6pm doors • 7pm show
The NYChillharmonic is a very big band that plays very big music. A 22-piece progressive jazz-rock ensemble from NYC, the NYChillharmonic has played in all five boroughs of New York City, and now they’re gearing up for an international tour. This concert will feature the group’s signature blend of pop and orchestral soundscapes in a set of richly-layered, wildly arranged, all original songs.
The NYChillharmonic is led by Sara McDonald, who also writes for the project, sings, and plays synths. The group has played many of the premiere rock and jazz venues in the five boroughs, and the NYChill’s music has been performed throughout Europe, Canada, and other corners of the continental United States. Sara is a two-time recipient of the ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award, as well as the ASCAP Phoebe Jacobs Prize. The music she writes for this project defies easy categorization — it’s all its own thing.