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Blues and Jazz in New York City This Week - March 17-March 24

March 17, 2019 - by CG Directory Editor
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Music fans in NYC can find all the latest blues and jazz shows and performances in City Guide's calendar. With newer venues like Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola joined by world-famous classics like the Village Vanguard and Birdland, you'll find jazz from hard bop to progressive. The blues also live in NYC, at great spots like Terra Blues.

Jazz for Kids - Jazz Standard
Through February 11, 2019 - New York

he Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra is a performance driven program that gives talented and dedicated young jazz musicians the opportunity to perform regularly in one of New York City's leading jazz clubs often with guest artists from the New York scene. The visiting guests give a workshop to the band members in addition to providing the experience of playing with the top musicians on the scene. On Sundays during the school year, the students rehearse and workshop in the room before opening the doors at 1:00pm and giving a concert that is free and open to the public at 2:00pm.

After Hours hosted by The Program of Deprogramming - Fat Cat
March 17, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by The Program of Deprogramming

Bobby Lavell Jazz Orchestra - Birdland Jazz Club
March 17, 2019 - New York

Bobby LaVell Jazz Orchestra

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - Birdland Jazz Club
March 17, 2019 - New York

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Bobby LaVell Jazz Orchestra - Birdland
March 17, 2019 - New York

Born in Memphis, Tennessee Bobby LaVell gained an interest in music while in high school. He became proficient on the Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet and Piano while pursuing formal musical studies at Memphis State (now the University of Memphis), and Shelby State College. Bobby also studied and became proficient as an arranger and composer during that time. Bobby' s formal education continued with composition studies with Bob Brookmeyer and Manny Albam at the B.M.I. Jazz Composers Workshop. Bobby studied improvisation with Fred Ford of Memphis, Tennessee, and he credits Ford with shaping his musical philosophy. . . "He was the best teacher anyone could have, because he taught me to teach myself. However, his first and foremost influence was his father, the late Bob (Honeymoon) Garner, a pianist and organist in the Memphis area. During Bobby's early professional career, he performed, arranged and conducted for Memphis singer Lee Stone.

Jazz For Kids - Jazz Standard
March 17, 2019 - New York

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra is a performance driven program that gives talented and dedicated young jazz musicians the opportunity to perform regularly in one of New York City's leading jazz clubs often with guest artists from the New York scene. The visiting guests give a workshop to the band members in addition to providing the experience of playing with the top musicians on the scene. On Sundays during the school year, the students rehearse and workshop in the room before opening the doors at 1:00pm and giving a concert that is free and open to the public at 2:00pm.

Cortelyou Jazz Jam - Bar Chord
March 17, 2019 - Brooklyn

Weekly Jazz Jam hosted by Michael Vitali

Sunday Night Jazz at The Campbell - The Campbell
March 17, 2019 - New York

Need a place to wind down before the start of the work week? Then come unwind at The Campbell for a night of jazz while enjoying cocktails and light bites. Every Sunday from 6pm – 10pm, forget about your problems while the sounds of smooth jazz flow from the hugely talented jazz duo, Acute Inflections. *Entry to Sunday Night Jazz is free, however booking a table is highly recommended to make sure you get the best view of the show*

Matthias Goerne, baritone with Daniil Trifonov, piano & Musicians of the New York Philharmonic - 92Y
March 17, 2019 - Upper East Side

A masterly singer endowed with an opulent baritone that includes a silky, cellolike high register and penetrating depths … " — The New York Times "Few artists have burst onto the classical music scene in recent years with the incandescence of pianist Daniil Trifonov." — The New York Times The masterful baritone Matthias Goerne collaborates with pianist Daniil Trifonov on selected German lieder before being joined by the New York Philharmonic String Quartet in a performance of Hanns Eisler's Ernste Gesänge (Serious Songs), a piece in which "Goerne colors every word with insight and intensity" (BBC Magazine). Eisler said about this cycle, completed shortly before his death in 1962, "it is consciousness—reflection—depression—revival and again consciousness...one must describe the up and down of…actual situations, sing about them and comment on them." We may find shocking similarities between the situations on which Eisler commented, and those of our current age. The Quartet is then joined by Trifonov in Johannes Brahms' mighty Piano Quintet.

Christopher Mcbrite - Minton's Playhouse
March 17, 2019 - New York

Superb Alto Saxophonist Christopher McBride has been slowly but steadily turning heads with his ubiquitous work as an invaluable sideman since the mid-aughts. Now Christopher is gaining respect amongst fans, critics and his peers as one of the most versatile musicians in the world. His 2012 debut album Quatuor de Force certainly establishes his ability to front a group and write his own soulful, melodically indelible tunes. Applauded for his ability to play in all musical situations, McBride has the ability to unleash a fiery attack and serrated tone, but on his recent album he explores a more measured, mellow sound heavily influenced by contemporary R&B—with a strong shot of Cannonball Adderley's post-bop sensuality–but his improvising is very rigorous and cogent.

Mennie/Minasi Duo - Symphony Space
March 17, 2019 - Manhattan

Carol began singing jazz in 1989 when she met her husband, jazz guitarist Dom Minasi, and by April 1990 they debuted as a duo in the Kingsborough College Jazz Concert. Carol combined her singing & acting in the dual role of Lady Blues and Mrs. Beckoff in the revival of TORCH SONG TRILOGY in New York, where Dom was the Musical Director. Carol and Dom have worked as a duo since 1990, performing in the most noted clubs, including Birdland, Smoke and The Blue Note in New York City. During the 1999 Christmas Season they performed at the Clinton White House. In 2002 they performed with their septet at the Central Park Bandshell. Carol can be heard on Dom Minasi's Time Will Tell on Monk's ' Round Midnight. She is featured on Dom's website (www.domminasi.com) as well as her own: (www.carolmennie.com) Her 2004 release as a solo artist I'm Not A Sometime Thing produced arranged by Dom with 5 of his originals, met with glowing reviews. Other collaborations include being featured on Dom's double CD extravaganza, The Vampire's Revenge voted 'Top 10 Album of 2006' by Downbeat's Howie Mandel. Carol is currently working on her next album featuring Dr. Lonnie Smith.

Grant Stewart Quartet - Smalls Jazz Club
March 17, 2019 - New York

Born in Toronto, Canada on June 4, 1971, Grant Stewart was exposed to the music of Charlie Parker, Wardell Gray and Coleman Hawkins by his father, a high-school English teacher and semiprofessional guitarist. Father and son often played together for hours on end. It was through these early experiences and his father's encouragement that Stewart first developed a strong ear for melody, style, and improvisation. He began with the alto saxophone at age 10, and when he was 14 his first teacher, noted Toronto bandleader Pete Schofield, invited him to play professionally in Schofield's Big Band. At 17 he switched to the tenor saxophone and was soon playing with such master saxophonists as Pat Labarbara and Bob Mover. Stewart considers Mover to be one of his greatest teachers and among his strongest influences along with Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Don Byas, and Lester Young. Since moving to New York City at the age of 19, Stewart has studied with such masters as Donald Byrd, Barry Harris, and Joe Lovano, and performed with Curtis Fuller, John Hendricks, Clark Terry, Etta Jones, Bill Charlap, Frank Gant, Dan Barret, Bob Mover, Brad Mehldau, Russell Malone, Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstei... (read more)

Ecstatic Music Festival: ETHEL & Face the Music - Kaufman Music Center
March 17, 2019 - New York

Special guest appearance by Todd Rundgren NYC's "infectiously visceral" (Pitchfork), "vital and brilliant" (New Yorker) string quartet ETHEL teams up with quartets from Kaufman Music Center's dynamic Face the Music youth program for an afternoon of invigorating new music. The performance showcases repertoire commissioned for ETHEL and developed during the quartet's 2018-19 residency with Face the Music at Kaufman Music Center.

Jon Beshay Quartet - Smalls Jazz Club
March 17, 2019 - New York

"I play music because I like to listen to music, and when I'm playing I'm in charge of what I'm hearing." Jonathan Beshay-jazz saxophonist, bandleader, and composer-says that there's no other agenda when his group takes the bandstand. Fortunately for audiences, Beshay likes to hear good music. His first role models were the old masters of jazz (John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, and Lester Young) but it would be a mistake to assume that modern music isn't fair game for Beshay. Artists such as Walter Smith and John Ellis make their way onto his list of influences, all uttered in the same breath as Coleman Hawkins and Woody Shaw. When pressed, he compares his musical process to the late Mulgrew Miller's; something that is rooted deep down in the history of jazz, but has blossomed outward into an art that is unique and new.

Ben Zweig Trio After-Hours - Smalls Jazz Club
March 17, 2019 - New York

Jazz drummer and educator, Ben Zweig, "is able to combine history with the current musical environment, making it sound fresh" (Don Sickler, Grammy winning producer). After moving to NYC in 2011, the 26 year old has accompanied an impressive array of jazz luminaries, including; Randy Weston, Johnny O'Neal, Larry Ridley, David Williams, Roy Hargrove, Deborah Davis, Joe Cohn, Champian Fulton, Jerry Dodgion, and Steve Nelson. Described by downbeat as "especially crisp and articulate," Zweig has presented his personalized drum sounds on tours throughout the continental US, Asia and Canada. He currently tours regularly with Ben Rosenblum's trio and leads a bi-weekly residency hosting the Sunday late night jam sessions at Smalls Jazz Club in NYC.

