The 1st Annual Trump Family Special!



The 1st Annual Trump Family Special!

Dear Daniel,

We're almost sold out, but there's still about 20 tickets left for the second show at 9:30pm. You can get them HERE!.

About the show - Imagine if the Trumps had their very own TV network...FOX News aside, that is. What would they do? What would they sing? Who would care? All those questions will be answered on January 27th for a one night, two-show Trumptacular evening! 

Tor & Lisa not only wrote the songs, but are also performing, Lisa as Ivanka and Tor as her piano playing puppet husband, Jared. 

You can get your tickets here: 
Vitello's 4349 Tujunga Ave, Studio City, CA
9:30 show (doors open at 9pm)
Upstairs at Vitello's Supper Club has really good food and drinks.

"Tor & Lisa have never written better music!" - Tor & Lisa
"Lisa's portrayal of 36 year old Ivanka Trump is age appropriate" - someone who came to the last show, but we can't remember her name.

Written & Directed by Danny Salles. Music and additional lyrics by Tor & Lisa. Choreography by Benjamin "Benji" Schwimmer. Starring Mikalah Gordon, Ryan Murray, Lisa Rothauser, Suzanne Sole, John Shartzer, Anne Torsiglieri, Glenn Pannell, and Tor as Jared the puppet.


HOLIDAY MAGIC hits the Billboard Charts - festivities planned


HOLIDAY MAGIC hits the BILLBOARD HEATSEEKERS CHART! We debuted at #46 yesterday! 
As this week of Thanks-giving unfolds, we owe YOU a giant hug of thanks for being part of this holiday magic, and making magical moments like this happen!  To everyone who downloaded, pledged, shared, told a friend, and downloaded again...we share this celebration with you!  And now, some chances to meet up and celebrate the holidays in person...


LET'S CELEBRATE TOGETHER at these upcoming concerts:

The HOLIDAY MAGIC EP Release Party

With Cassandra Kubinski (8pm) + Matt Cusson (9pm)
Monday, November 27
8 pm
Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 (196 Allen St)
$10 advance or door
Party to follow in the Rockwood bar with $2 off all draft beer, wine, well drinks

Please join us as we perform the entire Holiday Magic EP, plus other favorites, with special guest Matt Cusson before he leaves for his 2 month Australian tour! This is the first full band performance of Holiday Magic, and we're so excited to brighten your spirits (and consume some spirits with you afterwards!)

FRIDAY, DEC 8,  8 pm:   Out By Ten NYC, a storytelling/music salon!  Get tickets here. 

SATURDAY, DEC 9,  7-9 pm:  Norwalk CT Unity Center Open Mic featured performer, hosted by Kenneth Gartman

SUNDAY, DEC 10, 8 pm: Featuring with Boardwalk Jazz Band at Langosta Lounge, Asbury Park NJ

MONDAY, DEC 11.  9 pm Doors.   BIG BAND HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR! Join me and the Boardwalk Jazz 21-piece orchestra as we play holiday songs from both our collections, holiday favorites, and originals.  The Triad (158 West 72 St, 2nd floor). 

Thanksgiving is upon us, and the holiday madness is right around the corner...mitigate it with Holiday MAGIC!  6 songs to lighten your step, brighten your mood, and bring warm memories of holidays past. Grab it or gift it today!

Download:  iTunes

Stream/Add/Follow:  Spotify

Download:  Google Play

Have you heard HOLIDAY MAGIC on Sirius XM's Holly channel?!  You can request your favorite Holiday Magic songs at Holly's Facebook page and by tweeting to Sirius XM.  Tag @cassandrakubinski #HolidayMagic with your requests! Your requests help us get played more...and more music fans around the world get to share in the magic and discover these new renditions of old favorites like "Sleigh Ride" and "I'll Be Home for Christmas"! Thanks for helping us spread the magic!


I can't wait to see you Monday November 27 at Rockwood to celebrate and play for you! If you can't make it, please forward this to a friend in NYC who might like hanging with a merry, bright, warm bunch and enjoying a stellar musical kickoff to the holiday season :)
xo Cassandra


Andrea Wolper Newsletter


Hello, friends! I'm really looking forward to Monday, December 18th's set in the Evolving Series and I hope you'll be there. And please save JANUARY 3rd for my slightly-early birthday gig! Here are the details:

