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~ Mark Twain

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Gil Evans MOMENT at the NYPL for the Performing Arts

IMG_5450MOMENT NYC is extremely excited to announce that we will be co-hosting a panel discussion and listening session on Gil Evans’ life and legacy, with the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Please join us Sat Dec 15th from 11am-1pm at the Vincent Astor Gallery of the NYPL for the Performing Arts located at 40 Lincoln Center Plaza. (more information here)

We will be celebrating Gil Evans’ work with a panel discussion and listening session covering one of the greatest jazz arrangers of all time. The panel will include biographer Stephanie Crease; Gil Evans’ son, Miles; music and recorded sound librarian, David McMullin; and guests. We will present rare and unreleased material from the Evans’ family archive, highlights from the libraries collection, and listen to some of the upcoming Gil Evans Orchestra release — their first studio recording in 40 years.

Gil Evans was a pioneer and major influence in the New York City jazz scene, and around the world. His work spanned multiple generations and genres, from his early awing arrangements and most well-known work with Miles Davis to his influence in fusion, free jazz, and beyond, his impact on music can still be felt today.

The libraries Vincent Astor Gallery is designated specifically for critical listening. This will be a very special and exclusive event that anyone with an interest in Gil Evans and New York City history should not miss.

This is a free event.

You can register for the event here.

The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first come, first served basis.

Why not listen to a little Gil Evans right now!

Happy Birthday Joey Ramone May 19th 1951

Can you pick him out of this line up? 

Jeff Hyman aka Joey Ramone 2nd grade class photo 1959 PS196 Queens, NY (back row center)

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

From: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joey_Ramone

Tonight Mickey Leigh presents the Joey Ramone Birthday Bash at The Studio @ Webster Hall. Limited tickets available 

https://m.facebook.com/joeyramone/photos/a.10150816421958804.469647.205115763803/10155342699478804/?type=3&source=54&ref=page_internal

Three Generations: Changing the Direction of Concert Music, April 6

Carnegie Hall Presents
Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Three Generations: Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass, and Steve Reich

Zankel Hall

Limited Availability.

Call CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.

Program

ARVO PÄRT Für Alina

ARVO PÄRT Fratres

PHILIP GLASS String Quartet No. 5

STEVE REICH Different Trains

Performance includes a discussion with Steve Reich and Nadia Sirota, host of Q2 Music’s Meet the Composer podcast

Three Generations: Changing the Direction of Concert Music

I have curated this series of four concerts to demonstrate how concert music has changed from the mid-20th century to the present by pivoting from serial / random chance / atonal music—in which discernible harmony, rhythm, or melody was difficult or impossible to hear—to a powerful restoration of all these musical basics in totally new ways.

The first generation to initiate those changes are now in their 70s or 80s and include Terry Riley, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Arvo Pärt, and John Adams. The music of these composers then interested a younger generation now approaching their 60s, including Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe, who formed the Bang on a Can collective. In turn, a still younger generation, now approaching their 40s, took up both of these earlier generations and carried all these ideas even further. This very large generation is represented here by Bryce Dessner and Nico Muhly.

In addition to the performance of their music by several outstanding ensembles—including Ensemble Signal, Bang on a Can All-Stars, and the JACK Quartet—many of these composers will discuss their music after the concerts.

—Steve Reich 

Pioneering Guitarist Larry Coryell Passes Away at Age 73

Larry CoryellPioneering guitarist Larry Coryell, died of natural causes in New York City on February 19, 2017, at the age of 73. Known as the godfather of jazz fusion, Coryell worked with many notables throughout his career such as John McLaughlin, Billy Cobham, Miroslav Vitouš, Chick Corea, Sonny Rollins, Chet Baker, Ron Carter, Hubert Laws, Alphonse Mouzon, Gary Burton, Randy Brecker, The 5th Dimension, Chico Hamilton, Herbie Mann, Charles Mingus, Bob Moses, Kenny Barron, and Chico O’Farill among many others. Coryell made his home in New York where he came in 1965 to study guitar. He was a highly respected guitar player whose career connected the worlds of jazz, rock and classical. Coryell worked on numerous projects and recordings as a sideman and leader and was still an active performer, appearing at the Iridium in midtown Manhattan the only the night before he passed away.

A memorial service is scheduled to be held at New York City’s SGI-USA Buddhist temple on Friday February 24th.

MOMENT Benefit For Diversity Through Music Education – FEB 16 Nublu

Thursday Feb 16th 8pm-Late at Nublu’s new venue 151 Ave C. All profits will go to MOMENT NYC’s education programs – supporting diversity through NYC music history education. Come join a fun party for a great cause! We will be celebrating Dave Mancuso’s life and inspiration with Groove Collective All Stars, DJs Jeannie Hopper (WBAI/LSL), Chris Annibell (Afrokinetic), Nappy G (Wonderwheel), Aquarian birthday celebration + Special guests.

Nublu, Groove Collective, Dave Mancuso

“Love Saves The Day…Again!”
Tribute to Dave Mancuso w/ LoftKidLuis
GROOVE COLLECTIVE All-Stars
DJ’s  Jeannie Hopper (LSL/WBAI) / Chris Annibell (Afrokinetic)
Nappy G (Wonder Wheel) Aquarian Celebration
8pm – late  Thurs Feb 16 nublu 151 Ave C

$20 suggested donation
All profits go to the MOMENT NYC Education Program

New York City’s diversity is central to it’s unique artistic soul. Let’s help keep it that way!
Join the MOMENT NYC Community, supporting the legacy and future of New York’s vibrant musical diversity.

David Mancuso’s life and work exemplify, our core values of diversity, community, and love of music. His enormous impact on the music scene in New York and around the world are an indelible part of New York City music history. We are extremely happy to have Luis “LoftKid” Vargas from the Loft family say a few words about his memories of David and his experiences at the Loft.

Groove Collective performed at Loft events in the early 90s, which had great significance for the group. Members of the band + guests will be on hand doing live mash ups with some Loft classics and old school NYC grooves.

This event is being hosted by the MOMENT NYC Community.
MOMENT NYC is a 501c3 non-profit that brings NYC music history to schools and is founding a museum of NYC music.  All profits from this event will go directly to MOMENT NYC’s education program.