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February 11, 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.

'Tangos' From Gardel to Piazzolla - Club Bonafide
Through January 22, 2019 - New York

The illegitimate son of a French laundress in turn-of-the-century Buenos Aires, Carlos Gardel would ultimately rise to fame as one of the greatest tango singers of all time. Now the legendary tango star gets a rousing musical tribute by popular musical duo Yael & Gabriel at Club Bonafide in NYC. 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. At this special concert, the pair will pay tribute to the bossa nova legend and put a spotlight on Hermida's countryman Ástor Piazzolla, who's credited with adding a touch of jazz and classical to tango, forging a new style called nuevo tango.

Piano Jazz Series: David Kikoski Trio - Zinc Bar
February 15, 2019 - New York

The brilliant playing of David Kikoski just smokes. His playing is sparkling." —Chick Corea Acclaimed jazz pianist David Kikoski brings his formidable trio to Zinc for a splendid evening of jazz piano. He's supported by bassist Gene Perla and drummer Adam Nussbaum. David Kikoski is one of New York's busiest pianists. It's no wonder. Given his swinging, always spontaneous playing, one immediately understands why his bio includes tenures with Roy Haynes, Bob Berg, Pat Metheny, and the Mingus Big Band.

Michelle Walker Quartet Featuring Special Guest Artist with Sean Fitzpatrick, Sam Bevan & Andrew Atkinson - Jazz at Kitano
February 15, 2019 - New York

Friday & Saturday Jazz Shows 8:00 pm & 10:00 pm Sets $34 Cover / $20 F&B Minimum

Swing the Night Away - Westbeth Community Room
February 15, 2019 - New York

February 15th from 7:00pm - 10:30pm, join IVP as we travel back in time. Swingjugend: the Swing Youth were a group of jazz and swing lovers in Germany in the 1930s. Though they were not an organized political-opposition organization, the whole culture of the Swing Kids evolved into a non-violent refusal of the civil order and culture of National Socialism. Your night begins with dressing right for the time period. Anytime between 7:00pm - 8:30pm Let our IVP hair and make up artists style you up! Men can enjoy accessories such as suspenders and newsie caps for the night. Now that you look great, it's time to play the part! Join StepsNYC teacher Spencer Weisbond at 8:00pm for a 30 minute free swing dancing lesson. Spencer has his own program in swing at the JCC in Manhattan for over 10 years and has taught for Lincoln Center's "Midsummer Night Swing." And don't forget to capture the night at our photo booth. Chappetto Square photos will capture your moves and style throughout the night. AND if that was not enough - there will be plenty of food, drinks and music! All of this for just $25! That's hair and make up makeovers, fun accessories, photos, swing dan... (read more)

Ken Fowser Quintet - The Django
February 15, 2019 - New York

Ken Fowser Quintet

The Birdland Big Band - Birdland Jazz Club
February 15, 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!"

Michelle Walker - 55 Bar
February 15, 2019 - New York

Gabriela Anders - 55 Bar
February 15, 2019 - New York

Lezlie Harrison Live in the Django - The Django
February 15, 2019 - New York

Over the last several years Lezlie Harrison's burnished, soulful alto and striking beauty and distinctive blend of jazz, classic 70's soul, and original music has become a fixture on the New York jazz scene. Lezlie draws upon the deepest foundations of her musical orientation: the soul music that surrounded her during formative years in Harlem, the gospel music she sang as a child in her grandfather's Methodist church in North Carolina. The Great American Soul Book will feature songs written by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Bob Dylan. Jazz standards will preside alongside popular songs laced with gospel infusion and ballads that morph into funk excursions all anchored by the organ trio. Expect some appearances by some very special guests, as well.

French Jazz & Tango Celebrating Piaf, Brel, Aznavour & Piazzolla - Club Bonafide
February 15, 2019 - New York

Celebrating Piaf, Brel, Aznavour & Piazzolla 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 Club Bonafide in New York City

Gatsby In Paris French Chansons & Jazz Standards From The 20s To The 40s Feat.chloé Perrier & The French Heart Band - Club Bonafide
February 15, 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.

