|Monday, April 27|
|7:00||7pm-12am: The Rendez Vous - Live Show Case Soul,Funk,Blues Rock
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!
|12:00||12-3.45am: DJ Joey Roberts
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.
|Tuesday, April 28|
|6:00||6-8pm: Leonard Thompson Trio - Jazz|
|8:00||8-9pm: Heather LaRose
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.
|9:00||9-10pm: Chavar Dontae
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.
|10:00||10-11pm: Poppy' s Field from London
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.
|11:00||11pm-12am: Kt Mulholland
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.
|12:00||12-3:45am: Æfroboy- DJ Set
Æfroboy is a globetrotting dj locking off dances and killing soundboys from Nairobi to Los Angeles. He plays the top of the top dance musics from all over the world—from kwaito to dancehall.
|Wednesday, April 29|
|6:00||6-8pm: Rachel Linkovsky Quintet - Jazz
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.
|8:00||8-11pm: The PitchBlak Playlist
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!
|11:00||11pm-12am: The New Black - Hip Hop Blues Funk
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.
|12:00|| 12-3:45am: DJ Dakar
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.
|Thursday, April 30|
|6:00||6-8pm: Jelani Bauman - Jazz
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.
|8:00||8-9pm: Eli Groves - R&B
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.
|9:00||9-10pm: Brittney Crush - R&B
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.
|10:00||10-11pm: Ben Pagano Band - Funk Soul
"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."
|11:00||11pm-12am: Steven Chelliah - Rock Fusion
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.
|12:00||12-3:45am: DJ 4Play|
|Friday, May 1|
|6:00||6-8pm: The Highliners - Jazz
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.
|8:00||8-9pm: Shay Leonia R&B
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.
|9:00||9-10pm: Nafsi Groove
Nafsi Groove is a Brooklyn, NY based, Soul-Jazz-Funk Fusion Band
|10:00||10pm-12am: Yacouba Diabate and Dounouya - African World Music
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.
|12:00||12-3.45am Dj Birane from Ivory Coast
One of NYC's finest African DJ, the best coupé decallé, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, and salsa in the city.
|Saturday, May 2|
|6:00||6-8pm: Orange Burn - Funk/Rock/Soul
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.
|8:00||8-9pm: Caprice Starbrite & Kizmit - Singer/Songwriter
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!
|9:00||9-10pm: EmZ from Australia - Pop Singer
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.
|10:00||10pm-12am: Super Yamba Band - Afro Beat
SUPER YAMBA BAND - Select members of The Brand New Life + more playing groovy, groovy afrobeat!
|12:00||12-3:45am: DJ JP Biamby
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.
|Sunday, May 3|
|5:00||5-8pm: The Shrine Sunday Jazz Jam Session with Lu Reid
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.
|8:00||8-11pm: THE SHRINE BIG BAND - JAZZ
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!
|11:00||11pm-3:45am: DJ Ceace - Reggae Night|