March 2015 Jazz Standard
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OTH THESE WINNING SPINS feature versatile virtuosi as leaders, B musicians who have mastered more than
one instrument and are conversant with, and comfortable in, a wide range of styles. The albums also are personal reflections of how the two musicians view themselves at this juncture of their artistic lives. For Steve Turre, it means focusing on his trombone playing and love of swing and the blues, without abandoning his other interests, from funk to Afro-Latin, or his mastery of an instrument he has singlehandedly brought to jazz: seashells. For Anat Cohen, it is reflecting her musical life in New York City: she says she "flows between modern and traditional jazz, between samba and choro: all maybe in a week's time," all while being equally proficient on clarinet, tenor sax and bass clarinet. Spiritman, Steve Turre (Smoke Sessions), is a live studio date in the basic quintet/sextet context that Turre emerged from with Art Blakey, Woody Shaw and Rahsaan Roland Kirk in the 1970s and 80s. Here he's joined by alto and soprano saxophonist Bruce Williams, pianist Xavier Davis, bassist Gerald Cannon and drummer Willie Jones III, who bring a convincing Afro-Latin-inflected hard bop vibe to the leader's opener, "Bu," a tribute to Blakey. Turre's fondness for organ combos informs his take on "Lover Man," the brisk, "toe tappin' swing" emulating that sound. His jaunty unmuted solo has a soulful heft, contrasting with his gentler cone-muted solo trades with bass, a signature strategy also employed to fine effect in the midst of a swinging "'S Wonderful." One of Turre's strengths that sets him apart from most of the trombonists who came out of bebop, hard bop and Latin jazz, is his creative command of a panoply of mutes and, hence, of trombone voices. His emotionally expressive plunger mute is heard to good effect on his original, "Trayvon's Blues," which also contains a plaintive shells coda, and evocatively on the ballad "It's Too Late Now." His Harmon mute shines on Silver's "Peace." Two other formative aspects of Turre's life are also showcased on the album. His 30-year continuing tenure with the Saturday Night Live band is referenced by his "Funky Thing," often heard on the show. His parallel career in Latin jazz is reflected by his "Nangadef," featuring Chembo Corniel on congas, cast in a buoyant "African 6" time.
By George Kanzler
Shells, for the first time recorded while played inside a piano so that the strings resonate, are included on the closer, a medley of Turre's a cappella "Spiritman" and the group's version of Miles Davis' "All Blues." This music has a positive, swaggering confidence; Turre's obvious enthusiasm for it infecting his bandmates, who all contribute inspired performances. Luminosa, Anat Cohen (Anzic), marks a decade since Cohen's debut album came out and, in those ten years, she has become a preeminent jazz clarinetist, even though she considered tenor saxophone her first instrument when she arrived in the U.S. from Israel in 1996. She plays clarinet on eight of the 11 tracks, and bass clarinet on two others. She only breaks out her tenor on "The Wein Machine," her tribute to jazz impresario George Wein, which is also the only piece with downright swing rhythms. Most of the album reflects Cohen's affection for Brazilian music but her approach is fascinating because of how she and her band members put a unique spin on the Brazilian sources. Unlike previous jazz generations, they don't simply graft jazz onto forthright Brazilian rhythms and forms. The rolling shuffle that introduces Milton Nascimento's "Lilia," the opening track, is barely recognizable as bossa nova and Cohen's piping high clarinet strays far from the tropics, before a second section produces a swinging samba feel for fluid yet forceful clarinet and piano (Jason Lindner) solos and interactions. Brazilian acoustic guitarist Romero Lubambo and hand percussionist Gilmar Gomes contribute effervescent sparkle to several tunes, and to a brooding Nascimento's "Cais," featuring bass clarinet, which Cohen plays with much more woodwind flavor than most jazz saxophonists. The fetching sentimentality of slow accordion infuses "Ternura," showcasing Cohen's Choro Aventuroso trio, also heard on the exuberant "Espinha de Bacalhau" with Vitor Goncalves on accordion. Lindner uses electric piano and synths with effective restraint on a pensive ballad, "Ima," as well as on a prancing take of electronica stalwarts Flying Lotus' "Putty Boy Strut." Throughout the recording Cohen, like Turre, performs with both virtuosity and admirable passion.
Steve Turre's Quintet celebrates the release of Spiritman at Smoke, March 1315. Anat Cohen's Quartet appears at Shea Center at William Paterson University on March 1 and Jazz Standard March 4-8.
Cohen cover photo by Augusta Sagnelli, Turre by Jimmy Katz, Haynes by Fran Kaufman, Heath by Fran Kaufman.
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104E 126th St #2C. (bet Park & Lexington Avs). 212-348-8300. www.jmih.org. Free adm. Exhibit: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm feat Bebo Valdés - Giant of Cuban Music. Events: 78:30pm. Mar 3: Harlem Heroes at the JALC Hall of Fame; 5: Parallax Conversations Mari Kimura; 10: A Night at the Cotton Club (at Maysles Institute); 18: Solomon Hicks; 25: Harlem Speaks feat Jeff “Tain” Watts. NEW AMSTERDAM MUSIC ASSOCIATION: 107W 130th St (bet Lenox & Adam Clayton Powel Blvds). 212-510-8140. $5/15 adm. Mar 22&29: 5pm Antoinette, Pecola & Gia. PARIS BLUES: 2021 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd at 121st St. 212-222-9878. Sets: Daily Jam 9pm-1am + 5-9pm Sun. Free adm. Mon: John Cooksey & Spontaneous Combustion Qrt; Tues: 1st,3rd&5th John Cooksey Blues Crew, 2nd&4th Annette Bland McCoy & Sultans of Soul; Wed: Les Goodson & Intergalactic Soul Jazz Band; Thurs: except 3rd Tyrone Govan & Top Secret, 3rd Lucious Conway Sxt; Fri: Melvin Vines & Harlem Jazz Machine; Sat: alternate between Antoine Dowdell Gp & 69th Street Band; Sun: 5pm 1st&3rd La Banda Ramirez, 5th Elliot Pineiro & Sumbaswing, 9pm Melvin Vine & Harlem Jazz Machine feat Okaru Hoshino Lovelace. PARLOR ENTERTAINMENT: 555 Edgecombe Av at 160th St. #3F. 212-781-6595. Sun: 4pm free adm w/Marjorie Eliot, Bob Cunningham, Sedric Choukroun & spec guests. RENDALL MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN: 59W 137th St, #61 (bet Malcom X Blvd & 5th Av). www.welcometoharlem.com. 212-2832928. Tues: 12-1:45pm $15 adm Harlem Afternoon Jazz Series. Mar 3: Ted Daniel & The International Brass and Membrane Corps w/Joe Daley; 10: Ronnie Burrage Trio; 17: Art Baron & friends feat Bill Easley. RIVERSIDE CHURCH: 490 Riverside Dr (bet 120th & 122nd Sts). 1st Mon: 10am-12pm Open meeting by Harlem Arts Alliance www.harlemaa.org/347-735-4280. RIVERSIDE THEATRE: 490 Riverside Dr (bet 120th & 122nd Sts) 212-870-6784/ www.the riversidetheatre.org/www.jazzmobile.org. RYAN’S DAUGHTER: 350E 85th St (bet 1st & 2nd Avs). www.ryansdaughternyc.com. 212628-2613. Fri: 8:30&10pm Josh Marcum & friends. SCHOMBURG CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN BLACK CULTURE: 515 Malcolm X Blvd. www.nypl.org/research/sc/sc. 212-491-2200. Mar 30: 7pm $15 adm Catherine Russell, opener Lakecia Benjamin. SETTEPANI: 196 Lenox Av at 120th St. 917492-4806. www.settepani.com. Thurs: 810pm. SHOWMAN’S: 375W 125th St at Morningside. www.showmansjazzclub.com. 212-864-8941. Sets: Mon-Thurs 8:30,10&11:30pm, Fri-Sat 9:30,11:30pm&1:30am. Free adm/2 drink min/set. SHRINE: 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd (bet 133rd & 134th Sts). 212-690-7807. www.shrinenyc.com. Sets: 6-8pm unless otherwise noted. Free adm. Residency (R): Sun 5-8pm Jam w/Lu Reid. Mar 1: R; 3: Lee Marvin Band; 4: Alex Bryson Qrt; 8: R; 11: Jon Sheckler Trio; 12: Andrew Hartman; 15: R; 17: The Tom Blatt Project; 18: Steve Kaiser Band; 20: Donee Middleton; 21: Asako Takasaki; 22: R; 26: Sunfree; 27: Nick Di Maria; 29: R. SILVANA: 300W 116th St at Frederick Douglass Blvd. www.silvana-nyc.com. 646692-4935. Sets: 6-8pm unless otherwise noted. Free adm. Mar 1: Lesedi Ntsane &
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MID-TOWN MANHATTAN (Between 35th & 69th Street)
AACM: Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. www.aacm-newyork.com. 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 w/Sharon Fisher. B. B. KING BLUES CLUB & GRILL: 237W 42nd St. www.bbkingblues.com. 212-9974144. Lucille’s Grill (LG). Mar 18: 7:30&10pm Marcus Miller; 23: 8pm Michael Dutra Big Band Ens; 27: 11:55pm LG Miss Ida Blue. 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. Residencies (R): Mon
9:30pm Jim Caruso Cast Party; Wed 5:30-7pm David Ostwald & Louis Armstrong Eternity Band; Fri 5-7pm Birdland Big Band by Tommy Igoe; Sat 6pm Barbara Carroll; Sun 6pm Birdland Jazz Party w/Natalie Douglas 03/1,8&15, 9pm Arturo O’Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orch. Mar 1: R; 2: Breithaupt Brothers + R; 37: Mike Stern & Bill Evans Band; 8: R; 9: Trevor McQueen + R; 10-14: Kevin Mahogany; 12: 6pm Tammy McCann; 15-16: R; 17-21: Network Trio feat Charnett Moffett, Stanley Jordan & Jeff Tain Watts; 22: tba; 23: R; 24-28: John Abercrombie Qrt; 26: 6pm Peter Mazza; 29: tba; 30: R; 31-Apr 4: Sheila Jordan. BROADWAY THAI RESTAURANT: 241W 51st St (bet 8th Av & Bway). 212-226-4565. Mon&Sun: 6:30-10:30pm; Sat: 8pm-12am Rick Bogart Trio. CARNEGIE CLUB: At City Spire Centre. 156W 56th St. www.thecarnegieclub.net. 212-9579676. Fri: 9pm-12am; Sat: 8:30&10:30pm Sinatra tribute feat Steve Maglio & Stan Rubin 11 Piece Orch. CARNEGIE HALL: 57th St & 7th Av. 212-2477800. www.carnegiehall.org. Mar 3: 8pm Keith Jarrett Solo; 6: 9:30pm Zankell Hall Edmar Castañeda Trio. COBI: At Pearl Studios NY. 516-922-2010. DAVID RUBENSTEIN ATRIUM: At Lincoln Center. Bway at 62nd St. www.lincolncenter. org/atrium. 212-875-5350. Mar 26: 7:30pm Target Free Thursdays series feat Heath Qrt. DIZZY’S CLUB COCA-COLA: At Jazz @ Lincoln Center. 10 Columbus Cr at 60th St. 5th Fl. www.jalc.org. 212-258-9800. Sets: 7:30&9:30pm; Late Night Sessions 11:30pm Tues-Sat, hosted by Michael Mwenso Thurs&Sat. Adm: unless otherwise noted Sun-Thurs $35, Fri $40, Sat $45, Student $25, Late Nights $5-20; $10 min. Mar 1: $40 Dexter Gordon Legacy Ens; 2: Eastman Jazz Ens w/Dave Glasser; 3-5: Cyrus Chestnut Trio; 6-8: Calvin Keys & Yotam Silberstein; 9: $25 Chihiro Yamanaka Trio; 10: $30 Anton Schwartz Qnt; 11: $30 Jazzmeia Horn; 12: $30 Gregory Generet; 13-15: Jacky Terrasson Qnt; 16: New York Youth Symphony Jazz feat Luis Bonilla; 17-19: $40 03/19 Renee Rosnes Qrt; 20-22: Brussels Jazz Orch; 23: Manhattan School of Music Jazz Orch feat Dave Liebman; 24: Joey Calderazzo Trio; 25: $30 Larry Ridley Jazz Legacy Ens; 26: The Ladybugs; 27-29: Michele Rosewoman & New Yor-Uba; 30: $30 Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Sxt; 31-Apr 5: $40 03/31-04/2&5 Christian McBride Big Band. Late Night w/Mar 3-7: David Meder Trio; 10-14: Steven Feifke Spt; 17-21: Adam Larson; 24-28: Evan Sherman 03/24-25&27 Entourage, 03/26&28 Big Band. FLÛTE EAST SIDE: 303E 53rd St at 2nd Av. 646998-5434. www.flutebar.com. Wed: 8-10pm. FLÛTE MIDTOWN: 205W 54th St (bet Bway & 7th Av). 212-265-5169. www.flutebar.com. Wed: 7-10pm. Mar 11: Dorian Devins; 25: Rose Ellis. IGUANA RESTAURANT: 240W 54th St at Bway. www.iguananyc.com. 212-765-5454. Mon-Tues: 8-11pm Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks. IRENE DIAMOND EDUCATION CENTER: At Jazz at Lincoln Center. 10 Columbus Cr at 60th St. 5th Fl. www.jalc.org. 212-7216500/212-258-9922. Spring Term Swing University: 6:30-9:30pm Mondays w/Phil Schaap from 03/23, 6:30-8:30pm Tuesdays w/Larry Ridley from 03/24, Wednesdays w/John Wriggle 03/25, w/Randy Sandke from 03/25. IRIDIUM: 1650 Bway at 51st St. 212-582-2121. www.theiridium.com. Sets & adm unless otherwise noted: 8&10pm, $25 adm/15 min, stu-
dent 1/2 price 2nd set Tues-Thurs&Sun. Mar 1: 8pm $20 Jeremy Dutton & Our Spirits Are Free; 2: Charlie Parr; 3: Sharon Clark; 4: 8:30&10:30pm AJ Croce; 5: 8:30&10:30pm $20 Wayne Wilentz Qnt; 6: 8:30pm Eric Steckel; 7: tba; 8: Lighthouse Trio; 9: tba; 10: 8:30pm $30 Dana Fuchs; 11: 8:30pm $20 Elin; 12: tba; 13: 8:30&10:30pm Danielle Nicole; 14: tba; 15: 8pm Trail Marker; 16: 8:30pm Trevor Gordon Hall; 17: tba; 18: 8:30pm $20 Alex Brown Latin Jazz Qnt; 19-20: 9pm $25 Katrina; 21-22: tba; 23: 8:30pm $25 The Bell Bottom Blues; 24: tba; 25: 8:30pm $20 Ricky Rodriguez Qnt; 26: tba; 27-28: 8:30&10:30pm Levin Brothers; 29: $20 Steve Blum & The Molecular Organ Trio; 30-31: tba. 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. Adm: Mon-Tues free/$15 min, Wed-Thurs $15 + 20 min, FriSat $30 + 20 min, Sun $35 buffet. Residencies (R): Mon Jam w/Iris Ornig; Tues Chris Ziemba Solo; Sun Jazz Brunch w/Tony Middleton Trio. Mar 1-3: R; 4: Ehud Asherie Trio; 5: Ayako Shirasaki Trio w/spec guest Lewis Nash; 6: Svetlana Shmulyian & The Delancey Five w/spec guest Wycliffe Gordon; 7: Inventions Trio feat Bill Mays, Marvin Stamm & Alisa Horn; 8-10: R; 11: Sarah Silverman & Bruce Barth Duo; 12: Anke Helfrich Qrt; 13: Tina Fabrique Qrt; 14: Gary Bartz Qrt; 15-17: R; 18: Janice Friedman Trio; 19: John Dokes Qnt; 20: Valerie Capers Trio; 21: Andy Suvalsky Qrt; 22-24: R; 25: Larry Fuller Trio; 26: Carl Bartlett Jr. Qrt; 27: David Kikoski Trio; 28: Michael Wolff & Mike Clark; 29-31: R. JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER: 10 Columbus Cr at 60th St. 5th Fl. www.jalc.org. 212-2589800. Appel Room (AR), Rose Theater (RT). Mar 6-7: 7&9:30pm AR Alvester Garnett & Charenee Wade; 27-28: 8pm RT Paquito D’Rivera. JUILLIARD SCHOOL: 60 Lincoln Center Plaza. 212-799-5000. www.juilliard.edu. KAUFMAN CENTER: 129W 67th St (bet Bway & Amsterdam). www.kaufman-center.org. 212-501-3330. KLAVIERHAUS: 211W 58th St (bet 7th Av & Bway). www.klavierhaus.com. 212-245-4535. See Le Parker Meridien. L’YBANE: 709 8th Av (bet 44th & 45th Sts). 212582-2012. www.lybane.com. Tues&Fri 9pm12am: Rick Bogart Trio. LAGUARDIA HIGH SCHOOL OF MUSIC & ART AND PERFORMING ARTS: 100 Amsterdam Av at 65th St. 212-496-0700. www.laguardiahs.org. The LAMBS CLUB: 132W 44th St (bet 6th Av & Bway). www.thelambsclub.com. 212-9975262. Tues-Wed: 8-11:30pm; Sun: 11am-3pm Jazz Brunch. LE CIRQUE: One Beacon Ct, 151E 58th St (bet 3rd & Lexington Avs). 212-644-0202. www.lecirquecafe.com. Mon: 7:30-10:30pm Musical Mondays. Mar 2: Lance Zitron & Society Trio; 9: Danny Bacher; 16: Matt Baker Trio feat Nicolas King; 23: David Budway & Kristen Lee Sergeant; 30: Cole Rumbough. LE PARKER MERIDIEN: 119W 56th St (bet 6th & 7th Avs). www.klavierhaus.com/jazzhaus. 212-245-4535. LEXINGTON HOTEL: 511 Lexington Av at 48th St. www.lexingtonhotelnyc.com. 212204-2318. Tues-Sat: 6-8pm The New York Jazz Workshop. Mar 6,14&28: Melissa Hamilton. LOCAL 802: Associated Musicians of Greater New York Club Room. 322W 48th St (bet 8th & 9th Sts). www.local802afm.org. 212-245-
