Karl Schwarz
Dec
24
8:00 PM20:00

Karl Schwarz

The New Moon Blues Band is built around the sounds of traditional acoustic blues, and spiritual tunes. Formed in the spring of 2016, new Moon Blues has developed a full rich sound that stays true to the early acoustic blues sound with the jump of a full blues ensemble. Performing the music of artists such as the Reverend Gary Davis, Robert Johnson, Sam Chapmon, Mississippi John Hurt and the like. In effort to recreate the emotion and feeling of the time and place this music was most popular. America in the early 1900's.

Karl A. Schwarz is an acoustic blues and gospel guitarist and singer based in Nyc. His styles range from Mississippi Delta Blues, to Piedmont Blues, traditional spiritual and gospel music. Karl has been performing in New York City and through out the untied States as a soloist, as well as with Musa Foday Suso, Jerry Dugger's Acoustic Blues Caravan, Moonshine Blues Band and with his latest project, the New Moon Acoustic Blues Band. With a humble understanding of American history and folklore, Karl performs classic acoustic blues in effort to uplift people through the stories and sounds of early black American acoustic Blues.

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Felix Slim
Jan
14
8:00 PM20:00

Felix Slim

FELIX “SLIM” AMIEVA, BORN IN THE SPANISH ENCLAVE OF CEUTA IN 1973. ONE OF SPAIN’S LEADING BLUES MUSICIANS, FELIX SLIM SPECIALIZES IN BLUES, RAGTIME AND SWING FROM THE 1920’S TO 1940’S. INFLUENCED BY THE DELTA, PIEDMONT, TEXAS, JUMP AND CHICAGO SOUND, SLIM USES SLIDE GUITAR, FINGERPICKING AND STANDARD AND OPEN TUNINGS. HE'S PLAYED HIS DYNAMIC VERSIONS OF BLUES CLASSICS AND ORIGINAL SONGS WITH ECHOES OF FLAMENCO, REBETIKO AND JAZZ MANOUCHE ON 5 ALBUMS AND HAS TOURED IN 8 COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE. 

EXPERTLY PLAYING AND SWAPPING BETWEEN THE HARMONICA AND KAZOO, SLIM’S UNIQUE SINGING VOICE COMPLEMENTS THESE INSTRUMENTS, CREATING A FRESH AND DISTINCTIVE YET TRUE VINTAGE SOUND. HE HAS COLLABORATED WITH ARTISTS AS DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS AND MINGO BALAGUER, RAIMUNDO AMADOR, BOB MARGOLIN, ANTONIO SERRANO, BOBBY RADCLIFF, TONY COLEMAN, JOHN TORO RICHARDSON, MICHAEL HERMAN AND MORE. 

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Coyote & Crow
Jan
21
8:00 PM20:00

Coyote & Crow

Originally hailing from the North Country of New York, husband and wife duo Coyote & Crow have been described as the "White Stripes of Bluegrass." With velvet-meets-sandpaper vocals, high energy foot-stomping rhythms, and unconventional banjo picking, they play a blend of Rock'N'Roll, Folk-Americana and Old Time Mountain music on homemade and modified instruments. Their distinct roots sound, which they have coined "Old-Time Rock'N'Soul," is sure to make your heart smile and your feet move. 

Currently living in Brooklyn, they have quickly become some of NYC's most well-known buskers; considered the embodiment of Greenwich Village and the personification of NYC's creative soul. They have gained worldwide recognition from their viral Youtube video and their one-of-a-kind upright banjo bass. 

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Erica Mancini
Jan
28
8:00 PM20:00

Erica Mancini

Mancini fell in love with the accordion while traveling abroad in Italy, where she found herself chasing the sound of a roving accordionist through the winding streets of a Tuscan city. Drawing on inspiration from music ranging from Argentine tango and Russian folk songs, to American western swing and Tin Pan Alley hits, Erica belts out songs both old and new with a salty and sultry kick. Though the repertoire launches from roots and American traditional jazz music, Mancini's music powers in many directions, almost as if reflecting New York City's diversity and rich multiculturalism. Her unique style and voice transports the listener to another time and place, and can be described as ethereal and whimsical. She has performed internationally, with shows in Europe and South America, and has played at The Whitney Museum of Art, Sleep No More, Le Poisson Rouge, Joe's Pub, The Slipper Room, Lincoln Center, and on national television. 

