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thursday, october 30, 2014 6:00pm

6-8pm: Chandry Abreu - Jazz Vocalist

Chandry Abreu is a Jazz vocalist who brings her passion of music and love of singing to her listeners. A native of Seattle, Chandry received her Bachelor's Degree of Music in Voice Performance in 2008 from the University of Washington. She earned her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from Brooklyn College.

thursday, october 30, 2014 8:00pm

8-9pm: Maris & The Mercy Rockers - Folk Rock

Marissa "Maris" Lelogeais is a singer/songwriter from Boston MA. In January 2012, she founded Maris And The Merry Rockers, a five-piece folk rock reggae band that is made up of current students and alumni of Berklee College Of Music. She started the band because " All the people around me were bringing their music to life and I didn't know how to and I wanted to play music with other people who could help me do that!"

thursday, october 30, 2014 9:00pm

9-10pm: COUPLE COFFEE, SUSTO E SORANZIO & GIO MORETTI/ANIMACUSTI

Animacustica presents Bass, Voice & Soul. An evening of music featuring the soulful sounds of three exciting vocal duos from around the globe. COUPLE COFFEE ( BRAZIL/PORTUGAL ) SUSTO E SORANZIO ( ITALY ) GIO MORETTI/ANIMACUSTICA ( NYC )

thursday, october 30, 2014 10:00pm

10pm-12am: Blak Diamondz - Funk Rock Soul Dance Music Reggae &

Blak Diamondz is an all star musical, spiritual experience. They are a concept band of the energies of the universe. The universe being such a varied and vast place much like Blak Diamondz. It is a group that combines funk, rock, soul, dance music, reggae, and hip hop to the lyrics of the creator of the band Menes Kedar main songwriter, singer and rhythm guitarist from The Bronx via St. Thomas. Asim Barnes is the lead guitarist and background vocalist influenced by shredders such as Jimi Hendrix and Slash, and Jazzers like Wes Montgomery, George Benson and Lee Ritenour.

thursday, october 30, 2014 12:30am

12pm-3:45am: AFROLICIOUS w/ DJ JP Biamby

Afrolicious - Dj JP BIAMBY Presents Classic Afro-Beat, Coupe Decale, Hip Life, Najia, N'dombolo, Soukous, Reggae, Soca, Reggaeton sprinkled with a little bit of current Hip Hop & R&B.

friday, october 31, 2014 6:30pm

6:30-8pm: Dor Heled - Jazz

Dor Heled began his exploration in the world of sound at the age of 3, shredding his toy guitar to TV clips of Prince and Dire Straits. His musical aspirations curtailed by a stint as a commissioned officer in the Israeli submarine flotilla, he used the time spent under water as fuel for his future musical exploration.

friday, october 31, 2014 8:00pm

8-9pm: Brielle from Philadelphia - Neo Soul/Hip Hop/R&B/Funk

Brielle A.K.A Aprilfoolchild is a multifaceted artist, her musicality spanning from the stage to the mixing board. She is a singer/songrwriter, flautist, and producer/engineer. Her parents noticed her musical abilities at a very young age and initiated her involvement with music. Since the age of 6 she has been performing any and everywhere. No matter how small the venue, she has the ability to take the audience on a musical journey,engaging them from start to finish.To her performing is about sharing energy by creating a vibe with your presence.

friday, october 31, 2014 9:00pm

9-10pm: Chilled Monkey Brains - Rock

Chilled Monkey Brains is a six piece rock band from Tallahassee, Florida. They play a fast and heavy fusion of punk rock, power metal, ska, and reggae. In their first year as a band, CMB won the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands, landing them a spot on the Vans Warped Tour. Since then, they have played hundreds of shows across the U.S. and have toured with national acts such as Less Than Jake, The Toasters, mephiskapheles, ryan eldred of catch22, and The Queers. They have also shared the stage with Authority Zero, Voodoo Glow Skulls, The Flatliners, Mustard Plug, Pour Habit, The Slackers and Strung Out and more. Chilled Monkey Brains released a full-length self-titled album in 2010 and an EP titled "We're All in This Together" in 2012. The band JUST RELEASED ITS SECOND FULL LENGTH ALBUM ENTITLED 'APEOCAKYPSE', AVAIALBLE NOW. For fans of pizza and well whiskey.

friday, october 31, 2014 10:00pm

10pm-12am: Courtnee Roze

We are a 5-piece band (guitars, bass, drums, vocals,percussion, horns) with a female lead vocalist/percussionist. We have been described as one of the must innovative and captivating bands in New York City. Our music has a funk, afro, pop, house texture. People are often amazed by the diversity and musical arrangement this band.

friday, october 31, 2014 12:00am

12-3.45am Dj Birane from Ivory Coast

One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.

saturday, november 1, 2014 7:00pm

7-7:30pm; Femme Rythm - A-capella

Femme Rhythm is an All-Female NYC Based collegiate A-cappella performing everything from modern commercial Top40 and pop to Hip Hop to 50's hits, Beatles favorites, jazz standards, TV theme songs and non-vocal classical pieces! We bring the strength of the feminine voice to the city streets with a zest and passion for stellar, professional performance and precision yet an undeniable bend towards silly fun! Take a listen to our style, and find that our novel bastion of Amazonian New Yorkers is something you'd love at your next event!

