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July 2, 2015

Above Ground Recap: Cathy Grier

Cathy Grier (also known as NYC Subway Girl) rocked the Mad. Sq. Music: Above Ground lunchtime series this past Wednesday.   Cathy is a seasoned performer and accomplished songwriter. She shared her bluesy original songs with only her voice and a guitar, a combination that was powerful enough to carry through the Park. It turned out… Read more

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents: WeBop Family Jazz Party Recap

Everybody was swingin’ this morning at the Mad. Sq. Kids stage for the WeBop Family Jazz Party concert presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center. For many, this was their first jazz concert ever! Knowing this, the band led the audience through jazz etiquette, such as clapping at the end of a solo and yelling “hey!”… Read more

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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

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The Side Project Recap

From Lauryn Hill, to the Spice Girls, to Stevie Wonder – The Side Project’s performance spanned a multitude of genres as they kicked off the Mad. Sq. Music: Above Ground series on Wednesday afternoon. The group came with four saxophonists and a drummer, playing fresh arrangements of familiar songs that got the crowd grooving as they relaxed… Read more

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Recess Monkey Recap

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Mad. Sq. Kids concert this morning – it was a hit! Recess Monkey brought their high energy tunes and big personality to the pPark for an idyllic day outside. They taught the audience how to speak Penguinese (their favorite animal is a penguin), they told knock knock jokes,… Read more

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June 5, 2015

Suz Slezak Recap

Suz Slezak graced the  Mad. Sq. Kids stage yesterday for a concert filled with lullabies, fiddle playing,  and even  percussion played on a donkey jawbone.   She brought the crowd  deeper into the music by  giving a short lesson on  yodeling and by explaining the difference between a violin and a fiddle.   While many of the songs were beautiful and mellow, the… Read more

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May 29, 2015

Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could Recap

We had Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could  perform yesterday  for a sun-filled  morning of music.   He and his band rocked out  about ice cream, dancing, and loving yourself for who you are. DJ KC of  Brunch Baby, Brunch  opened and closed the morning of music with some sweet tunes that everyone was grooving to.   In addition, we previewed… Read more

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May 15, 2015

Mad. Sq. Music: Above Ground with Bandits on the Run

Bandits on the Run is a group of whimsical criminals that sound like a nostalgic medley of old and new: strummed, plucked, and bowed away on cello and nylon string guitar, and propped up on an old timey spine of three part harmony. Their tools are various and sundry, a motley mix of off-beat pop… Read more

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Mad. Sq. Music: The Family Crest & Arc Iris

The brainchild of Liam McCormick,  The Family Crest  was started as a recording project in 2009 with co-founder John Seeterlin (bass) to reinvent how music could be created.   Now a seven-piece core band, boasting over 400 “Extended Family” members, The Family Crest infuses pop into complex arrangements from dark, classical romanticism to horn-laden sounds akin to the… Read more

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April 30, 2015

Kids Concerts: Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents: WeBop Family Jazz Party

Join Jazz at Lincoln Center’s WeBop Family Band in this interactive family performance. The all-star band will swing and sway through a variety of jazz classics, offering fun and engaging opportunities for kids and families to participate. Get ready to sing, dance, and play along, all the while learning about the incredible history, instruments, and… Read more