There is a new wave of jazz musicians taking over the scene with the kind of vitality, creativity and energy that only youth can bring to such an esteemed tradition. José James is among those musicians making waves across the world and he has been a favorite of ours since our Brownswood Sessions days. Giant Step is excited to be bringing José James for a special evening at Littlefield in Brooklyn, NY on Friday, December 3rd. Always taking on new challenges, José will be giving a Billy Strayhorn two-night tribute concert this weekend at the Lincoln Center under the direction of Wynton Marsalis that already has New York buzzing. Read what Time Out New York has to say about it here.
It’s back! That’s right folks, the Giant Step Hudson Series is back in action and we are doing it bigger and badder than ever. We have relocated to a bigger space, downstairs at the brand new Good Units at Hudson. We are doing this once a month now so you know it will be legendary in style. Kicking off the series this year is none other than our friend Danny Krivit, on Monday, September 27th. Doors open at 8pm and as always entrance is free but strictly RSVP only.
Listen to the New York legend talk about the art of the edit below. His latest release Edits By Mr. K Vol. 2 is out on Strut Records today, so make sure you snag yourself a copy.
After the last two weeks of sweltering heat, there is no doubt that summer is here and in full swing. To mark the momentous occasion (momentous only if you recall this time last summer it was so oddly cold people were pulling out long sleeve shirts) we have quite a day planned out for you at our annual SummerStage show. Raphael Saadiq, Aloe Blacc, TK Wonder w/ Moodswing Orchestra and DJ Vikter Duplaix will be taking the stage in Central Park starting at 3pm on Saturday, July 17.
Doors open at 2pm, so come early and bring the whole family.
Giant Step Presents Raphael Saadiq, Aloe Blacc, TK Wonder and special guest DJ Vikter Duplaix at Central Park SummerStage on Saturday, July 17th, at 2pm. As if having Raphael Saadiq and Aloe Blacc weren’t enough, we have added newcomer TK Wonder whose aggressive slamming style seamlessly merges the lines between poetry and hiphop. TK will be performing with Moodswing Orchestra. You can grab her mixtape, Mars, to get to know this glam-rock poet. DJ Vikter Duplaix will be joining us from LA, and in case you missed him at our past shows over the years this is your chance to catch him behind the wonder wheels. Make sure you also check out his latest release Electric Love.