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Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend - May 17-May 19


Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend Photo: Nick Amoscato/Flickr 


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.

Gerry Gibbs and Thrasher People - Smalls Live
May 17, 2019 - New York City

GERRY GIBBS drums RAVI COLTRANE tenor sax MARCUS STRICKLAND tenor sax URI CAINE piano

Rich Perry Quartet Feat. Gary Versace - Smalls Live
May 17, 2019 - New York City

RICH PERRY tenor sax UGONNA OKEGWO bass GARY VERSACE organ JOHN RILEY drums

Jd Allen 'After-Hours' - Smalls Live
May 17, 2019 - New York City

JD ALLEN tenor sax Hailed by the New York Times as "a tenor saxophonist with an enigmatic, elegant and hard-driving style," J.D.

Big Band B-3: Joey DeFrancesco with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra - Jazz at Lincoln Center
May 17, 2019 - New York

Joey DeFrancesco—arguably the greatest jazz organist alive—joins the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for the first time. With two 61-note keyboards, a 25-note bass pedal board controlled by foot, and multiple custom drawbars, the Hammond organ is practically a full band by itself. This expansive instrument is rarely paired with a big band, but it adds a rich new dimension when the musicians are up to the challenge. Tonight, DeFrancesco and the JLCO will explore two classic records that defied the organ's typical small group confines and left fans craving more. First up is Duke Ellington's New Orleans Suite, a lesser-known and delightfully varied repertoire of Ellington excellence. The original recording featured organ only on the gospel-tinged "Blues for New Orleans," but DeFrancesco and JLCO trombonist Vincent Gardner are excitedly cooking up new arrangements to expand its role. The second half of the show explores Oliver Nelson's unique take on Peter & The Wolf, a playful suite full of fiery solos by legendary organist Jimmy Smith. DeFrancesco is one of jazz's most entertaining and stunningly virtuosic musicians, and he has wanted to play this music with the JLCO for a ... (read more)

Lee Hogans and Pursuance - Groove
May 17, 2019 - New York

By maintaining an aggressive path of musical study and professional achievement, W. Lee Hogans has fashioned a distinct musical style. He formed his own band Pursuance in 2004. His songs, featuring strong grooves with catchy melodies, encompass the worlds of Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Soul. Stylistic influences range from Lee Morgan and Freddie Hubbard to James Brown and Run DMC. Pursuance's album The Vibe Orientation debuted in 2005; it has received airplay on XM Radio and is available on iTunes and other formats. Later this year his second album What We Play is Life will hit the market.Pursuance has dazzled audiences at many destination venues throughout New York and New Jersey, including the Blue Note, Groove, and Cecil's Jazz Club.

Harlem Jazz Series - Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch - Greater Calvary Baptist Church
May 17, 2019 - New York

Ms. Cumberbatch is a native of Brooklyn and has toured extensively in such places as the Caribbean, Europe, Canada, West Africa, Russia, Japan, and the United States. She has worked extensively with trumpeter Hannibal Loukumbe as the featured vocalist in two of his symphonies and also performed his suite "Fannie Lou Hamer" with the Kronos Quartet and "Love Poems to God" with dancer/choreographer, Dianne McIntyre and his ensemble. Ms. Cumberbath has performed with John Hicks, the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, Diedre Murray, Lonni Plaxico, Onaje-Alan Gumbs, Curtis Lundy, Cecil Brooks III, Steve Wilson, Andy Bey, Al Harewood, Cecil Payne, and Romero Lubambo, to name a few. She currently works with the Baritone Saxophones, the Ray Abrams Big Band, the Brooklyn Repertory Ensemble, and her own Magnificent Trio. Ms. Cumberbatch has produced three recordings on Ki-Ki Records and is soon to release the recording "Seasoned Elegance." (www.tulivu.com) 1st set: 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm (15-min break) 2nd set: 8:00 pm – 8:45pm House doors open at 6:30 pm

Mary Stallings - Smoke Jazz & Supper Club
May 17, 2019 - New York

Mary Stallings celebrates the release of her highly anticipated album Songs Were Made to Sing. Simply one of the best jazz singers of our time, Stallings is particularly admired as an important interpreter of ballads. The New York Times says she is "polished, self-possessed and close to the ground, with blues and gospel language on simmer. And she's a wizard of the long tone, which she uses to laser into deep emotional zones; she leaves brackets of silence, and phrases with microscopic care." And, The Wall Street Journal calls her "our greatest living link to the late, great (Carmen) McRae."

