Yaz Band

A native of Osaka Japan, Yasuyuki “YAZ” Takagi has lived in Brooklyn since 1992. Yaz Band, formed in 2002, is a four piece group which plays classic R&B songs written by artists such as Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire and Marvin Gaye as well as original instrumental tunes influenced by Grover Washington, Jr., Maceo… View Article

Alicia Svigals – Klezmer Fiddle Express

Violinist/vocalist/composer Alicia Svigals is the world’s leading klezmer fiddler and a founder of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics.  She has worked with violinist Itzhak Perlman, the Kronos Quartet, playwrights Tony Kushner and Eve Ensler, poet Allen Ginsburg, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, singer-songerwriters Diane Birch, Debbie Friedman, Chava Albershteyn, Gary Lucas and Najma Akhtar,… View Article

Loston Harris Trio

“Loston’s music is spontaneous, solidly grounded in the tradition of melody but with a contemporary sensibility. While most youthful artists feel like they have to reinvent the wheel by embellishing and changing the fundamentals of what made these songs great, Loston understands how to present this classic material with respect but not bathed with mothballs.” –… View Article

Tree Lighting Ceremony featuring Sharon Jones

On Monday, November 28 Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square, New York’s largest holiday festival returns for its 17th year.  As always, the evening begins with the Upper West Side’s only tree lighting ceremony at Dante Park on Broadway between 63rd and 64th Streets. And this year, we are thrilled to welcome American funk and soul singer… View Article

Ikebe Shakedown

Ikebe Shakedown‘s (pronounced “ee-KAY-bay”) powerful instrumental soul takes “big unison horns, slinky bass lines, tight little guitar licks—and blends them with tasty grooves culled from ’70s-style horn-driven funk (WNYC Soundcheck).” The seven-piece band—named after a favorite Nigerian boogie record —formed in 2008 and has developed a mighty horn section anchored by tight, deep-pocketed grooves.   The… View Article