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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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The Lebanese-British singer-songwriter Mika has had several hits in the UK. He's trying to break into the American market with his fourth album, No Place in Heaven. Attendees are advised to arrive early.
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Concerts, July 03, 2015, 07/03/2015, Mika, Grammy-Nominated Singer
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L.A.-born country singer Lee Greenwood has been making records since 1981. He is best known for "God Bless the USA," a song from 1984 that gained new popularity in 2001, following the 9/11 attacks.
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Concerts, July 03, 2015, 07/03/2015, Lee Greenwood, Country Veteran
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Florida's Flo Rida is best known for releasing a string of hit singles, such as his 2008 debut "Low", which was number one for 10 weeks in the United States and broke the record for digital download sales at the time of its release. Futher international hit singles include "Right Round", "Club Can't Handle Me", "Good Feeling", "Wild Ones", "Whistle" and "I Cry". Attendees are advised to get there early.
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Concerts, July 03, 2015, 07/03/2015, Flo Rida, Hitmaking Rapper
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Brazilian/American pianist Luiz Simas is a versatile performer who feels totally at ease with both the music of his native Brazil and the American genres of jazz, ragtime and stride. Keyboard Magazine has described his playing as "sassy, clear and vibrant", and his music as "fresh, smart and witty". His latest CD, Mata Atlantica (Atlantic Forest) Piano Suite, was released by Lydjul Music in 2011.
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Concerts, July 03, 2015, 07/03/2015, Pianist Luiz Simas: Brazilian and American Genres of Jazz

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Concerts, July 03, 2015, 07/03/2015, Rock music of the 80s

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Concerts, July 03, 2015, 07/03/2015, jazz piano
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Music and dancing with the great casino band FDR Drive and Frankie Morales and the Mambo of the Times Orchestra.
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Concerts, July 04, 2015, 07/04/2015, 4th of July Music Festival
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Calling all blankets, picnic baskets, and candles! This week’s performer: Ron McClure and Friends. Celebrate Independence Day with perennial favorite and world-renowned jazz bassist Ron McClure along the Hudson River.
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Concerts, July 04, 2015, 07/04/2015, Ron McClure and Friends
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Taking their blindingly flamboyant dance-psych to the Doc Martens showcase stage, Prince Rama — a Brooklyn duo consisting of sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson — came clad in neon bodysuits and battle-ready facepaint as they tore through a powerhouse set of electronic-drum-and-guitar tracks. Roaring into the mic, Taraka freak-danced with audience members, looking like a futuristic Prince — if he did aerobics in a galaxy far, far away
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Concerts, July 04, 2015, 07/04/2015, Prince Rama, Dance Pop Duo
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Shine and the Moonbeams exploded on to the family music scene in 2011, bringing a brand new R&amp;B sound to the genre and introducing the sounds of classic funk, soul, blues, and jazz music to enthusiastic children. They are singer-songwriter Shawana Kemp and guitarist John Heagle, two New York musicians who have performed in varied genres from Musical Theatre to the circus. The Red Trouser Show, David Graham and Tobin Renwick, are a high-energy acrobatic, fire juggling, and comedy duo. They have been performing in circuses, theaters, and busking all over America and internationally since 2000. After starting out in Circus Smirkus, an internationally acclaimed youth circus that gave them an in-depth training in multiple disciplines from world-renowned coaches, they are now sought after worldwide. Júlio T. Leitão is a dancer, choreographer, and the Artistic Director of Batoto Yetu. Born in Angola, from which he was forced to flee when civil war erupted in 1975, Mr. Leitão grew up in Portugal and received his initial dance training at Conservatório Nacional de Dança de Lisboa. Julio has worked extensively as a choreographer in the US and overseas. The Five of Us is a collaborative of world-class New York City artists who have come together under Ziporah Roney to create a new work titled “Echoing Ipseity.” Celebrating a time of choice, confidence, love, ourselves, other selves, and life that surrounds us, “Echoing Ipseity” is a connective and welcoming experience that looks to speak to our most pure selves.
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Concerts, July 05, 2015, 07/05/2015, Global Family Day: Shine and the Moonbeams
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Los Soneros de Oriente is a New York city-based group specializing in the Cuban son - a folk style that forms much of the basis for modern salsa - for more than 30 years. The music, rooted in African-based rhythms and tunes performed on Cuban folk instruments, began in the 1880's, in the Oriente Province. Los Soneros de Oriente brings with delight traditional Cuban music, a treasure that remains pulsing through you long after the show.
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Concerts, July 05, 2015, 07/05/2015, Cuban Sounds: Los Soneros de Oriente

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Concerts, July 05, 2015, 07/05/2015, Classic R&amp;B, Motown &amp; Soul
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Enjoy vibrantly danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River. Magda Giannikou is a pianist, an accordionist, a singer, a composer, an orchestrator, a songwriter, a music producer, an aspiring dancer and a very good chef. Born and raised in Athens, Greece, she very soon discovered that music was the coolest thing on earth and began her musical training in classical music and jazz. After having taught elementary schools all over the map of Greece, written music for TV and Theatre in her native Athens, and having participated in more than fifty children’s productions, the forces of nature took her to Boston, where she studied film music at the legendary Berklee College of Music.
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Concerts, July 05, 2015, 07/05/2015, Amplified Sundays: Banda Magda

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Concerts, July 05, 2015, 07/05/2015, Soul, R&amp;B music of the 70s

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Concerts, July 05, 2015, 07/05/2015, Classic R&amp;B, Motown &amp; Soul

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Concerts, July 05, 2015, 07/05/2015, Samba, bossa nova, jazz and soul
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Jazz pianist Jon Weber has recorded and toured all over the world, winning numerous accolades for performance and composition - and scoring extensively for television since 1987. Gary Burton, Roy Hargrove, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, and Avishai Cohen have all recorded Jon's music. His newest critically-acclaimed release, Simple Complex, rose to #1. Jon lives in New York City and hosts NPR's Piano Jazz Rising Stars, after frequently serving as guest host for Marian McPartland on NPR's Piano Jazz.
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Concerts, July 06, 2015, 07/06/2015, Pianist Jon Weber: Jazz Performer, TV Score Composer

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Concerts, July 06, 2015, 07/06/2015, Big Band Tribute to Legendary Singer and Actor of the '40s, '50s, and  '60s.
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Hosted by D'Ambrose Boyd with David Pearl at the piano. Where New York's finest professional and aspiring singers come to sing their favorites and hear their peers perform before an intimate audience.
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Concerts, July 06, 2015, 07/06/2015, Singers Space
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Jamaican-American reggae fusion singer Shaggy is best known for his hit singles "Boombastic", "It Wasn't Me" and "Angel". Attendees are advised to get there early.
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Concerts, July 07, 2015, 07/07/2015, Shaggy, Reggae Hitmaker
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Put a little swing in your summer with the students and alumni of The Juilliard School Jazz division! Celebrate the giants of jazz with the upbeat tunes of the Great American Song Book and other cool jazz standards. Popular song as we know it today would not exist without Tin Pan Alley, a stretch of buildings in what is now the NoMad district of Manhattan. It was there that George Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael, Fats Waller, Cole Porter, and many of the greats of songwriting wrote and published their works. These compositions have been interpreted by masters of jazz and popular music and helped to lay the groundwork for the art form of jazz as has it as evolved and grown over the years. This set of music will pay tribute to the masters of The Great American Songbook and the area of New York City that they once dominated. Alex Wintz – Guitar; Nick Finzer – Trombone; Dave Baron – Bass
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Concerts, July 07, 2015, 07/07/2015, Tin Pan Alley Revisited with The Juilliard School Jazz Division
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Jazz pianist Jon Weber has recorded and toured all over the world, winning numerous accolades for performance and composition - and scoring extensively for television since 1987. Gary Burton, Roy Hargrove, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, and Avishai Cohen have all recorded Jon's music. His newest critically-acclaimed release, Simple Complex, rose to #1. Jon lives in New York City and hosts NPR's Piano Jazz Rising Stars, after frequently serving as guest host for Marian McPartland on NPR's Piano Jazz.
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Concerts, July 07, 2015, 07/07/2015, Pianist Jon Weber: Jazz Performer, TV Score Composer

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Concerts, July 07, 2015, 07/07/2015, Blues with a Twist
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The New York Jazzharmonic is planning to present a cutting edge, burning, professional 17 piece jazz orchestra playing original music by a variety of world-class composers, with special guest superstar soloists from the jazz, classical, and world music spheres.
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Concerts, July 07, 2015, 07/07/2015, New York Jazzharmonic, a Cutting-Edge 17-Piece Band

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Concerts, July 07, 2015, 07/07/2015, Tribute to a famous rock bamd

