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WINNING SPINS By George K anzler ECORDINGS BY TWO SAXOPHOnists separated in age by a half century R are this month's Winning Spins. The sophomore endeavor as a leader by 30-something Matt Garrison is a structured effort that showcases his writing and arranging skills as well as his playing. The collective quartet featuring octogenarian Lee Konitz presents a more free-form approach, taking standards Konitz has been playing for most of his life as skeletal frameworks for improvised explorations. Blood Songs (D Clef), Matt Garrison, is produced by Michael Dease, whose trombone is featured on three tracks. Garrison plays tenor, baritone and soprano saxes, accompanied by the rhythm section of Roy Assaf, piano; Dezron Douglas, bass and Ulysses Owens, Jr., drums. Greg Gisbert is on six of the nine tracks; his trumpet is a spark that crackles and pops throughout, especially on the quicksilver "Trajectory." Eric Alexander joins the leader and rhythm section in a brawny tenor sax battle on Garrison's hard bop flag-waver, "Interrupted." Guitarists flesh out the harmonic contours on "The Madness Within," Garrison's moody tune with an odd-meter feel and unique blend of soprano sax, trombone and guitar, and on Dease's "Force," a septet rendering of a cleverly disguised bossa nova with subtly shifting rhythms and dynamically contrasting solos from trombone, tenor sax and trumpet. Garrison's tenor sound is malleable: ranging from a gritty, robust tone and attack on hard bop swingers; but he's also capable of a more polished, woody timbre and suave approach on the slower, more harmonically intricate "Parental Parts." Hints of the earthy textures of Hank Mobley, a Garrison hero, can be heard on the fetching "Hospital Room Blues." Garrison's six original tunes and arrangements provide a variety of settings, including an infectious calypso, "Mom's Song," featuring his vivacious, burbling baritone sax, an instrument he also employs in a more romantic manner on his waltz version of the standard "The More I See You." Pianist Assaf displays enough heft to assert himself in this muscular company. Dease has two startlingly singular solo moments: an emphatic, ecstatic repetition of a phrase into a solo on "The Madness Within," and a series of overblown, aboverange squeals punctuating the middle of an otherwise musically sophisticated solo on Gisbert's "Modern Man."
Enfants Terribles (Half Note), documents a night at the Blue Note in Manhattan from the quartet of Lee Konitz, alto sax; Bill Frisell, guitar; Gary Peacock, bass and Joe Baron, drums. The repertoire is six indelible standards familiar to most jazz musicians and fans, but played with an adventurous freedom and intriguing open-endedness. It’s a far cry from Konitz’s early years, when he was in thrall to the teachings of Lennie Tristano and played with melodic imagination but a strict adherence to an almost metronomic rhythm, and fealty to intricate harmonic theories. Here rhythms float and bob, submerge and erupt, seemingly at collective will, and harmonies can be as insubstantial as wisps of smoke. The quartet's approach to Cole Porter's "What Is This Thing Called Love?" is so abstract only those intimately familiar with the song's every contour will identify it in this version: from Konitz's opening lyrical meanderings through Frisell's upped-tempo solo and the final colloquy among all four musicians in a tempo-less improvisation. In contrast, "Body and Soul" reveals itself fairly early; after a Baron on brushes opening, Konitz teases out the tune in supple meditation on the theme, as guitar and bass react with a subtle shuffle over double-time from the drums. Peacock's central solo is enhanced by Baron's turning his kit into primal drums by eschewing sticks for fingers. Konitz's return suggests song as liturgy, a heraldic, semi-rubato delineation of the haunting melody. Konitz plays freely, but familiarly enough, with "Stella by Starlight," a track notable for its constant interplay of alto sax and guitar with bass and drums injecting variables from free time to emphatic backbeats. A seductive, Afro-Latin beat entices swirling lines from alto and guitar that eventually unfurl into "I'll Remember April." Baron begins, and hints at the melody of "I Remember You" on tom-toms and cymbals, before Frisell sings it with his silvery tones. Peacock opens "I Can't Get Started" and continues echoing the song under alto and guitar in a spacey, wafting version that ends with a tag suggesting falling water. Matt Garrison's Projection is at Somethin’ Jazz Club on Aug. 11 and his Code Name band is at Shrine on Aug. 14. The Enfants Terribles quartet returns to the Blue Note Aug. 15 to 19.
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SUPPORT THE JAZZ MUSEUM IN HARLEM www.jazzmuseuminharlem.org ALOUETTE FRENCH BISTRO: 2588 Bway (bet 97 & 98 Sts). www.alouettenyc.com. 212-222-6808. Free adm. Tues: 7-9pm. AMERICAN LEGION POST: 248W 132nd St (bet 7th & 8th Avs). 212-283-9701. www.colchasyoungharlempost398.com. Wed-Thurs&Sun: 7:30pm-12am Jam. BELLA LUNA: 584 Columbus Av (bet 88th & 89th Sts). www.bellalunanyc.com. 212-8772267. Free adm. Tues: 8-10:30pm Jack Wilkins & guests. Aug 7: Harvie S; 14: Paul Bollenback; 21: Bucky Pizzarelli; 28: Roni Ben-Hur. BEMELMANS: At Carlyle Hotel. 35E 76th St at Madison. www.thecarlyle.com. 212-7441600. Mon 5:30-8:30&9pm-12am, Sun 5:308:30pm: Earl Rose Trio. Sun 9pm-12am: Karen Oberlin. BILL’S PLACE: 148W 133rd St (bet Lenox & 7th Avs). www.billsaxton.com. 212-281-0777. $20 don. Fri: 9&11pm Bill Saxton All-Star Band. Aug 21: 6-8pm free adm Charlie Parker Jazz Festival feat Musical Storytelling. BILLIE’S BLACK RESTAURANT & LOUNGE: 271W 119th St (bet St. Nicholas Av & Frederick Douglass Blvd). 212-2802248. www.billiesblack.com. BRASSERIE JULIEN: 1422 3rd Av (bet 80th & 81st Sts). www.brasseriejulien.com. 212744-6327. Free adm. Thurs 6:30-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 7pm-12am: Sedric Choukroun & friends; Sun: 2-5:30pm Jazz Brunch feat Janelle Allbritton Trio. CAFÉ CARLYLE: At Carlyle Hotel. 35E 76th St at Madison. www.thecarlyle.com. 212-744-1600. CAMPAGNOLA: 1382 1st Av at 74th St. 212861-1102. Mon-Sat 8pm-12am. Mon: Clint Hayes; Tues-Thurs: Freddy Solis; Fri-Sat: Effie Jansen. CHARLES A. DANA DISCOVERY CENTER: 36W 110th St at Cantral Park & Lenox. www.jazzmobile.org. www.centralpark.com. Free adm. Aug 16: 6:30pm Conversation w/Cynthia Holiday, Lynette Washington & Queen Esther. CHOCOLAT RESTAURANT LOUNGE: 221723 Frederick Douglas Blvd. 212-222-4545. www.chocolatlounge.com. Thurs&Sun: 6& 8pm. CLEOPATRA’S NEEDLE: 2485 Bway (bet 92nd & 93rd Sts). www.cleopatrasneedleny. com. 212-769-6969. Sets: Mon-Tues 8pm1am, Wed-Thurs 7pm-2:30am, Fri-Sat 8pm3am, Sun 4pm-1am. Free adm/$10 min. Trios except otherwise noted. Mon: Roger Lent; Tues: Robert Rucker; Wed: Open mic w/Les Kurtz; Sun: Open mic w/Keith Ingham. Jam
ev night: Mon w/Roger Lent, Tues w/Robert Rucker, Wed w/Joonsam Lee, Thurs w/Daisuke Abe, Fri-Sat w/Jesse Simpson, Sun w/Jazz Trio. Aug 2: Michika Fukumori; 3: Dan Furman; 4: Masami Ishikawa Organ Qrt; 9: Dona Carter; 10: Mamiko Watanabe; 11: Nial Djuliarso; 16: Hank Janson; 17: Wade Barnes; 18: Ken Simon Qrt; 23: Rahn Burton; 24: Joonsam Lee; 25: Kuni Mikami Qrt; 30: Clifford Barbado; 31: Yaakov Mayman. COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY: Low Library. 1214 Amsterdam Av. www.cs.columbia.edu. 212939-7000. CORCHO WINE ROOM: 227 Dyckman St. 212300-5700. www.corchowineroom.com. Thurs: 9pm. CREOLE: 2167 3rd Av at E118th St. 212-8768838. www.creolenyc.com. EATS RESTAURANT & BAR: 1055 Lexington Av at 75th St. 212-396-3287. www.eatsonlex. com. Sun 6-8pm JaRon Eames. 449 LA: 449 Lenox Av (bet 132nd & 133rd Sts). 212-234-3298. Thurs: 1-3:30pm Jazz & Dessert; Fri-Sat: 8:30pm; Sun: 1-3:30pm&48pm Patio Jazz. GARDEN CAFE: 4961 Bway at W207th St. 212544-9480. www.gardencafenyc.com. Fri-Sat: 8-11pm Anette Aguilar & String Beans or Paul Hemmings. Aug 11&25: 7:30-10:30pm Tomas Janzon Duo. GINNY’S: At Red Rooster. 310 Lenox Av (bet 125th & 126th). www.ginnyssupperclub.com. 212-792-9001. Sun: 8-11:30pm JC Stylles Urban Dusk. Aug 2: Christain Scott; 8: Malika Zara; 11: Bobbi Humphrey; 19-20: 9&10:30pm free adm Charlie Parker Jazz Festival feat 08/19 Andy Milne & Bandwidth, 08/20 Lakecia Benjamin. GRANT’S TOMB: Riverside Dr & W122nd St. www.jazzmobile.org. Free adm. Wed: 7pm. Aug 1: Ray Mantilla; 8: Cynthia Scott; 15: Frank Wess; 22: Jimmy Owens; 29: Barry Harris. GREAT HILL: Central Park West & 106th St. www.jazzmobile.org. Free adm. Aug 18: 4pm Wycliffe Gordon, Alyson Williams; Steve Kroon, Brianna Thomas. HARLEM SCHOOL OF THE ARTS: 645 St. Nicholas Ave. Free adm. 212-926-4100. www.harlemschoolofthearts.org. Aug 21: 6:30-8pm free adm Charlie Parker Jazz Festival panel w/Jimmy Heath, Steve Coleman, Jaleel Shaw & Antonio Ciacca by Ashley Kahn. HARLEM TAVERN: 2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd at 116th St. www.harlemtavern.com. 212866-4500. Tues: 7-10pm Bill Saxton & Harlem All-Stars; Sat-Sun: 12-4pm Jazz Brunch. HENRY’S: 2745 Bway at 105th St. 212-866-0600. Free adm. Sat: 12-3pm Jazz Brunch w/Bill Wurtzel. HUDSON RIVER CAFÉ: 697W 133rd St at Riverside. www.hudsonrivercafe.com. 212491-9111. Sat-Sun: 11am-4pm Jazz Brunch. JACKIE ROBINSON PARK: 148th St at Bradhurst & Edgecomb Avs. Free adm. Sets: 7pm. Aug 3: Nat Adderly, Jr; 7: Robert Glasper Experiment; 10: Will Calhoun; 24: Lynette Washington. LENOX LOUNGE: 288 Lenox Av (bet 124th & 125th Sts). 212-427-0253. www.lenoxlounge. com. See ad on page 15. LIME LEAF: 128W 72nd St (bet Columbus & Amsterdam Avs). 212-501-7800. Mon-Thurs: 710pm. Tues: Michelle Zangara Trio; Wed: Julie Grahm; Thurs: Emma Larsson. LONDEL’S SUPPER CLUB: 2620 Frederick Douglas Blvd (bet 139th & 140th Sts). 212234-6114. www.londelsrestaurant.com. FriSat: 8-11pm $5 adm. Aug 17: 8-11pm free adm Taeko.
MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC: Bway & 122nd St. 212-749-2802. www.msmnyc.edu. MARCUS GARVEY PARK: 122nd St at 5th Av. www.jazzmobile.org. Free adm. Aug 17: 7pm Jazzmobile feat Bobby Sanabria; 24-25: Charlie Parker Jazz Festival 08/24 7-9pm Bird w/Strings feat Miguel Atwood-Ferguson & spec guests + Theatrical Presentation by Daniel Carlton feat On the Wings of Yardbird; 25: 3-7pm Roy Haynes, Rene Marie & Experiment In Truth, Derrick Hodge, ERIMAJ; 31: 7pm Jazzmobile feat Geri Allen. MO-BAY: 17W 125th St. 212-876-9300. www.mobayuptownnyc.com. MOSCOW 57 UNDER THE TRACKS: At The Urban Garden. 1640 Park Av at 116th St. www.moscow57.com. 646-584-2387. Sets: 69pm. Aug 1 Mary Foster Conklin; 15: Jan Leder. NATIONAL JAZZ MUSEUM IN HARLEM: 104E 126th St #2C. (bet Park & Lexington Avs). 212-348-8300. www.jmih.org. Free adm. Tues 7-8:30pm Jazz for Curious Listeners series in Aug: Christian McBride; Tues: 9:3010:30pm see Rockwood Music Hall. Harlem Speaks series 6:30-8:30pm w/Aug 16: Nasheet Waits; 23: Ralph Paterson Jr. Aug 11: 12-4pm Saturday Panels series w/Jazz in the Movies. NEW AMSTERDAM MUSICAL ASSOCIATION: 107W 130th St (bet Lenox & Adam Clayton Powel Blvds). 212-234-2973. www.namajama.org. NEW LEAF CAFÉ: 1 Margaret Corbin Dr. Fort Tryon Park. www.newleafrestaurant.com. 212-568-5323. Fri 7:30-10:30pm. 92Y: 92nd St at Lexington Av. 212-415-5500. www.92y.org. Aug 24: 2-3pm Jan Leder & Jon Davis Duo in Warburg Lounge. PARIS BLUES: 2021 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd at 121st St. 212-222-9878. Mon: 9pm1am John Cooksey Trio; Tues: 9pm-12am Elliot Pineiro Sumba Swing; Wed: 8pm-12am free adm Jam w/Les Goodson Holy Ghost Voodoo Qnt. PARLOR ENTERTAINMENT: 555 Edgecombe Av at 160th St. #3F. 212-781-6595. www.parlorentertainment.com. Sun: 4pm free adm w/Marjorie Eliot, Bob Cunningham, Sedric Choukroun & spec guests. PIATTO D’ORO: 1429 5th Av (bet 116th & 117th Sts). www.granpiattorestaurant.com. 212722-2244/2161. Sat 6pm&Sun 2pm: Vesco. RIVERSIDE CHURCH: 91 Claremont Av (bet 120th & 122nd Sts). 1st Mon: 10am-12pm Open meeting by Harlem Arts Alliance www.harlemaa.org/347-735-4280. SASA’S LOUNGE: 924 Columbus Av at 105th St. www.sasasloungenyc.yolasite.com. 212865-5159. Wed-Thurs&Sun: 9pm-1am; Fri: 10pm-2am. SETTEPANI: 196 Lenox Av at 120th St. 917492-4806. www.settepani.com. Sun: 7-10pm Sedric Shukroon Trio. 78 BELOW: 380 Columbus Av (bet 78th & 79th Sts). www.78below.com. Ev other Sun: 27pm Jam w/Charles Glasser & Matt Feinberg. SHRINE: 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd (bet 133rd & 134th Sts). 212-690-7807. www.shrinenyc.com. Free adm. Sun: 5-8pm Jam w/Lu Reid. Aug 3: 6pm Move; 5: 8pm Shrine Big Band; 6: 6pm Elad Gellert, 9pm Ras Chemash; 7: 6pm Pojection: Zero; 9: 6pm Frank Bambara; 10: 6pm David Kardas; 13: 6pm Larry Corban; 14: 6pm Matt Garrison Projection, 8pm Alberto el Mamífero; 15: 6pm Pablo Masis; 16: 6pm
Lola; 17: 6pm Esprit 220, 8pm Harrison Young Qnt; 22: 6pm Pravin Thompson Qnt; 23: 6pm Lola; 25: 7pm Andres Jimenez y el Dilemastronauta; 28: 8pm Lieven Venken Trio, 9pm Marine Futin; 30: 6pm Lola; 31: 6pm Donee Middleton. SHOWMAN’S: 375W 125th St at Morningside. www.myspace.com/showmansjazz. 212-8648941. SMOKE: 2751 Bway (bet 105th & 106th Sts). 212-864-6662. www.smokejazz.com. Sets: Sun-Thurs Early (E) 7,9&10:30pm, Late (L) 11:30pm, Fri-Sat E 8,10&11:30pm, L 12:30am, Brunch (B) Sat-Sun: 11:30am,1& 2:30pm. Adm/min vary. Mon: 7&9pm Smoke Big Band by Bill Mobley, 10:30pm Jam w/John Farnsworth Qnt; Tues: E Mike LeDonne Qrt, L Jason Marshall Organ Qrt; Wed: L Roxy Coss; Thurs: E Gregory Generet, L Nickel & Dime OPS; Fri: L Ken Fowser Qnt; Sat: B Annette St. John Trio, L Johnny O’Neal & friends; Sun: B Annette St. John Trio, E SaRon Crenshaw Band, L Cynthia Soriano. Aug 1: Michael Dease Qnt; 3-4: Helen Sung Qnt; 8: Rodney Green Qrt; 9: Dee Daniels Qrt; 10-11: George Cables Qrt; 15: Tribute to Wes Montgomery w/John Webber Qrt; 17-18: Ronnie Cuber Qrt feat Kenny Drew Jr.; 22: Vondie Curtis Hall Qrt w/Antoine Drye; 24-25: One For All Sxt; 29: Vondie Curtis Hall Qrt w/Antoine Drye; 31Sep 1: Steve Turre Qnt. SUGAR BAR: 254W 72nd St (bet Bway & W End Av). 212-579-0222. www.sugarbarnyc.com. Adm varies. Sets: 8pm unless otherwise noted. Thurs 9pm: Open Mic w/Andre Smith & Sugar Bar All Star Band. TRIAD THEATER: 158W 72nd St (bet Bway & Columbus). www.triadnyc.com. 212-3622590. $15 adm + 2 drink/min. Aug 18: 9:30pm Scot Albertson. WHOLE FOOD: Upper West Side. 808 Columbus Av at 97th St. Aug 17: 5-7pm free adm Charlie Parker Jazz Festival.
