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Blues and Jazz in New York City This Week - October 15-October 22

October 15, 2017 - 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 B.B. King's Blues Club and Grill and Terra Blues.

Harlem Gospel Choir - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 15, 2017 - New York

Southern Buffet & Live Music Every Sunday from 12:30 - 2:30 pm Featuring The World-Famous Harlem Gospel Choir On any Sunday you can visit a soul-food brunch at BB King Blues Club, New York City. The home-style "all you can eat" southern buffet is guaranteed to fill the hole in your soul, and the gospel performances will have you dancing on the stage. Please choose the Gospel Brunch event you wish to attend from the calendar below.

Acfny Moving Sounds Festival: Ars Electronica / Eyebeam Edition: Mshr / Yatta / Br-Laser - Roulette
October 15, 2017 - Brooklyn

BR-Laser is an engineer, visual sound artist and cofounder of Kunstverein NewJörg Vienna. He is a regular guest at international experimental music festivals, music fairs and soldering workshops. Performance highlights include: Ars Electonica (Linz), Superbooth (Berlin), Modular Days (Barcelona), and Machines in Music (New York). MSHR is the art collective of Birch Cooper and Brenna Murphy. They build and explore systems to reveal pathways toward ecstatic sensory experience and work at the intersection of digital sculpture, analog circuitry and ceremonial performance. The physical projects revolve around analog light-audio feedback systems built from macro-arrangements of our sculptural synthesizers. On the virtual side, they weave computer generated portraits of inter-dimensional entities and psychedelic realms. These physical and virtual pursuits inform each other deeply, unfolding a hyper-shape that houses both. YATTA is a Houston-born interdisciplinary artist, digipoet, and musician currently based in Brooklyn. Using incantations born of loop pedal drones, folk acoustics, and ecstatic beats, they alchemize and creolize jazz vocals with Krio cries to create music to lie do... (read more)

Brazilian Jazz, Jobim & Bossa Nova - Club Groove NYC
October 15, 2017 - New York

Vocalist Julie Eigenberg and guitar hero Manny Moreira join forces to pay tribute to Brazilian jazz legend Tom Jobim, the Grammy-winning king of bossa nova and composer of enduring hits, including the international smash "The Girl From Ipanema." A Juilliard-trained composer, arranger and singer, Moriera was part of the musical ensemble for the Grammy and Tony-winning musical In the Heights, among many other Broadway and off-Broadway shows. Eigenberg is an accomplished jazz singer and composer who's equally entrancing whether performing American or Latin-flavored classics. Along with performing Jobim'sbossa nova tunes. She has been a featured vocalist in the finest Entertainment Company Bands, New York City Swing & the Empire Orchestra. Stacia has sung backgrounds for Sybil, Will Calhoun, Cyrus Chestnut, Alex Bugnon, the Popular NYC dance Band "Booga Sugar", and Jamaica All-stars lead singer Tonni Smith. She is a graduate of Music & Art High School & Berklee College of Music respectively with honors. Her long awaited debut Album "Keep It Movin" is doing well in the UK and sure to become an international Christian Inspirational & Urban Gospel favorite.

Brazilian Jazz, Jobim & Bossa Nova - Club Groove NYC
October 15, 2017 - New York

Vocalist Julie Eigenberg and guitar hero Manny Moreira join forces to pay tribute to Brazilian jazz legend Tom Jobim, the Grammy-winning king of bossa nova and composer of enduring hits, including the international smash "The Girl From Ipanema." A Juilliard-trained composer, arranger and singer, Moriera was part of the musical ensemble for the Grammy and Tony-winning musical In the Heights, among many other Broadway and off-Broadway shows. Eigenberg is an accomplished jazz singer and composer who's equally entrancing whether performing American or Latin-flavored classics. Along with performing Jobim'sbossa nova tunes. She has been a featured vocalist in the finest Entertainment Company Bands, New York City Swing & the Empire Orchestra. Stacia has sung backgrounds for Sybil, Will Calhoun, Cyrus Chestnut, Alex Bugnon, the Popular NYC dance Band "Booga Sugar", and Jamaica All-stars lead singer Tonni Smith. She is a graduate of Music & Art High School & Berklee College of Music respectively with honors. Her long awaited debut Album "Keep It Movin" is doing well in the UK and sure to become an international Christian Inspirational & Urban Gospel favorite.

Joey DeFrancesco Plays Monk - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
October 15, 2017 - New York

With organist/pianist/trumpeter Joey DeFrancesco, saxophonist Troy Roberts, and drummer Michael Ode "The modern master of the Hammond B-3 organ." – NPR Multi-instrumentalist and singer Joey DeFrancesco was born in 1971, signed his first record deal at age 16, and has since recorded and performed with Miles Davis, Jimmy Smith, Elvin Jones, James Moody, Ray Charles, and countless more. Loved by musicians, critics, and audiences, he has won the DownBeat Critics Poll ten times and has won the Readers Poll every year since 2005! Catch his trio at Dizzy's for a unique take on the music of Thelonious Monk—part of our weeklong celebration of Monk's centennial.

Joey DeFrancesco Plays Monk - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
October 15, 2017 - New York

With organist/pianist/trumpeter Joey DeFrancesco, saxophonist Troy Roberts, and drummer Michael Ode "The modern master of the Hammond B-3 organ." – NPR Multi-instrumentalist and singer Joey DeFrancesco was born in 1971, signed his first record deal at age 16, and has since recorded and performed with Miles Davis, Jimmy Smith, Elvin Jones, James Moody, Ray Charles, and countless more. Loved by musicians, critics, and audiences, he has won the DownBeat Critics Poll ten times and has won the Readers Poll every year since 2005! Catch his trio at Dizzy's for a unique take on the music of Thelonious Monk—part of our weeklong celebration of Monk's centennial.

Sibelius & Rubinstein - Rose Theater
October 15, 2017 - Columbus Circle

World-renowned conductor Neeme Järvi, artistic director of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, leads The Orchestra Now in works by Sibelius, Anton Rubinstein, and Michael Daugherty. Guest soloists include Grammy Award-winning cellist Zuill Bailey and pianist Anna Shelest, the youngest prize winner of the Milosz Magin International Piano Competition.

Stephane Wrembel - Barbès
October 15, 2017 - Park Slope

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.

New Brazilian Perspectives: Flavio Silva Quartet - Cornelia Street Cafe
October 15, 2017 - New York

Flávio Silva is a musician who is part of a new generation of Brazilian composers and instrumentalists that have been breaking through the musical scene in different places, such as Brazil, The Netherlands and most recently, New York. Having shared the stage with names like Victor Wooten, Munir Hossn, Ettiene Mbappe, Arismar do Espirito Santo, Kendrick Scott, among others, Flavio brings a fusion of Brazilian and African Rhythms to jazz with his music, with strong grooves and beautiful melodies.

Laura Zarougian - Sidewalk
October 15, 2017 - New York

- Americana / folk / alt-country

Tamuro Rie from Japan - Singer Songwriter - Silvana
October 15, 2017 - New York

Tamuro Rie is a 21 years old singer songwriter from Nara, Japan

John Wriggle Orchestra - Jazz Big Band - Silvana
October 15, 2017 - New York

John Wriggle Swing Orchestra: Jazz historian and author John Wriggle presents classic big band arrangements - and some lost masterpieces - from the swing era legacies of Louis Armstrong, Fletcher Henderson, Benny Goodman, Jimmie Lunceford, and more.

