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September 25, 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.

On the Waterfront - Melting Pot Global Music Series - Water Taxi Beach - South Street Seaport
September 25, 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.

The Fab Faux - Radio City Music Hall
September 25, 2010 - Manhattan

Once again, the great Beatles tribute band, returns to NYC with a new show - The Fab Faux presents A Night In The Life: A John Lennon 70th Birthday Celebration with The Hogshead Horns, The Creme Tangerine Strings, and The Nutopia Choir. The evening will feature two sets of John Lennon's greatest music from The Beatles and his solo career.

Seaport Music Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
September 25, 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+.

Mitchell Farm Music Festival - Mitchell Farm
September 25, 2010 -

Aztec Two Step. Pousette-Dart Band. Jonathan Edwards. Each of them has played locally this summer, but we have them all in the same day! Where? Mitchell Farm Music Festival, the afternoon of September 25. $40 in advance, $50 at the gate. Join us for an afternoon of fantastic music on an idyllic horse farm. Proceeds from the music festival go directly to the care and feeding of the beautiful, deserving, retired horses. Mitchell Farm Equine Retirement, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Please go to www.mitchellfarm.org/events.

The Ultimate Doo-Wop Show 2010 - Beacon Theatre
September 25, 2010 -

The recent record-breaking PBS-TV music specials, "50 Years of Doo-Wop" were so well received that it created a new showcase and new audiences for veteran Doo-Wop artists, resulting in additional PBS-TV specials. The venerable TV news magazine, CBS Sunday Morning, recently aired a feature on the Doo-Wop shows at the Beacon to a national audience treating 50-something concertgoers to the songs they danced to at sock hops, while allowing younger audiences to discover that Doo-Wop is feel-good music no matter what your age. This music is like a first love that no one ever forgets.

Musical Performance: Malika Zarra-Jewel of Morocco - Alwan for the Arts
September 25, 2010 -

Moroccan singer/composer/producer, Malika Zarra is a multi-cultural shape-shifter, an enchantress who leaps effortlessly between seemingly unconnected languages and traditions, uniting them while utilizing each to further enrich the others. The exotically beautiful artist with the velvety, sinuous mezzo-soprano voice has demonstrated a rare ability to communicate both powerful and subtle ideas and feelings in Berber, Moroccan Arabic, French and English and is now a much-in-demand headliner at nightclubs and festivals the world over.

Live Jazz at Gallagher's Steak House - Gallagher's Steak House
September 25, 2010 -

Live jazz returns to New York City’s iconic Gallagher’s Steak House every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night beginning Thursday, September 23, and through the remainder of 2010. The Jazz ensembles are comprised of young musicians including 19-year-old Rhys Tivey. Gallagher’s has added a special jazz menu featuring light evening fare on those nights, which is available from 9 p.m. to midnight. There is a two-drink minimum required for those not dining. Reservations: 212-245-5336, mention JAZZ to be seated accordingly.

Basic NYC, helmed by New York DJs Sleepy & Boo - Water Taxi Beach - South Street Seaport
September 26, 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.

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.

