Film Screening & Music Release of 30 NYC Buskers & New York State of Mind

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Take 30 NYC Buskers; add an award winning music producer, one iconic song and ten hours in a recording studio and magic is created, in the short documentary film and music of From Street to Studio.

Award winning author, Heather Jacks and highly acclaimed performing artist/musician, Keaton Simons will be hosting an intimate evening of film and music in the East Village of New York City at the beautifully restored speakeasy, The William Barnacle Tavern: 80 St. Marks Place, New York, NY 10009 on Tuesday, October 7th from 6-8 p.m.

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After running a successful online crowd-funding campaign, via Rockethub, 30 New York City street musicians who were featured in the Award Winning Book, The Noise Beneath the Apple were invited to Grand Street Recording in Brooklyn, New York to create a version of the Billy Joel song, New York State of Mind.

The six-plus minute jazz infused single, features some of the best, most innovative and talented musicians from the streets of New York City; violins, musical saw, cello, accordion, stunning vocals and more blend together to create this unique song.


From the ten hours in the recording studio, a 13 minute, short documentary film was also created, capturing the day and experience as it unfolded.

The evening will include live musical performances from two participants, New Orleans style pianist Gabriel Aldort and high-energy pop/folk-rock, songstressNicola, as well as the film and music screening and a Q&A with creator Heather Jacks and Music Producer/Arranger, Keaton Simons.

Each attendee will also receive a ‘Prohibition Prescription‘ ticket to be redeemed at the fully restored Absinthe fountain, (or comparable menu item), a copy of the music, a mini movie poster and a SWAG bag including items from our various supporters and sponsors.(and popcorn, of course!)


The full length DVD/CD package, including music, bonus reel, outtakes and personal scrapbook will also be available.

Scrapbook Sample

Due to the space and intimate nature of the venue, there are only 50 tickets available!

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Heather Jacks

Award-winning creator. Entrepreneur. Unable to type with boxing gloves on. Music buff. Certified TV junkie. Unapologetic Twitter Practitioner.

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  1. Heather, send me an email. I have a picture from the Denver airport that is perfect for you to give to John at Orgasmic Pizza. Looking for you and K in Mashville one day. I’m going to order your book. I’d like to get an autographed copy. How? Robert B

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