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Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend - June 28-June 30

June 24, 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.

David Weiss and Point of Departure - Fat Cat
June 28, 2019 - New York

David Weiss and Point of Departure

Afrofunk Fridays Featuring DJ Mickey Perez - Murmrr Theatre
June 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

A first generation American born DJ of Cuban & Ecuadorean descent, Mickey Perez was born in Chicago, IL in August of 1978. Mickey grew up hearing the music of Motown as well as James Brown & Michael Jackson to Latin legends such as Tito Puente, Celia Cruz & Beny More at home on a regular basis. Upon moving to Miami in the summer of 1990 those influences would evolve into The Beatles, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Gangstarr, Wu-Tang Clan, A Tribe Called Quest & Tupac Shakur among others.

After Hours hosted by Jared Gold - Fat Cat
June 28, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by Jared Gold

Anaïs Maviel: Time Is Due - Roulette Intermedium
June 28, 2019 - Brooklyn

I dreamed a piece involving synthesizers and custom-made percussion instruments, played by an ensemble of vocalists/multi-instrumentalists—mediators between ancient, future and the multiple relations of sound to self, space and time. This is the premise for developing songs as cells of an organism, parting and fusing fragments of an ever-changing story of one and many characters, reflecting micro and macro-cosmos of a transitory moment, aka this time around.

Roomful of Teeth - Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
June 28, 2019 - Katonah

This Grammy-winning experimental vocal project explores the possibilities of the human voice by studying with masters of singing technique around the world, from Tuvan throat singing to yodeling to Hindustani music to Broadway belting. The program includes Caroline Shaw's Partita for 8 Voices, the work which made her the youngest-ever recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in Music and brought her to international prominence. "Experimentation may be this group's calling card, but its essence is pure joy." — The Boston Globe Artists Roomful of Teeth Program Caroline Shaw Partita for 8 Voices — Intermission — Merrill Garbus Ansa Ya Merrill Garbus There Will Be Ted Hearne "Letter to my Father" (From Coloring Book) William Brittelle High Done No Why To Missy Mazzoli Vesper Sparrow

The Birdland Big Band - Birdland Jazz Club
June 28, 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!"

Paul McCandless with Charged Particles - Birdland Jazz Club
June 28, 2019 - New York

Grammy Award winner and world renowned-jazz superstar Paul McCandless and the Bay-Area jazz trio Charged Particles will be touring and playing compositions from McCandless' solo records this summer and fall.

Django Reinhardt Festival: Samson Schmitt, Pierre Blanchard and more - Birdland Jazz Club
June 28, 2019 - New York

The Django Festival Allstars bring the music of the legendary Gypsy Jazz Guitarist Django Reinhardt fully into the 21st century. Their unique, high energy performances pay tribute to Reinhardt who is considered one of the greatest guitar players of all time. Reinhardt's driving, swinging style became known as 'hot jazz' and it continues to grow in popularity throughout the world…in great part to the success of the Django Festival Allstars who honor the traditions of "gypsy jazz" adding their own interpretations, arrangements and original compositions with stunning virtuosity!

Boss Tenors Series: Jerry Bergonzi & George Garzone - Zinc
June 28, 2019 - New York

Acclaimed Tenor Saxophonists Jerry Bergonzi & George Garzone bring their formidable group to Zinc on Friday, June 28. They're supported by pianist David Kikoski, bassist Peter Slavov, and drummer Donald Edwards. Tenor saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi is an internationally recognized jazz performer, composer, author, and educator.

Antonio Sanchez & Migration - Le Poisson Rouge
June 28, 2019 - Nw York

18+ Perhaps not "all politics is personal," but for Mexican born and raised drummer and composer Antonio Sanchez, who became a naturalized American citizen in 2016, the criminalizing of immigrants and the breathtakingly casual cruelty in the enforcement of border policies by the Trump Administration do feel personal, deeply personal. "I feel so blessed and so thankful for what I've achieved in the United States," says Sanchez. "But at the same time,

Natural Velvet - Union Pool
June 28, 2019 - Brooklyn,

Natural Velvet is Corynne Ostermann (bass, vocals), Greg Hatem (drums), Spike Arreaga (guitar) and Kim Te (guitar). The post-punk quartet is known in their native Baltimore for a distinct sound that is both aggressive and catchy. Framed by washing guitars, vocals that alternately howl and harmonize, and throbbing drum sounds, Natural Velvet creates music that moves between gazey indie pop and guttural, "wall of sound" noise rock. Aggressive bass lines throughout tie together a dark and foreboding framework, ultimately leaving the listener with haunting melody and hypnotic rhythm. At times confrontational, at times seductive, Ostermann's vocals guide the listener through dark rolling narratives of identity, existence, rage, and femininity.

