Music Listings – 4/11 through 4/17/2016

1. Transcendent Arts of Tibet and India

Date: Monday, April 4 through Friday, April 15, 2016
Time: 9pm
Venue: Winter Garden (230 Vesey Street New York, NY 10821)
Ticket: free
Genre: Mandala/Indian dance and music

Immerse yourself in the glorious traditions of Tibet and India from April 4-15 in the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place!

The first week kicks-off with extraordinary sacred music and dance with The Mystical Arts of Tibet featuring the Tibetan Monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery. Watch throughout the week as they create a magnificent mandala sand painting created with millions of grains of colored sands. The week will conclude with a full performance by the Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery on Friday night and a fascinating closing ceremony for the sand mandala with a procession to the Hudson river on Saturday.

Week two of Transcendent Arts of Tibet and India brings the ancient Bharatanatyam dance tradition of South India to the Winter Garden alongside daily performances of North and South Indian classical vocal and instrumental art forms. Friday night’s closing event will be a superb dance performance with live musicians on the center staircase, in the round.

SCHEDULE WEEK 1 and WEEK 2 here:

2. Musicians For Musicians (MFM) presents: Make Music Your Business with GigSalad

Date: Monday, April 11, 2016
Time: 5pm to 6:30pm
Venue: WeWork Wall Street (110 Wall Street, NY, NY)
Ticket: free but RESVP via Eventbrite here:
Genre: workshop

Detailed info here:

3. John Smith Quartet

Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Time: 6pm – 11pm
Venue: Lenox Saphire – Patisserie (339 Lenox Ave, New York, New York 10027)
Ticket: no cover
Genre: jazz

JAZZ AT LENOX SAPHIRE is please to present notable Jazz Guitariist and native New Yorker John Smith and his Jazz Quartet. Mr. Smith who is a long standing established musician and guitar player always compared to great Jazz guitar players such as Wes Montgomery, Grant Green and George Benson.He has long been a staple with the world renowned The Nate Lucas All Stars who perform regularly at The Red Rooster restaurant on Sunday evenings and other established Jazz venues in New York City.

THE JOHN SMITH QUARTET features Alva Nelson – Key Boards, Lucianna Padmore – Drums and vocalist Ms. Angel Rose.

4. Afro Roots feat. Weusi Ensemble

Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: The Bernie Wohl Center (647 Columbus Ave, New York, New York 10025)
Tickets: $10
Genre: Afro-Beat
Drums and horns rock Afro Roots Tuesday on April 12th with the Weusi Ensemble, so bring the dancing shoes. Their music evokes both a healing energy and ecstatic dance vibe.
Tonight’s concert will feature a special opening by ngoni meastro Didac Ruiz from Spain.

5. David Haney’s Jazz Stories with Bernard Purdie

Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: The Cutting Room (44 E 32nd St, New York, New York 10016)
Ticket: $25
Genre: jazz

Bernard Purdie, drums
David Haney, piano and narration
Adam Lane, bass
Nadya Kadrevis, clarinet
Jeremy Shaskus, sax

Jazz Stories, combines the swinging exciting music of legend Bernard Purdie and pianist David Haney plus some great stories. Haney talked to each of these artists and had them to recount the following stories: Sonny Rollins, The Bridge Story; Annie Ross meets Sarah Vaughan; John McLaughlin’s story about recording with Miles Davis; Gunter Hampel remembers Thelonious Monk; Steve Swallow recalls his trip to Jamaica with Herbie Nichols. Bernard Purdie explains the Purdie Shuffle.

6. Nate Wooley/D Watson & Peter Zummo: WORK #01…See You Next Today

Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Time: 9pm – 11:30pm
Venue: poppers locarno (1563 Decatur St, New York, New York 11385)
Ticket: $t.b.a.
Genre: jazz/improv/experimental

See You Next Today is a collaborative musical project with roots in rock, classical, punk, ambient, folk, and jazz.

