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Things to do this weekend in NYC Mar 30-Apr 6

March 30, 2017 - by CG Directory Editor
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The Fall weekends are always filled with activities for New Yorkers on staycations and those visiting New York City on vacations. From music outdoors to fine art exhibits at museums, from children's activities to lectures, New York abounds with things to do! Check out what's going on in NYC this weekend, and take your pick from all of the fantastic options.

Ann Wilson of Heart - The Space at Westbury
March 30, 2017 - Westbury

"The stage is a magical place where I can be beautifully in and out of control, where I can build a fire and then jump into it," says the esteemed and pioneering Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend who's known for her force-of-nature vocals. "The stage is where I have always lived; where I've expressed my deepest emotions and supreme joys." ANN continues: "I suppose I am addicted to it. I've never been much good at talking, but I can sing, and when I sing I connect with people in a much deeper, higher way." What will fans experience at these shows? "People can expect the unexpected in 2017," ANN says. "A beautiful, classy set with an elegant, artistic production…The music will be a mix of songs that have powered my life; iconic soul stirring covers, songs from my years of solo work and the unforgettable songs of Heart." Musicians on board for the ANN WILSON OF HEART tour include Craig Bartock on guitar (Heart member for a dozen years, who also performed in the Ann Wilson Thing for two years) from San Francisco; Andy Stoller on bass (the Ann Wilson Thing member for two years) from Seattle; Denny Fongheiser on drums and percussion (Heart member in the 1990's for two years) from Los Angeles. The name for the upcoming tour, explains ANN, "is to give people a point of recognition; to help people understand who I am and where I came from." The ANN WILSON OF HEART dates follow the release of HEART's critically acclaimed 2016 BEAUTIFUL BROKEN album and summer headlining tour with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Cheap Trick, along with HEART solo shows before and after. "Heart is always evolving, changing," says ANN. "It is a living organism. Right now it's in a cocoon of metamorphosis, and we will see what emerges when the time is right."

RIVERSIDE JAZZ NIGHT AT CITY VINEYARD: Bill Ware Performing VIBES w/ Fima Ephron on Bass - City Winery
Through March 30, 2017 - New York

RIVERSIDE JAZZ NIGHT: Bill Ware Performing VIBES w/ Fima Ephron on Bass 2/9 There is no cover charge. The performance is funded by audience gratuity and we gently suggest a $10 donation per person for the artists. We can't wait to have you join us! Jazz legend Bill Ware performs VIBES as part of the Riverside Jazz Night series every Thursday night this winter at City Vineyard (233 West St). He will play against the gorgeous background of the Hudson River and the downtown NYC skyline at both 7pm & 9pm. Shows are free with a suggested $10 donation to the artist - limited space available. Full menu and bar available all night w/ happy hour 4-6pm! Reserve now BILL WARE is an innovator on the vibraphone, performing, composing and arranging for a wide variety of jazz and classical ensembles as well as for film and multi-media projects. Born William A. Ware III in East Orange, NJ, on January 28, 1959, Ware trained at the Harlem Jazzmobile Workshop before he formed his first Latin jazz ensemble, AM Sleep. Since then, Ware has performed, recorded and toured internationally on vibraphone with hundreds of artists. Early in his career he became a charter member of the internationally renowned group The Jazz Passengers. Mr. Ware was at the heart of the New York City "acid jazz" scene with Groove Collective. He toured as percussionist with Steely Dan in the 1993 - 1995 Alive in America concert tour, also appearing on the live album for that tour. In the 1990s, Ware formed the Club Bird All-Stars, with whom he toured Japan and recorded his debut as a leader, "Long and Skinny." Ware formed his signature trio, Vibes out of the Jazz Passengers rhythm section. Ware followed it in 1999 with Keeping Up With the Jones'; which introduced his Y2K Jazz Quartet. Vibes has produced five albums, with a six recording from 2016 that has yet to be released. Ware also has been leader of several quartet and quintet ensembles throughout the past twenty years. He has performed as sideman with countless jazz artists, and is currently a member of the Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet, and The Puppeteers. Mr. Ware endorses Malletech Instruments and Zoom electronic effects. Ware's film scores include collaborations with co-composer Roy Nathanson ("Martin and Orloff", "Raising Victor Vargas", "Undefeated", Hal Willner's "Harold Arlen Tribute", "Excess Baggage", and the Jazz Passenger's live performance to the cult classic film, "The Creature From the Black Lagoon") Ware has also composed several orchestral works, including three Symphonies; a Concerto for Piano and Orchestra; and a Double Concerto for Vibraphone and Piano and Orchestra. In 2004 Ware won a competition for a reading session by the Minnesota Orchestras' Composer Institute, featuring the second movement "Das Juengste Kind" of his third Symphony "Symphonie der Familien."

Rodney Crowell (album release) - City Winery
March 30, 2017 - New York

Rodney Crowell Great songwriters are said to reveal themselves through their work; their candor and transparency of soul is the key to the listener's empathic heart and the culture's admiration. But the lions of country songwriting, idolized and covered in magazines as they are, can sometimes feel like statues carved in marble, not fleshy, visceral human beings who've been scared, scarred and small just like us. And that's why Rodney Crowell, who completed an astonishing personal pilgrimage from great American songwriter to laudable author with his 2011 memoir "Chinaberry Sidewalks," stands apart. We meet in those pages someone we thought we knew: the wiry and slender guitarist in Emmylou Harris's first Hot Band, the young prote?ge? of Guy Clark and Mickey Newbury, the icy cool country star and Grammy winner of the 1980s, the longtime professional partner and husband of Rosanne Cash, the Cherry Bombs bandmate of Vince Gill and Tony Brown, the comeback kid of the 2000s whose incisive, quasi-autobiographical album cycle secured him a Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting from the Americana Music Association. But in "Chinaberry Sidewalks," his acclaimed book, we get a portrait of the artist as young man and boy, a story that's more than incidental to the artist he'd become. We recognize the wrinkles and complexities and wounds that would make his lyrics so relatable and shaded. We discover why Crowell has said that in the genetic mingling of his articulate, word-loving mother and his country musician father, he believes he was born to write songs. Crowell's work and career sets a benchmark for commercial success and lifelong artistic ambition and integrity in country music. His compositions, including "Til I Gain Control Again," "I Ain't Livin' Long Like This," "Song For The Life" and "Ashes By Now" have been widely and successfully covered by legendary singers. But he led the way as a recording artist, achieving a dazzling run of radio hits in the 1980s, followed by a series of more personal albums in the 2000s that secured his place as much more than a chart topper. He's had songs as an artist or writer in the top ten in every decade since the 1970s, including latter-day landmarks "Please Remember Me" and "Making Memories of Us." He's a Grammy Award winner, a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the recipient of the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting from the Americana Music Association. Crowell writes a number of songs in his early 20s that will become his classics, thanks in large part to the perceptive respect and engagement of Emmylou Harris. The new country star records "Til I Gain Control Again," which leads to their meeting. After he plays rhythm guitar with her in Austin one night, she invites him to move to California in 1975 to join her Hot Band, beginning a lifelong relationship that's proven one of the most fruitful and enriching in Americana music. Harris becomes but one of many artists who record Crowell songs. Even before launching as a recording artist himself, his songwriting is widely acknowledged. Things move faster. He launches the band The Cherry Bombs with friends Vince Gill and Tony Brown, both of whom are destined for stardom in various sides of the music business. Crowell is signed to Warner Bros. Records and releases his solo debut album Ain't Living Long Like This. A year later, in 1979, he marries musical collaborator Rosanne Cash and they begin a family. The records he produces with his wife prove more successful commercially than his own, yet Crowell is undaunted, proud of his role as her producer and as a songwriter of expanding scope, including a breakthrough pop/rock hit in Bob Seger's version of "Shame On The Moon." Crowell releases But What Will The Neighbors Think and a self-titled album, whose singles just scratch the Top 30. He leaves Warner Bros. and five years pass before he finds a new chance as a featured recording artist. Columbia Records releases Street Language, co-produced with Memphis keyboard legend Booker T. Jones, and though it consolidates his cult following, it languishes commercially. That he's well into his 50s before granting himself credit as a fully realized singer speaks to the humility and the flavor of ambition that's fueled Crowell's career. As the 2000s progress, accumulated recognition of Rodney Crowell bring forth a series of accolades. But the work continues. He makes the album Kin as a writing collaboration with Mary Karr, on which a range of remarkable artists and friends take vocal turns, including Norah Jones, Vince Gill and Lucinda Williams. The collaborative ethic continues as he makes Old Yellow Moon, a long-awaited duet album with his old muse and friend Emmylou Harris. It is recognized as the Americana Music Association Album of the Year and their duo, elevated by an extensive and well-received tour, is also an AMA winner. With a new album titled Tarpaper Sky coming in the Spring of 2014, Rodney Crowell is in full voice and fully engaged in his musical present and future.

Aldous Harding - Rough Trade NYC
March 30, 2017 - Brooklyn

Aldous Harding's music is not for the faint of heart. Disarming in its desolate imagery and stark instrumentation, it deals with the raw materials of life: death, birth, grief and love. There are few happy endings, but the power is in how Harding enters into battle; with a dancer's grace and a boxer's stance. Sometimes reminiscent of 60s-era folk singers Vashti Bunyan and Linda Perhacs, Harding's work lies in more harsh terrain than her forebears - piercing the long history of the genre with a grit and sincerity rarely encountered. Somewhat out of step with the 21st Century, Aldous' music is accompanied by wry wit and tenacious gall that will see her become a true stayer in the music world. Residing in New Zealand's Southern port town of Lyttelton, Aldous has received attention and accolades from some of the most illustrious corners of the music industry. Her self- titled debut album received 4 stars in MOJO and Uncut, while UK blog The 405 hailed her a "toweringly talented song writer".

Lambchop - The Bowery Ballroom
March 30, 2017 - NYC

Lambchop It's been nearly two decades since Lambchop released its first album, at the time pronouncing itself "Nashville's most fucked-up country band." Provocative it may have been, but the description made sense: at the heart of all that ruckus was a band at once defying and embracing the musical legacy of its hometown. Since then, Lambchop has evolved into an accomplished ensemble, adding palpable depth and substance to singer-songwriter-guitarist Kurt Wagner's songs – and the band sounds as commanding as ever on its 11th album, Mr. M, a collection of meditations on love and loss and the detritus of everyday existence. Sloppy Heads Hear the band that put Brooklyn on the map – the NY Times says, "They may make the greatest rock of all." THE SLOPPY HEADS! Thrill to the electrifying guitar wizardry of Jimmy Jumpjump! Gasp at the audacity of the legendary Ariella Stok aka Starmaiden to whom shame is but a word in the dictionary! Grope to the exotic jungle rhythms of Bill the Drummer! In one of their sought after East Coast appearances since the release of their first album, Useless Smile on Shrimper Records. Bop on down to see them perform live in concert, where anything can happen and usually does. Fun for kids from 2 to 82.

Jasper String Quartet - David Rubenstein Atrium
March 30, 2017 - Lincoln Center

Winners of the prestigious CMA Cleveland Quartet Award, this intrepid young ensemble mixes classic works by Beethoven and Dvo?ák with Brooklyn composer Missy Mazzoli's haunting Death Valley Junction. Beethoven: String Quartet in A major, Op. 18, No. 5 Missy Mazzoli: Death Valley Junction Dvo?ák: String Quartet No. 12 in F major ("American")

Trio M: Myra Melford, Mark Dresser, and Matt Wilson - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
March 30, 2017 - New York

With pianist Myra Melford, bassist Mark Dresser, and drummer Matt Wilson.

Mark McQueen - Rockwood Music Hall
March 30, 2017 - East Village

The Haveners - Rockwood Music Hall
March 30, 2017 - East Village

A South Bronx-based musical collaborative dedicated to playing the music that needs to be played and keeping the funk, soul, and R&B alive. Est. 2015. Alexa Marino - Vocals Shanelle "Genius" Jenkins - Vocals & Trumpet John Marino - Drums Brett "Junior" Parker - Keys Ari Goldstein - Bass Guitar Cue Gerhard - Guitar

Keith Ward - Rockwood Music Hall
March 30, 2017 - East Village

2015 was a marquee year for NY based Singer/Songwriter Keith Ward. In January he signed an exclusive publishing deal with Fieldhouse/BMG, released a new EP and booked shows at some of the most sought out venues in NYC including Rockwood Music Hall. A fixture in the NYC Singer Songwriter scene for the last 10 years Keith has had the privilege to collaborate and share the stage with a variety of New York musicians including: Jared Schonig (Drums), Doron Lev (Drums), Ian Stewart (Bass), Geoff Burke (Sax) and Alex Nackman (Guitar). For his latest release on Apple Music he collaborated with Producer/Songwriter Alex Nackman on "The Best Year" The EP features Keith on piano/vocals and Alex Nackman on guitars/drums/bass. It was produced by Alex Nackman at Vinegar Hill Sound in Brooklyn, NY. It is available on Apple Music, The iTunes Music Store, and Spotify. The music video for "The Best Year" was created using crowd sourced video clips that includes people enjoying their version of the best year from people around the world.

Butch & the Elevaters - Rockwood Music Hall
March 30, 2017 - East Village

Butch Phelps--Songwriter, singer, guitarist, collaborator, teacher and student. Butch began playing guitar and writing songs at an early age. Having lived in most regions of the USA at one time or another, his deep appreciation for writers and performers reached new heights while living in Portland, Oregon. Upon arriving in NYC he became immersed in the legendary musicians of the East Village. Proudly shared the stage with Eric "Roscoe" Ambel, Brian Stoltz, Chip Robinson, Keith Christopher, and too many to poweful influences to continue...Still soaking up influences everywhere he can, Butch currently resides in Hell's Kitchen, NYC Kevin Batchelor--Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Kevin met his destiny at age 13. Already and avid music lover, he stumbled upon the Miles Davis record, Milestones. He later attended the Berklee College of Music, and his determined efforts have led to a fruitful career. He has toured the globe with bands such as Steel Pulse and The Skatalites, and has credits with Keith Richards, Queen Latifah, Jimmy Cliff, Shaggy,...He appeared in the film Keith Richards--Crosseyed Heart, and several television shows including The David Letterman Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Arsenio Hall Show and more. Fima Ephron--Born in London, England and moved to New York at age three. Attended NYC's famed music and art high school, began playing professionally at age 13. Has gone on to perform and record with a cross section of some of the greatest talent in the music industry: Walter Becker, Gil Scott Heron, Natalie Merchant, Meshell N'Degeocello, Groove Collective, Hasidic New Wave, John Zorn to name a few. Luba Dvorak--Songwriter, guitarist, producer, Luba has played music all around the world touring with bands. He runs Starr Street Studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Steve Williams--Drummer, composer and producer, Steve has toured or recorded with the following artists: Jazz Hip Hop Grammy award winning group, The Digable Planets, Sade, Ivan Neville, Keith Richards, David Byrne, Rich Robinson(Black Crows)

John Baab Trio - Rockwood Music Hall
March 30, 2017 - East Village

The John Baab Trio is a Brooklyn-based collective of souls. A melting pot of blues, jazz, funk, and hip-hop, JB3! will help you hang up your hang-ups, put on your groovin' shoes, and shake yo' thang.

