Classical Music Concert |
The concert is at the coolest classical music concerts location in New York City. Program and musicians TBA.Every Saturday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sat, Jul 30
4:00 pm

Free
Concerts, July 30, 2016, 07/30/2016, Concert on Water: Classical Music
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The threads of our past never unravel, they hover like invisible webs, occasionally glistening due to a sly angle of the sun. On Multi-Love, Unknown Mortal Orchestra frontman and multi-instrumentalist Ruban Nielson reflects on relationships: airy, humid longing, loss, the geometry of desire that occurs when three people align. Where Nielson addressed the pain of being alone on II, Multi-Love takes on the complications of being together. While in college Lorely Rodriguez, aka Empress Of, began sketching out a new song idea everyday, making a scrappy home-recording, and posting 1-minute YouTube videos she called “colorminutes” — little snippets of her gorgeous, ethereal pop songs set to different color screens. The mysteriousness intrigued certain corners of the underground music world and on blogs. Klaus Johann Grobe have a new record out which is called Spagat der Liebe. They will also tour through the United States and Germany this spring. They will play new songs, bring too many keyboards and gute Laune.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Jul 30
6:00 pm

to 10:00 pm

Free
Concerts, July 30, 2016, 07/30/2016, New Voices of Pop: Unknown Mortal Orchestra / Empress Of / Klaus Johann Grobe
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Along with A Tribe Called Quest, Digable Planets did more to connect hip-hop with jazz — and put forward a positive, cerebral form of the genre — than any other group. Their 1990s masterpieces Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space) and Blowout Comb — a love letter to Fort Greene which Pitchfork said “made a proto-crate-digging approach feel completely organic, and integrated with their broader goal of deepening rap’s connection to music history” — remain two of rap’s greatest and most original records. The classic Bronx duo Camp Lo have the opening honors. Comprised of Sonny Cheeba and Geechi Suede, the group formed in 1995 and have produced a steady stream of critically acclaimed (if publicly underappreciated) music ever since, collaborating along the way with the likes of De La Soul, Aesop Rock, Will Smith, and Pete Rock along the way. Their most recent record is last year’s Ragtime Hightimes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Jul 30
7:30 pm

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Concerts, July 30, 2016, 07/30/2016, Hip-Hop: Digable Planets / Camp Lo
Sat, Jul 30
8:00 pm

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Concerts, July 30, 2016, 07/30/2016, Guitarist who performed with top rock artists
Sat, Jul 30
8:00 pm

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Concerts, July 30, 2016, 07/30/2016, Salsa, rumba
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Music of Mozart, Sondheim, Poulenc, Barber, Adele, Al Jolson, and many more - as sung by students of Cathy "Ms. Kitty" Lawrence. There will be songs, old and new. The NY Troubadours perform acoustic arrangements of hits of the 30s to present day. With guest singers/pianists offering musical theater, opera, and pop selections by composers ranging from Mozart to Sondheim.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Jul 30
9:00 pm

Free
Concerts, July 30, 2016, 07/30/2016, Ms. Kitty's Cabaret, Featuring The NY Troubadours
Sat, Jul 30
10:00 pm

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Concerts, July 30, 2016, 07/30/2016, Salsa, rumba
Sun, Jul 31
12:30 pm

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Concerts, July 31, 2016, 07/31/2016, Samba, jazz, and more
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Nice and Smooth is a hip hop duo from New York that consists of Greg Nice (Greg Mays) and Smooth B (Daryl Barnes). The duo released four albums from the late 1980s to the mid 1990s. Their biggest radio fame came from “Sometimes I Rhyme Slow…,” from the group’s second album, Ain’t a Damn Thing Changed, released in 1991. Born Antonia’ Reed in Philadelphia, Bahamadia was first introduced to hip hop culture as a DJ spinning at local house parties in the 80’s. A writer at heart, Bahamadia honed her skills as a poet and emcee with superior rhyme and delivery skills. Her work has been featured in electronic, progressive, jazz and experimental genres. Bahamadia’s eclecticism secured her rise to prominence on the hip hop and world music scene in the 90’s. The first human beatbox in the rap world, and still the best of all time, Doug E. Fresh amazed audiences with his note-perfect imitations of drum machines, effects, and often large samples of hip-hop classics. His introduction to most hip-hop fans came with his astonishing performance in Beat Street behind the Treacherous Three.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Jul 31
2:00 pm

to 7:00 pm

Free
Concerts, July 31, 2016, 07/31/2016, Rock Steady Crew's 39th Anniversary
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Descended from a long line of revered Afro-Cuban musicians, master percussionist and Havana native Joaquín "El Pulpo" Pozo, is known for his unique style, a melodic approach to four-conga drumming which is identified by its percussive inventiveness and authentically African approach of making the drums "talk." As a composer and band director, Pozo leads his tight ensemble on a journey which melds the traditional sounds of Cuba – rumba and son – with the more modern jazz, creating a singular sound which mesmerizes audiences through the rigor and playfulness of the music.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sun, Jul 31
2:00 pm

Free
Concerts, July 31, 2016, 07/31/2016, Joaquin Pozo, Master Percussionist from Cuba
Sun, Jul 31
5:00 pm

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Concerts, July 31, 2016, 07/31/2016, Motown, Soul, Funk and Dance Music
Sun, Jul 31
6:00 pm

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Concerts, July 31, 2016, 07/31/2016, Bossa Nova
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Galvanized by song and the voices of Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Gilberto Gil, Roy Brown, and many others, the Civil Rights Movement fought to address the inequities faced by communities of African descent. In the 21st century, there is still a vital need to revitalize the spirit of social justice through songs of freedom. Tonight, the healing and empowering nature of music shines on in the Jamaican-accented soul of Ky-Mani Marley and the bright fusion of rock, funk, soul, and reggae from Bronx-based band Finotee.
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Sun, Jul 31
7:00 pm

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Concerts, July 31, 2016, 07/31/2016, Songs of Freedom: Ky-Mani Marley / Finotee
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Creating across continents and dividing her time between Accra, Copenhagen and New York City, singer-songwriter Jojo Abot's emergence onto the global music scene marks the genesis of an exciting new talent and sound. Presenting the best of multiple worlds, her music is truly a cultural and musical sonic fusion, a perfect and growing melting pot.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Jul 31
7:00 pm

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Concerts, July 31, 2016, 07/31/2016, Jojo Abot, Singer-Songwriter Crossing Cultural Boundaries
Sun, Jul 31
7:30 pm

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Concerts, July 31, 2016, 07/31/2016, Motown, Soul, Funk and Dance Music
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With: Dan Manjovi is an award-winning musician, singer and composer, and a New York favorite. His song Somethin's Comin' My Way is featured in the film and soundtrack to the 2009 Oscar-award winning Lionsgate film Precious. His songs, music, and arrangements have been performed by Grace Hightower, Michael Feinstein, and Donna Summer, among others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Aug 1
12:30 pm

Free
Concerts, August 01, 2016, 08/01/2016, Piano in the Park
Mon, Aug 1
9:30 pm

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Concerts, August 01, 2016, 08/01/2016, Tribute to a Cuban megaband
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With: Dan Manjovi is an award-winning musician, singer and composer, and a New York favorite. His song Somethin's Comin' My Way is featured in the film and soundtrack to the 2009 Oscar-award winning Lionsgate film Precious. His songs, music, and arrangements have been performed by Grace Hightower, Michael Feinstein, and Donna Summer, among others.
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Tue, Aug 2
12:30 pm

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Concerts, August 02, 2016, 08/02/2016, Piano in the Park
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Program:Joaquín Turina (1882-1949) La Oración del Torero, “The Bullfighter’s Prayer” Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) Selection of MadrigalsPierre Jalbert (1967-) String TheoryWitold Lutoslawski (1913-94) Five Folk Melodies Antonín Dvořák Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22 Some of the most enjoyable and revelatory musical experiences happen when musicians get together for fun rather than work. That’s exactly what you can expect at every ECCO concert—music played with total involvement and passion from musicians who thrive on the pure joy and camaraderie of classical music making. The members of this democratically‐run, self-conducted chamber orchestra are colleagues and friends from leading conservatories and music festivals across the country. They are soloists, chamber musicians, principals of major American orchestras, and GRAMMY award winners who play with the symphony orchestras of Minnesota, San Francisco, Chicago, St. Louis, Seattle and Boston among others. Members also play with the Enso, Jasper, Johannes, Jupiter, and Parker Quartets, as well as the Horszowski Trio, Trio Cavatina, Sejong Soloists, Time for Three, and Chamber Music Society II.
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Tue, Aug 2
7:30 pm

