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February 17

12-4pm: Black Love Brunch Series

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The panel will include a Josh Barker Staff Writer/Web Designer for the Amsterdam News and the owners of The Source of Knowledge Bookstore Newark, NJ and Sisters Uptown Bookstore Harlem, NY. All events 12 noon to 4pm. $10 in advance $15 at the door, RSVP at @free-hu.org starting on Jan 8th. Brunch is available for purchase

4-6pm: 'Brown Sugar' a Sunday Brunch Comedy Show

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www.eventbrite.com/e/chocolate-sundays-tickets-38091005222
Chocolate Sundays is a new comedy show at The Shrine, bringing out talented comedians from all over, some of which you may have seen on Comedy Central, ComicView, B.E.T, MTV, Vh1, Conan, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Come grab a mimosa, eat a delicious meal, and enjoy the show!

6-8pm: The Shrine Jazz Jam Session w / Andrew Kushnir

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Join us at Shrine for a weekly Jam Session every Sunday evening. Bring your instruments and come ready to play!

8-9pm: Matt Savage Groove Experiment - Funk

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www.savagerecords.com/wordpressnew/press/biography/ 
Matt Savage, age 26, has had a 17-year professional career as a jazz musician, bandleader and composer with ensembles of different size. He’s played with some of the biggest names in jazz, including Chick Corea, the Ellington All Stars, Chaka Khan, Wynton Marsalis, Bobby Watson, Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath, Jason Moran, Arturo O’Farrill, John Pizzarelli, Joshua Redman, Terri Lyne Carrington, Jon Faddis, Jerry Bergonzi and Donny McCaslin among others. Along the way, he’s recorded thirteen albums as leader and one as collaborator. He is a Bösendorfer piano artist.

9-10pm: International Orange- Funk / World Music

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www.internationalorangeband.com
International Orange (a.k.a. I.O.) is the brainchild of New York City veteran musicians and longtime friends Todd Isler and David Phelps. Leo Traversa provides the grooviest bass, and appearance by guest musicians such as Peter Apfelbaum are common. The members of IO have played around the globe. Their genre-crossing resume stretches from Joe Lovano to Phish’s Mike Gordon and Trey Anastacio, Angelique Kidjo, Tania Maria, John Medeski to Abdoulaye Debate and Francis Mbappe, Ivan Neville, Melvin Sparks, Steve Kimock, Jack McDuff, Betty Buckley and on and on…

10:30pm-3:45am: Crown Kings Reggae Sundays - Reggae Night

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www.facebook.com/CrownKingsNYC/
"Crown Kings Reggae Sundays" DJ Ceace *Dj Blue Steele *DJ Rio *Kimani
February 18

6-7pm: Matterhorn - Jazz / Rock

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www.johnblevinsmusic.com
ohn Blevins' MATTERHORN reflects the jazz-rock experiments of the late 1960s and an undeniable urgency of New York right now. Strains of electric Miles if not the Electric Flag are present within Matterhorn’s daring soundscape. But then there is something other. John Blevins (Trumpet/Compositions), Drew Williams (Tenor Saxophone/Bass Clarinet), Jeff McLaughlin (Guitar), Marty Kenney (Bass), and Nathan Ellman-Bell (Drums) together create a pronounced restlessness of genre, one of explosive horn lines searing through churning, ever-shifting rhythmic patterns.

7-8pm: JQ Whitcomb and Five Below- Jazz

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www.jqwhitcomb.com/j-q-whitcomb-and-five-below
JQ Whitcomb and Five Below brings together jazz, Brazil, the desert, airplanes, funk, flamenco, and folk traditions. Expect epic narrative compositions, toasty-warm harmonies, and melodies you can sing.

8-10pm: The Academy Blues Project - Blues / Rock / Soul

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www.facebook.com/theacademybluesproject/
ABP [The Academy Blues Project] is a multigenre quartet based in New York City - blending electric storytelling with elements of psychedelia, power pop, funk & classic soul into an irresistibly singular sound. “If you’re into psychedelic rock and you’re in New York right now, ABP should be at the top of your bucket list.” – New York Music Daily

10pm-12am: John Lander- Funk / Fusion

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www.johnlandermusic.com/
John Lander is a pianist, multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer, arranger, and musical director born and raised in Brooklyn. For the past decade, he has led an incredibly eclectic musical career, touching on virtually every aspect of the art form.

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.
February 19

6-8pm: Alex Clough- Jazz

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www.alexcloughmusic.com
Alex Clough is a pianist, educator and composer born and bred in Brooklyn,NY. His debut album “near, far, beyond” is set for release on October 5th, 2018. It will consist of all original compositions and a band featuring David Smith on trumpet, Steve Kortyka on tenor saxophone, Jay Sawyer on drums and John Tate on bass. Alex is also member of a Just Play!, an interactive trio featuring Steve Whipple on bass and Peter Traunmueller on drums that brings a collaborative approach and energy to playing jazz standards and other material.

8-10pm: Tatiana Owens Open MIC- Soul / R&B

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www.tatianaowens.com
Tatiana Owens – funky, soulful R&B. MTV "O Music Award" Nominee - Tatiana's music has been featured on CBS, MTV, VH1 Logo, Lifetime, CMT, BET, USA Network, The CW Network, The Paramount Network and Showtime. Tatiana's song "Pendulum" from the hit Vh1 show Love and Hip Hop was released on Universal/Def Jam Records as part of the Love and Hip Compilation. Tatiana's song "Trigger" has been featured on The Showtime Television Series Ray Donovan, The CW Network's Dynasty, The UK Television Series Guilt, The Paramount Network Series American Women and Shameless on The Showtime Network.

