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Blues and Jazz in New York City This Week - March 3-March 10

March 3, 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.

Eliane Amherd, ZapOte, Viva, As Lolas - DROM
March 03, 2019 - New York

International Women's History Month Kick Off PARTY! with 4 female bands: Get Eliane Amherd's jazzy Brazilian musings, Dawn Drake&ZapOte's groovy latin afro beats, Viva's Rock n'Roll and the grand Brazilian 70ties psychedelic Rock finale: AS LOLAS REVIVAL CONCERT all in one night! Singer, guitarist and songwriter Eliane Amherd is a true cosmopolitan artist: Born in Switzerland, she lives in New York, with it's multicultural energy that most influences her original music: jazzy, groovy and rooted in African, Brazilian and Latin music. Inventive, enchanted yet earthy. A graduate of The New School University for Jazz and Contemporary Music, Amherd performs in New York's premiere clubs and at international festivals all over the world. She composed, arranged and produced her albums "Skylines" and "Now and from Now on" which continue to receive great press reviews and have topped the play lists of several US Radio Stations. As well as the Swiss Miss Sampler "heimweh", featuring renown Swiss artists. In 2013 she was a candidate of the first edition of "the Voice of Switzerland".

Gelsey Bell, Amirtha Kidambi, Anaïs Maviel, Megan Schubert: QUARTET - Roulette
March 03, 2019 - Brooklyn

Drawing from a wide array of inspirations, techniques, and genres, four acclaimed vocalist-composers—Gelsey Bell, Amirtha Kidambi, Anaïs Maviel, and Megan Schubert—come together to write new pieces for each other. Each world premiere reflects the individual style of the composer while capitalizing on the collaborators' flexible voices and improvisational intelligence. Invoking on her characteristic blend of extended vocal techniques and vocal harmony, Gelsey Bell's Within attempts to untangle the ineffable from the political in a look at disease and misogyny. Amirtha Kidambi combines notated materials, graphic score, conduction and free improvisation to explore vocal textures from polyphony and harmony, to microtonality and harsh noise, encapsulating a microcosm of vocal practice from ancient to modern. Anaïs Maviel approaches liminal spaces between so-called "artificial" and "natural" environments. Megan Schubert's Late Duck, examines her personal experience with performing gender through a theatrical blend of live and pre-recorded sound, samples, stop-motion animation, and video. With a sense of ubiquity, four unique vocal instruments will invoke divine feminine metamorphosis in ... (read more)

Jazz For Kids - Jazz Standard
March 03, 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 03, 2019 - Brooklyn

Weekly Jazz Jam Hosted by Michael Vitali

VOCAL MASTERCLASS WITH MARION COWINGS - Smalls Live
March 03, 2019 - New York City

The Marion Cowings Jazz Vocal Workshop is a weekly session that gives vocalists a forum to develop the elements that define a jazz vocal performance. Vocalists at ALL levels, beginners to working pros, are encouraged to participate in this upbeat environment. Bring your questions! The format is simple: Vocalists come prepared with a song they already know, along with two copies of the sheet music. We usually begin with a group warm-up and/or discussion. You'll perform your selection and get comments and advice on how you present yourself and your material. We work with a variety of professional jazz accompanists, pianist or guitarist, bass, drums etc.

Sunday Night Jazz at The Campbell - The Campbell
March 03, 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*

Papo Vazquez - Birdland Theater
March 03, 2019 - New York

Trombonist, composer and arranger Papo Vázquez has 40+ years of career spanning Jazz, Latin, Afro Caribbean and Classical music. • Musical Director for the National Puerto Rican Day Parade Orchestra, (NYC/WABC) 2016, 2017, 2018. • The Mighty Pirates Troubadours tour Israel, in 2017. • March is Music concert series, J.S. Bach Goldberg Variations for Jazz Quartet @Pregones Theater PRTT, Bronx, NY, 2015 & 2018. CD Recording release February 2018. • March 2016, the 40th Anniversary Concert of Papo Vazquez at Hostos Center for the Performing Arts, Bronx, NY. • Staff arranger for Mr. Bill Scribner's Bronx Arts Ensemble Chamber Orchestra from 2000 thru 2016. • Kennedy Center Iberian Suite, Mighty Pirates Troubadours, March 2015. • Invited to lead and direct "The Presidents Own" US Marine Band Afro Caribbean Jazz performance, in Washington, DC, 2013. • Commissioned by Mr. Wynton Marsalis to compose a work inspired by Cuban painter Wilfredo Lam, conducted and performed with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for The Jazz and Art concert series, 2010. • Commissioned by Mr. Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance in Symphony Space to compose new music for "Nueva Musica"... (read more)

Tad Shull QuartetTad Shull Quartet - Smalls Live
March 03, 2019 - New York City

Tad Shull is a tenor saxophonist, composer and bandleader with a number of records on Criss-Cross Jazz. His style combines the lush tone quality of the classic tenor ...

Alon near Trio 'After-Hours' - Smalls Live
March 03, 2019 - New York City

ALON NEAR bass No artist biography available

'Sunday Supper' With Alexis Cole - Smoke Jazz & Supper Club
March 03, 2019 - New York

Alexis Cole [voice & piano] Roxy Coss [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."

Dave Scott - 55 Bar
March 03, 2019 - New York

Vic Juris - 55 Bar
March 03, 2019 - New York

Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band - Fat Cat
March 03, 2019 - New York

Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band

Jade Synstelien's Fatcat Bigband - Fat Cat
March 03, 2019 - New York

Jade Synstelien's Fatcat Bigband

After Hours hosted by The Program of Deprogramming - Fat Cat
March 03, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by The Program of Deprogramming

Cory Henry Birthday Residency: The Revival - Blue Note
March 03, 2019 - New York

Cory Henry, Brooklyn NY native, is telling everybody he is on his way. He is a two-time Grammy Award-winning keyboardist with musical roots in gospel, jazz and soul. His instrument of choice is the Hammond B-3 organ. Henry's 2016 release and touring project, The Revival, features his dynamic and improvisational performances of music ranging from old gospel to Stevie Wonder.

