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  April 28

6-8pm: Leonard Thompson Trio - Jazz

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www.leonardthompson.com

8-9pm: Heather LaRose - Soul / Indie Pop

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www.heatherlarose.com
Born and raised a New Yorker, part of me has always imagined myself as a Cali-Girl. If I could pick any place I could be, it would be some where by the beach and I like to reflect that in my music. Since middle school, I began to write my own songs, then teaching myself to play guitar along to a Disney songbook, "Kiss the Girl" from The Little Mermaid was probably the first. As time went on my own songs got deeper, with life experiences. I began to play at local venues and posting my songs on YouTube. There's never a time where I don't have a new song on my mind. I have written over 100 songs and I'm working to get them all recorded.

9-10pm: Chavar Dontae -Soul / electro / indie pop

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www.facebook.com/chavardontae/timeline
Chavar Dontae, an American singer, songwriter, multi-talented musician, and recording artist that has traveled the music scene with the contagious sounds of indiesoulrocknroll. Dontae, is a true artist from the Midwest whose juxtaposition of soul, rock and indie electronic music is conscious of introducing audiences to real life scenarios of struggles through music recordings and live performances.

10-11pm: Kt Mulholland

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www.ktmulholland.com
Kt Mulholland is a project grown out of the thick woods of upstate New York, currently based in Queens. The band’s suburban upbringing combines with urban street smarts to create an eclectic library of fusion pop that is as focused on strong lyrical content as it is danceable. Former princess-rebel Kt began her career at In Ya Ear Studios in Long Island City, where she worked as a studio singer. Soon she was able to create and release her first EP, "Patchwork Soldier" with the help of producer EQ Lyrics. The EP made radio debut in June 2012 when her first single, "Better," was featured on WHUD via Hudson Valley's Artist Spotlight with Kathy Millar.

11pm-12am: Megan Talay - Singer Songwriter

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www.reverbnation.com/megantalay
22 year-old singer-songwriter Megan Talay is a New York native who's been playing cafes and clubs like The Bitter End, Arlene's Grocery and more recently, Rockwood Music Hall, since her teens. Her debut EP, 'Piece by Piece,' set to be released this summer, is a set of 5 lyrically driven folk-pop songs and has been compared to artists like Gillian Welch and Ani DiFranco. Playing live, Talay's sound dips from folk to rock, fronting a band of veteran players on the NYC music scene, and drawing more comparisons to Bonnie Raitt than Joni Mitchell.

12-3:45am: Æfroboy- DJ Set

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www.soundcloud.com/afroboy_dj
Æfroboy is a globetrotting dj locking off dances and killing soundboys from Nairobi to Los Angeles. He plays the top of the top dance musics from all over the world—from kwaito to dancehall.
April 29

6-8pm: Rachel Linkovsky Quintet - Jazz

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www.soundcloud.com/rachel-linkovsky/too-young-to-go-steady
New York based singer/songwriter at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Prior to entering New School, Rachel participated in choirs, Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra, jazz band and musical theater programs in high school. At New School Rachel has had the privilege to study and perform in ensembles under the tutelage of Reggie Workman, Richard Harper , LaTanya Hall, Janet Lawson, Elizabeth Lohninger and George Cables.

8-11pm: The PitchBlak Playlist

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www.pitchblakbrassband.com
Spend the evening with PitchBlak Brass Band as they feature their favorite emcees & vocalists backed by their big sound and Hip-Hop style. A night of freestyles and improvisation in the Hip-Hop/Jazz medium invites guests to collaborate on the spot, so bring out your horns, rhymes and good vibes!

11pm-12am: The New Black - Hip Hop Blues Funk

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www.facebook.com/TheNewBlackSounds
With an innovative blend of hip hop, blues, funk, and rock genres, Brooklyn based The New Black celebrates it's influences with a unique shifting sound.

12-3:45am: DJ Dakar

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www.soundcloud.com/dj-dakar-nyc
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.
April 30

6-8pm: Jelani Bauman - Jazz

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfjhMuo6QQE
Jelani Bauman was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He began his musical journey at the age of 13 when he began playing the trumpet. Jelani comes from a long lineage of jazz musicians that spans five generations: His great-great grandfather, Professor J.B. Humphrey, taught music and established brass bands in southeast Louisiana as early as 1880. Jelani’s grandfather, the renowned trumpeter, Emery Humphrey Thompson (Umar Sharif) performed with such musicians as Lionel Hampton, Fletcher Henderson, and Ella Fitzgerald.

8-9pm: Eli Groves - R&B

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www.soundcloud.com/eligroves
Eli Groves- a talented young Creator from Far Rockaway, NY. Considered an R&B artist, but likes to produce and create multiple styles of music. Just recently released debut album "Love Chronicles" on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Pandora.

9-10pm: Brittney Crush - R&B

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www.facebook.com/BrittneyCrushMusic
Born and raised in Hartford, CT, now residing in New York, while on her rise to stardom, singer/songwriter Brittney Melvin otherwise known as Brittney Crush, is making a statement in the music industry with her soulful voice and magnificent stage presence. This 5’8” beauty that majored in voice (Jazz) and also classical technique perfoming at many venues in the Tri State area including the beautiful Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. Brittney Crush has graced the stages of many premiere venues like The Hartford Bushnell Theater, The Comix at Foxwoods Resort and Casino, XL Center, Black Eye Sally’s in Hartford, Amityville Music Hall, The Nuyorican Poets Café, and The Poets Passage in San Juan Puerto Rico just to name a few. She has been featured on The Stan Simpson Show on FOXCT, West Hartford Community TV, VIVA Hartford Media and many on air and online radio interviews.

10-11pm: Ben Pagano Band - Funk Soul

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www.benpagano.bandcamp.com
"Jazz/funk/space pioneers, wacked out keyboards, during which Mr. Pagano may seem transported to another world in order to find the notes, and psychedelic guitar solos will definitely put you in the mood. One part jazz, one part space-rock, one part psychedelic. Prepare to be befuddled and mystified by the sounds that come out of this cherubic young man's mouth and mind."

11pm-12am: Steven Chelliah - Rock Fusion

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www.stevenchelliah.com
Steven Chelliah, a prized Malaysian export is an award winning singer-songwriter, composer and guitarist in the Jazz/Rock/Fusion idiom. This talented young man traces his musical heritage back through a long lineage of South Indian court composers and has studied extensively in both Western and Eastern traditions. Thanks to his rich, sophisticated musical background, Steven has developed groundbreaking compositional techniques which utilize all of the Eastern exotic scales within a Western frame-work to open up a whole new world of color and flavor. This fresh new system called FuzAsian can be heard throughout his work.

