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12 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in N.Y.C. This Weekend

 
 

via New York Times

DJ LOGIC at Brooklyn Bowl (Jan. 17, 8 p.m.). Growing up in the Bronx, this turntablist was surrounded by rap’s earliest experiments with jazz via sampling. His music, though, puts the two genres in conversation in a far different way: He uses his turntable as an instrument, going far beyond the flourishes meant to add streetwise flair. Instead, he improvises through spinning, scratching and sampling with bands that span jazz, funk and R&B. On Thursday, he’ll be joined by guests such as the jazz bassist Christian McBride and Living Colour’s Vernon Reid, who has long been his mentor.

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DJ Logic & Friends Add To Lineup For Brooklyn Bowl Show

 
 

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Turntablist DJ Logic will team with a number of musical collaborators for a DJ Logic & Friends show at Brooklyn Bowl in New York City on January 17. DJ Logic recently added to the lineup for the event.

Logic will be joined by Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid, legendary jazz musician Christian McBride, drummer Marcus Gilmore and multi-instrumentalist Casey Benjamin at Brooklyn Bowl next week. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketfly.

Billboard's Best Moments From the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival

 
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Brian Lima Photography

 

Turntablism in jazz was well represented at this year’s festival -- not only was DJ Logic on the bill two times, but the Roots brought their own big band hip-hop into the mix as well. Logic’s band, though stunted by an unfortunate late arrival, quickly fell into a deep groove thanks to both Logic and drummer Marcus Gilmore. The gradual layering of bass and piano licks created a solid backbone for master soloists Jaleel Shaw (saxophone) and Keyon Harrold (trumpet) -- when the group found a riff they all liked, it was passed around the band in staggered repetitions: a real-time remix.

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Project Logic at Newport Jazz

 
 

Very excited to be bringing Project Logic to this year's Newport Jazz Festival August 5 in Newport, RI. For this set I'll be joined by my good friends Vernon Reid, MonoNeon, Marcus Gilmore, James Hurt, Jaleel Shaw and Keyon Harrold.

This is going to be my Newport Jazz debut and I can't wait to see you all there!