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Live Music in Clubs and Bars in Midtown This Week - September 16-September 23

September 16, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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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.

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - Birdland
September 16, 2018 - 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. For more information about the orchestra and other ALJA initiatives, please visit us at www.afrolatinjazz.org

Kelly Green Trio - The Green Room 42
September 19, 2018 - New York

"Kelly Green is a triple threat here as pianist, vocalist and composer" -George Harris, JAZZ WEEKLY Kelly Green a young, critically acclaimed jazz pianist, vocalist, composer, and bandleader makes her Green Room 42 debut with her trio featuring the brilliant musicians Alex Tremblay on upright bass and Evan Hyde on drums. The Kelly Green Trio has recently performed and toured in Colombia, Florida, Rhode Island, San Francisco, and Connecticut, and most often in New York City in Jazz clubs such as the Jazz Standard, Mezzrow, Fat Cat, and Minton's. They will play an interactive, tightly arranged, and exciting set of songs from the great American songbook and jazz classics including Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, and Rogers/Hammerstein as well as original compositions by Kelly Green from her highly recommended recently released debut album "Life Rearranged". With Sarah Vaughan-esque vocals and swinging piano, upright bass, and drums the Kelly Green Trio creates a relaxed and exciting 1940's style sexy ambience that will take you through a range of emotions. It is the perfect group to enjoy while having a glass of wine, enjoying the company of a date, or relaxing after a long day on the t... (read more)

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