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June 25 – Alexis Cuadrado with Claudia Acuña and Pablo Vergara

Hello dear listeners!

We are finally back! And we are thrilled to share with you an afternoon of musical and lyrical adventures from this powerhouse trio put together by Alexis Cuadrado, featuring award winning pianist Pablo Vergara, and singer Claudia Acuña, one of the most beautiful and compelling voices in jazz and creative music.

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Alexis Cuadrado – Trio of Words

Claudia Acuña – Voice
Pablo Vergara – Piano
Alexis Cuadrado – Bass

Alexis Cuadrado and his new trio present a set of music inspired by the poetic and folkloric traditions of Spain and Latin America. Drawn from such diverse sources as the surrealist poems of Federico Garcia Lorca or the moving protest songs of Víctor Jara, this trio explores the Hispanic diaspora with in an intimate setting that promises to enlighten your mind and stir your soul.

Sunday 25 June, Alexis Cuadrado – Trio of Words

Doors at 2:30 PM, concert begins at 3:00 PM sharp.


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ACTION ! June 17 – Women’s March To Ban The Bomb

NUCLEAR WEAPONS ARE ABOUT TO BE BANNED AND WE NEED YOUR VOICE!

In one of its final acts of 2016, the United Nations General Assembly adopted with overwhelming support a landmark resolution to begin negotiations on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. This historic decision heralds an end to two decades of paralysis in multilateral nuclear disarmament efforts.

Throughout June and July of 2017, governments will negotiate a ban on nuclear weapons at the United Nations. WILPF and our coalition are hitting the streets to celebrate and also demand a good treaty that prohibits these weapons of mass destruction once and for all!

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The Women’s March to Ban the Bomb is a women-led initiative building on the momentum of movements at the forefront of the resistance, including the Women’s March on Washington. It will bring together people of all genders, sexual orientations, ages, races, abilities, nationalities, cultures, faiths, political affiliations and backgrounds to march and rally at 12 PM – 4PM Saturday, June 17th 2017 in New York City!

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Times 

  • 12:00 PM meet at the assembly point across from Bryant Park along W41st street between Sixth Avenue and Broadway. Join the movement, get inspired, build solidarity, make some friends, and get ready to march!
  • 12:30 PM march begins along the route outlined above ending at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza where the rally begins!
  • 1:15 PM-4:00 PM Rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza with speakers and musical performances.

If you have disability-related needs, please contact Sandra Barron at sandra@reachingcriticalwill.org or at 646-420-2250 by Wednesday, June 14, 2017.


February 26 – Reed Basket

Hello dear listeners!

We are back to break the chill of winter with an incredible woodwind ensemble! Envisioned by Andy Biskin, Reed Basket is quartet of clarinets of various sizes and shapes, commandeered by Andy Biskin, Peter Hess, Mike McGinnis, and Sam Sadigursky. The group plays music by Pee Wee Russell, Jelly Roll Morton, Mozart, Schubert, Bartok, Lou Reed, and others, plus Biskin’s own original compositions.
Reed Basket

Reed Basket

Andy Biskin – Clarinet
Peter Hess- Clarinet
Mike McGinnis- Clarinet
Sam Sadigursky- Clarinet

This powerhouse quartet of musicians, all virtuosos in their own right, come together to take us on a journey through some of the great americana and jazz repertoire, into classical and original compositions, all reinterpreted to stretch the limits of the clarinet family and the creative collaboration of these players. A rare treat for eager ears, please join us as they bring their musical genius to the Parlor for an outstanding afternoon of inspiration.

Sunday 26 February, Reed Basket

Doors at 2:30 PM, concert begins at 3:00 PM sharp.


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January 8 – Made in China

Hello dear listeners!

Happy Holidays! We wish you all the best for the new year, and hope you can join us in getting it started right with a great trio of Jazz adventurers!

Michael Blake presents Made in China

Made in China

Michael Blake – Saxophone
Samuel Blaser – Trombone
Michael Sarin – Drums

Made in China got its name because the band was in fact made in China. Originally organized by a friend to tour China as a Quartet that included upright bass, the band found itself with visas in hand but no bass player. They were unsure how people would respond to a bass-less band but removing the core frequencies they had come to rely on gave them a wonderful challenge, it allowed for more space to exist and the trio adjusted to the setting without dropping a beat.

The result of this collaboration was captured on the 2016 album “Transmissions”. The recording can best be described as a ‘drive thru’ session. Even though the band hadn’t played in several years since their tour of China, they picked up where they left off, devising a program of mostly original music and several covers. Blake’s tunes include the head-slamming title track, a tribute to the great Ornette Coleman and a free-jazz Calypso inspired by the previous mentioned icon. Blaser’s compositions are a stark contrast, offering up both a bluesy tribute to a good friend and a melodic tongue twister called Mouse. The trio charms the listener by performing both of the cover songs, including a tender rendition of Louis Moholo’s You Ain’t Gonna Know Me ‘Cos You Think You Know Me and the rarely heard Jamaican ska tune You Don’t Know with an abiding reverence that captures every bit of the stubbornness that their titles suggest.

