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Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend - April 26-April 28

April 22, 2019 - by CG Directory Editor
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NYC is filled with blues and jazz clubs, and City Guide's got all the best weekend shows in one place. Get your groove at some of New York City's most famed establishments, including the likes of Blue Note Jazz Club, the Jazz Standard, the Village Vanguard and Terra Blues.

The Tomeka Reid Quartet, Reid/Fujiwara Duo - The Jazz Gallery
April 26, 2019 - New York

Recently relocated and described as a "New Jazz Power Source" by the New York Times, cellist and composer TOMEKA REID has emerged as one of the most original, versatile, and curious musicians in Chicago's bustling jazz and improvised music community over the last decade. Her distinctive melodic sensibility, usually braided to a strong sense of groove, has been featured in many distinguished ensembles over the years. Reid and Fujiwara will perform as a duo in celebration of the Mouser recently released on Relative Pitch Records. Fujiwara will replace Filippo Monaco for this performance.

Laura Gibson w/ Jesse Marchant at The Loft - 4/26 - City Winery
April 26, 2019 - 2nd floor New York

Laura Gibson is an internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, born and raised in the small Oregon logging town of Coquille. Her last album, Empire Builder, was praised by Pitchfork as "a cathartic tale of loss and redemption", and was called "a triumph" by Uncut Magazine. Both literary and raw, with a love of traditional folk music and a bent toward experimentation, she has toured four continents, and had the distinct honor of performing the very first NPR Tiny Desk Concert. She recently completed an MFA in fiction writing from Hunter College, and her sharpened language and story telling abilities are on full display on her new record Goners, on Barsuk and City Slang Records.

Jon Stickley Trio w/ Front Country at The Loft - 4/26 - City Winery
April 26, 2019 - 2nd floor New York

Jon Stickley Trio is a genre-defying and cinematic instrumental trio, who's deep grooves, innovative flatpicking, and sultry-spacy violin moves the listener's head, heart, and feet. "It's not your father's acoustic-guitar music—Instead, Stickley's Martin churns out a mixture of bluegrass, Chuck Berry, metal, prog, grunge, and assorted other genres—all thoroughly integrated into a personal style," writes Guitar Player Magazine. Front Country An acoustic band born in the land of tech innovation, Front Country was never going to be accepted as an authentic American roots band out of the gate. Cutting their teeth in progressive bluegrass jams in San Francisco's Mission District and rehearsing in the East Bay, they learned to play roots music their own way, with the tools they had on hand. A mandolinist with a degree in composition and classical guitar. A guitarist trained in rock and world music. A bassist equally versed in jazz and bluegrass. A violinist with technique that could seamlessly hop between honky tonk and electropop. A female lead singer with grit and soul that was also a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. In a wood-paneled country dive bar in the shadow of the San Fr... (read more)

Trumpet Masters Series: Eddie Henderson - Zinc Bar
April 26, 2019 - New York

Eddie Henderson is one of today's top and most original jazz trumpet players." —All About Jazz Acclaimed trumpeter Eddie Henderson brings his formidable quartet to Zinc on Friday, April 26. He's supported by pianist Peter Zak, bassist Essiet Essiet and drummer Mike Clark. Eddie Henderson's wildly diverse and accomplished career began in a most appropriately lofty way: His first trumpet lessons as a young boy were given by Louis Armstrong. It was a connection made through the musical careers of Henderson's parents; his father a singer with the Charioteers and his mother a dancer at the Cotton Club. A native of New York City, Henderson relocated with his family to San Francisco by the age of 14. He studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music from 1954 to 1956 and drew the praise of Miles Davis, a friend of the Henderson family who came to know Eddie while visiting his parents during tour stops in town. After serving in the Air Force from 1958 to 1961, Henderson became the first African American to compete for a national figure skating championship, winning the Pacific and Midwestern titles. Soon after, he began to pursue dual careers in medicine and music, earning a Bachel... (read more)

Gatsby in Paris French Chansons & Jazz Standards from the 20s to the 40s Feat.Chloé Perrier & French Heart Jazz Band - Club Bonafide
April 26, 2019 - New York

Gatsby in Paris: French Chansons & Jazz Standards From the '20s to the '40s, featuring enchanting French singer Chloé Perrier and her new band, the French Heart Jazz Band. This irrepressibly charming show is a mix of French chansons and American jazz standards from the '20s to the '40s with a continental flare. Chloé sings an intriguing mix of jazz, chanson, Brazilian and occasionally Romany-tinged numbers in French, as well as in English. The group is known for its reinvention of the old chestnut "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" as a bolero-tinged Twin Peaks theme, an obscure '20s hot jazz tune that Perrier had found in a history book, and the classic "La Vie en Rose." Come to Club Bonafide in New York City and listen as exes get dissed and relationships gone wrong are dissected and remembered through glasses that aren't exactly rose-colored.

