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Blues and Jazz in New York City This Week - March 10-March 17

March 10, 2019 - 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.

It's Another Sunday Serenade the Billy Harper Quintet - Zinc Bar
March 10, 2019 - New York

It's Another Sunday Serenade the Billy Harper Quintet

Ranky Tanky - Schimmel Center
March 10, 2019 - New York

“Gullah” comes from West African language and means “a people blessed by God.” “Ranky Tanky” translates loosely as “Work It,” or “Get Funky!” In this spirit this Charleston, SC based quintet performs timeless music of Gullah culture born in the southeastern Sea Island region of the United States. From playful game songs to ecstatic shouts, from heartbreaking spirituals to delicate lullabies, the musical roots of Charleston, SC are ground from which these contemporary artists are grateful to have grown.

David DeJesus - Birdland
March 10, 2019 - New York

Saxophonist David DeJesus has been on the New York City Jazz scene since the late 90's and has established himself as a key player in numerous bands in various genres. In Jazz, David has performed with the Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the Mingus Big Band, the Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Stars, and Jimmy Heath's Big Band along with many others. In Latin Jazz and Salsa, David has shared the stage with Ruben Blades, Larry Harlow, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Artro O'Farrill and Tito Rodriguez Jr. Currently, David is the leader of the Birdland Big Band, a member of the Grammy nominated Bobby Sanabria Big Band, and the Legendary Ron Carter's Great Big Band. On top of his busy performing career, David has long been involved in education. Having taught at major conservatories including Manhattan School of Music, New York University, and the New School, David is proud to currently be a Professor of Jazz Studies at Purchase College where he directs the 18 piece Purchase Latin Jazz Orchestra, coaches student combos and instructs Jazz Arranging classes.

Jazz For Kids - Jazz Standard
March 10, 2019 - New York

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

Cortelyou Jazz Jam - Bar Chord
March 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

Weekly Jazz Jam hosted by Michael Vitali

Brian Newman - Birdland
March 10, 2019 - New York

Verve Recording Artist Singer/Trumpet Player Brian Newman & the New Alchemy Jazz Orchestra Birdland Brian Newman teams up with the New Alchemy Jazz Orchestra for an evening of big band sounds with some of best musicians New York City offers. Performing originals, jazz standards and classics from the Great American Songbook, this 18-piece band will take you for a ride through an eclectic mix of composers and sounds from the past and present and future of jazz music Jazz isn't what it used to be, but for trumpeter and vocalist Brian Newman, that's entirely the point. American trumpet legends like Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie and Lee Morgan are already a part of music history. They're revered and loved in the way they should be. As Newman explains, learning from them is paramount, but replicating them is pointless. "I don't want to do what's already been done," he says. "I love Robert Glasper and Kamasi Washington –guys like that are bringing jazz to another level but still referencing the tradition. Jazz shouldn't be placed in a glass jar." Newman is here to bust the art form out of its constraints, and it's a destiny he knew he had since his childhood. Growing up in Cleveland... (read more)

Bernstein at 100 - The Brick Church
March 10, 2019 - New York

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the one-and-only Leonard Bernstein, Musica Viva NY presents a program of Bernstein's cherished masterworks, alongside immensely beautiful compositions by Aaron Copland, one of Bernstein's dearest friends and colleagues. Enjoy the best of Americana with this program of music by two of the greatest American icons of the 20th century.

Sunday Night Jazz at The Campbell - The Campbell
March 10, 2019 - New York

Need a place to wind down before the start of the work week? Then come unwind at The Campbell for a night of jazz while enjoying cocktails and light bites. Every Sunday from 6pm – 10pm, forget about your problems while the sounds of smooth jazz flow from the hugely talented jazz duo, Acute Inflections. *Entry to Sunday Night Jazz is free, however booking a table is highly recommended to make sure you get the best view of the show*

Christopher Mcbride - Minton's Playhouse
March 10, 2019 - New York

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

David Gibson Quintet - Smalls Jazz Club
March 10, 2019 - New York

Trombonist David Gibson has enjoyed a varied musical career which is deeply rooted in the genres of jazz and funk. While reared in Oklahoma, Gibson's musical journey steered him to New York City. Jazz luminary Curtis Fuller said about Gibson, "Out of all the young players I hear in the music today, David is one of very few who speaks the language of jazz". David's newest recording, "BOOM!" is currently available from Posi-tone Records. It's his third for Posi-tone and marks a return to the traditional jazz quintet structure, featuring Josh Evans-trumpet, Theo Hill-piano, Alex Claffy-bass, Kush Abadey-drums, and Gibson's sonorous trombone. This fiery collection of musicians breathes life into eight new compositions in addition to newly minted arrangements of Tom McIntosh's "The Cup Bearers" and Eric Clapton's "Change the World". This iteration of Gibson's ensemble continues down the eclectic path he's been traversing for years and at times throughout, their new recording evokes modern post-bop, electric Miles and the piquant taste of the present day. There's something for everyone contained in this musical album. Gibson's early experience in New York had him performing with Slide ... (read more)

Schimmel Center at Pace University presents RANKY TANKY - Schimmel Center
March 10, 2019 - New York

Schimmel Center at Pace University presents RANKY TANKY Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 7:30pm Schimmel Center at Pace University continues its 2018-19 Folk Series with the South Carolina quintet Ranky Tanky on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 7:30pm. Specializing in fusing traditional Gullah music with jazz, blues, gospel, and R&B, the band's eponymous debut album hit #1 on the Billboard, iTunes, and Amazon Jazz Charts. Tickets start at $19 and can be purchased at SchimmelCenter.org, by phone at 212-346-1715, or by visiting the Schimmel Center Box Office at 3 Spruce Street, Manhattan. Box office hours are Tuesday-Saturday, Noon-5pm, and then beginning three hours prior to each performance, through intermission. "Combining revered Gullah kinship with a jazz sensibility, Ranky Tanky accentuates the spirituality connected to the ring shouts and praise houses, proposing a modern rendition of their ancestral music." - All About Jazz Gullah, which comes from West African language and means "a people blessed by God," refers to the descendants of West African slaves who now live in the coastal regions and sea islands of South Carolina and Georgia. In the Gullah language, which has approx... (read more)

Ben Zweig Trio After-Hours - Smalls Jazz Club
March 10, 2019 - New York

Jazz drummer and educator, Ben Zweig, "is able to combine history with the current musical environment, making it sound fresh" (Don Sickler, Grammy winning producer). After moving to NYC in 2011, the 26 year old has accompanied an impressive array of jazz luminaries, including; Randy Weston, Johnny O'Neal, Larry Ridley, David Williams, Roy Hargrove, Deborah Davis, Joe Cohn, Champian Fulton, Jerry Dodgion, and Steve Nelson. Described by downbeat as "especially crisp and articulate," Zweig has presented his personalized drum sounds on tours throughout the continental US, Asia and Canada. He currently tours regularly with Ben Rosenblum's trio and leads a bi-weekly residency hosting the Sunday late night jam sessions at Smalls Jazz Club in NYC.

Ranky Tanky - Schimmel Center
March 10, 2019 - Lower Manhatan

"Gullah" comes from West African language and means "a people blessed by God." "Ranky Tanky" translates loosely as "Work It," or "Get Funky!" In this spirit this Charleston, SC based quintet performs timeless music of Gullah culture born in the southeastern Sea Island region of the United States. From playful game songs to ecstatic shouts, from heartbreaking spirituals to delicate lullabies, the musical roots of Charleston, SC are ground from which these contemporary artists are grateful to have grown. South Carolina natives Quentin Baxter, Kevin Hamilton, Charlton Singleton, and Clay Ross first came together in 1998 to form a seminal Charleston jazz quartet. Now, united by years apart and a deeper understanding of home, these accomplished artists have come together again, joined by one of the low-country's most celebrated vocalists Quiana Parler, to revive a "Heartland of American Music" born in their own backyards.

'Sunday Supper' with Alexis Cole - Smoke Jazz & Supper Club
March 10, 2019 - New York

Alexis Cole [voice & piano] Harry Allen [tenor saxophone] David Finck [bass] Kenny Hassler [drums] Called "one of the great voices of today" by SiriusXM's Jonathan Schwartz, Alexis Cole has also been compared to classic jazz singers such as Anita O'Day and JazzTimes states, "Cole's easy sense of swing is strongly reminiscent of Sarah Vaughan." Her luxurious voice and innovative interpretations make her an instant audience favorite with audiences. Alexis is a past winner of the NY Jazzmobile and Montreux Jazz Festival vocal competitions, and a finalist of the Sarah Vaughan Competition. In the words of Japan's Swing Journal, "We've been waiting for the next great singer to come along, and finally… Alexis."

