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Blues and Jazz in New York City This Week - July 14-July 21

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.

Golden Age of 30's & 40's Jazz & Swing Feat. The New York Nightingales - Club Bonafide
July 14, 2019 - New York

The New York Nightingales & The New Retro Orchestra is the Golden Age of 30's & 40's Jazz & Swing experience you'll have to see to believe.

Billy Childs – Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro - Jazz Standard
July 14, 2019 - New York

All of us at Jazz Standard are delighted to welcome back five–time GRAMMY Award winner Billy Childs, a musician held in the highest esteem for his prodigious skills as a pianist, composer, and arrang­er. Childs began his remarkable career as an apprentice musician with the bands of Freddie Hubbard and J.J. Johnson in the late Seventies and early Eighties. In 1988, he launched his recording career as a leader with Take For Example, This...– the first of his four criti­cally acclaimed albums for Windham Hill Jazz. For this much–anticipated engagement, Billy and band – including the exceptional vocalists Alicia Olatuja and Kate McGarry – will revisit the 2014 Sony Masterworks album Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro. In his Rolling Stone review (9.9.2014), Dave DiMartino wrote: "This polished product, the work of jazz pianist Billy Childs, spotlights many of Nyro's best songs via Childs' creative orchestrations and the marvelous guest performers…Highly recommended." Billy Childs' latest album, Rebirth(Mack Avenue), marks "a return to the snaking quickfire hard–bop Childs played in the '70s, al­beit infused with all the musics he has visited so intelligently since…It's ultra–s... (read more)

Champagne, Cocktail, and Jazz Party - FIAF French Institute Alliance Française
July 14, 2019 - New York

Taste exceptional Champagnes and cocktails from Besserat de Bellefon, Delamotte, Michel Gonet, and Pol Roger, served with decadent chocolates from Jacques Torres, delicious macarons from Ladurée, and savory hors d'oeuvres from Maman Bakery. Avalon Jazz Band will perform favorite French and American songs from the 1920s to the 40s.

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune - Broadhurst Theatre
July 14, 2019 - Manhattan

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The Play That Goes Wrong - Lyceum Theatre
July 14, 2019 - New York

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House of Waters - 55 Bar
July 14, 2019 - New York

Max ZT...Hammered Dulcimer Moto Fukushima...Six String Bass Ignacio Rivas Bixio...Drums

Jim Campilongo - 55 Bar
July 14, 2019 - New York

Jim Campilongo...Guitar Chris Morrissey...Bass Josh Dion...Drums

Cultura Profética - The Brooklyn Mirage
July 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

Legendary Puerto Rican reggae band Cultura Profética comes to The Brooklyn Mirage on July 14th! The band combines reggae timbres with rhythms ranging from bossa nova to jazz to tango while emphasizing improvisation and polyrhythmic patterns. Their lyrics cover the gamut from love and relationships to social inequality and ecological issues, aiming to mobilize people towards a better future and providing hope for an improved tomorrow. 18+

Doug Smith On Wax - Late Show - Union Hall
July 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

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Cortelyou Jazz Jam - Bar Chord
July 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

weekly jazz jam hosted by Michael Vitali

Liquid Math - Symphony Space
July 14, 2019 - New York

"a vocally lustrous earful"- The Philadelphia Inquirer "elaborately ornamental, with a martini-dry wit"- CafeteriaRusticana.com "a rich mezzo that dazzled the ears"- The Syracuse Post-Standard "musically superb"- BistroAwards.com "grandly libidinous... luxurious vocalism, good looks and theatrical poise"- Opera News "note-perfect... a charismatic presence" - The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "enormous fun... sparkling arrangements" - American Popular Song Society Kathryn Allyn has been called "a vocally lustrous earful" by the Philadelphia Inquirer, "elaborately ornamental" and "a martini dry wit" by CafeteriaRusticana.com, "note perfect" and "a charismatic presence" by the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, "a mezzo that dazzled the ears" by the Syracuse Post-Standard, "musically superb" by BistroAwards.com and, in a personal favorite, "grandly libidinous" by Opera News; as a jazz singer, she has appeared at NYC's The Cutting Room, The Underground, The West End Lounge, TomiJazz, Somethin' Jazz and Stage72. In her former life as a classical singer, Kaye appeared in leading roles or as a soloist at New York City Opera, Carnegie Hall, Weill Hall and Opera Orchestra New York; appeara... (read more)

Christopher Mcbride Singer Meets Saxophonist - Minton's Playhouse
July 14, 2019 - Harlem

Event Details: 1st Set 7:30 pm – Doors Open 6 pm 2nd Set 9:00 pm – Doors Open 8:30 pm Sets are 1 hour long

Queen Latifah - Live in Concert - Theater at Westbury
July 14, 2019 - Westbury

Performed in the Full Round. Everyone needs a ticket regardless of Age. Interested in VIP Membership and Premium Seating for our events? For information please call 516-247-5211. Members get the best seats!

What the Constitution Means to Me - Helen Hayes Theatre
July 14, 2019 - New York

Fifteen-year-old Heidi Schreck put herself through college by giving speeches about the U.S. Constitution. Now, the Obie Award winner resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the document's profound impact on women's bodies—starting with her great-great-grandmother, a mail-order bride who died under mysterious circumstances. This witty and searingly personal exploration breathes new life into our founding document and imagines how it will shape the next generation of American women.

Constitution Means to Me - Helen Hayes Theatre
July 14, 2019 - New York

Fifteen-year-old Heidi Schreck put herself through college by giving speeches about the U.S. Constitution. Now, the Obie Award winner resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the document's profound impact on women's bodies—starting with her great-great-grandmother, a mail-order bride who died under mysterious circumstances. This witty and searingly personal exploration breathes new life into our founding document and imagines how it will shape the next generation of American women.

Constitution Means to Me - Helen Hayes Theatre
July 14, 2019 - New York

Fifteen-year-old Heidi Schreck put herself through college by giving speeches about the U.S. Constitution. Now, the Obie Award winner resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the document's profound impact on women's bodies—starting with her great-great-grandmother, a mail-order bride who died under mysterious circumstances. This witty and searingly personal exploration breathes new life into our founding document and imagines how it will shape the next generation of American women.

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July 14, 2019 - New York

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David Berger Jazz Orchestra - Birdland Jazz Club
July 14, 2019 - New York

Join us for the David Berger Jazz Orchestra! Composer, 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.

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - Birdland Jazz Club
July 14, 2019 - New York

Join us on Sundays at 8:30 and 11pm for the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra! Get in a great mood for the week ahead! 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.

Jeremy Bosch Plays the Music of Cheo Feliciano - Dizzy's Club
July 14, 2019 - New York

With vocalist/flutist Jeremy Bosch, vibraphonist Felipe Fournier, timbalero Marcos López, conga player Marcos Torres, bassist Danny Torres, and pianist Yeissonn Villamar. In his Dizzy's Club headlining premiere, vocalist and flutist Jeremy Bosch will perform the music of salsa and bolero pioneer Cheo Feliciano. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Bosch attended Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship at age 17, and he has since performed all over the world as a bandleader and in groups like the Spanish Harlem Orchestra and Sergio George and the Salsa Giants. Jazz at Lincoln Center audiences might also recognize him from his role in The Carlos Henriquez Project in The Appel Room. It's hard not to love live salsa music, and tonight you can enjoy the legacy of the legendary Cheo Feliciano, who has influenced current greats like Rubén Blades, Gilberto Santa Rosa, and Jerry Rivas.

Caramoor Takes Wing! Celebrating Birdsong - Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
Through July 14, 2019 - Katonah

Convene with the birds through the universal language of music. Built around Pierre-Laurent Aimard's performance of Messiaen's complete Catalogue d'Oiseaux over three concerts, the weekend will also include bird walks, a panel discussion, and family activities celebrating our feathered friends. Interspecies musician David Rothenberg invites you to appreciate the various aesthetics of bird songs by playing to and with them, and Sandbox Percussion performs songbirdsongs by John Luther Adams. The weekend offers a rare chance to meditate on birds and the beauty of nature's musical gifts. "[Pierre-Laurent Aimard] is a brilliant musician and an extraordinary visionary" — The Wall Street Journal Artists Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano David Rothenberg, clarinet Sandbox Percussion Emi Ferguson and Catherine Gregory, piccolos

Ron Carter Quartet - Blue Note
Through July 14, 2019 - New York

Ron Carter - Bass Renee Rosnes - piano Jimmy Greene - Saxophone Payton Crossley - Drums

Bollywood Beats @ Stage48 NYC - A Weekly Saturday Night DesiParty - Stage48
Through July 14, 2019 - New York

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Mingus Big Band: Celebrating 10 Years at Jazz Standard - Jazz Standard
July 15, 2019 - New York

"His music aimed always at the further extension of the horizons of jazz and sometimes ex­perimented with atonality and with a wide range of dissonant effects. Some elements offer a sharp and piquant con­trast, with clearly defined folk music roots and a savage, shouting, blues–derived intensity. Not for com­placent ears, Mingus' music is the prototype of a new and vital generation of the 1960s just as Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie were of the 1940s." (Leonard Feather, The New Encyclopedia Of Jazz)

The Play That Goes Wrong - Lyceum Theatre
July 15, 2019 - New York

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Darian Devins Trio - Tomi Jazz
July 15, 2019 - New York

Darian Devins Trio

Haruna Fukazawa Duo - Tomi Jazz
July 15, 2019 - New York

Haruna Fukazawa Duo

Guitar Masters Series: Greg Skaff - Zinc
July 15, 2019 - New York

Greg Skaff plumbs the depths of creative artistry and honest emotion in his guitar playing, showing himself to be among the leading proponents of jazz music anywhere. No exaggeration. The native Kansan, whose first professional job was a five-year stay in the band of saxophone giant Stanley Turrentine, has flourished as a first-call sideman in New York City since the 1980s. He brings his trio to Zinc on Monday, July 15 for an evening of standards and original music. He's supported by bassist Matt Dwonszyk, and drummer Jonathan Barber.

