New Jack Swing Night: Red Bull Arts New York, Louie & Chan
A chat with Blackstreet mastermind Teddy Riley will focus on “the roots of a New York music genre,” says Red Bull Music Academy’s Adam Shore. A dance party hosted by Kid Capri and Brucie B will follow.
Werner Herzog in Conversation: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Red Bull Music Academy has been chasing the 74-year-old film icon for four years; he’ll be screening and breaking down his favorite music moments in cinematic history.
Gucci Mane & Zaytoven: Piano Nights
The Atlanta rapper-producer duo will strip down its many hits on a set of keys. Zaytoven expects a personal experience: “It’ll be like everyone came into my living room. For the real fans, it could be emotional. We put out so much music that people love, and they get to see it firsthand in an intimate setting. For any fan of Gucci Mane, this is definitely a must-see.”
Solange Presents ‘Scales’: Guggenheim Museum
A one-night-only deconstruction, in the round: Solange will turn her A Seat at the Table LP into “a multimedia performance that resembles a dance recital,” says Shore.
A Tribute To Alice Coltrane: Knockdown Center
During different parts of this two-part event honoring the late jazz legend, Coltrane’s son Ravi will perform her early music with an all-star band, and the audience sits barefoot on carpets.
Ticket prices vary; go to nyc.redbullmusicacademy.com.