Jim Campilongo & Luca Benedetti Guitar Duo - 55 Bar
March 10, 2019 - New York

Jim Campilongo...Guitar Luca Benedetti...Guitar

Tardo Hammer Trio - Smalls Live
March 10, 2019 - New York City

Tardo Hammer is one of the most respected pianists on the scene today. He has played in bands led by Bill Hardman-Junior Cook, Lou Donaldson, Art Farmer-Clifford Jordan, ...

Kelly Green Trio - Fine & Rare
March 10, 2019 - New York

Performance by Kelly Green Trio

The Noise Presents Nothing More: The Truth Tour - PlayStation Theater
March 10, 2019 - New York

The Noise Presents Nothing More: The Truth Tour

After Hours hosted by The Program of Deprogramming - Fat Cat
March 10, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by The Program of Deprogramming

Renee Rosnes Quartet - Lincoln Center
Through March 10, 2019 - Bronx

One of the premier pianists and composers of her generation, Renee Rosnes has toured and recorded with legendary musicians James Moody, Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, JJ Johnson, Bobby Hutcherson, the SFJAZZ Collective, and her husband, pianist Bill Charlap. A New York City staple for years, every member of Rosnes' group has an extremely impressive résumé and brings their absolute best to this group. If her recent sold-out appearances at Dizzy's Club are any indication, audiences should expect to hear some of Rosnes' award-winning original compositions and perhaps a few choice selections by such artists as Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, and Billy Strayhorn. Extraordinarily gifted as a pianist, composer, and bandleader, Rosnes leads one of the most consistently excellent groups in town.

Ambrose Akinmusire - Village Vanguard
Through March 10, 2019 - New York

Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet) Walter Smith (tenor sax) Sullivan Fortner (piano) Harish Raghavan (bass) Justin Brown (drums)

Jim Caruso's Cast Party - Birdland Jazz Club
March 11, 2019 - New York

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

Ari Hoenig Quartet - Smalls Jazz Club
March 11, 2019 - New York

As a drummer, Ari Hoenig's success has been unprecedented. Growing up in Philadelphia, his parent's influence exposed Ari to a variety of alternative musical experiences. His father is a conductor and classical singer, his mother a violinist and pianist. Accordingly, at six years of age, Ari began studying the violin and piano. He began playing drums at age twelve and by age fourteen, he was honing his skills with other young jazz musicians at Philly clubs such as Ortlieb's Jazz Haus. Ari attended the prestigious University of North Texas for three years, where he studied with Ed Soph while playing with the "One O'Clock" Lab Band. Wanting to be closer to New York City, in 1995 Ari transferred to William Patterson College in northern New Jersey. He soon found himself playing for legendary Philadelphia organist Shirley Scott and working regularly in New York City. Shortly thereafter, Ari moved into Brooklyn, and since, has found himself playing extensively with variety of groups, including Jean Michel Pilc Trio, Kenny Werner Trio, Chris Potter Underground, Kurt Rosenwinkel Group, Joshua Redman Elastic band, Jazz Mandolin Project and bands led by Wayne Krantz, Mike Stern, Richard Bo... (read more)

Lucas Pino Nonet - Smalls Jazz Club
March 11, 2019 - New York

New York City-based tenor saxophonist Lucas Pino has led the inventive No Net Nonet for the better part of a decade, maintaining a monthly residency at Smalls Jazz Club in NYC since March 2013. At the same time he's performed as a sideman for artists including Lea DeLaria, Gideon van Gelder, Takuya Kuroda, Richard Boukas, David Lopato, Lauren Desberg, Rafal Sarnecki, Nick Finzer, Jeremy Siskind, Dave Baron, Alex Wintz, Jorn Swart, Marike van Dijk, and Florian Hoefner. He also plays frequently with Bryan Carter & The Young Swangers and Steven Feifke's Big Band. Pino has shared the stage with such legendary artists as Dave Brubeck, Curtis Fuller, Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, Christian McBride, Carl Allen, Benny Green and David Sanborn. Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Pino grew up singing hymns in church and in the choir at school. The first music he ever listened to was jazz, and he started playing saxophone at age 10. As a high school junior, he won the DownBeat Student Music Award for Best Instrumental Soloist in 2004, and went on to attend the Brubeck Institute, finishing his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Jazz Performance at The New School in 2009. He received a Masters of Music... (read more)

Jon Elbaz Trio After-Hours - Smalls Jazz Club
March 11, 2019 - New York

Jon Elbaz Trio After-Hours

Collecting George Lewis - New York Public Library For the Performing Arts
March 11, 2019 - New York

The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) is striving to create a radically accessible online archive, where composers, performers, and audiences can discover new works, and share their thoughts about how music is composed, performed, and heard. ICE continues its Library "collecting" series with an in-depth, interactive exploration of acclaimed composer George Lewis' new composition, Found Lines.

The Brubeck Institute Jazz Quartet with Special Guest Lewis Nash - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
March 11, 2019 - New York

With trumpeter Katharine Williams, pianist Anthony Milano, bassist Micah Collier, and drummers Austin Kim and Lewis Nash.

The Brubeck Institute Jazz Quartet with special guest Lewis Nash - Lincoln Center
March 11, 2019 - Bronx

Nine-time winners of the prestigious DownBeat Student Music Award for Best Collegiate Jazz Group—including the most recent award in 2018—the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet has performed all over the world, from top jazz clubs and festivals to an appearance at the United Nations as part of the Dave Brubeck forum, Jazz: A Language for Peace. Recent graduates of the group have played at Jazz at Lincoln Center multiple times and are now highly active jazz professionals. The 2018-2019 members of this prestigious ensemble are Katharine Williams on trumpet, Anthony Milano on piano, Micah Collier on bass, and Austin Kim on drums. Special guest drummer Lewis Nash is an essential jazz veteran who has recorded on more than 400 albums. This performance will highlight the incredible talent being fostered through educational outreach within the jazz community.

Mike Stern - 55 Bar
March 11, 2019 - New York

Jim Ridl - 55 Bar
March 11, 2019 - New York

Daniel Bennett Group - Tomi Jazz
March 12, 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 continues their monthly residency at Tomi Jazz in midtown Manhattan. Bennett is joined every month by guitarist Nat Janoff and Koko Bermejo on drums. 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 on a nat... (read more)

Daniel Bennett Group - Residence Inn Times Square
March 12, 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)

Peter Brainin and the Latin Jazz Workshop - Fat Cat
March 12, 2019 - New York

Peter Brainin and the Latin Jazz Workshop

Vijay Iyer and Craig Taborn: The Transitory Poems - Roulette
March 12, 2019 - Brooklyn

Vijay Iyer — Piano Craig Taborn — Piano Vijay Iyer and Craig Taborn's "The Transitory Poems", recorded at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest on March 12, 2018—exactly one year before their performance at Roulette—was produced by label founder Composer-pianist Vijay Iyer was named Downbeat Magazine's Jazz Artist of the Year for 2012, 2015, 2016, and 2018 and Artist of the Year in Jazz Times' Critics' Poll and Readers' Poll for 2017. He received a 2013 MacArthur Fellowship, a 2012 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, and a 2011 Grammy nomination. He has released twenty-one albums, the most recent of which are on ECM: Far From Over with the Vijay Iyer Sextet, which topped numerous polls and was cited by Rolling Stone as "2017's jazz album to beat"; A Cosmic Rhythm with Each Stroke with Wadada Leo Smith, named "Best New Music" by Pitchfork; Break Stuff with the Vijay Iyer Trio; the score to the film Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi by filmmaker Prashant Bhargava; and Holding it Down: The Veterans' Dreams Project (Pi Recordings) with poet-performer Mike Ladd, named Album of the Year in the Los Angeles Times.

New York Youth Symphony PresentsFirst Music Commissioning Series 35th Anniversary - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
March 12, 2019 - Manhattan

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center Roxy Coss, saxophone Zachary Rich: Old News (world premiere) Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 7:30 & 9:30 PM Reservations: jazz.org or (212) 258-9595 To celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the First Music commissioning program, former NYYS Jazz directors Ryan Keberle and Matt Holman rejoin the NYYS Jazz to perform some of their favorite First Music commissions.