George Braith - Fat Cat
July 15, 2019 - New York

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Evan Arntzen Octet Featuring Jon-Erik Kellso - Dizzy's Club
July 15, 2019 - New York

With trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso, trombonist Harvey Tibbs, banjoist Jerron Paxton, pianist Dalton Ridenhour, bassist Tal Ronen, drummer Kevin Dorn, vocalist Mara Kaye, and clarinetist/saxophonist/vocalist Evan Arntzen.

Guitar Masters Series: Greg Skaff - Zinc Bar
July 15, 2019 - New York

Greg Skaff plumbs the depths of creative artistry and honest emotion in his guitar playing, showing himself to be among the leading proponents of jazz music anywhere. No exaggeration. The native Kansan, whose first professional job was a five-year stay in the band of saxophone giant Stanley Turrentine, has flourished as a first-call sideman in New York City since the 1980s. He brings his trio to Zinc on Monday, July 15 for an evening of standards and original music. He's supported by bassist Matt Dwonszyk, and drummer Jonathan Barber. He's played gigs and/or recorded with past masters Ruth Brown, Freddie Hubbard, and David "Fathead" Newman as well as notables Ron Carter, Ben Allison, Bruce Barth, Pat Bianchi, George Colligan, Orin Evans, Joe Farnsworth, David Hazeltine, Mike LeDonne, Victor Lewis, Gloria Lynne, Ralph Peterson, Jr., Jim Rotondi, E. J. Strickland, Bobby Watson, Matt Wilson, and others.

Fred Aiese: Ballads, Blues And A Boy From Brooklyn - Don't Tell Mama
July 15, 2019 - New York

Singer with Rick Jensen at the piano Directed by Lina Koutrakos

Takeshi Otani Group - The Groove
July 15, 2019 - New York

Takeshi Otani is New York based jazz pianist. He has performed at such venues as Shrine,Silvana, and Pianos in New York. Some of his influences include Robert Glasper, Roy Hargrove, Snarky Puppy, etc He was born in Aichi, Japan. When he was 20 he started to play piano and decided to quit his job and move to Tokyo to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz pianist. He played many jam sessions in Tokyo and then decided to move to New York in 2006 to continue persuing his dream. He is currently part of a jazz band here in New York, and he works as a piano accompanist in a church.

Liana Gabel, Calliope Musicals, Eda Koyagasioglu - Pianos
July 15, 2019 - New York

Ages 21+ Liana Gabel, Calliope Musicals, Eda Koyagasioglu

Joe Alterman At Birdland Theater - Birdland Theater
July 15, 2019 - New York

Joe Alterman

Hurricane Ruth with Scott Holt - Sportsmen's Tavern
July 15, 2019 - Buffalo

Coming to see the show from out of town? Please visit our friends at the Adams Mark Hotel.

Benny Benack Iii 'a Lot of Livin to Do' - Album Preview & Single Release - Birdland Jazz Club
July 15, 2019 - New York

Trumpeter and crooner Benny Benack III returns to the Birdland stage on Monday, July 15 at 7pm, with his inimitable brand of energetic, swingin' songs and irrepressible charisma. Benny will present music from his upcoming sophomore album aptly titled "A Lot of Livin' to Do." Commemorating the release of one of the album's singles, he will perform a duet of Gigi Gryce's "Social Call" with Birdland favorite Veronica Swift. Band personnel: Benny Benack III – Trumpet/Vocals, Keelan Dimick – Piano, Joe Peri – Drums, Philip Norris – Bass.

Joe Alterman Trio - Birdland Jazz Club
July 15, 2019 - New York

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Alterman studied music at New York University, where he received both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Jazz Piano Performance. In addition to performances with Houston Person, Les McCann and his own trio, among others, Alterman has performed at many world renowned venues including the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Birdland and New York's Blue Note, where Alterman has opened, many times, for Ramsey Lewis. Only 29 years old, Alterman has released four critically-acclaimed albums, his most recent being 2017's "Comin' Home To You". He was profiled three times by iconic journalist Nat Hentoff and was the subject of Hentoff's very last piece on music in March 2016. Dick Cavett has referred to Alterman as "one fine, first class entertainer" and Ramsey Lewis has called Alterman "an inspiration to me" and his piano playing "something to behold

Ed Sullivan On Acid - Freddys Bar & Backroom
July 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Every Monday, we offer solid stand-up comedy from veterans that have been seen on BET, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, and all your favorite late night shows as well as hilarious up-and-comers from around New York City.

2019 China-US Youth Music Competition Winners' Concert - Carnegie Hall
July 16, 2019 - New York

Performers Winners Concert

James Carter - Blue Note
July 16, 2019 - New York

"You have to be totally comfortable wherever," Carter says. "I feel that music equals life, that's the way my teacher always taught me. You just can't go through life and experience it fully with a set of blinders on. I think there's tremendous beauty in a cross-pollination of music and influences." In many ways, weaving together divergent impulses is at the heart of Carter's music. Like the late tenor sax titan Ben Webster, he's given to furious, high-velocity solos, but is just as likely to wax sentimental, using his big, bruising tone to tenderly caress a comely melody. In 2000, he released two albums simultaneously that amounted to an anti-manifesto, a proclamation that everything is fair game.

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune - Broadhurst Theatre
July 16, 2019 - Manhattan

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SlamJunk Tuesday - Freddy's Bar
July 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Daniel Bennett Group - Residence Inn Times Square
July 16, 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)

Keri Johnsrud Duo - Tomi Jazz
July 16, 2019 - New York

Keri Johnsrud Duo

Standard Time: The American Songbook in Jazz - 92nd Street Y
July 16, 2019 - New York

Featuring three of the songbook's most eloquent and effervescent interpreters: guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli, with his irresistible musicality, lyrical tenor sax master Harry Allen, and pianist Bill Charlap, whose immense artistry is always in service of the song, they illuminate the "gold standards" jazz musicians have long embraced—"All the Things You Are" … "It Had to Be You" … "Body and Soul" and so much more. Join us! John Pizzarelli, guitar & vocals Harry Allen, tenor sax Bill Charlap, piano Jay Leonhart, bass Dennis Mackrel, drums

What the Constitution Means to Me - Helen Hayes Theatre
July 16, 2019 - New York

Fifteen-year-old Heidi Schreck put herself through college by giving speeches about the U.S. Constitution. Now, the Obie Award winner resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the document's profound impact on women's bodies—starting with her great-great-grandmother, a mail-order bride who died under mysterious circumstances. This witty and searingly personal exploration breathes new life into our founding document and imagines how it will shape the next generation of American women.

Jackbenny: It's National See-A-Show Day - Birdland Jazz Club
July 16, 2019 - New York

It's National See-a-Show Day! spotlights the musical and lyrical prowess of Jack and Benny Lipson aka jackbenny, Los Angeles-native twin composers, songsters, and multi-instrumentalists who inject musical theater storytelling into the gamut of artistic styles. Heralded as "a testament to their generation," their progressive and fresh harmonic language informed by jazz and classical roots complements their savvy lyrics that explore queer identity, consensual conduct, healthcare bureaucracy, and myriad other contemporary social/cultural phenomena. In a comedic and colorful exhibition of provocative originals with a healthy heaping of sibling shtick, the Lipsons guide audiences on a candid tour through the fragile, well-curated millennial mind.

The Evan Sherman Big Band: Honoring Chick Webb - Dizzy's Club
July 16, 2019 - New York

With drummer Evan Sherman. The votes are in, and now it's time to celebrate the 2019 Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame inductees! This year's festivities kick off with the Evan Sherman Big Band paying tribute to the great Chick Webb. Over the past several years, the Evan Sherman Big Band has led some of Dizzy's Club's most energetic Late Night Sessions and Late Night Dance Sessions. Directed by drummer Evan Sherman, this group is a perfect match to celebrate Chick Webb, who himself led one of the hardest-swinging bands of the Swing Era. Webb drove the Chick Webb Orchestra with some of the most swinging, innovative, and influential drum work of the era. Whether on instrumental numbers like "Harlem Congo" or on vocal works like "A-Tisket A-Tasket" (featuring the rising star of Ella Fitzgerald), Webb's ensemble was one of the most remarkable forces to be reckoned with and a perpetual favorite of dancers everywhere. Join us for this special, one-set-only induction celebration of Chick Webb and his timeless swing.

The Evan Sherman Big Band featuring Joy Brown: A Tribute to Dinah Washington - Dizzy's Club
July 16, 2019 - New York

With drummer Evan Sherman. The votes are in, and now it's time to celebrate the 2019 Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame inductees! This year's festivities continue with the Evan Sherman Big Band and special guest vocalist Joy Brown in a tribute to the great Dinah Washington. A formidable vocal master who even enjoyed crossover success on the charts, Dinah Washington effortlessly bridged the worlds of jazz, blues, R&B, and pop. Her distinctive vocal prowess and tone enabled her to take any song and make it uniquely her own, undertaking transformative interpretations of anything from Fats Waller to Hank Williams. With support from the hard-swinging Evan Sherman Big Band, vocalist Joy Brown will offer her own fresh take on the iconic vocalist. Don't miss this special, one-set-only Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame induction celebration.

