Nov
28
to Nov 29

2 Shows 1 Night - J.Hoard x Reuben Cainer

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J. Hoard is a Brooklyn based singer and songwriter on the Grammy Award-winning “Coloring Book”. Since moving to BK he’s served as the vocalist of the legendary hip-hop curated jam, The Lesson, in NYC lower east side. Over the last three year’s J. Hoard’s voice, lyrical genius, and fashion has become a staple in the urban and traditional music scenes. In 2015, he was a featured artist in the Montreal Jazz Festival program, that same year he successfully provided a vocal program for the Xalapa Jazz Festival in Mexico. The following year he was praised in Downbeat Magazine for his concert during the opening ceremony and second vocal program of the Xalapa Jazz Festival. During these years he also toured with Anna Wise & Sonnymoon as well as shared bills and stages with Bilal, The Stepkids, Kimbra, Meshell Ndegeocello and Pharoahe Monch.  Beyond performance and teaching, J. Hoard is studio centered. Since summer 2015 J. Hoard has released reflective music intended to provide healing via urban beat production and vibrant melodies. This was first achieved on his EP entitled "Feel Good". The following single, "Arctic", received excellent response in the July '16 Sofar Sounds live premier. "Sirens", was premiered on Okayplayer during Grammy week 2017 and went on to be featured on Noisey Radio (Beats1 Apple Music Station).

Heroic Dose is a brand new musical project from bass player and producer Reuben Cainer.  Hailing from the UK, Cainer has always been drawn to the house music and techno of his home country. As a writer-producer he has worked with acts such as Animus Rexx, Jagara and Big Yuki and scored the interactive VR experience ‘Horizons’ alongside Bonobo and My Panda Shall Fly.  Inspired by the sounds of record labels such as Hessle Audio, R&S and Hemlock Records, Cainer aspires to faithfully bring electronic music out of the club and onto the stage.

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Oct
25
10:15 PM22:15

J. Hoard 'Hearts On Tour' Release Show

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"J. Hoard is a Brooklyn based singer and songwriter on the Grammy Award winning “Coloring Book”. Since moving to BK he’s served as vocalist of the legendary hip-hop curated jam, The Lesson, in LES. Over the last three year’s J. Hoard’s voice, lyrical genius, and fashion has become a staple in the urban and traditional music scenes. 

In 2015 he was a featured artists in the Montrael Jazz Festival program, that same year he successfully provided a vocal program for the Xalapa Jazz Festival in Mexico. The following year he was praised in Downbeat Magazine for his concert during opening ceremony and second vocal program of the Xalapa Jazz Festival. During these years he also toured with Anna Wise & Sonnymoon as well as shared bills and stages with Bilal, The Stepkids, Kimbra, Meshell Ndegeocello and Pharoahe Monch. 

Beyond performance and teaching, J. Hoard is studio centered. Since summer 2015 J. Hoard has released reflective music intended to provide healing via urban beat production and vibrant melodies. This was first achieved on his EP entitled "Feel Good". The following single, "Arctic", received excellent response in the July '16 Sofar Sounds live premier. "Sirens", was premiered on Okayplayer during Grammy week 2017 and went on to be featured on Noisey Radio (Beats1 Apple Music Station). It has since remained in rotation.

Lastly, J. Hoard is a recent two time Grammy recipient due to his songwriting contribution on Chance the Rapper's hit, "No Problem".

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Sep
8
to Sep 23

HYUKOH 혁오 'tour' 2017 NORTH AMERICA

The hit Korean indie band HYUKOH starts their first world tour and is about to embark their North America tour right now, across 7 cities including Toronto, Boston, NYC, Vancouver, San Francisco, Seattle and Los Angeles. 

9/08 - Toronto, CN @Opera House
9/10 - Boston, MA @Middle East
9/11 - New York, NY @Irving Plaza
9/14 - Vancouver, BC @Albatross Music Festival
9/15 - San Francisco, CA @Soical Hall
9/17 - Seattle, WA @Columbia City Theater
9/19 - Los Angeles, CA The Mayan
9/23 - Arcadia, CA Modern Sky Festival 2017 - Los Angeles

Meet the four 24 year olds that stirred up the Korean indie scene, whom proudly claimed the title: 'Band of the New Generation’ in only about a year after their debut. 

