Jazz Standard and Blue Note Records celebrate the May 28 release of Magnetic, the stunning new album by Terence Blanchard and his great quintet featuring saxophonist Brice Winston, pianist Fabian Almazan, bassist Joshua Crumbly and drummer Kendrick Scott.
Heading the night is a rare performing from legendary pianist, James Hurt, who will be sharing the stage with the Steve Lehman Quartet at 9pm featuring Daimon Reid on drums and Matt Brewer on bass.
With an intriguing amalgam of modern jazz, Southern black spiritual music, East Indian Carnatic music, blues, and hip-hop/electronica production tactics, Transcendence introduces Brown as a fearless renegade – an artist who seeks new pathways for personal musical expression through honoring a deep and broad lineage of musical and cultural traditions.
Music & Architecture is a series of concerts that intend to narrate through improvise music and electronics, different concepts and ritualism behind ancient architectures, deconstructing their forms, shapes and it’s variety of textures, and reproducing the visual impacts around the world. Curate by pianist and composer Aruán Ortíz, each concert will be dedicated to an specific architectural topic, from Fractals in Nature Architecture to the mysterious parameters of the Sacred Family, and it will feature some of the most forward-thinking creative improvisers in the NY scene.
On Friday, April 19th, bassist, composer and singer, Gizmo hits at the Blue Note Jazz Club featuring Grammy Winner, Casey Benjamin (Robert Glasper Experiment) with a 6-piece band performing new material and tracks off his debut record, Red Balloon.
On March 23rd and 24th 2013, Generations of the BEAT, a two-night drummer festival hits NYC with headliners Jimmy Cobb and Billy Hart and a heavy list of notables and greats such as Andrew Cyrille, Lenny White, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Kim Thompson, E.J. Strickland and younger noteworthy drummers such as Mark Whitfield Jr. and Joe Dyson.
Get ready NYC! Tuesday, Feb. 26th is the premier and album release concert of The NEXT Collective at Le Poisson Rouge. Featuring rising stars: saxophonists Logan Richardson and Walter Smith III, guitarist Matthew Stevens, keyboardists Gerald Clayton and Kris Bowers, bassist Ben Williams, drummer Jamire Williams, and special guest trumpeter Christian Scott (aka Christian aTunde Adjuah).
On Saturday, January 19th, the legendary jazz trumpeter Wallace Roney will grace the stage at Ginny’s Supper Club with his hard-hitting Jazz Quintet. Having played in the historic Tony Williams band, as well as with master drummers Art Blakey and Elvin Jones, Wallace is a virtuoso who apprenticed under Miles Davis.
We are proud to once again partner with the 2013 Winter Jazzfest in producing our annual Revive Music Stage taking place on Friday, Jan. 11th and Saturday, Jan. 12th with the first performance starting at 7:45pm and going all night until 4am on both nights. Performances will include the premier of ‘AFRO HARPING’, a tribute to Dorothy Ashby led by harpist Brandee Younger, our monthly remix live jazz party, CHURCH with Mark de Clive-Lowe, Otis Brown III Quintet, Marcus Strickland’s Twi-Life, Somi and many many more.
On Friday, December 21st, keyboardist & producer extraordinaire, Raymond Angry (The Roots/ Joss Stone) takes his beats to the Blue Note stage with renowned special guests vocalist, Renee Neufville (Zhane) & iconic drummer, Chris Daddy Dave (D’Angelo / Maxwell) . The Evolution of Ray Angry is upon us, be there for his rarest and most epic performance to date.
On Dec. 12th at DROM, Blend Media Group presents Cuban pianist and composer David Virelles’ highly anticipated album release Continuum, featuring Jazz legend Andrew Cyrille (drums), Ben Street (bass), Roman Diaz (percussion/poetry), special guests Roman Filiu (saxophone), DJ ?uestlove and Tyondai Braxton.
Revive Music Presents: Mark de Clive-Lowe , DJ Questlove (The Roots) + Casey Benjamin (Robert Glasper Experiment) & Special Guests For Monthly Series, CHURCH. Residency Celebrates its One Year Anniversary at DROM on December 7th.
Lee Morgan is remembered as one of the greatest trumpet players to ever grace the hallowed halls of jazz. In his short lifetime, he managed to record over 25 albums, several of which are still considered classics, and have influenced innumerable musicians to hit the scene since his death.
