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Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend - November 17-November 19

November 13, 2017 - by CG Directory Editor
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Want to enjoy some sultry music in New York City? 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, inlcuding the likes of B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, the Jazz Standard, and Terra Blues.

Todd Coolman, David Hazeltine & Peter Bernstein - Mezzrow
November 17, 2017 - New York

Artists: Todd Coolman (Bass), David Hazeltine (Piano), Peter Bernstein (Guitar) Veteran bassist Todd Coolman has engaged a high-power trio that features pianist David Hazeltine and guitarist Peter Bernstein. Join them for an evening of swinging trio.

Steve Ash -afterhours - Mezzrow
November 17, 2017 - New York

K2 Lounge - Rubin Museum
November 17, 2017 - New York

Cocktails, art, and music make a heady mix at K2 Friday Nights. Café Serai becomes the K2 Lounge, offering a special pan-Asian tapas menu to accompany the evening's DJ. Happy Hour runs from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a two-for-one special on all beer, wine, and well drinks. Coming with friends? Click here to learn about group reservations. Tastefully fusing genres ranging from hip-hop to dancehall to house to R&B, DJ ShiShi injects an unmistakable sense of style into each one of his sets. He has played in venues across New York City and always looks to create an inclusive vibe that brings his listeners closer to one another.

Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia - 92Y
November 17, 2017 - New York

Internationally acclaimed Indian flutist Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia is one of the greatest living Hindustani classical musicians and a distinguished master of the bansuri — a North Indian bamboo flute. He is known for his outstanding contribution in popularizing Indian classical music all over the world. He has performed alongside Indian luminaries such as Zakir Hussain and Skivkumar Sharma and has won acclaim internationally from Western musicians such as Yehudi Menuhin, John McLaughlin and Jean-Pierre Rampal. Pt. Chaurasia performed at World Music Institute's very first concert in 1985, the Festival of India. In addition to his performance and compositions, Pt. Chaurasia also plays the role of a dedicated guru and teacher. He teaches music at the Rotterdam Music Conservatory, where he is the Artistic Director of the Indian Music Department.

Shannon SöDerlund - Pete's Candy Store
November 17, 2017 - Brooklyn

With driving guitar riffs and punchy rhythms reminiscent of the late 90's, Shannon Söderlund's anthemic music is influenced by the soulfulness of gospel music and the spontaneity of jazz, resulting in a sound that is at once bright, clear, and deep. Her songwriting captures the complexities of life — the highs, the lows, the trials and the joys — while indulging in head-bobbing grooves and infectious lyrics that get lips smiling and toes tapping.

Tim O'Brien - Rubin Museum
November 17, 2017 - New York

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tim O'Brien, grew up singing in church and after seeing Doc Watson on TV, became a lifelong devotee of old time and bluegrass music. Over the years, he has released fifteen solo albums, as well as collaborations with his sister Mollie O'Brien, songwriter Darrell Scott, and noted old time musician Dirk Powell. His newest release, Where the River Meets the Road, features songs from his native West Virginia; bluegrass and Americana covers from songwriters Hazel Dickens, Billy Edd Wheeler, and Bill Withers; and heartfelt autobiographical originals.

Max Caddy - Sidewalk
November 17, 2017 - New York

Indie / blues / acoustic duo

Josiah Boornazian- Jazz - Silvana
November 17, 2017 - New York

Josiah Boornazian is an award-winning saxophonist, composer, and educator currently active in Miami, Washington state, California, and New York City. As a recording artist, Josiah is featured on multiple studio and live albums as a leader, sideman, and collaborator. Releases as a leader include Intersection (2010) and Josiah Boornazian Quartet: Live at City College (2013), which feature Josiah's original compositions. Josiah is also prominently featured as a composer, improviser, and performer on the highly collaborative A Dark and Stormy Day (Fresh Sound Records, 2016), an album with Italian pianist Alessandro Fadini.

Cailin - Singer Songwriter - Silvana
November 17, 2017 - New York

Singer-Songwriter CAILIN is thrilled to return to NYC after spending the past year in Nashville

Neotolia - World / Jazz - Silvana
November 17, 2017 - New York

Neotolia is a Boston based 5-piece world/jazz music band that draws inspiration from Western music and Middle eastern traditions.

Darlingtyn - Folk / Americana / Acoustic Roots - Silvana
November 17, 2017 - New York

Mixing deeply personal lyrics, vocal harmonies, and a modern take on traditional folk, Darlingtyn brings a unique sound to the Americana scene.

Glass Festival: nyuo2 - New York University
November 17, 2017 - New York

David Byrne: The Forest Philip Glass: Symphony No. 1, "Low

Tanya Moberly: The Mark Janas Show - Don't Tell Mama
November 17, 2017 - New York

Actor Therapy: Amy Button - Don't Tell Mama
November 17, 2017 - New York

Amy Button invites you along for a night of song, dance, and everything in-between. From the classics of Loesser and R&H, to Stevie Wonder, Pink, Meghan Trainor (and a holiday tune or two!), Amy won't miss a beat-or a decade. The perfect treat to kick off your holiday season! Amy is ecstatic to be singing on the Don't Tell Mama's stage for the second time this year! Most recently, Amy was seen in the ensemble of Ethan Carlson's new work, Her Sound, which premiered at DTM this past June. Amy has also recently danced around the country in the ensemble of Andrew Lloyd Webber's North American Tour of The Wizard of Oz. Other credits include: Into the Woods (Little Red Ridinghood), BatBoy (Shelley), 110 in the Shade (Snookie), and The Pajama Game (Mae). Proud OCU grad! Amy would like to thank ATB Talent for all they do and she'd like to dedicate this performance to Mom, Dad, Jeff, and George.

