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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

Salsa Night with Avenida B at Ginny’s Supper Club

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | July 18, 2012

Avenida B

Shake your hips to delicious salsa beats as Avenida B brings their addictive dance grooves to Ginny’s Supper Club on July 24th. With roots in the Lower East Side, this new group has an old soul, committed to unearthing and reviving timeless salsa swing that truly makes you want to get up and dance. Avenida B’s unique repertoire and attention to musical duration, speed and structure helps reconnect and blend the dancer’s experience and the band’s love for salsa dura.

Address: 310 Lenox Avenue

Set times: 9:15 pm and 10:00 pm

Price: Free

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

Get Soulful with Melvin Smith at Ginny’s Supper Club

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | July 18, 2012

melvin smith

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.

Sole East Guest Chef Dinner with Marcus Samuelsson

By Marcus Samuelsson.com | June 29, 2012

Sole East

Sole East

Join Marcus at an elegant Prix Fixe dinner at Sole East tomorrow evening in Montauk to celebrate the Yes Chef’s launch. Tickets and reservations are $125 per person plus gratuity and include a free signed copy of the book.

Time: 6:30 pm & 9:00 pm
Address: 90 Second House Road, Montauk, NY

For more info, check the website: www.soleeast.com

Photo courtesy of Scott Beale

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