Classically Exposed: Clare Maloney and Nicole Zuraitis - The Cell Theater
June 28, 2019 - New York

CLASSICALLY EXPOSED: FROM CARNEGIE HALL TO THE CELL "From Opera to Jazz to Pop" will feature Nicole Zuraitis—recently nominated for a Grammy—and Clare Maloney. Both Nicole and Clare began their musical pursuits as aspiring opera singers but segued from opera to jazz and pop. Their show will highlight their many talents, including the performance of well-known arias and their pop tune adaptations. Charles R. Hale Productions aims to capture the spirit of the past through, live music, dance, theatre pieces and imagery from the nineteenth century when immigrants were arriving by the thousands, through the twentieth century when New York was exploding with energy and beginning to shape our future.

Man In Motion Goes To Broadway! KING KONG - Broadway Theatre
June 28, 2019 - New York

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Michael Mcdonald + Chaka Khan - Theatre at Westbury
June 28, 2019 - Westbury

Two notes. That's all it takes to recognize the voice of Michael McDonald. Distinctive and soulful, it is one of the most yearningly emotive instruments of our times. To this add formidable songwriting and keyboard skills, and you have an artist who has been a singular musical presence for four decades. From '70s-era Doobie Brothers classics such as "What A Fool Believes" and solo hits like "I Keep Forgettin'" through two highly-acclaimed Motown albums, genre-busting guest spots and innovative concept shows, the five-time Grammy Award winning McDonald is both timeless and ever-evolving. Performed in the Full Round This VIP Package does not include premier parking or lounge access. For premium packages, please contact westburypremiumseating@livenation.com. Everyone needs a ticket regardless of Age Interested in VIP Membership and Premium Seating for our events? For information please call 516-247-5211 Members get the best seats with the best amenities! .

Carlos Dias - 'The Living Room' - Symphony Space
June 28, 2019 - New York

The Brazilian-born, Manhattan-based singer, musician and actor, Carlos Dias has led a remarkably eclectic international career. He has appeared in many of Brazil's highest-rated novelas (soap operas) and musical productions imported from Broadway; sung pop-jazz at top New York venues; worked as an acrobatic dancer; and recorded several CDs of dance music and American standards. In his performance "The living room", Carlos Dias as a soloist, travels through his Brazilian roots from the Capoeira and Bossa Nova to Jazz. Playing his Berimbau, the pandeiro and the guitar, he talks about his music influences. Come to be part of his living room!

Boss Tenors Series: Jerry Bergonzi & George Garzone - Zinc Bar
June 28, 2019 - New York

"One of America's premier living tenor saxophonists." (Bergonzi) —Jazz TImes "A beacon of hard-won virtuosity and open-eared creativity." (Garzone) —The New Yorker Acclaimed Tenor Saxophonists Jerry Bergonzi & George Garzone bring their formidable group to Zinc on Friday, June 28. They're supported by pianist David Kikoski, bassist Peter Slavov, and drummer Donald Edwards. Tenor saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi is an internationally recognized jazz performer, composer, author, and educator. Bergonzi has performed throughout the world at all the major jazz festivals and jazz venues, with his own ensembles as well as with numerous jazz greats.

Brianna Thomas Band - Ginny's Supper Club
June 28, 2019 - New York

She is compared to Sarah Vaughan, Betty Carter and Dianne Reeves, singing ballad standards, cabaret music, Scat singing, and blues. She was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois. She made her singing debut at the age of six. She is the daughter of drummer and vocalist Charlie Thomas. She is known as being one of the best young straight ahead young jazz singers, says music critic and author Will Friedwald She is known to bring together various forms of American music from bluegrass to jazz in to an original hybrid of jazz/funk/rock and soul. Her voice is said to be strong and her range huge. She incorporates rare music in her repertoire of early female blues and jazz pioneers such as Bessie Smith, Victoria Spivey, Ma Rainey, Ethel Waters, Mamie Smith, and Ida Cox. All About Jazz said of her 2015 debut album, "You Must Believe in Love," "Brianna Thomas is the complete package. Through this music she exhibits emotional depth, to-die-for scat skills, incredible pitch control and shading, strong songwriting skills, intuitively elastic phrasing, soulful bearing, and a great range."