Arts for Art Evolving Series
Monday, December 18
The Clemente: Abrazo Interno Gallery (2nd floor)
107 Suffolk St. b/w Rivington & Delancey
7pm: The First Three Things: Andrea Wolper  (voice) / Patricia Nicholson Parker (dance)  / TA Thompson (percussion) + special guestMusic and texts about life, love, improvisation, current events, and more * Someone recently mentioned these more "cerebral" gigs I sometimes do, which made me realize my descriptive efforts have been, er, lacking. As with anything, there is cerebral activity that goes into planning, but things can actually get quite emotional in the presentation, just like the other sort of performances I do, where I sing a bunch o' songs. The same, only different. Clear as mud, right? I guess you'll just have to come and decide for yourself, and if you're a little adventurous in your musical interests, I think you'll be okay. And besides, you'll also have the chance to see two do-not-miss sets following mine:
8pm: Double Duo: Jay Clayton (voice & electronics) / Ken Filiano (bass & electronics)
9pm: Carol Liebowitz Trio: Carol Liebowitz (piano) / Adam Lane (bass) / Andrew Drury (drums)
$20 1-2 sets, $25 3 sets • $15 students/seniors
See the entire Evolving festival line up HERE.

And please save the dates:

Andrea Wolper Qt.
Wednesday, January 3rd @ 6 pm <-- early set!
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street, New York, NY
With John Di Martino, Ken Filiano, Michael TA Thompson

Art Lillard's Heavenly Big Band
Wednesday, January 31 @ 1:00 PM
St. Peter's Church, Citicorp Building
E. 54th St. b/w 3rd & Lex, New York, NY
Our annual return to Midtown Jazz at Mid Day!

Copyright © 2017 Andrea Wolper, All rights reserved.

Copyright © 2017 Andrea Wolper, All rights reserved.


Life… One Song at a Time by Marc Black

Just 6 years old, living in Jacksonville Florida, I heard Elvis on the Studebaker car radio. I turned to his Mom and said, ’What is that’?  More than 50 years on, I’m still keeping track of my life by writing and performing songs.  I’ve put a bunch of ‘em together surrounded the stories they represent for this show.  It's what I call Life… One Song at a Time.


Next Monday, December 12, 8:30 pm, I’ll bring this autobiographical one-man show back for a third time to the Under Saint Marks Theater.  I really hope you can make it.

You can buy tickets online at this address:  The theater is located at 94 Saint Marks Place (between 1st Ave and Ave A).  Phone number is 212-777-6088.

Here’s some feedback from my most recent performance:

What sweet recollections lovingly woven and masterfully played and sung.
Awesome, show. This should turn into a very successful national tour for you.
I am STILL grinning like an idiot
Unforgettable night!!
Driving after the show, stop to let you know, what a sweet sweet time, with your rhythm and rhyme
What an entertainer, all heart and soul.

Cassandra Kubinski

Thanks for helping ONWARD debut in the Billboard Heatseekers Top 100! Let's keep the music going-  we've got a new holiday single for you called "New Year Comin'" Happy Holidays! :)

Dear Friends,

Happy, joyful holiday season to you and yours! The days may be getting darker, but we have some things for you to hopefully help keep spirits bright - starting with a new holiday single, released today! 

If 2016 has been a little rough, or you’re just looking forward to the fresh start the new year always seems to bring, this one’s for you. Add it to your holiday playlists, send to friends who need a lift, or enjoy it with a hot chocolate! Thank you for checking out our new song.


CD Baby

ONWARD Continues to Climb UPWARD!

THANK YOU to everyone who downloaded or purchased ONWARD, my new EP, or attended our release events in NYC and Hoboken!  Ready for some cool news?  You helped ONWARD hit the Top 100 of the Billboard Heatseekers chart!  Yes indeed, this is the first release I’ve, well, released, to hit the charts, and it’s because of YOU and your downloads, shares, and streams!

And… “You Never Told Me” from ONWARD got a cool spin and shoutout from Train’s frontman Pat Monahan on Sirius XM’s The Pulse!  

Haven’t picked up ONWARD yet?  Or want to gift it to friends and family for the holidays?  Links to download are here, and, our PledgeMusic store will be open a couple more weeks to pick up T-shirts, signed CDs, handwritten lyric sheets and more for a truly personal gift for the music lovers in your life.


Google Play:

CD Baby:

PledgeMusic (pledge for signed CDs, T-shirts, holiday gifts & more)


There are a few more chances to catch the music live, in our Holiday Concert broadcast on on Sunday December 18, and live in NYC on Thursday December 22.  Mark your calendars and ring out 2016 right!


LIVE on from Around Digital Media Studios (watch from anywhere)

Afternoon EST - time TBA

Tickets are Pay What You Wish:


8 pm

The Wild Project  (195 East 3rd Street, NYC)

Holiday Benefit for #Not1More, featuring Cassandra Kubinski, Sonnet Man, Markeisha Ensley and more


RSVP on Facebook:

Can’t wait to see you, in person or online, and to celebrate the end to an amazing, challenging, fun and fantastic year.  Thank you as always for being a part of this music.