Los Hijos Del Sol - Club Bonafide
April 26, 2019 - New York

Bradley Pariente, from Santa Cruz de la Sierrra, Bolivia. He lived in France during the Andean Music Golden Age 80's – 90's. Created and founded the group "Los Hijos Del Sol" (Sons of the Sun) and toured Europe for almost 5 years. Now, Bradley lives in New York and is back creating a new project: to play standards from South, Central and North America arranged for string, wind and percussion instruments. For this, He is in partnership with the multi-instrumentalist Romulo Quintana "El Fantasma," who is from La Paz, Bolivia. Romulo, since his young age, performed in La Paz, Bolivia as a drummer and keyboard player with big bands such as Orquesta Guantanamera, Los Graduados, Orquesta California, Estrella Azul, Salsa Show. Living here in New York he has played with very popular bands such as Orquesta Sabor Latino and Constelacion de Ecuador. Romulo "El Fantasma" has also worked as Music Director and played keyboards for the brasilian band Grupo LUA Brasileiro and was founder of the musical band La Quinta Estacion.

Kenny Barron Quartet - Dizzy's Club
April 26, 2019 - New York

With pianist Kenny Barron, alto saxophonist Erena Terakubo, bassist Kiyoshi Kitagawa, and drummer Johnathan Blake. NEA Jazz Master and nine-time Grammy Award–nominated pianist Kenny Barron is one of the most important pianists of the last several decades, known both for his solo work and for his projects with Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Henderson, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Yusef Lateef, and many more. His exquisite repertoire of original music includes recent compositions and modern classics that span his work with the aforementioned artists as well as more recent contemporaries. Praised endlessly for both his sensitivity and his virtuosity, Barron is undisputedly one of the top jazz pianists in the world, and we are thrilled to welcome him back to Dizzy's Club.

Max Weinberg's Jukebox - Daryl's House Club
April 26, 2019 - Pawling

Hall of Fame E Street drummer and his crack 4 piece band invite the audience to help create the setlist of songs from the glory days of rock n roll.

The Birdland Big Band - Birdland Jazz Club
April 26, 2019 - New York

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

Chick Corea & Béla Fleck - Tilles Center's Concert Hall
April 26, 2019 - Greenvale

The master jazz pianist and renowned banjo player fuse their signature styles for a special night.

Chick Corea & Béla Fleck - Tilles Center's Concert Hall
April 26, 2019 - Greenvale

The master jazz pianist and renowned banjo player fuse their signature styles for a special night.

Ray Gallon Trio - Fat Cat
April 26, 2019 - New York

Ray Gallon Trio

The Supreme Queens - Fat Cat
April 26, 2019 - New York

The Supreme Queens

Renee Rosnes Quartet - Flushing Town Hall
April 26, 2019 - Flushing

One of the premiere pianists and composers of her generation, Renee Rosnes has toured and recorded with legendary musicians James Moody, Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, JJ Johnson, Bobby Hutcherson, the SFJAZZ Collective, and her husband, the pianist Bill Charlap. A New York City staple for years, every member of Rosnes' all-star quartet has an equally impressive résumé and brings their absolute best to this group.

The Hot Sardines - Joe's Pub
April 26, 2019 - New York

In the talented hands of the New York-based ensemble, music first made famous decades ago comes alive through their brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies, and vocals from a chanteuse who transports listeners to a different era with the mere lilt of her voice. On French Fries & Champagne, The Hot Sardines' new album for Universal Music Classics, the jazz collective broadens its already impressive palette, combining covers and originals as they effortlessly channel New York speakeasies, Parisian cabarets and New Orleans jazz halls. Bandleader Evan "Bibs" Palazzo and lead singer "Miz Elizabeth" Bougerol met in 2007 after they both answered a Craigslist ad about a jazz jam session above a Manhattan noodle shop. The unlikely pair— she was a London School of Economics-educated travel writer who grew up in France, Canada and the Ivory Coast, he was a New York City born and raised actor who studied theater at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia—bonded over their love for Fats Waller. Influenced also by such greats as Dinah Washington, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday, they began playing open mic nights and small gigs and by 2011, they headlined Midsummer Night Swin... (read more)

