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      April 18

6-8pm: Asako Takasaki - Jazz

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www.asakojazz.com
Jazz vocalist Asako Takasaki and Tadataka Unno, piano.

8-9pm: BB THOMAZ

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www.bbthomaz.com
BB Thomaz is the music industries newest best kept secret! This powerhouse is Germany’s recent import to the United States and she is crossing the border with a ferociously vibrant sound that crosses genres as she delivers a Pop, Alternative style all her own. The “Deutschland” singer, songwriter, producer, is a self taught musician who plays the piano, and guitar with a Masters Degree in Musicology.

9-10pm: The Vigilance Comitte - Indie Punk Rock

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www.facebook.com/thevigilancecommittee
The Vigilance Committee is a four-piece rock band hailing from Long Island, NY. The group is made up of longtime friends and musicians, Peter J. Scoma (guitar), Christian Cepeda (guitar), Phil Corso (drums) and Michael Perlmutter (bass). The band started in 2009, originally as a four-piece rock outfit featuring harpist Stephanie Babirak. Since then, The Vigilance Committee transformed into the indie/punk quartet it is today with a firm grasp on its sound and identity. They released their debut LP “Lost Again” in May 2014 and followed that up with their summer EP, “Love the Sea” later that year. They have been touring the New York/northeast region in support of those two releases as they begin formulating their next move. The Vigilance Committee already has its sophomore LP, “Exit a Hero” in its earliest stages with an anticipated completion date of early 2015. Moral of this story? This group is wasting no time to deliver its unique brand of indie rock infused with punk and progressive roots.

10pm-12am: Diego Obregon & Grupo Chonta from Colombia - Latin

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www.diegoobregon.com
Diego Obregón was born on February 8, 1971 in Guapi, Colombia. He began playing Colombian percussion under the instruction of master marimba player Silvino Mina, as well as bass guitar with teacher Edison Antonio García (“Taíncho”). A few months after starting lessons, Diego joined Mina’s group as accompanist, and both joined the House of Culture band, where Diego played cununo next to Jose Antonio Torres, Leopoldo Lobaton and Antonio Banguera. Simultaneously, he played bass guitar for Grupo Nota. Since his early days as a musician, Diego always hoped to play the marimba. However, due to financial constraints, he was not able to own one, so he vowed to build his own marimba. In February of 1994, after moving to La Tola, Nariño, Colombia, he found a dead chontaduro palm tree and decided to start building his instrument.

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.
April 19

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.

8-9pm: 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-3:45am: DJ Ceace - Reggae Night

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April 20

6-8pm: The Grautet - Jazz

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www.andrewgraumusic.com
Bassist, composer, and arranger Andrew Grau originates from Central New York. During secondary school,he received great acclaim in musical theater, in jazz band and in orchestra at Skaneateles High School. He also was awarded Class Musician of 2007.

8pm-12am: Hip Hop and Spoken Words - Open Mic with Band

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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: Eli Fola DJ Set

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQg-XqBQ5bw&app=desktop
Eli Fola is a Nigerian born vocalist, saxophonist, DJ and Music Producer. He started music at the age of 9, while attending church with his parents in Nigeria where he joined the children choir, and started learning to play different musical instruments such as local African drums, congas, piano, and eventually settling with the saxophone. Eli is presently the Leader of the New York City based world fusion band known as Dahka Band alongside Algerian Drummer Fathi Tabouche (Toto).
April 21

6-8pm: Darrell Smith Trio - Jazz

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTbRImwR9pQ

8pm-2am: Soul 4Real - Open Mic hosted by Raine Torae & Band

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www.Soul4RealEvents.com
Soul, R&B, Funk, Poetry, Jazz, Gospel $10 Cover
April 22

6-8pm: 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.

8-9pm: BETTE STUY - Blues

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9-10pm: Vajra

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www.thevajratemple.com
Vajra was formed by composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist, Annamaria Pinna during her self-imposed exile in India. Vajra’s music is hauntingly dark and hypnotic weaving Eastern Indian themes with melodic, progressive rock creating foreboding and mysterious lullabies. Their debut album “Pleroma” was released on the Summer Solstice, 2012 (6.21.12). Pleroma is an exploration in paradox (east vs west, soft vs pummelling, female vs male) and includes Blake Fleming (ex-The Mars Volta) on drums. Sylvia Massy (Tool, System of A Down, Prince, Johnny Cash) co-produced the vocals and mixed. Tom Baker (NIN, Foo Fighters, Ministry, Prince) mastered.

10-11pm: 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.

11pm-12am: Blac Rabbit - Rock

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www.soundcloud.com/blacrabbit
Blac Rabbit is a psychedelic rock band created by Amiri and Rah Taylor in Rockaway Beach, NY. All songs (unless stated otherwise) are originally written and recorded by Amiri and Rah Taylor. Our influences include: The Beatles, Mgmt, Temples, Radiohead, Coldplay, Tame Impala, Dungen, Phil Collins, and Simple Minds

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.
April 23

6-8pm: Sunfree - Jazz

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www.facebook.com/silvananyc?ref=hl
Sunfree is a electric violinist, flute player and composer based in Harlem. On stage he brings a fresh take to the great american jazz songbook as well some original music of his.

8pm-12am: NORTH MISSISSIPPI HILL COUNTRY NIGHT

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Bill Hammer Presents.

8-9pm: Ray Cashman - Blues

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www.reverbnation.com/raycashman
Ray Cashman is an American roots musician. He plays guitar, sings and writes, usually about life’s struggles and challenges. Cashman grew up outside of Conroe, TX, listening to older black men play guitar, sing and drink. “They would sell us BBQ sandwiches and Budweiser beer. We would sit around and listen to them play and tell stories. I felt privileged to be sitting where most white folks wouldn’t want to be.”