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Spooky and the Bear / Special Guest: New Casino
Dec
17
8:00 PM20:00

Spooky and the Bear / Special Guest: New Casino

Spooky and the Bear is a NYC/Brooklyn based duo band composed of Marco Dianese and Nina Varner. Marco, aka MD-Bear, is a Venetian born beat-master, DJ and composer. Nina, aka Spooky Electric, is a Texas native artist, keyboardist and vocalist. Each have made music independently, collaborated with various other musicians, bands and artists, but as a duo flex their strength with their dark-synth, ambient, and electro-dance with a twist of pop tunes. For more information on Spooky and the Bear
visit: www.spookyandthebear.com

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New Casino is a band brought to you through Carlo Pisanu - bass/vocals, Dan Sutti -guitar/vocals and Morgan Kaplan. Born to do what they do and with destiny bringing them together they find each other and explore the possibility of new sound. Meeting at a bar deep in Chinatown the beginning consisted of Morgan writing songs in an attic he was crashing in, Carlo sleeping in his friends basement and Dan living above the bar they all worked in. New casino draws from the Beatles, Suicide and David Bowie.

 

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Erica Mancini
Dec
10
8:00 PM20:00

Erica Mancini

Mancini fell in love with the accordion while traveling abroad in Italy, where she found herself chasing the sound of a roving accordionist through the winding streets of a Tuscan city. Drawing on inspiration from music ranging from Argentine tango and Russian folk songs, to American western swing and Tin Pan Alley hits, Erica belts out songs both old and new with a salty and sultry kick. Though the repertoire launches from roots and American traditional jazz music, Mancini's music powers in many directions, almost as if reflecting New York City's diversity and rich multiculturalism. Her unique style and voice transports the listener to another time and place, and can be described as ethereal and whimsical. She has performed internationally, with shows in Europe and South America, and has played at The Whitney Museum of Art, Sleep No More, Le Poisson Rouge, Joe's Pub, The Slipper Room, Lincoln Center, and on national television. 

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The Epistrophy Orchestra
Dec
3
8:00 PM20:00

The Epistrophy Orchestra

The Epistrophy 5 likes to hang out inside the pop hits of the twenties and thirties, mostly. Tin Pan Alley tunes, launched in long-forgotten Broadway revues, that escaped and survived as sheet music on mail-order pianos & as touchstones & star turns for successive new waves and which after decades of being thumped and plucked and handled and mouthed are some oily chestnuts indeed. We also love the New Orleans Rep of that time as delivered by Louis Armstrong's bands chiefly as well as some Uptown Yanks anxious to capture and capitalize on that dreamy Southern feel. Luca Fadda on cornet, Jason Candler on soprano sax, Wade Ripka on banjo, Nick Cudahy on bass, Quince Marcum on drums & vocals, Ben Holzman on washboard. 

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Karl Schwarz
Nov
26
8:00 PM20:00

Karl Schwarz

The New Moon Blues Band is built around the sounds of traditional acoustic blues, and spiritual tunes. Formed in the spring of 2016, new Moon Blues has developed a full rich sound that stays true to the early acoustic blues sound with the jump of a full blues ensemble. Performing the music of artists such as the Reverend Gary Davis, Robert Johnson, Sam Chapmon, Mississippi John Hurt and the like. In effort to recreate the emotion and feeling of the time and place this music was most popular. America in the early 1900's. 

Karl A. Schwarz is an acoustic blues and gospel guitarist and singer based in Nyc. His styles range from Mississippi Delta Blues, to Piedmont Blues, traditional spiritual and gospel music. Karl has been performing in New York City and through out the untied States as a soloist, as well as with Musa Foday Suso, Jerry Dugger's Acoustic Blues Caravan, Moonshine Blues Band and with his latest project, the New Moon Acoustic Blues Band. With a humble understanding of American history and folklore, Karl performs classic acoustic blues in effort to uplift people through the stories and sounds of early black American acoustic Blues. 

