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November 23

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.

8pm-12am: Shrine Dub Club - Reggae DJ

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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 Reggae Rock Steady Movement - DJ Madi / Dj AKZ

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www.facebook.com/madi.guigma
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…
November 24

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

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www.brownpapertickets.com/event/225121
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 Soul, Funk and R&B 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! Purchase your advance tickets by clicking on the website. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/225121

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

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www.dj.jpbiamby.com
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.
November 25

6-8pm: Yoshiki Miura Group - Jazz / Funk / Bossa Nova

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www.myspace.com/yoshikimiura
20 years veterans performing in the New York City area, with a funky, energetic jazz sound. His music crosses the traditional modern jazz boundaries, injecting R&B, and Latin styles. His numerous performances include; "Texaco New York jazz Festival '98 & '97 ", "Grand Central's Anniversary 2000", "JVC Jazz Festival at Saratoga", "Live at Blue Note in NY 2000". Graduated Berklee College of Music, Boston. His composition "KK" was used Episode #312 of the HBO show 'Sex and the City'. He was selected to recording session with EMI label under the Amalia Gre group on 2003 & 2005. also music tour with Amalia Gre in Italy, March - August 2004, April - May 2006 include performance at Blue note in Milano, and opening act for Michael Blecker group at Trino jazz Festival.

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
November 26

6-8pm: Lauren Lee - Jazz Vocalist

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www.laurenleeprojectjazz.com
As a young musician, Lauren Lee experienced all the highs and lows of music education, in public school, private lesson, and university/conservatory settings.

8-9pm: James Margolis - Singer Songwriter

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www.jamesmargolis.bandcamp.com/album/live
James Margolis is a man, and a musician. After moving from Philadelphia to NYC, he has been playing shows at venues like The Bitter End, Arlene's Grocery, The Path Cafe, The Waystation. He is the guitarist for Rue Snider & No Strand. Having just release his debut album, "Stars & Satellites", he is now planning his next move.

9-10pm: The Matt Breoni Project - Pop Rock Soul R&B

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www.matteobreoni.com
GREAT NEWS....The New Single Is Out!! The Matt Project (M. Breoni & C. Poddighe) feat. FRANK MCCOMB link: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/themattprojectfeatfrankm

10pm-12am: Allinor from Ghana - Reggae / Acoustic Soul

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www.allinormusic.com
He is Journey Man, ever shouldering his guitar as he travels, empathizing and warm to each person he encounters. Before he picked up his first guitar he had already written dozens of songs, and as his strumming acumen brightens so does his ability to croon the sentiments of regular people across the globe struggling to make ends meet, finding happiness and peace in small rewards and hard work. Fin...

12-3:45am: DJ Ouaga

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November 27

10pm-3:45am: Thanksgiving at Shrine with DJ JP Biamby

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November 28

6-8pm: Jocelyn Shannon Jazz Quartet

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDiH8xi2TD8
Jocelyn Shannon, vocals, Mark Cohn, piano, Greg Zwiebel, bass, Ed Pillion, drums and Tom Bender, trumpet and flugelhorn.

8-9pm: The Fine Line - Folk

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www.thefinelineband.com
Al and Efrat blend their rich voices and performance styles to bring a tasty buffet that can please even the most discerning palate. Their shows always include a savory blend of original music and select great songs from great songwriters, delivered with a colorfully engaging style that both entertains and informs.

9-10pm: Alessandra Small - Pop Singer

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www.sandrasmall.com
Sandra Small is the soulful voice and leader of The Smallworld Band. Born in Naples, Italy to an Italian mother and African American father, Sandra carries a sound as deep, and as wide as her varied experiences, and is consistently compared to such greats and musical icons of our time like Erykah Badu, Anita Baker, Lenny Kravitz, Prince, Sade and many more.