9-10:30pm: RL Boyce - Blues

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10:30pm-12am: Pork Chop Willie - Blues

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www.porkchopwillie.com
Pork Chop Willie’s debut national album Love is the Devil lights a new fire under America’s musical melting pot, bringing fresh heat to the Mississippi hill country blues tradition while blending in elements of Americana, rock, alt-country and even classical music. The 13-song disc serves as a bridge between those genres, the past and the present, and the band’s Magnolia State inspirations and Manhattan home.

12-3:45am: DJ Pwhyte

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www.soundcloud.com/djpwhyte
Pablo Blanco aka DJ, Pwhyte is a Bronx, NY resident by way of Honduras. He is a GarifunaAmerican entertainer who specializes in AfroCaribbean and Latin music from Merengue to Punta to Reggae to Salsa to Zouk, Calypso and Soca among many. A special intimate relationship with music was forged early with a musically eclectic Garifunacommunity.
April 24

6pm-8pm: MinJin Seo Quintet - Jazz

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MinJin is a Jazz vocalist, songwriter and arranger from South Korea. She has been formally educated in music since she was 15 of age. She is currently studying for Master’s degree in Jazz Performance at Queens College, NY. MinJin can sing modern Jazz and standards jazz numbers, and her storytelling makes her an extraordinary musician.

8-9pm: Joseph Lewczak & Richie Leone - Pop Duo

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www.josephlewczak.com
Joseph Lewczak is a songwriter and guitarist located in New York City. Joseph wrote his first song at the age of 11 on the advice of his mother who admonished, “You’ll never make money as a musician unless you write songs.” Almost 40 years later he’s finally taking that advice to heart. He is, first and foremost, a lyricist who enjoys the interplay of words, twisting meaning and painting pictures in his listeners’ minds.

9-10pm: Miranda Di Perno - Singer Songwriter - Pop

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www.facebook.com/mirandadiperno
Singer/Songwriter from Vancouver, Canada, now kicking it in New York City. Pop/Soul/RnB/Jazz

10pm-12am: Greg Banks from New Orleans

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www.gregbanksmusic.com
A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Gregory Banks is not your average artist. In a time where mediocrity has become the norm in an ever-changing music industry, only a few singers shine as true artists. He has opened up for Multi-Platinum artist Lil Wayne, Trey Songz, Mike Jones, and Jazzy Jeff; won a B.E.T College Tour Competition; has been featured on many radio stations and local television shows; and was a finalist in Andre Harrell’s Superstar Soul Search Competition.

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.
April 25

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.

8-10pm: New Pony - Blues / Funk / Roots

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www.myspace.com/newponyblues
Upon first hearing New Pony it's understandable that most assume the band is made up of a group of transplants from New Orleans. The way these guys can tear into some vintage New Orleans funk leaves little doubt that they've got some bayou water in their soul. But the truth is that New Pony is home-grown from Philadelphia not New Orleans. Still, the overall impression from listening to these guys will make you swear they grew up playing in the dark and greasy dive bars of the crescent city. Philly may be bookended by the Delaware and Schuykill rivers, but it's the big muddy Mississippi and the dark waters of the bayou that flows through the heart and soul of this band.

10pm-12am: The Saturators - Funk

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www.ballsdeepinfunk.com/#sthash.oI6m4zK1.dpbs
2012 was the year when the deadly trio of Space G, Frankie Winston, and Dr. D-vo D-bag Slim came together to beat the hell out of the college underground, funk the unfunky funk, and turn up the volume with a distinctive brand of east coast funk. They set about building a sound rooted in the likes of early 70s Frank Zappa, Fishbone, Earth Wind and Fire, Jimi Hendrix, Late 60s Miles Davis, Fela Kuti, ATCQ, James Brown, 90s West Coast Hip-hop, Betty Davis, Black Sabbath, J Dilla, and of course Parliament Funkadelic. This amalgam of supersonic heaviness has resulted in audience in the Northeast US being titillated, gyrated, and having their undies turned into underwater super-mario levels by their tour-de-force of Nasty, Nasty, Funk. - See more at: http://www.ballsdeepinfunk.com/about/#sthash.KVOmEJMn.dpuf

12-3:45am: DJ JP Biamby

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www.dj.jpbiamby.com
DJ JP BIAMBY Presents Classic Afro-Beat, Coupe Decale, Hip Life, Najia, N'dombolo, Soukous, Reggae, Soca, Reggaeton sprinkled with a little bit of current Hip Hop & R&B.
April 26

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.

8-9pm: Sean O'Shea - Singer Songwriter

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www.reverbnation.com/livingmylastday
Living My Last Day, comes at you with soulful and emotional lyrics and music, an on and off stage energy not met by many, and a message of keeping hope alive, pursuing dreams, and living each day to the fullest as if it were your last.

9-10pm: Katie Buchanan - Singer Songwriter

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www.katiebuchanan.com
Originally from Kansas, singer-songwriter Katie Buchanan explores a vein of subtle guitar pop steeped in Americana and heartbreak. She plays around New York rock clubs, drinks too much whiskey, and combines Midwest honesty with the directness that accompanies living in the city. Obsessively prolific, she will be releasing her newest LP, titled Glow, out March 3rd. Her first single, “Honey Don’t,” is an intense kernel of pop that combines pristine guitars and synths with Katie’s smoky, cracking voice.

10-11pm: Dan Saulpaugh

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www.dansaulpaugh.bandcamp.com
Guitarist, singer, and composer Dan Saulpaugh is based in New York City.

11pm-12am: K.O - Pop

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www.komusicnow.com

12-3:45am: DJ Likwuid- Reggae Night

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www.iamlikwuid.com
April 27

7pm-12am: The Rendez Vous - Live Show Case Soul,Funk,Blues Rock

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www.brownpapertickets.com/event/241105
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!

