'The Studio' is proud to host our community of creatives, sensitives, and changemakers to connect over culture and conversation. The emcees are two queer and passionate men working in the dance, theatre, art, and fashion industries and are always looking to expand the possibilities of The Arts. Always down for good laughs, good smoke, and good loving!
"Distinctly modern, yet also timeless. It’s classical. A little jazzy. Computer literate, yet deliciously steeped in tradition. Mournful, yes, but also hopeful and upbeat." - Boston Survival Guide George Crotty & Adam Maalouf present original music exploring connections, and traditions in Jake's modular creative studio in Crown Heights. George Crotty, cello George Crotty is a crossover cellist from Toronto, Canada. He traces his family lineage to County Clare, Ireland, and a family of Jewish musicians descended from Felix Mendelssohn. A recent graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Crotty aspires to forge a new linguistic path for the cello by integrating elements from Eastern, Celtic, and Jazz traditions. George is currently a member of the Canadian Arabic Orchestra, and New York's experimental quintet, 2Birds Band. “George has a deep background in music, and has found a musical voice on the cello that reflects his love for music, for collaboration, and for a global culture. Thoughtful and articulate, George is a creative sideman as well as an engaging soloist."- Eugene Friesen http://www.georgecrotty.com Adam Maalouf, percussion Adam Maalouf's music is found where the modern meets the ancient and traditional styles of music from around the globe, brought together using both organic and electronic drums, beats and synthesizers. Adam's unique musical style comes to life in genre-bending compositions for solo and ensembles incorporating global musicians. Adam has performed with ensembles such as The Brooklyn Raga Massive, Pink Martini, Ensemble Signal, The Atlanta Symphony, The National Arabic Orchestra, The Asheville Percussion All-Stars and The Gil Evan's Centennial Project, and with artists such as Steve Reich, Eugene Frisen, Kygo, Drukmo Gyal Dakini, Lizz Wright, Jamey Haddad, Farah Siraj, Morley and many others. Adam performs regularly as a solo artist and with his world music project "Future Tribe". http://www.adammaalouf.com/
Listeners are always invited to respond to the music. Have a beverage, get to know who you're sitting with!
We'll be sharing some new material. As improvisers, the music is different every time. It will be an equally new experience for us.