Kelly Green Trio - Fine & Rare
March 03, 2019 - New York

Performance by Kelly Green Trio

The Azar Lawrence Experience - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
March 03, 2019 - New York

With saxophonist Azar Lawrence, vocalist Windy Barnes Farrell, pianist Theo Saunders, trumpeter Brian Swartz, bassist Trevor Ware, percussionist Babatunde Lea, drummer Yayo Morales, and guitarist Dale Williams.

Christopher Mcbride - Minton's Playhouse
March 03, 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.

Tango Night with the Zinc Tango Trio - Zinc Bar
March 03, 2019 - New York

Come listen, watch or dance to the mystifying sounds of tango played live by the Argentine masters of this enchanting and mysterious music. 8 PM Open Beginner and intermediate dance class with Teacher Dennis $10 for 1-hour class Milonga is interwoven with recorded music throughout the night. The Enigma Tango Trio plays live with milonga throughout the night. A night of listening, dancing, and romancing!

Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers - Blue Note
Through March 03, 2019 - New York

Whether listening to a track on his newest CD, engaging him in conversation or hearing his voice on an answering machine message, one word springs immediately to mind to describe Kermit Ruffins. The 44-year-old New Orleans native lives it, plays it and sings about it, and nowhere is it more evident than when he discusses his craft the swinging, good-time jazz that lured him in as a teenager and continues to whet his appetite even three decades and 10 solo recordings later. "You definitely pick that up from me. Thats definitely the way I live, man," he said. "From the time I wake up in the morning, I'm itching for my next show to happen. It can't get here fast enough for me. I think thats the basic ingredient of New Orleans music. Our traditional music. Its really just happy music. A lot of other jazz players are very technical and concentrating on studying hard. We study hard, too, but what we most want to do is just get up there and experiment with the tunes that weve been playing for years and years." At this point in his career, in fact, having fun at work is a prerequisite. The mandate for fun in performing traces back to a musical role model Louis Armstrong. Though... (read more)

Terell Stafford Quintet - Village Vanguard
Through March 03, 2019 - New York

Terell Stafford (trumpet) Tim Warfield (saxophone) Bruce Barth (piano) Peter Washington (bass) Billy Williams (drums) With over twenty-years of experience performing on the world stage of jazz, there's little doubt that Terell Stafford is a master...A trumpeter who wields the instrument with versatility and power!

Jim Caruso's Cast Party - Birdland Jazz Club
March 04, 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)

Monday Nights with Wbgo: Gwilym Simcock - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
March 04, 2019 - New York

With pianist Gwilym Simcock.

Takeshi Ohbayashi Trio - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
March 04, 2019 - New York

With pianist Takeshi Ohbayashi.

Ari Hoenig Quartet - Smalls Live
March 04, 2019 - New York City

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 ...

Joe Farnsworth Trio Feat. Buster Williams - Smalls Live
March 04, 2019 - New York City

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

Sean Mason Trio 'After-Hours' - Smalls Live
March 04, 2019 - New York City

SEAN MASON

Jean Michel Pilc - 55 Bar
March 04, 2019 - New York

Jean-Michel Pilc...Piano Rick Rosato...Bass Jerad Lippi...Drums

Dizzy Gillespie Afro Cuban All-Stars - Blue Note
March 04, 2019 - New York

Dizzy Gillespie was introduced to Chano Pozo in 1947 by Mario Bauza. Both became life-long friends and Dizzy and Chano Pozo developed Afro-Cuban jazz, which became extremely successful, attracting people to dance to its unique rhythms. Gillespie's most famous contributions to Afro-Cuban music are the compositions "Manteca" and "Tin Tin Deo".

After Hours hosted by Billy Kaye - Fat Cat
March 04, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by Billy Kaye

George Abud & Katrina Lenk: Swung - Birdland
March 04, 2019 - New York

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that Tony winner Katrina Lenk will join forces with her friend and former cast member from The Band's Visit, George Abud in a one-night only concert called "Swung." The performance will take place on Monday, March 4 at 7pm. Musical director will be Andrei Strizek, with James Abud on Guitar. Photo by Jama McMahon. In a celebration of their musical friendship, Broadway pals George Abud and Katrina Lenk meld together an evening of smoky jazz and swinging bebop. Exploring the music of the heart, they will dive into sizzling and lush tunes from the likes of Nina Simone, Thelonius Monk, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, and Rosemary Clooney. Together with a 5-piece band this will be a dreamy, madcap soirée of talk and tunes.

Guitar Masters Series: Ron Affif Trio - Zinc Bar
March 04, 2019 - New York

Acclaimed jazz guitarist Ron Affif brings his formidable trio to Zinc jazz club on Monday, March 4. He's supported by bassist Ricky Rodriguez and drummer Mark Ferber. Ron Affif has gained a reputation for his personal approach to jazz, playing with a muscular realism as he looks for new expression in tunes from the Great American Songbook. The nephew of guitarist Ron Anthony (who played with George Shearing and Frank Sinatra), Ron Affif received his first guitar lesson from his uncle when he was 12. After high school, he moved to Los Angeles in 1984, playing with Dick Berk, Dave Pike, Pete Christlieb, and Jack Sheldon and recording a quartet date for the R.A. Records label in 1987. Two years later, he moved to New York and has since worked mostly as a leader. Affif, an excellent bop-based guitarist whose style was influenced a bit by Joe Pass and George Benson (both of whom in turn enjoyed his playing), has recorded several impressive albums for Pablo.

Daniel Bennett Group - Residence Inn Times Square
March 05, 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)

Silver Arrow Band - DROM
March 05, 2019 - New York

The Silver Arrows are a premium 3-14 man band that are specialists in high-energy music for festivals, events and private functions - at a sensible price. We pride ourselves on having a "cooler-than-average" song list that is never cheesey, and focuses squarely on filling your dance-floor. With the Silver Arrow Band you'll get the best musicians in the country, playing your favourite music. The Silver Arrows play a wide variety of tunes, but our trademark specialty is up-tempo festival-style music - capable of everything from chart classics, funk grooves, soul, swing/jazz to current top 40 and dance hits. On one night we might be playing completely 1950s rock n' roll, and on the next night, only 80s hits. Or a mixture of eveything- you really have to see it live to understand!