12-3:45am: DJ 4Play

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www.soundcloud.com/dj4playy/naija-new-mix-2
May 1

6-8pm: The Highliners - Jazz

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www.debrakreisberg.com
The Highliners got together last summer to put their own swing on jazz standards and other popular tunes. Featuring Melissa Fogarty, vocals; Debra Kreisberg, alto saxophonist (both pictured); Steve Newman, piano; Adam Kahan, double bass; and Tommy Mattioli, drums; all members are established players on the New York City music scene and beyond. Collectively they have experience performing about every genre of music that exists, including latin jazz, klezmer, opera, early music, punk, surfer rock and ska with such groups as Groupo Latin Vibe, Los Mas Valientes, Jazz Musette, Metropolitan Klezmer, and New York City Opera. As the Highliners, they bring a fresh voice to the American Songbook and more.

8-9pm: Shay Leonia R&B

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www.shayleonia.com
For Shay Leonia, infatuation with music started long before she could carry a tune or write a lyric. Aside formal dance training as a child, growing up in a family of musicians made her awareness of melody and attraction to the beat as inborn and natural as breathing.

9-10pm: Nafsi Groove

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www.facebook.com/nafsigroove
Nafsi Groove is a Brooklyn, NY based, Soul-Jazz-Funk Fusion Band

10pm-12am: Yacouba Diabate and Dounouya - African World Music

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www.yacoubadiabate.com
Yacouba Diabate And Dounouya Band is currently playing throughout New York City. They have performed in several different venues throughout the United States and Europe, including the United Nations in 2008 and 2009. He frequents many different Music venues in New York City, collaborating with artists such as Les Nubion, Ounou Sangoue, and Sekouba Banbino. He was also a permanent band member at the Saint Nick's Pub. In Europe, Yacouba has traveled to countries such as France, Germany, and many others.

12-3.45am Dj Birane from Ivory Coast

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www.eburnee.com
One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
May 2

6-8pm: Orange Burn - Funk / Rock / Soul

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www.facebook.com/OrangeBurnNYC
Orange Burn started when Adam Marr (bassist), Mike Grayson (drums) , Theo Moore (percussion) and Martin McDonald (guitar) all got together in January of 2014. The funk, the jazz and the rock sounds that all came out blended perfectly. It was and still is a great mix of soul, funk, rock, jazz and our own vision.

8-9pm: Caprice Starbrite & Kizmit - Singer / Songwriter

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www.facebook.com/pages/CAPRICE-STARBRITE/67731471419
Rockstress Singer/Songwriter, Caprice StarBRITE is no stranger to the stage; with extensive years of experience performing with various independent artists across the music spectrum. In 2013, she released her RockN'Soul debut CD, 'NO GIMMICKS, NO TRICKS,' produced by guitarist/arranger, JEROME SCORPIOCHILD. Sassy and in your face; this Rockstress, along with her band KIZMIT [Jerome Scorpiochild-Guitar; David Burnett-Bass & Samuel Jennings-Drums], unleash unforgettable live performances you won't want to miss!

9-10pm: EmZ from Australia - Pop Singer

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www.reverbnation.com/emzbigsexymusic
Miss EmZ, is an international woman of mystery. Born in the lush tropical heat of Northern Australia her youth was spent frolicking in the untamed wilderness underneath the warm glow of the sun. Always with a song within EmZ takes her influences from the landscape she grew up in and from the rich life experiences she has collected on her travels across continents.

10pm-12am: Super Yamba Band - Afro Beat

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www.thebrandnewlife.squarespace.com/
SUPER YAMBA BAND - Select members of The Brand New Life + more playing groovy, groovy afrobeat!

12-3:45am: DJ JP Biamby

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www.dj.jpbiamby.com
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.
May 3

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

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www.myspace.com/lureidangel
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.

8-11pm: THE SHRINE BIG BAND - JAZZ

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy3rCftQHL8
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!

11pm-3:45am: DJ Ceace - Reggae Night

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May 4

5-8pm: A QUIET NIGHT

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8-9pm: Never Matter - Jazz / Rock

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www.facebook.com/nevermatterband
The members of NeverMatter have backgrounds in jazz, progressive rock, classical, and hip-hop. They draw on these influences to create an eclectic fusion of proggy funkadelic jams. The result is a party where Jeff Beck meets Miles Davis with Beethoven and D'Angelo talking around the punch bowl.

9-10pm: Fillet Of Soul - Funk / Soul

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www.myspace.com/filletofsoul1
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)

10-11pm: Peter Roch

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www.soundcloud.com/peterroch
The Midlands based solo project of—vocalist/ guitarist Peter Roch, accompanied on drums by Jason Davidson—formed in early 2015. A sound compiled of intensity, grit and soulfulness. Currently writing and recording a full length release of set for release this summer.

11pm-12am: likelions - Rock

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www.soundcloud.com/lklns
LikeLions is a rawkus noisy duo hailing from the Midlands. Formed in 2014, from a long history of collaboration, Owen (drums/vocals) and Den (guitar/vocals) rel…

12-3:45am: Æfroboy- DJ Set

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www.soundcloud.com/afroboy_dj
Æfroboy is a globetrotting dj locking off dances and killing soundboys from Nairobi to Los Angeles. He plays the top of the top dance musics from all over the world—from kwaito to dancehall.
May 5

5:30-8pm: City College Repertoire 4 Singers

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Directed by Marianne Solivan.

8-9pm: Maris And The Merry Rockers - Folk Rock

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www.merryrockers.com
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!"

9-10pm: The Plaine Truth - Rock

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www.facebook.com/ThePlaineTruth
Brian Plaine - Vocals, Drums Yoav Thaler - Guitar Tony Mancebo - Bass

10-11PM: Sam & Margot - Americana Folk

www.reverbnation.com/sammargot
Sam & Margot are a Halem based Americana/Folk band that have played some of the best venues in New York City, including Webster Hall and Rockwood Music Hall. They have been featured on Radio Woodstock 100.1 WDST and are recording their debut EP with renowned songwriter and producer Simone Felice and David Baron. They met at a villa in the mountains of Tuscany but did not begin singing with each other until returning to America. After Italy Sam spent more time traveling in India, studying Tantrism under a guru and reading lots of postmodern novels. He returned 20 pounds lighter and with a batch of songs that were heartfelt and poignant. Margot felt connected to the material and they began singing and writing together.

11pm-12am: Brad Russell Trio - Rock / Funk

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGhLfr5nFY8&feature=youtu.be
"Curve Ball" article from Crystal Fawn's website Curve Ball PART II by Brad Russell, NY Freelance Pro Sessionist/Bassist Dec 31, 2008 Ok, the second "curve ball' I was thrown was on the very next day! I had planned to "watch the bass book" on a very successful and popular Broadway musical (let me explain the term "watch the book": it refers to a musician who plans on subbing for the regular player; s/he sits in the pit with the other musicians and watches the entire show). I was attending the 2:00 pm matinee on a very crowded Saturday afternoon in midtown Manhattan - the trains were slow, it was pouring rain and I was running late! All I could think was, "great, this is not the way I want to make my first impression!"