Tinderbox Music Festival - Southpaw
September 26, 2010 - Brooklyn

Headliner: Bitch. Jenny Owen Youngs, Shilpa Ray and her Happy Hookers, and Kalae All Day among 15+ performers to be announced; Proceeds to Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls & Girls Write Now. Tinderbox Music Festival, which will be held on September 26, 2010, at Southpaw in Brooklyn, NY, aims to promote and coalesce the music of an eclectic group of approximately 20 female artists who span across the entire musical spectrum. Artists include Bitch, Jenny Owen Youngs, Shilpa Ray and her Happy Hookers, and Kalae All Day, all of whom have already confirmed their performances at the festival. Tinderbox fosters community by providing opportunities to perform, collaborate, and connect within the vibrant NYC music scene. By donating 100 % of net proceeds to organizations involved in helping the next generation of women musicians, Tinderbox strives to ensure that the fire it ignites will long outlive and outgrow the festival itself. Due to the positive feedback that Tinderbox has already accumulated, along with sponsorships from companies such as Venus Zine, BUST Magazine, and ASCAP, the festival is looking to take a showcase to the annual SXSW festival in Texas next March in hopes of garnering enough attention to create a buzz about the second Tinderbox Festival that will be held in 2011. Hearing that the music festival, Lilith Fair, was making a comeback in 2010, multi-talented singer/songwriter, Alyson Greenfield, decided to start “Dear Lilith Fair 2010,” a blog zealously dedicated to trying to get a spot on the tour. Being named one of The Deli Magazine’s “NYC Artists on the Rise,” receiving accolades from a myriad of publications such as PASTE Magazine, and having song placements on shows on FOX, Alyson is an esteemed artist in her own right. Though many people were supportive and receptive to the blog, her plea to get on the tour fell on the deaf ears of Lilith Fair and consequently, the fervent musician took the initiative to spearhead her own music festival. Being somewhat of a Renaissance woman, Alyson knew that her vision for the music festival could become reality with her uncanny and seemingly divine abilities to excel in many fields as well as prolifically generate grandeur out of nothingness. Her Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing; various magazine, screenplay, and acting credits; and credentials as a Board Member of the Chicago National Organization for Women, high school teacher, and tolerance educator, are all testament to her legitimate and natural ability to achieve virtually anything. With the additional experience she gained from helping to set up and book artists for two BUST Magazine sponsored showcases, Mundi Fest and Shimmer Fest, during the annual SXSW festival in Texas, along with her frequent encounters with success, Alyson had the confidence to fashion a thrilling new festival that would later be known as Tinderbox. TINDERBOX will be donating 100% of net proceeds to these NYC organizations: WILLIE MAE ROCK CAMP FOR GIRLS (http://www.williemaerockcamp.org/) Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls is a non-profit music and mentoring program that empowers girls and women through music education and activities that foster self-respect, leadership skills, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration.

GIRLS WRITE NOW (http://www.girlswritenow.org/gwn/)

Girls Write Now provides guidance, support, and opportunities for New York City’s underserved or at-risk high school girls, enabling them to develop their creative, independent voices, explore careers in professional writing, and learn how to make healthy choices in school, career, and life. Alyson Greenfield is an active member of this organization.

The Tinderbox team also includes:

Jennifer Newman:

Jennifer Newman is an entertainment attorney* (NY bar admission pending) in New York City as well as a singer, songwriter, and music producer.

Alicia Matusheski:

Alicia is the Manager of Business Affairs and Supervising Paralegal at Ritholz Levy Sanders Chidekel & Fields LLP, an entertainment law firm in New York City.

Presenting Sponsors are PAI Media, MusicDish/MI2N, BUST Magazine, and VENUS Zine

Official Website: http://tinderboxmusicfestival.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tinderbox-Music-Festival/132403896782345

Twitter: http://twitter.com/tinderboxfest

Ticket Info: $17 ADV/$20 DOS

Sheryl Crow - Radio City Music Hall
September 26, 2010 - Manhattan

Sheryl Crow will take the stage at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, September 26 with special guest Brandi Carlile. The tour will promote Sheryl's latest studio album 100 Miles from Memphis, scheduled for release this summer on July 20. Brandi Carlile recently headlined her own Give Up the Ghost Tour. She mixes a unique blend of rock and roll, country and alternative.

Jonathan Peters Classics - Roseland Ballroom
Through September 26, 2010 -

Pacha NYC, Rob Promotions & Lou B. Industries in association with Live Nation present ... JONATHAN PETERS CLASSICS @ ROSELAND BALLROOM! It's official, the party has outgrown the club. Pacha is proud to bring Jonathan Peters’ epic, huge, truly legendary Classics party to a fittingly tremendous venue: the Roseland Ballroom. A roller rink turned big band stage turned concert venue, the room has almost as much history as Peters and his fans. Come start a new tradition in a new space, all while never forgetting the old. For the Classics Sound Board, an Exclusive Live Classics Set, Tickets & more, check out the Site HERE! http://www.JPclassics.com | Have photos, videos, stories to share? Post them up on the Official JP Classics Facebook Fan Page! Tag you and your friends, and share some of your favorite Jonathan Peters memories. CLICK HERE! http://www.facebook.com/pages/JP-Classics | GET TICKETS HERE http://www.clubtickets.com/us/2010-09/25/jonathan-peters-classics-roseland

The NEW YORK VOICES Festival:Solo Sets 1 with Kim Nazarian and Darmon Meader - The Cooper Union - The Rose Auditorium
September 27, 2010 -

Cooper Square, once home to the legendary jazz club The 5 Spot, will swing and sway again this fall when Cooper Arts presents The NEW YORK VOICES Festival at The Cooper Union. As solo acts or a quartet, the Grammy winning artists of the New York Voices -- Darmon Meader, Peter Eldridge, Kim Nazarian and Lauren Kinhan -- excel in the art of singing, mastering the intricacies of jazz, Brazilian, R&B, classical and pop music.

