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Enjoy free world-class musical performances, street festivities and more at great spaces throughout Lincoln Square! As you walk along the streets of the neighborhood, you will hear music resonating from the unique instruments and voices of a variety of talented performers as this Upper West Side neighborhood is transformed into a winter wonderland!

Upper West Side Tree Lighting Ceremony: Arlo Guthrie Returns to Winter’s Eve

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Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square, New York’s largest holiday festival, will kick off at 5:30pm with the Upper West Side’s only tree lighting ceremony at Dante Park (Broadway and 63rd Street).

Making his return to the Winter’s Eve stage is legendary folk artist Arlo Guthrie. Arlo will be joined at the tree by Rosie’s Theater Kids, Michael Bacon and WABC-TV’s Sade Baderinwa as we welcome the holiday season and light up the Upper West Side.

Our tree has once again been installed by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. The tree, lights and decorations will be provided by PJ Clarke’s and will include old-fashioned silver glass glitter ornaments by Wendy Addison and Tinsel Trading.

Arlo Guthrie was born with a guitar in one hand and a harmonica in the other, in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York in 1947. He is the eldest son of America’s most beloved singer/writer/philosopher Woody Guthrie and Marjorie Mazia Guthrie, a professional dancer with the Martha Graham Company and founder of The Committee to Combat Huntington’s Disease.

Arlo Guthrie’s career exploded in 1967 with the release of “Alice’s Restaurant,” whose title song premiered at the Newport Folk Festival and helped foster a new commitment among the ’60s generation to social consciousness and activism. Arlo went on to star in the 1969 Hollywood film version of “Alice’s Restaurant,” directed by Arthur Penn.

With songs like “Alice’s Restaurant,” too long for radio airplay; “Coming into Los Angeles,” banned from many radio stations (but a favorite at the 1969 Woodstock Festival); and the definitive rendition of Steve Goodman’s “City of New Orleans”, Guthrie was no One-Hit-Wonder. An artist of international stature, he has never had a ‘hit’ in the usual sense. He has usually preferred to walk to his own beat rather than march in step to the drum of popular culture.

Over the last four decades Guthrie has toured throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia winning a wide, popular following. In addition to his accomplishments as a musician, playing the piano, six and twelve-string guitar, harmonica and a dozen other instruments, Arlo is a natural-born storyteller, whose tales and anecdotes figure prominently in his performances. www.arlo.net

Location: Dante Park – Broadway between 63rd and 64th Streets
Time: 5:30pm

Rosie’s Theater Kids

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RTK-Logo-MEDRosie’s Theater Kids is a non-profit arts education organization founded in 2003 by Rosie O’Donnell. RTKids aims to change the trajectory of children’s lives, providing ethnically-diverse, underserved New York City public school students with a comprehensive musical theater experience in the city where Broadway was born, as well as academic and mentoring services.

Rosie’s Theater Kids operates several in-school and after-school programs that reach nearly 2,000 at-risk students in grades 5-12 annually. Over 80% of students in the RTKids programs are from families living at or below the poverty level, and all services are provided free of charge.

Location:  Winter’s Eve Main Stage at Dante Park – Broadway between 63rd and 64th Streets
Time: 5:30pm

Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All Stars

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Frank London Klezmer Brass All Stars

Frank London is a New York City-based trumpeter, bandleader, and composer active in klezmer and world music. He also plays various other wind instruments and keyboards, and occasionally sings backup vocals. With The Klezmatics, he won a Grammy award in Contemporary World Music for “Wonder Wheel (lyrics by Woody Guthrie)”.  London received a B.A. in Afro-American music from the New England Conservatory in 1980. He is on the music faculty of SUNY Purchase.

