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  Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
Address: 185 Orchard Street
City: New York
State: NY
Date Time Event Description
Jan-16-19 07:00 PM Haeun Joo
Piano - Haeun JooBass - Danny WellerDrum - Ronen ItzikHaeun Joo is a jazz pianist from Busan, Korea. She was trained classically since she was 5 years old. She studied classical composition at Busan Art High School and went to Howon University in Korea to study jazz piano. She moved to the U.S in 2011 to go to Berklee College of Music and studied with Danilo Pereze, George Garzone, Joan Bracken,Neil Olmstead, Vadim Neselovskyi,Hal Crook. After she graduated, she moved to New York to go to SUNY Purchase and studied with John Abercrombie, David Hazeltine, Jon Faddis, Todd Coolman, Doug Weiss, Ralph Lalama. She played at Blue Note and Dizzy's Coca Cola as a pianist of Purchase big band during the school years. In 2017, she got a degree for M.M. from Purchase.
Jan-16-19 08:30 PM Chris Barron
Chris Barron is best known as the lead singer of the band Spin Doctors. What you maybe didn't know is that long before he was that goofy guy in the hat on MTV, he was an even goofier kid with an acoustic guitar. Chris plays nifty chords on an old Gibson to masterfully crafted songs that are poignant yet wistful and funny, all the while singing in a manner that's sweet and somewhat different from what you would expect if you only knew his hits, "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong" and "Two Princes". Live, his stage patter is almost as entertaining as his singing. A powerful story teller, at once hilarious and thought provoking, Chris sets up his songs with anecdotes from a life on the road, from opening for and encountering legends like the Rolling Stones to Polar expeditions. He says, "I don't really think about what I'm going to say beforehand. I just say stuff and if it goes over well, I say more stuff like that later." A founding member of a band that's loved by millions of people the round world over, Chris' solo shows have all the lyric poetry and singing virtuosity that Spin Doctors fans appreciate along with a range of expression and songwriting that will delight and surprise.
Jan-16-19 10:15 PM Uncle Kingsley
Jan-17-19 07:00 PM Blake Morgan
BLAKE MORGANSerious musical chops. PollstarDisarmingly unselfconscious. The New York TimesInspired songwriting and passionate performances. Billboard MagazineBlake Morgans three-year run of sold-out concerts at New York Citys Rockwood Music Hall has fueled an extraordinary string of recent headlining performances for the artist around the globe: over 140 concerts across nearly 100,000 miles of touring on both sides of the Atlantic. Morgans performances have not only become a New York City word-of-mouth sensationhe regularly features Grammy-nominated and Grammy-winning special guests who join him for unique on-stage collaborationstheyve become a sensation on the road too, where hes sold out concerts across the United States, the United Kingdom, and continental Europe.Theres no sign of slowing down for the artistthe new 2018-2019 season of Morgans artist-in-residence concert series in New York gets underway on September 20th at Rockwood Music Hall and runs through May 16th. Simultaneously, Morgan will be back out on the road and joined by chart-topping powerhouse and Grammy nominee Tracy Bonham for two sets of national U.S. tour dates.The Washington Post writes, Hes got killer pop-rock instincts, something that leaps out at youa natural when it comes to fashioning sharp melodies and catchy choruses. Billboard Magazine adds, Blake Morgan has a voice that was made to be heard on the radioinspired songwriting and passionate performances.Native New Yorker Blake Morgan is a recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and the founder and President of ECR Music Group, a global music company that operates under an elemental principle unprecedented in the music world: all of its artists and labels own one-hundred percent of their master recordings. His music advocacy has taken him to Capitol Hill numerous times where, as the founder of the #IRespectMusic movement, he continues to fight for music makers rights in the digital age.
Jan-17-19 08:45 PM The Acoustic Guitar Project, Kristen Estelle, Shilo Gold, ovrndovr, Prawit Siriwat, Leah Levigne
Jan-17-19 10:45 PM Jazmin Yvonne
Poughkeepsie native Jazmin Yvonne is a gifted vocalist with a unique sound that blends the soulful and experimental styles of artists like Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Little Dragon, and The Noisettes. Jazmin Yvonne expresses herself through music and poetry that invites everyone to experience her world in the most authentic and vulnerable sense. Her passionate performances have been captivating audiences on the East Coast.While studying Music Business & Management at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Jazmin Yvonne participated in some of the school's top ensembles. A few noted performances include Berklee Neo-Soul Ensemble's Free Like A Bird: A Tribute to Meshell Ndegecello, as well as singing behind gospel artists Dorinda Clark-Cole and J.Newry, and rising jazz bassist/composer, GIZMO.
Jan-18-19 07:00 PM High Season
Photo by Brenna Chase. Jack Petruzzelli, Cameron Greider, Adam Bernstein have collectively recorded, toured, produced and co-writtenwith Patti Smith,FreedyJohnston, RufusWainright, Joan Osborne, Sean Lennon, Ian Hunter,Levon Helm,Jonathan Coulton.Together they play original pop, blues, surf and western swing along with covers ranging from theLouvinBrothers to Duke Ellington.
