Everybooty 2019

June 29, 2019 9:00pm

BAM presents Everybooty

“The parties are plentiful during Pride Week, but Everybooty at Brooklyn Academy of Music is set to become the arty-queer event of the season.”

Everybooty descends on BAM this WorldPride weekend for a four-floor, more-is-more art party with the glitteriest critters of the queer art and nightlife worlds. This radical evening of revelry fills the BAM Fisher from basement to rooftop with performances, DJs, installations, and general ruckus, serving up too much as just enough.

New for 2019: a piano lounge for group singalongs, hosted by Marc Oleszko and featuring special guests Salty Brine, Jo Lampert, Erin Markey, Tasha Michelle, and more! Andre J., Switch n’ Play, Flower Tortilla, Lady Quesa’Dilla, Viva Vidalia, Theydy Bedbug, and the House of LaBeija bring life to the Fishman Space, plus DJ sets by Papi Juice and J Clef and decor by Melo Davis. Photographs by internationally acclaimed artist project, Kings & Queens, will be featured in the lower lobby.

All tickets: $30

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BAM Fisher
321 Ashland Pl
Brooklyn NY 11217 USA

Phony Ppl / Conya Doss

June 27, 2019 12:00pm

“a matured fusion of modern-pop songcraft, live-band hip-hop drive, classic-R&B singing and instrumental Steely Dan poise”
—Rolling Stone on Phony Ppl

The video for Phony Ppl’s “Before You Get A Boyfriend” opens to these five friends from Crown Heights in a familiar pose: hanging out on the front stoop of a Brooklyn brownstone. Singer Elbee Thrie’s warm vocals blend with laid-back grooves to showcase this young band’s affection for bossa nova, classic hip-hop, and 90s rap. Since the release of their album Yesterday’s Tomorrow in 2015—highlighted by Rolling Stone after a rock critic saw the group performing in a subway station—Phony Ppl has performed with Erykah Badu, Fetty Wap, and the Roots. They are joined on the MetroTech stage with an opening performance by indie soul singer Conya Doss, whose smooth, soaring vocals have won her a dedicated following even without the support of a major record label.

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MetroTech Commons
304 Bridge St
Brooklyn NY 11201 USA

Summer on the Hudson: Everybody Tango!

June 6, 2019 6:30pm – 8:30pm

This event repeats every week on Thursday between June 6, 2019 and July 25, 2019.

Enjoy introductory Argentine Tango lessons, music, and dancing in the open air.

Lessons are held at 6:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. with social dance time between lessons.

Live music and dancers will be featured on June 6 and July 25.

Cost: Free

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West Harlem Piers
125th Street and Marginal Street
New York NY U.S.

Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Moves with Limón Dance Company

May 17, 2019 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Join the world-renowned Limón Company Dancers as they teach the energetic and ease-filled Limón Technique, accompanied by live music. No experience necessary; class is open to all levels.

Cost: Free

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West Harlem Piers
Henry Hudson Pkwy btwn St. Clair and West 135th St.
New York NY 10027 US

Uptown Nights: Wepa! Movement, Culture and Music the Curtis Brothers and Circa ’95

March 23, 2019 7:30pm – 9:30pm

This event forms part of Carnegie Hall’s Migrations: The Making of America festival

Harlem Stage and the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) present a two part series of music and conversation celebrating the courageous and resilient Caribbean immigrants who traveled across land and sea and arrived in El Barrio, aka Spanish Harlem, seeking a bright future. What did they bring with them? What was left behind? What was reinvented? Spoken word, hip-hop, DJ and Afro-Latin jazz will be the vehicles that transport us to sunny beaches, sofrito, five floor walk-ups and sun kissed dreams of belonging.

Puerto Rican and Dominican by way of the Bronx and Washington Heights—Circa ’95, Patty Dukes and Reph, who rhyme seamlessly through English and Spanish, will showcase music and stories inspired by their families’ migration to New York City during the golden era of hip-hop. The Curtis Brothers, African American and Puerto Rican, will explore West Africa’s influence on American music from Latin America by mapping rhythms that evolved from the African slave trade: from samba, hip-hop, R&B, gospel, to blues, jazz and rock music. This is a jam you don’t wanna miss!

Wepa! Movement, Culture and Music is presented in partnership with the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI).  March (date and time TBD) CCCADI will present a panel discussion on RACE, MYTH, ART AND JUSTICE.

Tickets: $25

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Harlem Stage Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street
New York NY 10031 US

Harlem Jazz Series – Steve Swell

November 2, 2018 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Steve Swell has been an active member of the NYC music community since 1975. He has toured and recorded with many artists from mainstreamers such as Lionel Hampton and Buddy Rich to so called outsiders as Anthony Braxton, Bill Dixon, Cecil Taylor and William Parker. With over 40 CDs as a leader or co-leader, Steve is a featured artist on more than 100 other releases. He runs workshops around the world and is a teaching artist in the NYC public school system focusing on special needs children. Steve was nominated for Trombonist of the Year in 2008 & 2011 by the Jazz Journalists Association, selected Trombonist of the Year 2008 – 2010, 2012 and 2014 by the magazine El Intruso of Argentina, received the 2008 Jubilation Foundation Fellowship Award and selected by the Downbeat Critics Poll in the Trombone category from 2010 – 2014. Steve is a teaching artist through the American Composers Orchestra, Healing Arts Initiative, Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center, and the Jazz Foundation of America.