12-3.45am: DJ Brother Mister- Old School Soul & Funk

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www.christianmcbride.com
After four Grammys, over 300 recording credits and 25 years on the scene, virtuoso bassist and composer Christian McBride is taking his place behind the turntables spinning classic R&B, soul and funk with a unique live performance element. McBride, one of the most celebrated musicians across all genres, has worked with legends such as James Brown, Herbie Hancock, Isaac Hayes, D’Angelo, Chick Corea, The Roots and Paul McCartney.
May 6

6-8pm: Ben Charnley - Drummer

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www.bencharnley.com
A professional drummer since the age of 14, Ben Charnley forged a reputation in his homeland, Australia for his exciting style of world music drumming, before moving to Boston, MA to study on a scholarship at the renowned Berklee College of Music. He currently resides in New York City where he is completing his Master’s of Music at NYU, studying with jazz legends such as Kenny Werner and Ari Hoenig, as well as performing with a broad array of jazz, RnB, gospel and world music artists.

8-9pm: David Perry- Country Blues Americana

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www.facebook.com/davidperrysingersongwriternyc
David Perry - Vocals, Rhythm Guitar Snake Osburn - Lead Guitar Corey Kaiser - Bass Al Whitman - Steel Guitar

8-9pm: Violentango from Buenos Aires - Tango

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www.violentango.com/
A revolutionary new concept for tango is set to emerge this summer with the arrival of a sensational new act from Buenos Aires. Violentango are a five-piece instrumental band from Argentina currently taking South America by storm with a startling new version of tango. This innovation redefines the traditional standard, heralding a brand new chapter in the already turbulent history of tango music.

9-10pm: The Afro Nick Alternative Rock

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www.theafronick.com
The crowd gathers, the beer flows and music starts pounding. The Afro Nick tunes his guitars and hooks his pedals in preparation for the night. Like nights before he chases the ultimate high for all musicians -- to simply play. His album “Make It” is a formidable force in music. Every song has a story and every musician has theirs. For The Afro Nick, his life is within his music. He raises the creative bar with his effervescent fervor, the tight rhythm section, and the Motown

10-11pm - Evan Brum - Singer Songwriter

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www.evanbrum.com
Do you want to know about the downside of love? Listen to the eponymous debut album by Evan Brum and The Royal High. The New York City-based songwriter crafts nine brooding, dark and moody songs enhanced with his gritty vocals, most of which focus on different aspects of the negative side of relationships.

11pm-12am: Michael Veal & Aqua IFE - Afro-Beat

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www.myspace.com/michaelvealaquaife
Aqua Ife is a 12-piece band led by bassist Michael Veal, playing instrumental Afrobeat-jazz inspired by Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and other greats of African music, jazz and funk.

12-3:45am: DJ Dakar

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www.soundcloud.com/dj-dakar-nyc
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.
May 7

6-8pm: Flecktet - Jazz Quintet

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www.christopherfleck.com
Christopher Fleck draws inspiration from such jazz greats as Mark Murphy, Chet Baker, Andy Bey and Nat King Cole. When he's not studying jazz at The New School, you'll find Christopher participating in vocal improvisation groups, singing with Reverend Billy and The Stop Shopping Choir, or teaching meditation and energy healing. While he was originally a saxophonist and clarinettist, a series of life events sent him on a spiritual journey away from music. Inspired by his passion for singing and his awareness of it's importance for his own healing, Christopher came back to music as a vocalist.

8-9pm: Lorens Chuno - World

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www.reverbnation.com/lorenschuno
Lorens Chuno leads a band that has, for several years, been a fan favorite in the Pittsburgh regional music scene. Audiences have praised Lorens Chuno’s sets as energy-filled, inherently captivating, and potentially educative. This Nigerian born musician, who also has a background in Mathematics, has created a unique sound that can be broadly described as Jazz-fusion with noticeable West-African influence. His warm and dynamic vocal style, along with his bold compositions, helps define this unique sound. A talented pianist, percussionist, vocalist, and dancer, Lorens Chuno has played several concerts and festivals, many a time, sharing stages with international acts like the Chicago Afrobeat Projects, and the Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars. Lorens Chuno has also recorded with some legendary musicians including Poogie Bell, the Pittsburgh based Grammy Award winning drummer. Lorens Chuno has garnered a few international recognitions including appearance on the Nigerian Television Authority “Celebrity Corner” program and the African Independent Television’s “Artistist’s Notebook”.

9-10pm: Tubafresh - Live Hip Hop

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www.vimeo.com/112704348
Vocals: Chanell Crichlow … Viola-Elise Frawley … Trumpet - Theo Baer … Drums - Ashley Baier

10pm-12am: The Clubs - Funk / Soul

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www.theclubsband.com
The Clubs were formed in 2008 by Ian Kirkman & have been electrifying New York audiences ever since. In 2009 The Clubs released a well received live EP, Live At The Bitter End, which showcased the band's ability to captivate a venue with their special hybrid of R&B, Funk & Soul. In early 2010 The Clubs entered Velvet Swan Studios in NYC to begin recording their debut studio album. It was released on September 27, 2010.

12-3:45am: DJ 9AM

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www.mixcloud.com/dj9am
R&B, Reggae, Soca, Electronic, Hip Hop, and Old School music.
May 8

6-8pm: Tamuz Nissim - Jazz

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www.tamuzmusic.com
Jazz singer, songwriter and pianist Tamuz Nissim from Tel Aviv in Israel has spent the last six years in Europe performing with the most talented musicians in festivals and music venues, leading her own projects as well as singing in different bands, theatre shows and movie soundtracks.

8-10pm: Shabazz and The Gifted People

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www.reverbnation.com/artistshabazz
BORN IN HARLEM AND RAISED IN FOUR OF FIVE BOROUGHS, Shadazz has been dreaming of the day when his gift become a reality and today his dream is being fulfilled. Coming from a musical family ( his father was a recording artist in the late 50's ) and having been raised around his mother's friends Frankie Lymon, Paul Williams of the Temptation and Jackie Wilson, he started out at the age 9 on Amateur Night at The Apollo Imitating James Brown to joining his band in in The Bronx called Different Shades of Black. His journey included being a cabaret performer for The Family Incorporated run by founder poncho camillo and co-founder Colleen Dewhurst. and in the 90's performing as lead vocalist for Modern Day Classics. After re-uniting with MDC in 2011 and reaching plateau,he embarked on a solo project exposing himself to the open mic events throughout Harlem with raves of accolades that got the attention of Dre Baker Entertainment.

10pm-12am: THUNDA VIDA - Reggae / Dub / R&B

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www.myspace.com/thundavida
Christopher Plaza (Tuffer): Vocals and Keys; Gregory Kage: Guitar, Bass and Vocals; Badman Barry: Bass, Guitar and Vocals; Champion Winston: Drums and Vocals; Ras Vincent: Percussion

12-3.45am Dj Birane from Ivory Coast

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www.eburnee.com
One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
May 9

1-6pm: Kiagold Day Party $5 at the door

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www.facebook.com/events/1428224497479607

6-8pm: Showcase of performing art acts.

