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WO TRUMPETERS WHO HAVE BEEN important participants in the New York jazz scene for three-plus and two-plus decades, respectively, are featured in this month's Winning Spins. Eddie Allen hit the Big Apple via the jazz program at William Paterson University in the late 1970s and, besides leading his own small and large bands, has been part of ensembles as diverse as Mongo Santamaria's, Muhal Richard Abrams' and Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy. Alex Sipiagin is one of a cohort of talented Russian jazz players on the scene; he came here in the early 1990s with bassist Boris Kozlov. Both are long-time members of the Mingus Big Band and, along with three others bandmates, constitute the cooperative quintet Opus 5. Push, Eddie Allen (Edjalen Music), draws on the leader's experiences with Afro-Latin, big band and post-bop ensembles and features eight of Allen's original compositions as well as a ballad standard. Allen has taken a basic sextet instrumentation with tenor saxophonist Keith Loftis and trombonist Dion Tucker joining him with a rhythm section of pianist Mark Soskin, bassist Kenny Davis and drummer E.J. Strickland and augmented it with the electric keyboards/synths of Misha Tsiganov. A couple of Afro-Latin grooves kick off the CD beginning with "Nakia," a Latin shuffle enhanced by synth string backgrounds and "Sacred Ground," wherein a tropical groove is laid down by marimba patterns from Tsiganov that contrast with the boppish horn ensemble. A sensual dreamy quality pervades "Caress," a ballad at a slow lope with bassist Davis carrying the melody before seductive, billowing solos from the horns over wafting synth strings. Allen is a trumpeter who has mastered the vast historic tradition of his instrument. He can squeeze and bend notes like a swing or trad player, produce the clarion peals of a Latin lead and skip and flutter with bebop dexterity. On his boogaloo "Hillside Strut," he evokes Lee Morgan or Clifford Brown, while his gorgeous open limning of "Who Can I Turn To?" is the equal of any trumpet balladeer working today. On "Whispers in the Dark," a rumba cum samba, a low trombone solo perfectly contrasts with Allen's trumpet gymnastics, from pinched and squeezed notes to squirting cackles, all over a synth string honeyed background. The backbeat shuffle opening of "Eve
By George K anzler
Deceived," with vibes sounds courtesy of Tsiganov, includes a slower riff section, setting up solos climaxing with Allen's: a tour-de-force begun with slithering lines leading to a long-held high note cascading into a Dizzy Gillespie-like arpeggio and squeezed off flourish finale. Allen's originals are involving and entertaining, none more so than the last, title track: a sequential feature for drummer Strickland pairing him with each soloist in a hip-hoppy dialogue that morphs into ensemble swing after each solo. Progression, Opus 5 (Criss Cross). Like Eddie Allen, the members of Opus 5 are more ambitious and adventurous than to produce tracks following a basic headsolos-head formula and, even more than Allen, they favor odd time signatures. Trumpeter Sipiagin, tenor saxophonist Seamus Blake, bassist Kozlov, pianist David Kikoski and drummer Donald Edwards were not only well acquainted with one another from the Mingus Big Band, but had also been on an Opus 5 tour of Europe before going into the studio to record Progression, the band's third album. That familiarity makes even the most intricate and acrobatic ensemble feats come off with aplomb, as on Kozlov's "Walk A Waltz" which, strangely, has no 3/4 time but where the jigsaw puzzle-like theme juxtaposes meters of 5 and 7 and each solo is taken in a different time: Kikoski's Fender Rhodes solo in 7/4; Sipiagin's trumpet in a faster than "Take Five" 5/4 and Blake's in 4/4 swing. Sipiagin splits between trumpet and flugelhorn, playing both with clean ĂŠlan and a frisson on uptempos and deft lyricism on slower ones. On his own "Climbing," he adds to the swirling polyphonal lines in 7/4 time by dubbing Harmon-muted trumpet along with his flugelhorn. Kikoski also adds tonal colors by switching between acoustic piano and Fender Rhodes. The band's inventive approach culminates in Edwards' waltz ballad for his mother, "Geraldine," as two themes emerge from flugelhorn and tenor sax, solos are cast in 11 bar segments and just when the horns seem to take it out, Kikoski's piano adds a long, lyrical solo as coda.
Eddie Allen's Aggregation band plays at Zinc on August 6, Lyndhurst Estate on August 7 and SideDoor on August 9. Alex Sipiagin leads a quintet that duplicates the personnel of Opus 5 at Smalls August 13-14.