Joel Gonzalez Quintet- Jazz - Silvana
October 15, 2017 - New York

oel Gonzalez Quintet is a new project led by Catalan Pianist Joel Gonzalez, who has participated in several Jazz Bands in Barcelona and New York both as a Sideman and Leader, where he had the honor of playing alongside great musicians such as Jesse Davis and Perico Sambeat. In constant search for improvement Joel moved to New York in 2016 to pursue a Masters in Piano Jazz at Queens College, being the latest recipient of the prestigious Sir Roland Hanna Award. In his Quintet Joel expresses his knowledge and growth as a musician through original material and improvisation. He is accompanied in this project by great friends and excellent musicians: • Uri Valles (Trumpet) • Lucas Martinez (Tenor Sax) • Eunjung Jo (Double Bass) • Andreu Pitarch (Drums)

Eddie Palmieri 80th Birthday Celebration - Blue Note
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

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

Masterworks Series - Barge Music
Through October 15, 2017 - Brooklyn

Brahms Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78 Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100 Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108 Mark Peskanov, violin Nina Kogan, piano

Brilliant Corners: John Beasley Big Band Plays Monk'Estra - Blue Smoke & Jazz Standard
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

Joey DeFrancesco Plays Monk - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

With organist/pianist/trumpeter Joey DeFrancesco, saxophonist Troy Roberts, and drummer Michael Ode "The modern master of the Hammond B-3 organ." – NPR Multi-instrumentalist and singer Joey DeFrancesco was born in 1971, signed his first record deal at age 16, and has since recorded and performed with Miles Davis, Jimmy Smith, Elvin Jones, James Moody, Ray Charles, and countless more. Loved by musicians, critics, and audiences, he has won the DownBeat Critics Poll ten times and has won the Readers Poll every year since 2005! Catch his trio at Dizzy's for a unique take on the music of Thelonious Monk—part of our weeklong celebration of Monk's centennial.

Billy Bragg (Early Show) - City Winery
October 16, 2017 - New York

Fresh from touring the world with Joe Henry and galvanized by 'events', not least the worrying rise of popularism, Billy Bragg is dealing with it in the best way he knows how, by strapping on his electric guitar and heading out on tour across the US in October, under the title 'Bridges Not Walls'. Billy, in one-man Clash mode, will perform songs from his 30+ year career, some pertinent covers by his heroes and mentors and some freshly minted songs about the state of the world. Billy Bragg has been a fearless recording artist, tireless live performer and peerless political campaigner for over 30 years. Among the former Saturday boy's albums are his punk-charged debut Life's a Riot With Spy Vs Spy, the more love-infused Workers Playtime, pop classic Don't Try This At Home, the Queen's Golden Jubilee-timed treatise on national identity England, Half-English, and his stripped-down tenth, Tooth & Nail, his most successful since the early 90s. The intervening three decades have been marked by a number one hit single, having a street named after him, being the subject of a South Bank Show, appearing onstage at Wembley Stadium, curating Left Field at Glastonbury, sharing spotted dick w... (read more)

Stanley Jordan - Album Release Celebration - Blue Note
October 16, 2017 - New York

In a career that took flight in 1985 with commercial and critical acclaim, guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan has consistently displayed a chameleonic musical persona of openness, imagination, versatility and maverick daring. Be it bold reinventions of classical masterpieces or soulful explorations through pop-rock hits, to blazing straight ahead jazz forays and ultramodern improvisational works—solo or with a group—Jordan can always be counted on to take listeners on breathless journeys into the unexpected. His mastery of a special technique on the guitar's fretboard was key to Jordan's fast-track acclaim. Instead of conventional strumming and picking, Jordan's innovative "touch technique" is an advanced form of two-handed tapping. While a handful of other players were using similar techniques, Stanley's fluid, multi-layered textures and sheer virtuosity raised the bar for excellence. But his technique, though impressive, is always a means to a musical end. His music is imbued with a warmth and sensitivity that has captured the imagination of listeners worldwide. A classically trained pianist before playing guitar, Jordan wanted greater freedom in voicing chords on his guitar... (read more)

Kelly Moran: Hallucinations for Keyboard and Electronics - Roulette
October 16, 2017 - Brooklyn

Kelly Moran is a composer and pianist from New York. As the sole engineer and producer of her five solo albums, her intricately arranged electro-acoustic compositions have been described as accomplishing "the rare feat of making the work of a single individual sound like the artistic output of a veritable creative army." (Zoe Camp, Clrvynt) As a pianist, Moran specializes in works that employ extended techniques and prepared piano. Her album Bloodroot was released by Telegraph Harp Records in March 2017 and received praise from Pitchfork, NPR, The Log Journal, KEXP, and many more. In recent years she has performed as a bassist in Weasel Walter's no-wave outfit Cellular Chaos, and keyboardist for avant-rock band Voice Coils. Recent collaborations include projects with Toby Driver (Kayo Dot), Charlie Looker (Extra Life), and acclaimed pianist Margaret Leng-Tan. Moran completed her undergraduate degree at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor where she studied piano performance, sound engineering, and composition. In 2010, Moran received a fellowship for the MFA program in Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology at University of California-Irvine. Moran works as a freelance p... (read more)

Mingus Big Band - Blue Smoke & Jazz Standard
October 16, 2017 - New York

The GRAMMY Award–winning Mingus Big Band performs another month of "Mingus Mondays" dedicated to the music of legendary jazz bassist, composer, and bandleader Charles Mingus (1922–1979). "Mingus' diverse repertoire includes everything from gospel hollers and church music to lush ballads, swinging dance tunes, bebop and the blues…The music is, like Mingus himself, earthy, passionate, soul-ful and intense – and at all times swinging." (NPR)

Los Wembler's, El Combo Chimbita - Pioneer Works
October 16, 2017 - Brooklyn

The five Sanchez brothers grew up in the Amazonian city of Iquitos -where they still live – and were some of the first to electrify their local dance rhythms. Los Wember's were an essential part of both volumes of The Roots of Chicha and there couldn't be a more appropriate band to celebrate the revival of Chicha and Psychedelic Cumbia. For the past thirty years, Los Wembler's had mostly remained in the Amazonian city of Iquitos, playing local functions, but there has been a regain of interest for the band. They have collaborated with Peruvian electro cumbia group Dengue Dengue Dengue, have been covered by Los Mirlos, Chicha Libre, Firewater and others, and inspired countless new bands.

The Music of Sade, Anita Baker, Regina Belle Feat. Stacia Hobdy - Club Groove NYC
October 16, 2017 - New York

STACIA (pronounced Stay-Sha) is a unique Songwriter /vocalist that can sing just about any style of music convincingly. Stacia is no stranger to live performances and prefers it to taped appearances. Stacia has been performing in a variety of music genres & venues throughout the east coast. She leads her own jazz trio & R& B/Funk quartet, a cabaret revue, and hosts open mikes in the tri-state New York areas with her band "Free". This songstress has been a lead vocalist in the local Jazz and Soul group "Jazz Plus", the funk rock band "The Drive", Funk and R&B bands "The Jam Syndicate" & "The BG Experience" She has been a featured vocalist in the finest Entertainment Company Bands, New York City Swing & the Empire Orchestra. Stacia has sung backgrounds for Sybil, Will Calhoun, Cyrus Chestnut, Alex Bugnon, the Popular NYC dance Band "Booga Sugar", and Jamaica All-stars lead singer Tonni Smith. She is a graduate of Music & Art High School & Berklee College of Music respectively with honors. Her long awaited debut Album "Keep It Movin" is doing well in the UK and sure to become an international Christian Inspirational & Urban Gospel favorite.