The band expresses the essence of youth—wild and free but also empty and deserted— not only by the music, but also through their videos, fashions, and performances.

Band Members
- OH, HYUK 오혁 (PROD. / VOCAL / GUITAR)
https://www.instagram.com/hyukoh2000/
- LIM, HYUNJAE 임현제 (GUITAR)
https://www.instagram.com/rockrockrokk/
- IM, DONGGEON 임동건 (BASS)
https://www.instagram.com/rough_talker/
- LEE, INWOO 이인우 (DRUMS)
https://www.instagram.com/inuyashaismygod/

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May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Post-rock sensation JAMBINAI's first show in New York City

Jambinai sound less like a band than a force of nature, fusing the full dramatic range of post-rock dynamics to Korean folk roots to create an exhilarating, vivid and unique fusion. Their instrumental music is coloured by Kim’s fiddle-like haegum, Ilwoo Lee’s guitar and piri (a Korean flute made of bamboo) and Eun Youg Sim’s geomungo, a Korean zither. They met studying traditional music at Korea’s National University of Arts, and found they were united by a desire to present such music in a new way, “to communicate with the ordinary person who doesn’t listen to Korean traditional music,” says Lee, the band’s principal writer. This makeover, however, eschews previous Korean modernists, who Lee says have used western classical music or jazz, for a molten fusion of metal, rock and experimental sound. “We’re darker than other Korean traditional bands,” Lee adds, with considerable understatement.

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Feb
13
8:00 PM20:00

[RE-SCHEDULING] CHAMELEON TRIO - LATIN JAZZ MONDAY AT SUBROSA

The Chameleon Trio is an exciting international ensemble whose three members bring unique musical perspectives from their homes in Brazil, South Korea, and the United States in interpreting jazz and Brazilian standards. Abelita Mateus (piano/vocals), Daseul Kim(bass), and Phil Gillette (drums/percussion) are dedicated to integrating their eclectic musical tastes and their love of interactive music into an energetic performance, and strive to engage audiences around the world by sharing their joy and passion for music.

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Jan
5
7:00 PM19:00

SORI: The Global Sounds of Korea Showcase on Thursday, January 5th, 2017

SORI Showcase brings Korea's top genre-bending bands to the U.S. in their first APAP|NYC showcase. Unbound by genre definitions music, the first SORI Showcase 2017 will present a bold program featuring Korea's top dynamic artists who bridge musical categories of traditional, jazz, rock, pop, and world music at the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) Global Performing Arts Conference.

BLACK STRING (7:00-7:30 PM)
Korean traditional instrumentation meets contemporary improvisational sounds

HAN CHUNGEUN BAND (7:45-8:15 PM)
Contemporary folk music meets the bamboo flute

SSINGSSING (8:30-9:00 PM)
Shamanistic Korean folk meets rock

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Dec
3
to Dec 4

CROWN at Rockwood Music Hall [Stage 3]

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Via self-exploring questions and anecdotes sung to ambient soundscapes, CROWN seeks to understand why... not as an exercise in existential analysis, but rather a needed critique of social conditioning that defines our understanding of love, life and society. in a bid to reimagine hippy philosophy for the 21st century, CROWN centralizes her lyrics to instill a message of resistance, openness and honesty: deconstructing taboos, challenging identity constructs and facing the psycho-emotional head on.

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Oct
12
8:30 PM20:30

Lisa 리사 feat. Jesse Fischer - Love Is Soul Attraction Vol. 2

With 3 full-length albums, 12 digital singles, 17 features on collaborations, 7 OSTs, and 8 musicals under her belt with a 9th on the way this coming winter, Lisa is no rookie in the K-pop scene. Though she is known for her ballads as a solo artists, she has also collaborated with the likes of Dynamic Duo, Verbal Jint, and Epik High, and starred in musicals with Key of SHINee, Yunho of TVXQ!, Yoseop of B2ST, and G.O and Seungho of MBLAQ. -moonROK-

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Sep
22
9:00 PM21:00

HAVANA CONCOURSE MUSIC SERIES presents: Cuban pianist Dayramir Gonzalez

With a decade of experience and success in the international jazz community, Havana native Dayramir Gonzalez is ready to take New York City by storm. His innovative style, energetic performances, and impressive musical scholarship have gained him recognition and awards many artists only dream of. But Gonzalez is looking forward, to his next decade, and is prepared to make it even better than the last.

