Calendar

Bruce has been in the studio growing a CD, doing side projects, appearing on TV and radio, playing private events, creating videos, performing traditional regional Mexican son jarocho music and dance and gigging here & there. Stay tuned.  

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Previous events

Jan6

Special Fandango for La Rosca

Citylore, 55 E1st Street, New York, NY

Another celebration of traditional music and dance from Veracruz, Mexico in honor of The Three Kings - with Bruce and his compadres and comadres! Special cake for the occasion for all

Nov9

Bruce Markow in Concert!

Peoples' Voice Cafe, 45 E. 35rd St., New York, NY

PLEASE NOTE: Bruce's set will run for approximately 55 minutes, with his start time sometime TBD between 8pm and 9:30pm. How about coming for the whole evening? Doors open at 7:30.

https://www.peoplesvoicecafe.org Get info about the venue and also Concetta Abbate, whose set precedes Bruce's, TBD

https://www.brucemarkow.com NOTE: Web site is under partial reconstruction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AADzmtQ6H-M The first music video from the brand new brucemarkowmusic YouTube channel: "Box Before My Time - Live"

THE OFFICIAL DESCRIPTION:

“Infectious, irresistible, memorable and tons of fun” "World-class!" “Riveting,” say critics and peers. Singer-songwriter Bruce Markow nourishes heart, soul and consciousness with his unique, evocative Folk’n’Roll: Traditional folk, ‘60s/’70s rock, jazz, Afro-Brazilian and JS Bach-infused songs that inspire audiences to sing along – and leave singing. Embodying his passionate, playful and artfully-crafted creations, Bruce’s inviting voice conveys both our hunger for a world of greater peace, truth and love and our deep capacity for joy. Tonight Bruce plays guitar, grand piano and Appalachian dulcimer and teaches you to sing like a mango. "Eloquent, sensitive and full of heart" "Hot! Amazingly tasty!"

YOUR INVITATION:

I am so happy to officially announce, "It’s showtime!" Please come to the first concert of my own music in over eight years on the evening of Sat., Nov 9. Bring your amazing self (and friends, too) to join the festivities.

If it is anything like the last time, people of all vocalishness will sing along unabashedly and may even dance again in the aisles (to a solo singer-songwriter, no less. And there may be some guest backup musicians this time, TBA).

Music biz forces long ago demanded a name for what I do. I obliged them with "Folk’n’Roll", but the influences are many. (See the "official" description for a few. And yesterday the moniker morphed into “Woken smokin’ Folk’n’Roll." What do you think?)

Please calendar this and come! Peoples Voice Cafe 40 East 35th Street, basement, NY, NY. Saturday, November 9 at 8pm. (Doors 7:30. My show has a natural flow with a beginning, middle and end, so it's recommended to come on time if you can.) Get tickets at the door for $20... and absolutely nobody is turned away for paying less or more. Seriously.

This is a double bill with singer-songwriter-“badass” classically-trained violinist, Concetta Abbate. I don’t yet know whose set is first, but it all ends by 10:30pm. (She may join a chamber group tonight behind my piano-based “Teach Only Love.”)

I hope to see you at Peoples Voice. I promise to share with you my love, tunefulness and energy, along with the passion, playfulness and craft for which music serves as a vehicle. I myself do it to experience how beautiful and powerful we are together. I hope you will too.

CONCETTA ABBATE Concetta Abbate is a New York City-based violinist and songwriter. Her original songs are inspired by natural science, folk tales, poetry, everyday objects, fleeting sounds scarcely noticed, paper clips, a dusty book, bright fish in time. Little songs like little shells. Described as a "badass violinist" by Garrett Bryant (Hinged), Concetta is best known for her work with poets, dancers and writers of all kinds in the NYC area. https://www.concettaabbate.com

$20/$12 members/nobody turned away

Mar20

Bruce Markow at the United Nations Third International Day of Happiness

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United Nations , New York, NY 10017

Bhutan bases the success of its country on its Gross National Happiness Level. In that spirit we celebrate the Third International Day of Happiness with speakers, comedians, dancers and wonderful musicians. Bruce will perform on guitar, ukulele and voice and maybe cut some moves as a featured performer in an ensemble led by producer, composer and promoter Russell Daisey. Come on down for a big dose of happiness and maybe contribute some yourself!

Oct12

Bruce performs at Bernice Silver's 100th Birthday Show

Peoples' Voice Cafe, 45 E. 35rd St., New York, NY

Puppeteer/storyteller/all-around amazing person, Bernice Silver, performs at her 100th Birthday celebration. So do Bruce and a host of others. Come and enjoy!

18/10 members/nobody turned away

Jun16

Peace Ceremony

Clearwater Revival, Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Bruce will be playing his own music, including the song, "Prayer for Peace," and spontaneously improvised music to dance for peace to. Other performers include Russell Daisy, Pat Lamanna, Barry Gruber and more. Sponsored by the Peace Museum and be4peace.

Free with Festival adsmission

Mar9

Benefit Concert for Peoples' Music Network

Peoples' Voice Cafe, 45 E. 35rd St., New York, NY

Jul14

Woody Guthrie Centennial Birthday Bash

Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, New York, NY

Bruce joins Hillel Arnold, Don Friedman, Beth Kotkin, Joel Landy, Anne Price, Steve Suffet, and Gina Tlamsa, plus Debe Dalton on the banjo and Carlos Vazquez on the bass in a guest appearance at the annual Guthrie birthday extravaganza.   Cosponsored by the Folk Music Society of New York, Inc. (New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club). Net proceeds will go to benefit FMSNY scholarship fund. Note: This will be the 12th and final Woody Guthrie Birthday Bash.

