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APRIL 29-MAY 2 OZ NOY, DAVE WECKL, WILL LEE MAY 1 Michael-Louis Smith Quintet (Midnight)
MAY 3 JORM KAUKONEN THE LES PAUL TRIO MAY 4 THE BOBS MAY 5-9 KENNY GARRETT BAND MAY 7 Faiz Lamouri Quintet (Midnight) MAY 8 Aimee Allen Trio (Midnight)
MAY 10 DAVID ‘FUZE’ FIUCZYNISKI WITH THE LES PAUL TRIO MAY 11 - MAD ABOUT THAD MAY 12 Joan Stiles' "Mostly Mary Lou" with Jeremy Pelt, Steve Wilson, Joel Frahm, Lewis Nash MAY 13-16 STANLEY JORDAN TRIO MAY 14 Sam Harris Group (Midnight) MAY 15 Katlyn Swanson and The Return
MAY 17 LARRY CORYELL WITH THE LES PAUL TRIO MAY 18 - LINA KOUTRAKIS and THE LOW COUNTRY MAY 19 & 20 Matt Wilson Band MAY 21-23 TBA Friday, May 21 - Cracked Latin (Midnight) Saturday, May 22 - The Adam Ramsay - CJ Glass Quintet featuring Mike Treat, Steve Gelfand and Alex Rivas (Midnight)
MAY 24 JIMMY BRUNO WITH THE LES PAUL TRIO MAY 25 - TERESE GENECCO & HER LITTLE BIG BAND MAY 26 JEAN MICHEL PILC TRIO Jean-Michel Pilc/'piano, Billy Hart/drums, Boris Kozlov/bass MAY 27-30 MILES DAVIS BIRTH OF COOL TO BITCHES BREW THE MUSIC OF MILES DAVIS MAY 28 Yvonnick Prene QUartet (Midnight) MAY 29 Michael O'Brien's Greater Than 5 (Midnight) MAY 31 THE LES PAUL WITH SPECIAL GUEST TBA
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CHICK COREA EDDIE GOMEZ & PAUL MOTIAN
WITH & SP. GUESTS JOHN SCOFIELD (5/12) & HUBERT LAWS (5/13) FURTHER EXPLORATIONS OF BILL EVANS
McCOY TYNER TRIO
MAY 4 - 9 & 11 - 16
MAY 17 (10:30PM ONLY)
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS JOE LOVANO (5/20-21) & RAVI COLTRANE(5/22-23)
MAY 18 - 19
MAY 25 - 30
MAY 20 - 23
S U N DAY J A Z Z B R U N C H
L AT E N I G H T G R O OV E S E R I E S
PETER BERNSTEIN AND HIS NYU ENSEMBLE
SUN, MAY 2
SUN, MAY 9
JUILLIARD JAZZ BRUNCH: "WEST COAST SOUND"
SUN, MAY 16
OSCAR FELDMAN QUARTET
SUN, MAY 23
AMY LONDON QUARTET
SUN, MAY 30
THE BLUE METHOD
SAT, MAY 1
THE REVELATIONS FEAT. TRE WILLIAMS
FRI, MAY 7
@ BB KING BLUES CLUB: OTTMAR LIEBERT & LUNA NEGRA
FRI, MAY 7
SAT, MAY 8
JONATHAN POWELL & NU SANGHA
FRI, MAY 14
SAT, MAY 15
M O N DAYS AT T H E B L U E N O T E
FRI, MAY 21
NYU JAZZ ORCHESTRA
MON, MAY 3
SAT, MAY 22
MON, MAY 24
BURNT SUGAR THE ARKESTRA CHAMBER
FRI, MAY 28
SAT, MAY 29
MON, MAY 31 ROBBY AMEEN FT. WAYNE KRANTZ, CONRAD HERWIG, RICHIE FLORES, BRIAN LYNCH, LINCOLN GOINES, & JOHN BEASLEY ®
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For Bookings: Call 203-820-8819 •THU. MAY 6TH BROOKLYN SWINGS SERIES Antoinette Montague Quartet at The Brooklyn Public Library, Dweck Performing Arts Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY, 7-8 pm •SAT. MAY 8TH CAFÉ EIKO presents Swing Into Spring with Antoinette Montague celebrating the radio release of her new CD! 11 Whitney St., Hartford, CT • 8 pm, doors open 7 pm • $35 stage side table seating, $20 general admission • To reserve, call 860-232-5677 (leave a call back #) or email japanalia@ msn.com •SAT. MAY 29TH TRUMPETS JAZZ CLUB, Montclair, NJ • 8, 9:30 pm, Performing with Mike Longo’s New York State of the Arts Orchestra • For reservations: call 973-744-2600 •FRI. JUNE 18TH Performing w/Jimmy Heath and the Queens Jazz Orchestra, Flushing Town Hall at the George Weins Care Fusion Festival For reservations, call 718-463-7700, Ext. 222
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JIM CARUSO’S CAST PARTY
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ENRICO RAVA QUINTET FRIDAYS - 5:15-7pm: BIRDLAND BIG BAND directed by TOMMY IGOE Sundays - May 9 & 30 @ 6pm: Birdland Jazz Party with Vocalist Monday - May 10 @ 7pm:
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TERENCE BLANCHARD QUINTET MEREDITH PATTERSON Monday - May 17 @ 7pm: NATALIE DOUGLAS
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THE NATIONAL JAZZ MUSEUM IN HARLEM PRESENTS
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A SPECIAL SERIES HONORING HARLEM HEROES
5/6: Wayne Escoffery
5/20: Dave Samuels
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May 7: Steven Schoenberg June 11: Craig Harris Quartet June 18: Loren Stillman/Russ Lossing Duo TICKETS: www.rmanyc.org/harleminthehimalayas
saturday panels 5/15: NEW ORLEANS:
12 PM – 4 PM
Live music plus film and discussion about the Crescent City
J az z fo r Cu ri o u s L i st e ne rs Free classes celebrating Harlem and its legacy
Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
The NJMH Visitors Center, 104 E. 126th Street, #2C (1/26/10 class at The New School, 66 W. 13th Street, 5th floor)
Attend any individual class.
Tuning in to Tremé Curated by Larry Blumenfeld (Wall Street Journal)
5/4: Big Chiefs and Second Lines 5/11: Hymns, Dirges and Misdemeanors 5/18: A Rhythm-and-Blues Intervention 5/25: Deeper Than the Water
NJMH Visitors Center, 104 E. 126th St. #2C
Jazz for Curious Readers May 3: Randy Sandke Author, Where the Light and the Dark Folks Meet
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Jazz at the Dwyer 5/21, 7-11pm: Take The A Train: A Big Band Swing Dance featuring NJMH All Star Big Band, at the Dwyer Cultural Center 258 St. Nicholas Avenue at W. 123rd Street 212 222-3060 | info@DwyerCC.org | $20 the
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May 20, 2010 HOSTED BY: Chevy Chase, Danny Glover, Michael Imperioli & David Johansen PERFORMANCES INCLUDE: Legendary jazz vocalist Little Jimmy Scott Soul songstress Roberta Flack Tribute to Billie Holiday with Madeleine Peyroux Vintage big band Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks A moment for Haiti with Manno Charlemagne Bebop all-stars Jimmy Heath, Frank Wess, Bob Cranshaw, Barry Harris & Terence Conley Howlin’ Wolf’s right-hand man Hubert Sumlin Mississippi Delta juke joint blues master R. L. Boyce The Prince of New Orleans, Davell Crawford Harlem Blues Queen Sweet Georgia Brown 100-year-old Max “The Saxman” Lucas and 95-year-old Fred Staton and many more surprises...over 50 legends and rare gems. For tickets and information call: 212-245-3999 Ext. 13 www.jazzfoundation.org
ARTS CENTER The Lost Jazz Shrines series is dedicated to bringing legendary NYC jazz clubs back into the consciousness of the world with a thorough remembrance and celebration.
y Aliâ€™s Alle Azar Lawrence Sextet Friday, May 7, 2010
Studio Rivbea Sam Rivers & his Band featuring
Friday, May 14, 2010
Jazz Cultural Theatre Barry Harris & his Band
Friday, May 21, 2010
7:00 Lecture Discussion - FREE 8:30 Concert - $25, $15 students/seniors Please See Our Breezeway Exhibit - Opening April 26 - FREE Lost Jazz Shrines is sponsored, in part, by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, Carnegie Corporation of New York, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and support from other foundations, corporations and individuals.
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WINNING SPINS By George Kanzler HE TENOR SAXOPHONE CONTINUES to be one of the dominant voices in jazz. In this Winning Spins, we look at a pair of postColtrane tenors, one who emerged in the 1990s, the other coming to the fore in this first decade of the 21st Century. Yet it is the younger one, Brandon Wright, who adheres more to the traditions of hard-bop than the elder, Marc Mommaas, whose approach is more adventurous, even ethereal. Format follows function and conception here too, with Wright fronting a traditional quintet/quartet and Mommaas opting for a loose trio/quartet group joined by guitar(s) and drum kit. Moreover, on both CDs, the creative contributions of the percussionists involved are crucial to their artistic success. On Landmarc (Sunnyside), Marc Mommaas uses the same instrumentation as the longestablished trio of Paul Motian, Joe Lovano and Bill Frisell without aping that drums-tenor-guitar grouping's signature sound. In particularly illuminating comments accompanying the CD, Mommaas states: "The concept is about independence of time, with the sole purpose of widening the gates towards a deeper form of interaction and storyline development. It is the artist's mission to develop and protect [the concept of] freedom and to express the contrasts of life." Four of the tracks on the CD feature the basic trio: Mommaas' tenor sax, Tony Moreno's drums, and Nate Bradley's electric guitar. Three tracks add guitarist Vic Juris, while Rez Abassiâ€™s guitar or electric sitar join in on two others. Moreno, often employing brushes, is as much a probing yet elusive shadow rather than a mere time or rhythm keeper. Without a bassist, the whole concept of rhythm becomes freer and more spontaneous. As Mommaas says, interaction and storyline are at the fore, the musicians achieving a sensitive dynamic rapport led by Mommaas' emphasis on intimacy, his notes and phrases subtle breaths as much as tones, the volume turned down, fluctuating between low and whisper. Most of the pieces (all Mommaas originals) are episodic in structure, with second strains, (quiet) shout choruses and other compositional devices breaking up the solo orders. The more complex ones recall Lennie Tristano's elaborations of standards and bebop, though they are much less rhythmically regimented. Mommaas' serpentine, legato solos conjure up memories of Warne Marsh. While the trio tracks are very fine, the quartet numbers, employing contrasting guitars - Juris' harp-like on "Folksong"; Abassi's sitar pealing pedal points on the constantly morphing "Cassavetes Caravan" - take
the music to the highest levels of engaging creativity. This is one album where repeated hearings yield new facets every time. Brandon Wright's new Boiling Point (PosiTone) bears an apt title for a debut album that roils and roars in the post-bop/hard-bop mode. Wright boasts a brawny, coruscating tenor tone, a commendable sense of dramatic climax in his solos, and an even more admirable avoidance of clichĂŠs. He's surrounded himself with assertive sidemen: the crackling trumpet of Alex Sipiagin (on four of the eight tracks), emphatic pianist Dave Kikoski, deep-groove bassist Hans Glawischnig, and always-inventive drummer Matt Wilson, who can find new wrinkles in even the most familiar hard-bop grooves. Wright's originals (five of the eight tunes) are more than serviceable, borrowing strategies (like forms beyond blues and AABA) from the books of Benny Golson and Wayne Shorter, and the three "standards" are diverse. "Here's That Rainy Day" is mostly a piano-sax duet with a gorgeous tenor coda; "You're My Everything" continued on page 37
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CLUBS & HALLS UPPER MANHATTAN (Above 70th Street)
SUPPORT THE JAZZ MUSEUM IN HARLEM www.jazzmuseuminharlem.org AARON DAVIS HALL: At City College. 138 Convent Ave at W133rd St. 212-650-6900. Free adm. AMERICAN LEGION POST: 248 W132nd St (bet 7th & 8th Avs). 212-283-9701. Ev Wed, Thurs & Sun 6pm-12am: Jam. APOLLO THEATER: 253W 125th St. 212-5315300. www.jazzfoundation.org. May 20: 8pm Jazz Foundation of America Great Night in Harlem annual fundraising concert $55/105/ 260/520/1500 212-245-3999x10 feat Roberta Flack, Little Jimmy Scott, Jimmy Heath, Frank Wess, Madeleine Peyroux, Vince Giordano & Nighthawks, Manno Charlemagne, Davell Crawford, Sweet Georgia Brown & Blues Crusaders. BELLA LUNA: 584 Columbus Av (bet 88th & 89th Sts). www.bellalunanyc.com. 212-8772267. Free adm. Ev Tues: 8-10:30pm Jack Wilkins & guests. May 4: Paul Bollenback; 11: Gene Bertoncini; 18: Bucky Pizzarelli; 25: Joe Giglio. BILLIE'S BLACK RESTAURANT & LOUNGE: 271W 119th St (bet St. Nicholas Av & Frederick Douglass Blvd). 212-2802248. www.billiesblack.com. BILL'S PLACE: 148W 133rd St (bet Lenox & 7th Avs). www.billsaxton.com/billsplace.html. 212-281-0777. $15 don. Ev Fri: 10pm&12am Bill Saxton Qrt. BRASSERIE JULIEN: 1422 3rd Av (bet 80th & 81st Sts). www.brasseriejulien.com. 212744-6327. Free adm. No min. Ev Thurs 6:3010:30pm, Fri&Sat 7pm-12am: Sedric Choukroun & friends. CAFÉ CARLYLE: At Carlyle Hotel. 35E 76th St at Madison. www.thecarlyle.com. 212-5707189. Sets: Mon-Thurs: 8:45pm, Fri&Sat 8:45&10:45pm. Ev Mon&May 1: $110 adm 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. Sets 7:30pm. Free adm. CLEOPATRA’S NEEDLE: 2485 Bway (bet 92nd & 93rd Sts). www.cleopatrasneedleny. com. 212-769-6969. Sets: Mon,Tues&Sun 8pm-1am, Wed&Thurs 7-11pm, Fri&Sat 8pm12am. Free adm/$10 min. Ev Mon: Jam w/Roger Lent; ev Tues: Jam w/Robert Rucker; ev Wed: Singers open mic w/Les Kurtz Trio; ev Wed 11pm-3am, Thurs 11:30pm-2:30am, Fri&Sat 12:30-3am: Jam; ev Sun: 4-8pm Singers open mic + 8pm-1am Jam w/Toru Dodo. Ev Thurs Trios, ev Fri&Sat Qrt. May 1: Bruce Harris; 6: Rudi Mwongozi; 7: Masami Ishikawa; 8: Donald Mulloy; 13: Roseanna Vitro & friends; 14: Richard Clement; 15: Don Slatoff; 20: Michika Fukumori; 21: Paolo Sapia; 22: Alan Rosenthal; 27: Jon Weiss; 28: Yaacov
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# MAY 4TH - MAY 9TH #
BILL FRISELL TRIO
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# MAY 18TH - MAY 23RD #
BILLY HART QUARTET
# MAY 25TH - MAY 30TH #
CHRISTIAN McBRIDE QUINTET
MONDAY NIGHTS THE VANGUARD JAZZ ORCHESTRA
178 7TH AVE. SOUTH AT 11TH ST. 212-255-4037
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JAZZ VESPERS IN MAY 2010 SUNDAYS AT 5:00 P.M. — FREE — ALL ARE WELCOME! 2 The Oulipians featuring Chanda Rule 9 Bruce Harris Quartet 16 Lena Bloch, saxophone; Boris Netsvetaev, piano; Ike Sturm, bass; George Schuller, drums 23 Saint Peter's “3plus3” (Trio & Voices) featuring dancer Anna Pillot MIDTOWN JAZZ AT MIDDAY
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WEDNESDAYS AT 1:00 THURSDAYS AT 12:30 P.M. SUGGESTED DONATION: $7 FREE! SPONSORED BY MIDTOWN ARTS COMMON
Mayman; 29: Evan Schwamm. COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY: Low Library. 1214 Amsterdam Av. www.cs.columbia.edu. 212939-7000. CONVENT AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH: 420W 145th St at Covent Av. 212-234-6767. www.conventchurch.org. May 4: 7:30pm free adm Enrico Rava Qnt. COVO LOUNGE: 701W 135th St at 12th Av. 212-234-9573. www.covony.com. Free adm. Ev Thurs: 8pm-12am Brent Canter Trio. CREOLE: 2167 3rd Av at E118th St. 212-8768838. www.creolenyc.com. Sets: Tues&Wed 9pm, weekends 8&10pm. Ev Sun 1-5pm: Jazz Brunch. Ev Wed: Gordon Edwards & Stuff. DWYER CULTURAL CENTER: 258 St. Nicholas Av at W123rd St. www.dwyercc.org. 212222-3060. www.jazzmuseuminharlem.org. May 21: 7-11pm $20 adm Take the A Train. FB LOUNGE: 172E 106th St (bet Lexington & 3rd Av). www.fondaboricua.com. 212-3483929. Sets: 7:30&9:30pm. Adm varies. Ev Wed: Bobby Sanabria. GOSPEL UPTOWN: 2110 7th Av at 125th St. www.gospeluptown.com. 212-280-2110. HARLEM STAGE: At Aaron Davis Hall. 150 Convent Av at W135th St. 212-281-9240. www.harlemstage.org. May 1: Cynthia Scott. HAVANA CENTRAL: At the West End. 2911 Bway (bet 113th & 114th Sts). 212 662-9107. www.havanacentral.com. HENRY’S: 2745 Bway at 105th St. 212-8660600. Free adm. Ev Sat: 12-3pm Jazz Brunch w/Bill Wurtzel Duo. LENOX LOUNGE: 288 Lenox Av (bet 124th & 125th Sts). 212-427-0253. www.lenoxlounge.com. Sets: Mon 9:30pm-2:30am, Tues-Thurs 8pm12am, Fri&Sat 8:30,10&11:30pm, Sun 711pm. Adm: Fri&Sat $20/$16 min/set, SunTues $10/$16 min, Wed&Thurs $3/$16 min. Ev Mon: Sugar Hill Gp 05/3,10&17, Eric Wyatt 05/24&31; ev Tues: Joey Morant; ev Wed: Nate Lucas Organ Trio; ev Thurs: Emily Davis 05/6&13, Cecil Morgan 05/20&27; ev Sun: Open-Mic w/La Fayette Harris. May 1: Marion Cowlings; 7&8: Houston Person; 14: Vinnie Knight & Jazz Riders; 15: Robert Silverman Trio; 21&22: TK Blue; 28: Cynthia Holiday Qrt feat Julius Tolentino; 29: Sarina Bridget-Bach Qnt. LIME LEAF: 128W 72nd St (bet Columbus & Amsterdam Avs). 212-501-7800. Mon-Thurs: 7-10pm. Ev Mon: Ellas Fella Band; ev Tues: Elaine Romanelli w/Josh Fox & friends; ev Wed: Julie Milgram Trio; ev Thurs: Tiffany Chang Trio. LONDEL’S SUPPER CLUB: 2620 Frederick Douglas Blvd (bet 139th & 140th Sts). 212234-6114. www.londelsrestaurant.com. Ev Fri&Sat: 8-11pm $5 adm Brandon Sanders Qrt. MALCOLM SHABAZZ CULTURAL CENTER: 119 Lenox Av at 116th St. 212-6624341. MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC: Bway & 122nd St. 212-749-2802. www.msmnyc.edu. Free adm. MANNA HOUSE: 338E 106th St (bet 1st & 2nd Avs). www.mannahousejazz.org. 212-7228223. May 2: Bertha Hope & Off-Spring. MILBANK CHAPEL: At Teachers College, Columbia University. 525 W 120th St at Bway. 212-678-3283. www.tc.edu. Ev Tues 78:30pm Spring Jazz series feat Members of Teachers College Community w/spec guests. MILLER THEATRE: At Columbia University. 116th St & Bway. www.millertheater.com. 212-8547799. MO-BAY: 17W 125th St. 212-876-9300.
