Every Monday 8.30pm
Monday September 2nd
Kyle Schweizer & Friends
Guitar, Vocals & Fiddle
The acoustic musicians of Brooklyn form a community of vibrant artists who bring a variety of musical insight into the traditional canon of bluegrass tunes. With backgrounds in everything from trad jazz to Klezmer and Zydeco, educations as far-reaching as Berklee School of Music and front porch pickin’, and influences that range from Bach to Ornette, the musicians of the Collective bring enormous breadth and depth to NYC bluegrass. The Brooklyn Bluegrass Collective captures the best of the talent and spirit that resides in the roots music community of Brooklyn, New York.
Monday September 9th
Two Guitars & Violin
Bedlam Swing perform Jazz and Swing music in the style of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. Blending 1930’s Swing with a host of other influences, from flamenco, to klezmer, to modern Jazz.
Monday September 16th
Melanie Scholtz "Lone Looper"
South African Soul
Live Vocal Looping
Melanie Scholtz is a South African born, multi award winning jazz singer and composer. She started playing the piano from the age of 5 and went on to study Opera at The University of Cape Town Opera School where she graduated with a Performer’s Diploma in 2000. Melanie went on to teach at the University of Cape Town from 2004-2005. Melanie has released five successful solo albums and has won many awards; In 2010, Melanie was named the Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz and In 2012, and won all three prizes at the prestigious Jazz Revelations competition as part of the Jazz a Juan Festival in Nice, France. Melanie has performed all over the world including her native country, South Africa, Czech Republic, Slovakia , Germany , France, Italy, Norway and Sweden.
Monday September 22nd
Sean Broadbelt Duo
Spanish, French and African Moorish rhythms
An explosion of poetry in motion is how to describe Sean and Girshwyn Broadbelt. With a diverse repertoire, Broadbelt takes the listener on a journey around the world. From jazz to blues, Latin Jazz to Afro Cuban, Baroque and Contemporary, there is something for everyone. Sean and Girshwyn have performed professionally from the age of seven and attended the Royal Conservatory of Music. Their approach to music brings rhythmic, dynamic and fluid exchange that has been compared to DJango Rienhardt, Sonny Scharock, and Blood Ulmer.
While attending York University, the duo recorded their first work titled, “No Way.” The recording was written and produced as a family project with, Garnet Broadbelt their father. Together they toured colleges and universities all over North America.
Sean and Girshwyn have worked in many aspects of the music industry, including popular music and Broadway. “Brooklyn Renaissance, Vol I” was recorded at Florida’s Barry University, David Brinkley Studios. This cd is a tribute to the Caribbean, Latin roots that inspires much of their music and familiar style.
Jazz at the Smithsonian in DC, The United Nations, United Way, The Council on Foreign Relations, Harvard Club, The Apollo Theater, Hilton on Broadway, The Waldorf Astoria, NBC Studios Rainbow Room Rockefeller Center, and Lincoln Center. Private parties for such notables as the Clintons, Diana Ross, Maya Angelou, members of the British Royal family.
Broadbelt has dazzled audiences for many years while also producing, composing and arranging music for other artists. Sean and Girshwyn maintain a professional standard and bring the “Art of The Guitar Duo” to an exiting new level.