gallery 77 on view: Greg Kessler

gallery 77 on view: Greg Kessler

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Artist Statement:

My street photography is a return to shooting in a way that has always inspired me - capturing moments - as has been done by the greatest shooters of the past;  Robert Frank, William Klein, Garry Winogrand, Lee Friedlander, among others.  A simple meditative exercise that has put me in touch with strangers walking the streets of New York City.  Always a great exercise in 'seeing' that shows depictions of everyday life.  My street photography focuses on the people and behavior in public -and also capturing the culture of the moment.  I focused much of my time walking up and down the 9 mile stretch along Roosevelt Avenue from Long Island City to Flushing in Queens.   The people, cultures, attitudes shifted dramatically from one neighborhood to another.  It was never dull on Roosevelt Ave and after a year of shooting over 9000 images, these are the shots that resonate with me most.  

e77 Music: The Lovers

e77 Music: The Lovers

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The Lovers is a vocal duo that brings updated harmonies to songs from the 1950s through the 1980s, including doo-wop, girl-group, folk, British invasion, and pop hits and rarities, with original material added to the mix. Two contemporary songwriters -- Garry Novikoff and Peter Morris Dixon -- join voices to entertain audiences with the songs that inspire them in their lives, their loves, and their art. 

e77 music: Mike Tedesco

e77 music: Mike Tedesco

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Mike Tedesco is a pianist/singer-songwriter from Torrington, Connecticut currently residing in Brooklyn, New York. Inspired by legendary musicians such as Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Dave Matthews, Ray Charles, Jeff Buckley, and Thelonious Monk, (and his most recent favorite composer/genius/rapper, Lin-Manuel Miranda), 

Tedesco is a storyteller. His soulful music is infused with jazz, rock, and classical elements that carry the listener through a journey of life’s most pivotal moments.

Website:  www.miketedescomusic.com

e77 music: Ali Dineen

e77 music: Ali Dineen

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Ali Dineen is a singer, visual artist and multiinatrumentalist who performs original music and songs from the American folk tradition, with a special love for spirituals, gospel and 1920s jazz, as well as songs of resistance from different movements throughout history. Her performance is one of music as well as storytelling and puppetry meant to heal and sing joy into the soul.

e77 music: Geoffrey Loomis

e77 music: Geoffrey Loomis

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Geoffrey Loomis is a Jazz pianist and composer who grew up in Jamaica, Queens. He is a graduate of the New School for Social Research's Jazz and Contemporary music program. With his jazz band, Second Look, he plays moody, thoughtful, grooving original jazz

e77 music: the James Rocket

e77 music: the James Rocket

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"Jangly, ’90s-style indie-rock that sounds more like indie-pop today. Whatever name you call it, it’s quirky, jumpy, and fun." - Independent Clauses

First Tuesdays at e77: Naomi Matten

First Tuesdays at e77: Naomi Matten

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Held on the first Tues­day of every month, September through June, First Tuesdays is a neighborhood reading series with a very hospitable open mic. Anyone who wants to read is welcome. Indeed, almost every month, someone gets up to read their work for the first time. Our featured readers have been among the finest writers in the area. So, if you have work you’d like to share, poetry or prose, or if you'd just like to get some literature into your life, please join us.

e77 music: The Concentrics

e77 music: The Concentrics

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Indie Rock that cuts loose...With a hint of twang, a dose of prog, a dash of classic rock...

The Concentrics' unique sound ranges over territory common to My Morning Jacket, Uncle Tupelo Radiohead, Guided by Voices and others, while classic rock breaks in through the window. Featuring members of The Old Nationals and the MG-3s, The Concentrics strike that elusive balance between well crafted songs and the impulse to cut loose and stretch out.

e77 Music: Felix Slim

e77 Music: Felix Slim

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Vintage Blues, Ragtime, Swing, Gospel, Rebetiko

e77 music: All Types of Kinds

e77 music: All Types of Kinds

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We love this young New York City band - they have an eclectic style, with influences from the likes of rap, pop, funk and world music.