Gonzalez was born in the humble Havana neighborhood of Cerro, during what is referred to in Cuba as “the special period” and known as one of the toughest economic times in Cuba’s history. Although the island severely lacked many of the basic necessities, it continued to support and promote musical education on the island.

Gonzalez’s young life centered on music. His father, Fabian Gonzalez, (a successful Afro-Cuban jazz trumpet player) became a driving force and inspiration in his musical development. At the age of eight he began attending Paulita Concepcion Elementary School of Music, where he found his instrument, the piano. He was later accepted to Cuba’s famed National High School for the Arts (ENA).

Gonzalez kept busy during his time at ENA. In his first year at there, at the age of 16, former Irakere singer and percussionist Oscar Valdes discovered him. He was invited to become a founding member, pianist and composer for Diakara. After three successful years with Oscar, Cuban drumming legend, Giraldo Piloto discovered Gonzalez, yet again and invited him to join Klimax, and would perform and record with them for the next six years.

In 2004, he won first place in performance at the annual JoJazz festival and competition known as Havana’s top venue for up and coming jazz performers. In 2005, he won first place in the composition category and won his first record deal with the national record label Colibri. He recorded his first album with his recently founded group Habana enTRANCé, which became for him the perfect platform to develop his skills as artist, bandleader, and composer. This album would later win three Cubadisco, known as the Grammy’s of Cuba, for Best Debut Album, Best Jazz Album, and Best Engineered Recording.

Gonzalez was accepted to the prestigious Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) in Havana, where he spent four years studying composition with renowned professor Juan Piñera. Even with his intensified workload and studies, Gonzalez was invited by now long-time friend and mentor Chucho Valdes to open the Havana Jazz Festival in 2008. This prestigious invitation proved as a sign for what was to come. In 2009, Gonzalez received an exciting invitation to prepare an application and audition for the venerable Berklee School of Music in Boston. His acceptance to the school made him the first Cuban national to receive a full scholarship. In 2011, in only his second year at the institution, Gonzalez was signed by Berklee’s Jazz Revelation Records and became the face of the label. In that same year, he was selected as one of the top five pianists in Berklee’s annual Piano Gala, performing at the Berklee Performance Center.

In 2012, he was invited to perform at Carnegie Hall as part of their Voices of Latin America series, along with Chucho Valdes, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Danilo Perez, Egberto Gismonti and Aldo Lopez-Gavilan. His performance was later featured in the Wall Street Journal. In 2013, Gonzalez graduated Berklee Summa Cum Laude, after receiving the Wayne Shorter Award for Most Outstanding Composer of the Year.

After graduating, Gonzalez moved to New York where he currently resides. In his short time in the city Gonzalez has made his long time dream of creating his own space for musical education and development a reality by creating the “Art School of Contemporary Performance and Creativity.” This music school is based on the Cuban school of thought, which focuses on a more comprehensive approach to music education at the elementary school level. His goal is to create musical education, which is accessible to all students and families, especially those in low-income neighborhoods.

A few months ago, he decided to come back to the studio to record his second album, “The Grand Concourse” to be released in 2016. This ambitious project presents Gonzalez not only as a performer, but also as a composer, arranger, orchestrator and bandleader. An album full of dynamic musical settings from string quartet, full orchestra, solo piano choir and Afro Cuban jazz septet.

Gonzalez is building his legacy in America, and is positioning himself as a leader in the Afro-Cuban Jazz community.

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Jul
1
to Jul 3

Night of Soul feat. KIM TAE WOO 김태우 with Super Session - Washington DC(7/1) & NYC(7/3)

"I can say without a doubt that Kim Tae Woo's New York City concert at Rockwood Music Hall was one of the most entertaining nights of music I have had in a very long time. Not only was it filled with amazing music but some of the most memorable K-Pop moments I have ever experienced."                        -2014 Adrienne Stanley from KpopStarz-

Click to watch Special shout out from K-Pop stars! EXID, Baek A Yeon & CLC!

Intimate Live Performance by Kim Tae Woo + Super Session "I can say without a doubt that Kim Tae Woo's New York City concert at Rockwood Music Hall was one of the most entertaining nights of music I have had in a very long time.

