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GIL EVANS CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION Kicks Off Highline Ballroom Events, 5/21-6/4

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Highline Ballroom has announced its upcoming shows, May 21-June 4, 2012. See below for the full schedule.

EVERY SATURDAY LATE NIGHT at The Highline Ballroom:

The Rewind Show
with live performances and celebrity DJs
21 or over to enter
Doors at 10:30pm, Show at 11:00pm
$20 at door
RSVP to info@4kent.com

The Rewind Show is a vision we have had for as long as we have been in the business of night clubs and event planning. We are tired of the same concept that every night-club in NYC has been stuck with over the years and think that it's time to change the way to party! As we all know nothing can compare to a live performance and therefore we have created the Rewind Show! We want to bring an experience like no other by combining the live music of the 80's Rock & Roll era along with the best DJ's spinning the present hits. Every Saturday night, the Highline Ballroom will operate as a high-end night club to let people experience the Rewind Show. (http://therewindshow.com/)

May 21, 2012

The Gil Evans Centennial Celebration
A Moment in Music History!
Featuring The Gil Evans Orchestra with special guests
Tickets $20 - 35
Concert starts @ 9:00PM, Doors open @ 7:00PM

Ticketing options:
• Floor Seating: $30 in advance, $35 day of show
• Wing Seating: $30 in advance, $35 day show
(must buy whole table or booth)
• GA Seating: $20 in advance, $25 day of show

Dinner menu available/ General Admission Seating / First come, first seated / $10 min/person at tables / All ages

The Gil Evans Orchestra will perform for the final event of a week of Gil Evans Centennial Celebrations, all honoring the legendary jazz arranger and composer (1912-1988). In addition, the show tonight will feature performances by special guests Jimmy Cobb, Airto Moreira, Lenny White, Will Lee, John Simon, Matthew Garrison, and others. Paul Shaffer will act as the master of ceremonies for a program that will includes surprise speakers, vocalists, and music ranging from Hendrix and Jaco to the classics.

May 23, 2012

Coors Light Rock Prendido
Babasónicos
Opening Act(s): Contramano, Capsula
Tickets $30.00 ADV, $35.00 DOS
Concert starts @ 8:00PM, Doors open @ 6:00PM
Full dinner menu available / General Admission Standing / Limited Seats Available / First come, first seated / $10 min per person at tables / All ages

With a name that refers partly to the Indian gugu Sai Baba and partly to The Jetsons (Los Supersónicos in Spanish), indie rock collective Babasónicos first emerged in the wave of new Argentine rock bands of the late '80s and early '90s, along with groups like Peligrosos Gorriones and Los Brujos. The outfit quickly became one of the banner groups of the country's sonic underground movement in the late '90s. Lead singer Adrián "Dárgelos" Rodríguez and keyboardist Diego "Uma-T" Tuñón initially decided to create a New Wave style, which didn't fall in line with the established traditions of Argentine rock music. The group's second album Trance Zomba (1994) incorporated a guest DJ, and the ensuing years saw the band experiment with various diverse styles.

May 24, 2012

Nikka Costa
Opening Act(s): Anya Marina
Tickets $18.00 ADV, $20 DOS
Concert starts @ 8:00PM, Doors open @ 6:00PM
Full dinner menu available / General Admission Standing / Limited seating available / First come, first seated / $10 min per person at tables / All ages

If you’re going to make soul music – joyful, authentic, modern yet classic soul music – it really helps if that music is allowed to come straight from your soul. That's exactly where Nikka Costa's music has been coming from since she was a little girl. Born in Tokyo, she literally grew up in music. Her father, legendary producer, conductor, and arranger Don Costa, had a profound influence on her life, even though he suddenly passed away when she was 10 years old. By that point, Costa was already a successful recording artist. At eight years old, she released her first album, which featured her version of "Out Here on My Own" from Fame. The release was the beginning of many albums and tours throughout Europe, South America, Australia, and more, which led to a nominations for ARIA Breakthrough Artist in 1996, Best Female Artist in 1997, and MTV's Best New Artist in 2001.

May 25, 2012

Lalah Hathaway
Tickets $30.00 ADV, $35.00 DOS
Concert starts @ 8:00PM, Doors open @ 6:00PM
Full dinner menu available / General Admission Standing / Limited seating available / First come, first seated / $10 min per person at tables / All ages

Her name is legendary. Her music is timeless. Her lyrics touch you at the core. Her voice possesses rich warmth that soothes your ears and holds you close. She is Lalah Hathaway. Born to R&B and soul music royalty, most people know her simply as the daughter of late soul music legend, Donny Hathaway. But there is more to her than that. A trained pianist and vocalist, she is a graduate of the Berklee School of Music and her career has spanned two decades. 22 years after the release of her first LP, her career continues to thrive. It was 1990 when Hathaway made her music debut on Virgin Records with the self-titled album Lalah Hathaway, effortlessly fusing elements of R&B, jazz, and pop. The resonance in her voice immediately struck a chord with music lovers, and her first single "Heaven Knows" solidified her place in R&B music. It was evident that Hathaway not only had the voice, but the talent to carry on her father's legacy while shaping her own musical destination.

May 26, 2012

David Johansen
of the New York Dolls

Tickets $25.00 ADV., $30 DOS
Concert starts @ 8:00PM; Doors open @ 6:00PM
Dinner menu available / GA Seating / First come, first seated / $10 min/person at tables / All ages

Originally influenced by Mick Jagger and by Rob Tyner of MC5, David Johansen began his career as the singer of the protopunk band the New York Dolls in the early '70s. In the late '80s, belated commercial success came Johansen's way under the pseudonym Buster Poindexter, appearing as part of the house band on Saturday Night Live. The band's latest release, Dancing Backward in High Heels (2011), returns to the power-pop sound of the '60s in a sort of retrospective on Johansen's entire career. In addition to his work with the new edition of the Dolls, he continues to host David Johansen's Mansion of Fun, a weekly radio show on Sirius.