London is best known for his role as trumpeter in the New York City-based klezmer band The Klezmatics. He is also a member of Hasidic New Wave and leads Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All Stars. He was a co-founder of both Les Misérables Brass Band and the Klezmer Conservatory Band.  In addition to his work in klezmer music, he is in demand as a sideman, and has performed or recorded with such diverse artists and groups as John Zorn, John Cale, Itzhak Perlman, Allen Ginsberg, LL Cool J, Mel Tormé, David Murray, Lester Bowie’s Brass Fantasy, La Monte Young, Natalie Merchant, They Might Be Giants, Jane Siberry, Ben Folds Five, Marc Ribot, Reggie Workman, Chava Alberstein, Anne LeBaron, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Luna, Maurice El Medioni, Gal Costa, Ljova (Lev Zhurbin), Aaron Alexander’s Midrash Mish Mosh, Avraham Fried, Iggy Pop, and countless others.

He played at Carnegie Hall with Angelique Kidjo, Youssou N’Dour and Omara Portuando. He played the trumpet solo on LL Cool J’s “Goin’ Back to Cali.” He served as conductor and music director for David Byrne and Robert Wilson’s The Knee Plays, and has collaborated with the Palestinian American violinist Simon Shaheen.

Location:  Winter’s Eve Main Stage at Dante Park – Broadway between 63rd and 64th Streets
Time: 6:00pm | 8:00pm

Bond Street Theatre’s Shinbone Alley Stilt Band

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A dynamic brass combo – all on stilts! The band brings music to new heights with a selection of Dixieland, Swing, Jazz, Holiday, International and Rock. A real attention getter – and totally mobile!  The Shinbone Alley Stilt Band is a talented group of musicians who also parade and dance on stilts and perform various feats of physical and musical dexterity.

Bond Street Theatre is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit corporation with a mission to promote peace and mutual understanding through the arts. Bond Street Theatre utilizes the performing arts to provide joy and laughter, educational enrichment, trauma relief, post-conflict rehabilitation and cultural stimulation as a path to peace.  The company works with disadvantaged communities around the world and collaborates with local artists.  Bond Street Theatre has active programs in Afghanistan, Haiti, Myanmar, Guatemala, and New York City.

Location: Dante Park – Broadway between 63rd and 64th Streets
Time: 5:30pm

Brianna Thomas

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Brianna Thomas

According to Will Friedwald of the Wall Street Journal Brianna Thomas  “… may well be the best young straight-ahead jazz singer of her generation.” Born and raised in Peoria, Illinois, Brianna Thomas made her singing debut at the age of six with her father Charlie Thomas.  Just shy of her teens Ms. Thomas toured Europe with a Big Band, The Peoria Jazz All-Stars led by Jazz Educator Mary Jo Papich.  Before the age of 16 Brianna’s talents and dedication propelled her to many successes including performances at the Montreux, North Sea and Umbria Jazz Festivals as well as venues ranging from the Bahamas to Geneva, Switzerland.  In 2001 as well as 2002, she was a resident in the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program at the Kennedy Center.  In 2006, Ms. Thomas had her New York City debut performance at the Women in Jazz Festival held at Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center.  In 2007, Ms. Thomas moved to NY to attend The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.

Since moving to NY Brianna has performed in various countries and Jazz Festivals across the world including the Sochi Jazz Festival and the St Petersburg Jazz Festival in Russia; Marians Jazz Club and Festival in Bern, Switzerland.  Since graduating college in May 2011, Brianna has continued to make waves performing in many of  New  York City’s  notable venues  including  Jazz At Lincoln Center, The Iridium and 54 Below.  Ms. Thomas has also since performed with artists such as world renowned Musician and Composer, Wycliffe Gordon, and with Grammy-winning Performer and Educator, Wynton Marsalis.  As for Brianna Thomas’ future, the best illustration is given through the words of legendary trombonist and Jazz Messenger Curtis Fuller, “a marvelous new artist who has all it takes to reach the top of the jazz profession and music in general.”

Location: Empire Hotel Lobby Bar
Time: 6:30pm | 8:00pm

Winter’s Eve TD Bank Dance Party

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Step out, warm up, and dance till you drop at the Winter’s Eve TD Bank Dance Party on Broadway and 61st Street. Winter’s Eve is here with holiday cheer and it’s time for dancing in the streets. Renowned DJ David Chang will play your favorite dance tunes from every era. Well-known Swing, Latin, Disco, and Pop songs with an infectious beat will fill the night air as colored lights sparkle on the pavement.