12-3.45am: DJ Joey Roberts

www.soundcloud.com/djjoeyroberts
Joey Roberts, a native New Yorker, is a DJ, musician, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter. While currently holding down residencies from Washington Heights to Bushwick and back, Roberts spends his daylight hours writing music and organizing charitable fundraisers to use the power of music for the good of all. Roberts has been known to perform live music under the name Joey Roberts and Black Magic Empire, a revolving collective of local like-minded musicians.
April 28

6-8pm: Lee Marvin - Jazz

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www.myspace.com/leemarvinband
Genre: Jazz / Latin / Other Location YONKERS, New York, United States

8-9pm: Heather LaRose

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www.heatherlarose.com
Born and raised a New Yorker, part of me has always imagined myself as a Cali-Girl. If I could pick any place I could be, it would be some where by the beach and I like to reflect that in my music. Since middle school, I began to write my own songs, then teaching myself to play guitar along to a Disney songbook, "Kiss the Girl" from The Little Mermaid was probably the first. As time went on my own songs got deeper, with life experiences. I began to play at local venues and posting my songs on YouTube. There's never a time where I don't have a new song on my mind. I have written over 100 songs and I'm working to get them all recorded.

9-10pm: Chavar Dontae

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www.facebook.com/chavardontae/timeline
Chavar Dontae, an American singer, songwriter, multi-talented musician, and recording artist that has traveled the music scene with the contagious sounds of indiesoulrocknroll. Dontae, is a true artist from the Midwest whose juxtaposition of soul, rock and indie electronic music is conscious of introducing audiences to real life scenarios of struggles through music recordings and live performances.

10-11pm: Poppy' s Field from London - Pop-12am

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXEKZ3S5q_I
Poppy's Field is a London-based folk act who dares to break conformity by weaving pop and even urban elements into their overarching sound. The stage moniker of Whitechapel singer-songwriter Santino Payne, Poppy's Field has been a project under development for him since the age of 14. Those close to him had quickly discovered that, even at such a tender developmental age, Payne had the refreshing ability to effectively relay his thoughts and experiences through the universal power of music. He himself cites artists like The Smiths, Plan B, Jackson Browne and Buddy Holly as prime musical influences. Sam Dennis joined Poppy’s Field in 2014. From Billericay, Essex, Sam adds an extra “oomph” to the band’s overall sound alongside Santino as his backing vocalist and co-instrumentalist. Poppy's Field are signed to Spectra Music Group and will be releasing there EP ''Doll Face'' later this year.

11pm-12am: Kt Mulholland

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www.ktmulholland.com
Kt Mulholland is a project grown out of the thick woods of upstate New York, currently based in Queens. The band’s suburban upbringing combines with urban street smarts to create an eclectic library of fusion pop that is as focused on strong lyrical content as it is danceable. Former princess-rebel Kt began her career at In Ya Ear Studios in Long Island City, where she worked as a studio singer. Soon she was able to create and release her first EP, "Patchwork Soldier" with the help of producer EQ Lyrics. The EP made radio debut in June 2012 when her first single, "Better," was featured on WHUD via Hudson Valley's Artist Spotlight with Kathy Millar.
April 29

6-8pm: Rachel Linkovsky Quintet - Jazz

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www.soundcloud.com/rachel-linkovsky/too-young-to-go-steady
New York based singer/songwriter at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Prior to entering New School, Rachel participated in choirs, Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra, jazz band and musical theater programs in high school. At New School Rachel has had the privilege to study and perform in ensembles under the tutelage of Reggie Workman, Richard Harper , LaTanya Hall, Janet Lawson, Elizabeth Lohninger and George Cables.

8-11pm: The PitchBlak Playlist

www.pitchblakbrassband.com
Description: Spend the evening with PitchBlak Brass Band as they feature their favorite emcees & vocalists backed by their big sound and Hip-Hop style. A night of freestyles and improvisation in the Hip-Hop/Jazz medium invites guests to collaborate on the spot, so bring out your horns, rhymes and good vibes!

11pm-12am: The New Black - Hip Hop Blues Funk

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www.facebook.com/TheNewBlackSounds
With an innovative blend of hip hop, blues, funk, and rock genres, Brooklyn based The New Black celebrates it's influences with a unique shifting sound.

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.
April 30

6-8pm: Jelani Bauman - Jazz

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www.jelanibauman.com
Jelani Bauman was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He began his musical journey at the age of 13 when he began playing the trumpet. Jelani comes from a long lineage of jazz musicians that spans five generations: His great-great grandfather, Professor J.B. Humphrey, taught music and established brass bands in southeast Louisiana as early as 1880. Jelani’s grandfather, the renowned trumpeter, Emery Humphrey Thompson (Umar Sharif) performed with such musicians as Lionel Hampton, Fletcher Henderson, and Ella Fitzgerald.

8-9pm: Eli Groves - R&B

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www.itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-chronicles/id901328635
Eli Groves- a talented young Creator from Far Rockaway, NY. Considered an R&B artist, but likes to produce and create multiple styles of music. Just recently released debut album "Love Chronicles" on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Pandora.

9-10pm: Brittney Crush - R&B

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www.facebook.com/BrittneyCrushMusic
Born and raised in Hartford, CT, now residing in New York, while on her rise to stardom, singer/songwriter Brittney Melvin otherwise known as Brittney Crush, is making a statement in the music industry with her soulful voice and magnificent stage presence. This 5’8” beauty that majored in voice (Jazz) and also classical technique perfoming at many venues in the Tri State area including the beautiful Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. Brittney Crush has graced the stages of many premiere venues like The Hartford Bushnell Theater, The Comix at Foxwoods Resort and Casino, XL Center, Black Eye Sally’s in Hartford, Amityville Music Hall, The Nuyorican Poets Café, and The Poets Passage in San Juan Puerto Rico just to name a few. She has been featured on The Stan Simpson Show on FOXCT, West Hartford Community TV, VIVA Hartford Media and many on air and online radio interviews.

