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Blues and Jazz in New York City This WeekendPhoto: Nick Amoscato/Flickr 

NYC is filled with blues and jazz clubs, and City Guide's got all the best weekend shows rounded up below. Get your groove on 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. Whether you like to tap your feet or get up and dance, the Big Apple has a show for you. Nothing beats a night on the town with some jazz music to boot. Be sure to attend a blues and jazz show in New York City this weekend if you really want to immerse yourself in an authentic NYC experience.

Jeb Patton, David Wong & Rodney Green - Mezzrow Jazz Club
January 17, 2020 - New York

Pianist Jeb Patton is a mainstream player with wide credentials such as The Heath Brothers. In his tight-knit trio is bassist David Wong & drummer Rodney Green. Join them in our listening room for a weekend of great jazz!

Alexis Cole Ensemble - Bean Runner Cafe
January 17, 2020 - Peekskill

Called "one of the great voices of today," Alexis Cole has been compared to classic jazz singers such as Sarah Vaughan and Anita O'Day. Her luxurious voice and innovative interpretations make her an instant favorite with audiences of all ages. Cole is the recipient of a Swing Journal Gold Disk award, and was a winner of the NY Jazzmobile and Montreux Jazz Festival vocal competitions. She records for Motma Music, NY, Chesky Records, NY and Venus Records Japan. Her recordings have received high praise in the jazz press and are spun on radio world-wide. In addition to her many performances at top jazz venues like Dizzy's Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Birdland, The Jazz Standard, Blues Alley, and Billboard Live, she's also performed at Avery Fisher Hall and the Kennedy Center and had been a featured soloist with the Boston Pops and NY Philharmonic.

Lezlie Harrison - Smoke Jazz and Supper Club
January 17, 2020 - New York

Lezlie Harrison

YesSongs The Concert: A Tribute to YES - Riviera Theatre
January 17, 2020 - North Tonawanda

Renowned for its remarkable live performances and symphonic stage dynamism, in 1972 YES produced the seminal audio and visual experience YESSONGS, capturing the supergroup at the height of its success. YES followed by releasing the double album of the same name in 1973, which was certified gold and ultimately platinum in 1998.

Kuni Mikami Trio - Tomi Jazz
January 17, 2020 - New York

Kuni Mikami Trio

Takenori Nishiuchi Quartet - Tomi Jazz
January 17, 2020 - New York

Takenori Nishiuchi Quartet

Joe Barna Band - Fat Cat
January 17, 2020 - New York

Joe Barna Band

The Supreme Queens - Fat Cat
January 17, 2020 - New York

The Supreme Queens

David Weiss & Point of Departure - Fat Cat
January 17, 2020 - New York

David Weiss & Point of Departure

After Hours hosted by Yoshi Waki - Fat Cat
January 17, 2020 - New York

After Hours hosted by Yoshi Waki

Bohemia After Dark Jazz Jam Fridays 12am 3am Led by the Bohemia Allstars - Cafe Bohemia
January 17, 2020 - New York

The Jam Session Fridays at the Cafe Bohemia DONATIONS Late night Jam Sessions - All Jazz Musicians Welcome! 12AM - 3AM House Band: The Bohemia Allstars led by Kyle Poole Sponsored in

Jacques Brel Chansons In French with The story of Brel Feat. Alfredo Merat - Club Bonafide
January 17, 2020 - New York

Alfredo Merat interprets "Chansons" Of the Belgium/French Giant Jacques Brel, gone to soon. After his discovery of "Jacques Brel is Alive & Well in Paris", Alfredo decided to set the record straight. with his guitar he offers a ONE MAN SHOW that will keep you at the edge of your seat. The world of Brel, his passions, contradictions, fears, hatred will be marked by Alfredo's Fiery guitar playing over most of his most famous songs. "Ne me Quitte Pas, Amsterdam, La Valse, La Chanson de Jacky, On N'Oublie Rien, Vezoul, Le Plat Pay, Au Suivant, Je ne sais pas and many more

Green Is Beautiful: Scott Sharrard and Friends play the music of Grant Green - Cafe Bohemia
January 17, 2020 - New York