Royal Khaoz - Reggae - 10pm-12am

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www.reverbnation.com/royalkhaoz
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.
November 29

6-8pm: Steve Kaiser Ban - Jazz

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www.stevekaiserjazz.com/Home_Page.html
“Add Steve Kaiser to the list of gifted musicians who have become splendid vocal artists!”…...........Jack Kleinsinger producer Highlights In Jazz

8-9pm: Joshua Powell & the Great Train Robbery – Folk Rock

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www.stereosubversion.com/reviews/joshua-powell-the-great-train-robbery-traveler
Indiana-based folk rockers Joshua Powell & the Great Train Robbery wasted little time between a three song EP (We All Say Hello) and a new full length — and while the general stylistic makeup of the group’s harmonic and melodic sound is largely unchanged, the flow and energy throughout Traveler is a vast improvement. The infusion of genre-bending tonality and harmony, instead of the rigid acoustic folk rock sound that prevailed on We All Say Hello, allows Traveler to evolve and expand musically without feeling forced or one-dimensional.

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: Crucial Bridge and the Inity Band

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KiFK6FBgN4
Dynamic Antiguan singer Crucial Bridge and the Inity Band play reggae and dancehall music to move the feet and uplift the spirit. Crucial Bridge has performed with the Cannabis Cup Band, Skatalites, and Roots Vibration, and his smooth vocals lead the new autism-themed single, “Angels of the World.” Inity Band, based in Harlem at Shrine World Music Venue, features reggae veterans Blacka on bass, Eugene Medinna on keyboards, Rick Sabo on guitar, and G. Moses on drums, plus very special guests.!

12am-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.
November 30

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: Lou Reed Memorial Concert

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9-10pm: Romy - Piano Pop

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www.romymusic.com
Growing up in Amsterdam, Dutch songwriter Romy began performing on the piano when she was seven years old. Inspired by artists such as Carole King, Joe Jackson, Kate Bush, Billy Joel, Joni Mitchell and Elton John, she began writing her own songs, expressing her unique perspective and emotions.

10pm-12am: ON HOLD Derrick Barnett and Statement Band - Reggae

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www.myspace.com/popibrahim
Bass legend Derrick Barnett and The Statement Band will knock you off your feet and keep you shaking your body all night. Simply one of the finest reggae band in the city. Don't miss it!!

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 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…
December 1

6-8pm: Darrell Smith Trio - Jazz

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www.mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/1492e785efc82a32?projector=1

8-9pm: Shlomo Franklin - Singer Songwriter

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJIZ9fjbFs4&feature=youtu.be
Shlomo Franklin. I'm 18. I grew up on a farm in Bethel NY. My greatest musical influences are Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Johnny Cash, And Slash. I believe deeply in the new generation and I can't wait to have many records out as soon as possible.

9-10pm: Misery Loves Company

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Our repertoire is a combination of Folk, Blues, Rock and Reggae plus some original tunes.Featuring: Jerry McCord (Guitar, Vocals) Susan Kaessinger (Vocals, Guitar, Percussion) Buddy Grecco (Harmonica, 12-String Guitar, Guitar, Vocals)

10-11pm: Raquel Vidal & The Monday Men - Americana

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www.reverbnation.com/themondaymen
In the early 20th century, Monday was the traditional wash day and the Monday Man was the circus worker who pilfered clotheslines as the circus train rumbled through small towns. Like their resourceful namesake from a bygone era, Raquel Vidal & The Monday Men take their inspiration from an array of musical influences – from Americana to to folk to blues to rock. Ranging from rootsy, harmony-laden originals to nostalgically sultry swing, the band takes some surprising twists and turns along the way, always keeping it fresh. They are currently working on finishing up their debut album.

11pm-12am: The Shook Ones - Rock

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www.theshookonesnyc.com/#!info/c161y
Based in New York City, The Shook Ones are an indie-rock group whose sound travels from 60s girl-garage to riot-girl punk to surf rock to funky rock. The trio, made up of 3 distinctly different members Pascale Jean-Louis (vocals, bass, guitar) from Bronx, NY, Mariagrazia De Luca (vocals, guitar) from Rome, Italy and Ann Nguyen (drums) from Pasadena, CA, formed about a year ago through the magic of Craigslist. The band made its debut performance @ 5Pointz in Queens and The Branded Saloon in Brooklyn during the Make Music New York Festival 2013. With body moving rhythms and cleverly crafted lyrics, "The Shook Ones" will get you shaking to their music.