MID-TOWN MANHATTAN (Between 35th & 69th Street) ABINGDON THEATRE: 312W 36th St (bet 8th & 9th Avs). 6th Fl. www.abingdontheatre.org. 212-868-2055. Aug 12: 7-9pm $10 adm (discounted for Hot House readers, use code HotHouse30) John Marshall Qnt feat Alex Hoffman. AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM: 2 Lincoln Sq on Columbus Av (bet 65th & 66th Sts). www.folkartmuseum.org. 212-595-9533. Free adm. Wed: 2-3pm Bill Wurtzel & Mike Gari Duo. B SMITH’S: 320W 46th St (bet 8th & 9th Avs). 212-315-1100. www.bsmith.com. Free adm. Fri-Sat: 8:30-11:30pm Albert Rivera Organ Trio; Sun: 12-3pm Jazz Brunch feat Duos. BAR ON FIFTH: At Setai Hotel. 400 5th Av (bet 36th & 37th Sts). www.setaififthavenue.com. http://www.capellahotels.com/newyork/baron-fifth-en.html. 212-695-4005. Ev night: 811pm free adm/1 drink min. Sun: 10am Tina deVaron. Aug 1-5,12,19&26: Alberto Pibiri; 611: Pete Van Nostrand; 13-18: Curtis Lundy Trio; 20-25: Antonio Ciacca; 27-31: Jaimeo Brown. BIRDLAND: 315W 44th St (bet 8th & 9th Avs). 212-581-3080. www.birdlandjazz.com. Sets: 8:30&11pm, except Mon 7&9:30pm, Sun 6,9&11pm. Adm varies/$10 min. Mon: 7pm 1st set + 9:30pm Jim Caruso Cast Party; Wed: 5-7pm Louis Armstrong Centennial Band by David Ostwald; Fri: 5:15-7pm Birdland Big Band; Sun: 6pm Jazz Party + Arturo O’Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orch. Aug 1-
4: Masters Qrt feat Steve Kuhn, Dave Liebman, Steve Swallow & Billy Drummond; 7-11: Al Foster & George Mraz Qrt; 14-18: John Abercrombie Qrt; 19: 6pm Melissa Hamilton; 20: 7pm William Blake; 21-25: Richie Beirach Qnt; 28-Sep 1: Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration Qnt feat Tom Harrell & Vincent Herring. BRYANT PARK: 6th Av (bet 41st & 42nd Sts). www.bryantpark.org. 212-768-4242. Mon-Fri 12:30-2:30pm except 08/2,9&16 2-4pm: Piano in the Park. Aug 1-3: Sue Maskaleris; 6-10: Kuni Mikami; 13-17: Victor Lin; 20-24: Larry Ham; 27-31: Frank Owens. CARNEGIE CLUB: At City Spire Centre. 156W 56th St. www.thecarnegieclub.net. 212-9579676. Fri: 9:30pm-12:30am; Sat: 8:30& 10:30pm Sinatra tribute feat Steve Maglio & Stan Rubin 11 Piece Orch. CHEZ JOSEPHINE: 414W 42nd St (bet 9th & Dyer Avs). www.chezjosephine.com. 212-5941925. Sat: 8pm-12am Sarah Mc Lawler Duo. CHURRASCARIA PLATAFORMA: 316W 49th St (bet 8th & 9th Avs). 212-245-0505. www.churrascariaplataforma.com. Fri-Sat: Portinho Trio feat Klaus Mueller. COBI’S PLACE: 516-624-9406. DAMROSCH PARK: 62nd St (bet Columbus & Amsterdam Avs). 212-721-6500. Aug 2: 7:30pm Bad Plus. DIZZY’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: Sun-Thurs 7:30&9:30pm, Fri-Sat add 11:30pm, After Hours (AH) 11pm, Fri-Sat 12:45am. Adm: $30/35, Mon $20, AH $10, student discounts w/ID. Min $10 table, $5 bar. Thurs: 11pm Late Night Session w/Michael Mwenso Trio & guests. Aug 1-5: Randy Weston & African Rhythms; 6: Marshall Gilkes & Sound Stories; 7-12: Cedar Walton Qrt; 13: Christian McBride; 14-19: Cedar Walton Qnt; 20: Bill Goodwin All Stars; 21-26: Trio Da Paz feat Harry Allen, Joe Locke & Maucha Adnet; 27: Joe Alterman & Houston Person Qrt; 28-Sep 2: Trio Da Paz feat Harry Allen, Joe Locke & Maucha Adnet. After Hours w/Aug 1-4: Brianna Thomas & friends; 7-11: Tony Lustig Qrt; 14-15&17-18: TK Blue & Blue Monk; 16: Paul Nedzela Qrt; 21-22&2425: Bryan Carter Trio; 28-29&31-Sep 1: Bruce Harris Qnt. DOCKS: 633 3rd Av at 40th St. 212-986-8080. www.docksoysterbar.com. Sun: 11:30am3pm Jazz Brunch w/Oleg Osenkov & guest. Aug 5: Paul Meyers; 12: tba; 19: Vic Juris; 26: Manuel Valera. FEINSTEIN’S: At Regency Hotel. 540 Park Av. at 61st St. www.feinsteinsattheregency.com. 212-339-4095. Sets: 8pm unless otherwise noted. Aug 1-11: except Mon&Sun Rebecca Kilgore & Harry Allen Qrt; 5: 8:30pm Sam Fazio; 13: Steven Maglio. FLUTE BAR: 205W 54th St (bet Bway & 7th Av). 212-265-5169. www.flutebar.com. Wed: 811pm. HAVARD CLUB: 35W 44th St (bet 5th & 6th Avs). 212-840-6600. www.hcny.com. Aug 10: 6-10pm Jack Wilkins, Jill McCarron, Pat O'Leary & Andy Watson. IGUANA RESTAURANT: 240W 54th St at Bway. 212-399-9457. Free adm. Aug 13: 8pm Vandoren Jam feat Mark Gross Qrt. IRIDIUM: 1650 Bway at 51st St. 212-582-2121. www.theiridiumjazzclub.com. Sets: 8&10pm. Adm varies/$15 min. Student 1/2 price adm 2nd set Tues-Thurs&Sun. Mon: except 08/6 Les Paul Monday w/Les Paul Trio & spec guests feat 08/13 Jimmy Vivino, 08/20 Dickey Betts, 08/27 Mike Stern; Aug 1: Corky Laing & Memory Thieves; 2-4: Ronnie Laws
w/Frank McComb; 5-6: Larry & Murali Coryell; 7: Barry Levitt Band w/Lauren Robert; 8: Pat Travers Band; 9: Michael Landau Gp; 10-12: Albert Lee; 14-15: New Rekooperators; 16-19: Stanley Jordan Trio; 21: Walking Man; 22: Cat Pack; 23-26: Pat Martino; 28: Terese Genecco & Little Big Band; 29: Jason Crosby & Rodney Holmes Band w/guests; 30-31: John Jorgenson. JAZZ AT KITANO: 66 Park Av at 38th St. 212885-7119. www.kitano.com. Sets: Mon 811:30pm, Tues 8-11pm Wed-Sat 8-9:15&1011:15pm, Sun 11am-2pm. $10 adm/$15 min/set, except Fri-Sat, $25 cover+min, Sun $29 buffet. Mon: Jam w/Iris Ornig; Tues: Lee Tomboulian Solo; Sun: Jazz Brunch w/Tony Middleton Trio. Aug 1: Pucci Amanda Jhones Qrt; 2: Ronny Whyte Trio; 3: Ed Laub & Howard Alden Duo; 4: Ed Laub & Paul Meyers Duo; 8: Marc Eliot & friends; 9: Family Business feat Bob Mover & Emilie Mover; 10: Glenda Davenport Qrt; 11: Antoinette Montague Qnt; 15: Kendra Shank Qrt; 16: Yaron Gershovsky Trio; 17: Emilio Solla & Bien Sur!; 18: Gene Bertoncini Trio; 22: Taeko Fukao Qrt; 23: Marlene VerPlanck Qrt; 24-25: Frank Kimbrough Trio; 29: Hendrik Meurkens Qrt; 30: Diva Trio; 31: Alexis Cole Qrt. JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER: Frederick P. Rose Hall, 5th Fl. Bway at 60th St. 212-2589800. www.jalc.org. JOE G: 244W 56th St (bet Bway & 8th Av). 212765-3160. Wed: 6:30-10pm Jeanne Gies & Howard Alden Duo. JUILLIARD SCHOOL: 60 Lincoln Center Plaza. 212-799-5000. www.juilliard.edu. LAMBS CLUB: 132W 44th St (bet 6th Av & Bway). www.thelambsclub.com. 212-9975262. Aug 15: 7:30-11pm Maurício de Souza Qrt feat Nancy Harms. LIGHTHOUSE: 111E 59th St (bet Park & Lexington Avs). 516-627-4468. Sets: 7:15pm. LOCAL 802: Associated Musicians of Greater New York Club Room. 322 W 48th St (bet 8th & 9th Sts). www.local802afm.org. Mon: 79:30pm Jazz Foundation of America Jam. L’YBANE: 709 8th Av (bet 44th & 45th Sts). 212582-2012. www.lybane.com. Tues 9pm-12am & Fri 10pm-1am: Rick Bogart. OCEANA: 120W 49th St (bet 6th & 7th Avs). 212-759-5941. www.oceanarestaurant.com. Sat: 9pm-12am. Aug 4: Johnny O'Neal Trio; 11: Ryan Hayden Qrt feat Marcus Printup; 18: Brandon Wright Qrt; 25: Ken Fowser. OPIA: 130E 57th St (bet Park & Lexington Avs). 212-688-3939. www.opiarestaurant.com. Mon&Sat: 8pm. PERA MEDITERRANEAN BRASSERIE: 303 Madison Av (bet 41st & 42nd Sts). 212-8786301. www.peranyc.com. Free adm. Fri: 6-9pm. PLAZA: Fifth Av at Central Park S. 212-7593000. www.theplaza.com. Free adm. Wed: 8:30pm Kat Gang; Thurs: 8:30pm Lapis Luna Qrt feat Shawn Aileen Clark; Fri: 8pm Doug Acosta. RUE 57: 60W 57th St at 6th Ave. 212-307-5656. www.rue57.com. Sets: 8-11:30pm. Aug 9: Warren Chiasson Qrt; 23: Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith; 31: Ralph Peterson Fo'tet. SAINT PETER’S CHURCH: 619 Lexington Av at 54th St. (Citicorp Bld). www.saintpeters.org. 212-935-2200. 1st Mon: 7:30pm free adm International Women in Jazz Jam; ev 1st Wed: 1pm $10 don Midtown Jazz at Midday; Thurs: 12:30pm free adm Jazz on the Plaza; Sun: 5pm free adm Jazz Vespers. Aug 1: Jane Scheckter Qnt feat Warren Vaché; 2:
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BOB KINDRED TRIO Bob Kindred, tenor saxophone, John Hart, guitar Steve LaSpina, bass Brunch menu from $9.50-$17.50 Bar minimum $5 Sunday 12:30-3:30 CAFE LOUP 105 West 13th Street Reservations: 212-255-4746
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Jaleel Shaw Qrt; 5: Anna Dagmar; 8: New York Jazz 9; 9: T.K. Blue Ens; 11: Tribute to Abbey Lincoln; 12: Ricky Rodriguez Qrt; 15: Lynne Jackson Trio feat Mike Palter & Jim Repa; 16: Bruce Barth Qrt; 19: Ken Simon Qrt; 20: 7pm Nabil Totah; 22: Allen Farnham & Tomoko Ohno Duo; 23: Conrad Herwig Ens; 26: Marshall Gilkes Qnt; 29: Carol Sudhalter Qrt; 30: Jazz Knights Big Band from West Point. SOFIA’S RESTAURANT/CLUB CACHÉ: At Edison Hotel. 221W 46th St (bet Bway & 8th Av). 212-719-5799. $15 adm/$15 min. MonTues: 8-11pm Vince Giordano & Nighthawks Orch. Aug 23: Jill McManus & Christian Fabian Duo. SOMETHIN’ JAZZ CLUB: 212E 52nd St (bet 2nd & 3rd Avs). 212-371-7657. www.some thinjazz. com. Sets unless otherwise noted: PM Mon 5-9:30pm, Sat-Sun 5-6:45pm, Early (E) 7-8:45pm, Late (L) 9-10:45pm, Night (N) 11pm. Adm varies/$10 min. Mon: PM Alicia Tango Practica; Sat: 2-4pm NYJA. Aug 1: E Stephanie Saxon, L Darrell Smith Trio; 2: 122pm NYJA, 7:30-8:30pm Dario Boente & Christos Fafalides, L Jake Hertzog Trio; 3: L Jack Furlong Qrt; 4: PM In The Moment, E Hiroshi Yamazaki Qrt, US plus Jim West; 7: E Anna Elizabeth Kendrick, L Michael Eckroth Gp; 9: E Scott Sharon Spt, L Matt Vashlishan Trio, N Straight Street; 10: E Lady Leah & JazzMasters; 11: PM Lotus Position, E JB Baretsky Band, L Matt Garrison; 16: E James Gibbs III; 17: E Alex DeZenzo Trio, L Jacob Deaton; 18: PM Lee Feldman, E Imaginary Homeland, L Arun Luthra Qrt; 21: E Catherine Dupuis w/Russ Kassoff Duo; 22: E MJ Territo Trio; 23: E YvonneSimone, L Karen Taborn; 24: E Angela Davis Qrt, L Scott Reeves & Masayasu Tzboguchi Qnt feat Rich Perry; 25: PM Zach Resnick Qnt, E Donee Middleton & Jazz Noir, L John Petrucelli Qrt, N Tomoyasu Ikuta Gp; 26: E Devin Bing; 30: E Grupo Los Santos, L Christian Artmann Qrt; 31: E Marla Sampson Qnt. STUDIO 100 BAR: At Marriott Residence Inn. 1033 6th Av (bet 38th & 39th St) 3rd Fl. 212768-0007. Free adm/no min. Thurs: 7-10pm Trios. SWING 46: Jazz & Supper Club. 349W 46th St (bet 8 & 9th Avs). www.swing46.com. 212262-9554. Sets: Mon-Tues&Thurs 8:30pm, Wed&Sun 8pm, Fri-Sat 9:30pm. Mon: Tom Abbott Big Bang Big Band; Tues: except 08/7 George Gee Swing Orch; Wed: Stan Rubin Orch; Thurs: except 08/9 Felix & Cats Big Band; Fri: except 08/3&10 George Gee Swing Orch; Sat: tba; Aug 3,5&7: tba; 9: Ray Gelato; 12&26: Swingadelic; 19&26: tba. TGI FRIDAY’S: 677 Lexington Av at 56th St. 212-339-8858. www.tgifridays.com. Sun: 69pm Marc Devine Trio. TOMI JAZZ: 239E 53rd St (Bet 2nd & 3rd Avs). Lower level. www.tomijazz.com. 646-4971254. Sets: Mon-Thurs 9-11:30pm, Fri 9pm1am, Sat Early (E) 8-10:30pm, Late (L) 11pm1:30am. $10 adm/$10 min. Mon: ArcoIris Sandoval Trio; Tues: Megumi Habuka Duo; Wed: Eiko Rikuhashi Duo. Aug 2: Shoko Amano Trio; 3: Sooyoung Chin Duo; 4: E Scot Albertson, L Hiro Momoi Trio; 9: Senri Oe Qnt; 10: Kayo Hiraki; 11: E Perry Smith Gp, L Zamba 2 Samba; 16: Mamiko Taira Trio; 17: Gary Negbaur; 18: E Daniel Bennett Gp, L Maika Ezure Trio; 23: Erika Matsuo Trio; 24: Tomoko Omura & Glen Zaleski Duo; 30: Yuko Ito Trio; 31: tba. TURTLE BAY MUSIC SCHOOL: 244E 52nd St (bet 2nd & 3rd Avs). 212-753-8811. www.tbms.org. TUTUMA SOCIAL CLUB: 164E 56th St. 646300-0305. www.tutumasocialclub.com.