Michael Leonhart Orchestra - Jazz Standard
March 12, 2019 - New York

The thrilling dynamism of the Michael Leonhart Orchestra will be here for a fourth consecutive month at Jazz Standard when the MLO return for this special one–night stand. Steely Dan, Bruno Mars, Meryl Streep, and Ringo Starr are just a few of the many art­ists who've sought out Michael Leonhart for his ex­ceptional skills as a composer, arranger, producer, and instrumentalist. But the MLO is the project closest to his heart, and its spectacular butterfly–inspired concept album, The Painted Lady Suite (Sunnyside) captured all the power and beauty of this 21–piece band. The Orchestra includes members of the Village Vanguard Orchestra, the Maria Schneider Orchestra, the Dap–Kings, Menahan Street Band, and Antibalas. "Michael Leonhart's The Painted Lady Suite is a testament to his glorious, unbridled ambition…Song titles like 'The Experimental Forest, North Dakota,' 'The Arctic Circle' and '1500 Feet Above The Sahara (Night)' illustrate the depth of Leonhart's research into the butterflies' migration, while also nodding to the enormous scope of his sonic palette." (Bobby Reed, Down Beat "Editors Picks," August 2018)

Jenna Esposito - Birdland
March 12, 2019 - New York

The Birdland Theater is happy to announce that singer Jenna Esposito will bring "The Sixties Chicks" to the stage on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 7pm. In this brand-new show, vocalist Jenna Esposito takes the audience on a rollicking romp through some of the biggest hits of the 1960's, all made popular by female vocalists. From "girl group" songs by the Crystals ("And Then He Kissed Me") and the Chiffons ("One Fine Day"), to the hits of Dusty Springfield ("You Don't Have To Say You Love Me"), Lesley Gore ("It's My Party"), and Connie Francis ("Where The Boys Are"), this show will have audiences singing, bopping, and "Dancing In The Streets!" For this show, Jenna will be backed by her four-piece band, led by musical director, Fortune Esposito on guitar, as well as Kelly Esposito-Broelmann and Rob Langeder on background vocals.

New York Youth Symphony PresentsFirst Music Commissioning Series 35th Anniversary - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
March 12, 2019 - Manhattan

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center Roxy Coss, saxophone Zachary Rich: Old News (world premiere) Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 7:30 & 9:30 PM Reservations: jazz.org or (212) 258-9595 To celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the First Music commissioning program, former NYYS Jazz directors Ryan Keberle and Matt Holman rejoin the NYYS Jazz to perform some of their favorite First Music commissions.

New York Youth Symphony PresentsFirst Music Commissioning Series 35th Anniversary - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
March 12, 2019 - Manhattan

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center Roxy Coss, saxophone Zachary Rich: Old News (world premiere) Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 7:30 & 9:30 PM Reservations: jazz.org or (212) 258-9595 To celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the First Music commissioning program, former NYYS Jazz directors Ryan Keberle and Matt Holman rejoin the NYYS Jazz to perform some of their favorite First Music commissions.

New York Youth Symphony PresentsFirst Music Commissioning Series 35th Anniversary - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
March 12, 2019 - Manhattan

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center Roxy Coss, saxophone Zachary Rich: Old News (world premiere) Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 7:30 & 9:30 PM Reservations: jazz.org or (212) 258-9595 To celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the First Music commissioning program, former NYYS Jazz directors Ryan Keberle and Matt Holman rejoin the NYYS Jazz to perform some of their favorite First Music commissions.

Justin Robinson Quartet - Smalls Jazz Club
March 12, 2019 - New York

Alto saxophonist Justin Robinson was born August 14, 1968, in Manhattan. He first picked up a horn at the age of 13, and honed his sound while attending the High School of Music and Arts (LaGuardia High School) in New York. Robinson developed a passion for the alto sax and, from the influences of Charlie Parker and Jackie McLean, crafted his own distinctive sound. Robinson has collaborated with eminent artists such as the Harper Brothers, Cecil Brooks III, Abbey Lincoln, Diana Ross, Little Jimmy Scott, and the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, The Dizzy Gillespie All Star Band, and most recently, The Roy Hargrove Big Band in addition to the Roy Hargrove Quintet. Justin Robinson wields a hefty portfolio: joined Harper Brothers at 18, debuted on Verve at 22, a decade's-worth of star sideman gigs. All of that hang-time paid off with his 1998 recording The Challenge on Arabesque Records. Penning six of the compositions, selecting an inspired posse of young ringers (Ron Blake, tenor sax; Stephen Scott, piano; Dwayne Burno, bass; Dion Parsons, drums), Robinson also produced the whole shebang. Robinson also released as a solo artist Justin Time in 1991 with Verve Music Group label. It was produ... (read more)

Frank Lacy's Tromboniverse - Smalls Jazz Club
March 12, 2019 - New York

Frank Lacy's Tromboniverse

Malik Mclaurine Trio After-Hours - Smalls Jazz Club
March 12, 2019 - New York

Born and raised in Queens, NY, Malik McLaurine is a young rising Bass player on the scene. Still residing in Queens, Malik attended the renowned SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music where he studied under Doug Weiss and Todd Coolman. Although his time at SUNY Purchase prepared Malik for his arrival to the New York scene, he attributes most of the credit for his success to his lessons with his father, the amazing Bass player, Marcus McLaurine. Since graduating in 2016, Malik has played and recorded with Jon Faddis, Abraham Burton, Patience Higgons, David Gibson, Eric McPherson, Ed Cherry, David Bryant, Antoine Rooney, Gerry Eastman, Jovan Alexandre, Duke Ellington Orchestra, and George Gee Orchestra. Malik also performs with Starchild & The New Romantic which is an R&B Funk band lead by Bryndon Cook.

Late Night Session: Davis Whitfield - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
March 12, 2019 - New York

With pianist Davis Whitfield.

New York Youth Symphony Jazz with Ryan Keberle and Matt Holman - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
March 12, 2019 - New York

With the New York Youth Symphony Jazz, trombonist Ryan Keberle, and trumpeter Matt Holman.

New York Youth Symphony PresentsFirst Music Commissioning Series 35th Anniversary - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
March 12, 2019 - Manhattan

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center Roxy Coss, saxophone Zachary Rich: Old News (world premiere) Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 7:30 & 9:30 PM Reservations: jazz.org or (212) 258-9595 To celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the First Music commissioning program, former NYYS Jazz directors Ryan Keberle and Matt Holman rejoin the NYYS Jazz to perform some of their favorite First Music commissions.

Mike Ledonne's Groover Quartet - Smoke Jazz & Supper Club
March 12, 2019 - New York

Hammond B3 master Mike LeDonne, who was nominated for Best Keyboard Artist 2012 by the prestigious Jazz Journalists Association, leads a jazz dream team of artists in this long-running house party. "…saxophonist Eric Alexander, guitarist Peter Bernstein and drummer Joe Farnsworth are joining LeDonne to present their version of what in the trade is called "grits and gravy" jazz. This is groove music that's fun and good for the soul." - (Greg Thomas, NY Daily News)

New York Youth Symphony PresentsFirst Music Commissioning Series 35th Anniversary - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
March 12, 2019 - Manhattan

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center Roxy Coss, saxophone Zachary Rich: Old News (world premiere) Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 7:30 & 9:30 PM Reservations: jazz.org or (212) 258-9595 To celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the First Music commissioning program, former NYYS Jazz directors Ryan Keberle and Matt Holman rejoin the NYYS Jazz to perform some of their favorite First Music commissions.

New York Youth Symphony Jazz with Ryan Keberle and Matt Holman/strong - Lincoln Center
March 12, 2019 - Bronx

The New York Youth Symphony Jazz Band is one of the best ensembles of its kind. The members of this group range in age from early teens to early 20s, making the quality of their performance even more astonishing. While celebrating the heritage of jazz, the group also values a progressive, emerging new sound. Joining the band this evening are two distinguished jazz professionals with exemplary reputations for their involvement in music education: trombonist Ryan Keberle and trumpeter Matt Holman. The show will feature the world premiere of Sam Wolsk's Not a Day Missed, commissioned as part of the 35th Anniversary of the New York Youth Symphony First Music Commissioning Series. Enjoy the latest addition to a lineage of great big band jazz music championed by this gifted young band.

New York Youth Symphony PresentsFirst Music Commissioning Series 35th Anniversary - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
March 12, 2019 - Manhattan

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center Roxy Coss, saxophone Zachary Rich: Old News (world premiere) Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 7:30 & 9:30 PM Reservations: jazz.org or (212) 258-9595 To celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the First Music commissioning program, former NYYS Jazz directors Ryan Keberle and Matt Holman rejoin the NYYS Jazz to perform some of their favorite First Music commissions.

FORQ - 55 Bar
March 12, 2019 - New York

Chris McQueen...Guitar Henry Hey...Keys Kevin Scott...Bass Jason 'JT' Thomas...Drums

Stan Killian - 55 Bar
March 12, 2019 - New York

Raphael D'lugoff Trio +1 - Fat Cat
March 13, 2019 - New York

Raphael D'lugoff Trio +1

After Hours hosted by Ned Goold - Fat Cat
March 13, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by Ned Goold

David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong - Birdland
March 13, 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: "There has never been a band quite like this one. Most groups, past and present, stick to one style. Some current groups attempt to recreate early recordings in their entirety. These guys do neither. Inspired by divergent bands of the 1920s and 30s, you'll hear them swing a variety of styles in music by a wide range of composers, always true to the joy and heart of the music." Now in its 17th year of residency at Birdland, the weekly post-workday engagement is the city's best musical bargain! Tuba player David Ostwald leads a rotating lineup that features talents such as clarinetist Anat Cohen, trombonist/vocalist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Ehud Asherie, drummer Marion Felder and more!

