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Omar Kamal "The Palestinian Frank Sinatra" At The Appel Room On April 6th!

Omar Kamal "The Palestinian Frank Sinatra" At The Appel Room On April 6th!

OMAR KAMAL- One Night Only- April 6th- The Appel Room- 7pm Omar Kamal has been called the “Palestinian Frank Sinatra", and with good reason. Singer/composer Kamal comes from the city of Nablus. His multi-cultural influences have given him a rich taste in music ranging from Frank Sinatra and Michael Jackson to Arabic greats such as Mohammed ...


Wayne D. Henderson

This NYC artist began playing the drums at the age of 8. He then moved to the NYC area where he began honing his skills by playing in the The Garden of Prayer Church under the direction of Bishop William James Robinson in Bronx, NY. He became a student of jazz the very first time he heard the great drummer Grady Tate who performed with Jimmy Smith. He was also impressed with the big band swing style of Buddy Rich, Count Basie's Orchestra and Earth, Wind & Fire. Over the next four decades Henderson has played at Birdland, Smoke Jazz Club, Showmans, BB Kings, The Roxy Hotel, Village Gate, The Jazz Forum, NYU, Churchill Grounds, Zinc Bar, Swing 46 and Avery Fisher Hall. Henderson has performed with several orchestras: The Harlem Renaissance Orchestra, The John Peek Orchestra and The Cotton Club Orchestra


Itay Goldberg

Itay Goldberg born in Israel in 1993. Itay fell in love with music in his early childhood learning piano and drums. In the age of 15, Itay received a special scholarship from the mayor of Rishon Lezion, Israel to study the saxophone, which he found his voice and passion in. Itay quickly became involved in the Rishon Lezion Jazz orchestra becoming the youngest member ever to play at the orchestra. In 2017 upon finishing his studies at the Israeli Conservatory, Itay moved to New York, Itay moved to NYC to pursuit his BFA in Jazz Performance at The New School. Itay had the opportunity to share the stage jazz legends such as: Ari Hoenig, Reggie Workman, Joel Frham, Aaron Goldberg to name a few.

The Queen’s Cartoonists

The Queen’s Cartoonists are a group of musicians from New York City that play music from cartoons and the silver screen. Their concerts include virtuosic performances, projections of cartoons with note-for-note live score recreation, multi-instrumental mayhem, singing, and comedy. TQC’s concert repertoire features music from the Golden Age of animation, cult cartoon classics, and modern animation. Featured composers include Raymond Scott, Carl Stalling, Danny Elfman, Alf Clausen, John Williams, and adaptations from the classical repertoire.

Tying this diverse and challenging concert together are stories and anecdotes involving the cartoons and their composers


Martha Wash

Martha Wash’s new album, Love & Conflict, promises to take fans in a fascinating and perhaps unexpected new direction. Released by Ms. Wash’s label, Purple Rose Records, this eclectic collection of mesmerizing blues-rock and adult contemporary songs is a stylistically adventurous journey for the legendary vocalist, entrepreneur, and producer, whose spectacular achievements in the music industry are nothing short of staggering. But breaking new ground is something that shouldn’t surprise anyone who is familiar with Martha’s amazing past including her seven Number 1 hits! Martha’s been doing it from the very beginning


Emile Turner

NY based trumpeter with Louisiana roots, began playing music at a later age. Inspired to play trumpet by listening to the classic recordings in jazz and reading the Miles Davis Autobiography. Through years of private instruction, he enrolled and eventually graduated with a BFA in jazz performance from City College of New York under the direction of Steve Wilson and Scott Reeves. He has since performed with a host of musicians in some of New York's top venues.

Amir Bar Akiva

Amir Bar Akiva is 25 years old drummer and composer who currently lives in New York City. Amir performs regularly on the New York jazz scene and has been on tour in Israel, England, France, Spain, Panama, Brazil; and performed at venues such as "The Zone" in Tel Aviv, "Love Supreme" Jazz Festival in England, Cafe Central in Spain and


Etsuko Tajima

Creative, passionate and versatile, Etsuko Tajima has made her statement in the New York Music Scene and abroad. Etsuko is a pianist, keyboardist, arranger, vocalist, and composer. Known for her dexterity and rhythmic virtuosity, Etsuko has performed for various Jazz, West African, Brazilian, Reggae, Neo- Soul, and Hip-Hop band. She has an eclectic and strong musical background. Born in Tokyo, Japan, Etsuko began her musical journey at the tender age of 4. She started studying piano and devoted a significant amount of time to the violin. Living in a home filled with musicians, her musical development came naturally


Tracy Yang

Born and raised in Taiwan, Tracy Yang is a jazz composer and pianist based in New York City. She holds a Master of Music in Jazz Studies from Queens College, and a Diploma in jazz composition from Berklee College of Music. Tracy moved to New York in 2016 after studying in Boston for 3 years. Since then she has been leading her own quintet and performed her original music in several renown venues such as Minton's Playhouse, Bar Lunatico, Vivaldi, Tomi Jazz... etc. Tracy has also been writing her own music for Jazz Orchestra and earned several awards. She was part of the 2019 Young Composer Showcase selectees from JEN (Jazz Education Network)


David Ecker

David Ecker is a jazz pianist, composer, and producer based in Brooklyn, NY. His EP, "The Visitor Suite" was released in 2018, and he is currently gearing up for the release of his debut LP.


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