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Director’s Discussion Series in D.C.

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | July 20, 2012

Directors discussion

Johnnetta Betsch Cole, renowned public intellectual and director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art will host a discussion with Marcus on July 27th in D.C at the Hirshhorn Museum. Sure to be an invigorating talk, don’t miss this opportunity for a free event open to the public in a historically and culturally significant location where Marcus will also be signing copies of Yes, Chef.  Read More

Get Jazzed with Fernando Otero at Ginny’s Supper Club

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | July 19, 2012

Jazz pianist and composer Fernando Otero

 

Grammy winner Fernando Otero

Grammy award winner and Argentine composer/pianist Fernando Otero found his voice as writer, musician and bandleader when, at the urging of one of his music teachers, he began to incorporate the indigenous sounds of his native Buenos Aires into his work, as he did in his Nonesuch debut album, Pagina de Buenos Aires, in 2008. Mr. Otero has collaborated with flautist Dave Valentin, pianist/film composer Dave Grusin, and has sat in with Arturo O’Farrill’s Jazz Orchestra during their Sunday night residency at New York City’s Birdland while also performing his compositions with large jazz ensembles at Lincoln Center and Symphony Space. Read More

Get Soulful with Melvin Smith at Ginny’s Supper Club

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | July 18, 2012

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Come listen to the “soulful sax man” Melvin Smith as he performs at Ginny’s Supper Club on July 26th. A  native of Jacksonville, Florida, Smith began playing saxophone at the age of thirteen and would go on to perform at tremendous events like the Montreux Jazz Festival and even embark on a European tour. During his early musical development Smith was fortunate to have great musical experiences like performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival and a European tour. Since moving to New York Smith has played with such influential jazz artists as Charli Persip, Kim Burell, Hubert Eaves III, Ben Vereen, Michael Henderson, and Norman Connors. Join us for a night of great jazz and smooth sounds.

Address: 310 Lenox Avenue

Set times: 9:00 pm and 10:30 pm

Price: Free

For more information call Ginny’s Supper Club at (212) 421-3821

Paris’ Elan Mehler Quintet at Ginny’s Supper Club

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | July 18, 2012

Elan by Isserman

Called “disorienting and fascinating” by MOJO magazine and a “refreshingly slow answer to our trashy nanosecond pop culture” by Time Out London, French pianist Elan Mehler and his jazz quintet are bringing an exclusive New York premiere of compositions to Ginny’s Supper Club on July 30th that lean towards the thick blues of Mingus and Ornette. This will be the very first performance of these new works composed over the last year in Paris. This new musical project is a definitive departure from his earlier work and will feature his incredibly talented cast of musicians: Jeremy Viner on tenor sax, Alan Bjorklund on trumpet, Tod Hedrick on bass and Max Goldman on drums. Don’t miss out on this special aural event that jazz enthusiasts and music lovers will surely never forget.

Address: 310 Lenox Avenue

Set times: 9:00 pm and 10:30 pm

Price: Free

For more information call Ginny’s Supper Club at (212) 421-3821

Jammin’ with Skadanks at Ginny’s Supper Club

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | July 18, 2012

skadanks

The Skadanks band, previously known as the Cannabis Cup, will be bringing their classic fusion of rock, hip-hop and dance reggae to Ginny’s Supper Club; injecting a serious dose of Jamaican swagger to the dance floor. Skadanks members Ras Droppa, Cliff “Q-liff” Simpson, Alex “V” Valenti, Ricky “T” Tepperberg and Joe “JJ” Sansaverino took their roots in the NYC music scene in the 90s with their legendary live performances at The Wetlands and Lion’s Den Sunday night dances. On any given Sunday you would find high-profile reggae artists (Shinehead, Glen Washington and Shaggy to name a few) stopping by to jam with the group and we excitedly welcome them to Ginny’s Supper Club to put NYC dancehall back on the map.