Late Night Session: Jonathan Thomas: Harlem Renaissance: Through the Eyes of Langston Hughes - Dizzy's Club
July 16, 2019 - New York

With pianist Jonathan Thomas, bassist Ryan Berg, drummer Bryan Carter, vocalist Karlea Lynné, and poet Cyrus Aaron.

Ken Peplowski Quintet: The Legacy of Tram - Dizzy's Club
July 17, 2019 - New York

With saxophonist/clarinetist Ken Peplowski, saxophonist/clarinetist Aaron Johnson, pianist Ehud Asherie, bassist Peter Washington, and drummer Kevin Dorn. The votes are in, and now it's time to celebrate the 2019 Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame inductees! Night two of this year's festivities kicks off with Ken Peplowski paying tribute to the great Frank Trumbauer. Ken Peplowski is a clarinetist and saxophonist cherished for keeping the fire bright in traditional jazz and swing styles. Always with a group of expert swing stylists, he performs vivacious and virtuosic arrangements of classic, early jazz. Though the music is timeless, it's rare and rewarding to experience renditions that so deftly balance authenticity with individuality. Tonight he'll be honoring saxophone genius Frank Trumbauer, the nonpareil master of the C Melody saxophone who, famously in collaboration with Bix Beiderbecke, mastered a singing lyrical line that set the gold standard for the jazz ballad. Peplowski is here for one set only, so don't miss out!

Bruce Williams Quintet: Portrait of Cannonball - Dizzy's Club
July 17, 2019 - New York

With alto saxophonist Bruce Williams, trumpeter Freddie Hendrix, pianist Brandon McCune, bassist Gerald Cannon, and drummer Vince Ector. The votes are in, and now it's time to celebrate the 2019 Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame inductees! Our two nights of induction festivities conclude with this final set, as alto saxophonist Bruce Williams pays tribute to the inimitable Cannonball Adderley. Williams is a gifted musician who has toured and recorded with artists including the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, the World Saxophone Quartet, Branford Marsalis, Josh Evans, Stanley Cowell, Grassella Oliphant, and Oliver Lake. Tonight he will celebrate fellow alto player Cannonball Adderley, who made indelible contributions to the worlds of hard bop, modal jazz, soul jazz, and fusion. Sporting a full-bodied sound and blues-drenched delivery, Cannonball's playing graced some of music's most iconic records, from Kind of Blueto The Black Messiah. Williams' own music ranges from slow, thoughtful ballads to greasy mid-tempo swing numbers and fast burners, and he's well equipped to make his own meaningful musical statement about the legendary Cannonball. This set cl... (read more)

James Carter - Blue Note
July 17, 2019 - New York

"You have to be totally comfortable wherever," Carter says. "I feel that music equals life, that's the way my teacher always taught me. You just can't go through life and experience it fully with a set of blinders on. I think there's tremendous beauty in a cross-pollination of music and influences." In many ways, weaving together divergent impulses is at the heart of Carter's music. Like the late tenor sax titan Ben Webster, he's given to furious, high-velocity solos, but is just as likely to wax sentimental, using his big, bruising tone to tenderly caress a comely melody. In 2000, he released two albums simultaneously that amounted to an anti-manifesto, a proclamation that everything is fair game.

Ryan Keberle & Catharsis - Jazz Standard
July 17, 2019 - New York

Hailed in the Downbeat International Critics Poll as #1 Rising Star trombonist, a player "of vision and composure" (the NY Times), Ryan Keberle has developed a one-of-a-kind voice both on his instrument and as a composer. As one of 21stcentury jazz's most adventurous new voices, Keberle's music integrates his wide–ranging experiences into a highly personal vernacular — immersed in jazz tradition, drawing on world music, rock and other influences, always seeking fresh and original pathways. As a featured soloist with the Maria Schneider Orchestra, Keberle collaborated with David Bowie on the latter's 2015 single "Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)"; he's performed extensively with the lauded songwriter Sufjan Stevens, with Brazilian superstar Ivan Lins, and with the "Saturday Night Live" house band. Ryan Keberle's flag­ship ensemble, Catharsis, has released five albums; the politically engaged Find The Common, Shine A Light, was praised by The Nation as "unpretentiously intelligent and profoundly moving." Ryan Keberle – trombone, keyboards, voice Camila Meza – guitar, voice Scott Robinson – saxophones, clarinet, flute, trumpet Matt Clohesy – bass Eric Doob – drums

Grateful Bro - The Capitol Theatre
July 17, 2019 - Port Chester

I have had the honor to talk with Marc Jacoby (guitar), Cliff Mays (guitar) and Jim Weingast (drums) about what the Grateful-Blue Roadhouse Orchestra brings to the music of the Grateful Dead. Although they will be playing exclusively Grateful Dead tunes, they do not want to be seen exclusively as a "cover band". Marc commented: "I have always played Grateful Dead music, as long as I have been playing guitar. I just like the sound of the music". "We all like to share the music". Cliff adds:" The Grateful Dead songbook was very unusual. The songs had a richness not found in other bands". "We all had different eras in which we were introduced to the band". The band is close in "feel" to the Grateful Dead without being note for note copies. There is no "Jerry" or "Bobby" in the group. It just comes out Grateful Dead. Jim added: "It's all about listening and responding to one another as opposed to playing a preconceived notion of what the Dead were playing". It is as it should be then, because the Dead never played note for note copies of their songs night to night. This is a band that captures the spirit of the Grateful Dead. They investigate and explore the chemistry of the Dead. Garc... (read more)

Freihofer's Live at the Jazz Bar - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 17, 2019 - Saratoga Springs

With the Useless Cans Stroll up the hill to the Hall of Springs Jazz Bar to enjoy live jazz music by acclaimed regional ensembles. The series is courtesy of Freihofer's Baking Company, the longtime title sponsor of SPAC's iconic Saratoga Jazz Festival.

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune - Broadhurst Theatre
July 17, 2019 - Manhattan

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Live Jazz - The Rose Club
July 17, 2019 - New York

Live Jazz music performed by Kat Gang Jazz.

Ayako Mihara Trio - Tomi Jazz
July 17, 2019 - New York

Ayako Mihara Trio

I Draw Slow - Irish Arts Center
July 17, 2019 - New York

Following sold-out shows on both sides of the Atlantic and appearances in music festivals across the globe, the beloved Dublin folk ensemble I Draw Slow returns to IAC for a one-night-only performance. About the band Featuring siblings Dave (vocals/guitar) and Louise Holden (vocals), Adrian Harton (violin), Colin Derham (clawhammer banjo), and Konrad Liddy (double bass), Dublin's I Draw Slow combines American folk and Irish storytelling traditions with close-harmony vocals, instrumentation, and subject matter. Their second album, Redhills, released in 2011, garnered attention internationally with the breakout track "Goldmine" featured on a Spotify playlist placement.

Rhythm Warm, Rhythm Hot - 92nd Street Y
July 17, 2019 - New York

Exquisite Brazilian vocalist Maucha Adnet (who toured extensively with Jobim) and the superlative trio that epitomizes Brazilian jazz start the evening off with their "swings so cool, sways so gentle" songs of love and longing. Things go from warm to fiery in the concert's second half when the most exciting new maestros in Latin jazz, the Curtis Brothers and the knockout percussionists in their Afro-Cuban Jazz Quintet, take the stage in a program ranging from Dizzy Gillespie to Machito. Rhythm warm, rhythm hot, this is jazz for a summer night! The Brazilian Trio with Maucha Adnet Maucha Adnet, vocals Helio Alves, piano Nilson Matta, bass Duduka Da Fonseca, drums The Curtis Brothers Afro-Cuban Jazz Quintet: CUBOP! Zaccai Curtis, piano Luques Curtis, bass Willie Martinez, timbales Camilo Molina-Gaetán, congas Reinaldo De Jesus, bongos

Teatro Nuovo Presents Bellini's: La Straniera - Dizzy's Club
July 17, 2019 - New York

Teatro Nuovo presents a semi-staged performance of Bellini's second opera to reach America, La Straniera (The Stranger). The late Philip Gossett called La Straniera Bellini's "most radical opera". It is one of the most gorgeously melodic scores in all of opera, and at the same time one of the most uncompromisingly focused on psychological drama. Performers include soprano Christine Lyons, tenor Derrek Stark and baritone Steven LaBrie. The Teatro Nuovo Chorus and Orchestra are conducted by Will Crutchfield, maestro al cembalo and Jakob Lehmann, primo violino e capo d'orchestra.

The Kennedy Administration - Groove
July 17, 2019 - New York

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John Brothers Piano Company - Littlefield
July 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Ages 21+ Early jazz meets stride and swing in John Brothers Piano Company's unrelenting energy, elegance, and humor. John Brothers Piano Company is an Oakland-based instrumental quartet whose compositions oscillate between incisive part-writing and unrestrained improvisational energy. Guided by this interplay, seemingly disparate influences, from chamber music to hot jazz, are focused through emphatic lyricism. In 2011 a group of friends at UC Berkeley had recently graduated and were contemplating job options. Finding that by hauling their spinet piano to nearby subway stations and busking together they could make enough to survive in the Bay Area, the path forward was clear. After the first few haphazard street shows and a generous write-up in the San Francisco Chronicle, the newly-formed John Brothers Piano Company began receiving opportunities to bring their wild sound in off the street.

