Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Kicks Off Highline Ballroom's Events, 6/18-7/1

Highline Ballroom (431 West 16th Street between 9th Avenue and 10th Avenue) has just announced its line-up from 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

Tonight at Highline Ballroom, Toshi Reagon and Allison Miller present Celebrate! The Great Women of Blues & Jazz. The show will feature performances by Christelle Durandy, Karma, Mayet Johnson, M. Nahadr, Imani Uzuri, Josette Marchak, Toshi Reagon, with host Liza Jessie Peterson and special guest dancer Michelle Dorrance. Featured instrumentalists will include Allison Miller on drums, Mimi Jones on bass, Alex Nolan on guitar, Tanya Darby on trumpet, and Reut Regev on trombone. The show is produced by Jill Newman Productions.

June 22, 2012
Blue Note Jazz Festival
The Rolling Stones Project
Tim Ries's Stones World with special guests Bernard Fowler & Darryl Jones of the Rolling Stones, plus Ben Monder, Ilan Bar-Lavi, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Jasia Ries & More
Opening Act(s): The NOWtet Plays Zep
Tickets $25.00 GA ADV., $30 DOS/ $45 Reserved VIP Seating available for 1st 2 rows
Concert starts @ 7:00PM, Doors open @ 6:00PM

Known to millions as the lead horn player in the Rolling Stones touring band, saxophonist Tim Ries is celebrating the recent release of his newest album, Stones World: The Rolling Stones Project II (2008). A fabulously entertaining jazz set of Jagger-Richards songs, the disc brings to the broader world an incredible mixture of jazz and rock swagger, much as the Rolling Stones themselves have done.

June 22, 2012
Blowoff
Featuring the DJ Sounds of Bob Mould & Richard Morel
Tickets $20.00 ADV, $25.00 DOS
Concert starts @ 11:30PM, Doors open @ 11:30PM
General Admission Standing Room / 21+

Bob Mould and Richard Morel's Blowoff is a DJ event that has become a premier destination for a wide cross-section of appreciative music fans. Originating in 2003 in Washington, DC's Velvet Lounge, Blowoff started as a musical collaboration between Mould and Morel. The two DJ in tandem, laying down a signature mix of indie rock, electro, and house, accented by a series of artfully eye-popping vignettes projected throughout the club. With the focus firmly on cutting-edge music, dazzling live visuals by Nick Lopata, and stunning poster art by Baltimore-based artist Linas Garsys, the party has grown quickly and is now an established event in New York, San Francisco, Provincetown, Chicago, and San Diego. The Blowoff artist CD was also released in 2006 on Full Frequency Music.

June 23, 2012
Akhenaton
Tickets $20.00 Adv. $25.00 DOS
Concert starts @ 8:00PM, Doors open @ 6:30PM

Philippe Frangione, better known by his stage name Akhenaton, has become one of the highest-profile artists from Marseilles, France. He is without a doubt one of the most widely heard representatives of French rap music. Known under a pseudonym borrowed from ancient Egypt, the rapper first gained notoriety as a hip-hop theorist, publishing the influential essay "La Deuxième Génération du Hip-Hop" in 1988 in the fanzine Vé. After making his recorded debut that same year with Let's Make Some Noise, he helped form the group that would become the hip-hop coalition IAM, one of the most popular French hip-hop acts of its generation.




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