Address: 310 Lenox Avenue

Set times: 9:00 pm and 10:30 pm

Price: Free

For more information call Ginny’s Supper Club at (212) 421-3821

Meta and the Cornerstones at Ginny’s Supper Club

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | July 18, 2012

Meta of Meta and the Cornerstones

Meta of Meta and the Cornerstones

Considered the “future of Reggae music” by National Geographic, Senegalese singer Meta and The Cornerstones fuse Afro-pop, hip-hop, rock and soul with an international mixture of vocals. Their synthesis of reggae with powerful lyrics and feel-good melodies creates something that transcends oceans, borders, and language barriers. Come watch Meta and the diverse members of the Cornerstones perform in English, French, Wolof, and Fulani on July 25th at Ginny’s Supper Club. This event will truly be a unifying and soul-pounding experience.

Address: 310 Lenox Avenue

Set times: 9:00 pm and 10:30 pm

Price: Free

For more information call Ginny’s Supper Club at (212) 421-3821

Red Rooster at the Superdupermarket

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | July 10, 2012

Superduper Flyer

A mouthwatering gathering of local New York and West Coast food artisans, innovative culinary companies and prestigious restaurants spanning 5,000 square feet will come together July 13-15th for the (indoor and air-conditioned) Super Duper Market in Chelsea. This market, spearheaded by Paper Magazine is a first of its kind in which food-enthusiasts will find a haven of culinary creativity as prestigious chefs and artists get ready to serve hungry grazers.

Red Rooster will be serving up restaurant classics like cornbread, red velvet danishes as well as Rooster merchandise and copies of Yes, Chef. 

Dates: July 13-15th

Time: 11:00-4:00 pm

Address: 410 West 16th St.

A Gospel Gathering at Ginny’s Every Sunday

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | July 10, 2012

Gospel Teen Choir

Join Marcus Samuelsson and the Vy Higginsen’s Gospel for Teens Choir for a special weekly Gospel Brunch every Sunday at Ginny’s Supper Club downstairs from Red Rooster Harlem. Vy Higginsen’s Gospel for Teens Choir is a nationally recognized and award-winning ensemble comprised of young performers who were featured on “60 Minutes” in 2011. The choir emerged from Gospel for Teens, a program of Ms. Higginsen’s Mama Foundation and her School of Gospel, Jazz and R&B Arts.

Gospel for Teens Choir

The choir will perform three sets of rousing gospel tunes during Ginny’s Sunday buffet brunch served between 11am and 3:30pm. Brunch is $35 per person (half off for children under 12) and will include popular menu items like the Fried Yard Bird and Mac-and-Greens. Those with a sweet tooth can relish the dessert buffet that follows. Beverages, gratuity, and tax not included.

To reserve a spot call 212.421.3821. Walk-ins also accepted.
Address: 310 Lenox Avenue, between 125th and 126th Streets.

Tom Douglas Guest Chef Event with Marcus Samuelsson

By Marcus Samuelsson.com | June 29, 2012

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The Palace

Two great chefs come together for a special guest chef event as Marcus will be cooking up an elaborately detailed dinner and demo at the Palace Ballroom. For $90 guests get to eat all the great food and take home an autographed copy of Yes, Chef.

For a happy hour treat, try out this Tom Douglas Basil Kamikaze Cocktail.

Time: 6:00 pm
Address: 2100 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
For more info, check the website here: www.tomdouglas.com

Photo courtesy of M.V. Jantzen

Book Passage Book Signing at The Ferry Building

By Marcus Samuelsson.com | June 29, 2012

Book Passage

Book Passage

Overlooking the gorgeous San Francisco bay, the Book Passage sits among the food-lovers and artisan’s shopping paradise of the Ferry Building. After some good eats, meet Marcus here for a special book signing and brief discussion on his memoir.

Time: 6:00 pm
Address: 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94105
For more info, check the website: bookpassage.com

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