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   May 4

Free MAFRIKA MUSIC FESTIVAL June 5th 2016 MARCUS GARVEY PARK

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We are very excited to bring you some of the finest bands from Harlem,,New York and the rest of the world for a day celebration of the arts, music and life! We hope you join us! June 5th 2016 from 12pm to 6 pm at Marcus Garvey Park (18 Mt Morris Park W, New York, NY 10027 / 120 street and 5th Avenue) Bands are welcome to submit at mafrikabooking@gmail.com

6-7pm: Yoshiki Miura Group - Jazz / Funk / Bossa Nova

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www.reverbnation.com/yoshikimiura
20 years veterans performing in the New York City area, with a funky, energetic jazz sound. His music crosses the traditional modern jazz boundaries, injecting R&B, and Latin styles.

7-8pm: Cameron Mizell Organ Trio- Jazz

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www.soundcloud.com/destiny-records-music/sets/cameron-mizell-negative-spaces/s-CF0VU
Freelance guitarist, educator, and music industry consultant, Cameron Mizell has built a reputation of consistent, quality professionalism. He performs frequently in New York City with a wide variety of ensembles, covering a wide variety of repertoire. As a guitarist, Mizell has released four albums as a leader. His latest, The Edge Of Visibility, is his first solo recording of original compositions and in studio improvisations, utilizing looping and effects to create dynamic and unique tones. Teaching private guitar and mandolin lessons has been a steady part of Mizell's routine for nearly 20 years. He has written lessons for his own website and Premier Guitar, and most regularly teaches on Skype, to students across the United States. Mizell's experience at Universal Music Group's Verve Records, along with being an independent artist, has given him unique insight into the greater music industry. He has consulted for a variety of artists and labels, specializing in production and creative management. Currently he is working with a small, artist run jazz label,

8-9pm: Hive - Fusion

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www.hivemusic.net
Members of Hive have played extensively in New York and the states, and have appeared internationally in Germany, France and the Netherlands. Collectively, members of the trio have played the following venues: Pianos, Cake Shop, 12-Nights Miami: Electronic Music and Arts Festival, San Francisco Festival of Contemporary Music, Subterranean Art House, The Stone, Merkin Concert Hall, The Firehouse Space, Vaudeville Park, Arelene’s Grocery, ABC No Rio, The Secrete Theatre, Volksbhune, The Salvador Dali Museum, The Path Café, Goodbye Blue Monday, The Way Station, The Gutter, Le Temps Machine, Silvana, An Beal Bacht, Botanica, The Queens Kickshaw, and Melkweg, amongst numerous other venues.

10-11pm - Evan Brum & Band - Singer Songwriter

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www.evanbrum.com
Do you want to know about the downside of love? Listen to the eponymous debut album by Evan Brum and The Royal High. The New York City-based songwriter crafts nine brooding, dark and moody songs enhanced with his gritty vocals, most of which focus on different aspects of the negative side of relationships.

11pm-12am: Tree House -Reggae Jam Rock

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www.treehousetheband.com
East Coast Reggae Jam Rock band, TreeHouse! jams hundreds of shows a year, sharing stages with 311, SOJA, Steel Pulse, Dirty Heads, The Wailers, Pepper, and more, as well as spreading their music and their message to thousands of people who are ready for something refreshingly new. The TreeHouse! single, "Blessings" was picked by Stephen Marley and Ky-Mani Marley as one of the top 20 out of hundreds of contestants in the Marley's Music Uprising. With two official albums out on iTunes and a 3rd on the way, over 7000 fans and growing, and solid touring from Florida to Vermont to Tennessee to the Virgin Islands, and every festival in between, this band is thriving in 2016!

12-3:45am: DJ Dakar

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www.soundcloud.com/dj-dakar-nyc
DJ Dakar is from the Pikine neighborhood of Dakar, Senegal, and now lives in Harlem, New York City. He got his start in the music business as an audio technician for radio and television in Dakar. He also DJ'd Dakar's late-night, hip-hop radio show "Hotmix" on WALF-FM. Now in New York, DJ Dakar's music is distinguished by his mixing of the latest hits in dance, hip-hop, Sengalese mbalax, reggae, Ivorian couper decaler, Congolese soukous, salsa, reggaeton and more.
May 5

6-7pm: The Jack Squared Quartet -Jazz

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www.jackwaughmusic.com
Jack Waugh is one of the most talked about up and coming guitar players in the DC area. He has performed at venues including the Strathmore, the 930 Club, Jammin' Java, Twins Jazz Club, and Somethin Jazz Club in NYC. He has played in groups of various styles including jazz, rock, fusion, and pop, and is being noted for his compositional skill as well as his remarkable musicianship.

7-8pm: Brad Shepik's NYU World Ensemble - Jazz

www.bradshepik.com
Brad Shepik- guitar Dara Karbossian- tenor saxophone Eric Quinn- trombone Miguel Gallardo- keyboards Gary Rosenak- guitar Jesse Byram-Carter-bass Ken Ychicawa-drums "Electric folk from the Balkans to Brookyn and beyond"

8-9pm: Chartwell Dutiro with Timbila- Traditional

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www.chartwellusa.wordpress.com
New York based Afrodelic group, Timbila - a band dedicated to adapting traditional music from Zimbabwe and Mozambique with a rock ‘n’ roll attitude, collaborate with Chartwell Dutiro, one of the most remarkable and unusual mbira masters of Zimbabwe. Chartwell Dutiro, with his deep gifted knowledge of mbira, is on a mission to heal souls, bridge cultures, and change the world. This collaboration stands alone in its beauty and capacity to transcend genres, open hearts and rock the house! https://soundcloud.com/timbila

9-10pm: Latoya - Singer

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www.latoyasongstresscooper.com
Two years ago, Latoya Songstress Cooper didn’t just get lucky at a chance to live her dreams. She chose to weave her dreams into a very real and very tangible part of her life. “When something is your passion, there’s no fighting it,” she says. A classically trained vocalist and guitarist, Latoya grew up performing songs by Whitney Houston, Denise Williams, Melissa Morgan, Teena Marie, Oleta Adams, Anita Baker, and Nancy Wilson. "Singing is how I connect with God. That's the reason singing and songwriting is so important to me,” the songstress says. “I stopped singing for 10 years due to life situations, but I have a second chance to get things right." Two years ago she returned to the music world and has performed before sold-out audiences, with international artists, and made guest appearances at various churches and events in the Dallas and Oklahoma City areas. Latoya is committed to serving her community through weekly voluntarism and working with children to cultivate their passion for the arts.

10-11pm: Mishti - Pop

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www.mishti.com
Freddie King meets Kate Bush in Palestine... in Power Trio form? Why not?! Joining vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Mishti are R&B funk-master Anthony Candullo on bass (Live Society, Myles Mancuso) and metal/groove king Matt Graff on Drums (The Brighton Beat, Chevonne and the Fuzz, 6th Degree). For more information, please check out www.mishti.com

11pm-12am: Cuzins The Band- Rock / Blues / Funk

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgK4dkvwKbk
Eclectic team of music professionals (we never fuck up) who's been jamming together since 70's. Freelancing on various music projects for major labels like Atlantic and Warner Bros Music Group we've decided to get together as a friendly collective to fight dark side of music industry and bring the light on our fans, who are also our friends, who are also our cuzins..