An Elegant Evening Of Boleros, Brazilian & Latin Jazz Feat. Maria Alejandra Rodriguez - Club Bonafide
February 15, 2019 - New York

Singer Maria Alejandra Rodriguez hails from Venezuela, but the music she sings has an international influence that features tinges of bossa nova, cha cha cha, boleros, Latin jazz and other modern arrangements for a style all its own. Her voice stands out for its beauty, tuning and cool touch with a deep feeling. In this show at Club Bonafide in New York City, this seductive South American songstress presents selections from her latest album, Aqui y alla, on which she arranged, composed and produced most of the tracks.

Bill Carney's Jug Addicts - Bar Chord
February 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Classic Jug Band Tunes

Kool & The Gang - St. George Theatre
February 15, 2019 - New York

A special Valentine's Day Weekend concert with the legendary Kool & The Gang! Thanks to songs like Celebration, Ladies' Night, Get Down On It, Hollywood Swingin', Jungle Boogie, Summer Madness and Open Sesame, Kool & The Gang have earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten Pop hits and 31 gold and platinum albums. Kool & The Gang has performed continuously for the past 43 years, longer than any R&B group in history. Their bulletproof funk and jazzy arrangements have also made them the most sampled band of all time.

Jordan Pettay: First Fruit Album Release - Ginny's Supper Club
February 15, 2019 - New York

Jordan Pettay is a jazz saxophonist, composer and educator. Instantly recognizable for her sophisticated and spiritual sound

Red Room Orchestra: Music from Twin Peaks - Symphony Space
February 15, 2019 - New York

The Red Room Orchestra, under the direction of bandleader Marc Capelle, recreate soundtrack and score selections from David Lynch's "Twin Peaks" universe. A fully immersive live concert experience featuring the beloved instrumental score and vocal tunes from each season of the show plus selected music from "Fire Walk with Me," "Blue Velvet"and "Eraserhead" thrown in for good measure. Special guest appearances by comedian, musician, and activist Margaret Cho, and actor James Marshall, who played James Hurley in the original cast of Twin Peaks. Performers include: Ben Goldberg (New Klezmer Trio), Scott Larson (Dizzy Gillespie Band), Robin MacMillan (Aoife O'Donovan) Marc Capelle (American Music Club) ,Yuka C. Honda (Cibo Matto)Toby Dammit (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), Allyson Baker (Dirty Ghosts), Tom Ayres (Persephone's Bees), Karina Denike (Dance Hall Crashers), Dina Maccabee (Feist), Eli Crews (Beulah), Bart Davenport (Bart & The Bedazzled), Hether Fortune (Wax Idols), Alisa Rose (Real Vocal String Quartet), Jess Ivry (Father John Misty), Irene Sazer (Turtle Island String Quartet) Formed by San Francisco producer and multi-instrumentalist Marc Capelle in 2017, the Red Room Or... (read more)

Joji: Ballads 1 Tour - The Bowery Ballroom
February 15, 2019 - New York

Japanese-australian singer, songwriter, rapper and retired YouTube personality.

ABIAH sings Nina - Joe's Pub at The Public
February 15, 2019 - New York

ABIAH returns to Joe’s Pub with an encore performance of his project, ABIAH sings NINA. Recently Considered for a GRAMMY, this exquisite Nina Simone tribute explores her often neglected love song catalogue. A perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend.

Dianne Reeves - Jazz at Lincoln Center
February 15, 2019 - New York

2018 NEA Jazz Master Dianne Reeves sets the mood for Valentine's Day weekend, continuing a beloved Jazz at Lincoln Center tradition (now in its eighth year!). With her powerful voice, bold dramatic flair, and masterful control of dynamics, Reeves is a gifted and often hypnotizing storyteller—perfect for Valentine's Day. The five-time Grammy Award winner's broad spectrum of love songs and sensual repertoire comes to life beautifully and with a personal touch in the warm and elegant Rose Theater—Reeves' "home away from home" in the Big Apple. Wow the one you love (or treat yourself!) with an evening of extraordinary entertainment.

