- Pioneer DJM-800 Mixer
- Technics 1210 MK2’s
- Pioneer CDJ-1000 MK3’s
- Serato Scratch SL4
- Built-in Laptop Stand
- 1990’s Pearl Export birch 5pc drum set
- Zildjian ZBT 16″ crash
- Zildjian 20″ ride cymbals
- Zildjian 14″ Hi Hat
- Remo 14″ djembe
- LP Matador Conga
- LP Matador Tumba
- Ampeg BA15 combo bass amp
- GK 400 RB Bass Head
- Ampeg B410HLF cabinet
- Roland JC120 combo
- Fender Silverface twin reverb 1971
- Fender Silverface twin reverb 1976
- Presonus Studio Live digital console 16-4-2
PA & Stage Monitors
- Mains: EAW Fr153z / Crown Microtech 1200’s
- Subs: EAW Fr250z / Crown Microtech 2400’s
- Front Sub: EAW sb150 / Crown Microtech 2400
- Monitors: EAW SM109z / Crown Microtech 1200’s
Microphones & Direct Boxes
- Countryman direct boxes
- Whirlwind IMP direct boxes
- Shure sm 58 vocal mics
- Shure SM 57
- Shure Beta 52A
- Shure Beta 98
- Shure PG 81
- Audix D6
- Sennheiser 604
- Sennheiser e906
- Sennheiser 609
Meridian 23 is accepting booking requests for bands, DJ’s, dancers, visual artists, parties, organizations and more.
We have full backline and can accommodate both shows with cover charges or without.
Some events will require specialized DJ’s and most nights, DJ’s that can play a globalista’s range of styles.
• Name of act in subject line
• Short bio
• Links to audio and video
• Contact info
• Recent shows
Send submissions to: email@example.com
A message from the Creative Director
The artistry I want to bring to Meridian 23 is all about the cross-cultural experience. Some guidelines… No genre is excluded, but your energy is what matters. Music that inspires. Music that uplifts. Bring the funk or make the people jump. Music that gives joy, or music that swings. Music that says something, or music that evokes. And of course, music for a great party. Not something strange, but something beyond the mainstream. Nothing against that, but it is easy to find. Meridian 23 is where to come, and where people will go, for something different.
Inside Meridian 23 the masks from around the world don’t just represent their homelands, they start a room of many faces. The artists I book will be integral to that experience. This is not a concert hall, it is an intimate room. Everyone we have worked with, will work with, and who comes to be part of it are joining our community. And our community will be a little piece of what the future holds, and an homage to what NYC once was. A place where culture is born, where the new is created from many peoples compressed into the 5 boroughs.
Perhaps it is because of my mixed background, a life spent in NYC, being a UN School Alumnus, the spectrum of music I play as a DJ, or just because the 21st century has broken down walls. But I want to present both the future of music and NYC’s past. The whole world comes to NYC. The whole world is in NYC. Genres in music, schools of Art, techniques of dance and swings in fashion: boundaries are meant to be broken. All music is fusion music. Nothing is original, art is interpretation and translation. And now with information so easily shared, music worldwide is a grand bazaar.
Meridian 23 exists because of Ferdinand’s dream to open a bar that brings back the NYC we both knew growing up. From the beginning he has been committed to building for longevity. He has given me a great deal of creative freedom, even though sometimes it is not the most profitable choice. I, and the artistic community of NY will long be grateful to him for providing the forum to build a sincere, meaningful and lasting venue for celebration and the cross-cultural experience… We have and will continue to strive for a curated experience for our visitors at every level: food, drink, service, and especially the music.
But don’t get me wrong, this ain’t about education. This is a place for people to let it all hang out…