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SMOKE Jazz Club Kickstarts its 25th Anniversary Festivities with a Special Concert Series April 10th-14th

Apr 10 Through Apr 14 | Wed | In-Person $35-$55. Livestream $15.
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SMOKE Jazz Club Kickstarts its 25th Anniversary Festivities with a Special Concert Series April 10th-14th at SMOKE Jazz Club

Rated the #1 jazz club in New York City (Secret NYC), SMOKE Jazz Club is thrilled to present the first of many 25th anniversary celebrations starting with George Coleman and special guests (Apr 10-14). NEA Jazz Master George Coleman opened the doors to SMOKE in April 1999, then christened its newly renovated space post-pandemic in July 2022, and returns in April to celebrate the club’s 25th anniversary. Joining Coleman are several special guests such as Joe Farnsworth who also inaugurated the SMOKE stage 25 years ago. This marks the beginning of year-round Silver Jubilee festivities to be announced soon. For the most updated calendar, please visit

Wed-Sun Apr 10-14 SMOKE’s 25th Anniversary Celebration featuring George Coleman and special guests

Wed + Sun only:

George Coleman – tenor saxophone
John Webber – bass
Emmet Cohen – piano 
Joe Farnsworth – drums
Thu–Sat only:
George Coleman – tenor saxophone
John Webber – bass
Peter Bernstein – guitar
Michael Weiss – piano
Carl Allen – drums

“[Coleman] is still one of the most fluent and inventive tenor saxophonists around.” – The Guardian

SMOKE celebrates its 25th anniversary led by the legendary tenor saxophonist who launched the then-new club on its first night, April 9, 1999, the great George Coleman! Downbeat says, “When you hear the tenor sax of George Coleman, you know it’s him within a few notes. That deep spark of a tone evokes a time and place—be it his historic work with Max Roach, Chet Baker, and Miles Davis, or as a leader in his own right.” He is leading two exciting groups for the occasion; the first group bookends the engagement on Wednesday and Sunday with pianist Emmet Cohen, bassist John Webber, and drummer Joe Farnsworth—who also inaugurated the SMOKE stage 25 years ago. The middle three nights—Thursday, Friday, and Saturday—feature a band with guitarist Peter Bernstein, pianist Michael Weiss, bassist John Webber, and drummer Carl Allen.


Located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side at the junction of Broadway and 106th Street (aka Duke Ellington Boulevard), Smoke Jazz Club is one of New York City’s premier live music venues. Renowned for offering top-notch programming of accessible, timeless jazz featuring legendary performers, modern masters and rising stars, Smoke stands apart with its candlelit dining room, stellar acoustics, and classic American cuisine. Founded in 1999, SMOKE also boasts a GRAMMY-nominated label, Smoke Sessions Records, and a celebrated streaming concert series, Smoke Screens. For everything else, visit 

Ticketing + Information:

When: Wednesday-Sunday, April 10-14 @ 7:00 p.m. + 9:00 p.m. and additional 10:30 p.m. (Fri & Sat only). Doors open at 5:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)

Where: SMOKE Jazz Club, 2751 Broadway (between 105/106th Streets), New York, NY, Train: 1 to 103rdStreet.

Tickets: In-Person $35-$55. Livestream $15. For more information and to make reservations, please visit

Venue: SMOKE Jazz Club

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