What the Constitution Means to Me - Helen Hayes Theatre
July 17, 2019 - New York

Fifteen-year-old Heidi Schreck put herself through college by giving speeches about the U.S. Constitution. Now, the Obie Award winner resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the document's profound impact on women's bodies—starting with her great-great-grandmother, a mail-order bride who died under mysterious circumstances. This witty and searingly personal exploration breathes new life into our founding document and imagines how it will shape the next generation of American women.

David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band - Birdland Jazz Club
July 17, 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:

Raphael D'lugoff Trio +1 - Fat Cat
July 17, 2019 - New York

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Don Hahn/Mike Camacho Bnad - Fat Cat
July 17, 2019 - New York

Don Hahn/Mike Camacho Bnad

The Howlin Brothers - Sportsmen's Tavern
July 17, 2019 - Buffalo

The Howlin' Brothers are a Nashville based string band composed of Ian Craft, Dan Swan and Jared Green. Anchored in a bed of old-time blues and bluegrass, their upbeat shows are heavy with original and traditional music, featuring the sounds of slide banjo, harmonica and old-time fiddle. Sounding like what would happen if a bunch of Appalachian punk rockers formed a jug-band, The Howlin' Brothers play with a ferocious energy that drags you in and finds you boogieing along in spite of yourself. Coming to see the show from out of town? Please visit our friends at the Adams Mark Hotel.

Anat Fort Trio - Birdland Jazz Club
July 17, 2019 - New York

20 Years after their initial meeting in a rehearsal basement in the east village, the Anat Fort trio has hundreds of performances under its belt. The band, consisting of American bass player Gary Wang, German drummer Roland Schneider and Israeli pianist-composer Fort, has played New York jazz clubs for over two decades, gathering an extensive following in the whole metropolitan area. 9 years after their beginning, they spread apart: Roland moved to Berlin and Anat to Tel-Aviv. Gary is the only one who stayed in NY, but that has not stopped them from touring the US, Canada, Europe, China and Israel performing in all major venues such as Montreal jazz festival, JVC jazz festival, Blue Note, Birdland, Tel-Aviv Opera House, Israel festival, NDR in Hamburg, Duc Des Lombards in Paris, Porgy and Bess in Vienna, A-Trane in Berlin and many more. In 2010, the trio released their long-awaited first recording, And if, on the prestigious ECM Records label. The recording garnered international acclaim and was named one of the best 10 records of the year by "Slate" magazine. In 2016 they released Birdwatching on ECM Records as well. The recording, called "a subtle triumph" by the NY Times, featur... (read more)

Late Night Session: Jonathan Thomas: Harlem Renaissance: Through the Eyes of Langston Hughes - Dizzy's Club
July 17, 2019 - New York

With pianist Jonathan Thomas, bassist Ryan Berg, drummer Bryan Carter, vocalist Karlea Lynné, and poet Cyrus Aaron.

James Carter - Blue Note
Through July 17, 2019 - New York

You have to be totally comfortable wherever," Carter says. "I feel that music equals life, that's the way my teacher always taught me. You just can't go through life and experience it fully with a set of blinders on. I think there's tremendous beauty in cross-pollinations of music and influences." In many ways, weaving together divergent impulses is at the heart of Carter's music. Like the late tenor sax titan Ben Webster, he's given to furious, high-velocity solos, but is just as likely to wax sentimental, using his big, bruising tone to tenderly caress a comely melody. In 2000, he released two albums simultaneously that amounted to an anti-manifesto, a proclamation that everything is fair game. On Chasin' the Gypsy, a voluptuous, lyrical session partly inspired by the timeless collaboration between Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, he assembled a thrilling group with violinist Regina Carter and Brazilian guitarist Romero Lubambo, for a project born out of some sound check jamming with Lubambo and Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista during a tour with Kathleen Battle. The groove-laden Layin' in the Cut, featuring James Blood Ulmer's former rhythm section with electric... (read more)

Late Night Session: Jonathan Thomas: Harlem Renaissance: Through the Eyes of Langston Hughes - Dizzy's Club
July 18, 2019 - New York

With pianist Jonathan Thomas, bassist Ryan Berg, drummer Bryan Carter, vocalist Karlea Lynné, and poet Cyrus Aaron.

Life Cycles: Blade, Boccato, Cowherd, Croft, Hart, Walden & Weiss - Blue Note
July 18, 2019 - New York

Writing in The New York Times (4.23.2015), Nate Chinen called Brian Blade "one of the most unaffect­edly charis­matic musicians in jazz." We couldn't agree more, and now the Jazz Standard is proud to present this gifted drummer's latest project, Life Cycles. Along with such longtime members of the Brian Blade Fellowship as pianist Jon Cowherd and saxophonist Myron Walden, the new aggregation includes vocalist/vibraphonist Monte Croft; he first recorded as a leader circa 1989 (two albums on Columbia) and went on to work with the groups of Branford Marsalis and James Spaulding, in addition to his own out­fits. As for Shreveport, Louisiana native Brian Blade, from 1988 through 1993 he studied and played with many of the New Orleans masters, including Ellis Marsalis, Steve Masakowski, Germaine Bazzle, and Alvin "Red" Tyler. A member of the Wayne Shorter Quartet since 2000, Brian Blade also has worked with Joni Mitchell, Marianne Faithfull, Emmylou Harris, Herbie Hancock, and Bob Dylan. "[His] rich tapestry of cymbal variations, swelling snare–rolls and asymmetrical accents, cou­pled with an unfaltering heartbeat of a pulse, marks out an unusually emotional drummer."

CEG presents The Funky Knuckles with Adam Ahuja - DROM
July 18, 2019 - New York

The Funky Knuckles is a world-class jazz orchestra made up of genetically enhanced cybernetic super men. They have played at the finest venues around the world delivering mind blowing rhythms and harmonic complexity that will shatter your fragile psyche and leave you drowning in a pool of fresh llama milk. The band members are as brilliant as they are handsome and they have performed with people such as the legendary Phill Aelony. This unstoppable crime-fighting squadron will make you dance like a kraken on meth before you burst into tears of joy which can be combined with powder from a ground up cobra skull to synthesize the elixir you need to pass through solid objects. Adam Ahuja is an NYC-based keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist who melds jazz, rock, funk, soul and electronic music into a fluid style. Adam performs and loops multiple instruments live on the spot: keyboards & key-bass, singing & rhyming, and beatboxing & drums pads. Ahuja's show can involve live participation loop recording audience members on stage.

River & Blues: Low Cut Connie - Robert F. Wagner, Junior Park
July 18, 2019 - New York

The contagious joy of a Low Cut Connie show starts onstage and quickly spreads throughout the crowd. The rootsy, soulful sounds explode into high-octane, red-blooded, American rock-and-roll driven by the pounding piano of frontman Adam Weiner. They will be performing songs from five studio albums including their latest release Dirty Pictures (Part 2), which Rolling Stone describes as "a stand-alone triumph of missionary zeal."

Albert Castiglia W/ Special Guests - Buffalo Iron Works
July 18, 2019 - Buffalo

Masterpiece to be released by Gulf Coast Records May 24, 2019 "It may be a bit premature to crown Albert Castiglia America's newest King of the Blues, but there's little doubt that he at least deserves the title of heir apparent." — Miami New Times As most artists will attest, the most unexpected circumstance can spark artistic inspiration. That's a fact that hasn't been lost on singer, songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire Albert Castiglia. With his latest album, the aptly named Masterpiece, he celebrates an unforeseen triumph — a connection with a daughter he never knew he had. The result is a work that's both personal and provocative all at the same time. Castiglia calls this the most meaningful album he's ever made. "My daughter finding me and opening up my world to an additional family, including two grandchildren, brought out the deepest material I've ever created," he notes, "along with my wife, they were my muses." Indeed, songs such as "Keep On Swinging", "Masterpiece" and "Bring on the Rain" address the unexpected emotions that infused his psyche with the discovery of a family he never knew. "Prior to my daughter finding me, my entire adult life felt incomplete," Ca... (read more)

Stu Weisman Presents Ava Savarino - PAUSA Art House
July 18, 2019 - Buffalo,

Ava Savarino love of jazz started when at just 7 years old she heard Blossom Dearie's rendition of "Let Me Love You". Today, her repertoire, style, delivery, and maturity belies that she is still a high school student. She studies with jazz luminary Nancy Kelley, listens to a wide range of jazz, and expands her horizon to include blues influences as well. Ava has been invited to sit in with some of Buffalo and Rochester's elite musicians, but this will be her first featured performance. Stu Weissman has been a mainstay on the local music seen as a guitarist, band leader, former Adjunct instructor of Guitar at Buff State, and private teacher to many well known local instrumentalists. He nurtured the musical development of his sons Avery and Ethan who have established their own reputations. His career spans a 1974 engagement with the Buffalo Philharmonic and Ethel Merman on opening night at Art Park to backing up Grammy winning Tom Hambridge at the 2018 Silo City Blues Festival, and performs weekly at "The Sportsmens". He is thrilled to work with and formally introduce Ava.