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

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www.dj.jpbiamby.com
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.
December 2

6-8pm: The Tom Blatt Project - Jazz

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www.thejazznetworkworldwide.com/profile/Tomblatt
The Project, It's a case of the sum equals more then the separate parts or maybe like Communism where it's from each their abilities to each their needs. The Project uses elements of contemporary classical music and jazz along with electronic sounds, Latin rhythms, ancient Japanese court music and whatever else we can find that works. Pieces are sometimes a combination of written parts and free improvisation.

8-9pm: True To Life - R&B Funk

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www.reverbnation.com/truetolife4
True To Life is an original jazz group from New York City. What sets them apart from all of the other jazz groups in New York City? First and foremost, the quality of their music. They combine accessible melodies with interesting and sometimes complex song structures. They engage in the kind...

9-10pm: 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 ...

10-11pm: 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.

11pm-12am: Alex Phoenix - Hip Hop R&B

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www.audiomack.com/artist/alex-phoenix
Alex Phoenix Genre: Hip-Hop/R&B Hometown: Harlem, NY Label: UnSigned Bio: Singer/Songwriter: Alex Phoenix 19 Years Old EP "Phoenix" Release Oct. 25th Contact: alexphoenixbookings@gmail.com
December 3

6-8pm: Chandry Abreu - Jazz Vocalist

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www.chandryabreu.com
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.

8-9pm: The Stachel Quintet - funky world jazz

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www.norbertstachel.com/
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.

9-10pm: That Shuffle

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www.johnfeliciano.tumblr.com
My project is called That Shuffle. It's goal is to provide an eclectic array of music. It is inspired by the feeling of listening to your iPod on the "shuffle" setting. That Shuffle is what my iPod sounds like on the "shuffle" setting however a majority of the setlist consists of original music written by me. There are jazz textures, hip hop, classical, afro beat, salsa, rock, soul, reggae, blues, pop, and more. "Sincerely, John Feliciano. www.johnfeliciano.tumblr.com"

10-11pm: Cygne - Singer / Songwriter

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www.cygnemusic.com
Following an eleven-month tour across the US a seasoned folk artist circled back to Santa Cruz to process the career highs and spiritual lows of the previous year. Highs included winning the Solo Blues Competition at Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, performing alongside Jim James & Gary Clark, Jr., and reaching her largest audiences to date. - See more at: http://www.cygnemusic.com/about/#sthash.hDC2Hg0w.dpuf

12-3:45am: DJ TBA

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December 4

6-8pm: Ian Buss - Jazz

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www.ianbuss.com/media
Born in San Diego and currently based in New York City, Ian Buss is an emerging woodwind artist, composer/arranger, and educator. He has performed around the nation and explored many different styles of music, including Jazz, Afro-Cuban, Classical, Rock, and Pop.

9-10pm: Sublunar Minds - Rock / Neo-Soul / Funk

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sublunarminds.com
High energy shows to packed clubs in Harlem and around New York have given Sublunar Minds a reputation as one of the most exciting young bands on the scene. The mission is simple: grooves and good times for everyone. Leading music bloggers have called Sublunar Minds' songs "music to put you in orbit," and asserted "this is a band that defies any categorization other than 'good.

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.
December 5

6-8pm: Rodrigo Bonelli Septet - Brazilian Jazz

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www.rodrigobonelli.com
The latin jazz music of Rodrigo Bonelli combines driving rhythmic patterns from Afro-Cuban and Brazilian styles along with highly inspired melodies to convey the group's message. Whether they play intensely or at a more relaxed tempo, the compositions all share rich melodies and the musicians strong interplay always shines through. They will be joined by amazing and versatile singer Erin Blatti.

8-10pm: Roshida and DaMac Rhyrhms - R&B Funk

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www.facebook.com/pages/Roshida-Mac-Da-Mac-Rhythms/101064423268956
Roshida Mcleod is a native of Brooklyn, NY whose musical journey began in her parent’s living room. Performing for family was the initial regular showcase of her talent as a vocalist. The road she took to gain her wealth of singing experience was broad and expansive to say the least. It has been filled with some of the more accomplished musicians that you can think of.

