The Identity Crisis Hip-Hop Blowout @ The Shrine this week!

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The Identity Crisis will be performing in Harlem this Friday, February 25 at 10pm. We’re very excited to have two special guests, the rappers Vision and Akir Plan, joining us for an evening of grooving hip-hop infused jazz. We’ll also be premiering a new song by everyone’s favorite Russian rapper and beatboxer – Krussia!
The Shrine in Harlem is a super funky bar/restaurant and a great place to hear live music, and admission to the show is free. Hope to see you there.

Friday, February 25, 10pm
The Identity Crisis featuring:
Travis Sullivan-Alto Sax
Sean Nowell-Tenor Sax
Jostein Gulbrandsen-Guitar
David Cook-Keys
Chris Tarry-Bass
Krussia-Beatboxer/Rapper
Joe Abbatantuono-Drums

Special guests:
Vision-Rapper
Akir Plan-Rapper

The Shrine in Harlem
2271 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.
New York, NY

 

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The Triumphant Return of the Identity Crisis!

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Gearing up for a couple of shows this week at The Shrine in Harlem.  Playing there from 6pm-8pm on Wednesday with the Matt Panayides Group, and on Friday at 8pm with the Identity Crisis. 

Matt Panayides is a great guitarist and an old friend from my Manhattan School of Music days.  We played an art gallery opening out in North Jersey this past weekend, and the band was hot hot hot! So please come and check out this free show. 

The Identity Crisis is a hip-hop jazz project that I co-lead with my friend and amazing drummer Joe Abbatantuono (Joe

Trav and Joe getting down yo.

Abba for short).  We’ve been on a little bit of a hiatus recently, and this is out first show in a couple of months.  We played at The Shrine this past fall and had a very fun show there.  This time the lineup is a little different than the usual cohorts: Mike Kammers on tenor sax, Natalie John on vocals, Adam Klipple on keys, and Chris Tarry on bass.  It’s going to be an awesome show – performing many of my originals and a cover or two.  Make the trip out to Harlem if you can.  The Shrine is a great bar/listening room!

Getting my Persian groove on tonight

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Tonight’s the night at Cafe Vivaldi with Rana Farhan! I’m looking forward to this show – I get to flaunt both my piano and saxophone talents with some cool bluesy music sung in Farsi.  If you asked me ten years ago what I’d be doing in NYC, I never would have guessed this! Life is full of surprises.  I’m also looking forward to going to Toronto in March with Rana & friends to do a performance for the Persian New Year.  Last year we had a nice hang in London, so it’ll be good to travel again with this band. 

Check out Rana’s website too to learn more about this unique artist: www.ranafarhan.com

Also, in a couple of weeks, the triumphant return of the Identity Crisis with a performance at The Shrine in Harlem.  February 26 – save the date!