May 27, 2012

Konkrete Jungle & Original Brooklyn Present
Roni Size - DJ Set With Stareyes (Trouble & Bass), Raw Q & Golden Child (Konkrete Jungle/Driven AM), and host MC Trac (BBE Records/Konkrete Jungle)
Tickets $20.00 Adv, $25 DOS.
Concert starts @ 9:30PM. Doors open @ 9:00PM
Full dinner menu available / General Admission Standing / Limited seating available / First come, first seated / $10 min. per person at tables / All ages

Konkrete Jungle is the longest-running jungle and drum & bass night on the planet. Nearly everyone who is anyone in New York City got their start here, and without it jungle and drum & bass would eventually cease to exist in this city. From its humble beginnings in a little bar on Chrystie Street in the Lower East Side to hosting events in some of the hottest clubs in the city and the nation, Konkrete Jungle has been the proving ground for junglists of every discipline.

May 28, 2012

Zulu Nation Presents
The 30th Anniversary of "Planet Rock" by Afrika Bambaataa

Featuring Afrika Bambaataa, Pharaohe Monch, DJ Maseo of De La Soul, Bobbito Garcia aka Kool Bob Love, DJ Skribble, Todd Terry, DJ Rich Medina, DJ Hektek, Consequence, PC Manpower & Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest.
Tickets $20.00
Concert starts @ 9:00PM, Doors open @ 8:00PM
Full dinner menu available / General Admission Seating / First come, first seated / $10 min/person at tables / All ages

Afrika Bambaataa is an American DJ from the South Bronx who was instrumental in the early development of hip-hop throughout the '80s. He is one of the three originators of break-beat DJing and is respectfully known as the Grandfather and the Amen Ra of universal hip-hop culture, as well as the father of the electro funk sound. Through his co-opting of the street gang the Black Spades into the music and culture-oriented Universal Zulu Nation, he is responsible for spreading hip-hop culture throughout the world. On September 27, 2007, he was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

May 30, 2012

A Tribute to Mike Bloomfield ft. Al Kooper & Jimmy Vivino
Tickets $25.00 ADV. $30.00 DOS
Concert starts @ 8:00PM, Doors open @ 6:00PM
Dinner menu available / General Admission Seating / Limited seats available / First come, first seated / $10 min/person at tables / All Ages

American music impresario and blues legend Al Kooper joins forces with guitarist Jimmy Vivino, the leader of Conan O'Brien's house band, to pay tribute to the iconic blues guitarist Mike Bloomfield, known for his work with The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Kooper, and so much more.

May 31, 2012

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Wasted Tour
Tickets $10 ADV, $15 DOS
Concert starts @ 8:00PM, Doors open @ 6:00PM
Full dinner menu available / General Admission Seating / First come, first seated / $10 min/person at tables / All ages

For Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, 2011 was a year packed with over 200 high-energy, spirited performances, including such mega-musical events as Farm Aid, Bridge School Benefit, Stagecoach, and Country Throwdown; the chance to spread their unique brand of gritty rock 'n' roll to millions of people via the Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!; and the adoption of the name Realers by their growing base of supporters. But 2011 was also the year that this band – which also includes drummer Anthony LoGerfo, percussionist Tato Melgar, and bassist Corey McCormick – made good on their promise to make their way out of the shadow of Lukas's famous father and into the hearts and souls of music fans nationwide the way that they wanted: on their own down-home rock 'n' roll merits.

June 1, 2012

The Parlotones
With Ambassadors and The Silent Comedy
Tickets $12.00 ADV, $15 DOS
Concert starts @ 1:00PM / Doors open @ 12:00PM
Dinner menu available / General Admission Standing / Limited seating available / First come, first seated / $10 min. per person at tables / All ages

In their native South Africa, there's no rock band bigger than The Parlotones. The Johannesburg-bred quartet has headlined the 20,000-seat Coca Cola Dome in its hometown in 2009, performed at the World Cup Kickoff Concert to an audience of a billion in 2010, and was handpicked by Coldplay to open the British band's stadium shows in Johannesburg and Cape Town in 2011. Also last year, The Parlotones staged an original rock theater production, Dragonflies and Astronauts, which was broadcast live around the world in 3D via DIRECTV and in 2D on Facebook. (The 3D broadcast was so well received in the US that the satellite provider scheduled 100 re-airings, while more than half of the worldwide viewership on Facebook hailed from the US.) Dragonflies and Astronauts wove a narrative through the band's catalog, including 16 songs that were Top 40 hits in South Africa.

June 4 - 6, 2012

Blue Note Jazz Festival & JazzReach Present
The Blue Note Jazz Festival for Kids
Get Hip! & Hangin' with the Giants
Concerts start @ 10:00AM & 12:00PM / Doors open @ 9:30AM & 11:30AM

For more information about this event, call (212) 459-1854 or email ms@communityworksnyc.org.

10AM show is Get Hip!, a fun, interactive introduction to jazz that illuminates jazz's cultural origins, concepts about improvisation, and creative self-expression, and explores the role and resopnsibility of each individual ember of the jazz ensemble. Get Hip! also draws parallels between the ensemble, the bandstand, and community as an effective means by which to promote important social values such as civic responsibility, teamwork, collaboration, and cooperations.

12PM show is Hangin' with the Giants. Staged as a late night talk show, this program features animated likenesses of jazz greats Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Giollespie, MiLes Davis, and Thelonious Monk as show guests, and it affords numerous opportunities for students to interact and participate.

Pictured: LALAH HATHAWAY

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