12-3:45am: DJ Nenim from Nigeria

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www.hulkshare.com/DjNeNiM1
N3NiM is a DJ/Producer & Mixing Engineer with some fruitful years of experience. His stronghold is House music, more specifically Afrofunk & Soul, Funk, Afrobeat, Hip Hop . He also makes his own beats and remixes.
May 6

6-7pm: Rebecca Sullivan- Jazz Vocalist

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www.rebeccasullivanjazz.com
It’s more than a little ironic that Rebecca Sullivan discovered her jazz calling in Russia. Remember, not so long ago, when jazz and other American music were banned there? But the Cold War was long over in 2004, when she spent a semester abroad studying Russian literature in St. Petersburg. Jazz clubs abounded there. And she could get into them, free of the drinking-age restriction that kept her out of nightclubs in her college town of Portland, Oregon. Hearing the music performed live was a revelation. “I had no idea songs could sound like that,” she said.

7-8pm: Mtali Banda - Soul / Jazz

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www.facebook.com/mtalimusic/timeline
The Springfield, MA based Jeremy Turgeon Quintet (Also known as JTQ) is a fresh new sound in the jazz scene. They fuse traditional jazz elements with current RnB and neo-soul sounds that leave listeners always wanting more. The band formed a little over a year ago, and they have already started to develop a serious reputation. They have been seen at the Stone Soul Festival, Indie Soul Festival, Northampton City Strut, and many other stages. They have played with various artists such as Nichelle Mungo, Braxton Cook (who currently tours with Christian Scott), Jo Sallins, and many more! They have also opened for The Nth Power at HINGE in Northamton, MA. The band also often features vocalists: Jeremy Wilson, and Nichelle Mungo at various gigs. The JTQ is now made up of five members: Jeremy Turgeon: Trumpet Mtali Banda: Tenor Saxophone Jarreau Pitts: Keys/Synths Forest Loomis-Dulong: Upright and Electric Bass Ashdon Reynolds: Drums

8-9pm: J-MUSIC Ensemble - Jazz

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www.jmusicband.com
The J-MUSIC Ensemble is an NYC-based, jazz-rooted instrumental band that is devoted to bringing new perspectives to modern Japanese music. This strikingly sonorous 8-piece band combines the elements of the electric guitar, keyboards, bass, and drums with a full horn section--saxophone, trumpet, and trombone--to deliver a full and powerful, yet dynamic, sound. Following in the jazz tradition, the horns do not play a background role in this instrumentation; instead, they are at the forefront and are put in the same role as leading singers.

9-10pm: The Blue Project - Funk / Blues

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www.daniel-petroni.wix.com/theblueproject
As guitarist Danny Petroni explains it, The Blue Project, his band and its self-titled first release, began as a reaction to hurricane Sandy. Work for Jersey Shore musicians was sparse after Sandy’s devastation: “Gigs cancelled, venues damaged, all music productions stopped in the immediate area.” Petroni’s idea was to create some work for local musicians with a locally produced blues record using his own original compositions. “The Danny Petroni Blue Project was born.”

10pm-12am: Royal Khaoz - Reggae

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www.royalkhaozband.com
A mere modern musical "hookup", a group of young and aspiring musicians start out on a quest to fulfill their childhood dreams. A dream that entails the transportation of their interpretation of different genres of music to a mass willing to listen.

12-3.45am: DJ Birane from Ivory Coast

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www.eburnee.com
One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
May 7

4-6pm: Black Diaries celebrates Mommy -Poetry / Music / Dance

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www.eventbrite.com/e/black-diaries-celebrates-mommy-tickets-24670800027
It’s a Mother’s Day Celebration! Come join us for a night of artistic expression through music, dance, poetry and conversation as we discuss the Black Mother experience.

6-7pm: Zander Michigan - Folk / Blues / Rock

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www.zandermichigan.com/
Zander Michigan is a folk/blues singer/songwriter from Detroit, MI. He plays the guitar, the harmonica, and sometimes even plays the fool. His Bob Dylan style vocals, heavy strum, and cheeky lyrics make him a classic sounding musician in an age of futuristic banter.

7-8pm: Johnny Seven - Rock / Blues

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www.facebook.com/Johnny-Seven-211914653881/
Johnny Seven is an awesome original band lead by former NYC Principal and all around . This anti-folk veteran boasts four CDs, a killer live show and a line-up that has had only one change in fifteen years.

8-10pm: Goldie's Kreation - Old School R&B

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www.goldieskreation.com
Goldie's Kreation is an Old School R&B/Disco Cover Band. Kreation has been together sense 2010 and still going strong. Kreation has played all over the New York region down to the Carolina's. Kreation is made up of 6 or more Members. Each Kreation Band Member have been in this business over 40 years. Kreation have members who played with such people as Sam & Dave, Drifters, Moments, Lonnie YoungBlood, Marcus Miller just to name the few. Goldie's Kreation aim to make you feel good all over. There's no music task Goldie's Kreation can't handle.

10pm-12am: Kitoko Groove from Congo

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

12-3:45am: DJ Fols from Nigeria

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www.hulkshare.com/DJ_FOLS
DJ FOLS is a DJ who has been around for a while and is based out of Brooklyn, NY. He specializes in all types of music from African tunes (Nigerian, Ghana, Coupe Decale, Soukous), to current hip-hop music to old school jams, reggae/dancehall, soca. These are just to name a few. He does it all – weddings, birthday parties, parades, baby showers, in-house parties and is definitely a regular on the club scene. As a professional DJ and also someone who grew up in a music-oriented household, he has perfected the art of assessing his crowd and selecting and belting out tunes that keep them on their feet until the “party done”.
May 8

4-6pm: Monthly Featured Visual Artist Opening Party: A. Adeyemi

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​As a native New Yorker​, AdeRonke Adeyemi's portraits shows an authenticity that transcends race and region. Each piece starts with a person, then a slow drawing process so that each line and stroke is a true representation of that person. "What I like about this series is the play on the title. Its a big word that takes up so much space in areas of science and nature. I, we, women take up space. I'm in love with the idea of of how we're constantly birthing nations of ideas and technologies.

5-8pm: The Shrine Sunday Jazz Jam Session with Lu Reid

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www.myspace.com/lureidangel
Spontaneous Jazz does not happen at Lincoln Center...or BAM!!! It is still in Harlem, where my friends and I live it every day. All the musicians on these streets are stars. When I was a kid and I first heard the sweet language of that magical Jazz I was hooked for life. You just soaked it up and couldn't help but be moved by it as you walked the streets. I can still feel that kaleidoscope of sound, and I want to bring it to you each and every Sunday.

8-10pm: Blu Cha Cha - Latin Jazz

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www.facebook.com/BluChaChaNYC/?fref=ts
My name is Trombonita and I lead a band called Blu Cha Cha. Blue Cha Cha, while Latin based, is a fusion of Blues, Jazz, Salsa, Reggae, Ska, R&B, Funk, Motown and Standards. The band consists of keyboard, guitar, bass, drums, percussion, flute and three trombones! The arranging and writing is done by me, Trombonita.

10pm-12am: Mark Dillon Band - Reggae

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www.facebook.com/guitsman?fref=ts
Artists I've opened for: Sanchez, Shabba, Freddie McGregor, Barrington Levy, Bounty Killa, Luciano, Tanya Stephens, Mad Cobra, T.O.K, Richie Stephens, Ward 21, Richie Spice, Yellowman, Chuck Fenda, Anthony Cruz, Cecile, Red Rat, The Mighty Sparrow, Alton Ellis, Beres Hammond, Buju Banton, Junior Holt and many more.

12-3:45am: Crown Kings Reggae Sundays - Reggae Night

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www.facebook.com/CrownKingsNYC/photos/a.443617304297.243330.246771859297/10152167662574298/?type=3&theater
"Crown Kings Reggae Sundays" DJ Ceace *Dj Blue Steele *DJ Rio *Kimani
May 9

6-7pm: David Gonzalez Quartet- Jazz

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Bassist and composer David Gonzalez has performed and collaborated with an extremely diverse range of artists that has inspired him to develope his own identifiable sound. Known for his inventive grooves and hummable melodies, David draws from the jazz tradition and a range of influences from rock and folk to 20th century classical music tradition, seamlessly blending them into a cinematic, cohesive whole.

