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Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend - April 19-April 21

April 15, 2019 - by CG Directory Editor
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NYC is filled with blues and jazz clubs, and City Guide's got all the best weekend shows in one place. Get your groove at some of New York City's most famed establishments, including the likes of Blue Note Jazz Club, the Jazz Standard, the Village Vanguard and Terra Blues.

Jake G & the Soul Vibrance - Bar Chord
April 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Soul Grooves

Iamchelseaiam Birthday Show at the Loft - 4/19 - City Winery
April 19, 2019 - 2nd floor New York

The smells of incense and Pine Sol along with the melodies of powerful R&B/Soul singers such as Anita Baker and Mary J Blige were a familiar weekend scene for iamchelseaiam growing up in Cincinnati, OH. Between the influences of her mother and the Baptist church it was hard to escape the music that created the soundtrack for her childhood, which led her to play several instruments. Currently, with a New York State of Mind and a Midwestern Spirit, Singer/Songwriter iamchelseaiam uses her guitar to deliver melodic riffs, taking audiences on a rhythmic journey. Inspired human connection, every-day conversations & relationships are what drives iamchelseaiam to create music. As a writer she's had the opportunity to write for The Voice contestant Kenny Araujo, actress Taryn Manning as well as several independent artists. She was recently mentored by Eric Robeson (Musiq Soulchild, Jill Scott, etc) through the ASCAP "The Collective" program. In addition she was apart of the ASCAP Song Accelerator program hosted by Alex Forbes and Valerie Ghent. Her current project "A Beautiful Mess" (released Spring 2018), is a new sound that is completely different from the singer/songwriter style of he... (read more)

The Birdland Big Band - Birdland Jazz Club
April 19, 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!"

One Night Of Queen Performed By Gary Mullen & The Works - Tilles Center's Concert Hall
April 19, 2019 - Greenvale

A spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time.

Ritmosis - Groove
April 19, 2019 - New York

David Deej brings his unique "Cuban Soul" to the Groove for a special early show!

One Night Of Queen Performed By Gary Mullen & The Works - Tilles Center's Concert Hall
April 19, 2019 - Greenvale

A spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time.

The Black Soul Experience - Groove
April 19, 2019 - New York

Welcome to The Black Soul Experience, a high-powered, intense live show. R&B, funk, soul, soca, hip-hop, reggae, and house will keep you dancing in the aisles all night long! Featuring your host, bandleader, and veteran musician at the Groove, Antwon Robinso, alongside Tracey Nicole. Backed by the finest musicians in NYC.

Sheila Jordan - Birdland Jazz Club
April 19, 2019 - New York

Sheila Jordan

Joao Bosco 'Legend of Brazil' with Guto Wirtti, Kiko Freitas, and Ricardo Silvera - Birdland Jazz Club
April 19, 2019 - New York

Joao Bosco 'Legend of Brazil' with Guto Wirtti, Kiko Freitas, and Ricardo Silvera

Michael Wolff Trio - Birdland Jazz Club
April 19, 2019 - New York

Michael Wolff Trio

Hatebreed - Bar Chord
April 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

16 & Over Relentless reliability is intrinsic to longevity in the music business—or any other business for that matter. No giving up is allowed. No promise can go unfulfilled. If people can depend on you, they'll believe in you and stick with you until death. Since forming in 1994, Grammy award-nominated hardcore and metal stalwarts Hatebreed have constantly crushed with every subsequent album. Their six full-length effort and first for Razor & Tie, The Divinity of Purpose, proudly upholds that tradition cast in almost two decades of blood, tears, and flames. It's everything fans have come to expect from the Connecticut-based quintet—Jamey Jasta [vocals], Chris Beattie [bass], Wayne Lozinak [guitar], Frank Novinec [guitar], and Matthew Byrne [drums]—and more.

Chris Bergson - 55 Bar
April 19, 2019 - New York

Gabriela Anders - 55 Bar
April 19, 2019 - New York

Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets - Beacon Theater
Through April 19, 2019 - New York

Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets will bring their first-ever North American tour to the Beacon Theatre on April 18! This tour marks Pink Floyd co-founder and drummer Nick Mason's first performances in North America since Pink Floyd's July 18, 1994 concert at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey as part of the Division Bell Tour. "With the help of some like-minded friends, I have embarked on a voyage of discovery of the music that was the launch pad of Pink Floyd and my working life," says Mason. "It seems too early to retire, and I missed the interaction with other musicians." Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets is Nick Mason, Spandau Ballet guitarist Gary Kemp, longtime Pink Floyd touring bassist Guy Pratt, guitarist Lee Harris, and keyboardist Dom Beken. This is an opportunity to experience Pink Floyd's celebrated and significant early body of work played live including songs from albums 'The Piper At The Gates of Dawn' and 'A Saucerful Of Secrets.'

