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March 25, 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.

Marcus Miller: Electric Miles - Jazz at Lincoln Center
March 29, 2019 - New York

Miles Davis' "electric period" (1969—1992) is one of the most influential and passionately debated eras in all of modern music. In this exclusive new program, one of Davis' crucial collaborators—bassist Marcus Miller—will take audiences through an eclectic body of work, starting with the moment Davis first discovered electric piano in 1969. Much like Gil Evans and Wayne Shorter before him, Miller played an essential role in shaping Davis' musical visions. Not only did he play bass on six of Davis' studio albums, Miller also produced and composed almost every song on three of them, including the Grammy Award–winning Tutu. To this day, Miller is still the premier electric bassist, having recorded more than 500 albums as a leader and with legends such as Michael Jackson, Herbie Hancock, Frank Sinatra, George Benson, McCoy Tyner, Aretha Franklin, and LL Cool J. Throughout the show, Miller and his band will lead a wide-ranging exploration of Davis' bold experiments with jazz, rock, funk, hip-hop, and electronic fusions that continue to resonate and inform music today. You will experience a selection of faithful arrangements and, as Davis would surely insist, brand-new versions tha... (read more)

Friday Night Jazz Vespers "The Wilderness" - The Marble Loft
March 29, 2019 - New York

A tuneful oasis amidst barren times. Catch your breath after a long week in this casual, chill service of music and meditation, holy listening and holy communion. Find God’s face in flickering candlelight. Feel God’s pulse palpable in the air. Hear God whispering in the silence and jiving in the jazz.

Stafford Hunter & Continuum Meet Taeko - Smalls
March 29, 2019 - New York

Multi-Grammy nominated trombonist, sea shells player (and sometimes vocalist) is a Philadelphia native (but born in Atlantic City, NJ). He became a professional musician at the age of 16. Was the award winner of the "Al Grey Award for Musical Excellence". It acknowledged Stafford as "the Most Promising Jazz Trombone Talent" of 1993. Graduate from the New School Jazz & Contemporary Music Program (NYC). Of which, he was the first trombonist to actually graduate from the New School Jazz Program. Beside music, Stafford appeared as a model in the December 1992 issue of L'Uomo Vogue (the Italian Vogue magazine for men). This issue also featured jazz greats like Milt Hinton, Clark Terry, Louie Bellson, etc... And, he appeared in a documentary film on the late-great pianist; Dorothy Donegan. Also, he was an actor in a movie entitled "the Day the Ponies Come Back" which was released March of 2001 in France. And, he appeared in a diet Coke television commercial which featured the great Elton John. He has performed at former-US President Bill Clinton's first inaugural. Since then, the trombonist has performed, recorded and toured all over the world with the likes of Illinois Jacquet, McCoy... (read more)

Corey Wallace Dubtet After-Hours - Smalls
March 29, 2019 - New York

Baltimore, MD native trombonist Corey Wallace has gained the respect and admiration of many in his relentless pursuit of all things good music and amazing life experiences. He was selected as the 2012 Best Trombonist by the Washington [D.C.] City Paper for his "technical fluidity and for the heavy dose [of] introspection that sits right on the surface of his playing". He is well versed and feels equally at home in various styles of music and is always eager to contribute with like-minded musicians. "Music is about life - communication, emotions, interactions, love and otherwise, as well as experiences; I want any and all music in which I take part to come from a real place and be able to connect with others," says Wallace. He has shared the stage with jazz legends and musicians such as legendary Benny Golson, Nicholas Payton, Esperanza Spaulding, Robin Eubanks, Lee Konitz, Billy Harper, Valery Ponomarev, Jason Marshall, and Marc Cary, the R&B icon Miss Lauryn Hill, the culturally and socially relevant R&B group the Impressions, gospel music's Kim Burrell, worldly talents vocalist Bilal, bassist Antone "Chooky" Caldwell, and pianist/entrepreneur Marcus Johnson, among many others! He... (read more)

Ryan Slatko Quartet - Rue-B Jazz
March 29, 2019 - New York

Ryan Slatko Quartet

Windscape: Portrait in Many Colors - Manhattan School of Music
March 29, 2019 - New York

An MSM centennial celebration, in collboration with students from MSM's Jazz Arts program. Featuring a new work by Jazz Arts alum MATT WONG (BM '18) with work by CHARLES MINGUS, DUKE ELLINGTON, LENNIE NIEHAUS, and more.

