Thursday August 25 marked the opening of J&R’s 17th Annual MusicFest & Tech Expo in Downtown NYC, featuring three days of free music, hundreds of product demos, giveaways, seminars and enter to win contests — plus (and maybe most importantly) the biggest savings of the entire summer. Virtually an entire city block of savings — huge deals at all the Park Row stores.
Today’s entertainment featured songstress Zee Avi and NYC alt-rock legend Mike Doughty doing their thing from the stage in J&R’s Music Store at 23 Park Row (an NYC legend in it’s own right).
We were pleased as punch that Esperanza Spalding won the Grammy® for Best New Artist. It’s not just her mad bass-playing skills, her gorgeous voice, her bionic afro, her incredible sense of style.
It’s not just that her Chamber Music Society has been on our iPods all year, or that she seems to have single-handedly made jazz hip to a brand new generation, or that she rocked the White House at the tender age of twenty-four.
Unfortunate rain storm moved the J&R MusicFest indoors to the Music World stage, but didn’t dampen the spirit of the music. In fact, the more intimate setting seemed to intensify the love of music shown by the performers and their fans. The Friday evening event produced three hours of strong preformances by Melinda Watts, J [...]
Local New York TV, The CW11 ran this piece on our J&R MusicFest, featuring Friday’s headliner, Mario. The first day of MusicFest 2009 kicked off the three day free music festival by Rocking Downtown New York’s City Hall Park. Opener, Diane Birch‘s delightful feminine beauty did not prepare the audience for the infectious joyful bounce [...]
Jemina Pearl will perform free in City Hall Park Thursday, August 27th at 6 pm, right after Diane Birch opens the show at 5 pm and just before headliners, The Smithereens at 7 pm. Upon the break up of “Be Your Own Pet”, singer Jemina Pearl, daughter of rock photographer and musician, Jimmy Abegg, packed [...]
Thursday, August 27th at 5 pm, in City Hall Park, J&R’s MusicFest 2009 brings to the stage, singer-songwriter Diane Birch took half her lifetime, and traveled across the globe, to get to America, where she literally found her voice and made her remarkable debut, Bible Belt. Though only in her mid-twenties, Birch likes to think [...]
Although our MusicFest 2009 is centered an amazing three day schedule of brilliant artists performing for free outdoors in City Hall Park, Manhattan, if you add in this week’s schedule of free, live performances in J&R Music World across the street on Park Row, it is five days of live music. This week’s music starts [...]
Every once in a while, a truly great singer comes along who possesses the beauty, individuality and talent to remind us of the magic and majesty of the human voice: that singer is Roberta Gambarini, celebrated throughout the world by fans, critics and many of the world”s greatest musicians. This Saturday, August 29th, Roberta Gambarini [...]
The second day of MusicFest, Friday, August 28th, the free outdoor music performances start at 5:00 pm with Gospel singer, Melinda Watts, followed at 5:30 pm by J Moss. Hip Hop duo, Clipse comes on at 6 pm, R&B balladeer, Mario takes the stage at 7 pm. Natural can be described as innate or instinctive [...]