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

Live bands after work. Soloists at lunchtime. 

 

Live bands after work. Soloists at lunchtime. 

 
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Live bands after work. Soloists at lunchtime. 

 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Live bands after work. Soloists at lunchtime. 

 

Live bands after work. Soloists at lunchtime. 

 
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Live bands after work. Soloists at lunchtime. 

 
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Live bands after work. Soloists at lunchtime. 

 

Live bands after work. Soloists at lunchtime. 

 
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Live bands after work. Soloists at lunchtime. 

 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Live bands after work. Soloists at lunchtime. 

 

Live bands after work. Soloists at lunchtime. 

 
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Live bands after work. Soloists at lunchtime. 

 
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Live bands after work. Soloists at lunchtime. 

 

Live bands after work. Soloists at lunchtime. 

 
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Live bands after work. Soloists at lunchtime. 

 
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Live bands after work. Soloists at lunchtime. 

 

Live bands after work. Soloists at lunchtime. 

 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Live bands after work. Soloists at lunchtime. 

 
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Live bands after work. Soloists at lunchtime. 

 

Live bands after work. Soloists at lunchtime. 

 
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Live bands after work. Soloists at lunchtime.