The Textiles - Rockwood Music Hall
March 30, 2017 - East Village

Alex MacKinnon - Rockwood Music Hall
March 30, 2017 - East Village

Alex MacKinnon's journey began in Piermont, NY, just a short drive from the musical Mecca that is New York City. Raised on the Beatles, Little Richard, and Jimi Hendrix, he went on to fall in love with Jazz, tracing the fusion sounds of Mahavishnu Orchestra back to Louis Armstrong. At Age 16 he was endured the life changing experience of being terribly burned in a campfire, and narrowly escaped with his life. He was able to eventually pick up the pieces and attended Purchase College as a jazz performance major where he was able to develop as a drummer and musician, and most importantly forge great friendships and musical connections that would push and inspire him. Currently residing in Brooklyn, he has come back to his roots in rhythm and blues, rock, funk, and has focused on songwriting and beginning the journey to become a vocalist. Jan 2016 marked his first release as a leader with The Whistleblowers' Ep- "Imaginary LInes," a project centered around social justice. He is currently writing and recording a serious of projects that are increasingly melding his various influences in a more organic way.

Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers - Rockwood Music Hall
March 30, 2017 - East Village

"I'm just trying to tell some stories as honestly as I can," Amy Helm says of ?Didn't It Rain, ?her first solo album and her eOne Music debut. Although the personally charged, organically soulful ?Didn't It Rain ?is her first release under her own name, Amy Helm has been making music for most of her life. She's already won widespread praise as a singer, songwriter and live performer, first as a member of the celebrated alt­country collective Ollabelle and subsequently for her extensive work with her father, musical icon Levon Helm, who passed away in 2012. Blessed with a commanding, deeply expressive voice and an uncanny songwriting skill that instinctively draws upon a deep well of American musical traditions, Amy Helm delivers a timelessly powerful statement with Didn't It Rain. The spellbinding dozen­song set is rooted in first­person experience, exploring universal themes of life, love and loss on such musically and emotionally resonant originals as the smoldering soul ballad "Rescue Me," the hushed, lilting "Deep Water," the meditative "Roll Away" and the stark, haunting "Wild Girl." Complementing Helm's originals are her personalized takes on the Sam Cooke classic "Good News" and the traditional title track, which she delivers with the heartfelt gospel urgency that's always been an element of her vocal persona. Accompanying Helm on ?Didn't It Rain? is an impressive roster of players and singers that demonstrates the esteem in which the artist is held by her peers. Helm's former Ollabelle bandmate Byron Isaacs, who produced the album, co­wrote the majority of the songs with Helm, and is featured as one­third of Helm's current live trio the Handsome Strangers, playing bass alongside guitarist Daniel Littleton and drummer David Berger. Also contributing their talents are Little Feat keyboardist Bill Payne; guitarists Larry Campbell, Chris Masterson and Jim Weider; keyboardists Marco Benevento, John Medeski and Brian Mitchell; and guest backup vocalists Carolyn Leonhart, Elizabeth Mitchell, Allison Moorer, Catherine Russell and Teresa Williams. Didn't It Rain ?also marked the final recording sessions of Levon Helm, who acted as the project's executive producer as well as adding his unmistakable drumming on three tracks; Levon's distinctive count­off can be heard kicking off Amy's rousing take on Martha Scanlan's "Spend Our Last Dime." Helm had originally planned to release her solo debut a bit sooner, but chose to substantially rework the album that she initially recorded, recutting more than half of the songs with the road­tested Handsome Strangers. "That was kind of a reckless move financially, and it's resulted in the album coming out two years later than I originally thought it would, but it was the right thing to do," she acknowledges. "When I started the record, I'd never done a gig under my own name, and I was still getting comfortable with the idea of being a solo artist. I thought I'd finished the record, but then I started going out on the road, and the stuff that we were doing live was so much stronger thanwhat I had recorded, and I started feeling more confidence and focus. So we went back in the studio, with no money and no budget, and found a way to do it and get it right." Many of ?Didn't It Rain?'s songs are the product of an extended period during which the artist endured a series of personal trials and life changes, including the April 2012 passing of her father and chief musical mentor. "The past few years have been profoundly transformative for me, so I wanted to tell some of those stories as honestly as I could," she asserts. "I thought about the people I had lost, and things that had fallen apart and things that were coming together, and that influenced the way I sang these songs." Amy Helm began connecting with audiences early in life, playing her first gig in her early teens in a Manhattan bar and drifting informally through a series of combos before her father recruited her to join his live band. She also absorbed musical and personal inspiration from her mother, noted singer/songwriter Libby Titus; and her stepfather, Steely Dan co­mastermind Donald Fagen, who offered Amy additional opportunities to find herself as a performer. "I always did gigs through high school and college," she explains, "but my fears and insecurities kept me from committing to it. That's when my dad became a huge influence; he scooped me up when I was in my mid ­20s and put me in this blues band. I was very, very green, but I got my road­dog status with him. It was like walking through fire every time I got on stage, but it forced me to decide if I wanted to do this. And I decided that I absolutely wanted to do it." Amy's vocal and songwriting talents soon found a home in the New York­ based Ollabelle, whose three acclaimed albums and countless live gigs saw her evolve into a confident, charismatic performer. She also resumed her musical collaboration with her father, singing and playing in his band, playing on and co­producing his Grammy­ winning 2007 comeback album Dirt Farmer?, and helping to organize the now­legendary Midnight Ramble concerts at Levon's home studio in Woodstock, NY. "He was the best teacher, in so many ways," Amy says of her father. "He wasn't interested in overthinking anything; all he cared about was playing music. He saw himself as a working musician, and it was serious business and it had to be right. Playing side by side with him in the Ramble band for ten years, and building those shows with him, really changed the way I approached things, and his humility influenced and shaped me as a musician, as it did everyone who played with him." With ?Didn't It Rain? reintroducing her to the world as a solo artist, Helm says that her immediate plan is "to just get out and play as many gigs as possible. I think that the job of a musician is to try and shake people out of their own heads for an hour or two, and bring some joy into the world. So I want to get out there and do the job the best I can."

Ben Thornewill (First Improvisations March Residency) - Rockwood Music Hall
March 30, 2017 - East Village

Ben Thornewil is a pianist, composer and songwriter. Ben Thornewill grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and began studying classical piano at the age of six and writing music at age twelve. He received a B.A. in Music from The George Washington University with an emphasis in classical composition and jazz performance. It was always his dream to find ways to combine his love for classical music with pop music and while at college he formed the piano pop trio Jukebox The Ghost. Since their inception, Jukebox The Ghost has released four studio albums and one live album as well as performing over a thousand shows including music festivals like Bonaroo and Lollapalooza as well as Conan O'Brien and David Letterman's late night TV shows. His latest project is an album comprised of a collection of classical piano improvisations recorded over the course of two nights at Studio G in Brooklyn. Often frustrated by the lack of improvisation in classical music culture, Thornewill wanted to find a way to use his love of improvisation and classical music to make a record that was also listenable and entertaining. The result is part film score, part whimsy, part Frederic Chopin and part Erik Satie. All the songs are structurally unedited and completely unpremeditated. (With the one notable exception of "Stranger Things" which was improvised while watching part of an episode with the sound off in an attempt to re-score it).

SkyDaddy - Rockwood Music Hall
March 30, 2017 - East Village

"SkyDaddy is a modern fusion of funk and jazz who are up-and-coming in the Northeast festival scene. Their jams sound a bit like the Grateful Dead but with different vocals and added saxophone. Comparatively, their lyrics and vocals can be compared to Twiddle. Catching these guys at a speakeasy in NYC would be quite the treat before they start popping up on outdoor festivals in Summer 2017." --MusicFestNews.com ? "Jazzy jam/funk from NYC..." -- NYSMusic.com ? SkyDaddy -- a funky, soulful jam band based in NYC and its tri-state area -- is dedicated to bringing meaningful sing-along jams to audiences in the northeast and beyond. The roots of the band formed in 2004 at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, where songwriters Tom Clancey and Dave Heinz met over an impromptu jam session of "Rapper's Delight." Tom and Dave worked together on various projects over the next decade -- eventually evolving into SkyDaddy with the addition of Joe North (sax, EWI) and Pat Agresta (drums). The band released its debut EP (SkyDaddy) in April 2015.

South American Jazz Collective - Rockwood Music Hall
March 30, 2017 - East Village

Troy - Rockwood Music Hall
March 30, 2017 - East Village

From the smooth stylings of Sam Cooke to the lyrical beauty of Curtis Mayfield, soul music is rich in tradition, highlighted by an authenticity that few artists possess today. Troy, on the other hand, is an exception. ? Part crooner, part troubadour and all storyteller, Troy is pure, unequivocal soul, evoking memories with each note he sings. With unbridled emotional power, Troy has an inherent ability to reveal his pain and draw you into his music. This inimitable talent is brightly evident on his critically acclaimed debut EP, When the Lights Came, which features the haunting, introspective single, "Rosary." Though raised in a musical household, Troy considered other avenues, even accepting an academic scholarship to college. However, after tragically losing his father, Troy yearned for a fresh start and transferred to Boston College, where he was overheard singing at work by local musicians. He joined them for jam sessions and honed his craft, using music as a way to grieve. In the summer of 2013, Troy relocated to New York to advance his career in music, eventually joining forces with accomplished producer Dante Lattanzi of Caelum Music Production. Together, Troy and Dante have continually produced work that has been impressing industry leaders and garnering leagues of enthusiastic new fans. Troy's Pledge Music Campaign, which was set up to raise funding for his debut EP, proved a remarkable success. As a result, Troy was named "Artist of the Month" by The Deli New England. Troy has since been heralded by Jamsphere Magazine and featured on Spotify's Songpicker Best Songs of 2014 and 2015 playlist. His track "Song Man" was selected for Spotify's "Evening Chill" playlist, and has racked up over 950,000 plays, leading to all of his songs being played well over 3.5 million times. Additionally, Troy was invited to open for Doug Wimbish and Will Cahoun of Living Colour at The School of Rock in Rockville Centre. The news came when New York Times bestselling author, Jessica Park, asked Troy to write an original song for her latest book, Restless Waters - the sequel to Left Drowning (Skyscape, 2013). Honored by Jessica's request, Troy dove deep into the story and wrote his latest single, "Coward." Authentic, soulful and beautiful, Troy stands out amongst the masses as a much needed reminder that music comes from passion and sincerity.

Violynn & M2DuO - Rockwood Music Hall
March 30, 2017 - East Village

Violinist/composer Lynn Bechtold has appeared in recital throughout the U.S., Canada, France, Holland, Japan, and Switzerland. An advocate of new music, she has worked with composers such as Derek Bermel, Carter Burwell, Gloria Coates, George Crumb, John Harbison, and Morton Subotnick, and has premiered works on the Tribeca New Music Festival and the Princeton Composers' Series. In 2001, she gave the premiere of Violynn, a work for violin and electronics written for her by Alvin Lucier. All About Jazz noted her for her "virtuosity and technical expertise," San Diego Story called her "unapologetically dominating," and Strings Magazine labeled her "impressive" and "close to the edge." She performs in groups including Zentripetal, Miolina, Quartet Metadata, the SEM Ensemble, CompCord Ensemble, jazz nonet Nine Live, and disco band Escort. Other programs have been with Absolute Ensemble, Alison Cook Beatty Dance, Bleecker StQ, DJ Spooky, East Village Opera Company, Emily Johnson/ Catalyst Dance, Eternal Tango Orchestra, Glass Farm Ensemble, Lumina String Quartet, N/S Consonance, NY Symphonic Ensemble, Parsons Dance, Paul Taylor Dance Company, 10 Hairy Legs, Vermont Symphony, VisionIntoArt, VOX Opera Readings, and Pablo Ziegler. She has also performed with entertainers such as Boyz II Men, Willie Colon, Sheryl Crow, Dead Can Dance, Darcy James Argue's Secret Society Band, Roberta Flack, Left Banke, Smokey Robinson, J-Pop band SMAP, Donna Summer, and Stevie Wonder. In a work by artist Derrick Adams, she was part of Performa '13, the annual performance art biennial. Busy as a concert producer as well, she co-directs Ladies First, a concert series highlighting female diversity in music and other fields. An active performer, she has played at diverse venues such as the Blue Note, Bowery Ballroom, Carnegie Hall, Citi Field, the Frick Museum, the Harvard Club, Joe's Pub, Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, Merkin Hall, MoMA, National Sawdust, nublu, le Poisson Rouge, Radio City Music Hall, the Smithsonian, and St. John the Divine. Radio/TV broadcasts include CBC, NHK, WKCR, WNYC, CBS Morning Show, Good Day NY, 30 Rock, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Lynn received her Masters Degree from Mannes–The New School for Music, where she was a student of noted violinist Felix Galimir. Prior to that, she received a double-degree in Violin and English from New England Conservatory of Music and Tufts University. While at NEC, she worked with visiting composers John Cage, Gyorgi Ligeti, and Toru Takemitsu, among others. She has participated in festivals including Kneisel Hall, Meadowmount, Musicorda, Pacific Music Festival, Scotia Festival, and both Spoleto Festivals, as well as masterclasses with Pierre Amoyal, Lydian String Quartet, Orion String Quartet, Quatuor Diotima, and Frances-Marie Uitti. She composes electroacoustic works, and writes news articles about food/music/life, when time allows. Her compositions have been performed on various series and festivals, including Circuit Bridges, Composers Concordance, Composers Voice, Music With a View, NWEAMO, and Soft Series, and at venues such as the Austrian Cultural Forum NYC, Bohemian National Hall, and the National Opera Center. As a composer, she has collaborated with artist Cecilia Mandrile, and with chef Kurt Gutenbrunner. Lynn is on the faculties of the Dwight School, Greenwich House Music School and the Town School in NYC, and serves as a violin coach for the Norwalk Youth Symphony in CT. She is the recipient of grants from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York Women Composers, and the Leopold Schepp Foundation. ?

