Loading Events

Upcoming Events › Music

List of Events

SWEET CLEMENTINES–Local Melodic Rock Favorites

January 25 @ 8:00 pm

New Paltz-based smart-pop legends The Sweet Clementines perform a home town show at Unison Arts, joined by SubFamily Records labelmates Hiding Behind Sound. Eccentric original rock, sweet and weird, overstuffed with melody and melancholy, vibraphones and violins, from New York's Mid-Hudson Valley. "Sweet Clementines: Sophisticated, timeless, solid. If diamonds made a sound, it would be equivalent to music of The Sweet Clementines. Multi-faceted. Witty. Songs and instrumentation sparkling with light bending lustre and charm." --Rick. - Music Director, DJ 98.1…

THE JAZZ BASTARDS–NYC Vaudeville Jazz

February 2 @ 8:00 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52-w8s71fYY The Jazz Bastards are a NYC quintet featuring Matt Kanelos, Aldo Perez, Jenny Mitchell, Nick Parker and Glen Heroy. The use of toys, costume, spoons, tap and electronics mix with the 4 Jazz Bastard vocalists for a weird yet reverent cocktail. They present standards and original jazz compositions with a vaudeville edge.   Click above for Jazz Bastards review We encourage guests to purchase tickets online in advance. There is a $3 surcharge per ticket purchased at the door…

LIANA GABEL BAND–Jazz, Folk, Indie Rock

February 8 @ 8:00 pm

https://vimeo.com/292799743 Join us for an evening celebrating local up & coming musicians! The lovingly harmonic trio, The Star Sisters, will be opening for the Liana Gabel Band. Liana interweaves the depth and breadth of her experiences through melodies, words, and dance in a nexus of feeling supported by her musical influences which include jazz, pop, folk, and indie rock. Through her music, Liana Gabel takes seemingly familiar stories, themes, and tropes about being human and transforms them into that which is profoundly unfamiliar and novel,…

SPIRIT BROTHERS – Sunday Enchantment

February 10 @ 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…

CLASSICAL GUITAR SERIES–David Temple

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

From 2012 concert at Unison: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LK6nQHDKTM "Guitar Music of Spain and Latin America” will feature works of Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Paraguay, Mexico, Cuba, U.S.A — each with their own unique blend of Native American, African, and European influences — as well as Flamenco-inspired works of Spain. This program contains compositions by Albeniz, Tarrega, Villa-Lobos, Morel, Lauro, Brouwer, Barrios and original work by the performer. Guitarist and composer David Temple is a graduate of the Music School at Eastern Michigan University and is…

VALENTINES DAY WITH ME & MY EX

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dive into the beautiful paradox of Me & My Ex and celebrate the coldest, most romantic night of the year at Unison with live music! Enjoy an after-dinner treat with music & dancing. Prosecco, wine, chocolate & snacks will be available. Yes... We get the irony of having this band play on Valentine's Day!  Humor is everything!   "Me and My Ex" is made up of 2 New Paltz residents Ginny Leitner and Rob Leitner: but don't let the last names…

DYLAN DOYLE BAND–Guitar Virtuoso

February 23 @ 8:00 pm

https://youtu.be/adVvC7eOxwI Southern born, Northern raised, Dylan Doyle has been steeped in the rich musical region of the Hudson Valley.   From this comes a unique musical interpretation that lies somewhere within the delta of Americana, Rock, and Rythym and Blues.  With distinct musical stylings characterized as  the “Woodstock Sound,” Dylan has played with such influential artist as Bill Payne (Little Feat), John Platania (Van Morrison), Bruce Katz (Greg Allman), Jay Collins (Levon Helm), Ben Cauley (Otis Redding). Chris O’Leary, and Joe…

SUNDAY SWING DANCE–Bernstein Bard Quartet

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Since many will be attending the Flurry the weekend we would normally host our 3rd Fridays Swing Dance, we decided to change it up this month! Join us for a special Sunday winter edition swing dance lessons led by Emily Vanston & a swing dance party with live music by The Bernstein Bard Quartet.   Intermediate/Advanced swing lessons from 1PM – 2PM (Fee $10) *Must be comfortable with the 8-count swing out   Free Intro/beginner lesson for new dancers from…

DATURA ROAD-Blended Music of the East & West

March 1 @ 8:00 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vh-4zsPsYDg Datura Road is a world music ensemble that is combining the sounds of East and West with the energy of the Hudson Valley and greater New York area. Datura Road was created when guitarist, oudist, vocalist, and pennywhistle player, Matt Nobile invited guitarist/mandolinist, and former teacher Raphael Garritano, to work through some songs. Percussionist David Budd was recruited shortly thereafter, and bassist Peter Nobile was pulled in by his son Matt who then became the fourth member. Influenced by…

HUDSON VALLEY STRING QUARTET

March 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Bad Boys of the Quartet: Ravel & Beethoven A program performed by the Hudson Valley String Quartet When one things about musicians rebelling against tradition, classical music doesn't instantly come to mind. Beethoven and Ravel composed the most avant garde music of their time and it wasn't always comfortable for their audience or their critics. The Hudson Valley String Quartet will explore both the "badness" and the greatness of Ludwig von Beethoven's quirky and beautiful Opus 59, 33 quartet,…

A GOOD BOAT with David Gonzalez

March 9 @ 8:00 pm

A suite of music inspired by the ancient Tibetan text THE 37 PRACTICES OF A BOHISATTVA featuring bansuri master Steve Gorn, virtuoso drummer Harvey Sorgen, and guitar, compositions and recitations by David Gonzalez.

SPIRIT BROTHERS – Sunday Enchantment

March 10 @ 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…

CLASSICAL GUITAR SERIES–Hiroya Tsukamoto

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

https://youtu.be/qMSBwdOGp20 http://www.hiroyatsukamoto.com/

3RD FRIDAYS SWING DANCE–La Familia Swinging Blues Band

March 15 @ 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 La Familia Swinging Blues Band 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

YASMIN WILLIAMS

March 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPfG2oD5bfs&feature=youtu.be Yasmin Williams is an acoustic fingerstyle guitarist with an unorthodox, modern style of playing. Her music has been commonly described as refreshing, relaxing, and unique and has been called some of the most imaginative guitar music out today. She utilizes various techniques including alternate tunings, percussive hits, and lap tapping in her music to great effect. She has won various local talent shows, was a finalist in the Rolling Stones Young Gun guitar competition, was the Grand prize winner…

ANDES MANTA–Music of the Andean Mountains

March 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDq8ZvqB3lQ&feature=youtu.be Andes Manta performs the traditional music of the Andean mountains of South America, rooted in the cultural heritage of the Incas and their ancestors. The dynamic and mystical songs that they play are filled with the exquisite sounds of an ancient, yet still vital, civilization. This music continues to be widely performed in the modern Andean nations of Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela and Argentina. The four musicians who comprise Andes Manta began playing at an early age…

BROOKS WILLIAMS

March 29 @ 8:00 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOOjh-ayEHA 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 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

https://youtu.be/ubWQHdHTLRI "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

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, The…

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…

SPIRIT BROTHERS – Sunday Enchantment

April 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…

CLASSICAL GUITAR SERIES–Nadav Lev

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

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

BLOOM & THE B2’S–Women’s A Cappella Choir

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…

+ Export Events