7-8pm: Eva Klesse Quarted - Jazz

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www.evaklesse.de
Evgeny Ring - Saxophon Philipp Frischkorn - Piano Robert Lucaciu - Kontrabass Eva Klesse - Schlagzeug, Komposition

8pm-12am: The Shrine's Sifer -Hip Hop and Spoken Words Open Mic

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www.iamlikwuid.com
"Likwuid blends her noble rhymes with lip biting grooves, I feel fortunate that her craft and beautiful spirit are rising in this decade as a contemporary. After experiencing Likwuid Stylez, i feel fully satisfied from the frontal lobe to the hip bones." -Esperanza Spalding, Grammy Award Winner

12-3:45am: DJ Natt from Japan

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www.soundcloud.com/djnatt
With 13 years experience, DJ Natt is a very famous and professional dj in Tokyo. He started his career in NY since 2015. He spins Hip Hop,RnB,Reggae,Dancehall,Soca,Latin,Naija,House and Electronic.
May 10

6-7pm: Bonbon Alcoolise - Djeka Music from Burkina Faso

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfPsHYC51jY

7-8pm: André Carvalho Quintet - Jazz

8-10pm: Reincarnation - Pop

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10-11pm:Isaiah Jamel- Christian / Inspirational / Alternative / Soul

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www.facebook.com/isaiahjamel1
Isaiah Jamel is a humble Singer/Songwriter/Musician who is taking his music to new levels. Soulful, Original and Relevant have been words used to describe the versatility heard throughout his musical portraits.
May 11

6-7pm: John Speck Sextet- Jazz OHL

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www.johnspeckmusic.com/silhouette-sextet
John Speck is a seasoned and versatile recording and performing trombonist who has worked with legendary Jazz, Funk, Jamaican, Afro Cuban and Afro Puerto Rican musicians for over 20 years. He is currently based in the New York area.

7-8pm: Adam Machaskee - Jazz

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www.adammachaskee.com
Adam Machaskee is a recent graduate of Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts where he earned his Masters of Music degree studying with New York area professionals Conrad Herwig and Andy Hunter. Originally from Cleveland Ohio, Adam studied with such locals as Mark Russo, Mike Shively and Paul Ferguson. He then completed a Bachelors of Music degree in Jazz Studies from University of Cincinnati’s College – Conservatory of music. There he studied with professors Marc Fields, Tim Anderson, and Kim Pensyl. At Rutgers University, Adam had the privilege of performing in the school’s top ensembles including the Scarlet Knights Jazz Trombones, winners of the 2011 International Trombone Association’s (ITA) Kai Winding Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition.

8-9pm: Big Beat - Jazz OHL

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www.facebook.com/BigBeatJazz?_rdr=p
Big Beat plays hip hop. Big Beat plays modern jazz. And Big Beat is a big band, but don't think we sound like Glenn Miller. Formed by a trio of arrangers and composers who are fed up with music that is just plain boring, Big Beat doesn't discriminate when it comes to genres. With a powerful 13 piece horn section, driving rhythm section, and soulful vocalists, Big Beat is the only band that can play tunes by Maxwell and Mulgrew Miller in the same set. It's music that feels good and makes you feel like dancing. And it's something you won't want to miss.

9-10pm: August - Folk Rock

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www.reverbnation.com/play_now/23916444?utm_campaign=a_public_songs&utm_medium=unknown&utm_source=page_object_news_item
With Farin and Taylor graduating from Columbia University and City College respectively, and with GW having returned to New York after his global book tour, the boys are ready to return to playing shows. And, as they are nearing the release of their first EP, self titled August, they feel more ready than ever to share their music with New York City.

10-11pm: AmeriKan Dream Collection

May 12

6pm-12am: Unite The Vibe - Showcase

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www.unitethevibe.com

12-3:45am: DJ Nenim from Nigeria

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www.hulkshare.com/DjNeNiM1
N3NiM is a DJ/Producer & Mixing Engineer with some fruitful years of experience. His stronghold is House music, more specifically Afrofunk & Soul, Funk, Afrobeat, Hip Hop . He also makes his own beats and remixes.
May 13

6-7pm Rob McMahon - Folk

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www.facebook.com/RobMcMahon/timeline
Rob McMahon sings songs to nourish the heart and soul as they make the epic journey.

7-8pm: Will Pfrang -

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www.willpfrang.com/home.html
Recently Pfrang opened for The Smithereens, Sam Llanas and the Grammy award winning Rebirth Brass Band. Will Pfrang's first place finish at the Winter Jam music competition earned him a headliner spot at the renowned Strawberry Fest and The Wine and Harvest Festival. Will performed at Boulder Colorado's Big Hootenanny and is looking forward to his sixth Rocky Mountain Song School, including a performance at The Wildflower Pavilion in Lyons Colorado. Pfrang has been writing and performing his original music for years and his lyrical style is both refreshing and welcome. ​At 16, Will's first EP "I'm Right Here" was met with wonderful reviews and several songs are featured on his new full length album "All Figured Out". Will's solid new sound and candid lyrics offer his band a rich pallet of emotional sensibilities and musical journeys to build on, and his listeners really like what they hear. One of his new songs "My Kind of Madness" stems from Pfrang's time and volunteer work with disabled kids and brings a captivating sound and original perspective...as to that "one little thing" that makes each one of us different and special in our own unique way.

8-9pm: Kheloui Lounès- Kabyle Music

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9-10pm: Sir Cadian Rhythm - Rock / Fusion

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www.scrofficial.com
Sir Cadian Rhythm is a 5 piece Rock Fusion band hailing from Long Island, New York. Members include Jack Weppler (Vocals), Alex Laudani (Guitar), Richie Cluxton (Bass), Micah Cowher (Drums), Matt Carlin (Keyboards, Horn, Vocals). Each have vastly different musical backgrounds and styles that range from progressive rock, funk and metal to pop, classical and jazz music. By blending these eclectic styles of music you end up with something quite unique; something called Sir Cadian Rhythm. The band formed back in March of 2014 and began making a name for themselves months later once they began playing shows locally on Long Island. They released their first self titled EP in February 2015 and received a range of recognition for it from countless music blogs, magazines and radio stations across New York.

10pm-12am: Michael Veal & Aqua IFE - Afro-Beat

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFyyAGEhApk
Aqua Ife is a 12-piece band led by bassist Michael Veal, playing instrumental Afrobeat-jazz inspired by Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and other greats of African music, jazz and funk.

12-3.45am: DJ Birane from Ivory Coast

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www.eburnee.com
One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
May 14

2-6pm: RISE For The Cause-Benefit for AIDS Walk

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6-7pm: Ed & Greta - Blues / Rock

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www.goodvsevilshow.com
As everyone knows, songs have messages of good and not-so-good built in. Songs are like little plays; the songwriter is the playwright, the singer is the actor, the words are the script. When songs are about powerful topics like love and death, when they contain emotional messages, this gives the singer something to work with; similar to the reason that actors like to play vivid characters.

7-8pm: Noe Codjia Quartet - Jazz

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Gc8Jer6MQE
Noe Codjia - Trumpet Carlos Vivas - Guitar Daniel Durst - Bass Mariano G. Chamorro - Drums

8-9pm: Ben Sutin & Klazz Ma Tazz - Klezmer Music

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www.bensutinmusic.com
Born and raised in Southern New Jersey, Benjamin began his musical studies at 5 years of age when he asked his parents for a violin for his 5th birthday. He hasn't looked back since and added the piano to his arsenal only 3 years later. In high school, Benjamin began studying with master Jazz Violinist, John Blake Jr and attended the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz for weekly Jazz Ensembles and classes in Music Theory, Composition, History, Music Business and more.