Tyrone Govan and Top Secret R&B Band - Paris Blues
Through February 15, 2019 - New York

Tyrone Govan and Top Secret R&B Band

Cole Quest & The City Pickers - The Community Church of New York
February 16, 2019 - New York

Cole Quest and The City Pickers are a group of NYC musicians connected by friendship and a love of bluegrass. Cole Quest, grandson of folk icon Woody Guthrie, has brought together a collection of eclectic pickers who have gained recognition on the local scene. Performing Quest's original tunes and traditional favorites, The City Pickers bring their special brand of high-spirited talent and upbeat, knee-slapping energy to that old high lonesome sound.

Piedmont Bluz - The Community Church of New York
February 16, 2019 - New York

The Piedmont Bluz are ambassadors of Country Blues music and the Piedmont style of fingerpicking, and their mission is to help preserve these rural, east coast traditions by educating audiences about this unique aspect of African American culture. Besides tickling your ears with delightful music, they weave a bit of history into the presentation of each song. This husband and wife duo were inducted into the NY Blues Hall of Fame in 2018.

Gene Bertoncini Trio with Melissa Stylianou & Ike Sturm - Jazz at Kitano
February 16, 2019 - New York

Friday & Saturday Jazz Shows 8:00 pm & 10:00 pm Sets $34 Cover / $20 F&B Minimum

Flushing Town Hall Hot Club - Flushing Town Hall
February 16, 2019 - Flushing

Come and listen to Jazz recordings on the original 78 RPM format, and enjoy the convivial atmosphere of those who share a passion for this great music heard at its best! No experience required. Curious newcomers welcome! Our first Hot Club convening of 2019 falls on the birthday anniversary of organist and arranger Bill Doggett (1916–96), so we'll serve up a batch of choice morsels from the early years of his career. Back before he switched to organ, Doggett was pianist and arranger for Lucky Millinder, The Ink Spots, Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five, and important projects with Ella Fitzgerald. We'll hear Doggett on both sides of his breakthrough to fame, and also review some early examples of the Hammond organ in a Jazz context. See you there!

El Gran Combo y La Sonora Ponceña - Beacon Theater
February 16, 2019 - New York

El Gran Combo y La Sonora Poncena will be performing at Radio City Music Hall

Brown Girls Burlesque: A Love Supreme - Joe's Pub
February 16, 2019 - New York,

Dirty Honey Shake's annual Valentine's groove A Love Supreme entwines jazz and neo-soul like star crossed lovers nestled in the rising harmonies to a level of blissful stability of Coltrane's masterpiece. This indulgent soiree of bliss features danseurs Chicava HoneyChild, Genie Adagio, Tutu Toussaint, and CeCe BrownSugah bring all this sultry to embodiment. Our fierce and delightful kittens La Pobresita and Foxy Belle Afriq are back with surprises! A Love Supreme sets you up for LOVE the whole month long. Nucomme and guest artist Melanie Charles takes us to heaven vocally, while drummer Ramsey Jones leads the Shake band that includes Seth Johnson on guitar, Isaac Childs on keys and Djibril Toure on bass. BAND: Nucomme - Vocals Melanie Charles - Vocals Isaac Childs - Keys Ramsey Jones - Drums Seth Johnson - Guitar Djibril Toure - Bass

Josh Evans Quintet - The Django
February 16, 2019 - New York

Josh Evans Quintet

Jason Prover and the Sneak Thievery Orchestra - The Django
February 16, 2019 - New York

Jason Prover and the Sneak Thievery Orchestra

Beirut and Helado Negro at the Music Hall of Williamsburg - The Django
February 16, 2019 - New York

Beirut is an American band which was originally the solo musical project of Santa Fe native Zach Condon. Beirut's music combines elements of indie-rock and world music. The band's first performance was in New York, in May 2006, to support its debut album, Gulag Orkestar.

Jason Prover and the Sneak Thievery Orchestra Live in the Django - The Django
February 16, 2019 - New York

Specializing in the hot and sweet music of the Jazz Age, folk music, and the blues, Jason Prover and his Sneak Thievery Orchestra have become one of New York City's most sought after ensembles. The Orchestra recently played the world famous Blue Note Jazz Club to a packed house. Much of the ensemble's repertoire is derived from the lineage of masters such as Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, and Bix Beiderbecke amongst others. A musical unit that strives to connect with its audience, Jason Prover and his Sneak Thievery Orchestra is sure to bring high levels of energy, emotion, grace, and sophistication.

