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August 21, 2010 - by CG Directory Editor

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Jazz, Hip-Hop, Reggae, or the classics ? New York City venues feature music from all cultures. Whether you're catching an aria at Lincoln Center, or checking out a band at Central Park Summerstage, NYC has a gig you won't want to miss.

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
August 21, 2010 - Manhattan

Every Saturday night, the Highline combiniesg the live music of the 80's Rock & Roll era along with the best DJ's spinning the present hits. 21 & over. Doors at 10:30pm, show at 11pm. $20. RSVP to info@4kent.com

Mostly Mozart Festival - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through August 21, 2010 -

Offering more than 35 events, including concerts, dance, pre-concert recitals, late-night performances, and lectures. Renee and Robert Belfer Music Director Louis Langree, in his eighth season, will conduct the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra in ten concerts featuring a wide range of works by Chopin, Schumann, Bach, Gluck, Saint-Saens, Barber, Beethoven, Bizet, Mendelssohn, and Weber, as well as the Festival's namesake. Lincoln Center's venerable four-week summer music festival will present world-renowned artists and returning Festival favorites, as well as fifteen exciting Mostly Mozart debuts by rising artists. Spanning five venues across the campus, this summer's Mostly Mozart Festival includes a return by French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, the year's artist-in-residence and curator of a unique series of concerts focused on "Bach and Polyphonies." Visit website for schedule.

On the Waterfront - Melting Pot Global Music Series - Water Taxi Beach - South Street Seaport
August 21, 2010 -

World-renowned DJs, premier singers, dancers, videos and poets in the global soul dance music scene. Melting Pot Global resident DJs Kervyn Mark, Kamala and famous DJ friends will play the best in global, soulful house, disco classics, soul and funk to the late night hours. Beach opens at 1:00pm. Admission: $10, beginning at 8:00pm. 21+ after 8:00pm.

Seaport Music Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
August 21, 2010 -

Dance the night away with the evening New York skyline. Live in the moment as the DJ plays your favorite club hits. Themed music nights capture the rhythm of your soul. With three levels -- indoor and outdoor -- ZEPHYR provides a unique venue for an exciting memorable evening. Indulge in 2 cash bars and drink specials all night. Boards at 8:45pm, returns at 11pm. $29. Must be 21+.

Harlem Week 2010 - Jazzmobile - U. S. Grant National Memorial Park
August 21, 2010 -

Featuring Jimmy Heath.

Iris Dement - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
August 21, 2010 -

General Admission Seating – First Come, First Seated. Doors 6pm, Show 8pm. $26.50 adv, $30 door. VIP Booth for 4: $180 // VIP Booth for 6: $270. One of the most celebrated country-folk performers of her day, singer/songwriter Iris DeMent was born on January 5, 1961, in rural Paragould, AR, the youngest of 14 children. At the age of three, her devoutly religious family moved to California, where she grew up singing gospel music; during her teenaged years, however, she was first exposed to country, folk, and R&B, drawing influence from Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell. Upon graduating high school, she relocated to Kansas City to attend college. After a series of jobs waitressing and typing, DeMent first began composing songs at the age of 25. Honing her skills at open-mic nights, in 1988 she moved to Nashville, where she contacted producer Jim Rooney, who helped her land a record contract. Dement did not make her recording debut until 1992, when her independent label offering, Infamous Angel, won almost universal acclaim thanks to her pure, evocative vocal style and spare, heartfelt songcraft. Despite a complete lack of support from country radio, the record's word-of-mouth praise earned her a deal with Warner Bros., which reissued Infamous Angel in 1993 as well as its follow-up, 1994's stunning My Life. Her third LP, 1996's eclectic The Way I Should, marked a dramatic change not only in its more rock-influenced sound but also in its subject matter; where DeMent's prior work was introspective and deeply personal, The Way I Should was fiercely political, tackling topics like sexual abuse, religion, government policy, and Vietnam. In 1999, she collaborated with country man John Prine on his album, In Spite of Ourselves. Dement recorded four duets with Prine that earned her a Grammy nod the following year.

