The Everett Cafe sponsors 1-hour musical performances by musicians, solo through to quintets, from the Teachers College community. Whether eclectic blues, Latin jazz, traditional folk, or classical with a gypsy twist, there is variety and talent to be enjoyed as you sip your Starbucks; mingle with friends and colleagues; peruse bestsellers and news; or simply study.
Anyone interested in participating in the Everett Cafe music program is welcome to e-mail the library
for further details.
- Tuesday, September 4, 5:30-7pm
Sonia Szajnberg (Jazz Quartet)
- Wednesday, September 12, 5-6pm
Wadsworth Strings (Classical Trio)
- Wednesday, September 19, 5-6pm
David Chidsey (Classical Guitar)
- Tuesday, September 25, 5-6pm
Aria (Guitar and Vocals)
- Sonia Szajnberg
Sonia Szajnberg Vocalist and composer Sonia Szajnberg (shine-berg), lives in Brooklyn, NY, where she leads her own ensembles in venues throughout the area. Sonia's independently released album, Simple Talk, features a collection of her favorite songs and original compositions. Sonia has been recognized nationally and internationally as an ASCAP Young Jazz Composer, an ASCAP Next Generation Songwriter, and a participant in the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Residency. She holds dual master's degrees in jazz performance and music education from Manhattan School of Music and Teachers College, Columbia University and has studied with Theo Bleckmann, Dena DeRose, Peter Eldridge, and Kate McGarry.
Martin Urbach (percussion)
Drummer Martin (pronounced mar-TEEN) Urbach juxtaposes his Bolivian and Jewish roots with his experience as an immigrant in the United States to add color to his sophisticated jazz grooves.
Born on August 4th, 1982 in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Martin discovered the drums at age 12. Shortly after, he began performing in the country's top music venues and festivals. Upon finishing high school, Martin moved to New Orleans, LA to attend the music program at The University of New Orleans. During his five-year stint in the "Big Easy", Martin performed with a "Who's Who" of the music industry.
He holds a bachelors degree in jazz performance from the University of New Orleans and a masters degree in jazz performance from the Manhattan School of Music. In addition to being a passionate performer, Martin is also a kind and spirited educator.
Currently, Martin lives in Brooklyn, NY where he relocated after Hurricane Katrina destroyed his home in New Orleans. Martin divides his time between playing concerts and touring the world as a sideman and bandleader, composing music, and teaching drums and music to young children and adults. Martin recently released his first recording entitled "Free Will",which showcases his talents as a performer, composer, and bandleader.
Through performing and teaching, Martin spreads the joy that music brings him in his life!
Leon Boykins (bass)
Born in Pittsburg, PA, Leon showed an interest in music at a young age. His musical journey started on the piano, where he learned the basics of melody and harmony. He then moved to the bass, which introduced him to the foundations of rhythm. In high school, after performing with various regional high school jazz bands and all state orchestras, Leon decided to make music his career path and moved to Philadelphia to pursue studies in jazz performance at Temple University.
While living in Philadelphia, Leon quickly made a name for himself as a performer. He has shared the stage with many musical greats, including pianist Orrin Evans, saxophonist Ben Schachter, trumpeter John Swana, trumpeter Terrel Stafford, drummer Questlove, and many more.
Currently Leon lives in New York City, where he just received a master's degree in music performance from the prestigious Manhattan School of Music. He would like to thank his friends, family, books, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and New York City for all the educational experiences that they have provided.
JP Schlegelmilch, keyboard
JP Schlegelmilch is a Brooklyn-based pianist, accordionist and composer. Born in New Hampshire, JP began instruction in classical piano at age 6 and went on to study music at Berklee College of Music and SUNY Purchase. JP moved to Brooklyn in 2006, being drawn to the vibrant music scene in New York City which offered an environment where he could pursue his many different musical interests. JP has studied jazz and improvisation with Fred Hersch, Ralph Alessi, And Marc Helias. He is currently studying classical piano with Sophia Rosoff and harmony and counterpoint with Paul Caputo.
In addition to his own groups, JP has performed with renowned improvisors such as Tim Berne, and Oscar Noriega. JP also frequently plays with rock bands and has toured the country with the chamber pop group The Silent League, and the indie rock singer Abby Payne.
In each musical project JP seeks to synthesize his diverse musical interests, creating a personal and non-genre-specific music. He strives to continually enrich his musical language through studying various musical traditions including jazz, experimental music, classical music, and folk music from around the world.
- Wadsworth Strings
The Wadsworth Strings Ensemble features music for classical strings, from the symphonies of Mozart and Haydn, to well known arias from the operas of Puccini and Bizet, adding in a selection of continental Viennese waltzes and French cabaret. Musicians of The Claremont Strings Ensemble have performed collectively at Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall and throughout the Northeast, playing a diverse range of symphonic and chamber music, eclectic jazz, and gypsy swing. Wadsworth Strings, emanating from the Washington Heights area, is a division of Claremont Strings, founded by Vivian Penham, a graduate of the Juilliard School and Columbia University.
- David Chidsey
David Chidsey is a classical guitarist and music teacher residing in Manhattan, NY. David teaches guitar and chamber music at Monticello High School in NY state and is a graduate assistant guitar instructor at Teachers College, Columbia University. David has taught a Jazz Studies course at Columbia University and taught guitar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. David's degrees come from the Lawrence Conservatory, UW-Madison and Teachers College, Columbia University. David's repertoire ranges from classical arrangements, Spanish and South American music to jazz and chamber music.
Aria is Augustine Sasso, tenor, and Dan Licardo, guitar. They have been performing together in New York on and off for the past 15 years. They have known each other since they were ten years old and began playing music together in high school.
They have played at the Postcrypt at Columbia University and the Piper's Kilt in Inwood. Augustine has been in many opera productions in New York, including Carnegie Hall and SummerStage in Central Park. Dan has been playing guitar for 30 years and taught music to preschoolers at the YM & YWHA of Inwood.
Last Updated: 5:02 am, Tuesday, Jul 10 , 2012