2271 adam clayton powell jr. blvd. (133-134 st) new york, ny 10030 • 212-690-7807 • info@shrinenyc.com
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Friday, February 27
6:00 6-8pm: Asako Takasaki - Jazz
In NY, Asako befriended and studied with Beverley Smith, James Smith, and Bettina Sheppard. Asako joined a jam session at St. Nicks Pub in Harlem and kept on joining sessions at the mass of famous jazz clubs such as Lenox Lounge, Showmans, Robins Nest, American Legion, Niagara, Cleopatra Needls, Smalls, Fat Cat, Garage, Pumpkins, and Nuyorican Poets Cafe. She also took part in the recording of James Smith,(who is a keyboard player of STAFF), when he made his private CD. A contestant on the Amateur Night at Apollo Theatre in Harlem.
8:00 8-9pm: Mar Sala - Flamenco/Latin/Pop
Based in Brooklyn, Marta Hernández, (aka Mar Salá) is an international singer songwriter, a self taught musician from Seville, 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.
9:00 9-10pm: Groove Shoes Funk Orchestra
Groove Shoes Funk Orchestra is the culmination of an entire pallet of influences; consisting of musicians from Vermont, Massachusetts, California, and Sweden. Formed in early 2010, the group now consists of: Molly Steinmark – Vocals, Percussion, Drums Matt Clegg – Basses Sam French – Drums, Guitar Killian Karlson – Guitar, Turn Tables Isaac Luxon – Guitar Pat Garland – Keys
10:00 10pm-12am: Sweetcane - Reggae
Sweetcane's distinctive vocal lilt and innovative Reggae blends have been finding their way into the hearts of groove music lovers for over two decades. Drawing from a diverse background as a guitarist sideman in the big city afro music scene, Sweetcane songs are highlights of musical nostalgia in the afro cultural experience. From vintage beginnings in Jamaican group Waterhouse/Chicago, rocking a...
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, February 28
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: The Do Rights - Funk
We're bringing back the dance music to the party. We don't take ourselves too seriously and we're not musical elitists. We're just trying to take a page out of the Fela and the Hardest Working Man's books and bring the dance back to the message using horns and a rhythm section in the pocket.
9:00 9-10pm: Edwin Vasquez - Latin
Edwin has recorded with artists like Paul Simon on the Songs of the Cape Man C.D.that include artists like Marc Anthony,Danny Rivera,Ruben Blades. Edwin has been televised on Telemundo Ch.47,UNIVISION Ch.41 and interviewed on LATINO MIX,93.1 F.M..He's performed in venues all over New York including Copa Cabana,LINCOLN CENTER,his most recent performance includes Yankee baseball player Bernie Williams at the Gateway Center! Edwin's sound is timeless!!
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, March 1
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 Reggae Rock Steady Movement - DJ Madi & DJ AKZ
Your sunday rendez vous with DJ Madi & DJ AKZ spinning records that blend old school Hip-Hop, R&B, World & African music and a bit of old-fashioned rock and roll…
Monday, March 2
6:00 6pm-12am: Jazz Under 40 - Showcase
6:00 6-7pm: Trak Joy- R&B
Trak Joy is an Alternative R&B duo based in New York. Coming from different backgrounds, Kile Atwater and Shane Dinet come together to make musical landscapes that are both parts hypnotic and euphoric. Together they create a unique sound that blends the best elements of R&B and Alternative music.
7:00 7-8pm: eBONE UNDERGROUND x Tajahniya Sapp
A Cleveland Ohio native, Jovan Johnson went to the Cleveland School of the Arts where he studied music and visual arts. After graduating in 2011, he moved to New York City to attend the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music on scholarship. He is now training in his final year at the school but has already had the opportunity to study with some of the great jazz musicians of our time including: NEA Jazz master Jimmy Owens, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra Trombonist Elliot Mason, Grammy Award winning trombonist Michael Dease, and a host of other great musicians. Johnson is currently working on his own projects, one thats he believes may bridge acoustic and electronic music in a fresh way he calls it eBONE UNDERGROUND. Tajahniya “Taj” Sapp is a Brooklyn born and based vocalist and performer. She recently teamed up with Jovan (eBONE UNDERGROUND) after meeting at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, where they both attend college. She has gained most of her experience performing background vocals behind indie artists such as Delvon Glover, Mark U, Dahi Divine, Lela Sophia, Mike and the Gents and was part of the 2013 Music With A Message (MWAM) band tour. She is currently collaborating with many musicians/artists of different styles and genres to become a well-rounded and versatile artist and musician. She also frequently performs in the subway with Jovan.
