Beat Bobby Flay: Sea Shells by the Sea Shore
Nov
23
10:00 PM22:00

Beat Bobby Flay: Sea Shells by the Sea Shore

Premiering Thursday, November 23rd at 10pm – “Sea Shells by the Sea Shore”

Style walks into the kitchen when Harlem's very own Marcus Samuelsson and Los Angeles' finest Michael Voltaggio arrive to conquer Bobby Flay. They're counting on dim sum master Ed Harris or seafood connoisseur Jason McLeod to help get to the top.

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LIVE AT GINNY'S: Brianna Thomas
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

LIVE AT GINNY'S: Brianna Thomas

DOORS: 6:00 PM / SHOW: 7:30 PM

$20

Born and raised in Peoria, Illinois, Brianna Thomas grew up surrounded by music. Ms.Thomas' father, Charlie Thomas, influenced her with his own unique talents as a vocalist and percussionist. At age six, she made her singing debut with her father's band, performing a duet rendition of the Jazz classic, "What a Wonderful World." Just shy of her teens Ms. Thomas was noticed by local Jazz musician John Hardesty.

Since graduating college in 2011, Ms. Thomas has performed with many jazz greats including Clark Terry, Wycliffe Gordon, Houston Person, Mulgrew Miller, Wynton Marsalis, Russell Malone, The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, Kurt Elling, Michael Feinstein and longtime hero Dianne Reeves. Ms.Thomas also continues to perform world-wide for venues such as Jazz At Lincoln Center, Smoke Jazz Club, Ginny's Supper Club, Minton's, JALC Doha Qatar, The Apollo and the prestigious Montreaux, Umbria, Bern, and Sochi Jazz Festivals. Ms. Thomas was a 2014 musical ambassador touring South East Asia for the "American Music Abroad" program, as a guest vocalist with The Amigos Band - singing folk, bluegrass, gospel and jazz. She teaches with JALC's Jazz For Young People Program to educate students in New York City School’s about the importance of Jazz in American History and Today.

Ms. Thomas released her debut album You Must Believe in Love on Sound on Purpose records in 2014 featuring Ulysses Owens and Drums, Allyn Johnson on piano, and Yasushi Nakamura on bass, With special guests including Russell Malone (guitar), Marcus Printup (trumpet) Wycliff Gordon (trombone), Nick Grinder (Trombone), Tivon Pennicott (tenor sax) and Riza Printup (harp).

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LIVE AT GINNY'S: Damien Sneed Presents: "We Shall Overcome" a Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.
Nov
4
6:00 PM18:00

LIVE AT GINNY'S: Damien Sneed Presents: "We Shall Overcome" a Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.

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DOORS: 6:00 PM / SHOW: 7:30 PM

$20.00 - $25.00

Damien Sneed is a multi-genre recording artist and a 2014 recipient of the prestigious Sphinx Medal of Excellence honor, which is presented annually to emerging Black and Latino leaders in classical music, Sneed has also garnered attention in a wide range of other musical genres, including jazz, gospel, pop, R&B, opera and musical theatre. He has already been featured in the New York Times multiple times for his work in various genres. A pianist, organist, vocalist, conductor, composer, producer, arranger, and arts educator, Sneed has worked with legends such as Aretha Franklin, Wynton Marsalis, Jessye Norman, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, and Ashford & Simpson, Wycliffe Gordon, and Eric Reed. He has served as music director for GRAMMY® Award-winning gospel artists, including Kim Burrell, The Clark Sisters, Richard Smallwood, Donnie McClurkin, Hezekiah Walker, Marvin Sapp, Karen Clark Sheard, Dorinda Clark-Cole and Kierra Sheard. He also served as musical director for season four of Sunday Best, Black Entertainment Television’s (BET) hit award-winning gospel singing competition show. In May 2015, he was tapped by Tony Award winner, George Faison as the musical director and conductor for the CityParks Foundation’s Central Park’s Summer Stage production of The Wiz: A Celebration in Dance & Music. The production included Phylicia Rashad, André De Shields, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Lillias White and Ebony Jo-Ann.

Sneed brings his many talents in multiple genres to his solo projects. His first live solo recording project, Introspections LIVE, takes the listener on a musical journey through his development as a performer, and includes classical, jazz and gospel music. The recording features performances by nearly 50 instrumentalists and vocalists from various genres of music. Introspections LIVE, which was recorded at Columbia University’s Miller Theatre in 2010, is a collection of musical reflections of the most memorable moments of his life—ones that have shaped his musical artistry.

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LIVE AT GINNY'S: Evan Sherman Big Band: Celebrating Dizzy
Nov
3
6:00 PM18:00

LIVE AT GINNY'S: Evan Sherman Big Band: Celebrating Dizzy

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DOORS: 6:00 PM / SHOW: 7:30 PM

$15 - $20

A 23 year-old drummer, bandleader, composer and arranger, Evan Sherman has played all over the world with the likes of James Moody, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Ron Carter, Roy Hargrove, and Jon Batiste. He continues to tour with pianist Cyrus Chestnut, the Jimmy Heath Big Band, and the Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars.