2 sets, 8PM and 10PM.Visit Eventbrite for early and late show tickets.About Scott SharrardScott Sharrard is an American musical artist widely known as the lead guitarist and musical director of the Gregg Allman Band. A prolific songwriter and talented singer, he has also released several soul-influenced albums of his ownScott Sharrard started playing lead guitar and singing in the Gregg Allman Band in 2008 after auditioning by sitting in with the Allman Brothers Band at a show in Camden, New Jersey. Two of Scott's original songs have been performed by the Gregg Allman Band, "Endless Road" and "Love Like Kerosene". With Gregg Allman, in 2017 Sharrard co-wrote the song "My Only True Friend", the first track of Allman's last and posthumously issued studio album Southern Blood. It was also issued as a single. Sharrard wrote the song in the voice of Gregg's late brother, Duane Allman, as if speaking to him.About Grant GreenGrant Green (June 6, 1935 January 31, 1979)[1] was an American jazz guitarist and composer.Recording prolifically and mainly for Blue Note Records as both leader and sideman, Green performed in the hard bop, soul jazz, bebop, and Latin-ting... (read more)

Jay Collins - Jules Bistro
January 17, 2020 - New York

"Jazz is a huge part of what I learned about music, but it's just a small piece of what I do," says singer-songwriter, saxophonist, flautist, pianist and bandleader Jay Collins. With his Kings County Band, Collins mixes up blues, Afro-Cuban rhythms and classic soul into a modern patchwork of root-bound sound.

Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend

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Hamilton Leithauser - Caf Carlyle
January 17, 2020 - New York

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Hamilton Leithauser returns to Caf Carlyle for his third annual winter residency, January 14 18. The native New Yorker is currently putting the finishing touches on his second solo LP slated for release in 2020. His most recent release saw him collaborate with Angel Olsen on Heartstruck (Wild Hunger). Pitchfork declared the song a gorgeously surreal version of early-1960s baroque-pop. Leithausers 2016 collaboration with Rostam, I Had A Dream That You Were Mine, debuted at #1 on Billboards Heatseekers Chart, #1 New Artist Album, and was named one of the Years Best by Pitchfork, Esquire, NPR, and more. A.V. Club recently raved: It occurred to me after 2016s I Had A Dream That You Were Mine that the best years of Hamilton Leithausers career may still be ahead of him.

Green is Beautiful' Early Show - Cafe Bohemia
January 17, 2020 - New York

Scott Sharrard is an American musical artist widely known as the lead guitarist and musical director of the Gregg Allman Band. A prolific songwriter and talented singer, he has also released several soul-influenced albums of his ownScott Sharrard started playing lead guitar and singing in the Gregg Allman Band in 2008 after auditioning by sitting in with the Allman Brothers Band at a show in Camden, New Jersey. Two of Scott's original songs have been performed by the Gregg Allman Band, "Endless Road" and "Love Like Kerosene". With Gregg Allman, in 2017 Sharrard co-wrote the song "My Only True Friend", the first track of Allman's last and posthumously issued studio album Southern Blood. It was also issued as a single. Sharrard wrote the song in the voice of Gregg's late brother, Duane Allman, as if speaking to him.

Green is Beautiful' Late Show - Cafe Bohemia
January 17, 2020 - New York

Scott Sharrard is an American musical artist widely known as the lead guitarist and musical director of the Gregg Allman Band. A prolific songwriter and talented singer, he has also released several soul-influenced albums of his ownScott Sharrard started playing lead guitar and singing in the Gregg Allman Band in 2008 after auditioning by sitting in with the Allman Brothers Band at a show in Camden, New Jersey. Two of Scott's original songs have been performed by the Gregg Allman Band, "Endless Road" and "Love Like Kerosene". With Gregg Allman, in 2017 Sharrard co-wrote the song "My Only True Friend", the first track of Allman's last and posthumously issued studio album Southern Blood. It was also issued as a single. Sharrard wrote the song in the voice of Gregg's late brother, Duane Allman, as if speaking to him.