Jonatha Brooke at The Loft - 5/17 - City Winery
May 17, 2019 - 2nd floor New York

Jonatha Brooke has been writing songs, making records and touring since the early 90's. After four major label releases, she started her own independent label, Bad Dog Records in 1999, and has since released eight more albums - her two most recent, the companion CD to her critically acclaimed, one woman, Off-Broadway musical My Mother Has Four Noses; and 2016's Midnight. Hallelujah. Jonatha has co-written songs with Katy Perry and The Courtyard Hounds. She's also written for four Disney films, numerous television shows, and she composed and performed the theme song for Joss Whedon's Dollhouse. In 2014 Ms. Brooke debuted her one woman musical, My Mother Has Four Noses, at the Duke Theater on 42nd Street, in NYC. The show ran for 3 months, to rave reviews, and was a critics pick in the NY Times. She recently finished a month-long run of My Mother has 4 Noses at the Jungle Theater in Minneapolis. Jonatha is also currently touring nationally and internationally, teaching songwriting workshops along the way, and working on two new musical projects - Quadroon, with the late legendary jazz pianist/composer Joe Sample; and Switched with playwright Geoffrey Nauffts. She will release an e... (read more)

Jonatha Brooke at The Loft (Late Show) - 5/17 - City Winery
May 17, 2019 - 2nd floor New York

Jonatha Brooke has been writing songs, making records and touring since the early 90's. After four major label releases, she started her own independent label, Bad Dog Records in 1999, and has since released eight more albums - her two most recent, the companion CD to her critically acclaimed, one woman, Off-Broadway musical My Mother Has Four Noses; and 2016's Midnight. Hallelujah. Jonatha has co-written songs with Katy Perry and The Courtyard Hounds. She's also written for four Disney films, numerous television shows, and she composed and performed the theme song for Joss Whedon's Dollhouse. In 2014 Ms. Brooke debuted her one woman musical, My Mother Has Four Noses, at the Duke Theater on 42nd Street, in NYC. The show ran for 3 months, to rave reviews, and was a critics pick in the NY Times. She recently finished a month-long run of My Mother has 4 Noses at the Jungle Theater in Minneapolis. Jonatha is also currently touring nationally and internationally, teaching songwriting workshops along the way, and working on two new musical projects - Quadroon, with the late legendary jazz pianist/composer Joe Sample; and Switched with playwright Geoffrey Nauffts. She will release an e... (read more)

Ethan Iverson Quartet - The Jazz Gallery
May 17, 2019 - New York

Original compositions for a unruly quartet.

Felix Pastorius - 55 Bar
May 17, 2019 - New York

B.B Kings Blues Band Featuring Michael Lee from 2018 Season of the Voice - YMCA Boulton Center For The Performing Arts
May 17, 2019 - Bay Shore

Michael Lee is a Fort Worth based Blues artist. Featured as a contestant for the 2018 Season of the Voice. Where his soul and energy was unmatched and unlike the show has ever seen. Raised around blues music his entire life, Michael spent the majority of his young life in blues clubs receiving an ivy league education from watching and playing with blues legends such as Andrew "Jr Boy" Jones (Freddie King), Buddy Whittington (John Mayall), Lucky Peterson (Willie Dixon). On nights he was not in the blues clubs he was down in the stockyards soaking in the Country sounds which emanated from those honky tonks. Like Delbert McClinton and many Fort Worth musicians before him, Michael's style of music has the perfect blend of Blues and Country. Michael Lee released his first record in 2014, released two singles in the summer of 2018 "Here I Am" and "Heart of Stone" and is releasing his sophomore record in 2019.