Victor Calderone + Paul Ritch - Pacha NYC
August 21, 2010 -

The irrepressible big room sound of Victor Calderone is enough to get you out of the house. But you know Victor: He wants to bring you things you’ve never heard before too. Tonight, he welcomes DJ/ producer Paul Ritch to share the decks. Based in Paris but associated with the German techno scene, the young artist specializes in energetic minimal that pops and snaps, with touches of chugging house. $10 BEFORE 12 MIDNIGHT: http://www.pachanyc.com/guestlist_082110.html GET TICKETS: http://www.clubtickets.com/us/2010-08/21/victor-calderone-pacha-nyc Doors 10PM .. Table Reservations: 212.209.7500 ..

Basic NYC, helmed by New York DJs Sleepy & Boo - Water Taxi Beach - South Street Seaport
August 22, 2010 -

DJs Sleepy & Boo bring the sounds of the underground to Water Taxi Beach South Street Seaport for a dynamic series of Sunday sunset sessions. Featuring a diverse lineup of international guest DJs, manning the turntables alongside New York locals, these events offer dance music lovers a chance to see some of the world's most esteemed DJs performing in one of the Big Apple's most stunning locations. Beach opens at 1:00pm. Entertainment starts at 4:00pm. Admission: $10*, beginning at 7:00pm. 21+ after 7:00pm.

The Specials, Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears and $mall ¢hange - Central Park Mainstage
August 22, 2010 -

UK ska-revivalists The Specials always tear up a party with their irresistible dance-punk grooves. What better way to salute summer than with a blowout 30th anniversary show with famed rude boys, The Specials? These UK second-wave revivalists, responsible for such hits as "A Message To You, Rudy," "Ghost Town," and "Too Much Too Young" will bring their infectious blend of ska-meets-rock steady to Central Park in high, 2 Tone fashion. Austin, Texas-based Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears play juke-joint soul with gritty attitude and a greasy groove. With his hipbone swinging, his heart pounding and his mind in the gutter, Lewis' funky, supercharged gutbucket R&B is sure to spark the crowd to life. Bring your dancing shoes and prepare to get a nasty sweat on! Over the past 15 years $mall ¢hange (a.k.a. James Dier) has done just about every type of DJ gig. From the finest lofts in Manhattan to pirate radio on the burning man playa, from afternoon museum throw-downs to after-hours Brooklyn warehouses, he is fully prepared to rock the house every time, with years of dance floor experience and skills to pay the bills. $mall ¢hange has tens of thousands of records at the ready, spanning the hit singles to the extremely obscure, in every conceivable genre and time period.

Willy Deville Birthday Celebration Show - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
August 23, 2010 -

Featuring: MINK DEVILLE BAND. General Admission Seating – First Come, First Seated. Doors 6pm, Show 8pm. $15 adv, $20 door. VIP Booth for 4: $140 // VIP Booth for 6: $210. Willy DeVille (August 25, 1950 – August 6, 2009) was an American singer and songwriter. First with his band Mink DeVille (1974–1986) and later on his own, DeVille in his 35-year career created songs that are wholly original yet rooted in traditional American musical styles. DeVille worked with collaborators from across the spectrum of contemporary music, including Jack Nitzsche, Doc Pomus, Dr. John, Mark Knopfler, Allen Toussaint, and Eddie Bo. The typical DeVille song—if any of his songs can be called "typical"—is filled with romantic conviction and yearning. Latin rhythms, blues riffs, doo-wop, Cajun music, strains of French cabaret, and echoes of early-1960s uptown soul can be heard in DeVille's work. Mink DeVille was a house band at CBGB, the historic New York City nightclub where punk rock was born in the mid-1970s. DeVille helped redefine the Brill Building sound. In 1987 his song "Storybook Love" was nominated for an Academy Award. After his move to New Orleans in 1988, he helped spark the roots revival of classic New Orleans R&B. His soulful lyrics and explorations in Latin rhythms and sounds helped define a new musical style sometimes called "Spanish-Americana". Jack Nitzsche said that DeVille was the best singer he had ever worked with.

