Events

THE AFRI-GARIFUNA JAZZ ENSEMBLE

August 24th, 2014

THE AFRI-GARIFUNA JAZZ ENSEMBLE

Known for exciting and exhilarating performances, The Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble infuses the indigenous rhythms and music from Saint Vincent and The Grenadines with African, Latin and Jazz Rhythms, creating a high-energy music-and-dance spectacular. This is a FREE EVENT and no tickets are required.

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Monthly Jazz Jam

September 3rd, 2014

Monthly Jazz Jam

Whether you're a student, jazz musician, or music educator, come join the Queens Jazz OverGround as they lead the house band in this monthly jam session. Held on the first Wednesday of every month, Jazz Jams are a fun way to hone your skills, and jam each month with your peers. Our Steinway baby grand and drum kits are available. Don't play? Come listen!

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Five Boroughs Music Festival

September 5th, 2014

Five Boroughs Music Festival

In collaboration with The Casement Fund Song Series, "A Banner Bicentennial" celebrates the 200th birthday of The Star Spangled Banner, and tracks the progression of American song over the last two centuries. Four acclaimed young vocalists will join pianist Spencer Myer for this special event.

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Fragrance of the Moon Night

September 6th, 2014

Fragrance of the Moon Night

Celebrate the Moon Festival, one of the most important holidays in Asia, with a dance party benefi ting Flushing Town Hall. Party package includes: live band with vocalists, drinks and a light dinner box. Interested in singing at the event? Please contact Dr. Hsing-Lih Chou (718) 961-3100.

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Arturo O'Farrill Quartet

September 19th, 2014

Arturo O'Farrill Quartet

Join us for a night of hot Latin jazz with GRAMMY award winning pianist, composer and educator, Arturo O'Farrill and his quartet featuring Zack O'Farrill on drums, Adam O'Farrill on trumpet, and Walter Stinson on bass.

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Preserving the Harvest

September 21st, 2014

Preserving the Harvest

A hands-on workshop demonstration of the basics of canning and lacto-fermentation in foods such as sauerkraut and kimchi. Learn to preserve local, seasonal produce in healthful ways. The health benefi ts of fermentation will be discussed as well as learning about safe food preservation.

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New York Classical Players

September 26th, 2014

New York Classical Players

The New York Classical Players (NYCP) presents one of today's most distinguished young violinists, Itamar Zorman, as he performs Beethoven's Violin Concerto masterfully transcribed for string orchestra accompaniment. The NYCP also introduces Bartok's masterwork, Divertimento for String Orchestra, as well as one of the best-loved tunes ever composed, Vocalise by Rachmaninoff .

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Monthly Jazz Jam

October 1st, 2014

Monthly Jazz Jam

Whether you're a student, jazz musician, or music educator, come join the Queens Jazz OverGround as they lead the house band in this monthly jam session. Held on the first Wednesday of every month, Jazz Jams are a fun way to hone your skills, and jam each month with your peers. Our Steinway baby grand and drum kits are available. Don't play? Come listen!

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M.A.K.U. SoundSystem Drum Workshop

October 4th, 2014

M.A.K.U. SoundSystem Drum Workshop

A participatory class, beginning with a basic history of folk music, with hands-on use of the three, main traditional Colombian drums: Llamador, Alegre & Tambora. Open to anyone with an interest in learning the drums - no prior experience necessary! Space is limited to 20 participants. Call to reserve your drum.

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M.A.K.U. SoundSystem Dance Party

October 4th, 2014

M.A.K.U. SoundSystem Dance Party

This immigrant band truly puts on an explosive party, embodying an active quest for identity through sound. With hints of Colombian Folklore, Psychedelic-rock, jazz & Caribbean grooves, M.A.K.U. SoundSystems lyrics talk about love, hardships, culture, and the immigrant experience. They've taken their fiery grooves on tour across the U.S. and internationally, including Colombia, Canada and Africa. Bring your dancing shoes!

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Huang Tiange Piano Recital

October 5th, 2014

Huang Tiange Piano Recital

In celebration of the Golden Season in Beijing, a stunning concert with 10-year-old composer and pianist Huang Tiange. A renowned music prodigy, ASCAP Young Composer Award and ASCAP Plus Award Winner, he has presented an annual Huang Tiange Festival since age 5, made his orchestral debut and composed his first orchestral work at age 6. He will perform 3 Mozart Sonatas and his Xinjiang Suite. Reception follows the concert.

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Full Moon Drumming Workshop

October 5th, 2014

Full Moon Drumming Workshop

Celebrate the Harvest Moon with a drum circle in Flushing Town Hall's beautiful garden with master drummers from Brazil. Begin with workshops led by Afro-Brazilian master drummer, Dende, then jam with the entire group under the Harvest moon. All are welcome from beginner to professional. Space is limited to 20 participants. Call to reserve your drum.