Monday Nights with WBGO: Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
October 16, 2017 - New York

Live webcast and artist interview with WBGO host Rhonda Hamilton will begin at 7:15pm EST on jazz.org/live. WBGO is proud to partner once again with Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola on Monday Nights with WBGO. The series features talented new artists as well as groups from some of the area's great college jazz programs. Each performance is hosted by WBGO announcer Rhonda Hamilton. With violinist Jenny Scheinman, pianist Carmen Staaf, cornetist Kirk Knuffke, clarinetist Jeff Lederer, bassist Todd Sickafoose, and drummer/composer Allison Miller Drummer, composer, and bandleader Allison Miller returns to Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola with her band Boom Tic Boom. The ensemble traverses an eclectic repertoire of Miller's original pieces that show off her versatility as a drummer—ranging from hard-driving, rock-influenced drumming to freer, more decorative stretches. Across this range, audiences can expect to hear extended solos from her excellent band members, moments of group improvisation, and a series of rhythmically and melodically complex tunes that are both unpredictable and memorable. Overall, the group's genre is hard to categorize, and that flexibility works to its benefit. Join us at Diz... (read more)

Monday Nights with WBGO: Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
October 16, 2017 - New York

Live webcast and artist interview with WBGO host Rhonda Hamilton will begin at 7:15pm EST on jazz.org/live. WBGO is proud to partner once again with Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola on Monday Nights with WBGO. The series features talented new artists as well as groups from some of the area's great college jazz programs. Each performance is hosted by WBGO announcer Rhonda Hamilton. With violinist Jenny Scheinman, pianist Carmen Staaf, cornetist Kirk Knuffke, clarinetist Jeff Lederer, bassist Todd Sickafoose, and drummer/composer Allison Miller Drummer, composer, and bandleader Allison Miller returns to Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola with her band Boom Tic Boom. The ensemble traverses an eclectic repertoire of Miller's original pieces that show off her versatility as a drummer—ranging from hard-driving, rock-influenced drumming to freer, more decorative stretches. Across this range, audiences can expect to hear extended solos from her excellent band members, moments of group improvisation, and a series of rhythmically and melodically complex tunes that are both unpredictable and memorable. Overall, the group's genre is hard to categorize, and that flexibility works to its benefit. Join us at Diz... (read more)

The Mabel Mercer Foundation's 28th New York Cabaret Convention - Rose Theater
October 16, 2017 - Columbus Circle

Gala Opening Night, hosted by KT Sullivan. With Corinna Sowers Adler, Danny Bacher, Brent Barrett, Carole J. Bufford, Joshua Lance Dixon, Tommy J. Dose, Greg Gropper, Luba Mason, Marilyn Maye, Tanya Moberly, Karen Oberlin, Lyric Peterson, Vivian Reed, Adam Shapiro, and Jacob Storms.

Beginner's Guide to Jazz with Seton Hawkins - Varis Leichtman Studio
October 16, 2017 - New York

Jazz may have been born in New Orleans, but it quickly moves into cities around the nation and takes root. In its earliest days, one of the most crucial cities for Jazz's development was Chicago, as masters like King Oliver and Louis Armstrong set up shop in the Windy City and set the world alight with their music. At the same time, Jazz musicians see the rising ballroom dance craze, and get on the bandwagon by form dance orchestras heralding the birth of the big bands! Join us as we explore this crucial turning point in Jazz's history.

Brain Cloud - Barbès
October 16, 2017 - Brooklyn

Every Monday. "My brain is cloudy, my soul is upside-down... When I get that low-down feeling, I know the blues must be someplace around." (Bob Wills)The Brain Cloud's brand of western swing draws from the New Orleans-meets-Texas, strings-meet-horns, jazz-meets-country sound that Bob Wills perfected on his mid-1940's Tiffany Transcriptions radio broadcasts. The Brain Cloud includes Dennis Lichtman (mandolin/fiddle/clarinet), Tamar Korn - of the Cangelosi Cards (vocals), Raphael McGregor (lap steel guitar), Skip Krevens (guitar), Andrew Hall (bass), and Kevin Dorn (drums), plus frequent guest appearances by Matt Munisteri (guitar) and Rob Hecht (fiddle).

McCoy Tyner - Blue Note
October 17, 2017 - New York

Jazz pianist McCoy Tyner is widely considered one of the finest and most influential pianists in jazz history. His signature booming left-hand and fleeting right created a unique sound that can be heard on his recordings as a sideman with the John Coltrane Quartet in the 1960s and on his 80-plus albums as a leader. Tyner's most recent project for McCoy Tyner Music/Half Note Records is his first solo effort in almost a decade titled Solo: Live From San Francisco. The release is the third for his label and features eleven solo vignettes recorded at the Herbst Theater in 2007. Tyner's blues based piano style, replete with sophisticated chords and an explosively percussive left hand has transcended conventional styles to become one of the most identifiable sounds in improvised music. His harmonic contributions and dramatic rhythmic devices form the vocabulary of a majority of jazz pianists.

Luba Mason - Iridium
October 17, 2017 - New York

Vocalist Luba Mason is "a powerfully emotional song interpreter" (All Music Guide), blessed with "a celestial voice" (Los Angeles Times). The classically trained singer, pianist, dancer and actor who was nominated for the prestigious 2015 DRAMA DESK and LUCILLE LORTEL theater awards as "Best Featured Actress in a Musical", also has an impressive Broadway pedigree that really knocks you out with not only her stunning vocal range but also her extraordinary versatility as a performer. Luba is beyond category. "A voice as big and rich as a star-filled sky." – Jazz Times "A Broadway veteran and omnivorous singer." – Billboard "A force of nature. She goes deep and we want to dive with her." – Huffington Post "A celestial voice." – Los Angeles Times "Mixtura is a powerful message of self-determination." – Jazziz "Love it! Great mix of music!" – KPFK Los Angeles "A powerfully emotional song interpreter." – All Music Guide "This lady has some moxie!" – Jazz Weekly "(Krazy Love) Exquisite, Seductive, Saudade." – Sting "(Mixtura) Continues to meet the exemplary standards Luba has set for herself as an artist." - AXS.com "An alluring voice that dynami... (read more)

A Decade of Soul - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 17, 2017 - New York

featuring Bruce "Big Daddy" Wayne & Special Guest Prentiss McNeil of The Drifters A musical journey taking you back in time! Back to when Berry Gordy's Motown label and his studio band the Funk Brothers and Stax record's Booker T and the MG's were the proponents of what came to be known as a historical style of music. "Soul Music" A trip back to when King and Smash records gave us "The Godfather of Soul" while the Columbia and Atlantic label brought us "The Queen of Soul". Now after a 28 year tenure with "The Drifters", vocalist Prentiss McNeil along with Bruce Wayne are leading this classic soul review with their unmatched energy and breath taking showmanship. A Decade of Soul is a passion driven classic soul tribute where it's difficult to stay in your seat!

Brilliant Corners: Frank Kimbrough Quartet plays Monk - Blue Smoke & Jazz Standard
October 17, 2017 - New York

First Ladies of Soul w/ PAPA J & MO' SOUL feat. CARLA SCOTT - Club Groove NYC
October 17, 2017 - New York

Diana Ross has won a dozen Grammy Awards and earned her rightful place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, starting on The Supremes as Motown's most successful act and blazing a trail for future R&B and soul performers. Etta James' powerful voice has won six Grammy Awards and spanned R&B and rock and roll. Harlem musicians Papa J., Mo' Soul and vocalist Carla Scott honor these legendary female performers and more with their First Ladies of Soul show. Blending blues, soul and funk into their unique sound, the versatile performers dig deep into famous and critically-acclaimed music for this stimulating night at New York City's Club Groove.

Engelbert Humperdinck - New York City Theatre
October 17, 2017 - Tarry town

One of the world's most beloved performers, Engelbert Humperdinck has been wowing the crowds for over forty years. Don't miss the living legend live, as he performs some of his greatest hits from throughout the years. You know with the 'Humper' you're in for a very special evening! Originally hailing from Wales, via India, Engelbert, once plain old Gerry Dorsey, cut his teeth on the nightclub scene playing saxophone in the early 1950s. After being egged on by pals to enter a karaoke competition when he was 17, Dorsey started to take his voice seriously and his name a little less, adopting the his famous moniker in 1965. This changed proved to be mercurial, and within three years he scored his first number one on both sides of the Atlantic with 'Release Me', even managing to keep the Beatles off the top spot in the UK! Since then, the Humper has gone on to be known as the consummate showman, lending his wonderful voice to many styles and genres, excelling at ballads.