9-10pm: Dubistry - Dub

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www.facebook.com/dubistry
NYC reggae, mento, ska and dub, featuring Dunia Best, Aram Sinnreich and Matt Urbania.

10pm-12am: SHAWN HAYNES & RHUSTY MILK - R& B Soul Blues

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www.reverbnation.com/shawnhaynes
The rumors are true! Shawn Haynes continues to charm fans describing his music as lyrical, wide-ranging and passionate. Shawn’s new EP Concrete Dreams vol. 2 has increased his already large listening audience. The new EP is a nonstop to the introduction Concrete Dreams. Concrete Dreams vol. 2 turns it up a bit with a dirty south feel on Streets is Just a Stage featuring Roc and Yella and Not About That Life featuring Thunny Brown is a for the ladies club joint. He describes his music as a mix “From my heart and soul - crooning rhythm and blues; and hip hop - driven by drum and base.”

12-3:45am: DJ JP Biamby

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www.dj.jpbiamby.com
DJ BIAMBY Presents Classic Afro-Beats, Coupe Decale, Hip Life, Najia, Dancehall, Reggae, Soca and the hottest Hip Hop & R&B.
May 15

5-8pm: The Shrine Sunday Jazz Jam Session with Lu Reid

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www.myspace.com/lureidangel
Spontaneous Jazz does not happen at Lincoln Center...or BAM!!! It is still in Harlem, where my friends and I live it every day. All the musicians on these streets are stars. When I was a kid and I first heard the sweet language of that magical Jazz I was hooked for life. You just soaked it up and couldn't help but be moved by it as you walked the streets. I can still feel that kaleidoscope of sound, and I want to bring it to you each and every Sunday.

8-10pm: The Unique Band - Soul / R&B

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp0oTZuzge4
The Unique Band is a NY based R band with a style of its own. Our vocalists bring an up close and personal touch to their performance. Our band has a fine group of well rounded musicians that are able to bring a unique flare to the music. We bring the party & the show with us! Even those less inclined to get up and dance have been seen (at the very least) tapping their feet and bopping along to the solid beats & rhythmic SOULFUL repertoire that is The UNIQUE BAND.

10pm-12am: Mark Dillon Band - Reggae

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www.facebook.com/guitsman?fref=ts
Artists I've opened for: Sanchez, Shabba, Freddie McGregor, Barrington Levy, Bounty Killa, Luciano, Tanya Stephens, Mad Cobra, T.O.K, Richie Stephens, Ward 21, Richie Spice, Yellowman, Chuck Fenda, Anthony Cruz, Cecile, Red Rat, The Mighty Sparrow, Alton Ellis, Beres Hammond, Buju Banton, Junior Holt and many more.

12-3:45am: Crown Kings Reggae Sundays - Reggae Night

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www.facebook.com/CrownKingsNYC/photos/a.443617304297.243330.246771859297/10152167662574298/?type=3&theater
"Crown Kings Reggae Sundays" DJ Ceace *Dj Blue Steele *DJ Rio *Kimani
May 16

7-8pm: The Muffinz- South African Jazz

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www.youtube.com/watch? v=_aLnIQETTks
It’s been three years since the release of their 19-track double album debut Have You Heard? And The Muffinz, a five- piece guitar-inclined band dedicated to live performance where all the guys do vocals, have released their second offering, Do What You Love. Ask each member of the band how they define their music and the responses are as varied as their personalities. Karabo Moeketsi on bass calls it: “Hybrid African music on steroids”. For lead electric guitarist Sifiso Buthelezi, “Liberated Afro Retro” is more fitting. Lead electric guitarist Simphiwe Kulla terms it “Eclectic Soul Trip”. Drummer, Keke Mabusela rates there’s evidence of growth in their new release even though the music remains familiar. Acoustic guitar player Mthae Sibanda says their sophomore album manages to be dirtier and cleaner – all in the same breath.

8-9pm: The Adam Machaskee Vection Band- Electronic Groove Fusion

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www.soundcloud.com/adammachaskee/sets/adam-machaskee-vection-band
Very excited to bring you all a brand new project: An electric groove fusion group entitled The Adam Machaskee Vection Band! Featuring a mix of original compositions and covers, the group performs everything from adventurous arrangements of well known pop songs to Balkan inspired rock! The group is filled with dear friends and fantastic musicians: Adam Machaskee: Trombone Sam Greenfield: Alto Saxophone Peter Park: Guitar Jeff Dingler: Bass Gusten Rudolph: Drums

9-10pm: Jenny Amlen - Blues

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www.jennyamlen.com
Born in New York City, Jenny Amlen has performed around the world, including stints in the US, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. Jenny can belt out the blues, improvise melodies with Middle Eastern influence or croon a sweet-as-chocolate ballad using her versatile three-octave range and incredible tone. She began her music career at the American Music Dramatic Academy and received a BA from SUNY College in music. Being fascinated by eastern raga, she studied in India with Terry Riley and La Monte Young. Jenny's original bands have performed in world-famous New York City clubs including CBGB, China Club, Tramps, Knitting Factory the Bitter End, Red Lion, Coda and Kenny's Castaways. She's received glowing reviews from New York City Music Magazines.

10pm-12am: SuperBlack- Hip Hop / South African Soul / Rock / House

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-hEZouOTHo&feature=youtu.be
We are a 5-piece band that has forged a reputation throughout Manhattan as a "Mash-up" band, performing mixed covers of contemporary pop, classic hip-hop, classic rock, soul, House, South African and international music, as well as our own original music. Our name represents the superhero inside each person that defies all outlines and surpasses color.
May 17

6-7pm: The Tom Blatt Project - Jazz

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

7-9pm: THE SHRINE BIG BAND - JAZZ

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www.myspace.com/573768892
The Shrine Big Band is a 15-piece big band, with three trumpets, three trombones, four saxes, flute, piano, guitar, bass, and drums. Come and experience the experimental and hard-swinging sounds every first Sunday of the month from 8pm-11pm!

9-10pm: The Dragon Boys - Rock Blues

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www.facebook.com/pages/The-Dragon-Boys/117396825133152?fref=ts
The Dragon Boys are a Rock/Blues trio powered by the singing, songwriting and guitar playing of Gary Edward Kiyan. Great original composition along with stylized version of other artist songs and classic blues tunes make up the Dragon Boys repertoire.
May 18

7-8pm: Victoire Oberkampf- Singer Songwriter

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qFfPSynyvs

8pm-2am: Maria Davis Mad Wednesday's & R&B Against AIDS

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www.nydailynews.com/new-york/uptown/affable-ambassador-hiv-aids-article-1.1257343
Maria Davis/"Mad Wednesday's" New Artist Showcase has been in existence since 1994, showcasing R&B, Hip Hop, Gospel, Reggae & Poetry. Maria Davis AIDS Activist/Survivor is the Producer and Host of "Mad Wednesday's" many premiere artist has grace our stage "Jay Z", "50 Cents","Alyson Williams" "Brian McKnight", "Anthony Hamilton", "Donelle Jones", "Missy Elliott", "Monica" DJ Funk Master Flex, DJ Red Alert, DJ ACE Comedians "Bill Bellamy", "Bernie Mac", "Talent" and the list goes on. Mad Wednesday's has now incorporated a live band Featuring "karl Browne" (Key Boards), "Lil Sean" (Drums), "Melvin Koonce" (lead Guitar) & "Al Brisbane" (lead Bass) and DJ Bring Em Out. Maria Davis believes it is not just about the music but, education, awareness, self empowerment, & community. To book an artist for Mad Wednesday's contact 646-765-0689 or davismaria@msn.com
May 19

6-7pm: Edgar Mora- Jazz

7-8pm: Valentina Marino - Jazz Vocalist

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www.valentinamarino.com
Vocalist, songwriter, arranger and lyricist Valentina Marino brings the sensitivity, sophistication and earthiness of her Mediterranean roots to cutting edge jazz. "Her depth of feeling…touches the hearts of all who hear her...Valentina Marino's interpretation of Dorham's "Blue Bossa" with Lawson's lyric paints pictures of the flow of waters' life that transcend the notion of singing into a numinous expression of authentic artistry'' says Grammy nominee Janet Lawson.

