Staten Island Music

On October 20th, from 2pm to 7pm, Snug Harbor will be hosting the annual Staten Island Jazz Festival from the Universal Temple of the Arts.

This past summer, the Staten Island trio of Ricky Vega (Guitar, Vocals), Joe Scarcella (Bass), and Peter Grancio (Drums, Vocals) released their debut album under the name Elm Sun called ‘Paraiso.’

Recently, Youtuber JRG54 uploaded a few longform videos of the Staten Island Philharmonic performing from this summer

For a while now, Art on the Terrace has been hosting a very unique songwriter’s circle every last Monday of the month. This month’s event takes place on May 28th

But in researching this song, I was led to a 2005 NY Times article that told a much crazier story than just a couple of guys hopped up on SI pride.

Sergio Napoletano has been kicking around the SI music scene for a few years now, slowly refining and whittling down his signature sound until the music perfectly matches the emotional weight he throws behind it.

For the past couple of months, the Staten Island Advance’s online presence SILive.com has been rounding up the island’s best though a series of online reader polls. This morning the outlet revealed the winners in the “Best Hip Hop” category.