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BROOKS WILLIAMS–Bluer Than Blues

March 29 @ 8:00 pm

https://youtu.be/d0GkH-VkMsI If country blues and Americana had a love-child it would be Brooks Williams. A mean finger-picker, a stunning slide guitarist and a singer with a voice, according to AmericanaUK, “that you just melt into.” fRoots says, “he really rocks!” Ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, with twenty-eight albums to his name and a vigorous touring schedule in the US, the UK and Europe, Brooks Williams is one of acoustic roots music’s guiding lights.

AN EVENING WITH THE NIELDS–Modern Folk

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

https://youtu.be/ubWQHdHTLRI Sisters with heartfelt, modern folk music exploring the feminine age through harmonies, "On first listen, some might glibly categorize this acoustic folk trio-turned-modern rock quintet as Alanis fronts the Indigo Girls. But listen to twice and you’ll start to catch the twists in the tales, the quirks and ironies that make every song a short story. And then you’ll be hooked."-SPIN Magazine

DIRK QUINN BAND–Funk / Jazz

April 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

https://www.facebook.com/DirkQuinnBand/videos/10154688192146650/ Dirk Quinn is the guitarist for a high energy funk/jazz band based out of Philadelphia that travels extensively throughout the US and Canada.  Utilizing over a decade of steady performing, Quinn has developed a unique and progressive style - one that appeals to a wide variety of music listeners with fans ranging from the jam band hippies to the jazz snobs. Initially attracted to the guitar as a teenager after being introduced to classic rock giants such as Led…

LORI WILNER: Songs and Stories from a Life on Broadway

April 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OL9CmM-heI&feature=youtu.be Join Broadway actress and chanteuse Lori Wilner for an evening of songs and stories from her rich and successful Broadway career. Backed by a stellar trio of musicians, Lori will bring you on a musical journey, culling from her rich experiences with other Broadway artists, including Harry Connick Jr, Harvey Fierstein, Julie Harris and Richard Dreyfuss. Lori has starred on Broadway in The Diary of Anne Frank, Fiddler on the Roof (the last 2 B’wy revivals), A Catered Affair,…

AN EVENING WITH DAR WILLIAMS

April 12 @ 8:00 pm

IMPORTANT TICKET INFO: • Be sure to print and present your tickets if you purchase tickets online. • We have a limited number of member priced and student priced tickets; first come first serve. • Online ticket sales will end 2 hours before the show. If the show does not sell out, you will be able to purchase tickets at the door the night of the show. ABOUT DAR WILLIAMS: Dar Williams has been called "one of America's very best…

CLASSICAL GUITAR SERIES–Nadav Lev

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

https://youtu.be/bnaqEDMOZZk   http://www.nadavlev.com/

3rd FRIDAYS SWING DANCE (on a Saturday) with Heart Strings Hot Club

April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Because of the holidays of the weekend we decided to host our 3rd Fridays Swing Dance on Saturday the 20th Join us for a night of swing dance lessons led by Emily Vanston & a swing dance party with live music by Heart Strings Hot Club. Intermediate/Advanced swing lessons from 6:30PM – 7:30PM (Fee $10) *Must be comfortable with the 8-count swing out Free Intro/beginner lesson for new dancers from 7:30PM – 8PM Swing Dance Party 8PM-10PM $15 Non-Member $12…

BLOOM & THE B2’S–Women’s Voice Ensembles

April 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_M5B_rk1gA Bloom (34 voices) and The B2’s (10 voices) are Women’s Community Voice Ensembles founded and directed by Musician, Composer and Teaching Artist Debbie Lan. In their 12th year, these two ensembles enjoy singing a large variety of eclectic music. With original arrangements by Debbie, Bloom and the B2’s repertoire include songs by Sweet Honey in the Rock, Matisyahu, Elton John, Sting, The Boswell Sisters, Pat Humphries, Johnny Clegg, Milck and original songs, amongst others. Past performances include The Rosendale…

WILLA & COMPANY–Contemporary Blues Vocalist

April 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A newly minted NY State Blues Hall of Fame inductee (August, 2018), Singer/songwriter Willa Vincitore has been building a fan base across the Hudson Valley for nearly two decades. While her songwriting is an eclectic mix of blues, soul, rock, funk and (occasionally) pop, there’s one thing that ties it all together—that voice. Willa Vincitore and Company will be bringing a quieter set to Unison, with a trio that features New Paltz and Rosedale natives Scott Milici and Roger LaRochelle on…

RAINA SOKOLOV-GONZELEZ: Alternative R&B and Soul

May 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wckdgWyoGM New York-based alternative R&B/Soul maven, Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez returns to Unison! "When you hear someone say “contemporary R&B,” it often brings to mind pulsing electronics and bass-heavy beats by the likes of Mabel or Frank Ocean, but for Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez, contemporary R&B means raw instrumentation, stirring soul vocals and a fresh dose of smooth jazz." – Born Music

AN EVENING WITH SLOAN WAINWRIGHT-Contemporary Folk

May 11 @ 8:00 pm

  Sloan Wainwright is thrilled to be back at Unison Arts! There’s lots to catch up on! Sloan will be joined by Glen Roethel on guitar and Cadence Carroll on percussion. Together, they will take the audience on a journey through Sloan’s original material -  old songs, new songs and works in progress and of course unpack some cover tunes. The evening promises to be joyous and uplifting. Harmonies guaranteed! Defying standard categorization, singer/songwriter Sloan Wainwright, consistently demonstrates her easy…