Reggae Legend Bankie Banx - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
August 24, 2010 -

General Admission Seating – Open Dance Floor. Doors 6pm, Show 8pm. $10 Tickets. With the release of his first Album Roots and Herbs in 1977, Bankie Banx pioneered reggae music in the Eastern Caribbean. Bankie's first number one hit in 1977 was "Prince of Darkness" and followed that with several chart topping songs over the next few years, Bankie joined an elite fraternity. Bankie performed at Reggae Sunsplash in 1983 and again in 1992. He was featured during a live Sunsplash performance in the ground breaking reggae documentary "Cool Runnings." Following his success has Reggae Sunsplash 1983, Bankie and his band The Roots & Herbs toured extensively in the Caribbean before heading to Europe. Bankie continued his career in New York and worked with musicians including Junior Jazz, Robert Manos, Robert Mansfield. Bankie Banx and The New York Connection were regulars on the East Coast music scene and had strong followings in Boston, New York and New Hampshire. Bankie continued to return to Anguilla for annual performances and started the Moonsplash Music Festival in 1991. Bankie has made several international television appearances including a recurring role on the Fox sitcom "Key West." Bankie has recorded with music legend Bob Dylan and has been featured on the soundtrack for the award winning independent film "Southie." During his career, Bankie has toured Europe, North America and the Caribbean. Bankie's sound has been described as a cross between Bob Marley and Bob Dylan, and his music a blend of folk, reggae, R&B and Jazz. Along the way he has opened for, hosted, headlined, or performed alongside just about every reggae act worth noting, and several other rock and country stars. In 1991 Bankie launched the first annual Moonsplash Music Festival. Moonsplash has become one of the premier music festivals in the Eastern Caribbean and has featured internationally revered artists. Bankie also owns and runs his legendary beach bar and performance venue on Anguilla called The Dune Preserve.

Rob Thomas - A Special Intimate Performance Benefiting The Sidewalk Angels Foundation - Mohegan Sun
August 24, 2010 -

The "Sidewalk Angels Foundation – Summer 2010 Tour" offers a rare and exciting opportunity to catch the multiple Grammy Award-winning superstar performing as a trio in more intimate settings than usual, playing a career-spanning set. "It's a chance for me, as a songwriter, to really highlight lyric and melody and to create different versions of songs that I've been playing for years," says Thomas. "We'll be doing my solo stuff, Matchbox Twenty songs and covers. It will be a real 'Storytellers' kind of vibe." 7:30pm. $40.

Smooth Cruise Series - Mindi Abair - Spirit Cruises
August 25, 2010 -

Jazz artists perform on two different cruises every Wednesday evening this summer. Smooth Moonlight Cruise - Board: 9pm; Cruise: 9:30-11:30pm. Smooth Sunset Cruise - Board: 6pm; Cruise: 6:30-8:30pm.

Jellybean Benitez - Ain't Nuthin But a House Party - Water Taxi Beach - South Street Seaport
August 25, 2010 -

Blend of house mixed with classic disco like only Jellybean can do. Beach opens at 4:00pm. Average admission: $10, beginning at 8:00pm. Varies depending upon special guest artists. 21+ after 8:00pm.

Summer Concert Series - Calf Pasture Beach
August 25, 2010 - Norwalk

Concerts subject to change. Call 203-854-7807 for updates. Cancellation number is 203-854-7938.

Summer Sounds: Downtown Glee Club - Trinity Church
August 25, 2010 - New York

Trinity Wall Street invites you to 'beat the heat' this summer and enjoy a free afternoon of musical refreshment every Wednesday in July and August as they present their "Summer Sounds" concert series. On Wednesday, August 25th, the Downtown Glee Club performs. Formed over 80 years ago, the Downtown Glee Club presents two concerts each as well as special events. The all-male chorus performs a wide array of music - Broadway, sacred, folk, standards, and traditional choral pieces.

Midtown Jazz at Midday - Saint Peter's Church
August 25, 2010 -

Created by the late Edmund Anderson in 1982, these jazz sessions feature artists in the Sanctuary of Saint Peter's Church every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. The concerts last for approximately one hour. A donation of $7 is requested. Ronny Whyte, producer; Joan Uttal Anderson, production consultant.

Nina Ott and Migration - Miles Cafe
August 25, 2010 -

Nina Ott and her Latin jazz group, Migration, will be performing a tribute to the late Cuban pianist Emiliano Salvadore. Nina will be joined by Andrea Brachfeld on flute, Diego Lopez on percussion, Harvey Wirth on drums and Chris Lopes on bass. Early set: 7:30- 9:15, $10 cover. Nina Ott, piano; Andrea Brachfeld, flute; Chris Lopes, bass; Diego Lopez, percussion; Harvey Wirth, drums.

