Music for the Soul
Music for the Soul is a live concert series supported by The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment in partnership with Local 802 AFM. This program provides compensation to talented NYC musicians that perform a variety of genres including Jazz, Classical, Folk, Latin. Musicians are able to show their gratitude for our healthcare heroes and also provide healing for patients and community members.
Music has been proven to reduce anxiety, blood pressure, and pain as well as improve sleep quality, mood, mental alertness and memory. Music elevates our mood and gives us energy and motivation and advances our overall health and wellbeing.
Currently, monthly concerts occur at the following hospitals:
- NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens
- NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem
- NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi
- NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County
- NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst
Additionally, we provide special concerts at events such as Staff Appreciation Day, Hispanic/Latinx Heritage, Black History Month, Women’s History Month, National Nurses Month, Asian/Pacific Islander Month, Juneteenth, and Pride Month. This list continues to grow as we learn the needs of our communities.
StoBoCoun Jazz Quartet at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, September 2021
All Women’s Brass Quintet at NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem, October 2021
Holiday Concert at NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi, December 2021
String Duo, Sasha Ono and Carolina Díaz Chan at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst for Women’s History Month, March 2022
Paul Shapiro’s Jazzy Quartet at NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County for Staff Appreciation Day, April 2022
The Eddie Venegas Acoustic Trio at NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens for National Nurses Month, May 2022
Ty Stephens Quartet Juneteenth performance at NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem, June 2022
String Duo, JD Hunter and Molly Goldman Pride performance at NYC Health + Hospitals/Judson Clinic, June 2022
The Ai Murakami Trio at NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx, November 2022