Tag Archive for "music"


July 2, 2015

Oval Lawn Series Recap: Kat Edmonson

The wildly talented Kat Edmonson graced the Mad. Sq. Music stage last night for our Oval Lawn series. Her unique and sultry jazz sound captivated the crowd. As the night progressed she told us her backstory and she’s always been enamored by the 20s, including Pink Panther composer Henry Mancini. Her next song after that… Read more


June 26, 2015

Oval Lawn Recap: Chris Potter Underground Orchestra

Mad. Sq. Music: Oval Lawn Series began Wednesday night, featuring some ethereal and incredible modern jazz from Chris Potter Underground Orchestra. The term orchestra for this group is no exaggeration. Their 11 members played a multitude of instruments including two violins, viola, cello, upright bass, electric bass, guitar, piano, vibes, marimba, and drum set. Bandleader… Read more


April 28, 2015

Mad. Sq. Music: Above Ground with Mariachi Flor De Toloache

As presented in the New Yorks Times, The New Yorker, on NPR, MTV Iggy, NBC, and Univision, Mariachi Flor de Toloache  makes New York City history as its’ first and only all-female mariachi band. Originally founded in 2008 by lead singer and violinist Mireya I. Ramos as a trio, the band has grown to 10 members…. Read more


Above Ground with Cathy Grier

UPDATE: Due to wet lawn conditions, the Mad. Sq. Music: Above Ground concert will be held on the south gravel. See you there! Singer songwriter Cathy Grier believes in the power of music. Her 3 decades long career began in biker bars in CT, then on to Greenwich Village NYC, touring the east coast with… Read more


Mad. Sq. Music: Above Ground with Mr. Reed

Mr. Reed has performed on the many great stages of New York City and around the world, including within his hometown of East New York Brooklyn, on the subway platforms of New York City, Barcelona, Spain, and at Centraal Station in Amsterdam, Netherlands.   His influences are wide-ranging mix of Hi-life, Jazz, Blues, Gospel and Salsa,… Read more


Mad. Sq. Music: Chris Potter Underground Orchestra

A world-class soloist, accomplished composer and formidable bandleader, saxophonist Chris Potter has emerged as a leading light of his generation. Down Beat called him “One of the most studied (and copied) saxophonists on the planet,” while Jazz Times identified him as “a figure of international renown.”   The Underground Orchestra is an adventurous new path Potter… Read more


October 7, 2014

The Studio Series Recap: Dom Flemons & The Brain Cloud

Last Saturday was our fourth and final show of Mad. Sq. Music: The Studio Series 2014, and it could not have ended on a better note. The show kicked off with Western Swing act: The Brain Cloud.  Their set featured dynamic vocals from Tamar Korn and a fantastic section of call and response interplay between Tamar’s… Read more


September 30, 2014

Studio Series Recap: Front Country • Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge

The sun was out again, for what was a fantastic day to be in beautiful Madison Square Park. It seemed like the park goers agreed, because  before the show started, hundreds of people were in the park to listen    to our performers’ soundcheck. Progressive Bluegrass band, Front Country, kicked off the show with an electrifying set of… Read more


September 23, 2014

Studio Series Recap: Aoife O’Donovan • Cahalen Morrison & Eli West

We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day. A little bluegrass, a little folk rock, and a whole lot of sunshine made last Saturday a wonderful day outdoors in Madison Square Park. Hundreds of New Yorkers gathered in the south end of the park to watch Cahalen Morrison & Eli West  kick off the show… Read more

Blog Kids

August 8, 2014

A Tim and The Space Cadets Adventure!

Tim and The Space Cadets closed out the Mad. Sq. Kids 2014 summer concert series yesterday morning with an awesome performance. Tim and The Space Cadets inspire kids to think about what they want to be and to go on an adventure in life. Their music is so much fun, filling their set with songs… Read more