6/26/2009

HUSNU SENLENDIRICI and VASSILIS SALEAS


HUSNU SENLENDIRICI and VASSILIS SALEAS

NEW YORK GYPSY ALL-STARS


June 26, 2009 9pm

Chian Federation, 44-01 Broadway, Astoria NY

Table reservation: 718-204 2550
The Sounds and Colors of Aegean, two of the world's best Gypsy Clarinets
Advance Tickets: $50 (Will Call)

Direction to Chian Federation

Subway from Manhattan:Take the Queens bound R or V train and get off at the 46 Street Station (three stops from the Queens Plaza station). Try to get on the last subway car and get off from the 46 Street exit. Out of the station you will be on Broadway and 46 Street. Walk two blocks towards 44 Street. The Chian Federation Cultural Center is on the corner of 44 Street and Broadway.

From Manhattan, Upstate & New Jersey using Triboro Bridge:Going east on the Triboro Bridge (I-278), stay on the right. Get off at the first exit in Queens (Hoyt Ave), exit number 3. Merge into Hoyt Ave South. Go straight, Hoyt Ave S. becomes Astoria Blvd. Continue on Astoria Blvd to 44 Street. On 44 Street, turn right. Continue on 44 Street until Broadway. The Chian Federation Cultural Center is on the corner of 44 Street and Broadway.

From Manhattan using the 59 Street/Queensboro Bridge:Getting off of Queensboro Bridge keep left onto Northern Blvd (Ny-25A). Continue on Northern Blvd until Steinway Street. On Steinway Street. turn left. Stay on Steinway Street until Broadway. On Broadway turn right. The Chian Federation Cultural Center is 4 blocks from Steinway on Broadway.

6/25/2009

Brooklyn Funk Essentials & Husnu Senlendirici with NY Gypsy All-Stars


Brooklyn Funk Essentials & Husnu Senlendirici with NY Gypsy All-Stars
* Official Afterparty for Istanbulive *

This show brings together the groove-heavy Brooklyn Funk Essentials with Husnu Senlendirici for the first time since 2007. Released a decade ago, their now-classic album "In The Buzbag" was one of the first albums to successfully explore the depths of two musical cultures worlds apart: Brooklyn jazz, gypsy funk, acid-jazz, reggae, dub and beyond. The event will once again re-introduce the innovative, eclectic funk of the Brooklyn Funk Essentials to their native New York – now with added flavors and spices from Turkey. They have played to hundreds of thousands of fans in Turkey, and sold equal amounts of records there, and will bring back the funk with Husnu to their home turf. This show will also celebrate the release of Brooklyn Funk Essentials' latest album Watcha Playin'.

Brooklyn Funk Essentials will make a short appearance at "Istanbulive: The Sounds & Colors of Turkey" at Central Park SummerStage the same day 2pm - 7pm. The event presents the colorful culture of Turkey and the musical richness of Istanbul.

at City Winery
155 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 608-0555
$25 in advance at http://www.citywinery.com/
$30 at the door
9pm - 2am

Mark your calendar for Istanbulive: The Sounds & Colors of Turkey



Istanbulive: The Sounds & Colors of Turkey

Mazhar-Fuat-ÖzkanPainted on Water featuring Sertab Erener & Demir DemirkanNY Gypsy All-Stars with Hüsnü Senlendirici and special guests


Saturday, June 27, 2009

From 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Central Park Summer Stage
The colorful culture of Turkey and the musical richness of Istanbul come alive with sounds, visuals, food.


Presented in association with the Turkish Ministry of Culture & Tourism and Serdar Ilhan.
Istanbulive: The Sounds & Colors of Turkey is an unprecedented event aimed at introducing Turkish music to the popular American consciousness. A Central Park SummerStage first, the afternoon festivities will feature major Turkish artists including Mazhar-Fuat-Özkan, a.k.a. MFÖ (pop music), Painted on Water featuring Sertab Erener & Demir Demirkan (jazz/folk/rock) and Hüsnü Senlendirici (gypsy music). The program celebrates the colorful Turkish culture with food, art, and visuals, while underlining the musical richness of Istanbul and the extraordinary virtuosity and diversity of Turkish music today.
Presented in association with the Turkish Ministry of Culture & Tourism and Serdar Ilhan.

6/18/2009

The Brooklyn Bridge





The Brooklyn Bridge




A sunday walk



A sunday walk





L.O.V.E.






"Whatever you think of war, I am far, far from it.
Whatever you think of love, I am that, only that, all that. "


Rumi

6/15/2009

RiverFlicks for Grown Ups. Get ready to see the best movies!