Music on Madison Series: Organ Masterworks - Manhattan School of Music
March 29, 2019 - New York

MSM graduate students perform a varied program of masterworks on MAPC's Casavant Frères organ.

Dreyer Tribe - 55 Bar
March 29, 2019 - New York

Craig Dreyer...Saxophone, Vox & Keys Al Street...Guitar Richard Hammond...Bass Tony Mason...Drums Ismael “Bongo” Bruno...Congas

Laura Osnes - Birdland Jazz Club
March 29, 2019 - New York

Laura Osnes

Kendra Shank - 55 Bar
March 29, 2019 - New York

Kendra Shank...Voice Pete McCann...Guitar Dean Johnson...Bass

New York Voices - Birdland Jazz Club
March 29, 2019 - New York

New York Voices

Eddie Bruce: Once in a Lifetime - Birdland Jazz Club
March 29, 2019 - New York

Eddie Bruce: Once in a Lifetime

The Birdland Big Band - Birdland Theater
March 29, 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!"

The Birdland Big Band - Birdland Jazz Club
March 29, 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!"

Avishai Cohen Quartet - Jazz Standard
March 29, 2019 - New York

A year after his impressionistic, award–winning and critically–lauded ECM label debut Into The Silence, Avishai Cohen's Cross My Palm With Silver (ECM, 2017) introduced a program of new pieces and a level of adroit interplay that allowed the trumpeter to soar to new heights of expression. "Cohen is a mul­ticultural jazz musician, among whose ancestors is Miles Davis," wrote Ben Ratliff in The New York Times. "Like Davis, he can make the trumpet a vehicle for uttering the most poignant human cries." In addition to his growing body of work as a leader, Avishai Cohen has performed and recorded with sax­ophonist Mark Turner, French–Israeli pop singer Keren Ann, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the Indian tabla master Zakir Hussain.

Carol Morgan Quartet - Fat Cat
March 29, 2019 - New York

Carol Morgan Quartet

David Weiss Sextet - Fat Cat
March 29, 2019 - New York

David Weiss Sextet

The Soft Parade: A Tribute to The Doors - DROM
March 29, 2019 - New York

The Soft Parade is revered worldwide as THE premiere Doors tribute show. They recreate, with stunning accuracy, the primal, poetic atmosphere of a vintage Doors concert. The Soft Parade has toured 20 countries, been joined onstage by original Doors guitarist Robby Krieger and has performed hundreds of concerts worldwide. The Soft Parade was formed in 1990 by lead vocalist Joe Russo. His goal was to re-create - for today's audiences - the theatrical, poetic, primal atmosphere of a live Doors concert. He has succeeded. The Soft Parade stands as the most fascinating, convincing example of a tribute performance there could ever be. Seeing The Soft Parade is like reliving the legendary concerts Jim Morrison and The Doors performed over 30 years ago. The Soft Parade is internationally recognized as one of the most authentic, realistic tribute bands working today. From the vintage musical instruments and sound equipment right down to stage clothing and hairstyles - watching The Soft Parade is as close to seeing the Doors as anyone can possibly get.

Tannahill Weavers Concert - Folk Music Society of NY, Inc at the Second Presbyterian Church
March 29, 2019 - New York

Tannahill Weavers, Scotland's premiere traditional band, Roy Gullane (guitar & vocals), Phil Smillie (flute, bodhran, whistles, & vocals), John Martin (fiddle, cello & vocals), and Lorne MacDougall (pipes): their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music illustrates to young and old the rich musical heritage of the Celtic people. They were inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame in 2011. From reflective ballads to foot-stomping reels and jigs,the variety and range of the material they perform is matched only by their enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits.