Trumpeter Nate Wooley’s solo playing has often been cited as being a part of an international revolution in improvised trumpet. Along with Peter Evans and Greg Kelley, Wooley is considered one of the leading lights of the American movement to redefine the physical boundaries of the horn. A combination of vocalization, extreme extended technique, noise and drone aesthetics, amplification and feedback, and compositional rigor has led one reviewer to call his solo recordings “exquisitely hostile”. Wooley has performed regularly with such icons as John Zorn, Anthony Braxton, Eliane Radigue, Ken Vandermark, Fred Frith, Evan Parker, and Yoshi Wada.

David Watson performs as a guitarist and/or highland bagpiper. His recent significant musical partnerships include the trio Tipple -with Frode Gjerstad and Kevin Norton, Yoshi Wada, Alex
Waterman, Phill Niblock, Che Chen, Ikue Mori, Lee Ranaldo, Shelley Hirsch, Tony Buck, and Sean Meehan. In 2015 he made two full-length scores for choreographer Moriah Evans at Issue Project Room and Danspace. He has an ongoing project creating non-traditional processions and parades.

Peter Zummo studied with John Cage as well as jazz musicians like Ken McIntyre and Sam Rivers. Known for his collaboration with Arthur Russell, the quintessential “Downtown” musician who worked in song, minimalism, disco, contemporary chamber and country & western styles. After Russell’s death in 1992 Zummo wrote for dance companies and collaborated with musicians as diverse as Phill Niblock, Pauline Oliveros, The Lounge Lizards and fellow Staten Islander, Vernon Reid.

7. Raga Roots: Raga Cubana – Concert and Workshop 

Date: Wednesday, April 13 , 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 11pm
Venue: Pioneer Works (159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231)
Tickets: workshop & concert $15 each
Genre: Raga Cubana

Workshop @ 6:30pm: Roman Diaz will lead a percussion workshop on Afro-Cuban rhythms. Bring a drum or your feet, open to all.

Concert @ 8:00pm

Brooklyn Raga Massive (BRM) is honored to be collaborating with Afro-Cuban maestro Román Díaz. Díaz is considered a pillar of the New York City jazz avant-garde and one of Afro-Cuban music’s great innovators. Díaz is bringing his own crew of musicians to combine forces with BRM:

Román Díaz (percussion, conductor)
Giancarlo Luigi (percussion)
Camila Celin (sarod)
Ehren Hanson (tabla)
Jay Gandhi (Bansuri)
David Ellenbogen (Guitar)
Arun Ramamurthy (Violin)
+ special guests

8. Hanna Barakat w. Jamie Thomas & Lily Virgina

Date: Wednesday, April 13 , 2016
Time: 8pm
Venue: The Bowery Electric (327 Bowery, New York, New York 10003)
Ticket: t.b.a.
Genre: singer-song writer/pops

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.

Another show this week here:

9. Space Jazz Trio

Date: Thursday, April 14 , 2016
Time: 8pm
Venue: Wayside (139 E 12th St, New York, New York 10003)
Ticket: 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 with both of her 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. The trio’s album, “The Consciousness Test”, set to release in Spring 2016.

10. Skye Steele

Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016
Time: 10:45pm
Venue: Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 (185 Orchard St.)New York, NY, 10002)
Ticket: $10
Genre: singer-song writer/indie folk rock

Sometimes a year gets out of hand. At the end of 2014 Skye Steele finished work on his first solo album, Up From The Bitterroot, and hit the road playing DIY shows all over a country, over 100 to date. In between his own tours this year he found time to collaborate on violin with Vanessa Carlton, Jolie Holland, Deer Tick, and Bollywood superstar Arijit Singh. In the midst of all this, Skye snuck away to LA for a few days of writing and recording with producer/guitarist Cassorla (Dawes, Blitzen Trapper, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros), who he shared an apartment in Harlem with in the early 2000’s.

Take Me On the first taste of this new collaboration, was premiered by Paste in December– combining Steele’s frank, unaffected vocals and lush violin work with mellotron and a deep drum machine groove. The combination is as infectious as it is heartfelt, and the two have now dived head-first into recording a full-length, whose songs Skye will preview tonight.

11. LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center (61 West 62nd St & Broadway, NY))
Tickets: free (sponsored concert)
Genre: jazz/poetry

Poet and vocalist LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs is quite familiar with staging tributes to trailblazers like Gil Scott-Heron, Sekou Sundiata, and Miriam Makeba with stellar lineups and ensembles. In this Lincoln Center commission, Diggs joins electro-acoustic keyboard wizard and composer Marc Cary to respond and pay homage to the artistic legacy of poet Jayne Cortez (1934–2012). How does one reimagine a force like Cortez, whose innovative works rooted in activism, the African Diaspora, and music blurred the lines between surrealism and the Black Arts Movement? Drawing from multiple musical forms, minimalism, and breath, Diggs and Cary hope to begin their journey into a visceral answer to this question. Joining them will be members of Cary’s Focus Trio with Rashaan Carter on bass and Sameer Gupta on drums and tablas, along with surprise guests.

7:00pm – Pre-show conversation with Denardo Coleman (son of Jayne Cortez and Ornette Coleman) and Rosamond S. King (Artist/Scholar, Brooklyn College)
7:30pm – Musical performance

Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Date: Friday, April 15 , 2016
Time: 8pm
Venue: 192 Front St, New York (South Street Seaport District)
Ticket: $10
Genre: experimental/improv/jazz?/electronics

Bitches Re-Brewed at the OutToSee Festival 2016 (

THIRD EYE ELECTRIC BAND plays the music of Miles Davis / Fourth 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.

Sarah Manning – as
Shoko Nagai – moog
Briggan Krauss – g
David First – sitar
Chuck Bettis – electronics
Dafna Naphtali – electronics
Stuart Popejoy – b
Joe Hertenstein – dr
Michael Evans – perc
Lucas Collins – perc
Hans Tammen – binary conducting

13. Dhalia Dumont & The Blue Dhalia

Date: Friday, April 15 , 2016
Time: 12:30am
Venue: Blue Note (131 W. 3rd St., New York, NY 10012)
Ticket: $10
Genre: from French chanson to reggae and klezmer

Dahlia Dumont and her group The Blue Dahlia, play a vibrant mix world music – touching everything from French chanson to reggae and klezmer, influenced by the group’s backgrounds in NYC, France, Senegal, Japan, Argentina and Mexico. Mexican and French-style accordion, nostalgic violin, a soaring horn section, a grooving rhythm section, and last but not least, Dahlia’s bright little ukulele create a sound that is organic, with an energy that is electric. –

The exoticism from the French and the different world rhythms blends with Dahlia’s native New York edge. The delicate strength of Edith Piaf meets the naughty intelligence of Serge Gainsbourg, and the grooving rhythms of Alpha Blondy that pulse through you. Simply put, ‘The Blue Dahlia’ is a unique and fun experience.

CD Review: Dahlia Dumont – Edith Piaf Comes To Brooklyn on a Reggae Bandwagon

14. Improvisers Chamber Orchestra

Date: Saturday, April 16 , 2016
Time: 8:30pm – 9:30pm
Venue: Greenwich House (27 Barrow St, New York, New York 10014)
Ticket: $20 (plus CD)
Genre: jazz/improv

7:00pm – workshop/rehearsal (open to concert ticket holders)
8:30pm – performance

Improvisers Chamber Orchestra conducted by Karl Berger (

WITH: Ingrid Sertso, vocals, poetry; Steven Bernstein, trumpet; Graham Haynes, cornet; Peter Apfelbaum, tenor sax, flute; Steve Gorn, bansuri flutes; Sylvain Leroux, flute, fula flute; Kenny Wessel, guitar; Ken Filiano, bass; Hilliard Greene, bass; Billy Martin, drums, percussion; Warren Smith, drums, percussion; Lee Odom, clarinet; Yasuno Katsuki, euphonium; Sana Nagano, violin; Ernesto Llorens, violin; Jason Hwang, viola; Tomas Ulrich, cello.