Trumpet Masters Series: Eddie Henderson. - Zinc Bar
April 26, 2019 - New York

Acclaimed trumpeter Eddie Henderson brings his formidable quartet to Zinc on Friday, April 26. He's supported by pianist Peter Zak, bassist Essiet Essiet and drummer Mike Clark. Eddie Henderson's wildly diverse and accomplished career began in a most appropriately lofty way: His first trumpet lessons as a young boy were given by Louis Armstrong. It was a connection made through the musical careers of Henderson's parents; his father a singer with the Charioteers and his mother a dancer at the Cotton Club. A native of New York City, Henderson relocated with his family to San Francisco by the age of 14. He studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music from 1954 to 1956 and drew the praise of Miles Davis, a friend of the Henderson family who came to know Eddie while visiting his parents during tour stops in town.

Dena Derose Featuring Special Guest Artist: Ingrid Jensen - Birdland Jazz Club
April 26, 2019 - New York

Dena DeRose Featuring Special Guest Artist: Ingrid Jensen

Kurt Rosenwinkel - Birdland Jazz Club
April 26, 2019 - New York

Kurt Rosenwinkel

Tyrone Govan And Top Secret R&b Band - Paris Blues
Through April 26, 2019 - New York

Tyrone Govan and Top Secret R&B Band

Stefon Harris & Blackout - Jazz Standard
Through April 26, 2019 - New York

A few days into the new year, on January 4, Stefon Harris & Blackout rolled into Jazz Standard and blew us away with the creativity and cohesion of their interplay. Now the acclaimed vibraphonist and his quintet are back for this multi–night stand. When DownBeat's John Murph attended the group's Kennedy Center in D.C. in 2018, he heard "an exploratory, tightly focused set that placed high stakes on rhythmic agility, communica­tive alertness and spontaneous invention…Each member admirably held their own next to Harris, whose virtuosic and imaginative improvisations can certainly prove unnerving for lesser talents." In 2018, Sonic Creed(Motema Music) was the first new release from Stefon Harris' Blackout since 2009's GRAMMY–nominated Urbanus. Family, community, legacy: "These core assets of the Black community are the messages of Sonic Creed," says Stefon Harris, "and we honor our legacy by exploring the music of masters such as Bobby Hutcherson, Abbey Lincoln, Wayne Shorter and Horace Silver. Their music is timeless and is the literal aural expression of those community assets."

Tyshawn Sorey - The Jazz Gallery
April 27, 2019 - New York

Tyshawn Sorey -drums Nathan Reising -alto saxophone Sasha Berliner –vibes Lex Korten -piano Nick Dunston -bass

Rr: Vanisha Gould Trio - KGB Bar
April 27, 2019 - New York

No cover. 2 drink minimum. RR: Vanisha Gould Trio

Brazilian Jazz & Flamenco Feat. Barbara Martinez - Club Bonafide
April 27, 2019 - New York

Venezuela-born and New York City-raised singer-dancer Barbara Martinez is a flamenco artist with serious chops. The Philadelphia Inquirer called her voice "achingly beautiful" and The New York Times said she makes "something fresh of the Latino style." Martinez has danced with the Metropolitan Opera in shows like Carmen and La Traviata, and recently appeared in the documentary Sobre Las Olas — A Story of Flamenco in the U.S. Now, this passionate entertainer is coming to the stage at Club Bonafide in New York City.

Back In Black: The True Ac/dc Experience - Daryl's House Club
April 27, 2019 - Pawling

Back In Black - AC/DC Tribute - The "True AC/DC Experience" show performed by BACK IN BLACK has been touring the United States since 1990, entertaining audiences with their accurate replication of AC/DC's music old and new.The high energy live show will surely leave you wanting more. Back In Black has an unlimited set list of hits we all know, but what separates BACK IN BLACK from other tributes is that they have an array of B tracks on the list, songs such as, "It's A Long Way To The Top", "Overdose" and "Down Payment Blues", the list goes on.