$10 admission + one drink minimum

Jun5

Summer Gathering

Peoples Music Network, Camp Epworth, High Falls, NY

PMN is a network of musicians, performers, songwriters and other music makers and lovers using music and culture to promote progressive ideas and values. It explores the diversity of people's culture, while learning from our communities and each other and having fun doing it. Bruce performs in a round robin on Saturday evening, and more.

Jun4

Summer Gathering

Peoples Music Network, Camp Epworth, High Falls, NY

PMN is a network of musicians, performers, songwriters and other music makers and lovers using music and culture to promote progressive ideas and values. It explores the diversity of people's culture, while learning from our communities and each other and having fun doing it. Bruce performs in a round robin on Saturday evening, and more.

Jun3

Summer Gathering

Peoples Music Network, Camp Epworth, High Falls, NY

PMN is a network of musicians, performers, songwriters and other music makers and lovers using music and culture to promote progressive ideas and values. It explores the diversity of people's culture, while learning from our communities and each other and having fun doing it. Bruce performs in a round robin on Saturday evening, and more.

Dec11

Memorial for Moogy Klingman

The Bitter End, 147 Bleecker Street (between Thompson and LaGuardia), New York, NY

Bruce plays at a memorial for Moogy Klingman (co-founder of Todd Rundgren's Utopia, The Peaceniks, etc. and co-writer of Bette Midler's signature song, "Friends") along with members of Utopia, The Peaceniks and many other industry veterans. Bruce will be featured on his song "Prayer for Peace".

Free event

Sep11

8th Annual Children of Abraham Peace Walk

Brooklyn to Manhattan, Begin: Dawood Mosque (143 State St, Bklyn), End: Charlotte’s Place Community Ctr (109 Greenwich St, Manhttn)

A good way to experience the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 in meaningful community! Bruce expects to contribute music: Several songs at Charlotte's Place and maybe some road march music along the way.

"Join us as we walk together in a spirit of peace: Jews, Christians, Muslims and all people of good will walking as we remember those who died on 9/11 and commemorate the spirit of friendship that supported so many thereafter. After stopping at various houses of worship and a local firehouse we will walk across the Brooklyn Bridge.

We’ll end in lower Manhattan as we support the emergence of a new community center (“Charlotte’s Place”) while deepening our interfaith connections.

At 2:00 PM, we’ll gather at the Dawood Mosque (143 State Street, Brooklyn). West on State Street. Right onto Clinton.

Left on Remsen. Short visit at local houses of worship and at a local firehouse, where we will bring a gift of support and connection.

Then we’ll proceed along Cadman Plaza West. At Washington Street (a.k.a. Cadman Plaza East), take underpass on left, go up stairway to Brooklyn Bridge Pedestrian Path. On Manhattan side, we’ll head south along Park Row. At Broadway, head south.

Right on Cedar. Left on Trinity. Right on Rector. Right on Greenwich Street to end location: “Charlotte’s Place” community center (109 Greenwich Street).

Refreshments will be served. All ages welcome."

For further information, contact: Rabbi Ellen Lippmann (718) 633-6377 Rev. Tom Martinez (718) 915-2600 Debbie Almontaser (917) 559-8480 or see this flyer: brooklynpeace.org/blog-events/wp.../PeaceWalk-2011-Final-Flyer.pdf

Free event

Aug25

Bruce performs at the Guthrie Center

The Guthrie Center, The Old Trinity Church, 4 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, MA

Bruce plays at the beautiful Guthrie Center, founded by Arlo Guthrie, sharing the stage with James Durst, John de Kadt and others.

$5

Aug23

Bruce Markow - House Concert

House Concert at Ramani Costerisan, (Call), Lenox, MA

Bruce returns to his Berkshire roots to play a house concert of his songs - some born within two miles of the venue - at the home of Ramani Costerisan

Aug21

Bruce at the Heath Church - spiritual service with music

Charlemont Federated Church, 175 Main Street, Charlemont, MA

Bruce leads the music for the morning service along with Karen Brooks and Melissa Ortquist.

Aug5

Bruce performs at 4:30 as part of Universal Peace Day festivities

Dag Hammerskjold Plaza, E.47 St between 1 & 2 Aves, New York, NY

FREE Events at Dag Hammerskjold Plaza (and later) UN Church, NYC

From 4:00 - 5:30 PM: at Dag Hammerskjold Plaza - East 47 St between 1 & 2 Aves there will be musical performances by Bruce Markow, Ray Korona, the Raging Grannies, The Peaceniks, Russell Daisey and special guest from Japan singer/songwriter, Shinji Harada.

There will be art activities including origami crane making as well as an educational exhibition for a Nuclear-free world.

There will be other related events afterward.

Universal Peace Day commemorates the 66th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Join or organize “A Peal for Peace” Bell Ringing Ceremony at the exact moment of the Hiroshima bombing (August 5th, 7:15PM in NYC and in Japan, August 6th, 8:15AM). Bring bells to call for a NUCLEAR-FREE WORLD!

Free

Jun5

Summer Gathering

Peoples Music Network, Camp Epcot and Retreat Center, High Falls, NY

PMN is a network of musicians, performers, songwriters and other music makers and lovers using music and culture to promote progressive ideas and values. It explores the diversity of people's culture, while learning from our communities and each other and having fun doing it. Bruce performs in a round robin on Saturday evening, and more.

Jun4

Summer Gathering

Peoples Music Network, Camp Epcot and Retreat Center, High Falls, NY

PMN is a network of musicians, performers, songwriters and other music makers and lovers using music and culture to promote progressive ideas and values. It explores the diversity of people's culture, while learning from our communities and each other and having fun doing it. Bruce performs in a round robin on Saturday evening, and more.