Jazz Blues Jam Session - Russian Samovar
June 29, 2019 - New York

Jazz Blues Jam Session at Russian Samovar is a weekly series featuring a rotating cast of New York City's top musical artists jamming to their hearts' content in an intimate concert setting. Take in the toe-tapping beats, as well as a Russian-inspired three-course meal, every Sunday in the city.

Eric Wheeler Band - Fat Cat
June 29, 2019 - New York

Eric Wheeler Band

Whiskey and Cheese at The Flatiron Room - The Flatiron Room
June 29, 2019 - New York

Whiskey and cheese is a match made in single malt heaven.

Requinte Trio Brazilian Jazz - DROM
June 29, 2019 - New York

A pianist from Philadelphia, a singer from Brooklyn and a percussionist from Bahia walk into a bar... Fingers, voices and rhythm. A lingering sweetness on your lips from the night before, and a quick inhale the morning after. The richness and passion of Honey and Air; our first musical collaboration on record.

Shimmer - Westfield Garden State Plaza
June 29, 2019 - Paramus

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Family Concert: Decoda Trapeze - Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
June 29, 2019 - Katonah

Join us for a special family performance with Decoda — a collective of dynamic young classical musicians — as they put on an interactive performance based on the music from a lost ballet about the highs and lows of the circus. Explore thematic elements and listen for Prokofiev's subtle humor and insistent rhythms. "A new collective of some of the brightest young classical musicians in the world." — Time Out NY Artists Decoda ToniMarie Marchioni, oboe Moran Katz, clarinet Anna Elashvili, violin Nathan Schram, viola Evan Premo, double bass

Buika - Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
June 29, 2019 - Katonah

Grammy-nominated for Best World Music Album in 2018, and named as one of the world's "50 Great Voices" (NPR), Spanish singer BUIKA captivates audiences from all over the world, regardless of any language barrier. Her genre-transcending music is heavily influenced by flamenco, imbuing her singing with a raw and powerfully emotive sound. "Though compared to Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, and Edith Piaf, she sounds like no one but herself." — Los Angeles Times

Jazz Brunch: Cait and the Critters - Fine & Rare
June 29, 2019 - New York

Jazz Brunch: Cait and the Critters

The Natalie Dietz Trio - Fine & Rare
June 29, 2019 - New York

The Natalie Dietz Trio

Brian Newman's Residency - Fine & Rare
June 29, 2019 - New York

Brian Newman has become one of the most sought-after acts in New York City. Splitting his time between touring with Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett and leading his own quartet with his crooner jazz revival and signature expert trumpeting, Newman is part of the movement that is bringing glamour back to New York. Join us for a special evening at Fine & Rare.

Eric Comstock with Sean Smith (Bass) & special guest Barbara Fasano (Voice) - Birdland Jazz Club
June 29, 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.

Paul McCandless with Charged Particles - Birdland Jazz Club
June 29, 2019 - New York

Grammy Award winner and world renowned-jazz superstar Paul McCandless and the Bay-Area jazz trio Charged Particles will be touring and playing compositions from McCandless' solo records this summer and fall.

Cuban Jazz Night with Axel Tosca Band Featuring Xiomara - Zinc
June 29, 2019 - New York

Xiomara Laugart has lived and worked in New York City for two decades. As a vocalist, she has performed Cuban nueva trova, jazz standards, and Broadway numbers on local and international stages. Xiomara has recorded over 17 albums and has collaborated with Kip Hanrahan, Roy Hargrove, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, and others.