Shipp/Lowe/Cleaver/Ray - Roulette
March 05, 2019 - Brooklyn

Matthew Shipp -piano Allen Lowe – alto sax Gerald Cleaver – drums Kevin Ray – bass Shipp/Lowe/Cleaver/Ray is a cooperative group that came together in 2017 as the various members realized they had an affinity for playing together. Shipp/Lowe/Cleaver/Ray bring their unique and exciting chemistry to Roulette. A cooperative quartet specializing in free improv, their recent show at (Le) Poisson Rouge was called "a remarkable outing," and "a testament to their understanding of subtleties and their overall musical experience." (All About Jazz).

Slavic Soul Party - Barbes
March 05, 2019 - Brooklyn

Fiery Balkan brass, throbbing funk grooves, Roma accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops: Slavic Soul Party! is just what it says. Brash and strong as slivovitz, these nine musicians have forged a virtuosic new brass band music in the heart of New York City; their Tuesday bacchanal is a destination for locals and brass band fans from around the globe. SSP!'s latest album - "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite" was recorded live at Barbès. John Carlson & Kenny Warren (trumpet), Peter Hess (sax/clarinet), Peter Stan (accordion), Tim Vaughn & Adam Dotson (trombone), Ken Bentley (tuba), Matt Moran and Chris Stromquist (go?/snare/perc). $10

Countess Eden and Chris Johnson Present Dirty Blues Burlesque - Sid Gold's Request Room
March 05, 2019 - New York

A monthly live cabaret show brought to you by the twisted minds of Countess Eden and Chris Johnson at Sid Gold's Request Room, the best piano bar in NYC! With guest performances by stars of burlesque and vaudeville. 1st Tuesdays, $10 cover, and live piano karaoke after!

Julian Lage Trio - (Le) Poisson Rouge
March 05, 2019 - New York

A Gotham Kings Mardi Gras Celebration - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
March 05, 2019 - New York

With trumpeter Alphonso Horne.

Eli Degibri Quartet - Smalls Live
March 05, 2019 - New York City

As described by the legendary Herbie Hancock, Eli Degibri (el-ee deh-jeeb-ree) "is a very talented composer, arranger, and performer whose music treads uncharted waters." Known for his charismatic ...

Abraham Burton Quartet - Smalls Live
March 05, 2019 - New York City

It was once written in the New York Times by jazz columnist Peter Watrous, “If Abraham Burton were to be drawn in a caricature, there would be flames coming out ...

Malik Mclaurine Trio 'After-Hours' - Smalls Live
March 05, 2019 - New York City

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 ...

Ethan Eubanks 41 Players - 55 Bar
March 05, 2019 - New York

Steve Salcedo...Saxophone John Deley...Keys Moe Socha...Guitar Rob Jost...Bass Ethan Eubanks...Drums

Happy Birthday, Nat King Cole - BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
March 05, 2019 - New York

Born in March, 1919, Nat King Cole had an especially intriguing career. Starting out as a rhythm and blues performer with a trickster's manner, Cole crossed over to a white audience with "Straighten Up and Fly Right" in 1943 and then cemented his connection to white America with "The Christmas Song" (1946). We'll see his appearances in several dramatic films as well as segments from The Nat King Cole Show (1956-57), the first series on network television to star an African American. "Scenes Through the Cinema Lens" is curated and hosted by Krin Gabbard, who teaches in the Jazz Studies program at Columbia University. In 2014 he retired from Stony Brook University where he had, since 1981, taught classical literature, film studies, and literary theory. His books include Psychiatry and the Cinema (1987), Jammin' at the Margins: Jazz and the American Cinema (1996), Black Magic: White Hollywood and African American Culture (2004), Hotter Than That: The Trumpet, Jazz, and American Culture (2008), and Better Git It in Your Soul: An Interpretive Biography of Charles Mingus (2016). At Columbia he teaches courses on jazz and American culture.

Spyro Gyra - Blue Note
March 05, 2019 - New York

As Spyro Gyra contemplates upcoming milestones to its storied career, it's tempting to fall back on the Grateful Dead lyric, "What a long strange trip it's been" to describe it. During that time, they have performed over five thousand shows, released twenty-nine albums (not counting "Best Of…" compilations) selling over ten million albums while also achieving one platinum and two gold albums. What's more, 2012 marks thirty-five years since their first eponymous album release. 2014, only a couple of years away, will mean forty years as a band. They show little sign of wanting to slow down either, gaining Grammy© nominations for each of their last four albums.

Behn Gillece - Fat Cat
March 05, 2019 - New York

Behn Gillece

After Hours hosted by Craig Wuepper - Fat Cat
March 05, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by Craig Wuepper

Allyson Briggs & Fleur Seule - Birdland
March 05, 2019 - New York

"A Tribute to Peggy Lee" Fleur Seule Jazz Band takes you on the journey of singing sensation, Peggy Lee. Songbird Allyson Briggs will start with her big band days, explore the lost radio recordings, and give you a "Fever!" before the night is through. Fleur Seule is an authentic 1940s Jazz Band based in Manhattan, known for creating nights of sophistication, glamour, and irresistibly swinging music. "One of our all-time favorites." - The Rainbow Room "Allyson Briggs is one of the most incredible talents out there today! A must see!" - Michael Feinstein

Los Hacheros - The Django
March 05, 2019 - New York

Los Hacheros

Dirty Blues Burlesque with Countess Eden & Chris Johnson - Sid Gold's Request Room
March 05, 2019 - New York

Dirty Blues Burlesque: Glamorous as F**k. A monthly live cabaret show brought to you by the twisted minds of Countess Eden and Chris Johnson at Sid Gold's Request Room, the best piano bar in NYC! With guest performances by stars of burlesque and vaudeville. First Tuesdays at Sid Gold's, 165 W. 26th St. NYC. 8pm, 7:30pm, $10 cover, and live piano karaoke after!

Ari Hoenig Trio - Terraza 7
March 06, 2019 - Elmhurst

Philadelphia native Ari Hoenig was exposed at an early age to a variety of musical experiences. His father is a conductor and classical singer, his mother a violinist and pianist. Accordingly, at 4 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. He's shared the stage with such artists as Herbie Hancock, Ivan Linz, Wynton Marsalis, Toots Theilmans, Dave Holland, Joe Lovano, Pat Metheny, and Gerry Mulligan among many others. In 2016, Ari Released The Pauper and the Magician on AH-HA Records. It features the quintet of Shai Maestro on piano, Gilad Hekselman on guitar, Tivon Pennicott on Sax and Orlando Le Fleming on bass. On this record, Ari explores the link between storytelling and jazz by creating a soundtrack to the improvised and sometimes twisted stories he tells his two small children.