WORLD YACHT: Pier 81. W41st St & 12th Av. 212-630-8100. www.worldyacht.com. Aug 3: 7-10pm Birdland Django Reinhardt Festival feat Hot Club of Detroit.
LOWER MANHATTAN (Below 34th Street) ABC NO RIO: 156 Rivington St (bet Clinton & Suffolk Sts). www.abcnorio.org. 212-2543697. Sun: 7pm 2 sets + Open Session. Aug 5: Alex Soreff; 12: Barry Seroff & Lindsey Edards + Michael Evans, David Grollman & Andy Haas + Vin Scialla; 19: José Valente & Daniel Levin + John Boyle + John Ehlis & Amalia Lopez Chueca; 26: Michael Lytle & Evan Gallagher + Jonah Rosenberg & Aleks Karjaka. ANTIBES BISTRO: 112 Suffolk St. (bet Delancey & Rivington Sts). 212-533-6088. www.antibesbistro.com. Free adm/no min. Tues-Wed: 7:30-10:30pm. 1st Tues: Like Minds Trio w/Marty Isenberg; 1st Wed: Nancy G Trio; 2nd Tues: Alon Nechushtan Trio; 2nd Wed: Camila Meza; 3rd Tues: tba; 3rd Wed: Marianne Solivan; 4th Tues: Jason Prover Trio; 4th Wed: Lower East Side Hot Club; 5th Wed: tba. ANTIQUE GARAGE: 41 Mercer St. 212-2191019. www.antiquegaragesoho.com. WedThurs&Sun: 7-10pm; Sat-Sun: 12:30&3:30pm. APEXART: 291 Church St (bet White & Walker Sts). www.apexart.org. 212-431-5270. Mon,Tues&Sun. ARTHUR’S TAVERN: 57 Grove St. 212-6756879. www.arthurstavernnyc.com. Sets: 710pm. Mon: Grove Street Stompers feat Joe Licari; Tues: Yuichi Hirakawa; Wed: Eve Silber; Thurs-Sat: Eri Yamamoto Trio; Sun: Creole Cooking. B FLAT: Basement 277 Church St (bet Franklin & White Sts). www.bflat.info. 212-219-2970. Mon 8-11pm & Wed 8:30-11:30pm: Jordan Young Trio. BACK ROOM: 102 Norfolk St (bet Delancey & Rivington Sts). 212-228-5098. Mon except 08/6: 9pm-12am Svetlana Shmulyian 5tet. BAR NEXT DOOR: 129 McDougal St. 212-5295945. www.lalanternacaffe.com. Sets: MonThurs Early (E) 6:30pm, Late (L) 8:30& 10:30pm, Fri-Sat 7:30,9:30&11:30pm, Sun 8&10pm. Adm: E free, $12 all night + 1 drink min/set except Fri-Sat $12/set + 1 drink min/set. Trios unless otherwise noted. MonThurs: E Young Emerging Artists Series; Mon: L Vocal Mondays series; Wed: L Jonathan Kreisberg; Sun: Peter Mazza. Aug 1: E Mat Jodrell; 2: E Geoff Vidal, L Oleg Osenkov; 3: Tom Dempsey; 4: Jack Wilkins; 6: E tba, L Nancy Harms; 7: E Aleksi Glick, L Sebastian Noelle; 8: E Syberen van Munster; 9: E Benny Benack, L Kevin McNeal; 10: World on a String; 11: JC Stylles; 13: E Mike Bono, L Magic Trio feat Chris McNulty; 14: E Tom Finn, L Mike Baggetta; 15: E Isaac Darche; 16: E Caleb Curtis, L Jaleel Shaw; 17: Rick Stone; 18: Yotam Silberstein; 20: E PJ Rasmussen, L Daniela Schaechter; 21: E Jeremy Viner, L Adam Kolker; 22: E Syberen van Munster; 23: E Mark Cocheo, L Kaleidoscope; 24: Nick Moran; 25: Bruce Cox; 27: E Mike Bono, L Sofia Rei Koutsovitis; 28: E Aleksi Glick, L Oscar Penas; 29: E Mat Jodrell; 30: E Benny Benack, L Jason Ennis; 31: World on a String. BLACK DUCK: 122E 28th St. 212-204-5240. www.blackduckny.com. Thurs-Sat: 8:30pm. BLUE NOTE: 131W 3rd St at 6th Av. 212-4758592. www.bluenotejazz.com. Sets: 8&
10:30pm + 12:30am Fri-Sat Late Night, 12:30&2:30pm Sunday Brunch. Adm varies. Aug 1-5: Jane Monheit; 6: Maya Azucena; 712: Earl Klugh; 13: Will Calhoun Trio; 14: tba; 15-19: Lee Konitz, Bill Frisell, Gary Peacock & Joey Baron; 20: Marcus Strickland; 21-23: tba; 24-26: Christian Scott; 27: Revive Big Band; 28-Sep 2: Kenny Werner Qnt feat Lionel Loueke & Miguel Zenón. Late Night w/Aug 3: Out to Lunch; 4: Melvin Van Peebles wid Laxative; 10: cPhour; 11: Women of Soul; 17: Russell Taylor & Lalana; 18: Candice Anitra; 24: Malcolm Parson; 25: Statesmen; 31: Walter Christopher. Sunday Brunch w/Aug 5: Pedro Giraudo; 12: Gilad Hekselman; 19: Nobuki Takamen Trio; 26: Christine Vaindirlis. CAFÉ LOUP: 105W 13th St (bet 6th & 7th Avs). 212-255-4746. www.cafeloupnyc.com. Free adm/$5 min. Sun: Jazz Brunch 12:30am3:30pm, eve 6:30-9:30pm. Sun brunch: Bob Kindred, John Hart & Steve LaSpina; Sun eve: Junior Mance, Hide Tanaka & Michi Fuji Trio. CAFFE VIVALDI: 32 Jones St (bet Bleecker & 4th St). www.caffevivaldi.com. 212-691-7538. Free adm. Sun: 6pm Abe Ovadia, 7:15pm Jennifer Sullivan. CAPITAL GRILLE: 120 Bdway (at Pine & Nassau). www.thecapitalgrille.com. 212-3741811. Free adm/no cover. Fri: 6:30pm Richard Russo Trio. CHRISTOPHER STREET COFFEE HOUSE: 81 Christopher St (beet 7th Av & Bleecker). www.christopherstreetcoffeehouse.org. 212-242-5737. 3rd Thurs: 7:30pm $10 adm Songwriter's Beat by Valerie Ghent. CORNELIA STREET CAFÉ: 29 Cornelia St. 212-989-9319. www.corneliastreetcafe.com. Sets unless otherwise noted: MonThurs&Sun 8:30pm, Fri-Sat 9&10:30pm. Adm varies. Aug 1: 6pm Carmen Staaf Qnt, Gabriel Guerrero; 2: Jon Irabagon & Barry Altschul Trio; 3: Barry Altschul Gp; 4: Jon Irabagon Qrt; 5: Scott Tixier & Isopropyl Bop; 6: Arturo O’Farrill Trio; 7: Colony; 8: Green Screen; 9: Bobby Avey Qrt; 10: Mary Halvorson Trio; 11: Thumbscrew; 12: Dan Weiss & Ari Hoenig Duo; 13: Tabla Trio + Ramon Diaz Rumba Gp; 14: Nate Wood Band; 15: Rob Curto + Benji Kaplan; 16: Billy Newman Sxt; 17: Helio Alves Trio + Guilherme Monteiro & Jorge Continentinho Gp; 18: Gerald Cleaver & Black Host; 22: Chives; 29: Nina Moffitt Qrt + Sarah Elizabeth Charles; 30: Camila Meza + Sefira; 31: Peter Eldridge & Jo Lawry. CROOKED KNIFE: 29E 30th St (bet Park & Madison Avs). www.thecrookedknife.com. 212-696-2593. Tues: 7-10pm Iris Ornig Trio. CUPPING ROOM CAFE: 359W Bway (bet Broome & Grand Sts). 212-925-2898. www.cuppingroomcafe.com. Sat: 8:30pm12:30am Mal Stein & Cyrille Aimée. DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY: 13 Monroe St (bet Market & Catherine Sts). 212-4730043. www.downtownmusicgallery.com. Sun: 6pm In-Store shows. Aug 5: Giacomo Merega, Noah Kaplan, Andy Bianco & Joe Moffett Qrt; 12: Sarah Buechi, Ed Rosenberg & Justin Carroll + Jose Valente, Daniel Levin & Jason Kao Hwang; 19: Thomas Heberer; 26: Catherine Sikora + Groupthink. DROM: 85 Ave A (bet 5th & 6th Sts). 212-7771157. www.dromnyc.com. Aug 4: 9:30pm Farah Siraj; 8: 7:15pm Julie Eigenberg & Yaron Gershovsky Trio; 17: 7:15pm Oscar Peñas Trio; 31: 7:30pm Gabriel Alegria AfroPeruvian Sxt. DUANE PARK CAFÉ: 157 Duane St (bet Hudson & W Bway). www.duaneparknyc.com. 212-732-5555. Fri: 10:30pm Plume Parlor feat
S P O T L GEORGE CABLES SMOKE / AUGUST 10-11 Count on pianist George Cables to deliver straight-ahead jazz, from intense cookers to soulful originals. He has been the keyboardist of choice for a litany of greats including Dexter Gordon, Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson, Frank Morgan, Art Pepper, John Stubblefield and Gary Bartz. And it's not just the sax players who figured prominently in his career—Cables also earned the seal of approval from Art Blakey, Roy Haynes, Bobby Hutcherson, Max Roach and Philly Joe Jones. Cables just wrapped up an international tour with the all-star collaborative, the Cookers, supporting their new release Believe (Motema); keep an ear out for his recently completed trio recording My Muse. At Smoke, he'll have top-flight band members: saxophonist Craig Handy, bassist Ray Drummond and drummer Victor Lewis. EK HOT CLUB OF DETROIT WORLD YACHT / AUGUST 3 As part of the Birdland Django Reinhardt Festival, the progressive gypsy jazz ensemble Hot Club of Detroit will preview music from their upcoming Mack Avenue CD Junction. The band’s focus has shifted away from vintage swing, moving into a more modern style via later-period Miles Davis as evidenced on their previous recording It's About That Time. Fresh music and a modified line-up are on tap here. This Hudson River cruise show with the updated Hot Club of Detroit will feature saxophonist and clarinetist Andrew Bishop, a fine post-bop improvising proponent and saxophone instructor at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Bassist Shawn Conley has recently been added to support founding members Julien Labro on accordion and guitarist Evan Perri, alongside rhythm guitarist Paul Brady. MGN JOHN JORGENSON IRIDIUM / AUGUST 30-31 Guitarist John Jorgenson's primary interest is in gypsy jazz, although he was a founding member of The Desert Rose Band, performing last month at Iridium with Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen, and he toured for six years with Elton John. The virtuoso guitarist has recorded five CDs that interpret the music of the Quintet of the Hot Club of France, along with his originals, which bring the genre into the 21st century. He is also an accomplished clarinetist, tenor saxophonist, trombonist and keyboardist. Jorgenson's compositions on his most recent album, Istiqbal Gathering, with the Nashville Orchestra and the Turtle Island String Quartet, include music with a Middle Eastern flavor. Jorgenson portrayed gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt in the 2004 film Head in the Clouds. KD DAVID BASSE METROPOLITAN ROOM / AUGUST 2 For three decades, vocalist David Basse has been an advocate and champion of Kansas City jazz and blues. With the soul of a bon vivant and the spirit of a hipster, Basse sings with a craggy, lived-in baritone, a voice full of vividly personal cracks and crevices. On Uptown (Café Pacific), the CD for which this gig is a release party, Basse scats with insouciance, reels you into ballads with a raconteur's charm, and even renovates King Pleasure's famous vocalese on Bird's "Parker's Mood." And don't miss his nod to Louis Armstrong, (or is that Louis Prima?) on "Slow Boat to China." Phil Woods guests on the CD and Woods' bassist Steve Gilmore and drummer Bill Goodwin join pianist Joe Cartwright here. GK BILLY NEWMAN CORNELIA STREET CAFÉ / AUGUST 16 Through outstanding collaborations like the Brazilian Acoustic Ensemble, guitarist and composer Billy Newman has emerged as a leading exponent of the music of Brazil. Exploring far beyond the well-trodden bossa nova path, Newman unearths the full range of styles the country offers, including choro, baiào, valsa and samba, and gives American audiences a rich panoramic glimpse into Brazilian art, highlighting its parallels with progressive jazz. A recipient of composers residencies at Yaddo and MacDowell Colony, he is the curator of a three-day series at the club dedicated to the country's music. Newman will showcase his own group—a sextet with drummer Matt Kane, bassist Leco Reis, saxophonists Michael Attias and Eric Schugren and trumpeter Ben Holmes—in a concert primarily featuring his original works. SH
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Cables photo by Fran Kaufman, Hot Club of Detroit by Anna Webber, Mraz by Fran Kaufman, Mover by Fran Kaufman, I
L I G H T AL FOSTER/GEORGE MRAZ QUARTET BIRDLAND / AUGUST 7-11 Joe Henderson has been gone for 11 years but versatile drummer Al Foster and bassist George Mraz are making sure the tenor saxophonist won't be forgotten anytime soon. They worked together for nearly a decade to provide the solid groove in the Henderson band in the late 1980s and much of the 1990s. Now, the seasoned rhythm mates team up for five nights at Birdland to honor Henderson's rich legacy as an improviser and composer ("Black Narcissus," Inner Urge," "Recorda Me" and many more) in what would have been his 75th year on the planet. Tenor saxophonist Mark Turner is aboard the quartet for this run. Bill Charlap will be at the piano for the first three nights, followed by his wife, Renee Rosnes. KF BOB MOVER JAZZ AT KITANO / AUGUST 9 Saxophonist Bob Mover's remarkably soulful approach and profound harmonic style has often been compared to Charlie Parker and Sonny Rollins; but Mover's originality, flair and energy remain unmistakable. Mover seemed destined to be a musician from a young age. In high school he studied under Phil Woods and performed with such jazz legends as Zoot Sims, Kenny Dorham and James Moody. Later collaborations with Walter Davis, Jr. and Lee Konitz were well received by jazz critics. Mover has since cemented his career as a jazz icon with such solo releases as his 2008 It Amazes Me. His upcoming gig, billed as "Family Business," will feature his daughter Emilie Mover on vocals, guitarist Joe Cohn, bassist Bob Cranshaw and drummer Jimmy Wormworth. RM TRIO DA PAZ DIZZY'S CLUB COCA-COLA / AUGUST 21-26 AND 28-SEPTEMBER 2 Not long after guitarist Romero Lubambo and bassist Nilson Matta moved to New York City in 1985 from Brazil, they sought out drummer Duduka da Fonseca, who had arrived a decade earlier, and formed Trio da Paz. These masters of their instruments have expanded the boundaries of Brazilian jazz by creating sophisticated, swinging music, no matter the source. They have sought the best melodies: whether favorites by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luiz Bonfá and Dorival Caymmi, classical works by Bach, standards of the Great American Songbook, or timeless jazz compositions by Miles Davis, Clifford Brown or Chick Corea. All three musicians are also talented composers and have recorded several CDs individually as leaders, in addition to being in demand as guests on others' record dates. KD ETHAN IVERSON WITH ALBERT “TOOTIE” HEATH AND BEN STREET VILLAGE VANGUARD / AUGUST 21-26 Pianist Ethan Iverson's exceptional range showcases a deep love for avant-garde discourse and modernist themes. Since moving to New York City in 1991, Iverson's indemand skills and harmonic malleability have made him the subject of several fruitful collaborations with jazz royalty including saxophonist Lee Konitz, bassist Charlie Haden and drummer Paul Motian. As a member of the popular trio The Bad Plus, Iverson and company have expanded the jazz repertoire with their forward-thinking originals as well as their take on rock anthems such as Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and Rush's "Tom Sawyer." Iverson will demonstrate this type of musical palette alongside drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath and bassist Ben Street, whose collaboration was documented on the album Live at Smalls (SmallsLive). EW HAYES GREENFIELD 55 BAR / AUGUST 6 Saxophonist Hayes Greenfield is hard to categorize in relation to modern influences but he is thoroughly his own man. Called by some hard-edged or exploratory, Greenfield's alto sax sound certainly is thrilling, compelling and challenging. Using his talents to score for films and teach students, it seems it's his time to be heard on a grander scale. Through nine independently released albums, his latest the 2010 issue Light Shade Shadow, Greenfield has built an impressive track record of creating truly innovative, fiery, progressive jazz. It would seem the sky is the limit. Teamed with like-minded baritone and soprano saxophonist Roger Rosenberg, this quartet will be buoyed by an excellent rhythm section of bassist Dean Johnson and the always on-point drummer Adam Nussbaum. MGN
