2/19/19 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK: Art, Dance, Film, Music, Theatre… And More

It’s school winter break and the kids are home! Don’t worry! There are things for everyone. We have dance from Lincoln Center to Chinatown. Art on Museum Mile; and music from Harlem to Brooklyn. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed to keep you Out and About. Continue reading

2/14/18 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY- VALENTINE’S DAY ENCORE PERFORMANCE: My Funny Valentine – Dee Dee Bridgewater & The Italian Big Band

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My Funny Valentine performed by Dee Dee Bridgewater & The Italian Big Band brings a jazz favor to the day that honors romance.  Continue reading

2/3/19 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Four Women: Lisa Simone, Dianne Reeves, Lizz Wright, Angélique Kidjo

Lisa Simone, Dianne Reeves, Lizz Wright and Angélique Kidjo perform Nina Simone’s classic Four Women. Continue reading

1/12/19 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Sarah Vaughn – Misty (Live from Sweden) Mercury Records 1964

Misty is a jazz standard written in 1954 by the pianist Erroll Garner. Originally composed as an instrumental following the traditional 32-bar format, the tune later had lyrics by Johnny Burke and became the signature song of Johnny Mathis. Continue reading

1/6/19 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: John Coltrane Quartet – My Favorite Things

John Coltrane Quartet performs My Favorite Things during the 1965 Comblain-la-Tour, Belgium. John Coltrane (1926-1967 saxophone); McCoy Tyner (piano); Jimmy Garrison (1934-1976 bass); and Elvin Jones (1927-2004 drums). Song written by ‎Richard Rodgers and ‎Oscar Hammerstein II. Continue reading

12/30/18 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Birdland Jazz Club New Year’s Eve 2013

Birdland Jazz Club Celebrates New Year’s Eve 2013 with the Birdland Big Band directed by Tommy Igoe. Located in the Times Square area, Birdland is the Jazz Heart of Manhattan.  Continue reading

12/16/18 O&A NYC SUNDAY AFTERNOON JAZZ CONCERT: Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite- Quantum of the Seas Orchestra (Christmas Eve 2015)

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On Christmas Eve, 2015, the Quantum of the Seas Orchestra performed the entire Duke Ellington version of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite.
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12/14/18 O&A NYC MILESTONE: Nancy Wilson legendary Song Stylist Dies at 81

Nancy Wilson, song stylist and three-time Grammy-winning artist has died. Wilson passed away peacefully Thursday at her home after a long illness. She was 81.  Continue reading

10/25/18 O&A NYC WHAT’S HAPPENING- WEEKEND PICKS: OCTOBER 25 THROUGH OCTOBER 28, 2018

It’s beginning to feel a lot like fall in New York City. The chill in the air reminds us that culture and fall go together like NYC bagels and lox. This week there is art by older artists at MoMA, Jazz heating up the Village, scary movies for those pre-Halloween gitters, and dance all over NYC. Here are a few of the many events happening in the city that never sleeps, guaranteed to keep you Out and About.

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