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Piermont, N.Y. An intimate setting ideal for Jazz Just 25 minutes from NYC, NJ, Westchester, CT, Orange in Rockland
MONDAY JAZZ OPEN JAM SESSION Every Monday except May 31 8:00pm - 11:00pm with
The Bob Meyer Trio All instrumentalists, vocalists welcome
Hosted by John Richmond Sunday May 23 7:30pm - 10:30pm
PAMELA LUSS/ HOUSTON PERSON
John DiMartino, Jon Burr, Alvin Atkinson Closed May 9 and May 31 2 sets-one music charge-no minimum 468 Piermont Ave. Piermont, N.Y. 10968 Info/reservations: (845) 359-1089 www.turningpointcafe.com www.johnrichmondjazz.com
Sunnyside Records presents Oscar
Oscar Feldman Blue Note
131 W. 3rd. St., NYC 212-475-8592
Sun. May 23 Two sets: 12:30pm & 2:30pm “Sharing solo turns with tenorist Mark Turner, Feldman shows that he knows and loves to swing” – Down Beat "Oscar e Familia is a heartfelt and truly masterful composition. Whether you are a Jazz Fan, Latin Music Fan, or just have ears, Oscar e Familia is an experience." - Jason Strain, Allegro Music This CD was chosen as New and Notable ON ITUNES www.myspace.com/oscarfeldman
Mike Longo & The New York State of the Art Jazz Ensemble May 4 at
The John Birks Gillespie Auditorium The NYC Baha'i Center 53 E. 11th Street (between University Pl. & B’way) 212-222-5159
with vocalist Ira Hawkins May 29 at
Trumpets 6 Depot Square, Montclair, NJ 973-744-2600
with vocalist Antoinette Montague
Jazz & Supper Club-Lounge Live Jazz Every Night No Music Charge Sun. - Thurs. Saturday May 1
ONE FOR ALL Eric Alexander (tenor saxophone) • Jim Rotondi (trumpet) • Steve Davis (trombone) • David Hazeltine (piano) • John Webber (bass) • Joe Farnsworth (drums) Friday & Saturday May 7 & 8
CURTIS FULLER SEXTET Curtis Fuller • Javon Jackson • Jim Rotondi • Mike LeDonne • Nat Reeves • Joe Farnsworth Friday & Saturday May 14 & 15
JIMMY COBB & COBB'S MOB Peter Bernstein • Richard Wyands • John Webber • Jimmy Cobb Friday & Saturday May 21 & 22
JEREMY PELT QUINTET Friday & Saturday May 28 & 29
ORRIN EVANS QUARTET featuring
WEEKEND JAZZ BRUNCH KITCHEN NOW OPEN FOR DINNER For Show & Dinner Reservations go to www.smokejazz.com Fri. & Sat. Set Times 8pm, 10pm & 11:30pm Sun. - Thurs. Set Times 7pm, 9pm & 10:30pm, No Music Charge 2751 Broadway, NYC 10025 www.smokejazz.com Reservations: 212-864-6662 (Mon.-Sun., 5pm-8pm)
www.mobayrestaurant.com. NATIONAL JAZZ MUSEUM IN HARLEM VISITOR’S CENTER: 104E 126th St #2C. (bet Park & Lexington Avs). 212-348-8300. www.jazzmuseuminharlem.org. Free adm. Ev Tues 7-8:30pm: Jazz for Curious Listeners series, in May Tremé: New Orleans 2010 by Larry Blumenfeld. May 3: 78:30pm Jazz for Curious Readers series w/Randy Sandke. Harlem Speaks series 6:30-8:30pm w/May 6: Wayne Escoffery; 20: Dave Samuels. May 15: 12-4pm Saturday Panels series New Orleans. NEW AMSTERDAM MUSICAL ASSOCIATION: 107W 130th St (bet Lenox & Adam Clayton Powel Blvds). http://www.myspace. com/newamsterdammusicalassociation. 212-234-2973. $5/15 adm. Ev Mon: 7:30-11pm Jam; ev 2nd & 4th Fri: from 8pm Young Blood Jam. NEW LEAF CAFE: 1 Margaret Corbin Dr. Fort Tr y o n P a r k . w w w. n y r p . o r g . 212-5685323. Ev Fri: 7:30-10:30pm. 92ND STREET Y: 92nd St at Lexington Av. 212-415-5500. www.92y.org. May 1: 8pm $70/50/25 adm Billy Taylor Trio. NINO'S: 1354 1st Av (bet 72nd & 73rd Sts). 212988-0002. Ev Tues: 7:30-11pm Lee Glantz Solo. NINO'S 208: 208E 58th St (bet 2nd $ 3rd Avs). 212-750-7766. Ev Wed-Sat: 6-10pm Lee Glantz Solo. ONE 83 RESTAURANT: 1608 1st Av (bet 83rd & 84th Sts). www.one83restaurant.com. 212327-4700. Sets: 7:30-10:30pm. Ev Tues: Richard Lee Wendel & friends. PARLOR ENTERTAINMENT: 555 Edgecombe Av at 160th St. #3F. 212-781-6595. www.parlorentertainment.com. Ev Sun: 4pm free adm w/Marjorie Eliot, Bob Cunningham, Sedric Choukroun & spec guests. PERKS JAZZ CLUB: 553 Manhattan Av at 123rd St. 212-666-8500. Ev Thurs: 9pm-1am Jason Campbell Trio. SHRINE: 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd (bet 133rd & 134th Sts). 212-690-7807. www.shrinenyc.com. Free adm. Sets: 1st 6pm, 2nd 7pm unless otherwise noted. Ev Sun: 4pm Jam w/Lu Reid. May 1: 6:30pm Mauricio Zottarelli Qrt; 3: Marc Devine; 8pm Eric Plaks Band; 4: Alex Minasian Qrt, 8pm Nathan Hook; 6: Joel Forrester Trio, Tim Ferguson; 7: Adam Kromelow Trio, Donald Malloy & Sight; 8: 7pm Emily Wolf; 10: 8pm Jon Crowley, 10pm Nat Janoff Gp; 12: Amanda Sedgwick; 14: Alphabet Soup, Carolyn Leonhart; 16: 8pm Chris Stone; 17: Sara Holtzschue; 18: Nick Myers, Larry Corban; 19: Michael Varekam, Douglas Bradford; 20: 7pm Tim Sheehan Gp; 23: 8pm Jacque & Marie Paris Swing Band; 25: Eric Greenberg; 26: 7pm Matt Panayides; 27: Asako Takasaki; 29: Bruce Harris Qnt, André Matos Gp. SHOWMAN’S: 375W 125th St at Morningside. www.myspace.com/showmansjazz. 212-8648941. May 1: 9:30pm-2:30am Akiko Tsuruga Qrt. SMOKE: 2751 Bway (bet 105th & 106th Sts). 212-864-6662. www.smokejazz.com. Sets: Sun-Thurs 7,9&10:30pm + Late (L) 11:30pm, Fri&Sat 8,10&11:30pm. Adm/Min: vary. Ev Mon except 05/3: John Farnsworth w/spec guest + Jam; ev Tues: Mike LeDonne Trio, L except 05/18 Brandon Wright Qrt; ev Wed: except 05/12 Soul Station, L Ken Fowser Qnt; ev Thurs: Smoke Big Band by Bill Mobley, L Jason Teborek Qrt; ev Sun 123pm: Jazz Brunch w/Renaud Penant Gp; ev Sun: Chris Washburne Syotos Band. May 1: One For All; 3: Gregory Porter; 7&8: Curtis Fuller Sxt; 12: Brandon Wright Qnt; 14&15: Jimmy Cobb & Cobb Mob; 18: L Andrew
Fisher Qrt; 21&22: Jeremy Pelt Qnt; 28&29: Orrin Evans feat Bobby Watson. ST NICK’S PUB: 149th St at St. Nicholas Av. 212-283-9728. Sets: 10pm-2am. Free adm. Ev Mon: Various Artists; ev Tues: Melvin Vines Qrt; ev Wed: Greg Bandy Group; ev Thurs: Various Artists; ev Fri: Donald Smith Ens; ev Sat: African night feat Mback; ev Sun: T.C. The 3rd Singers workshop. SUGAR BAR: 254W 72nd St (bet Bway & W End Av). 212-579-0222. www.sugarbarnyc.com. May 8: Taeko Fukao. SYMPHONY SPACE: 2537 Bway at 95th St. 212-864-5400. www.symphonyspace.org. TRIAD THEATER: 158W 72nd St (bet Bway & Columbus). www.triadnyc.com. 212-3622590. Adm varies + 2 drink/min. Ev Wed: 89:30pm Stevie Holland in Love, Linda. May 16: 7pm $15 adm Rosena M. Hill & Jason Jackson Sass&Brass. UPTOWN JAZZ LOUNGE: At Minton’s Playhouse. 208W 118th St (St Nicholas Av & Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd). 212-8648346. www.mintonsuptown.com. 2 Drink min. $10 adm Sat. ev Wed: 9pm Patience Higgins Sugar Hill Qrt; ev Sat: 10pm Antonio Ciacca Harlem Jazz Collective; ev last Sun: 7:30&9pm + 10:30pm jam $10/20 adm Paul Winston Trio.
OPEN JAM SESSION Every Monday Night 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
LIVE JAZZ EVERY Wednesday-Saturday 1st set: 8:00 PM - 9:15 PM 2nd set: 10:00 PM - 11:15 PM No cover Wed. & Thurs. $25.00 cover Fri. & Sat. 66 Park Avenue @ 38th St. NYC 212 - 885 - 7119 Reservations Advised email: jazz@Kitano.com www.Kitano.com Saturday May 1
MARVIN STAMM QUARTET w/ Bill Mays, Rufus Reid, Ed Soph $25 cover + $15 minimum Wednesday May 5
DMITRY BAEVSKY QUARTET w/ Jeb Patton, David Wong, Joe Strasser Thursday May 6
MARC MOMMAAS/NIKOLAJ HESS DUO Friday & Saturday May 7 & 8
TOM HARRELL/DON FRIEDMAN DUO (Between 35th & 69th Street) AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM: 2 Lincoln Sq on Columbus Av (bet 65th & 66th Sts). 212-595-9533. www.folkartmuseum.org. Free adm. Ev Wed: 12-2pm Bill Wurtzel Duo. AVERY FISHER HALL: Lincoln Center Plaza (corner of Columbus Av & 65th St). 212-8755030. May 10: 7:30pm JALC Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band competition. BARNES AND NOBLE: 1972 Bway at 66th St. 212-595-6859. 3rd Fl. Mon&Wed: 6pm unless otherwise noted. Free adm. May 5: Joyce Breach; 10: Beat Kaestli; 12: D.C. Anderson; 19: Lucis Arnaz; 26: Hector Coris. B.B. KING: 237W 42nd St. 212-997-4144. www.bbkingblues.com. May 9: 8pm Nancy Wilson. B SMITH'S: 320W 46th St (bet 8th & 9th Avs). 212-315-1100. www.bsmith.com. Free adm. Ev Fri&Sat 8:30-11:30pm & Sun Brunch 12:30-2pm: Albert Rivera Organ Trio. BIRDLAND: 315W 44th St (bet 8th & 9th Avs). 212-581-3080. www.birdlandjazz.com. Kitchen open until 1am. Sets: 8:30&11pm, except Mon 7pm & Sun 9pm. Adm varies/$10 min. Ev Mon: 7pm 1st set + 9:30pm Jim Caruso Cast Party; ev Wed: 5:30-7:15pm David Ostwald Louis Armstrong Centennial Band; ev Fri: 5:15-7pm Birdland Big Band by Tommy Igoe; ev Sun: Chico O’Farrill AfroCuban Jazz Orch. May 1: Steve Kuhn Trio; 4: Pedro Giraudo Orch; 5-8: Enrico Rava Qnt; 9: 6pm Jazz Party w/Hilary Kole; 11-15: Terence Blanchard Qnt; 17: 7pm Natalie Douglas; 18-22: Karrin Allyson Qrt; 20: 6pm Michael Varekamp; 25-29: Hank Jones & Joe Lovano Qrt; 30: 6pm Jazz Party w/Hilary Kole. BRASSERIE RUHLMANN: 45 Rockefeller Plaza (50th St between 5th & 6th avs). www.brasserieruhlmann.com. 212-974-2020. Ev Thurs: 6:30&8:30pm. BRYANT PARK: 6th Av (bet 41st & 42nd Sts). www.bryantpark.org/calendar. 212-768-4242. Ev Mon-Fri: 12:30-2:30pm w/May 17-21: Terry Waldo; 24-28: Deanna Witkowski; 31-Jun 4: Luiz Simas. BUTLER’S: 948 1st Av at 52nd St. 212-8131280. www.butlersnyc.com. Free adm. No min. Mon&Tues 6-9pm, Wed-Sun 8-11pm: Annie Lebeaux.
$25 cover + $15 minimum Wednesday May 12
PAULINE JEAN QUARTET w/ Miki Hayama, Corcoran Holt, Shirazette Tinnin Thursday May 13
BILL GERHARDT & COTANGENT w/ Marc Mommaas, Mike Holstein, Tim Horner, Special Guest - Ron Horton Friday & Saturday May 14 & 15
RONNY WHYTE TRIO w/ Boots Maleson, David Silliman $25 cover + $15 minimum Wednesday May 19
SUZI STERN QUARTET w/ Bob Rodriguez, Steve Varner, Tom Sayek Thursday May 20
CHIHARU SAI SOLO/ SAEKA MATSUYAMA DUO Classical Performance 8 PM Show: Chiharu Sai - Piano Solo Plays: Chopin, Mozart, Debussy & more 10 PM Show: Saeka Matsuyama - Violin, Hiromi Fukuda - Piano Plays: Kreisler, Dvorak, Saint-Saens & Sarasate Friday & Saturday May 21 & 22
DICK HYMAN/KEN PEPLOWSKI DUO $25 cover + $15 minimum Wednesday May 26
MERCEDES HALL QUARTET w/ Glafkos Kontemeniotis, Gaku Takanashi, George Mel Thursday May 27
ROMAIN COLLIN TRIO w/ Romain Collin, Luques Curtis, Obed Calvaire Friday & Saturday May 28 & 29
CLAUDIO RODITI QUARTET Birthday Celebration/CD Release Event “Simpatico” w/ John Lee, TBA - Piano, TBA - Drums $25 cover + $15 minimum
Louis Armstrong National Historic Landmark Guided House Tours Tuesâ€“Fri, 10â€“4; Satâ€“Sun, Noonâ€“4 Closed Mondays
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May 16th Two sets: 6:00pm - 7:00pm 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Shanghai Jazz 24 Main St., Madison, NJ 07940-1818 973-822-2899 www.shanghaijazz.com 16
CARNEGIE CLUB: At City Spire Centre. 156W 56th St. www.thecarnegieclub.net. 212-9579676. Ev Fri: Michael Bellar Band; ev Sat: Sinatra tribute feat Steve Maglio & Stan Rubin 11 Piece Orch. CARNEGIE HALL: 57th St & 7th Av. 212-247-7800. www.carnegiehall.org. May 6: 8pm Danny Rivera/Michel Camilo Duo w/spec guest Marco Antonio MuĂąiz. CHARLEY O'S SHUBERT ALLEY: 1611 Bway at 49th St. 212-246-1960. Free adm/$25 min. Ev Mon: 8:30pm Stan Rubin Allstar Band. CHEZ JOSEPHINE: 414W 42nd St (bet 9th & Dyer Avs). www.chezjosephine.com. 212594-1925. Ev Sat: 8pm-12am Sarah Mc Lawler Duo. CHURRASCARIA PLATAFORMA: 316W 49th St (bet 8th & 9th Avs). 212-245-0505. www.churrascariaplataforma.com. Ev Fri& Sat: Portinho Gp feat Klaus Mueller. DESTINO: 891 1st Av at 50th St. 212-751-0700. www.destinony.com. Sets: 7:30-10:30pm. Ev Mon-Thurs: Jesse Elder Duos. Mon w/Louis Vanaria, Tues w/Tony Middleton, Wed w/Sarah Charles, Thurs w/Tony Middleton. DIZZYâ€™S CLUB COCA COLA: At Jazz @ Lincoln Center, Frederick P. Rose Hall. Bway at 60th St. 5th Fl. 212-258-9595. www.jalc.org. Sets: 7:30&9:30pm, After Hours (AH) 11pm; Fri&Sat, 7:30,9:30&11:30 pm, AH 12:30am. Adm: $30/35, $20 Mon, $35 Sat, $10 AH. $10 min table, $5 bar. May 1&2: Duduka Da Fonseca & Helio Alves Gp w/Maucha Adnet, Claudio Roditi, Toninho Horta & Marc Johnson; 3: Upstarts! feat Temple University Jazz Band w/Houston Person & Terell Stafford; 4: Nikki Yanofsky; 5-9: Juilliard Jazz Orch w/spec guests Kenny Barron & Lew Tabackin; 10: Tia Fuller Qnt & friends; 11-16 (05/12 2nd set 10pm): Nnenna Freelon Qrt; 17: Closed; 18: Robin McKelle & Company; 19-23: Ted Nash Qnt w/spec guests Brian Lynch 05/19, Eddie Henderson 05/20, Ryan Kisor 05/21, Mike Rodriguez 05/22, Marcus Printup 05/23; 2426 (05/25 2nd set 10pm): DIVA Jazz Orch cond by Johnny Mandel w/Sherrie Maricle & spec guests; 27-30: Phil Woods Qnt w/Brian Lynch; 31: Rodriguez Brothers. AH w/May 48: Essentially Ellington Alumni All-Stars; 1115: Grassella Oliphant Sxt; 18-22: Dezron Douglas Qrt; 25-29: Bill Goodwin Qrt. FEINSTEINâ€™S: At Regency Hotel. 540 Park Av. at 61st St. www.feinsteinsattheregency.com. 212-339-4095. Shows: Tues-Thurs 8:30pm, Fri&Sat 8&10:30pm. May 2&23: 8:30pm Bob Dorough. HAWAIIAN TROPIC ZONE: 729 7th Av (entrance on 49th St). 212-626-7312. www.hawaiiantropiczone.com/nyc. Ev Thurs 8:30-11:30pm, Fri&Sat 9pm-12am. May 1&15: Adam Kromwell; 6&27: Nick Hampton Band; 7: Gilad Hekselman; 8&14: Marc Devine; 13: Alex Terrier; 15: Adam Kromwell; 20: Dick Meldonian; 21&28: Bruce Harris; 22&29: Luc Decker. IGUANA RESTAURANT: 240W 54th St at Bway. 212-399-9457. May 10: 8pm free adm Vandoren Jam feat Mark Gross Qrt w/spec guest. IRIDIUM: 1650 Bway at 51st St. 212-582-2121. www.iridiumjazzclub.com. Sets: 8&10pm, Midnight series 12am. Adm varies/$5 min. Student 1/2 price adm 2nd set Tues-Thurs& Sun. Ev Mon: Les Paul guitar tribute w/Les Paul Trio & spec guests Jorma Kaukonen 05/3, David â€œFuzeâ€? Fiuczyniski 05/10, Larry Coryell 05/17, Jimmy Bruno 05/24. May 1&2: Oz Noy, Dave Weckl & Will Lee; 4: Bobs; 5-9: Kenny Garrett Band; 11: Mad About Thad; 12: Joan Stiles Band feat Steve Wilson &
