Jam Latina
Oct
23
9:00 PM21:00

Jam Latina

Donation appreciated

Come sing, play and listen to Latin American music at El Taller!

A jam session of Latin American music by the lead band of El Taller will open the event and subsequently anyone who wants to play or sing is encouraged to join. Sign up to play when you arrive! Anyone is welcome to come and listen to the music, participating in the jam session is not required.

Join us for this noche Latina especial!

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ConceptualMotion ORCHESTRA  Session 5  "Dizzy Bird"
Oct
30
8:00 PM20:00

ConceptualMotion ORCHESTRA Session 5 "Dizzy Bird"

Session 5 "Dizzy Bird"

Composition By: Jorge Sylvester dedicated to Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie

Poem By: Nora McCarthy dedicated to Jorge Sylvester, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie


Jorge Sylvester - Alto Saxophone, Band Leader,

Compositions, Arrangements and Orchestrations

Nora McCarthy - Voice, Poetry, Compositions

Nick Brust - Alto Saxophone

Tim Armacost - Tenor Saxophone

Tomoaki Baba - Tenor Saxophone

Don Slatoff - Baritone Saxophone


Mac Gollehon -Trumpet

Waldron Mahadi Ricks - Trumpet

Josh Levinson - Trumpet

Gregory Hammontree: Trumpet


Amie Amis - French Horn

Shanyse Strickland - French Horn

Pat Hall - Trombone

Art Baron - Trombone


Billy Newman - Electric Guitar

Kuba Cichocki - Piano

Gene Torres - Electric Bass

Ethan Kogan - Drums

Special Guest:

Ricardo Torres on Congas

Suggested admission: $15

Students: $10

Alto Saxophone, Bandleader, Composer, Arranger, Teacher
http://www.jorgesylvesteracemusic.com/

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Capella Sur in Concert
Nov
3
5:30 PM17:30

Capella Sur in Concert

El Taller Latino Americano, on its 40th anniversary welcomes Cappella Sur as a valuable part of our organization And will give The Chaski Award to its conductor, Guillermo Vaisman, to honor his numerous collaborations with and generous contributions to  El Taller .

We invite you to enjoy this concert of traditional South American music, as we continue to celebrate our four decade long legacy.

Suggested Donation: $15

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Raza y Resistencia
Oct
13
4:00 PM16:00

Raza y Resistencia

Arts for Art partners in collaboration with El Taller Latino Americano will present a program of creative music in East Harlem for the 4th consecutive year. The programming emphasizes African-American and Latinx artists working within the free tradition of improvised music and seeks to bridge the communities of East Harlem and the Lower East Side.

Friday Oct 11th

7:00 Joe McPhee (saxophone) & Jay Rosen (drums)

8:00 Angelica Sanchez Trio        

Angelica Sanchez(piano), William Parker(bass),Randy Peterson(drums)

9:00 Melanie Dyer Trio         

 Melanie Dyer (viola), Kali Z. Fasteau (piano, drums) Shayna Dulberger (bass)

Saturday Oct 12th

7:00 Brandon Lopez (bass), Ingrid Laubrock(tenor, soprano sax)   Brandon Seabrook (guitar), Tom Rainey (drums)

8:00 Tony Malaby Quartet        

Tony Malaby (tenor sax), Leo Genovese (piano), William Parker (bass),Billy Mintz (drums)

9:00 James Brandon Lewis Trio         

 James Brandon Lewis (tenor sax), Luke Stewart (bass),Warren Trae Crudup (drums)

Sunday Oct 13th

4:00 Papoleto Melendez(poetry)

5:00 TBA

6:00 Ingrid Laubrock (tenor, soprano sax) Nick Dunston, (bass) Francisco Mela (drums)

General Admission $20 Students, Seniors and El Taller members $15

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Raza y Resistencia
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Raza y Resistencia

Arts for Art partners in collaboration with El Taller Latino Americano will present a program of creative music in East Harlem for the 4th consecutive year. The programming emphasizes African-American and Latinx artists working within the free tradition of improvised music and seeks to bridge the communities of East Harlem and the Lower East Side.