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8-9pm: The Dry States Blues Band

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www.facebook.com/TheDryStates
Since I was a kid my main interests were music & dance. I was a big fan of Elvis, Swing/Blues Dance, and Rock N Roll. Before I got started I took my folks to the musical 'Aint Nothin But The Blues!' and that was just amazing - so honest and real. Eventually those influences came together after I formed The Dry States. I started this band 3 1/2 years ago and it's hard work, but still I can't wait ...

9-10pm: Mano from Burkina Faso - Hip Hop

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qeia4IjZaqM
Mano, born Hermann Kabore in the West African savanna of Burkina Faso is a multi-lingual rapper, vocalist, music engineer and producer based in New York City. He is the former lead vocal for the rap group "2 Kas" whose hit single, "Ya 2 Kas" gained mainstream popularity within the country. Mano is well known for his thought-provoking lyricism, unique voice and style. With the group, he released his first album in 2003 entitled, "Anges le jour/Diables la nuit" which means "angels in the day/devils in the night" in reference to the political behaviors of some government officials in Africa.

10pm-12am: PreachermanN & The Revival - Funk / R&B / Soul

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www.myspace.com/preachermann
At a time when the art of the live performance is losing ground to homemade internet videos, and neophyte music groups are being awarded record deals without ever having wooed a single live audience, New York City’s Preachermann testifies to the tried and true formulas for achieving lastin..

12-3:45am: DJ JP Biamby

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www.dj.jpbiamby.com
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.
May 10

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

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www.myspace.com/lureidangel
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.

8-9pm: Chigbo - Singer Songwriter - folk-pop

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXLGddj9hYM
Chigbo is a Nigerian-born, American-raised folk singer/songwriter based in New York City. She has performed in small venues in the States, Nigeria and Ireland as well as on live African events on ACRTV. She has begun work recoding her first album including original music influenced by Sinead O'Connor, Tori Amos and The Counting Crows among many others. Chigbo is a word from the Igbo language meaning God "resolves" or "brings peace".

9-10pm: Aaron K. Hamilton - Jazz Blues

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For over twenty years, Aaron K. Hamilton has distinguished himself as a trumpeter, pianist, vocalist, songwriter, and producer. Aaron is rooted in the fundamentals of jazz, blues, gospel and classical music. His resume includes artists as diverse as jazz drummer Joe Chambers, jazz pianist Jaki Byard, legendary ska drummer Winston Grennen, reggae stars Papa Jube, and hip hop artist Joe Esquire.

12-3:45am Reggae Rock Steady Movement - DJ Madi & DJ AKZ

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

12-3:45am: DJ Ceace - Reggae Night

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May 11

6-8pm: Kelly Green Trio - Jazz

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www.kellygreenpiano.com
Kelly Green is an up and coming pianist vocalist who currently resides in Harlem, New York City. Born and raised in Florida, she began singing as a toddler and started piano lessons at age seven. At age eleven she became interested in jazz and began attending the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Workshop every year with her father, who is a professional bass player. Her senior year of high school she recorded and produced her own album of twelve original songs called “Aspire”.

8-9pm: Zitro - R&B Pop

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www.facebook.com/ZitroTunes
Justin Ortiz, who goes by his stage name, Zitro, is a 20-year-old singer-songwriter from the Bronx. He has been producing music of various genres for himself and other artists since middle school. His influences include Prince, Michael Jackson, Frank Ocean, The Internet, and Sinead O'Connor. Zitro reaches out to the younger generation with his lyrics that cover topics on human struggle, depression, problems with society, and christian-based spiritual journeys. They're portrayed in styles of pop, R&B, hip-hop, electronica, and etc.

9-10pm: Mostacho Xprmnt - R&B / Funk / Fusion

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www.facebook.com/MostachoXprmnt
RnB/Funk/Fusion band with no boundaries as far as musical genres. Currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Founded in 2010 by Costa Rican composer Andres Marin, based on the principle of promoting collaboration.

10-11pm: Ally Lesser - Pop

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www.reverbnation.com/allylesser

11pm-12am: Nick Eliscu - R&B Soul

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www.facebook.com/nickeliscu/info?ref=page_internal
Combining melodic R&B hooks, soothing harmonies, hip-hop infused with psychedelic soul, electro-funk, and ambient trap-influenced beats, Nick Eliscu sets out to achieve an honest, unique and relatable sound. Growing up in a creative household, he began the pursuit of music while attending the Professional Performing Arts School. After the release of his pop-rock mixtape ("Making a Change,") and emergence of his alter ego, NickNasty, he started experimenting with other genres in his follow-up projects -- “Back on Track," “XII.XXI.XII," and "Balancing Act.” Nick's music has been featured on OK-Tho.com, MusicVillain.com, HipHopUp.com, HotTrill.com, and the Deli Magazine.

12-3:45am: DJ TBA

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May 12

6-8pm: David Love Trio - Jazz

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www.DavidLoveGuitar.com
David Love was born in Geneva, NY on June 26th, 1974. His first interest in Music came in 1980 after seeing Kermit the Frog singing “The Rainbow Connection” in The Muppet Movie. So after harassing his parents for about a year, he got a guitar and started lessons. They were briefly interrupted when the family moved from Geneva to Ithaca, NY, but soon started again. He started studying with local teacher Chris Woitach, and was playing his first professional gigs at 13. He also got a Tascam Portastudio and started recording. In addition to 6 years studying with Woitach he also studied with guitarist Chad Mcloughlin. By the time he graduated high school, his accomplishments included a full-length album of his own music, as well as writing and performing the music for a documentary about the alternative school attended.

8-9pm: Kathleen Potton Band

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www.reverbnation.com/artist_2864589
Kathleen is a young Australian singer, songwriter and arranger based in New York City. Her compelling voice, eclectic tunes and her profound passion for music, come together in performance, impressing musicians and audiences alike.

9-10pm: Jorge Vadio from Portugal

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP9UN2gyIi0
Coming from Portugal, Jorge Vadio is an artist with a unique voice and an emerging talent in the world music. Their influences range from, traditional Portuguese Fado music, mixing sounds of Brazil, Cuba, folk rock etc ... His latest album "Rumo a Oeste" takes us on a journey of typically Portugeses.sounds. Jorge Vadio recently recorded with the legendary pianist Mike Garson David Bowie piano`s man the Portugese version of David Bowie`s song "Life On mars".

10-11pm: (i am) isis - Rock

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www.iamisis.com
(i am) isis is an award-winning high energy, in-your-face band formed and fronted by soul-rock-phenom, isis. The band consists of bassist Mike Koltosky, drummer Manny Mavrakis, guitarist Diamond Dave and keyboardist Isaac Childs who bring her crazy, color-filled melodies to life on stage. Of Liberian parents, the Newark-born, Minneapolis-raised poet/singer has been described as “an edgy and fresh brand of soulful truth”, who is both haunting and mesmerizing. isis has also been featured as Soul Train’s artist of the month, following her debut video “Drive Me” on Comcast On-Demand.