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Concerts, July 07, 2015, 07/07/2015, Blues with a Twist
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The “charismatic indie-soul diva” (Time Out New York) Martha Redbone brings “Redefining Americana: Digging Up Roots,” a musical exploration of her multi-textured southern heritage encompassing Appalachian folk, piedmont blues, country, gospel, honkytonk, bluegrass, soul and traditional Native American music. Since the establishment of her career in London and New York City, Redbone has humbly and steadfastly earned a solid reputation as a sought-after collaborator. She has worked with numerous talented artists, from British Grammy winner Shola Ama to legends such as Walter “Junie” Morrison. Redbone and her UK-bred partner Aaron Whitby consistently provide essential direction and soulful support to combine track and artist into an indelible whole.
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Concerts, July 08, 2015, 07/08/2015, Redefining Americana: Digging Up Roots, with Martha Redbone
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Jazz pianist Jon Weber has recorded and toured all over the world, winning numerous accolades for performance and composition - and scoring extensively for television since 1987. Gary Burton, Roy Hargrove, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, and Avishai Cohen have all recorded Jon's music. His newest critically-acclaimed release, Simple Complex, rose to #1. Jon lives in New York City and hosts NPR's Piano Jazz Rising Stars, after frequently serving as guest host for Marian McPartland on NPR's Piano Jazz.
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Concerts, July 08, 2015, 07/08/2015, Pianist Jon Weber: Jazz Performer, TV Score Composer
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Mr. Reed has performed on the many great stages of New York City and around the world, including within his hometown of East New York Brooklyn, on the subway platforms of New York City, Barcelona, Spain, and at Centraal Station in Amsterdam, Netherlands. His influences are wide-ranging mix of Hi-life, Jazz, Blues, Gospel and Salsa, just to name a few, the result being what Mr. Reed would describe as the spiritual and musical embodiment of New York City.
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Concerts, July 08, 2015, 07/08/2015, Mr. Reed, Eclectic Singer
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Compass - Together, Camilo Lara and Toy Selectah are known as Compass. Camilo Lara is the founder of Mexican Institute of Sound and has released 4 albums since its formation in early 2000. His music is a visionary mixture that flirts with electronic, hip-hop, dub, cumbia and punk. M.I.S. has performed at such major music festivals as Coachella, Lollapalooza and Roskilde. Systema Solar - Colombian audio-visual collective Systema Solar salvages stories and sounds from the country’s rich cultural history and jacks them up with space-aged beats, colorful videos, and power-to-the-people stands. The seven members live in four different cities, doing much of their work over the internet – not an easy feat in Colombia – and improvising most of their lives performances due to a lack of rehearsal time. Helado Negro - A South Florida native, born to Ecuadorian immigrants and based in Brooklyn, Helado Negro aka Roberto Carlos Lange’s upbringing provides essential elements to his songwriting, including his consistently bilingual – English and Spanish – lyrics. While citing the influence of the electro and Miami-bass he heard on the radio in his youth, his diverse work as Helado Negro points to shades of kraut rock bathed in his mesmerizing rhythms, loops, and hair-raising melodies.
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Concerts, July 08, 2015, 07/08/2015, Latin Sounds: Compass / Systema Solar / Helado Negro
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Take a cross-cultural musical journey - from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from Cumbia to Jazz, and more - with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons.
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Concerts, July 08, 2015, 07/08/2015, Accordions Around the World
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A free concert with artists specializing in music from the Himalayas and South Asia. Featuring Rami Seo (gayakeum).
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Concerts, July 08, 2015, 07/08/2015, Himalayan Happy Hour: Spiral Music
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A performance of Swing, Jazz and Pop.
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Concerts, July 08, 2015, 07/08/2015, The John Colianni Quartet
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Barry Harris is an American jazz pianist, bandleader, composer, arranger and educator. He is known as an exponent of the bebop style.
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Concerts, July 08, 2015, 07/08/2015, Barry Harris, Legendary Jazz Pianist
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Forming in 2009, guitarist/vocalist Jeff Gitelman, bassist/keyboardist/vocalist Dan Edinberg and drummer/vocalist Tim Walsh make up The Stepkids, a gleeful blend of classic jazz, R&amp;B, funk, 70s pop rock and countless other genres and styles with a uniquely personal brand of modern psychedelic soul.
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Concerts, July 08, 2015, 07/08/2015, The Stepkids, Rock-Pop Trio
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David W. Jacobsen performs catchy, acoustic songs mixing humorous social commentary and melancholy reflection. His newest album, Not What I Meant, contains humorous and reflective songs about failing to communicate. It deals with misunderstandings and their lighthearted or heartbreaking repercussions.
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Concerts, July 08, 2015, 07/08/2015, David W. Jacobsen performs from his CD Not What I Meant
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Come down and let the students from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music provide the soundtrack for lunchtime.
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Concerts, July 09, 2015, 07/09/2015, Lunchtime Jazz with The New School
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“In Bassekou's hands it sounded both ancient and utterly contemporary…like some African answer to Hendrix.” —The Guardian (UK) Malian powerhouse Bassekou Kouyate and his Ngoni Ba band revitalize the ancient ngoni lute tradition with rock-inflected energy. One of the foremost masters of the instrument, Kouyate has collaborated with the likes of Ali Farka Touré, Toumani Diabaté, Taj Mahal, Youssou N’Dour, and Dee Dee Bridgewater. Comprising four ngonis, two percussionists, and vocals from Kouyate’s wife, Amy Sacko, Ngoni Ba brings its electrifying Malian fusion to Brooklyn.
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Concerts, July 09, 2015, 07/09/2015, Malian Music: Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba
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These midday concerts are free of charge and open to the general public. Many people bring a lunch or purchase it from one of the several area vendors. Concerts run for a little over an hour. Dates generally feature jazz groups from area colleges and performing arts high schools, a way to support the ongoing development of young jazz musicians.
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Concerts, July 09, 2015, 07/09/2015, Jazz on the Plaza
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Jazz pianist Jon Weber has recorded and toured all over the world, winning numerous accolades for performance and composition - and scoring extensively for television since 1987. Gary Burton, Roy Hargrove, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, and Avishai Cohen have all recorded Jon's music. His newest critically-acclaimed release, Simple Complex, rose to #1. Jon lives in New York City and hosts NPR's Piano Jazz Rising Stars, after frequently serving as guest host for Marian McPartland on NPR's Piano Jazz.
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Concerts, July 09, 2015, 07/09/2015, Pianist Jon Weber: Jazz Performer, TV Score Composer
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2015 brings the RiverRocks concert series into its 17th Season. RiverRocks is one of New York City’s quintessential free outdoor summer concert series and features established and breaking artists performing at the beautiful pier.
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Concerts, July 09, 2015, 07/09/2015, Rock: Waxahatchee / Speedy Ortiz / Weyes Blood
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In her juiciest role yet, Chita Rivera is Claire Zachanassian, the world's wealthiest woman, who returns home to Anton Schell (Roger Rees), who captured her heart then shattered her dreams. What she does next shocks the town and makes for the most thrilling and intriguing musical in years.
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Concerts, July 09, 2015, 07/09/2015, Tony Award winner Chita Rivera performs with cast members from The Visit
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The Grammy Winner and Blues Hall of Fame inductee gives a solo acoustic performance. Hammond has created 34 albums in five decades and has played or recorded with a who’s who of the art form: John Lee Hooker, Jimi Hendrix, Roosevelt Sykes, Duane Allman, Eric Clapton, and Dr. John.
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Concerts, July 09, 2015, 07/09/2015, River and Blues Concert with Grammy Winner John Hammond
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Program: Mozart The Marriage of Figaro overture Saint-Saens Cello Concerto #1 Schubert Symphony No. 3 in D Major
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Concerts, July 09, 2015, 07/09/2015, New Amsterdam Summer Orchestra performs works by Mozart, Saint-Saens, Schubert
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Fifth Harmony is an American girl group. Their debut album Reflection has spurred their recent Top 20 hit "Worth It." Attendees are advised to get there early.
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Concerts, July 10, 2015, 07/10/2015, Fifth Harmony, Pop Vocal Group
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Cincinnati's Walk the Moon have broken through with their rollicking single "Shut Up and Dance" from their second major-label CD Talking Is Hard. Attendees are advised to arrive early.
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Concerts, July 10, 2015, 07/10/2015, Walk the Moon, Indie Rockers
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Although best known for fronting the pop metal band Poison, Pennsyvania's Bret Michaels also has a solo career. His most recent CD is Jammin' with Friends.
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Concerts, July 10, 2015, 07/10/2015, Bret Michaels, Lead Singer of Poison
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Jazz pianist Jon Weber has recorded and toured all over the world, winning numerous accolades for performance and composition - and scoring extensively for television since 1987. Gary Burton, Roy Hargrove, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, and Avishai Cohen have all recorded Jon's music. His newest critically-acclaimed release, Simple Complex, rose to #1. Jon lives in New York City and hosts NPR's Piano Jazz Rising Stars, after frequently serving as guest host for Marian McPartland on NPR's Piano Jazz.
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Concerts, July 10, 2015, 07/10/2015, Pianist Jon Weber: Jazz Performer, TV Score Composer
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Friday nights mean great local music. Head to the pier to hear Max Gallico and Friends.
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Concerts, July 10, 2015, 07/10/2015, Max Gallico and Friends
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The Don Byron New Gospel Quintet was launched in the spring of 2009 and had its world premiere at the Jazz Standard in New York. The band has since then toured in Europe and the US and been received enthusiastically by audiences and critics alike.
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Concerts, July 11, 2015, 07/11/2015, The Don Byron New Gospel Quintet
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Vicentico - Vicentico has long been a crucial figure in the history of rock music in Latin America. On top of a significant career as the lead vocalist of Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, he has also developed a successful solo career. Vicentico boasts six solo albums under his belt (all certified Platinum), successful international tours, and MTV, Gardel, and Latin GRAMMY awards. Ximena Sariñana - Ximena Sariñana Rivera is a Mexican singer-songwriter and actress. Sariñana has starred in and composed music for numerous films, including 2007’s Dos abrazos, for which she won ‘Best Female Actress’ at the 38th Diosas de Plata of Pecime awards. In 2009, she received critical acclaim, a GRAMMY nomination, and two Latin GRAMMY nominations for her debut album, Mediocre. No Te Va Gustar - NO TE VA GUSTAR (translated in English to “you won’t like it”), was formed in 1994 in Montevideo, Uruguay. To date, the band has recorded and released 8 studio albums and 3 live DVDs, with every album going certified Gold or Platinum in Uruguay and Argentina.
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Concerts, July 11, 2015, 07/11/2015, Latin American Sounds: Vicentico / Ximena Sariñana / No Te Va Gustar
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The Don Byron New Gospel Quintet was launched in the spring of 2009 and had its world premiere at the Jazz Standard in New York. The band has since then toured in Europe and the US and been received enthusiastically by audiences and critics alike.
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Concerts, July 11, 2015, 07/11/2015, The Don Byron New Gospel Quintet
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The concert is at the coolest classical music concerts location in New York City. Program and musicians TBA.
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Concerts, July 11, 2015, 07/11/2015, Concert on Water
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Calling all blankets, picnic baskets, and candles! This week’s performer: Steve Tarshis and his Instrumental Trio, with special guests. Live music at its best. Jazz, folk, blues and rock, with special guest vocalists. Perfect on a summer night.
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Concerts, July 11, 2015, 07/11/2015, Steve Tarshis and His Instrumental Trio
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Imagine an ensemble dedicated to inspiring, teaching and engaging people of all ages; music and dance as the light leading the way. Focused on the folklore of the Caribbean, rooted in Africa, Retumba! (Resound!), has been doing this since 1981. Retumba! is a unique dance and music ensemble that celebrates the human spirit with universal rhythms and resounding music that stirs the rich culture of Latin-European to Afro-Caribbean origins into a feast of folkloric music that can be enjoyed by everyone.
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Concerts, July 12, 2015, 07/12/2015, Afro-Caribbean Sounds: ¡Retumba!
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Cesária Évora Orchestra - After the passing of Cape Verdean singer Cesaria Evora in 2011, thousands flocked to pay their respects to the great artist at a series of memorable concerts, including some of the greatest singers in world music joined the musicians who had regularly accompanied Cesaria, lending their voices to this ultimate tribute to the woman known as The Barefoot Diva. Once the musical events were over, Cesaria’s musicians were more determined than ever to keep alive her repertoire, which had enchanted audiences all over the world. So Khaly (piano), Totinho (saxophone), Miroca (percussion), Zé Paris (bass) and a few others formed the Cesaria Evora Orchestra, playing a first concert at the 2014 Gamboa Festival in Praia as a tribute to the iconic singer and her tremendous achievements – especially as the international Ambassador of Cape Verdean music. Mayra Andrade - Mayra Andrade is lovely – adorable, generous and radiant. Her firmly-rooted, distinctive, poetic, topical voice was immediately described a few years ago as “the other Cape Verde” – the sound of a Cesaria Evora freed of the twists of fate and patina of tradition. Lovely Difficult is the fourth album by this singer, who makes it plain that her life and aims are not as straightforward as you might think. Dino D’Santiago - Claudino de Jesus Borges Pereira was born in Portugal 30 years ago, where lived his parents of Cape Verdean origins. Dino joined the group Jaguar in 2004 and released (under the name of Dino SoulMotion) his first solo album untitled Me and my Beloved in 2008 on which features Tito Paris among others. Along with Virgul (DaWeasel), he founded Nu Soul Family the following year.
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Concerts, July 12, 2015, 07/12/2015, Cape Verdean Sounds: Cesária Évora Orchestra / Mayra Andrade / Dino D’Santiago
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Camille Thurman, multi-talented saxophonist, flutist, vocalist, composer and educator, is a young musician emerging on the horizon, acquiring an impressive list of accomplishments that extend well beyond her years. Her lush, velvety sound compares her sound to the likeness of tenor greats Gene Ammons and Dexter Gordon to name a few.
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Concerts, July 12, 2015, 07/12/2015, Camille Thurman, Jazz Saxophonist