10pm-12am: Sweetcane - Reggae

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www.facebook.com/sweetcane
Sweetcane's distinctive vocal lilt and innovative Reggae blends have been finding their way into the hearts of groove music lovers for over two decades. Drawing from a diverse background as a guitarist sideman in the big city afro music scene, Sweetcane songs are highlights of musical nostalgia in the afro cultural experience. From vintage beginnings in Jamaican group Waterhouse/Chicago, rocking a...

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.
December 6

5-7pm: Moth To Flame - Jazz Quintet

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www.mothtoflamejazz.com
Moth to Flame is an electric jazz quartet from New York City. They are performing throughout the New York City area highlighting their fine blend of hard bop, latin and fusion including the music of Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Jeff Beck, Miles Davis and John Coltrane. Moth to Flame has been thrilling audiences through an eclectic mix of classical, jazz and rock, which has been described as an exciting combination of Thelonious Monk, Chick Corea and Steely Dan.

7-9pm: Gerard Gueudin et son Orchestre

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www.gerardgueudin.com/HOME
PIANIST COMPOSER PRODUCER Piano studies in Geneva School of music (Switzerland) Herbie Hancock master class in Salzbourg 1986 (Austria) Jazz teacher in Music schools 1984-2001 Bobigny, Sevran (France) Big Band conductor 1985-1988 Sevran (France) Realisations for Radio France (Instrumentals France Bleu ) 1997-2001 (Paris) Definitive SACEM member since 2005

9-10pm: Benita Charles - Singer Songwriter

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www.benitacharles.com
Benita Charles is a singer/songwriter/producer who resides in Harlem, NY. She's appeared at various clubs in the New York tri-state area including Webster Hall, The Bitter End and Crash Mansion. Her debut CD (Moment in Love) is now on iTunes!

10pm-12am: Preacherman &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... Twitter: https://twitter.com/Preachermann1 Website: http://preachermann.weebly.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Preachermannmusic Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/PreachermannMusic EPK: http://www.sonicbids.com/2/EPK/?epk_id=366685 LISTEN: reverbnation.com/preachermann
December 7

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.

THE SHRINE BIG BAND 8-11pm

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www.myspace.com/573768892
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!

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 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…
December 8

6-8pm: Kyle Moffatt - Jazz

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Kyle Moffatt grew up in California where he began playing the saxophone at the age of nine. By the time he was in high school, Kyle was a standout in his school music program while also playing in various honor and community bands. With these experiences, and under the tutelage of local jazz musician Matt Zebley, Kyle was able to develop quickly and earn a scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston.

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

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

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www.dj.jpbiamby.com
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.
December 9

6-8pm: David Zakarian Quintet - Jazz

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www.facebook.com/DavidsZakarian
David Zakarian - alto sax Gabriel Chakarji -piano Braden smith - tenor sax Aron Caceres -bass Antoine Pierre -Drums

8-9pm: Kelsey - Acoustic / Alternative / Rock

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www.myspace.com/kelseysong
NYC based singer and songwriter Kelsey has been the proud vocalist, screamer and aural manipulator for the Alt-Rock band pILLOW tHEORY for years. A former NJ preppie nerd that trained in classical voice as well as jazz guitar and theory who turned goth, then punk, and eventually blended up all of his personalities to finally become well, himself.

9-10m: Michael Veal & Bennett Paster Play Sun Ra

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www.myspace.com/michaelvealaquaife
Michael Veal (soprano sax) and Bennett Paster (electric piano) play Sun Ra.

10-11pm: 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

11pm-12am: TWIN TWIN from France

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www.facebook.com/twintwinohyeah
Trio à l’effervescence créatrice et aux influences électro, rock, rap, funk et chanson, Twin Twin se présente comme LE remède idéal à la sinistrose ambiante. Avec ses mélodies montées sur ressorts, son goût pour les carambolages sonores, son sens du gimmick et la vivacité de ses textes en prises avec le réel, Twin Twin s’est imposé comme l’illustration parfaite de l’esprit YOLO (You Only Live Once) de la génération Go Fast, celle qui préfère vivre à fond que céder aux sirènes lancinantes des marchands de doutes. Le slogan des jumeaux Lorent Idir, François Djemel et de Patrick Biyik ? Vive la vie… Oh yeah !
December 10

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.