8:00 8-9pm: Emily Braden - Jazz/Soul
Big, bad beauty from Boise, Idaho, Emily Braden covers a lot of ground. Whether she’s fronting a symphony in British Columbia or leading a world-class trio in Manhattan, Braden has the innate ability to win the heart of any audience with her powerhouse vocals and striking stage presence. Winner of New York City’s prestigious "Best of the Best" Jazzmobile Vocal Competition, Braden’s signature sound is an effortless blend of jazz and soul. Her knock-out debut album Soul Walk is composed of high-energy originals and "flipped-out" jazz standards. Producer Misha Piatigorsky says, “As a singer, Emily has no boundaries. She gives me goose bumps.” Braden has performed at notable NYC venues such as the Blue Note Jazz Club (Late Night Groove Series), Smalls Jazz Club, The Kitano and the Iridium Jazz Club as well as on international festival circuits. For the academic school year of 2013-2014, she was the artist-in-residence with the vocal program at Fresco Arts Academy in Boise, Idaho. In April 2014, Braden was selected by the US Embassy to travel to Burkina Faso, West Africa as part of the Arts Envoy program. The Emily Braden Quartet closed out the Jazz a Ouaga Festival with a standing ovation.
9:00 9-10pm: Dubem
Though part of the NYC music scene for only a few years, resonating young artist Dubem celebrates an impressive and evolving resume of eclectic performance dates, original compositions and cooperative collaboration with kindred New York musicians who remain ungoverned by genre boundaries or labels. Dubem pulls musical inspiration both from his mother’s American roots and his father’s West African heritage. As an artist, he embraces a lifetime of exposure to driving soulful grooves and playful lyricism, as well as improvised music, and even the avant garde. His fearless exploration of traditional ideas in modern sounds allows him to collaborate with players like guitarists David Rosenthal, bassists Pascal Niggenkemper and JNTHN Stein and piano players Paul Wilson (SZA) and Broadway’s own Jason Michael Webb
10:00 10pm-12am: DJ Lady Lane
Rena Anakwe, also known as DJ Lady Lane, is a multi-platform digital sound and video artist, producer and performer, based in Brooklyn, New York. Currently a Masters Candidate in the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, she is focused on creating sensorially, experiential interactions with art and technology. Through storytelling, Rena combines analog and digital fabrication with audio visual mediums (ie: video, sound, and live performance) immersing her audience and subjects into sensorially stimulating worlds. She has collaborated, produced and shown audiovisual work at: the Museum of the Moving Image, ITP’s Winter and Spring Shows, Europe’s Capital of Culture in Turku, Finland; and played out played out internationally in: NYC, LA, Vancouver (BC) Los Cabos (MX) and Turku (FI.) [a partial list] Rena is a graduate of NYU’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business (BS) and The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University (MFA.) Her work, projects and musings live here: www.aspaceforsound.com She has collaborated, produced and shown audiovisual work at: the Museum of the Moving Image, ITP’s Winter and Spring Shows and Europe’s Capital of Culture in Turku, Finland. Her work, projects and musings live here: www.aspaceforsound.com
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, March 3
6:00 6-8pm: Eric Plaks Trio - Jazz
Eric Plaks was born in Princeton, New Jersey, and attended Harvard College. After graduating, he began his jazz piano performing and recording career in Harlem. Eric has appeared in various formats around New York City and the wider world, including gigs in venues such as Joe’s Pub, Small’s, Little Branch, The Garage, Silvana, The Shrine, The I-Beam, The Tea Lounge, and Cornelia Street Cafe. For the last five years, he has led The Shrine Big Band, one of the city’s top collectives of improvisers, composers, and arrangers.
8:00 8-9pm: Maris And The Merry Rockers - Folk Rock
Marissa "Maris" Lelogeais is a singer/songwriter from Boston MA. In January 2012, she founded Maris And The Merry Rockers, a five-piece folk rock reggae band that is made up of current students and alumni of Berklee College Of Music. She started the band because " All the people around me were bringing their music to life and I didn't know how to and I wanted to play music with other people who could help me do that!"
