Thursdays, March 23 - May 11, 2017

Now entering its third full year, Uncharted at Greenwich House Music School has emerged as one of New York's most exciting and unpredictable live music series, drawing attention from tastemakers and curators from across the city. Every Uncharted performance features New York City artists premiering new projects or meeting with new collaborators for the first time on stage. Past featured performers include a collaboration between Marc Ribot and Emeline Michel, Sony Masterworks recording artist Bria Skonberg, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings guitarist Binky Griptite, acclaimed harpist Brandee Younger, vocalist Deva Mahal, jazz trumpeter Steven Bernstein, Broadway's Grace McLean (The Great Comet), avant-garde theater artists Erin Markey and Emily Bate and many more.

The 2017 Uncharted season promises a continuation of eclectic excellence in a broad selection of genres representing the melting pot of New York City, including Mexican folkloric, ragtime, classical, modern and traditional jazz, ancient Moroccan devotional and contemporary R&B.

Performances for Uncharted take place every Thursday from March 23 to May 11 with performances beginning at 8:00 p.m. Most performances are $15 for advance tickets. Complimentary drinks will be served prior to and during all concerts.

"The Uncharted series was founded as a safe space for artists to take risks," says series curator Jennie Wasserman, formerly of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Joe's Pub, Carnegie Hall, and SFJAZZ. "This year's programming, however, also embraces the voices of women, immigrants, minorities and LGBTQ communities, in response to the divisiveness of the recent election. New York City is America's quintessential sanctuary city, and Greenwich House, located in the heart of the the historically diverse West Village, is an artistic and cultural sanctuary where artists are encouraged to take risks and exercise freedom of expression. The Uncharted series offers the opportunity for artists and audiences alike, to come together and experience the life-changing power of live performance to challenge preconceived notions, diminish our differences and celebrate our humanity."

Michael Mwenso & The Shakes: They Laugh and Smile
Thursday, March 23, 8:00 p.m.

$15 Get Tickets

Michael Mwenso strikes out on his own with a new musical revue. This premiere performance will feature Mwenso’s new compositions that chronicle working through the struggle of being different to discovering the redemptive power of love, community and inner strength.

The Masakowski Family Band Featuring Steve, Sasha and Martin Masakowski: The Masakowski Family Band Album Release Party Co-Presented by New York Hot Jazz Festival
Thursday, March 30, 8:00 p.m.
$15 Get Tickets
Steve Masakowski, the legendary New Orleans jazz guitarist and educator, along with his rising-star children, vocalist Sasha and bassist Martin, have collaborated on a new album, N.O. Escape, featuring a variety of their favorite songs related to their hometown of New Orleans in a style that Steve describes as Nouveaux Trad.

Thursday, April 6, 8:00 p.m.
New York City son jarocho pioneers Radio Jarocho present a new project exploring the origins of son jarocho, the traditional music of Veracruz, Mexico. In this journey through the genre's baroque, West African, and indigenous Mexican roots, Radio Jarocho and Zenen Zeferino will trace son jarocho from its rural ancestry to the global phenomenon that it is today.

Thursday, April 13, 8:00 p.m.
A woman. A woman-instrument. A woman-band. A woman-song. In this new production, Sofía Rei veers away from her staple sound and ventures in areas of the creation that arise almost exclusively from her voice.

Thursday, April 20, 8:00 p.m.
In this evening of deep cuts from the Moroccan gnawa repertoire, Innov Gnawa honors the strength of Moroccan national identity to transcend religious distinctions with a rare performance of the Jewish songbook of this ancient Moroccan musical tradition.

Thursday, April 27, 8:00 p.m.
This one-of-a-kind collaboration explores the unlikely common ground between two leading pianists from opposite ends of the jazz spectrum. Aaron Diehl is an aficionado of the early tradition of jazz piano, while Dan Tepfer is inspired by the avant garde.

Thursday, May 4, 8:00 p.m.
Krystle Warren revisits selections from her early work exploring new arrangements for a live string quartet.

Thursday, May 11, 8:00 p.m.
with Evan Christopher (Clarinet), André Mehmari (Piano), Sarah Elizabeth Charles (Vocals), Vuyo Sotashe (Vocals), Alphonso Horne (Trumpet), Hans Glawischnig (Bass) and Vince Cherico (Drums)

Uncharted is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. This program is also sponsored in part by the New York University Office of Civic Engagement and The Catskill Jazz Factory.

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