Gato Libre - IBeam Brooklyn
November 17, 2017 - Brooklyn

Kappa Maki – trumpet Neko Jaras – trombone Satoko Fujii – accordion

Gato Libre featuring Satoko Fujii - IBeam Brooklyn
November 17, 2017 - Brooklyn

Gato Libre Kappa Maki – trumpet Neko Jaras – trombone Satoko Fujii – accordion

The Birdland Big Band - Birdland
November 17, 2017 - New York

The Birdland Big Band 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!"

Charles Whitehead, Piano - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
November 18, 2017 - New York

Performers Charles Whitehead, Piano

RBA Presents: Rebetiki Istoria: Rebetika Music of Greece - Roulette
November 18, 2017 - Brooklyn

Rebetiki Istoria ("rebetika history") is a leading traditional group from Athens specializing in early-style rebetika, one of the oldest genres of Greek urban popular song. Often called "the Greek blues," the music expresses the hardship and joys of everyday life and deals with such subjects as unrequited love, economic hardship, and repatriation. At times rebetika was censored and its musicians ostracized; at other times, it was lauded as the greatest expression of Greek music and culture. For 35 years, Rebetiki Istoria has been instrumental in the rebetiko revival, producing authentic and compelling rebetika songs reminiscent of the earliest stars. Its extensive repertoire includes popular songs from Markos Vamvakaris, Vassilis Tsitsanis and Ioannis Papaioannou, little-known gems, and traditional improvisational amanes. The ensemble features bouzouki, baglama, guitar and voice and is led by its founder, the renowned Pavlos Vassiliou.

LPR Presents at Nublu: Sameer Gupta: 'A Circle Has No Beginning' - (Le) Poisson Rouge
November 18, 2017 - New York

Sameer Gupta is known as one of the few percussionists simultaneously representing the traditions of American jazz on drumset, and Indian classical music on tabla. His own interests and love of tabla brought him to the great tabla maestro Pt Anindo Chatterjee, of whom he is now a dedicated disciple, though his first few years were spent under the guidance of Ustad Zakir Hussain. Sameer is also a co-founder and an Artistic Director of the non-profit collective Brooklyn Raga Massive. After graduating with a music performance BA, Gupta worked and taught in the Bay Area for 10 years as a jazz drummer, and later also as a classical Indian tabla player. Today he lives in Brooklyn, NYC and is actively involved in performing and teaching through various institutions including Brooklyn Raga Massive, Carnegie Hall's Global Encounters and Ragas Live Festival. Gupta has held workshops on Indian music and cross over drumming styles, at The Jazzschool in Berkeley, California and Berklee College of Music in Boston. His influences range from Elvin Jones and Tony Williams to Ustad Allah Rakha and Pandit Anindo Chatterjee. He has had the pleasure to play with many great musicians including Falu Sha... (read more)

The Bobby Lewis Ensemble 20th Anniversary Concert - City College Center for the Arts
November 18, 2017 - New York City

Steve Ash -afterhours - Mezzrow
November 18, 2017 - New York

Jazz Concert Series - Brownsville Heritage House
November 18, 2017 - Brooklyn

The Wade Barnes/Patricia Deans Tribute Band "The Word on the Street Ensemble" Featuring Roy Merriwether, Piano/Leader: Bill Saxton, Saxophone;; Alex Grassel, Bass; Phillip Harper, Trumpet and Dave Gibson, Drums

MARK FARINA (MUSHROOM JAZZ SET) - Brooklyn Bowl
November 18, 2017 - Brooklyn

Jazz Discovery Day - Bloomingdale School of Music
November 18, 2017 - New York

Come play with our Jazz Combo at Jazz Discovery Day Open Workshop. ALL instruments, ages, and abilities welcome! No prior experience or knowledge required.

Veronica Swift - Birdland
November 18, 2017 - New York

At just 22 years of age Veronica Swift is being recognized as one of the top young singers in jazz. The child of jazz vocalist Stephanie Nakasian and the late bebop pianist Hod O'Brien, Veronica has already appeared at Lincoln Center, Telluride Jazz Festival, Blues Alley, The Jazz Cruise, and Birdland, performing with Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross, Esperanza Spalding, Joe Lovano, Bob Dorough, Paquito d'Rivera, and other established jazz artists. Veronica's recent CD, "Lonely Woman," features some of the hottest young jazz players on the scene including Emmet Cohen and Benny Benack III.

