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Blues and Jazz in New York City This Week - September 6-September 13

September 6, 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.

Kermit Ruffins & the Bbq Swingers - Blue Note
Through September 10, 0201 - New York

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

Diego Campo Spiral Music - Rubin Museum of Art
September 06, 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.Diego Campo studied classical and flamenco guitar at an early age, under Spain's master El Entri, and continued his studies with jazz musician Richie Hart. Campo is a regular Spiral Music performer and has previously appeared with guests Marina Alam and Rigdzin Collins.

Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley - Stony Hill Fall Tour - Irving Plaza
September 06, 2017 - New york

Featuring: Damian Jr. Gong Marley Show Info: Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley - Stony Hill Fall Tour Special Offers: VIP Balcony Ticket GA standing room & VIP options available. VIP Balcony Ticket Includes: Front of the Line, Access to the VIP Balcony behind the Soundboard, Poster This event is All Ages. Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event. For over 150 years, Irving Plaza has been one of New York City's premier entertainment sites. Located just minutes from Union Square, the famed red marquee has displayed the names of thousands of artists, bringing them together with fans all throughout the city. Enjoy a cold beverage from our wide selection of drinks, and kick back in our lounge area before the show. No matter what genre, Irving Plaza shows are like no other. Want to get inside information on tons of awesome shows like this one? Sign up for our newsletter to be notified about all things Irving Plaza, including presales, special offers, and ticket giveaways! Click here to sign up! Follow us on our socials! Facebook: /IrvingPlaza Twitter: @IrvingPlaza Instagram: @IrvingPlaza ... (read more)

Diego Campo Spiral Music - Rubin Museum
September 06, 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. Diego Campo studied classical and flamenco guitar at an early age, under Spain's master El Entri, and continued his studies with jazz musician Richie Hart. Campo is a regular Spiral Music performer and has previously appeared with guests Marina Alam and Rigdzin Collins.

Roy Haynes - Blue Note
Through September 06, 2017 - New York

ROY HAYNES is the pulse of legendary jazz. For over 70 years Roy Haynes has influenced and innovated, shaping some of the greatest recordings in jazz while his joyous drumming with the legends of the genre altered the very fabric and direction of jazz improvisation. Louis Armstrong. Lester Young. Charlie Parker. Thelonius Monk. Sarah Vaughn. Miles Davis. John Coltrane. Dizzy Gillespie. Bud Powell. Ella Fitzgerald. Stan Getz. Chick Corea. Pat Metheny. The list goes on and on as does Roy's unflagging energy and marvelous invention.

David Nagler's Oracle Show - Sid Gold's Request Room
September 07, 2017 - New York

Every month, David Nagler invites special guests to explore songs connected by a theme. Past themes: "Family", "Animals", "Life and Death", etc.

Rik Emmett (M&G Available) - City Winery
September 07, 2017 - New York

Rik Emmett gained international recognition as the lead singer/songwriter/guitarist with Triumph. The adjectives 'prolific' and 'eclectic' frequently pop up in Rik's profiles after five decades in the biz. Following over a dozen platinum albums from his Triumph years, he produced 19 more as an indie, ranging from rock to blues to jazz to folk to classical. International notoriety earned him entry into three Canadian Halls of Fame and a star on the Walk of Fame in his hometown of Mississauga. He also picked up a few 'Best Guitarist' awards in various style categories from different organizations along the way. Author of a GUITAR PLAYER magazine column for over a dozen years, the resulting compilation instruction book, "For The Love of Guitar", recently landed at #4 in Shawn Persinger's review of "The 50 Greatest Guitar Books". As a music educator, Mr. E. remains humbly proud of his long-standing inclusion on the heavily-respected Humber College faculty, where he's taught Songwriting, Music Business and Directed Studies; he's also been Artistic Director of the Songstudio Songwriting Workshop every summer for the past 12 years. This show will be an acoustic duo performance wit... (read more)

The Last Revel, Jon Stickley Trio, Tacoma Narrows - Knitting Factory
September 07, 2017 - Brooklyn

The Last Revel (Bluegrass) Jon Stickley Trio (Folk) Tacoma Narrows (Alternative Folk)

Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley - Stony Hill Fall Tour - Irving Plaza
September 07, 2017 - New york

