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Things to do this week in NYC Oct 2-Oct 9: Music

October 2, 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.

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

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:

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.

That 70's Band - Disco Party - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 03, 2010 -

That 70's Band offer colorful, energetic and powerful sets of groovin' 70s dance music that includes everything from Earth, Wind and Fire to Kool & the Gang, Donna Summer to CHIC, KC & the Sunshine Band to the Spinners, Sylvester to Barry White and much much more! That 70's Band plays non-stop Hit after Hit and has their audience singing and grooving all night long! With a very talented and personable vocal front line, tight rhythm section and slammin horns, That 70's Band keeps the audience always wanting more.

Polesque - Galapagos Art Space
October 03, 2010 -

POLESQUE is an evening of burlesque performances peppering a spicy pole dance competition. An “expert” panel of guest judges chooses finalists to battle on the pole and the audience crowns one to be the October 2010 POLESQUE champion.

Indigenous - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 04, 2010 -

Mato Nanji, the longtime leader of the South Dakota-based Indigenous, is a Native American artist who was born to play the blues. He pares his musical approach right down to the bone on The Acoustic Sessions (Vanguard, June 8), the seventh full-length album under the Indigenous nameplate, in a series of strikingly intimate and immediate performances of songs handpicked from the band's first decade of existence. These captivating performances transcend genre, locating the heartfelt, powerfully understated expression at the core of Mato's writing.

The NEW YORK VOICES Festival: Solo Sets 2 with Lauren Kinhan and Peter Eldridge - The Cooper Union - The Rose Auditorium
October 04, 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 2 on Monday, October 4 at 8PM features Lauren Kinhan and Peter Eldridge 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. Lauren Kinhan ventures out with her latest release, “Avalon,” full of stunning originals merging jazz sensibilities with the singer/songwriter narrative. Lauren pushes the envelope to include jazz, folk, Brazilian, and blues to help interpret her music. Peter Eldridge is a singer/songwriter known for catchy, beautiful tunes with insightful lyrics that are both personal and universal. He pursues an eclectic mix of activities, including performing, composing, arranging, recording as well as teaching. 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 or call 800-746-3119 for tickets. Tickets will be available at the door for $30 on show days, starting at 5 PM. $25 per show ($18 seniors & students with ID)

SEASON OPENING NIGHT: Liang Wang - Principal Oboe, NY Philharmonic - Kosciuszko Foundation
October 05, 2010 -

Liang Wang - Principal Oboe, NY Philharmonic, Keun-A Lee - Piano. CARL NIELSEN - Fantasistykke (Fantasy Piece in G minor), FS 3h; To Fantasistykker (Two Fantasy Pieces), Op. 2 FS 8. ROBERT SCHUMANN - Adagio and Allegro for Oboe and Piano Op. 70. CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS - Sonate for Oboe and Piano in D Major, Op. 166. ROBERT SCHUMANN - Three Romances for Oboe and Piano, Op. 94. PAUL HINDEMITH - Sonate for Oboe and Piano in G Major. JAN KALIVODA - Morceau de Salon for Oboe and Piano, Op. 228. Concert to be followed by reception including a meet and greet with the artists.

Roger Waters: The Wall Live - Madison Square Garden
Through October 06, 2010 -

Roger Waters, chief lyricist for Pink Floyd, brings his 2010 tour of The Wall Live to Madison Square Garden in NYC. Roger Waters, co-founder and principal songwriter of the archetypal progressive band Pink Floyd, is commemorating the 30th anniversary of the original release of The Wall with a monumental tour featuring a full band and a newly-mounted state-of-the-art production of his epochal masterpiece of alienation and transformation performed in its entirety.

Andrea Brachfeld and Phoenix Rising at The Zinc Bar - Zinc Bar
October 06, 2010 -

Join Andrea and Phoenix Rising at the NYC Jazz Meetup on Oct. 6th. Flutist Andrea Brachfeld, a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, has recorded dozens of CDs. She received the Chico O'Farrill Lifetime Achievement Award and was the first female flutist to play Charanga in the United States. Study with Hubert Laws, Jimmy Heath, and Mike Longo helped her develop her own style. She currently leads Phoenix Rising and has five CD's out as a leader. Andrea Brachfeld- Flute Bob Quaranta- Piano Andy Eulau- Bass Kim Plainfield- Drums

The Hold Steady - Beacon Theatre
October 07, 2010 -

The Hold Steady will take the stage at the Beacon Theatre for the first time on October 7. The Brooklyn-based indie rock band often described as a "riff-heavy mixture of classic rock" will tour in support of their fifth studio album, Heaven Is Whenever, in stores now.