Django Reinhardt Festival: Samson Schmitt, Pierre Blanchard and more - Birdland Jazz Club
June 29, 2019 - New York

The Django Festival Allstars bring the music of the legendary Gypsy Jazz Guitarist Django Reinhardt fully into the 21st century. Their unique, high energy performances pay tribute to Reinhardt who is considered one of the greatest guitar players of all time. Reinhardt's driving, swinging style became known as 'hot jazz' and it continues to grow in popularity throughout the world…in great part to the success of the Django Festival Allstars who honor the traditions of "gypsy jazz" adding their own interpretations, arrangements and original compositions with stunning virtuosity!

“Ida y Vuelta” by Maureen Choi - Terraza 7
June 29, 2019 - New York

“Ida y Vuelta” by Maureen Choi Terraza 7 on Saturday, June 29th, 2019 at 9:00 pm $15 cover charge for mezzanine. FREE admission for CHILDREN 12 and under. Featuring: Maureen Choi / Violin Mario Carrillo / Bass Michael Olivera / Drums Daniel Garcia / Piano Captivating violinist & recording artist, MAUREEN CHOI, returns to Terraza 7 by way of Madrid, Spain with the music of her all-new album, “Theia,” in a special North American tour! Now residing in Spain, Korean-American violinist Maureen Choi is sparking a revolution in the improvised music scene in Spain. Inspired by the sounds and rhythms of the Spanish Diaspora, classical music and jazz, “THEIA” digs deep into different traditions of music in order to refine a personal language. That search for her voice, breaking genre pre-conceptions, became “Ida y Vuelta” (2015), the 1st album with her current line-up. After 6 years playing together, more than 500 concerts all over Spain, 3 USA tours, and great reviews on specialized media like Downbeat or All About Jazz, the band has reached a level of maturity, interconnectedness, finesse and musicality that is hard to explain. Choi´s unique ability to take ... (read more)

Kim G. Dance Spring 2019 Cohort Dance Recital - Bed-Stuy Multi-Service Center
June 29, 2019 - Brooklyn

For more than eight years, Kim G. Dance Company has provided students with an exciting performance experience through its June recital. The recital—that annual staple of the dance school—conjures images of childhood for many. It's a rite of passage for thousands of youngsters, a chance to shine in front of family and friends that they anticipate with nervous excitement.

Eric Comstock - Birdland Jazz Club
June 29, 2019 - New York

ERIC COMSTOCK & SEAN SMITH with special guest BARBARA FASANO "Smart, suave & utterly delightful … an ingenious musical wit … a dispenser of cabaret caviar." – The New York Times "Erudite … Expert musicianship & joie de vivre in equal measure." – The New Yorker Hailed as "the truest heir to Bobby Short" in The New York Times, pianist/singer Eric Comstock returns to Birdland with star bassist/composer Sean Smith with songs by everyone from George Gershwin to George Harrison. These two masters met on the Off-Broadway hit OUR SINATRA (which Eric co-wrote) and have since worked separately and together around the world. Vocalist Barbara Fasano joins them at Birdland for a swinging Saturday supper where the music and stories are equally great. 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 appear... (read more)

Cuban Jazz Night with Axel Tosca Band Featuring Xiomara - Zinc Bar
June 29, 2019 - New York

Xiomara Laugart has lived and worked in New York City for two decades. As a vocalist, she has performed Cuban nueva trova, jazz standards, and Broadway numbers on local and international stages. Xiomara has recorded over 17 albums and has collaborated with Kip Hanrahan, Roy Hargrove, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, and others. Xiomara joins her son, jazz pianist Axel Tosca, in a new duo that combines the beloved Cuban sounds of home from the 1950s to today with Tosca's eclectic take on modern jazz, swing, and bebop. Axel Tosca primarily plays with his Afro-Cuban psychedelic band Unity and has performed with The Roots, George Clinton, and Little Louie Vega.

Boss Tenors Series: Jerry Bergonzi & George Garzone - Zinc Bar
June 29, 2019 - New York

One of America's premier living tenor saxophonists." (Bergonzi) —Jazz TImes "A beacon of hard-won virtuosity and open-eared creativity." (Garzone) —The New Yorker Acclaimed Tenor Saxophonists Jerry Bergonzi & George Garzone bring their formidable group to Zinc on Saturday, June 29. They're supported by pianist David Kikoski, bassist Tyrone Allen, and drummer Donald Edwards. Tenor saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi is an internationally recognized jazz performer, composer, author, and educator. Bergonzi has performed throughout the world at all the major jazz festivals and jazz venues, with his own ensembles as well as with numerous jazz greats. His music is renowned for its innovation, mastery, and integrity. His discography includes more than 60 recordings, notably Standard Gonz with the Jerry Bergonzi Quartet on the Blue Note label; he also has 60 recorded song titles registered with ASCAP.