4802. Mon: 7-9:30pm Jazz Foundation of America Jam. LUCY MOSES SCHOOL: At Kaufman Center. 129W 67th St (bet Bway & Amsterdam). www.kaufman-center.org. 212-501-3360. Jazz program dir by Roni Ben-Hur. MATTS GRILL: 932 8th Av at 55th St. 212-3075109. www.mattsgrill.com. Tues: 8-11pm free adm. MEASURE: At Langham Place. 400 5th Av (bet 36th & 37th Sts). www.measurenyc.com. 212-695-4005. Sets: 8-11pm. Free adm/1 drink min. Mon-Sat: Trio/Qrt; Sun: Solo. Mar 1,8&15: Marco Di Gennaro; 2-5: Ray Gallon; 6-7,9-14&16-19: Antonio Ciacca; 20-21: Jill McCarron; 22&29: Kate Cosco; 23-28: “Choro” Eduardo Belo; 30-31: Michael Kanan. MICHIKO STUDIOS: 149W 46th St (bet 6th & 7th Avs). 3rd Fl. www.robertoswinds.com. 212-302-4011. Sets: 8pm/$15 adm. Mar 20: $20 David Lopato Solo; 28: Brian Melvin & David Kikoski Duo. MONKEY BAR: 60E 54th St (bet Madison & Park Avs). www.monkeybarnewyork.com. 212-288-1010. Fri-Sat: 8pm-12am Solo. The NATIONAL: 557 Lexington Av at 50th St. 212-715-2400. www.thenationalnyc.com. Sun: 6-10pm. Mar 1: Fatum Brothers Trio; 8: Rosalyn McClore; 15: tba; 22: Maggie Rose; 29: Charlie Apicella & Iron City. NATSUMI RESTAURANT: 226W 50th St (bet 8th & Bway). www.natsuminyc.com. 212258-2988. Tues: 6-8pm Joe Cohn Organ Trio. PEARL STUDIOS NYC: 519 8th Av (bet 35th & 36th Sts). 12th Fl. Studio A. www.pearlstu diosnyc.com. Fri: 7:30-10:30pm $10 adm Open Mic/Jam by Frank Owens for Singers, Tap Dancers & Instrumentalists. PERA MEDITERRANEAN BRASSERIE: 303 Madison Av (bet 41st & 42nd Sts). 212-8786301. www.peranyc.com. Free adm. Fri: 69:30pm. The PLAZA HOTEL: 768 5th Av at Central Park S. 212-759-3000. www.theplaza.com. 8:30-11:30pm: free adm. Wed: Kat Gang; Thurs: Lapis Luna Qrt. RAINBOW ROOM: 30 Rockefeller Plaza. 65th Fl. www.rainbowroom.com/dining-entertain ment. 212-632-5000. Mon: 6:30-11pm $175 adm; Sun: 12-3pm $95 adm. Mar 1: Jolie Môme Band; 2: Glenn Crytzer & Blue Rhythm Band; 8: Elaine Dame Qrt; 9: James Langton & New York All-Star Big Band; 15: Carte Blanche Band; 16: George Gee Swing Orch; 22: Nightingale Band; 23: David Berger Orch; 29: Fleur Seule; 30: Gordon Webster. ROBERT: 2 Columbus Cir. 9th Fl. 212-299-7730. www.robertnyc.com. Sets: Mon-Tues 6:309:30pm, Wed-Thurs 7-10pm, Fri-Sat 8-11pm, Sun 12:30-2:30pm Brunch & 6:30-9:30pm. Mar 12&26: Shailah Edmonds. ROBERTO’S WINDS: 149W 46th St. 212-3911315. www.robertoswinds.com. ROOM 53: 314W 53rd St (bet 8th & 9th Avs). 646-675-5341. www.room53.us. Mar 11: 811pm free adm Jeanne Gies Trio. The RUM HOUSE: 228W 47th St (bet Bway & 8th Av). www.edisonrumhouse.com. 646490-6924. Sets: 9:30pm-12:30am, Mon 10pm2am. Residencies: Mon Terry Waldo & Rum House Jass Band; Sun Candy Shop Boys. 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; Wed: 1pm $10 don Midtown Jazz at Midday; Sun: 5pm free adm Jazz Vespers. Mar 1: Eastman Jazz Ens w/Dave Glasser; 4: Junior Mance Trio; 8: Aaron Shragge & Ben Monder Duo; 9: 810pm $25 adm Paul Ash Legends of Jazz Awards to Jimmy Heath, Barry Harris, Frank
Wess (posthumously); 11: Russ Kassoff Big Band; 15: Marike van Dijk & Stereography Project; 18: Harvie S & Alan Broadbent; 22: Arturo O'Farrill & the Boss Level Sxt; 25: Stan Rubin & Tigertown Five; 26: 7:30pm Duke Ellington Society’s meeting www.the dukeellingtonsociety.org; 29: Ike Sturm & Evergreen. SAN MARTIN RESTAURANT: 143E 49th St (bet Lexington & 3rd Avs). 212-832-0888. www.sanmartinrestaurantny.com. 1st Tues: 6-8pm Ron Odrich Qrt. SOMETHIN’ JAZZ CLUB: 212E 52nd St (bet 2nd & 3rd Avs). www.somethinjazz.com. 212371-7657. Sets: Early (E) 7-8:45pm, Late (L) 9-10:45pm, Night (N) 11pm-12:45am, add PM 5-6:45pm Sat-Sun. $12 adm unless otherwise noted/$10 min. Mar 1: PM Kali Rodriguez Pena Qnt, E RT9 Ens, L Vadim Neselovskyi Agricultural Dreams Trio; 2: E Neal Kirkwood Qrt, L Marvin Dolly String Trio, N $15 Schapiro 17; 3: E Der Wawawa, L Odd Steinar Albrigtsen Qrt; 4 : E Alessandro Fadini, L $15 Eugene Marlow & Heritage Ens, N Jeff Gardner Trio; 5: E Mark Wade Trio, L JP Jofre, N Luz Pinos; 6: E Tuomo & Rachel, L Andrew McCormack, N Adebayo Fayemi Gp; 7: 2-4pm New York Jazz Academy Big Band, PM Nathan Bellott Qrt, E Valentina Marino, L Brothers of Contrapuntal Swing, N Fo/mo/deep; 8: PM $15 Bob Rodriguez Trio, E Eric Wollman Trio, L Stephen Lynerd Qrt; 9: E Chase Baird, L Antonello Parisi Qrt; 10: E $15 Deborah Latz, L Uta Habbig Qrt, N Jim Donica Qrt; 11: E Chris Clark Qrt, L JP Jofre, N Aron Caceres Trio; 12: E David Kardas, L Elmar Brass Trio, N Varmus/Thompson Duo; 13: E Zach Mama, L Mitch Marcus & Invaders Trio, N Aimee Allen; 14: PM Nagi Okamoto Qnt, E Hyuna Park, L Emeraldo, N Andre Carvalho Qnt; 15: PM Nelson Riveros, E Concetta Donato, L Peter & Hermon; 16: E Takeshi Asai Trio, L Michael Eckroth, N Eva Klesse; 17: E Benjamin Sutin Ens, L Sigmar Matthiasson Trio, N Barbara Levy Daniels Qrt; 18: E Ben Sher, L $15 Clovis Nicolas Qnt, N Pedro Laco; 19: E Chiemi Nakai Latin Jazz Trio, L Jacinta Clusellas Gp, N Gianni Gagliardi; 20: E Matt Savage Trio, L Isaiah Barr, N Isaiah Barr; 21: 12-4pm&PM New York Jazz Academy, L David Glasser Qrt, N Will Mac; 22: L $15 Brian Melvin Trio. STANLEY H. KAPLAN PENTHOUSE: 165W 65th St (bet Bway & Amsterdam). 10th Fl. www.lincolncenter.org. 212-875-5000. Mar 26: 8pm Magos & Limón. STEINWAY HALL: 109W 57th St. 212-2461100. www.steinwayhall.com. 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. Residencies (R): Mon Swingadelic; Tues George Gee Swing Orch; Wed Stan Rubin Orch w/Joe Politi; Sun except 03/1 Felix & the Cats. Mar 1&26: Vanessa Trouble w/Red Hot Swing; 24: R; 5&12: Professor Cunningham & Old School; 6&27: Ron Sunshine Orch; 7: Felix & the Cats; 8-11: R; 12: see 03/5; 13&20: George Gee Swing Orch; 14: Swingadelic; 15-18: R; 19: Glenn Crytzer Savoy Seven; 20: see 03/13; 21: Maulers; 22-25: R; 26: see 03/1; 27: see 03/6; 28: closed; 29-31: R. 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-Wed 8-11pm, Thurs 9-
11:30pm, Fri 9pm-1am, Sat Early (E) 810:30pm, Late (L) 11pm-1:30am. Adm: MonWed Free/$5min, Thurs-Sat $10 adm/$10 min. Mar 2: Marla Sampson Duo; 3: Akemi Yamada Trio; 4: Akihiro Yamamoto Duo; 5: Greg Merritt Trio; 6: Shin Sakaino Trio; 7: E Misa Ogasawara Duo, L Dana Reedy Trio; 9: Matt Panayides Trio; 11: Valentina Marino Duo + Terence Nolan Trio; 12: Scot Albertson Duo; 13: Jason Yeager Duo; 14: E Standard Procedures, L Tak Iwasaki Trio; 16: Setsuko Trio; 17: Eileen Howard; 18: Lunana & Lunanos; 19: Benjamin Serveney Trio; 20: Kuni Mikami Trio; 21: E Yuko Ito Trio, L Nick Morrison Trio; 23: Kathryn Kristie Trio; 24: Michael Gallant Trio; 26: Yasuno Katsuki Trio; 27: Takenori Nishiuchi; 28: E Lunana & Lunanos, L Yusuke Seki; 30: Matthew Heath. The TOWN HALL: 123W 43rd St (bet 6&7th Avs). 212-840-2824. www.the-townhallnyc.org. ZANKEL HALL: At Carnegie Hall. 881 7th Av at 57th St. 212-247-7800. See Carnegie Hall.
LOWER MANHATTAN (Below 34th Street)
11TH STREET BAR: 510E 11th St (bet Av A & B). www.11thstbar.com. 212-982-3929. Mon: 8-11pm Richard Clements & Murray Wall Jazz Express. 55 BAR: 55 Christopher St (bet 6th & 7th Avs). 212-929-9883. www.55bar.com. Sets: Early (E) 7-9pm except Fri-Sun 6pm, Late (L) 10pm. 1st Mon: E Sean Wayland; 1st Sat: E Ayana lowe; last Fri: E Kendra Shank. Mar 1 E & 15 L: Brian Charette w/Mighty Grinders; 5: E Amy Cervini Qnt feat Janis Siegel Qnt; 12: E Sheryl Bailey. ABC NO RIO: 156 Rivington St (bet Clinton & Suffolk Sts). www.abcnorio.org. 212-2543697. Sun: 7pm $5 don C.O.M.A. series 2 sets + open session. Mar 1: Will Bollinger Solo + Stan Nishimura/Evan Gallagher/ Blaise Siwula/Claire de Brunner; 8: Gao Jiafeng & Sean Ali + Brad Farberman Ens; 15: Henry Fraser + Jesse Dulman/Ras Moshe/Ken Lieberson; 22: John Lutz & O(h)ms of Resistance Ens + Nick Demopoulos Solo; 29: Dikko Faust Ens + Otto Willberg & David Birchall. ALL THINGS PROJECT: At Neighborhood Chuch. 269 Bleecker St. 212-691-1770. www.allthingsproject.net. Mar 6: 8&9:30pm free adm Petros Klampanis & Contextual. AMUSE WINE BAR: 121 Ludlow St (bet Rivington & Delancey Sts). 212-477-0100. www.amusewine.com. Fri: 8-11pm. Mar 6: Hot Club of Flatbush. ANALOGUE: 19W 8th St (bet 5th Av & McDougal St). www.analoguenyc.com. 212432-0200. Sets: 7:30-10:30pm. Free adm. Mon: Renaud Penant Trio; Tues: Stefano Doglioni Trio; Sun: Ryo Sasaki Trio. 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. ANTIQUE GARAGE: 41 Mercer St. 212-2191019. www.antiquegaragesoho.com. 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). www.backroomnyc.com. 212-228-5098. Mon: 9pm-12:30am feat Svetlana & The Delancey Five. BAR NEXT DOOR: 129 McDougal St. 212-5295945. www.lalanternacaffe.com. Sets: MonThurs Early (E) 6:30-7:45pm, Late (L) 8:30& 10:30pm, Fri-Sat 7:30,9:30&11:30pm, Sun 8&10pm. Adm: $12 all night + 1 drink min/set except Fri-Sat $12/set + 1 drink min/set, E free. Trios unless otherwise noted. MonThurs: E Emerging Artists series; Mon: L Vocal Mondays series. Residencies (R): Wed L Jonathan Kreisberg; Sun Peter Mazza. Mar 1: R; 2: E Benjamin Bryden, L Jocelyn Medina; 3: E Mural Trio, L Itai Kriss; 4: E Kevin Clark, L R; 5: E Alex Levine, L Samir Zarif; 6: Rick Stone; 7: Dave Pietro; 8: R; 9: E Casey Berman, L Chris McNulty & The Magic Trio; 10: E Benno Marmur, L Jacob Deaton; 11: E Rafal Sarnecki, L R; 12: E Tobias Meinhart, L Andrew Gutauskas; 13: Tom Beckham; 14: Nadav Remez; 15: R; 16: E Alex Sugerman, L Linda Ciafalo; 17: E Nick Lancaster, L Jon Irabagon; 18: E Paul Jones, L R; 19: E Nicholas Brust, L Howard Alden & Warren Vaché Duo; 20: Paul Bollenback; 21: Leslie Pintchik; 22: R; 23: E Tom Finn, L Dana Reedy; 24: E Alex Nguyen, L Tyler Blanton; 25: E Jonathan Saraga, L R; 26: E Andrew Van Tassel, L Haggai Cohen-Milo; 27: Paul Meyers & World on a String; 28: Larry Corban; 29: R; 30: E Jonathan Ragonese, L Valentina Marino; 31: E Nick Biello, L Hendrik Meurkens. BLUE NOTE JAZZ CLUB: 131W 3rd St at 6th Av. 212-475-8592. www.bluenotejazz.com. Sets: 8&10:30pm + Late Night Fri-Sat 12:30am, Sunday Brunch 11:30am&1:30pm. Adm varies. Mar 1: Jimmy Heath Big Band; 2: Bann; 3-8: Ron Carter Qrt; 9: Ivan Melon Lewis; 10-12: Dee Dee Bridgewater; 13-15: Roy Haynes 90th B-Day feat Pat Metheny & Christian McBride 03/13, Roy Hargrove 03/14, Savion Glover 03/15; 16: Morley Ens w/spec guest Elio Villafranca, 10:30pm Saunders Sermons; 17-22: Maceo Parker; 23: The Maurice Brown Effect; 24-29: James Moody 90th B-Day feat D.D. Bridgewater, James Carter & Jon Faddis 03/24, James Carter, Wallace Roney & Antonio Hart 03/25, Najee, Wallace Roney & Russell Malone 03/26, Randy Brecker & Roberta Gambarini 03/27, Jimmy Heath & Roberta Gambarini 03/28, Roy Hargrove & Janis Siegel 03/29; 30: Rutgers Faculty Jazz Spt & University Jazz Ens; 31: Gato Barbieri. Late Night w/Mar 6: Courtney Bryan; 13: Strings 'n Skins; 14: cPhour; 21: The Mighty Third Rail; 27: Makaya McCraven; 28: Crosswalk Anarchy. Sunday Brunch w/Mar 8: Women of the World; 29: Combo Nuvo. BOWERY BALLROOM: 6 Delancey St (bet Bowery & Chrystie St). 212-533-2111. www.boweryballroom.com. Mar 7: 9pm $22/18 adm Red Baraat. CAFÉ LOUP: 105W 13th St (bet 6th & 7th Avs). 212-255-4746. www.cafeloupnyc.com. Free adm/$5 min. Sun: 12:30am-3:30pm Jazz Brunch w/Bob Kindred, John Hart & Steve LaSpina, 6:30-9:30pm Junior Mance, Hide Tanaka & Michi Fuji Trio. CAFE NOCTAMBULO: At Pangea. 178 2nd Av (bet 11th & 12th Sts). 212-995-0900. www.cafenoctambulo.com. Tues: 8pm-12am $20 adm/20 min Eric Comstock. CAFFE VIVALDI: 32 Jones St (bet Bleecker & 4th St). www.caffevivaldi.com. 212-691-7538. Free adm. 1st&3rd Wed: 7:15pm Roger Davidson. Mar 1: 8-9pm Teri Roiger. CAPITAL GRILLE: 120 Bway (at Pine & continued on page 24
HE STRONG, ALMOST FIERCE voice on the answering machine bids T the caller, "Leave. Word." Though he cele-
brates his 90th birthday March 13, even in this terse message, Roy Haynes' vitality comes through in his crisp diction, aura of authority and gift for making himself understood, not only in conversation but also musically. No wonder he's been the drummer of choice for top-flight musical innovators for more than seven decades. Love of music and the strong personalities seem to run in the family. Both Haynes' parents, who came to the U.S. from Barbados, sang and played instruments. The drummer remembers his father's pride in having an organ in the living room, and making music with family and friends. Young Haynes found inspiration while growing up on Haskins Street in Roxbury MA, a diverse neighborhood where he heard music coming from a synagogue across the street, and bells from a Catholic church up the hill. "It was beautiful growing up there in those days. Roxbury was like a movie; I loved it." Haynes was always drawn to drums and would tap out rhythms on whatever was available. "I don't know what I'd be doing if I didn't decide to play drums. I got put out of school when I was a kid for drumming on the desk with my thumb." The rhythmic distraction proved too much for the teacher, who sent the ninth-grader to the principal's office. "They told me I couldn't come back 'til I brought one of my parents to school. I knew my father wouldn't goâ€” he'd want to kick the teacher's behind," Haynes recalls with a laugh. The incident marked the end of his formal education. As a teen, Haynes gigged regularly, building a local following and attracting the attention of bandleaders passing through Boston. He caught the ear of Luis