French Jazz & Tango Celebrating Piaf, Brel, Aznavour & Piazzolla - Club Bonafide
February 16, 2019 - New York

Celebrating Piaf, Brel, Aznavour & Piazzolla 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 Club Bonafide in New York City

Alegba & Friends - Bar Chord
February 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

Afro-Caribbean Haitian Grooves

Disney's Dcappella - Kings Theatre
February 16, 2019 - Brooklyn

DCappella, Disney Music Group's new a cappella group featuring 7 world class vocalists, will embark on its first North American tour in January 2019. Created by Disney and contemporary a cappella legend Deke Sharon (Pitch Perfect, The Sing Off and much more), the tour will appeal to fans of both Disney and a cappella with their modern a cappella versions of Disney hits.

Red Room Orchestra: Music from Wes Anderson Films - Symphony Space
February 16, 2019 - New York

The Red Room Orchestra, under the direction of bandleader Marc Capelle, present an evening of the best of Wes Anderson's soundtracks, from Bottle Rocket to Rushmore, andThe Royal Tenenbaums to Isle of Dogs, featuring the films' iconic original score cues combined with rock, pop, jazz and classical songs featured on the soundtracks, with everything from Zoot Sims and The Clash to Ravel and The Kinks. Special guest appearances by comedian, musician, and activist Margaret Cho, and Hether Fortune of Wax Idols. Performers include: Ben Goldberg (New Klezmer Trio), Scott Larson (Dizzy Gillespie Band), Robin MacMillan (Aoife O'Donovan) Marc Capelle (American Music Club) ,Yuka C. Honda (Cibo Matto)Toby Dammit (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), Allyson Baker (Dirty Ghosts), Tom Ayres (Persephone's Bees), Karina Denike (Dance Hall Crashers), Dina Maccabee (Feist), Eli Crews (Beulah), Bart Davenport (Bart & The Bedazzled),Alisa Rose (Real Vocal String Quartet), Jess Ivry (Father John Misty), Irene Sazer (Turtle Island String Quartet)

Lost Jazz Shrines: Celebrating Cobi Narita & The Jazz Center of New York. Featuring Sumi Tonooka Quartet / Special Guest Erica Lindsey - Tribeca Performing Arts Center
February 16, 2019 - New York

Just Announced: Sumi Tonooka Quartet / Special Guest Erica Lindsey Our Lost Jazz Shrines event will be honoring Cobi Narita and the Jazz Center of New York. Nobuko "Cobi" Narita created the Jazz Center of New York in 1983. The Jazz Center of New York was a venue where many workshops, jam sessions and concerts took place with such artists as Abbey Lincoln, Dizzy Gillespie, Randy Weston and more. Cobi Narita is also one of the founders of the International Women in Jazz, an organization for jazz artists and jazz lovers, with the purpose of advancing the careers of women jazz artists. She is also the founder of Cobi's Place, a gathering for jazz tap dancers.

Lost Jazz Shrines: Celebrating Cobi Narita & The Jazz Center Of New York Featuring Sumi Tonooka Quartet / Special Guest Erica Lindsey - BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
February 16, 2019 - New York

Sumi Tonooka – piano (pictured) Erica Lindsay – tenor saxophone Rufus Reid – bass Victor Lewis – drums Our Lost Jazz Shrines event will be honoring Cobi Narita and the Jazz Center of New York. Nobuko "Cobi" Narita created the Jazz Center of New York in 1983. The Jazz Center of New York was a venue where many workshops, jam sessions and concerts took place with such artists as Abbey Lincoln, Dizzy Gillespie, Randy Weston and more. Cobi Narita is also one of the founders of the International Women in Jazz, an organization for jazz artists and jazz lovers, with the purpose of advancing the careers of women jazz artists. She is also the founder of Cobi's Place, a gathering for jazz tap dancers.