David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong - Birdland
March 06, 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!

Monthly Jazz Jam: Celebrating the Legacy of Louis Armstron - Flushing Town Hall
March 06, 2019 - Flushing

Open to Jazz students, musicians, and music educators, Monthly Jazz Jams are a fun way to hone your skills and jam with your peers. The house band led by saxophonist Carol Sudhalter opens each jam with the work of Louis Armstrong. All are welcome, regardless of instrument (vocalists, too!). Don't play? Come listen!

The Mandingo Ambassadors - Barbes
March 06, 2019 - Brooklyn

Guitarist Mamady Kouyate has been at the forefront of Guinean music since the 1970's. He is best known as one of Bembeya Jazz's guitarist but he has really made his mark with his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue. "Dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system" Ben Ratliff, NY Times.

Contemporaneous IMAGINATION Presents - Roulette
March 06, 2019 - Brooklyn

In a snapshot of the endlessly varied forms of musical expression throughout our community, Contemporaneous hosts a non-genre musical gathering with sets by some of the most powerful artists working amongst us: daring avant-rock band Boio, "genre obliterating" Warp Trio, and Forward Music Project, Amanda Gookin's multimedia set of solo cello works seeking to empower women and girls. Contemporaneous will end the night with a set including pioneering new works developed by Contemporaneous IMAGINATION, an initiative that seeks to foster a culture of radical creative openness. The ensemble interprets the finale from storied saxophonist/bandleader and Pulitzer-Prize winning composer Henry Threadgill's sweeping and beautiful homage to Butch Morris in a new version for large ensemble. Contemporaneous also presents the world premiere of a new work by Violet Barnum, a talented recent alumna of the Luna Composition Lab for young composers and the first-ever Contemporaneous Composer-in-Residence Sarah Goldfeather sings with the ensemble in her highly-anticipated song-cycle Treading Water, which draws on her experiences from indie-folk-rock to contemporary classical music in an electrifying m... (read more)

Scott Neumann & Spin Cycle - Smalls Jazz Club
March 06, 2019 - New York

Since arriving in New York City in 1988, drummer, composer, bandleader and educator Scott Neumann has been involved in a diverse and creative mixture of musical experiences. Scott leads and composes for his three acclaimed bands, Spin Cycle (Sound Footing Records), Neu3 Trio(Origin Records) and Osage County(Chicken Coup Records), whichperform music from very different corners of the jazz spectrum. As a performer, Scott has toured Europe, South America and Asia with such luminaries as David Liebman, Grady Tate, Madeline Peyroux and the Woody Herman Orchestra. Since moving to New York City he has performed on over 70 CDs as a sideman. Scott's versatility as a player found him touring for nearly a decade on the Jam Band/Electric Bluegrass scene with the Tony Trischka Band and the Jazz Mandolin Project. Scott has also performed in the orchestras of over twenty Broadway productions ranging from the classic shows Cabaret and 42nd St. to the more modern productions of Avenue Q and Xanadu. As an educator, Scott has participated in university and school workshops throughout the United States, South America and Europe. Scott has been on the faculty of Lehigh University as the director of dru... (read more)

Davis Whitfield Trio After-Hours - Smalls Jazz Club
March 06, 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.

Chuck Israels Nextet Featuring Aaron Diehl - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
March 06, 2019 - New York

With pianist Aaron Diehl and bassist Chuck Israels.

Scott Neumann & 'Spin Cycle' - Smalls Live
March 06, 2019 - New York City

Since arriving in New York City in 1988, drummer, composer, bandleader and educator Scott Neumann has been involved in a diverse and creative mixture of musical experiences. Scott ...

Hillel Salem Group - Smalls Live
March 06, 2019 - New York City

HILLEL SALEM trumpet No artist biography available

Davis Whitfield Trio 'After-Hours' - Smalls Live
March 06, 2019 - New York City

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 ...

Raphael D'lugoff Trio +1 - Fat Cat
March 06, 2019 - New York

Raphael D'lugoff Trio +1

Groover Trio - Fat Cat
March 06, 2019 - New York

Groover Trio

After Hours hosted by Ned Goold - Fat Cat
March 06, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by Ned Goold

Ed Cherry Trio - The Django
March 06, 2019 - New York

Ed Cherry Trio

Ben Eunson & Night Vision - The Django
March 06, 2019 - New York

Ben Eunson & Night Vision

Harlem Sing Jazz - Minton's Playhouse
March 06, 2019 - New York

Harlem Sing Jazz

John Zorn - Miller Theatre
March 07, 2019 - New York

"If his work is a game, then…it's a beautiful one," says The New York Times of the iconic and prolific composer John Zorn. He returns to Miller's Composer Portraits series for a program of chamber music that has been written within the last three years. Boundlessly imaginative and energetic, Zorn is a smart, generous, and thoughtful collaborator, drawing into his orbit a host of new music superstars who bring his creations to life. John Zorn composer Tara Helen O'Connor flute Peter Evans trumpet Marshall Gilkes trombone Dave Taylor bass trombone Stephen Gosling piano Christopher Otto violin Austin Wulliman violin John Pickford Richards viola Jay Campbell cello Shanir Blumenkranz bass Tyshawn Sorey drums Sae Hashimoto vibraphone

Shayna Dulberger: Bitter Sky - Roulette
March 07, 2019 - Brooklyn

A sculpture is the art of making two or three-dimensional representations or abstract forms. How is this applied to music? Are we able to hear dimensions and listen for different parts similar to the way we can walk around a sculpture and see different parts? Which musician creates stability? Which is peppering the ensemble with colors? Which musicians are syncing up on a psychic level? In every performance, Shayna Dulberger asks the audience to explore what they are watching and listening to. Inspired by minimalist Anthony Caro's steel sculpture Bitter Sky (1983), bassist and 2019 resident artist Shayna Dulberger has invited musicians Fay Victor, Ava Mendoza, and Juan Pablo Carletti to explore sound dimensions through improvisation. Bitter Sky is made of steel with bolts and seams that are very visible: layers and layers of parts with nothing hidden—an obvious parallel to watching a band perform. Fay Victor — vocals Ava Mendoza — guitar Shayna Dulberger — bass Juan Pablo Carletti — drums

The Crooked Trio - Barbes
March 07, 2019 - Brooklyn

Every Friday, 5:00pm to 7:00pm, our special cocktail hourset. Straight and skewed standards with Oscar Noriega - drums; Marta Sanchez - piano; Jeong Lim Yang - bass, and a rotating cast of special guests..

