Music

John Monnecka
Jan
18
to Jan 19

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
Jan
19
to Jan 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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Kelley Andre and Organic Soul
Jan
24
9:00 PM21:00

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
Jan
25
to Jan 26

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
Jan
26
to Jan 27

Danielle

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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The Incomparable Antar and Friends
Jan
17
9:00 PM21:00

The Incomparable Antar and Friends

A Berklee College of Music alumni, groove is at the heart of bassist and composer Antar Goodwin’s playing. He is one of New York’s first-call players.

Equally comfortable in the studio and on stage, he has played electric and acoustic bass on many of NYC’s best stages.

Born in Philly, Antar spent the early part of his life moving with his family. His strong desire to play showed at a very early age. By the age of five, he was playing drums, and by seven, piano and classical violin.  His earliest memories are of plunking out melodies on his family’s worn out piano or beating out rhythms on chairs. By the time he was in his teens, he was playing bass, guitar, piano and began to seriously write songs.

Antar has collaborated with many greats in the music industry including:  Sting, Lauryn Hill, Abbey Lincoln, MIZE, Tutu, Benny Golson, Ezina LeBlanc, Matisyahu and Patty Smyth.

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Danielle
Jan
12
to Jan 13

Danielle

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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John Monnecka
Jan
11
to Jan 12

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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Adrien Chevalier
Jan
10
9:00 PM21:00

Adrien Chevalier

http://adrienchevalier.com

Born in Provence, South of France, into a family of violinists, Adrien Chevalier began his musical education at the Avignon Classical Conservatory, where he studied for 12 years before moving to Paris: there he developed his passion for Gypsy jazz and Eastern European music. He created Pad Brapad, a musical ensemble specializing in Balkan folklore, with whom he performed all over Europe, participating in the most renowned Word Music festivals. Adrien Chevalier then settled down in the French capital and joined the Grüss Circus orchestra, while also studying at the CMDL jazz school with master violinist Didier Lockwood.
His artistic collaboration with Tatiana Eva-Marie inspired him to move to New York City where he co-founded the Avalon Jazz Band with her. Adrien Chevalier continued his work as a film composer (Canal +, France 3…) and founded the Hot Club of New York with whom he performed at the New York Hot Jazz Festival in 2014. Adrien Chevalier often collaborates with renowned Gypsy jazz artists such as Stéphane Wrembel and Olli Soikkeli.
In 2015, he created Aramis Entertainment, an agency specializing in authentic, acoustic music for private events, contributing to the New York trad and swing scene’s growth in prosperity. Adrien is currently preparing his first solo album with compositions inspired by Gypsy Jazz, Tango and Eastern European folklore.

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Joe Bussey Trio
Jan
4
to Jan 5

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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The Incomparable Antar and Friends
Dec
31
to Jan 1

The Incomparable Antar and Friends

A Berklee College of Music alumni, groove is at the heart of bassist and composer Antar Goodwin’s playing. He is one of New York’s first-call players.

Equally comfortable in the studio and on stage, he has played electric and acoustic bass on many of NYC’s best stages.

Born in Philly, Antar spent the early part of his life moving with his family. His strong desire to play showed at a very early age. By the age of five, he was playing drums, and by seven, piano and classical violin.  His earliest memories are of plunking out melodies on his family’s worn out piano or beating out rhythms on chairs. By the time he was in his teens, he was playing bass, guitar, piano and began to seriously write songs.

Antar has collaborated with many greats in the music industry including:  Sting, Lauryn Hill, Abbey Lincoln, MIZE, Tutu, Benny Golson, Ezina LeBlanc, Matisyahu and Patty Smyth.

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The Incomparable Antar and Friends
Dec
31
7:25 PM19:25

The Incomparable Antar and Friends

A Berklee College of Music alumni, groove is at the heart of bassist and composer Antar Goodwin’s playing. He is one of New York’s first-call players.

Equally comfortable in the studio and on stage, he has played electric and acoustic bass on many of NYC’s best stages.

