Live at Plaza33

The Live at Plaza33 series features bands entertaining large after-work crowds with jazz, funk, and folk. Audiences as big as 500 enjoy free summertime concerts in this new community space. Occurs on Tuesdays through September.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Morgan O'Kane plays banjo like no other. Originally hailing from Virginia; O'Kane currently resides in Brooklyn when he is not on tour, where he sometimes plays in the subway and on the street. The music is "to bluegrass and old timey what punk was to rock in the late seventies" (Ian Spafford / www.stirrings.org.uk)Deeply steeped in old traditions, O'Kane treats the banjo differently than you've heard it before and brings a punk sensibility to his music.
 

 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Vitor Gonçalves is a pianist, accordionist, composer and arranger from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After an illustrious career as an in demand musician in Brazil, playing with such icons as Hermeto Pascoal, Maria Bethânia, Itiberê Zwarg, and many others, he made the move to New York City, where he currently resides.

 

Lohai is a new soul pop collaboration between Alita Moses and Devon Yesberger.

http://www.lohaitheband.com/

 
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Brazilian subway musician, solo guitar with focus on Bossa, Samba and Choro.

 
Thursday, July 6, 2017

Eliano Braz, Violinist and Violist, is a native of Fortaleza -Ceara Brazil. He has been playing for over 26 years and currently resides in NYC.

 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The accordionist Felipe Hostins began his music studies at age three with his paternal grandfather, Valmor Hostins. He later joined the School of Music Amormega (Middle Garcia Neighborhood Association), in his hometown of Blumenau, where he studied music theory for accordion for 4 years.

After the death of his grandfather in July 2004, Hostins spent a year away from studies and his instrument. But in 2005 he was invited to join a band of Brazilian alternative rock called La Belle Excuse. He recorded an album with the group. That same year, Hostins started a forró (traditional Brazilian music that originated in the northeast of the country) project with the percussionist Leco Santos and with the singer and composer from Pernambuco Pochyua Andrade, a partnership that endures to the present time.

Brazilian rhythms, such as forró, Sertanejo and Chamamé are Hostins’s specialties.

In 2008, Hostins began his career in Brazilian country music with the duo Leo & Nando where he stayed for two years. In 2009 and 2010, he worked with the duo Sergio Correa & Paulinho Duo, and the Timbrown group, which recorded the DVD TIMBROWN LEVADA SERTANEJA in the city of Blumenau.

In 2012, Hostins joined the DB Studio, where he participated in several recordings of bands and singers, such as Kainan Brass (ex Kaic & Kainan), Edu Farias, Everton & Murilo, Leandro & Evandro, Moses & Luiz Henrique, Carol Hends, John and Luan, Thomas Riolle, Alan Matheus, Leo & Nando, Lud & Leo, Joni Lopes Andrade & Fabiano, Junio and Julio.

In 2013, Hostins Joined the Brazilian Music Conservatory of Itajaí/SC. He started a Brazilian trio called "Trio Boa Fé". The trio recorded an album called Trio Boa Fé. They mix Brazilian rhythms with world music.

In 2014, Hostins attended the Accordion Festival Piçarras / SC, playing alongside the World Champion of Accordion, Bruno Moritz, and also the Brazilian Champion of Accordion, Rafael Petry, as well as the recording of the commemoration of the 40th Career Anniversary of the duo JUNIO AND JULIO.

Hostins is a partner of the "Pink Chair Project", along with the Music Producer and DJ Rodrigo Cabañero, a project that mixes electronic music with Brazilian Rhythms. In 2015 he started with Pochuya Andrade and Leco Santos a tour in Brazil which went through several cities playing the best of forró music. He also became member of the band of forró concert hall of Blumenau called Don Lucchesi.

Hostins works as a composer in his own Brazilian forró project being conducted in partnership with Mauro Refosco (David Byrne, Red Hot Chilli Peppers).

Hostins has played at many Brazilian music festivals, sharing his passion for Brazilian music with large audiences.