Yvette Norwood-Tiger - Birdland
March 07, 2019 - New York

Yvette Norwood-Tiger is an international jazz vocalist, recording artist, songwriter, vocal coach, The Recording Academy (GRAMMY) voting member, and founder/director of the Palm Beach International Jazz Festival Organization. She is a Detroit, Michigan native who hails from a family of musicians, including a father who played guitar and a mother who played drums. Her CDs, A'LA ELLA! and whY NoT... Love, Peace, Joy, Jazz, features music from great composers such as Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, and the Gershwins. Yvette's general repertoire includes jazz standards, bebop, and Latin jazz. She performs with vocally clean and pure interpretations of the Great American Songbook, while emphasizing intonation and storytelling. Yvette performs jazz songs in six languages including English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Xhosa. Her vocal styling and texture is often compared to that of Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.

Malick Koly After-Hours - Smalls Jazz Club
March 07, 2019 - New York

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Jaimoe's Jasssz Band - Iridium
March 07, 2019 - New York

egendary drummer and founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, Jaimoe and his Jasssz Band play American music. They combine elements of Jazz, Blues, Rock-n-Roll, and R&B into a unique blend that captures the spirit and stirs the soul. Their repertoire ranges from new interpretations of classic tunes, as well as original songs that are classics in the making. Jaimoe's Jasssz Band features Jaimoe – drums, Junior Mack – guitar and vocals, Dave Stoltz – bass, Bruce Katz – keyboards, and some of the finest horn players of our time, including Paul Lieberman – sax, flute, and piccalo, Kris Jensen – sax and Reggie Pittman – trumpet.

Renee Rosnes Quartet - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
March 07, 2019 - New York

With pianist Renee Rosnes, bassist Peter Washington, drummer Kenny Washington, and vibraphonist Steve Nelson.

Music Around the World with Julian Gargiulo - The Madison Theatre
March 07, 2019 - Rockville Centre

The Madison Theatre welcomes Steinway artist Julian Gargiulo in a unique, interactive piano concert. Julian performs around the world in prestigious venues from Carnegie Hall to Singapore's Symphony Stage. A classically trained pianist, Julian captivates his audience with his technical precision and comic wit. His program includes classical standards, Tango transcriptions, as well as his own jazz-influenced compositions. Between pieces, he engages the audience by sharing his personal stories and anecdotes from the lives of composers.

Jerome Sabbagh/Greg Tuohey Quartet - Smalls Live
March 07, 2019 - New York City

Saxophonist and composer Jerome Sabbagh was born in Paris and has been living in New York since 1995. As a saxophonist, composer and improviser, he strives for lyricism, ...

Noam Wiesenberg Quintet - Smalls Live
March 07, 2019 - New York City

Hailing from Tel Aviv, Noam Wiesenberg is a highly sought after bassist and arranger on the New York music scene. Born into a musical family, Noam was exposed to many ...

Malick Koly 'After-Hours' - Smalls Live
March 07, 2019 - New York City

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Steve Davis Sextet - Smoke Jazz & Supper Club
March 07, 2019 - New York

Correlations" Cd Release Event Steve Davis [trombone] Josh Bruneau [trumpet] Wayne Escoffery [tenor saxophone] Xavier Davis [piano] Dezron Douglas [bass] Willie Jones III [drums] Trombonist Steve Davis features his new sextet as they celebrate the release of his new recording, "Correlations." One of the great jazz trombone players, Davis is a modern master carries on the tradition of legends like J.J. Johnson, Curtis Fuller, and Slide Hampton. JazzTimes says, "(Davis) has established himself as one of the most accomplished and lyrical improvisers on his instrument as well as a prolific composer. Downbeat says, "Davis thoughtfully balances modernism, lyricism and drive—as a writer and a player." Don't miss this exciting new chapter in his career.

John Zorn - Miller Theatre
March 07, 2019 - New York

"If his work is a game, then…it's a beautiful one," says The New York Times of the iconic and prolific composer John Zorn. He returns to Miller's Composer Portraits series for a program of chamber music that has been written within the last three years. Boundlessly imaginative and energetic, Zorn is a smart, generous, and thoughtful collaborator, drawing into his orbit a host of new music superstars who bring his creations to life.

Miki Yamanaka Band - Fat Cat
March 07, 2019 - New York

Miki Yamanaka Band

Saul Rubin Zebtet - Fat Cat
March 07, 2019 - New York

Saul Rubin Zebtet

After Hours hosted by Todd Herbert - Fat Cat
March 07, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by Todd Herber

Pat Bianchi Organ Trio - The Django
March 07, 2019 - New York

Pat Bianchi Organ Trio

Sonny Step - The Django
March 07, 2019 - New York

Sonny Step

Latin Jazz Jam Night - Minton's Playhouse
March 07, 2019 - New York

Latin Jazz Jam Night

Roman Díaz & Rumba Habanera - Zinc Bar
March 07, 2019 - New York

Román Díaz and Rumba Habanera continue their fifth year of a residency at Zinc Bar, the first Thursday of every month. Tonight's Performance starts at 10pm "AfroCuban master drummer Román Díaz and his nine piece ensemble perform the potent magic of the AfroCaribbean experience: the ritual drumming, dance and call-and-response singing handed down from generation to generation in secret societies in Cuba; a living repository of the Yoruba, Congo and Abakuá cultures." – Jazz at the Crossroads Though Román Díaz came to fame as a member of the world-renown folkloric ensemble Yoruba Andabo, the Rumba he brings to Zinc Bar is a departure from the rehearsed, choreographed presentations of Cuba's official touring groups. His Rumba Habanera is the authentic, spontaneous Rumba of the back alleys and inner courtyards of the tenements of Havana. Often played on handmade instruments and wooden boxes, this Rumba, rarely seen by outsiders, is the Rumba of ambiente: an atmosphere building toward ecstatic fervor at the threshold of possession. That seductive, mysterious ambiente might explain why the Rumba attracts visitors from la crème de la crème of musicians from every genre, from famous perc... (read more)