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Concerts, August 02, 2016, 08/02/2016, East Coast Chamber Orchestra perform works by Monteverdi, Dvorak, Turina
Tue, Aug 2
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Concerts, August 02, 2016, 08/02/2016, Blues with a Twist
Tue, Aug 2
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Concerts, August 02, 2016, 08/02/2016, Blues with a Twist
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Opera for the people.
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Wed, Aug 3
12:00 pm

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Concerts, August 03, 2016, 08/03/2016, Lunchtime Concert: Opera Collective
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With: Dan Manjovi is an award-winning musician, singer and composer, and a New York favorite. His song Somethin's Comin' My Way is featured in the film and soundtrack to the 2009 Oscar-award winning Lionsgate film Precious. His songs, music, and arrangements have been performed by Grace Hightower, Michael Feinstein, and Donna Summer, among others.
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Wed, Aug 3
12:30 pm

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Concerts, August 03, 2016, 08/03/2016, Piano in the Park
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Featuring a total of over 75 accordionists, as well as bandoneon/bayan/concertina/harmonium-players, representing a vast spectrum of musical genres from many corners of the globe. Eva Salina – Balkan Laren Droll – Cajun + Zydeco Papa Bavarian – German Oktoberfest Peter Flint – Ragtime + Classical Foncho Castellar – Colombian Cumbia + Vallenato Madeline Solomon – Children’s SongsTakes place August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31.
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Wed, Aug 3
6:00 pm

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Concerts, August 03, 2016, 08/03/2016, Accordions Around the World
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Program:Anna Thorvaldsdottir New Work (World premiere)Gerald Barry Jabberwocky (U.S. premiere)Performers:The International Contemporary Ensemble (tenor Peter Tantsits and harpist Megan Conley)
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Wed, Aug 3
6:30 pm

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Concerts, August 03, 2016, 08/03/2016, The International Contemporary Ensemble
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Africa Meets India is an innovative convergence of classical Indian raga melody and Traditional Zimbabwean song.
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Wed, Aug 3
7:00 pm

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Concerts, August 03, 2016, 08/03/2016, Brooklyn Raga Massive: Africa Meets India
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Laura Benanti and Jane Krakowski join fellow cast members from the Broadway revival of the classic musical She Loves Me. Joined by show lyricist Sheldon Harnick, there will be live performances followed by CD signing. This is a wristbanded event. Call for details.
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Wed, Aug 3
7:00 pm

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Concerts, August 03, 2016, 08/03/2016, Tony winners Laura Benanti and Jane Krakowski sign copies of the CD She Loves Me
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Grab your lunch for special lunchtime performances by The New School for Jazz. Let these incredible artists provide the soundtrack for your meal while enjoying the park's beauty. Every Thursday from June 16-August 11.
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Thu, Aug 4
12:00 pm

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Concerts, August 04, 2016, 08/04/2016, Lunchtime Jazz
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Legendary entertainer Dee Dee Bridgewater has won a great many things, among them: three Grammy Awards for her work as a jazz vocalist, a Tony Award for her role in The Wiz on Broadway, and the hearts and ears of a nation as the host of NPR’s JazzSet. She is joined by celebrated trumpeter and composer Theo Croker, who is blazing his own sensational path while honoring the legacy of his grandfather, jazz icon Doc Cheatham.
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Thu, Aug 4
12:00 pm

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Concerts, August 04, 2016, 08/04/2016, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Grammy- and Tony-Winning Jazz Vocalist
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The best of musicals on and off Broadway showcase their hits, plus lots of surprises from other Broadway shows. Hosted by LiteFM DJs. Performances to be announced. Every Thursday from July 7-August 11.
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Thu, Aug 4
12:30 pm

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Concerts, August 04, 2016, 08/04/2016, Broadway in the Park
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With: Dan Manjovi is an award-winning musician, singer and composer, and a New York favorite. His song Somethin's Comin' My Way is featured in the film and soundtrack to the 2009 Oscar-award winning Lionsgate film Precious. His songs, music, and arrangements have been performed by Grace Hightower, Michael Feinstein, and Donna Summer, among others.
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Thu, Aug 4
2:00 pm

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Concerts, August 04, 2016, 08/04/2016, Piano in the Park
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The Westerlies will play selections from their upcoming sophomore album highlighting the progression of American classical music including conventional repertoire featuring Ives and Ellington, a variety of traditional gospel and folk songs, as well as original pieces by members of the Westerlies.
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Thu, Aug 4
6:30 pm

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Concerts, August 04, 2016, 08/04/2016, The Westerlies perform works by Ives and Ellington
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This is a dynamic debut series of jazz in the park, featuring an eclectic range of live music by Queens-based musicians. Following each concert, students from LaGuardia Community College will host ‘Tours of the Sky’ with an onsite telescope.
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Thu, Aug 4
6:30 pm

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Concerts, August 04, 2016, 08/04/2016, Jazz in the Park
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Some of NPR’s top on-air talent will be on hand for an evening of interviews and performances with three hand-picked artists. The Record’s Ann Powers talks with singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams, who has spent her celebrated career brewing a potent mix of blues, rock, and country. She’ll close the show with a rousing set of slow-burning soliloquies and driving rock anthems, accented by Louisiana twang, a bluesy growl, and an irrepressible rebellious streak.Bob Boilen of All Songs Considered invites alt-rock darling Thao Nguyen and her band, The Get Down Stay Down, to the stage. This San Francisco–based group, whose most recent album The Man Alive! was produced by Merrill Garbus (tUnE-yArDs), gleefully layers garage rock, synth pop, noise, and funk. Cutting through it all are Thao’s piercing lyrics that often provide a dark counterpoint to the music’s effervescent rhythms and breaks.Alt.Latino hosts Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd present iLe, a.k.a. Ileana Cabra Joglar, who went by PG-13 when she performed with the multiple-Grammy and Latin Grammy–winning Puerto Rican rap group, Calle 13. Four years after her powerhouse rendition of the classic bolero “La Pared” started building buzz for a solo effort, iLe’s debut album, ilevitable, was recently released.
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Thu, Aug 4
7:00 pm

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Concerts, August 04, 2016, 08/04/2016, NPR Music Live in Concert, featuring Lucinda Williams and More
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Producer Eric Vetter brings the popular Uptown Cabaret monthly singers showcase for a special fun-filled evening. Hosted by the multi-talented Alex De Suze, whose background includes acting, directing and singing at venues throughout the NYC-metro area, the show will also include musical director Mark Oleszko.
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Thu, Aug 4
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Concerts, August 04, 2016, 08/04/2016, The Uptown Cabaret: Summer Lovin' Edition
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Exploring common roots and diverging paths of music from the Mississippi delta to the Capibaribe delta in Northeastern Brazil, Deltas spins fresh sonorities from classic blues grooves and baião rhythms. Led by Brazilian musician Dirceu Melo, the band uses a wide range of instruments such as the Turkish baglama, melodica, and guitars with open tuning to forge new 21st-century frontiers for these historically rich musical traditions.
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Thu, Aug 4
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Concerts, August 04, 2016, 08/04/2016, Brasil SummerFest featuring Deltas
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Sam Harris (lead vocals, guitar, saxophone), Casey Harris (keyboards), Noah Feldshuh (guitar) and Adam Levin (drums) make up Ithaca, New York's X Ambassadors.  They have released one album so far, VHS, and had the Top Twenty single "Renegades." Attendees are advised to arrive early.
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Fri, Aug 5
7:00 am

