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WINNING SPINS By George K anzler WO PIANISTS WITH IMPRESSIVE techniques reveal much more than T their 88's jazz artistry on the new albums that comprise this Winning Spins. Alfredo Rodriguez was educated in the rigorous classical academies of Cuba and he explores, celebrates and reinvents the music of the Cuba he left behind in 2009, creating his own vibrant musical remembrance. Johnny O'Neal is a largely selftaught native of Detroit; he not only plays but also sings with his trio in a live performance that celebrates American music encompassing, but not limited to, jazz. The Invasion Parade, Alfredo Rodriguez (Mack Avenue), ranges through a large swathe of Cuban music, from conga and timba dance beats and Afro-Cuban jazz to the música guajira associated with the Santeria religion that conflates Christianity and West African Yoruba deities. On various tracks, Rodriguez augments his core trio, Puerto Rican drummer Henry Cole and Bulgarian bassist Peter Slavov, with American bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spaulding, the Cuban percussionist/vocalist Pedrito Martinez, saxophonists Roman Filiu and Billy Carrion and flutist Javier Porta. Rodriguez adds electronics, notably on "Timberobot," an updating of the contemporary timba dance rhythm with synthesizer riffs and EFX reminiscent of, but with more antic brio than, Herbie Hancock's electric recordings. Rodriguez has a winning way with AfroLatin vamps and riffs, a total two-handed approach in the virtuosic tradition of Eddie Palmieri, that he uses to kick up the steps on the title tune, invoking a street parade in Santiago with Filiu's soprano sax standing in for the Chinese trumpet. Piano and soprano sax engage in a passionate duet and Rodriguez also creates a dazzling solo interlude. The trade winds that link Latin America with Cuba bring the playful influence of Brazilian Hermeto Pascoal on the diaphanous "El Güije," Spaulding's voice high and bird-like, blending with piano and flute. Her tone adds a sweet contrast to the priest-like chants of Martinez on "Snails in the Creek," a guajira invoking the Yoruba deity Eluggua featuring rhapsodic piano as well as sounds of the forest. Rodriguez indulges his Latin romanticism on the lush ballad "Quizás, Quizás, Quizás" and the Buena Vista Social Club's "Veinte Años," in an undulating waltz-like rhythm. A deliberate, spiky single note style and a dissonant angularity are


Bey, O'Neal & Carter cover photos by Fran Kaufman

devices in Rodriguez's pianistic arsenal put to good use on the guajira "A Santa Bárbara" and most strikingly on the 1920s chestnut, "Gauntanamera," which is given a joltingly dissonant, modernist reinterpretation by the trio. It foreshadows the final track, "Cubismo," a cubist-inspired updating of the timba style with a vocal chorus and saxes contrasting with the Monkishly rollicking piano. Live at Smalls, Johnny O'Neal (Smalls Live), features O'Neal's trio with bassist Paul Sikivie and drummer Charles Goold recorded on Father's Day last year, the third anniversary of O'Neal's Sunday gig at the club, as well as the birthday of Smalls entrepreneur Spike Wilner. Much more than a pianist, O'Neal is also a singer and extremely personable entertainer, as is evidenced on this sometimes raw but always exuberant recording. He has a celebrated command of a vast repertoire of well over a thousand tunes, performing without a set list. Here his only misstep is stumbling over the lyrics of the standard "I'll Be Tired of You," but even then his enthusiasm erases his miscues, for it is that quality that brings a joie de vivre to his vocals. His slightly raspy, wavy tone and earnest delivery recalls Eddie Jefferson as well as Ray Charles. His vocal ventures outside of melodic lyrics, from jaunty scat singing to insinuative parlando, add to his performing appeal. At the behest of Oscar Peterson, O'Neal was cast as Art Tatum in the Ray Charles bio-pic "Ray," and he reveals some Tatumesque runs and rhythmic stride in his solo version of Gordon Jenkins' "Goodbye." His ability to find the jazzy, lyrical heart of soul and R&B tunes comes to the fore on a medley of "Where Is the Love/Overjoyed" and "(With You) I'm Born Again," a 1979 duet hit for Billy Preston and Syreeta Wright transformed into a sparkling bossa nova with a swing section suggestive of Errol Garner. Walter Davis' spiky "Uranus" and Billy Pierce's "Sudan Blue" display his bop chops and, on the latter, he deliciously quotes "Sunny." The closing "Let the Good Times Roll" sums up the album's message. Alfredo Rodriguez leads a trio with Lionel Loueke and Henry Cole at Jazz Standard April 3-4, expanding it to The Invasion Parade band for April 56. The Johnny O'Neal Trio continues each Sunday night in April at Smalls with a CD release celebration April 6.

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92Y: 1395 Lexington Av at 92nd St. 212-4155500. Apr 2: 9:30pm free adm Jam w/Jazz Combo Band. 449 LA: 449 Lenox Av (bet 132nd & 133rd Sts). 212-234-3298. Thurs: 1-3:30pm Jazz & Dessert; Fri-Sat: 8pm; Sun: 4-7pm Patio Jazz. ABYSSINIAN BAPTIST CHURCH: 132W 138th St (bet Lenox & Adam Clayton Powell Blvds). 212-862-7474. Apr 6: 4pm $20/10 adm Jazz Vespers feat Black Jazz Collective w/Jeremy Pelt, Wayne Escoffery, James Burton, Xavier Davis & Jonathan Blake. AMERICAN LEGION POST: 248W 132nd St (bet 7th & 8th Avs). 212-283-9701. WedThurs&Sun: 7:30pm-12am Jam. BEMELMANS: At Carlyle Hotel. 35E 76th St at Madison. 212-744-1600. BILL’S PLACE: 148W 133rd St (bet Lenox & 7th Avs). 212-2810777. $20 don. Fri-Sat: 9&11pm Bill Saxton AllStar Band. BILLIE’S BLACK RESTAURANT & LOUNGE: 271W 119th St (bet St. Nicholas Av & Frederick Douglass Blvd). 212-280-2248. BISTRO TEN 18: 1018 Amsterdam Av at 110th St. 212-662-7600. Thurs: 9pm-12am Morningside Jazz Collective. CAFÉ CARLYLE: At Carlyle Hotel. 35E 76th St at Madison. 212-7441600. Sets: Mon-Fri 8:45pm; Sat 8:45&10:45pm. Adm varies. Mon: Woody Allen & Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band. CAFÉ JAZZ: At Manhattan School of Music. Bway & 122nd St. 212-749-2802. Informal concerts feat students from School's jazz dept. Free adm. CAMPAGNOLA: 1382 1st Av at 74th St. 212-8611102. Fri-Sat: 8pm-12am Effie Jansen. CHEZ LUCIENNE: 308 Lenox Av at 125th St. 212-289-5555. CHOCOLAT RESTAURANT & LOUNGE: 2217-23 Frederick Douglass Blvd at 120th St. 212-222-4545. Sun: 6-9:30pm. The CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK: 160 Convent Av at 138th St. 212-650-7000. Apr 24: 12:30-1:30pm free adm CCNY Faculty Qnt. CLEOPATRA’S NEEDLE: 2485 Bway (bet 92nd & 93rd Sts). www.cleopatrasneedleny. com. 212-769-6969. Sets: Early (E), Jam (J). Mon-Tues E 8-9pm, J 10pm-1am; Wed-Thurs E 7-11pm, J 11:30pm-2:30am; Fri-Sat E 8pm12am, J 12:30-3am; Sun E 4-8pm, J 9pm-1am. Free adm/$10 min. Trios unless otherwise noted. Residencies (R): Mon E&J Jon Weiss; Tues E&J Mark Devine; Wed E Open mic w/Les


Kurtz, J Joonsam Lee; Thurs J Kazu; Fri J Joanna Sternberg; Sat J Jesse Simpson; Sun E Open mic w/Keith Ingham, J Michika Fukumori. Apr 1-2: R; 3: Cliff Barbaro; 4: Masami Ishikawa; 5: Kuni Mikami; 10: Dan Furman; 11: Lonnie Gasperini; 12: Lluis Capdevilla; 17: Steve Elmer; 18: Sarah Slonim; 19: Richard Clements; 24: Mamiko Watanabe; 25: Ray Blue Qrt; 26: Kayo Hiraki. COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY: 1214 Amsterdam Av. 212-939-7000. CROWN: 24E 81st St (bet 5th Av & Madison). 646559-4880. Sun: 11-30am3pm Bubbly Jazz Brunch feat Mimi Jones Band. FARAFINA CAFÉ & LOUNGE HARLEM: 1813 Amsterdam Av at 150th St. 212-281-2445. 1st Fri: 9&10pm $10 adm marie-claire. Thurs: 8pm Paul Peress Project. GARDEN CAFE: 4961 Bway at W207th St. 212544-9480. Fri-Sat: 811pm Annette Aguilar & String Beans or Paul Hemmings. GINNY’S: At Red Rooster. 310 Lenox Av (bet 125th & 126th). 212-792-9001. Adm varies. Sun: 11am-3:30pm Gospel Brunch. Sets: 7:30&9:30pm $15 adm unless otherwise noted. Apr 5: Alexis Hightower; 17: Milton Suggs; 19: $20 Mavis SWAN Poole; 26: Brianna Thomas. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM: 1071 Fifth Av at 89th St. 212-423-3500. Sets: 8pm/$35/15 adm. Apr 25: Jason Moran & Bandwagon; 26: Geri Allen Trio. HARLEM TAVERN: 2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd at 116th St. 212866-4500. Sat-Sun: 11am-4pm Jazz Brunch. HUDSON RIVER CAFÉ: 697W 133rd St at Riverside. 212-4919111. Sat-Sun: 11am-4pm Jazz Brunch. The INTERCHURCH CENTER: 475 Riverside Dr at 119th St. 212-870-2954. www.inter Apr 25: 7pm $40/$100 adm Buddhist Global Relief’s concert To Feed The Hungry feat Esperanza Spalding & Kenny Werner. LIME LEAF: 128W 72nd St (bet Columbus & Amsterdam Avs). 212-501-7800. Mon-Thurs: 710pm. Mon: Michael Vitali; Tues: Michelle Zangara Trio; Wed: Julie Grahm; Thurs: Emma Larsson. LONDEL’S SUPPER CLUB: 2620 Frederick Douglass Blvd (bet 139th & 140th Sts). 212234-6114. Fri-Sat: 8-11pm. LURA: 949 Columbus Av (bet 106th & 107th Sts). 212-866-7500. Thurs: 9-11pm. MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC: 120 Claremont Av & 122nd St. 212-749-2802. Apr 17: MSM Chamber Jazz Ens dir by Justin DiCioccio. MANNA HOUSE: 338E 106th St (bet 1st & 2nd Avs). 212-7228223. Ev first Sun 4pm $15/10/7 adm: MEEE Jazz Concert series. Apr 6: Keisha St. Joan. MINTON’S: 206W 118th St (bet St. Nicholas Av & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd). 212-243-2222. Sets: Wed-Thurs 711pm, Fri-Sat 7pm-12am, Sun 6-10pm. Wed: Ed Stoute Trio + Harlem After Dark party; Thurs: Bertha Hope, Michael Max Fleming & tba; FriSat: Bertha Hope, Michael Max Fleming, Mike Camoia, Michael Howell & Rudy Lawless; Sun: Ed Stoute Duo. MIST HARLEM: 46W 116th St (bet Lenox & 5th Av). 866 2171152. Sun: 12&2pm $24.99 Jazz Brunch allyou-can eat. Apr 13: RLJ Trio; 20: Tyrone Birkett Emancipation; 27: Curtis Brothers; 30: See National Museum in Harlem.


NATIONAL JAZZ MUSEUM IN HARLEM: 104E 126th St #2C. (bet Park & Lexington Avs). 212-348-8300. Free adm unless otherwise noted. Tues 7-8:30pm Jazz for Curious Listeners series w/04/1 Melissa Aldana; 04/8 Kavita Shah; 04/15 Oran Etkin; 04/22 Amir El Saffar; 04/24 make-up session Tim Porter; 04/29 Maitreya Padukone. Apr 2&9: $20/10 adm Jonathan Batiste & Michael Mwenso on How Jazz Can Change Your Life; 30: at Mist Harlem 7pm $40-20 adm International Jazz Day celeb by Jonathan Batiste w/Michael Mwenso. NEW AMSTERDAM MUSIC ASSOCIATION: 107W 130th St (bet Lenox & Adam Clayton Powel Blvds). 212-510-8140. $5/15 adm. MonFri. Mon: 7:30-11pm Jam. NEW LEAF CAFÉ: 1 Margaret Corbin Dr. Fort Tryon Park. 212568-5323. Fri: 7-10pm. PARIS BLUES: 2021 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd at 121st St. 212-222-9878. Free adm. Sets: Mon-Thurs&Sun 8:30pm-12:30am, FriSat 9pm-1am. Mon: John Cooksey Trio; Tues: Rakiem Walker RW5; Wed: Jam w/Les Goodson Band; Thurs: Tyrone Govan Blues Band; Fri: Melvin Vines Harlem Jazz Machine; Sat: 68th Street Band; Sun: 6pm Voice Clinic, 8:30pm Melvin Vines Harlem Jazz Machine. Apr 27: 5-9pm Elliot Pineiro & Sumbaswing. The PARK AVENUE CHRISTIAN CHURCH: 1010 Park Av at 85th St. 212-288-3246. Apr 6: 11am Deanna Witkowski Trio. PARLOR ENTERTAINMENT: 555 Edgecombe Av at 160th St. #3F. 212-781-6595. Sun: 4pm free adm w/Marjorie Eliot, Bob Cunningham, Sedric Choukroun & spec guests. RIVERSIDE CHURCH: 490 Riverside Dr (bet 120th & 122nd Sts). 1st Mon: 10am-12pm Open meeting by Harlem Arts Alliance SETTEPANI: 196 Lenox Av at 120th St. 917-4924806. Thurs: 7-10pm. SHELL’S BISTRO: 2150 5th Av (bet 131st & 132nd Sts). 212-2345600. SHRINE: 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd (bet 133rd & 134th Sts). 212-690-7807. Free adm. 6pm sets unless otherwise noted. Residency (R): Sun 58pm Jam w/Lu Reid. Apr 1: 9pm Jon Hatamiya; 4: Andy Bianco Jazz Qnt, 10pm Ayo In Motion, 11pm MH The Verb; 5: Nick Di Maria, 9pm Florencia Gonzalez Candombe Project; 6: 5pm R; 7: Herve Alexandre & SF Crew; 8: New York Bakery Connection, 9pm aStridd; 9: 10pm Hambone Relay; 10: 8pm Edlen Hart; 11: Yoo Sun Nam; 13: 5pm R; 15: Forest Band; 16: Gene Segal; 17: Michael Bank Spt, 9pm Atto Castro; 18: Noah MacNeil; 20: 5pm R; 22: 9pm Dan White Sxt; 24: Nena Weston; 27: 5pm R. SHOWMAN’S: 375W 125th St at Morningside. 212-8648941. SILVANA: 300W 116th St at Frederick Douglas Blvd. 646-692-4935. Sets: Early (E) 6-8pm, Late (L) 8-10pm, Night (N) 10pm-12am. Apr 2: L Machine Gun Project, N Dan White Sxt; 3: E Mark Patterson; 4: E Alex Wan & Dream Orch, N Freddie Fuego; 5: E Brad Shepik Work Ens, L Samantha Carlson; 6: L Noller/Sylla; 9: 7-8pm Martin Terens Gp; 11: E Terry's Qrt; 12: E Alan Leatherman; 13: E Gioel Severini, L Scott Barkan, 9pm Dave Chisholm Calligraphy; 15: 7pm Carbon Mirage; 16: L Colin Gordon Gp, 9pm Kenny Shanker; 17: E Noah Bless; 19: E Jan Sturiale Jazz Trio; 20: E Tanguy Stevenart; 22: E Joel


Forrester, L Pericopes; 23: E Eric Plaks Trio, L Alison Shearer Qnt; 24: E Carl Maraghi Gp, L Victor Baker Band; 25: E Yoosun Nam; 26: E Kathleen Potton; 27: E Annette Genovese, 9pm Franglais; 29: E Gene Segal, 9pm aStridd Duo; 30: E Paul Jones. SMOKE & SUPPER CLUB-LOUNGE: 2751 Bway (bet 105th & 106th Sts). 212-864-6662. Sets: Early (E), Late (L), Brunch (B); E 7,9&10:30pm, L 11:45pm + 12:45am Fri-Sat, B 11:30am,1&2:30pm. Adm/min vary. Residencies (R): Mon E Big Band night feat Jason Marshall 04/7&21, Captain Black 04/14&28, L Jam w/John Farnsworth Qnt & friends; Tues E Mike LeDonne Groover Qrt, L Charles Turner III 04/1,15&29, Milton Suggs Qrt 04/8&22; Wed L Brianna Thomas Qrt; Thurs E Baylor Project 04/3&17, Gregory Generet 04/10&24, L Nickel & Dime OPS; Fri L Patience Higgins & Sugar Hill Qrt; Sat L Johnny O’Neal & friends; Sun B Annette St. John Trio, L Willerm Delisfort Qrt. Apr 1: R; 2: Ken Fowser Sxt; 3: R; 4-5: George Coleman Qrt; 6: Vivian Sessoms; 7-8: R; 9: Chris Washbourne & SYOTOS; 10: R; 11-12: JD Allen Qrt; 13: Bruce Harris Sxt; 14-15: R; 16: Duane Eubanks Qnt; 17: R; 18-19: Vincent Herring Qnt w/spec guest Louis Hayes; 20: Vivian Sessoms; 21-22: R; 23: George Burton Qnt; 24: R; 25-26: Jim Rotondi Qnt; 27: SaRon Crenshaw; 28-29: R; 30: Fleurine. SUGAR BAR: 254W 72nd St (bet Bway & West End Av). 212-579-0222. Sets: 8pm/$10 adm unless otherwise noted. Residency (R): Wed 9pm JT Project/Project Groove; Thurs 9pm Open Mic w/Andre Smith & Sugar Bar All Star Band. Apr 2-3&9-10: R; 12: 9pm Irini Res & Jazz Mix; 16-17: R; 18: Atto NYC Tour; 23-24&30: R. SYMPHONY SPACE: 2537 Bway at 95th St. 212-864-5400. Apr 4-5: 8pm Documentary on Guitarra de Palo; 12: 7:30pm $22/17 adm Prism Qrt w/Steve Lehman & Rudresh Mahanthappa; 21: 7:15pm $35 adm Bechet Society presents Dan Levinson’s Jam Session of the Millennium. TRATTORIA INWOOD: 4996 Bway at 212th St. 212-544-7144. Sat: 8-11pm free adm Annette A. Aguilar. VARELI: 2869 Bway at 111th St. 212-678-8585. Sets: 9pm-12am. Thurs: Bill Wurtzel Trio w/Jimmy Cozier; Apr 12&26: Jeanne Gies w/Howard Alden & friends. WHITNEY MUSEUM: 945 Madison Av at 75th St. 212-570-3600. Apr 1820&25-27: Elio Villafranca in Vida Perfectas.