10-11pm: Sound Frontier - Blues

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www.thesoundfrontier.com/press-kit
Prepare yourself for another level of sound and music. Sound Frontier represents the voyage to a new dimension in music. Armed with Roots, Rhythm, and Sound, "The Frontier" has put together aspects of Blues, Funk, Jazz, (and anything else they can come up with) to deliver its own sound to the inquisitive music fan. Come one-Come all! Check out the music! Let your mind wander into the latest musical frontier....The Sound Frontier!

12-3:45am: DJ Yote from Japan

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www.mixcloud.com/djsteel011/
Based in NYC since 2015 , DJ YOTE is a very famous and professional dj in Japan. He started his career in JAPAN since 2002. He spins Hip Hop,RnB,Reggae,Dancehall,Soca,Latin,Naija,House
February 20

6-7pm: Juan Soria- Singer / Songwriter

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www.juanmsoria.com
Juan M Soria is a Singer-Songwriter from Buenos Aires, Argentina who now resides in Brooklyn, NY. Juan was forced quit his long term day job in banking after his boss denied him time off to take his dream vacation to NYC. This proved to be the best decision he ever made and ultimately the start of a completely new life and musical career in the US. His musical style is rock/folk with a bit of slide guitar for good measure and his influences include The Beatles, Dave Matthews, Jimi Hendrix, Amos Lee & Gustavo Cerati.

7-8pm: Isaac DaBom- Singer / Songwriter

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www.facebook.com/isaacdabom
Isaac DaBom brings his one-man-band to New York City! He will sing, beatbox, play his guitar and mix everything in his looping machine. Soul music in two languages, special renditions of modern classics and lots of spontaneous improvisation.

8pm-3:45am: 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
February 21

6-7pm: Artur Akhmetov Band- Jazz

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www.youtu.be/wFrxn50-TA0
Artur Akhmetov is born at the 2nd of December 1985 in UFA, a city in the East of Russia (Bashkortostan). His mother, who is a pianist, started to teach him classical piano when he was six years old. After some years he increasingly got involved in jazz music and very soon he started to play guitar. At the age of 14 he entered the Jazz department at the Music College in Ufa and at the age of 16 he got accepted at the Conservatory in Moscow (Jazz Department). His musical career started here. During this time in Moscow, Artur met a lot of good musicians and managed to engage in different projects. The major ones were: his own guitar trio which played from standards to original music, and another project called "C Style", a jazz band which focused on original compositions and modern ways of playing jazz standards. With this band he played at several Jazz festivals and performed in different cities around Russia.

7-9pm: Peter Frank w / Lucky Flamingo-Folk / Blues

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www.peterfrankmusic.com
Peter Frank, with songs influenced by doo-wop, folk, country and blues, is a rock n roller at heart, writing and performing songs that tell a story and have strong hooks. Performing as a 4 piece group with Lucky Flamingo.

12-3:45am: DJ Remix NYC

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www.soundcloud.com/user-122444272
Dj Remix is a Harlem native that has been playing at all kinds of venues for the past 15 years across NY, NJ, CT. He spins the best reggae, soca, hip hop, rnb, afrobeats, Latin, and world music with a fresh sound. When you hear him play, his love for music is evident and infectious.
February 22

6-7pm: Anita Rein - Singer Songwriter / R&B

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www.anitarein.com
Anita Rein is an Afro-Latina singer-songwriter focusing mostly on pop, soul and acoustic indie. Her aspirations include becoming a successful songwriter and having at least one of her songs appear in a movie.

7-8pm: Aziza & The Cure - Instrumental / Folk

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www.azizaandthecure.com/
Aziza & the Cure mixes influences from Classical, Folk, Jazz, and Latin music traditions to create a transcendant blend of Orchestral Pop. Led by a couple bent on intelligent optimism, their music evokes an earthly paradise with cascading strings, angelic voices, and uplifting themes. Leaders Joelle Britt and Bradley Rouen have conducted their mini-orchestra at such venues as Rockwood Music Hall, Equity Point Hotel in Times Square, and Williamsburg's Cameo Gallery. Bradley, a graduate of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and New York University, was born and raised in New Orleans and has performed at the Blue Note, Snug Harbor, and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

8-9pm: The Blue Project- Blues / Rock

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www.dannypetroni.com
Danny Petroni's "Blue Project" all original music, penned by Danny Petroni; a mashup of Rock/Blues/Jazz that will make you want to dance your blues away.

9-10pm: Eleanor Kaufman and the Tasties - Soul

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www.reverbnation.com/eleanorandthetasties
Eleanor Kaufman and her band, from Brooklyn, NY, will not only get your Tuesday night booty moving and grooving on the dance floor, they will make you swoon with their soulful ballads and sultry vocal melodies. Rooted in soul, blues, r&b and Jazz, the band plays original tunes, written by lead Singer Eleanor Kaufman, and covers that you can all sing along to. They are excited to share their music with you at Silvana.

10pm-12am: Live Disco Night with Love Train

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www.facebook.com/BandLoveTrain/
Love Train, NYC's premier disco/funk dance band is large, in charge, and ready to party! From Rock Steady to Disco Inferno, Love Train plays all the stone-cold grooves from the, 70’s, and 80′s.

