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Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend - October 11-October 13

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NYC is filled with blues and jazz clubs, and City Guide's got all the best weekend shows rounded up below. Get your groove on 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. Whether you like to tap your feet or get up and dance, the Big Apple has a show for you. Nothing beats a night on the town with some jazz music to boot. Be sure to attend a blues and jazz show in New York City this weekend if you really want to immerse yourself in an authentic NYC experience.

Elvis Lives Tribute Direct from Atlantic City - Club Bonafide
October 11, 2019 - New York

Elvis may have left the building forever, but he'll never leave the hearts of adoring fans — especially when you've got Jeff Krick Jr. channeling the rock legend in Elvis Lives

Pia Salvia Harp, Voice & More - Club Bonafide
October 11, 2019 - New York

Belgian harpist and singer Pia Salvia is a rising artist in the world of modern harp. Currently based in New York City, she has travelled the world, learning different musical traditions and infusing elements from those diverse genres into the world of the harp.

On Stage At Kingsborough Presents: Veronica Swift Trio - On Stage At Kingsborough
October 11, 2019 - Brooklyn

Catch one of the most exciting jazz artists on the rise! $47/$42 Cap of your week with some world-class jazz at our intimate and stunning oceanview Lighthouse. Enjoy the smooth music with some wine and cheese in a relaxed nightclub setting. At age 25, Veronica Swift is already recognized as one of the top jazz singers on the scene. Her passionate, intense, and brilliant vocals have thrilled audiences at Lincoln Center, where she appeared with Michael Feinstein, as well as her headlining appearances at Telluride Jazz Festival, Blues Alley, The Jazz Cruise, and Birdland. Veronica will feature songs from The Great American Songbook, including bebop and jazz age favorites. Meet Veronica Swift After the Show! This engagement of Veronica Swift is made possible through the Jazz Touring Network progr

The Unhidden - Glenwood Life Center 71 Grove St
October 11, 2019 - Glenwood Landing

"The Unhidden" is Moving On's inaugural full length show on the beautiful North Shore of Long Island. Blurring the lines between dance, visual art, and puppetry, this spectacle is great for an evening out, even for those never having appreciated dance before.

Underground Horns - The Groove
October 11, 2019 - New York

All Ages We are cooking audio gumbo…our special recipe includes some funk, jazz, hip hop mixed with brass band traditions spiced up with African and other world rhythms… MUSIC FOR THE PEOPLE!" Underground Horns is a Brooklyn based brass band playing Afro Funk Latin New Orleans grooves and beyond. AllAboutJazz called their 2009 debut record FUNK MONK "kick-ass dance music…that brushes up against psychedelia…with shots of funky brass juice." Their second album BIG BEAT (2010) was reviewed by Ken Waxman in The New York Jazz Record calling them "an unapologetic party band with brains...with tonal inflections from the Big Easy, central Africa, the Maghreb and the Baltic states" and on their third record ALMOST BLUE (2014) they were "expanding the sonic range while never leaving the groove behind." (Sam Spokony, The Villager)

Passport to Dance - 403 Broad St
October 11, 2019 - Bloomfield

Each month we will mot only explore a different style of dance, we will learn some common steps and then as a group create our own dance. We will also play movement games and explore different elements of production for each style such as costume design, make up design, props, lighting, spacing and more. Famous dancers and a bit of history will be highlighted as well. A not to miss trip around the dance world!

Thievery Corporation - The Rooftop at Pier 17
October 11, 2019 - New York

Thievery Corporation

Piano Jazz Series: David Kikosk - Zinc Bar
October 11, 2019 - New York

"The brilliant playing of David Kikoski just smokes. His playing is sparkling." —Chick Corea Acclaimed jazz pianist David Kikoski brings his formidable trio to Zinc for a splendid evening of jazz piano. He's supported by bassist Ed Howard and drummer Bily Hart. David Kikoski is one of New York's busiest pianists. It's no wonder. Given his swinging, always spontaneous playing, one immediately understands why his bio includes tenures with Roy Haynes, Bob Berg, Pat Metheny, and the Mingus Big Band.

The Birdland Big Band - Birdland Jazz Club
October 11, 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!"