Solo Sets 1 on Monday, September 27 at 8PM features Kim Nazarian and Darmon Meader in the distinctive Rose Auditorium at The Cooper Union, 41 Cooper Square. An intimate hall with a stage that enables artists to connect with the audience, the Rose Auditorium uses low premium Dolby Digital surround sound and high tech audio.

Long recognized in the industry for her incredible vocal range and precision, Kim Nazarian displays remarkable sensitivity and emotion in a Tour de Force performance on her new solo release – “Some Morning.”

Darmon Meader is a distinguished vocalist, arranger and saxophonist. In addition to his acclaimed work with the New York Voices, he has developed a strong solo voice over two decades in the jazz scene.

Solo Sets 2 on Monday, October 4 at 8PM features Lauren Kinhan and Peter Eldridge of The New York Voices in the Rose Auditorium.

On Monday, October 11 at 8PM, Cooper Arts will offer the full group in a concert that will showcase The New York Voices in the historic Great Hall at The Cooper Union Foundation Building at 7 East 7th Street (b/w 3rd and 4th Aves).

Visit www.myticketsny.com or call 800-746-3119 for tickets. Tickets will be available at the door for $30 on show days, starting at 5 PM.

SERIES PRICE (all 3 shows) $65 ($45 seniors & students with ID)

Lady Antebellum - Beacon Theatre
September 28, 2010 -

With three consecutive chart-topping singles ("I Run To You," "Need You Now" and "American Honey"), the trio has enjoyed a total of 8 weeks at No. one in just 8 months. "Need You Now" has been certified triple Platinum after spending 5 consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Songs chart and setting the record for 2009's longest run at No. 1. The smash hit has crossed over to pop radio stations nearing the summit of the Top 40 chart, landing at No. 1 in multiple formats including AC and Hot AC, topping multiple international charts, and claiming the No. 1 spot on iTunes' all-genre singles chart.

Andrea Brachfeld - Women's Jazz Collective Concert Series! - Zora Space
September 28, 2010 -

Andrea Brachfeld will be playing her flute at Zora Space in Brooklyn on Sept. 14th and 28. She will be joined by Lucy Blanco: Vocal, Chiemi Nakai: Piano, Kim Garey: Drum, and Kim Clarke: Bass. This not to miss event takes place in a Space that was designed with the artist in mind. It is a collective and intimate place where emerging and established artists across all disciplines are invited to showcase their work. Zora is committed to encourage and inspire creativity in all who step in.

Drake - Radio City Music Hall
Through September 29, 2010 - Manhattan

Drake will take the stage at Radio City Music Hall on Tuesday, September 28 and Wednesday, September 29 with special guest Clipse. Drake was recently nominated for two Grammy Awards - for Best Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Song for "Best I Ever Had." His nationally broadcasted performance of "Forever" alongside Lil Wayne and Eminem closed out the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. He also received the T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist nomination for Best Hip-Hop Newcomer of the Year at the American Music Awards as well as multiple MTV VMA, MTVU and BET Awards nominations and wins. He charted recent success with his first single "Best I Ever Had," which was #1 on Billboard Rap Charts and # 2 on Billboard Hot 100, accomplishments made without being signed to a label. After an intense bidding war, Drake signed to Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown Records.

Midtown Jazz at Midday - Saint Peter's Church
September 29, 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.

Lorraine Leckie's CD Release Show - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
September 29, 2010 -

Lorraine Leckie will be performing at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 on Wednesday, September 29th, at 8PM. This show will be her New York City CD Release show for her upcoming album, Martini Eyes, which will be released on September 28th. Whether giving concise instructions to the new man of the house on the subtleties on how to behave at a funeral for the old man of the house (“Don't Giggle at the Corpse”) or painting a divine yet eerie portrait of her so-called life in dramatic fashion (“Trouble”), Leckie takes on a folksy Dust Bowl groove that would frighten Edgar Allen Poe or perhaps Nick Cave. Still, she is ever more captivating—tangling the listener in all of her fables with an uncompromising allure that is consistent throughout. "Crazy girls are easy to love/By morning you've had enough…" croons Leckie in the provocative, cabaret-like “Red Light” which gushes with a patented waltz beat that is as seductive as its suggestive title. In “Listen To The Girl,” Leckie is back to her old ways, commanding the listener to follow her endearing advice. Her mournful melody oozes John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band and her weepy harmonica lines evoke sepia images of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan. "Find yourself, even if it hurts. Find yourself," she warns.