Joel Frahm; 13-16: Stanley Jordan; 18: Lina Koutrakos & Low Country; 19&20: Matt Wilson Band; 21&22: tba; 25: Terese Genecco Little Big Band w/spec guest Steve Rossi; 26: Jean-Michel Pilc Trio; 27-30: Miles Davis by Tom Harrell, Randy Brecker, Jeremy Pelt & Dave Leibman. Midnight w/May 1: Michael-Louis Smith Qnt; 7: Faiz Lamouri Qnt; 8: Aimee Allen Trio; 14: Sam Harris Gp; 15: Katlyn Swanson & Return; 21: Cracked Latin; 22: Adam Ramsay-C.J. Glass Qnt; 28: Yvonnick Prene Qrt; 29: Michael O'Brien Greater Than 5. JAZZ @ LINCOLN CENTER: Frederick P. Rose Hall, 5th Fl. Bway at 60th St. 212-2589800. www.jalc.org. Allen Room (AR), Rose Theater (RT). May 1: RT 8pm Yellowjackets feat Mike Stern + Edmar Castaneda; 14&15: RT 8pm Bill Charlap w/JALCO, AR 7:30& 9:30pm Kurt Elling & Richard Galliano; 28&29: RT 8pm Mario Adnet all-star Band. JUILLIARD SCHOOL: 60 Lincoln Center Plaza. 212-799-5000. www.juilliard.edu. KITANO HOTEL: 66 Park Av at 38th St. 212885-7119. www.kitano.com. Sets: Wed-Sat, 8&10pm. Free adm/$15 min/set, except Fri &Sat, $25 cover+min. Ev Mon: 8:30-11:15pm Jam w/Iris Ornig. May 1: Marvin Stamm Qrt; 5: Dmitry Baevsky Qrt; 6: Marc Mommaas/ Nikolaj Hess Duo; 7&8: Tom Harrell/Don Friedman Duo; 12: Pauline Jean Qrt; 13: Bill Gerhardt & Cotangent w/spec guest Ron Horton; 14&15: Ronny Whyte Trio; 19: Suzi Stern Qrt; 21&22: Dick Hyman/Ken Peplowski Duo; 26: Mercedes Hall Qrt; 27: Romain Collin Trio; 28&29: Claudio Roditi Qrt. LANGAN’S: 150W 47th St (bet 6th & 7th Avs). 212-869-5482. Ev Sun: 12-3pm. LOCAL 802: Associated Musicians of Greater New York Club Room. 322 W 48th St (bet 8th & 9th Sts). www.local802afm.org. Ev Mon: 710pm Jazz Foundation of America Jam. MERKIN CONCERT HALL: Kaufman Center. 129W 67th St (bet Bway & Amsterdam). 212501-3330. www.kaufman-center.org. MILES’ CAFE: 212E 52nd St (bet 2nd & 3rd Avs). 212-371-7657. www.milescafe.com/ny. Ev Sat: 3-6pm Singers Jam Session w/Jacquelyn Messina Trio. MOCO LOUNGE: 516A 3rd Av (bet 34th & 35th Sts). 212-685-3663. Sets: 8:30pm. Ev Mon&Wed: Bossa Nova; ev Thurs: Jazz. NB LOUNGE: At Lombardy Hotel. 111E 56th St (bet Park & Lexington Avs). 212-753-8600. www.lombardyhotel.com. Free adm. Sets: 7:30-11pm. Ev Mon&Thurs: Mamiko Taira Duos w/Tadataka Unno 05/3,17&24, Toru Dodo 05/6,20&27, Akiko Tsuruga 05/10&13. OAK ROOM: At the Algonquin Hotel. 59W 44th St (bet 5th & 6th Avs). 212-840-6800. www.thealgonquin.net. Ev Sun: 1pm Jazz Brunch w/Barbara Carroll & Jay Leonart. O’NEALS’ RED BAR: 49W 64th St-50W 65th St across from Lincoln Center. www.onealsny.com. 212-787-4663. Free adm/1 drink min. Ev Fri: 8:30-11pm. OPIA: 130E 57th St (bet Park & Lexington Avs). 212-688-3939. www.opiarestaurant.com. Ev Sun: 8pm PALIO BAR: At Piano Due Ristorante. 151W 51st St (bet 6th & 7th Avs). 212-399-9400. www.pianoduenyc.net. Ev Fri: 8-11:30pm. ROSY O’GRADY’S: 149W 46th St (bet Bway & 6th Avs). www.rosieogradys.com. 212-8690600. $20 adm/incl 1 drink. Ev Mon: 8pm Roberto’s Winds series www.rober toswinds.com. w/May 3: Meg Okura & Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ens + Marcus Strickland Trio; 10: Ingrid Jensen & Project O feat Seamus Blake + Simona Premazzi & Intruders; 17: Ellery Eskelin Trio + Hayes Greenfield Trio; 24: Princeton Jazz Qrt
May 12 • 8:00pm - 10:15pm
Lenox Lounge 288 Lenox Ave 212-427-0253
M AY 2 0 1 0 SAT. MAY 1
MARION COWLINGS, Vocalist FRI. & SAT. MAY 7 & 8
HOUSTON PERSON FRI. MAY 14
VINNIE KNIGHT & JAZZ RIDERS S AT. MAY 15
ROBERT SILVERMAN, Piano & Vocals w/ Belden Bullock, Bass, Scott Hamilton, Drums FRI. & SAT. MAY 21 & 22
TK BLUE F R I . MAY 28
CYNTHIA HOLIDAY, Vocalist w/ Radam Schwartz, Piano, Wayne Henderson, Drums, & Julius Tolentino, Sax SAT. MAY 29
SARINA BRIDGET-BACH QUINTET Restaurant open Monday - Thursday 5pm -11pm Friday & Saturday 5pm -1am Sets: Friday & Saturday 8:30pm, 10:00pm & 11:30pm $20.00 Cover Charge per set $16.00 Minimum Purchase per set Weeknight cover: $10 EVERY SUNDAY 7:00pm -11:00pm LA FAYETTE HARRIS JAZZ OPEN MIC EVERY MONDAY 9:30pm - 2:30am May 3, 10, 17 SUGAR HILL GROUP May 24, 31 ERIC WYATT JAM SESSION EVERY TUESDAY 8:00pm - 12:00am May 4, 11, 18, 25 JOEY MORANT EVERY WEDNESDAY 8:00pm - 12:00am May 5, 12, 19, 26 NATHAN LUCAS EVERY THURSDAY 8:00pm - 12:00am **NEW TALENT SHOWCASE THURSDAYS** May 6, 13 EMILY DAVIS May 20, 27 CECIL MORGAN
Junior Mance…Jazz pianist Hide Tanaka…Bassist @ Café Loup A zagat Rated Restaurant
May Sundays 6:30 - 9:30pm No Cover, Just Award Winning Jazz & Food 105 West 13th Street, New York, NY 212-255-4746 For More Info: www.juniormance.com email@example.com
29 CORNELIA STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10014 BETWEEN WEST 4TH AND BLEECKER STS., GREENWICH VILLAGE 212- 989- 9319 Mon 5/3 Tue 5/4 Thu 5/6
AMRAM & CO w/ David Amram; Kevin Twigg; John de Witt; Adam Amram; John Ventimiglia DAVID SMITH GROUP CELEBRATING THE CD ANTICIPATION w/ Nate Radley; Garry Wang; Greg Ritchie; Dan Pratt GNU VOX: BRENDA EARLE w/ Jesse Lewis; Ike Sturm; Jared Schonig
CLEAN FEED'S ANNUAL NYC FESTIVAL Fri 5/7
Mon 5/10 Tue 5/11 Wed 5/12 Thu 5/13 Fri 5/14 & Sat 5/15 Sun 5/16 Tue 5/18
Wed 5/19 Thu 5/20 Fri 5/21 & Sat 5/22 Sun 5/23 Mon 5/24 Tue 5/25 Wed 5/26 Fri 5/28 Sat 5/29
8:30 - Peter Van Huffel / Sophie Tassignon "Hufflignon" w/ Sophie Tassignon; Peter Van Huffel; Samuel Blaser; Michael Bates 9:45 - Ivo Perelman / Daniel Levin / Reuben Radding "Soulstorm" 11:00 - RED Trio + Nate Wooley "RED Trio" w/ Rodrigo Pinheiro; Hernani Faustino; Gabriel Ferrandini; Nate Wooley 8:30 - Samuel Blaser Quartet “Pieces of Old Sky w/ Samuel Blasere; Todd Neufeld; Eivind Opsvik; Billy Mintz 9:45 - Marty Ehrlich Rites Quartet “Things Have Got to Change” w/ Marty Ehrlich; James Zollar; Erik Friedlander; Michael Sarin 11:00 - Tom Rainey Trio "Pool School” w/ Tom Rainey; Mary Halvorson; Ingrid Laubrock 8:30 - Tetterapadequ "And the Missing R" w/ Daniele Martini; Giovanni Di Domenico; Gonçalo Almeida; João Lobo 10:00 - Tony Malaby's Apparitions "Voladores” w/ Tony Malaby; Sean Conly; Tom Rainey; Satoshi Takeishi COMPOSERS COLLABORATIVE: SERIAL UNDERGROUND w/ Rachelle Garniez; Giancarlo Vulcano; Deborah Atherton; Ed Schmidt DAVE ALLEN QUARTET w/ John O'Gallagher; Matt Clohesy; Tom Rainey AMANDA MONACO QUARTET w/ Douglas Yates; Sean Conly; Satoshi Takeish GNU VOX: PETER ELDRIDGE w/ Joel Frahm; Matt Aronoff; Ben Wittman; plus special guests! TONY MALABY CELLO QUARTET/ MICHAEL ATTIAS' BAD LUCID w/ Tony Malaby; Daniel Levin; Eivind Opsvik; Nasheet Waits Michael Attias; Tony Malaby; Mark Helias; Nasheet Waits JAMES WEIDMAN THREE WORLDS QUINTET w/ Francisco Mela; Brad Jones; Marty Erlich; Barry Cooper THE DOUBLE SHARPS: ON THEIR OWN Dan Lipsitz; Pierre Piscitelli; Nathaniel Schroeder; Bomi Choi 6PM HIBAKUSHA STORIES w/ Sam Sadigursky Group 8:30PM THE SONGWRITER'S BEAT w/ Ronny Drayton; Steve Conte; Pantera Saint-Montaigne; Julie Kathryn GNU VOX: TRISH LAROSE REZ ABBASI'S RAAQ w/ Rez Abbasi; Bill Ware; Stephan Crump; Eric McPherson TOM BECKHAM GROUP w/ Chris Cheek; Henry Hey; Matt Clohesey; Ferenc Nemeth PIANO & ARIAS w/ Eugene Sirotkine; Victor Antipenko ERNESTO CERVINI QUARTET w/ Joel Frahm; Dan Tepfer; Dan Loomis; Ernesto Cervini LANDMARC w/ Marc Mommaas; Tony Moreno; Nate Radley; Vic Juris GEORGE COLLIGAN TRIO & KERRY POLITZER TRIO: 2 CD RELEASES! PETE ROBBINS & SILENT Z w/ Jesse Neuman; Mike Gamble; Eivind Opsvik; Tommy Crane CARMEN STAAF TRIO w/ Kendall Eddy; Austin McMahon
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212-529-7870. www.flutebar.com. Free adm. Ev Wed: 8-11pm. GARAGE: 99 7th Av S (bet W 4th & Bleecker). www.garagerest.com. 212-645-0600. Free adm/no min. Sets: Early (E) Mon&Tues 710pm, Wed-Sat 6-10pm, Sun 7-11pm; Late (L) Mon-Sat 10:30pm-2:30am, Sun 11:30pm2:30am; Brunch (B) Sat&Sun 12-4pm. Ev Mon E: Howard Williams Jazz Orch; ev Sun E: David Coss Trio. May 1: B Larry Newcomb Trio, E Justin Woods Qrt, L Daylight Blues Band; 2: B John Colianni, L Mauricio de Souza Trio; 3: L Ben Cliness Qrt; 4: E Valery Ponomarev Jazz Orch, L Justin Lees Trio; 5: E Iris Ornig Qrt, L Fukushi Tainaka Trio; 6: E Champian Fulton Trio, L Benjamin Drazen Qrt; 7: E Hide Tanaka Trio, L Kevin Dorn & Big 72; 8: B Gypsy Jazz Caravan, E Dave Kain Gp, L Virginia Mayhew Qrt; 9: B Lou Caputo Qrt, L Nueva Incarnacion; 10: L Micheal O’Brien Trio; 11: E Jazz Band Classic, L Paul Francis Trio; 12: E Dan Rieser Trio, L Anderson Brothers; 13: E Rick Stone Trio, L Stein Brothers; 14: E David White Qnt, L Tim Price & Ryan Anselmi Tenor Madness; 15: B Larry Newcomb Trio, E Mark Marino Trio, L Akiko Tsuruga Trio; 16: B John Colianni Qrt, L Ryan Anselmi Qrt; 17: L Kenny Shanker Qrt; 18: E Lou Caputo Not So Big Band, L Michika Fukumori Trio; 19: E Bernal/Eckroth/Ennis, L Andrew Atkinson Trio; 20: E Nick Moran Trio, L Alan Chaubert Trio; 21: E Andrew Hadro Qnt, L Kevin Dorn & Big 72; 22: B Bryson Kern Trio, E Austin Walker Trio, L Andrew Hadro Qnt; 23: B Eve Silber Trio, L Ai Murakami & friends; 24: L Mamiko Watanabe Trio; 25: E David White Jazz Orch, L Mark Devine Trio; 26: E Dan Rieser Trio, L Kurt Bacher Qrt; 27: E Nick Moran Trio, L Iris Ornig Qrt; 28: E David White Qnt, L Oscar Perez Qrt; 29: B David Bennett Cohen Blues Brunch, E Champian Fulton Trio, L Dre Barnes Project; 30: B Evan Schwam Qrt, L Jesse Elder Trio; 31: L Jean Caze Trio. GREENWICH VILLAGE BISTRO: 13 Carmine St (bet Bleecker & 6th Av). 212-206-9777. www.greenwichvillagebistro.com. Free adm. Sets: 9-11pm. May 2: Tony Bracco; 6&27: Ronnie Washam; 9: Speak Easy String Qrt; 12: Eric Paulin; 21: Nobuki. HIGHLINE BALLROOM: 431W 16th St. 212414-5994. www.highlineballroom.com. May 26: 9pm Bettye LaVette. J&R MUSIC WORLD: 23 Park Row. 2nd Fl. 212-238-9000. JAZZ AT NOON: At national arts club. 15 Gramercy Park S at E20th St. 212-477-2389. www.jazzatnoon.com. Ev Fri: 12am-2pm "Les Lieber’s Jazz At Noon" w/Bill Wurtzel, Arthur Lohman, Ed Finkel, George DeLeon, Dr. Robert Litwak, Hide Tanaka, John Fitzpatrick, Hiromi Kasuga, Mike Cantor w/weekly spec guests. May 7: Larry Ham; 14&21: tba; 28: closed. JAZZ GALLERY: 290 Hudson St (bet Spring & Dominick Sts). www.jazzgallery.org. 212-2421063. Sets: 9&10:30pm. Adm varies. Ev Mon: Steve Coleman Presents. May 1: Logan Richardson Gravy Trayn; 4: NYU Jazz Ens feat Andy Milne; 6: Joe Sanders; 7: Apex Trio; 13: Alan Ferber Nnt w/Strings; 14: John Benitez; 15: Mike Moreno Qnt; 19: Steve Lehman Oct; 20: Sunny Jain & Taboo; 21: John Escreet Project; 22: Oliver Lake Organ Trio; 27: Andrew Atkinson Qrt; 28: Peter Apfelbaum & NY Hieroglyphics. JAZZ STANDARD: 116E 27th St (bet Park & Lexington Avs). www.jazzstandard.net. 212576-2232. Mouthwatering Barbecue at restaurant Blue Smoke 212-576-2232 or www.opentable.com. Sets: 7:30&9:30pm + 11:30pm Fri&Sat. Cover varies. No min. Ev Mon: Mingus Mondays w/Big Band
(05/3&17), Orchestra (05/10), Dynasty (05/24); ev Sun: 2-3pm Jazz for Kids. May 1&2: Paquito D’Rivera Sxt; 4-9: Mulgrew Miller Trio w/Alvin “Stone” Maddox 05/4&5, Wingspan 05/6-9; 11&12: Fred Hersch/ Nancy King; 13-16: Andy Bey Trio; 18&19: Wallace Roney Qnt; 20-23: Dafnis Prieto Proverb Trio 05/20&21, Si O Si Qrt 05/22&23; 25: Words & Music feat Robert Pinsky w/Vijay Iyer, Ben Allison, Matt Wilson Trio; 26: Edmar Castaneda/Joe Locke Duo; 27-30: Paula West w/George Mesterhazy Qrt; 31: closed. JOE’S PUB: At the Public Theater. 425 Lafayette St & Astor Pl. 212-539-8778. www.joespub.com. Adm varies. Sets: 7pm unless otherwise noted. May 3: Breithaupt Brothers w/spec guests; 15: Doug Wamble; 16: 9:30pm Maria Raducanu; 23: Jonathon Haffner; 24: Judith Berkson; 29: Ens Elektra. JOHN BIRKS GILLESPIE AUDITORIUM: At New York City Bahá’í Center. 53E 11th St (bet Bway & University). www.bahainyc.org/jazz. html. 212-222-5159. Sets: 8&9:30pm. $10/15 adm. May 4: Mike Longo NY State of the Art Jazz Ens w/Ira Hawkins; 11: Warren Chiasson; 18: Gary Morgan & Panamericana; 25: Eddie Allan Band. JULES BISTRO: 65 Saint Marks Pl (bet 1st & 2nd Avs). 212-477-5560. www.julesbistro.com. Sets: Mon-Thurs&Sun 8:30-11:30pm, Fri& Sat 8pm-12am, Sat&Sun Brunch (B) 12-3pm. Free adm. May 1: B Ben Wood & Franglais, eve Ethan Mann & friends; 2: B Adrian Cunningham, eve Norbert Marius Trio; 3: Trio Salerito feat F. Wiss; 4: Guillaume Laurent Trio; 5: Bob Demeo Band; 6: Diego Voglino Boogaloo Night; 7: Brent Canter Organ Trio; 8: B Ben Wood & Franglais, eve Ed Cherry; 9: B Pamplemousse, eve Norbert Marius Trio; 10: Joonsoon Lee Trio; 11: Bob Demeo Band; 12: Ed Schuller/Pete Davenport; 13: Adrian Cunningham Funktet; 14: Ed Cherry; 15: B Ben Wood & Franglais, eve Ethan Mann & friends; 16: B Dawn Drake, eve Norbert Marius Trio; 17: Trio Salerito feat F. Wiss; 18: Joonsoon Lee Trio; 19: Adrian Cunningham Funktet; 20: Ed Cherry; 21: Sarina Suno & Hara Garraci; 22: B Guillaume Laurent Trio, eve Brent Canter Organ Trio; 23: B Pamplemousse, eve Bruce Cox; 24: Joonsoon Lee Trio; 25: Bruce Cox; 26: Guillaume Laurent Trio; 27: Diego Voglino Boogaloo Night; 28: Adrian Cunningham Funktet; 29: B Guillaume Laurent Trio, eve Sarina Suno & Hara Garraci w/Tom Kennedy; 30: B Pamplemousse, Bruce Cox; 31: Will Bernard Band. KITCHEN: 512W 19th St (bet 10th & 11th Avs). www.thekitchen.org. 212-255-5793. May 6&7: 8pm $10 adm Mary Halvorson + Kevin Shea. KNICKERBOCKER BAR & GRILL: 33 University Pl at 9th St. 212-228-8490. www.knickerbockerbarandgrill.com. Ev Fri&Sat 9:45pm. May 1: Aaron Weinstein Duo; 7&8: Russ Kassoff Duo. LE POISSON ROUGE: 158 Bleecker St at Thompson St. www.lepoissonrouge.com. 212-796-0741. LE PESCADEUX: 90 Thompson St (bet Prince & Spring Sts). www.lepescadeux.com. 212966-0021. Ev Tues: 7-10pm. LITTLE BRANCH: 20 Leroy St at 7th Av S. 212929-4360. www.littlebranch.net. LOCAL 269: 269E Houston St at Suffolk. 212228-9874. www.thelocal269.com. $10 adm. Ev Tues: Vocal series by Fay Victor. May 3: Nora McCarthy. LUCILLE LORTEL THEATRE: 121 Christopher St at Bedford St. www.lortel.org. Sidney Bechet Society series www.sidneybechet.org, 516-627-4468, www.ticketcen
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S P O T L 168 W. 48th St. New York Phone: 212-302-5893 Fax: LAUREL MASSÉ ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CHURCH/MAY 8 Ms. Massé, a founding member of Manhattan Transfer who was part of that quartet during its first seven years, long ago embarked on a solo career that's melded her warm flexible voice and obvious feeling for jazz with a keen interest in things spiritual. At this newly restored Chelsea church, she'll join pianist Aaron Diehl's trio, guest saxist Victor Goines and a 40voice choir in commemorating the centennial of Mary Lou Williams' birth. The concert will benefit St. Francis Xavier's programs in aid of the hungry and homeless. Mary Lou, whom converted to Catholicism in her later years and composed music especially for performance at this church, would surely approve. PB ODEAN POPE BLUE NOTE/MAY 20-23 One of last year's lustiest jazz CDs was Odean's List (In Out), on which tenor saxophonist - and Max Roach alumnus - Odean Pope took a brawny, sax-heavy approach. But the rousing ensemble (three tenors, two trumpets and rhythm) and driving solos weren't the only attraction, as evidenced by Pope's coda duet improv with bassist Lee Smith on "Say It Over and Over Again." Walter Blanding and James Carter were his fellow saxophonists on that album. But the lineup of this gig featuring Pope's flexible (up to eight at times) Saxophone Choir is TBA, although Joe Lovano is featured guest for the first two nights, Ravi Coltrane for the second two. GK RICK STONE BAR NEXT DOOR/MAY 7 There's Rick sitting in his own Brooklyn backyard, chatting about how he does what he does. For the lowdown, check the video newly posted at gui tarkadia.com. A facile guitarist with a keen bop focus who's too little known beyond local clubs, he's most readily enjoyable on Samba Do Novembro, a splendid quartet CD issued under the Jazzand imprint a half-dozen years ago. It includes several Stone originals (e.g. "Duck, Duck, Blues" and the ultra-catchy title tune) worthy of entering the standard repertoire. At Bar Next Door, he'll be backed by longtime henchmen Dave Kingsnorth on bass and Tom Pollard behind the drumset. Or hear him at the Garage on May 13 with Sean Smith and Sylvia Cuenca. PB BILL MOBLEY SMOKE/MAY 6, 13, 20 AND 27 We've long admired Mobley's work as both lead trumpeter and arranger. He's a fine improviser, too, as borne out by the tracks on MoodScape, his sublime 2007 quartet CD on which he enjoys great backing from Mulgrew Miller, a fellow Memphis-area native. But it's as a bandleader that he's shining each Thursday at Smoke, fronting a crew of top New York players. It's a comfortable space for him. Performances by his large ensemble, recorded there in 1997, are among the highlights of his discography. Opportunities for this all-star band to tour beyond Manhattan are limited, so any chance to hear them close to home is welcome. PB NNENNA FREELON DIZZY'S/MAY 11-16 Freelon always has her own unique take on a song, whether she's singing tunes popularized by Billie Holiday or performing the music of Duke Ellington with classical diva Harolyn Blackwell. Freelon exudes the sense of being musically at home in her own skin. That's the theme of her new recording, Homefree (Concord), which she'll be focusing on during this CD release gig. It includes material from the singer's repertoire, ranging from "The Theme from the Valley of the Dolls" to "America the Beautiful." There are also some standards mixed in, and an original, "Cell Phone Blues," Freelon's paean to her love/hate relationship with that 21st-century necessity. EK
