NY PopsUp, the statewide initiative designed to celebrate and reinvigorate the arts in New York, will present an array of performances this weekend from Brooklyn to Staten Island. Performances include the second in a series of Jazz Clubs curated by Cécile McLorin Salvant and a Staten Island Artist Spotlight that includes three eclectic groups each led by a leader in the Staten Island arts community.
On Friday, April 30, Jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant curates the second in a series of Jazz Clubs in a park. The performance will be led by Jazz musician, emcee, singer, producer and drummer, Kyle Poole, and will feature artists Paul Wilson, Michael King, and Morgan Guerin.
On Saturday, May 1, NY PopsUp goes to Staten Island for the first time to highlight three local groups from the area. Multi-instrumentalist Jesse Blum leads an intergenerational quintet in New Orleans-style Jazz; percussionist and curator Darrell Smith’s prolific Del Segno Trio perform 40s and 50s-style Jazz; and interdisciplinary artist and poet Jahtiek Long curates a poetry and hip-hop that includes Thomas Fucaloro and Calvin (CEE) Bagby.
The performances will be live streamed on the festival’s Instagram feed: @NYPopsUp.