Words & Music Open Mic - Daily Planet Coffee
July 18, 2019 - Buffalo

Open mic poetry and original music showcase. Local area musicians, poets, and spoken word artists, sign up on arrival to showcase their talents. Hosted by Christina Stock

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune - Broadhurst Theatre
July 18, 2019 - Manhattan

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The Play That Goes Wrong - Lyceum Theatre
July 18, 2019 - New York

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Bowlive Viii Featuring Soulive with Special Guest Ivan Neville - Brooklyn Bowl
July 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Soulive has never made any bones about what they do best; it's right there in their name. Since forming in 1999, the trio of guitarist Eric Krasno, drummer Alan Evans and keyboardist Neal Evans has carried the torch for the soul-jazz organ trio—that venerable, funky institution pioneered by the likes of Jimmy Smith, Brother Jack McDuff and Groove Holmes in the late '60s. Rest assured, when the Evans brothers first brought Kraz by their Woodstock studio, there was plenty of old vinyl spread out on the floor.

Atsushi Ouchi - Tomi Jazz
July 18, 2019 - New York

Atsushi Ouchi

Miloš - Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
July 18, 2019 - Katonah

BBC Music Magazine named Miloš as one of the "champions of the classical guitar who have shaped its sound in the last century." Although he has appeared at almost all major concert halls and festivals around the globe, this will be Miloš' debut at Caramoor — in the exquisite beauty of the Sunken Garden no less. Program to include works by J.S. Bach, Villa-Lobos, Granados, Duplessy, Lennon & McCartney, and others. "One of the most exciting and communicative classical guitarists today" — The New York Times Artists MILOŠ, guitar Program J.S. Bach Suite in C Minor, BWV 997, Prelude and Fuge Granados Oriental and Andaluza De Falla "Danza del molinero" from El Sombrero de Tres Picos Villa Lobos Selection of Works Domeniconi Koyunbaba

Combo Chimbita with Casperous Vine - Babeville
July 18, 2019 - Buffalo

Through her folkloric mystique, otherworldly psychedelia, and a dash of enigmatic punk, Ahomale by Combo Chimbita catapults the sacred knowledge of our forebears into the future. Their second studio album and Anti- Records debut sees the visionary quartet drawing from ancestral mythologies and musical enlightenment to unearth the awareness of Ahomale, the album's cosmic muse. Comprised of Carolina Oliveros' mesmeric contralto, illuminating storytelling and fierce guacharaca rhythms, Prince of Queens' hypnotic synth stabs and grooving bass lines, Niño Lento's imaginative guitar licks, and Dilemastronauta's powerful drumming, the lure and lore of Combo Chimbita comes into existence.

Juilliard Night: Four by Four - Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
July 18, 2019 - New York

Dan Chmielinski leads his jazz quartet alongside a string quartet in a "four by four" configuration. Dan will be bringing his original compositions to keep you tapping your foot and dancing in your seats!

Y La Bamba - Le Poisson Rouge
July 18, 2019 - New York

18+ Y La Bamba has been many things, but at the heart of it is singer-songwriter Luz Elena Mendoza's inquisitive sense of self. Their fifth record, Mujeres, carries on the Portland-based band's affinity for spiritual contemplation, but goes a step further in telling a story with a full emotional spectrum. Coming off Ojos Del Sol, one of NPR's Top 50 Albums of 2016, Mujeres exhibits the scope of Mendoza's artistic voice like never before. "Soy como soy," Mendoza says, and that declaration is the bold— even political— statement that positions Mujeres to be Y La Bamba's most unbridled offering yet.

Cécile Mclorin Salvant Meets the Bill Charlap Trio - 92nd Street Y
July 18, 2019 - New York

The spellbinding artistry of Cécile McLorin Salvant has already established the 29-year-old in the pantheon of jazz vocal greats. Following sensational sold-out Jazz in July appearances celebrating Sarah Vaughan and Cole Porter, Salvant returns for a very special pairing with the Bill Charlap Trio. Salvant brings a unique aesthetic to everything she sings, with an interpretative approach that respects tradition and is also thoroughly, thrillingly modern. The Bill Charlap Trio, with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, has been recognized as one of the leading ensembles in jazz over the last 20 years, and their work with singers from Tony Bennett to Diana Krall is unsurpassed. Wish you could have seen Ella Fitzgerald and Oscar Peterson in the last century? See this. Cécile McLorin Salvant, vocals Bill Charlap, piano Peter Washington, bass Kenny Washington, drums

Teatro Nuovo Presents Rossini's La Gazza Ladra - Dizzy's Club
July 18, 2019 - New York

Teatro Nuovo presents a semi-staged performance of Rossini's, La Gazza Ladra (The Thieving Magpie). With its familiar overture, this "slice of life" opera paved the way for everything from La Traviata to Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci. Performers include soprano Alisa Jordheim, mezzo-soprano Hannah Ludwig, tenor Oliver Sewell, bass-baritone Erik van Heyningen and bass Hans Tashjian. The Teatro Nuovo Chorus and Orchestra are conducted by Rachelle Jonck, maestro al cembalo and Jakob Lehmann, primo violino e capo d'orchestra.

Jon Faddis Quartet - Dizzy's Club
July 18, 2019 - New York

With trumpeter Jon Faddis, pianist David Hazeltine, bassist Kiyoshi Kitagawa, and drummer Dion Parson.

Constitution Means to Me - Helen Hayes Theatre
July 18, 2019 - New York

Fifteen-year-old Heidi Schreck put herself through college by giving speeches about the U.S. Constitution. Now, the Obie Award winner resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the document's profound impact on women's bodies—starting with her great-great-grandmother, a mail-order bride who died under mysterious circumstances. This witty and searingly personal exploration breathes new life into our founding document and imagines how it will shape the next generation of American women.

Analía Goldberg's Trio - Gin Fizz
July 18, 2019 - New York

Analía Goldberg - Piano Patricio Bonfiglio - Bandoneon Christine Brebes - Violin Analía Goldberg is a world star and an ubiquitous presence to many tango events worldwide. She is known for her specific style after Maestro Osvaldo Pugliese. Analía Goldberg was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She spent part of her childhood in Wiesbaden before finally returning to Buenos Aires. After eleven years with the orchestra COLOR TANGO, she founded her sextet. She is always a guest at many international tango festivals, including Argentina, Brazil, France, Holland, Germany, China, Uruguay, Chile, Montreal.

Joe Magnarelli Band - Fat Cat
July 18, 2019 - New York

Joe Magnarelli Band

Low Cut Connie - Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park
July 18, 2019 - New York

The contagious joy of a Low Cut Connie show starts onstage and quickly spreads throughout the crowd. The rootsy, soulful sounds explode into high-octane, red-blooded, American rock-and-roll driven by the pounding piano of frontman Adam Weiner. They will be performing songs from five studio albums including their latest release Dirty Pictures (Part 2), which Rolling Stone describes as “a stand-alone triumph of missionary zeal.” #riverandblues 6 PM - Susan Z. Anthony ( DJ Set) 7 PM - Low Cut Connie

Tootie Heath Trio: Jazz and Comedy with Emmet Cohen & Russell Hall - Birdland Jazz Club
July 18, 2019 - New York

The younger brother of Percy and Jimmy Heath, Albert "Tootie" Heath has long been a top hard bop-based drummer with an open mind toward more commercial styles of jazz. After moving to New York (1957), he debuted on record with John Coltrane.

Tootie Heath Trio: Jazz and Comedy with Emmet Cohen & Russell Hall - Birdland Jazz Club
July 18, 2019 - New York

The younger brother of Percy and Jimmy Heath, Albert "Tootie" Heath has long been a top hard bop-based drummer with an open mind toward more commercial styles of jazz. After moving to New York (1957), he debuted on record with John Coltrane.

Jazzmobile Presents: A Residency at Minton's Playhouse - Minton's Playhouse
July 18, 2019 - New York

Jazzmobile Presents: A Residency at Minton's Playhouse

Live at the Archway: Kombilesa Mi / Puppetsburg / Joshua Reynolds - Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge
July 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Live at the Archway is an annual series of free concerts and interactive visual arts programming in the unique setting of the Dumbo Archway, one of the only covered outdoor spaces in New York City. The hip-hop group Kombilesa Mi takes the stage at 6:30pm, overlaying traditional Colombian rhythms and instruments with lyrics in both Spanish and the local language, Palenquero. Joshua Reynold’s exhibit “It All Adds Up”, a collection of "Inspirational Abstract" art (multi-colored layers of paint splatters and graffiti style lettering that form words of inspiration), as well as vibrant graphic style photography, is on-display in GALLERY CUBED. Pop Music by Puppetsburg opens the evening at 5:30pm.

Lionel Richie - Radio City Music Hall
Through July 18, 2019 - New York

Lionel Richie brings his Hello Tour to Radio City Music Hall on July 17 & 18.

Late Night Session: Jonathan Thomas: Harlem Renaissance: Through the Eyes of Langston Hughes - Dizzy's Club
July 19, 2019 - New York

With pianist Jonathan Thomas, bassist Ryan Berg, drummer Bryan Carter, vocalist Karlea Lynné, and poet Cyrus Aaron.

