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This Free Outdoor Music Fest Will Turn La Plaza Cultural Into a Sound Garden


Photo: Courtesy La Plaza Cultural

Last May, Vic Murdaca moved from Melbourne to New York with nothing but a suitcase and a reference. The musician picked up some shifts at the now shuttered Sunburnt Cow, and now he’s truly weaving himself into the fabric of Alphabet City, by organizing a concert series in La Plaza Cultural community garden.
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Charlie Parker Jazz Festival: Kenny Barron and More

The annual Charlie Parker fest brings hordes of jazz aficionados to Harlem as well as to Tompkins Square Park, right next to Bird’s old home. This year, distinguished pianist Kenny Barron plays the Tompkins Square Park installment. Opening up are vocalist Brianna Thomas, drummer Cindy Blackman Santana, and New Orleans-influenced saxman Craig Handy.