People of all ages can join the fun with or without a partner, and learn some classic dance moves demonstrated by the dancing pros from Arthur Murray Dance Center. Choreographer and energizer Bryant “Drew” Andrews will teach Soul line dances and get your hips shaking with the basic steps of popular Latin dances. Whether you think you can dance or not, you’re invited to join the fun at the Winter’s Eve TD Bank Dance Party.

DJ David Chang

DJ David Chang is one of New Yorkʼs top DJʼs. David started as a teenager on the NYC nightclub scene and within the first 10 years had played at over 100 of New Yorkʼs biggest and most fabulous clubs. He then began touring the international club circuit and has played in nightclubs in over 40 countries. David, for the last several years, has become a fixture on the high-end, high-profile special event world. David shared a stage with Sting and Billy Joel at Robert Downey Jrʼs wedding to movie producer Susan Levin. NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg chose David to DJ his Election Night 2009 Victory Party. Actor/Icon Robert De Niro hired David for his wife, Grace Hightowerʼs birthday, and he has played parties for countless A-list celebrities.

Arthur Murray Dance Center, located at 1845 Broadway with several other locations in the tri-state area, will provide expert dance couples to teach Swing, Salsa, Waltz, Fox Trot and more, and then dance with the Winter’s Eve crowd! Whether you want to meet new people, increase your fitness or get closer to your loved one, this will be an excellent way to start achieving your dance dreams. Arthur Murray’s technique, created more than 100 years ago, is a simple step by step method to ballroom dancing that will surely enhance everyone’s footsteps.

DrewBryant “Drew” Andrews - Founder and director of the Center for Creative Education’s award-winning hip hop dance troupe, Energy, Drew has over 20 years of experience working with youth and is an instructor at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan. He has trained in the streets of New York City as well as with professional choreographers in the business. Drew has been teaching choreography and performing various styles of dance in the Tri-state and Hudson Valley area for many years. He has also recently taught and studied in Cuba. Drew has a focus on Hip-Hop fusion and is known for his high-energy dance style and his rich hard-hitting choreography. His passion for dance and for the welfare of children and young adults is evident in the way he encourages discipline and motivation for a healthy lifestyle. Having fun living and pursuing your passion in life is a major focus of Drew’s. Drew serves as a mentor to youth, parents and other community members. He manages his role as the organization’s program and artistic director along with being a leader to the staff and an inspiration to all.

Location: Broadway and 61st Street
Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm

 

Yanks

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YANKS“The Yanks are the next Irish American dream team when it comes to Irish Traditional Music. Four of the most talented, accomplished, and virtuosic musicians of their generation playing a brand of Irish Music that’s both new and yet familiar at the same time. As individuals these four lads are special; as a group, The Yanks are special, too.” - Kein Crawford of the Irish supergroup Lúnasa

The Yanks are a 4-piece traditional Irish band comprised of Dylan Foley, a 3-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion; Dan Gurney, an accordion player who has won nine medals at various Fleadh Cheoil music competitions; Isaac Alderson, the only American to win the All-Ireland Senior Championships on three instruments; and acoustic guitarist & bouzouki player Sean Earnest, one of the most in-demand Celtic traditional music accompanists today.

Location: Winter’s Eve Main Stage at Dante Park – Broadway between 63rd and 64th Streets
Time: 7:00pm

Location: Richard Tucker Park – Broadway between 65th and 66th Streets
Time: 8:30pm

Spanglish Fly at Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium

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“Spanglish Fly are single-handedly reviving sixties bugalú in NYC … Go soak up a full measure of their brass-heavy Latin funk. – NBC New York

Spanglish Fly is New York City’s only band dedicated to reviving and renewing the music known as Latin bugalú or boogaloo, the sound that sprang from the street corners, the transistor radios, the pool halls and the clubs of 1960s Spanish Harlem, the mixture of soul, r & b, and Latin rhythms that was born in El Barrio. The band’s live shows are explosive Latin Soul parties with packed dance floors, fans shaking their stuff to Spanglish Fly’s original tunes, and new arrangements of boogaloo classics and vintage soul hits.