10-11pm: Ben Pagano Band - Funk Soul

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www.benpagano.bandcamp.com
"Jazz/funk/space pioneers, wacked out keyboards, during which Mr. Pagano may seem transported to another world in order to find the notes, and psychedelic guitar solos will definitely put you in the mood. One part jazz, one part space-rock, one part psychedelic. Prepare to be befuddled and mystified by the sounds that come out of this cherubic young man's mouth and mind."

11pm-12am: Steven Chelliah - Rock Fusion

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www.stevenchelliah.com
Steven Chelliah, a prized Malaysian export is an award winning singer-songwriter, composer and guitarist in the Jazz/Rock/Fusion idiom. This talented young man traces his musical heritage back through a long lineage of South Indian court composers and has studied extensively in both Western and Eastern traditions. Thanks to his rich, sophisticated musical background, Steven has developed groundbreaking compositional techniques which utilize all of the Eastern exotic scales within a Western frame-work to open up a whole new world of color and flavor. This fresh new system called FuzAsian can be heard throughout his work.

12-3:45am: DJ 4Play

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www.soundcloud.com/dj4playy/naija-new-mix-2
May 1

6-8pm: The Highliners - Jazz

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www.debrakreisberg.com
The Highliners got together last summer to put their own swing on jazz standards and other popular tunes. Featuring Melissa Fogarty, vocals; Debra Kreisberg, alto saxophonist (both pictured); Steve Newman, piano; Adam Kahan, double bass; and Tommy Mattioli, drums; all members are established players on the New York City music scene and beyond. Collectively they have experience performing about every genre of music that exists, including latin jazz, klezmer, opera, early music, punk, surfer rock and ska with such groups as Groupo Latin Vibe, Los Mas Valientes, Jazz Musette, Metropolitan Klezmer, and New York City Opera. As the Highliners, they bring a fresh voice to the American Songbook and more.

8-9pm: Shay Leonia R&B

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www.shayleonia.com
For Shay Leonia, infatuation with music started long before she could carry a tune or write a lyric. Aside formal dance training as a child, growing up in a family of musicians made her awareness of melody and attraction to the beat as inborn and natural as breathing.

9-10pm: Nafsi Groove

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www.facebook.com/nafsigroove
Nafsi Groove is a Brooklyn, NY based, Soul-Jazz-Funk Fusion Band

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 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 2

6-8pm: Orange Burn - Funk / Rock / Soul

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www.facebook.com/OrangeBurnNYC
Orange Burn started when Adam Marr (bassist), Mike Grayson (drums) , Theo Moore (percussion) and Martin McDonald (guitar) all got together in January of 2014. The funk, the jazz and the rock sounds that all came out blended perfectly. It was and still is a great mix of soul, funk, rock, jazz and our own vision.

8-9pm: Caprice Starbrite & Kizmit - Singer / Songwriter

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www.facebook.com/pages/CAPRICE-STARBRITE/67731471419
Rockstress Singer/Songwriter, Caprice StarBRITE is no stranger to the stage; with extensive years of experience performing with various independent artists across the music spectrum. In 2013, she released her RockN'Soul debut CD, 'NO GIMMICKS, NO TRICKS,' produced by guitarist/arranger, JEROME SCORPIOCHILD. Sassy and in your face; this Rockstress, along with her band KIZMIT [Jerome Scorpiochild-Guitar; David Burnett-Bass & Samuel Jennings-Drums], unleash unforgettable live performances you won't want to miss!

9-10pm: EmZ from Australia - Pop Singer

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www.reverbnation.com/emzbigsexymusic
Miss EmZ, is an international woman of mystery. Born in the lush tropical heat of Northern Australia her youth was spent frolicking in the untamed wilderness underneath the warm glow of the sun. Always with a song within EmZ takes her influences from the landscape she grew up in and from the rich life experiences she has collected on her travels across continents.

10pm-12am: Super Yamba Band - Afro Beat

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www.thebrandnewlife.squarespace.com/
SUPER YAMBA BAND - Select members of The Brand New Life + more playing groovy, groovy afrobeat!

12-3:45am: DJ JP Biamby

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www.dj.jpbiamby.com
DJ JP BIAMBY Presents Classic Afro-Beat, Coupe Decale, Hip Life, Najia, N'dombolo, Soukous, Reggae, Soca, Reggaeton sprinkled with a little bit of current Hip Hop & R&B.
May 3

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.

8-11pm: 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!

12-3:45am: DJ TBA

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May 4

5-8pm: A QUIET NIGHT

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8-9pm: Never Matter - Jazz / Rock

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www.facebook.com/nevermatterband
The members of NeverMatter have backgrounds in jazz, progressive rock, classical, and hip-hop. They draw on these influences to create an eclectic fusion of proggy funkadelic jams. The result is a party where Jeff Beck meets Miles Davis with Beethoven and D'Angelo talking around the punch bowl.

9-10pm: Fillet Of Soul - Funk / Soul

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www.myspace.com/filletofsoul1
This hip trio consists of lead singer/guitarist Shane McCaughey, bassist Rob Kissner, and drummer Sam Tritto "This is not your average band: Fillet of Soul knows how to work the crowd by either smoothing it out with some R&B or laying down the nastiest funkiest grooves this side of town. They are a must see." (Greg Allen, Right On Magazine)

10-11pm: Peter Roch

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www.soundcloud.com/peterroch
The Midlands based solo project of—vocalist/ guitarist Peter Roch, accompanied on drums by Jason Davidson—formed in early 2015. A sound compiled of intensity, grit and soulfulness. Currently writing and recording a full length release of set for release this summer.

