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a new solo album from NYFOS Records!


the debut album of tenor Joshua Blue with pianist Steven Blier 

Recorded at Big Orange Sheep in November 2022, and produced by Steven Blier and Jonathan Estabrooks, Black & Blue explores themes of racial equality and human resilience, in songs spanning over five decades. The disc includes two songs receiving their first-ever recordings: Freedom Train and Negrita. Joshua Blue performs together with NYFOS Artistic Director Steven Blier at the piano, showcasing their long-standing artistic relationship.  Learn more

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Scheduled for release in digital and physical formats on March 31, 2023.

“Red Beans and Rice” is now streaming!   Listen now!
This single is a signature of Gladys Bentley, a cross-dressing blues artist with a voice of Wagnerian force and a devilish wit. Josh and Steve offer “Red Beans and Rice” in Bentley’s original key, inspired by her clarion abandon.


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Songs of the 60s

NYFOS’s annual spring gala

Monday, May 17, 2023, 6:30PM

RACQUET & TENNIS CLUB  •  Tickets Available HERE

An evening of cocktails, dinner, and performances featuring songs by Laura Nyro, Simon & Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell and the Beatles, along with some Motown hits and—who knows?—maybe even a tune from Hair.

Our superlative cast of performers includes the Broadway sensation Julie Benko (currently starring in Funny Girl) and her husband, the brilliant jazz pianist Jason Yeager; two powerhouse balladeers, tenors Joshua Blue and Daniel McGrew; and NYFOS’s dear friend Lucia Bradford, a one-woman Supremes. We promise you an unforgettable night out! — Steven Blier

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a new EP from NYFOS Records coming soon!


a midcentury masterwork by Paul Bowles 

This seven-movement work balances sensuality with innocence and lightness with hints of foreboding. Bowles’ music dips into the exotic sounds of Morocco and Ceylon, Poulenc-style post-impressionism, and pure American tunefulness to paint the journey, and Schuyler’s libretto melds the directness of Gertrude Stein with the fantasy of Maurice Sendak, allowing simple things to become paradoxical and mysterious.   Learn more

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Released in digital and physical formats on November 18, 2022.

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a favorite from the NYFOS stage joins our label

Love Sublime

feat. Sasha Cooke and Steven Blier

This is a gorgeous song by Brad Mehldau, one of America’s greatest jazz musicians, with a dark, erotic atmosphere unlike anything else I’ve ever played. It’s in that area where classical music, jazz, and popular music blend their best qualities—people from all walks of musical life will claim it as their own. And Sasha Cooke has just the right juicy, mysterious voice to bring this masterpiece to life. — Steven Blier

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Available wherever you stream music

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dedicated to sharing extraordinary live performances from our extensive archives, as well as new studio recordings with some of today’s most exciting voices.

Our first album


feat. Stephanie Blythe, William Burden, Steven Blier 

In an extraordinary live performance from The Kaye Playhouse in the year 2000. Released in digital and physical formats on January 28, 2022.   Learn more

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 “If you’ve never had the pleasure of attending an NYFOS concert, now is your chance to hear what the fuss is about”

From Opera News‘ rave review of “From Rags to Riches”
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a classic American jazz standard

Black & Blue

feat. Joshua Blue and Steven Blier 

Fats Waller and Andy Razaf premiered “Black & Blue” 93 years ago and it still detonates as powerfully as the day it was written. Rising tenor Joshua Blue belts it out like nobody’s business, backed up by Steve Blier’s juicy arrangement. And it will be the title track of an album they are planning for next season! Get a taste wherever you stream music. 

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an anonymous early Latin American art song

El dulce de América

feat. Jennifer Aylmer, Oren Fader, James Saporito, and Steven Blier 

Created by an unknown composer and poet around 1780, this sweet Spanish-language tune is a cautionary tale of the dangers of  indulgence.

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