Brooklyn Music School's 6th Annual Middle School Jazz Festival Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 12pm-6:30pm - Brooklyn Music School
Through March 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

Brooklyn Music School's 6th Annual Middle School Jazz Festival Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 12pm-6:30pm Brooklyn Music School (BMS) presents the 6th Annual Middle School Jazz Festival on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 12pm to 6:30pm, with a concert at 4:30pm, followed by a jam session with students, faculty, and guest artist. BMS is located at 126 Saint Felix Street, Brooklyn. Concert tickets are a $10 suggested donation. For more information, visit: https://www.brooklynmusicschool.org/calendar/msjazzfest-2019 The festival will feature performances by participating middle schools, a rhythm section clinic by special guest clinician Helen Sung, clinics by the BMS faculty, professional development for participating school faculty members, and a closing concert/awards ceremony. This year, BMS welcomes Donald Harrison, "the King of Nouveau Swing" to the festival as the guest host. Previous guest artists have included: Ingrid Jensen, Dr. Victor Lewis, Robin Eubanks, Sherman Irby, and Duane Eubanks. Festivals, such as this, are important for the development and training of budding jazz musicians in America. When asked about the inspiration behind this annual jazz festival, Piruz... (read more)

Stafford Hunter & Continuum Meet Taeko - Smalls
March 30, 2019 - New York

Multi-Grammy nominated trombonist, sea shells player (and sometimes vocalist) is a Philadelphia native (but born in Atlantic City, NJ). He became a professional musician at the age of 16. Was the award winner of the "Al Grey Award for Musical Excellence". It acknowledged Stafford as "the Most Promising Jazz Trombone Talent" of 1993. Graduate from the New School Jazz & Contemporary Music Program (NYC). Of which, he was the first trombonist to actually graduate from the New School Jazz Program. Beside music, Stafford appeared as a model in the December 1992 issue of L'Uomo Vogue (the Italian Vogue magazine for men). This issue also featured jazz greats like Milt Hinton, Clark Terry, Louie Bellson, etc... And, he appeared in a documentary film on the late-great pianist; Dorothy Donegan. Also, he was an actor in a movie entitled "the Day the Ponies Come Back" which was released March of 2001 in France. And, he appeared in a diet Coke television commercial which featured the great Elton John. He has performed at former-US President Bill Clinton's first inaugural. Since then, the trombonist has performed, recorded and toured all over the world with the likes of Illinois Jacquet, McCoy... (read more)

RBA: Jakouka Meets New York: Bachir & Mustapha Attar - Roulette
March 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

Inspired by the intoxicating sounds of the legendary Master Musicians of Jakouka, this ensemble of musicians from both sides of the Atlantic – Morocco and the US – explore the potential for sound to trigger a state of ecstasy. Bachir Attar is a multi-instrumentalist acknowledged for his mastery of the ghaita, a double reed oboe-like instrument that is fundamental to the sound of the Master Musicians of Jajouka, the group that he leads. His brother, Mustapha Attar, also a member of the group, plays drums as well as ghaita. Saxophonist and clarinetist Ned Rothenberg, acclaimed throughout the world for his solo concerts and collaborations with diverse musicians, is particularly noted for his virtuosity of multiphonics and circular breathing. Arrington de Dionysio, a saxophonist, vocalist and visual artist who has collaborated recently with Attar and Mustapha, draws on a variety of traditions, including Tuvan throat singing and Indonesian trance music, for inspiration. Innovative percussionist Ben Bennett has developed a commanding synthesis of extended and traditional techniques on the drums, and worked with cutting-edge improvisers around the world.

Reggie Harris & Pat Wictor - The Peoples' Voice Cafe
March 30, 2019 - New York

When Reggie Harris and Pat Wictor take the stage, it's a celebration. The joy that transfers to their audience is boundless and unrestrained. For these veteran musicians and friends, their artistry and skill are heightened by years of collaboration and trust. Reggie Harris is a songwriter of great depth and passion, a gifted storyteller and a remarkably creative and soulful singer, who has earned the respect and love of audiences around the world in a career spanning decades. Entertaining and inspiring, Reggie is a positive force in the world and his songs reveal his joy in bringing people together. reggieharrismusic.com Pat Wictor's convoluted path to roots music - passing through rock, heavy metal and jazz on a variety of instruments, and living abroad for much of his youth - has shaped his panoramic approach to the blues and gospel-influenced folk music he now writes and sings. His skills as harmonizer, improviser and accompanist have made him a sought-after collaborator and session musician.