9:00 9-10pm: The Matt Breoni Project - Pop Rock Soul R&B
GREAT NEWS....The New Single Is Out!! The Matt Project (M. Breoni & C. Poddighe) feat. FRANK MCCOMB link: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/themattprojectfeatfrankm
10:00 10-11pm: The Hurt Project - Blues
The Hurt Project began as an offshoot of The Brooklyn Blues Project, an up-and-coming NYC classic blues band started by tenacious Brooklyn native Nick Torello, when vocalist Holly Hamper, guitarist Marlon Hurt, bassist Donald Facompre, and drummer Paul Wohlmaker broke away to explore more alternative blues. In the small time since they formed, The Hurt Project has released a studio album, “From The Ground Up,” which features their spin on some of the classic blues numbers, as well as completed a ten day tour of the Montana blues circuit where they played everything from intimate, 30-person venues all the way up to 2,000-person festivals.
11:00 11pm-12am: The Mad Stunt Man
The Mad Stuntman is a high voltage musical lightning rod from Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago who has created a unique and powerful style of music that has dominated domestic and international charts and record sales, and that has found favor with music lovers across the globe. As far as music industry success stories go, the journey of The Mad Stuntman has been nothing less than a spectacular fairy tale handcrafted by a dream merchant. One minute The Mad Stuntman was exploring his musical curiosity by spitting out reggae rhymes at his Brooklyn base at Lenox Road and Flatbush Avenue, utilizing anything that he could bang to create a beat- buckets, furniture, cars, pots and pans. His sole objective was to create a powerful rhyth
12:00 12-3:45am: DJ Kamson Junior
DJ Kamson JR of his real name Kamagate Kamson is an Africa Artist/Dj who started his career in 2008. He actually plays all and every kind of Music House,Reggae,Afro-house,HipHop,Coupe decale,Ndombolo,Zaiko,Mandingo,Naija
Wednesday, March 4
6:00 6-8pm: The Alex Bryson Quartet - Jazz
Alexander Bryson is an English Pianist based in New York. After completing his undergraduate degree at Trinity College of Music in London he moved to New York City to to pursue a Masters degree in Classical performance at Mannes College the New School for Music. Following graduation he has worked increasingly as jazz musician, an area in which has been involved thoughout his classical studies. During his time in New York he has worked with Murray Wall, Dwayne Clemons, John Leonard, Gary Montenaro, and Marie Claire Giraud
8:00 8-9pm: The Sensational Country Blues Wonders
"The Sensational Country Blues Wonders!" are a unique entity in the NY/NJ music scene. They consider themselves the only guitar/vocal duo that mixes equal parts Rockabilly, Country and genuine guitar Gospel music with a spoonful of greasy Blues to wash it all down.
9:00 9-10pm: Brett Williams - Alternative Rock
Music was always my driving force growing up. I got my first guitar at 11 and taught myself how to play; joined a band and started playing out at 15. I grew up in Virginia Beach and transitioned to New York at 21 to further my musical passion. My sound reflects the life I've led thus 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 10-11pm: James Tristan Redding - singer Songwriter
James Tristan Redding is a singer-songwriter living in New York City. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and has also lived in Wisconsin, England, Tennessee, and Mexico. He has performed in all of the lower 48 continental United States and Mexico,
11:00 11pm-11:30pm: Brian Monet
11:30 11:30pm-12am: Taylor Simone
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, March 5
6:00 6-8pm: The Transatlantic Trio - Jazz
Swedish born, New York based bass player Lars Ekman is an integral part of today's jazz scene. Mr Ekman, born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden spent the first years of his career on the thriving Swedish jazz scene, playing with highly respected European musicians as Magnus Lindgren and Bernt Rosengren as well as in the hyped Nina Ramsby Ludvig Berghe Trio. To further develop his music, Mr Ekman was fortunate to spend an increasing part of time in New York City towards the end of the decade. Eventually, in early 2013 Ekman found himself permanently living and performing daily in the city's different music venues such as Small's, 55 Bar and Fat Cat along with some of the city's top musicians.
8:00 8-9pm: Daina Segovia - Singer Songwriter from Argentina
Music: Diego Mercado, Daiana Segovia, Benja Lopez Barrios Lyrics: Daiana Segovia
9:00 9-10pm: Steel Wolf - Rock
Steel Wolf is a Lithuanian-American rock band from Long Island, New York. Described as playing “music to incite a riot”,[1] Steel Wolf took their name from Lithuanian folklore [2] in 1982 and is still active today. Aside from archetypal venues, they have performed annually at the NYC Marathon[3] and the Lithuanian Camp Giraite in Connecticut.[4] Their releases not only contain music with “bar brawl-ready song titles” but also tracks like “Himnas 2010” - a version of the Lithuanian National Anthem. As Long Island Good Times magazine put it "Steel Wolf blends punk anachronisms with Lithuanian mythology.”
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.
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.