Check them out on Youtube here!

gallery 77: JH artist talks - Liene Bosquê and Barbara Westermann

gallery 77: JH artist talks - Liene Bosquê and Barbara Westermann

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Barbara Westermann is a German sculptor, trained urban planner and installation artist who uses a visual language to ‘embody’ utilitarian objects and infrastructures. Her work has exhibited internationally at Malkasten in Düsseldorf Germany, the Tate in London, the Whitney Biennial, MoMA PS1, Dia Art Foundation, and Paula Cooper Gallery, among many others. Her sculptures, prints, and drawings are minimalist and conceptual, with an emphasis on architecture, relief, geometry, and music.

http://www.barbarawestermann.com/

Liene Bosquê received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She received her BFA from the Sao Paulo State University, and a BA in Architecture and Urbanism from the Mackenzie University, both in Brazil. Her work has been included in museum and gallery shows in Brazil, Portugal, Turkey, South Korea and has also been exhibited in United States in MoMA Ps1, Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Cuchifritos Gallery in New York, among others. Recently, she received the Emerging Artist Fellowship from the Socrates Sculpture Park.

http://www.lienebosque.com/

e77 music: Silbin Sandovar

e77 music: Silbin Sandovar

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Queens-based singer/songwriter plays Rock/Americana.

Artist Website here

See Silbin Live here

 

e77 Music: Ryan Shapiro

e77 Music: Ryan Shapiro

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Ryan Shapiro is a Queens based songwriter who blends classic sounds with edge of modern songwriting styles.

 

e77 music: The Jazz Lads

e77 music: The Jazz Lads

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The Jazz Lads are three fellows who perform old school hot club jazz and swing in the style of Django Reinhardt, Louis Armstrong, and Ray Charles.

e77 music: Christian Apuzzo

e77 music: Christian Apuzzo

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Christian Apuzzo plays in multiple bluegrass/folk bands including Cole Quest and the City Pickers, The Idiot Brigade, and the Nick Horner Family to name a few. You can also find him almost every night of the week at a jam around NYC, drinking some whiskey. His dedication to the game is unparalleled.

Check out Christian on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raxu5qB8sTo

e77 music: Os Clavelitos

e77 music: Os Clavelitos

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Os Clavelitos is an "American Samba" band based in New York City, who creates original music combining traditional Brazilian rhythms (samba, baiao, bossa nova, and frevo) with English lyrics. With band members from Brazil, Japan, and the U.S., the six piece ensemble celebrates Brazil's rich musical heritage, while incorporating their eclectic performing backgrounds in "Latin", indie, jazz, pop, and folkloric styles.

e77 music: Spring Brooks

e77 music: Spring Brooks

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Spring Brooks is a Blues and Soul vocalist in the New York city area. The Philly native offers a soulful delivery with blues-inspired improvisations.

Facebook: facebook.com/iamspringbrooks

e77 music: Jeneen Terrana

e77 music: Jeneen Terrana

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Jeneen Terrana’s music is like KT Tunstall meets Feist … pop, rock and folk with a feminine vulnerability. 

e77 music: anDna

e77 music: anDna

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Smith was part of the New Wave/Punk Scene in NYC, fronting two bands (The N.DoDo Band and Didus and the Fabulous Mascarenes). From 1976-78, he produced over fifty shows of music, poetry, art and dance, at his iconic NYC performance loft: The Gegenschein Vaudeville Placenter. In each of his artistic endeavors—and over the years there have been many—Smith has remained a champion of expression beyond labels or establishment.

e77 music: Tim Reedy

e77 music: Tim Reedy

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American-made, Country-Infused Memphis Blues and Rock and Roll!