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L I G H T Fax: 212-302-5895 - Buy - Sell - Rent - Repair - Cons. JOAN STILES IRIDIUM/MAY 12 A fluent improvisor, as well as a composer of distinction, Stiles sits comfortably in the piano lineage that includes Cole, Powell, Jones and Flanagan. All those talents are apparent on Hurly Burly, a terrific Zoho CD on which she pays tribute to Mary Lou Williams' legacy with a couple of distinctive Williams originals ("Knowledge" and "In the Land of the Oo-Bla-Dee") plus her own title number; then somehow mashes together tunes by Monk and Johnny Hodges into an amusing little surprise called "The Brilliant Corners of Thelonious' Jumpin' Jeep." Several of that album's participants, including saxophonists Steve Wilson and Joel Frahm, will also be present at Iridium. As will we. PB DIEGO URCOLA JAZZ STANDARD/APRIL 29-MAY 2 Trumpeter Diego Urcola likes to bring some of the flavor of his native Argentina's tango into his playing. But he is truly a jazzman for all occasions, having played in big bands like the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band, as well as in groups led by tenor saxophonists Jimmy Heath and Joe Henderson. He's been a member of the Caribbean Jazz Project since 2004, and can be heard adding brassy fire to fellow Argentinean (saxophonist) Oscar Feldman's fine new CD, Oscar Y Familia (Sunnyside). At this gig he'll be joining the sextet of Paquito D'Rivera, in whose bands he's been featured since 1991. GK GEORGE COLLIGAN SMALLS/MAY 5 There's loads of George on CD. His keyboard work has enhanced performances by Steve Wilson, Cassandra Wilson, Robin Eubanks, Ravi Coltrane and a host of other leaders - so often, in fact, that it's easy to regard Colligan as merely a talent-rich sideman. But his own trio work merits attention and praise. Come Together (Sunnyside), cut in 2008, finds him stepping well outside the conventional, beautifully meshing complex cross-rhythms and even venturing into Bad Plus territory on a couple of cuts. For this Smalls evening, he's recruited bassist Josh Ginsburgh and percussionist E.J. Strickland. (George will also play drums at the club on May 7, as part of his pianist wife Kerry Politzer's threesome. Or catch this couple at Cornelia Street on May 28.) PB KURT ELLING ALLEN ROOM/MAY 14 AND 15 One of the era's most admired vocal personalities, Elling returns to the same performance space where his widely acclaimed Dedicated To You project for the Sunnyside label was recorded two Januarys ago. For those sets, he reinterpreted several of the numbers Johnny Hartman sang (with backing by Coltrane's quartet) on a landmark 1962 LP, along with a few other ballads that Coltrane loved to play on. Expect much of the same fine material this time. Elling's appearances are an intoxicating mixture of the dramatic and soulful. These two evenings, for which Elling shares top billing with accordionist Richard Galliano, will likely sell out. Got tix already? PB KARRIN ALLYSON BIRDLAND/MAY 18-22 Allyson's life in music kicked off with classical piano lessons, then segued into folk music and eventually included a brief tenure with an all-female rock band. For close to two decades, however, Allyson has been singing jazz in at least six languages, counting vocalese, and swinging like mad on piano while she's at it. She has a dozen recordings under her belt at last count, most recently By Request: The Best of Karrin Allyson (Concord). Expect her set to include a nice mix of material, since she's right at home covering works by composers from Mose Allison to Jacques Brel to John Coltrane, in addition to her own originals. EK
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tral.com, 212-279-4200. $35/30 adm. May 17: 7:15pm Evan Christopher Qrt w/spec guest Ken Peplowski. METROPOLITAN ROOM: 34W 22nd St (bet. 5th & 6th Avs). www.metropolitanroom.com. 212-206-0440. Sets: 9:45pm unless otherwise noted. Ev Tues except 05/4: 9:30pm Annie Ross. May 6: Diane Hoffman; 14: Nicole Henry; 18-23: 7:30pm 05/19-22, 7pm 05/18&23 Barb Jungr; 19: Allan Harris; 28: Nora McCarthy. NATIONAL UNDERGROUND: 159E Houston St at Allen St. www.myspace.com/thenation alunderground. 212-475-0611. Ev Wed: 79pm Dixieland Band, 10pm-1am Isabella Lundgren. NEIGHBORHOOD CHURCH OF GREENWICH: 269 Bleecker St at Morton. May 14: All Things Project Concert series w/Jamie Baum Spt. NEW SCHOOL UNIVERSITY: Tishman Auditorium. 66W 12th St. 212-229-5488. www.newschool.edu. NORTH SQUARE: At Washington Square Hotel. 103 Waverly Pl at McDougal. 212-2541200. www.northsquarejazz.com. Ev Sun: 12:30-3pm Jazz Brunch. Free adm. May 2: Roz Corral Trio w/Ron Affif & Paul Gill; 9: Roz Corral Trio w/Paul Meyers & Boris Kozlov; 16: Veronica Nunn Trio; 23: Roz Corral Trio w/Jonathan Kreisberg & Boris Kozlov; 30: Sarah James Trio. NUYORICAN POETS CAFÉ: 236E 3rd St (bet Avs B & C). www.nuyorican.org. Ev Thurs: 9pm $10 adm Latin Jazz; ev 1st Sat: 9pm $15/10 adm Puddin’ Jazz series + Jam; ev last Sun: 8pm $10 adm Bobby Sanabria & New School Afro-Cuban Big Band. 169 BAR: 169 E Bway at Rutgers St. 212-4738866. www.169barnyc.com. Ev Wed: 11pm Adrienne Hindmarsh Organ Trio. PHILIP MARIE: 569 Hudson St corner W11th St. 212-242-6200. www.philipmarie.com. Free adm. Ev Wed: 7-11pm Brazilian Jazz w/Jacob Melchior Trio. PIERRE LOTI WINE BAR: 53 Irving Pl at 17th St. www.pierrelotiwinebar.com. 212-7775684. Ev Sun: 8:30-10:30pm Matthew Briere Duo. PLAN B: 339E 10th St. 212-353-2303. www.planbny.com. Ev Wed: $5 adm 10pm12am Cachimba. RARE: 222 Bleecker St (bet 6th Av & Carmine St). 212-691-7273. Ev Sat&Sun: Jazz Brunch w/Al Gafa. ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL: 196 Allen St (bet Houston & Stanton Sts). 212-477-4155. www.rockwoodmusichall.com. Ev Tues: 12am Dred Scott Trio. ROULETTE: 20 Greene St (bet Canal & Grand Sts). $10/15 Adm. www.roulette.org. 212-2198242. RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART: 150W 17th St. www.rmanyc.org. 212-620-5000X344. $18/20 adm. Harlem in the Himalayas series www.jmih.org 7pm w/May 7: Steven Schoenberg. SMALLS: 183W 10th St at 7th Av. 212-252-5091. www.smallsjazzclub.com. Sets: unlesss otherwise noted Early (E) 7:30pm, Late (L) Mon,Wed&Thurs 9pm, Tues 10pm, Fri 9:30pm, Sat&Sun 10:30pm, Night (N) Mon, Wed&Thurs 12am, Tues&Sun 1am, Fri 12:30am, Sat 1:30am. Ev Mon: L except 05/31 Ari Hoenig Gp, N Jam w/Spencer Murphy; ev Tues N: Jam w/Ken Fowser & Behn Gillece; ev Fri N: Jam; ev Sat: 5-7pm except 05/1 Poetry by Lee Kostrinsky, N Jam w/Stacy Dillard Trio 05/1,15&29, w/Jeremy Manasia Gp 05/8&22; ev Sun: E except 05/30 Jon Roche Trio w/Marion Cowings 05/2&16, Ruth Brisbane 05/9&23, N Alex Stein Qrt.
May 1: E Vinson Valega Gp, L Lew Tabackin Trio; 2: Dave Schnitter Qnt feat Marti Mabin; 3: E Jon Davis Duo; 4: E Dred Scott Trio, L Maria De Angelis; 5: E Peter Bernstein Solo, L George Colligan Trio, N Jam w/Corin Stiggall; 6: E Howard Alden Solo, L Patrick Cornelius Gp, N Jam w/Alex Hoffman; 7: E Kerry Politzer Qrt, L Peter Zak Qnt, N Ned Goold Trio; 8: E Ralph Lalama Bop Juice Trio, L Peter Zak Qnt; 9: 4pm Tap Dance Jam w/Michela Lerman, E Grant Stewart Qrt; 10: E Bryn Roberts Solo; 11: E Keith Saunders Trio, L Joris Roelofs Gp feat Greg Hutchinson; 12: E Peter Bernstein Solo, L Tardo Hammer Trio, N Luca Santaniello; 13: E Ehud Asherie Solo, L Orrin Evans Gp, Jam w/Carlos Abadie/Joe Sucato Gp; 14: E Chris Burbank, L Emilio Solla New York Tango Jazz Project, N Jam w/Eric McPherson Gp; 15: E Dwayne Clemons Qnt, L Emilio Solla New York Tango Jazz Project; 16: L Spike Wilner & Mystical Qnt feat Anat Cohen & Cyrille Aimee; 17: E Avi Rothbard Solo; 18: E Ray Gallon Trio, L Dominick Farinacci Gp; 19: E Spike Wilner Solo, L Nir Felder Trio, N Craig Wuepper Earsight! Trio; 20: E Ehud Asherie Solo, L Joris Teepe Gp feat David Kikoski, N Jam w/Alex Hoffman; 21: E Carol Morgan, L Neal Smith Qrt feat Mulgrew Miller, N Jam w/Lawrence Leathers; 22: E Francisco Pais Qnt, L Neal Smith Qrt feat Mulgrew Miller; 23: 4pm Tap Dance Jam w/ Michela Lerman, L Spike Wilner & Mystical Qnt feat Anat Cohen & Cyrille Aimee; 24: E Mike Lipskin Solo; 25: E Hans Glawischnig/ Gilad Hekselman Duo, 9pm Ben Wolfe Qnt w/Marcus Strickland & Ryan Kisor; 26: E Spike Wilner Solo, L Ben Wolfe Qnt w/Marcus Strickland & Ryan Kisor, N Josh Davis Qrt; 27: E Adam Niewood/Abe Rabade Duo, L Joe Magnarelli Qnt feat Rich Perry, N Jam w/Carlos Abadie/Joe Sucato Gp; 28: E Alex Terrier, L Tim Green Gp, N Jam w/Eric McPherson Gp; 29: E Neal Kirkwood Oct, L Tim Green Gp; 30: E Dwayne Clemons Qnt, L Dmitry Baevsky Qrt; 31: E Orland Le Flemming, L Will Vinson. SORA LELLA: 300 Spring St at Hudson St. www.soralella.com. 212-366-4749. Ev Sun: Enrico Granafei Solo. STONE: 2nd St at Av C. www.thestonenyc.com. Tues-Sun. Sets: Early E 8pm, Late L 10pm. Adm varies. TEN DEGREES: 121 St. Marks Pl (bet 1st Av & Av A). www.10degreesbar.com. 212-3588600. Free adm. Ev Mon: 8-11pm Brazillian Sounds. THEATERLAB: 137W 14th St (bet 6th & 7th Avs). www.theaterlabnyc.com. 212-929-2545. May 16: Sojourner feat Marlene Rice, Judith Insell & Nioka Workman. TRIBECA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 199 Chambers St. 212-220-1460. Adm. varies. www.tribecapac.org. Adm varies. May 7: 8:30pm Azar Lawrence Sxt; 13: 8pm Highlights in Jazz feat Billy Taylor Trio, Vince Giordano & Nighthawks, Gene Bertoncini & Harvie S; 14: 8:30pm Sam Rivers Band; 21: 8:30pm Barry Harris Band. VILLAGE VANGUARD: 178 7th Av S at 11th St. 212-255-4037. www.villagevanguard.com. Sets: 9&11pm & additional 12:30am Sat (check w/club). Adm: Mon-Thurs $20/$10min, Fri-Sun $25/$10min. Ev Mon: Vanguard Jazz Orch. May 4-9: Bill Frisell Trio; 11-16: Bill Frisell Qrt; 18-23: Billy Hart Qrt; 25-30: Christian McBride & Inside Straight. VISION FESTIVAL: www.visionfestival.org. 212-696-6681. See Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center. WALKER’S: 16N Moore St at Varick. 212-9410142. Sets: 8-11pm. Ev Sun: Peter Leitch Duo. May 2: Harvie S; 9: Jed Levy; 16: Sean
Smith; 23: Dwayne Burno; 30: Ugonna Okegwo. YIPPIE MUSEUM CAFÉ: 9 Bleecker St (bet Bowery & Elizabeth Sts). 212-677-5918. www.yippiemuseum.org. Ev Mon: 8:30pm. May 8: 8pm $10 adm Rozanne Levine & Chakra Tuning. ZINC BAR: 82W 3rd St (bet Thompson & Sullivan). 212-477-8337. www.zincbar.com. Sets: Mon-Thurs 9,11pm&12:30am, Mon additional 7:30pm&2am, Wed additional 7:30pm, Fri-Sun 10,11:30pm&1am. Adm: $7/1 drink min, except Mon 7:30pm $5 adm. Ev Mon: 7:30pm Early Monday Vocals series, 9pm Ron Affif Trio; ev Wed: 7:30pm Jazz Meetup series; ev Fri: African Jazz; ev Sat: Marianni w/Bossa Groove; ev Sun: Cidinho Teixeira Bossa. May 4: Vanderlei Pereira & BlindFold Test; 5: Jack Jeffers & NY Classic Big Band; 11: Misha Piatigorsky Spt; 12: JD Walter Qrt; 13: Dende & Hahahaes; 19: Choro Ens; 20: Victor Jones Culturversy; 26: Sandro Albert Qrt; 27: Groove Collective Legacy w/Jay Rodriguez & Alfredo De La Fé. Early Monday Vocals w/May 3: Kim Kalesti; 10: Marye Lobb; 17: Rebeca Vallejo; 24: Beat Kaestli; 31: Elenora Bianchini. Jazz Meetup w/May 5: Alex Stein/Matt Brown; 12: Iris Ornig; 26: Chris Dingman.
BROOKLYN/QUEENS BAMCAFE: 30 Lafayette Av. Brooklyn. 718-6364100. www.bam.org. May 21: 9pm Magos Herrera. BAR 4: 444 7th Av. Brooklyn. 718-832-9800. www.myspace.com/barfour. Free adm/$5 suggested. Ev mon: 8pm 4Play by Mike Gamble. BAR TABAC: 128 Smith St at Dean St. Cobble Hill. www.bartabacny.com. 718-923-0918. Tues-Thurs 8-11pm, Sun 12-4pm. Ev Tues: Blue Vipers of Brooklyn; ev Wed: Guillaume Trio; ev Thurs: Stephane Wrembel; ev Sun: Shareef Clayton. BARBÈS: 376 9th St (corner of 6th Av). Park Slope. www.barbesbrooklyn.com. 718-9659177. Ev Sun: 9pm Stephane Wrembel. BARGEMUSIC: Fulton Ferry Landing. Brooklyn. www.bargemusic.org. 718-6242083. Concerts: 8pm. May 13: Luiz Simas Trio; 20: Liz Magnes; 27: Carlos Cuevas Trio. BELARUSIAN CHURCH: 401 Atlantic Av at Bond St. Brooklyn. www.connectionworks.org. 718-369-6931. May 16: 2-6pm Brooklyn Music Wide Open $20/15 adm feat Nicholas Urie & John McNeil Concert Jazz Ens. 2pm musical dialogues, 3:15pm Works, 4:30pm concert. BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY: Grand Army Plaza. Brooklyn. 2nd Fl. 718-230-2100. www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org. May 6: 78pm Antoinette Montague Qrt. CHEZ LOLA: 387 Myrtle Av. Brooklyn. 718-8581484. www.bistrolola.com. Sets: 7:3010:30pm. Ev Mon: Sedric Choukroun Braz'Latin Trio; ev Wed: Vanessa Jaquemin & Alex Jaquemin Jazz Brazilian Duo. CHEZ OSKAR: 211 Dekalb Av at Adelphie St. Fort Green. www.chezoskar.com. 718-8526250. Free adm. Ev Mon: 8pm Blue Vipers of Brooklyn; ev Wed: 7:30pm Sedric Choukroun Trio; ev Sun: 7:30pm Alex Jaquemin & Company Duo. DOUGLASS STREET MUSIC COLLECTIVE: 295 Douglass St (bet 3rd & 4th Avs). Park Slope. May 8,15&22: Gowanus Jazz Fest 8&9:30pm $15/don w/Sam Newsome Solo + Big Enigma 05/8, Carlberg/Urie City Band + Chris Speed YeahNO 05/15, Tivoli Trio + Craig Taborn Trio 05/22.