An Evening with Garrison Keillor and Heather Masse - Birdland Jazz Club
October 11, 2019 - New York

Heather Masse Garrison Keillor Richard Dworsky at the piano Bestselling author and radio legend Garrison Keillor is joined by vocalist Heather Masse of the Wailin' Jennys and pianist Richard Dworsky, who served as music director for Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" for 23 years. Sweet duets, tales from Keillor's childhood, and audience singalongs abound in this gently rollicking show. Audience members will feel like they've been invited into the living room of three very talented friends.

Hila Kulik Group - Birdland Jazz Club
October 11, 2019 - New York

Jerusalem Academy in 2010, and after playing with many of the top musicians of Israel, Hila moved to New York in January of 2014, earning her master's degree from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College (2016). During the last decade, Hila has performed with some of the greatest jazz musicians in Israel and abroad, including international touring vocalist Noa Nini (Israel), saxophonist Antonio Hart (USA), saxophonist Donald Harrison (USA), vocalist Cyrille Aimee (France), trumpeter Wayne Tucker (USA), vocalist Pauline Jean (Haiti) and more. She has performed in many prestigious festivals and concerts in Israel and abroad including the Red Sea International Jazz Festival in Eilat (Israel), the Northwest Jazz Festival, The Jazz Cruise, JALC Shanghai, China (Jazz at Lincoln Center), Blue Note Jazz Clubs (Milano, Italy and Beijing, China), the "Hot Jazz Concerts" in Israel and others.

Muna - Music Hall of Williamsburg
October 11, 2019 - Brooklyn

Ages: 16 & Over The critically acclaimed Los Angeles-based trio MUNA have announced their highly anticipated sophomore album Saves The World, which will be released on September 6th, 2019 via RCA Records. The lead single from the new record "Number One Fan" was released on June 7th and is a song about "recognizing the negative voices in your head and learning to speak back to them. It's a joyful and surprising experience to recognize that, just as we can all be our own biggest haters, we can also decide to be our own biggest fans," says MUNA.

The Robert Cray Band - State Theatre of Ithaca
October 11, 2019 - Ithaca

Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between blues, soul and R&B for the past four decades, with five Grammy wins, a Blues Hall of Fame inductee, recipient of the Americana Lifetime achievement award, countless tours and over 20 acclaimed albums. Growing up in the Northwest, Robert Cray listened to the gospel of the Five Blind Boys of Mississippi, Bobby Bland's soul, Jimi Hendrix's rock guitar and the Beatles pop sounds.

Richard Egarr Leads Juilliard415 - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
October 11, 2019 - New York

Richard Egarr leads Juilliard415 to live in concert at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater. HANDEL Concerto grosso, Op.3, No. 2 HANDEL Concerto grosso, Op.6, No. 4 AVISON/SCARLATTI Concerto grosso, No.1 HANDEL Concerto grosso, Op.6, No. 1 HANDEL Organ concerto, Op.4, No. 5 HANDEL Concerto grosso, Op.3,3 AVISON/SCARLATTI Concerto grosso, No.3

Mercury Rising Anniversary Show - The Delancey
October 11, 2019 - New York

This marks the 1 year anniversary of Joan Mercury's debut album Mercury Rising. Come celebrate with her with her first full band lineup.

MicroCorgi - Fat Cat
October 11, 2019 - New York

MicroCorgi

Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend

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The Supreme Queens - Fat Cat
October 11, 2019 - New York

The Supreme Queens

Lawrence Clark Band - Fat Cat
October 11, 2019 - New York

Lawrence Clark Band

After Hours hosted by Avi Rothbard - Fat Cat
October 11, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by Avi Rothbard

Jimmie Vaughan - Tralf Music Hall
October 11, 2019 - Buffalo

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Stacy Dillard & Brooklyn Circle - LunÀtico
October 11, 2019 - Brooklyn

Stacy Dillard - saxophones Diallo House - bass Ismail Lawal - drums Tenor saxophonist Stacy Dillard turned his attention to New York City after a run-in with Wynton Marsalis in Dayton, Ohio. It's Stacy's playing that has caught the attention of so many here with his large and rich tone, developed ideas, accurate technique and patience. Dillard has played with Winard Harper, Lenny White, Wycliffe Gordon, Roy Hargrove, Stephon Harris, Mulgrew Miller, Clark Terry, Victor Lewis, Steve Wilson and Johnny O'Neal. Since moving to New York he has recorded four albums as a leader and recorded on over forty as a sideman.