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Concerts, August 05, 2016, 08/05/2016, X Ambassadors, Alternative Rock Band
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Oklahoma country crooner Blake Shelton has released ten CDs since 2001. He has had a slew of country number ones. His latest album is If I'm Honest. Attendees are advised to get there early.
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Fri, Aug 5
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Concerts, August 05, 2016, 08/05/2016, Blake Shelton, Star of The Voice
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With: Dan Manjovi is an award-winning musician, singer and composer, and a New York favorite. His song Somethin's Comin' My Way is featured in the film and soundtrack to the 2009 Oscar-award winning Lionsgate film Precious. His songs, music, and arrangements have been performed by Grace Hightower, Michael Feinstein, and Donna Summer, among others.
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Fri, Aug 5
12:30 pm

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Concerts, August 05, 2016, 08/05/2016, Piano in the Park
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There is no better way to unwind than attending a sunset concert with Brazilian guitarist, singer-songwriter, and onetime member of Boca Livre, Zé Renato. Over his three-decade career, Renato has built a reputation as a guardian of the samba tradition. Beloved by other musicians, specialists, and novices alike (even children!), his songs, such as “Anima” and “Song for a Rainforest,” inhabit that sweet spot between hushed and electric, classic, and smartly modernized.The celebrated duo of drummer and vocalist Vinícius Cantuária and guitarist Ricardo Silveira underlines this program’s focus on adventurous interpretations of Brazilian styles.
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Fri, Aug 5
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Concerts, August 05, 2016, 08/05/2016, Zé Renato, Brazilian Guitarist and Singer
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Chuck Braman Quintet featuring Bill Mobley, trumpet; Dave Riekenberg, tenor Sax, Cecilia Coleman, piano, Noriko Ueda, bass, Chuck Braman, drums
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Fri, Aug 5
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Concerts, August 05, 2016, 08/05/2016, The Chuck Braman Jazz Band
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Originally formed in Brooklyn by the children of reggae legend Denroy Morgan, Morgan Heritage “has inherited the legacy of his influential music.” (Billboard) The band has been going strong since coming together for its first performance at the 1994 Reggae Sunsplash, quickly being dubbed The Royal Family of Reggae and getting signed immediately to MCA. A trio from Anguilla with global ambitions, British Dependency’s “approachable blend of reggae, funk, and pop still has a little edge—much like their satirical moniker. For a three-piece group, they’ve got a big sound.” (LargeUp.com) Their most recent record, Finding Wisdom, was recorded at Tuff Gong in Kingston; it earned them a spot touring with The Wailers last year.
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Fri, Aug 5
7:30 pm

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Concerts, August 05, 2016, 08/05/2016, Reggae Music: Morgan Heritage / British Dependency
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Get ready for guitar exclamations both punchy and profound in this double bill featuring veteran Portland-based singer-songwriter M. Ward and the up-and-coming power pop talent of Margaret Glaspy, whose debut album Emotions and Math was released by ATO Records this summer. Fueled by “a conviction that simple songs can transcend time” (Pitchfork), M. Ward has been a galvanizing force in folk-accented indie songwriting since the early 2000s. Ward and Glaspy’s songs share invigorated traditional structures and potent vocals, but where his songs possess a certain moodiness, she tends to charge her lyrics with defiant sunniness.
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Fri, Aug 5
7:30 pm

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Concerts, August 05, 2016, 08/05/2016, Singer-Songwriters: M. Ward / Margaret Glaspy
Fri, Aug 5
7:30 pm

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Concerts, August 05, 2016, 08/05/2016, Jazz brunch
Fri, Aug 5
10:00 pm

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Concerts, August 05, 2016, 08/05/2016, Dance, laugh, and sing along!
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Melody and narrative are the ties that bind this afternoon program. With a name plucked from a Shakespeare sonnet, Those Pretty Wrongs—comprising Jody Stephens (Big Star) and Luther Russell (The Freewheelers)—craft sun-dappled songs, in which poetry and harmonies soar over acoustic soundscapes. Equipped with “unflinching introspection and Southern Gothic–shaded storytelling” (NPR Music), celebrated singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier excavates poignant songs from a bittersweet life. With their bright, side-by-side harmonies, power pop songstress Kelly Jones and Teddy Thompson (son of British folk-rock icons Richard and Linda Thompson) strike a vintage boy-girl Everlys vibe. Their original songs run the gamut from heartbreaking country ballads to lively rockabilly tunes.
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Sat, Aug 6
1:00 pm

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Concerts, August 06, 2016, 08/06/2016, Americanafest 2016: Those Pretty Wrongs / Mary Gauthier / Kelly Jones and Teddy Thompson
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These soul artists represent the past, present and future of the genre. This is fun, funky music that will keep you movin’ and shakin’ all day long.
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Sat, Aug 6
2:00 pm

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Concerts, August 06, 2016, 08/06/2016, Soul Sounds: William Bell / The James Hunter Six / George Porter Jr and Runnin' Pardners / Jonathan Toubin
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The concert is at the coolest classical music concerts location in New York City. Program and musicians TBA.Every Saturday.
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Sat, Aug 6
4:00 pm

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Concerts, August 06, 2016, 08/06/2016, Concert on Water: Classical Music
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Special tribute to Benny Carter, musician, composer and arranger who occupies a unique place in jazz history. He was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and won a Grammy Award for his solo "Prelude to a Kiss" and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.Performers:Lainie Cooke, vocalsZaccai Curtis, piano Luques Curtis, bassRalph Peterson, drumsMyron Walden, sax
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Sat, Aug 6
4:30 pm

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Concerts, August 06, 2016, 08/06/2016, Celebrating songs of legendary Benny Carter
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Acclaimed for incorporating diverse rhythms and styles into the samba beat, Monobloco was created in 2000 by C.A. Ferrari, Celso Alvim, Mário Moura, Pedro Luís and Sidon Silva as a result of a percussion workshop. Nowadays, the group performs in a yearly parade that closes the carnival festivities and is followed through the streets of Rio de Janeiro by half a million people. Cabruêra is a band showing the other side of Brazil’s rich music scene beyond Bossa and Samba. Based in the dry and barren region of Northeast Brazil, Cabruêra spices up the rural rhythms with all the urban styles you love to groove to. Considered as the “…coolest underground group in that crazy wonderful country.” this band is a journey to an undiscovered music continent. Boogarins’ Fernando “Dino” Almeida and Benke Ferraz began playing music together as teenagers in the central Brazilian city of Goiânia – creating psychedelic pop in their parents’ gardens, filtering their country’s rich musical history through a very modern lens. By the time the group’s home-recorded debut LP, As Plantas Que Curam, was released in late 2013, the band had recruited a proper rhythm section and were developing a name around Goiânia.
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Sat, Aug 6
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Concerts, August 06, 2016, 08/06/2016, Brazilian Sounds: Monobloco / Cabruêra / Boogarins
Sat, Aug 6
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Concerts, August 06, 2016, 08/06/2016, Rock, Roll and Soul music
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With: The Midnight Ramble Band with Dr. John, Lucinda Williams, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, Anderson East, Howard Johnson, and other special guests under the musical direction of Larry Campbell. Also featuring Parker Millsap. Revisit a pivotal moment in the history of American music: the farewell performance by The Band at the Winterland Ballroom in 1976. In a spirit of reverent joy, late Band drummer Levon Helm’s group The Midnight Ramble Band and its longtime musical director Larry Campbell, along with special guests, dig into the original concert’s formidable set list, offering up a veritable map of American roots music.Opening the evening is Parker Millsap, a bright light in the storytelling tradition of American folk music who “uses his inquisitive mind to deploy striking imagery, plot twists, and cultural symbols” (NPR). The Oklahoma native will present his soulful and literary original songs alongside a band that includes fiddle, acoustic bass, and occasional blasts of electric guitar.
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Sat, Aug 6
7:00 pm

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Concerts, August 06, 2016, 08/06/2016, Roots of American Music The Last Waltz 40th Anniversary Celebration
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The unique and ravishingly beautiful The Hubble Cantata combines music, electronics, filmed sequences with rarely seen photographs and footage from the Hubble telescope, and sung poetic movements to transport the audience to the far reaches of the cosmos. A portion of the work, which is composed by Paola Prestini and features film by Eliza McNitt, is designed to be viewed in virtual reality — VR headsets will be given out on site. The innovative trio Tigue opens: half new music ensemble, half art-rock band, they unite a homegrown ethos and conservatory precision to create something magical. The group’s debut album Peaks is “an imaginative, distinctive, hypnotic yet kinetic blend of indie classical, minimalism, post-rock and drone music.” (New York Music Daily).
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Sat, Aug 6
7:30 pm

