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

September 10, 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
September 10, 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.

Boz Scaggs - Garde Arts Center
September 10, 2017 - New London

Singer, songwriter, and Grammy Award®-winner Boz Scaggs began his career as the lead singer and guitarist of the Steve Miller Band in the late 60s before the success of his 1976 solo album, Silk Degrees, which produced hit singles such as "Lowdown," "Lido Shuffle," and "We're All Alone." He blurs the lines between genres, often mixing rock, soul, country, blues, and jazz to create a truly unique sound. Most recently, Scaggs released his album A Fool to Care, which rose to number one on the Billboard Blues Album chart.

Kevin Harris Project - Blue Note
September 10, 2017 - New York

When the unmistakable musical influences of Thelonious Monk and Charlie Parker intersect with J.S. Bach, Scott Joplin, and the folkloric rhythms of Cuba, could one possibly conceptualize the celebration that occurs at that intersection? New York-based jazz pianist Kevin Harris plays a distinctive combination of traditional and contemporary music that seeks to explore such a crossroad. Fred Hersch talks of Harris as one who "plays and writes with flair and real soul" and Downbeat Magazine writes that "Harris' compositions deal with themes of strength, love, courage, and self- awareness. It's a heavy task he's set up for himself, and he meets the challenge gracefully." One of the captivating elements of the Kevin Harris Project is the level of comfort and understanding they have with one another as they dive into soulfully expressive conversations and playful exchanges of ideas. Both live and recorded performances reflect Harris's determination to capture his audience through explorative interactions that Terri Lyne Carrington describes as "an exciting commitment to quality". Among his most notable collaborations are Greg Osby, Bill Pierce, Francisco Mela, Avisha... (read more)

Tale Of Two Titans - Barge Music
September 10, 2017 - Brooklyn

Complete Beethoven and Handel Sonatas for Violin and Piano, Part IV Handel Sonata for Violin and Keyboard in A Major, HWV 372 Sonata for Violin and Keyboard No. 3 in F Major, HWV 370 Beethoven Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 10 in G Major, Op. 96 Mark Peskanov, violin Jeffrey Swann, piano

Katie Thiroux - Birdland
September 10, 2017 - New York

Katie Thiroux, an exceptional bassist, captivating singer and gifted composer, is a West Coast phenomenon ready to be shared with all who love swinging jazz. On her debut recording as a leader, Introducing Katie Thiroux, it's impossible to determine what grabs the ear first, her effervescent singing or the delightful swagger of her oak-solid bass work. What is certain is that both gifts embody Thiroux's natural affinity for no-nonsense music making of the highest caliber. Thiroux's debut album from 2015 garnered national acclaim as a top debut album voted by the NPR Music Critics Poll, The Huffington Post, All About Jazz and a best debut release award from the Jazz Journalists Association. Downbeat Magazine profiled this rising star as a* Featured Player*. Following the success of her release Katie was signed to the prestigious Capri Records. Her upcoming release will feature her buoyant vocal finesse and hard swinging bass in full form. Rounding out the quartet for her Birdland debut is the vibrant pianist Justin Kauflin, New York veteran saxophonist Ken Peplowski and West Coast rising star drummer Matt Witek.

The Smokestack Brunch: Emmet Cohen - Blue Smoke & Jazz Standard
September 10, 2017 - New York

For the first time in its 15-year history, Jazz Standard is launching a Sunday brunch series, "The Smokestack." Offering a $35 all-inclusive ticket which includes a complete meal of Blue Smoke brunch & a cocktail. The menu celebrates the diverse culinary traditions of the American South with a range of soulful barbecue classics alongside revived family recipes and new favorites from Executive Chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois. Emmet Cohen has quickly become one of the most celebrated pianists of his generation, working often in the bands of Christian McBride, Jimmy Heath, Kurt Elling, and more.

Thollem in Studios - Pioneer Works
September 10, 2017 - Brooklyn

Music resident Thollem will be in the music studio recording all day.

Brazilian Jazz, Jobim & Bossa Nova - Club Groove NYC
September 10, 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.

Brazilian Jazz, Jobim & Bossa Nova - Club Groove NYC
September 10, 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.

Artists at Noguchi | Bang on a Can Music Series: Trina Basu, Arun Ramamurthy, and Rich Stein - The Noguchi Museum
September 10, 2017 - Long Island City

Violinists Trina Basu and Arun Ramamurthy join forces with percussionist Rich Stein to create music that stretches across continents, bringing new perspectives to time honored traditions. Drawing from Carnatic and Western classical music, jazz, folk and contemporary improvisation, the group performs original compositions and arrangements that explore the beauty found at the intersections of their musical paths. The intuitive nature of two violinists allows for moments of unbridled spontaneity and intimate connection. Their sound has been described as raga-infused, gritty and graceful, folky and experimental. Presented in partnership with Bang on a Can, this innovative performance series is held in the Museum's outdoor sculpture garden. In case of rain or artist's preference, concerts take place in the galleries.

Artists at Noguchi | Bang on a Can Music Series: Trina Basu, Arun Ramamurthy, and Rich Stein - Noguchi Museum
September 10, 2017 - Long Island City

Violinists Trina Basu and Arun Ramamurthy join forces with percussionist Rich Stein to create music that stretches across continents, bringing new perspectives to time honored traditions. Drawing from Carnatic and Western classical music, jazz, folk and contemporary improvisation, the group performs original compositions and arrangements that explore the beauty found at the intersections of their musical paths. The intuitive nature of two violinists allows for moments of unbridled spontaneity and intimate connection. Their sound has been described as raga-infused, gritty and graceful, folky and experimental. Closing out the 2017 season of performances co-presented with Bang on a Can, this concert will be held in the Museum's outdoor sculpture garden. In case of inclement weather, it will move inside to the galleries.

Band Of Other Brothers - Iridium
Through September 10, 2017 - New York

Jeff Babko, Nir Felder, Jeff Coffin, Will Lee, Keith Carlock Jeff Coffin, saxophonist of the Dave Matthews Band and his own Mu'Tet, and fellow Jeff Babko, keyboardist for James Taylor, Mark Guiliana's LA Beat Music and nightly on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live, had made a trio record with super drummer Vinnie Colaiuta back in 2005 called Mondo Trio (AbstractLogix). This "musicians' favorite" begged for a follow up recording, but this time Babko wanted to try something different. The relocation of Steely Dan drummer Keith Carlock to Nashville, Coffin's hometown, triggered the idea of doing a project there. However, this time Babko wanted to expand the band "to take the edge of my left hand bass duties", he says. Inspired by reading guitarist Pat Martino's biography, Babko looked back to Martino's 1976 Starbright album for inspiration. That record's bassist, Will Lee (Late Show w/ David Letterman, The Fab Faux, Brecker Brothers) seemed like a perfect fit for this new unexplored project. With the inspiration of Martino as a backdrop, Babko thought it now was important to bring in a guitarist. The remarkable Nir Felder, which NPR called "the next big jazz guitarist"... (read more)

Vulfpeck - Brooklyn Steel
Through September 10, 2017 - New York

Vulfpeck is an American rhythm section based in Los Angeles. Originally studio musicians at Vulf Records, Jack Stratton, Theo Katzman, Woody Goss & Joe Dart went independent in 2011

Thundercat - Knitting Factory
September 11, 2017 - Brooklyn

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Woody Allen & the Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band - The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel
September 11, 2017 - New York

Cover Charge: General Seating | USD165 per person Bar Seating | USD120, plus USD25 food and beverage minimum Premium Seating | USD215 Food and beverage minimum to 8:45 p.m. shows for General and Premium Seating | USD75

