So much music in Queens, so little time.

The next few days are jam-packed with chances to watch live music at different Queens venues, and the genres include jazz, hip hop, children’s songs, and something known as “La Nueva Trova.”

Bria Skonberg will kick off the fun at the Louis Armstrong House Museum on Saturday, Aug. 11, at 2 p.m.

The highly acclaimed and versatile trumpeter and singer says that playing music makes her feel like she’s flying. She takes control of the stage with bold horn melodies and adventurous fusions of classic and new jazz. Admission is $20, and as this is part of the Corona venue’s annual three-show Hot Jazz/Cool Garden series, it includes red beans and rice with sweet tea.

One day later, Flushing Town Hall will present Global Mashup for Kids: Elena Moon Park and Sonia De los Santos on Aug. 12, at 1 p.m.

Park, a Korean-American, will offer East Asian children’s folk music in Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, Taiwanese, and Tibetan. The Brooklyn resident, who released the album “Rabbit Days and Dumplings” in 2012, also plays the fiddle, mandolin, spoons, trumpet, and ukulele. Meanwhile, De Los Santos, a guitar and jarana player from Mexico, will sing from her repertoire of youth songs in Spanish and English. Both artists will explore the themes behind the ditties, which promote family, friendship, nature, and peace.

Tickets are $14 for adults and $8 for children. Teenagers can attend for free as part of an ongoing promotion. (Long part of Flushing Town Hall’s regular programming, Global Mashups mix two bands from different genres on the same stage. Each one plays a set; then they jam together. This event with Park and De Los Santos is the first-ever Global Mashup with children’s music.)

Not far away in front of Queens Museum, singer/songwriter Ani Cordero will perform on Aug. 12. Part of an ongoing Sundays on the Lawn program, this free afternoon will begin with art-making classes and games at 1:30 p.m. Cordero is a long-time researcher of Latin American music, especially a folk genre called “Nueva Trova,” which combines poetry and politicized, sing-along lyrics addressing everything from romance to colonialism to nature.

A bit later in Queens Botanical Garden at 4 p.m., the Women’s Raga Massive will offer its unique style. This artist collective, which is rooted in traditional South East Asian music, will offer improvised pieces, original works, and tributes to female heroes. The show is included in the price of admission.

Then after a Monday off, the Bartlett Band with The Next Generation Sound will take the stage in Long Island City’s Gantry Plaza State Park on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 7 p.m. This energetic group will do hits from Bebop to Hip Hop as part of the free, two-month Live at the Gantries series.

Top image: Women’s Raga Massive; Bottom image: Flushing Town Hall


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