Location: Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium – Broadway between 62nd & 63rd Streets
Time:
7:00pm

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella and Motown the Musical

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In celebration of Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square, Apple will ring in the season with music from the hit Broadway shows “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella” and “Motown the Musical.” Join cast members as they perform a few songs live for us. Visit www.apple.com/upperwestside to register for this event.

Location: Apple Store, Upper West Side – Broadway at 67th Street
Time: 7:00pm

 

Alice Farley Dance Theater

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The New York-based Alice Farley Dance Theater creates indoor and outdoor Theater of Gesture and Transformation performances. Bessie Award-winning choreographer/designer Alice Farley’s outdoor performance at Winter’s Eve will involve creating imaginary landscapes for public spaces that combines sculptural costuming, circus arts, dance and puppetry, a dream life for architectural and natural environments. They describe themselves as “surrealist street theater.”

Location: Throughout Lincoln Square
Time: All evening

Kate Davis presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center

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Kate DavisCited as a “talent not to be missed” by the Herald Tribune, Kate Davis, singer/songwriter and bassist, is a multi-talented artist performing in diverse venues ranging from The Kennedy Center, The Blue Note (NYC), Lincoln Center, and Rockwood Music Hall.

Kate began playing piano and violin at a young age, performing as first chair in youth orchestras and later winning in state solo competitions on both violin and bass. She received national recognition in high school for bass and singing as a Silver Winner through the National YoungArts Program. She is a recipient of four Downbeat Magazine Student Music Awards, a double invitee to the Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony, and bassist in the Grammy Jazz Ensemble. In 2009, she was selected as a Presidential Scholar of the Arts, which included a White House visit.

Kate has been featured at the Ringling International Arts Festival in Sarasota, FL and at the University of Vermont as part of the Lane Series. She has been heard many times on radio and seen on TV including WBGO in NY and KATU’s AM Northwest. In 2010 she participated in the National Arts Policy Roundtable in Sundance UT, where she joined Kerry Washington and Bob Balaban speaking to government representatives about the importance of arts advocacy. Kate recently spoke and performed at TEDx Portland. ASCAP selected Kate to attend the prestigious 2012 ASCAP Foundation Paul Cunningham writing workshop, and she emerged as the recipient of the Robert Allen award for her original song, “Movie”.

Originally from Portland, OR, Kate moved to NYC to study at the Manhattan School of Music supported by the Clement Meadmore, and the Joseph McCrindle scholarships.

Location: Time Warner Center, 2nd Floor
Time: 8:00pm

Charlotte Sometimes

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Charlotte Sometimes

Before celebrating her 25th birthday, indie-pop songstress Charlotte Sometimes already found herself praised by critics and superstars alike. As Blake Shelton, her coach on NBC’s The Voice put it, “She’s a true artist and true artists have visions.”

This vision is perfectly captured on Charlotte’s latest EP, Circus Head, a 5 song gem, showcasing her signature style which “earns her instant attention” (The New York Times). From the infectiously catchy opener, “Brilliant Broke and Beautiful,” to the sentimental “Paint The Sky,” Circus Head puts Charlotte’s strong and attention grabbing vocals on display atop perfectly crafted pop hooks.

In addition to making the top 24 on Season 2 of The Voice, Charlotte Sometimes has been named a VH1 “You Oughta Know” artist and one of the “Top 100 Bands You Need To Know” by Alternative Press magazine. She has toured in support of Butch Walker, Gavin Degraw, Pat Monahan and The Hush Sound. During the summer of 2013, she returned to the Vans Warped Tour.