Born in Philly, Antar spent the early part of his life moving with his family. His strong desire to play showed at a very early age. By the age of five, he was playing drums, and by seven, piano and classical violin.  His earliest memories are of plunking out melodies on his family’s worn out piano or beating out rhythms on chairs. By the time he was in his teens, he was playing bass, guitar, piano and began to seriously write songs.

Antar has collaborated with many greats in the music industry including:  Sting, Lauryn Hill, Abbey Lincoln, MIZE, Tutu, Benny Golson, Ezina LeBlanc, Matisyahu and Patty Smyth.

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Max Munoz
Dec
20
8:45 PM20:45

Max Munoz

At the age of eight, Max had been listening to his uncle play trumpet, and he transposed the music onto a piano entirely by ear. He took to keys quickly and began studying at School of Rock Montclair, where his instructors further discovered Max’s exceptional talents as a vocalist. At age 15, he was selected to the School of Rock All-Stars – with recognition as one of the top 175 (out of 30,000) students internationally – and played 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. In addition to School of Rock, Max is the lead vocalist and keyboardist of Mind Hazard, an original blues-infused rock band. Mind Hazard will be recording its debut EP in early 2019. Max’s performance at the Montclair Social Club will spotlight his favorite genre of music, soul. 

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Danielle
Dec
15
to Dec 16

Danielle

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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John Monnecka
Dec
14
to Dec 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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Michaela McClain
Dec
13
to Dec 14

Michaela McClain

Michaela McClain, winner of the 2013 "Best Indie Act" at the Jersey Acoustic Music Awards, is a critically-acclaimed, folk-soul singer/songwriter with a "warm groove" and "rich mezzo-soprano voice." Growing up in a musical family, and the youngest of six singing sisters, Michaela performed widely in choirs, concerts, and special events throughout her young life and, in 2011, began writing and performing her own music, touring extensively throughout New York and New Jersey with drummer Meredith Foreman, guitarist Raul Abbad, and bassist Brad Schwartzseid. Since the formation of The Michaela McClain Band, Michaela has performed over two hundred live concerts, with her band and in intimate solo engagements. 

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John Monnecka - Guitar and Vocals
Dec
7
to Dec 8

John Monnecka - Guitar and Vocals

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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Kelley Andre and Organic Soul
Dec
6
to Dec 7

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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Kurt Thum
Dec
5
7:30 PM19:30

Kurt Thum

Kurt Thum is a NYC based keyboardist/producer/songwriter. Having started playing piano at age 4, music has played a major role in his life. Since then he has recorded for artists such as Keith Urban, Nick Jonas, Kelsea Ballerini, and worked with notable producers including Jason Evigan, Gian Stone, and Ben Rice.  As a performer, Kurt has played with a diverse assortment of ensembles including Jazz, Hip hop, R&B, Latin, Country, Rock, and many others. He has performed in major venues across the country including Lincoln Center, NY's Central Park, and John Paul Jones Arena, Brooklyn Bowl, and many others.

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Danielle
Dec
1
to Dec 2

Danielle

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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Joe Bussey Trio
Nov
30
to Dec 1

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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Nov
29
9:00 PM21:00

The Incomparable Antar and Friends

A Berklee College of Music alumni, groove is at the heart of bassist and composer Antar Goodwin’s playing. He is one of New York’s first-call players.

Equally comfortable in the studio and on stage, he has played electric and acoustic bass on many of NYC’s best stages.

Born in Philly, Antar spent the early part of his life moving with his family. His strong desire to play showed at a very early age. By the age of five, he was playing drums, and by seven, piano and classical violin.  His earliest memories are of plunking out melodies on his family’s worn out piano or beating out rhythms on chairs. By the time he was in his teens, he was playing bass, guitar, piano and began to seriously write songs.

Antar has collaborated with many greats in the music industry including:  Sting, Lauryn Hill, Abbey Lincoln, MIZE, Tutu, Benny Golson, Ezina LeBlanc, Matisyahu and Patty Smyth.

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Danielle
Nov
17
to Nov 18

Danielle

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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Joe Bussey Trio
Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

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 - Guitar and Vocals
Nov
9
to Nov 10

John Monnecka - Guitar and Vocals

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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