Todd Coolman, David Hazeltine & Peter Bernstein. - Mezzrow
November 18, 2017 - New York

Artists: Todd Coolman (Bass), David Hazeltine (Piano), Peter Bernstein (Guitar) Veteran bassist Todd Coolman has engaged a high-power trio that features pianist David Hazeltine and guitarist Peter Bernstein. Join them for an evening of swinging trio.

An Evening w/ Robyn Hitchcock - City Winery
November 18, 2017 - New York

Described by its creator as "an ecstatic work of negativity," ROBYN HITCHCOCK instantly stands among the most energized and ambitious recordings of the iconic troubadour's long career. Hitchcock's 21st studio recording and first-ever eponymous release, the album sees him casting familiar shapes into surprising new forms, the sci-fi fueled sounds and visions that first stimulated his work now ribboned with experience and hard-earned wisdom. Spanning dystopic psychedelia ("Mad Shelley's Letterbox," "Time Coast"), inspired folk baroque ("Raymond and the Wires," "1970 In Aspic"), even rambunctious liver-fried country ("I Pray When I'm Drunk"), ROBYN HITCHCOCK marks both a masterful new chapter and ideal entry point into Hitchcock's wildly brilliant oeuvre. "It's 'Introducing Robyn Hitchcock,'" he says. "Think of me as a new act – I'm only 63. People always ask me, where should I start listening to your records? I'm a train with many carriages. I thought, I'll just make this record and if people like this one, then they'll probably like the others. If they don't, it's not worth them listening to any of them, really. "

The Whistling Girl - Irish Arts Center
Through November 18, 2017 - New York

Dublin-based composer and musician Trevor Knight and singer/actor Honor Heffernan bring their reimagining of the work of Dorothy Parker to Irish Arts Center this fall. Embracing dirty-cabaret, electronic-vaudeville, rock, and jazz, Knight's arrangements lend a vital theatricality to Parker's sardonic verse. He, Heffernan, and their full band channel the spirit of an American literary icon during Parker's years of notoriety in New York.

Rian Keating: There Is A Time: Songs Of Love And Life - Don't Tell Mama
Through November 18, 2017 - New York

Diane Schuur - Birdland
Through November 18, 2017 - New York

Joel Frahm (saxophone) Willie Jones III (drums) Roger Hines (bass) One of the premier vocalists in jazz, Seattle native Diane Schuur -- nicknamed "Deedles" since the 1984 recording of the same name featuring saxophone icon Stan Getz -- has won two Grammy Awards and headlined the most prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall and The White House. She has also collaborated, toured and/or recorded with Quincy Jones, BB King, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder and Barry Manilow among many others. For this engagement, Deedles will perform material from her recent CD, "I Remember You: With Love to Stan and Frank," a tribute to her mentors Stan Getz and Frank Sinatra.

Late Night Dance Session: Nate Sparks Big Band - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
Through November 18, 2017 - New York

Tuesday-Saturday evenings, doors open at 11:15pm for Late Night Sessions featuring some of the most talented emerging artists in jazz. There are no reservations for Late Night Sessions - just swing by! This month, Thursday and Saturday evenings will be hosted by Julian Lee.

Family Concert: Who Is Benny Goodman? - Rose Theater
Through November 18, 2017 - Columbus Circle

In this hour-long Jazz for Young People concert, families will laugh, learn, and "Sing, Sing, Sing" with the "King of Swing," Benny Goodman. Through live musical performances and entertaining storytelling, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will share Goodman's joyful music and inspiring story. One of 12 children born on Chicago's west side to poor Jewish immigrants, Benny went on to become the groundbreaking bandleader who formed the first publicly recognized racially integrated jazz bands and brought them to the country's most hallowed venues — a full decade before Jackie Robinson integrated baseball. JLCO saxophonist and clarinetist Victor Goines will host the event and teach audience members how Goodman created his irresistible musical magic. Children will enjoy timeless hits like "Sing, Sing, Sing," "Let's Dance," and "Bugle Call Rag," and adults will learn a thing or two as well. Join our family! Subscribe today by purchasing three or more concerts to our 2017–18 season and receive priority seating, free ticket exchanges and discounts. Or become a member to receive benefits, invitations, and more throughout the season, starting at $75.

John Merrill & Friends 'After-hours' - Mezzrow
November 19, 2017 - New York

Artists: John Merrill (Guitar), Adrian Cunningham (Tenor Sax), Joseph Lepore (Bass) Guitarist John Merrill hosts the after-hours with his invited guests.