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CHOCOLAT RESTAURANT & LOUNGE: 2217-23 Frederick Douglass Blvd at 120th St. 212-222-4545. www.chocolatlounge.com. Sun: 6-9:30pm. CLEOPATRA’S NEEDLE: 2485 Bway (bet 92nd & 93rd Sts). www.cleopatrasneedleny. com. 212-769-6969. Sets: Early (E), Jam (J). MonTues E 8-9pm, J 9pm-1am; Wed-Thurs E 711pm, J 11:30pm-2:30am; Fri-Sat E 8pm-12am, J 12:30-3am; Sun E 4-8pm, J 9pm-1am. Free adm/$10 min. Trios unless otherwise noted. Residencies (R): Mon E&J Jon Weiss; Tues E&J Mark Devine; Wed E Open mic w/Les Kurtz, J Joonsam Lee; Thurs J Kazu; Fri J Joanna Sternberg; Sat J Jesse Simpson; Sun E Open mic w/Keith Ingham, J Michika Fukumori. Aug 1: Masami Ishikawa; 2: Ken Simon Qrt; 36: R; 7: Marco Di Gennaro; 8: Will Terrill; 9: Kayo Hiraki; 10-13: R; 14: Larry Newcomb; 15: Sarah Slonim; 16: Robert Rucker; 17-20: R; 21: Kuni Mikami; 22: Yaacov Mayman; 23: Rudi Mwongozi; 24-27: R; 28: Kate Coso; 29: Lluis Capdevila; 30: Justin Lees. COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY: 1214 Amsterdam Av. www.cs.columbia.edu. 212-939-7000. CROWN: 24E 81st St (bet 5th Av & Madison). 646559-4880. www.crown81.com. Sun: 11-30am3pm Bubbly Jazz Brunch feat Mimi Jones Band. FARAFINA CAFÉ & LOUNGE HARLEM: 1813 Amsterdam Av at 150th St. 212-281-2445. www.farafinacafeloungeharlem.com. 1st Fri: 9&10pm $10 adm marie-claire; Thurs: 8pm Paul Peress Project. GARDEN CAFÉ: 4961 Bway at W207th St. 212544-9480. www.gardencafeny.com. Fri-Sat: 7:30-10:30pm Annette A. Aguilar & String Beans or Paul Hemmings. GINNY’S: At Red Rooster. 310 Lenox Av (bet 125th & 126th). www.ginnyssupperclub.com. 212-792-9001. Sun: 11am-3:30pm Gospel Brunch. Sets: 7:30&9:30pm $15 adm unless otherwise noted. Aug 21: 8pm Björn Ingelstam; 23: $20 adm Christopher McBride. GRAN PIATTO D’ORO: 1429 5th Av (bet 116th & 117th Sts). www.granpiattorestaurant. com. 212-722-2244/2161. GRANT’S TOMB: Riverside Dr & W120nd St. www.jazzmobile.org. Free adm. Wed: 78:30pm. Aug 6: Winard Harper; 13: Jazzmobile 50th Anniversary Allstars; 20: Jimmy Heath; 27: Jimmy Owens. GREAT HILL: Central Park West & 106th St. www.jazzmobile.org. Free adm. Aug 9: 3-6pm Great Jazz on the Great Hill feat Wycliffe Gordon, TS Monk, Eric Reed, Alyson Williams. HARLEM MEER PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL: Central Park at 110th St (bet 5th & Lenox Avs). 212-860-1370. Aug 3: 2-4pm Annette A Aguilar & Stringbeans Sxt; 31: 2-4pm Sarah McLawler & Les Femmes Jazz Hammond Organ Trio. HARLEM STAGE: At Aaron Davis Hall. 150 Convent Av at W135th St. 212-281-9240. www.harlemstage.org. HARLEM TAVERN: 2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd at 116th St. www.harlemtavern.com. 212866-4500. Sat: 12-4pm Jazz Brunch. JARON EAMES: 222E 85th St #2 (bet 2nd & 3rd Avs). 646-337-0620. Sun 2-5pm: $20 Don BBQ & Jazz @ Home series. LIME LEAF: 128W 72nd St (bet Columbus & Amsterdam Avs). 212-501-7800. Mon-Thurs: 710pm. Mon: Michael Vitali; Tues-Wed: Julie Grahm; Thurs: Emma Larsson. LONDEL’S SUPPER CLUB: 2620 Frederick Douglass Blvd (bet 139th & 140th Sts). 212234-6114. www.londelsrestaurant.com. Fri-Sat: 8-11pm.