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Concerts, July 12, 2015, 07/12/2015, Classic R&amp;B, Motown &amp; Soul
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Enjoy vibrantly danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River. Ilusha Tsinadze, already a household name in his native Republic of Georgia, is charting new territory by weaving together his two worlds — the traditional music of Georgia and Brooklyn.
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Concerts, July 12, 2015, 07/12/2015, Amplified Sundays: Ilusha Tsinadze

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Concerts, July 12, 2015, 07/12/2015, Classic R&amp;B, Motown &amp; Soul

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Concerts, July 12, 2015, 07/12/2015, Samba, bossa nova, jazz and soul
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Russ Kassoff is currently playing trio and solo jazz concerts, clubs, festivals, master classes and private parties. In 2015 Russ continues to perform in concert as conductor/pianist to Rita Moreno and will appear once again as Pianist/Conductor for Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte in 2016.
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Concerts, July 13, 2015, 07/13/2015, Pianist Russ Kassoff: Trio and Solo Jazz, Broadway Conductor, Music Director
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Sophisticated, full sound of Standards, traditional Swing and new Swing. Hip vocals and harmonious horns are led by trombonist and singer Sean Mahony, former bandleader at New York City's legendary Rainbow Room.
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Concerts, July 13, 2015, 07/13/2015, Sean Mahony with the New York Swing Orchestra

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Concerts, July 13, 2015, 07/13/2015, chamber music
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Hosted by D'Ambrose Boyd with David Pearl at the piano. Where New York's finest professional and aspiring singers come to sing their favorites and hear their peers perform before an intimate audience.
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Concerts, July 13, 2015, 07/13/2015, Singers Space
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Put a little swing in your summer with the students and alumni of The Juilliard School Jazz division! Celebrate the giants of jazz with the upbeat tunes of the Great American Song Book and other cool jazz standards. The trio consisting of saxophonist Lukas Gabric, guitarist Greg Duncan, and bassist Dan Chmielinsky will be performing an assortment of classic Dave Brubeck pieces from the 1950′s and 1960′s. The performance will include popular all-time favorites like Blue Rondo a la Turk, Strange Meadow Lark, and more. Lukas Gabric – Tenor Saxophone; Greg Duncan – Guitar; Dan Chmielinsky – Bass
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Concerts, July 14, 2015, 07/14/2015, The Music of Dave Brubeck with The Juilliard School Jazz Division
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Russ Kassoff is currently playing trio and solo jazz concerts, clubs, festivals, master classes and private parties. In 2015 Russ continues to perform in concert as conductor/pianist to Rita Moreno and will appear once again as Pianist/Conductor for Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte in 2016.
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Concerts, July 14, 2015, 07/14/2015, Pianist Russ Kassoff: Trio and Solo Jazz, Broadway Conductor, Music Director
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With: O.A.R. – Formed in 1996 in Rockville, Maryland, O.A.R. (an acronym for Of a Revolution) enjoyed a quick rise from college campus favorites to Billboard chart-toppers and international stars. Renowned for their vibrant live shows and the communal relationship they share with their fans, the band have performed their roots-rock and reggae-inflected songs to audiences around the world, including two sold out shows at Madison Square Garden. They recently returned to their hometown for their eighth studio album, The Rockville LP, a journey of creative renewal and inspiration. Ryan Bingham – is a celebrated Americana singer-songwriter who first captured worldwide attention for his collaboration with producer T Bone Burnett on the soundtrack for the 2009 acclaimed film Crazy Heart, including co-writing &amp; performing the film’s award-winning theme song “The Weary Kind”. The title track earned Bingham an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Critics’ Choice Award for “Best Song” in 2010, as well as a Grammy Award for “Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media” in 2011. Bingham released his fifth studio album “Fear and Saturday Night” on January 20, 2015.
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Concerts, July 14, 2015, 07/14/2015, Lowdown Hudson Music Fest
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Sehrang, meaning tri-colored in Farsi, is the trio comprised of these three young Iranian musicians who share the same vision of making a new sound, which is still rooted in their common culture. From original lyrics to classical Iranian poetry, their music uses and creates poetry, simultaneously, and their songs are very intimate and extremely groovy. Sehrang is a trio of three storytellers using the language of music.
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Concerts, July 14, 2015, 07/14/2015, Sehrang, Iranian Trio
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Program: W. A. Mozart Oboe Quartet Carl A. Nielsen Wind Quintet Johannes Brahms Serenade No. 1 for Winds and Strings HOST: Terrance McKnight, WQXR
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Concerts, July 14, 2015, 07/14/2015, Boston Symphony Chamber Players perform works by Mozart, Brahms, Nielsen
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Russ Kassoff is currently playing trio and solo jazz concerts, clubs, festivals, master classes and private parties. In 2015 Russ continues to perform in concert as conductor/pianist to Rita Moreno and will appear once again as Pianist/Conductor for Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte in 2016.
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Concerts, July 15, 2015, 07/15/2015, Pianist Russ Kassoff: Trio and Solo Jazz, Broadway Conductor, Music Director
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Bandits on the Run is a group of whimsical criminals that sound like a nostalgic medley of old and new: strummed, plucked, and bowed away on cello and nylon string guitar, and propped up on an old timey spine of three part harmony. Their tools are various and sundry, a motley mix of off-beat pop music covers, reworked jazz and rock standards, and originals that’ll make you feel like deja vu all over again. At the center of this dangerous crime ring are Roy Dodger, guitar and vocals (a.k.a. Adrian Enscoe); Bonanza Jellyfish, cello and vocals (a.k.a. Sydney Shepherd); and “Clarissa,” percussion and vocals (a.k.a. Regina Strayhorn).
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Concerts, July 15, 2015, 07/15/2015, Bandits on the Run, Whimsical Pop Rockers
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The brainchild of Liam McCormick, The Family Crest was started as a recording project in 2009 with co-founder John Seeterlin (bass) to reinvent how music could be created. Now a seven-piece core band, boasting over 400 “Extended Family” members, The Family Crest infuses pop into complex arrangements from dark, classical romanticism to horn-laden sounds akin to the Roaring 20′s. Arc Iris crystallizes the evolution of composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Jocie Adams, a former core member of renowned indie-folk band The Low Anthem. This is a breakaway moment for Adams, who now takes center stage as composer, lyricist, and lead vocalist. Embracing her new role as auteur, Adams has created a genre-bending style that often shifts between cabaret-infused jazz, orchestral sophistication, grimy outlaw country, delicate and whimsical harmonies, and big-band exhilaration — sometimes all in the same song.
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Concerts, July 15, 2015, 07/15/2015, Indie Pop: The Family Crest / Arc Iris
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Take a cross-cultural musical journey - from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from Cumbia to Jazz, and more - with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons.
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Concerts, July 15, 2015, 07/15/2015, Accordions Around the World
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A free concert with artists specializing in music from the Himalayas and South Asia. Featuring The A.L.T. Trio: Chris Agar (bass), Jimmy Lopez (percussion) + Joe Tisdall (classical guitar).
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Concerts, July 15, 2015, 07/15/2015, Himalayan Happy Hour: Spiral Music
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With: The Wood Brothers – Chris and Oliver wood spent fifteen years separately pursuing successful music careers before they formed The Wood Brothers: Chris as a founding member of genre-busting jazz trio Medeski Martin &amp; Wood while Oliver immersed himself in the Southern Rock scene working with Tinsley Ellis and King Johnson. NPR described their first album as a collection of “gracious little songs [that] sound like they were born on a front porch during a beautiful sunset.” Their music combines blues, folk, and roots-music styles they loved as kids into their own evocative sound, with their voices united in the kind of high-lonesome harmony blend for which sibling singers are often renowned. On their latest album, The Muse, Oliver’s gritty acoustic guitar and Chris’s virtuosic upright bass are joined by multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix. The Word – The Word is an improvisational rock-gospel supergroup featuring pedal-steel guitarist Robert Randolph, keyboardist John Medeski, and all three members of the North Mississippi Allstars (guitarist Luther Dickinson, drummer Cody Dickinson and bassist Chris Chew). The band came together in 2000, bonding over their mutual love for Sacred Steel, a tradition of gospel music that originated in African-American Pentecostal churches in the early 20th century. Since the release of their first LP in 2001, all five members have remained busy with projects outside of the band while occasionally uniting for live shows, including high-profile performances at Bonnaroo in 2005 and 2012. May 4 marked the release of their second studio album, Soul Food, on Vanguard Records.
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Concerts, July 15, 2015, 07/15/2015, Lowdown Hudson Music Fest
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Feel the beat as professional drummers and African acrobatic dancers lead this interactive evening of music. A limited number of drums will be provided. Bring a drum, if you have one, or something else that you can shake or rattle.
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Concerts, July 15, 2015, 07/15/2015, Drum Circle with Drum Cafe NY
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Pianist Michael Cannon from Los Angeles, who has studied at the Juilliard School, has a performing career which has taken him all over the world. He has performed in such major European capitals as London, Amsterdam, The Hague, Berlin and Frankfurt as well as Shanghai and Tokyo in the Far East. The London Daily Telegraph called him "A distinguished artist, having not only a fine technique, but also ripe experience and deep familiarity with the music - a wide variety of tone, warmth and flexibility."
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Concerts, July 15, 2015, 07/15/2015, Piano Works by Beethoven, Schubert, Franck