Memorial Concert - Barge Music
September 11, 2017 - Brooklyn

Free Admission. No reserved seating; doors open at 6:45 pm for 7 pm concert and at 8:15 for 8:30 pm concert Music by Bach, Barber, Beethoven, Brahms, Bottoms, and Copeland Performed by: Mark Peskanov, violin David Bottoms, piano Rita Sloan, piano

Mingus Big Band - Blue Smoke & Jazz Standard
September 11, 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)

The Music of Jacques Brel and Charles Aznavour - Club Groove NYC
September 11, 2017 - New York

Few things are more distinctly French than the music of Jacques Brel and Charles Aznavour. These and other Gallic icons are the focus of a musical homage to the City of Lights from the duo Yael & Gabriel. Yael Dray-Barel is a French-Israeli singer-songwriter influenced by rock and gypsy jazz, and her songs often incorporate the five languages she speaks. Argentinian guitarist Gabriel Hermida infuses his compositions with the essence of classical tango, flamenco and contemporary jazz. Together, the pair will salute such timeless French songs as "Ne Me Quitte Pas" "La Boheme," " La Mama "

Monday Nights with WBGO: Keyon Harrold: The Flow Anthology with Marquis Hill and Maurice Brown - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
September 11, 2017 - New York

Jazz at Lincoln Center collaborates with the Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT Music)—founded by renowned trumpeter Dave Douglas—to present today's great young trumpeters. This year's performance has been curated by trumpeter Keyon Harrold, a first-call musician not only in the jazz world, but also with platinum-selling artists in R&B, pop, gospel, blues, and hip hop settings. He recently received the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media for the Miles Davis-inspired film Miles Ahead. Harrold will be joined by three extremely exciting trumpeters: Igmar Thomas, Leron Thomas, and last year's FONT curator (and winner of the 2014 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition), Marquis Hill. This evening is not just for the hardcore trumpet fans, though; anyone interested in checking out some of the freshest sounds in the city should stop by.

The Music of Amy Winehouse - Club Groove NYC
September 12, 2017 - New York

Amy Winehouse was a huge star whose light faded way before her time. The English singer-songwriter shot to stardom in 2006, winning five Grammys for Back to Black. Posthumously, she was listed at 26 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Music. Now Jessica Carvo, who appeared on NBC's The Sing-Off, performs some of Winehouse's biggest hits The Band will also play some of their favorite hits, with their own twist. Relive The Unforgettable Songs of Amy Winehouse, and more, at NYC's Club Groove.

Duck Club Presents: Thundercat - Knitting Factory
September 12, 2017 - Brooklyn

Arcade Fire - Madison Square Garden
September 12, 2017 - Midtown

Arcade Fire performs live at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, September 12.* Arcade Fire has announced their "Infinite Content" tour, which will make its way through North America starting September 5 and will stop at Madison Square Garden on September 12 with special guests Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Grandmaster Flash. The tour is being produced by Live Nation. "Everything Now," the title track from Arcade Fire's forthcoming fifth album is currently available and the full album is due this summer on July 28. Physical copies of "Everything Now" will include CD, cassette, and heavyweight black vinyl LP with 20 different artwork variants bearing the album title in one of 20 different languages. There will also be a limited exclusive "Night" packaging of both CD and colored vinyl LP formats. The new album is Arcade Fire's first release under its new partnership with the global media and e-commerce platform Everything Now in synergy with the Sony Corporation. Arcade Fire is Win Butler, Will Butler, Regine Chassagne, Jeremy Gara, Tim Kingsbury, and Richard Reed Parry. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 9 at 12 Noon at Ticketmaster. ... (read more)

Marco Cappelli and VJ Andrea Lapsus Pennisi | The Stone at The Drawing Center - The Drawing Center
September 12, 2017 - Soho

Marco Cappelli is a guitarist known for his intricate compositions that blend psychedelic washes and funk rhythms. VJ Andrea Lapsus Pennisi is a producer, performer, musician, DJ, and VJ who creates visuals for performances by remixing live footage and found audio. At The Drawing Center, Cappelli and Pennisi will present 'Ricercari & Improvisations', for which Cappelli will draw on early-Baroque compositional style to create an intuitive musical performance complemented by a color and light environment constructed by Pennisi. Cappelli was a resident at The Stone in 2015.

Ethan Iverson Trio featuring Ron Carter and Billy Hart - Blue Smoke & Jazz Standard
September 12, 2017 - New York

Keyon Harrold: The Flow Anthology with Marquis Hill, and Maurice Brown - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
September 12, 2017 - New York

Jazz at Lincoln Center collaborates with the Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT Music)—founded by renowned trumpeter Dave Douglas—to present today's great young trumpeters. This year's performance has been curated by trumpeter Keyon Harrold, a first-call musician not only in the jazz world, but also with platinum-selling artists in R&B, pop, gospel, blues, and hip hop settings. He recently received the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media for the Miles Davis-inspired film Miles Ahead. Harrold will be joined by three extremely exciting trumpeters: Igmar Thomas, Leron Thomas, and last year's FONT curator (and winner of the 2014 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition), Marquis Hill. This evening is not just for the hardcore trumpet fans, though; anyone interested in checking out some of the freshest sounds in the city should stop by.

LATE NIGHT SESSION: Evan Sherman Entourage - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
September 12, 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. This event is part of our 8th annual Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival, showcasing some of the top rising stars of jazz alongside some of the artists who have contributed to making this art form what it is today. The Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival runs from September 1–October 1, 2017. View the full line-up here.

The Roaring 20's - Landmark on Main Street
September 13, 2017 - Port Washington

If you like American pop culture, you will enjoy this trip back in time to the 1920's where modern American culture began. The period between the Great War and the Depression is one of exciting social and historical change. Meet the youth of "The Lost Generation" who revolted against society's most time honored conventions. Get to know the brilliant men, beautiful jazz babies, champagne baths and midnight revels spoken about in movie ads. Learn about the history, music, fashions, fads and follies of the time and find out why "the good old days" our grandparents talked about really were the good old days. In addition to entertaining andinformative slide presentation; sound and video clips of the era will bring the period to life. Join professional presenter Marilyn Carminio as we explore the many facets of this charismatic movie star through engaging talk, visuals and media.

Peggy Lee Septet: Tell Tale - Roulette
September 13, 2017 - Brooklyn

Tell Tale was a project conceived in 2009 as a musical response to writer / creator David Milch's HBO series, Deadwood. Forming an ensemble of improvisers from Vancouver's deep and varied creative music community, Peggy Lee likened the players to characters in a story and wanted to give them each a chance to voice their individual ideas in unaccompanied solos and in small ensembles within the framework of a musical suite. The seven composed sections of the music imply the arc of a story but they are also intended as launching pads for the players to then make extended improvised statements that take the listener on a journey that is never the same twice.

Tim Berne's Snakeoil - Blue Smoke & Jazz Standard
September 13, 2017 - New York

In forming the angular and expansive quartet he calls Snakeoil, Tim Berne "decided on this very transparent instru­mentation to try and avoid obvious stylistic references and to focus the listener on the musical ideas being presented…When I had these three players who were both original improvisers and great readers, it was really a motivation to write a lot of new material." After compelling contributions to ECM discs by David Torn and Michael Formanek, Tim Berne made his ECM debut in 2011 with Snakeoil. This recording introduced a "chamber–like group" (in Berne's words) that packs some impressive firepower, with Berne's alto teamed with Oscar Noriega's earthy clarinets, Matt Mitchell's cryptic piano, and Ches Smith's tone–conscious drums, tympani, gongs and congas. Tim comes to Jazz Standard to celebrate the band's highly anticipated third ECM release You've Been Watching Me, which augments the band with guitarist Ryan Ferriera.