Kenny Davis Group - SmallsLIVE
January 17, 2020 - New York

Kenny Davis

Jean Michel Pilc Trio - SmallsLIVE
January 17, 2020 - New York

Jean-Michel PilcJerad LippiSam Minaie

Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend

Image: Michael Weiss/Facebook

Piano Jazz Series: Michael Weiss - Zinc Bar
January 17, 2020 - New York

Acclaimed jazz pianist Michael Weiss brings his trio to the Zinc Bar for a splendid evening of jazz piano. He's supported by bassist Paul Gill and drummer Joe Farnsworth.Since arriving in New York in 1982, pianist, composer, arranger and educator Michael Weiss has forged a formidable career working in the bands of jazz legends Johnny Griffin, Art Farmer, Benny Golson, Slide Hampton, Frank Wess, George Coleman, Jimmy Heath and the Heath Brothers, Charles McPherson, Jon Hendricks, Lou Donaldson, and the Junior Cook/Bill Hardman Quintet. Weiss' fifteen-year association with Griffin, yielded four recordings and annual tours in the USA and around the world. He has also performed with Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw, Clark Terry, Clifford Jordan, Gary Bartz, Phil Woods, Pepper Adams, Joe Lovano, Ron Carter, David Newman, Gerry Mulligan, Nancy Wilson, Randy Brecker, Tom Harrell, Wynton Marsalis, and other high profile jazz recording artists. Weiss also has substantial big band experience: With the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Weiss logged nearly 700 engagements and two recordings over a 25-year span. He has also toured with the Mingus Epitaph Orchestra and Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra.

Kate Liu, Piano - The Juilliard School
January 17, 2020 - New York

ROBERT SCHUMANN Arabeske in C major, op. 18ROBERT SCHUMANN Fantasie in C major, op. 17JOHANNES BRAHMS Piano Sonata no. 3 in F minor, op. 5

Tyrone Govan and Top Secret R&B Band - Paris Blues
Through January 17, 2020 - New York

Tyrone Govan and Top Secret R&B Band

French Jazz & Tango Celebrating Piaf, Brel, Aznavour & Piazzolla - Club Bonafide
January 18, 2020 - New York

Celebrating Piaf, Brel, Aznavour & PiazzollaFew 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

Jeb Patton, David Wong & Rodney Green - Mezzrow Jazz Club
January 18, 2020 - New York

Pianist Jeb Patton is a mainstream player with wide credentials such as The Heath Brothers. In his tight-knit trio is bassist David Wong & drummer Rodney Green. Join them in our listening room for a weekend of great jazz!

The Jazz Life with The Bradford Hayes Quartet - Bean Runner Cafe
January 18, 2020 - Peekskill

Saxophonist Bradford Hayes is a force on the jazz scene and has performed at Birdland, Tavern of the Green, and the Beacon Theater, among other places. Bradford has performed with Gerald Alston, Yusef Lateef, Ted Curson, Michael Cochrane, Joe Lee Wilson, Jimmy Heath, Al Grey, Cecil Payne, Rufus Reid, Ray Bryant, Ben Riley, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Cecil Brooks III, Jerry Butler, and the Dells, among others. He has also opened for Chico Freeman, Betty Carter, Joe Henderson, Max Roach, Marlena Shaw, Pieces of a Dream, and Hilton Ruiz, among others.

Cyrus Chestnut Birthday Celebration - Smoke Jazz and Supper Club
January 18, 2020 - New York

Cyrus Chestnut leads his harmonically rich, soulful piano trio with bassist Eric Wheeler and drummer Chris Beck. "His brand of crisp articulation and blues inflected harmony evokes another era multifaceted and dynamic" says The New York Times while Time adds, "What makes Chestnut the best pianist of his generation is a willingness to abandon notes and play space," Inspired by gospel music throughout his life, Cyrus draws on a range of musical influences while never straying too far from the blues which The New York Daily News state makes him "the rightful heir to Bud Powell, Art Tatum and Erroll Garner."

The Midnight show with Johnny O'Neal - Smoke Jazz and Supper Club
January 18, 2020 - New York

this fine pianist and singer is a throwback to the long-gone days when performers had to know any song that was thrown at them, and then toss it off with authority. He has built a coterie of devoted listeners entranced by his old-school erudition. O'Neal celebrates the release of his album "In the Moment"" The New Yorker

Jc Hopkins and the Biggish Band + Joy Hanson and Vanisha. - Minton's playhouse
January 18, 2020 - New York

Absolutely devastatingly talented the greatest small big band in the world" NYT. Grammy nominated JC Hopkins and the Biggish Band's residency at Minton's Playhouse is the coming together of two collossal worlds. The Biggish has played host to some great musicians and vocalists from Norah Jones to Elvis Costello but this latest line up of players is, in the words of JC, "The most talented and inventive group of musicians that I have ever worked with.

