This March, Flushing City Corridor raises the digital curtain on a collection of wonderful jazz performances in celebration of Girls’s Historical past Month from its personal stage and with co-presented packages from Baltimore and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Flushing City Corridor has an extended historical past of presenting robust jazz programming and has expanded its viewers throughout the globe by way of digital programming because the pandemic closed its doorways one yr in the past. Though audiences are nonetheless not permitted into the gorgeous theatre native performers are actually slowly returning again on stage for live-streamed performances. The cultural nonprofit additionally has elevated its collaboration with different efficiency venues to convey further programming to its followers.
To conclude Girls’s Historical past Month, Flushing City Corridor is presenting “Songbirds”-A Virtual Tribute to Minnie Riperton, Shirley Horn, and Joni Mitchell by the Mala Waldron Quartet on March 26 at 7:00 PM (ET).
The Mala Waldron Quartet, that includes Mala Waldron-a pianist and vocalist with superb technical alacrity and sensitivity, and daughter of Jazz Icon Mal Waldron-with Steve Salerno (guitar), Michael T.A. Thompson (drums) and Gene Torres (bass), will carry out “Songbirds”-a lovely journey right into a not-so-distant previous made widespread by Minnie Riperton, Shirley Horn and Joni Mitchell, full of memorable music and tune. Mala has carried out all around the world at prestigious music festivals together with in Belgium, Russia, Belarus & China, Taiwan and Malaysia. She has carried out on a few of NYC’s most prestigious phases, together with the Iridium Jazz Membership, the Blue Notice, and the Jazz Commonplace, and on the Kennedy Heart’s Millennium Stage.
The live performance will likely be carried out and streamed reside from Flushing City Corridor’s theatre and may be seen on Flushing City Corridor’s YouTube channel. Viewers members can submit questions at any time throughout the efficiency for a reside Q&A which will likely be moderated by Flushing City Corridor’s Jazz Producer Clyde Bullard after the present. This efficiency is ticketed and prior buy ($5.00, plus a $1.00 comfort charge) is required to view the efficiency on-line.
Co-Presenting occasions from USVI and Baltimore
Flushing City Corridor will co-present two excellent jazz occasions in March:
On Friday, March 5, 2021 at 6:00 PM (ET) Flushing City Corridor will likely be co-streaming the efficiency of Victor Provost and Alex Brown Quartet reside from the St. John College for the Arts within the US Virgin Islands. Victor Provost, one of many world’s main voices on the distinctive, and sometimes misunderstood, steelpan, and Grammy-nominated pianist and composer Alex Brown, who’s rapidly rising on the forefront of a brand new technology of artists, co-lead a quartet that marries Jazz sensibilities with Caribbean swagger. Roots rhythms, swing, and hovering improvisations abound and the Trinidadian steelpan takes heart stage because the quartet options authentic compositions alongside the beloved music of Chick Correa, Bob Marley, Vince Mendoza, and extra. Audiences can RSVP totally free to get pleasure from this efficiency on YouTube. Previous to the efficiency is a Zoom discuss with the musicians which requires registration. Each Flushing City Corridor and St. John College for the Arts are chosen presenting members of Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Jazz Touring Network.
On March 20, 2021 at 8:00 PM (ET), the cultural nonprofit celebrates Girls’s Historical past Month with Songs of Freedom, love and inspiration of the genius ladies who’ve formed music-including Nina Simone, Miriam Makeba, Roberta Flack, Abbey Lincoln, Alice Coltrane and more-performed by jazz vocalist Akua Allrich & The Tribe. Flushing City Corridor is a Presenting Accomplice for this excellent efficiency, which will likely be live-streamed from the Artistic Alliance Theater in Baltimore, Maryland. Each Flushing City Corridor and Artistic Alliance are chosen presenting members of Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Jazz Touring Network. Akua Allrich is a vocalist past measure. A musical treasure with a large stage character and vocal type that’s fluid and ever-evolving, her musical roots run deep into soul, and rhythm and blues, with a transparent grounding in jazz and pan-African music. Alongside together with her ensemble, The Tribe, she has obtained accolades for her annual occasions honoring the defining feminine voices of Black music. This efficiency is ticketed and prior buy is required to view the efficiency on-line.
