New York Music Month has now been extended to six months and is online and free in order to support our music community during the pandemic. New York Music Month Extended Play is a way for musicians, industry, and fans to tune into New York’s one-of-a-kind music scene safely from their homes. Learn to create your own music or record a podcast, hear from up-and-coming NYC artists, take a masterclass from industry experts, or join a workshop to hone your music business skills – all for free.
This January through June, get tuned in with New York Music Month Extended Play!
Did you know you can create high quality videos using free video editing software? In this practical class we’ll compare free downloadable and browser-based apps for video creation. We’ll walk through the essential skills you’ll need to start video editing for free, and practice with some hands-on creative projects together.
We are delighted to present our 2021 Weaving the Moment Festival. Our virtual Festival weekend will include concerts, conversation, and culinary explorations through brand new performances and talks with musicians, artists, chefs, and Artistic Directors Melinda Lee Masur and Ken-David Masur. These pieces form a unified work that brings strength, perseverance and comfort.
Curated and Directed by Karen Chilton
Musical Direction by Damien Sneed
As we celebrate Black Music Month, tune in to the encore presentation of the Apollo Live Wire highlighting the life and accomplishments of Hazel Scott. In a career that spanned over four decades, Juilliard-trained pianist and child prodigy, Hazel Scott captivated audiences worldwide with her swing renditions of the classics. Born in Port-au-Spain, Trinidad and raised in Harlem, Scott was the first black artist to host her own television show, The Hazel Scott Show, in 1950 on the Dumont network. On the centennial of her birth, we remember Scott for her groundbreaking accomplishments in the entertainment industry as well as her outspoken advocacy for civil rights. Narration by Karen Chilton, with performances by pianist Damien Sneed and saxophonist & vocalist Camille Thurman.
The band has won audiences from Maine to the Mississippi with their arresting and highly danceable originals and their innovative interpretation of less-travelled tunes by artists like Etta James, Joe Zawinul, J.B. Lenoir, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Albert Collins and the three Kings.
“…what might happen if Freddie King took a lot of acid then wrote a song with Pat Metheny and asked a strung-out Stevie Ray Vaughan to take a solo” — Blues Blast Magazine
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Shrine 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, (on the corner of West 134th Street) NYC
The 2021 season of the free festival will kick off ￼at 7:30pm on Saturday, July 31st (doors open at 6:00pm) with Ari Lennox as the headliner, KAMAUU and Nesta as openers. For more information on artist lineup, tickets and more, visit bricartsmedia.org/live.