12-3.45am: DJ Birane from Ivory Coast

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www.facebook.com/birane.thiam.526
One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
February 23

6-8pm: 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: De Rosa- Americana Blues Rock

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www.facebook.com/DeRosaTheBand/
Tom's new band De Rosa is in keeping with some of his blues rock oriented approach. Tom’s style is kickin' it old school with fresh and clever lyrics and contemporary cord changes. De Rosa presents his eclectic approach to composing music. He combines his diverse life experiences with the blues rock style of the 60’s and 70’s with sensitive and clever lyrics to produce a sound that cuts across the rock country and folk genres.

9-10pm: Apache Brown Band- Blues

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www.reverbnation.com/apachebrown
Apache Brown Band brings Mississippi Hill Country, Delta, and Chicago Blues up North. Apache Brown Vocals and Guitar, Krulii Eytina on Bass, Isaiah Pierce on Drums. All hailing from Brooklyn NY.

10pm-12am: Kankele Afro- Fusion / Afro / Jazz

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEO2wErtNEQ&feature=share
Meeting of the instrumentalists (Saidou Sangaré, Roland and Jean Jacques) having accompanied national and international stars) bill Aka Kora from Burkina Faso, Lauryn Hill (USA), Rido Bayonne (France), ...

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”.
February 24

4-6pm: 'Brown Sugar' a Sunday Brunch Comedy Show

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www.eventbrite.com/e/chocolate-sundays-tickets-38091005222
Chocolate Sundays is a new comedy show at The Shrine, bringing out talented comedians from all over, some of which you may have seen on Comedy Central, ComicView, B.E.T, MTV, Vh1, Conan, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Come grab a mimosa, eat a delicious meal, and enjoy the show!

6-8pm: The Shrine Jazz Jam Session w / Andrew Kushnir

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Join us at Shrine for a weekly Jam Session every Sunday evening. Bring your instruments and come ready to play!

9-10pm: ARKI - Ethiopian Groove

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www.soundcloud.com/arkigroove
Influenced by the classic recordings made in Ethiopia in the 1960s and 1970s Arki Sound performs music for your dancing and listening pleasure.

10pm-12am: Mark Dillon Band & The Culture Connexion - 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/
"Crown Kings Reggae Sundays" DJ Ceace *Dj Blue Steele *DJ Rio *Kimani
February 25

6-7pm: Ra Le Bu- Singer Songwriter

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www.bullockraquan1.wixsite.com/ra-le-bu
Ra Le Bu, singer songwriter who merges R and B and alternative music together to produce his sound.

7-8pm: Alicyn Yaffee - Jazz

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www.sonicbids.com/band/alicynyaffee/
Alicyn Yaffee is one of the next generation of talented and inspiring young jazz musicians to come out of Northern California. Now based in New York City, Alicyn's debut album, "Someone Else" features all original songs exuding the pensive intensity and lushness of artists like Alanis Morissette and Joni Mitchell.

8-10pm: The Academy Blues Project - Blues / Rock / Soul

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www.facebook.com/theacademybluesproject/
ABP [The Academy Blues Project] is a multigenre quartet based in New York City - blending electric storytelling with elements of psychedelia, power pop, funk & classic soul into an irresistibly singular sound. “If you’re into psychedelic rock and you’re in New York right now, ABP should be at the top of your bucket list.” – New York Music Daily

10-11pm: Robert Kuhn - Singer / Songwriter

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www.facebook.com/robertkuhnmusic/
Born and mostly raised in Houston, Texas, Robert Kuhn left for Pennsylvania at the age of eighteen, where he studied Mathematics and English Literature at Bucknell University. After Pennsylvania, Robert worked and travelled through New York and Texas before descending to South America. From 2001 to 2010, Robert lived in Chile, Colombia and Costa Rica before finally settling in Nicaragua as a farmer, fisherman and vagabond writer, playing music all the while. In 2010, he moved North to Houston and onto Galveston, where the music took over.

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.
February 26

6-8pm: Jon Snell- Jazz

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www.jonsnell.com
Jazz pianist and composer Jon Snell, recent graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, was the recipient of the 2017 William H. Borden Award for Outstanding Achievement in Jazz. He is a past recipient of ASCAP's Young Jazz Composer’s Award, and is a sought-after composer for studio orchestra, big band, and smaller ensembles. Snell will perform new original music with his group.

9-10:30pm: Delusional- Rock

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www.facebook.com/Delusional-232591270821788/
Delusional is a band that plays all original compositions that have been heavily influenced by classic rock bands as well as singer/songwriters. With 2 lead vocalists, soon to be 3, the band is able to draw on its many influences to create a unique sound through double lead guitars and vocal harmonies.

10:30pm-12am: Saints and Sinners- Rock / Funk

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www.chrisbottaguitar.com
Saints and Sinners is a band with more than one flavor. There’s the down and dirty blues of their Chicago and Mississippi inspirations, the hedonistic excess of ‘70s rock and funk, plus the here and now – trying to create something new and stir things up.