Brooklyn Circle - Smalls
March 30, 2019 - New York

Brooklyn Circle

Eric Wyatt After-Hours - Smalls
March 30, 2019 - New York

Eric Wyatt is one of the very few Jazz Musicians that was born an raised in New york. He was born in Brooklyn NY an went to Public Schools in the NY City area. His father was a musician who played with some of the greatest Jazz musicians. Eric can remember meeting at a very young age some of the Legends of this music. His father Charles Wyatt played tenor saxophone an some times he would often drive the band members that played with Sonny Rollins to perform. Eric would go along for some of these rides at the age of 10 years old. One of those rides led to him discover he wanted to be a musician.Thru research that gig he went to was at Storrs Conn. The musicians were Larry Ridley Albert Dailey drummer David Lee, Wilber Ware also Gilley Goggins, Gary Bartz, Scoby Stroman, Paul Jeffries and Roland Alexander were also good friends who would come by the house. It was thru this history Eric LEARNED ABOUT THIS MUSIC. He also met Miles Davis at the Bottom Line performing in the early 70's.

David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong - Birdland
March 30, 2019 - New York

Inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and their colleagues, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band breathes life and passion into America's own great art form. Legendary record producer George Avakian describes the band in this way: "There has never been a band quite like this one. Most groups, past and present, stick to one style. Some current groups attempt to recreate early recordings in their entirety. These guys do neither. Inspired by divergent bands of the 1920s and 30s, you'll hear them swing a variety of styles in music by a wide range of composers, always true to the joy and heart of the music." Now in its 17th year of residency at Birdland, the weekly post-workday engagement is the city's best musical bargain! Tuba player David Ostwald leads a rotating lineup that features talents such as clarinetist Anat Cohen, trombonist/vocalist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Ehud Asherie, drummer Marion Felder and more!

Eric Comstock - Birdland Jazz Club
March 30, 2019 - New York

Eric Comstock is as entertaining as he is musically savvy, and an acknowledged champion of the pop, jazz & saloon songbooks. He has performed and recorded with some of the world's finest musicians, including Andy Bey, Frank Wess, Peter Washington, Wycliffe Gordon, Matt Wilson, Ken Peplowski and Harry Allen. His most recent CD is "bitter/sweet", on which he appears with star guitarist Randy Napoleon. As a performer/commentator, he has appeared on PBS, CNN, BBC and Radio France.

Luc Moutin Trio - Rue-B Jazz
March 30, 2019 - New York

Luc Moutin Trio

Stew Cutler - 55 Bar
March 30, 2019 - New York

Laura Osnes - Birdland Jazz Club
March 30, 2019 - New York

Laura Osnes

New York Voices - Birdland Jazz Club
March 30, 2019 - New York

New York Voices

Eddie Bruce: Once in a Lifetime - Birdland Jazz Club
March 30, 2019 - New York

Eddie Bruce: Once in a Lifetime

Bill A. Jones --- Jazz - The Triad Theatre
March 30, 2019 - New York

Actor/singer Bill A. Jones who played Rod Remington on Fox TV's Glee - takes you on a musical journey that shines the spotlight on "The Great Gentlemen of Song." Songwriters Rogers and Hart, George and Ira Gershwin, Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse, Harry Woods, Bart Howard – and several iconic singers, are illuminated in this show. With special musical guest, Jazz pianist, Lenore Raphael and her trio. "… brings back all the fond memories of Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Bobby Darin and the other greats of that era. Jones is that good, and you do not want to miss him whenever and wherever he performs." –Don Grigware, BroadwayWorld.com

Mike Baggetta - Coney Island Baby
March 30, 2019 - New York

"NY Guitar poet Mike Baggetta's new recording with his potent trio veers daringly and compellingly from patient, elegiac freedom to searing, oozing sludge rock without the slightest hesitation or apology. One cannot resist its myriad charms. Cool!" -Nels Cline, Guitarist "Mike Baggetta makes stealthy, mysterious music … he's trying to do something personal with collective improvisation without ever getting in the way of beauty." -Ben Ratliff, New York Times

An Evening of Cuban Boleros & More Featuring Malena Burke - Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture Repertory Theater
March 30, 2019 - Bronx

Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture presents “An Evening of Cuban Boleros” – with the Cuban-born singer Malena Burke, the daughter of legendary Cuban songstress Elena Burke, who is joined by her own daughter, the Latin GRAMMY Award-winning pianist / vocalist / composer Lena Burke, on Saturday, March 30 at 7:30 PM in the Repertory Theater, 450 Grand Concourse in the Bronx Tickets are $25, with student tickets at $5, and can be purchased online at www.hostoscenter.org or by calling (718) 518-4455. The box office is open Monday to Friday, 1 PM to 4 PM and will be open two hours prior to performance. After making a cameo appearance last year on her daughter’s program at Hostos Center, Malena Burke is appearing in the title role by popular demand. Born in 1958 in Havana, Burke began her musical studies at various art schools when she was only eight years old and graduated from the Amadeo Roldán Conservatory with diplomas in violin, guitar, and musical writing. Malena Burke received her initial proposal to perform at the anniversary of the Casino Parisien, at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba, Havana's most distinguished hotel. She accepted and performed for the first time together wit... (read more)

Uptown Nights: Guthrie Ramsey’s Musiqology Presents Hide/Melt/Ghost - Harlem Stage
March 30, 2019 - New York

Pianist, composer, and professor Guthrie Ramsey brings his book, ‘Soundproof: Black Music, Magic and Racial Intimacies’, alive with an ensemble of musicians and poets that revisits music from the past through current styles like gospel, jazz, soul and hip-hop. This multi-media concert explores how enslaved African Americans used music as proof of their humanity, as a soundtrack for paranormal events like spirit possession and as a melting pot in which diverse African cultural groups became an African American people.

Elynn Diamond Presents MELBA MOORE IN CONCERT - Woodstock Playhouse
March 30, 2019 - Woodstock

Tony Award Winner and 4-time Grammy Nominee, Melba Moore, will be performing at the iconic Woodstock Playhouse on Saturday, March 30th. Join us for a spectacular night of R&B along with NBC's The Voice winner, Jermaine Paul, as a guest artist and a special 'Meet and Greet' with Melba Moore after the show. For more information: https://www.woodstockplayhouse.org/melbamoore

Stanley Jordan Trio - Iridium
Through March 30, 2019 - New York

In A Career That Took Flight In 1985 With Commercial And Critical Acclaim, Guitar Virtuoso Stanley Jordan Has Consistently Displayed A Chameleonic Musical Persona Of Openness, Imagination, Versatility And Maverick Daring. Be It Bold Reinventions Of Classical Masterpieces Or Soulful Explorations Through Pop-Rock Hits, To Blazing Straight Ahead Jazz Forays And Ultramodern Improvisational Works—Solo Or With A Group—Jordan Can Always Be Counted On To Take Listeners On Breathless Journeys Into The Unexpected.

Avishai Cohen Quartet - Jazz Standard
Through March 30, 2019 - New York

A year after his impressionistic, award–winning and critically–lauded ECM label debut Into The Silence, Avishai Cohen's Cross My Palm With Silver (ECM, 2017) introduced a program of new pieces and a level of adroit interplay that allowed the trumpeter to soar to new heights of expression. "Cohen is a mul­ticultural jazz musician, among whose ancestors is Miles Davis," wrote Ben Ratliff in The New York Times. "Like Davis, he can make the trumpet a vehicle for uttering the most poignant human cries." In addition to his growing body of work as a leader, Avishai Cohen has performed and recorded with sax­ophonist Mark Turner, French–Israeli pop singer Keren Ann, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the Indian tabla master Zakir Hussain.

Laura Osnes - Birdland
Through March 30, 2019 - New York

Birdland Theater is thrilled to announce that two-time Tony nominee, Laura Osnes will make her debut on the new stage for four exciting nights, Wednesday through Saturday, March 27 – 30 with shows at 7pm. "Repertoire Roulette" will be very special concerts in which the audience will literally draw song titles from a hat for Laura to perform on the spot! Perhaps the audience will hear snippets from Laura's beloved Broadway performances as Cinderella, Bonnie Parker, or Nellie Forbush! Or maybe, she will take the audience on a journey through her audition book…or hear songs from her dream roles! Laura will be joined by her talented, trusty music director Fred Lassen in this casual yet thrilling evening, as YOU choose your concert adventure in an entertaining game of "Repertoire Roulette!"