Leckie's songs are comprised of sardonic, erotic, cinematic, theatrical, and sultry elements. With her uber addictive melodies intertwined with rickety vocals and a gorgeously quirky tone, Leckie unleashes an aural burlesque with evocative lyrics that are the milieu to poignant tales that only she can tell. Through her songs, she tangles the listener in all of her fables with a consistent, uncompromising allure.

To learn more about Lorraine Leckie, visit: http://www.lorraineleckie.com/ http://www.myspace.com/lorraineleckie

Jazz at the Kitano - The Kitano New York
Through September 30, 2010 -

The Kitano New York offers some of New York City’s top jazz entertainers every Wednesday through Saturday in its Bar Lounge at 66 Park Avenue (at 38th Street) in Manhattan, featuring no cover charge for most performances. Throughout the month of September The Kitano New York Hotel will continue to showcase a wide selection of renowned acts. Jazz performances are held in the Bar Lounge, every Wednesday through Saturday with the first set from 8 p.m. until 9:15 p.m. and the second set from 10 p.m. until 11:15 p.m. Seating is available on a first-come first-served basis either at tables or at the bar. Cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres are served nightly in the Bar Lounge starting at 5 p.m. September 1 - Vanessa Trouble Quartet ( $15 Food & Beverage Minimum); September 2 - Ehud Asherie Quartet ($15 Food & Beverage Minimum); September 3 & 4 - Ray Bryant Solo Piano ($25 Cover + $15 Food & Beverage Minimum); September 8 - Ulysses Owens Quartet Featuring Mulgrew Miller and Ron Carter ($15 Food & Beverage Minimum); September 9 - Chihiro Yamanaka ($15 Food & Beverage Minimum); September 10 & 11 - Marc Copland/John Abercrombie ($25 Cover + $15 Food & Beverage Minimum); September 15 - Audrey Silver Quartet ($15 Food & Beverage Minimum); September 16 - Tomoko Miyata Trio Featuring Romero Lubamba ($15 Food & Beverage Minimum); September 17 & 18 - Stephanie Nakasian - With The Hod O'Brien Trio ($25 Cover + $15 Food & Beverage Minimum); September 22 - Madeline Eastman Quartet ($15 Food & Beverage Minimum); September 23 - Joris Roelofs Quartet ($15 Food & Beverage Minimum); September 24 & 25 - Mike Melvoin Trio Plus Special Guest Theresa Russell-Vocals ($25 Cover + $15 Food & Beverage Minimum); September 29 - Mayu Saeki Quartet ($15 Food & Beverage Minimum); September 30 - Francesca Han Trio Plus Special Guest Brian Hogans - Alto Sax ($15 Food & Beverage Minimum)

Musical Manners - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
September 30, 2010 -

Travel back in time and experience the 19th century through popular tunes of the day. Costumed in period attire, and in character, Linda Pratt (on piano) and Frank Hendricks (vocalist) will offer a humorous look at 19th-century life. In particular, they will discuss (and argue) the etiquette of parlor entertainment, women's fashions, and the proper instrument for young ladies. For details/tickets call 212-838-6878 or visit www.mvhm.org.

The Gaslight Anthem - Radio City Music Hall
September 30, 2010 - Manhattan

The Gaslight Anthem will take the stage at Radio City Music Hall on September 30 with special guests Rival Schools and Fake Problems. Gaslight Anthem will embark on a multi-city tour in support of their third and most recent album, American Slang, which was released on June 15, 2010. The members of Gaslight Anthem joined together in 2005 and hail from New Brunswick, New Jersey. The band includes Brian Fallow (lead vocals/guitar), Alex Rosamilia (guitar/backing vocals), Alex Levine (bass/backing vocals) and Benny Horowitz (drums/percussion/tambourine). More information about Gaslight Anthem can be found on their official website, gaslightanthem.com. Additionally, Gaslight Anthem recently made Rolling Stone's Top 40 issue, appeared on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon", and performed at Bonnaroo.

Khaled Live @ 169 Bar - 169 Bar
Through September 30, 2010 -

Khaled performs live @ 169 Bar

Live Jazz at Gallagher's Steak House - Gallagher's Steak House
September 30, 2010 -

Live jazz returns to New York City’s iconic Gallagher’s Steak House every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night beginning Thursday, September 23, and through the remainder of 2010. The Jazz ensembles are comprised of young musicians including 19-year-old Rhys Tivey. Gallagher’s has added a special jazz menu featuring light evening fare on those nights, which is available from 9 p.m. to midnight. There is a two-drink minimum required for those not dining. Reservations: 212-245-5336, mention JAZZ to be seated accordingly.