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Concerts, August 06, 2016, 08/06/2016, Experimental Sounds: The Hubble Cantata / Tigue
Sat, Aug 6
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Concerts, August 06, 2016, 08/06/2016, Rock, Roll and Soul music
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Providing sultry rhythms that keep the dance floor packed all night long, Trio Caliente's inimitable blend of Flamenco, Pop, and Brazilian jazz has been enjoyed by audiences worldwide since 2003. The group's musicians have performed coast-to-coast in the United States, as well as in Spain, South America, Central America, and the Middle East. With vocal in Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, and English – and set to a wide array of Latin grooves – Trio Caliente's sound is reminiscent of the Gipsy Kings, Buena Vista Social Club, Strunz & Farah, and Jobím, but with a flavor all their own.
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Sun, Aug 7
2:00 pm

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Concerts, August 07, 2016, 08/07/2016, Performance Festival: Trio Caliente
Sun, Aug 7
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Concerts, August 07, 2016, 08/07/2016, Motown music
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Igmar Thomas and the Revive Big Band are poised to debut A Journey Through The Legacy of Black Culture – a groundbreaking series of concept performances composed as a testament to the breadth of African diasporic musical traditions and their impact on American culture. Fusing jazz, soul, blues, rock and R&B, the band presents a transformative series that peels back the layers of appropriation and the noise of pop culture to translate the roots of black music according to the unifying rhythms at the foundation of the artform.
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Sun, Aug 7
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Concerts, August 07, 2016, 08/07/2016, A Journey Through the Legacy of Black Culture with Igmar Thomas and the Revive Big Band
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An iconic torchbearer of the plainspoken Bakersfield sound made famous by Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, Dwight Yoakam’s pioneering songs evoke the dusty backroad, barroom feel of the American west. On his latest album, Second Hand Heart, the country superstar has produced “some of the best music of his life” (Spin). Filled with the “hillbilly” spirit of early hits like “Guitars, Cadillacs,” “Honky Tonk Man,” and “Streets of Bakersfield,” this newest collection of songs ranges from stompers to ballads, best performed live with Yoakam’s golden voice, six-string guitar, and kickin’ band.To get things started, the charismatic Minneapolis-born brothers behind The Cactus Blossoms— Jack Torrey and Page Burkum—give voice to lilting harmonies that recall the glory days of the Everly and Louvin Brothers. Inspired by early country-and-western acts, they have penned a charming catalogue of original songs that makes a simpler, more wholesome life seem well within reach.
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Sun, Aug 7
7:00 pm

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Concerts, August 07, 2016, 08/07/2016, Dwight Yoakam, Country and Americana Star
Sun, Aug 7
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Concerts, August 07, 2016, 08/07/2016, Motown music
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With: Ayako Shirasaki is a virtuoso pianist who performs in and around the New York City area. Her techniques range from a "tender touch" (like the late Tommy Flanagan) to "brisk runs" (like Bud Powell)  - which can be heard on her recent piano trio CD Some Other Time.
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Mon, Aug 8
12:30 pm

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Concerts, August 08, 2016, 08/08/2016, Piano in the Park
Mon, Aug 8
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Concerts, August 08, 2016, 08/08/2016, Open mic event
Mon, Aug 8
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Concerts, August 08, 2016, 08/08/2016, Big Band Tribute to Legendary Singer and Actor of the '40s, '50s, and  '60s.
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With: Ayako Shirasaki is a virtuoso pianist who performs in and around the New York City area. Her techniques range from a "tender touch" (like the late Tommy Flanagan) to "brisk runs" (like Bud Powell)  - which can be heard on her recent piano trio CD Some Other Time.
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Tue, Aug 9
12:30 pm

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Concerts, August 09, 2016, 08/09/2016, Piano in the Park
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Join singer-songwriter Richard Barone as he celebrates the music of the 1960s Greenwich Village folk music scene. Richard and his guests -- journalists and musicians who were part of that vital community and its living legacy -- will revisit that era with a series of multi-media discussions focusing on the singer-songwriters who helped shape the cultural and political landscape of New York.
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Tue, Aug 9
6:30 pm

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Concerts, August 09, 2016, 08/09/2016, Sorrows and Promises: Greenwich Village in the 1960s Folk Scene
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Neon Indian (aka Alan Palomo)'s Night School was released in October 2015. The album was conceived during a period of aesthetic reinvention for Palomo, as he retooled the lo-fi and spontaneous writing style he’d developed as Neon Indian by incorporating elements of the cleaner production values and dance-oriented approach of his previous recording moniker VEGA, ultimately merging the two into one fast lane.
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Tue, Aug 9
7:00 pm

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Concerts, August 09, 2016, 08/09/2016, Dance Funk: Neon Indian
Tue, Aug 9
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Concerts, August 09, 2016, 08/09/2016, Blues with a Twist
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12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. – Groove Merchant (jazz, funk & groove)1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. – The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn  (North American roots-blues & country)
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Wed, Aug 10
12:00 pm

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Concerts, August 10, 2016, 08/10/2016, Lunchtime Concert: Groove Merchant / The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn
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With: Ayako Shirasaki is a virtuoso pianist who performs in and around the New York City area. Her techniques range from a "tender touch" (like the late Tommy Flanagan) to "brisk runs" (like Bud Powell)  - which can be heard on her recent piano trio CD Some Other Time.
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Wed, Aug 10
12:30 pm