In 2014, Evan formed the Evan Sherman Entourage and 16-piece Big Band, which consists of up-and-coming creatives alongside a rotating cast of incredible veterans and guests. In addition to its residency at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola's late night dance parties, frequent appearances at the legendary Rainbow Room in New York's Rockefeller Center, and the Bowery Electric, the Entourage's upcoming performances for the summer and fall of 2016 include Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing, Caramoor Jazz Festival (where they premiered an original piece of jazz theater, "A Story of Patience"), The Appel Room, and Ginny's Supper Club.

A native of New Jersey, Evan graduated from the Manhattan School of Music in 2015 and is based in New York City.

This performance at Ginny's Supper Club will feature legends Kuumba Frank Lacy, Ben Wolfe, as well the most exciting talents of today such as Bruce Harris, Coleman Hughes, Julian Lee and many more!

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LIVE AT GINNY'S: VUYO SOTASHE
Oct
27
6:00 PM18:00

LIVE AT GINNY'S: VUYO SOTASHE

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DOORS: 6:00 PM / SHOW: 7:30 PM

$15

Young South African jazz vocalist, Vuyo (Vuyolwethu) Sotashe, is gradually making his mark in the New York jazz scene. Sotashe moved to the NYC in 2013 after being awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to pursue Master of Music (Spring 2015) at William Paterson University. Since then, he has gone to win first prize at the very first Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival Vocal Competition in 2014, and performed on the festivals's main stage in February of 2015.

Vuyo Sotashe has also performed on international stages which include singing at the Arcevia Jazz Fest and the Fermo Jazz Festival in Italy 2012; the Stockholm Jazz Festival with South African National Youth Jazz Band in Sweden 2012; at the Cape Town International Festival with George Benson and the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra 2010; the Johannesburg Joy of Jazz Festival 2012; and he has toured with the SAMA Award (GRAMMY equivalent) winning band Proxy in the UK and Ireland 2009-2011. He has also performed with Multi-Grammy Award winning gospel artist, Israel Houghton as part of New Breed (Africa) Ensemble.

Sotashe is also the winner of the biggest music scholarship competition in South Africa, the South African Music Rights Foundation Scholarship, where he performed for the former South African President Thabo Mbeki. Vuyo Sotashe is currently performing around New York City with the praised drummer Winard Harper, who has performed with the likes of Betty Carter, Shirley Horn, and many other legends in jazz.

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Chopped Junior: Kids with Chops
Oct
24
8:00 PM20:00

Chopped Junior: Kids with Chops

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Premiering Tuesday, October 24th at 8pm – “Kids with Chops”

The junior chefs come out strong in the appetizer round, when they are tasked with pairing a baby vegetable with pickled fruit. In round two, the junior chefs must figure out how to work mushroom-flavored snacks into their entree courses. Then, the two finalists find creative ways to make desserts with a never-melting ice cream snack and marshmallows.

Host: Ted Allen
Judges: Shannon Allen, Chris Santos, Marcus Samuelsson

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Chopped: Alton’s Challenge, Part 2
Oct
17
10:00 PM22:00

Chopped: Alton’s Challenge, Part 2

Premiering Tuesday, October 17th at 10pm – “Alton’s Challenge, Part 2”  

Dried and true! In this second Alton’s Challenge battle, there’s a dehydration theme for the baskets and Alton demonstrates a home hack that makes removing moisture from food a breeze. The first basket has the chefs making quick use of instant mashed potatoes. Then, an Alton specialty is one of the mandatory ingredients for the entrée round. In the dessert basket, diabolical ingredients have the chefs scrambling to make dehydrated eggs work in their final plates.    

Host: Ted Allen Judges: Alton Brown, Amanda Freitag, Marcus Samuelsson

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Chopped: The Beets Go On
Sep
26
10:00 PM22:00

Chopped: The Beets Go On

Premiering Tuesday September 26th at 10pm – “The Beets Go On”

In the appetizer round, the chefs bake premade dough and try to figure out the best plan for including a Persian hot dog stew in their dishes. The entree plates must include a prized seafood and a floral component, then the competitors discover beets and a classic French dessert in the final basket.

Host: Ted Allen
Judges: Maneet Chauhan, Amanda Freitag, Marcus Samuelsson

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Chopped After Hours
Sep
19
to Sep 20

Chopped After Hours

Premiering Tuesday, September 19th at 11pm
After Hours Revisits Dumplings, Hamachi and Ugly Food

When the competition is over, the judges stick around to do what they do best: cook incredible food! Round one features three outstanding pork belly and walnut appetizers, plus some light-hearted thievery and spontaneous dumpling delivery. Round two finds Scott Conant uncertain of what to do with hamachi collar -- will inspiration strike with enough time on the clock? Then, round three challenges the judges to turn ugly foods into gorgeous entrees while trying to ignore a frighteningly funny intruder.

