A Benefit Concert for The New York Immigration Coalition

A Benefit Concert for The New York Immigration Coalition

Banda Nueva York, Gregorio Uribe, One Ring Zero, Mamie Minch, Zamba 2 Samba, MikelParis, Accord Treble Choir, Special Guest NYC Council Member Brad Lander

Wed, April 19, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:45 pm

$15.00 - $20.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

All proceeds go to The New York Immigration Coalition *** Limited seating - Lineup subject to change *** Food generously donated by Colson's Patisserie and Taco Nuevo Mexico ***

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A Benefit Concert for The New York Immigration Coalition
A Benefit Concert for The New York Immigration Coalition
Please come join us for an awesome night of live music, drinking, and dancing in solidarity with all New Yorkers to support the amazing work of The New Immigration Coalition, an organization committed to representing the collective interests of New York’s diverse immigrant communities and organizations and devising solutions to advance them!

Performers include the authentic power of Sinaloense music with Banda Nueva York, charismatic Colombian accordionist & singer Gregorio Uribe with jazz vocalist Solange Prat, the reunion of critically acclaimed Brooklyn indie outfit One Ring Zero, the inimitable blues sounds of guitarist and singer Mamie Minch, the joyous melodies and rhythms of Brazilian samba with Zamba 2 Samba, the unique acoustic sounds of O.A.R.'s Mikel Paris, and the gorgeous voices of Accord Treble Choir.

Special Guest: New York City Council Member Brad Lander

Food generously donated by Colson's Patisserie and Oaxaca Taqueria

All proceeds go to http://www.thenyic.org/.
Banda Nueva York
Banda Nueva York
Banda Nueva York (BNY) creates the energy and power of the authentic Sinaloense bandas. United by their affection for the music of north-western Mexico’s deserts, mountains and beaches, sixteen of NYC’s finest musicians joined together in 2015 to form BNY. It all began when a Mexican singer from Sinaloa and an American trumpeter who lived in Mexico met while working in New York. One evening over a fine mezcal, they discovered their shared nostalgia for the authentic banda sound and recognized the desire to bring this music to NYC audiences.

The Sinaloa tradition began when 19th-century European immigrants brought their bands to Mexico and mixed with the local music culture, growing over time into an original Sinaloense sound. One part raucous dance music, another part romantic love song, this music is now found at every party and social event in Sinaloa and has spread across the south-western US. Banda Nueva York strives to recreate that sound through a full instrumentation of trumpets, trombones, clarinets, alto horns, sousaphone, percussion and singers. BNY musicians share strong connections to Mexico as either native Mexicans, Chicanos, or Americans who lived, travelled or toured throughout the country. Experience the alma of this great music with BNY and you will be singing and dancing all night!

Throughout New York, BNY has performed at The Shrine, DROM, El Patron, La Boom, Stage48, in collaboration with Calpulli Mexican Dance Co. and invited by the Mexican Consulate to be featured artists at their 206th Anniversary of Mexican Independence celebration in NYC. The summer of 2016 saw BNY in the studio recording their debut album featuring original songs by Tavo Lara, Pancho Pikadientes and arrangements by Julio Lizarraga. The music video for their first single “Hoy Te Traigo Serenata” was received with wide acclaim and they recently completed shooting on their much anticipated second video, “Noche de Pasion,” to be released soon.

Besides banda, members of BNY also perform classical, jazz and other styles. The have appeared on the worlds great stages including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Disney Concert Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, Mexico City's Palacio de Bellas Artes, Auditorio Nacional and with orchestras such as the NY Philharmonic, LA Phil, Metropolitan Opera, American Symphony and Boston Symphony, and with Placido Domingo, Max Weinberg, the Temptations, Josh Groban, Lila Downs, Eugenia León, Natalia Lafourcade, Mariachi Real de México and Jarana Beat, and work regularly on Broadway and at Radio City Music Hall. Members can be heard playing on major record labels, soundtracks and recordings.
Gregorio Uribe
Gregorio Uribe
Singer, songwriter and accordionist, Gregorio Uribe was born in Colombia and currently resides in New York. Emerging as a graduate from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Uribe has forged a unique place in the music scene in both the United States and Latin America. Also leading the Gregorio Uribe Big Band, a 16-piece orchestra that blends cumbia and other Colombian rhythms with powerful big band arranging, Uribe released "Cumbia Universal" (Zoho Music) featuring 8-time GRAMMY-winner and Latin music icon Rubén Blades, in October 2015, Upon its release the album hit the Billboard charts and received widespread critical acclaim with sold-out performances in prestigious venues such as Jazz at Lincoln Center.


Most recently, the multi-faceted Uribe put together a smaller ensemble that highlights his songwriting and the presence of the accordion. This new format differs from the big band in its more compact size and organic style. However it stays true to its leader's danceable rhythm. Having introduced this new music in latest tour, which included Brown University, Gregorio Uribe is currently in the process of recording his next self-composed album.

