Hip-Hop Jazz
Igmar Thomas feat. Marcus Strickland & Raydar Ellis

The Lee Morgan Story feat. John Robinson & Ben Williams

Mental Notes

Spokinn Movement

*Mercury Lounge* ~ Showtime: 8:00pm

Igmar Thomas & The Cypher feat. Special Guest Marcus Strickland & Raydar Ellis ~ 11:00pm

Trumpeter, composer, arranger, bandleader… IGMAR THOMAS has developed his craft since the age of 12, picking up appendages to his style from playing with legends such as Lionel Hampton, Clark Terry, Roy Hargrove, Ralph Peterson, and Terri Lynne Carrington. He graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2006 where he studied on a full scholarship, and met many of the players that would soon make up his group.

Igmar combines the sophistication of Jazz with the influences of hip hop and what sets Igmar apart from other bands is his emphasis on improvisation, a common feature of both Jazz and hip hop.

Produced in association with Revive Da Live

Igmar Thomas Website

The Lee Morgan Story featuring
John Robinson & Ben Williams ~ 10:00pm

Produced in association with Revive Da Live





Mental Notes ~ 9:00pm

Welcome to the Evolution of Hip-Hop. Armed with their unique signature sound, New York City’s original hip-hop ensemble Mental Notes has been attracting diverse audiences for almost a decade.Their eclectic fusion of old school hip-hop, funk, electronica, jazz and acid rock continues to break the boundaries of the New York live music scene.
Mental Notes has consistently added to the pulse of New York’s musical and social heartbeat. They have been a previous guest on Air America Radio, appearing on Chuck D’s highly praised live talk show. Collectively, the members of Mental Notes have collaborated and or shared the stage with a series of diverse artists including legendary producer Hank Shocklee, hip-hop virtuosos Dead Prez, Black Moon, soul-funk horn legends Tower of Power and Latin dance sensation Gloria Estefan. Mental Notes Myspace


Spokinn Movement ~ 8:00pm

Spokinn Movement Myspace

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June 13, 2011
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St # A, New York, NY, 10002