Mark Erelli - Rockwood Music Hall
March 30, 2017 - East Village

Even today, it's possible to write songs honestly and intelligently, arrange them with a sensitive ear and sing in a way that brings their stories to life. We know this, in part, because that's what Mark Erelli does. In his quiet way, the Boston-based singer/songwriter has gathered and grown a following that values these qualities. Which is why it's seemed too long to too many since Erelli's last album of original material. The long wait is over with the release of For A Song, a bouquet of new songs that reflect where this artist has arrived, personally and professionally. From introspective ballads to celebrations of love's allure, these 12 songs stand-alone as eloquent statements and together as a meditation on life in all its dimensions. Given the care that Erelli brings to his craft, the long wait for this album is understandable. "I needed to take a break after the record I put out in 2010," he explains, referencing Little Vigils. "My second son had just been born. My work as a producer and sideman was taking off at the same time. I realized I couldn't keep up the same pace on all fronts. Something had to give or I wouldn't get to see my kids grow up. So I let myself go wherever the musical energy was." As a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist, that meant accepting offers to accompany other artists on tour. "I was touring arenas with Lori McKenna, opening for Faith Hill and Tim McGraw," he says. "We played at the Grand Ole Opry and on Good Morning America. I played at the Royal Albert Hall with Josh Ritter and began working with Paula Cole, a Grammy winner." Inevitably, these experiences led Erelli to ponder several questions. "I kept asking myself, 'What am I doing here? What's the end goal? Why would I put myself and the people I love through all this? It always came back to one phrase: for a song. That's been the answer to almost every question I've asked myself for quite some time." That also became the inspiration for Erelli's next recording. Having earned a masters degree in evolutionary biology, he explains the theme that came to mind in somewhat analytical terms: "One of the very few things I remember from high school geometry is the concept of the asymptotic curve. That's the term describing the graph of a line, which approaches an axis, getting closer and closer, but even if extended out to infinity it never touches. "That's kind of like what these songs are," he continues. "That's what I'm doing with my life. I'll never touch that axis, the center of the mystery about myself, about the world. I'm just trying to take it as far as I can and get as close as I can get, knowing I'll never really know it all." Some of the elusiveness at the core of this mystery stems from the twin sides of Erelli's nature. Raised in Reading, Massachusetts, the son of teachers, he grew up fascinated by both science and music. Each affected his appreciation of the other. "They require the same skills," he notes. "In science, to run experiments you need creativity, hard work, luck, observation and persistence. That's also what you need to sit down with a guitar and a notebook and write a song. " Erelli's work to date has led to a number of varied and critically-acclaimed releases, beginning with a self-titled debut in 1999. He recorded an ambitious four-day session in a Civil War-era memorial hall in 2002, which was filmed for a documentary that later aired on PBS. He delved into traditional country music and western swing on Hillbilly Pilgrim in 2004, leaned in a somewhat more political direction with Hope & Other Casualties in 2006 and focused on gently romantic songs and lullabies with Innocent When You Dream in 2007. Yet as he drew nearer to For A Song, Erelli sensed that this would be an especially challenging project. "I worked harder on these songs than I had on any previous batch of material," he says. "I kept going back over them, revising and rewriting. When I made Milltowns, my tribute to Bill Morrissey in 2014, it was actually kind of about taking a break from that process. When I came back to my own material with a fresh ear, I drew on what I'd learned from studying Morrissey's simple and concise style. I took whole verses out of my songs — verses that I loved — and lo and behold, the songs improved. The message was distilled and amplified." This explains the stark beauty of For A Song. Not a note is wasted; sonic pictures speak compellingly with minimal gestures. The first track, "Oklahoma," opens with a spare acoustic guitar; by the time an organ eases in on the bridge, Erelli has cast a spell haunted by new moons, howling winds and a "preacher droning on the radio" — disquieting portents, perhaps, for "a Yankee boy" stranded on an endless plain. From there, the title track takes us to a more intimate place, a clutter of "yellowed books with dog-eared pages, wildflowers pressed between … little souvenirs to remind you of me." Yet here too his search persists: "I catch a glimpse of something shining somewhere in the great unknown." And the journey continues, bookmarked by similarly vivid images: an amiable anachronism in high-tech times ("Analog Hero"), a humble janitor connected to God by a circle of circumstance ("Look Up"), and a meditation on mortality born one moonless night while driving across a bridge crossing a turbulent river — "Roll on, river, restless for the sea / Take this valley and wash it clean / Who can say where a soul will find peace? / Who will keep the river from the sea?" ("French King"). "I look at all of these songs as love songs," Erelli says. "But each one also hints at some sort of question, some nearly existential cry of the soul. Several songs reference a solitary figure, probably me, just howling out there in the darkness. 'Is this connecting with anyone?' Does anybody hear this? Does anybody feel the same way? Am I all alone in this?" This extraordinary artist, this traveler down the heart's hidden paths, already knows the answer. "I may be singing from a highly personal perspective, but I think we've all felt the same way at times. Everyone wakes up in the middle of the night, wondering." And, with For A Song, listening. No answers, just questions — and music that makes even wondering worthwhile.

Patrick Mangan - Rockwood Music Hall
March 30, 2017 - East Village

"Departures is a recording that has been thousands of miles in the making. As a touring musician, I have been fortunate enough to visit some of the farthest and most beautiful reaches of the earth. In a state of perpetual motion, I have departed from many places, but they have never departed from me. The sights, sounds, smiles, tastes, customs, cultures, and energies of these places have fundamentally shaped who I am, as a person and as a musician. The compositions on this recording are reflective of my background rooted in the Irish tradition, and my musical outlook on the world. I hope you enjoy the journey." – Patrick Mangan, 2015

Tony Danza : Standards & Stories . - Feinstein's/54 Below
March 31, 2017 - New York

Tony Danza: Standards & Stories is a cabaret act combining timeless music with wit, storytelling, and the undeniable charm that has made Danza a beloved star of stage and screen around the world. Accompanied by a four-piece band, Danza will perform a selection of his favorite standards from the Great American Songbook, as well as numbers from his recent star turn in the critically-acclaimed Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas, while interweaving stories about his life and personal connection to the music. Tony debuted Standards & Stories last year to a sold out audience in New York City, with The New York Times calling him "a live wire who tap-dances, plays the ukulele, tells stories and radiates irresistible charm."

Tift Merritt (Album Release) - City Winery
March 31, 2017 - New York

Tift Merritt As 2015 began, I had somehow been on the road for the fastest, longest two years of my life. I had kicked the tires hard touring in support of my album Traveling Alone. I had recorded and toured with classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein. My friend Andrew Bird asked me to be in his old time band the Hands of Glory, so I pretended I was a member of the Carter family on guitar, and I watched him like a hawk to make sure he felt fully free; singing harmony with Andrew is not unlike flying. Suddenly, I was turning 40, getting divorced, and scared out of my mind. So I decided to take a year off the road to see what would happen to me if I just stopped touring… On a friend's ranch in Marfa, Texas, in the middle of the high plains without a car headlight in sight, I did just that, and when I did, I started to do what I always do: the humble work of marking life by writing. On the ranch, I wrote about the long straight roads in west Texas: the ones that make sense, that make you feel like what is behind you is indeed behind you and that good things are up ahead. 'Wait For Me' is a wish that life would run like that. Watching the ranch hands keep their daily routine, I wrote about keeping my own head down, pressing on, and the way that love persists and pushes forward no matter what happens, 'Love Soldiers On.' I watched birds learning to fly and bathe in the driveway dust at dusk in the front yard and wrote 'Icarus' about what they taught me. In my California cabin, I wrote every morning and hiked every afternoon, up the mountains to the East and along the rocky coast, farther than I had ever hiked, one exhausted foot after the other. 'Heartache is an Uphill Climb' began in the red mud on one particularly impossible incline. Once, having hiked farther than I realized, dark fell on me. The white lilies in a meadow began to glow like evening dresses as the moon rose in the changing light. 'Proclamation Bones' is a tribute to that unexpected beauty, to nature's secret nightlife. On return to NYC with Raymond Carver's All of Us: The Collected Poems in hand, his poem 'My Boat' leapt up like lightning; it wanted to be sung. In a hungover moment of joy coming out of a subway, 'Something Came Over Me' seeded itself. And the heavy sadness of memory washing over me as I looked out at the East River became 'Eastern Light'. Look, everyone knows that album bios are usually full of crap. How about this: This album weathered no doubt, Marlon Brando's ghost played bass and a fire-breathing dragon co-wrote the songs! Let's be clear about something – What made my time off special was that I had a regular writing routine. I was private. I followed my heart and my craft. The story of being a writer is the story of being devoted over a long time. What I hate most about bios is that they trade the small virtue of the writing life for pretending that artists and albums spring forth fully formed, trimming the tale to fit the spotlight. I'm more comfortable being real about things. I took my life and synthesized it through my writing with an intensity that no one but the birds saw but that hopefully you can feel. And life continued. Let the real story here be that there is love and beauty in the mess of dedication. And life did continue. In Fall, my friend MC Taylor asked me to be a part of his new Hiss Golden Messenger album. About the same time, to my delight and surprise, I realized my boyfriend and I were expecting a child. I performed with HGM just as I began to show; MC and his band talked on and on about how North Carolina was a place you could actually raise a child AND be a musician. My roots and my friends pulled. In an airport, I bumped into my friend Sam Beam. He said I could send him my songs, and when I did and he said, "I can tell you've been working hard on your writing," I was filled with the gratefulness which comes from being heard. I couldn't believe he wanted in on the record making party, along with my favorite musicians, for four days because that was what I could afford. One long night before leaving for the studio, I stared at the ceiling of my NYC apartment. The leaves, the streetlights, and the sirens drew a shadow vine. I cried for dreams that were gone, and I gathered myself for those to come. I recorded in Los Angeles six months pregnant and then set off for home to figure out what a onesie was. I showed up back in my hometown knocked about a little by the world thinking maybe my life was a country song, but maybe it was a really good country song. What strikes me most when I am writing these days is the changing nature of things. Sometimes sex matters deeply, sometimes family eclipses all; sometimes aloneness is hell, sometimes it is a refuge. Sometimes hometowns are constricting; sometimes they are a sight for sore eyes. We do our damnedest. For all the times we are watered down and compromise, we can become rigid and impossible just as easily. We right ourselves as best we can and carry on. It is a loose thread that holds us best together in this life. Not too tight, not too planned, enough give to stand what tangles us but ties us nonetheless. Ties us to each other in some unseen pattern, to our actions, to the songs that come out of us, to the seasons that pass through us. We press on, love persists, and we must trust the unknowable pattern we are making. My little daughter is sleeping beside me now, and what I hope for her is what I will tell you now. May these threads be joyful; not heavy chains, but light like wings, like starlight, like laughter. Empty your pockets of stones, that light-hearted you may go (for you must go), with the stitch of the world, into the stitch of the world.

T Sisters - Knitting Factory Brooklyn
March 31, 2017 - Brooklyn

A portion of every ticket sold is donated to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, a charity that provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. For more info go to www.sweetrelief.org.

'We Like It Like That': The Story of Latin Boogaloo - Museum of the City of New York
March 31, 2017 - East Harlem

Free Event! Presented in collaboration with El Museo Del Barrio and inspired by our upcoming exhibition Rhythm & Power: Salsa in New York (opens summer 2017), join us for a screening of the acclaimed documentary We Like It Like That followed by a conversation and audience Q & A with three of the legendary musicians featured in the film: Bobby Sanabria, Johnny Colón, and Joe Bataan.

Masterworks Series - Bargemusic
March 31, 2017 - Brooklyn

Brahms Waltzes, Op. 39 Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90 Ran Dank, piano Soyeon Kate Lee, piano

Jon Freeman - Rockwood Music Hall
March 31, 2017 - East Village

Jean Lee - Rockwood Music Hall
March 31, 2017 - East Village

Brian Merrill - Rockwood Music Hall
March 31, 2017 - East Village

McClain Sullivan - Rockwood Music Hall
March 31, 2017 - East Village

Born in Seattle, Washington, McClain Sullivan has an unwavering passion for making music. Playing guitar and writing her own songs since the age of twelve, McClain attended the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, while developing her singular style. " I could sing before I could talk," she says. After moves to Vermont, New york, North Carolina, and Texas, she realized that New York was truly home, and moved back, settling in to make and play music in Brooklyn. Line Up Magazine calls McClain 'a bona fide super talent, about the shake the musical community to the bone.' She has been featured in Rolling Stone Italia, Nu Soul Magazine, and Crankbox. A touring musician for 15 years, McClain has opened for The Roots, Talib Kweli, and Souls of Mischief, and played the Savannah Jazz Festival, Fillmore Jazz Festival, House of Blues and the Hammerstein Ballroom, among others. McClain's versatile talent and singular voice shines in any genre; from hip-hop and funk, to classic jazz, to confessional acoustic indie. She strives for honesty and genuine insight in her lyrics, with a broad spectrum of influences like Ani Difranco, Erykah Badu, and Sarah Vaughan. Her songs address the gamut of human emotion, dismantling past relationships with savage precision, incisive humor and uncontainable soul.

Jules & the Jinks - Rockwood Music Hall
March 31, 2017 - East Village

Jules and The Jinks is the brain child of first-generation native New Yorkers Julissa Lopez and Erik Rosenberg. Despite their different backgrounds (Dominican from The Bronx and Jewish from The Upper West Side) the two were united by their love of Otis Redding, Etta James, and Led Zeppelin. Though they flirt with various genres from Blues, to Funk, to Afro-Pop and Jazz, the music of Jules and The Jinks is best described as Soul. Jules and Erik use the characters, story lines, and melodies of their songs to evoke familiar yet powerful emotions. Jules and The Jinks released their self-titled debut EP on November 7th. AFROPUNK has described the record as "effortlessly chill" and declared the EP's lead single, No Compromise, "a song that deserves to be blaring from car speakers while driving through borough blocks." Band Members Julissa Lopez- Vocals Erik Rosenberg- Guitar Will Lannon- Drums Sami Buccella- Bass Patrick Petzel- Piano

Buttherchild - Rockwood Music Hall
March 31, 2017 - East Village

Candice Reyes Quintet - Rockwood Music Hall
March 31, 2017 - East Village

Over the course of her career, Candice Reyes born and raised in El Paso, Tx has gained a reputation for being an active latina jazz vocalist and composer in the south west. Her innovative production is emulated over the course of her career and first album with Shade Records ~Crossing Over released in 2014, which collaborates with the group (Abel Mireles on Tenor Sax, Eric Unsworth on Bass, Mack Goldsbury on soprano sax, Ricky Malichi on drums, Arath Corral on Guitar, Kelly Durbin on piano and Shaun Mahoney on guitar) Candice Reyes, brings a youthful and refreshing sound to jazz. ? Candice's outbreak in the south west scene at the age of thirteen, emerged quickly. Once she began performing with professional musicians, Reyes rapidly earned a reputation as a talented and dynamic jazz vocalist. Reyes continued to perform professionally at local jazz festivals, concerts and events. In her recent album Crossing Over her tone and vibrant vocals express a young and lively storyteller. Aside from leading her own band, the young vocalist collaborated with various artists and projects. She has sung with local groups in the southwest: Place Space Project, Fuego Latino, Azucar, Pete Escobedo, Riboflavin, Billy Townes, EP Jazz Quartet, Team Havana, Border Jazz Orchestra, Lab Band (UTEP Big Band), El Paso Symphony and the Boardwalk Jazz Band and many more. ? Candice Reyes studied at the University of Texas at El Paso, with her bachelors in Commercial Music, Vocal Performance. Born into a musical family, the vibrant vocalist has evolved at a fast pace.The young singer not only expresses herself through her luscious voice, she interprets her natural character through song. Candice continued her musical talent all through grade school. The young singer participated in the Youth Jazz Ensemble and had the opportunity to share the stage with special guest professional saxophonist Dave Pietro . ? In 2003 Candice Reyes entered a local competition "El Paso Idol" where she was announced the winner and represented El Paso with her powerful voice. Candice continued her education in 2004 and received a scholarship by the El Paso Friends of Jazz non-profit Organization. Not only is she known for her sultry vocals and petite figure she began leading her own project "Candice Reyes Quintet". Candice has been involved in the Jazz scene in El Paso, Tx and southwest area and continues to be a big part of the progressing scene. Since she now considers New Jersey as her new home, the young vocalist has been equally involved in the east coast jazz scene. The jazz vocalist says, her passion is making good music and capturing her audience. Leading her group has played a major role in her career with business management, discipline, creativeness, professionalism and more. Candice Reyes Quintet, has a modern and distinctive twist. The group evolved through talented musicians with the same perspective, idea and creativity to collaborate and share ideas.The group slowly evolves wherever Candice takes it. Candice Reyes and her love for creating music, relates to her spirited personality. The Candice Reyes Quintet was featured at the 3rd Festival International de Jazz Chihuahua in 2013. Various jazz artists attended the jazz festival such as Joe Lovano & Judi Silvano, David Binney, Tom Kessler Trio and many more great artists. The Candice Reyes Quintet has performed in various jazz clubs in NYC such as; Tomi Jazz, Bb flat authentic bar, Silvana, Shrine NYC. Candice Reyes has performed as a featured and guest artist at; Zinc Bar, City Winery, Silvana, Liberty House Restaurant, Moore's Lounge, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, The Coffee Grind, Langosta Lounge amongst others. ? The talented vocalist is currently living in New Jersey with her husband Abel Mireles, who is an active professional saxophonist. Reyes and Mireles are both eager and active to new opportunities and experiences that await for them. Candice strives on perfecting her craft and collaborating with different musicians. Just to name a few: Mack Goldsbury, Erik Unsworth, Ricky Malichi, Marty Olivas, Ruben Gutierrez, Pancho Romero, Kelly Durbin, Dave Pietro,Fernie Lechuga, Arath Corral, Shaun Mahoney, Curt Warren, Sam Trimble, Andy Moran, Abel Mireles, Nico Perkins, David Rodriguez. Most recently with Pj Rasmussen, Charlie Dougherty, Joe Spinelli, Will Dougherty, Charlie Sigler, Nathan Webb, Vince Dupont, Willerm Delisfort, Vince Dupont, Winard Harper and more. ? Candice Reyes, also tapped into the music education department, where she was musical director for choir, piano, guitar at Loretto Academy School in 2014-2015. Her knowledge in music education is a vast variety of choral and jazz vocals, fundamental piano courses. The vocalist also shares her talents and experiences as the emerging musicians community concerts coordinator for a local arts community non-profit organization "Jazz House Kids" founded by jazz vocalist Melissa Walker, based out of Montclair, New Jersey. Through this experience the vocalist has had the opportunity to meet and be in the presence of great jazz musicians: Christian McBride, Melissa Walker, Wynton Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Pat Metheny, Jerome Jennings, Ingrid Jensen, Jennifer Vincent, Chris Potter, Ron Blake, Freddie Hendrix, Shamie Royston and many more. The vibrant vocalist broadens her horizons as a writer, composer and lyricist. The jazz vocalist continues to perform in New York City, New Jersey.