DOWNTOWN ATLANTIC: 364 Atlantic Av. (bet Bond & Hoyt Sts). Brooklyn. 718-852-9945. www.downtownatlantic.com. Ev Sun: 710pm Carl Thompson Gp w/Virginia Mayhew. FLUSHING TOWN HALL: 137-35 Northern Blvd. Flushing. www.flushingtownhall.com. 718-463-7700. May 11: 7pm Indo-Jazz Musician Masterclass w/Sunny Jain Collective; 16: 2:15pm Red Baraat. FREDDY'S BACKROOM: 485 Dean St (corn Dean & 6th Av). Brooklyn. 718-622-7035. www.freddysbackroom.com. 1st Thurs: 9:30pm Old Time Jam with Zot's Dream; 4th Tues: Jazz from NY Underground. KORZO RESTAURANT & BAR: 667 5th Av (bet 19th & 20th Sts). Brooklyn. 718-2859425. www.eurotripbrooklyn.com. $10 adm. Ev Thurs. May 6: Randy Ingram + Tom Chang; 13: Dave Smith + Daniel Kelly; 20: Matt Darriau + Noah Preminger; 27: Dan Tepfer + Rob Garcia. LE GRAND DAKAR: 285 Grand St. Brooklyn. www.granddakar.com. 718-398-8900. Free adm. Ev Tues&Thurs: 8:30-11pm Infrequent Seams series by Julianne Carney, James Ilgenfritz, Justin Wood & Pete Robbins. May 1: Van Huffel Gp. LOUIS ARMSTRONG HOUSE MUSEUM: 3456 107th St. Corona. 718-478-8274. www.louisarmstronghouse.org. $8 adm. Ev Tues-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat&Sun 12-5pm: Guided Tours. OLD STONE HOUSE: JJ Byrne Park (bet 4th & 5th Avs & 3rd & 4th Sts). Park Slope. 718768-3195. www.theoldstonehouse.org. May 14: 8:30-11pm $12 adm Dave Frank, Bob Arthurs Qnt. PARLOR JAZZ: 119 Vanderbilt Av. Brooklyn. 718-855-1981. www.parlorjazz.com. Sets: 9& 10:30pm. $30 adm/2 sets, open bar, food/ snacks. May 22: Pam Fleming & Fearless Dreamer. PUPPETS JAZZ: 481 5th Av. Park Slope. 718499-2622. www.puppetsjazz.com. Sets: unless otherwise noted Early (E) Mon 68:30pm, Tues 6-8pm, Wed 7-8pm, Thurs-Sat 6-8:30pm, Sun 8pm-12am, Late (L) Mon, Tues,Thurs-Sat 9pm-11:30pm, Wed 8:3010pm, Night (N) 12-2am, Brunch (B) 12-3pm. Ev Mon: 9pm-1am Jam by John McNeil; ev Tues E: On and On Show; ev Wed: E Arturo O’Farrill Solo; ev Sun B: Zack O'Farrill Qrt. May 1: E Gary Brocks Gp, L Doug Webb/Jim Seeley Qnt feat Arturo O'Farrill, N tba; 4: L Shauli Einav Trio, N tba; 5: L&N tba; 6: E tba, L Ece Goksu Qrt, N tba; 7: E tba, L Bob Albanese Trio; N Bill Ware Vibes Trio; 8: 46pm Mariel Berger, E KREation, L Boris Kozlov Trio, N tba; 11: E Jerry Concepts Project, L tba; 12: 8pm Jorge Anders Quartet; 10:30pm tba; 13: tba; 14: E tba, L Arturo O'Farrill Qrt, N tba; 15: E Steven Gauci Qrt, L Alex Blake Qrt, N Bill Ware Vibes Trio; 16: 5:30pm Fiona Bicket, E Elan Mehler Qrt; 18: 8:15pm Lena Bloch Band; 19: tba; 20: E Eliane Amherd Qrt, L Charles Sibirsky Gp, N tba; 21: E Ralph Hamperine Tuba D'Amore, L&N tba; 22: E Niranjana, L Randy Johnston Trio, N tba; 23: 7pm Dee Cassella; 25: 8:30pm Johnny Butler Trio; 26: L&N tba; 27: E tba, L Dred Scott Trio, N tba; 28: E tba, L Bill Ware Vibes Trio, N tba; 29: E tba, L Committee, N tba; 30: 5:30pm Fiona Bicket. SCOPELLO: 63 Lafayette Av. (bet Fulton & South Elliot). Fort Green. www.scopello.net. 718-852-1100. Free adm. Ev Sun: 1-3pm: Brunch w/Oscar Peñas Duo. SISTAS’ PLACE: 456 Nostrand Av at Jefferson Av. Brooklyn. 718-398-1766. www.sistasplace.org. Ev. Sat: 9&10:30pm. $20 adm. May 1: Jazz Espiritu w/George Gray & Raschim Ausar-Sahu; 8: Cecilia Smith; 15:
Organ Nation; 22: Winard Harper; 29: Maggie Brown Gp. SOLO KITCHEN BAR: 1502 Cortelyou Rd (bet E16th & Marlborough Rd. Brooklyn. 718-8260951. Donation adm. Ev Thurs: 9-10pm Band + Jam. May 6,13&20: Aki Ishiguro Trio; 27: Ian Rapien Trio. SPIKE HILL: 184/186 Bedford Ave. Williamsburg. www.spikehill.com. 718-2189737. Mon 7pm&Sat 3pm. Ev Sat: Afternoon Jazz series w/Calley Bliss. STAN'S PLACE: 411 Atlantic Av. Brooklyn. (bet Bond & Nevins). 718-596-3110. www.stansplacerestaurant.com. Ev Wed 810pm. TEA LOUNGE: 837 Union St (bet 6th & 7th Avs). Park Slope. www.tealoungeny.com. 718-789-2762. Free adm. May 19: 9&10:30pm Pawel Ignatowicz Trio; 28: Pete Robbins. TWO STEPS DOWN RESTAURANT: 240 Dekalb Av. Brooklyn. 718-399-2020. www.twostepsdown.com. $10 adm/1 drink min. Ev 2nd Sun: 5-9pm Open Mic w/Steve Cromity Qrt & guests. VETRO: 164-49 Crossbay Blvd. Howard Beach. www.vetronyc.com. 718-843-8387. Free adm. Ev Thurs: 7-10pm Ramo Solo. VINO DI VINO: 29-21 Ditmars Blvd. Astoria. www.vinodivinowinebar.com. 718-721-3010. Ev Sat 8-11pm Ramo Solo. VOX POP: 1022 Cortelyou Rd. Brooklyn. 718940-2084. www.voxpopnet.net. Ev Fri: 5-8pm + Jam w/Chris Ward Trio. WATER STREET RESTAURANT & LOUNGE: 66 Water St. Dumbo. 718-625-9352. www.waterstreetrestaurant.com. Ev Wed: 710pm Walter Fishbacher Trio; ev Sun: Jazz Brunch w/Steele Greye Band. ZEBULON: 258 Wythe St. Brooklyn. 718-2186934. www.zebuloncafeconcert.com. Free adm. May 10: Blaser Qrt.
NEW YORK STATE BASSLINE: 130E 1st St. Mount Vernon. 917882-9539, 212-283-5513. www.vtyjazz.com. $25/20 adm 1 drink/min. May 15: 3-6pm Antoinette Montague; 23: Clifford Anderson, Joe Ford Bad w/spec guest Papo Vazquez. BUTERA’S RESTAURANT: 3930 Sunrise Hwy. Seaford. www.buteras.com. 516-795-1929. May 14: 8-11pm Diane Hoffman Trio. CJ CULLENS TAVERN: 77 Pelham Rd. New Rochelle. 914-740-7106. Ev Thurs: 9pm12am Jam Session by Alexander McCabe. COQUITO: 31 Forester Av. Warwick. 845-5442790. www.coquitony.com. May 14: Gabriele Tranchina. FALCON ARTS: 1348 Rte 9 West. Marlboro. www.liveatthefalcon.com. 845-236-7970. Free adm. Ev Fri&Sat: Opening act (O) 7pm, Main act (M) 8pm. May 1: M Jerome Sabbagh Qrt; 7: O Derrick James Qrt, M Winard Harper Sxt; 8: M Robert Kopec Trio; 22: O Margaret McDuffie feat Steve Raleigh, M James Carney Gp; 28: O Bernstein Bard Qrt, M Frank Kimbrough; 29: M Marta Topferova. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: 199 N Columbus Av at E Lincoln Av. Mount Vernon. www.pjsjazz.org. 914-636-4977. $18/10 adm. Ev 2nd Sun: Second Sunday Jazz series. PIZZA PLACE: 92 main St. Yonkers. 914-7091050. www.thepizzaplaceinc.com. Ev Thurs 7pm. RAINWATER GRILL: 19 Main St. Hastings-OnHudson. www.rainwatergrill.com. 914-4781147. Ev Thurs: Mark Morganelli & Jazz Forum All-Stars. RED HAT ON THE RIVER: 1 Bridge St. Irvington-On-Hudson. www.redhatbistro.com.
914-591-5888. Ev Wed: 6-10pm Bill Crow/Hiroshi Yamazaki Duo w/guest Glenda Davenport or Takeshi Ogura. TARRYTOWN MUSIC HALL: 13 Main St. Tarrytown. www.tarrytownmusichall.org. 914631-1000. May 22: 8pm David Benoit. TURNING POINT CAFÉ: 468 Piermont Ave. Piermont. www.turningpointcafe.com. 845359-1089. Ev Mon except 05/31: 8-11pm Jam by John Richmond w/Bob Meyer Trio. May 21: 7:30&10pm Mayra Casales Latin Jazz Sxt; 23: 7:30-10:30pm Pamela Luss Qrt feat Houston Person. WATERCOLOR CAFÉ: 2094 Boston Post Rd. Larchmont. www.watercolorcafe.net. 914834-2213. WEST GATE LOUNGE: At Best Western Nyack on Hudson. 26 Rte 59. Nyack. www.westgatelounge.com. 845-358-8100. Ev Sat: 10pm Latin Night. WILLIE'S STEAKHOUSE: 1832 Westchester Av. Bronx. 718-822-9697. Ev Wed: Latin. ZUPPA RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE: 59-61 Main St. Yonkers. 914-376-6500. www.zupparestaurant.com. Ev Tues: 7pm Jazz Lounge.
CONNECTICUT FAIRFIELD THEATRE COMPANY: 70 Sanford St. Fairfield. www.fairfieldtheatre.org. 203-259-1036. May 13: 7:30pm Giacomo Gates Trio. Hot House is not responsible for any errors in the listings which may have occured from late changes or incorrect information supplied to us. Please call the venues or check websites for the latest up to date info.
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Pianist Brenda Earle is at Cornelia Street Café on May 6 … Mary Halvorson plays guitar at the Kitchen on May 6-7 … Pianist Janice Friedman is at Sofia's on May 6 … Guitarist Sheryl Bailey plays the 55 Bar on May 6 and May 9 … Tessa Souter sings at the 55 Bar on May 7 … Rozanne Levine plays clarinet, alto clarinet and bamboo flute with Chakra Tuning, an ensemble which includes violinist/vocalist Rosi Hertlein, at Yippee Museum Café on May 8 … Carrie Jackson sings at Hibiscus in Morristown on May 21 … Bassist Iris Ornig will be at the Zinc Bar on May 12 … Nicole Henry sings at the Metropolitan Room on May 14 … Sojourner, featuring violinist Marlene Rice, violist Judith Insell and cellist Nioka Workman, plays Theaterlab on May 16 … Trumpeter Pam Fleming and Fearless Dreamer play Parlor Jazz in Brooklyn on May 22 … Grab a brown bag lunch and head for Bryant Park on May 24-28, when Deanna Witkowski plays lunchtime piano … Catch singer Andrea Wolper at the Silverleaf Tavern on May 25 and at the 55 Bar on May 26 … Vocalist Bettye LaVette plays the Highline Ballroom on May 26 … Paula West sings at the Jazz Standard on May 27-30 … Pianist Carmen Staaf plays the Cornelia Street Café on May 30 … and Erika Kapin plays violin at Fat Cat on May 31. Celebrate the memory … Of Graciela, who earned the title "First Lady of Afro-Cuban Jazz" for her work with Machito, Mario Bauza and so many other greats. She passed away recently at age 94.
smalls jazz club
183 west 10th street at 7th ave www.smallsjazzclub.com may schedule Saturday May 1 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM - The Vinson Valega Group CD Release Party "Biophilia" Vinson Valega - Drums, Anton Denner - Alto Sax, Chris Bacas - Tenor Sax, Mike Fahn - Trombone, Matthew Fries - Piano, Gary Wang - Bass
10:30 PM to 1:00 AM - The Lew Tabackin Trio Lew Tabackin - Tenor Sax, Bill Goodwin - Drums, Phil Palombi - Bass
1:30 AM to Close - After-hours Jam Session with The Stacy Dillard Trio Stacy Dillard - Tenor Sax, Diallo House - Bass, Ismail Lawal - Drums
Sunday May 2 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM - Vocalist Marion Cowings with The Jon Roche Trio
Sunday May 16 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM - Vocalist Marion Cowings with The Jon Roche Trio 10:30 PM to 1:00 AM - Spike Wilner & The Mystical Quintet featuring Anat Cohen & Cyrille Aimee 1:00 AM to Close - The Late Set with The Alex Stein Quartet Monday May 17 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Monday Night Solo Guitar Presents Avi Rothbard 9:00 PM to 12:00 AM - The Ari Hoenig Group Ari Hoenig - Drums, Gilad Hekselman - Guitar, Orlando Le Fleming - Bass, Kristjan Randalu - Piano
12:00 AM to 2:00 AM - After-hours Jam Session hosted by Spencer Murphy 10:30 PM to 1:00 AM - The Dave Schnitter Quintet featuring Vocalist Marti Mabin Tuesday May 18 7:30 PM to 9:45 PM - Tuesday Night Trios Presents The Ray Gallon Trio 1:00 AM to Close - The Late Set with The Alex Stein Quartet 10:00 PM to 12:30 AM - The Dominick Farinacci Group Alex Stein - Tenor Sax, Kelly Friesen - Bass, Marc Devine - Piano, Matt Brown - Trumpet, Keith Balla - Drums Dominick Farinacci - Trumpet, Dan Kaufman - Piano, Yasushi Nakamura - Bass, Carmen Intorre - Drums, Monday May 3 Keita Ogawa - Percussion 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Monday Night Duo Presents Jon Davis Duo 1:00 AM to 3:00 AM - After-hours Jam Session hosted by Ken Fowser & Behn Gillece Jon Davis - Piano, Gianluca Renzi - Bass Wednesday May 19 9:00 PM to 12:00 AM - The Ari Hoenig Trio featuring Gilad Hekselman 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Spike Wilner Solo Piano Ari Hoenig - Drums, Gilad Hekselman - Guitar, Orlando Le Fleming - Bass 9:00 PM to 12:00 AM - The Nir Felder Trio 12:00 AM to 2:00 AM - After-hours Jam Session hosted by Spencer Murphy Nir Felder - Guitar, Matt Penman - Bass, Nate Wood - Drums Tuesday May 4 12:00 AM to Close - The Late Set with The Craig Wuepper Trio "Earsight!" 7:30 PM to 9:45 PM - The Dred Scott Trio Thursday May 20 Dred Scott - Piano, Ben Rubin - Bass, Tony Mason - Drums 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Ehud Asherie Solo Piano 10:00 PM to 12:30 AM - Vocalist Maria De Angelis 9:00 PM to 12:00 AM - The Joris Teepe Group featuring David Kikoski Maria De Angelis - Vocalist, Michael Kanan - Piano, Neal Miner - Bass, Joe Strasser - Drums 1:00 AM to 3:00 AM - After-hours Jam Session hosted by Ken Fowser & Behn Gillece Joris Teepe - Bass, Dave Kikoski - Piano, Alex Sipiagin - Trumpet, Willard Dyson - Drums 12:00 AM to Close - After-hours Jam Session with Alex Hoffman Wednesday May 5 Friday May 21 7:30 PM to 9:00PM - Peter Bernstein Solo Guitar 7:30 PM to 9:15 PM - Smalls Showcase Presents Carol Morgan 9:00 PM to 12:00 PM - The George Colligan Trio Jon Roche - Bass, Roman Ivanoff - Piano, Ai Murakami - Drums, Marion Cowings - Vocalist
George Colligan - Piano, Josh Ginsburg - Bass, EJ Strickland - Drums
Carol Morgan - Trumpet, Harvie S - Bass, Richie DeRosa - Drums
12:00 AM to Close - After-hours & Jam Session with Corin Stiggall Thursday May 6 7:30 PM to 9:00PM - Howard Alden Solo Guitar
9:30 PM to 12:00 AM - The Neal Smith Quartet featuring Mulgrew Miller
Howard Alden - Guitar
9:00 PM to 12:00 AM - The Patrick Cornelius Group Patrick Cornelius - Alto Sax, Gerald Clayton - Piano, Peter Slavov - Bass, Kendrick Scott - Drums
12:00 AM to Close - After-hours Jam Session with Alex Hoffman Friday May 7 7:30 PM to 9:15 PM - Smalls Showcase Presents: The Kerry Politzer Quartet
Neal Smith - Drums, Mulgrew Miller - Piano, Abe Burton - Tenor Sax, Seth Lewis - Bass
12:30 AM to Close - After-hours Jam Session with Lawrence Leathers Saturday May 22 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - The Smalls Poetry Feature - Hosted by Lee Kostrinsky Bob Quatrone and Eve Packer 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM - The Smalls Showcase Presents: Francisco Pais Quintet Francisco Pais - Guitar, Becca Stevens - Vocalist, Myron Walden - Alto Sax, Ben Street - Bass, Tommy Crane - Drums
10:30 PM to 1:00 AM - The Neal Smith Quartet featuring Mulgrew Miller 1:30 AM to Close - After-hours Jam Session with The Jeremy Manasia Group Sunday May 23 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM $7 cover - Sunday Afternoon Tap Dance Jam 12:30 AM to Close - After-hours with The Ned Goold Trio hosted by Michela Lerman Ned Goold - Tenor Sax, Jamale Davis - Bass, Charles Goold - Drums 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM - Vocalist Ruth Brisbane with The Jon Roche Trio Saturday May 8 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM - Spike Wilner & The Mystical Quintet 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - The Smalls Poetry Feature featuring Anat Cohen & Cyrille Aimee Hosted by Lee Kostrinsky Jon Curley and Burt Kimmelman 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM - The Smalls Masters Series: The Ralph Lalama Trio: "Bop Juice" 1:00 AM to Close - The Late Set with The Alex Stein Quartet Pat O'Leary - Bass, Ralph Lalama - Tenor Sax, Clifford Barbaro - Drums Monday May 24 10:30 PM to 1:00 AM - The Peter Zak Quintet 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Monday Night Solo Piano Presents Mike Lipskin Stride Piano 1:30 AM to Close - After-hours Jam Session with The Jeremy Manasia Group 9:00 PM to 12:00 AM - The Ari Hoenig Group Ari Hoenig - Drums, Gilad Hekselman - Guitar, Orlando Le Fleming - Bass, Kristjan Randalu - Piano Sunday May 9 12:00 AM to 2:00 AM - After-hours Jam Session hosted by Spencer Murphy 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM $7 cover - Sunday Afternoon Tap Dance Jam Tuesday May 25 hosted by Michela Lerman 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM - The Hans Glawischnig/Gilad Hekselman Duo 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM - Vocalist Ruth Brisbane with The Jon Roche Trio Jon Roche - Bass, Roman Ivanoff - Piano, Ai Murakami - Drums, Ruth Brisbane - Vocalist, 9:00 PM to 12:00 AM - The Ben Wolfe Quintet with Marcus Strickland & Ryan Kisor Kerry Politzer - Piano, Tom Guarna - Guitar, Paul Beaudry - Bass, George Colligan - Drums
9:30 PM to 12:00 AM - The Peter Zak Quintet
Peter Zak - Piano, Ryan Kisor - Trumpet, Walt Weiskopf - Tenor Sax, Paul Gill - Bass, Quincy Davis - Drums
Saul Rubin - Guitar
10:30 PM to 12:30 AM - The Grant Stewart Quartet Grant Stewart - Tenor Sax, Ehud Asherie - Piano, Joel Forbes - Bass, Phil Stewart - Drums
1:00 AM to Close - The Late Set with The Alex Stein Quartet Monday May 10 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Monday Night Solo Piano Presents Bryn Roberts 9:00 PM to 12:00 AM - The Ari Hoenig Trio featuring Gilad Hekselman 12:00 AM to 2:00 AM - After-hours Jam Session hosted by Spencer Murphy Tuesday May 11 7:30 PM to 9:45 PM - Tuesday Night Trios Presents The Keith Saunders Trio Keith Saunders - Piano, Bim Strasberg - Bass, Taro Okamoto - Drums
10:00 PM to 12:30 AM - The Joris Roelofs Group featuring Greg Hutchinson
Ben Wolfe - Bass, Marcus Strickland - Tenor Sax, Ryan Kisor - Trumpet, Luis Perdomo - Piano, Greg Hutchinson - Drums
1:00 AM to 3:00 AM - After-hours Jam Session hosted by Ken Fowser & Behn Gillece Wednesday May 26 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Spike Wilner Solo Piano 9:00 PM to 12:00 AM - The Ben Wolfe Quintet with Marcus Strickland and Ryan Kisor 12:00 AM to Close - The Late Set with The Josh Davis Quartet Thursday May 27 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM - The Adam Niewood/Abe Rabade Duo 9:00 PM to 12:00 AM - The Joe Magnarelli Quintet featuring Rich Perry Joe Magnarelli - Trumpet, Rich Perry - Tenor Sax, Rick Germanson - Piano, Ugonna Okegwo - Bass, Anthony Pinciotti - Drums