Pier 54 at 14th St.

Wednesdays
Movies begin at dusk (generally around 8:30 pm.) Seating is available. Free popcorn. Beverages and Snacks are for sale.

I Know What You Saw Last Summer! Watch all of your favorite blockbusters from 2008 on the big screen, again! This time around, they’re all FREE and out under the stars. From superheroes to gossiping gals, Hudson River Park’s RiverFlicks has all of last years favorite summer hits!

July 8 - Iron Man (PG13)
July 15 - Vicky Cristina Barcelona (PG13)
July 22 - The Dark Knight (PG13)
July 29 - Hancock (PG13)
August 5 - Tropic Thunder (R)
August 12 - Sex and the City: The Movie (R)
August 19 - Pineapple Express (R)


Subway A,C,E,L at W.14th St..
Bus M14, M11
Nearest restrooms: Portalets provided during events.

© 2009 Hudson River Park Trust
All rights reserved

Hudson River Park Trust
EMAIL
phone: 212-627-2020
fax: 212-627-2021
353 West St.Pier 40, 2nd floor New York, New York 10014

David A. Paterson, Governor
Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor
Scott M. Stringer, Manhattan Borough President
Diana L. Taylor, Chair
Robert C. Lieber, Vice-Chairman
Connie Fishman, President

6/14/2009

2009 Lincoln Center - Midsummer Night Swing


Midsummer Night Swing 2009 Season






Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers


“With his shimmering tone, street-honed chops and over-the-top personality, Ruffins is a throwback to the days when entertainment and art were fast companions.” —The Star Tribune


With a knowing grin on his face and a smile in his voice, Kermit Ruffins kicks off the season with New Orleans flair. The trumpeter/vocalist and his band are sure to thrill with their unique sense of smokin’ swing.


When:
Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at 6:30
Dance Lesson at 6:30, Live Music at 7:30


Where:
Damrosch Park
62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam


Program:
New Orleans Jazz, Swing
Lesson: Paolo "P Lindy" Lanna, Lindy Hop All-Stars, SavoyCentral.org
DJ: Ryan Swift, Yehoodi.com





Chubby Checker


“Spreading like wildfire from the tiny dance floor of New York's Peppermint Lounge, a Harlem teen craze set the era’s most glamorous hips gyrating.” —Vanity Fair


King of The Twist Chubby Checker changed how a generation danced, inspiring millions to flaunt their moves while “dancing apart to the beat.” Let’s twist again with this rock ’n’ roll icon, who continues to delight audiences worldwide.


One set at 8:30


This event is part of the Lincoln Center 50 Years celebration


When:
Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at 6:30
Dance Lesson at 6:30, Live Music at 8:30


Where:
Damrosch Park
62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam


Program:
Rock ’n’ Roll
Lesson: You Should Be Dancing Dance Studios
DJ: Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus





The Woody Herman Orchestra directed by Frank Tiberi


“The combination of power and polish, a juggernaut that can purr, established by [Woody Herman’s] band of the 1940’s.” —The New York Times


Reedman Frank Tiberi leads The Woody Herman Orchestra, who's members performed under the esteemed band leader himself. Mixing classic arrangements with new charts to suit the band’s hard swinging style, a perfect blend from the first dance to the last.


When:
Thursday, July 9, 2009 at 6:30
Dance Lesson at 6:30, Live Music at 7:30


Where:
Damrosch Park
62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam


Program:
Big Band Swing
Lesson: Simone Coonrod, Swinging With Simone®
DJ: Nando Velasquez





Occidental Brothers Dance Band
International (7:30)
Samba Mapangala & Virunga (9:30)


“The greatest African dance band on the planet hails from Chicago.” —The Beat Magazine on Occidental Brothers Dance Band International


"Elegant…ebullient melodies, precise vocal harmonies, and sparkling guitar work.” —Chicago Reader on Samba Mapangala


Old-school West African highlife with a dash of American fusion, Occidental Brothers Dance Band International strikes up its energetic, dance-friendly music. Silky-voiced African hit-maker Samba Mapangala lays out the rhythms with his orchestra Virunga, mixing rippling Congolese rhumba and soukous with earthy Kenyan benga.