Russell, a former musical director for Louis Armstrong who had split to form his own band, which played legendary New York venues such as the Savoy and the Apollo. The bandleader's daughter, vocalist/multiinstrumentalist Catherine Russell, says, "Roy came to a gig I was on a few years ago and very patiently waited to say hello to me afterwards, so he could show me this perfectly preserved letter from Luis Russell. It was an invitation to join his orchestra. It was very clear and detailed and included the exact pay. I hope he still has it, because it's a valuable piece of archival material at this point. I wanted it, but he wouldn't even let me hold it!" Russell offered the young drummer a weekly salary of $125 (more than $1,600 in current buying power) to join his band in 1945. "When he told me how much he would pay me, I moved to New York and have been here ever since," Haynes says. "I haven't stopped playing since then. I've been all around the world. I've had a hell of a career." No kidding. As each new style of jazz was born, Haynes was there, and completely at home. A partial list of collaborators includes Armstrong, Lester Young, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck, Stan Getz, Randy Weston, Sonny Rollins, Eric Dolphy, Miles Davis, Oliver Nelson, Sarah Vaughan, Steve Lacy, Roland Kirk, Stephane Grappelli, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Witherspoon, Milt Jackson, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Roy Hargrove, Danilo Perez, and John, Alice and Ravi Coltrane, in each of their respective bands. He's also ventured further afield, appearing with the Allman Brothers and Phish. "I'm one of the creators who's still creating, from a teenager until now," he points out. Haynes' musical contributions have been recognized with countless awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Grammy. His elegant personal style earned him a place on Esquire magazine's list of best-dressed men in America in 1960, alongside sartorial overachievers Cary Grant, Clark Gable and Fred Astaire. He's also the patriarch of a musical dynasty: his sons Graham and Craig play cornet and drums, respectively; his daughter, Leslie, sings; and Haynes sounds particularly proud when talking about her son, Marcus Gilmore. "My grandson has turned out to be one of the great drummers; that's amazing. When he was very young, he'd come to rehearsals and sit close to me with his eyes closed, almost underneath me. He never asked me any questions; he just listened to me all the time, taking it all in." The same mode of teaching by example has made a tight unit of his Fountain of Youth band: pianist Martin Bejerano, saxophonist Jaleel Shaw and bassist David
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S P O T L KEITH JARRETT CARNEGIE HALL / MARCH 3 A brilliant piano virtuoso whose voluminous discography rivals most of his jazz contemporaries, few jazz fans are ambivalent about Keith Jarrett's performances. He's a gifted player who can mesmerize listeners with his matchless touch as he explores the dynamics and timbres of the instrument but his quirky, atonal singing, groans and grunts that sporadically accompany his piano are distracting to some. While he has worked frequently leading a trio with Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette for more than three decades, a great deal of Jarrett's output consists of solo concerts, where spontaneity is the order of the day and most of the music is composed onstage. His return to Carnegie Hall, the scene of his triumphant 2005 solo concert CD, will be an evening to remember. KD
SYBEREN VAN MUNSTER CORNELIA STREET CAFÉ / MARCH 3 A relative newcomer on the scene, Dutch guitarist Syberen Van Munster celebrates the release of his debut recording Plunge for Distance. An accomplished composer, scholar and journalist, he's found numerous callings. Living in NYC for the past six years, he's been a regular at guitar haven The Bar Next Door, adding collaborations with pianist Brad Mehldau, saxophonists Jacob Teichroew and Alexander "Sandi" Kuhn and vocalists Fleurine and Michelle Dowdy. His music extends beyond jazz—you'll hear strains of romantic sambas and tangos, along with European chamber and orchestrated music. He'll play with a heady international ensemble, including Netherlands transplants alto saxophonist Ben Van Gelder and drummer Mark Schilders; Brazilian accordion player Vitor Goncalves who might double on the Wurlitzer electric piano; and California-born bassist Martin Nevin. MGN
EDMAR CASTAÑEDA ZANKEL HALL / MARCH 6 Paquito D'Rivera brought down the house a few years back during a Newport Jazz Festival appearance with his Latin big band. Introducing Edmar Castañeda as a special guest, the leader quipped, "I don't know why I bring him out here, he always steals the show." Castañeda has that effect as he simultaneously plays melody, rhythm and bass lines on his Colombian harp. The result is mesmerizing. Featured in Zankel Hall's The Shape of Jazz series, Castañeda will present originals blending a form of Colombian folk music called llanera with samba, flamenco, jazz and Cuban styles. His trio includes saxophonist Shlomi Cohen and drummer David Silliman and special guest Castañeda’s wife vocalist and poet Andrea Tierra singing her own compositions. KF
ALVESTER GARNETT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER / MARCH 6-7 Drummer Alvester Garnett's joyful performance style permeates from the bandstand and into the hearts of the audience. Whether accompanying an ensemble or soloing on a standard, Garnett's soulful interpretations can carry any tune to new and exciting heights. Beginning his percussion studies at age 14, Garnett dedicated himself to music, winning third place in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Drum Competition in 1992. The award brought him to the attention of the jazz community, with Betty Carter hiring him shortly after he graduated college. After Carter, Garnett continued to hone his technique in the bands of Wynton Marsalis, James Carter and Cyrus Chestnut. At JALC, Garnett will be leading a tribute to Betty Carter alongside Charenee Wade and Craig Handy, to name a few. EW
CALVIN KEYS DIZZY'S CLUB COCA-COLA / MARCH 6-8 Performing in the tradition of Wes Montgomery, guitarist Calvin Keys has been plying his soulful, funky music to mainstream jazz trade for 50 years. Working in organ combos with Jimmy Smith, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Charles Earland among others, the Omaha native further defined his one-note style combined with block chords in LA. He was closely associated with Doug Carn's Black Jazz Records in the early 1970s and he teamed with Ray Charles and Taj Mahal before settling down in the Oakland area. Keys accompanied Ahmad Jamal for more than 20 years, was adopted by the Wide Hive Players and their label recently, while Pat Metheny wrote a song in his honor. In this tribute to Montgomery, Keys is featured with music director/keyboardist Brian Charette and fellow plectrist Yotam Silberstein. MGN
By Ken Dryden, Ken Franckling, Seton Hawkins, G
˜ Garnett photo by Judy Kirtley, Keys by Claudine Gossett, van Munster by Michael George, Casteneda by Diana Bejarano
L I G H T GLENDA DAVENPORT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH / MARCH 8 Armed with a sultry and lightly smoky voice, singer Glenda Davenport shines particularly brightly when she delivers medium-to-up-tempo standards. In these moments, Davenport beautifully deploys an unwavering sense of swing and relaxed phrasing, gently polishing melodies and lyrics without resorting to overblown sentiment or unnecessary vocal acrobatics. Performing for the PJS Jazz Society, Davenport will be joined by a trio led by her longtime collaborator, pianist Hiroshi Yamazaki. In an era where vocal flair often trumps emotional statements and artistry, Davenport's singing is a welcome relief, offering understatement and subtlety and enabling the music to speak for itself while still swinging. Fans of Nancy Wilson would do well to check out this delightful, and underrated, talent. SH
EDDIE PALMIERI 92Y / MARCH 12 Pianist Eddie Palmieri's melodic pliability and willingness to experiment have helped enhance the popularity of Latin jazz and introduce jazz audiences to a broader musical palette. Born in Spanish Harlem, Palmieri's fusion of styles began early with Cuban music and jazz pianists like Art Tatum and Bill Evans as influences. After cutting his teeth with bandleaders Eddie Forrester and Tito Rodriquez, Palmieri formed the influential band La Perfecta in 1961, which changed the sound of Latin music by replacing the trumpet section with trombones. The results of his efforts include ten Grammy Awards and a lifetime achievement award from the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Palmieri will be joined by an octet for Latin on Lex: A Latin Jazz Festival celebrating the musical fruitfulness of that genre. EW
JANICE FRIEDMAN SMALLS / MARCH 9 and JAZZ AT KITANO / MARCH 18 New York jazz fans should be quite familiar with native pianist/vocalist Janice Friedman, a stalwart on the scene for many decades. Born in the Bronx and bred in New Jersey, the classically trained Friedman studied at Indiana University and moved back, first to Brooklyn, now in Manhattan. Known initially for her big band work with Woody Herman, then Diva, she's also been teaching at Rutgers since the early 1990s. Influences remain in the Bill Evans so-called cool school, but she has developed her own contemporary and post-bop mainstream voicings through several recordings as a leader and hundreds of performances around the world. Her newest CD effort Live at Kitano is celebrated during this showcase with Friedman working alongside bassist Ed Howard and drummer Mark McLean (with Alexander Claffy on bass and Tony Lewis on drums at Smalls.) MGN
LOU DONALDSON TRIBECA PAC / MARCH 19 Lou Donaldson's career has spanned seven decades and, like most alto saxophonists who came up in the 1940s, he was indelibly influenced by Charlie Parker. Donaldson made his first mark on the jazz scene in the 1950s as a member of Art Blakey's Quintet with icons Clifford Brown and Horace Silverâ€”check out that group on YouTube for proof of his prowess as a bopper. But Donaldson, a native of North Carolina, is as steeped in the blues as in bop, making him a mainstay of soul jazz and boogaloo in many organ combos. To top it off, he's also a convincing blues singer. At Highlights in Jazz he'll be the patriarch in a Battle of the Saxes with Ken Peplowski, Grant Stewart and Peter and Will Anderson. GK JOANNA WALLFISCH (WITH DAN TEPFER) SUBCULTURE / MARCH 24 On her debut CD, The Origin of Adjustable Things, vocalist Joanna Wallfisch stands out as someone special. The CD features pianist Dan Tepfer and is a showcase for her striking vocals and creative songwriting. The empathy between Wallfisch and Tepfer is apparent throughout the release. Wallfisch's light, versatile alto voice is alternately playful, dramatic, whimsical or sensual in her lyrical compositions and she occasionally uses looped vocals for background harmonies. Her "This is How You Make Me Feel" is a joyous celebration of new love, accented by her infectious scatting. She also takes a fresh look at "Wild is the Wind" and "Never Let Me Go," along with a mesmerizing rendition of Tim Buckley's "Song to a Siren" and a pensive setting of Radiohead's "Creep." KD
George Kanzler, Michael G Nastos & Eric Wendell
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Nassau). www.thecapitalgrille.com. 212-3741811. Free adm. Fri: 6:30-10pm Richard Russo Trio. CERCLE ROUGE: 241W Bway. 212-226-6252. www.cerclerougeresto.com. Tues: 7-11pm Ginetta Vendetta. CORNELIA STREET CAFÉ: 29 Cornelia St. 212-989-9319. www.corneliastreetcafe.com. Sets unless otherwise noted: Mon-Thurs&Sun 8:30pm, Fri-Sat 9&10:30pm. Adm varies. Mar 1: Split Cycle; 3: Syberen van Munster & Plunge; 4: Jeff Davis; 5: Ryan Keberle & Catharsis; 6: Paul Jones Qrt, 10:30pm Snap Saxophone Qrt; 7: George Garzone & Mike Mainieri Duo; 9: Frikativ Qrt; 10: Michel Reis Qrt; 11: Ben van Gelder Trio; 12: Harris Eisenstadt & Golden State; 13: Michael Formanek & Cheating Heart; 14: Michael Formanek; 15: Jason Ennis & Trio Jota Sete, 10pm Abelita Mateus; 18: Tom Chang Qrt; 19: Barry Altschul & 3DOM Factor; 21: Mat Maneri & Lucian Ban New Qnt; 22: Duane Eubanks Trio; 24: Kyle Nasser; 25: Yuhan Su Qnt; 26: Nate Radley Qrt; 27: Scott Dubois Qrt; 28: John Hebert Trio; 29: Martin Nevin Gp; 30: Lady Got Chops Festival feat Judi Silvano. CUCINA DI PESCE: 87E 4th St (bet 2nd & 3rd Avs). www.cucinadipesce.net. 212-260-6800. Wed: 7-10pm Deanna Kirk. The CUPPING ROOM CAFE: 359W Bway (bet Broome & Grand Sts). 212-925-2898. www.cuppingroomcafe.com. Sets: Thurs-Fri 8-11pm, Sat 8:30pm-12:30am. Sat: Mal Stein. Mar 26: Miss Ida Blue; 27: The Hot Club of Flatbush. The CUTTING ROOM: 44E 32nd St (bet Madison & Park Av). 212-691-1900. www.the cuttingroomnyc.com. Mar 14: 8pm Lauryn Hill. The DEAD RABBIT GROCERY & GROG: 30 Water St (Broad & Old Slip Sts). 646-4227906. www.deadrabbitnyc.com. Wed: 8:30pm-1:30am Terry Waldo Solo. DESMOND’S STEAKHOUSE: 513 7th Av at 38th St. www.desmondssteakhouse.com. 212-391-6900. Sun: 12-3pm Jazz Brunch feat Para O’. DOMA NA ROHU: 17 Perry St at 7th Av. 212929-4339. www.domanyc.com. $10 min. Wed: 7:30&9pm, Sat: 8&9:15pm. DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY: 13 Monroe St (bet Market & Catherine Sts). 212-4730043. www.downtownmusicgallery.com. Sun: 6pm In-Store shows. Mar 1: Patrick Brennan & Daniel Carter Duo, 7pm Francois Grillot/Stefanie Griffin/Enrique Haneine/ Jake Sakolov; 8: BDM, 7pm Omar Tamez & Angelica Sanchez; 15: Biggi Vinkeloe & Raw, 7pm Cheryl Pyle & Biggi Vinkeloe Duo. DROM: 85 Ave A (bet 5th & 6th Sts). 212-7771157. www.dromnyc.com. Mar 3: 10pm NYU Jazz Orch; 10: 7:15pm Song Yi Jeon, 9:45pm BeauteeZ´n The Beat; 20: 7:15pm Petros Sakelliou. DUANE PARK CAFÉ: 157 Duane St (bet Hudson & W Bway). www.duaneparknyc.com. 212-732-5555. Fri: 9pm Plume Revue feat DP Jazz Qrt. The EAR INN: 326 Spring St (bet Greenwich & Washington Sts). www.earinn.com. 212-4319750. Sun: 8-11pm EarRegulars w/Jon-Erik Kellso & friends. Mar 1: Bela Szaloky & Greg Cohen; 8: Joe Cohn; 15&22: Scott Robinson. 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 6pm, L 9pm + 10:30pm, N 1:30am; Sun E 6pm, L 9pm, N 1am. Ev N: Jam. Residencies
