THE MILK MAN & SONS
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

THE MILK MAN & SONS

The Milkman & Sons is a Brooklyn based band that plays Traditional Blues and Prohibition Jazz. They are known for their ability to take audiences in a musical time machine by playing the music of such varied notables as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Django Reinhardt, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael and Little Walter as well as original music written in a similar style. While the band is always fronted by singer, harmonica player and guitarist, Marcus Milius it usually features violinist, Karl Meyer and bassist, Luc Decker. As a trio they have earned a reputation for artfully creating an intimate ambiance and still being able to bring a room to life with contagious energy. They developed this craft playing up to six nights a week at local bars, restaurants and events.

 

, World!

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GELBER & MANNING
Dec
21
8:00 PM20:00

GELBER & MANNING

Gelber & Manning is a Brooklyn-based musical vaudeville duo, comprised of Jesse Gelber on piano and Kate Manning on vocals. They specialize in ragtime and early jazz styles, in addition to performing original songs. Gelber & Manning can be found performing as a duo act or with their band at New York's hottest vintage events, including Wit's End, Dances of Vice, The Salon, and The Champagne Riot.  Music from their first album, Gelber & Manning Goes Public, is featured in the Alvin Ailey ballet, Uptown.  Along with director James Lester, they are the creators and producers of the web series Gintown, which has been featured at The New York Television Festival, The Hollywood Film Festival, and The Coney Island Film Festival.  Additionally a composer/lyricist team, Gelber & Manning composed the scores for Gintown and for the musical Vaudeville at the Gin Mill.  Their latest project is a new musical about Storyville, New Orleans, entitled Where All The Rivers Go To Sleep.

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THE BABY SODA JAZZ BAND
Dec
22
8:00 PM20:00

THE BABY SODA JAZZ BAND

Baby Soda is on the cutting edge of a new movement loosely known as street jazz; with an eclectic set of influences ranging from New Orleans brass bands, jug music, southern gospel and hot jazz. The ensemble doesn’t desire to recreate the past, rather they bring the concept and joy of the music to the present.

Baby Soda is an adaptable and ever changing group made up of New York’s finest musicians; featuring trumpet, accordion, clarinet, washboard, banjo and one string box bass.

“With your eyes closed, you could have been on Bourbon Street.” - NY Daily News

http://babysoda.org

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THE BABY SODA JAZZ BAND
Dec
29
8:00 PM20:00

THE BABY SODA JAZZ BAND

Baby Soda is on the cutting edge of a new movement loosely known as street jazz; with an eclectic set of influences ranging from New Orleans brass bands, jug music, southern gospel and hot jazz. The ensemble doesn’t desire to recreate the past, rather they bring the concept and joy of the music to the present.

Baby Soda is an adaptable and ever changing group made up of New York’s finest musicians; featuring trumpet, accordion, clarinet, washboard, banjo and one string box bass.

“With your eyes closed, you could have been on Bourbon Street.” - NY Daily News

http://babysoda.org

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KEN SIMON QUARTET
Dec
8
8:00 PM20:00

KEN SIMON QUARTET

The Ken Simon Quartet pays tribute to great jazz innovators who left their mark on the jazz world and gave us "Modern" Jazz. Hear the sounds of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Thelonius Monk, Ornette Coleman, and John Coltrane.

 

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THE NIGHTCAP with DJ ADM
Dec
7
to Dec 8

THE NIGHTCAP with DJ ADM

THE NIGHTCAP // THE BROOKLYN FIREFLY AFTER HOURS
PRESENTING MUSIC & LIVE DJ SETS // FUNK / SOUL / HIP HOP / NEW WAVE & MORE

What is this you ask?

Music to give a part two to your escapades this Friday. Introducing ‘The Nightcap’, where we’ll be hosting some DJ sets after our live jazz for you to vibe out on, zone in on, and hear curated sets of various genre.

⚡️Reverse Happy Hour from 10pm to 1am ⚡️

DJ ADM
Soul! Old School Hip Hop! Get yours popping with The Nightcap.