Friday Oct 11th

7:00 Joe McPhee (saxophone) & Jay Rosen (drums)

8:00 Angelica Sanchez Trio        

Angelica Sanchez(piano), William Parker(bass),Randy Peterson(drums)

9:00 Melanie Dyer Trio         

 Melanie Dyer (viola), Kali Z. Fasteau (piano, drums) Shayna Dulberger (bass)

Saturday Oct 12th

7:00 Brandon Lopez (bass), Ingrid Laubrock(tenor, soprano sax)   Brandon Seabrook (guitar), Tom Rainey (drums)

8:00 Tony Malaby Quartet        

Tony Malaby (tenor sax), Leo Genovese (piano), William Parker (bass),Billy Mintz (drums)

9:00 James Brandon Lewis Trio         

 James Brandon Lewis (tenor sax), Luke Stewart (bass),Warren Trae Crudup (drums)

Sunday Oct 13th

4:00 Papoleto Melendez(poetry)

5:00 TBA

6:00 Ingrid Laubrock (tenor, soprano sax) Nick Dunston, (bass) Francisco Mela (drums)

General Admission $20 Students, Seniors and El Taller members $15

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Raza y Resistencia
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Raza y Resistencia

Arts for Art partners in collaboration with El Taller Latino Americano will present a program of creative music in East Harlem for the 4th consecutive year. The programming emphasizes African-American and Latinx artists working within the free tradition of improvised music and seeks to bridge the communities of East Harlem and the Lower East Side.

Friday Oct 11th

7:00 Joe McPhee (saxophone) & Jay Rosen (drums)

8:00 Angelica Sanchez Trio        

Angelica Sanchez(piano), William Parker(bass),Randy Peterson(drums)

9:00 Melanie Dyer Trio         

 Melanie Dyer (viola), Kali Z. Fasteau (piano, drums) Shayna Dulberger (bass)

Saturday Oct 12th

7:00 Brandon Lopez (bass), Ingrid Laubrock(tenor, soprano sax)   Brandon Seabrook (guitar), Tom Rainey (drums)

8:00 Tony Malaby Quartet        

Tony Malaby (tenor sax), Leo Genovese (piano), William Parker (bass),Billy Mintz (drums)

9:00 James Brandon Lewis Trio         

 James Brandon Lewis (tenor sax), Luke Stewart (bass),Warren Trae Crudup (drums)

Sunday Oct 13th

4:00 Papoleto Melendez(poetry)

5:00 TBA

6:00 Ingrid Laubrock (tenor, soprano sax) Nick Dunston, (bass) Francisco Mela (drums)

General Admission $20 Students, Seniors and El Taller members $15

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HOMENAJE A CASCO VIEJO. PRESENTANDO SU ARTE LITERARIO: "LAS CASAS DE CARTÓN"
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

HOMENAJE A CASCO VIEJO. PRESENTANDO SU ARTE LITERARIO: "LAS CASAS DE CARTÓN"

El Taller Latino Americano presentará el sábado 5 de octubre a las 7 pm el evento Homenaje a Casco Viejo y su arte literario “Las casas de cartón”. El evento se llevará a cabo en las instalaciones de El Taller en la 215 E de la calle 99 en El Barrio. El propósito del evento es ofrecer a este poeta desamparado un espacio para ser escuchado.

 William Arrollo conocido en el mundo artístico como “Casco Viejo” es un particular escritor puertorriqueño de la ciudad de Nueva York. Para él no es limitación estar desamparado. Casco deja volar su ingenio, aunque le falta el pan, le sobra el talento. Su arte es la línea delgada y a ello se ha dedicado los últimos años de vida, recopilando más de un centenar de obras inéditas.

 Casco Viejo es un personaje carismático y sin igual. Para él, los años no han pasado en vano, se autodefine como “la voz de la experiencia”. Este hombre ha tenido que enfrentar dos condenas de cárcel, la última de 19 años. Por ello, sabe más que nadie, el valor de la vida y la libertad. Casco hoy en día es un hombre sabio y maduro, sus experiencias lo han llevado a vivir situaciones extremas, que actualmente son su fuente de inspiración. Casco es un hombre que dejó de destruir para aprender a construir.