Todd Snider - Gramercy Theater
March 13, 2019 - Grammercy Park

Snider has long been recognized as one of his generation's most gifted and engaging songwriters, so it's no surprise he has returned with a brilliant set of songs — and make no mistake, Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3 contains some of his best work as a writer. But what really jumps out on the album is Snider's growth as a musician and vocalist. He plays all the instruments on the record, and his guitar work and harmonica playing are nothing short of exceptional; not only full of feeling, but highly skilled. In regards to his guitar playing on the record, Snider says he wanted to take everything he's learned over the past 30 years and play the way he used to play really well.

David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band - Birdland Jazz Club
March 13, 2019 - New York

David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band

Beegie Adair and Monica Ramey with Bassist Roger Spencer - Birdland Jazz Club
March 13, 2019 - New York

Beegie Adair and Monica Ramey with Bassist Roger Spencer

Vincent Herring: History of Jazz - Birdland Jazz Club
March 13, 2019 - New York

Vincent Herring: History of Jazz

Pete Malinverni Trio: On the Town - Birdland Jazz Club
March 13, 2019 - New York

Pete Malinverni Trio: On The Town

Mel Debarge - Marquee New York
March 13, 2019 - New York

Mel Debarge

Chris Bergson Band - Jazz Standard
March 13, 2019 - New York

Tonight, we welcome back contemporary blues man par excellence Chris Bergson – a singer, songwriter, guitarist and bandleader hailed as one of today's "most interesting blues-inspired songwriters…a concise and subtle guitarist and tough, grainy singer." (The Blues Music Magazine UK) The creator of Mojo magazine's #1 Blues Album of 2008 (Fall Changes) and a 2015 inductee into the New York Blues Hall of Fame, Chris returns to Jazz Standard with the expanded version of his working band that includes a potent three–piece horn section. They'll be playing songs from the acclaimed 2017 album Bitter Midnight and more – make your reservations now! Chris Bergson – guitar, vocals Ellis Hooks – vocals Michael Blake – tenor saxophone Reggie Pittman – trumpet Kris Jensen – baritone saxophone Craig Dreyer - organ, Wurlitzer & backing vocals Richard Hammond – bass Tony Mason – drums

The Darkest Timeline - Bar Chord
March 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Darkest Timeline is an acoustic duo based out of Washington DC and Brooklyn, NY. Songwriters Juels Bland and Zach Parkman spin tales about love, murder and death in space with folksy and bluesy style as well as giving new takes on their favorite covers from yesteryear

Harlem Sing Jazz - Minton's Playhouse
March 13, 2019 - New York

Harlem Sing Jazz

Darryl Yokley Quartet - Smalls Jazz Club
March 13, 2019 - New York

After graduating from New England Conservatory in 2005 Zaccai Curtis has been living in New York City playing with artist such as Ralph Peterson, Bill Saxton,Will Calhoun, Christian Scott, Brian Lynch, Sean Jones, Ray Vega, Antoine Roney, Cindy Blackman, Steve Hall, Jimmy Greene, Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band, Papo Vasquez, Kendrick Oliver and the New Life Orchestra, and Donald Harrison. Zaccai leads the Latin-Jazz group, Insightwho have just release an indie album entitled, A Genesis.Mr. Curtis is composing and arranging for his own trio, solo piano works, Big-Band, Orchestra, and compositions for large and small ensembles with strings. In 2001 he was commissioned to arrange Rimsky-Korsakov's "Capriccio Espagnol" to be played by "Insight" with the Hartford Symphony Chamber Orchestra. In 2003 he was chosen as a winner of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer's competition then again each year consecutively through 2006. Twice in 2006 Zaccai and the three other rhythm-section members from "Insight" have been selected by the U.S. State Department to be in the American Music Abroad (Jazz Ambassadors) program. They have performed in Bangladesh, Calcutta, Bangalore, Mumbai, Sri La... (read more)

Davis Whitfield Trio After-Hours - Smalls Jazz Club
March 13, 2019 - New York

As the son of two musicians, Davis Whitfield's early years were filled with music. He began playing the guitar at age 5, and moved to Jersey City, New Jersey at 8 where he began studying the piano. While attending high school, Whitfield was accepted by the Jersey City University Visual and Performing Arts Program and served as the principal pianist in its jazz ensemble for four years. In 2008, Whitfield became the assistant director for the Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra, writing arrangements and performing weekly at the Jazz Standard in New York City. Whitfield received full scholarships to attend the Berklee Summer Jazz Workshop in 2009 and 2010. He also received a scholarship from the National Foundation for Advancement of the Arts in 2011. As a member of the Inna Dudukina Quartet, Whitfield performed in the 2013 Nancy Jazz Pulsations Festival in Nancy, France and in the Summer of 2014 he received his Bachelor's Degree in Piano Performance from Berklee College Of Music on a Presidential Scholarship.

Lakecia Benjamin: Jazz Takes Flight - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
March 13, 2019 - New York

With alto saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin.

Songs of Ireland: - The Madison Theatre
March 13, 2019 - Rockville Centre

Songs of Ireland presents an exhilarating and unique musical approach to universally loved songs and arias with all original arrangements drawing from Irish Traditional folk song; opera arias, duets, trios, quartets, and ensembles; songs from the great American songbook; Broadway hits; and "modern" contemporary popular repertoire. The company features 4 tenors, 4 sopranos, 1 pianist, and 3 traditional Irish instrumentalists (Uilleann Pipes, Whistles, Fiddle, and Concertina) as well as some familiar faces from the popular Columbia Artists' presentation of the Five Irish Tenors.

Allman Brothers Tribute Band Live at the Fillmore™ to Recreate 'at Fillmore East' Cover to Cover for 47th Anniversary of the Famous 1971 Showss - The Cutting Room
March 13, 2019 - New York

On March 12 and 13, 1971, The Allman Brothers Band played two shows at Bill Graham's legendary Lower East Side venue. 'At Fillmore East' has since been regarded as one of rock and roll's greatest live albums, documenting one of rock history's unparalleled concerts. LIVE AT THE FILLMORE, the world's leading Allman Brothers Band tribute, will recreate 'At Fillmore East' cover to cover for the 48th anniversary of the famous 1971 shows. The band evolved from a group formed by founding member Lou Maresca in 1971, shortly after he saw the original Allmans play venues like The Fillmore East and Central Park's Schaefer Summer Concert Series, and before Duane Allman and Berry Oakley's untimely deaths.

Mike Stern - 55 Bar
March 13, 2019 - New York

Greg Glassman Quintet - Fat Cat
March 14, 2019 - New York

Greg Glassman Quintet

Interpretations: Joan La Barbara | Tom Chiu's Ensemble Metrix - Roulette
March 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

The perennially influential and innovative vocalist/composer Joan La Barbara presents new material from her ongoing opera-in-progress, Dreams of Water Beyond One's Depth, inspired by the lives and work of the iconic Virginia Woolf and enigmatic Joseph Cornell, with lyrics by the brilliant, award-winning Vietnamese-American novelist Monique Truong, and featuring an ensemble of voices, instruments, synthesizer and sonic atmosphere. Tom Chiu's Ensemble Metrix is a mixed-instrumentation group dedicated to recontexualizing adventurous music in diverse styles and genres. Representing Chiu's vision of a performative party band, Ensemble Metrix replaces DJs and turntables with live musicians who weave long-form sonic canvases by distorting and layering melodic fragments and motivic riffs from the broad canon of popular and underground music.

JCAL Thursday Night Jazz with Joel Ross Trio - Jamaica Arts Center (JAC)
March 14, 2019 - Jamaica

Percussionist Joel Ross recently completed a two year fellowship with the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet in California. Winning first place at the 2016 BIAMP PDX Jazz Festival 'Jazz Forward' Competition, he was also a winner of the Keep an Eye International Jazz Award, in Amsterdam. A fitting addition to trumpeter Marquis Hill's wonderful group - before their 2016 European tour - Ross has just recorded his own debut album "Good Vibes," to be released in 2018. He will be performing, also, with his newly minted Joel Ross’ Good Vibes ensemble.

Ehud Asherie: Wild Man Blues Album Release - Birdland Jazz Club
March 14, 2019 - New York

Ehud Asherie: "Wild Man Blues" Album Release

Beegie Adair and Monica Ramey with Bassist Roger Spencer - Birdland Jazz Club
March 14, 2019 - New York

Beegie Adair and Monica Ramey with Bassist Roger Spencer

Vincent Herring: History of Jazz - Birdland Jazz Club
March 14, 2019 - New York

Vincent Herring: History of Jazz

Pete Malinverni Trio: On the Town - Birdland Jazz Club
March 14, 2019 - New York

Pete Malinverni Trio: On The Town

Roberto Carlos - Radio City
March 14, 2019 - Midtown

Roberto Carlos will perform at Radio City Music Hall on March 14th. The creator of more than 600 romantic super ballads promises an unforgettable show where fans can sing along to his classic songs such as "Cama y mesa," "Lady Laura" or "Un Millón de amigos" as well as his most recent hits from his latest album, "Amor sin límite," such as "Llegaste" (the duo recorded with Jennifer López) and "Esa mujer" (with Alejandro Sanz).

