#InTheLoop | Great Live Music Streams from LIC on Friday Nights
BY QEDC It's In Queens
Michael Thomas, a Grammy-winning saxophonist, composer, and arranger who holds degrees from The Julliard School, New England Conservatory, and University of Miami, made sweet music with his quartet on April 2 as part of an ongoing live jam organized by Culture Lab LIC.
Here are the other scheduled jams, which start at 7 pm and stream online for free.
The Craig Greenberg Band offered “troubadour piano music” that combines highly skilled instrumentation with moving lyrics on April 9.
On April 16, Colombia-born Alea mixed Cumbia, Jazz, Pop, Rancheras, and Jazz with buttery vocals, deep-rooted grooves, holistic guitar conversations, and some riveting sax.
The Underground Spiritual Game, a project that explores music from Ethiopia, West Africa, Argentina, and the Middle East, will take the stage on May 7. The leader of this effort, Ran Livneh, is an upright and electric bassist who regularly performs original compositions with electro-acoustic groups.
The pace picks up a bit on June 11 with SPACE CADE7S, a seven-piece Hip Hop collective that balances instrumentation, voice, and word.
Click here to receive notifications about upcoming jams or watch recordings of old ones.
Culture Lab LIC is a multi-genre arts promoter based in The Plaxall Gallery, a 12,000-square-foot venue in Long Island City. The Friday night concerts stream live from the facility, which includes three art galleries, a 90-seat theater, and an outdoor event space. Expect the sessions to move outside to Plaxall’s parking lot when the COVID pandemic dwindles down.
Images: Culture Lab LIC