Actualmente, Casco en su condición de desamparado, se asila en un refugio subterráneo debajo de una tienda de abastos en Brooklyn. En este lugar fue descubierto por el documentalista, Carlos Freire, autor de “Outsiders”, una película que trata el tema de la mendicidad en la ciudad de Nueva York del cual Casco forma parte.

 El evento estará abierto al público en general y tendrá una donación sugerida de $10.  


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"IMPROMPTU"
Sep
18
8:00 PM20:00

"IMPROMPTU"

SESSION NUMBER 4

FEATURING:

Jorge Sylvester - Alto Saxophone, Band Leader,

Compositions, Arrangements and Orchestrations

Nora McCarthy - Voice, Poetry, Compositions

Nick Brust - Alto Saxophone

Tim Armacost - Tenor Saxophone

James Stewart - Tenor Saxophone

Don Slatoff - Baritone Saxophone

Mac Gollehon -Trumpet

Waldron Mahadi Ricks - Trumpet

Josh Levinson - Trumpet

Amie Amis - French Horn

Pat Hall - Trombone

Rick Parker - Trombone

Alfred Patterson - Trombone

Billy Newman - Electric Guitar

Kuba Cichocki - Piano

Will Woodard - Double Bass

Kenny Grohowski - Drums

Admission $15, $10 for Students

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Rachel Bassini & Pedro Reñé at El Taller
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

Rachel Bassini & Pedro Reñé at El Taller

Pedro Reñé visits New York on his annual tour from his home town of Rosario, Argentina. As a "cantautor", he turns his stories, observations, & philosophies into a unique style of music in his native Spanish.

Rachel Bassini, after living in Argentina and picking up its musical influence, first performed with Pedro in 2007 at the beloved El Taller Latino Americano, where they met. 12 years of collaboration later, performing together across the US, Argentina, Germany and Spain, Pedro and Rachel reunite in New York for a series of shows featuring both of their original folk/soul songs on guitar and voice, Spanish and English, from their respective new albums.

Jam session and wine to follow the show!

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CONCEPTUALMOTION ORCHESTRA. PAULINA'S PRAYER
Aug
28
8:00 PM20:00

CONCEPTUALMOTION ORCHESTRA. PAULINA'S PRAYER

A celebration of the life of Muriel Miller Sylvester (10/17/1929-8?13/2016)

Jorge Sylvester - Alto Saxophone, Compositions, Arrangements, Orchestrations, Band Leader

Nora McCarthy - Voice, Poetry, Compositions

Tim Armacost - Tenor Saxophone

Don Slatoff - Baritone Saxophone

Mac Gollehon - Trumpet

Waldron Mahadi Ricks - Trumpet

Gregory Hammontree - Trumpet

Marshall Sealy - French Horn

Pat Hall - Trombone

Rick Parker - Trombone

Alfred Patterson - Trombone

Marvin Sewell - Electric Guitar

Kuba Cichocki - Piano  

Gene Torres - Six String Electric Bass Guitar

Kenny Grohowski - Drums

Admission $ 15, $10 for students



Earlier Event: August 14

Ramiro Barrios. Solo Set.

Later Event: September 7

Ismael Torres. Trova y canción de Argentina.


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Today in America. ConceptualMotion Orchestra.
Jul
31
8:00 PM20:00

Today in America. ConceptualMotion Orchestra.

Jorge Sylvester - Alto Saxophone, Compositions, Arrangements, Orchestrations, Band Leader

Nora McCarthy - Voice, Poetry, Compositions

Julien Hucq -  Alto Saxophone

James Stewart - Tenor Saxophone

Waldron Mahadi Ricks - Trumpet

Peck Almond - Trumpet 

Josh Levinson - Trumpet 

Gregory Hammontree - Trumpet

Amie Amis - French Horn

Pat Hall - Trombone

Rick Parker - Trombone

Alex Clough- Piano

Billy Newman - Electric Guitar

Jaff Carney - Double Bass

Ethan Kogan- Drums

Other Musicians T/B/A

Admission $15

Students $10

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Pirotti Maida Tango
Jul
7
7:00 PM19:00

Pirotti Maida Tango

The origins of tango date approximately from 1860. Declared by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in the early years of the twentieth century, tango conquered Paris and then captivated the rest of the world. The pianist Ariel Pirotti and the tenor Ariel Maida will tell us about their heartbreaking and profound lyrics describe the uneasiness and uncertainty of the human being and the evils that afflict him.