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Concerts, July 15, 2015, 07/15/2015, Tribute to two great rock bands
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Come down and let the students from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music provide the soundtrack for lunchtime.
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Concerts, July 16, 2015, 07/16/2015, Lunchtime Jazz with The New School
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George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic draw from a seemingly endless supply of psych-funk swagger. Having reached widespread recognition in the 70s and 80s with tracks like “Atomic Dog,” the legendary collective has been extensively sampled, most famously by Snoop Dogg in “What’s My Name?”
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Concerts, July 16, 2015, 07/16/2015, Legendary Funk: George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic
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These midday concerts are free of charge and open to the general public. Many people bring a lunch or purchase it from one of the several area vendors. Concerts run for a little over an hour. Dates generally feature jazz groups from area colleges and performing arts high schools, a way to support the ongoing development of young jazz musicians.
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Concerts, July 16, 2015, 07/16/2015, Jazz on the Plaza
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Russ Kassoff is currently playing trio and solo jazz concerts, clubs, festivals, master classes and private parties. In 2015 Russ continues to perform in concert as conductor/pianist to Rita Moreno and will appear once again as Pianist/Conductor for Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte in 2016.
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Concerts, July 16, 2015, 07/16/2015, Pianist Russ Kassoff: Trio and Solo Jazz, Broadway Conductor, Music Director
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From the co-director of The Book of Mormon and the producer of Avenue Q comes a world-premiere musical comedy about the musical comedy that started it all. Welcome to the 1590s, long before the dawn of premium tickets, star casting, and reminders to turn off your cell phones. Brothers Nick (Brian d Arcy James) and Nigel Bottom (John Cariani) are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as The Bard (Christian Borle).
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Concerts, July 16, 2015, 07/16/2015, Cast members perform from Something Rotten!
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Valerie June’s “Organic Moonshine Roots Music” encompasses the musical heritage of her native Tennessee, mixing Appalachian folk, blues, gospel, soul, and country music with stunning originality. These musical elements are anchored by June’s distinctive voice, which percolates somewhere between Dolly Parton and Billie Holiday, and is expressed by June’s ebullient personality.
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Concerts, July 16, 2015, 07/16/2015, River and Blues Concert: Valerie June
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Georgia-born Alan Jackson is a singer, songwriter and musician known for blending traditional honky tonk and mainstream country sounds and penning many of his own hits. He has sold over 80 million records worldwide, with more than 50 of his singles having appeared on Billboard's country chart. He is a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Attendees are advised to get there early.
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Concerts, July 17, 2015, 07/17/2015, Alan Jackson, Grammy-Winning Country Singer-Songwritrer
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The 21-year-old Kelsea Ballerini is the pride of Mascot, Tennessee. She has just released her debut CD, The First Time.
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Concerts, July 17, 2015, 07/17/2015, Kelsea Ballerini, Country Singer
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Russ Kassoff is currently playing trio and solo jazz concerts, clubs, festivals, master classes and private parties. In 2015 Russ continues to perform in concert as conductor/pianist to Rita Moreno and will appear once again as Pianist/Conductor for Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte in 2016.
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Concerts, July 17, 2015, 07/17/2015, Pianist Russ Kassoff: Trio and Solo Jazz, Broadway Conductor, Music Director
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Friday nights mean great local music. Head to the pier to hear Baby Soda Jazz Band.
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Concerts, July 17, 2015, 07/17/2015, The Baby Soda Jazz Band
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The concert is at the coolest classical music concerts location in New York City. Program and musicians TBA.
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Concerts, July 18, 2015, 07/18/2015, Concert on Water
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Every once in a while a special someone defies the odds and manages to make his or her talent shine again and again, in different venues, on stages and bandstands, in recording studios or on tour. Such a person is Melba Joyce. Her long and impressive career has spanned three decades in the company of and sharing top billing with such giants of the music world as Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughn, Louis Jordan, Lionel Hampton, Tony Bennett, Joe Williams, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and so many others. Bobby Sanabria is a 7x Grammy nominated American drummer of Puerto Rican descent who is also a percussionist, composer, arranger producer, documentary film producer, educator and writer specializing in Latin jazz and Jazz. The Airmen of Note is the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., it is one of six musical ensembles that comprise The U.S. Air Force Band. Created in 1950 to continue the tradition of Major Glenn Miller's Army Air Corps dance band, the current band consists of 18 active duty Airmen musicians including one vocalist.
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Concerts, July 18, 2015, 07/18/2015, Jazz: Melba Joyce / Bobby Sanabria / USAF Airmen of Note
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Together for 18 years, the Quartet is one of the longest standing active bands in jazz today. Underscoring the group, Sean Smith's all original repertoire is structured and melodic, yet free and modern, continuing the jazz tradition.
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Concerts, July 19, 2015, 07/19/2015, The Sean Smith Quartet, World-Class Jazz Ensemble

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Concerts, July 19, 2015, 07/19/2015, Classic R&amp;B, Motown &amp; Soul
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Jorge Drexler - Uruguayan Madrid-based musician Jorge Drexler won wide acclaim after becoming the first composer ever to win an Academy Award with a song in Spanish: “Al Otro Lado del Río” from the film The Motorcycle Diaries. In the last few years he has received nominations in three consecutive Grammy Awards and four consecutive Latin Grammy Awards, and has won two Spanish Music Awards. Diego Garcia - Diego Garcia knows how to mine romantic yearning in his work. His acclaimed 2011 solo debut Laura was the ultimate bedroom recording, an intensely focused and utterly entrancing chamber-pop song cycle about unrequited love, his own. The titular Laura was a woman he fell for in college but lost during a hectic period a decade ago when he was fronting Elefant, a New York City-based rock band that toured the world with artists like Interpol, The National and Morrissey. Danay Suárez - Danay Suárez, was born in Havana, Cuba in 1984. Whereas her application to Cuba’s musical conservatory was denied, she never gave up on her dream. Danay joined “Opera de la Calle” in 2003 which allowed her to train and further expand her sound spectrum. She later went on to become one of the principal figures in Cuba’s underground Rap movement.
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Concerts, July 19, 2015, 07/19/2015, Latin Sounds: Jorge Drexler / Diego Garcia / Danay Suárez
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Delsonido provides vibrantly danceable live music accompanied by a spectacular sunset over the Hudson River. The band’s unique “Progressive Afro-Caribbean” style perfectly captures the zeitgeist of multicultural Brooklyn of today. Elkin Pautt, producer and composer, is the musical director of Delsonido. From Barranquilla, Colombia, and currently resides in Brooklyn. He is dedicated to discovering new sounds from the marriage of traditional Colombian music and other modern genres.
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Concerts, July 19, 2015, 07/19/2015, Amplified Sundays: Delsonido

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Concerts, July 19, 2015, 07/19/2015, Classic R&amp;B, Motown &amp; Soul

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Concerts, July 19, 2015, 07/19/2015, Samba, bossa nova, jazz and soul
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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.
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Concerts, July 20, 2015, 07/20/2015, Pianist Isaac ben Ayala: Performing and Film Recording Artist
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David Hershey-Webb has been singing original Americana music since the 1970s in the cafes and streets of Cambridge, Massachusetts and in NYC at Folk City, the Speakeasy, the Bitter End, the Living Room and The Cutting Room. His CD “Welcome to the World” features Jon Pousette-Dart, Jay Dee Manes (who played on the Byrds Sweethearts of the Rodeo) and Lorenza Ponce (Bon Jovi, Dixie Chicks). He has been featured on WFUV’s Sunday Breakfast and on radio stations throughout the country.
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Concerts, July 20, 2015, 07/20/2015, Americana: David Hershey-Webb and Friends
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Put a little swing in your summer with the students and alumni of The Juilliard School Jazz division! Celebrate the giants of jazz with the upbeat tunes of the Great American Song Book and other cool jazz standards. Guitarist Jimmy Raney is known for his incredible time feel, smooth tone and great bebop phrasing. In addition to his own work as a leader, his playing was integral to groups led by Stan Getz, Bob Brookmeyer and others. The Greg Duncan Trio will perform various selections from Raney recordings in a trio format featuring the saxophone and acoustic bass. Greg Duncan – Guitar; Lukas Gabric – Tenor Saxophone; Dave Baron – Bass
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Concerts, July 21, 2015, 07/21/2015, A Tribute to Jimmy Raney with The Juilliard School Jazz Division
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Concerts, July 21, 2015, 07/21/2015, Pianist Isaac ben Ayala: Performing and Film Recording Artist
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Elephant Revival formed on the banks of Spring Creek in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and then relocated back to Nederland, Colorado in fall of 2006. They loved one another’s sense of shared values, and the way their disparate musical influences formed a more cohesive tapestry the more they played together. The band is a favorite atfestivals such as Telluride Bluegrass, Vancouver Folk Festival and Old Settlers; and is selling out theaters in their native Colorado as well as legendary rooms such as Joe’s Pub in NYC, The Ark in Ann Arbor and The Tractor Tavern in Seattle.
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Concerts, July 21, 2015, 07/21/2015, Folk Sounds: Elephant Revival
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Program: Franz Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 1 in D Major Richard Wagner Siegfried Idyll Ludwig Van Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92 HOST: Annie Bergen, WQXR
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Concerts, July 21, 2015, 07/21/2015, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra performs works by Wagner, Haydn, Beethoven
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The “charismatic indie-soul diva” (Time Out New York) Martha Redbone brings “Redefining Americana: Digging Up Roots,” a musical exploration of her multi-textured southern heritage encompassing Appalachian folk, piedmont blues, country, gospel, honkytonk, bluegrass, soul and traditional Native American music. Since the establishment of her career in London and New York City, Redbone has humbly and steadfastly earned a solid reputation as a sought-after collaborator. She has worked with numerous talented artists, from British Grammy winner Shola Ama to legends such as Walter “Junie” Morrison. Redbone and her UK-bred partner Aaron Whitby consistently provide essential direction and soulful support to combine track and artist into an indelible whole.
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Concerts, July 22, 2015, 07/22/2015, Redefining Americana: Digging Up Roots, with Martha Redbone
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Concerts, July 22, 2015, 07/22/2015, Pianist Isaac ben Ayala: Performing and Film Recording Artist
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As presented in the New Yorks Times, The New Yorker, on NPR, MTV Iggy, NBC, and Univision, Mariachi Flor de Toloache makes New York City history as its first and only all-female mariachi band. Originally founded in 2008 by lead singer and violinist Mireya I. Ramos as a trio, the band has grown to 10 members. The members’ different cultural backgrounds span the globe and flavors their unique sound and appearance: from Mexico to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Colombia, Germany, Singapore and the United States. The end result of this cultural bouquet is an edgy, versatile and fresh take on traditional Mexican music.
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Concerts, July 22, 2015, 07/22/2015, Mariachi Flor De Toloache, All-Female Mariachi Band
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Take a cross-cultural musical journey - from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from Cumbia to Jazz, and more - with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons.
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Concerts, July 22, 2015, 07/22/2015, Accordions Around the World
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A free concert with artists specializing in music from the Himalayas and South Asia. Featuring Kane Mathis (kora, oud).
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Concerts, July 22, 2015, 07/22/2015, Himalayan Happy Hour: Spiral Music
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At the center of Kiran Ahluwalia’s music is love in all its shades, from the yearning romantic to the divine love of Sufi Mysticism. Ahluwalia honors the great vocal traditions of India and Pakistan with masterful, personal interpretation.
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Concerts, July 22, 2015, 07/22/2015, Kiran Ahluwalia, Indian-Pakistani Vocalist
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Traditional jazz music and vocals.
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Concerts, July 22, 2015, 07/22/2015, The Rutkowski Family Trio and Friends
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The Muscle Shoals All-Stars — Jimmy Johnson and David Hood of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section (also known as the Swampers), the Muscle Shoals Horns, and a host of others — are the architects of some of the most iconic music this country has ever produced. Backing artists like Aretha Franklin, the Rolling Stones, the Staple Singers, Paul Simon, Jimmy Cliff, and Percy Sledge, and “creating licks and riffs that take no more than five notes to name” (Allmusic.com), this rhythm section developed a distinct Muscle Shoals sound. Making a rare trip together outside the studio, the Muscle Shoals All-Stars will perform the songs that helped propel them deep into the canon of American popular music. Opening the evening will be lauded Alabama songwriter and session man Donnie Fritts alongside John Paul White, formerly of the Grammy-winning duo the Civil Wars, performing songs from their forthcoming release.
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Concerts, July 22, 2015, 07/22/2015, The Muscle Shoals All-Stars
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Come down and let the students from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music provide the soundtrack for lunchtime.
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Concerts, July 23, 2015, 07/23/2015, Lunchtime Jazz with The New School
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“It was all joyful praise, brilliantly timed with one crescendo after another. If they hadn’t been playing in Webster Hall’s basement, they might have torn off the roof.” —The New York Times Like everything else, even the gospel is bigger in Texas. The 11-member family collective — comprising five sisters, two brothers, and their father — has been unleashing jubilant songs of praise on churches and festivals alike for over two decades. With a hip-shaking sound that draws from vintage soul and R&amp;B, the group arrives on the heels of their knockout performance at January’s Globalfest at Webster Hall, which propelled them onto the global scene.
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Concerts, July 23, 2015, 07/23/2015, The Jones Family Singers, Texas Gospel Collective
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These midday concerts are free of charge and open to the general public. Many people bring a lunch or purchase it from one of the several area vendors. Concerts run for a little over an hour. Dates generally feature jazz groups from area colleges and performing arts high schools, a way to support the ongoing development of young jazz musicians.
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Concerts, July 23, 2015, 07/23/2015, Jazz on the Plaza
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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.
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Concerts, July 23, 2015, 07/23/2015, Pianist Isaac ben Ayala: Performing and Film Recording Artist
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2015 brings the RiverRocks concert series into its 17th Season. RiverRocks is one of New York City’s quintessential free outdoor summer concert series and features established and breaking artists performing at the beautiful pier.
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Concerts, July 23, 2015, 07/23/2015, Rock: We Were Promised Jetpacks / Krill
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A performance by pianist and singer Henry Butler. Playing gutbucket blues or uptown jazz, he has been described as the greatest living proponent of the classic New Orleans piano tradition. Butler’s knowledge and mastery of 20th century piano music is encyclopedic. He can throw baroque flourishes into New Orleans rhythm and blues, add boogie woogie trills to classical ragtime, or play gospel standards with free jazz dissonances and abstractions.
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Concerts, July 23, 2015, 07/23/2015, River and Blues Concert: Henry Butler and Friends
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The two founders of Tijuana’s audio-visual collective mesh brassy live instrumentation, norteño sounds, and catchy techno dance beats with mesmerizing live-action and projected images in a show the Los Angeles Times calls “visually stunning, rhythmically dense.” The ex-Kraftwerk icon Wolfgang Flür joins the duo for a cameo, while Jungle Fire fuses break beats, Afro-Latin percussion, West African funk, cumbia, and LA grit.
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Concerts, July 23, 2015, 07/23/2015, Tijuana Techno: Bostich + Fussible
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Californian Andy Grammer has scored his first Top Ten hit with "Honey, I'm Good." from his second LP, Magazines or Novels. Attendees are advised to get there early.
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Concerts, July 24, 2015, 07/24/2015, Andy Grammer, Pop Singer-Songwriter
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Possessing a supple sense of swing, ravishing touch, and vast harmonic resources, pianist/composer Deanna Witkowski has created an utterly personal body of music informed by her deep knowledge of jazz, European classical and Brazilian forms. The winner of the 2002 Great American Jazz Piano Competition, Witkowski has released five critically hailed albums since 2000.
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Concerts, July 24, 2015, 07/24/2015, Deanna Witkowski: Winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition
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Singing in both English and Spanish, with blues as a reference and soul-folk as a detail, this Grammy Award–winning Guatemalan-American singer “stands out in a sea of audio-enhanced pop” (NPR). Melding elegant harmonies and unexpected timbres, Moreno moves gracefully between R&amp;B and bossa nova, lighting a beautiful fire in the hearts of listeners.
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Concerts, July 24, 2015, 07/24/2015, Gaby Moreno, Grammy Award–Winning Guatemalan-American Singer
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Friday nights mean great local music. Head to the pier to hear Chuck Braman Jazz Band.
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Concerts, July 24, 2015, 07/24/2015, The Chuck Braman Jazz Band

