A brilliant and under-appreciated 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.
This Tuesday:Rhonda Hansome
& more Hosted by Eric Vetter, No Name is a “workout show,” wherein talented performers are encouraged to play and try out new comedic or storytelling material. The audience is invited to hang out afterward to share feedback, shoot the breeze, and get on the mic themselves.
Live music, poetry, open mic, spoken word, comedy, food, and more at Word Up’s 6th anniversary party !
“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.