Music Listings – 2/29 through 3/6/2016

1. Lauren Lee

Date: Monday, February 29, 2016
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Antibes Bistro (112 Suffolk St, New York, New York 10002)
Tickets: $t.b.a.
Genre: jazz

Lauren Lee is a forward-thinking vocalist, pianist, and composer based in New York City. A native of the St. Louis (MO) metropolitan area. Her interest in jazz and contemporary classical music lead her to New York University in 2009 to begin a Master of Music in Jazz Studies. By studying under greats like Kenny Werner and Gil Goldstein, she began to find a compositional and improvisational voice of her own. Since graduation, she’s continued to find her voice her three ensembles: The Velocity Duo, a completely improvised electro-acoustic bass and voice duet project; and her “Space Jazz” trio, which focuses on her classical and singer-songwriter flavored jazz compositions, and her standards trio, a guitar/bass/voice ensemble that plays jazz vocal favorites.

She will be joined by: Andrew Miramonti on guitar and Andrew Grau on bass.

2.  Andrew Lamb’s Circadian Spheres of Light Project

Date: Monday, February 29, 2016
Time:  8pm
Venue: The Roulette (509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217)
Ticket: $20
Genre: jazz/improv

Jazz saxophonist Andrew Lamb leads a unique evening of seamless performance interweaving the art of improvisation with boundless imagination. The performance is intended to create brain stimulation for those with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and post traumatic stress disorder and aims to integrate people from all walks of life into a safe, warm, and highly creative atmosphere.

Andrew Lamb’s Circadian Spheres of Light Project consists of nine professional artists who have who have studied, collaborated, and performed within all genres of music, theater, and performance art while embracing a myriad of cultures throughout the world. Having performed together in various combinations over the years, the ensemble shares the philosophy that music, art, and dance are the healing vibrations of the universe.

An accomplished jazz saxophonist and flautist in the tradition of John Coltrane, Lamb rose to prominence in the 1970s avant garde scene and has remained an active presence in Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. A frequent performer at Vision Festival, New York’s premier avant garde jazz celebration, Lamb has also performed with Cecil Taylorand Alan Silva among others.

The first public performance of the project which was originally made possible by the generous contribution of the LLL Foundation resulting in a special performance at The Institute For Music & Neurological Function on Monday, December 21, 2015.

Andrew Lamb a.k.a.The Black Lamb – Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Composer
Larry Roland – Bass
Warren Smith – Vibraphone,Drums & Percussion
Lloyd Haber – Drums & Percussion,
Newman Baker – Washboard
Ngoma Hill, Poetry, Didjeridoo
Vincent Chancey – French Horn
Jimmy James Greene – Spontaneous Visual Art
Robert Cartagena- Magic
Trashina Conner – Dance
Hollis King – Video & Photography

3. Hanna Barakat

Date: Monday, February 29, 2016
Time: 9pm – 10pm
Venue: PIANOS (158 Ludlow St, New York, New York 10002)
Tickets: $t.b.a.
Genre: singer-song writer

Hanna Barakat: Vocals & Guitar

Hanna Barakat is a Lebanese-American singer, with a songwriting degree from Berklee College of Music ’10. Hanna has always been very influenced and inspired by hard rock and popular music styles. Heavy, emotional and realistic, socially and politically charged, passion driven, Rock with Arabic/oriental influences. Powerful and connective. Singing with force, as the music requires, softening the vibe from heavy metal to intense and hard driven rock, adding Arabic ornamentation, as well as allowing other influences to seep through.

Aside from touring in Lebanon, Middle East, Hanna’s been booked throughout the Ottawa-Gatineau , Canada area, the states of Yucatan and Guanajuato, Mexico, as well as numerous venues in the United States of America.