Cass Mccombs - The Bowery Ballroom
March 08, 2019 - New York

Cass McCombs is a transient storyteller interested in words, music and dreams. His ninth full-length album, Tip of the Sphere, is due February 8, 2019 on ANTI- Records. Tip of the Sphere follows 2016's Mangy Love. For that record, McCombs made his television debut on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and was featured in The New York Times' Sunday Arts & Leisure section. It was named a "Best Rock Album of the Year" by Pitchfork, featured in the Washington Post's "Best Music of 2016," plus many other best of 2016 lists, and was his overall most critically praised album. While most of McCombs albums have been pieced together in different studios over an extended period of time, Tip of the Sphere was recorded quickly and with a strong sense of purpose at Shahzad Ismaily's Figure 8 Studios in Brooklyn. This new approach for McCombs brought his songs a raw immediacy and a special balance of compassion and experimentation with the intent of making a more consistent statement. The rock songs have more fervor, the ballads are more beautiful, the explorations more confident; the sounds of jazz and Latin music creep in through the back window. Engineered by Sam Owens (aka Sam Evian), Tip of the Sphere... (read more)

Screening – Blood on the Fields - Chappaqua Performing Arts Center
March 08, 2019 - Chappaqua

Wynton Marsalis's Pulitzer Prize winning oratorio on slavery and freedom, tells the story of two slaves, Jesse and Leona. It carries us along on their difficult journey to freedom. Baritone Gregory Porter, scat-singing legend Kenny Washington, and contralto Paula West join the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in this remarkable, ground-breaking work.

Jake G & the Soul Vibrance - Bar Chord
March 08, 2019 - Brooklyn

A Soul expedition with music and lyrics that stick to your ribs and draw on a wide range of emotions. It is was what we here at The Soul Vibrance like to call the Soul Discourse; a language unlike any other.

The Birdland Big Band - Birdland Theater
March 08, 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 08, 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!"

Michael Cochrane Lines of Reason - Smalls Jazz Club
March 08, 2019 - New York

Michael Cochrane Lines of Reason

Corey Wallace Dubtet After-Hours - Smalls Jazz Club
March 08, 2019 - New York

Baltimore, MD native trombonist Corey Wallace has gained the respect and admiration of many in his relentless pursuit of all things good music and amazing life experiences. He was selected as the 2012 Best Trombonist by the Washington [D.C.] City Paper for his "technical fluidity and for the heavy dose [of] introspection that sits right on the surface of his playing". He is well versed and feels equally at home in various styles of music and is always eager to contribute with like-minded musicians. "Music is about life - communication, emotions, interactions, love and otherwise, as well as experiences; I want any and all music in which I take part to come from a real place and be able to connect with others," says Wallace. He has shared the stage with jazz legends and musicians such as legendary Benny Golson, Nicholas Payton, Esperanza Spaulding, Robin Eubanks, Lee Konitz, Billy Harper, Valery Ponomarev, Jason Marshall, and Marc Cary, the R&B icon Miss Lauryn Hill, the culturally and socially relevant R&B group the Impressions, gospel music's Kim Burrell, worldly talents vocalist Bilal, bassist Antone "Chooky" Caldwell, and pianist/entrepreneur Marcus Johnson, among many others! He... (read more)

Michael Cochrane ' Lines of Reason' - Smalls Live
March 08, 2019 - New York City

MICHAEL COCHRANE piano

Rachel Z. Hakim: Z - Smalls Live
March 08, 2019 - New York City

RACHEL Z. HAKIM piano Rachel Carmel Nicolazzo, better known as Rachel Z, and now Rachel Z Hakim, is a jazz and rock pianist and keyboardist and is considered one of the most influential ...

Corey Wallace Dubtet 'After-Hours' - Smalls Live
March 08, 2019 - New York City

Baltimore, MD native trombonist Corey Wallace has gained the respect and admiration of many in his relentless pursuit of all things good music and amazing life experiences.  He was ...

Cristina Morrison | Album Release Party - The Cell
March 08, 2019 - New York

Cristina Morrison | Album Release Party Cristina Morrison returns to the stage on International Women’s Day to present “Impredecible, voces de mujer”. A compilation of beloved standards from the Latin American Songbook reimagined in an all women duet recording and brought to the realm of Latin/World Jazz vibe with arrangements by her long time collaborator Misha Piatigorsky . For her release show Cristina will be joined by great New York based vocalists. * Featured guests: Solange Prat, Liz Rosas & María Raquel Personnel: * Misha Piatigorsky: piano * Sergio Brandao: bass * Kenny Grohowsky: drums * Samuel Torres: percussion * Laia Cabrera & Isabelle Duverget: visuals Part of the Album's proceeds will be donated by Baronesa Records to Plan Internacional Ecuador which supports programs for education, equality of girls and gender violence prevention.

Gabriel Royal - BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
March 08, 2019 - New York

Influenced by Stevie Wonder's groove to Burt Bacharach's relaxed, jazzy yet poppy sensitivities, including outcast contemporary artists such as John Legend, Hiatus Coyote, Flying Lotus, James Blake, Janellle Monae and Thundercat, Gabriel's trademark sound is his singing over a cello, the result being an easy listening modern chamber pop. Gabriel Royal, his self-titled debut album, was produced, engineered and programmed in Brooklyn.

Corin Stiggall Band - Fat Cat
March 08, 2019 - New York

Corin Stiggall Band

The Supreme Queens - Fat Cat
March 08, 2019 - New York

The Supreme Queens

Christopher McBride and the Whole Proof - Fat Cat
March 08, 2019 - New York

Christopher McBride and the Whole Proof

After Hours hosted by Nick Hempton - Fat Cat
March 08, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by Nick Hempton

Ken Fowser Quintet - The Django
March 08, 2019 - New York

Ken Fowser Quintet

Jason Prover and the Sneak Thievery Orchestra - The Django
March 08, 2019 - New York

Jason Prover and the Sneak Thievery Orchestra

Trumpet Masters Series: Eddie Henderson - Zinc Bar
March 08, 2019 - New York

"Eddie Henderson is one of today's top and most original jazz trumpet players." —All About Jazz Acclaimed trumpeter Eddie Henderson brings his formidable quartet to Zinc on Friday, March 8. He's supported by pianist Peter Zak, bassist Essiet Essiet and drummer Mike Clark. Eddie Henderson's wildly diverse and accomplished career began in a most appropriately lofty way: His first trumpet lessons as a young boy were given by Louis Armstrong. It was a connection made through the musical careers of Henderson's parents; his father a singer with the Charioteers and his mother a dancer at the Cotton Club. A native of New York City, Henderson relocated with his family to San Francisco by the age of 14. He studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music from 1954 to 1956 and drew the praise of Miles Davis, a friend of the Henderson family who came to know Eddie while visiting his parents during tour stops in town.