Location: Century 21 Department Store – Broadway at 66th Street
Time: 6:00pm | 7:00pm | 8:00pm

Buglisi Dance Theatre

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The award-winning Buglisi Dance Theatre (BDT) is celebrated for stunning theatricality, wondrously lyrical repertoire, and cinematic imagery,…full of invention and emotion (The New York Times). Founded by Artistic Director Jacqulyn Buglisi and Capucilli, Dakin and Foreman, who performed as principal dancers of the Martha Graham Dance Company, the multi-cultural BDT has toured worldwide to the Kennedy Center; Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival; Dance St. Louis’s Spring to Dance Festival; the Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, Sosnoff Theater, Bard College; The Juilliard Theater, Vail International Festival, and abroad to Australia, the Czech Republic, France, Israel and Italy. BDT performs its NYC seasons at The Joyce Theater, where it is celebrated its 20th anniversary in February 2013.

On 9/11, Buglisi’s Table of Silence Project was presented for a third year on the Josie Robertson Plaza, Lincoln Center with 160 dancers encircling the Revson Fountain to form a Peace Labyrinth. This ritual for peace was seen worldwide in 25 countries via live stream and was declared an UNESCO Siti and national treasure.

Buglisi Dance Theatre has been brought to Winter’s Eve with the assistance of Dance Parade, Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting dance as an expressive and unifying art form.

Location: Broadway Plaza (in front of Alice Tully Hall)
Time: 6:30pm | 7:30pm | 8:30pm

Incallajta New York

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Incallajta New York (Bolivian Tinkus Dance) – With the aim of spreading and promoting Bolivian folklore -Incallajta New York was created at the initiative of Bolivian residents in New York who along with friends of different nationalities founded this group on January 26, 1992, where friendship and loyalty are considered the most important quality by its members.

Incallajta New York  has been brought to Winter’s Eve with the assistance of Dance Parade, Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting dance as an expressive and unifying art form.

Location: Broadway Plaza (in front of Alice Tully Hall)
Time: 6:00pm | 7:00pm | 8:00pm

Blackout

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Blackout is a New York City based, co-ed a cappella group that was formed in June of 2012.  Made up of a diverse group of individuals, this twelve-person ensemble is comprised of elementary school teachers, PhD students, future doctors, artists, public relations executives, and many more.  Despite these differences, Blackout focuses on singing contemporary pop and has performed at a variety of venues throughout New York including Arlene’s Grocery, David Burke Townhouse, Sprinkles Cupcakes, The Bitter End, Highline Ballroom, and even a rooftop in Brooklyn.  They aim to reinvent a cappella with innovative arrangements, diverse song choices and an overall signature sound.

Location: 1900 Broadway between 63rd and 64th Streets
Time: 7:00pm | 8:10pm

City of the Sun

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City of the Sun was created in 2010, in the subways, streets, and local bars of New York City. They began as “buskers,” or street performers, and their driving rhythms and fluid melodies immediately caught the attention of New York locals. The band began playing small shows at bars and cafés, where they had the opportunity to collaborate with the likes of Steve Kazee, Lucas Papaelias, and Oscar Isaac. It was during these early gigging days that City also began to gain an enthusiastic and devoted fan following.

Describing City’s sound can be a bit of a challenge—words never seem to give it justice. It is distinctly eclectic—a mélange of flamenco, blues, and indie/folk rock. The band’s influences include Rodrigo y Gabriela, Led Zeppelin, Al di Meola, Dave Matthews Band, David Broza, Pink Floyd, John Mayer, Paco de Lucia, John Butler Trio, Jack Johnson, Bob Dylan, and Bon Iver. Their smooth tones are accompanied by technical flourishes that only enhance the musical experience. Audiences are amazed by the skill the young self-taught guitarists have cultivated—fans have described them as “tremendous”, “powerful”, “mesmerizing”, and “a re-invention of acoustic music.”

Today City of the Sun is made up of lead guitarist John Pita and rhythm guitarist Avi Snow. The band’s notable performances include famed production Sleep No More, acclaimed Broadway show Once cast parties, and Paul Rowland’s Ford Project Gallery. In early 2013 they supported rapper/poet K’naan on his nationwide U.S. tour and opened for Chromeo and DJ Questlove at a Seeds of Peace charity event in New York City. This fall, they’ve been invited to play at a TED Conferences event and will begin a new residency at Hotel Chantelle in NYC. They continue to develop their sound, building upon the guitar rhythm and riff foundation with vocals and electronic soundscapes

Location: Richard Tucker Park – Broadway between 65th and 66th Streets
Time: 6:00pm | 7:30pm

The High & Mighty Brass Band

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The High and Mighty Brass Band! (HMBB!) is a party in progress. Their performances are both fiercely entertaining and refreshingly inspiring. Their sound is a mix of classic New Orleans Funk, R&B and more modern influences of Afro-Beat and Hip Hop.  Beginning with a heavily percussive and tribal groove, the horns weave through solos, building and stretching the energy to its limits.

