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Blues and Jazz in New York City This Week - April 21-April 28

Blues and Jazz in New York City This Week Photo: Flickr/Zhang Yu  

Music fans in NYC can find all the latest blues and jazz shows and performances in City Guide's calendar. With newer venues like Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola joined by world-famous classics like the Village Vanguard and Birdland, you'll find jazz from hard bop to progressive. The blues also live in NYC, at great spots like Terra Blues.

Queens County Roots - Bar Chord
Through March 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Queens County Roots

Cortelyou Jazz Jam - Bar Chord
April 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Weekly Jazz Jam Hosted by Michael Vitali

The Music of Amy Winehouse & 'Hello' The Adele Experience at The Loft - 4/21 - City Winery
April 21, 2019 - 2nd floor New York

The Adele Tribute "Hello" is the ultimate tribute to the world famous and much loved soul singer Adele. Featuring songs from her debut album 19, her mega hit sensation 21 and record breaking follow up album 25. The Evergreen Experience delivers every song you love by Adele such as Hello, Rumor has it, Someone like you, When we were young, Rolling in the Deep, Set Fire to the Rain, Send my love to your new Lover and many more. You will feel powerful performances from the effervencent Ashley Monique Menard and the charming Jessica Stark. These women leaves audiences spellbound with rich, velvety and soulful vocals. Amy Winehouse was a huge star whose light faded way before her time. The English singer-songwriter shot to stardom in 2006, winning five Grammys for Back to Black. Posthumously, she was listed at 26 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Music. Now Jessica Stark & Ashley Menard, performs some of Winehouse's biggest hits . Relive The Unforgettable Songs of Amy Winehouse and more, at NYC's City Winery.

Christopher Mcbrite - Minton's Playhouse
April 21, 2019 - Harlem

Admission may increase depending upon a given week's performance schedule Superb Alto Saxophonist Christopher McBride has been slowly but steadily turning heads with his ubiquitous work as an invaluable sideman since the mid-aughts. Now Christopher is gaining respect amongst fans, critics and his peers as one of the most versatile musicians in the world. His 2012 debut album Quatuor de Force certainly establishes his ability to front a group and write his own soulful, melodically indelible tunes. Applauded for his ability to play in all musical situations, McBride has the ability to unleash a fiery attack and serrated tone, but on his recent album he explores a more measured, mellow sound heavily influenced by contemporary R&B—with a strong shot of Cannonball Adderley's post-bop sensuality–but his improvising is very rigorous and co

Jazz Brunch: Live Jazz Trio - Fine & Rare
April 21, 2019 - New York

Join us for Jazz Brunch. Enjoy our seasonal menu, crafted cocktails, ls and our extensive spirits selection.

Stevie Wonder Tribute Ft. the Black Soul Experience - Groove
April 21, 2019 - New York

Over his illustrious career, Stevie Wonder has entertained millions and millions since the young age of 11. While he was recognized then as a child prodigy, no one could possibly have imagined that "Little Stevie Wonder" would go on to win 25 Grammy Awards and sell more than 100 million albums worldwide, with 30 U.S. top ten hits under his belt as well. This evening will feature The Black Soul Experience featuring an all star lineup of the top musicians and singers in New York City. They'll perform the early hits of Stevie's youth, through his teenage years, and throughout his profilic "Innervisions" and "Songs in the Key of Life."

The Black Soul Experience - Groove
April 21, 2019 - New York

Welcome to The Black Soul Experience, a high-powered, intense live show. R&B, funk, soul, soca, hip-hop, reggae, and house will keep you dancing in the aisles all night long! Featuring your host, bandleader, and veteran musician at the Groove, Antwon Robinso, alongside Tracey Nicole. Backed by the finest musicians in NYC.

Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band - Fat Cat
April 21, 2019 - New York

Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band

Behn Gillece Group - Fat Cat
April 21, 2019 - New York

Behn Gillece Group

John Escreet Quartet - 55 Bar
April 21, 2019 - New York

John Escreet...Keyboards Pedro Martins...Guitar & Vocals Frederico Heilodoro...Bass & Vocals Obed Calvaire...Drums

Sam Dillon - Birdland Jazz Club
April 21, 2019 - New York

Sam Dillon

The Chelsey Green Berklee Quintet - Birdland Jazz Club
April 21, 2019 - New York

The Chelsey Green Berklee Quintet

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - Birdland Jazz Club
April 21, 2019 - New York

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

The Barr Brothers - Murmrr
April 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Barr Brothers have partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will go to support George Mark Children's House life-affirming care and comfort for children and their families. https://georgemark.org

Antoine Dowdell Group - Paris Blues
Through April 21, 2019 - New York

Antoine Dowdell Group

Larry Goldings/Peter Bernstein/Bill Stewart - Jazz Standard
Through April 21, 2019 - New York

In the 1950s and '60s, Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff, Richard "Groove" Holmes, and Larry Young pio­neered and popularized the jazz organ trio. For the past quarter–century, Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein and Bill Stewart have taken that fundamental concept into fresh territory, recording eleven masterful albums under various members' names or as a collective unit. These rotating roles show the equality of each member's contribution to the whole and their individual stature as world–class bandleaders. Equally adept at roiling bebop intensity, gentle ballad expressions, and knotty fistfuls of funk, the group has been less active in the last few years, owing to the demands of their individual careers, so every new album and tour is cause for celebration. Ramshackle Serenade (Pirouet) is their first studio session in twelve years and a welcome return for what DownBeat calls "a killer organ trio barrage that's deep in the pocket." Larry Goldings – organ, piano Peter Bernstein – guitar Bill Stewart – drums

Terence Blanchard ft The E-Collective - Blue Note
Through April 21, 2019 - New York

Music and art have the power to change hearts and souls," expresses composer and trumpeter Terence Blanchard — a belief brought to life through the music of Blanchard and his E-Collective. This revolutionary ensemble thrives off the perfect mixture of Blanchard's genius and the innovations of four young musical pioneers: guitarist Charles Altura, pianist Fabian Almazan, bassist David "DJ" Ginyard Jr., and drummer Oscar Seaton. It was while recording the scores for Spike Lee's Inside Man and Kasi Lemmons' Talk to Me that Blanchard and Seaton first dreamt of a band that layered grooves teeming with funk, R&B, and blues colors. Years later, that dream came to fruition and formed the foundation for the E-Collective's signature sound.

Purchase Jazz Orchestra with Special Guest Steve Nelson - Dizzy's Club
April 22, 2019 - New York

With the Purchase Jazz Orchestra and vibraphonist Steve Nelson. The 17-piece SUNY Purchase Jazz Orchestra (PJO), co-directed by Grammy Award–winning bassist Todd Coolman and legendary trumpeter Jon Faddis, is comprised of exceedingly talented students from the Conservatory of Music's jazz studies program. Performing jazz from every era, from staples like Ellington and Basie to leading contemporary composers like McNeely, Clayton, Abene, and Schneider, the PJO always swings. The PJO and its many special guests have a long history with Dizzy's Club, and tonight the group features special guest vibraphonist Steve Nelson, one of the absolute top voices on the instrument and an in-demand headliner at Dizzy's Club and beyond.

Rumpleteaser: Musical Improv - UCBT Hell's Kitchen
April 22, 2019 - New York

Come watch a group of improvisers create a brand new musical right before your eyes! Everything will be made up on the spot - from the dance to the music to the lyrics. They'll take you to a whole new world and all that jazz. Anything goes! Xanadu.

Paul Bollenbeck Trio - Rue-B Jazz
April 22, 2019 - New York

Paul Bollenbeck Trio

Jim Caruso's Cast Party - Birdland Jazz Club
April 22, 2019 - New York

"Jim Caruso's Cast Party is the best thing to happen to nightlife since prohibition ended." Think "American Idol" meets "The Tonight Show." Imagine Martin Short and Liza throw a hip house party around the baby grand…and you're invited! Cast Party is a wildly popular happening that has brought Broadway glitz and urbane wit to the legendary Birdland in New York City every Monday night since 2003. It is the ultimate spot to mix and mingle with show folk and the people who love them. Cast Party is a hilariously impromptu variety show where showbiz superstars and up-and-comers deliver jaw-dropping musical performances and razzle-dazzle. Legendary showman Jim Caruso guides the entire affair with razor-sharp humor and the unbridled enthusiasm of an uber-fan. Musical Director Billy Stritch holds court at the ivories, along with Steve Doyle on bass, and Daniel Glass on drums...but the real fun starts when the audience participates in the onstage festivities. Broadway legends, jazzers, cabaret divas, starry-eyed tourists and kids right off the bus take to the stage and entertain each other. If you have a voice, a dream and some sheet music, your Cast Party moment just might be at hand. C... (read more)

Niki Rubin And The Warren Double G Trio - Paris Blues
April 22, 2019 - New York

Niki Rubin and the Warren Double G Trio

Bruce Mack w/Nubian Messengers - Nublu 151
April 22, 2019 - New York

Prolific songwriter and funk-rocker Bruce Mack, (former Black Rock Coalition President & Burnt Sugar Arkestra alumnus), has put together a dynamic and rhythmic band combining his alternative sounds with traditional West African drums & rhythms of the folkloric ensemble Nubian Messengers. Mack’s jazz and soul vocals spearhead a percussion section that brings an energetic & vibrant West African flavor into an afro-futurist flavorful gumbo.

