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  • Wed Jul 30

    Location: Barbes (Google Maps)

    Time: 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm

    THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
    In the 1960's and 1970's, the government of Guinea engaged in a campaign known as Authenticité. It was a drive to create a new musical movement that would be specifically Guinean, but would include the modern wonders that were the electric guitar, the electric bass and the drumset. Musicians were given instruments and orchestras were formed. Surprisingly, the results proved mesmerizing and a myriad new bands were born. Many of them would go on to have a profound and lasting impact on African music. Mamady Kouyate was one of those pioneers. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includ es Ismael Kouyate - vocals; Mamady Kourouma - guitar; Oran Etkin - tenor sax & clarinets; Sylvain Leroux - flute, tambin and alto sax; Andy Algire - drums; Nick Cudahy - bass and Mamady Kouyate - guitar. “dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times.

  • Wed Jul 30

    Location: SOB's, Varick Street, New York, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 10:30 pm to 1:30 am

    10.00PM doors / 10:30PM show
    $12.00 General Admission (age 21+)

  • Thu Jul 31

    Location: Clove Lakes Park, Clove Road, Staten Island, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

    Joe Bataan, the “King of Latin Soul,” helped coin the phrase "Salsoul" in 1974 lending the name to his first album. Bataan was influenced by two musical styles: the Latin boogaloo and African American doo-wop. Bataan recorded three albums and several singles for Salsoul Records and the Latin subdivision of Salsoul Records, Salsoul Leyendas. Titles include SalSoul, Rap-O-Clap-O, Joe Bataan II, Afrofilipino and a new compilation of his greatest hits titled Tropical Classics: Joe Bataan, which features the early 1979 hip-hop hit "Rap-O-Clap-O” and additional classic titles he performed for the Salsoul Leyendas label.
    Website: http://www.boogalooassassins.com/
    For the 11-piece Boogaloo Assassins the mission is simple: bring la gente a funky good time, Latin-soul style. Formed in Los Angeles in 2007, Boogaloo Assassins are the West Coast’s answer to New York City’s Latin music explosion of the late 1960s. Heavily indebted to the classic sounds of Spanish Harlem, Los Asesinos serve up their own late 1960’s-style salsa and “Latin Boogaloo”, best described as a raucous fusion of American R&B with Afro-Cuban rhythms, sung in both English and Spanish. Known throughout the West for their high-energy live shows, Boogaloo Assassins' debut recording "Old Love Dies Hard" features their hit single "No No No", a salsa version of the blues/reggae classic, featured on Gilles Peterson's BBC-1, Los Angeles's leading public radio station KCRW, and many others. As of Spring 2014, Boogaloo Assassins have hit both the road and the recording studio with new rock'n'roll phenom Nick Waterhouse.
    After 18 years career in Spain and main European Cities, Barcelona native Dj Turmix packed up his vinyl and hit the NYC scene in late 2008. In only one year he built great relationships with some of the best local DJ's and has played a diverse array of clubs, concerts, festivals and private events. He is a specialist in Latin Boogaloo Sounds, from 50's to present day, and in January 2011 he launched LET’S BOOGALOO, a new monthly DJ/live music party at Nublu sponsored by Fania Records. Dj Turmix and FANIA are working with the same objective, to provide high quality music. Dj Turmix also spins sets for the dance floor that take fans on a journey through Jazz, Soul, Latin and Funk mixed up with a groovy touch of electronic rhythms and breaks.

  • Thu Jul 31

    Location: SOB's, Varick Street, New York, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm

    7:30PM doors / 9:00PM show
    $RSVP in advance - $0.00 day of show (age 21+)

  • Thu Jul 31

    Location: Zinc Bar, West 3rd Street, New York, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 11:59 pm to 2:00 am

    The essence of AfroCuban music is expressed in the Rumba: intoxicating polyrhythmic percussion, played on multiple drums, accompanied by call and response singing. Master percussionist Roman Diaz, the leader of the Abakuá society brought to Cuba from Calabar, West Africa, is regarded as a “living repository” of Cuba's folkoric music. As a member of the seminal Cuban rumba ensemble Yoruba Andabo, he continued the work of the legendary percussionist Pancho Quinto in creating a new definition of traditional Cuban rumba.