Julius Rodriguez - Randalls Island Park
July 19, 2019 - New York

Born in White Plains, NY, Julius' interest in music began very early on. Inspired by musicians in church, Julius was found banging on pots and pans at home when his parents decided he should start piano lessons. Studying classical music and theory, and teaching himself drums, Julius never thought to limit his musical identity, and has kept this value from early on. Studying at the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College Division, Julius participated in many high-school music programs and competitions including the NAACP ACT-SO (four-time national medalist), the National YoungArts Foundation (winner on drums and piano), the Charles Mingus Festival (recognition as a pianist, arranger and 1st place bandleader), the GRAMMY Camp Jazz Session, the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra. In 2016, Julius was selected as a member of the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Residency at the Kennedy Center in D.C. That year, he also was accepted into and began attending the Juilliard School for Jazz Studies on Piano. Julius has worked with a wide variety of artists including A$AP Rocky, Wynton Marsalis, Macy Gray, James Morrison, Dev Hynes, Jazzmeia Horn, Brasstracks, Nick Hakim, Roy Hargrove, Carmen Lundy, Kassa... (read more)

Chris Bethmann at Rising Storm - Rising Storm Brewing Company
July 19, 2019 - Avon

Americana Songwriter Chris Bethmann hails from Rochester, NY. Drawing on influences like Jason Isbell, Eric Church, and Bruce Springsteen, Chris's songs paint stories with vivid imagery and poignant realism. Rochester-based guitarist Chris Bethmann is a storyteller at heart, capable of producing countrified ingenuity in an ever-changing world." ROCHESTER CITY NEWSPAPER Check out Bethmann's debut EP Naked Bourbon on Spotify, soundcloud, itunes, amazon, and more.

Life Cycles: Blade, Boccato, Cowherd, Croft, Hart, Walden & Weiss - Blue Note
July 19, 2019 - New York

Writing in The New York Times (4.23.2015), Nate Chinen called Brian Blade "one of the most unaffect­edly charis­matic musicians in jazz." We couldn't agree more, and now the Jazz Standard is proud to present this gifted drummer's latest project, Life Cycles. Along with such longtime members of the Brian Blade Fellowship as pianist Jon Cowherd and saxophonist Myron Walden, the new aggregation includes vocalist/vibraphonist Monte Croft; he first recorded as a leader circa 1989 (two albums on Columbia) and went on to work with the groups of Branford Marsalis and James Spaulding, in addition to his own out­fits. As for Shreveport, Louisiana native Brian Blade, from 1988 through 1993 he studied and played with many of the New Orleans masters, including Ellis Marsalis, Steve Masakowski, Germaine Bazzle, and Alvin "Red" Tyler. A member of the Wayne Shorter Quartet since 2000, Brian Blade also has worked with Joni Mitchell, Marianne Faithfull, Emmylou Harris, Herbie Hancock, and Bob Dylan. "[His] rich tapestry of cymbal variations, swelling snare–rolls and asymmetrical accents, cou­pled with an unfaltering heartbeat of a pulse, marks out an unusually emotional drummer."

Pete Levin - PAUSA Art House
July 19, 2019 - Buffalo,

In a diverse music career spanning several decades, keyboardist/arranger Pete Levin has performed and recorded with hundreds of Jazz and Pop artists - including Paul Simon, Annie Lennox, Miles Davis, David Sanborn, Lenny White, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Robbie Robertson and John Scofield - receiving critical accolades for his work during a 15 year association with the legendary Gil Evans, and his 8 year stint with jazz icon Jimmy Giuffre. In a rare Buffalo appearance... Pete will be joined by Joe Goehle on bass, and drummer, Joe Goretti. The trio will perform unique takes on standards as well as some original compositions.

The Play That Goes Wrong - Lyceum Theatre
July 19, 2019 - New York

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Naked Soul - The Capitol Theatre
July 19, 2019 - Port Chester

Naked Soul is a world-class, ten-piece powerhouse. An all-star lineup of highly accomplished musicians who have performed and recorded with some of today's most celebrated artists such as Santana, The Roots, Lauryn Hill, Shakira, John Legend, Matchbox 20, Usher, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Lady Gaga, Prince, Rob Thomas, P!nk, Deborah Cox, Lalah Hathaway, David Sanborn, Chaka Kahn, Gloria Gaynor, Vicki Sue Robinson, Jose Feliciano, Ray Charles, Gladys Knight, Wynton Marsalis, Smokey Robinson, Tony Bennett, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, among many others. A unique combination of youthful energy, musical diversity, and years of experience has earned Naked Soul a reputation for being hands down, the area's most exciting party band. At the heart of the band is a tight rhythm section accented by two funky horns, an exciting percussionist and five dynamic vocalists. This distinctive line-up enables Naked Soul to deliver an incredibly diverse repertoire and sound, featuring some of the greatest music from the past half-century and artists such as Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Earth Wind & Fire, Journey, Bon Jovi, Toto, David Bowie, Blackstreet, A... (read more)

Bowlive Viii Featuring Soulive with Special Guest Ivan Neville - Brooklyn Bowl
July 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Soulive has never made any bones about what they do best; it's right there in their name. Since forming in 1999, the trio of guitarist Eric Krasno, drummer Alan Evans and keyboardist Neal Evans has carried the torch for the soul-jazz organ trio—that venerable, funky institution pioneered by the likes of Jimmy Smith, Brother Jack McDuff and Groove Holmes in the late '60s. Rest assured, when the Evans brothers first brought Kraz by their Woodstock studio, there was plenty of old vinyl spread out on the floor.

Vanessa Rubin, Brandon Mccune, Kenny Davis & Winard Harper - Mezzrow Jazz Club
July 19, 2019 - New York

Vanessa Rubin (Vocalist) Brandon McCune (Piano) Kenny Davis (Bass) Winard Harper (Drums) Vocalist Vanessa Rubin makes her return to Mezzrow for a weekend with her quartet featuring Brandon McCune on piano, Kenny Davis on bass, & Winard Harper on drums.

Ariella - Babeville
July 19, 2019 - Buffalo

Infusing Funk, Jazz and Samba with Blues Soul and Tango, Award winning International Touring artists Ariella and Nicolaas have created a memorable ear-catching sound. Formed in September of 2013 they quickly became one of the top acts in their native Tampa Bay music scene, as evidenced by their nomination for best local group in Tampa Bay and Ari for best Jazz vocalist. Their high energy live show has landed them performance slots at renowned venues such as Skippers Smokehouse, Janus Live, The Tampa Hard Rock Casino and have opened for Lake Street Dive at Vinyl Music Hall. They have also performed in New York, Cleveland, Atlanta, Asheville, New Orleans, Los Angeles and Austin. This past summer (2018) they expanded into Canada with concerts in Ottawa and Hamilton Ontario. On their way home they were honored to be guest performers at Victor Wooten's nature camp Wooten Woods outside of Nashville Tenn. In 2019 they have broadened their reach again with a series of eight shows in Scotland.

Tom McDermott at Colored Musicians Club - Colored Musicians Club of Buffalo NY Inc
July 19, 2019 - Buffalo

The Big Easy in Buffalo presents Tom McDermott The Historic Colored Musicians Club Doors 7 pm, Show 8 pm FREE! (Donations for the artist welcome and encouraged). About Tom: Tom McDermott is one of New Orleans' premiere piano players and composers. He grew up in St. Louis, where he earned a Masters' Degree in Music, wrote music journalism for the morning paper, and soaked up the sounds of ragtime and traditional jazz that flourished there in the 1960s and 70s. In 1984, spurred by his love of James Booker, Professor Longhair and Dr. John, he moved to New Orleans, a trip enabled by a gig at the World's Fair. Tom is known for his eclecticism, and is just about the only New Orleans pianist to stretch from the mid-19th-century music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk to the funky New Orleans piano today. He has a great love of Brazilian music (17 trips there so far), the Beatles, European classical music, early Duke Ellington, and much more.

What the Constitution Means to Me - Helen Hayes Theatre
July 19, 2019 - New York

Fifteen-year-old Heidi Schreck put herself through college by giving speeches about the U.S. Constitution. Now, the Obie Award winner resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the document's profound impact on women's bodies—starting with her great-great-grandmother, a mail-order bride who died under mysterious circumstances. This witty and searingly personal exploration breathes new life into our founding document and imagines how it will shape the next generation of American women.

The Tristones - The Groove
July 19, 2019 - New York

The Tristones is a Blues-Rock-Funk project fronted by Canadian guitarist Tristan Clark. Originally from Vancouver Island, Canada, Tristan started playing guitar at the age of 11. He completed his degree in Jazz Performance at Humber College in Toronto in 2005. In 2014, Tristan moved to New York City to further pursue his career in the music industry. Tristan also teaches guitar as adjunct faculty for New York University's Music and Performing Arts Department. The Tristones released their debut full-length album 'Donkey' in Toronto in 2013. Since relocating to NYC, The Tristones features Gregory Jones on bass and Adam Jackson on drums. Gregory studied at the New England Conservatory of Music. He is active on the Jazz, RnB, Brazilian, Latin-Jazz and Gospel scenes locally and has toured extensively. Adam studied performance at The New School and has worked with world-class artists (locally and internationally) as well as in the studio.

Fujiya & Miyagi @ Elsewhere (Hall) - Elsewhere (Hall)
July 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

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J Hoard - National Sawdust
July 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

featuring Rashad McPherson, Chauncey Matthews, Ron'ette Hoard, and Michael Blume Artist-in-Residence J Hoard, the Brooklyn–based singer and songwriter who won a Grammy Award for his work with Chance the Rapper, curates this showcase of the unique voice he's cultivating in underground clubs on the Lower East Side. His vibrant melodies, lyrical genius, and infectious beats have launched him to international prominence, landing him featured spots in music festivals in Canada and Mexico, and he has toured with artists ranging from Sonnymoon and Kimbra to Meshell Ndegeocello and Pharoahe Monch.