Pop Life - Groove
April 22, 2019 - New York

Larry Hendricks- vocals Joey Ray - keys and vocals Gennaro Esposito- guitar Rawn Randall- bass Koko Bermejo - drums and keys PopLife is playing the hits from 80s and 90s.

Cheryl Pepsii Riley's 'Black Velvet Mondays, Musicians and Singers Jam' - Groove
April 22, 2019 - New York

Exciting News! Starting Monday, October 23rd, We are Pleased to Announce that Cheryl Pepsii Riley's "Black Velvet Mondays, Musicians and Singers Jam" will come to The Groove Stage! This World Renowned Weekly Event started 10 years ago in The Village in NYC and garnered International Attention! Started and Hosted by Cheryl Pepsii, This Actress, Singer, Writer and Recording Artist felt the Need to fill a void for Up and Coming Artists who were looking for a safe place to Shed n Hone their Craft. A place they could be Embraced, Encouraged and Mentored. Many of these participants have gone on to Successful Careers and credit "Black Velvet Monday's" for the many invaluable lessons they learned along the way and The Ever Growing Music Community of Friends and Fellow Artists they have acquired. Featuring The band, "Hot Chocolate" and "Team HornSection", This platform is open to All Singers, Musicians, Spoken Word Artists, Writers, Dancers and Real Music Lovers and Promises to be an Amazing Addition to The Cafe Wha weekly line up. So, join Us as We Trust Our Individual and Collective Gifts and Keep The Legacy of Live Music in NYC Alive!

Sanah Kadoura Sextet - Fat Cat
April 22, 2019 - New York

Sanah Kadoura Sextet

Brian Charette - 55 Bar
April 22, 2019 - New York

Too Many Asians! Rumpleteaser: Musical Improv - UCBT Hell's Kitchen
April 22, 2019 - New York

There's too many Asians on the stage! Wait no there's only one. A one-man characters sketch show by Woody Fu. By the end of the show, you will be an Asian ally or dead, GUARANTEED. Come watch a group of improvisers create a brand new musical right before your eyes! Everything will be made up on the spot - from the dance to the music to the lyrics. They'll take you to a whole new world and all that jazz. Anything goes! Xanadu.

Guitar Masters Series: David Gilmore/Maurizio Brunod Quartet. - Zinc Bar
April 22, 2019 - New York

Acclaimed jazz guitarists David Gilmore and Maurizio Brunod bring their formidable quartet to Zinc jazz club on Monday, April 22. They're supported by bassist Brad Jones and drummer Marcello Pellitteri. David Gilmore has performed and recorded with many of today's most influential artists including Wayne Shorter, Steve Coleman, Christian McBride, Dave Douglas, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Randy Brecker, Lenny White, Stanley Clarke, Sam Rivers, and many others. His latest release, Transitions (2017 Criss Cross Records) is one of Downbeat Magazine's top CDs of 2017. He was also recently voted into both the Critic's Poll and Reader's Poll of 2017. Gilmore's playing has been compared to guitarists as diverse as George Benson and Jimi Hendrix. Gilmore has been the recipient of numerous grants, including two Chamber Music of America, New Jazz Works Composer Grants, and nominated for the prestigious Doris Duke Artist Award. Committed to an improvisational approach that reflects a global awareness, he conducts master classes around the world, and is a Professor at the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Mingus Big Band: Celebrating 10 Years at Jazz Standard - Jazz Standard
April 22, 2019 - New York

"…No composer–bandleader–instrumentalist since Ellington encompassed more of jazz's accomplish­ment and promise. Mingus wasthe black–music experience in the United States – in its hybridization, its questing after form, its improvisation, competitiveness, impertinence, outrage, intellectualization, joy, emotionalism, bitterness, comedy, parody, and frustration." (Gary Giddins, Riding On A Blue Note: Jazz and American Pop, 1991

Howard Mcgillin: Never Been Younger - Birdland Jazz Club
April 22, 2019 - New York

Howard McGillin: Never Been Younger

Wayne Tucker and the Bad Motha's - Birdland Jazz Club
April 22, 2019 - New York

Wayne Tucker and The Bad Motha's

Kazu Pf Yokoshima Quartet Featuring Frank Sr - Rue-B Jazz
Through April 22, 2019 - New York

Kazu Pf Yokoshima Quartet Featuring Frank Sr

Melvin Vines & The Harlem Jazz Machine - Paris Blues
Through April 22, 2019 - New York

Melvin Vines & The Harlem Jazz Machine

La Banda Ramirez - Paris Blues
Through April 22, 2019 - New York

La Banda Ramirez

Michael Potter - Bar Chord
April 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

Singer/Songwriter

Sam Reider & Human Hands - Dizzy's Club
April 23, 2019 - New York

With accordionist/pianist Sam Reider, saxophonist Eddie Barbash, violinist Duncan Wickel, guitarist Roy Williams, mandolinist Dominick Leslie, and bassist Dave Speranza. "[a] staggeringly virtuosic band" RnR Magazine Accordionist, pianist, and composer Sam Reider leads the Brooklyn-based crew of bluegrass and jazz musicians known as the Human Hands. Riding high from their critically acclaimed debut record in 2018, Too Hot to Sleep, Human Hands has recently appeared at major festivals and venues throughout the U.S. and UK and performed live on the BBC. With an expansive repertoire that's technically thrilling and yet infectiously melodic and enjoyable, Human Hands approaches each performance with an exuberance and sense of fun-loving comradery that guarantees a good time for fans of folk, bluegrass, or jazz.

Late Night Session: The Eddie Barbash String Band - Dizzy's Club
April 23, 2019 - New York

With fiddlers Mike Barnett, mandolinist Dominick Leslie, guitarist Roy Williams, and bassist Dave Speranza.

Sophia Sarlatt - Rue-B Jazz
April 23, 2019 - New York

Sophia Sarlatt

Minton's Legacy Jam Hosted by Joe Graziosi - Minton's Playhouse
April 23, 2019 - Harlem

Admission may increase depending upon a given week's performance schedule.

Student Composers' Concert Coordinated by J. Mark Stambaugh - Manhattan School of Music
April 23, 2019 - New York

J. Mark Stambaugh, Coordinator This event is eligible for Concert Attendance credit for MSM students. To receive credit, students must scan IN and OUT at the beginning and end of the event.

Daniel Bennett Group - Residence Inn Times Square
April 23, 2019 - New York

New York saxophonist Daniel Bennett has been hailed as one of the most original and unpredictable musical voices of his generation. Daniel Bennett Group performs the weekly "Experimental Tuesday" concert series at the Residence Inn Times Square. Bennett is joined every week by renowned guitarist Mark Cocheo. The music is a provocative mix of jazz, avant-pop, and American folk music. The Boston Globe describes Bennett's music as "a mix of jazz, folk, and minimalism." The trio was recently voted "Best New Jazz Group" in New York City Hot House Magazine. The Daniel Bennett Group has been featured in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, NPR, Indianapolis Public Radio, San Francisco Examiner, St. Louis Public Radio and the Village Voice. Time Out New York describes the music as, "hypnotic." In addition to leading his own band, Daniel Bennett performs in Broadway and Off-Broadway theater productions in New York City. Daniel Bennett recently composed the musical score for stage adaptations of 'Frankenstein' and 'Brave Smiles' at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Manhattan. Daniel Bennett currently plays woodwinds in 'Blank! The Musical,' the first fully improvised Off-Broadway musical to launch o... (read more)