12:00 AM to 2:30 AM - The Late Set Jam Session with 1:00 AM to 3:00 AM - After-hours Jam Session hosted by Ken Fowser & Behn Gillece The Carlos Abadie/Joe Sucato Group Friday May 28 Wednesday May 12 7:30 PM to 9:15 PM - Smalls Showcase Presents Alex Terrier 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Peter Bernstein Solo Guitar Alex Terrier - Tenor Sax, Francois Moutin - Bass, Roy Assaf - Piano 9:00 PM to 11:30 PM - The Tardo Hammer Trio 9:30 PM to 12:00 AM - The Tim Green Group Tardo Hammer - Piano, Lee Hudson - Bass, Jimmy Wormworth - Drums Tim Green - Alto Sax, Nir Felder - Guitar, Xavier Davis - Piano, Joe Sanders - Bass, Damion Reid - Drums 12:00 AM to 2:00 AM - After-hours with Luca Santaniello 12:30 AM to Close - After-hours Jam Session with The Eric McPherson Group Luca Santaniello - Drums, Joe Lepore - Bass, Andrea Pozza - Piano Saturday May 29 Thursday May 13 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - The Smalls Poetry Feature 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Ehud Asherie Solo Piano Hosted by Lee Kostrinsky Smalls Open Slam 9:00 PM to 12:00 AM - The Orrin Evans Group Orrin Evans - Piano, Tatum Greenblatt - Trumpet, Mark Helias - Bass, Ari Hoenig - Drums 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM - The Smalls Masters Series: The Neal Kirkwood Octet Jed Levy - Tenor Sax, Vincent Chancey - French Horn, Jack Walrath - Trumpet, Curtis Fowlkes - Trombone, 12:00 AM to 2:30 AM - The Late Set Jam Session with Lindsey Horner - Bass, Jeff Brillinger - Drums, Neal Kirkwood - Piano, Jimmy Cozier - Baritone Sax The Carlos Abadie/Joe Sucato Group Jonathan Lefcoski - Piano, Luca Santaniello - Drums, Carlos Abadie - Trumpet, Joe Sucato - Tenor Sax, 10:30 PM to 1:00 AM - The Tim Green Group Joris Roelofs - Tenor Sax, Aaron Goldberg - Piano, Matt Penman - Bass, Greg Hutchinson - Drums
Jason Stewart - Bass
Tim Green - Alto Sax, Nir Felder - Guitar, Xavier Davis - Piano, Joe Sanders - Bass, Damion Reid - Drums
1:30 AM to Close - After-hours Jam Session with The Stacy Dillard Trio Sunday May 30 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM - The Smalls Masters Series Presents Tom McEvoy - Piano, Chris Burbank - Trumpet, Paul Sikivie - Bass, Lawrence Leathers - Drums 9:30 PM to 12:00 AM - The Emilio Solla Group The New York Tango Jazz Project The Dwayne Clemons Quintet Friday May 14 7:30 PM to 9:15 PM - Smalls Showcase Presents Chris Burbank
Emilio Solla - Piano, Chris Cheek - Tenor Sax, Victor Prieto - Accordian, Jorge Roeder - Bass, Richie Barshay - Drums
Dwayne Clemons - Trumpet, Josh Benko - Alto Sax, Sacha Perry - Piano, Murray Wall - Bass, Jimmy Wormworth - Drums
12:30 AM to Close - After-hours Jam Session with The Eric McPherson Group Saturday May 15 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - The Smalls Poetry Feature - Hosted by Lee Kostrinsky The Science Fair Jazz Improv Show 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM - The Smalls Masters Series Presents The Dwayne Clemons Quintet
10:30 PM to 1:00 AM - The Dmitry Baevsky Quartet
Dwayne Clemons - Trumpet, Josh Benko - Alto Sax, Sacha Perry - Piano, Murray Wall - Bass, Jimmy Wormworth - Drums
Orlando Le Fleming - Bass, Lage Lund - Guitar, Will Vinson - Alto Sax
Dmitry Baevsky - Alto Sax, Jeb Patton - Piano, David Wong - Bass, Joe Strasser - Drums
1:00 AM to Close - The Late Set with The Alex Stein Quartet Monday May 31 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Orland LeFlemming CD Release Party "From Brooklyn With Love"
9:00 PM to 12:00 AM - Will Vinson CD Release Party 10:30 PM to 1:00 AM - The Emilio Solla Group The New York Tango Jazz Project Will Vinson - Alto Sax, Lage Lund - Guitar, Orlando Le Fleming - Bass, Jochen Rueckert - Drums 12:00 AM to 2:00 AM - After-hours Jam Session hosted by Spencer Murphy 1:30 AM to Close - After-hours Jam Session with The Stacy Dillard Trio
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NEW JERSEY JAZZ By Sheila Anderson, Author/Announcer, WBGO, 88.3fm RIO CLEMENTE MAYO CENTER/MAY 2 "The Bishop of Jazz" - that's what they call him. This New Jersey native is not only a powerhouse pianist; he's also a composer, arranger and educator of note. Combine his strong classical music background and his vast knowledge of jazz history with a rare passion for exciting audiences and you have a genuine crowd-pleaser. This evening at the Mayo Center in Morristown will also be enriched by performances by two other top keyboard stylists, Tomoko Ohno and Jerry Vezza. As a result, expect some duo and trio numbers. Meanwhile, check out the recent Rio Plays Fascinating Rhythms: A Centennial Celebration of George Gershwin. BETTY LISTE TRUMPETS/MAY 27 Ms. Liste, who's been running Trumpets' monthly Singers Jams, has also been co-leading (with trumpeter Ted Curson) a band at the club's popular Sunday brunches. Out of this fruitful longtime collaboration came the idea for an album called Pensive Moments. On the disc, she demonstrates her keyboard talents on "Stolen Moments" and a bunch of other carefully chosen numbers, including a catchy original entitled "Jazz Waltz." Vets Kevin McCarthy (bass) and Billy Hart (percussion), along with Ted, beautifully round out the band. Hopefully, this CD will spread the good news about Betty well beyond Montclair. STRYKER-SLAGLE BAND UNION COUNTY PAC/MAY 14 This dynamic duo has been making music together since 1985, during the period when alto saxophonist Steve Slagle was working as a sideman with celebrated organist Brother Jack McDuff. Guitarist Dave Stryker put in some road time with McDuff as well, and has also backed Stanley Turrentine and Kevin Mahogany; while Slagle’s resumé includes associations with Charlie Haden, Milton Nascimento and Stevie Wonder. Dave and Steve often guest on one another's albums. We really liked the sound of them together as co-leaders on a 2005 Zoho disc entitled Live at the Jazz Standard. Their latest disc Keeper, on the Panorama Records label will likely win the pair a passle of new admirers. For this Rahway concert, they enjoy support from two of the best: bassist Ed Howard and drummer Victor Lewis. GREGORY GENERET SHANGHAI JAZZ/MAY 16 Baritone Generet (affectionately known to many as "Monsieur") is a welcome addition to the scene. For one thing, he's not locked into any particular style of music and seems equally comfortable with ballads, swingers and slow blues. He'll tell you that he began developing his vocal chops on the stoops of the Brooklyn 'hood where he grew up. Later, in college, he tuned in on such distinctive stylists as Billy Eckstine, Johnny Hartman and Jon Hendricks. More recently, he's performed on stages in France and Italy - and sold out shows at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola. His debut recording, 2009's (Re)Generet-ion on his own Monsieur label, offers a pretty fair representation of his considerable talents.
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NEW JERSEY ALLWOOD COMMUNITY CHURCH: 114 Chelsea Rd. Clifton. 973-777-6360. www.allwoodcommunitychurch.com. May 23: Diane Moser. BAIRD THEATRE: 5 Mead St. S Orange. 973763-1140. www.thebaird.org. BERRIE CENTER: Sharp Theater. 505 Ramapo Valley Rd. Mahwah. 201-684-7844. BERGEN PAC: 30 N Van Brunt St. Englewood. 201-227-1030. www.bergenpac.org. BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH: 275 W Market St. Newark. www.bethany-newark.org. 973623-8161. May 1: Tia Fuller Qrt. BICKFORD THEATRE: 6 Normandy Heights Rd. Morristown. 973-971-3706. $15/18 adm. Concerts: 8-9:30pm. May 3: Midiri Brothers Sxt; 17: Beacon Hill Oct. BROOKLAWN AMERICAN LEGION POST: 11 Railroad Av. Brooklawn. 856-456-9847. www.legion.org. May 16: 2-5:30pm $20/15/ 10 adm Fête Manouche w/Dan Levinson. CAPE MAY JAZZ FESTIVAL: 877-7CM-JAZZ. Cape May. www.capemayjazz.org. CECIL’S: 364 Valley St. West Orange. 973-7364800. www.cecilsjazzclub.com. Sets: 9pm. Adm varies. Ev Mon: Cecil Big Band w/Mike Lee; ev Tues: Jam w/Bruce Williams; ev Wed: Mid-Week Mellow Out; ev Fri: Cecil Brooks III Band; ev Sun except 05/16: 9pm except 05/2 5:30pm Pam Purvis & Bob Ackerman. May 1: Al Gold & Suburban Rythm Kings. CHICO'S HOUSE OF JAZZ: 631 Lake Ave. Asbury Park. www.chicoshouseofjazz.com. 722-455-5448. Ev Wed: Jam w/Radam Schwartz; ev Thurs: Funktion11. May 29: Dave Valentin. COUNT BASIE THEATRE: 99 Monmouth St. Red Bank. www.countbasietheatre.org. 732842-9000. CROSSROADS: 78 North Av. Garwood. 908232-5666. www.xxroads.com. Free adm. Ev Tues: 9pm Jam w/Crossroads All Stars feat Radam Schwartz. GLEN ROCK INN: 222 Rock Rd. Glen Rock. 201-445-2362. Ev Thurs: 7pm Duos. May 6: Joe Caniano/Mitzie Rogers; 13: Bucky Pizzarelli/Jerry Bruno; 20: Muzzy/Rio Clemente; 27: Lou Pallo/Bob Leive. GREATE BAY COUNTRY CLUB: 45 Mays Landing Rd. Somers Point. 609-927-6677. Somers Point Jazz Society event. www.spjazz.org. HERB ECKERT AUDITORIUM: At South Brunswick Municipal Complex in Senior Center. 540 Ridge Rd/Rte 522. Monmouth Junction. 732-329-4000. www.sbtnj.net. $5 adm w/refreshment. May 7: 8-10pm Andrea Brachfeld & Phoenix Rising. HIBISCUS RESTAURANT: 270 S St. Morristown. www.hibiscusrestaurantnj.com. 866-479-3638. Ev Thurs&Fri. May 21: 7-10pm Carrie Jackson. HOPEWELL VALLEY BISTRO AND INN: 15 E Broad St. Hopewell. 609-466-9889. www.hopewellvalleybistro.com. Ev Sat: 6:30-9:30pm. $15 min/pers. LIBERTY HOUSE RESTAURANT: 82 Audrey Zapp Dr. Jersey City. 201-395-0300. Ev Sun: 11:30am-2:30pm Jazz Brunch w/Don Carter. LIGHT HORSE TAVERN: 199 Washington St. Jersey City. 201-946-2028. Ev Sun: 6-10pm Don Carter Jazz Ens. MAXWELL'S: 1039 Washington St. Hoboken. 201-798-0406. www.maxwellsnj.com. MAYO CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING
6 Depot Square, Montclair, New Jersey 07042 Tel. 973-744-2600 Fax 973-744-7735 Website: www.trumpetsjazz.com Sun. & Weekday sets 7:30pm & 9:00pm Music cover $10 Fri. & Sat. sets 8:00pm & 10:00pm Music cover $15 Weekday $5 minimum, Weekend $12 minimum Trumpets is closed on Mon. & Tues. evenings except for special events. Check website for updates
May Sat. May 1 Josh Thompson Group Sun. May 2 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Art Exhibit and Opening Reception Brass Constructions by KevJ 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm Carol Hamersma Trio 8:00 pm The Seton Hall Jazz Ensemble Wed. May 5 Bennett Pastor Group Thurs. May 6 John Ehlis Ensemble w/ Joseph Jarman Fri. May 7 Paul Meyers: World on a String Sat. May 8 Lenore Raphael Sun. May 9 Mother’s Day Brunch: 2 seatings 11:30 am & 1:30 pm Enrico Granafei Quartet w/ Kristine Massari 4 pm A MOTHERS DAY GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN CABARET w/ Janet Hubert, Ty Stephens, Cheryl Alexander, Roumel Reaux, Lynn Lockamy, Douglas Allen, guitar & music arranged by Richard Cummings Jr.
8 pm Carrie Jackson Mother’s Day Show Mon. May 10 7 pm Kitcaffè Italian Literary Readings Wed. May 12 Gene Perla: Go Trio Thurs. May 13 Ted Curson hosts Trumpets’ Jam Session Fri. May 14 Lula Valdivia Sat. May 15 1 pm- 4 pm Garden State Harmonica Club: Harmonica Spring Fever 8 pm & 10 pm Enrico Granafei Quartet Sun. May 16 2 pm Amazing Grace Mercy Mission Benefit 4th Annual Fundraising Event featuring STANLEY JORDAN & MONTY ALEXANDER w/ Enrico Granafei, Yvette Glover, James Gibbs III, Gordon Lane, Santi Debriano, Dakota Macleod, Ray Naccari, Cynthia Holiday, Renato Thoms, Kristine Massari, Timbila Music of Africa & many more… 100% of your donation will pay for medical supplies Suggested Donation: $40 min. Produced by JG Productions
Mon. May 17 Nutley Jazz Night Wed. May 19 see www.trumpetsjazz.com Thurs. May 20 see www.trumpetsjazz.com Fri. May 21 Ed Alstrom Organ Trio w/ Charlie Jones & Don Guinta Sat. May 22 John Tropea Sun. May 23 see www.trumpetsjazz.com Wed. May 26 Frank Basile Little Big Band Thurs. May 27 Betty Liste, singers’ Jam session Fri. May 28 Burr Johnson Sat. May 29 Mike Longo Big Band Sun. May 30 Ted Curson’s Birthday Party no cover!
Mon. May 31 Closed Memorial Day Available for private parties and catering Celebrate Your Special Occasions at Trumpets with intimate dining & music Special events: Tickets are available at www.trumpetsjazz.com Check out Trumpets’ new site on MakinMusicNY.com
ARTS: 100 South St. Morristown. www.mayoarts.org. 973-539-8008. May 2: 3pm $15 Adm Tomoko Ohno, Rio Clemente & Jerry Vezza. MCCARTER THEATRE: 91 University Pl. Princeton. 609.258.2787. www.mccarter.org. MONTCLAIR PUBLIC LIBRARY: 50 S Fullerton St. Montclair. www.montlib.com. 973-744-0500. Ev Thurs: 7pm free adm Jazz House Kids series. NEW JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY: 2039 Kennedy Blvd. Jersey City. www.njcu.edu. 201-200-2000. NEW JERSEY JAZZ SOCIETY: 800-303NJJS. www.njjs.org. NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 1 Center St. Newark. 888-466-5722. www.njpac.org. May 1: 12:30pm Eldar. NINETY SIX WEST CAFE: 96W Allendale Av. Allendale. www.ninetysixwest.com. 201-7859940. Ev Wed: 8-10pm Jay Dittamo & friends. NOVITA: 25 New St. Metuchen. 732-549-5306. www.novitanj.com. Ev Thurs: 7-10pm. OCEAN COUNTY LIBRARY: 101 Washington St. Toms River. 732-255-0500. www.ocean.edu. $15/13 adm. Concerts: 89:30pm. May 12: Nancy Nelson/Keith Ingham Duo. PUFFIN CULTURAL FORUM: 20 Puffin Way. Teaneck. www.puffinfoundation.org. 201836-8923. Ev 1st Fri: 8:30pm First Fridays Jam w/Alex Collins Trio & guest. May 23: 8pm Michael Musillami Trio + 3; 30: 8pm Ens Helacious. RICHIE CECERE'S RESTAURANT & BAR: 2 Erie St. Montclair. 973-746-7811. www.richiececeres.com. Ev Sat: 8:30&10pm Richie Cecere Orch. RUTGERS UNIVERSITY: Institute of Jazz Studies. 185 University Ave. Newark. 973353-5595. SALT CREEK GRILLE: at Forrestal Village. 1 Rockingham Row at Rte 1. Princeton. 609419-4200. www.saltcreekgrille.com. Ev Wed&Thurs 7-10pm, Fri&Sat 7-11pm. May 1: Jackie Jones; 5: Jerry Topinka & Ed Laub; 6: Pat Karwin; 7: tba; 8: Eric Mintel; 12: Keith Franklin; 13: 3D; 14: Cobra Brothers; 15: Louis Watson; 19: Gerald Romano; 20: Lynn Randall; 21: Guy Peterson; 22: Wayne D. Hughley; 27: Champian Fulton; 28: Meg Hanson; 29: Keith Franklin. SALTWATERS: 1991 State Hway 27. Somerset. www.saltwatersseafood.com. 732-821-1001. Ev Fri&Sat: 7-9pm. SHANGHAI JAZZ: 24 Main St. Madison. 973822-2899. www.shanghaijazz.com. Free adm. Sets: Tues 6:30-8:30pm, Wed&Thurs 79:30pm, Fri&Sat 6:30&8:45pm. Closed Mon. Ev Wed except 05/5: Warren Vache & friends. May 1: Junior Mance; 2: Jay Leonhart; 4: tba; 5: closed; 6: tba; 7: Carlinin Trio; 8: tba; 9: Bucky Pizzarelli Trio feat Aaron Weinstein; 11: tba; 13: Eddie Montiero Trio; 14: Catherine Russell; 15: tba; 16: Gregory Generet; 18: tba; 20: Jim McNeely; 21&22: Steve Turre Qt; 23: Nancy Nelson/Jerry Vezza Duo; 25: tba; 27: Zan Stewart Trio; 28: Rob Paparozzi Qt; 29: tba; 30: closed. 16 PROSPECT WINE BAR & BISTRO: 16 Prospect St. Westfield. 908-232-7320. www.16prospect.com. Free adm/no min. Ev Thurs: 8-11pm Carrie Jackson Jazzinâ€™ Trio. SKIPPER'S: 304 University Av. Newark. 973-7339300. www.skippersplanestreetpub.com. Ev Mon: Jam w/Eugene "Goldie" Goldston; ev Wed: Latin Jazz; ev Thurs: tba; ev Sun: Matinee w/Radam Schwartz. SOLARI'S: 61 River St. Hackensack. 201-4871969. 1st Tues: Gravine Big Band. SOPAC: 1 SOPAC Way. South Orange. 973-313-
2787. www.sopacnow.org. STATE THEATRE: 15 Livingston Av. New Brunswick. www.statetheatrenj.org. 732-2467469. STEAKHOUSE 85: 85 Church St. New Brunswick. www.steakhouse85.com. 732247-8585. Ev Tues 6:30-9:30pm, Thurs-Sat 711pm. STONY HILL INN: 231 Polifly Rd. Hackensack. www.stonyhillinn.com. 201342-4085. Ev Sat: 8pm-12am Betty Liste Qrt. TRUMPETS: 6 Depot Square. Montclair. 973744-2600. www.trumpetsjazz.com. Closed Mon&Tues. Adm varies $5min weekday, $12 min weekend. Sets: 7:30&9pm, Fri&Sat 8&10pm unless otherwise noted. May 1: Josh Thompson Gp; 2: 7&9pm Carol Hamersma Trio, 8pm Seton Hall Jazz Ens; 5: Bennett Pastor Gp; 6: John Ehlis Ens w/Joseph Jarman; 7: Paul Meyers World on a String; 8: Lenore Raphael; 9: 11:30am & 1:30pm Brunch w/Enrico Granafei Qrt feat Kristine Massari, 4pm Cabaret, 8pm Carrie Jackson; 12: Gene Perla Go Trio; 13: Jam w/Ted Curson; 14: Lula Valdivia; 15: 1-4 pm Garden State Harmonica Club, 8&10pm Enrico Granafei Qrt; 16: 2pm $40 don Amazing Grace Mercy Mission Fundraising feat Stanley Jordan & Monty Alexander; 17: Nutley Jazz Night; 19&20: tba; 21: Ed Alstrom Organ Trio; 22: John Tropea; 23: tba; 26: Frank Basile Little Big Band; 27: Jam w/Betty Liste; 28: Burr Johnson; 29: Mike Longo Big Band; 30: Ted Curson; 31: closed. TRI-STATE JAZZ SOCIETY: PO Box 896. Mount Laurel. 856-232-1463, 610-268-5930 or 302-762-3335. www.tristatejazz.org. UNION COUNTY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 1670 Irving St. Rahway. 732- 4998226. www.upca.org. May 14: 8pm $25/20 adm Arts Guild New Jersey series 732-3817511, www.rahwayartsguild.org feat Stryker/Slagle Band. VAN GOGH'S EAR CAFE: 1017 Stuyvesant Av. Union. www.vangoghsearcafe.com. 908810-1844. Ev Sun: 8pm $3 adm. WATCHUNG ARTS CENTER: 18 Stirling Rd. Watchung. www.watchungarts.org. 908-7530190. May 7: 8pm $20/18/16 adm Rio Clemente w/Sandy Sasso. WHISKEY CAFE: 1050 Wall St. W. Lyndhurst. www.whiskeycafe.com. 201-939-4889. $15 adm/no min. May 23: 7-11pm James L Dean w/Van Martin. WHOLE FOODS WEST ORANGE: 235 Prospect Av. West Orange. 973-669-3196. Free adm. May 4: Tia Fuller Duo. WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY: 300 Pompton Rd. Wayne. www.wpunj.edu. 973720-2371.