'Sunday Supper' with Alexis Cole - Smoke Jazz & Supper Club
March 17, 2019 - New York

Alexis Cole [voice & piano] Called "one of the great voices of today" by SiriusXM's Jonathan Schwartz, Alexis Cole has also been compared to classic jazz singers such as Anita O'Day and JazzTimes states, "Cole's easy sense of swing is strongly reminiscent of Sarah Vaughan." Her luxurious voice and innovative interpretations make her an instant audience favorite with audiences. Alexis is a past winner of the NY Jazzmobile and Montreux Jazz Festival vocal competitions, and a finalist of the Sarah Vaughan Competition. In the words of Japan's Swing Journal, "We've been waiting for the next great singer to come along, and finally… Alexis."

Public Sound - Smoke Jazz & Supper Club
March 17, 2019 - New York

Giveton has a beautiful sound and feel conception about the music. He's definitely an important part of the wave of younger musicians who have the intellect, feeling, and intensity to perpetuate the highest levels of our music." -Wynton Marsalis "I really love Giveton's sound and vocal quality that he has when he plays. He is one of the few players that I have heard that actually sings through the horn." -Roy Hargrove

Kelly Green Trio - Fine & Rare
March 17, 2019 - New York

Performance by Kelly Green Trio

Tyler Blanton - 55 Bar
March 17, 2019 - New York

Ray Anderson - 55 Bar
March 17, 2019 - New York

Charles Tolliver 50th Anniversary Paper Man: Bartz/Iyer/White/Williams - Blue Note
Through March 17, 2019 - New York

Charles Tolliver - Trumpet Gary Bartz - Saxophone Vijay Iyer - Piano Lenny White - Drums Buster Williams - Bass Paper Man is the debut album led by American jazz trumpeter Charles Tolliver featuring Gary Bartz, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Joe Chambers recorded in 1968 and first released on the British Black Lion label as Charles Tolliver and His All Stars then later released on the Freedom label.

Miguel Zenón - Village Vanguard
Through March 17, 2019 - New York

Miguel Zenón (alto sax) Luis Perdomo (piano) Hans Glawischnig (bass) Henry Cole (drums) [Zenón] has carved out a unique path for himself as an interpreter of the music of his native Puerto Rico through the lens of cutting-edge, acoustic jazz. This isn't the kind of jazz that is influenced by Afro-Cuban music and percussion. The compositions he writes for his long-standing quartet bristles and pops with the excitement of vision of his peers, a generation that is challenging and changing the aesthetic of jazz.

The Mosquito - Dixon Place
March 18, 2019 - New York

Hang out at the lounge at Dixon Place, the iconic & funky east-village theatre. Have a drink while checking out an early evening collection of musicians, writers, comics & creative types doing all kinds of things. Regulars include Pat Candaras, Cynthia Kaplan, Peri Gaffney, Kathryn Rossetter, Sheila Head, Susan Burns, Sue Giles, Nancy Shayne, and MORE!

David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong - Birdland
March 18, 2019 - New York

Inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and their colleagues, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band breathes life and passion into America's own great art form. Legendary record producer George Avakian describes the band in this way: "There has never been a band quite like this one. Most groups, past and present, stick to one style. Some current groups attempt to recreate early recordings in their entirety. These guys do neither. Inspired by divergent bands of the 1920s and 30s, you'll hear them swing a variety of styles in music by a wide range of composers, always true to the joy and heart of the music." Now in its 17th year of residency at Birdland, the weekly post-workday engagement is the city's best musical bargain! Tuba player David Ostwald leads a rotating lineup that features talents such as clarinetist Anat Cohen, trombonist/vocalist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Ehud Asherie, drummer Marion Felder and more!

George Braith Group - Fat Cat
March 18, 2019 - New York

George Braith Group

After Hours hosted by Billy Kaye - Fat Cat
March 18, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by Billy Kaye

Matt Baker: A Rhapsody of Gershwin - Birdland Jazz Club
March 18, 2019 - New York

Matt Baker: A Rhapsody of Gershwin

David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band - Birdland Jazz Club
March 18, 2019 - New York

David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band

Matt Baker - Birdland
March 18, 2019 - New York

Jazz pianist Matt Baker returns to the Birdland stage with the world premiere of a brand new project: Gershwin, like you've never heard it. Mr. Baker will present a whole new spin on the music one of America's most celebrated composers, with an all-star lineup from the heart of New York's jazz scene. Comprising music from Crazy for You, Porgy and Bess and An American in Paris, plus other exciting gems from the classical and popular worlds of George Gershwin! Joining Matt will be Endea Owens on double bass and Curtis Nowosad on drums. Matt Baker's sideman credits include touring and performing with vocalists Ann Hampton Callaway, Jennifer Holliday, Patti LaBelle, Veronica Swift (2015 Monk competition winner), Tierney Sutton, Arianna Neikrug (2015 Sarah Vaughan competition winner) and Judy Collins, as well as guitar icon Bucky Pizzarelli, tenor saxophonist Joel Frahm. Matt Baker was an award winner in the 2003 Montreux International Solo Jazz Piano competition and a semi-finalist in 2004 and 2005. Originally from Australia, Matt has called New York City home since 2010, performs at jazz venues throughout the city and abroad and in 2017 released his latest DVD album "Live at Birdlan... (read more)

Jim Caruso's Cast Party - Birdland Jazz Club
March 18, 2019 - New York

"Jim Caruso's Cast Party is the best thing to happen to nightlife since prohibition ended." Think "American Idol" meets "The Tonight Show." Imagine Martin Short and Liza throw a hip house party around the baby grand…and you're invited! Cast Party is a wildly popular happening that has brought Broadway glitz and urbane wit to the legendary Birdland in New York City every Monday night since 2003. It is the ultimate spot to mix and mingle with show folk and the people who love them. Cast Party is a hilariously impromptu variety show where showbiz superstars and up-and-comers deliver jaw-dropping musical performances and razzle-dazzle. Legendary showman Jim Caruso guides the entire affair with razor-sharp humor and the unbridled enthusiasm of an uber-fan. Musical Director Billy Stritch holds court at the ivories, along with Steve Doyle on bass, and Daniel Glass on drums...but the real fun starts when the audience participates in the onstage festivities. Broadway legends, jazzers, cabaret divas, starry-eyed tourists and kids right off the bus take to the stage and entertain each other. If you have a voice, a dream and some sheet music, your Cast Party moment just might be at hand. C... (read more)

Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra with Special Guest Marshall Gilkes - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
March 18, 2019 - New York

With the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra and trombonist Marshall Gilkes.

Kalman Olah Group - Smalls Jazz Club
March 18, 2019 - New York

A native of Hungary, jazz pianist Kálmán Oláh has gained international renown as an artist who masterfully combines elements of jazz, folk and contemporary classical music. The recipient of numerous awards, including the Grand Prize at the 2006 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Composers Competition, he has appeared with scores of well-known artists including Lee Konitz, Jack DeJohnette, Ron McClure, Randy Brecker, Steve Grossman, John Patitucci, Tommy Campbell, Stefano Di Battista, Jay Leonhart, Daniel Humair, Andrej Ceccarelli, Paolo Fresu, Kenny Wheeler, Mark Murphy, Shelia Jordan, Palle Danielsson and Ravi Coltrane to name a few.

Joe Farnsworth Trio - Smalls Jazz Club
March 18, 2019 - New York

Joe Farnsworth is already regarded as one of the top jazz drummers in the world, but as far as he is concerned, he is just getting started. He is dedicated to the great tradition of jazz drumming as conceived by men like Max Roach, Roy Haynes, Elvin Jones, Billy Higgins and Arthur Taylor and it keeps him in the practice room trying to continue and extend it

Jon Elbaz Trio After-Hours - Smalls Jazz Club
March 18, 2019 - New York

Never Give Up

David Hazeltine Quartet - Smoke Jazz & Supper Club
March 18, 2019 - New York

David Hazeltine was called "for sure, the brightest star on the jazz piano horizon" by Cedar Walton. JazzTimes says, "A player and writer with great respect for the melody, Hazeltine can be surprisingly inventive with the harmonic and rhythmic possibilities in a tune. Unobtrusive yet frequently exciting, Hazeltine always sounds as if he is digging what he's playing, and his approach makes well-known tunes sound fres

The New Jam Session - Smoke Jazz & Supper Club
March 18, 2019 - New York

Smoke's long-running Monday Night Jam Session is the place to hear the best up-and-coming talent in New York.

