The Revolution Vol. 44: RINI, Wayne Tucker, & Jill Peacock
7pm doors • 8pm show
Much of the charm of a place like Brooklyn comes from discovering what secret events hide inside seemingly mundane brick buildings with colorful street art plastered on their walls. Wandering the streets of Brooklyn’s culturally booming neighborhoods you may ask yourself, “What exclusive functions could I attend if I were lucky enough to be in-the-know?” -Soundigest
The Revolution is a performance series highlighting Brooklyn & Harlem based artists + musicians that not only represent the core of independent pop culture but who currently stand in the breeding ground of evolution within their genre.
This local musical movement empowers community, change, and activism through performance and unity amongst the arts. Once a month, three different artists showcasing three different genres have a chance to spread love, light, and awareness through their music and their stories. This series supports revolutionary artistry and how important music is to healing, in all aspects of life.
As a part of VOL. 44, The Revolution will feature three incredible live performances from local artists RINI, Wayne Tucker, & Jill Peacock.
Leading an international cadre of musicians, New York based, Chennai born singer, composer and violinist Harini “Rini” Raghavan creates her own version of Indian electronica. Harini draws from her formal training in Carnatic music and work at Berklee College of Music in Electronic Production to bring together sounds and music of her birthplace in India and her home in the US. An experienced performer and recording artist, she has recorded and performed with Grammy winning artists A.R.Rahman, Bill Whelan, Rodney Holmes, Gil Goldstein and the renowned Israeli Singer-Songwriter Idan Raichel, headlining prestigious festivals and venues in US, Europe and India, including Boston Symphony Hall, Lincoln Center, Beacon Theatre and the United Nations General Assembly. Rini has released three EP’s worldwide on Spotify, Google Play, Amazon and other digital outlets to critical acclaim, including a feature in Rolling Stone India, New York Music Daily, Republic of Jazz and World Music Central.
“Rini draws on her decades of Carnatic music training and her years at Berklee, shifting South Asian classical elements toward pop and jazz sensibilities in a refreshing, organic way.” – Republic of Jazz
“Rini, a.k.a. Harini Raghavan, is one of New York’s great talents in Indian classical and film music. She’s as dynamic and expressive a Bollywood singer as she is a carnatic violinist. Yet her most exciting project is her own epic, sweeping Indian-flavored art-rock band, also called Rini.” — New York Music Daily
Jill Peacock is a Canadian soul singer and keys player born and raised in Toronto. She released her self titled debut EP in 2017 with fellow Berklee alum Yuki Kanesaka producing. Jill’s music is groove based nu soul that has echoes of trip hop and classic UK soul. Since her EP release in 2017 on the Do Right label, she has been featured on CBC’s Here and Now, Gilles Peterson’s BBC radio show and has opened for Moonchild, the Souljazz Orchestra. She has also played in the TD Jazz Festival 2017 and the Hamilton Tall Ships festival for Canada’s 150th celebration. She has most recently shared the stage with members of Flor de Toloache, Kadhja Bonet for the Hum Series, as well as being a featured guest for J. Hoard’s National Sawdust residency. She is currently based in Brooklyn and is now working on new music.
Wayne Tucker is a Trumpet player, Composer, Arranger and Vocalist based in New York City. He is a 2009 graduate of the Jazz Studies program at SUNY Purchase under the direction of Todd Coolman. Wayne has performed and recorded with many of today’s current Jazz stars including Kurt Elling, Al Foster, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Cyrille Aimee, Pop stars like Taylor Swift, David Crosby, Elvis Costello, Matt Simons and Eric Hutchinson, R&B singers like Ne-Yo and Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Hip Hop artists such as Jidenna, and Ryan Leslie, and with Rock bands like Brass Against. He has performed at some of the worlds greatest venues including Madison Square Garden, The Hollywood Bowl, Avery Fisher Hall, The O2 Arena, The Apollo Theatre, The Ravinia Festival and The Kennedy Center. He has played for TV shows like The Tonight Show, America’s Got Talent, Jimmy Kimmel, Ellen Degeneres, The Today Show and Good Morning America, and appeared in commercials for companies like Dove, SAP and Get Your Guide. Additionally he wrote the soundtrack and co-stars in the short film Hotel Bleu, and appeared in commercials for companies such as Dove and Get Your Guide. He was a participant in the 2009 & 2011 Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program, 2009 National Trumpet Competition, 2009 & 2011 Steans Institute, 2005 New York All-State Jazz Orchestra and more. Wayne has also performed at clubs and festivals all over the world in the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and can be seen performing around the world with many of today’s current and up and coming stars.