If you are in the Boston area tomorrow, August 3rd, then join us for this next installment of the SVEDKA Vodka Sessions with a special performance by José James and guest DJ, Anastasie. Doors open at 8pm at the beautiful Woodward at Ames. Entrance is FREE, but strictly RSVP only.
Almaz make their only New York City appearance on Friday, July 30 at Terminal 5 as a part of their Summer US tour promoting their latest project, Everybody Loves The Sunshine. While singer, Seu Jorge, is well known for throwing an amazing show, this new collaboration of musical masters revisiting songs famous within the Brazilian diaspora (Tim Maia, Jorge Ben) meshed with classic American (Roy Ayers, Michael Jackson) and European (Kraftwerk, Cane and Abel) soul songs, with a bit of psychedelic samba to top it off, promises to be a glorious foot stomping orgy. If you haven’t already, this is the time to get your tickets before they run out.
On Tuesday, October 12th at Nokia Theatre Times Square, Kruder & Dorfmeister will return for their first NYC show in 9 years. The 16 F**king Years Anniversary Session will feature MC Earl Zinger & Ras MC T- Weed with visuals by Fritz Fitzke. Limited Presale tickets are available as of today for a discount price of $35. Use Early Bird Presale password “Kruder”. Once discounted presale tickets have sold-out you can use Giant Step Presale password “KANDD” to get your presale regular priced ticket.
Tickets go on-sale at 12pm on Friday, July 16th.
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“Lush Life,” the jazz standard written by Billy Strayhorn and famously recorded by Johnny Hartman with John Coltrane is an iconic song for most jazz fans. In this video, the new vocal sensation José James discusses the importance of the song, from its original conception (by Billy Strayhorn in his teens) to its forward-moving musical nature.
After the explanation by James, treat yourself to his sublime version of “Lush Life,” performed live with Belgian pianist Jef Neve. The song comes from their album on Impulse!, For All We Know, available in stores now.
Brazil’s most influential musician and its Minister of Culture, Gilberto Gil, will be performing live at Nokia Theatre Times Square on Thursday, March 11. The String Concert will feature Jacques Morelenbaum and Bem Gil.
Tickets go on sale today at Noon. If you have seen Gilberto Gil in the past, you probably just bought your tickets. If not, do yourself a favor and get two tickets today. You’ll thank yourself in March. Here’s the Village Voice review on last year’s show.