The Harlem Stage Gatehouse presents A Tribe Called Quest: Innovation and Legacies March 2
We are excited about the upcoming event located at The Harlem Stage Gatehouse on 150 Convent Ave. at W. 135 St. where trumpeter and composer Igmar Thomas leads Revive Da Live Big Band and special guests to perform a musical tribute to hip-hop legends A Tribe Called Quest on March 2nd, 2012.
Giant Step Event – The Harlem Stage Gatehouse presents A Tribe Called Quest: Innovation and Legacies | Movement 2 – Excursions feat. Revive Da Live Big Band w/ Special Guests
Friday, March 2 2012
The Harlem Stage Gatehouse, New York NY
Acclaimed trumpeter and composer Igmar Thomas leads the and special guests in a musical tribute to Tribe’s trailblazing jazz and hip-hop sound. Highlighting works from their influential discography, the Revive Da Live Big Band will illustrate Tribe’s significance as innovators in musical production, a living repository of black music, an incubator for authentic expression and part of a seminal movement that ultimately changed the face of hip-hop.
“I heard the future here and now — let’s call it the present! — in the form of trumpeter Igmar Thomas” as quoted by artsjournal.com. Igmar captures the timelessness of jazz and the swagger of hip-hop through his visionary music. This San Diego native is an accomplished and highly skilled trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader. He picked up the trumpet at 12 and immediately displayed innate talent and discipline. Igmar began defining his own style as he played alongside legends such as Lionel Hampton, Clark Terry, Al Grey, Roy Hargrove, Jon Faddis, Ralph Peterson, and Terri Lynne Carrington, Beres Hammond, AG (from Showbiz n AG, DITC). In 2006 he graduated from Berklee College of Music where he studied on a full scholarship. While attending school in Boston he met many of the players that currently make up his sextet, Igmar Thomas & The Cypher. Now based in New York City where Igmar performs regularly with The Cypher and also is a highly recommended player for major acts. Igmar opened for acts like Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy, Heiroglyphics, Collie Buddz, Roy Hargrove & GURU, Mos Def, and also recorded with Wyclef Jean, John Legend, Jim Jones, Terence Howard, and many more. Igmar’s musicianship and natural skill has already impacted the scene and will continue to flourish as he introduces his music to the world.
Followed by the SPIT (Speakin’ In Tongues) after party in the Harlem Stage Gatehouse.
Presented in collaboration with Revive Music
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The Harlem Stage Gatehouse at Aaron Davis Hall
Price: $20 Members / $25 General
Doors Open At: 07:30 PM
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The Harlem Stage Gatehouse
150 Convent Ave. at W. 135 St.
New York, NY 10031
ph (212) 281-9240 x19
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