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Michael-David Gordon Quartet

Michael-David Gordon Quartet
Friday, July 11, 7-9 pm
michael-david_gordonSinger 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!

Click here: Benny and the Jets – Michael-David Gordon on Vimeo for a sample of Michael-David performing a tune we know well at Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village.

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.

andPlay!-2

2nd event in Chamber Music Series: June 8, 3 pm

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 chambermusic@plgarts.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 Mori Photography blossoms prospect park

Re-Enchanting the Ordinary | Photography by Yoshiko Mori

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.”

みなさん、ぜひ遊びにきてください!

Emilio Teubal Trio @the Inkwell Fri, Apr 25, 7-9 pm

Pianist/composer Emilio Teubal started playing the piano at the age  of nine. He studied at Argentina’s National Conservatory and was an active performer in the tango and jazz scene of Buenos Aires until 1999, when he relocated to New York City to continue his musical studies.  His latest album, Musica Para Un Dragon Dormido, was chosen as a 2013 best album and has been in the top 100 albums on E-Music.  Joining Emilio are Ignacio Rivas Bixio on drums and Moto Fukushima on electric bass.

Emilio received a BFA in music from the City College of New York, where he studied with prominent jazz figures such as Marc Copland, Scott Reeves, Bruce Barth, Mike Holober, John Patitucci, Cliff Korman and Ron Carter. He received the Bushwick Composition Award for two consecutive years.

Emilio TeubalEmilio has performed as a leader in some of the most prestigious venues in New York City, among them Iridium, Joe’s Pub, the Knitting Factory, BAM cafe , Cornelia Street Cafe, and the 55 Bar, as well as at major jazz festivals. In 2007, Emilio was awarded Meet The Composer’s prestigious Van Lier Fellowship, which provides support for talented, culturally diverse young people who are seriously dedicated to a career in the arts.

His credits include performances and recordings with Grammy award winners Raul Jaurena and Fernando Otero, Erik Friedlander, Hector del Curto, Bob Mover, John Benitez, Lucia Pulido, Pedro Giraudo, Lisandro Adrover, Miguel Bertero, and Astor Piazolla’s legendary violinist Fernando Suarez Paz. Teubal has also been a steady member of several New York-based bands, including Sebastian Cruz’s Coba, Los Chantas Tango Group, and the Marta Gomez Group, with whom he has toured the U.S., Mexico, Spain, and Argentina.

This Friday, April 25, 7-9 pm, join us for an exciting evening of music when Emilio and his Trio perform at the Ink Well Cafe, 408 Rogers Ave, between Lefferts and Sterling.

Try the Inkwell’s new expanded menu plus soul food selections, fine wines and beers.

Your $5 donation supports the musicians and PLG Arts!

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This event is made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).

Art Lillard Quartet at Jazz @the Inkwell

Marion Cowings will appear with Art Lillard at Jazz @the Inkwell April 11
Marion Cowings will appear with Art Lillard at Jazz @the Inkwell April 11

Art Lillard

Friday, April 11, 7-9 pm, the Art Lillard Quartet comes to the Inkwell, 408 Rogers Avenue, between Sterling and Lefferts. Drummer and bandleader Art Lillard is known for his ability to “read” a room and respond to his audience. With bassist Ralph Hamperian, pianist Ted Kooshian, and vocalist Marion Cowings, Lillard presents tuneful, melodic music that draws influences from traditional swing and jazz and more contemporary popular music.

Gabriele Tranchina, jazz vocalist, at the Inkwell Fri, Dec 13, 7-9 pm

Gabriele Tranchina
Gabriele Tranchina

Gabriele Tranchina: Something different, someone different…a world artist, jazz vocalist, creative interpreter…a heavenly sound, a woman with a unique view of music, the world, and of singing.

Join Gabriele and her band at PLG Arts Jazz at the Inkwell, 408 Rogers Ave (between Sterling and Lefferts). Friday 7-9 pm. Drinks, soul food, warm atmosphere.

For a preview of Gabriele’s music, click here.

For info on the Inkwell, click here.

For info on PLG Arts, email info@plgarts.org.

LANDSCAPES, FROM TOP TO BOTTOM | Opening Reception November 14th

by Robert Marvin

Roots growing on rocks, by Bob Marvin

Please join us for the reception for a show of recent black and white landscape photographs by PLG Arts VP Bob Marvin. The show will run from November 7th through Thursday December 5th, as part of the PLG Arts Tugboat Local Artists series, which Bob curates. It will be at the Tugboat Tea Company, 546 Flatbush Avenue, between Lincoln Road and Beekman Place.

All of the 16 X 20 prints in this show are being exhibited for the first time and are images Bob has made in the past year in Brooklyn and southern Vermont. They emphasize form and texture in details of the landscape that might otherwise be overlooked. Bob uses traditional analog techniques for his landscape photography: mechanical cameras, mainly a Rolleiflex that has been my companion since his college days, medium format black and white film, and fiber-base silver gelatin photographic paper. He’s printed them all in his own darkroom.

The reception for this show will be on

Thursday, November 14th, from 6–9 PM.

Please join us, if you can. If you can’t make the reception, or just want a great cup of tea or coffee, Tugboat’s hours are Mon–Fri, 7 am–7 pm and Sat–Sun. 8 am–6 pm.

RSVP for the Reception on Facebook