Mike Stern - 55 Bar
March 18, 2019 - New York

Mike Stern - 55 Bar
March 18, 2019 - New York

Daniel Bennett Group - Residence Inn Times Square
March 19, 2019 - New York

New York saxophonist Daniel Bennett has been hailed as one of the most original and unpredictable musical voices of his generation. Daniel Bennett Group performs the weekly "Experimental Tuesday" concert series at the Residence Inn Times Square. Bennett is joined every week by renowned guitarist Mark Cocheo. The music is a provocative mix of jazz, avant-pop, and American folk music. The Boston Globe describes Bennett's music as "a mix of jazz, folk, and minimalism." The trio was recently voted "Best New Jazz Group" in New York City Hot House Magazine. The Daniel Bennett Group has been featured in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, NPR, Indianapolis Public Radio, San Francisco Examiner, St. Louis Public Radio and the Village Voice. Time Out New York describes the music as, "hypnotic." In addition to leading his own band, Daniel Bennett performs in Broadway and Off-Broadway theater productions in New York City. Daniel Bennett recently composed the musical score for stage adaptations of 'Frankenstein' and 'Brave Smiles' at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Manhattan. Daniel Bennett currently plays woodwinds in 'Blank! The Musical,' the first fully improvised Off-Broadway musical to launch o... (read more)

Ten Fé - The Bowery Ballroom
March 19, 2019 - New York

The story of Ten Fé is a love story, of sorts. For the songwriters at the centre of it – Ben Moorhouse (33) and Leo Duncan (35) – the band is the eventual realisation of two respective careers spent navigating the bumpy terrain of the music industry. Both have been in bands before, some successful, some less so, until in each-other they finally found a musical partnership built on a deeper understanding. As they prepare to release their second album, the pair are reflecting on where they're at and how they've got there. Leo is from the Black Country. He grew up in Walsall, an industrial town north-west of Birmingham – a place regularly voted "the armpit of England", he adds, beaming with pride. He describes his household as "Catholic-socialist", all about inclusion, and steeped in a tradition of folk singing passed down through his Irish family. Ben on the other hand, originally from East London, found his musical feet in school – picking up a guitar, and moving through Britpop into psychedelia and then jazz as he progressed through his teenage years. Separated by 150 miles, the pair both spent their formative years writing songs and playing shows. On leaving school Ben made for th... (read more)

After Hours hosted by Russ Nolan's Latin Jam Session - Fat Cat
March 19, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by Russ Nolan's Latin Jam Session

Baritoned - Birdland Jazz Club
March 19, 2019 - New York

BariToned

Patricia Barber Trio: Higher Album Release Celebration - Birdland Jazz Club
March 19, 2019 - New York

Patricia Barber Trio: "Higher" Album Release Celebration

Mark Soskin - Birdland Jazz Club
March 19, 2019 - New York

Mark Soskin

BariToned - Birdland
March 19, 2019 - New York

BariToned, is a trio of large-and-in-charge baritones that give a tip of the heel to Broadway's Leading Ladies. Starring Joe Hager, Edward Miskie, and Kyle Hines, these three brooding baritones smolder through the whimsical world of strong, independent women in this "sublimely smart, genuinely entertaining (Cabaret Hotspot)" musical theatre review. Returning to Birdland to kick off their first national "Damsel In Distress" Tour, BariToned will be headed from NYC to San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and more. Edward Miskie: The creator, founder, producer, and head of BariToned, Edward is very pumped to deliver the cheek and hilarity that is BariToned. Strap yourself on to something and prepare for the diaphragmal workout of your life. Having played such roles as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh in Anything Goes, Julian Marsh in 42nd Street, Cinderella's Prince/The Wolf in Into The Woods, Fred Graham in Kiss Me Kate, Adam Pontipee in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and many more, Edward is looking forward to bringing glimmers of each of these gents to BariToned. Recently, Edward published a book on cancer survivorship framed in musical theatre called "Cancer, Musical Theatre, and Other Ch... (read more)

Sophia Sarlatt - Rue-B Jazz
March 19, 2019 - New York

Sophia Sarlatt

Mike Ledonne's Groover Quartet - Smoke Jazz & Supper Club
March 19, 2019 - New York

Hammond B3 master Mike LeDonne, who was nominated for Best Keyboard Artist 2012 by the prestigious Jazz Journalists Association, leads a jazz dream team of artists in this long-running house party. "…saxophonist Eric Alexander, guitarist Peter Bernstein and drummer Joe Farnsworth are joining LeDonne to present their version of what in the trade is called "grits and gravy" jazz. This is groove music that's fun and good for the soul." - (Greg Thomas, NY Daily News)

Mike Ledonne's Groover Quartet - Smoke Jazz & Supper Club
March 19, 2019 - New York

Hammond B3 master Mike LeDonne, who was nominated for Best Keyboard Artist 2012 by the prestigious Jazz Journalists Association, leads a jazz dream team of artists in this long-running house party. "…saxophonist Eric Alexander, guitarist Peter Bernstein and drummer Joe Farnsworth are joining LeDonne to present their version of what in the trade is called "grits and gravy" jazz. This is groove music that's fun and good for the soul." - (Greg Thomas, NY Daily News)

Dan Weiss - 55 Bar
March 19, 2019 - New York

Carla Bley - Trios with Andy Sheppard / Steve Swallow - Jazz Standard
March 19, 2019 - New York

Here is simply one of the most anticipated club engagements of this New York jazz season. Any public performance by pianist/composer Carla Bley is today a rare and precious occurrence, even more so in an atmosphere as intimate as that of Jazz Standard. She is joined by veteran bassist and longtime collaborator Steve Swallow; and by British saxophonist and composer Andy Sheppard, whose Surrounded by Sea is his third and latest CD for the ECM label. "Even the jazz hardcore sometimes concede that unfettered improvisation can deliver a torrent of notes that could have used the odd edit. The distilled, yet playful, music of Carla Bley's trio is the perfect antidote…With Steve Swallow on bass guitar and Andy Sheppard on saxes, they seemed to be playing the absolute essence of a busier and more convoluted jazz, which they had decided to keep to themselves." (John Fordham, The Guardian, 7.19.2016) Carla Bley – piano Steve Swallow – bass Andy Sheppard – tenor & soprano saxophone

Raphael D'lugoff Trio +1 - Fat Cat
March 20, 2019 - New York

Raphael D'lugoff Trio +1

Don Hahn and Mike Camacho Band - Fat Cat
March 20, 2019 - New York

Don Hahn and Mike Camacho Band

After Hours hosted by Ned Goold - Fat Cat
March 20, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by Ned Goold

David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band - Birdland Jazz Club
March 20, 2019 - New York

David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band

Karen Mason: For the First Time - Birdland Jazz Club
March 20, 2019 - New York

Karen Mason: For the First Time

Patricia Barber Trio: Higher Album Release Celebration - Birdland Jazz Club
March 20, 2019 - New York

Patricia Barber Trio: "Higher" Album Release Celebration

Kristina Koller Quartet - Birdland Jazz Club
March 20, 2019 - New York

Kristina Koller Quartet

Juliette Shipp - Rue-B Jazz
March 20, 2019 - New York

Sophia Sarlatt

Los Mochuelos - Bar Chord
March 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Cumbia music from Colombia. The band is composed of bass, accordion, caja drum and guiro

Carla Bley - TRIOS with Andy Sheppard / Steve Swallow - Jazz Standard
March 20, 2019 - New York

Here is simply one of the most anticipated club engagements of this New York jazz season. Any public performance by pianist/composer Carla Bley is today a rare and precious occurrence, even more so in an atmosphere as intimate as that of Jazz Standard. She is joined by veteran bassist and longtime collaborator Steve Swallow; and by British saxophonist and composer Andy Sheppard, whose Surrounded by Sea is his third and latest CD for the ECM label. "Even the jazz hardcore sometimes concede that unfettered improvisation can deliver a torrent of notes that could have used the odd edit. The distilled, yet playful, music of Carla Bley's trio is the perfect antidote…With Steve Swallow on bass guitar and Andy Sheppard on saxes, they seemed to be playing the absolute essence of a busier and more convoluted jazz, which they had decided to keep to themselves." (John Fordham, The Guardian, 7.19.2016)

David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong - Birdland Jazz Club
March 20, 2019 - New York

Inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and their colleagues, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band breathes life and passion into America's own great art form. Legendary record producer George Avakian describes the band in this way "There has never been a band quite like this one. Most groups, past and present, stick to one style. Some current groups attempt to recreate early recordings in their entirety. These guys do neither. Inspired by divergent bands of the 1920s and 30s, you'll hear them swing a variety of styles in music by a wide range of composers, always true to the joy and heart of the music." Now in its 17th year of residency at Birdland, the weekly post-workday engagement is the city's best musical bargain! Tuba player David Ostwald leads a rotating lineup that features talents such as clarinetist Anat Cohen, trombonist/vocalist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Ehud Asherie, drummer Marion Felder and more

Harlem Sing Jazz - Minton's Playhouse
March 20, 2019 - New York

Harlem Sing Jazz

Uptown Jazz Tentet - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
March 20, 2019 - New York

With trumpeter/co-leader Brandon Lee, trombonists/co-leaders Willie Applewhite, trumpeter James Burton III, alto saxophonist Andy Gutauskas, tenor saxophonist Jon Irabagon, baritone saxophonist Carl Maraghi, pianist Adam Birnbaum, bassist Clovis Nicolas, and drummer Aaron Kimmel.

Immanuel Wilkins Quartet - Smalls Jazz Club
March 20, 2019 - New York

Immanuel Wilkins is an American Saxophonist, Composer, Arranger, and Band Leader. While growing up in the Philadelphia area, he played in his church and programs dedicated to teaching jazz music such as the Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts. Immanuel has had the opportunity to play in Japan, Europe, South America, The United Arab Emirates, and the United States, working and/or recording with Jason Moran, the Count Basie Orchestra, Gretchen Parlato, Solange Knowles, Bob Dylan, and Wynton Marsalis. He also leads his own band, composing and performing new music. Immanuel currently attends The Juilliard School where he studied with saxophonists Bruce Williams and the late Joe Temperley. By being emerged in the scene at a young age around various masters, he continues to pursue his goals of being a force in music and society today. His mission is to create a sound that has a profound spiritual and emotional impact and to become a great leader in the lineage of jazz musicians throughout history. Through studying the human pathos of the music and the culture of jazz, he aspires to bring people together through the commonality of love and belief in this music.

