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Cumbiagra is a Brooklyn, New York-based collective of musicians dedicated to making the dance floor happen. Since their creation in the summer of 2008, Cumbiagra has been hosting legendary dance parties throughout New York's Lower East Side, Brooklyn, Mexico and beyond.

Though Cumbiagra is largely inspired by the Colombian dance style known as cumbia, their music has developed into a unique synthesis of styles, drawing on the diversity of it's members and the rich musical environment in which they live.

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Sat, 10/26/2013 - 22:00

Bertram Lehmann

The multi-talented Lehmann is a drummer, percussionist, ethnomusicologist and writer. He quickly has become an integral part of the New England music scene, catching attention and international exposure during tours to Israel & Germany with groups led by such internationally renown artists like Brazilian vocalist Luciana Souza.

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Thu, 10/24/2013 - 21:30


Musaner is a musical project directed by composer and pianist Ara Sarkissian.This uniquely evocative musical group encompasses original folk music compositions and arrangements from Armenia.

Folk instruments blend with the traditional language of a jazz band to create a new and original sound.

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Wed, 10/23/2013 - 20:00

David Skinner: THE STORY OF AIN'T

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 11:00am

When the G & C Merriam Company of Massachusetts published the third edition of Webster’s Dictionary in 1961, little did they realize that they would start “America’s greatest language controversy”. All over a few words that had been classified as slang. Tonight on Inquiry, we speak with DAVID SKINNER, editor, writer and journalist about his wild and entertaining history THE STORY OF AIN’T: AMERICA, ITS LANGUAGE, AND THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL DICTIONARY EVER PUBLISHED. 


No musician in America inspires more passionate & creative anarchy than the legendary Nat Mugavero. He is a musical visionary who captures the imaginations and talents of the best players in the country and pushes the limit to create pure music. His performances are uniquely spontaneous and virtuosic,

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Tue, 10/22/2013 - 20:00

People VS. Larsen

The blues is a relevant music for the time we live in and the People Vs. Larsen play it with an energy that is unmatched. Selling out clubs all over New York City, they have fostered a young jazz and blues following unlike any other seen by this generation. 

With a fun and carefree approach, they have turned jazz and blues into something to be celebrated (evident when you realize their name is derived from a court case where Larsen was sued for distributing condoms with Sarah Palin's likeness on the packaging).

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Fri, 10/18/2013 - 22:00

Bobby Keyes

Bobby Keyes is a master guitar-player as well as a prolific songwriter, producer, and recording engineer who has been performing and writing for 30 years.  He defines our American musical heritage by blending rhythm & blues, country, jazz, rock, pop and swing. His guitar playing is inspired and passionate, his musical  taste is exquisite, and his sound is clean and refreshing.

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Thu, 10/17/2013 - 21:30

Stephen Klaidman: SYDNEY AND VIOLET

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 10:30am

Sydney and Violet Schiff were an amazing couple. They lived in the 1920s in Britain. They were madly in love with each other and each was a connoisseur of the visual arts and of modernist writing. Their close friends included some of the most legendary writers of that era. Tune in tonight for a story of one of the most unique literary salons. We speak with teacher, editor, reporter and writer STEPHEN KLAIDMAN about his brilliant new book SYDNEY AND VIOLET: THEIR LIFE WITH T.S.ELIOT, PROUST, JOYCE AND THE EXCRUCIATINGLY IRASCIBLE WYNDAM LEWIS. The image is of "Workshop" by Wyndam Lewis. 

Dinner Jazz Set

Exciting and intimate, The Beehive's live dinner jazz set features world-class musical artists as the perfect complement to a delightful meal or cocktails at the bar.

Oct. 17th - Blake Newman lays down the bass during this dinner jazz set.

Oct. 18th - From Marvin Gaye to Frank Sinatra to Buddy Rich to Dr. Lonnie Liston Smith, the list of people Hopkins has played with and the international stages he has performed on is too long to recite. His compositions are sublime and his bands are stunning.

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Thu, 10/17/2013 - 18:30
Fri, 10/18/2013 - 18:30
Sat, 10/19/2013 - 18:30

Phil Grenadier

In a welcome and overdue development, Phil Grenadier is finally gaining the kind of attention due a trumpeter of rare fluency and depth, having just come off a tour and sold out performance at Carnegie Hall with John Scofield.

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Tue, 10/15/2013 - 20:00


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