Photo by Nathan West


The Hum is a critically acclaimed concert series featuring first-time collaborative performances of 'dream bands' from a curated line-up of NYC-based female musicians. It's goal is to unite and provide exposure and solidarity to the eclectic community of women who make music in New York City. Since the inaugural Hum in April 2015, over 150 artists have participated in the series, representing a diverse array of musical genres, instrumentation, ages, and backgrounds. This May, The Hum will be presented for it's 5th consecutive season.

Hum curated 'dream bands' are commissioned to create a 30-minute live set consisting of whatever music they come up with together; improvisation, creating new music, covers, playing each others music, anything goes! 

Photo by Amanda Hatfield

Photo by Amanda Hatfield

HUM ALUMNI artists

Adrianne Lenker + Allison Miller + Aerial East + Alena Spanger + Alex Nelson + Alisha Roney + Alissia Benveniste + Alyse Lamb + Amanda Corbu + Amelia Bushell + Amy Garapic + Amy Leon + Angelica Bess + Anna Wise + Arone Dyer + Ashley Jackson + Becca Kauffman + Boshra AlSaadi + Bridget Kearney + Caitlin Frame + Caroline Davis + Casey Dienel + Cassandra Jenkins + Cat Martino + Cati Bestard + Chargaux + Christina Courtin + Dani Markham + Dayna Kurtz + Deli Neblett + Denitia Odigie + Deva Mahal +  Domenica Fossati + Eliza Bagg + Elizabeth Ziman + Elle Winston + Ella Joy Meir + Elori Kramer +  Emily Fehler + Emily Wells + Emmy the Great + Erin Fein + Eszter Balint + Felicia Douglass + Gabrielle Herbst + Gracie and Rachel + Hailey Niswanger + Hannah Epperson + Idgy Dean + Jane Boxall + Jeanann Dara + Jen Goma + Jen Turner + Jessica Carvo + Jo Lampert + Joan Wasser + Johanna Cranitch + Jordyn Blakely + Julia Easterlin + Juliana Roderos + Marie Kim + Kaila Mullady + Kaki King + Katie Jones + Katie Von Schleicher + Katrina Cunningham + Katy Mohanty + Kelsey Lu + Kendra Morris + Kimbra + Kiran Gandhi + Kristin Slipp + Larkin Grimm + Latasha Alcindor + Laura Cromwell + Lia Simone +  Lindsay Powell + Lora-Faye Ashuvud + Lorna Dune + Lynette Williams + MADEIRA + Maia Friedman + Maia MaDonald + Maralisa + Margot + Maria Eisen + Melodie Stancato + Mickey Vershbow + Michelle Cagianese + Mindy Abovitz + Mirah + Mizan + Nandi Rose Plunkett + Nico Turner + Nikara Warren + Noga Shefi + Okay Kaya + Olga Bell + Pamela Martinez + Phoebe Novak + Rachel Angel + Rachel Housle + Renata Zeiguer + Rosana Caban + Rose Blanshei + Sarah Kinlaw + Sara Lucas + Sarah Cagianese + Sarah Landeau + Sarah Pedinotti + Savannah Harris + Shannon Lee + Shayna Dunkelman + Shelley Burgon + Shilpa Ray + Sydney Price + Tamsin Wilson + Tanis Chalopin + Tara Rook + Teeny Lieberson + Xenia Rubinos + Yuka C. Honda + Yuhan Su + Zoe Brecher

Photo by Tracie Williams


"The Hum has done more for female musicians in a couple of years than a sophisticated holographic computer designed to be a surrogate mentor to musical babes with magic powers could do in a lifetime." - Noisey

"The Hum is as much about exposing women artists to each other as it is about exposing women artists to the world." - The Village Voice

"Nothing beats a blue Monday quite like a musical genre-bender, feminism and a cozy Greenpoint piano bar"Bedford+Bowery

"The venue was packed all night, with the crowd spilling out of the showroom into the hall and sitting on the floor rows deep." Brooklyn Vegan  

"This platform has given much-needed visibility to female musicians..." - Amy Poehler's Smart Girls

"Nothing beats a blue Monday quite like a musical genre-bender, feminism and a cozy Greenpoint piano bar" Bedford+Bowery

[Critics Pick] "A cool series uniting luminaries from the worlds of indie pop, R&B, art rock and beyond for one­ off collaborations." Time Out New York  

"Forging Creative One-Off (or Not) Collaborations at the Hum Series"  - Brooklyn Magazine 

"For audience and artists alike, the project has been inspiring and expansive" Greenpointers 

Interview with AudioFemme

Feature by 1985 Magazine 

Photo by Tracie Williams

ARCHIVE (Series 1-4)

