LIVE at 1220 5th Summer Music Series Heating it Up
Spreading good vibes in East Harlem, The Museum of the City of New York will hold its “LIVE at 1220 Fifth” music series every Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 9:00pm through August 31st this summer. You’ll have to dish out $15, or $10 if you’re a museum member, but the price includes after-hours access to the Museum and a complimentary cocktail or soft drink.
Not bad, considering this unique location at 103rd street and 5th avenue offers a nice atmosphere for checking out live bands and DJ sets that cover a wide spectrum of music, including hip hop, poetry, Afrofusion, Latin jazz, alternative rock and more. I’ll see you there!
LIVE AT 1220 FIFTH: MUSICAL PERFORMANCES:
July 13: Sophia Urista
Featured artist at the Fort Greene Music Fest on July 15, and Showtime network performer, this talented musician brings a unique blend of soul, funk, and blues to her lively and dynamic act.
July 20: Bobby Sanabria & Quarteto Ache
Bobby Sanabria, composer, arranger, percussionist, and educator, is a multiple Grammy nominee, who has recorded and performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, and many other music legends. His sound incorporates a multi-cultural array of musical strains in Latin jazz.
July 27: Baby Soda
Baby Soda is on the cutting edge of a new movement loosely known as street jazz; with an eclectic set of influences ranging from New Orleans brass bands, jug music, southern gospel and hot jazz. This Brooklyn jazz band is known for their impromptu concerts at sites around the city.
August 3: Juliana Riccardi Band
Blending alternative rock and ethereal pop, this New York native will combine her lively original band act with the now-vintage, classic rock of the 1960s, ‘70s, and ‘80s, including songs by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and other great sounds.
August 10: Mamarazzi featuring Precision Dance Troupe
Mamarazzi plays a unique brand of African-rhythm-infused funk music. Their sound incorporates elements of jazz, Afro-beat, rock, and African percussion with keyboards, guitars, and horns. In 2010 the band incorporated poetry slam and hip hop artist Tavi Fields, adding a unique Brooklyn hip hop flare to their sound.
August 17: The Tickled Pinks
Reminiscent of the Andrew Sisters, this act features boogie-woogie: a retro style and sultry sound that also includes pre-war “barbershop quartet” harmonies. The band includes—in addition to the three female vocalists—brass, keyboard, and an upright bass.
August 24: DJ Devon Craig Johnson
Jazz guitarist, rock drummer, and DJ Devon Craig Johnson will treat audiences to jazz, classical, hip hop, and modern pop. This artist brings an eclectic mix of contemporary styles to his performances.
August 31: The KNOX Band featuring Carla Scott
Featuring the powerful vocals of Ms. Carla Scott, The KNOX Band, led by keyboardist Brian Knox, delivers funk, soul, pop, and rock hit songs everyone knows and loves.