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Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend - March 27-March 29


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 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.

Sasha Dobson - Cafe Bohemia
March 27, 2020 - New York

Singer-songwriter Sasha Dobson upholds the jazz tradition of past greats like Ella Fitzgerald while breaking conventional rules.The dynamic New York jazz singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Sasha Dobson (of Puss n Boots with Norah Jones and Catherine Popper) just released a Christmas EP, Dear Santa, on Blue Note Records and their 2nd full length album will release on Valentines Day 2020.Since her debut album Modern Romance, produced by Grammy award winning Jesse Harris, Sasha has been collaborating with some of the best musicians and bands on the music charts. She is currently working on her forthcoming EP to be released Spring 2020 with bassist and producer Don Was (Was Not Was, Bonnie Raitt) and drummer Jay Lane (Bob Weir, Primus) to be released Spring 2020. Word has it Sashas also been making NY appearances with her latest jazz project, a super group compiled of NY heavy hitters Peter Bernstein, Neal Miner, Dred Scott, and Ian Hendrickson-Smith (The Roots, Sharon Jones, Amy Winehouse).Sasha grew up in a family of accomplished jazz musicians. Father, pianist Smith Dobson (Red Holloway, Bobby Hutcherson, Art Pepper, Eddie Harris,) and mother, educator and s... (read more)

Steven Carrington Quartet - Cafe Bohemia
March 27, 2020 - New York

Born in East Baltimore, Maryland, Steve grew up cultivating a deep love and respect for jazz music, picking up the sax at age seven. He attended the Baltimore School for the Arts, then went on to graduate from Frederick Douglass High, a school with a rich musical legacy whose alumni include Cab Calloway, Eubie Blake, and Ellis Larkin. His early influences were John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Grover Washington Jr., Hank Mobley, Dexter Gordon and Freddie Hubbard.Following graduating in 1986, Steve was awarded a scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston. There, he studied with saxophonist Bill Pierce, formerly of Art Blakeys Jazz Messengers. After Berklee, Steve moved to New York, where he played with the Charles Mingus Epitaph, Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Hargrove, Milt Hinton, plus Frank Wess and Jimmy Heath (at the same time!), among many others.In the early-mid 1990s, Steve decided to revisit his roots, to give something back to the community that had nurtured him. He joined the faculty of the Jazz Mentoring Program at the Eubie Blake Center for Cultural Arts, where one of his star students was Quincy Phillips, whos played with late great Roy Hargrove. Continuing his mus... (read more)

Bernadette Barnes & Call Me Dope- Soul R&B - Shrine
March 27, 2020 - New York

Introducing Bernadette Barnes. This Baltimore born singer/songwriter has been described as a vocal powerhouse. Her sound is as unique as the city in which she was born. Baltimore is a place where the buzz of The North East meets the charm of The South and Bernadette's voice reflects just that. A mix of melodic undertones and racy runs, her voice will leave you spellbound. She combines the grace of the late great Whitney Huston, the corky creativity of Erykah Badu with the raw power of Jennifer Hudson. She has graced some of the world's most prominent stages including McDonald's Gospel fest, Groove NYC and even made an appearance at the 2018 U.S Open. Her sound can neither be defined nor contained. She's a true original.

Miss Maybell & The Jazz Age Artistes Vintage Jazz - Gin Fizz
March 27, 2020 - New York

Miss Maybell is a one of a kind contralto singer, musician, and band leader specializing in a classic Vintage Jazz, and Blues sound. Miss Maybell recently sang with the the phenomenal Grammy Award nominated jazz band Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks (who famously did the soundtrack for the HBO Series Boardwalk Empire). Miss Maybell has played shows and Festivals all around New England and in New York City and has been tremendously well received! Some venues worthy of note is the legendary venue Club Passim ( in Boston), Birdland Theater ( NYC ) The Press Room (in Portsmouth N.H.) , Acoustic Artisans (Portland M.E.), The Refinery Hotel (NYC) , The Flatiron Room(NYC) Fine & Rare ( NYC) The Bitter End (NYC) . Miss Maybell was also featured on Dan Aykroyd's Blues Radio Program "Blues Breaker". She was also awarded by New Hampshire Magazine "Best of N.H. 2016", for Best Americana Music!

Jon Lehning Saxophone Colossus CD Release Party - Babeville
March 27, 2020 - Buffalo

Join Jon Lehning in celebrating Saxophone Colossus CD Release March 27 in the 9th Ward with Dave Schiavone, Harry Fackelman, Harry Graser, Adam Bronstein, Anthony Henry and Joe Goretti.

Shwayze - The Mercury Lounge
March 27, 2020 - New York

21 and OverSince 2008, Shwayze and the summer season have become synonymous. With the Billboard Top 20 hits "Buzzin'" and "Corona and Lime," people have fallen in love with Shwayze's breezy melodies and his smooth rhymes.

