City Stomp: Neighborhood Beat Park Slope

When superstorm Sandy hit, it took us all by surprise, especially many of us living and working along the waterways of Brooklyn. Brooklynites are still putting their lives back together, and some of the hardest hit are the youngest among us. Enter City Stomp Music — a music organization that gave back by hosting a benefit concert at Littlefields.
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From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Neighborhood Beat Park Slope Ep. 49 Original airdate:3/7/13

Shane Shanahan: Caught In The Act

Shane Shanahan marches to the beat of all sorts of different drummers—blending rock and jazz with traditional styles from Africa and Asia. When he’s not traveling the world as part of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, Shanahan’s mixing percussion with throat singing to create a sound that’s all his own. For more information about Shane Shanahan visit:

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Caught in the Act: Art in Brooklyn, episode 57. Original air date: 2/27/2013.

Kim Hill: Neighborhood Beat Bed-Stuy

Kim Hill is a multi-faceted and creative Individual. Although she?s originally from Syracuse, this L.A transplant has recently migrated back to her East coast roots. Bed-Stuy is now home and it serves as the backdrop to her life soundtrack as she navigates a balanced world of artiste, foodie and motherhood. For more information on Kim Hill contact:

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Neighborhood Beat: Bed-Stuy, episode 60. Original air date: 1/24/2013.

Slow Fade To Black: Caught In The Act

Behind the scenes at rehearsal, and then onstage at Celebrate Brooklyn!, as an all-star cast fills the stage with music, tap, and video. It’s a BRIC commissioned piece created by pianist Geri Allen and photographer/video artist Carrie Mae Weems, with help from Esperanza Spalding, Lizz Wright, Maurice Chestnut, Afro Blue and many more.

From Brooklyn Independent Televisionapos;s Caught In The Act, episode 51. Original air date: 8/1/2012.

Zach Brock: Caught In The Act

Zach Brock: Along with his trio, The Magic Number, this composer and violinist shows us why reviewers are saying things like, “Accept no substitutions: Zach Brock is the pre-eminent improvising violinist of his generation.”

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Caught In The Act,episode 51. Original air date: 8/1/2012.

Ivo Perelman: Caught In The Act

This well-known and busy tenor saxophonist, born in Brazil, is now based in Boerum Hill. A number of years ago, he also began painting seriously, and has exhibited in Europe, the Middle East, and China. Here he talks about the connection between his visual art and his improvisational jazz.

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Caught in the Act: Art in Brooklyn, episode 50. Original air date: 7/2/2012.

Daddy Long Legs: Caught In The Act

Unlike the spider, Daddy Long Legs the musician (Brian Hurd: blues harp, steel guitar, kazoo, and vocals), has only two legs, but throw in guitarist Murat Akturk and percussionist Josh Styles, and the band – also called Daddy Long Legs – is back up to six. They say their aim is to destroy rock ‘n roll and rhythm & blues as they stand and rebuild them. You can see if they carry out that threat as they jam in Bushwick and perform at two Brooklyn venues.

From Brooklyn Independent Television’s Caught In The Act, episode 49. Original air date: 5/23/2012.


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