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Musical Reunion! Performing with Matt Dallow at No Pants Subway Ride 2018

Thanks to everyone who bravely dropped their pants for the #NoPantsSubwayRide2018!

Sunnyside Social Club played in the Union Square platform as pants-less dancers boogied to the music.  We then marched the party upstairs and out to the street to the afterparty at Bar 13 as the trumpet valves and the accordion player’s fingers began to freeze!

I am especially excited to have had the opportunity to perform with Matt Dallow, accordion-man/multi-instrumentalist, songwriter/performer, entertainer.  I met Matt about 15 years ago near our hometowns on Long Island.  Matt’s band “Space Robot Scientists” performed regularly at what was called “Saints and Sinners“, where I had my first few DJ gigs spinning underground house and hip-hop on vinyl and CDs, making barely enough money to drink for the night.  The memories immediately conjure visions of theremins, strange art exhibits, Jameson, and DJing indoors with a cigarette in NY.

Fast-forward to present day- Matt and I have recently found our paths crossing as performers at Club Cumming, where he has a weekly residency performing Monday evenings.  He has also connected me with contacts via Facebook posts looking for musicians to cover gigs, which led to me working with Zachary Clause.  I’ve also enjoyed playing in recent gigs in vintage trains and subway platforms with Matt’s band, Sunnyside Social Club.  

It is inspiring for me to see life’s paths cross this way, and gives me an unexpected opportunity to thank Matt as a respected peer and artist, and to acknowledge the longtime efforts of a couple of simultaneously occurring weirdos from Long Island.  Cheers, old friend!  Getting to perform together and being a fan of your journey reminds me how important it is to me that we are out here navigating this world with our instruments.  Here’s to being a couple of weirdos in Brooklyn, fighting and surviving each day to entertain NYC and beyond.  And thank you to everyone along our paths, for shaping, fueling, and supporting this weirdness.  😉

Go check out Matt Dallow Music and be sure to tip the accordion man when ya see him!

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Drumming with Marc Smith Music

Proud to be playing drumset for the very talented Marc Smith and band!

Check out the sounds at marcsmithmusic.com

Recent gigs: Silvana-Harlem and Rockwood Music Hall- LES

Friday 7/12/13: Must-See Live Music/Comedy/Poetry/DJ in Crown Heights!

This Friday- July 12 at 739 Franklin Ave (between Sterling and Park Place), Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Open Mic Extravaganza hosted by RG and Sneeze!

LIVE Performers- Sneeze (hip-hop), Knockey (hip-hop), Gioel Severini (sax),  jojoSOUL (djembe), James “J.I” Issac (comedy), and more…

DJ jojoSOUL on the decks

No Cover – Starts at 9pm

Drink Specials

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Gioel Severini and jojoSOUL: LIVE Duo Grooves in NYC

July 12- Don’t miss your next chance to dance with this live Brooklyn duo!  

Gioel Severini– saxophonist from Milan, Italy

jojoSOUL– drummer/percussionist from Long Island, NY

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Gioel brings his expert jazz techniques and high-level of musicianship to combine with jojo’s rhythm and groove for their latest project.  The sound ranges from feel-to-feel, as both musicians strip down to rhythm and melody, using live improvisation to capture the audience and explore different grooves.  Focused on dynamics, pulse, and compelling dance and movement, the duo have been playing parks, streets, clubs, galleries, bars, and venues in NYC, engaging audiences to dance and groove along.

July 12- Gioel and jojo will be performing at 739 Franklin, Crown Heights for Open Mic Extravaganza, hosted by RG and Sneeze.

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Follow @jojoSOUL on Twitter for our latest street spots and gigs!