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Concerts, July 24, 2015, 07/24/2015, soul, pop music
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New York Opera Forum performs the complete opera. A live musical recital performed in concert with piano accompaniment.
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Concerts, July 25, 2015, 07/25/2015, New York Opera Forum performs Donizetti's Maria Stuarda
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Bombino - Born and raised in Niger, Omara “Bombino” Moctar is a member of the Tuareg Ifoghas tribe, which for centuries has fought against colonialism and the imposition of strict Islamic rule. During his lifetime, the Tuareg people have fought the Niger government to secure their rights on numerous occasions, causing Bombino and his family to flee several times. In exile, Bombino picked up the guitar and studied videos of Jimi Hendrix and Mark Knopfler in an effort to master their licks. Young Fathers - Young Fathers is ‘G’ Hastings, Alloysious Massaquoi and Kayus Bankole. The three men are each named after their fathers – a unifying bond for a band that pushes against the binds of definition. They are rock and pop, hip hop and punk, and anything else you want to label them as. But really, they are none and all of these. Fantastic Negrito - Fantastic Negrito is a man’s truth told in the form of black roots music. Each song is a true story about a musician from Oakland who experienced the highs of a million dollar record deal, the lows of a near fatal car accident that put him in a coma, and is now in the phase of rebirth despite his playing hand being mangled. Negrito’s music emphasizes rawness and space. Slide guitar, drums, piano.
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Concerts, July 25, 2015, 07/25/2015, Eclectic Sounds: Bombino / Young Fathers / Fantastic Negrito
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This group of virtuosos has been together for four years — half of their lives! Led by eight-year-old cello whiz kid Justin Yu, the Joyous Quartet has become an internet sensation as the youngest string quartet, captivating audiences at major live events. At Family Day, these little maestros from the Joyous Music School will dig into pop hits like Katy Perry’s “Firework” as well as classical favorites like Piazzolla’s Libertango and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee.
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Concerts, July 25, 2015, 07/25/2015, The Joyous Quartet: 8-Year-Olds in Concert
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The concert is at the coolest classical music concerts location in New York City. Program and musicians TBA.
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Concerts, July 25, 2015, 07/25/2015, Concert on Water
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Multiple Academy and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Randy Newman has explored various styles and sounds of the canon of 20th-century American music over the course of a long career. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. ,br&gt; Also: Musical ambassador and interpreter of America’s music, Wycliffe Gordon enjoys an impressive career touring the world performing hard-swinging, straight-ahead jazz to great acclaim. His unmatched modern mastery of the plunger mute and his exceptional technique and signature sound has solidified Gordon’s place in musical history as one of the top trombonists of his generation. Lil Buck returns to get the evening off to an electrifying start. “When Charles ‘Lil Buck’ Riley performs it’s as if he’s gliding on water, defying gravity. Jookin’ is his dance. And he’s been called the Baryshnikov of it,” is what Wynton Marsalis said introducing a profile of the dance phenom on CBS This Morning in January.
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Concerts, July 25, 2015, 07/25/2015, Randy Newman, Oscar- and Grammy-Winning Singer-Songwriter Legend
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Jose Virgilio Peña Suazo, better known as Banda Gorda, was born in city of Cotui, Dominican Republic. He formed part of Cuco Valoy’s merengue band as a first trumpet player, where he became a composer, arranger and started making a name for himself throughout the Dominican Republic. After years of performing with various famous merengue groups including La Rokabanda, Pochy Familia y la Coco Band, he fulfilled his dream to start his own musical project and La Banda Gorda was formed.
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Concerts, July 25, 2015, 07/25/2015, Merengue Stars: Jose Virgilio Peña Suazo y la Banda Gorda
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Efendi are back, headed by Scott Wilson playing his unique “Baglama Hydra” — a combination oud, saz, and bouzouki — perform music from Turkey, Armenia, Israel, and Greece. Wilson always shows up with a Belly Dancer, who charms the young and old alike.
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Concerts, July 25, 2015, 07/25/2015, Efendi, Middle Eastern Musicmaker with Belly Dancing
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Founded by Edwin Gomez in October 2013, La Orquesta Jeryco is a salsa band comprised of 12 outstanding musicians who share their energy and joy of performing live salsa music everywhere they go. La Orquesta Jeryco's Band Members have performed with notable artists, including Celia Cruz, Tito Nieves, La India, Jerry Rivera and Jose Alberto (el canario).
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Concerts, July 26, 2015, 07/26/2015, La Orquesta Jeryco, 12-Member Salsa Band
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Brooklyn-based R&amp;B/Rap group Whodini has been a mandatory staple in the Hip Hop scene since 1982 when they went on-air with Mr. Magic’s “Rap Attack” on WHBI radio. Their second album, 1984’s Escape, was certified platinum. The duo (Jalil Hutchins and John “Ecstasy” Fletcher) went on to tour with fellow hip hop icons including Kurtis Blow and Run-DMC, and collaborated with Public Enemy. Known by many monikers including Dark Gable, Black Caesar and King Asiatic Nobody’s Equal, Big Daddy Kane has long been one of hip hop’s most lyrical, diverse, innovative, trendsetting M.C.’s. The baritone-voiced, Bed-Stuy native is known for his rapid fire, metaphoric battle rap style, and has several certified gold albums to his name.
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Concerts, July 26, 2015, 07/26/2015, Rock Steady Crew 38th Anniversary Concert with Whodini and Big Daddy Kane
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Enjoy vibrantly danceable live music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River. River Whyless puts a hauntingly sweet spin on traditional foundations with a sound full of lush harmonies, wide sweeping arrangements driven by dark percussion, and metaphors built of firewood and sap.
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Concerts, July 26, 2015, 07/26/2015, Amplified Sundays: River Whyless
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From the release of her masterful 1961 debut album, A Maid of Constant Sorrow, which featured interpretative works of social poets of the time such as Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, and Tom Paxton, singer-songwriter Judy Collins has touched audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. Throughout the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and up to the present, she has remained a vital artist, in concert and with a catalog of 50+ critically acclaimed albums. Whether performing her own work, reimagining traditional pieces, or transforming the songs of Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, or Stephen Sondheim, Collins continues to create music that speaks to the heart. This intimate concert is part of a multi-city international, tour in anticipation of the release of her new album later this year.
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Concerts, July 26, 2015, 07/26/2015, Judy Collins, Legendary Pop/Folk Vocalist
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Hosted by D'Ambrose Boyd with David Pearl at the piano. Where New York's finest professional and aspiring singers come to sing their favorites and hear their peers perform before an intimate audience.
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Concerts, July 27, 2015, 07/27/2015, Singers Space
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Roy Eaton has a most impressive career. His first Carnegie Hall performance was in 1937, and he won the first ever Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Award in 1950. His latest album I Play for Peace on RHAHM was released on 11/11/11. Other current albums include: Joplin Rags on Sony Classical; Keyboard Classics for Children on Summit; 24/7+7 The Complete Preludes of Chopin, Gershwin; Still on Summit; and The Meditative Chopin on RHAHM.
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Concerts, July 27, 2015, 07/27/2015, Pianist Roy Eaton: Played Carnegie in '37
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Will bring accordion, bodhran and spoons for an evening of traditional Irish music and dance.
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Concerts, July 27, 2015, 07/27/2015, Irish Music: Niall O’Leary and Friends
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Put a little swing in your summer with the students and alumni of The Juilliard School Jazz division! Celebrate the giants of jazz with the upbeat tunes of the Great American Song Book and other cool jazz standards. The Jeremy Noller Trio reimagines selections from the American Popular Songbook. Infused with rhythms from South America, The Caribbean, and West Africa, the trio offers a fresh take on classic jazz standards. Jeremy Noller – Cajon, Percussion; Michael Thomas – Alto Sax; Luke Sellick – Bass
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Concerts, July 28, 2015, 07/28/2015, Global Standards with The Juilliard School Jazz Division
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Roy Eaton has a most impressive career. His first Carnegie Hall performance was in 1937, and he won the first ever Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Award in 1950. His latest album I Play for Peace on RHAHM was released on 11/11/11. Other current albums include: Joplin Rags on Sony Classical; Keyboard Classics for Children on Summit; 24/7+7 The Complete Preludes of Chopin, Gershwin; Still on Summit; and The Meditative Chopin on RHAHM.
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Concerts, July 28, 2015, 07/28/2015, Pianist Roy Eaton: Played Carnegie in '37
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Roy Eaton has a most impressive career. His first Carnegie Hall performance was in 1937, and he won the first ever Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Award in 1950. His latest album I Play for Peace on RHAHM was released on 11/11/11. Other current albums include: Joplin Rags on Sony Classical; Keyboard Classics for Children on Summit; 24/7+7 The Complete Preludes of Chopin, Gershwin; Still on Summit; and The Meditative Chopin on RHAHM.
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Concerts, July 29, 2015, 07/29/2015, Pianist Roy Eaton: Played Carnegie in '37
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Underground Horns is a Brooklyn based brass band playing Afro Funk Bhangra New Orleans grooves and beyond. In 2010 they recorded their second album BIG BEAT which was reviewed by Ken Waxman in The New York Jazz Record calling them “an unapologetic party band with brains…with tonal inflections from the Big Easy, central Africa, the Maghreb and the Baltic states.”
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Concerts, July 29, 2015, 07/29/2015, Underground Horns, Afro-Funk Brass Band
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Take a cross-cultural musical journey - from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from Cumbia to Jazz, and more - with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons.
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Concerts, July 29, 2015, 07/29/2015, Accordions Around the World
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A free concert with artists specializing in music from the Himalayas and South Asia. Featuring Ehren Hanson (tabla) + Abhik Mukherjee (sitar).
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Concerts, July 29, 2015, 07/29/2015, Himalayan Happy Hour: Spiral Music