12-3:45am: DJ Yote from Japan

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www.mixcloud.com/djsteel011/
Based in NYC since 2015 , DJ YOTE is a very famous and professional dj in Japan. He started his career in JAPAN since 2002. He spins Hip Hop,RnB,Reggae,Dancehall,Soca,Latin,Naija,House
February 27

6-8pm: Nic Vardanega- Jazz

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www.nicvardanega.com
Currently based in New York City, guitarist / composer Nic Vardanega is an emerging voice on the international jazz scene. Vardanega has worked extensively as a sideman and bandleader and recently graduated with a Masters in Music from NYU where he studied with the likes of Peter Bernstein, Adam Rogers and Wayne Krantz. He returns to Shrine with his quartet, performing music from his recently recorded album. Josh Roberts (drums). Jakob Dreyer (bass) Nic Vardanega (guitar) Francesca Prihasti (piano)

8-9pm: SÜRF 610-Funk / Rock

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www.facebook.com/SURF610/
SÜRF 610 Is An International Band Based In Manhattan And Brooklyn.Its Members Have Performed With Everyone From Paul McCartney To Kanye West To Guns And Roses. Formed In 2017 By Guitarist/Producer, Rob Scott And Eastern Singing Sensation, Lina Luna, The Band Now Includes 5 Time Grammy Nominee And Violin Virtuoso,Susan Aquila,Argentinian Singer,Multi-Instrumentalist, Solange Prat, Keyboardist Jason Wexler And Dave Previ And Will Salwen On Drums And Bass. If You Dig Eastern Melodies,Brazilian Rhythms,Funk Grooves,All Delivered With The Vibe Of Led Zeppelin,This Is A Band You Don't Want To Miss!

9-10pm: Mark McIntyre Syndacate- Jazz / Rock / Funk

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www.markmcintyremusic.com
Mark McIntyre Band is a songwriter/groove oriented trio based out of NYC. The group regularly hosts the late night jam sessions at The 55 Bar, and features original music influenced by an eclectic range of performers including Prince, Ray Lamontagne and Wayne Krantz. The band features Phil Anthony on bass, Josh Bailey on drums, and Mark McIntyre on vocals and guitar.

10-11pm: Hide Inaba Band -Singer / Songwriter

www.facebook.com/hideinabanyc/
Hide Inaba* is a Japanese singer, songwriter and producer. He is based on New York and performs mainly New York, London, Tokyo and a few European Countries in this a couple of years include Music festival “make music New York 2015, 2016” and Figment New York 2017. The style of his music is very unique and influenced many elements of fork ,rock, Latin, Jazz and R&B with using Japanese, English and little bit of Spanish.
February 28

6-7pm: The Emi Trevena Quartet- Jazz

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9WugA8GkRY
Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Emi began his formal training in jazz guitar with Berklee College of Music mentor and professor Bruce Saunders. At 18, Emi relocated to New York City where he attended The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music on scholarship. Since arriving to New York, Emi has studied with instrumentalists and composers Dave Douglas, Marcus Strickland, Matt Wilson and Kirk Nurock; guitarists Adam Rogers, Mike Moreno, Peter Bernstein, Nir Felder, Steve Cardenas, Vic Juris, Jack Wilkins, Richard Boukas, and Rory Stuart; and pianists Joanne Brackeen, George Cables, Garry Dial, and Rachel Z.

7-8pm: Naomi Vernon - Singer Songwriter / Folk

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www.naomivernon.com/
Born and raised in Tucson, AZ, where the Saguaros grow as tall as buildings and the desert sky is as vast as time itself, Naomi is a nature girl at heart. Naomi's music transports her listeners to her home at the base of the mountain, where she spent her youth writing songs and singing into the dry wind. In 2014 Naomi moved to New York City to pursue her dream of telling her story through her songs. Her passion for fingerstyle guitar, along with a love of folk and country music blends into her indie-folk style of songwriting.

9-10pm: LaQuin and the Family Tree Band-Funk / Hip-Hop /

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www.lftbmusic.com
LAQUIN AND THE FAMILY TREE BAND Is a mission driven art platform giving musicians opportunities to perform, educate, and volunteer in underserved communities. LaQuin has earned the reputation as a talented saxophonist and songwriter to look out for. From live gigs to studio sessions and more, LaQuin continues to impact youth and adults by creating opportunities for underserved communities to experience the creative power of music.

10pm-12am: CIRCULAR TIME - Afro / World Blues

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www.circulartime.com
Circular Time is a tight, blues, cross-over band—with a powerful horn section- that performs blues, jazz, funk, zydeco, afro-pop, reggae, soca, and classic rock. The core part of the group has been together since 1998. They can move from a hard-edged blues, a beat, a transition, to a soca that might incorporate a dash of samba, or merengue, followed by a funk, or an original house/afro-pop, to a Coltrane, or a Albert King ballad or a Herbie Hancock.
March 1

6-7pm: FutureShift- Jazz

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www.zaccarson.com
Hi Matt, FutureShift is a collective of progressive musicians based in NYC. Using improvisation to push the boundaries of music, FutureShift is creating an ever relevant and relatable modern jazz style. With many depths of sound to uncover, each composition surpasses standard jazz forms, creating a dramatic, exciting, and powerful musical dynamic. Marco Bolfelli: Guitar Zac Carson: Bass Julia Chen: Piano Peter Manheim: Drums

7-8pm: Robert Lotreck- Jazz

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www.robertlotreck.wixsite.com/website
Robert Lotreck, a drummer rising from the great jazz background of Hartford, Connecticut, has studied under Jimmy Cobb, Jason Marsalis, and Ben Bilello. His new ensemble will feature bright young players from the nationally selective Grammy Band as well as others from across the city of New York.

8-9pm:The Modifieds - Indie Rock

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www.facebook.com/themodifiedspage/
The Modifieds formed on December 18th 2014. We are an indie rock band from CT formed by Austin Goncalo and Zac Palarino

9-10pm: Queens County Roots - Roots / Rock

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www.soundcloud.com/user-610762208/promise-and-hope-1
Queens-based band Queens County Roots is made up of seasoned players who have frequented the NYC music scene in other bands, now coming together to form a roots and rock outfit. Don't miss their debut on the Shrine stage!