Featuring: Damian Jr. Gong Marley Show Info: Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley - Stony Hill Fall Tour Special Offers: VIP Balcony Ticket GA standing room & VIP options available. VIP Balcony Ticket Includes: Front of the Line, Access to the VIP Balcony behind the Soundboard, Poster This event is All Ages. Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event. For over 150 years, Irving Plaza has been one of New York City's premier entertainment sites. Located just minutes from Union Square, the famed red marquee has displayed the names of thousands of artists, bringing them together with fans all throughout the city. Enjoy a cold beverage from our wide selection of drinks, and kick back in our lounge area before the show. No matter what genre, Irving Plaza shows are like no other. Want to get inside information on tons of awesome shows like this one? Sign up for our newsletter to be notified about all things Irving Plaza, including presales, special offers, and ticket giveaways! Click here to sign up! Follow us on our socials! Facebook: /IrvingPlaza Twitter: @IrvingPlaza Instagram: @IrvingPlaza Sn... (read more)

Tamir Hendelman Trio - Birdland
September 07, 2017 - New York

TAMIR HENDELMAN Website Tamir Hendelman Tamir Hendelman Trio Tamir Hendelman, piano Marco Panascia, bass Matt Wilson, drums Born in Tel Aviv, Tamir Hendelman began keyboard studies at age 6, moving to the U.S. in 1984 and winning Yamaha's national keyboard competition two years later. Concerts in Japan and the Kennedy Center followed. Drawn to the impressionistic and jazz harmonies of composers such as Ravel and Bill Evans, he studied at the Tanglewood Institute and received a B.M. in Music Composition from Eastman School of Music in 1993. After a brief period exploring film scoring, he focused on jazz piano, forming his own trio, which features original compositions, bebop, blues and Brazilian music. Since 2000 he has toured the US, Japan and Europe with his trio and as a member of the Jeff Hamilton Trio and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. Tamir Hendelman was a soloist with the Henry Mancini Orchestra in 1999. In 2001 he premiered Clayton's orchestration of Oscar Peterson's Canadiana Suite with the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. Peterson wrote in his online journal: "It was a satisfying but strange feeling... to hear a new young voice make some exhilarating a... (read more)

Roopa Panesar - Lincoln Center
September 07, 2017 - New York

Planetary People - Club Groove NYC
September 07, 2017 - New York

Planetary People is a collective of musicians that plays a mix of high energy funk, fusion, and jazz music. As a group, P.O.P. performs regularly in the NYC music scene, while also having toured throughout the United States. Individually, the musicians have racked up a resume that includes film appearances, recording for TV soundtracks, appearances at the Blue Note and many more.

My Brother My Brother and Me Tour - Kings Theatre
September 08, 2017 - Flatbush

My Brother, My Brother and Me is an advicecast for the modern era featuring three real-life brothers: Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy. For roughly five-sixths of an hour each week, with new episodes dropping every Monday, the brothers McElroy will answer any query sent our way, each fielding questions falling into our respective areas of expertise. We operate like a streamlined, advice-generating machine. It's both terrifying and humbling to behold.

Nyc Indie Big Band Showcase - Sheen Center
September 08, 2017 - New York

Experience a special showcase of exciting indie big bands, featuring the Jazzrausch Big Band, a collective of 40 professional musicians from Munich, Germany, quietly revolutionizing the German club scene; John the Martyr, a 12 piece soul band where New Orleans and Harlem collide.

Nyc Big Band Showcase - Sheen Center
September 08, 2017 - New York

Experience a special showcase of exciting indie big bands, featuring the Jazzrausch Big Band, a collective of 40 professional musicians from Munich, Germany, quietly revolutionizing the German club scene, and the NYChillharmonic, a big band based out of Brooklyn, led by vocalist and songwriter Sara McDonald.

Jacob Varmus Quartet - Jazz - Silvana
September 08, 2017 - New York

Jacob Varmus left his hometown, San Francisco, in 1991 to go to the University of Iowa. Like many before him, he had high hopes of coming of age as a poet while cruising the vast American heartland. He saw language and experience as the tools to probe the deepest layers of the human psyche. In his first year he was admitted to the undergraduate writers' workshop where he studied with Jorie Graham. As he produced poems unremittingly and charted the labyrinthine maze of academic life as an English major, he also played trumpet devotedly, getting a good classical foundation with David Greenhoe. Although not set on a career in music he was nonetheless engrossed in the music of the great jazz trumpeters, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, to name a few. Chet Baker and Woody Shaw were also early favorites and of special import to his trumpet sound then and now.

CIRCULAR TIME - Afro / World Blues - Silvana
September 08, 2017 - New York

Drums: TONY LEWIS ... Bass: MARK PETERSON ... Piano: MARIO E. SPROUSE ... Guitarist: KWARTEI JONES-QUARTEY ... Tenor Sax: SLYVESTER SCOTT ... Vocalist Composer: BART DOUGLAS

Ritmosis - Club Groove NYC
September 08, 2017 - New York

David Deej brings his unique "Cuban Soul" to the Groove for a special early show!

