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Giorgio Gomelsky Underdog Impressario Passes Away

Giorgio Gomelsky passed away in New York January 13, 2016, at the age of 81. He was a film maker, impresario, music manager, songwriter (as Oscar Rasputin) and record producer. Despite his tremendous impact and influence in the world of…

Farewell Mr. Bowie

I’m not sure much can be added to the tremendous outpouring of sentiments that has followed the untimely death of David Bowie. So much has been said about his genius and creativity, his ability to always keep us guessing and…

Legendary NYC Recording Studio Avatar On The Block?

As reported in the September 25th article in Billboard Magazine, according to their sources, the legendary New York City recording facility Avatar, formerly The Power Station, is up for sale. Avatar is one of the last big studios left from…

Steve Reich App to Improve Your Rhythm

Steve Reich has just released a free rhythm game app on the iTunes store called “Steve Reich’s Clapping Music” which allows you to compete for a chance to perform live with his ensemble! You can read more about here. And…

MOMENT NYC MPFT Grant Approved!

We just received word that our application for funding from the Musicians Performance Trust Fund, American Federation of Musicians was approved through Local 802.                  

#SaveNYC stand up for NYC Mom-and-Pops

Change is inevitable and can often be good as part of a natural evolution but not all change is good. There are some things that need to be preserved and protected by those who care. As Jerimiah Moss of Vanishing…

A Latino History of Hip-Hop in NYC pt1

Here’s a great podcast from Latino USA and NPR. Part 1 about the, mostly forgotten, history of Latino contributions to the birth of Hip Hop in New York City.

Legendary Disco DJ Nicky Siano Birthday Bash in Coney Island

Nicky Siano ushered in the early soulful disco days along with his close kindred spirits Frankie Knuckles, David Mancuso and Larry Levan at The Gallery, Studio 54, The Loft and Paradise Garage changing music and clubs forever. Nicky is said…

Roy Haynes Celebrates his 90th Birthday March 13-15 at The Blue Note

Master drummer Roy Haynes who deifies age will celebrate his 90th birthday with a series of performances with special guests at New York’s downtown jazz venue The Blue Note from March 13-15. Mr. Haynes has worked with such greats as…