(R): Mon N Billy Kaye; Tues E Saul Rubin; Wed E except 03/4 Raphael D'lugoff Qrt, N Ned Goold; Fri 9pm Gospel Queens; Sat: N Jam w/Greg Glassman; Sun E Terry Waldo & Gotham City Band, N Brandon Lewis & Renee Cruz. Mar 1: E R, 8:30pm Jade Synstelien & FCBB, N R; 2: E&L tba, N R; 3: E R, L&N tba; 4: E Theo Hill, L Groover Trio, N R; 5: E The Flail, L Saul Rubin Zebtet, N tba; 6: E tba, L R + Jared Gold/Dave Gibson, N tba; 7: E Ray Parker Qrt, L Raphael D'lugoff Qnt, N R; 8: E R, L Ark Ovrutski Brazilian Band, N R; 9: E tba, L Ned Goold Qrt, N R; 10: E R, L Peter Brainin & the Latin Jazz Workshop, N tba; 11: E R, L Harold Mabern Trio, N R; 12: E tba, L Greg Glassman Qnt, N tba; 13: E tba, L R + Christopher McBride & the Whole Proof, N tba; 14: E&L tba, N R; 15: E R, L tba, N R; 16: E tba, L George Braith, N R; 17: E tba, L John Benitez, N tba; 18: E R, L Don Hahn/Mike Camacho Band, N R; 19: E tba, L POD, N tba; 20: E tba, L R + Nu Soil, N tba; 21: E tba, L Point of Departure, N R; 22: E R, L tba, N R; 23: E&L tba, N R; 24: E tba, L Nu D'Lux Sálsa Y Són, N tba; 25: E R, L tba, N R; 26: E tba, L Patience Higgins & the Sugar Hill Qrt, N tba; 27: E tba, L R + tba, N tba; 28: E Steve Carrington, L Lawrence Clark, N R; 29: E R, L tba, N R; 30: E&L tba, N R; 31: E R, L Itai Kriss & Gato Gordo, N John Benitez Latin Bop. The FLATIRON ROOM: 37W 26th St (bet 6th Av & Bway). www.theflatironroom.com. 212725-3860. Sets: Tues-Wed 8pm-11am, Thurs 5:30-8:30pm&9pm-1am, Fri 6:30-9:30pm& 10pm-2am, Sat 9pm-1am. Mar 12&26: 9pm Susan Tobocman Qrt. FLÛTE GRAMERCY: 40E 20th St (bet Bway & Park Av S). 212-529-7870. www.flutebar. com. Wed: 7-10pm free adm. Mar 4: Dorian Devins; 11: Anna Elizabeth Kendrick; 18: Susan Tobocman Trio; 25: Greg Diamond. 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 7-10pm; Tues-Thurs 7-11pm; Fri E 610pm, L 10:30pm-2:30am; Sat B 12-4pm, E 610pm, L 10:30pm-2:30am; Sun B 11:30am4pm, E 7-11pm. Residency (R): Sun E except 03/15 David Coss Qrt. Mar 1: B tba, E R; 2: Howard Williams Jazz Orch; 3: Patrick Sargent Trio; 4: Yvonnick Prene Qrt; 5: Champian Fulton Qrt; 6: E Evgeny Sivtsov Trio, L Kevin Dorn & the BIG 72; 7: B Larry Newcomb Qrt, E Al Marino Qrt, L Hot House; 8: B Lou Caputo Qrt, E R; 9: New York Youth Symphony Big Band; 10: Rob Edwards Qrt; 11: Anderson Brothers; 12: Steve Piccataggio Trio; 13: E Fukushi Tainaka Trio, L Peter Valera & the Jump Blues Band; 14: B Daniela Schaechter Trio, E Masami Ishikawa Trio, L Virginia Mayhew Qrt; 15: B Kyoko Oyobe Trio, E Rob Edwards Qrt; 16: Cecilia Coleman Big Band; 17: Victor Baker Qrt; 18: Marc Devine Trio; 19: Rick Stone Trio; 20: E Adam Rongo Trio, L Kevin Dorn & the BIG 72; 21: B Larry Newcomb Qrt, E Mark Marino Trio, L Daylight Blues Band; 22: B Iris Ornig Qrt, E R; 23: Lou Caputo Not So Big Band; 24: Pasquale Grasso Qrt; 25: Mayu Saeki Trio; 26: Dre Barnes Project; 27: E Michika Fukumori Trio, L Peter Valera & the Jump Blues Band; 28: B Marsha Heydt & the Project of Love, E Joe Pino Qrt, L Virginia Mayhew Qrt; 29: B Kayo Hiraki Trio, E R; 30: Eyal Vilner Big Band; 31: Carl Bartlett Jr. Trio. GREENWICH HOUSE MUSIC SCHOOL: 46 Barrow St (bet 7th Av S & W 4th St). 212-2424770. www.greenwichhouse.org. Sets: 8pm. Thurs: $10 adm Uncharted series; Fri: $15/12 Sound It Out series. Mar 6: John continued on page 26
RUMMER ALBERT " TOOTIE" Heath, the youngest of the famed D Heath Brothers, was born when Jimmy
was nine and he started playing the saxophone when Tootie was six years old. Percy, best known for his years as bassist with the Modern Jazz Quartet (MJQ), was a dozen years older and left to become a Tuskegee Airman when Tootie was nine. The middle brother was and still is the biggest influence on Tootie. Percy passed away a decade ago and the youngest Heath is turning 80 this year. "Jimmy says the 80s are the Twilight Zone!" Tootie jokes from his new home in downtown Santa Fe NM as he goes on to describe his upbringing. "It was very simple for me: I had a path I could follow or not follow. I heard music my entire life in the house," the drummer says, explaining that his mother sang in the church choir and his father was a clarinetist. "Jimmy was always at the piano exploring music and harmony and other people would come to the house and exchange ideas; that was the environment I grew up in. All I had to do is figure out what instrument to play; and the only instrument I could think of that wasn't in the band already was the drums because our house wasn't big enough to have the whole band in the house!" Tootie took lessons from his brother's drummer, Charles "Specs" Wright. "He took me under his wing and taught me all about rudiments and all the good stuff. Then Percy came out of the Air Force and
decided he didn't want to fly airplanes anymore; he wanted to be a bass player. It only took him a couple of years and he was gone to New York," Tootie recalls. "Jimmy was still around and Jimmy was always there for me. He'd pull me into programs that I ordinarily wouldn't be invited to. That was the path that I followed and I still do," he says. "I think Jimmy is one of the greatest composers of our time in jazz, or music, period. I've been really honored to have been in Jimmy's school of music." One of the musicians who came to the Heath home in Philadelphia was John Coltrane, whose 1957 debut album as a leader had Tootie in the rhythm section. "Back then, Coltrane was just 'John.' Of course he developed into an icon of music, but at that time I was fortunate to be in a group called the Hi-Tones with Shirley Scott and her husband, Bill Carnie, and John. The group was more commercial– Shirley and Bill sang–” Tootie recalls. "But when he had a few nights in a club, John called me, Reggie Workman and McCoy Tyner. So when it was time to record, he called on me and some other friends. Of course after that, he got Elvin Jones." Percy also had a hand in his baby brother's career. Tootie lived with him when he first moved to NYC to replace Jones on trombonist J.J. Johnson's band in 1959; and the bassist recommended his brother to play with the MJQ for its final two years. "It was very meaningful and I
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O’Gallagher; 12: Brandee Younger; 13: Lucian Ban & Mat Maneri; 21: 7:30pm $20/15 Vinnie Sperrazza & Apocryphal + Loren Stillman & Russ Lossing; 26: Marc Ribot & Emeline Michel. HOTEL CHANTELLE: 92 Ludlow St (bet Broome & Delancey Sts). 212-254-9100. www.hotelchantelle.com. Tues 8pm-12am & Sat Brunch 11:30am-5pm: Dandy Wellington Band; Sun Brunch 1-4pm: Martina & The Ladybugs. JAZZ GALLERY: 1160 Bway, 5th Fl at 27th St. www.jazzgallery.org. 646-494-3625. Sets: 8pm $15/10 adm & 10pm $10/8 adm, $22/12 Fri-Sat. Mar 5: Theo Hill Trio; 6-7: $30/20 Steve Coleman & Five Elements; 12: Marta Sanchez Qnt; 13: Charenee Wade/Gil ScottHeron Project; 14: Arturo Stable Gp; 19: Senri Oe Trio; 20: Aruan Ortiz Trio; 21: John Escreet; 26: Emilio Teubal Ens; 27: Ted Poor Qrt; 28: Peter Apfelbaum & SPARKLER; 31: Miho Hazama m_unit. JAZZ STANDARD: 116E 27th St (bet Park & Lexington Avs). www.jazzstandard.net. 212576-2232. Unless otherwise noted, sets: 7:30&10pm + 11:30pm Fri-Sat; adm: Mon-Wed $25, Thurs&Sun $30, Fri-Sat $35. Residencies (R): Mon Mingus Monday feat Mingus Big Band; Sun 1:30-3pm Jazz for Kids. Mar 1: The Big Band Sound of Rufus Reid; 2: R; 3: Duchess feat Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner, Melissa Stylianou; 4-8: $30 03/4&6-7 Anat Cohen Qrt; 9: R; 10-11: $30 Edward Simon & Ens Venezuela; 12-15: Steve Kuhn Trio; 16: R; 17-18: Kendrick Scott & Oracle; 19-22: (no 11:30pm) $35 03/19&22 Lee Konitz & Dave Douglas Qnt; 23: R; 24: Rudresh Mahanthappa; 25: Glenn Zaleski Trio w/Ravi Coltrane; 26-29: $35 03/26&29, $40 03/27-28 Monty Alexander & Harlem Kingston Express; 30: R; 31: E.J. Strickland Qnt. JOE’S PUB: At Public Theater. 425 Lafayette St & Astor Pl. www.joespub.com. 212-967-7555. Adm varies. Sets: 9:30pm. Mar 25: Ethan Lipton Orch; 26: Jacob Garchik; 31: Travis Sullivan & Bjorkestra w/opener Sheron. JULES BISTRO: 65 Saint Marks Pl (bet 1st & 2nd Avs). 212-477-5560. www.julesbistro.com. Sets: 8:30-11:30pm, Brunch 12-3pm. Sun: Jazz party & Jam. KNICKERBOCKER BAR & GRILL: 33 University Pl at 9th St. 212-228-8490. www.knickerbockerbarandgrill.com. Fri-Sat: 9:45pm-2am. Mar 6-7: Sean Smith & David Hazeltine; 13-14: Tardo Hammer & Lee Hudson; 20-21: Ronny Whyte & Boots Maleson; 27-28: Steve LaSpina & Billy Test. LE PESCADEUX: 90 Thompson St (bet Prince & Spring Sts). www.lepescadeuxnyc.com. 212-966-0021. Wed: 7-10pm; Sun: 11am-4pm Jazz brunch feat Gabrielle Stravelli. LE POISSON ROUGE: 158 Bleecker St at Thompson St. www.lepoissonrouge.com. 212-796-0741. Adm varies. Mar 19: 6pm Yael Deckelbaum & Hadar Noiberg Trio. LE SINGE VERT: 160 7th Av (bet 19th & 20th Sts). 212-366-4100. www.lesingevert.com. Mon: 8-10:30pm Gina Vendetta. METROPOLITAN ROOM: 34W 22nd St (bet. 5th & 6th Avs). www.metropolitanroom.com. 212-206-0440. Sets: Early (E) 7pm, Late (L) 9:30pm. Residency (R): Tues L Annie Ross. Mar 3: L R; 8: E Rosemary Loar, L Aleksi Glick Trio; 10: L R; 14: E Maria Guida Qrt, L Pascalito Neostalgia Trio; 15: E Janine Gilbert-Carter; 17: L R; 20: L Kevin Hill; 21: E Dexter Porter, L Kristine Mills; 24: E Ron Dabney, L R; 26: E Tara O'Grady; 28: E Janice & Vinnie Zummo; 31: E Laurie Krauz's Jazz Soup, L R. MEZZROW: 163W 10th St (bet 7th Av &
Waverly Pl). www.mezzrow.com. 646-4764346. Duo unless otherwise noted. Sets: Early (E), Late (L), Night (N); Mon E 78:30pm, L 9pm-12:30am; Tues-Thurs E 78:30pm, L 9-11:30pm, N 11:30pm-12:30am; Fri-Sat E 7-8:30pm, L 9pm-12am, N 12-2am; Sun E 7-8:45pm, L 9pm-12am. Adm: $20 except free 7-8pm. Residencies: Ev E Happy Hour, Mon E John Merrill Solo, L Johnny O'Neal & spec guests. Mar 3: Vanessa Perea; 4-5: Pete Malinverni; 6-7: Hod O’Brien; 10: Phil Harper; 11-12: Uri Caine; 13-14: Eric Lewis; 15: Bucky Pizzarelli & Ed Laud; 17: Hillary Gardner; 18-19: Seamus Blake & Ethan Iverson; 20-21: Helen Sung; 24: Bryn Roberts; 26: Lew Tabakin; 27-29: Kevin Hays; 31: Angela Roberts. MILANO’S BAR: 51E Houston St (bet Mott & Mulberry Sts). 212-226-8844. Tues 1-3pm & Thurs 2-4pm: Carol Morgan & friends. MOSCOW 57: 168 1/2 Delancey St at Clinton St. 212-260-5775. www.moscow57.com. 78pm Ellen Kaye Trio; Wed: 9pm Cleve Douglass & Grace Garland; Fri: 8 Mary Foster Conklin, 10pm Jordan Pettay Band. NEIGHBORHOOD CHURCH: 269 Bleecker St (bet Jones & Cornelia Sts). 212-691-1770. www.ncgv.net. See All Things 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. Mar 6: 4-6pm Eyes of the Masters feat Albert "Tootie" Heath; 11: 8-10pm South Indian Carnatic Music Meets Jazz feat Arun Luthra & Konnakol Jazz Project; 13: 4-6pm Eyes of the Masters feat Maria Schneider. NEW YORK CITY BAHA’Í CENTER: 53E 11th St (bet Bway & University). 212-222-5159. www.bahainyc.org. Sets: 8&9:30pm. $10/15 adm. Mar 3: Lenore Raphael Trio; 10: Mike Longo Trio; 17: Russ Kassoff Orch w/Catherine Dupuis; 24: Jay D'Amico Gp; 31: Corina Bartra Latin Jazz Ens. 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. www.northsquareny.com/about-jazz. 212-254-1200. Sun: 12:30&2:15pm free adm Jazz Brunch. Mar 1: Kelsey Jillette Trio; 8: Roz Corral Trio w/Gilad Hekselman; 15: Roz Corral Trio w/Dave Stryker & Paul Gill; 22: Michelle Walker Trio; 29: Roz Corral Trio w/Nir Felder & David Finck. NUYORICAN POETS CAFÉ: 236E 3rd St (bet Avs B & C). www.nuyorican.org. 212-7809386/212-505-8183. Tues: Latin Jazz; 1st Wed: 9:30pm All That - Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz; 1st Sat: 9:30pm Puddin’ Jazz series + Jam. Mar 3: 9pm Chembo Corniel; 7: 9:30pm Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch w/Ray Abrams Big Band; 10: 9:30pm The Bronx Conexión; 17: 9pm Hector Martignon; 24: 9pm Willie Martinez & La Familia Sxt. ONE IF BY LAND, TWO IF BY SEA: 17 Barrow St (bet 7th Av & W4th St). 212-2558649. www.oneifbyland.com. Tues&Thurs 611pm, Sun 11:30am-3pm: Ryo Sasaki & Nial Djuliarso Duo. PEGU CLUB: 77W Houston St (bet W Bway & Wooster St). 2nd Fl. www.peguclub.com. 212-473-PEGU. Sun: 6:30-9:30pm Glenn Crytzer & Pegu Club All Stars. PIANOS: 158 Ludlow St at Stanton. 212-5053733. www.pianosnyc.com. Fri: 8pm Cabinet Makers. PIERRE LOTI: 258W 15th St (bet 7th & 8th Avs). www.pierrelotiwinebar.com. 212-6455684. Tues: 8-11pm. ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL: 196 Allen St at E
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ANOTHER REASON TO CELEBRATE By Elzy Kolb
Monnette Sudler, Sistaâ€™s Place
Stringing along Philadelphia-based Monnette Sudler loved guitar music from the get-go and although there was a six-string in the house, her mother steered her away from it: she didn't want her daughter to "become a rock 'n' roller." Sudler studied piano from age eight, but the guitar continued to fascinate her. The turning point came in her teens when Sudler heard guitars played in a variety of styles at a summer camp talent show. Her reaction: "I'm going to do that!" And she did, starting with folk music lessons on acoustic guitar. "Later, I found a more jazz-oriented teacher and kept moving up the ladder with teachers until I got to Joe Sgro, who was the top in Philadelphia." She enrolled at Berklee College of Music in the days when few females attended. "They didn't even have a dorm for women," Sudler recalls. "I was generally the only one in class. The teachers would apologize for saying 'you guys,' explaining that they meant me, too." Since then, Sudler has played with jazz greats including violinist John Blake, bassists Cecil McBee and Reggie Workman, trombonist Steve Turre and reed players Hamiet Bluiett and Grover Washington Jr. "Everyone I worked with, I learned from in some way," she says. "Even if they weren't trying to be mentors, I was always learning, sometimes what not to do, personally or professionally." Sudler's early studies continue to influence her compositions, in which she likes to incorporate the twists and storytelling of folk and country music with the swinging, rhythmic and energizing aspects of
jazz. "My music is always a little eclectic," she says. These days, she's no longer the only woman in the room. Sudler doesn't make it to New York nearly often enough, but on March 14 listeners can catch her with vocalist Tulivu Donna Cumberbatch at Sista's Place in Brooklyn, part of the 13th annual Lady Got Chops festival. Expect to hear standards and some originals from both Sudler and Cumberbatch. Produced by bassist Kim Clarke, this year's Lady Got Chops festival includes well over a dozen gigs spread across four boroughs (sorry, Staten Island) and Westchester County, featuring singers such as Teri Roiger and Nora McCarthy, pianists Bertha Hope and Miki Hayama, and the band Aqua Ninjaz with Kim Clarke. Singer Judi Silvano celebrates the release of her new CD, My Songs, at the Cornelia Street CafĂŠ March 30, as part of the festival. This is Sudler's second year at the festival: "It's great to see how many people are out there doing it. It's a lot of fun, getting to hear new people is great." For a full festival lineup check http://ladygotchops.com/ 2015calendar.html.
Rudresh Mahanthappa, Jazz Standard
Ear and now It didn't take alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa long to figure out that there's more to music than meets the eye. "I was probably about 11 years old when I had the sense that what was written on the page was only about 20 percent of the story," he says. "I was learning by ear and knew there was a live element that had nothing to do with the written page and was more important." His suspicions were
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Sudler photo by Michael Donnella, Mahanthappa by Jimmy Katz.