    Román Díaz left Cuba in 1999 to come to New York City. Since then he has been featured alongside Orlando “Puntilla” Rios in the critically acclaimed documentary Calle 54, and in ‘Dame La Mano’ the film that documents the life and times of Union City’s Esquina Habanera, the Grammy-nominated rumba ensemble Raíces Habanera and their followers.

    His mastery of the batá drum is present on countless recordings along with his rock solid groove on congas. He has always been sought after for his artistic sensibility, charisma and signature sound. As a producer, he has brought together some of the finest interpreters of Rumba from the island as documented on the CD, Wemilere. In the U.S., Diaz has collaborated with many musicians including the New Orleans jazz great Donald Harrison, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, Paquito D’Rivera, Juan-Carlos Formell, Oriando “Puntilla” Rios and AfroHORN.

  • Fri Aug 1

    Location: Shrine, Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, New York, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Yacouba Diabate is an incredibly versatile musician, adept at several traditional African instruments including the kora and the Gonie. His musical ability is one that is described as exceptional. Yacouba was born in 1975, Tougan Buskina Faso, West Africa. He came from a long line of Diabates (or griots), who play a historic note in maintaining the rich traditions of the Mandigo group of West Africa. Yacouba was taught by the legendary Toumani Diabate, and was his best student. He has been performing throughout the United States since 2009. These performances have been breathtaking.

  • Fri Aug 1

    Location: B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm

    Showtimes @ 7pm & 9:30pm
    Doors Open @ 5pm & 9pm
    Tickets $15 in advance, $18 day of show

    Andres Laprida is a guitarist/composer from Argentina, who lives in New York, and has achieved a remarkable exposure through a wide range of assignments. His prolific work as a performer, composer, and producer keeps earning a highly enthusiastic response --from musicians, audience and critics-- ever since the great Brazilian music masters Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, and Toquinho introduced him to the public at a very early age. With a very personal sound and technique, Mr. Laprida has taken his music around the world in a variety of contexts --concert halls, jazz festivals, theatre, music seminars, ballet, film, television, radio, and the recording industry. - See more at: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=4301#sthash.kzOuNH4H.dpuf

  • Fri Aug 1

    Location: Prospect Park Bandshell, West Drive, Brooklyn, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    FREE
    Doors open at 6:30pm.
    Get there early for a salsa lesson at intermission.

    A Latin dance party of epic proportions comes to the Bandshell with JIMMY BOSCH, “El Trombon Criollo,” leading an all-star ensemble that includes Herman Olivera, Willito Otero, Yoko La Japonesa Salsera, Edwin Sanchez, Karen Joseph, Bobby Allende, Jorge Gonzalez, Orlanda Vega, Jose Tabares, Mitch Frohman, Pete Nader, Jeff Lederer, and the Yamulee Dancers. Bosch was born in Jersey City and has become something of a local salsa institution unto himself; he has released numerous albums as a leader and has toured the world with the likes of Ruben Blades, Eddie Palmieri, and the Fania All Stars.

    Bosch and this powerhouse collection of local stars share the bill with the irresistible Cuban percussionist PEDRITO MARTINEZ, whose red-hot band has its roots planted firmly in the Afro-Cuban Rumba tradition and in the bata rhythms and vocal chants of the music of Yoruba and Santeria—a sound Ben Ratliff writing in the NY Times described as “complex, blenderized Africa-to-the-New-World funk.” Martinez’s group is augmented here by the exceptional vocalist ARIACNE TRUJILLO.

  • Fri Aug 1

    Location: Zinc Bar, West 3rd Street, New York, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    “The Afro-Peruvian Sextet is writing a new chapter in the history of Latin Jazz” --Rifftides
    “Trumpeter Gabriel Alegria stands poised to introduce Afro-Peruvian Jazz to the world.” –All About Jazz
    “deeply funky 12/8 rhythm!” –Hartford Advocate

  • Fri Aug 1

    Location: Brooklyn Bowl, Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm

    Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
    $12.00

    Mucca Pazza is the marching band that thinks it’s a rock ‘n roll band. The group is a collection of shameless band nerds wielding instruments of incongruous traditions, sometimes in competition, often in cooperation. Many of them played in traditional marching bands in high school. Others wanted to but couldn’t because they played violin or accordion, and no one had yet come up with the amplified helmet. With speakers strapped firmly to heads, their rambunctious live show has brought them to such acclaimed venues as the Late Show with Conan O’Brien, Lollapalooza, and a fleet of canoes floating down the Chicago River.