Lenny K Music - Palisades Center
April 27, 2019 - West Nyack

Come see Lenny K Music in action! Level One East Court

Clearly Now with Koutrakos, Harkness & Simeone - Triad Theatre
April 27, 2019 - New York

Clearly Now: with Lina Koutrakos, Sean Harkness and Marcus Simeone Three fantastic voices and one masterful guitar! Koutrakos–known for her whiskey-voiced blues numbers, torchy ballads and down home rock songs—teams up with Simeone—known for his jazzy style and his often emotional, haunting delivery of searing love songs. They are joined by Harkness, a guitar virtuoso whose work transcends many genres. Having just recently opened for Air Supply they are bringing the ease of their partnership to smaller stages in this beautifully balanced show. From Rodgers and Hammerstein to Otis Redding, and with some Latin/Bossa, a handful of blues, originals and sweeping ballads, this show is loaded with solos, harmonies, duets, instrumentals and a collectively high level of real live talent.

J.C. Hopkins & the Biggish Band - Minton's Playhouse
April 27, 2019 - Harlem

Admission may increase depending upon a given week's performance schedule.

Dopapod - The Capitol Theatre
April 27, 2019 - Port Chester

Symmetry defines Dopapod. The band and each of its seven albums sports a palindromic name, meaning it can be read the same forward as backward. More than that, balance has become the band's modus operandi, with the group consciously juggling the darker tones of heavy rock with lighthearted humor; synthesizing tastes of funk, jazz, bluegrass, electronica, and more within their complex improvisational compositions. During live shows, Dopapod is known for taking fans on a full-out journey, guiding attendees through periods of frenzied dance contrasted with moments of thoughtful contemplation. Since forming at Berklee College Of Music in 2007, Dopapod—composed of Eli Winderman (keys and vocals), Rob Compa (guitar and vocals), Chuck Jones (bass), and Neal "Fro" Evans (drums)—has racked up an enviable list of accomplishments: a flourishing fanbase across the country, yearly show counts tallying into the hundreds, and high-profile appearances at festivals like Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, Summer Camp, High Sierra, and more. Most recently, in fall of 2017, the group released Megagem, the band's fifth studio album, which Glide Magazine called "simultaneously their most focused and thematical... (read more)

Duane Eubanks Band - Fat cat
April 27, 2019 - New York

Duane Eubanks Band

After Hours hosted by Greg Glassman - Fat cat
April 27, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by Greg Glassman

Jeff - Groove
April 27, 2019 - New York

Bio: "JEFF is a young funk band with a firecracker sound; ready to awaken the spirit in you and get your booty shaking. Featuring a growing number of original songs, and funk classics from the 70's and 80's, you're sure to have a good time letting the vibes through you. The 7 piece group, led by trombonist Red Hawley, features alumni from the top conservatories in America such as Juilliard, Berklee College of Music, Oberlin, Manhattan School of Music, and others. Each show more and more jump on the JEFF bandwagon, come get a taste and we'll be sure to hook you! To learn more, you can follow us on all social media platforms: @funkyoujeff."

Li'Nard's Many Moods - Groove
April 27, 2019 - New York

Li'nard Jackson is the heart and soul of Li'nards Many Moods Band and is a New York City legend. He is recognized as a genius in the art of dynamic, live performance and as a versatile bass guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer of exceptional artistic standards. You HAVE TO see them live to believe it! He began his music career in Richmond, Virginia at an early age. He sang in his church's choir, won a statewide musical rhythm competition at age eight and studied the violin and the bass guitar. He is renowned for his command of a wide range of styles from Dance, Hip Hop and R&B, to West African, Rock, Blues and Reggae. An internship at Philly International Record Label with the songwriting team of Roebuck, Jefferson and Simmons led to work on records with Patti LaBelle, The O'Jays and The Jones Girls. He has contributed to over fifty albums and 175 songs. Before moving to New York, Li'nard played up and down the Eastern seaboard and toured Europe with the groups Defunkt and Mr. Thing and the Professional Human Beings. Li'nard has also performed with Codaryl Moffett Jazz Ensemble and Roy Ayers.He has performed at Manhattan's top nightclubs including The Blue Note, The Bitter... (read more)

Dave Schnitter Quintet - Fat Cat
April 27, 2019 - New York

Dave Schnitter Quintet

Jonathan Barber And Vision Ahead - BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
April 27, 2019 - New York

Jonathan Barber (drums), Godwin Louis (alto saxophone), Andrew Renfroe (guitar), and Matt Dwonszyk (Bass). Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead (New York, NY) are the First Runners-Up of the 2018 DC Jazz Festival's DCJazzPrix Emerging Band Competition. Based in New York City and formed by drummer Jonathan Barber, Vision Ahead features alto saxophonist Godwin Louis, guitarist Andrew Renfroe, pianist Taber Gable, and bassist Matt Dwonszyk. Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead debuted as a quintet in January 2017, performing at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola. Vision Ahead means to carry on a legacy forward, striving to breakthrough barriers reaching towards your goal. This bands hope is to spark a fresh musical style that is relevant with today's generation. Jazz in Progress: The Next Faces of Jazz is a partnership between BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center and the DC Jazz Festival. DCJazzPrix, part of DC Jazz Fest, is a global competition created to recognize and support top rising jazz band talent, and is designed to help launch and promote the careers of emerging jazz ensembles.

