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Victor Wooten Trio

Victor Wooten Trio at Blue Note

Blue Note

http://www.bluenotejazz.com/newyork/schedule/index.shtml#june

131 West Third Street, New York, NY 10012

Victor Lemonte Wooten is a unique human being. Born the youngest of five boys, he began learning to play music at the tender age of two. He started performing in nightclubs and theaters as the bassist with the family band at age five, and at age six, was on tour with his brothers opening shows for ...

Collage of artists

Midsummer Night Swing: Sisterhood of Swing at Damrosch Park

Damrosch Park

http://www.lincolncenter.org/midsummer-night-swing/show/sisterhood-of-swing-1

60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

The 2018 dance season in Damrosch Park kicks off with an all-star, all-woman big band led by “the shining hope of hot jazz” Bria Skonberg (New York Times), with jazz violin legend Regina Carter, powerhouse clarinetist Anat Cohen, and some of the jazz world’s best musicians. When this ...

Joe Quijano y Su Conjunto Cachana

Midsummer Night Swing — The Legendary Joe Quijano y Su Conjunto Cachana at Damrosch Park

It’s sure to be a “Fun City Shingaling” when San Juan–born, Bronx-raised salsa pioneer and “El Rey de la Pachanga” Joe Quijano takes charge of the dance floor. Over his seven-decade career, Quijano has played with Latin music all-stars Orlando Marín, Eddie Palmieri, Paquito Guzmán, ...

The Royal Family of Broadway

Review: ‘The Royal Family of Broadway’ Strains to Please at ...

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, June 19, 2018 A new musical by William Finn is always worth seeking out, wherever it happens to be playing. Finn has a knack for crafting quirky shows about peculiar people, but in a very endearing way. From the cadre of lovable ...

Review: 'Othello' Proves Lies Conquer Love

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, June 19, 2018 After last summer’s uproariously trumped-up and absurdly controversial Julius Caesar and the magical elder fairyland of Midsummer Night’s Dream, the first production of the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park season seems relatively tame. But what ...

Thomas Bayrle, American Dream, 1970.

Art Break: Must-sees at the New Museum, Eldridge Street and ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, June 18, 2018 This week, Art Break shines the spotlight on the New Museum of Contemporary Art, located on the Bowery. Since its founding in 1977, the institution has given New Yorkers a front row seat to the international contemporary art scene, ...

Bill Frisell

Versatility Rules at the Eclectic Alt-Guitar Summit, Starring Bill Frisell ...

By David Rubien, Contributing Writer, June 15, 2018 When a large percentage of jazz guitarists under the age of 50 tell you that their primary influence was Jimi Hendrix, you know something interesting is going on. While the guitar has become as prevalent in jazz as almost any ...

Steve Tibbetts

Steve Tibbetts's 'Life Of' Is Both Endlessly Expansive and Deeply ...

By Denin Koch, Contributing Writer, June 14, 2018 Guitarist Steve Tibbetts’ long association with ECM has produced nine albums that span influences from Southeast Asian gamelan to Americana to jazz fusion. His 2018 release, Life of, is a quiet, meditative record that Tibbetts describes as a “sequel” to 2010’...

Anika Noni Rose

'Carmen Jones' Is Back — And She's Still Smokin' Hot

By Helaine Feldman, Contributing Writer, June 13, 2018 'Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?' She’s still the fictional character in a popular series of mystery video games that have been around since 1985. A question for 2018 might be: Where in the world is Carmen Jones? ...

SLK dancer

Life In Focus: Preparing for Performance in Ballet Class

By Juliana Crawford, Contributing Photographer, June 13, 2018   [caption id="attachment_55885" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] A stretch before class begins; photo: Juliana Crawford.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_55889" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] At the barre; photo: Juliana Crawford.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_55886" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] It's changement ...

Harlequinade at ABT

Review: A Nearly Forgotten 'Harlequinade' Leaps Again at American Ballet ...

By Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, June 12, 2018 The choreography of Marius Petipa is practically synonymous with classical ballet. His ballets Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and Don Quixote are part of the repertoire of major and minor ballet companies all over the world and are frequently ...

Ariel DeAndrea: Crane 45

Art Break: Ariel DeAndrea's Photorealism at Louis K. Meisel and ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, June 11, 2018 Art Break has been reflecting on the phrase ‘thinking outside the box’ and the ways it can be interpreted. For instance, you could think outside the box if you decided to measure time in images instead of numbers. ...

Russell Malone © Chris Drukker

Jazz Notes Intel: Guitarist Russell Malone Gets Saluted; Dafnis Prieto ...

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, June 8, 2018 Maestro guitarist Russell Malone thanks six-string elder Kenny Burrell for giving him invaluable advice thirty years ago to advance his career. “Kenny told me to always be consistent,” the 54-year-old Malone said in a phone conversation from his ...

Midsummer Night Swing — Joe McGinty & The Loser’s Lounge at Damrosch Park

Damrosch Park

http://www.lincolncenter.org/midsummer-night-swing/show/joe-mcginty-and-the-losers-lounge

60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

There are no guilty pleasures as keyboardist and bandleader Joe McGinty and his killer band, deemed a part of “essential New York” by Time Out, celebrate the solid gold hits of the 1970s Philadelphia disco scene. Break out the platforms, polyester, and lilac eye shadow and bring your own New ...

Midsummer Night Swing — Gerard Carelli and His Orchestra at Damrosch Park

Damrosch Park

http://www.lincolncenter.org/midsummer-night-swing/show/gerard-carelli-and-his-orchestra

60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Trombonist and bandleader Gerard Carelli, who honed his chops performing alongside Sinatra, Clooney, and Tormé, leads one of the city’s most popular ballroom bands at this chic starlit ball where you’ll have a chance to perfect your waltzes, foxtrots, and cha-chas.  — Lincoln Center Style: ...

Midsummer Night Swing — The Glenn Crytzer Orchestra at Damrosch Park

Damrosch Park

http://www.lincolncenter.org/midsummer-night-swing/show/the-glenn-crytzer-orchestra

60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Bandleader extraordinaire Glenn Crytzer and his sizzling 14-piece orchestra summon the spirits of Glenn Miller, Chick Webb, and Benny Goodman for an unforgettable moonlight serenade in the heart of Manhattan. Authentic big-band swing and fresh vintage-style originals are Crytzer’s signature ...

Kashyap Jani and Friends

Midsummer Night Swing — Garba in the Park at Damrosch Park

"Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

http://www.lincolncenter.org/midsummer-night-swing/show/garba-in-the-park

2 East 91st Street, New York, NY 10128"

Even if you are new to these energetic group dances from Gujarat in western India, you’ll quickly find your place on the dance floor during this spirited night of culture, community, and live music. Garba, with its repeating claps, twirls, and circular patterns, and raas, performed with sticks ...

Midsummer Night Swing — The Mambo Legends Orchestra at Damrosch Park

These former members of the Tito Puente Orchestra celebrate the USA’s birthday by reviving the golden age of Latin dance. Join your neighbors on Lincoln Center’s gorgeous open-air dance floor, set just nine blocks up from where the Palladium Ballroom broke down barriers and launched a mambo ...

Midsummer Night Swing — Tanghetto at Damrosch Park

Damrosch Park

http://www.lincolncenter.org/midsummer-night-swing/show/tanghetto

60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Club meets milonga when the popular Buenos Aires band Tanghetto takes over Damrosch Park for a night of new-wave tango. Bandoneon melodies and tango rhythms are folded into electronic beats and atmospheric lights, bringing a modern edge to the iconic Argentinian dance of seduction. It’s the ...

Midsummer Night Swing — Naomi & Her Handsome Devils at Damrosch Park

Damrosch Park

http://www.lincolncenter.org/midsummer-night-swing/show/naomi-and-her-handsome-devils

60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Bandleader, velvet-voiced singer, and international Lindy hop champion Naomi Uyama knows how to do it. A favorite on the competition circuit, Naomi and her band—some of the most talented musicians in the traditional jazz scene today—cast their spell over the open-air dance floor and keep the ...