Yanik Jayaram Spiral Music - Rubin Museum
September 13, 2017 - New York

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. Yanik Jayaram is a percussionist and lifelong performer from Austin, Texas. He holds a bachelor's degree in music from the University of California at Berkeley with a concentration in jazz drumming. Since his graduation, Yanik has had an insatiable appetite for the music of different cultures, studying under masters the sounds of India, Lebanon, and Africa, among others; the result has been a hybrid of influences that give rise to a unique style of playing. He is currently focused on exploring modern musical technologies from all over the world as vehicles for healing, helping, and connecting with others.

Sketching Salon: 1970s Latin Jazz & Salsa - Museum of the City of New York
September 13, 2017 - New York

Pull back the curtain and travel back in time in this artistic adventure, inspired by the exhibition Rhythm and Power: Salsa in New York. Join Drawing New York and the Museum of the City of New York for this special evening, where you'll: Sketch from live models costumed in 1970s era styles Drink and draw as an MC guides you through the evening Enjoy live music Explore the exhibition Rhythm and Power: Salsa in New York, where you'll see dance costumes and musical instruments from some of salsa's leading figures, as well as audio and video that bring the sounds and movement of salsa to life Plus! All attendees who come in 1970s-inspired clothing will receive a Dick Blick $5 gift card for art supplies.

Diamonds on my Windshield - Silvana
September 13, 2017 - New York

Come to Silvana on the 13th of September to watch LiveIT!LIVE artist Ellen Kaye perform with Lawrence Feldman on reeds and Ethan Fein on guitar. Sip on a psychedelic cocktail as Ellen takes you on a musical journey through the 1970s. "As I worked on the material for this show, which is based in 1974, the parallels to our country right now became glaring; from 1864 to 1974 to 2017 the more things change, the more they stay the same."

The Kennedy Administration - Club Groove NYC
September 13, 2017 - New York

Some lead vocalists are so captivating, you wonder who's more dazzled when they sing: the adoring fans, or the bandmates who count themselves as blessed as the crowd to be in the presence of such an engaging talent. Watch any live performance by theKennedy Administration, with this quartet's singular namesake at the microphone, and you'll see right away that the rapt audience for Kennedy includes the very skilled, well-traveled players on stage. Kennedy's joy is contagious.It's a testament to her abilities as a musician, and her irresistible presence, that Ondrej Pivec on keyboards, Dmitry Gorodetsky on bass and Nathaniel Townsley on drums were drawn to her and motivated to also help bring the original compositions of this emerging young singer-songwriter to life. Mind you, these guys do not impress easily. Kennedy's cabinet of three has more high-level, executive experience in jazz, r&b, hip-hop and pop than you'll encounter in bands boasting double the number of personnel or claiming twice as many years in music. With credits ranging from Stevie Wonder to Lauryn Hill, and a roster of acclaimed "musician's musicians" in between, the Kennedy Administration's instrumental trio has s... (read more)

Chris Thile - New York City Theatre
September 13, 2017 - New York

Thile is best known as the mandolinist and a singer for the progressive acoustic trio Nickel Creek and acoustic folk/progressive bluegrass quintet Punch Brothers. Chris Thile is touring with Pianist Brad Mehldau as they perform songs from their 2017 duo album "Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau". They are touring selected cities in the United States, Europe and the United Kingdom this Autumn. Thile and Mehldau will begin their tour in New York City at The Town Hall on September 13th, followed by Wisconsin, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Diamonds on My Windshield - Silvana
September 13, 2017 - New York

Ellen Kaye is the daughter of the family that owned the famed Russian Tea Room and the former owner of Moscow 57. Her new show Diamonds On My Windshield is a musical roller coaster about her time hitchhiking in the 1970’s. Ellen said, "As I worked on the material for this show, which is based in 1974, the parallels to our country right now became glaring; from 1864 to 1974 to 2017 the more things change, the more they stay the same." With Ethan fein on guitar and Lawrence Feldman on reeds. http://silvana-nyc.com/calendar.php https://www.facebook.com/events/121601951826360/

To Sassy with Love: A Salute to Sarah Vaughan with Camille Thurman and Charenee Wade - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
September 13, 2017 - New York

The multitalented Camille Thurman is an award-winning composer, formidable saxophonist, and second-place winner of the prestigious Sarah Vaughan Vocal Competition. She has performed with artists ranging from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Dr. Billy Taylor, George Coleman, Lew Tabackin, and George Benson to Chaka Khan, Alicia Keys, and Missy Elliot. Co-headlining the evening with her is vocalist extraordinaire Charenee Wade, who is a regular highlight of the annual festival and someone who works exceptionally well with other singers. She's also a gifted interpreter, as recently demonstrated in her tribute to Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson. As practically demanded in a "salute to Sarah Vaughan," both vocalists tonight will have ample opportunity to show off their chops, but they can also be counted on to highlight their own distinctive musical voices throughout the performance.

LATE NIGHT SESSION: Evan Sherman Entourage - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
September 13, 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. This event is part of our 8th annual Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival, showcasing some of the top rising stars of jazz alongside some of the artists who have contributed to making this art form what it is today. The Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival runs from September 1–October 1, 2017. View the full line-up here.

Melissa Aldana - Birdland
Through September 13, 2017 - New York

Acclaimed tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana follows up her 2014 Concord release Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio with the explorative and deeply swinging "Back Home," this time released on the Wommusic label. Bassist Pablo Menares is a fellow native of Santiago, Chile, and drummer Jochen Rueckert brings a supple and unpredictable rhythmic élan to the session. These three musicians turn on a dime and project an uncommonly full orchestral sound, rich in spiritual intensity, all in the absence of a harmony instrument. Still in her 20's, Melissa Aldana, has had a remarkably rapid evolution from a 6-year-old sax player to "bold new talent" (NPR), widely considered one of the most compelling and prodigious tenor saxophonists of her time. As a child Aldana studied with her renowned saxophonist father Marcos Aldana. In 2007 she moved to Boston to enroll at Berklee, coming under the mentorship of George Garzone. In 2013 she became the first female instrumentalist and the first South American ever to win the Thelonious Monk Competition. She is also a recipient of the Martin E. Segal Award from Jazz at Lincoln Center and a double recipient of the Altazor Award, Chile's highly prestigious nationa... (read more)

Boz Scaggs - Tarrytown Music Hall
September 14, 2017 - New York

A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation Fans who have followed Boz Scaggs' remarkable career dating back to the late Sixties with the Steve Miller Band; his solo triumphs with such classic albums as Silk Degrees (1976) and Middle Man (1980); and the splendid assurance of late-period high points like Some Change (1994) and Dig (2001), will instantly recognize Scaggs' characteristically deft touch as a singer. He brings a sly drawl to a funky workout like Li'l Millet and the Creoles' "Rich Woman," a conversational intimacy to Bobby Charles's "Small Town Talk," and an elegant delicacy to the Impressions' "I'm So Proud." He easily negotiates the Latin flavoring of "Last Tango on 16th Street" and "I Want to See You," both written by San Francisco bluesman (and longtime Scaggs compatriot) Jack Walroth. His soul is effortless and deeply felt, never making a show of itself, but unmistakably evident in every lyric he delivers. "I'm at a point where I'm having a lot of fun with music, more than ever," the Grammy winner says about his spellbinding new album, A Fool to Care. "It's like I'm just going wherever I want to go with it."