Kathy Jenkins Broadway Jazzed! CD Release Party - Club Bonafide
November 19, 2017 - New York

New Album Featuring KATHY JENKINS and New York World-Class Musicians Brought to you by YARON GERSHOVSKY Musical Director of The Manhattan Transfer Vocalist Kathy Jenkins "I'm Way Ahead" Broadway Jazzed SHOW features pianist arranger Yaron Gershovsky, Musical Director for The Manhattan Transfer with bassist Boris Kozlovand other top New York City musicians. You'll hear exciting original arrangements of Broadway show tunes and Jazz Standards. "Kathy Jenkins is an amazing singer with an incredibly warm, expressive and beautiful voice. She brings a uniqueness to each song with that special quality that is simply breathtaking! What a privilege to be associated with this wonderful project!"— Yaron Gershovsky, Producer "Kathy Jenkins possesses one of those voices that literally sends chills up and down your spine! The first time she sang in the studio for her new album 'I'm Way Ahead,'I knew it was going to be a very special session. She delivers 200% on beautiful arrangements of classic American songs. Get ready for some goosebumps! — Dave Darlington Bass Recording Hits, NYC

Blue Iris - Pete's Candy Store
November 19, 2017 - Brooklyn

Neo-Folk singer songwriter, Iris Garrison-Driscoll, plays her original sunny sad tunes with her fave man Aidan Boardman on the bass and guitar.

Reverend Codger - Singer / Songwriter - Silvana
November 19, 2017 - New York

Neil Murphy is a singer-songwriter guitarist based in New York City who has been chronicling his personal foibles, obsessions and observations for audiences for years. He has recently taken to performing as Reverend Codger and will be appearing as such at Silvana this evening.

Dean Benner: Night Time Man - Don't Tell Mama
November 19, 2017 - New York

Marcus Simeone & Sean Harkness: Blue - Don't Tell Mama
November 19, 2017 - New York

Jerry Costanzo And His Gotham City Swingers - SWING 46
November 19, 2017 - New York

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - Birdland
November 19, 2017 - New York

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra 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 http://www.npr.org/2015/08/12/431549038/first-listen-arturo-o-farrill-cuba-the-conversation-conti... (read more)

Manhattan Bridges Orchestra featuring Memo & Jacquelene - Birdland
November 19, 2017 - New York

Manhattan Bridges Orchestra featuring Memo & Jacquelene Acevedo We are family! Memo Acevedo & his daughter Jacquelene Acevedo have been making a buzz internationally and we're excited to have them with their 10 piece Manhattan Bridges Orchestra aka MBO at Birdland November 19th featuring Brazilian guests, Chico Pinheiro and Liz Rosa. What a treat to hear blood on blood, which harkens to the call-and-response that is the heart of Rumba. On drumset, Memo illustrates the community underscoring the diversity of Latin styles wrapped with Jazz elements of Be Bop; something he calls 'Global Jazz'. Even if you don't know the difference between Samba, Songo and Cumbia, Memo, Jacquelene and their associates are going to have you feeling it in no time flat. Born in Colombia, a sort of middle ground in Latin Music, Memo Acevedo is highly regarded in the fields of Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music, having received (among numerous awards) one from the Cuban Ministry of Culture in Havana (2014) An award winning educator, Memo can swing his jazz Tentet with the same effortless mastery as he rings the bell in the Mambo shout-chorus—either way gets things moving! Accordingly, he's appeared on a l... (read more)

Sharon K. Janda: If Not Now, When? - Don't Tell Mama
Through November 19, 2017 - New York

Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band: West Side Story at 60 Reimagined - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
Through November 19, 2017 - New York

Percussionist, composer, educator, and multi-Grammy Award nominee Bobby Sanabria has been a staple of the Latin jazz community for over 30 years. On this special weekend during Puerto Rican heritage month, we celebrate Sanabria's birthday with some great music! A recipient of countless awards and grants, Sanabria has played with such legends as Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, and Mario Bauza, and he has been featured on numerous film soundtracks. Tonight, Sanabria will be leading the big band from his recent album, Multiverse, which was nominated for two Grammy Awards. The performance will feature new takes on the music from Leonard Bernstein's timeless Broadway masterpiece, West Side Story, which fused progressive big band jazz, lyric opera, modern dance, and Latin rhythms into a revolutionary musical experience that Sanabria will bring to life in a brand new fashion. Reserve a seat, but be prepared to move!

Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band: West Side Story at 60 Reimagined - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
Through November 19, 2017 - New York

Percussionist, composer, educator, and multi-Grammy Award nominee Bobby Sanabria has been a staple of the Latin jazz community for over 30 years. On this special weekend during Puerto Rican heritage month, we celebrate Sanabria's birthday with some great music! A recipient of countless awards and grants, Sanabria has played with such legends as Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, and Mario Bauza, and he has been featured on numerous film soundtracks. Tonight, Sanabria will be leading the big band from his recent album, Multiverse, which was nominated for two Grammy Awards. The performance will feature new takes on the music from Leonard Bernstein's timeless Broadway masterpiece, West Side Story, which fused progressive big band jazz, lyric opera, modern dance, and Latin rhythms into a revolutionary musical experience that Sanabria will bring to life in a brand new fashion. Reserve a seat, but be prepared to move!

Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band: West Side Story at 60 Reimagined - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
Through November 19, 2017 - New York

With music director and percussionist Bobby Sanabria Percussionist, composer, educator, and multi-Grammy Award nominee Bobby Sanabria has been a staple of the Latin jazz community for over 30 years. On this special weekend during Puerto Rican heritage month, we celebrate Sanabria's birthday with some great music! A recipient of countless awards and grants, Sanabria has played with such legends as Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, and Mario Bauza, and he has been featured on numerous film soundtracks. Tonight, Sanabria will be leading the big band from his recent album, Multiverse, which was nominated for two Grammy Awards. The performance will feature new takes on the music from Leonard Bernstein's timeless Broadway masterpiece, West Side Story, which fused progressive big band jazz, lyric opera, modern dance, and Latin rhythms into a revolutionary musical experience that Sanabria will bring to life in a brand new fashion. Reserve a seat, but be prepared to move!

