Ginny's Supper Club
India.Arie Just Added! - Monday - April 13!Marc Cary
- Album Release Party!
Damien Sneed, Brianna Thomas, Michael Mwenso, Fela! & More!Ginny's Supper Club
at Red Rooster - Harlem
310 Lenox Ave. (Between 125th & 126th)
New York, NY 10027
Monday, April 13
An intimate acoustic evening with India.Arie
Celebrating her first book:
Songversation: I Am Light
Call now for reservations!
India will perform an acoustic set as well as speak about her upcoming book that is launching April 14th (a series of essays being released on her website) A special guest will lead the discussion with her.
Thursday, April 16
REVIVE BIG BAND LED BY IGMAR THOMAS
7:30PM & 9:30PM
Heralded by the Village Voice for having some of New York City's most electrifying young lions in jazz, Revive Big Band has a finger on the pulse of today's emerging progressive sound while pointing to things yet to come for a new era of music. Formed in 2010 by trumpeter, composer and arranger Igmar Thomas, this multi-generational ensemble knows no limits while seeking to advance, celebrate and re-imagine sonic freedom in big band form. The Revive Big Band's well-honed musical sensibilities powerfully synthesize the art of the beat, treatment of melody, reverence of the standard, and nuances of time. Expanding the contemporary canon of composition as it dwells at the intersection of jazz, hip hop, soul and beyond, the band's repertoire features original compositions and inventive orchestrations of jazz standards and contemporary classics by artists ranging from Oliver Nelson, Wayne Shorter and Freddie Hubbard to A Tribe Called Quest, G.U.R.U, DJ Premier, Bilal and more, in never seen before and sometimes never to be seen again live performances. Cover: $15
Friday, April 17 & Saturday, April 18
MARC CARY PRESENTS RHODES AHEAD VOLUME 2 - ALBUM RELEASE PARTY
7:30PM & 9:30PM
Electro-Acoustic keyboard wizard Marc Cary, (#1 Rising Keyboardist in DownBeat's 2014 Critics Poll), celebrates his 20th anniversary as a recording artist with Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2 (Motema), a powerhouse follow-up to his seminal 1999 release Rhodes Ahead Vol. 1.
Keeping the original heavyweight trio of Cary, Terreon Gully and Tarus Mateen intact, Cary's fierce new project puts the iconic Fender Rhodes sound front and center, fusing drum n' bass, EDM and acoustic jazz, funk and rock influences, creating yet another visionary project to follow up his triumphant 2013 releases For The Love of Abbey and Four Directions. As the original Rhodes Ahead introduced Marc Cary as one of his generation's greatest innovators, heralding the electro-acoustic jazz sound that became prevalent in the 2000's, Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2 is a testament to Cary's prolific and forward-thinking vision, versatility and creativity. Cover: $20
Sunday, April 19
DAMIEN SNEED: GOSPEL OPEN MIC & SHOWCASE
Starts at 7:00PM
Internationally acclaimed Gospel and Classical artist, Damien Sneed, will host a Gospel Open Mic and Showcase Let the Praise Continue." The monthly event will feature both national and independent recording artists. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the showcase will begin at 7:00 p.m. The monthly showcase dates are scheduled on Sunday, April 19, and Sunday, May 17. Cover: $15
Thursday, April 23rd
Presented with the Harlem Arts Festival
Whether she's fronting a symphony in British Columbia or leading an intimate jazz trio in Manhattan, Ms. Braden has the innate ability to win the heart of any audience with her powerhouse vocals and striking stage presence.
Winner of New York City's prestigious Best of the Best" Jazzmobile Vocal Competition, Braden's signature sound is an effortless blend of jazz and soul. Her knock-out debut album Soul Walk is composed of high-energy originals and flipped-out" jazz standards. Producer Misha Piatigorsky says, As a singer, Emily has no boundaries. She gives me goose bumps." Braden has performed at notable NYC venues such as the Blue Note Jazz Club (Late Night Groove Series), Smalls Jazz Club, the Kitano, Rockwood Music Hall and the Iridium Jazz Club as well as on international festival circuits. Cover: $10
Saturday, April 25
MICHAEL MWENSO, BRIANNA THOMAS & THE SHAKES
7:30PM & 9:30PM
From a young age, the Sierra Leone-born singer, Michael Mwenso, has held his own with artists like James Brown in addition to playing and leading his own bands around the world. In 2010, Mwenso, personally invited by Wynton Marsalis, joined the programming team at Jazz at Lincoln Center, where he now heads the After-Hours program at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. Mwenso has performed with Jon Hendricks, Jamie Cullum, Reginald Veal, Maceo Parker, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Marsalis and more. He leads a young band full of talent. The Shakes" are made up of the most talented young musicians in New York.
Brianna Thomas has captivated the world's major jazz festivals and concert halls from Montreaux, Umbria, North Sea to Switzerland and many other global stops. Her voice is brilliantly balanced with sharpness and depth. She controls ballads and navigates skats with tremendous poise and grace. Voted Best of the Best among New York's vocalists, Thomas was the winner of New York City's Jazzmobile Vocal Competition. She's made her magical presence felt on stage with a number of jazz luminaries including Herland Riley, Reginald Veal, Houston Person, Wes Anderson, Christian McBride and Wynton Marsalis. Cover: $15