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Houston St. www.rockwoodmusichall.com. 212-477-4155. Mar 8: 6pm Joelle Lurie. RUE B: 188 Ave B (bet 11th & 12th Sts). 212358-1700. www.ruebnyc.com. Sets: 8:30, 9:30&10:45pm. Mon: tba; Tues: New School Jazz Series feat Valentina Marino 03/3,17&31; Wed: Tim Regusis Trio feat Michael Camacho; Thurs: Grant Stewart 03/12&26, Joe Magnarelli 03/5&19; Fri: Frankie Valdez Mambo Orch; Sat: François Moutin Jazz/Funk Trio; Sun: tba. SMALLS JAZZ CLUB: 183W 10th St at 7th Av. 212-252-5091. www.smallsjazzclub.com. Sets unless otherwise noted: Afternoon (PM), Early (E), Late (L), Night (N); Mon E 7:30-10pm, L 10:30pm-1am, N 1am; Tues E 7:30-9pm, L 9:30pm-12am, N 12:30am; WedThurs E 6-9pm, L 9:30pm-12am, N 12am; FriSat: PM 4-7pm, E 7:30-10pm, L 10:30pm1am, N 1:30am; Sun 1-3pm, PM 4:30-7pm, E 7:30-10pm, L 10:30pm. Jam following N. Adm varies. Residencies (R): Mon L except 03/1&16 Ari Hoenig; Tues E except 03/10 Spike Wilner Qrt, N Next Generation Sessions by Kyle Poole; Wed E Tap Dance w/Michela Lerman; Fri-Sat PM Jam; Sun 1pm Vocal masterclass by Marion Cowings, E Johnny O'Neal. Mar 1: 1pm R, PM Emilio Solla y La Inestable de Brooklyn, E R, L tba; 2: E&L tba, N Spencer Murphy; 3: E R, L Smalls Legacy Band feat Frank Lacy, N R; 4: E R, L Sharel Cassity Band, N Chet Doxas; 5: E tba, L Yotam Silberstein, N Carlos Abadie Qnt; 6: PM R, E Ralph Lalama & Bop-Juice, L Alex Norris Organ Qrt, N tba; 7: PM R w/Tuomo Uusitalo Trio, E tba, L Alex Norris Organ Qrt, N Eric Wyatt Qrt; 8: 1pm R, PM Marianne Solivan Big Band, E R, L The Flail; 9: E Janice Friedman Trio, L R, N Jonathan Michel; 10: E Ehud Asherie Trio, L Lucas Pino No Net Nnt, N R; 11: E R, L Will Vinson Band, N Adam Larson Qnt; 12: E tba, L Will Vinson Band, N Nick Hempton Band; 13: PM R w/Ai Murakami, E David Schnitter Qrt, L George Burton Qnt, N tba; 14: PM R w/Jonathan Thomas Trio, E John Farnsworth Band, L George Burton Qnt, N tba; 15: 1pm R, PM Eyal Vilner Big Band, E R, L tba; 16: E Avi Rothbard Trio, L Dayna Stephens Band, N Spencer Murphy; 17: E R, L Smalls Legacy Band feat Frank Lacy, N R; 18: E R, L Mark Zaleski Band, N tba; 19: E tba, L Microscopic Spt, N Carlos Abadie Qnt; 20: PM R, E Peter & Will Anderson, L Landham Brothers, N tba; 21: PM R w/Tuomo Uusitalo Trio, E Chris Byars Sxt feat Freddie Redd, L Landham Brothers, N tba; 22: 1pm R, PM Frank Kohl Qrt, E R, L tba; 23: E Stephane Spira & In Between Qrt, L R, N Jonathan Michel; 24: E R, L Josh Evans Big Band, N R; 25: E R, L Itamar Borochov Band, N tba; 26: E tba, L Steve Davis Qnt, N Nick Hempton Band; 27: PM Ai Murakami, E Dave Stoler Trio, L Steve Davis Qnt, N tba; 28: PM R w/Jonathan Thomas Trio, E Pete Malinverni Gp, L Steve Davis Qnt, N tba; 29: 1pm R, PM George Gee Orch, E R, L Behn Gillece; 30: E John Raymond Qrt feat Ethan Iverson, L R, N Spencer Murphy; 31: E R, L tba, N R. SPECTRUM NYC: 121 Ludlow St 2nd Fl (bet Delancey & Rivington Sts). 212-533-5470. www.spectrumnyc.com. Mar 5: 8:3010:30pm Chris Pitsiokos; 6: 8:30-10pm Alex Skolnick. ST MARK’S IN-THE-BOWERY: 131E 10th St at 2nd Av. www.stmarksbowery.org. 212-6746377. Mar 15: 3:30pm Lady Got Chops Festival feat Kim Kalesti & Kimsitry & the Living Museum. The STONE: 2nd St at Av C. www.thestonenyc. com. Adm varies. Tues-Sun: 8&10pm weekly
residencies. Mar 1: Warren Smith; 2: Dave Lombardo & Philm; 3-8: Phillip Johnston; 10-15: Sylvie Courvoisier; 17-22: (no 10pm) Guy Klucevsek; 24-29: Myra Melford; 31-Apr 5: Lukas Ligeti. SUBCULTURE: 45 Bleecker St (bet Mott & Mulberry Sts). www.subculturenewyork. com. 212-533-5470. Mar 7: 12:30pm $10 adm A Conversation w/Antonio Sanchez by Dr. David Schroeder, 8pm $25/20 Hot Club of Cowtown; 23: 8pm $20/15 Thana Alexa Project w/spec guests Antonio Sanchez & Donny McCaslin; 24: 8pm $18/15 Joanna Wallfisch & Dan Tepfer Duo; 27: $30/25 Vinicius Cantuária. SUBROSA: 63 Gansevoort St (bet Washington & Greenwich Sts). Sets: 7&9pm $20 adm. www.subrosanyc.com. 212-997-4555. WedThurs except 03/4-5: Pedrito Martinez Gp; 6: Jose “Pepito” Gomez; 7: 8pm Los Hacheros; 13: La Mecánica Popular; 14: Pedrito Martinez Gp; 20: Pablo Mayor Folklore Urbano; 21: 8pm Banda Magda. The TOKYO TAPAS CAFÉ: 7 Cornelia St at West 4th St. www.tokyotapascafenyc.com. 212-242-6333. TR CRANDALL GUITARS: 179E 3rd St (bet Av A&B). www.trcrandall.com. 646-692-4235. Mar 18: 8-11pm free adm Howard Alden & Kelly Friesen. TRIBECA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 199 Chambers St. www.tribecapac.org. 212220-1460. Mar 19: 8pm $45/40 adm Highlights in Jazz series feat Lou Donaldson Qrt, Peter & Will Anderson, Ken Peplowsky & Grant Stewart w/Ehud Asherie, Neal Miner & Aaron Kimmel. TURNMILL: 119E 27th St (bet Park & Lexington Avs). www.turnmillnyc.com. 646524-6060. Wed: 11pm-2am Jam w/Rob Duguay & Low Key Trio. UNIVERSITY OF THE STREETS: 130E 7th St at Ave A 2nd Fl. 212-254-9300. www.univer sityofthestreets.org. $5 adm. Thurs: 5-8pm Piano Workshop by Richard Clements; Fri: 11:30pm-2:30am Jam w/Bernard Linnette; Sat: 10pm-1am Jam w/Rob Anderson. VILLAGE VANGUARD: 178 7th Av S at 11th St. 212-255-4037. www.villagevanguard.com. Sets: 8:30&10:30pm. Adm: Mon-Thurs $25/1 drink min. Residency (R): Mon Vanguard Jazz Orch. Mar 1: Robert Glasper Trio; 2: R; 3-8: Albert "Tootie" Heath; 9: R; 10-15: Jason Moran + spec guests; 16: R; 17-22: Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan; 23: R; 24-29: Trio 3 feat Oliver Lake, Reggie Workman & Andrew Cyrille; 30: R; 31-Apr 5: Tom Harrell. The WAYLAND: 700 E 9th St at Av C. 212-7777022. www.thewaylandnyc.com. Sets: 911:30pm. Free adm. Wed: Grandpa Musselman & Syncopators; 1st Tues: Robert Ross Trio. WALKER’S: 16N Moore St at Varick. 212-9410142. www.walkerstribeca.com. Sun: 8-11pm Peter Leitch Duo. Mar 1: Jed Levy; 8&15: Harvie S; 22: Ray Drummond; 29: Sean Smith. WHYNOT JAZZ ROOM: 14 Christopher St at Gay St. www.whynotjazzroom.com. 646-7564145. Sets: unless otherwise noted Early (E) 7-8:45pm, Late (L) 9-11:30pm, N 11pm-1am. Mar 1: 7-9:30pm Jason Kao Hwang; 2: L Yoonmi Choi; 4: E Jay Clayton & Vocal Night feat Greta Kohan, Suzanne Lorge, Rosie Steinberg, Elaine Suben; 6: 9-10:45pm Bigg Dipper, N Marko Djordjevic Trio Sveti; 8: 1011:45pm Peter Brendler; 9: L Abe Ovadia Qrt; 13: E Ditch Panther, 9-10:30pm Lou Volpe, N Moth to Flame; 14: 6-8pm Sara Decker, Shubh Saran; 15: 7-8:30pm Daniel Carter & Jair-Rohm Parker Wells Duo, 1011:55pm Noshir Mody Qnt; 18: E Billy continued on page 30
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confirmed when he discovered Bird: Master Takes, recordings of the Charlie Parker tunes he had been learning from a book. As a middle schooler, Mahanthappa thought some of the songs were hilarious, including material recorded with guitarist Tiny Grimes, such as "Romance Without Finance." Even as an adult, he continues to appreciate the sense of fun Bird could bring to music. "When I think of Charlie Parker, he had such amazing depth and intellect, but I always loved the sense of humor. He'd quote other tunes, take on his own vocabulary with humorous rearrangements of ideas, almost like a musical play on words. That makes me think he was a funny guy who could laugh at himself. Humor bridges humanity, it humanizes all of us." Mahanthappa's new CD, Bird Calls (ACT), contains 13 original compositions inspired by Parker. "Each is sourced from a particular Parker composition or solo. I looked at what I liked and knew well, and there's a lot in the detail of what he played that's still modern today. I looked for elements, but not necessarily the obvious elements. I looked for fragments, snippets and made tunes from them," Mahanthappa explains. "It was a fun adventure." Though the saxophonist wrote more Parker-inspired tunes than could fit on the recording, he's moved on to other plans, including music for a dance company, Ragamala. Mahanthappa says so far he hasn't followed up on the idea of revisiting projects. "There's a Part Two lurking in the background for about half of the albums I've recorded." But he does have a new pursuit wish list. "I'd love to play with [guitarist] John McLaughlin; I'd love to hang with him. We've never met, but I have such admiration and respect for his deep connection with South Indian music. He's a visionary who made many things possible." Mahanthappa is also thinking of reaching out to another guitarist: Allan Holdsworth. "My wheels are always turning," the saxophonist says with a laugh. Mahanthappa celebrates the release of Bird Calls at Jazz Standard March 24 with Adam O'Farrill on trumpet, Francois Moutin on bass, David Virelles, piano and Jordan Perlson, drums.
Gonna be some changes made Pianist/composer/singer Michele Rosewoman is excited about a new direction she's taking with her Cuban-influenced large ensemble New Yor-Uba. "There's new music, an evolution of music we have been playing and an evolution in personnel. That's one of the most interesting aspects of the new face of the ensemble, which will
Michele Rosewoman, Dizzyâ€™s Club Coca-Cola
give it freshness, new heights and new dimensions." Longtime followers of New Yor-Uba and Rosewoman's small group, Quintessence, are likely to notice a difference in both bands. "The new horn players for New YorUba are very much in line with the horn players from Quintessence over the years," she explains. "And in the process of finding certain voices for New Yor-Uba, I found new voices for Quintessence. So now I'm very much looking forward to bring that long-running small ensemble back." Among Rosewoman's new material is "Alabanza," which will have its U.S. debut when New Yor-Uba plays Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola this month. The piece was first performed in December when she traveled to Cuba to premiere it with Arturo O'Farrill's Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra at the Havana Jazz Festival. Three trips to Cuba, including two in the past year, have enhanced a lifetime of absorbing Cuban traditions. "I've studied with masters in the folkloric world and each trip deepens my connection to the spiritual basis of New Yor-Uba's music," Rosewoman says. "It's deeply inspiring on many levels and very much in keeping with what I'm supposed to be doing musically." Rosewoman began immersing herself in Cuban music and traditions while still in her teens. She describes her relationship to Cuba as organic. "It's a natural connection for me, maybe because my roots on my mother's side can be traced back to Spain and North Africa." The normalization of U.S./Cuban relations was announced during her most recent stay there. "It was a special moment to be in Cuba, to experience the hope, excitement and joy the people felt." Catch New Yor-Uba at The Egg in Albany March 21, and at Dizzy's March 2729. The dates have an added significance for Rosewoman, since they come on the heels of her March 19 birthday. "It's all a celebration for me," she says, "performing any time around my birthday is a gift." Rosewoman photo by Mark Ladenson.
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Carrión Jr. Wartet, 8-11:30pm Marvin Dolly Qrt; 20: 9-10:45pm Claude Diallo Band; 22: 10-11:45pm Nick Sanders Trio feat Alex LoRe; 27: N Joe Abba Qrt; 29: 10-11:45pm George Spanos Trio. 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. ZINC BAR: 82W 3rd St (bet Thompson & Sullivan). 212-477-8337. www.zincbar.com. Sets: Early set 7pm + 9,11pm&12:30am, Mon 2am. Adm varies. Residencies: Mon 11pm3am Ron Affif Trio; Tues 11pm Evolution Jam; Thurs 12am Roman Diaz Midnight Rumba; Sat Monika Oliveira & The Brasilians; Sun NY Tango Qrt. Mar 2: 7pm Miche Fambo + Vandojam w/Troy Roberts; 3: Jack Jeffers Big Band; 4: Valery Ponomarev Big Band; 5: Gregorio Uribe big Band; 6: 7pm Donna Lewis; 7: 7pm Livio Almeida; 9:7pm Natalia Bernal + Ark Ovrutski; 10: Tommy Campbell; 11: Sheriff Bob; 12: Dave Chamberlain & Band of Bones; 16: 7pm Mary Foster Conklin + Michael Marcus; 17: Misha Piatigorsky; 18: Art Lillard & Heavenly Big Band; 19: 7pm Josu de Solaun + Helio Alves; 21: 7pm Misha Piatigorsky; 23-24: Beatlejazz; 23: 7pm Kelley Suttenfield; 25: Eddie Allen Big Band; 26: Francisco MoraCatlett & Afro Horn; 28: 7pm Misha Piatigorsky; 30: 7pm Diane Sweet.
AN BEAL BOCHT CAFÉ: 445W 238th St. 718884-7127. www.lindasjazznights.com. 1st Wed 8&9:30pm Linda's Jazz Nights. Mar 4: Eric Alexander Qrt feat Harold Mabern. G-BAR: 579 Grand Concourse at 149th St. 718402-6996. www.gbarnyc.com. HOSTOS: 450 Grand Concourse at 149th St. www.hostos.cuny.edu. 718-518-4455. Mar 20: 7:30pm $15/7.50 adm Miguel Zenón Qrt. RIVERDALE Y: 5625 Arlington Av. 718-5488200. www.riverdaley.org. Mar 24: 7:30pm Ted Rosenthal Trio. WILLIE’S STEAKHOUSE: 1832 Westchester Av. 718-822-9697. Wed: 8:30pm-12am.