Midsummer Night Swing — Heybale at Damrosch Park

Heybale’s long-running Sunday night residency at Austin’s famous Continental Club is the stuff of Texas legend and now the “country superstar quintet” (Austin Chronicle) brings its smoking brand of classic honky-tonk and roadhouse rockabilly to Damrosch Park. With members that have ...

Lincoln Center: Midsummer Night Swing — Orquesta El Macabeo at Damrosch Park

This indie big band has been shaking up the Puerto Rican dance music scene with its revolutionary brand of salsa. The 11 self-described rockeros bring the energy, humor, and sensibility of a new generation to a classic genre, while never losing sight of the ultimate mission: to get people ...

Midsummer Night Swing — Brianna Thomas Band at Damrosch Park

Damrosch Park

http://www.lincolncenter.org/midsummer-night-swing/show/brianna-thomas-band

60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

With “a strong voice and a big range” (New York Times), NYC singer and bandleader Brianna Thomas draws on Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, and other great blueswomen of the past for this soulful night. With her ace band, stellar voice, and open-hearted personality, she’s one of your best bets for ...

Midsummer Night Swing — Orquesta Akokán at Damrosch Park

Damrosch Park

http://www.lincolncenter.org/midsummer-night-swing/show/orquesta-akokan

60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Blending vintage sound, original tunes, infectious rhythms, and endless heart, Orquesta Akokán extends the golden era of Cuban mambo to now. Following their critically acclaimed debut album on Daptone Records, power vocalist José “Pepito” Gómez and an orchestra of Cuban music all-stars bring ...

Midsummer Night Swing — The James Hunter Six at Damrosch Park

Damrosch Park

http://www.lincolncenter.org/midsummer-night-swing/show/the-james-hunter-six

60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

U.K. soul man James Hunter leads us back to the early days of R&B when it was “part rock ’n’ roll, part jump blues, all…swagger” (NPR). With a voice that can sigh, growl, and rip; a knack for showmanship; and a band that knows how to dig a deep groove, Hunter provides the perfect ...

Midsummer Night Swing — Harlem Renaissance Orchestra at Damrosch Park

Swing is the thing at our season finale. The Harlem Renaissance Orchestra keeps the spirit of jazz legend Illinois Jacquet alive with classic big-band tunes and blazing uptown energy. Always one of the best parties of the season, the night reaches its glorious peak when New York’s best dancers ...

Caramoor: Jazz Festival in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center at Venetian Theater

Venetian Theater - Caramoor

https://www.caramoor.org/events/jazz-festival-2018/

149 Girdle Ridge Rd, Katonah, NY 10536

Now in its 4th year in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center, Caramoor’s annual Jazz Festival is back with exceptional talent and music for you to enjoy throughout the stunning gardens and historical venues within Caramoor. Join us for a full day of jazz, interactive activities for the kids, ...

DUOS with Sean Harkness at Birdland

Birdland

https://eventbritesites.com/tf/birdlandjazz/

315 West Forty-Fourth Street, New York, NY 10036

Continuing its premiere reputation as “The Jazz Corner of the World,” Birdland proudly presents a rare series hosted by celebrated guitarist Sean Harkness, performing with two other giants of jazz, plus blues, American Songbook and pop – on June 14th at 6:00 p.m. at Birdland Jazz Club, ...

DUOS with Sean Harkness at Birdland

Birdland

https://eventbritesites.com/tf/birdlandjazz/

315 West Forty-Fourth Street, New York, NY 10036

Continuing its premiere reputation as “The Jazz Corner of the World,” Birdland proudly presents a rare series hosted by celebrated guitarist Sean Harkness, performing with two other giants of jazz, plus blues, American Songbook and pop – on June 14th at 6:00 p.m. at Birdland Jazz Club, ...

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