 

Comprised of some of the best bluegrass, americana, and country musicians in the New York/ New England area, The Carolina Gents can provide the pure, sweet sounds of appalachia for your intimate ceremony and cocktail hour, then crank up the hootin and hollerin' on the dance floor for your reception; playing all of your requests and favorite songs with a southern twang and effortless production.

 
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Morgan O'Kane plays banjo like no other. Originally hailing from Virginia; O'Kane currently resides in Brooklyn when he is not on tour, where he sometimes plays in the subway and on the street. The music is "to bluegrass and old timey what punk was to rock in the late seventies" (Ian Spafford / www.stirrings.org.uk) Deeply steeped in old traditions, O'Kane treats the banjo differently than you've heard it before and brings a punk sensibility to his music.
 

 
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

JCGP formed when he connected with Thomas Smith on percussions in September of 2015 @ Arlene’s Grocery. At one of his Shrine World Music Venue shows in January of 2016, he later connected with vocalist, Monique Brown. Rounding out the band is Bronx native's, rock bassist, Kenneth Taylor who joined in July of 2016. John Carl Gordon Project (JCGP) is a Nyc based - blues band w/roots in rock & country. The band continues to forge great relationships and share a vision within the indie music community and fans alike.

 

Formed by members of The Stumblebum Brass Band & Amour Obscur, 2 guys that have respectively been in New Orleans for no more than 5 days each and those memories have been erased by whiskey consumption. They have managed to capture the NOLA sound so well that they recently made a NOLA native living in New York for the past 10 years so nostalgic for home that she cried right there on the street where they were busking. Classic blues like Saint James Infirmary, reworked modern pop songs, and originals about everything from drinking too much to being rejected by a burlesque dancer to having a love/hate relationship with Xmas are all in their repertoire. There's something for everyone, and you are guaranteed to be drinking and dancing. Soulful blues accordion like you've never heard backs up a gruff Louie Armstrong esque croon with growley nasty trumpet solos and upbeat marching style drums to keep you going.

 
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Live bands after work. Soloists at lunchtime. 

 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Feral Foster has been gigging in New York, across the country and in Europe for the past 10 years, capturing the imagination and attention of listeners with his impassioned singing and powerful songwriting. Foster draws from the deep wellspring of early blues, country, and jazz to tell contemporary, human stories, making for music that feels well­worn and strikingly fresh at the same time. He has become well-known in the roots music scene for establishing, curating, and performing at Jalopy’s weekly Wednesday “Roots n’ Ruckus” review, which has become a premiere showcase for new and established talent. His new, eponymous record of all original material recruits a host of talented musicians, including Jay Sanford (Jessy Carolina & The Hot Mess), Ernie Vega, and Wyndham Baird. Following on his successful Kickstarter campaign in support of the record, Foster is now touring the east coast, with a more extensive tour planned for the fall.

 

Daniel Bachman was born in 1989 and is a guitar player currently living in Petersburg Virginia.

 
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Banjoist, Guitarist, Vocalist and Songwriter Arnt Arntzen fell into playing jazz when his grandfather Lloyd bought him a banjo. Learning from his older brother Evan Arntzen, as well as his mother, father and grandfather, he has since begun leading his own band, A Pluckin’ Good Time, and various trios and quartets playing everything from Jazz to pop and rock covers in a jazzed up fashion. After obtaining his degree in music performance from Vancouver Community College, Arnt is now co-leading the Arntzen Rhythm Review, the Brothers Arntzen, and Three Generations of Jazz. Arnt has also produced his own album of original material, called Banjo Hymn. 

 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Born into and raised by a sharecropping family in rural Georgia, vocalist and multi- instrumentalist Bill Sims Jr. is an internationally respected master of the blues. He began playing piano at age four and by fourteen he was playing professionally in a rhythm and blues group. A Warner Bros. recording artist, Mr. Sims is also an accomplished musical director and has lent his talents to many theater and film productions in New York and the United States. His film credits include Lackawanna Blues, Miss Ruby's House, American Gangster, and the recent Cadillac Records. He was also the subject of a critically acclaimed PBS documentary, An American Love Story, in 1999. Mr Sims currently lives in NYC where he mentors a new generation of blues and roots musicians.