11pm-12am: likelions - Rock

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www.soundcloud.com/lklns
LikeLions is a rawkus noisy duo hailing from the Midlands. Formed in 2014, from a long history of collaboration, Owen (drums/vocals) and Den (guitar/vocals) rel…

12-3.45am Harlem Soul Kitchen w / DJ JP Biamby

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www.dj.jpbiamby.com
Harlem Soul Kitchen - Join us and Dj Jp Biamby at Shrine every monday night and listen to Soul Classics, Rare Grooves, Motown R&B & Classic Sampled songs with a little Hip Hop & R&B on the side.
May 5

5:30-8pm: Marianne Solivan

8-9pm: Maris And The Merry Rockers - Folk Rock

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www.merryrockers.com
Marissa "Maris" Lelogeais is a singer/songwriter from Boston MA. In January 2012, she founded Maris And The Merry Rockers, a five-piece folk rock reggae band that is made up of current students and alumni of Berklee College Of Music. She started the band because " All the people around me were bringing their music to life and I didn't know how to and I wanted to play music with other people who could help me do that!"

9-10pm: The Plaine Truth - Rock

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www.facebook.com/ThePlaineTruth
Brian Plaine - Vocals, Drums Yoav Thaler - Guitar Tony Mancebo - Bass

10-11PM: Sam & Margot - Americana Folk

www.reverbnation.com/sammargot
Sam & Margot are a Halem based Americana/Folk band that have played some of the best venues in New York City, including Webster Hall and Rockwood Music Hall. They have been featured on Radio Woodstock 100.1 WDST and are recording their debut EP with renowned songwriter and producer Simone Felice and David Baron. They met at a villa in the mountains of Tuscany but did not begin singing with each other until returning to America. After Italy Sam spent more time traveling in India, studying Tantrism under a guru and reading lots of postmodern novels. He returned 20 pounds lighter and with a batch of songs that were heartfelt and poignant. Margot felt connected to the material and they began singing and writing together.

11pm-12am: Brad Russell Trio - Rock / Funk

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGhLfr5nFY8&feature=youtu.be
"Curve Ball" article from Crystal Fawn's website Curve Ball PART II by Brad Russell, NY Freelance Pro Sessionist/Bassist Dec 31, 2008 Ok, the second "curve ball' I was thrown was on the very next day! I had planned to "watch the bass book" on a very successful and popular Broadway musical (let me explain the term "watch the book": it refers to a musician who plans on subbing for the regular player; s/he sits in the pit with the other musicians and watches the entire show). I was attending the 2:00 pm matinee on a very crowded Saturday afternoon in midtown Manhattan - the trains were slow, it was pouring rain and I was running late! All I could think was, "great, this is not the way I want to make my first impression!"
May 6

6-8pm: Ben Charnley - Drummer

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www.bencharnley.com
A professional drummer since the age of 14, Ben Charnley forged a reputation in his homeland, Australia for his exciting style of world music drumming, before moving to Boston, MA to study on a scholarship at the renowned Berklee College of Music. He currently resides in New York City where he is completing his Master’s of Music at NYU, studying with jazz legends such as Kenny Werner and Ari Hoenig, as well as performing with a broad array of jazz, RnB, gospel and world music artists.

8-9pm: David Perry- Country Blues Americana

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www.facebook.com/davidperrysingersongwriternyc
David Perry - Vocals, Rhythm Guitar Snake Osburn - Lead Guitar Corey Kaiser - Bass Al Whitman - Steel Guitar

8-9pm: Violentango from Buenos Aires - Tango

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www.violentango.com/
A revolutionary new concept for tango is set to emerge this summer with the arrival of a sensational new act from Buenos Aires. Violentango are a five-piece instrumental band from Argentina currently taking South America by storm with a startling new version of tango. This innovation redefines the traditional standard, heralding a brand new chapter in the already turbulent history of tango music.

9-10pm: The Afro Nick Alternative Rock

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www.theafronick.com
The crowd gathers, the beer flows and music starts pounding. The Afro Nick tunes his guitars and hooks his pedals in preparation for the night. Like nights before he chases the ultimate high for all musicians -- to simply play. His album “Make It” is a formidable force in music. Every song has a story and every musician has theirs. For The Afro Nick, his life is within his music. He raises the creative bar with his effervescent fervor, the tight rhythm section, and the Motown

10-11pm - Evan Brum - 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: Michael Veal & Aqua IFE - Afro-Beat

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www.myspace.com/michaelvealaquaife
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 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 7

6-8pm: Christopher Fleck Quintet - Jazz

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www.soundcloud.com/christopher-fleck-1/sets/christopher-flecktet/s-lQmrs
Christopher Fleck, Vocals Alex Blade, Tenor Sax Atsushi Shinoda, Piano Sigmar Por Matthiasson, Bass Blair Milne, Drums

8-9pm: Paul Sforza - Singer Songwriter

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www.paulsforza.com
New York-based singer/songwriter Paul Sforza’s latest EP Destination introduces five new original songs with instantly memorable lyrics and melodies. Paul’s smooth, soulful voice and a polished production by Scott Patton (Sugarland, Jennifer Nettles) make this a collection that pop/rock fans will not want to mis

9-10pm: Tubafresh - Live Hip Hop

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www.vimeo.com/112704348
Vocals: Chanell Crichlow … Viola-Elise Frawley … Trumpet - Theo Baer … Drums - Ashley Baier

10pm-12am: The Clubs - Funk / Soul

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www.theclubsband.com
The Clubs were formed in 2008 by Ian Kirkman & have been electrifying New York audiences ever since. In 2009 The Clubs released a well received live EP, Live At The Bitter End, which showcased the band's ability to captivate a venue with their special hybrid of R&B, Funk & Soul. In early 2010 The Clubs entered Velvet Swan Studios in NYC to begin recording their debut studio album. It was released on September 27, 2010.