Pie Crust and Fruit Pies - The Perfect Pear
June 29, 2019 - Chester

Chef Laura will show you how to make fail-safe pie crust, or pâte brisée, and then we'll demo and taste samples of three different fruit pie preparations: A free-form galette, a traditional double-crust pie, and a fruit tart. Served with wine. This class is limited to six participants.

Ty Stephens & (the) SoulJaazz - Gin Fizz
June 29, 2019 - New York

Ty Stephens will be performing a special 90-minute show. Elegantly funky R&B, Jazz and more, from international music ambassadors, featuring NEW ORIGINAL MUSIC by Ty Stephens and ARRANGEMENTS by Richard Cummings, Jr and the members of SoulJaazz. A consummate multi-talented entertainer and performer, Ty Stephens has performed around the world, gaining an international audience with a cool, urban-tinged adult-contemporary sound, based on jazz, funk and R&B. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Ty Stephens is an award-winning singer/songwriter, entertainer and recording artist (Grand Prize Winner Jazzmobile/Anheuser-Busch Solo Jazz Vocalist Competition, NYC, 2006, and First Place Winner R&B/Blues Category of the International Songwriting Competition 2002 for "Somethin' Strange"), co-writer and original cast of "From My Hometown," co-writer/production, choreographer and star of the long-running "Shades Of Harlem" revue show, and co-writer/production, choreographer and currently starring in the new off-Broadway hit "On Kentucky Avenue" (Songbirds Unlimited Productions/StepForward Entertainment).

Brianna Thomas Band - Ginny's Supper Club
June 29, 2019 - New York

She is compared to Sarah Vaughan, Betty Carter and Dianne Reeves, singing ballad standards, cabaret music, Scat singing, and blues. She was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois. She made her singing debut at the age of six. She is the daughter of drummer and vocalist Charlie Thomas. She is known as being one of the best young straight ahead young jazz singers, says music critic and author Will Friedwald She is known to bring together various forms of American music from bluegrass to jazz in to an original hybrid of jazz/funk/rock and soul. Her voice is said to be strong and her range huge. She incorporates rare music in her repertoire of early female blues and jazz pioneers such as Bessie Smith, Victoria Spivey, Ma Rainey, Ethel Waters, Mamie Smith, and Ida Cox. All About Jazz said of her 2015 debut album, "You Must Believe in Love," "Brianna Thomas is the complete package. Through this music she exhibits emotional depth, to-die-for scat skills, incredible pitch control and shading, strong songwriting skills, intuitively elastic phrasing, soulful bearing, and a great range."

Pride Brunch at Ortzi - Luma Hotel
June 29, 2019 - New York

From 11am-4pm we will be serving Pride-filled food with live jazz music! For every entrée ordered from the menu, we will be donating $5 to our friends at Live out Loud, and for an additional $22, enjoy replenished cava, mimosas, and, of course, sangria!

Tonemah CD Release 'Red Dirt Remarks - Sportsmen's Tavern
June 29, 2019 - Buffalo

If the Eagles, Steve Earle, Dave Matthews and James Taylor had a lovechild, they would have named him Darryl Tonemah. Tonemah had no idea that when he began writing songs in college, that several years later, he would have played thousands of shows, made numerous radio and TV appearances, released six albums with multiple awards and nominations, all while building up what has become an international fan base. Despite all of these successes, Tonemah retains a deep connection with his roots and a gift for intimate storytelling that has become his trademark. A full-blooded Native American (Kiowa/Comanche/Tuscarora), growing up on and off reservations throughout the country, as well as his "day job" as Dr. Tonemah, has given him a unique perspective that is evident in his song writing. "I have had the blessing of seeing and experiencing a lot of things during my travels – some great, some heartbreaking, some funny. They all inspire song ideas, lines, chord progressions, and drum patterns scribbled on pieces of paper that I had in my pocket. They usually all manage to end up in the back seat of my car. When I can't fit anything else back there, I figure it's time to record another album... (read more)