8-9pm: Mary Gatchell - Pop R&B

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www.facebook.com/pages/Mary-Gatchell/172810629403627
Soulful artist, Mary Gatchell, is an accomplished pianist, oboist, composer, and singer. She just released her sixth album, "Real Fantasy", of her own compositions in the pop/soul genres, produced by Leon Lacey and Nathaniel Townsley. Born and raised in New Hampshire in a musical family, she gained a strong foundation in musical theatre, jazz, and classical music.

9-10pm: Chocolate Steele - Singer Songwriter

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www.chocolatesteele.com
Chocolate Steele was born and raised in Brooklyn. She grew up listening to early R&B legends of the '60s and '70s. Chocolate is a singer and songwriter who collaborates with her husband Stan Steele. Their newest venture is their album "It Takes Time" where all the songs were written by them.

10pm-12am: Black Venoms from New Orleans - Live Hip Hop

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSsKaq8BKHc
The Venoms are a Hip-Hop Band from New Orleans that contains a unique variety of musical talents collaborating to create a sound like no other. Talents that come from Classical, Funk, Rock, and Jazz backgrounds, come together to develop a musical fusion that has been described as The Legendary Roots meet Rage Against the Machine. With a classic style of Hip Hop, combined with a dirty Rock edge, The Venoms strike with a Lethal Intent!. This group has performed on stage with members from the Wu Tang Clan, and has opened for the Grammy Award winning group The ReBirth Brass Band. Multi-Platinum and double Grammy award winner Carvin Haggins, known for bringing out artists such as R & B singer Musiq Soul Child, has been a part of the music production on the 1st CD, which is soon to be release."

12-3:45am: DJ Nenim from Nigeria

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www.hulkshare.com/DjNeNiM1
N3NiM is a DJ/Producer & Mixing Engineer with some fruitful years of experience. His stronghold is House music, more specifically Afrofunk & Soul, Funk, Afrobeat, Hip Hop . He also makes his own beats and remixes.
May 20

6-7pm: Craig Yaremko Organ Trio - Jazz

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www.craigyaremko.com
Craig Yaremko is a dynamic performer on all saxophones, flutes and clarinets. “An artist who…has a powerful musical personality. (Whose) originals, which touch on the jazz tradition while also looking forward, are rife with musical adventures.” (Newark Star-Ledger) Craig’s diverse musical tastes have led to performances with world-class jazz, classical, rock and pop artists, establishing himself as one of the most exciting and versatile young artists on the New York-area music scene.

7-8pm: Nick Di Maria - Jazz

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www.myspace.com/nickdimaria
Formed in the summer of 2006 this band has been performing frequently throughout Connecticut. On stage the band explores what is possible through improvising as a group and taking chances which can sometimes lead to full ensemble "freak outs." Not to forget to mention that the band plays to its roots as well with classic standards and original compositions.

8-9pm: Moon Sugar - Jazz Rock

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www.reverbnation.com/Moonsugarfusion
Moon Sugar is an instrumental act that fuses elements of Funk, Rock, and Jazz. Their music blends improvised and composed music seamlessly, all while packing a serious punch. The music they offer is reminiscent of other fusion acts such as Herbie Hancock, Galactic, and Chick Corea Elektric Band. Their high energy performances, fueled by the groovy hookup of Mike Yaw's furious drumming and Jeff Koch's funked up bass lines, Tim Basom's epic guitar shredding, and Campbell Charshee's rippin' keyboard and synth solos, leave the audience pumped up and begging for more!

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

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

10pm-12am: Sambalolo - Malian Music, Reggae & Blues.

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www.sambalolo.net/SambaLolo/Home.html
"His smooth, sensuous vocals draw you right in, with his fabulous guitar playing and just the right amount of traditional percussive accompaniment making for a truly beautiful performance. I felt myself swept away to a distant place, interested in learning more about this fascinating storyteller." — Boston Survival Guide

12-3.45am: DJ Birane from Ivory Coast

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www.eburnee.com
One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
May 21

6-7pm: The James Labrosse Collective - Jazz

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www.jameslabrosse.com
Composer and guitarist James Labrosse leads a diverse group of musicians performing original music and music by Paco de Lucia, Vicente Amigo, and other greats. The powerful repertoire contains musical influences from Spain, Brazil and Latin America, Western Asia, and North America. Over the past few years, Labrosse has performed with renown names such as Antonio Serrano (former Paco de Lucia Group) and La Shica.

7-8pm: NY JAZZ FORCE - Soul / Jazz

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www.nyjazzforce.com
NY JAZZFORCE is a 4 piece Soul/Jazz group playing classic soul/jazz ,originals and jazz classics.

8-9pm: House Division - Rock

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www.housedivision.net
House Division formed in the summer of 2015. It's members consist of Patrick ('Gil') Holohan (vocals), Avery ('Foxglove') Jacobs (bass and vocals), Gregory Gordon (drums), and Marc Montgomery (guitar).

9-10pm: Jamaica Rebirth Band - R&B

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www.jamaicarebirth.com
Jamaica Rebirth Band was founded by "Woody Wood" and now under the direction of Ed Long is an up and coming phenominal sensation. This band is funky, flirtatious and keeps the crowds on their feet at all times. If your looking to have a blast you found us at last!!!

10pm-12am: Nkumu Katalay & The Life Long Project

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

12-3:45am: DJ JP Biamby

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www.dj.jpbiamby.com
DJ BIAMBY Presents Classic Afro-Beats, Coupe Decale, Hip Life, Najia, Dancehall, Reggae, Soca and the hottest Hip Hop & R&B.
May 22

5-8pm: The Shrine Sunday Jazz Jam Session with Lu Reid

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www.myspace.com/lureidangel
Spontaneous Jazz does not happen at Lincoln Center...or BAM!!! It is still in Harlem, where my friends and I live it every day. All the musicians on these streets are stars. When I was a kid and I first heard the sweet language of that magical Jazz I was hooked for life. You just soaked it up and couldn't help but be moved by it as you walked the streets. I can still feel that kaleidoscope of sound, and I want to bring it to you each and every Sunday.

8-10pm: The Unique Band - Soul / R&B

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp0oTZuzge4
The Unique Band is a NY based R band with a style of its own. Our vocalists bring an up close and personal touch to their performance. Our band has a fine group of well rounded musicians that are able to bring a unique flare to the music. We bring the party & the show with us! Even those less inclined to get up and dance have been seen (at the very least) tapping their feet and bopping along to the solid beats & rhythmic SOULFUL repertoire that is The UNIQUE BAND.