Sturgill Simpson - Radio City Music Hall
September 14, 2017 - Midtown

Sturgill Simpson has emerged as one of music's most inspired and genre-bending artists. Each of Simpson's three universally acclaimed solo albums explore different elements of American music history (bluegrass, country, rock, R&B, soul) and continue to push his work beyond expectations and musical boundaries. His most recent album, 2016's self-produced A Sailor's Guide To Earth, was written—beginning to end—as a letter to his first child and has gone on to garner industry-wide adoration including nominations for both Album of the Year and Best Country Album at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. In the past year since the album's release, Simpson has played over 70 sold-out shows across 12 countries and has performed on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah," "Conan," "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," "Late Night with Seth Meyers," "Charlie Rose" and, most recently, the 2017 debut episode of "Saturday Night Live." Simpson's 2017 tour will feature material from throughout his catalog and is his way of thanking fans—both old and new—for a series of unprecedented years.

Happy Hour Karaoke with Matt Hartman - Sid Gold's Request Room
September 14, 2017 - New York

Matt grew up listening to Ben Folds, Elton John, and Billy Joel. When he's not playing at Sid Gold's, you can find him playing on the Internet.

Live at The Archway - The Archway
September 14, 2017 - DUMBO

Live at The Archway is a Weekly Cabaret Below the Manhattan Bridge — with free performances, interactive art experiences, beer & wine from our landlocked Lighthouse, and a magical, only-in-DUMBO setting from June through September. This series, brought to you by the DUMBO Improvement District & The Lighthouse, showcases the best of DUMBO and Brooklyn talent, presenting an eclectic, dynamic range of music and performance genres over 17 weeks, including sizzling salsa, Colombian cumbia, modern dance from Italy, Afrobeat, swing dancing, flamenco, a special reunion by a Japanese DUMBO pop band and more. New this year, the ARTIST INTERACTIVE invites the public to engage with a different DUMBO-based artist each week, through a pop-up gallery, "The Space Station," and through a live art component where the artist and public create a collaborative piece together over the course of three hours. The Artist Interactive is presented in collaboration with This Friday or Next Friday, an art gallery in DUMBO run by artists Nathan Sinai Rayman and Zach Seeger. Live at the Archway is always all ages, and always rain or shine (which works because we're under the Manhattan Bridge!) Headlinin... (read more)

Marc Ribot | The Stone at The Drawing Center - The Drawing Center
September 14, 2017 - Soho

Marc Ribot is a genre-crossing guitarist who began his career playing at local bars in Maine during the early 1970s. Ribot was active in New Yorks experimental Downtown scene in the 1980s and has collaborated with jazz and soul artists Brother Jack McDuff, Wilson Pickett, and Solomon Burke. Evading categorization, Ribots stripped-down, mercurial style is marked by beat poetry and the blues, influences that shine in projects like the Marc Ribot Trio (featuring Henry Grimes and Chad Taylor); Young Philadelphians (featuring Jamaaladeen Tacumah and Calvin Weston); and Ceramic Dog. At The Drawing Center, Ribots music will accompany films by Jennifer Reeves. Ribot was a resident at The Stone in 2014.

Matana Roberts: 'breathe…' - Roulette
September 14, 2017 - Brooklyn

Matana Roberts is an internationally recognized, Chicago-born saxophonist / multidisciplinary sound conceptualist working in various mediums of performance inquiry. She has created alongside visionary experimentalists of this time period in various areas of improvisation, dance, poetry, visual art, theater; as a saxophonist, documented on various sound recordings as collaborator, side woman and leader. Her recent work focused on the place/problem of memory/tradition as recognized, deciphered, deconstructed, interrogated through radical modes of sound communication, alternative styles of musical notation, and multi-genres of improvisation.

Camille Bertault - Blue Smoke & Jazz Standard
September 14, 2017 - New York

Meadows Festival Presents Antibalas - Gramercy Theatre
September 14, 2017 - New York

The massive musical family known as Antibalas was born in 1998 in Brooklyn New York in the same squalid former Brooklyn cheesecake factory that incubated the Dap Kings and TV on the Radio, making their at a poetry night at St. Nick's Pub in Harlem. Since their humble beginnings, the twelve+ piece ensemble has performed nearly 2000 shows in 35 countries around the world. Apart from its reputation among the world's top afrobeat groups, Antibalas and its members are rooted itself at the crossroads of contemporary New York music as connectors and collaborators through the city's disparate music scenes from Afro-Cuban, avant classical, soul, rock, rap, reggae, and pop music. In the past few years, the group has performed and/or recorded with artists including Jovanotti, Mark Ronson, Santigold, Angelique Kidjo, My Morning Jacket, Zap Mama, The Roots, Medeski, Martin and Wood, David Byrne and St. Vincent. Antibalas has also served as the house band at Carnegie Hall performing the music of Paul Simon (2014), David Byrne and Talking Heads (2015) and Aretha Franklin (2017) backing over 40 star vocalists. In 2007, Antibalas's musicians formed the nucleus for the Tony-award winning Broad... (read more)

Live at the Archway: Hot Sardines - The Dumbo Improvement District
September 14, 2017 - New York

Fueled by the belief that classic jazz feeds the heart and soul, the Hot Sardines are on a mission to make old sounds new again and prove that joyful music can bring people together in a disconnected world. Music first made famous decades ago comes alive through the group's brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies, and vocals from a chanteuse who transports listeners to a different era. In the last two years, the Hot Sardines have been featured at the Newport Jazz Festival and the Montreal Jazz Festival, have sold out New York City venues from Joe's Pub to the Bowery Ballroom, performed more than 150 tour dates from Chicago to London, and have also released two albums on Universal Music Classics to critical raves, earning a No. 1 slot on the iTunes Jazz chart in the U.S. and internationally.Paolo Pasta Lana is a 20 year veteran of Swing Dance specializing in the Balboa, Boogie Woogie, Collegiate Shag, Charleston, Lindy Hop, and The Madison Time. Paolo and his original partner Janice Wilson were the first Dance Couple to TOUR with with Wynton Marsalis & The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and in 1998 they won the American Swing Dance Championships. They performed with shows... (read more)

Barry Manilow - New York City Theatre
September 14, 2017 - New York

In terms of record sales and career longevity, Barry Manilow is one of the most successful adult contemporary singers ever. That success hasn't necessarily garnered universal respect (or even "ironic hipster" appreciation) in most quarters, but the facts speak for themselves; 65 million albums, 3,000 concerts and 28 platinum records. As well as producing and arranging albums for his fellow artists such as Bette Midler and Dionne Warwick, Manilow has also written songs for films, commercials, and musicals, including his soon-to-be-revived production, Harmony. Don't miss the king of the "Copacabana" himself, as Barry Manilow continues to tour across the USA and the rest of the world, despite being almost 70 years old! He'll be playing a selection of his hits from his vast catalogue and cuts from, Dream Duets, which saw the singer team up with some of the finest performers in the business (both alive and dead) including Andy Williams, Marilyn Monroe and John Denver.

To Sassy with Love: A Salute to Sarah Vaughan with Camille Thurman and Charenee Wade - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
September 14, 2017 - New York

The multitalented Camille Thurman is an award-winning composer, formidable saxophonist, and second-place winner of the prestigious Sarah Vaughan Vocal Competition. She has performed with artists ranging from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Dr. Billy Taylor, George Coleman, Lew Tabackin, and George Benson to Chaka Khan, Alicia Keys, and Missy Elliot. Co-headlining the evening with her is vocalist extraordinaire Charenee Wade, who is a regular highlight of the annual festival and someone who works exceptionally well with other singers. She's also a gifted interpreter, as recently demonstrated in her tribute to Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson. As practically demanded in a "salute to Sarah Vaughan," both vocalists tonight will have ample opportunity to show off their chops, but they can also be counted on to highlight their own distinctive musical voices throughout the performance.

