Posted On: August 18, 2016

Mad. Sq. Music: The Studio Series 2016


Madison Square Park Conservancy today announced the Mad. Sq. Music: Studio Series lineup on Saturdays, September 10 through October 1, from 3pm to 4:30pm

The Studio Series features a mix of folk, blues, jazz and Americana artists on Saturday afternoons in the fall. The series kicks off on September 10 with the Kate Davis followed by Rhett Miller on September 17. Bria Skonberg is set to play on September 24. The series concludes on October 1 with the Jamison Ross.

Mad. Sq. Music: The Studio Series takes place near the Shake Shack at the southern end of the Park. Some seating and café tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. All shows are rain or shine.

Madison Square Park is located between Fifth and Madison Avenues, from 23rd St to 26th St. Thanks to Mad. Sq. Music sponsors: Kew Management, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, WFUV 90.7FM, Motion Laboratories, Ace Hotel New York, and New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.

The Lineup:
September 10 – Kate Davis
September 17- Rhett Miller
September 24 – Bria Skonberg
October 1 – Jamison Ross

Sept 10: Kate Davis

Lauded by MTV as one of 2014’s “15 Fresh Females Who Will Rule Pop,” Kate grew up with an instrument in her arms and a head full of inventive lyrics.

Recently, Kate has shared the stage with such diverse artists as Alison Krauss, Josh Groban, Ben Folds, Sara Bareilles, and Renee Fleming.Vivid, nostalgic melodies materialize out of Kate’s musical arrangements, her songbird voice complimented by a rich rock ‘n’ roll bass-line. Alternating between achingly soulful and flippantly funny,Kate’s songwriting combines ranging sonic textures with an anecdotal knack. Her lyrics are novel and rhapsodic, cutting through the clichés and trivia of pop parlance to deliver something honest and truly perceptive.

Sept 17: Rhett Miller

Miller is best known as the frontman of the Old 97’s, a Dallas quartet that launched in 1993 and has released five albums, attracting a fervid following and earning Miller a reputation as an adroit songwriter. Since 2002 he has focused on a solo career involving collaborations with members of REM, the Decemberists, and more.

Sept 24: Bria Skonberg

“A peppy young trumpeter and singer who has become a glamorous breakout star in traditional jazz circles — yes, there is such a thing… Ms. Skonberg’s album, “Into Your Own,” that expands the frame, with covers of tunes by Stevie Wonder and the Beatles, as well as a few pop-like originals.” – New York Times

Oct 1: Jamison Ross

Refreshing and invigorating, Jamison Ross is the epitome of soul. A composer, arranger, vocalist and drummer, Jamison combines his gifts to present a unique offering to the worlds of Funk, Gospel and Jazz. His Grammy-nominated debut release, Jamison, takes listeners on a musical journey that unifies his drumming abilities and vocal gifting.