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Live Music in Clubs and Bars in Midtown This Week - July 7-July 14


Live Music in Clubs and Bars in Midtown This Week Photo: rei hardt/Flickr 


Live music completely changes the atmosphere of any venue, and there's no city that gets that quite like New York does. Midtown is filled to the brim with live music in clubs and bars, and no matter what your style is, there's sure to be a venue that's right up your alley on City Guide's weekly calendar. From Midtown West to Midtown East, check out the rock, jazz, pop, and blues awaiting in our clubs and bars.

Dr. Lonnie Smith Octet At Jazz Standard - Jazz Standard
July 07, 2019 - New York

Dr. Lonnie Smith Octet At Jazz Standard

Dr. Lonnie Smith Octet - Jazz Standard
July 07, 2019 - New York

Under the direction of the wizard of the Hammond B3, this exceptional aggregation draws on a deep pool of jazz talent, combining veteran players like Chris Potter with such spirited up–and–comers as saxopho­nist Alexa Tarantino. "Dr. Lonnie Smith can play fast and fierce yet is often most affecting in the quietest moments, deep in a ballad or winding down from a climactic chorus. He can seem like a preacher pos­sessed or a meditative monk—or both—within the same song...'I hear everything in that organ,' he said. 'It's got the sun and the moon, the earth and the water. That's how it feels to me.'" (Larry Blumenthal, The Wall Street Journal, 7.18.2012) Dr. Lonnie Smith – Hammond B3 organ Jeremy Pelt – trumpet Joel Frahm – tenor saxophone (Friday & Saturday) Chris Potter – tenor, alto & soprano saxophones (Sunday only) Alexa Tarantino – alto saxophone, flute Jason Marshall – baritone saxophone Jonathan Kreisberg – guitar Xavier Breaker – drums

Desi Saturdays - Stage 48
Through July 07, 2019 - New York

Age: 21+ Each & Every Saturday Night, come experience the Glamour & Glitz of Bollywood as you Mix, Mingle and Dance at New York City's Hottest Saturday Night DesiParty @ Stage48. Desi Saturdays is one high society DesiParty. Wow factor everywhere. Beautiful people, beautiful venue, beautiful ambiance, and did we mention beautiful people? High energy, amazing music and a packed house are just some of the traits of what you would expect at this weekly Bollywood party. This event is the talk of the town amongst young socialites. It's so exclusive it only takes place on Saturday Nights, and don't even try to dress down, because it is almost impossible to get in, but more importantly you would feel so out of place. So don your best, and you may just be lucky enough to party out on Saturdays Nights at Stage48!! + Google Calendar+ iCal Export

Mingus Big Band: Celebrating 10 Years at Jazz Standard - Jazz Standard
July 08, 2019 - New York

"Mingus packed his music so full of life, so full of the noise of the city, that thirty years in the future someone listening to 'Pithecanthropus Erectus' or 'Hog Calling Blues' or any of those other wild steam­rolling things wouldn't be sure whether that wail and scream was a horn on the record or the red-and-white siren of a prowl car shrieking past the window. Just listening to the music would be a way of join­ing in with it, adding to it." (From But Beautiful: A Book About Jazzby Geoff Dyer)

Ari Hoenig Quartet Featuring Gilad Hekselman, Nitai Hershkovits, and Rick Rosato - Jazz Standard
July 09, 2019 - New York

As a drummer, he is one of the most in–demand on the scene today, having gigged and/or recorded with (among others) Chris Potter, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Joshua Redman, and Pat Martino. As a composer, he was well–equipped (being the son of a classical singer/conductor father and violinist/pianist mother) to become the creator of The Ari Hoenig Songbook, containing the lead sheets of all of his compositions and "not just the easy ones." As an educator, Hoenig is on faculty at New York University and the New School for Social Research, and also teaches privately. As a bandleader, he formed the first Ari Hoenig Quartet in 2002; finding an hour or two yet to be filled on his weekly schedule, he also convened the Ari Hoenig Nonet to perform his compositions in arrangements by Noam Wiesenberg; and the Ari Hoenig Trio (with Gilad Hekselman and Orlando le Flemming), a group that has toured extensively in Europe, Japan and Latin America. This Jazz Standard one–nighter will spotlight the music of Conner's Days, the artist's latest Fresh Sounds CD, released May 15. "Ari Hoenig combines jaw-dropping intensity, phenomenal technique, and visionary perspective, making him a major force in jazz's evolut... (read more)

Ulysses Owens Jr.'s 'Generation Y' - Jazz Standard
July 10, 2019 - New York

Many musicians would be content with being one of the most in–demand drummers on the scene today – but not Ulysses Owens Jr., who continues to burnish his credentials as a composer, bandleader, producer and educator. From his GRAMMY Award–winning performances with the Christian McBride Trio and Big Band to world tours with Kurt Elling and Joey Alexander, Owens has been a crucial participant in some of the most successful jazz ensembles of the 21st century. As a leader, he's released five albums including Songs of Freedom (2019) with vocal performances by Rene Marie, Alicia Olatuja, and Theo Bleckmann; and four more CDs with the New Century Jazz Quintet, the Japan–based group he co–leads with pianist Takeshi Ohbayashi. Owens is the creator of such ambitious works as Ulysses in 3, a multi-disciplinary performance piece based on James Joyce' Ulysses and presented in 2015 at the Park Avenue Armory Conservancy; and the seven–movement suite Stages of Us, commissioned by Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art for the MoMA Summer Garden Series. "Generation Y" is an exciting new project from this gifted renaissance man of jazz; the ensemble includes rising–star saxophonist Alex... (read more)