8-9pm: 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.

9-10pm: Oliver's Revenge - Cover Band

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www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152101611168500

10pm-12am: Mike Erickson and The Beefy Band

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf6JJYSjsbI
The level of musicianship is of a very high order, the music a mix of funk, blues, progressive, with vocals and groove.

12-3:45am: DJ TBA

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December 11

6-8pm: CCNY Rock Ensemble 26018 - Rock

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www.facebook.com/pages/CCNY-Rock-Ensemble-26018/192792874073485
Rock Ensemble 26018 is a new class being taught at The City College of New York. This performance features students from that class performing original and cover rock songs done with their own personal flair. Ranging from seasoned club veterans to new performers, the CCNY Rock Ensemble show is guaranteed to be a dynamic and exciting experience.

8-9pm: The Sensational Country Blues Wonders

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www.facebook.com/events/309951469154624/
"The Sensational Country Blues Wonders!" are a unique entity in the NY/NJ music scene. They consider themselves the only guitar/vocal duo that mixes equal parts Rockabilly, Country and genuine guitar Gospel music with a spoonful of greasy Blues to wash it all down.

9-10pm: SisterMonk - Gypsy Funk

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www.sistermonkharem.com/site_v2/
Gypsy funk, Arabesque trance, deep Latin grooves, and soulful vocal and instrumental performances create the uniquely powerful experience that is SisterMonk.

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: Brittney Crush - R&B

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www.facebook.com/BrittneyCrushMusic
Brittney Melvin, better known as "Brittney Crush”, was born in 1993 in Hartford, Connecticut. She remembers waking up on Saturday mornings to walk and get fresh bread from the local Puerto Rican bakery. Growing up with a single mother she learned the importance of love, faith and staying humble. Her mother always kept her involved in extracurricular activities such as step & drill, basketball and ...
December 12

6-8pm: Session - R&B

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"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'

8-10pm: The Addis Revolution - Caribbean Fusion

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www.addisandfriends.com
With a head full of dreads and sweet melodies, Addis promotes peace in his music. This self proclaimed singer, songwriter and entertainer, he has carved out his place as a top dog in representing the music of the US Virgin Islands, in the Caribbean and America. A man not much committed to traditions, Addis has create his own unique sounds by blending the islands calypso, soca and reggae beats with American rock, hip hop and R&B. This artist had been signed under several Digital Distribution Companies as well as one of Nashville very own Vision Music Group Nashville, Nashville TN. Addis one day hopes to put his home land on the map not only for its idyllic sun and beaches, but for its music like many others has done.

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!
December 13

6-7pm: Anne Boccato - Jazz

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www.anneboccato.com
Anne Boccato was born and raised in Brazil, in the São Paulo area. There she grew up exposed to a wide spectrum of music, from classical to jazz and traditional Brazilian styles. She began studying piano at the Escola Municipal de Música de São Paulo (Municipal Music School of São Paulo) at age thirteen, under pianist Marisa Lacorte.

7-9pm: Nena Weston - Blues, R&B, Jazz, Gospel

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=teN_TxME0G0
Whether it’s Singing Music for the Entertainment of Live Audiences in Nightclubs, Concert Halls, Theaters, and Exclusive Engagements or Teaching Music to Children as a Teaching Artist in Residence and Group Leader in After School Programs Nina Weston is an Excitingly Versatile Vocalist Who Shows How Much She Knows How to Express Herself Through Music.

9-10pm: The Blue Dahlia - New Reggae

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www.reverbnation.com/dahliadumont
Dahlia grew up and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. She went to college by Boston, studying Anthropology and French. She lived in Senegal and France for several years, which opened up her musical interests to the rest of the world. Now she is studying to be a nurse, though making her own music ha...

