Music

On Friday and Saturday, March 22nd and 23rd, the second installment of Synth Nights, a new intergenerational electronic music series previews. Each night will feature legendary composer David Behrman performing on a double bill with a different emerging composer duo.


The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra (JSYO), which includes about 25 musicians between the ages of 11 and 18, plays jazz classics while listeners enjoy Blue Smoke's brunch menu every Sunday


You've seen them in Vegas at the famous "New York, New York" or throughout the country while on vacation. The craze has finally returned to the Big Apple on Friday nights, once again making Dueling Pianos New York City's most talked about party spot.


The annual Winter Jazz Fest (January 11th – January 12th) has become arguably the genre's top local draw. Spread across six West Village venues and featuring 70+ groups performing all night, the event is both a bustling forum of discovery and a guaranteed blast. 


The elephant in the room of musical ensembles, this combination of downtown legends convened by saxophonist and cultural catalyst John Zorn makes its premiere, on Friday, September 14th, in front of The Joshua Light Show for an evening of historic proportions.


To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Claude Debussy’s birth and in honor of his indelible influence on the evolution and future of music, we will play 150 minutes of Debussy’s music beginning on August 20th.


The Losers Lounge, an ongoing series that takes pop culture cheese and spins it into solid gold entertainment, returns to Joe’s Pub on Thursday, June 21st at 7pm. The groups mission: to canonize the music of Sonny & Cher into the “New American Songbook.”


As an artist who needs no introduction, Brian McKnight has earned himself a spot in contemporary music history. He has released 14 albums to date, with seven of them certified Platinum, and has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. In an industry known for a constantly revolving door of artists, he has easily established himself with an enviable record of chart consistency, toured successfully for over a decade, and collaborated with performers across every genre, including Quincy Jones, Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, Diddy, Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, Rascal Flatts, Nelly, Vanessa Williams, Willie Nelson, and Kenny G.


Ring in the Year of the Dragon with songs! Dave Liang of the Shanghai Restoration Project presents an afternoon of Chinese children’s songs with a modern twist in celebration of the Year of the Dragon and the release of his new CD, Little Dragon Tales: Chinese Children's Songs, featuring the Yip’s Canada Children’s Choir. Click here for a sneak peek.


Join us on February 1st for the first New York performance by emerging young talent, Borys Ostapienko. In 2013, this 19-year-old engineering student from Toronto traveled to Ukraine where he won first place in the most prestigious bandura competition. His playing combines impressive technical mastery of the instrument with nuanced musicianship and creative, idiomatic arrangements. The concert is organized as part of the Bandura Downtown series curated by Julian Kytasty, who will introduce the gifted young musician.


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