Nick Hempton Band - Smalls
March 31, 2019 - New York

Nick Hempton is an alto and tenor saxophonist, composer and bandleader producing new music in the modern/mainstream tradition. Calling New York home since 2004, he headlines clubs throughout the city, as well as concert halls and festivals around the world. Influenced by the greats of the instrument like Dexter Gordon, Sonny Stitt, Cannonball Adderley, etc, and informed by a youth misspent playing R&B and ska in his native Australia, Hempton's jazz is original, approachable, and always swinging. In demand as a sideman as well as a leader, Nick has performed with some of the top names in Jazz and popular music and has been featured on dozens of albums encompassing the full range of popular music styles. He has made numerous television and radio appearances, and has also developed an excellent reputation as a music educator, holding private lessons and masterclasses for school and mature-age students. The Nick Hempton Band was formed in 2005. As a group, they have played most of the major New York venues, and toured both regionally and internationally. Many years of collaboration have made the group a sharp, cohesive unit, and 2015 sees the release of their fourth studio album, Cat... (read more)

Ben Zweig Trio After-Hours - Smalls
March 31, 2019 - New York

Jazz drummer and educator, Ben Zweig, "is able to combine history with the current musical environment, making it sound fresh" (Don Sickler, Grammy winning producer). After moving to NYC in 2011, the 26 year old has accompanied an impressive array of jazz luminaries, including; Randy Weston, Johnny O'Neal, Larry Ridley, David Williams, Roy Hargrove, Deborah Davis, Joe Cohn, Champian Fulton, Jerry Dodgion, and Steve Nelson. Described by downbeat as "especially crisp and articulate," Zweig has presented his personalized drum sounds on tours throughout the continental US, Asia and Canada. He currently tours regularly with Ben Rosenblum's trio and leads a bi-weekly residency hosting the Sunday late night jam sessions at Smalls Jazz Club in NYC.

Jazz For Kids - Jazz Standard
March 31, 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.

Adam Larson Band - 55 Bar
March 31, 2019 - New York

Adam Larson...Saxophone Henry Hay...Keys Matt Clohesy...Bass Clarence Penn...Drums

Paul Jost - 55 Bar
March 31, 2019 - New York

Simple Life CD Release

Msm Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra - Birdland Jazz Club
March 31, 2019 - New York

MSM Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra

The Renee Manning Earl Mcintyre Septet - Birdland Jazz Club
March 31, 2019 - New York

The Renee Manning Earl McIntyre Septet

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - Birdland Jazz Club
March 31, 2019 - New York

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Queens Jazz Overground 2019 Spring Jazz Fest - Flushing Town Hall
March 31, 2019 - Flushing, Queens

A free, daylong series of jazz workshops and performances. This annual event highlights many renowned and emerging jazz instrumentalists and vocalists in Queens. The day will include performances by student jazz combos, jazz master classes, and middle school and high school bands. The evening will feature an exciting lineup of 6 professional Queens-based jazz ensembles.

Christopher Mcbrite - Minton's Playhouse
March 31, 2019 - New York

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 cogent.

Tunes at Thalia - Symphony Space
March 31, 2019 - New York

Join in and sing at Tunes at Thalia, part of the long-running open mics presented at Bar Thalia at Symphony Space, New York City. A full evening of Broadway showtunes, American Songbook favorites, jazz standards, and more awaits you! Bring the song you love to sing or try out that new piece you've been working on. Hostess Arianna Armon (the "Bel Canto and Can Belto" coloratura soprano from The Buxton Gilbert & Sullivan Festival, New York's Second Act Series, and Ponycon's "Lady Aria") will be on mic to guide singers and performers throughout the evening

Queens Jazz Overground 2019 Spring Jazz Fest - Flushing Town Hall
March 31, 2019 - Flushing

The Queens Jazz OverGround, a collective that promotes jazz performance and education in the borough of Queens, will present our 2019 Spring Jazz Fest, a free, daylong series of jazz workshops and performances. The annual event highlights the talents of the many renowned and emerging jazz instrumentalists & vocalists in the borough of Queens. The day will include performances by student jazz combos, jazz master classes open to all students and aspiring performers, and middle school and high school student bands. The evening will feature an exciting lineup of six professional Queens-based jazz ensembles. Audiences are welcome at all workshops and performances, which are free and open to the public

Kelly Green Trio - Fine & Rare
March 31, 2019 - New York

Performance by Kelly Green Trio

Big Red Fest: A Celebration of Women - Bowery Poetry Club
March 31, 2019 - New York

