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THE STOOP CONCERT SERIES CELEBRATES ITS 7TH SEASON WITH JESSY TOMSKO, ASHLEY DANEMAN, & COURTNEY WONG SEPTEMBER 20TH NYC indie bands showcased at Hell’s Kitchen landmark Church For All Nations. NEW YORK, New York – August 4, 2014 – The Stoop, a distinctive music venue in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen, is thrilled to present the Kick-Off of its 7th Season featuring bands fronted by Jessy Tomsko, Ashley Daneman, and Courtney Wong on Saturday, September 20th. Jessy Tomsko has a love for music that transcends the simple pop tunes that plague much of today’s music scene. With her inspired lyrics and catchy melodies, Jessy celebrates life and love in her acoustic renditions brought to life on the many stages of New York City. She’s also had the honor of sharing the stage with artists such as David Berkeley, James Maddock, John Francis, Amber Rubarth, and Ari Hest among many others. In 2011, she teamed up with Concerthouse Music Management and Blue Pie Records. Her music has been called, "heartfelt and poignant. Her...style will win you over." – Women of Substance Radio Ashley Daneman creates expressive audio landscapes at the intersection of jazz and modern folk music described as “…an uncompromising concoction of subtle and intimate jazz with a touch of hipster singer-songwriter,” (West Michigan Jazz Society). USA Today calls Ashley “a fine young jazz vocalist,” who honed her chops in Washington, D.C. and New York City. “Ashley owns a decidedly individualistic style and a willingness to take interpretive risks,” says All About Jazz. Courtney Wong is not only a talented singer-songwriter but is also a New York City Urban Project Artist working to bring awareness to and combat the issues of urban poverty and suffering through her music. She recently celebrated the release of her newest album, “Release. Revive. Right on Time.” live at The Stoop. In 2012, she released her first official music video for “Taking a Stand” and won the 2012 Campus MovieFest Elfenworks Social Justice Award. For her work, Courtney has been featured by World Vision and MTV. The event will be emceed by Chris MacIntosh (aka “Grandfather Rock”) of WCWP Radio’s “Rock N Soul Gospel”. Doors open at 7:30 pm., and showtime is at 8pm. Arrive prior to the show for a personalized hand-drawn sketched portrait by artist Ellen Stedfeld, who will also be live sketching the event (EllesaurArts.com). While the concert is free/pay-what-you-wish, The Stoop will be accepting suggested donations of $12. Patrons will receive a free gift with the full suggested cover. All drinks and concessions including beer and wine are inexpensively priced under $5. The Stoop Concert Series and venue are presented by Music Forum of Church For All Nations, Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. Church for All Nations is sponsoring the series in providing the landmark venue as a contribution to the cultural and spiritual life of Hell's Kitchen. Who: Jessy Tomsko, Ashley Daneman, & Courtney Wong Genre: Indie, Pop, Alternative Folk, Indie Jazz What: The Stoop Concert Series’ Season 7 Kick-Off Where: The Stoop; 417 West 57th Street b/w 9th & 10th Avenues (Venue Provided by Church For All Nations) Subway: 1 A B C D to 59th Street/Columbus Circle When: Saturday, September 20h. Doors open at 7:30pm; Showtime at 8pm. Admission: Pay-What-You-Wish/$12 Suggested Donation supporting The Stoop. Free tote bag with suggested cover. Telephone: (212) 333-5583 Websites: TheStoopNY.com Facebook.com/TheStoopNY CFAN.net Facebook.com/ChurchForAllNations Sponsors: Church For All Nations, Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (CFAN.net) The Atlantic District – Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (AD-LCMS.org) Flat World Productions (FlatWorldPro.com) WCWP 88.1 FM (MyWCWP.com) For more info or to schedule an interview, please contact Jennifer Rosa at (212) 333-5583 or at Church@cfan.net. ####
NEWS RELEASE - For Immediate Release Contact: Jennifer Rosa Founder/Producer, Music Forum & The Stoop Church For All Nations Tel.: (212) 333-5583 Church@cfan.net TheStoopNY.com INDIE BANDS PLAY THE STOOP CONCERT SERIES IN LANDMARK HELL’S KITCHEN CHURCH The Welcome Wagon, Courtney Wong, & Melanie Penn bring their unique Indie blend to The Stoop, a distinctive Hell’s Kitchen Music Venue. NEW YORK, New York – June 5, 2012 – The Stoop, a distinctive music venue in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen is gearing up for a night of NYC’s Indie favorites, The Welcome Wagon, Courtney Wong, and Melanie Penn. The Welcome Wagon is a married couple, the Reverend Thomas Vito Aiuto and his wife Monique, who execute a genre of gospel music that is refreshingly plain. Their hymns are modest and melodic takes on a vast history of sacred song traditions, delivered with the simple desire to know their Maker—and to know each other—more intimately. Enjoy music from their newest album Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices, a gathering of friends making music together - an alt-folk gem that sounds very much like it comes out of the Asthmatic Kitty label (co-owned by Sufjan Stevens). The Welcome Wagon’s music is a, “…genuine, beautiful and positively joyous celebration