Purchase Latin Jazz Orchestra - Birdland Jazz Club
April 27, 2019 - New York

Purchase Latin Jazz Orchestra

Dena Derose - Birdland Jazz Club
April 27, 2019 - New York

Dena DeRose

Kurt Rosenwinkel - Birdland Jazz Club
April 27, 2019 - New York

Kurt Rosenwinkel

Frankie Valdes Salsa Mambo Orchestra - Rue-B Jazz
Through April 27, 2019 - New York

Frankie Valdes Salsa Mambo Orchestra

Melvin Vines & The Harlem Jazz Machine - Paris Blues
Through April 27, 2019 - New York

Melvin Vines & The Harlem Jazz Machine

Stefon Harris & Blackout - Jazz Standard
Through April 27, 2019 - New York

A few days into the new year, on January 4, Stefon Harris & Blackout rolled into Jazz Standard and blew us away with the creativity and cohesion of their interplay. Now the acclaimed vibraphonist and his quintet are back for this multi–night stand. When DownBeat's John Murph attended the group's Kennedy Center in D.C. in 2018, he heard "an exploratory, tightly focused set that placed high stakes on rhythmic agility, communica­tive alertness and spontaneous invention…Each member admirably held their own next to Harris, whose virtuosic and imaginative improvisations can certainly prove unnerving for lesser talents." In 2018, Sonic Creed(Motema Music) was the first new release from Stefon Harris' Blackout since 2009's GRAMMY–nominated Urbanus. Family, community, legacy: "These core assets of the Black community are the messages of Sonic Creed," says Stefon Harris, "and we honor our legacy by exploring the music of masters such as Bobby Hutcherson, Abbey Lincoln, Wayne Shorter and Horace Silver.

Steve Tyrel - Cafe Carlyle
Through April 27, 2019 - New York

Steve Tyrell is currently celebrating his 14th anniversary performing in Café Carlyle's revered holiday slot, having taken over for Bobby Short in 2005 after the legend's passing. The New York Times has declared, "Mr. Tyrell is a terrific storyteller… his sizable voice filters Louis Armstrong through Ray Charles and Dr. John." Ten of his eleven albums have achieved Top 5 status on Billboard's Traditional Pop Charts, with his most recent, A Song For You, reaching #1 earlier this year. In October, Steve Tyrell released a 21-song extended edition of his 2008 chart-topper Back to Bacharach. The album, an homage to Tyrell's friend and mentor, Burt Bacharach, features seven additional Bacharach classics.

Cortelyou Jazz Jam - Bar Chord
April 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

Weekly Jazz Jam Hosted by Michael Vitali

Blues Brunch: Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers - Daryl's House Club
April 28, 2019 - Pawling

Their unique brand of dance music is rooted in vintage 1930's Mississippi delta blues, then shaken and stirred with other genres like soul, funk, and reggae, evoking a wild southern juke joint where the whiskey and gin are flowing and everybody's dancing.

Frederick Mann White --- CABARET - Triad Theatre
April 28, 2019 - New York

Frederick Mann White ~ Journey to the Past In this show, Fred takes journeys to his past. He will go back to his childhood to address how he became interested in music and musical theater, how and why he started teaching, and other things. He has chosen many wonderful songs to help tell his stories. Fred has performed several times at The Rrazz Room in New Hope, PA and at The Laurie Beechman Theatre in NYC. He also performed once at The Metropolitan Room in NYC. He always performs with the very talented Musical Director, Michael Ferreri.