Adam Minkoff / Akie Bermiss / Michael Eaton / Todd Caldwell - Rockwood Music Hall
March 31, 2017 - East Village

Akie Bermiss with his affable disposition, glasses, and healthy do of cascading dreads that drape down to his shoulders, is unabashedly a self-professed nerd to the nth degree. Since early childhood Akie has been an obsessed science fiction aficionado. Yet he does have an artist-friendly fac?ade and has managed to cultivate and live a double-life as a thriving music prote?ge?, pianist, singer/songwriter, composer, arranger and emerging solo artist. Akie kicked off his 2017 touring schedule playing keyboards and providing backing vocals for veteran indie multi-genre band Lake Street Dive's national concert tour (February 17 – March 21) in support of their latest CD, "Side Pony." Akie will be back on tour with LSD Summer 2017. Akie is a Brooklyn native raised in a musical household full of jazz and politics fueled by his former- activist mom and dad. He began singing in church, moved it to school for a while, enroute becoming somewhat of a musical chameleon. His raucous, guttural and soulful vocals are a delectable fusion of Donny Hathaway, Macy Gray and Tom Waits. He's equally adept singing neo-soul, funk, contemporary jazz, alternative rock, and hip hop. Over the past half a dozen years, he has become a visible contributor to the fertile Brooklyn music scene as a musician, songwriter or featured vocalist with a collective of upstart groups such as; FutureSoul band Aabaraki, the Screaming Headless Torsos, Miri Ben-Ari (the Hip Hop Violinist) and Rap sensation Soul Khan. He also birthed the Akie Bermiss Trio, independently released his first self-titled solo EP (via Rockwood Records in 2014) and continues to mine a loyal fan base performing frequently at cutting edge venues like Rockwood Music Hall, The Falcon, BAM Cafe and The Apollo Cafe, among others. Akie cut his teeth in music the old-fashioned way; he went to college and earned a degree in music composition at Bard College, a reputable liberal arts college located in the Annandale-on-Hudson hamlet in upstate New York. While there he also studied American Music (read: Tin Pan Alley, Broadway musicals and jazz) and writing (read: wrote some bad poetry and called it good). To his friends, he is considered a musical snob of the highest order; to his enemies — a musical charlatan of the basest variety. Among other things he is also the author of a children's book ("I Hate to Be Sick" — out on Scholastic), a lover of science fiction and fantasy novels, a huge fan of cigars, and he takes his bourbon: neat. --------------------------------------------------------------- Michael Eaton (b. 1981) is a Brooklyn, NY based saxophonist, composer, and educator. As a saxophonist and improvising artist, his professional career to date has spanned a variety of idioms, encompassing jazz, free improvised music, soul, rock, western classical, funk, reggae, rockabilly, brass bands, and beyond. He embraces a progressive and holistic vision of jazz, cognizant of its rich historical origins and development, but reaching for a personal outlook with an eye towards future possibilities. Michael's 2014 debut album on Destiny Records, Individuation, highlights original music performed by his New York quartet along with trumpeter Jon Crowley. Individuation integrates angular themes and propulsive modern jazz with intricately rhythmic minimalistic vamps, freebop, Cageian prepared piano, and multi-layered open platforms. The band is joined on several cuts by a very special guest, master musician and saxophonist David Liebman. Scott Yanow (All Music Guide, Downbeat) calls it a "rather impressive debut, the start of what will surely be a very significant solo career", and Vitto Lo Conte writes in Music Zoom that it signifies "a great debut album of a saxophonist and a quartet who seem to have all it takes to get noticed in the world of contemporary jazz". Michael's next album, Dialogical, is in production and set for a 2017 release. Centered around the theme of dialogue, dialogism, and multiplicity of worlds, it features the next stage of all new compositions and improvisations with a large cast of musicians: Jon Crowley (trumpet; fellow Destiny artist), Brittany Anjou (vibes), Cheryl Pyle (flute), Sean Sonderegger (tenor sax; Skirl Records), James Brandon Lewis (tenor sax; Sony/O'Keh Records), and very special guest Lionel Loueke (guitar; Blue Note Records). Michael's saxophone playing can be heard on fellow bandmate and label artist Brad Whiteley's second album, recorded at Avatar Studios in June 2016, also to be released in 2017 on Destiny. Michael frequently collaborates with bassist/multi-instrumentalist Adam Minkoff (Doyle Bramhall II, Amy Helm) in a variety of settings, often at Rockwood Music Hall on New York's City's Lower East Side. One ensemble is Vaalbara, a post-70s Miles/New York downtown band that fuses rock, jazz, funk, and open groove free improvisation. They also democratically co-lead a free improvised trio with drummer Nick Anderson, Anderson/Eaton/Minkoff, which released Hit Record, an album of free improvisations, in 2013, with a sequel slated for 2017. Eaton and Minkoff have also collaborated on large ensemble productions. In May 2013, Minkoff celebrated the 100th anniversary of Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring by transcribing, arranging, and performing a very special rock octet edition of the piece (complete with Zappa-esque overtones). Following an electrifying, standing room only Rockwood Music Hall concert, the ensemble went into Bunker Studio in November 2014 to record the Rite and a vocal suite by Stravinsky, for which Michael played alto saxophone and flute. The Rite of Spring reimagined is in production and set to be finished by late 2017. On June 8, 2015, Eaton and Minkoff commemorated the recording of John Coltrane's iconic 1965 free jazz album, Ascension, with "Michael Eaton and Adam Minkoff Present John Coltrane's Ascension" at ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn. Featuring a stellar cast of NYC improvisers, the concert received coverage by the New York TImes's Nate Chinen, as well as the Village Voice's Jim Macnie, who cited it as one of the top nine concerts to see that week in New York City. The ensemble included saxophonists Michael Attias, Daniel Carter, Sean Sondergger, James Brandon Lewis, and Briggan Krauss; trumpeters Dan Brantigan, Jonathan Finlayson, and Graham Haynes; guitarist Ava Mendoza, pianist Anthony Coleman, and drummers Nick Anderson and Calvin Weston. Minkoff and Eaton next project is a 1960s and 70s soul and acid jazz quintet, fronting the group at Rockwood Music Hall with guitarist Al Street, organist Todd Caldwell, and drummers Tony Mason, Bill Campbell, and Sean Dixon. Another of Michael's chief collaborators is composer and keyboardist Dorian Wallace. Eaton is a charter member of Wallace's Free Sound Ahn-Somble, a progressive, avant-leaning big band, now entering its fourth season. Michael has appeared in productions curated by Wallace and violinist Hajnal Pivnick in their new music consortium, Tenth Intervention. Some of their recent concerts include the first ever complete production of Robert Ashley's improvised opera, Perfect Lives, performing all seven acts at the Firehouse Space in 2015 and at Spectrum NYC in 2016; Wallace's "We Are Legion", a multipart suite dedicated to the hacktivist collective, Anonymous; and "A Bottle in the Cosmic Ocean" performed for NPR's Science Friday, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Golden Record (LP included aboard Voyager 1 and 2); Tenth Intervention twice collaborated with Jennifer Lott's LottDance to create new works for dancers and chamber ensemble, including Pale Blue Dot at Gibney Dance Center. Michael also played tenor saxophone for a new video opera production, with music and concept by David Kulma and Dorian Wallace and videography by John Sanborn, called "The Rest is Sh*t: Stories from the Microchasm". The NY Times remarked upon the production as "music that blurs distinctions between jazz and contemporary classical styles". In the free improvised and modern avant realm, Michael performs with fellow saxophonist Sean Sonderegger in 8-Bit Aesthetic, a pianoless quartet featuring the chemistry of the two tenors and their "same yet different' styles. He plays soprano saxophone in flutist Cheryl Pyle's Beyond Group, a free improvised chamber group with flutist Pyle, guitarist Bern Nix, and percussionist Newman Taylor Baker. Composer/conductor Carman Moore frequently conduct their improvisations, and occasionally the group is augmented with pianist Roberta Piket. Michael has played Afro-Colombian folk music and arrangements with Grupo Rebolú (recently highlighted at the 2016 Montreaux Jazz Festival); he recorded with the band in 2015 and 2016 for www.congahead.com. He also appears with the celebrated Afro-Peruvian big band, the Laura Andrea Leguía Jazz Orchestra, at Zinc Bar and at Symphony Center for Peruvian Independence Day in July 2015. In April 2016, Michael recorded with vocalist/pianist Lorens Chuno on his West African/Jazz Fusion album, "Naija Rhythm Affair, NYC". In the soul, rock, and R&B domains, Michael appears on Doyle Bramhall's 2016 album Rich Man released on Concord Records and performed at Bowery Ballroom with Bramhall's touring band. Michael has also played with guitarist Scott Sharrad (Greg Allman Band) and his Brickyard Band at venues like Rockwood Music Hall, Bar Chord, and The Falcon (Marlboro, NY). He has recorded tenor and alto saxophone as well as flute tracks for soul crooner Paul Loren's releases on Five & Dime Records, where he appears on 2014's Leisurely. In 2014 and 2015, he was featured as a saxophonist soloist with the nationally touring Pink Floyd cover band, The Machine, playing "Dark Side of the Moon" with The Machine and the Alabama Symphony in February 2015. Michael earned a degree in Jazz Studies from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University-Bloomington in 2004. Since moving to Brooklyn in early 2008, he has been an active participant in an array of creative music. He has performed at a host of NYC venues past and present like Le Poisson Rouge, Cornelia Street Cafe, The Kitano, 55 Bar, The Blue Note, Zinc Bar, ShapeShifter Lab, Rockwood Music Hall, Bowery Ballroom, Why Not Jazz, Spectrum NYC, Drom, Small's Jazz Club, Symphony Center, Nublu, ABC No Rio, Somethin' Jazz, Tea Lounge, Sycamore Hall, Caffe Vivaldi, Club Groove, Bowery Poetry Club, Bar Chord, Spike Hill, The Fifth Estate, and The Underground Lounge. Michael's teachers include Eugene Rousseau, Tom Walsh, David Baker, and David Liebman, with additional private lessons from James Moody, Ned Goold, Ellery Eskelin, Doug Webb, and Gary Foster. He has appeared in concert as a sideman or in collaboration with David Baker, Ingrid Jensen, Fred Hersch's Leaves of Grass, Jim Snidero, Eugene Chadbourne, Jimmy Carl Black, Ned Rothenberg, G Calvin Weston (Prime Time, the Lounge Lizards), Anthony Cole (of Sam Rivers Trio), Doyle Bramhall II, Phil Markowitz, Tony Marino, Matt Darriau, The Temptations, and Sylvia McNair. ---------------------------------------------------------------

Kerri Leigh - Rockwood Music Hall
March 31, 2017 - East Village

Kerri Leigh grew up in a small town in Wisconsin listening to her mother's, fathers, and grandparent's classic country albums from a young age. It is no surprise then, with the music of Willie Nelson, and Patsy Cline filling the house, she grew up wanting to sing country music. Kerri graduated from High School and was accepted into a well respected music and acting school in New York City, so off she went to become an artist. While in New York she worked as a professional model to supplement her income. She has been seen on television and on the cover of Woman's World magazine and featured in Redbook, The Post, and Oprah Winfrey's own O Magazine. After finishing school, Kerri knew that her real passion was for country music and has been immersed in it ever since. To date she has been Working with songwriters such as Sarah Majors (Trisha Yearwood,Vince Gill), Peter Calo (Carly Simon), Craig Wilson,Christina Lea and Clara Lafaro. Kerri Leigh is currently performing in New York, Nashville and around the country as well as writing songs for her debut album. Kerri has appeared at the New York Songwriters Circle at The legendary Bitter End in NYC, and at various venues around Nashville such as The Listening Room and others.

Hannah Gill & The Hours - Rockwood Music Hall
March 31, 2017 - East Village

Hannah Gill & The Hours combines 70s lo-fi pop and rock with contemporary soul and blues and transforms them into sweet and sultry songs that overflow with feeling. Steered by soulful 19-year old vocal powerhouse and songwriter Hannah Gill combined with skilled guitarist, songwriter and arranger Brad Hammonds, the group offers up music with contagious melodies and wise lyrics. Each song presents a thrilling story about how humans connect through their experiences that reveals the intrepid singer's intimate perspectives on love, loss, longing, hope and transformation. Gill's lush voice, Hammonds' sparkling fretwork and both members' background in improvisational jazz give the duo's hypnotic recordings and dynamic live performances otherworldly gravity. Hannah Gill & The Hours' debut EP, The Water, is now available via iTunes.

Blacktop Daisy - Rockwood Music Hall
March 31, 2017 - East Village

Blacktop Daisy has been making music since 2012 in new york city venues such as rockwood music hall, rough trade, cmj - the delancey & leftfield, arlene's grocery, pianos, spike hill, pete's candy store and the bitter end, amongst others. Their eps, 'Super Deluxe' (2016) And 'Evolution' (2014) Are available for digital download, as is their debut 'Tear It Down' (2013).