11pm-12am: Doziac - Rock

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www.doziac.com
Doziac was formed in New York City in 2012. Bryan (guitar) and Rodney (bass) found each other through a Facebook group looking for band members. Isaac saw them perform a show and joined the band on drums in 2014. Influences are Nirvana, Tool, Misfits, and too many others to really mention.

12-3:45am: DJ TBA

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May 13

6-8pm: Sivan Arbel - Jazz

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHdGMXbBmoY
Sivan Arbel – an Israeli singer, arranger and composer, based in NYC. Sivan started singing and dancing at the age of 10. At the age of 16 discovered her love for jazz and since then didn't stop following her passion for the music. After touring in Israel, Dublin, Venezuela and the US, she will present to the ears of NYC her original arrangements and compositions, influenced by swing, latin and funk music and glued together with her unique improvisation skills combined with rhythmic grooves.

8-10pm: Amandla Turner

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www.amandlaturner.com
Amandla Turner was Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She joined the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, at an early age where she was instructed in choral singing for ten years. During her time with Byc, she was able to perform in various places such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden and Radio City. She also performed with Lorin Maazel of the NY Philharmonic, Elton John, Sting and Lou Reed to name a few. She eventually focused on guitar and songwriting and attended Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts. Amandla is joined by Gary Mirabelle who is a musician and songwriter.

10pm-12am: Jahbaba from Benin - World

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www.jahbabagroup.com
Oadipo Abiala alias Jah BABA est un chanteur et ingénieur de son béninois originaire du Nigeria. Naquis dans son Pobè natal, l’artiste tient cet héritage musical d’abord de sa défunte grand-mère et ensuite de son cher père.

12-3:45am: DJ Dakar

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www.soundcloud.com/dj-dakar-nyc
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.
May 14

6-8pm: #AyeFam - Jazz Quartet

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Alfredo Colon on alto sax, EWI and compositions, Mike Mroz on guitar and compositions, Giacomo Tagliavia on bass and Ben Holcomb on drums.

8-9pm: Squirrels From Hell - Rock

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www.hellsville.com
Squirrels From Hell have been playing and recording in New York City for over thirty years. Starting out as a cover band, they quickly bought into the DIY movement of CBGB, Trude Heller’s, and Max’s Kansas City, and have performed only original material since that time. Since their 1980’s birth their music has become more sophisticated and their lyrics more, well, literate. Over the last ten years the influence of Larry Brown, their drummer and vocal arranger, has given a professional polish to songs that still explore the darker side of the human condition. The trio has been expanded to include sax, which adds yet another level of sophistication to a band once called “the lowest of the low-rent bands” by the Village Voice, but now celebrated by at least one critic as “the most powerful, majestic, and intellectually challenging band of our time.

9-10pm: Blue Savages - Country Blues

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www.bluesavages.com
Four guys from New York ready to fill your ear holes with a creamy blend of Blues, Blues and Country. Hard driving. Rough and nice, intensely associated. This band could be all things to all people but they don't pay them enough for that. What can be said about Blue Savages that hasn't already been publicly stated by the FBI? Four guys who may or may not have your best interests at heart. If you try to roll with them be prepared for waking up somewhere you've never been with a hangover, having signed some sort of binding legal agreement or maybe just maxing out your credit cards by playing drinking games with the band. So get up and dance, just rock in your chair or cry in your beer. They got you covered. Coming soon to a venue near you. Wait, what?

10-11pm: SVOY - Electronica

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www.svoy.com
Mikhail Tarasov, better known by his stage name Svoy (which can be loosely translated as "self-contained"), is a producer/writer/artist for Universal Music Group and a Billboard-charting multi-Independent Music Award winner in the genre of pop/electronica. He has three self-produced albums released via Mack Avenue Records/Sony Music Entertainment, P-Vine Records/Blues Interactions and Thistime Records, respectively. In 2009, his single "Beautiful Thing" reached #69 on the Billboard Japan Hot TOP 100 Airplay and #82 on Billboard Japan Hot 100 Singles chart, with album Automatons reaching #100 on the Billboard Japan Top Independent Albums and Singles chart.

11pm-12am: Rain Of Kings - Rock

www.reverbnation.com/rainofkings
With a vibe echoing back to the great arena rock bands RAIN OF KINGS, is on a mission to bring big guitar rock,back to radio,the web and live stage. This New York City band has developed an intense live show over the past 2 years,hammering audiences with huge guitar sound, pristine vocal harmonies and driving rhythms. These four musicians from diverse,artistic and creative backgrounds,blend an intense sonic brew in which some people have described as..."Heavy Melodic" RAIN OF KINGS is definitely rooted in rock's past,present and future.

12-3:45am: DJ 9AM

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www.mixcloud.com/dj9am
R&B, Reggae, Soca, Electronic, Hip Hop, and Old School music.
May 15

6-8pm: Session - R&B

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www.reverbnation.com/sessiontheband
"SESSION" is a queens based band that is an R&B rock jazz cover band that also has an original CD called "ROMANTIC" WE have traveled all over the country we are 'SESSI"ON'

8-9pm: Thurston Ray - Soul

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www.thurstonray.com
Smooth, soulful, and jazzy are a few words that may describe the musical style of singer-songwriter, Thurston Ray. It may also be described as romantic, optimistic, and uniquely familiar. However it’s described, the Thurston Ray sound has been crafted to take the listener on a journey through emotions, melodies, and sweet inspiration. Thurston Ray is a Brooklyn, NY bass baritone vocalist who blends groovy soul music, jazzy vocals, and messages about real life and love.

9-10pm: Lulu Fall and James Theory - Organic Soul

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www.lf-jt.com
LF+JT is the artistic convergence of Lulu Fall (singer/songwriter/actor) from Washington, DC, and James Theory (pianist/poet) from Portland, Oregon. Since joining forces in 2013, their project has evolved from a cafe duo set to a thoughtful and compelling live performance backed by a 7­-piece band. Rich, velvety and honest (with hints of Amy Winehouse, Marvin Gaye and Billie Holiday), their music evokes the soulful spirit of old jazz mixed with raw rhythm and blues.

10pm-12am: Rolando "Chichi" Sosa - Garifuna

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www.facebook.com/chichi.eci
Born in Honduras on the Caribbean Coast of Central America, in the village known as Sambo Creek, Rolando “Chichi” Sosa is considered by Belizean recording company Stonetree records as "one of the greatest Garifuna musicians ever!!" He began his career playing the Garifuna drum known as the garaun and then moved on to playing trap drums. Today, he plays over 22 different instruments.

12-3.45am Dj Birane from Ivory Coast

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www.eburnee.com
One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
May 16

6-8pm: Asako Takasaki - Jazz

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www.asakojazz.com
Jazz vocalist Asako Takasaki and Tadataka Unno, piano.

