Sunday, March 7th

New York Basement Jam

@ 21h Lisbon || 4 p.m. New York

(online via zoom for max 35 people)

The story of this jazz trio would not have begun if baseball weren’t such a big thing in the Dominican Republic.

Alfredo Colon´s dad was convinced his son could become the next baseball star, signing him up for the class the young boy hated most – physical education. Alfredo did not despair. Ready to do just about anything to avoid pushing the ball, he convinced the entire family he could save them money by playing a saxophone. To his surprise, he soon realised that this was the only future he wanted.

Years later, in New York, he met Connor Parks and Hannah Marks, whose respective drums and double-bass were the missing parts for a band. It all came together during the pandemic. The three found the last missing element – a basement – and Tide Pools was born.

As the name suggests, Tide Pools is a metaphor for what is left after the ocean recedes. The summary of vastness in a confined space. For the trio, the tide pools are filled with avant-garde jazz, old rum commercials from the Dominican Republic, forgotten folk songs and modern classics.

This Sunday we are invited to their New York basement for a jam session where we will be a unique tide pool for the band’s creativity.

Who is organising this concert?

Invisible City, a non-profit on a mission to enable emerging artists to perform more and get paid fairly.

How do I see the concert?

Once you have made your donation, we’ll send you an online ticket with a secret code to our invisible private room in Zoom, for which we have a professional account for maximum quality. We do NOT RECORD the concerts and keep our virtual room intimate and cosy, limiting the participation to 35 people.

Will I have a good sound?

We make sure that the artists have the fastest internet connection possible and are properly geared. We run numerous soundchecks prior to the concert to make sure everything is tuned on the artist side! You can do your part: make sure your setup is as perfect as possible with our self-soundcheck guide.

How much should I donate?

We encourage you to make a donation on behalf of every person who participates in this online concert together with you.

We believe that 4 euros per person is fair, yet most guests usually contribute around 9 euros, so if you have the means and wish to support the artists and Invisible City further, we’d be grateful if your donation corresponds to what feels fairest to you.

You can also make a donation directly to the Invisible City account (for example, from your Revolut app or similar):

Account name: Invisible City MTÜ

IBAN: EE88 7700 7710 0336 8942


(When you make a transfer, please mention your email so that we send you the ticket!)

How much does the artist actually get?

Even before the gig starts, Invisible City guarantees 100 euros to the artist. This is our investment into the performance which provides a safety net for the artist. We make sure it is never a lottery! These funds come from reinvesting the donations from the previous performances as well as from our private sponsors who support Invisible City directly (here is how you can become one).

What the campaign receives above the 100 euro mark, we share with the artist in equal parts. In this way, we provide a guaranteed income to the artist while staying sustainable and helping more artists run more wonderful gigs.

How do I pay in my currency?

Right next to the amount in euros you can change the currency by clicking on the arrow and choosing yours. This way the system will accept your card.

Do you have Apple/Google Pay?

Yes. Just click here.

I need further help with donating!

Do you have MBway? Is your preferred method not working? Write to us at magic@invisiblecity.eu so that we do the impossible to help you join us!

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