saturday, november 1, 2014 7:30pm

7:30-8:15pm: Circadian Clock - Rock Alternative

Circadian Clock is a 5 piece rock band formed in 2008. The seemingly mismatched group of strangers come together to make some seriously strange music, and they prefer it that way. The unique blend of many different styles of music make it difficult to pinpoint them under one genre, but they promise you'll enjoy the ride between Rock, Pop, Punk, Jazz, Classical and everything else.

saturday, november 1, 2014 8:15pm

8:15-9pm: Lawrence Cooley

Lawrence Cooley has performed professionally since the age of 16. He has performed in many parts the United States, Europe, and was the lead singer/guitarist of one New York's top drawing bands “Straight Wired” for over 10 years, known for their debut at Woodstock 94. He has worked with Omnipop, STARS Productions, Total Entertainment, and many of New York's finest agencies, musicians, and clubs.

saturday, november 1, 2014 9:00pm

9-10pm - Lachi - Pop/Rock

NYC singer-songwriter and author Lachi, mixes commercial rock, quirky pop and vocal soul with catchy yet thought-provoking lyrics, haunting, soulful melodies and her unique and powerful voice. Lachi has performed at numerous venues and festivals, including PrideFest (Milwaukee), where she opened up for Patti LaBelle and the Brooklyn Academy of Music café series, where they opened for Questluv of The Roots. Having collaborated with many notable producers, Lachi’s music has been featured in The Onion/AV, Oprah Radio, The Deli, MTV.com, E, Style-Network, Oxygen, CW, documentaries, indie films, online and FM radio and a host of other notable outlets.

saturday, november 1, 2014 10:00pm

10pm-12am: Kakande & High Voltage - Music from West Africa

The balafon (xylophone) has electrified popular music in West Africa since the court of Emperor Sundiata Keita back in 1235. Lush vocals, flutes, sinewy guitars, cellos .

saturday, november 1, 2014 12:00am

12am-3:45am: DJ JP Biamby

DJ JP BIAMBY Presents Classic Afro-Beat, Coupe Decale, Hip Life, Najia, N'dombolo, Soukous, Reggae, Soca, Reggaeton sprinkled with a little bit of current Hip Hop & R&B.

sunday, november 2, 2014 5:00pm

5-8pm: The Shrine Sunday Jazz Jam Session with Lu Reid

Spontaneous Jazz does not happen at Lincoln Center...or BAM!!! It is still in Harlem, where my friends and I live it every day. All the musicians on these streets are stars. When I was a kid and I first heard the sweet language of that magical Jazz I was hooked for life. You just soaked it up and couldn't help but be moved by it as you walked the streets. I can still feel that kaleidoscope of sound, and I want to bring it to you each and every Sunday.

sunday, november 2, 2014 8:00pm

THE SHRINE BIG BAND - 8-11pm

The Shrine Big Band is a 15-piece big band, with three trumpets, three trombones, four saxes, flute, piano, guitar, bass, and drums. Come and experience the experimental and hard-swinging sounds every first Sunday of the month from 8pm-11pm!

sunday, november 2, 2014 11:00pm

11pm-3:45am Reggae Rock Steady Movement - DJ Madi/Dj AKZ

Your sunday rendez vous with Dj Madi and DJ AKZ spinning records that blend old school Hip-Hop, R&B, World & African music and a bit of old-fashioned rock and roll…

monday, november 3, 2014 6:00pm

6-8pm: Francis Benitez Trio - Jazz

monday, november 3, 2014 8:00pm

8pm-12am: Hip Hop and Spoken Words - Open Mic with DJ

"Likwuid blends her noble rhymes with lip biting grooves, I feel fortunate that her craft and beautiful spirit are rising in this decade as a contemporary. After experiencing Likwuid Stylez, i feel fully satisfied from the frontal lobe to the hip bones." -Esperanza Spalding, Grammy Award Winner

monday, november 3, 2014 12:00am

12-3.45am Harlem Soul Kitchen w/ DJ Jp BIamby

Harlem Soul Kitchen - Join us and Dj Jp Biamby at Shrine every monday night and listen to Soul Classics, Rare Grooves, Motown R&B & Classic Sampled songs with a little Hip Hop & R&B on the side.

tuesday, november 4, 2014 6:00pm

6-8pm: Funk Ronin - Funk Rock

Funk Ronin is a saxophone, bass and drum trio with an emphasis on groove. Channeling elements of funk, jazz, hip hop, punk and prog rock-Funk Ronin has something for everyone.

tuesday, november 4, 2014 8:00pm

8-9pm: E.sy Kennenga from Martinique - Solo Acoustic

A 14 ans, il intègre son premier groupe : One Day. 2 albums plus tard « Un jour » en 2001 puis « Il faut le dire » en 2003 le consacre star locale avec ses premiers compagnons saltimbanques. Grâce à ses quelques hits qui ont fait le bonheur de la jeunesse antillaise, il rencontre l’un des compositeurs star de la Martinique Mr Joël Jacoulet. Nouveau coup de foudre, superbe coup du destin, il intègre le B.Caribbean Crew, fer de lance de l’émergente nouvelle scène antillaise…

tuesday, november 4, 2014 9:00pm

9-10pm: Shan Smile - Singer Songwriter from London, England.