10pm-12am: 6th Degree Music - Reggae / Afrobeat

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www.myspace.com/songsinthe6thdegree
SixthDegreeMusic is a versatile and devastating crew of dedicated musicians led by frontman Ryan "SixthDegree" Nava. SixthDegree first began assembling members for his collective in 2006 and has spent the last four years studying music full time in Boston while constantly playing shows throughout the North East. Bringing high energy and undeniably tight grooves to every stage they storm, SixthDegreeMusic has developed a unique stage show incorporating live dub, experimental blending of world music styles, raw hip hop lyrics and on-the-spot improvisation.
December 14

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: Youth (The world chocolate) from Japan

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www.theworldchocolate.wix.com/theworldchocolate
Youth Yamada, born in philladelphia 2014 1st Album wil be coming in USA 2009 Started career in new york city 2004 The World chocolate united in Japan

9-10pm: UBI Quitous (UBI&FU from Japan

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www.youtube.com/user/ubiaion/featured
UBI Quitous & FU have performed at festivals in Canada(Indie Week 2011, NXNE2012, 2013), China(MIDI Festival 迷笛音乐节 2014), Taiwan(Spring Scream 春天吶喊 2012, 2013) and Japan. Toured in USA, Canada, Taiwan, China, and Japan to the present. Appeared on several radio programs, interviews, magazines and some TV shows.

10-11pm: Mercedes - folk, hip hop, jazzy, neo soul and electron

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December 15

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

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www.rendezvous.brownpapertickets.com
One of NYC'S hottest music events celebrates its 6th Anniversary of presenting independent artists performing live in Harlem.

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

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www.dj.jpbiamby.com
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.
December 16

6-8pm: The Tom Blatt Project - Jazz

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www.myspace.com/tomblattproject
The Project, It's a case of the sum equals more then the separate parts or maybe like Communism where it's from each their abilities to each their needs. The Project uses elements of contemporary classical music and jazz along with electronic sounds, Latin rhythms, ancient Japanese court music and whatever else we can find that works. Pieces are sometimes a combination of written parts and free improvisation. Every member brings something to our original compositions. The Tom Blatt Project dates from sometime in the mid 90's and has gone through various configurations. At present, core members include Tom Blatt, bass; Andy O’Neil, drums; Nick D’Amica, guitar, Charles Ramsey, guitar, Raymond Todd, trombone, and Michele Smith, flute, vocals, and percussion.

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.

10-11pm: Hambone Relay - Soul Jazz

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www.reverbnation.com/hambonerelay
HR3 shrewdly explores the genres of soul, jazz, funk, R&B, blues and rock. Their live performances deliver brazen jams and contagious grooves with a familiar yet altogether refreshing sonic palette, tipping a hat to such artists as Dr. Lonnie Smith, Grant Green, Soulive and Cookin' on 3 Burners.

11pm-12am: Universal Truth Machine - Rock

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www.facebook.com/pages/Universal-Truth-Machine/188532857848543
Recorded at Spin Studios, Queens, New York City. Lead guitars by Tim Ronaghan. Thanks to Pete Benjamin, Nick Chinboukas, and Tim Conklin at Spin Studios.
December 17

6-8pm: Ben Charley - 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.

8pm-2am: Maria Davis Mad Wednesdays - 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
December 18

6-8pm: Sunfree - Jazz

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Composer/performer on electric violin and flute.

8-9pm: Toney Rocks - Blues

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www.toneyrocks.com/press-kit.html
TONEY is a bold artist fusing elements of blues, rock, and electronic music. This lethal combination unleashes dynamic guitar playing, catchy songwriting, and singing filled with raw emotion. It's progressive and illusive when trying to lock it into one category.

9-10pm: The Freaky Baby Daddies - Afrobeat Rock Reggae

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www.myspace.com/thefreakybabydaddies
The Freaky Baby Daddies are a 4 piece brooklyn based group that mixes the sounds for afrobeat, rock and reggae into a unique blend they call H.E.A.T. Beat (Higher Elevation thru Auditory Trance). The members of The Freaky Baby Daddies are: Aakhu Ali aka Baba Ali on Vocals and Percussion Johan Vargas aka Juan De La Nooch on Guitar Olatunji Ojore aka Tunji on Drums Martell Ade aka Money McLovin on Bass

10pm-12am: The Joint Effort - Funk / Hip Hop / Jam

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www.thejointeffort.bandcamp.com
Joint Effort is a hip-hop rock fusion band based out of Maryland. Mixing the lyrical rhythms of P.E. to blues riffs, with intricate drum and bass rhythms of the band. Their live performance appeal creates an unmistakable energy that can get any venue bobbing their heads, up out of their seats, and onto the dance floor.
December 19

6-8pm: Session - R&B

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"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: Mar Sala - Flamenco / Latin / Pop

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www.marsalaband.com
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: The 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.