Gabriel Royal - Tribeca Performing Arts Center
March 08, 2019 - New York

Influenced by Stevie Wonder's groove to Burt Bacharach's relaxed, jazzy yet poppy sensitivities, including outcast contemporary artists such as John Legend, Hiatus Coyote, Flying Lotus, James Blake, Janellle Monae and Thundercat, Gabriel's trademark sound is his singing over a cello, the result being an easy listening modern chamber pop. Gabriel Royal, his self-titled debut album, was produced, engineered and programmed in Brooklyn.

Ned Goold Quartet - Fat Cat
March 09, 2019 - New York

Ned Goold Quartet

Barbara Martinez and Nueva York Flamenco City - Terraza 7
March 09, 2019 - Elmhurst

Barbara Martinez / Bailaora. Adrián Alvarado / Guitarrista. Alfonso Cid / Cantaor. Alfonso Cid was born and raised in Sevilla, the heartland of flamenco music. He also had the opportunity of attending the activities of one the most significant flamenco clubs in Andalusia, the Peña Flamenca Torres-Macarena in Seville. Alfonso has toured extensively throughout the USA, Latin America, Israel, and Europe, and has just toured Spain last February of 2018 with the Jazz/Flamenco band New Bojaira by pianist Jesús Hernández from Granada, Spain.

Mareike Weining Metropolis Paradise - The Cell Theatre
March 09, 2019 - New York

Brooklyn based drummer, composer and bandleader Mareike Wiening has distinguished herself bringing "a planar modulating harmonic language and a propulsive drift" (New York Times) to the most compelling jazz music of today.

Eric Comstock - Birdland Jazz Club
March 09, 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.

The Monkees present The Mike & Micky Show - Beacon Theater
March 09, 2019 - New York

The Monkees will perform at the Beacon Theatre

Schimmel Center at Pace University presents Baby, Dream Your Dream: The Great Women Songwriters - Schimmel Center
March 09, 2019 - New York

Schimmel Center at Pace University presents  BABY, DREAM YOUR DREAM: THE GREAT WOMEN SONGWRITERS Songs by Dorothy Fields, Billie Holiday, Carole King and more Sung by Jenn Gambatese, Kenita Miller, Linda Purl   and Margo Seibert Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7:30pm Schimmel Center at Pace University concludes its 2018-19 Cabaret Series with an evening of standards and musical theater selections composed by women titled Baby, Dream Your Dream: The Great Women Songwriters on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7:30pm. Tickets start at $29 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. The concert's title comes from a song with lyrics by Dorothy Fields from the Tony Award-winning show Sweet Charity. Other songwriters who will be saluted include Mary Rodgers (Once Upon a Mattress, Working), Betty Comden (On the Town, Peter Pan, Bells are Ringing), Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Violet), Lynn Ahrens (Once on This Island, Ragtime, Seussica... (read more)

Stephane Wrembel - Barbes
March 09, 2019 - Brooklyn

The French virtuoso guitarist first learned his craft with the manouche (the French Gypsies) but he has also gotten deep into American vernacular musical styles. He scored the theme song to Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" which he also performed live dng the 2012 Academy Awards and he has been called "a revelation" by Rolling Stone. While his playing falls into the general umbrella of Gypsy Swing his weekly sets showcase his own compositions which owe as much to Django Reinhardt as they do Pink Floyd or middle eastern modes.

Audrey Silver --- Jazz - The Triad Theatre
March 09, 2019 - New York

With a warm, swinging performing style, Audrey Silver is one of the most elegantly creative singers in jazz today. Known for her "extraordinary artistry" and "a velvet-laden timbre with impeccable phrasing," Audrey has more recently become known for her compelling takes on well-known pop tunes and her own poignant originals. Her performance will include originals, gems from the American Songbook and Peter Gabriel's "Solsbury Hill". "…Not since Karen Carpenter have I heard such a strong alto voice that is so pure and so convincing…" Geannine Reid, JazzTimes.com "[Silver's] voice is like pure sterling " Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes.com "A charismatic singer whose lyric poetry is reminiscent of Joni Mitchell's." Jazz Sensibilities

Uptown Nights: Guthrie Ramsey's Musiqology Presents Hide Melt Ghost - Harlem Stage
March 09, 2019 - New York

Pianist, composer and professor Guthrie Ramsey brings his book, 'Soundproof: Black Music, Magic and Racial Intimacies', alive with an ensemble of musicians and poets that revisits music from the past through current styles like gospel, jazz, soul and hip-hop. This multi-media concert explores how enslaved African Americans used music as proof of their humanity, as a soundtrack for paranormal events like spirit possession and as a melting pot in which diverse African cultural groups became an African American people. Black music is a powerful cultural transaction with magical qualities; it can occupy the past, present and future. This musical presentation makes explicit how black music "makes" social bonds and community values.