Please join us as they bring their musical genius to the Parlor for an outstanding afternoon of inspiration.

Sunday 8 January, Made in China

Doors at 2:30 PM, concert begins at 3:00 PM sharp.


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December 21 – Robinson and Rohe

Hello dear listeners!

As the days grow shorter, and the nights get colder, we have ingrained in us the need to gather close and keep warm with good cheer and song, and to fortify our spirits against the darkness that surrounds us…

.. and so we are thrilled to continue our holiday tradition of hosting Robinson and Rohe and having you join us in our celebration of the winter solstice on a rare, Wednesday evening performance.

Robinson and Rohe – 
The Longest Winter: A Christmas Concert and Singalong

A crowd of friends and neighbors has gathered on one of the longest nights of the year. All is warm and cozy inside, while the cold winter wind blows just outside the door. The clatter of wine glasses and mugs filled to the brim with hot cider gives way to silence. And from that radiant silence emerges a song…

For the past nine years, Robinson & Rohe has been performing The Longest Winter: A Christmas Concert and Singalong. Annually hosted in venues and house concerts throughout the Northeast, this event has become an audience favorite, a staple of the season. For the third year in a row, they bring their midwinter music to the Parlor Series, resplendent with a gorgeous backdrop, a triptych of paper cut light boxes designed by illustrator Andrew Benincasa.

Liam Robinson and Jean Rohe bring their folk-music roots and contemporary sensibilities to songs new and old. Robinson & Rohe go deep into the Christmas repertoire: the mystical, the melancholic, the soulful, the sublime. Expect songs you may not know: haunting melodies of old Europe, joyful singalongs of the Southern US, and modern takes on the strange and ancient Christmas tale. Please join us for this special evening.

About Robinson & Rohe:

Both accomplished songwriters in their own rights, Jean Rohe (guitar, singing) and Liam Robinson (banjo, accordion, singing) let their finely crafted songs shine in detailed arrangements and elegant harmonies. Whether in small clubs or on festival stages, Robinson & Rohe performances are intimate gatherings in which listeners are invited to share in the music-making.

Wednesday 21 December, Robinson and Rohe

Doors at 6:30 PM, concert begins at 7:00 PM sharp.

Coming Up:

Sunday, January 8, 3pm – Michael Blake


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December 4 – Chris Dingman Trio

Hello dear listeners!

Happy Thanksgiving!  We are grateful for you, our Parlor Series community, and give thanks for the extraordinary talents who reside in our sanctuary city that have graced our family home with soul food of the music variety over the last 5 years!  Thank you to all the musicians and music lovers out there — because we can all use a little wash in musical energy and positivity!

And therefore…. we are thrilled to once again welcome the amazing Chris Dingman back to the parlor with his new trio…

Chris Dingman Trio

Chris Dingman Trio

Chris Dingman – vibes, compositions
Linda Oh – bass
Paul Wiltgen – drums

Sunday 4 December, Chris Dingman Trio

Doors at 2:30 PM, concert begins at 3:00 PM sharp.

 

Coming Up:

Wednesday, December 21, 7pm – Robinson and Rohe – The Longest Winter

Sunday, January 8, 3pm – Michael Blake


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November 19 -Shipp-Noordhuis – Gilchrist

Hello dear listeners!

We are thrilled to welcome back James Shipp and Nadje Noordhuis, and to introduce the incredible Maeve Gilchrist in a Parlor Series debut of this trio!

Shipp/Noorduis Duo, featuring Maeve Gilchrist – Celtic Harp

“The air cools, the leaves turn, the evening extends its influence into the afternoon.  This time of year seems built for reflection and introspection; collars are up, windows are shut, meals are hotter and longer in the pot.  Come join three artists as they join forces to explore these feelings in the season when we in the Northeast remember the old countries in flavors, scents and songs.  Having worked together in many different settings, this will be the group’s debut as a trio, and together they will explore original compositions, traditional folk music, and well-loved old songs, delivered with the lush sounds of shimmering brass, earthy percussion, ringing vibraphone, endlessly warm electronics, and the undeniable harp and singing of Maeve Gilchrist.”

– James Shipp

Shipp/Noorduis Duo, featuring Maeve Gilchrist

James Shipp -Vibraphone, Percussion and Electronics
Nadje Noordhuis- Trumpet
Maeve Gilchrist – Harp and Vocals

Saturday 19 November, Shipp/Noorduis Duo, featuring Maeve Gilchrist

Doors at 2:30 PM, concert begins at 3:00 PM sharp.

Coming Up:

Sunday, December 04, 3pm – Chris Dingman Trio

Wednesday, December 21, 7pm – Robinson and RoheThe Longest Winter

Sunday, January 8, 3pm – Michael Blake


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