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Concerts, August 10, 2016, 08/10/2016, Piano in the Park
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Featuring a total of over 75 accordionists, as well as bandoneon/bayan/concertina/harmonium-players, representing a vast spectrum of musical genres from many corners of the globe. Eva Salina – Balkan Laren Droll – Cajun + Zydeco Papa Bavarian – German Oktoberfest Peter Flint – Ragtime + Classical Foncho Castellar – Colombian Cumbia + Vallenato Madeline Solomon – Children’s SongsTakes place August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31.
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Wed, Aug 10
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Concerts, August 10, 2016, 08/10/2016, Accordions Around the World
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Nublu Orchestra - Built around the axis of musicians associated with the Lower East Side club/lounge by the same name, Nublu Orchestra is assembled from the multifaceted range of open-minded musicians that call Nublu home, artists who are brought together to discover a common ground. DarkMatterHalo with Wadada Leo Smith - New York City seems like a perfect place for a world premiere of a stunning project such as the collaboration between Wadada Leo Smith, and DarkMatterHalo. Wadada Leo Smith, trumpeter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and improviser is one of the most acclaimed creative artists of his times, both for his music and his writings. For the last five decades, Smith has been a member of the historical and legendary AACM collective. Also: Black February - Vipal Monga’s first feature-length documentary chronicles an unprecedented series of concerts performed in February 2005 by the late legendary jazz composer Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Conduction, his revolutionary technique for live music-making.
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Wed, Aug 10
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Concerts, August 10, 2016, 08/10/2016, Concert: 'We Play For You, Butch Morris'
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Grab your lunch for special lunchtime performances by The New School for Jazz. Let these incredible artists provide the soundtrack for your meal while enjoying the park's beauty. Every Thursday from June 16-August 11.
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Concerts, August 11, 2016, 08/11/2016, Lunchtime Jazz
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The best of musicals on and off Broadway showcase their hits, plus lots of surprises from other Broadway shows. Hosted by LiteFM DJs. Performances to be announced. Every Thursday from July 7-August 11.
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Concerts, August 11, 2016, 08/11/2016, Broadway in the Park
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With: Ayako Shirasaki is a virtuoso pianist who performs in and around the New York City area. Her techniques range from a "tender touch" (like the late Tommy Flanagan) to "brisk runs" (like Bud Powell)  - which can be heard on her recent piano trio CD Some Other Time.
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Thu, Aug 11
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Concerts, August 11, 2016, 08/11/2016, Piano in the Park
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Tony Vega got involved in music while participating in a teenage rock band called City Trash. Nevertheless, the young artist was finally captivated by Afro-Caribbean rhythms, especially tropical music, joining Raphy Levitt’s la Selecta and working along with Willie Rosario soon afterwards. In 1986, Tony Vega moved to New York, teaming up with Louie Ramírez and making an album called Super Banda. He later performed alongside Eddie Palmieri. After signing to RMM, Yo Me Quedo became his solo debut album. In 1996, Tony Vega participated in Tropical Tribute to the Beatles, featuring “Hey Jude” and “Come Together.”
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Thu, Aug 11
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Concerts, August 11, 2016, 08/11/2016, Tony Vega, Puerto Rican Singer
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Alsarah and The Nubatones was born out of many dinner conversations between Alsarah and Rami El Aasser about Nubian “Songs of the Return,” modern migration patters and the cultural exchanges between Sudan and Egypt. A common love for the richness of pentatonic sounds and shared migration experiences expanded the conversation to include Armenian-American oud player Haig Manoukian and French-born, Togo-raised bass player Mawuena Kodjovi. Under the leadership of Alsarah, the Brooklyn-based group’s sound grew into what they have dubbed “East African retro pop.”Arooj Aftab processes the Sufi tradition through an open-minded approach to sonic matter, reminiscent of jazz improvisation and a contemporary production that incorporates subtle electronic undertones. With this method, the Lahore-born, Brooklyn-based artist completely reworks classical Pakistani and North Indian forms, like thumri, khayal, and kafi. With those broad inspirations, she creates a fascinating mix of sounds and cultures. Aftab’s debut album, Bird Under Water, dazzles with detailed arrangements and mesmerizing ambience. The music floats through the air with a particular kind of lightness and poise. Feel its elegant movement and let yourself sink in. 
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Concerts, August 11, 2016, 08/11/2016, East African Retro Pop: Alsarah and The Nubatones / Arooj Aftab
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New Zealand-born country heartthrob Keith Urban has released nine studio albums and 42 singles since 1991, his most successful being 2004's Be Here, which went four-times platinum. His newest set of songs is Ripcord. Attendees are advised to arrive early.
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Fri, Aug 12
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Concerts, August 12, 2016, 08/12/2016, Keith Urban, Country Crooner
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With: Ayako Shirasaki is a virtuoso pianist who performs in and around the New York City area. Her techniques range from a "tender touch" (like the late Tommy Flanagan) to "brisk runs" (like Bud Powell)  - which can be heard on her recent piano trio CD Some Other Time.
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Fri, Aug 12
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Concerts, August 12, 2016, 08/12/2016, Piano in the Park
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Friday nights mean great local music. Hear some of NYC’s best local artists!
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Fri, Aug 12
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Concerts, August 12, 2016, 08/12/2016, Shanti Starr and the Afro-Reggae All-Stars
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Stunningly innovative musicians in their own right, this one-off collaboration between psych-pop band Dr. Dog and orchestra collective The Knights is something to look forward to.
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Fri, Aug 12
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Concerts, August 12, 2016, 08/12/2016, Pop-Orchestral Fusion: Dr. Dog with The Knights
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New York Opera Forum performs the complete opera of Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven. A live musical recital performed in concert with piano accompaniment.
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Sat, Aug 13
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Concerts, August 13, 2016, 08/13/2016, New York Opera Forum performs Beethoven's Fidelio
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Sat, Aug 13
4:00 pm

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Concerts, August 13, 2016, 08/13/2016, Concert on Water: Classical Music
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Renowned choral conductor Simon Halsey presides over 1,000 volunteer vocalists for the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize–winning composer David Lang’s the public domain. Presented outdoors, the public domain is a groundbreaking work of unprecedented scale honoring the stream of humanity that connects us all.David Lang, composer Simon Halsey, conductor Annie-B Parson, choreographer
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Concerts, August 13, 2016, 08/13/2016, World Premiere of David Lang's Vocal Work the public domain
Sat, Aug 13
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Concerts, August 13, 2016, 08/13/2016, A Tribute to the King & Queen of Soul
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The R+B diva Andra Day, a superstar in the making who sings with “Eartha Kitt’s unflappable confidence, Amy Winehouse’s effortless grasp of classic jazz, Billie Holiday’s access to raw emotion, and Adele’s range and pop sensibility.” (NPR) The night begins with Son Little, a Philadelphia bluesman/nu-soul innovator who “doesn’t strive to reproduce his influences; he recombines them into something new.” (NPR) Little first gained notice through collaborations with The Roots and electronic producer RJD2.
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Sat, Aug 13
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Concerts, August 13, 2016, 08/13/2016, R+B Music: Andra Day / Son Little
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Garifuna International are descendants of Garinagu – West African, Central African, Island Crib, and Arawak people. The band is pure energy, originality, and encapsulates the music, dance, and culture of Africa and the indigenous peoples pf the Caribbean and Central America, particularly St. Vincent, Honduras, and Belize. Garifuna International is led by dance/singer/composer Felix Gamboa.
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Sun, Aug 14
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Concerts, August 14, 2016, 08/14/2016, Performance Festival: Garifuna International
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DJ Spinna is something of an anomaly in music, a humbling example of what it takes to truly succeed within the framework of multiple fields. He is deeply rooted in Funk, Soul and Jazz, and the foundation in Hip-Hop and future Electronic/Dance music without any restraints. Shine and the Moonbeams exploded on the children’s music scene four years ago and have not stopped rising to the top of the genre. They bring the soulful melodies of family life along with rhythm and bass of childhood to the party. They are currently working on their second CD due out this summer.
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Sun, Aug 14
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Concerts, August 14, 2016, 08/14/2016, DJ Spinna celebrates Earth, Wind, and Fire / Shine and the Moonbeams
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Mbongwana Star hails from Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo — a network of shantytowns and night shelters where founding members Coco Ngambali and Theo Nzonza (of Staff Benda Bilili fame) pulled together members of a new generation of Kinshasa musicians embodying the concept of “mbongwana,” or “change.” Along with maverick Parisian producer Doctor L, the band has created a sound that embodies the “smashed-together” nature of the surroundings from which it was born — a sound that fuses traditional Congolese rhythms with European post-punk bass and busted electronics from recycled and reconstructed instruments miked and distorted in unexpected ways. Batida is Pedro Coquenão and Pedro Coquenão is Batida. There are moments where it’s just him in front of a big crowd, and there are others where Batida is a mutant body, with more musicians, images and people masked that sings and dance on stage. Present however is always a sound that is connected to Pedro’s Angolan roots. A sound that investigates the electric past of a country, transformed in an electronic present, molded to the scale of global dance floors. (Rui Miguel Abreu – in Blitz, Portugal 15) “Dois”, his last album released on the British Soundway Records last year, struck a chord in the hearts of both Damon Albarn and Stromae, that took Batida along on tour for a few support Arena Tour shows on last November and Damon Albarn invited him to his Africa Express project twice and, all in one go, had him re-mix track “Heavy Seas of Love.” Raised in New York City by world renowned Congolese performers, Milandou Badila, known as Young Paris, crafts a unique sound that threads the boundary between rap and electronic dance music and samples heavily from traditional African drumbeats. Along with five of his ten brothers and sisters, Young Paris performs an exuberant live show that merges dance, performance art, and an unparalleled personal style.
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Sun, Aug 14
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Concerts, August 14, 2016, 08/14/2016, African Sounds: Mbongwana Star / Batida / Young Paris / Okayafrica Electrafrique
Sun, Aug 14
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Concerts, August 14, 2016, 08/14/2016, Motown, Soul, Funk and Dance Music
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With: Victor Lin is happy to have been a part of this series since it began in 2004. A former student of jazz legend Kenny Barron, Victor is currently a jazz music instructor at Columbia University, Teachers College, and The Calhoun School.
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Mon, Aug 15
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Concerts, August 15, 2016, 08/15/2016, Piano in the Park
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With: Victor Lin is happy to have been a part of this series since it began in 2004. A former student of jazz legend Kenny Barron, Victor is currently a jazz music instructor at Columbia University, Teachers College, and The Calhoun School.
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Tue, Aug 16
12:30 pm