65FEN: 65 Fenimore St. www.65fenmusic series.tumblr.com. Mon: 8:30&9:45pm $10 don 65Fen Music Series. Mar 9: Michael Sachs Duo, 9:45pm Double Double; 16: Cooper-Moore Solo, 9:45pm Wright/Moffett/ Evans; 30: Nate Wooley & Josh Sinton Duo, 9:45pm Knuffke/Knoche/Miller. ALOR CAFÉ: 2110 Richmond Rd. Staten Island. 718-351-1101. www.alorcafe.com. ANYWAY CAFÉ: 1602 Gravesend Neck Rd. 718-934-5988. www.anywaycafe.com. Sun 9pm-12am free adm Jenn Jade feat Gary Fisher. BAR TABAC: 128 Smith St at Dean St. Cobble Hill. www.bartabacny.com. 718-923-0918. Tues&Thurs 7-10pm; Tues: Blue Vipers of Brooklyn; Thurs: Stephane Wrembel. BARBÈS: 376 9th St at 6th Av. Park Slope. www.barbesbrooklyn.com. 718-965-9177. Residencies: Mon 7pm Brain Cloud; Tues 9pm Slavic Soul Party; Wed 10pm Mandingo Ambassadors; Sun 9pm Stephane Wrembel. Mar 6: 8pm Percy Jones & MJ-12, 10pm Bill Carney & JugAddicts; 7: 8pm Bulla en el Barrio. BROOKLYN BOWL: 61 Wythe Av. 718-963-
3369. www.brooklynbowl.com. Mar 5: 9pm $20 adm DRKWAV feat Skerik, John Medeski & Adam Deitch. BROOKLYN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC: 58 7th Av. Park Slope. www.bqcm.org. 718-6223300. 1st Fri: 7pm $5 adm Open Stage. Mar 7: 8pm $10 adm Connection Works www.con nectionworks.org presents Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open series feat Joe Lovano & John Herbert w/WORKS; 18: 8pm $10/8 How to Make a Mountain + Jake Henry & Sweet Talk. BROOKLYN LYCEUM: 227 Fourth Av (bet President & Union Sts). Park Slope. www.brooklynlyceum.com. BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY: Grand Army Plaza. 2nd Fl. www.brooklynpubliclibrary. org. 718-230-2100. Mar 5: 7pm free adm Beat Kaestli Band. BROWNSTONE JAZZ: 107 Macon St at Nostrand Av. www.sankofaaban.com. 917704-9237. Fri-Sat: 8pm $30 adm incl 1 drink Brownstone Jazz. Fri-Sat: 11pm-1am Open Mic w/Eric Lemon & BJ Ens. Sun except 03/1 4-7pm Lady Got Chops Festival feat 03/8 Annette A Aguilar & StringBeans, 03/15 Tina Fabrique & friends, 03/22 Marylyn Myrthil, 03/29 Lakecia Benjamin & Onaje Alan Gummbs Experience. BROWNSVILLE HERITAGE HOUSE: 581 Mother Gaston Blvd. www.brownsvilleher itagehouse.org. 718-385-1111. 3rd Sat: 36pm free adm Wade Barnes Tribute Band. CADAQUÉS: 188 Grand St. 718-218 7776. www.cadaquesny.com. Thurs 7-10pm & Fri 8pm-12am: free adm Renaud Penant Trio (Thurs) Qrt (Fri). CUBANA SOCIAL: 70 N 6th St. 718-782-3334. www.cubanasocial.com. Fri: 9pm-2am AfroJazz. EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH: 279 Lafayette Av at Washington Av. 718-6221107. www.ebcconnects.com. Mar 1: 3-5pm Jazz Vespers feat Vivian Sessoms. FIREHOUSE SPACE: 246 Frost St. 917-7097799. www.thefirehousespace.org. Sets: 8pm unless otherwise noted. Mar 1: 7pm HELM, 8pm Sara Schoenbeck & Clara Weiss, 9:30pm Ron Stabinsky & Brandon Seabrook; 5: Jon Irabagon & Dan Blake, 9pm Gabriel Zucker Sxt; 6: Brittany Anjou & BEWAA, 9pm Michael Eaton Qrt; 7: Iktus Percussion feat Taka Kigwa + Transient Canvas; 13: From the Roots Up; 14: Matt Lavelle & The12 Houses; 19: Lisa Pegher w/Controlled Chaos; 22: Adam Caine, Connie Crothers, Ken Filiano & Federico Ughi; 27: Chloe Levy & Ben Monder. FOR MY SWEET: 1103 Fulton St. 347-7704735. Mon: 7-11pm $10 adm Bill Jacobs Ens; 1st Mon: Jazz & Open Mic by Jeff King. FREDDY’S BAR: 627 5th Av (bet 17th & 18th Sts). www.freddysbar.com. 718-768-0131. 1st&3rd Tues: 9pm Miss Ida Blue; 4th Tues: 8:30pm On the Way Out series. HOPE & ANCHOR: 347 Van Brunt St. 718-2370276. www.hopeandanchorredhook.com. Wed: 7-10pm Jam w/Ray Scro Qrt. I-BEAM: 168 7th St. www.ibeambrooklyn.com. Sets: 8:30pm $15 don. Mar 16: Jerome Sabbagh Trio, 10pm Anna Webber Qrt; 31: Mara Rosenbloom & Guillermo Gregorio, 10pm Guillermo Gregorio Trio. JAZZ 966: 966 Fulton St. 917-593-9776. www.jazz966.com. Fri: 8-11pm $15 don. Mar 6: Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch w/Magnificent Trio. KORZO RESTAURANT & BAR: 667 5th Av (bet 19th & 20th Sts). 718-499-1199. www.facebook.com/konceptions. Tues: 9&10:30pm $10 don/$10 min Konceptions Music series by James Carney. Mar 3: James continued on page 32
HOT FLASHES Musician-Producer's Corner As someone who took up the electric bass in high school and waited until halfway through college to tackle the acoustic bass, Mark Wade's back story might not immediately indicate a future career as a versatile musical voice and champion of new music. However, with performance credentials including stints with Jimmy Heath, Don Byron, Sharon Isbin, the Key West Symphony and the Janacek Symphony, Wade has proven to be precisely that. Equally comfortable in classical music and jazz, Wade's multifaceted career has enabled him to develop unique insights into the music industry, that have inspired him to take on producer and impresario roles through his non-profit organization New Music Horizons. To hear Wade describe it, his musical origins were "a very backwards road," as he slowly wound his way toward taking up acoustic bass and approaching multiple genres of music. "It's a different road from what most people take," he recalls "When most kids were hitting 19 or 20 and had been playing for maybe ten years, particularly in classical music, I was instead a college jazz major who had started on electric bass! I started playing classical music as a hobby. When I got out of college, I joined a community orchestra, so my hobby turned into a part-time job, which then turned into an absolute part of what I do as a professional musician." While a circuitous path, Wade finds a common thread in his continual search to pursue difficult challenges in music. This desire led him from rock into jazz and, ultimately, into incorporating classical music into his working repertoire. A founding member of the Queens Jazz Overground, a collective-styled organization focused on presenting concerts, developing artists and building audiences, Wade has engaged heavily on the arts administration side in order to promote new music. Moving on from the Queens Jazz Overground, Wade has since found a new path through New Music Horizons which is dedicated to supporting emerging composers in the classical and jazz fields by curating high-quality performances and developing dedicated audience members. Wade's career-long work across genres uniquely qualifies him for this vision. "Playing classical music and jazz, and playing new music in both genres, you see
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the difficulty artists can have in connecting with new audiences," he explains. "And 'connecting' doesn't just mean getting people to show up to the gig, it means introducing audiences to new compositions and getting them to come back. So this organization is here not only to promote emerging composers at legitimate cultural institutions, but also to engage the audiences and get them deeper into music." The impact of Wade's efforts has certainly been felt, not least of all by Wade himself. February 2015 marked the release of Wade's debut album, Event Horizon, an offering that beautifully embodies and reflects the bassist's focus on engendering new music. Comprising almost exclusively Wade's original compositions, Event Horizon is a trio recordâ€”with Tim Harrison on piano and Scott Neumann on drumsâ€”highlighting a versatile and imaginative musical voice interested in showcasing compositional chops rather than simple head charts. "I always wanted to wait until I had something creative to contribute, and a band and music I wanted to record," he explains. "While I was in residence at Flushing Town Hall, it all came together. The trio I put together for that residency became the band I decided to record." Indeed, the trio CD serves as a logical continuation of Wade's passions in his music and in his arts advocacy role. "There's very much a connection here," Wade notes. "I'm running an organization dedicated to promoting original music, and on my record, I'm playing my own music. That can be a bit unusual for a debut record, but this is something I feel strongly about. The work with New Music Horizons brought back my desire to compose."
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Carney Qrt + Roberto Gatto Qrt; 10: Douglas Bradford & The Longest Day of the Year + Stephan Crump & Rhombal; 17: Stephanie Richards & Urban Surveyors, Magico; 24: Ben Goldberg Trio, Tony Malaby Trio; 31: Hucq/Duboule Qrt, Dezron Douglas. LORENZO’S RESTAURANT, BAR & CABARET: At Hilton Garden Inn. 1100 South Av at Lois Ln. Staten Island. 718-4772400X3222. www.lorenzosdining.com. Sun: 12-2&2-4pm Jazz Brunch. MILK RIVER: 960 Atlantic Av. 718-636-8600. www.milkriverbrooklyn.com. Mar 22: 7-10pm Steve Cromity Band. MOMINETTE: 221 Knickerbocker Av. Bushwick. www.mominette.com. 929-2342941. Tues 9-11pm. NORTHERN BELLE: 612 Metropolitan Av. www.northernbellny.com. 718-388-9040. Wed: 9:30pm Ian Petillo Trio. PANE E VINO: 174 Smith St at Warren. www.panevinony.com. 718-501-1010. Sun: 710pm Carl Thompson Gp w/Virginia Mayhew. PEREZ JAZZ: 71 Ocean Pkwy #2J. 917-7571901, email@example.com. Mar 15: 2pm $20 don incl lunch/BYOB feat Kelley Suttenfield. ROULETTE: 509 Atlantic Av at 3rd Av. www.roulette.org. 917-267-0363. Sets: 8pm. Mar 4: James Falzone & The Renga Ens; 9: Nicolas Collins w/Either/Or; 11: Tyshawn Sorey; 14: $25-5 adm Gregorio Uribe Big Band w/spec guest Mireya Ramos; 17: Bob Ostertag Solo, Jim Staley + Ikue Mori; 18: Odeya Nini; 19: Thomas Buckner. RUSTIK NEIGHBORHOOD TAVERN: 417 DeKalb Ave. www.rustiktavern.com. 347406-9700. 1st Tues: 8pm $5 adm Jam w/Eric Frazier. RYE RESTAURANT: 247 S. 1st St. 718-2188047. www.ryerestaurant.com. Mar 4&25: 9pm $10 adm Curriculum Qrt. SEEDS: 617 Vanderbilt Av. www.seedsbrook lyn.org. Sets: 8:30pm. Mar 11: Danny Fox Trio, 10:30pm Mareike Wiening Band; 18: Chloé Levy Solo, 10pm Marta Sanchez Gp; 25: Seth Trachy Gp. SHAPESHIFTER LAB: 18 Whitwell Pl. www.shapeshifterlab.com. 646-820-9452. Sets/adm unless otherwise noted: Early (E) 7pm, Late (L) 8:15pm, Night (N) 9:30pm; $10. Residency (R): Wed N free adm Jam by Matt Garrison. Mar 3: E $8 Yoonmi Choi Trio, L Sergej Avanesov Trio; 4: E Bolide, N R; 5: E Palmslap feat The Brighton Beat, Palmslap; 6: L Andrew Schiller Qrt, N Warren Smith & Edith; 8: L&N A-minor Music; 9: 7:30pm $8 Martin Reuter Band; 10: L Scott Neumann & Neu3 Trio, N (718); 11: E Duthoit/Hautzinger, N R; 12: $8 patrick brennan & transparency kestra (E workshop, 8pm performance); 13: 7:30pm $30 Doobie Powell; 16: E Alice Ricciardi; 17: E Sara Serpa & Andre Matos Duo, L $12 Ditmas Qrt; 18: N R; 19: L Bates/Carney/Davis/Stillman, N Aaron Irwin Trio; 20: 8pm Tony Tixier; 21: 3-5pm $15 Matthew Garrison Bass workshop; 24: 7:30pm $8 Butterville; 25: N R; 26: E Lindsay Wilson, L Chiaroscuro; 27: 8pm John Ehlis, N Matt McDonald Gp; 28: 8pm Emeline Michel, N $20 Pape Armand Boye feat Djustpora; 29: 7:30pm Equinox; 31: 7:30&9pm Steve Lehman, Sam Pluta & Lester St. Louis Large Ens. SISTAS’ PLACE: 456 Nostrand Av at Jefferson Av. www.sistasplace.org. 718-398-1766. Sat: 9&10:30pm $30/25 adm. Mar 7: Awa Sangho; 14: Lady Got Chops Jazz Festival feat Tulivu Donna Cumberbatch & Monnette Sudler; 21: tba; 28: Lil Phillips.
ST. MAZIE: 345 Grand St. www.stmazie.com. 718-384-4807. Sun: 9:30pm-12am Baby Soda Jazz Band. THREES BREWING: 333 Douglass St. 718522-2110. www.threesbrewing.com. Mar 8: $15 adm Three Views of the Trio feat 8pm James Brandon Lewis Trio, 9pm Chris Speed Trio, 10pm musicianer w/Josh Sinton. WILLIAMSBURG MUSIC CENTER: 367 Bedford Av. www.wmcjazz.org. 718-3841654. 10pm-2am. Fri: free adm/2 drink min Jam w/Gerry Eastman Qnt & friends. Mar 28: 10pm Doug White Qnt.
CAFE NINE: 250 State St. New Haven. 203-7898281. www.cafenine.com. Sat: 4:30-7:30pm Jam w/Mike Coppola 03/7, Gary Grippo 03/14, Tony Dioguardi 03/21, George Baker Band 03/28. CAVE À VIN: 975 State St. New Haven. 203777-6206. www.caveavinwinebar.com. Sat: 8-11pm free adm. The OUTER SPACE: 294 Treadwell St. Hamden. www.theouterspace.net. 203-6401684. Sun: 2-5pm $5 adm Sunday Night Jazz series. Mar 1: Leland Baker; 8: Sean Clapis & Bad Idea; 15: BadSlax. OWL SHOP: 268 College St. New Haven. 203624-3250. www.owlshopcigars.com. Free adm. Wed: 9pm-12am Hawkins Jazz Collective. PICCOLO PIZZA: 24 Prospect St. Ridgefield. 203-438-8200. Sets: 6-9pm. Free adm. Tues: Matt Criscuolo; Sun: Kids open mic w/Joey Digrazia. RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE: 80 East Ridge. Ridgefield. www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org. 203-438-5795. Sets: 8pm. Mar 6: Kat Edmonson; 26: Cassandra Wilson. The SIDE DOOR JAZZ CLUB: At Old Lyme Inn. 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme. 860-434-0886. www.thesidedoorjazz.com. Sets: 7:30pm. Mar 6: Tribute A Ronnie Burrage Project; 7: Gary Bartz Qrt; 13: Bill Charlap Trio; 14: Bobby Broom Qrt; 20: Thana Alexa Qnt; 21: Dezron Douglas Qrt; 27-28: Kyle Eastwood Band. WESTPORT ARTS CENTER: 51 Riverside Av. Westport. www.westportartscenter.org. 203222-7070. Mar 22: 3-5pm $30/25 adm Hartford Jazz Orch. WILTON PIZZA: 101 Old Ridgefield Rd. Wilton. Wed: 6-9pm free adm Matt Criscuolo Qrt.
BRIDGEHAMPTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY: 2539 Montauk Hwy. Bridgehampton. www.bridgehamptonhistoricalsociety.org. 631-537-1088. Mar 21: 7:30pm $25/15 adm Parlor Jazz series feat Ada Rovatti. FIVE TOWNS COLLEGE: 305N Service Rd. Dix Hills. 631-656-2110. www.ftc.edu. GLEN COVE MANSION: 200 Dosoris Ln. Glen Cove. www.glencovemansion.com. 516-6716400. Fri: 8pm-12am. HARMONY VINEYARDS: 169 Harbor Rd. Head of the Harbor. 631-291-9900. www.har monyvineyards.com/main/jazz_glub. Thurs&Sat: 8-10pm 2 drink min Ray Anderson w/Steve Salerno. HIGH NOTE: 136 Bway. Amityville. 631-6088000. www.highnoteny.com. 1st Tues: Bay Big Band. HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY: 900 Fulton Av. continued on page 34
By Joe Vilardi, graduated from The New School
Thana Alexa has set the bar high for herself. She says she's aiming to be a vocalist "respected by instrumentalists and eagerly listened to by the common listener." Having already garnered praise by Pat Metheny and Joe Locke for her upcoming debut record, Ode to Heroes (Harmonia Mundi—Jazz Village), to be released March 10, it seems Alexa is beelining toward her goal. In fact, the title tune was the 2011 winner of Jazzon Alpe-Adria International Competition for Composers. An alumnus of The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, Alexa credits her artistic growth to Kate Baker, Junior Mance, Reggie Workman and Bernard Purdie. Of Purdie she says, "He pushed me to find my compositional voice," a voice figuratively and literally found testing boundaries on Ode to Heroes with her award-winning compositions "Siena," a 2011 Porin nominee for Best Jazz Composition (Croatia's "Grammy") and her arrangement of "Take Five," 2015 second-place winner of HOT FLASHES...
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Wade leads his trio in a release party at Somethin' Jazz Club on March 5. To learn more about him and about Event Horizon, visit www.markwademusicny. com. To find out more about New Music Horizons, visit www.newmusichorizons.org.
On February 22, 1935 Max Gordon opened the doors...
Special Events As the storied Village Vanguard celebrates its 80th anniversary, pianist Jason Moran will lead six nights of varied enter-
Made In NY International Jazz Competition. Alexa cites co-producer Antonio Sanchez as a source of inspiration throughout the recording process of her ambitious album. The result is a display of technical and compositional prowess that will raise the bar for future generations of vocalists and instrumentalists alike. Thana Alexa holds a CD release concert at The Side Door in Old Lyme CT on March 20 and at SubCulture on March 23 with Antonio Sanchez, Donny McCaslin, Jorge Roeder, Sergio Salvatore and Ben Flocks.
tainment themed to reflect the multifaceted aspects of the venue's past. Jazz masters, poets, comedians and more will grace the stage from March 10-15. Learn more at www.villagevanguard.com. On March 9, Cobi Narita and the Jazz Center of New York will honor the life of Paul Ash with an event at Saint Peter's Church. Celebrating Narita's 89th birthday, as well as what would have been her husband's 86th (on March 29), the event also will honor Jimmy Heath, Barry Harris and, posthumously, Frank Wess.
Women's History Month Sista's Place celebrates Women's History Month through a series of Saturday performances featuring a wide range of talents. Singer Awa Sangho, "The Golden Voice of Mali," kicks off the month on March 7 and will be followed by Tulivu Donna Cumberbatch, Monnette Sudler, Lil Phillips and more. For a full schedule, visit www.sistasplace.org. The 13th annual Lady Got Chops festival celebrates a range of outstanding artists with a series of concerts throughout the month. Highlights include Annette A. Aguilar at Brownstone Jazz, Teri Roiger at the Bean Runner Café, Kim Kalesti at St. Marks in the Bowery and Judi Silvano at the Cornelia Street Café. Find out more at www.ladygotchops.com. Thana Alexa photo by Salvatore Corso.
