Sun, September 1st

Date Night with Chris Turner

Funk hip-hop jazz soul TICKETS

Doors 7PM
Show 8PM
Advance Price $15
Door Price $20
Table Reservation (212) 777-1157

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door

Date Night with Chris Turner
Special Guests:
Shi Wisdom, Black Spade, Nikko Gray, and DJ Phaze


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"My life story is in my music. The good times, the rough times, the journey. But it's centered around unconditional love. ..."- Chris Turner
Chris Turner:

This classically trained crooner deftly combines streams of jazz, hip-hop, funk, and soul in his music; he's as comfortable with falsetto and scatting as he is with laying down smooth and creative phrasings. Growing up in Oakland, Chris Turner knew at the age of four that he wanted to be a singer just like his father. Chris graduated from the New School University for Jazz and Contemporary Music. There he met his future band mates who form the band ERIMAJ, Chris serves as the lead vocalist, the New York Times describes the band as "properly new, part of something larger and still unnamed". He tours with Bilal Oliver and has also toured with Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson, Chris Brown, Bow Wow, Soulja Boy, and Sean Kingston. Lately, Chris has performed and been interviewed on BET's '106 & Park' as a Music Matters artist to watch. His first single, "Liquid Love," has been causing a stir on the Internet and radio programs such as BBC Radio with Gilles Peterson. Most recently, he has had the privilege of contributing background vocals for Grammy Award winner Esperanza Spalding's Radio Music Society album and current tour! Chris is currently working on his first full-length release, LOVEchild and touring internationally. Welcome to the Romantic Movement...
Video- "LiquidLOVE"

"When we put labels on things as well as people, we bind them to those ideals and leave them no room for growth. And without growth there's no evolution"- Shi Wisdom
Shi Wisdom:

Renee ‘Shi' Wisdom is an award winning neo-soul R&B artist and classically trained musician, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. Her first chart topping single entitled "LoveSpeak" was released and hit the radio airwaves in spring of 2011, introducing the singer songwriter to R&B-soul and alternative music industry leaders and enthusiasts locally and on an international level. Influenced by the works of musical legends such as Prince, Smokie Norful, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, and Billie Holiday; Wisdom has skillfully mastered her craft, producing an all-encompassing sound that embodies both her strong musical background as well as her creative edge seldom heard in other recording artists of her generation. Being a level 8 classically trained Pianist at the Royal Conservatory of Music, Shi was recently the recipient of the "2013 artist to watch" award from the Canadian Urban Music Conference. Shi has helped write songs for some of the industry's leading artists such as Roc Nation assignee Rita Ora, whose debut single "RIP" is a track co-written by Shi along with long-time supporter and Toronto Hip-hop extraordinaire, YMCMB recording artist Drake. Experimenting with her influences of Jazz, Soul, R&B and Alternative music has given Shi the ability to give life to her one of a kind talent for musical entertainment. Sit back and witness the evolution of Shi Wisdom.
Video- "Easier"

"To get my music out there to the end of the day that's what really counts." - Black Spade.
Black Spade:

Armed with a Kurzweil 2000 keyboard and his father's extensive record collection of jazz, soul,psychedelic rock, folk and comedy, Black Spade creates music that is a melting pot of sounds andinfluences. Despite his strong ties to hip-hop, Black Spade's tastes in music travel across genresand galaxies. Listening to greats like Prince, Radiohead, The Beatles and J. Dilla, he uses the musicas an inspiration for his life and future in music. Black Spade is a rare emcee that produces music under the alias Stoney Rock. It must be mentioned that he can sing too. Black Spade knows his range and always delivers a solid way of manipulating his cadence to showcase his song voice. Spade's approach and voice are unique yet his sounds and delivery can seem familiar, reminding one of the soulful artists and music of the past. Spade has performed at CMJ Music Marathon, Winter Music Conference, SXSW Music & Film Festival, Live Coast Music Festival, and for the Red Bull Music Academy. He has opened up for other music greats like Common, Eric Roberson, Goapele, Lupe Fiasco and Nneka. A Black Spade show is always a feel good, engaging performance, full of energy and live MPC utilization. His artdefinitely comes from his heart and soul. He's a legend in the making. Watch and listen.
Video- "Evil Love"