Harold Mabern Trio - Smalls Jazz Club
March 20, 2019 - New York

Early in his career, Mabern played in Chicago with MJT + 3 in the late 1950s and then moved to New York in 1959. Mabern has worked with Jimmy Forrest, Lionel Hampton, the Jazztet (1961-1962), Donald Byrd, Miles Davis (1963), J.J. Johnson (1963-1965), Lee Morgan (1965), Sonny Rollins, Freddie Hubbard, Wes Montgomery, Joe Williams (1966-1967), and Sarah Vaughan.

Micah Thomas Trio After-Hours - Smalls Jazz Club
March 20, 2019 - New York

MICAH THOMAS TRIO "AFTER-HOURS"

Emmet Cohen b3 Trio - Smoke Jazz & Supper Club
March 20, 2019 - New York

Multifaceted Emmet Cohen, called "a master-in-the-making" by the New York City Jazz Record, is one of his generation's pivotal artistic figures. Downbeat praised the "nimble touch, measured stride and warm harmonic vocabulary" he employs to communicate with other musicians and audiences at what he terms "the deepest level of humanity and individuality." He has appeared as a leader or sideman at the Monterey, Newport, North Sea, Bern, and Edinburgh jazz festivals, among others, and is currently a Hammond B-3 organist-in-residence at Smoke on Wednesday nights at 11:30PM. Cohen has performed, recorded or collaborated with Christian McBride, Herlin Riley Kurt Elling, Billy Hart, Jimmy Heath, Brian Lynch, Ali Jackson, Lea DeLaria, and many others. His latest project is called Masters Legacy Series, Vol. 1 which features living legend Jimmy Cobb. This project simultaneously features and honors master musicians, and celebrates them for their current humanity and spirit, while emphasizing the inter-generational transference of information.

RIFFF Benefit Concert - DROM
March 20, 2019 - New York

We're very excited to announce that RIFFF (facebook.com/rifffmusic) will be playing a Charity Event on March 20th supporting Michael J Fox's TEAMFOX organization for Parkinson's research. We've created a donation page and set a goal to raise $2,000. Five million people worldwide are living with Parkinson's disease — a chronic, degenerative neurological disorder. In the United States, 60,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year alone. There is no known cure for Parkinson's disease. But through our support of Team Fox, you can help change this. Our very own dear friend and COO of LiveIntent, Brett Pinegar has had Parkinson's for five years now. He's a great example of someone who's living a very full life with Parkinson's. He's been a coach and mentor for many of us and an inspiration to all.

Melissa Stylianou - 55 Bar
March 20, 2019 - New York

Free Soul - The VNYL- Vintage New York Lifestyle
March 20, 2019 - New York

The X Shows presents.....FREE SOUL - produced by @findyouridnyc Join us for an eclectic evening of soulful and sultry performances at your favorite live music venue, THE VNYL (East Village). Talented artists from the areas of soul, R&B, funk, jazz and poetry take the stage for an epic showcase of rhythm by New York City’s most prominent voices. Part of The X Shows live music series each & every Wednesday at The VNYL. This Wednesday, we also celebrate the EP Release of Afro Punk's Ida Divine's new album, DIVINE TIMING. Ida Divine will be performing her new tracks at The VNYL for the very first time. It promises to be a sultry evening of SOUL. Do you have a voice or sound that should be heard at Free Soul? Apply now via www.thexshows.com/apply to be considered. 20$ to perform. Paying online does not guarantee performance slot - applications are required in ordered to be reviewed by The X Shows team. Artists who arrive late or do not fulfill music submission requirements prior to the show's start time are not guaranteed a performance slot. #FreeSoulNYC #TheXshows 5:00 - 10:00 Free Entry 1 Drink Minimum Only paid tickets are guaranteed entry once we reach capacity.

Carla Bley / Steve Swallow / Andy Sheppard - Jazz Standard
Through March 20, 2019 - New York

Here is simply one of the most anticipated club engagements of this New York jazz season. Any public performance by pianist/composer Carla Bley is today a rare and precious occurrence, even more so in an atmosphere as intimate as that of Jazz Standard. She is joined by veteran bassist and longtime collaborator Steve Swallow; and by British saxophonist and composer Andy Sheppard, whose Surrounded by Sea is his third and latest CD for the ECM label. "Even the jazz hardcore sometimes concede that unfettered improvisation can deliver a torrent of notes that could have used the odd edit. The distilled, yet playful, music of Carla Bley's trio is the perfect antidote…With Steve Swallow on bass guitar and Andy Sheppard on saxes, they seemed to be playing the absolute essence of a busier and more convoluted jazz, which they had decided to keep to themselves." (John Fordham, The Guardian, 7.19.2016) Carla Bley – piano Steve Swallow – bass Andy Sheppard – tenor & soprano saxophone

María Grand: Music as a User's Manual - Roulette
March 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Music as a User's Manual seeks to functionalize the ritualized nature of the concert. It asks what is there to take home after one goes to a concert. Is there any real change that happens, and are there any actual tools offered to listeners that they can implement in their lives? In the first performance of her season-long Roulette residency, María Grand seeks to create self-contained music that is not a means to an end, rather is the means are the end – where sound illustrates, concretely and abstractly, something everyone can do. FIRST SET: María Grand solo, vocals and saxophone SECOND SET: Ganavya Doraiswamy, vocals María Grand, tenor saxophone Joel Ross, vibraphone Rajna Swaminathan, mridangam

Karen Mason: For the First Time - Birdland Jazz Club
March 21, 2019 - New York

Karen Mason: For the First Time

Patricia Barber Trio: Higher Album Release Celebration - Birdland Jazz Club
March 21, 2019 - New York

Patricia Barber Trio: "Higher" Album Release Celebration

Kristina Koller Quartet - Birdland Jazz Club
March 21, 2019 - New York

Kristina Koller Quartet

Jay Leonhart - Birdland
March 21, 2019 - New York

Combining the skills of an old school entertainer and virtuoso jazz man, bassist, vocalist and composer Jay Leonhart has been a fixture of the New York scene for over forty years. When Jay was fourteen he started playing the bass in The Pier Five Dixieland Jazz Band in Baltimore and never looked back. After studying at The Peabody Institute, Jay attended The Berklee School of Music and The Advanced School of Contemporary Music in Toronto, before leaving school to start touring with the traveling big bands of the late 50's and early 60's. Upon moving to New York, Jay eventually began playing for many of the great jazz musicians, big bands, and singers who were to be found in New York - artists like Thad Jones and Mel Lewis, Tony Bennett, Marian McPartland, and Jim Hall. Jay became a very busy studio musician in New York City, visiting every musical genre from James Taylor to Ozzy Osbourne and Queen Latifah. Between 1975 and 1995 he was named The Most Valuable Bassist in the recording industry three times by the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences. Jay has now recorded 15 solo albums. His first one-man show "The Bass Lesson" is being received warmly by critics and aud... (read more)

Foreigner: The Hits On Tour - Tilles Center's Concert Hall
March 21, 2019 - Greenvale

With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world, responsible for some of rock and roll's most enduring anthems including Juke Box Hero, Cold as Ice, Hot Blooded, Waiting for a Girl Like You, Feels Like the First Time, and the worldwide #1 hit, I Want to Know What Love Is.

Jay Leonhart - Birdland Jazz Club
March 21, 2019 - New York

Combining the skills of an old school entertainer and virtuoso jazz man, bassist, vocalist and composer Jay Leonhart has been a fixture of the New York scene for over forty years. When Jay was fourteen he started playing the bass in The Pier Five Dixieland Jazz Band in Baltimore and never looked back. After studying at The Peabody Institute, Jay attended The Berklee School of Music and The Advanced School of Contemporary Music in Toronto, before leaving school to start touring with the traveling big bands of the late 50's and early 60's. Upon moving to New York, Jay eventually began playing for many of the great jazz musicians, big bands, and singers who were to be found in New York - artists like Thad Jones and Mel Lewis, Tony Bennett, Marian McPartland, and Jim Hall. Jay became a very busy studio musician in New York City, visiting every musical genre from James Taylor to Ozzy Osbourne and Queen Latifah. Between 1975 and 1995 he was named The Most Valuable Bassist in the recording industry three times by the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences. Jay has now recorded 15 solo albums. His first one-man show "The Bass Lesson" is being received warmly by critics and aud... (read more)

Foreigner: The Hits On Tour - Tilles Center's Concert Hall
March 21, 2019 - Greenvale

With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world, responsible for some of rock and roll's most enduring anthems including Juke Box Hero, Cold as Ice, Hot Blooded, Waiting for a Girl Like You, Feels Like the First Time, and the worldwide #1 hit, I Want to Know What Love Is.

Latin Jazz Jam Night - Minton's Playhouse
March 21, 2019 - New York

Latin Jazz Jam Night

Diva Jazz Orchestra - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
March 21, 2019 - New York

With the DIVA Jazz Orchestra.