ABIAH sings Madonna - Joe's Pub at The Public Theater
February 16, 2019 - New York

Following the success of his GRAMMY Considered project, ABIAH SINGS NINA, an exquisite tribute to Nina Simone, ABIAH returns with his most daring project yet, a fresh and innovative take on Madonna. Be the first to experience ABIAH SINGS MADONNA from one of the industry’s best kept secrets...but not for long!

Morgan Guerin Quintet - The Jazz Gallery
Through February 16, 2019 - New York

Morgan Guerin -drums & bass Chris Fishman -keyboards/synthesizers Dana Hawkins -bass & drums Débo Ray – vocals Val Jeanty -electronics

Gunhild Carling - Birdland Theater
Through February 16, 2019 - New York

Swedish musical sensation Gunhild Carling is an internationally acclaimed superstar whose one-woman show is a can't-miss event! Whether she's singing favorite jazz standards, playing one of many instruments (trumpet, trombone, harmonica, flute, recorder, or jazz bagpipe), Gunhild's sublime showmanship shines through. Carling is a jazz artist of the old breed, combining extraordinary skills on trumpet and trombone with vaudeville stunts. In her playing, she shows heavy influences from Bix and Louie Armstrong as well as Billie Holiday. As if that weren't enough, Gunhild also tap dances and sings during her shows. This amazing singer and award-winning multi-instrumentalist has been featured on Scott Bradlee's Post Modern Jukebox putting a twenties twist on the eighties tunes "Material Girl," "Never Gonna Give You Up," and "Happy." Gunhild is notorious for playing three trumpets at once and a recent video of her playing bagpipes went viral with over 15 million views.

Melvin Vines & The Harlem Jazz Machine - Paris Blues
Through February 16, 2019 - New York

Melvin Vines & The Harlem Jazz Machine

Catherine Russell - Birdland
Through February 16, 2019 - New York

"A wonderfully charismatic performer with a show-stopping voice" (The Washington Post), CATHERINE RUSSELL dazzles her audiences with familiar favorites and forgotten treasures alike. Russell excelled as a backup singer and multi-instrumentalist with David Bowie, Steely Dan, Cyndi Lauper, and Paul Simon before launching a remarkable solo career featuring Grammy award winning and chart topping recordings. With her sixth album, Harlem On My Mind, a 2016 release on Jazz Village, Catherine journeys to the blue heart of the great African American song- book, as befits this vibrant daughter of jazz and blues royalty. Inspired by her mother, pioneering jazz musician Carline Ray, as well as her father, long-time Louis Armstrong bandleader Luis Russell, Catherine swings forth with soulful interpretations: fresh, contemporary, fun, and true to her roots.

Isaac Mizrahi - Cafe Carlyle
Through February 16, 2019 - New York

Isaac Mizrahi returns to Café Carlyle with an all-new show, Isaac Mizrahi: Queen Size, February 5 – 16. His previous two residencies in the room were sellouts, receiving widespread critical acclaim. Mizrahi will perform classics by Leonard Bernstein, Cat Stevens, Jimmy Webb, John Kander, Cole Porter, James Taylor and Jerome Kern. Once again, he'll be joined by his band of (handsome, thin, single) (maybe not single) jazz musicians, led by Ben Waltzer. Mizrahi will tell all-new hilarious stories and share life observations. Additionally, he'll have a fresh new stock of swag items to re-gift to audience members. No topics will be off-limits: politics, sex, prescription drugs, millennials. In a review of his Café debut, The New York Times noted "he is determined to challenge the cultural status quo and help blaze a path into a more liberated… his Café Carlyle engagement is a big deal." Vogue called his previous Café residency, "the hottest ticket at New York Fashion Week."

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - Birdland
February 17, 2019 - 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

Ben Waltzer, Ugonna Okegwo & Gerald Cleaver - Mezzrow Jazz Club
February 17, 2019 - New York

Artists: Ben Waltzer (Piano), Ugonna Okegwo (Bass), Gerald Cleaver (Drums) Ben Waltzer is a lyrical improviser with a fleeting touch, he is joined by Ugonna Okegwo on bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums for an evening of jazz trio.