Richard Sacher - Don't Tell Mama
Through November 19, 2017 - New York

Stanley Clarke Band - Blue Note
Through November 19, 2017 - New York

Bassist Stanley Clarke was barely out of his teens when he exploded into the jazz world in 1971. Fresh out of the Philadelphia Academy of Music, he arrived in New York City and immediately landed jobs with famous bandleaders such as Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Pharaoh Saunders, Gil Evans, Stan Getz and a budding young pianist-composer named Chick Corea. All of these musicians immediately recognized Clarke's ferocious dexterity and complete musicality on the acoustic bass. Not only was he an expert at crafting bass lines and functioning as a timekeeper – in keeping with his instrument's traditional role – but the young prodigy also possessed a sense of lyricism and melody distilled from his bass heroes Charles Mingus, Scott LaFaro and others, as well as non-bass players like John Coltrane. Clarke envisioned the bass as a viable, melodic solo instrument positioned at the front of the stage rather than in a background role, and he was uniquely qualified to take it there. The vision became a reality when Clarke and Corea formed the seminal electric jazz/fusion band Return To Forever. RTF was a showcase for each of the quartet's strong musical p... (read more)

Frank Catalano and Jimmy Chamberlin - Iridium
Through November 19, 2017 - NY

Saxophone Virtuoso Frank Catalano and Smashing Pumpkins' Drum Master Jimmy Chamberlin Return to the Iridium on November 19 for a Not-To-Be-Missed Intimate Concert and Live Recording. Frank and Jimmy Became Friends Almost 20 Years Ago and They Bring a Unique Pedigree and Special Style to the Bandstand. Their Love for Music Is Palpable Every Time They Perform Live as Well as on Numerous Grammy-Award Winning and Nominated Recordings. Since Their #1 Chart-Topping Debut Album Love Supreme Collective, Frank and Jimmy Have Toured the Us, Japan, and Europe, Maintained an Ambitious Recording Schedule, and Appeared on Numerous Radio and Television Programs Including an Hour-Long Pbs Special. Both 2015's God's Gonna Cut You Downand 2016's Bye Bye Blackbird, Featuring Saxophone Legend David Sanborn, Were Best-Sellers on the Itunes and Billboard Charts and Critics' Picks for Huffington Post, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Jazz Hot, and Downbeat. in 2017 and 2018, Frank and Jimmy Will Release a Live Trilogy of Albums Recorded in Tokyo, New York, and Chicago, Featuring Original Compositions, Jazz Standards, and New Interpretations of Songs by Kraftwerk, 2pac, and New Order. Pre-Orders Are Availa... (read more)

Kathy Jenkins Broadway Jazzed! CD Release Party - Club Bonafide
Through November 19, 2017 - New York

New Album Featuring Kathy Jenkins and New York World-Class Musicians Brought to You by Yaron Gershovsky Musical Director of the Manhattan Transfer Vocalist Kathy Jenkins "I'm Way Ahead" Broadway Jazzed Show Features Pianist Arranger Yaron Gershovsky, Musical Director for the Manhattan Transfer with Bassist Boris Kozlovand Other Top New York City Musicians. You'll Hear Exciting Original Arrangements of Broadway Show Tunes and Jazz Standards. "Kathy Jenkins Is an Amazing Singer with an Incredibly Warm, Expressive and Beautiful Voice. She Brings a Uniqueness to Each Song with That Special Quality That Is Simply Breathtaking! What a Privilege to Be Associated with This Wonderful Project!"— Yaron Gershovsky, Producer "Kathy Jenkins Possesses One of Those Voices That Literally Sends Chills up and down Your Spine! the First Time She Sang in the Studio for Her New Album 'I'm Way Ahead,'I Knew It Was Going to Be a Very Special Session. She Delivers 200% on Beautiful Arrangements of Classic American Songs. Get Ready for Some Goosebumps! — Dave Darlington Bass Recording Hits, Nyc

Swingadelic - SWING 46
Through November 20, 2017 - New York

Adam Ben Ezra - Iridium
Through November 20, 2017 - NY

Double-Bass Phenomenon, Multi-Instrumentalist and Online Sensation Adam Ben Ezra; a Man Seemingly on a Mission to Bring His Instrument from Its Status as a Background Note to the Dominant Front-Presence It Deserves. for the past Few Years Adam Has Been Pushing His Craft in New, Exciting Directions and Carving out a Unique Spot for Himself in Today's International Musical Landscape, with Both His Virtuosity and Musicianship Earning Him Great Success Along the Way. with More Than Ten Million Hits on Youtube and a Strong Following on All Social Media Platforms, It Is Clear Adam Is a Bonafide Star in the Internet World. However, His Success Is Certainly Not Limited to the Web, Having Performed Around the Globe and Shared Stages with Some of the World's Fusion Giants – Including Pat Metheny, Victor Wooten and Richard Bona – over the Last Few Years. the Term "Multi-Instrumentalist" Is Often Overused but in This Case It Couldn't Be More Fitting; Adam Began Playing the Violin at Age Five and Picked up the Guitar at Age Nine. over the Years He Has Added the Piano, Clarinet, Oud, Flute and Even Beatbox to His Arsenal, Largely Teaching Himself Each Time. However, It Was an Introduction to t... (read more)