Ken Hirai 15th Anniversary Special Vol3-Ken's Bar N.Y. - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Through August 26, 2010 -

Doors 6pm, Show 8pm. $95 – Standing Room Only. $125 – General Admission Seating – First Come, First Seated 8pm. VIP Booth for 4: $600 // VIP Booth for 6: $900. Ken Hirai is a Japanese R&B and pop singer. His soulful voice and unconventional looks won him fans following his debut in 1992. Since his debut, Hirai has worked as a model, actor, composer, lyricist, singer, and spokesperson. During his career, Hirai has sold close to 14 million copies of his albums and singles. His Oricon achievements include a number one Yearly 2004 (for a single) and one number one Yearly 2006 (for an album).

Jazz Thursdays Free Concerts - 70th Road Forest Hills
August 26, 2010 -

Free outdoor Jazz concert by the Gotham Jazzmen featuring Dixieland Jazz Seating available For more info visit www.jazzthursdays.com

Turntables on the Hudson with Nicodemus and Nappy G - Water Taxi Beach
August 27, 2010 -

In its 12th Season of outdoor summer events, Turntables on the Hudson is happy to announce its bi-weekly Friday night events @ Water Taxi Beach Long Island City. As always, TOTH keeps it funky and fun for everyone as they take you on a musical circus ride around the World & back in the course of a night with DJ Nickodemus & guests + Nappy G on percussion & an occasional Brassband, Samba Drum Troupe. For more info, visit www.turntablesonthehudson.com and www.nickodemus.com. Admission: $10* after 8:00pm, may vary with special guest artists. 21+ after 8:00pm. 6pm-2am.

Maxi Priest - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
August 27, 2010 -

General Admission Seating – First Come, First Seated – Open Dance Floor. Doors 6pm, Show 8pm. $26.50 adv, $30 door. Since his 1988 debut, Maxi has enjoyed tremendous success as a singer with popularity and recognition around the world. Over the course of 10 albums and countless live performances all over the globe, Maxi Priest has unleashed a one-world music that heals, rejuvenates and uplifts. In fact, he is the most successful reggae solo artist in the world, second only to legend Bob Marley. He has enjoyed numerous worldwide hits as well as a Number one pop chart smash and is widely credited with helping spread the gospel of reggae and Caribbean music. His cover of the Cat Steven's classic "Wild World" gave Maxi his first U.S. smash hit followed by his #1 hit "Close To You". In 1991, Maxi's collaborations with Roberta Flack, "Set The Night To Music", and with Shabba Ranks, "Housecall," again took Maxi to the top of the charts. In 1996, Maxi's crossover single "That Girl," a duet with Shaggy, became a Grammy-Nominated track.

Katy Perry - Toyota Concert Series on TODAY
August 27, 2010 -

NBC's "Today" has once again assembled the biggest names in music to rock the Plaza during its annual concert series. Fans and visitors are encouraged to come and enjoy the free, live performances every Friday morning. Viewing is on a first-come, first-served basis outside the "Today" Window on the World Studio. Location is 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza in New York City and suggested arrival is 6am. For full schedule, see concerts.TODAYshow.com.

mind the brain - Arlene's Grocery
August 27, 2010 -

playing our debut gig Friday, August 27th @ Arlene's Grocery. It is very important that you take matters into your own hands and kidnap everyone you can; bringing them out to the show. We're pretty sure they'll drop the charges. P.S. Let them know at the door that you're there to see Mind the Brain

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
August 28, 2010 - Manhattan

Every Saturday night, the Highline combiniesg the live music of the 80's Rock & Roll era along with the best DJ's spinning the present hits. 21 & over. Doors at 10:30pm, show at 11pm. $20. RSVP to info@4kent.com

On the Waterfront - Melting Pot Global Music Series - Water Taxi Beach - South Street Seaport
August 28, 2010 -

World-renowned DJs, premier singers, dancers, videos and poets in the global soul dance music scene. Melting Pot Global resident DJs Kervyn Mark, Kamala and famous DJ friends will play the best in global, soulful house, disco classics, soul and funk to the late night hours. Beach opens at 1:00pm. Admission: $10, beginning at 8:00pm. 21+ after 8:00pm.