BOB KINDRED TRIO Bob Kindred, tenor saxophone, John Hart, guitar Steve LaSpina, bass Brunch menu from $9.50-$17.50 Bar minimum $5 Sunday 12:30-3:30 CAFE LOUP 105 West 13th Street Reservations: 212-255-4746

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(Between 35th & 69th Street) AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM: 2 Lincoln Sq on Columbus Av (bet 65th & 66th Sts). 212-595-9533. Free adm. Wed: 2-3pm Bill Wurtzel & Mike Gari Duo w/Sharon Fisher. B. B. KING: 237W 42nd St. 212-997-4144. Apr 2: 8pm Keb' Mo’; 18: 7&9pm Andres Laprida; 20: 1pm Joey Morant & Catfish Stew; 23: 7&9:30pm Renee Manning Qnt. BEER CULTURE: 328W 45th St (bet 8th & 9th Avs). Apr 13: 5-8pm Susan Tobocman & Lee Metcalf Duo. BIRDLAND: 315W 44th St (bet 8th & 9th Avs). 212-581-3080. Sets: 8:30&11pm, except Mon 7&9:30pm, Sun 6,9&11pm. Adm varies. Residencies (R): Mon 9:30pm Jim Caruso Cast Party; Wed 5:30-


7pm Louis Armstrong Eternity Band by David Ostwald; Fri 5-7pm Birdland Big Band by Tommy Igoe; Sat 6pm except 04/5 Jay Leonhart Duo; Sun 6pm except 04/27 Birdland Jazz Party, 9pm Arturo O’Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orch. Apr 1-5: Regina Carter; 5: 6pm Barbara Carroll; 6: R 6pm feat Nancy Harms; 7: R; 8-12: Jane Monheit w/MSM Big Band; 13-14: R; 15-19: Pat Martino Organ Qrt; 20-21: R; 22-26: James Carter Organ Trio; 27: 6pm Karen Oberlin; 28: R; 29-May 3: Steve Kuhn Trio. BROADWAY THAI RESTAURANT: 241W 51st St (bet 8th Av & Bway). 212-226-4565. Mon&Sun: 6:30-10:30pm, Sat: 8pm-12am Rick Bogart Trio. CARNEGIE CLUB: At City Spire Centre. 156W 56th St. 212-9579676. Fri: 9pm-12am; Sat: 8:30&10:30pm Sinatra tribute feat Steve Maglio & Stan Rubin 11 Piece Orch. CARNEGIE HALL: 57th St & 7th Av. 212-2477800. Apr 5: Zankel Hall 9:30pm $50/43 adm Trio da Paz feat Harry Allen, Joe Locke & Maucha Adnet. CHRIST & ST. STEPHEN’S CHURCH: 120W 69th St (bet Bway & Columbus Av). 212-787-2755. Apr 27: 3pm $25/10 adm celeb Alec Wilder feat Alexis Cole, Roberta Piket, Gordon Stout, John & Jean Roberts. COBI: At Pearl Studios NY. 516-922-2010. CONSULATE GENERAL OF HUNGARY: 223E 52nd St (bet 2nd & 3rd Avs). 212-7520669. Apr 3-30: Sánta István Csaba’s photo exhibit. Op night: 7:30pm Joanne Brackeen. DIZZY’S CLUB COCA-COLA: At Jazz @ Lincoln Center. Bway at 60th St, 5th Fl. 212258-9595. Sets: 7:30&9:30pm; Late Night Sessions 11:30pm Tues-Sat, hosted by Michael Mwenso Thurs&Sat. Adm: $20-45, Late Nights $5-20; $10 min. Apr 1: Northern Illinois University Rosebud Jazztet; 2: Juilliard Jazz Ens; 3-6: Uhadi feat Sibongile Khumalo; 713: Dave Brubeck fest feat Brubeck Brothers Qrt; 14: Adam Birnbaum Trio; 15: Mason Brothers Qnt; 16: Clarence Penn; 17-20: Victor Goines Qrt; 21: Purchase Jazz Orch; 22-23: Nicole Henry; 24-27: Wessell “Warmdaddy” Anderson; 28: Bobby Sanabria & MSM AfroCuban Orch; 29: NYU Wayne Shorter Ens; 30: David Hazeltine Qrt. Late Night w/Apr 15-17: Russell Hall; 22-26: Joe Saylor. E&E GRILL HOUSE: 233W 49th St (bet Bway & 8th Av). 212-505-9909. Mon-Tues: 8-11pm feat Craig McGorry Qrt or Matt Martysik Qrt. FLÛTE EAST SIDE: 303E 53rd St at 2nd Av. 646-998-5434. Wed: 710pm. Apr 16: Dorian Devins & Lou Rainone Jazz Duo. FLÛTE MIDTOWN: 205W 54th St (bet Bway & 7th Av). 212-265-5169. Wed: 8-11pm. Apr 2: Dorian Devins Trio. GRATA: 1076 1st Av at 59th St. 212-842-0007. HUNTER COLLEGE: Lang Recital Hall. 695 Park Av (68th St bet Park & Lex Avs). 4th Fl. 212-772-4000. IGUANA RESTAURANT: 240W 54th St at Bway. 212-399-9457. Mon-Tues: 8-11pm Vince Giordano & Nighthawks. Apr 14: 8pm Vandoren Jam feat Mark Gross Qrt w/Mike Troy, Gregory Jung & spec guest Gary Smulyan. IRENE DIAMOND EDUCATION CENTER: At Jazz at Lincoln Center. Bway at 60th St, 5th Fl. 212-721-6500/212-258-9922. Spring Term Swing University. IRIDIUM: 1650 Bway at 51st St. 212-582-2121. Sets: 8:30& 10:30pm. Adm varies/$15 min. Student 1/2 price adm 2nd set Tues-Thurs&Sun.


Residency (R): Mon Les Paul Monday w/Les Paul Trio & spec guests. Apr 1: Lew Tabackin; 2: Flavor Flav & Flavortronz; 3: Patti Austin; 4-5: Brownie Roach Project feat Louis Hayes, Ray Drummond, Jeremy Pelt, Sharp Radway & Wayne Escoffery; 6: Alan Broadbent Trio; 7-8: Kazumi Watanabe; 9-10: Dionne Farris w/Russell Gunn Qrt; 11-12: Larry Coryell, Victor Bailey & Lenny White; 13: Grace Kelly; 14: R w/Matt Schofield; 15: Pierre Bensusan; 16: tba; 17-18: Stu Hamm; 19: Lucky Peterson; 20: The Cookers; 21: tba; 22: James Armstrong; 23-24: Davy Knowles; 25: Visage; 26: Holmes Brothers; 27: Sharón Clark; 28-29: tba; 30: Hilary Kole. JAZZ AT KITANO: 66 Park Av at 38th St. 212885-7119. Sets: Mon 811:30pm, Tues 8-11pm, Wed-Sat 8-9:15&1011:15pm, Sun 11am-2pm. $15 adm/$15 min/set, except free adm+min Mon-Tues, $30 adm+min Fri-Sat, $35 buffet Sun. Residencies (R): Mon Jam w/Iris Ornig; Tues except 04/8&22 Solo; Sun Jazz Brunch w/Tony Middleton Trio. Apr 1: Billy Test; 2: Marianne Solivan Qrt; 3: Adam Nussbaum Trio; 4-5: Gary Smulyan Sxt w/spec guest Dominic Chianese; 6-7: R; 8: Samba Meets Jazz Open House by Nilson Matta; 9: Rubens Salles Qnt; 10-12: Joe Locke Pendulum Qnt; 13-14: R; 15: Billy Test; 16: Dmitry Baevsky Qrt; 17: John di Martino Trio feat Klemens Marktl; 18: Frank Kimbrough Trio; 19: Sara Gazarek & Josh Nelson Duo; 20-21: R; 22: 7-10pm Jazz Benefit For Youth fund raiser; 23: Laura Campisi Qrt; 24: Matt Slocum Qrt; 25: Leslie Pintchik Qnt; 26: Wolff & Clark Expedition; 27-28: R; 29: Glenn Zaleski; 30: Sarah Silverman Qrt. JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER: Bway at 60th St, 5th Fl. 212-258-9800. Appel Room (AR), Rose Theater (RT). Apr 4-5: RT 8pm Hugh Masekela; 10-12: RT 8pm $30+ adm Life and Music of Dave Brubeck feat JLCO w/Wynton Marsalis; 11-12: AR 7&9:30pm $45 + adm Dave Brubeck’s “The Real Ambassadors” feat Peter Martin, Yolande Bavan, Roberta Gambarini, Russell Graham, Robert Hurst, Brian Owens, Ulysses Owens, Vivian Sessoms, Ty Stephens, James Zollar; 23 7pm, 24 7&9pm: AR Michael Feinstein celeb George Gershwin w/Vince Giordano & Nighthawks, Catherine Russell, Carole J. Bufford. JUILLIARD SCHOOL: 60 Lincoln Center Plaza. 212-799-5000. KLAVIERHAUS: 211W 58th St (bet 7th Av & Bway). 212-245-4535. 811pm: free adm Scot Albertson Duos. Apr 12: w/Lee Tomboulian; 26: w/Dr. Joe Utterback. The LAMBS CLUB: 132W 44th St (bet 6th Av & Bway). 212-997-5262. Tues-Wed: 7:30pm; Sun: 11am-2:30pm Jazz Brunch. LE CIRQUE CAFÉ: One Beacon Ct, 151E 58th St (bet 3rd & Lexington Avs). 212-644-0202. Apr 7: 7pm Diane Marino Trio w/Harry Allen. LIGHTHOUSE: 111E 59th St (bet Park & Lexington Avs). 516-627-4468. Sets: 7:15pm. LOCAL 802: Associated Musicians of Greater New York Club Room. 322W 48th St (bet 8th & 9th Sts). 212-245-4802. Mon: 7-9:30pm Jazz Foundation of America Jam. LUCY MOSES SCHOOL: At Kaufman Center. 129W 67th St (bet Bway & Amsterdam). 212-501-3360. Jazz program dir by Roni Ben-Hur. L’YBANE: 709 8th Av (bet 44th & 45th Sts). 212582-2012. Tues&Fri 9:30pm12am: Rick Bogart Trio. MEASURE: At Langham Place. 400 5th Av (bet 36th & 37th Sts).


212-695-4005. Sets: 8-11pm. Free adm/1 drink min. Mon-Sat: Trio/Qrt, Sun: Solo. Apr 1-5,710&29-30: Antonio Ciacca; 6&13: Marco Di Gennaro; 11-12: Victor Gould; 14-17: Jill McCarron; 18-19: Simona Premazzi; 20: Josh Richman; 21-24: Frank Basile; 25-28: Alberto Pibiri; 30: International Jazz Day. The NATIONAL: 557 Lexington Av at 50th St. 212-715-2400. Sun: 6-10pm. NATSUMI RESTAURANT: 226W 50th St (bet 8th & Bway). 212-2582988. Tues: 5-8pm Joe Cohn Organ Trio. PAUL HALL: 155W 65th St (bet Amsterdam & Bway). 212-769-7406. Sets: 8pm/free adm. Apr 1: Juilliard Jazz Ens presents Freddie and Joe w/Frank Kimbrough & Xavier Davis ens; 16: Juilliard Jazz Ens. PEARL STUDIOS NYC: 519 8th Av (bet 35th & 36th Sts). 12th Fl. Studio A. 212-904-1850. Fri: 7:30-10:30pm $10 adm Open Mic/Jam by Frank Owens for Singers, Tap Dancers & Instrumentalists. PERA MEDITERRANEAN BRASSERIE: 303 Madison Av (bet 41st & 42nd Sts). 212-8786301. Free adm. Fri: 6-9pm. The PLAZA: Fifth Av at Central Park S. 212-7593000. Free adm. Wed: 8:30pm Kat Gang; Thurs: 8:30pm Lapis Luna Qrt feat Shawn Aileen Clark. ROBERT: 2 Columbus Cir 9th Fl. 212-299-7730. Mon-Thurs: 7-10pm, FriSat: 8-11pm, Sun Brunch: 12:30-2:30pm. ROBERTO’S WINDS: 149W 46th St. 212-3911315. The RUM HOUSE: 228W 47th St (bet Bway & 8th Av). 646-4906924. Mon: 10pm-1am Terry Waldo & Rum House Jass Band; Sun: 9:30pm-12:30am Candy Shop Boys. SAINT PETER’S CHURCH: 619 Lexington Av at 54th St. (Citicorp Bld). 212-935-2200. 1st Mon: 7:30pm free adm International Women in Jazz Jam; Wed: 1pm $10 don Midtown Jazz at Midday; Sun: 5pm free adm Jazz Vespers. Apr 2: Lou Caputo & Not So Big Band; 6: Chanda Rule; 9: Judy Niemack Trio; 10: Duke Ellington Society feat Harlan James on The Evolution of Duke Ellington's Piano Style; 13: Amy Cervini; 16: No music; 20: Ike Sturm & Evergreen; 23: Sheila Jordan & Cameron Brown; 27: Taylor Haskins & Fuzzy Logic; 30: Carol Fredette. SOMETHIN’ JAZZ CLUB: 212E 52nd St (bet 2nd & 3rd Avs). 212371-7657. Sets: Weekdays Early (E) 7-8:45pm, Late (L) 9-10:45pm, Night (N) 11pm; Sat-Sun PM 5-6:45pm, E 7-8:45pm, L 9-10:45pm, N 11pm. Adm $10 unless otherwise noted. Apr 1: L Golden Ratio Project; 2: E $12 Paul Tafoya Sxt, L Dave Acker Qrt; 3: E $12 Person's of Interest, L Nelson Riveros Qrt; 4: E $12 Brenda Earle Stokes Qrt, L $12 Samantha Carlson, N $12 Joao Martins Qrt; 5: PM Brian Kastan Qrt, E Leland Baker Qnt, L Brett Sandler Trio; 6: tba; 7: E $12 Transitory, L Tanguy Stevenart Qrt; 8: E New School Brazilian Jazz Ens, L Nightingale Jazz Band; 9: E Norbert Farkas Qrt, L JP Jofre; 10: E $12 Dave Kardas Band, L Geo's Trio, N $12 Junko Sakai Qrt; 11: E $15 Audrey Silver, $12 Somethin' Vocal w/Matt Baker Trio; 12: PM $12 Yayoi Filipski, E Hiroko Kanna, L Noshir Mody Qnt; 13: PM Tim Hegarty Band, E Mareike Wiening Band, L Acoustic Qrt; 14: E $12 Klemens Marktl NY Explosion, L AGE Qnt; 15: E $12 Laura Dubin Trio, L $12 Dorian Wallace & Free Sound Ahnsomble; 16: E Luis Camacho w/Sounds


