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The James Buckley Trio is  a contemporary jazz trio playing modern instrumental original compositions. For fans of Brad Mehldau, Keith Jarrett, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Ornette Coleman.

Watch the show, livestreamed only on Culture Lab's YouTube channel, Friday, December 4 at 7pm!

The James Buckley Trio is:

James Buckley - Bass/Composition

Jonathan Goldberger - Guitar

Jeff Davis - Drums/Composition

Below, watch our first Culture Lab Sessions episode, featuring our house band,

Culture Lab Crewrecorded November 27, 2020.

CULTURE LAB SESSIONS is being performed and recorded with the safety of our artists and staff in mind, and with NY State social distancing guidelines strictly observed.

If you liked this show, help us do more...

Culture Lab Sessions

Tune in on Friday nights, as we invite local musicians to jam in The Culture Lab Theatre. 

We started Culture Lab LIC to support artists and to provide affordable, exciting and diverse art to our community. When COVID-19 hit, we began transforming our parking lot into a live music venue, where the community could gather to watch artists perform in a safe and socially distanced environment.

Now that the weather is turning cold, we are moving inside to our 12,000 sq ft gallery space, where we will launch Culture Lab Sessions — a weekly livestream event which will feature a different local solo artist or band every Friday night from 7-9pm.

By tuning in, you can enjoy an intimate live concert from the comfort of your own home and get a preview of what these amazing musicians are working on during the winter months. 

The practical and emotional toll COVID-19 has had on our artistic community is devastating. Culture Lab LIC will be here to support artists through this time, and we will continue to make art happen in LIC. We believe it is during these hard times that art matters the most. 


By supporting Culture Lab Sessions, you will be directly supporting our local artists, as well as helping our organization make it through the winter, so we can return with live programming

this spring, stronger than ever. Get to know the artists in your community. These are the performers who will be playing live in our parking lot this spring!


Click here to receive one email a week, letting you know who will be playing. 


Interested in playing with us?

 Email us here

(Please include a link to you playing live!)

Help us so we can continue to help the community...


at The Plaxall Gallery

5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, New York, NY 11101

(Enter via uncovered parking lot entrance  through door above staircase.)

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Outdoor Beer Garden and Live Music Hours:

Sat & Sun, 1-6pm through Nov. 29

(Weather Permitting)

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in compliance with social distancing guidelines, access to the indoor gallery may be limited.

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​Culture Lab LIC, Inc. is a non-profit arts advocacy organization

founded by artists and incorporated in 2019 in Long Island City, New York

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