Our Wild America - Rockwood Music Hall
March 31, 2017 - East Village

Cool Company - Rockwood Music Hall
March 31, 2017 - East Village

Smilen - Rockwood Music Hall
March 31, 2017 - East Village

Smilen is comprised of music lovers at heart who specialize in making people dance. Through funky originals and carefully selected covers, we are here to please!

Everything Turned to Color - Rockwood Music Hall
March 31, 2017 - East Village

Native to Brooklyn, NY, Everything Turned to Color is the musical stepchild of veteran songwriters Bryan and Kyle Weber and Neha Jiwrajka. Awash in melody and whimsically reminiscent of the Folk/Jazz songsmiths of yesteryear, the group delivers heartfelt compositions echoing the nostalgia of generations past. While collectively the band members have played over 1,000 shows in 49 states and 17 countries, the trio itself only began performing in September of 2015 and has already garnered featured performance slots at many notable venues and festivals throughout the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, including World Cafe Live, Club Passim, Rockwood Music Hall, Blue, and CMJ, to name a few. In June of 2016, Everything Turned to Color entered the studio with esteemed musician and producer Blake Morgan to record the band's debut release. On March 31, 2017 the band will release that album at Rockwood Music Hall stage 3 over two consecutive sets - 7 PM and 8:30 PM. All concert attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the record to take home with them.

Christian Lopez - Rockwood Music Hall
March 31, 2017 - East Village

Steeped in the musical roots of his West Virginia upbringing, Christian Lopez epitomizes the soul of a traditional Appalachian folk musician living in the heart, mind and body of a man not yet even 21 years old. On his debut full-length effort, Onward, the young artist emulates the sound produced by the region's resident pickers and strummers and tackles themes of love, perseverance and coming of age. Released in May 2015, Onward was produced by Grammy Award-winner Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson) at his Nashville-based Low Country Sound studio. "I love[d] working with Christian," Cobb recently told Native Magazine. "It was kind of a no-brainer because Christian's such a talent, and completely natural. I think he has a bit of Paul Simon in him." An ardent fan of both classic and contemporary artists from across the spectrum of rock, country and pop, Lopez never struggled with the direction his own music would take. "I've been most influenced by artists and bands that pushed through the barrier of what was popular to create the music they loved," Lopez relates. "My goal was to do the same, and Dave was the perfect producer for the job. He makes music in such a raw, genuine way, and his production cuts straight to the bone. He understood exactly what I was going for, and I understood him." For Lopez, Onward is about the responsibilities and sacrifices that come with the pursuit of something you are driven to do. It's about the yearning to put down roots, but being hopelessly addicted to the wanderlust of the road, seeking to escape the day-to-day for the promise of what tomorrow may bring. And be it the lyrical folk-rock of "Take You Away" and "The Man I Was Before," the pedal steel-laced classic country strains of "Morning Rise" or the neo-Americana jangle of "Don't Know How," Lopez's melding of influences into a sound identifiably his own throughout ONWARD is impressive. Since the album's release, Lopez and Onward have steadily garnered praise and attention in the media. Rolling Stone Country proclaimed him "Best Newcomer" at Americana Music Fest in Nashville in the fall of 2015, noting that Lopez "packed so much kinetic energy into his set, and sliced so many strings, that he had to finish on a borrowed guitar," and concluding "…at his best, he's a maker of smart and slick country that holds a whole lot of promise and age-appropriate fun without pandering to any radio trends." The outlet then later premiered a special live acoustic performance video of "Stay With You" in January of 2016. Lopez also took to the nationally-syndicated public radio airwaves last fall, performing on the acclaimed, long-running NPR show Mountain Stage and later on the highly-regarded Music City Roots. Of Onward, American Songwriter wrote that "it's easy to see that Christian Lopez has a rich career ahead of him…[an] impressive first effort" while Stereo Subversion remarked that "it's Lopez's acoustic guitar and his soulful voice that pulls deeply on the heartstrings and shines brightest. …In a noisy realm of new bands and artists, Lopez could be a standout just based on his songwriting ability alone." Alternate Root named Lopez one of its Top 25 artists in 2015, noted "There are guys twice Lopez's age making records that are only half as good. Preternaturally wise and notably talented, this is a kid to watch." Raised in the small town of Martinsburg in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia, Lopez has been playing piano since he was five (introduced to it by his music teacher mom, a lover of opera and classical music) and guitar since the age of six, eventually playing in several local bands along the way before finally emerging to center stage to perform his own songs as the Christian Lopez Band. In 2014, Lopez would be declared the winner of the Belk Modern Music Showcase at The Fillmore in Charlotte, NC after performing "Will I See You Again," a song that he would later record for his debut EP, Pilot, and would also be included on Onward. The Belk award would also land the Christian Lopez Band on the retailer's summer tour, which included dates at shows for both the Zac Brown Band and the Dave Matthews Band. Touring incessantly since the release of Onward, Lopez and his band have most recently opened dates for American Aquarium, The Black Lillies, John Fullbright, Marty Stuart, Miranda Lambert, Sister Hazel, Steve Forbert, and Corey Smith. "I love touring. Not only does it make us a better band, it also makes us better people. We learn to connect with new fans, we experience new places, and appreciate the little things we miss and love when we're gone. I believe all of that will ultimately make me a better songwriter. Which leads me to my next point: Record #2 is in the works. We've got so much to share."

Shira Gavrielov, David Sheetrit - Rockwood Music Hall
March 31, 2017 - East Village

After being chosen by many Israeli radio stations as #1 on the charts. the young and very talented Shira Gavrielov is ready to take over the rest of the world. Shira was born in the spring of 1989 and has established herself as one of the music elites in Israel. Shira's father introduced her to music, being part of the Israeli musical existence himself, but it didn't take long for her to start her own musical journey. Wanting to learn as much as she could, Shira got accepted into Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp all the while studying classical ballet and jazz in The Alma Frankfurt Dance School. But what really set her apart was her voice. At 15 she used that voice for the first time on a song entitled "Boy and Girl" (Naar ve Naara) that charted well enough to garner interest from major Israeli record label, NMC Israel. But wanting to keep on her own musical journey she decided to record her debut record on her own terms. But not before expanding her musical knowledge even more. At 17, she started attending the Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, a branch school of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, where she was one of the youngest students ever to be accepted. Shortly after, Shira released "Haboker Ya'ir," from her debut self-titled album. Shira had another taste of the spotlight, and decided she didn't want her journey to end there. On top of the musical success, Shira was offered to be the first artist signed and sponsored by the mobile company, Cellcom. Shira was also chosen by fashion company, Pascha Studios and Cala to be their spokesperson. Her last record Clear Vision (including the cover of Gnarls Barleys "Crazy") was produced by top British producers Tom Nichols and Tim Baxter. Her cover became a huge hit in Israel and abroad. The follow up, "Don't Just Walk on By," which she wrote, gives her fans an even more intimate look into this prolific artists journey. Shira wrote a song for Mira Awad last album which was released by Sony Spain. Shira's CD was chosen to be in the top 200 albums of the year in collage radio stations in the USA for 2011. Performed at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami on March 2012 with "Masss" (a Dubstep group). Shira was recently on the reality show American Idol and got as far as Hollywood week, she is the first Israeli to get as far. Nowadays, Shira wrote a soundtrack and theme song for the movie "ADAM" (an israeli movie writing by Segev Green) that won the NYCIFF (film festival) for the best drama film, released a new song to the Israeli radio stations and now recording a theme song for Cinema City and Reshet major project for increasing awareness of male rape victims to come out and talk about they're cases. Now, Shira is working her way toward a new CD with refreshing sounds! :)

Awesomesauce DJ Set @ Stage 3 Bar - Rockwood Music Hall
March 31, 2017 - East Village

We are AWESOMESAUCE. The most dynamic DJ duo out there. DJ MC Slutbag and ANGUS. Shredding your ears one slow jam at a time.

TAN DUN Terracotta Symphony & Hero Concerto - The Metropolitan Museum on Art
April 01, 2017 - New York

The world premiere of Oscar- and Grammy-winning composer-conductor Tan Dun's Terracotta Symphony and Hero Concerto, featuring the Juilliard Orchestra, will transport audiences to ancient China. This first Tilt Kids Festival collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art brings together eastern music with terracotta drumming and an extraordinary exhibit of terracotta warrior sculptures protecting the Qin Emperor.

Tony Danza : Standards & Stories . - Feinstein's/54 Below
April 01, 2017 - New York

Tony Danza: Standards & Stories is a cabaret act combining timeless music with wit, storytelling, and the undeniable charm that has made Danza a beloved star of stage and screen around the world. Accompanied by a four-piece band, Danza will perform a selection of his favorite standards from the Great American Songbook, as well as numbers from his recent star turn in the critically-acclaimed Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas, while interweaving stories about his life and personal connection to the music. Tony debuted Standards & Stories last year to a sold out audience in New York City, with The New York Times calling him "a live wire who tap-dances, plays the ukulele, tells stories and radiates irresistible charm."

Bob Schneider w/ Sugar Dirt & Sand - City Winery
April 01, 2017 - New York

Bob Schneider Austin-based singer/songwriter/creative force of nature Bob Schneider has a guy in his band, Oliver Steck, who plays keyboards, accordion, trumpet and assorted whistles and horns. Also, Schneider notes, "Oliver also does a lot of dancing. He doesn't necessarily get paid for the dancing. He does it because he can't not." Apparently, the same could be said of Schneider in terms of artistic endeavors in general. He can't not be creating something. Sometimes it's writing songs — he has written some 2,000 songs in the past 16 years — sometimes it's creating videos to accompany some of those songs and sometimes it's making gallery-ready art, including paintings and collages. He also has played a wedding singer in an indie film, written two books and penned a rock opera that has a title that can't be printed in a family newspaper. Some of his musical mates even wonder when — or whether — he ever sleeps. "I love making things, so that's what I spend a lot of my time doing," says Schneider… "I do have periods where I feel like I'll never create anything that's any good ever again. The good news is, it doesn't stop me from creating things, and eventually that feeling will pass and I can look over the stuff that I've made and figure out which of it is better than the other stuff. Because I like to do it so much, I'll end up with quite a bit of it at the end of the year." Schneider has been a recording artist for 25 years, putting out his first record ("Party Till You're Dead") in 1991 as frontman for Joe Rockhead, a funk-rock combo in the vein of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. That band was followed by his best-known group, Ugly Americans, which toured with the Dave Matthews Band and Big Head Todd and the Monsters. Ugly Americans was a kind of alt-rock supergroup, with former members of Cracker, Poi Dog Pondering and Mojo Nixon's band. Schneider also fronted a full-on funk ensemble that played around Austin in the late 1990s called The Scabs, at the same time he was establishing himself as a solo artist. His first solo project, "Songs Sung and Played on Guitar at the Same Time," came out in 1998, and he's gone on to record an almost inconceivably diverse and eclectic array of songs since then, with his work making it onto the soundtracks of seven major motion pictures (and one indie film). All told, Schneider has been the singer and main songwriter on nearly 30 studio albums, and he has been named Musician of the Year six times at the Austin Music Awards. Considering the renowned strength of the music scene in Austin, that's saying something. His artistry coupled with his movie-star looks and boyish charm makes it a wonder he's not a household name around the rest of the country the way he is in Austin. The past few years, Schneider has grouped the songs he's written in a year under an album title, just to kind of keep track of when they were written. Titles for recent years have included "Here's the Deal," "The Ever Increasing Need to Succeed," "Into the Great Unknown" and "Mental Problems." This year's theme (and the name of his current concert tour) is "The Practical Guide to Everything." Schneider has a fantastic website where fans can listen to all of the songs from the three five- song "King Kong Suite" EPs he released last year, with humorous commentary from Schneider himself between songs. The website also has the 10 videos he created for "King Kong" songs using public-domain found footage, including the menacing "Black Mountain" video that culls scenes from Francis Ford Coppola's directorial debut. The website also offers a chance to stream his regular Monday evening shows at Austin's Saxon Pub. Adapted from "Bob Schneider surfs an ocean of creative juices" written by Randy Erickson and published in the LaCrosse Tribune, April 14, 2016. Sugar Dirt & Sand Based in Raleigh, NC, by way of Richmond, VA, Sugar Dirt and Sand is the musical culmination of the life of Mike McCabe. Powerful vocals and honest songwriting are the driving forces of Sugar Dirt and Sand's musical splendor. By combining Motown vibes with his appreciation for the mystical folk stylings of early Van Morrison and Father John Misty, Mike strives to create relatable, heartfelt music that is a representation of the highs and lows of his own journey. Lost love, lasting nostalgia, and a want for a better life dominate these incredible songs. Sugar Dirt and Sand isn't something that Mike McCabe does. Sugar Dirt and Sand is the physical embodiment of Mike's internal dialogue. These songs are a glimpse into the mind of Mike McCabe, and they promise not to disappoint.

Richard Edwards (of Margot and Nuclear So and So's) - Rough Trade NYC
April 01, 2017 - Brooklyn

Shinobi Ninja - Knitting Factory Brooklyn
April 01, 2017 - Brooklyn

The Outer Space - Joe's Pub at The Public Theater
Through April 01, 2017 - Greenwich Village

This season, Ethan Lipton (No Place to Go, Tumacho) returns to The Public with a new adventure in bittersweet and hilariously off-kilter storytelling. With music composed and performed by Ethan Lipton, Vito Dieterle, Eben Levy and Ian Riggs, THE OUTER SPACE follows two human beings who buy an old spaceship, leaving the noise, pollution and overpriced rents of Earth for the vast beauty and treacherous terrain of the final frontier. But can they survive the mission? Leigh Silverman (No Place to Go, Well, Violet) directs this out-of-this-world musical about the impossible quest to create a sustainable life. The New York Times calls Obie-winning playwright and songwriter Ethan Lipton an "expert at keeping music, jokes and...narrative tightly knitted together into one consistent human package."

Gently down the Stream - Joe's Pub at The Public Theater
Through April 01, 2017 - Greenwich Village

Tony winner Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song Trilogy, Hairspray) takes the stage in a ravishing world premiere by one of the most influential playwrights of our time, Tony nominee Martin Sherman (Bent, The Boy From Oz). Fierstein plays Beau, a pianist expat living in London, who meets Rufus, an eccentric young lawyer, at the dawn of the internet dating revolution. After a life spent recovering from the disappointment and hurt of loving men in a world that refused to allow it, Beau is determined to keep his expectations low with Rufus. But Rufus comes from a new generation of gay men who believe happiness is as much their right as anyone else's, and what Beau assumed would be just another fling grows into one of the most surprising and defining relationships of his life.

Sonya Yoncheva CD Signing - Metropolitan Opera House
April 01, 2017 - Manhattan

Sonya Yoncheva will signs CDs of her newest recording dedicated to the music of Handel at the Met Opera Shop.

