Latin and jazz music festival is coming to Long Island City next month – QNS.com
The Random Access Music Queens New Music Festival (RAM) returns to live concerts in Long Island City with lineups that include classical music, contemporary jazz and more in June.
The concert series is titled “ReEmerge”, celebrating the festival’s return to in-person concerts this year following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The series will take place June 10, 11, and 12 at CultureLab LIC, located at 5-25 46th Ave.
The festival started in 2006 and during the pandemic hosted a series of virtual concerts.
On Friday, June 10, at 7 p.m., the festival will begin with various composers and dancers. At 9 p.m., Emilio Teubal, pianist and composer, will take the stage.
Teubal is from Argentina but has lived in New York for over 22 years. After three disc releases, Teubal will present its latest ensemble consisting of piano, guitar and clarinet. This is the trio’s first public appearance since their concert at the Kennedy Center in February 2020.
The Quintet of the Americas will present Latin and jazz commissions on Saturday, June 11 at 4 p.m. Later in the evening, Shutterspeed Duo and guitarist Giacomo Baldelli will present their latest album “Electric Creatures”.
“In 2020, I was supposed to tour this album in the United States and Europe, but, because of the pandemic, I never got the chance to do so,” Baldelli said. “I love the idea of picking up where I left off.”
On Sunday, June 12, a tribute will be paid to RAM founder Allen Schulz and his music. In 2014, Schulz suffered a cardiac arrest, which left him in a coma for 29 days. Once out of the coma, he was blind and could not walk. But after rigorous therapy, he started composing again in 2020 and returned to performing in 2021.
The Long Island City Music Festival is sponsored by NYC Cultural Affairs, New York State of Opportunity, the National Endowment of the Arts and the Council on the Arts.
Tickets available online or in person 30 minutes before each concert are $10 for students and seniors, $20 for general admission, and $50 for a festival pass. To learn more about the event, visit the RAM website.