On Friday, Nov. 16th at The Blue Note Jazz Club, Trumpeter, John Raymond will perform with his new group f. Gilad Hekselman on guitar, Javier Santiago, piano, Ben Williams on bass and Ulysses Owens Jr. on drums. Presented by Revive Music
CHURCH w/ Mark de Clive-Lowe f. OP! (I Love Vinyl) + Tawiah + Mark Kelley (The Roots) + Greg Hutcherson
We continue our monthly residency CHURCH at DROM with Mark de Clive-Lowe f. Mark Kelley (The Roots) on bass, Gregory Hutcherson on drums and special guests OP! (I Love Vinyl) and Tawiah (Mark Ronson).
Join us as CHURCH continues with world-renowned DJ, producer, remixer, composer, musician, and Tru Thoughts recording artist Mark de Clive-Lowe (MdCL), alongside resident vocalist Nia Andrews (Janelle Monae/Common), James Genus (Chick Corea/Herbie Hancock) on bass, Eric Harland (Joshua Redman/McCoy Tyner) on drums, resident MC John Robinson (Lil Sci/Scienz of Life) and Special Guest Miguel Atwood-Ferguson
Friday, Oct. 5th Philip Dizack celebrates the release of his sophomore release, ‘End of Era’ at DROM featuring a string section and special guest Miguel Atwood-Ferguson.
Gizmo is set to unveil his debut sonic masterpiece Red Balloon, produced by bassist Derrick Hodge (Robert Glasper Experiment, Kanye West, Common) with glints of spoken word and soul, Red Balloon is a wondrous 13-track odyssey through the multi-faceted human experience. NYC record release will be held at DROM on Oct. 2nd f. saxophonist, Casey Benjamin, DJ Raydar Ellis, Nick Hakim and Joy Daniels.
Described by NPR host Jon Weber as “a visionary composer, an extraordinary jazz pianist, and a very bright young rising star in the jazz world,” Romain Collin continues to develop his vision, combining the tradition of improvisation with sound designing and classical music. With each new release, he continues to make his mark on the New York scene, as well as internationally.
Giant Step & Revive Music Present CHURCH wit h Mark de Clive-Lowe Joined by Jean Grae, DJ Chris Annibell and Special Guests
September is here and we are looking forward to seeing the New Yorkers back in town. Join us as Church continues with world-renowned DJ, producer, remixer, composer, musician, and Tru Thoughts recording artist Mark de Clive-Lowe (MdCL), alongside Nate Smith (José James/Dave Holland) on drums and the legendary James Genus (Chick Corea/ Herbie Hancock) on bass.
By the 1940s Charlie Parker had already long established himself in the small group setting, yet he was still searching for new concepts and settings in which to package his music for audiences. “I was looking for new ways to say thing musically. New sound combinations,” Parker explained. Record producer Norman Granz sought to bring Parker into these new settings by way of touring, recording, and pairing him with the best musicians on the scene. As such, when the idea spawned for Bird to be paired with some of the most accomplished string players in New York, Parker fully embraced the notion, going around town telling people about his new band with “the cats from Koussevitsky’s band,” referring to Serge Koussevitsky who ran the New York Philharmonic at the time.
If The Revive Big Band is a “19-piece jazz army” (Complex Magazine), then what is their fight? Formed in 2010, the Big Band began as a “wouldn’t it be cool if…” kind of idea, where composer, arranger and trumpeter Igmar Thomas wanted to unite generations of like-minded musicians in presenting a new age of big bands. The project has grown to become one of the most exciting and imaginative bands – big or otherwise – in New York.
This concert will be featured on Friday, August 24th 2012 at the 2012 Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. Bird with Strings is a concept curated by Revive Music and composer/arranger, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson in celebration of the classic Charlie Parker album, Charlie Parker with Strings. Re-imagined in a modern context by combining the art of sampling, remixing and inventive compositions and arrangements for a full string section with ensemble, Bird with Strings is a series of pieces dedicated to a modern approach to the music, life and legacy of Charlie Parker.
This edition of CHURCH features a special appearance by Lady Alma on vocals. Hailing from Philadelphia, Alma Horton is a legend on the house and progressive soul scenes, and a frequent collaborator with MdCL (“Running For Nothing”, “Pressure”), as well as 4hero (“Hold It Down”), King Britt (Sylk 130) and Dego (Silhouette Brown). This month, be also prepared for sparks to fly as MdCL goes head-to-head with the highly respected DJ Carlos Mena.