10pm-12am: Makane Kouyate & Denbaya

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www.denbaya.com
Born into a Griot family in Segou, Mali, West Africa, Makane Kouyate has been playing the drums since he was five years old. As a young man, Makane worked for several years with Ballet National of Mali, and at 14 began traveling and performing throughout West Africa as lead drummer with the group Super Biton. He has performed with artists such as Selif Keita, singer and guitarist, Habib Koite’and Sadjo Kouyate,’ Mamadou Diabate ensemble, Manding Jata, Sidiki Conde’dance company, and with his brother, the renown balafone player Balla Kouyate. Makane currently resides in New York and performs across the country at numerous clubs and festivals.
December 20

6-7pm: MetaSonic Band - Jazz

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7-8pm: 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!

8-9pm: San Simon - Progressive Latin Soul

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www.facebook.com/sansimonband
San Simón is an Afro-Latin driven septet influenced by raw soul, jazz improvisation and catchy pop songwriting stirred into an intoxicating brew of rhythm and song designed to keep you dancing. The group formed in late 2013 when guitarist/composer Evan Ubiera sought like minds that would push his vision to new heights, creating a dynamic and lively groove that nods to the past while remaining aware of the present. NY-based San Simón features a collective of musicians with backgrounds in genres as diverse as jazz, soul, neosoul, salsa, Afro-Caribbean folk and rock.

9-10pm: Frankie Favasuli and The Big Tree Band - Pop

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www.facebook.com/frankiefavasuliandthebigtreeband
Frankie Favasuli is a singer/songwriter and pianist who started his songwriting around the age of 13. It wasn't until later on in the spring of 2009 that he and drummer Ryan O'Loughlin started The Big Tree Band and its music as it as known today. It is a sound that is deeply rooted in the p...

10pm-12am: Greg Banks from New Orleans

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www.gregbanksmusic.com
A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Gregory Banks is not your average artist. In a time where mediocrity has become the norm in an ever-changing music industry, only a few singers shine as true artists. He has opened up for Multi-Platinum artist Lil Wayne, Trey Songz, Mike Jones, and Jazzy Jeff; won a B.E.T College Tour Competition; has been featured on many radio stations and local television shows; and was a finalist in Andre Harrell’s Superstar Soul Search Competition.
December 21

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: Fernando Fidanza - Singer from Italy

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www.soundcloud.com/fernando-fidanza/profumata-di-luna
Fernando Fidanza, born in Rome in 1976, plays his acoustic set "In forma di vento" ( the shape of wind ), 23 traditional Italian progressive folk, the same set he played in his successful 2014 China Tour, in which he played in 55 Chinese cities. He sings about love, sex , hate and wine.

9-10pm: Keren & The Sugar Daddys

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www.facebook.com/kerenbotaro
With an eclectic and powerful voice, Keren's unique talent easily matches up with some of the best vocalists of our time. Her original compositions are perfectly paired with her soulful, stirring and oftentimes ground-shaking vocal abilities, which have already garnered her a loyal fan-base. In addition to an already packed performance schedule, Keren gigs all over NYC with her own band: “Keren & The Sugar Daddy's”.
December 22

The Gathering Gospel Event - 7-11pm

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The Gathering is a Gospel Experience that goes beyond music and hits the soul. Christians and music lovers are able to come together and vibe under the inspiration of Christ in an atmosphere that is not, "Churchy". Meet other down to earth Christians and breath the vapors of real love that resides when the saints come together. Music featuring nationally renowned and sought after talents, DJ Tony Tone and host Ayana George, every 3rd Monday of the month.

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

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www.dj.jpbiamby.com
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.
December 23

6-8pm: Margo - Jazz Neo-Soul

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www.reverbnation.com/margos
Malgorzata Staniszewska studied vocal in Poland and she just graduated with master degree in music from Brooklyn College. Malgorzata is singing neo-soul, jazz and classical music. She performed at St.Nick's Pub, Cafe Vivaldi and Justins in New York. On november 8 she had concert at Kurier Plus Ga...