del Caribe, L $12 James Francies Trio; 17: E $12 Bill Warfield Qrt, L $15 Ralph Lalama w/Nicole Pasternak, N $12 Five Below; 18: E Ms. Blu Trio, L $12 Ladies Day; N $12 C Dub Trois; 19: PM $12 Nick Vayenas Qrt, L Brust/Horowitz Qnt; 20: E $12 Ben Rosenblum Gp; 21: E Robert Woodard Heath Trio, L Brad Whiteley Duo; 22: E Martino Dessi Qrt, L LHS Jazz Gp; 23: E $12 Quarteto Moderno, L Andres Malagon Qnt; 24: E Takeshi Asai Trio, L Pericopes + 1; 25: E Bob Arthurs, L $12 Somethin' Vocal w/Matt Baker Trio; 26: PM $12 Bob Bennett Qnt, E Chris Clark Qrt, L Eliane Amherd; 27: 12-4pm free adm Leony going away bash performance, PM $12 Ben Zweig, L CP Sxt; 28: tba; 29: L Vincent Brown Project; 30: E Isaiah Barr, L $12 Alexis Parsons Sings!. The STRAND HOTEL: 33W 37th St (bet 5th & 6th Avs). 212-4481024. Sets: 6-9pm, free adm. 1st Wed: Low Key Trio; 2nd Wed: Bill Wurtzel & Mike Gari Duo. STUDIO 100 BAR: At Marriott Residence Inn. 1033 6th Av (bet 38th & 39th St) 3rd Fl. 212768-0007. Free adm/no min. Tues&Thurs: 710pm Trios. SWING 46: Jazz & Supper Club. 349W 46th St (bet 8 & 9th Avs). 212-2629554. Sets: Mon-Tues&Thurs 8:30pm, Wed&Sun 8pm, Fri-Sat 9:30pm. Residencies (R): Mon Swingadelic; Tues George Gee Swing Orch; Wed Stan Rubin Orch. Apr 1-2: R; 3&24: Professor Cunningham & Old School; 4&18: Ron Sunshine Orch; 5: Maulers; 6: Ray Abrams Big Band; 7-9: R; 10,13&20: Felix & the Cats; 11&25: George Gee Swing Orch; 12&19: Swingadelic; 14-16: R; 17: Vanessa Trouble w/Red Hot Swing; 21-23: R; 26: Love Dogs; 27: Jerry Costanzo Orch; 28-30: R. TGI FRIDAY’S: 677 Lexington Av at 56th St. 212339-8858. Sun: 6-9pm Marc Devine Trio. TOMI JAZZ: 239E 53rd St (Bet 2nd & 3rd Avs). Lower level. 646-497-1254. Sets: Mon-Wed 8-11pm, Thurs 9-11:30pm, Fri 9pm-1am, Sat Early (E) 8-10:30pm, Late (L) 11pm-1:30am. Adm: Mon-Wed Free/$5min, Thurs-Sat $10 adm/$10 min. Apr 1: Shailah Edmonds; 2: Kristen Lee Sergeant Trio; 3: Misa Ogasawara Duo; 4: Ben Woods Trio; 5: E Emillio Teubal Trio; 7: Kumiko Yamakado; 8: Lars Ekman Duo; 9: Racha Fora; 10: Erika Matsuo; 11: John Malino Duo; 12: E Yuko Ito Trio, L Tak Iwasaki; 14: Takenori Nishiuchi; 15: Tom Papadatos Trio; 16: Hyun Joo Lee Trio; 17: Scot Albertson Duo; 18: NY Choro; 19: E Sumie Kaneko, L Silver Moon; 21: Norihiro Kikuta Trio; 22: Stan Killian Duo; 23: Yusuke Yamanouch; 24: Senri Oe; 25: Kuni Mikami Trio; 26: E Standard Procesures, L Yusuke Seki; 28: Benjamin Servenay Trio; 29: Nicholas Wight Trio; 30: Kathryn Allen Duo. The TOWN HALL: 123W 43rd St (bet 6&7th Avs). 212-840-2824. Apr 10: 8pm $47-97 adm Chick Corea Solo. WHOLE FOODS MIDTOWN EAST: 226E 57th St (bet 2nd & 3rd Avs). 646-497-1222. Apr 10: 79pm Paul Abler & tba. ZANKEL HALL: At Carnegie Hall. 881 7th Av at 57th St. 212-247-7800. See Carnegie Hall.

LOWER MANHATTAN (Below 34th Street) 11TH STREET BAR: 510E 11th St (bet Av A & B). 212-982-3929. Mon: 811pm Richard Clements & Murray Wall Jazz Express.

55 BAR: 55 Christopher St (bet 6th & 7th Avs). 212-929-9883. Sets: Early (E) 7pm except Sat-Sun 6pm, Late (L) 10pm. Apr 34: E Amy Cervini & Jazz Country; 13: L Nadje Noordhuis Qnt; 16: E Duchess feat Melissa Stylianou, Hilary Gardner & Amy Cervini. ABC CHINESE RESTAURANT: 34 Pell St (bet Mott St & Bowery). 212-346-9390. Fri: Sandy Jordan Trio. ABC NO RIO: 156 Rivington St (bet Clinton & Suffolk Sts). 212-254-3697. Sun: 7pm 2 sets + Open Session. Apr 6: Evan Gallagher & Really Big Ens + J.A.V.; 13: Peter Knoll Trio + Bob Meyer, Tom Shad, Nate Reit & Michael Bocian; 20: Cecile Brioche & Francois Grillot + Luciano Troja, Blaise Siwula & John Murchison; 27: Ken Aldcroft Solo + John Boyle. ALL THINGS PROJECT: At Neighborhood Chuch. 269 Bleecker St. 212-691-1770. 1st Fri: 8&10pm free adm. Apr 4: Dan Blake & The Digging. AMELIE NEW YORK CITY: 22 W 8th St. 212533-2962. Sun: 69pm. ANTIBES BISTRO: 112 Suffolk St (bet Delancey & Rivington Sts). 212-533-6088. Free adm/no min. Tues-Wed: 7:30-10:30pm. ANTIQUE GARAGE: 41 Mercer St. 212-2191019. Sets: Mon-Thurs 7-10pm, Sat-Sun 1-4pm. ARTHUR’S TAVERN: 57 Grove St. 212-6756879. Sets: 710pm. Mon: Grove Street Stompers feat Joe Licari; Tues: Yuichi Hirakawa; Wed: Eve Silber; Thurs-Sat: Eri Yamamoto Trio; Sun: Creole Cooking. ARTS FOR ART: 107 Suffolk St. 212-254-5420. B FLAT: Basement 277 Church St (bet Franklin & White Sts). 212-219-2970. Mon 8-11pm & Wed 8:30-11:30pm: Jordan Young Trio. BACK ROOM: 102 Norfolk St (bet Delancey & Rivington Sts). 212228-5098. Mon: 9:15pm-12:30am. BAR NEXT DOOR: 129 McDougal St. 212-5295945. Sets: MonThurs Early (E) 6:30pm, Late (L) 8:30& 10:30pm, Fri-Sat 7:30,9:30&11:30pm, Sun 8&10pm. Adm: $12 all night + 1 drink min/set except Fri-Sat $12/set + 1 drink min/set, E free. Trios unless otherwise noted. Mon-Thurs: E Emerging Artists series; Mon: L Vocal Mondays series. Residencies (R): Wed L Jonathan Kreisberg; Sun Peter Mazza. Apr 1: E Tom Cstari, L Yotam Silberstein; 2: E Tom Finn, L R; 3: E Nicholas Brust, L IN; 4: Roberto Gatto; 5: Josh Marks; 6: R; 7: E Andrew Van Tassel, L Deanna Witkowski; 8: E Mike Robinson, L Matt Marantz; 9: E Tobias Meinhart, L R; 10: E Casey Berman, L Jaime Baum; 11: Rick Stone; 12: Dan Wilson; 13: R; 14: E Joe Pino, L John Malino; 15: E Rafal Sarnecki, L Alex Lore; 16: E Alex Lore, L R; 17: E Nick Finzer, L Perry Smith; 18: Kolja Gjoni; 19: Paul Bollenback; 20: R; 21: E Aleksi Glick, L Daniela Schaechter; 22: E Yehontan Cohen, L Jon Irabagon; 23: E Ricardo Grilli, L R; 24: E Nick Biello, L Lage Lund; 25: Ben Monder; 26: Jack Wilkins; 27: R; 28: E Dan Hartig, L Chris McNulty; 29: E Nick Lancaster, L Jeff McLaughlin; 30: E tba, L R. BARUCH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 55 Lexington Av at E25th St. (bet Lexington & 3rd Avs). 646-3125073. Apr 4: 8&9:30pm $25 adm Hommage a Piazzolla by Sebastian Pecznik.

BLACK DUCK: 122E 28th St. 212-204-5240. Fri-Sat: 7pm. BLUE NOTE: 131W 3rd St at 6th Av. 212-4758592. Sets: 8& 10:30pm + Late Night Fri-Sat 12:30am, Sunday Brunch 11:30am&1:30pm. Adm varies. Apr 1-6: Roy Hargrove; 7: Purchase Jazz Orch feat Gary Smulyan; 8-13: Gary Burton & Makoto Ozone Duets; 14: Berklee Global Jazz Institute feat Miguel Zenón; 15-17: Savion Glover w/Kenny Barron; 18-20: Playing For Jim Hall feat Frisell, Lage, Colley, Baron & friends; 21: Dennis Chambers & Graffiti; 22-27: Stanley Clarke & friends; 23: 6:30pm Zayn Mohammed Duo; 28: JJ Sansaverino; 29-30: Eric Harland & Voyager w/Jason Moran. Late Night w/Apr 4: Lex Sadler's Rhythm & Stealth; 5: Nanny Assis; 11: Sangmin Lee Gp; 12: Marcus Goldhaber; 18: John Raymond Project; 19: Mark Guiliana; 25: Swiss Chris; 26: Scott Tixier Qrt. Sunday Brunch w/Apr 6: Brad Shepik & NYU Ens; 13: Manami Morita; 20: Akihiro Yamamoto & Architet; 27: Kyoko Oyobe Gp. CAFÉ LOUP: 105W 13th St (bet 6th & 7th Avs). 212-255-4746. Free adm/$5 min. Sun: Jazz Brunch 12:30am3:30pm, eve 6:30-9:30pm. Sun brunch: Bob Kindred, John Hart & Steve LaSpina; Sun eve: Junior Mance, Hide Tanaka & Michi Fuji Trio. CAFFE VIVALDI: 32 Jones St (bet Bleecker & 4th St). 212-691-7538. Free adm. CAPITAL GRILLE: 120 Bway (at Pine & Nassau). 212-3741811. Free adm. Fri: 7pm Richard Russo Trio. The CELL: A Twenty First Century Salon. 338W 23rd St (bet 8th & 9th Avs). 646-861-2253. Sat: 8pm Charles Tolliver Qnt. CITY WINERY: 155 Varick St (bet Spring & Vandam Sts). 212-6080555. Apr 27: 8pm $35-20 adm Raul Midón. CLEMENTE SOTO VÉLEZ CULTURAL & EDUCATIONAL CENTER: 107 Suffolk St (bet Rivington & Delancey Sts). 212-260-4080. Mon: 7:30pm $11 adm/set, $16/2 sets, $22/3 sets Evolving Music series Apr 7&14: Rob Brown Residency; 28: John Tchicai. CORNELIA STREET CAFÉ: 29 Cornelia St. 212-989-9319. Sets unless otherwise noted: Mon-Thurs&Sun 8:30pm, Fri-Sat 9&10:30pm. Adm varies. Apr 1: Tracy Michailidis; 2: Kyle Nasser Qnt; 3: Roman Filiu Qrteria; 4: Jean-Michel Pilc Trio + 1; 5: Ingrid Laubrock, Kris Davis Trio; 6: Dan Weiss & Samarth Nagarkar; 7: Amram & Co; 9: Bob Arthurs Trio; 10: Claudia Qnt; 11: Ellery Eskelin Trio; 12: Eivind Opsvik Overseas Trio; 14: Ingrid Laubrock Qnt; 15: Peter Brendler Qrt; 17: Water Sign; 18: Allison Miller & Boom Tic Boom; 19: Paloma Xtra; 20: Scott Feiner & Pandeiro Jazz; 22: Roy Zimmerman; 23: Lainie Cooke Qrt; 24: Novas Trio; 25: Daniel Levin Qrt; 26: Alex LoRe Trio; 29: Michael Blanco Qrt; 30: Mark Taylor Qnt. The CROOKED KNIFE: 29E 30th St (bet Park & Madison Avs). 212-696-2593. Tues: 7-10pm Iris Ornig Trio. The CUTTING ROOM: 32nd St (bet Madison & Park Av). 212-2600905. Apr 10: 10pm $25/20 adm Jorge Pardo & Flamenco Jazz Trio. DOMA: 17 Perry St at 7th Av. 212-929-4339. Tues: 7:30&9pm $10 adm Gypsy Jazz. DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY: 13 Monroe continued on page 22


S P O T L LOU CAPUTO NOT SO BIG BAND SAINT PETER'S CHURCH / APRIL 2 Multi-instrumentalist Lou Caputo is a prime example of the consummate New York musician: facing every musical situation head-on and without defeat. Such a cavalier attitude, alongside his command of several instruments, has kept him in high demand with stints in the bands of vocalist Lou Rawls and Salsa legend Bobby Sanabria under his belt. Since releasing his first album Urban Sill Life in 2003, Caputo has continued to explore different-sized groups and instrumentation palettes within the jazz language. Caputo's most recent CD is 2012's Interface which he co-leads with bassist Chris White. For this show, Caputo is joined by his chamber jazz group, the Not So Big Band, featuring some of the best sideman New York City has to offer. EW ARMEN DONELIAN TENRI CULTURAL INSTITUTE OF NEW YORK / APRIL 4 Armen Donelian's musical toolbox speaks volumes about his dedication to crafting new and alluring concepts. Whether applying atonal clusters in his solo work or exploring the musical camaraderie within his trio, pianist Donelian aims to zag where others may zig. Prior to leading his own groups, he cut his teeth with several notable luminaries of the jazz world including saxophonist Sonny Rollins and trumpeter Chet Baker. Donelian's commitment to the jazz idiom is demonstrated in the academic positions he has maintained as well as by being named a Fulbright Scholar in 2001. For this concert he will perform solo and also with his trio of bassist David Clark and drummer George Schuller in celebration of his new album Sayat-Nova: Songs of My Ancestors. EW GARY SMULYAN JAZZ AT KITANO / APRIL 4-5 Since he took up the baritone saxophone to play with Woody Herman in 1978, Gary Smulyan has anchored the most prominent big bands in the Big Apple, including the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and Mingus Big Band. His robust bop-rooted sound has also won him numerous awards, including Downbeat Critics Poll Baritone Saxophonist of 2013. As a leader he has recorded in original formats, from a six-sax nonet to soloist with string and brass ensembles. However, his most unusual outing to date is the new CD he will be celebrating at this gig: Bella Napoli. He and singer Dominic Chianese (Uncle Junior from The Sopranos) will perform Neapolitan songs from the last two centuries, given a distinct jazz spin by a sextet anchored by drummer Matt Wilson. GK TRIO DA PAZ ZANKEL HALL / APRIL 5 Trio da Paz consists of three talented Brazilians who formed their group after each of them moved to New York City. Guitarist Romero Lubambo, bassist Nilson Matta and drummer/percussionist Duduka Da Fonseca have been working together for nearly three decades, along with being in-demand sidemen. This versatile band is known for its lively interpretations of Brazilian music and fresh approaches to standards and timeless jazz compositions, which are infused with virtuosic interplay, melodic lyricism and adventurous improvising. Their Maxjazz CD Live at Jazzbaltica featured their individual composing skills, adding vibraphonist Joe Locke. Special guests for their Zankel Hall appearance will include Locke, tenor saxophonist Harry Allen and Brazilian vocalist Maucha Adnet interpreting the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim and the repertoire of Stan Getz. KD CLARENCE PENN DIZZY'S CLUB COCA-COLA / APRIL 16 One of the most popular, in-demand drummers of the current mainstream and contemporary jazz crop, Clarence Penn steps out as a leader, as he has many times over the past two decades. A native of Detroit, he had arrived in NYC by 1991. Penn studied at Virginia Commonwealth University and has taught at the Banff Music School and the Stanford Jazz Workshop. At age 46, he's played with a virtual who's who of jazz and produced CDs for the Criss Cross label: Dali in Cobble Hill, Penn's Landing and Play-Penn. He's working on a world music concept, but his latest project is titled Monk —The Lost Files. Joining Penn is pianist Makoto Ozone, bassist Yasushi Nakayama and saxophonist Chad Leftkowitz-Brown in a classic, late period Thelonious Monk styled quartet. MGN