Celtic Thunder - Radio City Music Hall
October 01, 2010 - Manhattan

Bringing together their affinity for a great popular song with their outstanding live performances, Celtic Thunder pays homage to cherished musical entertainers of past and present on their new CD/DVD, It's Entertainment. This new musical review was filmed in front of a live audience in Toronto and spans six decades of musical styles of a diverse array of artists, with a set list to satisfy fans of all ages.

Lyfe Jennings - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 01, 2010 -

Not that he'd wish it on anyone, but it was during his ten-year sentence in prison that Lyfe Jennings developed his honest sound, thanks to isolation and Erykah Badu. His musical aspirations started in the church choir, prison made his music deeper. When a copy of Erykah Badu's Baduizm ended up in his cell in 1997, he was inspired to write. Two days after his Dec. 02 release from prison, he was recording a four-song demo CD. The day after that, he was performing live in a club. He only had a month of freedom before he was on-stage at the famous Apollo. Lyfe moved to NYC to pursue a label deal and signed with Columbia. He released Lyfe 268-192 (his inmate number), in Aug of 2004. The more hip-hop-oriented album "The Phoenix" arrived in 2006, with Three 6 Mafia and Young Buck making appearances. Lyfe Change, released two years later, featured as a verse from T.I. In 2010 Lyfe released "I Still Believe" to acclaim.

Live Jazz at Gallagher's Steak House - Gallagher's Steak House
October 01, 2010 -

Live jazz returns to New York City’s iconic Gallagher’s Steak House every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night beginning Thursday, September 23, and through the remainder of 2010. The Jazz ensembles are comprised of young musicians including 19-year-old Rhys Tivey. Gallagher’s has added a special jazz menu featuring light evening fare on those nights, which is available from 9 p.m. to midnight. There is a two-drink minimum required for those not dining. Reservations: 212-245-5336, mention JAZZ to be seated accordingly.

Gay Marshall Sings PIAF - Joe's Pub
October 01, 2010 -

Gay Marshall has been enchanting audiences with her extraordinary take on the late French icon: a celebration rather than an imitation, Gay presents Piaf as a versatile powerhouse of heartwarming and heartbreaking emotion, full of personality and humor.PIAF: Queen of Heart is based on Marshall’s CD, Gay Marshall Sings Piaf, La Vie l’Amour, which listed in BILLBOARD in January 2010 as a #12 Hot Shot Debut. Marshall's previous engagement of PIAF: Queen of Heart had audiences on their feet every night, and landed her on Time Out's 2009 10 Best music list. “It takes a brave singer to take on the Edith Piaf songbook,” wrote Adam Feldman of Time Out New York, “it takes a special one to pull it off so heart-piercingly.”

An Evening of Hindustani Classical Music - Alwan for the Arts
October 01, 2010 -

Pandit Samar Saha, tabla & Shrimati Madhumita Saha, vocals with guests Vibhav Garg, tabla and Andrew Shantz, harmonium. The Hindustani classical tradition stems from ancient Vedic (oldest form of Hinduism) roots in the Indus Valley and has been cultivated over the millennia by the many peoples that have passed through and remained in Northern India, and has been fundamentally influenced by Middle Eastern and Persian culture during the centuries of Islamic rule under the Delhi Sultanate and the Mughal Empire.

Tonight's concert features a wide spectrum of the classical and light classical styles that have developed throughout the history of this music including Khayal, Ghazal, Thumri, Bhajan and Dadra, and ending with Tabla Solo.