8-9pm: Cannibal Ramblers - Blues / Rock

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www.cannibalramblers.com
The Cannibal Ramblers focus on densely textured, highly rhythmic music with strong narrative content. They have a deep reservoir of original music as well as an extensive knowledge and love of pre-war blues. The Cannibal Rambler’s sound is ragged like a rusty knife. Mixing Hound Dog, R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough, with Bukka White, Fred McDowell, and Son House brings you into their zone of sound. Driving the car down the winding mountain road with the brake lines cut is where they live. The Cannibal Ramblers were honored to represent the West Virginia Blues Society in the 2012 Memphis International Blues Challenge.

9-10pm: SHOR'TY BILLUPS

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2TT5DPBI4Y#at=11
Shor'ty was the first motown drummer to front a band. He was the drummer in Wilson Pickett's first band. He was also the drummer for Little Richard when Jimmy Hendrix was his guitarist.

10pm-12am: M' BOLO - Senegalese Music

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www.mboloband.com
M'bolo plays mbalax, the high energy music of Senegal. "M'bolo" means "together" in Wolof, a language spoken in Senegal. Cheikh Ngom, lead singer and songwriter, was born and raised in Kaolack, a city on the coast of Senegal. He has been singing, dancing, and playing sabar drums all his life. ...

12-3:45am: DJ JP Biamby

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www.dj.jpbiamby.com
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.
May 17

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

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www.myspace.com/lureidangel
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.

8-9pm: HC3 - Jazz

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www.reverbnation.com/brianharringtonquartet

9-10pm: Natty Kasha

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Reggae's New Sensation, Natty Kasha - wakes us up to his Dream for Repatriation to the Motherland and his love for Mama Africa with his new hot, headed-to-Number-One single – Lovely Days in Africa. The International President of the Ethiopian World Federation, Inc. gave it the title “Official Song of Repatriation” for 2014.

12-3:45am: DJ Ceace - Reggae Night

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May 18

7pm-12am: The Rendez Vous - Live Show Case Soul,Funk,Blues Rock

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ww.rendezvous.brownpapertickets.com
Join Us at Shrine World Music Venue in Harlem, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., bet. 133rd & 134th Street, on the last Monday of every month for our Monthly event The Rendezvous! It's the place where you can hear great live music from independent artists while enjoying good food, interesting people and surrounded by the culture and ambiance of one of the World's most famous communities, Harlem USA!

12-3:45am: DJ TBA

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May 19

6-8pm: Matthew Corey - R&B / Soul / Urban Folk

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www.reverbnation.com/MatthewCorey
Matthew Corey is an inspirational, bluesy soul-rock singer and musician based in Upstate, NY.

8pm-12am: FLACA MUSIC PRESENTS

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An eclectic music showcase brought to you by Taylor Rich!

12-3:45am: DJ TBA

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May 20

6-8pm: David Love Trio - Jazz

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www.davidloveguitar.com
David Love was born in Geneva, NY on June 26th, 1974. His first interest in Music came in 1980 after seeing Kermit the Frog singing “The Rainbow Connection” in The Muppet Movie. So after harassing his parents for about a year, he got a guitar and started lessons. They were briefly interrupted when the family moved from Geneva to Ithaca, NY, but soon started again. He started studying with local teacher Chris Woitach, and was playing his first professional gigs at 13. He also got a Tascam Portastudio and started recording. In addition to 6 years studying with Woitach he also studied with guitarist Chad Mcloughlin. By the time he graduated high school, his accomplishments included a full-length album of his own music, as well as writing and performing the music for a documentary about the alternative school attended.

8pm-2am: Maria Davis Mad Wednesday's & R&B Against AIDS

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www.nydailynews.com/new-york/uptown/affable-ambassador-hiv-aids-article-1.1257343
Maria Davis/Mad Wednesday's New Artist Showcase with A Live Band has been existence since 1994, showcasing R&B, Hip Hop, Gospel, Reggae & Poetry Maria Davis AIDS Activist/Survivor is the Producer and Host of "Mad Wednesday's" many premiere artist has grace our stage "Jay Z", "50 Cents","Alyson Williams" "Brian McKnight", "Anthony Hamilton", "Donelle Jones", "Missy Elliott", "Monica" DJ Funk Master Flex, DJ Red Alert, DJ ACE Comedians "Bill Bellamy", "Bernie Mac", "Talent" and the list goes on. Mad Wednesday's has now incorporated a live band to it's family featuring "karl Browne" (Key Boards), "Lil Sean" (Drums), "Melvin Koonce" (lead Guitar) & "Jerry Brooks" (lead Bass) Maria Davis believes it is not just about the music but, education, awareness, self empowerment, & community. Seven hour music marathon for Haiti! davismaria@msn.com
May 21

6-8pm: Noe Codjia Quartet - Jazz

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Noe Codjia - Trumpet Carlos Vivas - Guitar Daniel Durst - Bass Mariano G. Chamorro - Drums

8-9pm: TASHAN7 - R&B / Soul

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www.tashan7.com
Tashan FIRST CAME ON THE MUSIC SCENE SINGING BACKGROUND ON THE FAT BOYS DEBUT ALBUM (CAN YOU FEEL IT?) HE THEN HOOKED UP WITH RAP GROUP WHODINI TO CREATE ONE OF THE FIRST RECORDS EVER TO BLEND RAP AND R&B TOGETHER "YOURS FOR A NIGHT" ON JIVE/ARISTA ('83) SOON AFTER HE JOINED AFRIKA BAMBAATAA'S GROUP SHANGO.('84) ONE YEAR LATER AFTER WRITING NEW SONGS AS A SOLO ARTIST HE WAS THE FIRST R&B SINGER SIGNED BY RUSSELL SIMMONS TO DEF JAM RECORDINGS.WE FIRST FELT TASHAN'S PASSION FOR SOUL AND HIP HOP ON HIS DEBUT RELEASE, "CHASIN' A DREAM" DEF JAM/COLUMBIA.

9-10pm: Anodyne Blues Band - Blues / Psychedelic

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www.myspace.com/anodynebluesband
The Anodyne Blues Band plays an eclectic mix of classic Chicago blues, slinky slide guitar riffs, funky harmonica jams and a little bit of psychedelia, but they never lose sight of the song. The band brings a swinging groove and isn�t afraid to do the slow burning thing, either. Formed in NYC in 2007, their sound is sweet & nasty and as the name implies, just what the doctor ordered.

10-11pm: THE NICHOLAS WELLS BAND - Pop Rock

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www.soundcloud.com/nicholaswells

11pm-12am: Devyn Rose - pop, r&b, and hip hop

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www.facebook.com/OfficialDevynRose
The combination of beauty, talent, and brains is rarely personified in an individual as young and poised as multi-genre musician Devyn Rose, but in this case there is simply no denying it. Born in Mt. Vernon, NY, she began her love of music at a very young age singing in a church choir. By the time she was 16, she moved to New York City and began taking dance lessons at Broadway Dance Center, where she studied all forms of dance including hip-hop, house, jazz, and ballet.

