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Coffee Music Project

Get your groove on.

You’ve watched Latte Art Live, indulged in a couple of Cocktails and checked out all of our amazing exhibitors... now it’s time to sway on over to the stage to lose yourself in the live music.

The best artists from NYC and beyond, spanning a variety of musical genres, will take to the main stage, courtesy of The Coffee Music Project, an international platform for emerging talent. 

Applications are now open, so if you’re an aspiring musician and want the chance to win the $10,000 grand prize, make sure to register. Successful applicants will be offered the chance to perform in front of 12,000 New York festival-goers before going to London for the final competition.

Coffee Music Project | 2023 Highlights

Aleks T

Influenced by: Lady Gaga
Next Shows: October 10, 12 & 14 | London

Inspired through her charity work with Soapbox - London and working with many young artists, Aleks decided to quit her day job at the beginning of 2023, to become a full-time singer songwriter and performer. Over the next two years, Aleks is due to release a pop/rock album and a blues EP. She wants people to feel free and energized through her music and performances.
Yolanda Matesasira

Influenced by: Michael Jackson
Latest single: The One
Yolanda is a music artist, songwriter, vocal producer and dancer, who has earned a reputation as a talented songwriter and skillful performer.

From live gigs to studio sessions and more, Yolanda continues to touch fans with her distinct and unique voice and music style.

Scott Krokoff

Influenced by: The Beatles
Latest single: Almost There
New Yorker, Scott Krokoff, weaves elements of folk rock & country pop into confessional and compelling Americana. His next song, Can’t Go Back, is due to be released mid to late October 2023.

Allie Glassman

Influenced by: Norah Jones
Latest Single: Echo Speak

Allie takes her listeners on a journey, creating stories from experiences throughout her life. Allie performs regularly at venues around NYC, including Rockwood Music Hall, Bowery Electric and Pete's Candy Store. Her next single will be released in February 2024.

Gwendolyn Fitz

Influenced by: Nora Jones
Latest single: Blooming Once Again

Gwendolyn Fitz is a jazz-pop singer-songwriter, ukulele player, and theater creator who enjoys weaving stories through music and bringing them to life virtually and onstage. Her award-winning ukulele musical, Ease of a Murder, was selected by Emerging Artist Theater’s New Work Series to have its first debut performance at NYC’s TADA Theater in March of 2022 after winning Best Show with Music at the 2021 Pittsburgh Fringe Festival.


Norman Alexander

Influenced by: Ed Sheehan
Latest Single: For Me
Norman, a resident of Queens NYC, is a very soulful RnB artist, with a beautiful powerful voice. After performing at The New York Coffee Festival, he’ll next be at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC on Oct 19th, 2023.
Trop Mal
Influenced by: Jimi Hendrix
Latest Single: "N Luv Again"
Discover the musical world of Trop Mal, an artist making waves with her genre-bending sensibilities. With 'Something I Couldn't Do' and 'N Luv Again,' she's captured hearts. Her music's magic recently graced Hulu's Demons and Saviors trailer. Stay tuned for her October release and a string of year-end live shows.

Dudley Group

Influenced by: Lauryn Hill
Latest single: Promise Kept
A native New Yorker from Long Island, Dudley has recently opened for great Hip-Hop artists like Slick Rick, Talib Kweli & Asher Roth.
Having released his latest single, Promise Kept, he’s now working on his next song, due to be released in November.

Influenced by: Alicia Keys
Latest singles: Don’t &  Besos De Miel
MARLEY is a singer/songwriter born and raised in New York City. In 2017, MARLEY gained notoriety performing in subways which led to opportunities in television, performance gigs and many collaborations. Of Dominican descent and with indefinite love from her fans MARLEY is just beginning.



Influenced by: Lauryn Hill / Erykah Badu 
Latest Single: Privacy 
Zaniah is a 24-year-old singer/songwriter from Louisville, KY who won the Coffee Music Project, Global ‘Coffee Song’ in 2021 with her song ‘Coffee Bean’. 
With roots in old country music, her sound can be described as a contemporary take on R&B/Soul with a southern twang. The unique charisma and warm, silky tone of her voice sets her apart as something truly special in today’s musical landscape. She puts heavy emphasis on live instrumentation and musicality with an original, modern approach to achieving a familiar, vintage sound that can speak to every generation. 

Visit coffeemusicproject.com to find out how you can perform at The New York Coffee Festival 2023!

Program currated by SEB Collective 
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