newbies of MUNY announced

this year's auditions in Vanderbilt Hall of Grand Central were full of musical talent. I truly enjoyed judging this year.  Here's who got in, so when you pass them on your way to work or play say Hi and congratulate them. WNYC our amazing public radio station is calling for video and photo submissions of your favorite subway performer.  I know of so many fantastic performers, you pass them every day, next time take a clip or a pic. follow the link and submit

Welcome new Music Under New York musicians

here's a nice recap of the auditions from WNYC's Abbie Fentress Swanson

and check out the great pics of auditions by Rob Wilson on the MTA tumblr page

2012 AUDITIONS New MUNY Members

Acapella Soul Male acapella

Afrikumba Utibe Drummers Drum ensemble

Aria Eclectic vocal & guitar duo

Petula Beckles Gospel/ jazz singer songwriter

R. M. Bridgewell Guitar, Mozart to Metallica

Allan Chapman Guitar & vocals, originals & covers

Chicken Barn Heros Bluegrass trio  

Jason Cordero Piano, romantic classical 

Keith Dorgan Vibraphone & bass duo

Melissa Elledge Accordion, classics to originals

Holliewood Ft. Venor Alternative hip hop duo

Emily Hopkins Harp, classical to pop

Atsumi Ishibashi & Robin’s Egg Blue Guitar & duo, pop/folk

Richie Kaye Music Jazz duo

Karikatura Latin, gypsy, ska, reggae fusion band

Leah Laurenti R&B/ jazz singer

Buster Marengo Piano, classical 

Mariachi Flor de Toloache Female mariachi band

Jeff Masin One man band

Caesar Passée Steel drums

Matt Pless Singer songwriter

Ryutaro Shibuya Guitar, contemporary jazz

Nadine Simmons Pop/ Gospel singer

Charles Tighe Handpan player

Washington Square Winds Wind quintet