Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Kicks Off Highline Ballroom's Events, Now thru 7/1

Highline Ballroom (431 West 16th Street between 9th Avenue and 10th Avenue) has just announced its line-up from tonight, June 18 through July 1. See full details below. Tickets may be purchased through Ticketweb, online at ticketweb.com or at the Highline Box Office from noon until doors close at 866-468-7619.

Highline Ballroom is a full-scale restaurant with a full bar. A $10 food and/or beverage minimum is standard for table seating during shows.

Unless otherwise noted, all shows are suitable for all ages and offer general admission seating. Seating for all shows is first come, first seated; the Highline does not take advance table reservations, except where noted as a condition of a VIP ticket. The Ballroom cannot seat incomplete parties. Standing room for all shows is available at our bar.

For further show information, directions to the venue and for the latest updates visit www.highlineballroom.com or call 212-414-4314. All events are subject to change.

UPCOMING SHOWS – June 18 – July 2, 2012:

June 18, 2012
Blue Note Jazz Festival
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
With special guest Kelan Phil Cohran (Father)
Produced by Jill Newman Productions
Tickets $15.00 ADV., $20 DOS
Concert starts @ 9:00PM, Doors open @ 7:00PM

While most of today's music is overflowing with artificial elements and effects, the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (HBE) offers the authenticity and attested musicianship of the eras that birthed the band's influences: jazz, funk, soul, and hip-hop. The group's fusion of these genres has created the unparalleled, mesmeric sound that has captivated audiences worldwide. Strong familiar musical ties encouraged these eight brothers, born and raised in the crime-riddled south side of Chicago, to infiltrate their neighborhoods with brass weapons of expression to provide much-needed enlightenment and entertainment. HBE's compelling street performances transformed the group members into global celebrities who plan to continue sharing their passion for music with the hope that their spellbinding sound will inspire every individual who hears it.

June 19, 2012
Sybarite Productions Presents
Love is Love
Tickets $15.00
Concert starts @ 10:00PM, Doors open @ 8:30PM

Did someone say "dance off?" On June 19th, Sybarite Productions will present Love is Love, a choreographer's showcase and competition, at Highline Ballroom. The evening will feature choreography by a variety of artists, a set of exhibiting painters, music by DJ Crazy Legs, and more!

June 20, 2012 **SOLD OUT**
Joss Stone
Tickets $35.00 day of show, Limited tickets available at the door at show time!
Concert starts @ 10:00PM, Doors open @ 8:30PM

In her short, young life and already long career, Stone has performed onstage with the likes of James Brown, Gladys Knight, Solomon Burke, Blondie, Smokey Robinson, and Melissa Etheridge, among many others. She's contributed to albums by Jeff Beck and Ringo Starr, played the Super Bowl pre-game show, performed on the Grammys, and indeed won a Grammy herself. In her 25 years, she's participated in more moments of absolute musical wonder than most people can hope for in a lifetime. And she's approached it all with a sense of independence and joie de vivre. With over 11 million album sales to date and a wealth of experience under her belt, 2012 seems like the right time to bring a new perspective to the album that first made Stone famous: Soul Sessions. Be on the lookout for her newest effort, Soul Sessions Vol. 2, due out on July 31st – a stunning exercise in vocal poise, passion, and power, showcasing some great songs and an artist at the peak of her vocal powers.

June 21, 2012
Blue Note Jazz Festival
Toshi Reagon & Allison Miller Present Celebrate! The Great Women of Blues & Jazz
With Christelle Durandy, Karma, Mayet Johnson, M. Nahadr, Imani Uzuri, Josette Marchak & Toshi Reagon, with host Liza Jessie Peterson & special guest dancer Michelle Dorrance
Produced by Jill Newman Productions
Tickets $15 ADV., $17 DOS
Concert starts @ 8:00PM, Doors open @ 6:00PM

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