For Trees and Birds, a group of young musicians playing original music, performs at the Inkwell Jazz Cafe, 408 Rogers Ave, between Lefferts & Sterling. Comprised of 4 individuals each coming out of the jazz tradition, the band reaches for a cohesiveness derived from elements inherent in the human spirit: structure, lyricism, and balance. Rooted in simplicity of composition, For Trees and Birds seeks a method of group improvisation that doesn’t sound haphazard or circuitous. What results might be the soundtrack to the moments in life you wish to capture: music you will like to listen to.
FOR TREES AND BIRDS is Jasper Dutz, winds; Lee Meadvin, guitar; Chris Gaskell, bass; Connor Parks, drums.
Art exhibition opening by Sarah Davis, paintings homage to Prospect park.
Sarah Davis is a painter living in New York since 1998. These are prints of watercolor paintings made in the last year in Prospect Park. Each print comes in an edition of 10, they are $75 each.
Here is the list of paintings on exhibit:
Walk in the Park
1. Monument In the Rain
2. Flagstone Path Summertime
3. Pavilion Looking East
4. Jiwe Sax Archway
5. Nethermead Dusk
6. Sunny Fountain, Grand Army
7. Pavilion Pattern
8. Fountain Pattern
9 Looking West Over the Park
10. Fountain Grand Army
11. Pavillion Looking West
12. Tai Chi In The Pavillion
13. Sunrise In The Park
There will be a live performance by jazz/pop vocalist Katharina Heinrich www.musicwhatelse.com during the evening.
The sounds and styles of internationally acclaimed vocalist/composer Jocelyn Medina cross cultures, creeds and continents. Her original work fuses elements of world music with jazz harmonies, neo-soul/funk grooves and adventurous improvisations delivered through compelling lyrics and a distinct sound. Whether from the stage of an international festival or in the intimate setting of a small jazz venue, she seeks to touch on each listener’s individual experience with messages of universal truth and a unique artistic approach.
The band: Jocelyn Medina-voice & compositions; Rez Abbasi-guitar; Zack Lober-bass; Paul Wiltgen-drums.
Please join us for an exciting evening of music when Jocelyn and her quartet perform at the Ink Well Cafe, 408 Rogers Ave, between Lefferts and Sterling.
Michael-David Gordon Quartet
Friday, July 11, 7-9 pm
Singer and actor Michael-David Gordon is a dynamic entertainer who explores standards, pop, and R&B, drawing on his experience singing with the Temptations, acting with Irondale Ensemble Project, and fronting the Pocket Band, featured in one of Times Square’s most successful restaurants.
Michael-David will premiere his new quartet at the Inkwell Friday, July 11. The group, which includes John Landers, piano; Pierre Morquart, bass; and Hollis Headrick, drums; is equally at home with music from Cee Lo Green to Duke Ellington to Bruno Mars to Otis Redding. Michael-David’s vibe is accessible, funky, swinging and always fun!
Please join us Friday, July 11, 7-9 pm, for an exciting evening of music when the Michael-David Gordon Quartet performs at the Ink Well Cafe, 408 Rogers Ave, between Lefferts and Sterling.
Your $5 donation (or more, or less) supports the musicians and PLG Arts! This event is made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the NY State Council on the Arts, administered in Kings County by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).
And be sure to try the Inkwell’s new expanded menu plus soul food selections, fine wines and beers.
PLG Arts Chamber Music will present its second event, andPlay, on Sunday, June 8th. This new series of classical music performances will be held in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and surrounding neighborhoods.
andPlay is committed to expanding the violin/viola duo repertoire through performing rarely heard works and commissioning emerging composers. This New York-based duo of Maya Bennardo and Hannah Levinson has performed in venues including the Firehouse Space, Caffe Vivaldi, and on the East Bank and Concerts on the Slope music series.Midwood and Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY
Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible to firstname.lastname@example.org. The address (near Flatbush Ave & Midwood St) will be distributed to the RSVP list.
$5 suggested donation supports the musicians and PLG Arts.
PLG Arts is delighted to add PLG Arts Chamber Music to their current programming, which includes visual arts shows, jazz performance, theater, and other expressions of creativity in local venues.
Yoshiko will be presenting photographs centered around Prospect Park.
Please join us for the opening reception on Friday May 9th @ Tugboat Tea Company (546 Flatbush Ave)
Light refreshments will be served.
“Photography is a tool for me to find and capture an emotion in the “external world.” It is my emotion, clearly embedded in the landscape outside my skin—I leave part of me there when I take a photo as I take some of the scene with me.
I want to live aware of the world like this. I want to feel the constant wind for days, then no wind all day; a full moon so bright I squint my eyes—I strive to be open to the world in such a way that it can flow through me.
These moments exist anywhere during my walk within Prospect Park, but each moment is only that: a moment. Like dreams, these scenes are entirely unique and will never repeat. Every time when I witness those moments I dream, re-enchanting the ordinary.
I hope the viewer can visit these moments and in-between places in their imaginations, while bringing their own thoughts and experiences to this shared process of sense perception.”