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Erica Mancini
Nov
19
8:00 PM20:00

Erica Mancini

Mancini fell in love with the accordion while traveling abroad in Italy, where she found herself chasing the sound of a roving accordionist through the winding streets of a Tuscan city. Drawing on inspiration from music ranging from Argentine tango and Russian folk songs, to American western swing and Tin Pan Alley hits, Erica belts out songs both old and new with a salty and sultry kick. Though the repertoire launches from roots and American traditional jazz music, Mancini's music powers in many directions, almost as if reflecting New York City's diversity and rich multiculturalism. Her unique style and voice transports the listener to another time and place, and can be described as ethereal and whimsical. She has performed internationally, with shows in Europe and South America, and has played at The Whitney Museum of Art, Sleep No More, Le Poisson Rouge, Joe's Pub, The Slipper Room, Lincoln Center, and on national television. 

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Felix Slim
Nov
12
8:00 PM20:00

Felix Slim

Felix “Slim” Amieva, born in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in 1973. One of Spain’s leading blues musicians, Felix Slim specializes in blues, ragtime and swing from the 1920’s to 1940’s. Influenced by the Delta, Piedmont, Texas, Jump and Chicago sound, Slim uses slide guitar, fingerpicking and standard and open tunings. He's played his dynamic versions of blues classics and original songs with echoes of flamenco, rebetiko and jazz manouche on 5 albums and has toured in 8 countries worldwide. 

Expertly playing and swapping between the harmonica and kazoo, Slim’s unique singing voice complements these instruments, creating a fresh and distinctive yet true vintage sound. He has collaborated with artists as diverse backgrounds and Mingo Balaguer, Raimundo Amador, Bob Margolin, Antonio Serrano, Bobby Radcliff, Tony Coleman, John Toro Richardson, Michael Herman and more. 

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The Epistrophy 5
Nov
5
7:30 PM19:30

The Epistrophy 5

The Epistrophy 5 likes to hang out inside the pop hits of the twenties and thirties, mostly. Tin Pan Alley tunes, launched in long-forgotten Broadway revues, that escaped and survived as sheet music on mail-order pianos & as touchstones & star turns for successive new waves and which after decades of being thumped and plucked and handled and mouthed are some oily chestnuts indeed. We also love the New Orleans Rep of that time as delivered by Louis Armstrong's bands chiefly as well as some Uptown Yanks anxious to capture and capitalize on that dreamy Southern feel. Luca Fadda on cornet, Jason Candler on soprano sax, Wade Ripka on banjo, Nick Cudahy on bass, Quince Marcum on drums & vocals, Ben Holzman on washboard. 

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Karl Schwarz
Oct
29
7:30 PM19:30

Karl Schwarz

The New Moon Blues Band is built around the sounds of traditional acoustic blues, and spiritual tunes. Formed in the spring of 2016, new Moon Blues has developed a full rich sound that stays true to the early acoustic blues sound with the jump of a full blues ensemble. Performing the music of artists such as the Reverend Gary Davis, Robert Johnson, Sam Chapmon, Mississippi John Hurt and the like. In effort to recreate the emotion and feeling of the time and place this music was most popular. America in the early 1900's.  
 
Karl A. Schwarz is an acoustic blues and gospel guitarist and singer based in Nyc. His styles range from Mississippi Delta Blues, to Piedmont Blues, traditional spiritual and gospel music. Karl has been performing in New York City and through out the untied States as a soloist, as well as with Musa Foday Suso, Jerry Dugger's Acoustic Blues Caravan, Moonshine Blues Band and with his latest project, the New Moon Acoustic Blues Band. With a humble understanding of American history and folklore, Karl performs classic acoustic blues in effort to uplift people through the stories and sounds of early black American acoustic Blues. 

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King Isto
Oct
22
7:30 PM19:30

King Isto

King Isto's Tropical String Band is a Brooklyn-based tropical string band. They play traditional Hawaiian music, Hawaiian Jazz, and other music with a tropical theme. Their main influences include King Bennie Nawahi, Sol Hoopii, The Moe Family, and other Hawaiian musicians from the 1920s and 1930s.