Michael Powers Frequency - Terra Blues
Through September 08, 2017 - New York

Concerts in the Catacombs - Soul Night - Atlas Obscura
September 09, 2017 - Brooklyn

Join us as we open the Catacombs in Green-Wood cemetery for an evening of hip-shaking, sax-fueled surf rock reverberating within smooth, stone vaults. In the heart of Green-Wood Cemetery, hidden on the side of a hill, an inconspicuous iron door leads deep within the earth. Rarely open to the public, the Catacombs are one of Green-Wood's most spectacular gems. Dating to the 19th century when the Catacombs provided above-ground interment within its numerous vaults, the smooth stone that comprises this long, tunneled burial space offers a special reverb for musical offerings. Join Atlas Obscura and Green-Wood Cemetery as they launch, for the first time ever, Concerts in The Catacombs. For this summer series, each night will be an immersive experience with artists specifically curated for the Catacombs. From the avant garde to electronic, classical to rock, this won't be your normal musical experience. Leave modernity behind and swing with us for a night of throw-back grooves at Atlas Obscura's Soul Night in the Catacombs. If you've heard of Danse Macabre, well, we've retrofited the catacombs for an evening of Danse Celebre. Allow us to transport the smokey, boozy, jazzy 6... (read more)

A Decade of Soul - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
September 09, 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!

Larry Fuller Trio - Jazz at Kitano
September 09, 2017 - New York

"In his amazing gossamer piano solos, he sprinkles stardust on whatever song he plays. You hold your breath in wonder." ~THE NEW YORK TIMES "Fuller's polished technique stems from two of his main influences, Oscar Peterson and Phineas Newborn, Jr., to which is added the blues acumen of a Gene Harris and the swinging drive of a Monty Alexander." ~JAZZTIMES From bop to swing to stride, Larry Fuller is known by critics and fans to "swings like a beast". His stunning command of the keys assured him the job as bass legend Ray Brown's last pianist, Ernestine Anderson's musical director and pianist, pianist with Jeff Hamilton's Trio and John Pizzarelli's Quartet. Today, Larry Fuller leads his own trio, receiving consistent praise for generating exciting and super-swinging performances. Personnel: Larry Fuller, piano George deLancey, bass Jason Tiemann, drums www.larryfuller.com https://www.facebook.com/larryfullerjazz/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWw4mvgEnDY

Lee Konitz 90th Birthday Celebration - Blue Note
September 09, 2017 - New York

Lee Konitz 90th Birthday Celebration Alto Saxophonist Lee Konitz has enjoyed one of the most creative and prolific careers in modern jazz. After an early experience with the Claude Thornhill Orchestra and Stan Kenton's Orchestra, the innovative small groups of pianist Lennie Tristano, and the Miles Davis Capitol Orchestra ("Birth of the Cool"), Konitz turned freelance and has remained on the cutting edge of post-bop improvisation ever since. He has occasionally led a nonet (now resurrected!) and various quartets, but his exceptionally large and varied discography also includes an early unaccompanied saxophone solo album, several innovative albums of duets that spanned jazz styles, and collaborations which reads like the "who's who" of the Jazz world. Lee Konitz is the only still active musician to have played all three ever excisting Birdland clubs in New York City. Like Gil Evans or Coleman Hawkins Lee has always been open and interested to play with younger musicans and to participate in exciting new musical projects co-lead by them (like the Lee Konitz New Nonet or the Lee Konitz-Ohad Talmor String Project). A new book about Lee Konitz (by Andy Hamilton) wa... (read more)

Broadway Bares Soul: Vanessa Williams - Sheen Center
September 09, 2017 - New York

Broadway stars bare their souls, literally, in these 90 minute interviews featuring revealing talk about their formative influences, their life trajectories, and how their careers have been shaped by their spiritual and social/political worldview. Guests will also be invited to perform two or three songs of their choice as part of the evening. The interviews will be conducted by Edward L. Beck, C.P., priest, author, playwright and CNN Faith and Religion commentator. Vanessa Williams is one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in entertainment today. She has conquered Broadway, music videos, television, motion pictures, and the musical charts, selling millions of albums worldwide. She has achieved critical acclaim as an actress on stage, in film, and on television.