Live in the Taproom: Summer Music Series - Taproom 642
July 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Live music series pairing craft beer with jazz and acoustic soul musicians. Spring and summer 2019 enjoy the music of Pravin Thompson, Kat Lee, May Cheung, Charlie Rauh, Alicyn Yaffee, Sivan Arbel, Yuka Tadano and more as you sip made on site craft beers, craft kombucha and exclusive New York spirits in our private courtyard beer garden. The "Live in the Taproom" series will feature Band Jam Sessions, Jazz Trios and Classical Quartet nights. You'll be able to enjoy bottle service for your group or explore curated tasting flights. Summer Series Schedule May 3rd: Pravin Thompson Trio May 17th: Taylor Bradshaw & May Cheung Solo Sets June 7th: Charlie Rauh & Alicyn Yaffee with Pravin Thompson June 21st: Brillbird Band July 5th: Pravin Thompson Trio July 19th: Sivan Arbel & Yuka Tadano with Pravin Thompson August 2nd: Open Sessions August 16th: Open Sessions August 30th: Pravin Thompson Quartet

Club 59: The Cabana - Lot 45 Bushwick
Through July 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

It's 1959. A monumental year for jazz, a creative consolidation of eclectic musical styles. People coming together from all corners of Manhattan to smoke, to drink, to eat, to tap their feet, soaking the beat through their skin in a way we rarely stop to do these days. You open the doors to the lounge and there are people dancing, people playing cards, people laying back and relaxing watching dancers twirl by and the notes fly. From the creator and producer of L -U- S- T comes a new series of events to celebrate the 60th anniversary of what is known by many as the most influential year of jazz. Thursday, July 18th gain access to Club 59's premiere event "The Cabana" in honor of the many nights my grandparents spent at The Copa dressed to the nines in their glamorous attire. Club 59 includes: ~Open Lounge Area for card games, board games, chess, etc. Bring your own or we will have some available *(no cash betting/gambling allowed)* ~Dinner Menu available from the restaurateur and chef Samia Behaya ~Live Music by La Pachamambo (Salsa, Mambo, and Cumbia) ~Dancing ~DJ in between sets ~Burlesque & Showgirl Glamour by THE LOVE SHOW

Chief Curator Tour - PS 118 The Maurice Sendak Community School
Through July 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

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Late Night Session: Molly Miller & Friends - Dizzy's Club
July 20, 2019 - New York

With guitarist Dr. Molly Miller.

Meyer and Mcguire - Rio Tomatlan
July 20, 2019 - Canandaigua

MEYER AND MCGUIRE

Life Cycles: Blade, Boccato, Cowherd, Croft, Hart, Walden & Weiss - Blue Note
July 20, 2019 - New York

Writing in The New York Times (4.23.2015), Nate Chinen called Brian Blade "one of the most unaffect­edly charis­matic musicians in jazz." We couldn't agree more, and now the Jazz Standard is proud to present this gifted drummer's latest project, Life Cycles. Along with such longtime members of the Brian Blade Fellowship as pianist Jon Cowherd and saxophonist Myron Walden, the new aggregation includes vocalist/vibraphonist Monte Croft; he first recorded as a leader circa 1989 (two albums on Columbia) and went on to work with the groups of Branford Marsalis and James Spaulding, in addition to his own out­fits. As for Shreveport, Louisiana native Brian Blade, from 1988 through 1993 he studied and played with many of the New Orleans masters, including Ellis Marsalis, Steve Masakowski, Germaine Bazzle, and Alvin "Red" Tyler. A member of the Wayne Shorter Quartet since 2000, Brian Blade also has worked with Joni Mitchell, Marianne Faithfull, Emmylou Harris, Herbie Hancock, and Bob Dylan. "[His] rich tapestry of cymbal variations, swelling snare–rolls and asymmetrical accents, cou­pled with an unfaltering heartbeat of a pulse, marks out an unusually emotional drummer."

Bataviastock Featuring Melanie - Batavia Downs Gaming
July 20, 2019 - Batavi

Abraxas - Santana and Sly and the Family Stone Tribute, The Who Show, Piece of my Heart - Janis Joplin Tribute, With a Little Help From My Friends - Joe Cocker Tribute, Mike McDonald + the Bayou Boys (CCR Tribute)

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune - Broadhurst Theatre
July 20, 2019 - Manhattan

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The Play That Goes Wrong - Lyceum Theatre
July 20, 2019 - New York

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Almost Queen • a Tribute to Queen W/ Black Dog, a Tribute to Led Zeppelin - The Capitol Theatre
July 20, 2019 - Port Chester

THE most authentic QUEEN live show since the days of QUEEN themselves. A deliberate four piece band, Almost Queen delivers a live performance showcasing signature four part harmonies and intricate musical interludes. Donning genuine costumes, Almost Queen recaptures the live energy and precision that is the ultimate Queen experience.

Bowlive Viii Featuring Soulive with Special Guest Ivan Neville - Brooklyn Bowl
July 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Soulive has never made any bones about what they do best; it's right there in their name. Since forming in 1999, the trio of guitarist Eric Krasno, drummer Alan Evans and keyboardist Neal Evans has carried the torch for the soul-jazz organ trio—that venerable, funky institution pioneered by the likes of Jimmy Smith, Brother Jack McDuff and Groove Holmes in the late '60s. Rest assured, when the Evans brothers first brought Kraz by their Woodstock studio, there was plenty of old vinyl spread out on the floor.

Lara Ewen - Freddy's Bar
July 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Part of the Big City Folk night!

Vanessa Rubin, Brandon Mccune, Kenny Davis & Winard Harper - Mezzrow Jazz Club
July 20, 2019 - New York

Vanessa Rubin (Vocalist) Brandon McCune (Piano) Kenny Davis (Bass) Winard Harper (Drums) Vocalist Vanessa Rubin makes her return to Mezzrow for a weekend with her quartet featuring Brandon McCune on piano, Kenny Davis on bass, & Winard Harper on drums.

Lara Ewen - Freddy's Bar
July 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Part of the Big City Folk night!

3 Night Pass (Weekend 2) - Bowlive Viii Featuring Soulive - Brooklyn Bowl
July 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Soulive has never made any bones about what they do best; it's right there in their name. Since forming in 1999, the trio of guitarist Eric Krasno, drummer Alan Evans and keyboardist Neal Evans has carried the torch for the soul-jazz organ trio—that venerable, funky institution pioneered by the likes of Jimmy Smith, Brother Jack McDuff and Groove Holmes in the late '60s. Rest assured, when the Evans brothers first brought Kraz by their Woodstock studio, there was plenty of old vinyl spread out on the floor. In their 13 years together, Soulive has followed the muse in the direction of hip-hop, R&B, blues and rock, collaborating with the likes of Chaka Khan, Dave Matthews, Talib Kweli, John Scofield, Derek Trucks, Maceo Parker, Susan Tedeschi, Robert Randolph, Joshua Redman, Kenny Garrett, Fred Wesley, The Roots, Ivan Neville and so many others, even going so far as to record a full album of covers by The Beatles (Rubber Soulive). But, no matter how they push the limits of the organ trio, they always come back to their bread and butter: blistering solos and grooves that don't quit. Their latest, a four-track EP entitled, SPARK, deserves a place on your record shelf right between Bo... (read more)

Big City Folk EP Release Triple EP release - Freddy's Bar
July 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Big City Folk EP Release Triple EP release!

Sharp Tree - Tomi Jazz
July 20, 2019 - New York

Sharp Tree

Sam Dillon and Frank Basile Group - Fat Cat
July 20, 2019 - New York

Sam Dillon and Frank Basile Group

J.C. Hopkins & the Biggish Band - Minton's Playhouse
July 20, 2019 - Harlem

Event Details: 1st Set 7:30 pm – Doors Open 6 pm 2nd Set 9:30 pm – Doors Open 9 pm Sets are 1 hour long.

Summer Soups - The Perfect Pear
July 20, 2019 - Chester

Soup is good food, no matter the season! In this demo class, Chef Laura will take you through how to make delicious chilled soups with special garnishes, including a Cucumber and Shrimp Gazpacho, Cantaloupe with Crispy Prosciutto and Fresh Tomato with Basil. Served with sparkling wine. This class is limited to six participants.

What the Constitution Means to Me - Helen Hayes Theatre
July 20, 2019 - New York

Fifteen-year-old Heidi Schreck put herself through college by giving speeches about the U.S. Constitution. Now, the Obie Award winner resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the document's profound impact on women's bodies—starting with her great-great-grandmother, a mail-order bride who died under mysterious circumstances. This witty and searingly personal exploration breathes new life into our founding document and imagines how it will shape the next generation of American women.

Bronx Rising! Voices of Praise: A Gospel Music Celebration - Bronx Music Heritage Center
July 20, 2019 - Bronx

Celebrating the music of the Gospel tradition with artists who grew up in the African American and Caribbean Gospel congregations in the Bronx. Featuring Gospel/blues vocalist Monica Meaux Hope and Musical Director Anthony G. Evans. We are located steps from the 2/5 train at Freeman Street. Parking accessible.

