Upcoming Performances

Friday, January 23rd
MGP @ Blue Note 12:30am
131 W. 3rd St.
NY, NY
212-475-8592

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November 2014
Trade Winds Project
New Orleans & Carribean
"International Tour of Improvised Music Collaborations Seeks to Reveal Common Roots of West African, Brazilian, Colombian, Caribbean and American Music."


Sunday, November 9th
Trade Winds Concert
21 Brand New Bands
21 Improvised Compositions
30 Musicians
Cafe Istanbul
2372 St. Claude
$20 cover
NYC



Friday, November 28th
Trade Winds Returns Concert
Iridium
1650 Broadway (51st)1 Set 8pm
$25 cover
NYC

 

Sunday, August 31st
Elin w. Zé Luis, Adriano Santos, Olivier Glissant
Iridium
1650 Broadway (51st)
2 Sets 7pm, 9pm
$25 cover
NYC
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Sunday, September 7th
Trade Winds Concert
Iridium
1650 Broadway (51st)
2 Sets 7pm, 9pm
$25 cover
NYC
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Friday, July 11th
LaMar - (Colombian Cuban Spanish Fusion)
Tolani Restaurant & Wine Bar
410 Amersterdam Ave
10pm

Wednesday, August 13th
MGP 21 Concert & Trade Winds Crowd Funding Campaign Kickoff
Iridium
1650 Broadway (51st)
8-12pm
$25 cover
NYC

Sunday, April 27th
Matt Geraghty Project
Iridium
1650 Broadway (51st)
2 Sets 8:30pm, 10:30pm
$25 cover
NYC

Friday, April 18th
Matt Geraghty Project
NuBlu
9pm-10pm 1 Set Only
$10 Cover
62 Ave C, NYC

Saturday March 29th
Colombian Film Festival
w/Lamar

Saturday March 8th
Esperanto
145 Avenue C

w/Nilko Andreas & Friends
11pm


Friday February 28th
Terraza 7
40-19 Gleane St
Elmhurst, NY

w/Prassana & Friends
8pm
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December 1-21st
MGP presents 21
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Blue Note
New York, NY
131 West 3rd
Midnight
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Tuesday, Oct. 21st
Red Rooster - 7:30pm
310 Lenox
w/Lamar
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Past

Monday, Sep. 30th
Cafe Noir - 8pm
32 Grand St.
w/Juan Carlos Formell
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July 28th-Aug4th
MGP in Lisbon, Portugal

Thursday, August 1st
Cidra Rock Bar
Praia Das Macas, Lisbon

Friday, August 2nd
ArtKafe
Travessa da Anunciada
Setubal, Lisbon

Monday, August 5th
Cafe Noir - 8pm
32 Grand St. , NYC
w/LAMAR
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Tuesday, August 27th
Joe's Pub - 9:30pm
Matt Geraghty Project/Juancho Herrera Double Bill
425 Lafayette Street, NYC
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Wednesday, September 18th
Jazz Showcase - 8pm
806 South Plymouth Street
Chicago, IL
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Monday, July 1st
Cafe Noir - 8pm
32 Grand St.
w/LAMAR
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Tuesday, July 2nd
Mezetto - 7pm
161 Houston

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Wednesday, July 10th
Matt Geraghty Project @ Smalls Jazz Club - Round Midnight
183 West 10th
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Friday, July 19th
Matt Geraghty Project @ NuBlu - 9pm
62 Avenue C
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Monday, June 17th
Cafe Noir - 8pm
32 Grand St.
w/LAMAR
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Tuesday, June 18th
Mezetto - 7pm
161 Houston

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Saturday, June 22nd
Novecento - 9pm
343 W Broadway
w/LaMar

Monday, June 24th
Cafe Noir - 8pm
32 Grand St.
w/LAMAR
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Tuesday, June 25th
Mezetto - 7pm
161 Houston

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Thursday, June 27th
DL - 7pm
95 Delancey Street
w/LaMar for Spanish Food & Wine Event
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Monday, June 10th
Cafe Noir - 8pm
32 Grand St.
w/LAMAR
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Tuesday, June 11th
Mezetto - 7pm
161 Houston
w/Juancho Herrera
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Sunday, May 26th
Matt Geraghty Project @ The National - 6pm
557 Lexington, NYC
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Friday, May 31st
LaMar @ ZirZamin - Midnight
90 West Houston
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Sunday, June 2nd
LaMar @ The National - 6pm
557 Lexington, NYC
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Wednesday, June 5th
Matt Geraghty Project @ Somethin' Jazz Club - 7pm
212 E 52nd St, NYC
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Saturday, May 18th
SOBs 8pm
32 Grand St.
w/Nanny Assis
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Monday, May 20th
Cafe Noir - 8pm
32 Grand St.
w/LAMAR
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Monday, May 13th
Cafe Noir - 8pm
32 Grand St.
w/LAMAR
website