Josh Evans Big Band: To Diz with Love - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
October 17, 2017 - New York

Trumpeter Josh Evans has performed and recorded with an extraordinary list of artists, including Jackie McLean, Christian McBride, Cedar Walton, Rashied Ali, and Gregory Porter. Last year, the Josh Evans Big Band gave a riveting performance in honor of Wayne Shorter's Ertegun Hall of Fame induction, and tonight they return to Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola to pay tribute to another titan of jazz: Dizzy Gillespie. Evans' band features an exciting combination of up-and-coming players and well-established musicians, and we're looking forward to hearing their big band take on Dizzy! This performance kicks off our six-night celebration of Dizzy Gillespie's centennial.

Josh Evans Big Band: To Diz with Love - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
October 17, 2017 - New York

Trumpeter Josh Evans has performed and recorded with an extraordinary list of artists, including Jackie McLean, Christian McBride, Cedar Walton, Rashied Ali, and Gregory Porter. Last year, the Josh Evans Big Band gave a riveting performance in honor of Wayne Shorter's Ertegun Hall of Fame induction, and tonight they return to Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola to pay tribute to another titan of jazz: Dizzy Gillespie. Evans' band features an exciting combination of up-and-coming players and well-established musicians, and we're looking forward to hearing their big band take on Dizzy! This performance kicks off our six-night celebration of Dizzy Gillespie's centennial.

Late Night Session: Nate Sparks Ensemble - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
October 17, 2017 - New York

Tuesday-Saturday evenings, doors open at 11:15pm for Late Night Sessions featuring some of the most talented emerging artists in jazz. There are no reservations for Late Night Sessions - just swing by! This month, Thursday and Saturday evenings will be hosted by Julian Lee.

The Mabel Mercer Foundation's 28th New York Cabaret Convention - Rose Theater
October 17, 2017 - Columbus Circle

S'Wonderful: The Music of George Gershwin, hosted by Jeff Harnar & Andrea Marcovicci. With Karen Akers, Anna Bergman, Celia Berk, Eric Comstock, Barbara Fasano, Dominic Ferris, Shauna Hicks, Clint Holmes, Nicolas King, Stearns Matthews, Martin Milnes, Marissa Mulder, Mark Nadler, T. Oliver Reid, Steve Ross, Jennifer Sheehan, Deborah Silver, Gabrielle Stravelli, Jon Weber, and Aaron Weinstein.

Count Basie: From Kansas City to Harlem with John Wriggle - Varis Leichtman Studio
October 17, 2017 - New York

In our final week, we'll look at the late period of Count Basie's career, including his records with MGM-Verve and with Impulse! records. We'll also look at his collaborations with singers like Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughan, and Ella Fitzgerald, as well as his jam sessions for Pablo Records with figures like Count Basie and Louie Bellson.

Slavic Soul Party - Barbès
October 17, 2017 - 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).

Shevelovin' Quartet October Residency - Jazz - Silvana
October 17, 2017 - New York

Smooth, upbeat, dynamic Manhattan-based jazz group led by Mykola Shevelov

The Odd Hawk Orchestra - Funk / Jazz - Silvana
October 17, 2017 - New York

Newly formed 9 piece band (four piece horn section, four piece rhythm section, and a singer), The Odd Hawk Orchestra plays music that draws from funk, R&B, jazz, and rock and roll, with a goal to create an exciting listening experience that gets audiences dancing.

Masayo Ishigure + Kyoko Morishima - The Rubin Museum of Art
October 18, 2017 - Chelsea

Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the Museum's spiral staircase. Artists who specialize in music from the Himalayas and South Asia are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries. Masayo Ishigure began playing the koto and jiuta shamisen at the age of five in Gifu, Japan and has built a multifaceted career that continues to stretch the limits of the koto while maintaining a strong grasp on tradition. In 2005, she was a recording artist on the Grammy-winning soundtrack composed by John Williams for the movie Memoirs of a Geisha, alongside Yitzhak Perlman and Yo-Yo Ma. Her solo album, Grace, was released in 2001. Ishigure has performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall-Weill Recital Hall, BAM, Merkin Hall, Asia Society, Japan Society, the Metropolitan Museum, and Symphony Space, and she has been invited to perform at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, and the Smithsonian Institute.

A Decade of Soul - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 18, 2017 - New York

featuring Bruce "Big Daddy" Wayne & Special Guest Prentiss McNeil of The Drifters A musical journey taking you back in time! Back to when Berry Gordy's Motown label and his studio band the Funk Brothers and Stax record's Booker T and the MG's were the proponents of what came to be known as a historical style of music. "Soul Music" A trip back to when King and Smash records gave us "The Godfather of Soul" while the Columbia and Atlantic label brought us "The Queen of Soul". Now after a 28 year tenure with "The Drifters", vocalist Prentiss McNeil along with Bruce Wayne are leading this classic soul review with their unmatched energy and breath taking showmanship. A Decade of Soul is a passion driven classic soul tribute where it's difficult to stay in your seat!

Josh Evans Big Band: To Diz with Love - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
October 18, 2017 - New York

Trumpeter Josh Evans has performed and recorded with an extraordinary list of artists, including Jackie McLean, Christian McBride, Cedar Walton, Rashied Ali, and Gregory Porter. Last year, the Josh Evans Big Band gave a riveting performance in honor of Wayne Shorter's Ertegun Hall of Fame induction, and tonight they return to Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola to pay tribute to another titan of jazz: Dizzy Gillespie. Evans' band features an exciting combination of up-and-coming players and well-established musicians, and we're looking forward to hearing their big band take on Dizzy! This performance kicks off our six-night celebration of Dizzy Gillespie's centennial.

Josh Evans Big Band: To Diz with Love - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
October 18, 2017 - New York

Trumpeter Josh Evans has performed and recorded with an extraordinary list of artists, including Jackie McLean, Christian McBride, Cedar Walton, Rashied Ali, and Gregory Porter. Last year, the Josh Evans Big Band gave a riveting performance in honor of Wayne Shorter's Ertegun Hall of Fame induction, and tonight they return to Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola to pay tribute to another titan of jazz: Dizzy Gillespie. Evans' band features an exciting combination of up-and-coming players and well-established musicians, and we're looking forward to hearing their big band take on Dizzy! This performance kicks off our six-night celebration of Dizzy Gillespie's centennial.

Late Night Session: Nate Sparks Ensemble - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
October 18, 2017 - New York

Tuesday-Saturday evenings, doors open at 11:15pm for Late Night Sessions featuring some of the most talented emerging artists in jazz. There are no reservations for Late Night Sessions - just swing by! This month, Thursday and Saturday evenings will be hosted by Julian Lee.

The Mandingo Ambassadors - Barbès
October 18, 2017 - Brooklyn

Every Wednesday 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.

Alex Wyatt Group - Cornelia Street Cafe
October 18, 2017 - New York

With his dynamic ensemble, drummer/composer Alex Wyatt brings his singular compositional voice and playing style to Cornelia Street Café, presenting a mostly new collection of music since his well-regarded debut release There's Always Something. Expressive, lyrical, creative, passionate, and song-like, the music doesn't shy away from simple melodies or adventurous development. With an ensemble of some of the finest players and improvisers in today's field, Wyatt combines elements of mainstream jazz, folk, and rock, resulting in a set of refreshingly original music. Jazz critic Brent Black writes, "The entire sextet may have stumbled upon the perfect marriage of modern jazz with a touch of the old Blue Note sound…" "…there is an incredibly well thought out ebb and flow to this release… Wyatt plays with the finesse of a Paul Motion and the rhythmic complexity of a Max Roach." Brent Black, criticaljazz.com

Sean Smith & David Hazeltine - Saint Peter's Church
October 18, 2017 - New York

Midday Jazz Midtown is an ongoing jazz program for the midtown community. Concerts take place in the Sanctuary of Saint Peter's Church and are presented by Midtown Arts Common in cooperation with Saint Peter's Church. Ronny Whyte is the producer.