er, Elzy Kolb, Robert Milburn, Michael G Nastos & Eric Wendell Iverson by Fran Kaufman
DP Jazz Qrt; Sat: 8&10:30pm Tassel Room feat Candy Shop Boy. EAR INN: 326 Spring St (bet Greenwich & Washington Sts). 212-431-9750. Sun: 8-11pm EarRegulars w/Jon-Erik Kellso & friends; 1st Mon: 12-3am Matt Munisteri Qrt w/Jon-Erik Kellso. FAT CAT: 75 Christopher St at 7th Av. 212-6756056. www.fatcatmusic.org. $3 adm/no min. Sets unless otherwise noted: Early (E), Late (L), Night (N); Mon E 6pm, L 9pm, N 12:30am, Tues-Wed E 7pm, L 9pm, N 12:30am, Thurs&Sat E 7pm, L 10pm, N 1:30am, Fri E 7pm, L 9 + 10:30pm, N 1:30am, Sun E 6pm, L 9pm, N 12:30am. Ev N: Jam; Mon: N Billy Kaye; Tues: E Saul Rubin, N Greg Glassman; Wed: E except 08/8 Raphael D'lugoff Qrt, N Ned Goold; Fri: 9pm Gospel Queens; Sun: N Brandon Lewis & Renee Cruz. Aug 1: L Groover Trio; 2: E Dan Aran Qrt, L Saul Rubin, N tba; 3: 6pm Shimrit Shoshan Qrt, L Jared Gold & Dave Gibson, N tba; 4: E Joe Breidenstein Qnt, L Point of Departure, N tba; 5: E Ehud Asherie Trio, L Fat Cat Big Band; 6: E Tba, L Behn Gillece Qnt; 7: L CocoMama; 8: E tba, L Ron Byrd Qrt; 9: E Billy Kaye, L Greg Glassman Qnt, N tba; 10: E tba, L Raphael D'lugoff Qnt, N tba; 11: E David Schnitter Qrt, L Josh Evans Spt, N tba; 12: E Ehud Asherie Trio, L Tom Guarna Qnt; 13: E tba, L Ned Goold Qrt; 14: L Peter Brainin & Latin Jazz Workshop; 15: L Don Hahn & James Zeller Gp w/Randy; 16: E Ben Meigners, L Aruan Ortiz, N tba; 17: E Ray Gallon Trio; L Martino Atangana African, N tba; 18: E Richard Padron Trio, L tba, N Alexi David; 19: E Terry Waldo & Gotham City Band, L John Davis Trio; 20: E tba, L George Braith; 21: L tba; 22: L Ilya Lushtack; 23: E Tal Ronen Qrt, L Program Of Deprogramming, N tba; 24: L Ed Cherry, N tba; 25: E Ai Murakami Qrt, L&N tba; 26: 4pm Stride Piano Session, E Terry Waldo & Gotham City, L Alexi David; 27: E&L: tba; 28: L Itai Kriss & Salsa All-Stars; 29: L Theo Hill; 30: E Greg August Trio, L Afirazz, N tba; 31: 6pm Dmitry Baevsky Qrt, L Bruce Cox & Sense, N Tal Ronen. 55 BAR: 55 Christopher St (bet 6th & 7th Avs). 212-929-9883. www.55bar.com. Sets: Early (E) 7pm except Sat-Sun 6pm, Late (L) 10pm. 1st Thurs: Cervini & Jazz Country. Aug 6: L Hayes Greenfield & Roger Rosenberg Qrt; 7: E Sean Smith Trio; 29: L Donny McCaslin Qrt. 5C CULTURAL CENTER & CAFÉ: 68 Av C at 5th St. www.5cculturalcenter.org. 212-4775993. FLUTE BAR: 40E 20th St (bet Bway & Park Av S). 212-529-7870. www.flutebar.com. Free adm. 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), Late (L), Brunch (B); Mon E 7-11pm, L 10:30pm-2:30am, Tues E 7-10pm, L 10:30pm-2:30am, Wed-Thurs E 6-10pm, L 10:30pm-2:30am, Fri E 6:1510:15pm, L 10:45pm-2:45am, Sat B 12-4pm, E 6:15-10:15pm, L 10:45pm-2:45am, Sun B 11:30am-3:30pm, E 7-11pm, L 11:30pm2:30am. Mon: E Howard Williams Jazz Orch; Sun: E except 08/12 David Coss Trio. Aug 1: E Marc Devine Trio, L Tim McCall Trio; 2: E Josh Lawrence Qrt, L Adrian Cunningham Qrt; 3: E Hide Tanaka Trio, L Kevin Dorn a& Big 72; 4: B Larry Newcomb Trio, E Evgeny Sivtov Trio, L Daylight Blues Band; 5: B Ben Healy Trio, L Masami Ishikawa Trio; 6: L Ben Cliness Trio; 7: E Micheal Dease Big Band, L Chris Carroll Trio; 8: E Bobby Porcelli Qrt, L Andrew Atkinson Trio; 9: E Rick Stone Trio, L Michika Fukumori Trio; 10: E Joel Perry Trio, L Hot House; 11: B Daniela Schaechter Trio, E Brooks Hartell Trio, L Akiko Tsuruga Trio; 12: B Lou Caputo Qrt, E tba, L Mauricio de Souza Trio; 13: L Stephan Kammerer Qrt;
14: E Eyal Vilner Big Band, L Mayu Saeki Qrt; 15: E Dylan Meek Trio, L Anderson Brothers; 16: E Champian Fulton Trio, L Randy Johnston Trio; 17: E Alex Layne Trio, L Kevin Dorn & Big 72; 18: B Jacob Deaton Trio, E Brandon Lee Qrt, L Virginia Mayhew Qrt; 19: B Evan Schwam Qrt, L Abe Ovadia Trio; 20: L JT Project; 21: E Lou Caputo Not So Big Band, L Stan Killian Qrt; 22: E Carl Bartlett Jr. Qrt, L Paul Francis Trio; 23: E Rob Edwards Qrt, L Alan Chaubert Trio; 24: E Kyoko Oyobe Trio, L Joey Morant Trio; 25: B Marsha Heydt Qrt, E Champian Fulton Trio, L Virginia Mayhew Qrt; 26: B Iris Ornig Qrt, L Greg Lewis Trio; 27: L Joonsam Lee Trio; 28: E Cecilia Coleman Big Band, L Justin Lees Trio; 29: E Nick Moran Trio, L Steve Kortyka Trio; 30: E New Tricks, L Brian Carter Trio; 31: E Dave Kain Gp, L Dre Barnes Project. GREENWICH HOUSE: 46 Barrow St (bet 7th Av S & W 4th St). 212-242-4770. www. greenwichhouse.org. Wed: 8pm Sound It Out series. GREENWICH VILLAGE BISTRO: 13 Carmine St (bet Bleecker & 6th Av). 212-206-9777. www.greenwichvillagebistro.com. Sets: unless otherwise noted 9-11pm. Free adm. Aug 1: Peter Eckland; 4: Yumi; 7: 8-10pm Allen Esses; 9: Lisa Gulkin; 10: Kenji; 15: Peter Magrane. IDEYA LATIN BISTRO: 349W Bway (bet Broome & Grand Sts). www.ideya.net. 212625-1441. Aug 6: Christelle Durandy. JAZZ GALLERY: 290 Hudson St (bet Spring & Dominick Sts). www.jazzgallery.org. 212-2421063. Sets: 9&10:30pm. Adm varies. Aug 3: Rebecca Martin; 4: Chris Dingman Qnt; 10: Jason Palmer; 11: Matana Roberts; 17-18: Jason Lindner. JAZZ STANDARD: 116E 27th St (bet Park & Lexington Avs). www.jazzstandard.net. 212576-2232. Sets: 7:30&9:30pm + 11:30pm FriSat. Cover varies/no min. Mon: Mingus Mondays w/Mingus Big Band. Aug 1: Michael Carvin Experience; 2-5: no 11:30pm set Lou Donaldson Qrt; 7: Melissa Stylianou Qnt; 8: Either/Orch; 9-12: Freddy Cole Qrt; 14-15: Dafnis Prieto Proverb Trio; 16-19: Tierney Sutton Band; 21-22: Alvin Queen Qnt; 23-26: Steven Bernstein & Millennial Territory Orch w/spec guest Henry Butler; 28-Sep 2: no 11:30pm set Ron Carter Big Band. JOE’S PUB: At Public Theater. 425 Lafayette St & Astor Pl. www.joespub.com. 212-5398778. Adm varies. Aug 2: 7pm Michel Reis & Aaron Kruziki; 4: 7:30pm Kenny Brawner & Total Bent; 10: 8pm Kate McGarry Band; 25: 7pm Michael Kaeshammer. JULES BISTRO: 65 Saint Marks Pl (bet 1st & 2nd Avs). 212-477-5560. www.julesbistro.com. KASTEL LOUNGE: At Trump Soho Hotel. 246 Spring St at Varick. 212-842-5500. www.trumpsohohotel.com. Thurs: 8-11pm free adm Ginetta & Vendetta. KNICKERBOCKER BAR & GRILL: 33 University Pl at 9th St. 212-228-8490. www.knickerbockerbarandgrill.com. Fri-Sat: 9:45pm. Aug 10-11: Nicki Parrott. LE PESCADEUX: 90 Thompson St (bet Prince & Spring Sts). www.lepescadeux.com. 212966-0021. Sets: Tues-Wed 7-10pm, Sun Brunch 12-4pm. Sun: Gabrielle Stravelli. LE POISSON ROUGE: 158 Bleecker St at Thompson St. www.lepoissonrouge.com. 212-796-0741. Adm varies. Aug 2: 7:30& 10:30pm Bill Frisell Explores the Music of John Lennon. L.E.S GALLERY CAFÉ: At Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center: 107 Suffolk St (bet Rivington & Delancey Sts). 212-253-2280. csvcenter.com. See Clemente
Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center. LITTLE BRANCH: 20 Leroy St at 7th Av S. 212-929-4360. www.littlebranch.net. METROPOLITAN ROOM: 34W 22nd St (bet. 5th & 6th Avs). www.metropolitanroom.com. 212-206-0440. Aug 2: 7pm David Basse, 9:30pm Duos w/Sean Harkness; 9&16: 7pm John DiPinto & Mary Foster Conklin; 28-31: 7pm Allan Harris feat Orrin Evans 08/28, Dave Hazeltine 08/29, Taylor Eigsti 08/30, Christian Sands 08/31. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN: 1 Bowling Green (bet State & Whitehall Sts). www.nmai.si.edu. 212-5143700. Aug 2: Opening of exhibit Up Where We Belong: Native Americans in Popular Culture feat Julia Keefe & Millie Project! NEW SCHOOL: 66W 12th St. 212-229-5600. www.newschool.edu. NEW SCHOOL JAZZ PERFORMANCE SPACE: 55W 13th St, 5th Fl. 212-229-5488. www.newschool.edu/jazz. Aug 22-23: free adm Charlie Parker Jazz Festival feat 08/22 6:30-8pm Conversation w/Miguel AtwoodFerguson & Ashley Kahn, 08/23 11am-12pm Workshop, 6:30-8pm Theatrical Presentation by Daniel Carlton feat When Smalls Had it All. NEW YORK CITY BAHÁ’Í CENTER: 53E 11th St (bet Bway & University). 212-222-5159. www.bahainyc.org/jazz. Sets: 8&9:30pm. $10/15 adm. Aug 7: Jorge Sylvester Big Band; 14: Corina Bartra Peruvian Jazz Ens; 21: Cecilia Coleman Big Band; 28: Mike Longo Funk Meets Jazz. NEW YORK UNIVERSITY: 35W 4th St 6th Fl. www.nyu.edu. 212-998-4550. NORTH SQUARE: At Washington Square Hotel. 103 Waverly Pl at McDougal. 212-2541200. www.northsquarejazz.com. Sun: 12:30-3pm free adm Jazz Brunch. Aug 5: Cynthia Soriano Trio w/Saul Rubin & Jonathan Michel; 12: Roz Corral Trio w/Yotam Silberstein; 19: Roz Corral Trio w/Gilad Heckselman & Orlando le Fleming; 26: Camila Meza Trio w/Yotam Silberstein & Marco Panascia. NUYORICAN POETS CAFÉ: 236E 3rd St (bet Avs B & C). www.nuyorican.org. Thurs: 9pm $8 adm Latin Jazz; 1st Sat: 9pm $15/10 adm Puddin’ Jazz series + Jam; last Sun: 8pm $10 adm Bobby Sanabria & New School Afro-Cuban Big Band. ONE IF BY LAND, TWO IF BY SEA: 17 Barrow St (bet 7th Av & W4th St). 212-2558649. www.oneifbyland.com. Tues&Thurs 611pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am-3pm: Ryo Sasaki & Nial Djuliarso Duo. ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL: 196 Allen St (bet Houston & Stanton Sts). 212-477-4155. www.rockwoodmusichall.com. Tues: 9:3010:30pm $10 adm www.jmih.org/212-3488300, Spontaneous Combustion series by Jonathan Batiste. Last Tues: 12am Dred Scott Trio. RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART: 150W 17th St. www.rmanyc.org. 212-620-5000X344. $18/20 adm. 7pm Harlem in the Himalayas series www.jmih.org/212-348-8300. Aug 3: Brian Lynch; 17: Emmet Cohen. SILVER LINING: 75 Murray St (bet Bway & Greenwich Sts). www.silverliningbar.com. 212-513-1234. SKIRBALL CENTER: At New York University. 566 LaGuardia Pl at Washington Sq S. 212998-4941. www.skirballcenter.nyu.edu. SMALLS: 183W 10th St at 7th Av. 212-2525091. www.smallsjazzclub.com. Sets unless otherwise noted: Afternoon (PM), Early (E), Late (L), Night (N); Mon-Tues E 6:30pm, L
9pm, N 12am, Wed PM 5pm, L 9pm, N 12am, Thurs PM 4pm, E 7:15pm, L 9pm, N 12am, Fri PM 4pm, E 7:30pm, L 10pm, N 1am, Sat PM 4:30pm, E 7:30pm, L 10pm, N 1am, Sun PM 1pm, E 4pm, L 8:30pm, N 11pm. Jam following N. Adm varies. Wed-Fri: PM free adm Jam; Mon: N Spencer Murphy; Tues: E Piano Solo w/Spike Wilner, N Theo Hill & Josh Evans w/Frank Lacy; Wed: PM Tap Dance Jam w/Michela Lerman; Thurs: PM Jam w/Sacha Perry Gp, L Bruce Harris & Alex Hoffman Qnt 08/2&23, Carlos Abadie Qnt 08/9&30; Fri: PM Jam w/Sam Raderman, L Lawrence Leathers 08/3,17&24, Spike Wilner Trio 08/10&31; Sun: PM Vocal Masterclass by Marion Cowings, E Singer Open Mic by Lezlie Harrison, L Johnny O'Neal Trio. Aug 1: L John Eckert Qnt, N Sean Nowell; 2: E Ehud Asherie Solo, L Waldron Ricks Gp; 3: E Ned Goold Trio, L John Marshall Qnt; 4: PM Emily Braden, E Pete Malinverni Trio, L John Marshall Qnt, N Anthony Wonsey Trio; 5: N Ken Fowser & Behn Gillece; 6: E Jerome Sabbagh Duo, L Ari Hoenig Gp; 7: L Jesse Green Gp; 8: L Patrick Cornelius Gp, N Melissa Aldana; 9: E Marianne Solivan Trio, L Brian Charette Gp; 10: E Marion Cowings, L E.J. Strickland Qnt; 11: PM Danny Weller Gp, E Dwayne Clemons Qnt, L E.J. Strickland Qnt; 12: N Mike Karn; 13: L Ari Hoenig Gp; 14: L Rodney Green Gp; 15: L Jorge Sylvester Qrt Imagination, N Adam Larson; 16: E Ehud Asherie Solo, L Henry Cole Gp; 17: E Tardo Hammer, L Otis Brown III Gp; 18: PM Jordan Young, E Ralph LaLama & Bop Juice, L Otis Brown III Gp; 20: L Greg Hutchinson Gp; 21: L Owl Trio Gp; 22: L Ferenc Nemeth Gp, N RJ Miller; 23: E Peter Bernstein Solo, L Duane Eubanks Gp; 24: E Chris Byars Qrt, L David Weiss Sxt; 25: PM Towner Galager, E Zaid Nasser, L David Weiss Sxt; 26: N David Schnitter; 27: L Orrin Evans Gp; 28: L Quincy Davis Gp; 29: L Quincy Davis Gp, N Matt Geraghty; 30: E Ehud Asherie Solo, L Tatum Greenblatt Gp; 31: E Sean Smith Gp, L Joe Magnarelli Qrt feat Mulgrew Miller. ST JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH: 83 Christopher St (bet Bleecker & W 4th Sts). Sun: 6pm Jazz Mass w/Sharel Cassity. STAGE LEFT STUDIO: 214W 30th St (bet 7th & 8th Avs), 6th Fl. www.stageleftstudio.net. 212-838-2134. Aug 10: 8pm $22 adm Forbidden Kiss Live! feat DeeAnne Gorman. STONE: 2nd St at Av C. www.thestonenyc. com. Tues-Sun. Sets: Early (E) 8pm, Late (L) 10pm. Adm varies. SULLIVAN HALL: 214 Sullivan St (bet W3rd & Bleecker Sts). www.sullivanhallnyc.com. 866-468-7619. Aug 25: Claire Daly & Tribecastan. TRATTORIA NARCISO: 289 Bleecker St at 7th Av. Tues: 8-11:30pm Dorian Devins Qrt. UMBERTO’S CLAM HOUSE: 132 Mulberry St (bet Grand & Hester Sts). 212-431-7545. www.umbertosclamhouse.com. Mon: 5-6pm Live broadcasting of James L Dean. UNIVERSITY OF THE STREETS: 130E 7th St at Ave A. www.universityofthestreets.org. 212-254-9300. Aug 26: 7pm $15 adm “Post” Charlie Parker Festival Jam w/Bernard Linnette & Interactives. VELOUR LOUNGE: 297 10th Av at W27th St. 212-279-9707. www.velournyc.com. Wed: 6:30-9:30pm free adm Bill Wurtzel & guest. VILLAGE VANGUARD: 178 7th Av S at 11th St. 212-255-4037. www.villagevanguard.com. Sets: 9&11pm. Adm: Mon-Thurs $25/1 drink min. Mon: Vanguard Jazz Orch. Aug 1-5: Fellowship Band; 7-12: Warren Wolf Qrt; 1419: Tom Harrell Qrt; 21-26: Ethan Iverson, Ben Street, Albert “Tootie” Heath; 28-Sep 2: Jenny Scheinman Qrt.