PENNSYLVANIA DEER HEAD INN: 5 Main St. Delaware Water Gap, PA. www.deerheadinn.com. 570-4242000. Sets: Wed 6:30-8:30pm, Thurs 8-11pm, Fri&Sat 7-11pm, Sun 5-8pm. Adm varies. May 1: Dave Liebman Qrt; 2: Adrienne Hindmarsh Trio; 7: Jay Rattman/Sullivan Fortner Qrt; 8: Eric Doney/Mark Williams Duo; 9: Go Trio w/special guest Viktorja Gecyte; 13&27: Jam w/Jesse Green; 14: Mike Stephans Spatial Edition; 15: Bob Dorough Trio; 16: Len Mooney/Tim Carbone Duo; 21: Bill Goodwin Bop Stew w/spec guest Rosanna Vitro; 22: Donna Antonow Qrt; 23: Skip Wilkins & Family Plus; 28: Carrie Jackson Jazzin' All Stars; 29: Jennifer Leitham Trio; 30: Walt Bibinger.
TAYLOR & KLEINSINGER 58 YEARS LATER By Yvonne Ervin S THERE ANYONE ON THE PLANET Iknow conversant with jazz who doesn't already about Billy Taylor? Mentored early on by Duke Ellington and Willy "The Lion" Smith, the articulate, ever-cordial Dr. Billy recorded with Stuff Smith and Ben Webster in the 40s, served as Birdland's house pianist during the early-50s, co-founded New York's long-running Jazzmobile initiative, introduced good music to millions on WBAI-FM and CBS television and actually earned that doctorate. Throughout the decades, he's also remained one of the most dependably swinging pianists on the scene. Meanwhile, as a scholarship student at a progressive private high school in Harlem, Jack Kleinsinger produced his very first jazz concert in 1952 by talking the administration into letting him arrange an assembly program with the Billy Taylor Trio. "When I was growing up, I loved jazz musicians," Kleinsinger says. "They were characters, heroes, like sports stars." That presentation featured guitarist Gene Bertoncini as a "surprise guest," a concept Jack carried into the Highlights in Jazz series he started twenty-one years later. In 1973, Jack then an assistant attorney general for New York State, initiated what has turned out to be New York's longest-running jazz series. Now, after thirty-seven years and three-hundred concerts, Highlights in Jazz has come to the end of the road. Kleinsinger's series began at the West Village's Lucille Lortel Theater, where he sold out his first two shows. The following year, he shifted proceedings to the Astor Place Theater before settling for fifteen years at NYU. He next moved things to Pace University - and for the past several years, he's been presenting music at the Borough of Manhattan Community College's Tribeca Performing Arts Center. He says he's always been drawn to academic settings because their venues are generally the right size for his shows. What's more, they offer chances to reach to younger people, something, he admits, that's been hard to do. "I've tried discounted tickets, even free tickets, but still usually draw only a handful of serious jazz students from Rutgers, NYU and the New School." As a result, Highlights in Jazz audiences have continued to age. And his season ticket sales plummeted in 2008, due to the economy. Over the years, Kleinsinger's non-profit organization has come close to breaking even with ticket sales, the occasional grant, and individual contributions. Jack reports that he'd often donate $1,000 or so from his own pocket to make up the difference. But then the losses began to hit the tens of thousands. "So this is it," Kleinsinger says, "though I'd keep it going if I got a funding or something to make things work." His series has been supported in the past by grants from the New York State Council on the
Arts, which has drastically cut staff and funds this spring. With all those concerts under his belt, he can definitely remember a few disasters along the way. "There've been electrical failures, subway strikes and blizzards," Kleinsinger recalls. "Then there was our concert ten days after 9/11." Pace University was in the "frozen zone" where no cars were allowed. He rented instruments so his musicians could arrive by subway. "But then I learned that they wouldn't let the delivery truck into the area!" A few phone calls to the police garnered the former politico a police escort for the instruments - and for himself. Amazingly, two-thirds of the ticketholders actually showed up. His inspiration in presenting the concerts has always been Jazz at the Philharmonic, Norman Granz' legendary all-star jam sessions, and the jam is the format he prefers. "The older guys loved it. I had Dizzy Gillespie for the series three times," he said. "Tito Puente and Ray Barretto loved the jam session format. It gave them the chance to play outside of their regular groups and they each had a ball." But some musicians, especially the younger ones, want to play their own music with their own group, he said. In that case, he mixes things up with a few special musicians plus his traditional surprise guest. Sometimes the guests surprise him, he said. "Once we heard this amazing sound from the back of the hall and it was baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan playing his way onto the stage." More recently it was Savior Glover tapping his way onto the stage. Another key to his series is honoring musician while they're still alive. This year it was tenor saxophonist Lew Tabackin on his seventieth birthday. Sometimes, he presents artists that most don't consider jazz. His first season in 1973 featured Odetta. One star that got away was Ethel Merman. Her exclusive contract with Lincoln Center prevented her appearance but she really wanted to do the concert, says Kleinsinger. Now it's time to say farewell. And what better way to do that than to have the first musician Kleinsinger presented be the last? Dr. Billy Taylor will appear with his trio: drummer Winard Harper and bassist Chip Jackson. Gene Bertoncini, another key to that first concert's success, is also on the bill. Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks will open the concert. Billy Taylor said that while he hasn't played with Gene Bertoncini in years, he's looking forward to it. "In fact," he says, "the first group I had as a leader was a quartet that included a guitar. It presents a different kind of challenge, and it's fun. You have to play different kinds of voicings." Taylor doesn't recall much about that first concert fifty-eight years ago. Of course Kleinsinger does, remembering that Earl May was present on bass, with Charlie Smith doing the drumming. "Jack is one of those guys who has really done a lot for jazz and not gotten the kind of credit that he deserves," opines Taylor. "He presents music he thinks is essential listening. To my mind, he's a very special man." Billy Taylor is the Highlights in Jazz headliner at Tribeca P.A.C. on May 13.
BILLY HART MR. UPBEAT By Elzy Kolb RUMMER BILLY HART IS A DEEP CAT D with a light spirit. It's easy to get swirled into a vortex of optimism while listening to Billy talk about his lifelong role as a performer, educator and listener. Hart began gigging as a teen in his hometown, Washington, D.C. Besides accompanying local icons like Buck Hill and Shirley Horn, he played with R&B legends including Otis Redding and Sam and Dave. â€œI lived in a place and during an era, where that was possible," he says. "It was one of the few areas where that kind of music was available. It certainly was not available at Radio City Music Hall, in Las Vegas or in Miami Beach in those days - just in areas where they had something equivalent to the Apollo." Not all of the gigs took place in clubs and theaters. Many were held in Masonic temples, Elks halls and National Guard armories. The groups he played with "weren't on American Bandstand with Dick Clark. It was interesting to see people come to the gigs in overalls, in places with no chairs and with sawdust on the floor," he says. "I was excited about my young life. It was quite an adventure." Hart witnessed American culture evolve from a time when a musician could be expelled from a conservatory for practicing jazz to the present when the majority of young jazz players hone their chops in an academic setting. "I'm supposed to be a full-time school teacher at three universities [Oberlin, Western Michigan University and New England Conservatory]," he says. Yet because Hart is on the road so often, "I'm constantly running behind schedule. I cope with great difficulty but the music is always gratifying. That justifies everything." Aspiring musicians who aren't familiar with the history of jazz and those who created it "suffer. Who are they listening to? That's why they're students. They want to know and they come to me to find out. They want to learn. A lot of the teachers are performers like myself, and the young musicians are getting better by coming in contact with actual creators of the music." A sideman more often than a leader, Hart has played on upwards of 500 recordings, including sessions with Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Stan Getz, Pharoah Sanders, Michael Brecker and Dave Liebman. He's worked with Joe Lovano, Clark Terry, Billy Harper, George Cables, Don Pullen, Charles Lloyd, Kenny Barron and scores of others. "I was
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also lucky enough to have performed with Mary Lou Williams a couple of times," Hart says. "Somebody of that stature, with that kind of legacy, that kind of knowledge, that kind of wisdom, that kind of philosophy - not many people have that." Referring to Williams' sacred music, he says, "A lot of people on that level did that: Leonard Bernstein, Duke Ellington, Bach, John Coltrane. Once you get to that level, you experience a revelatory thing, you've made yourself available to receive that kind of energy. Certainly Coltrane did." Coltrane asked Hart to perform with him in the mid-1960s. "I chose not to, I thought I wasn't ready," the drummer says. "I adored his music on such a level, I thought I'd have nothing to contribute. That gave me encouragement to work toward it as a goal. I thought I'd have another chance." Unfortunately, Coltrane died soon afterward. The tenor saxophonist remains one of Hart's greatest inspirations. "I have so much regard for his music, I'm still studying it," he says. "It's so powerful, there's a clarity in it I heard from the beginning, a lyricism that was so rhapsodic." Among Hart's favorite Coltrane recordings are A Love Supreme and Meditations. The titles of the compositions on the two recordings "sum up his philosophical learnings. Besides what he gave us musically, there's what he gave us in theory: an optimistic viewpoint of life like Martin Luther King or Gandhi." Because Coltrane listened to and learned from players including Johnny Hodges, Gene Ammons, Paul Gonsalves, Eddie Davis, Eric Dolphy, Ornette Coleman and Dexter Gordon, "You can hear the whole history of American Classical Music in his playing. That's been very enlightening for me. I was lucky to have seen him do those things live and see the philosophical purpose he attached to it." The drummer keeps an unreleased version of "I Want to Talk About You," recorded from a radio broadcast of Coltrane at the Half Note, close at hand. "I never go anywhere without it, I have it with me now," Hart said during a recent phone call from California. Some Coltrane compositions will almost certainly be among the material that Hart will record during his Village Vanguard gig this month. He had planned to make a live CD there last fall, "But for some reason Barbra Streisand picked our week to walk down memory lane," Hart says with a laugh. The rest of the material will include standards and originals. Others in the group are saxophonist Mark Turner, pianist Ethan Iverson and bassist Ben Street. "Despite my optimism, every now and then I look in the mirror and realize I'm getting up in age," Hart says. "I'm pretty lucky. I never stopped touring and as I get older the people I play with are getting younger." However, "Guys seem to be living longer," he says, citing elder statesmen such as Roy Haynes, Randy Weston, Hank Jones and Gerald Wilson. "Every now and then, when I look at myself, it's like I'm as old as Scrooge - and these guys are prancing around like they're basketball players. It's encouraging." Catch the Billy Hart Quartet at the Village Vanguard from May 18 to 23.
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JAZZWOMEN! By Elzy Kolb Long-time organ-izer Organist/pianist/vocalist Sarah McLawler is looking forward to heading into the studio this month with a quintet including baritone saxophonist Carol Sudhalter, bassist Carline Ray, percussionist Annett Aguilar and drummer Bernice Brooks. "I haven't recorded for a long time," Sarah says. "My albums are still selling in Europe, so they told me I have to record again." From the start of her 75-year musical career, Sarah has been leading all-female bands, as well as playing with the guys. "I always fought for women, that's one of my life's battles. There are so many great female musicians who never got credit, never got their due." In the 1940s she led the Syn-Cho-Ettes, which became the house band in Chicago's Savoy Ballroom before coming to New York. When the group played Chicago's North Side, "They billed us as 'sepia entertainment'," Sarah says, recalling someone mentioning "I don't know if the public is ready" for an allwomen band. "Your repertoire has a lot to do with whether or not you're accepted," she says. "If you play over their heads, the audience gets bored. Play something people can recognize. Start with the root first, the foundation first, then go far out." Sarah says there are a lot of great female jazz musicians on the scene today; however, "there always have been. [Alto saxophonist] Josephine Boyd could do everything Charlie Parker did, before he did it. Girls like that never got any recognition." Looking forward to her 84th birthday on Aug. 9, Sarah says, "I'm glad to tell my age. I hope to inspire people who think they're too old. I tell them: Get up and do something! As you declare something, so it is." Keep an eye out for Sarah's new CD on the Doodlin' label. In the meantime you can catch her at Chez Josephine every Saturday.
Sarah McLawler, Chez Josephine
Writing and reaching Singer/songwriter Madeleine Peyroux's new release, Bare Bones (Rounder), is the first for which she's been involved in writing all of the tunes on one of her CDs. "That's something I always wanted to do," she says. "Writing has always been part of my life on a personal level. The standards I wanted to achieve were intangi-
ble, now I've scratched the surface. It feels like I'm breaking through a doorway." Songs on which she collaborated with a variety of cowriters "went through all kinds of incarnations," often ending up far different from the original concepts. "I can't tell you how odd that is," Madeleine says. "It's like having two people in front of you, then one becomes the other." Her urge to write is fueled in part by a desire to "open a dialogue with people. The audience is 100 percent part of what's happening. They make it possible. There's solace in being surrounded by people who are supportive. But even if they're not, it's better to be active and communicating with people." She credits her immersion in jazz "for my attitude toward making mistakes, taking chances, moving on and growing. It may not be a musical triumph to try something and fail, but it's certainly a human one." Madeleine sings at the Blue Note through May 2; she'll also be among the stars coming out to benefit the life-saving Jazz Foundation of America at its "Great Night in Harlem" show at the Apollo Theater on May 20.
Madeleine Peyroux, Blue Note
Stepping in the right direction Alto saxophonist Tia Fuller wasn't thinking of the Coltrane classic Giant Steps when she titled her new CD Decisive Steps (Mack Avenue). "It has everything to do with my life and the state of humanity," she says. "It's easy to be stagnant and complacent, to stay in an environment we don't want to be in. It's harder to move from being comfortable to pursuing your goal, your purpose in life, without fear." Though Tia's been on the road in Beyonce's band for about four years, she always makes time for her own music. She has been sitting in with local groups from Shanghai to Brazil, discovering after-hours jams with the help of people like "a jazz fanatic concierge in Ireland," and making friends with expatriate American musicians around the world. "I never want to be in a position where I'm not growing, not moving forward in purpose, discovering what I'm supposed to be doing on Earth," she says. "There's something to be said for all the Randy Westons, Roy Hayneses and Gerald Wilsons in the jazz community. They're continued on next page
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feeding the body and spirit with happiness and joy. That's the direction I'm going to go in my life." Tia's playing jazz vespers at the Bethany Baptist Church in Newark on May 1, doing a duo gig at Whole Foods in West Orange on May 4, holding a release party for Decisive Steps at Dizzy's on May 10, and appearing at SUNY Purchase in Westchester on May 15. Celebrating Mary Lou May 8 is the 100th anniversary of the birth of pianist/composer Mary Lou Williams, and there's music going on all month long to mark the occasion. Among the festivities are a Juilliard Jazz Orchestra concert on May 5-9 at Dizzy's; a salute by singer Joan Stiles at Iridium on May 12; saxophonist Virginia Mayhew presents "Mary Lou Williams: The Next 100 Years" at Trumpets on May 20; and pianist Diane Moser's performance of Mary Lou's sacred music at the Allwood Community Church in Clifton, N.J., on May 23. Current events Singer Stevie Holland appears at the Triad Theater every Wednesday in "Love, Linda: The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter" … Pianist/singer Barbara Carroll declares she has Something to Live For (Harbinger); catch her at Sunday brunch at the Algonquin's Oak Room every week … Cynthia Scott sings the music of Gloria Lynn at Harlem Stage Gatehouse on May 1 … Check out the next generation of players at Dizzy's on May 1, at a free performance by JALC's Middle School Jazz Academy … Organist/singer Adrienne Hindmarsh plays the Deer Head Inn on May 2, as well as the 169 Bar every Wednesday; she has a new CD, Blue Skies … Vocalist Diane Hoffman presents a tribute to Peggy Lee at the Metropolitan Room on May 6 … Pianist Kerry Politzer has been busy - she recently became a mom, and released her fifth CD, Blue in Blue (Piloo); she'll celebrate the last event at Small's on May 7 and at the Cornelia Street Café on May 28 … Sophie Tassignon sings with trombonist Samuel Blaser at the Cornelia Street Café on May 8, as part of the Clean Feed Fest … Celebrate Mother's Day with singer Nancy Wilson at B.B. King's, or with vocalist Carrie Jackson at Trumpets, both on May 9 … Iconic singer Nancy King makes a rare trip to the Big Apple to play the Jazz Standard with Fred Hersch on May 11-12 … Flutist Jamie Baum's septet plays the All Things Project Concert Series at the Neighborhood Church of Greenwich Village on May 14 … Barb Junger sings about The Men I Love (Naim) at the Metropolitan Room on May 18-23 … Vocalist Magos Herrera celebrates the release of Distancia (Sunnyside) at BAM on May 21 … Put your applause on the record: Catch the DIVA jazz orchestra recording live at Dizzy's on May 24-26. Out on the town Vocalist Maucha Adnet sings with Duduka DaFonseca and friends at Dizzy's through May 2 … Violinist Meg Okura and the Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble, with flutist Anne Drummond, plays Rosie O'Grady's on May 3 … Nora McCarthy sings at Local 269 on May 3 … continued on page 26
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A Moment You Missed by Fran Kaufman Hot House Contributing Photographer Jazz legend Pharoah Sanders, in a very casual mode, sound checks before his performance at the Portland Jazz Festival this year. With him on drums was 18-year old Philadelphian, Justin Faulkner, a first year student at Berklee.