Roots & Rhythms of Latin Jazz, with Bobby Sanabria - Varis Leichtman Studio
October 18, 2017 - New York

Can't commit to a full course? Single classes are now available at Swing University for $35 each (fees may apply). "…you see, this was a new concept in interpreting Cuban music with as much (harmonic) richness as possible. You have to understand how important this was. It made every other band that came after, followers." – Chico O'Farrill Cuban born trumpeter, clarinetist, alto saxophonist, Mario Bauzá had been a child prodigy becoming a member of the Havana Philharmonic as a teenager and a featured clarinetist with pianist Antonio Maria Romeu's Charanga Orchestra. His arrival to NYC in 1926 at the age of 15 with Romeu changed his life as he was inspired by two things – Harlem, and the Paul Whitman Orchestra performing Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue. His return in 1930 led to him becoming drummer Chick Webb's lead trumpeter and musical director eventually working with Cab Calloway where he mentored Dizzy Gillespie. Mario's dream? To form an orchestra that would fuse authentic Afro-Cuban rhythms with the elegance, power, and harmonic sophistication of a jazz big band. In Spanish Harlem in 1939 his dream would be realized when with his brother-in-law, vocalist Frank "Machito" Gr... (read more)

Danny Lund - Sidewalk
October 18, 2017 - New York

alt / country / folk

Marie Danielle - Indie / Folk - Silvana
October 18, 2017 - New York

Marie Danielle is an indie folk singer-songwriter from Harrisburg, PA who now calls the road home after a few years each in NYC and LA. Her dark and clever songwriting connects to audiences with its naked honesty about love, loss and addiction.

Olivia Castriota - Club Groove NYC
October 19, 2017 - New York

Olivia Castriota is a NYC based vocalist and recording artist. Her debut album 'All At Once' peaked at #2 on the iTunes US New Album Release charts and her music video for "I Wanna Know" won 'Best R&B Video' by The Academia. She has had the privilege of singing at the World Famous Apollo Theater five times; opened for 'The God Mother of R&B' Lil' Mo, The Shades, Lili K, Milo Greene, and RANN; performed with Grammy nominated artist Marky of The Ramones and Hollywood Anderson of American Idol and worked with songwriter of seven #1 hit songs, Vlado Kolenic. To date, Olivia has performed at One World Trade Center, Paste Magazine, Sofar Sounds (NYC, Chicago, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Providence), MetLife Stadium, Long Island Blues Warehouse Radio, National Cherry Blossom Festival DC, BronxNet TV, ABC 27, FOX 43, NUBLU, The Village Underground, Bowery Electric, MilkRiver, Arlene's Grocery and Long Island Summer Festival.

Charles R Hale 'Jazz In The City: The New York Connection' with the David Raleigh Trio - The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
October 19, 2017 - New York

Historian, music aficionado and New York City native, Charles R. Hale narrates this musical tribute, transporting the audience back in time though personal recollections, intriguing anecdotes and glamorous stories of the artist and musical geniuses who created the Great American Songbook and made New York City the Jazz Capitol of the World. The program features singer, pianist, David Raleigh and his trio (Tony Cafora on sax, Danny Weller on bass and Daniel Glass on drums) Directed by 7 time MAC award winner, Natalie Douglas.

Martina Fiserova - Sidewalk
October 19, 2017 - New York

singer-songwriter / jazz / indie

A Decade of Soul - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 20, 2017 - New York

featuring Bruce "Big Daddy" Wayne & Special Guest Prentiss McNeil of The Drifters A musical journey taking you back in time! Back to when Berry Gordy's Motown label and his studio band the Funk Brothers and Stax record's Booker T and the MG's were the proponents of what came to be known as a historical style of music. "Soul Music" A trip back to when King and Smash records gave us "The Godfather of Soul" while the Columbia and Atlantic label brought us "The Queen of Soul". Now after a 28 year tenure with "The Drifters", vocalist Prentiss McNeil along with Bruce Wayne are leading this classic soul review with their unmatched energy and breath taking showmanship. A Decade of Soul is a passion driven classic soul tribute where it's difficult to stay in your seat!

Boney James @ B.B. King's - Blue Note
October 20, 2017 - New York

Four-time GRAMMY nominee and multi-platinum selling sax-man Boney James continues his artistic evolution with the dynamic futuresoul. Fusing his love for vintage soul music with his mastery of modern production, Boney has created another genre-bending work following on the heels of his 2014 GRAMMY-nominated album The Beat. "The forms I'm working with are rooted in my early influences," says James, dropping names like King Curtis, the Stylistics and Earth, Wind & Fire. "But recently I've been listening to contemporary artists like Tinashe, Sam Smith and Ellie Goulding, and I'm inspired by the sound of their recordings. The production is so cool and evocative. As I started the new record, I was in my backyard studio messing around with this "gearhead" stuff I've collected. Ideas started flowing and it sounded like modern soul music to me. I thought to myself, `What is this?'... And then it hit me: `futuresoul.'" Born in Lowell, Mass. and raised in New Rochelle, NY, Boney became seriously interested in music in the mid `70s, a very vibrant and freewheeling period for popular music. "You could hear different genres all over the radio. Contemporary jazz was everywhere - peo... (read more)

Masterworks Series - Barge Music
October 20, 2017 - Brooklyn

Little Tribute to Vienna Haydn Sonata No. 47 in B minor, Hob. XVI:32 Schubert/Liszt Valse-Caprice No. 6, "Soirées de Vienne" Webern Kinderstück, Op. posth. Kreisler/Rachmaninov Liebesleid Schumann Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26 Alexandra Joan, piano

Noah Gundersen - Music Hall of Williamsburg
October 20, 2017 - Brooklyn

WHITE NOISE In America today, anyone can engage in spiritual surrender. Performing the rite is simple: one first gathers with their community in a room of mirrors (in peripheral vision these mirrors appear as windows). Next, the agendas, hopes, and grievances of each individual are written down and cast along pulsed radio frequencies to data centers. From here they are automatically sifted through a neural network of graphics processing units, and contributed to an artificial intelligence engine. The principal aim of the ritual is to preserve the cosmic movement of collective perception. Secondary aims include catharsis, prosperity, and (occasionally) procreation. Because of the persistence of social stresses and mounting political dread, the ritual's cyclic performance is necessary (twice daily, once at dusk and once at dawn).

Tribute to Herbie Hancock ft. Deej & The Sonic Revolution - Club Groove NYC
October 20, 2017 - New York

Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music. Throughout his explorations, he has transcended limitations and genres while maintaining his unmistakable voice. With an illustrious career spanning five decades and 14 Grammy™ Awards, including Album of the Year for River: The Joni Letters, he continues to amaze audiences across the globe. There are few artists in the music industry who have had more influence on acoustic and electronic jazz and R&B than Herbie Hancock. As the immortal Miles Davis said in his autobiography, "Herbie was the step after Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk, and I haven't heard anybody yet who has come after him."

Late Night Session: Nate Sparks Ensemble - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
October 20, 2017 - New York

Tuesday-Saturday evenings, doors open at 11:15pm for Late Night Sessions featuring some of the most talented emerging artists in jazz. There are no reservations for Late Night Sessions - just swing by! This month, Thursday and Saturday evenings will be hosted by Julian Lee.