Host: Ted Allen
Competitors: Maneet Chauhan, Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy, Marcus Samuelsson, Geoffrey Zakarian

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Chopped After Hours
Sep
12
to Sep 13

Chopped After Hours

Premiering Tuesday, September 12th at 11pm 
After Hours Revisits Pickles, Tater and Chocolate

The judges savor a chance to slip into the Chopped kitchen to cook after hours! In round one, it's brine time for Marc Murphy, Geoffrey Zakarian and Alex Guarnaschelli, who take on ingredients from a pickle-themed competition. Then, Amanda Freitag, Marcus Samuelsson and Alex peel, smash and sear their way through a potato-themed round two, while Ted Allen has some fun with a tater imitator. In a chocolate-themed round three, Amanda sets out to make a gourmet ice cream sandwich, while Maneet Chauhan has ambitious plans to make baked Alaska -- but will it be possible to plate perfect desserts before the clock runs out?

Host: Ted Allen
Competitors: Maneet Chauhan, Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy, Marcus Samuelsson, Geoffrey Zakarian

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Chopped Junior - Fast Food Face Off
Sep
12
8:00 PM20:00

Chopped Junior - Fast Food Face Off

Premiering Tuesday, September 12th at 8pm –  "Fast Food Face Off"

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With a healthy fast food theme in effect, a new group of kid cooks must make appetizers using a popular condiment and seafood. An ancient grain bread is paired with poultry in the entrée basket, and the dessert basket contains a frozen, fruity Italian treat.

Host: Ted Allen 
Judges: Alex Guarnaschelli, Stephanie Izard, Marcus Samuelsson

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Chopped After Hours
Sep
5
to Sep 6

Chopped After Hours

Premiering Tuesday, September 5th at 11pm
After Hours Revisits Newlyweds, Noodles and Star Power

When the baskets get tough, the Chopped judges get cooking! In round one Marcus Samuelsson, Scott Conant and Amanda Freitag must use their noodles to make the most of fresh pasta dough. Chumminess and yumminess abound in round two when the judges take on a newlyweds-themed dessert basket featuring cheese and cake and Ted Allen asks the chefs some intimate questions. In round three, Marc Murphy, Alex Guarnaschelli and Scott get cracking on some succulent lobster tail and fresh star fruit from the Star Power finale, and the judges get a taste of the limelight as they're mobbed by paparazzi mid-round.

Host: Ted Allen
Competitors: Maneet Chauhan, Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy, Marcus Samuelsson

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Chopped: Food Truck Luck
Sep
5
10:00 PM22:00

Chopped: Food Truck Luck

Premiering Tuesday, September 5th at 10pm – “Food Truck Luck”

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Which food truck chef will fortune shine upon in this competition of determined mobile meal vendors? There's a traffic jam at the fryer as the chefs attempt to make outstanding appetizers with two proteins. In the entrée basket, the chefs find a New England sandwich and a Mexican pepper. The final two food truck chefs left in the fight receive dessert nachos in the last basket.

Host: Ted Allen
Judges: Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag, Marcus Samuelsson

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Chopped After Hours: Season Premiere
Aug
29
to Aug 30

Chopped After Hours: Season Premiere

Season Permiere Tuesday, August 29th at 11pm

It's always a blast when the judges take over the Choppedkitchen after hours! In round one, they tackle the mystery basket from a Father's Day competition. Scott Conant aims to tame the whipped cream canister while Mark Murphy turns the pantry into his own personal man cave and Alex Guarnaschelli constructs an impeccable tiramisu. In round two, things heat up when the judges must make entrées using a caddy of hot sauces. Then, in the final round, the judges try their luck with duck and Amanda Freitag gets a surprise visit from a special guest!

Host: Ted Allen
Competitors: Scott Conant, Amanda Freitag, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy, Marcus Samuelsson, Geoffrey Zakarian

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Chopped Grill Masters: Battle 3
Aug
15
10:00 PM22:00

Chopped Grill Masters: Battle 3

Premiering Tuesday, August 15th at 10pm –  "Grill Masters: Battle 3"

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Four new grill masters are confident they can be the best and advance to the Grand Finale!  In the appetizer basket, the party gets started with a frozen daiquiri and plating timing doesn't work out well for one of the chefs. A fatty protein and an odd-colored ice cream are part of the challenge in the second round. In the dessert basket birthday cake is a festive find for the remaining competitors.

Host: Ted Allen 
Judges: Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy, Marcus Samuelsson

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Chopped Junior
Nov
29
8:00 PM20:00

Chopped Junior

“Fries Wise”

Ground beef and curly fries are familiar enough appetizer ingredients, but can the kid cooks stay focused enough to make creative choices and technically-excellent dishes? The junior chefs see seafood inside the second basket, then a cookie cup stuffed with something surprising must be incorporated in desserts.

Host: Ted Allen
Judges: Justine "iJustine" Ezarik, Alison Roman, Marcus Samuelsson

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Chopped Junior
Nov
22
8:00 PM20:00

Chopped Junior

“Basket Brawl”

A new round of talented young cooks storms the kitchen to win over the judges. First, they find some unusual gifts from the sea in the appetizer basket, and in the entrée round, something sweet and something bitter in the basket make for a flavor-balancing act. Then, chocolate ravioli desserts prove to be a challenge in a hectic final round.

Host: Ted Allen
Judges: Roble Ali, Rachel Hollis, Marcus Samuelsson

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