Saints and Sinners - Groove
April 23, 2019 - New York

Saints and Sinners has more than one flavor. There's the down and dirty blues of their Chicago and Mississippi inspirations, the hedonistic excess of '70s rock and funk, plus the here and now – trying to create something new. Guitarist/vocalist Christian Botta's melodic leads and slide guitar have entertained blues audiences from Memphis to Budapest. Bassist Dave Gerstein is a NYC cat whose fat groove doesn't get in the way of his need to rock. Drummer/vocalist Mike Rodbard hails from Chicago and has toured the world with the legendary Lonnie Brooks as well as fronting his own jazz rock outfit. The band's been kicking it in NYC since 2017. They've played The Shrine, The Bitter End, Bar Chord and other hotspots. Their self-titled debut, released in Nov 2018, contains quality originals and classic covers:

Rahj & the Mash - Groove
April 23, 2019 - New York

For a decade this independent New York City artist has brought together some of the most talented musicians for exhilarating live performances. His original music is currently maintaining heavy rotation on Sirius radio XM BBC as well as other stations around the world and has been featured on major motion picture soundtracks including "Love the Hard Way" starring Adrain Brody & Pam Grier. Known for shows packed with energy and crowd connection. He, along with his band the Mash, specialize in blending & improving popular music of various genres/decades. His sound is URBAN, RAW, & EDGY. Unadulerated songs about love, loss & the beautiful escape. His powerful stage show gives him a well-earned reputation in the Downtown music scene of a "MUST SEE" New York experience.

Celia Berk with Pianist Sean Gough - Birdland Jazz Club
April 23, 2019 - New York

Celia Berk with Pianist Sean Gough

Kurt Rosenwinkel - Birdland Jazz Club
April 23, 2019 - New York

Kurt Rosenwinke

John Cooksey And Spontaneous Combustion - Paris Blues
Through April 23, 2019 - New York

John Cooksey and Spontaneous Combustion

Know it?...I Wrote It! - A songwriters hullabaloo - Friars Club
April 24, 2019 - New York

"Know it?...I Wrote It!" -A songwriters hullabaloo! Featuring: Emma Larsson Spotlight on: Duke Ellington "Take The A Train," "Satin Doll," "It Don't Mean A Thing" and over 3000 more! Michael Kanan, piano Tom Hubbard, bass Daniel Glass, drums Marcus and a guest songwriter trade originals back and forth, meeting in the middle with the works of a songwriting legend!

Bailen (exclusive WFUV live broadcast) - 4/24 - City Winery
April 24, 2019 - 2nd floor New York

BAILEN's other worldly musicality springs from a very deep well, in fact, it's in their DNA. Raised in New York City by their classically trained parents, siblings Daniel, David and Julia Bailen (fraternal twins and younger sister, respectively) immersed themselves in a record collection that included Simon & Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell, Carole King and The Band. Produced by GRAMMY-Award winner John Congleton (St. Vincent, The War on Drugs) the transcendent harmonies, striking arrangements and meticulous songcraft of BAILEN's debut album, Thrilled To Be Here, are rooted in the young group's unusual self-assurance, preternatural insight and potent lyrical bite.

New York Festival of Song: Garcí­a Lorca - Muse & Magician - Kaufman Music Center
April 24, 2019 - New York

A portrait of the great Spanish poet through songs by an international roster of composers including Poulenc, Montsalvatge, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Revueltas, and the writer himself. ARTISTS Corinne Winters, soprano Efraín Solís, baritone Additional artists TBA

Evan Christopher: The Kings of New Orleans Clarinet - Dizzy's Club
April 24, 2019 - New York

With clarinetist Evan Christopher. [Evan Christopher] is one of the world's major clarinetists, a musician who regards the Crescent City as the uppermost area of the Caribbean and plays accordingly, bringing a Jamaican-Haitian accent to traditional jazz and swing." – The Wall Street Journal Evan Christopher is a Dizzy's Club favorite who has brought the club to standing ovation on more than one occasion. An authentic and passionate purveyor of classic New Orleans jazz clarinet, Christopher is also an innovator, exploring new corners within a timeless tradition. This is irresistibly enjoyable music performed by one of New Orleans' top virtuosos.

Ron Dabney --- Jazz - The Triad Theatre
April 24, 2019 - New York

Ron's new show. STILL HERE, will include a mixture of old and new classics made by Cyndi Lauper, Tina Turner, Peggy Lee, Stevie Wonder and Cole Porter, to name a few. Come hear the incomparable talents of featured musicians Daryl Kojak (musical director and piano), John Burr (bass), Dwayne "Cook" Broadnax (drums) and Steven Frieder (saxophone). Come delight in an evening of great music and entertainment. About Ron, Gerry Gebbes of Bistro Awards Review writes "His creamy, burnished low notes recall the vocals of Joe Williams and Sarah Vaughan."

Ron Dabney --- JAZZ - Triad Theatre
April 24, 2019 - New York

Ron's new show, SONGS, will feature a mix of old and new classics, including "Just My Imagination," "Here You Come Again," "Blame It On My Youth," "What A Difference A Day Made," and "Overjoyed," to name a few. Come enjoy an evening of great music and entertainment with featured artists Jeff Harris, Music Director and piano; Jon Burr, bass; Dwayne "Cook" Broadnax, drums; and Steven Frieder, saxophone Critic Mona Finston of Cabaret. Hotline, has cheered Ron's "big voice that he can manipulate expertly. This is an artist who knows when to pull back for dramatic effect and when to let the voice out in full." Cabaret Scenes' Peter Leavy, has written "One of the pleasures of being a cabaret reviewer, and there are many, is seeing a performer totally unknown to you, whose talents catch you off guard and by surprise . . . his promise outshines many with decades more experience."

Juliette Shipp - Rue-B Jazz
April 24, 2019 - New York

Juliette Shipp

The Pianist in the 21st Century - Manhattan School of Music
April 24, 2019 - New York

Anthony de Mare (BM '80), Coordinator

Olga Shalashova - Groove
April 24, 2019 - New York

Olga is a talent from Moscow, Russia. She graduated of the University of London Music and Russian Jazz College. Olga is has been a professional ballroom dancer and singer for more than 17 years. She performed in the big concert halls of Moscow, in New York she releases her original music and collaborates with renowned prod

The Kennedy Administration - Groove
April 24, 2019 - New York

A dynamic presence on every bandstand she graces, singer Ms Kennedy brings a captivating soulfulness to the proceedings on Kennedy Administration's self-titled debut. With credits ranging from Stevie Wonder, Gregory Porter and Andra Day to Lauryn Hill and a roster of acclaimed "musician's musicians" in between, Kennedy Administration's instrumental trio has seen, heard and played a lot of great music over the past few years. The band has been refining their sound and irresistible stage presence for three years at their Groove residency in NYC. With this quartet's singular namesake at the microphone, Kennedy, you'll experience right away how hard it is not to be captured by her joy and energy. Forging a sound and identity for itself, Kennedy Administration is creating sensory, soulful modern music with elements of jazz, R&B, hip-hop and pop judiciously applied. You will move to the rhythms of the drummer Nat Townsley and bassist Chelton Grey. You'll feel every vibe Ondre J plays when the funk, jazz and R&B sounds leave the keys and bop your head to Vin Landolfi's guitar solos. Kennedy's joy and passion are contagious. This particular Kennedy Administration is ushering in a brand ... (read more)

Raphael D'lugoff Trio +1 - Fat Cat
April 24, 2019 - New York

Raphael D'lugoff Trio +1

Joel Frahm Trio - 55 Bar
April 24, 2019 - New York

Joel Frahm...Saxophone Dan Loomis...Bass Ernesto Cervini...Drums

Francois Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo - 55 Bar
April 24, 2019 - New York

Kavita Shah...Voice Francois Moutin...Bass

Emmet Cohen b3 Trio - Smoke jazz & Club
April 24, 2019 - New York

Multifaceted Emmet Cohen, called "a master-in-the-making" by the New York City Jazz Record, is one of his generation's pivotal artistic figures. Downbeat praised the "nimble touch, measured stride and warm harmonic vocabulary" he employs to communicate with other musicians and audiences at what he terms "the deepest level of humanity and individuality." He has appeared as a leader or sideman at the Monterey, Newport, North Sea, Bern, and Edinburgh jazz festivals, among others, and is currently a Hammond B-3 organist-in-residence at Smoke on Wednesday nights at 11:30PM. Cohen has performed, recorded or collaborated with Christian McBride, Herlin Riley Kurt Elling, Billy Hart, Jimmy Heath, Brian Lynch, Ali Jackson, Lea DeLaria, and many others. His latest project is called Masters Legacy Series, Vol. 1 which features living legend Jimmy Cobb. This project simultaneously features and honors master musicians, and celebrates them for their current humanity and spirit, while emphasizing the inter-generational transference of information

