Music

Guarnera Brothers
Jul
19
to Jul 20

Guarnera Brothers

Guarnera Brothers

The Guarnera Brothers are a group of musicians originally from Palermo,Italy in the region/island of Sicily south of Italy, talented in performing in multiple languages English,

Italian & Spanish. They are known for bringing a top 40, pop, blues, classic rock-oriented music distantly derived from traditional flamenco music, to worldwide audiences.

Their music has a particular rumba flamenca style,

with pop influences; many songs of the Guarnera Brothers fit social dances, such as salsa and rumba. Their music has been described as a place where "Italian/Spanish and poprock/flamenco meet salsa rock/soul/funk".

The Guarnera Brothers, born in Italy and brought up with Italian and Spanish culture, are largely responsible for bringing the sounds of progressive pop/rock-oriented flamenco

to a world-wide audience. The family band started out in Palermo, a city in southern Italy during the 1960s.

After family business stalled in Italy, their father Cosimo

made a decision to take his family to New York to start a new life. This gave their mother Grazia the lead way needed to pursue her dreams in seeing her children build careers in their already musical family lineage.

The family legacy of musicians has

been pleasing crowds of all types. Music and performance is in there blood, and there's nothing they love more than seeing their guests and audience have a good time.

Source:: https://youtu.be/FEdxQuXv4Yg

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John Monnecka
Jul
26
to Jul 27

John Monnecka

John Monnecka offers up a total package rarely seen among contemporary singer/songwriters. As technically skilled a guitarist and musical arranger as any great in the business, his edgy and soulful, baritone vocals may arguably be richer. And then there’s the passion. From his smouldering, blues-infused, acoustic guitar work lasting up to four hours without a break, to the most gut-wrenching love song poured out as though a private confession, it is John Monnecka’s passion as a live performer which defines the core of his music. And it is precisely this element which eludes capture by any studio recording, however well produced. John Monnecka must be seen and heard live to be experienced fully.

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Danielle illario
Jul
27
to Jul 28

Danielle illario

found it in an underground club in Chinatown. My 26th birthday, I hit the stage with Etta James' "I'd rather go blind" and it felt devine. ​Johnny was right - He said "Don't worry Dani when you're 26, you'll know." After that night I spent the next few years writing for other people, mostly rap artists. I've recorded hooks in storage units in Brooklyn on dented mics till 4am and sang in the same booths that Biggie and Mariah made hit records in. I went home and rediscovered my love for real musicians. New Brunswick was good to me and I met my musical family there. Jazz sits well with me and I am so lucky to work with incredible passionate people who push boundaries and help me be me. My Jazz Cover EP Peach includes some of my favorite standards in styles ranging from ballad to afro cuban and funk. Look out for my Original Album DeeDee I have cooking. 

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Kelley Andre and Organic Soul
Aug
3
to Aug 4

Kelley Andre and Organic Soul

No new comer to the art of performing, Kelley Andre is a multi-talented Entertainer, Singer and Songwriter. A New York native, his infused R&B, Jazz, Funk, New Soul sound and style delivers a distinct baritone flavor that permeates inner souls.

Growing up in a house where Gospel and Jazz music were his tools of war, Kelley commenced his musical journey at the age of six, playing the piano. At the age of eight, this smooth crooner began singing at his home church in Brooklyn, NY. As an adolescent, Kelley was aware of his musical gifts, he knew that one day he would share his sound; share his voice with the world.

Kelley Andre’s 8-piece band, Organic Soul, is the pulse to his electrifying stage performances.

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Danielle illario
Aug
9
to Aug 10

Danielle illario

found it in an underground club in Chinatown. My 26th birthday, I hit the stage with Etta James' "I'd rather go blind" and it felt devine. ​Johnny was right - He said "Don't worry Dani when you're 26, you'll know." After that night I spent the next few years writing for other people, mostly rap artists. I've recorded hooks in storage units in Brooklyn on dented mics till 4am and sang in the same booths that Biggie and Mariah made hit records in. I went home and rediscovered my love for real musicians. New Brunswick was good to me and I met my musical family there. Jazz sits well with me and I am so lucky to work with incredible passionate people who push boundaries and help me be me. My Jazz Cover EP Peach includes some of my favorite standards in styles ranging from ballad to afro cuban and funk. Look out for my Original Album DeeDee I have cooking. 

