Off-Brand Music Series is back for our seventeenth installment!
Off-Brand is a music series hosted by Branded Saloon and curated by Colin Hinton that celebrates New York's experimental and avant-garde music community.
As always, a wonderful night full of music with a $10 suggested donation (but no one will be turned away for lack of funds).
Branded has been very kind to us for the last year and in order to repay the kindness they have shown, I would really encourage everyone to order a drink or two - or even order food (have you tried their food? Everything is KILLING). Remember - we need this to be a mutually beneficial relationship between both the venue and musicians. Branded is one of the last places (that I know of) that doesn't charge us to use the backroom for our weirdo DIY events. PLEASE, let's keep it that way and support the venues that support us!
10pm - Xander Naylor
Xander Naylor - guitar
Ryan Dugre - guitar
Jason Nazary - drums
11pm - Leonor Falcón
Leonor Falcón Pasquali - violin/compositions
Christof Knoche - bass clarinet
Juanma Trujillo - guitar
Juan Pablo Carletti - drums
Off-Brand Music Series is back for our seventeenth installment!
Fandango at the Wall tears down three types of wall: (1) physical walls, as we recorded musicians on both sides of the San Diego and Tijuana border; (2) musical walls, as we invited special guests from diﬀerent musical traditions such as jazz, classical, Broadway, hip hop, san jarocho; and (3) recording borders, as we recorded both outside in the live environment and also in a recording studio.
What is more, this project has several formats: (1) the music album released by Resilience Music Alliance; (2) a book on the history of United States-Mexico (with a foreword by historian Douglas Brinkley and afterword by Ambassador Andrew Young) released by Hachette Audio & Grand Central Press; (3) and a documentary which is in the works, that focuses on the lives of the son jarocho musicians.
The Association of Dominican Classical Artists presents “Composers from Centroamérica”. The concert will take place at the Aaron Davis Hall, Marian Anderson Theater on Thursday April 18th 2019, 7:00 PM.
The concert will count with the participation of Dominican guest conductor Darwin Aquino, featuring soloists Edmundo Ramirez, viola and Luis E. Casal, violin, performing pieces of Carlos Jose Castro from Costa Rica, Roque Cordero & Luis Enrique Casal from Panama and Esteban Servellon from el Salvador among others. World premiere by Guatemalan composer Sergio Reyes.
The concert features an unprecedented program where the music is exclusively written for orchestra by past and present composers from various parts of Central America. A World Premiere specially written for this concert “Migraciones” by Guatemalan composer Sergio Reyes, encourages a deeper reflection upon the causes and consequences of the Central American migration crisis. The piece evokes the migrants’ various emotions, such as abandonment, courage, and hope. The music is also homage to journalists and humanitarian organizations committed to assist and document the migrants’ odyssey, urging empathy and solidarity. This is very important in the current political climate where contributions by immigrants are so often overlooked.
Arturo O'Farrill joins forces with a rhythm section to perform music of resistance. The program will include The Offense of the Drum, 40 Acres and a Burro, Three Revolutions and selections from the Little Tiny Walls Suite. Guests to be announced.
Inspired by their mutual devotion to Jazz, world music, and social justice, Hyuna Park and Myriam Phiro have created MARIPOSA, an all-female international Jazz Band with a mission. As a jazz collective, Mariposa brings together 5 musicians who passionately share their musical influences through a unique interpretation of jazz and international standards. This invitation to their musical journey is presented as a symbol of empowerment — the butterfly (“Mariposa” in Spanish) representing the “chaos” concept that “small incidents can produce larger effects.”
Hyuna Park (piano and musical direction), Myriam Phiro (vocals and bandleader), Leonor Falcon (violin), Tina Lama (bass), and Mariana Ramirez (drums and percussion) all come from different walks of life and parts of the world. To celebrate NYC’s vast musical diversity, they have adopted a common tongue in a stylistic approach to Jazz which combines North and South American rhythms and languages from 4 different countries, an international repertoire, and an irresistible groove that will make you want to dance, clap, or tap your foot. This musical drive and inventiveness, together with its powerful message of authenticity and world vision, will carry the listener along with MARIPOSA on the wings of their journey to a musical and cultural transformation.