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Concerts, August 16, 2016, 08/16/2016, Piano in the Park
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The Summer Jazz Festival will feature Buddy Henry and the Band. Meet up with friends and family for an evening of cool jazz on the Upper West Side.
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Tue, Aug 16
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Concerts, August 16, 2016, 08/16/2016, UWS Summer Jazz Festival
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Since his first success in the ‘80s with the panafrican hit “Opération Coup De Poing (Brigadier Sabari),” Alpha Blondy has continued to provide unparalleled reggae music to his fans across the globe. His latest release, 2015’s Positive Energy, was no exception.
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Tue, Aug 16
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Concerts, August 16, 2016, 08/16/2016, Alpha Blondy, Unparalleled Reggae Master
Tue, Aug 16
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Concerts, August 16, 2016, 08/16/2016, Blues with a Twist
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12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. – SisterMonk (rhythm centric, female-powered trance)1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. – Karikatura (soundtrack of Eastern Europe to Brighton Beach)
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Wed, Aug 17
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Concerts, August 17, 2016, 08/17/2016, Lunchtime Concert: SisterMonk / Karikatura
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With: Victor Lin is happy to have been a part of this series since it began in 2004. A former student of jazz legend Kenny Barron, Victor is currently a jazz music instructor at Columbia University, Teachers College, and The Calhoun School.
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Wed, Aug 17
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Concerts, August 17, 2016, 08/17/2016, Piano in the Park
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Featuring a total of over 75 accordionists, as well as bandoneon/bayan/concertina/harmonium-players, representing a vast spectrum of musical genres from many corners of the globe. Eva Salina – Balkan Laren Droll – Cajun + Zydeco Papa Bavarian – German Oktoberfest Peter Flint – Ragtime + Classical Foncho Castellar – Colombian Cumbia + Vallenato Madeline Solomon – Children’s SongsTakes place August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31.
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Wed, Aug 17
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Concerts, August 17, 2016, 08/17/2016, Accordions Around the World
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Saul Williams' new release Martyr Loser King is a multimedia project that engages the digital dialogue between the First and Third Worlds, and the global street sounds that yoke the two. He cites Beyoncé, Fredo Santana, and Haitian field recordings as musical inspirations for his self-produced sixth album, straining trap hi-hats and mbira strokes together for a nuanced, entirely original sound. Exploding on the national scene on season eight of The Voice, Kimberly Nichole garnered superlative praise from the likes of Pharrell Williams, Christina Aguilera, Lionel Richie, Mark Ronson and Reba McEntire with her show-stopping performances, stylish presence and vocal power.
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Wed, Aug 17
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Concerts, August 17, 2016, 08/17/2016, R+B Voices: Saul Williams / Kimberly Nichole
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What happens when the expert curators and archivist of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts plan a nightcap with performers from the Mostly Mozart Festival? The most imaginative, arts-focused trivia night this city’s ever seen. Join hosts ICE (the International Contemporary Ensemble) for an interactive evening of live music, prizes, and a trivia competition, where the library’s unparalleled collection of composers’ manuscripts, choreographic notes, and costume designs inspire every question. 
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Wed, Aug 17
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Concerts, August 17, 2016, 08/17/2016, A Mostly Mozart Trivia Concert
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With: Victor Lin is happy to have been a part of this series since it began in 2004. A former student of jazz legend Kenny Barron, Victor is currently a jazz music instructor at Columbia University, Teachers College, and The Calhoun School.
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Thu, Aug 18
2:00 pm

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Concerts, August 18, 2016, 08/18/2016, Piano in the Park
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Brooklyn vocalist and composer Tamar-kali is a 2nd generation musician with roots in the coastal Sea Islands of South Carolina. Her 5-piece outfit enchants you with its melody, while delivering a swift kick to the gut with its incisive emotional core. Adia Tamar Whitaker, Artistic Director of Ase Dance Theatre Collective, has performed contemporary vernacular movement, modern dance, and Afro-Haitian dance in the U.S. and abroad for 16 years. She received an Isadora Duncan Award for performance in “Ampey!” – a choreopoem she wrote, directed and choreographed – along with grants from the Puffin Foundation, Hip-Hop Theater Festival, and Jerome Foundation. Master class veteran Calvin Wiley is an international fitness professional with over twenty years of experience and recognition. Known for his unique and provocative style of teaching and motivating others, Calvin’s dynamic choreography is high-energy and stylistically diverse.
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Thu, Aug 18
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Concerts, August 18, 2016, 08/18/2016, Music and Dance: Tamar-kali with Ase Dance Theatre Collective / Calvin Wiley
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Join these three masters of traditional instruments as they transform chamber music into a sincere musical journey from the traditional past to an innovative present. With roots in Ottoman, ancient Anatolian, Balkan, and West African music traditions, the Mehmet Polat Trio poetically blends original compositions, daring improvisations, and irresistible grooves. 
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Thu, Aug 18
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Concerts, August 18, 2016, 08/18/2016, The Mehmet Polat Trio, Eclectic Ensdemble
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With: Victor Lin is happy to have been a part of this series since it began in 2004. A former student of jazz legend Kenny Barron, Victor is currently a jazz music instructor at Columbia University, Teachers College, and The Calhoun School.
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Fri, Aug 19
12:30 pm

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Concerts, August 19, 2016, 08/19/2016, Piano in the Park
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Emerging Music Festival returns for its second year, bringing you five of NYC's best up-and-coming bands.Grab a blanket and some friends, and come for a beautiful music-filled summer night on the lawn.5pm - GemmaThe New York Times describes R&B/electronic duo Gemma as “a silky, poppy new project with plenty of open space, mid-'80s R&B hooks and gently skittering beats.” Their vibe pairs perfectly with a sun-soaked chill session on the lawn.6pm - Odetta HartmanIndie songwriter Odetta Hartman delivers a “mix of ethereal folk, rootsy rock, and glitchy electronics, all anchored by her powerful voice” (Brooklyn Vegan)7pm - Mikaela DavisA harpist and songwriter who turns out “tuneful pop songs that showcase not only her highly proficient harp technique, but also attractive vocals that sound both vulnerable and assured” (Boston Globe)8pm - Acid DadAfter the sun goes down, we turn it up with psych-punk band Acid Dad, who deliver a “blistering live set that’s not easy to forget” (Consequence of Sound) 9pm - EMEFEGet ready to dance out the end of the festival with Afrobeat inspired funk band EMEFE, who the Village Voice described as a blend of “Fela Kuti–inspired Afrobeat with dashes of Prince- and David Byrne–channeling pop orchestration.” OTHER ACTIVITIESMusic festivals aren't just about the music. Expect cornhole, juggling lessons, photo ops, and interactive art to keep yourself occupied between sets.Outside food and drink are welcome.  
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Fri, Aug 19
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Concerts, August 19, 2016, 08/19/2016, Emerging Music Festival
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Sat, Aug 20
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Concerts, August 20, 2016, 08/20/2016, Concert on Water: Classical Music
Sat, Aug 20
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Concerts, August 20, 2016, 08/20/2016, Tribute to American legend
Sat, Aug 20
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Concerts, August 20, 2016, 08/20/2016, jazz, blues, funk and R&B
Sun, Aug 21
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Concerts, August 21, 2016, 08/21/2016, A tribute to a famous French singer
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Michel Joseph Martelly, known by his stage name Sweet Micky, is one of Haiti’s best-known musicians. A singer and keyboardist, Sweet Micky is known for Haitian compas (or konpa) music, which he has been recording and performing since the late 1980s. In less than three months, MHD has made his way to the top and he’s here to stay. Thanks to the million views on his YouTube channel for the Afro Trap-series he has become a real online phenomenon. His songs are largely inspired by African sounds and crazy, danceable beats, outlined in the Afro Trap-anthem ‘Champions League.’
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Sun, Aug 21
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Concerts, August 21, 2016, 08/21/2016, World Sounds: Sweet Micky / MHD / Erick La Peau
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Alí Bello and The Sweet Wire Band has recently been captivating audiences with an invigorating and fresh perspective of jazz, presenting a fusion of folk, jazz, and roots styles with a unique sound and flare. The Band creates a unique mixture of eclectic electroacoustic and synth sounds, using a skillful original repertoire with the woody and sweet string sound of the violin. Balancing rhythms that interplay between the folkloric and the jazzy, The Sweet Wire Band delivers a dazzling jazz performance.
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Sun, Aug 21
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Concerts, August 21, 2016, 08/21/2016, Performance Festival: Ali Bello and The Sweet Wire Band
Sun, Aug 21
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Concerts, August 21, 2016, 08/21/2016, Classic R&B, Motown & Soul
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With: Russ Kassoff is currently playing trio and solo jazz concerts, clubs, festivals, master classes, private parties, and continues to perform in concert as conductor/pianist to Rita Moreno. In addition, Russ recently appeared as pianist/conductor for Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte and members of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. 
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Mon, Aug 22
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Concerts, August 22, 2016, 08/22/2016, Piano in the Park
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With: Russ Kassoff is currently playing trio and solo jazz concerts, clubs, festivals, master classes, private parties, and continues to perform in concert as conductor/pianist to Rita Moreno. In addition, Russ recently appeared as pianist/conductor for Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte and members of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.
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Tue, Aug 23
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Concerts, August 23, 2016, 08/23/2016, Piano in the Park
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Composer and lyricist Sara Bareilles joins Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller and fellow cast members from the hit Broadway musical Waitress for live performances followed by a signing of the Original Broadway Cast Recording. This is a wristbanded event. Call store for details.
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Tue, Aug 23
4:00 pm