Glad: The music of traffic 'the incredible mix show - The Cutting Room
January 18, 2020 - New York

Under 21 With GuardianA night of music devoted to the groundbreaking group that blew open the conventions of Rock with their influences of Jazz, Folk & Progressive Rock. Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Dave Mason & Chris Wood's visionary band remains as relevant, rocking and fresh today, as it was in its 1967 inception.Musicians Mark Rivera, Jeff Kazee & Rich Paganobandmates & sidemen to many of the largest names in Rock (Billy Joel, Ringo Starr, Southside Johnny, Bon Jovi and Roger Waters to name a few)are excited to share their passion for the music of Traffic, with a setlist that features such classics as: Freedom Rider, Dear Mr. Fantasy, The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys, Empty Pages, and Pearly Queenplus some deep cuts and other Traffic-related material that'd make any Rock-loving fan swerve the car. Guest musicians include Marc Ribler (Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul) and Kevin Bents (Amy Helm).

Akihiro Yamamoto Trio - Tomi Jazz
January 18, 2020 - New York

Akihiro Yamamoto Trio

The Standard Procedures - Tomi Jazz
January 18, 2020 - New York

The Standard Procedures

Shrap Tree - Tomi Jazz
January 18, 2020 - New York

Shrap Tree

Mean Flo Green - Fat Cat
January 18, 2020 - New York

Mean Flo Green

After Hours hosted by Greg Glassman - Fat Cat
January 18, 2020 - New York

After Hours hosted by Greg Glassman

French Jazz & Tango Celebrating Piaf, Brel, Aznavour & Piazzolla - Club Bonafide
January 18, 2020 - New York

Celebrating Piaf, Brel, Aznavour & PiazzollaFew 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

Feelin Irie Brunch - Jules Bistro
January 18, 2020 - New York

Feelin IRIE means Feeling Good.. That's what I'm about .. making you feel good at your next Party, or event whatever it is , wherever.. Feelin Irie is a One man to 3 man band. Beach Island music at its core.. right from the Islands of Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and even some Buffet for all you parrot heads. We play steeldrums or what we call PAN, along Hawaiian Ukelele, World Music instruments from: India, Africa , SE Asia,. Because its a Small World Afterall"

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Marianne Solivan - Jules Bistro
January 18, 2020 - New York

Quickly becoming one of the most buzzed about jazz singers on the New York scene, Marianne Solivan does not remember an "ah-ha" moment that brought her to the music she has devoted herself to: "I don't recall having a big moment that made me like jazz. I just dug it." It is that same simplicity of statement with its intrinsic honesty that characterizes Solivan's style. The infallible swing of Ella, the daring of Betty Carter, the matter-of factness of Carmen McCraeThey can all be found in the voice of Marianne Solivan, whom trumpeter Jeremy Pelt has called "the modern-day paradigm to which all singers should aspire

Hamilton Leithauser - Caf Carlyle
January 18, 2020 - New York

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Hamilton Leithauser returns to Caf Carlyle for his third annual winter residency, January 14 18. The native New Yorker is currently putting the finishing touches on his second solo LP slated for release in 2020. His most recent release saw him collaborate with Angel Olsen on Heartstruck (Wild Hunger). Pitchfork declared the song a gorgeously surreal version of early-1960s baroque-pop. Leithausers 2016 collaboration with Rostam, I Had A Dream That You Were Mine, debuted at #1 on Billboards Heatseekers Chart, #1 New Artist Album, and was named one of the Years Best by Pitchfork, Esquire, NPR, and more. A.V. Club recently raved: It occurred to me after 2016s I Had A Dream That You Were Mine that the best years of Hamilton Leithausers career may still be ahead of him.

Peter Maness and the Master Keys Early Show - Cafe Bohemia
January 18, 2020 - New York

Specializing in American jazz and blues from the 30's through 60's (with a dash of rock n' roll thrown into the mix),Peter Maness & the Master Keys pay homage to an earlier era of live music when real musicians played real instruments with finesse and feeling to connect to the audience. Their fun and classic vibe is at once throwback and timely and has brought them to a range of venues from the chic downtown jazz cellar, The Django and edgy Sleep no More, to Sotheby's and Yale Club in the Upper East Side. With three horns (trumpet, tenor sax, baritone sax) and a robust rhythm section (keys, guitar, upright bass, drums), you might even call them a "little" big band.

