REVIVE MUSIC Group Presents
Mark de Clive-Lowe
DJ Questlove, Casey Benjamin (Robert Glasper Experiment)
and Special Guests For Monthly Series, CHURCH.
Residency Celebrates its One Year Anniversary as DROM on December 7th.
WHO: World-renowned DJ, Producer, Remixer, Composer, Musician, and Tru Thoughts recording artist Mark de Clive-Lowe (MdCL) returns alongside resident vocalist Nia Andrews (Janelle Monae/Common) and resident MC John Robinson (Lil Sci/Scienz of Life), plus Mark Kelley (The Roots) on bass and Nate Smith (José James/Dave Holland).
This edition of CHURCH features a special appearance by a true living treasure, DJ Questlove,legendary co-founder of The Roots. A Philly native, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson is renowned for a multitude of contributions as drummer, executive producer and producer to some of the finest hip hop, soul and pop music from the past two decades, including D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, Slum Village, Common, Bilal, Joshua Redman and Fiona Apple, to name just a few. Armed with over 50,000 records in his collection, DJ Questlove is one of the top draws on the turntables around the world, with the ability to craft a eclectic set from hip hop, soul, house and rare groove that keeps a crowd on their feet all night long.
Rounding out the lineup is Casey Benjamin on saxophone. Born and raised in Jamaica, Queens, Benjamin has gained global attention for his featured role in The Robert Glasper Experiment, as well as collaborations with Q-Tip and Mos Def. He is also one half of the funk/pop/new wave duo HEAVy.
WHAT: Mark de Clive-Lowe continues to build on the success of his new CHURCH monthly series in New York at DROM. Previous installments have featured talented artists such as Rich Medina, Jose James, Jean Grae, N’Dea Davenport, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Jaleel Shaw and DJ Spinna performing to capacity crowds.
CHURCH is a whirlwind mix of live jazz, sampling and a DJ set. Fast becoming the discerning music-lovers’ and musicians’ event of choice, don’t be surprised if you spot the likes of Master at Work Louie Vega or soul legend Leon Ware in the audience; Chris “Daddy” Dave, Marcus Strickland, James Genus, MC John Robinson or Miguel Atwood-Ferguson on the stage and the likes of The Gaslamp Killer or DJ Spinna on the decks. The first live set showcases the jazz side of MdCL, blending the jazz history, groove explorations and classic trio interplay with resampling, electronics and live remixing. As the first set draws to a close, the guest DJ takes
over the soundtrack while the tables and chairs are cleared away for MdCL to flip the script with the second set - a unique blend of live electronica and live remixing - the jazz club colliding head to head with the dance floor. This month, be prepared for sparks to fly as MdCL goes head-to- head with the incomparible DJ, Questlove.
Revive Music Group launched in 2006 as a boutique live music agency that specializes in producing genre-bending, creative-concept live music shows with the purpose of educating and inspiring audiences about today’s generation of Jazz and its history. Our bottom-line goal has always been to provide an advocacy platform for musicians that supports and showcases their musicianship, artistry and creative expression to larger audiences. Please check out our blog, dedicated to musicians at revivalist.okayplayer.com