10pm-12am: Pablo Djembe & Manding System- World Music

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=lY6_ZfljQ38
Pablo Djembe from Cote d'Ivoire is a master of the banjo, guitar, and West African drums the djembe and the doundoun. He has been performing for over 25 years around the globe at world renowned venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the National Theater, BAM, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Library of Congress, the United Nations, and many more alongside several esteemed musicians.

12-3.45am: DJ Birane from Ivory Coast

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www.facebook.com/birane.thiam.526
One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
March 2

6-7pm: Josiah Boornazian- Jazz

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www.josiahboornazian.bandcamp.com/album/intersection
Josiah Boornazian is an award-winning saxophonist, composer, and educator currently active in Miami, Washington state, California, and New York City.

7-8pm: Nick Panoutsos Quartet- Jazz

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www.nickpanoutsos.com/about
Bassist Nick Panoutsos has become an increasingly prominent voice in the San Francisco Bay Area jazz scene with a rapidly growing freelance career in New York. Over the last three years, he has performed in the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest in addition to several local venues on both coasts, such as Café Pink House and Silvana. He recently recorded a collection of original music with his quartet last August, and continues to compose on a regular basis.

8-9pm: Joaquin Pozo- Cuban

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEXrJl_8CAQ&feature=youtu.be
“Fiery, elegant, lyrical, and impossibly virtuosic” – such has been called master Cuban percussionist Joaquín Pozo’s style. Dubbed “El Pulpo” (The Octopus) because of his incredible facility with the congas, Pozo is known for his unique singular style, a melodic approach to drumming which is identified by its percussive inventiveness.

10pm-12am: Kakande - Music from West Africa

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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 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”.
March 3

12-4pm: Black Love Brunch Series

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Optimum Health / Creating a Black Fitness Culture The panel will include Natalie Thandiwe author of “The Yummi Cookbook”, Sheryl Huggins Salomon; Communications Director at NYU’s McSilver Institute and Health Writer. We will also have a mobile health clinic from the Community Healthcare Network on site providing free blood pressure, diabetes and health screenings. All events 12 noon to 4pm. $10 in advance $15 at the door, RSVP at @free-hu.org starting on Jan 8th. Brunch is available for purchase

4-6pm: 'Brown Sugar' a Sunday Brunch Comedy Show

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www.eventbrite.com/e/chocolate-sundays-tickets-38091005222
Chocolate Sundays is a new comedy show at The Shrine, bringing out talented comedians from all over, some of which you may have seen on Comedy Central, ComicView, B.E.T, MTV, Vh1, Conan, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Come grab a mimosa, eat a delicious meal, and enjoy the show!

6-8pm: The Shrine Jazz Jam Session w / Andrew Kushnir

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Join us at Shrine for a weekly Jam Session every Sunday evening. Bring your instruments and come ready to play!

8-10pm: The Shrine Big Band - Jazz

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWigjUUp18w
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: Crown Kings Reggae Sundays - Reggae Night

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www.facebook.com/CrownKingsNYC/
"Crown Kings Reggae Sundays" DJ Ceace *Dj Blue Steele *DJ Rio *Kimani
March 4

8-9pm: Eunjung Jo Trio- Jazz

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www.facebook.com/piano.yoonmi/videos/10156232053243966/?t=8
Born in Seoul, Korea, Bassist, composer and arranger She began with the piano, experimented with traditional korean flute and electric bass. She Graduated from Dong-Ah Institute of Media and Arts Department of Music and Prince Claus Conservatory in Netherlands. Presently, she is working with many players and studying master course in New York.

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.
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7-8pm: Andre Matos Group - Jazz

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www.andrematosmusic.com
The distance between modern post-bop sounds and free jazz suffused with high-tech experimentalism narrows significantly on the new CD Quare from Andre Matos, a brilliant young guitarist and Portuguese native now living in the United States.

8-9pm: Squirrels From Hell - Rock

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www.facebook.com/Squirrels-From-Hell-240025721931/
Squirrels From Hell "The Band New York City Couldn't Kill". Underground, Unusual, Original Rock that spans multiple styles. An intense band that has spent decades in obscurity. Only the raw but controlled energy of a live performance will demonstrate how SFH continue to influence NY music culture. SFH have be celebrated for their "Art-Punk Oddness" (Alternative Press) and officially designated "The Lowest Of Low-Rent Bands (Village Voice). www.reverbnation.com/squirrelsfromhell

9-10pm: 5 Cent Wifi - Electric Trio / Jazz / Hip Hop

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www.5centwifi.com
5 Cent Wifi is an electric trio fusing traditional American jazz with modern electronica and hip hop. With a passion for tight vocal harmonies and an even tighter groove, this band carries its listeners from excitement to melancholy and back again with a confident charisma. Born in the melting pot of Seattle's Capitol Hill Neighborhood they relocated to New York City and are hitting the scene with original music and newfangled covers that are bound to tap your foot and clap your hands for you.
March 8

7-8pm: Andy Bianco Quartet - Jazz

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www.armoredrecords.com/homefront.htm
Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, guitarist/composer Andy Bianco graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Performance. His father was a professional saxophonist who played in dance bands & worked throughout the Mid-Atlantic & Mid-West from the 1950's-1980's. Andy studied a few years of piano while only a child & later switched to guitar at age 14. He started studying jazz at age 16 & attended The University of Pittsburgh for 2 years before transferring to Berklee College of Music.

