Musicians in the Garden

Q. What was that beautiful song I heard wafting under the willow the other day?

A: Community Gardens not only support flora and fauna but also foster culture and the arts. 6/15 Green has a rich history of live music performances at our annual Spring and Fall Festivals, and has recently added more events like Make Music Day, all staffed by volunteers and often with top-notch artists donating their services. Please check the extraordinary, diverse musicians we have recently hosted below!

(If you would like to make a donation to the Garden to make more events possible, you may make a tax-deductible donation here. Every penny helps!)

Make Music Day Musicians 2022

Musicians that took part in the 2022 Make Music Day NY. For more information about the program and participating artists please visit: https://makemusicny.org/

Axel Barragán 

Fusing Andean folk elements, pop, rock and electronic sounds, Axel Barragán brings an eclectic sound that can make you jump and dance. His style derives from South American rhythms and contemporary modern rock and pop influences. He sings in both English and Spanish so the songs have multicultural appeal. No limits. It's a celebration. Radicado en NYC, Axel Barragán trae para todos ustedes un sonido fresco y divertido lleno de vivencias, felicidades e ironías vividas. Que les vaya bonito, siempre.

Cheryl Tugade

Cheryl Tugade is a 19-year-old singer-songwriter and student at UC Berkeley. Blending catchy melodies with sharp rhythm, she has crafted a brand of chill pop influenced by the likes of Lauv, Jeremy Zucker, and LANY. Her lyrics are honest, relatable, and introspective. Her songs paint vivid stories rich with nostalgic details and philosophical musings. Exploring the turmoil of past relationships, the warmth of late nights with friends, and the loneliness of feeling lost and unsure of who you are — Cheryl captures the chaos and euphoria navigating life and change as a young adult.

Evan V

Evan's passion in life is to inspire children and adults with music. He hopes that by providing a strong musical foundation at a young age his students will be inspired to incorporate music into their daily lives.

The Melodic Miners

We are the Melodic Miners, a Brooklyn based band playing original Americana with a soulful sound steeped in the traditions of old time country, blues and folk. Our melodies are upbeat with foot-stomping rhythms and lyrics range from the poignant to the absurd. As public school educators, we live in the community, play to have fun and love to engage an audience.

Mezzo A Capella

Mezzo A Cappella is a New York City–based all-female a cappella group. A diverse, close-knit group of women, the Mezzo ladies are passionate about music and performance and truly enjoy sharing that love with others. In 2019, Mezzo released their first E.P., called Woman Like Me available on all streaming platforms. Additionally, Mezzo has performed at various venues such as Rockwood Music Hall, the Bitter End, the Bell House, the Marriott Marquis, the Shrine, Pianos, and Sessions 73, and have also been part of events such as Thanksgiving parties, Halloween celebrations, weddings, and corporate affairs. We're also part of the Contemporary A Cappella League and the MTA's Music Under New York program, and are the official music partner of the Women's Education Project.​

Sandra Kluge

Sandra Kluge is a Tap Percussionist born in Bremen (Germany,) based in Brooklyn (NY), and performing and teaching internationally. She writes, records, and performs her own original music, in which Tap is the exclusive percussive instrument, both solo and with a band. Sandra is deconstructing the classic Tap vocabulary in order to be a full band member, rather than just the cherry on top. Her performance highlights include Thomas Marek's show NOLA, the Tap Dance Days festival, Swiss Tap Days, Düsseldorf Photo Weekend, Symphony Space, LaGuardia PAC, Judson Church, Piano's, The Duke on 42nd St, Basilica Hudson, and many more. Her work has been featured on the Tap Love Tour Podcast, German Tap Magazine, Dance Advantage, Dance Writer Australia, and Vocalo Radio. Sandra is the only Tap Percussionist to be an alumna of the Art Omi Music Fellowship Program and has received a commission from the International Contemporary Ensemble to create a new collaborative work in 2022/23.

Tracy Fitz

Tracy Fitz (Flute) has performed with The Brooklyn Brandenburgers Family Holiday Concerts at the Old Stone House, among other venues. She is also a solar energy expert! She is joined by Martha Siegel on Cello.

Previous Programs

Miguel Gutierrez

Miguel Gutierrez is a choreographer, composer, performer, singer, writer, educator, podcaster, and arts advocate who has lived in New York for twenty five years. His work creates empathetic and irreverent spaces outside of traditional discourse. He believes in an approach to art making that is fierce, fragile, empathetic, political, and irreverent.

Miguel, a City Artist Corps Grantee, performed SADONNA as part of the Arts Festival that took place October 1-2, 2021. 

SADONNA is exactly what it sounds like: sad versions of Madonna songs. In this music project, choreographer Miguel Gutierrez shows just how tiny the spiritual distance is between the international pop superstar, who grew up in Bay City, Michigan and himself, an international experimental itinerant artist who grew up in Colonia, New Jersey. Backed by the SLUTINOS, the Sad Latino Boys Backup Singers, SADONNA ekes out the melancholy cry for help hidden within Madonna’s uplifting lyrics.