The 2017 Line-Up at Green Oasis, both Saturday and Sunday, 368 E.8th St between Aves C & D
Saturday September 23
5-5:45 pm mbiraNYC
mbiraNYC is a musical group which presents the uplifting and magical music of the mbira (thumb piano) of the Shona people of Zimbabwe. mbiraNYC’s performances are engaging and participatory, with audiences encouraged to clap, sing and dance.
6-6:45pm Deanna Kirk
Deanna Kirk’s voice has been compared to a lark and her rendeition of jazz classic like Fever would make Peggy Lee shudder.Deanna has recorded and co-produced 5 CDs as a signed recording artist with Atlantic and Electra Records.She hosts a regular Wednesday night evening of musical at Nomad, in the East Village. She won the Bistro Award in 2013 (outstanding achievement, jazz vocal).She is also the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts award for vocal excellence.
7-7:45 pm Tony Williams Band
Tony Williams Band will get you humming, tapping and up on your feet with his classic funk and soul beats. His drumming style makes him a go to for many popular bands.
Sunday September 24
5- 5:45pm The Green Machine*
Sax virtuoso Arthur Green, brings his signature sounds of funky soul with his Green Machine, mixing a blend foot tapping rhythms and get up and dance beats moves you into action.
*Presented by the Jazz Foundation of America’s Gig Fund program, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts & the New York State Council on the Arts.
6 -6:45pm Keisha St Joan*
A seasoned jazz vocalist and a fixture on the New York City scene for decades, she is, at first glance, a garrulous, warm, expansive presence with an easy laugh and an eye, and an ear
her soulfulness on the bandstand, and in her unyielding commitment to her craft. Keisha’s ability to disarm her audiences with charm, wit, and vocal intensity, tends to obscure her more complex qualities.
* Presented by the Jazz Foundation of America’s Gig Fund program, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts.
7- 7:45pm Faith
What can be said about this amazing singer/songwriter, Felice captures you with her soulful ballads, with rock/soul and reggae flair, with the raspiness of Nina Simone. Felice Rosser “Sings in a voice both plangent and wailing” (New York Times). HERES a Taste of “Faith”