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Levinson photo by Dino Petrocelli, Donelian by Steve Donelian, Rotondi by Ssirius Pakzad, Caputo by Alfonso Iandiorio

L I G H T DAN LEVINSON SYMPHONY SPACE / APRIL 21 The Sidney Bechet Society is reprising reedman Dan Levinson's Jam Session of the Millennium after a great success last year at Symphony Space. Gordon Au's Grand St. Stompers, the Gordon Webster Band, Mona's Hot Four and Levinson's New Millennium All Stars will perform before they all assemble onstage for a giant spectacle of a jam session. A mainstay in Vince Giordano's Nighthawks, Levinson is a Benny Goodman devotee and often re-creates Goodman's classic 1938 Carnegie Hall concert. He was a regular guest at Dick Hyman's Jazz in July Festival and also organized and was featured in the JVC Jazz Festival's centennial tribute to Jimmy Dorsey in 2004. This evening of hot, stomping jazz will be sure to please traditional jazz fans of all ages. YE BILL LASWELL THE STONE / APRIL 22-27 Bill Laswell may use the bass guitar as his melodic paintbrush, but the canvas on which he works varies from project to project. Incorporating elements of jazz, rock and world music, Laswell's open mind has become a sought-after component on numerous offerings. Laswell's dedication to pursuing any and all sonic terrain has only continued to grow throughout his career with recent performances utilizing hip-hop and electronic textures. Whether producing pianist Herbie Hancock's hit 1983 album Future Shock or playing with free jazz impresarios Last Exit, Laswell's talents add the spark and power to any undertaking. For his residency at The Stone, Laswell is performing with different groups and musicians including drummer Milford Graves and keyboardist Bernie Worrell, to name a few. EW JIM ROTONDI SMOKE / APRIL 25-26 Trumpeter Jim Rotondi was a fixture on the New York jazz scene for more than 20 years, working in a Ray Charles' band and Artie Shaw's ghost band and in small groups including the hard-bop collective One For All. His 13 recordings as a leader, and 80 more as a sideman, reveal a fearless soloist whose heat and enthusiasm have drawn comparisons to Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw. Rotondi fans are well advised to catch him on this visit. He's now based in Clermont-Ferrand, France and Graz, Austria, where he teaches at the Graz Conservatory. His quintet at Smoke includes two longtime One For All colleagues, pianist David Hazeltine and bassist John Webber, plus alto saxophonist Antonio Hart and drummer Willie Jones III. KF ANDREW WHITE JAZZ GALLERY / APRIL 26 Saxophonist Andrew White wears so many musical hats that one must question where he keeps them all. From musician, to record label owner, to educator, White has proven that the D.I.Y. approach is alive and well in the jazz community. Performing with everyone from pianist McCoy Tyner to super group Weather Report, White has displayed a musical vocabulary that is just as eccentric as his polymath personality. From blistering, high shrieks to low, barrel-chested squeals, White's style perfectly encompasses the sonic weight of the saxophone. White's melodic terrain is not limited to the saxophone as evidenced by his command of the oboe, English horn and piano. For this concert, White is joined by pianist Wade Beach, bassist Steve Novesel and drummer Nasar Abadey. EW ENRICO PIERANUNZI VILLAGE VANGUARD / APRIL 29-MAY 4 An unsung hero on the jazz piano if there ever was one, Enrico Pieranunzi stops in for an extended stay at the Vanguard. The native of Rome, Italy has recorded dozens of albums as a leader, but is also a famed sideman with Chet Baker, Jim Hall, Johnny Griffin and Lee Konitz. As talented as any of the bigger names, Pieranunzi distills his classical training with the essence of Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans and McCoy Tyner to produce his own distinctive, straight ahead voice with an edge. Recent CDs are trio efforts for the Cam Jazz label, including Permutation from 2012 and his newest, Live at the Village Vanguard, done with the late drummer Paul Motian. His current threesome features longtime bassist Scott Colley and drummer Joe LaBarbera. MGN

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St (bet Market & Catherine Sts). 212-473-0043. Sun: 6pm InStore shows. Apr 6: Lisa Mezzacappa & Darius Jones, 7pm Ross Hammond & Ken Filiano; 13: Jesse Dulman/ Ras Moshe/Will Connell, 7pm Solo tba. DROM: 85 Ave A (bet 5th & 6th Sts). 212-7771157. Apr 1: 8pm Hernan Romero; 4: 10pm Underground Horns; 5: 9:30pm Mehmet Ali Sanlikol; 7: 8pm Alfredo Lagos & Barbara Martinez; 8: 9:30pm Selen Gülün Baska Trio; 9: 7:15pm Hyungjin Choi; 11,17 6&8:30pm, 20 5:30&8pm: Pacheco; 15: 8pm Carolina Calvache; 18: 7pm Sun Ra Arkestra dir by Marshall Allen; 20: 12am Avalon Jazz Band & Carte Blanche; 27: 7:15pm Euphoria. DUANE PARK CAFÉ: 157 Duane St (bet Hudson & W Bway). 212732-5555. Fri: 9pm Plume Revue feat DP Jazz Qrt. The EAR INN: 326 Spring St (bet Greenwich & Washington Sts). 212-4319750. Sun: 8-11pm EarRegulars w/Jon-Erik Kellso & friends; 1st Mon: 12-3am Matt Munisteri Qrt w/Jon-Erik Kellso. ELLA LOUNGE: 9 Avenue A (bet 1st & 2nd Avs). 212-777-2230. Fri: 8pm Dandy Wellington Band. FAT CAT: 75 Christopher St at 7th Av. 212-6756056. $3 adm/no min. Sets unless otherwise noted: Early (E), Late (L), Night (N); Mon E 6pm, L 9pm, N 12:30am; Tues-Wed E 7pm, L 9pm, N 12:30am; Thurs&Sat E 7pm, L 10pm, N 1:30am; Fri E 6pm, L 9pm + 10:30pm, N 1:30am; Sun E 6pm, L 9pm, N 12:30am. Ev N: Jam. Residencies (R): Mon N Billy Kaye; Tues E except 04/1 Saul Rubin, N Greg Glassman; Wed E except 04/2 Raphael D'lugoff Qrt, N Ned Goold; Fri 9pm Gospel Queens; Sun E Terry Waldo & Gotham City Band, N Brandon Lewis & Renee Cruz. Apr 1: E Jenn Jade Qrt, L tba, N R; 2: E tba, L Groover Trio, N R; 3: E tba, L Saul Rubin Zebtet, N tba; 4: E tba, L R + Jared Gold/Dave Gibson, N tba; 5: tba; 6: E R, 8:30pm Fat Cat Big Band, N R; 7: E&L tba, N R; 8: E R, L Peter Brainin & Latin Jazz Workshop, N R; 9: E R, L Harold Mabern Trio, N R; 10: E Billy Kaye, L&N tba; 11: E tba, L R + Point of Departure, N tba; 12: E tba, L Jason Lindner, N tba; 13: E R, L Will Terrill Qnt, N R; 14: E tba, L Ned Goold Qrt, N R; 15: E R, L tba, N R; 16: E R, L Don Hahn, N R; 17: E tba, L Joe Magnarelli Qnt, N tba; 18: E tba, L R + Fabio Morgera, N Jared Gold; 19: tba; 20: E R, L Jon Davis Trio, N R; 21: E tba, L George Braith, N R; 22: E R, L tba, N R; 23: E R, L Victor Gould Sxt, N R; 24: E tba, L POD, N tba; 25: E Theo Hill, L R + Frank Basile Sxt, N David Weiss; 26: E tba, L Bruce Cox Sense, N Carlos Abadie; 27: E R, L Greg Glassman Qnt, N R; 28: E&L tba, N R; 29: E tba, L Itai Kriss & Gato Gordo, N R; 30: E R, L Greg Glassman Qnt, N R. FLÛTE GRAMERCY: 40E 20th St (bet Bway & Park Av S). 212-529-7870. www.flutebar. com. Free adm. Wed: 7-10pm. Apr 2: Michelle Zangara; 9: Dorian Devins Trio. GARAGE: 99 7th Av S (bet W 4th & Bleecker). 212-645-0600. Free adm/no min. Sets: Early (E), Late (L), Brunch (B); Mon 7-10pm; Tues-Thurs 7-11pm; Fri E 610pm, L 10:30pm-2:30am; Sat B 12-4pm, E 610pm, L 10:30pm-2:30am; Sun B 11:30am4pm, E 7-11pm. Residency (R): Sun E David Coss Qrt. Apr 1: E Stan Killian Qrt; 2: Bobby Porcelli Qrt; 3: Dylan Meek Trio; 4: E Fukushi Tainaka Trio, L Akiko Tsuruga Trio; 5: B Larry Newcomb Qrt, E Jesse Simpson, L Gerald Hayes Trio; 6: B Michkia Fukumori Trio, E R; 7: Susan Wagner High School Jazz Band; 8:


Mayu Saeki Qrt; 9: Anderson Brothers; 10: Yvonnick Prene Qrt; 11: E Sam Decker Qrt, L Peter Valera & Jump Blues Band; 12: B Alex Layne Trio, E Brooks Hartell Trio, L Virginia Mayhew Qrt; 13: B Lou Caputo Qrt, E R; 14: E Lou Caputo Not So Big Band; 15: Avi Rothbard Trio; 16: Danny Jonokuchi & friends; 17: Champian Fulton Qrt; 18: Guy Mintus Trio, Kevin Dorn & Big 72; 19: B Jerry Costanzo Trio, E Mark Marino Trio, L Daylight Blues Band; 20: B Ben Healy Trio, E R; 21: Howard Wiliams Jazz Orch; 22: Ben Patterson Organ Trio; 23: Joe Pino Organ Trio; 24: Rick Stone Trio; 25: E Alex Layne Trio, L Peter Valera & Jump Blues Band; 26: B Marsha Heydt & Project of Love, E Al Marino Qnt, L Virginia Mayhew Qrt; 27: B Iris Ornig Qrt, E R; 28: Cecilia Coleman Big Band; 29: Eric Devito Trio; 30: Dre Barnes Project. GREENWICH HOUSE MUSIC SCHOOL: 46 Barrow St (bet 7th Av S & W 4th St). 212-2424770. Sound It Out series. Apr 18: 7:30pm $20-15 adm Lucian Ban Duos & Trios. GREENWICH VILLAGE BISTRO: 13 Carmine St (bet Bleecker & 6th Av). 212-206-9777. HIGHLINE BALLROOM: 431W 16th St (bet 9th & 10th Avs). 212414-5994. Apr 13: 8pm Spanish Harlem Orch. HUDSON STUDIOS: 601W 26th St, 13th Fl (bet 8th & 9th Avs). Apr 26: 7pm-12am $300+ adm Jazz Foundation of America presents Jazz Loft Party "Cirque du Jazz". JAZZ GALLERY: 1160 Bway, 5th Fl at 27th St. 646-494-3625. Sets: 9pm/$15 adm & 11pm/$10 adm. Apr 3: Samora Pinderhughes & Tha Unit; 4: Jonathan Finlayson & Sicilian Defense; 5: Tyshawn Sorey Trio; 10: Adam Kromelow & Krom Trio; 11-12: Dan Weiss; 17: Peter Evans Zebulon Trio; 18: Bobby Avey; 19: Loren Stillman & Bad Touch; 24: James Francies Qrt; 25: Super O'Farrill Brothers; 26: Andrew White Qrt. JAZZ STANDARD: 116E 27th St (bet Park & Lexington Avs). 212576-2232. Sets: 7:30&9:30pm + 11:30pm FriSat. Adm unless otherwise noted $25, Fri-Sat $30. Residencies (R): Mon Mingus Mondays w/Big Band 04/7,14&21, Orchestra 04/28; Sun 1:30-3pm except 04/20 Jazz for Kids. Apr 1-2: Shades of Jazz - Keith Jarrett’s music; 3-6: Alfredo Rodriguez; 7: R; 8-9: $20 Jeremy Pelt; 10-13: Benny Green Trio; 14: R; 15-16: Riverside Band; 17-20: (no 11:30pm sets) Dr. Lonnie Smith; 21: R; 22-27: (no 11:30pm sets) $30 The Bad Plus; 29: $20 Pedro Giraudo Expansions Big Band; 30: George Colligan Trio. JOE’S PUB: At Public Theater. 425 Lafayette St & Astor Pl. 212-967-7555. JULES BISTRO: 65 Saint Marks Pl (bet 1st & 2nd Avs). 212-477-5560. Ev Tues: except 04/1 Pete Davenport; Sat: Brunch w/Joosam Lee + Eve except 04/5 Ethan Mann; Sun: Brunch w/Satish Robertson + 8-11:30pm Jazz party & jam feat Renaud Penant; 2nd Thurs: Jules Unplugged. Apr 1-2: Gabriel Richards; 3&10: Jay Collins; 4,7,14&21: Luke Franco; 5,9,18&28: Diego Voglino; 24: Satish Robertson; 11&17: Bobby Lynn; 16,23&30: Aimée Alle; 25: Chris Bergson. KNICKERBOCKER BAR & GRILL: 33 University Pl at 9th St. 212-228-8490. Fri-Sat: 9:45pm-2am. Apr 4-5: Ehud Asherie & David Wong; 11-12: Jon Davis & Jay Anderson; 18-19: Jill McCaron & Jay Leonhart; 25-26: Ray Gallon & Paul Gill.

LE PESCADEUX: 90 Thompson St (bet Prince & Spring Sts). 212966-0021. Wed: 7-10pm Sultry Jazz series; Sun: Brunch 11am-4pm feat Gabrielle Stravelli. LE POISSON ROUGE: 158 Bleecker St at Thompson St. 212796-0741. Apr 10: 7pm Mo' Betta Wu - Jazz from the 36 Chambers feat Amanda Seales. L.E.S GALLERY CAFÉ: At Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center: 107 Suffolk St (bet Rivington & Delancey Sts). 212-253-2280. See Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center. LITTLE BRANCH: 20 Leroy St at 7th Av S. 212929-4360. METROPOLITAN ROOM: 34W 22nd St (bet. 5th & 6th Avs). 212-206-0440. Sets unless otherwise noted: Early (E) 7pm, Late (L) 9:30pm, Night (N) 11:30pm, 11pm Tues. Residency (R): Tues L Annie Ross. Apr 1&8: L R; 9: L Ben Cassara; 10: L Judy Niemack; 12: L Clark Warren; 13: L CITY; 15: E Vince Scuderi & Out of the Box Big Band, L R; 17: E Ron Dabney; 22: L R; 27: L marie-claire; 29: L R. MOSCOW 57: 168 1/2 Delancey St at Clinton St. 212-260-5775. Wed: 8pm Cleve Douglass & Tony Romano; Fri: 7pm Mary Foster Conklin & Jordan Pettay; Sat: 8pm Jordan Pettay. NEW SCHOOL: 66W 12th St. 212-229-5600. NEW YORK CITY BAHA’Í CENTER: 53E 11th St (bet Bway & University). 212-222-5159. Sets: 8&9:30pm. $10/15 adm. Apr 1: Falkner Evans Qnt; 15: Cecilia Coleman Big Band; 22: Mike Longo Great American Songbook Trio. NEW YORK UNIVERSITY: 35W 4th St 6th Fl. 212-998-4550. NORTH SQUARE: At Washington Square Hotel. 103 Waverly Pl at McDougal. http://north 212-254-1200. Sun: 12:30&2:15pm free adm Jazz Brunch. Apr 6: Audrey Silver Trio; 13: Roz Corral Trio w/Gilad Hekselman & Joe Martin; 20: Roz Corral Trio w/Saul Rubin & Kevin Hailey; 27: Closed. NUYORICAN POETS CAFÉ: 236E 3rd St (bet Avs B & C). 212-7809386/212-505-8183. Sets: 9:30pm. Tues: $15 adm Hector Martignon; Thurs: $10 adm Latin Jazz; 1st Sat: $15 adm Puddin’ Jazz series + Jam. Apr 3: Chembo Corniel; 24: Willie Martinez y La Familia Sxt. ONE IF BY LAND, TWO IF BY SEA: 17 Barrow St (bet 7th Av & W4th St). 212-2558649. Tues&Thurs 611pm, Sun 11:30am-3pm: Ryo Sasaki & Nial Djuliarso Duo. ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL: 196 Allen St (bet Houston & Stanton Sts). 212-477-4155. Apr 7: 8pm Lakecia Benjamin & Soul Squad. RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART: 150W 17th St. 212-620-5000X344. Apr 23: 7pm $18/20 adm Harlem in the Himalayas series feat Yeahwon Shin. SALEYA TRIBECA: 65W Bway (bet Murray & Warren). 212-5107390. Ev other Thurs: 8:30&10pm Robby Ameen’s “Sessions at Saleya”. SMALLS JAZZ CLUB: 183W 10th St at 7th Av. 212-252-5091. Sets unless otherwise noted: Afternoon (PM), Early (E), Late (L), Night (N); Mon E 7:30pm, L 10pm, N 12:30am; Tues E 7:30pm, L 10:30pm, N 1am; Wed-Thurs E 6pm, L 9:30pm, N 12:30am; Fri-Sat: PM 4pm, E