Jason Yeager Music - The Cell Theatre
June 29, 2019 - New York

Award-winning pianist, composer, and educator Jason Yeager creates music that is deeply expressive and multi-faceted, defying convention while reveling in the traditions of jazz, blues, 20th century classical music, and Latin American folk rhythms. He has released four albums of original music to wide acclaim, most recently All At Onceness (Red Piano Records) and United (Inner Circle Music), the latter of which was named a Best Album of 2017 by Downbeat Magazine. He was a finalist in the 2017 International Songwriting Competition, and won the 2014 Hot House Jazz Fans Decision Awards for best pianist. His newest album, New Songs of Resistance, will be released on Outside in Music in the fall of 2019. As both a bandleader and sideman, Yeager has performed at such venues as Birdland, the Blue Note, and Smalls Jazz Club in New York City; Jordan Hall and the Regattabar in Boston; the Green Dolphin in Capetown; Thelonious in Buenos Aires; the Panama Jazz Festival; and the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival. He has performed and/or recorded with such noteworthy artists as Luciana Souza, Steve Wilson, Ran Blake, Ayn Inserto, James Cammack, Jason Anick, Greg Osby, John Fedchock, Sara Serpa,... (read more)

The Revolution Vol. 40: Tansu, the Side Project, and Miranda Joan - National Sawdust
June 29, 2019 - Brooklyn

Much of the charm of a place like Brooklyn comes from discovering what secret events hide inside seemingly mundane brick buildings with colorful street art plastered on their walls. Wandering the streets of Brooklyn's culturally booming neighborhoods you may ask yourself, "What exclusive functions could I attend if I were lucky enough to be in-the-know?" -Soundigest The Revolution is a performance series highlighting Brooklyn- and Harlem-based artists and musicians that not only represent the core of independent pop culture but also currently stand in the breeding ground of evolution within their genre.

Zoso - The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience (Night One) - Daryl's House Club
Through June 29, 2019 - Pawling

Zoso performs the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin live show since the real thing.

Blowout Music Festival - Knockdown Center
June 30, 2019 - Maspeth

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Groovin' in the Park - Roy Wilkins Park
June 30, 2019 - Jamaica

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New York Baroque Incorporated - Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
June 30, 2019 - Katonah

American mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux has a rich history with Caramoor, having first come to the attention of NY audiences and critics with her performance in Rossini's La Cenerentola here in 1996. Now, for the first time since 2009, she is back in the Venetian Theater with the dynamic, conductorless period-instrument orchestra, New York Baroque Incorporated. Genaux's incredible command of coloratura shows off the vocal athleticism and emotional prowess which has made her one of the top operatic singers performing today. Join us for this rare US appearance by the mezzo-soprano in arias by Handel, Vivaldi, and Hasse. Artists New York Baroque Incorporated Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano Program Corelli Concerto Grosso in D Major, Op. 6, No. 4 Handel "Brilla nell'alma un non inteso ancor" from Alessandro Handel "Lascia la spina" from Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno Vivaldi Violin Concerto in F Minor, RV 297, "Winter" Vivaldi "Gelido in ogni vena" from Farnace, RV 711 Hasse "Come nave in mezzo all'onde" from Viriate — Intermission — Geminiani Concerto Grosso in E Major, No. 11, H.142 Handel Armida abbandonata, HWV 105

Cortelyou Jazz Jam - Bar Chord
June 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

CORTELYOU JAZZ JAM

Jazz Brunch: Live Jazz Trio - Fine & Rare
June 30, 2019 - New York

Live Jazz Performance

The Music of Nina Simone & First Ladies of Jazz & Blues - Groove
June 30, 2019 - New York

All Ages First Ladies of Jazz & Blues: The Music of Etta James, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone & More feat. Emilie Surtees Jazz has not one queen but three, and impassioned vocalist Emilie Surtees will pay homage to all of them in First Ladies of Jazz & Blues. From scat to breathy ballads, "First Lady of Song" Billie Holiday could do it all while Etta James is considered one of the greatest blues singers who ever lived. And Nina Simone lit the world on fire with a vibrato that stirred souls and moved mountains. Hear some of this Holy Trinity's greatest hits as Surtees interprets them with conviction at Club Groove in New York.