of music, faith and, …Jesus.” – Karolina Rous, SoundProof Magazine Courtney Wong is not only a talented singer-songwriter but is also a New York City Urban Project Artist working to bring awareness to and combat the issues of urban poverty and suffering through her music. She will be celebrating the release of her newest album live at The Stoop on July 21st. Melanie Penn’s latest album Wake Up Love, “…lands with grace and beauty. This is a stellar debut.” – Christianity Today “Melanie's airy, pure and beautiful voice shines.” – Mike Cosper, Soujourn Music The event will be emceed by Chris MacIntosh (aka “Grandfather Rock”) of WCWP Radio. Doors open at 7:30pm, and showtime is at 8pm. While the concert is pay-what-you-wish, The Stoop will be accepting suggested donations of $12. Receive a free gift with the full suggested cover. All drinks and concessions including beer and wine are inexpensively priced under $4. The Stoop venue and concert series is presented by Music Forum of Church For All Nations, Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. Church for All Nations is sponsoring the series in providing the landmark venue as a contribution to the cultural and spiritual life of Hell's Kitchen. Who: The Welcome Wagon 10pm, Courtney Wong 9pm, & Melanie Penn 8pm Genre: Indie, Folk, Americana What: The Stoop Concert Series Where: The Stoop; 417 West 57th Street bet. 9th & 10th Avenues (Venue Provided by Church For All Nations) Subway: 1 A B C D to 59th Street/Columbus Circle When: Saturday, July 21st. Doors open at 7:30pm; Showtime at 8pm. Admission: Free; Suggested Donation $12. Receive a free tote bag with full suggested cover. Telephone: (212) 333-5583 Websites: TheStoopNY.com Facebook.com/TheStoopNY CFAN.net Facebook.com/ChurchForAllNations MySpace.com/ChurchForAllNationsNYC Sponsors: The Atlantic District – Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (AD-LCMS.org) Flat World Productions (FlatWorldPro.com) WCWP 88.1 FM (WCWP.org) For more info or to schedule an interview, please contact Jennifer Rosa at (212) 333-5583 or at Church@cfan.net. ####
Join us December 3rd for an evening of music, as we celebrate Christmas and raise funds for New York City food pantries - Bowery Mission | Father's Heart | Love Kitchen.
Prayer is not a one way conversation where we leave voicemails for the man upstairs. But instead it can be a powerful experience where we interact with the One who spoke the world into being. Through speaking or silent, alone or in a group, standing up or kneeling, we can call on God. On November 18 we will follow the framework set forth by Jesus in Matthew 6 and ask Him to teach us how to pray! This will be a wonderful time of praise, worship and learning together as we intercede for each other and the city. A curriculum will be distributed for leaders to reproduce among their own congregations. We look forward to seeing you there! Any questions please email email@example.com *Note, there will be chinese translation. If another language is needed please email immediately. Leaders and Worship Team include: Jonathan Walton He is the New York City Urban Project Director for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship where the vision is the develop students and volunteers with the character and capacity to change the world. A regular contributor to InterVarsity’s Regional Leadership Conferences in prayer and leadership, “Teach Us How To Pray” is a product of God’s leading in these powerful times of worship and prayer. Courtney Wong – Piano Courtney is a New York City Urban Project Artist and has led worship for NYCUP Spring Break and Summer Immersion Programs the last 3 years. Her sensitivity to the Holy Spirit and years of experience leading prayer and worship were key to the development of “Teach Us How to Pray”. Minnow Park – Guitar Minnow is also a NYCUP Artist and former praise leader for Remnant Westside Church. He was also a recording artist with Broken for Good from ’06-’08. His powerful praise and attention to the movement of the spirit among the audience are key to his leadership.
Bio: Courtney Wong is a singer/songwriter/worship leader based in New York City. She began playing piano at the age of five, quit out of childhood rebellion, then picked it up again in high school, along with flute and guitar. Courtney spent summers studying music at the Manhattan Arts Institute and M...See Full Bio
“What You want is devotion, so I'll put it in motion, mirroring this faithful love You've shown all this time" sings devout Christian gospel worship leader, Courtney Wong on her 2nd song, 'Promise Devotion' - and she has shown just that - promising devotion to God's will and callings. Courtney Wong continues her ascension into a faithful Christian songwriter/singer by reminding us with this song what it means to worship God. Based on 2 Chronicles 7:14, Courtney realizing a world in need; filled with broken homes, broken hearts and lives - she put forth a song building on what it means to devote, and serve and to seek the Lord so that He will forgive and heal those that are in need. Filled with wonderful tones and motivational lyrics, this song certainly shares Courtney's dedication to God which in turn motivates me to do the same. Definitely listen to this song!”