Tuesday, May 14th
Matt Geraghty Project @ Shapeshifter Lab
18 Whitewell Place, Brooklyn
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Saturday
Dec062014

FRIDAY JANUARY 23rd at THE BLUE NOTE

Saturday
Dec062014

Trade Winds Playlist! Follow the Music of MGP21

Thursday
Oct302014

Trade Winds Sets Sail! International Tour of Improvised Music Collaborations Comes to New Orleans November 9th to Café Istanbul

Trade Winds Project aims to follow the historical movement of global trade and its profound effect on the evolution of world music. Seeks to Reveal Common Roots of West African, Brazilian, Colombian, Caribbean and American Music. 

Thursday, October 30th, New York, NY — Trade Winds, a transatlantic music collaboration between bassist Matt Geraghty and top local musicians from New Orleans, the West Coast of Africa, East Coast of Brazil and the Caribbean, sets sail for their inaugural voyage in early November.

Trade Winds will be documented through a series of collaborative improvised music sessions documented and released online during a 3-week journey to the coastal cities that have been hubs of trading and the heart of human cultural evolution.  The project will output 21 professional music videos of the collaborations released several times a week while on the journey and present a concert at Café Istanbul Sunday November 9th at 10pm featuring 30 of New Orleans’ finest musicians playing in 21 brand new groups doing improvised compositions.

“The goal of Trade Winds is to reveal the cultural and musical footprint that was made by the transatlantic trade route while creating a new model for music making in our globalized society,” Geraghty said.

Beginnings In NYC
Geraghty recently completed his project “21” (mgp21.com) where 21 improvisational new bands were created in 21 days. Drawing from 43 musicians from over 20 countries including Spain, Mali, Brazil, Cape Verde, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Portugal and Cuba, 21 was a massive undertaking that brought together native musicians from around the world. Sessions were filmed and a video of the improvised collaboration was released each day featuring a who’s who of the global music scene including multiple Grammy winners who supported the project.  The project also performed 2 improvised concerts at the prestigious Iridium Jazz Club in 2014 and will be featured again Friday November 28th for a Trade Winds Returns concert.

Sailing on Trade Winds
Through the success of 21, a team was formed to create a new project much broader in scope — “A project that would take the music we created in 21 to the homes and town squares of the musicians who gave so much to make it,” Geraghty said. And with this goal, Trade Winds was born.

With filmmaker Laura Newman, Geraghty will carry out 3 distinct trips doing musical collaborations in New Orleans, Caribbean, West Africa, East Coast of Brazil.

Along the way, the team will showcase improvised collaborations with Geraghty on bass and local premier instrumentalists and vocalists in coastal cities, exposing local talent to an international audience.  The list of New Orleans musicians involved in the project includes David Torkanowsky, June Yamagishi, Johnny Vidacovich, Derrick Tabb, Ricky Sebastian, Michaela Harrison, Mehnaz Hoosein, Cha Wa Band, Curtis Pierre, Renard Boissiere, Robin Clabby, Chris Alford, Eric Bloom, Gregory Agid and many more.

 

 

Thursday
Oct232014

Trade Winds Concert in New Orleans at Cafe Istanbul November 9th

Tuesday
Sep232014

Trade Winds is Born: 1st Expedition in November — New Orleans & Carribean 

On September 15th, the Trade Winds Kickstarter campaign reached its fundraising goal to bring the first tour to New Orleans and Carribean to fruition. Trade Winds is a series of improvised music collaborations that travel along the historic trade routes, exploring the history and evolution of music. Matt and filmmaker Laura Newman will travel deep into the heart of coastal cities along the triangle trade route of West Africa, East Coast of Brazil, Caribbean and the US to film collaborations with musicians, capture their story and seek to reveal a musical thread with common roots of rhythm and musical language.  The Trade Winds Team is currently looking for musicians in New Orleans, Cuba, Jamaica and Dominican Republic to collaborate with. Contact Us >>

Wednesday
Jul092014

21 Concert Wednesday August 13th at IRIDIUM

Sunday
Apr202014

MGP at Iridium Sunday, April 27th

Thursday
Apr172014

MGP at NuBlu Friday April 18th at 9pm

Wednesday
Feb262014

Friday February 28th w/Prasanna & Friends