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Guarnera Brothers
Aug
10
to Aug 11

Guarnera Brothers

Guarnera Brothers

The Guarnera Brothers are a group of musicians originally from Palermo,Italy in the region/island of Sicily south of Italy, talented in performing in multiple languages English,

Italian & Spanish. They are known for bringing a top 40, pop, blues, classic rock-oriented music distantly derived from traditional flamenco music, to worldwide audiences.

Their music has a particular rumba flamenca style,

with pop influences; many songs of the Guarnera Brothers fit social dances, such as salsa and rumba. Their music has been described as a place where "Italian/Spanish and poprock/flamenco meet salsa rock/soul/funk".

The Guarnera Brothers, born in Italy and brought up with Italian and Spanish culture, are largely responsible for bringing the sounds of progressive pop/rock-oriented flamenco

to a world-wide audience. The family band started out in Palermo, a city in southern Italy during the 1960s.

After family business stalled in Italy, their father Cosimo

made a decision to take his family to New York to start a new life. This gave their mother Grazia the lead way needed to pursue her dreams in seeing her children build careers in their already musical family lineage.

The family legacy of musicians has

been pleasing crowds of all types. Music and performance is in there blood, and there's nothing they love more than seeing their guests and audience have a good time.

Source:: https://youtu.be/FEdxQuXv4Yg

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Kelley Andre and Organic Soul
Jul
13
to Jul 14

Kelley Andre and Organic Soul

No new comer to the art of performing, Kelley Andre is a multi-talented Entertainer, Singer and Songwriter. A New York native, his infused R&B, Jazz, Funk, New Soul sound and style delivers a distinct baritone flavor that permeates inner souls.

Growing up in a house where Gospel and Jazz music were his tools of war, Kelley commenced his musical journey at the age of six, playing the piano. At the age of eight, this smooth crooner began singing at his home church in Brooklyn, NY. As an adolescent, Kelley was aware of his musical gifts, he knew that one day he would share his sound; share his voice with the world.

Kelley Andre’s 8-piece band, Organic Soul, is the pulse to his electrifying stage performances.

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Matt and Eryn of the Matt O'Ree Band
Jul
11
8:00 PM20:00

Matt and Eryn of the Matt O'Ree Band

Matt O'Ree has been cranking out the blues-rock since he was an early teen. With all the trappings of a genuine guitar hero, he plays with fire in his fingers and blues in his soul. In 1998, Matt released his debut CD, 88 Miles, which gained national reviews and airplay, pushing his band to a higher level which included opening shows for national recording artists such as Foreigner, Kansas, Buddy Guy, Leslie West and Mountain, Blues Traveler, The Outlaws, Gov't Mule, Robin Trower, Blue Oyster Cult, and Johnny Winter.  He has since released multiple albums, including Chalk It Up, which received rave reviews, wide press recognition and radio airplay, and Shelf Life It in 2005, featured in "Guitar World Magazine" which described Matt as "quickly carving out a name for himself as 2006's new guitar hero." Shelf Life also won four Asbury Park Music Awards. In June, 2006, Matt won the Guitarmageddon “King of the Blues” guitar contest hosted by BB King and John Mayer through Guitar Center and Guitar World Magazine, where he outgunned more than 4000 guitar players in the competition to win the grand prize.  Matt’s music has since evolved in style and direction with his Matt O’Ree Band, which comprise among the top working shore bands in New Jersey.  MOB has played with numerous stars and enjoyed star guest contributions on releases, including the likes of Jon Bon Jovi, Steve Cropper, John Popper, Bernie Worrell and Hubert Sumlin.