In honor of Women’s History Month, New York-based trio, Dirty Mae, invite everyone to their first annual Big Red Festival on Sunday, March 31 at 2pm. The festival will take place at the Bowery Poetry Club and features an all-female lineup of artists performing live music, spoken word, comedy, and more. All proceeds will be donated to survivors of domestic violence and sex trafficking. The event will kick off with a women’s march led by the Hungry March Band starting at Washington Square Park and will end at the Bowery Poetry Club. Big Red Festival takes its name from Dirty Mae’s upcoming new single, “Big Red,” a feminist retelling of Little Red Riding Hood that finds its protagonist all grown up in a world where the divine energy of the feminine is celebrated. The new single – the first since the band’s debut self-titled EP – is set for release on March 29. Join us at 1pm for the march from Washington Square Park Arch to Bowery Poetry Club, or just come meet us at BPC for the celebration at 3pm! This is a non-profit event with all proceeds going towards survivors of domestic violence and sex trafficking. Can't attend, but want to make a difference? You can! Just follow th... (read more)

Avishai Cohen Quartet - Jazz Standard
March 31, 2019 - New York

A year after his impressionistic, award–winning and critically–lauded ECM label debut Into The Silence, Avishai Cohen's Cross My Palm With Silver (ECM, 2017) introduced a program of new pieces and a level of adroit interplay that allowed the trumpeter to soar to new heights of expression. "Cohen is a mul­ticultural jazz musician, among whose ancestors is Miles Davis," wrote Ben Ratliff in The New York Times. "Like Davis, he can make the trumpet a vehicle for uttering the most poignant human cries." In addition to his growing body of work as a leader, Avishai Cohen has performed and recorded with sax­ophonist Mark Turner, French–Israeli pop singer Keren Ann, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the Indian tabla master Zakir Hussain. Avishai Cohen – trumpet Fabian Almazan – piano Barak Mori – bass Ziv Ravitz – drums

Avishai Cohen Quartet - Jazz Standard
Through March 31, 2019 - New York

A year after his impressionistic, award–winning and critically–lauded ECM label debut Into The Silence, Avishai Cohen's Cross My Palm With Silver (ECM, 2017) introduced a program of new pieces and a level of adroit interplay that allowed the trumpeter to soar to new heights of expression. "Cohen is a mul­ticultural jazz musician, among whose ancestors is Miles Davis," wrote Ben Ratliff in The New York Times. "Like Davis, he can make the trumpet a vehicle for uttering the most poignant human cries." In addition to his growing body of work as a leader, Avishai Cohen has performed and recorded with sax­ophonist Mark Turner, French–Israeli pop singer Keren Ann, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the Indian tabla master Zakir Hussain. Avishai Cohen – trumpet Fabian Almazan – piano Barak Mori – bass Ziv Ravitz – drums

Bobby McFerrin & Gimme5 w Joey Blake, Dave Worm, Judi Vinar & Rhiannon - Blue Note
Through March 31, 2019 - New York

Bobby McFerrin Joey Blake Dave Worm Judi Vinar Rhiannon The ever-surprising vocal virtuoso Bobby McFerrin is excited to present his new group Gimme5 with audiences around the world. From his trailblazing solo a cappella performances to his inspired collaborations with Chick Corea and Yo-Yo Ma, his iconic global No. 1 hit "Don't Worry, Be Happy" and his work conducting top-tier orchestras, McFerrin's calling has always been to connect people through the unlimited possibilities of music. Or, as the Los Angeles Times put it, "Bobby McFerrin's greatest gift to his audience may be changing them from spectators into celebrants and transforming a concert hall into a playground, a village center, a joyous space."

Broken Shadows - Village Vanguard
Through March 31, 2019 - New York

Tim Berne (alto sax) Chris Speed (tenor sax) Reid Anderson (bass) Dave King (drums) Named for one of Ornette Coleman's most evocative compositions, this all-star project honors the Coleman legacy along with the music of Coleman's fellow Fort Worth native reed players Dewey Redman and Julius Hemphill, featuring the wildly inventive saxophonists Tim Berne and Chris Speed, and the Bad Plus rhythm section of bassist Reid Anderson and drummer Dave King. —

Melvin Vines & The Harlem Jazz Machine - Paris Blues
Through April 01, 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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