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“La Orkesta does for mambo what the Dap-Kings did for soul, respect and building upon the spirit of a tradition, while incorporating a contemporary sound and audience.” (Music director of radio station KXCI, Tucson). Founded in 2009 in Tucson by multi-instrumentalist Sergio Mendoza, a longtime collaborator and sideman with Calexico and Devotchka, Orkesta Mendoza performs an arresting take on traditional mambo—Mendoza calls it “indie mambo”—that mixes in cumbia, merengue, and ranchera, with jazz and indie-rock, all shot through a prism of psychedelia. The band's otherworldly sound has been enthusiastically praised by The New York Times and NPR. The group’s debut studio album, Mambo Mexicano, was released in 2012 on Cosmica Records. With a Cuban-American lead singer, garage band ferocity, an intense live show, and a deep love of 70s AM pop radio hits, bolero romance, and pure country they were raised on, The Mavericks became unlikely stars. Their raucous sound broke new ground for the Country format with hits like “Here Comes The Rain,” “Crying Shame,” and “Dance The Night Away.” In 2013, after multiple gold and platinum albums, world tours, breakups and re-formations, the band reunited and released the critically-acclaimed album In Time, (The Valory Music Co) that critics at The Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, and New York magazine, among others, named to their “Best Of” lists. Billboard.com called the band’s just-released CD, Mono, “The splashy, seasoned spirit of new-millennium Mavericks. Deceptively simple songs of lust and chivalry get a vigorously swinging, guitar-heavy but horn-heated attack. They veer from big-band salsa to frisky, danceable Latin rock, swaggering, shuffling R&amp;B and more mellow pop flavors.”
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Concerts, July 29, 2015, 07/29/2015, Latin Sounds: The Mavericks / Orkesta Mendoza
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Come down and let the students from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music provide the soundtrack for lunchtime.
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Concerts, July 30, 2015, 07/30/2015, Lunchtime Jazz with The New School
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“The rare American jazzman who draws on the legacy of Fela Kuti as much as that of Miles Davis.” — The Wall Street Journal Grandson of the jazz legend Doc Cheatham, trumpeter and composer Theo Croker is a rising star in his own right, having performed with such greats as Benny Powell, Billy Hart, and Marcus Belgrave. Merging genres and idioms, he pushes traditional compositional elements into new forms—and after the 2014 release of his celebrated album AfroPhysicist, Croker is seen as one of the most promising and talented trumpeters working today.
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Concerts, July 30, 2015, 07/30/2015, Theo Croker, Jazz Trumpter and Composer
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These midday concerts are free of charge and open to the general public. Many people bring a lunch or purchase it from one of the several area vendors. Concerts run for a little over an hour. Dates generally feature jazz groups from area colleges and performing arts high schools, a way to support the ongoing development of young jazz musicians.
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Concerts, July 30, 2015, 07/30/2015, Jazz on the Plaza
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Roy Eaton has a most impressive career. His first Carnegie Hall performance was in 1937, and he won the first ever Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Award in 1950. His latest album I Play for Peace on RHAHM was released on 11/11/11. Other current albums include: Joplin Rags on Sony Classical; Keyboard Classics for Children on Summit; 24/7+7 The Complete Preludes of Chopin, Gershwin; Still on Summit; and The Meditative Chopin on RHAHM.
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Concerts, July 30, 2015, 07/30/2015, Pianist Roy Eaton: Played Carnegie in '37
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The cast of Amazing Grace performs a selection of songs from their new original musical.
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Concerts, July 30, 2015, 07/30/2015, Special Performance: Broadway's Amazing Grace
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Brooklyn native Suter was raised singing gospel in church, featured as vocalist on many underground house and dance records in the 90’s, and is now fronting an eclectic blues band. Her powerful bass/baritone voice was called by National Public Radio “a gale-force," adding that “she applies defibrillator paddles to vernacular music."
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Concerts, July 30, 2015, 07/30/2015, River and Blues Concert: Alexis P. Suter and The Ministers of Sound
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A 20-piece percussion and horn big band created in 2006 by the composer and instrumentalist Letieres Leite, Rumpilezz combines the power of traditional Afro-Bahian rhythms with jazz influences for a one-of-a-kind “veritable explosion of the boundaries of Brazilian instrumental music,” (leading Brazilian music critic).
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Concerts, July 30, 2015, 07/30/2015, Brazilian Sounds: Letieres Leite and Orkestra Rumpilezz
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In this mesmerizing world premiere, the artist CLIFFORD ROSS teams up with NYC-based chamber ensemble ORCHESTRA OF ST LUKE’S to bring you a massive, site-specific, multi-screen installation with a varied and transportive suite of live music. Ross, whose work evokes “profound vitality and pleasure,” (Art in America) has gained notoriety for his ambitious, large-scale endeavors and technological innovations. While developing the piece Harmonium Mountain, he worked with animators to enhance a single high resolution photograph of a landscape with 3D computer-generated elements. St. Luke’s is an ensemble marked by “roving curiosity” and “stylistic flexibility,” (NY Times) and a linchpin of the New York chamber music scene. Equally at home interpreting newly commissioned works and the central European canon, they are fast-rising musical omnivores with a knack for unconventional programming. To accompany Harmonium Mountain, Ross and St. Luke’s have devised a program featuring works by Antonio Vivaldi, Steve Reich, John Adams, Bryce Dessner, and Wojciech Kilar, including excerpts from Vivaldi’s celebrated “The Four Seasons” and Adams’ “Shaker Loops.” The evening will feature ALAN PIERSON, Conductor; ABIGAIL FISCHER, Mezzo-Soprano; and KRISTA BENNION FENNEY, Violin. To begin the evening, cellist JEFFREY ZEIGLER of the Kronos Quartet teams up with percussionist ANDY AKIHO and poet ROGER BONAIR-AGARD for a program of Philip Glass, John Zorn, and Paola Prestini.
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Concerts, July 30, 2015, 07/30/2015, The Musical World of Harmonium Mountain
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Georgia's Jason Aldean has released six albums and twenty-two singles. His 2010 album, My Kinda Party, is certified triple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Of his singles, thirteen have reached number one on the country charts, including "Why", "She's Country", "Big Green Tractor", and "The Truth". Attendees are advised to get there early.
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Concerts, July 31, 2015, 07/31/2015, Jason Aldean, Country Hitmaker
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Hozier scored a major worldwide hit with "Take Me to Church" from his self-titled debut album. Attendees are advised to arrive early.
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Concerts, July 31, 2015, 07/31/2015, Hozier, Irish Pop Musican
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Since winning American Idol in 2010, Raleigh-born singer Scotty McCreery has carved out a niche in country music with hits like "See You Tonight" and "Feelin' It."
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Concerts, July 31, 2015, 07/31/2015, Scotty McCreery, American Idol Winner
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Roy Eaton has a most impressive career. His first Carnegie Hall performance was in 1937, and he won the first ever Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Award in 1950. His latest album I Play for Peace on RHAHM was released on 11/11/11. Other current albums include: Joplin Rags on Sony Classical; Keyboard Classics for Children on Summit; 24/7+7 The Complete Preludes of Chopin, Gershwin; Still on Summit; and The Meditative Chopin on RHAHM.
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Concerts, July 31, 2015, 07/31/2015, Pianist Roy Eaton: Played Carnegie in '37
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The duo of Tanya Blount and Michael Trotter Jr. play Americana, folk and soul. They call their fans "lovewalkers."
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Concerts, July 31, 2015, 07/31/2015, Friday Freshen Up Concert: The War and Treaty
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Born as a documentary that explored the Black presence in the American punk scene, AFROPUNK has grown into a movement and a community of young, gifted people of all backgrounds who speak through music, art, film, comedy, fashion, and more.
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Concerts, July 31, 2015, 07/31/2015, AFROPUNK presents The Triptych: Wangechi Mutu
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Friday nights mean great local music. Head to the pier to hear Max Gallico and Friends.
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Concerts, July 31, 2015, 07/31/2015, Max Gallico and Friends
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The legendary Dr. John is a six-time Grammy Award-winning musician and Rock &amp; Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Known throughout the world as the embodiment of New Orleans’ musical legacy, Dr. John is a true icon in American culture. His latest album “Locked Down”, released in 2012 with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys also won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album. Opener Amy Helm’s deep musical roots were enriched by a lifetime of exposure to the finest expressions of American musical tradition. The daughter of music legend Levon Helm and singer/songwriter Libby Titus Fagen, Helm wields a powerful voice that can both stir and soothe, whether she is singing traditional gospel, blues standards or her own heartfelt compositions.
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Concerts, August 01, 2015, 08/01/2015, Dr. John and the Nite Trippers, 6-Time Grammy-Winning Rockers
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Twenty years ago, one of the most important groups in Brazil launched its first record, Da Lama ao Caos. The debut album by Chico Science &amp; Nação Zumbi was a milestone for a group of friends, that by creating a scene, started a movement that ultimately destabilized the axis of musical production in Brazil. Their second album, Afrociberdelia, was launched in June 1996, but in less than a year, the band – and the world – would lose their front man Chico Science. Despite the huge blow, it wasn’t the end. Nação Zumbi reestablished itself and ever since has reinvented themselves year after year, and album after album. Having released six studio albums, Nação Zumbi brings manguebeat to life, and continues to be one of the most influential and respected Brazilian music bands today. Carnival Caravan is a new collaborative touring concept featuring Brazilan-American group Nation Beat and New Orleans band Cha Wa. The goal? To incorporate Brazilian, New Orleans and related music, dance and art into a show that explores the cultural exchange between North and South America. Nation Beat’s Scott Kettner and Cha Wa’s Joe Gelini met in New Orleans on Mardi Gras Day in front of Big Chief Monk Boudreaux’s house awaiting the Golden Eagle Tribe. As Scott and Joe paraded with the Golden Eagles to the legendary corner of Second &amp; Dryades they began a musical dialogue that became the inspiration for this musical collaboration. Its no surprise that even though they were playing instruments and rhythms from separate continents, the message was the same. It became clear there was a musical and cultural connection that was understood without words.
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Concerts, August 02, 2015, 08/02/2015, Nação Zumbi / Nation Beat’s Carnival Caravan featuring Cha Wa
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Long before she was Carole King, music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and a dream. From the back rooms of music factories to the stage of Carnegie Hall, BEAUTIFUL tells the inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise from teenage songwriter to the rock &amp; roll hall of fame. The unforgettable music of top 10 hits, including Some Kind of Wonderful, The Loco-motion, You’ve Got A Friend, One Fine Day, Natural Woman, and many more. During the musical explosion that was the 1960’s in America, one woman wrote the songs that made a nation sing. Opener Scott Shea is a honed singer-songwriter currently living on the west coast of Canada. The son of legendary guitarist Red Shea, known for his distinctive pick work and memorable leads for Gordon Lightfoot, Scott Shea was immersed in music from the earliest of ages.
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Concerts, August 03, 2015, 08/03/2015, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical: Songs in Concert
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With more than three decades of musical history behind him, Humberto “Tito” Nieves is still going strong. In 2011, the Puerto Rican-born, NYC-raised star launched his very own record label, Tito Nieves Music Corp. with the release of his 30th studio album, Mi ultima grabacion. Lead single, “Eres Linda” roared onto the Latin Billboard Tropical Airplay chart in its first week and became his 26th chart entry.