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Concerts, August 23, 2016, 08/23/2016, Pop star Sara Bareilles and Tony winner Jessie Mueller sign copies of the CD Waitress
Tue, Aug 23
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Concerts, August 23, 2016, 08/23/2016, Blues with a Twist
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12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. – Afro Andes (Latin roots fusion - Cuba to Peru)1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. – Carlos Casado Project (jazzy, folky mix with Spanish bagpipes)
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Wed, Aug 24
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Concerts, August 24, 2016, 08/24/2016, Lunchtime Concert: Afro Andes / Carlos Casado Project
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With: Russ Kassoff is currently playing trio and solo jazz concerts, clubs, festivals, master classes, private parties, and continues to perform in concert as conductor/pianist to Rita Moreno. In addition, Russ recently appeared as pianist/conductor for Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte and members of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.
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Wed, Aug 24
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Concerts, August 24, 2016, 08/24/2016, Piano in the Park
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Featuring a total of over 75 accordionists, as well as bandoneon/bayan/concertina/harmonium-players, representing a vast spectrum of musical genres from many corners of the globe. Eva Salina – Balkan Laren Droll – Cajun + Zydeco Papa Bavarian – German Oktoberfest Peter Flint – Ragtime + Classical Foncho Castellar – Colombian Cumbia + Vallenato Madeline Solomon – Children’s SongsTakes place August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31.
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Wed, Aug 24
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Concerts, August 24, 2016, 08/24/2016, Accordions Around the World
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With: Russ Kassoff is currently playing trio and solo jazz concerts, clubs, festivals, master classes, private parties, and continues to perform in concert as conductor/pianist to Rita Moreno. In addition, Russ recently appeared as pianist/conductor for Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte and members of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.
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Thu, Aug 25
2:00 pm

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Concerts, August 25, 2016, 08/25/2016, Piano in the Park
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The Burnt Sugar Arkestra celebrates the Parade album, which contained the score for Prince's self-directed 1986 film Under The Cherry Moon, a kitschy cult classic filled with slapstick hijinks and sublime orchestral arrangements by the legendary Clare Fischer. Burnt Sugar will also throw in some surprise nods to other songs from Prince’s post-Purple Rain canon of the late ’80s and early ’90s.Founded by Village Voice icon Greg "Ionman" Tate and co-led with monster groove bassist Jared Michael Nickerson since 1999, New York City’s Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber is a sprawling band of musicians whose prodigious personnel and adherence to Butch Morris's "Conduction" system allows them to freely juggle a wide swath of the soul, jazz, hip-hop, rock, and avant-garde spectrums. Rolling Stone calls them “a multiracial jam army that freestyles with cool telekinesis between the lustrous menace of Miles Davis’s On the Corner, the slash-and-om of 1970s King Crimson, and Jimi Hendrix’s moonwalk across side three of Electric Ladyland.”
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Thu, Aug 25
7:30 pm

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Concerts, August 25, 2016, 08/25/2016, Under the Cherry Parade in a Day (You Sexy MF): A Prince Tribute
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The Georgia-born singer has had 14 number ones on the country charts including "Why," "She's Country," "Big Green Tractor" and "The Truth."  His latest CD is Old Boots, New Dirt. Attendees are advised to arrive early.
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Fri, Aug 26
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Concerts, August 26, 2016, 08/26/2016, Jason Aldean, Country Heartthrob
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With: Russ Kassoff is currently playing trio and solo jazz concerts, clubs, festivals, master classes, private parties, and continues to perform in concert as conductor/pianist to Rita Moreno. In addition, Russ recently appeared as pianist/conductor for Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte and members of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.
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Fri, Aug 26
12:30 pm

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Concerts, August 26, 2016, 08/26/2016, Piano in the Park
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Featuring: Inbal Segev Bridget Kibbey with Kristen Lee and John Hadfield Patrick Zimmerli Quintet Kenari Quartet Dan Tepfer Trio and String Quartet
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Fri, Aug 26
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Concerts, August 26, 2016, 08/26/2016, Breaking Boundaries: Jazz and Classical Music
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Kick off the weekend with some local sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour.
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Fri, Aug 26
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Concerts, August 26, 2016, 08/26/2016, Freshen Up Friday Concert
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Breeding Ground combines the two most successful projects of New York-bred pianist Jason Lindner: Now Vs. Now, his propulsive groove trio with bassist Panagiotis Andreou and drummer Mark Guiliana; and his big band, which started at the Greenwich Village basement club Smalls twenty years ago. Jason Lindner and Breeding Ground drummer Mark Guiliana worked with the late David Bowie on Blackstar, along with saxophonist Donny McCaslin, guitarist Ben Monder and bassist Tim Lefebrve. DJ Greg Caz has been spinning around New York since the early 1990s. He made a name for himself during his long stint at Black Betty (R.I.P.) in Williamsburg, where he co-hosted Brazilian Beat Sundays – a raucous DJ night of 1970s Brazilian dance music that inspired two mix CDs, Baile Funk, Vols. 1 and 2.
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Fri, Aug 26
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Concerts, August 26, 2016, 08/26/2016, The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
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Randy Weston African Rhythms Sextet - Randy Weston received a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship for Music Composition that enabled him to compose An African Nubian Suite, a major new work for jazz orchestra. The piece is based on his lifelong research on and interest in the culture, heritage and music of Africa. Cory Henry and The Funk Apostles - You might know Cory Henry as an in-demand, multi-instrumentalist and producer who’s worked with an array of musical legends across genres, including Yolanda Adams, Sara Bareilles, P. Diddy, Kirk Franklin, Kenny Garrett, Robert Glasper, Derrick Hodge, Shaun Kingston, Donald Lawrence, Michael McDonald, Boyz II Men, NAS, Bruce Springsteen, The Roots and as a member of the Grammy Award-winning collective Snarky Puppy. Jazzmeia Horn - Winner of the 2015 Thelonius Monk International Vocal Jazz Competition and 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, Jazzmeia Horn has a name that speaks for itself capturing her very essence. Hailing from the great Dallas, Texas Jazzmeia has already earned a reputation in New York as a “Rising Star.” Charles Turner III - The First Winner of the Annual Duke Ellington Vocal Competition in New York City, hosted by Mercedes Ellington, 27-year-old Charles Turner has taken the jazz scene by storm. Charles relocated to New York in 2011, and has performed in venues such as Smoke Jazz and Supper Club, Birdland, Ginny’s Supper Club, Smalls, Mintons in Harlem, and Gin Fiz, where he performs every Thursday with Marc Cary and the Focus Trio. Samuel Coleman - Samuel Coleman is an Alvin Ailey School trained dancer and teacher, with a focus on lindy hop (swing) dancing. Coleman teaches in Harlem and Albany, and performs with the Big Apple Lindy Hoppers and the Rhythm Stompers. Coleman was a 2011 Frankie Manning Ambassador scholarship recipient.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Aug 27
2:00 pm