To Sassy with Love: A Salute to Sarah Vaughan with Camille Thurman and Charenee Wade - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
September 14, 2017 - New York

The multitalented Camille Thurman is an award-winning composer, formidable saxophonist, and second-place winner of the prestigious Sarah Vaughan Vocal Competition. She has performed with artists ranging from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Dr. Billy Taylor, George Coleman, Lew Tabackin, and George Benson to Chaka Khan, Alicia Keys, and Missy Elliot. Co-headlining the evening with her is vocalist extraordinaire Charenee Wade, who is a regular highlight of the annual festival and someone who works exceptionally well with other singers. She's also a gifted interpreter, as recently demonstrated in her tribute to Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson. As practically demanded in a "salute to Sarah Vaughan," both vocalists tonight will have ample opportunity to show off their chops, but they can also be counted on to highlight their own distinctive musical voices throughout the performance.

LATE NIGHT SESSION: Evan Sherman Big Band - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
September 14, 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. This event is part of our 8th annual Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival, showcasing some of the top rising stars of jazz alongside some of the artists who have contributed to making this art form what it is today. The Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival runs from September 1–October 1, 2017. View the full line-up here.

Lizz Wright - Knitting Factory
September 15, 2017 - Brooklyn

Lizz Wright (Jazz)

NJCU Alumni Jazz Big Band with Jon Faddis and Cyrille Aimèe - Brooklyn Museum
September 15, 2017 - Brooklyn

Trumpeter Jon Faddis and singer Cyrille Aimèe join the NJCU Alumni Jazz Big Band, conducted by Dick Lowenthal, in a tribute to four jazz icons: Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Rich, and Thelonious Monk. Enjoy an evening of great music, set against the New York City skyline.

Lizz Wright - Highline Ballroom
September 15, 2017 - New York

AMEX Logo Acclaimed vocalist Lizz Wright is a steward of American music bringing brilliant color and vibrancy to singular original works and compositions by some of the greatest songwriters of our time. Wright has garnered widespread attention as one of the most venerable popular singers of her generation through the release of five critically acclaimed albums. From her breakout Verve debut album Salt to her latest viral success with a rendition of "The Nearness Of You" (new music video released in advance of Wright's appearance at The Apollo Theater (Oct. 22, 2016) celebrating Ella Fitzgerald's centennial birthday has more than 1.5 million views on Facebook), Wright lives life filled with beautiful possibilities centered on the power of song.

Jordan Rakei - Rough Trade NYC
September 15, 2017 - Brooklyn

Jordan Rakei signs to Ninja Tune and unveils new single 'Sorceress'. At only 25, the New Zealand born multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer is a rare talent whose distinct take on soul captures a sonic and emotional awareness many artists spend their entire careers chasing. 'Sorceress', the first single taken from his forthcoming album, sees Jordan edging beyond the peripheries of the genial, often sun-flecked sound his fans have come to know him for. "It's about how the ego can fully control the way you act and perceive life," he says. Moving from Australia to London, Jordan met Bradley Zero, founder of South London record label and party Rhythm Section. Bradley encouraged him to try his hand at a collection of dancefloor-driven tunes which became the EP "Joy, Ease, Lightness", released by the label at the end of 2016 under the alias Dan Kye. With a recent sold out date at KOKO in London this past April, Jordan has established an incredibly diverse live show that he is set to take on the road in Autumn across the US and Europe.

Antonio Sanchez Group - Blue Smoke & Jazz Standard
September 15, 2017 - New York

Deej & The Sonic Revolution - Club Groove NYC
September 15, 2017 - New York

David Deej brings together some of the Village's finest players to start Friday night out with an experimental jazz jam session. The most creative minds, playing the area's most creative material - a great way to begin a weekend!

Herlin Riley Quintet - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
September 15, 2017 - New York

Veteran drummer and founding Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member Herlin Riley has been the drummer of choice for bandleaders such as Ahmad Jamal and Wynton Marsalis. Riley's sound is rooted in his home of New Orleans, but his rhythmic vocabulary expands miles beyond any one style or location. At Dizzy's, he will demonstrate his skills as bandleader, with a quintet featuring some of the best young talent in New York, including trumpeter Bruce Harris, pianist Emmet Cohen, bassist Russell Hall, and saxophonist Godwin Louis. Groove comes first when Riley is on drums, and his performances at Dizzy's are always a good time!

Herlin Riley Quintet - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
September 15, 2017 - New York

Veteran drummer and founding Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member Herlin Riley has been the drummer of choice for bandleaders such as Ahmad Jamal and Wynton Marsalis. Riley's sound is rooted in his home of New Orleans, but his rhythmic vocabulary expands miles beyond any one style or location. At Dizzy's, he will demonstrate his skills as bandleader, with a quintet featuring some of the best young talent in New York, including trumpeter Bruce Harris, pianist Emmet Cohen, bassist Russell Hall, and saxophonist Godwin Louis. Groove comes first when Riley is on drums, and his performances at Dizzy's are always a good time!

LATE NIGHT SESSION: Evan Sherman Entourage - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
September 15, 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. This event is part of our 8th annual Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival, showcasing some of the top rising stars of jazz alongside some of the artists who have contributed to making this art form what it is today. The Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival runs from September 1–October 1, 2017. View the full line-up here.

2cellos 'the Score Tour' - Radio City Music Hall
September 16, 2017 - Midtown

2CELLOS "The Score Tour" comes to Radio City on Saturday, September 16. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 20 at 10am*. *On the first day of sale, tickets for concerts are not sold at the Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall or Beacon Theatre Box Offices, and may only be purchased via Ticketmaster.

Matkot at Club Bonafide - Club Bonafide
September 16, 2017 - New York

MATKOT is the sound of a female vocal quartet and a swinging jazz trio playing the unique arrangements of Israeli composer Rami Bar-David. Lush harmonies and Mediterranean grooves flavor Bar-David's hip compositional style, which deconstructs jazz standards and popular classics and re-arranges them into a distinctive new sound. Based in New York, MATKOT's music draws on both the jazz tradition and their Israeli roots to create a vibrant new repertoire.

A Decade of Soul - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
September 16, 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!

Sara Serpa | The Stone at The Drawing Center - The Drawing Center
September 16, 2017 - Soho

Originally from Lisbon, Sara Serpa is a singer, composer, and improviser, who has received widespread recognition for her wordless singing. Since moving to New York in 2008, she has been performing and composing jazz as well as improvised and experimental music. At The Drawing Center, Serpa will present Recognition, with Zeena Parkins, on harp, and Mark Turner, on tenor sax, a performance that will combine projected images with written and improvised music and invite viewers to reflect on Portugal's colonial past.

