Maurice Talks the Birth of the Iconic Giant Step Brand

 

The Standard Culture recently conducted a wonderfully thoughtful interview with Giant Step President/CEO Maurice Bernstein about the start of Giant Step.

Maurice discusses his early affections for soul and jazz music growing up as a Manchester native, his entry into the NYC music scene and the first Giant Step show as Groove Academy, the launch of Giant Step records and how it relates to the company’s venture into marketing, as well as a couple funny tidbits about a call to Bootsy Collins and a miscalculated road trip.

Read the entire interview on The Standard Culture.

Now Accepting February Next Step Entries!

 

The second Next Step contest for the new year is now open! February 2012 marks our seventh installment and we are so ready for all your freshness.

To date, we’ve featured Tara Priya in July, Iman Williams in August, Tall Black Guy Productions in September, Cole Williams for October, Tensei for November, Awalé for December 2011, and Annabel (lee) & Richard E for January 2012! Lots of pretty sounds all around!

The winner will receive an “Artist Spotlight” feature post on the Giant Step website, and up to $1,000 in Giant Step Marketing services!

Please note that we are accepting submissions from anyone that makes music – producers, singers, instrumentalists, rappers, and bands alike are all welcome.

This month, we are accepting submissions from today until Wednesday, February 29th. That said, we are now open for February 2012 entries!

Submit your music for consideration!

Tonight: Giant Step & Revive Music Present the Fourth Installment of CHURCH with Mark de Clive-Lowe

New York City, we hope to see you for the next CHURCH event, at DromFriday February 3rd. Last month was a huge success and we look forward to another amazing experience. Come for a two-set affair: from the jazz trio Reimagined to live electronic house music for the dancefloor with world-renowned DJ, producer, remixer, composer, Musician, and Tru Thoughts recording artist Mark de Clive-Lowe (MdCL).

Online ticket sales are closed. Tickets will be available at the door.

Mark de Clive-Lowe’s CHURCH monthly series continues the first Friday of every month.

DROM
Friday, February 3rd
Doors: 9:00PM – 4:00AM
21+
For More Info

Giant Step and Le Poisson Rouge Present Rumer w/ Jason Lindner + Ticket Giveaway

On Thursday, February 9th, we are proud to present Rumer at Le Poisson Rouge, NYC. Originally from Pakistan, the London-based singer will release Seasons of My Soul, her self-penned debut album on January 24th on Atlantic Records.

Pick up a free download of “Come Saturday Morning from it on her website.

“Rumer (born Sarah Joyce) has one of those timeless, jazz-soul voices–like Norah Jones, Amy Winehouse, and Adele–that makes you stop and pay attention.”Vanity Fair

The pianist Jason Lindner will open the show with his recent release Jason Lindner Gives You Now vs. Now. produced by Meshell Ndegeocello.

(Le) Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
(at Thompson St.)
New York, NY 10012

$18 Advance Tickets | For More Info

Enter our ticket giveaway contest on Faceboook

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