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'Uptown Soul Lounge'

  • Gin Fizz Harlem 308 Malcolm X Boulevard New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

The Elixir Media Group's 'Uptown Soul Lounge' music showcase series returns to Gin Fizz Harlem on Friday, March 25. Hosted by Afrobeat musician, poet, and emcee Ayoinmotion, the show will feature special live performances by the multifarious DC soul queen Reesa Renee, sultry Panamanian singer/songwriter/producer Sharina Marisela, and R&B/Latin Soul singer Tracey Phipps.

Serving as Harlem's exciting new platform for the best emerging talent in soul music, 'Uptown Soul Lounge' is a monthly music showcase happening the last Friday of every month. With the live soulful vibes from carefully curated talent, set to the intimate, speakeasy setting of Gin Fizz, 'Uptown Soul Lounge' is, at once, the revival of Harlem's old jazz/soul ethos and the birth of a new musical frontier.


RSVP for $5 admission here .

Tickets are $10 at the door without RSVP. Gin Fizz is located at 308 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10027.


Reesa Renee is a soul singer, songwriter, and lyrical poet from the DC Metropolitan Area who's been championed by local fans and peers for her electrifying harmonies and energetic performances. She's also earned praise from superstars such as Jill Scott. Reesa's voice blends the early jazz/soul era with contemporary R&B.

After launching her solo career in 2011 and winning the prestigious Amateur Night at the Apollo with her original song, "Got Me Loose," Reesa went on to release her debut album Reelease in 2012, which charted in the Top 20 for R&B/Soul on iTunes and landed her first tour entitled "The Wonderland Cool Tour." She's since shared stages with Eric Roberson, Raheem DeVaughn, Chuck Brown, Roy Ayers and Wale.

Her latest EP Lover's Rock was debuted at the House of Blues in Hollywood, California, where she received a standing ovation and rave reviews. Reesa dreams to make a lasting impact on her community through her gift of music. 

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Sharina Marisela is a singer-songwriter that defies genre, class, and style. Her Panamanian heritage and Miami hometown underlie her eclectic style, which she brings to life with her sultry and compelling voice. Growing up in such a diverse family and city, Sharina's performances are inspired by greats such as La IndiaCelia CruzSadeQueen LatifahTeena Marie, and more. Since her debut EP Colors, Sharina has released the Street Serenades MixtapeVol.1, and two singles, "Se Acabo" "In Love," in which she skillfully showcases her talent as a producer, composer, songwriter, and singer. Based in NYC, Sharina has performed for Eric Roberson's Sol Village showcase at SOB's, and won first place at the Faces in the Crowd showcase. In 2015 Sharina won Ascap's Harold Adamson Lyric Award, for best written song. She's currently prepping her first full-length album.

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Tracey (also known as Tray) is an R&B and Latin soul singer/songwriter born and raised in Washington DC. Her roots trace back to the Dominican Republic, a country known for its Caribbean tunes of Merengue and Bachata, which are the genres Tray was first exposed to as a child. From a young age, she began performing Latin gospel at churches and local concerts with her sisters (known as The Phipps Sisters). Upon graduating college with a Fashion Business degree, she began her career in business while simultaneously pursuing her music career. Tray's voice - a mixture of playful R&B, soul, and a base of unique Caribbean flare - has become a favorite among her listeners. She believes in the magic of good music and the power of its tunes to heal the soul. With her first EP scheduled for a Spring 2016 release, she aims to inspire her generation to pursue their dreams at all costs.

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Earlier Event: February 26
'Uptown Soul Lounge'
Later Event: April 29
'Uptown Soul Lounge'