Month-to-month Digital Jazz Jam
Flushing City Corridor’s widespread month-to-month Virtual Jazz Jam: Celebrating the Legacy of Louis Armstrong is supported by the Louis Armstrong Academic Basis and has been led by Astoria resident Carol Sudhalter. Home band members embrace illustrious musicians resembling Joe Vincent Tranchina, Scott Neumann and Eric Lemon, who pay tribute to the good Louis Armstrong, performing songs related to the legendary trumpeter/vocalist each month.
On Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 7:00 PM (ET), in honor of Girls’s Historical past Month and Irish-American Heritage Month, the month-to-month Jazz Jam will embrace the theme, “Luck be a Girl or Irish!” the place individuals will carry out tunes about luck or by Irish composers.
Musicians taken with collaborating ought to electronic mail email@example.com with the instructed three- to four-minute tune they intend to play. The efficiency may be reside or a pre-recorded audio or video (however not knowledgeable, edited recording resembling a CD or YouTube video). Musicians who beforehand carried out are actually welcome to return. Choice is on a first-come, first-served foundation. Anybody is invited to hear and may merely tune in to Flushing City Corridor’s Facebook page or Zoom on Wednesday, March 10 at 7:00 PM (ET) to hitch the reside occasion totally free, with out registration.
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Steelpanist Victor Provost and pianist Alex Brown co-lead a quartet that marries Jazz sensibilities with Caribbean swagger. Roots rhythms, swing, and hovering improvisations abound and the Trinidadian steelpan takes heart stage because the quartet options authentic compositions alongside the beloved music of Chick Correa, Bob Marley, Vince Mendoza, and extra.
This program will likely be streamed on FTH’s Fb web page in partnership with St. John College of the Arts.
Wednesday, March 10, 7:00 PM (ET)
Virtual Jazz Jam “Luck be a Lady or Irish! Tunes in celebration of Women’s History Month, tunes about luck, or by Irish composers.”
Flushing City Corridor’s free Digital Jazz Jam: Celebrating the Legacy of Louis Armstrong invitations musicians and jazz aficionados to take part or just hear throughout its month-to-month jam session. In March, musicians will select songs tunes about luck, or by Irish composers because the historic venue celebrates Girls’s Historical past Month with the theme “Luck be a Girl or Irish!”
To observe reside, totally free tune in to Facebook or Zoom.
To take part, electronic mail firstname.lastname@example.org and determine the three- to four-minute tune you propose to play. Solely 15 musicians will likely be chosen on a first-come, first-served foundation.
Saturday, March 20, 8:00 PM (ET)
Akua Allrich & The Tribe: A Beautiful Disruption – The Genius of Black Women in Music
Value: $12, $20 supporter (+$3 service charge)
This partnership occasion is streamed reside from the Artistic Alliance Theater in Baltimore, Maryland. A Portion of the proceeds your ticket buy bought go to supporting the mission of Flushing City Corridor.
Tickets can be found for buy on-line http://bit.ly/AkuaAllrichCA
Friday, March 26, 7:00 PM (ET)
Value: $5 (plus a $1 comfort charge)
“SONGBIRDS”- Remembering Minnie Riperton, Shirley Horn and Joni Mitchell in a live-streamed live performance from Flushing City Corridor carried out by Mala Waldron Quartet, that includes Steve Salerno (guitarist), Michael T.A. Thompson (drummer) and Gene Torres (bass) adopted by a Q&A with the musicians.
Flushing City Corridor is happy to announce the launch of its redesigned web site: https://www.flushingtownhall.org/. The brand new web site improves entry to on-line occasions, instructional programming, artist providers, and rental availabilities. It additionally contains a model new PRESS ROOM with the newest press releases and information protection. As all the time, it stays an incredible supply for details about the historical past and mission of the group, in addition to essential contact and group engagement data.
Flushing City Corridor’s FTH At Home! digital programming is introduced totally free to most people however donations in any quantity are appreciated to help the artists and the nonprofit cultural group as they proceed to offer programming and leisure throughout New York and the world.
Flushing City Corridor’s amenities are briefly closed to the general public in accordance with COVID-19 security laws. Present packages are being introduced nearly.