7:30pm, L 10:30pm, N 1am; Sun 1pm, PM 4:30pm, E 7:30pm, L 10pm, N 12am. Jam following N. Adm varies. Residencies (R): Mon L except 04/14 Ari Hoenig Qnt, N Spencer Murphy; Tues E except 04/8 Spike Wilner Trio, L except 04/8,22&29 Smalls Legacy Little Big Band, N Next Generation Sessions by Kyle Poole; Wed E Tap Dance w/Michela Lerman; Fri-Sat PM Jam; Sun 1pm except 04/6 Vocal masterclass by Marion Cowings, L Johnny O'Neal. Apr 1: R; 2: E R, L Aaron Parks Qrt, N Chris Pattishall Gp; 3: E Jeremy Manasia Gp, L Aaron Parks Qrt, N Carlos Abadie Qnt; 4: PM R, E Jonny King Trio, L Gerald Clayton Trio, N Lawrence Leathers; 5: PM R, E Ralph Lalama & Bop-Juice, L Gerald Clayton Qrt, N Stacy Dillard; 6: 12-6pm NY Jazz Workshop Presents 11 Workshops in action w/Marc Mommaas, E Chris Flory Trio, L R, N Bruce Harris Qnt; 7: E Peter Bernstein Solo, L&N R; 8: E Mike Lipskin & Michael Hashim Duo, L Lucas Pino No Net Nnt, N R; 9: E R, L Gilad Hekselman Gp, N Migrant Workers; 10: E Dwayne Clemons Qnt, L Gilad Hekselman Gp, N Emmet Cohen Trio; 11: PM R, E Nasar Abadey & Supernova, L Hutchmaniacs, N Anthony Wonsey Trio; 12: PM R, E Grant Stewart Qrt, L Hutchmaniacs, N Philip Harper; 13: 1pm R, PM Andre Sumelius Gp, E Ehud Asherie Trio, L R, N Charles Owens Trio; 14: E Randy Ingram Qrt, L Ben Williams & Sound Effect, N R; 15: R; 16: E R, L Tivon Pennicott Qrt, N Adam Larson; 17: E Pasquale & Luigi Grasso, L Ira Coleman & Reunion Band, N Nick Hempton Band; 18: PM R, E Don Friedman Trio, L Joel Frahm Qrt, N Jeremy Manasia Trio; 19: PM R, E Chris Byars Sxt, L Joel Frahm Qrt, N Stacy Dillard; 20: 1pm R, PM Chamber Music Salon, E Milton Suggs Qrt, L R, N Frank Basile Sxt; 21: E Jon Davis Duo, L&N R; 22: E R, L Theo Hill Qrt, N R; 23: E R, L Theo Hill Qrt, N Craig Wuepper Trio & Earsight; 24: E Dwayne Clemons Qnt, L Sam Yahel Trio, N Carlos Abadie Qnt; 25: PM R, E David Stoler Gp, L Wayne Escoffery Qrt, N Charles Ruggerio Gp; 26: PM R, E David Schnitter Qrt, L Wayne Escoffery Qrt, N Philip Harper; 27: 1pm R, PM Larry Gelb Trio, E Lezlie Harrison, L R, N Ben Paterson; 28: E Roberta Piket Trio, L&N R; 29: E R, L Josh Evans Big Band, N R; 30: E R, L Joe Martin Qrt, N Wayne Tucker Gp. SPECTRUM NYC: 121 Ludlow St 2nd Fl (bet Delancey & Rivington Sts). 212-533-5470. Apr 3: 7,8:15&9:30pm Nico Letman feat Ingrid Laubrock & Kris Davis; 8: 9-10pm Jazz Curated by Chris Pitsiokos; 15: 9-10pm Joel Forrester. The STONE: 2nd St at Av C. www.thestonenyc. com. Adm varies. Tues-Sun: 8&10pm weekly residencies. Apr 1-6: JACK Qrt; 8-20: William Burroughs Centennial; 22-27: Bill Laswell; 29May 4: Annie Gosfield. SUBCULTURE: 45 Bleeker St (bet Mott & Mulberry Sts). www.subculturenewyork. com. 646-504-6512. Apr 3: 7:30pm $25/20 adm Stephanie McKay w/Jacques Schwarz-Bart; 14: 7:30pm $17/12 adm The Wee Trio; 19: $20/15 adm The North; 22: 7:30pm $15/12 adm Travis Sullivan & Bjorkestra. TENRI CULTURAL INSTITUTE: 43A W 13th St (bet 5th & 6th Avs). 212-6452800. Apr 4: 7:30pm Armen Donelian. TRIBECA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 199 Chambers St. 212-220-1460. Apr 10: 8pm $45/40 adm Highlights in Jazz series feat Barbara Carroll & Jay Leonhart w/Andy Bey. TURNMILL: 119E 27th St (bet Park & Lexington Avs). 646-524-6060. Wed: 11pm Jam w/Rob Duguay & Low Key Trio. UNIVERSITY OF THE STREETS: 130E 7th


St at Ave A 2nd Fl. 212-254-9300. www.univ $5 adm. Fri: 11:30pm Jam w/Bernard Linnette; Sat: 10pm Jam w/Rob Anderson. VILLAGE VANGUARD: 178 7th Av S at 11th St. 212-255-4037. Sets: 8:30&10:30pm. Adm: Mon-Thurs $25/1 drink min. Residency (R): Mon Vanguard Jazz Orch. Apr 1-6: Tom Harrell & Trip; 7: R; 8-13: Kenny Barron Qnt; 14: R; 15-20: Javon Jackson Qrt; 21: R; 22-27: Kurt Rosenwinkel; 28: R; 29-May 4: Enrico Pieranunzi. The WAYLAND: 700 E 9th St at Av C. 212-7777022. Sets: 911:30pm. Free adm. Wed&Sun. Wed: Grandpa Musselman & Syncopators. WALKER’S: 16N Moore St at Varick. 212-9410142. Sun: 8-11pm Peter Leitch Duo. WHY NOT JAZZ ROOM: 14 Christopher St at Gay St. 646-756-4145. Ev other Wed: 9pm $12 adm/no min Rale Micic Duos; Apr 2: Lage Lund; 16: Vic Juris; 30: Dave Stryker. ZEB’S: 223W 28th St (bet 7th & 8th Avs). 2nd Fl. 212-6958081. Wed: 8pm $10 adm Saul Rubin Trio w/vocalist guest + Jam. ZINC BAR: 82W 3rd St (bet Thompson & Sullivan). 212-477-8337. Sets: Early set 7pm + 9,11pm&12:30am, Mon 2am. Adm varies. Residencies: Mon 11pm Ron Affif Trio; Tues 11pm Evolution Jam w/Orrin Evans; Wed Midnight Jam w/Philip Harper; Thurs E Singers Jam + Roman Diaz Midnight Rumba; Fri African Jazz; Sat 8pm Misha Piatigorsky Trio + Marianni & Bossa Groove; Sun Tango w/Solla Tango Qrt & Milonga. Apr 1: Jack Jeffers Big Band; 2: Valery Ponomarev Big Band; 3: Gregorio Uribe; 8: Chelsea Baratz; 10: Paul Carlon; 14: Eddie Allen Big Band; 15: Troy Roberts; 17: New Light Qrt; 23: Butler, Berstein & Hot 9; 24: Samuel Torres; 28: Donna Lewis; 29-30: Marcus Strickland & Twi-Life. Early sets w/Apr 9: Tine Bruhn.

BROOKLYN 61 LOCAL: 61 Bergen St in Cobble Hill. 347-763-6624. 7pm/$10 adm Snug’s concert series. Apr 6: Jim Hobbs, 8pm Joe Morris; 27: Daro Behroozi. BAMCAFÉ: 30 Lafayette Av. 718-636-4100. Apr 18: Sara Caswell & Oscar Peñas. BAR TABAC: 128 Smith St at Dean St. Cobble Hill. 718-923-0918. Tues&Thurs 7:30-10pm; Sun: Brunch 1-4pm + 7pm; Tues: Blue Vipers of Brooklyn; Thurs: Stephane Wrembel; Sun: Brunch w/Lipbone. BARBÈS: 376 9th St (corner of 6th Av). Park Slope. 718-9659177. Residencies: Mon 7pm Brain Cloud; Tues 9pm Slavic Soul Party; Wed 10pm Mandingo Ambassadors; Sun 9pm Stephane Wrembel. Apr 20: Max Johnson Trio+2; 25: 8pm Regional de NY. BASIK BAR: 323 Graham Av. 347-889-7597. Sun 7-10pm: Jam w/Isaac Darche Qrt feat Matt La Von. BEDFORD STUYVESANT RESTORATION CORP: Restoration Plaza. 1368 Fulton St. 718-569-1896. Apr 19: 1-4pm Jazz The Women's Viewpoint; 26: 12-5pm Youth Jamboree/ Wellness Day. BROOKLYN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS: At Brooklyn College. Campus Rd & Hillel Pl. www.brooklyncen 718-


951-4500. Apr 27: 3pm $35 adm Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald by Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orch. BROOKLYN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC: 58 7th Av. Park Slope. 718-6223300. 1st Fri: 7pm $5 adm Open Stage. Apr 5: 8pm Yaala Ballin; 26: 8pm $10 adm Connection Works presents Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open series feat Scott Wendholt/Adam Kolker Qrt + Carlo Derosa & Cross Fade. BROOKLYN HISTORICAL SOCIETY: 128 Pierrepont St. 718-222-4111. Apr 1: 5:30-7:30pm Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame ceremony for Herbie Mann & Bill Lee. BROOKLYN LYCEUM: 227 Fourth Av (bet President & Union Sts). Park Slope. Thurs: 7-9pm Open Mic. BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY: Grand Army Plaza. 2nd Fl. 718-230-2100. Apr 3: 7-8:30pm Emeline Michel. BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY MACON: 361 Lewis Av. 718-5735606. Apr 8: 6pm free adm Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch & Donald Smith. BROWNSTONE JAZZ: 107 Macon St at Nostrand Av. 917-7049237. 103. Fri-Sat: 8pm $30 adm incl 1 drink, 11pm-1am Open Mic w/Eric Lemon & BJ Ens. BROWNSVILLE HERITAGE HOUSE: 581 Mother Gaston Blvd. 718-385-1111. 3rd Sat: 36pm free adm Wade Barnes Tribute Band. CENTRAL BROOKLYN JAZZ CONSORTIUM: 718-773-2252X 103. Apr: Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival. See venues for details. CHEZ OSKAR: 211 Dekalb Av at Adelphie St. Fort Green. 718-8526250. Mon&Wed: 8-11pm free adm. Mon: Blue Vipers of Brooklyn; Wed: Sarah King & Smoke Rings. The CLASSON SOCIAL CLUB: 807 Classon Av. 718-484-4475. Sets: 8&10pm. Free adm/no min. Apr 3: Jerron "Blind" Boy Paxton; 4-5: KJ Denhert; 10&24: Greg Lewis Organ Monk; 17: Gilad Heckselman; 18: Sofia Tosello/Emilio Solla; 19: Bill Sims Jr.; 25: Melissa Stylianou; 26: Brian Mitchell. CUBANA SOCIAL: 70 N 6th St. Williamsburg. 718-782-3334. Thurs&Fri: 9pm-12am. The DRAWING ROOM: 56 Willoughby St #3. Sets: 7pm/$20 adm. Apr 2: Alan Broadbent Trio; 13: Gene Bertoncini; 27: Bruce Barth. FOR MY SWEET: 1103 Fulton St. 347-770-4735. Mon: 7-11pm $10 adm Bill Jacobs Ens; 1st Mon: Jazz & Open Mic by Jeff King. Apr 24: 8pm Laurence Holder's play, MONK feat Rome Neal; 28: 7-10pm Jazz Africa Heritage Reunion. FREDDY’S BAR: 627 5th Av (bet 17th & 18th Sts). 718-768-0131. Apr 1: 6-7:30pm Isaac Darche; 22: 8:30pm Music from NY Underground feat Max Johnson + James Brandon Lewis + T Taylor. The GALLERY: 293 Van Duzer Av. Staten Island. 347-776-1089. Apr 12: 8pm Dr. Mambo & Experience Ens. HOPE & ANCHOR: 347 Van Brunt St. Red Hook. 718237-0276. Wed: 7-10pm Jam w/Ray Scro Qrt.

I-BEAM: 168 7th St. Sets: 8:30pm. $15 don. Apr 10: Connie Crothers; 18: Mary Halvorson & Travis Laplante; 26: Lena Block + Roberta Piket Trio. JAZZ 966: 966 Fulton St. 718-638-6910X25. Fri: 8-11pm $20 adm. 718773-2252X103/ Apr 4: Jeff King Spt; 11: Cynthia Scott Qrt; 18: Lou Donaldson; 25: Ahnee Sharon Freeman Qrt. KORZO RESTAURANT & BAR: 667 5th Av (bet 19th & 20th Sts). 718-499-1199. Tues: 9:15&10:30pm $10 don/$10 min Konceptions Music series by James Carney. Apr 1: RelativE ResonancE + Patrick Breiner Gp. PANE E VINO: 174 Smith St at Warren. 718-501-1010. Sun: 710pm Carl Thompson Gp w/Virginia Mayhew. PEREZ JAZZ: 71 Ocean Pkwy #2J. 917-7571901. 2pm $20 don incl lunch/BYOB. Apr 13: Sandy Cressman; 20: Chris McNulty. ROULETTE: 509 Atlantic Av at 3rd Av. 917-267-0363. Apr 1012&17-19: Music of Anthony Braxton. RUSTIK NEIGHBORHOOD TAVERN: 417 DeKalb Av. 347-4069700. 1st Tues: 8pm $5 adm Jam w/Eric Frazier. SEEDS: 617 Vanderbilt Av. www.seedsbrook Sets: 8:30&10pm. Apr 9: Lena Block; 30-May 3: Alexis Cuadrado & Poetica. SHAPESHIFTER LAB: 18 Whitwell Pl. 646-820-9452. Sets unless otherwise noted: Early (E) 7pm, Late (L) 8:15pm, Night (N) 9:30pm. Apr 3: E&L Karl Berger Improvisers Orch, N $10 Dan Tepfer Trio; 4: $10 L Jagged Spheres, N Matt Mitchell Qrt; 6: 8pm $15 Adrian Dunn & Hopera; 7: E Charlotte Greve, L $10 Yes/And, N $10 Michael Thomas Qnt; 9: 8pm $10 Kelli Sae Brooklyn Grind; 10: N $8 New Trio for Flute, Piano & Percussion; 11: $15 Ozma Code; 13: E Kaoru Watanabe, L&N JP Schlegelmilch; 14: L&N $15 Adam Rudolph & Go: Organic Orch; 15: E $10 Susan Clynes, L&N $12 Larsdotter meets Stephens; 16: 8pm $10 Michael Dimin, N $12 Jan Sturiale Trio feat Jure Pukl; 18: 8pm Joe Benjamin & A Mighty Handful, N $12 Omer Klein; 19: L $10 Jean-Michel Pilc New Big One Oct; 23: Jason Mears Triple Bill; 24: E Tood Sickafoose, L $10 Tyrone Birkett, N $10 Mumpbeak; 25: E Blayer PointduJour, L&9:40pm Jahn Daversa Big Band; 26: free 9pm DJ Killa Theory/Devin Collins, 10pm Baby Raptors; 27: E Marbin, L&N MW Momentus feat Ingrid Jensen; 28: Jason Mears; 29: L $10 Timucin Sahin 4; 30: Miho Hazama Chamber Orch, Erica Seguine & Shannon Baker Big Band. SISTAS’ PLACE: 456 Nostrand Av at Jefferson Av. 718-398-1766. Sat: 9&10:30pm $30/25 adm. Apr 5: Neil Clarke; 12: Winard Harper; 19: Akua Dixon; 26: Vanessa Rubin w/Don Braden. TEA LOUNGE: 837 Union St (bet 6th & 7th Avs). Park Slope. 718-7892762. Wed: 9-11pm free adm Tea And Jam. Apr 3: 9-11pm Safety Buffalo; 5: 9-10pm Priya Carlberg Trio; 11: 9-10pm Sol; 28: 8-10:30pm Scott Reeves Jazz Orch. TWO STEPS DOWN RESTAURANT: 240 Dekalb Av. 718-3992020. $10 adm/1 drink min. 718-7732252X103/ 2nd Sun: 6-9pm Steve Cromity Trio & guests + open mic. WILLIAMSBURG MUSIC CENTER: 367 Bedford Av. 718-384-1654. 10pm-2am. Fri: free adm/2 drink min Jam w/Gerry Eastman Qnt & friends; Sat: $10 adm Greyson Hackleman.