About the Artists

Long established as one of India’s preeminent tabla players Pandit Samar Saha continues to be an influential soloist, sought after accompanist, beloved guru and distinguished exponent of the Benares tradition of tabla. Trained first under his father Sri Sudhansu Bhusan Saha and brother Sri Tarak Saha, Mr. Saha began formal talim briefly under Sri Satchidananda Goswami before devoting himself to studies under Sri Krishna Kumar Ganguly (Natubabu) until his guruji’s passing. A dynamic and insightful soloist, Mr. Saha draws on a deep and diverse repertoire of compositions to fuel his improvisation. His performances are both unpredictable and uplifting. In 2005 Mr. Saha released Follower, an album of tabla solo on the Bihaan Music label. While he is highly valued by soloists for his subtle yet propulsive accompaniment, he is never at a loss for fireworks when the moment is right. The late music critic Prakash Wadhera of The Hindu wrote: “Effortless and unobtrusive, Samar seems to have attained the very perfection in the art of rhythmic accompaniment.” Mr. Saha has had the honor of accompanying the late Ud. Ali Akbar Khan Saheb and Ud. Bismillah Khan Saheb on several occasions. He also frequently accompanies Pdt. Hariprasad Chaurasia and is regularly found onstage or in the recording studio with the senior most artists of our time including Pdt. Ajoy Chakraborty, Ud. Rashid Khan, the late Pdt. Bhimsen Joshi, Pdts. Rajan and Sajan Misra, Bgm. Parveen Sultana, Ud. Amjad Ali Khan, Ud. Shujaat Khan and Smt. Girija Devi. He has toured extensively in North America and Europe both under his own name and as a faculty member of the ITC Sangeet Research Academy –where he has taught since its inception. He performed with Ud. Rais Khan at London’s Royal Albert Hall and was a part of the festivities held at Carnegie Hall in New York to celebrate the 50th anniversary of India’s Independence. A short list of other major cities where Mr. Saha has performed includes Chicago, Toronto, Dallas, Montreal and Detroit. In India he has been a fixture of the major festivals and concert halls for many years, including North India’s flagship classical festival Dover Lane -where he has been onstage every year since 1989- and the Indo-Occidental Symbiosis at Kolkata’s prestigious Kala Mandir. For further information, performance media and a partial discography, please visit: samarsaha.com Born in a music loving family of Kalyani, West Bengal, Smt. Madhumita Saha was exposed to music early in life. Initiated into Hindustani Classical music by Smt. Ira Roy, her latent talent was subsequently recognized by the faculty at the Sangeet Research Academy (SRA), in Kolkata where she matriculated in 1989 as a General Class student under the guidance of Pandit Arun Bhaduri. Madhumitaji’s voice and musical mind have always been versatile and dynamic. As a student she loved to gauge the heights and depths of a wide range of musical idioms - in keeping with the restlessness of her generation of musical colleagues. Enticed by the lilting beauty of Ghazal, Thumri and Dadra, she came under the tutelage of Smt. Shipra Bose at SRA. At the same time, the magnetic combination of literature and melody of Nazrulgeeti compelled her to learn this popular idiom of light classical music from her native Bengal region. Very soon she mastered the subtle nuance of this style under the tutelage of Shri Biman Mukherjee. Madhumitaji is presently a faculty member of Sangeet Piyasi – an organization founded by her husband Pandit Samar Saha- where she teaches both local and international students. An All India Radio artist, Madhumitaji has given classical as well as light classical recitals throughout Northern India. She regularly lends her voice to Bengali television productions as well, always to an enthusiastic response from viewers. Over the years, Madhumitaji has toured widely including appearances in North America. Her debut recording was Pratham Prem followed by Chena Achenar Majhe and an album of Bengali songs, Morning Dew, released in 2008.

Originally from Madhura, India in Uttar Pradesh, Vibhav Garg has been a student of Pt. Samar Saha for the past four years. He currently lives in Chicago.

Andrew Shantz is a pianist, vocalist and composer with a background in Jazz and an appetite for musical exploration. Since graduating from William Paterson University in 2003 with a B.M. in Jazz Studies he has continued to develop his musical skill and vocabulary and in 2008 began studies of Hindustani classical music in Kolkata with Pt. Samar Saha and Smt. Madhumita Saha. Following this first trip Andrew debuted his group Colors of Tarab at Alwan for the Arts in a concert featuring traditional pieces and original compositions combining elements of Indian and Arabic music and Jazz improvisation. He is currently preparing to record and album of original music for release in 2011.

Gospel Lunch Cruise Series - Spirit Cruises
October 02, 2010 -

These 2-hour lunch cruises feature a live gospel performance by a contemporary choir. Enjoy a bountiful lunch buffet and good fellowship while sailing around lower Manhattan. From $44.90 per person.

On the Waterfront - Melting Pot Global Music Series - Water Taxi Beach - South Street Seaport
October 02, 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
October 02, 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+.