The Sons & Heirs (A Tribute to The Smiths & Morrissey) - The Bowery Ballroom
April 01, 2017 - NYC

The Sons & Heirs (A Tribute to The Smiths & Morrissey) by Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone The Sons & Heirs. New York's finest band devoted to the music of the Smiths and Morrissey. Handsome devils. Stalwart lovers for sure. They're twice as much fun as an actual Morrissey show — because they bring more heart and enthusiasm to these songs than the man himself. The Sons & Heirs have played this music all over the world, from Tel Aviv to Los Angeles. Their Valentine's Day event Unloveable has become a New York ritual—every year it's the toughest ticket in town. In 2015 they headlined the international Smiths-Morrissey convention in Hollywood. But wherever The Sons & Heirs play, they bring passionate love for the whole musical journey of Morrissey, Marr and their mates — the songs that saved our lives. That's why they always bring out a crowd of fans who love the Smiths as much as they do. (Including an actual member of the Smiths, Andy Rourke, as well as Morrissey's long-time drummer, Spencer Cobrin - both have gotten up on stage to play with them.) Every show is different. Every show permanently changes my mind about this or that song's brilliance. The Sons & Heirs invite the crowd to sing along, dance, invade the stage. There's always a song I'd forgotten about, always a song that makes me think "well, they won't top this one tonight," until they do. They open my eyes, like a tattooed boy from Birkenhead. The Sons & Heirs get the tiniest details right, but more importantly, they bring the spirit that makes this music immortal. They sing their lives, and probably your life, too. Definitely mine.

BASSment Saturdays ft Phiso, Alex English Jergo, Evac Protocol - The Studio at Webster Hall
April 01, 2017 -

BASSment Saturdays (Dance) BASSment Saturdays is New York City's biggest weekly dubstep party. Founded in June 2011, the party has attracted bass heads from all around the tri-state area since its inception. With talent ranging from underground heroes to DMC champions and world-renowned bass music legends, the lineup is always interesting and always has something new to offer. BASSment Saturdays takes place on the basement floor at the world-famous Webster Hall in "The Studio," which has an underground and intimate vibe without sacrificing any production quality. The bass shakes the room and a hypnotizing light and laser show captivates the crowd all night long. BASSment Saturdays is a one-of-a-kind experience that you can't get at most parties in New York City -- great venue, amazing sound, incredible music, and diehard music fans. Phiso (Dubstep) Alex English (Dance) DJ/promoter Alex English is a mainstay on the New York club scene. The co-creator of Girls & Boys at Webster Hall, English (who hails from Houston, by the way) has booked everyone from Skrillex to A-Trak to Steve Aoki to play his popular night. Since he keeps such good musical company, it's no surprise that he's also quite the DJ, rocking dance floors with his seamless mixing skills. Jergo (Dance) Evac Protocol (Dance) Evac Protocol has music coursing through his veins. In 2010, the classical musician and deathmetal drummer began blurring the barriers to bring his unique sound to his fans. Since joining the ranks of the bass-driven mercenaries, the Upstate New Yorker has quickly established himself as a predominant producer and DJ with an ever-growing fan base.

Masterworks Series - Bargemusic
April 01, 2017 - Brooklyn

Schumann Davidsbundlertanze, Op.6 Carnaval, Op.9 Soyeon Kate Lee, piano

Music in Motion - Bargemusic
April 01, 2017 - Brooklyn

"Music in Motion—That motion is the gentle rocking of a boat for this series of family neighborhood concerts presented by Bargemusic, the floating barge at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge. As always, the material — announced just before the performance — is chamber music, but these programs differ in important ways from the regular Bargemusic fare: With unreserved seating, they last only an hour, include a post-show question-and-answer session with the musicians and are all free." —New York Times, August 21, 2015

Becca Kidwell: a Song & Its Girl - Don't Tell Mama
April 01, 2017 - New York

Joshua Redman Still Dreaming - The Appel Room
Through April 01, 2017 - New York

Joshua Redman – one of the best known saxophonists in the world – embarks on his latest musical project with the "Still Dreaming" quartet. This new group features Ron Miles, Scott Colley, and Brian Blade, three of the most imaginative voices in contemporary jazz. Together they will interpret the "Old and New Dreams" quartet of the 1970s and '80s, a renowned quartet of Ornette Coleman alumni that included Joshua's father, Dewey Redman. With repertoire consisting of Ornette Coleman compositions and original works, their music was honest, uninhibited and completely engaging in its unpredictable live execution. Tonight, Joshua Redman fulfills his birthright and explores his heritage by adding a new perspective to this historic material. Redman's all-star group is the perfect match for the occasion, and the close personal connection will make it an especially memorable evening.

Joshua Redman Still Dreaming - The Appel Room
Through April 01, 2017 - New York

Joshua Redman – one of the best known saxophonists in the world – embarks on his latest musical project with the "Still Dreaming" quartet. This new group features Ron Miles, Scott Colley, and Brian Blade, three of the most imaginative voices in contemporary jazz. Together they will interpret the "Old and New Dreams" quartet of the 1970s and '80s, a renowned quartet of Ornette Coleman alumni that included Joshua's father, Dewey Redman. With repertoire consisting of Ornette Coleman compositions and original works, their music was honest, uninhibited and completely engaging in its unpredictable live execution. Tonight, Joshua Redman fulfills his birthright and explores his heritage by adding a new perspective to this historic material. Redman's all-star group is the perfect match for the occasion, and the close personal connection will make it an especially memorable evening.

Riverside Symphony presents Home Sweet Home - Alice Tully Hall
April 01, 2017 -

Following the heated nationalist fervor of the latter 19th-century Romantics, composers in the dawning modern age largely settled into a more sublimated expression of their national musical heritage, which they themselves continued to develop and recast. Entries from England (Holst), France (Ravel) and Russia (Prokofiev)—all composed within a five-year period—bear witness to this phenomenon, while contemporary West Coast composer Donald Crockett's winsome, blue-tinged, decidedly American guitar concerto reaffirms it.

The Kenny Brothers Band - Rockwood Music Hall
April 01, 2017 - East Village

Vince Azure Album Release - Rockwood Music Hall
April 01, 2017 - East Village

On April 1st, NYC recording artist VINCE AZURE (azh-er) will release the first piece of his long awaited debut album 'VULNERABLE,' where he explores the complex themes of authenticity, altruism and love that are embodied in each one of his evocative, sonic creations of infectious pop / rock music. Azure came onto the NYC music scene three years ago and after working his way up from playing at grittier clubs, Azure opened for Grammy-nominated recording artist James Bay at Rockwood Music Hall. Soon thereafter, he became a mainstay there, performing to a packed house at every show. After performing at the CMJ Music Marathon in NYC in 2015, Azure independently organized his first U.S. and European tours in the summer of 2016, sharing his music with audiences from Los Angeles to Paris. Azure's power to perform is matched only by his capacity in the studio to write and record honest songs, rich in both their musical and lyrical content. His greatest ambition is to create music that connects people around the world. On his debut album 'VULNERABLE,' Azure asserts that you can remain honest and genuine as a recording artist, while still creating catchy and appealing music. The album's first single 'GRANTED' is a prime example. Azure will release 'VULNERABLE' in segments throughout 2017 as he gears up to perform around the country on several tours during the summer and fall.

Heavy Tides - Rockwood Music Hall
April 01, 2017 - East Village

Ashley Heath - Rockwood Music Hall
April 01, 2017 - East Village

With a blend of original soul Americana music, Ashley Heath has been arising as one of Asheville's finest and uniquely gifted musicians with "velvety" vocals and a bluesy guitar style. Raised in the foothills of Appalachia, she has developed a strong passion for country, blues, and folk music and has recently released an album of original material "A Different Stream". ? In March of 2015, Heath decided to go full time into singing and playing music, quit her part time job as a barista in downtown Asheville, and recorded her first album "A Different Stream". The album was recorded at the amazing Echo Mountain Recording Studios in Asheville, NC with producer Ryan Burns and engineer Clay Miller. "A Different Stream" is a collection of Heath's first attempt at songwriting and is a seven song album with six original songs and one cover titled "Ready for The Times to Get Better". Her debut album "A Different Stream" was released on Friday May 27th, 2016 at The Asheville Music Hall with newly formed band "Ashley Heath and Her Heathens". ? Since releasing the record, "A Different Stream" was voted #48 on WNCW's Top 100 Releases of 2016, Heath was named "Artist Of The Year - 2016 - Regional" by The Greenville Journal, and she wrapped up her first Kickstarter Campaign in which $11,866 was raised to help fund advertising, promoting, tour support, and vinyl records for new album "A Different Stream". The main focus is to get the music out to as many people as possible!

Frankly Benjamin - Rockwood Music Hall
April 01, 2017 - East Village

Kyle Lacy - Rockwood Music Hall
April 01, 2017 - East Village

The Kyle Lacy Band conjures up a potion taking you home to the roots of 1950's rock 'n' roll while creating something new. Whether it's the hillbilly strutting Carl Perkins licks, the Stray Cats rockabilly revival sounds or the roots-influenced Van Morrison style ballads, he is a singer-songwriter with a rockabilly spirit. ? As a teenager he played in rock bands and made extra money recording jazz and rockabilly bands in the basement of his Atlanta home. After his professional debut in The Buddy Holly Story, he took an apartment in New York City, living off of bodega sandwiches and open mic nights. ? Armed with an elegantly raucous voice, a 50's grit guitar style and a keen knack for "in the moment" lyrical honesty, Kyle uses his hepcat showmanship to keep his audience grooving down to the last beat.

The Lie Within Callie - Rockwood Music Hall
April 01, 2017 - East Village

Singer/Songwriter Callie Wilson is now known as "The Lie Within Callie". At only 19 years old, The Lie Within Callie's music reveals and transcends the hypocrisy in day to day life. Growing up an artist in Birmingham, AL, she didn't consider herself a traditional southern belle, and always chose to think outside the box. Callie inspires her fans from coast to coast to seek the truth in all things and love themselves. The Lie Within Callie's debut EP "Book of Hypocrisy" is now available on iTunes. Be on the look out for several upcoming shows, as she sweeps audiences with her moving performances. Read Callie's personal message to her fans about her transition into The Lie Within Callie below: "If you know me at all, you know I love people. I probably love you. I grew up in a harsh/cookie-cutter environment where, if you don't fit the mold precisely, you just aren't valued. So, of course, being the absolute people lover that I am, I am guilty of shaping myself accordingly to people's comfort zones. I firmly believe you cannot manipulate nature. Art is my natural form of expressing myself. But, it just doesn't work for me if it's being conformed. The lie within is the sacrifice in myself that I used to make to accommodate to people... This name change is a step towards becoming unapologetic. It's a step towards independence. And not allowing anyone to mold me into who they want me to be anymore. For the most part, my music revolves around the common theme of seeking the truth in things- Be true to others, be true to yourself. (How hypocritical of me to say.) When I came up with The Lie Within Callie, it was like the ultimate bullseye shot at my inner demons telling me to hide away parts of me. The ultimate reveal of any untrue bone in my body- naming myself after them. Wearing this name at every show, on every song. I told my friends & family it's like a "vulnerability exercise" or "vulnerability challenge". I wanted the name to be a surprise because when I presented it to you, I wanted to feel completely vulnerable. And in this terrifying/complete exposure, I've found a beautiful freedom."

The Academics - Rockwood Music Hall
April 01, 2017 - East Village

Phil Cohen - Rockwood Music Hall
April 01, 2017 - East Village

Phene-X - Rockwood Music Hall
April 01, 2017 - East Village

Odds Lane - Rockwood Music Hall
April 01, 2017 - East Village

Start with a simple base of driving Blues Rock guitar riffs and funky R&B grooves. Next mix varying amounts of reggae, new wave, swamp boogie, and garage rock. Then serve with a melody that will delightfully linger on your palate long after it is finished. This is the music of ODDSLANE. The band is the musical outlet of the songwriters Doug Byrkit and Brian Zielie. The duo worked together while in college studying music, subsequently touring both nationally and internationally with various artists. After recording at legendary Sun Studios, they released the first of several projects as independent songwriters in 2004. Last Night On Cherokee, released in 2016, is the second album as ODDSLANE and an exciting chapter in the band's career. Their 2012 release Dark Matters garnered Byrkit an ASCAP Plus Songwriting Award and an endorsement deal with custom guitar pick maker Steve Clayton Inc. The band also appeared on The Chevy Music Showcase and signed multiple licensing deals with networks such as MTV, Oxygen, E, A&E, WE, Oxygen and Fox Sports. Following Dark Matters, the band was eager to broaden its sound. A well received reunion show with Ruf Records artist and former band mate Mike Zito inspired Byrkit and Zielie to delve deeper into their South St. Louis funk/blues roots. After an intense period of songwriting and experimentation, ODDSLANE emerged with Last Night On Cherokee. This invigorating addition to the band's catalogue was recorded at Sawhorse Studios in St. Louis, mixed in Los Angeles by Grammy Award winning producer David Z (Prince, Johnny Lang, Etta James), and mastered in New Orleans by Grammy Award winner David Farrell (Arcade Fire, BuckWheat Zydeco, Royal Southern Brotherhood). The album has subsequently been released on Bongo Boy Records out of New Jersey and has been receiving rave reviews from fans, music reviewers, and blues lovers from all over the world. The video for the first single "Take It Slow" was released worldwide on BongoBoyTV.

Jack Martini - Rockwood Music Hall
April 01, 2017 - East Village

Italian multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter Jack Martini cooks up his songs with the finest flavors from around the world. Collecting places to call home, Martini has lived in Rome, New York, Paris, London, and Boston. ? During his travels, he picked up his characteristic sound: a dynamic, soulful and experimental me?lange. His eccentric sound and eerie melodies are complemented with simple yet thought provoking and comical lyrics sung in English, Italian, and French. ? Jack Martini becomes a full-blown band in 2016 when his recordings and concerts at Arlene's Grocery (NY), the Berklee Performance Center and l'International (Paris) are composed of up to 8 musicians, Their EP "Marmalade Love" was released with multiple music videos in 2016. ? The upcoming EP will be launched in May 2017 strengthening the act's unique high energy both live and in the booth.

Michael Leonhart Orchestra - Rockwood Music Hall
April 01, 2017 - East Village

At age 17, Michael was honored as the youngest Grammy recipient in history, cited as the most outstanding musician in a U.S. high school. That same year ABC World News with Peter Jennings named him "Person of the Week". Born into a musical family, Michael Leonhart has developed into one of the most imaginative musicians of his time, sought throughout the music and entertainment world as a trumpeter, producer, arranger, film composer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. As a solo artist Michael has released seven albums -- "Aardvark Poses" (1995), "Glub Glub vol. 11" (1997), and "Slow" (2002) all on the Sunnyside label; "The Suzy Lattimore EP" (2005) & "The Ballad of Minton Quigley "(2006) (self released), 2008's "Hotel Music" (St. Ives/Secretly Canadian) and 2010's heavy-funk concept album "Seahorse and the Storyteller" (Truth and Soul Records). He has composed and performed music and songs for movies, television, dance, fashion shows and theater, and has appeared on over 125 albums. Michael has performed with Steely Dan since 1996, recording two albums with them, including 2000's Grammy winning Album of the Year "Two Against Nature" on which he was a featured soloist, arranger and conductor. He has performed and/or recorded with music legends James Brown, Ringo Starr, Brain Eno, Paul Simon, Eric Clapton, Levon Helm, Yoko Ono, David Byrne, Dr. John, Steve Winwood, Bill Withers, Bette Midler, Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs, Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), Caetano Veloso, A Tribe Called Quest, Raekwon (Wutang Clan), Henry Mancini, John Barry, Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Bobby McFerrin, Wynton Marsalis, Todd Rundgren and Bonnie Raitt. Michael has also worked with artists such as Mark Ronson, Alicia Keys, Sharon Jones and the Dapkings, Bruno Mars, Antibalas, Sean Lennon, Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Charles Bradley and the Menahan Street Band, St. Vincent, Foster the People, Mos Def, Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes, Phish, Cibo Matto, Lenny Kravitz, Scissor Sisters, Aloe Blacc, Natalie Merchant, Slash (Guns and Roses/Velvet Revolver), They Might Be Giants and Jens Lekman. October 2012 marked the release of Donald Fagen's long awaited fourth solo album "Sunken Condos", produced by Michael and Donald. The album consists of eight new Fagen originals as well as an Ashkenazi recasting of Isaac Hayes' Out of the Ghetto and harkens back the sound of the classic albums "Aja" and "The Nightfly". Most recently, Michael can be heard playing trumpet on Mark Ronson's #1 hit "Uptown Funk" featuring Bruno Mars.