QUEENS ALBERTO’S RESTAURANT: 98-31 Metropolitan Av. Forest Hills. 718-268-7860. Mon,Wed& Sun: 69pm free adm/no min Bill Gati Solo. ASTOR ROOM: 34-12 36th St. Astoria. 718-2551947. Fri-Sat 7-10pm & Sun 12-3pm. BROOKS 1890 RESTAURANT: 24-28 Jackson Av. Long Island City. Fri: 7-10pm Open Mic w/Charles Sibirsky & Steve Ascolese. CHURCH-IN-THE-GARDENS: 50 Ascan Av. Forest Hills. 718-268-6704. Apr 12: 5-7pm Jazz Vespers feat Antoinette Montague Gp. FLUSHING TOWN HALL: 137-35 Northern Blvd. Flushing. 718463-7700. 1st Wed: 5pm Jazz Clinics, 7pm Jam. Apr 11: 8pm Mark Wade Trio; 26: 12pm QJOG Spring Jazz Festival feat Peter Brendle Qrt & more. FRANK SINATRA SCHOOL OF THE ARTS: 35-12 35th Av. Astoria. 718-392-5025. Apr 10: 7pm $15/10 adm Frank Sinatra School of the Art Jazz Ens dir by Bill Stevens. JACKSON ROOM: 192-07 Linden Blvd. St Albans. 718-525-2387. Last Sat: 8&10pm $15 adm incl snacks/beverage. LOUIS ARMSTRONG HOUSE MUSEUM: 3456 107th St. Corona. 718-478-8274. $10 adm. TuesFri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm: Guided Tours. PROPER CAFÉ: 21701 Linden Blvd. Cambria Heights. Queens. 718-341-2233. Wed: 811:30pm $10 adm. SINGLECUT BEERSMITHS: 19-33 37th St. Astoria. 718-6060788. $10 adm. Apr 18: 8pm Mike Baggetta Qrt, 9:30pm David Torn & Tim Berne. TERRAZA 7 TRAIN CAFÉ: 40-19 Gleane St. Elmhurst. 718-803-9602. Sets: 9pm unless otherwise noted, $7 adm. Sun: Jam w/John Benítez. Apr 2: Ari Hoenig; 3: Alex Brown Qrt; 10: Victor Prieto; 12: 8pm Golden Ratio Project; 16: Samuel TorresEncuentro Latinoamericano; 17: Russ Nolan; 18: Ricky Rodriguez Qrt w/spec guest Ignacio Berroa; 19: 8pm Nicolás Ospina Trio; 23: Manhattan Vibes; 24: Eric Kurimski Qrt; 26: 8pm Prasanna & friends, 10:30pm Groove Square feat Manuel Valera; 30: 9:30pm Juan Felipe Mayorga Gp. WATER’S EDGE: 401 44th Dr. Queens. 718482-0033. Fri-Sat: 6:30-10:30pm free adm/no min Bill Gati Solo. YORK COLLEGE: CUNY. 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. Jamaica. 718-2622000.

LONG ISLAND BRIDGEHAMPTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY: 2539 Montauk Hwy. Bridgehampton. 631537-1088. Apr 5: 7:30pm $25/15 adm Parlor Jazz series feat Sari Kessler. FIVE TOWNS COLLEGE: 305N Service Rd. Dix Hills. 631-656-2110. GLEN COVE MANSION: 200 Dosoris Ln. Glen continued on page 28



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NEW JERSEY JAZZ Gary Walker, “Morning Jazz Host”, WBGO, 88.3 FM/ PETER BERNSTEIN TRIO GATEWAY 2 / APRIL 2 Guitarist Peter Bernstein has been part of the New York jazz scene for more than 20 years. His considerable talents have been heard alongside Joshua Redman, Diana Krall, Sonny Rollins, Jimmy Cobb and Lou Donaldson. He is documented on more than 80 recordings, including several with organ great Dr. Lonnie Smith and five with Melvin Rhyne, a noted organist who worked with Wes Montgomery. Bernstein's own organ trio, with Larry Goldings and Bill Stewart, was hailed as the best organ trio of the last decade by the New York Times. In this setting Bernstein takes pride in deconstructing a Miles Davis or Thelonious Monk tune, expressing himself with an economy of lines—with stunning results. At lunchtime in Newark the guitarist, organist Mike LeDonne and drummer Joe Farnsworth won't be beholden to any particular era. AVERY SHARPE BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH / APRIL 5 Bassist, composer and educator Avery Sharpe has worked with Archie Shepp, Art Blakey, Dizzy Gillespie and for more than 20 years with McCoy Tyner. As a leader, Avery says, "I try to explore as much as possible. The most important thing is depth." Sharpe has been true to himself, with recordings like Running Man and Ain't I A Woman: A Tribute To Sojourner Truth (JKNM), and his performed piece "America's Promise" with his quintet and a gospel choir backed by the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. Jazziz magazine noted: "Heavy gospel influences are often evident in Avery's original work. His solos slowly enlarge, like the sermons of a pulpit-thumping preacher." Here, he will focus on jazz and spirituals with pianist Onaje Allan Gumbs, drummer Kevin Sharpe and vocalists Tania Greene, Wanda Sharpe and Heshima Moja. ERNIE ANDREWS NJPAC / APRIL 5 In 1989 at Town Hall in New York, singer Ernie Andrews took the stage in front of Gene Harris & the Philip Morris Superband. He took control and shook the roof, something he's been doing his whole life, from his ten years with Harry James, recordings with the Capp/Pierce Juggernaut, Cannonball Adderley and Kenny Burrell and his own efforts like From the Heart (Discovery) and The Many Faces of Ernie Andrews (High Note). With his special strut, unique mannerisms and a voice portraying the gamut of emotional experience, Andrews consistently moves audiences to standing ovations. For this evening of Ellingtonia, he will share the stage with pianist Renee Rosnes, bassist Peter Washington, trumpeter Sean Jones, tenor saxist Houston Person, vibraphonist Steve Nelson and drummer Lewis Nash. ORRIN EVANS MAKEDA / APRIL 24 A piano always looks and sounds fresh when Orrin Evans sits down: two hands with limitless ideas that have inspired the recordings and performances of Bobby Watson, Pharaoh Sanders, Branford Marsalis, Common, Roy Hargrove and the Mingus Band among others. With the musical city of Philadelphia as a starting point, Evans has developed into what the New York Times calls "a poised artist with an impressive template of ideas at his command." With imposing chops, a propulsive take on rhythm and harmony and a beauty he has shared on 20 recordings as leader, from Flip the Script (Positone) to his latest It Was Beauty (Criss Cross), Evans plays New Brunswick with bassist Matthew Parrish, drummer Vince Ector and vocalist Joanna Pascale.


Evans photo by Govert Driessen, Bernstein by Jordi Suol, Andrews by HighNote Records

NEW JERSEY BY COUNTY BERGEN BERGEN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 30 N Van Brunt St. Englewood. 201-227-1030. Apr 9: 7:30pm $250-$10 adm JCC Thurnauer School of Music Benefit concert feat Larry Coryell w/spec guest Bernie Williams; 25: 8pm $249-$79 adm Natalie Cole & George Benson. GLEN ROCK INN: 222 Rock Rd. Glen Rock. 201-445-2362. Thurs: 7pm Duos. SOLARI’S: 61 River St. Hackensack. 201-4871969. Ev 1st Tues: One More Once Big Band. STONY HILL INN: 231 Polifly Rd. Hackensack. 201-342-4085. Ev other Sat: 8pm-12am Betty Liste Qrt. WATERSIDE: 7800 B River Rd. North Bergen. 201-861-0700. Sun: 12-3pm Jazz Brunch. ESSEX BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH: 275W Market St. Newark. 973-6238161. Apr 5: 6-7:30pm Jazz Vespers feat Avery Sharpe Gospel Explosion & Sacred Songs w/The Extended Family Singers. CODA KITCHEN & BAR: 177 Maplewood Av. Maplewood. 973327-2247. Sun: 12-3pm Jazz Brunch feat Lee Glantz. DORTHAAN’S PLACE: At Nico Kitchen + Bar in NJPAC. 1 Center St. Newark. 888-466-5722. Apr 27: 12pm $45/15 adm Jazz Brunch feat Eric Alexander, Harold Mabern & Joe Farnsworth. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH: 40S Fullerton Ave. Montclair. 973-744-6560, Apr 6: 3-5pm $10 adm Spiritual Drumming Workshops by Richard Reiter. GATEWAY CENTER: 2 Gateway Center. Newark. 973-565-3245. Apr 2: Peter Bernstein Trio. HAT CITY KITCHEN: 459 Valley St. Orange. 862-252-9147. Wed: 8pm Jam by Mike Lee. HIGHLAND PLACE/CRANE’S: 5 Highland Pl. Maplewood. 973-7633083. Tues: 7:30-10:30pm Jazz Tuesdays feat Greg Bufford Trio. IDEAL RESTAURANT & BAR: 219 Frelinghuysen Av. Newark. 973-824-9308. Mon: Jam w/Eugene Goldson; Thurs: 8pm. JAZZ HOUSE KIDS: 14 S Park St. Montclair. 973-744-2258 LUNA STAGE: 555 Valley Rd. West Orange. 973395-5551. Apr 27: 7pm $20/18 adm Bob DeVos & Oscar Perez. MCLOONE’S BOATHOUSE: 9 Cherry Ln at Northfield Av. West Orange. 862-252-7108. Sun: 10:30 am3:30pm Jazz Brunch feat Doug Clarke Duo. MONTCLAIR ART MUSEUM: 3 S Mountain Av. Montclair. 973-7465555. Apr 5: 12:30-2pm free adm WBGO Kids’ concert feat Eli Yamin. NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 1 Center St. Newark. 888-466-5722. Apr 5: 7:30pm Bill Charlap presents Ernie Andrews, Renee Rosnes, Sean Jones, Houston Person, Steve Nelson. PALAZZO RESTAURANT: 11 S Fullerton Av. Montclair. 973-746-6778. Fri-Sat: 7-10:30pm. PAPILLON 25: 25 Valley St. South Orange. 973761-5299. Apr 17: 8:3011:30pm Bossa Brasil® feat Maurício de Souza.

PRIORY JAZZ CLUB: 233W Market St. Newark. 973-242-8012. Fri: 7-11pm. PRIVATE PLACE LOUNGE: 29 S Center St. Orange. 973675-6620. Sun: 7:30-11:30pm. RUTGERS UNIVERSITY: Institute of Jazz Studies. 185 University Av. Newark. 973-353-5595. SOPAC: 1 SOPAC Way. South Orange. 973-3132787. Apr 2: 7:30pm free adm Jazz Knights of West Point. SUZYQUE’S BBQ & BAR: 34 S Valley Rd. West Orange. 973-7367899. Free adm. Tues: 7:30-10:30pm free adm John Lee Trio w/spec guests. TRUMPETS: 6 Depot Square. Montclair. 973744-2600. Closed Mon&Tues unless otherwise noted. Adm varies. Sets: unless otherwise noted 7:30&9pm, Fri-Sat 8&10pm. Apr 2: Jam; 3: Enrico Granafei Trio; 4: Carol Hamersma Guitar Trio & students; 5: Paul Abler; 6: Carrie Jackson presents A Prima Vocal series; 7: West Orange High School Jazz Night; 9: One More Once Big Band; 10: Enrico Granafei Trio; 11: Bob Devos Guitar Qrt; 12: Dave Stryker Organ Trio; 13: Mike Treni Big Band; 16: tba; 17: Dave Liebman Qrt; 18: Mel Davis & friends; 19: Claudio Roditi Qrt; 20: tba; 22: One More Once Big Band feat Dennis DeBlasio; 23: ES2; 24: tba; 25: Peter Furlan & Rockland Youth Jazz Ens; 26: Ali Ryerson Qnt; 27: Ron Aprea Big Band feat Angela DeNiro; 30: Vic Cenicola & Pat Cuttitta Qrt. WBGO: 54 Park Pl. Newark. 973624-8880. HUDSON CASA DANTE: 737 Newark Av. Jersey City. 201795-2750. Fri: 6:30pm. MOORE’S LOUNGE AKA BILL & RUTH’S: 189 Monticello Av. Jersey City. 201-332-4309. Fri-Sat: 8:30pm free adm/no min Jam by Winard Harper & Rosalind Grant; 1st Sun: 6-10pm Winard Harper w/spec guests. NEW JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY: 2039 Kennedy Blvd. Jersey City. 201200-2000. Apr 7: Great Performers Series: 7:30-9:30pm $15/5 adm NJCU Jazz Ens w/Steve Wilson; 24: 7-9pm Antoinette Montague. MERCER MCCARTER THEATRE: 91 University Pl. Princeton. 609-258-2787. Apr 26: 8pm Omar Sosa. PRINCETON UNIVERSITY: Princeton. 609258-4241. MIDDLESEX DESTINATION DOGS: 101 Paterson St. New Brunswick. 732993-1016. Free adm. 1st Fri: 9pm-12am New Brunswick Groove Fusion feat Matt Echols. HYATT HOTEL: 2 Albany St. New Brunswick. 732-873-1234. Wed: 8-10:30pm. Apr 16: Suzzanne Douglas Gp; 30: Marianne Solivan Qrt. LA TAVOLA CUCINA RISTORANTE: 700 Old Bridge Tpke. South River. 732-238-2111. Thurs: 7:30pm Jam. MAGGIE MURRAY PUB HOUSE: 119 N Washington Av. Dunellen. 732-629-7660. Apr 2: 710pm $5 adm PJ Rasmussen Trio. MAKEDA: 338 George St. New Brunswick. 732545-5115. Thurs: 8-11pm free adm/$5 min. Apr 3: Jerry Weldon Band; 10: Ralph Bowen Qrt; 17: Bob DeVos Organ Qrt; 24: Orrin Evans Qrt.


NOVITA: 25 New St. Metuchen. 732-549-5306. Sets: Thurs: 6pm; Fri-Sat 7pm. Thurs: Champian Fulton; Fri: Lou Watson; Sat: George Fitzsimmons. RUTGERS UNIVERSITY: 126 College Ave. New Brunswick. 732-4454636. STEAKHOUSE 85: 85 Church St. New Brunswick. 732-2478585. Fri-Sat 7-11pm. TUMULTY’S: 361 George St. New Brunswick. 732-545-6205. Tues: 8pm + 9:30pm Jam feat Emerging Artists Band. Apr 1: Sam Johnson Band; 8: Anthony Fazio Qrt; 15: Eitan Levine Gp; 22: Ryan Palermo Gp; 29: Daniel Simms Qrt. MONMOUTH HOTEL TIDES: 408 7th Av. Asbury Park. 732897-7744. 7-10pm sets. Apr 6: Trish Mata Trio; 13: Mama Train. LANGOSTA LOUNGE: 1000 Ocean Av. Asbury Park. 732-455-3275. Sat: 7-10pm Jazzbury feat Hammerheaded Qrt; Sun: 1-4pm Blue Skies Trio. MORRIS BICKFORD THEATRE: 6 Normandy Heights Rd. Morristown. 973-971-3706. Concerts 89:30pm. Apr 1: GroundHog Day Jam feat Herb Gardner w/Randy Reinhart, Joe Licari; 7: Joe Midiri Sxt; 22: Occidental Gypsy. HIBISCUS RESTAURANT: 270 South St. Morristown. 973-3590200. Sets: Tues 6-9pm, Fri 7-10pm, Sat 6:309:30pm, Sun Brunch 12-3pm. Sat: Tracy George. Apr 1,15&29: Lou Watson; 4: Julie Mac; 6: Joan Street; 8&22: Rio Clemente; 11: Jane Stewart; 13: Tracy George; 18: Stephen Fuller; 20: Singer's Showcase; 25: Joan Bianculli; 27: Pam Purvis. MAXFIELD’S ON MAIN: 713 Main St. Booton. 973-588-3404. Apr 11: 8:30pm Emedine Rivera Band. NEW JERSEY JAZZ SOCIETY: 800-303NJJS. SHANGHAI JAZZ: 24 Main St. Madison. 973822-2899. Free adm. Sets: Tues 6:30-8:30pm, Wed-Thurs 7-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 6:30&8:45pm. Closed Mon. Apr 1,6,8,15,18,22&29: John Korba; 2: Warren Vaché; 3: Dan Levinson; 4: Grover & Jerry Vezza Trio; 11: Manhattan Vibes Qrt; 17: Bucky Pizzarrelli; 19: Alex Wintz; 20: Closed; 26: Winard Harper. OCEAN OCEAN COUNTY COLLEGE: College Dr. Toms River. 732-255-0500. $15/13 adm. Concerts: 8-9:30pm. Apr 16: Emily Asher’s Garden Party. PASSAIC BELLISSIMO’S: 1 Newark Pompton Tpke (Rte 23). Little Falls. 973785-4225. Wed-Thurs: 6-10pm Lee Glantz. CORTINA RISTORANTE: 118 Bershire Av. Paterson. 973-942-1750. Wed: 6:30-10pm Joe Licari & Mark Shane Duo. WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY: 300 Pompton Rd. Wayne. 973-7202371. Apr 6: 4pm Rudresh Mahanthappa. SOMERSET WATCHUNG ARTS CENTER: 18 Stirling Rd. Watchung. 908-7530190. Apr 12: 8pm Marty Eigen & Beacon Hill Jazz Band.


