This afternoon’s Roosevelt Island Day crowd at the Meditation Steps and East
River Promenade were shaking and jumping with the funky music of the
Stoop Kidz Brass Band.
Roosevelt Island is a great venue for outdoor music performances. Let’s get
Stoop Kidz Brass Band
and other musicians, including our own local talented musicians, to play more
Roosevelt Island concerts.
According to this October 2020
Live performance has been largely snuffed out during the pandemic, but some
musicians around the city have managed to find new ways to keep music in the
air, spreading joy while showcasing their talents in city parks, streets and
stoops. In Prospect Heights — on Park Place, between Vanderbilt and Underhill
— a neighborhood scene has sprung up delivering a vibe that’s a bit more Big
Easy than Big Apple. For the last three weekends, a 5-piece brass band has
been treating the locals there to a loud, lively and funky set of music.
The twentysomethings — Nat Ranson (tuba), Juan Sanchez (drums), Jesse
Klirsfeld (trumpet), Jaedon Alvira and Rich Bomzer (sax) — call themselves
the Stoop Kidz Brass Band (a nod to a “Hey, Arnold!” character), and
initially got together about a month ago to rehearse on one of the very rare
front porches in the neighborhood, with no plans to keep things going….
Click here for the full Gothamist article.
More info at
Stoop Kidz Brass Band Instagram Page
I’m told there’s a group organizing more Roosevelt Island music events. Stay