“Rolling 7 deep,” HMBB includes Kevin Louis on Trumpet, Chad Gales on Alto Sax, Mark Williams on Trombone, Ron Caswell on Tuba, Jesse Barnes on Guitar, Evan Howard on Drums and Jamie Neumann, Dancer and Percussionist: everyone sings and everyone plays.

Beginning with a heavily percussive and tribal groove, the horns weave through solos, building and stretching the energy to its limits.

Location: Marching through Lincoln Square
Time: All Evening

 

XYLOPHOLKS

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Xylofolks

The XYLOPHOLKS are a dynamic group of musicians who mostly play novelty ragtime music from the 1920′s (featuring the xylophone!). They do so while wearing furry animal costumes. The XYLOPHOLKS wish to make people happy and perhaps even dance.

Location: 62nd & Broadway
Time: 6:00 | 7:00 | 8:00

PIPPIN at Time Warner Center

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PIPPINPIPPEN is back on Broadway for the first time since it thrilled audiences 40 years ago… and now it’s won the Tony Award® for BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL! With a beloved score by Tony nominee STEPHEN SCHWARTZ (GODSPELL, WICKED), PIPPIN tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory?

Direct from an acclaimed run at Boston’s American Repertory Theater, this captivating new production is directed by Tony winner DIANE PAULUS (HAIR and THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY AND BESS). It features sizzling choreography in the style of BOB FOSSE and breathtaking acrobatics by LES 7 DOIGTS DE LA MAIN, the creative force behind the nationwide sensation TRACES. Join us… for a magical, unforgettable new PIPPIN.

Location: Time Warner Center, 2nd Floor
Time: 8:00pm

Yaz Band

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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 Parker and The Crusaders.

As an official member of the MTA sponsored “Music Under New York” series, Yaz Band has performed at various New York City subway stations. Yaz Band has gained further exposure and recognition “above ground” as he has performed at Lincoln Center’s “Out of Doors” Festival and at the historic “Apollo Theater”. Additionally, audiences have had the pleasure to hear his energetic and soulful playing at many venues throughout the metropolitan area. Yaz’s popularity has soared to the extent that he has also appeared on television in his native Japan and New York City’s smooth jazz radio station.

Location: Gracious Home – Broadway at 67th Street
Time: 6:00pm | 7:00pm | 8:00pm

Kanutto Garabatto

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Kanutto Garabatto is a Spanish Rock and Rumba Flamenca singer/songwriter from Santa Fe, Argentina. His first steps into music were forming a band which he named ALDOPE which lasted only one year. Then he formed a band called GARABATTO, which broke into the New York scene. In 2010, this young singer decided to pursue a solo career … Debuted in Corcho Wine Room – a small New York venue, singing a unique blend of sounds reflecting many genres, including rock and flamenco. Garabatto Kanutto is currently recording his first album.

Location: 1886 Broadway between 62nd & 63rd Streets
Time: 6:00pm | 7:00pm | 8:00pm

Processional Arts Workshop – Frost Giants in Procession

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FrostGiantProcessional Arts Workshop (PAW), under the direction of Alex Kahn and Sophia Michahelles, creates site-specific parades, processions, and Carnivalesque events worldwide, including the mobile performances that lead New York’s Village Halloween Parade each year. PAW’s performances involve local communities in every stage of production, integrating pageant puppetry, mobile architecture, shadow and projection, and mask and costume, to reflect on uniquely local themes and narratives. The resulting works, often bringing together hundreds of volunteers, have appeared in Socrates Sculpture Park, on the High Line (opening the PEN World Voices Festival), Trinidad Carnival, the EON Festival in Istanbul, the Henson International Festival of Puppet Theatre, and the opening ceremonies of the Walkway Over the Hudson.