Billy Childs – Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro - Jazz Standard
July 11, 2019 - New York

All of us at Jazz Standard are delighted to welcome back five–time GRAMMY Award winner Billy Childs, a musician held in the highest esteem for his prodigious skills as a pianist, composer, and arrang­er. Childs began his remarkable career as an apprentice musician with the bands of Freddie Hubbard and J.J. Johnson in the late Seventies and early Eighties. In 1988, he launched his recording career as a leader with Take For Example, This...– the first of his four criti­cally acclaimed albums for Windham Hill Jazz. For this much–anticipated engagement, Billy and band – including the exceptional vocalists Alicia Olatuja and Kate McGarry – will revisit the 2014 Sony Masterworks album Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro. In his Rolling Stone review (9.9.2014), Dave DiMartino wrote: "This polished product, the work of jazz pianist Billy Childs, spotlights many of Nyro's best songs via Childs' creative orchestrations and the marvelous guest performers…Highly recommended." Billy Childs' latest album, Rebirth(Mack Avenue), marks "a return to the snaking quickfire hard–bop Childs played in the '70s, al­beit infused with all the musics he has visited so intelligently since…It's ultra–s... (read more)

Billy Childs – Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro - Jazz Standard
July 12, 2019 - New York

All of us at Jazz Standard are delighted to welcome back five–time GRAMMY Award winner Billy Childs, a musician held in the highest esteem for his prodigious skills as a pianist, composer, and arrang­er. Childs began his remarkable career as an apprentice musician with the bands of Freddie Hubbard and J.J. Johnson in the late Seventies and early Eighties. In 1988, he launched his recording career as a leader with Take For Example, This...– the first of his four criti­cally acclaimed albums for Windham Hill Jazz. For this much–anticipated engagement, Billy and band – including the exceptional vocalists Alicia Olatuja and Kate McGarry – will revisit the 2014 Sony Masterworks album Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro. In his Rolling Stone review (9.9.2014), Dave DiMartino wrote: "This polished product, the work of jazz pianist Billy Childs, spotlights many of Nyro's best songs via Childs' creative orchestrations and the marvelous guest performers…Highly recommended." Billy Childs' latest album, Rebirth(Mack Avenue), marks "a return to the snaking quickfire hard–bop Childs played in the '70s, al­beit infused with all the musics he has visited so intelligently since…It's ultra–s... (read more)

Billy Childs – Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro - Jazz Standard
July 13, 2019 - New York

All of us at Jazz Standard are delighted to welcome back five–time GRAMMY Award winner Billy Childs, a musician held in the highest esteem for his prodigious skills as a pianist, composer, and arrang­er. Childs began his remarkable career as an apprentice musician with the bands of Freddie Hubbard and J.J. Johnson in the late Seventies and early Eighties. In 1988, he launched his recording career as a leader with Take For Example, This...– the first of his four criti­cally acclaimed albums for Windham Hill Jazz. For this much–anticipated engagement, Billy and band – including the exceptional vocalists Alicia Olatuja and Kate McGarry – will revisit the 2014 Sony Masterworks album Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro. In his Rolling Stone review (9.9.2014), Dave DiMartino wrote: "This polished product, the work of jazz pianist Billy Childs, spotlights many of Nyro's best songs via Childs' creative orchestrations and the marvelous guest performers…Highly recommended." Billy Childs' latest album, Rebirth(Mack Avenue), marks "a return to the snaking quickfire hard–bop Childs played in the '70s, al­beit infused with all the musics he has visited so intelligently since…It's ultra–s... (read more)

Billy Childs – Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro - Jazz Standard
July 14, 2019 - New York

All of us at Jazz Standard are delighted to welcome back five–time GRAMMY Award winner Billy Childs, a musician held in the highest esteem for his prodigious skills as a pianist, composer, and arrang­er. Childs began his remarkable career as an apprentice musician with the bands of Freddie Hubbard and J.J. Johnson in the late Seventies and early Eighties. In 1988, he launched his recording career as a leader with Take For Example, This...– the first of his four criti­cally acclaimed albums for Windham Hill Jazz. For this much–anticipated engagement, Billy and band – including the exceptional vocalists Alicia Olatuja and Kate McGarry – will revisit the 2014 Sony Masterworks album Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro. In his Rolling Stone review (9.9.2014), Dave DiMartino wrote: "This polished product, the work of jazz pianist Billy Childs, spotlights many of Nyro's best songs via Childs' creative orchestrations and the marvelous guest performers…Highly recommended." Billy Childs' latest album, Rebirth(Mack Avenue), marks "a return to the snaking quickfire hard–bop Childs played in the '70s, al­beit infused with all the musics he has visited so intelligently since…It's ultra–s... (read more)

Desi Saturdays - Stage 48
Through July 14, 2019 - New York

Age: 21+ Each & Every Saturday Night, come experience the Glamour & Glitz of Bollywood as you Mix, Mingle and Dance at New York City's Hottest Saturday Night DesiParty @ Stage48. Desi Saturdays is one high society DesiParty. Wow factor everywhere. Beautiful people, beautiful venue, beautiful ambiance, and did we mention beautiful people? High energy, amazing music and a packed house are just some of the traits of what you would expect at this weekly Bollywood party. This event is the talk of the town amongst young socialites. It's so exclusive it only takes place on Saturday Nights, and don't even try to dress down, because it is almost impossible to get in, but more importantly you would feel so out of place. So don your best, and you may just be lucky enough to party out on Saturdays Nights at Stage48!! + Google Calendar+ iCal Export


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