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Kaplan Music & Entertainment is bringing great music to Culture Project in January!

by on Jan.09, 2013, under News

Each artist puts their own unique spin on jazz music- be it piano influenced by classic poetry, an all female modern quartet, hip flutists or Irish folk song and tango inspired trumpet!

 Shows are presented by Kaplan Music & Entertainment and will be held at

Culture Project

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(45 Bleecker, at Lafayette).

Click the links below for ticket information.

Below you’ll find the schedule of events and info on each show.

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Sunday, Jan 13: Gregg Kallor Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert

7:00 pm Doors

Gregg Kallor, described by five-time Grammy nominee Fred Hersch as “an extraordinary pianist, a composer of great distinction and a true conceptualist…” gathers with friends for a benefit concert to raise money for Occupy Sandy- a coordinated relief effort to help distribute resources and volunteers to help neighborhoods and people affected by the storm.

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Monday, Jan 14: True Blues featuring Corey Harris, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Guy Davis, Dirk Powell, and Riley Baugus

6:00 pm Doors
True Blues chronicles the extraordinary living culture of the blues in an evening of music and conversation with blues greats. Hosted by Corey Harris, an accomplished musician and MacArthur Fellowship award winner. Along with Alvin Youngblood Hart, Guy Davis, Dirk Powell and Riley Baugus, Harris will take the audience through the history and depth of blues culture with performances and stories alike.

Presented by Kaplan Music & Entertainment and T Presents.

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Tuesday, Jan 15: Rose & the Nightingale

7:00 pm Doors

Rose & the Nightingale is four powerful New York based multi-instrumentalists and improvisers: Jody Redhage (voice, cello, compositions), Leala Cyr (voice, trumpet), Sara Caswell (violin, mandolin), & Laila Biali (voice, piano). The band’s warm sound of three part vocal harmonies, intricate arrangements, and burning solos has proven to cut through to a deeper level of connection with audiences.

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Tuesday, Jan 15: Flutronix 

9:30 pm Doors

Nathalie Joachim and Allison Loggins- Hull are Flutronix, a critically acclaimed pair of fresh and eclectic flutists who are paving the way from their classical roots to the future of music. Their original compositions, described by NewMusicBox as “equally indebted to and comfortable in several musical lineages,” navigate daring forms of popular, experimental, and contemporary classical music while implementing electronics and digital effects.

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Saturday, Jan 26: Nadje Noordhuis & Jo Lawry

7:00 pm Doors

Australian-born trumpeter/composer Nadje Noordhuis celebrates the release of her long-awaited self-titled album. Combining cinematic sweep, transportive emotion, and rich melodic grandeur, Noordhuis possesses one of the most unforgettably lyrical voices in modern music. She was one of ten semi-finalists in the 2007 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition and was selected as a Carnegie Hall Young Artist to undertake a weeklong residency with trumpet great Dave Douglas in 2010.
She will be joined by fellow Aussie and accomplished singer, Jo Lawry. Join these two Aussies as we celebrate Australia Day on January 26th! ::



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Sammy Miller & The Congregation Jan 22-26th at Dizzy’s Coco-Cola Club!

by on Jan.06, 2013, under News

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Sammy Miller & The Congregation

“Music that feels good”


Sammy Miller and the Congregation: Bringing the Joy Back to Jazz

Performing Next Month at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy Club Coco-Cola

New York, New York, December 7, 2012 – A native of Los Angeles, 21
year-old Sammy Miller has become known for his unique maturity and relentless
focus on making music that “feels good”, whether he’s holding down the drumset
with Jazz legends like Johnny O’Neal or leading his own group, Sammy Miller & The

Next month, Miller will bring the Congregation’s fresh and swinging sound to
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy Club Coco-Cola for five nights (January 22-26; 11:30pm
set time). The group includes some of New York’s most sought after young jazz talent,
including bassist Josh Crumbly (Terence Blanchard, Taylor Eigsti) and pianist Kris
Bowers (Marcus Miller, Kanye West).

Although nobody in the sextet is older than 22, the group channels the spirit of
jazz from an earlier age. “I know a lot of young musicians are looking to play odd-time
signatures, with misleading harmony, and disorientating melodies, but I am not interested
in that,” says Miller. “Jazz is about the spirit of bringing people together. It is a joyful
music. That is what we are trying to do.”

Sammy Miller received his BA from the New School and is currently a Masters Student at
The Juilliard School. These days, you can find him every Saturday at Smoke Jazz holding
the drum seat with the great Johnny O’Neal (Art Blakey, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown). At
the ripe old age of 21, Sammy has already performed/recorded with the likes of Wynton
Marsalis, Christian Scott, Bobby Watson, David Benoit, and Ozomotli, and has received
a list of accolades that includes the Los Angeles Jazz Society’s Shelly Manne Award, the
Dolo Coker Scholarship, and the 2009 Los Angeles Music Center’s Spotlight Award.

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