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Music listings – 5/23 through 5/29

1. Karl Berger’s Stone Workshop Orchestra

Date: Monday, May 23, 2011
Time: 7:30 & 10pm
Venue: The Stone (is located at the corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street)
Ticket: $10
Genre: Contemporary Jazz/improve

During the ‘70- and ‘80’s, the Woodstock-based Creative Music Studio was considered the premier study center for contemporary creative music. Founded in 1971 by Karl Berger , Ingrid Sertso and Ornette Coleman, CMS brought together leading innovators in the jazz and world music communities. Unprecedented in its range and diversity, CMS was an acknowledged phenomenon in the international music world.

The Stone is proud to host a new series of CMS workshops in 2011: a new improviser’s workshop orchestra gets underway EVERY MONDAY NIGHT IN 2011 led by composer/pianist/vibist Karl Berger. Conducted in the tradition of the legendary Creative Music Studio (www.creativemusicstudio.org), original compositions, themes by the likes of Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman, and world musical melodies will be utilized for orchestral explorations and contrasting solo/duo/trio flights. This series supports the Creative Music Studio Archive Project.

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Music listings – 1/10 through 1/16

1. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars

Date: Monday, January 10, 2011
Time:  8pm
Venue: Drom (85 Avenue A, NY, NY 10009, 212- 777-1157)
Ticket: $25
Genre: Sierra Leone pop music

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars are a group of musicians who escaped the horrific violence of Sierra Leone’s civil war, landed in a West African refugee camp and formed a band to keep their spirits up and their hopes alive. From these humble beginnings the band has now grown to be an international musical sensation. Their can’t help but dance live shows and their musical message have earned them devoted fans around the world. They’ve known the horrors of war firsthand and have become ambassadors of peace. An unbelievable testament to the human spirit, the journey of Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars exemplifies the universal healing power of music.

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Music listings – 4/12 through 4/18

1. Roberto’s invited you to “Greg Osby Sextet + Johnathan Blake Quartet”

Date: Monday, April 12th, 2010
Time: 8pm Greg Osby Sextet (Greg Osby – saxophone, Sara Serpa – voice, Nir Felder- guitar, Adam Birnbaum – piano,
Joseph Lepore – bass, John Davis – drums), 10pm Johnathan Blake Quartet (Johnathan Blake-Drums, Jaleel Shaw-Alto Sax, Mark Turner-Tenor Sax, Kiyoshi Kitagawa-Bass).
Venue: Rosie O’Grady’s (149 West 46 Street, New York, NY 10036)
Ticket: $10
Genre: Jazz

2. Myron Walden

Date: Monday, April 12th, 2010
Times: 8pm – 11pm
Venue: Coco 66 (66 Greenpoint Ave, Between Franklin & West, Brooklyn NY 11222, 718.389.7392)
Ticket: $10
Genre: Jazz-Funk-Soul

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