SPIRIT BROTHERS – Sunday Enchantment

May 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until January 12, 2020

The Spirit Brothers have returned to Unison to share their spirited singing, poetry, and music from many of the world’s sacred traditions … every second Sunday of the month! Please join Joseph Jastrab (guitar), Ned Leavitt (harmonium), Robert Bard (bass), and Ev Mann (percussion) for an uplifting morning of community chanting as they offer devotional grooves that are at times ecstatic, and at times entrancing and meditative. Chants are sourced from many traditions including Hindu Kirtan, Sufi, African, Native American, Hebraic, and…

CLASSICAL GUITAR SERIES: Flamenco Duo–Mario & Reynaldo Rincon

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vhO0rTDAgo https://www.reverbnation.com/mariorincon

3RD FRIDAYS SWING DANCE with Soulia & The Sultans

May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for a night of swing dance lessons led by Emily Vanston & a swing dance party with live music by Soulia & The Sultans. Intermediate/Advanced swing lessons from 6:30PM – 7:30PM (Fee $10) *Must be comfortable with the 8-count swing out Free Intro/beginner lesson for new dancers from 7:30PM – 8PM Swing Dance Party 8PM-10PM $15 Non-Member $12 Students & Members Pay at the door

SAHARA MOON-Jazz, Folk, & Blues with an Indie Flair

May 31 @ 8:00 pm

https://youtu.be/_mKtxJFZjKk Sahara Moon’s performance fuses together blues, jazz, and folk, and creates a timeless sound that is reminiscent and seemingly influenced by Norah Jones. Sahara's love and passion for music is evident from the moment you hear her soulful voice resonate through the crowd. Her performance will include vocals, acoustic guitar, and the accompaniment of an upright bassist.

“BLIND BOY” PAXTON–Mind-Blowing Blues with Modern Soul

June 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

We are so excited to have Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton returning to Unison after last year's sold out stellar performance! He is sure to deliver a subtle yet amazing combination of traditional blues framed in contemporary social issues. This young musician sings and plays banjo, guitar, piano, fiddle, harmonica, Cajun accordion, and the bones (percussion). Paxton has an eerie ability to transform traditional jazz, blues, folk, and country into the here and now, and make it real. In addition, he mesmerizes audiences with his…

SPIRIT BROTHERS – Sunday Enchantment

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until January 12, 2020

The Spirit Brothers have returned to Unison to share their spirited singing, poetry, and music from many of the world’s sacred traditions … every second Sunday of the month! Please join Joseph Jastrab (guitar), Ned Leavitt (harmonium), Robert Bard (bass), and Ev Mann (percussion) for an uplifting morning of community chanting as they offer devotional grooves that are at times ecstatic, and at times entrancing and meditative. Chants are sourced from many traditions including Hindu Kirtan, Sufi, African, Native American, Hebraic, and…

CLASSICAL GUITAR SERIES–Stanley Alexandrowicz

June 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTmmW7gWXwI   http://stanleyalexandrowicz.com/

RICHIE & ROSIE-Dynamic Banjo & Fiddle

June 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

https://youtu.be/ACA4xsxVrFs An Evening with Richie & Rosie: Join banjo player Richie Stearns (the Horse Flies) and fiddler Rosie Newton (the Duhks) for an intimate and dynamic night of music rooted in the Americana tradition. With their memorable original songs and entrancing, nostalgic harmonies, Stearns and Newton take the fiddle, banjo combination to new levels as they continue to expand the boundaries of tradition.  

3RD FRIDAYS SWING DANCE with The Saints of Swing

June 21 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for a night of swing dance lessons led by Emily Vanston & a swing dance party with live music by The Saints of Swing. Intermediate/Advanced swing lessons from 6:30PM – 7:30PM (Fee $10) *Must be comfortable with the 8-count swing out Free Intro/beginner lesson for new dancers from 7:30PM – 8PM Swing Dance Party 8PM-10PM $15 Non-Member $12 Students & Members Pay at the door

CLASSICAL GUITAR SERIES–Gohar Vardanyan

July 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  https://youtu.be/EeaP2YG2LAI   https://www.goharvardanyan.com/

SPIRIT BROTHERS – Sunday Enchantment

July 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until January 12, 2020

The Spirit Brothers have returned to Unison to share their spirited singing, poetry, and music from many of the world’s sacred traditions … every second Sunday of the month! Please join Joseph Jastrab (guitar), Ned Leavitt (harmonium), Robert Bard (bass), and Ev Mann (percussion) for an uplifting morning of community chanting as they offer devotional grooves that are at times ecstatic, and at times entrancing and meditative. Chants are sourced from many traditions including Hindu Kirtan, Sufi, African, Native American, Hebraic, and…

SPIRIT BROTHERS – Sunday Enchantment

August 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until January 12, 2020

The Spirit Brothers have returned to Unison to share their spirited singing, poetry, and music from many of the world’s sacred traditions … every second Sunday of the month! Please join Joseph Jastrab (guitar), Ned Leavitt (harmonium), Robert Bard (bass), and Ev Mann (percussion) for an uplifting morning of community chanting as they offer devotional grooves that are at times ecstatic, and at times entrancing and meditative. Chants are sourced from many traditions including Hindu Kirtan, Sufi, African, Native American, Hebraic, and…

SPIRIT BROTHERS – Sunday Enchantment

September 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until January 12, 2020

The Spirit Brothers have returned to Unison to share their spirited singing, poetry, and music from many of the world’s sacred traditions … every second Sunday of the month! Please join Joseph Jastrab (guitar), Ned Leavitt (harmonium), Robert Bard (bass), and Ev Mann (percussion) for an uplifting morning of community chanting as they offer devotional grooves that are at times ecstatic, and at times entrancing and meditative. Chants are sourced from many traditions including Hindu Kirtan, Sufi, African, Native American, Hebraic, and…

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