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2022 M³ Music Festival Closing Night Gala

June 22, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - June 23, 2022 @ 12:00 am EDT

$25 – $75

CRS is thrilled to invite you to M³ (Mutual Mentorship for Musicians)’s inaugural in-person festival co-presented with NYC Winter Jazzfest at Greenwich House Music School. M³ will present 19 live performances and 6 new duo commissions over June 16 – 18 and June 21 – 22.

See the full schedule at https://tinyurl.com/2022m3festival

All events at Greenwich House Music School @ghmusicschool, 46 Barrow Street, NYC (EDT time zone):

At the first M³ Gala, hosted by music writer Kyla Marshell, Shanta Nurullah will be honored with the M³ Lifetime Achievement Award. This award fills a gap that exists in honoring elder women in the jazz and creative music scene, whose musical contributions have been invisibilized due to racism and misogyny.

Kyla Marshell’s essays, poems, interviews and reviews have appeared in The Guardian, Gawker, BuzzFeed, The Believer, Kinfolk, O, the Oprah Magazine, Shondaland, The Ringer, and elsewhere. She has earned Jacob K. Javits, Cave Canem and MacDowell fellowships; Ebony.com named her one of “7 Young Black Writers You Should Know.”

Shanta Nurullah is a Chicago based multi-instrumentalist, storyteller, and educator. Her current projects include: Shanta – Storyteller; Sitarsys – the sitar is the focal point in this Spiritual Jazz ensemble; Shanta Nurullah Trio – an eclectic grouping that combines storytelling with improvisational music; ShaZah – Zahra Baker joins Shanta in this folk duo; and Freedom Song Leaders – sharing the joy and power of communal singing. Bring Shanta’s gentle power into your world.

  • 6pm: Reception (drinks & light fare)
  • 7pm: Honoring Shanta Nurullah with M³ Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 7:15pm: World premiere screenings of Winter Solstice 2021 Cohort duo commissions & interviews
  • 8:30pm: Closing remarks

The Winter Solstice 2021 Cohort (4th Cohort)’s duo commissions are video+music works by:

  • Jessica Ackerley (Honolulu, Hawai’i) + Cansu Tanrikulu (Berlin, Germany)
  • Goussy Célestin (NYC) + Francesca Remigi (Boston/Milan, Italy)
  • Leonor Falcon (NYC/Venezuela) + Paula Shocron (Argentina)
  • Ruth Naomi Floyd (Philadelphia) + Wenjun Wu (China/Boston)
  • Devon Gates (Atlanta, GA/Boston, MA) + Naomi Moon Siegel (Missoula, MT)​
  • Gabi Motuba (South Africa) + Ni Nyoman Srayamurtikanti (Bali, Indonesia)

Listen to their music on the M³ Festival / WJF Playlist https://tinyurl.com/2022m3festplaylist


$25: Enjoy the reception and witness the Cohort 4 world premiere screenings

$50: Enjoy the reception and get preferred seating for the Cohort 4 world premiere screenings

$75: Enjoy the reception and you’ll get preferred seating for the Cohort 4 world premiere screenings AND you’ll receive our first-ever printed anthology featuring the writings of our first two Cohorts

Can’t make it? DONATE HERE.

See you at the festival!

CRS is a sponsor of M³ (Mutual Mentorship for Musicians), a platform created to empower, elevate, normalize and give visibility to women, non-binary musicians and those of other historically underrepresented gender identities in intersection with race, sexuality, or ability across generations in the US and worldwide, through a radical model of mentorship and musical collaborative commissions.

#mutualmentorship #mutualmentorshipformusicians #goM3 #mentorshipmatters #changingthenarrative #representation


June 22, 2022 @ 6:00 pm EDT
June 23, 2022 @ 12:00 am EDT
$25 – $75
Event Category:


M³ (Mutual Mentorship for Musicians)
Winter Jazzfest


Greenwich Street Music House
46 Barrow St
NEW YORK, NY 10014 United States
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