NYAC PRESENTS…. Janita, Jessie Standafer & Mishti

New York Arts Collective

Founded by singer-songwriters, the New York Artists Collective curates artist performances “in the round” while building creative community in New York City. Modeled after the writers’ rounds of Nashville, TN, #NYAC events bring musicians, poets, and performers together to share their original work while also sharing the stories and journeys that made them the artists they are. For the audience, these events are a unique and intimate experience. While enjoying the variety of three different artists, these live shows also give a special look “behind the scenes” of the creative process.

Critical acclaim fused with commercial success may be rare in the music world. For Janita, this coveted combination is simply the norm.  Already established as an iconic recording artist and music figure in her native Finland, Janita (pronounced YA-nee-tuh) moved to New York City early in her career, building on those initial successes by launching her American recording career with two Top-40 Billboard hits. Her albums that followed, Haunted (2010 ECR Music Group), and Didn’t You, My Dear? (2015 ECR Music Group), have cemented her reputation as a powerful multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and arranger—while garnering her further recognition for her electrifying and unique talent as a singer.

Jessie Standafer

With an insatiable passion for LGBTQ representation in music, Jessie does not wait for permission to make art happen, and lives by the radical belief that artists have the power to direct culture. She has returned to the socially conscious roots of pop music to produce & amplify revolutionary content. With a voice like honey & lightning, Jessie makes music that defies easy categorization; she is a musical activist, writing music and creating visual content that advocates for lesbian representation, racial equity, and cannabis legalization. Jessie is a living, breathing rainbow…the future is femme

A singer-songwriter-guitarist with the lyricism of Jeff Buckley and the badassness of Slash demands the ear of any listener with her fresh take on post-pop rock music. While finishing touches of her debut EP (produced by Cyndi Lauper’s guitarist Alex Nolan) are fine-tuned, Mishti continues to write songs for the unrequited and fantasize the next performance: “I want to create music that transforms people’s moods the same way music I love transforms mine... and changes my life in those 4 minutes… and then ‘replay’.”



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