LPR Presents: No BS! Brass Band with The Trongone Band - Knitting Factory Brooklyn
April 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

LPR Presents: No BS! Brass Band at Knitting Factory on April 24th, 2019

Bozzi Marva Sings and Plays - KGB Red Room
April 24, 2019 - New York

Bozzi (Boaz) Marva, vocalist and guitarist will sing and play Jazz at the Red Room. Boaz Marva is a Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Arranger and Virtuoso Guitarist. He will perform at the red room with his group: Kimon Karoutzos on Bass and David Sirkis on Drums. He will sing and play Jazz Standards as well as other songs from the Great American Songbook and more. Boaz Marva Grew in the metal and jazz scenes in Israel and was taught by notifiable figures in the Israeli Scene such as Ofer Ganor, Gilad Ronen, Gilad Abro, Matan Chapnitzky and more. He has played in many diffrent projects and bands such as Hillel Reiner, Kivsus, Abrage, Scarcity, Mania D' Pressia, and more. Since arriving to New York in 2016 to study at The New School's Jazz Bachelor program on a scholarship, he has studied with Sam Yahel, Reggie Workman, Doug Weiss, Dave Douglas, Charlie Persip and more. He has performed in many venues around town with different groups such as DOR SAGI, Marva's Wondrous Whimsy, Joni Palladin, Amir Segall Quartet, Crystal Speros and more.

Vocal Mania Series: Janis Siegel & Lauren Kinhan Ft. Nellie Mckay. - Zinc Bar
April 24, 2019 - New York

Acclaimed vocalists Janis Siegel (The Manhattan Transfer) and Lauren Kinhan (New York Voices) curate a special jazz vocal-centric evening with a little help from their friends on Wednesday, April 24 at Zinc jazz club. The featured vocalist includes Nellie McKay along with surprise guests. They're supported by pianist John DiMartino, bassist Boris Kozlov, and drummer Dave Silliman. WBGO's Michael Bourne interviews co-hosts Janis Siegel and Lauren Kinhan about Vocal Mania. Listen here.

David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band - Birdland Jazz Club
April 24, 2019 - New York

David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band

Dena Derose Featuring Special Guest Artist: Houston Person - Birdland Jazz Club
April 24, 2019 - New York

Dena DeRose Featuring Special Guest Artist: Houston Person

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society - Jazz Standard
Through April 24, 2019 - New York

Here's Giovanni Russonello in the NY Times, 12.31.2018: "Quietly, beneath the radar of even most jazz lovers, the big band has been charging back. For a long time, the large ensemble has seemed a clunky ves­tige of American music's past — outmoded since bebop supplanted swing in the 1950s — but a bumper crop of enterprising, conservatory–trained composers sees it differently: as a vessel of grandiose possibil­ity." The 2016 album Real Enemies by Darcy James Argue's Secret Society was nominated for both a GRAMMY Award nominated for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album and for Jazz Album of the Year (Group) in Canada's JUNO Awards. Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, writes Giovanni Russonello, "is now renowned in the jazz world. At 43, he has become a mentor to many of today's young big–band composers…'It seems like no matter what, the possibilities of writing for big band are so musically irre­sistible that people keep finding a way to make it work,' Mr. Argue said. 'Which is really inspiring.'"

Roy Haynes 94th Birthday Celebration - Blue Note
Through April 24, 2019 - New York

ROY HAYNES is the pulse of legendary jazz. For over 70 years Roy Haynes has influenced and innovated, shaping some of the greatest recordings in jazz while his joyous drumming with the legends of the genre altered the very fabric and direction of jazz improvisation. Louis Armstrong. Lester Young. Charlie Parker. Thelonius Monk. Sarah Vaughn. Miles Davis. John Coltrane. Dizzy Gillespie. Bud Powell. Ella Fitzgerald. Stan Getz. Chick Corea. Pat Metheny. The list goes on and on as does Roy's unflagging energy and marvelous invention.

The Jazz Gallery Residency Commission 2018-2019 Presentskassa Overall Time Capsule with Kris Davis - The Jazz Gallery
April 25, 2019 - New York

Kassa Overall's TIME CAPSULE is a project that aims to expand the limits of time and genre in music. The first six performances in this seven-month series will serve two functions. The first function is the immediate context of the live performance, which showcases a range of innovative pianists who have emerged from various corners of the jazz idiom while exploring the elemental pairing of piano and drums. Each performance will feature piano and drums in various configurations including (but not limited to) solo, duo, trio, and quartet.

Wynton Marsalis and Ken Burns: Country Music - Jazz at Lincoln Center
April 25, 2019 - New York

Iconic documentarian Ken Burns and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis explore the shared roots found throughout American music. With never-before-seen clips from Burns' upcoming Country Music series, audiences will learn the fascinating and often intertwined histories of songs made famous by Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys, Hank Williams, Vince Gill, Rhiannon Giddens, Stephen Foster, DeFord Bailey, Jimmie Rodgers, and others—and then hear brand-new arrangements of those songs written and performed by the JLCO. Burns has some very special guests lined up to join the Orchestra, including several stars from the documentary, making this performance a special moment in the music's ongoing story. From country music to jazz, folk to gospel, bluegrass to old country blues, there's a deep commonality in our all-too-often segregated genres. In this exclusive Rose Theater event, Ken Burns and the JLCO will reveal, celebrate, integrate, and passionately perform that which unites us.

Nile Rodgers & Chic - The Capitol Theatre
April 25, 2019 - Port Chester

This event is 18 and over This event will have a general admission standing room only floor and a reserved seated Loge and Balcony. Reserved Loge and Balcony tickets will NOT have access to the general admission floor.

The Mia Brazilian Jazz Ensemble CD Release Show - Club Bonafide
April 25, 2019 - New York

Tonight The Mia Brazilian Jazz Ensemble celebrates the release of their CD "Encantada"! Come hear Mia sing with this world class band of Brazilian and Jazz musicians as they perform their creative and adventuresome jazz-infused arrangements of Brazilian music, described by Jazz journalist Scott Yannow as "irresistible, inspired, and extremely enjoyable", saying, too, that "Mia has a beautiful voice and has sacrificed none of her excellent scat singing abilities as she takes on Brazilian repertoire". She is joined by Matt King on piano, Itaguarra Brandao on bass, Paul Meyers on guitar, Anton Denner on saxes and flutes, Rogerio Boccato on drums and Nanny Assis on vocals and percussion. Let us uplift you, entertain you and fill you with the soulful, grooving and harmonically delicious sounds where jazz meets Brazil.

New York, Old Friend: Songs of Kenneth D. Laub with Clint Holmes, Veronica Swift and Nicolas King - Dizzy's Club
April 25, 2019 - New York

With the DIVA Jazz Orchestra, pianist/music director Tedd Firth, and vocalists Clint Holmes, Veronica Swift, and Nicolas King. New York, Old Friend is a unique cabaret program with music and lyrics written by famed New Yorker Kenneth D. Laub. Featuring vocalists Clint Holmes, Veronica Swift, and Nicolas King, the DIVA Jazz Orchestra, and pianist/music director Tedd Firth, New York, Old Friend is a romantic series of stories that address the relationships New Yorkers have with the city and with each other. Together, these original songs remind us that what makes New York special is "not the streets and skyscrapers, but the relationships within." No other jazz club has a view of New York City like Dizzy's Club, so make sure to catch this show in the most fitting setting imaginable.

Wishbone Ash - Daryl's House Club
April 25, 2019 - Pawling

The Beatles, the Blues Boom and Psychedelia had made their impact on Classic Rock and the creative possibilities were infinite. Pioneering the use of twin lead guitars, WISHBONE ASH jumped on board the burgeoning Progressive Rock scene in 1969. Taking full advantage of the fertile musical environment, they produced a distinctive brand of melodic rock, readily apparent on such hits as "Helpless", "Runaway", "Lorelei", "Persephone", "You Rescue Me", "Outward Bound", "Mother Of Pearl", "Rest In Peace" and "Bad Weather Blues". Power and melody have made the Ash a hard act to follow, while they are currently being discovered by new generations of loyal rock fans.