Miss Maybell and the Jazz Age Artistes Vintage Jazz - Gin Fizz
March 27, 2020 - New York

Miss Maybell is a one of a kind contralto singer, musician, and band leader specializing in a classic Vintage Jazz, and Blues sound. Miss Maybell recently sang with the the phenomenal Grammy Award nominated jazz band Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks (who famously did the soundtrack for the HBO Series Boardwalk Empire). Miss Maybell has played shows and Festivals all around New England and in New York City and has been tremendously well received! Some venues worthy of note is the legendary venue Club Passim ( in Boston), Birdland Theater ( NYC ) The Press Room (in Portsmouth N.H.) , Acoustic Artisans (Portland M.E.), The Refinery Hotel (NYC) , The Flatiron Room(NYC) Fine & Rare ( NYC) The Bitter End (NYC) . Miss Maybell was also featured on Dan Aykroyd's Blues Radio Program "Blues Breaker". She was also awarded by New Hampshire Magazine "Best of N.H. 2016", for Best Americana Music!

Keiko's Caf - Keiko Studios
March 27, 2020 - Queens Village

On Friday, March 27, Keiko Studios will be hosting Keiko's Caf! Joining us for the night will be our amazing hostess, Cinnamon Brown! This event invites musicians, vocalists, and more to perform at Keiko Studios from 7PM - 10PM! The caf gives artists the chance to indulge in impromptu performances with a live jazz house band. It is also a chance for community members to revel among the talent of a wide range of performers.Tickets are $10 for spectators of all ages. Entry for all performers is FREE. Everyone must RSVP/purchase tickets using our Eventbrite page for this event.

The Jazz Bastards - Monthly Residency at Pangea - Pangea Restaurant & Supper Club
March 27, 2020 - NY

New York City sextet The Jazz Bastards are excited to announce their 2020 six-month on-going residency at NYCs renowned alt-cabaret supper club, Pangea. On the last Friday of every month, The Jazz Bastards will take the stage, bringing a unique combination of irreverent slapstick comedy and serious jazz performances of jazz standards and original compositions. They will kick off the residency on Friday, January 31st at 9:30-11:00 pm at Pangea, located at 178 2nd Avenue in the East Village. The group first came together as friends who were also professionals in various creative fields. With their collective backgrounds in comedy, theater-making, movement, indie rock, jazz, and classical music, they synthesize advanced clowning with serious jazz-making. Each member has a character they play on stage: Aldo Perez (Mr. Nobody) on guitar/vocals, Jenny Mitchell (Muffy Styler) on vocals/clarinet, Matt Kanelos (Wang Catalano) on keys/vocals, Glen Heroy (Mr. Christmas) on vocals/spoons, Richard Philbin (Ricardo Hurtz) on bass clarinet and Nick Parker (Buddy Poor) on drums. The sextet officially called themselves The Jazz Bastards in the summer of 2017 when we were performing at Pet... (read more)

Chris McCarthy's "Still Time To Quit" Album Release Show - Cafe Bohemia
March 28, 2020 - New York

Chris McCarthy, noted as one of the most impressive and original pianists on the New York jazz scene by Hot House Jazz Magazine, is thrilled to announce the release of his Ropeadope debut, Still Time To Quit, out April 3rd. With this album, McCarthy steps into the foreground as a singular composer and bandleader after establishing himself as a first-call sideman for many. McCarthys band of world class improvisers includes trumpeter Takuya Kuroda, saxophonist Michael Blake, bassist Sam Minaie and drummer Jongkuk Kim.An in-demand sideman, Chris McCarthy can be heard on a multitude of recent gems. He backed renowned trumpeter Jason Palmer on his release At Wallys Vol. 1, Sasha Berliner on her acclaimed new album Azalea, and two releases for Ropeadope: Jared Sims The New York Sessions and Akinola Sennons Cousoumeh. On stage, McCarthy can be found in duet with vocalist Clotilde Rullaud, playing with acclaimed bandleaders Jerry Bergonzi, Ben Allison, and Dan Blake, and accompanying fast-rising peers Tony Glausi and Vanisha Gould.While McCarthy is the bandleader and all the compositions are his, Still Time To Quit is a group effort by design, featuring the same band on all 8... (read more)

Ted Brown Quintet - Cafe Bohemia
March 28, 2020 - New York

2 sets, 6PM and 8PM.Visit Eventbrite for early and late show tickets.Ted Brown - tenor saxophoneBrad Linde - tenor saxophoneAaron Quinn - guitarDan Pappalardo - bassDeric Dickens -drumsTed Brown and Brad Linde have been playing together since 2009. This quintet recorded two albums in 2018, "All About Lennie" and "Jazz of New Cities", both in the spirit of Lennie Tristano (Ted's teacher), Lee Konitz, Lester Young, and Charlie Parker.