Ai Kuwabara & Akira Yamada - Club Bonafide
Through November 20, 2017 - New York

Ai Kuwabara ( Pianist / Composer ) Active Since Her Early Years, Winning Many Awards Including Gold Medals at the All-Japan Yamaha Electone Concours. Featured in Aera Magazine as "Genius Electone Girl." in May 2012, Self-Produced Her First Album "from Here to There," Then Added Bonus Tracks and Re-Released It the Following November Through Ewe Records for a National Debut. Released in April 2013, Her Second Album, "the Sixth Sense," Reached Number One on the Tower Records Jazz Chart (Japan). She Won the First Prize at Montreux Jazz Solo Piano Competition in Kawasaki 2014 in November 2014, and Appered on Montreux Jazz Solo Piano Competition in Switzerland. 5th Album " Ai Kuwabara with Steve Gadd & Will Lee ?Somehow, Someday, Somewhere?" Was Released in Feb 2017. Piano & Drums Duo Album " Ai Kuwabara ×Shun Ishiwaka?Dear Family?Including an Opening Theme of Tv Program?Saturday Station / Sunday Station?Will Release in Nov 2017.

Marcus Strickland's Twi-Life & Friends - Monthly Fall Residency - Blue Note
Through November 20, 2017 - New York

"It all started as a hobby", Marcus Strickland says of his beat making. "It was what I did after playing sets with Roy Haynes or Jeff 'Tain' Watts" or on a break between practicing saxophone etudes. It started separately, and naturally became one with my voice as a composer and saxophonist." Marcus Strickland's debut Blue Note/ Revive Records release Nihil Novi (Latin for Nothing New) is about our relationship with time: how many things in the world can seem new, but are actually cyclical occurrences or developments from where the past left us off. From 2 Live Crew to Twerking, and Rodney King to Eric Garner, be careful what you call new. The multi reedist/ beatmaker made this record with a strong and inspiring urgency that is inclusive of, yet not exclusively from his jazz roots. "A musician does not grow from forcing themselves into a vacuum. Genres eventually cross pollinate, making our ability to be in the present more relevant than the original given terms. Creativity does not stay within lanes, it feeds off of its surroundings." However, Strickland has a deep rooted respect and admiration for his predecessors, and it shows in his music. "One great tool that we ha... (read more)

Yotam Silberstein Quartet Featuring John Patitucci - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
Through November 21, 2017 - New York

With Guitarist Yotam Silberstein, Pianist Glenn Zaleski, Bassist John Patitucci, and Drummer Daniel Dor Tel Aviv-Born Guitarist Yotam Silberstein Had Already Won the Coveted "Israeli Jazz Player of the Year" Title at the Age of 21. Soon After, He Performed at Italy's Renowned Umbria Jazz Festival, Released a Critically Acclaimed Debut Album, and Set out on an Extensive Tour of Europe and the Middle East. upon Receiving a Scholarship to Attend the New School in 2005, Silberstein Moved to New York City and Has Since Performed with Such Luminaries as James Moody, the Heath Brothers, and Paquito D'Rivera. It's Notoriously Challenging for a Jazz Guitarist to Climb the Ranks like Silberstein, and It Speaks to a High and Multifaceted Level of Artistry to Earn Such Acclaim at This Speed. Don't Miss His Anticipated Return to Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola! Did You Know? Members Get a Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola Discount of $20 off Two Covers, Mon–Wed. Become a Member.

First Ladies of Jazz & Bluesthe Music of Etta James, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone & More - Club Bonafide
Through November 23, 2017 - New York

Jazz & Blues has not one queen but three, and impassioned vocalist Emilie Surtees will pay homage to all of them in a Etta James, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone & More tribute concert. From scat to breathy ballads, "First Lady of Song" Billie Holiday could do it all while Etta James is considered one of the greatest blues singers who ever lived. And Nina Simone lit the world on fire with a vibrato that stirred souls and moved mountains. Hear some of this Holy Trinity's greatest hits as Surtees interprets them with conviction at Club Bonafide in New York.

The Best of Motown - Club Bonafide
Through November 24, 2017 - New York

The Best of Motown Papa J. & Mo' Soul Feat. Carla Scott Featuring some of New York City's finest musicians, the R&B tribute band Soul Infinity fuses together blues, funk and soul to bring back the sweet sounds of the 1960s and '70s. The group is headed to the Amazing Club Bonafide for The Best of Motown, in which they'll showcase their skills on the artists of the legendary Detroit label. From Marvin Gaye to Al Green, Otis Redding to Bobby Womack, you'll hear all the hits that you know and love during this concert that will get you on your feet.