Seaport Music Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
August 28, 2010 -

Dance the night away with the evening New York skyline. Live in the moment as the DJ plays your favorite club hits. Themed music nights capture the rhythm of your soul. With three levels -- indoor and outdoor -- ZEPHYR provides a unique venue for an exciting memorable evening. Indulge in 2 cash bars and drink specials all night. Boards at 8:45pm, returns at 11pm. $29. Must be 21+.

The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival featuring McCoy Tyner, Jason Moran, JD Allen Trio, and Revive Da Live: Charlie Parker Revisited - Marcus Garvey Park
August 28, 2010 -

Jazz pianist McCoy Tyner's distinctive and powerful blues-based style is defined by his explosively percussive left hand’ that has earned him the title of one of the most influential jazz pianists of the 20th century. Jazz pianist McCoy Tyner's distinctive and powerful blues-based style is defined by his "explosively percussive left hand." His approach to melodies and chord-voicing has made him one of the most influential jazz pianists of the 20th century and his techniques have been mimicked by countless musicians. Tyner is a unique improvisational player who has released a staggering number of albums at nearly 80 and has earned four Grammys over the course of his impressive career. McCoy Tyner is presented in association with Jill Newman Productions. Jazz composer and pianist Jason Moran keeps the swing tradition alive in modern jazz. Beginning with his debut album, Soundtrack to Human Motion to Artist in Residence, the formidable talent has challenged the status quo by combining elements that include improvisation, avant-garde jazz, classical music, hip-hop and spoken word. Hailed by the New York Times as "a tenor saxophonist with an enigmatic, elegant and hard-driving style," JD Allen is a bright rising light on today's international jazz scene. His unique and compelling voice on the instrument -- the result of a patient and painstaking confrontation with the fundamentals of the art -- has recently earned Allen a blaze of critical attention signaling his ascension to the upper ranks of the contemporary jazz world. Revive Da Live's premiere Charlie Parker Revisited is an innovative tribute to the musical and cultural legacy of Charles Parker and will be led by an all-star band featuring Raydar Ellis, Ben Williams, Justin Brown, Jaleel Shaw, Marcus Strickland, Marc Cary, Corey King and Ingmar Thomas. Tonight's show will explore the genius of Parker by combining music from his past with modern day interpretations. Since 2006, the anthem of "Revive Da Live" has rung loudly in uniting prolific, groundbreaking, gifted and versatile hip hop artists and contemporary jazz musicians in a combined effort to educate and inspire broader audiences about the depths and origins of today's popular music.

Black Dog Tribute to Led Zeppelin - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
August 28, 2010 -

General Admission Seating – First Come, First Seated – Standing Room at the Bar. Door 6pm, Show 8pm. $17 adv, $20 door. VIP Booth for 4: $140 // VIP Booth for 6: $210. Led Zeppelin shook the world of rock & roll for little more than a decade, but their legacy lives on stronger than ever. Masters of creativity and diversity, their music covers such a wide range of styles and genres that they are difficult to define. Their collective talent remains unmatched and unchallenged. There will never be another Led Zeppelin. Their songs are still aired regularly, and their recordings are being bought in droves by new generations, but fans of the band still crave the raw energy of a live show. Enter Black Dog. Black Dog proudly pays tribute to the mighty Led Zeppelin with an extensive catalogue of songs comprised of classic masterpieces like "Dazed and Confused", "Heartbreaker", and "Stairway to Heaven", as well as the less heard B-sides to satisfy the more discerning fans. A complete acoustic set recreates an intimate setting with mandolin and custom tuned guitars played on stools, bringing to life songs like "Going to California", "Friends", and "That's the Way". The show also includes extended versions that recapture the true live experience such as The Song Remains the Same's "Whole Lotta Love", complete with Page's magical Theramin solo!

Songs of the Soul: Celebrating the Music of Maestro Sri Chinmoy - Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
August 28, 2010 -

Distinguished international musicians will celebrate the music of Maestro Sri Chinmoy at Songs of the Soul on Saturday, August 28th at 5:30 pm and 9:00 pm at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, NYU (566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South) Admission is free but tickets are required. Call (917) 770-8584 or visit http://www.songsofthesoul.com/en-US/event/new-york-august2010 . Musicians from around the world will enchant the audience on a variety of exotic and traditional instruments as listeners are invited into a realm of mystic beauty. Sri Chinmoy believed that music is a universal language that can carry the listener beyond barriers of race, language and culture. "It is through music," he wrote, "that the universal feeling of oneness can be achieved in the twinkling of an eye."

