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thursday, february 26, 2015 6:00pm

6-8pm: Sunfree - Jazz

Sunfree is a electric violinist, flute player and composer based in Harlem. On stage he brings a fresh take to the great american jazz songbook as well some original music of his.

thursday, february 26, 2015 7:55pm

8-11pm: Composers Now Presents

Composers Now celebrates living composers, raising visibility for music creators of diverse genres and styles. It fosters broader public awareness and access to these artists and their music through an annual Composers Now Festival and Creative Residencies. Founder and artistic director Tania León leads the organization since 2010. Symphony Space served as an incubator for the development of the Composers Now Festival, designed to honor the plethora of sounds and styles of today's composers. The Fund for the City of New York invited Composers Now to become a project partner in 2013. Amy Roberts Frawley has been its Project Director since that time.

thursday, february 26, 2015 8:00pm

8-9pm: Gadi Caplan - Progressive Rock/Fusion

With psychedelic drones, modes and odd meters, Israeli born, Brooklyn based composer, Gadi Caplan, wields a progressive fusion of world music with songs that free themselves from labels by taking liberties and leaving behind formulas. While most new progressive rock is more metal based, Caplan’s new album Look Back Step Forward soars with the power of 70’s rock, the complexities of Jazz, and the evolving nature of classical music.

thursday, february 26, 2015 9:00pm

9-10pm: Seven Suns

Seven Suns is a string quartet + percussion and vocals named after apocalyptic Buddhist prophecy. The sound of seven)suns is, by turns, driven, aggressive, dissonant and hard-edged as well as contemplative, meditative, still and serene. It is rooted in the proletariat music of recent generations, such as punk and hardcore, as well as the Western classical tradition. We play the works of our members in addition to that of composers like Shostakovich, Crumb, Rzewski, Pärt, and Bach, whose music embodies spiritual introspection or social criticism.

thursday, february 26, 2015 10:00pm

10-11pm: Stratospheerius - Jam Band/Progressive/Rock

Led by electric violinist/vocalist Joe Deninzon (www.joedeninzon.com), who has been called “The Jimi Hendrix of the violin,” Stratospheerius has showcased their “frenzied mélange of alt-bluegrass, progressive rock, jazz fusion and funkabilly” throughout the world. The New York-based group has opened for Tim Reynolds, Mickey Hart, and John Scofield, among many others. Their live performances are filled with funky dance grooves, rip-roaring guitar/violin jams, and hooks that mix jazz, funk, rock with Gypsy influences.

thursday, february 26, 2015 11:00pm

11pm-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, february 27, 2015 6:00pm

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.

friday, february 27, 2015 8:00pm

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.

friday, february 27, 2015 9:00pm

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

friday, february 27, 2015 10:00pm

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...

friday, february 27, 2015 12:00am

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, 2015 6:00pm

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.

saturday, february 28, 2015 8:00pm

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.

saturday, february 28, 2015 9:00pm

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!!

saturday, february 28, 2015 10:00pm

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.

saturday, february 28, 2015 12:00am

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, 2015 5:00pm

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.

sunday, march 1, 2015 8:00pm

8-9pm: HKB FiNN TRIO - Spoken Words

HKB FiNN TRiO is a Poetry & Jazz collective who have appeared in over 38 countries sharing their wonderful songs & incredible sounds. Led by HKB FiNN (Poet & Percussionist), they combine Spoken Word, Jazz & World Music in a way that effortlessly taps into the roots of popular music. Daring to be acoustic in the digital age, their material explores a wide range of topics from Love to Life to Spirituality but is always delivered with great finesse & incredible power.

sunday, march 1, 2015 9:00pm


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!

sunday, march 1, 2015 11:00pm

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, 2015 6:00pm

6pm-12am: Jazz Under 40 - Showcase

monday, march 2, 2015 6:00pm

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.

monday, march 2, 2015 7:00pm

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.

monday, march 2, 2015 8:00pm

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.

monday, march 2, 2015 9:00pm

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

monday, march 2, 2015 10:00pm

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

monday, march 2, 2015 12:00am

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, 2015 6:00pm

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.

tuesday, march 3, 2015 8:00pm

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!"

tuesday, march 3, 2015 9:00pm

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

tuesday, march 3, 2015 10:00pm

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.

tuesday, march 3, 2015 11:00pm

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

tuesday, march 3, 2015 12:00am

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, 2015 6:00pm

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

wednesday, march 4, 2015 8:00pm

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.

wednesday, march 4, 2015 9:00pm

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.

wednesday, march 4, 2015 10:00pm

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,

wednesday, march 4, 2015 11:00pm

11pm-11:30pm: Brian Monet

wednesday, march 4, 2015 11:30pm

11:30pm-12am: Taylor Simone

wednesday, march 4, 2015 12:00am

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.