Christopher Mcbride - Minton's playhouse
February 17, 2019 - New York

Christopher Mcbride

Brazilian Jazz & Tango Jobim Encontro Piazzolla - Club Bonafide
February 17, 2019 - New York

Brazilian jazz legend Antonio Carlos Jobim was the Grammy-winning king of bossa nova and composer of such enduring hits as the inescapable international smash "The Girl From Ipanema." At this special Club Bonafide concert, French-Israeli singer-songwriter Yael Dray-Barel and Argentinian guitarist Gabriel Hermida will pay tribute to the bossa nova legend, and put a spotlight on Hermida's countryman Ástor Piazzolla, who's credited with adding a touch of jazz and classical to tango and forging a new style called nuevo tango. Together, Yael & Gabriel's love for bossa nova and unconventional melding of genres should make for a unique, exciting night of music.

Jazz For Kids - Jazz Standard
February 17, 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.

Mingus Big Band: Celebrating 10 Years At Jazz Standard - Jazz Standard
February 17, 2019 - New York

Mingus High School Festival Whether at the bass or composing, Charles Mingus' music represents the best of jazz: a deep emotional connection, an infectious rhythmic pulse, and fascinating harmonies and melodies, all with the purpose of exploring the human condition and decrying injustice. After his death in 1979, Charles' widow Sue Mingus became the devoted steward of his legacy. Sue has ensured that Charles' work would live on through the production of many records and the maintenance of the legacy bands dedicated to his music, as well as through educational initiatives established in Mingus' name. Once again, Jazz Standard is proud to bring together the exceptional players of the Mingus Big Band with some of today's most prom­ising high school jazz musicians.

Karina Denike - Pete's Candy Store
February 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

If I was told that this act was discovered hiding in a cave, after taking cover in 1939 and never knowing it was safe to come out, I would believe it.

Mingus Big Band: Celebrating 10 Years At Jazz Standard - Jazz Standard
Through February 17, 2019 - New York

Mingus High School Festival Whether at the bass or composing, Charles Mingus' music represents the best of jazz: a deep emotional connection, an infectious rhythmic pulse, and fascinating harmonies and melodies, all with the purpose of exploring the human condition and decrying injustice. After his death in 1979, Charles' widow Sue Mingus became the devoted steward of his legacy. Sue has ensured that Charles' work would live on through the production of many records and the maintenance of the legacy bands dedicated to his music, as well as through educational initiatives established in Mingus' name. Once again, Jazz Standard is proud to bring together the exceptional players of the Mingus Big Band with some of today's most prom­ising high school jazz musicians.

Thundercat at Blue Note Jazz Club (Feb 12-17) - Blue Note Jazz Club
Through February 17, 2019 - New York

Thundercat will release his third full-length studio album Drunk on 24th February 2017 via Brainfeeder. The album is a 23-track epic journey into the often hilarious, sometimes dark mind of the Grammy-winning singer/bassist and finds a few of his friends joining him along the way including: Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Wiz Khalifa, Kamasi Washington and Brainfeeder mastermind Flying Lotus. Drunk is the follow up to his widely praised 2015 mini album The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam, and features fan favourite tracks "Bus In These Streets" and "Them Changes."

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra - Village Vanguard
Through February 17, 2019 - New York

SAXOPHONES Dick Oatts (lead alto and soprano saxophones, flute) Billy Drewes (alto and soprano saxophones, flute, clarinet) Rich Perry (tenor saxophone, flute) Ralph LaLama (tenor saxophone, flute, clarinet) Gary Smulyan (baritone saxophone, bass clarinet) TRUMPETS Nick Marchione (lead) John Chudoba Terell Stafford Scott Wendholt TROMBONES John Mosca (lead) Luis Bonilla Jason Jackson Douglas Purviance (bass trombone) RHYTHM SECTION Jim McNeely (piano) John Riley (drums) David Wong (bass)

Melvin Vines & The Harlem Jazz Machine - Paris Blues
Through February 18, 2019 - New York

Melvin Vines & The Harlem Jazz Machine

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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