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.

10pm-12am: Revolutionary Council - Afro Beat

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www.facebook.com/RevolutionaryCouncilAfrobeat/
We are a 10 peice ensemble with a massive sound. Like traditional African music our use of polyrhythms gives the music an aggressive drive. Our music is given further empetus by means of the power of our 5 peice horn section. The edge and sophistication of the lush traditional african harmonies amplifies the sound while maintaing the melodo-rhythmic groove. Finally, the mesmorizing effect of our groove oriented improvisations will keep our audience dancing from start to end.

12-3.45am: DJ Birane from Ivory Coast

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www.facebook.com/birane.thiam.526
One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
March 9

7-8pm: Luke Domozick- Singer Songwriter

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www.lukedomozick.bandcamp.com/album/north-road
Singer songwriter making his way from Western Ma through the Northeast playing original heartfelt emotional music..

8-9pm: Derek Nelson Band - Folk / Americana (ohl)

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www.dereknelsonband.com/
Originally from Martinez, California, singer-songwriter Derek Nelson brings sensibilities from his small town upbringing face-to-face with the experiences living in New York City. His style has been inspired by some of his favorite songwriters including Billy Joel, John Mayer, Elvis Costello, and Paul Simon. While his musical tastes are wildly varied, his own music is a balance of "old" and "new," touching on topics like the battles of love and loss, and growing up.- Columbia Daily Tribune

9-10pm: Bernadette Barnes & Call me Dope- Soul

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www.facebook.com/SingBernadette/
Independent singer/songwriter Bernadette is one of the premier vocalist of our time. She was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. The city's immense culture and rich heritage deeply influenced her musical style. She got her start singing in the choir at her grandfather's church, were she discovered her love for music and God. Bernadette's style of music transcends genre. Her smooth, jazzy, electrifying vocals are sure to leave you breathless.

10pm-12am: Adam Travis & the Soul- Soul / Rock

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www.adamtravismusic.com
Brooklyn based jam band fusing reggae, rock, blues, and soul.

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”.
March 10

4-6pm: 'Brown Sugar' a Sunday Brunch Comedy Show

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www.eventbrite.com/e/chocolate-sundays-tickets-38091005222
Chocolate Sundays is a new comedy show at The Shrine, bringing out talented comedians from all over, some of which you may have seen on Comedy Central, ComicView, B.E.T, MTV, Vh1, Conan, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Come grab a mimosa, eat a delicious meal, and enjoy the show!

6-8pm: The Shrine Jazz Jam Session w / Andrew Kushnir

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Join us at Shrine for a weekly Jam Session every Sunday evening. Bring your instruments and come ready to play!

8-9pm: Rock' N' Roll Johnny -Rock

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www.rocknrolljohnny.com
Rock 'n' Roll Johnny is a well-known singer/songwriter on the New York City music scene. He connects with his audiences through his high-energy performances of his rock 'n' roll and blues compositions and well-known covers.

9-10pm: The Bees Trees - Funk / Roots / Rock

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www.thebeestrees.com
The Bees Trees deliver a dynamic fusion of melodies that highlight a wide range of musical influences - including funk, roots rock, reggae, jazz and blues. By frequently performing in a variety of venues - from taverns to music festivals and theaters - they deliver their unique sounds to an eclectic audience.

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

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www.facebook.com/CrownKingsNYC/
"Crown Kings Reggae Sundays" DJ Ceace *Dj Blue Steele *DJ Rio *Kimani
March 11

9pm-12am: The Get Down- HipHop / Soul / Showcase

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www.facebook.com/Jamescalvinonkeys/
Sure to be One of the "LARGEST" and Most "EPIC" Musical Events Ever to Hit Harlem NYC!!!!! Ladies and Gentlemen "The Get Down"!!!!! Some of NYC'S Finest Voices, Musicians and Performing Artists all under One Roof!! Curated by none ther than @JamesCalvinOnKeys!! This is Going to be an Event to Remember!!! FREE!!! ENTRY!!!! Food and Drink for The Masses!!

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.
March 12

9pm-10:30pm: Tender Beats- Indie Rock

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www.facebook.com/tenderbeats/
We are powerful and melodic like a pink thunderstorm.
March 13

6-8pm: The Jon Menges Quartet- Jazz

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www.mengesmusic.com/index.htm
The Jon Menges Group is a mainstream jazz ensemble that performs various styles of standards, jazz classics, and original tunes. The group has played in many cafes, bars, restaurants, bookstores, and for private functions in the New York area. Also providing various styles of swing and Latin music, the group can perform as a trio on up.

8-11pm: BLUESCRAFT- Music Series

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www.facebook.com/bluescraftnyc/
A twice monthly live music event in downtown New York City. Our manifesto: We are focused on blues, country, blue grass, swing, and other American roots music styles. We feature artists who are fully committed to playing that style of music, not "part timers". BluesCraft is NOT a blues jam. We live in a jam-free zone lol.
March 14

6-7pm: Michael Moody- Jazz

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www.itunes.apple.com/us/album/i-wish-you-love/1295230916
A native New Yorker Michael Moody has studied with today’s leaders of jazz music, including NEA Jazz Master Barry Harris, soprano saxophonist Sam Newsome, vocalist Roberta Gambarini, Marion Cowings, and free jazz vocalist Jay Clayton. Legendary Bebop singer Sheila Jordan once told Moody “You got soul baby”. Michael has performed on stage with Sheila Jordan, Cameron Brown, John Patitucci, Franciso Mela, and Randy Brecker. In November 2017 Moody released his debut album “I Wish You Love” “The album an impressive debut, shows off Moody’s keen sense of time, rich vibrato, and agility with vocal improv” - Suzanne Lorge. All About Jazz Join him along with Pianist Takaaki Otomo and Bassist Steve Wood for a night of live jazz music at Shrine.