12-3:45am: DJ 9AM

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www.mixcloud.com/dj9am
R&B, Reggae, Soca, Electronic, Hip Hop, and Old School music.
May 22

6-8pm: George Kostopoulos Trio - Jazz

www.artistecard.com/yiorgoskostopoulos
Bassist Yiorgos(also known as George) Kostopoulos is a cross-cultural musician with a Masters Degree in Jazz Performance from Aaron Copland School of Music whose proficiency in many different musical styles has led him to numerous collaborations with exceptional musicians from all over the world. Born and raised in Athens, Greece, Georgios studied in depth the full spectrum of classical, jazz,pop and Greek folk music while at the same time he explored a variety of musical styles from all over the world, enriching his music vocabulary and broadening his artistic perception. He has shared the stage with a wide range of performers, in the US and Europe.

8pm-10pm: The Phryg - Funk

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www.reverbnation.com/thephryg
The Phryg is a funk fusion power trio based in New York City with an explosively unique musical style. All three members attended music schools and are now paving a new path into the future of funk.

10pm-12am: Royal Khaoz - Reggae

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www.royalkhaozband.com
A mere modern musical "hookup", a group of young and aspiring musicians start out on a quest to fulfill their childhood dreams. A dream that entails the transportation of their interpretation of different genres of music to a mass willing to listen.

12-3.45am Dj Birane from Ivory Coast

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www.eburnee.com
One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
May 23

6-8pm: Soul4Life - R&B

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Pamela is a world wide recording SuperStar. A member of a Grammy Winning Band. The new voice of the recording group "Rose Royce, and the headliner at the Cotton Club for over 20 years. Recorded back ground vocals with Al Green, Aretha Franklin, The Main Ingredient, Tyramine Hawkins, Fonda Ray and Cissy Houston. Pamela is the "PMC"who has stepped out front in a most unique style and will blow your mind with help from the "Connection" her band of Worldly known musicians. Working on a new project and will be delighting the audience with a new sound. Sit back, relax, buy a drink and enjoy the music.

8-9pm: Mar Sala - Flamenco / Latin / Pop

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2RDc-Uhlag
Based in Brooklyn, Marta Hernández, (aka Mar Salá) is an international singer songwriter, a self taught musician from Seville, Spain. With the collaboration of many accomplished musicians from all over the world, she mixes Latin sounds such as Rumba Flamenca, Brazilian rhythms and Spanish pop, with swing and Rock. Marta's original compositions are a cross over between the Flamenco air of Seville and the eclectic sounds of New York City.

9-10pm: Ol' Savannah from Canada

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www.olsavannah.com
Ol’ Savannah began as a roots-blues duo in the Winter of 2009. Speedy Johnson and Bartleby J Budde performed haunting Piedmontese acoustic tunes on smaller stages, while honing in on a style of blues influenced first by Mississippi John Hurt and Mississippi Fred McDowell. With the introduction of accordionist Kevin Labchuk in May of 2010, together with drummer Matt Outerbridge and bassist Chris Byrne, the group evolved to a bigger sound, less haunting, but dark nonetheless. The quiet sounds of Piedmont were exchanged for the violent tides of the Delta, as the group incorporated more electric guitar and lap steel guitar into their repertoire.

10pm-12am: Nappy Riddem - Reggae / Funk / Soul

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www.facebook.com/NappyRiddem
Since releasing their debut album on Fort Knox Recordings in 2011, NAPPY RIDDEM has been busy touring nationwide and releasing a string of remixes, transforming itself into an uplifting and conscious reggae band that is funky enough to pack the dancefloor. Started by Mustafa Akbar and Rex Riddem, NAPPY RIDDEM is now joined in the studio and on stage by drummer Jon Modell as part of a 6 piece live ...

12-3:45am: DJ JP Biamby

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www.dj.jpbiamby.com
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.
May 24

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

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www.myspace.com/lureidangel
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.

8-9pm: Tori Gee - Jazz

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myspace.com/torigeejazzexpressions
Tori Gee is a jazz vocalist in the style of Jimmy Scott, performing songs from the 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, through 1970's. She sings jazz standards, R&B, Blues, Gospel, Pop and soulful ballads. With a voice that sounds like alto saxophone, phrasing like Lil Jimmy Scott and the resemblance of Cassandra Wilson, Tori Gee has a first CD with the Jazz Expressions: Michael Kanan, piano, Hilliard Greene, bass, T.K. Blue on saxophone and flute, and Dwayne "Cook" Broadnax on drums.

9pm-12am: Shrine Dub Club - Reggae Live Sound System

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www.facebook.com/tiqurambassa
An exclusive Roots & Culture Dance hosted by Tiqur Ambassa. 100% vinyls selection from roots rockers reggae to fresh dubs rendered on an artisanal control tower with Brother Iko on the mic following the tradition of sound systems that flourished in the UK since the 70's. All tribes welcomed so put on your dancing shoes and run come rally!

12-3:45am: DJ Ceace - Reggae Night

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May 25

6-7pm: Onyi - Singer

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www.soundcloud.com/onyinyechi

7-11pm: Hip Hop and Spoken Words - Open Mic with Live Band

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www.iamlikwuid.com
"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

11pm-12am: La Flaque from Alsace, France - Electro

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https://soundcloud.com/laflaque
Perdu dans un jeu vidéo halluciné, la Flaque essaye de s'en sortir grâce à ses breaks cadencés et ses synthétiseurs vaporeux. Originairement hip-hop et électro, ce groupe membre de l'asso des Nazes propose depuis peu des productions à tendance dub/techno 8bits, tirant ses influences autant des vidéo game kitchs que des films documentaires animaliers.

12-3:45am: DJ TBA

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May 26

6-8pm: Joe Pino Quintet - Jazz

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www.joepinojazz.com
Joe Pino, trumpet, teacher/educator, and endorsed Adams Flugelhorn Artist started playing trumpet at the age of ten. In High School, he was selected to play in the Beverly High School Jazz Band that competed at jazz festivals put on by The International Association of Jazz Educators. From these festivals, Joe won many outstanding soloist awards including two given by Herb Pomeroy and Greg Hopkins.

8pm-2am: Soul 4Real - Open Mic hosted by Raine Torae & Band

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www.Soul4RealEvents.ning.com
Soul, R&B, Funk, Poetry, Jazz, Gospel $10 Cover
May 27

6-8pm: Kyle K. Green - Jazz

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www.kylekgreen.com
Born in a small town in the Midwest, Kyle grew up listening to a diverse range of music. Through his parents he was exposed primarily to Celtic, Country, Folk, and Rock music. Listening to artist from these genres of music aided in developing a musical sensibility that is continually reflected in Kyle’s playing. In his teens, Kyle was immersed in a music scene that was defined by heavy guitar riffs and shredding guitar solos. Rock music had taken over the local scene as well as Kyle’s musical interest for several years. Later, in his early twenties, Kyle was exposed to jazz music. The new textures sounds, and rhythms that Jazz offered, changed his playing forever. Kyle Spent his mid twenties traveling the globe performing as a guitarist with recording artist from both the UK and USA.