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Felix Slim
Oct
15
7:30 PM19:30

Felix Slim

Felix “Slim” Amieva, born in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in 1973. One of Spain’s leading blues musicians, Felix Slim specializes in blues, ragtime and swing from the 1920’s to 1940’s. Influenced by the Delta, Piedmont, Texas, Jump and Chicago sound, Slim uses slide guitar, fingerpicking and standard and open tunings. He's played his dynamic versions of blues classics and original songs with echoes of flamenco, rebetiko and jazz manouche on 5 albums and has toured in 8 countries worldwide. 

Expertly playing and swapping between the harmonica and kazoo, Slim’s unique singing voice complements these instruments, creating a fresh and distinctive yet true vintage sound. He has collaborated with artists as diverse backgrounds and Mingo Balaguer, Raimundo Amador, Bob Margolin, Antonio Serrano, Bobby Radcliff, Tony Coleman, John Toro Richardson, Michael Herman and more. 

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Karl Schwarz
Oct
8
7:30 PM19:30

Karl Schwarz

The New Moon Blues Band is built around the sounds of traditional acoustic blues, and spiritual tunes. Formed in the spring of 2016, new Moon Blues has developed a full rich sound that stays true to the early acoustic blues sound with the jump of a full blues ensemble. Performing the music of artists such as the Reverend Gary Davis, Robert Johnson, Sam Chapmon, Mississippi John Hurt and the like. In effort to recreate the emotion and feeling of the time and place this music was most popular. America in the early 1900's.  
 
Karl A. Schwarz is an acoustic blues and gospel guitarist and singer based in Nyc. His styles range from Mississippi Delta Blues, to Piedmont Blues, traditional spiritual and gospel music. Karl has been performing in New York City and through out the untied States as a soloist, as well as with Musa Foday Suso, Jerry Dugger's Acoustic Blues Caravan, Moonshine Blues Band and with his latest project, the New Moon Acoustic Blues Band. With a humble understanding of American history and folklore, Karl performs classic acoustic blues in effort to uplift people through the stories and sounds of early black American acoustic Blues. 

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King Isto
Oct
1
7:30 PM19:30

King Isto

King Isto's Tropical String Band is a Brooklyn-based tropical string band. They play traditional Hawaiian music, Hawaiian Jazz, and other music with a tropical theme. Their main influences include King Bennie Nawahi, Sol Hoopii, The Moe Family, and other Hawaiian musicians from the 1920s and 1930s.

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Felix Slim
Sep
24
7:30 PM19:30

Felix Slim

Felix “Slim” Amieva, born in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in 1973. One of Spain’s leading blues musicians, Felix Slim specializes in blues, ragtime and swing from the 1920’s to 1940’s. Influenced by the Delta, Piedmont, Texas, Jump and Chicago sound, Slim uses slide guitar, fingerpicking and standard and open tunings. He's played his dynamic versions of blues classics and original songs with echoes of flamenco, rebetiko and jazz manouche on 5 albums and has toured in 8 countries worldwide. 

Expertly playing and swapping between the harmonica and kazoo, Slim’s unique singing voice complements these instruments, creating a fresh and distinctive yet true vintage sound. He has collaborated with artists as diverse backgrounds and Mingo Balaguer, Raimundo Amador, Bob Margolin, Antonio Serrano, Bobby Radcliff, Tony Coleman, John Toro Richardson, Michael Herman and more. 

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The Epistrophy 5
Sep
17
7:30 PM19:30

The Epistrophy 5

The Epistrophy 5 likes to hang out inside the pop hits of the twenties and thirties, mostly. Tin Pan Alley tunes, launched in long-forgotten Broadway revues, that escaped and survived as sheet music on mail-order pianos & as touchstones & star turns for successive new waves and which after decades of being thumped and plucked and handled and mouthed are some oily chestnuts indeed. We also love the New Orleans Rep of that time as delivered by Louis Armstrong's bands chiefly as well as some Uptown Yanks anxious to capture and capitalize on that dreamy Southern feel. Luca Fadda on cornet, Jason Candler on soprano sax, Wade Ripka on banjo, Nick Cudahy on bass, Quince Marcum on drums & vocals, Ben Holzman on washboard. 

Hm, that's six ... 