VISION FESTIVAL: www.visionfestival.org. 212-696-6681. See Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center. WAITLAND: 700 E 9th St at Av C. 212-7777022. www.thewaylandnyc.com. Mon: 7:3011pm free adm Susan Kramer Trio. WALKER’S: 16N Moore St at Varick. 212-9410142. Sets: 8-11pm. Sun: Peter Leitch Duo. Aug 5: Charles Davis; 12: Dwayne Burno; 19: Ray Drummond; 26: tba. WESTBETH COMMUNITY ROOM: 55 Bethune St (bet West & Washington Sts). www.westbeth.org. 212-691-1500. 1st Fri: 79:30pm $10 adm Westbeth Music Festival. WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER: 220 Vesey St (bet North End Av & West St). Aug 25: Ecstatic™ Summer feat Darcy James Argue & Secret Society & Escort. ZEB’S: 223W 28th St (bet 7th & 8th Avs). 2nd Fl. www.zebulonsoundandlight.com. 212-6958081. Wed: 8pm $10 adm Saul Rubin Trio w/vocalist guest + Jam. Aug 25: Harlem Blues & Jazz Band. ZINC BAR: 82W 3rd St (bet Thompson & Sullivan). 212-477-8337. www.zincbar.com. Sets: Mon-Thurs 9,11pm&12:30am, Mon add 7:30pm&2am, Wed add 7pm, Fri-Sun 10, 11:30pm&1am. Adm varies. Early Evening Jazz series: 7pm. Mon: 10pm Ron Affif Trio; Tues: Late Night Evolution Jam w/Orrin Evans; Fri: African Jazz; Sat: Marianni w/Bossa Groove; Sun: Cidinho Teixeira Bossa. Aug 1: Valery Ponomarev; 2: Gregorio Uribe Big Band; 7: Jack Jeffers & NY Classics; 14: Alex Blake; 15: Gary Morgan & Panamericana Big Band; 16: Carlinhos Beliza Samba; 21: Misha Piatigorsky Spt; 22: Afrosambas; 23: Cyro Baptista & friends; 28: Regional De NY Choro; 29: Gregory Hutchinson. Early Evenings w/Aug 6: Jane Irving; 13: Charles Turner; 20: Charanee Wade; 22: Katsuko Tanaka; 27: Eliane Amherd; 29: Marcus Miller. ZIRZAMIN: 90W Houston St at Laguardia. 646-823-9617. www.zirzaminnyc.com. Tues: 7:30-9:30pm LaBella Strings series feat Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo w/guests.
BROOKLYN/QUEENS BAMCAFÉ: 30 Lafayette Av. Brooklyn. 718636-4100. www.bam.org. BAR 4: 444 7th Av. Brooklyn. 718-832-9800. www.bar4brooklyn.com. Aug 6: 7pm 4Play w/Mike Gamble. BAR TABAC: 128 Smith St at Dean St. Cobble Hill. www.bartabacny.com. 718-923-0918. Mon-Thurs 7:30-10pm; Sun: Brunch 1-4pm; Mon& Sun: Lipbone; Tues: Blue Vipers of Brooklyn; Wed: tba; Thurs: Stephane Wrembel. BARBÈS: 376 9th St (corner of 6th Av). Park Slope. www.barbesbrooklyn.com. 718-9659177. Mon: 7pm Brain Cloud; Wed: 10pm Mandingo Ambassadors; Sun: 9pm Stephane Wrembel. Aug 8: Mary Halvorson & Reverse Blue Band; 14: David Ullmann Qnt. BLACKBIRD’S: 41-19 30th Av. Astoria. 718943-6899. www.blackbirdsbar.com. Sun: 10pm-1am Jam Session w/Brian Woodruff. BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK: Pier 1. 42 Furman Av. Brooklyn. 718-802-0603. www.brooklynbridgepark.org. Aug 21: 7pm Jeremy Pelt.
BROOKLYN JAZZ UNDERGROUND: www.brooklynjazz.org. BROOKLYN LYCEUM: 227 Fourth Av (bet President & Union Sts). Park Slope. 718857-4816. www.brooklynlyceum.com. Wed: 8&9:30pm $10 adm. BROOKLYN TERRACE LOUNGE: 216 Duffield St. Brooklyn. 347-390-1891. www.brooklynterrace.com. Wed: 7-10pm. $10 adm/1 drink min. Jazz Wednesdays series feat Renee Manning Qnt. CENTRAL BROOKLYN JAZZ CONSORTIUM: 718-569-1896. www.centralbrooklyn jazzconsortium.org. CHEZ OSKAR: 211 Dekalb Av at Adelphie St. Fort Green. www.chezoskar.com. 718-8526250. Mon&Wed: 8-11pm free adm. Mon: Blue Vipers of Brooklyn; Wed: Smoke Rings. CLARET WINE BAR: 4602 Skillman Av at 46th St. Sunnyside. www.claretwinebar. com. 718-937-7411. Wed: 8-11pm. CONNECTION WORKS: 718-369-6931. www.connectionworks.org. See Sycamore Bar. CRESCENT & VINE: 25-01 Ditmars Blvd at Crescent St. Astoria. 718-204-4774. Sun: 810pm Bill Cantrall Trio. DOMAINE BAR A VINS: 40-50 Vernon Blvd. Long Island City. www.domainewinebar. com. 718-784-2350. Sets: 8-11:30pm. Mon: Jam w/ LICJA feat Amanda Monaco; Thurs: Gypsy Jazz. FOR MY SWEET: 1103 Fulton St. Brooklyn. 718-857-1427. Mon: 7:15&9:15pm. FREDDY’S BAR: 627 5th Av (bet 17th & 18th Sts). Brooklyn. www.freddysbar.com. 718768-0131. 4th Tues: New York Underground; 4th Wed: 11pm-2am Jam w/Stan Killian. HANCOCK ST. GARDEN OF HOPE: Hancock St (bet Marcus Garvey Blvd & Throop Av). Brooklyn. Aug 10: 7pm $25 adm 2012 Perspectives feat Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch w/Rachiim Ausar-Sahu & Strings. HOPE & ANCHOR: 347 Van Brunt St. Red Hook. Brooklyn. www.hopeandanchorred hook.com. 718-237-0276. Wed: 7:3010:30pm Ray Scro Qrt + Jam. I-BEAM: 168 7th St. Brooklyn. info@ibeam broolyn.com. www.ibeambrooklyn.com. Sets: 8:30pm. $10 don. Aug 3: Cellar & Point; 10: Playdate; 18: Ben Gerstein & Tyshawn Sorey; 25: Moppa Elliott Spt; 31: Steph Chou Project. JALOPY: 315 Columbia St (Columbia Waterfront District). Brooklyn. www.jalopy.biz. 718-395-3214. JAZZ UNDERGROUND: At M3C. 2702 Quentin Rd. at corner E 27th St. Brooklyn. 917-359-9362. www.jazzunderground.org. KORZO RESTAURANT & BAR: 667 5th Av (bet 19th & 20th Sts). Brooklyn. 718-4991199. www.eurotripbrooklyn.com. Tues: LE GRAND DAKAR: 285 Grand St. Brooklyn. www.granddakar.com. 718-398-8900. Free adm. 1st Sun 1pm Sunday Jazz Brunch w/Short Memory. LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY: 1 University Plaza. Brooklyn. www.liunet.edu/brooklyn. 718-488-1011. LOUIS ARMSTRONG HOUSE MUSEUM: 34-56 107th St. Corona. 718-478-8274. www.louisarmstronghouse.org. $10 adm. Tues-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm: Guided Tours. Aug 16: 7pm Arturo O’Farrill; 18: Hot Jazz/Cool Garden feat Lucky Dogs.
MARCO POLO RISTAURANTE: 345 Court St. Brooklyn. www.marcopoloristorante. com. 718-852-5015. Fri-Sat: 7-11pm Lee Glantz. PANE E VINO: 174 Smith St at Warren. Brooklyn. www.panevinony.com. 718-5011010. Sun: 7-10pm Carl Thompson Gp w/Virginia Mayhew. ROULETTE: 509 Atlantic Av at 3rd Av. www.roulette.org. 212-219-8242. RUSTIK EXTENSION: 417 DeKalb Ave. www.rustiktavern.com. 347-406-9700. 3rd Thurs: 8pm $10 adm/$10 min JaZz series. Aug 16: Edwin Briscoe. RUSTIK NEIGHBORHOOD TAVERN: 417 DeKalb Ave. www.rustiktavern.com. 347406-9700. 1st Tues: 7:30pm $5 adm Jam w/Eric Frazier. SHAPESHIFET LAB: 18 Whitwell Pl. Brooklyn. www.shapeshifterlab.com. Aug 22: 7:30pm $10 adm Tammy Scheffer Sxt & Assaf Kehati Trio. SISTAS’ PLACE: 456 Nostrand Av at Jefferson Av. Brooklyn. 718-398-1766. www.sistasplace.org. SYCAMORE BAR: 1118 Cortelyou Rd. Brooklyn. www.sycamorebrooklyn.com. 347-240-5850. Sun: 8:30pm $10 adm Underground Works series. Aug 5: Rob Garcia 4; 12: Fay Victor Ens; 19: Michael Bates Qrt; 26: Petr Cancura & Down Home. TEA LOUNGE: 837 Union St (bet 6th & 7th Avs). Park Slope. www.tealoungeny.com. 718-789-2762. Wed: 9pm free adm Tea And Jam. Aug 13: 9&10:30pm Florencia Gonzalez Big Band; 23: 9&10:30pm Florencia Gonzalez Candombe Project. TERRAZA 7 TRAIN CAFÉ: 40-19 Gleane St. Elmhurst. www.terrazacafe.com. 718-8039602. Sun: 9pm-12am Jam w/John Benítez. TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK: 331E 10th St (bet Avs A & B). www.cityparksfoundation.org. Aug 26: 3pm Charlie Parker Jazz Festival feat Ernestine Anderson, Gregory Porter, Andy Milne & Dapp Theory, Sullivan Fortner. TWO STEPS DOWN RESTAURANT: 240 Dekalb Av. Brooklyn. 718-399-2020. www.twostepsdown.com. $10 adm/1 drink min. 2nd Sun: 6-9pm Steve Cromity Trio & guests + open mic. WATER STREET RESTAURANT & LOUNGE: 66 Water St. Dumbo. 718-625-9352. www.waterstreetrestaurant.com. Wed: 710pm Walter Fishbacher Trio. WILLIAMSBURG MUSIC CENTER: 367 Bedford Av. Brooklyn. www.wmcjazz.org. 718-384-1654. Fri: 10pm free adm/2 drink min Jam w/Gerry Eastman Qnt & friends. YORK COLLEGE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. Jamaica. www.york.cuny.edu/performingarts. 718-262-2000. ZEBULON: 258 Wythe St. Brooklyn. 718-2186934. www.zebuloncafeconcert.com. Adm varies.