UNION 16 PROSPECT WINE BAR & BISTRO: 16 Prospect St. Westfield. 908-232-7320. Free adm/no min. Thurs: 8-11pm Carrie Jackson & friends. CROSSROADS: 78 North Av. Garwood. 908-2325666. Tues: 9pm free adm Jam w/Crossroads All Stars. JEFFREY’S: 114 Central Av. Westfield. 908-232-4517/ 908-301-9496. Apr 30: 7-9pm $39.95 adm incl dinner Bossa Brasil® feat Maurício de Souza. ROBIN’S NEST: 3103 Tremley Point Rd. Linden. www.robinsnestrhythmandblues. com. 908-2753043. Sun: Cool Jazz Jam w/Don Williams. VAN GOGH’S EAR CAFÉ: 1017 Stuyvesant Av. Union. 908-8101844. Sun: 8pm $4 adm. Apr 6: Guitar Jazz Trio; 13: Joe Knipes; 20: Closed; 27: Motion 3.

PENNSYLVANIA/DELAWARE DEER HEAD INN: 5 Main St. Delaware Water Gap, PA. 570-4242000. Sets: Thurs 8-11pm, Fri-Sat 7-11pm, Sun 5-8pm. Adm varies. Residency (R): Thurs Jam w/Bill Goodwin Qrt & friends. Apr 3: R; 4: Jay Rattman Qrt; 5: Bob Dorough Trio; 6: Bob Leive & Wooster Street Trolley Band; 10: R; 11: Dave Wilson Qrt; 12: Bobby Avey Qnt; 13: Gaptime Ens; 17: R; 18: New Light; 19: Guitar Trio feat Bucky Pizzarelli, Ed Laub & Walt Bibinger; 20: Closed; 24: R; 25: Emma Larson; 26: Eric Doney & Zach Brock; 27: Pericopes + 1; 28: 7:30-10:30pm COTA All Stars. DELAWARE WATER GAP: LONG ISLAND LISTINGS...continued from page 25

Cove. 516-671 6400. Fri: 8pm-12am. ONDA LOUNGE: At Allegria Hotel. 80W Bway. Long Beach. 516-889-1300. www.allegriaho Thurs: 8:30-11:30pm Jazz & Sushi. PENINSULA PUBLIC LIBRARY: 280 Central Av. Lawrence. 516239-3262. Apr 27: 2:30pm Deanna Witkowski Trio. TRATTORIA GRASSO: 134 Main St. Cold Spring Harbor. 631367-6060. Apr 4: 7:30pm Jerry Weldon Trio; 20: 6pm Wayne Sabella; 25: 7:30pm Michael Rabinowitz Trio; 27: 6pm Gail Storm. WALK STREET TAVERN: 1218 Jericho Tpke. New Hyde Park. 516-354-9732. Last Tues: 8:30pm-12am Jam w/Mark Buttice & Swing Easy Band.

BRONX G-BAR: 579 Grand Concourse at 149th St. 718402-6996. WILLIE’S STEAKHOUSE: 1832 Westchester Av. 718-822-9697. Last Sun: 8pm.

WESTCHESTER ALVIN & FRIENDS: 14 Memorial Hwy. New Rochelle. www.alvinandfriendsrestaurant. com. 914-654-6549. Fri: 7:30-10:30pm $20/15 adm; Sat: 8-11pm. Apr 4: Nat Adderley Jr. continued on page 35

CONIC PIANIST/COMPOSER/VOCalist Andy Bey is a national treasure— Iquite possibly one of the most interesting and skilled male jazz singers of the modern era—and perhaps one of the most seriously under-exposed. Helping to broaden the spotlight on Bey will be his first Highlights in Jazz appearance in a special cabaret jazz presentation with the luminous doyenne of New York City nightlife: the incomparable jazz pianist and vocalist Barbara Carroll. Bey first burst on the scene in the mid 1960s as a member of Andy Bey and The Bey Sisters and was soon delighting jazz lovers with his transplendent and gymnastic bass/baritone voice and soulful piano playing. Bey's legendary four-octave range is capable of thrilling, crooning and scatting through a plethora of musical possibilities. Distinctive use of his rich, controlled vibrato, as well as his confident falsetto, have helped define not only his unique sound, but have also helped push the boundaries of jazz singing into the 21st Century and beyond, laying the foundations for a number of au courant jazz vocal artists such as Bobby McFerrin and Diane Reeves. Author and contributor to The New York Times, James Gavin, is a huge fan of Bey and has said, "Like Miles Davis, Andy has a deep, mysterious intensity that rivets you from the instant that he lays his hands on the piano keys and starts to sing. His vocal sound is so dusky and rich and full of color. His piano playing swings hard, even when he pulls back and plays almost nothing, because Andy's silences speak as loudly as anyone else's notes or words." The nearly hermetic Bey has always had a large, respectful following within the jazz world but it really wasn't until 1996 that his first solo recording in 22 years,

Ballads, Blues and Bey, brought him back into the international music arena. Bey has shared the stage with a plethora of jazz luminaries including Horace Silver, Max Roach, Gary Bartz and Fred Hersch, but it has been his recent work that has brought his artistry to a wider audience. Always his own man, Bey feels that at least part of the reason for his sub-rosa jazz cult-figure status is he was always uncomfortable with what he refers to as ''black male singer syndrome,'' a tacit expectation that most producers, promoters and club owners would demand he sing the blues or perform well-trodden, "safe" material from the songbooks of Nat "King" Cole or Billy Eckstein. Bey's fierce individualism may be related to his hard-scrabble childhood in Newark. The youngest of nine children, Andy began performing on piano at around age five and by 12 he had made his first R&B record. Shortly thereafter, Bey began performing and recording as part of Andy Bey and The Bey Sisters alongside his talented siblings Salome and Geraldine. Bey became immersed in the jazz world, rubbing shoulders and collaborating with jazz giants such as the legendary Sy Oliver. He left high school in his senior year to tour with Oliver's group, which soon began a regular engagement at the Paris Blue Note where the rhythm section featured an array of jazz ex-pats including Kenny Clarke and Bud Powell. Bey has fond memories of his City of Light's period and recalls that Marlene Dietrich and Marlon Brando came to see them a number of times. Bey's 2013 solo recording, The World According to Andy Bey (High Note), earned him his second Grammy nomination as well as France's prestigious honor: l'Académie Charles Cros Coups de Cœur Jazz. The CD also received raves including a peach from The Wall Street Journal which stated, "Sometimes he wrings blues from a phrase's end...elsewhere he uses his gently rolling and thoughtfully deployed vibrato, or a note that simply dissolves. Mr. Bey has mastered the singers' dream—perfect breath control." Hopefully, Bey's appearance in this superb concert setting will excite him into many more performances—but no doubt on his terms. As he told Ben Ratliff, noted jazz critic of The New York Times, ''Don't get me wrong, it's nice to do gigs...but you have to be isolated in order to be really focused. I've always been able to survive somehow and I've been through the dark tunnel many times. But I always come out a little more enlightened, a little more aware.'' Andy Bey will appear with Barbara Carroll and Jay Leonhart at Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights in Jazz Presents Jazz Cabaret at the Tribeca Performing Arts Centre on April 10.


AX OPHON IST JAMES CARTER S was in Amsterdam in 2012, preparing to perform at the Bimhuis CafÊ at a centennial celebration of Don Byas' birth when he was contacted by a man who claimed to have a tenor that had belonged to Byas. It was a Dolmet saxophone and the man brought it to Carter. "It had Byas' name etched in the bell," says Carter, "a snake poised to strike on the octave key [a customized feature of Byas' horns] and when I checked the serial number and looked at a YouTube video of Byas in 1953, it was the same horn. So I said maybe I'll play it and see if it has something to say because, after all, it was from the 1950s and might not. Well, it had more than something to say." Not only did Carter end up playing that Dolmet for the Byas tribute, seven months later he purchased it. "He could have sold it to anyone over the years he had it," he says of the owner, but felt it was destined for him: "Horns come to people; they definitely have souls." If vintage saxophones have souls, then James Carter is very soulful. The 45-yearold has been acquiring saxophones and other reed instruments as long as he's been playing them and he claims to have lost count of his vintage collection, which he keeps in both his New York home and his native Detroit—not only because he probably doesn't have enough room in New York but also, he says, because it's convenient to have instruments where he works since it has become so difficult to transport them by air since the added security after 9/11. Carter initially made his mark on the jazz scene as part of the cast of The Tough Young Tenors (Antilles) album in 1991. He was notable for his big tone and high-energy style and his work with such leaders as Lester Bowie and Julius Hemphill revealed that he was conversant not only on tenor, but on the entire range of saxophones. He has recorded on saxes from sopranino and C-Melody to bass, as well as clarinet and bass clarinet. Although he's been associated with many modern to avant garde leaders and formats over his career, Carter is also a firm believer in the jazz continuum and an appreciator of jazz history and tradition. Carter was able to combine his love of vintage instruments and jazz history when he appeared in Robert Altman's 1996 film Kansas City, which also spawned the spinoff feature music video/DVD Kansas City 1934. "It's kind of trippy," Carter says, "that the music video has had a longer shelf life than the flick itself."


Carter photo by Vincent Soyez

In the movie, Carter portrays Ben Webster and he plays a 1926 Conn tenor sax that was re-engineered with Selmer mechanics. "Webster and Coleman Hawkins were famous for their Selmers," he says, "but they both originally played Conns. This one has the best of both worlds, the vintage metal and tube and the modern mechanical ergonomics." Appearing in the movie also accelerated Carter's fondness for vintage style clothing. "Those clothes had less restrictions; they were comfortable," he says. "With suspenders instead of belts at the waist and those loose Hollywood trousers; it just made sense." He also raves about the Stacy-Adams two-toned shoes with the Goodyear rubber soles: "They fit like a glove and were so comfortable during those long shooting days." Collecting vintage horns has also sharpened Carter's sense of jazz tradition. "As my early teacher Donald Washington in Detroit stressed, we're all part of one continuum. It's easy to see one movement, like bebop, by itself. But what remains true is if it wasn't for predecessors in any part of the line, no new part of the line would exist. If you look at it that way, you have equal respect for all the genres and can gain what you can out of them and choose what you see fit." At his Birdland gig with his organ trio, Carter is choosing what he calls "Django Unchained. We're revisiting the music from my Chasin' the Gypsy (Atlantic) but this time taking Reinhardt's music out of that Hot Club with strings context and into the hood. We're dealing not only with urban grooves but with grooves from all over the world—if they can expand our approach." The James Carter Organ Trio presents Django Unchained at Birdland, April 22-26.

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Ingrid Laubrock, Cornelia Street Café

Free spirit Saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock grew up in a rural area of Germany, "but I wasn't the farmer's daughter by any means. My parents were artistic and instrumental in exposing me to music and art." Piano was her first instrument and she later played recorder in a classical group. Besides hearing jazz on records inherited from an uncle, Laubrock remembers tuning in to a free jazz radio program. "I didn't know what it was, but I listened with open ears. It was very exciting." She moved to London at 19 and, inspired by hearing Cannonball Adderley on Kind of Blue, began playing saxophone. "I was quite shy, in a different city; no one knew me there. I started making money playing music in the subway. I made a living; I survived, though I really couldn't play. That's when I decided I'm going to do this: be a professional musician." Laubrock's first experience with improvising took place in the same underground venue. A guitarist busking in a London subway station noticed she had an instrument case and asked her to join in. "I was just thrown in, I didn't have time to think about it. I just used my ears, trying to find notes that fit in with the folkie stuff he was playing. It was fun." Laubrock moved to the Big Apple six years ago and, as she expected, it took her a while to get established. "New York wasn't waiting for another tenor player," she says with a laugh. These days, the saxophonist stays busy fronting her own bands and recording with Anthony Braxton, Dave Douglas, Tim Berne, Tom Rainey and others. This month, besides playing with her new quintet at the Cornelia Street Café on April 14, you can hear Laubrock in a duo with pianist Kris Davis at Spectrum April 3, in a trio with Davis and guitarist Mary Halvorson at Cornelia Street April 5; performing Braxton's compositions at Roulette with a variety of bands April 10-12 and April 17-19; and with Max Johnson's Trio+2 at Barbès April 20.

Once more, with feeling Singer Sara Gazarek has one of two reactions when she hears music: "Either I'm impressed by the vocal quality, the vocal gymnastics, or I feel moved. I leave feeling different from when I walked into the room." The first sensation is gone in an hour or so, but the second reaction lasts for days. "Noticing this helped me decide which basket to put my creative eggs into," Gazarek says. "I bring my self and my story to each song, a level of emotional expression to each tune. It can be scary for me, I feel vulnerable, but it's an emotional outlet, a lifesaver. Having that outlet is invaluable, a vessel for working out different life experiences and making sense of things." The self-described "lyric interpreter" counts Duke Ellington among her favorite composers. "I'm constantly refalling in love with Ellington. I've written lyrics to some of his compositions and I bow to his genius more as the years go by. His music serves a different purpose in life depending on what you need, what you're looking for." Gazarek also has immersed herself in vocalists; in the past couple of years she's been intrigued by Blossom Dearie. "I was drawn to how boldly musical she was, without being in your face. To an untrained ear, she did good, fun music, but jazz heads realize she played hip stuff. It seems deceptively simple, but there are enough little twists to really draw in someone who's totally into music." The L.A.based Gazarek appears at Jazz at Kitano April 19, in a duo setting with pianist Josh Nelson. "There's no other musician who knows me so well," she says. "I have complete and utter trust in his musical instincts. We can anticipate where the other is going to go, it's like having a conversation with someone in your family."

Sara Gazarek, Jazz at Kitano

Both sides now Pianist Roberta Piket is equally at home playing inside and outside. "The wars over straight-ahead versus improv were fought years ago. Those barriers are continued on next page


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gone. Music is music; improv is music. There's a language and vocabulary you learn. If you have ears and are open to sound rather than imitating patterns, you can play anything. Great music is great music." Piket is excited about her new trio with veteran drummer Billy Hart and teenage bassist Daryl Johns. Though she has a history with Hart, the first time the three played together was at a jam at Johns' parents' house. "He has maturity beyond his years. Daryl was relaxed and comfortable; you could see how much he enjoyed it. He had no fear. I was afraid to play with Billy Hart when I was 35!" Piket says with a laugh. The three will focus on their straightahead side when they play I-Beam April 26, and Smalls on April 28. "I love to play modern jazz," Piket says. "Of all the things I do, that's closest to my heart. Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, Monk, the Great American Songbook—I find a way to personalize it all in the modern jazz idiom." Piket hopes to record the trio in the near future, so the April gigs are a chance for them to develop a greater rapport. "All three of us bring a sense of exploration, intuition and creativity to the table. As we play together more, it can go somewhere very special." This month, Piket also plays with Cheryl Pyle at ShapeShifter Lab April 10 and at the 29th annual concert celebrating the life and music of Alec Wilder at Christ and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church April 27. "I'll play pieces Alec wrote for Marian McPartland, so I'll be paying tribute to two greats."

