The Shrine Big Band is a 15-piece big band, with three trumpets, three trombones, four saxes, flute, piano, guitar, bass, and drums. Come and experience our experimental and hard-swinging sounds at The Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard (corner 134th) in Harlem every first Sunday of the month at 9:00 p.m.!
This Sunday I’ll be swinging through Harlem to join pianist Eric Plaks, drummer Jon Pannikar and the Shrine Band from 9 to 11. Did I mention it’s a FREE show and Shrine Lagers are only 3 bucks? Dig!
The band also has a new MySpace page featuring recordings and all upcoming show dates. Check it out!
Here’s a video of some blues to get you in the mood:
The Josh Lawrence Jazz 3 album ROOTS in now available on Spotify.
Spotify is a new way to listen to music.
Millions of tracks, any time you like. Just search for it in Spotify, then play it. Just help yourself to whatever you want, whenever you want it.
#JazzREvolution brings people together through music and technology. This is our second event showcasing NOW music from Philly & Harlem. Three bands. No cover. $3 Shrine Lagers.
6 PM – Singer Elli Fordyce
8 PM - The Michel/Delisfort Situation
10 PM – The NEW Quartet -1
#JazzREvolution II @ the Shrine
When: Tuesday, June 28, 6 PM-midnight
Where: 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Bl
More info: http://www.shrinenyc.com/
Aleksandra Baldych’s #JazzREvolution series kicked off it’s inaugral show at the Shrine in Harlem on February 22. The event featured the Plaks / Pannikar Big Band, the Josh Lawrence Jazz 3 feat. Lauren Lark & Sly Scott and the Chris Phillips Band. Photographer Robert Polkosnik was on hand to catch the night with his camera. Enjoy!
Modern Angles in Sound and Soul
Harlem’s own Lu Reid hosts an evening of music from a collective of artists based in NYC and Philly at the Shrine World Music Venue on February 22, 2011. The Jazz (R)Evolution Showcase features three bands representing different perspectives on classic genres.
The Eric Plaks / Jon Pannikar Big Band charges into the avant-garde with vigorous energy reminiscent of Cecil Taylor or Bill Dixon. Their repertoire consists of original compositions penned by various members of the band and featuring a host of brilliant improvisers.
Trumpeter Josh Lawrence leads his band the Jazz 3 from Philadelphia with music from their latest album Roots, an autobiographical song-cycle chronicling the bandleader’s personal and musical influences. This acoustic hard bop trio will be joined by special guests.
The Chris Phillips Band is one of the hottest Soul groups in Manhattan. The B.B. King Blues Club’s house band is led by keyboardist / vocalist Chris Phillips through his funky original songs and classic covers of artists from Steely Dan to Stevie Wonder.
The Jazz (R)Evolution runs from 6 PM to midnight on February 22, 2011 at the Shrine World Music Venue (2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd). No cover.
For more information please visit www.shrinenyc.com.
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