So You Think You Can Dance - Radio City Music Hall
October 07, 2010 - Manhattan

The cast of the popular show So You Think You Can Dance is coming to Radio City Music Hall on October 7. Come cheer on your favorite dancers live as they dance the night away. This show will be featuring the following finalists from the hit television show: ADECHIKE, ASHLEY, BILLY, JOSE, KENT, LAUREN, ROBERT, as well as the All-Stars: ADE, ALLISON, COURTNEY, DOMINIC, KATHRYN and last season's winner RUSSELL.*

Gil Scott-Heron - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 07, 2010 -

Poet, musician, activist, author, bluesologist. These are all terms that have been used to describe the great Gil Scott-Heron, who more humbly refers to himself simply as a "piano player from Tennessee". Most famous for his era-defining 1970's poem, "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," Gil Scott-Heron's politically charged material made him a stalwart figure in the 1970's civil rights movement. His lyrical content covered topics like the superficiality of television and mass consumerism, the hypocrisy of some would-be Black revolutionaries, white middle-class ignorance of the difficulties faced by inner-city residents, and fear of homosexuals.

Live Jazz at Gallagher's Steak House - Gallagher's Steak House
October 07, 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.

Autumn Leaves in Stone Gardens: A Musical Journey - The Korea Society
October 07, 2010 -

Autumn’s arrival, the splendor of leaves awash in color, and Resting Stones, Standing Stones on exhibit at The Korea Society Gallery inspire this evening of contemplative strings and flute. Kayag?m master Park Sang-Won joins Chung Chang-Young on haeg?m and flautist Park Jung-Bae on tanso to perform several works. Master Park opens with Youngsan Hoesang, a Buddhist vocal piece that developed into a purely instrumental work in the early Chos?n period. Kayag?m Sanjo, an improvisational solo piece, offers a contemplative take on Korea’s most beloved folk song, Arirang.

Dip Theory - Rockwood Music Hall
October 07, 2010 -

A futuristic trio for the present. Joey Johnson - Saxophone/electronics; Noah Wheeler - bass/keyboards; Danny Sher - Drums.

Hugh Sheridan in NEWLEY DISCOVERED - Snapple Theatre
October 07, 2010 -

Hugh Sheridan, one of Australia's most charismatic performers and star of PACKED TO THE RAFTERS makes his American debut, paying homage to the show biz legend Anthony Newley for ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY. The show is to benefit Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS. $50 donation includes wine and cheese reception after performance. 8pm.

moe. - Beacon Theatre
October 08, 2010 -

moe. is the preeminent progressive rock band on the music scene today. In a remarkable career that's touched upon three decades and produced 17 albums, the quintet of Al Schnier and Chuck Gar vey on guitars and vocals, Rob Derhak on bass and vocals, Jim Loughlin on percussion and vibes, and Vinnie Amico on drums, continues to push the standard for performance art. This year marks the twentieth anniversary of moe.'s frontline of Rob Derhak, Chuck Garvey, and Al Schnier, who continue to perform together with the addition of Vinnie Amico and Jim Loughlin. Even with their twentieth anniversary in sight, there is little inclination towards nostalgic reflection or self-congratulation within the walls of moe. In honor of their anniversary, the band has compiled Smash Hits Vol. 1, a sort of Young Person's Guide to moe, featuring band and fan favorites - some recast in new recordings which showcase the band's ongoing evolution.

Gorillaz - Madison Square Garden
October 08, 2010 -

Gorillaz will take the stage at Madison Square Garden on Friday, October 8. Gorillaz is the most successful virtual band ever, fronted by four talented people: pretty-but-vacant singer 2D, satanic bassist Murdoc Niccals, Japanese guitar prodigy Noodle and amiable man-mountain drummer Russel Hobbs. The band's third studio album, Plastic Beach, was released last March and debuted at number 2 on the Billboard 200 in the United States.

