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The Electrifying Vince Robinson is LIVE at The National Bar & Dining Rooms on Sunday September 13th. Be there!

September 12, 2015
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Vince RobinsonFriedrich Nietzsche once said , “Without music, life would be a mistake”. Truer words were never spoken, and this Sunday we celebrate all things musical with an amazing new voice, just hitting the scene.

Fabulous NYC based jazz vocalist Vince Robinson will be appearing LIVE at The National Bar & Dining Rooms this Sunday, September 13th from 6pm to 10pm. Vince is an extraordinary singer, vocal trainer, and psalmist who performs in and around the city as a featured vocalist with The Nuflow Jazz Collective and The Rakiem Walker Project. Vince’s performance is part of the Sunday Sessions series presented each and every Sunday at this midtown dining destination inside the Benjamin Hotel.

The National is located at 557 Lexington Avenue at 50th Street and there is no cover for this performance. Just come in and partake of the delicious dishes created by Iron Chef and restaurateur extraordinaire Geoffrey Zakarian. The cocktail selection is equally spectacular and the music will be the best you’ve heard in ages! Vince will be accompanied by keyboard maestro Joel Desroches. Come on through. You’re gonna love this!

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The Fabulous Somi is LIVE TONIGHT at Joe’s Pub/Tomorrow at The Side Door!

September 4, 2015

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In late 2011, acclaimed East African vocalist & songwriter Somi decided to move from New York City to Lagos, Nigeria for 18 months in search of new inspiration. The result: a new album she calls The Lagos Music Salon released in August 2014 as her major label debut on Sony Music/Okeh – landing at #1 on US Jazz charts.  The album, which features special guests Angelique Kidjo, Common and Ambrose Akinmusire, draws it material from the tropical city’s boastful cosmopolitanism, urgent inspiration, and giant spirit – straddling the worlds of African jazz, soul, and pop with a newfound ease and a voice that Vogue Magazine simply calls “Superb!”

Born in Illinois to immigrants from Rwanda and Uganda, the African and Jazz legacies are always crucial to her sound. Often referred to as a modern-day Miriam Makeba, JazzTimes magazine describes her live performance as “the earthy gutsiness of Nina Simone blended with the vocal beauty of Dianne Reeves,” while Billboard exclaims that she’s “all elegance and awe…utterly captivating.”

As her career has taken off, Somi’s talents have been called upon for collaborations and live performances alongside a diverse cast of artists including John Legend, Billy Childs, Paul Simon, Danilo Perez, Idan Raichel, Jennifer Hudson and many more. In 2011, Somi released her first live album of performances at the venerable Jazz Standard in New York City. The result of which JazzTimes hailed as “stunning…natural fervor and naked magnificence.”

You can catch her tonight at Joe’s Pub for two blazing sets at 7:30pm & 9:30pm.
Tomorrow night Somi will be at The Side Door in Old Lyme CT.

I know you’re gonna love this!

Ellington at Night: Nancy Harms LIVE at The Metropolitan Room

September 2, 2015
hamsThe singer, Nancy Harms, possesses a voice and style that “has the power to light cigarettes and then make them smolder all night long” (Dave Sumner, eMUSIC). …..“She engages the listener by seeming to put her whole soul completely forward and yet, somehow, hold something back at the same time….She’s the kind of a singer who, after hearing her just once, you’ll never want to let her go” (Will Friedwald, Wall Street Journal). In this new show, Nancy lends her luxuriant touch to the interpretation of a number of Ellington anthems and rarities, specially selected by Nancy and arranged for this concert by brilliant pianist-composer (and frequent Harms collaborator) Jeremy Siskind, who accompanies Nancy with his trio including, Willard Dyson on Drums, and Danton Boller on Bass. “I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good”, “Prelude To A Kiss”, “Rocks In My Bed”, and “Strange Feeling” are just a few of the songs presented by Nancy and company on this very special night.
This show made us laugh, it made us cry and it made us love Nancy Harms even more. It is not to be missed. Get your tickets today!

The Harlem Creates Music Festival is HAPPENING this Weekend!

August 27, 2015

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Create X is proud to present the second annual Harlem Creates Music Festival, this August 28-30th.

HCMF 2015 will feature 14 different artists and ensembles, twice as many as last year, spread over three different venues throughout Harlem. This year we will feature a wider variety of genres so that the community of Harlem and NYC at large can experience music they may have never before heard live!

Here are the venues!

Check out the crazy line-up!

Ethan Iverson and Tom Harrell are LIVE tonight at Mezzrow!

August 26, 2015

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MEZZROW is a listening room and lounge in the heart of the historic district of Greenwich Village. Mezzrow is a jazz piano room. Mezzrow, recently endorsed by the Steinway Piano Company, has a gorgeous new model “A” (6’3″) on which we feature the very best jazz pianists in New York City. Our lounge is a place for adults to enjoy the relaxed social atmosphere of a jazz club. Our Music room is a place for music lovers to have an intimate experience with the artists who are performing. Mezzrow is owned and operated by the folks from Smalls Jazz Club (next door at 183 west 10th street) – a musical environment run by musicians for musicians.

Pianist Ethan Iverson known for his adventorous musical thinking and combinations has invited the jazz legend Tom Harrell to join him for an evening of duets.  This is a rare event and should not be missed.

Sets at 8:00 PM and 9:30 PM.

See YOU at Mezzrow!

Emily Braden, Richard Padron, and Shirazette Tinnin are LIVE at Bar Next Door TONIGHT!!

August 17, 2015

emAs you well know, JazzNPop LOVES a great night of cool jazz. Tonight please join us in the West Village as we take in the best of the best. That’s right, the lovely and talented Emily Braden, the super soulful Richard Padron and the best beat in town Shirazette Tinnin will be bringing it like it’s never been broughten! (Yes, I said “broughten”and it stays!)

Come on out to La Lanterna at West 3rd and MacDougal, head downstairs to Bar Next Door, order up a pizza and a couple of cocktails and let’s the music wash over you.

See you there!

Jamaica Funk! That’s what it is…. Saturday August 15th! TOM BROWNE IS LIVE AT THE ROOSTER!

August 11, 2015

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That’s right! The most fabulous trumpet player/composer/aviator <–oh yes! aviator, Mr. Tom Browne himself, will be LIVE for two amazing sets at Ginny’s Supper Club under The Red Rooster in the village of Harlem in New York City THIS SATURDAY NIGHT!!!

We’ve got an amazing line-up to accompany Mr. Browne!
Check THIS out!

On Bass-Nate Jones
On Drums-Joe Blaxx Grissett
On Vox-Gloria Ryann<–she can sang y’all…
On Alto Sax-Rakiem Walker
On Trombone-Stafford Hunter
On Piano-Chad Franklin

And of course Tom Browne himself on Trumpet.
Go to GinnysSupperClub.com for tickets TODAY! We will see you at the show!

FUNK! FUNK! Fuuuuuunnkkk! Fuuuuuunnkkk!