Jan-18-19 08:30 PM Julia Mark, Joanna Schubert
Jan-18-19 10:15 PM New York Gypsy Allstars
A Greek bassist ducked into a little bar in New Yorks Alphabet City and heard the Eastern Mediterranean and Southern Balkans pouring across the packed room. The clarinet was keening and singing, and he knew every tune.From this blown-away moment of discovery, the New York Gypsy All-Stars sprang, uniting bi-musical virtuosi raised on the lush sounds of Macedonian, Greek, Turkish, and American roots and forged in the halls of the worlds best music schools. With composerly ears and a madcap relish for ill and crunky sounds, the quintet of crack musicians tears through the tollgates separating the regions interlocking roots on the long-awaited album of original pieces, Romantech (Traditional Crossroads).We cover all the Balkans melodically, explains classically trained, traditionally raised Macedonian clarinet wonder and band headman Ismail Lumanovski, and we cover the world rhythmically and harmonically. Zooming with Roma-inspired zeal from swinging salsa to pulsing bhangra, the group never loses its sharp musical focus, astounding chops, and true spirit their Gypsy namesakes. We use lots of musical elements in our original compositions that are typically Balkan Romany in style but arent necessarily in your face, like the 9/8 rhythm on tracks like NY9 or the way we use musical ornaments throughout the songs, Lumanovski muses. But more important than that is how we use the Gypsy term in a broader sense. We are taking what the Gypsies did, traveling from India to the Balkans and on to Western Europe and putting together the best musical ideas from every nation along the way. Were open to the world, and we just take everything we like and make it one.The All Stars come by this impulse and skill naturally. Its a rare thing, even in music-rich Southeastern Europe and in musician-packed New York, to find conservatory-caliber musicians who grew up playing weddings or rocking a oek or a iftetelli with local masters. Yet thats exactly what the All Stars are: Alongside degrees from places like Juilliard and Berklee, they grew up jamming with local roots musicians or defiantly attacking traditional zithers with their bare fingers, getting into Latin jazz or bringing the funk. Lumanovski, scion of a revered musical family in Macedonia, met Athens-born Panagiotis Andreou when the versatile bassist insisted he just had to play with Lumanovski, after hearing the clarinet player whip through an astounding array of hot traditional Balkan tunes in a little club on Avenue B. Andreou jumped on stage, tore into the music, and the room fell silent. Everyone stopped at one point, and we just improvised on bass and clarinet for a long time, Lumanovski recalls fondly. There was an instant emotional connection.The duo started playing together regularly. At the urging of globally astute impresario and arts presenter Serdar Ilhan, the band was born, playing a jubilant crowd at their first big gig, a notoriously full-throttle show for the New York Gypsy Fest. Lumanovski and Andreou were eventually joined by Turkish roots maverick Tamer Pinarbasi, who had long experimented with the kanun (traditional zither), throwing out his plectrums in favor of bare fingernails and kneading together microtonal makam scales with Western harmonies; Australia-born, Turkey-raised jazz-loving classically trained percussionist Engin Gunyadin; and wild keyboard innovator and sonic mastermind Jason Lindner. Its in playing and improvising togetheroften for marathon sessions or ecstatic crowds from the Black Sea to Brooklynthat the All Stars have honed their repertoire over the many years its taken the strong-willed, devoted musicians to craft and record Romantech.Balkan Bollywood may sound like a novelty, but dont be fooled: Its a bittersweet, multipart romp inspired not only by Indian filmi tracks, but by Turkish melodies and Balkan ornamentation. I had been playing around with this melody, trying ornaments in places where they usually dont happen, Lumanovski recounts. I brought it to the guys, and we jammed on it with Panagiotis, Tamer, and Engin for four hours after a show at Drom. We stayed until 5 AM playing the same thing over and over, and this very cool, hybrid stuff came out.Cool stuff includes in the aching and mournful sound Lumanovski achieves on Outcry, a tune that hints at Armenian duduk resonance, contrasting with the pieces nuanced piano chords and sprightly zither, while Andreou adds an Afro-Cuban montuno vibe (when not kicking out the Balkan jams, the bassist wins jazz awards for his work with Afro-Latin ensembles). Romantech, a wry rendering of techno beats using kanun and drums, wheels into a full-on Turkish longa, a style inspired by Anatolian and Balkan elements. Melodies get toyed with, built on, and reconstructed in a worldly interplay of sounds gathered from the musicians many travels and collaborations.Through all the complexity and ability, a good-times vibe jumps out at listeners, making the hardest-core kopanitsa in 11/8 feel like an easy two-step. We have a piece called EZ Pass, because our music can feel like an easy pass to the Balkans, Lumanovski laughs, explaining one of the albums song titles and its ties to the New York area toll pass. With an EZ Pass, you dont stop; its very fast. You just go. And it just flows.
Jan-19-19 07:00 PM Aimee Bayles
Aimee Bayles is a singer, songwriter and recording artist based in New York City. Her latest release, Enough, showcases a collection of original songs about her life in the city and her rural southern roots. Originally from Virginia, her soulful, vocally-driven music is influenced by both an upbringing in southern choral music and her training as an opera singer. Aimees sound is inflected with inspirations from Patty Griffin, Gillian Welch, Neil Young, Norah Jones, Dolly Parton and Alison Krauss. She performs regularly at venues in New York City, including Rockwood Music Hall. Enough features Nat Osborn on Piano, Stu Mahan on Bass, Seth Johnson on Guitar, and Nick Falk on drums. Recorded at Rustic Studios in Portland Maine and Chiller Sound in New York, mixed by Danielle Warman of Chiller Sound (Bruce Springsteen, Phish), and mastered by Joe LaPorta (David Bowie).