NEW YORK STATE BASS LINE: 130E 1st St. Mount Vernon. www.basslineclub.com. 914-699-1722. Free adm/2 drink min. Fri: 9:30pm-12:30am Takeshi Ogura Trio. BEAN RUNNER CAFÉ: 201 S Division & Esther St. Peekskill. 914-737-1701. www.beanrunnercafe.com. Fri-Sat: 7:30-
10:30pm $10 adm. Aug 4: Premik Russell Tubbs; 13: Open Mic w/Andy Phillips; 18: Fred Smith Jazz Ens. BEARSVILLE THEATER: 291 Tinker St. Woodstock. www.bearsvilletheater.com. 845-679-4406. Aug 12: Sheila Jordan Band. BECZAK: 35 Alexander St at Hudson River. Yonkers. www.jazzforumarts.org. 914-6311000. Tues: 6:30-8pm free adm. Aug 3: Souren Baronian & Taksim Middle Eastern Jazz Ens; 10: Ralph Lalama & Harvie S Qnt feat Nicole Pasternak; 17: Joe Abba & NYC/Stockholm Jazz Qnt. CHIBOUST: 14 Main St. Tarrytown. 914-7036550. www.chiboust.com. Tues: 7&9:30pm Mark Morganelli & Vic Juris. CORPORATE PARK DRIVE: Westchester Av & 287. White Plains. Aug 8: Mark Morganelli & Jazz Forum All-Stars. CRABTREE’S KITTLE HOUSE: 11 Kittle Rd. Chappaqua. www.kittlehouse.com. 914-6668044. Thurs: 7-11pm Alexis Cole. DIVISION STREET GRILL: 26 North Division St. Peekskill. www.divisionstreetgrill.com. 914-739-6380. Aug 4: 7:30-10:30pm Jan Leder & Koby Hayon Duo. EDWARD HOPPER HOUSE: 82 N Bway. Nyack. www.edwardhopperhouse.org. 845358-0774. Aug 2: 7:30-9:30pm Jazz in the Garden feat Scott Wendholt & Duane Eubanks. ELEMENTS: 161 Mamaroneck Av. White Plains. www.elementswhiteplains.com. 914358-4930. Tues: 6:30-9:30pm. Aug 7: Riche G Trio; 14: MJ Territo; 21: Michael Friedman & Glenda Davenport; 28: Bob Arthurs. FALCON ARTS: 1348 Rte 9 West. Marlboro. www.liveatthefalcon.com. 845-236-7970. Free adm. Thurs-Sat: 7pm unless otherwise noted. Opening act (Op); Sun: 10am-2pm Brunch (B). Aug 2: Akie B. & Falcons; 3: Op w/Tristen Napoli + Nasheet Waits Gp; 4: Tom Freund & friends; 5: B JB w/Connor Kennedy & Lee Falco; 11: Taylor Eigsti, Eric Harland & Julian Lage; 12: B Jeff Newell & New-Trad; 18: Nir Felder 4; 19: B Purcell Pastorius Kopec Trio; 25: Jason Miles & Spirit of Miles Davis; 26: Swing Dance by Got2Lindy feat Saints of Swing; 30: Jim Campilongo Electric Trio; 31: Elizabeth & Catapults. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: 199N Columbus Av at E Lincoln Av. Mount Vernon. www.pjsjazz.org. 914-636-4977. $18/12 adm. Ev 2nd Sun: 5:15-9pm Second Sunday Jazz series. FOUNTAINS AT MILLBROOK: 79 Flint Rd. Millbrook. Aug 12: 3pm Elli Fordyce Qrt. HARVEST ON HUDSON: 1 River St. Hastings. www.harvest2000.com. 914-4782800. Thurs: 7pm. HERITAGE HILLS ACTIVITY CENTER: Rte 202. Somers. www.heritagehillssomers.com. Last Sun: 12:45-1:45pm Brunch feat Patricia Adams. JACK & LUNA’S CAFÉ: 3928 Main St. Stone Ridge. www.jackandlunas.com. 845-6879794. Aug 4: Woody Witt Qrt; 18: Mark Dzuiba Trio. LYNDHURST ESTATE: At Hudson River. 635 S Bway. Tarrytown. www.jazzforumarts.org. 914-631-1000. Thurs 6-8:30pm: free adm Sunset Concerts. Aug 2: Manuel Valera & New CubanExpress; 9: Hasting Jazz Collective; 16: Akiko Tsuruga Qrt; 23: Allan Harris Band. MAVERICK CONCERT HALL: 120 Maverick Rd. Woodstock. www.maverickconcerts.org.
845-679-8348. Sets: 6:30pm. Aug 18: Ébène Qrt; 25: Bill Charlap & Renee Rosnes. ORISSA: 14 Cedar St. Dobbs Ferry. 914-2317800. www.orissany.com. Thurs: 7-9:30pm Mark Morganelli. PIZZA PLACE: 92 Main St. Yonkers. 914-7091050. www.thepizzaplaceinc.com. Thurs: 7pm. Aug 2: 4 Chordells; 9: Judi Marie Canterino; 16: Victor LaGamma Qrt; 23: Sax E 1; 30: Papahawk Trio. RED HAT ON THE RIVER: 1 Bridge St. Irvington-On-Hudson. www.redhatbistro.com. 914-591-5888. Wed: 6-10pm Bill Crow & Hiroshi Yamazaki Duo w/guest Glenda Davenport or Takeshi Ogura. 76 HOUSE: 110 Main St. Tappan. 845-3595476. www.76house.com. Wed: 8-11pm free adm Quintets w/Mark Hagan & feat artists + Jam. Aug 1: Scott Robinson & Andy Farber; 8: Duane Eubanks & Lee Green; 15: Kevin Bryan & Rob Scheps; 22: Mark Patterson & Alan Namery; 29: Andy Gravish & Andy Farber. VILLAGE RESTAURANT: 156 5th Av. Pelham. www.thevillagewestchester.com. 914-2789032. Tues: 7-10pm. WARWICK VALLEY JAZZ FESTIVAL: Warwick. www.warwickvalleyjazzfest.com. WATERCOLOR CAFÉ: 2094 Boston Post Rd. Larchmont. www.watercolorcafe.net. 914834-2213. WATERFRONT PARK: Dobbs Ferry. 914-6311000. Free adm www.jazzforumarts.org. Wed: 6:30-8pm. Aug 1: Jon Burr & Lynn Stein; 8: Tyrha Lindsey & friends; 15: Chris Pasin Qnt; 22: Jazz Forum Arts Vocal finale. WINERY: At St. George. 1715 E Main St. Mohegan Lake. www.thewineryatstgeorge. com/winery. 914-455-4272. Wed: 8:30& 10pm $10 adm. Aug 1: Bianca; 22: Roger Post Nnt. ZUPPA RESTAURANT & LOUNGE: 59-61 Main St. Yonkers. 914-376-6500. www.zup parestaurant.com. Tues: 7pm Jazz Lounge.
GLEN COVE MANSION: 200 Dosoris Ln. Glen Cove. www.glencovemansion.com. 516-6716400. Fri: 8pm-12am Les Stanco Band w/spec guest. LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY-POST: 720 Northern Blvd. Brookville. www.liu.edu/post. 516-299-2895. LOUIE’S OYSTER BAR & GRILL: 385 Main St. Port Washington. 516-883-4242. www.louiesoysterbarandgrille.com. Mon: 610pm Mark Buttice & Swing Easy Band. MANHATTAN BAR & LOUNGE: 324 Sunrise Hwy. Rockville Centre. 516-442-1530. www.manhattanbarlounge.com. NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY: Northern Blvd. Old Westbury. 800-345-NYIT. www.nyit.edu. ONDA LOUNGE: At Allegria Hotel. 80W Brodway. Long Beach. 516-889-1300. www.allegriahotel.com. Thurs: 8-11pm Jazz & Sushi feat Mike Lewis & friends. PIERRE’S: 2468 Main St. Bridgehampton. www.artofsong.org/Jazz_at_Pierres. 631537-5110. Tues & Sun: 6:30-9:30pm; 1st Tues: Jody Carlson Trio. SIP CITY: 16 Middle Neck Rd. Great Neck. 516482-1500. www.sipcity.net. Wed: 9pm Johnny Avivo Band; Sat: 6-10pm. TAP & BARREL: 550-8 Smithtown Bypass. Smithtown. www.52taps.com. 631-780-5474. Tues. TRATTORIA GRASSO: 134 Main St. Cold Spring Harbor. www.trattoriagrasso.com. 631-367-6060. Sets: 7:30pm. Aug 3: Laura Hull Trio; 17: Phoebe Austin & Company. WALK STREET TAVERN: 1218 Jericho Tpke. New Hyde Park. 516-354-9732. Tues: 8:30pm-12am Jam w/Mark Buttice & Swing Easy Band.
ALOR CAFÉ: 2110 Richmond Rd. 718-3511101. www.alorcafe.com. Sets: 8pm. Sun: 11am Brunch feat Rose Rusciani. Aug 3: CitiLight; 9: Bob Kizer; 17: Lou Volpe; 24: Jerry Botte; 31: Dorian Lake. DOCK STREET UNDERGROUND: 691 Bay St. www.dockstreet.com. LORENZO’S RESTAURANT, BAR & CABARET: At Hilton Garden Inn. 1100 South Av at Lois Ln. www.lorenzosdining. com. 718-477-2400X3222. RICK’S CAFÉ: 695 Bay St. 718-727-FOOD. www.rickscafesi.com.
BRONX COMMUNITY COLLEGE: 2155 University Blvd at 181st St. www.bcc.cuny.edu. 718-289-5100. G-BAR: 579 Grand Concourse at 149th St. 718402-6996. www.giovanninyc.com. Aug 21: Melissa Hamilton. MANHATTAN COLLEGE: 4513 Manhattan College Pkway. Riverdale. 718-862-8000. www.manhattan.edu. OREGANO: 3524 Johnson Av. Riverdale. 347843-8393. www.oreganolb.com. Sun: 6-9pm Rick Bogart Trio. WAVE HILL: 675 W252nd St. 718-549-3200. www.wavehill.org. Wed: 7-8pm BXIndie Music Series. WILLIE’S STEAKHOUSE: 1832 Westchester Av. 718-822-9697. Wed&Sat: Latin Jazz.
LONG ISLAND DIX HILLS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: At Five Towns College. 305N Service Rd. Dix Hills. 631-656-2148. www.dhpac.org. FIVE TOWNS COLLEGE: 305N Service Rd. Dix Hills. 631-656-2110. www.ftc.edu.
CONNECTICUT FUJI OF JAPAN RESTAURANT & BAR: 111 Old Kings Hway North. Darien. 203-655-4995. www.fujiofjapan.com. Mon: 6:30-9pm Music Mondays series. PICCOLO PIZZA: 24 Prospect St. Ridgefield. 203-438-8200. Sets: 6-9pm. Free adm. Tues: Arildo Desouza Solo; Thurs: Gary Mac Fadden; Sun: John Judd Solo. WILTON PIZZA: 101 Old Ridgefield Rd. Wilton. Wed: 6-9pm free adm Matt Criscuolo Trio.
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NEW JERSEY JAZZ By Sheila Anderson, Author/Announcer, WBGO, 88.3fm VANESSA PEREA HYATT HOTEL / AUGUST 29 Relatively new to the scene, this fine vocalist, with her beautiful and sweeping range, performs two numbers on Andrew Swift's debut CD, Swift Kick. In addition to the pop standard, "Alfie" by Burt Bacharach, she brings to life the harmonically rich, never vocally recorded, Jimmy Heath tune, "The Rio Dawn.” Reminiscent of the stylings of Flora Purim, Perea sings intervals not commonly heard within the melody. The Jersey native of Cuban and Columbian descent grew up listening to Salsa, Bud Powell and Chaka Khan. She describes her repertoire as "re-envisioned and arranged" standards. She has written lyrics for Chick Corea's "Windows," and "These Are Soulful Days" made popular by Lee Morgan. A graduate of New Jersey City University, Perea has a new recording in the works. BOB DEVOS TRUMPET'S / AUGUST 24 Robert Wayne DeVos was born in Paterson, NJ where he absorbed the music of Basie, Ellington, Sinatra, Nat King Cole, James Brown, BB King and Chuck Berry from records he heard at home. He picked up the guitar at age 12. A soulful player with a rich, deep, full tone, DeVos displays his skills best in an organ trio setting where one hears his signature groove and sophistication. He will be performing with his trio of eight years: Dan Kostelnik on Hammond B3 organ and Steve Johns on drums with the addition of Ralph Bowen on tenor saxophone. They are a very tight working unit that has a wide appeal across generational lines and musical genres. In preparation for DeVos' upcoming release they will be playing new material including some originals. MIKE LEE NISHUANE PARK / AUGUST 18 Three years ago, tenor saxophonist Mike Lee spearheaded the improvisation class at Jazz House Kids (JHK), now in its tenth year. His credits include work with the Village Vanguard Orchestra, Woody Herman's Thundering Herd, Joe Lovano, Bobby Watson and Maria Schneider. For nine years, Lee led a big band on Monday nights at the now-defunct Cecil's Jazz Club, where he honed his writing and arranging skills. Two of Lee's compositions were selected among the top five in the 1997 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz and BMI International Jazz Composers Competition. He continues to tour with his band, New Tricks, where he delves into straight-ahead, swinging music. Lee will have the pleasure of performing with his alto saxophonist son, Julien, and other JHK faculty. JERRY VEZZA MORRISTOWN GREEN / AUGUST 18 A New Jersey-based pianist, Jerry Vezza has been performing since the mid-1970s. He enjoys national and international exposure, on occasion, and some sideman work; but most of his career has been as a leader in the metropolitan area. Of his three recordings—With a Song in My Heart, Two for the Road and You Are There —Star Ledger critic Zan Stewart awarded three stars to the last. Back by popular demand, Vezza will be the returning headliner with Grover Kemble on guitar/vocals, Tom Hamilton on saxophone, Rick Crane on bass and Tom Sayek, drums. Expect to hear several jazz and blues standards and originals from Kemble who, according to Vezza, has been a mainstay on the Jersey Jazz scene having led the very popular Zua Ju Zas band.