Ehud Asherie - Birdland
March 14, 2019 - New York

Ehud Asherie - Piano Peter Washington - Bass Rodney Green - Drums Ehud Asherie, "a master of swing and stride" (The New Yorker), is a jazz pianist who integrates the venerable New York piano tradition into his inventive style. Born in Israel in 1979, Asherie lived in Italy for six years before his family moved to New York. Though he began playing piano as a child, his passion for jazz came later—with a Thelonious Monk cassette tape—and his first visit to Smalls Jazz club in Greenwich Village. Largely self-taught, or rather, "old-schooled," Asherie learned the ropes at Smalls, spending the wee small hours of his early teens becoming a fixture of the late-night jam sessions. Mentored by the late Frank Hewitt, Asherie began to develop "his virtuosity and his ear for clean, crisp lines" (The Star-Ledger).

Jennifer Wharton- McBone Jazz Series - Silvanas NY
March 14, 2019 - New York

Jennifer Wharton is a low brass specialist based in New York City. Though getting her start classically, Jen has deep roots in jazz, commercial, chamber and Broadway music. Like a virus, she won't stop until she has conquered the world. These days, Jennifer can be found performing in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical but has also held positions at The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, Jekyll and Hyde, Scandalous, Wonderland, 9 to 5 and Curtains, as well as performing as a substitute in over a dozen other Broadway productions.

Latin Jazz Jam Night - Minton's Playhouse
March 14, 2019 - New York

Latin Jazz Jam Night

Jochen Rueckert Quartet - Smalls Jazz Club
March 14, 2019 - New York

Jochen Rueckert was born in 1975 near Koeln, Germany and started playing drums at age six. In 1995 he moved to NYC, where he lives now. Jochen is mostly known for his work in the last 12 years of the Marc Copland trio, the mid-2000 Kurt Rosenwinkel Quartet, all of Nils Wogram's Root 70, the Sam Yahel piano trio, Melissa Aldana trio, his electronic music programmed under the alias "Wolff Parkinson White" as well as his series of ebooks aptly titled "Read the Rueckert- travel observations and pictures of hotel rooms". Jochen has been leading his own Quartet with Mark Turner and Lage Lund for the last 7 years

Carlos Abadie Quintet - Smalls Jazz Club
March 14, 2019 - New York

Grammy nominated producer and trumpeter Carlos Abadie, hails from Miami, Florida where his first professional musical endeavors were with Melton Mustafa and the great Ira Sullivan. Mr. Abadie decided to move to New York City in 1993 and quickly became entrenched in the New York music scene starting out with Jason Linder's Big Band.. Now over 20 years later Mr. Abadie has had the distinct honor of playing with Junior Mance, Louis Hayes, Illinois Jacquet, Ocean Pope, Jimmy Heath, Clark Terry, Ray Santos and his Orchestra, Bobby Sanabria, Manny Oquendo, Andy Gonzalez and many more.. Since 2007, Mr. Abadie has been leading his own Jazz quintet. And with his quintet he has played all of the major venues in New York and the tri-state area. Mr. Abadie started wearing the hat of producer in 2013 when he was asked by bassist and producer Andy Gonzalez for Mr. Gonzalez's album entitled Entre Colegas. Entre Colegas was nominated for a Grammy in 2016, Mr. Abadie was also a featured soloist on this album. Carlos Abadie is a constant musical presence and is revered by his colleagues on the New York jazz scene. Mr. Abadie continues to be a source inspiration to the musical community in NYCand to... (read more)

Jonathan Thomas After-Hours - Smalls Jazz Club
March 14, 2019 - New York

With his musical roots firmly planted in his gospel upbringing, jazz pianist Jonathan Thomas brings a soulful and meaningful intent to every note he plays. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, he benefited from the city's wide range of jazz veterans and swing-rooted tradition. Sonically, his sound harkens to the creative influences he's adopted. Influences such as Kenny Kirkland, Wynton Kelly, and Mulgrew Miller are apparent muses and thus lend their sound to his style.

Joan Belgrave Quintet - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
March 14, 2019 - New York

You're My Everything: Songs of Love & Life With vocalist Joan Belgrave, tenor saxophonist JD Allen, pianist Zen Zadravec, bassist Santi Debriano, and drummer Brandon Williams.

Ian Hendrickson-Smith - The Django
March 14, 2019 - New York

Ian Hendrickson-Smith

Harold Mabern Birthday Celebration - Smoke Jazz & Supper Club
March 14, 2019 - New York

Harold Mabern [piano] John Webber [bass] Joe Farnsworth [drums] Legendary pianist Harold Mabern marks his 83 rd birthday with his acclaimed trio featuring John Webber and Joe Farnsworth. As Audiophile Audition says, "Harold Mabern is one of our last living piano legends…His affinity for the blues, honed from Memphis, through the Windy City, and arrival in the Big Apple, make his piano playing a treat…Long live Harold Mabern." An ageless wonder, Mabern remains one of the most powerful and important pianists in jazz.

Wayne Krantz - 55 Bar
March 14, 2019 - New York

Wayne Krantz...Guitar Evan Marien...Bass Josh Dion...Drums

Nicole Zuraitis - 55 Bar
March 14, 2019 - New York

Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour starring Cécile McLorin Salvant - Jazz at Lincoln Center
March 15, 2019 - New York

The world's longest-running jazz festival comes to The Appel Room—a venue with state-of-the-art sound, an unbeatable view, and a capacity almost 100 times smaller than what the Monterey Jazz Festival draws in California. This intimate performance kicks off the Monterey Jazz Festival's 60th Anniversary Tour, and it features six of today's most remarkable young jazz talents, each of whom has a meaningful history with each other and with Jazz at Lincoln Center. Cécile McLorin Salvant is a genius vocalist who sells out every set she performs at Jazz at Lincoln Center (and be warned, these shows will be no different). Bria Skonberg is an irresistible entertainer who "plays trumpet like a red hot devil and sings like a dream." (The Wall Street Journal) Saxophonist Melissa Aldana is the first female instrumentalist ever to win the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition—the world's most prestigious jazz competition and number-one spotlight for rising talent—and she is now in top demand by multiple generations of musicians for her fierce melodicism. Drummer and vocalist Jamison Ross is another first-place winner of the Thelonious Monk Competition, and his roots in gospel, swingin... (read more)

The Supreme Queens - Fat Cat
March 15, 2019 - New York

The Supreme Queens

Claffy - Fat Cat
March 15, 2019 - New York

Claffy

Men I Trust - The Bowery Ballroom
March 15, 2019 - New York

Founded in 2014, Men I Trust, is an indie band from Montreal (Canada) composed of Jessy (bass/ guitar), Dragos (keyboards) and Emma (vocals/ guitar). With smooth, chin-bouncing rhythms & bass lines, warm guitars and alluringly subdued vocals, longevity – in all its forms – is an underlying theme in their craft. At its most spacious, listening to Men I Trust feels like you're gliding on a never-ending wave; at its tightest, they still provide pockets of time to catch your breath.

Beegie Adair and Monica Ramey with Bassist Roger Spencer - Birdland Jazz Club
March 15, 2019 - New York

Beegie Adair and Monica Ramey with Bassist Roger Spencer

Vincent Herring: History of Jazz - Birdland Jazz Club
March 15, 2019 - New York

Vincent Herring: History of Jazz

Pete Malinverni Trio: On the Town - Birdland Jazz Club
March 15, 2019 - New York

Pete Malinverni Trio: On The Town

Habib Koite & Bassekou Kouyate - (Le) Poisson Rouge
March 15, 2019 - New York

Habib Koité and Bassekou Kouyate exemplify responsibility and shared experience associated with the historical, cultural, and unifying properties of Malian music. One of Africa’s most recognized musicians, Habib Koité is a modern troubadour with extraordinary appeal because Koité‘s musicianship, wit and wisdom translate across cultures. Hailing from the musically prolific West African nation of Mali, the guitarist and composer has been named the biggest pop star of the region by Rolling Stone. In a collaboration that differs from any in today’s industry, Koité will be performing with fellow Malian Bassekou Kouyate, a master of the olden lute known as the Ngoni. The effortlessly talented, Grammy-nominated “Ngoni virtuoso Bassekou Kouyate can make notes bend like light rays in the desert heat (Time Out magazine).” Kouyate’s knowledge and comfortability in a vast array of musical settings actively complements his counterpart’s presence. Recently, Bassekou’s involvement with the critically acclaimed film ‘Mali Blues’ and his exceptional recording have earned him a recognition throughout the world. Over the past decade, Koité’s artistry and magnetic personality have made him an internat... (read more)

The Birdland Big Band - Birdland Theater
March 15, 2019 - New York

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

The Birdland Big Band - Birdland Jazz Club
March 15, 2019 - New York

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

Alex Graham Quartet - Smalls Jazz Club
March 15, 2019 - New York

"A careful, lucid improviser, Graham references, with erudition and panache, vocabulary and tonal connotations from Cannonball Adderley, Phil Woods, Jackie McLean, Kenny Garrett and Donald Harrison, among others."