Chriss Vargas | Voodoo III - Pacha NYC
August 28, 2010 -

The practice of voodoo aims to protect its followers from evil. But to do so, it has to make some...sacrifices.... Join Chriss Vargas as he brings his Colombian-cooked mega-beats back to the Pacha main floor, for the third round of Voodoo – his annual birthday celebration. Expect hot beats and sensual rhythms - with an extra dose of black magic from the bday boy. Doors 10PM .. Table Reservations: 212.209.7500 ..

ART FOR CHANGE presents: HACIA AFUERA - Outdoor Art & Music Festival
Through August 29, 2010 -

FREE Outdoor Art & Music Festival (rain or shine). ART FOR CHANGE presents Hacia Afuera, a weekend-long festival celebrating art, music, food, and performance. The festival will take place in Spanish Harlem’s streets and public community spaces and is being produced in partnership with local arts and social justice organizations. Outdoor Art Exhibition featuring art by Patricia Cazorla & Nancy Saleme, Esperanza Cortes, Aissa Deebi, Roberto De Jesus, Laura F. Gibellini, Marissa A. Gutiérrez-Vicario, Alejandro Endoke Makuendo Guzman, Gabriel Pacheco, Tara Parsons, Michael Pribich, Elisa Pritzker, Gabriel Reese. Live Performances* by Camila Meza Trio, Genesis Be, George Trivino, La Bruja, Los Mas Valientes, The Stepkids. PLUS Storytelling by Bobby Gonzalez, Live Theater by Coatlicue Theater Company, Arts and Crafts for kids, Film Screenings, Drumming Workshop and food from local street vendors. *Performances subject to change. Hacia Afuera is made possible with support by Mount Sinai Hospital, Community Board 11, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Hope Community Inc, Nuyorican Poets Cafe and Taller Boricua. The programs of Art for Change are supported by The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Association of Hispanic Arts, Council member Melissa Mark Viverito, Materials for the Arts, the AFC founders collective and by a group of committed volunteers.

Summer Earth Fest - Family Picnic Fun - IKEA/Erie Basin Park
Through September 12, 2010 -

FOLLOW the ENVIROMEDIA MOBILE to IKEA/Erie Basin Park, in Red Hook Brooklyn, One Beard Street at the SOUTHEASTERN LAWN along the Water in the Back of IKEA. LIVE MUSIC, WATERFRONT RECREATION and more AT IKEA/Erie Basin Park- SAT JUNE 19th. 1PM-5PM FOLLOW THE ENVIROMEDIA MOBILE- Public Tours of the Mobile Museum with fun waterfront and environmental recreation activities (Live Underwater Video Exploration, Aquatic Ecology Lab, Kite Flight, Catch & Release Fishing, Urban Wildlife Appreciation and Education- exploring the urban corvids, plus Mobile Museum Gift Shop, Refreshment Wagon. AND OPEN PIANO ON THE SOAP BOX- drop in, sign up and share a song, PLUS guest performance by folk singer ERICA RUSSO ( southeastern lawn). MAKE MUSIC BROOKLYN ***MON JUNE 21st- In Conjunction with MAKE MUSIC NYC- 4pm-8pm. Guest performance- DANNY WOLF and 3rd BAND. ( in front of the park). For more info and download a summer calendar of events visit http://enviromediamobile.blogspot.com

Sundae Sermon Dance Party In The Park - Morningside Park
Through September 26, 2010 -

The dates for summer 2010 (Alternate Sundays, June-Sept): Sundays - June 20, July 18, Aug 1, Aug 19, Sep 12, Sep 26. Musical Directions is pleased to announce the upcoming dates for the 3rd annual "Sundae Sermon" Dance Party in Morningside Park, Harlem NYC. This year's line-up of rotating DJs includes a collection of the country's most renowned DJs all spinning Soulful House anthems blended with classic R&B, Disco, Funk, and a touch of Afro-Beat. "Sundae Sermon" is a community event, bringing together Harlem's rich & diverse inhabitants. Young and old alike, entrepreneurs, students and families come together to celebrate & enjoy the day. Pack a picnic & grab a spot on the upper lawn. Brought to you with the support and partnership of media sponsors VIBE/UPTOWN Media Group. As well as local sponsorship support from The Little Gym, Bikram Yoga, Harlem Now and Gems.