12-3:45am: DJ 9AM

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www.mixcloud.com/dj9am
R&B, Reggae, Soca, Electronic, Hip Hop, and Old School music.
May 8

6-8pm: Tamuz Nissim - Jazz

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www.tamuzmusic.com
Jazz singer, songwriter and pianist Tamuz Nissim from Tel Aviv in Israel has spent the last six years in Europe performing with the most talented musicians in festivals and music venues, leading her own projects as well as singing in different bands, theatre shows and movie soundtracks.

8-10pm: Shabazz and The Gifted People

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www.reverbnation.com/artistshabazz
BORN IN HARLEM AND RAISED IN FOUR OF FIVE BOROUGHS, Shadazz has been dreaming of the day when his gift become a reality and today his dream is being fulfilled. Coming from a musical family ( his father was a recording artist in the late 50's ) and having been raised around his mother's friends Frankie Lymon, Paul Williams of the Temptation and Jackie Wilson, he started out at the age 9 on Amateur Night at The Apollo Imitating James Brown to joining his band in in The Bronx called Different Shades of Black. His journey included being a cabaret performer for The Family Incorporated run by founder poncho camillo and co-founder Colleen Dewhurst. and in the 90's performing as lead vocalist for Modern Day Classics. After re-uniting with MDC in 2011 and reaching plateau,he embarked on a solo project exposing himself to the open mic events throughout Harlem with raves of accolades that got the attention of Dre Baker Entertainment.

10pm-12am: THUNDA VIDA - Reggae / Dub / R&B

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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

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 9

1-6pm: Kiagold Day Party $5 at the door

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6-8pm: Showcase of performing art acts.

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8-9pm: The Dry States Blues Band

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www.facebook.com/TheDryStates
Since I was a kid my main interests were music & dance. I was a big fan of Elvis, Swing/Blues Dance, and Rock N Roll. Before I got started I took my folks to the musical 'Aint Nothin But The Blues!' and that was just amazing - so honest and real. Eventually those influences came together after I formed The Dry States. I started this band 3 1/2 years ago and it's hard work, but still I can't wait ...

9-10pm: Mano from Burkina Faso - Hip Hop

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-LFW-sqBL4
Mano, born Hermann Kabore in the West African savanna of Burkina Faso is a multi-lingual rapper, vocalist, music engineer and producer based in New York City. He is the former lead vocal for the rap group "2 Kas" who's hit single, "Ya 2 Kas" gained mainstrem poularity within the country. Mano is well known for his thought-provoking lyricism, unique voice and style. With the group, he released his first album in 2003 entitled, "Anges le jour/Diables la nuit" which means "angels in the day/devils in the night" in reference to the political behaviors of some government officials in Africa.

10pm-12am: PreachermanN & The Revival - Funk / R&B / Soul

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www.myspace.com/preachermann
At a time when the art of the live performance is losing ground to homemade internet videos, and neophyte music groups are being awarded record deals without ever having wooed a single live audience, New York City’s Preachermann testifies to the tried and true formulas for achieving lastin..
May 10

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.

8-9pm: Chigbo - Singer Songwriter - folk-pop

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXLGddj9hYM
Chigbo is a Nigerian-born, American-raised folk singer/songwriter based in New York City. She has performed in small venues in the States, Nigeria and Ireland as well as on live African events on ACRTV. She has begun work recoding her first album including original music influenced by Sinead O'Connor, Tori Amos and The Counting Crows among many others. Chigbo is a word from the Igbo language meaning God "resolves" or "brings peace".

9-10pm: Aaron K. Hamilton - Jazz Blues

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For over twenty years, Aaron K. Hamilton has distinguished himself as a trumpeter, pianist, vocalist, songwriter, and producer. Aaron is rooted in the fundamentals of jazz, blues, gospel and classical music. His resume includes artists as diverse as jazz drummer Joe Chambers, jazz pianist Jaki Byard, legendary ska drummer Winston Grennen, reggae stars Papa Jube, and hip hop artist Joe Esquire.

12-3:45am Reggae Rock Steady Movement - DJ Madi & DJ AKZ

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www.facebook.com/madi.guigma
Your sunday rendez vous with Dj Madi & DJ AKZ spinning records that blend old school Hip-Hop, R&B, World & African music and a bit of old-fashioned rock and roll…

12-3:45am: DJ TBA

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May 11

6-8pm: Kelly Green Trio - Jazz

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www.kellygreenpiano.com
Kelly Green is an up and coming pianist vocalist who currently resides in Harlem, New York City. Born and raised in Florida, she began singing as a toddler and started piano lessons at age seven. At age eleven she became interested in jazz and began attending the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Workshop every year with her father, who is a professional bass player. Her senior year of high school she recorded and produced her own album of twelve original songs called “Aspire”.

8-9pm: Zitro - R&B Pop

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www.facebook.com/ZitroTunes
Justin Ortiz, who goes by his stage name, Zitro, is a 20-year-old singer-songwriter from the Bronx. He has been producing music of various genres for himself and other artists since middle school. His influences include Prince, Michael Jackson, Frank Ocean, The Internet, and Sinead O'Connor. Zitro reaches out to the younger generation with his lyrics that cover topics on human struggle, depression, problems with society, and christian-based spiritual journeys. They're portrayed in styles of pop, R&B, hip-hop, electronica, and etc.