Walt Weiskopf Quartet - Smalls Jazz Club
March 15, 2019 - New York

Saxophonist, composer and author Walt Weiskopf began his New York career performing with the Buddy Rich Big Band in 1981 at the age of 21. Since then, he has made an impressive mark as both a leader and sideman with 12 critically-acclaimed CDs and countless sideman credits, including performing and recording with Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, Donald Fagen and Steve Smith's Jazz Legacy. A dynamic player with enormous technical prowess, Walt is equally well-regarded as a composer and his CDs contain predominantly original work. His five books on advanced topics in improvisation are among the most respected in the field. He lives in New Jersey and is an Associate Professor at the Eastman School of Music.

Johnny O'Neal Quartet Celebrates the 100th Birthday of Nat 'King' Cole - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
March 15, 2019 - New York

With pianist and vocalist Johnny O'Neal, guitarist Ilya Lushtak, bassist Mark Lewandowski, and drummer Itay Morchi.

Jd Allen After-Hours - Smalls Jazz Club
March 15, 2019 - New York

Hailed by the New York Times as "a tenor saxophonist with an enigmatic, elegant and hard-driving style," J.D. Allen is one of the most thoughtful jazz saxophonists on the scene today. The Detroit natives apprenticeship has largely been in New York, where he has performed, recorded, and toured with legends Lester Bowie, George Cables, Betty Carter,Louis Hayes , Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Frank Foster Big Band, Winard Harper, Butch Morris, David Murray, Wallace Roney, and contemporaries Cindy Blackman, Orrin Evans, Marcus Gilmore, Russell Gunn, and Me'shell N'degeocello, Dave Douglas among others.

Ken Fowser Quintet - The Django
March 15, 2019 - New York

Ken Fowser Quintet

Jan Tilley: Time Capsule 1970's & 80's - The Cutting Room
March 15, 2019 - New York

Lovers of Heart, Blondie, The Pretenders, The Police, Queen and much more: Rejoice! The Time Capsule live rock show was created to preserve and re-visit the sound and spirit of some of the greatest music of the 1970s and 80s."

Adam Klipple - 55 Bar
March 15, 2019 - New York

Michael Louis Band - Bar Chord
March 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

MICHAEL LOUIS BAND

Gabriela Anders - 55 Bar
March 15, 2019 - New York

Jerry Seinfeld - Beacon Theater
Through March 15, 2019 - New York

Legendary New Yorker and comedian Jerry Seinfeld will return to the Beacon Theatre in 2019. The shows scheduled for 2019 extend Seinfeld's overwhelmingly successful residency at The Beacon, which began in January 2016 and concluded in December 2017 with 36 sold-out performances. The 2019 dates are as follows: February 8, March 14, March 15, April 4, April 5, May 3, May 4, June 6 and June 7, with performances at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on all ten nights. Jerry Seinfeld And The Beacon — A Perfect Match The performer extends his residency, bringing him back to his comedy roots and to a familiar setting — Manhattan's Upper West Side, where he, Elaine, George and Kramer once brought an entire neighborhood and city to life. The star is part of a blossoming tradition at The Madison Square Garden Company — residencies that bond artists and their fans at one of our iconic venues.

Tilt Kids Festival 2019 - Harlem Stage
March 16, 2019 - New York

Featuring AJOYO by Yacine Boularès and Sarah E. Charles (Ages 3+) Join us for a special afternoon featuring performances presented with the Tilt Kids Festival! Harlem Stage partners with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) to present a program from international artists whose work appeals to kids and their families. Young people and the young at heart are invited to engage in our instrument making workshop then join the band in a joyful music celebration of AJOYO led by French-Tunisian musician Yacine Boularès; described as a "mystic brew blending African tradition, jazz and soul." This program is performed in English.

Gerry Segal - The Peoples' Voice Cafe
March 16, 2019 - New York

Gerry Segal is back for his 3rd annual appearance at The People's Voice Cafe. Gerry has performed at the legendary clubs of the Greenwich Village Folk Revival including Gerde's Folk City, The Village Gate and The Bottom Line. He'll be backed up by Bob Rose on guitar and mandolin, who is one of New York City's renowned recording artists. Also appearing is Bob's lovely wife Linda LoPresti, who is a well known commercial singer in her own right. Get ready for a night of new songs, old favorites and surprises.

Generations: Mike & Aleksi Glick - The Peoples' Voice Cafe
March 16, 2019 - New York

Generations: Mike & Aleksi Glick is an NYC-based father-and-son duo blending soulful vocals with virtuoso guitar playing. Mike (lead vocals, guitar) toured the USA, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean with an earlier group, The New Song Project. Robert Palmer of The New York Times wrote, "More rousing and musically substantive than the music of city folksingers of previous generations." Now Mike is back, better than ever, with his son. Aleksi (lead guitar, vocals) leads his rock/jazz group Snack Cat and plays in other groups with such sterling jazz masters as Paul Bollenback, Ed Cherry, Vic Juris, and Seth Weaver. Nick Noble of WICN-FM, Worcester, MA, describes their new CD as "a wonderful album!... Listeners to my show have commented on its timeliness."

Cesar Orozco and Kamarata Jazz - Fat Cat
March 16, 2019 - New York

Cesar Orozco and Kamarata Jazz

Darrell Green Group - Fat Cat
March 16, 2019 - New York

Darrell Green Group

After Hours hosted by Greg Glassman - Fat Cat
March 16, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by Greg Glassman

Eric Comstock - Birdland Jazz Club
March 16, 2019 - New York

Hailed as "the truest heir to Bobby Short" in The New York Times, pianist/singer Eric Comstock returns to Birdland with star bassist/composer Sean Smith with songs by everyone from George Gershwin to George Harrison. These two masters met on the Off-Broadway hit OUR SINATRA (which Eric co-wrote) and have since worked separately and together around the world. Vocalist Barbara Fasano joins them at Birdland for a swinging Saturday supper where the music and stories are equally great.

Guster - Beacon Theater
March 16, 2019 - New York

Guster will be performing at the Beacon Theatre

Beegie Adair and Monica Ramey with Bassist Roger Spencer - Birdland Jazz Club
March 16, 2019 - New York

Beegie Adair and Monica Ramey with Bassist Roger Spencer

Vincent Herring: History of Jazz - Birdland Jazz Club
March 16, 2019 - New York

Vincent Herring: History of Jazz

Pete Malinverni Trio: On the Town - Birdland Jazz Club
March 16, 2019 - New York

Pete Malinverni Trio: On The Town

Natalie Merchant and Lúnasa - Tarrytown Music Hall
March 16, 2019 - Tarrytown

A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation Natalie Merchant will perform a set of her own songs accompanied by Erik Della Penna on guitar and then after an intermission, she'll join Lúnasa as a special guest on six songs during their set. Natalie Merchant recently joined her friends in Lúnasa as a "special guest" for four shows in their native Ireland in August following her own UK Tour. We are lucky to welcome them all to the States in this very special performance! Lúnasa is currently on tour celebrating the band's 20th Anniversary. Their new album Cas is available now via the band's online store. Natalie makes an appearance on the track "The Bonny Light Horseman." Natalie and Lúnasa first collaborated on her 2010 release Leave Your Sleep. Lúnasa is composed of Kevin Crawford (flutes, low whistles and tin whistles), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass), Ed Boyd (guitar), Seán Smyth (fiddle and low whistle) and Cillian Vallely (uilleann pipes and low whistles). Lúnasa have sold more than quarter of a million albums in the course of the band's career and boast an impressive back catalogue of 7 highly acclaimed and award-winning studio albums.

Alegba & Friends - Bar Chord
March 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Afro Caribbean Grooves

Late Night Dance Session: Zaccai Curtis Cubop - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
March 16, 2019 - New York

With pianist Zaccai Curtis.