Shan Smile is an unsigned singer songwriter from London, England. She also accompanies herself on the guitar performing sets that will certainly engage an audience. She recently released her EP entitled ‘He Loves Me’

tuesday, november 4, 2014 10:00pm

10-11pm: Fillet Of Soul - Funk/Soul

This hip trio consists of lead singer/guitarist Shane McCaughey, bassist Rob Kissner, and drummer Sam Tritto "This is not your average band: Fillet of Soul knows how to work the crowd by either smoothing it out with some R&B or laying down the nastiest funkiest grooves this side of town. They are a must see." (Greg Allen, Right On Magazine)

tuesday, november 4, 2014 11:00pm

11pm-12am: Orange No 9 - Rock

Orange No. 9 are, to put it as simply as possible, three New York based musicians coming to together to play the music they love. Not conforming to the metal movement, the pop movement, or any of the other music today, they blend a passion for punk, grunge, classic rock into an exciting new style earning them acclaim with each live performance.

tuesday, november 4, 2014 12:00am

12-3:45am: DJ 4Play

wednesday, november 5, 2014 6:00pm

6-7pm: The Alex Bryson Quartet - Jazz

Alexander Bryson is an English Pianist based in New York. After completing his undergraduate degree at Trinity College of Music in London he moved to New York City to to pursue a Masters degree in Classical performance at Mannes College the New School for Music. Following graduation he has worked increasingly as jazz musician, an area in which has been involved thoughout his classical studies. During his time in New York he has worked with Murray Wall, Dwayne Clemons, John Leonard, Gary Montenaro, and Marie Claire Giraud Alexander Bryson is an English Pianist based in New York. After completing his undergraduate degree at Trinity College of Music in London he moved to New York City to to pursue a Masters degree in Classical performance at Mannes College the New School for Music. Following graduation he has worked increasingly as jazz musician, an area in which has been involved thoughout his classical studies. During his time in New York he has worked with Murray Wall, Dwayne Clemons, John Leonard, Gary Montenaro, and Marie Claire Giraud Alexander Bryson is an English Pianist based in New York. After completing his undergraduate degree at Trinity College of Music in London he moved to New York City to to pursue a Masters degree in Classical performance at Mannes College the New School for Music. Following graduation he has worked increasingly as jazz musician, an area in which has been involved thoughout his classical studies. During his time in New York he has worked with Murray Wall, Dwayne Clemons, John Leonard, Gary Montenaro, and Marie Claire Giraud

wednesday, november 5, 2014 7:00pm

7-8pm: Sean Gaskell - West African Kora

Sean Gaskell features traditional songs on the Kora, a 21 string harp that he learned how to play throughout the course of multiple visits to its homeland in Gambia, West Africa. The Kora is native to the Mandinka people who live within the countries of Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, and Guinea Bissau. The music is traditionally played by oral and musical historians known as Griots (Gree-ohs). The Kora is a very melodic and seemingly peaceful instrument, which is contrary to its musical repertoire.

wednesday, november 5, 2014 8:00pm

8-10pm: The Stachel Quintet - funky world jazz

Norbert Stachel is a multi-instrumentalist, recording and performance artist. He has long been recognized for his individualized soloistic style on saxophones, clarinets, and flutes. He has left his mark on recordings and performances with such great artists as Aerosmith, Tower of Power, Roger Waters, Tony Toni Toné, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Prince, Tito Puente, Diana Ross, Boz Scaggs, Neil Diamond, En Vogue, The Temptations, Sheila E, Quincy Jones, Les McCann, Don Cherry, Freddie Hubbard, Roy Hargrove, Andrew Hill, and many others.

wednesday, november 5, 2014 10:00pm

10-11pm: Progger

I'm an independent musician in New York. I lead a band called Progger, I've toured and recorded extensively with the Austin indie-rock band Nelo, and I was a founding member of the Grammy award winning modern jazz group Snarky Puppy, to whom I've contributed many performances and compositions. I recently recorded alto saxophone, flute, and clarinet on Bill Laurance's new album Flint, as well as tenor saxophone on Okkervil River's newest album, the Silver Gymnasium. My band Progger's latest album, Populace, was released in May 2014.

wednesday, november 5, 2014 12:00am

12-3:45am DJ Dakar - ragga, dancehall, naija ,Rnb, coupé

DJ Dakar is from the Pikine neighborhood of Dakar, Senegal, and now lives in Harlem, New York City. He got his start in the music business as an audio technician for radio and television in Dakar. He also DJ'd Dakar's late-night, hip-hop radio show "Hotmix" on WALF-FM. Now in New York, DJ Dakar's music is distinguished by his mixing of the latest hits in dance, hip-hop, Sengalese mbalax, reggae, Ivorian couper decaler, Congolese soukous, salsa, reggaeton and more.