Harlem, NY – September 05, 2019 – The Apollo Theater today announced details for its Late Nights at the Apollo Fall/Winter 2019 lineup. Presented on the Apollo’s intimate Soundstage, Late Nights at the Apollo includes the Theater’s groundbreaking Apollo Music Café and Apollo Comedy Club. The Apollo Music Café presents forward-thinking, innovative artists and features diverse performances across a myriad of genres: R&B, hip-hop, soul, jazz, pop, funk, and rock. Apollo Comedy Club, has seen the iconic Theater returning to its comedic roots with an evening of comedy starring the best in comedy today.
The popularApollo Comedy Clubreturns on Thursday, October 3rd for a new season with an epic collection of comedians carefully selected by legendary comedy producer Bob Sumner, and Comedy Club’s resident DJ, DJ Qool Marv, featuring two season-welcoming performances.
Apollo Music Café’s opening weekend features performances by Peter Collins on October
4th and Kennedy Administration on Saturday, October 5th.Apollo Music Café shows are hosted by Jodine Dorce with music from Café resident DJ Hard Hittin Harry.
Peter Collins has forged a sound that is uniquely his own. With his limitless vocal range and masterful command of the guitar, Collins delivers a contagious blend of pop and acoustic soul that has made him a favorite in the underground music scene.
Known for their irresistible sound and stage presence, the Kennedy Administration transcends time and genres with their catalog of soul, jazz, and funk. The band is comprised of a cadre of multi-talented musicians that have performed with artists ranging from Gregory Porter to the legendary Stevie Wonder.
Bartolomeo is a singer, songwriter, and musician who is known to most New Yorkers for his performances in the subway and at coffee houses around the city. Tonight, in the true spirit of supporting emerging artists, the Apollo welcomes Bart and his band for a melodic mix of urban and classic soul.
Vocalist and cellist Shana Tucker is hailed by New York Music Daily, JazzTimes and NPR for her deep respect of lyrical storytelling and her ability to mix melodies with strong hints of jazz, classical, folk, acoustic pop and just the right touch of R&B to create a distinctive rhythmic tapestry.
Composer and musician Damien Sneed has worked with jazz, classical, pop, and R&B legends including Aretha Franklin, Wynton Marsalis, Jessye Norman, the Clarke Sisters, Stevie Wonder, Lawrence Brownlee, and many others. His unique understanding of these varying genres allows him to fluidly cover enormous musical ground in a single performance — one which is sure to create a warm, intimate evening of jazz, gospel, and cheer.
Yoli Zama is a South-African born singer/songwriter, storyteller, and culture curator. Through a blend of her native language of isiXhosa mixed with English, Yoli fuses the lush and organic textures of Southern African music with the rich and dynamic melodies of folk and soul.
French pianist and composer Tony Tixier makes his debut at the Apollo Music Café during New York’s Winter Jazz Festival. He has worked with a wide range of artists—including Andrea Bocelli, Etienne Charles, Gregory Porter and more. Tixier has performed on the “Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live”, headlined at Jazz à Vienne in Lyon, France, and the legendary Ronnie Scotts in London. Tony’s latest album is the hauntingly beautiful “Life of Sensitive Creatures.”
ABOUT THE APOLLO THEATER
The legendary Apollo Theater—the soul of American culture—plays a vital role in cultivating emerging artists and launching legends. Since its founding, the Apollo has served as a center of innovation and a creative catalyst for Harlem, the city of New York, and the world.
With music at its core, the Apollo’s programming extends to dance, theater, spoken word, and more. This includes special programs such as the blockbuster concert Bruno Mars Live at the Apollo, 100: The Apollo Celebrates Ella, the annual Africa Now! Festival, the New York premiere of the opera We Shall Not Be Moved, and the world premiere of Between the World and Me. The Apollo is a performing arts presenting organization that also produces festivals and large-scale dance and music works organized around a set of core initiatives that celebrate and extend the Apollo’s legacy through a contemporary lens; global festivals including the Women of the World (WOW) Festival and Breakin’ Convention, international and U.S.-based artist presentations focused on a specific theme; and special projects, multidisciplinary collaborations with partner organizations.