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It’s that time of the year where the West Village turns into the focal point in the world of jazz. While NYC is no doubt keep reading »

CHURCH is back in NYC this weekend as Mark de Clive-Lowe hits NuBlu on Saturday, 12/10. Rocking alongside MdCL on stage are bassist Tim Lefebvre keep reading »

Karriem Riggins is a legend. No two ways about it. Compile a list of your favorite hip-hop records, and chances are that he had a keep reading »

The 6th annual Nublu Jazz Festival, which bounces between New York, Sao Paulo, and Istanbul, hits NYC tonight. With 2 clubs, 11 days of music, and 39 shows to look forward to, jazz fans across the city are gearing up for the slew of talent coming their way.

Lex Sadler is a bass player and electronic musician from Perth, Australia that has been an important member of New York’s live hip hop and experimental electronic music scenes for the 7 years. Rising out of his Nublu residency, a first-of-its-kind EDM jam session entitled Metropolis, Sadler’s created an exciting double bill on October 8th at Nublu that will feature the live band version of his own Rhythm & Stealth project in partnership with his friends, The Ruff Pack.

Nublu has been a home for tons of musicians throughout the city and five boroughs whether they are jazz related, into hip-hop, rock, world music, R&B, electronic or anything in between. The owners feature a mix of many different styles of music, just so long as the artists are talented. Now that they have opened a sister club in Istanbul, the world is their playground.

Marcus Baylor formerly of The Yellowjackets, Kenny Garrett & John Scofield and his band “Free Day” f. Jean Baylor formerly of Zhane | Melanie Charles & The Journey | Mavis Swan Poole & Soul Understated at Nublu!

More than once during the evening, I heard a composition begin from one angle—the drummer’s beat, or the bassist’s line—and then develop into a totally different beast. Because several of the pieces developed gradually, through the adding of layers—one musician stating something, and then the others—often, what began as a simple three-note bassline or melody on piano then blossomed into a full scene—a full rocking scene.

October 26th launches Okayplayers new jazz inspired blog, The Revivalist in conjunction with the release of “Freedom Suite. November 11th we celebrate it all.