EXPANDING STAGE TO BOWERY BALLROOM AND NEWLY RELOCATED LANDMARK VENUE NUBLU AT STUDIO 151
DJ KARRIEM RIGGINS
CHRIS DAVE AND THE DRUMHEDZ + SURPRISE GUESTS
MARCUS STRICKLAND’S TWI-LIFE
RUSSEL GUNN’S ETHNOMUSICOLOGY
MARCUS GILMORE’S ACTIONS SPEAK
Revive Music Stage brings their annual WJF stage to two new venues, expanding to Bowery Ballroom and the NYC’s relocated landmark live music venue Nublu at Studio 151.
The iconic game-changing drummer Chris Dave makes his Drumhedz collective NYC debut at Bowery Ballroom on January 6th joined by surprise featured artists and special guests. Saxophonist / Producer Marcus Strickland’s Twi-Life will be featuring music from his 2016 Revive/ Blue Note release Nihil Novi. Other confirmed acts include two of today’s stand out vocalists Kandace Springs and Deva Mahal plus the highly-anticipated performance by guitar maven Isaiah Sharkey. Also featured is one of the originators of today’s genre-bending expressions, Russell Gunn has been a champion of fusing jazz with hip-hop, R&B, soul, and funk and graces us with his GRAMMY-nominated project Ethnomusicology feat. a cast an allstar cast of heavy hitters. Terrace Martin calls jazz harpist Brandee Younger “the future”. Fresh off her debut European tour, Younger introduces a trio set featuring a blend of her oldest and newest recordings. Selling out his most recent performances singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Louis Cato makes his WJF debut featuring his new group CATOtheBand and music from his upcoming album. Philadelphia based collective Killiam Shakespeare also makes their WJF debut Led by music duo Steve Mckie (drummer/producer) and Corey Bernhard (keys/producer), the band is comprised of a unique collective of diverse musicians that form a creative element musically fused with the various genres they are influenced by jazz,hip-hop, R&B and soul. Newly formed trio Stem Sounds features an unexpected blend innovative grooves and quick witted improvisations with modern creative studio production featuring renowned drummer Eric Harland with bright young pianist on the come up, James Francies and producer/ composer Love Science. One of music’s most in-demand drummers and featured in The New York Times “Five Drummer’s whose time is NOW”, Marcus Gilmore continues to unveil his original sound with new group Actions Speak.