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The Feature Artist Series:  Max Muñoz
Jul
10
7:30 PM19:30

The Feature Artist Series: Max Muñoz

A gifted and fast-rising talent from Montclair, NJ, Max is a multi-year School of Rock AllStar – with recognition as one of the top 175 students internationally out of 30,000. He has performed at such legendary American venues as The Troubadour in Los Angeles and The House of Blues in Las Vegas, and he recorded at The Village in Los Angeles. He also performs as lead vocalist and keyboardist of Mind Hazard, an original blues-infused rock band, which will be recording its debut EP later this year. Max’s performance at Montclair Social Club will spotlight his wealth of original material, as well as some of his favorites, featuring his cherished genre of music, soul.

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Joe Bussey Trio
Jul
5
8:30 PM20:30

Joe Bussey Trio

Currently living in Montclair, New Jersey,  Joe Bussey  is a professional bass player in the NYC, New Jersey area.  He performs regularly with the French gypsy band Manouche Bag, gypsy guitar virtuoso Stephane Wrembel,  and the R&B band The PJB's.  His performance credits include jazz singers Lezlie Harrison, Champian Fulton, Lauren Henderson, Marianne Sullivan and many others. Jazz instrumentalist performance credits include Tom Harrell, Robert Glasper, Ty Sean Sorrey,  Jeremy Pelt, and Jerry Weldon to name only a few.   From 2005 to 2013 he was the bass player for the Gospel legend Joshua Nelson. Joe graduated from Mason Gross School of the Arts in 2000 with a BM degree in Jazz Performance specializing in upright and electric bass.  Joe also doubles on guitar and performs with it regularly.  He studied ear training and classical piano with Jeff Goldstein from 2000 to 2010 and has a full teaching studio of bass, piano and guitar students. 

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Guarnera Brothers
Jun
29
to Jun 30

Guarnera Brothers

Guarnera Brothers

The Guarnera Brothers are a group of musicians originally from Palermo,Italy in the region/island of Sicily south of Italy, talented in performing in multiple languages English,

Italian & Spanish. They are known for bringing a top 40, pop, blues, classic rock-oriented music distantly derived from traditional flamenco music, to worldwide audiences.

Their music has a particular rumba flamenca style,

with pop influences; many songs of the Guarnera Brothers fit social dances, such as salsa and rumba. Their music has been described as a place where "Italian/Spanish and poprock/flamenco meet salsa rock/soul/funk".

The Guarnera Brothers, born in Italy and brought up with Italian and Spanish culture, are largely responsible for bringing the sounds of progressive pop/rock-oriented flamenco

to a world-wide audience. The family band started out in Palermo, a city in southern Italy during the 1960s.

After family business stalled in Italy, their father Cosimo

made a decision to take his family to New York to start a new life. This gave their mother Grazia the lead way needed to pursue her dreams in seeing her children build careers in their already musical family lineage.

The family legacy of musicians has

been pleasing crowds of all types. Music and performance is in there blood, and there's nothing they love more than seeing their guests and audience have a good time.

Source:: https://youtu.be/FEdxQuXv4Yg

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Danielle illario
Jun
28
to Jun 29

Danielle illario

found it in an underground club in Chinatown. My 26th birthday, I hit the stage with Etta James' "I'd rather go blind" and it felt devine. ​Johnny was right - He said "Don't worry Dani when you're 26, you'll know." After that night I spent the next few years writing for other people, mostly rap artists. I've recorded hooks in storage units in Brooklyn on dented mics till 4am and sang in the same booths that Biggie and Mariah made hit records in. I went home and rediscovered my love for real musicians. New Brunswick was good to me and I met my musical family there. Jazz sits well with me and I am so lucky to work with incredible passionate people who push boundaries and help me be me. My Jazz Cover EP Peach includes some of my favorite standards in styles ranging from ballad to afro cuban and funk. Look out for my Original Album DeeDee I have cooking. 