Helen Sung Quintet - Smoke Jazz & Supper Club
March 21, 2019 - New York

Pianist Helen Sung leads an exciting quintet. The Guardian reports that "her lyricism, light touch, and classical polish" is balanced with "plenty of hard-chord muscle." Originally from Houston, Sung is a graduate of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance, a past winner of the Kennedy Center's Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition, and has worked with artists like Ron Carter, Steve Turre, and Wayne Shorter. She didn't fully discover jazz until college but she quickly found her calling. As Thomas Conrad described it in JazzTimes, "Sung earned a master's degree in classical music before she found jazz, which she now plays with extravagant chops and the zeal of a late convert.

Immanuel Wilkins Quartet - Smalls Jazz Club
March 21, 2019 - New York

Immanuel Wilkins is an American Saxophonist, Composer, Arranger, and Band Leader. While growing up in the Philadelphia area, he played in his church and programs dedicated to teaching jazz music such as the Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts. Immanuel has had the opportunity to play in Japan, Europe, South America, The United Arab Emirates, and the United States, working and/or recording with Jason Moran, the Count Basie Orchestra, Gretchen Parlato, Solange Knowles, Bob Dylan, and Wynton Marsalis. He also leads his own band, composing and performing new music. Immanuel currently attends The Juilliard School where he studied with saxophonists Bruce Williams and the late Joe Temperley. By being emerged in the scene at a young age around various masters, he continues to pursue his goals of being a force in music and society today. His mission is to create a sound that has a profound spiritual and emotional impact and to become a great leader in the lineage of jazz musicians throughout history. Through studying the human pathos of the music and the culture of jazz, he aspires to bring people together through the commonality of love and belief in this music.

Tim Hegarty Quartet - Smalls Jazz Club
March 21, 2019 - New York

At age 14 Tim Hegarty was asked to sit in with jazz legends Art Farmer, Clark Terry, and Jon Faddis which changed his life forever. Frank Foster became his saxophone teacher. After soloing with the Guggenhiem Concert Orchestra at Lincoln Center in 1984, Tim was given the opportunity to study clarinet with Ben Armato of the Metorpolitan Opera. He also began to study harmony and piano with Harold Danko and James Williams. It was 1985 when Tim got to meet the great Gil Evans and first got to play with the band.

Malick Koly After-Hours - Smalls Jazz Club
March 21, 2019 - New York

MALICK KOLY "AFTER-HOURS"

Helen Sung Quartet - Smoke Jazz & Supper Club
March 21, 2019 - New York

Pianist Helen Sung leads an exciting quintet. The Guardian reports that "her lyricism, light touch, and classical polish" is balanced with "plenty of hard-chord muscle." Originally from Houston, Sung is a graduate of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance, a past winner of the Kennedy Center's Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition, and has worked with artists like Ron Carter, Steve Turre, and Wayne Shorter. She didn't fully discover jazz until college but she quickly found her calling. As Thomas Conrad described it in JazzTimes, "Sung earned a master's degree in classical music before she found jazz, which she now plays with extravagant chops and the zeal of a late convert.

Isaiah J. Thompson Quartet - Smoke Jazz & Supper Club
March 21, 2019 - New York

Isaiah J. Thompson is a jazz pianist, bandleader, and composer. He began studying classical piano at the age of 5 and quickly branched out to other styles. He was admitted to the Juilliard School at 18 and since has performed with major artists including Christian McBride, Joe Farnsworth, Rodney Whitaker, and was featured on 'Handful of Keys' with the Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis

Sonic Voyage Presents: Stringfest - DROM
March 21, 2019 - New York

SEVEN)SUNS is a string quartet that plays dystopian music rooted in the language of avant metal and hardcore. Our repertoire is drawn from works by the members of the group, re-imagined string quartet versions of metal and hardcore songs, as well as music from the Western art music tradition that we decide fits our sound/time/place. We did a cover Pantera's "This Love/Domination" and a cover of The Dillinger Escape Plan's "43% Burnt". The videos have received over 100,000 views combined and led to features on numerous heavy metal websites such as Metal Injection, SkullsandBones.com, and MetalSucks.net, among others. This, in turn, has led to a collaboration with The Dillinger Escape Plan. We appear prominently on their final album "Dissociation", released in 2016.

Ray Gallon Trio - Fat Cat
March 22, 2019 - New York

Ray Gallon Trio

The Supreme Queens - Fat Cat
March 22, 2019 - New York

The Supreme Queens

After Hours hosted by Jared Gold - Fat Cat
March 22, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by Jared Gold

Aizuri Quartet - Tenri Cultural Institute
March 22, 2019 - New York

The award-winning AIZURI QUARTET make their 5BMF debut this season with an electrifying program of works by Gabriella Smith, Arnold Schoenberg, Komitas Vartapet and Evan Premo, whose String Quartet No. 1 "Deeply Known" was written for the ensemble. Special guest soprano Mary Bonhag joins the Quartet for Schoenberg's String Quartet No. 2. Praised by The Washington Post for "captivating" performances that draw from its notable "meld of intellect, technique and emotions," the Aizuri Quartet was awarded the Grand Prize at the 2018 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition, along with top prizes at the 2017 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in Japan, and the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition in London. ARTISTS ARIANA KIM › violin MIHO SAEGUSA › violin AYANE KOZASA › viola KAREN OUZOUNIAN › cello MARY BONHAG › soprano PROGRAM GABRIELLA SMITH › "Carrot Revolution" EVAN PREMO › "Deeply Known" KOMITAS VARTAPET › Five Armenian folksongs ARNOLD SCHOENBERG › String Quartet No. 2

Karen Mason: For the First Time - Birdland Jazz Club
March 22, 2019 - New York

Karen Mason: For the First Time

Frank Vignola Quartet - Birdland Jazz Club
March 22, 2019 - New York

Frank Vignola Quartet

The Blue Moons - Rue-B Jazz
March 22, 2019 - New York

The Blue Moons

Master Class with Steven Schick, Percussion - Manhattan School of Music
March 22, 2019 - New York

Percussionist, conductor, and author Steven Schick was born in Iowa and raised in a farming family. For forty years he has championed contemporary music by commissioning or premiering more than one hundred-fifty new works. Schick is music director of the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus and artistic director of the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. He was music director of the 2015 Ojai Festival. He maintains a lively schedule of guest conducting including recent appearances with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Modern and the Asko/Schönberg Ensemble. Among his acclaimed publications include a book, "The Percussionist's Art: Same Bed, Different Dreams," and numerous recordings of contemporary percussion music including a 3 CD set of the complete percussion music of Iannis Xenakis (Mode) and a companion recording of the early percussion music of Karlheinz Stockhausen in 2014 (Mode). Steven Schick is Distinguished Professor of Music and holds the Reed Family Presidential Chair at the University of California, San Diego.

Deadgrass: A Bluegrass Grateful Dead Experience - Historic German House
March 22, 2019 - Rochester

Multi-instrumentalist Matt Turk and Grammy award winner C Lanzbom have joined forces to form Deadgrass, an acoustic five piece band that celebrates the music of Jerry Garcia. Web music authority All Music Guide, calls Matt Turk "...an artist to be reckoned with." Matt is a seasoned recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, eternal idealist and compassionate peace loving realist. Based out of Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, Matt is a veteran performer who has engaged audiences around the world. He has shared the stage with Pete Seeger and opened for Judy Collins, The Doobie Brothers, Fiona Apple, the Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart and more. He has performed throughout the USA, Europe, Israel and the Caribbean, appearing at festivals including Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival, Gathering of the Vibes, Atlanta's Music Midtown, Jazz at Lincoln Center and venues including The Beacon Theatre and Brooklyn Bowl. Grammy award winner C Lanzbom has spent years as a studio and touring guitarist. Well traveled in the Middle East, C absorbed Israel-Arabic musical rhythms of the region, fusing these ancient tones with the rock and roll he grew up with along the Jersey shore. C's p... (read more)

The Birdland Big Band - Birdland Theater
March 22, 2019 - New York

Every Friday, and for two headlining weeks a year, the "BBB" roars into action playing a thrilling and original mix of jazz, funk, Brazilian, Latin and world music for sold-out audiences. Featured weekly guest artists drop-in from television bands (David Letterman, Saturday Night Live) and pop music touring bands (Rob Thomas, Rod Stewart). Come see for yourself why Time Out New York called the BBB, "a completely unique experience... there isn't another band like this anywhere," and yelp.com proclaims, "if you hear one band in NYC make sure this is it... and prepare to be blown away!"

The Saturators - Bar Chord
March 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

Afrobeat-Reggae-HipHop-Ska and beyond

The Birdland Big Band - Birdland Jazz Club
March 22, 2019 - New York

Every Friday, and for two headlining weeks a year, the "BBB" roars into action playing a thrilling and original mix of jazz, funk, Brazilian, Latin and world music for sold-out audiences. Featured weekly guest artists drop-in from television bands (David Letterman, Saturday Night Live) and pop music touring bands (Rob Thomas, Rod Stewart). Come see for yourself why Time Out New York called the BBB, "a completely unique experience... there isn't another band like this anywhere," and yelp.com proclaims, "if you hear one band in NYC make sure this is it... and prepare to be blown away!"