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Hempstead. www.hofstra.edu. 516-463-6600. Mar 3: 7-8:30pm free adm Kirpal Gordon & Speak-Spake-Spoke Spt. LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY-POST: 720 Northern Blvd. Brookville. www.liu.edu/post. www.tillescenter.org. 516-299-2895. Mar 1: 7pm Diana Krall; 14: 7:30&9:30pm Tierney Sutton; 28: 8pm John Pizzarelli Big Band. LONG ISLAND WINTERFEST: Wineries East End of Long Island. www.liwinterfest.com. Fri-Sun: $20 adm unless otherwise noted. Mar 1: 1-3pm Will Donato, Paul Effman; 6: 710pm free Bakithi Kumalo; 7: 1-3pm $15 Ahmad Ali, 1:30-3:30pm Mundo Clave, 69pm free Mark Anderson & Derek Gerard, 8pm Caliente!; 8: 1-3pm Andrew Neu, 3:305:30pm Nightingale Jazz Band; 14: 4pm $40 Stanley Jordan, 7-10pm free Jesse Barnes; 15: 1-3pm Elan Trotman, 2-5pm free Rob Europe, 3:30-5:30pm Steve Adelson Duo; 21: 6-9pm free Mark Anderson & Derek Gerard, 7-9pm free/2 drink min Rob Borrie & the Jazz Staff, 7pm $35 Roomful of Blues, 7-10pm free Trevor Davison; 22: 1-3pm $15 Jack's Waterfall, JJ Sansaverino, 2-5pm free The Lucky Tones, 3:30-5:30pm Miho Nobuzane Jazz Trio; 28: 1:30-3:30pm Matt Marshak All Star Jam, 7-9pm free 2 drink min Rob Borrie & the Jazz Staff, 7-10pm free Alex Clough, 7:30-10:30pm adm tba Steve Adelson Duo; 29: 1-3pm $25 Take Berlin, Matt Marshak, 3:30-5:30pm Reza Khan. ONDA LOUNGE: At Allegria Hotel. 80W Bway. Long Beach. 516-889-1300. www.allegriaho tel.com. Thurs: 8pm-12am Jazz & Sushi feat Ian Petillo Trio 03/12&26. TRATTORIA GRASSO: 134 Main St. Cold Spring Harbor. www.trattoriagrasso.com. 631-367-6060. Sets: Tues 8pm; Wed&Sat 7pm; Thurs 6:30pm; Fri 7:30pm; Sun Brunch (B) 12pm, Evening (EV) 6pm. Residencies (R): Sun B Joe Carter, Wed Wayne Sabella, Thurs Frank O’Brien. March 1: B R, EV Gail Storm; 4-5: R; 6: Danny Mixon; 7: James Weidman; 8: B R, EV Frank O'Brien; 11-12: R; 13: Barbara King; 14: Ayako Shirasaki & Noriko Ueda; 15: B R, EV Joe Alterman & Jim Cammack Duo; 18-19: R; 20: Joanna Durante Trio; 21: Ayako Shirasaki & Noriko Ueda; 22: B R, EV Gail Storm; 25-26: R; 27: Jerry Weldon Trio; 28: Bryan Reede & Zaid Shukri; 29: B R, EV Joe Carter & Heather Hardy Duo. TREME: 553 Main St. Islip. 631-277-2008. www.tremeislip.com. Sets: Sat 8pm-12am; Sun 7-10pm. WALK STREET TAVERN: 1218 Jericho Tpk. New Hyde Park. 516-354-9732. Last Tues: 9pm-12am Jam w/John Ray & Ian Petillo.
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76 HOUSE: 110 Main St. Tappan. 845-359-5476. www.76house.com. Wed: 8-11pm free adm Quintets w/Mark Hagan & feat artists + Jam. Mar 4: Jim O’Connor & Rob Scheps; 11: Andy Gravish & Tim Armacost; 18: Chris Pasin & Steven Frieder; 25: Bob Dorough. CATSKILL MOUNTAIN PIZZA COMPANY: 51 Mill Hill Rd. Woodstock. 845-679-7969. www.catskillmountainpizza.com. Wed: 7pm. The DAUTAJ: 36 Oakland Ave. Warwick. 845986-3666. www.thedautaj.com. Free adm. Fri: tba; Sat: 7:30-11:30pm Richard Wiggins. 1st Sun: 7-8:30pm NY Swing Exchange Band. The EGG: Empire State Plaza. Albany. 518-4731845. www.theegg.org. Mar 21: 8pm $28 adm Michele Rosewoman & New Yor-Uba. FALCON ARTS: 1348 Rte 9 West. Marlboro. www.liveatthefalcon.com. 845-236-7970.
$20 don suggested. Sets unless otherwise noted: 7pm; if opening act (Op) 8pm main act; Sun 10am-2pm Brunch (B). Residency (R): Mon Corey Dandridge & World of Gospel. Mar 1: B Saints of Swing; 2: R; 5: Erik Deutsch & The Jazz Outlaws, Op Greg Humphries; 6: John Tropea, Op e'lissa jones; 7: Pat McGee Band, Op The Acquaintances; 8: B Alexis P. Suter & The Ministers of Sound, 6pm Wali Ali & The Tambourine Band feat Porter Carroll; 9: R; 12: Lindsey Webster Band; 13: Oz Noy Trio, Op The Compact; 14: Bernard Purdie & friends, Op Jake LaBotz; 15: B Organ Grinders Jazz Trio, 6pm Soñando; 16: R; 17: County Hell + The Stacks; 18: Aruán Ortiz Trio; 19: Big Mean Sound Machine, Op Ife & Danny; 20: Cory Henry Band; 21: The THE BAND Band; 22: B Willa McCarthy Band, 7pm documentary film about Elvis “200 CADILLACS” + Rex Fowler & The Rockabilly Kings; 23: R; 26: Donna Lewis; 27 : Alexis P. Suter Band w/Aerial Allure, Op The Howland Wolves; 28: Catherine Russell; 29: B Alexis P. Suter & The Ministers of sound, 7pm EJ Strickland Qnt; 30: R; 31: Carolyn Wonderland, Op Shelley King. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF PHILLIPSTOWN: 10 Academy St. Cold Spring. www.presbychurchcoldspring.org. 845-265-3220. 3rd Sat: 5:30pm free adm Jazz Vespers w/Rob Scheps. Mar 21: feat Sheila Jordan. QUINN’S: 330 Main St. Beacon. www.quinns beacon.com. Mon: 8pm free adm Monday Night Jazz Sessions. SKYDMOR COLLEGE: 815 N Broadway. Saratoga Springs. www.skidmore.edu. 518580-5000. Mar 1: 8pm Jimmy Greene. TURNING POINT CAFÉ: 468 Piermont Av. Piermont. www.turningpointcafe.com. 845359-1089. Sets: 8pm. Mon: 8-11:30pm $5 adm Monday Jam by John Richmond. Mar 15: Levin Brothers Jazz Band; 27: Donna Lewis.
ASTOR ROOM: 34-12 36th St. Astoria. 718-2551947. www.astorroom.com. Fri: 7-10pm Marianne Solivan Trio. FIRST REFORMED CHURCH OF JAMAICA: 159-29 90th Av. Jamaica. 718-658-6333. www.frcj.org. Mar 3: 1pm Lady Got Chops Festival feat Aqua Ninjaz w/guest Bernard Wright. FLUSHING TOWN HALL: 137-35 Northern Blvd. Flushing. www.flushingtownhall.org. 718-463-7700. 1st Wed: 6pm Clinic, 7pm Jam. Mar 6: 7:30pm Fred Hersch Trio. JACKSON ROOM: 192-07 Linden Blvd. St Albans. www.jacksonroom.com. 718-5252387. Last Sat: 8&10pm $15 adm incl snacks/beverage feat Ed Jackson Qrt. LOUIS ARMSTRONG HOUSE MUSEUM: 3456 107th St. Corona. 718-478-8274. www.louisarmstronghouse.org. $10 adm. Tues-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm: Guided Tours. PROPER CAFÉ: 21701 Linden Blvd. Cambria Heights. Queens. 718-341-2233. Wed: 911:30pm $10 adm. QUEENS LIBRARY EAST ELMHURST: 9506 Astoria Blvd. www.queenslibrary.org. 718424-2619. Mar 20: Lady Got Chops Festival feat MAGNETS! TERRAZA 7 TRAIN CAFÉ: 40-19 Gleane St. Elmhurst. www.terrazacafe.com. 718-8039602. Sets: 8pm unless otherwise noted, $7 adm. Sun: 9:30pm Jam w/John Benítez; 3rd
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B A C K S TA 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. While I was on the road with Art Farmer in the Gerry Mulligan Quartet back in 1959, Art told me about his early years in jazz. He loved Dizzy Gillespie's playing, and tried to sound like him. But there wasn't a lot of work for bebop trumpet players in Los Angeles at that time, and in order to make a living as a musician, Art played with blues bands like Johnny Otis and Big Joe Turner. Turner didn't care for bebop, preferring backgrounds in the style of pianists like Pete Johnson and Jay McShann. Art said when Turner first gave him a solo, the next blues chorus he sang was: "Play me the boogie! Don't play no bebop for me!" Art said he came to appreciate Turner more after he left his band. But he was happy to land a chair with Lionel Hampton. "Lionel would shuck and jive to keep the audience happy," said Art, "but when he got on the bandstand, he always came to swing. I learned a lot from that man. And bebop was okay with him. He let me play however I wanted." By the time Art joined Mulligan, he had found his own voice on the trumpet, and he went on to become a great player with a sound all his own. LISTINGS... continued from page 34
Thurs: Victor Prieto. WATER’S EDGE: 401 44th Dr. Long Island City. www.watersedgenyc.com. 718-482-0033. FriSat: 6:30-10:30pm free adm/no min Bill Gati Solo. YORK COLLEGE: CUNY. 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. Jamaica. www.york.cuny.edu. 718-2622000.
ALVIN & FRIENDS: 14 Memorial Hwy. New Rochelle. www.alvinandfriendsrestaurant. com. 914-654-6549. Free adm unless otherwise noted. Mar 5: 6:30-9:30pm Jon Weiss; 6: 7-11pm Joey Lieber; 7: 7-10:30pm Lisa Maxwell; 12: 6:30-9:30pm Mark Adams; 13: 7-10:30pm Donburn Wint; 14: 7-10pm Jon Weiss; 20: 7-10:30pm Miki Hayama, 8-11pm $10 adm Leslie Pintchik Trio; 27: 8-11pm $20 adm Peter Hand Qrt. BEANRUNNER CAFÉ: 201 S Division & Esther St. Peekskill. 914-737-1701. www.beanrunnercafe.com. Fri-Sat: 810:30pm $10 adm. Mar 6: Lady Got Chops Festival feat Jessica Valientes & Anaïsa; 7: Chip White Spt; 13: Lady Got Chops Festival feat Teri Roiger Trio; 15: 4-6pm Maryann Renza & Lou Ubriaco; 20: Frank Kohl Qrt;
21: Lady Got Chops Festival feat Miki Hayama Trio; 28: The Tin Pan Band. The BRONKERS TAP HOUSE: 790 McLean Av. Yonkers. 914-327-4001. Wed: 7:3010:30pm free adm John Lang Trio. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: 199N Columbus Av at E Lincoln Av. Mount Vernon. www.pjsjazz.org. 914-636-4977. 2nd Sun: 5:15-9pm $22-14 adm Second Sunday Jazz series. Mar 8: Glenda Davenport. LAGOND MUSIC SCHOOL: 9 Haven St. Elmsford. www.lagondmusic.org. 917-8829539/www.vtyjazz.com. Mar 1: 5-8pm $25 adm Sunday Serenade series feat tribute to Frank Morgan w/Mark Gross, Delfeayo Marsalis. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF MOUNT KISCO: 605 Millwood Rd (Rte 133). Mount Kisco. www.pcmk.org. 914-666-7001. Mar 1: 7pm $20/10 don Jazz Vespers feat Gerard Carelli & friends w/spec guest Marcello Carelli. 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. WAINWRIGHT HOUSE: 260 Stuyvesant Av. Rye. www.wainwright.org. 914-967-6080. Jazz Brunch: 11:30am-2pm $45-15 adm. Mar 1: Jazz Forum feat Mark Morganelli; 22: Peter Hand.
A Moment You Missed by Fran Kaufman Hot House Contributing Photographer One of my favorite things about photographing at the Portland Jazz Festival is the chance to observe and photograph the musicians as they prepare for their performances. Watching the great Roy Haynes set up before his gig at the 2012 festival was a lesson in how the masters of the jazz world operate. Even at 87, Haynes arrived early, sat down at the drums and set up. A lesson in how he stays so young!
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ATLANTIC SOMERS POINT JAZZ SOCIETY: 609-9276677. www.spjazz.org.
BERGEN BERGEN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 30 N Van Brunt St. Englewood. 201-227-1030. www.bergenpac.org. Mar 25: 8pm Herb Alpert & Lani Hall. GLEN ROCK INN: 222 Rock Rd. Glen Rock. www.glenrockinn.com. 201-445-2362. Thurs: 7pm Duos. HARVEST BISTRO: 252 Schraalenburgh Rd. Closter. www.harvestbistro.com. 201-7509966. PUFFIN CULTURAL FORUM: 20 Puffin Way. Teaneck. www.puffinculturalforum.org. 201836-8923. SOLARI’S: 61 River St. Hackensack. 201-4871969. Ev 1st Tues: 8pm One More Once Big Band. STONY HILL INN: 231 Polifly Rd. Hackensack. www.stonyhillinn.com. 201-342-4085. Ev other Sat: 8pm-12am Betty Liste Qrt.
BURLINGTON TRI-STATE JAZZ SOCIETY: PO Box 896. Mount Laurel. www.tristatejazz.org. 856-7200232. ESSEX BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH: 275W Market St. Newark. www.bethany-newark.org. 973623-8161. Mar 7: 6-7:30pm Jazz Vespers feat Classical Meets Jazz by the New Jersey Symphony Orch. BRUSCHETTA RESTAURANT: 292 Passaic Av. Fairfield. 973-227-6164. www.bruschetta restaurantonline.com. Thurs: 7-10pm Rio Clemente Duo. CODA KITCHEN & BAR: 177 Maplewood Av. Maplewood. www.codamaplewood.com. 973-327-2247. Sun: 12-3pm Jazz Brunch feat Lee Glantz. DANA LIBRARY: Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University. 185 University Av. Newark. http://newarkwww.rutgers.edu/IJS/. 973-353-5595. DE’BORAH’S JAZZ CAFÉ: 18 Green St. Newark. www.deborahsjazzcafe.com. 862237-9004. DORTHAAN’S PLACE: At Nico Kitchen + Bar in NJPAC. 1 Center St. Newark. 888-466-5722. www.njpac.org. Mar 22: 12pm $45/15 adm Jazz Brunch feat Carrie Jackson. DUKE’S SOUTHERN TABLE: 11 Clinton St. Newark. www.dukesnewark.com. 862-7635757. Fri-Sat: 7:30-11:30pm. Mar 6: Brandon Wright; 7: Anthony Nelson Jr.; 13: Pat Van Dyke; 14: Lance Bryant; 20: T.W. Sample; 21: Vince Ector; 27: John Bauers; 28: Pat Van Dyke feat Lezlie Harrison. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH: 40S Fullerton Av. Montclair. 973-744-6560. www.outpostintheburbs.org. Mar 29: 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. JAZZ HOUSE KIDS: 14 S Park St. Montclair. 973-744-2258 www.jazzhousekids.org. KEY CLUB: 58 Park Pl. Newark. 973-799-0306. www.keyclubnj.com. Sun: 11am-3pm $20 adm. MCLOONE’S BOATHOUSE: 9 Cherry Ln at Northfield Av. West Orange. 862-252-7108. www.mcloonesboathouse.com. Sun: 11am3pm Jazz Brunch feat Doug Clarke Duo. NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 1 Center St. Newark. 888-466-5722.
www.njpac.org. PALAZZO RESTAURANT: 11 S Fullerton Av. Montclair. www.palazzonj.com. 973-7466778. Fri-Sat: 7-10:30pm. PAPILLON 25: 25 Valley St. South Orange. 973-761-5299. www.papillon25.com. Thurs: 8:30pm. PRIORY JAZZ CLUB: 233W Market St. Newark. 973-242-8012. Fri: 7-11pm. RUTGERS UNIVERSITY: Institute of Jazz Studies. 185 University Av. Newark. www.rut gers.edu. 973-353-5595. SOPAC: 1 SOPAC Way. South Orange. 973-3132787. www.sopacnow.org. Mar 15: 7pm $15 adm Jazz in the Loft feat Frank Noviello; 24: 7:30pm $5 Seton Hall University Faculty Jazz Ens. SUZYQUE’S BBQ & BAR: 34 S Valley Rd. West Orange. www.suzyques.com. 973-7367899. Free adm. Thurs: 8-11pm John Lee Trio w/spec guests. Mar 9&23: 8pm Glenn Franke's BigBand. TRUMPETS: 6 Depot Square. Montclair. 973744-2600. www.trumpetsjazz.com. Sets: unless otherwise noted 7:30&9pm, Fri-Sat 8&10pm, closed Mon-Tues. Adm varies. Mar 6: Lenore Raphael Trio; 8: 4pm Craig Yaremko Trio; 13: Joel Zelnick & Annette Sanders Qrt; 14: Cynthia Holiday Qrt; 15: Jazz Vocal Collective w/Carrie Jackson; 20: Anna Maria Mannarino Qnt; 21: Dee Lucas Qrt; 22: John Ehlis; 26: Lina Orfanos w/Spiros Exaras & Hernan Romero; 27: Sarah Partridge Qrt; 29: Ron Aprea Big Band w/Angela DeNiro. WBGO: 54 Park Pl. Newark. www.wbgo.org. 973-624-8880. GLOUCESTER CAP’N CAT CLAM BAR: 3111 Delsea Dr. Franklinville. www.capncatclambar.com. 856-694-9888. Thurs-Sat 6:30-10:30pm & Sun 5-9pm: Gil Lewis Trio.