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Matty D. - Guitarist & Entertainer
Jun
27
8:00 PM20:00

Matty D. - Guitarist & Entertainer

Matty D. is an exciting and upcoming entertainer based in the New York City and Miami-Dade area. He performs with unique enthusiasm spurring a fun-loving atmosphere that transmits clearly to his audiences. He has performed as an opening act for major bands such as Dwight Yoakum, Steve Moakler, Blues Traveler and Lone Star. Powered by his one man band machine; he has traveled the world bringing his music to both the private and public arenas in the Tri-state area and in Miami Florida. Check him out on Instagram @MattyDMusic.

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Kelley Andre and Organic Soul
Jun
15
to Jun 16

Kelley Andre and Organic Soul

No new comer to the art of performing, Kelley Andre is a multi-talented Entertainer, Singer and Songwriter. A New York native, his infused R&B, Jazz, Funk, New Soul sound and style delivers a distinct baritone flavor that permeates inner souls.

Growing up in a house where Gospel and Jazz music were his tools of war, Kelley commenced his musical journey at the age of six, playing the piano. At the age of eight, this smooth crooner began singing at his home church in Brooklyn, NY. As an adolescent, Kelley was aware of his musical gifts, he knew that one day he would share his sound; share his voice with the world.

Kelley Andre’s 8-piece band, Organic Soul, is the pulse to his electrifying stage performances.

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John Monnecka
Jun
14
to Jun 15

John Monnecka

John Monnecka offers up a total package rarely seen among contemporary singer/songwriters. As technically skilled a guitarist and musical arranger as any great in the business, his edgy and soulful, baritone vocals may arguably be richer. And then there’s the passion. From his smouldering, blues-infused, acoustic guitar work lasting up to four hours without a break, to the most gut-wrenching love song poured out as though a private confession, it is John Monnecka’s passion as a live performer which defines the core of his music. And it is precisely this element which eludes capture by any studio recording, however well produced. John Monnecka must be seen and heard live to be experienced fully.

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Matt and Eryn of the Matt O'Ree Band
Jun
13
8:00 PM20:00

Matt and Eryn of the Matt O'Ree Band

Matt O'Ree has been cranking out the blues-rock since he was an early teen. With all the trappings of a genuine guitar hero, he plays with fire in his fingers and blues in his soul. In 1998, Matt released his debut CD, 88 Miles, which gained national reviews and airplay, pushing his band to a higher level which included opening shows for national recording artists such as Foreigner, Kansas, Buddy Guy, Leslie West and Mountain, Blues Traveler, The Outlaws, Gov't Mule, Robin Trower, Blue Oyster Cult, and Johnny Winter.  He has since released multiple albums, including Chalk It Up, which received rave reviews, wide press recognition and radio airplay, and Shelf Life It in 2005, featured in "Guitar World Magazine" which described Matt as "quickly carving out a name for himself as 2006's new guitar hero." Shelf Life also won four Asbury Park Music Awards. In June, 2006, Matt won the Guitarmageddon “King of the Blues” guitar contest hosted by BB King and John Mayer through Guitar Center and Guitar World Magazine, where he outgunned more than 4000 guitar players in the competition to win the grand prize.  Matt’s music has since evolved in style and direction with his Matt O’Ree Band, which comprise among the top working shore bands in New Jersey.  MOB has played with numerous stars and enjoyed star guest contributions on releases, including the likes of Jon Bon Jovi, Steve Cropper, John Popper, Bernie Worrell and Hubert Sumlin.

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John Monnecka
Jun
8
to Jun 9

John Monnecka

John Monnecka offers up a total package rarely seen among contemporary singer/songwriters. As technically skilled a guitarist and musical arranger as any great in the business, his edgy and soulful, baritone vocals may arguably be richer. And then there’s the passion. From his smouldering, blues-infused, acoustic guitar work lasting up to four hours without a break, to the most gut-wrenching love song poured out as though a private confession, it is John Monnecka’s passion as a live performer which defines the core of his music. And it is precisely this element which eludes capture by any studio recording, however well produced. John Monnecka must be seen and heard live to be experienced fully.