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Concerts, August 04, 2015, 08/04/2015, Tito Nieves, the 'Pavarotti' of Salsa
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Program: Judd Greenstein Four on the Floor Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber Battalia à 10 D-major Francesco Geminiani/Michi Wiancko "La Follia" Variations for String Orchestra Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings in C major HOST: Naomi Lewin, WQXR
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Concerts, August 04, 2015, 08/04/2015, East Coast Chamber Orchestra performs works by Tchiakovsky and others
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The “charismatic indie-soul diva” (Time Out New York) Martha Redbone brings “Redefining Americana: Digging Up Roots,” a musical exploration of her multi-textured southern heritage encompassing Appalachian folk, piedmont blues, country, gospel, honkytonk, bluegrass, soul and traditional Native American music. Since the establishment of her career in London and New York City, Redbone has humbly and steadfastly earned a solid reputation as a sought-after collaborator. She has worked with numerous talented artists, from British Grammy winner Shola Ama to legends such as Walter “Junie” Morrison. Redbone and her UK-bred partner Aaron Whitby consistently provide essential direction and soulful support to combine track and artist into an indelible whole.
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Concerts, August 05, 2015, 08/05/2015, Redefining Americana: Digging Up Roots, with Martha Redbone
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Take a cross-cultural musical journey - from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from Cumbia to Jazz, and more - with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons.
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Concerts, August 05, 2015, 08/05/2015, Accordions Around the World
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In 2014, Harlem underground Hip Hop crew RATKING dropped So It Goes, their acclaimed debut release on Thom Yorke’s XL Recordings imprint Hot Charity. Described as “an exhilarating and reckless lyrical portrait of a maybe-vanishing city; part Vonnegut, part Dipset, part Suicide,” the album was featured on COMPLEX Magazine’s list as among the best new albums of 2014. After wrapping a year on the road and their first Australian tour, the group is back with their latest effort 700 Fill. Bishop Nehru is a multi-talented renaissance teen from Spring Valley, NY. Bishop is known for his talents as a self-taught hip-hop artist/producer/musician/ director/actor. Over the past year, Bishop has released 2 critically acclaimed projects, toured with the legendary Wu-Tang Clan, collaborated with UK super group Disclosure and landed a global Converse Ambassador campaign. Bishop just released his project with the reclusive underground hip-hop legend – MF DOOM titled “NehruvianDOOM” and is prepping his upcoming record that will be executive produced by Nas to come out on Mass Appeal.
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Concerts, August 05, 2015, 08/05/2015, Hip-Hop: RATKING / Bishop Nehru
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Come down and let the students from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music provide the soundtrack for lunchtime.
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Concerts, August 06, 2015, 08/06/2015, Lunchtime Jazz with The New School
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Considered one of the true innovators of New Orleans-style piano blues, English singer and pianist Jon Cleary has been steeped in the musical culture of the city since he arrived at age 17, and has composed for or performed with luminaries including Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, B.B. King, and John Scofield. Along with his blues-funk band the Absolute Monster Gentleman, Cleary is a favorite in New Orleans and on the blues circuit. They promise to draw from soul and R&amp;B, laying on heavy bayou funk to close out the festival.
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Concerts, August 06, 2015, 08/06/2015, Deep South Blues: Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen
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2015 brings the RiverRocks concert series into its 17th Season. RiverRocks is one of New York City’s quintessential free outdoor summer concert series and features established and breaking artists performing at the beautiful pier.
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Concerts, August 06, 2015, 08/06/2015, Rock: U.S. Girls / Yuck
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Having followed up his Polaris Prize-winning 2007 record Andorra with the universally adored Swim in 2010, Dan Snaith has spent the intervening five years touring the world, bringing not only the sounds of Caribou to the stage but proving his immeasurable worth as a DJ with epic 7½-hour-long sets. In 2012, Caribou were personally invited to join Radiohead on the road while Dan released his first album under the guise of his dancefloor-loving pseudonym Daphni to widespread critical acclaim. Sinkane - It’s soul music! And truly universal; uniting rhythm and styles from our world over to help you move, relate and be, Sinkane’s latest album, Mean Love, rolls like an emotional, existential history of the artist. Co-produced with long-time Sinkane collaborator and childhood friend Greg Lofaro, Ahmed Gallab has created an altogether unique compound of sound, stylistically nostalgic and ultramodern at the same time.
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Concerts, August 06, 2015, 08/06/2015, Dance and Soul: Caribou / Sinkane
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Friday nights mean great local music. Head to the pier to hear Chuck Braman Jazz Band.
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Concerts, August 07, 2015, 08/07/2015, The Chuck Braman Jazz Band
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Quantic, aka Will Holland is a British born musician, producer and DJ making soul, electronic &amp; Latin music saturated in the tropical soundwaves of the Caribbean. Holland has developed a sound that bridges heritage and progression, marrying spontaneous musicianship with deep, exciting tonality. When all is said and done, whichever role Gilles Peterson is performing – DJ, broadcaster, producer, compiler, label boss, or plain old record collector – the music is always the bottom line. His passion and enthusiasm is unfailing and deeply infectious. Starting off life as a club DJ, Peterson continues to spin passionately in venues around the world. As for the radio, his new 3-hour Saturday afternoon show on BBC Radio 6 Music has seen him take his unique musical mix to a new and growing audience of music lovers whilst the syndicated Worldwide radio show continues to spread his musical gospel. Afrika Bambaataa is one of the three main originators of break-beat deejaying, and is respectfully known as the “Grandfather,” “Godfather,” and “The Amen Ra,” of Hip Hop Culture as well as The Father of The Electro Funk Sound. Through his co-opting of the street gang the Black Spades into the music and culture-oriented Zulu Nation, he is responsible for spreading rap and Hip-Hop culture throughout the world.
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Concerts, August 08, 2015, 08/08/2015, 30th Anniversary DJ Celebration: Quantic / Gilles Peterson / Afrika Bambaataa
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Glass Animals vocalist and songwriter David Bayley draws influence for both music and artwork from his involvement in the world of medicine and neuroscience (at just 22 years old, he has studied both) creating a sound with it’s roots spread between the electronic and live instrumentation. The result is the warm, narcotic space between a downbeat, slow-burning groove and electro-pop catchiness. Brooklyn-based producer, composer, pianist, DJ and live musician Taylor McFerrin released his first full length LP, Early Riser, in June 2014 on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder record label. Taylor’s musical style is equally influenced by the legends of 60s/70s Soul, the kings of the Modern Beat Generation, Golden Era hip hop, free form jazz and electronic music. By playing all of the instruments on his productions, while also relying heavily on sampling and chopping up his live takes, he has found a sound that seamlessly bridges myriad musical worlds and draws the listener into a constantly shifting audio soundscape. Brooklyn’s own extreme dance league, BattleFest, brings its best dancers out for a live performance. “Flex” dancing as it’s known, involves dance battle competitions that are at once flights of fancy as well as poetic evocations of the streets.
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Concerts, August 09, 2015, 08/09/2015, Pop and Soul: Glass Animals / Taylor McFerrin / BattleFest League Dancers
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Invincible is a live multi-media spectacular with performances of Michael Jackson’s greatest hits including, “Thriller,” “Beat It,” “Billie Jean,” “Man In the Mirror” and many more. The show features talented artists who can sing live while also executing the intense dancing that the King of Pop was so famous for. This show captures the spirit and essence of watching and listening to Michael Jackson perform live onstage like no other! Don’t miss the “Dance Like Michael” workshop prior to the performance. Also: Bottom Heavy instantly established itself as a strong new sound; flowing freely between funky instrumentals, dreamy lullabies in soul and blues inflected songs. Marika Hughes fronts the band with such ease and so naturally it makes one wonder why cellos haven’t always fronted bands. Her stylings are reminiscent of her classical upbringing yet defy expectation as she moves us with her supple vocals through jazz, funk, soul, rock, and back again. The band can tip its hat to some of our greatest artists as influences; Gil-Scott Heron, Roberta Flack, Don Pullen, Charles Mingus and Cassandra Wilson, The Staple Singers, to name only a few. As you are charmed by her cello, her voice, and her band, you will be charmed by Marika herself: fiercely authentic, her audience an old friend invited along for the fabulous ride.
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Concerts, August 09, 2015, 08/09/2015, Invincible: Michael Jackson Tribute
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In 1983, Felix Hernandez began a two-year project traveling the U.S. collecting hundreds of hours of interviews with R&amp;B artists. The material was used for a 13-part radio documentary called Harlem Hit Parade, which was syndicated to 70 NPR stations in the mid-80’s. In 1986, Felix introduced Rhythm Revue, New York’s first radio show devoted exclusively to classic soul and R&amp;B. It premiered on WBGO and is now in its 29th year. In 1989, Felix was awarded the first of many production grants from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Endowment for the Arts, to develop and produce a weekly radio presentation of live blues and R&amp;B. In 1991, Felix did his first Rhythm Revue Dance Party at Tramps in New York City. The party outgrew Tramps and moved to the Roseland Ballroom in 1992, where it was held for over two decades. Felix’s unique mix of classic soul, disco and funk consistently draws a crowd of 2,500 to 3,500 dancers per event. Also: Anchored on the Fania All Stars’ historic performance at the Cheetah Club on the evening of August 26, 1971, Our Latin Thing captures the New York salsa explosion of the ‘70s in all its power and passion. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Leon Gast, the movie features performances from Cheo Feliciano, Héctor Lavoe, Ismael Miranda, Adalberto Santiago and Pete ‘El Conde’ Rodríguez. Gast also takes to the streets of Spanish Harlem where the Salsa phenomenon was born, and brings viewers behind the scenes and into the recording studio for a peek into the creative process with producer/keyboardist Larry Harlow.
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Concerts, August 09, 2015, 08/09/2015, The Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue
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Take a cross-cultural musical journey - from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from Cumbia to Jazz, and more - with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons.
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Concerts, August 12, 2015, 08/12/2015, Accordions Around the World