Tyrone Govan And Top Secret R&b Band - Paris Blues
Through April 19, 2019 - New York

Tyrone Govan and Top Secret R&B Band

Eric Comstock - Birdland Jazz Club
April 20, 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.

Late Night Dance Session: Bruce Harris - Dizzy's Club
April 20, 2019 - New York

With trumpeter Bruce Harris.

Luc Moutin Trio - Rue-B Jazz
April 20, 2019 - New York

Luc Moutin Trio

Sarah Khatami the Shirzans Ep Pre-Release - Groove
April 20, 2019 - New York

Sarah Khatami is a singer/songwriter from Pittsburgh, PA, based in Boston, MA. Her style can be described as R&B/pop with a unique improvisational flair, influenced by the traditional Persian music she grew up listening to. As the child of two Muslim-Iranian immigrants, Sarah has always had a great appreciation for her freedom to practice and perform music. Much of Sarah's music embodies themes of social justice and cultural fusion. Sarah's debut self-titled EP was released on Jan. 5th, 2018 and is available on all digital music platforms.

Li'Nard's Many Moods - Groove
April 20, 2019 - New York

Li'nard Jackson is the heart and soul of Li'nards Many Moods Band and is a New York City legend. He is recognized as a genius in the art of dynamic, live performance and as a versatile bass guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer of exceptional artistic standards. You HAVE TO see them live to believe it! He began his music career in Richmond, Virginia at an early age. He sang in his church's choir, won a statewide musical rhythm competition at age eight and studied the violin and the bass guitar. He is renowned for his command of a wide range of styles from Dance, Hip Hop and R&B, to West African, Rock, Blues and Reggae. An internship at Philly International Record Label with the songwriting team of Roebuck, Jefferson and Simmons led to work on records with Patti LaBelle, The O'Jays and The Jones Girls. He has contributed to over fifty albums and 175 songs. Before moving to New York, Li'nard played up and down the Eastern seaboard and toured Europe with the groups Defunkt and Mr. Thing and the Professional Human Beings. Li'nard has also performed with Codaryl Moffett Jazz Ensemble and Roy Ayers.He has performed at Manhattan's top nightclubs including The Blue Note, The Bitter... (read more)

Ivan Renta's Latin Jazz Quintet - Fat Cat
April 20, 2019 - New York

Ivan Renta's Latin Jazz Quintet

The Annual 420 Reggae Fiesta on the River with Dub Is A Weapon, Crazy Baldhead Dub Apparatus (feat. Agent Jay of The Slackers) + A Host of Special Guests performing 2 sets of Smoking Reggae Classix! - The Liberty Belle - Rocks Off Concert Cruise
April 20, 2019 - New York

This cruise is aboard THE LIBERTY BELLE and will depart from Pier 36 - 299 South Street. We will be boarding and departing at the times listed on your ticket and are not able to allow refunds if you miss the boat. So don't be late - it sure ain't pretty to be standin on the dock, watching the party sailing away! There are cash bars on board so make sure to swing by the ATM on your way to the boat. There will be food available for purchase. All cruises are 3 hours unless otherwise noted. If you have any questions about the show or your purchase, please contact Sancho Dominguez at sancho@rocksoff.com or check out our FAQ page on www.rocksoff.com Please note that all shows are 21 and over and ID will be required upon boarding the boat *RAIN OR SHINE!*

Sheila Jordan - Birdland Jazz Club
April 20, 2019 - New York

Sheila Jordan

Hope DeBates & North 40 - 55 Bar
April 20, 2019 - New York

KJ Denhert - 55 Bar
April 20, 2019 - New York

Melvin Vines & The Harlem Jazz Machine - Paris Blues
Through April 20, 2019 - New York

Melvin Vines & The Harlem Jazz Machine

Buster Poindexter - Cafe Carlyle
Through April 20, 2019 - New York

From Marianne Faithfull and Nancy Sinatra to Nico and Peggy Lee, Dianna will be paying tribute to some of finest female-fronted acts of the '60s and '70s. By way of the hit TV show Glee, selling more than twelve million albums worldwide and tackling two major tours, she is no stranger to the stage. A resident of New York, she is thrilled to bring her voice back to Café Carlyle, something she feels cements her place in the city. She will be joined by talented friends and musicians, Gill Landry, Margot, and a few surprise guests.

Cortelyou Jazz Jam - Bar Chord
April 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

Weekly Jazz Jam Hosted by Michael Vitali

The Music of Amy Winehouse & 'Hello' The Adele Experience at The Loft - 4/21 - City Winery
April 21, 2019 - 2nd floor New York

The Adele Tribute "Hello" is the ultimate tribute to the world famous and much loved soul singer Adele. Featuring songs from her debut album 19, her mega hit sensation 21 and record breaking follow up album 25. The Evergreen Experience delivers every song you love by Adele such as Hello, Rumor has it, Someone like you, When we were young, Rolling in the Deep, Set Fire to the Rain, Send my love to your new Lover and many more. You will feel powerful performances from the effervencent Ashley Monique Menard and the charming Jessica Stark. These women leaves audiences spellbound with rich, velvety and soulful vocals. Amy Winehouse was a huge star whose light faded way before her time. The English singer-songwriter shot to stardom in 2006, winning five Grammys for Back to Black. Posthumously, she was listed at 26 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Music. Now Jessica Stark & Ashley Menard, performs some of Winehouse's biggest hits . Relive The Unforgettable Songs of Amy Winehouse and more, at NYC's City Winery.