9-10pm: Mostacho Xprmnt - R&B / Funk / Fusion

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www.facebook.com/MostachoXprmnt
RnB/Funk/Fusion band with no boundaries as far as musical genres. Currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Founded in 2010 by Costa Rican composer Andres Marin, based on the principle of promoting collaboration.

10-11pm: Ally Lesser - Pop

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www.reverbnation.com/allylesser

11pm-12am: Nick Eliscu - R&B Soul

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www.facebook.com/nickeliscu/info?ref=page_internal
Combining melodic R&B hooks, soothing harmonies, hip-hop infused with psychedelic soul, electro-funk, and ambient trap-influenced beats, Nick Eliscu sets out to achieve an honest, unique and relatable sound. Growing up in a creative household, he began the pursuit of music while attending the Professional Performing Arts School. After the release of his pop-rock mixtape ("Making a Change,") and emergence of his alter ego, NickNasty, he started experimenting with other genres in his follow-up projects -- “Back on Track," “XII.XXI.XII," and "Balancing Act.” Nick's music has been featured on OK-Tho.com, MusicVillain.com, HipHopUp.com, HotTrill.com, and the Deli Magazine.

12-3.45am Harlem Soul Kitchen w / DJ JP Biamby

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www.dj.jpbiamby.com
Harlem Soul Kitchen - Join us and Dj Jp Biamby at Shrine every monday night and listen to Soul Classics, Rare Grooves, Motown R&B & Classic Sampled songs with a little Hip Hop & R&B on the side.
May 12

6-8pm: David Love Trio - Jazz

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www.DavidLoveGuitar.com
David Love was born in Geneva, NY on June 26th, 1974. His first interest in Music came in 1980 after seeing Kermit the Frog singing “The Rainbow Connection” in The Muppet Movie. So after harassing his parents for about a year, he got a guitar and started lessons. They were briefly interrupted when the family moved from Geneva to Ithaca, NY, but soon started again. He started studying with local teacher Chris Woitach, and was playing his first professional gigs at 13. He also got a Tascam Portastudio and started recording. In addition to 6 years studying with Woitach he also studied with guitarist Chad Mcloughlin. By the time he graduated high school, his accomplishments included a full-length album of his own music, as well as writing and performing the music for a documentary about the alternative school attended.

8-9pm: Kathleen Potton Band

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www.reverbnation.com/artist_2864589
Kathleen is a young Australian singer, songwriter and arranger based in New York City. Her compelling voice, eclectic tunes and her profound passion for music, come together in performance, impressing musicians and audiences alike.

9-10pm: Jorge Vadio from Portugal

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP9UN2gyIi0
Coming from Portugal, Jorge Vadio is an artist with a unique voice and an emerging talent in the world music. Their influences range from, traditional Portuguese Fado music, mixing sounds of Brazil, Cuba, folk rock etc ... His latest album "Rumo a Oeste" takes us on a journey of typically Portugeses.sounds. Jorge Vadio recently recorded with the legendary pianist Mike Garson David Bowie piano`s man the Portugese version of David Bowie`s song "Life On mars".

10-11pm: (i am) isis - Rock

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www.iamisis.com
(i am) isis is an award-winning high energy, in-your-face band formed and fronted by soul-rock-phenom, isis. The band consists of bassist Mike Koltosky, drummer Manny Mavrakis, guitarist Diamond Dave and keyboardist Isaac Childs who bring her crazy, color-filled melodies to life on stage. Of Liberian parents, the Newark-born, Minneapolis-raised poet/singer has been described as “an edgy and fresh brand of soulful truth”, who is both haunting and mesmerizing. isis has also been featured as Soul Train’s artist of the month, following her debut video “Drive Me” on Comcast On-Demand.

11pm-12am: Doziac - Rock

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www.doziac.com
Doziac was formed in New York City in 2012. Bryan (guitar) and Rodney (bass) found each other through a Facebook group looking for band members. Isaac saw them perform a show and joined the band on drums in 2014. Influences are Nirvana, Tool, Misfits, and too many others to really mention.
May 13

6-8pm: Sivan Arbel - Jazz

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHdGMXbBmoY
Sivan Arbel – an Israeli singer, arranger and composer, based in NYC. Sivan started singing and dancing at the age of 10. At the age of 16 discovered her love for jazz and since then didn't stop following her passion for the music. After touring in Israel, Dublin, Venezuela and the US, she will present to the ears of NYC her original arrangements and compositions, influenced by swing, latin and funk music and glued together with her unique improvisation skills combined with rhythmic grooves.

8-10pm: Amandla Turner

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www.amandlaturner.com
Amandla Turner was Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She joined the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, at an early age where she was instructed in choral singing for ten years. During her time with Byc, she was able to perform in various places such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden and Radio City. She also performed with Lorin Maazel of the NY Philharmonic, Elton John, Sting and Lou Reed to name a few. She eventually focused on guitar and songwriting and attended Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts. Amandla is joined by Gary Mirabelle who is a musician and songwriter.

10pm-12am: Jahbaba from Benin - World

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www.jahbabagroup.com
Oadipo Abiala alias Jah BABA est un chanteur et ingénieur de son béninois originaire du Nigeria. Naquis dans son Pobè natal, l’artiste tient cet héritage musical d’abord de sa défunte grand-mère et ensuite de son cher père.

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 14

6-8pm: #AyeFam - Jazz Quartet

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Alfredo Colon on alto sax, EWI and compositions, Mike Mroz on guitar and compositions, Giacomo Tagliavia on bass and Ben Holcomb on drums.