8-11pm: The PitchBlak Playlist

www.pitchblakbrassband.com
Description: Spend the evening with PitchBlak Brass Band as they feature their favorite emcees & vocalists backed by their big sound and Hip-Hop style. A night of freestyles and improvisation in the Hip-Hop/Jazz medium invites guests to collaborate on the spot, so bring out your horns, rhymes and good vibes!

11pm-12am: Friends from Earth

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www.reverbnation.com/friendsfromearth
We are Friends From Earth. Our mission is to use rhythms with strong melodies and perfect harmonies to conduct communications with extra terrestrial beings. The performance of Friends From Earth is both audio and visual as they attempt to contact other worldly beings with sonic appeal. Band members, Alex Brown and Joey Vagus, collaborate to create unique beats and samples for the live performance they originate. Alex sings, writes music, and creates samples. Joey mixes and produces music and videos. They use the latest technologies such as samplers, drum machines, synthesizers, video projection, and communication satellite-dishes (CSD). With these, as well as with other devices, they create an idiosyncratic audio-visual live production with a unique electronic sound and riveting visual. With Alex's background in musical performance and Joey's background in music production, they capture a powerful combination of original music.

12-3:45am: DJ Dakar

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www.soundcloud.com/dj-dakar-nyc
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.
May 28

6-8pm: David Kardas - Jazz

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www.myspace.com/davekardasband
Dave Kardas is a trained jazz guitarist and composer from Milford, Connecticut, USA. Dave studied at Hartt School of Music with Jackie Mclean.

8-9pm: Joe Popp - Singer Songwriter

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www.facebook.com/joepoppsolo
Joe Popp is a singer songwriter and has served as the front man for Plasma in the Ukraine, The Hornrims, Joe Popp , and dogs on ice. His music in not standard acoustic fare. At one moment he attacks the guitar in punk fashion with a heavy right hand and quick chord changes, then he will dramatically shift into a song that breaks your heart...

9-10pm: Carbon Mirage - Jazz / Rock

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www.carbonmirage.com
Not concerned with fitting neatly into one genre, Carbon Mirage is able to capture the moment freely and serve the song directly. Combing elements of jazz harmony and improvisation, electronic textures and effects, and deep, infectious grooves, Carbon Mirage is a sound all its own.

10-11pm: 12KO - Pop Funk

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www.facebook.com/12KOmusic?_rdr
Hailing from New York City, 12KO is a driven, passionate and charismatic band with a unique approach to their blend of pop and funk. "We want people to love the songs and get them stuck in their heads!"

11pm-12am: Fractal Caravan - Funk Rock

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www.fractalcaravan.com
Fractal Caravan play funky, philosophical rock & roll. Edwin Quirk, Fabio Montenegro & David Cornejo are travelers from around the planet, voraciously absorbing the funkiest sounds they can find. They connected on craigslist for a last minute gig in Brooklyn in 2013, & began crafting their eclectic sound immediately. Inspired by The Clash, Bob Marley, Fela, & Jimi, they write modern rock songs to keep you thinking for yourself & dancing, preferably with others. Their debut album, Paradox Lust is available digitally everywhere.

12-3:45am: DJ 9AM

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www.mixcloud.com/dj9am
R&B, Reggae, Soca, Electronic, Hip Hop, and Old School music.
May 29

6-8pm: The​Funkof40k​Years - Funk

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www.soundcloud.com/thefunkof40kyears
The Funk of Forty Thousand Years started in August 2007 in Michigan. The core mission is to deliver live organic funk and soul to the masses. As the band sound matured, sprinkles of jazz improvisation started to percolate and are now a permanent fixture. Yasin Jackson has been writing and singing for many years and pounced on the opportunity to join the band. Her voice has been compared to Carole King, Erykah Badu and others. Her lyrics and vocal scats provide plenty of food for thought. Bassist Michael P. Jackson is the main composer and brought the band together. He started playing music at the age of 8, learning clarinet. Through the years he has learned many instruments including alto, tenor, and berry sax. At age 19 a date with a bass would change things forever. The Funk of Forty Thousand Years features one of the hottest rhythm sections on the scene today. In February 2008 the band completed the 2008 RPM Challenge to write, record, mix, master and press an album of 100% original material in one month. The album �One Foot� is available at all shows and will be on itunes in the coming months. The band has set its sights on every town needing some funk East of the Mississippi and plans a West Coast stint in late 2008. The Funk of Forty Thousand Years makes its NYC Manhattan debut on May 26th.

8-10pm: Funky Dawgs Brass Band - New Orleans Second Line

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www.facebook.com/funkydawgz
We are a 10-piece funky groove machine loaded with high-energy horns and a backbeat that is irresistibly funky. This summer we blew audiences away at Gathering of the Vibes, on the main stage of the Norwalk Oyster Festival opening for the Village People, and at many well-known venues in New York City (Sullivan Hall), Boston, Providence, Hartford, and New Orleans just to name a few. We have opened for Twiddle, Rebirth Brass Band, and some of us have played with Kung Fu, Rebirth (at Brooklyn Bowl), members of The Soul Rebels Brass Band, and The Stooges Brass Band. We are taking the music of New Orleans to a whole new level, playing traditional New Orleans R&B, rocking our own original music, and adding a brass twist to today’s top hits.

10pm-12am: Baked Goods - Funk

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www.bakedgoodsofficial.com
Baked Goods is a 5­-piece jam band originating in Merrick, New York. Their style has been compared to artists like the Dave Matthews Band while still creatively maintaining a sound all their own. Their combination of jazz, funk, and rock and roll is a recipe for a unique sound which Baked Goods delivers in each song.

12-3.45am Dj Birane from Ivory Coast

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www.eburnee.com
One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
May 30

6-8pm: Yuki Shibata Trio - Jazz

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www.yukishibata.com
Jazz pianist Yuki Shibata and her quartet will play a collection of original tunes. Her musical sensibility is both energetic and infectious, her melodies both playful and haunting. As a composer she has achieved recognition as one of Berklee College of Music's innovative new artists. Performing in Boston and Japan, this quartet is a magical and uplifting experience…………………. Yuki Shibata, keys --- Yoshiki Yamaha, bass --- Hironori Suzuki, drum set

8-10pm: The High East - Funk / Jazz

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www.facebook.com/drumaster21
Bringing the best in funk, jazz and fusion music. Voted "Best of the Valley" at the Peekskill Jazz and Blues Fest 2013

10pm-12am: Random Test - Reggae

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www.randomtestreggae.com
For almost a decade, Random Test Reggae Band has been rocking the Jersey Shore with music heavily coated in Caribbean traditions. With members hailing from all over the Caribbean, the group brings a cache of authentic reggae and calypso rhythms in true West Indian fashion. Random test takes you on a musical journey that pays tribute to pioneers in reggae and soca music. From the early days to today, staying true to the real roots and culture.

12-3:45am: DJ JP Biamby

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www.dj.jpbiamby.com
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.