Xo Cassandra


3 performances, each different from the other. After all...


...of all kinds. I hope to see you at some of these events.


MONDAY, DEC. 5th • 7 - 9 PM


w/ John DiMartino (pno)

Ken Filiano (bass)



82 West 3rd St. (btw Thompson & Sullivan)

New York, NY

212-477-ZINC (9462) 


Songs, songs, songs. Maybe a poem.




WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7 • 8:30 - 11 PM


Marco Cappelli, Ken Filiano, Satoshi Takeishi, Shoko Nagai, Andrea Wolper



486 Halsey Street

Brooklyn, NY


Selections from Marco's suite, "Les Nuages en France."





Virg Dzurinko, Ken Filiano, Nick Lyons, Ryan Messina, Michael Wimberly, Andrea Wolper



375 Lorimer St. @ Scholes

Brooklyn, NY $10

Improvisations and other surprises. In the dark.

Karl Berger

"Music Mind", a book

"What doesn't come from the heart doesn't enter the heart"

This campaign ( about supporting a book for musicians, and for listeners that want to get closer to music without having to resort to theory and such. I believe that all you can know about music you can hear. 

I remember driving in New York City with Ornette Coleman and Ingrid Sertso. It must have been some time in the nineties. A yellow taxi in front of us had a bumper sticker that said: “I won’t blow my horn if you don’t blow yours”. Ornette said: “That could be the title of my next album”. And he continued: “I wish I could write a book where the readers would say: ‘If it is that easy I will get an instrument and play too’ ”. Ornette was a deep thinker and probably the major influence in developing the concept of Music Mind, which is grounded in the experience that everyone is musical; that we all have more musical talent than we’ll ever realize in one lifetime. Ornette was a master of intuitive improvisation and composition, laying the groundwork for an approach to music making that was not cerebral at all, not based on theory but on trusting your intuition.

That is exactly what Music Mind is about.  It is about the way we feel when we play. How we feel and what we feel. How we manage to stay tuned into the flow of music. And what we’ll discover in the process. 

The promise of Music Mind is to lead us to this place of natural flow, over and over: how to  enjoy every note we play and listen to; how to develop confidence in our own ideas. Rather than looking at music in a certain style, we’ll look at the elements that are fundamental to any kind of music we develop a strong connection and a very personal “feeling” for them, independent of any stylistic considerations. Going to the bottom of the major elements common to all music –– rhythm, sound, space, dynamics –– can give us the most important tools for extraordinary depth of listening and playing.

The writing of Music Mind is in progress, to be completed in the spring of 2017. Several chapters and the outline are written. Web pages with music, videos and webinars will complement the written text. I am fortunate to have a great team of a writer, editor and copy-editor to work with.  So, with your help we can get it all finished and out into the world.

2 chapters and the outline of "Music Mind" are available now, today, to contributors of $50 or more. As soon as your contribution arrives, we will send you the preview and chapters. Make sure to include your email address in your response, so we can send the texts vis email attachments.

Thanks so much for you support.

Creative Musical Foundation

Creative Music Foundations’ vibrant musical community has had a great year, impacting musicians from around the world and from all walks of life by helping them connect with their music on a deeper level and grow as human beings.

Our programs, especially our workshop intensives, have made a lasting impact by creating positive change in the lives of aspiring creative musicians. Take, for example, the experience of Gabriel, a workshop intensive participant:

“Ultimately, music must be an expression of our freedom, not our boundaries. I found my freedom at Creative Musical Foundation, in my ability to play what I hear and to hear what I play. This is more than a lesson in music; it is a lesson for life."

Help us transform even more musicians like Gabriel and donate today.

$1,000 will provide one full scholarship

$500 will cover a partial scholarship

$50 will help offset expenses

We aim to reach more than double the usual number of workshop participants in 2017 by adding new workshop intensives located in New York City and Los Angeles, in addition to the two weeklong programs in Upstate New York. Your gift makes a difference; because many of our participants are students or aspiring musicians, roughly 70% receive financial assistance through donor-funded scholarships.

With you on our side, we are confident we can achieve this vision for an expanded program of workshops that inspire the next generation of musicians. Your generous support will help us continue our great programs and ensure the torch of creative improvisational music is carried for generations to come.

To learn more about Creative Musical Foundation workshops please watch this video.

Again, thank you for being a part of Creative Musical Foundation’ nearly 50-year legacy.

To learn more about the Florence Belsky Charitable Foundation, such as First Mondays, Women Who Lunch, the Silver Fox Club, and the Pick 3 Program, visit

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