Miles Mosley + The West Coast Get Down - (Le) Poisson Rouge
October 20, 2017 - New York

L.A. born Mosley is a true force on the upright bass, incorporating effects pedals, his bow, his vocals and a horn section for his one-of-a-kind forward leaning solo projects. In addition to his solo career with his band, he has performed, recorded, produced and toured with artists including Chris Cornell, Christina Aguilera, Sean King, Mos Def, India Arie, Lauryn Hill, Terrence Howard, Jonathan Davis of Korn, A v e n g e d Sevenfold, Jason Mraz, Jeff Beck, Rihanna, and Cee Lo Green. Considered one of the world's "premier upright bassists", many have called him the 'Jimi Hendrix of the upright bass', and a 'master musician and live performer'. Mosley is a founding member and upright bass player for the acclaimed Los Angeles- based group, the West Coast Get Down (WCGD), a collaborative group of musicians born and raised in Los Angeles. Apart, they are some of the most sought after musicians in the world; together they are uninhibited innovators moving effortlessly through multiple genres of music. He has a new duo project, BFI with WCGD drummer/producer Tony Austin. He recorded three tracks on Kendrick Lamar's Grammy-winning album 'To Pimp A Butterfly'; and is the upright bass play... (read more)

Somi in Petite Afrique October 20 | 7:30 pm Aaron Davis Hall - City College Center for the Arts
October 20, 2017 - New York City

Celebrated for her unique sound merging jazz and African musical stylings, Somi has been called a modern-day Miriam Makeba and has performed and recorded alongside artists including Mos Def, Paul Simon, John Legend, Baaba Maal, Danilo Perez and Jennifer Hudson. Through her most recent work, "Petite Afrique," the prodigiously talented songstress—born in Illinois to parents from Uganda and Rwanda—takes listeners on an aural exploration of the African immigrant communities who, like her, call Harlem home. Weaving her cultural intimacy into every bar and lyric, Somi will present a song cycle that ponders the dignity, beauty and fate of the African immigrants who have added to the vibrant tapestry of the historic New York City neighborhood. She will be joined by her band: Liberty Ellman (guitar), Toru Dodo (piano), Keith Witty (bass) and Otis Brown III (drums). Somi is an acclaimed vocalist and songwriter with roots in East Africa who blends African and jazz traditions to create her signature sound. JazzTimes magazine describes her live performance as "the earthy gutsiness of Nina Simone blended with the vocal beauty of Dianne Reeves." Somi sings in English and a wide range of Africa... (read more)

Membership Open Sound Checks - Rose Theater
October 20, 2017 - New York

Members-only open sound check with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Go behind-the-scenes while the orchestra tunes up for The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Songbook concert! Become a member.

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Songbook - Rose Theater
October 20, 2017 - New York

Continuing Jazz at Lincoln Center's 30th anniversary celebration, this special evening is dedicated to the brilliant composers of New York City's house band: the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. The JLCO has put forth a vast, innovative body of original work over the past decade, and for two nights in Rose Theater they will treat audiences to a collection of their best compositions. Featuring the compositions of current JLCO members like Victor Goines, Ted Nash, Sherman Irby, Marcus Printup, Vincent Gardner, and Wynton Marsalis, the JLCO songbook includes some of the finest and most stylistically diverse big band music in history. Such variety and uniformly high quality is a rare achievement for any band, but no other group has ever had 11 composers and arrangers of this level in its ranks. The JLCO composers' thematic ambitions, distinctive musical personalities, and unprecedented range make their repertoire a particularly potent demonstration of big band jazz's limitless potential. Free pre-concert discussion nightly at 7pm. This concert has been chosen as one of our 30th anniversary landmark performances because of the remarkable compositional abiliti... (read more)

Francis Falls - Sidewalk
October 20, 2017 - New York

roots / Americana singer-songwriter

Mojuba - Modern World-Jazz - Silvana
October 20, 2017 - New York

Mojubá is a modern world-jazz quintet that disseminates the folkloric music of Cuba and Brazil. Our versatile quintet's mission is to combine both sacred and secular songs with the rhythms of the Lucumi (Santeria) and the Candomblé as inspiration for their compositions and improvisations.

The Library Band- Acoustic Duo - Silvana
October 20, 2017 - New York

Joe and Matt have been playing and writing music together for a long time. As The Library Band, they combine stellar harmonies and multi-instrumental magic to ensure a pleasant reading experience

k2 Lounge - The Rubin Museum
October 20, 2017 - New York

Cocktails, art, and music make a heady mix at K2 Friday Nights. Café Serai becomes the K2 Lounge, offering a special pan-Asian tapas menu to accompany the evening's DJ. Happy Hour runs from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a two-for-one special on all beer, wine, and well drinks. Coming with friends? Click here to learn about group reservations. About the DJ DJ/producer Don Cerati has eclectic tastes in music and in life. His sets brings together house, Latin, funk, Brazilian, Afrobeat, disco, reggae, world lounge, cumbia, dub, tropical bass, and everything in between.

Hot Autumn Nights: Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone and More! - The Theatre at Westbury
October 21, 2017 - Westbury

Line Up: Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone, The Grass Roots, The Buckinghams and Peter Tork (of The Monkees). Performed in the Full Round. Everyone needs a ticket regardless of Age Interested in VIP Membership and Premium Seating for our events? For information please call 516-247-5211 Members get the best seats!

A Decade of Soul - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 21, 2017 - New York

featuring Bruce "Big Daddy" Wayne & Special Guest Prentiss McNeil of The Drifters A musical journey taking you back in time! Back to when Berry Gordy's Motown label and his studio band the Funk Brothers and Stax record's Booker T and the MG's were the proponents of what came to be known as a historical style of music. "Soul Music" A trip back to when King and Smash records gave us "The Godfather of Soul" while the Columbia and Atlantic label brought us "The Queen of Soul". Now after a 28 year tenure with "The Drifters", vocalist Prentiss McNeil along with Bruce Wayne are leading this classic soul review with their unmatched energy and breath taking showmanship. A Decade of Soul is a passion driven classic soul tribute where it's difficult to stay in your seat!

Tierney Sutton: The Sting Variations - Kumble Theater
October 21, 2017 - Brooklyn

“A serious jazz artist who takes the whole enterprise to another level.” -- The New York Times Known for her original and edgy interpretations of the classic jazz songbook, eight-time GRAMMY® nominee Tierney Sutton has received seven consecutive nominations for “Best Jazz Vocal Album” – a nomination for every project she has released in the last decade. Having headlined at The Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and Jazz at Lincoln Center, she brings her 2017 GRAMMY®-nominated project, “The Sting Variations,” to Brooklyn with fresh interpretations of the repertoire of rock icon, Sting.

Tierney Sutton; The Sting Variations - Kumble Theater
October 21, 2017 - Brooklyn

“A serious jazz artist who takes the whole enterprise to another level.” -- The New York Times Known for her original and edgy interpretations of the classic jazz songbook, eight-time GRAMMY® nominee Tierney Sutton has received seven consecutive nominations for “Best Jazz Vocal Album” – a nomination for every project she has released in the last decade. Having headlined at The Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and Jazz at Lincoln Center, she brings her 2017 GRAMMY®-nominated project, “The Sting Variations,” to Brooklyn with fresh interpretations of the repertoire of rock icon, Sting.