3. 14th LADY GOT CHOPS Women’s History Month Music and Arts Festival (@ A PLETHORA OF VENUES)

4. Ornate organs of oscillating origins : a night of dance, improv & performance

Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Time: 8pm – 11pm
Venue: Panoply Performance Laboratory (104 Meserole Street, Brooklyn, New York 11206)
Ticket: $t.b.a.
Genre: improv/dance/performance

There will be a large ensemble featuring :
jack wright
zach darrup
evan lipson
ben bennett
jim strong

There will be spells spilling out of jill burton’s throat
there will be drones/sorcery by david first
in a trio with v. kuehne

Expect sudden stops and unforseen collaborations.

there will be a performance by brandon fisette

5. Richard Bennett & Indro Roy-Chowdhury 

Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Time: 7pm – 8:30pm
Venue: Rubin Museum (150 W. 17 St., NY, NY 10011,  212-620-5000)
Ticket: $20
Genre: nu Indian influenced music

Pianist/composer Richard Bennett and sitarist Indro Roy-Chowdhury return to the Rubin to perform new music as a chamber duo. An astonishing variety of sounds—often meditative, always soulful and passionate—are created from this confluence of stringed instruments.

Bennett has six critically acclaimed albums of his raga-based compositions on Indian record labels. Roy-Chowdhury appears fresh off a concert tour of India. New moods will be conjured and sparks will fly for what promises to be an exciting night of original music.

6. Brooklyn Raga Massive Feat. Ragas in Motion

Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Time: 8pm – 11pm
Venue: Pioneer Works (159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231)
Tickets: $15
Genre: North Indian classical music

North Indian classical music presented in its pure form. This form is most often represented with one singer or instrument in interplay with the tabla. We go back to our raga roots as vocalists Samarth Nagarkar & Mitali Bhawmik and master of sarodist Anirban Das Gupta color your mind. Bringing the raga back in raga massive!

FILM SCREENING | 6:00 – 8:00PM 

The concert will be preceded by a special viewing of a montage of different short documentaries and excerpts of various films which will serve to expose the audience to both the historical and contemporary contexts of North Indian Classical Music. The screening will be from 6 – 8pm.


Set 1

Samarth Nagarkar – vocals

Rohan Prabhudesai – harmonium

Suryaksha Deshapande – tabla

Set 2

Anirban Dasgupta – sarod

Suryaksha Deshpande – tabla

Set 3

Mitali Bhawmik – vocal

Rohan Prabhudesai – tabla

Dibyarka Chatterjee – tabla

7. Brian Glassman and The Klezmer / Jazz Alliance, Juancho Herrera and The Blue Dahlia

Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Time: 8pm
Venue: Drom (85 Avenue A, NY, NY 10009, 212- 777-1157)
Ticket: $10
Genre:  exotic music from around the world

Fun and Sexy World Music from NYC featuring Brian Glassman and The Klezmer / Jazz Alliance, Juancho Herrera and The Blue Dahlia.

Dahlia Dumont, nurse-turned-musician from Brooklyn, NY, curates a night of diverse, exciting and exotic music from around the world, made in NYC.

Three different bands will take the stage throughout an evening of diverse music, rich with musical influences.

Explorations of American music where Klezmer / Yiddish, Jazz & Swing styles all intersect from Brian Glassman’s  Klezmer/Jazz Alliance; South American roots music with influences of jazz and blues by Juancho Herrera; groovy reggae-dancehall meets French chanson, music influenced by the sounds of Senegal and France by Blue Dahlia, are at the core of the musical experience listeners will encounter this coming.

8. Dervisi

Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Time: 8:30pm
Venue: TROOST (1011 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11222)
Ticket: t.b.a.
Genre: Greek Blues/Rembetika music

DERVISI performing exotic Greek Gangsta Blues called Rembetika. Rembetika originally the songs of hashish clans and outlaws; and Smyrnaika, the elaborate oriental cafe music of the refugees from Greek Asia minor.

CHECK them out on SoundCloud:

9. Flamenco Festival New York 2016 Launches Wednesday March 2

Detailed info here:


10. Marc Cary’s Weekly “Harlem Sessions”

Date: Thursday, March 3, 2016
Time: 10:30pm
Venue: Gin Fizz  (308 Lenox Avenue (125th Street), New York, NY 10027)
Ticket: $10
Genre: jazz/r&b/soul

Marc Cary’s “Harlem Sessions,” which takes place every Thursday night at the New York City speakeasy Gin Fizz, continues to gain ground in the community that the keyboardist-composer-bandleader calls home, and where he’s emerging as a leader committed to the values of the Harlem Renaissance pioneers such as Langston Hughes and Duke Ellington, in the spirit of providing fresh lifeblood to Harlem’s unique and vibrant cultural scene.