10pm-12am: Heartafiya- Reggae

www.facebook.com/officialheartafiya/timeline
The vibrant sound of reggae artist Heartafiya emanates from the island of Barbados. Coming from a tradition of roots, singing and music making, he was inspired by his father who was a musician and disc jokey. Heartafiya was reared to the music of pioneers like Everton Blender, Sanchez, Beres Hammond, Glen Washington, Barrington Levy and Bob Marley. The name Heartafiya is a reflection of his burning passion for music. Reggae music in particular is instrumental to understanding his journey. To him reggae is spiritual and an avenue for telling his story to the world.
May 23

7-8pm: Grupo de Gatos - Latin Jazz

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=6paGpqMT2JM&feature=youtu.be
Grupo de Gatos is a latin jazz band based in New York. We are a four-piece band (saxophone, keyboard, bass and drums). We perform a lot of danceable tunes including songs from Salsa, Bolero, Cha Cha, Mambo, Traditional Cuban and Jazz standard.

8pm-12am: The Rendez Vous - Live Show Case Soul,Funk,Blues Rock

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ww.rendezvous.brownpapertickets.com
Join Us at Shrine World Music Venue in Harlem, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., bet. 133rd & 134th Street, on the last Monday of every month for our Monthly event The Rendezvous! It's the place where you can hear great live music from independent artists while enjoying good food, interesting people and surrounded by the culture and ambiance of one of the World's most famous communities, Harlem USA!
May 24

7-8pm: Light Brand- Progressive Rock

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www.facebook.com/lightbrand
Light Brand is a New York-based progressive rock band known for its emotive compositions and high-octane musicianship.

8-9pm: Devon Yesberger - Pop / Jazz

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www.facebook.com/yesbergerplease/?fref=ts
Joy, sadness, smiles, clouds, sunshine.

9-10pm: Eugene Marie - Indie / Electronic / Pop

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www.mosey.land/
Eugene Marie is an avant-pop duo based in Brooklyn.

10-11pm: loveHONEY- Rock Trio

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www.soundcloud.com/lovehoneymusic
loveHONEY is a rock trio from Brooklyn, New York with music rooted in soul. blues, & vintage rock 'n' roll. Silky, soulful & gritty vocals combined with catchy lyrics come together with fuzzy, rhythmic guitar licks; parlaying with their drummers thunderous groovy chops. From 'Cookin' up the Voodoo' all the way to the 'Devil Woman'.. loveHONEY drips with gold.
May 25

7-8pm: Quentin Angus Trio - Jazz

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www.quentinangus.com
Quentin’s composing style is a unique brand of contemporary jazz, full of rhythmic intensity, interesting harmonic explorations, well formed compositional structure and of course, extended improvisations. Playing a full set of original music, and drawing influences from Gilad Hekselman, Avishai Cohen, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Jonathan Kreisberg, and Brad Meldau, this is one performance not to be missed.

8-9pm: Juan M Soria from Argentina - Singer Songwriter

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www.soundcloud.com/moosmusica/07-flash
Juan M Soria hails from Buenos Aires, Argentina where he began writing and performing music at the age of 8. He has played in major venues in Buenos Aires such as Luna Park, Gran Rex Theater, and Estadio Ferro. He specializes in rock/folk music and is now living in Brooklyn, NY. Juan performs with several bands as well as solo in various bars and venues across the boroughs. When he´s not performing original music, he works as a session musician for other artists. You can learn more about his upcoming performances on Facebook and Instagram.

9-11pm: Mthakathi - Safro-Rock

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www.mtharock.com
Singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Mthakathi (pronounced: (m-TAA-gaa-tee), conjures up music that is undeniably and unflinchingly Rock, but bespeaks a more prismatic World sensibility. It is music that draws from a lifelong immersion in South African culture; music that reflects a keen absorption of eclectic world elements; music that explores expression beyond borders; and music that rocks...

11pm-12am: Chris J. Connolly - Folk / Alt-Rock / Pop

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www.diversion-records.com/artist-cjc
Weaving between two continents, Chris J. Connolly’s music has been his support system and a reflection of his journeys. Originally from Staffordshire, England - Chris spent his early years performing in hometown venues before eventually crossing the Atlantic to reside in his current home in New York. Inspired by both early American roots music and modern alt-rock, Chris grew to craft his ownunique style of writing and phrasing that moves between sublime, evolving and hook based melodies. Chris’s style has been described as somewhere between folk, alt-rock, and pop, depending upon the weather.
May 26

7-8pm: Takeshi Otani - Jazz

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www.myspace.com/takeshiotani/music/songs

8-9pm: Mar Sala - Flamenco / Latin / Pop

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2RDc-Uhlag
Spain. With the collaboration of many accomplished musicians from all over the world, she mixes Latin sounds such as Rumba Flamenca, Brazilian rhythms and Spanish pop, with swing and Rock. Marta's original compositions are a cross over between the Flamenco air of Seville and the eclectic sounds of New York City.

9-10pm: The Haveners - Soul R&B Funk

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www.facebook.com/TheHaveners
A South Bronx-based musical collaborative dedicated to playing the music that needs to be played and keeping R&B, funk and soul alive. Come check us out!

10pm-12am - The Yam Session

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www.facebook.com/theyamsession
Yam Session is a new Afro Jam, led by the musicians from the top African bands in NYC, jamming on roots, old-school classics and contemporary hits in an Afro style! Every third thursday at Silvana beginning in February 2016. Everyone is invited! Special guests each session.

12-3:45am: DJ Nenim from Nigeria

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www.hulkshare.com/DjNeNiM1
N3NiM is a DJ/Producer & Mixing Engineer with some fruitful years of experience. His stronghold is House music, more specifically Afrofunk & Soul, Funk, Afrobeat, Hip Hop . He also makes his own beats and remixes.
May 27

6-7pm: Gibson Malone Band - Rock / Blues

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cx0qfi0QQUc&feature=youtu.be
12 year old Gibson Malone leads the band.

7-8pm: Adam Douglass Trio - Jazz Rock

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www.adamdouglass.com/Adam_Douglass_Trio/home.html
The Adam Douglass Trio is a powerful resonance of sound coming from three creative and energetic artists bringing a fresh sense of inspiration and creativity to the the audience at large. The group combines the influences of Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans, or John Mclaughlin with groups like Medeski, Martin & Wood, Wayne Krantz, and Uri Caine. Compositionally and improvisationally, the band easily conjures sounds reminiscent of everything from Steely Dan and Frank Zappa to more contemporary influences like the Fleet Foxes and the Alabama Shakes.

8-9pm: Katie Garringer - Singer / Songwriter / Folk

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www.reverbnation.com/katiegarringer
Katie Garringer is a classically trained oboist turned singer/songwriter. She started writing songs almost two years ago, and hasn't turned back since. She's performed all over the United States, and some of her notable performances include: Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI, and the Global Musician's Workshop with Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble. She is currently living in Muncie, IN, where she is acting as the interim Oboe Professor at Ball State University, but she travels back and forth to NYC often, working as a freelance musician (both as an oboist, and singer/songwriter!). She will move to NYC in May, where she will further pursue her career as a multi-instrumentalist.

9-10pm: Jesse Ray and the Carolina Catfish - Rock / Blues

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www.facebook.com/jesserayandthecatfish/
Jesse Ray and the Carolina Catfish is a 2015 Jammie award winning Rock-N-Roll band from sunny Grand Rapids, MI. Founded in the fall of 2013, Singer and guitar player Jesse Ray Carolina started a rockabilly-influenced duo that played numerous gigs in West Michigan. They have also toured as far as New Orleans in the winter of shortly after releasing their debut album “Gravedigger”, winner of the “Best Roots/Revival Album” award by WYCE. “Dead Man Walking”, Released in September of 2015 is the band’s sophomore release. Now a three-piece group, the band hopes to take it’s high energy shows to new places, and faces around the United States and beyond. Influenced by blues, punk, and rock-n-roll with a small dash country; hard hitting guitar, splitting harmonica, rambunctious drums, and crooning vocals will lay in the wake of this band’s performance. If you’re a fan of back to basics or “old school” rock-n-roll, this is a band you won’t want to miss.