 
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Banjoist, Guitarist, Vocalist and Songwriter Arnt Arntzen fell into playing jazz when his grandfather Lloyd bought him a banjo. Learning from his older brother Evan Arntzen, as well as his mother, father and grandfather, he has since begun leading his own band, A Pluckin’ Good Time, and various trios and quartets playing everything from Jazz to pop and rock covers in a jazzed up fashion. After obtaining his degree in music performance from Vancouver Community College, Arnt is now co-leading the Arntzen Rhythm Review, the Brothers Arntzen, and Three Generations of Jazz. Arnt has also produced his own album of original material, called Banjo Hymn. 

 

Old-Time music is alive and well in Brooklyn. The Gowanus Percolators play the real deal, Southern fiddle tunes and songs from days gone by. Nick Stillman on fiddle, Jody Kruskal on squeezebox, and Jason Sypher on the double bass. A joyful sound played by some of the best traditional musicians in New York City.

 
Thursday, August 10, 2017

 

Sam Reider is a pianist, accordiionist, and composer from Brooklyn, NYC. 

 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Originally hailing from the North Country of New York, husband and wife duo Coyote & Crow have been described as the "White Stripes of Bluegrass." With velvet-meets-sandpaper vocals, high energy foot-stomping rhythms, and unconventional banjo picking, they play a blend of Rock'N'Roll, Folk-Americana and Old Time Mountain music on homemade and modified instruments. Their distinct roots sound, which they have coined "Old-Time Rock'n'Soul," is sure to make your heart smile and your feet move. Currently living in Brooklyn, they have quickly become some of NYC's most well known buskers; considered the embodiment of Greenwich Village and the personification of NYC's creative soul. They have gained worldwide recognition from their viral YouTube video and their One of a Kind Upright Banjo Bass

 

Gemma is Felicia Douglass and Erik Gundel.

 
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Dahka Band formed in 2013 with members from Algeria, Nigeria and Turkey.
Our style can be described as World Music with a modern approach. We infuse traditional sounds from our respective countries with original beats, inspired by our new lives in New York City.

 
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

John Sherman was steeped deep in a Louisiana musical stew, serving it up in several NYC based bands (Jole Blonde, The Zephyrs). John also toured with legendary British guitarist/vocalist Richard Thompson. 

 

Snack Cat is a musical collective lead by guitarist Aleksi Glick, that comprises and features of some of NYC's best and most respected young musicians. The groups sound is a cross between soul/rock/jazz/ blues and funk During there short time together Snack Cat has already played some of NY's top venues such as Rockwood Music Hall, Mercury Lounge, The Bowery Electric, Groove and C'mon Everybody, The Knitting Factory and is a regular at Sofar Sounds.
The bands members have played many of the countries top venues including The Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Blue Note, The Music Hall of Williamsburg, The Meadowlands, The Jazz Standard, Webster Hall, Summerfest, The Iridum, The Montreux Jazz Festival and Avery Fischer Hall.

 

 

 

 
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Originally hailing from the North Country of New York, husband and wife duo Coyote & Crow have been described as the "White Stripes of Bluegrass." With velvet-meets-sandpaper vocals, high energy foot-stomping rhythms, and unconventional banjo picking, they play a blend of Rock'N'Roll, Folk-Americana and Old Time Mountain music on homemade and modified instruments. Their distinct roots sound, which they have coined "Old-Time Rock'n'Soul," is sure to make your heart smile and your feet move. Currently living in Brooklyn, they have quickly become some of NYC's most well known buskers; considered the embodiment of Greenwich Village and the personification of NYC's creative soul. They have gained worldwide recognition from their viral YouTube video and their One of a Kind Upright Banjo Bass

 
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Feral Foster has been gigging in New York, across the country and in Europe for the past 10 years, capturing the imagination and attention of listeners with his impassioned singing and powerful songwriting. Foster draws from the deep wellspring of early blues, country, and jazz to tell contemporary, human stories, making for music that feels well­worn and strikingly fresh at the same time. He has become well­known in the roots music scene for establishing, curating, and performing at Jalopy’s weekly Wednesday “Roots n’ Ruckus” review, which has become a premiere showcase for new and established talent. His new, eponymous record of all original material recruits a host of talented musicians, including Jay Sanford (Jessy Carolina & The Hot Mess), Ernie Vega, and Wyndham Baird. Following on his successful Kickstarter campaign in support of the record, Foster is now touring the east coast, with a more extensive tour planned for the fall.