Masterworks Series - Barge Music
October 21, 2017 - Brooklyn

Chopin Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20 Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 31 Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp minor, Op. 39 Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54 Stravinsky Three Movements from "Petrushka" Oleg Khudyakov, piano

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts presents The Tierney Sutton Band: The Sting Variations - Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn
October 21, 2017 - Brooklyn

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts presents The Tierney Sutton Band: The Sting Variations October 21, 2017 at 8pm Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College opens its 2017-18 Season at the Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn on October 21, 2017 at 8pmwith The Tierney Sutton Band, presenting their 2017 GRAMMY® Award-nominated project The Sting Variations. Known for her original and edgy interpretations of the classic jazz songbook, eight-time GRAMMY® nominee Tierney Sutton has received seven consecutive nominations for “Best Jazz Vocal Album” – a nomination for every project she has released in the last decade. Having headlined at The Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and Jazz at Lincoln Center, she and her trio bring their 2017 GRAMMY®-nominated project, The Sting Variations, to Brooklyn with fresh interpretations of the repertoire of rock icon, Sting. “A serious jazz artist who takes the whole enterprise to another level.” -- The New York Times Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn Online orders: BrooklynCenter.org Box Office: 718-951-4500, Tuesday-Saturday, 1pm-6p... (read more)

Vocalist Keith A. Dames & The Danny Mixon Quartet - Club Bonafide
October 21, 2017 - New York

Vocalist Keith A. Dames will be joined by The Danny Mixon Quartet on Saturday, October 21 for a 9:30pm performance at Club Bonafide (212 E. 52nd Street) in Manhattan.   Admission is $20 in advance / $25 at the door with a two- drink minimum per person. For reservations and more information, contact   (646) 918-6189 or go to clubbonafide.com/event/k… The event - "Left Alone - A Libra and Scorpio Birthday Celebration"- will feature Mixon on piano, Jason Clotter on bass, Marvin Horne on guitar and G. Earl Grice on drums.  A native of Miami, Florida, of Bahamian descent who now resides Harlem USA, Keith considers himself a self-professed student of the Billie Holiday School of Music and has released two self-produced CD's entitled  "Everything Happens To Me" featuring the Willie Morris Mitchell Trio & "Left Alone" featuring the Danny Mixon Quartet. Mr. Dames has been paying tribute to Holiday annually with "Homage To Eleanora: A Musical Journey Through The Billie Holiday Songbook" performance featuring her compositions and has appeared at NYC-metro area venues including: Stage 72 (The Triad), The Metropolitan Room, Symphony Space Bar Thalia (Singers Space Feature Spot) and the Apollo ... (read more)

Aria Lanelle - R&B - Silvana
October 21, 2017 - New York

Aria writes and produces all of her music to create her own uniquely personal brand of musical artistry. Aria released her debut EP as Aria Lanelle--entitled "ULTRAGIRL"--in April of 2015. She won the John Lennon Songwriting Contest in the R&B Division session 1 of 2015-2016. Aria also released her follow-up EP "My Name Is" in June of 2016

BRIC JazzFest - BRIC Arts Media
Through October 21, 2017 - Brooklyn

This October 14-21, the third annual BRIC JazzFest features film, dance, a panel discussion, and a three-stage, three-night live music marathon that brings some of the most exciting global legends in jazz and groundbreaking emerging jazz artists to Brooklyn. Each evening is designed to let the audience move freely among performances and catch all of the artists each night, while enjoying great food and drink from the BRIC House café and bar.

Ron Carter's Great Big Band - Birdland
Through October 21, 2017 - New York

RON CARTER is among the most original, prolific, and influential bassists in jazz. With more than 2,000 albums to his credit, he has recorded with many of music's greats: Tommy Flanagan, Gil Evans, Lena Horne, Bill Evans, B.B. King, the Kronos Quartet, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, and Bobby Timmons. In the early 1960s he performed throughout the United States in concert halls and nightclubs with Jaki Byard and Eric Dolphy. He later toured Europe with Cannonball Adderley. From 1963 to 1968, he was a member of the classic and acclaimed Miles Davis Quintet. He was named Outstanding Bassist of the Decade by the Detroit News, Jazz Bassist of the Year by Downbeat magazine, and Most Valuable Player by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. In 1993 Ron Carter earned a Grammy award for Best Jazz Instrumental Group, the Miles Davis Tribute Band and another Grammy in 1998 for Call 'Sheet Blues', an instrumental composition from the film 'Round Midnight. In addition to scoring and arranging music for many films, including some projects for Public Broadcasting System, Carter has composed music for A Gathering of Old Men, starring Lou Gosset Jr., The Passion of Beatrice dir... (read more)

Harlem Gospel Choir - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
October 22, 2017 - New York

Southern Buffet & Live Music Every Sunday from 12:30 - 2:30 pm Featuring The World-Famous Harlem Gospel Choir On any Sunday you can visit a soul-food brunch at BB King Blues Club, New York City. The home-style "all you can eat" southern buffet is guaranteed to fill the hole in your soul, and the gospel performances will have you dancing on the stage. Please choose the Gospel Brunch event you wish to attend from the calendar below.

Paco Pena - Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
October 22, 2017 - New York

Paco Peña embodies both authenticity and innovation in flamenco. Paco Peña embodies both authenticity and innovation in flamenco. As guitarist, composer, dramatist, producer and artistic mentor he has transformed perceptions of this archetypal Spanish art form. Born in the Andalucian city of Córdoba, Paco Peña began learning guitar from his brother at the age of six and made his first professional appearance at the age of 12. In the late 1960s he left Spain for London, where his recitals of flamenco music captured the public imagination.

Masterworks Series - Barge Music
October 22, 2017 - Brooklyn

"Fisher Plays Beethoven" Beethoven 32 Piano Sonatas (Concert X) Beethoven Sonata No. 15 in D Major, Op. 28, "Pastoral" Sonata No. 25 in G Major, Op. 79 Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110 Philip Edward Fisher, piano

Brazilian Jazz, Jobim & Bossa Nova - Club Groove NYC
October 22, 2017 - New York

ocalist Julie Eigenberg and guitar hero Manny Moreira join forces to pay tribute to Brazilian jazz legend Tom Jobim, the Grammy-winning king of bossa nova and composer of enduring hits, including the international smash "The Girl From Ipanema." A Juilliard-trained composer, arranger and singer, Moriera was part of the musical ensemble for the Grammy and Tony-winning musical In the Heights, among many other Broadway and off-Broadway shows. Eigenberg is an accomplished jazz singer and composer who's equally entrancing whether performing American or Latin-flavored classics. Along with performing Jobim'sbossa nova tunes.

Brazilian Jazz, Jobim & Bossa Nova - Club Groove NYC
October 22, 2017 - New York

ocalist Julie Eigenberg and guitar hero Manny Moreira join forces to pay tribute to Brazilian jazz legend Tom Jobim, the Grammy-winning king of bossa nova and composer of enduring hits, including the international smash "The Girl From Ipanema." A Juilliard-trained composer, arranger and singer, Moriera was part of the musical ensemble for the Grammy and Tony-winning musical In the Heights, among many other Broadway and off-Broadway shows. Eigenberg is an accomplished jazz singer and composer who's equally entrancing whether performing American or Latin-flavored classics. Along with performing Jobim'sbossa nova tunes.

Stephane Wrembel - Barbès
October 22, 2017 - Park Slope

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.

Town Hall Ensemble: City Suite - The Town Hall
October 22, 2017 - New York

An All-Star Ensemble celebrates the cultural and musical history of New York City. Directed by trumpeter, arranger and bandleader Steven Bernstein and featuring some of the best musicians in New York City, the Town Hall Ensemble will perform a concert suite celebrating historic music performances and social justice movements through song and story. With special performances by Lisa Fischer, Hal Willner, and more. The Town Hall Ensemble features: Lakecia Benjamin/alto sax; Luis Bonilla/trombone; Zach Brock/violin; Marc Cary/piano, keys; Nels Cline/guitar; Natalie Cressman/trombone; Marika Hughes/cello; JT Lewis/drums; Pedrito Martinez/percussion; Lenny Pickett/tenor, clarinet; Scott Robinson/brass; Ricardo Rodriguez/bass; Bria Skonberg/trumpet Paying tribute to the character and spirit of New York City, the Town Hall Ensemble will perform unique renditions of music by Monk and Mingus, songs from Coretta Scott King's Freedom Concerts (which debuted at Town Hall in 1964), forgotten stories and music of social justice movements, songs of unity, songs of rebellion, and collaborations that could only happen in New York City.