Piano Jazz Series: Lynne Arriale Trio - Zinc Bar
March 22, 2019 - New York

"a great, organic pianist whose beautiful and muscular playing ranks with Mehldau and Bill Evans." —LA Weekly Lynne Arriale brings her trio to Zinc for a splendid evening of jazz piano on Friday, March 22. She's supported by bassist Orlando le Fleming and drummer Carl Allen. Lynne Arriale's remarkable career is graced by a rare commitment to authenticity and vulnerability defined by careful craft and high artistic standards. It is precisely this willingness to remain so emotionally exposed that makes her performances so accessible to music lovers of all kinds. If the nature of jazz is "reinvention," then pianist/composer Lynne Arriale has truly led the jazz life, following a personal and musical journey throughout which she has reinvented herself, her craft, her artistic direction. The consummate storyteller, pianist Lynne Arriale immediately connects with her audience through emotionally charged performances. Her compelling compositions, refreshing melodies, and reinterpretations of pop and rock classics not only bring accolades from critics but help create new audiences of listeners previously unfamiliar with jazz.

Vicki Burns Jazz - Symphony Space
March 22, 2019 - Manhattan

Jazz vocalist Vicki Burns has appeared regularly in New York City since her arrival in 2009. Since then, she has performed at Birdland, The Iridium Jazz Club, The Zinc Bar, Cornelia Street Cafe and Bar Thalia to enthusiastic audiences. Working on fresh material for an upcoming recording, she will be joined by great guitarist, Paul Bollenback who has performed with, Carol Sloane, Joe Locke and Joey DeFrancesco.

Duane Eubanks Quintet - Smalls Jazz Club
March 22, 2019 - New York

Philadelphia native and trumpeter Duane Eubanks has performed everywhere from the Hollywood Bowl to Birdland to the Kennedy Center, in addition to touring throughout Europe and Japan. He is a member of Dave Hollands two time GRAMMY Award winning big band and the late Mulgrew Miller's band, Wingspan. Duane was born into a family of musically gifted talent. His mother, pianist Vera ubanks was Kenny Barrons first piano teacher and a professional church pianist; his brothers, renowned trombonist, Robin Eubanks and guitarist, Kevin Eubanks, former bandleader of the The Tonight Show with Jay Leno; as well as his uncle, legendary pianist Ray Bryant all contributed to his early music education. Duane started playing trumpet for the first time at age eleven, but didnt consider music as a career until college. While studying for a Business Administration degree at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Duane joined the universitys jazz band, which afforded him opportunities to play with jazz luminaries such as Stanley Turrentine, Shirley Scott, Charles Fambrough, and Clark Terry.

Mark Gross Quintet - Smalls Jazz Club
March 22, 2019 - New York

2 X GRAMMY AWARD WINNER, Mark Gross swings and sings with soul and rhythm along today's jazz vanguard. He constantly pushes the music forward, while staying true to the elements of the classic sound. Mark Gross has recorded on over 40 notable jazz recording, including GRAMMY winning projects by the Dave Holland Big Band - 'What Goes Around' on ECM Records, and 'Overtime' on Dare 2 Records. Mark has recorded 2 cd's under his own name to date.

Jd Allen After-Hours - Smalls Jazz Club
March 22, 2019 - New York

The Detroit natives apprenticeship has largely been in New York, where he has performed, recorded, and toured with legends Lester Bowie, George Cables, Betty Carter,Louis Hayes , Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Frank Foster Big Band, Winard Harper, Butch Morris, David Murray, Wallace Roney, and contemporaries Cindy Blackman, Orrin Evans, Marcus Gilmore, Russell Gunn, and Me'shell N'degeocello, Dave Douglas among others.

Jd Allen - Smalls
March 22, 2019 - New York

Hailed by the New York Times as "a tenor saxophonist with an enigmatic, elegant and hard-driving style," J.D. Allen is one of the most thoughtful jazz saxophonists on the scene today. The Detroit natives apprenticeship has largely been in New York, where he has performed, recorded, and toured with legends Lester Bowie, George Cables, Betty Carter,Louis Hayes , Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Frank Foster Big Band, Winard Harper, Butch Morris, David Murray, Wallace Roney, and contemporaries Cindy Blackman, Orrin Evans, Marcus Gilmore, Russell Gunn, and Me'shell N'degeocello, Dave Douglas among others.

T-Pain - Bar Chord
March 22, 2019 - Brooklyn

16 & Over With 60 hit songs under his belt and two Grammy trophies on his mantle, T-Pain has cemented himself as one of the most influential artists of all time. But even he needed a bit of time to himself to reload. After a successful run of #1 hits, albums, tours and a plethora of cameo appearances, T-Pain took some time off to enjoy the fruits

Family Concert: Who is Miles Davis? - Jazz at Lincoln Center
March 23, 2019 - New York

Our Jazz for Young People series continues with an hour-long narrated concert that will teach you all about Miles Davis. With an engaging script, live musical performances, and crowd participation, your family will be excited to learn about Davis' trials and triumphs and hear examples of what made his music so special. Trumpet master Sean Jones (a former Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member) serves as host and bandleader, bringing both the story and the music to life in a most impressive manner. Far from a typical career retrospective, this Family Concert shows you not only what Davis accomplished, but also how he did it. Your kids will discover how Davis listened with open ears, found inspiration in the genius of others, and brought many influences into his own individual and evolving vision. Our Family Concerts are always a good time, and this fun afternoon program will entertain and inspire your family whether you're already jazz lovers or perhaps simply wondering, "Who is Miles Davis?"

The Siegel Family & Friends - The Peoples' Voice Cafe
March 23, 2019 - New York

The Siegels' roots are firmly implanted in social justice and a love of music. Raised in the Hudson Valley activist folk scene, Laurie and Peter began performing together at local festivals as part of the Harmonious Hogchokers folk trio. They joined Pete Seeger's Clearwater organization in the 1970's, and both contributed to Pete Seeger's CDs, Tomorrow's Children and Pete at 89. Carole, Jeff, and Laurie sing with the Walkabout Clearwater Chorus, and Laurie is also a member of Hudson Valley Sally. Peter's songs and fiddle tunes have been published in Sing Out! and The Portland Collection of Fiddle Tunes. His most recent work is centered around his Vermont-based world beat ensemble The Gaslight Tinkers.

Hudson Valley Sally - The Peoples' Voice Cafe
March 23, 2019 - New York

Hudson Valley Sally is Terry Colliton, John Fisher, Laurie Siegel, and David Tarlo. Their music is rooted in the tradition of activist folk music--an unending chain that goes back centuries and spans the globe. They are dedicated to keeping alive some of the oldest songs, and introducing some of the newest. "Hudson Valley Sally sings with a freshness and innocence that reminds us why we fell in love with folk music in the first place." --Si Kahn

RBA: Derek Gripper: Hypnotic Strings of Africa - Roulette
March 23, 2019 - Brooklyn

Derek Gripper's exploration of Mali's greatest instrumental virtuosos has created a new form of classical guitar music out of one of Africa's richest musical traditions. Derek, a master guitarist from South Africa, magically conjures anew a centuries-old ancient African musical heritage, interpreting kora (21-string harp-lute) compositions on solo guitar – a feat which the renowned classical guitarist John Williams said he thought was "absolutely impossible until I heard Derek Gripper do it." His hypnotic guitar renditions of Toumani Diabaté's elaborate compositions for the 21-string West African kora are without precedent. His recent work includes transcriptions and improvisations based on the work of other Malian composer/performers such as Ali Farka Touré, Ballaké Sissoko, Salif Keita and Fanta Sacko, as well as his own compositions based on the music of the Western Cape of South Africa. His recording, Libraries on Fire, explores kora duets on solo guitar.

Eric Comstock - Birdland Jazz Club
March 23, 2019 - New York

Eric Comstock is as entertaining as he is musically savvy, and an acknowledged champion of the pop, jazz & saloon songbooks. He has performed and recorded with some of the world's finest musicians, including Andy Bey, Frank Wess, Peter Washington, Wycliffe Gordon, Matt Wilson, Ken Peplowski and Harry Allen. His most recent CD is "bitter/sweet", on which he appears with star guitarist Randy Napoleon. As a performer/commentator, he has appeared on PBS, CNN, BBC and Radio France.

Wayne Escoffery Group - Fat Cat
March 23, 2019 - New York

Wayne Escoffery Group

After Hours hosted by Greg Glassman - Fat Cat
March 23, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by Greg Glassman

Music In Color: Gabriela Lena Frank - Flushing Town Hall
March 23, 2019 - Flushing

Presented in partnership with Orchestra of St. Luke's, Music in Color turns its focus to the music and life of Gabriela Lena Frank, an American composer of Peruvian, Chinese, and Lithuanian Jewish descent. Frank is featured with a narration written and performed by Kirya Traber. The program includes selections from Frank's own string quartets, as well as a piece by one of her inspirations, Chou Wen-chung, and five new works. "Gabriela Lena Frank captures and transforms an even broader array of non-classical and classical idioms." - Theater Jones

Karen Mason: For the First Time - Birdland Jazz Club
March 23, 2019 - New York

Karen Mason: For the First Time

Patricia Barber Trio: Higher Album Release Celebration - Birdland Jazz Club
March 23, 2019 - New York

Patricia Barber Trio: "Higher" Album Release Celebration

Frank Vignola Quartet - Birdland Jazz Club
March 23, 2019 - New York

Frank Vignola Quartet

Luc Moutin Trio - Rue-B Jazz
March 23, 2019 - New York

Luc Moutin Trio

Karine Polwart Kaia Kater - Carnegie Hall
March 23, 2019 - New York

This special double bill looks back to Scottish and Canadian roots while creating a progressive and thrilling new brand of music. Karine Polwart is a multi-award–winning Scottish songwriter, spoken-word performer, and essayist. She performs traditional music, as well as her own strikingly original, deeply personal, and socially penetrating songs. Kaia Kater was born of African Caribbean descent in Quebec. Her marvelously original music is influenced by the Canadian folk music of her parents and the years she studied and performed Appalachian music in West Virginia.

