NYU Faculty Housing Community Events participates this year in Make Music New York, a free, citywide musical celebration on the first day of summer.


Curated by Billy Newman, Choro (Brazilian), Flute and Guitar, Classical Guitar, and Jazz trios and quartets perform acoustic music throughout the day. Billy Newman is a guitarist, composer, and educator of Jazz and Brazilian music.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 21, 12noon-6pm

WHERE: Oak Grove, NYU Silver Towers, 100 Bleecker St between LaGuardia Pl and Mercer St

Free and open to the public. Approximate set start times:

12noon: Eric Schugren Quartet with Ben Galina (acoustic bass), Kenny Grohowski (drums) and Billy Newman (guitar)

Genre: Jazz. Eric Schugren is a veteran tenor saxophonist who has played post-bop with Billy Higgins, Horace Tapscott, Gil Goldstein and Teddy Charles.

1:15pm: Chiara Izzi Quartet with Q Morrow (nylon string guitar), Kenny Grohowski (drums) and bassist.

Genre: Brazilian and Jazz. Chiara Izzy is an Italian vocalist specializing in Brazilian and Jazz music. Based in NYC, she has toured throughout Europe and the US.

2:30pm: Billy Newman Choro Samba Trio with Stephen Guerra (nylon string guitar) and Emiliano "Nano" Valerio (pandeiro)

Genre: Brazilian. Choro is Brazilian instrumental music on par with Jazz. Billy plays compositions by Baden Powell, Jacob do Bandolim, and Paulinho da Viola.

3:45pm: Tony Romano-Michel Gentile Duo

Genre: Jazz and Brazilian. This flute-nylon string guitar duo dispenses with conventional repertoire to develop a musical experience rich with interaction and nuance.

5:00pm: New York Guitar Trio

Genre: Classical. Leader Steve Bloom, Marco Capelli & Sean Moran perform Teleman, Piazzolla, Ravel, Brouwer & De Falla - music guitars don't usually play.

For more information, please contact Erin Donnelly, Community Liaison, NYU Faculty Housing & Residential Services, facultyhousing.events@nyu.edu or 646-997-9986

All events are first come, first served. Rain or shine. Events are subject to change.

Make Music New York is a live, free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year, with over 1,000 concerts on streets, sidewalks, and parks across the five boroughs. www.makemusicny.org

NYU Faculty Housing Community Events is pleased to offer exciting free programming that celebrates our outdoor spaces on the superblocks, build community among residents, and provide activities appealing to all audiences.

Sponsored by the NYU Superblock Stewardship Advisory Committee, and generously supported by Provost Katherine E. Fleming.

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