Christopher Mcbrite - Minton's Playhouse
April 28, 2019 - Harlem

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

The Blue, Miette Hope and NIU Raza - Brooklyn Bazaar
April 28, 2019 - Greenpoint

The Blue, Miette Hope and NIU Raza

Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band - Fat cat
April 28, 2019 - New York

Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band

Alexi David's Three or Four Shades of Mingus - Fat cat
April 28, 2019 - New York

Alexi David's Three or Four Shades of Mingus

After Hours hosted by The Program of Deprogramming - Fat cat
April 28, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by The Program of Deprogramming

Jazz & Blues Queens : The Music of Nina Simone, Billie Holiday & Etta James - Groove
April 28, 2019 - New York

Jazz & Blues Queens : The Music of Nina Simone, Billie Holiday & Etta James feat. Emilie Surtees Jazz has not one queen but three, and impassioned vocalist Emilie Surtees will pay homage to all of them in First Ladies of Jazz & Blues. From scat to breathy ballads, "First Lady of Song" Billie Holiday could do it all while Etta James is considered one of the greatest blues singers who ever lived. And Nina Simone lit the world on fire with a vibrato that stirred souls and moved mountains. Hear some of this Holy Trinity's greatest hits as Surtees interprets them with conviction at Club Groove in New York.

The Black Soul Experience - Groove
April 28, 2019 - New York

Welcome to The Black Soul Experience, a high-powered, intense live show. R&B, funk, soul, soca, hip-hop, reggae, and house will keep you dancing in the aisles all night long! Featuring your host, bandleader, and veteran musician at the Groove, Antwon Robinso, alongside Tracey Nicole. Backed by the finest musicians in NYC

Stefon Harris & Blackout - Jazz Standard
April 28, 2019 - New York

A few days into the new year, on January 4, Stefon Harris & Blackout rolled into Jazz Standard and blew us away with the creativity and cohesion of their interplay. Now the acclaimed vibraphonist and his quintet are back for this multi–night stand. When DownBeat's John Murph attended the group's Kennedy Center in D.C. in 2018, he heard "an exploratory, tightly focused set that placed high stakes on rhythmic agility, communica­tive alertness and spontaneous invention…Each member admirably held their own next to Harris, whose virtuosic and imaginative improvisations can certainly prove unnerving for lesser talents." In 2018, Sonic Creed(Motema Music) was the first new release from Stefon Harris' Blackout since 2009's GRAMMY–nominated Urbanus. Family, community, legacy: "These core assets of the Black community are the messages of Sonic Creed," says Stefon Harris, "and we honor our legacy by exploring the music of masters such as Bobby Hutcherson, Abbey Lincoln, Wayne Shorter and Horace Silver. Their music is timeless and is the literal aural expression of those community assets."

Jazz for Kids - Jazz Standard
April 28, 2019 - New York

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

Ken Peplowski Big Band with Special Guest John Pizzarelli - Birdland Jazz Club
April 28, 2019 - New York

Ken Peplowski Big Band with Special Guest John Pizzarelli

Jason Kravits - Birdland Jazz Club
April 28, 2019 - New York

Jason Kravits

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - Birdland Jazz Club
April 28, 2019 - New York

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

69th Street Band - Paris Blues
Through April 28, 2019 - New York

69th Street Band

The Manhattan Transfer - Blue Note
Through April 28, 2019 - New York

Beginning with their first performances in the early 1970s, The Manhattan Transfer have become the cornerstones of contemporary music. Originally launched by Tim Hauser in 1969, Hauser, Alan Paul, Janis Siegel and Laurel Masse were the group by 1972. Cheryl Bentyne joined the group in 1979 after Laurel Masse left. Known for their amazing harmony and versatility, incorporating pop, jazz, R&B, rock and roll, swing, symphonic, and a cappella music, the group was signed by the legendary Ahmet Ertegun to Atlantic Records. The group made their recording debut with their self-titled album in 1975. Known primarily as an East Coast cult act, they expanded their following by starring in their own 1975 CBS-TV variety series as a summer replacement for the Cher Bono Show. Starting as an underground group in New York City, The Manhattan Transfer garnered international popularity when "Chanson D'Amour" from the 1976 Coming Out album became a number one hit in Europe. One of the co-writers on The Junction – the group's new album which draws inspiration in part from The Transfer's classic 1975 version of Glenn Miller's "Tuxedo Junction" — is the group's new member, bass vocalist Trist Curless.... (read more)

Kazu Pf Yokoshima Quartet Featuring Frank Sr - Rue-B Jazz
Through April 29, 2019 - New York

Kazu Pf Yokoshima Quartet Featuring Frank Sr

Melvin Vines & The Harlem Jazz Machine - Paris Blues
Through April 29, 2019 - New York

Melvin Vines & The Harlem Jazz Machine

Guest Band - Paris Blues
Through April 29, 2019 - New York

Guest Band

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

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

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