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Blues and Jazz in New York City This Week - December 2-December 9

December 2, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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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.

FEI Music: A Fusion Music Concert - Flushing Town Hall
December 02, 2018 - Flushing

From Zhou Xuan to Michael Jackson, from Jay Chou to Beyonce, this concert brings East and West popular cultures together on one stage. Selections range from 1930's Shanghai vintage style to Billboard top 100 tracks from 2018. Pop, jazz, rock and classical twists of songs are performed by Feifei Yang, Erhu; Dongfeng Liu, keys; Tore Tao, bass; and Curtis Graham Nowosad, drums.

Brand X - The Iridium
December 02, 2018 - New York

Ticket price does not include the $15 food and drink minimum at the venue. All sales are final.

The Original Stars of Rent Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp Celebrating 20 Years of Friendship - Sony Hall
December 02, 2018 - New York

The Original Stars of RENT ADAM PASCAL & ANTHONY RAPP Celebrating 20 Years of Friendship

Albany Symphony - The Magic of Christmas - Palace Theater
December 02, 2018 - Albany

Make the Palace Theatre your home for the Holidays with the Albany Symphony! Celebrate the season with family and friends at the Capital Region's favorite holiday spectacular. Hear the Albany Symphony and a sleigh full of talent from the Capital Region perform your favorite Christmas carols, sparking holiday favorites & more!

John Scofield Quartet Ft Gerald Clayton, Vicente Archer & Bill Stewart - Blue Note
Through December 02, 2018 - New York

Iconic Grammy Award winning guitarist John Scofield teams up with pianist Gerald Clayton, bassist Vicente Archer, and drummer Bill Stewart in a new band that builds upon Scofield's long legacy of masterful improvisation and stylistic diversity. Since the late 1970's, Scofield has been a major influence on jazz, continuously finding new and exciting avenues to reinvent himself as an artist. In recent years, Scofield won two consecutive Best Jazz Album Grammy Awards for Past Present and Country For Old Men – for which he also won the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental solo – and has received resounding critical acclaim for his 2017 release Hudson with all-star bandmates Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, and John Medeski. Now, joined by three formidable artists in their own right, Scofield's new band showcases an intricate interpretation of jazz's limitless direction.

John Scofield Quartet ft Gerald Clayton, Vicente Archer & Bill - Blue Note Jazz Club
Through December 02, 2018 - New York

Iconic Grammy Award winning guitarist John Scofield teams up with pianist Gerald Clayton, bassist Vicente Archer, and drummer Bill Stewart in a new band that builds upon Scofield's long legacy of masterful improvisation and stylistic diversity. Since the late 1970's, Scofield has been a major influence on jazz, continuously finding new and exciting avenues to reinvent himself as an artist. In recent years, Scofield won two consecutive Best Jazz Album Grammy Awards for Past Present and Country For Old Men – for which he also won the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental solo – and has received resounding critical acclaim for his 2017 release Hudson with all-star bandmates Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, and John Medeski. Now, joined by three formidable artists in their own right, Scofield's new band showcases an intricate interpretation of jazz's limitless direction.

Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra with Special Guest Paquito D'Rivera - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
December 03, 2018 - New York

With saxophonist and clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera.

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra - Village Vanguard
December 03, 2018 - 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.

Scott Joplin - Jazz at Lincoln Center
December 03, 2018 - New York

We begin with the earliest experiences of Scott Joplin, and explore the musical landscape that will give rise to Ragtime.

Jimmy V Classic - Madison Square Garden
December 04, 2018 - New York

The Jimmy V Classic returns to Madison Square Garden for the 16th consecutive year on Tuesday, December 4th! First, national powerhouses Notre Dame and Oklahoma meet for the first time in their storied histories. Then West Virginia takes on Florida is an exciting Big 12 / SEC matchup. All four teams will come together to raise funds for The V Foundation for Cancer Research.

Mega Bash 2018 - Madison Square Garden
December 05, 2018 - New York

Mega Bash 2018 feat. Don Omar, Tego Calderón, Farruko, J Alvarez, Reik, Bryant Myers, Becky G, Anitta, Nio Garcia, Brytiago, Darell, Miky Woodz, Secreto, El Alfa, La Materialista, Alex Rose, Jory Boy, and Ala Jaza comes to Madison Square Garden on December 5. Join the conversation about this event on social with the hashtag #MegaBashMSG

Once in a Lifetime: Obba Babatundé and Friends - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
December 06, 2018 - New York

A Celebration of Sammy Davis, Jr. and the Great American Songbook With vocalist Obba Babatundé.

A Bathing Ape Presents Bape Heads Show - Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
December 06, 2018 - New York

A Bathing Ape®, BAPE® the iconic streetwear brand from Tokyo celebrates their 25th anniversary with the first New York City BAPE® HEADS SHOW taking place on December 6th, 2018 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. BAPE® teams up with five iconic artists — Kid Cudi, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Pusha T, Lil Yachty and DJ CIPHA SOUNDS — to celebrate BAPE®'s musical influences throughout the brand's existence.

Z100's Jingle Ball - Madison Square Garden
December 07, 2018 - New York

Z100's Jingle Ball comes to The Garden on Friday, December 7 with Cardi B, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Calvin Harris, G-Eazy, Dua Lipa, Khalid w/ special guest Normani, Alessia Cara, Meghan Trainor, Bebe Rexha, Bazzi & Sabrina Carpenter!

Steve Miller with Marty Stuart - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
Through December 08, 2018 - New York

Renowned blues-rock guitarist, multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Steve Miller continues his exploration of the blues. Having learned his first chords at age five from his godfather Les Paul, how to play lead guitar from T-Bone Walker at age nine, and then working with the best bluesmen in Chicago—Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy, James Cotton, and Paul Butterfield—Miller has a serious affinity for the blues. Each season he works with Jazz at Lincoln Center to present and expand upon one of the genre's many unique flavors. This year, Miller and an all-star group of jazz, blues, and roots musicians will dig deep into classic Appalachian blues and bluegrass styles. This historic repertoire gives Miller an opportunity to really show off his talent at acoustic, finger-style guitar. For the first time in this series, Miller welcomes guitarist, mandolinist, vocalist, and American music icon Marty Stuart as co-star. Stuart was one of Johnny Cash's late musical cohorts, and he is a chart-topping songwriter and producer, host of TV's The Marty Stuart Show, and the winner of multiple Grammy Awards, Country Music Awards, International ... (read more)

Jose Feliciano Annual Holiday Feliz Navidad Show - Sony Hall
December 09, 2018 - New York

General Admission Only Jose Feliciano Annual Holiday Feliz Navidad Show Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm See more at the Sony Hall website!

Arturo Sandoval - Blue Note Jazz Club
Through December 09, 2018 - New York

A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn't take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the world's most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer. He is one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, and has been seen by millions at the Oscars, at the Grammy Awards, and the Billboard Awards. Arturo Sandoval A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn't take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the world's ... (read more)

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