French Jazz & Tango Celebrating Piaf, Brel, Aznavour & Piazzolla - Highline Ballroom
September 16, 2017 - New York

Few things are more distinctly French that the music of Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel and Charles Aznavour. These and other Gallic icons are the focus of From Paris With Love, a musical homage to the City of Lights from the duo Yael & Gabriel. Yael Dray-Barel is a French/Israeli singer/songwriter influenced by rock and gypsy jazz, and her songs often incorporate the five languages she speaks. Argentinian guitarist Gabriel Hermida infuses his compositions with the essence of classical tango, flamenco and contemporary jazz. Together, the pair will salute such timeless French songs as "La Vie en Rose," "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien" and "Hymne a L'Amour, along with work from Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla, at The Highline Ballroom in New York City

Harlem Stage Open House, Drum Circle & Dj Dance Party - Harlem Stage
September 16, 2017 - New York

Participate in a drum circle led by, second year artist in residence, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah. We kick off our fall season welcoming community and inviting all drummers, percussionist, dancers and culture enthusiast! Bring your tambourines, djembes, congas, cajone, hand percussion and joy. Stretch Music will honor the rhythmic tradition of Christian's Afro New Orleanian/Black Indian culture throughout the season. Tour the Gatehouse and learn about its historical restoration from a facility to distribute clean water to New York City into a state-of-the-art flexible performing arts center. Meet some of the artists and dance to the soulful sounds of Sundae Sermon's DJ Stormin Norman.

Eddie Palmieri and Friends Returns! - Lehman Center for the Performing arts
September 16, 2017 - Bronx

A SIZZLING EVENING WITH SALSA LEGEND IS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Ten time Grammy Award winning Eddie Palmieri returns with his all star Salsa team to Lehman Center. He will perform alongside: Del Caribe Latin Jazz All Stars, led by Cuban pianist, master arranger and composer Emilio Morales, musical director and tres guitarist Nelson Gonzalez with musicians: Johnny Rodriguez, Ruben Rodriguez, George Delgado, Orestes Vilato, Ricardo Pons, and special invited guest artist, Giovanni Hidalgo. * Eddie Palmieri, a restless, yet instinctive artist, embraces the future of his music by unapologetically blazing a distinctive musical path to the delight of fans across the globe. With a musical career that spans over 50 years as a pianist, bandleader and composer of Salsa and Latin Jazz, the ten time Grammy® Award winner was honored in 2013 with the NEA Jazz Masters Award, the nation’s highest honor in jazz, recognizing him as a true American musical icon. Palmieri’s newly released 2017 album “Sabiduria / Wisdom”, is a fusion of Jazz, Funk and Latin, fused with Afro-World rhythms. Palmieri continues to innovate, and new music will be released in successive volumes commemorating his 80th ye... (read more)

WOLF! ft. Scott Metzger - Garcia's at The Capitol Theatre
September 16, 2017 - New York

WOLF! (guitarist Scott Metzger, bassist Jon Shaw and drummer Taylor Floreth) represents everything that eludes chest-thumping power trios and even many small jazz ensembles. Nobody shows off. There are no fireworks, no screaming solos. In their place, the music of WOLF! overflows with atmosphere—a wisp of Parisian swing, a dreamy seaside mist, a Tarantino moonlight spell, creamy, Metzger's creamy gorgeous texture, as always unadorned by effects, is so spare it's almost not there. Who exactly are the well-matched members of WOLF!? First of all, they're all Brooklyn natives, an important point by Metzger's measure. "In Brooklyn, you've got some of the best in the world playing pretty much any genre you can imagine," he says. "The bar is high here. Nobody wants to hear your flashiest shit. Nobody's going to be impressed. If you're going to play a solo, you'd better really say something. Otherwise, nobody cares because everybody here has heard it all." Just as important, all three broke into music as sidemen — professional musicians rather than wannabe stars. Metzger has performed countless sessions and shows with artists as diverse as Trixie Whitley, Phil Lesh & Friends, Moby a... (read more)

The Best of French Chansons - Club Groove NYC
September 16, 2017 - New York

You can search atop the Eiffel Tower while eating a baguette and still fail to find anything more French than the famous voice's of Edith Piaf,Jacques Brel,Charlez Aznavour,Georges Brassens, Charles Trénet & Many More .French singer Yael Dray and Argentinian guitarist Gabriel Hermida pay homage to France's national Gretest Singers, with their musical tribute " The Best of French Chansons" Yael Dray-Barel and Argentinian guitarist Gabriel Hermida combine their musical styles to summon the spirit of Edith Piaf with stirring renditions of the star's greatest hits, including "La Vie en Rose," "Non, Je Ne Regrette," "Milord," and "Hymne a L'amour," "Ne Me Quitte Pas" "La Boheme," " La Mama " & Many More .Join jazz duo Yael and Gabriel as they transport you to the City of Lights with a Sunday brunch in celebration of Paris' most captivating chanteuse at New York's Club Groove.

From Italy With Love: Hits From the Beautiful Country - Club Groove NYC
September 16, 2017 - New York

New York-based jazz duo Yael & Gabriel head to West Village club Groove to extend musical greetings From Italy With Love. Though the pair is best known for combining hot club jazz with classical tango and flamenco, they'll dive into the Romantic Italian songs that have enchanted the world from the 1950's and '60s to today. You'll hear Tony Renis' "Quando Quando," Domenico Modugno's "Volare," Bruno Martino's "Estate" and much more.

Rahj & The Mash - Club Groove NYC
September 16, 2017 - New York

For a decade this independent New York City artist has brought together some of the most talented musicians for exhilarating live performances. His original music is currently maintaining heavy rotation on Sirius radio XM BBC as well as other stations around the world and has been featured on major motion picture soundtracks including "Love the Hard Way" starring Adrain Brody & Pam Grier. Known for shows packed with energy and crowd connection. He, along with his band the Mash, specialize in blending & improving popular music of various genres/decades. His sound is URBAN, RAW, & EDGY. Unadulerated songs about love, loss & the beautiful escape. His powerful stage show gives him a well-earned reputation in the Downtown music scene of a "MUST SEE" New York experience.

Rahj & The Mash - Club Groove NYC
September 16, 2017 - New York

For a decade this independent New York City artist has brought together some of the most talented musicians for exhilarating live performances. His original music is currently maintaining heavy rotation on Sirius radio XM BBC as well as other stations around the world and has been featured on major motion picture soundtracks including "Love the Hard Way" starring Adrain Brody & Pam Grier. Known for shows packed with energy and crowd connection. He, along with his band the Mash, specialize in blending & improving popular music of various genres/decades. His sound is URBAN, RAW, & EDGY. Unadulerated songs about love, loss & the beautiful escape. His powerful stage show gives him a well-earned reputation in the Downtown music scene of a "MUST SEE" New York experience.

Herlin Riley Quintet - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
September 16, 2017 - New York

Veteran drummer and founding Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member Herlin Riley has been the drummer of choice for bandleaders such as Ahmad Jamal and Wynton Marsalis. Riley's sound is rooted in his home of New Orleans, but his rhythmic vocabulary expands miles beyond any one style or location. At Dizzy's, he will demonstrate his skills as bandleader, with a quintet featuring some of the best young talent in New York, including trumpeter Bruce Harris, pianist Emmet Cohen, bassist Russell Hall, and saxophonist Godwin Louis. Groove comes first when Riley is on drums, and his performances at Dizzy's are always a good time!

Herlin Riley Quintet - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
September 16, 2017 - New York

Veteran drummer and founding Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member Herlin Riley has been the drummer of choice for bandleaders such as Ahmad Jamal and Wynton Marsalis. Riley's sound is rooted in his home of New Orleans, but his rhythmic vocabulary expands miles beyond any one style or location. At Dizzy's, he will demonstrate his skills as bandleader, with a quintet featuring some of the best young talent in New York, including trumpeter Bruce Harris, pianist Emmet Cohen, bassist Russell Hall, and saxophonist Godwin Louis. Groove comes first when Riley is on drums, and his performances at Dizzy's are always a good time!

