2271 adam clayton powell jr. blvd. (133-134 st) new york, ny 10030 • 212-690-7807 • info@shrinenyc.com
SHRINE World Music Venue /
bar restaurant
live music performances
dj - comedy - poetry -
theater - karaoke
art exhibitions - conference room

7 days a week - 4pm-4am

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Saturday, September 20
6:00 6-8pm: Bringing Conscious Back
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.
8:00 8-9pm: Lathan' s Way - Vocal Quartet
Lathan’s Way: This exciting vocal quartet, dubbed the “Urban Manhattan Transfer,” comes together under the guidance of our inspired and talented composer/arranger Gregory K. Lathan. His luscious harmonic versions of Jazz, Soul, Pop, R&B & Gospel/Funk tunes will treat the ear with a unique twist ...
9:00 9-10pm: Allinor-Singer from Ghana - Reggae/Soul
He is Allinor, Journey Man, ever shouldering his guitar as he travels, empathizing and warm to each person he encounters. Before he picked up his first guitar he had already written dozens of songs, and as his strumming acumen brightens so does his ability to croon the sentiments of regular people across the globe struggling to make ends meet, finding happiness and peace in small rewards and hard work.
10:00 10pm-12am: Crucial Bridge and the Inity Band - Reggae
Dynamic Antiguan singer Crucial Bridge and the Inity Band play reggae and dancehall music to move the feet and uplift the spirit. Crucial Bridge has performed with the Cannabis Cup Band, Skatalites, and Roots Vibration, and his smooth vocals lead the new autism-themed single, “Angels of the World.” Inity Band, based in Harlem at Shrine World Music Venue, features reggae veterans Blacka on bass, Eugene Medinna on keyboards, Rick Sabo on guitar, and G. Moses on drums, plus very special guests.!
12:00 12am-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, September 21
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 8-9pm: Louis de Mieulle - Jazz
Born and raised in Paris, France, bassist/composer Louis de Mieulle started his musical education at 7, playing the cello. After switching to the bass guitar, he eventually graduated from the National Conservatory of Paris (classical writing) and the American School (jazz), and then moved to Boston to attend the Berklee College of Music, from which he graduated in two years.
9:00 9-11pm - Boubacar Kafando and Zaama neema Band - acoustic fus
Musician/Singer from Burkina Faso, West Africa.
10:00 11pm-3:45am Reggae Rock Steady Movement - DJ Madi/Dj AKZ
Your sunday rendez vous with Dj Madi and DJ AKZ spinning records that blend old school Hip-Hop, R&B, World & African music and a bit of old-fashioned rock and roll…
Monday, September 22
6:00 6-8pm: Quentin Angus Quartet - Jazz
Quentin’s composing style is a unique brand of contemporary jazz, full of rhythmic intensity, interesting harmonic explorations, well formed compositional structure and of course, extended improvisations. Playing a full set of original music, and drawing influences from Gilad Hekselman, Avishai Cohen, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Jonathan Kreisberg, and Brad Meldau, this is one performance not to be missed.
8:00 8-9pm: Bayo Fayemi group
Bayo Fayemi is a New York city based guitarist and composer. He began pursuing jazz his freshman year at CUNY York College. He is the leader of the Bayo Fayemi quintet, a group comprised of peers from the York College big band, which has performed with drum legend Bernard Purdie. the quintet primarily plays originals, standards, and jazz-influenced grooves.
9:00 9-10pm: Night Fishing - Pop
"Night Fishing is an indie pop band based out of New York City committed to hunting the most evasive of the friendly beasts: the infectious melody, the talon-sharp hook, and the lyric lit from within."Eric Hayden - Vocals, guitars, keyboards, sax Abigail Dunn - Vocals Steven Hobbs - Bass, shh F.C. Belt - Guitars
10:00 10-11pm: Clear Water
A trumpet and drumset duo with programmed tracks !
11:00 11pm-12am - Joey Roberts - Funk/Soul
12:00 12-3.45am Harlem Soul Kitchen w/ DJ Jp BIamby
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.
Tuesday, September 23
6:00 6-8pm: Duke Mseleku - South African Jazz
Duke Mseleku : born in S Africa. Music from my grand parents to my generation. Music was a life style and an important culture in my family. At age ten, when my father was writing music for his projects he decided to teach us to sing in four parts harmony, me and my cousins. I began working as a professional performer, at age 17 in Johannesburg, 1980 joined Sam Williams singers, 82 Dakashi Afro-fusion & jazz, 84 Oneness Afro-reggae, CAW Band Afro-folk & rock, 91 KZN University Big Band Jazz...
8:00 8-10pm: The Free Sound Ahn-somble - Jazz
Dorian Wallace and The Free Sound Ahn-somble is a 16 piece group from NYC.
10:00 10-11pm: Yael Kraus - Singer Songwriter
Yael Kraus is a solo artist with a three-piece band (guitar, keys, drums, and sometimes guest singing saw). Yael Kraus, independent rock singer, paints charmingly gritty scenes of disillusioned nights in hopeful tones. From ethereal cabaret to saucy, blunt brutality in solitary melodies, her eclectic sound reflects her early years in the Middle East, as well as influences ranging from '90's Rock to Bossanova, Trip-hop, Blues and Jazz traditions. The mixture that emerged contributes to her international and unique sound.