The Subdudes - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 08, 2010 -

In 1987, four musicians got together for what they envisioned would be a one-time performance at Tipitina's in New Orleans. It was a night of mostly acoustic music � sparse instrumentation with a strong emphasis on songwriting and vocal harmonies. The show far exceeded expectations, and on that March night the subdudes were born. Nearly 10 years later, after five well-received albums and several years of hard touring, the Subdudes called it quits. Spinoff projects ensued, as did the occasional reunion show. Finally, in February of 2002, three of the four original band members decided to get back together. They recruited additional longtime friends to fill out the sound and called themselves the Dudes, but the music was still unmistakably the subdudes. Today, they are once again the subdudes. And there's still nobody in the world that sounds like them. So, welcome back the subdudes: Tommy Malone, John Magnie, Steve Amede, Tim Cook and Jimmy Messa.

Musical Performance: Alsarah and the Nubatones (Debut) and the Sounds of Taraab - Alwan for the Arts
October 08, 2010 -

Inspired by the pentatonic scale and western soul music, and struck by a collective love for Nubian music, Alsarah and the Nubatones revisit Nubian songs of return, as well as popular songs from northern Sudan and southern Egypt, from the 1970s until today. While linguistically there has been a rapid arabization of that region, its retention of its musical culture has been steadfast. ??The Sounds of Taraab endeavor to familiarize audiences with the exciting and profound music amd dance from Africa's Eastern coast. A little over 100 years ago, the Sultan of Zanzibar sent his court musicians abroad to study...They returned, and taraab ws born. This genre, found in the towns of coastal Eastern Africa, is a hybrid of Arabic, Indian, and African styles, with the poignant songs of love and longing sung in the melodious language of Kiswahili. Zanzibar style taraab is basically Egyptian song and modal practice, and the predilection for Arabic instruments. Mombasa style known for its highly syncopated rythmn, with accordion, oud and violin backed up by guitar and modern drum kit. The songs of Dar Es Salaam that may be right out of an Indian movie, and tablas are the popular form of percussion there in that cosmopolitan city. In addition, you may hear varied instruments from anywhere, such as Japanese biwa or Latin American bongos, demonstrating the ecclectic nature of this music.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - Radio City Music Hall
Through October 09, 2010 - Manhattan

Beneath an immense 60-foot screen, Howard Shore's Grammy- and Academy Award-winning score performed live by over 300 musicians to Peter Jackson's epic.

Eddie Levert Band - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 09, 2010 -

Eddie Levert is a founding member of the pioneering 1970s Soul/R&B group and 2005 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, The O'Jays. The O'Jays formed in 1958 out of Canton, Ohio. The group, which jumpstarted their career with the 1963 chart-topping smash hit "Lonely Drifter," made their debut into the music business with the group project "Coming Through". Over the course of several decades, The O'Jays have celebrated R&B success with 6 top ten singles and a multitude of enduring and soulful gems. Eddie's vocals have earned The O'Jays many top-selling hits such as "Backstabbers", "I Love Music", "Family Reunion", "Stairway to Heaven", "For the Love of Money" and the #1 single "Love Train". In 2009, Eddie Levert and The O'Jays were honored with a BET Lifetime Achievement Award. Today, almost 50 years later, Eddie continues to perform with The O'Jays entertaining enthusiastic audiences around the world. Eddie is also pursuing solo projects including the show he titled "Timeless Voices" which is a collaboration of fellow vocalists whom Eddie feels made significant impact on R&B and Popular Music as well as having the experience and talent to pay tribute to some of the great singers and songs of the past. Other Eddie Levert releases include Carlito's Way, Patti Labelle's Live! One Night Only, LeVert's Bloodline, Down in the Delta and Have a Merry Chess Christmas. And in 2003, Eddie starred in the movie The Fighting Temptations and performed the hit song "He Still Loves Me".

Live Jazz at Gallagher's Steak House - Gallagher's Steak House
October 09, 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.

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: Download our Press Release:

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 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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