8th Annual New York Burlesque Festival - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 02, 2010 -

The Annual New York Burlesque Festival, now teasing its way into its 8th year is the largest burlesque event in the world, and has attracted sold-out crowds since it's premiere in 2002. Festival producers, Thirsty Girl & Pontani Sisters Productions will once again, serve up 4 nights of glitter and glamour in Gotham, with over 120 eye-popping performances from the worlds' leading burlesque and variety entertainers at four of NYC's hottest nightclubs. In addition to tassels and tail feathers, this year's festival offers live music, international DJ's, variety and circus performers, boylesque, and a burlesque boutique where you can try on custom corsets, peruse pasties, hair ornaments, vintage dresses, lingerie and even get a pin-up make over from Tease Salon. The popularity of burlesque continues to grow around the world! It's influences can be seen in everything from television, music and even film. This fall will see the release of the major motion picture, "BURLESQUE", starring Christina Aguilera and Cher! Put on your top hat & tails, Saturday, October 2nd for the Saturday Spectacular at BB Kings on 42nd Street. This magical night is hosted by the king of comedy Murray Hill and highlights over 30 international burlesque beauties that promise to deliver a wallop of sensational performances. This star-studded line up includes Angie Pontani (NYC)), Kitten DeVille (LA), Dirty Martini (NYC), Adora Derrieere, (Western Australia), Cherry Typhoon (Japan), Ophelia Flame (Minneapolis), Lux La Croix (LA), Julie Atlas Muz, (NYC), Gravity Plays Favorites (St. Louis), Trixie Little & The Evil Hate Monkey (Baltimore) and live music by Brian Newman & Fisherman Xylophonic Orchestra and much, much more! This is truly a luscious and sumptuous night not to be missed. Plus NYC's own DJ Fresh Prince of Darkness. Then, shake your own tail feather at the Official After Party, right next door at Lucille's with Bill Coleman, 11:30-2am.!

Live Jazz at Gallagher's Steak House - Gallagher's Steak House
October 02, 2010 -

Live jazz returns to New York City’s iconic Gallagher’s Steak House every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night beginning Thursday, September 23, and through the remainder of 2010. The Jazz ensembles are comprised of young musicians including 19-year-old Rhys Tivey. Gallagher’s has added a special jazz menu featuring light evening fare on those nights, which is available from 9 p.m. to midnight. There is a two-drink minimum required for those not dining. Reservations: 212-245-5336, mention JAZZ to be seated accordingly.

Ensemble du Monde Opens 2010/11 Season with 'Night Prayers' - Merkin Concert Hall, Kaufmann Center for the Arts
October 02, 2010 -

Ensemble du Monde, led by Marlon Daniel, celebrates the opening of its 2010/11 season in Merkin Concert Hall. This first concert of the year, entitled “Night Prayers”, features clarinet virtuoso Julian Milkis as soloist and renowned musicologist and author Solomon Volkov as guest host. The program will feature Schoeck’s Sommernacht, Op. 58, Mendelssohn’s Andante for Clarinet & Orchestra, Mozart’s Concerto for Clarinet in A Major, K. 622, & the American Premiere of composer Giya Kancheli’s sublime new work Night Prayers for Clarinet, Strings, & Tape. Purchase tickets by visiting the Kaufman Center for the Arts Box office (129 West 67th Street), or calling 212. 501. 3330, or ordering online at www.kaufman-center.org.

Avant-Garde-Arama! Our Hit Parade - Performance Space 122
Through October 02, 2010 -

Avant-Garde-Arama! Our Hit Parade. WORLD PREMIERE Mini-Festival: Theatre/Dance/Music/Art | Upstairs. Friday & Saturday at 8PM. $20, $15 (Students/Seniors), $11 w/PS Passport. Party after the show both nights. Hosts and guest curators: Bridget Everett & Kenny Mellman; AGA coordinator: Salley May. Fasten your seatbelts for PS122’s 2-night interdisciplinary festival -- a nightly bento box of performance shorts that “always ends up exploding into an all-out party.” (Flavorpill) With Reggie Watts, Erin Markey, and more.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1: •MCs: Bridget Everett & Kenny Mellman •Performance Shorts by: Erin Markey, Jenn Harris, Julie Atlas Muz , Meow Meow •BAND: Corn Mo

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2: •MCs: Bridget Everett & Kenny Mellman •Performance Shorts by: Reggie Watts, Erin Markey, Amber Martin, Adrienne Truscott •Band: TBA

Performance Space 122 150 First Avenue New York, NY 10009

For more information: http://www.ps122.org/performances/aga_fall_2010.html

Delusion - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through October 03, 2010 -