11:00 11pm-12am: Maitri
Translated from Sanskrit, Maitri (“my tree”) means undeniable love, compassion, and friendship. This group was formed to embrace both the hardship and ecstasy of life through song. Based on her experiences with loving the self and others, Caroline Davis (voice and saxophone) has written a collection of songs to bring people to a place of acceptance. The music is heavily influenced by soul and jazz music, as well as modern R&B. Rob Clearfield (keyboard), Matt Ulery (bass), and Charles Rumback (drums) complete the group for a band of soul stirring music.
12:00 12 -3:45am: Sean Oxley AKA DJ Umlungu - Afro deep/AfroTik
Sean Oxley is a well known name in the South African Dance music scene and he has boasted a number of residencies at some of Jo-burg and Cape Towns finest and top rated nightclubs.Sean Oxley is a well known name in the South African Dance music scene and he has boasted a number of residencies at some of Jo-burg and Cape Towns finest and top rated nightclubs.
Wednesday, September 24
6:00 6-8pm: Michael Valeanu - Jazz
Born in Paris, France in 1985, New York based guitarist and composer Michael Valeanu is one of the most exciting players of his generation. His passion for Jazz and for all the other genres of music he came across while growing up as a musician in France and in the United States has allowed him to create a unique voice on his instrument.
8:00 8-9pm: Ace Elijah - Singer Songwriter
Ace Elijah is a 24 year old songwriter & performer based out of Brooklyn, NY. His sound is rooted in the tradition of old songwriters like Irving Berlin and crooners like Nat King Cole & Frank Sinatra, but done in a modern and unique way.
9:00 9-10pm: Mente Clara-Brazilian
Mente Clara was born out of a love for the music of Hermeto Pascoal and other Brazilian masters. They combine soaring melody with sophisticated harmony and the danceable rhythms of Northeastern Brazil. The band has developed a reputation for exciting live shows and brings that same energy to their debut record, Wanderlust. This is music for both the mind and the soul. The band first came together for a session on a Sunday afternoon, after saxophonist/pianist Owen Summers and bassist Daniel Durham met and decided that there was no reason not to play Hermeto’s music. Drummer Aaron Parks and saxophonist Brian Donohoe were also there for that first session, as the band began to explore Hermeto’s music. As the group developed, they began to play more original compositions and were joined by saxophonist Jonathan McNutt and percussionist Bruno Vinezof. As Hermeto says “Tudo é som”
10:00 10-11pm: Coelho & Ridnell - Bossa Nova
Coelho & Ridnell is a unique collaboration of two musicians – one Brazilian and one American. Fellow guitar players, singers and composers Chico Coelho and Dave Ridnell met at a gig at the Tunnel Top bar in San Francisco in October 2010. They quickly hit it off, united instantly by a mutual love of the music of the great Brazilian composer Joao Donato.
11:00 11pm-12am: Akli D - Singer Songwriter
12:00 12 -3:45am DJ Dakar - Ragga, Dancehall, Naija, R&B
Thursday, September 25
6:00 6-8pm: Rodrigo Bonelli - Brazilian Jazz
The latin jazz music of Rodrigo Bonelli combines driving rhythmic patterns from Afro-Cuban and Brazilian styles along with highly inspired melodies to convey the group's message. Whether they play intensely or at a more relaxed tempo, the compositions all share rich melodies and the musicians strong interplay always shines through. They will be joined by amazing and versatile singer Erin Blatti.
8:00 8-9pm: Toney Rocks - Blues
TONEY is a bold artist fusing elements of blues, rock, and electronic music. This lethal combination unleashes dynamic guitar playing, catchy songwriting, and singing filled with raw emotion. It's progressive and illusive when trying to lock it into one category.
8:00 9-10pm: Brett Williams - Singer Songwriter
My music reflects the experiences in life I've had this far as well as my quest for the fundamental truth in this world. I have been writing and playing out as much as possible, meeting great people along the way. I hope listening to my music will make you want to think, explore yourself and everything around you; make you happy and maybe sometimes sad. As long as you're feeling it.
10:00 10pm-12am: The Clubs - Funk/Soul
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. The result is an 11 song instant classic.
12:00 12-3:45am: AFROLICIOUS w/ DJ JP Biamby
Afrolicious - 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.
Friday, September 26
6:00 6-8pm: Yehonatan Cohen Quartet - Jazz
Yehonatan Cohen is an up-and coming saxophonist in the international world of jazz who dedicates his life to express himself through his music in the most creative and pure way. His music combines a variety of influences from diverse cultures and backgrounds that creates a unique and universal fusion.
8:00 8-9pm: Adventures In Bluesland
"it is really about Phil’s wonderful singing...He is a one man million dollar quartet and this is an adventure not to be missed.... continues his career trajectory through Americana to an East Coasts rock and blues sound uniquely his own. Add to that one of the best rock and roll singing voices you’ll hear and a mean harp, Gammage’s album stands as an organic response to synthetic emotions." Rock NYC
9:00 9-10pm: SonnyBoy
Not one to be restricted to categorization or industry labels, Sonnyboy is known as an urban misfit on the musical scene. A multi- layered artist whose talents have taken him all over the world, Sonnyboy (legal: Sheldon “Shel” Riser) is a musician, singer, composer, producer, and band leader. With five independently produced albums to his name, his latest work is The Barfly Theory – thirteen tracks of “Rock N’ Soul mixed with some good old funk.”
10:00 10pm-12am: Justin Kafando & Postive Attractions band - World M
Positvie Attractions is a collective of Musician from All over the world meeting on a same platform for the same cause.
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.