HUDSON The BRIGHTSIDE TAVERN: 141 Bright St. Jersey City. www.brightsidetavern.com. 201435-1234. Mar 15: 4:30-8pm $10 adm Rosalind Grant Qnt. HUDSON RIVERFRONT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 1500 Harbor Bld. Weehawken. 201-716-4540. www.hrpac.org. LIBERTY HOUSE RESTAURANT: 82 Audrey Zapp Dr. Jersey City. 201-395-0300. www.libertyhouserestaurant.com. Sun: 11am-3pm Jazz Brunch. LIGHT HORSE TAVERN: 199 Washington St. Jersey City. www.lighthorsetavern.com. 201946-2028. Sun: 6-10pm. MAXWELL’S TAVERN: 1039 Washington St. Hoboken. www.maxwellsnj.com. 201-6537777. Tues: 8pm free adm. Mar 3: Mike Lee Qrt; 10: Tom Guarna; 24: Nat Janoff Trio; 31: Vince Ector Organatomy. MADAME CLAUDE: 364 1/2 4th St. Jersey City. www.madameclaudecafe.com. 201-8768800. Thurs: 8pm Manouche Bag. MOORE’S LOUNGE: 189 Monticello Av. Jersey City. 201-332-4309. Fri-Sat: 8:30pm free adm/no min Jam by Winard Harper & Rosalind Grant. NEW JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY: 2039 Kennedy Blvd. Jersey City. www.njcu.edu. 201-200-2000. MERCER CANDLELIGHT LOUNGE: 24 Passaic St. Trenton. www.candlelightevents.way.to. 609695-9612. Sat: 3:30-7:30pm free adm/$10 min. www.jazztrenton.com. Mar 7: Carrie Jackson; 14: Bob Smith; 21: Orrin’s B- Day; 28: Bruce Williams. continued on page 38
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Gary Walker, “Morning Jazz Host”, WBGO, 88.3 FM/wbgo.org MIKE LEE MAXWELL'S / MARCH 3 and HAT CITY KITCHEN / EVERY WEDNESDAY Mike Lee was a high school student in Cleveland OH when he heard saxophonist Johnny Griffin in concert. It moved the young saxophonist to make music his life. The versatility of Lee's musical language led to work with Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas, the Woody Herman Orchestra, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Michelle Rosewoman, Oliver Lake and Maria Schneider. Lee's tenor was part of Wallace Roney's re-creation of the lost big band charts of Wayne Shorter. Sparks fly at Hat City Kitchen where Lee hosts a weekly jam session and he passes along these experiences as coordinator of music programming for Jazz House Kids. Originals, and tunes by Wayne Shorter, Kenny Dorham and Thelonious Monk, are featured when Lee joins pianist Brandon McCune, bassist Chris Berger and drummer Chris Beck. VIRGINIA MAYHEW HOTOKE / MARCH 12 JazzTimes magazine describes tenor saxophonist Virginia Mayhew as "Jazz for the people...shot through with the blues, human with body heat, alive with many emotions. She is vividly expressive with intriguing ideas." It's been demonstrated through her varied work with Kenny Barron, Al Grey, Frank Zappa, James Brown, Chico O'Farrill and Ingrid Jensen, in addition to Mayhew's own recordings, including Mary Lou Williams - The Next 100 Years (Renma), selected by Downbeat as one of the best releases of 2012. Bored by convention, Mayhew constantly reinvents, whether a Monk melody, a Sonny Rollins classic, a dress up of a standard or her extensive trunk of originals. It's all this and Mary Lou too, with keyboardist Roberta Piket, bassist Harvie S and drummer Victor Jones. MARIANNE SOLIVAN HYATT NEW BRUNSWICK / MARCH 25 Christian McBride said of singer Marianne Solivan, "she's sensitive; she's powerful; she's funky; she's subtle." When Solivan belts "life can be mighty monotonous" from Oscar Brown Jr's "Hum Drum Blues" on her album Spark (Hipnotic), you get the deepest down feeling that she's not about to let that malady invade her life or her music. Quickly becoming one of the most buzzed about singers on the New York jazz scene, Solivan combines the swing of Ella Fitzgerald, the daring of Betty Carter, the comfort of Carmen McRae, with a forward motion that has had her sharing stages with Roy Hargrove, Steve Lacy and Jeremy Pelt. Solivan will sing standards and the spark of her originals with guitarist Ethan Mann, bassist Mathew Parrish and drummer Anthony Pinciotti.
CLIFTON ANDERSON UNION COUNTY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER / MARCH 28 As a young boy, Clifton Anderson's mother took him to see a Broadway production of The Music Man. He came away not with 76 trombones, but just one, given to him by his uncle, Sonny Rollins. Manhattan School of Music and internal combustion led to work with McCoy Tyner, Frank Foster, Stevie Wonder, Slide Hampton and more than three decades alongside Rollins on stages around the world. On his latest album, And So We Carry On (Daywood), Anderson slides from standards to originals, or a visit to the islands, with single lines, smears and colors showing a wealth of ideas. In an evening that also features the Jazz House Kids Ensemble, Anderson has evergreens and new pieces written for Sonny Rollins and Kimati Dinizulu with his group, including pianist Tadakata Unno, bassist Essiet Essiet and drummer Steve Williams.
Solivan photo by Gulnara Khamatova, Anderson by John Abbott, Mayhew by Ulysses Beato.
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MCCARTER THEATRE: 91 University Pl. Princeton. 609-258-2787. www.mccarter.org. Mar 15: 3pm Hiromi. PRINCETON UNIVERSITY: Princeton. 609258-4241. www.princeton.edu/music. SALT CREEK GRILLE: At Forrestal Village. 1 Rockingham Row at Rte 1. Princeton. 609419-4200. www.saltcreekgrille.com. Fri-Sat: 7-11pm.
MIDDLESEX HOTOKE RESTAURANT BAR LOUNGE & SUSHI: 350 George St. New Brunswick. 732246-8999. www.hotokerestaurant.com. Thurs: 8-11pm free adm/$5 min. Mar 5: Cocomama Qrt; 12: Virginia Mayhew Qrt; 19: Sharel Cassity Qrt; 26: Akiko Tsuruga Qrt. HYATT HOTEL: 2 Albany St. New Brunswick. www.newbrunswick.hyatt.com. 732-8731234. Wed: 8-10:30pm. Mar 11: Antoinette Montague Gp; 18: Roseanna Vitro Gp; 25: Marianne Solivan Gp. LA TAVOLA CUCINA RISTORANTE: 700 Old Bridge Tpk. South River. 732-238-2111. www.latavolacucinanj.com. Thurs: 7:30pm Jam. NOVITA: 25 New St. Metuchen. 732-549-5306. www.novitanj.com. Sets: Thurs: 6-10pm; FriSat 7-11pm. Thurs: Champian Fulton; Fri: Lou Watson; Sat: George Fitzsimmons. RUTGERS UNIVERSITY: 126 College Ave. New Brunswick. www.rutgers.edu. 732-4454636. TUMULTY’S: 361 George St. New Brunswick. www.tumultys.com. 732-545-6205. Tues: 8pm + 9:30pm Jam feat Emerging Artists Band. Mar 10: Alexis Morrast; 24: Danielle Illario.
MONMOUTH COUNT BASIE THEATRE: 99 Monmouth St. Red Bank. www.countbasietheatre.org. 732842-9000. Mar 1: 3pm Count Basie Orch w/New York Voices; 2: 8pm Diana Krall. GIAMANO’S: 301 Main St. Bradley Beach. 732775-4275. www.giamanos.com. Free adm/no min. HOTEL TIDES: 408 7th Av. Asbury Park. 732897-7744. www.hoteltides.com. Sets: 710pm. Mar 1: Carrie Jackson; 22: Lauren Hooker.
MORRIS BICKFORD THEATRE: 6 Normandy Heights Rd. Morristown. 973-971-3706. Concerts 89:30pm. www.njjs.org. Mar 10: Big Bix Beiderbecke B-Day Bash feat Mike Davis, Randy Reinhart & Dan Levinson Gp; 30: Geoff Gallante. HIBISCUS RESTAURANT: 270 South St. Morristown. www.hibiscuscuisine.com. 973359-0200. Sets: Tues 6-9pm, Fri 7-10pm, Sun Brunch 12-3pm. MAXFIELD’S ON MAIN: 713 Main St. Boonton. www.maxfieldsonmain.com. 973588-3404. MAYO CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS: 100 South St. Morristown. www.mayoarts.org. 973-539-8008. Mar 5: 8pm $59-29 adm Guitar Duets feat Stanley Jordan & Kevin Eubanks; 26: 8pm $69-49 Herb Alpert & Lani Hall. NEW JERSEY JAZZ SOCIETY: 800-303NJJS. www.njjs.org.
SHANGHAI JAZZ: 24 Main St. Madison. 973822-2899. www.shanghaijazz.com. Free adm. Sets: Tues 6:30-9pm, Wed-Thurs 7-9:30pm, Fri 6:30&8:30pm, Sat 6:30&8:45pm, Sun 68:30pm. Closed Mon. Residency: Tues John Korba. Mar 5: Warren Vaché Trio; 7: Javon Jackson Qrt; 8: Jan Findlay; 13: Grover Kemble/Jerry Vezza Gp; 14: SaRon Crenshaw w/Jeff Levine Qrt; 20: Rob Paparozzi Qrt; 21: “King Solomon Hicks Qrt; 25: Peter & Will Anderson Brothers Gp; 27: Manhattan Vibes Qrt feat Christo Rafalides.
OCEAN OCEAN COUNTY COLLEGE: College Dr. Toms River. 732-255-0500. www.ocean.edu. $15/13 adm. www.njjs.org. Concerts: 89:30pm. Mar 11: Big Bix Beiderbecke B-Day Bash feat Danny Tobias & Dan Levinson Gp.
PASSAIC CORTINA RISTORANTE: 118 Bershire Av. Paterson. 973-942-1750. Wed: 6:30-10pm Duo. WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY: 300 Pompton Rd. Wayne. www.wpunj.edu. 973720-2371. Mar 1: 4pm Anat Cohen; 6: 8pm Bria Skonberg; 29: 4pm Lou Donaldson.
SOMERSET WATCHUNG ARTS CENTER: 18 Stirling Rd. Watchung. www.watchungarts.org. 908-7530190. Sets: 8pm. Mar 6: JaZZ in the Gallery series feat Rio Clemente; 28: Ed Finkel Reunion Jazz Band feat Gabrielle Stravelli.
SUSSEX STANHOPE HOUSE: 45 Main St. Stanhope. 973-347-7777. www.stanhopehousenj.com.
UNION 16 PROSPECT WINE BAR & BISTRO: 16 Prospect St. Westfield. 908-232-7320. www.16prospect.com. Free adm/no min. Thurs: 8-11pm Carrie Jackson & friends. CROSSROADS: 78 North Av. Garwood. 908232-5666. www.xxroads.com. Tues: 9pm free adm Jam w/Crossroads All Stars. UNION COUNTY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 1670 Irving St. Rahway. 732-4998226. www.ucpca.org. Mar 28: 8pm $25/15 adm Clifton Anderson w/the Jazz House Kids. VAN GOGH’S EAR CAFÉ: 1017 Stuyvesant Av. Union. www.vangoghsearcafe.com. 908810-1844. Sun: 8-11pm $4 adm. Mar 1: QED; 8: Michele Fiorindo; 15: Komeda Project; 29: Ran Tan Toon.
WARREN RUTHERFURD HALL: 1686-R Rte 517. Allamuchy. 908-852-1894. www.rutherfurd hall.org. Mar 22: 3pm $27.50/22.50 adm Jazz at the Rutherfurd feat The Big Apple Jazz Band.
DEER HEAD INN: 5 Main St. Delaware Water Gap, PA. www.deerheadinn.com. 570-4242000. Sets/adm unless otherwise noted: Thurs 8-11pm free, Fri 7-11pm $10, Sat 711pm, Sun 5-8pm. Residency (R): Thurs Bill continued on page 40
BRIDGE CROSSINGS IANIST AND COMPOSER MYRA Melford draws inspiration from a vast P spectrum of cultural and spiritual tradi-
tions and artistic disciplines. In 2013, she released her first solo recording, Life Carries Me This Way and premiered Language of Dreams, her most ambitious project, combining narration, dance and video with music for her quintet, Snowy Egret. Melford also performs in the collective, Trio M, with bassist Mark Dresser and drummer Matt Wilson and in the duo, Dialogue, with clarinetist Ben Goldberg. In 2013, Melford was named a Guggenheim Fellow and received both the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award and a Doris Duke Residency to Build Demand for the Arts at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. She won the 2012 Alpert Award in the Arts for Music and has been honored numerous times in Downbeat's Critics Poll. A weeklong residency at The Stone March 24-29 showcases her many facets and includes the CD release celebration of Snowy Egret (Enja/Yellowbird).
Q. Anything in your life that rivals your love, dedication to music? A. There really isn't—though I love many people—it's the thing I love doing more than anything else. One gig or recording of yours you can't shake? The most recent gig I played. It was a trio with two amazing improvisers: Nicole Mitchell on flutes and Joelle Leandre on double bass. We played completely spontaneous music, and it was one of the most
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magical and powerful sets I've ever played. Favorite place in the world to play, public or private? So many: the Redwood Jazz Alliance in Arcata CA; the Athenaeum in La Jolla CA; the Outpost in Albuquerque; the Eremitage in Schwaz, Austria; to name a few...all great vibes. How have your recorded music listening habits changed over the years? I've always loved many different kinds of music, but I'm listening to more and more music outside of jazz, whether music from other cultures, new music or various kinds of popular music. Though I still love to hear what's happening today in jazz and improvised music, especially from younger artists. What do you struggle with in your creative life? Finding enough undisrupted time to work on music. If you were starting out now, would you change anything? I wish I had been a bit easier on myself, but everything led me to where I am now, and I couldn't be more grateful for that. Your favorite or most important recording of yours to you? It's usually the most recent recording and I'm super excited about the new Snowy Egret record. But I think my solo recording, Life Carries Me This Way, is special to me because I'm really myself. What's the last truly great piece of music you listened to live or recorded? I just heard Henry Threadgill's newest ensemble, Double-Up, perform some of the most beautiful music I've ever heard, especially his tribute to Butch Morris. What are a few pieces of music that made you the person or musician you are today? "Air Above Mountains/Buildings Within" by Cecil Taylor; "How Long Blues" by Jimmy Yancey; "Carolina Shout" by James P. Johnson; "Mikrokosmos" by Béla Bartok; "Sadness" by Ornette Coleman.
I wish I had been a bit easier on myself, but everything led me to where I am now, and I couldn't be more grateful for that. Melford photo by Bryan Murray.
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Goodwin Qrt + 9pm Jam. Mar 1: $8 Alex Leonard & Paul Rostock w/spec guest Al Gafa; 5: R; 6: $7 B.D. Lenz Trio; 7: $15/$8 after 9:30pm Nancy Reed Trio; 8: $5 Regina Sayles Solo; 12: R; 13: Tom Goehring Qnt; 14: $15 Houston Person & David Leonhardt Trio; 15: Wine Tasting & Walt Bibinger Solo; 19: R; 20: Spencer Reed Qrt; 21: $12/$6 after 9:30pm Andy LaVerne, Bill Washer & friends; 22: $5 Moravian College Combo I; 26: R; 27: Davey Lantz Trio; 28: $12 Bob Dorough Qrt; 29: $12 Bob Leive & the Wooster Street Trolley Band; 30: 7:30-10:30pm Deer Head Inn Jazz Orch. DELAWARE WATER GAP: www.cotajazz.org.
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Wong. "I don't say much to them, they just go by what's happening. If they're with me, they're great." At one time, their ages added up to less than that of their leader but Haynes points out: "Sometimes they act older than me." Haynes is looking forward to his milestone birthday and isn't daunted by turning 90. "I'm fortunate to be talking like I'm talking, sitting here with the sun shining through my window—it's like Thanksgiving." He sounds healthy and content, full of gusto and still seizing life with both hands. Asked if he'll celebrate his birthday with cake or cocktails, Haynes laughs and responds, "Why not both?"
Roy Haynes 90th birthday gig at the Blue Note March 13-15 features special guests including guitarist Pat Metheny, bassist Christian McBride, trumpeter Roy Hargrove and tap dancer Savion Glover. HEATH...
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learned a lot about playing acoustically with vibes and piano and bass without any amplification," Heath says, adding that pianist John Lewis was influential in shaping his sound with certain cymbals and drums. Before moving to Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, Heath spent a few years in Denmark where he played with many expatriots including pianist Abdullah Ibrahim, who is still living in Germany but no longer touring. "He was one of the most important people I've ever played with; he plays a serious brand of South African music," Heath says. "I'd love to play with him again, but it's time to play with the important people of today—Ethan Iverson and Ben Street—and I'm very happy to do that! "I've been following Ethan and his work with The Bad Plus for years," Heath continues. "And I've become very good friends with their drummer, Dave King." However, it wasn't until 2009 that Heath first played with Iverson and Street, when they accompanied Lee Konitz at the Iridium. The trio has since cut three albums. The new one, Philadelphia Beat (Sunnyside), was recorded in Philly and features tunes as diverse as "Bag's Groove" by MJQ's Milt Jackson and Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive."
Drummer Tootie Heath with Ethan Iverson, piano, and Ben Street, bass, will celebrate the release of Philadelphia Beat at the Village Vanguard March 3-8. Both the Vanguard and Heath turn 80 this year.
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