Tuesday, November 21 2017

The Remarkable Evan Shinners

Tuesday, November 21
Evan Shinners holds a nonpareil place in the wold of music, in playing at a high level and with complete freedom the music of Bach and his proper electronic and acoustic music all around the world. ​ “Music is music”. This is what Alban Berg responded to George Gershwin in Paris during the spring of 1928, as to why there was no distinction between what we consider “educated” music and “popular” music. Evan Shinners has endorsed this quote with brio and passion since the beginning of his career. ​ American musician Evan Shinners travels the world performing Bach and his proper music from pool halls to Carnegie Hall. He has delighted audiences with his stories, songs, and unique renditions of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. A 2010 Juilliard School graduate, Mr. Shinners was recently featured on NBC TV and National Public Radio performing an all-electric Bach Show at Webster Hall. In December he was invited to the White House, playing Bach in front of 19,000 people including the First Family for the national Christmas tree lighting. ​ His first recording (‘@bach’) caught the ears of many: “I know this is a lot of weight to put on a young man’s shoulders, but Evan reminds me of a young Glenn Gould” (Bill McGlaughlin). “It’s tremendously sloppy, it’s excitingly insane! But by god there is nothing quite like it” (David Dubal). “A bona fide Bach-star” (Time Out). ​ His second album, (“evan plays seven”), is also a full length youtube film, and won the grand prize at Bachtoberfest 2012, earning him the title: Mr. Bachtober. A poet and a tummler, Mr. Shinners publishes his own writings annually and hosts an eclectic party of New York based musicians every month in Spanish Harlem. ​ In September 2016, he create the character of WTF BACH, and release under this name two electronic album : Shining Charles (Huge Vibe), an electro pop album and Jello Sweet an experimental project on th bach's suites

Blue After Dark Tonight with Kassa Overall Band & Casey Benjamin aka DJ Stutzmcgee

Tuesday, November 21
Sets at 10pm & Midnight (Dj jazz sets at 11pm & 1am)
Blue After Dark (formally The Evolution Jam Session) will feature low key jazz DJ sets with a live set/jam session performance. So block out your Tuesday evenings and join us as we re-introduce a NYC classic.
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