Monday Michiru - Birdland Jazz Club
June 30, 2019 - New York

Born of Japanese and Italian-American ancestry, Monday Michiru, so named to reflect both heritages, is the daughter of jazz musicians (NEA Jazz Master Toshiko Akiyoshi and saxophonist Charlie Mariano, and stepfather saxophonist-flutist Lew Tabackin). Monday picked up the flute in grade school studying classically until she graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy which she attended on scholarship. It was there that she fostered another instrument, her voice, which began as an ear training exploration only to discover another avenue of musical expression.

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - Birdland Jazz Club
June 30, 2019 - New York

Grammy Award winning pianist, composer and educator Arturo O'Farrill -- leader of the "first family of Afro-Cuban Jazz" (NY Times) -- was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. Son of the late, great composer Chico O'Farrill, Arturo was Educated at Manhattan School of Music, Brooklyn College Conservatory and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. He played piano in Carla Bley's Big Band from 1979 through 1983 and earned a reputation as a soloist in groups led by Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis and Harry Belafonte.

Burlesk at Birdland Hosted by Sir Richard Castle - Birdland Jazz Club
June 30, 2019 - New York

Overseeing the frolics is one of New York City's most beloved hosts of burlesque, SIR RICHARD CASTLE. This dashingly debonair and deliciously dirty dandy has graced burlesque stages from Stockholm to Detroit. He's now enjoying the 10th year of his long-running burlesque comedy show, THE WIGGLE ROOM WITH SIR RICHARD CASTLE at NYC's "Palace of Variety," The Slipper Room.

I Love Dance Annual Showcase 2019 - Riverside Church Theatre
June 30, 2019 - New York

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CARIBOAKE | BRUNCH X BACCHANAL - Basquiat's Bottle
June 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

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Jennifer Wharton's Bonegasm - Birdland Jazz Club
June 30, 2019 - New York

"...This entire front line—and Wharton, in particular—reminds us that while a slide may only have seven positions, those numbers reveal worlds of possibility." Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz "...the trombonist's debut possesses a certain gravity, like a serious expression of idle fun." Bird is the Worm "...uniformly stellar..." New York Jazz Record Bass trombonist, Jennifer Wharton takes her enthusiasm for the horn seriously and hopes to spread her joy to the public with her infectiously fun ensemble, Bonegasm. According to leader Jennifer, a "bonegasm" is a climax of musical excitement. It is characterized by feelings of pleasure centered in the ears and experienced as an accompaniment to hearing a group of trombone players. Jennifer is a regular in two of the best large ensembles in jazz, Darcy James Argue's Secret Society and the Alan Ferber Big Band. These playing experiences led to her to create a band that would commission composers to write and arrange music for the often overlooked trombone. Rounding out this ensemble are composer/trombonist Nate Mayland (Wishbone Project, Pedro Giraudo Orchestra), composer/trombonist Ryan Keberle (Catharsis, Reverso) and composer/trombo... (read more)

The Earls of Leicester featuring Jerry Douglas - Landmark on Main Street
June 30, 2019 - Port Washington

Barry Bales (bass, vocals) - Shawn Camp (guitar, lead vocals) - Charlie Cushman (banjo, guitars) - Jerry Douglas (Dobro, vocals) - Johnny Warren (fiddle, bass vocals) - Jeff White (mandolin, vocals) When the Earls of Leicester formed in 2013, their mission was ambitious but exact: to preserve and promote the legacy of bluegrass legends Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, in hopes of reviving the duo's music for longtime admirers and introducing a new generation to their genre-defining sound. Within a year of releasing their self-titled debut, the Nashville-based six-piece far surpassed their own expectations, winning a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album and earning six awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association. The band wholeheartedly channels the spirit of Flatt and Scruggs while allowing each member's distinct charm and singular musicality to shine through. And though their unbridled passion instantly stirs up a freewheeling energy, a closer listen reveals the profound mastery of skill infused into each performance. "This is the result of years and years of trying out different instruments, different string gauges, different techniques to try to create these sou... (read more)

Tango Night with the Zinc Tango Band - Zinc Bar
June 30, 2019 - New York

ome listen, watch or dance to the mystifying sounds of tango played live by the Argentine masters of this enchanting and mysterious music. Milonga is interwoven with recorded music throughout the night. The Enigma Tango Trio plays live with milonga throughout the night. A night of listening, dancing, and romancing!

