by Ethan Cohen
On October 18th and 19th, I am bringing my band, Hot Plate, to Nyack for two nights of music at Maureen’s Jazz Cellar (18th) and The Hudson House of Nyack (19th). The latter show will feature Nyack native, singer/composer Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez (RAINA) and her incredible band.
Hot Plate is a band based in Oberlin, Ohio with members that include Michael Orenstein, Wallace Roney II, Max Weiner, and Theo Rosenfeld. These musicians have performed at esteemed venues such as The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C, The Beacon Theater, Severance Hall, and have multiple downbeat composition awards to boot. Their music is energetic and razor-sharp, offering a unique take on post-bop while also taking heavy influence from afro-latin music, hip-hop, and other music forms. Hot Plate is a group of improvisers who are dedicated to pushing themselves and pushing the music, and each night bringing something completely new.
RAINA is a singer/composer from New York whose singular soulful sound brings together Jazz and R&B influences with depth and a fresh edge. RAINA spent much of 2016 touring with Rev. Sekou and can be heard on his recent LP In Times Like These. Currently, RAINA appears regularly at venues throughout NYC including The Bitter End, PIANOS, Williamsburg Music Center, and more. RAINA’s debut EP Contender, released in February 2016, explores new and old tropes through her original compositions and arrangements of Jazz standards. It can be heard and purchased on her website rainasounds.com. RAINA is set to release her second EP in May 2018.
For reservations at Maureen’s Jazz Cellar, call (845)-535-3143, tickets are $15 in advance or at the door. Tickets for The Hudson House will be sold at the door, and they are $10, or $5 with a student I.D. The Hudson House show will be 21+. Come out and support live music in Nyack by two homegrown products!
by Ethan Cohen
Nyack People & Places, a weekly series that features photos and profiles of citizens and scenes near Nyack, NY, is sponsored by Sun River Health.
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