10-11pm: Talay - Indie / Rock

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www.facebook.com/talaymusic
Playing live, Megan Talay's sound dips from folk to rock, fronting a band of veteran players on the NYC music scene, and drawing more comparisons to Bonnie Raitt than Joni Mitchell.

11pm-12am: Fort Vine - Indie, Folk, Rock

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www.fortvine.bandcamp.com
Fort Vine is constantly writing new material, playfully testing out different sounds and bending their favorite genres.

12-3.45am: DJ Birane from Ivory Coast

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www.eburnee.com
One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
May 28

6-8pm: Showcase Of Performing Art Acts. OHL

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ELMabpsE_o&feature=youtu.be
Showcase of performing art acts Hosted By Every Man's Crush Tashion Folkes

8-9pm: Maia von Lekow from Kenya- Singer Songwriter

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www.maiavonlekow.com/epk.html
Maia represents another amazing side to Kenya’s dynamic musical scene. Her voice and style has an affinity with female jazz vocalists of the 1930s and soul and folk music of the 1960s. In all her compositions, Maia is blazing new trails in Kenya; experimenting with different styles, and creating a hybrid sound that is her very own.

9-10pm: Shareef Keyes & The Groove - Funk

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www.reverbnation.com/shareefkeyes/song/23035936-macaroni--cheese-demo
After much success from his debut EP, Electronic Fox, Shareef Keyes is back with a livelier sound - literally and figuratively. His follow-up release has all the ingredients of an eclectic cultural icon in the making. Cooking Something features a new sonic climate curated by Shareef Keyes and his older brother Glo. Similar to their work on Electronic Fox, the sibling duo spent countless hours at their private family-owned studio in midtown Manhattan honing a new sound that mixes Motown and jazz-funk fused with a hard hip-hop undertone.

10pm-12am: Yacouba Diabate and Dounouya - African World Music

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www.yacoubadiabate.com
Yacouba Diabate And Dounouya Band is currently playing throughout New York City. They have performed in several different venues throughout the United States and Europe, including the United Nations in 2008 and 2009. He frequents many different Music venues in New York City, collaborating with artists such as Les Nubion, Ounou Sangoue, and Sekouba Banbino. He was also a permanent band member at the Saint Nick's Pub. In Europe, Yacouba has traveled to countries such as France, Germany, and many others.

12-3:45am: DJ JP Biamby

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www.dj.jpbiamby.com
DJ BIAMBY Presents Classic Afro-Beats, Coupe Decale, Hip Life, Najia, Dancehall, Reggae, Soca and the hottest Hip Hop & R&B.
May 29

5-8pm: The Shrine Sunday Jazz Jam Session with Lu Reid

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www.myspace.com/lureidangel
Spontaneous Jazz does not happen at Lincoln Center...or BAM!!! It is still in Harlem, where my friends and I live it every day. All the musicians on these streets are stars. When I was a kid and I first heard the sweet language of that magical Jazz I was hooked for life. You just soaked it up and couldn't help but be moved by it as you walked the streets. I can still feel that kaleidoscope of sound, and I want to bring it to you each and every Sunday.

8-9:15pm: C-Level - Funk Reggae

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www.facebook.com/cLevel44/?fref=ts
"Honest Self-Expression is the Path to Good Music" (George F. Hartwig) Dave Deitke - guitar, vocals Coda Crose - bass, bongos Tommy Peticca.- drums, Minh Vannuyen-keyboard and horn's

9:15-10:30pm: Thunda Vida - Reggae / Dub

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www.myspace.com/thundavida
Christopher Plaza (Tuffer): Vocals and Keys; Gregory Kage: Guitar, Bass and Vocals; Badman Barry: Bass, Guitar and Vocals; Champion Winston: Drums and Vocals; Ras Vincent: Percussion

10:30pm-12am: Gary Nesta Pine - Reggae

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www.facebook.com/GaryNestaPine/?fref=ts
What's up people! This is Gary Nesta. Some of you may know me as the man on Bob Sinclair's "Love Generation." Some of you may know me for singing with The Wailers. Some of you may not know me at all, what's up with that? It's no matter. Jah Bless.
May 30

7-8pm: Emily Wolf- Neo Soul Vocalist

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www.emilywolfmusic.com
Born in London England with performing parents, Emily Wolf has been singing and playing instruments from an early age. She studied combined arts and then moved to Boston, MA to train in Vocal Performance at the New England Conservatory of Music where she developed her sound. Shortly after graduating, Emily’s debut album was reviewed as “Deserving of the one-to-watch tag”, praising her “Rich, Sly and Bluesy Vocals”

8-9pm: Dr. Martian-Jazz / Funk / Hip-hop / Rock / Soul

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www.drmartian.bandcamp.com/releases
Michael Yaw-Drums Campbell Charsee-Keys Justin Michael-Guitar Sam Smith-Bass

9-10pm: The Rock' N' Roll Johnny Band-rock

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www.rocknrolljohnny.com
When Rock 'n' Roll Johnny was a baby, his mom would put a transistor radio in his crib to keep him occupied while she did chores in the house. Fortunately, the radio was tuned to WINS, the premier rock 'n' roll radio station in New York City at the time. Who knows how things might have turned out had that radio been tuned to a station with a different format. Little Rock 'n' Roll Johnny spent many days trying to figure out how the disc jockeys and the singers of the pop hits all fit inside that tiny transistor radio.

10pm-12am: DAB5- Soul

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www.dab5music.com
DAB5, is a modern day Sly & the Family from New Jersey. These dynamic gentlemen possess a uniquely blended, combination of sound that defies classification
May 31

6-7pm: Dan Saulpaugh - Folk / Indie

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www.dansaulpaugh.com
Dan Saulpaugh is a singer-songerwriter based in New York City who draws heavily on contemporary jazz, soul, and classical music. Having studied classical guitar at the Crane School of Music and jazz at City College of New York, Saulpaugh's playing and writing incorporate these elements while remaining firmly rooted in the tradition of telling engaging narratives through song.

7-8pm: Java Jukebox - Reggae

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www.facebook.com/Java-Jukebox-977435032274382/timeline
Java Jukebox is a Boston based reggae band. Known for their uniquely versatile sound, fusing an old school reggae vibe with bursts of jazz and rock. The contemporary rootsy sound, fat bass and catchy melodies of Java Jukebox will get you on your feet and dancing. With horns and space sounds Java Jukebox’s live show will take you on a one of a kind musical journey mixing tasteful improvisation with classics like Bob Marley and Toots and the Maytals. Java Jukebox is the brainchild of Sam Walukouw and Seba Molnar. Sam Walukouw (VOX/Drums) came to the US in 2010 from Java, Indonesia to pursue music. In 2014 Sam moved to Boston to start his own band where he met up with high school friend Seba Molnar (Saxophone). Soon after Michael Mason (Guitar/VOX), Pat Carr (Keys/VOX), Van Daalhuyzen (Bass), and Wil Tecla (Perc) joined the family to create what is now Java Jukebox.