 

 Carlos Casado is an Asturian bagpiper living in New York City. He is the founder of La Mecigaya Pipe Band and the fusion band Slum Suit.

 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Sam Reider is a pianist, accordiionist, and composer from Brooklyn, NYC. 

 
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Brazilian subway musician, solo guitar with focus on Bossa, Samba and Choro.

 

The Shag Horns are an independent and collaborative horn section, handpicked from the finest horn players from Boston to NYC.  We pride ourselves on versatility and the ability to adapt to any musical situation.  Not only can we huff and puff and blow the house down, but we also possess strong skillls in arranging/composition, improvisation, and cutting a rug (that's slang for dancing).

 
Thursday, September 7, 2017

The accordionist Felipe Hostins began his music studies at age three with his paternal grandfather, Valmor Hostins. He later joined the School of Music Amormega (Middle Garcia Neighborhood Association), in his hometown of Blumenau, where he studied music theory for accordion for 4 years.

After the death of his grandfather in July 2004, Hostins spent a year away from studies and his instrument. But in 2005 he was invited to join a band of Brazilian alternative rock called La Belle Excuse. He recorded an album with the group. That same year, Hostins started a forró (traditional Brazilian music that originated in the northeast of the country) project with the percussionist Leco Santos and with the singer and composer from Pernambuco Pochyua Andrade, a partnership that endures to the present time.

Brazilian rhythms, such as forró, Sertanejo and Chamamé are Hostins’s specialties.

In 2008, Hostins began his career in Brazilian country music with the duo Leo & Nando where he stayed for two years. In 2009 and 2010, he worked with the duo Sergio Correa & Paulinho Duo, and the Timbrown group, which recorded the DVD TIMBROWN LEVADA SERTANEJA in the city of Blumenau.

In 2012, Hostins joined the DB Studio, where he participated in several recordings of bands and singers, such as Kainan Brass (ex Kaic & Kainan), Edu Farias, Everton & Murilo, Leandro & Evandro, Moses & Luiz Henrique, Carol Hends, John and Luan, Thomas Riolle, Alan Matheus, Leo & Nando, Lud & Leo, Joni Lopes Andrade & Fabiano, Junio and Julio.

In 2013, Hostins Joined the Brazilian Music Conservatory of Itajaí/SC. He started a Brazilian trio called "Trio Boa Fé". The trio recorded an album called Trio Boa Fé. They mix Brazilian rhythms with world music.

In 2014, Hostins attended the Accordion Festival Piçarras / SC, playing alongside the World Champion of Accordion, Bruno Moritz, and also the Brazilian Champion of Accordion, Rafael Petry, as well as the recording of the commemoration of the 40th Career Anniversary of the duo JUNIO AND JULIO.

Hostins is a partner of the "Pink Chair Project", along with the Music Producer and DJ Rodrigo Cabañero, a project that mixes electronic music with Brazilian Rhythms. In 2015 he started with Pochuya Andrade and Leco Santos a tour in Brazil which went through several cities playing the best of forró music. He also became member of the band of forró concert hall of Blumenau called Don Lucchesi.

Hostins works as a composer in his own Brazilian forró project being conducted in partnership with Mauro Refosco (David Byrne, Red Hot Chilli Peppers).

Hostins has played at many Brazilian music festivals, sharing his passion for Brazilian music with large audiences.

 

On Thursday, September 7, the Freedom Party® DJs spin classic hits from the 70s through 2000s. Come down, bring the kids, bring your friends, make new ones, sing along, but definitely wear smiles.

The Freedom Party® is New York City's longest-running and most-awarded old school dance party. Over the years it has been named "Best Dance Party" by Village Voice and "Best Party (Peoples Choice)" by PaperMag.