Gabriela Anders - 55 Bar
May 17, 2019 - New York

T.W. Sample Group - Fat Cat
May 17, 2019 - New York

T.W. Sample Group

The Supreme Queens - Fat Cat
May 17, 2019 - New York

The Supreme Queens

Willerm Delisfort Ensemble - Fat Cat
May 17, 2019 - New York

Willerm Delisfort Ensemble

After Hours hosted by Ray Gallon - Fat Cat
May 17, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by Ray Gallon

Andy Bianco Quintet - Jazz - Silvana
May 17, 2019 - New York

New York City-based guitarist/composer/producer Andy Bianco has performed with Angie Stone, Onree Gill, Ray Chew, Elle Varner, Bob Moses & many others at such renowned venues as Smoke Jazz Club, Cafe Wha, The Bitter End, The Blue Note, SOB's, Joe's Pub, Billboard Live Osaka/Tokyo, The Howard Theater, The 2013 Long Beach Jazz Festival, The 2014/2015 Essence Festival in New Orleans, The 2014 BET Awards, and he's also the guitarist for the Grammy nominated RnB artist Elle Varner, with whom he's completed a tour of Japan for Billboard Live. He was a finalist in the 2012 & 2015 USA Songwriting Competition, & his 2 official jazz album releases as a leader have received domestic & international critical acclaim from Elsewhere New Zealand, Bop-N-Jazz, The New York City Jazz Record, & other publications. Andy's performed his original jazz compositions as a bandleader & with other groups at such NYC jazz hot spots as Smoke Jazz Club, Club Bonafide, Fat Cat & The Zinc Bar. Andy recently completed a 6 month tour of New Zealand & Japan as the guitarist with the critically acclaimed stage production entitled, "Empire."

Peter Frank - One Night Only---FOLK/BLUES - Triad Theatre
May 17, 2019 - New York

Peter Frank will be performing songs from his recent album, "Comin' Back Around", as well as newer tunes destined for his next record release. Joined by the fine NYC musicians of Lucky Flamingo, they will explore the Americana world of folk, country and blues through his songs and the stories they tell. Please Note: The Triad has a 2-beverage minimum per person.

Harlem Jazz Singer's Showcase - Gin Fizz
May 17, 2019 - New York

I'm a third generation New Yorker, living in Astoria. Long ago I was bitten by the jazz bug. Wherever I visited in the world I always felt most comfortable in jazz clubs. That's where my people are; and they've inspired me in many ways: I've owned a jazz club in Harlem Worked at radio stations and record companies Managed musicians

Big Band B-3: Joey Defrancesco with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
May 17, 2019 - New York

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for the first time. With two 61-note keyboards, a 25-note bass pedal board controlled by foot, and multiple custom drawbars, the Hammond organ is practically a full band by itself. This expansive instrument is rarely paired with a big band, but it adds a rich new dimension when the musicians are up to the challenge. Tonight, DeFrancesco and the JLCO will explore two classic records that defied the organ's typical small group confines and left fans craving more. First up is Duke Ellington's New Orleans Suite, a lesser-known and delightfully varied repertoire of Ellington excellence. The original recording featured organ only on the gospel-tinged "Blues for New Orleans," but DeFrancesco and JLCO trombonist Vincent Gardner are excitedly cooking up new arrangements to expand its role. The second half of the show explores Oliver Nelson's unique take on Peter & The Wolf, a playful suite full of fiery solos by legendary organist Jimmy Smith.

Ben Sidran, John Ellis, Alexis Cuadrado & Leo Sidran - Mezzrow Jazz Club
May 17, 2019 - New York

Ben Sidran has had a long career as a jazz pianist, educator and recording artist. Discover the work of this lyrical improviser and his quartet featuring John Ellis on saxophone, Alexis Cuadrado on bass and Leo Sidran on drums.

Boss Tenors Series: Craig Handy Quartet. - Zinc Bar
May 17, 2019 - New York

Acclaimed Tenor Saxophonist Craig Handy brings his formidable quartet to the Zinc jazz club on Friday, May 17. He's supported by pianist David Kikoski, bassist Barry Stephenson, and drummer Donald Edwards. Craig Handy is known as the "musician's musician", because he's been the first call multi-instrumentalist in New York for nearly 20 years. Born in Oakland, California, he attended North Texas State University from 1981 to 1984, and following this played with Art Blakey, Wynton Marsalis, Roy Haynes, Abdullah Ibrahim, Elvin Jones, Joe Henderson, Betty Carter, George Adams, Ray Drummond, Conrad Herwig, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and David Weiss among many others. He is a member of the Mingus Big Band, Mingus Dynasty, and Mingus Orchestra.

Tyler Perry's Madea's Farewell Play Tour - Radio City Music Hall
May 17, 2019 - New York

Tyler Perry's 'Madea's Farewell Play Tour' is coming to Radio City Music Hall for 6 SHOWS from May 16-19!