The Music of Nina Simone & First Ladies of Jazz & Blues - The Groove
June 30, 2019 - New York

First Ladies of Jazz & Blues: The Music of Etta James, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone & More Feat. Emilie Surtees Jazz has not one queen but three, and impassioned vocalist Emilie Surtees will pay homage to all of them in First Ladies of Jazz & Blues. From scat to breathy ballads, "First Lady of Song" Billie Holiday could do it all while Etta James is considered one of the greatest blues singers who ever lived. And Nina Simone lit the world on fire with a vibrato that stirred souls and moved mountains. Hear some of this Holy Trinity's greatest hits as Surtees interprets them with conviction at Club Groove in New York.

Monday Michiru At Birdland Theater - Birdland Theater
June 30, 2019 - New York

Monday Michiru At Birdland Theater

Advance Base with Claire Cronin, Moon Racer, Matt Bachmann - Baby's All Right
June 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

21+ Advance Base Claire Cronin Moon Racer Matt Bachmann

The Music of Basie Featuring Rodney Whitaker - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
June 30, 2019 - New York

Led by esteemed bassist Rodney Whitaker, tonight's program will feature additional members of the all-star Band Director Academy Training faculty. When these artists aren't busy touring or performing in Rose Theater with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, they regularly lead and sell out concerts in Dizzy's Club, The Appel Room, and other venues around the world. It's always a treat to have them share the stage in our most intimate venue, and when they're playing the high-octane Kansas City Swing of Count Basie, it's guaranteed to be a good time.

Groovin' in the Park Concert 2019 - Roy Wilkins Park
June 30, 2019 - Brooklyn

A DAY OF REGGAE RHYTHM AND BLUES. Groovin' In The Park is North America's largest annual Reggae and R&B concert. It is a family-friendly entertainment event which provides an eclectic array of popular music catering to a very diverse audience from the USA and the Caribbean. Recognizing that many quality out-door park concerts are mostly held in the boroughs of Manhattan (Central Park) and in Brooklyn (Prospect Park) in the summertime, this event which is held at the Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, bring quality entertainment to the borough, so that its residents will have ease of access and also share in the many spins off activities that are associated with the staging of such a premiere concert. Groovin' in the Park has continued to intensify its focus on presenting a cadre of high-quality performances coupled with an atmosphere of relaxation and enjoyment for the community in response to their increasing demand for first-class entertainment within the tri-borough area of New York. Groovin' in the Park concentrates its efforts at positive developments within the community and view this event as another avenue to respond to one such need. Groovin' in the Park has become a staple in ... (read more)

BRITE Festival - 900 Green Ln
Through June 30, 2019 - Union

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Kenny G - Blue Note
Through June 30, 2019 - New York

In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 24 albums, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop, and Latin music to a jazz foundation, solidifying his reputation as the premier artist in contemporary jazz. Since the early '80s, his combination of unparalleled instrumental chops and indelible melodies has resulted in sales of more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the U.S. alone) and more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard's Contemporary Jazz chart.

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.

Harlem Jazz Singers Showcase - Gin Fizz
Through May 31, 2021 - Harlem

Gordon Polatnick, the founder of Big Apple Jazz, has created a weekly series that brings the most talented, captivating and engaging Harlem jazz singers together with their knock-out all-star quartet - each week a new featured singer and band. Local musicians and singers often stop by to be a part of the excitement, and our guests are guaranteed seating for both sets unlike many other venues. Plan your next great evening out with the Harlem Jazz Singers Showcase. See talent like Tina Fabrique, Lynette Washington, Melanie Charles, Boncellia Lewis, Brianna Thomas, Emily Braden, Seydurah Avecmoi, Irene Blackman, Gary Samuels, and many more. Gin Fizz is a supper club right next to Red Rooster Harlem and conveniently located steps away from the 2/3 Train's 125th Street stop on Lenox Ave. You will think you exited the subway and stepped into the kind of jazz age speakeasy which brought this neighborhood international fame during Prohibition and the Harlem Renaissance. Check our link to see who's coming up this week.


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