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Concerts, August 27, 2016, 08/27/2016, The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
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The concert is at the coolest classical music concerts location in New York City. Program and musicians TBA.Every Saturday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Aug 27
4:00 pm

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Concerts, August 27, 2016, 08/27/2016, Concert on Water: Classical Music
Sun, Aug 28
12:30 pm

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Concerts, August 28, 2016, 08/28/2016, Tribute to great American singers
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GoldLink is an American rapper from Washington, DC who gained notoriety after a string of well-received tracks on Soundcloud in the second half of 2013. He self-released his debut project The God Complex in spring 2014 to widespread recognition, pioneering his self-described “Future Bounce” sound.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Aug 28
2:00 pm

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Concerts, August 28, 2016, 08/28/2016, Rap: GoldLink / Backyard Band / DJ Spicoli
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One Love Gospel Ensemble is a group of singers and musicians from a variety of backgrounds and traditions, united in their love of gospel music. Just as they are a mosaic, so is their repertoire which includes modern and traditional gospel music.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Aug 28
2:00 pm

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Concerts, August 28, 2016, 08/28/2016, Performance Festival: One Love Gospel Ensemble
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Jack DeJohnette - In a career that spans five decades and includes collaborations with some of the most iconic figures in modern jazz, NEA Jazz Master and Grammy Award winner Jack DeJohnette has established an unchallenged reputation as one of the greatest drummers in the history of the genre. Dave Holland - From his beginnings with Miles Davis to his celebrated ensembles of today, Grammy Award-winning bassist Dave Holland has one of the most enduring legacies in jazz. The Boston Globe praises Holland as “a master bassist and bandleader, one of the most sophisticated composers and arrangers in the jazz world.” Jason Moran - Pianist and composer Jason Moran has established himself as a risk-taker and innovator of new directions for jazz as a whole. For more than a decade, Moran and his trio The Bandwagon have dazzled audiences at elite venues worldwide, including the Village Vanguard in New York, the Newport Jazz Festival, and the North Sea Jazz Festival. Allan Harris - Ever since he burst on the jazz scene in the latter part of the twentieth century, The Brooklyn-born, Harlem-based vocalist/guitarist/bandleader/composer Allan Harris has reigned supreme as one of the most accomplished and exceptional singers of his generation. Donny McCaslin - Acclaimed saxophonist Donny McCaslin takes a bold leap forward with his tenth album as a leader, Casting for Gravity. McCaslin’s gargantuan tenor sound finds an ideal setting to rampage through in the ferocious grooves and electronic textures of keyboardist Jason Lindner, bassist Tim Lefebvre, and drummer Mark Guiliana. Grace Kelly - East Coast born and bred saxophonist, singer, and songwriter Grace Kelly recorded her first album at 12 years old. Now 23, she has been voted seven times to the Downbeat Critics Poll and five times the winner of ASCAP Composers Award. She headlined more than 700 shows in over 30 countries.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Aug 28
3:00 pm

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Concerts, August 28, 2016, 08/28/2016, The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
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With: Frank Owens (Pianist/Arranger/Composer/Musical Director) has had a career in virtually all aspects of the music profession. His television credits include the first David Letterman Show in 1980 and It’s Showtime at the Apollo. He received a gold record for the rhythm concept of Tony Orlando and Dawn’s Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Old Oak Tree. In addition to Tony Orlando, he has worked with a diverse array of singers including Johnny Mathis, John Denver, Chubby Checker, Petula Clark, and Lena Horne.
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Mon, Aug 29
12:30 pm

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Concerts, August 29, 2016, 08/29/2016, Piano in the Park
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With: Frank Owens (Pianist/Arranger/Composer/Musical Director) has had a career in virtually all aspects of the music profession. His television credits include the first David Letterman Show in 1980 and It’s Showtime at the Apollo. He received a gold record for the rhythm concept of Tony Orlando and Dawn’s Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Old Oak Tree. In addition to Tony Orlando, he has worked with a diverse array of singers including Johnny Mathis, John Denver, Chubby Checker, Petula Clark, and Lena Horne.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Aug 30
12:30 pm

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Concerts, August 30, 2016, 08/30/2016, Piano in the Park
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12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. – Baby Soda (vintage jazz always swinging)1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. – The Blue Dahlia (French chanson, reggae, klezmer)
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Wed, Aug 31
12:00 pm

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Concerts, August 31, 2016, 08/31/2016, Lunchtime Concert: Afro Andes / Carlos Casado Project
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With: Frank Owens (Pianist/Arranger/Composer/Musical Director) has had a career in virtually all aspects of the music profession. His television credits include the first David Letterman Show in 1980 and It’s Showtime at the Apollo. He received a gold record for the rhythm concept of Tony Orlando and Dawn’s Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Old Oak Tree. In addition to Tony Orlando, he has worked with a diverse array of singers including Johnny Mathis, John Denver, Chubby Checker, Petula Clark, and Lena Horne.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Aug 31
12:30 pm

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Concerts, August 31, 2016, 08/31/2016, Piano in the Park
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Featuring a total of over 75 accordionists, as well as bandoneon/bayan/concertina/harmonium-players, representing a vast spectrum of musical genres from many corners of the globe. Eva Salina – Balkan Laren Droll – Cajun + Zydeco Papa Bavarian – German Oktoberfest Peter Flint – Ragtime + Classical Foncho Castellar – Colombian Cumbia + Vallenato Madeline Solomon – Children’s SongsTakes place August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Aug 31
6:00 pm

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Concerts, August 31, 2016, 08/31/2016, Accordions Around the World
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Live music from Broadway’s worldwide smash, featuring stars from the show. After 20 years in the spotlight, CHICAGO is the #1 longest-running American musical on Broadway – and it’s no wonder why. The winner of six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy® and thousands of standing ovations, CHICAGO is an electrifying tale of greed, murder and show biz that’s been seen by over 30 million people worldwide. Filled with hit songs such as “All That Jazz” and “Razzle Dazzle” and featuring sizzling dancing in the style of Bob Fosse, CHICAGO is simply “the best musical in town” (The New York Times).
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Wed, Aug 31
7:00 pm

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Concerts, August 31, 2016, 08/31/2016, Chicago The Musical: 20th Anniversary Concert
Wed, Aug 31
8:00 pm

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Concerts, August 31, 2016, 08/31/2016, Soul, funk and rock cover band
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Hailing from Florida, this singer, songwriter, and dancer has sold over 50 million singles including "Wiggle," "Talk Dirty," "In My Head" and "Whatcha Say."  His latest CD is entitled Everything Is 4. Attendees are advised to arrive early.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Sep 2
7:00 am

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Concerts, September 02, 2016, 09/02/2016, Jason Derulo, R+B Hitmaker
Wed, Sep 7
8:00 pm

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Concerts, September 07, 2016, 09/07/2016, Piano works of Beethoven, Schumann, and more
Sun, Sep 11
12:30 pm

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Concerts, September 11, 2016, 09/11/2016, a unique fusion of sounds from all over the world
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Program:Mozart Symphony No. 4 in D Major K. 19Vivaldi Concerto for Strings in C minor RV 120Vivaldi Oboe Concerto RV454Schubert Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major Conductor: Tong Chen Soloist: Carolyn Pollak, oboe
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Sep 14
7:30 pm

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Concerts, September 14, 2016, 09/14/2016, New Amsterdam Summer Orchestra performs Vivaldi, Schubert
Sun, Sep 18
12:30 pm

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Concerts, September 18, 2016, 09/18/2016, Tribute to the great American singer and actress
Sun, Sep 25
12:30 pm

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Concerts, September 25, 2016, 09/25/2016, Tango & Flamenco
Sun, Oct 9
12:30 pm

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Concerts, October 09, 2016, 10/09/2016, A tribute to French singers
Sun, Oct 16
12:30 pm

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Concerts, October 16, 2016, 10/16/2016, Flamenco and more
Sun, Nov 6
12:30 pm

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Concerts, November 06, 2016, 11/06/2016, Broadway music
Sun, Dec 4
12:30 pm

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Concerts, December 04, 2016, 12/04/2016, Grammy award winning musician
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