Douglas and the Goodharts - Rockwood Music Hall
April 01, 2017 - East Village

"Soulful", "Heartfelt", and "Funky As Hell." Formed in New York City, this dynamic soul group has been delighting audiences with deep grooves and deeply personal songs written by their leader Douglas Goodhart. After having his heart broken, no, stomped on by a long term love, Douglas picked himself up, dusted himself off, lost 50 Lbs, and began writing his story. Drawing influence from his favorite soul and R&B artists, Douglas tells stories of an unrequited love affair with a neighbor, the pleasures of calling in sick to work, and how he "can't commit but will commute" when it comes to love.

Nat Osborn Band - Rockwood Music Hall
April 01, 2017 - East Village

Nat Osborn, "the mastermind behind the suitably named Nat Osborn Band, writes smart, punchy tunes that blend old-school Gershwin-era songcraft with decidedly modern sensibilities." - Popdose. The seven-piece band, flanked by a powerful three piece horn section, takes the best elements of soul, funk, indie-rock, and jazz and weaves them around Osborn's truly infectious and clever songs. The band has recently returned from a three month stint in Europe supporting their April 2015 self-titled EP release on Rope-A-Dope Records.

Band of Dwellers - Rockwood Music Hall
April 01, 2017 - East Village

Taking the New York jam band scene by storm, Band Of Dwellers are original, memorable and full of heart. A four-piece band with a sound that could fill a stadium, they produce an unexpected energy rarely seen in groups of their genre. The band consists of Ryan Duffy (lead guitar, vocals), James Metzler (drums, vocals), Neil Forman (bass, vocals), Tim Homkow (guitar), and Matt Herzog (keyboards). Drawing on their influences from artists such as Grateful Dead, Rolling Stones, Beatles, Traffic, Jimi Hendrix, Jon Scofield and The Meters, they are able to combine rock, blues, funk, and jazz to create a sound that is uniquely their own. Their original songs are carefully and soulfully crafted with danceable melodies and meaningful lyrics. Each live show proves to be a unique experience with original songs as well as fresh takes on old classics. Tightly executed song structures are followed by experiments in collective improvisation that are heartfelt, energetic and interesting. They can go from subtle, colorful, psychedelic atmospheres to all out raucously rockin' jams with a thunderous rhythm section and soaring guitar. Ryan formed the current band in 2011. Before that he honed his skills leading his funk band through multiple clubs and festivals across the Northeast. Some venues include Lion's Den (NYC), Mercury Lounge (NYC), Knitting Factory (NYC), Patchogue Theater (Long Island, NY) Dogfish Head Brewery (Delaware), and The Oasis (New Paltz, NY). He has shared the bill with Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers/Dead and Company) and Leo Nocentelli (The Meters); as well as members of Parliament Funkadelic, Deep Bananna Blackout and Greyboy All-Stars. Band Of Dwellers are currently playing at live music venues all across Long Island and Manhattan including The Space Lounge, Still Partners, Mr Beery's, The Delancy, Desmond's Tavern, Rockwood Music Hall and The Bitter End. As the band continues to churn out several new original songs, they are gearing up to record a full length album in the near future. At the same time, they are excited to be focused on delivering energetic live performances and collective improvisations…It's all about the jam!

Andy Marino - Rockwood Music Hall
April 01, 2017 - East Village

Songs from the heart. Food for the soul. My music vision is to perform my songs & share with others the healing, comfort & joy that I've received from writing & playing them, with the goal of connecting & lifting our spirits. ___ A Brooklyn native & long-time respected professional musician, Andy's had a wide range of music experience in the NYC area. He's played sax & sung background vocals in R&B, Blues, Rock & Big Bands in such venues as SOB's, Damrosch Park @ Lincoln Center, Brooklyn's Prospect Park Bandshell (Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival), The Bitter End, The Limelight, Tramps, Manny's Car Wash, the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, two Elvis Impersonators' bands &, yes, a few wedding bands. He's performed with former members of James Brown's band: Fred Thomas & Hollie Ferris. Andy's passion for music goes back as far as he can remember. He sang in school glee clubs, around the campfire with his seven siblings, & later with other teens on Brooklyn street corners. At 14, he found his first guitar in a garbage can - the hole in the back didn't daunt him - he just replaced three missing strings with fishing line & taught himself to play. At NYC's High School of Art & Design (A&D), he played alto sax in the concert band & the dance band – where he played with Lenny White, who later became known for being the drummer in Chick Corea's Return to Forever. He also played bassoon in the orchestra & sang in the folk group. While attending college at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, he played sax, rhythm guitar & sang background vocals in local, East Flatbush, Brooklyn bands. In the early 80's, for nearly 6 years, Andy had a blast playing tenor sax & singing background vocals in Thin Ice, a great Brooklyn bar/cover band. In the mid to late 80's, Andy played tenor sax & harmonica, & sang background vocals with Frank De Gennaro's band: Francis Xavier & the Holy Roman Empire. As part of the Local 802 Rock & R&B committee, the band was voted the year's "Best Original Rock Band in NYC". In the 90's, Andy performed with a diverse spectrum of musical talent, including the Nigerian, reggae artist, Ras Kimomo, & the down-home, fun bands of Elvis impersonators, Dr. Nazar Sayegh & Gene de Napoli at annual Westchester county fairs. He also performed & recorded with Nigerian artist Leon Kaleta Ligan-majek. In 1991, Andy became part of Jack Walsh's Brooklyn-based, R&B cover band, Memphis Train & the Box Car horns - regulars at Manny's Car Wash & many other NYC clubs. They once shared the stage with Felix Hernandez, WBGO's Rhythm Revue host, for a rocking R&B Halloween Party. For over 12 years, with trumpet player, James Colarusso, he charted the orchestration of many of the great Stax, Motown & Atlantic classic R&B hits to be interpreted by The Box Car Horns. He & Colarusso also composed the music for a Verizon cell phone TV ad in April 1998. After marrying his beloved, Dianne, in 2000, Andy took a break from performing to spend more time with her. In 2004, Andy's music life took an important turn: His friend, Elliott Kerman, invited him to write a song with him. (Kerman, now a jazz singer - Elliott Kerman & His Jumpin' Jazz Combo - had previously been in the a capella group, Rock-a-pella, best known as the band on PBS's children's show, "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?") ___ NOTE: All his life, Andy had thought he couldn't write songs because he's dyslexic, but he decided to give it a try with Elliott. Turns out, he's not only able to write songs — he LOVES writing songs! Together, Elliott & Andy wrote the song, "Weekend Alone with You," which is on his CD, Everything's Different. And, his new passion — songwriting — was on fire, & he began writing songs on his own. Moving, funny & reflective, Andy's indie/folk, rock & jazz songs convey his unique perspective on life. Touched by life events from the tragic, premature deaths of his two younger brothers, George & Nick; his two beloved children, Dom & Gina, having to move to the west coast after the divorce from his first wife; to finding the love of his life, Dianne, at age 49; Andy finds songwriting to be healing, joyful & surprising. Sometimes, he wakes up in the middle of the night hearing the music for an entire song & runs to record it on his iPhone!

The Longest Year - Rockwood Music Hall
April 01, 2017 - East Village

Valley Maker - Rockwood Music Hall
April 01, 2017 - East Village

Joshua Hatcher - Rockwood Music Hall
April 01, 2017 - East Village

Joshua Hatcher is a singer, instrumentalist, composer, producer, and all around nice fellow based in Brooklyn, NY. A native of the vibrant musical collegetown of Ithaca, NY, Hatcher has been living and breathing music since emerging from the womb in 1986. Raised on a hearty diet of dusty old jazz records, golden-era hip hop cassettes, and a diverse smattering of folk, funk, and Brazilian samba, Hatcher has sculpted a unique brand of soulful music that is nestled pleasantly in an asteroid belt between a variety of celestial sounds.

NICOLAS BOUCHAUD & SONIA WIDER-ATHERTON The Emperor and the Nightingale Le Rossignol - FIAF
Through April 02, 2017 - Upper East Side

Two powerhouse French performers—stage actor Nicolas Bouchaud and acclaimed cellist Sonia Wieder Atherton—join forces to perform an imaginative, musical rendition of Hans Christian Anderson's treasured fairytale The Emperor and the Nightingale. The pair mix sounds from bells and all manners of music to tell the story of an emperor who tries to replace the love of a nightingale with a glittering mechanical bird.

James McMurtry - City Winery
April 02, 2017 - New York

James McMurtry's critically lauded first album Too Long in the Wasteland (1989) was produced by John Mellencamp and marked the beginning of a series of acclaimed projects for Columbia and Sugar Hill Records. In 1996, McMurtry received a Grammy nomination for Long Form Music Video for Where'd You Hide the Body. Additionally, It Had to Happen (1997) received the American Indie Award for Best Americana Album. In 2004, McMurtry released the universally lauded Live in Aught-Three on Compadre Records. The following year, Childish Things notched arguably his most critical praise, spending six weeks at No. 1 on the Americana Music Radio Chart in 2005 and 2006. In September 2006, Childish Things and "We Can't Make It Here" won the Americana Music Awards for Album and Song of the Year, respectively. McMurtry received more Americana Music Award nominations for 2008's Just Us Kids. This album marked his highest Billboard 200 chart position in more than nearly two decades. In 2009, Live in Europe was released, capturing the McMurtry band's first European tour and extraordinary live set. Along with seasoned band members Ronnie Johnson, Daren Hess, and Tim Holt, the disc features special guests Ian McLagan (The Faces) and Jon Dee Graham (True Believers, Skunks). Also, for the first time ever, video of the James McMurtry Band's live performance is available on the included DVD. The poignant lyrics of his immense catalog still ring true today. In 2011, "We Can't Make It Here" was cited among The Nation's "Best Protest Songs Ever." "'We Can't Make It Here,'" Bob Lefsetz wrote, "has stood the test of time because of its unmitigated truth." McMurtry's most recent album, Complicated Games, was released in 2015. McMurtry tours year round and consistently throws down unparalleled powerhouse performances. The Washington Post notes: "Much attention is paid to James McMurtry's lyrics and rightfully so: He creates a novel's worth of emotion and experience in four minutes of blisteringly stark couplets. What gets overlooked, however, is that he's an accomplished rock guitar player ... serious stuff, imparted by a singularly serious band."

Erra Phinehas, Auras, Circuitry - Webster Hall
April 02, 2017 - East Village

Peter Bernstein - The Village Vanguard
Through April 02, 2017 - New York

Masterworks Series - Bargemusic
April 02, 2017 - Brooklyn

"Politically Inspired: Chopin and Rzewski" Chopin Polonaise in C-sharp minor, Op. 26 No. 1 Mazurka in C Major, Op. 68 No. 1 Mazurka in G minor, Op. 67 No. 2 Mazurka in A minor, B. 140 "Emille Gaillard" Mazurka Op. 67 No. 4 Polonaise in A-flat Major, Op. 53 Rzewski The People United Will Never Be Defeated Ran Dank, piano

Phil Woods, Frank Wess, Jon Faddis, Barcelona Jazz Orchestra - Dizzy's Coca-Cola Jazz Club
Through April 02, 2017 - New York

With Brianna Thomas

DIVA Jazz Orchestra Celebrates the DIVAS - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
Through April 02, 2017 - New York

With Brianna Thomas

Boro-Linc Manhattan: Film Society of Lincoln Center presents Community Film Viewing and Making - Manny Cantor Center
April 02, 2017 - New York City

Composer-in-training Wolfgang Amadeus Schmutzinberry has been commissioned to write some music for the local Pickle Parade. But, before he marches off, he needs to learn how to combine different melodies in clever patterns to create musical forms such as ternary, rondo, and theme and variations. 2:00–3:00 pm Community Artist Workshop 3:00–4:00 pm Performance All Boro-Linc events are free and open to the public. These events are recommended for all ages and their family members, unless otherwise noted. All children must be accompanied by an adult. CLICK HERE TO RSVP! Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive early to secure your seats. All reserved seats will become available to the waitlist ten minutes before each performance.

Danilo Brito Quintet: Choro Meets Jazz - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
April 03, 2017 - New York

With mandolinist Danilo Brito, 7-string guitarist Carlos Moura, guitarist Guilherme Girardi, cavaquinho player Lucas Arantes, pandeiro player Brian Rice, and guitarist João Luiz Rezende Lopes. Choro is an enduringly popular genre of Brazilian music known for instrumental virtuosity, improvisation, syncopation, and counterpoint. In other words, it's a natural fit when it "meets jazz," as artists like Anat Cohen and Hamilton de Holanda have recently demonstrated. Tonight's performance features the young mandolin virtuoso Danilo Brito, who's already considered to be the premier choro mandolinist. Brito possesses the ultimate technical skill on his instrument, but it's his thoughtful expressiveness that resonates with listeners around the world. "Choro" means "to cry," but this music is more often bright than it is blue. It's going to be an uplifting evening as we welcome Brito for his Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola debut.

Danilo Brito Quintet: Choro Meets Jazz - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
April 03, 2017 - New York

With mandolinist Danilo Brito, 7-string guitarist Carlos Moura, guitarist Guilherme Girardi, cavaquinho player Lucas Arantes, pandeiro player Brian Rice, and guitarist João Luiz Rezende Lopes. Choro is an enduringly popular genre of Brazilian music known for instrumental virtuosity, improvisation, syncopation, and counterpoint. In other words, it's a natural fit when it "meets jazz," as artists like Anat Cohen and Hamilton de Holanda have recently demonstrated. Tonight's performance features the young mandolin virtuoso Danilo Brito, who's already considered to be the premier choro mandolinist. Brito possesses the ultimate technical skill on his instrument, but it's his thoughtful expressiveness that resonates with listeners around the world. "Choro" means "to cry," but this music is more often bright than it is blue. It's going to be an uplifting evening as we welcome Brito for his Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola debut.

The History of the World in 100 Performances with Adam Gopnik: Leontyne Price - David Rubenstein Atrium
April 03, 2017 - Lincoln Center

New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik's popular series of multimedia investigations is back! This time the focus is on Leontyne Price, the legendary American soprano who was at the peak of her vocal powers when Lincoln Center opened its doors in the mid-1960s. Using recording excerpts and archival footage from live appearances, Gopnik and guests—including sopranos Julia Bullock and Renée Fleming—dig into her incredible story.

