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Sat, Jul 17


New York

Billy Townes Quartet Live in NYC (Hybrid Concert)

Shade Records Recording Artist Billy Townes from Texas performing live contemporary jazz in NYC. Available to watch in-person or livestreamed over Zoom!

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Billy Townes Quartet Live in NYC (Hybrid Concert)
Billy Townes Quartet Live in NYC (Hybrid Concert)

Time & Location

Jul 17, 2021, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT

New York, 277 Canal St, New York, NY 10013, USA

About the Event

Yardbird Entertainment Concert Series presents Shade Records Recording Artist Billy Townes all the way from Texas performing live contemporary jazz in Soho, NYC. This is a hybrid concert, so you'll be able to either attend in person (limited capacity) or watch online! 

*Please note: on-demand streaming TBA, so please stay tuned with Yardbird Entertainment.



  • Saturday, July 17, 2021
  • Doors and Zoom Room open at 7:00PM EST.
  • Performance from 7:30pm-9:30pm (two sets)



  • Physical Location is 277 Canal Street, NYC (Producer Plug). Look for the Yardbird Entertainment signage. Other storefront signs include the logos "Smoke Champs", "Mike Dean" and "Squad Up"
  • 277 Canal Street is a pop-up store selling records, t-shirts, and other designer wear. They also have concerts and other events held at the space. STANDING ROOM ONLY.
  • Online Livestream will occur on Zoom Conference.



Billy Townes Quartet

Alto - Nef Milian

Piano - Billy Townes

Bass - Tom DiCarlo

Drums - Andrew Swift

Billy Townes Bio:

Born in New York City, Townes’ earliest experiences with the piano came from his music teacher mother when he was still a toddler in Okinawa, Japan, where his father was stationed in the army. The family settled in El Paso, Texas in 1971, and soon after that, Townes began formal classical training on his primary instrument while also learning drums and, later, marching in his high school band. Townes' initial exposure to jazz as a teenager transformed his life instantly.

Townes took his artistry to another level and became a nationally recognized jazz artist with Sun City at Night, his first recording with the current core Modern Session lineup, which along with Foster also included Demetrius Williams and Marty Olivas.

Founding his own label Shade Records in 1997 marked a turning point in Townes’ career, as he blazed a trail that many independent pop and jazz artists would follow when digital downloading became the standard in the 2000s.

Through the 2000s, Townes shifted his artistry to another level by producing the media that he so loved since childhood...films. Since 2002 he has directed/produced/scored 3 independent feature films and 2 short films that have earned accolades for their technical, sonic, and visual features.

While Townes remained busy with his label and studio, he continued to add to his discography with the similarly well-received album Embrace - his 1999 release which reflected a more organic and jazzy, live approach over electronic sampling and scored several hits on regional radio stations; he continued, after the well- received retrospective The Billy Townes Collection, to explore exciting new territories with each subsequent release - from Everyday Life in 2004 through Alchemy in 2012.

For his latest album project, Townes states: “For those who want to hear what I have been up to musically, the title says it all – This is What I Said! I’m very happy with the compositions and production and think this is my most accomplished outing yet. No matter how many years I’ve been playing and recording, everyone wants to tell you what they want you to do – but with this album, I’m telling them, “This is what I am saying,” and I hope you like it.”



  • COVID-19 Protocols still in place
  • BYOB


  • 30 minutes

    Doors/Zoom Room Opens

  • 50 minutes

    Billy Townes Quartet First Set

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  • In-Person Ticket

    Attend the Billy Townes Quartet concert in-person at 277 Canal Street, NYC

    +$0.50 service fee
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  • Zoom Livestream Ticket

    Watch this concert online via Zoom Conference. Link will be emailed to you upon purchase.

    +$0.25 service fee
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