This Thursday Night October 10th @ Winegasm: Koran Agan
Time: 9:00pm – 11:00pm
Ever since he made New York City his home in 2005, Koran Agan became one of the busiest guitarists on the scene. He perfumed in many local venues including Smalls Jazz Club, Bowery Ballroom, Joe’s Pub Public Theater as well as Rochester International Jazz Festival, Burlington Jazz Festival, Django Reinhardt Northwest Festival and many more.
..fast fingers and locomotive chording..
Ben Ratliff – The New York Times
Thomas Graff long BIO:
With understanding and maturity for music beyond his own years, Thomas Graff, has intricately woven his Pop/Rock influenced sound through the Chicagoland nightlife scene since he was 13 years old. Discovered at a talent show, Graff was invited to perform with an established cover band called “The Affects.” The band, comprised of 40 something year-olds, hired Graff as lead saxophone player and singer at his young age of 13. Graff racked up an impressive repertoire of 250 + songs and over 325 performances with the band. While in college, he built his own performance group and became a featured artist at Northern Illinois University, the Watertower Place in Chicago, Potbelly Sandwhich Shop, and began recording and then released his first album titled “Caroling Cousins” which featured his 2 sisters and 5 cousins who used the album to raise money for Misericordia (a residency for people who have mental health issues). In 2010, Graff moved to San Diego, CA to pursue a solo career as an artist. After performing at highly celebrated venues such as the House of Blues in Hollywood, the W hotel, and 4th and B, he recorded his first solo album titled “Included Intuition” at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. The record, available on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon.com has been showcased on 91X Radio.com, SAM 101.5 FM, Indies in Motion (part of Global Voice Broadcasting), The CW’s San Diego Living, Rage Magazine, and more. Graff now lives in New York City and continues to write and perform. His recent EP, ‘Life of an Artist,’ and newest single ‘Be Here When I Sing’ are currently on iTunes, Amazon.com, and Spotify.
For more information visit Thomas-Graff (the fan page) or check out his videos on Youtube!
Thursday June 13th 8:30 – 11:30
Contemporary performing artist, composer, educator, author and journalist, he has led music ensembles for over thirty years and performed extensively as a solo artist. A virtuoso guitarist and vocalist, he is recognized as one of today’s most important exponents and advocates of Brazilian music.
His first trip to Brazil was as guest artist-professor at Campos do Jordão Festival do Inverno in São Paulo. He has returned since to perform with numerous Brazilian artists, conduct archival research, and most recently, to help develop student and faculty exchange programs between Brazilian universities and New School Jazz, including Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Belo Horizonte.
Come and Join us this Thursday
Thomas Graff is a singer/songwriter currently residing in Astoria, NY. In November of 2011, he released his album “Included Intuition” which was recognized on the CW’s “San Diego Living” Channel 6, Rage Magazine, Haute Magazine online, and has received high remarks on iTunes and Amazon.com. Graff has auditioned with American Idol in San Diego, House of Blues in Hollywood, and has performed at numerous restaurants around the San Diego and Chicago-land areas.
We’re featuring a super talented local band, Vessio. They are a brother and a sister band with amazing skills that electrify the stage with rock, funk, blues, percussion and dance. They are a singer/songwriters, dancers and multi-instrumentalists. Their goal is to help “change the world” by performing benefit concerts worldwide.
NEXT GREAT FAMILY BAND (TV SHOW)
Come tonight and show your support, entrance is FREE as always.