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NEW JERSEY BY COUNTY ATLANTIC ATLANTIC CITY: Kennedy Plaza (Boardwalk bet Mississippi & Georgia Avs). Aug 23: 7&10pm free adm Jazz on the Beach series feat Taeko Fukao. GREATE BAY COUNTRY CLUB: 45 Mays Landing Rd. Somers Point. 609-927-6677. Somers Point Jazz Society. www.spjazz.org. ONO CHINESE BISTRO: At Atlantic Club Casino Hotel. Boston Av Boardwalk. Atlantic City. 609-340-7220. Sun: 6-10pm. Aug 5: John Colianni & Mike Boone; 12: Bob Albanese & Dmitri Kolesnik; 19: Alan Broadbent & Harvie S; 26: Don Friedman & Harvie S. SOMERS POINT JAZZ SOCIETY: 609-9276677. www.spjazz.org. BERGEN GLEN ROCK INN: 222 Rock Rd. Glen Rock. 201-445-2362. Thurs: 7pm Duos. Aug 2: Jerry Bruno & Bucky Pizzarelli; 16: Jack Wilkins & Jon Burr; 31: Jerry Bruno & Al Caiola. HARVEST BISTRO: 252 Schraalenburgh Rd. Closter. www.harvestbistro.com. 201-7509966. SOLARI’S: 61 River St. Hackensack. 201-4871969. Ev 1st Tues: Gravine Big Band. STONY HILL INN: 231 Polifly Rd. Hackensack. www.stonyhillinn.com. 201342-4085. Sat: 8pm-12am Betty Liste Qrt (ev other week). WATERSIDE: 7800 B River Rd. North Bergen. www.watersiderestaurantandcatering.com. 201-861-0700. Ev Sun: 12-3pm Jazz Brunch. WHOLE FOODS EDGEWATER: 905 River Rd. Edgewater. 201-941-4000. Free adm. Aug 30: 7-9pm Paul Abler & friends. BURLINGTON TRI-STATE JAZZ SOCIETY: PO Box 896. Mount Laurel. www.tristatejazz.org. 856-7200232. ESSEX CODA KITCHEN & BAR: 177 Maplewood Av. Maplewood. www.codamaplewood.com. 973-327-2247. Sun: 12-3pm Jazz Brunch feat Lee Glantz. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH: 40S Fullerton Ave. Montclair. 973-744-6560, www.outpostintheburbs.org. Aug 5: 3-5pm $10 adm Spiritual Drumming Workshops by Richard Reiter. HAT CITY KITCHEN: 459 Valley St. Orange. 862-252-9147. Wed: 8pm Jam by Mike Lee. HIGHLAWN PAVILION: 381 Eagle Rock Av. West Orange. www.highlawn.com. 973-7313463. Wed-Fri: 7-10pm Trios. Wed&Fri: Mark Peterson. Aug 2,16&30: David Caruso; 9: Chad McLoughlin; 23: John Carlini. IDEAL RESTAURANT & BAR: 219 Frelinghuysen Av. Newark. 973-824-9308. Mon: Jam w/Eugene Goldson. JAZZ HOUSE KIDS: 14 S Park St. Montclair. 973-744-2258 www.jazzhousekids.org. Aug 18: See Nishuane Park. MCLOONE’S BOATHOUSE: 9 Cherry Ln at Northfield Av. West Orange. 862-252-7108. www.mcloonesboathouse.com. Wed: 7:3011pm Lee Glantz. NEW JERSEY SCHOOL OF PERCUSSION:
14 Northfield Ave. West Orange. 973-7363113. www.njschoolofpercussion.com. NISHUANE PARK: 32 Cedar Av. Montclair. Aug 18: 12-7pm Montclair Jazz Fest feat Joe Lovano, Christian McBride, Billy Hart, Dave Stryker, Michele Rosewoman, Freddie Hendrix, Bruce Williams, Julius Tolentino, Steve Johns, Ted Chubb, Bob Ferrel, Andy McKee, Oscar Perez, Ed Palermo, Radam Schwartz, Mike Lee, Melissa Walker. PALAZZO RESTAURANT: 11 S Fullerton Av. Montclair. www.palazzonj.com. 973-7466778. Fri-Sat: 7-11:30pm. PAPILLON 25: 25 Valley St. South Orange. 973-761-5299. www.papillon25.com. Thurs: 8:30-11pm. PRIVATE PLACE LOUNGE: 29 S Center St. Orange. www.privateplacelounge.com. 973675-6620. Sun: 7:30-11:30pm. RUTGERS UNIVERSITY: Institute of Jazz Studies. 185 University Ave. Newark. www.rutgers.edu. 973-353-5595. TRUMPETS: 6 Depot Square. Montclair. 973744-2600. www.trumpetsjazz.com. Closed Mon&Tues unless otherwise noted. Adm varies $5 min weekday, $12 min weekend. Sets: Wed-Thurs&Sun 7:30&9pm, Fri-Sat 8&10pm. Aug 3: Mel Davis; 4: Marlene VerPlank; 10: Annette Aguilar & StringBeans; 11: Ragan Whiteside; 15: Viktorija Gecyte w/Gene Perla Trio; 17: Victor Jones; 18: Victor Bailey; 19: Wallace Roney Qnt; 24: Bob Devos; 25: Oliver Lake. WBGO: 54 Park Pl. Newark. www.wbgo.org. 973-624-8880. WHOLE FOODS WEST ORANGE: 235 Prospect Av. West Orange. 973-669-3196. Sets: 6-8pm. Aug 7: Roberta Piket & Hillard Greene; 14: Paul Abler & Oscar Perez; 21: Jessica Valiente; 28: Elise Wood & James Weidman. HUDSON CASA DANTE: 737 Newark Av. Jersey City. 201-795-2750. www.casadante.com. Fri. J. OWEN GRUNDY PIER: at Exchange. Jersey City. Aug 9: 12-2pm Richard Reiter Swing Band. LIBERTY HOUSE RESTAURANT: 82 Audrey Zapp Dr. Jersey City. 201-395-0300. www.libertyhouserestaurant.com. Sun: 11:30am-2:30pm Jazz Brunch w/Don Carter. LIGHT HORSE TAVERN: 199 Washington St. Jersey City. www.lighthorsetavern.com. 201-946-2028. Sun: 6-10pm. MADAME CLAUDE: 364 1/2 4th St. Jersey City. www.madameclaudecafe.com. 201876-8800. Thurs: 8pm Manouche Bag. MAXWELL’S: 1039 Washington St. Hoboken. 201-798-0406. www.maxwellsnj.com. Aug 6: 9-11pm Swingadelic. NEW JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY: 2039 Kennedy Blvd. Jersey City. www.njcu.edu. 201-200-2000. PILSENER HAUS & BIERGARTEN: 1422 Grand St. Hoboken. 201-683-5465. www.pilsenerhaus.com. Aug 16: 8pm-12am Swingadelic. MERCER SALT CREEK GRILLE: At Forrestal Village. 1 Rockingham Row at Rte 1. Princeton. 609419-4200. www.saltcreekgrille.com. MIDDLESEX BOYD PARK: Memorial Pkwy/Route 18. New Brunswick. Aug 11: 4-7pm free adm Winard Harper & Jeli Posse, New Brunswick High
School Jazz Band, Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Sxt. HYATT HOTEL: 2 Albany St. New Brunswick. www.newbrunswick.hyatt.com. 732-8731234. Wed: 7:30-10:30pm unless otherwise noted. Aug 2: 6-8pm Rutgers Summer Institute Jam w/Conrad Herwig; 8: Emily Asher Gp; 22: Roseanna Vitro Gp; 29: Vanessa Perea Gp. LA TAVOLA CUCINA RISTORANTE: 700 Old Bridge Tpke. South River. 732-238-2111. www.latavolacucinanj.com. Thurs: 7pm Jam w/New World Order. MAKEDA: 338 George St. New Brunswick. 732545-5115. www.makedas.com. Thurs: 7:3010:30pm unless otherwise noted. Fee adm/$5 min. Aug 2: 8-11pm Ralph Bowen Gp; 9: Michael Dease Qrt; 11: 9pm-12:30am Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Sxt; 16: Joe Magnarelli Qrt; 23: Shirazette Tinnin Qrt; 30: Dave Stryker Qrt. NOVITA: 25 New St. Metuchen. 732-549-5306. www.novitanj.com. Sets: Wed-Thurs&Sat 711pm, Fri 7:30-11:30pm. STEAKHOUSE 85: 85 Church St. New Brunswick. www.steakhouse85.com. 732247-8585. Fri-Sat 7-11pm. MONMOUTH CHICO’S HOUSE OF JAZZ: 631 Lake Ave. Asbury Park. www.chicoshouseofjazz.com. 722-455-5448. COUNT BASIE THEATRE: 99 Monmouth St. Red Bank. www.countbasietheatre.org. 732842-9000. 8pm. Aug 2: Dave Koz w/spec guest BeBe Winans; 9: Chris Botti. GIAMANO’S: 301 Main St. Bradley Beach. 732775-4275. www.giamanos.com. Free adm/no min. MOONSTRUCK: 517 Lake Ave. Asbury Park. 732-988-0123. www.moonstrucknj.com. Aug 3: 6-10pm free adm Maurício de Souza Trio. MORRIS BICKFORD THEATRE: 6 Normandy Heights Rd. Morristown. 973-971-3706. Concerts 89:30pm. Aug 7: Allan Vaché; 13: Full Count. HIBISCUS RESTAURANT: 270 South St. Morristown. www.hibiscusrestaurantnj. com. 866-479-3638. Sets: Tues 6-9pm, Wed&Fri 710pm, Sun Brunch 12-3pm. Wed: Jazz Inspirations w/Janice Wiggins, Clarke & Ed Alstrom. Aug 3: Gordon James & Matt King; 5: Jackie Jones & Matt King; 7: Rio Clemente; 10: B.D. Lenz & friends; 12: John Bianculli & friends; 14: Pam Purvis & friends; 17: Elena Zabiyako; 19: Lou Watson; 21: Rio Clemente; 24: Champian Fulton; 26: Betty Liste & Bill Robinson; 28: Dre Barnes; 31: Stephen Fuller. MORRISTOWN GREEN: Downtown Morristown. Aug 18: 12-10pm Morristown Jazz & Blues Fest feat Jazz Chicks Qrt, Robben Ford, Jerry Vezza w/Grover Kemble, Rusty Paul Band. NEW JERSEY JAZZ SOCIETY: 800-303NJJS. www.njjs.org. 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&Sun. Aug 1: Warren Vaché Trio feat Maud Hixson; 3: Herb Woodson & Blues Soul; 4: Jerry Vivino Qrt; 9: Allan Vaché Trio; 15: Nicki Parrott w/Rossano Sportiello; 17: Dave Stryker Trio; 22: Arturo w/Alison Kurtz; 24: Junior Mance; 29: Bucky Pizzarelli.
OCEAN OCEAN COUNTY COLLEGE: College Dr. Toms River. 732-255-0500. www.ocean.edu. $15/13 adm. Concerts: 8-9:30pm. Aug 8: Vaché Brothers Band; 15: Jazz Lobsters Big Band. PASSAIC MOMENTO RESTAURANT: 374 Morsetown Rd. West Milford. 973-728-9613. www.momentorestaurant.net. Thurs: 6:309:30pm. WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY: 300 Pompton Rd. Wayne. www.wpunj.edu. 973720-2371. SOMERSET SOPHIE’S BISTRO: 700 Hamilton St. Somerset. www.sophiesbistro.net. 732-5457778. Fri: 8-11pm. UNION CAFÉ Z: 2333 Morris Av. Union Twp. 908-6864321. www.cafeznj.com. Thurs: 7:3010:30pm Z-licious Jazz series. CROSSROADS: 78 North Av. Garwood. 908232-5666. www.xxroads.com. Tues: 9pm free adm Jam w/Crossroads All Stars. DOWNTOWN WESTFIELD: Westfield. www.westfieldtoday.com/jazzfestival. 908789-9444. Aug 28: 7-9pm free adm Westfield’s Sweet Sounds Downtown Jazz Fest feat Bossa Brasil®. 16 PROSPECT WINE BAR & BISTRO: 16 Prospect St. Westfield. 908-232-7320. www.16prospect.com. Free adm/no min. Tues: 8-10pm Arturo & guest; Wed: 8-10pm Richard DiPoalo & Booglerizers; Thurs: 811pm Carrie Jackson & friends. VAN GOGH’S EAR CAFÉ: 1017 Stuyvesant Av. Union. www.vangoghsearcafe.com. 908810-1844. Sun: 8pm $4 adm. Aug 5: Groove Apparatus; 12: Michael Winnicki Band; 19: QED.
PENNSYLVANIA/DELAWARE DEER HEAD INN: 5 Main St. Delaware Water Gap, PA. www.deerheadinn.com. 570-4242000. Sets: Thurs 8-11pm, Fri-Sat 7-11pm, Sun 5-8pm. Adm varies. Thurs: Jam w/Bill Goodwin & friends. Aug 3: Michele Bautier; 4: Warren Vaché Trio; 5: Dan Wilkins; 10: Bobby Avey Trio; 11: J.D. Walter; 12: Jessie Green & Joanie Samra; 17: Go Trio + Viktorija Gecye; 18: Bill Goodwin All Stars w/spec guest Phil Woods; 19: Mitchell Cheng; 24: Chihiro Yamanaka; 25: Neighbors; 26: Gaptime Ens; 27: Deer Head Inn Jazz Orch; 31: Vicki Doney Sxt. DELAWARE WATER GAP: www.cotajazz.org. EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA: 200 Prospect St. East Stroudsburg. www.jazzatesu.com. 570-4223828.
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JOHN MARSHALL A Lucky Guy
By Robert Milburn RUMPET PLAYER JOHN MARShall began his career in jazz's premier T big bands, from Mel Lewis' to Lionel Hampton's, an impressive résumé by any musician's standards. His 40 years of musical experience has also yielded eight quintet albums as either leader or co-leader and many more as a featured sideman. Ever modest, Marshall says, "I'm just a lucky guy to still be having fun doing this and be paid for it as well!" Luckily for jazz fans, he will be returning to New York City in August. Marshall gave this interview from his home in Cologne, Germany, where he is principal jazz trumpet soloist in the venerable West German Radio-Television (WDR) Big Band. A native of a Long Island suburb, Marshall was quick to move to the city at age 18. His first few years were anything but easy. "I even drove a taxi, so I could get the ball rolling," he says. His first recurring gig came in October 1976 as a member of Buddy Rich's big band. "Before working with Buddy, I was living week to week, kind of surviving playing music," he recalls. "But that was steady work and a crash course in basic professionalism. You could be fired any second for sight-reading mistakes and that really encouraged your concentration. I learned very quickly how to be a good section player." The experience proved to be a turning point in his career. "Buddy's incredible genius, energy and ferocious concentration were a wonder to be around. Suddenly, I was in contact with these first-class musicians like Bob Mintzer. To be on the road
with these guys and learn from them was great." In the 80s, Marshall co-led a critically acclaimed quintet called The Bopera House, with long-standing musical partner, pianist Tardo Hammer. "Tardo always knows how to put things together, beginnings, endings, etcetera, with impeccable taste. Accompanying many great singers didn't hurt, I guess," he says. Playing with Mel Lewis' big band gained him free access to some of New York's top jazz clubs. "Being able to slide into the Vanguard to check out all the giants who worked there was an unbelievable privilege," the trumpeter says. "I marinated myself in some great sounds there and got to know some amazing musicians. Chet Baker, for example, and Woody Shaw would let me sit in on the third set. In those days there were three sets. In the early morning hours unexpected things could develop on the bandstand that might not have happened on the first or second set." Marshall is truly a student of jazz and stresses the importance of learning from musicians, contemporaries and elders alike. He says, "You have to start some place. Sometimes young fellas say, 'I like everything.' I think that can be a shallow point of view. My way of looking at it is to pick one player and really try to figure out not just the technical part, but his message." For Marshall, that musician is Fats Navarro. "The feeling in his sound and those perfectly connected phrases are so beautiful and balanced. Each phrase could be a tune." The WDR Big Band works about 200 days a year which affords Marshall enough time to tour with a European quintet and make two New York City appearances, in late summer and again in late December to early January. He regards these smaller groups as yet another musical learning experience among peers he holds in high regard. "I've been lucky enough to play with some very good saxophonists," he says. In the U.S., that is Grant Stewart. In Europe, it's either well-known Dutch tenor saxophonist Ferdinand Povel or the lesserknown but fiery Swedish alto player Johan Hörlen who, upon Marshall's recommendation, is now lead alto player for WDR. "He's one of my favorite frontline partners over here, a really fine player," he said of Hörlen, who will be featured on his forthcoming album. The group appearing at Smalls this month will consist of Hammer, Stewart, drummer Jimmy Wormworth and bassist David Wong.“ It means a lot to me to be involved with this type of group. It gives me a chance to measure myself and see what I need to work on," he remarks humbly. "It's real high class company and I try to do it justice." continued on page 35
Marshall photo by Kim T Sharp
RON CARTER His Big Band By Ken Franckling EARS AGO, BASSIST RON CARTER Y said the big band was his least favorite performance format. "They don't want to listen to the bass player," he said. "The bass player is just a two-legged metronome to them." How times and circumstances change when it is your big band with the bass front and center and you have custom arrangements from conductor Robert Freedman. That can make all the difference. Carter's 17-piece big band will be in the spotlight at the Jazz Standard celebrating the music of his Great Big Band CD, released last fall on the Sunnyside label. The gig comes on the heels of a European tour by Carter's trio with guitarist Russell Malone and pianist Donald Vega. The Jazz Standard engagement will feature many of New York's finest first-call horn players, including most of those who were on the recording but with Vega taking over for Mulgrew Miller at the piano. Carter is far from a metronome in this big band setting. Compositions from jazz's earliest days (W. C. Handy) to the present (Tom Harrell and Carter himself), provide a showcase for the bassist's rock-solid time, honeyed tone and fertile melodic imagination as a soloist. The repertoire also includes material from Sy Oliver, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, John Lewis, Sonny Stitt, Nat Adderley and Gerry Mulligan. A Freedman arrangement of saxophonist Wayne Shorter's "Footprints" links to Carter's most celebrated affiliation, when he and Shorter were members of Miles Davis' second Great Quintet, along with pianist Herbie Hancock and drummer Tony Williams. Great Big Band is Carter's 38th recording as a leader dating back to his 1961 debut Where? (New Jazz), when he was two years out of Rochester's Eastman School of Music. The 75-year-old Ferndale, MI native has been a New Yorker since 1959—and a stable and busy force on the jazz scene. Through the years, Carter has become one of the music's most prolific recording artists on sessions ranging from jazz heavyweights to rock, pop, folk and opera stars. The jazz legends he has worked with are nearly countless, but among them are Oliver Nelson, Tommy Flanagan, Gil ScottHeron, Gil Evans, Coleman Hawkins, Bill Evans, Sonny Rollins, Benny Goodman, George Benson, Johnny Hodges, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Dexter Gordon, Helen Merrill, J.J. Johnson, Benny Golson, Sir Roland Hanna and Stan Getz. Those from the non-jazz genres include James Brown, Carlos Santana, Aretha Franklin, Paul
Simon, Janis Ian, Bette Midler, A Tribe Called Quest and Jessye Norman. Besides performing with his own varied groups— trio, the quartet Foresight and the big band—Carter has kept busy as composer, arranger and educator. In the late 1980s, he was known to have recorded on more than 700 albums. Now his publicists tout the total as 2,500-plus. Carter has solid company with the late Milt Hinton, Ray Brown and Leroy Vinnegar as the most-recorded bassists in jazz history. He won a Grammy in 1988 for the instrumental composition "Call Sheet Blues" from the film 'Round Midnight. He wrote and arranged music for other films including The Passion of Beatrice and Haraka, and for the TV movies Exit Ten and A Gathering of Old Men. The tall, nattily dressed bass virtuoso has very strong credentials as a jazz educator, though his classroom days are pretty much over. He has lectured, conducted, and performed at clinics and master classes, directed jazz ensembles and taught the music business at many colleges. He was artistic director of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Studies when it was located in Boston at the New England Conservatory of Music for its first years. After 18 years on The City College of New York's Music Department faculty, he is Distinguished Professor Emeritus. Carter once told me he loves to keep busy because that "busy-ness" fuels his creativity. "The more I play, the more possibilities I can stumble on," he said. "Playing in the real world is better than the practice room. Some players need space or time off to think things out. I find it comfortable to do that kind of stuff on a bandstand." On the Jazz Standard bandstand for six nights, he'll have a lot of instrumental support as he continues his exploration of the shadings, colorings and dynamics at his disposal in crafting harmonically and rhythmically rich bass lines. In Ron Carter's sixth decade on the jazz scene, the evolution continues. Ron Carter's big band will be in the spotlight at the Jazz Standard from Aug. 28 to Sept. 2, celebrating the music of his Great Big Band CD.