8-9pm: Squirrels From Hell - Rock

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www.hellsville.com
Squirrels From Hell have been playing and recording in New York City for over thirty years. Starting out as a cover band, they quickly bought into the DIY movement of CBGB, Trude Heller’s, and Max’s Kansas City, and have performed only original material since that time. Since their 1980’s birth their music has become more sophisticated and their lyrics more, well, literate. Over the last ten years the influence of Larry Brown, their drummer and vocal arranger, has given a professional polish to songs that still explore the darker side of the human condition. The trio has been expanded to include sax, which adds yet another level of sophistication to a band once called “the lowest of the low-rent bands” by the Village Voice, but now celebrated by at least one critic as “the most powerful, majestic, and intellectually challenging band of our time.

9-10pm: Blue Savages - Country Blues

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www.bluesavages.com
Four guys from New York ready to fill your ear holes with a creamy blend of Blues, Blues and Country. Hard driving. Rough and nice, intensely associated. This band could be all things to all people but they don't pay them enough for that. What can be said about Blue Savages that hasn't already been publicly stated by the FBI? Four guys who may or may not have your best interests at heart. If you try to roll with them be prepared for waking up somewhere you've never been with a hangover, having signed some sort of binding legal agreement or maybe just maxing out your credit cards by playing drinking games with the band. So get up and dance, just rock in your chair or cry in your beer. They got you covered. Coming soon to a venue near you. Wait, what?

10-11pm: SVOY - Electronica

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www.svoy.com
Mikhail Tarasov, better known by his stage name Svoy (which can be loosely translated as "self-contained"), is a producer/writer/artist for Universal Music Group and a Billboard-charting multi-Independent Music Award winner in the genre of pop/electronica. He has three self-produced albums released via Mack Avenue Records/Sony Music Entertainment, P-Vine Records/Blues Interactions and Thistime Records, respectively. In 2009, his single "Beautiful Thing" reached #69 on the Billboard Japan Hot TOP 100 Airplay and #82 on Billboard Japan Hot 100 Singles chart, with album Automatons reaching #100 on the Billboard Japan Top Independent Albums and Singles chart.

11pm-12am: Rain Of Kings - Rock

www.reverbnation.com/rainofkings
With a vibe echoing back to the great arena rock bands RAIN OF KINGS, is on a mission to bring big guitar rock,back to radio,the web and live stage. This New York City band has developed an intense live show over the past 2 years,hammering audiences with huge guitar sound, pristine vocal harmonies and driving rhythms. These four musicians from diverse,artistic and creative backgrounds,blend an intense sonic brew in which some people have described as..."Heavy Melodic" RAIN OF KINGS is definitely rooted in rock's past,present and future.

12-3:45am: DJ 9AM

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www.mixcloud.com/dj9am
R&B, Reggae, Soca, Electronic, Hip Hop, and Old School music.
May 15

6-8pm: Session - R&B

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www.reverbnation.com/sessiontheband
"SESSION" is a queens based band that is an R&B rock jazz cover band that also has an original CD called "ROMANTIC" WE have traveled all over the country we are 'SESSI"ON'

8-9pm: Thurston Ray - Soul

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www.thurstonray.com
Smooth, soulful, and jazzy are a few words that may describe the musical style of singer-songwriter, Thurston Ray. It may also be described as romantic, optimistic, and uniquely familiar. However it’s described, the Thurston Ray sound has been crafted to take the listener on a journey through emotions, melodies, and sweet inspiration. Thurston Ray is a Brooklyn, NY bass baritone vocalist who blends groovy soul music, jazzy vocals, and messages about real life and love.

9-10pm: Lulu Fall and James Theory - Organic Soul

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www.lf-jt.com
LF+JT is the artistic convergence of Lulu Fall (singer/songwriter/actor) from Washington, DC, and James Theory (pianist/poet) from Portland, Oregon. Since joining forces in 2013, their project has evolved from a cafe duo set to a thoughtful and compelling live performance backed by a 7­-piece band. Rich, velvety and honest (with hints of Amy Winehouse, Marvin Gaye and Billie Holiday), their music evokes the soulful spirit of old jazz mixed with raw rhythm and blues.

10pm-12am: Rolando "Chichi" Sosa - Garifuna

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www.facebook.com/chichi.eci
Born in Honduras on the Caribbean Coast of Central America, in the village known as Sambo Creek, Rolando “Chichi” Sosa is considered by Belizean recording company Stonetree records as "one of the greatest Garifuna musicians ever!!" He began his career playing the Garifuna drum known as the garaun and then moved on to playing trap drums. Today, he plays over 22 different instruments.

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 16

6-8pm: Asako Takasaki - Jazz

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www.asakojazz.com
Jazz vocalist Asako Takasaki and Tadataka Unno, piano.

8-9pm: Cannibal Ramblers - Blues / Rock

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www.cannibalramblers.com
The Cannibal Ramblers focus on densely textured, highly rhythmic music with strong narrative content. They have a deep reservoir of original music as well as an extensive knowledge and love of pre-war blues. The Cannibal Rambler’s sound is ragged like a rusty knife. Mixing Hound Dog, R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough, with Bukka White, Fred McDowell, and Son House brings you into their zone of sound. Driving the car down the winding mountain road with the brake lines cut is where they live. The Cannibal Ramblers were honored to represent the West Virginia Blues Society in the 2012 Memphis International Blues Challenge.

9-10pm: SHOR'TY BILLUPS

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2TT5DPBI4Y#at=11
Shor'ty was the first motown drummer to front a band. He was the drummer in Wilson Pickett's first band. He was also the drummer for Little Richard when Jimmy Hendrix was his guitarist.

10pm-12am: M' BOLO - Senegalese Music

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www.mboloband.com
M'bolo plays mbalax, the high energy music of Senegal. "M'bolo" means "together" in Wolof, a language spoken in Senegal. Cheikh Ngom, lead singer and songwriter, was born and raised in Kaolack, a city on the coast of Senegal. He has been singing, dancing, and playing sabar drums all his life. ...