Brazilian Jazz & Flamenco Feat. Barbara Martinez - Club Bonafide
Through November 25, 2017 - New York

Venezuela-Born and New York City-Raised Singer-Dancer Barbara Martinez Is a Flamenco Artist with Serious Chops. the Philadelphia Inquirer Called Her Voice "Achingly Beautiful" and the New York Times Said She Makes "Something Fresh of the Latino Style." Martinez Has Danced with the Metropolitan Opera in Shows like Carmen and La Traviata, and Recently Appeared in the Documentary Sobre Las Olas — a Story of Flamenco in the U.S. Now, This Passionate Entertainer Is Coming to the Stage at Club Bonafide in New York City.

98° at Christmas - The Theatre at Westbury
Through November 26, 2017 - Westbury

98° Have Made Their Christmas Plans for This Year. the Vocal Quartet Comprised of Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons Who Are Renowned for Signature R&B-Tinged, Four-Part Harmonies Will Release Let It Snow, Their New Christmas Album on October 13, 2017 via Ume. It Is Their First New Album in 4 Years and a Follow-Up 18 Years in the Making to the Now Classic and Platinum Certified Album This Christmas. Concert Goers Can Expect a High-Energy 98° Show Featuring Holiday Songs from Their New Album, as Well as Their Beloved Hits. This Performance Will Be Played in the Half Round, the Stage Will Not Rotate. This Performance Will Be Played to Sections B,C,D,E,F and G, Sections B and G Are Side Partial Obstructed View. No Seat in the Theatre Is More Than Sixty Feet from the Stage. Everyone Needs a Ticket Regardless of Age. Interested in Vip Membership and Premium Seating for Our Events? for Information Please Call 516-247-5211 Members Get the Best Seats!. Pegged as One of the Original Boy Bands of the Late 1990's and Known for Their Authentic Vocal Harmonizing, Grammy-Nominated 98 Degrees Were Never Just an Ordinary Pop Group. Unlike Most Boy Bands of the Time, the... (read more)

Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
Through November 27, 2017 - New York

With Conductor Bobby Sanabria the Manhattan School of Music Has Long Been a Fixture of the New York Music Scene and Prides Itself as One of the First Conservatories in the United States to Acknowledge the Prime Importance of Jazz as an Art Form. the Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, Led by Multi-Grammy Award Nominee Bobby Sanabria, Boasts Two Separate Latin Grammy Award Nominations, an Exceptional Accomplishment for a Student Ensemble That Underscores Its Extraordinary Pool of Talent. Their Annual Appearance at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola Is an Anticipated Event That Features a Timeless Repertoire and Tomorrow's Musical Stars. Did You Know? Members Get a Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola Discount of $20 off Two Covers, Mon–Wed. Become a Member.

Mccoy Tyner - Blue Note
Through November 27, 2017 - New York

Jazz pianist McCoy Tyner is widely considered one of the finest and most influential pianists in jazz history. His signature booming left-hand and fleeting right created a unique sound that can be heard on his recordings as a sideman with the John Coltrane Quartet in the 1960s and on his 80-plus albums as a leader. Tyner's most recent project for McCoy Tyner Music/Half Note Records is his first solo effort in almost a decade titled Solo: Live From San Francisco. The release is the third for his label and features eleven solo vignettes recorded at the Herbst Theater in 2007. Tyner's blues based piano style, replete with sophisticated chords and an explosively percussive left hand has transcended conventional styles to become one of the most identifiable sounds in improvised music. His harmonic contributions and dramatic rhythmic devices form the vocabulary of a majority of jazz pianists. Born in 1938 in Philadelphia, he became a part of the fertile jazz and R&B scene of the early '50s. His parents imbued him with a love for music from an early age. His mother encouraged him to explore his musical interests through formal training. At 17 he began a career-changing relationshi... (read more)

Solomon Hicks - Iridium
Through November 29, 2017 - NY

Solomon Hicks Is a Guitarist/Singer Prodigy Musician. He Excels in Jazz, Blues, Classical, Gospel, R&B, Funk and Classic Rock. He Has Been Playing for 13 Yrs. in Harlem He Is Called: 'King Solomon' , 'Lil B.B.' and 'East Montgomery'. Solomon Has Been in Several Newspapers, Magazines, Tv News, and Many Public Access Tv Shows. He Played at the 2009 Us Open, and at Madison Square Garden During a New York Knicks Game in 2010. He Has Also Played for Gov. David Patterson, Dr. Billy Taylor, Congressman Charlie Rangel. Gracie Mansion, for Nyc Mayor, City Hall Live on 'Wlib' Radio 'Wvox' Mt. Vernon, 'Whcr' 90.3 & Wbgo 88.3 He Is a Harlem Arts Alliance Member & Jazzmobile . Wbgo Jazz Radio Is Playing His Cd. Solomon Is the Lead Guitarist, with the 'All Stars Band' Since Age 13. He Performs Several Times a Week at the Cotton Club. He Has a Cd with the Cotton Club All Stars Band, Featuring Solomon, at 14 Years Old. He Is Touring Europe, Denmark & Germany, Playing at National Festivals, Montana, 2014, 'Crown of the Continent' Guitar Festival, Bahamas, Bermuda, Mexico, Calif., Fla., Conn.; Mass., Nj, Ny. He Is Currently Playing At: B.B. Kings (Tues.) W/The Harlem Blues Band, Red Rooster (Sun... (read more)

