NYC: Get Open ‘The Week-End’ Album Release Party @ Drom – March 7

 

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Established in 1994, hip-hop collective Get Open have been doing their thing for some time now, rocking stages in the US and abroad. They’ve just released a new album called The Week-End and are inviting all you lovely folks out for their album release party this Friday, March 7 at Drom! Get a taste of the hypnotizing tunes below, and ready yourself for some serious goodness.

Live performances will feature the legendary DJ Rob Swift, Stix Bones on drums, Baba Israel, Karnage and other special guests!

You can grab their Black Book mixtape for free at Bandcamp.

Event Details
Get Open The Week-End Record Release Party
Friday March 7, 2014

Doors 6:30p; Show 7:30p
Tickets: $10
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Drom
85 Avenue A
New York City

Rest In Peace, Chico Hamilton

 

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Legendary jazz musician and leader of the Euphoria ensemble Chico Hamilton has passed away.

Coming up as a rising jazz drummer alongside other heavyweights such as Charles Mingus in high school, Chico played with Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday, Gerry Mulligan and others, cementing himself as a force to be reckoned with early on.

In 1987, he helped found the New School University Jazz & Contemporary Music Program in NYC, a place dear to many of our hearts.

His ensembles helped develop talent like Gabor Szabo and Larry Coryell, amongst many others. Chico is also credited as an influence for many contemporary talents such as Carlos Santana, Joe Claussell, Jose James, Mark de Clive-Lowe and Thievery Corporation.

Honored as a “Living Jazz Legend” by the Kennedy Center and as an NEA Jazz Master, Chico Hamilton was seminal to the jazz community, culture, and history. Material from his October 2013 recordings with his Euphoria ensemble will be released as the The Inquiring Mind in early 2014.

We are grateful to have had Chico as part of our own history here at Giant Step as well – he will be sorely missed.

The ongoing event series, Celebrating the Life & Music of Foreststorn ‘Chico’ Hamilton will continue on December 15 at Drom in NYC. Come out and pay homage to one of the greats.

NYC: Rebel Tumbao Album Pre-Release Event @ Drom – Oct 28

 

Rebel Tumbao (pronounced Toom-Ba-ou) is a spirited 12-piece band led by Matt Jenson (keys) and José Claussell (multi-percussionist). Their music fuses contemporary Cuban son and Jamaican roots reggae with soul, funk, and jazz to create a mood that can only be explained as rousing.

Get to know the band in the video clip above and get familiar with some more of the music below! On October 28, join Rebel Tumbao for their album pre-release event at Drom and get lifted. Also, be sure not to miss the special DJ set by legendary Joe Claussell. Details below!

Event Details
Rebel Tumbao Album Pre-Release Event
w/ DJ set by Joe Claussell

Monday, October 28
Doors 7.30PM / Show 9PM

Tickets: $10 adv / $15 door
Purchase tickets

Drom
85 Avenue A
New York, NY

New Release: David Virelles – ‘Continuum’ + NYC Album Release Party @ Drom – Dec 12

 

Hailed by the New York Times and playing in the esteemed bands of Ravi Coltrane, Chris Potter, and Tomasz Stanko, David Virelles has become a highly sought after young jazz pianist on the rise.

His sophomore album, Continuum, will be released tomorrow. In collaboration with drummer Andrew Cyrille, bassist Ben Street, and Cuban folkloric percussionist/poet Román Díaz, he work pays homage to Cuban culture traversing topics of society, art, and ritual in its journey.

Watch the video for the stirring single, “One,” above and download it below!

On December 12, New Yorkers can join David for an intimate live performance of the album along with special guest DJs Questlove and Tyondai Braxton. More details below!

Also, read the New York Times article on David to get a closer look at the new album.



David Virelles – “One” [MP3 via Dropbox]

Event Details
Continuum Album Release Party
Wednesday, December 12

DJ sets by Questlove and Tyondai Braxton
Featuring a live performance by David Virelles

Doors 9:30pm

Tickets: $10 advance / $15 door
Purchase tickets

Drom
85 Ave A (btw 5th and 6th)
New York, NY

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NYC: Church Returns to DROM on Friday, 10/5 with Mark de Clive-Lowe, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson & DJ Scribe (I Love Vinyl)

Join us this Friday as Church continues with internationally-renowned DJ, producer, remixer, composer, musician, and Tru Thoughts recording artist Mark de Clive-Lowe (MdCL).

This month, be prepared for sparks to fly as MdCL goes head-to-head with one of the deepest selectors on the planet, DJ Scribe. Due to illness, Cosmo Baker won’t be able to perform at CHURCH on October 5th. We all wish him a speedy recovery! In his place, DJ Scribe, the co-creator and co-purveyor of the legendary I Love Vinyl party, will be spinning dancefloor scorchers…on vinyl, of course!

Expect a special appearance by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson on viola.

Don’t miss another whirlwind mix of live jazz, sampling and a DJ set!

Advance tickets are still available here.

Giant Step & Revive Music Present Church with Mark de Clive-Lowe, joined by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson & DJ Scribe (I love Vinyl)

Friday, October 5th
DROM, 85 Ave A
Doors: 10:30 PM
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