Live@Lunch 2017 Lineup and Dates:

May 31st: Luellen Abdoo is music performance graduate of SUNY Purchase College and an experienced freelance violinist in the Metropolitan area. She has performed with the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Brooklyn Philharmonic, New Jersey symphony, New York Virtuosi, and others. She has also had great success in the rock and pop world, performing with the likes of Ray Charles, Bon Jovi, and Jay and the Americans. Luellen is also the artistic director and performer for the NYC Ballet Musicians and Friends, a chamber music series that takes place in Saratoga Springs, NY, the summer home for the world-class dance company.

June 7th: Wayne Tucker is a 29 year old Trumpet player/Composer/Arranger/Actor based in NYC. He is a 2009 graduate of the Jazz Studies program at SUNY Purchase under the direction of Todd Coolman. Wayne has played with many of today’s current Jazz stars including Kurt Elling, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Cyrille Aimee, and Pop stars like Taylor Swift, Elvis Costello, Matt Simons and Ne-Yo. He has performed at some of the world’s greatest venues including Madison Square Garden, The Hollywood Bowl, Avery Fisher Hall, The Apollo Theatre, The Ravinia Festival and The Kennedy Center. Wayne can be seen performing in NYC, and around the world with many contemporary up and coming jazz artists.

June 14th: “YAZ BAND” was formed in 2002 and has since been playing in New York Metro area. Yaz Band is a four piece group which plays classic R&B songs written by artists such as Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire and Marvin Gaye as well as original instrumental tunes influenced by Grover Washington, Jr., Maceo Parker and The Crusaders. YAZ BAND has gained exposure and recognition “above ground” as performed at the Lincoln Center’s “Out of Doors” Festival and at the historic “Apollo Theater” , both in New York City. Additionally, audiences have had the pleasure to hear his energetic and soulful playing at many venues throughout the metropolitan area.

June 21st: We will have a full day of music in participation with the city-wide program Make Music NY Festival.

June 28th: THREEDS is a New York City based oboe trio that includes oboists Kathy Halvorson, Katie Scheele and Mark Snyder. Formed in 2008, the trio enjoys creating new paths for the oboe and English horn, playing their own arrangements of pop, rock, jazz, folk and world music while using improvisational techniques. The trio aims to make the oboe an instrument that is more accessible to all, bringing their music “out of the concert hall” to bars, rock venues, galleries and public places. Having played over 40 shows in the past two years, the trio has earned a respectful following in the NYC area and often plays at venues including Joe’s Pub, the Living Room, Rockwood Music Hall, Caffe Vivaldi and public outdoor spaces as part of Make Music NY.

July 19th: Jason Green is a very proficient and versatile musician. He is adept in many styles of music including jazz, blues, western swing, latin and bluegrass, to name a few. He has over 25 years of professional music experience working with such diverse artists as Big Jack Johnson, Cornell Dupree, Joey McIntyre (New Kids on the Block), Robert Lockwood Jr., Luther Kent, Eddie Shaw, Kim Wilson, Sam Carr, and more. He also fronts his own band Jason Green and the Labor of Love.

July 26th: Andy suzuki & The Method have been making music for nearly a decade. The pair first garned wider attention with their buoyant, organic folk-pop album, Born out of Mischief, and soon found themselves opening for names as large as Ringo starr, Eric Hutchinson and Joshua Radin. Fans fell hard for their combination of a “velvet voice” (NPR) and their “deadly way with melody” (TIMEOUT New York). Their sinuous songwriting, which curves into eddies and unexpected shapes at every measure, is steadied by andy’s impossibly dulcet vocals, that carry us gently through as the songs toss and heave. Throughout, Andy and Kozza are more than performers or songwriters: they’re our tour guides through a fresh musical landscape, with unknown terrain that they themselves are giddy to find.