Featuring: Steve Swell – trombone

First set: 7pm – 7:45pm; 15 min break; Second set: 8pm – 8:45pm

Cost: $20

Greater Calvary Baptist Church
43-55 West 124th Street btwn Malcolm X Blvd and Fifth Ave
New York NY 10027

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TITOs – Tito Rojas, Tito Nieves & Tito Allen

October 20, 2018 | 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Ollie Entertainment Production presents TITO ROJAS, TITO NIEVES and TITO ALLEN. A Titazo Limpio.

Cost: VIP – $125, Orchestra – $85, Mezzanine/Balcony – $65, Rear Balcony – $50

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
Bronx NY 10468

More Info: https://lehmancenter.org/50-anniversary-of-lehman-college/




Jazzmobile – Summerfest 55 – A Jazzmobile Family Celebration & Special Salute to Denny Farrell Harlem/Havana & Artz, Rootz, Rhythm

August 12, 2018 | 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

JAAMBO was created with all the infusions of African music from mambo to West African and everything in between. Jaambo is a collective of musicians from New York City, Trinidad and beyond with rich, diverse cultural appetites. Come and party with the invigorating sounds of Jaambo. Their mission is to make you dance.

Jaambo has appeared throughout the tri-state area including performances at Grant’s Tomb, St. John the Divine, Showman’s Jazz Club, and Harlem Stage. They have also partnered with The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, Jazzmobile and the Harlem Arts Alliance. They are available for corporate events.

Harlem Renaissance Orchestra

We chose the name Harlem Renaissance Orchestra (HRO) because it is the residence and birthplace of several of our members. The word renaissance means rebirth or revival and our mission is to revive the music of the Big Band Era and to preserve this music in its living form by giving recognition to some of its leading figures: Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Pops Louie Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lucky Millinder, Earl Fatha Hines, Billy Eckstine, Lionel Hampton and many others. The Orchestra’s goal is to re-establish Harlem as the Big Band Mecca of the world.

Over the past two decades, HRO has performed in some of the most prestigious Concert Halls, Jazz Festivals and in many other events. Including Lincoln Center/Mid-Summer Night Swing, Town Hall, The Apollo Theater, Cape May Jazz Festival, JVC Jazz Festival, The Philadelphia Arts Center, The Westchester Jazz Festival, The infamous Copacabana, Great Jazz on the Great Hill presented by Jazz Mobile Inc., Plaza Hotel and the Rainbow Room. We have also appeared in various films and videos including, an HBO Special on the life of Swing Dance innovator Frankie Manning. We did a music special on the Discovery Channel entitled,”Drop Me Off In Harlem,” that was also shown on channel Thirteen PBS(WNET). One of our performances was videotaped on WDR/ARD (Germany) Good Life T.V., and we were filmed by Fuji Television Network Inc. (Japan). HRO has been recognized and featured in a plethors of publications and media for our contributions to the arts. The following is a sample of various media who have commended the HRO: United Nations Jazz Society Publication, the Amsterdam News, New Beginnings Magazine, the NY Daily News, Swing Live Magazine, the NY Times, the New York Press and the Village Voice. HRO is dedicated to keeping the spirit of Big Band Swing Music alive and thriving. Whether in a live performance or educating the next generation of musicians, we will remain a guardian and proponent of a great musical tradition. https://www.reverbnation.com/HRO

Cost: FREE
Riverbank State Park
679 Riverside Drive – enter at 145th Street
New York NY 10031

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Jazzmobile – Summerfest 55 – 32nd Precinct National Night Out – “A Special Tribute to Diz”

August 7, 2018 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm

JAMES DELANO ZOLLAR, trumpeter moved to NYC from Kansas City, MO in 1984 and played with the Cecil McBee Quintet for five years, and recorded with Tom Harrell, Weldon Erving, and Sam Rivers. Zollar was featured in Robert Altman’s “Kansas City”, in Madonna’s music video “My Baby’s Got a Secret”, as well as Malcolm Lee’s “The Best Man”. He played on the soundtrack of “The Perez Family” and is included in The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz (Oxford University Press 1999.) He was a featured soloist with Jon Faddis and Carnegie Hall Jazz Orchestra as well as Wynton Marsalis and The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. He currently plays with The Duke Ellington Orchestra, The Count Basie Orchestra, Don Byron’s Bands, and working with Eddie Palmieri. James released “Zollar Systems” in 2010 and “It’s All Good People” in 2013.

Cost: FREE


Dizzy Gillespie Cove
Across from the 32ND Police Precinct/West 135TH St btwn Adam Clayton Powell Blvd, Jr. and Frederick

Lincoln Center’s Out-of-Doors: Yoruba Remixed! A Sonic Journey Through the Sounds & Vibes of the African Diaspora

August 5, 2018 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Join the Caribbean Cultural Center as they celebrate the legacy of its founder, Marta Moreno Vega with music and dance inspired by West African Yoruba traditions. Dance performances by the Something Positive Dance Company open and close this evening that also features live music from Puerto Rican percussion ensemble Yuba Iré and two celebrated Miami bands—Philbert Armenteros y Los Herederos and PALO! In between, world-renowned DJs keep the vibe going with sets of remixed Yoruba songs.

Seating is first come, first served, and gates open one hour prior to the performance.

Cost: FREE

Damrosch Park
175 West 62nd Street btwn Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues
New York NY 10023

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