In addition PAW, has worked with communities worldwide to initiate processions in places ranging from the streets of Kiev to the South Bronx; from Italian Alps to rural Texas. Their work has been recognized with numerous awards, including a Fulbright Scholarship to Trinidad, a Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Artists and Communities Grant, a CEC Artslink Grant to Ukraine, a Dutchess County Arts Council Project Grant, and a Roman Witt Visiting Artist Fellowship at University of Michigan. Alex and Sophia have also lectured on Carnivalesque art at the New School, Bard College, Maine College of Art, and University of the West Indies.

Location:Throughout Lincoln Square
Time: All Evening

 

Winter’s Eve’s Student Stars

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From 5:30 – 7:30pm, Kaufman Music Center presents student chamber groups, ages 8-18, from the Special Music and Lucy Moses Schools performing classical and holiday music at TD Bank at 68th Street and Broadway. Enjoy holiday cookies and drinks courtesy of TD Bank.

At the Professional Children’s School, located just west of Columbus Avenue on 60th Street, student singers, dancers and instrumentalists will delight all with a Classical and Popular sampling at 6:00pm.

Visit TD Ameritrade at 1881 Broadway and 62nd Street for a performance by the West Side Y Kids Company at 5:30pm & 6:15pm.

And, of course, The LaGuardia High School Show Choir will return to Winter’s Eve for yet another fantastic performance on the second floor of Time Warner Center at 7:30pm.

The Hungry March Band

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Hungry March Band

Roaring out of Brooklyn comes the Hungry March Band, NYC’s legendary street brass march band in the anarchic style that has become their trademark and a Winter’s Eve staple. Put on your dancing shoes and break out the fancy threads because they’ve got a party going on – a blazing parade of flesh, blood, steel, brass and wood. They are the music of the people!

Location: Throughout Lincoln Square
Time: All evening

Batala New York City

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Batala New York City is an all-women’s AfroBrazilian Samba Reggae drumming band. They have shared a bill with Reggie Watts, Cyndi Lauper, and The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Tour, who they opened for.

The music of Batala originates in Salvador de Bahia, in North Eastern Brazil. The international Batalá family owes its existence to Giba Gonçalves, a drummer and composer from Salvador, Bahia. In Brazil, he was one of the founders of Cortejo Afro, an arts education project to help underserved young people living in poor communities, When he moved to Paris in 1997, he started up Batalá in Paris as the European wing of the project. Batala has since spread to over 30 international cities!

Location: Throughout Lincoln Square
Time: All Evening

 

Guitarist Jason Green

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Jason Green is a very talented and versatile musician. He is adept in many styles of music including jazz, blues, western swing, latin and bluegrass, to name a few. He has over 20 years of professional music experience working with such diverse artists as Big Jack Johnson, Cornell Dupree, Joey McIntyre (New Kids on the Block), Robert Lockwood Jr., Luther Kent, Eddie Shaw, Kim Wilson and Sam Carr, and more. He also fronts his own band Jason Green and the Labor of Love.

Location: Innovation Luggage – Broadway at 68th Street
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm


The Potash Twins

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Potash TwinsThe Potash Twins - The Potash Twins are twin 19 year old “up and coming” horn players that use their talents to entertain audiences of genres,  including Jazz, Hip-Hop and Funk. Ezra and Adeev Potash showcase original compositions of instrumental funk, jazz and hip-hop with the unusual combination of Bass Trombone and a screaming lead Trumpet. Ezra and Adeev Potash are known between celebrity musicians as “The Twins.”  Their reputation for being smooth talkers has led them to have lessons with musicians like Wynton Marsalis, Chris Botti, Jon Faddis, Wayne Bergeron and many more. They have shared the stage with groups like the renowned rock band 311 and perform regularly with the Mike Gurciullo Las Vegas Lab Band.

Location: Raymour and Flanigan, 1961 Broadway at 66th Street
Time:
5pm – 9pm

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