Arturo O'Farrill - Birdland
Through September 16, 2017 - New York

Grammy Award winning pianist and composer Arturo O'Farrill -- leader of the "first family of Afro-Cuban Jazz" (NY Times) -- is the son of the late, great composer Chico O'Farrill. Arturo played in Carla Bley's Big Band from 1979-83 and earned a reputation as a soloist in groups led by Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis and Harry Belafonte. After leading his late father's orchestra for years, Arturo formed his own band, The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, and other groups in order to explore his and other compositions in the panoply of Afro-Latin music. The Boss Level Sextet comes from video-game slang for overcoming obstacles. "It's like a metaphor for life," O'Farrill says. "To reach the next level, sometimes you have to battle the boss." The group's adventurous repertoire includes "They Came" — a reggaetón-inspired piece by Jason Lindner, celebrating mestizo cultures of the New World.

Harlem Gospel Choir - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
September 17, 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.

Dick Fox's Fall Doo Wop Extravaganza - The Theatre at Westbury
September 17, 2017 - Westbury

Starring: Lou Christie, The Skyliners, The Tymes, Shirley Alston Reeves (Former Lead Singer of The Shirelles), Eddie Holman, The Del Satins & The Knockouts. 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!

The Last Revel Jon Stickley Trio - Knitting Factory Brooklyn
September 17, 2017 - Brooklyn

The Last Revel (Bluegrass) Jon Stickley Trio (Folk)

When the People Dance: Salsa, Power, and Performance in New York City - Museum of the City of New York
September 17, 2017 - New York

A fusion of mambo steps with street styles, salsa dancing emerged in the nightclubs of New York City in the 1960s where at first it wasn't formally taught but absorbed. Salsa has since grown from a local movement played out in the city's streets and clubs into a global phenomenon that has irrevocably shaped the rhythms and culture of New York City. Join leading scholars to examine salsa today as both a cultural and commercial production, and delve into the inseparable links that exist between music and dance.

David Dejesus - Birdland
September 17, 2017 - New York

Patrizio Buanne - Highline Ballroom
September 17, 2017 - New York

Particularly known for his powerful voice as well as his engaging and spectacular performance, the young Neapolitan crooner, Patrizio Buanne, has developed legions of fans across the globe and has earned a well deserved reputation as one of the world's most unique performers. For over a decade he has been selling out theatres in Europe as well as in Australia, Asia, South Africa, Russia and also the US-where he has been recording his latest CD and videos which are heralding a new era for the young Neapolitan in the United States

The Smokestack Brunch: Alex Wintz Quintet - Blue Smoke & Jazz Standard
September 17, 2017 - New York

For the first time in its 15-year history, Jazz Standard is launching a Sunday brunch series, "The Smokestack." Offering a $35 all-inclusive ticket which includes a complete meal of Blue Smoke brunch & a cocktail. The menu celebrates the diverse culinary traditions of the American South with a range of soulful barbecue classics alongside revived family recipes and new favorites from Executive Chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois. Rising, young guitarist Alex Wintz is quickly gaining a name in the international jazz community. His talent and embrace of contemporary influences molded with a deep gratitude to the traditions of the past has garnered him numerous accolades and acclaim from music lovers across the globe. Wintz is a frequent collaborator with Etienne Charles, Ben Williams and Sound Effect, Roxy Coss, Peter and Will Anderson, and Nick Finzer. He comes to celebrate his new recording "LifeCycle".

Brazilian Jazz, Jobim & Bossa Nova - Club Groove NYC
September 17, 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.

Brazilian Jazz, Jobim & Bossa Nova - Club Groove NYC
September 17, 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.

Herlin Riley Quintet - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
September 17, 2017 - New York

Veteran drummer and founding Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member Herlin Riley has been the drummer of choice for bandleaders such as Ahmad Jamal and Wynton Marsalis. Riley's sound is rooted in his home of New Orleans, but his rhythmic vocabulary expands miles beyond any one style or location. At Dizzy's, he will demonstrate his skills as bandleader, with a quintet featuring some of the best young talent in New York, including trumpeter Bruce Harris, pianist Emmet Cohen, bassist Russell Hall, and saxophonist Godwin Louis. Groove comes first when Riley is on drums, and his performances at Dizzy's are always a good time!

Herlin Riley Quintet - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
September 17, 2017 - New York

Veteran drummer and founding Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member Herlin Riley has been the drummer of choice for bandleaders such as Ahmad Jamal and Wynton Marsalis. Riley's sound is rooted in his home of New Orleans, but his rhythmic vocabulary expands miles beyond any one style or location. At Dizzy's, he will demonstrate his skills as bandleader, with a quintet featuring some of the best young talent in New York, including trumpeter Bruce Harris, pianist Emmet Cohen, bassist Russell Hall, and saxophonist Godwin Louis. Groove comes first when Riley is on drums, and his performances at Dizzy's are always a good time!

David Sanborn - Blue Note
Through September 17, 2017 - New York

David Sanborn has released 24 albums, won six Grammy Awards, and has had eight gold albums and one platinum album. Having inspired countless other musicians, Sanborn has worked in many genres which typically blend instrumental pop, R&B and lately, more and more traditional jazz. He released his first solo album Taking Off in 1975, but has been playing the saxophone since before he was in high school. His 1979 release of Hideaway became a popular hit and further propelled Sanborn's ascent with the single, "Seduction" being featured in the movie, American Gigolo. Veteran bassist and composer Marcus Miller joined Sanborn on the 1981 album, Voyeur. The single, "All I Need Is You" won Sanborn his first Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance. Later albums have included guest artists such as Jack DeJohnette, Bill Frisell, Charlie Hayden, Wallace Roney, Kenny Barron, Christian McBride, and Eric Clapton. Sanborn continues to be one of the most highly active musicians of his genre. Considered as a whole, David Sanborn is an artist who pushes the limits and continues to make music that challenges the mind and goes Straight to The Heart.

Masterworks Series - Barge Music
Through September 17, 2017 - Brooklyn

Bach Complete Solo Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin, Part II Bach Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 Sonata No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005 Partita No 3 in E Major, BWV 1006 Johnny Gandelsman, violin

The Stone at the Drawing Center: Music and Visuals - The Drawing Center
Through September 17, 2017 - Soho

John Zorn founded The Stone, a project space for experimental music, in 2005. At its former location in the Lower East Side, the venue hosted more than 7,500 music performances, spanning genres from avant-jazz to contemporary classical. Before The Stone moves to its new Greenwich Village space at the New School for Social Research next year, The Drawing Center will host a number of performances by the venue's alumni, including: Marco Capelli and VJ Andrea Lapsus Pennisi, Zeena Parkins and Thomas Dunn, Marc Ribot, Ikue Mori and Craig Taborn, Sara Serpa, and Brian Marsella. Zorn previously organized the 2016 series Basement Performances for The Drawing Center, six nights of events that explored the relationship between drawing, music, and cinema. The Stone at The Drawing Center: Music and Visuals will build on interest generated by this series as well as highlight The Drawing Center's support of projects that explore connections between visual art and music.