When:
Friday, July 10, 2009 at 6:30
Dance Lesson at 6:30, Live Music at 7:30


Where:
Damrosch Park
62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam


Program:
Soukous, Rumba, Benga, Highlife
Lesson: Thelma Mwan' Dido
DJ: DJ Beto





Big 3 Palladium Orchestra: The Music of Machito, Tito Rodriguez, and Tito Puente


“The most brilliant large Latin Jazz ensemble this side of Havana.” —Chicago Tribune


This Latin jazz ensemble recreates the musical battles that occurred between the giants of 1950s mambo. The Big 3 Palladium Orchestra, led by Machito's son, Mario Grillo, and Tito Rodriguez Jr., with several original band members, play the classics on this stellar night.


This event is part of the Lincoln Center 50 Years celebration


When:
Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 6:30
Dance Lesson at 6:30, Live Music at 7:30


Where:
Damrosch Park
62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam


Program:
Mambo, Latin Jazz, Big Band
Lesson: Delille “Mambo D” Thomas & Glenda “La Mambera” Heffer
DJ: Ron McGugins, On2 Productions



Melba Joyce & Her Big Band


“[Melba Joyce] sang with spine tingling cool.” —The New York Times


Vocal powerhouse has shared the limelight with many jazz legends, including Louis Armstrong and Count Basie. Here she assembles a rare co-ed, all-star big band. The evening includes a tribute to Benny Goodman.


When:
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 6:30
Dance Lesson at 6:30, Live Music at 7:30


Where:
Damrosch Park
62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam


Program:
Jazz, Swing
Lesson: Pierre Dulaine, American Ballroom Theatre
DJ: Dave Muzii





Otros Aires


New York debut


“Otros Aires joins a handful of jazz- and pop-minded trailblazers who are leading the genre into the 21st century.” —The Toronto Star


A modern spin on the classic, Otros Aires’ new tango mixes traditional tango with contemporary electronic influences in their New York debut.


When:
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at 6:30
Dance Lesson at 6:30, Live Music at 7:30


Where:
Damrosch Park
62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam


Program:
Tango
Lesson: Victoria Sarquisse & Federico Jorquera, TampaTangoArgentino.com
DJ: Yesim "La Turca"



The Get Down: Soul/R&B
Ponderosa Stomp @ Lincoln Center


Featuring William Bell, Harvey Scales, and The Bobettes, with The Bo-Keys


“A party on its way to becoming an institution.” —The New York Times on the annual Ponderosa Stomp concert


This dance party pays homage to the pioneers of R&B, featuring William Bell, architect of the Stax-Volt sound; Harvey Scales, funk singer and writer of Disco Lady; and doo-wop sweethearts The Bobbettes, of the hit tune Mr. Lee. These trailblazing artists are all backed by the Memphis soul stew sound of The Bo-Keys.


Ponderosa Stomp, a New Orleans musical tradition, highlights the world’s most authentic musicians of rockabilly, R&B, jazz, blues, garage, soul, funk, and swamp pop. This annual festival has become a must-see event, a showcase for living history and thriving art, reviving careers, and praising the unsung heroes who planted the very roots of American music.


Ponderosa Stomp @ Lincoln Center is a collaboration of Midsummer Night Swing and Lincoln Center Festival in association with Ponderosa Stomp Foundation. http://www.lincolncenter.org/asc_load_screen.asp?screen=LCF_Ponderosa_Stomp


When:
Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 6:30
Dance Lesson at 6:30, Live Music at 7:30


Where:
Damrosch Park
62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam


Program:
Soul, R&B, Funk
Lesson: Dave Maxx & MAK 3 Dance Club featuring Chicago's DJ Lady C
DJ: Meredith Ochs, Sirius XM




Best Dance in Town: Rockabilly
Ponderosa Stomp @ Lincoln Center


Featuring The Collins Kids, Carl Mann, and Joe Clay, with Deke Dickerson and the Eccofonics


“A party on its way to becoming an institution.” —The New York Times on the annual Ponderosa Stomp concert


This array of rockabilly Hall-of-Famers includes The Collins Kids, comprised of the double neck guitar whiz Larry and his sister Lorrie; legendary Sun Records singer Carl Mann; and a rare New York appearance by Cajun stomp rocker Joe Clay, all playing with the house band Deke Dickerson and the Eccofonics.


Ponderosa Stomp, a New Orleans musical tradition, highlights the world’s most authentic musicians of rockabilly, R&B, jazz, blues, garage, soul, funk, and swamp pop. This annual festival has become a must-see event, a showcase for living history and thriving art, reviving careers, and praising the unsung heroes who planted the very roots of American music.