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Guarnera Brothers
Jun
7
to Jun 8

Guarnera Brothers

Guarnera Brothers

The Guarnera Brothers are a group of musicians originally from Palermo,Italy in the region/island of Sicily south of Italy, talented in performing in multiple languages English,

Italian & Spanish. They are known for bringing a top 40, pop, blues, classic rock-oriented music distantly derived from traditional flamenco music, to worldwide audiences.

Their music has a particular rumba flamenca style,

with pop influences; many songs of the Guarnera Brothers fit social dances, such as salsa and rumba. Their music has been described as a place where "Italian/Spanish and poprock/flamenco meet salsa rock/soul/funk".

The Guarnera Brothers, born in Italy and brought up with Italian and Spanish culture, are largely responsible for bringing the sounds of progressive pop/rock-oriented flamenco

to a world-wide audience. The family band started out in Palermo, a city in southern Italy during the 1960s.

After family business stalled in Italy, their father Cosimo

made a decision to take his family to New York to start a new life. This gave their mother Grazia the lead way needed to pursue her dreams in seeing her children build careers in their already musical family lineage.

The family legacy of musicians has

been pleasing crowds of all types. Music and performance is in there blood, and there's nothing they love more than seeing their guests and audience have a good time.

Source:: https://youtu.be/FEdxQuXv4Yg

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John Monnecka
May
31
to Jun 1

John Monnecka

John Monnecka offers up a total package rarely seen among contemporary singer/songwriters. As technically skilled a guitarist and musical arranger as any great in the business, his edgy and soulful, baritone vocals may arguably be richer. And then there’s the passion. From his smouldering, blues-infused, acoustic guitar work lasting up to four hours without a break, to the most gut-wrenching love song poured out as though a private confession, it is John Monnecka’s passion as a live performer which defines the core of his music. And it is precisely this element which eludes capture by any studio recording, however well produced. John Monnecka must be seen and heard live to be experienced fully.

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The Feature Artist Series:  Brock & Sgro
May
22
7:30 PM19:30

The Feature Artist Series: Brock & Sgro

New Jersey-based singer-songwriters, Alan Brock and Chip Sgro, joined by seasoned musicians Bob Sproviero (bass) and Ken Trimmer (drums) form Brock & Sgro.   The band’s recent debut album release, No Reason to Complain, weaves influences of the British Invasion, alternative rock and power pop, to create a thoroughly relatable modern rock album with infectious melodies.  Their impact single “Struggle to Keep Pace” has been trending on oWOW radio (Top 5 Most Played Tracks), on Rich Russo’s Anything Anything, Alternative Addiction and many NJ radio stations.

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Kelley Andre and Organic Soul
May
11
to May 12

Kelley Andre and Organic Soul

No new comer to the art of performing, Kelley Andre is a multi-talented Entertainer, Singer and Songwriter. A New York native, his infused R&B, Jazz, Funk, New Soul sound and style delivers a distinct baritone flavor that permeates inner souls.

Growing up in a house where Gospel and Jazz music were his tools of war, Kelley commenced his musical journey at the age of six, playing the piano. At the age of eight, this smooth crooner began singing at his home church in Brooklyn, NY. As an adolescent, Kelley was aware of his musical gifts, he knew that one day he would share his sound; share his voice with the world.

Kelley Andre’s 8-piece band, Organic Soul, is the pulse to his electrifying stage performances.

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Guarnera Brothers
May
4
to May 5

Guarnera Brothers

Guarnera Brothers

The Guarnera Brothers are a group of musicians originally from Palermo,Italy in the region/island of Sicily south of Italy, talented in performing in multiple languages English,

Italian & Spanish. They are known for bringing a top 40, pop, blues, classic rock-oriented music distantly derived from traditional flamenco music, to worldwide audiences.

Their music has a particular rumba flamenca style,

with pop influences; many songs of the Guarnera Brothers fit social dances, such as salsa and rumba. Their music has been described as a place where "Italian/Spanish and poprock/flamenco meet salsa rock/soul/funk".

