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Event details:

P.S. 76 Winter 2014 Concert
Fri., December 05, 2014 – 1:00 PM
P.S. 76 A Phillip Randolph School
220 West 121st Street New York, NY 10027
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Featuring the music of Abby Lincoln

Lineup: Marc Cary, Pyeng Threadgill, Rashaan Carter, Sameer Gupta,  

Performer Details:

Marc Cary — Keyboards

Marc Cary

Cary’s foray into music began with playing drums and trumpet.  As a youth in Washington, D.C. he paid dues as a member of the Hi Integrity Band and Show, one of the many Go-Go bands that defined the D.C. musical scene. His family carries a musical tradition: his great-grandmother played piano at local movie houses, her partner was Eubie Blake; his mother is a visual artist and father played trumpet. Cary received a formal education from Duke Ellington School of Art. As an emerging artist, his circle of mentors included John Malachi, Mary Jefferson, Nat Turner. By age 18, he found himself playing with the Dizzy Gillespie Youth Ensemble at Wolf Trap. In the spirited style of D.C.  jazz pianists like Duke Ellington, Shirley Horn, John Malachi, Cary continues in that tradition of innovation composition. Cary has played and recorded with an impressive roster of musicians: Me'Shell NdegeOcello, Dizzy Gillespie, Betty Carter, Arthur Taylor, Abbey Lincoln, Erykah Badu, Jackie McLean, Clifford Jordan, Carmen McCrae, Milt Jackson, Curtis Fuller, Eddie Henderson, Arthur Taylor, Frank Foster, Wynton Marsalis, Max Roach, Shirley Horn, Ani Difranco, among a host of other talents.

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Pyeng Threadgill — vocalist

Pyeng Threadgill

Pyeng Threadgill is a musician/vocalist from New York City.  Born into an amazingly musical and artistic family, a path in music seemed to be her destiny.  Pyeng had diverse musical influences which one can hear the instant she begins singing.  She studied classical music at the prestigious Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio and has toured extensively, starred in films, and released (at least) 3 albums to date.  Keep an eye/ear out for Pyeng around the world...you never know what she'll do next!

Rashaan Carter — Bass

Rashaan Carter

A Washington D.C. metro area native, Rashaan Carter is a bassist and tours with many great musicians including Gary Thomas, Marc Cary, Antoine Roney, and many more.  Rashaan's talents have taken him to Africa, Europe, Asia, and many more places all around the world!  Keep an eye out for Rashaan and his versatility on the music scene on both acoustic and electric bass.

Sameer Gupta — drums/percussion

Sameer Gupta

Sameer Gupta is an original artist within improvisational styles of jazz, world, and fusion music. Since 10 years old he has lived in Tokyo, San Francisco, New York City, and visited India annually. Sameer now plays a hybrid of both tabla and drumset simultaneously, attempting to push the boundaries of possibilities. He has the distinguished honor today of studying with tabla Maestro Pandit Anindo Chatterjee in Kolkata, with his first few years spent under the guidance of the legendary Ustad Zakir Hussain.  Sameer has played with the absolute top of the worlds musicians including Vijay Iyer, Rez Abassi, Marc Cary, Anindo Chaterjee, and many more.