8-9pm: David Rothschild and the Downtown Local - Alt Country

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www.facebook.com/DavidRothschildMusic/timeline
NYC alt-country band providing sweet harmonies and big hooks for your earholes

10-11pm: Asphalt Grey - Rock

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www.reverbnation.com/asphaltgreen
Unsatisfied with the processed, synthetic music being passed off as rock, Asphalt Green was born out of the desire to bring rock and roll back it to its roots, warts and all. Raw, visceral, energetic, catchy, and frightening have all been used to describe their sound. Channeling the classic rock ...
June 1

7-8pm: Sweet Soubrette - Indie / Pop / Cabaret

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www.facebook.com/sweetsoubrette/timeline
New York City's Sweet Soubrette is a ukulele-powered indie rock band with dark, poetic lyrics, songs that tell stories, and lush instrumentation. Sweet Soubrette's edgy love songs explore troubled romance, works of literature, and the mysteries of existence, featuring the songwriting, vocals and ukulele of Ellia Bisker and a talented backing band. Bisker honed her performance chops playing ukulele in the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, and the glittery eyelashes she wears onstage hint at her vaudevillean origins. Time Out NY says "Sweet Soubrette's style comes with a pinch of Regina Spektor quirk and a spoonful of old-timey burlesque." The Deli Magazine calls Sweet Soubrette "One of New York's most intriguing songwriting forces...rock star command and intelligently crafted music."

9-10pm: David Pollack - Indie / Rock / Pop

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www.davidpollackmusic.com
Great songwriting and performances have lit up the skyline of New York City singer songwriter David Pollack’s life and career. From an early age, he was turned on to the music of Paul Simon, James Taylor, and The Beatles. He spent his summers in such institutions as Bucks Rock Creative Arts Camp and the Berklee School of Music summer program, as well as working in internships with Rough Magic Studios and music promotions firm Creative Entertainment Group in New York. After a high school of performing in the New York City rock club scene, Pollack enrolled at the University of Vermont, where he was a member of the Jazz Vocal Ensemble and the UVM Top Cats A Capella group. A year later Pollack moved back to New York City, where he would record and release an EP of lo-fi tracks entitled Out the Other Side.

10-11pm: The Brian Rigby Band - Blues

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www.facebook.com/FraternalMusic/
Brian grew up in Madison, NJ and began playing music at the age of 8 when his parents signed him up for piano lessons. The next year Brian began playing trumpet in school. Although he enjoyed these activities, his true passions weren't discovered until the age of 13 when he found an old First-Act electric guitar in his closet that his grandmother gave him years before. He started playing to songs by AC/DC and Aerosmith by ear until his sister, Caitlin, bought him a chord book. From there he steadily grew as a player and performer, but it wasn't until September of 2011 that Brian had an awakening.
June 2

7-8pm: John Venezia Project- Jazz

8-9pm: Toney Rocks - Blues

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

9-11pm: Roshida McLeod- R&B Funk

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

12-3:45am: DJ Nenim from Nigeria

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www.hulkshare.com/DjNeNiM1
N3NiM is a DJ/Producer & Mixing Engineer with some fruitful years of experience. His stronghold is House music, more specifically Afrofunk & Soul, Funk, Afrobeat, Hip Hop . He also makes his own beats and remixes.
June 3

6-8pm: Bringing Conscious Back

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www.bringingconsciousback.blogspot.com
It's coming up on a year since we started our campaign "Bringing Conscious Back" and we are proud to say we are still running and campaigning using media, spoken word and music to inspire communities to have conscious dialogue and spur action for change. We started on May 19th which happens to be "Malcolm X" birthday and the day the "Last Poets" got started in Marcus Garvey Park. As our one year anniversary comes up we are proud to say that we have gained some reputable artists and speakers.

8-9pm: Birch Pereira & The Gin Joints from Seattles- Jazz / Coun

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www.facebook.com/birchpereiramusic
"Birch Pereira and the Gin Joints is a unique project that revisits the music from the Tin Pan Alley jazz era to classic country and rock n' roll. With upright bassist Birch Pereira and his relaxed, Chet Baker-inspired vocal style at the center, the group features a revolving cast of sought after Seattle musicians that draw from the repertoires of Fats Waller, Hank Williams, Louis Armstrong, Patsy Cline, Mills Brothers, Ricky Nelson and Johnny Horton."

9-10pm: Sonic Lovebot - Soul Funk Blues

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www.facebook.com/soniclovebots?_rdr=p&ref=bookmarks
Sonic LoveBot combines soulful vocals, soaring blues riffs, and funk-driven rhythms into a unique sound that is always about the groove. Channeling heavyweights like The Meters, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, John Scofield, D'Angelo and The Derek Trucks Band, Sonic LoveBot's style is it's own thing--intriguingly layered yet astonishingly simple with chemistry as strong as their groove. The four piece ensemble is stocked with players from New Paltz favorites like The Big Takeover, Rice & Beans, M'Bollo, Filet of Soul and Los Thujones-- so you know you are in for a good time

10pm-12am: Makane Kouyate - Music from Mali

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

12-3.45am: DJ Birane from Ivory Coast

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www.eburnee.com
One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
June 4

6-7pm: Verve Quartet- Jazz

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www.vervequartet.bandcamp.com/releases
Comprised of some of the best improvisers in New York, the Verve Quartet performs a blend of jazz and improvised music. Members include Ethan Helm on alto saxophone, Juan Trujillo on Guitar, Ben Tiberio on bass, and Jeff Krol on drums, who each bring their own personalities to the table guaranteeing and unique and exiting experience.

7-8pm: Valentina Marino - Jazz Vocalist

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www.valentinamarino.com
Vocalist, songwriter, arranger and lyricist Valentina Marino brings the sensitivity, sophistication and earthiness of her Mediterranean roots to cutting edge jazz. "Her depth of feeling…touches the hearts of all who hear her...Valentina Marino's interpretation of Dorham's "Blue Bossa" with Lawson's lyric paints pictures of the flow of waters' life that transcend the notion of singing into a numinous expression of authentic artistry'' says Grammy nominee Janet Lawson.

8-9pm: Madelyn Brene - Singer Songwriter

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www.madelynbrene.com
“If a task has once begun, never leave it until its done. If it’s great or if its small do it well or not at all.” ​These words have resonated in the mind of vocalist and actress Madelyn Brene since the tender age of three when she developed a passion for the arts. Hailing from Dallas, Tx, during her childhood, she studied and performed with the Dallas Children’s Theatre; Taylor’s School of Music, Mary Lois Dance Academy and won various oratorical and vocal competitions throughout the state of Texas. Since then she has continued to capture the hearts and intrigue audiences everywhere through singing, songwriting and acting. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, this classically trained vocalist repertoire includes opera, jazz, musical theatre, and commercial work. Her music and performance style is defined as classical contemporary and fuses R&B, classical, jazz and world genres together.

9-10pm: J.A.M.E.S Brook - Rock

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www.facebook.com/jamesbrookband
J.A.M.E.(S) BROOK is a rock band that formed in the jam sessions and barrooms of Brooklyn, New York. The members of the band—Justin Goldman, Adriano Vasquez, Marcel Negret, and Ernesto Benitez—come from a wide range of places, from Colombia to Connecticut, and bring an even wider range of musical influences to our sound. In any J.A.M.E.(S) BROOK song, you might hear traces of Pearl Jam, Social Distortion, Pavement, Led Zeppelin, Gram Parsons, the Allman Brothers, Soundgarden, the Doors, or the Smashing Pumpkins. We strive to bring these influences together to create a recognizable yet new guitar-driven sound that reflects the diversity and energy of Brooklyn, the place we call home.

10pm-12am: Kakande - High Voltage Classical African Melodies

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www.jumbierecords.com/kakande/
The balafon (xylophone) has electrified popular music in West Africa since the court of Emperor Sundiata Keita back in 1235. Lush vocals, flutes, sinewy guitars, cellos .

12-3:45am: DJ JP Biamby

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www.dj.jpbiamby.com
DJ BIAMBY Presents Classic Afro-Beats, Coupe Decale, Hip Life, Najia, Dancehall, Reggae, Soca and the hottest Hip Hop & R&B.