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Felix Slim
Jul
30
12:30 PM12:30

Felix Slim

Felix “Slim” Amieva, born in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in 1973. One of Spain’s leading blues musicians, Felix Slim specializes in blues, ragtime and swing from the 1920’s to 1940’s. Influenced by the Delta, Piedmont, Texas, Jump and Chicago sound, Slim uses slide guitar, fingerpicking and standard and open tunings. He's played his dynamic versions of blues classics and original songs with echoes of flamenco, rebetiko and jazz manouche on 5 albums and has toured in 8 countries worldwide.

Expertly playing and swapping between the harmonica and kazoo, Slim’s unique singing voice complements these instruments, creating a fresh and distinctive yet true vintage sound. He has collaborated with artists as diverse backgrounds and Mingo Balaguer, Raimundo Amador, Bob Margolin, Antonio Serrano, Bobby Radcliff, Tony Coleman, John Toro Richardson, Michael Herman and more.

www.felixslim.com

 

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Karl Schwartz
Jul
16
12:30 PM12:30

Karl Schwartz

The New Moon Blues Band is built around the sounds of traditional acoustic blues, and spiritual tunes. Formed in the spring of 2016, new Moon Blues has developed a full rich sound that stays true to the early acoustic blues sound with the jump of a full blues ensemble. Performing the music of artists such as the Reverend Gary Davis, Robert Johnson, Sam Chapmon, Mississippi John Hurt and the like. In effort to recreate the emotion and feeling of the time and place this music was most popular. America in the early 1900's. 

Karl A. Schwarz is an acoustic blues and gospel guitarist and singer based in Nyc. His styles range from Mississippi Delta Blues, to Piedmont Blues, traditional spiritual and gospel music. Karl has been performing in New York City and through out the untied States as a soloist, as well as with Musa Foday Suso, Jerry Dugger's Acoustic Blues Caravan, Moonshine Blues Band and with his latest project, the New Moon Acoustic Blues Band. With a humble understanding of American history and folklore, Karl performs classic acoustic blues in effort to uplift people through the stories and sounds of early black American acoustic Blues. 

 

 

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Quasi Dub Development
Jul
9
8:30 PM20:30

Quasi Dub Development

One day Luca and Frank went for a walk along a wintery beach in Sardinia when out of the blue they discovered a shared love of Dub. From that point the idea of the "Quasi Dub" was born. The idea to add some tiny twists and turns to the wonderful world of dub, jazz and reggae. So Luca snatched his trumpet and with the help of his super-natural pedals he boldly created a monster half tuba, half bassline and Frank was digging out his dreaded little noise-makers to disarrange the listeners brain with the help of wire-brushes, trouser-clips and rusty rulers. Back home they found Jason Candler as their congenial counterpart and soon recruited a lot more more crazy sisters and brothers in mind (*) from all over the world to create an unstoppable force called: "The Quasi Dub Development"! 
The QDD's first album "Limousine To The Guillotine" was born on Rump Recordings (2011). 
Their sound has convinced no less than pioneers of the genre Lee "Scratch" Perry and Lady Ann, to collaborate with the QDD on their 2nd album "Little Twister vs Stiff Neck"(Pingipung Records, 2014)

The QDD is a cocktail of braveness: invoking the spirits of dub while living across its borders in a whole other world: off the tracks but always close to the heart, very personal… very direct.

The live idea of the QDD is to perform modular, meaning there can be various line-ups serving the QUASI DUB: a trio, a quartet, a multi-tet ... you never know, multiple versions working on the same musical material and the same ideological imprint: working on that everlasting experiment called dub!
The QDD is fighting in the spirit of "Little Twister", fighting for tolerance, flexibility and creativity.

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Felix Slim
Jul
2
8:00 PM20:00

Felix Slim

Felix “Slim” Amieva, born in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in 1973. One of Spain’s leading blues musicians, Felix Slim specializes in blues, ragtime and swing from the 1920’s to 1940’s. Influenced by the Delta, Piedmont, Texas, Jump and Chicago sound, Slim uses slide guitar, fingerpicking and standard and open tunings. He's played his dynamic versions of blues classics and original songs with echoes of flamenco, rebetiko and jazz manouche on 5 albums and has toured in 8 countries worldwide.

