One Year Later, ‘Fiore Escape’ COVID Sessions Still Captivate

Posted on: September 23rd, 2021 at 5:09 am by

Photo: Bob Krasner

One year after first captivating passersby at Essex and Grand Streets, the free fire escape concert series is back for another.

Indeed, musician Jill Fiore will perform anew from the second floor of her Essex Street tenement (above Delancey Car Service).

The next so-called “Fiore Escape” show is slated for October 15, as announced on Instagram, the fourth in a series of performances that began as a pandemic experiment in October 2020.

Indeed, one year ago during PAUSE, when holed-up city-dwellers needed to blow off steam, Jill stepped onto her fire escape at 29 Essex to provide entertainment to a populace starved of clubs and concerts. What followed was an outpouring of neighborly love, and related press coverage.

Fiore had contracted COVID-19 earlier in March 2020, when the idea first germinated.

“One day when I was still sick, but strong enough to crawl through the window, I went out on my fire escape and decided that I wanted to do a show out there,” she told AMNY. “There was life outside – there was a connection to people.”

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