Kelley Suttenfield Trio - Symphony Space
March 09, 2019 - Manhattan

Jazz vocalist Kelley Suttenfield joins forces with guitarist Tosh Sheridan and cellist Adam Fisher to perform a special collection of songs and original compositions arranged for voice, guitar, and cello. It's movie night at Bar Thalia! Join us for a concert of Oscar award-winning and nominated music, from the 1930s to present day. "A warm, sensual and distinctive vocal sound marks Kelley Suttenfield as someone rather special in the somewhat overcrowded arena in which today's jazz singers must perform." – Jazz Mostly

Global Mashup 1: Bollywood Meets Global Roots Blues - Flushing Town Hall
March 09, 2019 - Flushing

We're mashing up 2 cultures on 1 stage with an open dance floor! Starting with dance lessons, then each band plays a set, then the two meet and jam. Celebrate Holi with GRAMMY-nominated Indian vocalist Falu, whose quartet combines traditional roots with inventive rock, mashing with Hazmat Modine, distillers of multi-American-genres, melded with African, Central Asian, Caribbean and Eastern European influences. Bring your dancing shoes

Will and Peter Anderson Quintet - Smalls Live
March 09, 2019 - New York City

WILLIAM ANDERSON alto sax                           ”Virtuoso on clarinet and saxophone,” (New York Times) Washington D.C. native Will Anderson was internationally ... Artist profile Peter Anderson photo PETER ANDERSON tenor sax Hailed a "virtuoso on clarinet and saxophone," (New York Times) Peter Anderson was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, where he was mentored by saxophonist, Texas-native ... Artist profile Tadataka Unno photo TADATAKA UNNO piano Born in Tokyo, Japan to parents who are music fans, Tadataka Unno grew up listening to many kinds of music. He began playing the piano at age 4. ... Artist profile Paul Gill photo PAUL GILL bass Bassist Paul Gill is veteran of the New York jazz scene and is recognized for his buoyant, swinging bass lines and virtuosic arco solos. When Gill arrived in ... Artist profile Chuck Redd photo CHUCK REDD drums Chuck Redd is well known internationally as a performer on drums and vibraphone. Chuck began recording and touring the globe when he joined the Charlie Byrd Trio at ...

Rachel Z. Hakim: Z - Smalls Live
March 09, 2019 - New York City

RACHEL Z. HAKIM piano Rachel Carmel Nicolazzo, better known as Rachel Z, and now Rachel Z Hakim, is a jazz and rock pianist and keyboardist and is considered one of the most influential ... Artist profile Jeremy Pelt photo JEREMY PELT trumpet Jeremy Pelt arrived in New York in 1998 after graduating from Berklee College of Music. Once he got there, it wasn't long before he started being noticed by ... Artist profile Ben Street photo BEN STREET bass Ben Street is a New York-area jazz double-bassist. He has played with many great jazz artists, notably Kurt Rosenwinkel on the Album "Next Step," Ben Monder on the ... Artist profile Clarence Penn photo CLARENCE PENN drums Clarence Penn ranks high among drummers who are versatile and savvy enough to play any style of music. Having played in a semi-professional capacity since the age of ...

Philip Harper Quintet - Smalls Live
March 09, 2019 - New York City

Philip Harper (born May 10, 1965 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a jazz trumpeter. He grew up in Atlanta and studied music there. He later worked with The Jazz ...

Uptown Nights: Guthrie Ramsey's Musiqology Presents Hide/Melt/Ghost - Harlem Stage
March 09, 2019 - New York

Pianist, composer and professor Guthrie Ramsey brings his book, 'Soundproof: Black Music, Magic and Racial Intimacies', alive with an ensemble of musicians and poets that revisits music from the past through current styles like gospel, jazz, soul and hip-hop. This multi-media concert explores how enslaved African Americans used music as proof of their humanity, as a soundtrack for paranormal events like spirit possession and as a melting pot in which diverse African cultural groups became an African American people. Black music is a powerful cultural transaction with magical qualities; it can occupy the past, present and future. This musical presentation makes explicit how black music "makes" social bonds and community values.

After Hours hosted by Greg Glassman - Fat Cat
March 09, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by Greg Glassman

Myron Walden Countryfied 7 - The Django
March 09, 2019 - New York

Myron Walden Countryfied 7

Professor Cunningham and His Old School - The Django
March 09, 2019 - New York

Professor Cunningham and His Old School

Adam Birnbaum - Birdland
Through March 09, 2019 - New York

Adam Birnbaum is emerging as one of the top young voices in jazz piano. Since arriving on the New York scene in 2003, he has become increasingly prominent performing in clubs and festivals around the world. A diverse performer, Adam regularly tours with The Al Foster Quartet and Darcy James Argue's Secret Society as well as frequently performing with the likes of Cecile McLorin Salvant, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, and many other ensembles. "Three Of A Mind," Adam's latest album as a leader, received four stars and an Editor's Pick in Downbeat magazine and was hailed as "an eloquent dispatch from the heart of the contemporary piano trio tradition" by the New York Times.

Karrin Allyson - Birdland
Through March 09, 2019 - New York

Throughout her fifteen albums, Karrin Allyson, five-time Grammy nominee in the Best Jazz Vocalist category, has demonstrated an uncanny ability to 'get inside' a lyric — to take over a song and reshape it into something magical. "Ever since her impressive debut (I Didn't Know About You, Concord, 1992) Karrin Allyson has successfully pulled material from both the pop and jazz world and it all works well with her voluptuous huskiness and rhythmic sensibility." – Roger Crane, The International Review of Music Stephen Holden, in a NY TIMES concert review, praised Allyson as "one of the most grounded singers working today," with an "exceptionally keen eye for the smart, semi-obscure pop or jazz number that speaks directly to the moment." In his WALL STREET JOURNAL preview, writer Will Friedwald buzzed, "she sings with amazing subtlety." And in his lead JAZZTIMES MAGAZINE CD review, VOX critic Christopher Loudon said Allyson's songs "shimmer with tender vibrancy."

Suzanne Vega - Cafe Carlyle
Through March 09, 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.

Spyro Gyra - Blue Note
Through March 09, 2019 - New York

As Spyro Gyra contemplates upcoming milestones to its storied career, it's tempting to fall back on the Grateful Dead lyric, "What a long strange trip it's been" to describe it. During that time, they have performed over five thousand shows, released twenty-nine albums (not counting "Best Of…" compilations) selling over ten million albums while also achieving one platinum and two gold albums. What's more, 2012 marks thirty-five years since their first eponymous album release. 2014, only a couple of years away, will mean forty years as a band. They show little sign of wanting to slow down either, gaining Grammy© nominations for each of their last four albums. Born in Brooklyn, bandleader Jay Beckenstein grew up listening to the music of Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins and Dizzy Gillespie, and started playing the saxophone at age seven. Beckenstein attended the University at Buffalo, starting out as a biology major before changing to music performance (read classical and avant garde). During summer breaks, he and an old high school friend, keyboardist Jeremy Wall, played gigs together back on Long Island. Wall attended college in California, and after both graduate... (read more)

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."

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

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)

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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