Boaz Marva Trio - Williamsburg Music Center
May 17, 2019 - New York

Come and listen to Boaz Marva, The amazing virtuoso jazz guitarist and singer as he will perform a set of live jazz at Williamsburg Music Center with his swing trio! Mr. Marva, originally from Jerusalem, Israel is a well known guitarist and composer in the NYC and Brooklyn Jazz scene, as he has performed with different groups and acts in many revered venues such as Rockwood Music Hall, Anyway Cafe, Silvana Jazz Club, Shrine Jazz Club, The Red Room, Pete's Candy Store and many more. He is a primary sideman for jazz singers (Joni Paladin, Naama Gheber, Dor Sagi) and other musicians and has worked in the past with likes of David Schnitter, Sam Yahel, Davis Whitfield and more. He is also Lead guitarist for DOR SAGI's band (also known as SAGE) and leader, composer, singer, guitarist of his own Project Marva's Wondrous Whimsy, Boaz Marva Trio and Bozzi Marva Sings and Plays. Boaz's playing and singing is influenced by the great masters Wes Montgomery, Johnny Smith, Joe Pass, Paco De Lucia, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Nina Simone, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and many more Boaz Marva - Vocals and Guitar Solomon Gottfried - Bass Amir Bar Akiva - Drums boazmarva.com in... (read more)

Jonathan Thomas, Jazz Piano - The Juilliard School
May 17, 2019 - New York

Jonathan Thomas, Jazz Piano

Rich Perry Quartet Feat. Gary Versace - Smalls Live
May 18, 2019 - New York City

RICH PERRY tenor sax UGONNA OKEGWO bass GARY VERSACE organ JOHN RILEY drums

Brooklyn Circle - Smalls Live
May 18, 2019 - New York City

STACY DILLARD tenor sax ISMAIL LAWAL drums DIALLO HOUSE bass

Casa Mantequilla - Groove
May 18, 2019 - New York

Casa Mantequilla is an innovative musical collective that brings its "blues-infused global grooves" to enthusiastic crowds all over New York City. Our musical family members come from varied horizons such as Philadelphia, Lagos, Brussels, New Haven, Conakry, the Nile Delta, Brooklyn and Harlem. Our original music draws on those diverse traditions and experiences, and is flavored with jazz, makossa, soukouss, reggae, salsa and many more delicious spices. Remember, "Mantequilla mescla todo" - butter blends everything. So come on out! Dance, shout, make new friends and have some fun. Catch the vibe and become part of the Mantequilla family!

Frank London and Deep Singh's Bagels & Bhangra and Paul Shapiro's Ribs & Brisket Revue at The Loft - 5/18 - City Winery
May 18, 2019 - 2nd floor New York

FRANK LONDON Grammy-winning trumpeter Frank London of The Klezmatics, and Indian percussion virtuoso Deep Singh, transform Irving Fields' classic 1959 LP Bagels & Bongos into a slamming Yiddish-infused Punjabi bhangra party! Fields fused Latin and Yiddish music in interpreting classic Yiddish songs like "Bay Mir Bist du Sheyn", London and Singh add a host of influences from Downtown Jazz to Bollywood to Klezmer. Frank and Deep have collaborated on a number of projects, from Sharabi, the world's first Bhangra-Funk-Klezmer party band, to the radical multimedia re-telling of Salomé: Woman of Valor. Deep studied with Ustad AllaRakha and taught George Harrison and has played with witheveryone from Falu to Sting. He was featured in the Broadway shows Bombay Dreams and Monsoon Wedding; nominated for a Grammy for his work on Falu'sBazaar; and is New York's pre-eminent dhol and tablaplayer. Sir Frank London, the "mystic high priest of downtown avant klezmer-jazz", recently premiered his Cuban-Yiddish opera, Hatuey Memory of Fire. Recent events include the sold out Carnegie Hall concert From The Shtetl to the Stage; Ghetto Songs at Hamburg's prestigious Elbephilharmonie, and Kurt Weill in N... (read more)

6th Annual Jazz Gala - BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
May 18, 2019 - New York

