Chelsea Table + Black String Present Stage
CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE – New York’s new hotspot for intimate dining and extraordinary music – has announced the first performance of Black String, featuring new sounds from Korea’s ancient instruments, on Friday, February 18 at 9:30 p.m. The show is presented in partnership with the World Music Institute and the Korean Cultural Center New York. Tickets are $32. CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE is located at 152 West 26th Street.
Black String takes its name from the Korean zither, geomungo, and also includes percussion, bamboo flutes, guitar and electro. The band creates a unique musical language drawing inspiration from Korean traditional music, jazz and free improvisation, presenting extraordinary and enigmatic music that swings comfortably between east and west. The quartet is led by Korean traditional music virtuoso Yoon Jeong Heo, educator, artistic director of Seoul’s Bukchon Changwoo Theater and one of the few female masters of the geomungo (a traditional Korean zither, which inspired the group’s name). . The ensemble, which also includes band members Jean Oh (electric guitar), Aram Lee (daegeum, sogeum, yanggeum) and Min Wang Hwang (janggu, vocals), mixes century-old instruments with electric guitar and rhythms, creating a unique sound and a timeless percussive sound that is both modern and ancient all its own.
The group’s accolades include Asia and South Pacific winner at the 2018 Songlines Music Awards, Best Jazz and Crossover Album at the 2020 Korean Music Awards (Best Performance in 2017), and Official Showcase Artist at WOMEX ( World Music Expo) 2016. They are the first Asian band to sign with ACT, Europe’s biggest jazz label, releasing two studio albums, Mask Dance (2016) and Karma (2019), as well as a live album, Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic (2020).
CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE, spotlighting a wide range of musical genres, is a welcome addition to the New York scene’s roster of upscale venues, deftly balancing glamorous interiors, traditional hospitality and top musical talent. . Current lineup includes a dazzling array of the worlds of pop, folk, country and soul, jazz, and much more. Providing a wide variety of upscale American fare, along with distinguished wines and bespoke cocktails, audiences will experience some of the world’s top touring artists, alongside local emerging artists. CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE fuses the ambiance of a classic supper club with the acoustics of a serious listening room and a contemporary touch that appeals to several generations of music lovers.
CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE opens the doors to hospitality, entertainment and fun every night, with state-of-the-art sound and lighting, a 10-seat theater bar, a VIP mezzanine for private groups and tables for the perfect date night. The ever-changing menu and entertainment program means customers never have the same night twice. CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE is located at 152 West 26th Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), on the ground floor of the Hilton New York Fashion District. Buy your tickets at chelseatableandstage.com @chelseatableandstage