Gregg Robbins Trio - Rue-B Jazz
April 25, 2019 - New York

Gregg Robbins Trio

Latin Jazz Jam Night - Minton's Playhouse
April 25, 2019 - Harlem

Admission may increase depending upon a given week's performance schedule. Luisito Quintero was born in Caracas, Venezuela where his musical influences began. Cultural vibes of Afro-Venezuelan rhythm surrounded him at home where his father was a respected percussionist in his native country that tutored and encouraged Luisito on timbales through his adolescent years. Luisito continued on his musical journey enhancing his studies at Orquesta Simfonica de Venezuela (The Symphonic Orchestra of Venezuela) where his timbale technique soon gained attention from his respective colleagues. Luisito soon after joined the popular music ensembles Grupo Guaco and El Trabuco Venezolano, and traveled extensively with Oscar D'Leon, where he enjoyed worldwide exposure. Luisito's live playing credits, projects and recordings are endless. He has embraced his percussion style working with the late Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Richard Bona, Jack Dejonette, Willie Colon, George Benson, Natalie Cole, Herbie Hancock, Nuyorican Soul, and Masters at Work to name a few.

Patty Murry Mint Julip - Paris Blues
April 25, 2019 - New York

Patty Murry Mint Julip

Jazz Concert Series - Pelham Fritz Recreation Center
April 25, 2019 - New York

oin NYC Parks Art, Culture & Fun for live jazz concerts with world class musicians from the Jazz Foundation of America. From Harlem to Virginia, passing through Washington Heights, this spring we have a great selection of Jazz, Blues and R&B sounds coming to Pelham Fritz Recreation Center.

Planetary People - Groove
April 25, 2019 - New York

Planetary People is a collective of musicians that plays a mix of high energy funk, fusion, and jazz music. As a group, P.O.P. performs regularly in the NYC music scene, while also having toured throughout the United States. Individually, the musicians have racked up a resume that includes film appearances, recording for TV soundtracks, appearances at the Blue Note and many more.

Li'Nard's Many Moods - Groove
April 25, 2019 - New York

Li'nard Jackson is the heart and soul of Li'nards Many Moods Band and is a New York City legend. He is recognized as a genius in the art of dynamic, live performance and as a versatile bass guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer of exceptional artistic standards. You HAVE TO see them live to believe it! He began his music career in Richmond, Virginia at an early age. He sang in his church's choir, won a statewide musical rhythm competition at age eight and studied the violin and the bass guitar. He is renowned for his command of a wide range of styles from Dance, Hip Hop and R&B, to West African, Rock, Blues and Reggae. An internship at Philly International Record Label with the songwriting team of Roebuck, Jefferson and Simmons led to work on records with Patti LaBelle, The O'Jays and The Jones Girls. He has contributed to over fifty albums and 175 songs. Before moving to New York, Li'nard played up and down the Eastern seaboard and toured Europe with the groups Defunkt and Mr. Thing and the Professional Human Beings. Li'nard has also performed with Codaryl Moffett Jazz Ensemble and Roy Ayers.He has performed at Manhattan's top nightclubs including The Blue Note, The Bitter... (read more)

Wayne Krantz - 55 Bar
April 25, 2019 - New York

Fay Victor - 55 Bar
April 25, 2019 - New York

Só Brasil: Kenia. - Zinc Bar
April 25, 2019 - New York

Acclaimed Brazilian vocalist Kenia brings her group to Zinc jazz club on Thursday, April 25. She's supported by pianist Klaus Mueller, bassist Tony DePaolis and drummer George Heid III. Kenia is renowned for her ability to translate the complex rhythms of her Brazilian homeland into jazzy creations that made her a star of the smooth jazz movement two decades ago. Her 2016 release on Mooka Records, "On We Go," is a fresh collection of songs that will entice a new generation of listeners, as it showcases Kenia at the top of her form with a seductive, polished vocal phrasing. "Once again, the vocalist has bridged jazz, international pop, and Brazilian music and done so effortlessly, in one of her best works to date" (Jazz Corner). "It's hard to believe Kenia approaches any song with any trepidation. On her new album whether it's the fast-moving, hip-swaying "Summertime" or the languid ballad, "Melancia," she's confident, as if engaged in a natural conversation with friends against a fantastic musical backdrop that refuses to stay down for long" (Carol Banks Weber – AXS). She has taken us on a beautiful, soulful journey, revisiting her beginnings and looking towards the future… "On We... (read more)

Uncharted Presents: Alina Engibaryan - Greenwich House Music School
April 25, 2019 - New York

Uncharted is pleased to present Alina Engibaryan. An intimate voice full of valiant whims, Alina Engibaryan is a novel vocalist within a modern improvisational tradition. The Russian-born vocalist has passionately developed a sensibility that enables her to communicate emotions instantly to the audience and her fellow musicians. After being named a finalist in both the Prinses Christina Jazz Concours and Dutch Vocal Competitions, Engibaryan was announced as the winner of the 2015 Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition by jazz and soul singer Al Jarreau. In 2018, Engibaryan released We Are, the follow-up to her 2016 critically-acclaimed debut, Driving Down the Road.

Rob Silverman - Birdland Jazz Club
April 25, 2019 - New York

Rob Silverman

Dena Derose Featuring Special Guest Artist: Jeremy Pelt - Birdland Jazz Club
April 25, 2019 - New York

Dena DeRose Featuring Special Guest Artist: Jeremy Pelt

Kurt Rosenwinkel - Birdland Jazz Club
April 25, 2019 - New York

Kurt Rosenwinkel

Les Goodson Jazz Band - Paris Blues
Through April 25, 2019 - New York

Les Goodson Jazz Band

The Tomeka Reid Quartet, Reid/Fujiwara Duo - The Jazz Gallery
April 26, 2019 - New York

Recently relocated and described as a "New Jazz Power Source" by the New York Times, cellist and composer TOMEKA REID has emerged as one of the most original, versatile, and curious musicians in Chicago's bustling jazz and improvised music community over the last decade. Her distinctive melodic sensibility, usually braided to a strong sense of groove, has been featured in many distinguished ensembles over the years. Reid and Fujiwara will perform as a duo in celebration of the Mouser recently released on Relative Pitch Records. Fujiwara will replace Filippo Monaco for this performance.

Laura Gibson w/ Jesse Marchant at The Loft - 4/26 - City Winery
April 26, 2019 - 2nd floor New York

Laura Gibson is an internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, born and raised in the small Oregon logging town of Coquille. Her last album, Empire Builder, was praised by Pitchfork as "a cathartic tale of loss and redemption", and was called "a triumph" by Uncut Magazine. Both literary and raw, with a love of traditional folk music and a bent toward experimentation, she has toured four continents, and had the distinct honor of performing the very first NPR Tiny Desk Concert. She recently completed an MFA in fiction writing from Hunter College, and her sharpened language and story telling abilities are on full display on her new record Goners, on Barsuk and City Slang Records.

Jon Stickley Trio w/ Front Country at The Loft - 4/26 - City Winery
April 26, 2019 - 2nd floor New York

Jon Stickley Trio is a genre-defying and cinematic instrumental trio, who's deep grooves, innovative flatpicking, and sultry-spacy violin moves the listener's head, heart, and feet. "It's not your father's acoustic-guitar music—Instead, Stickley's Martin churns out a mixture of bluegrass, Chuck Berry, metal, prog, grunge, and assorted other genres—all thoroughly integrated into a personal style," writes Guitar Player Magazine. Front Country An acoustic band born in the land of tech innovation, Front Country was never going to be accepted as an authentic American roots band out of the gate. Cutting their teeth in progressive bluegrass jams in San Francisco's Mission District and rehearsing in the East Bay, they learned to play roots music their own way, with the tools they had on hand. A mandolinist with a degree in composition and classical guitar. A guitarist trained in rock and world music. A bassist equally versed in jazz and bluegrass. A violinist with technique that could seamlessly hop between honky tonk and electropop. A female lead singer with grit and soul that was also a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. In a wood-paneled country dive bar in the shadow of the San Fr... (read more)