Expertly playing and swapping between the harmonica and kazoo, Slim’s unique singing voice complements these instruments, creating a fresh and distinctive yet true vintage sound. He has collaborated with artists as diverse backgrounds and Mingo Balaguer, Raimundo Amador, Bob Margolin, Antonio Serrano, Bobby Radcliff, Tony Coleman, John Toro Richardson, Michael Herman and more.

www.felixslim.com

 

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Italian Surf Academy
Jul
2
8:00 PM20:00

Italian Surf Academy

Take one Italian guitarist active in the Downtown Improvisation and New Music scene – combine with youthful influences of movie music and Spaghetti Westerns – mix well with a love of ‘60s Surf Sound (think The Ventures, Beach Boys, etc.) bathed in reverb – anchor with a solid rhythm section of bass and drums… and you get the Italian Surf Academy! The baddest bad Morricone you’ve ever heard!

Cappelli explains the genesis of the project: “Back then in the ‘50s - ‘70s, the U.S. was more than a geographic place, it was a concept which we dreamed of belonging to: the prairies, a cowboy on his horse riding into the sunset encompassed by that warm guitar sound with a lot of reverb. This image was made up by the American movie industry and copied in many movies with a “made in Italy” label, shouted in Italy or abroad by Italian directors. That’s why we decided to work on our “Italian Surf Sound” version. We also pay homage to an “original” by reinterpreting Secret Agent Man, the only American cover in the CD.”

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New Casino Casino
Jun
25
8:00 PM20:00

New Casino Casino

New Casino is a new wave band from Brooklyn, formed by guitarist/vocalist Morgan Kaplan. In 2013 Kaplan recorded a demo in his living room and set off to look for the remainder of his band who he would soon find to be friends from work, a bar in China town.

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Felix Slim
Jun
18
8:00 PM20:00

Felix Slim

Felix “Slim” Amieva, born in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in 1973. One of Spain’s leading blues musicians, Felix Slim specializes in blues, ragtime and swing from the 1920’s to 1940’s. Influenced by the Delta, Piedmont, Texas, Jump and Chicago sound, Slim uses slide guitar, fingerpicking and standard and open tunings. He's played his dynamic versions of blues classics and original songs with echoes of flamenco, rebetiko and jazz manouche on 5 albums and has toured in 8 countries worldwide.

Expertly playing and swapping between the harmonica and kazoo, Slim’s unique singing voice complements these instruments, creating a fresh and distinctive yet true vintage sound. He has collaborated with artists as diverse backgrounds and Mingo Balaguer, Raimundo Amador, Bob Margolin, Antonio Serrano, Bobby Radcliff, Tony Coleman, John Toro Richardson, Michael Herman and more.

www.felixslim.com

 

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Italian Surf Academy
Jun
11
8:00 PM20:00

Italian Surf Academy

Take one Italian guitarist active in the Downtown Improvisation and New Music scene – combine with youthful influences of movie music and Spaghetti Westerns – mix well with a love of ‘60s Surf Sound (think The Ventures, Beach Boys, etc.) bathed in reverb – anchor with a solid rhythm section of bass and drums… and you get the Italian Surf Academy! The baddest bad Morricone you’ve ever heard!

Cappelli explains the genesis of the project: “Back then in the ‘50s - ‘70s, the U.S. was more than a geographic place, it was a concept which we dreamed of belonging to: the prairies, a cowboy on his horse riding into the sunset encompassed by that warm guitar sound with a lot of reverb. This image was made up by the American movie industry and copied in many movies with a “made in Italy” label, shouted in Italy or abroad by Italian directors. That’s why we decided to work on our “Italian Surf Sound” version. We also pay homage to an “original” by reinterpreting Secret Agent Man, the only American cover in the CD.”

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Karl Schwartz
Jun
4
12:30 PM12:30

Karl Schwartz

The New Moon Blues Band is built around the sounds of traditional acoustic blues, and spiritual tunes. Formed in the spring of 2016, new Moon Blues has developed a full rich sound that stays true to the early acoustic blues sound with the jump of a full blues ensemble. Performing the music of artists such as the Reverend Gary Davis, Robert Johnson, Sam Chapmon, Mississippi John Hurt and the like. In effort to recreate the emotion and feeling of the time and place this music was most popular. America in the early 1900's. 