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May
12
6:00 PM18:00

Pieces of Us @The Korea Society

Co-presented by The Korea Society and 7000Miles, Pieces of Us brings together four composers and four directors to showcase their original works live. Recognizing the emerging Korean talent in both the film and music industries, this event will highlight eight upcoming Korean-American artists while providing a space for networking and collaboration.

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Ian Bamberger Trio @Rockwood Music Hall "Stage1"
Apr
22
to Apr 23

Ian Bamberger Trio @Rockwood Music Hall "Stage1"

The Ian Bamberger Trio evolved from Ian Bamberger’s debut EP Those Girls back in 2013. Upon completing his first solo project Ian had a realization - music was something he had to do. It was Ian’s vision to create something modern and new that was reminiscent of the hard hitting rock n' roll bands of the 70’s and 80’s. Ian’s first CD, Those Girls, was a five song EP full of catchy solos, memorable riffs, and melodic choruses. It was around this time that good fortune knocked (thank you Jon Leidersdorff) on the door of Ian’s basement rehearsal studio. Dr. Bill Grillo figured he’d spend an hour or so going over a few songs; instead, Bill and Ian jammed all night. It was an instant connection! That same instant connection was to be repeated in early 2014 when Adam Gerver joined the band on bass. This is when the Ian Bamberger Trio sound started coming into its own. The group began playing shows throughout the tri-city area. The band has garnered a reputation for its fresh and compelling live performances. Bassist Adam Gerver combines the aggression of Flea with the virtuosity of bassists James Jamerson and Jaco Pastorius. Bill Grillo, no less a talent, comes straight out of the school of Stewart Copeland. Ian Bamberger counts among his influences Duane Allmon, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Jack White, and John Mayer. 

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Freelance "Late Night Groove" @Blue Note NY
Apr
8
to Apr 9

Freelance "Late Night Groove" @Blue Note NY

Freelance is an American band based in Harlem, NY. Their sound is influenced by genres such as electronic fusion, jazz, alternative rock, and neo soul, to name a few. By design, the name itself is the best way to define their genre, considering they are not committed to any specific music style. Their sound is Freelance. The band currently consists of founding leaders, Tim "Smithsoneon" Smith (Vocals) and Chad Selph (Keyboards), along with Craig Hill (saxophone), Yasser Tejeda (guitar), Justin Tyson (drums), and David Ginyard (bass). Each band member possesses an extensive resume, reflecting a wide range of established artists such as Jesse J, Kenny Garrett, Walter Beasley, Prince Royce, Solange, Esperanza Spalding, and many more. The origins of Freelance began at Berklee College of Music, in Boston, where they developed their craft while establishing close friendships. It is this friendship that propelled them to create their own sound and begin to perform around the greater area of Boston. Through a new progressive sound, they intend to uplift spirits and raise awareness, while exuding a familiar energy that people can relate to. They intend to inspire their audience to live freely and pursue their passions; to "Live Freelance". 

Tim "Smithsoneon" Smith - Vocals
Chad Selph - Keyboards
Craig Hill - Saxophone
Yasser Tejeda - Guitar
Justin Tyson - Drums
David Ginyard - Bass

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Isaiah Jamel @Rockwood Music Hall "Stage 1"
Apr
7
10:00 PM22:00

Isaiah Jamel @Rockwood Music Hall "Stage 1"

Isaiah Jamel is a humble Singer/Songwriter/Musician who is taking his music to new levels.  Soulful, Original and Relevant have been words used to describe the versatility heard throughout his musical portraits. In the upcoming release of his sophomore album "Transparency," Isaiah Jamel is reaching deep in his portrayal of life's experiences, emotional ups and downs and Spiritual vulnerabilities. "The Band" was formed to take this concept to an even higher level.  With Isaiah Jamel's musical journey having started as a keyboardist/organist he is creating a new sound.

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Samora Pinderhughes @Rockwood Music Hall "Stage 2"
Mar
23
to Mar 24

Samora Pinderhughes @Rockwood Music Hall "Stage 2"

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Samora Abayomi Pinderhughes is a world-renowned pianist and composer who uses music to issue challenging questions about social justice and identity. Samora has performed in venues including the White House, the Blue Note, MoMA, the Sundance Film Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, and Carnegie Hall, and tours internationally with artists including Branford Marsalis, Christian Scott, Jose James, Harvey Mason, and Emily King.

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