Operators - Rough Trade NYC
April 04, 2017 - Brooklyn

Sonya Yoncheva CD Signing - Metropolitan Opera House
April 04, 2017 - Manhattan

Sonya Yoncheva will signs CDs of her newest recording dedicated to the music of Handel at the Met Opera Shop.

Chuck Redd Quartet - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
April 04, 2017 - New York

Vibraphonist Chuck Redd is an accomplished bandleader who has also toured and recorded with such artists as Mel Tormé, Bucky and John Pizzarelli, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown, Dick Hyman, and Monty Alexander. Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola audiences recently experienced his exquisite playing when he performed alongside Bucky Pizzarelli and Ken Peplowski. Now he's coming back to the club to lead his own group. There are two things you can always count on when Redd's performing: a top-notch band, and swinging takes on timeless standards in the jazz, blues, and American popular song idioms.

Chuck Redd Quartet - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
April 04, 2017 - New York

Vibraphonist Chuck Redd is an accomplished bandleader who has also toured and recorded with such artists as Mel Tormé, Bucky and John Pizzarelli, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown, Dick Hyman, and Monty Alexander. Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola audiences recently experienced his exquisite playing when he performed alongside Bucky Pizzarelli and Ken Peplowski. Now he's coming back to the club to lead his own group. There are two things you can always count on when Redd's performing: a top-notch band, and swinging takes on timeless standards in the jazz, blues, and American popular song idioms.

New Juilliard Ensemble - Alice Tully Hall
April 04, 2017 -

Joel Sachs, conductor TBD, vocal soloist Zachary Hann, saxophones JONATHAN CZINER Work TBD (world premiere, composed for NJE) THEO CHANDLER Work TBD (world premiere, composed for NJE) FARANGIS NURULLA-KHOJA (Tajikistan/Canada) Ravishi nur (Transmission of Light) for saxophone and chamber orchestra (2011, US premiere) UNSUK CHIN (Korea/Germany) Gougalon (2009-11)

John Mayer : The Search for Everything World Tour - Madison Square Garden
April 05, 2017 - New York

Tickets on sale Feb. 2. With special guest The Record Company.

The Weeks - Rough Trade NYC
April 05, 2017 - Brooklyn

ANJANA ROY (SITAR) + POLASH GOMES (TABLA) - The Rubin Museum of Art
April 05, 2017 - Chelsea

Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the Museum's spiral staircase. Artists who specialize in music from the Himalayas and South Asia are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries.

Propaganda by Design - Museum of the City of New York
April 05, 2017 - East Harlem

Inspired by our upcoming exhibition Posters and Patriotism: Selling WWI in New York (opens April 5th) and the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I, a panel of leading graphic designers will discuss a selection of rarely-exhibited propaganda posters -- and consider parallels in the world of graphic design and illustration today.

John K. Samson & The Winter Wheat - The Bowery Ballroom
April 05, 2017 - NYC

Singer/songwriter John K. Samson enlists the rhythm section from his renowned band The Weakerthans for much of his second solo album, Winter Wheat, availablefrom Epitaph/ANTI, October 21st, 2016.Inspired by the search for connection and community, his hometown of Winnipeg, and our individual and collective struggles with addictions to drugs, screens, and fossil fuels, John K. Samson's new full-length album, Winter Wheat,isa sprawling, masterful and timely work by a writer at the peak of his powers. Winter Wheat was produced in garages and homes through a challenging Winnipeg winter by Samson's partner and collaborator, Christine Fellows, and his Weakerthans co-founder and drummer/multi-instrumentalist Jason Tait, and mixed in the spring in Toronto by Robbie Lackritz (Bahamas, Feist). The spare and thoughtful arrangements also feature Greg Smith of The Weakerthans on electric bass, Ashley Au on double and electric bass, Leanne Zacharias on cello, and Shotgun Jimmie on electric guitar. Several of the 15 songs, most directly Select All Delete, Vampire Alberta Blues, and VPW 13 Blues, are inspired by Neil Young's enduring 1974 album On the Beach, and that record's honest and unvarnished spirit is evident throughout Winter Wheat. Postdoc Blues follows an aging student struggling to maintain faith in the possibility of a better world, while Fellow Traveller is loosely based on the life of the British art critic and Soviet spy Anthony Blunt. 150 years of Winnipeg's history is revealed in the two and a half minutes of Oldest Oak at Brookside, and Samson's recurring characters Virtute the cat and her troubled human companion (from The Weakerthans songs Plea from a Cat Named Virtute and Virtute the Cat Explains Her Departure) make their final appearances in 17th Street Treatment Centre and Virtute at Rest. Like the crop itself, which is planted in the fall, sprouts, goes dormant through months of snow and rises in the spring, Winter Wheat is a determined, beautiful, resilient response to difficult and extraordinary times.

Wednesdays at One: Vocal Arts - Alice Tully Hall
April 05, 2017 -

Juilliard artists share their talent with the community in these free, hour-long lunchtime concerts on Wednesday afternoons throughout the season.

Andrew Combs - Rough Trade NYC
April 06, 2017 - Brooklyn

Inga Copeland - Knitting Factory Brooklyn
April 06, 2017 - Brooklyn

Comparative Zoning: Looking to Other Cities - Museum of the City of New York
April 06, 2017 - East Harlem

New York City's groundbreaking 1916 Zoning Resolution inspired major cities around the world to create their own zoning codes. One hundred years later, what can New York learn from the approaches that other cities have taken to zoning? Some municipalities, like Philadelphia, have overhauled their ordinances altogether—should New York consider such a sweeping change? Join us to discuss zoning beyond the five boroughs.

Michael Feinstein: The Unforgettable Nat 'King' Cole - The Appel Room
Through April 06, 2017 - New York

With hits such as "The Christmas Song," "Unforgettable," "Nature Boy," and "(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66," Michael Feinstein – known as the Ambassador of the Great American Songbook – explores the artistry of quintessential crooner Nat "King" Cole. With the Tedd Firth Big Band and special guest vocalists, Feinstein will channel the extraordinary qualities that made Cole a star on stage and on screen. Vocalists include crooner Denzal Sinclaire and Loston Harris. Sinclaire joined the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in 2015 for its Big Band Holidays tour, and he recently performed a critically-acclaimed tribute to Nat "King" Cole. Harris is a suave vocalist and gifted pianist, an Appel Room veteran, and a 2017 headliner at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. Audiences will enjoy the songs, incredible stories, charismatic showmanship, and masterful piano playing that defined Cole's career, as Feinstein launches the sixth consecutive season of the best-selling Jazz & Popular Song series.

Michael Feinstein: The Unforgettable Nat 'King' Cole - The Appel Room
April 06, 2017 - New York

With hits such as "The Christmas Song," "Unforgettable," "Nature Boy," and "(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66," Michael Feinstein – known as the Ambassador of the Great American Songbook – explores the artistry of quintessential crooner Nat "King" Cole. With the Tedd Firth Big Band and special guest vocalists, Feinstein will channel the extraordinary qualities that made Cole a star on stage and on screen. Vocalists include crooner Denzal Sinclaire and Loston Harris. Sinclaire joined the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in 2015 for its Big Band Holidays tour, and he recently performed a critically-acclaimed tribute to Nat "King" Cole. Harris is a suave vocalist and gifted pianist, an Appel Room veteran, and a 2017 headliner at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. Audiences will enjoy the songs, incredible stories, charismatic showmanship, and masterful piano playing that defined Cole's career, as Feinstein launches the sixth consecutive season of the best-selling Jazz & Popular Song series.

Juilliard Jazz Orchestra - Alice Tully Hall
April 06, 2017 -

The Music of Wynton Marsalis The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra performs the large ensemble music of Juilliard Jazz director Wynton Marsalis in its only Alice Tully Hall concert of the season. Wynton Marsalis, guest conductor

Meklit - David Rubenstein Atrium
April 06, 2017 - Lincoln Center

Atrium 360° Join Ethiopia-born, San Francisco–based singer-songwriter Meklit for a danceable celebration of Ethiopian grooves and pentatonic melodies, with bumping horn lines and poetic impact. Drawing on the haunting, nostalgic Tizita music of her heritage as well as the jazz, folk music, hip-hop, and art rock of her current home, this "stunning" artist (San Francisco Chronicle) creates music from the "in-between spaces." A cultural activist, TED Senior Fellow, and cofounder of The Nile Project, Meklit's TED talk, The Unexpected Beauty of Everyday Sounds, has been watched by more than 1 million people. For this special evening at the Atrium, she marks the release of her third solo album This Was Made Here, produced by Grammy-winning songwriter/producer Dan Wilson (Adele, John Legend, Dixie Chicks) and inspired by Dr. Mulatu Astatke, the Godfather of Ethio-Jazz.

Instrumental Klezmer Workshop - Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
April 06, 2017 - Red Hook

In 2011 we added a Klezmer Workshop to the series, and it has been slowly and steadily gaining momentum. We hope that in our beautiful new setting it will continue to flourish. Often led by series director, Aaron Alexander, the focus is on learning classic klezmer repertoire – usually we'll learn a couple tunes every week. We learn common dance forms and their proper rhythms, the common klezmer modes, melodic ornamentation, accompanying parts, and whatever people want to learn. We often will have the concert artist lead the workshop. In the past we've had Pete Sokolow, Frank London, Michael Winograd, Margot Leverett, Zevy Zions, Matt Darriau, and others guest lead the workshop. Bring your own instrument and music stand. We learn both by ear and with written music. Music will usually, but not always, be available for C, Bb, and Eb instruments. There is a discounted fee if you take the workshop and attend the concert – $35

THE OUTER SPACE - The Public Theater
Through April 09, 2017 - Manhattan

This season, Ethan Lipton (No Place to Go, Tumacho) returns to The Public with a new adventure in bittersweet and hilariously off-kilter storytelling. With music composed and performed by Ethan Lipton, Vito Dieterle, Eben Levy and Ian Riggs, THE OUTER SPACE follows two human beings who buy an old spaceship, leaving the noise, pollution and overpriced rents of Earth for the vast beauty and treacherous terrain of the final frontier. But can they survive the mission? Leigh Silverman (No Place to Go, Well, Violet) directs this out-of-this-world musical about the impossible quest to create a sustainable life. The New York Times calls Obie-winning playwright and songwriter Ethan Lipton an "expert at keeping music, jokes and...narrative tightly knitted together into one consistent human package." Doors will open by 6:00pm and all audience members should plan to arrive at Joe's Pub and be seated by 6:30pm to ensure their reserved seating. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of Joe's Pub Management.

Gently down the Stream - Joe's Pub at The Public Theater
Through April 09, 2017 - Greenwich Village

Tony winner Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song Trilogy, Hairspray) takes the stage in a ravishing world premiere by one of the most influential playwrights of our time, Tony nominee Martin Sherman (Bent, The Boy From Oz). Fierstein plays Beau, a pianist expat living in London, who meets Rufus, an eccentric young lawyer, at the dawn of the internet dating revolution. After a life spent recovering from the disappointment and hurt of loving men in a world that refused to allow it, Beau is determined to keep his expectations low with Rufus. But Rufus comes from a new generation of gay men who believe happiness is as much their right as anyone else's, and what Beau assumed would be just another fling grows into one of the most surprising and defining relationships of his life. A remarkably moving, brilliantly funny love story, GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM reflects the triumphs and heartbreaks of the entire length of the gay rights movement, celebrating and mourning the ghosts of the men and women who led the way for equality, marriage and the right to dream. Tony nominee Sean Mathias (Waiting for Godot/No Man's Land, Indiscretions) directs.

Eric Reed Quartet - The Village Vanguard
Through April 09, 2017 - New York

Christian McBride Big Band - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
Through April 09, 2017 - New York

With leader/bassist Christian McBride; MC Danny Ray; pianist Xavier Davis; drummer Quincy Phillips; trumpeters Frank Greene, Freddie Hendrix, Brandon Lee, Nabate Isles; trombonists Michael Dease, Steve Davis, James Burton, Douglas Purviance; tenor saxophonists Ron Blake, Dan Pratt; alto saxophonists Steve Wilson, Todd Bashore; and baritone saxophonist Carl Maraghi. GRAMMY® Award-winning bassist Christian McBride first composed for big band in 1995 as a commission for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. The master musician has since appeared on over 300 recordings and is easily one of the most accomplished bassists alive. Now a leader of his own GRAMMY® Award-winning Big Band, featuring a staggering and diverse lineup of top musicians, McBride simultaneously shows off his compositional talent and unmatched ability to drive a band from behind the bass. This hip new group combines the classic big band sounds of the Swing Era with more than half a century of post-bop influences. You simply can't go wrong when McBride is in charge.

Christian McBride Big Band - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
Through April 09, 2017 - New York

With leader/bassist Christian McBride; MC Danny Ray; pianist Xavier Davis; drummer Quincy Phillips; trumpeters Frank Greene, Freddie Hendrix, Brandon Lee, Nabate Isles; trombonists Michael Dease, Steve Davis, James Burton, Douglas Purviance; tenor saxophonists Ron Blake, Dan Pratt; alto saxophonists Steve Wilson, Todd Bashore; and baritone saxophonist Carl Maraghi. GRAMMY® Award-winning bassist Christian McBride first composed for big band in 1995 as a commission for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. The master musician has since appeared on over 300 recordings and is easily one of the most accomplished bassists alive. Now a leader of his own GRAMMY® Award-winning Big Band, featuring a staggering and diverse lineup of top musicians, McBride simultaneously shows off his compositional talent and unmatched ability to drive a band from behind the bass. This hip new group combines the classic big band sounds of the Swing Era with more than half a century of post-bop influences. You simply can't go wrong when McBride is in charge.

GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM - The Public Theater
Through May 14, 2017 - Manhattan

Tony winner Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song Trilogy, Hairspray) takes the stage in a ravishing world premiere by one of the most influential playwrights of our time, Tony nominee Martin Sherman (Bent, The Boy From Oz). Fierstein plays Beau, a pianist expat living in London, who meets Rufus, an eccentric young lawyer, at the dawn of the internet dating revolution. After a life spent recovering from the disappointment and hurt of loving men in a world that refused to allow it, Beau is determined to keep his expectations low with Rufus. But Rufus comes from a new generation of gay men who believe happiness is as much their right as anyone else's, and what Beau assumed would be just another fling grows into one of the most surprising and defining relationships of his life. A remarkably moving, brilliantly funny love story, GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM reflects the triumphs and heartbreaks of the entire length of the gay rights movement, celebrating and mourning the ghosts of the men and women who led the way for equality, marriage and the right to dream. Tony nominee Sean Mathias (Waiting for Godot/No Man's Land, Indiscretions) directs.

Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim - Society of Illustrators
Through September 06, 2017 - New York

Solomon R. Guggenheim's wholehearted embrace of modern art around the age of 68 was not so dissimilar from his philosophy for succeeding in business. He had never shied away from pioneering, or introducing novel methods, in his prosperous career as a mining industrialist. Having collected art privately since the 1890s, he was ripe for fresh inspiration when he fatefully encountered the German?born artist Hilla Rebay and the innovations of the contemporary avant-garde. Guggenheim and Rebay were closely aligned from 1929, when they began assembling an art collection grounded in nonobjectivity—a strand of abstraction with spiritual underpinnings—until Solomon's death 20 years later. This defining focus distinguished the eponymous foundation Guggenheim established in New York in June 1937. Two years later the Museum of Non?Objective Painting, the forerunner of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, debuted in New York.

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