Annual Jazz Gala that features participants of the Made in New York Jazz competition and Jazz masters. Featuring: Legendary drummer Al Foster who played with Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson and many more John Lee - From 1984 thru 1993, John Lee was Dizzy Gillespie's bassist. Performing and recording in the trumpet master's various bands including the Dizzy Gillespie Quintet, Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, and Dizzy's Grammy Award winning United Nation Orchestra. John has also worked in the bands of Gary Bartz, Larry Coryell, Jon Faddis, Aretha Franklin, Roberta Gambarini, Roy Hargrove, Jimmy Heath, Gregory Hines, Claudio Roditi, Sonny Rollins, and McCoy Tyner. Bobby Sanabria is a 7-time Grammy-nominee as a leader! A noted drummer, percussionist, composer, arranger, conductor, producer, educator, documentary film maker, and bandleader of Puerto Rican descent born and raised in NY's South Bronx. Alex's Sipiagin NYU Jazz Ensemble. Alex became favored player for various bands including Gil Evans Orchestra,Gil Goldstein's Zebra Coast Orchestra, Mingus Big Band... He performed with Dave Holland Dave Holland, Michael Brecker and others. Yaacov Mayman, an artisti... (read more)

Godwin Louis Presents Global - The Jazz Gallery
May 18, 2019 - New York

Godwin has studied and performed with stars ranging from Herbie Hancock and Al Foster, to Mulatu Astatke and Mahmoud Ahmed; this engagement celebrates the release of Global, his double–CD debut. "Global focuses on and explores the history of music in the American continent," says Godwin Louis. "It traces the roots via West Africa, and its journey through the four hubs of music in the Americas: Congo Square/New Orleans, Santiago de Cuba, L'Artibonite/Haiti, and Bahia/Brazil."

KJ Denhert - 55 Bar
May 18, 2019 - New York

Moses Patrou - 55 Bar
May 18, 2019 - New York

Rafael Mondeagudo and Music Connection - Fat Cat
May 18, 2019 - New York

Rafael Mondeagudo and Music Connection

After Hours hosted by Greg Glassman - Fat Cat
May 18, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by Greg Glassman

Jocelyn Shannon Quartet - Jazz - Silvana
May 18, 2019 - New York

Jocelyn Shannon, vocals, Mark Cohn, piano, Greg Zwiebel, bass, Ed Pillion, drums and Tom Bender, trumpet and flugelhorn.

Alegba & Friends - Bar Chord
May 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Afro Caribbean/ Haitian Grooves

Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad: Blues Express - Cooperstown
May 18, 2019 - Cooperstown

This fun-filled train ride features live music performances by bands from across the northeast. Check out who will be on board must be 21 or over to ride

Joe Pino Group - Gin Fizz
May 18, 2019 - New York

J oe Pino, performer, composer and educator has had an extensive performance career which lead him into performing at some of the best concert halls, theatres, and clubs around the country. Joe played 2nd trumpet in The 1st National Broadway Tour of Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway. The show ran from October 2015 to July 2016 with performances throughout the country. He recently played the 2017 tour of Elf: The Musical which performed at The Princess of Whales Theatre Toronto, The Wang Theatre Boston, and Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Strictly Sinatra - Gin Fizz
May 18, 2019 - New York

Michael Dutra performs his tribute to Frank Sinatra all over the United States including Las Vegas, Miami, Boston, supper clubs, dinner theaters, Performing Arts Centers, corporate & private parties and now.....Sinatra finally comes to Harlem, New York @ Gin Fizz Harlem. It's been a long time but it's here for a Saturday evening May 18th main performance show at Gin Fizz Harlem. We are honored to have him here and look forward to a great show.. Michael has been hailed as one of the finest interpreters of the Sinatra sound in the world, as said by Boston Globe Columnist Wesley Morris " his sound is velour to Sinatra's velvet, you really can't tell the difference" Ron Della Chiesa of WPLM Boston Radio and Sinatra Guru said "Michael literally channels Sinatra"

6th Annual Jazz Gala - BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
May 18, 2019 - New York

International Jazz Gala event with Jazz Legends and participants of the annual Made In New York Jazz Competition

Ben Sidran, John Ellis, Alexis Cuadrado & Leo Sidran - Mezzrow Jazz Club
May 18, 2019 - New York

Ben SiBen Sidran has had a long career as a jazz pianist, educator and recording artist. Discover the work of this lyrical improviser and his quartet featuring John Ellis on saxophone, Alexis Cuadrado on bass and Leo Sidran on drums.