Liquid Math Trio - Tomi Jazz
October 11, 2019 - New York

Liquid Math Trio

Sharp Tree - Tomi Jazz
October 11, 2019 - New York

Sharp Tree

Bon Iver with Yo La Tengo - Barclays Center
October 11, 2019 - Brooklyn

Bon Iver is coming to Barclays Center on Friday, October 11, with special guest Yo La Tengo.

Piano Jazz Series: David Kikoski - Zinc Bar
October 11, 2019 - New York

Acclaimed jazz pianist David Kikoski brings his formidable trio to Zinc for a splendid evening of jazz piano. He's supported by bassist Ed Howard and drummer Bily Hart. David Kikoski is one of New York's busiest pianists. It's no wonder. Given his swinging, always spontaneous playing, one immediately understands why his bio includes tenures with Roy Haynes, Bob Berg, Pat Metheny, and the Mingus Big Band.

Mullett - Anthologyny
October 12, 2019 - Rochester

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Bill & Eli Perras - The Peoples' Voice Cafe
October 12, 2019 - New York

The many inspired lyrics interpreted by Eli, combined with Bill's bluesy finger-style guitar playing, create a uniquely modern take on true Americana music in its purest form. Receiving much recognition for their tightly woven musical creativity, they humbly remain true to their personal values. They speak out with strong heartfelt lyrics accompanied by soulful rhythms against social injustices, corporate greed, and daily follies in everyday life. Eli & Bill are mainstays of the Florida folk scene.

Voyage - DROM
October 12, 2019 - New York,

Dave Lippman - The Peoples' Voice Cafe
October 12, 2019 - New York

Audiences of all ages and hair styles have thrilled to the post-corporate comic stylings of satirical songster Dave Lippman. The investigative songwriter afflicts the complacent, takes the air out of the windbags, de-distorts history, and updates worn-out songs with parody and thrust.

Electric Psychology by Acute Inflections: Jazzy Renditions from the Past, Present & Future - Club Bonafide
October 12, 2019 - New York

Acute Inflections, NYC's chic bass & voice duo, can usually be found entertaining their clients United Nations, Mercedes-Benz, etc. at high-end events across the country.

Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend

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Steely Dan - Landmark Theatre
October 12, 2019 - Syracuse

Since the early seventies, iconic band Steely Dan mixes diverse elements of jazz, funk and rock into one musical style that sounds cool, smooth, and a little mysterious. Take a seat and reel in the years with "The Dan" as you relish songs from the creators of "My Old School," "Peg," "Hey Nineteen," "Aja," "Rikki Don't Lose that Number," and so many more.

Cupcake Run - Astoria Park
October 12, 2019 - New York,

Mr. Tee's Flavor Fusion - 152 W 36th St
October 12, 2019 - New York,

Jc Hopkins and His Biggish Band - Minton's playhouse
October 12, 2019 - New York

Featuring Joy Hanson, Shawn Whitehorn and Vanisha Gould "Absolutely devastatingly talented – the greatest small big band in the world" NYT. Grammy nominated JC Hopkins and the Biggish Band's residency at Minton's Playhouse is the coming together of two collossal worlds. The Biggish has played host to some great musicians and vocalists from Norah Jones to Elvis Costello but this latest line up of players is, in the words of JC, "The most talented and inventive group of musicians that I have ever worked with."

Todd Coolman, Sam Dillon & Adam Birnbaum - Mezzrow Jazz Club
October 12, 2019 - New York

Bassist Todd Coolman is a hard swinging bassist and a respected veteran of the jazz scene. He brings his Trifecta Trio featuring Sam Dillon on tenor saxophone and Adam Birnbaum on piano.

Pianist Anthony Wonsey - Mezzrow Jazz Club
October 12, 2019 - New York

Join pianist Anthony Wonsey for our after-hours set.

Acoustic Brunch: GoldenOak - Daryl's House Club
October 12, 2019 - New York

All Ages When you think of trendy musical scenes, Portland, Maine might not be first on your list. Yet the homespun, heartwarming music of family-oriented indie folk group GoldenOak provides evidence that the dense woods of the Pine Tree State might just be a better muse than the slick streets of New York and LA.