@thebadracket


⚡️🌫⚡️🌫 ⚡️

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TITO DELER aka HARLEM SLIM
Dec
7
8:30 PM20:30

TITO DELER aka HARLEM SLIM

We are very proud to be hosting the incredibly talented Tito Deler, also known as Harlem Slim.  Born and raised in uptown Manhattan, Tito Deler is the son of immigrants from the Dominican Republic. With a natural gift for music, Deler started playing piano at an early age and picked up the guitar by age eight. But it wasn’t until he was 38 that Tito found his true instrument: a steel body resonator guitar. He started writing music of his own, combining sounds from his New York upbringing with the style of pre-war Mississippi Delta blues. He releases his first record, The Original Harlem Slim, which was named one of the top 15 albums by Other Music.

https://www.ted.com/talks/tito_deler_my_fine_reward

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CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
Dec
7
5:00 PM17:00

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

Festive things are coming your way. Something for everyone. This Friday Dec 7th -not only does our toy drive begin but we also kick off the holiday season with all the comforts - holiday tree lighting, a classic holiday movie, food, drink and lastly some *insanely* great live music courtesy of @harlemslim and @thebadracket DJ ADM. Free hot chocolate & amores to warm you up. See you Friday!

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THE MILK MAN & SONS
Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

THE MILK MAN & SONS

The Milkman & Sons is a Brooklyn based band that plays Traditional Blues and Prohibition Jazz. They are known for their ability to take audiences in a musical time machine by playing the music of such varied notables as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Django Reinhardt, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael and Little Walter as well as original music written in a similar style. While the band is always fronted by singer, harmonica player and guitarist, Marcus Milius it usually features violinist, Karl Meyer and bassist, Luc Decker. As a trio they have earned a reputation for artfully creating an intimate ambiance and still being able to bring a room to life with contagious energy. They developed this craft playing up to six nights a week at local bars, restaurants and events.

 

, World!

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THE NIGHTCAP with DJ ADM
Nov
30
to Dec 1

THE NIGHTCAP with DJ ADM

THE NIGHTCAP // THE BROOKLYN FIREFLY AFTER HOURS
PRESENTING MUSIC & LIVE DJ SETS // FUNK / SOUL / HIP HOP / NEW WAVE & MORE

What is this you ask?

Music to give a part two to your escapades this Friday. Introducing ‘The Nightcap’, where we’ll be hosting some DJ sets after our live jazz for you to vibe out on, zone in on, and hear curated sets of various genre.

⚡️Reverse Happy Hour from 10pm to 1am ⚡️

DJ ADM
Soul! Old School Hip Hop! Get yours popping with The Nightcap.

@thebadracket


⚡️🌫⚡️🌫 ⚡️

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ROBBIE LEE TRIO
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

ROBBIE LEE TRIO

Robbie Lee, born and raised in Tucson, Arizona began playing alto saxophone at age 12, later switching to piano. Soon after, he joined the Tucson Jazz Institute, a community music program dedicated to giving students opportunities to play and develop meaningful relationships through music. With TJI he was given a firm grounding in the traditional forms of jazz from Trad to Post-Bop and was encouraged to develop his own voice and keep an open mind. By the age of 14, Lee had began performing at various venues on a weekly basis. In both 2010 and 2014 he was given opportunities to tour and play at numerous jazz festivals in Europe with TJI including Jazz a Vienne, the Umbria Jazz Festival, and the Montreux Jazz Festival.

Throughout high school, Lee was given awards for performance and composition by YoungArts, DownBeat, The Next Generation Jazz Festival, and the Essentially Ellington Competition & Festival.  These awards include Outstanding Tripler and the Ella Fitzgerald outstanding soloist award presented by Wynton Marsalis at the Essentially Ellington Festival. In 2015 Downbeat Magazine awarded him Outstanding Composition for Large Ensemble as part of the 38th Student Music Awards. He has had the honor of playing with Brice Winston, Charles Mcpherson, Ray Drummond, Candido Camero, and Jimmy Heath. 

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THE BABY SODA JAZZ BAND
Nov
24
8:00 PM20:00

THE BABY SODA JAZZ BAND

Baby Soda is on the cutting edge of a new movement loosely known as street jazz; with an eclectic set of influences ranging from New Orleans brass bands, jug music, southern gospel and hot jazz. The ensemble doesn’t desire to recreate the past, rather they bring the concept and joy of the music to the present.

Baby Soda is an adaptable and ever changing group made up of New York’s finest musicians; featuring trumpet, accordion, clarinet, washboard, banjo and one string box bass.