Gregorio has been a guest artist with Latin icon Carlos Vives on several occasions including Madison Square Garden. He was also named by the government of Colombia as one of the "100 most successful Colombians abroad".
One Ring Zero
One Ring Zero
One Ring Zero is led by Michael Hearst and Joshua Camp. The band has released eight albums, including As Smart As We Are: The Author Project, featuring lyrics by Paul Auster, Margaret Atwood, Dave Eggers, and Neil Gaiman, among others; Planets, a collection of new compositions that represent the solar system and beyond; and their most recent, The Recipe Project, in which the band has taken recipes from today’s top chefs (Mario Batali, Tom Colicchio, David Chang, etc.), set them to music, and sung them word for word. One Ring Zero has performed at music venues and cultural institutions including the Whitney Museum of Art, Central Park Summer Stage, The Kennedy Center, Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre, Spring Scream in Taiwan, Era in Tokyo, New Morning in Paris, The Chicago World Music Festival, and the Fundacion Principe de Asturia in Spain. The band’s music has been featured in dance concerts, films, television, animations, fashion shows, and NPR programming including This American Life, Fresh Air, and Morning Edition.
Mamie Minch
Mamie Minch
Mamie Minch first appeared in the NYC live music scene as an acoustic guitarist and singer with a voice and sensibility well beyond her years. One listen to her and you’ll understand- there is music you want to sing, and there is music you were meant to sing. Mamie found her voice in reviving -and writing- antique blues songs, even though whe’s now just over a quarter century old.

Minch’s father played fingerstyle guitar on his vintage Martin- he taught her the Mississippi John Hurt and Rev. Gary Davis songs that started her excitement about fingerstyle guitar and became her musical bedrock. She culled DIY aesthetic influences from her teenage exposure to punk and garage bands in her hometown in Delaware; she liked the parallel unself-conciousness in the approach of these musicians and traditional American folk musicians.

Around this time Mamie also started exploring Bessie Smith, Sarah Martin, and Memphis Minnie- their unabashed sensuality and the winking, confessional nature of their songs was to become a major influence in her performing and songwriting style. Upon coming to New York Mamie’s fascination with early recordings found a community of kindred spirits. Some of her first connections were with a group of 78 collectors who would throw listening parties for their rarest finds.

She shortly co-founded The Roulette Sisters, a popular all-woman retro quartet that performed originals and covers of blues, country tunes and early girl group harmony peices by the like of the Boswell and Andrews Sisters. She kept growing musically, spending a summer travelling through europe with an Italian anarchist street band, and busking extensively in New York City as part of Music Under New York.

Upon leaving the band in 2007 Mamie has been working on her own material as a songwriter and performer. She has played residencies at Brooklyn’s world music mecca Barbes and the 68 Jay Bar in Dumbo, and shared the stage with Dayna Kurtz, Jolie Holland, Bliss Blood, and loads of other talented friends. Her debut solo CD, the Razorburn Blues, is a limited edition handmade item.
Zamba 2 Samba
Zamba 2 Samba
Seven years ago, North American vocalist Susan Justice sent out the call for Brooklyn-based musicians who loved Brazilian samba as much as she did. The result was the quartet Zamba 2 Samba, a flurry of guitar, flute and percussion fronted by singing that combines dramatic phrasing with subtle beauty. Currently with members from Brazil, Israel & Trinidad, Zamba 2 Samba draws inspiration from beloved Brazilian vocalists Elis Regina and Marisa Monte, playing classic sambas from master sambistas such as Nelson Cavaquinho, Cartola & many others with uncommon passion and flair.
MikelParis
MikelParis
From Germany to Australia, New York to London, MikelParis has graced stages worldwide. He joined the renowned cast of STOMP intensifying his passion for rhythm and groove. He parlayed this experience into working with Platinum selling artist PINK, TRAIN, renowned comedy rockers The DAN BAND, folk singer JEWEL and eventually American touring staple O.A.R. In addition to sharing his talent with other artists, MP also has a prolific solo career and has developed a unique style of playing the acoustic guitar called "GuitarDrumming." It infuses his piano and rhythmic skills into an organic, groove oriented sound that has become the foundation for many of his songs. In his debut solo release "FLOW", he infuses this "GuitarDrumming" style and dynamic melodies into a collection of songs that truly reflect the albums title. His sophomore release “HIHOWAREYA Vol. 1” continues his evolution as a writer and features five new songs. MP is also the creator of TuneTrek - History through Music Travel show. He finds historic landmarks while traveling and tells their stories through his unique perspective using photography, video, and an original song that he writes and performes at each location. Watch for Season 1 airing on PBS 2017.
Accord Treble Choir
Accord Treble Choir
Accord Treble Choir was formed in 2009 by friends and veteran choral singers in NYC. The choir selects challenging music that emphasizes the beauty of treble voices. Their repertoire ranges from medieval chant to Renaissance madrigals to the vast array of 20th and 21st century composers who wrote specifically for upper voice a cappella ensembles. For their debut in November 2009, Accord performed a program predominantly comprised of pieces by Hungarian composers at St. Stephen of Hungary church in Manhattan. The choir is constantly expanding their repertoire while honing musicianship, ensemble, vocal command, and unity. In a very short time, Accord has become a force to be reckoned with on the NYC choral scene. Accord has been an Ensemble in Residence at the St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church in Manhattan since 2011 and performed at the 2012 Eastern Division Conference of the American Choral Directors Association in Providence, Rhode Island.

Members of Accord push each other to grow musically, aurally, and vocally by exploring various languages and styles. The ensemble strives to be non-hierarchical, working collaboratively to interpret and prepare pieces in the spirit of consensus. To this end members are equally valued as leaders and contributors in the music making process. All members have all been actively involved with choral music for the majority of their lives. Their combined musical/choral/vocal knowledge and resources strengthen the group and create an atmosphere of sharing and trust. Audience members hear and feel the genuine joy, openness and passion Accord pours into each note.