Marco Benevento - Cohoes Music Hall
October 12, 2019 - Cohoes

It's impossible not to hear freedom and excitement coursing through the veins of Marco Benevento's new studio album, 'Let It Slide.' Produced by Leon Michels (The Arcs, Lee Fields), the record introduces a gritty, soulful edge to Benevento's brand of high-octane keyboard wizardry — an uptempo, uplifting sound he playfully describes as "hot dance piano rock." For all Benevento's virtuosity on the keys though, the songs here are driven primarily by intoxicating grooves, with spare drums and minimalist basslines underpinning infectious, intentionally lo-fi vocal hooks. The resulting vibe is a timeless one, filtering elements of vintage R&B and soul through modern indie rock and pop sensibilities and peppering it with the kind of adventurous improvisation that Benevento's come to be celebrated for worldwide.

Av Evening with Garrison Keillor and Heather Masse - Birdland Jazz Club
October 12, 2019 - New York

Heather Masse Garrison Keillor Richard Dworsky at the piano Bestselling author and radio legend Garrison Keillor is joined by vocalist Heather Masse of the Wailin' Jennys and pianist Richard Dworsky, who served as music director for Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" for 23 years. Sweet duets, tales from Keillor's childhood, and audience singalongs abound in this gently rollicking show. Audience members will feel like they've been invited into the living room of three very talented friends.

Eric Comstock with Sean Smith (Bass) & special guest Barbara Fasano (Voice) - Birdland Jazz Club
October 12, 2019 - New York

ERIC COMSTOCK & SEAN SMITH with special guest BARBARA FASANO "Smart, suave & utterly delightful … an ingenious musical wit … a dispenser of cabaret caviar." – The New York Times "Erudite … Expert musicianship & joie de vivre in equal measure." – The New Yorker Hailed as "the truest heir to Bobby Short" in The New York Times, pianist/singer Eric Comstock returns to Birdland with star bassist/composer Sean Smith with songs by everyone from George Gershwin to George Harrison. These two masters met on the Off-Broadway hit OUR SINATRA (which Eric co-wrote) and have since worked separately and together around the world. Vocalist Barbara Fasano joins them at Birdland for a swinging Saturday supper where the music and stories are equally great.

Hila Kulik Group - Birdland Jazz Club
October 12, 2019 - New York

Jerusalem Academy in 2010, and after playing with many of the top musicians of Israel, Hila moved to New York in January of 2014, earning her master's degree from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College (2016). During the last decade, Hila has performed with some of the greatest jazz musicians in Israel and abroad, including international touring vocalist Noa Nini (Israel), saxophonist Antonio Hart (USA), saxophonist Donald Harrison (USA), vocalist Cyrille Aimee (France), trumpeter Wayne Tucker (USA), vocalist Pauline Jean (Haiti) and more. She has performed in many prestigious festivals and concerts in Israel and abroad including the Red Sea International Jazz Festival in Eilat (Israel), the Northwest Jazz Festival, The Jazz Cruise, JALC Shanghai, China (Jazz at Lincoln Center), Blue Note Jazz Clubs (Milano, Italy and Beijing, China), the "Hot Jazz Concerts" in Israel and others.

Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend

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Ron Carter's Golden Striker Trio - Birdland Jazz Club
October 12, 2019 - New York

Ron Carter is among the most original, prolific and influential bassists in jazz with more than 2,000 albums to his credit. Beginning his career in the 1960s with Jaki Byard and Eric Dolphy, Cannonball Adderley, and a five-year stint with the Miles Davis' Quintet, Ron also performed and recorded with notables including Bill Evans, B.B. King, and Dexter Gordon. Ron Carter's various ensembles, big band to trio, feature a who's who of the finest players on the NYC scene with, "an absolute commitment to musical sublimity [that] exudes refined elegance and sonic power."

Ron Carter's Golden Striker Trio - Birdland Jazz Club
October 12, 2019 - New York

Ron Carter is among the most original, prolific and influential bassists in jazz with more than 2,000 albums to his credit. Beginning his career in the 1960s with Jaki Byard and Eric Dolphy, Cannonball Adderley, and a five-year stint with the Miles Davis' Quintet, Ron also performed and recorded with notables including Bill Evans, B.B. King, and Dexter Gordon. Ron Carter's various ensembles, big band to trio, feature a who's who of the finest players on the NYC scene with, "an absolute commitment to musical sublimity [that] exudes refined elegance and sonic power."

