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Nicholas Greenberg, Guitar | Spring'17 Ensemble & Recital Series | School of Jazz

Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 4:00 pm

School of Jazz Performance Space, Room I531, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

On Friday April 23rd, at 4pm, The School of Jazz presents guitarist Nicholas Greenberg's Senior Recital.

Greenberg's band Dog Trainer, consisting of him on voice and guitars, Lucas del Calvo on synth and bass, and Charlie Culbert on drums, will play their debut EP “Apartments”, which comes out on March 31, 2017. Greenberg, del Calvo, and Culbert all met while attending the New School. 

Greenberg says, “I’m excited to play my EP at the New School. I’ve grown a lot musically while studying here so this recital represents the culmination of a lot of things I’ve learned.”

Listening to Dog Trainer’s debut EP Apartments is like looking at a future era through a super 8 camera. Starting with their first track “Graffiti”, Dog Trainer transports listeners into a retro-futuristic universe where gritty lo-fi guitars and vintage analog synths never quite went out of fashion.  As frontman Nicholas Greenberg laments, “it wasn’t meant to be graffiti”, an orchestra of Casio keyboards tinker beneath him in the poignant homage to 1980’s New York City. 

Dog Trainer, started as Greenberg’s solo project in September of 2016. After writing the album’s six tracks, 22-year-old Greenberg teamed up with long-time friend and collaborator Lucas del Calvo at del Calvo’s midtown apartment, where the two arranged, recorded, and mixed. The result is an ep that sounds distinctively New York and encapsulates a do-it-yourself indie aesthetic.

 Dog Trainer’s first single and music video “Graffiti” will premiere on music blog Destroy//Exist on March 1st, 2017— their full EP Apartments will be available online everywhere a month later on March 31.


Sponsored by The New School's School of Jazz

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Music Performances


General Public


Performing Arts


College of Performing Arts, School of Jazz


Music, Jazz


FREE; No tickets or reservations required, first come first seated.

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