Peter Maness and the Master Keys - Cafe Bohemia
January 18, 2020 - New York

2 sets, 8PM and 10PM.Peter Maness & the Master Keys music is the perfect blend of cool sophistication and rootsy soul.Specializing in American jazz and blues from the 30s through 60s (with a dash of rock n roll thrown into the mix),Peter Maness & the Master Keys pay homage to an earlier era of live music when real musicians played real instruments with finesse and feeling to connect to the audience. Their fun and classic vibe is at once throwback and timely and has brought them to a range of venues from the chic downtown jazz cellar, The Django and edgy Sleep no More, to Sotheby's and Yale Club in the Upper East Side. With three horns (trumpet, tenor sax, baritone sax) and a robust rhythm section (keys, guitar, upright bass, drums), you might even call them a little big band.

Kenny Davis Group - SmallsLIVE
January 18, 2020 - New York

Kenny Davis

Jean Michel Pilc Trio - SmallsLIVE
January 18, 2020 - New York

Jean-Michel PilcJerad LippiSam Minaie

Hot Club: Jazz Listening Session - Flushing Town Hall
January 18, 2020 - Flushing

What is a Hot Club? Starting in the 1930s, "Hot Clubs" were a sort of "Book Club" for jazz listening - fans would get together to play records for each other. Today, the Neo Hot Club movement is about hearing classic and rare jazz records on their original 78RPM format, which offers the best sound possible. A community of jazz lovers is growing around these "Neo Hot Clubs," keeping alive the love of old recordings and swinging hot jazz. This session is led by esteemed jazz researcher and historian Ben Young.

Brazilian Jazz & Tango Jobim Encontro Piazzolla - Club Bonafide
January 19, 2020 - 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 stor 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.

Nicole Glover - Smoke Jazz and Supper Club
January 19, 2020 - New York

Nicole Glover

Sunday Irish Seisin - 11th St. Bar
January 19, 2020 - New York

Sunday night is our Traditional Irish Seisin. It is one of the longest running seisins in NYC. Tony DeMarco and Eamon O'Leary are joined by some of the best trad players from around the world. They have recently been the subject of an article in the NY Times and also appeared on "Live From Here" with Chris Thile on NPR. The tunes start at 10 pm and go till really really late!

Floating Weeds - Tomi Jazz
January 19, 2020 - New York

Floating Weeds

Sunhyun Yoo Trio - Tomi Jazz
January 19, 2020 - New York

Sunhyun Yoo Trio

Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band - Fat Cat
January 19, 2020 - New York

Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band

Brandon Lee Band - Fat Cat
January 19, 2020 - New York

Brandon Lee Band

After Hours hosted by The Program of Deprogramming - Fat Cat
January 19, 2020 - New York

After Hours hosted by The Program of Deprogramming

Jeff 'Tain' Watts Trio 60th Birthday Bash Early Show - Cafe Bohemia
January 19, 2020 - New York

Jeff Watts, the drummer they call "Tain," spent his formative years with Wynton and Branford Marsalis, and his compositional skills now command equal attention, earning Watts a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2017.Jeff initially majored in classical percussion at Pittsburgh's Duquesne University, where he was primarily a timpanist, followed by enrollment at the Berklee School of Music. Jeff joined the Wynton Marsalis Quartet in 1981 and proceeded to win three Grammy Awards with the ensemble: Black Codes From The Underground, J Mood and Marsalis Standard Time. Watts left Wynton Marsalis in 1988. After working with George Benson, McCoy Tyner and Harry Connick. Jr. (winning Grammy for the When Harry Met Sally soundtrack) he joined the Branford Marsalis Quartet in 1989, winning Grammy's for I Heard You Twice the First Time and Contemporary Jazz.

Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend

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Alan Backer & the Whiskey Bumps - Skinny Dennis
January 19, 2020 - Brooklyn

Alan Backer & the Whiskey Bumps

Bennett Paster, Ed Howard & Joe Strasser - Mezzrow Jazz Club
January 19, 2020 - New York

Pianist Bennett Paster makes his return to the Mezzrow stage with Ed Howard on bass and Joe Strasser on drums.