Melvin Seals and JGB - The Space at Westbury
October 12, 2019 - Westbury

Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer. Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer. Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ, and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become "Jam Band Music". From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up. organ, and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so helped pioneer and define what has now become "Jam Band Music". From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up.

Organ Monk in Tribute to Thelonious Monk - Sistas' Place
October 12, 2019 - Brooklyn

Sistas' Place, 456 Nostrand Avenue, at the corner of Jefferson Avenue, where Jazz: A Music of the Spirit Lives and Culture is our Weapon, announces its 24th season of bringing the greatest artists on the planet back into the African American community of Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Josh Ritter - Center for the Arts of Homer
October 12, 2019 - Homer

Throughout 'Fever Breaks', Josh Ritter tweaks and further reinvigorates a sound and songwriting approach that's lost none of its vitality or urgency in 20 years." NPR Known for his distinctive Americana style and narrative lyrics, Josh Ritter is considered one of the "100 Greatest Living Songwriters" by Paste magazine.

Sunset Rollercoaster - (Le) Poisson Rouge
October 12, 2019 - New York

In 2015, Sunset Rollercoaster reunited and released the ground-breaking EP "Jinji Kikko" in the following year. The band then toured around Asia with sold out shows in China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and Taiwan. They also went on the first US tour, in which the band played at SummerStage Festival in Central Park.

Big Frank and the Healers - An Beal Bocht Café
October 12, 2019 - Bronx

Big Frank and The Healers return to An Beal Bocht Cafe in the Bronx, a unique Irish Cafe, and Performance Space, with spectacular food and the friendliest staff and crowd around. Last trip here was a blast, don't miss it!

Bill & Eli Perras - The Peoples' Voice Cafe
October 12, 2019 - New Yor

Bill & Eli Perras The many inspired lyrics interpreted by Eli, combined with Bill's bluesy finger-style guitar playing, create a uniquely modern take on true Americana music in its purest form. Receiving much recognition for their tightly woven musical creativity, they humbly remain true to their personal values.

Dave Lippman - The Peoples' Voice Cafe
October 12, 2019 - New Yor

Audiences of all ages and hair styles have thrilled to the post-corporate comic stylings of satirical songster Dave Lippman. The investigative songwriter afflicts the complacent, takes the air out of the windbags, de-distorts history, and updates worn-out songs with parody and thrust. Specializing in passionate, comedic original songs and unsingable singalongs set to familiar tunes, he presents a swirl of multimedia images so no one will bother watching him grow older onstage. It's a multimedia romp through recent generations of social justice activism, near-wins, and windmills tilted at.

An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with Graham Nash - Landmark on Main Street
October 12, 2019 - Port Washington

Legendary artist Graham Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee - with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. He was also inducted twice into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, as a solo artist and with CSN, and he is a GRAMMY Award winner. Towering above virtually everything that Graham Nash has accomplished in his multi-faceted career stands the litany of songs that he has written and introduced to the soundtrack of the past half-century. His remarkable body of work, beginning with his contributions to the Hollies opus, including "On a Carousel" and "Carrie Anne," continues all the way to This Path Tonight (2016), his most recent solo album. The original classic union of Crosby, Stills & Nash (& Young) lasted but twenty months. Yet their songs are lightning rods embedded in our DNA, starting with Nash's "Marrakesh Express," and "Lady of the Island," from the first Crosby, Stills & Nash LP (1969), and "Teach Your Children" and "Our House" on CSNY's Déjà Vu (1970). Nash's solo career debuted with Songs For Beginners (1971), which included "Chicago/We Can Change the World" and "Military Madness" and others. In addition to his string of solo albums, he has perfo... (read more)

Gabriel Guerrero Quartet - Fat Cat
October 12, 2019 - New York

Gabriel Guerrero Quartet

Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend

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Claffy - Fat Cat
October 12, 2019 - New York

Claffy

After Hours hosted by Greg Glassman - Fat Cat
October 12, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by Greg Glassman

Ernest Turner Trio - BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
October 12, 2019 - New York