O Kwarteto is back on March 2nd for a night of Brazilian music arranged for string quartet, featuring the marvelous Mirella Costa (voice) and Negah Santos (percussion).
Join us for our renditions of beautiful tunes from the genres of Choro, Samba, Forro and Modinha.
Violins - Ludovica Burtone & Delaney Stockli
Viola - Leonor Falcon
Cello - Emily Hope-Price
BRAWCH IS MORE THAN HAPPY TO PRESENT, FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE:
Sarah Bernstein's Music For Strings!
As played by the Veer Quartet:
w/Sana Nagano, Leonor Falcón and Nick Jozwiak
SARAH BERNSTEIN is a New York-based composer and violinist whose work incorporates vocals, electronics, improvisation and original text. She is known for her fiery multidisciplinary performances, and has garnered international acclaim for her distinctive recordings. She leads bands, performs solo, and collaborates with numerous artists in avant-jazz, chamber music, experimental pop and noise. Nominated "Rising Star" in the DownBeat Critics Poll for the past four years, Bernstein is a recognized innovator in forward-thinking jazz. Her approach merges post-tonal and polyrhythmic melody with sonic exploration and raw emotion. In addition to live performance, Bernstein's music is featured on radio programs, podcasts, and film scores. Her poetry has been published by Red Ceilings Press and Sensitive Skin Magazine. She is originally from San Francisco, CA.
Part of the 2018 Next Wave Festival
Spanish-born guitarist and composer Oscar Peñas and his quartet combine piano, bass, and drums with a string quartet in this classical-jazz suite inspired by the 3,000-year-old Andalusian fishing tradition known as the almadraba. Borrowing sounds from Cuban and South American folk music, as well as from Peñas’ own Iberian heritage, the composition pays poetic tribute to this age-old ecological technique for sustainably trapping bluefin tuna. A musical narration of this arduous process—from the labyrinthine formation of boats to the dramatic hoisting of nets—Almadraba is both a lush melding of sonic styles and a celebration of ancient wisdom.
Lighting design by Lucrecia Briceño
Strings duo Peach and Tomato (Sana Nagano and Leonor Falcón) is back in town! 🍑🎻🍅🎻 at this cozy homey bar called Pete’s Candy Store (it’s a bar w/ no candies) in W’burg.
Time flied and this is our first show in 2018! We are bringing some new compositions, new chops and overall new vibes! 🙉🙉🎻🎻⚡️⚡️
This time we are getting a bit classy😍w/ Bach/Stephen Grappelli/Django Reinhardt vibes to us and also Tomato’s compositions that we never performed, as well as our 2017 hits! 🤪💩
Inspired by their mutual devotion to Jazz, world music, and social justice, Hyuna Park and Myriam Phirohave created MARIPOSA, an all-female international Jazz Band with a mission. As a jazz collective, Mariposa brings together 5 musicians who passionately share their musical influences through a unique interpretation of jazz and international standards. This invitation to their musical journey is presented as a symbol of empowerment — the butterfly (“Mariposa” in Spanish) representing the “chaos” concept that “small incidents can produce larger effects.”
With Latin Grammy Winner Maestro RAUL JAURENA and singer/pianist prodigy DIEGO AMADOR.
Composer/Arranger/Music Director/Bandoneon Master: Maestro Raul Jaurena,
Composer/Arranger/Music Director/Pianist/Singer: Diego Amador,
Director/Producer/Designer: Angel Gil Orrios,
Singer: Marga Mitchell,
Vibraphone: Felipe Fournier, Juan Diego Villalobos,
Violin: Ali Bello, Leonor Falcon,
Double Bass: Yunior Terry, Carlos Mena, Edward Perez,
Box/Percussion: Diego Jr. Amador,
Dancer: Yaisuri Salamanca, John Hernan Raigosa, Sol La Argentinita,
“The inspiration for this concert came during my 2017 concert tour of southern Italy. When the promoter said to me, ‘You remind me of images of the Black Madonna,’ I realized that the only images I had seen of Christ and Mary were Caucasian. In Italy, I saw many pictures of black madonnas with a face that could look like mine. Those faces served as my muse, and revealed strength and grace,” said Jones.