 

First Tuesdays at e77: Barry Wallenstein

First Tuesdays at e77: Barry Wallenstein

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Held on the first Tues­day of every month, September through June, First Tuesdays is a neighborhood reading series with a very hospitable open mic. Anyone who wants to read is welcome. Indeed, almost every month, someone gets up to read their work for the first time. Our featured readers have been among the finest writers in the area. So, if you have work you’d like to share, poetry or prose, or if you'd just like to get some literature into your life, please join us.

Barry Wallenstein is the author of eight collections of poetry, the most recent being At the Surprise Hotel and
Other Poems [Ridgeway Press, 2016] and Drastic Dislocations: New and Selected Poems [New York
Quarterly Books, 2012].  His poetry has appeared in over 100 journals, including Ploughshares, The Nation,
Centennial Review, and American Poetry Review.  His analytical text, Visions & Revisions: The Poets’
Practice [T.Y. Crowell, 1971], was reissued in a new and expanded edition by Broadview Press [2002].
A special interest is his presentation of poetry readings in collaboration with jazz.  He has made eight recordings of his poetry with jazz,
the most recent being titled What Was, Was (Audioscope, 2015) and Lucky These Days (Cadence Jazz Records 2013).  A previous CD,
Euphoria Ripens, was listed among the “Best New Releases” in the journal, All About Jazz (December 2008).
 
Barry is Emeritus Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the City University of New York and an editor of the journal, American Book Review
 
www.barrywallenstein.com

e77 music: Kvetch

e77 music: Kvetch

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Kvetch, formed in early 2016, is a klezmer band based mainly in Brooklyn. The four-member group plays primarily traditional material—they cover songs by Naftule Brandwein and Dave Tarras—while bringing in their own improvisation, melody, and groove.

e77 Music: J Armen Meschian and friends

e77 Music: J Armen Meschian and friends

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Delicious blend of Acoustic Rock and Latin Jazz on a sizzling plate sprinkled with flavors of Modern Folk and Blues

"Song after song brings sultry beats, dreamy chords, melodies you can drift away on, and that warm voice" -Jennifer Layton, www.indie-music.com 

e77 music: Jon Christopher Allen

e77 music: Jon Christopher Allen

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Guitar Slinger/Songwriter plays e77 the first Saturday of every month. 

Artist website - http://www.jonchristophermusic.com/

See Jon on Facebook here

e77 Music: Jonny Meyers and the Trio

e77 Music: Jonny Meyers and the Trio

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Song by song, Jonny Meyers is catching up with the traditions left quietly behind in his native Forest Hills – the small hub of Queens, which provided the breeding grounds for legendary songwriters like Paul Simon, Burt Bacharach, and the founding members of The Ramones. Meyers’s catalogue to date is a careful blend of romance and consciousness that reflects the lyrical, topical, and raw emotional traces of his predecessors.

e77 music: Richard Young

e77 music: Richard Young

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Acoustic Americana rock, blues & roots.

e77 Music: Jacob Tilove

e77 Music: Jacob Tilove

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Jacob Tilove is a Queens-based songwriter. He is one-third of the The Lonesome Trio, whose debut album was released in 2015 on Sugar Hill Records, and is a fixture of the New York bluegrass scene, playing mandolin and guitar in the bluegrass, folk, rock, folk-rock, rock-folk, and affiliated genres.

e77 music: Dervisi

e77 music: Dervisi

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Greek Gangsta Post-Punk Blues

e77 Music: Mike Tedesco

e77 Music: Mike Tedesco

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Mike Tedesco is a pianist/singer-songwriter from Torrington, Connecticut currently residing in Brooklyn, New York. Inspired by legendary musicians such as Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Dave Matthews, Ray Charles, Jeff Buckley, and Thelonious Monk, (and his most recent favorite composer/genius/rapper, Lin-Manuel Miranda), 

Tedesco is a storyteller. His soulful music is infused with jazz, rock, and classical elements that carry the listener through a journey of life’s most pivotal moments.

Website:  www.miketedescomusic.com