    Their music skips from genre to unnameable genre, never settling in one place for long, but held together by the band’s unmistakable sound and irresistible energy. To their credit, they only have one march in their original repertoire, their other music includes zombie-mambo, snake-charmer-metal, gypsy-reggaeton, punk-classical, and some demented arrangements of Dmitri Shostakovich, Bela Bartok, and famed Egyptian composer Kemal El Tawil.

    Comprised of 8 members, hailing mostly from Colombia, M.A.K.U. SoundSystem makes big music that begins in traditional Afro-Colombian rhythms and ends somewhere in the punk-jazz stratosphere. Clarinet, trombone, sax, guitarra, and Latin percussion supplement a rambunctious, driving rock core, creating a sound familiar enough to be danceable but always surprising.

  • Fri Aug 1

    Location: Zinc Bar, West 3rd Street, New York, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 9:30 pm to 1:00 am

    Sets at 9:30, 11:00 and Midnight

    Every Friday night is African Jazz Night. Experience some of the greatest artists of this captivating genre! Depending on the weekend, you might find Source with Abdoulaye Diabaté, an interracial New York-based African group, or the African jazz and funk of the African Blue Notes, led by the Cameroonian singer and guitarist Martino Atagana. This is a night not to be missed!

  • Sat Aug 2

    Location: DROM, Avenue A, New York, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 7:15 pm to 9:15 pm

    Doors 6:30PM
    Show 7:15PM
    Advance Price $10
    Door Price $15

    Led by the irresistible energy of master rhythm guitarist and drummer Mamadou Diop, the MAMADOU band presents a world-class cultural experience. The sound is a guitar and drum led West-African pop that includes the rhythms of high-life, juju, rumba, samba, salsa, and reggae blended into authentic Senegalese ethnic rhythms. Though MAMADOU's songs are primarily sung in many languages including his native Wolof, the language of music is universal and every audience they perform for instantly understands and reacts with joyous dance.

    Mamadou Diop has over 40 years of experience performing African music throughout Africa, Europe, and North America. Born and raised in Senegal, he now resides in the United States bringing his culture to new worlds. His music culminates centuries of traditional rhythms, mixed with modern electric instrumentation, performed live by his band MAMADOU. If you have never experienced a live MAMADOU show, then you are in for a real treat!

  • Sat Aug 2

    Location: Shrine, Adam Clayton Powell Junior Boulevard, New York, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 10:00 pm to 12:00 am

    I am all about music and virtue. When I teach percussions I teach you to listen to and feel the beats. I will teach you a multitude of rythyms that will create your musical heart, developing your ability to play skillfully and beautifully. When I play my drums in concert, my wish is for you to experience the joy I am feeling when I play for you. I want you to feel the communication between the drum and the other musicians.

  • Sun Aug 3

    Location: Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St, New York, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 11:30 am to 2:00 pm

    New Orleans musicians laid the cornerstone for a large swath of American music, and Allen Toussaint is among the city’s most gifted players. As a composer, arranger, producer, pianist and singer, Allen has created an enduring body of work that includes local hits by Irma Thomas and Lee Dorsey; songs covered by Glen Campbell, the Rolling Stones and Robert Plant & Alison Krauss; national hits by Ernie K-Doe and LaBelle; and collaborations with Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello, all in addition to his own recording career. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, and was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Obama in July, 2013.
    Ticket Price: $30.00
    Doors at 11:30 AM
    Show at 12:00 NOON

    General Info: 212.539.8500
    Taub Box Office: 212.967.7555 (10am - 7pm daily)

  • Sun Aug 3

    Location: Damrosch Park Bandshell, New York, NY (Google Maps)