Suggested Admission: $15

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(Can't ) Let It Go
Jun
29
7:30 PM19:30

(Can't ) Let It Go

THE FILM CHRONICLES ONE NEW YORKER'S EXPERIENCE THE DAY AFTER TRUMP IS ELECTED. IN ORDER TO FIND SOLACE FROM THE PREVIOUS NIGHT'S RESULTS, AXEL VOWS TO GO TO YOGA SO HE CAN 'LET IT GO.' ALONG THE WAY AND WITHIN THE ACTUAL CLASS, HE ENCOUNTERS SOME STRESSFUL SITUATIONS THAT LEND HUMOR TO HIS ELECTION DAY HANGOVER.

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ConceptualMotion Orchestra
Jun
5
8:00 PM20:00

ConceptualMotion Orchestra

The ConceptualMotion Orchestra was founded in 2001 in response to the tragedy of 9/11. It debuted at the University of the Streets.

FEATURING: The 2019 installment of Today In America and New Compositions!"

TODAY IN AMERICA" is a living poem, a time capsule of political and social events from a human rights perspective highlighting the contrasting images of the U.S Constitution and the values that America was built on against the distortions of its current reality narrated in a collage format.

ConceptualMotion ORCHESTRA

Jorge Sylvester - Alto Saxophone, Compositions, Arrangements, Orchestrations, Band Leader

Nora McCarthy - Voice, Poetry, Compositions

Julien Hucq -  Alto Saxophone

Jay Rodriguez - Tenor Saxophone 

Karel Ruzicka - Tenor Saxophone 

Ozzy Cardona - Trumpet 

Peck Almond - Trumpet 

Josh Levinson - Trumpet 

Gregory Hammontree - Trumpet

Amie Amis - French Horn

Alfred Patterson - Trombone

Pat Hall - Trombone

Rick Parker - Trombone

Jose Davila - Tuba 

Marvin Sewell - Electric Guitar

Kuba Cichocki - Piano  

Gene Torres - Six String Electric Bass Guitar

Drums- Ethan Kogan

Admission $15

Students $10

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IRALIDAD.ORIGINAL MUSIC FOR BANDONEON SOLO.
May
30
7:00 PM19:00

IRALIDAD.ORIGINAL MUSIC FOR BANDONEON SOLO.

Martin Sued, Argentinian bandoneonist and composer, presents an repertoire of his own compositions for bandoneon solo, where he expresses his free and personal approach onto argentinian music. This music was registered in his very first album "Iralidad", played firstly in Argentina and then in Europe in 2018. On this occasion will participate as guests Vitor Gonçalvez (piano, accordion) and Federico Díaz (Guitar)

$15

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La ruta Nueva York
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

La ruta Nueva York

Doraliz, a multi-genre international singer of Mexican origin, she is coming to New York to present her ranchera genre album "SIN PENA" on this tour called "La ruta Nueva York"

Guest artists:

Mariachi Guerrero, Don Jorge Espinosa, Orquesta de guitarras Sound & Soul "Tierra del Silencio" bajo la Dirección de Daniel Martinez  y Galo Urias.

Admission

$10

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Juan Falu in Concert. Guitarra argentina.
Apr
22
7:00 PM19:00

Juan Falu in Concert. Guitarra argentina.

Composer and guitarist Juan Falú (Tucuman, Argentina) is a reference and cornerstone of contemporary Argentinean music. His compositions are established in the repertoire of numerous international musicians. As an interpreter, Juan employs his vast knowledge of folk rhythms, and displays an innate command of the artistry of improvisation. The accomplished classical guitarist Eduardo Fernandez has called him “ a real time composer.”

