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Jazz Foundation Presents: Greg Bandy All Stars at Word Up

A brilliant and under-appreciat​ed master of the jazz idiom, drummer Greg Bandy began his professional career at age 20 after being discovered by Charles Mingus. A native of Cleveland, he would go on to work with many greats, including Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard, Pharoah Sanders, and a recent, remarkable run with Gary Bartz. He has twice been nominated for a Grammy. For Make Music New York he brings a special, one-time group of Harlem’s finest.

This performance is presented by the Jazz Foundation of America’s Gig Fund program, with support from the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

“I Have No Room for the Broken”- One Woman Show at Word Up

“I Have No Room for the Broken” is a one-woman show by Angy Abreu, that embraces a sense of loss and abandonment and shows how love can go wrong. The monologue is as an intelligent, well-thought out and passionate parade of emotions locked into the messiness of relationships. In a highly charged and emotionally intricate manner,  Abreu discloses her need to make connections and the tragedy of choosing the wrong partner. Her words are fever pitch and declamatory  exclamations of someone defending herself and in the end coming out scarred and bruised yet stronger and wiser. This is an exercise of healing and catharsis of the highest order.