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Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend - June 15-June 17

June 11, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend Photo: Nick Amoscato/Flickr 


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 City Rhythm Orchestra - Birdland NYC
June 17, 2018 - New York

THE MUSIC OF COUNT BASIE AND FRANK SINATRA FATHER'S DAY SHOW - JUNE 17, 2018 The City Rhythm Orchestra has been dazzling audiences for over 35 years and has earned the reputation as one of today's finest big bands. Led by Pete Spina and Nick Vallerio, the group has consistently cooked up exciting music with their distinct style and sound. They've been praised by audiences and critics in both their hometown of Philadelphia and around the world. Their non-stop energy was dubbed "great music and great fun" by the New York Times. The band has been featured at major concert venues throughout the USA and in Europe, with notable shows at the Kimmel Center, Mann Music Center, Lincoln Center, Highline Ballroom, Birdland, the Blue Note, Glen Echo Ballroom, Sweets Ballroom, and at festivals in Rome, Florence, Perugia, Amsterdam, Cologne and Bordeaux. City Rhythm has recorded several successful CDs, including "Goin' to Town" (1994), "Swinging Blue" (1997), "City Rhythm Strikes Again" (1999), "Sounds of Hope" (2001), "Vibrant Tones" (2005), and "Songs You Can Live By" (2012). "Vibrant Tones" featured renowned jazz artist Joey DeFrancesco on the Hammond B3 organ and earned a spot on the n... (read more)

Blue Note Jazz Festival Presents: Paquito D'Rivera Ensemble - Blue Note Jazz Club
Through June 17, 2018 - New York

Paquito D'Rivera defies categorization. The winner of fourteen GRAMMY Awards, he is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer. Born in Havana, Cuba, he performed at age 10 with the National Theater Orchestra, studied at the Havana Conservatory of Music and, at 17, became a featured soloist with the Cuban National Symphony. As a founding member of the Orquesta Cubana de Musica Moderna, he directed that group for two years, while at the same time playing both the clarinet and saxophone with the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. He eventually went on to premier several works by notable Cuban composers with the same orchestra. Additionally, he was a founding member and co-director of the innovative musical ensemble Irakere. With its explosive mixture of jazz, rock, classical and traditional Cuban music never before heard, Irakere toured extensively throughout America and Europe, won several GRAMMY nominations (1979, 1980) and a GRAMMY (1979). His numerous recordings include more than 30 solo albums. In 1988, he was a founding member of the United Nation Orchestra, a 15-piece ensemble organized by Dizzy Gillespie to showcase the f... (read more)

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