Carter photo by Beti Niemeyer
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JAZZWOMEN! By Elzy Kolb No rainbows For Rebecca Kilgore, there's nothing like getting new material together for a gig. "I'm basically a geek," says the Portland, Oregon-based singer. "I love research. I love sitting in my office and looking at sheet music." In preparing to do the music of Judy Garland, besides putting in office and listening time, Kilgore watched the icon's movies and TV variety show. "Musically, you can't go wrong with Judy; she recorded and sang so many wonderful songs. I chose the ones that resonated with me. I have more songs than I can use on any one given night." Kilgore plans to include "The Man That Got Away." "It's daunting to choose a song so identified with someone. But I won't sing it like Judy sang it; I'll sing it like I sing it. I don't have a big voice like hers; she used sustained dramatic notes. I'll do it in my understated way," she says. However, Kilgore's not going to tackle "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." "Judy's version is so locked into people's hearts and minds, there's no way I could even come close." Kilgore isn't fazed that she won't have a chance to rehearse
the material until the day before she debuts it. "You have to think on your feet and have fun with it. I trust that I've done it like this before and no one's going to get hurt in the process, and that people will enjoy it," she says with a laugh. Kilgore sings Garland with Harry Allen's quartet at Feinstein's through Aug. 11; they plan to record the material at the end of the twoweek run.
Annette A. Aguilar, Trumpets and New Haven jazz fest.
Rebecca Kilgore, Feinsteinâ€™s
Aguilar photo by Margot Schulman
The real thing Percussionist Annette A. Aguilar loves to play and hear music, regardless of the venue. "There's a misconception that it's wrong to play in restaurants," she says. "But in Brazil, in Cuba, in flamenco music, the music is based around the table. Food, music, wine: they all go together. Folk musicâ€”music for folksâ€”is built around that." Aguilar grew up in San Francisco and studied classical music and jazz at San Francisco State University before moving to New York to get her masters at the Manhattan School of Music. For the musician/composer/educator/mentor, "Canned
music is like artificial food—you have to check the ingredients! I like the real thing. Art is a human thing; it has got to be produced by a human person." Besides playing the Latin and Brazilian music that is her passion with Cal Tjader, Tito Puente, Jerry Gonzalez and others, Aguilar has performed on Broadway, with orchestras including the Bronx Symphony, and with Stevie Wonder, the Grateful Dead and Darlene Love. Her dream is to expand her band and add two pianos, three singers and multiple percussionists. But for now, "I'm not rolling around on a borrowed dime," she says. "I love my band. The people in my group are so incredible, so on top of it." Aguilar and her band StringBeans, with pianist Nicki Denner and singer Christelle Durandy, mark their 20th anniversary at Trumpets in Montclair Aug. 10, and at the New Haven Jazz Festival Aug. 11. Scene and heard Jane Monheit sings at the Blue Note through Aug. 5 … Vocalist Jane Scheckter celebrates the release of Easy to Remember (Doxie) at Saint Peter's Church Aug. 1 … Linda Oh plays bass with Gabriel Guerrero at the Cornelia Street Café Aug. 1 … Mary Foster Conklin sings at the Moscow 57 Under the Tracks at the Urban Garden Center Aug. 1 and at the Metropolitan Room Aug. 9 and 16 … Vocalist Brianna Thomas pulls the late shift at Dizzy's Aug. 1-4 … Singer Amy Cervini and Jazz Country are at the 55 Bar Aug. 2 … Christelle Durandy raises her voice at Ideya Latin Bistro Aug. 6; catch her at Fat Cat Aug. 7 and at Grand Central Aug. 10 with Cocomama, including percussionist Mayra Casales, pianist Nicki Denner, bassist Jennifer Vincent, timbalera Jessica Rodriguez, trombonists Reut Regev and Shannon Barnett and singers Sofia Tosello and Ariacne Trujillo … Melissa Stylianou sings at the Jazz Standard Aug. 7 … Guitarist Mary Halvorson's Reverse Blue band hits Barbès Aug. 8; she appears with her trio at the Cornelia Street Café Aug. 10 and at the same venue Aug. 11 with Thumbscrew … Vocalist Kate McGarry plays Joe's Pub Aug. 10 … Chris McNulty sings at the Bar Next Door Aug 13 … Singer Kendra Shank's quartet celebrates 13 years together at Jazz at Kitano Aug. 15 … Vocalist Melissa Hamilton makes her Birdland debut Aug. 19; she's at the G Bar in the Bronx Aug. 21 … Saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin hits Ginny's Supper Club at the Red Rooster Aug. 20, a Charlie Parker Jazz Festival event … Singer Maucha Adnet joins Trio da Paz at Dizzy's Aug. 21-26 and Aug. 28-Sept. 2 … Bari saxophonist Claire Daly hits the Cornelia Street Café Aug. 23 with wordsmith Kirpal Gordon and trumpeter Jami Dauber; she's at Sullivan Hall Aug. 25 with
with Tribecastan … Pianist Jill McManus plays Sofia's Aug. 23 … Catch singer Rene Marie's Experiment in Truth in Marcus Garvey Park Aug. 25, part of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival; festival fun continues Aug. 26 at Tompkins Square Park with Ernestine Anderson … Check out midday jazz at Saint Peter's Church with Carol Sudhalter on tenor, bari and flute Aug. 29 … Jo Lawry sings at the Cornelia Street Café Aug. 31. Far and near Marlene VerPlanck sings at Trumpets Aug. 4 and at Jazz at Kitano Aug. 23 … Vocalist Nicole Pasternak takes it outside at the Beczak Environmental Center on the Yonkers waterfront Aug. 10 … Bassist Nicki Parrott appears at Knickerbocker Aug. 10-11 and at Shanghai Jazz Aug. 15 … Organist Akiko Tsuruga hits the Garage Aug. 11 and Lyndhurst in Tarrytown Aug. 16 … Singer Sheila Jordan, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and others celebrate Jack DeJohnette's 70th birthday at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock Aug. 12 … Gabriele Tranchina sings at the Hudson Valley Jazz Festival in Warwick, NY, Aug. 18 … Catch pianist Helen Sung at the Jazz in the Valley Festival in Poughkeepsie Aug. 19 … Pianist Renee Rosnes appears at the Maverick Concert Hall in Woodstock Aug. 25. FYI Female singers who aren't signed to a major label have until Aug. 15 to enter the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. Go to: http://www.indabamu sic.com and click on "opportunities." This is a recording … Bassist Ellen Andrea Wang leads Pixel in Reminder (Cuneiform) … Anat Cohen plays tenor and clarinet on Duduka da Fonseca's Samba Jazz-Jazz Samba (Anzic) … Singer Cassandra Wilson visits Another Country (eOne) … Pianist Angelica Sanchez accompanies Sunny Kim as she sings with a Painter's Eye (Sunnyside) … Jessica Jones plays tenor Live at the Freight (New Artists) … Peter Appleyard counts pianist/singer Carol Welsman and vocalists including Sophie Milman, Barbra Lica and Jill Barber among his Sophisticated Ladies (Justin Time) … Vocalist Cyrille Aimée hits the Junction with the Hot Club of Detroit (Mack Avenue) … Pianist Roberta Piket records Solo (Thirteenth Note) … Carol Saboya sings Ivan Lins and Milton Nascimento on Belezas (AAM) … Sue Evans guests on drums and percussion as Lisa Kirchner sings about Charleston for You (Verdant World) … Vocalist Anna Estrada has a new one, Volando.
HOT FLASHES By Seton Hawkins The Musician Club Owners Corner Even within a genre noted for diversely talented iconoclasts, Enrico Granafei stands out as rather extraordinary in the jazz world. A chromatic harmonica virtuoso who simultaneously accompanies his lyrical melodic lines with deft guitar fingerwork, Granafei has carefully and painstakingly forged a thoroughly singular musical aesthetic and a sound that recommends him as one of the most fascinating jazz artists to see in performance. Given Granafei's willingness to dive into this difficult musical challenge, it should come as no surprise that he took on the famously daunting role of club owner, having served—alongside his wife, vocalist Kristine Massari—as the owner and manager of Montclair's Trumpets Jazz Club since 1999. "I used to play at Trumpets a great deal after I moved here from Italy, but it shut down," Granafei recalls. "Later, I was speaking with a friend who was looking for something to do with his life and investments, and I mentioned reopening Trumpets as a business possibility. However, that deal never came through, so my wife suggested that she and I reopen the club together." "I had no idea where to start, so my wife said, 'I'll take care of it.' At the time, I didn't think too much about it," he laughs. "But sure enough, she did indeed take care of it, and all of a sudden I'm a club owner! It was unexpected, and I wasn't sure what to do because I had never really dreamed of this. But I set about making the best of it, and once I learned how to deal with the business, I realized that I was providing a service for the community. There are not too many pure jazz clubs anymore, and so here I have the ability to run the venue with integrity and respect for the music." Indeed, Granafei has transformed Trumpets into a jazz beacon for the area, making it a home to locally and nationally renowned artists. Even within the notoriously saturated New York market, Trumpets manages to assert its influence through high-quality acts—George Benson has graced its stage and Etta James' final concert took place at Trumpets—that draw audiences from northern New Jersey and the five boroughs. In turn, Granafei's work with the club has enhanced his international profile, providing new outlets for his music. His diligent work has paid off, and while
the struggle to survive as a business may always be on Granafei's mind, he has, nevertheless, managed to maintain integrity in his booking decisions. "Little by little, you can build strong relationships within the community," he notes. "People can see and respect that you are working on their behalf to create something great." Visit www.trumpetsjazz.com for more information and a full calendar of events at Trumpets.
It's happening in Goshen, CT The esteemed Litchfield Jazz Festival celebrates its 17th anniversary August 1012 at the Goshen Fairgrounds in Connecticut. August 10 also marks the conclusion of the Litchfield Jazz Camp, one of the largest and longest-running jazz camps in the country, which has featured educators including Alvin Atkinson, Mike DiRubbo, and Geri Allen. More information on the camp, as well as tickets to the festival, can be found at www.litchfieldjazzfest.com. August Festivals The June 2012 issue of Hot House Jazz features dedicated coverage of summer festivals in the area. Below are additional spotlights that were not yet available. Beginning Aug. 8, New Haven comes alive for Jazz Week, a preamble to the New Haven Jazz Festival with venues throughout the city opening their doors to talents including Gil Hawkins and Ben Wolfe, ultimately leading up to the festival on Aug. 11. Performance highlights include veteran T.S. Monk as well as riscontinued on next page
FRESH TAKES By Adam Larson, student a Manhattan School of Music Benny Benack III comes from a family of strong musical conviction. As early as age 9, Benack started playing piano and singing with his father's big band in Pittsburgh. Picking up the trumpet a few years later gave rise to the triple threat that Benack is today. A senior at the Manhattan School of Music, Benack has played in every major ensemble the program has to offer, and is a top call sideman for countless groups throughout the city. In the past year, however, Benack has refocused his energy toward his own music. One of the major factors in Benack's success is his versatility as a musician, which his original music certainly reflects. Whether a straight-ahead burner, pensive odd-meter vamp or backbeat pop ballad, Benack exudes a certain joy in his playing for each context, navigating each style effortlessly. "I've been trying to take inspiration compositionally from varying sources, allowing the creative process to be my guide rather than trying to write in a specific idiom," Benack says. "Whether I
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Godwin Louis. For more information, visit www.jazzhaven.org. Produced by the education stalwarts at Jazz House Kids, the Montclair Jazz Festival is free to the public in Montclair's Nishuane Park on Aug. 18. Drawing heavily from Jazz House Kids' faculty members, the festival offers a stunning array of artists including Joe Lovano, Christian McBride, Billy Hart and Michele Rosewoman. For more information, visit www.jazzhousekids.org. On Aug. 18 and 19, the 12th annual Jazz in the Valley festival sets up residence in
sing or play trumpet, I just want to do right by the music." Benny Benack III will appear at the Bar Next Door on Aug. 9 and 30 with his triosâ€”organist Emmet Cohen and drummer Mark Whitfield, Jr., the 9th, Raviv Markovitz on bass and Jimmy MacBride on drums the 30th. He also will be at the Cornelia Street CafĂŠ on Aug. 7 with Colony.
its new home in Poughkeepsie's Waryas Park. A veritable Who's Who of jazz graces the line-up, notably Billy Harper, Jimmy Cobb, Mulgrew Miller, Lou Donaldson, Roy Ayers, Javon Jackson and Helen Sung. Festival tickets are available for sale at www.transart inc.org. The Harlem Jazz and Music Festival presents "Summer in the City" on Aug. 20. Featuring live music and family activities throughout Harlem, the festival concludes with "Uptown Saturday Night," a tribute to Lindy Hop pioneer Frankie Manning. Created in collaboration with Jazzmobile and the National Jazz Museum of Harlem, the event takes place at 6 p.m. in Jackie Robinson Park. For more information, visit www.harlemdiscover.com.
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The trumpet player's message is clear to anyone attending the upcoming shows. He says, "I try to be hip and challenging but it's a party too. I think people have a good time when they hear this band. We won't play any rock 'n' roll or world music. We're just going straight for the jugular." The John Marshall Quintet will play at Smalls on Aug. 3 and 4, and at Abingdon Theatre on Aug. 12. Benack III photo by Silvie Cheng
B A C K S T A G E PA S S JAZZ ANECDOTE BY BILL CROW Bill Crow's books "Jazz Anecdotes" and "From Birdland to Broadway" can be found at your favorite bookstore, and at www.billcrowbass.com along with many interesting photos and links. On a tour of Europe, Barney Kessel was telling Gary Burton and Steve Swallow how proud he was of his kids, who were going to school in Switzerland and learning to speak German. Barney said he had picked up quite a bit of the language himself. In Germany, he invited Gary and Steve to lunch at a restaurant, offering to order for them. Barney got into a heated exchange with the waiter, but persisted, and the waiter finally went off to fill the order. Then Barney suddenly remembered he had placed a trans-Atlantic call, and the operator was going to call him back. He rushed back to the hotel just before the waiter reappeared, bearing a tray with seven huge steins of beer, which Barney had inadvertently ordered. Gary and Steve never got any lunch that day. They never told Barney what happened, but they had a good laugh.
A Moment You Missed by Fran Kaufman Hot House Contributing Photographer WBGO radio hosts and broadcasts very special Monday night performances at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola on a monthly basis. On-air personality Rhonda Hamilton interviews the headliners and always brings her deep knowledge of jazz and her special perspective to the pre-concert interviews. Rhonda didn't know that "dresser" was part of her job description when the great George Cables appeared on Jan. 23 this year. But George was having difficulties putting on his cufflinks. Rhonda to the rescue!
Published on Jul 25, 2012