Sunday Brunch Improv - Shape Shifter Lab
January 19, 2020 - Brooklyn

Take three of NYC's fearless dancers, mix in live music and live lights andlet them create a "on the spot" performance on a Sunday afternoon.Philip Hamilton brings together a rotating cast of accomplished dancers,musicians, and lighting designers, creating improvised performances.

Jeff "Tain" Watts Birthday Bash with "Fat Boy Kanootch" (Late Show) - Cafe Bohemia
January 19, 2020 - New York

Jeff "Tain" Watts is celebrating his 60th birthday at the Cafe Bohemia with special guests "Fat Boy Kanootch"!About Jeff "Tain" Watts:Jeff Watts, the drummer they call "Tain," spent his formative years with Wynton and Branford Marsalis, and his compositional skills now command equal attention, earning Watts a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2017.Jeff initially majored in classical percussion at Pittsburgh's Duquesne University, where he was primarily a timpanist, followed by enrollment at the Berklee School of Music. Jeff joined the Wynton Marsalis Quartet in 1981 and proceeded to win three Grammy Awards with the ensemble: Black Codes From The Underground, J Mood and Marsalis Standard Time. Watts left Wynton Marsalis in 1988. After working with George Benson, McCoy Tyner and Harry Connick. Jr. (winning Grammy for the When Harry Met Sally soundtrack) he joined the Branford Marsalis Quartet in 1989, winning Grammy's for I Heard You Twice the First Time and Contemporary Jazz.In the film and television industry Jeff has appeared as both a musician on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and as an actor, Rhythm Jones in Spike Lees "Mo Better Blues". Jeff joined Kenny Garrett's band af... (read more)

Jeff "Tain" Watts Trio 60th Birthday Bash! (Early Show) - Cafe Bohemia
January 19, 2020 - New York

Jeff "Tain" Watts spent his formative years with Wynton and Branford Marsalis and is now celebrating his 60th birthday at the Cafe Bohemia!Jeff Watts, the drummer they call "Tain," spent his formative years with Wynton and Branford Marsalis, and his compositional skills now command equal attention, earning Watts a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2017.Jeff initially majored in classical percussion at Pittsburgh's Duquesne University, where he was primarily a timpanist, followed by enrollment at the Berklee School of Music. Jeff joined the Wynton Marsalis Quartet in 1981 and proceeded to win three Grammy Awards with the ensemble: Black Codes From The Underground, J Mood and Marsalis Standard Time. Watts left Wynton Marsalis in 1988. After working with George Benson, McCoy Tyner and Harry Connick. Jr. (winning Grammy for the When Harry Met Sally soundtrack) he joined the Branford Marsalis Quartet in 1989, winning Grammy's for I Heard You Twice the First Time and Contemporary Jazz.In the film and television industry Jeff has appeared as both a musician on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and as an actor, Rhythm Jones in Spike Lees "Mo Better Blues". Jeff joined Kenny Garrett's band... (read more)

69th Street Band - Paris Blues
Through January 19, 2020 - New York

69th Street Band

Melvin Vines & The Harlem Jazz Machine - Paris Blues
Through January 20, 2020 - New York

Melvin Vines & The Harlem Jazz Machine

Harlem Jazz Singers Showcase - Gin Fizz
Through May 31, 2021 - Harlem

Gordon Polatnick, the founder of Big Apple Jazz, has created a weekly series that brings the most talented, captivating and engaging Harlem jazz singers together with their knock-out all-star quartet - each week a new featured singer and band. Local musicians and singers often stop by to be a part of the excitement, and our guests are guaranteed seating for both sets unlike many other venues. Plan your next great evening out with the Harlem Jazz Singers Showcase. See talent like Tina Fabrique, Lynette Washington, Melanie Charles, Boncellia Lewis, Brianna Thomas, Emily Braden, Seydurah Avecmoi, Irene Blackman, Gary Samuels, and many more.Gin Fizz is a supper club right next to Red Rooster Harlem and conveniently located steps away from the 2/3 Train's 125th Street stop on Lenox Ave. You will think you exited the subway and stepped into the kind of jazz age speakeasy which brought this neighborhood international fame during Prohibition and the Harlem Renaissance.Check our link to see who's coming up this week.


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