Maitri Record Release

Late Show

Maitri Record Release

Melanie Charles, DJ Center

Thu, November 2, 2017

Doors: 9:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY


This event is 21 and over

Maitri - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
"Imagine David Bowie producing a show featuring Sam Cooke songs as played by the Dirty Projectors." Translated from Sanskrit, Maitri (”my tree”) is an unconditional friendship and acceptance of yourself that extends outward to the world. This group was formed by Caroline Davis (voice/woodwinds) to embrace both the hardship and ecstasy of life through song, and it is now a collective songwriting outlet for both herself and Ben Hoffmann (voice/keyboards). Featuring driving keyboards and a powerful rhythm section that includes Sam Weber (bass) and Jay Sawyer (drums), Maitri incorporates a heavy dose of soul and R&B, while also drawing upon various other influences including indie music. Based in Brooklyn, NY, Maitri is a new sound that reflects modern day struggle and offers hope for a better reality.
Melanie Charles - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Melanie Charles
Brooklyn-Born Haitian Singer-Songwriter,Flutist, arranger, producer, actress and teacher; Melanie Charles has been building a buzz since 2010 performing internationally and being featured on albums alongside artist such as Gregory Porter, Jose James (under the direction of guitarist/Producer Nicola Conte), Lakecia Benjamin, Jesse Fischer, Laura Izibor and many other Soul, Jazz and contemporary artists. Melanie has already seen the world and performed as a leader and as a "featured singer" at top venues such as Blue Note NY, Milan and Japan, Duc Des Lombards in Paris, LPR in NY and many others.

"One of the most dynamic vocal pipes ever witnessed..." –KariJazz.
DJ Center - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
DJ Center
Whether at the turntables, or in studio behind the boards, DJ Center soul-travels, navigating audiences with a crate of musical goods from around the globe, while echoing a New York state of mind. Center has rocked audiences from Los Angeles to Barcelona. His set is synonymous with the finest of selections whether he is doing Music Supervision for Gucci, recording radio sessions for Giant Step, or keeping NYC parties on their feet until the wee hours. The year 2010 marked DJ Center’s debut as producer, with the critically acclaimed album, Everything in Time – a ride across multiple genres, woven by lush piano chords, warm bass lines, flying tambourines and soaring horns. Center’s productions have been championed by the likes of The Huffington Post,, Gilles Peterson, Bobbito, DJ Vadim, Nightmares on Wax, and Nickodemus.
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002