Roberta Piket, I-Beam and Smalls

Gig time Jazzmeia Horn sings every Wednesday at Ginny's Supper Club … Marianne Solivan sings at Jazz at Kitano April 2 … Sharel Cassity plays alto sax with Gregorio Uribe's big band at Zinc Bar April 3 … Singer Stephanie McKay and others join Jacques Schwarz-Bart in celebrating the release of Jazz Racine Haiti (Motéma) at Subculture April 3 … Saxophonist Roxy Coss appears with Jeremy Pelt at Jazz Standard April 8-9, celebrating the release of Face Forward, Jeremy (HighNote) … Saxophonist Lena Block plays Seeds in Brooklyn April 9 and celebrates the release of her new CD Feathery (13th Note) at IBeam in Brooklyn April 26 … Catch pianist Connie Crothers and others at IBeam April 10 … Pianist/vocalist Barbara Carroll is in good company at the Tribeca PAC for a Highlights in Jazz concert fea-


Piket photo by Heinz Lechner

turing Jay Leonhart and Andy Bey … Mary Halvorson plays guitar with Travis Laplante at I-Beam April 18 … Violinist Sara Caswell joins Oscar Peñas at BAM Café April 18, when he celebrates the release of Music of Departures and Returns (Musikoz) … Allison Miller hits Jazz Standard with Dr. Lonnie Smith April 19-20 … Besides celebrating the birthday of the great composer/bassist, the Mingus Big Band with Helen Sung at the piano, premiers a newly discovered Charles Mingus composition at Jazz Standard April 21 … Pianist Leslie Pintchik celebrates the release of her new CD, In the Nature of Things (Pintchard) at Kitano April 25 … Kyoko Oyobe plays piano at the Blue Note April 27 … Flutist Mayu Saeki appears at Drom with Euphoria, celebrating the release of Chico Hamilton's The Inquiring Mind (Joyous Shout) … Catch bassist Linda Oh with George Colligan's trio at Jazz Standard April 30 … Sarah Silverman sings at Kitano April 30. CD news Guitarist Mary Halvorson plays with Thumbscrew (Cuneiform) … Pianist Lisa Hilton's new one is a Kaleidoscope (Ruby Slippers) … Trumpeter Sam Boshnack is experiencing Exploding Syndrome (SBQ) with pianist Dawn Clement and clarinetist Beth Fleenor … Singer Suzanna Smith's debut recording is Halfway Between Heaven & Love (Ink Pen) … Singer Dee Bell presents Silva Bell Elation (Laser) with keyboardist Marcos Silva … Vocalist Cheryl Barnes urges us to Listen to This … Singer Elly Kouri declares I Love You Too Much. Sidewomen stand out Rachel Z is featured on keyboards with Wayne Escoffery Live at Firehouse 12 (Sunnyside) … Violinists Miranda Cuckson and Michi Wiancko join Vijay Iyer on Mutations (ECM) … Pianist Amina Claudine Myers, vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant and cellist Louise Rosback are part of Archie Shepp's Attica Blues Orchestra on I Hear the Sound (Archie Ball) … Amanda Ruzza plays bass and Dorota Piotrowska plays drums with B.J. Jansen on Ronin (JansenMusic) … Flutist Aralee Dorough and singer Tammie Bradley join Bob Dorough on Eulalia (Merry Lane) … Violinist Jenny Scheinman, guitarist Sheryl Bailey and bassist Nicki Parrot help David Krakauer reveal The Big Picture (Table Pounding) … Bassist Mimi Jones and trumpeter Nadja Noordhuis join Rudy Royston on 303 (Greenleaf) … Singer Judy Philbin joins with guitarist Adam Levine in Keeping It Simple … Rachel Maxwell and Meghan Fulton play French horn and Stacy McMichael plays bass on Shawn Maxwell's Alliance (Chicago Sessions).

HOT FLASHES By Seton Hawkins Musician-Presenter's Corner "I always had big dreams and have wanted to do so many things," explains vocalist, television personality and music presenter JaRon Eames. "So I formed a company, JKE Productions, to put it all under one umbrella. You see, I had my CDs, I was booking artists, I was starting my television show, so I needed to keep things organized." Even in an industry marked by musician-entrepreneurs, Eames stands out as a go-getter. Originally hailing from Baton Rouge, Eames recalls growing up surrounded by music: his home even hosted Lionel Hampton at one point. One recording in particular, Nancy Wilson singing "How Glad I Am" in 1964, set him on the path to singing professionally. Ultimately relocating to New York, Eames found himself under the tutelage of luminaries like Barry Harris and Dakota Staton and performing alongside Harold Mabern, Dorothy Donegan and Reggie Workman. In the midst of this, Eames began to note a lack in jazz's representation in media. "I'm the kind of person where if I don't like something, rather than complain about it, I make the changes and fix it," he explains. "So after Johnny Carson left television, you stopped seeing great jazz on television. Conan, Letterman, Leno, there's no jazz on television today!" This realization provided the spark for the JaRon Eames Show, launched in 1994 and still operating today. "My friend had just gotten a show on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network and he said I should try it too," he recalls. "I didn't know anything about television, but I filled out an application to get on the waiting list. I thought it would take about a year but, wouldn't you know it, they called me after one week and asked if I could get a show together! I said of course I could, though I had no idea what to do. But I was singing each Sunday at Sweet Basil with Doc Cheatham and I knew many of the people there. One of them was Charles Linton, who had brought Ella Fitzgerald to Chick Webb's attention. So I thought that he should be my first guest and we got it set up. He told a wonderful, glorious story and that's how the show got started." Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, the JaRon Eames Show also provided Eames with a treasure trove of source material, which he soon set about transcribing. The result—41 subject inter-

views—provided the material for his compilation Jazz Conversations, a book featuring discussions with past show guests including Hank Jones, Clark Terry, Nancy Wilson, Albert Murray and even George Carlin. "People need to know these legends and hear them speak in their own words," Eames notes. "It was a major undertaking, but I'm so glad I did it." Despite his impressive résumé and substantial rolodex, Eames concedes that the economics of New York's bookings have made securing club dates difficult for him. Recently, Eames bypassed the problem with weekly parlor concerts at his home. Eschewing the clubs for a more intimate setting, Eames has successfully drawn a consistently strong following to his Sunday afternoon performances. For Eames, the entrepreneurial mindset has always been intertwined with his music. "It's how I was raised!" he laughs. "I don't know any other way. If you want something, you have to do it yourself and not wait for it. I make things happen that I need to happen—it's what I know." Visit Tributes and Celebrations The Blue Note, in collaboration with Devra Hall Levy and Brian Camelio, presents Playing for Jim Hall April 18-20, featuring performances by Bill Frisell, Julian Lage, Greg Osby, Kate Schutt, Scott Colley and Joey Baron. The concerts dates honor the late great guitarist's life and marks—almost to the day—his last performances at the club in 2012. Visit for details. In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, UNESCO and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz join forces again to produce the Third Annual International Jazz Day on April 30. Centering this year's events in Osaka, Japan by featuring a day of educational and performance activities, IJD also presents concerts and events worldwide at a variety of partner venues. Mainstage artists include Herbie Hancock, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Kenny Garrett, Wayne Shorter, John Scofield and many more. Visit to see a full schedule of events. The Stone curates a two-week tribute to writer and Beat legend Willliam Burroughs April 8-20. Performers include Kenny Wollesen, John Zorn, Bill Laswell, Darius Jones, Thurston continued on next page


FRESH TAKES By Angelo Di Loreto, recently graduated from Manhattan School of Music Jazz composers often seek to transcend boundaries in their music by tapping into other cultures and exploring the different melodic, harmonic and rhythmic aesthetics they employ. Pianist/composer Bobby Avey has done that on his forthcoming album, Authority Melts From Me, due out in May on Whirlwind Records. Avey has delved into the rhythmic nuance of Haitian Vodou drumming. As a basis for the album, Avey immersed himself in music from two specific Vodou ensembles: one from PortAu-Prince and the other from the village of Soukri. Avey says the music pays homage to the Haitian Slave Revolution of 17911804. The group heard on the album is a force to be reckoned with: Avey on piano, saxophonist Miguel Zenón, guitarist Ben Monder, bassist Thomas Kneeland and drummer Jordan Perlson. A 2007 graduate of the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music, Avey was the winner of the Composition Award in the Thelonious Monk Competition in 2011. Since then, he has been working on writing the music for Authority Melts From Me, as well as his

debut solo piano release, Be Not So Long To Speak, which came out in April 2013. He was born in the Poconos region of Pennsylvania and recently became a member of a new group led by his mentor, Dave Liebman. They have toured extensively throughout the latter half of 2013.


cians to enter the contest by submitting videos online. In addition to a financial boost, the winners perform alongside the judges at an annual gala; this year, on May 3, at the Tribeca PAC with featured artists Lenny White, Randy Brecker, and Yaacov Mayman. To learn how to participate, go to

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Moore and Billy Martin in a series of events combining music, live readings and film. Go to Roulette celebrates newly honored NEA Jazz Master Anthony Braxton through a series of concerts April 10-19. The extensive list of participating musicians includes Braxton, Jacob Garchik, Ingrid Laubrock, Nate Wooley, Fay Victor, Mary Halvorson and others. Featured Braxton compositions include "Falling River Music, Composition No. 146," as well as his latest operatic work, "Trillium J." Buy tickets at On April 26, the Jazz Foundation of America hosts its 26th annual Jazz Loft Party at Hudson Studios. Themed “Cirque du Jazz,” the whimsically themed event features music by artists including the Heath Brothers, Randy Weston, Kahil El’Zabar, Hamiet Bluiett and Pablo Ziegler, and also presents a lifetime achievement award to Bruce Lundvall. Ticket proceeds support the Jazz Foundation’s critical mission, and can be purchased at Founded by Mikhael Brovkin, the Made in New York competition allows jazz musi-


Avey photo by Jonno Rattman

Bobby Avey and his quintet will pe r f or m a CD prerelease concert at the J a z z Gallery on April 18.

Summer Jazz Education This summer, the Vermont Jazz Center will offer its 39th annual Summer Workshop, and is now accepting applications to its August sessions, open to students of all ages and skill levels. The workshop will feature one-on-one lessons with esteemed faculty members, small combo rehearsals, master classes and jam sessions. Participating teachers include Sheila Jordan, Jay Clayton and Billy Drummond. Enroll at Jazz Faces The Consulate General of Hungary, located on 223 E 52nd St., is hosting a photo exhibition by Sánta István Csaba from April 3 through 30. Opening night features pianist Joanne Brackeen and welcomes musicians for a jam session. Go to for details.

B A C K S T A G E PA S S JAZZ ANECDOTE BY BILL CROW Bill Crow's books " Jazz Anecdotes" and " From Birdland to Broadway" can be found at your favorite bookstore, and at along with many interesting photos and links. At the recent Zootfest at the University of Pennsylvania at East Stroudsburg, celebrating Zoot Sims's birthday, Marion Evans said a few words to the audience. He told about a time, when he was a young man, that he went to hear Woody Herman's band. They played a new composition by Ralph Burns that featured trombonist Bill Harris. Evans was entranced, and when the band took a break, he stepped over to Harris and asked, "What was that, that you played?" Harris scowled at him and said, "It's a trombone, you idiot!" Dick Lonergan, in Spain, wrote on Facebook about the late, great British tenor man and club owner Ronnie Scott: Ronnie had serious dental problems which he finally had fixed. It took him several months to recover. After trying his tenor sax for the first time, he announced " I sound like Prez." Someone asked "Oh, like Lester Young?" Ronnie said. "No, like President Clinton!" WESTCHESTER LISTINGS...continued from page 28

Qrt; 11: Lew Tabackin Trio; 18: Tammy McCann Ens feat Laurence Hobgood; 25: Vincent Gardner Qrt. BASS LINE: 130E 1st St. Mount Vernon. 914-699-1722. Free adm/2 drink min. Fri: 9pm-12am Takeshi Ogura Trio feat Dule Jones. BEANRUNNER CAFÉ: 201 S Division & Esther St. Peekskill. 914-737-1701. Fri-Sat: 810:30pm $10 adm. Apr 5: Alva Nelson Trio; 12: Conigliaro Trio; 19: Gerry Malkin Qrt. DIVISION STREET GRILL: 26 North Division St. Peekskill. 914739-6380. Apr 12: 7:30-10:30pm Michelle Leblanc Trio. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: 199N Columbus Av at E Lincoln Av. Mount Vernon. 914-636-4977. $22-$14 adm. Ev 2nd Sun: 5:15-9pm Second Sunday Jazz series. Apr 13: Jimmy Owens. NORTH CASTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: 19 Whippoorwill Rd East. Armonk. 914-273-3887. Apr 27: 3pm Christian Finger Trio. The PRIME: 19 Main St. Hastings-on-Hudson. 914-478-1147. Wed: 7:30-10pm Mark Morganelli Trio. RED HAT ON THE RIVER: 1 Bridge St. Irvington-On-Hudson. 914-591-5888. Wed: 6-10pm Bill Crow & Hiroshi Yamazaki Duo w/guest Glenda

Davenport or Takeshi Ogura. TALEGGIO: 189 E Post Rd. White Plains. 914761-1111. Thurs: 7-9:30pm Mark Morganelli Trio. UNDERHILLS CROSSING: 74.5 Pondfield Rd. Bronxville. 914-337-1200. www.under Wed: 7-10pm Alexis Cole. UPSTREAM GALLERY: 8 Main St. Hastings on Hudson. 914-6748548. Apr 5: 8pm IN Trio. WATERCOLOR CAFÉ: 2094 Boston Post Rd. Larchmont. 914-8342213.

NEW YORK STATE 76 HOUSE: 110 Main St. Tappan. 845-359-5476. Wed: 8-11pm free adm Quintets w/Mark Hagan & feat artists + Jam. Apr 2: Andy Gravish & Tim Armacost; 9: Duane Eubanks & Andrew Beals; 16: Bill Mobley & Lee Green; 23: Vinnie Cutro & Jeff Zelnick; 30: Matt Haviland & Patience Higgins. CARNEGIE ROOM: At Nyack Library. 59 S Broadway. Nyack. 845-3583370. Sets: 7:30-9:30pm. Apr 18: Bernie Williams/Gil Parris Qrt; 25: Zach Brock w/Richard Sussman. The DAUTAJ: 36 Oakland Ave. Warwick. 845986-3666. Free adm. continued on next page

A Moment You Missed by Fran Kaufman Hot House Contributing Photographer The long and the short of it! After the NEA Jazz Masters gathered for their group shot at Jazz at Lincoln Center in January, dozens of musical masters headed for the festivities in the Allen Room (recently rechristened the Appel Room). Vocalist Sheila Jordan looked around, found Randy Weston and suggested a shot of the tallest and the smallest jazz master. Thanks, Sheila.


NY LISTINGS...continued from previous page Fri: tba; Sat: 7:30-11:30pm Richard Wiggins. Apr 6: 6:30pm N.Y. Swing Exchange. FALCON ARTS: 1348 Rte 9 West. Marlboro. 845-236-7970. $20 don suggested. Sets: 7pm unless otherwise noted, Opening act (Op); Sun 10am-2pm Brunch (B). Apr 3: Chris O'Leary Band; 4: Cyro Baptista & Banquet of the Spirits; 5: David Johansen w/Brian Koonin; 6: B w/Willa McCarthy Band + Michael T Band; 9: Op w/Ryan Dieringer + Rhett Miller; 10: Op w/Bobby DiBlasio + Larry Coryell & Gil Parris Benefit for Ben Ehrsam; 11: Op w/Dylan Doyle Trio + CKS; 12: Ed Palermo Big Band; 13: B w/Kate Baker & Vic Juris Duo + Bobby Avey Gp w/Miguel Zenón; 16: Purchase Jazz Orch w/Todd Coolman; 17: Pierre Bensusan; 18: The Cookers; 19: Holmes Brothers; 20: B w/Saints of Swing; 23: bigBANG; 24: Ali Ryerson Qrt; 25: Op w/Lost Leaders + Jonah Smith Band; 26: New Riders of The Purple Sage & Stir Fried; 27: B w/Bob Stump & Roadside Attraction + Benefit for Ed Frinfrock w/The Trapps, Twist & Shout, Bob Stump & Roadside Attraction. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF PHILLIPSTOWN: 10 Academy St. Cold Spring. 845265-3220. 3rd Sat: 5:30pm free adm Jazz Vespers. QUINN’S: 330 Main St. Beacon. www.quinns Mon: 8pm free adm Monday Night Jazz Sessions. 1st Mon: Jam w/Chris Kelsey. Apr 14: Joe Fiedler Trio; 21: Accortet; 28: Alan Juice Glover Qrt. TURNING POINT CAFÉ: 468 Piermont Av. Piermont. 845-3591089. Mon: 8-11:30pm $5 adm Monday Jam by John Richmond.


CONNECTICUT FIREHOUSE 12: 47 Crown St. New Haven. 203785-0468. Sets: 8pm $18 adm & 10pm $12. Apr 4: Kneebody; 11: Thumbscrew; 18: Loren Stillman & Bad Touch; 25: Rudy Royston 303. FUJI OF JAPAN RESTAURANT & BAR: 111 Old Kings Hwy North. Darien. 203-655-4995. Mon: 6:30-9pm Music Mondays series. PICCOLO PIZZA: 24 Prospect St. Ridgefield. 203-438-8200. Sets: 6-9pm. Free adm. Tues: Arildo Desouza Solo; Thurs: Gary Mac Fadden; Sun: John Judd Solo. The SIDEDOOR JAZZ CLUB: At Old Lyme Inn. 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme. 860-434-2600. Sets: 8:30pm. Apr 4: Dario Boente & Co; 5: Roy Assaf Trio; 11: Manuel Valera New Cuban Express; 12: Manhattan Vibes w/Christos Rafalides; 18: Benny Green Qrt; 19: Marcus Strickland Qrt; 25: Ali Ryerson Qnt; 26: Curtis Brothers. WESTPORT ARTS CENTER: 51 Riverside Av. Westport. 203222-7070. Apr 6: 3-5pm Tribute to Dave Brubeck feat Tim Moran, Donn Trenner, Brian Torff & Adam Nussbaum.

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