Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend - November 9-November 11November 5, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
Photo: Nick Amoscato/Flickr
NYC is filled with blues and jazz clubs, and City Guide's got all the best weekend shows in one place. Get your groove at some of New York City's most famed establishments, including the likes of Blue Note Jazz Club, the Jazz Standard, the Village Vanguard and Terra Blues.
6th Annual New York Trad Fest - Irish Arts Center
November 10, 2018 - New York
Local masters of traditional Irish, bluegrass, and old-time American music come together for a weekend of trad music, kicking off with a concert at Irish Arts Center. Performers include multi-instrumentalist Jenna Nicholls, button accordionist Daithí Gormley with fiddler Oisín Mac Diarmada, guitarist/vocalist/emcee Dermot Henry, and more.
Rhythm Revue Retro Soul & Rock N' Roll Dance Party with Felix Hernandez - Le Poisson Rouge
November 10, 2018 - West Village
Rhythm Revue dance parties are New York's biggest and longest-running classic soul dances. They've filled Resorts World NYC, Roseland Ballroom, Nokia Theater, Irving Plaza, Highline Ballroom, Hammerstein Ballroom, B.B. King's, the Hornblower yachts, NJPAC, the Terrace Ballroom and other venues in the metro area since 1991.
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Plays Miles Davis - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
Through November 10, 2018 - New York
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis performs Miles Davis' groundbreaking music from the 1940s–60s. Davis' work during these years is unparalleled in its stylistic range, impact, and enduring popularity, and this show will explore the pivotal musical moments on his quest towards innovation. After demonstrating Davis' early bebop stylings, as heard in songs like "Little Willie Leaps," the JLCO will move on to the rich, textured arrangements of Birth of the Cool, showcasing the unconventional brass instrumentation that gave it its unique sound. You will hear landmark pieces from Davis' "first great quintet," including his initial experiment with modal jazz in 1958's "Milestones"—a style fleshed out further in Davis' 1959 landmark, Kind of Blue. Davis stayed ahead of the curve throughout the 1960s, offering a preview of the sounds that would gain popularity in years to come. The JLCO will show you this progression, revisiting the "second great quintet's" brand of swinging, avant-garde eclecticism as well as the earliest traces of Davis' transition into electric jazz. For this last component, the JLCO will perform an expansive arrangement of "Tout de Suite"—D... (read more)
TAKE 6 - Blue Note Jazz Club
Through November 11, 2018 - New York
TAKE 6 is the most awarded a cappella group in history, with ten Grammy's, ten Dove Awards (Gospel Music Awards), Best Jazz Vocal Group honors for seven consecutive years in Downbeat's prestigious Reader's and Critic's Poll, a Soul Train Music Award, BRE (Black Radio Exclusive) Vocal Group of the Year, two NAACP Image Award nominations, induction into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and countless other musical and humanitarian citations. Showing the global appeal of this phenomenal group, they celebrated their 25th Anniversary last year with a World Tour including stronghold favorite markets Asia, South America, eastern and western Europe and the United States and TAKE 6 opened up new markets with debut tours of Australia and Canada. They receive rave reviews and overwhelming audience reception wherever they go. From New York's famed Blue Note to the Montreux Jazz Festival, from PBS to ABC-TV specials, they remain the quintessential and pre-eminent a capella group in the world, working harder than ever, and loving every minute of it. Most recently, TAKE 6 had the honor of being the first American vocal group to perform in Cuba since diplomatic relations were restored. One of th... (read more)
Beauty and the Beast - The New Victory Theater
Through November 11, 2018 - Midtown
Brimming with surprises and broad comic delights, this rowdy and rustic re-telling of the familiar French fable features a feisty heroine, a preposterous pair of loudmouthed, spoiled sisters and an enchanted prince with some monstrously bad pick-up lines. An ensemble of six actor-musicians weaves spellbinding narration, clever dialogue, and a Jazz Age score into a ferociously fun show about love, family and the notion that beauty—and beastliness—are only skin-deep.