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Bamcafe Live-The Ed Stoute Experience
February 18 @ 9:00 pm
Fri, Feb 3 at 9pm
Sublime Frequencies: Alan Bishop DJ Set
Alan Bishop is a founding member of Seattle’s avant-garde and genre-defying Sun City Girls, as well as co-founder of the Sublime Frequencies record label. Bishop has released over 100 records, introducing styles from Syria, Burma, Indonesia, Pakistan, Vietnam, Thailand, India,Morocco, Egypt, Western Sahara, Cambodia, Algeria, Turkey, and other countries. His DJ sets feature retro 60s and 70s hybrid-pop, rock, folk, Yé-yé, psychedelic, surf, and traditional styles from North Africa, the Middle East, and South and Southeast Asia
Someone once asked Blake Fusilier, “You’re black and gay. How does it feel to have two things
wrong with you?” As a teenager in Atlanta, Fusilier grew up feeling different. While his neighborsaspired to rep their neighborhoods and sign to hot local labels like LaFace and SoSoDef, Blake brooded over the stories of Edgar Allen Poe, picked up the violin, and hoped to play as well as Itzhak Perlman. Moving to Boston for college, he picked up a guitar and joined a moody rock band. Now based in Brooklyn, Fusilier makes music that unifies these sound worlds into something utterly his own.
Braxton Cook is one of this generation’s emerging voices on the alto saxophone. He is also a talented vocalist and songwriter whose sound blends soul, R&B, and jazz. A graduate of Juilliard, Cook has toured with Grammy Award-nominated trumpeter Christian Scott, The New Century Jazz Quintet, and Tomohiro Miro Quartet, among others. His 2014 EP Sketch and2015 album Braxton Cook Meets Butcher Brown brought him to festivals and venues across the country, and his newly formed band The N.E.W. will be touring nationally this year to support the release of his upcoming album, Somewhere in Between. Curated by Terrance McKnight, as part of RadioLoveFest.
Los Habaneros is led by the gritty,witty, and streetwise Gerardo Contino. Known as “El Abogado de la Salsa,” this Havana-born singer and songwriter was lead singer of the Cuban mega-group NG La Banda before he moved to New York to create his own band. Los Habaneros has toured all over the world and across the five boroughs, from Le Poisson Rouge to the Bronx Museum. The band received a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council grant and has been invited to the Kennedy Center for the Arts in Washington, DC. Curated by Terrance McKnight, as part of RadioLoveFest.
Not one to be restricted to categorization or industry labels, Sonnyboy, also known as BlakShel,is known as an urban misfit on the musical scene. A multi-layered artist whose talents havetaken him all over the world, Sonnyboy (legal: Sheldon Shel Riser) is a musician, singer,composer, producer, and band leader. With five independently produced albums to his name,his latest work is The Barfly Theory, 13 tracks of rock and soul mixed with some good old funk.
Born and raised in Bedford Stuyvesant, Ed Stoute has been playing jazz for over 60 years. Apianist, composer, arranger, and band leader, Ed has composed more than 100 tunes andarranged numerous standards. He is a member of the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra (HRO);was a member of the house band (known as the Minton’s Players) at Minton’s Supper Club inHarlem; and loves to play in Brooklyn at favorite spots such as Jazz 966, Sista’s Place, and ForMy Sweet. Ed is a proud recipient of the 2015 Tohma Y. Faulkner Bed Stuy Community Awardas an Arts & Culture Trailblazer, and is part of the Weeksville Heritage Center’s Jazz OralHistory Project