Ernest Turner Trio returns to Tribeca PAC! Founded by North Carolina based pianist Ernest Turner, The Ernest Turner Trio has been performing since 2006. The trio's uniquely personal musical identity draws from Ernest's varied musical experiences and influences, which ranges anywhere from European classical music to African American musical art forms such as gospel, jazz, and hip-hop. With an affinity for harmonic and rhythmic exploration, spontaneous improvisation and -of course – the blues, the trio brings a fresh and unique perspective with their creative originals and re-imaginings of jazz and pop standards. Most recently they were finalists in the 2017 D.C. Jazz Prix and recently released an album entitled "My Americana".

Rocco John Trio - Tomi Jazz
October 12, 2019 - New York

Rocco John Trio

Daniel Bennett Group - Tomi Jazz
October 12, 2019 - New York

Daniel Bennett Group

Paul Lee Trio - Tomi Jazz
October 12, 2019 - New York

Paul Lee Trio

Josh Ritter - Upstate Biotech Accelerator
October 12, 2019 - Syracuse

Ritter's strong voice, keen wit, and evocative way with words, explored in several acclaimed albums, has built a loyal following as one of the leading lights on the contemporary folk scene.

Sister Suzie, Jittery Jack & Amy Griffin, Rocket J & The 88's - Gran Torino
October 12, 2019 - Brooklyn

Flyer coming soon! Chills'n'Fever presents a Night of Pure Rockabilly and R&B! Sister Suzie! All the way from the UK with Jittery Jack & Amy Griffin and Rocket J & The 88's! 9pm Rocket J & The 88's 10pm Jittery Jack & Amy Griffin 11pm Sister Suzie with Jittery Jack & Amy Griffin on Guitar FREE All Night Record Hop with your Host DJ's El Salvaje & Jukebox Jodi

Salute to Edith Piaf,Jacques Brel ,Charlez Aznavour & More Feat. so French Cabaret - Club Bonafide
October 13, 2019 - New York

The So French Cabaret is a unique jazz ensemble (featuring the harp) which promotes French and American songs of the 1930s – 1940s. Based on a traditional gypsy jazz ensemble, the So French Cabaret's rhythm section features a bass player and a guitarist, with the centerpiece of the band being a full-sized harp-guitar duet, which adds a fairy "je ne sais quoi" to the irresistible hot jazz groove.

Céline Rudolph & Helio Alves Trio - Club Bonafide
October 13, 2019 - New York

Vocalist and composer Céline Rudolph glides between Berlin, São Paulo, Paris and New York, between tongues and genres, always landing in the very heart of music.

Jason Marshall - Minton's playhouse
October 13, 2019 - New York

Jason Marshall is a highly sought after and established fixture on the global music landscape. His work for large ensemble can be heard most regularly performed by his critically acclaimed orchestra, the Jason Marshall Big Band. A rare specimen even among the highly competitive New York City music scene, the Washington D.C. born saxophonist can be seen playing soul music with Aretha Franklin, Latin jazz with Arturo O'Farrill, pop with Desi Di Lauro, avant garde jazz with the Charlie Mingus Big Band, and rock music with the Young Presidents. Also a highly sought after composer and arranger, Mr. Marshall wrote and arranged the modern day classic "Miss Garvey, Miss Garvey!!" which was nominated for a Grammy in 2009. He has also written and arranged music for the Taipei Jazz Orchestra and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra.

Jazzy Brunch - Minton's playhouse
October 13, 2019 - New York

Jazzy Brunch

Mafalda Minnozzi Presents Sensorial Portraits in Bossa & Jazz - Birdland Jazz Club
October 13, 2019 - New York

Join us at the Birdland Theater for Mafalda Minnozzi! Returning to Birdland for the fifth time, powerhouse singer Mafalda Minnozzi will debut her new CD "SENSORIAL" (Dot Time records) with a special record release event in the Birdland Theater. On hand will be the band from her new recording dedicated to a revisiting of the magical fusion of Bossa and jazz via some unique arrangements built around her spirited improvisations. Mafalda, although Italian, has an over 20 year solid touring and recording career in Brazil marked by collaborations with Milton Nascimento, Guinga, Leny Andrade, Paulo Moura, Martinho Da Vila, Toquinho, Andre Mehmari and many others.