Cary began hosting the late night jam session in May 2015, opening it to musicians, poets, rappers, dancers and comedians, and announcing the song menu in advance via social media, to develop an organic and crucial cutting ground for artists. It’s a celebration of local artists, groups and composers who truly brought a melting pot of influences together; take a song like “Harlem River Drive” (by pianist Eddie Palmieri‘s super group), cultivate it, and that typifies what this session is about and how deeply its local roots grow.

Cary’s longtime rhythm section features Rashaan Carter on bass and Sameer Gupta on drums/tabla.

I welcome all my musician, poet, artist, philosopher, and dancer friends to our late night Harlem Hang.

This is not your ordinary jam session. Each week, we aim to build and explore a new common repertoire with original arrangements in the live arena through ensemble work.

We will cover a wide span of music, from the performers and composers who developed this music, to our modern day peers. This will be a celebration of some of the greatest Black and American composers of our time and of our heritage.

In the spirit of all the creativity that came before us here in Harlem, we want to create new standards as community.


11. Sepideh Salehi and Kamran Taherimoghaddam: STRAPPA

Date: Thursday, March 3, 2016
Time: 5pm
Venue: Rogue Space Chelsea (508-526 West 26 St 9E-9F, New York, New York 10001)
Ticket: $t.b.a.
Genre: performance

Please join me for the opening reception of STRAPPA: Dialogue and Performance, a multidisciplinary show featuring works and a performance by Sepideh Salehi and Kamran Taherimoghaddam.

OPENING RECEPTION // Thursday March 3rd, 5-9pm. STRAPPA will be performed promptly at 7:30pm

The show will be on view from March 3 – March 8, 11am- 6pm

Sepideh Salehi and Kamran Taherimoghaddam are cross-disciplinary artists who work in a variety of mediums. As husband and wife, these Iranian artists have collaborated for many years, exploring themes of society, identity and tradition. The result: a body of work that is poetic and honest, with the ability to move the viewer in his or her own right.
Kamran’s minimalist approach to form explores issues of conformism and marginality in today’s society. His faceless and often deformed subjects represent the loss of identity by forces of assimilation or coercion. Influenced by the Italian Arte Povera of the sixties, Kamran’s work is as conceptual as it is contextual. Both impulsive and controlled in technique, he surpasses the mere decorative quality of art and strives to make an impact on his audience.

Sepideh is a ‘ghessegou’ (storyteller). Her lyrical style is brought to life with her numerous series, including “Portraits”, “Memories,” “War and Peace” and “School”. Mixing drippings, frottage and layering techniques, Sepideh’s works offer snapshots of her personal experiences and memories inside and outside of Iran. Mixing narrative and picture, Sepideh creates abstractions out of these unfolding events and challenges traditional testimony and illustration.

While Sepideh and Kamran often disappear the subject in their works, with Strappa, they have staged a dialogue between human beings. Using a standoff of sounds, Strappa offers a multisensory breech of tradition. Here, the male Iranian ‘tombak’ and the female sound of tearing fabric are tête-à-tête to create a live interchange with purposefully little explanation. This performance questions the relationship between men and women in today’s society without pigeonholing the spectator with elucidation.

12. Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos

Date: Thursday, March 3, 2016
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center (61 West 62nd St & Broadway, NY))
Tickets: free (sponsored concert)
Genre: Cuban music

Marc Ribot: “…with his party band dedicated to the music of Cuban bandleader Arsenio Rodríguez, the renowned guitarist creates “a wonder of otherworldly Cuban soul” (Guitar Magazine).