Suzanne Vega Performing Solitude Standing & 99.9F In Full - City Winery
Through September 18, 2017 - New York

The legendary New York singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega has announced a 12-date UK tour later this year, celebrating the 30 th and 25 th anniversaries respectively of her albums 'Solitude Standing' and '99.9F' by performing both in full, as well as more tracks from throughout a distinguished career that has seen her sell over 7 million albums worldwide. Vega will perform tracks such as 'Luka', 'Tom's Diner', and 'Blood Makes Noise' from 'Solitude Standing' and '99.9F'. Having emerged as a leading figure in the folk-music revival of the early 1980s accompanying herself simply with an acoustic guitar, Vega released her 'Solitude Standing', her second album, in 1987. The record would go on to chart at number 2 in the UK and number 11 in the USA, going platinum and earning a nomination for Record of the Year at the Grammys in the process. Always pushing the boundaries of music both lyrically and sonically, Vega released '99.9F' in 1992, and album with a more electronic sound, which brought descriptions of 'industrial folk' and 'techno folk'. The record was certified gold, and also won a New York Music Award for Best Rock Album. On looking back on these two pivotal albums in h... (read more)

The Pioneers - Terra Blues
Through September 24, 2017 - New York

The Pioneers got their start at Terra Blues as the legendary backup group that supported Moe Holmes, former alto and tenor voice of the Holmes Brothers. Created in the early 1990's, the band is comprised of rotating talented musicians. After Moe's death in 2008 the current group of Jr Mack, Barry Harrison, Brian Killen & Pat Firch carry on in his footsteps.

Loveless Texas - Sheen Center
Through September 24, 2017 - New York

Loveless Texas is a musical set in Texas oil country during the Great Depression. With echoes of Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost it tells the story of two brothers who take very different paths after the untimely death of their parents in an oil rig explosion: King Navarre, the older brother, leaves college to raise his brother and bury himself in the day-to-day operations of the family oil and cattle business, while the younger Berowne escapes to the life of a partying Jazz-age playboy. The hard times and a difficult bargain bring them into conflict, in the course of whose resolution the men learn to make peace with themselves and each other, find the loves of their lives when they least expect it, and discover the importance of making an emotional "home" in the world. Loveless Texas is a traditional book musical, with a score in a variety of traditional Americana styles, encompassing Texas swing, bluegrass, blues, Cajun waltz and two-step, and cowboy yodels. It is a fun, joyous, affirmative celebration of the power of love and the human spirit to prevail over hardship. Boomerang Theatre Company is an award-winning theatrical organization. Boomerang has produced over 50 ... (read more)

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - Birdland
Through September 24, 2017 - New York

Grammy Award winning pianist, composer and educator Arturo O'Farrill -- leader of the "first family of Afro-Cuban Jazz" (NY Times) -- was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. Son of the late, great composer Chico O'Farrill, Arturo was Educated at Manhattan School of Music, Brooklyn College Conservatory and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. He played piano in Carla Bley's Big Band from 1979 through 1983 and earned a reputation as a soloist in groups led by Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis and Harry Belafonte. The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra is the resident large format ensemble of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) founded by Arturo O'Farrill in 2007 and dedicated to preserving the music and heritage of big band Latin jazz, supporting its performance for new audiences, and educating young people in the understanding and performance of this important cultural treasure. For more information about the orchestra and other ALJA initiatives, please visit us at www.afrolatinjazz.org

Jon Paris - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Through September 25, 2017 - New York

Jon Paris has toured nationally and internationally with an impressive list of artists that includes Bo Diddley, Johnny Winter, Chris Spedding, Johnnie Johnson, and former Rolling Stone Mick Taylor. He's also backed Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, Phoebe Snow, Hubert Sumlin, Rudy Ray Moore, the Uptown Horns, and Elvin Bishop, to name just a few. All the while Paris has maintained his own New York City-based rock and blues band. The group performs regularly at B.B. King Blues Club and at clubs, casinos, and concerts across the country. Paris has headlined in Norway, Sweden, Israel, and South Africa. He's opened concerts for Little Richard, Buddy Guy, Etta James, Dick Dale, George Thorogood, Brian Setzer, Joan Jett, Southside Johnny, Jonny Lang, and more. His recording credits include sessions with Bob Dylan, Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Jimmy Cliff, Peter Tosh, Ron Wood, and John Hiatt. For years, he was also an often-featured guest with Les Paul, the electric guitar legend, at Les's regular Monday night shows at the Iridium in Manhattan. His latest album, Blue Planet (2004), features many of his blues-drenched original rockers and his unique versions of some great blues classics.... (read more)

Michael Powers - Terra Blues
Through September 25, 2017 - New York

Heralding from Bayonne New Jersey, Michael Powers now defines the New York City blues scene. Since settling in NYC in the 1970's, Power's originals and "re-shaped classics" have been dictating the raw essence of real blues in the city for years. This 5 time Blues Music award nominee "is no "rocker" masquerading as a "bluesman", no "Hendrix wanna be" - he is simply true to his ... heart and the rockin' soul in his music." Michael Powers is a rare find in the music world; "an impressive musical range and versatility - a musician for all seasons." (Blues Matters) His LIVE show tributes: Lightnin' Hopkins, Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters, Elmore James, John Lee Hooker, Chuck Berry, British Blues, Robert Johnson and of course, Jimi Hendrix - and reflects his diverse influences when he performs his original compositions. Every live show can include electric, steel & acoustic guitars... A FESTIVAL FAVORITE FOR BLUES FANS & THE MEDIA

Theo Croker Summer Monthly Residency - Blue Note
Through September 25, 2017 - New York

Trumpeter, composer, and arranger Theo Croker is an adventurous musician whose adept skills find him at home whether playing standards, swinging post-bop, or more groove-oriented electric jazz. A native of Leesburg, Florida, Croker is the grandson of the late great jazz trumpeter Doc Cheatham. He began playing trumpet around age 11 after hearing Cheatham play in New York City, and by his teens was studying music at the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville, Florida. From 2003 to 2007, Croker attended the music conservatory at Oberlin College. During this time he earned the Presser Music Foundation Award, which funded his debut album, 2006's Fundamentals. After graduating Oberlin, Croker relocated to China, where he took up residency at Shanghai's House of Blues. In 2009 he released his sophomore album, In the Tradition, which paid tribute to Cheatham. Croker returned to the States in 2013 and in 2014 he released his third solo album, the Dee Dee Bridgewater-produced Afro Physicist, on OKeh Records. ~ Matt Collar, Rovi

Happy Hour Piano Karaoke with Mark Piro - Sid Gold's Request Room
Through September 29, 2017 - New York

Sid Gold's Request Room now features Happy Hour Piano Karaoke on Fridays! Start your weekend off with a song! With Mark Piro at the keys!

Chicago - the Musical - New York City Theatre
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

An intoxicating mix of murder, sex and razzle dazzle, Chicago is Broadway at its most iconic. A winking satire of celebrity culture, it's the tale of two beautiful criminals in the Roaring Twenties who plan to get away with murder by putting on one hell of a show. Known for its slinky Bob Fosse choreography, lacey costumes and finger-clicking score, Chicago will show you a good time. Debuting on Broadway in 1975, Chicago was initially overshadowed by the year's other big musical, A Chorus Line, but is now firmly established as one of the Great White Way's most instantly recognisable shows. It's Broadway's longest-running ever American musical, and was turned into an Oscar winning movie in 2002, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Richard Gere.

The Gazillion Bubble Show - New York City Theatre
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

Guinness World Record holder Fan Yang is the king of bubbles! Practising his art since his late teens, he's taking bubble magic to a whole new level, performing on Oprah, Ellen and The Late Show, where David Letterman branded him 'The Greatest Bubble Artist in the World'. Alongside his talented family members, Fan took his show Off-Broadway in 2007. Initially a limited run, the huge demand has meant to it's been playing at the World Stages ever since. Featuring fantastic next-level laser lighting displays, and a great musical score, The Gazillion Bubble Show is an hour plus of unbelievable soapy masterpieces, which float above the audiences heads in their hundreds and even fully enclose some lucky volunteers.

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.

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)

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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