Akua Allrich: Tribute to Nina Simone & Miriam Makeba - Flushing Town Hall
March 28, 2020 - Flushing

Jazz vocalist and DC-native Akua Allrich (a MAAF Jazz Touring Network Artist) curates and delivers a soul-stirring tribute to two powerhouse musician-activists, Nina Simone and Miriam Makeba. This talented Howard University graduate is making a name for herself in the US and beyond with a musical style that draws from blues, soul, jazz, and pan- African music. Akua leads a sizzling hot band in renditions of beloved songs made famous by Simone and Makeba.

That 1 Guy live in the 9th Ward - Babeville
March 28, 2020 - Buffalo

With an extensive and amazing track record of unique and imaginative performances featuring his curious instrument and copious amounts of originality, Mike Silverman, a/k/a That1Guy, has set himself apart as a true one-of-a-kind talent that rivals any other artist currently in the entertainment industry. Averaging 150-200 shows a year all over North America and Canada, he has been a consistent favorite at such festivals as: Wakarusa, Electric Forest, Big Day out, All Good Music Festival, Bella, High Sierra Music Festival, Summer Meltdown, Montreal Jazz Festival, and many more.

Spektral Quartet - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
March 28, 2020 - New York

"The quartet proved that they have everything: a supreme technical command that seems to come easily; a capacity to make complicated music clear; and, most notably on this occasion, an ability to cast a magic spell."The New York TimesBeethoven's last major workthe String Quartet No. 16 in F major, op. 135is intellectually confounding and emotionally ravaging, probing new musical territory with sharp contrasts of light and dark. The program, introduced by Bradley Strauchen-Scherer, Associate Curator, Department of Musical Instruments, opens with a string quartet rendering of Toms Luis de Victoria's sublime 16th-century motet O Magnum Mysterium and concludes with Eliza Brown's Quartet No. 1 (2013).

Bill Saxton - Bill's Place
Through March 28, 2020 - New York

If you want to step back into a bygone era of the small, cozy elbow touching Harlem parlor, with live "in your face" outrageous jazz musicians, you must come to see Bill Saxton, international world class sax man, lead the Harlem All Stars

Chris Beaudry Trio at DiWine Restaurant & Wine Bar - DiWine Restaurant & Wine Bar
March 29, 2020 - Astoria

Close out your weekend with relaxing jazz music from Chris Beaudry and his trio, live at DiWine Restaurant & Wine bar. Enjoy craft cocktails, wines and delicious food with good friends - its' the perfect Sunday night.

The Music of Al Green & Otis Redding - Groove
March 29, 2020 - New York

All AgesTwo drink minimumThe songs of two of the greatest soul singers of our time Al Green and Otis Redding are the focus of this musical homage at Club Groove in NYC. Green brought us classics like "Let's Stay Together," "Love and Happiness" and "Tired of Being Alone," while Otis Redding is famed for such timeless songs as "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay," "Try a Little Tenderness" and "I've Been Loving You Too Long." Their remarkable catalogs of hits will be performed and celebrated by Harlem-based duo Papa J. and Mo' Soul. The group incorporates blues, soul and funk into their sounds, making it a perfect fit for Green's and Redding's arsenals of gorgeous, moving hit songs.

Hila Kulik, Tamir Shmerling and Dani Danor - Mezzrow Jazz Club
March 29, 2020 - New York

Join pianist Hila Kulik as she makes her Mezzrow debut. Joinig her in our listening room are bassist Tamir Shmerling & drummer Dani Danor.

Sunday Irish Seisin - 11th St. Bar
March 29, 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!

Coco Montoya & Ronnie Baker Brooks - YMCA Boulton Center
March 29, 2020 - Bay Shore

Between his white-hot guitar playing and his soulful, emotional vocals, Coco Montoya has talent to burn. In a career that spans almost four decades, he's gone from drumming for blues icon Albert Collins to holding the lead guitar spot in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers to leading his own band and touring worldwide. Montoya is revered for his ability to move from subtly melodic guitar playing to slash-and-burn pyrotechnics. Equally forceful are his deep, soul-baring vocals. Years of constant touring, playing unforgettable shows at clubs, concert halls and festivals, have earned him his position at the top of the contemporary blues world.

The Tierney Sutton Band - Glenn and Awdry Flickinger Performing Arts Center
March 29, 2020 - Buffalo

The celebrated Tierney Sutton Band, helmed by eight-time GRAMMY nominated vocalist Tierney Sutton, has consistently topped the US jazz charts and garnered critical success thanks to their creative arrangements and rich and thematic discography.

The Bad Plus - Village Vanguard
Through March 29, 2020 - New York

Activate Infinity is the second album from The Bad Plus since pianist Orrin Evans joined the trio back in 2018. With their sights set on a new trajectory, combined with an abundance of spirit and creativity, the trio has produced one of their finest and most original albums to date. This is group music played with vibrant imagination and vigor. It's real, deeply honest and personal. Their joy in music-making together is clear and their vision is committed and democratic.

Drais Nightclub - Drai's Beachclub & Nightclub
Through March 30, 2020 - Las Vegas

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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