Karl A. Schwarz is an acoustic blues and gospel guitarist and singer based in Nyc. His styles range from Mississippi Delta Blues, to Piedmont Blues, traditional spiritual and gospel music. Karl has been performing in New York City and through out the untied States as a soloist, as well as with Musa Foday Suso, Jerry Dugger's Acoustic Blues Caravan, Moonshine Blues Band and with his latest project, the New Moon Acoustic Blues Band. With a humble understanding of American history and folklore, Karl performs classic acoustic blues in effort to uplift people through the stories and sounds of early black American acoustic Blues. 

 

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Italian Surf Academy
May
28
8:00 PM20:00

Italian Surf Academy

Take one Italian guitarist active in the Downtown Improvisation and New Music scene – combine with youthful influences of movie music and Spaghetti Westerns – mix well with a love of ‘60s Surf Sound (think The Ventures, Beach Boys, etc.) bathed in reverb – anchor with a solid rhythm section of bass and drums… and you get the Italian Surf Academy! The baddest bad Morricone you’ve ever heard!

Cappelli explains the genesis of the project: “Back then in the ‘50s - ‘70s, the U.S. was more than a geographic place, it was a concept which we dreamed of belonging to: the prairies, a cowboy on his horse riding into the sunset encompassed by that warm guitar sound with a lot of reverb. This image was made up by the American movie industry and copied in many movies with a “made in Italy” label, shouted in Italy or abroad by Italian directors. That’s why we decided to work on our “Italian Surf Sound” version. We also pay homage to an “original” by reinterpreting Secret Agent Man, the only American cover in the CD.”

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Karl Schartz a the New Moon Blues Band
May
21
8:00 PM20:00

Karl Schartz a the New Moon Blues Band

The New Moon Blues Band is built around the sounds of traditional acoustic blues, and spiritual tunes. Formed in the spring of 2016, new Moon Blues has developed a full rich sound that stays true to the early acoustic blues sound with the jump of a full blues ensemble. Performing the music of artists such as the Reverend Gary Davis, Robert Johnson, Sam Chapmon, Mississippi John Hurt and the like. In effort to recreate the emotion and feeling of the time and place this music was most popular. America in the early 1900's. 

Karl A. Schwarz is an acoustic blues and gospel guitarist and singer based in Nyc. His styles range from Mississippi Delta Blues, to Piedmont Blues, traditional spiritual and gospel music. Karl has been performing in New York City and through out the untied States as a soloist, as well as with Musa Foday Suso, Jerry Dugger's Acoustic Blues Caravan, Moonshine Blues Band and with his latest project, the New Moon Acoustic Blues Band. With a humble understanding of American history and folklore, Karl performs classic acoustic blues in effort to uplift people through the stories and sounds of early black American acoustic Blues. 

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Erica Mancini
May
14
1:30 PM13:30

Erica Mancini

Erica Mancini and the Bee’s Knees is a showcase of NYC’s most spectacular musical talent, featuring a unique cast of performers. Bandleader, singer, and accordionist Erica Mancini is accompanied by the rousing combination of banjolin, rubber clarinet, slide trumpet, cutlery percussion, and extra-large tuba. They’ve got all the flapper chart-toppers covered, and will even throw in some depression-era hits for when your feet are too tired from dancing the Charleston! The Bee’s Knees is easy on the ears and eyes, and will surely give you a sweet sting of delight.

 

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Felix Slim
May
7
8:00 PM20:00

Felix Slim

Felix “Slim” Amieva, born in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in 1973. One of Spain’s leading blues musicians, Felix Slim specializes in blues, ragtime and swing from the 1920’s to 1940’s. Influenced by the Delta, Piedmont, Texas, Jump and Chicago sound, Slim uses slide guitar, fingerpicking and standard and open tunings. He's played his dynamic versions of blues classics and original songs with echoes of flamenco, rebetiko and jazz manouche on 5 albums and has toured in 8 countries worldwide.

Expertly playing and swapping between the harmonica and kazoo, Slim’s unique singing voice complements these instruments, creating a fresh and distinctive yet true vintage sound. He has collaborated with artists as diverse backgrounds and Mingo Balaguer, Raimundo Amador, Bob Margolin, Antonio Serrano, Bobby Radcliff, Tony Coleman, John Toro Richardson, Michael Herman and more.

www.felixslim.com

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