May 13, 2011
The Young Professionals Society for the Arts warmly invites you to attend a special concert featuring the Danny Fox Trio on Saturday, June 11th, from 6-9 PM. The performance will serve as a benefit for Music for Autism (www.musicforautism.org), a wonderful charity committed to raising public awareness and improving the quality of life for individuals with autism and their families through music. Members will have the opportunity to socialize and network before and after the set of music.
Tickets are available at https://secure.gigmaven.com/events/6013/orders/new
Based in New York City, the Danny Fox Trio plays original, eclectic, intricate compositions with dynamic group interplay and interaction. Almost a mix between a jazz trio, a chamber ensemble, and a rock group, this trio has developed a unique sound that departs from traditional jazz piano format and uses the roles of the instruments creatively. Fox's music draws from wide influences: the quirky rhythms of a Monk tune, the dark harmonies of Scriabin or ethereal chords of Messiaen, the funkiness of a Motown bassline, or the catchiness of a Beatles tune. Through regular rehearsals and performances, the band, featuring bassist Chris van Voorst van Beest and drummer Max Goldman, has forged a strong musical identity that continues to evolve. They have performed around the New York City area at venues such as Smalls Jazz Club, Iridium, and Rockwood Music Hall, and have held weekly residencies at both the 92nd Street Y Tribeca and Caffe Vivaldi. Their recently completed debut recording "The One Constant" will be released on the Songlines label in Winter 2011.
February 12, 2011
A big thank you to all who attended this past Saturday's event at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe! Sam Sadigursky and his trio performed an OUTSTANDING set of music in support of Global Physicians Corp. Also, a special thank you to Chafic Karam for his wonderful photography! YPSA member, Adam Grunfeld, was gracious enough to make a very meaningful donation in support of Global Physicians Corp and was the winner of an impromptu auction of Rome Neal's Monk-The Play DVD!
May 29, 2010
Phil Augusta Jackson headlined an amazing evening of hip hop to support Harboring Hearts at the Nuyorican! A big thank you to all who attended. Proceeds from the show will go towards the Harboring Hearts Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to providing a comprehensive resource and housing center for patients and caregivers being hospitalized for cardiac-related diseases in the New York City area.
April 29, 2010
Thank you to everyone who attended the Benefit for Suicide Prevention International. We had a sold-out attendance for an amazing charity! For pictures, visit go here.
We are looking for people who are interested in taking on a leadership role in this newly founded organization. We are in the midst of applying to receive 501c3 status. Please contact MichaelAscherMD@gmail.com if you are interested.
March 3, 2010
The society's Spring 2010 concert at Baruch Performing Arts Center will be held on Saturday, April 24th 2010 at 8p.m. The performance will feature Yoed Nir, a musical prodigy from Israel who is considered by many to be one of the top cellists in music today. Advanced tickets are now on sale for $25 dollars. The evening’s performance will serve as a benefit for Suicide Prevention International. Following the performance, wine and light appetizers will be served, giving members an opportunity to socialize and network.
Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.
February 1, 2010
We hope to make our Happy Hour at 3Steps a regular gathering for our members to connect and network. We invite you to stop by with your friends. Drinks are 1/2 price. Eliane Amherd, one of the hottest forces in the New York City Jazz, Brazilian and Latin scene, will be playing music with bassist extraordinaire Hagar Ben Ari. Visit our Facebook page.
January 31, 2010
The Young Professionals Society for the Arts warmly invites you to attend a special concert featuring Nigerian jazz trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire and his quartet this Sunday afternoon, January 31th, from 4-8 PM. Wine will be served during the extended set breaks allowing people a chance to socialize and network. Tickets are $39 and include unlimited wine, appetizers and donation to support The Jazz Gallery.
The Jazz Gallery is located at 290 Hudson Street, NY, NY in Tribeca.
Reservations should be made prior to the event. Please contact MichaelAscherMD@gmail.com to put yourself on the guestlist if you have not already done so already.
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The Jazz Gallery is a nonprofit cultural center located in lower Manhattan. The Gallery concentrates primarily on emerging artists and has become known as "The most imaginatively booked jazz club in New York." (NY Times), "New York\'s #1 Jazz venue" (Daily News), and "The best place to hear live music in New York" (Time Out New York).
January 3, 2010
On Saturday, April 24th at 8p.m we will be holding a benefit concert for Suicide Prevention International featuring the imaginative and highly accomplished cellist, Yoed Nir, who will be treating members of the Society to an encore performance. Tickets will be $25 and this includes donation to SPI, concert, and a cocktail hour with wine and cheeses where members can socialize and network. The event will be held at Baruch Performing Arts Center located at 55 Lexington Avenue.
December 14, 2009
Our first happy hour was a true success and we would like to make it a regular gathering for our members. Our next happy hour will take place on January 19th from 8-10p.m and we invite you to stop by with your friends.
Interested members are warmly invited to attend a special concert featuring jazz trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire and his quartet Sunday afternoon, January 31th, from 4-8 PM. Wine will be served during the extended set breaks allowing people a chance to socialize and network. Tickets are $39.
Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire is the real deal. After winning first place in the 2007 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, he has cemented his reputation as one of the most promising jazz artists of his generation. As an improviser, he takes big risks that always seem to pay off brilliantly, and his expressive trumpet sound has an almost vocal quality that draws the listener in. His unique style reflects his diverse influences, including classical music, pop, and the avant-garde. An alumnus of Berkeley High School, he has a master's degree from USC and studied at the Manhattan School of Music and the Monk Institute. Ambrose has performed with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Vijay Iyer, Yosvany Terry, and Stefon Harris, to name but a few, and he is featured on keyboardist Alan Pasqua's acclaimed 2007 album The Antisocial Club.
November 19, 2009
The Society will be holding it's first ever Happy Hour on December 8 at 3Steps, located at 322 2nd Avenue (between 18th and 19th Street). We invite all interested members to come and relax, enjoy an after-work cocktail and learn more about the mission of TYPSA. Drinks are 1/2 price until 10p.m. Eliane Amherd, one of the hottest forces in the New York City Jazz, Brazilian and Latin scene, will be playing solo music as well.
November 11, 2009
Interested members are warmly invited to attend a special concert featuring jazz guitarist Adam Rogers and his quartet Sunday afternoon, November 15th, from 4-8 PM. Wine will be served during the extended set breaks giving people a chance to socialize and network. Tickets are $39 each. Proceeds will benefit The Jazz Gallery. For directions, go here: Google Map
The Jazz Gallery is a nonprofit cultural center located in lower Manhattan. The Gallery concentrates primarily on emerging artists and has become known as "The most imaginatively booked jazz club in New York." (NY Times), "New York's #1 Jazz venue" (Daily News), and "The best place to hear live music in New York" (Time Out New York).
Adam Rogers is a prolific American guitarist specializing in post bop, contemporary jazz, and classical music. Rogers has an extensive session recording schedule. He is currently a member of the Chris Potter Underground and the John Patitucci Trio, in addition to leading his own groups. He formerly was a member of the Michael Brecker Group, the Mingus Orchestra, and Lost Tribe. He is a highly versatile player covering many areas of music but is best known for his work in the modern jazz idiom.
September 22, 2009
Our inaugural event was a huge success and completely sold out! Over 175 people attended and we want to thank everyone who made this evening a night to remember. Elisha Abas played a truly spectacular show and Yoed Nir was a terrific opener. Chopin Vodka provided amazing cocktails to all the guests. We look forward to seeing everyone at future events.
View pictures in our Gallery section.