Kirk Franklin & Ledisi: the Rebel, the Soul & the Saint Tour - The Theatre at Westbury
Through November 29, 2017 - Westbury

With Special Guest Pj Morton! Gospel Superstar Kirk Franklin and R&B Powerhouse Ledisi Have Teamed up to Co-Headline "the Rebel, the Soul & the Saint Tour". the Two Will Interweave an Amazing Show That Will Touch Your Heart, Body, and Soul. Both Ledisi and Kirk Franklin Will Be Performing Various Fan Favorites as Well as Songs from Kirk's Current Album Losing My Religion and a Few Songs from Ledisi's Upcoming Album Let Love Rule. Performed in the Full Round. Everyone Needs a Ticket Regardless of Age. Interested in Vip Membership and Premium Seating for Our Events? for Information Please Call 516-247-5211 Members Get the Best Seats!

Stephen Santoro & his Boogie Five - Hank's Saloon
Through November 30, 2017 - Brooklyn

The Fabulous Dorsey Brothers - The Appel Room
Through December 01, 2017 - New York

Saxophone and Clarinet Virtuosos Peter and Will Anderson Showcase the Music and History of Another Brotherly Pair: Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey. of the Anderson Twins' Off-Broadway Dorsey Brothers Revue, the Wall Street Journal Raved That They "Establish [the Dorseys] as Gargantuan Heroes of a Long-Departed, Almost Mythical Era, When the Ability to Play an Instrument Better Than Anyone Else Could Make You King of the Whole World." Joining the Andersons Is a Supremely Hot Band Featuring the Poll-Dominating Trombonist and Vocalist Wycliffe Gordon; One of New York's Top Young Vocalists, Brianna Thomas; Rising Star Trumpeter Bruce Harris; and a Formidable Rhythm Section of Jeb Patton, Clovis Nicolas, and Aaron Kimmel. Rounding out the Show Is an Original Script Penned by Loren Schoenberg — a Grammy Award-Winning Musician, Writer, Scholar, and Founding Director and Senior Scholar of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem. in Addition to Their Instrumental Prowess, the Dorseys Were Celebrated Bandleaders Who Collaborated with the Finest Musicians, Launching the Careers of Young Talents like Frank Sinatra and Working with Legends like Buddy Rich, Sy Oliver, and Bing Crosby on Chart-Toppers Includin... (read more)

Late Night Session: Russell Hall - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
Through December 05, 2017 - New York

Tuesday-Saturday Evenings, Doors Open at 11:15pm for Late Night Sessions Featuring Some of the Most Talented Emerging Artists in Jazz. There Are No Reservations for Late Night Sessions - Just Swing By! This Month, Thursday and Saturday Evenings Will Be Hosted by Julian Lee.

Webop Family Holiday Jazz Jam - Varis Leichtman Studio
Through December 09, 2017 - New York

Come Celebrate the Holidays with Mr. Tim and the Webop Family Jazz Band. Families Will Sing and Swing into the Holiday Season with This Fun and Interactive Show. These Concerts Are Appropriate for Children 8-Months to 8-Years and Are 45 Minutes in Length. Non-Walking Babies Do Not Need a Ticket for This Show. *Please Note That the 3pm Family Jazz Party Will Be Photographed for Jazz at Lincoln Center's Promotional Use. a Parent or Legal Guardian Will Have to Sign a Photo Release Form Online or on Site Before Entering the Event. If You Have Any Questions Please Contact Customer Service 212-258-9922 / Webop@Jazz.Org. Thank You!

Julian Fleisher - Joe's Pub at the Public at Theater
Through December 12, 2017 - New York

Before the art of song was divided into narrow stylistic slices, before there was Jazz or Pop or Rock, there was Nightclub Singing. Like Sammy Davis, Jr, Ethel Water and Mel Tormé before him, Julian Fleisher mixes masterful interpretations of a wide range of popular songs with kick-ass showmanship and a generously endowed band that -- as the Washington Post put it -- "blew the roof off of Joe's Pub. "I have seen the future of vocal Jazz! He's got a marvelous, resonate baritone, with impeccable intonation, and a wonderful choice of material...talented, funny and hip."- LA Jazz Scene, East/ West Connections

The Mad Ones - 59E59 Theaters
Through December 17, 2017 - New York

Prospect Theater Company presents THE MAD ONES by Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk directed by Stephen Brackett Mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved...Samantha Brown balances on the edge of her future, car keys in hand. As she sits in the driver's seat, she faces a choice: will she follow in her mother's footsteps, or take the dare of her impetuous best friend and chart a new path? This contemporary and compelling score from one of NYC's most exciting new songwriting teams immerses audiences in the complex inner life of a young woman on the brink of change. When every choice feels like life and death, how do you turn the key?

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