9-10pm: Eddy Marshall- Jazz / Pop

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www.EddyMarshallMusic.com
Eddy Marshall is a pop/jazz bandleader who grew up listening to Ray Charles and Norah Jones in Northern Virginia. He started playing guitar at ten years old. After high school, Eddy attended college at University of Vermont. He began playing shows at the Radio Bean and eventually transferred to Berklee College of music where he graduated before moving to New York City. In 2015 Eddy released his first EP and in 2018 he released four fresh singles that groove with a lyrical and musical ease.

10-11pm: Total Blam Blam- Rock

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www.facebook.com/totalblamblamband/
Total Blam Blam is a New York band that brings a love of vintage, melodic, high-energy fuzz-rock to songs new and old. Ali Afkhami, Kevin Maney, Aaron Belson, Jake Silverman and Tyler Bernhardt played in bands in London, DC and NYC before coming together in the past year.
March 15

6-8pm: Bayo Fayemi Group- Jazz / Funk

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=aufzPf-UfO0
Bayo Fayemi is an up and coming guitarist/bandleader/composer. He began to study the guitar and jazz at the age of 18. He honed his skills in the York College Big Band, before joining several ensembles around NYC. His styles of choice range from Jazz, R &B, and the Blues. He is set to record his debut album this Spring.

8-9pm: Zach Russack (Band) - Alternative Rock

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Zach Russack is a singer/songwriter based out of Hackettstown, New Jersey. Zach's music has a variety of influences, ranging from Elliott Smith, Jeff Buckley, Death Cab For Cutie, Neil Young, and many more.

9-10pm: Moon Sugar - Jazz Rock

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8W9_Sfo9W4
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!

10pm-12am: Mar Sala - Flamenco / Latin / Pop

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www.marsalaband.net
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.

12-3.45am: DJ Birane from Ivory Coast

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www.facebook.com/birane.thiam.526
One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
March 16

7-8pm: Latin American Folk Experiment

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www.edumora.com
"Latin American Folk Experiment is a project by guitarist and composer Edu Mora, where the concept of the music is based in the mixture of different textures and rhythms from Latin American music from the Caribbean and the North Pacific coast of the continent. The project is oriented to the improvisation within the frame of these colorful and danceable styles of music."

8-10pm: Funky and Mystic Monkey Band- Funk ohl

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www.facebook.com/MysticMonkeyandUnclefunky/
Groove Junkies shakin hips around the world.

10pm-12am: Danaya Band - World Music

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www.facebook.com/danayaband/
Danaya Band was founded in New York City in 2017 by Aboubacar Dembele, bass player/percussionist son of renowned Malian musician Bamba Dembele. Seasoned, world-traveled artists of West African backgrounds, Danaya’s sound is steeped in traditions passed down from father to son and pays tribute to the energy and rhythms of Malian, Mandingo, Afrobeat music and more.

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”.
March 17

12-4pm: Black Love Brunch Series

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www.free-hu.org
Black Family as Survival Unit All events 12 noon to 4pm. $10 in advance $15 at the door, RSVP at @free-hu.org starting on Jan 8th. Brunch is available for purchase

4-6pm: 'Brown Sugar' a Sunday Brunch Comedy Show

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www.eventbrite.com/e/chocolate-sundays-tickets-38091005222
Chocolate Sundays is a new comedy show at The Shrine, bringing out talented comedians from all over, some of which you may have seen on Comedy Central, ComicView, B.E.T, MTV, Vh1, Conan, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Come grab a mimosa, eat a delicious meal, and enjoy the show!

6-8pm: The Shrine Jazz Jam Session w / Andrew Kushnir

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Join us at Shrine for a weekly Jam Session every Sunday evening. Bring your instruments and come ready to play!

8-9pm: Eems- Singer / Songwriter

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z10DspBeUkQ
Blending his ukulele with loops and effects to achieve a captivating blend of R&B and pop music, Eems has used his unique sounds, voice and sense of humor to reach crowds across the country.

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

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www.facebook.com/CrownKingsNYC/
"Crown Kings Reggae Sundays" DJ Ceace *Dj Blue Steele *DJ Rio *Kimani
March 18

7-8pm: Gedalya- Singer Songwriter

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www.gedalyasong.com
Gedalya's songs reflect his journey as well as the outlook he is striving for. When asked about himself, this singer/songwriter simply says, "I'm a learner!" His album, "With Help from Heaven" is the product of a student of life's creative side, weaving thought provoking messages into poetic verse set to original music.