8pm-2am: Soul4Real - Open Mic hosted by Raine Torae & Band

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www.Soul4RealEvents.ning.com
Soul, R&B, Funk, Poetry, Jazz, Gospel --- $10 Cover
December 24

6-8pm: Sergej Avanesov - Jazz

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www.sergejavanesov.com
Sergej Avanesov, born on 23 March 1994, from Russia. He started to play Tenor Saxophone when he was 9 years old. Was studying in school named after Kim Nazaretov. He was influenced by lots of musicians like: John Coltrane, Joshua Redman, Dexter Gordon, Keith Jarrett and many others. After he graduate music school, he decided to continue studying music abroad. And He had opportunity to go to the Netherlands for studying, in Prince Clause Conservatoire at age 17. He is studying there with Don Braden, Miguel Martinez. Last year had a project with great bass player John Clayton and Symphonic Jazz Orchestra. Also already in the Netherlands he played with Alex Sipiagin, Robin Eubanks, David Berkman, Gene Jakson.

10pm-12am: Kitoko Groove from Congo

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Kitoko Groove's member have developed a strong connection both as friends and musicians that is conveyed in their music.. and it's contagious !! Come experience the best music, direct from Kinshasa!

12-3:45am: DJ TBA

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December 26

6-8pm: Session - R&B

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"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'

10pm-12am: Isaac Katalay & The Life Long Project - Congolese Mu

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www.facebook.com/isaac.k.diallo
Born in Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo where he spent one half of his life before moving to New York City in 1996, music became Isaac’s path to navigate the world. With a family of traditional healers, and faith varying from Christianity to Islam, music is Isaac’s corner stone which holds fragments of his identity together. Artistically, he discovered one tool after the other. He started with the Mbonda or Ngoma (drum) and movements (dance) at a very early stage, a fascination that led to the modern drum set, to songs, to musicals, to plays and to the guitar etc…
December 27

6-8pm: Asako Takasaki - Jazz

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www.asakojazz.com
In NY, Asako befriended and studied with Beverley Smith, James Smith, and Bettina Sheppard. Asako joined a jam session at St. Nicks Pub in Harlem and kept on joining sessions at the mass of famous jazz clubs such as Lenox Lounge, Showmans, Robins Nest, American Legion, Niagara, Cleopatra Needls, Smalls, Fat Cat, Garage, Pumpkins, and Nuyorican Poets Cafe. She also took part in the recording of James Smith,(who is a keyboard player of STAFF), when he made his private CD. A contestant on the Amateur Night at Apollo Theatre in Harlem. In 2002, Asako completed her first original songs album AKO. In 2006, she made a jazz album MOON RIVER with Nobuki Takamen as a guitarist and a arranger. Kyoko Oyobe as a pianist and Hidehiko Tanaka as a bassist. Asako expands the range of activities, so she works not only as a jazz singer but also as a collaborator with musical companies or dancers.

8-9pm: Lindsey Wilson - Singer Songwriter

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www.lindseywilsonmusic.com
Lindsey Wilson is a singer-songwriter with a flare for nostalgia with her memorable mix of 70's style urban folk rock and conscious lyrics. In 2012, Lindsey released her first EP of original compositions -- Songs in the Key of 9. Throughout her career, Lindsey Wilson has embraced issues of the heart and mind within her original music. Love songs, protest tunes and lyrics of empowerment have all been a true representation of her style and sensibilities.

9-10pm: 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.

10pm-12am: Crucial Bridge and the Inity Band - Reggae

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KiFK6FBgN4
Dynamic Antiguan singer Crucial Bridge and the Inity Band play reggae and dancehall music to move the feet and uplift the spirit. Crucial Bridge has performed with the Cannabis Cup Band, Skatalites, and Roots Vibration, and his smooth vocals lead the new autism-themed single, “Angels of the World.” Inity Band, based in Harlem at Shrine World Music Venue, features reggae veterans Blacka on bass, Eugene Medinna on keyboards, Rick Sabo on guitar, and G. Moses on drums, plus very special guests.!