13. Hans Tammen’s Third Eye Electric Band

Date: Friday, March 4, 2016
Time: 8pm
Venue: OutToSee Festival 2016 (192 Front St, New York (South Street Seaport District)
Tickets: t.b.a.
Genre: modern/electronic/sound collage

THIRD EYE ELECTRIC BAND plays the music of Miles Davis / Third Brew

Unsettling, frantic and anti-sentimental, Hans Tammen’s THIRD EYE ELECTRIC BAND – for whom machine oil is mother’s milk – fuse relentless polyrhythmic machinations with ethereal yet roughly sewn soundscapes, revisiting Miles Davis’ music from his Bitches Brew period. Dark, sometimes brooding ensemble passages mix and mingle with tightly woven drum-loops, and extended solo cadenzas build up to a mighty hymn to machine work, music of a metallic nightmare.

Briggan Krauss – g, Cristian Amigo – g
Michael Schumacher – synth, Chuck Bettis – electronics, throat
Izzi Ramkissoon – b
Michael Evans – dr, Joe Hertenstein – dr
Hans Tammen – binary conducting

14. Nate Wooley/Don Dietrich Duo ::: Joe Morris/Chris Pitsiokos Duo ::: Jessica Pavone Solo ::: Andrea Parkins/Ava Mendoza Duo

Date: Friday, March 4, 2016
Time: 9pm
Venue: Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St, Brooklyn, New York 11211)
Tickets: t.b.a.
Genre: improv

9pm: Nate Wooley/Don Dietrich Duo

9:45pm: Joe Morris/Chris Pitsiokos Duo

10:30pm: Jessica Pavone Solo

11pm: Andrea Parkins / Ava Mendoza Duo

11:30pm: party

15. Spaghetti Eastern Music

Date: Friday, March 4, 2016
Time: 9:30pm
Venue: KGB Bar Red Room (85 East 4th St, 3rd Floor, NY, NY 10010)
Tickets: $5
Genre: Eastern beat and funk-influenced guitar instrumentals with acoustic vocal tunes

Spaghetti Eastern Music is the solo project of NYC guitarist, keyboardist and singer Sal Cataldi. Cataldi fuses Eastern beat and funk-influenced guitar instrumentals with acoustic vocal tunes, much of it performed to the moves of his bellydancing collaborators Karen Wahl and Callista Zaki. Time Out New York writes: “Cataldi’s largely instrumental, Eastern-influenced jams are infused with some delicate guitar work and hauntingly moody atmosphere,” while The New York Times proclaims Cataldi has “a beat unmistakably his own.” Called “truly excellent” by The Village Voice, “triumphantly funkified” by UPI and “wonderfully melodic and off-center” by WFMU’s Irene Trudel. His critically-acclaimed new album “Sketches of Spam” and more info is available at

CD review here: 


Date: Friday, March 4, 2016
Time: 8pm
Venue: Tagine Fine Moroccan Cuisine (221 W 38th St, New York, New York 10018)
Ticket: $t.b.a.
Genre: Mozambican xylophone (timbila) and the hypnotic thrumming of Zimbabwean thumb piano (mbira)

Banning Eyre’s TIMBILA blazes ecstatic African rock with an East Village edge. The trance of African spirit possession merges with the trance of free-spirited head-bangers. Surreal buzzing timbila, hypnotic dream melodies of mbira, stinging guitar. The buzzing rhythmic attack of the Mozambican xylophone (timbila) and the hypnotic thrumming of Zimbabwean thumb piano (mbira) join with the sting of guitar in grooves that are deeply funky, and an alluring bed for vocals that are sweet, sassy and feminine, and harmonized in celestial English, Chopi and Shona.

17. Honeybird

Date: Saturday, March 5, 2016
Time: 5pm – 6pm
Venue: Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, New York 11238)
Tickets: free
Genre: charango music

Brooklyn-based Honeybird [ Honeybird & the Monas ] explores woman empowerment through multicultural soundscapes and songs expressing identity, bisexuality and the divine feminine.

With Honeybird on charango, bass and vocals, Rorie Kelly, Nano, Lisa Stewart Garrison, backing vocals and floetry by Indigo Moon, and stories about bisexuality shared by fabulous women in the NY community.

