This is Not the Radio feat: Melissa Czarnik, Nicholas Zork, Joel Daniels

This is Not the Radio

Melissa Czarnik

Poet and emcee Melissa Czarnik defies category with her genre blending approach to hip hop. Her soulful and sexy flow captivates listeners with intricate lyricism and heartfelt storytelling. Czarnik performs exclusively with live musicians and crafts her signature sound in the studio with classically trained composer, Eric Joseph Meyer. She performs with some of the finest musicians in New York City including Meredith Butterworth (djembe/vibraphone/vocals), Ari Folman-Cohen (bass), Eric Joseph Meyer (keys), Sam Neufeld (trumpet), and Ryan Ramirez (drums).

She has toured the U.S. and Europe fusing elements of soul, classical and emceeing that satisfies both hip hop and jazz lovers alike. Her latest album, Non Merci has earned her recognition from The Deli Magazine as one of New York City’s Best Emerging Artists, while NPR’s All Songs Considered hails her as a “Soulful, fluid rapper that has produced a surprising, potent and thoughtful mix of funk, jazz, soul and hip-hop.”

Nicholas Zork is a singer-songwriter, composer, arranger, music director and collaborative artist. His songs, academic writing and music practices explore ways that music can resonate, embody meaning, cultivate diverse and inclusive community, and overcome social barriers.

He is the musical director for TINTR (, a diverse artists’ community in New York City, with whom he has helped create collaborative concerts at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, Apollo Music Cafe and other venues. He is the artistic director and co-curator for Carnegie Hill Concerts, a chamber music series that features artists of different genres and disciplines in curated, shared programs, bringing people together to participate in the celebration and cultivation of New York City’s diverse community ( And he is a founding partner of SongLab (, an online music education community.

Nicholas’ classical compositions have been performed by university and festival choirs, and his music has appeared in numerous television programs.

In addition to writing and recording with other artists, Nicholas also performs his own folk-oriented pop songs. His music has taken him around the United States, Europe and to Australia. Nicholas’ EPs, “Questions I Can’t Answer” and “All We Own,” explore issues of love, loss, doubt and hope through stories — both autobiographical and imagined.



GA Seated || PLEASE NOTE: There is a TWO DRINK MINIMUM in the room.

Advance tickets are available online until 5:30PM, day of show. Any remaining tickets can be purchased at the door at showtime.

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Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3