Alex Graham Quartet - Smalls Jazz Club
March 16, 2019 - New York

"A careful, lucid improviser, Graham references, with erudition and panache, vocabulary and tonal connotations from Cannonball Adderley, Phil Woods, Jackie McLean, Kenny Garrett and Donald Harrison, among others." Saxophonist and composer Alex Graham is an internationally recognized performer and educator who has performed as a leader or sideman with a variety of artists at festivals, clubs, and/or concert halls all over the world. He has been awarded fellowships and residencies to compose original music, and is an Assistant Professor of Saxophone at Belmont University in Nashville, TN.Graham's most recent CD on Origin Records, Brand New, was ranked highly in the national jazzweek radio charts for several weeks, and made several top ten lists in the year it was released.

Walt Weiskopf Quartet - Smalls Jazz Club
March 16, 2019 - New York

Saxophonist, composer and author Walt Weiskopf began his New York career performing with the Buddy Rich Big Band in 1981 at the age of 21. Since then, he has made an impressive mark as both a leader and sideman with 12 critically-acclaimed CDs and countless sideman credits, including performing and recording with Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, Donald Fagen and Steve Smith's Jazz Legacy. A dynamic player with enormous technical prowess, Walt is equally well-regarded as a composer and his CDs contain predominantly original work. His five books on advanced topics in improvisation are among the most respected in the field. He lives in New Jersey and is an Associate Professor at the Eastman School of Music

Brooklyn Circle - Smalls Jazz Club
March 16, 2019 - New York

Brooklyn Circle

Wayne Escoffery Organ Quartet - The Django
March 16, 2019 - New York

Wayne Escoffery Organ Quartet

Emmet Cohen Trio - BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
March 16, 2019 - New York

Emmet Cohen (piano), Russell Hall (bass), and Evan Sherman (drums). Emmet Cohen Trio (New York, NY) are the Second Runners-Up of the 2018 DC Jazz Festival's DCJazzPrix Emerging Band Competition. Committed to the intergenerational transfer of artistic knowledge, history and traditions, the Emmet Cohen Trio features multi-faceted pianist- composer Emmet Cohen, Grammy and Emmy-nominated bassist Russell Hall, a native of Kingston, Jamaica, and drummer Evan Sherman. Between them they have worked with vocalists Kurt Elling and Lea DeLaria, NEA Jazz Masters Jimmy Heath, Ron Carter, James Moody, and Jimmy Cobb, plus the Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars, Billy Hart, Brian Lynch, Cyrus Chestnut, Jon Batiste and Stay Human. The trio is remembered for its range and uplifting dynamism and represents a kaleidoscopic sense of musical narrative.

SaRon Crenshaw - 55 Bar
March 16, 2019 - New York

Peter Baron's Thunderfarm - The Cutting Room
March 16, 2019 - New York

Peter Baron, born and raised in Greenwich Village, New York was most influenced by guitar-based rock bands of the 70's and 80's. Peter Baron's sound has been described as a combination of modern edgy pop rock and 70's metal. You might say Zeppelin/Aerosmith meets Foo Fighters/Alanis Morrisette. At 17, Peter landed a spot as second guitarist with Leslie West of Mountain and toured the U.S./Canada with Leslie in various bands. Performances included stadiums, coliseums and well-known clubs, playing to audiences as large as 70,000 with some of the biggest bands on the planet. Some of the artists include Kiss, Metallica, Peter Frampton, Slash of Guns N Roses and many, many more. Peter Baron currently plays guitar with Leslie West's Mountain and has played with Leslie on and off since 17.He also toured and recorded with Rainbow/Deep purple singer Joe Lynn Turner as well as Peter Baron's Thunderfarm. Peter has celebrated 6 sold out shows at the cutting room.

Musical Salute to the Golden Age of 30's & 40's Jazz & Swing Feat. the New York Nightingales Brunch Show at the Loft - 3/16 - City Winery
March 16, 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. They are accompanied by Some of New York's Best Musicians. Not only do they have great voices, but they have inventive little comedic bits and choreographed moves that keep on entertaining. Some say better and prettier than the Andrew Sisters. These gals will steal your heart with their unique arrangements of your favorite Jazz & swing tunes. Tight harmonies and playful personalities are what make the New York Nightingales timeless and suitable for any event, especially a Show at NY's City Winery.

René Marie - Jazz Standard
Through March 16, 2019 - New York

All of us at Jazz Standard offer collective congratulations to René Marie, whose first album of all original compositions Sound of Red captured a GRAMMY Award nomination in the Jazz Vocal Category (the artist's second GRAMMY nomination in this category). In a span of two decades, 11 recordings and countless stage performances, René Marie has cemented her reputation as not only a gifted singer but also a composer, arranger, theatrical performer and teacher. Guided and tempered by powerful life lessons and rooted in jazz traditions laid down by such leading ladies of past generations as Ella Fitzgerald and Dinah Washington, René Marie alchemizes elements of folk, R&B and even classical and country music to cre­ate a captivating hybrid style. Her body of work is musical, but it's more than just music: It's an explora­tion of the bright and dark corners of the human experience, and an affirmation of the power of the human spirit. "I have never forgotten the early lessons learned about the power of music," says René Marie. "Today, I try to imbue that feeling of emotion into every song I write and every song I sing – every time." René Marie – vocals John Chin – piano Elias Bailey – ba... (read more)

Vincent Herring - Birdland
Through March 16, 2019 - New York

Saxophonist Vincent Herring's intense, soulful, multi-noted style and ebullient swing have excited audiences worldwide. On stage, Herring and his band often make an incendiary sound over fine and controlled rhythms of modern times. Vincent started playing saxophone at the age of 11 in school bands and studying privately at Dean Frederick's School of Music in Vallejo, CA. At the age of 16, Herring was studying at California State University at Chico on a music scholarship. A year later he had won a berth in the United States Military Academy Band at West Point. Vincent moved to New York City in early 1980's attending Long Island University. He first toured in the United States and Europe as part of the Lionel Hampton Big Band. With his sound strongly influenced by Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, Vincent's virtuosity and promise came to the attention of Nat Adderley. The two forged a nine-year musical relationship, producing nine albums and touring around the world year after year. After Nat's death, Louis Hayes collaborated with Vincent to form the Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band. Vincent worked and recorded with Cedar Walton for more than 20 years. He has also appeared on stage an... (read more)

Pete Malinverni - Birdland
Through March 16, 2019 - New York

On the Town" The Pete Malinverni Trio plays the music of Leonard Bernstein Pete Malinverni, piano Doug Weiss, bass Aaron Seeber, drums Pianist, composer, educator Pete Malinverni has been a fixture on the New York City Jazz scene since moving there in the early 1980s from his hometown of Niagara Falls, NY, where he'd begun Classical Piano studies at the tender age of six. Since moving to NYC, Pete has recorded fourteen times as a leader, including in solo piano, trio, quartet, quintet, big band and choral contexts. All his recordings have been received by critics and the public alike and have seen heavy airplay on all platforms, from the radio to the internet. Throughout his time in NYC, Pete has established performing, recording and inspirational contact with a host of masters on the scene there, including Joe Lovano, Vernel Fournier, Charles Davis, Mel Lewis, Dennis Irwin, Jon Faddis, Karrin Allyson, Steve Wilson and many, many others. These collaborations have happened in studios and on stages like the Carnegie Recital Hall, the Caramoor Festival, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, the Rome Music and Image Festival, the Santiago (Chile) Jazz Festival and others, as well as i... (read more)

Beegie Adair and Monica Ramey - Birdland
Through March 16, 2019 - New York

Jazz fans and critics agree, pianist Beegie Adair's sophisticated and listenable brand of jazz has made her recordings among the biggest sellers in the jazz world. Her collaboration with Vocalist Monica Ramey is equally sublime: "There was a brief period in the late 1950s and very early '60s when Capitol sagely paired George Shearing with a succession of the label's top vocalists, including Peggy Lee, Dakota Staton, Nancy Wilson and Nat King Cole. The results were uniformly wonderful, setting a standard for sophistication that has, until now, never quite been equaled. But in Monica Ramey and Beegie Adair, Shearing and company have finally met their match." – JazzTimes Magazine

Suzanne Vega - Cafe Carlyle
Through March 16, 2019 - New York

Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s when, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang what has been labeled contemporary folk or neo-folk songs of her own creation in Greenwich Village clubs.

After Hours hosted by The Program of Deprogramming - Fat Cat
March 17, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by The Program of Deprogramming

Bobby Lavell Jazz Orchestra - Birdland Jazz Club
March 17, 2019 - New York

Bobby LaVell Jazz Orchestra

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - Birdland Jazz Club
March 17, 2019 - New York

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Bobby LaVell Jazz Orchestra - Birdland
March 17, 2019 - New York

Born in Memphis, Tennessee Bobby LaVell gained an interest in music while in high school. He became proficient on the Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet and Piano while pursuing formal musical studies at Memphis State (now the University of Memphis), and Shelby State College. Bobby also studied and became proficient as an arranger and composer during that time. Bobby' s formal education continued with composition studies with Bob Brookmeyer and Manny Albam at the B.M.I. Jazz Composers Workshop. Bobby studied improvisation with Fred Ford of Memphis, Tennessee, and he credits Ford with shaping his musical philosophy. . . "He was the best teacher anyone could have, because he taught me to teach myself. However, his first and foremost influence was his father, the late Bob (Honeymoon) Garner, a pianist and organist in the Memphis area. During Bobby's early professional career, he performed, arranged and conducted for Memphis singer Lee Stone.

