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Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few

February 16, 2024

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7pm doors 8pm music, seating first come first serve

performing live in the back room

Isaiah Collier is a Chicago/Brooklyn based multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, curator and educator. His style draws from master saxophonists such as John Coltrane, Roscoe Mitchell, and Wayne Shorter. Cosmic Transitions – his most recent album with The Chosen Few – received 5 stars from Downbeat magazine. He is a former fellow of the Dave Brubeck Institute, and one of the last musicians to work with the late Rudy Van Gelder.

with special guest

Shara Lunon a transdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She is the product of the evolution of Black American musical traditions. As a poet, vocalist, composer, and improviser, her art finds the ethereal in the chaotic. With voice as the foundation, Shara’s music is an exploration of text and sound that seamlessly weaves through the ongoing relationship of struggle, resilience, and resolution. Her goal is to challenge lassitude and in its place, instill hope.

and all night-selector 

DADA STRAIN

Rhythm Improvisation Community


Heavy Florals VI curated by Shara Lunon

February 11, 2024

heavy florals is a bi-monthly showcase

that creates space for a community

of POC musicians and their allies to exhale

Doors 7:30pm

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performing live in the back room

CLEO REED Website

YVA LAS VEGASS Archive

+ all night selector DARKY RAMONE

$10-20 sliding scale at the door (cash/Venmo/Cash App)



Jon Shillingford Quintet

February 5, 2024

7pm doors, full dinner menu available, seating is first come first-served

Two sets: 8pm & 9:30pm

JONATHAN SHILLINGFORD QUINTET

Jonathan Shillingford is a jazz trumpet player based in New York City. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, he draws inspiration from his hometown’s rich culture, especially from his Caribbean heritage.

‍A current student of the Manhattan School of Music, Shillingford has studied with Stefon Harris, Marc Cary, and Jon Faddis. In 2023 herecieved his masters degree from Berklee Global Jazz Institute on a full scholarship playing and studying alongside Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, Terri Lyne Carrington, Adam Cruz, Ben Street and Joe Lovano

Since arriving in NY, Jon has played on historic stages (such as Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall, Birdland Jazz Club, Smoke Jazz Club, the Jazz Gallery, Dizzy’s Club and Smalls Jazz Club) in service of expanding the boundaries of his musical voice and fully surrender to the creativity of the moment. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music.

Kevin Oliver Jr – alto sax

Mwanzi Harriot – Guitar

Gervis Myles – bass

Gary Jones III – drums

and featuring Mar Vilaseca & Haku Leaf – vocals





Takuya Nakamura

January 23, 2024

Doors 7pm, music 8pm 

Full dinner & cocktail menu available 

performing a set of live electronics & trumpet

TAKUYA NAKAMURA 

Takuya Nakamura is a Tokyo born multi-disciplinary musician. He has a formal musical education from both Japan and the U.S and received his masters degree at the New England Conservatory in Boston. Takuya’s creative spectrum includes piano, trumpet, turntable and keyboard.
​His collaborates are as eclectic as his musical styles and he had worked with John Cage, Sun Ra Arkestra, CocoRosie, Quincy Jones, Laurie Anderson and John Zorn among others. Takuya has performed at the Louvre, Burning Man and everywhere in between. When he is not touring across the globe he can be found DJ’ing and playing piano across New York city, his adopted home.

plus selectors Mr_Lem & Delmar

visuals by Ron Jean-Gilles