Delfeayo Marsalis & The Uptown Jazz Orchestra - Ginny's Supper Club
July 20, 2019 - New York

Delfeayo Marsalis is one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz today. Known for his "technical excellence, inventive mind and frequent touches of humor" (Leonard Feather, Los Angeles Times), he is "one of the best, most imaginative and musical of the trombonists of his generation." (Philip Elwood, San Francisco Examiner.) In January 2011, Delfeayo and the Marsalis family (father Ellis and brothers Branford, Wynton and Jason) earned the nation's highest jazz honor – a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award.

Ceg Presents: Tigerman, Zr. King, Cat Dail - The Bowery Electric
July 20, 2019 - New York City

This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

Diane Blue & the Boston Soul-Blues All-Stars - Sportsmen's Tavern
July 20, 2019 - Buffalo

Diane Blue & the Boston Soul-Blues All-Stars. "Blue is a multi-talented performer who's equally at home belting out a blues standard or cutting loose with a ferocious harmonica solo." – Bill Van Siclen, Providence Journal "A sensational lead singer dripping with emotion who puts every inch into every syllable." – Gary Stoller, No Depression "[Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters' album Maxwell Street] is in no small part accentuated by the full-throated, soulful singing of Diane Blue."

New York Hip Hop vs. Reggae Yacht Party at Skyport Marina Cabana Yacht - Skyport Marina
Through July 20, 2019 - New York

Reggae Cruise Yacht party at Skyport Marinas Cabana Yacht located at 2430 Fdr Drive Service Road East New York, NY 10010. Party alongside NYC Skyline & Landmarks at the Hottest Hip Hop vs. Reggae Friday Cruise with New York Hottests Djs!

Myron Walden - Blue Note
Through July 20, 2019 - New York

Myron Walden is a gifted multi-instrumentalist, lauded for the rich earnestness of his sound and clarity of tone and his distinctly impassioned stage presence. Myron, who first specialized on the alto saxophone and the rarely heard bass clarinet, has added the tenor saxophone to his musical arsenal. He is a leader of an expanding number of musical projects, reflecting the varied aspects of a growing musical identity. He is an in-demand sideman, a founding member of Brian Blade's Fellowship Band and a regular band member of the ensembles of such jazz legends as the late Ray Barretto and Freddie Hubbard. He is a prodigious composer working in a wide variety of styles and moods (his oft-recorded "Like a Flower Seeking the Sun" is but one example of an inventive spirit whose melodies have been recorded by the likes of Ravi Coltrane, Antoine Roney, Winard Harper, Vincent Herring, Carl Allen and Ray Barretto.) Yet if one aspect of Walden's kaleidoscopic musical identity could define him, it would be a driving, restless spirit – one that drives him to widen his experience, to dig deeper into himself, to challenge himself to find that certain truth that lies at the heart of any musical e... (read more)

Artboat NYC Yacht Party Cruise at Skyport Marina - Art Boat
Through July 20, 2019 - New York

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Live Jazz Trio - Fine & Rare
July 21, 2019 - New York

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Life Cycles: Blade, Boccato, Cowherd, Croft, Hart, Walden & Weiss - Blue Note
July 21, 2019 - New York

Writing in The New York Times (4.23.2015), Nate Chinen called Brian Blade "one of the most unaffect­edly charis­matic musicians in jazz." We couldn't agree more, and now the Jazz Standard is proud to present this gifted drummer's latest project, Life Cycles. Along with such longtime members of the Brian Blade Fellowship as pianist Jon Cowherd and saxophonist Myron Walden, the new aggregation includes vocalist/vibraphonist Monte Croft; he first recorded as a leader circa 1989 (two albums on Columbia) and went on to work with the groups of Branford Marsalis and James Spaulding, in addition to his own out­fits. As for Shreveport, Louisiana native Brian Blade, from 1988 through 1993 he studied and played with many of the New Orleans masters, including Ellis Marsalis, Steve Masakowski, Germaine Bazzle, and Alvin "Red" Tyler. A member of the Wayne Shorter Quartet since 2000, Brian Blade also has worked with Joni Mitchell, Marianne Faithfull, Emmylou Harris, Herbie Hancock, and Bob Dylan. "[His] rich tapestry of cymbal variations, swelling snare–rolls and asymmetrical accents, cou­pled with an unfaltering heartbeat of a pulse, marks out an unusually emotional drummer."

The Play That Goes Wrong - Lyceum Theatre
July 21, 2019 - New York

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Johnny O'neal Trio - Mezzrow Jazz Club
July 21, 2019 - New York

Johnny O'Neal (Piano) Johnny O'Neal is a jazz legend - a virtuostic pianist in the style of Art Tatum and a great vocalist steeped in the blues. Join him and histrio for an evening in our listening room.

Sunhyun Yoo - Tomi Jazz
July 21, 2019 - New York

Sunhyun Yoo

Best of Motown Feat. Carla Scott and Soul Infinity - Groove
July 21, 2019 - New York

All Ages Two item minimum Featuring some of New York City's finest musicians, the R&B tribute band Soul Infinity fuses blues, funk and soul to bring back the sweet sounds of the 1960s and '70s. The group is headed to New York's 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.

Bougie Brunch : The Ultimate Rooftop Brunch / Day Party - 14b Rooftop/ Lounge
July 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

BOUGIE BRUNCH welcomes patrons that are tired of the "BASIC" norms of brunch parties. We're making it our duty to provide an "EXPERIENCE" and not just an event. So please, join us as we make the city your playground! And it looks so much better from up high, sipping crafted cocktails and chilled champagne. This Event will feature Live and Interactive Food Stations curated By Chef O Station1. Pon Di Corna Caribbean Themed Fusions Station2. Thai Inspired "With a Twist" Station3. Health Nut Station4. Custom Island Inspired Dessert Bar

Christopher Mcbride Singer Meets Saxophonist - Minton's Playhouse
July 21, 2019 - Harlem

Event Details: 1st Set 7:30 pm – Doors Open 6 pm 2nd Set 9:00 pm – Doors Open 8:30 pm Sets are 1 hour long

Live Music: Scott Adams & Doug Robinson - Grist Iron Brewing Company
July 21, 2019 - Burdett

An eclectic energetic mix of Acoustic tunes. Classic rock, motown, 90s, oldies, originals, old country and new folk. Two life-long professional musicians who are still having a good time. You will too.

Manhattan Hip Hop vs. Reggae Yacht Party at Skyport Marina Cabana Yacht - Skyport Marina
Through July 21, 2019 - New York

Reggae Cruise Yacht party at Skyport Marinas Cabana Yacht located at 2430 Fdr Drive Service Road East New York, NY 10010. Party alongside NYC Skyline & Landmarks at the Hottest Hip Hop vs. Reggae Friday Cruise with New York Hottests Djs!

Booze Cruise Saturday Midnight Yacht party at Skyport Marina 2019 - Skyport Marina
Through July 21, 2019 - New York

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Manhattan Artboat Yacht Party Cruise at Skyport Marina - Art Boat
Through July 21, 2019 - New York

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Life Cycles: Blade, Boccato, Cowherd, Croft, Hart, Walden & Weiss - Blue Note
Through July 21, 2019 - New York

LIFE CYCLES: Blade, Boccato, Cowherd, Croft, Hart, Walden & Weiss FEATURING: Brian Blade - Drums Rogerio Boccato - Percussion Jon Cowherd - Piano Monte Croft - Vocals / Vibraphone John Hart - Guitar Myron Walden - Woodwinds Doug Weiss - Bass Writing in The New York Times (4.23.2015), Nate Chinen called Brian Blade "one of the most unaffect­edly charis­matic musicians in jazz." We couldn't agree more, and now Jazz Standard is proud to present this gifted drummer's latest project, Life Cycles. Along with such longtime members of the Brian Blade Fellowship as pianist Jon Cowherd and saxophonist Myron Walden, the new aggregation includes vocalist/vibraphonist Monte Croft; he first recorded as a leader circa 1989 (two albums on Columbia) and went on to work with the groups of Branford Marsalis and James Spaulding, in addition to his own out­fits. As for Shreveport, Louisiana native Brian Blade, from 1988 through 1993 he studied and played with many of the New Orleans masters, including Ellis Marsalis, Steve Masakowski, Germaine Bazzle, and Alvin "Red" Tyler. A member of the Wayne Shorter Quartet since 2000, Brian Blade also has worked with Joni Mitchell, Marianne Faithful... (read more)

A Weekly Saturday Night DesiParty - Stage48
Through July 21, 2019 - New York

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A Christian Mcbride Situation - Blue Note
Through July 22, 2019 - New York

Six-time GRAMMY®-winning jazz bassist Christian McBride can be likened to a force of nature, fusing the fire and fury of a virtuoso with the depth and grounding of a seasoned journeyman. Powered by a relentless energy and a boundless love of swing, McBride's path has described a continuous positive arc since his arrival on the scene. With a career now blazing into its third decade, the Philadelphia native has become one of the most requested, most recorded, and most respected figures in the music world today. Raised in a city steeped in soul, McBride moved to New York in 1989 to pursue classical studies at the Juilliard School. There he was promptly recruited to the road by saxophonist Bobby Watson. Call it a change in curriculum: a decade's worth of study through hundreds of recording sessions and countless gigs with an ever-expanding circle of musicians. He was finding his voice, and others were learning to listen for it.

BRASIL SUMMERFEST 2019 FESTIVAl - Multiple Venues in NYC
Through August 03, 2019 - New York

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

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

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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