Photo by David Andrako


OCTOBER 03, 2016

Featured Boshra AlSaadi (TEEN, Janka Nabay) + Felicia Douglass (Ava Luna, Gemma) + Lindsay Powell (Fielded) + Maia Macdonald (Mirah) // AudioFemme curated set feat. Angelica Bess (Body Language) + Emily Fehler (Gold Child) // The Artist's Circle by Wendy Parr curated set feat. Tanis Chalopin + Jessica Carvo + Michelle & Sarah Cagianese (Frances Rose) // Rachel Angel + Rachel Housle (Invisible Familiars) + Caitlin Frame (FRAME

OCTOBER 10, 2016

Featured Elle Winston + Ella Joy Meir (Iris Lune) + Lora-Faye Ashuvud (Arthur Moon) + Maralisa (Space Captain) + Savannah Harris // Gabrielle Herbst (GABI) // MADEIRA 

OCTOBER 17, 2016

Featured Emmy the Great + Jo Lampert (tUnE-yArDs) + Margot // Allison Miller (Boom Tic Boom) + Domenica Fossati (Underground System) + Kendra Morris // Melodie Stancato (Swoon Lake) + Sarah Kinlaw (SOFTSPOT) + Shannon Lee (Teen Body

OCTOBER 24, 2016

Featured Arone Dyer (Buke + Gase) + Shayna Dunkelman + Yuka C. Honda (Cibo Matto)  // Christina Courtin (Pilot Violet) + Lynette Williams + Rachael Price (Lake Street Dive)  // Eszter Balint + Dayna Kurtz + Sydney Price (Northwood) 

Photos by Tracie Williams, Nathan West and Coen Reece


April 03, 2016 

Featured Chargaux & Denitia Odigie (Adesuwa) // Jen Turner (form. Here We Go Magic) & Nico Turner (Cat Power) // Sara Landeau (The Julie Ruin) & Jane Boxall (CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS)

APRIL 10, 2016

Featured Julia Easterlin & Hannah Epperson // Casey Dinel (White Hinterland) & Gracie and Rachel // Dani Markham (tune-yards), Maia Friedman (Uni Ika Ai) & K. Marie Kim (Blank Paper) (CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS)

April 17, 2016

Featured KimbraAnna WiseKiran GandhiAlissia BenvenisteOlga Bell, Tif Lamson (GIVERS) /// Mirah, Sara Lucas (Ladama Project) & Kate Mohanty (Parlor Walls) /// Amy Garapic (TIGUE), Eliza Bagg (Pavo Pavo) & Elori Kramer (Alpenglow(CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS)

April 24, 2016

Featured Noga Shefi (Zula) & Yuhan Su // Kelsey Lu McJunkinsAerial East & Okay Kaya // Joan As Police WomanMizan, Noga Shefi and Jordyn Blakely (CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS)

The Hum II (October 2015)

October 5, 2015 

Larkin Grimm, Phoebe Novak & Lia Simone  // Nandi Rose Plunkett & Johanna Cranitch // Adrianne Lenker & Alena Spanger (CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS)

October 12, 2015

Maria Eisen & Laura Cromwell // Katrina Cunningham & Idgy Dean // Tamsin Wilson & Katrina Cunningham // Juliana Roderos & Tamsin Wilsen // Tom Tom Magazine drummer set with Mindy Abowitz, Maia Macdonald, Mickey Weshbow & Cati Bestard (CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS)

October 19, 2015

Latasha Alcindor, Nikara Warren, Hailey Niswanger, Katie Jones, Alissia Benveniste & Attis Clopton // Emily Wells & Lorna Dune // Becca Kauffman // Kristin Slipp // Angelica Bess // Rosana Caban (CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS)

October 26, 2015

Jeanann Dara, Rose Blanshei & Katie Von Schliecher // Amy Leon, Bridget Kearney & Alisha Roney // Kaki King & Kiran Gandhi  (CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS)

Photo Credit David Andrako and Amanda Hatfield

The Hum I (April 2015)

April 6, 2015

Amelia Bushell, Tara Rook, Pamela Martinez & Thomas Servidone // Renata Zeiguer, Cassandra Jenkins, Austin Vaughn, Sam Owens & Christian Carpenter // Shilpa Ray & Deva Mahal // Projections by Sofy Yuditskaya (CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS)

April 13, 2015

Deli Neblett & Ashley Jackson // Hannah Epperson // Elizabeth Ziman // Indigo Street & Shelley Burgon // Projections by Sofy Yuditskaya (CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS)

April 20, 2015

Alyse Lamb, Alex Nelson & Pamela Martinez // Teeny Lieberson, Jen Goma & Zoe Brecher // Kalmia Traver, Jordyn Blakely, Sarah Pedinotti & Kaila Mullady // Projections by Carmen Osterlye  (CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS)

April 27, 2015

Jen Goma, Caroline Davis & Cassandra Jenkins // Cat Martino, Erin Fein & Rosana Caban // Xenia Rubinos, Indigo Street & Shahzad Ismiley // Projections by Laura Bartczak (CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS)

Photo Credit David Andrako