18. EITHER/OR: Composer Portraits – Iancu Dumitrescu

Date: Saturday, March 5, 2016
Time: 8pm
Venue: Miller Theatre at Columbia University (2960 Broadway, New York, New York 10027)
Tickets: $20- $30
Genre: modern music

Iancu Dumitrescu stands at the forefront of one of the 20th century’s most invisible avant-gardes: the spectral composers of Romania. Operating on the margins of a regime committed to Socialist Realism, his microscopic explorations of acoustics draw on both Western techniques and local traditions: the folk music research of Béla Bartók, Eastern Orthodox chant, and Byzantine mysticism. The resulting compositions break apart sonic conventions. They reflect, in Dumitrescu’s words, “the attempt to release or unveil the god that is living in every piece of base matter.”

Iancu Dumitrescu, composer
Richard Carrick, conductor

Hyperspectres (2012) U.S. premiere
Etude Granulaire (2012) U.S. premiere
Meteors and Pulsars II (2011) New York premiere
Spectrum (2008)
Cogito/Trompe l’oeil (1987) U.S. premiere

19. God’s Unruly Friends & Tribecastan

Date: Sunday, March 6, 2016
Time: 3pm
Venue: St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery (131 E 10th St, New York, New York 10003)
Tickets: $10
Genre: world

You want to attend this lovely Sunday afternoon concert of exotic instrumentals by two of New York’s most exciting Other World music ensembles!

God’s Unruly Friends is NYC’s leading Mystic Other World-Jazz Electronica ensembles. Featuring a ritualistic blend of transcendental music, dance, spoken word, and whatever else they can get away with, God’s Unruly Friends takes you on a unique and beautiful musical journey.

Radically multicultural and poly-stylistic, New York City’s TriBeCaStan is one of contemporary music’s most vibrantly eclectic ensembles. The New York Times describes TriBeCaStan’s sound as “genre-bending jazz and world-music.” The Village Voice said the band embodies “New York cool, explorer energy, and outer space vibes”.

20. Andrea Brachfeld

Date: Sunday, March 6, 2016
Time: 4pm
Venue: Manna House Workshops (338 East 106th Street, NY, NY 10010)
Tickets: t.b.a.
Genre: jazz/latin

Andrea Brachfeld is an American Jazz and Latin Jazz flutist.

Flutist, composer, arranger, producer, educator, business owner, Andrea Brachfeld, is a graduate of The High School of Music and Art and the Manhattan School of Music. Study with Hubert Laws, Jimmy Heath, George Coleman, and Mike Longo helped her develop her own improvisational style. Since she began her professional career as a musician at age 16, she has recorded and played many different genres of music including Jazz, Latin Jazz, Charanga, funk, Country Western, and devotional music. Some of the many artists she has associated with include Hubert Laws, Rufus Reid, Winard Harper, Paquito D’Rivera, Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Nestor Torres, Wallace Roney, Dave Valentín, Wycliffe Gordon, Hilton Ruiz, Steve Turre, Wayne Wallace, Bobby Carcassés, Oscar Hernandez, Alfredo de la Fé, Ralph Irrizarry, Joe Newman, Kenwood Dennard, and Bill O’ Connell among many others. Her breakthrough performance as the flutist for the popular Latin band Charanga ’76, catapulted her into Salsa history and fame as the first female flutist to play this music in the United States. She received the Chico O’Farrill Lifetime Achievement Award from Latin Jazz USA in Oct. 2006 and the “Pionero Award” in 2010 for her contribution to Latin music. Her most recent award, “Tribute to the Charanga Flutes,” given by Charanga Legends USA, was presented to her in August 2012. She has six CDs out as a leader featuring Latin and Jazz greats Oscar Hernandez, Alfredo De La Fé, Chembo Corniel, Hilton Ruiz, Steve Turre, Pedrito Martinez, Mike Longo , Paul West , Brian Lynch, Wallace Roney, Wycliffe Gordon, and Bill O’Connell.

Andrea is the cousin of former New York Yankee Michael Brachfeld.