    Time: 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

    Featuring The Cita Rodriguez Orchestra and Pete Rodriguez with Tito Allen, Herman Olivera, Karen Joseph, Willie Torres, Eddie Montalvo, Ray Martinez, and the Alma Moyo Drummers with special guest star Johnny Pacheco

    El Conde’s legacy is one of an outstanding sonero and percussionist who embraced the lyrics of his music with passion and love for his Afro-Puerto Rican roots. We honor his regal stature—reflected both in his voice and selection of songs—that helped define the Fania sound that traveled the world. His bandleader daughter Cita and jazzman son Pete Rodriguez collaborate in this tribute to El Conde’s rich contributions, with special appearances by Fania co-founder and elder musician Johnny Pacheco and an all-star line-up of artists.

  • Mon Aug 4

    Location: Barbès (Google Maps)

    Time: 9:30 pm to 11:30 pm

  • Tue Aug 5

    Location: East River Park, East River Promenade, New York, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Tipica ’73 began with a “Jam Session” Charanga (Flute/Violin) format in 1972 at an East Side club called “…and Vinnie’s. Eventually, it evolved into a 3-horn conjunto (combo) with Adalberto Santiago as lead vocalist. In 1975 Tipica ’73 began recording “New Wave” Cuban music “La Candela,” “No Me Critiques,” and “La Escoba Barrendera”. In 1976, after a split due to creative differences, Tipica ’73 emerged with a new format, which included the addition of a Flute/Sax, a Violin and Tito Allen as lead vocalist. Subsequent lead vocalists included Camilo Azuquita and José Alberto (El Canario). José Alberto was the vocalist in 1978 when Tipica ’73 recorded the historic LP “Intercambio Cultural” (Cultural Exchange) at EGREM studios in Havana, Cuba. In 1983, Tipica ’73 disbanded due to pressure and blacklisting stemming from the trip to Cuba. After an occasional reunion gig, and under the co-direction of founding members, Johnny Rodríguez and Sonny Bravo, Tipica ’73 finally returned to its Charanga (Flute/Violin) roots and is currently performing with that format.
    The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra is a thrilling 11-piece salsa group which plays dynamic, dura arrangements of indie rock tunes we love. No bananas in the hair; this is innovative, astonishing salsa with a new, vibrant aesthetic. With an ever-evolving set list that includes songs by Arcade Fire, TV On The Radio, Spoon, M83, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Black Keys, and many more, the WSO has taken the typical salsa form and infused it with a completely modern identity. The explosive arrangements have established the band as a groundbreaking force in the New York underground, and has let to international acclaim for its completely new approach to the genre. Led by percussionist/arranger Gianni Mano (from the Latin-funk legends Radio Mundial), and fronted by Argentinian chanteuse, Solange Prat, the WSO has found an audience among new and classic salsa lovers, quickly becoming one of the most popular bands in New York City. The WSO has been featured recently in Rolling Stone Magazine (on the 2013 Latin Hot List), and on MTV Iggy, Telemundo, Univision, and on the nationally syndicated program LatiNation on Fox.

  • Tue Aug 5

    Location: Joe's Pub, Lafayette Street, New York, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 9:30 pm to 11:30 pm

    Acardenchados take their name from the Mexican Cardenche style of popular music, which is created through the spontaneous interpretation of three or four voices. This improvisational yet traditional vocal ensemble joins together in exploring creative boundaries of singing in the Cardenche and Pirekua-- the syncretism of religious music chants from the Spanish evangelizers and with Indian Mexican music-- ways.

  • Wed Aug 6

    Location: Barbes (Google Maps)

    Time: 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm

    THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS. Every Wednesday
    In the 1960's and 1970's, the government of Guinea engaged in a campaign known as Authenticité. It was a drive to create a new musical movement that would be specifically Guinean, but would include the modern wonders that were the electric guitar, the electric bass and the drumset. Musicians were given instruments and orchestras were formed. Surprisingly, the results proved mesmerizing and a myriad new bands were born. Many of them would go on to have a profound and lasting impact on African music. Mamady Kouyate was one of those pioneers. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includ es Ismael Kouyate - vocals; Mamady Kourouma - guitar; Oran Etkin - tenor sax & clarinets; Sylvain Leroux - flute, tambin and alto sax; Andy Algire - drums; Nick Cudahy - bass and Mamady Kouyate - guitar. “dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times.