Made in New York Jazz Competition 6th Annual Jazz Gala - BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
May 18, 2019 - New York

Annual Jazz Gala that features participants of the Made in New York Jazz competition and Jazz masters. Featuring: Legendary drummer Al Foster who played with Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson and many more…. Alex's Sipiagin NYU Jazz Ensemble. Alex became favored player for various bands including Gil Evans Orchestra,Gil Goldstein's Zebra Coast Orchestra, Mingus Big Band… He performed with Dave Holland Dave Holland, Michael Brecker and others… Special Guest: Alex Norris who worked with many noted jazz musicians such as Slide Hampton, Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Chris Potter, Carl Allen, John Patitucci, Mulgrew Miller, and Brian Blade. Norris is very active in Afro-Cuban jazz, as well, having worked with Andy and Jerry González, Manny Oquendo, Paquito D'Rivera, and Chico O'Farril.

Guitar Masters Series: Bobby Broom & Peter Bernstein. - Zinc Bar
May 18, 2019 - New York

"Mr. Bernstein is a fluidly improvising guitarist in the post-bop tradition, with control over harmony and a beautiful sound." —The New York Times "[Bobby Broom] is one of the most musical guitarists of our times…" —Ted Gioia

Tessa Souter - The Cell Theatre
May 18, 2019 - New York

7:30 PM Tessa Souter with Gary Wang (bass) 9PM Kate Chaston with Nicky Barbato (guitar) Jay Sawyer (Drums) Gary Wang (Bass Montréal-born, NYC-based jazz singer songwriter, Kate Chaston, creates lush musical tapestries with her earth-toned story-songs interwoven with shades of pop, folk, and r&b, and a silky thread of funny patter. Together, Kate and her band, the Elements, step out in style. Featuring Nicky Barbato (Paul Schafer, Omar Hakim) on guitar, Jay Sawyer (Dee Dee Bridgewater, Freddy Cole) on drums, and Gary Wang (Patricia Barber, Jane Monheit) on bass. Tessa Souter will be performing some of the songs from her new album Picture in Black and White, a London Times Top Ten Jazz CD of the Year, inspired by her discovery at age 28 that her birth father was black. "Souter's expressive warmth, impassioned eloquence and unfailingly beautiful timbre are an ever-present backdrop to this singularly powerful collection . . . [it is] impossible not to be transfixed by the inventiveness and potency of Souter's artistry." 4 out of 4 stars, Peter Quinn, Jazzwise magazine.

Tyler Perry's Madea's Farewell Play Tour - Radio City Music Hall
May 18, 2019 - New York

Tyler Perry's 'Madea's Farewell Play Tour' is coming to Radio City Music Hall for 6 SHOWS from May 16-19!

Francesco Ciniglio, Jazz Drums - The Juilliard School
May 18, 2019 - New York

Francesco Ciniglio, Jazz Drums

Moshulu Featuring Oz Noy David Sancious Jeff Berlin Dennis Chambers - The Iridium
Through May 18, 2019 - New York

Moshulu featuring Oz Noy David Sancious Jeff Berlin Dennis Chambers

Nancy and Beth Starring Megan Mullalley and Stephanie Hunt - Cafe Carlyle
Through May 18, 2019 - New York

The self-described punk-showbiz band has been praised by NPR's All Things Considered as "musical misfits," and "as sharp as any revivalist act going today" by The Los Angeles Times. Nancy And Beth's previous residency was hailed as "the most avant-garde show to play the Café Carlyle in recent memory" by TheaterMania. With a combination of psychic twinship, childlike enthusiasm, rigorous preparation of songs, and zero preparation of what happens in between, Megan and Stephanie and the five doll faces that back them up have created a musical outfit that is celebratory, surprising, sweet, tuneful, eye-catching, thought-provoking, and amusing. The band is comprised of Megan Mullally (vocals, choreography); Stephanie Hunt (vocals); Datri Bean (keyboards, vocals); Joe Berardi (drums); Petra Haden (strings, vocals); Roy Williams (guitar, vocals); Andrew Pressman (bass, vocals).

Season Finale: Beethoven, Nechustan, and Schumann - The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
May 19, 2019 - New York

For their season finale, the Fair Trade Trio will be presenting the world premiere of Alon Nechushtan's Fractured Fairy Tales, a work dedicated to the Fair Trade Trio, along with Beethoven's String Trio, Op. 9, No. 1. The trio will join forces with pianist Taisiya Pushkar for Schumann's Piano Quartet to round out their 2018/19 concert season.