“With your eyes closed, you could have been on Bourbon Street.” - NY Daily News

http://babysoda.org

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THE BABY SODA JAZZ BAND
Nov
17
8:00 PM20:00

THE BABY SODA JAZZ BAND

Baby Soda is on the cutting edge of a new movement loosely known as street jazz; with an eclectic set of influences ranging from New Orleans brass bands, jug music, southern gospel and hot jazz. The ensemble doesn’t desire to recreate the past, rather they bring the concept and joy of the music to the present.

Baby Soda is an adaptable and ever changing group made up of New York’s finest musicians; featuring trumpet, accordion, clarinet, washboard, banjo and one string box bass.

“With your eyes closed, you could have been on Bourbon Street.” - NY Daily News

http://babysoda.org

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THE NIGHTCAP with JUSTIN DEAN THOMAS
Nov
16
to Nov 17

THE NIGHTCAP with JUSTIN DEAN THOMAS

THE NIGHTCAP // THE BROOKLYN FIREFLY AFTER HOURS
PRESENTING MUSIC & LIVE DJ SETS // FUNK / SOUL / HIP HOP / NEW WAVE & MORE

What is this you ask?

Music to give a part two to your escapades this Friday. Introducing ‘The Nightcap’, where we’ll be hosting some DJ sets after our live jazz for you to vibe out on, zone in on, and hear curated sets of various genre.

⚡️Reverse Happy Hour from 10pm to 1am ⚡️

JUSTIN DEAN THOMAS
NYC mythical figure and young music maker of time traveling descent passes through here.
@justindeanthomas
This one’s gonna be good.
⚡️🌫⚡️🌫 ⚡️

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GELBER & MANNING
Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

GELBER & MANNING

Gelber & Manning is a Brooklyn-based musical vaudeville duo, comprised of Jesse Gelber on piano and Kate Manning on vocals. They specialize in ragtime and early jazz styles, in addition to performing original songs. Gelber & Manning can be found performing as a duo act or with their band at New York's hottest vintage events, including Wit's End, Dances of Vice, The Salon, and The Champagne Riot.  Music from their first album, Gelber & Manning Goes Public, is featured in the Alvin Ailey ballet, Uptown.  Along with director James Lester, they are the creators and producers of the web series Gintown, which has been featured at The New York Television Festival, The Hollywood Film Festival, and The Coney Island Film Festival.  Additionally a composer/lyricist team, Gelber & Manning composed the scores for Gintown and for the musical Vaudeville at the Gin Mill.  Their latest project is a new musical about Storyville, New Orleans, entitled Where All The Rivers Go To Sleep.

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NOTORIOUS HIP HOP BRUNCH
Nov
11
11:00 AM11:00

NOTORIOUS HIP HOP BRUNCH

The Firefly will be turning daytime into nighttime on November 11th for a blackout brunch featuring a live performance by Sadat X and a live DJ set by DJ ADM.
IF YOU LIKE FOOD AND OLD SCHOOL HIP HOP THIS IS FOR YOU.

11am-3pm

Food. Booze. Music.

BLACKOUT

BOTTOMLESS

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Reservations can be made by phone during business hours only.

718-833-5000

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THE MILK MAN & SONS
Nov
10
8:00 PM20:00

THE MILK MAN & SONS

The Milkman & Sons is a Brooklyn based band that plays Traditional Blues and Prohibition Jazz. They are known for their ability to take audiences in a musical time machine by playing the music of such varied notables as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Django Reinhardt, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael and Little Walter as well as original music written in a similar style. While the band is always fronted by singer, harmonica player and guitarist, Marcus Milius it usually features violinist, Karl Meyer and bassist, Luc Decker. As a trio they have earned a reputation for artfully creating an intimate ambiance and still being able to bring a room to life with contagious energy. They developed this craft playing up to six nights a week at local bars, restaurants and events.

 

, World!

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CRISTINA GATTI
Nov
9
8:00 PM20:00

CRISTINA GATTI

Swing into the heavenly jazz remake of popular modern music performed by a young talented songstress Cristina Gatti from the well-renowned Postmodern Jukebox. Sit back and enjoy stylish vintage jazz version of famed music from Beyoncé, Sam Smith and many more.

 

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ROBBIE LEE TRIO
Nov
3
8:00 PM20:00

ROBBIE LEE TRIO

Robbie Lee, born and raised in Tucson, Arizona began playing alto saxophone at age 12, later switching to piano. Soon after, he joined the Tucson Jazz Institute, a community music program dedicated to giving students opportunities to play and develop meaningful relationships through music. With TJI he was given a firm grounding in the traditional forms of jazz from Trad to Post-Bop and was encouraged to develop his own voice and keep an open mind. By the age of 14, Lee had began performing at various venues on a weekly basis. In both 2010 and 2014 he was given opportunities to tour and play at numerous jazz festivals in Europe with TJI including Jazz a Vienne, the Umbria Jazz Festival, and the Montreux Jazz Festival.