Ponderosa Stomp @ Lincoln Center is a collaboration of Midsummer Night Swing and Lincoln Center Festival in association with Ponderosa Stomp Foundation. http://www.lincolncenter.org/asc_load_screen.asp?screen=LCF_Ponderosa_Stomp


When:
Friday, July 17, 2009 at 6:30
Dance Lesson at 6:30, Live Music at 7:30


Where:
Damrosch Park
62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam


Program:
Rockabilly
Lesson: John Knapp & Meredith Stead, Shall We Dance?
DJ: Todd-o-Phonic Todd, WFMU



New Swing Sextet


“Sparkling with brilliant musicianship, this vibe-driven sextet delivers, dishing up both classics and original material, infused with its own unique, intense brand of sizzling, hard-driving authentic New York swing.” —Latin Beat Magazine on New Swing Sextet


After a 30-year hiatus, the New Swing Sextet has reunited, evoking the heyday of salsa and boogaloo while introducing elements of jazz and pop that speak to aficionados and new audiences alike.


When:
Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 6:30
Dance Lesson at 6:30, Live Music at 7:30


Where:
Damrosch Park
62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam


Program:
Salsa, Boogaloo
Lesson: Tony Meredith & Melanie LaPatin, DanceTimesSquare.com
DJ: DJ Nelson Torres




Catherine Russell and Cat & the Hounds Swing Band


“The singer’s gutsy blues croon – one of the best this side of Bessie Smith – could melt the ice in a bourbon on the rocks.” — The Boston Globe on Catherine Russell


Whether she’s shimmying through a barrelhouse stomper, kicking up her heels honky-tonk style, or dragging her weary heart through a torchy juke joint number, Catherine Russell knows her way around a song. As the daughter of Louis Armstrong’s bandleader Luis Russell, she’s got quite the pedigree.


When:
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 6:30
Dance Lesson at 6:30, Live Music at 7:30


Where:
Damrosch Park
62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam


Program:
Jazz, Soul, Blues
Lesson: Joe Palmer, joepalmerdance.com
DJ:David “Shorty Dave” Jacoby




Big Bad Voodoo Daddy


“From the moment the nine members of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy took the stage, they owned the place. They brought a party. We're talking old school hip cat swing: suit and tie, wingtips, and don't hang your hat at the door, kids: sport it fresh with an attitude to match.” – Blogcritics Magazine


The little big band that helped ignite the '90’s swing scene brings its high-octane nitro jive to Midsummer Night Swing, as they tip their hats to the incomparable Cab Calloway.


When:
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 6:30
Dance Lesson at 6:30, Live Music at 7:30


Where:
Damrosch Park
62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam


Program:
Swing, Jump Blues
Lesson: Erik Novoa & Anna Brady, SwingShoes.net
DJ: Juke Joint Jonny




La Excelencia


“Powerful arrangements of free-flowing horns and lively percussions…These young-bloods are the real thing.” —Latin Beat Magazine on La Excelencia


The next generation of salsa dura brings a modern vitality and social consciousness to the genre. These revolutionary salsa ambassadors take their bold new sounds to dancers worldwide, breaking the mold while remembering their roots.


When:
Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 6:30
Dance Lesson at 6:30, Live Music at 7:30


Where:
Damrosch Park
62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam


Program:
Salsa Dura
Lesson: Stepping Out Studios
DJ: DJ Andreas




La Sonora Dinamita


These Colombian cumbia legends are credited with helping to popularize the genre throughout Latin America since their founding in 1960. Re-formed by Fruko in 1975 with musicians drawn from Fruko y Sus Tesos, Dinamita's flirtatious female singers hold their own against the explosive power of the brassy big band.


When:
Friday, July 24, 2009 at 6:30
Dance Lesson at 6:30, Live Music at 7:30


Where:
Damrosch Park
62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam


Program:
Cumbia
Lesson: Lucy Cruz
DJ: Monk-One (Wax Poetics, NYCTrust)




Harlem Renaissance Orchestra with special guest Houston Person


“The Harlem Renaissance Orchestra is what we might call a next-level big band… the Harlem-based ensemble plays amazing music.” —WashingtonPost.com


“Person drenches his phrases in blues grease. …a master soul man.” —Jazztimes


This jewel of Harlem revives the music of the Big Band era, with a tribute to jazz tenor saxophonist Illinois Jacquet. Soulful saxophonist Houston Person revels in the true spirit of Harlem jazz.


When:
Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 6:30<>

Where:
Damrosch Park
62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam


Program:
Big Band Jazz
Lesson: Margaret Batiuchok, danceMB.com, Swing Dance Hall of Fame
DJ: Larry Kang


Midsummer Night Swing 2009 Season