Trumpet Masters Series: Eddie Henderson - Zinc Bar
April 26, 2019 - New York

Eddie Henderson is one of today's top and most original jazz trumpet players." —All About Jazz Acclaimed trumpeter Eddie Henderson brings his formidable quartet to Zinc on Friday, April 26. He's supported by pianist Peter Zak, bassist Essiet Essiet and drummer Mike Clark. Eddie Henderson's wildly diverse and accomplished career began in a most appropriately lofty way: His first trumpet lessons as a young boy were given by Louis Armstrong. It was a connection made through the musical careers of Henderson's parents; his father a singer with the Charioteers and his mother a dancer at the Cotton Club. A native of New York City, Henderson relocated with his family to San Francisco by the age of 14. He studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music from 1954 to 1956 and drew the praise of Miles Davis, a friend of the Henderson family who came to know Eddie while visiting his parents during tour stops in town. After serving in the Air Force from 1958 to 1961, Henderson became the first African American to compete for a national figure skating championship, winning the Pacific and Midwestern titles. Soon after, he began to pursue dual careers in medicine and music, earning a Bachel... (read more)

Gatsby in Paris French Chansons & Jazz Standards from the 20s to the 40s Feat.Chloé Perrier & French Heart Jazz Band - Club Bonafide
April 26, 2019 - New York

Gatsby in Paris: French Chansons & Jazz Standards From the '20s to the '40s, featuring enchanting French singer Chloé Perrier and her new band, the French Heart Jazz Band. This irrepressibly charming show is a mix of French chansons and American jazz standards from the '20s to the '40s with a continental flare. Chloé sings an intriguing mix of jazz, chanson, Brazilian and occasionally Romany-tinged numbers in French, as well as in English. The group is known for its reinvention of the old chestnut "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" as a bolero-tinged Twin Peaks theme, an obscure '20s hot jazz tune that Perrier had found in a history book, and the classic "La Vie en Rose." Come to Club Bonafide in New York City and listen as exes get dissed and relationships gone wrong are dissected and remembered through glasses that aren't exactly rose-colored.

Los Hijos Del Sol - Club Bonafide
April 26, 2019 - New York

Bradley Pariente, from Santa Cruz de la Sierrra, Bolivia. He lived in France during the Andean Music Golden Age 80's – 90's. Created and founded the group "Los Hijos Del Sol" (Sons of the Sun) and toured Europe for almost 5 years. Now, Bradley lives in New York and is back creating a new project: to play standards from South, Central and North America arranged for string, wind and percussion instruments. For this, He is in partnership with the multi-instrumentalist Romulo Quintana "El Fantasma," who is from La Paz, Bolivia. Romulo, since his young age, performed in La Paz, Bolivia as a drummer and keyboard player with big bands such as Orquesta Guantanamera, Los Graduados, Orquesta California, Estrella Azul, Salsa Show. Living here in New York he has played with very popular bands such as Orquesta Sabor Latino and Constelacion de Ecuador. Romulo "El Fantasma" has also worked as Music Director and played keyboards for the brasilian band Grupo LUA Brasileiro and was founder of the musical band La Quinta Estacion.

Kenny Barron Quartet - Dizzy's Club
April 26, 2019 - New York

With pianist Kenny Barron, alto saxophonist Erena Terakubo, bassist Kiyoshi Kitagawa, and drummer Johnathan Blake. NEA Jazz Master and nine-time Grammy Award–nominated pianist Kenny Barron is one of the most important pianists of the last several decades, known both for his solo work and for his projects with Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Henderson, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Yusef Lateef, and many more. His exquisite repertoire of original music includes recent compositions and modern classics that span his work with the aforementioned artists as well as more recent contemporaries. Praised endlessly for both his sensitivity and his virtuosity, Barron is undisputedly one of the top jazz pianists in the world, and we are thrilled to welcome him back to Dizzy's Club.

Max Weinberg's Jukebox - Daryl's House Club
April 26, 2019 - Pawling

Hall of Fame E Street drummer and his crack 4 piece band invite the audience to help create the setlist of songs from the glory days of rock n roll.

The Birdland Big Band - Birdland Jazz Club
April 26, 2019 - New York

Every Friday, and for two headlining weeks a year, the "BBB" roars into action playing a thrilling and original mix of jazz, funk, Brazilian, Latin and world music for sold-out audiences. Featured weekly guest artists drop-in from television bands (David Letterman, Saturday Night Live) and pop music touring bands (Rob Thomas, Rod Stewart). Come see for yourself why Time Out New York called the BBB, "a completely unique experience... there isn't another band like this anywhere," and yelp.com proclaims, "if you hear one band in NYC make sure this is it... and prepare to be blown away!"

Chick Corea & Béla Fleck - Tilles Center's Concert Hall
April 26, 2019 - Greenvale

The master jazz pianist and renowned banjo player fuse their signature styles for a special night.

Chick Corea & Béla Fleck - Tilles Center's Concert Hall
April 26, 2019 - Greenvale

The master jazz pianist and renowned banjo player fuse their signature styles for a special night.

Ray Gallon Trio - Fat Cat
April 26, 2019 - New York

Ray Gallon Trio

The Supreme Queens - Fat Cat
April 26, 2019 - New York

The Supreme Queens

Renee Rosnes Quartet - Flushing Town Hall
April 26, 2019 - Flushing

One of the premiere pianists and composers of her generation, Renee Rosnes has toured and recorded with legendary musicians James Moody, Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, JJ Johnson, Bobby Hutcherson, the SFJAZZ Collective, and her husband, the pianist Bill Charlap. A New York City staple for years, every member of Rosnes' all-star quartet has an equally impressive résumé and brings their absolute best to this group.

The Hot Sardines - Joe's Pub
April 26, 2019 - New York

In the talented hands of the New York-based ensemble, music first made famous decades ago comes alive through their brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies, and vocals from a chanteuse who transports listeners to a different era with the mere lilt of her voice. On French Fries & Champagne, The Hot Sardines' new album for Universal Music Classics, the jazz collective broadens its already impressive palette, combining covers and originals as they effortlessly channel New York speakeasies, Parisian cabarets and New Orleans jazz halls. Bandleader Evan "Bibs" Palazzo and lead singer "Miz Elizabeth" Bougerol met in 2007 after they both answered a Craigslist ad about a jazz jam session above a Manhattan noodle shop. The unlikely pair— she was a London School of Economics-educated travel writer who grew up in France, Canada and the Ivory Coast, he was a New York City born and raised actor who studied theater at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia—bonded over their love for Fats Waller. Influenced also by such greats as Dinah Washington, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday, they began playing open mic nights and small gigs and by 2011, they headlined Midsummer Night Swin... (read more)

Trumpet Masters Series: Eddie Henderson. - Zinc Bar
April 26, 2019 - New York

Acclaimed trumpeter Eddie Henderson brings his formidable quartet to Zinc on Friday, April 26. He's supported by pianist Peter Zak, bassist Essiet Essiet and drummer Mike Clark. Eddie Henderson's wildly diverse and accomplished career began in a most appropriately lofty way: His first trumpet lessons as a young boy were given by Louis Armstrong. It was a connection made through the musical careers of Henderson's parents; his father a singer with the Charioteers and his mother a dancer at the Cotton Club. A native of New York City, Henderson relocated with his family to San Francisco by the age of 14. He studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music from 1954 to 1956 and drew the praise of Miles Davis, a friend of the Henderson family who came to know Eddie while visiting his parents during tour stops in town.

Dena Derose Featuring Special Guest Artist: Ingrid Jensen - Birdland Jazz Club
April 26, 2019 - New York

Dena DeRose Featuring Special Guest Artist: Ingrid Jensen

Kurt Rosenwinkel - Birdland Jazz Club
April 26, 2019 - New York

Kurt Rosenwinkel

Tyrone Govan And Top Secret R&b Band - Paris Blues
Through April 26, 2019 - New York

Tyrone Govan and Top Secret R&B Band

Stefon Harris & Blackout - Jazz Standard
Through April 26, 2019 - New York

A few days into the new year, on January 4, Stefon Harris & Blackout rolled into Jazz Standard and blew us away with the creativity and cohesion of their interplay. Now the acclaimed vibraphonist and his quintet are back for this multi–night stand. When DownBeat's John Murph attended the group's Kennedy Center in D.C. in 2018, he heard "an exploratory, tightly focused set that placed high stakes on rhythmic agility, communica­tive alertness and spontaneous invention…Each member admirably held their own next to Harris, whose virtuosic and imaginative improvisations can certainly prove unnerving for lesser talents." In 2018, Sonic Creed(Motema Music) was the first new release from Stefon Harris' Blackout since 2009's GRAMMY–nominated Urbanus. Family, community, legacy: "These core assets of the Black community are the messages of Sonic Creed," says Stefon Harris, "and we honor our legacy by exploring the music of masters such as Bobby Hutcherson, Abbey Lincoln, Wayne Shorter and Horace Silver. Their music is timeless and is the literal aural expression of those community assets."

Tyshawn Sorey - The Jazz Gallery
April 27, 2019 - New York

Tyshawn Sorey -drums Nathan Reising -alto saxophone Sasha Berliner –vibes Lex Korten -piano Nick Dunston -bass

Rr: Vanisha Gould Trio - KGB Bar
April 27, 2019 - New York

No cover. 2 drink minimum. RR: Vanisha Gould Trio

Brazilian Jazz & Flamenco Feat. Barbara Martinez - Club Bonafide
April 27, 2019 - New York

Venezuela-born and New York City-raised singer-dancer Barbara Martinez is a flamenco artist with serious chops. The Philadelphia Inquirer called her voice "achingly beautiful" and The New York Times said she makes "something fresh of the Latino style." Martinez has danced with the Metropolitan Opera in shows like Carmen and La Traviata, and recently appeared in the documentary Sobre Las Olas — A Story of Flamenco in the U.S. Now, this passionate entertainer is coming to the stage at Club Bonafide in New York City.

Back In Black: The True Ac/dc Experience - Daryl's House Club
April 27, 2019 - Pawling

Back In Black - AC/DC Tribute - The "True AC/DC Experience" show performed by BACK IN BLACK has been touring the United States since 1990, entertaining audiences with their accurate replication of AC/DC's music old and new.The high energy live show will surely leave you wanting more. Back In Black has an unlimited set list of hits we all know, but what separates BACK IN BLACK from other tributes is that they have an array of B tracks on the list, songs such as, "It's A Long Way To The Top", "Overdose" and "Down Payment Blues", the list goes on.

Lenny K Music - Palisades Center
April 27, 2019 - West Nyack

Come see Lenny K Music in action! Level One East Court

Clearly Now with Koutrakos, Harkness & Simeone - Triad Theatre
April 27, 2019 - New York

Clearly Now: with Lina Koutrakos, Sean Harkness and Marcus Simeone Three fantastic voices and one masterful guitar! Koutrakos–known for her whiskey-voiced blues numbers, torchy ballads and down home rock songs—teams up with Simeone—known for his jazzy style and his often emotional, haunting delivery of searing love songs. They are joined by Harkness, a guitar virtuoso whose work transcends many genres. Having just recently opened for Air Supply they are bringing the ease of their partnership to smaller stages in this beautifully balanced show. From Rodgers and Hammerstein to Otis Redding, and with some Latin/Bossa, a handful of blues, originals and sweeping ballads, this show is loaded with solos, harmonies, duets, instrumentals and a collectively high level of real live talent.

J.C. Hopkins & the Biggish Band - Minton's Playhouse
April 27, 2019 - Harlem

Admission may increase depending upon a given week's performance schedule.

Dopapod - The Capitol Theatre
April 27, 2019 - Port Chester

Symmetry defines Dopapod. The band and each of its seven albums sports a palindromic name, meaning it can be read the same forward as backward. More than that, balance has become the band's modus operandi, with the group consciously juggling the darker tones of heavy rock with lighthearted humor; synthesizing tastes of funk, jazz, bluegrass, electronica, and more within their complex improvisational compositions. During live shows, Dopapod is known for taking fans on a full-out journey, guiding attendees through periods of frenzied dance contrasted with moments of thoughtful contemplation. Since forming at Berklee College Of Music in 2007, Dopapod—composed of Eli Winderman (keys and vocals), Rob Compa (guitar and vocals), Chuck Jones (bass), and Neal "Fro" Evans (drums)—has racked up an enviable list of accomplishments: a flourishing fanbase across the country, yearly show counts tallying into the hundreds, and high-profile appearances at festivals like Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, Summer Camp, High Sierra, and more. Most recently, in fall of 2017, the group released Megagem, the band's fifth studio album, which Glide Magazine called "simultaneously their most focused and thematical... (read more)

Duane Eubanks Band - Fat cat
April 27, 2019 - New York

Duane Eubanks Band

After Hours hosted by Greg Glassman - Fat cat
April 27, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by Greg Glassman

Jeff - Groove
April 27, 2019 - New York

Bio: "JEFF is a young funk band with a firecracker sound; ready to awaken the spirit in you and get your booty shaking. Featuring a growing number of original songs, and funk classics from the 70's and 80's, you're sure to have a good time letting the vibes through you. The 7 piece group, led by trombonist Red Hawley, features alumni from the top conservatories in America such as Juilliard, Berklee College of Music, Oberlin, Manhattan School of Music, and others. Each show more and more jump on the JEFF bandwagon, come get a taste and we'll be sure to hook you! To learn more, you can follow us on all social media platforms: @funkyoujeff."

Li'Nard's Many Moods - Groove
April 27, 2019 - New York

Li'nard Jackson is the heart and soul of Li'nards Many Moods Band and is a New York City legend. He is recognized as a genius in the art of dynamic, live performance and as a versatile bass guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer of exceptional artistic standards. You HAVE TO see them live to believe it! He began his music career in Richmond, Virginia at an early age. He sang in his church's choir, won a statewide musical rhythm competition at age eight and studied the violin and the bass guitar. He is renowned for his command of a wide range of styles from Dance, Hip Hop and R&B, to West African, Rock, Blues and Reggae. An internship at Philly International Record Label with the songwriting team of Roebuck, Jefferson and Simmons led to work on records with Patti LaBelle, The O'Jays and The Jones Girls. He has contributed to over fifty albums and 175 songs. Before moving to New York, Li'nard played up and down the Eastern seaboard and toured Europe with the groups Defunkt and Mr. Thing and the Professional Human Beings. Li'nard has also performed with Codaryl Moffett Jazz Ensemble and Roy Ayers.He has performed at Manhattan's top nightclubs including The Blue Note, The Bitter... (read more)

Dave Schnitter Quintet - Fat Cat
April 27, 2019 - New York

Dave Schnitter Quintet

Jonathan Barber And Vision Ahead - BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
April 27, 2019 - New York

Jonathan Barber (drums), Godwin Louis (alto saxophone), Andrew Renfroe (guitar), and Matt Dwonszyk (Bass). Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead (New York, NY) are the First Runners-Up of the 2018 DC Jazz Festival's DCJazzPrix Emerging Band Competition. Based in New York City and formed by drummer Jonathan Barber, Vision Ahead features alto saxophonist Godwin Louis, guitarist Andrew Renfroe, pianist Taber Gable, and bassist Matt Dwonszyk. Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead debuted as a quintet in January 2017, performing at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola. Vision Ahead means to carry on a legacy forward, striving to breakthrough barriers reaching towards your goal. This bands hope is to spark a fresh musical style that is relevant with today's generation. Jazz in Progress: The Next Faces of Jazz is a partnership between BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center and the DC Jazz Festival. DCJazzPrix, part of DC Jazz Fest, is a global competition created to recognize and support top rising jazz band talent, and is designed to help launch and promote the careers of emerging jazz ensembles.

Purchase Latin Jazz Orchestra - Birdland Jazz Club
April 27, 2019 - New York

Purchase Latin Jazz Orchestra

Dena Derose - Birdland Jazz Club
April 27, 2019 - New York

Dena DeRose

Kurt Rosenwinkel - Birdland Jazz Club
April 27, 2019 - New York

Kurt Rosenwinkel

Frankie Valdes Salsa Mambo Orchestra - Rue-B Jazz
Through April 27, 2019 - New York

Frankie Valdes Salsa Mambo Orchestra

Melvin Vines & The Harlem Jazz Machine - Paris Blues
Through April 27, 2019 - New York

Melvin Vines & The Harlem Jazz Machine

Steve Tyrel - Cafe Carlyle
Through April 27, 2019 - New York

Steve Tyrell is currently celebrating his 14th anniversary performing in Café Carlyle's revered holiday slot, having taken over for Bobby Short in 2005 after the legend's passing. The New York Times has declared, "Mr. Tyrell is a terrific storyteller… his sizable voice filters Louis Armstrong through Ray Charles and Dr. John." Ten of his eleven albums have achieved Top 5 status on Billboard's Traditional Pop Charts, with his most recent, A Song For You, reaching #1 earlier this year. In October, Steve Tyrell released a 21-song extended edition of his 2008 chart-topper Back to Bacharach. The album, an homage to Tyrell's friend and mentor, Burt Bacharach, features seven additional Bacharach classics.

Stefon Harris & Blackout - Jazz Standard
Through April 27, 2019 - New York

A few days into the new year, on January 4, Stefon Harris & Blackout rolled into Jazz Standard and blew us away with the creativity and cohesion of their interplay. Now the acclaimed vibraphonist and his quintet are back for this multi–night stand. When DownBeat's John Murph attended the group's Kennedy Center in D.C. in 2018, he heard "an exploratory, tightly focused set that placed high stakes on rhythmic agility, communica­tive alertness and spontaneous invention…Each member admirably held their own next to Harris, whose virtuosic and imaginative improvisations can certainly prove unnerving for lesser talents." In 2018, Sonic Creed(Motema Music) was the first new release from Stefon Harris' Blackout since 2009's GRAMMY–nominated Urbanus. Family, community, legacy: "These core assets of the Black community are the messages of Sonic Creed," says Stefon Harris, "and we honor our legacy by exploring the music of masters such as Bobby Hutcherson, Abbey Lincoln, Wayne Shorter and Horace Silver.

Cortelyou Jazz Jam - Bar Chord
April 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

Weekly Jazz Jam Hosted by Michael Vitali

Blues Brunch: Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers - Daryl's House Club
April 28, 2019 - Pawling

Their unique brand of dance music is rooted in vintage 1930's Mississippi delta blues, then shaken and stirred with other genres like soul, funk, and reggae, evoking a wild southern juke joint where the whiskey and gin are flowing and everybody's dancing.

Frederick Mann White --- CABARET - Triad Theatre
April 28, 2019 - New York

Frederick Mann White ~ Journey to the Past In this show, Fred takes journeys to his past. He will go back to his childhood to address how he became interested in music and musical theater, how and why he started teaching, and other things. He has chosen many wonderful songs to help tell his stories. Fred has performed several times at The Rrazz Room in New Hope, PA and at The Laurie Beechman Theatre in NYC. He also performed once at The Metropolitan Room in NYC. He always performs with the very talented Musical Director, Michael Ferreri.

Christopher Mcbrite - Minton's Playhouse
April 28, 2019 - Harlem

Admission may increase depending upon a given week's performance schedule. Superb Alto Saxophonist Christopher McBride has been slowly but steadily turning heads with his ubiquitous work as an invaluable sideman since the mid-aughts. Now Christopher is gaining respect amongst fans, critics and his peers as one of the most versatile musicians in the world. His 2012 debut album Quatuor de Force certainly establishes his ability to front a group and write his own soulful, melodically indelible tunes. Applauded for his ability to play in all musical situations, McBride has the ability to unleash a fiery attack and serrated tone, but on his recent album he explores a more measured, mellow sound heavily influenced by contemporary R&B—with a strong shot of Cannonball Adderley's post-bop sensuality–but his improvising is very rigorous and co

The Blue, Miette Hope and NIU Raza - Brooklyn Bazaar
April 28, 2019 - Greenpoint

The Blue, Miette Hope and NIU Raza

Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band - Fat cat
April 28, 2019 - New York

Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band

Alexi David's Three or Four Shades of Mingus - Fat cat
April 28, 2019 - New York

Alexi David's Three or Four Shades of Mingus

After Hours hosted by The Program of Deprogramming - Fat cat
April 28, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by The Program of Deprogramming

Jazz & Blues Queens : The Music of Nina Simone, Billie Holiday & Etta James - Groove
April 28, 2019 - New York

Jazz & Blues Queens : The Music of Nina Simone, Billie Holiday & Etta James feat. Emilie Surtees Jazz has not one queen but three, and impassioned vocalist Emilie Surtees will pay homage to all of them in First Ladies of Jazz & Blues. From scat to breathy ballads, "First Lady of Song" Billie Holiday could do it all while Etta James is considered one of the greatest blues singers who ever lived. And Nina Simone lit the world on fire with a vibrato that stirred souls and moved mountains. Hear some of this Holy Trinity's greatest hits as Surtees interprets them with conviction at Club Groove in New York.

The Black Soul Experience - Groove
April 28, 2019 - New York

Welcome to The Black Soul Experience, a high-powered, intense live show. R&B, funk, soul, soca, hip-hop, reggae, and house will keep you dancing in the aisles all night long! Featuring your host, bandleader, and veteran musician at the Groove, Antwon Robinso, alongside Tracey Nicole. Backed by the finest musicians in NYC

Stefon Harris & Blackout - Jazz Standard
April 28, 2019 - New York

A few days into the new year, on January 4, Stefon Harris & Blackout rolled into Jazz Standard and blew us away with the creativity and cohesion of their interplay. Now the acclaimed vibraphonist and his quintet are back for this multi–night stand. When DownBeat's John Murph attended the group's Kennedy Center in D.C. in 2018, he heard "an exploratory, tightly focused set that placed high stakes on rhythmic agility, communica­tive alertness and spontaneous invention…Each member admirably held their own next to Harris, whose virtuosic and imaginative improvisations can certainly prove unnerving for lesser talents." In 2018, Sonic Creed(Motema Music) was the first new release from Stefon Harris' Blackout since 2009's GRAMMY–nominated Urbanus. Family, community, legacy: "These core assets of the Black community are the messages of Sonic Creed," says Stefon Harris, "and we honor our legacy by exploring the music of masters such as Bobby Hutcherson, Abbey Lincoln, Wayne Shorter and Horace Silver. Their music is timeless and is the literal aural expression of those community assets."

Jazz for Kids - Jazz Standard
April 28, 2019 - New York

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra is a performance driven program that gives talented and dedicated young jazz musicians the opportunity to perform regularly in one of New York City's leading jazz clubs often with guest artists from the New York scene. The visiting guests give a workshop to the band members in addition to providing the experience of playing with the top musicians on the scene. On Sundays during the school year, the students rehearse and workshop in the room before opening the doors at 1:00pm and giving a concert that is free and open to the public at 2:00pm.

Ken Peplowski Big Band with Special Guest John Pizzarelli - Birdland Jazz Club
April 28, 2019 - New York

Ken Peplowski Big Band with Special Guest John Pizzarelli

Jason Kravits - Birdland Jazz Club
April 28, 2019 - New York

Jason Kravits

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - Birdland Jazz Club
April 28, 2019 - New York

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

69th Street Band - Paris Blues
Through April 28, 2019 - New York

69th Street Band

The Manhattan Transfer - Blue Note
Through April 28, 2019 - New York

Beginning with their first performances in the early 1970s, The Manhattan Transfer have become the cornerstones of contemporary music. Originally launched by Tim Hauser in 1969, Hauser, Alan Paul, Janis Siegel and Laurel Masse were the group by 1972. Cheryl Bentyne joined the group in 1979 after Laurel Masse left. Known for their amazing harmony and versatility, incorporating pop, jazz, R&B, rock and roll, swing, symphonic, and a cappella music, the group was signed by the legendary Ahmet Ertegun to Atlantic Records. The group made their recording debut with their self-titled album in 1975. Known primarily as an East Coast cult act, they expanded their following by starring in their own 1975 CBS-TV variety series as a summer replacement for the Cher Bono Show. Starting as an underground group in New York City, The Manhattan Transfer garnered international popularity when "Chanson D'Amour" from the 1976 Coming Out album became a number one hit in Europe. One of the co-writers on The Junction – the group's new album which draws inspiration in part from The Transfer's classic 1975 version of Glenn Miller's "Tuxedo Junction" — is the group's new member, bass vocalist Trist Curless.... (read more)

Kazu Pf Yokoshima Quartet Featuring Frank Sr - Rue-B Jazz
Through April 29, 2019 - New York

Kazu Pf Yokoshima Quartet Featuring Frank Sr

Melvin Vines & The Harlem Jazz Machine - Paris Blues
Through April 29, 2019 - New York

Melvin Vines & The Harlem Jazz Machine

Guest Band - Paris Blues
Through April 29, 2019 - New York

Guest Band

Tobin's Run on 51: Village Vibes & Chasin' the Trane - Irish Arts Center
Through November 29, 2019 - New York

FEATURING Christine Tobin, vocals Phil Robson, guitar Tim Armacost, saxophone Peter Brendler, double bass Ingrid Jensen, trumpet Jimmy Macbride, drums David O'Rourke, guitar Village Vibes & Chasin' the Trane In the 50s and 60s, a counterculture grew throughout the States, and the iconic Greenwich Village of New York City became the center of a revolution that was happening in jazz music with artists such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, and many others. This Tobin's Run celebrates their pioneering spirit, alongside songs from great vocal artists of the day, Abbey Lincoln and Sarah Vaughan. The evening will also feature film clips of musicians and Village clubs from the era.

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