15. Hossein Alizadeh

Date:  Saturday, April 16, 2016
Time:  8pm
Venue: The Roulette (509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217)
Ticket: $20
Genre: Persian Classical music

Spellbinding improvisations in Persian classical music will be performed by the celebrated Maestro Hossein Alizadeh, a virtuoso of the tar and setar lutes, and Pejman Hadadi one of the most innovative Iranian percussionists. Alizadeh, considered one of the most important figures in contemporary Persian music, has had a successful solo career, performing both in Iran and throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He was the conductor and soloist in the Iranian National Orchestra of Radio and Television, established the acclaimed Aref Ensemble, and worked with the Shayda Ensemble. Hadadi has been a member of the esteemed Dastan Ensemble for 20 years, and collaborated with countless master musicians of Persian and world music traditions.


Date: Saturday, February 20, 2016
Time: 7pm
Venue: TERRA BLUES (149 Bleecker Street, NYC  212.777.7776)
Ticket: t.b.a.
Genre: nu blues/ New Orleans brass

One of New York’s most original bands, HAZMAT MODINE delivers a rustic, deliriously Dionysian blend of whorehouse Blues, Reggae, Klezmer, Country and Gypsy-tinged music.

17. Closer to Our Dream Performance Gala

Date:  Sunday, April 17, 2016
Time:  3:30pm – 8:30pm
Venue: The Roulette (509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217)
Ticket: contribution
Genre: theater, dance and musical performances

It’s an evening of theater, dance and musical performances by Resura Arkestra, Kakande, Mama Joy’s Pride and AbunDancers of AbunDance Academy of the Arts, in which proceeds from the event go towards legal expenses and Mama Joy’s dream of building 227 Abolitionist Place into a Museum and Heritage Center.

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18. The Eavesdropping concert series w. New Thread Saxophone Quartet, a.o.

Date: Sunday, April 17, 2016
Time: 7pm
Venue: Spectrum (121 Ludlow St, Fl Second, New York, New York 10002)
Ticket: $15
Genre: modern music

The Eavesdropping concert series at Spectrum kicks off its spring season and celebrates six years of activity with three performances at the price of one:

New Thread Saxophone Quartet presents a program of new saxophone quartet repertoire including the US premiere of “Ambience” by Ophir Ilzetzki for sax quartet and electronics; “Lucidity” by Monte Weber for soprano, saxophone quartet, and pre-recorded electronics, featuring soprano Alize Rozsnyai; “Mother Earth” by Erin Rogers for flute, saxophone quartet, and electronics, featuring Andrea Lee Smith on flute; and “Incantation S4-X” by Matthew Burtner for saxophone quartet and computer generated sound.

Also on the program, Ken Filiano (bass) and Teodora Stepančić (piano) who join forces to perform Israeli composer Dganit Elyakim’s “I Can Walk.”

Bonus track: the world premiere of composer Guy Barash’s “Talkback VI” for trombone and electronics performed by trombone virtuoso William Lang.

A reception will appropriately follow.

19. Shahyar Ghanbari & Raphael Brunn

Date: Sunday, April 17, 2016
Time:  7:30pm
Venue: DROM (85 Avenue A, New York, New York 10009)
Ticket: $40
Genre: Iranian pop/rock music

The legendary Iranian modernist poet, singer, songwriter, composer, and filmmaker, Shahyar Ghanbari, known primarily as the founder of the New Wave of Iranian modern songwriting with an impassioned cult following, is perhaps better described as the most distinctive voice of contemporary Iranian pop/rock music. Shahyar has written hundreds of innovative lyrics for major Iranian singers and his original and unique lyrics are indeed the principal reason for the success of singers such as Farhad, Googoosh and Dariush. Singing in Persian, English, and French, Shahyar Ghabari has also released 11 solo albums by which he has earned not only critical praise but also massive popular attention that places him in a situation almost unique in the Iranian cultural scene.

Raphael Brunn, is a Flamenco Guitarist and Composer. His public debut playing Flamenco guitar was in the opening festivities of the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. Since then, Raphael has performed with many of the artists who initially inspired his dedication to the Flamenco tradition. He worked with El Farruquito and El Torombo in the Flamenco production of Incognito, in Frankfurt, Germany. Now based in New York City, Raphael performs with various Flamenco artists and is currently working on his second CD.