Throughout high school, Lee was given awards for performance and composition by YoungArts, DownBeat, The Next Generation Jazz Festival, and the Essentially Ellington Competition & Festival.  These awards include Outstanding Tripler and the Ella Fitzgerald outstanding soloist award presented by Wynton Marsalis at the Essentially Ellington Festival. In 2015 Downbeat Magazine awarded him Outstanding Composition for Large Ensemble as part of the 38th Student Music Awards. He has had the honor of playing with Brice Winston, Charles Mcpherson, Ray Drummond, Candido Camero, and Jimmy Heath. 

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ALEXA BARCHINI
Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

ALEXA BARCHINI

Alexa Barchini is a jazz vocalist, composer, and lyricist based in the Philadelphia area. Raised in a culturally diverse family with a mother that studied opera, Alexa began singing as a young girl—hairbrush in hand as a pseudo-microphone. Though initially attracted to mostly classical and pop repertoire, she was introduced to jazz and improvised music as a teenager. Somewhere along the line she caught the proverbial ‘bug,’ and has since gone on to study and perform in various settings, with tours taking her to Los Angeles, Berlin, New York, and Boston. With a particular interest in the music of Brazil, her compositions fuse her deep love of jazz and jazz singing—rich harmonies, a capacity for story telling, and improvisatory freedom—with playful Latin-influenced rhythms and the warm, understated style of singers like João Gilberto. 

Of one of her most recent work on New York pianist Julian Shore’s 2012 release, Filaments, All About Jazz critic Dave Wayne said, “Her voice is close-miked, soft and intimate, and conveys the feeling that she's sharing a secret that is just beyond one's grasp.” She recently completed a Bachelor’s degree in vocal jazz performance at Temple University in Philadelphia where she was lucky enough to study under the direction of Joanna Pascale, Dick Oatts, Bruce Barth, and Terell Stafford. Over the past few years, she has had the opportunity to record and perform with such artists as Kurt Rosenwinkel, Gilad Hekselman, John Swana, Wycliffe Gordon, and Terell Stafford, among others. 

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GELBER & MANNING
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

GELBER & MANNING

Gelber & Manning is a Brooklyn-based musical vaudeville duo, comprised of Jesse Gelber on piano and Kate Manning on vocals. They specialize in ragtime and early jazz styles, in addition to performing original songs. Gelber & Manning can be found performing as a duo act or with their band at New York's hottest vintage events, including Wit's End, Dances of Vice, The Salon, and The Champagne Riot.  Music from their first album, Gelber & Manning Goes Public, is featured in the Alvin Ailey ballet, Uptown.  Along with director James Lester, they are the creators and producers of the web series Gintown, which has been featured at The New York Television Festival, The Hollywood Film Festival, and The Coney Island Film Festival.  Additionally a composer/lyricist team, Gelber & Manning composed the scores for Gintown and for the musical Vaudeville at the Gin Mill.  Their latest project is a new musical about Storyville, New Orleans, entitled Where All The Rivers Go To Sleep.

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KEN SIMON QUARTET
Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

KEN SIMON QUARTET

The Ken Simon Quartet pays tribute to great jazz innovators who left their mark on the jazz world and gave us "Modern" Jazz. Hear the sounds of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Thelonius Monk, Ornette Coleman, and John Coltrane.

 

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THE MILK MAN & SONS
Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

THE MILK MAN & SONS

The Milkman & Sons is a Brooklyn based band that plays Traditional Blues and Prohibition Jazz. They are known for their ability to take audiences in a musical time machine by playing the music of such varied notables as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Django Reinhardt, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael and Little Walter as well as original music written in a similar style. While the band is always fronted by singer, harmonica player and guitarist, Marcus Milius it usually features violinist, Karl Meyer and bassist, Luc Decker. As a trio they have earned a reputation for artfully creating an intimate ambiance and still being able to bring a room to life with contagious energy. They developed this craft playing up to six nights a week at local bars, restaurants and events.

 

, World!