Jc Stylles Quintet Feat. Steve Nelson - Smalls Live
May 19, 2019 - New York City

JC STYLLES guitar JON DAVIS piano BYRON LANDHAM drums STEVE NELSON vibraphone DMITRI KOLESNIK bass

Charles Owens Trio - Smalls Live
May 19, 2019 - New York City

CHARLES OWENS tenor sax DEVONNE HARRIS drums ANDREW RANDAZZO bass

Hillel Salem & Alon near 'After-Hours' - Smalls Live
May 19, 2019 - New York City

HILLEL SALEM trumpet ALON NEAR bass

The Music of Nina Simone & First Ladies of Jazz & Blues - Groove
May 19, 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.

'Sunday Supper' With Cynthia Scott - Smoke Jazz & Supper Club
May 19, 2019 - New York

For three decades, the vocal artistry of the multi-talented Arkansas-born vocalist Cynthia Scott has encompassed the swing of jazz, the soul of blues, R&B, and the sacred stirrings of gospel music. She is loved by audiences from New York to Africa, Europe and Asia; by musicians from Wynton Marsalis to Ray Charles – who discovered her – and by jazz critics like the Chicago Tribune's Howard Reich, who called her "a mesmerizing vocalist

Public Sound - Smoke Jazz & Supper Club
May 19, 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."

Dan Pugach Nonet - 55 Bar
May 19, 2019 - New York

Ray Anderson - 55 Bar
May 19, 2019 - New York

Nate Birkey - 55 Bar
May 19, 2019 - New York

Behn Gillece Group - Fat Cat
May 19, 2019 - New York

Behn Gillece Group

After Hours hosted by The Program of Deprogramming - Fat Cat
May 19, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by The Program of Deprogramming

Christopher Mcbrite - Minton's Playhouse
May 19, 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

Diane Carey & Sheryl Altman --- CABARET - Triad Theatre
May 19, 2019 - New York

All You Need is Love is a heartfelt musical journey guided by the iconic songs of the Beatles featuring Diane Carey and Sheryl Altman. Diane and Sheryl weave their stories of life, loss and love through the enduring lyrics of the Fab 4. Come and revisit your own Beatles' memories or re-imagine them.You may be surprised and rejoice in Diane and Sheryl's unique spin on this historic unforgettable music. Diane Carey is an exquisite vocalist based in the Boston/Rhode Island area with a special talent for sultry jazz . Sheryl Altman is a versatile vocalist, also based in Boston whose musicality is steeped in warmth and humor. This unique combination of musical styles coupled with the music of the Beatles, with direction by Lina Koutrakis and musical direction and accompaniment by Rick Jensen, will delight all Beatles and cabaret fans.

National Symphony Orchestra - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
May 19, 2019 - New York

Liszt vividly depicts episodes from Dante's Inferno and Purgatory, while Rossini paints a portrait of a mother's grief. The intense drama of Dante's verse comes to life in Liszt's spectacularly orchestrated descriptions of hell's terrors and ethereal women's choir intoning the Magnificat in the ascent to Purgatory. A masterpiece of 19th-century sacred music, Rossini's setting of the Stabat Mater, the Virgin Mary's lament at the cross of Jesus, moves with superb vocal writing, including the hair-raising "Inflammatus" for soprano and chorus, the tenor's showpiece "Cujus animam," and more.

The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
May 19, 2019 - New York

Founded in 1993 by John C. McNeur, The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York is committed to fostering a community of talented young musicians from Long Island and providing them with an opportunity to rehearse and perform choral and orchestral masterworks with recognized leaders in music education and performance.

Mezzrow Classical Salon with David Oei - Mezzrow Jazz Club
May 19, 2019 - New York

Prominent classical pianist David Oei is the musical curator for this monthly classical salon featuring top chamber music players for an excellent afternoon of classical music in Mezzrow's music room.

Tyler Perry's Madea's Farewell Play Tour - Radio City Music Hall
May 19, 2019 - New York

Tyler Perry's 'Madea's Farewell Play Tour' is coming to Radio City Music Hall for 6 SHOWS from May 16-19!

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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