J.C. Hopkins & the Biggish Band - Minton's Playhouse
March 23, 2019 - New York

J.C. Hopkins & the Biggish Band

Duane Eubanks Quintet - Smalls Jazz Club
March 23, 2019 - New York

Philadelphia native and trumpeter Duane Eubanks has performed everywhere from the Hollywood Bowl to Birdland to the Kennedy Center, in addition to touring throughout Europe and Japan. He is a member of Dave Hollands two time GRAMMY Award winning big band and the late Mulgrew Miller's band, Wingspan. Duane was born into a family of musically gifted talent. His mother, pianist Vera Eubanks was Kenny Barrons first piano teacher and a professional church pianist; his brothers, renowned trombonist, Robin Eubanks and guitarist, Kevin Eubanks, former bandleader of the The Tonight Show with Jay Leno; as well as his uncle, legendary pianist Ray Bryant all contributed to his early music education. Duane started playing trumpet for the first time at age eleven, but didnt consider music as a career until college. While studying for a Business Administration degree at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Duane joined the universitys jazz band, which afforded him opportunities to play with jazz luminaries such as Stanley Turrentine, Shirley Scott, Charles Fambrough, and Clark Terry.

Mark Gross Quintet - Smalls Jazz Club
March 23, 2019 - New York

2 X GRAMMY AWARD WINNER, Mark Gross swings and sings with soul and rhythm along today's jazz vanguard. He constantly pushes the music forward, while staying true to the elements of the classic sound. Mark Gross has recorded on over 40 notable jazz recording, including GRAMMY winning projects by the Dave Holland Big Band - 'What Goes Around' on ECM Records, and 'Overtime' on Dare 2 Records. Mark has recorded 2 cd's under his own name to date. 'Preach Daddy' on King Records and 'Riddle of the Sphinx' on J Curve Records. His consistently professional musicianship has led to live and recorded efforts with many of his fellow pacesetters in jazz music. Mark has toured the world with the Mark Gross Quartet, Philip Harper, Nat Adderley, Dave Holland, Mulgrew Miller, Nicholas Payton, Delfeayo Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Dizzy Gillespie, Nancy Wilson, Jimmy Heath, Dizzy Gillespie Alumni Big Band, Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Tom Harrell Big Band, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Frank Foster and the Loud Minority, Charles Mingus Big Band, Freddie Hubbard, Donald Harrison, Mark Whitfield, Joe Dukes, Captain Jack McDuff, Joe Chambers, Neal Smith, Cyrus Chestnut, Regina Carter, Lionel Hampton, St... (read more)

Philip Harper Quintet - Smalls Jazz Club
March 23, 2019 - New York

Philip Harper (born May 10, 1965 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a jazz trumpeter. He grew up in Atlanta and studied music there. He later worked with The Jazz Messengers and Charles Mingus' big band. He also signed with Verve Records and produced four albums for them.

American Whiskies at Fine & Rare - Fine & Rare
March 23, 2019 - New York

American Whiskey goes well beyond the most notable Bourbon and Rye. In this class we will do a tasting journey across America where we will sample Bourbon, Rye, Single Malt, Corn, Wheat Whiskey and others. You'll have a new appreciation of how diverse American Whiskey can be. Signature cocktail, six whiskies and light appetizers provided.

Patricia Barber - Birdland
Through March 23, 2019 - New York

From her early days leading a jazz trio in small Chicago nightclubs, Patricia Barber has drawn extravagant accolades. The praise came at first from local writers, impressed by her unique arrangements and coolly composed piano improvisations. As she added vocals to her repertoire, the praise poured in from national reviewers intoxicated by her recordings. And when (after years of international touring) she began to focus on her own compositions, kudos arrived from new fans, besotted by her lapidary lyrics and her often indelible imagery. Born in the Chicago suburbs, Barber came by music naturally. Her father was Floyd "Shim" Barber, a saxophonist who had worked with Glenn Miller's orchestra, and the instrument beguiled young Patricia: "When he played the saxophone around the house, I'd put my hand in the bell to feel the music." She began playing classical piano at the age of 6, but by the time she had graduated high school – in South Sioux City, Iowa, where the family had moved in the mid-60s, following her father's death – Barber had foresworn jazz entirely.

Frank Vignola - Birdland
Through March 23, 2019 - New York

Frank Vignola, born December 30th, 1965, is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. His stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world's top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignola to his "Five Most Admired Guitarists List" for the Wall Street Journal. Vignola's stellar technique explains why the New York Times deemed him "one of the brightest stars of the guitar". John di Martino is a jazz pianist, arranger and producer, based in New York City. He has been described as a "shape-shifter", for his creativity across musical genres. John has performed and recorded with David "Fat Head" Newman, Pat Martino, Houston Person and Taj Mahal. Mr. di Martino is a sought after musical director. He has accompanied Jon Hendricks, Keely Smith, Billy Eckstine, and Janis Siegel. John's talents as arranger and pianist can be heard on recordings with Gloria Lynn, and Grady Tate. John's discography includes many Grammy nominated cds, among those are: "Love" with Issac Delgado, "Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B",... (read more)

Karen Mason - Birdland
Through March 23, 2019 - New York

Birdland Theater is proud to announce that Broadway and cabaret star Karen Mason will perform on the new stage for four nights, March 20 – 23 at 7pm. After more than a year in the North American premier tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies, playing Madame Giry to standing ovations, Karen is thrilled to be home in NYC and returning to her love of cabaret. With her Director Barry Kleinbort, and her Music Director Christopher Denny, Karen's all-new show will feature songs written by the songwriters she has known throughout her career. Some of these songs were written for her, some were demos, and some will be included just because she likes the songs! But none of them have ever been sung by Karen in any of her Award-winning cabaret shows! Some of the songs included have been written by Amanda McBroom, David Zippel, Charles Strouse, Barry Kleinbort, Billy Goldenberg, Michele Brourman, Pasek & Paul, Louis Rosen, Frank Wildhorn, Sheldon Harnick, and her husband, Paul Rolnick.

Jimmy Greene Quintet - Jazz Standard
Through March 23, 2019 - New York

Since graduating from the Hartt School of Music in 1997, Jimmy Greene has risen steadily and conscien­tiously to the position of "one of the most striking young tenors of recent years." (Tony Hall, Jazzwise UK). His 2015 album Beautiful Life (Mack Avenue) was nominated for two GRAMMY Awards: in the Best Jazz Instrumental Album category, and for Best Arrangement (Instruments and Vocals) for the track "When I Come Home" with vocal by Javier Colon. Other acclaimed Jimmy Greene CDs include Mission Statement (RazDaz/Sunnyside), The Overcomers Suite (NuJazz), and Brave New World (RCA BMG). In addition, he's performed on more than 75 albums as a sideman, and has toured and/or recorded with Horace Silver, Tom Harrell, Freddie Hubbard, Harry Connick, Jr., and Kenny Barron, to name a few. This week, Jimmy Greene makes a welcome return to our stage at the helm of an all–star quintet including guitarist Lage Lund, pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Kendrick Scott.

Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi: And the Angels Sing - Museum at Eldridge Street
March 24, 2019 - New York

The diversity and density of New York City has inspired countless cultural fusions, as communities living side-by-side borrow from, innovate, and are inspired by each other's cultures. From the 1920s to the 1950s, Jewish composers and musicians were inspired by their fellow New Yorkers' jazz, swing and blues traditions. In turn, African American musicians were getting inspired by Yiddish culture. The music created from this collaboration is energetic, soulful, complex and entirely unique. Yale Strom & his band Hot Pstromi celebrate this tradition with their pioneering eclectic sound! This annual favorite concert fills the historic sanctuary with music that celebrates the melting pot's effects on klezmer and jazz music.

Valery Ponomarev Sextet - Fat Cat
March 24, 2019 - New York

Valery Ponomarev Sextet

After Hours hosted by The Program of Deprogramming - Fat Cat
March 24, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by The Program of Deprogramming

Jane Scheckter 'I've (still) Got My Standards' With Mike Renzi, Jay Leonhart, and Vito Lesczak - Birdland
March 24, 2019 - New York

Jane Scheckter recorded her first album, "I've Got My Standards" with Mike Renzi, Jay Leonhart and Grady Tate in 1988. This 30th anniversary reunion is a tribute to Grady, who passed away last year. The album received rave reviews from the New York press as well as from Billboard, Jazziz, Stereo Review and Downbeat, which wrote of her "Ella-styled artistry". The New York Times said of the Bistro Award winner for jazz vocalist, "She has invaluable musical skill, a bright clear voice with a brassy edge, a sultry lower register, a luscious rounded vibrato, meticulous phrasing…and she swings!" Her most recent CD, "Easy to Remember", was rated by Marc Meyers of JazzWax as "Easily the finest songbook album of the year". She divides her singing time between New York, Paris and the French Riviera. Elizabeth Ahlfors Cabaret Scenes "As Cole Porter put it succinctly,"You're Sensational" Alix Cohen TheaterPizzazz "This is how it's done....the audience feels privileged to be at the party" Joe Lang Jersey Jazz "...spot on delivery of lyrics ,her phrasing was superb...a vocalist who delivers the whole package"

Musictalks: Tali Rubinstein and Friends - Birdland Jazz Club
March 24, 2019 - New York

MusicTalks: Tali Rubinstein and Friends

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - Birdland Jazz Club
March 24, 2019 - New York

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Jazz For Kids - Jazz Standard
March 24, 2019 - New York

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra is a performance driven program that gives talented and dedicated young jazz musicians the opportunity to perform regularly in one of New York City's leading jazz clubs often with guest artists from the New York scene. The visiting guests give a workshop to the band members in addition to providing the experience of playing with the top musicians on the scene. On Sundays during the school year, the students rehearse and workshop in the room before opening the doors at 1:00pm and giving a concert that is free and open to the public at 2:00pm.