Tony Middleton - Sunday Jazz Brunch - The Garden Café at The Kitano New York Hotel
Through December 31, 2010 -

The legendary Tony Middleton launched The Garden Café’s Sunday Jazz brunch on Sunday, June 6, 2010, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Joining Mr. Middleton will be a rotating trio of some of Jazz music’s most prominent musicians.

Mr. Middleton will perform every Sunday at the Garden Café located on East 38th Street off Park Avenue at the Kitano New York Hotel beginning at 11:00 a.m. An extensive brunch buffet featuring breakfast and lunch items will be available along with cocktails, wines and locally brewed beer. Cocktails are limited to Bloody Mary, Mimosa and the special Aperol Spritz made with the Italian aperitif Aperol and Spanish Cava, a sparkling wine. The price of the buffet is $29.00 per person, plus 8.875% tax and includes one cocktail per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the Garden Café directly at (212) 885-7123.

Flamenco Show on Saturday Nights - Meson Asturias
Through June 15, 2011 -

See Aurora Reyes and Basilio Georges of Flamenco Latino at Meson Asturias restaurant on Saturday nights! Flamenco singing and dancing with LIVE music- great for the whole family. Shows at 9PM and 11PM. #7 to 82nd St. (at Roosevelt), or E, F, R to Roosevelt Ave. (at 74th). For reservations: 718-446-9154. NO COVER.

Private Lessons in Flamenco Guitar - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through June 15, 2011 -

Study Flamenco guitar with Basilio Georges of Flamenco Latino, whether you're a beginner or an experienced player looking for a great teacher! His classes focus on strengthening your playing by achieving the correct right and left hand techniques, and increase your understanding of Flamenco within the context of dance and singing accompaniment. With over 30 years of professional experience, Basilio offers an incredible mix of traditional and modern styles and techniques, and is also able to work with written music or tablature. Fluent in Spanish, he has lived and worked in Spain and accompanied many well known artists throughout his career. To learn more, visit http://www.flamencolatino.com/class.htm. A single one-hour class is $70. A 4-pack is $200 ($50/hour), paid in advance. If you do a trial lesson at $70, but decide to continue studying, you may upgrade to a 4-pack; however, you must pay a the prorated balance of $130 within one week of the trial lesson. Open time slots include weekday and weekend afternoons and some evening time. Also, Group Guitar classes in cante accompaniment now available for intermediate level guitarists. Tues. 8-9:30. $20 for single class, 4-pack for $70. You must interview by phone or in person, and reserve space in class.

Lessons are held at Flamenco Latino Studio, 244 W 54th Street, 4th fl. Call Basilio at 212-399-8519

Flamenco Guitar Group Classes - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through June 15, 2011 -

FLAMENCO GUITAR GROUP CLASSES on Wednesday nights at Flamenco Latino Studio with Basilio Georges. Level 2-Beginner (Spanish guitar facility and/or some flamenco background required. Audition may be necessary.), Wed. 7-8:30 pm -Technique, technique, technique -Basic compas patterns in various toques -Basic letra accompaniment, chords, in some toques -Learn to use falsetas you already have, and play them in rhythm. Level 1-Introductory/Basic Beginner (Some knowledge of chords very helpful), Wed. 8:30-10 pm. -Slow-paced class -Essential hand positions -Basic Technique -Basic Flamenco forms. Price $70 for 4-pack, $20 individually. Credits can also be applied to Mon. Cante class, 8:30-9:45 pm. Credit cards accepted. Email or call Basilio at 212-399-8519 to reserve.

Flamenco Singing Group Class - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through June 15, 2011 -

Flamenco Latino offers a group Cante Class with Alfonso Cid (mixed students). Work on forms such as tangos, sevillanas, fandangos, alegrias, bulerias. Will include review of both Manuel Gago material and Alfonso Cid material. Mondays, 8:30-9:45 pm, new 4-pack of classes for $70.00! (ONLY $17.50/class!) Call 212-399-8519 to reserve.


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