The Guarnera Brothers, born in Italy and brought up with Italian and Spanish culture, are largely responsible for bringing the sounds of progressive pop/rock-oriented flamenco

to a world-wide audience. The family band started out in Palermo, a city in southern Italy during the 1960s.

After family business stalled in Italy, their father Cosimo

made a decision to take his family to New York to start a new life. This gave their mother Grazia the lead way needed to pursue her dreams in seeing her children build careers in their already musical family lineage.

The family legacy of musicians has

been pleasing crowds of all types. Music and performance is in there blood, and there's nothing they love more than seeing their guests and audience have a good time.

Source:: https://youtu.be/FEdxQuXv4Yg

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Joe Bussey Trio
May
3
to May 4

Joe Bussey Trio

Currently living in Montclair, New Jersey,  Joe Bussey  is a professional bass player in the NYC, New Jersey area.  He performs regularly with the French gypsy band Manouche Bag, gypsy guitar virtuoso Stephane Wrembel,  and the R&B band The PJB's.  His performance credits include jazz singers Lezlie Harrison, Champian Fulton, Lauren Henderson, Marianne Sullivan and many others. Jazz instrumentalist performance credits include Tom Harrell, Robert Glasper, Ty Sean Sorrey,  Jeremy Pelt, and Jerry Weldon to name only a few.   From 2005 to 2013 he was the bass player for the Gospel legend Joshua Nelson. Joe graduated from Mason Gross School of the Arts in 2000 with a BM degree in Jazz Performance specializing in upright and electric bass.  Joe also doubles on guitar and performs with it regularly.  He studied ear training and classical piano with Jeff Goldstein from 2000 to 2010 and has a full teaching studio of bass, piano and guitar students. 

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John Monnecka
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

John Monnecka

John Monnecka offers up a total package rarely seen among contemporary singer/songwriters. As technically skilled a guitarist and musical arranger as any great in the business, his edgy and soulful, baritone vocals may arguably be richer. And then there’s the passion. From his smouldering, blues-infused, acoustic guitar work lasting up to four hours without a break, to the most gut-wrenching love song poured out as though a private confession, it is John Monnecka’s passion as a live performer which defines the core of his music. And it is precisely this element which eludes capture by any studio recording, however well produced. John Monnecka must be seen and heard live to be experienced fully.

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The Feature Artist Series:  Music Beyond Measure's "Love Is"
Apr
24
7:30 PM19:30

The Feature Artist Series: Music Beyond Measure's "Love Is"

This month's Feature Artist Series introduces Music Beyond Measure's phenomenal mission and work to MSC and the Montclair community. Jazz sensations, The Jamale Davis Group, and jazz vocalist, Joy F. Brown, lead the performance which celebrates stories of love and redemption and highlights music written by trauma survivors.

Jamale Davis started studying bass in 2003 as a means of actively understanding what it takes to express oneself via the art of Jazz. His studies consisted of playing along to records and teaching himself to read music, but his best education was hanging at Smalls and Fat Cat, his musical home. These places inspired Jamale in the cultivation of his particular aesthetics to bass playing: the acoustic, non-microphone approach, gut string setup with a concentrated lean towards more straight-ahead bebop idiom translated in his repertoire and approach to everything musical.  Jamale is known for his tenure and continued correspondence with unsung hero Ned Goold, where he's held resident bassist for many years while recording a number of albums. He’s played for many years at Smalls.  Since 2012, he’s led The Jamale Davis Group throughout many venues in the NYC/NJ area, including playing with top musicians on the scene today. He released his debut album, Worker’s Comp, on Gut String Records in 2015, and second album, We Worked In The Bricks, in 2017.


Joy Brown received her initial musical training at the Pentacostal Church under the tutelage of her father, a singer and musician. She began singing solos at age five.  It was in the church that Joy tapped into the ability to "feel the spirit" of a song. She attended Immaculata University where she concentrated on studies of Music Education and Performance. In 2016, she moved to New York City to study, perform, and pursue a career as a jazz vocalist. She's  regularly performed in such venerable venues as Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, The Django, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Sag Harbor Music Festival.

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