Live Music in Clubs and Bars in Downtown NYC This Week - December 2-December 9December 2, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
Downtown NYC has long been a capital of live music. With venues like the Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, and Terra Blues, fans of rock, jazz, and more have long been drawn here. City Guide's roundup of live music in clubs and bars will connect you with tunes at dozens of great downtown venues.
John Scofield Quartet Ft Gerald Clayton, Vicente Archer & Bill Stewart - Blue Note
Through December 02, 2018 - New York
Iconic Grammy Award winning guitarist John Scofield teams up with pianist Gerald Clayton, bassist Vicente Archer, and drummer Bill Stewart in a new band that builds upon Scofield's long legacy of masterful improvisation and stylistic diversity. Since the late 1970's, Scofield has been a major influence on jazz, continuously finding new and exciting avenues to reinvent himself as an artist. In recent years, Scofield won two consecutive Best Jazz Album Grammy Awards for Past Present and Country For Old Men – for which he also won the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental solo – and has received resounding critical acclaim for his 2017 release Hudson with all-star bandmates Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, and John Medeski. Now, joined by three formidable artists in their own right, Scofield's new band showcases an intricate interpretation of jazz's limitless direction.
Vanguard Jazz Orchestra - Village Vanguard
December 03, 2018 - New York
Every Monday Night since 1966 the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra Is the Current Title for the Band That Began Its Life as the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra in 1966 and Has Performed Continuously for over 50 Years.