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Vibraphonist/vocalist Roy Ayers is among the best-known, most-loved and respected jazz/R&amp;B artists on the music scene today. Now in his fifth decade in the music business. Ayers, known as the Godfather of Neo-soul, continues to bridge the gap between generations of music lovers. In the ’60s he was an award-winning jazz vibraphonist, and transformed into a popular R&amp;B bandleader in the ’70s/’80s. Mobile Mondays! is a NYC Music Movement founded by Operator Emz &amp; take place every Monday at The Bowery Electric. The MM Mission is to keep real music alive, preserve and celebrate DJ culture and bring back the vibe and soul of NYC. Operator Emz is a DJ, music producer &amp; hop hop expert. He is a noted collector &amp; curator based in New York and Mobile Mondays! Founder. In the 90’s Greene went from college radio to co-host one of the first commercial hip hop radio shows in LA. The Joint on KBET, Emz combined his encyclopedic knowledge of music with sardonic humor earning fans and making “King Emz”. For well over a decade Natasha Diggs has been digging deeper to provide the soundscape for events across the globe in cities such as New York, Tokyo, Sydney, Beijing, Prague, Los Angeles and Berlin. As resident of New York City’s premiere all-vinyl 45 party, Mobile Mondays!, Diggs has become a force to be reckoned with and one of the most sought-after DJs in the 45 game.
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Concerts, August 12, 2015, 08/12/2015, Mobile Mondays! Live with Roy Ayers
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Come down and let the students from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music provide the soundtrack for lunchtime.
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Concerts, August 13, 2015, 08/13/2015, Lunchtime Jazz with The New School
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Friday nights mean great local music. Head to the pier to hear Baby Soda Jazz Band.
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Concerts, August 14, 2015, 08/14/2015, The Baby Soda Jazz Band
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During the 1990s, Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia (Kool Bob Love) introduced the world to an unsigned Nas, Biggie, Wu-Tang, and Big Pun as well as an unknown Jay-Z, Eminem, Fat Joe, and the Fugees through their eponymous radio show. The total record sales for all the artists that premiered on their show exceeds 300 million. Stretch and Bobbito created a platform that changed music forever, but their musical merits are only half the story. Their show had a cult following in the art/fashion world and prison population. All would loyally tune in for the offbeat humor just as much as for the exclusive music. Stretch and Bobbito brought a unique audience together, and inspired a movement. Their impact is still felt today, as they celebrate their 25th anniversary with a concert featuring DJ sets and guest artist appearances along with a film screening of the documentary Stretch and Bobbito which explores the social impact of what the Source Magazine voted “The Best Hip Hop Radio Show Of All-Time.”
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Concerts, August 16, 2015, 08/16/2015, Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito 25th Anniversary Concert
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Take a cross-cultural musical journey - from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from Cumbia to Jazz, and more - with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons.
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Concerts, August 19, 2015, 08/19/2015, Accordions Around the World
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Oliver Lake’s Big Band - For the past decade, Oliver Lake’s Big Band has served as one of his greatest achievements and most sophisticated compositional outlets. He is currently celebrating the second recorded release of his Big Band, entitled Wheels, which has been met with widespread critical acclaim. King Solomon Hicks - Teenage guitarist/singer Solomon Hicks – known by fans in Harlem as “King Solomon,” ‘lil B.B.” or “East Montgomery” – has been playing guitar for 13 years. An eclectic musician, Solomon excels at a number of styles ranging from Jazz, Blues, Classical, Gospel, R&amp;B, Funk and Classic Rock. He studied Jazz, Classical and Afro-Cuban guitar at Harlem’s School of the Arts and the Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts, and has attended Jazzmobile and Barry Harris’ Bebop workshops. ,br&gt; Michela Marino Lerman - Michela Marino Lerman is a star in the tap dance community. Born and raised in NYC and mentored by Buster Brown, Gregory Hines, Leroy Myers and Marion Coles, Lerman performs regularly at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Minton’s, Smalls (where she also runs the first and only acclaimed weekly tap jam) and countless other NYC jazz venues. Lerman has danced with musical greats such as Barry Harris, Benny Golson, Roy Haynes, Roy Hargrove, Nicholas Payton, Harry Whitaker, Marcus Strickland, Ravi Coltrane, Reggie Workman, Revive the Live Big Band, Jon Batiste, Johnny O’Neal, Jennifer Holliday, and many more.
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Concerts, August 21, 2015, 08/21/2015, The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
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Friday nights mean great local music. Head to the pier to hear Max Gallico and Friends.
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Concerts, August 21, 2015, 08/21/2015, Max Gallico and Friends
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Dr. Lonnie Smith - Dr. Lonnie Smith is an unparalleled musician, composer, performer and recording artist. An authentic master and guru of the Hammond B-3 organ for over five decades, he has been featured on over seventy albums, and has recorded and performed with a virtual “Who’s Who” of the greatest jazz, blues and R&amp;B giants in the industry. Consequently, he has often been hailed as a “Legend,” a “Living Musical Icon,” and as the most creative jazz organist by a slew of music publications. Andy Bey - Andy Bey’s silky baritone has become one of the finest instruments in jazz, resonating through decades of American standards. A lyrical storyteller, he possesses “a film noir voice: languid, mysterious, and surpassingly beautiful” (The New York Times). Bay’s four-octave range starts at a low C and he is virtually alone today in his ability to summon the deep, manly burnish of some of the great band baritones, like Billy Eckstine. Jeff Watts - Jeff Watts, the drummer they call “Tain,” spent his formative years with Wynton and Branford Marsalis, and his compositional skills now command equal attention. he joined the Wynton Marsalis Quartet in 1981 and proceeded to win three Grammy Awards with the ensemble for Black Codes From The Underground, J Mood and Marsalis Standard Time – Volume 1. Camille Thurman - Camille Thurman, multi-talented saxophonist, flutist, vocalist, composer and educator is a young musician emerging on the horizon, acquiring an impressive list of accomplishments that extend well beyond her years. Her lush, velvety, rich and warm sound on the tenor saxophone has eluded others to compare her sound to the likeness of tenor greats Gene Ammons, Dexter Gordon and Lester Young to name a few. Norma Miller - Norma Miller is one of the creators of the acrobatic style of swing dancing known as the Lindy Hop. As a child, she watched the dancers at the legendary Savoy Ballroom perched on the fire escape outside her mother’s Harlem apartment. When she was 12, she was “discovered” dancing outside the Savoy, and in 1934 was invited to join Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers, soon to make an extended tour of Europe. 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.
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Concerts, August 22, 2015, 08/22/2015, The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
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Joe Lovano - Grammy-winning saxophonist and composer Joe Lovano stands alone at the vanguard of large and small group jazz. In 2015 alone, two major ensembles will be on display: Joe Lovano’s Village Rhythms Band – a natural extension of the tenor giant’s evolving body of work where West African influences and party atmospheres connect New York City and Lagos, and the acclaimed Wayne Shorter-influenced Joe Lovano and Dave Douglas Quintet: Sound Prints. Rudresh Mahanthappa - Few musicians share the ability of alto saxophonist/composer Rudresh Mahanthappa to embody the expansive possibilities of his music with his culture. What has materialized is a sound that hybridizes progressive jazz and South Indian classical music in a fluid and forward-looking form that reflects Mahanthappa’s own experience growing up a second-generation Indian-American. The current manifestations of that trajectory include his latest project Bird Calls, which issued its first release in February 2015. Mahanthappa has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and numerous commissions. Myra Melford - Pianist, composer and Guggenheim fellow Myra Melford draws inspiration from a vast spectrum of cultural and spiritual traditions and artistic disciplines. In 2013, she released her first solo recording, Life Carries Me This Way and premiered Language of Dreams, her most ambitious project to date, combining narration, dance, and video with music for her quintet, Snowy Egret, which has a new release out in March 2015 (Enja/Yellowbird). Michael Mwenso - Jazz vocalist and bandleader Michael Mwenso is a fixture of the Uptown jazz scene but is making his way downtown with his signature style and vocal chops. From a young age, the Sierra Leone-born singer has held his own with artists like James Brown in addition to playing and leading his own bands around the world.
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Concerts, August 23, 2015, 08/23/2015, The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
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Jazmine Sullivan - After a short hiatus from music, eight-time GRAMMY Award nominee Jazmine Sullivan tells her story in all its unfiltered, unabridged, and unrestrained glory on her third full-length album, Reality Show. The Philly native served as the primary writer on each of the album’s twelve tracks, and for the first time, she also assumed the role of executive producer. As a result, Reality Show encompasses everything from R&amp;B and Soul to Hip Hop, Funk, and even a little Disco. Jordan Bratton - You’ve got to understand music’s traditions in order to reinvent them. Jordan Bratton certainly does. The 18-year-old singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer possesses a prodigious grasp on all aspects of music. His critically applauded 2014 mixtape, The Grey Area, and debut single “Danger 3” are wholly the products of his personal production and songwriting vision. Armed with a multitude of talents, he stands poised to truly break ground.
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Concerts, August 23, 2015, 08/23/2015, RCA Summer Concert Celebration
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Take a cross-cultural musical journey - from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from Cumbia to Jazz, and more - with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons.
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Concerts, August 26, 2015, 08/26/2015, Accordions Around the World
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For the first time the park presents a festival of bands playing world music. Each band has at least one accordionist.
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Concerts, August 28, 2015, 08/28/2015, Accordion Bands Festival
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NU Revolution Entertainment is the always-professional, ever-expanding, worldwide movement created by the CEO-hiphop artist Wordsmith. His mission is to entertain and educate through a Message of Purpose, and always by example relate that message through clean, quality, and marketable music for the masses.
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Concerts, August 28, 2015, 08/28/2015, Friday Freshen Up Concert: Wordsmith
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Lake Street Dive - After a jaw-dropping performance at a concert event in late 2013 that celebrated the music of Coen Brothers’ film Inside Llewyn Davis, Lake Street Dive burst onto the music scene with the release of their critically-acclaimed album Bad Self Portraits (2014). An incredible year followed: Rolling Stone magazine called them “the year’s best new band,” and the group showed off their chops with stunning performances on multiple late night television shows including, Late Show With David Letterman, Ellen, and even The Colbert Report. Kitty, Daisy and Lewis - London siblings Kitty, Daisy and Lewis Durham are talented songwriters/musicians whose background is rooted in the tradition where songs are handed down and sung at family gatherings, playing any instrument they lay their hands on. Their songs are an eclectic mix up of Pop, R’n’B &amp; Blues, Psychedelic Rock, Soul, Country, Jazz and Ska.
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Concerts, September 02, 2015, 09/02/2015, Critically Acclaimed Bands: Lake Street Dive / Kitty, Daisy and Lewis
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Program: Schumann Overture, Scherzo and Finale Sarasate Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy airs) Beethoven Symphony No. 4 in Bb Major
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Concerts, September 15, 2015, 09/15/2015, New Amsterdam Summer Orchestra performs works by Schumann, Beethoven, Sarasate
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