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Live Music in Clubs and Bars in Downtown NYC This Week - January 12-January 19


Live Music in Clubs and Bars in Downtown NYC This WeekPhoto: Vladimir/Flickr 


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.

Scott Colley Quartet - Village Vanguard
January 12, 2020 - New York

Scott Colleys stature as a leading bassist in the field of improvised music is well known, and easily measured. Hes been called one of the leading bassists of our postbop era, and a composer-bandleader of quietly serious resolve by The New York Times. Musical colleagues, like saxophonist Joshua Redman, praise him for being one of the most musical bassists playing today.

Tango Night With the Zinc Tango Band - Zinc Bar
January 12, 2020 - New York

Come listen, watch or dance to the mystifying sounds of tango played live by the Argentine masters of this enchanting and mysterious music.Milonga is interwoven with recorded music throughout the night. The Enigma Tango Trio plays live with milonga throughout the night. A night of listening, dancing, and romancing

Scott Colley Quartet - Village Vanguard
January 12, 2020 - New York

Scott Colleys stature as a leading bassist in the field of improvised music is well known, and easily measured. Hes been called one of the leading bassists of our postbop era, and a composer-bandleader of quietly serious resolve by The New York Times. Musical colleagues, like saxophonist Joshua Redman, praise him for being one of the most musical bassists playing today.

Vin Scialla & BRM - 55 Bar
January 12, 2020 - New York

Vin Scialla & BRM (Brooklyn Raga Massive): celebrating John McLaughlin. Featuring original music composed and inspired by the works of John McLaughlin, while revisiting music selections from legendary Mahavishnu albums of 1970s and beyond, the collective re-envisions McLaughlins masterpieces and celebrates his vibrant solo and ensemble work.The lineup includes:Premik Russell TubbsWoodwinds, original member of Mahavishnu OrchestraJoe DeninzonViolinNeel MurgaiSitarDavid UllmannGuitarDan AsherBassSwaminathan SelvaganeshKanjiraVin SciallaDrums

Jim Campilongo - 55 Bar
January 12, 2020 - New York

Jim Campilongo

Guitar Masters Series: Flavio Silva - Zinc Bar
January 13, 2020 - New York

Acclaimed Brazilian guitarist Flavio Silva brings his formidable quartet to Zinc jazz club on Monday, January 13. He's supported by trombonist Corey Wallace, organist Pat Bianchi and drummer E.J. Strickland.Flavio Silva is a musician who is part of a new generation of Brazilian composers and instrumentalists that has been breaking through the musical scene of different places, such as Brazil, The Netherlands and most recently, New York.The guitarist studied with some of the best musicians in Brazil and all over the world, such as Michel Leme, Alexandre Mihanovich, Djalma Lima, Lage Lund, Adam Rogers and Ed Verhoeff, among others.Flavio has shared the stage with some highly skilled musicians such as Antonio Hart, Bruce Williams, Seamus Blake, Victor Wooten, Jamal Thomas, Ben Williams, Elijah Jamal Balbed, Munir Hossn, Cuca Teixeira, Sandro Haick, Thiago Espirito Santo, among others. Flavio also performed in some of the best festivals in Europe including the North Sea Jazz Festival(The Netherlands), Langnau Jazz Nights(Switzerland), Koektebel Jazz Party(Ukraine), Gronau Jazz Festival(Germany) and Delft Jazz Festival(The Netherlands).

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra - Village Vanguard
January 13, 2020 - New York

The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra began its life as the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra in 1966.The world-famous Village Vanguard jazz club in New York City booked the newly formed band for three Monday nights that February. Those performances were wildly successful and the engagement was extended indefinitely. The Village Vanguards owner, Max Gordon, told Mel Lewis, Well keep it going until it tapers off. Over half a century and more than 2700 Monday nights later, it still hasnt. The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra stands apart from all other modern ensembles of its kind and is still as strong and vital as ever.

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra - Village Vanguard
January 13, 2020 - New York

The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra began its life as the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra in 1966.The world-famous Village Vanguard jazz club in New York City booked the newly formed band for three Monday nights that February. Those performances were wildly successful and the engagement was extended indefinitely. The Village Vanguards owner, Max Gordon, told Mel Lewis, Well keep it going until it tapers off. Over half a century and more than 2700 Monday nights later, it still hasnt. The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra stands apart from all other modern ensembles of its kind and is still as strong and vital as ever.

Big Chief Donald Harrison - DROM
January 16, 2020 - New York

Ages 21+Big Chief Donald Harrison

Piano Jazz Series: Michael Weiss - Zinc Bar
January 17, 2020 - New York

Acclaimed jazz pianist Michael Weiss brings his trio to the Zinc Bar for a splendid evening of jazz piano. He's supported by bassist Paul Gill and drummer Joe Farnsworth.Since arriving in New York in 1982, pianist, composer, arranger and educator Michael Weiss has forged a formidable career working in the bands of jazz legends Johnny Griffin, Art Farmer, Benny Golson, Slide Hampton, Frank Wess, George Coleman, Jimmy Heath and the Heath Brothers, Charles McPherson, Jon Hendricks, Lou Donaldson, and the Junior Cook/Bill Hardman Quintet. Weiss' fifteen-year association with Griffin, yielded four recordings and annual tours in the USA and around the world. He has also performed with Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw, Clark Terry, Clifford Jordan, Gary Bartz, Phil Woods, Pepper Adams, Joe Lovano, Ron Carter, David Newman, Gerry Mulligan, Nancy Wilson, Randy Brecker, Tom Harrell, Wynton Marsalis, and other high profile jazz recording artists. Weiss also has substantial big band experience: With the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Weiss logged nearly 700 engagements and two recordings over a 25-year span. He has also toured with the Mingus Epitaph Orchestra and Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra.


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