Christopher Mcbrite - Minton's Playhouse
April 21, 2019 - Harlem

Admission may increase depending upon a given week's performance schedule 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 co

Jazz Brunch: Live Jazz Trio - Fine & Rare
April 21, 2019 - New York

Join us for Jazz Brunch. Enjoy our seasonal menu, crafted cocktails, ls and our extensive spirits selection.

Stevie Wonder Tribute Ft. the Black Soul Experience - Groove
April 21, 2019 - New York

Over his illustrious career, Stevie Wonder has entertained millions and millions since the young age of 11. While he was recognized then as a child prodigy, no one could possibly have imagined that "Little Stevie Wonder" would go on to win 25 Grammy Awards and sell more than 100 million albums worldwide, with 30 U.S. top ten hits under his belt as well. This evening will feature The Black Soul Experience featuring an all star lineup of the top musicians and singers in New York City. They'll perform the early hits of Stevie's youth, through his teenage years, and throughout his profilic "Innervisions" and "Songs in the Key of Life."

The Black Soul Experience - Groove
April 21, 2019 - New York

Welcome to The Black Soul Experience, a high-powered, intense live show. R&B, funk, soul, soca, hip-hop, reggae, and house will keep you dancing in the aisles all night long! Featuring your host, bandleader, and veteran musician at the Groove, Antwon Robinso, alongside Tracey Nicole. Backed by the finest musicians in NYC.

Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band - Fat Cat
April 21, 2019 - New York

Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band

Behn Gillece Group - Fat Cat
April 21, 2019 - New York

Behn Gillece Group

Sam Dillon - Birdland Jazz Club
April 21, 2019 - New York

Sam Dillon

The Chelsey Green Berklee Quintet - Birdland Jazz Club
April 21, 2019 - New York

The Chelsey Green Berklee Quintet

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - Birdland Jazz Club
April 21, 2019 - New York

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

The Barr Brothers - Murmrr
April 21, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Barr Brothers have partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will go to support George Mark Children's House life-affirming care and comfort for children and their families. https://georgemark.org

Antoine Dowdell Group - Paris Blues
Through April 21, 2019 - New York

Antoine Dowdell Group

Larry Goldings/Peter Bernstein/Bill Stewart - Jazz Standard
Through April 21, 2019 - New York

In the 1950s and '60s, Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff, Richard "Groove" Holmes, and Larry Young pio­neered and popularized the jazz organ trio. For the past quarter–century, Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein and Bill Stewart have taken that fundamental concept into fresh territory, recording eleven masterful albums under various members' names or as a collective unit. These rotating roles show the equality of each member's contribution to the whole and their individual stature as world–class bandleaders. Equally adept at roiling bebop intensity, gentle ballad expressions, and knotty fistfuls of funk, the group has been less active in the last few years, owing to the demands of their individual careers, so every new album and tour is cause for celebration. Ramshackle Serenade (Pirouet) is their first studio session in twelve years and a welcome return for what DownBeat calls "a killer organ trio barrage that's deep in the pocket." Larry Goldings – organ, piano Peter Bernstein – guitar Bill Stewart – drums

Terence Blanchard ft The E-Collective - Blue Note
Through April 21, 2019 - New York

Music and art have the power to change hearts and souls," expresses composer and trumpeter Terence Blanchard — a belief brought to life through the music of Blanchard and his E-Collective. This revolutionary ensemble thrives off the perfect mixture of Blanchard's genius and the innovations of four young musical pioneers: guitarist Charles Altura, pianist Fabian Almazan, bassist David "DJ" Ginyard Jr., and drummer Oscar Seaton. It was while recording the scores for Spike Lee's Inside Man and Kasi Lemmons' Talk to Me that Blanchard and Seaton first dreamt of a band that layered grooves teeming with funk, R&B, and blues colors. Years later, that dream came to fruition and formed the foundation for the E-Collective's signature sound.

Kazu Pf Yokoshima Quartet Featuring Frank Sr - Rue-B Jazz
Through April 22, 2019 - New York

Kazu Pf Yokoshima Quartet Featuring Frank Sr

Melvin Vines & The Harlem Jazz Machine - Paris Blues
Through April 22, 2019 - New York

Melvin Vines & The Harlem Jazz Machine

La Banda Ramirez - Paris Blues
Through April 22, 2019 - New York

La Banda Ramirez

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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