Saturday, April 30, 2016

First Sunday Of The Month Jazz Salon Returns To Roosevelt Island's Gallery RIVAA On May 1 With The Metrocard Unlimited - On The Meditation Steps Played With Japanese Shakuhachi Performed At Gallery RIVAA Today For Cherry Blossom Festival Too

Gallery RIVAA's First Sunday of the Month Jazz Salon is back tomorrow, May 1, starting at 4 PM.

Come hear The Metrocard Unlimited Jazz Society perform. According to their web site:
The Metrocard Unlimited Jazz Society band brings a range of talent and music - from swing to bossa to funk !. This NYC band has deep roots in jazz and its members can be heard as featured artists in many local venues. Driven by rhythm and original arrangements of some the great jazz standards, Metrocard Unlimited Jazz Society also brings in the groove with contemporary sounds. Featuring the smooth and smokey vocal stylings of Allegra Levy, a rising star on the NY club scene, the definitive and distinctive Leah Gough-Cooper on Sax, the deep groove of Tim Norton on Bass, and the precision timekeeping of Matt Rousseau on drums. The band's Musical Director and featured Guitarist is Andrew Baird, an outstanding talent who is also a respected music educator and composer. The band is co-ordinated and includes,on Guitar, documentary filmmaker Susheel Kurien (Finding Carlton - Uncovering the Story of Jazz in India)
Also returning to the Gallery RIVAA First Sunday Of the Month Jazz Salon will be singer Allegra Levy.

Here's Ms. Levy performing with Art & The Impressionists at Gallery RIVAA in May 2014.

Earlier today, Gallery RIVAA was the site for a performance by Gerald Starlight

playing the Shakuhachi (a traditional Japanese Bamboo flute) as part of the Roosevelt Island Cherry Blossom Festival. Mr Starlight performed

On the Meditation Steps.

Take a listen.

Interesting stuff happening at Gallery RIVAA. Check it out.