  • Thu Aug 7

    Location: Zinc Bar, West 3rd Street, New York, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 9:00 pm to 11:30 pm

    Sets at 9:00 and 10:30PM

    The first Thursday each month, this 16-piece big band brings together musicians from different countries around the world that, under Gregorio Uribe’s leadership and vision, create a masterpiece of Latin rhythms. With a remarkable compliance of trumpets, trombones and saxes soaring over an amazing percussion section and the leader of the group dancing to the beat while playing the accordion, this band brings new and modern flavor to Latin music that, simply, cannot go unnoticed.

    The band has performed at renown venues on the East Coast such as Iridium, Highline Ballroom, Fat Cat, Theater For The New City, Regattabar and the Rhode Island State House.

    Uribe brought to life his vision to create a show that blends different genres such as funk and jazz with the intriguing folkloric rhythms of his native Colombia. This energetic and intelligent approach to the music of his country has led him to share the stage with such renowned artists as the six-time Grammy-winner Rubén Blades and Latin Grammy Award-winners Aterciopelados

  • Thu Aug 7

    Location: Joe's Pub, Lafayette Street, New York, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 9:30 pm to 11:30 pm

    Osekre's vibe is an unusual combination of lyricism, wit, insight and flow delivered with sweet melodic African hooks.

    Brooklyn's Gone Quite Mad makes progressive blues. Their music moves; it waits, it baits.

  • Thu Aug 7

    Location: Zinc Bar, West 3rd Street, New York, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 11:59 pm to 2:00 am

    The essence of AfroCuban music is expressed in the Rumba: intoxicating polyrhythmic percussion, played on multiple drums, accompanied by call and response singing. Master percussionist Roman Diaz, the leader of the Abakuá society brought to Cuba from Calabar, West Africa, is regarded as a “living repository” of Cuba's folkoric music. As a member of the seminal Cuban rumba ensemble Yoruba Andabo, he continued the work of the legendary percussionist Pancho Quinto in creating a new definition of traditional Cuban rumba.

    Román Díaz left Cuba in 1999 to come to New York City. Since then he has been featured alongside Orlando “Puntilla” Rios in the critically acclaimed documentary Calle 54, and in ‘Dame La Mano’ the film that documents the life and times of Union City’s Esquina Habanera, the Grammy-nominated rumba ensemble Raíces Habanera and their followers.

    His mastery of the batá drum is present on countless recordings along with his rock solid groove on congas. He has always been sought after for his artistic sensibility, charisma and signature sound. As a producer, he has brought together some of the finest interpreters of Rumba from the island as documented on the CD, Wemilere. In the U.S., Diaz has collaborated with many musicians including the New Orleans jazz great Donald Harrison, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, Paquito D’Rivera, Juan-Carlos Formell, Oriando “Puntilla” Rios and AfroHORN.

  • Fri Aug 8

    Location: Zinc Bar, West 3rd Street, New York, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    “The Afro-Peruvian Sextet is writing a new chapter in the history of Latin Jazz” --Rifftides
    “Trumpeter Gabriel Alegria stands poised to introduce Afro-Peruvian Jazz to the world.” –All About Jazz
    “deeply funky 12/8 rhythm!” –Hartford Advocate

  • Fri Aug 8

    Location: Zinc Bar, West 3rd Street, New York, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 9:30 pm to 1:00 am

    Sets at 9:30, 11:00 and Midnight

    Every Friday night is African Jazz Night. Experience some of the greatest artists of this captivating genre! Depending on the weekend, you might find Source with Abdoulaye Diabaté, an interracial New York-based African group, or the African jazz and funk of the African Blue Notes, led by the Cameroonian singer and guitarist Martino Atagana. This is a night not to be missed!