Mafalda Minnozzi Presents Sensorial Portraits in Bossa & Jazz - Birdland Jazz Club
October 13, 2019 - New York

Join us at the Birdland Theater for Mafalda Minnozzi! Returning to Birdland for the fifth time, powerhouse singer Mafalda Minnozzi will debut her new CD "SENSORIAL" (Dot Time records) with a special record release event in the Birdland Theater. On hand will be the band from her new recording dedicated to a revisiting of the magical fusion of Bossa and jazz via some unique arrangements built around her spirited improvisations. Mafalda, although Italian, has an over 20 year solid touring and recording career in Brazil marked by collaborations with Milton Nascimento, Guinga, Leny Andrade, Paulo Moura, Martinho Da Vila, Toquinho, Andre Mehmari and many others.

An Evening with Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra - Daryl's House Club
October 13, 2019 - New York

All Ages "Nouveau Flamenco" guitarist and 5 time Grammy nominee is one of the most successful instrumentalists of his generation.

Symphonics Live - Bowery Poetry Club
October 13, 2019 - New York

Symphonics Live is an evening that showcases the finest poets and singer/songwriters in NY. Along with elements of dance and improvisation, Symphonics Live promotes Generosity, Love, and Creativity through the continual exploration of humanity through performing and visual arts. Symphonics Live has performed for crowds of people at the the legendary Blue Note Jazz Club, Highline Ballroom, Joe's Pub, Zipper Factory Theater, and the Bowery Poetry Club in New York.

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Vanessa Racci - Birdland Jazz Club
October 13, 2019 - New York

The 1950s through the '70s were a golden age of Italian-American male crooners—Vic Damone, Dean Martin, Al Martino, Jimmy Roselli, Sergio Franchi, Jerry Vale—who honored the Italian popular song, with all its lush melody and openhearted sentiment. But for Vanessa Ricci, who grew up in a Neopolitan-descended, Italian-American family in Thornwood, New York, the queen of that repertoire was Connie Francis. "She was always my idol. She has a cry in her voice that is characteristic of Neopolitan singers; you can feel the emotion and authenticity." The same can be said of Vanessa's voice—a sweet-and-sour, impeccably musical contralto that throbs with feeling. Vanessa has spent years singing pop-jazz standards; she also earned a coveted Helen Hayes Award for her portrayal of Christine in a New York-area production of Phantom of the Opera. But on this, her first album, she delves into the Italian songs of her childhood—the ones she heard each day blasting from her family's basement apartment, where her beloved grandfather lived. He died in 2016 at age 102. This album, she says, is "a memory of him. It's something I want to pass down to future generations of my family. I worry that these s... (read more)

Symphonics Live - Bowery Poetry Club
October 13, 2019 - New York

Symphonics Live is an evening that showcases the finest poets and singer/songwriters in NY. Along with elements of dance and improvisation, Symphonics Live promotes Generosity, Love, and Creativity through the continual exploration of humanity through performing and visual arts. Symphonics Live has performed for crowds of people at the the legendary Blue Note Jazz Club, Highline Ballroom, Joe's Pub, Zipper Factory Theater, and the Bowery Poetry Club in New York.

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - Birdland Jazz Club
October 13, 2019 - New York

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.

Joseph Lepore Group - Fat Cat
October 13, 2019 - New York

Joseph Lepore Group

After Hours hosted by The Program of Deprogramming - Fat Cat
October 13, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by The Program of Deprogramming

Gospel Brunch W/Greg 'Organ Monk' Lewis - LunÀtico
October 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

Brunch served from 11am. Come feel the spirit with us! Greg Lewis ~ Hammond Organ Henry Connerway ~ Drums Singer TBA

BRIC JazzFest Kickoff Concert: Antibalas - The Plaza at 300 Ashland
October 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

BRIC JazzFest kicks off with a free outdoor concert featuring beloved Brooklyn Afrobeat collective Antibalas.

Linda Presgrave Quartet - Tomi Jazz
October 13, 2019 - New York

Linda Presgrave Quartet

Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio - Tomi Jazz
October 13, 2019 - New York

Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio

Explosions In The Sky 20th Anniversary Tour - Knockdown Center
Through October 14, 2019 - Maspeth

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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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