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November 2016

Bumper Jacksons

November 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $29

"You may come for the jazz: clarinet and horns and swingy rhythms, plus Billie Holliday and Duke Ellington classics. But you'll stay for all the other ingredients in their mélange: fiddles and guitars, bouncy banjo-ukes, weepy country pedal steel, rock-and-roll electric guitar, jug-band kazoo and assorted percussion" —Huffington Post.

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May 2017

The Ebony Hillbillies

May 27, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $24

As one of the last black string bands in the U.S.—currently based in the concrete hills of NYC—the Hillbillies keep an important legacy alive with a rootsy, homegrown style that many forget was a key element in the genesis of all the music we cherish as uniquely American—jazz, blues, bluegrass, rockabilly, rock and roll and country.

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June 2017

The Gibson Brothers

June 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$12 - $28

"Bluegrass superstars" (New York Times)
Winners of numerous International Bluegrass Music Awards, including entertainer of the year, song of the year and album of the year.

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AURELIO

June 17, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $24

Singer-songwriter, guitarist, and percussionist Aurelio Martinez is a cultural warrior for the Garifuna people of the Caribbean Coast of Central America. Aurelio’s sound is firmly rooted in surging rhythms, driven by the spirited thumping of traditional drums alongside hypnotic melodies. Aurelio’s passion for his culture is matched by his joyful spirit, powerful voice, and musical chops. “Not only the leading figure of Garifuna music but one of the great artists of Latin America”—London Evening Standard.

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July 2017

Gala Dance Under the Stars with Los TexManiacs

July 15, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $26

Combine a hefty helping of Tex Mex conjunto, simmer with several parts Texas rock, add a daring dash of well-cured blues and R&B riffs, and you’ve cooked up the tasty, oh-so-dance-able TexManiacs groove!

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DakhaBrakha

July 22, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $27

Reshaping ancient and contemporary Ukrainian music, DakhaBrakha’s hypnotic textures meld soulful folk and ritual songs with Balkan, African, Jazz and R&B. This playful band from Kiev will perform new songs from their yet to released album as well as old favorites.

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JP Harris & Chance McCoy

July 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $17

An eclectic mix of folk, rock, and country, with banjo, guitar, and fiddle.

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August 2017

Daymé Arocena

August 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $24

With exceptional warmth and a powerful presence to augment her virtuosity, Daymé Arocena is one of the “most inviting ambassadors” for Cuba’s contemporary music. Santerian chant, rhythmic complexity, fluid jazz styling, and a nuanced Afro-Cuban soulfulness—she channels the elements in service to her audience and culture.

“Ms. Arocena unites cosmopolitan musicianship with deep roots”—New York Times.

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Steve Riley & Racines

August 11, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $24

This French Music supergroup draws its inspiration from the music of southwest Louisiana and pays tribute to its pioneers with classic Cajun, Creole, zydeco, and swamp blues songs.

Each band member is an acclaimed musician in his own right; seeing them perform together as Racines is a rare treat!

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September 2017

The Rahim AlHaj Trio

September 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $24

Iraqi oud virtuoso and composer Rahim AlHaj perfectly blends traditional and contemporary music with breathtaking skill and emotion. Joined by santour maestro Sourena Sefati and Palestinian-American Arabic percussion master Issa Malluf, this 2-time Grammy nominee translates the haunting sorrow, joy, angst, passion, and determination that he has experienced and witnessed in his lifelong struggle against injustice — as an Iraqi, a political refugee, and now as an American citizen—into soulful and passionate music.

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Ranky Tanky

September 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $27

With influences of jazz, blues, gospel, and folk music, this Charleston, South Carolina-based quintet’s repertoire is built on re-imagined arrangements of playful game songs, ecstatic shouts, heartbreaking spirituals, and delicate lullabies from the centuries-old Gullah tradition of America's southeastern Sea Islands, where geographical isolation has helped sustain treasured West African traditions and ways of life for generations.

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October 2017

Frisson

October 22, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$11 - $17

A nine-piece chamber ensemble featuring NYC’s finest young classical musicians, Frisson showcases a myriad of rarely-performed masterworks. Listen and enjoy as Frisson expands and contracts into a variety of ensembles, including quintets, sextets, and a small chamber orchestra.

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November 2017

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana

November 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$8 - $15

We’ll close out the season with a wonderful blend of entertainment and education. Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana is one of America’s premier Spanish dance companies. Four artists—two dancers, a singer, and a guitarist—will present a lecture-demonstration program in colorful traditional costumes. Discover the intricacies of flamenco, its cultural history, and details of the varied instruments involved in the art form. Audience participation will be a vital aspect of the show, which ends with a Q & A and will be…

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March 2018

Annual Membership Gathering

Sunday, March 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Greenane Farms, 196 County Highway 10
Meridale, NY 13806 United States
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$25

Please join us for mid-winter drinks, food, conversation, and the all-important business of being a member of The West Kortright Centre!

WKC Members only!

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May 2018

LADAMA

Sunday, May 27 @ 8:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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(Latinx contemporary music)
Blending Pan-American traditional music with soul, R&B, and pop, the group creates a sonic experience through which we can view our future as a world that communicates across continents and cultures with sound and story.
Their recently released album hit #1 on both the iTunes & Amazon Latin charts.

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June 2018

Community Celebration of Martha’s Retirement

Saturday, June 2 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Let the Great Retirement Rumpus Begin!
Join us in celebrating Martha Van Burek & her 31 years as our glorious Executive Director!

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Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

Saturday, June 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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$12 - $30

“A powerhouse country, blues, gospel and honky tonk”—Wall Street Journal.

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Choir! Choir! Choir!

Saturday, June 16 @ 8:00 pm
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road
East Meredith, NY
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Choir! Choir! Choir! exists to celebrate music and push the boundaries between practice and performance, artist and audience. They take a non-traditional approach...the audience is the choir! Just show up and they’ll teach you an original arrangement to a song you love, offering the proven benefits and good feelings that singing can bring, with the ultimate side effect: a powerful community.
“Choir! Choir! Choir! has fashioned a profound way for people to connect and interact”—The New Yorker.

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