RECAP: Music of Aretha Franklin @ Carnegie Hall & Afterparty at City Winery NYC

‪#WhosZoomingWho @Antibalas @CityWineryNYC #MusicOfArethaFranklin #rehearsal #finale‬

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‪@glove with @Antibalas #Think @CityWineryNYC #MusicOfArethaFranklin #rehearsal #Freedom !!!‬

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Tonight! @antibalas @carnegiehall #arethafranklin #chainoffools @lindsay_at_compass @arteaganyc #anightoremember @btarlow @marlowgoods

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What a great evening at #citywinerynyc

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New 2017 Shows Announced

Hey world! We'll be back out on the road for some dates in February in anticipation of a new record (!) coming out mid-2017. It's pretty much finished and we're talking to one particular label right now about a release date.

Mid-Atlantic Run Feb 16-18, 2017

Returning to some of our favorite neighboring cities and a show at one of the best art museums in the city, El Museo del Barrio

  • February 16: Ardmore Music Hall, Ardmore PA (Philly) TICKETS
  • February 17: Hamilton, Washington DC TICKETS
  • February 18: (FREE!) Carnegie Hall Presents: Concert at Museo del Barrio, NYC INFO

The Anti-Ball: Washington DC Jan 21 2017

If you see something, say something.

Ticket LINK:

Music of Aretha Franklin at Carnegie Hall 3/6/2017

We'll be back at Carnegie Hall for the third time since 2014 performing as the house band for The Music of Aretha Franklin on Monday March 6, 2017.

The partial lineup of participating artists is already incredible and growing by the week. The show is a benefit and proceeds go to several NYC-based charities that bring musical experiences, training, and instruments to young people in the city.

We'll also be doing a warm-up show with some of the featured performers the night before at City Winery (NYC) on March 5. Big shout-out to producers Michael Dorf, Shlomo Lipetz and the entire City Winery crew for inviting us back.

Concert/Ticket Info HERE:

To get you in the mood, here's a Spotify playlist of some of our favorites:

New Music: "Think Twice": Takuya Kuroda feat. Antibalas

Earlier this year, trumpeter Takuya Kuroda invited us into the studio to record an afrobeat version of the late great Donald Byrd's "Think Twice" (co-produced by our own Nikhil P Yerawadekar) for his latest album "Zigzagger" on Concord Jazz.

Buy on iTunes:



New single: "Let's Dance" (RIP David Bowie)

We contributed our own version of "Let's Dance" to this fun and fantastic album honoring the late great David Bowie and benefiting the It Gets Better Project which advocates LGBTQ youth.

Thanks to the band, to the organizers, all the participating artists and to Miles Francis for the production.

More info here: