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Blues and Jazz in New York City This Week - August 18-August 25


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.

Free World Music Concerts On the Lawn - The Village Alliance
August 18, 2019 - New York

Come and enjoy the Jefferson Market Garden's Free World Music Concert on the lawn. Ron Wasserman - New York Jazzharmonic, Traditional Jazz Sextet

2pm: Masterworks Series: Bach - Bargemusic
August 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

All Bach Program: Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, BWV 903 Partita No. 3 in A minor, BWV 827 Preludes and Fugues from the Well Tempered Clavier Book 1: No. 4: Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp minor, BWV 849 No. 7: Prelude and Fugue in E-flat Major, BWV 852 No. 8: Prelude in E-flat minor and Fugue in D-sharp minor, BWV 853 No. 12: Prelude and Fugue in F minor, BWV 857 No. 17: Prelude and Fugue in A-flat Major, BWV 862 Italian Concerto, BWV 971 Steven Beck, piano

Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band - Blue Note
August 18, 2019 - New York

History has produced its share of great artists and great people—John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was both. As a performer, he left behind an incredible record of innovation and inspiration. As a composer, a broad repository of musical masterpieces, and as a man, a legion of friends, colleagues, and compatriots who remember him with the same degree of love and esteem they reserve for his work. For Dizzy Gillespie, playing in a small combo was never enough. His artistry compelled him to seek and to create larger ensembles because as a composer and arranger, a big band was the ultimate vehicle for self-expression. Given that the majority of his career took place after 1950 when the big band era was over, it's especially notable that Dizzy Gillespie continued to create brilliant music using the grand-scale formats of jazz big band and orchestra right up to the end of his life in 1993. The Dizzy Gillespie™ Big Band and Alumni All-Star group (small group) is the direct descendant of these ventures, and happily, the tradition lives on, nurtured by Gillespie alumni and executive director, producer, and bassist John Lee.

Alan Broadbent, Don Falzone & Billy Mintz - Mezzrow Jazz Club
August 18, 2019 - New York

Alan Broadbent (Piano) Don Falzone (Bass) Billy Mintz (Drums) Pianist Alan Broadbent has a a fluid grace and romantic heart with the soul of real jazz. With Don Falzone on bass and Billy Mintz on drums.

Symphonics Live - Bowery Poetry Club
August 18, 2019 - New York

Symphonics Live is an evening that showcases the finest poets and singer/songwriters in NY. Along with elements of dance and improvisation, Symphonics Live promotes Generosity, Love, and Creativity through the continual exploration of humanity through performing and visual arts. Symphonics Live has performed for crowds of people at the the legendary Blue Note Jazz Club, Highline Ballroom, Joe's Pub, Zipper Factory Theater, and the Bowery Poetry Club in New York.

Jon Beshay Quartet - Smalls
August 18, 2019 - New York

I play music because I like to listen to music, and when I'm playing I'm in charge of what I'm hearing.

David Gibson After-Hours - Smalls
August 18, 2019 - New York

Trombonist David Gibson has enjoyed a varied musical career which is deeply rooted in the genres of jazz and funk.

Ray LeVier Trio - 55 Bar
August 18, 2019 - New York

Nat Janoff...Guitar Kip Sophos...Bass Ray LeVier...Drums

Ray Anderson's Triathlon - 55 Bar
August 18, 2019 - New York

Ray Anderson...Trombone Mark Helias...Bas Tommy Campbell...Drums

Bill Frisell Trio with Special Guest Greg Tardy - Village Vanguard
August 18, 2019 - New York

Mr. Frisell can pen a tender ballad, and wring from it both complex musical ideas and straightforward emotion. He can thrash his way through distortion and feedback without losing his melodic thread. He swings playfully yet forcefully, then sounds as if relaxing around a campfire. And it all fits a single narrative.

Bill Frisell Trio with Special Guest Greg Tardy - Village Vanguard
August 18, 2019 - New York

Mr. Frisell can pen a tender ballad, and wring from it both complex musical ideas and straightforward emotion. He can thrash his way through distortion and feedback without losing his melodic thread. He swings playfully yet forcefully, then sounds as if relaxing around a campfire. And it all fits a single narrative.

Black Flag - Tralf Music Hall
August 18, 2019 - Buffalo

21+ Admitted | 16+ Admitted With Parent With Special Guests LINE CUTTER BLACK FLAG is an American band formed in 1976 in Hermosa Beach, CA by guitarist, primary songwriter, and sole continuous member Greg Ginn. Their discography includes seven studio albums and two live albums. The band has released all of their material on Ginns independent label, SST Records beginning with 1981s Damaged. Vocalist, Mike Vallely, first sang with the band as a guest vocalist in 2003, before becoming the bands fifth vocalist and touring with the band in 2014.

Moonjune Evening of Progressive Music - Shapeshifter Lab
August 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

MoonJune Evening Of Progressive Music with MARKUS REUTER KENNY GROHOWSKI BELEDO LINCOLN GOINES OFER ASSAF

Ray LeVier Trio - 55 Bar
August 18, 2019 - New York

Nat Janoff...Guitar Kip Sophos...Bass Ray LeVier...Drums

Chiara Izzi - 55 Bar
August 18, 2019 - New York

Showtime is 3pm to 5pm

Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis - The Fashion District
August 18, 2019 - New York

Featuring: Big Joe Fitz/Vocals/Harmonica/Guitar, Robert Bard/Bass, Mark Dziuba/Guitar and Eric Parker/Drums. 'Soulful, swinging, pre-rock era blues and more.' Singer, harmonica man, and band leader, Big Joe Fitz continues as one of the leading personalities in the Hudson Valley's vibrant music scene for over 30 years. Synonymous with soulful music and outstanding musicianship, Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis, deliver an eclectic playlist of American classics, ranging from Bobby Bland to Johnny Mercer to Ernest Tubb and beyond. The ensemble's live shows are warm, entertaining and engaging - a timeless Falcon favorite.

Peter Furlan Project: Between The Lines - The Falcon
August 18, 2019 - Marlboro

A celebration of The Peter Furlan Project's CD Release Between The Lines, a collection of compositions influenced by some of Furlan's favorite books and authors of modern fiction. Most compositions are direct musical interpretations of these books, while others were composed while reading, drawing inspiration from their evocative, awe-inspiring inventiveness. Featuring: Peter Furlan: Compositions, Arrangements, Tenor Sax, Soprano Sax Vinnie Cutro: Trumpet, Flugelhorn Roger Rosenberg: Baritone Sax, Bass Clarinet Andrew Beals: Alto Sax Erick Storckman: Trombone Neil Alexander: Piano, Keyboards Peter Brendler: Bass Saul Rubin: Guitar Tim Horner: Drums

Legendary Organist Reuben Wilson Trio - Jazz Forum
August 18, 2019 - Tarrytown

B3 great Reuben Wilson comes to Jazz Forum leading a soulful organ trio. Wilson, who recorded a series of soul-jazz and funk recordings in the 1960s and 70s for Blue Note Records and others, was, in the 1980s, rediscovered, championed and sampled by artists like Guru, Us3, A Tribe Called Quest, and Nas among others. His biggest hit was 1975's "Gotta Get Your Own." Rediscovered by a new generation, his music became a cornerstone of the acid jazz movement breathing new life into this important artist and he hasn't slowed down since. Get ready to get your groove on with this master of the Hammond B3 organ.

Sunday Jazz with Renaud Penant & Friends - Jules Bistro
August 18, 2019 - New York

Renaud PENANT was born in 1959 in Normandy, France. He moved to Bordeaux, in the south of France, with two friends (Emmanuel Bex and Jean-Philippe Viret), and their trio eventually won the 1978 "Jazz Aquitaine" competition and toured the region. He moved to Paris in 1980, studied drums at the Kenny Clarke-Dante Agostini Drum School and percussion in the conservatories of Bagnolet and Rueil-Malmaison, and obtained a unanimous first-prize at the Seine Saint-Denis drums competition. He also attended workshops under the direction of great drummers such as Max Roach, Jack DeJohnette and Clifford Jarvis

The Girl from Ipanema Brazilian Jazz, Jobim & Bossa Nova Celebration - Club Bonafide
August 18, 2019 - New York

See vocalist Julie Eigenberg and Brazilian Guitar Hero Richard Miller join forces to pay tribute to Brazilian jazz legend Antonio Carlos "Tom" Jobim, the Grammy-winning king of bossa nova and composer of enduring hits, including the international smash "The Girl From Ipanema." Julie Eigenberg, also known as Julie E. A Grammy-winning lyricist and accomplished jazz singer and composer, is equally entrancing whether performing American or Latin-flavored classics. Richard Miller Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, guitarist Richard Miller is now on the faculty of Columbia University, while maintaining a busy performance schedule in New York and Washington, DC. Recent performances included Merkin Hall in NYC, the Kennedy Center, and a State Department concert. Enjoy this exciting evening of music at Club Bonafide in New York City.

David Berger Jazz Orchestra - Birdland Jazz Club
August 18, 2019 - New York

Composer, an arranger, and conductor, David Berger, is recognized internationally as a leading authority on the music of Duke Ellington and the Swing Era. Conductor and arranger for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra from its inception in 1988 through 1994, Berger has transcribed more than 750 full scores of classic recordings, including more than 500 works by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Several of these transcriptions in addition to a number of original arrangements are featured in last season's Broadway hit, After Midnight.

Gunhild Carling - Birdland Jazz Club
August 18, 2019 - New York

Swedish musical sensation Gunhild Carling is an internationally acclaimed superstar whose one-woman show is a can't-miss event! Whether she's singing favorite jazz standards, playing one of many instruments (trumpet, trombone, harmonica, flute, recorder, or jazz bagpipe), Gunhild's sublime showmanship shines through. Carling is a jazz artist of the old breed, combining extraordinary skills on trumpet and trombone with vaudeville stunts. In her playing, she shows heavy influences from Bix and Louie Armstrong as well as Billie Holiday. As if that weren't enough, Gunhild also tap dances and sings during her shows. This amazing singer and award-winning multi-instrumentalist has been featured on Scott Bradlee's Post Modern Jukebox putting a twenties twist on the eighties tunes "Material Girl," "Never Gonna Give You Up," and "Happy." Gunhild is notorious for playing three trumpets at once and a recent video of her playing bagpipes went viral with over 15 million views.

La Vie en Rose: An Elegant & Tasteful Blend of American Jazz, French Chanson & Pop Music. Feat. Violette - Club Bonafide
August 18, 2019 - New York

Jazz-influenced French indie singer/songwriter Violette comes to Club Bonafide in New York City. Born in Paris and raised in a small village on an island off the French Atlantic Coast, and now making her home in Brooklyn, Violette has clearly been influenced by such French luminaries as Jacques Brel and Edith Piaf, but Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson have also had a hand in the development of her sophisticated pop sound.

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - Birdland Jazz Club
August 18, 2019 - New York

Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer and educator Arturo O'Farrill -- leader of the "first family of Afro-Cuban Jazz" (NY Times) -- was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. Son of the late, great composer Chico O'Farrill, Arturo was Educated at Manhattan School of Music, Brooklyn College Conservatory and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. He played piano in Carla Bley's Big Band from 1979 through 1983 and earned a reputation as a soloist in groups led by Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis, and Harry Belafonte.

Burlesk! at Birdland Hosted by Murray Hill - Birdland Jazz Club
August 18, 2019 - New York

Rosie Cheeks and the Birdland Theater are proud to present BURLESQUE! at BIRDLAND hosted by Murray Hill! Half a block from Broadway, BURLESQUE! at BIRDLAND marks the return of classic burlesque to its midtown Manhattan, Times Square roots. Nestled in the legendary jazz club's new theater, this funny, sexy gem of a show unveils a luscious line-up of sparkling strip-teasers, each a singular, sensual delight.

The Shrine Jazz Jam Session W / Andrew Kushnir - Shrine
August 18, 2019 - New York

Join us at Shrine for a weekly Jam Session every Sunday evening. Bring your instruments and come ready to play!

New York Brogue - Paddy Reilly's Music Bar
Through August 18, 2019 - New York

Bronx based New York Brogue highlights Paddy's Saturday nights. The Brogue 'blends an eclectic fervent mixture of traditional and contemporary with instrumental sets and ballads', featuring singer and percussionist Danny Flinn, acclaimed Scottish fiddler Calum Pasqua, guitarist Matt Stapleton, and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Sharp.

South Coast Jazz & Blues 2019 - 801 St George Street
Through August 18, 2019 - Port Dover

Norfolk County's 6th annual Official Premier festival SOUTH COAST JAZZ & BLUES AUG 17-18th, 2019 Indoor and Outdoor Lakeside Venues,Port Dover featuring Juno, Grammy and Order of Canada award winning performers, local catered farm fresh food, and fun!

A Spiritual Quest - Bliss Haven
Through August 18, 2019 - Dunnville

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Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band - Blue Note
Through August 18, 2019 - New York

History has produced its share of great artists and great people—John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was both. As a performer, he left behind an incredible record of innovation and inspiration. As a composer, a broad repository of musical masterpieces, and as a man, a legion of friends, colleagues and compatriots who remember him with the same degree of love and esteem they reserve for his work.

Cait & The Critters - Bierhaus NYC
August 19, 2019 - New York

Cait and the Critters - 3 sets / 7:00-10:15pm -- plus -- * DJ Patrick Soluri * classic burlesque by Delysia LaChatte II * Beginner swing dance lesson by Jaime Shannon at 7:45pm * exzellent German food n' drink specials! * No Cover / No Minimum / All ages / 21+ to Drink Join us every Monday as we have for over two years to celebrate the vibrant, hedonistic Weimar era with our weekly 'Tanz Kabarett' at Bierhaus NYC featuring gotham's best Hot Jazz n' Swing bands!! Plus swing DJ's, classic burlesque, and free dance lessons… und exzellent German drink specials, just 2 blocks from Grand Central... and NO COVER!!

Country Bluegrass Jam - Paddy Reilly's Music Bar
August 19, 2019 - New York

Lovable Curmudgeon Craig Tichy hosts a Country/Bluegrass Jam every 1st & 3rd Monday. Join us for a laid back evening of country bluegrass tunes and picking in Kips Bay/Murray Hill, Manhattan. Paddy's also hosts a NYC Slow Jam Bluegrass Meetup (beginners and intermediate)every 2nd and 4th Monday. It's always a great turnout for aspiring bluegrass musicians hosted by accomplished leaders Sue, Ellen, and Jim, and Kimball. For more information and to sign up: NYC Bluegrass Slow Jam

Geroge Braith Group - Fat Cat
August 19, 2019 - New York

Geroge Braith Group

Mike Stern - 55 Bar
August 19, 2019 - New York

Mike Stern...Guitar Tom Kennedy...Bass Will Calhoun...Drums

Kenn Salters Haven - Smalls
August 19, 2019 - New York

Kennci is a project by drummer, composer, and arranger Kenneth Salters. The focus is mainly on playing songs from the American songbook with a new take as far as arrangement. The intent is fun and lighthearted with a hint of 'tongue in cheek' intellect

Joe Farnsworth Quartet Feat. Jeremy Pelt - Smalls
August 19, 2019 - New York

Joe Farnsworth is already regarded as one of the top jazz drummers in the world, but as far as he is concerned, he is just getting started.

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra - Village Vanguard
August 19, 2019 - New York

EVERY MONDAY NIGHT SINCE 1966 The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra is the current title for the band that began its life as the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra in 1966 and has performed continuously for over 50 years.

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra - Village Vanguard
August 19, 2019 - New York

EVERY MONDAY NIGHT SINCE 1966 The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra is the current title for the band that began its life as the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra in 1966 and has performed continuously for over 50 years.

Ben Williams & Friends - Summer Residency - Blue Note
August 19, 2019 - New York

Ben Williams of New York City is an acclaimed bassist, bandleader, performer, music educator, and composer who has performed with the likes of Wynton Marsalis, George Benson, Pat Metheny, David Sanborn, Chaka Kahn, Pharrell, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Terence Blanchard, Roy Hargrove, Benny Golson, and Stefon Harris just to name a few. He recently completed his film debut with Don Cheadle in Miles Davis biopic, "Miles Ahead". Williams released his sophomore album, Coming of Age in April 2015, a collection of new works reflecting his wide-ranging musical interests as well as his growth as a musician, improviser and composer. Says Williams, "This new music reflects more of where I am on my journey. I think I have matured as a composer and I am better able to deliver my ideas to my fans and hopefully to a new and expanding audience". Williams won his first Grammy Award in 2013 with the Pat Metheny Unity Band for Best Jazz Instrumental Album. In 2013 he recorded with Metheny on Kin; and in 2014 he performed 157 concerts in over 30 cities throughout the world with Metheny, earning his stripes as a true road warrior. He considers his experience with Pat as transformative, saying, "Pat has b... (read more)

The Binky Griptite Orchestra - Union Pool
August 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over The Binky Griptite Orchestra Playing 40s Rhythm and Blues w/special guests CeCe BrownSugah

Mingus Big Band - Jazz Standard
August 19, 2019 - New York

Mingus Big Band

Max von Essen: 'Call Me Old Fashioned: The Broadway Standard' - Birdland Jazz Club
August 19, 2019 - New York

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to present the return of Broadway singer/actor Max von Essen in concert on Monday, August 19 at 7 pm. The one-night-only event will celebrate the release of Max's first solo CD, "Call Me Old Fashioned: The Broadway Standard" (LML Music). Max von Essen returns to Birdland with his old fashioned, a new show celebrating the best of Broadway and the American songbook. Once again, Billy Stritch will be the musical director for the evening. Max von Essen is currently touring the United States as Marvin in Lincoln Center Theater's revival of Falsettos. He is perhaps best known for his recent portrayal of Henri Baurel in An American in Paris on Broadway, a role which earned him nominations for the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Grammy Award. He also appeared on Broadway in Anastasia, the revival of Evita, the revival of Les Misérables, Dance of the Vampires, Jesus Christ Superstar and the closing company of the original Les Misérables. The Broadway at Birdland concert series takes place every week on the stage of the historic music room, located at 315 West 44 Street, in the heart of Manhattan's Theater District.

Miki Yamanaka - Birdland Jazz Club
August 19, 2019 - New York

Miki Yamanaka is a New York-based pianist and organist from Kobe, Japan. She has studied with Jason Lindner, Jeb Patton, Larry Goldings, Sam Yahel and Fred Hersch, and in 2015 was one of three pianists selected to participate in "Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead", an intensive composition residency at the Kennedy Center. She earned her Master of Music degree from Queens College, receiving the Sir Roland Hanna Award. Miki has appeared in concert with many notable musicians including Steve Nelson, Seamus Blake, Antonio Hart, and Peter Bernstein. She held weekly residencies at Smalls and Mezzrow Jazz Clubs for over 3 years in NYC and performs regularly in NY clubs such as Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, Fat Cat, Smoke Jazz Club. She is the current pianist in the Philip Harper Quintet and the Roxy Coss Quintet. Miki has recorded her own project with a stellar band with Bill Stewart, Orlando le Fleming, and Steve Nelson, which was released in 2018 from Cellar Live Records.

Jim Caruso's Cast Party - Birdland Jazz Club
August 19, 2019 - New York

"Jim Caruso's Cast Party is the best thing to happen to nightlife since prohibition ended." Jim Caruso's Cast Party is a wildly popular impromptu open mic/variety show that's been taking place on the Birdland stage every single Monday night since 2003! Think "American Idol" meets "The Tonight Show." It is the ultimate spot to mix and mingle with show folk and the people who love them. Cast Party is the place where showbiz superstars rub elbows with up-and-comers, delivering 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. Cast Party has been honored with three BroadwayWorld Awards, a MAC Award, Bistro Award, and a Nightlife Award.

Guitar Masters Series: Flavio Silva - Zinc Bar
August 19, 2019 - New York

Acclaimed Brazilian guitarist Flavio Silva brings his formidable quartet to Zinc jazz club on Monday, August 19. He's supported by trombonist Corey Wallace, organist Pat Bianchi and drummer E.J. Strickland. Flavio Silva is a musician who is part of a new generation of Brazilian composers and instrumentalists that has been breaking through the musical scene of different places, such as Brazil, The Netherlands and most recently, New York. The guitarist studied with some of the best musicians in Brazil and all over the world, such as Michel Leme, Alexandre Mihanovich, Djalma Lima, Lage Lund, Adam Rogers and Ed Verhoeff, among others. Flavio has shared the stage with some highly skilled musicians such as Antonio Hart, Bruce Williams, Seamus Blake, Victor Wooten, Jamal Thomas, Ben Williams, Elijah Jamal Balbed, Munir Hossn, Cuca Teixeira, Sandro Haick, Thiago Espirito Santo, among others. Flavio also performed in some of the best festivals in Europe including the North Sea Jazz Festival(The Netherlands), Langnau Jazz Nights(Switzerland), Koektebel Jazz Party(Ukraine), Gronau Jazz Festival(Germany) and Delft Jazz Festival(The Netherlands). In 2019, together with Pat Bianchi(Organ), E... (read more)

Uruguay/ Ellie Cope/ Ophelia Cache - Sunnyvale
August 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

URUGUAY/ ELLIE COPE/ OPHELIA CACHE

Whiskey 101 at Fine and Rare - The Flatiron Room
August 20, 2019 - New York

Whiskey 101 at Fine and Rare

Harlem Jazz Series - Ed Cherry Trio - Greater Calvary Baptist Church
August 20, 2019 - New York

"Ed is a great, soulful, swinging underrated player deserving of wider recognition." "An expressive instrumentalist, Cherry has a hip, melodic approach that is a refreshing contrast to guitarists who frequently resort to playing "finger music," the execution of rapid streams of notes that serve no musical purpose other than to fill space." Guitarist Ed Cherry has been playing professionally since the early '70s, as a sideman to musicians such as Tim Hardin, Jimmy McGriff, Henry Threadgill, and Jimmy Smith. Most famously, he spent over fifteen years in Dizzy Gillespie's band, remaining with the group until the trumpeter's death in 1993. Since then Ed has performed and recorded with a host of stellar musicians including Paquito D'Rivera, John Patton, Roy Hargrove, Hamiet Bluiett, and John Faddis to name a few. Right now, Ed is a member of vocalist Paula West quartet as well as leading his own trio. In addition to his exceptional work as a sideman and as a critically acclaimed leader, Ed Cherry also has impressive credentials as a music educator and is currently on staff at 'jazzmobile' here NYC. Featuring: Ed Cherry - guitar, Kenny Davis - bass, and Anwar Marshall - drums Fir... (read more)

Eddie Palmieri - Blue Note
August 20, 2019 - New York

Known as one of the finest pianists of the past 50 years, Eddie Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger, and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. His playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, and McCoy Tyner, as well as his older brother Charlie Palmieri. Palmieri's parents emigrated from Ponce, Puerto Rico to New York City in 1926. Born in Spanish Harlem and raised in the Bronx, Palmieri learned to play the piano at an early age, and at 13, he joined his uncle's orchestra, playing timbales. Palmieri's professional career as a pianist took off with various bands in the early 1950s, including Eddie Forrester's, Johnny Segui's, and the popular Tito Rodriguez Orchestra. In 1961, Palmieri formed his own band, La Perfecta, which featured an unconventional front line of trombones rather than the trumpets customary in Latin orchestras. This created an innovative sound that mixed American jazz into Afro-Caribbean rhythms, surprising critics and fans alike. Palmieri disbanded La Perfecta in 1968 to pursue different musical endeavors, though he would return to the band's music in the 2000s. Recogn... (read more)

Leni Stern - 55 Bar
August 20, 2019 - New York

Leni Stern...Guitar & Voice Mamadou Ba...Bass Alioune Faye...Percussion

Daniel Bennett Group - Residence Inn Times Square
August 20, 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)

Andrew Cyrille Quartet - Village Vanguard
August 20, 2019 - New York

Bill Frisell (guitar) David Virelles (piano) Ben Street (bass) Andrew Cyrille (drums) ["The Declaration of Musical Independence" is a] portentous title for an unselfconsciously inquisitive, selflessly collective quartet nominally led by the great drummer Andrew Cyrille, an elderly master of unpredictable yet flowing free-jazz momentum, steered by the kind of patience that drummers aren't always famous for. It all swings without a regular swing, sounding fluently melodic, though much of it is cell-like and episodic. — The Guardian

Andrew Cyrille Quartet - Village Vanguard
August 20, 2019 - New York

Bill Frisell (guitar) David Virelles (piano) Ben Street (bass) Andrew Cyrille (drums) ["The Declaration of Musical Independence" is a] portentous title for an unselfconsciously inquisitive, selflessly collective quartet nominally led by the great drummer Andrew Cyrille, an elderly master of unpredictable yet flowing free-jazz momentum, steered by the kind of patience that drummers aren't always famous for. It all swings without a regular swing, sounding fluently melodic, though much of it is cell-like and episodic. — The Guardian

An Evening with Nels Cline 4 - Le Poisson Rouge
August 20, 2019 - Ne York

Age: 18+ Of all the rich and varied projects guitarist Nels Cline has pursued since his emergence as a leader in the late 1980s, his two-guitar duo with Julian Lage, documented on the 2014 album Room, ranks among the most special. With Currents, Constellations, Cline's second Blue Note release, the duo has morphed and expanded into The Nels Cline 4, made up of Cline and Lage plus the fierce and versatile rhythm section of bassist Scott Colley and drummer Tom Rainey.

SlamJunk Tuesday - Freddy's Bar
August 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

A South Brooklyn community supporting some of New York City's finest Soul Stars, Songwriters, and Emerging Artists.

Peter Traunmueller Trio - Jules Bistro
August 20, 2019 - New York

New York based drummer, arranger and composer Peter Traunmueller has earned a reputation as a musician with a unique skill to express himself fluently in many different styles and genres while always staying connected with the music. His well-developed facility on his instrument and his great ability to listen and support his fellow band-members has given Peter the opportunity to perform all over the world in countries such as Austria, USA, China, Canada, Spain, France, Hungary, Greece, Germany, Peru with artists such as Assaf Kehati, Michel Reis, Gianni Gagliardi, Lukas Gabric, John Stetch, Jim Cammack, Curtis J, Jon Davis, Dan Lipsitz, Steve Ash, Milo Z, Pat O'Leary, Hyuna Park among many others.

Jason Kravits 'Off The Top!' - Birdland Jazz Club
August 20, 2019 - New York

Off the Top! With Jason Kravits Whether you recognize him from Broadway (The Drowsy Chaperone, Relatively Speaking) or TV (Kimmy Schmidt, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Practice), you've never seen Jason Kravits quite like this. In a performance Cabaret Scenes calls "fearless, mega-entertaining and addictive," Jason invents an entire cabaret, from scratch, right before your eyes. Every song, every lyric, every show-biz anecdote, humblebrag and overshare…made up, on the spot, based on your suggestions. Backed by the most daring band in the business, and featuring very special guests, Jason creates a solo, improvised musical-comedy high-wire act you've got to see to believe. It's the show of a lifetime…every time!

The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra: Directed by Scotty Barnhart - Birdland Jazz Club
August 20, 2019 - New York

In the history of Jazz music, there is only one bandleader that has the distinction of having his orchestra still performing sold-out concerts all over the world, with members personally chosen by him, for over 30 years after his passing. Pianist and bandleader William James "Count" Basie was and still is an American institution that personifies the grandeur and excellence of Jazz. The Count Basie Orchestra, today directed by Scotty Barnhart, has won every respected jazz poll in the world at least once, won 18 Grammy Awards, performed for Kings, Queens, and other world Royalty, appeared in several movies, television shows, at every major jazz festival and major concert hall in the world. The latest honors are the 2018 Downbeat Readers Poll Award as the #1 Jazz Orchestra in the world, and a Grammy Nomination for their 2018 acclaimed recording, All About That Basie, which features special guests Stevie Wonder, Jon Faddis, Take 6, and Kurt Elling among others. It follows their critically acclaimed release in 2015 of A Very Swingin' Basie Christmas!, the very first-holiday album in the 80-year history of the orchestra. Released on Concord Music, it went to #1 on the Jazz charts and sol... (read more)

Life Sized Game Day for Teens - Northern Onondaga Public Library (NOPL) North Syracuse Branch
August 20, 2019 - Cicero

Enjoy a variety of games at a larger than life scale! Giant jenga, oversized tic-tac-toe and more

The Lineup with Susie Mosher - Birdland Jazz Club
August 20, 2019 - New York

THE LINEUP with Susie Mosher is a wild, anything-goes variety show featuring entertainers from the Broadway, cabaret, music and comedy scenes. Actress/singer Mosher hosts the spontaneous extravaganza with her "dynamite voice, heartfelt observations and ridiculously funny improv." (Go Magazine). A hit with both critics and audiences, each LINEUP is unique and promises to deliver an unforgettable night of quintessential NYC entertainment. From Tony winners, pop artists and Broadway regulars to experimental groups, undiscovered newbies and subway performers, past guests include: Alice Ripley, Katharine McPhee, Beth Leavel, Maddie Poppe, Naturi Naughton, Billy Stritch, BETTY, Anya Marina, Dan Finnerty, Kimberley Locke, Kevin Chamberlin, Erich Bergen, KT Sullivan, Christina Bianco, Carole J. Bufford, Jarrod Specter, Mykal Kilgore, Kelli Barrett, Diana DeGarmo, Ace Young and many more!

An Evening with Nels Cline 4 - (Le) Poisson Rouge
August 20, 2019 - New York

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Phillip Johnston & the Silent Six - Smalls
August 20, 2019 - New York

Phillip Johnston is a jazz saxophonist/composer who is best known for his bands The Microscopic Septet, Fast 'N' Bulbous, Big Trouble and The Transparent Quartet, and for his scores for film, silent film, theatre and multimedia.

Frank Lacy's Tromboniverse - Smalls
August 20, 2019 - New York

Frank Lacy's Tromboniverse

Summer Shorts 2019 - Series A - 59E59 Theaters
August 21, 2019 - New York

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The Sweetest Taboo hosted by Bridget Barkan - Duane Park
August 21, 2019 - New York

Bridget Barkan Takes over the stage to swirl and sing together we our cast of burlesque and variety performers Bridget Barkan is a native New Yorker who has been working since birth. Barkan has been inspired by the music of artists ranging from Joni Mitchell to Erykah Badu. As a singer, Barkan has toured the world with pop/glam band the Scissor Sisters, opening for Lady Gaga, sung with Lily Allen, and recorded with legendary house DJ and producer Todd Terry in addition to releasing her own albums and singles. Starting out as a child actress, Barkan HBO's Everyday People, Sherrybaby with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Brian De Palma's controversial Redacted, God's Pocket, alongside Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Barkan had a guest role in Steven Soderbergh's TV show The Knick, and a recurring role as the one-legged hooker on Law & Order: SVU. Most recently, she was the voice of Misty Holloway in The Get Down as well as other featured singing moments and appeared in Blue Bloods, Blindspot and in the upcoming Scorsese film The Irishman. she is also a vocal chameleon seamlessly riffing her way through jazz, soul, R&B, folk, electronic and traditional musical theatre songs. Some have said she is like... (read more)

Eddie Palmieri - Blue Note
August 21, 2019 - New York

Known as one of the finest pianists of the past 50 years, Eddie Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger, and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. His playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, and McCoy Tyner, as well as his older brother Charlie Palmieri. Palmieri's parents emigrated from Ponce, Puerto Rico to New York City in 1926. Born in Spanish Harlem and raised in the Bronx, Palmieri learned to play the piano at an early age, and at 13, he joined his uncle's orchestra, playing timbales. Palmieri's professional career as a pianist took off with various bands in the early 1950s, including Eddie Forrester's, Johnny Segui's, and the popular Tito Rodriguez Orchestra. In 1961, Palmieri formed his own band, La Perfecta, which featured an unconventional front line of trombones rather than the trumpets customary in Latin orchestras. This created an innovative sound that mixed American jazz into Afro-Caribbean rhythms, surprising critics and fans alike. Palmieri disbanded La Perfecta in 1968 to pursue different musical endeavors, though he would return to the band's music in the 2000s. Recogn... (read more)

Raphael D'lugoff Trio +1 - Fat Cat
August 21, 2019 - New York

Raphael D'lugoff Trio +1

Don Hahn Mike Camacho Band - Fat Cat
August 21, 2019 - New York

Don Hahn Mike Camacho Band

Celebrity Music Presents Country Night - North Music Venue
August 21, 2019 - Patchogue

Featuring line dancing instruction with Leslie and Charlie playing all of your favorite country requests!

Back To School Jam Session - Penny Jo's
August 21, 2019 - New York

Guitar virtuoso Matt Rotker-Lynn invites emerging jazz vocalist Jamile and bass sensation Adrian Moring for a night of jazz at Penny Jo's, an up and coming bar that's setting new trends on the cozy Washington Heights neighborhood. Come enjoy amazing signature drinks and good company to start another school year with style. Musicians are welcome to join the jam session, which starts after the first set.

Live Jazz - The Rose Club
August 21, 2019 - New York

Live Jazz music performed by Kat Gang Jazz.

Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet - LunÀtico
August 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Featuring: Nick Danielson, violin Rodolfo Zanetti, bandoneon Ahmed Alom, piano Pedro Giraudo, bass Latin Grammy Award winner bassist and composer Pedro Giraudo is among the most compelling tango artists today. After two decades performing with the most important interpreters of tango, Pedro Giraudo debuted his own Tango Orchestra at Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing in July 2015 and since then has become an active cultural ambassador of this beautiful and passionate music of his native Argentina.

Andrew Cyrille Quartet - Village Vanguard
August 21, 2019 - New York

Bill Frisell (guitar) David Virelles (piano) Ben Street (bass) Andrew Cyrille (drums) ["The Declaration of Musical Independence" is a] portentous title for an unselfconsciously inquisitive, selflessly collective quartet nominally led by the great drummer Andrew Cyrille, an elderly master of unpredictable yet flowing free-jazz momentum, steered by the kind of patience that drummers aren't always famous for. It all swings without a regular swing, sounding fluently melodic, though much of it is cell-like and episodic. — The Guardian

Eve Essex, Nyobs - The Mercury Lounge
August 21, 2019 - New Yor

Age Limit: 21 and Over Eve Essex, Nyobs

Andrew Cyrille Quartet - Village Vanguard
August 21, 2019 - New York

Bill Frisell (guitar) David Virelles (piano) Ben Street (bass) Andrew Cyrille (drums) ["The Declaration of Musical Independence" is a] portentous title for an unselfconsciously inquisitive, selflessly collective quartet nominally led by the great drummer Andrew Cyrille, an elderly master of unpredictable yet flowing free-jazz momentum, steered by the kind of patience that drummers aren't always famous for. It all swings without a regular swing, sounding fluently melodic, though much of it is cell-like and episodic. — The Guardian

Toronzo Cannon - Clinton Square Ice Rink
August 21, 2019 - Syracuse

Humans Against Music Karaoke - Freddy's Bar
August 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Join Your lo-fi vixen of voiceless music and your ethnic sidekick technician, H-Bomb and Tokyo Rosenberg for the ultimate in low-tech, high-energy bar entertainment. Come to Freddy's Bar & Backroom on the third Wednesday of each month for our Humans Against Music karaoke spectacular. H.A.M. karaoke is your chance to dredge up your favorite A.M. memories and more — and win shockingly mediocre prizes. No teleprompter at this one — the lyrics are on paper, and your cue is Mr. Tokyo Rosenberg, giving you meaningful gazes and occasional sign language accompaniment. "Destroying Music One Song At A Time Is Not Our Goal — It's Only Coincidental."

David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band - Birdland Jazz Club
August 21, 2019 - New York

Inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and their colleagues, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band breathes life and passion into America's own great art form. Legendary record producer George Avakian describes the band in this way:

A Benefit for 'Freedom for Immigrants' Non-Profit - Union Pool
August 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over A Benefit for "Freedom For Immigrants" Non-profit Freedom for Immigrants is devoted to abolishing immigration detention, while ending the isolation of people currently suffering in this profit-driven system. 75 Dollar Bill, using a plywood crate and guitar, make electric, richly patterned music that can shape shift from joyful dance tunes to slowly changing trance minimalism - an uncategorizable hybrid which draws on early electric blues, the modal traditions of West Africa, India and the Middle East, Sun Ra's space chords and the minimalist and No Wave histories of their hometown. New album I Was Real coming June 28 on Thin Wrist/BlackEditions Group (and tak:til/Glitterbeat Records in Europe). Nat Baldwin Double bassist, singer and songwriter

Tyler Mitchell Trio - Jules Bistro
August 21, 2019 - New York

Chicago born Tyler Mitchell studied the bass with Donald Raphael Garrett (Coltrane, Archie Shepp, Roland Kirk) and Malachi Favors (Art Ensemble of Chicago). He played with Von Freeman before moving to NY in 1984. In 1985/86 he joins Sun Ra Arkestra with which he play and tours Europe & Japan and records two albums. Part of the 'Steve Grossman Trio' with Art Taylor touring Europe in 1987 and recording. In 1988/89 he is one of the 'Art Taylor's Wailer's' also recording live at the Village Vanguard with Jacky Terrasson.

Messy Art Night for Teens - Northern Onondaga Public Library (NOPL) North Syracuse Branch
August 21, 2019 - North Syracuse

Are you afraid to get messy? Don't be! Wear something you can get dirty, and stop in to get creative with different supplies every month.

Jazz Vocal Mania Series - Birdland Jazz Club
August 21, 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, June 19th at The Birdland Theater. The featured vocalist includes Nicole Henry along with surprise guests. They're supported by pianist John DiMartino, bassist Yoshi Waki, and drummer Vince Cherico.

The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra: Directed by Scotty Barnhart - Birdland Jazz Club
August 21, 2019 - New York

In the history of Jazz music, there is only one bandleader that has the distinction of having his orchestra still performing sold-out concerts all over the world, with members personally chosen by him, for over 30 years after his passing. Pianist and bandleader William James "Count" Basie was and still is an American institution that personifies the grandeur and excellence of Jazz. The Count Basie Orchestra, today directed by Scotty Barnhart, has won every respected jazz poll in the world at least once, won 18 Grammy Awards, performed for Kings, Queens, and other world Royalty, appeared in several movies, television shows, at every major jazz festival and major concert hall in the world. The latest honors are the 2018 Downbeat Readers Poll Award as the #1 Jazz Orchestra in the world, and a Grammy Nomination for their 2018 acclaimed recording, All About That Basie, which features special guests Stevie Wonder, Jon Faddis, Take 6, and Kurt Elling among others. It follows their critically acclaimed release in 2015 of A Very Swingin' Basie Christmas!, the very first holiday album in the 80-year history of the orchestra. Released on Concord Music, it went to #1 on the Jazz charts and sol... (read more)

The Ladybugs - Birdland Jazz Club
August 21, 2019 - New York

The Birdland Theater is Proud to Welcome Back The Ladybugs! The Ladybugs' music features the dreamy, dulcet tones of voices and trombones. Lead by Martina DaSilva, their unique instrumentation of two lead singers (both doubling in percussion & ukulele), two trombone players, guitar, and bass allows for a lush sound that uplifts and attracts all audiences. The Ladybugs' repertoire includes favorites from the 1920s, '30s, and '40s, infused with country, blues, Latin, and classical music. The band has received high praise for recent performances at the Kennedy Center, Jazz At Lincoln Center, the NY Hot Jazz Festival, the NYC Winter Jazzfest, and the Catskill Jazz Factory. With an uplifting sound that attracts all audiences, The Ladybugs effortlessly keep listeners smiling and moving.

Tom Dempsey/Tim Ferguson Quartet - Smalls
August 21, 2019 - New York

Guitarist Tom Dempsey’s reputation in the New York jazz scene for hard swinging sophistication and pure musicality have made him a distinct voice in the New York Jazz Tim Ferguson has been providing the foundation for Jazz groups in the New York City area for many years and has performed throughout the U.S.

Lou Apollon Trio, Alief Hamdan Group, Grettch, Jason Abraham and the Message - The Bowery Electric
August 22, 2019 - New York

LOU APOLLON TRIO Brooklyn-based jazz-folk artist Louis Apollon has a writing style that is heavily influenced by Jazz and World music. He creates a space where people can let go of their differences, feel uplifted and safe through the powers of music. Along with his trio, he delivers an exciting mix of cultures, energy, and an infectious positivity to live performances.

The Sweetest Taboo hosted by Bridget Barkan - Duane Park
August 22, 2019 - New York

Takes over the stage to swirl and sing together we our cast of burlesque and variety performers Bridget Barkan is a native New Yorker who has been working since birth. Barkan has been inspired by the music of artists ranging from Joni Mitchell to Erykah Badu. As a singer, Barkan has toured the world with pop/glam band the Scissor Sisters, opening for Lady Gaga, sung with Lily Allen, and recorded with legendary house DJ and producer Todd Terry in addition to releasing her own albums and singles. Starting out as a child actress, Barkan HBO's Everyday People, Sherrybaby with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Brian De Palma's controversial Redacted, God's Pocket, alongside Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Barkan had a guest role in Steven Soderbergh's TV show The Knick, and a recurring role as the one-legged hooker on Law & Order: SVU. Most recently, she was the voice of Misty Holloway in The Get Down as well as other featured singing moments and appeared in Blue Bloods, Blindspot and in the upcoming Scorsese film The Irishman. she is also a vocal chameleon seamlessly riffing her way through jazz, soul, R&B, folk, electronic and traditional musical theatre songs. Some have said she is like the secret chil... (read more)

Eddie Palmieri - Blue Note
August 22, 2019 - New York

Known as one of the finest pianists of the past 50 years, Eddie Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger, and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. His playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, and McCoy Tyner, as well as his older brother Charlie Palmieri. Palmieri's parents emigrated from Ponce, Puerto Rico to New York City in 1926. Born in Spanish Harlem and raised in the Bronx, Palmieri learned to play the piano at an early age, and at 13, he joined his uncle's orchestra, playing timbales. Palmieri's professional career as a pianist took off with various bands in the early 1950s, including Eddie Forrester's, Johnny Segui's, and the popular Tito Rodriguez Orchestra. In 1961, Palmieri formed his own band, La Perfecta, which featured an unconventional front line of trombones rather than the trumpets customary in Latin orchestras. This created an innovative sound that mixed American jazz into Afro-Caribbean rhythms, surprising critics and fans alike. Palmieri disbanded La Perfecta in 1968 to pursue different musical endeavors, though he would return to the band's music in the 2000s. Recogn... (read more)

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Anthology
August 22, 2019 - Rochester

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Rob Duguary's Songevity - Fat Cat
August 22, 2019 - New York

Rob Duguary's Songevity

Christopher McBride and the Whole Proof - Fat Cat
August 22, 2019 - New York

Christopher McBride and the Whole Proof

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Anthologyny
August 22, 2019 - Rochester

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Brandon Ross' 'Breath of Air - LunÀtico
August 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

LunÀtico warmly welcomes Brandon Ross' "Breath of Air" Brandon Ross - electric guitar Charlie Burnham - violin Warren Benbow - drums As a performing and recording artist, guitarist and composer Brandon Ross has worked and collaborated with several innovative voices in modern music such as Henry Threadgill, Wadada Leo Smith, Cassandra Wilson, Jewel, Tony Williams, Lizz Wright, Arto Lindsay, The Lounge Lizards, Leroy Jenkins, Oliver Lake, Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris, Bill Frisell, Me'Shell N'degeocello, Arrested Development, Archie Shepp, Muhal Richard Abrams, Don Byron, Ron Miles and many others.

Andrew Cyrille Quartet - Village Vanguard
August 22, 2019 - New York

Bill Frisell (guitar) David Virelles (piano) Ben Street (bass) Andrew Cyrille (drums) ["The Declaration of Musical Independence" is a] portentous title for an unselfconsciously inquisitive, selflessly collective quartet nominally led by the great drummer Andrew Cyrille, an elderly master of unpredictable yet flowing free-jazz momentum, steered by the kind of patience that drummers aren't always famous for. It all swings without a regular swing, sounding fluently melodic, though much of it is cell-like and episodic. — The Guardian

Andrew Cyrille Quartet - Village Vanguard
August 22, 2019 - New York

Bill Frisell (guitar) David Virelles (piano) Ben Street (bass) Andrew Cyrille (drums) ["The Declaration of Musical Independence" is a] portentous title for an unselfconsciously inquisitive, selflessly collective quartet nominally led by the great drummer Andrew Cyrille, an elderly master of unpredictable yet flowing free-jazz momentum, steered by the kind of patience that drummers aren't always famous for. It all swings without a regular swing, sounding fluently melodic, though much of it is cell-like and episodic. — The Guardian

Planetary People - The Groove
August 22, 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.

Ray Blue & Kirk Lightsey - The Falcon
August 22, 2019 - Marlboro

Ray Blue has a majestic presence…when playing, his sense of purpose is obvious… It's one thing to be a good composer, it's another to be a great performer. Ray Blue's got the whole package." - Jean Szlamowicz/Jazz Hot/DownBeat New York bred saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator, Ray Blue, performs internationally, and has shared the stage with Eddie Henderson, Wycliff Gordon, Bernard Purdie, The Sun Ra Arkestra, Cotton Club All Stars and many others. He was also a cast member of the "Ray Charles Show" which toured in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy 2008 to 2010. His festival performances as a leader and featured artist have been worldwide. Ray is a 2013 "Blues Hall of Fame" inductee, as a Master Blues and Jazz Artist. His recordings include his first CD as a leader, Always with a Purpose (2001), Ray Blue Live at Liars Theater (2004 & 2005), 'Transvision' and Berries & Blues (2010).

Yuval Amihai - Jules Bistro
August 22, 2019 - New York

Born and raised in the south of Israel, jazz guitarist and composer Yuval Amihai started playing professionally at the age of 16. By 20, he was leading several jazz bands, performing in venues throughout the country and collaborating with his native city of Beer Sheva's string quartet for a series of chamber music concerts featuring his compositions. In 2005 Yuval moved to Paris, France and quickly made his way into the city's jazz scene. After attending the Paris Conservatory for two years, he formed his quintet, the Yuval Amihai Ensemble. The band won multiple awards including the 1st Prize at the 2009 La Defense National Jazz Competition (Grand Prix), where Yuval had also won the 1st Prize in the composition category, 1st Prize in the Saint-Germain Jazz competition and the 3rd prize in Hoeilaart international jazz competition in Belgium. Yuval also won the City of Paris' "young talent grant" for two consecutive years. During the following years he toured extensively with his quintet throughout France and Europe and recorded his first album as a leader, named after his band, YUVAL AMIHAI ENSEMBLE. Released in 2012, the album was acclaimed by critics and earned Yuval a full supp... (read more)

Young Writers - Northern Onondaga Public Library (NOPL) North Syracuse Branch
August 22, 2019 - Cicero

Teen writers are in demand! Join this group to talk about and share writing, work with concepts, support each other and generate ideas! Grades 6 to 12 welcome. Snacks provided.

Teen Trading Card Games with TCG Player - Northern Onondaga Public Library (NOPL) North Syracuse Branch
August 22, 2019 - Cicero

Teens in grades 7 to 12 who want to play trading card game such as Pokemon, YuGiOh and Magic can enjoy this program set up in collaboration with Syracuse-based company TCGPlayer. There will be some premade decks, or participants can bring their own creations. Pizza & soda will be provided.

Teen Dungeons & Dragons - Northern Onondaga Public Library (NOPL) North Syracuse Branch
August 22, 2019 - Cicero

Teens, have you heard about Dungeons & Dragons and want to see what it is all about? Or are you a grizzled veteran looking for a group? Come join us and play Dungeons & Dragons with our experienced teen Dungeon Master. We welcome ages 11-18 and please bring the following items: A full Character, players handbook (Volo's and or Xanathar's Guides can be used) a dice set!

La Vie en Rose: An Elegant & Tasteful Blend of American Jazz, French Chanson & Pop Music. Feat. Violette - Club Bonafide
August 22, 2019 - New York

Jazz-influenced French indie singer/songwriter Violette comes to Club Bonafide in New York City. Born in Paris and raised in a small village on an island off the French Atlantic Coast, and now making her home in Brooklyn, Violette has clearly been influenced by such French luminaries as Jacques Brel and Edith Piaf, but Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson have also had a hand in the development of her sophisticated pop sound. Her most recent album, 2014's Falling Strong, showcases a collection of originals that, although rooted in jazz, reflect the young artist's eclectic range of influences from pop to rock and R&B. Upbeat and sassy, sensual and intimate, her soulful voice immerses you in emotion.

Diego Figueiredo At Birdland Theater - Birdland Theater
August 22, 2019 - New York

Ken Peplowski and Diego Figueiredo

Denise Reis - Birdland Jazz Club
August 22, 2019 - New York

Denise Reis is the acclaimed Brazilian singer, songwriter, and guitarist who received a standing ovation by His Holiness the Dalai Lama! She is the "complete artist", using her talent to promote Brazilian music throughout the world. With an impeccably tuned and colorful voice, Denise covers a broad range of styles, from Popular Brazilian Music (MPB) to World Music and Jazz.

Soundtrip - Fusion - Shrine
August 22, 2019 - New York

Sound Trip infuses the mixture of different styles of music including funk, jazz, fusion, Latin and Soul. Encompassed with a foundation of blues the sultry songs with vocals will resonate in the soul of everyone who hears it. The musicians are all seasoned and proficient in there instruments. Playing for many years each of us has played the Shrine Venue dozens of times and also has played Silvana's. A musical experience and a trip through many sounds is what's expected.

Ken Peplowski and Diego Figueiredo - Birdland Jazz Club
August 22, 2019 - New York

Ken Peplowski has recorded approximately 50 CDs as a soloist, and close to 400 as a sideman – some of the artists he's performed/recorded with include Charlie Byrd, Mel Torme, Rosemary Clooney, Erich Kunzel, and the Cincinnati Pops, Hank Jones, Peggy Lee, Bill Charlap, Woody Allen, Benny Goodman, and Madonna. He travels at least half of every year, playing clubs, concert halls, colleges, and pops concerts. He has headlined the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, the Blue Note, and Dizzy's Club amongst many other venues. Ken's CDs on the Capri label, "Noir Blue", "In Search Of", and "Maybe September" was released to great critical acclaim and massive airplay. He has recorded music as diverse as Italian and French folk songs, avant-garde jazz, pop, and classical music; he recorded the Darius Milhaud Clarinet Concerto with an orchestra in Sofia, Bulgaria, and was a featured soloist (playing Mozart) in 2015 at the Siletz Bay Music Festival in Oregon, where he will be premiering a new concerto in 2016, written for him by Dick Hyman. Ken was the musical director of the Oregon Festival Of American Music (OFAM) for eight years and is a longtime performer/consultant to The Jazz Cruise, where he ... (read more)

The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra: Directed by Scotty Barnhart - Birdland Jazz Club
August 22, 2019 - New York

In the history of Jazz music, there is only one bandleader that has the distinction of having his orchestra still performing sold-out concerts all over the world, with members personally chosen by him, for over 30 years after his passing. Pianist and bandleader William James "Count" Basie was and still is an American institution that personifies the grandeur and excellence of Jazz. The Count Basie Orchestra, today directed by Scotty Barnhart, has won every respected jazz poll in the world at least once, won 18 Grammy Awards, performed for Kings, Queens, and other world Royalty, appeared in several movies, television shows, at every major jazz festival and major concert hall in the world. The latest honors are the 2018 Downbeat Readers Poll Award as the #1 Jazz Orchestra in the world, and a Grammy Nomination for their 2018 acclaimed recording, All About That Basie, which features special guests Stevie Wonder, Jon Faddis, Take 6, and Kurt Elling among others. It follows their critically acclaimed release in 2015 of A Very Swingin' Basie Christmas!, the very first holiday album in the 80-year history of the orchestra. Released on Concord Music, it went to #1 on the Jazz charts and sol... (read more)

The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra: Directed by Scotty Barnhart Birdland Jazz Club - Birdland Jazz Club
August 22, 2019 - New York

In the history of Jazz music, there is only one bandleader that has the distinction of having his orchestra still performing sold out concerts all over the world, with members personally chosen by him, for over 30 years after his passing. Pianist and bandleader William James "Count" Basie was and still is an American institution that personifies the grandeur and excellence of Jazz. The Count Basie Orchestra, today directed by Scotty Barnhart, has won every respected jazz poll in the world at least once, won 18 Grammy Awards, performed for Kings, Queens, and other world Royalty, appeared in several movies, television shows, at every major jazz festival and major concert hall in the world. The latest honors are the 2018 Downbeat Readers Poll Award as the #1 Jazz Orchestra in the world, and a Grammy Nomination for their 2018 acclaimed recording, All About That Basie, which features special guests Stevie Wonder, Jon Faddis, Take 6, and Kurt Elling among others. It follows their critically acclaimed release in 2015 of A Very Swingin' Basie Christmas!, the very first holiday album in the 80 year history of the orchestra. Released on Concord Music, it went to #1 on the Jazz charts and sol... (read more)

Ben Allison & Think Free - Smalls
August 22, 2019 - New York

benallison.com Bassist/composer Ben Allison is one of a few band leaders working in jazz today who has developed his own instantly identifiable sound.

Bill Goodwin Trio - Smalls
August 22, 2019 - New York

An almost completely self-taught drummer, Bill attributes his early interest in the drums to Shelly Manne's playing on the movie soundtrack of The Man with the Golden Arm.

Strings Under the Stars - Pelham Bay Park
August 22, 2019 - Bronx

Bronx Arts Ensemble’s string quartet presents a program of music by all Francophone composers. Centering around Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major, the program will also feature the guitar music of Haitian composer Frantz Casséus and the string music of Germaine Tailleferre, member of the infamous French composers’ collective Les Six.

Demir Demirkan 'Elysium in Ashes' Album Release Concert - DROM
August 23, 2019 - New York

Demir Demirkan, a 25+ year veteran singer-songwriter/guitarist, keeps bringing out songs rooted in real lives and emotions of real people. While building his career from ground up in Istanbul, he recorded and performed with Turkish musicians and bands mainly as a member of the Turkish Heavy Metal band The Pentagram a.k.a. Mezarkabul. Internationally, he recorded and performed with world-renowned names like Mike Stern, Al Di Meola, Dave Weckl, Trilok Gurtu, Omar Hakim and Phil Galdston to name a few.

Shana Dawn - Williamsburg Music Center
August 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Set: In a celebration of music, Shana Dawn performs jazz standards, R&B covers and original songs with a live band. She will be performing with special guests saxophonist Sly Scott, drummer Kazi McCoy, bassist Jonathan Toscano and pianist Glafkos Kontemeniotis.

Gerry Eastman & Friends: Jam session - Williamsburg Music Center
August 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

In addition to performing with his band and welcoming all kinds of artists in his club week after week, WMC owner & founder Gerry Eastman is active on the New York music scene as a guitarist, bassist, composer, conductor, and bandleader. He is one of the few people still around who have toured the world with jazz icons such as Count Basie, Sarah Vaughan, and Etta Jones.

Eddie Palmieri - Blue Note
August 23, 2019 - New York

Known as one of the finest pianists of the past 50 years, Eddie Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger, and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. His playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, and McCoy Tyner, as well as his older brother Charlie Palmieri. Palmieri's parents emigrated from Ponce, Puerto Rico to New York City in 1926. Born in Spanish Harlem and raised in the Bronx, Palmieri learned to play the piano at an early age, and at 13, he joined his uncle's orchestra, playing timbales. Palmieri's professional career as a pianist took off with various bands in the early 1950s, including Eddie Forrester's, Johnny Segui's, and the popular Tito Rodriguez Orchestra. In 1961, Palmieri formed his own band, La Perfecta, which featured an unconventional front line of trombones rather than the trumpets customary in Latin orchestras. This created an innovative sound that mixed American jazz into Afro-Caribbean rhythms, surprising critics and fans alike. Palmieri disbanded La Perfecta in 1968 to pursue different musical endeavors, though he would return to the band's music in the 2000s. Recogn... (read more)

An Evening With Moon Hooch - Rough Trade NYC
August 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

An Evening With Moon Hooch

Harlem Jazz Series - Darius Jones - Greater Calvary Baptist Church
August 23, 2019 - New York

Darius Jones is an extraordinarily gifted alto saxophonist and composer. He comes from a diverse musical background, which led to his unique and soulful approach to music. His repertoire includes compositions and performances in electro-acoustic music, chamber ensembles; contemporary and avant-garde jazz groups, modern dance performances, and multi-media events. Darius has collaborated with other artists including Gerald Cleaver's Black Host, Oliver Lake Big Band, William Parker's Essence of Ellington, Eric Revis Quartet, Trevor Dunn's Proof Readers, Nasheet Waits "Equality" Quartet, Bill McHenry, Elliott Sharp, James Carter, Jason Moran, Andrew Cyrille, Ryan Sawyer, Angelica Sanchez, Yo La Tengo, Beans, Brandford Marsalis, Chad Taylor, Sean Conly, Alex Harding, Sun Ra Arkestra, Shazhad Ismaily, Aruan Ortiz, Fay Victor, and many more. Darius' 2012 release, Book of Mæ'bul (Another Kind of Sunrise) was listed among NPR's Best Top 10 Jazz Albums of that year. 1st set: 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm (15-min break) 2nd set: 7:00 - 7:45 pm House doors open at 6:30 pmDarius Jones is an extraordinarily gifted alto saxophonist and composer. He joined the New York music community in 2005. Artist... (read more)

Mimi Jones Group - Fat Cat
August 23, 2019 - New York

Mimi Jones Group

Piano Jazz Series: Rachel Z Trio - Zinc
August 23, 2019 - New York

The stunning Rachel Z and her piano trio has audiences captivated from the moment they hit their seats. With recording and performing credits including Peter Gabriel, Al DiMeola, Wayne Shorter, Steps Ahead, and Stanley Clarke, Rachel's magnificent and exquisite song poems are beautiful and demanding. Manhattan-born and raised Rachel Nicolazzo (aka Rachel Z) had music practically ingrained in her genetic code. Groomed to follow in her mother's operatic footsteps, she began voice lessons at two, started classical piano lessons at seven and attended the opera by age nine. "Then I heard Miles Smiles."

Mike Fahie & John Mcneil - The Brooklyn Firefly
August 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

Mike Fahie is a jazz trombonist, composer and educator living in Brooklyn. His current projects include a collaboration with legendary trumpet player John McNeil (represented on the Destiny Records release, Plainsong), the Mike Fahie Jazz Orchestra, and the Mike Fahie Quintet (heard on Mike's debut album, Anima, released on the Brooklyn Jazz Underground label). He is also an in-demand sideman in New York City, playing with many highly recognized groups. He is the lead trombonist of Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, a three-time Grammy nominated ensemble. He is the principal trombonist of the Gramercy Brass Orchestra of New York, and a member of the Gramercy Brass Quintet. He is also a regular member of the Pedro Giraudo Jazz Orchestra, the Gregorio Uribe Big Band, and the Dan Pugach Nonet.

Kendall Street Company 2-Night Pass - The Mercury Lounge
August 23, 2019 - New Yor

Age Limit: 21 and Over Kendall Street Company is a six-piece rock band based out of Charlottesville, Virginia. Known for their immensely energetic and unpredictable live performances, the band's musical style incorporates elements of jam, folk, jazz, ska, funk, and psychedelic rock. Fusing genres, they embrace mind-altering riffs as well as soulful and jazzy wit, while remaining true to their folksy songwriting roots.

Andrew Cyrille Quartet - Village Vanguard
August 23, 2019 - New York

Bill Frisell (guitar) David Virelles (piano) Ben Street (bass) Andrew Cyrille (drums) ["The Declaration of Musical Independence" is a] portentous title for an unselfconsciously inquisitive, selflessly collective quartet nominally led by the great drummer Andrew Cyrille, an elderly master of unpredictable yet flowing free-jazz momentum, steered by the kind of patience that drummers aren't always famous for. It all swings without a regular swing, sounding fluently melodic, though much of it is cell-like and episodic. — The Guardian

Andrew Cyrille Quartet - Village Vanguard
August 23, 2019 - New York

Bill Frisell (guitar) David Virelles (piano) Ben Street (bass) Andrew Cyrille (drums) ["The Declaration of Musical Independence" is a] portentous title for an unselfconsciously inquisitive, selflessly collective quartet nominally led by the great drummer Andrew Cyrille, an elderly master of unpredictable yet flowing free-jazz momentum, steered by the kind of patience that drummers aren't always famous for. It all swings without a regular swing, sounding fluently melodic, though much of it is cell-like and episodic. — The Guardian

Northwest Jazz Festival featuring Roberta Gambarini - Main Stage
August 23, 2019 - New York

Two-time Grammy nominated singer Roberta Gambarini performs Friday evening at the Northwest Jazz Festival Main Stage. Born and raised in Turin, Italy, to music loving parents (who had actually first met at a jazz concert), two-times Grammy nominated singer Roberta Gambarini grew up constantly listening to her father's record collection.

Carlos Dias - 'The Living Room' - Symphony Space
August 23, 2019 - New York

The Brazilian-born, Manhattan-based singer, musician and actor, Carlos Dias has led a remarkably eclectic international career. He has appeared in many of Brazil's highest-rated novelas (soap operas) and musical productions imported from Broadway; sung pop-jazz at top New York venues; worked as an acrobatic dancer; and recorded several CDs of dance music and American standards. In his performance "The living room", Carlos Dias as a soloist, travels through his Brazilian roots from the Capoeira and Bossa Nova to Jazz. Playing his Berimbau, the pandeiro and the guitar, he talks about his music influences. Come to be part of his living room!

Kate Bollinger with Harry Teardrop + Caroline Schuck - Baby's All Right
August 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

Ages 18+ Kate Bollinger with Harry Teardrop + Caroline Schuck

Fred Thomas Late-Night Funk-N-Soul Dance Party - Freddy's Bar
August 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

James Brown's bassist for 33 years, Fred tears into mixs of JB hits, blues & Soul classics. Fred PLAYED ON HITS SUCH AS "HOT PANTS", "PAPA DON'T TAKE NO MESS" AND "MAKE IT FUNKY (PART 1)," ALONG WITH JB INSTRUMENTALS LIKE "PASS THE PEAS", "GIVE ME SOME MORE."

Danilo Pérez Global Messengers - Jazz Standard
August 23, 2019 - New York

Danilo Pérez Global Messengers

Jeremy & The Harlequins - Union Pool
August 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over Jeremy & The Harlequins n today's musical landscape inundated by cheap hooks and overproduced studio tricks, Jeremy & The Harlequins are here to keep the fire and spirit of rock'n'roll alive. That's something the New York five-piece have been doing since forming just a few short years ago, both with their debut album American Dreamer (2015) and its follow-up Into The Night (2016). They're continuing this approach with their third album in three years, entitled Remember This, which they started writing at home in New York, immediately after the recording of Into The Night. Kendra Morris Kendra Morris recalls singers who straddled soul and rock during the early '70s, such as Ruth Copeland and Chaka Khan, while her contemporaries include the likes of Mayer Hawthorne, Alice Russell, and Leela James. Morris's musical taste was developed through her parents' record collection, a library heavy on late-60s and early-70s soul and funk. During her childhood Morris's main companion was her karaoke machine, which she also used for the sake of recording.

Syracuse Baseball Club Tryouts - Syracuse Baseball Club
August 23, 2019 - Syracuse

Teams will be made and announced by Monday (8/26). Players will be notified by email in regards to the status of their tryout. Due to the number of players, players may only attend one tryout date.

Kendall Street Company - Mercury Lounge
August 23, 2019 - New York

Kendall Street Company is a six-piece rock band based out of Charlottesville, Virginia. Known for their immensely energetic and unpredictable live performances, the band's musical style incorporates elements of jam, folk, jazz, ska, funk, and psychedelic rock. Fusing genres, they embrace mind-altering riffs as well as soulful and jazzy wit, while remaining true to their folksy songwriting roots. The Company evokes an ever-changing kaleidoscope of sound, spinning out an organic repertoire entirely their own. The band maintains a central presence on the East Coast having performed over 100 shows in the past calendar year at venues from Florida to New York City. This includes dates at Lockn' Music Festival (next to Umphrey's Mcgee), FloydFest (Floyd, VA), Rooster Walk (Martinsville, VA), Shadefest (Avenue, MD), and many more. Recently, KSC has played with Moon Taxi, Dark Star Orchestra, and Leftover Salmon. Their set at Lockn was described by Relix Magazine as "raising the crowd's energy with frontman Louis Smith and guitarist Ben Laderberg's acoustic/electric interplay and lively, technical breakdowns".

Marshall Tucker Band - Sony Hall
August 23, 2019 - New York

Can't You See? The Marshall Tucker Band are once again hitting the road! The incredible American country southern rock band, which blends multiple genres including; rock, rhythm, blues, jazz, country and gospel - didn't expect how fair their collective talents would get them, and over 40 years later the band are showing no sign of slowing down. Continuing to perform between 150-200 shows per year, the band know how to keep their fans entertained.

Brent Birckhead - The Uptown Alchemist - Ginny's Supper Club
August 23, 2019 - New York

All Ages Birckhead is the full-length debut album that takes its name from Downbeat Award-winning saxophonist, educator, and Baltimore native Brent Birckhead. Birckhead's boundless musical aesthetic and respect for craft combine on an album that cements his trajectory as a rising leader in a storied lineage of maverick woodwind artists. An introduction to the man and his music, the eponymous release is named to reflect Birkhead's desire for his first formal offering to serve as a bold statement of purpose punctuated by his preferred mononym and comprised of deeply personal compositions. With it, he enforces a profound sense of duty to propagate a rich musical legacy and catalyzes a reclamation of personal identity through calculated efforts to redefine his family's given surname. First employed as a utilitarian mechanism to specify colonial ownership of his enslaved ancestors, the word Birckhead becomes a benchmark for dynamism that surpasses the conventions of subjugation and challenges standards of popular music by the advent of the album of the same name.

Gatsby in Paris French Chansons & Jazz Standards from the 20s to the 40s Feat.Chloé Perrier & the French Heart Band - Club Bonafide
August 23, 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.

Diego Figueiredo, Ken Peplowski At Birdland Theater - Birdland Theater
August 23, 2019 - New York

Ken Peplowski and Diego Figueiredo

Shawn Mendes - Barclays Center
August 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

EVENT INFORMATION By overwhelming demand, Shawn Mendes has added a second show in Brooklyn on Friday, August 23! Shawn will be performing in Brooklyn on August 23 & 24. Special guest for both shows is Alessia Cara.* *Support act is subject to change.

The Birdland Big Band - Birdland Jazz Club
August 23, 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!"

Ken Peplowski and Diego Figueiredo - Birdland Jazz Club
August 23, 2019 - New York

Ken Peplowski has recorded approximately 50 CDs as a soloist, and close to 400 as a sideman – some of the artists he's performed/recorded with include Charlie Byrd, Mel Torme, Rosemary Clooney, Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops, Hank Jones, Peggy Lee, Bill Charlap, Woody Allen, Benny Goodman, and Madonna. He travels at least half of every year, playing clubs, concert halls, colleges, and pops concerts. He has headlined the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, the Blue Note, and Dizzy's Club amongst many other venues. Ken's CDs on the Capri label, "Noir Blue", "In Search Of", and "Maybe September" were released to great critical acclaim and massive airplay. He has recorded music as diverse as Italian and French folk songs, avant-garde jazz, pop, and classical music; he recorded the Darius Milhaud Clarinet Concerto with an orchestra in Sofia, Bulgaria, and was a featured soloist (playing Mozart) in 2015 at the Siletz Bay Music Festival in Oregon, where he will be premiering a new concerto in 2016, written for him by Dick Hyman. Ken was the musical director of the Oregon Festival Of American Music (OFAM) for eight years, and is a longtime performer/consultant to The Jazz Cruise, where he... (read more)

Jed Levy Quartet - Smalls
August 23, 2019 - New York

Saxophonist Jed Levy has been a mainstay on the New York jazz scene for over 20 years.

Jed Levy Quartet - Smalls
August 24, 2019 - New York

Saxophonist Jed Levy has been a mainstay on the New York jazz scene for over 20 years.

Eric Wyatt After-Hours - Smalls
August 24, 2019 - New York

Eric Wyatt is one of the very few Jazz Musicians that was born an raised in New york.

AFRO_SOCA - Esplanade Plaza
August 24, 2019 - New York

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Hernan Cattaneo - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
August 24, 2019 - New York

In the recent explosion of talent and DJs that the music industry has witnessed in the past few years, there are very few who can show the long-spanning career Hernan Cattaneo has cultivated throughout his over three decade span as an underground artist. More than a performer, he has been a leader, taking the Argentinian house movement from a local collective to international prominence, and along with it exposing the world to some of the most now critically acclaimed sounds in progressive, house, and techno. His own imprint, Sudbeat, has released groundbreaking work from the biggest names in the business, from Danny Howells to Guy J, Nick Warren to Henry Saiz, as well as supported and launched careers for some of the world's newest groundbreaking acts such as Guy Mantzur, Marc Poppcke, and many others.

Blues BBQ Festival - Pier 97 at Hudson River Park Greenway
August 24, 2019 - New York

Hudson River Park's beloved Blues BBQ Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this season! Join the party to close out your summer with a fantastic lineup of artists from across the United States. Enjoy barbecue from local New York City favorites, and sip on beverages while you listen to one of our most exciting lineups ever!

Jazz in the Vines: Alex Bugnon & Marc Antoine - Jamesport Vineyards
August 24, 2019 - Jamesport

In between the grape vines that produce award-winning wines, and you will be treated to the sounds of award-winning jazz while enjoying the hospitality, food and drink of Jamesport Vineyards. Doors are at 6 PM; the show is at 7 PM. NOTE: Entire event takes place under tents; guests are protected from the elements. New York Wine Events is proud to present Soul Train Music award-winning pianist Alex Bugnon, with special guest Marc Antoine at the spectacular Jamesport Vineyards on the North Fork of Long Island. FOOD & WINE Attendees will be able to order small artisanal food plates and delicious locally sourced cheese boards pre-show. WINE Jazz in the Vines attendees can order wines by-the-glass from the award-winning selections from the master winemakers at Jamesport Vineyards.

American Whiskies at The Flatiron Room - The Flatiron Room
August 24, 2019 - New York

American Whiskey goes well beyond the most notable Bourbon and Rye. In this class we will do a tasting journey across America where we will sample Bourbon, Rye, Single Malt, Corn, Wheat Whiskey and others. You'll have a new appreciation of how diverse American Whiskey can be.

Lucia Jackson - Lewiston Jazz Festival
August 24, 2019 - Lewiston

A graduate of the Alvin Ailey School of Dance, dancer and jazz singer Lucia Jackson has created her own hybrid of modern dance and jazz vocalizing, a successful combination that melds the forward-looking motion of modern dance with the proud traditions and the endless possibilities of jazz singing into a unique art form—one's that exciting and unquestionably transcendent.

Aimee Allen - Lewiston Jazz Festival
August 24, 2019 - Lewiston

A fully fledged composer, lyricist and vocalist, her ideas are filled with depth and meaning and her lyrics profoundly unique."– Constance Tucker, All About Vocals "A brilliant singer and even more thoughtful lyricist" – H. Allen Williams, Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, vocalist Aimée Allen's intimate connection with music began as a child. Her childhood was scored with classic jazz because her mother kept selections from the tradition on the family turntable.

Mike Jones - Lewiston Jazz Festival
August 24, 2019 - Lewiston

Specifically, Mike Jones performs music from what's become known as the Great American Songbook for more people each year than any jazz pianist in the world. Really. This is because, as music director for the enduringly popular Penn & Teller Show in Las Vegas and other venues across the globe, he plays these classic standards in the "warm-up" hour – and during and between the onstage magic – for the millions of visitors who attend the show.

Eric Comstock with Sean Smith (Bass) & special guest Barbara Fasano (Voice) - Birdland Jazz Club
August 24, 2019 - New York

ERIC COMSTOCK & SEAN SMITH with special guest BARBARA FASANO "Smart, suave & utterly delightful … an ingenious musical wit … a dispenser of cabaret caviar." – The New York Times "Erudite … Expert musicianship & joie de vivre in equal measure." – The New Yorker Hailed as "the truest heir to Bobby Short" in The New York Times, pianist/singer Eric Comstock returns to Birdland with star bassist/composer Sean Smith with songs by everyone from George Gershwin to George Harrison. These two masters met on the Off-Broadway hit OUR SINATRA (which Eric co-wrote) and have since worked separately and together around the world. Vocalist Barbara Fasano joins them at Birdland for a swinging Saturday supper where the music and stories are equally great.

Ken Peplowski and Diego Figueiredo Birdland Theater - Birdland Jazz Club
August 24, 2019 - New York

Ken Peplowski has recorded approximately 50 CDs as a soloist, and close to 400 as a sideman – some of the artists he's performed/recorded with include Charlie Byrd, Mel Torme, Rosemary Clooney, Erich Kunzel, and the Cincinnati Pops, Hank Jones, Peggy Lee, Bill Charlap, Woody Allen, Benny Goodman, and Madonna. He travels at least half of every year, playing clubs, concert halls, colleges, and pops concerts. He has headlined the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, the Blue Note, and Dizzy's Club amongst many other venues. Ken's CDs on the Capri label, "Noir Blue", "In Search Of", and "Maybe September" was released to great critical acclaim and massive airplay. He has recorded music as diverse as Italian and French folk songs, avant-garde jazz, pop, and classical music; he recorded the Darius Milhaud Clarinet Concerto with an orchestra in Sofia, Bulgaria, and was a featured soloist (playing Mozart) in 2015 at the Siletz Bay Music Festival in Oregon, where he will be premiering a new concerto in 2016, written for him by Dick Hyman. Ken was the musical director of the Oregon Festival Of American Music (OFAM) for eight years and is a longtime performer/consultant to The Jazz Cruise, where he ... (read more)

Ken Peplowski and Diego Figueiredo Birdland Theater - Birdland Jazz Club
August 24, 2019 - New York

Ken Peplowski has recorded approximately 50 CDs as a soloist, and close to 400 as a sideman – some of the artists he's performed/recorded with include Charlie Byrd, Mel Torme, Rosemary Clooney, Erich Kunzel, and the Cincinnati Pops, Hank Jones, Peggy Lee, Bill Charlap, Woody Allen, Benny Goodman, and Madonna. He travels at least half of every year, playing clubs, concert halls, colleges, and pops concerts. He has headlined the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, the Blue Note, and Dizzy's Club amongst many other venues. Ken's CDs on the Capri label, "Noir Blue", "In Search Of", and "Maybe September" was released to great critical acclaim and massive airplay. He has recorded music as diverse as Italian and French folk songs, avant-garde jazz, pop, and classical music; he recorded the Darius Milhaud Clarinet Concerto with an orchestra in Sofia, Bulgaria, and was a featured soloist (playing Mozart) in 2015 at the Siletz Bay Music Festival in Oregon, where he will be premiering a new concerto in 2016, written for him by Dick Hyman. Ken was the musical director of the Oregon Festival Of American Music (OFAM) for eight years and is a longtime performer/consultant to The Jazz Cruise, where he ... (read more)

The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra: Directed by Scotty Barnhart - Birdland Jazz Club
August 24, 2019 - New York

In the history of Jazz music, there is only one bandleader that has the distinction of having his orchestra still performing sold-out concerts all over the world, with members personally chosen by him, for over 30 years after his passing. Pianist and bandleader William James "Count" Basie was and still is an American institution that personifies the grandeur and excellence of Jazz. The Count Basie Orchestra, today directed by Scotty Barnhart, has won every respected jazz poll in the world at least once, won 18 Grammy Awards, performed for Kings, Queens, and other world Royalty, appeared in several movies, television shows, at every major jazz festival and major concert hall in the world. The latest honors are the 2018 Downbeat Readers Poll Award as the #1 Jazz Orchestra in the world, and a Grammy Nomination for their 2018 acclaimed recording, All About That Basie, which features special guests Stevie Wonder, Jon Faddis, Take 6, and Kurt Elling among others. It follows their critically acclaimed release in 2015 of A Very Swingin' Basie Christmas!, the very first holiday album in the 80-year history of the orchestra. Released on Concord Music, it went to #1 on the Jazz charts and sol... (read more)

The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra: Directed by Scotty Barnhart - Birdland Jazz Club
August 24, 2019 - New York

In the history of Jazz music, there is only one bandleader that has the distinction of having his orchestra still performing sold-out concerts all over the world, with members personally chosen by him, for over 30 years after his passing. Pianist and bandleader William James "Count" Basie was and still is an American institution that personifies the grandeur and excellence of Jazz. The Count Basie Orchestra, today directed by Scotty Barnhart, has won every respected jazz poll in the world at least once, won 18 Grammy Awards, performed for Kings, Queens, and other world Royalty, appeared in several movies, television shows, at every major jazz festival and major concert hall in the world. The latest honors are the 2018 Downbeat Readers Poll Award as the #1 Jazz Orchestra in the world, and a Grammy Nomination for their 2018 acclaimed recording, All About That Basie, which features special guests Stevie Wonder, Jon Faddis, Take 6, and Kurt Elling among others. It follows their critically acclaimed release in 2015 of A Very Swingin' Basie Christmas!, the very first holiday album in the 80-year history of the orchestra. Released on Concord Music, it went to #1 on the Jazz charts and sol... (read more)

Vocalist Jeanette Berry - Williamsburg Music Center
August 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Vocalist Jeanette Berry

Tease Ohhhh Rama - Duane Park
August 24, 2019 - New York

The Only + Hottest Downtown Burlesque Show with a live band and decadent dinner Welcome to TeaseohhhRama, a bawdy taste of the Bowery of yesteryear, gussied up for a modern and sophisticated audience. Part Theater, Cabaret, Burlesque and Variety, TeaseohhhRama* will tantalize the taste buds with a delicious and elegant meal, while onstage we solicit gasps of shock, howls of laughter and jeers of excitement from you. As the chandelier dims our certified beauties take to the stage to shake what the good lord gave them, while our hosts sing for their lives against a raging band and once in a blue moon a girl may fall from the sky, a man may dance on a pole or a girl may fight to keep 27 hula-hoops afloat in mid air. Set against the backdrop of Duane Park's elegant turn of the century dining room we ask you leave your worries behind, just come and enjoy the way New York used to be; effervescent, carefree, slightly dangerous and such a Tease!

Eddie Palmieri - Blue Note
August 24, 2019 - New York

Known as one of the finest pianists of the past 50 years, Eddie Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger, and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. His playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, and McCoy Tyner, as well as his older brother Charlie Palmieri. Palmieri's parents emigrated from Ponce, Puerto Rico to New York City in 1926. Born in Spanish Harlem and raised in the Bronx, Palmieri learned to play the piano at an early age, and at 13, he joined his uncle's orchestra, playing timbales. Palmieri's professional career as a pianist took off with various bands in the early 1950s, including Eddie Forrester's, Johnny Segui's, and the popular Tito Rodriguez Orchestra. In 1961, Palmieri formed his own band, La Perfecta, which featured an unconventional front line of trombones rather than the trumpets customary in Latin orchestras. This created an innovative sound that mixed American jazz into Afro-Caribbean rhythms, surprising critics and fans alike. Palmieri disbanded La Perfecta in 1968 to pursue different musical endeavors, though he would return to the band's music in the 2000s. Recogn... (read more)

Anthony Fantano Of The Needle Drop Live - Rough Trade NYC
August 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Anthony Fantano Of The Needle Drop Live

Noah Jackson and Full Circle - Fat Cat
August 24, 2019 - New York

Noah Jackson and Full Circle

Victor Solano Septet - Shapeshifter Lab
August 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Victor Solano/ tenorsax Elias ortiz /trumpet Jason disu/ trombone Shade / alto sax flute Wesley Moore/ piano Noah Paul drums Mason o'Donnell / upright The Victor Solano Septet is a musical collective started with the purpose of pushing each other to grow as musicians. The Septet is centered around original compositions often being written to push the boundary of improvization and harmonic, as well as rhythmic, creativity. This group hopes to come away from each gig with new perspectives and valuable learning experiences. This collective ambition and enthusiasm propels them into the future, searhing for something meaningful to bring to the music world.

Binky Griptite Orchestra Binky Birthday Bash - LunÀtico
August 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Best known as the guitarist and emcee for Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Binky has been frequenting the LunÀtico bandstand of late - this time with Binky Griptite Orchestra! Binky was born and raised in Milwaukee, and lived in Minneapolis for a bit before moving to NY. He took a break from music for a couple of years, but when he was ready to jump back in, he happened to meet Gabe Roth (co-founder of Daptone Records), and did a couple of sessions for a Lee Fields album. They started doing gigs, and the rest is history. As The Dap-Kings they started playing with Sharon Jones, and things got more serious. That path led to acclaimed albums and worldwide tours, all cut short when Sharon was diagnosed with cancer, which stole her from us all in 2016. They're still officially a band, but taking a bit of a break to mourn their sister Sharon, doing a few little things here and there, instrumental gigs and studio work.

Andrew Cyrille Quartet - Village Vanguard
August 24, 2019 - New York

Bill Frisell (guitar) David Virelles (piano) Ben Street (bass) Andrew Cyrille (drums) ["The Declaration of Musical Independence" is a] portentous title for an unselfconsciously inquisitive, selflessly collective quartet nominally led by the great drummer Andrew Cyrille, an elderly master of unpredictable yet flowing free-jazz momentum, steered by the kind of patience that drummers aren't always famous for. It all swings without a regular swing, sounding fluently melodic, though much of it is cell-like and episodic. — The Guardian

Northwest Jazz Festival - Main Stage
August 24, 2019 - New York

Nearly sixty years after he moved to the United States from Kingston, Jamaica, his hometown, Grammy nominated pianist Monty Alexander is an American classic, touring the world relentlessly with various projects, delighting a global audience drawn to his vibrant personality and soulful message.

Andrew Cyrille Quartet - Village Vanguard
August 24, 2019 - New York

Bill Frisell (guitar) David Virelles (piano) Ben Street (bass) Andrew Cyrille (drums) ["The Declaration of Musical Independence" is a] portentous title for an unselfconsciously inquisitive, selflessly collective quartet nominally led by the great drummer Andrew Cyrille, an elderly master of unpredictable yet flowing free-jazz momentum, steered by the kind of patience that drummers aren't always famous for. It all swings without a regular swing, sounding fluently melodic, though much of it is cell-like and episodic. — The Guardian

FAMILY DANCE - Esplanade Plaza
August 24, 2019 - New York,

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Rhythm Revue Retro Soul Dance Party With Felix Hernandez - Le Poisson Rouge
August 24, 2019 - Ne York

Age: 21+ Rhythm Revue dance parties are New York's biggest and longest-running classic soul dances. They've filled Resorts World NYC, Roseland Ballroom, Nokia Theater, Irving Plaza, Highline Ballroom, Hammerstein Ballroom, B.B. King's, the Hornblower yachts, NJPAC, the Terrace Ballroom and other venues in the metro area since 1991.

Arthur Sadowsky & the Troubadours - Symphony Space
August 24, 2019 - New York

Arthur Sadowsky is the music director and bandleader for the relatively well known NYC jazz band Arthur Sadowsky & The Troubadours. The band has performed at some of the most well-known jazz clubs locally in the U.S. (The Iridium, The Blue Note, The 55 Bar, House of Blues, B.B. King Blues, Rockwood Music Hall, The Bitter End, The Zinc Bar, NUBLU Classic, etc) and internationally (in Canada and Europe). Here is what the critics have to say about Sadowsky's music: "Jazz fans are in for a treat when Arthur Sadowsky & The Troubadours play their very special brand of modern jazz and world music. The band is performing Arthur's original music and arrangements mixed with a very special focus on John Coltrane's and Miles Davis' compositions and his signature interpretations of all-time jazz classics. "Every member of the band is a virtuoso musician who represents the 'cream of the crop' of today's jazz scene in New York," stated Arthur Sadowsky in an email to the DownBeat Magazine. "The band focuses on Coltrane's signature interpretation of jazz classics like 'My Favorite Things', and are very careful to reproduce his famous 1961 arrangement and the way he used to play the melody, yet ma... (read more)

Live Music on Patio with 'Grace Stumberg - Liberty Hound
August 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

No Cover Charge- Enjoy our Saturday Patio Sessions on Buffalo's best patio with tall cocktails, cold beer, fresh seafood and huge burgers!

Teen Girl Scientist Monthly - Union Pool
August 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

THE MANIMALS, SHAPES IN CALGARY, THE LOVE HOWL Teen Girl Scientist Monthly is a Brooklyn-based sextet with a yen for sunny guitars, anthemic shout-a-longs and fuzzy garage pop. They've jangled, stomped and shouted all about New York City, toured to SxSW, and just released Modern Dances - an LP of sharp shout-a-longs and bright light head-bangers.

Groove Collective - Mercury Lounge
August 24, 2019 - New York

GROOVE COLLECTIVE

Charles Turner - Ginny's Supper Club
August 24, 2019 - New York

Recently the 1st place winner of the 1st Annual Duke Ellington Vocal Competition here in New York City Hosted by Mercedes Ellington, 26 year old Turner has taken the jazz scene by storm. Charles relocated to New York in 2011, and has performed in venues such as Smoke Jazz and Super Club, Birdland, Ginny's Supper Club, Smalls, and Mintons were has a residency every Wednesday with the JC Hopkins Biggish Band and every Thursday with Marc Cary and Focus Trio at Gin Fizz in Harlem.

Ted Leo and The Pharmacists - White Eagle Hall
August 24, 2019 - Jersey City

Ted Leo is one of the finest songwriters of our generation, even if it's not entirely clear what generation that is. Starting in New York Hardcore with Citizen's Arrest, making the '90s safe for power-pop and Weller-esque hair with Chisel, then singing our turbulent lives like we were smarter than we were with The Pharmacists, and most recently providing equal parts sweetness and solace with Aimee Mann as The Both, Ted never let us down.

Rhythms & Rhymes Unrestricted - Club Bonafide
August 24, 2019 - New York

We're an ecclectic jazz quintet playing Classic Original music integrating jazz with elements of latin, funk, blues and soul.

Diego Figueiredo, Ken Peplowski At Birdland Theater - Birdland Theater
August 24, 2019 - New York

Ken Peplowski and Diego Figueiredo

Louis Prima Jr. & the Witnesses - Ymca Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
August 24, 2019 - Bay Shore

Louis Prima Jr. and the Witnesses are bringing Prima music into the 21st century. Not content to sit on the legacy they so passionately protect, LPJ and the band are taking a page from his father's playbook, by wailing "Prima-Style" like it's 2014. Less concerned about reliving the past than about creating a future for it, Louis Prima Jr and the Witnesses bring new energy and a current attitude to the masses with The Wildest Show this side of the 1960's. Since their breakout performance at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (aka Jazz Fest), #TeamPrima has performed everywhere from Seattle to Palermo, from small clubs to performing arts centers, from casino showrooms to music festivals, and from Access Hollywood Live to PBS. LPJ and the Band are currently touring in support of their second Warrior Records/Universal Music Distribution (warriorrecords.com) release, BLOW – a collection of original music (save for a couple of surprises) as eclectic and unique as each member of this powerhouse band. Building off of the success of their critically acclaimed debut CD Return of the Wildest!, the band has brought together many years of diverse musical tastes into their second offer... (read more)

Shawn Mendes - Barclays Center
August 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

EVENT INFORMATION By overwhelming demand, Shawn Mendes has added a second show in Brooklyn on Friday, August 23! Shawn will be performing in Brooklyn on August 23 & 24. Special guest for both shows is Alessia Cara.* *Support act is subject to change.

Northwest Jazz Festival - Greater Niagara, Lewiston
Through August 24, 2019 - Lewiston

The Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY offers FREE Jazz performed by world-class musicians on 5 different stages along Center Street in Historic Lewiston, New York. In addition to hearing some hot jazz, visitors will have the opportunity on Friday night and Saturday to taste some very cool food as the region's finest chefs come out of their kitchens and onto the street to showcase their culinary talents. To whet your appetite, a selection of wines from the Niagara Wine Trail, USA will be available for your enjoyment. Also, don't miss the Premiere Jewelry Show and Classic Car Show!

Chris Byars Original Sextet - Smalls
August 25, 2019 - New York

CHRIS BYARS is an award-winning saxophonist, composer, bandleader and educator based in New York City.

Aaron Johnson Quintet - Smalls
August 25, 2019 - New York

Aaron Johnson Quintet

David Gibson After-Hours - Smalls
August 25, 2019 - New York

Trombonist David Gibson has enjoyed a varied musical career which is deeply rooted in the genres of jazz and funk.

Cortelyou Jazz Jam - Bar Chord
August 25, 2019 - Brooklyn

Weekly Jazz Jam hosted by Michael Vitali

Sunday Brunch with the Chiticalla Duo - Rio Tomatlan
August 25, 2019 - Canandaigua

Each Sunday we feature live music while offering our special brunch menu. Join us for delicious food and drinks—we offer our regular menu plus brunch specials!

Carole J. Bufford - Birdland Jazz Club
August 25, 2019 - New York

"It turns out that the great Sophie Tucker was not, in fact, the last of the Red Hot Mamas. That title now can be claimed by the young Ms. Carole Bufford." -The Wall Street Journal Carole has become one of the most sought after young performers on the American jazz and cabaret scene. She recently enjoyed a highly praised 10-month solo run at New York's Birdland Jazz Club and a monthly residency at Feinstein's/54 Below and is currently touring around the US. Her shows, speak easy. (featuring the Grammy Award-winning Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks), Come Together, and You Don't Own Me earned her rave reviews from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Times (UK). She was featured in Michael Feinstein's American Songbook series at Jazz at Lincoln Center as well as numerous Pops performances with orchestras across the country.

Marcio Garcia Presents: Forest - Birdland Jazz Club
August 25, 2019 - New York

Marcio Garcia - piano Myles Sloniker - Bass Jimmy Macbride - Drums Rich Bomzer - Tenor Saxophone Marcio Garcia, Dominican pianist, composer, and educator. As a young child showed passion for music and began formal studies in classical piano at age seven, graduating with honors from the Centro de Educacion Musical Moderna in his hometown Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic earning a degree of Professorship in Music at age 17. Marcio also studied popular music at the Conservatorio Nacional de Musica. After finishing high school, Garcia went to the United States to continue his studies at the Lamont School of Music, the University of Denver, where he completed a BM in classical piano performance and MM in jazz performance. Garcia also studied classical piano in Vienna, Austria as part of the Cherrington Global Scholars Program. In 2015 Garcia moved to New York to pursue an Artist Diploma in Jazz Studies from SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music.

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - Birdland Jazz Club
August 25, 2019 - New York

Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer and educator Arturo O'Farrill -- leader of the "first family of Afro-Cuban Jazz" (NY Times) -- was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. Son of the late, great composer Chico O'Farrill, Arturo was Educated at Manhattan School of Music, Brooklyn College Conservatory and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. He played piano in Carla Bley's Big Band from 1979 through 1983 and earned a reputation as a soloist in groups led by Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis, and Harry Belafonte. The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra is the resident large format ensemble of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) founded by Arturo O'Farrill in 2007 and dedicated to preserving the music and heritage of big band Latin Jazz, supporting its performance for new audiences, and educating young people in the understanding and performance of this important cultural treasure.

Burlesk! at Birdland Hosted by Sir Richard Castle - Birdland Jazz Club
August 25, 2019 - New York

Half a block from Broadway, BURLESQUE! at BIRDLAND marks the return of classic burlesque to its midtown Manhattan, Times Square roots. Nestled in the legendary jazz club's new theater, this funny, sexy gem of a show unveils a luscious line-up of sparkling strip-teasers, each a singular, sensual delight. Overseeing the frolics is the dashingly debonair and deliciously dirty dandy SIR RICHARD CASTLE. He's graced burlesque stages from Stockholm to Detroit, and is enjoying the 10th year of his long-running burlesque comedy show, THE WIGGLE ROOM WITH SIR RICHARD CASTLE at NYC's "Palace of Variety," The Slipper Room. The show's ravishing roster is curated by ROSIE CHEEKS, "The Blushing Beauty of Burlesque." Rosie's a fixture in the NYC scene, has toured nationally, and is currently one of the five featured burlesque performers in THE BURLESQUE SHOW at The Borgata Casino in Atlantic City.

Eddie Palmieri - Blue Note
August 25, 2019 - New York

Known as one of the finest pianists of the past 50 years, Eddie Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger, and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. His playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, and McCoy Tyner, as well as his older brother Charlie Palmieri. Palmieri's parents emigrated from Ponce, Puerto Rico to New York City in 1926. Born in Spanish Harlem and raised in the Bronx, Palmieri learned to play the piano at an early age, and at 13, he joined his uncle's orchestra, playing timbales. Palmieri's professional career as a pianist took off with various bands in the early 1950s, including Eddie Forrester's, Johnny Segui's, and the popular Tito Rodriguez Orchestra. In 1961, Palmieri formed his own band, La Perfecta, which featured an unconventional front line of trombones rather than the trumpets customary in Latin orchestras. This created an innovative sound that mixed American jazz into Afro-Caribbean rhythms, surprising critics and fans alike. Palmieri disbanded La Perfecta in 1968 to pursue different musical endeavors, though he would return to the band's music in the 2000s. Recogn... (read more)

Dj Checko Spins - Time Out Market New York,Empires Stores
August 25, 2019 - Brooklyn

New York City based Dj Checko has had an influential run, and he's just getting started. Born Francesco Olivares, the South Florida native infuses classic "battle style" techniques with contemporary 808 driven club sounds to bless party-goers with a distinctly nostalgic yet current sound. You may have seen Checko spinning at hotspots like W Hotels, SoHo House, Lot45 playing alongside artists like Diplo, Dj Craze and Vic Mensa. Keep a look out for Checko's upcoming appearances and projects, as his eclectic sound is sure to leave an unforgettable mark.

Jersey-Bruce Springsteen Tribute - Chautauqua Lake Pops
August 25, 2019 - Mayville

JERSEY - the Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band was formed with one goal, to pay tribute to one of America's greatest musical acts. They have been performing in the region for over four years and have enjoyed each and every event and the opportunity to perform for and meet so many fans of the music they love.

Satinder Sartaaj Live in Concert - New York - York College
August 25, 2019 - Jamaica

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Gospel Brunch / Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens - LunÀtico
August 25, 2019 - Brooklyn

Naomi Shelton and The Gospel Angels are back to lead our Sunday Gospel Brunch! ***First show - 1 pm*** ***Second show - 2:30 pm*** Brunch served from 11am. Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Angels are an American gospel and soul music group led by front woman Naomi Shelton. Hailing from Brooklyn, two of Naomi's albums have placed on the Billboard magazine Gospel Albums charts.

Andrew Cyrille Quartet - Village Vanguard
August 25, 2019 - New York

Bill Frisell (guitar) David Virelles (piano) Ben Street (bass) Andrew Cyrille (drums) ["The Declaration of Musical Independence" is a] portentous title for an unselfconsciously inquisitive, selflessly collective quartet nominally led by the great drummer Andrew Cyrille, an elderly master of unpredictable yet flowing free-jazz momentum, steered by the kind of patience that drummers aren't always famous for. It all swings without a regular swing, sounding fluently melodic, though much of it is cell-like and episodic. — The Guardian

Andrew Cyrille Quartet - Village Vanguard
August 25, 2019 - New York

Bill Frisell (guitar) David Virelles (piano) Ben Street (bass) Andrew Cyrille (drums) ["The Declaration of Musical Independence" is a] portentous title for an unselfconsciously inquisitive, selflessly collective quartet nominally led by the great drummer Andrew Cyrille, an elderly master of unpredictable yet flowing free-jazz momentum, steered by the kind of patience that drummers aren't always famous for. It all swings without a regular swing, sounding fluently melodic, though much of it is cell-like and episodic. — The Guardian

The Music of The Temptations & The Four Tops Feat. Soul Infinity - The Groove
August 25, 2019 - New York

Show Type: Soul Restrictions: All Ages Two items minimum Featuring some of New York City's finest musicians, the R&B tribute band Soul Infinity fuses together blues, funk, and soul to bring back the sweet sounds of the 1960s and '70s. The group is headed to the legendary Club Groove for The Best of Motown, in which they'll showcase their skills on the artists of the legendary Detroit label. From Marvin Gaye to Al Green, Otis Redding to Bobby Womack, you'll hear all the hits that you know and love during this concert that will get you on your feet.

Arena & Ward Jesse Maclaine - The Bowery Electric
August 25, 2019 - New York City

This Event Is 21 And Over Arena & Ward original acoustic sounds by singer-songwriter duo, Kara Arena and Eleri Ward, combining their work together for the first time live Mezzo soprano-pianist-composer Jesse Maclaine began working as a professional performer and recording artist at age 20 and by 25 she had collaborated with friends in New Orleans and RCA Studios Nashville to produce her premiere LP as Aural Elixir. Now based in Denver and seasoned by over two decades as a performer and composer, she is held in high regard by peers, critics, and music lovers worldwide.

Santana - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
August 25, 2019 - Wantagh

Recognized as one of the greatest guitarists on the planet, Santana first came to public attention in the sixties as the founder of his eponymous band. A star turn at the 1969 Woodstock festival made their name and Santana has been throwing out licks ever since, either leading his band or as a solo artist. His career has had its ups and downs but was thoroughly revived in the late 1990s, with a series of collaborative albums with some of the world's biggest stars. on his 2019 tour, Supernatural Now! The tour marks the 20th anniversary of his hit album, Supernatural.

Michael Feinberg Quintet featuring Dave Liebman - Bierhaus NYC
August 25, 2019 - New York

Hailed as a "musical prodigy turned evil genius" (spinner) bassist Michael Feinberg has quickly "become one of the premier young artists on the New York scene" (Jazz Inside Magazine). Raised in Atlanta, Ga. Feinberg began his music career on the bandstand as a member of Grammy-nominated trumpeter Russell Gunn's quartet. Feinberg is the winner of the Six String Theory Rhythm Section Contest 2012, recipient of 2010 Downbeat Student Music Award, headliner of the 2010 sxsw festival, resident at 2008 Betty Carter Jazz Ahead, and semi finalist in the 2007 International Songwriting Competition for performance and jazz composition.

The the Band Band - The Falcon
August 25, 2019 - Marlboro

Led by David Winograd on Tuba / Bass, with Peter Tomlinson / Piano, Dale Demarco / Sax / Clarinet / Flute / Vocals, Larry Balestra / Drums and featuring Miss Rene Bailey, who has sung with Louis Armstrong and Sam Cooke, on vocals! The SAINTS of SWING are an extraordinary collective of some of the tri-state area's finest performers with an eclectic, electric groove of foot-tappin' Swing classics - from spicy New Orleans Dixieland style (complete with a dancin' tuba player!), elegant NYC sizzlers, Motown, R&B, Ballroom favorites, Gospel, Latin, and Klezmer! There will be special salutes to jazz greats such as Billy Holiday and Louie Prima, among others.

Catskill Jazz Factory 'The Spirit of Harlem - The Falcon
August 25, 2019 - Marlboro

From Blues to Bebop: The Spirit of Harlem' presented by the Catskill Jazz Factory. This will be the final upstate stop on the Spirit of Harlem tour, leading up to its world premiere at the New Generation Festival in Florence, Italy! Featuring: Dominick Farinacci: Trumpet Shenel Johns: Vocals Patrick Bartley: Saxophone Mathis Picard: Piano Christian Tamburr: Percussion Kyle Poole: Drums Russell Hall: Bass Michela Marino Lerman: Tap Percussion

Sunday Jazz with Renaud Penant & Friends - Jules Bistro
August 25, 2019 - New York

Renaud PENANT was born in 1959 in Normandy, France. He moved to Bordeaux, in the south of France, with two friends (Emmanuel Bex and Jean-Philippe Viret), and their trio eventually won the 1978 "Jazz Aquitaine" competition and toured the region. He moved to Paris in 1980, studied drums at the Kenny Clarke-Dante Agostini Drum School and percussion in the conservatories of Bagnolet and Rueil-Malmaison, and obtained a unanimous first-prize at the Seine Saint-Denis drums competition. He also attended workshops under the direction of great drummers such as Max Roach, Jack DeJohnette and Clifford Jarvis

Circle of Live - Secret Venue
Through August 25, 2019 - New York

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Eddie Palmieri - Blue Note
Through August 25, 2019 - New York

Known as one of the finest pianists of the past 50 years, Eddie Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. His playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, and McCoy Tyner, as well as his older brother Charlie Palmieri.

Harlem Jazz Singers Showcase - Gin Fizz
Through May 31, 2021 - Harlem

Gordon Polatnick, the founder of Big Apple Jazz, has created a weekly series that brings the most talented, captivating and engaging Harlem jazz singers together with their knock-out all-star quartet - each week a new featured singer and band. Local musicians and singers often stop by to be a part of the excitement, and our guests are guaranteed seating for both sets unlike many other venues. Plan your next great evening out with the Harlem Jazz Singers Showcase. See talent like Tina Fabrique, Lynette Washington, Melanie Charles, Boncellia Lewis, Brianna Thomas, Emily Braden, Seydurah Avecmoi, Irene Blackman, Gary Samuels, and many more. Gin Fizz is a supper club right next to Red Rooster Harlem and conveniently located steps away from the 2/3 Train's 125th Street stop on Lenox Ave. You will think you exited the subway and stepped into the kind of jazz age speakeasy which brought this neighborhood international fame during Prohibition and the Harlem Renaissance. Check our link to see who's coming up this week.


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