|Monday, May 25|
|6:00||6-7pm: Onyi - Singer|
|7:00||7-11pm: Hip Hop and Spoken Words - Open Mic with Live Band
"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
|11:00||11pm-12am: La Flaque from Alsace, France - Electro
Perdu dans un jeu vidéo halluciné, la Flaque essaye de s'en sortir grâce à ses breaks cadencés et ses synthétiseurs vaporeux. Originairement hip-hop et électro, ce groupe membre de l'asso des Nazes propose depuis peu des productions à tendance dub/techno 8bits, tirant ses influences autant des vidéo game kitchs que des films documentaires animaliers.
|12:00||12-3:45am: DJ Natt from Japan
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.
|Tuesday, May 26|
|6:00||6-8pm: Joe Pino Quintet - Jazz
Joe Pino, trumpet, teacher/educator, and endorsed Adams Flugelhorn Artist started playing trumpet at the age of ten. In High School, he was selected to play in the Beverly High School Jazz Band that competed at jazz festivals put on by The International Association of Jazz Educators. From these festivals, Joe won many outstanding soloist awards including two given by Herb Pomeroy and Greg Hopkins.
|8:00||8pm-2am: Soul 4Real - Open Mic hosted by Raine Torae & Band
Soul, R&B, Funk, Poetry, Jazz, Gospel $10 Cover
|Wednesday, May 27|
|6:00||6-8pm: Kyle K. Green - Jazz
Born in a small town in the Midwest, Kyle grew up listening to a diverse range of music. Through his parents he was exposed primarily to Celtic, Country, Folk, and Rock music. Listening to artist from these genres of music aided in developing a musical sensibility that is continually reflected in Kyle’s playing. In his teens, Kyle was immersed in a music scene that was defined by heavy guitar riffs and shredding guitar solos. Rock music had taken over the local scene as well as Kyle’s musical interest for several years. Later, in his early twenties, Kyle was exposed to jazz music. The new textures sounds, and rhythms that Jazz offered, changed his playing forever. Kyle Spent his mid twenties traveling the globe performing as a guitarist with recording artist from both the UK and USA.
|8:00||8-11pm: The PitchBlak Playlist
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!
|11:00||11pm-12am: Friends from Earth
We are Friends From Earth. Our mission is to use rhythms with strong melodies and perfect harmonies to conduct communications with extra terrestrial beings. The performance of Friends From Earth is both audio and visual as they attempt to contact other worldly beings with sonic appeal. Band members, Alex Brown and Joey Vagus, collaborate to create unique beats and samples for the live performance they originate. Alex sings, writes music, and creates samples. Joey mixes and produces music and videos. They use the latest technologies such as samplers, drum machines, synthesizers, video projection, and communication satellite-dishes (CSD). With these, as well as with other devices, they create an idiosyncratic audio-visual live production with a unique electronic sound and riveting visual. With Alex's background in musical performance and Joey's background in music production, they capture a powerful combination of original music.
|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, May 28|
|6:00||6-8pm: David Kardas - Jazz
Dave Kardas is a trained jazz guitarist and composer from Milford, Connecticut, USA. Dave studied at Hartt School of Music with Jackie Mclean.
|8:00||8-9pm: Joe Popp - Singer Songwriter
Joe Popp is a singer songwriter and has served as the front man for Plasma in the Ukraine, The Hornrims, Joe Popp , and dogs on ice. His music in not standard acoustic fare. At one moment he attacks the guitar in punk fashion with a heavy right hand and quick chord changes, then he will dramatically shift into a song that breaks your heart...
|9:00||9-10pm: Carbon Mirage - Jazz/Rock
Not concerned with fitting neatly into one genre, Carbon Mirage is able to capture the moment freely and serve the song directly. Combing elements of jazz harmony and improvisation, electronic textures and effects, and deep, infectious grooves, Carbon Mirage is a sound all its own.
|10:00||10-11pm: 12KO - Pop Funk
Hailing from New York City, 12KO is a driven, passionate and charismatic band with a unique approach to their blend of pop and funk. "We want people to love the songs and get them stuck in their heads!"
|11:00||11pm-12am: Fractal Caravan - Funk Rock
Fractal Caravan play funky, philosophical rock & roll. Edwin Quirk, Fabio Montenegro & David Cornejo are travelers from around the planet, voraciously absorbing the funkiest sounds they can find. They connected on craigslist for a last minute gig in Brooklyn in 2013, & began crafting their eclectic sound immediately. Inspired by The Clash, Bob Marley, Fela, & Jimi, they write modern rock songs to keep you thinking for yourself & dancing, preferably with others. Their debut album, Paradox Lust is available digitally everywhere.