  • Sun Aug 10

    Location: Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St, New York, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 11:30 am to 2:00 pm

    New Orleans musicians laid the cornerstone for a large swath of American music, and Allen Toussaint is among the city’s most gifted players. As a composer, arranger, producer, pianist and singer, Allen has created an enduring body of work that includes local hits by Irma Thomas and Lee Dorsey; songs covered by Glen Campbell, the Rolling Stones and Robert Plant & Alison Krauss; national hits by Ernie K-Doe and LaBelle; and collaborations with Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello, all in addition to his own recording career. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, and was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Obama in July, 2013.
    Ticket Price: $30.00
    Doors at 11:30 AM
    Show at 12:00 NOON

    General Info: 212.539.8500
    Taub Box Office: 212.967.7555 (10am - 7pm daily)

  • Tue Aug 12

    Location: Marcus Garvey Park, 18 Mt Morris Park W, New York, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

    FREE

    Having put out more than 10 albums in 20 years, JOE has become one of R&B's most accomplished and popular singers with seven Grammy nods along the span of his career. Singles such as "All The Things (Your Man Won't Do)," "All That I Am," "No One Comes Close" and "I Wanna Know" established Joe as a bona fide hit-maker who has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. Moreover, his work with Mariah Carey ("Thank God I Found You"), Big Pun ("Still Not A Player") and G-Unit ("Wanna Get To Know You"), shows that Joe is a much sought-after collaborator with some of music's biggest and best artists. Joe's most recent offering, Double Back: Evolution of R&B, debuted as the #1 R&B album in the country on Billboard's "R&B Albums" & #4 "Top 200" charts this past summer. With that success, Double Back has produced a top five single with its first release "I'd Rather Have A Love". With a new label deal in place PLAID TAKEOVER/BMG CHRYSALIS and new management, with veteran music executive Gerald "Plaid" Isaac, JOE is already gearing up for a successful 2014. The top-selling R&B singer is currently in the studio putting together magnificent songs in preparation for his new commercial album 2014, summer release entitled "BRIDGES". The lead single & video, "Love & Sex Pt. 2," features the incredible and equally beautiful Kelly Rowland of X-FACTOR/Destiny's Child fame and is currently impacting radio and TV heavily. In support of his new release(s) JOE will be touring the US, Europe, Asia and abroad.

  • Tue Aug 12

    Location: B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm

    Showtime @ 9pm
    Doors Open @ 7pm
    Tickets $35 in advance, $40 day of show

    Alexander Abreu y Havana D' Primera is the Cuban Timba band directed and founded by Alexander Abreu in 2008, widely recognized as one of the greatest trumpet players of his generation - enriching most of the musical productions on the island. The band was formed by a collective of the best musicians and Cuban-All-Stars artists in the current Cuban scenario, including not only revolutionary dominating musicians in the 90's but also the most talented musicians of the upcoming years. Alexander has established himself as a dominating vocalist and renowned songwriter. His highly sophisticated melodic voice has made him remain as an outstanding vocalist with the added melodic sophistication of a skilled instrumentalist. He is considered one of the most versatile Cuban musicians, who has made of his music a fascinating rhythmic and musical fusion of Salsa, Jazz, Funk and Afro-Cuban.
    - See more at: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=4307#sthash.WmxMPqFx.dpuf

  • Wed Aug 13

    Location: Marcus Garvey Park, Mount Morris Park West, New York, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Website: http://www.bobbysanabria.com
    Bobby Sanabria - drummer, percussionist, composer, arranger, recording artist, producer, filmmaker, conductor, educator, activist, multi-cultural warrior and multiple Grammy nominee - has performed with a veritable Who's Who in the world of jazz and Latin music, as well as with his own critically acclaimed ensembles. His diverse recording and performing experience includes work with such legendary figures as Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Paquito D'Rivera, Charles McPherson, Mongo Santamaría, Ray Barretto, Marco Rizo, Arturo Sandoval, Roswell Rudd, Chico O'Farrill, Candido, Yomo Toro, Francisco Aguabella, Larry Harlow, Henry Threadgill, and the Godfather of Afro-Cuban Jazz, Mario Bauzá.
    Website: http://www.imagenation.us
    Chico & Rita is a stunning, Oscar-nominated animated feature for adults. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams, while Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey -- in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero -- brings heartache and torment, as they battle impossible odds to unite in music and love. Along the way they meet Chano Pozo, Dizzy Gillespie and travel to three continents in pursuit of their passions. Directed by Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal, Fernando Trueba

