The M.A.K. series of all-inclusive worlds-bridging modern music, from the traditional jazz songs opener with cabaret star Aaron Bond to the inventive and world music of Lola Danza, the curator of the event.
Lola Danza with traditional Korean music, DJ Nastee, Lola Danza's original compositions, ZenBeatz, and Aaron Bond will begin the proceedings.
122 Rivington Street
New York, NY
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 7:00 pm
Come and join the music as Lola Danza and Nikka Arts music and arts foundation unveil the third night of the new music series M.A.K., this Sunday April 17, starting at 7 pmק am. Happy hour starts at 7 pm, plus half off one on-tap beer all night!
The M.A.K. music series reveals leading creative musicians to the public and is focusing on the new music being made by musicians who are generally jazz-oriented, but who are also adding other influences to the mix such as rock, world and classical music. The series also features other performers from traditional vocal jazz to avant-garde. There is a dance party with a DJ from 11 pm to 12pm.
The series is actively supported by many leading artists including vocalists Sheila Jordan and Judi Silvano, drummer Kendrick Scott, bassist Albey Balgochian, guitarist Ben Monder, and saxophonist Noah Preminger, to name a few. A unique feature of the series is that each night will schedule six one-hour sets of strongly contrasting music. Given the star nature of many of the performers, this will effectively make M.A.C. a series of one-night festivals.
To kick things off, there will often be traditional jazz and cabaret songs at 7pm during the cocktail happy hour: tonight there is esteemed performer Aaron Bond, who has worked with Philip Springer, the writer of Santa Baby," and How Little We Know" (for Frank Sinatra), Marvin Hamlisch, and even with Yip Harburg, who wrote the lyrics of Over The Rainbow."
The series is founded by Lola Danza:
Jazz has had many forms and styles. Singer and composer Lola Danza is leading an intriguing new area of exploration in the music, blending classical and rock music with improvisation in her dramatic compositions. Floating and full of meaning, her voice is an intuitive instrument that blends mellifluously with her impressionistic, visionary and emotional music." All About Jazz, Simon Harper.
With a stunning voice that elongates words and phrases with almost ethereal clarity, Danza follows her own muse stylistically, preferring the spare and airy to the busy and hot."Boston Herald, Bob Young .
Lola will also be performing at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC (on May 13, 2011).