|12:00||12-3:45am: DJ 9AM
R&B, Reggae, Soca, Electronic, Hip Hop, and Old School music.
|Friday, May 29|
|6:00||6-8pm: TheFunkof40kYears - Funk
The Funk of Forty Thousand Years started in August 2007 in Michigan. The core mission is to deliver live organic funk and soul to the masses. As the band sound matured, sprinkles of jazz improvisation started to percolate and are now a permanent fixture. Yasin Jackson has been writing and singing for many years and pounced on the opportunity to join the band. Her voice has been compared to Carole King, Erykah Badu and others. Her lyrics and vocal scats provide plenty of food for thought. Bassist Michael P. Jackson is the main composer and brought the band together. He started playing music at the age of 8, learning clarinet.
|8:00||8-10pm: Baked Goods - Funk
Baked Goods is a 5-piece jam band originating in Merrick, New York. Their style has been compared to artists like the Dave Matthews Band while still creatively maintaining a sound all their own. Their combination of jazz, funk, and rock and roll is a recipe for a unique sound which Baked Goods delivers in each song.
|10:00||10pm-12am: Funky Dawgs Brass Band - New Orleans Second Line
We are a 10-piece funky groove machine loaded with high-energy horns and a backbeat that is irresistibly funky. This summer we blew audiences away at Gathering of the Vibes, on the main stage of the Norwalk Oyster Festival opening for the Village People, and at many well-known venues in New York City (Sullivan Hall), Boston, Providence, Hartford, and New Orleans just to name a few. We have opened for Twiddle, Rebirth Brass Band, and some of us have played with Kung Fu, Rebirth (at Brooklyn Bowl), members of The Soul Rebels Brass Band, and The Stooges Brass Band. We are taking the music of New Orleans to a whole new level, playing traditional New Orleans R&B, rocking our own original music, and adding a brass twist to today’s top hits.
|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 30|
|6:00||6-8pm: Yuki Shibata Trio - Jazz
Jazz pianist Yuki Shibata and her quartet will play a collection of original tunes. Her musical sensibility is both energetic and infectious, her melodies both playful and haunting. As a composer she has achieved recognition as one of Berklee College of Music's innovative new artists. Performing in Boston and Japan, this quartet is a magical and uplifting experience…………………. Yuki Shibata, keys --- Yoshiki Yamaha, bass --- Hironori Suzuki, drum set
|8:00||8-10pm: The High East - Funk/Jazz
Bringing the best in funk, jazz and fusion music. Voted "Best of the Valley" at the Peekskill Jazz and Blues Fest 2013
|10:00||10pm-12am: Random Test - Reggae
For almost a decade, Random Test Reggae Band has been rocking the Jersey Shore with music heavily coated in Caribbean traditions. With members hailing from all over the Caribbean, the group brings a cache of authentic reggae and calypso rhythms in true West Indian fashion. Random test takes you on a musical journey that pays tribute to pioneers in reggae and soca music. From the early days to today, staying true to the real roots and culture.
|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 31|
|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: Hajime Sakita from Japan - Musical saw, Guitar, Composer
HAJIME SAKITA who was impressed by beautiful melody of musical saw, which has a history of 200 years and once was used in Chaplin’s film, is active as a leading musical saw player not only in Japan, but in the world. In 1991, moved by the performance of MIYAKOYA UTAROKU, the leading saw player in Japan at the time, he has begun to play the musical saw on his own. In 1995, Sakita has begun his music career as a guitarist of acoustic duo "HAJIME NI KIYOSHI" with Kiyoshi Shintani who plays the melodica. He also started playing musical saw in the duo. Called "comfortable HANAUTA (humming) scenery music", "HAJIME NI KIYOSHI" continues to play by holding its concert and producing music of movies, TV programs and commercials.
|9:00||9-11pm: No-Maddz - Reggae
No-Maddz was formed as a Dub Poetry group at their alma mater Kingston College in 2000. Comprising of Sheldon Shepherd, Everaldo Creary, Christopher Gordon and O'neil Peart: all members are recipients of the prestigious Jamaican Prime Minster Youth Award for excellence in the field of Arts and Culture (years awarded 2006, 2005,2009, 2007 respectfully); the highest state award for youths in Jamaica.
|11:00||11pm-3:45am: DJ Ceace - Reggae Night|