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BEDLAM SWING
Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

BEDLAM SWING

Bedlam Swing is New York City's premier Jazz and Swing ensemble. They have an innovative blend of 1930's Swing, Traditional European Folk music and classic American Jazz.

Bedlam Swing began to see the light of day as a jam session between friends within the NYC jazz community, and quickly grew from there into the cohesive and creative ensemble it is today. Members include Ellie Goodman on violin, Brandon Vetrano on guitar,  Joshua Kaye on rhythm guitar, and James Robbins on bass. 

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HANNA GILL
Oct
13
8:00 PM20:00

HANNA GILL

Hannah Gill is a soulful 20-year old vocal powerhouse and songwriter whose voice brings to mind soulful performers such as Florence & The Machine, Lana Del Rey, and Kate Nash.

Her uncommon vocal talent combined with wisdom and maturity in her young age is what sets Hannah apart. With a sound that is alive, fresh and vibrant, and includes a jazz vibe that is crisp and modern - Hannah rises above the created and overdone sound that frequents today's airwaves.

It wasn't long before Gill paired up with producer and musician Brad Hammonds. As soon as Hammonds heard her, he understood that Gill was something special. Gill's vocal sophistication conveys deep emotion without resorting to histrionics or auto tune synthesized vocals.

They were soon on a roll as Gill, accompanied by Hammonds, along with a spare group of double bass, drums and trumpet crooned her way to the effervescent and sparkling sound.

In the studio or onstage, Gill is spontaneous. After all, she notes, "The whole point of music is to experiment."

Her live band – Hammonds [guitar], Mathias Kunzli [drums], Jason DiMatteo [bass] and Matthew Jodrell [trumpet] - brings a wealth of experience with them, ranging from work with Paul Anka to Regina Spektor.

Hannah herself has worked with successful music veterans including four-time Grammy Winner, Brian Vibberts, who produced her debut self-titled EP.

Hannah’s first single from I Feel Awake gained impressive reviews and after debuting through Earmilk is now featured on both MTV and VH1.

Her music video for single I Feel Awake featured in MTVu’s Freshmen competition where Hannah beat off stiff competiton from acts such as the hugely successful Sheppard. Her music video is now in full rotation on their channel.

Every journey begins with a single step, so the proverb goes. Hannah Gill has made hers into a giant leap. -  FROM SONICBIDS

Here she is singing with Post Modern Jukebox:

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THE BABY SODA JAZZ BAND
Oct
6
8:00 PM20:00

THE BABY SODA JAZZ BAND

Baby Soda is on the cutting edge of a new movement loosely known as street jazz; with an eclectic set of influences ranging from New Orleans brass bands, jug music, southern gospel and hot jazz. The ensemble doesn’t desire to recreate the past, rather they bring the concept and joy of the music to the present.

Baby Soda is an adaptable and ever changing group made up of New York’s finest musicians; featuring trumpet, accordion, clarinet, washboard, banjo and one string box bass.

“With your eyes closed, you could have been on Bourbon Street.” - NY Daily News

http://babysoda.org

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KEN SIMON QUARTET
Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

KEN SIMON QUARTET

The Ken Simon Quartet pays tribute to great jazz innovators who left their mark on the jazz world and gave us "Modern" Jazz. Hear the sounds of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Thelonius Monk, Ornette Coleman, and John Coltrane.

 

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MARTINA DaSILVA
Sep
29
8:00 PM20:00

MARTINA DaSILVA

Jazz vocalist Martina DaSilva, a New York City native, captivates audiences with her signature blend of daring technical virtuosity and expressive emotional sensitivity.  Drawing equally from the styles of early jazz, opera, and chamber music, her musicality transcends conventional genre labelling.  As a Brazilian-American, Martina also has a passion for performing the works of Brazilian composers.  DaSilva actively performs with her own group in addition to leading the jazz vocal harmony group, The Ladybugs.  Martina has received high praise for her performances at the Kennedy Center, the Bern International Jazz Festival,  the Blue Note Jazz Festival, the NYC Hot Jazz Festival,  Jazz At Lincoln Center’s Generations in Jazz Festival, and the NY Winter Jazzfest. 

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CRISTINA GATTI
Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

CRISTINA GATTI

Swing into the heavenly jazz remake of popular modern music performed by a young talented songstress Cristina Gatti from the well-renowned Postmodern Jukebox. Sit back and enjoy stylish vintage jazz version of famed music from Beyoncé, Sam Smith and many more.

 

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