12 Jan 2024 NYC, NY Free


Time : 9:20pm
Venue : APAP
Address : Hilton Midtown, Madison Suite (2nd Floor)
State : NY

Please join The Scooches for a 15 minute showcase of original global Americana music.  The chart-topping Scooches will electrify your audience with curated sets of toe-tapping, hand-clapping music, leaving you with no choice but to dance along. The Scooches’ eclectic performances are like master classes in musicology that quite simply embody joy and excellent musicianship.

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About The Scooches:

The Scooches feature a world-class lineup of standout musicians from New York City, Suriname, the Caribbean, and more. The Scooches are an eclectic melting pot of original music inspired by world folk traditions, global Americana, New Orleans verve and the unfettered exuberance of the 1920s. Scooches members Betina Hershey, Miles Griffith, Angela Workman, Nick Russo and Harvey Wirht have performed with the likes of Paul McCartney, Jon Batiste, Paul Simon, Ray Charles, Harry Belafonte, Wynton Marsalis, and Prince.

Elmore Magazine championed the group’s “remarkable musical dexterity with songs that bask in a genuine roots regimen and a sense of timeless tradition.” The Big Takeover magazine best described their fluid convergence of minds, souls and cultures as “Not just music forged from myriad sounds and cultural styles garnered from genre and geography but the music of the world, about the world.” The Scooches have performed at prestigious events such as Kansas City Folk Fest, WoodSongs, WFUV Sunday Supper, Blue Plate Special, WMOT Finally Friday, WNCW Studio B Sessions, and Mid-Winter Folk Fest at Club Passim.

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For Bookings Contact Nick Russo: / 516.982.7496

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