Among the numerous awards he received are the National Music Award (2000), the Clarin Prize (2001 and 2008) and the Gardel Prize (2008). For the past 30 years, he has toured the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa, and has offered concerts in prestigious halls in more than thirty countries. His recordings include 24 albums as soloist, and more than 50 as guest of other artists.

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La América toda.
Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

La América toda.

America is not a country, it is a continent, and when that continent was "discovered", everything was already named in Guarani, in Mapuzungun, in Quechua, in Navaho. With this conviction, we have been teaching español de las Américas for 40 years at El Taller. Join us to sing along with our guest artists, our students and community because La America toda is a celebration.

About the artists:

Anahí Rayén Mariluán’s lyrics are characterized by being written mostly in Mapuzungun tongue, the language of Mapuche people. Anahí uses traditional Mapuche music as a source to approach contemporary sounds, while combining Mapuche instruments with atmospheres from different roots. Anahí has also been invited to participate in the Native Cinema Showcase 2019 to be celebrated in the Smithsonian Museum.

Cappella Sur is a chamber vocal group dedicated to promote the music of the Americas. Their members are artists from around the world, musicians, professionals, travelers, dreamers, teachers, dancers. Formed and conducted since 2013 by Maestro Guillermo Vaisman (musician and choral conductor), Cappella Sur invites you to take a musical road trip through Latin America.

Escuela de Mariachi Angeles de NY is a Non-Profit Organization with the purpose to help Children from every nationality learn the beautiful Music of Mariachi.

"Donation Based"

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Alejandro Vivar Luthier
Dec
15
2:00 PM14:00

Alejandro Vivar Luthier

El Taller Latino Americano en conjunto con Alejandro Vivar, luthier español, realizarán una exposición y charla sobre su trabajo. Vivar, aprendió el oficio desde muy temprana edad y de la mano de los mejores guitarreros españoles como Don Arturo Sanzano, quien fue jefe de taller durante treinta años en Casa Ramírez. 
Los visitantes también disfrutarán de una exposición de sus instrumentos en la que además se impartirá una pequeña charla sobre el fascinante mundo de la construcción de instrumentos. A través de esta actividad se transmitirá la pasión por este arte a las futuras generaciones.

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Sierpe and Other Stories, by Elisa Corona Aguilar
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Sierpe and Other Stories, by Elisa Corona Aguilar

Sierpe is a series of compositions with electric guitar, loop, iphone, fragments of poetry and spoken word in different languages. It is a reflection on cities and technology connecting them and limiting them; it is also a conversation with visual artists, musicians and writers such as Saul Steinberg, O. Henry, and others who have explored these subjects. It is particularly a dialogue with Poet in New York, by Federico García Lorca, an enigmatic work on the residence of the writer in this city, when he was searching for a way to break with the literary tradition he came from, and he was portraying the urban space from the experience of the foreigner, the migrant, the bilingual, the stranger lost in the crowd.

https://vimeo.com/288028880

Admission $15

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"MOBILES" STRINGS IN MOTION
Nov
8
7:30 PM19:30

"MOBILES" STRINGS IN MOTION

“Mobiles” is an intimate concert with an introspective view from the new compositions by Aquiles Baez. It is a concert where you will appreciate the new  music of Aquiles, who is an icon of the new Venezuelan music, an specialist of the mestizo genres of Latin American music, but above all a creator from that wonderful space of the rhythms and poetry of the landscape transformed into sounds.

Considered a master of Latin American strings, Aquiles  has cultivated a prestigious career as a composer, arranger, producer, cultural manager and performer of the guitar. Aquiles  has 17 albums of his own; 

The maestro has gained international recognition by presenting popular music and classical music concerts, alone or accompanied, in different stages of Europe, Asia, America and Oceania. In addition In addition there Aquiles will have as special guests, wonderful Latin musicians who are present in the New York scene like special guests Ana Carmela Ramirez and Sofia Tossello in the Voices, also Yury Juarez and Juancho Herrera  in the guitar. 


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