Cortelyou Jazz Jam - Bar Chord
March 24, 2019 - Brooklyn

Weekly Jazz Jam hosted by Michael Vitali

Crazy 80's Brunch & Day Party: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Edition - MIST Harlem
March 24, 2019 - New York

Calling all 80s babies! Whether you grew up in the 80s, were born in the 80s, or have only seen the 80s on TV, The Alumni Group invites you to fall in love with the 80's for the first time or all over again at Crazy 80's — a brunch and day party. We'll transport you Back to the Future to the rad decade of totally awesome music, movies, and fashion. Come dressed in your 80s best (or not) and rock out to the freshest sounds of the decade curated by DJ Toby, DJ Fugi Slim, and DJ E Class. As always you can expect to enjoy the brunch food and bottomless drink specials that we are known for. It's all happening at Mist Harlem on Sunday, March 24th. Don't miss this!

Christopher Mcbrite - Minton's Playhouse
March 24, 2019 - New York

Superb Alto Saxophonist Christopher McBride has been slowly but steadily turning heads with his ubiquitous work as an invaluable sideman since the mid-aughts. Now Christopher is gaining respect amongst fans, critics and his peers as one of the most versatile musicians in the world. His 2012 debut album Quatuor de Force certainly establishes his ability to front a group and write his own soulful, melodically indelible tunes. Applauded for his ability to play in all musical situations, McBride has the ability to unleash a fiery attack and serrated tone, but on his recent album he explores a more measured, mellow sound heavily influenced by contemporary R&B—with a strong shot of Cannonball Adderley's post-bop sensuality–but his improvising is very rigorous and cogent.

We Banjo 3 - Schimmel Center
March 24, 2019 - Lower Manhatan

For all the innovation and invention that goes into modern music these days, it's the inspiration derived from one's roots that proves the most enduring. So credit Ireland's We Banjo 3 for finding common ground between old world tradition and authentic Americana by playing their banjo, fiddle, guitar and mandolin in an innovation fusion of styles that they dub "Celtgrass." We Banjo 3 finds a natural symmetry as well as a cohesive chemistry that's been imbued in the band ever since they were initially drawn to one another by their common creative interests. Inspired by the traditional Irish and Americana music they heard growing up, they placed three banjo players in the mix in the beginning, eventually diversifying their sound while broadening their boundaries as well.

Lezlie Harrison Quartet - Smalls Jazz Club
March 24, 2019 - New York

Lezlie Harrison is her own personal renaissance. Her constant state of evolution and growth brings with it, gifts for those those paying attention.

Ben Zweig Trio After-Hours - Smalls Jazz Club
March 24, 2019 - New York

Jazz drummer and educator, Ben Zweig, "is able to combine history with the current musical environment, making it sound fresh" (Don Sickler, Grammy winning producer). After moving to NYC in 2011, the 26 year old has accompanied an impressive array of jazz luminaries, including; Randy Weston, Johnny O'Neal, Larry Ridley, David Williams, Roy Hargrove, Deborah Davis, Joe Cohn, Champian Fulton, Jerry Dodgion, and Steve Nelson. Described by downbeat as "especially crisp and articulate," Zweig has presented his personalized drum sounds on tours throughout the continental US, Asia and Canada. He currently tours regularly with Ben Rosenblum's trio and leads a bi-weekly residency hosting the Sunday late night jam sessions at Smalls Jazz Club in NYC.

Kelly Green Trio - Fine & Rare
March 24, 2019 - New York

Performance by Kelly Green Trio

Jimmy Greene Quintet - Jazz Standard
March 24, 2019 - New York

Since graduating from the Hartt School of Music in 1997, Jimmy Greene has risen steadily and conscien­tiously to the position of "one of the most striking young tenors of recent years." (Tony Hall, Jazzwise UK). His 2015 album Beautiful Life (Mack Avenue) was nominated for two GRAMMY Awards: in the Best Jazz Instrumental Album category, and for Best Arrangement (Instruments and Vocals) for the track "When I Come Home" with vocal by Javier Colon. Other acclaimed Jimmy Greene CDs include Mission Statement (RazDaz/Sunnyside), The Overcomers Suite (NuJazz), and Brave New World (RCA BMG). In addition, he's performed on more than 75 albums as a sideman, and has toured and/or recorded with Horace Silver, Tom Harrell, Freddie Hubbard, Harry Connick, Jr., and Kenny Barron, to name a few. This week, Jimmy Greene makes a welcome return to our stage at the helm of an all–star quintet including guitarist Lage Lund, pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Kendrick Scott.

Lezlie Harrison Quartet - Smalls
March 24, 2019 - New York

Lezlie Harrison is her own personal renaissance. Her constant state of evolution and growth brings with it, gifts for those those paying attention. As a vocalist both bold and subtle, her vulnerability attends to the fragile matters of our collective human affairs while her optimistic momentum inspires us to rise above any tribulation to rejoice. Be it Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Soul ,The American Song Form, original compositions or any song in ANY form, Ms. Harrison will imbue it her distinctive stamp and make a very personal delivery.

Jimmy Greene Quartet - Jazz Standard
Through March 24, 2019 - New York

Since graduating from the Hartt School of Music in 1997, Jimmy Greene has risen steadily and conscien­tiously to the position of "one of the most striking young tenors of recent years." (Tony Hall, Jazzwise UK). His 2015 album Beautiful Life (Mack Avenue) was nominated for two GRAMMY Awards: in the Best Jazz Instrumental Album category, and for Best Arrangement (Instruments and Vocals) for the track "When I Come Home" with vocal by Javier Colon. Other acclaimed Jimmy Greene CDs include Mission Statement (RazDaz/Sunnyside), The Overcomers Suite (NuJazz), and Brave New World (RCA BMG). In addition, he's performed on more than 75 albums as a sideman, and has toured and/or recorded with Horace Silver, Tom Harrell, Freddie Hubbard, Harry Connick, Jr., and Kenny Barron, to name a few. This week, Jimmy Greene makes a welcome return to our stage at the helm of an all–star quartet including pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Kendrick Scott. Jimmy Greene – soprano, alto, tenor & baritone saxophones Aaron Goldberg – piano Reuben Rogers – bass Kendrick Scott – drums

Sadao Watanabe Quartet - Blue Note
Through March 24, 2019 - New York

A highly visible and well-regarded musician, Sadao Watanabe has been one of the major influences on jazz in Japan. Since 1969 he has hosted radio programs that introduce his listeners to a range of musical styles. Throughout his 50-year career he has created a substantial collection of music ranging from straightforward bebop to bossa nova. His endorsements for products have made his face as well as his more commercial compositions familiar to the average citizen. He has worked with artists from Africa, Latin America, Europe, and the United States. When playing his saxophone, Watanabe is uniquely identifiable. Gene Kalbacher wrote in Down Beat, "As a saxist, Watanabe's cachet is melody--simple, catchy melody--purveyed by a semi-sweet alto tonality and a fluid delivery. That he retains this signature sound in settings ranging from jazz-rock fusion to bebop, from samba to reggae, from Mozart to Masai tribal music, testifies to his insistence on authenticity."

The Bad Plus - Village Vanguard
Through March 24, 2019 - New York

Reid Anderson (bass) Orrin Evans (piano) Dave King (drums) The Bad Plus came together at the end of the 20th century and has avoided easy categorization ever since, winning critical hosannas and a legion of fans worldwide with their creativity, unique sound and flair for live performance. The intensely collaborative trio has constantly searched for rules to break and boundaries to cross, bridging genres and techniques while exploring the infinite possibilities of three exceptional musicians working in perfect sync.

Kazu Pf Yokoshima Trio - Rue-B Jazz
Through March 25, 2019 - New York

Kazu Pf Yokoshima Trio

Tobin's Run on 51: Village Vibes & Chasin' the Trane - Irish Arts Center
Through November 29, 2019 - New York

FEATURING Christine Tobin, vocals Phil Robson, guitar Tim Armacost, saxophone Peter Brendler, double bass Ingrid Jensen, trumpet Jimmy Macbride, drums David O'Rourke, guitar Village Vibes & Chasin' the Trane In the 50s and 60s, a counterculture grew throughout the States, and the iconic Greenwich Village of New York City became the center of a revolution that was happening in jazz music with artists such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, and many others. This Tobin's Run celebrates their pioneering spirit, alongside songs from great vocal artists of the day, Abbey Lincoln and Sarah Vaughan. The evening will also feature film clips of musicians and Village clubs from the era.

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