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A Piano Fantasy in Jazz

October 17th, 2014

A Piano Fantasy in Jazz

Two of the legendary names of jazz: NEA Jazz Master pianist Barry Harris and jazz pianist, composer, and the first blind graduate of Juilliard School Valerie Capers play together on stage for the first time, joined by Ray Drummond on bass and Leroy Williams on drums. NEW! Pre-show Members Lounge at 7PM

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Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy

October 19th, 2014

Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy

Calligrapher Majed Seif will introduce you to the different styles of Arabic calligraphy and its rules. Gain an introduction to the history and development of Arabic calligraphy. Participants can have their names rendered in calligraphic script and then decorate their paper with Arabesque designs.

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From Spain to New York

October 24th, 2014

From Spain to New York

"Cantos de Ida y Vuelta" are songs of wandering, shaped by journeys across foreign lands. This double-bill concert features some of the powerful voices in the NYC Latin jazz scene: Javier Ruibal, one of Spain's most distinctive singer/songwriters and Victor Prieto, a virtuoso and innovator, both as an accordionist and a composer. Sponsored in part by Council Member Daniel Dromm. Presented in collaboration with Terraza 7.

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Family Festival: Halloween Re-Mixed

October 31st, 2014

Family Festival: Halloween Re-Mixed

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos, Halloween and All Saints Day with hands-on festive fun for all ages! Be sure to wear your costume and join us for mask-making, All Saints Day Medallions, Mexican Sugar Skulls and ghost stories. Halloween treats for all participants. Fun for the whole family!

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Kesivan and the Lights

November 1st, 2014

Kesivan and the Lights

Kesivan Naidoo is a drummer, composer and leader of an exciting new generation of Cape jazz performers. Naidoo and his fiery quintet shine in every jazz style whether they are playing a soulful ballad, an innovative new composition, or covering a quirky Ornette Coleman tune. In celebration of Queens College Year of South Africa.

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Queens College Chamber Winds

November 2nd, 2014

Queens College Chamber Winds

Queens College Chamber Winds was founded by Symphonic Wind Ensemble Director, Kristin Mozeiko. The ensemble comprises eight to fifteen of Queens College’s finest players from the Wind Ensemble. They perform both traditional chamber wind repertory and original twentieth-century works.

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MONTHLY JAZZ JAM with Dafnis Prieto

November 5th, 2014

MONTHLY JAZZ JAM with Dafnis Prieto

Whether you're a student, jazz musician, or music educator, come join the Queens Jazz OverGround as they lead the house band in this monthly jam session. Held on the first Wednesday of every month, Jazz Jams are a fun way to hone your skills, and jam each month with your peers. Our Steinway baby grand and drum kits are available. Don't play? Come listen!

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Boxes: Lost in Circulation

November 7th, 2014 - November 16th, 2014

Boxes: Lost in Circulation

This exhibition immerses visitors in the creation of art installations, inviting them to play with artworks following a set of rules, and engages with artists in their works. In the process, the gallery itself will turn into a giant box that veils everything inside to create one question "What is not there?"

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Juri's Kuns - Passage

November 7th, 2014

Juri's Kuns - Passage

Korean World music group Juri's Kuns, led by Haegeum (Korean traditional string instrument) player Juri Kim, comprises acoustic guitar, bass guitar, percussion and Janggu (Korean Drum). Their music presents a precise musical language that stands on the border between tradition and modernity.

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Dafnis Prieto Si o Si Quartet

November 8th, 2014

Dafnis Prieto Si o Si Quartet

Two-time Grammy nominee Dafnis Prieto, recipient of a 2011 MacArthur Fellowship (the "genius grant"), transposes elements from his Afro-Cuban musical heritage onto a jazz drum kit, with congas, timbales, and the layered patterns of rumba & son. The quartet features Peter Apfelbaum on tenor & soprano sax, Manuel Valera on piano, & Johannes Weidenmueller on bass, among the most in-demand players in NY's vibrant jazz and Latin jazz scenes.

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Veterans History Collecting Workshop

November 11th, 2014

Veterans History Collecting Workshop

Celebrate Veteran's Day with a workshop that will teach you how to preserve the story of the veterans in your family. Learn how to conduct interviews, collect stories and transfer your story to the Library of Congress's Veterans History Project. Veterans and their families, as well as students looking for a Service Learning Project, are encouraged to attend.

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NEA Jazz Masters - Swing Broadway

November 14th, 2014

NEA Jazz Masters - Swing Broadway

NEA Jazz Masters swing some classic Broadway tunes! Join NEA Jazz Masters Jimmy Heath, Barry Harris and Jimmy Owens, with Steve Davis on trombone, David Wong on bass and Tootie Heath on drums, for an evening of blazing melodies and rhythmic vibes.

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Tin Throat Ensemble

November 15th, 2014

Tin Throat Ensemble

Evocative and provocative, this band reaches into the reservoir of folk and improvisational traditions, setting them aflame and distilling an intoxicating rhythm, catchy melodies and outright fury. Led by guitarist and composer Alejandro Florez together with saxophonist Dan Blake, world-class drummer Satoshi Takeishi, virtuoso sound artist Andrew Drury, and award-winning tuba player Ben Stapp.

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