Benny Benack Iii - Birdland
September 09, 2017 - New York

"A charismatic young trumpeter who maintains an earnest sideline as a singer..." The New York Times Benny Benack III makes his Birdland debut as a bandleader, bringing his trademark charm & jazz chops to center stage. Already an accomplished jazz crooner & trumpeter adding to the legacies of his heroes like Sinatra & Louis Armstrong, he's ready to step out into the spotlight as a rare multi-faceted talent, singing & playing his way into audiences' hearts seemingly everywhere he goes. In his show *One of a Kind*, Benack shows off his composer chops as well, introducing a number of "New Standards", seemingly taken from the pages of the Great American Songbook, yet completely new and fresh. Come see why Tony Bennett himself told the young man, "You've got the gift!"

Yep! Yep! Flavors 90's Party w/ DJ Spinna - littlefieldnyc
September 09, 2017 - Brooklyn

Joe Abba's The Funk Unit - Club Groove NYC
September 09, 2017 - New York

Born and raised in New York, Joe Abba began playing drums at age 8. For over 25 years, he has provided the drums and percussion for countless artists of all genres, from Jazz to Rock to Funk to Pop to Metal to Hip Hop. He has worked with countless composers and performers, including but not limited to: Donny McCaslin, Baba Israel, Pacha Massive, Tommy and CJ Ramone, Jerry Jemmott, Sean Nowell, Gene Pritsker, Lew Soloff, Molly Tigre, Dave Douglas, Jessica Simpson, The Bjorkestra, and Brian Charette. His current project, The Funk Unit, perfectly blends funk, soul, jazz, and hip hop; Joe Abba's band performs originals he has written, as well as classic funk, soul, and hip hop standards. He can be reached through www.joeabba.com and on everywhere on social media!

Perpetual Groove - Brooklyn Bowl
Through September 09, 2017 - Brooklyn

Perpetual Groove based in Athens, GA, rides an unending wave of momentum buoyed by an enthusiastic fan base and international critical acclaim. PGroove's music has evolved into a genre-bending, highly original sound that touches upon jazz-rock, neo-psychedelia, R&B, trance electronica, progressive rock, and anthemic arena rock. Their large catalog of original music offers something for everyone, but the band is also known for their eclectic range of covers; including everything from Michael Jackson's "Thriller" to Rage Against The Machine's "Bulls On Parade". The addition of an intense, retina burning, intelligent light show creates an atmosphere unlike any other, assuring fans they'll get a highly polished, yet different show each night. Perpetual Groove released their first album, Sweet Oblivious Antidote, in 2003 on Harmonized Records after their first year of solid touring. Besides being the top seller for The Home Grown Music Network that year (it out- sold releases by Phish, Widespread Panic, and others), it was also voted Perpetual Groove - Artists Bio HGMN Top Fan Pick for 2003. The buzz only got bigger on the 2004 follow- up record, All This Everything, which was produc... (read more)

Steve Kuhn Trio with Steve Swallow and Joey Baron - Birdland
Through September 09, 2017 - New York

After making his mark as a sideman with John Coltrane, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Art Farmer and others, pianist Steve Kuhn moved beyond the powerful influence of Bill Evans to become a unique stylist with incredible technique, sense of dynamics and lyricism. Over the last fifteen years Steve has released critically acclaimed CDs marking a well-deserved career renaissance. Bass guitar master and composer Steve Swallow joined the Paul Bley Trio in 1960, subsequently playing in groups led by Jimmy Giuffre, George Russell, Art Farmer, Stan Getz and Gary Burton. Since the late 1970s, Swallow has been closely associated with his wife Carla Bley's groups while also touring and recording with other top jazz artists including John Scofield and Lee Konitz. Rounding out the trio, drummer Joey Baron combines technical acuity with a deep sense of groove. Best known for his work with Bill Frisell, Stan Getz, John Zorn and guitarists John Scofield, John Abercrombie and Jim Hall, Joey has also performed with musicians outside of jazz including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, David Bowie, Tony Bennett, Laurie Anderson and Al Jarreau. The trio's recent ECM CD, "Wisteria," takes a fresh look at s... (read more)

Jeff 'Tain' Watts' Electric Elvin Band - Blue Smoke & Jazz Standard
Through September 09, 2017 - New York

Jeff 'Tain' Watts' Electric Elvin Band - Blue Smoke & Jazz Standard
Through September 09, 2017 - New York

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.

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.

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)

Thundercat - Knitting Factory
September 11, 2017 - Brooklyn

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McCoy Tyner - Blue Note
September 11, 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.

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 "

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

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)

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)

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.

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.

Silver Arrow Band - Drom
Through September 19, 2017 - New York

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

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

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.

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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