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Revive Big Band featuring Thais Lona and friends / Melanie Charles / Erika the DJ

Saturday, July 16, 2022

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 6:00 pm)

SummerStage, Central Park

Rumsey Playfield, Manhattan, 10021

Revive Big Band is big. Not just in size—20+ members—but in scope, using jazz to connect the throughlines between hip-hop and its predecessors. The band is led by trumpeter and composer Igmar Thomas, who moonlights as Ms. Lauryn Hill’s music director and once served as Nas’ bandleader. Their performance will feature French soul-rap-R&B singer Thaïs Lona. They’re joined by the singer, flutist, beat-maker, producer, and recent 2022 SummerStage Anywhere alum Melanie Charles, whose latest LP Y’all Don’t (Really) Care About Black Women features a reimagining of Marlena Shaw’s 1969 working class anthem “Woman Of The Ghetto” and supported by Erika the DJ.

There will also be a side stage performance by J. Hoard.

The Residency of Thaïs Lona with The Revive Big Band at SummerStage 2022 has been made possible through Jazz & New Music, a program of Villa Albertine and FACE Foundation, in partnership with the French Embassy in the United States with support from the French Ministry of Culture, Institut français, SACEM (Société des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique) and the CNM (Centre National de la Musique).

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