  • Thu Aug 14

    Location: Marcus Garvey Park, 18 Mt Morris Park W, New York, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    FREE
    In association with WLIB
    Presented by SummerStage

    "If people really want to know me, then listen to my music - my words especially," says Byron Cage, one of the biggest names in urban praise and worship music. "If you want to know what my beliefs are, I always put that in my music." The man who became known for his Top Ten worship anthems like "The Presence of the Lord" and "I Will Bless the Lord" is pouring his heart out in his ninth CD, "Memoirs of a Worshiper." Cage's evolved perspective on the power of praise dates back to his youth. Born in Grand Rapids, MI - the second of three children - he was friendly with the DeBarge R&B singing family and his uncle Bishop James Abney taught him choir conducting at an early age. After a path that has had its share of twists and turns, Cage feels he's where God meant for him to be.

  • Thu Aug 14

    Location: SOB's, Varick Street, New York, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 10:30 pm to 1:30 am

    10:00PM doors / 10:30PM show
    $12.00 General Admission (age 21+)

  • Thu Aug 14

    Location: Zinc Bar, West 3rd Street, New York, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 11:59 pm to 2:00 am

    The essence of AfroCuban music is expressed in the Rumba: intoxicating polyrhythmic percussion, played on multiple drums, accompanied by call and response singing. Master percussionist Roman Diaz, the leader of the Abakuá society brought to Cuba from Calabar, West Africa, is regarded as a “living repository” of Cuba's folkoric music. As a member of the seminal Cuban rumba ensemble Yoruba Andabo, he continued the work of the legendary percussionist Pancho Quinto in creating a new definition of traditional Cuban rumba.

    Román Díaz left Cuba in 1999 to come to New York City. Since then he has been featured alongside Orlando “Puntilla” Rios in the critically acclaimed documentary Calle 54, and in ‘Dame La Mano’ the film that documents the life and times of Union City’s Esquina Habanera, the Grammy-nominated rumba ensemble Raíces Habanera and their followers.

    His mastery of the batá drum is present on countless recordings along with his rock solid groove on congas. He has always been sought after for his artistic sensibility, charisma and signature sound. As a producer, he has brought together some of the finest interpreters of Rumba from the island as documented on the CD, Wemilere. In the U.S., Diaz has collaborated with many musicians including the New Orleans jazz great Donald Harrison, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, Paquito D’Rivera, Juan-Carlos Formell, Oriando “Puntilla” Rios and AfroHORN.

  • Fri Aug 15

    Location: Zinc Bar, West 3rd Street, New York, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    “The Afro-Peruvian Sextet is writing a new chapter in the history of Latin Jazz” --Rifftides
    “Trumpeter Gabriel Alegria stands poised to introduce Afro-Peruvian Jazz to the world.” –All About Jazz
    “deeply funky 12/8 rhythm!” –Hartford Advocate

  • Fri Aug 15

    Location: Zinc Bar, West 3rd Street, New York, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 9:30 pm to 1:00 am

    Sets at 9:30, 11:00 and Midnight

    Every Friday night is African Jazz Night. Experience some of the greatest artists of this captivating genre! Depending on the weekend, you might find Source with Abdoulaye Diabaté, an interracial New York-based African group, or the African jazz and funk of the African Blue Notes, led by the Cameroonian singer and guitarist Martino Atagana. This is a night not to be missed!

  • Sat Aug 16

    Location: Barbès, 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY, United States (Google Maps)

    Time: 10:00 pm to 12:00 am

    Tres Player and producer Jacob Plasse leads this Charanga-influenced salsa band with musicians from Orquesta Broadway, Alfredo de la Feand Marc Anthony. Their fantastic debut album El Pilon was released by Daptone records and made it on a number of the "best of the year" lists. With only 5 musicians, Los Hacheros manage to sound like a conjunto of 12. Eddie Venegas - trombone, violin and chorus; Itai Kriss - flute, campana, guiro; Jimenez - lead vocals and congas; William Ash - baby bass and jacob Plasse plays the tres, a guitar-like instrument originating from the Oriente Province in Cuba.