8pm-12am: The Sifer: Hip Hop & Spoken Word Open Mic

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www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1254550281231192
VISION: Upper Manhattan is an oasis of creativity and artistic expression...it's Nina Simone meets Nas, it's Flying Lotus meets Roy Ayers, it's Prince meets J Dilla. Inspired by the revitalization of the New Harlem Renaissance, NYC's Hip Hop & Spoken Word Jam Session, presents a fusion of audio art backed by our live hip hop jam band Likwuidity. The Sifer encourages education initiatives while using our love for music to bring cultures closer together. Doors 7:45pm Show 8:00pm Feature 9:30pm @DenzelWilson & @ Huego Jam Session 10pm **No Cover, but Toy Donations are appreciated for PS 171**

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.
March 19

6-7pm: Michael Bank Quintet- Jazz

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www.facebook.com/events/161656201071811/
Pianist Michael Bank has been on the New York Jazz Scene since the 1980's. Having studied with Jaki Byard and Dick Katz he enjoys a personal exploration of the jazz piano in its historical context. He has performed with George Kelly and Al Casey and has lead his own groups at The Cotton Club, Birdland, Smalls, and Aaron Davis Hall. Michael Bank (piano), Steve Little (drums), Matt Smith (guitar), John Ludlow (alto sax), and Ben Rubens (bass)

8-10pm: Tatiana Owens Open MIC- Soul / R&B

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www.tatianaowens.com
Tatiana Owens – funky, soulful R&B. MTV "O Music Award" Nominee - Tatiana's music has been featured on CBS, MTV, VH1 Logo, Lifetime, CMT, BET, USA Network, The CW Network, The Paramount Network and Showtime. Tatiana's song "Pendulum" from the hit Vh1 show Love and Hip Hop was released on Universal/Def Jam Records as part of the Love and Hip Compilation. Tatiana's song "Trigger" has been featured on The Showtime Television Series Ray Donovan, The CW Network's Dynasty, The UK Television Series Guilt, The Paramount Network Series American Women and Shameless on The Showtime Network.
March 20

8pm-3:45am: 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
March 21

6-7pm: Takeshi Otani Band - Jazz / Fusion

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www.reverbnation.com/takeshiotani
Takeshi Otani Band is New York based jazz/fusion band. Some of they influences include Robert Glasper, Roy Hargrove, Snarky Puppy, etc.
March 22

7-8pm: The Jade Collective - Jazz

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www.jadecollectivemusic.com/
Jade Collective is an original, contemporary jazz band led by guitarist, Jan Esbra, and vocalist, Catey Esler. After meeting during their studies at Berklee College of Music in 2014, they began writing music and put the band together with their classmates. ​ In April 2016, Jade Collective successfully crowdfunded their debut album "Clarity" which was released in August 2016. Jade Collective performs locally in the Boston area and has supported singer-songwriter Becca Stevens on tour.

8-9pm: Afroloc - R&B / Latin

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www.about.me/gloriaisaiah
I am a Singer, Songwriter and Bandleader. I perform with a live band, out of the great City of New York. I create music to move your body, stimulate the spine and lyrics to inspire. Modeling is simply an extension of the creative process. On occasion, I dip my fingers in acting, writing and directing.

9-10pm: Joy on Fire- Funk / Rock

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www.joyonfire.com
“The sounds of Joy on Fire are energetic and progressive, featuring dark, edgy bass lines reminiscent of rock licks on a spectrum from the Pixies to Black Sabbath combined with the punctuated horn melodies whose addition call to mind Herbie Hancock jams.”

10pm-12am: The Liz Caldwell Experience

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IAljDmyh34&list=PL8-UgxXWgXStsSawrgr_ltkrpkV5K93UQ
My name is Elizabeth caldwell, I have been singing 14 years old. I have had the opportunity to sing wth several bands over the years. my dad he was an still is inspiration. I use to watch perform most of my life With such amazement. At how he comes alive on stage. I wanted to do what he does on stage when I get older. I have a passion for the art of music. The liz caldwell experience is just that . I take every song an make it my own. That comes From feeling an believing in what you are singing about That comes From the heart. As long as I can wake up and sing a song or tune from my mouth I am filled with so much joy in my heart. I love the guy's that I work with On this project. Robbie Smith the drummer so love his spirit for music. Than there's peral he is and awesome key board player.his ear for music and willingness to teach is amazing then there's Tony our harmonica player he's funny and makes the songs feel good. Than there's John our guitarist he awesome an last but not least our bass player Mark now he always delivers a funky bass for you. This is what makes us who we are the liz caldwell experience we leave you with such a sweet taste in your spirit after a night out with us. Welcome to the liz caldwell experience

12-3.45am: DJ Birane from Ivory Coast

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www.facebook.com/birane.thiam.526
One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
March 23

7-8pm: Lior Milliger- Jazz

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www.liormilliger.com
Lior Milliger, a Brooklyn based Saxophonist and composer, brings his music to the Shrine for the first time, combining avant-garde, middle eastern and modern music influences into an hour of hard driving performance.

9-10pm: The Dirty Old Men - NYC- Blues / Classic Rock / Funk

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www.thedirtyoldmen-nyc.com
The Dirty Old Men-NYC started out predominately as a blues band but eventually segued into playing classic rock and soul covers. In recent months, the band has progressed further by moving into playing our own original material. Our current sets consists of both originals and covers with emphasis on having our audiences dance along and enjoy themselves. The name of our band stems from the fact that all 5 of us are middle aged, but don't be fooled. If you were to put a mask on our drummer, the audience would think he was 19.

10pm-12am: Nando Griffiths & Kingston 8- Reggae / Soca

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www.reverbnation.com/nandogriffithsmusic
"Kingston 8" was founded by singer, songwriter, recording artist Nando Griffiths as his official backing band. Featuring some of the top musicians from the NYC area, Nando and his crew are well suited to sound out his unique blend of Reggae, R&B, and Soul music, while creating a culturally immersive experience which draws from the richness of the past and the modern sounds of today and tomorrow!

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”.