Melissa Stylianou Trio with Gene Bertoncini - Cafe Tallulah
October 22, 2017 - New York

Jazz Divas of NY Series

David W. Jacobsen - Singer-Songwriter - Silvana
October 22, 2017 - New York

Mixing humorous social commentary with melancholy reflection, David W. Jacobsen performs and records catchy, mostly acoustic songs that combine poetry, satire, and narrative storytelling.

Brilliant Corners: Charles Tolliver Tentet performs Monk at Town Hall 1959 - Blue Smoke & Jazz Standard
Through October 22, 2017 - New York

Dizzy at 100 featuring Jon Faddis - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
Through October 22, 2017 - New York

With music director and trumpeter Jon Faddis, pianist David Hazeltine, bassist Kiyoshi Kitagawa, and drummer Dion Parson Legendary trumpeter Jon Faddis—protégé of the great Dizzy Gillespie—returns to Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola on what would have been his mentor's 100th birthday. Known for an extraordinary, virtually unparalleled range, Faddis has complete mastery over the trumpet and is now an icon in his own right. He evokes the voices of Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Roy Eldridge, and, of course, Gillespie, all while remaining true to his own. In celebration of Gillespie's centennial, Faddis will curate and direct four special evenings at Dizzy's featuring surprise guest trumpeters.

Dizzy at 100 featuring Jon Faddis - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
Through October 22, 2017 - New York

With music director and trumpeter Jon Faddis, pianist David Hazeltine, bassist Kiyoshi Kitagawa, and drummer Dion Parson Legendary trumpeter Jon Faddis—protégé of the great Dizzy Gillespie—returns to Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola on what would have been his mentor's 100th birthday. Known for an extraordinary, virtually unparalleled range, Faddis has complete mastery over the trumpet and is now an icon in his own right. He evokes the voices of Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Roy Eldridge, and, of course, Gillespie, all while remaining true to his own. In celebration of Gillespie's centennial, Faddis will curate and direct four special evenings at Dizzy's featuring surprise guest trumpeters.

Late Night Session: Nate Sparks Big Band - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
Through October 22, 2017 - New York

Tuesday-Saturday evenings, doors open at 11:15pm for Late Night Sessions featuring some of the most talented emerging artists in jazz. There are no reservations for Late Night Sessions - just swing by! This month, Thursday and Saturday evenings will be hosted by Julian Lee.

Rogério Boccato Jazz Vespers Residency - Saint Peter's Church
Through October 22, 2017 - New York

Each Sunday at 5:00 P.M. an open community gathers for prayer and reflection on the lines of sacred scripture and jazz. The community is diverse and includes people who live near and far, native and new New Yorkers, and people visiting New York City. Oftentimes churches will bring groups from their home congregations. Others are not Christians or are exploring Christianity for the first time in this supportive environment. Musicians from New York and throughout the world come to play. As at every other liturgy of Saint Peter's Church, everyone is welcome.

RogéRio Boccato Jazz Vespers Residency - Saint Peter's Church
Through October 22, 2017 - New York

Each Sunday at 5:00 P.M. an open community gathers for prayer and reflection on the lines of sacred scripture and jazz. The community is diverse and includes people who live near and far, native and new New Yorkers, and people visiting New York City. Oftentimes churches will bring groups from their home congregations. Others are not Christians or are exploring Christianity for the first time in this supportive environment. Musicians from New York and throughout the world come to play. As at every other liturgy of Saint Peter's Church, everyone is welcome. bout this residency Starting on Sunday, October 1, at Jazz Vespers we begin exploring a new format to mark the start of the 2017-18 Arts Season at Saint Peter's. Each month we will feature one (or more) artists-in-residence, who are designing a multi-date program featuring their own guest artists. Our first artist-in-residence is percussionist Rogério Boccato, who leads different groups on October 1, 8, 15 and 22.

Veronica Swift - Birdland
Through October 28, 2017 - New York

At just 22 years of age Veronica Swift is being recognized as one of the top young singers in jazz. The child of jazz vocalist Stephanie Nakasian and the late bebop pianist Hod O'Brien, Veronica has already appeared at Lincoln Center, Telluride Jazz Festival, Blues Alley, The Jazz Cruise, and Birdland, performing with Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross, Esperanza Spalding, Joe Lovano, Bob Dorough, Paquito d'Rivera, and other established jazz artists. Veronica's recent CD, "Lonely Woman," features some of the hottest young jazz players on the scene including Emmet Cohen and Benny Benack III.

Marcus Strickland's Twi-Life & Friends - Monthly Fall Residency - Blue Note
Through November 20, 2017 - New York

"It all started as a hobby", Marcus Strickland says of his beat making. "It was what I did after playing sets with Roy Haynes or Jeff 'Tain' Watts" or on a break between practicing saxophone etudes. It started separately, and naturally became one with my voice as a composer and saxophonist." Marcus Strickland's debut Blue Note/ Revive Records release Nihil Novi (Latin for Nothing New) is about our relationship with time: how many things in the world can seem new, but are actually cyclical occurrences or developments from where the past left us off. From 2 Live Crew to Twerking, and Rodney King to Eric Garner, be careful what you call new. The multi reedist/ beatmaker made this record with a strong and inspiring urgency that is inclusive of, yet not exclusively from his jazz roots. "A musician does not grow from forcing themselves into a vacuum. Genres eventually cross pollinate, making our ability to be in the present more relevant than the original given terms. Creativity does not stay within lanes, it feeds off of its surroundings." However, Strickland has a deep rooted respect and admiration for his predecessors, and it shows in his music. "One great tool that we ha... (read more)

Mccoy Tyner - Blue Note
Through November 27, 2017 - New York

Jazz pianist McCoy Tyner is widely considered one of the finest and most influential pianists in jazz history. His signature booming left-hand and fleeting right created a unique sound that can be heard on his recordings as a sideman with the John Coltrane Quartet in the 1960s and on his 80-plus albums as a leader. Tyner's most recent project for McCoy Tyner Music/Half Note Records is his first solo effort in almost a decade titled Solo: Live From San Francisco. The release is the third for his label and features eleven solo vignettes recorded at the Herbst Theater in 2007. Tyner's blues based piano style, replete with sophisticated chords and an explosively percussive left hand has transcended conventional styles to become one of the most identifiable sounds in improvised music. His harmonic contributions and dramatic rhythmic devices form the vocabulary of a majority of jazz pianists. Born in 1938 in Philadelphia, he became a part of the fertile jazz and R&B scene of the early '50s. His parents imbued him with a love for music from an early age. His mother encouraged him to explore his musical interests through formal training. At 17 he began a career-changing relationshi... (read more)

Julian Fleisher - Joe's Pub at the Public at Theater
Through December 12, 2017 - New York

Before the art of song was divided into narrow stylistic slices, before there was Jazz or Pop or Rock, there was Nightclub Singing. Like Sammy Davis, Jr, Ethel Water and Mel Tormé before him, Julian Fleisher mixes masterful interpretations of a wide range of popular songs with kick-ass showmanship and a generously endowed band that -- as the Washington Post put it -- "blew the roof off of Joe's Pub. "I have seen the future of vocal Jazz! He's got a marvelous, resonate baritone, with impeccable intonation, and a wonderful choice of material...talented, funny and hip."- LA Jazz Scene, East/ West Connections

David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band - Birdland
Through December 25, 2017 - New York

nspired 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!

The Birdland Big Band - Birdland
Through December 27, 2017 - New York

The Birdland Big Band 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!"

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