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Nora-McCarthy-Nu-Jazz-Projects

Rank #205 US Brooklyn, NY Jazz

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Bio: Nora McCarthy has been a steady fixture on the New York music scene since 1996 when she recorded her first CD red&blue with pianist John diMartino, bass-Essiet Okon Essiet, drums-Alvester Garnett, t-sax-Mike Lee and percussionist, Sato Takeishi. She and her various groups have appeared in the to... See Full Bio

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Twitter_icon_for_status: Upcoming - The Nora McCarthy Trio - 9-15-14 #constantcontact http://t.co/3nMJhal27C

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    Spirit Driven Released on May 1, 2013
  • 2d6308b2abf216c22d332e83b8b63b0f6c02d5ee
    In The language of Dreams Released on Apr 1, 2013
  • Toward_the_hill_of_joy_001
    Toward The Hill of Joy Released on May 1, 2011
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    Circle Completing Released on Dec 1, 2009
  • Red_blue2003
    red&blue Released on Aug 1, 1998

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  • 2013

    Oct 28


    New York, NY, US | 8:30pm
    Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:30pm

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    The Heart Strings Project Jazz, Original Music, Contemporary, Post Bop and Blues Voice, Guitar, Electric Bass, Drums

  • 2013

    Oct 26


    New York, NY, US | 6:00pm

    New York, NY, US
    Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:00pm

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    A Small Dream In Red ~~Voice and Saxophone Duo Nora McCarthy – Voice & Jorge Sylvester – Saxophone - “Nora McCarthy and Jorge Sylvester achieve the unique immediacy of music in abstract visual form in their duo performances, an innovative form of musical expression wherein each work reveals a self-contained world of content, form, improvisation, and - above all - balance.” …Ramsey Ameen

  • 2013

    Jul 7


    New York, NY, US | 8:00pm

    New York, NY, US
    Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:00pm

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    A Small Dream In Red ~~Voice and Saxophone Duo Nora McCarthy – Voice & Jorge Sylvester – Saxophone - “Nora McCarthy and Jorge Sylvester achieve the unique immediacy of music in abstract visual form in their duo performances, an innovative form of musical expression wherein each work reveals a self-contained world of content, form, improvisation, and - above all - balance.” …Ramsey Ameen

  • 2013

    Apr 26


    New York, NY, US | 5:00pm
    Miid-Manhattan Libray
    New York, NY, US
    Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:00pm

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    Mid-Manhattan Library presents a performance by Nora McCarthy and Jorge Sylvester (A Small Dream in Red) in the first floor corner room on Friday, April 26 at 6 p.m. Singer Nora McCarthy and saxophonist Jorge Sylvester constitute one of the most creative duos in today's jazz scene. Their group, A Small Dream in Red (named after painter Vassily Kandinsky's1925 masterpiece) made a deep impression with its eponymous 2005 Sundown Jazz debut. Both McCarthy and Sylvester are remarkably talented musicians with backgrounds in traditional and avant-garde jazz and they use both structured sound and joyful noises in a seamless harmonization of composition and improvisation.

  • 2013

    Mar 31


    New York, NY, US | 7:00pm

    New York, NY, US
    Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:00pm

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    foUR Records presents Jorge Sylvester ACE Collective in concert on Sunday, March 31 at Arlene’s Grocery, 95 Stanton Street on the L.E.S, NYC 10002 // 212-358-1633 // www.arlenesgrocery.net as part of the FirstLive & Beyerdynamic Microphones Session #9 The ACE Collective performs one show, at 7:00 – 8:00p.m. The evening features two other groups that follow. Tickets are $10.00 at door. The Jorge Sylvester ACE Collective is “an all-star jazz band that knows how to swing, to improvise with spontaneity and poise, and to respond to one another with telepathic immediacy and profound respect. Their new double CD release Spirit Driven, on foUR Records ™, is the result of a lifetime of spirit driven preparation by each musician – Jorge Sylvester: brilliant composer and arranger, virtuoso alto saxophonist; Nora McCarthy: daringly original, versatile, and fearlessly honest singer, composer, and poet. Waldron Mahdi Ricks: impeccably artful trumpet player, a jazz master in his own right; Pablo Vergara: astoundingly imaginative pianist, musically fluent on an encyclopedic, global scale; Donald Nicks: journeyman artisan of the bass, unfailingly, and always tastefully, providing the musical foundation; Kenny Grohowski: uncannily precise and inventive drummer and percussionist.” Spirit Driven, the group’s first recording, is a highly rhythmic and spiritually motivated compositional journey through the various cultures that make up the Caribbean Islands encompassing their significance and contribution to the present day advanced musical concepts in jazz and avant-garde/free music. It uses the “word” in the form of poetry and lyrics to convey each song’s spiritual and historical message. “The music continuously flows and develops with a lithe bodily grace and expressive range, transfiguring its structural complexity and technical virtuosity into an intimate and honest gesture of oneness with each listener, only possible by virtue of consummate musicianship.”

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  • Sina Lloyd & Buddy Greenfield (Artist) Sina Lloyd & Buddy G...
    Very smooth and sophisticated work – It’s wonderful. (Especially connected with "Billie")
  • YorMajesty (Artist) YorMajesty
    Awesome Work, Beautiful Voice, Diggin The Vibe, The Texture Of The Sound, Timeless Musical Pieces That Will Always Be Around.
  • Xenophanes Productions (Artist) Xenophanes Productions
    Love your Blue Note approach. Excellent time and meter.
  • Bonnie McGill (Artist) Bonnie McGill
    Hi Nora,,Your music is what I'm enjoying on this peaceful Sunday night,, Blessings to you,,, BFF,,, Bonnie
  • Eddie Ray Franks Jr (Artist) Eddie Ray Franks Jr
    Dropping by to show support and wish you much success with your musical journey. Have a great night and week. Eddie Ray
  • Hammond/Birl (Artist) Hammond/Birl
    Enjoyed the music.
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