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Enrico Rava DULY NOTED Marion Cowings singing at the Lenox Lounge (May 1)…Marvin Stamm with Bill Mays at Kitano (May 1)…trumpeter David Smith's CD release party at Cornelia Street (May 4)…Italian trumpeter Enrico Rava's quintet collaborating with a gospel choir at Harlem's Convent Ave. Baptist Church for a free concert on May 4, as a prelude to four evenings (May 5-8) with his group at Birdland, part of an Umbria Jazz presentation…solo sets by guitarist Peter Bernstein at Smalls (May 5 and 12)…Kenny Garrett commanding the Iridium bandstand (May 5-9)…what sounds like a superb quintet led by pianist Peter Zak (with Ryan Kisor, Walt Weiskopf, Paul Gill and Quincy Davis) at Smalls (May 7-8)…saxophonist extraordinaire Virginia Mayhew at the Garage (May 8)…Jed Levy guesting with Peter Leitch at Walker's in Tribeca (May 9)…Terence Blanchard at Birdland (May 11-15)…bassist Iris Ornig doing the Garage (May 5 and May 27)…Emilio Solla's New York Tango Project quintet at Smalls (May 14-15)…the Red Baraat group featuring Sunny Jain at Flushing Town Hall (May 16)…James Weisman at Cornelia Street (May 16), with material from his fine Three Worlds album…clarinetist Evan Christopher, along with a guest named Peplowski, at the Lucille Lortel Theater (May 16) under sponsorship by the Bechet Society…Nicholas Urie and John McNeil at the Belarusian Church for Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open (May 16)…Wallace Roney's quintet, with brother Antoine playing saxophones, at Jazz Standard (May 18-19)…Matt Wilson at Iridium (May 19-20)…bassist Joris Teepe leading a group of indeterminate size and composition at Smalls (May 20)…pianist Liz Magnes at Brooklyn's BargeMusic (May 20)…
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two evenings of Dafnis Prieto at Jazz Standard (May 20-21), with different groups spotlighted each night…saxophonist TK Blue at the Lenox Lounge for a pair of nights (May 21-22)…Dick Hyman and Ken Peplowski quite a duo - at Kitano (May 21-22)…vibraphonist Tom Beckham's stellar group at Cornelia Street (May 23)…U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky joining Vijay Iyer, Ben Allison and Matt Wilson for a solo or two at Jazz Standard (May 25)…Ben Wolfe's quintet (including Ryan Kisor, Marcus Strickland, Luis Perdomo and Greg Hutchinson) at Smalls (May 26)…pianist Jean-Michel Pilc at Iridium (May 26) with a trio that includes Boris Koslov and Billy Hart…an intriguing partnership (vibist Joe Locke and Colombian harpist Edmar Castaneda) at Jazz Standard (May 26)…Joe Magnarelli at Smalls (May 27)…Claudio Roditi celebrating the release of his Simpatico CD at Kitano (May 28-29)…two gigs marking the delivery of altoist Pete Robbins' silent Z CD - at Park Slope's Tea Lounge (May 28) and Cornelia Street (May 29)…pianist Neal Kirkwood's octet at Smalls (May 29)…pianist Jesse Elder's trio at the Garage (May 30)…and Carmen Staaf, winner of last year's Mary Lou Williams women In Jazz Piano Competition, at Cornelia Street (May 30).
Claudio Roditi J@LC DOINGS Jazz At Lincoln Center wraps up three days of its Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band competition - the fifteenth edition of same - with a May 10 concert at Avery Fisher Hall, at which three top-placing ensembles perform with Wynton Marsalis. Info: jalc.org/ellington…You may also want to lay out some of your finest duds
for a pair of J@LC fundraisers taking place this month: "An Evening With Gladys Knight" on May 17; and a Samba Jazz gala on May 25, with Johnny Mandel conducting the DIVA Jazz Orchestra. Info via Louise Hood at 212-258-9880. MINI-FESTIVALS Artists who record for Clean Feed, the adventuresome Portugal-based label, are being showcased this month at Cornelia Street Café on May 7-9. Leaders include saxists Peter Van Huffel, Ivo Perelman, Marty Ehrlich, Daniele Martini and Tony Malaby; trumpeter Rodrigo Pinheiro; trombonist Samuel Blaser; and drummer Tom Rainey. (Details: cleanfeed.records.com.) Catch Mr. Blaser as well in Brooklyn at Le Grand Dakar on May 1 with the Van Huffel group and with his own quartet at Zebulon on May 10…meanwhile, a Gowanus Jazzfest at Douglass Street Music Collective in Brooklyn takes place on three successive Saturdays: May 8 (solo soprano saxophone by Sam Newsome plus Big Enigma, with orchestrations by pianist Frank Carlberg); May 15 (a big band doing arrangements by Carlberg and Nicholas Urie, then Chris Speed's yeahNO group); and May 22 (Carlberg's Tivoli Trio plus another threesome led by pianist Craig Taborn). Particulars: gowanusjazzfest.com. REMEMBERING JOHN The 7:30 PM memorial service for pianist John Bunch at Saint Peter’s Church on May 16 will likely include participation by Jay Leonhart and Bucky Pizzarelli (who were part of the New York Swing Trio with John and played with him on his last gig), Tony Bennett whom he joined in 1966 as pianist and musical director, Harry Allen, Warren Vaché, Barbara Carroll, and a host of other colleagues, admirers and friends.
CRUISING THE VENUES Some of the city's best jazz experiences routinely take place at Bar Next Door, situated below street level on MacDougal in the Village. Fridays and Saturdays include two different duos or trios, with sets at 7:00, 9:00, 11:00 and 12:30. Among the May lures are Wayne Escoffery, Lage Lund, Linda Ho, Ben Monder, Jon Irabagon, Nir Felder and Victor Prieto. Monday nights are generally given over to vocalists. Joel Frahm swings it on Tuesdays and Jonathan Kreisberg's trio is this month's Wednesday attraction. It's an appealing spot indeed - and not a walletbuster…Note, too, the music being played on Thursdays at Korzo, a bar at 667 Fifth Ave. in Park Slope. Ten bucks gets you an entire evening of jazz by two groups. This month's leaders include Randy Ingram and Tom Chang (May 6), Dave Smith and Daniel Kelly (May 13), Matt Darriau and Noah Preminger (May 20) and Dan Tepfer and Rob Garcia (May 27).
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gets an atavistic heartbeat swing vibe thanks to Wilson's soft rim shot backbeats, and the ringer, the Stone Temple Pilots' "Interstate Love Song," becomes an odd-meter, almost-waltz. Brandon Wright leads a group at Smoke on May 12. Marc Mommaas headlines at Kitano on both May 6 and May 13.
New York’s Jazz BIBLE For 28 Years!
CHECK OUT THE EXCITING JUNE ISSUE John Bunch ANOTHER GREAT NIGHT IN HARLEM This year's "Great Night" benefit extravaganza takes place at the Apollo Theater on May 20. Among the performers slated to appear are Roberta Flack, Little Jimmy Scott, Jimmy Heath, Frank Wess, Madeleine Peyroux and Vince Giordano's Nighthawks. Chevy Chase and Danny Glover are among the presenters. It's all under sponsorship of the Jazz Foundation of America and its mission of aiding musicians in need. Also being honored at the Apollo: saxophonist Max Lucas, still gigging at 100. For ticket info, phone 212-245-3999, ext. 10 or check jazzfoundation.org.
SUMMER JAZZ FESTIVALS
Advertising/Calendar deadline: May 14th Call: 888-899-8007 Email: email@example.com Bunch photo by Fran Kaufman
Friday June 4 Saturday June 5
Sponsored by RXR
at Drew University
Saluting the giants of jazz.
On the beautiful Madison campus of Drew University, Jazzfest is one of the region’s most popular summer festivals. This year’s picnic will feature a special salute to New Jersey Hall of Fame Inductees Count Basie and Les Paul plus tributes to Django Reinhardt and Woody Herman.
FRIDAY, JUNE 4
at 7:00 PM
Stars of Tomorrow FREE CONCERT
featuring top NJ high school jazz bands
SATURDAY, JUNE 5 from Noon to 10:00
Nonstop jazz in the tent and the Dorothy Young Center! Food • Crafts • Vendors • CD/Record Sales • Picnic
Bucky & John
The Statesmen of Jazz featuring
Rebecca Kilgore, Harry Allen & Aaron Weinstein
John Pizzarelli Cecil Brooks III
Vignola Napoleon Gee Allen Brooks Weinstein/ Cohn Tandy
Tributes to Les Paul
’s Hot Club & Django Reinhardt
Madame Pat Tandy
Swing Orchestra Tribute to Count Basie Tribute to Woody Herman’s
All programs are subject to change ithout notice.
’s Four Others Four Brothers Band
III’s CBIII Band Joe
Drew University is conveniently located on Rt. 124 only 3 miles east of Rt. 287. There is plenty of parking and easy access by train or bus.
Ask about Jazzfest discount.
in a rare public appearance
Order on-line at www.njjs.org.
Purchase tickets early for best prices! By phone: 1-800-303-NJJS Advance sale offer ends June 3.
The NJJS is qualiﬁed as a tax-exempt cultural organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and qualify for many corporate matching gift programs. Funding for our Generations of Jazz program has been made possible in part by funds from the Arts Council of the Morris Area through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the
Honoring Jazz Legend Dave Brubeck DAVE BRUBECK
BÉLA FLECK, ZAKIR HUSSAIN & EDGAR MEYER
ARTURO O’FARRILL AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA DAVE SAMUELS CARIBBEAN JAZZ PROJECT
JANE BUNNETT & THE SPIRITS OF HAVANA GERALD CLAYTON AARON WEINSTEIN
MARIO PAVONE ORANGE DOUBLE TENOR
GABRIEL ALEGRIA AFRO-PERUVIAN SEXTET
CANNONBALL ADDERLEY TRIBUTE
DENISE THIMES AND MANY MORE!
*Line-up subject to change
Discounted package includes free shuttle bus. Call for details.
TICKETS START AT JUST $29 • CHILDREN UNDER 12 FREE ON THE LAWN
WWW.LITCHFIELDJAZZFEST.COM * 860-361-6285
J ZZ NOTE
Take the Metro-North Railroad and Save!
Litchfield Jazz Camp
Esperanza Spalding Thursday, June 3 8:00 pm Performance & interview followed by audience Q&A
GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
Hosted by two-time Grammy® winner Christian McBride, genre buster and virtuoso of the electric and acoustic bass.
Call SOPAC: 973-313-ARTS (2787) www.SOPACnow.org One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ Tickets $35, $55, $100 VIP Package VIP package includes premium seating and Artist Cocktail Reception following performance
KENT SCHOOL, KENT, CT
Jazz House Kids
JULY 11—AUGUST 6
Choral & Instrumental Jazz Workshop
August 9-21, 2010 Montclair, NJ WORLD-CLASS FACULTY & VISITING ARTISTS A full-day jazz camp for youth ages 9-18 t*OTUSVNFOUBM+B[[&OTFNCMF tVocal Youth Choir t$PNNVOJUZ#JH#BOE
Christian McBride Creative Director & Guest Artist
Camp Director & Instructor
Founder of JazzConnections
Summer Workshops Highlights: t$SFBUJOH:PVS4PVOE tComposition & Improvisation t$IPSBM4JOHJOH3FQFSUPJSF t Singing for the Instrumentalist tVocal Studies & Technique tJazz Listening Sessions tThe Art of Performance t Theory & Ear Training tPrivate Instruction tJam Session Etiquette t%BJMZ1VCMJD$PODFSUT t+B[[$MVC1FSGPSNBODFT One Week: $350, Both Weeks: $675 After July 1: $400 per week In association with Montclair Recreation
Jazz House Kids www.jazzhousekids.org 973.744.2273
Reserve Your Spot Today!
Jazz House Kids 973.744.2273 / www.jazzhousekids.org 14 South Park Street, Floor 2 / Montclair, NJ 07042
RESERVATIONS 212-258-9595/9795 jalc.org/dccc
Artist Sets: $20–35 7:30PM & 9:30PM plus 11:30 PM Fri & Sat After Hours sets: $10–20 Student rates available Every Thursday in April: $5 After Hours Sets
MAY 1-2 SING INTO SPRING FESTIVAL
DUDUKA DA FONSECA & HELIO ALVES: SAMBA JAZZ & THE MUSIC OF JOBIM w/ Maucha Adnet, Claudio Roditi, Toninho Horta & Marc Johnson After Hours: Cyrille Aimee & Diego Figueiredo MAY 3 UPSTARTS!
TEMPLE UNIVERSITYJAZZ BAND
CLOSED FOR JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER BENEFIT MAY 18
ROBIN MCKELLE & FRIENDS MAY 19-23
TED NASH QUINTET
MAY 4 CD RELEASE PARTY
After Hours: Essentially Ellington Alumni All-Stars
MAY 24-26 A MAN & HIS MUSIC
THE JUILLIARD JAZZ ORCHESTRA The Music of Mary Lou Williams & Duke Ellington w/ Kenny Barron (5/5–6) & Lew Tabackin (5/7–9) After Hours: Essentially Ellington Alumni All-Stars
JOHNNY MANDEL CONDUCTS SHERRIE MARICLE & THE DIVA JAZZ ORCHESTRA w/ Special Guests MAY 27-30
MAY 10 CD RELEASE PARTY
PHIL WOODS QUINTET
w/ Shamie Royston, Miriam Sullivan, Rudy Royston & Special Guest Sean Jones
MAY 31 MONDAY NIGHTS WITH WBGO
TIA FULLER QUINTET & FRIENDS MAY 11-16 CD RELEASE PARTY photo by Chuck Stewart
w/ Frank Kimbrough, Ray Drummond, Willie Jones III & Brian Lynch (5/19), Eddie Henderson (5/20), Ryan Kisor (5/21), Mike Rodriguez (5/22) & Marcus Printup (5/23) After Hours: Dezron Douglas Quartet
w/ Houston Person & Terell Stafford
NNENNA FREELON & HER QUARTET
w/ Brandon McCune, Wayne Batchelor, Adonis Rose & Beverly Botsford After Hours: Grassella Oliphant Sextet
w/ Brian Lynch, Bill Mays, Steve Gilmore & Bill Goodwin After Hours: Bill Goodwin Quartet
THE RODRIGUEZ BROTHERS Hosted by WBGO’s Eulis Cathey
J Yâ€“ O L N A C M
JUNE 1-13 2010
BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY! JUNE 5 & 6 â€“ Marc Cary Focus Trio ÂŒ Bohemian Caverns ÂŒ 8:30 & 10:30 pm JUNE 8 â€“ A Tribute to Oscar Peterson ÂŒ Marian Petrescu Quartet with Special Guest Andreas Ă–berg 6th & I Historic Synagogue ÂŒ 7:30 pm JUNE 9 â€“ Uri Gurvich â€œThe Storytellerâ€? ÂŒ Goldman Theater at the Washington DC Jewish Community Center ÂŒ 7:30 pm JUNE 10 â€“ NEA Jazz Masters Live Concert with an All-Star Tribute to James Moody ÂŒ Dizzy Gillespieâ„˘ All-Stars, Jazz Masters Kenny Barron and Paquito Dâ€™Rivera, Roberta Gambarini, and Regina Carter Lincoln Theatre ÂŒ 7:30 pm JUNE 11 â€“ Jazz at the Carter Barron ÂŒ Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band and Edmar Castaneda Carter Barron Amphitheatre ÂŒ 7:30 pm JUNE 11 & 12 â€“ Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars featuring Cyrus Chestnut, John Lee and Willie Jones III Bohemian Caverns ÂŒ 8:30 & 10:30 pm JUNE 13 â€“ Paquito Dâ€™Rivera: The Jelly Roll Morton Latin Tinge Project ÂŒ Paquito Dâ€™Rivera, Michael Philip Mossman, Akua Dixon & Quartette Indigo and Pernell Santunino ÂŒ Kennedy Center ÂŒ 5:30 & 7:30 pm SAVE THE DATE JUNE 12 at the Lisner Auditorium 3:00 pm - Free: Claudio Roditi Quartet and the Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band 8:00 pm - Ticketed: Dianne Reeves and the Roy Hargrove Big Band
For tickets and complete schedule information visit: www.dcjazzfest.org
The DC Jazz FestivalSM is a project of Festivals DC, Ltd., a 501(c)(3) nonproďŹ t service organization. The DC Jazz Festival is sponsored in part with a grant from the Government of the District of Columbia, Adrian M. Fenty, Mayor; and in part by awards from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) American Masterpieces Chamber Music and Jazz Masters Live initiatives, and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. ÂŠ 2010 Festivals DC, Ltd. All rights reserved.
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ERIC DOOB - ARTURO STABLE #MINGUS# MON MAY 3
MINGUS BIG BAND
TUE & WED MAY 4 & 5
MULGREW MILLER TAYLOR - RODNEY GREEN TRIO IVAN ALVIN “STONE” MADDOX THU-SUN MAY 6-9 MULGREW MILLER & WINGSPAN ANTONIO HART - DUANE EUBANKS - STEVE NELSON - IVAN TAYLOR - RODNEY GREEN WITH
MON MAY 10
THU & FRI MAY 20 & 21
DAFNIS PRIETO PROVERB TRIO KOKAYI - JASON LINDNER
SAT & SUN MAY 22 & 23
DAFNIS PRIETO SI O SI QUARTET PETER APFELBAUM - MANUEL VALERA - CHARLES FLORES #MINGUS# #MONDAYS#
TUE & WED MAY 11 & 12
TUE MAY 25
NANCY KING & FRED HERSCH THU-SUN MAY 13-16 ANDY BEY TRIO
MON MAY 24
WORDS & MUSIC
PINSKY - VIJAY IYER - BEN ALLISON - MATT WILSON WED MAY 26
EDMAR CASTAÑEDA & JOE LOCKE DUO THU-SUN MAY 27-30
GEORGE MESTERHAZY QUARTET
ED CHERRY - PAUL BEAUDRY - JEROME JENNINGS MON MAY 31 CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY # # # JAZZ FOR KIDS WITH THE JAZZ STANDARD YOUTH ORCHESTRA EVERY SUNDAY AT 2PM - DIRECTED BY DAVID O’ROURKE# # # #MINGUS# #MONDAYS#
MON MAY 17
MINGUS BIG BAND
All Mondays Ron Affif Band All Fridays African Jazz All Saturdays Marianni with Bossa Groove
Vanderlei Pereira & BlindFold Test May 4 Jack Jeffers & NY Classic Big Band May 5 Zerui di Pina from Cape Varde May 6 Misha Piatigorsky Septet May 11 JD Walter Quartet May 12 Dende & Hahahaes May 13 Joe Magnarelli Quartet May 18 Choro Ensemble featuring Maucha Adnet May 19 Victor Jones’ Culturversy May 20 Gary Morgan's Panamericana Orchestra May 25 Sandro Albert Quartet May 26 Groove Collective Legacy w/ Jay Rodriguez & Alfredo De La Fé May 27 Early Monday Vocals: May 3 Kim Kalesti 10 Marye Lobb 17 Rebeca Vallejo 24 Beat Kaestli 31 Elenora Bianchini
All Sundays Cidinho Teixeira Sambajazz Band
Early Wednesdays: 5 Alex Stein/Matt Brown 12 Iris Ornig
19 Lafayette Harris 26 Chris Dingman
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