Upon walking into The Shrine, you immediately feel disconnected from the worries and troubles of the world outside. This place is all about art and supporting those who produce it and those who know how to appreciate it. The diversity of the musical talent can boggle the mind, but the quality never suffers.
Bayo Fayemi is a New York city based guitarist and composer. He began pursuing jazz his freshman year at CUNY York College. He is the leader of the Bayo Fayemi quintet, a group comprised of peers from the York College big band, which has performed with drum legend Bernard Purdie. the quintet primarily plays originals, standards, and jazz-influenced grooves.
Likwuid blends her noble rhymes with lip biting grooves, I feel fortunate that her craft and beautiful spirit are rising in this decade as a contemporary. After experiencing Likwuid Stylez, i feel fully satisfied from the frontal lobe to the hip bones. -Esperanza Spalding, Grammy Award Winner
The Heartland Nomads are an American-roots band based in Brooklyn. The band is made up of Chi Ko on vocals, Greg Meyer on guitar, and Andrew Quan on drums. They met and became friends in Los Angeles while working at Liberty in North Korea, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing and resettling North Korean refugees.