A pioneering storyteller whose ever-intriguing convergence of technology, violin, visuals, and voice creates spellbinding tales, Laurie Anderson (The End of the Moon, 2005 Spring Season; Songs and Stories from Moby Dick, 1999 Next Wave) opens the Next Wave Festival with Delusion. A phantasmagoric world made up of short mystery plays, her latest work is activated by brooding, deeply affecting music redolent of Tibetan temple horns and Arabic strings, performed by Anderson on electronically enhanced violin with supporting virtuoso musicians. A Homeric epic about longing, identity, and memory, Delusion invokes both humor and terror, conjuring up elves, mysteries, ghost ships, and dead relatives to spin poetic stories and imagery into gold.

MAC Award-Winning Vocal Group MARQUEE FIVE Returns with '8-Track Throwback'! - Don't Tell Mama
Through October 16, 2010 -

MAC Award-Winning Vocal Group MARQUEE FIVE Returns with "8-Track Throwback"! Following a MAC Award-winning run of their debut act, “We Can Make It: The Songs Of Kander & Ebb”, Marquee Five brings a brand new show to the Don’t Tell Mama stage for five performances!

“8-Track Throwback” pays tribute to the singer/songwriters of the 60’s and 70’s with all new arrangements by Adam West Hemming. Featuring your favorites from Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Leonard Cohen and more, “8-Track Throwback” is a re-imagined and joyous celebration of the music that takes you back.

Directed by: Joseph Ward

Musical Direction: Adam West Hemming

Piano: Mark Janas Bass: Matt Scharfglass Guitarists: John Benthal (9/16 & 10/16) and Tony Romano (9/23, 9/25 & 10/2).

Produced by: Fr. Jeffrey Hamblin

Thursday September 16th, @ 8:30pm Thursday September 23rd @ 8:30pm Saturday September 25th @ 4:30pm Saturday October 2nd @ 6pm Saturday October 16th @ 6pm $20 cover ($15 MAC and all Actor’s Union members), 2-drink minimum, CASH ONLY Approximate running time: 60 mins

Don't Tell Mama 343 W. 46th Street (between 8th/9th Ave, near the 42nd St and 50th St ACE Subway stations) Call for reservations: (212) 757-0788

About Marquee Five Marquee Five’s debut show, “We Can Make It: The Songs of Kander & Ebb,” garnered them a 2010 MAC Award for best Vocal Duo/Group. Tight harmonies, clever arrangements, and an actor’s sensibility characterize this collaboration of singers Mick Bleyer, Adam West Hemming, Vanessa Parvin, Sierra Rein, and Julie Reyburn. In the vein of The Manhattan Transfer, Marquee Five brings a spunky, intelligent flair to New York’s cabaret world with exciting five-part arrangements running the gamut of the Broadway canon and beyond.

More info/downloads: www.MarqueeFive.com www.facebook.com/MarqueeFive Download our Press Release: http://ow.ly/2onZW

Visual Arts and Jazzfest 2010 - Dorsey's Art Gallery, Blue Gem/Dr. English Building (Paul Robeson Theater Annex), Con Edison Gallery Lobby, Citibank Financial Center @ 144th St., Harlem Branch Library
Through October 21, 2010 -

A two and a half month long exhibition dedicated to jazz music, presented in over five venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn (Dorsey's Art Gallery, Blue Gem/Dr. English Building (The Paul Robeson Annex), Citibank Financial Center @ 144th St, Con Edison Lobby Gallery, Harlem Branch Library), including gallery talks, music/live art performances, panel discussions, an art/mural workshop at the Harlem Branch Library, gallery receptions, and an online art auction to benefit the Harlem Relay for Life Cancer Walk (Creating a Cure Team). Gwendolyn Black, Founder/Producer. Sponsored by K&R Realty Management, Go No Fee and supported by Citibank Financial Center @ 144th St. and the New York Public Library.

Live Jazz at Gallagher's Steak House - Gallagher's Steak House
Through December 23, 2010 -

Live jazz returns to New York City’s iconic Gallagher’s Steak House every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night beginning Thursday, September 23, and through the remainder of 2010. The Jazz ensembles are comprised of young musicians including 19-year-old Rhys Tivey. Gallagher’s has added a special jazz menu featuring light evening fare on those nights, which is available from 9 p.m. to midnight. There is a two-drink minimum required for those not dining. Reservations: 212-245-5336, mention JAZZ to be seated accordingly.

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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