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The Nth Power is well-known for their grooving funk-driven sound. This so-called “supergroup” (via Okayplayer) is a collection of some of the most talented backing keep reading »

Coming up Thursday June 16th, multi-instrumentalist and producer Cory Henry will play Highline Ballroom alongside his band, the Funk Apostles. Henry has played with some of keep reading »

Featuring a multigenerational cadre of artists who have consistently blurred the lines between forms such as trombonist Ku-umba Frank Lacy, critically acclaimed pianist Marc Cary, keep reading »

On Sunday October 18th, New York City band Animus Rexx will be playing their biggest show yet, at Highline Ballroom, with Brownie from The Disco Biscuits keep reading »

As a part of the 3rd Annual New School Jazz Alumni night the Highline Ballroom will be featuring an exciting concert with Bilal headlining as well as sets by guitarist Gilad Hekselman and The Amigos Band featuring Brianna Thomas.

When looking at the stage at Manhattan’s Highline Ballroom, you can see Chris “Daddy” Dave’s drum kit shining from a distance. There are only two people on Earth that can be identified simply by observing the drum kit and nothing else: one is Neil Peart of Rush, and the other is Dave. His kit was more of a rhythm laboratory, adorned with four snares, a hi-hat with holes covered with a tambourine, spiraled crashes, bongos and a suspended floor tom.

As Founder and Executive-Artistic Director of JazzReach, Hans Schuman has been the man behind educational programs in over 75 communities since the organization’s inception. Dedicated to the promotion, performance, creation and teaching of jazz music by way of “widely acclaimed live multi-media educational programs for young audiences, captivating main-stage concerts for general audiences and informative clinics and master-classes for student musicians and ensembles,” JazzReach has become a staple of the jazz community supported by both fans and artists alike. This Sunday 4/14/13, Chris Dave and the Drumhedz will be performing a benefit concert for JazzReach at the Highline Ballroom. Check out more about the concert and cause below as we discuss with Schuman.

José James is gearing up to drop his highly anticipated No Beginning No End (NPR First Listen) and we’ve got a pari of tickets to giveaway to his Highline Ballroom Show! “No Beginning No End sums up how I feel about music right now, I don’t want to be confined to any particular style. I decided I didn’t want to be considered a jazz singer anymore and that was really freeing. Once I realized that jazz singing is just something that I do and it’s just a label, it freed me as an artist to just write without any boundaries.”

SummerStage is one of the most anticipated summer events in the Tri-State area and rightfully so with epic performances continuing year after year. Luckily this year the good folks at behind the event are bringing us a preview of summer in winter! The preview will feature a rare performance by the legendary and soulful Shuggie Otis, new wave indie-pop bearers People Get Ready, London producer Ofei, Gospel star/Hebrew teacher Joshua Nelson, and someone who needs no introduction, DJ Kool Herc. The best part? We’re giving away a pair of tickets to the event!

The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music hits the the Highline Ballroom Tuesday 9/18/12 to present three generations of alumni in their NuSkuMu concert.The alum-filled lineup includes Moon Hooch and Corey King and TAFFY, as well as world-renowned guitarist Peter Bernstein performing new music commissioned for this evening’s concert, presented by a band assembled exclusively for this performance which will include fellow alums Sam Yahel and Grégoire Maret, along with Dwayne Burno, and Greg Hutchinson.