1. The Quiet City
Date: Monday, October 3, 2011
Time: 8pm – 11pm (3 sets)
Venue: The Counting Room (44 Berry St. @ N. 11th, Brooklyn, NY)
The Quiet City pays tribute to one of New York’s greatest Jazz heroes, the late Michael Brecker. One of the most prolific and most recorded musicians of all time, Michael Brecker was far more than just one of Jazz music’s greatest innovators. Recording as a sideman with such artists as Eric Clapton, Herbie Hancock, Joni Mitchell, Frank Zappa and Paul Simon amongst many, many more, Brecker’s performances have reached across all genres of music. With a catalogue of recordings that reads like a list of music’s all-time greatest hits, there is no doubt that the music world suffered a huge loss when Brecker succumbed to his battle with Lukemia in 2007. Brecker was 57 years old. Every Monday beginning October 3rd, The Quiet City will explore the music he recorded both as a bandleader as well as a sideman.
2. Oran Etkin
Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Venue: Living Room (154 Ludlow St., NY)
The Independent Music Awards continues its new artist showcase series! Their first showcase of the fall season features a mix of World Beat, Jazz, Folk and Eclectic music suitable for all audiences!
– Oran Etkin – 9th annual IMA World Beat Album Winner; and 10th annual IMA Children’s Music Album Winner
– Avi Fox Rosen – 9th annual IMA Eclectic Album Nominee
– E.G. Bailey – 10th annual IMA Eclectic Album Nominee
– BT3 – 11th annual IMA Entrant
3. BONK! – the Brooklyn HONK festival
Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2011
Venue: Galapagos Art Space (16 Main Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY, 11201)
Genre: brass band music
Fresh from the HONK festival in Boston, and the PrONK festival in Providence RI, a league of brass bands makes their way south to NYC.
Including: Hungry March Band (NYC), Environmental Encroachment (Chicago), Raya Brass (NYC), and Titanium Sporkestra (Seattle)
4. The Scissormen
Date: Friday, October 7, 2011
Time: 11 pm
Venue: Pork Chop Willie‘s Hill Country Night at Googie’s, 154 Ludlow St., NY
The music is at Googie’s, above the Living Room on Ludlow Street, and starts at 9 p.m. with Cashman, then Pork Chop Willie and his band, and Scissormen closing the night at 11 p.m. Read more about the Scissormen
5. HarmoNYom is proud to present a special sitar concert by Anupama Bhagwat
Date: Friday, October 7, 2011
Time: 8 pm
Venue: HariNYC Studio (140 West 30 street, 3 Floor (6/7 Aves), New York, NY)
Genre: Indian traditional sitar music
Anupama Bhagwat a refreshingly versatile sitarist of the current generation, has performed to critical acclaim in India, USA/Canada, UK, Italy, France, and Brazil. One of the leading disciples of the world-renowned Pandit Shri Bimalendu Mukherjee (a doyen of the famous Imdadkhani Gharana which is justly renowned for its fluency and grace), her sensitivity and erudition has taken her to the highest echelons of the modern genre, while remaining true to tradition. She has imbibed the vigor that is a hallmark of her Gharana: scintillating fast taans, mastery of the meditative alaap and brilliant fluency of melody (raag bhava), all the while maintaining her technical virtuosity. She is accompanied by Nitin Mitta on tabla who is one of the most sought after tabla players in the music world and has quickly established a reputation as an artist with a rare combination of technical virtuosity, spontaneity, clarity of tone, and sensitivity to melodic nuance.
6. Hamed Nikpay
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2011
Time: 8 pm
Venue: Columbia University/Miller Theatre (2960 Broadway NY, New York, 10027)
Ticket: $75, $60, $45
Genre: modern Persian music
A memorable night with Rumi & an international ensemble: Alfredo Caceres, Flamenco Guitar/Farzin Farhadi, Soprano Sax/Hussain Jiffry, Bass/Satnam Ramgotra, Tabla and vocalist Hamed Nikpay.
7. All Nite Soul 2011 Honoring Randy Weston
Date: Sunday, October 9, 2011
Venue: SAINT PETER’S CHURCH (619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street, New York, NY 10022, Telephone 212 935 2200)
Ticket:$25 (suggested donation)
The Jazz Ministry at Saint Peter’s Church — the Jazz Church — honors Randy Weston, African rhythms, NEA Jazz Master, composer, and pianist at All Nite Soul 2011. More than 80 musicians will participate. Father-daughter duo, A.B. Spellman and Pastor Kaji Spellman will host. – All Nite Soul is New York City’s longest continuously running all-nite jazz festival. It was originally created in 1970 to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Jazz Vespers (begun in 1965). The event has continued every year since with hundreds of musicians performing and coming together in a “jazz love fest.” All Nite Soul is held in October starting on the Sunday evening of Columbus Day weekend and continues into Monday morning — hence the name.