Jazz For Kids - Jazz Standard
March 17, 2019 - New York

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

Cortelyou Jazz Jam - Bar Chord
March 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Weekly Jazz Jam hosted by Michael Vitali

Sunday Night Jazz at The Campbell - The Campbell
March 17, 2019 - New York

Need a place to wind down before the start of the work week? Then come unwind at The Campbell for a night of jazz while enjoying cocktails and light bites. Every Sunday from 6pm – 10pm, forget about your problems while the sounds of smooth jazz flow from the hugely talented jazz duo, Acute Inflections. *Entry to Sunday Night Jazz is free, however booking a table is highly recommended to make sure you get the best view of the show*

Matthias Goerne, baritone with Daniil Trifonov, piano & Musicians of the New York Philharmonic - 92Y
March 17, 2019 - Upper East Side

A masterly singer endowed with an opulent baritone that includes a silky, cellolike high register and penetrating depths … " — The New York Times "Few artists have burst onto the classical music scene in recent years with the incandescence of pianist Daniil Trifonov." — The New York Times The masterful baritone Matthias Goerne collaborates with pianist Daniil Trifonov on selected German lieder before being joined by the New York Philharmonic String Quartet in a performance of Hanns Eisler's Ernste Gesänge (Serious Songs), a piece in which "Goerne colors every word with insight and intensity" (BBC Magazine). Eisler said about this cycle, completed shortly before his death in 1962, "it is consciousness—reflection—depression—revival and again consciousness...one must describe the up and down of…actual situations, sing about them and comment on them." We may find shocking similarities between the situations on which Eisler commented, and those of our current age. The Quartet is then joined by Trifonov in Johannes Brahms' mighty Piano Quintet.

Christopher Mcbrite - Minton's Playhouse
March 17, 2019 - New York

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

Mennie/Minasi Duo - Symphony Space
March 17, 2019 - Manhattan

Carol began singing jazz in 1989 when she met her husband, jazz guitarist Dom Minasi, and by April 1990 they debuted as a duo in the Kingsborough College Jazz Concert. Carol combined her singing & acting in the dual role of Lady Blues and Mrs. Beckoff in the revival of TORCH SONG TRILOGY in New York, where Dom was the Musical Director. Carol and Dom have worked as a duo since 1990, performing in the most noted clubs, including Birdland, Smoke and The Blue Note in New York City. During the 1999 Christmas Season they performed at the Clinton White House. In 2002 they performed with their septet at the Central Park Bandshell. Carol can be heard on Dom Minasi's Time Will Tell on Monk's ' Round Midnight. She is featured on Dom's website (www.domminasi.com) as well as her own: (www.carolmennie.com) Her 2004 release as a solo artist I'm Not A Sometime Thing produced arranged by Dom with 5 of his originals, met with glowing reviews. Other collaborations include being featured on Dom's double CD extravaganza, The Vampire's Revenge voted 'Top 10 Album of 2006' by Downbeat's Howie Mandel. Carol is currently working on her next album featuring Dr. Lonnie Smith.

Grant Stewart Quartet - Smalls Jazz Club
March 17, 2019 - New York

Born in Toronto, Canada on June 4, 1971, Grant Stewart was exposed to the music of Charlie Parker, Wardell Gray and Coleman Hawkins by his father, a high-school English teacher and semiprofessional guitarist. Father and son often played together for hours on end. It was through these early experiences and his father's encouragement that Stewart first developed a strong ear for melody, style, and improvisation. He began with the alto saxophone at age 10, and when he was 14 his first teacher, noted Toronto bandleader Pete Schofield, invited him to play professionally in Schofield's Big Band. At 17 he switched to the tenor saxophone and was soon playing with such master saxophonists as Pat Labarbara and Bob Mover. Stewart considers Mover to be one of his greatest teachers and among his strongest influences along with Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Don Byas, and Lester Young. Since moving to New York City at the age of 19, Stewart has studied with such masters as Donald Byrd, Barry Harris, and Joe Lovano, and performed with Curtis Fuller, John Hendricks, Clark Terry, Etta Jones, Bill Charlap, Frank Gant, Dan Barret, Bob Mover, Brad Mehldau, Russell Malone, Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstei... (read more)

Ecstatic Music Festival: ETHEL & Face the Music - Kaufman Music Center
March 17, 2019 - New York

Special guest appearance by Todd Rundgren NYC's "infectiously visceral" (Pitchfork), "vital and brilliant" (New Yorker) string quartet ETHEL teams up with quartets from Kaufman Music Center's dynamic Face the Music youth program for an afternoon of invigorating new music. The performance showcases repertoire commissioned for ETHEL and developed during the quartet's 2018-19 residency with Face the Music at Kaufman Music Center.

Jon Beshay Quartet - Smalls Jazz Club
March 17, 2019 - New York

"I play music because I like to listen to music, and when I'm playing I'm in charge of what I'm hearing." Jonathan Beshay-jazz saxophonist, bandleader, and composer-says that there's no other agenda when his group takes the bandstand. Fortunately for audiences, Beshay likes to hear good music. His first role models were the old masters of jazz (John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, and Lester Young) but it would be a mistake to assume that modern music isn't fair game for Beshay. Artists such as Walter Smith and John Ellis make their way onto his list of influences, all uttered in the same breath as Coleman Hawkins and Woody Shaw. When pressed, he compares his musical process to the late Mulgrew Miller's; something that is rooted deep down in the history of jazz, but has blossomed outward into an art that is unique and new.

Ben Zweig Trio After-Hours - Smalls Jazz Club
March 17, 2019 - New York

Jazz drummer and educator, Ben Zweig, "is able to combine history with the current musical environment, making it sound fresh" (Don Sickler, Grammy winning producer). After moving to NYC in 2011, the 26 year old has accompanied an impressive array of jazz luminaries, including; Randy Weston, Johnny O'Neal, Larry Ridley, David Williams, Roy Hargrove, Deborah Davis, Joe Cohn, Champian Fulton, Jerry Dodgion, and Steve Nelson. Described by downbeat as "especially crisp and articulate," Zweig has presented his personalized drum sounds on tours throughout the continental US, Asia and Canada. He currently tours regularly with Ben Rosenblum's trio and leads a bi-weekly residency hosting the Sunday late night jam sessions at Smalls Jazz Club in NYC.

'Sunday Supper' with Alexis Cole - Smoke Jazz & Supper Club
March 17, 2019 - New York

Alexis Cole [voice & piano] Called "one of the great voices of today" by SiriusXM's Jonathan Schwartz, Alexis Cole has also been compared to classic jazz singers such as Anita O'Day and JazzTimes states, "Cole's easy sense of swing is strongly reminiscent of Sarah Vaughan." Her luxurious voice and innovative interpretations make her an instant audience favorite with audiences. Alexis is a past winner of the NY Jazzmobile and Montreux Jazz Festival vocal competitions, and a finalist of the Sarah Vaughan Competition. In the words of Japan's Swing Journal, "We've been waiting for the next great singer to come along, and finally… Alexis."

Kelly Green Trio - Fine & Rare
March 17, 2019 - New York

Performance by Kelly Green Trio

Tyler Blanton - 55 Bar
March 17, 2019 - New York

Ray Anderson - 55 Bar
March 17, 2019 - New York

Charles Tolliver 50th Anniversary Paper Man: Bartz/Iyer/White/Williams - Blue Note
Through March 17, 2019 - New York

Charles Tolliver - Trumpet Gary Bartz - Saxophone Vijay Iyer - Piano Lenny White - Drums Buster Williams - Bass Paper Man is the debut album led by American jazz trumpeter Charles Tolliver featuring Gary Bartz, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Joe Chambers recorded in 1968 and first released on the British Black Lion label as Charles Tolliver and His All Stars then later released on the Freedom label.

Miguel Zenón - Village Vanguard
Through March 17, 2019 - New York

Miguel Zenón (alto sax) Luis Perdomo (piano) Hans Glawischnig (bass) Henry Cole (drums) [Zenón] has carved out a unique path for himself as an interpreter of the music of his native Puerto Rico through the lens of cutting-edge, acoustic jazz. This isn't the kind of jazz that is influenced by Afro-Cuban music and percussion. The compositions he writes for his long-standing quartet bristles and pops with the excitement of vision of his peers, a generation that is challenging and changing the aesthetic of jazz.

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

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

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