LURA: 949 Columbus Av (bet 106th & 107th Sts). 212-866-7500. www.lurany.com. Thurs: 810pm. MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC: 120 Claremont Av & 122nd St. 212-749-2802. www.msmnyc.edu. MARCUS GARVEY PARK: 122nd St at Manhattan Av. www.summerstage.org/ www/jazzmobile.org. Free adm. Aug 1: 78:30pm Christian Sands; 13: 6-9pm Bobby Sanabria; 22: 7-8:30pm Jimmy Cobb; 23: 37pm Charlie Parker fest feat Wallace Roney Orch, Lionel Loueke, Melissa Aldana, Kris Bowers w/spec guest Chri; 29: 7-8:30pm An All Percussion Tribute To Max Roach. MINTON’S: 206W 118th St (bet St. Nicholas Av & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd). 212-243-2222. www.mintonsharlem.com. Sets: Tues 7:30pm, Wed 7-11pm, Thurs-Sat 6pm-12am. Tues: Jazz at the Crossroads - the Dance of Eleggua; Wed: JC Hopkins Biggish Band w/Queen Esther; FriSat: Minton’s Players. Aug 5: David Virelles Trio; 12: George Burton Qnt; 19: Ulisses Rocha; 26: Yosvany Terry Qnt. MIST HARLEM: 46W 116th St (bet Lenox & 5th Av). www.myimagestudios.com. 866- 217-1152. Sun: 12&2pm $24.99 Jazz Brunch all-you-can eat. Aug 3: Tony Jefferson; 10: Lainie Cooke; 17: Whitney Marchelle; 24: Nat Adderley Jr. Trio & The Motown Revue; 31: Dennis Jeter. NATIONAL JAZZ MUSEUM IN HARLEM: 104E 126th St #2C. (bet Park & Lexington Avs). 212-348-8300. www.jmih.org. Free adm. Tues 7-8:30pm Jazz for Curious Listeners series w/Aug 5: King Oliver; 7: Remembering Ralph Ellison w/Sidney Offit; 12: Mary Lou Williams; 19: Gil Evans; 26: Lester Young. NEW AMSTERDAM MUSIC ASSOCIATION: 107W 130th St (bet Lenox & Adam Clayton Powel Blvds). 212-510-8140. $5/15 adm. Mon: 7:30-11pm Jam w/Antoinette Adams; Thurs: Pecola’s Party; Fri: Robey Norton & friends; Sat: Willie Mack Jazz Art. NEW LEAF CAFÉ: 1 Margaret Corbin Dr. Fort Tryon Park. www.newleafrestaurant.com. 212568-5323. Fri: 7-10pm. PARIS BLUES: 2021 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd at 121st St. 212-222-9878. Free adm. Sets: Mon-Thurs&Sun 8:30pm-12:30am, FriSat 9pm-1am. Mon: John Cooksey Trio; Tues: Rakiem Walker RW5; Wed: Jam w/Les Goodson Band; Thurs: Tyrone Govan Blues Band; Fri: Melvin Vines Harlem Jazz Machine; Sat: 68th Street Band; Sun: 6pm Voice Clinic, 8:30pm Melvin Vines Harlem Jazz Machine. Aug 24: 5-9pm Elliot Pineiro & Sumbaswing. PARLOR ENTERTAINMENT: 555 Edge-combe Av at 160th St. #3F. 212-781-6595. www.parlorentertainment.com. Sun: 4pm free adm w/Marjorie Eliot, Bob Cunningham, Sedric Choukroun & spec guests. RIVERSIDE CHURCH: 490 Riverside Dr (bet 120th & 122nd Sts). 1st Mon: 10am-12pm Open meeting by Harlem Arts Alliance www.harlemaa.org/347-735-4280. SETTEPANI: 196 Lenox Av at 120th St. 917-4924806. www.settepani.com. Thurs: 7-10pm. SHELL’S BISTRO: 2150 5th Av (bet 131st & 132nd Sts). www.shellsbistro.com. 212-2345600. SHRINE: 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd (bet 133rd & 134th Sts). 212-690-7807. www.shrinenyc.com. Free adm. Residency (R): Sun 58pm Jam w/Lu Reid. Sets: E 6-8pm, L 8-10pm. Aug 2: E Moth To Flame Qnt; 3: 5pm R; 6: E T. Ericson Ens; 7: E Rodrigo Bonelli, L Carolyn Punter; 8: E Nena Weston; 10: 5pm R; 13: E The Sons Of Rest Jazz Qrt; 15: 8-9pm Sanura; 15: 10pm-12am Baoku & The Image Afrobeat Band; 17: 5pm R; 19: 7-9pm The Stachel Qnt; 21: 9-10pm Hambone Relay; 22: L The Breakdown; 23: E Carbon Mirage; 24: 5pm R; 31: 5pm R.
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. SILVANA: 300W 116th St at Frederick Douglas Blvd. 646-692-4935. Sets: Early (E) 6-8pm, Late (L) 8-10pm, Night (N) 10pm-12am. Aug 1: 910pm San Simón; 2: E Tim Talavera Qrt; 3: E Petr LaMalfa; 4: E NYC-Stockholm Jazz Exchange; 5: E Prawit Siriwat Gp; 6: E Alec Goldfarb; 7: E Spin Cycle; 8: E Jakub Rojek; 10: E Tom Blatt Band; 11: E Noël Simoné Wippler; 12: E Jon De Lucia Gp; 13: E Coyote Anderson Duo, 8-9pm N'Tirzah feat Kizmit; 14: E Matt Mc Donald Qrt, L Lu Reid All Stars; 15: E Scott Kulick Gp, 8-9pm Beninghove & Hangmen; 17: E Steve Kaiser Gp; 18: E Jon LaTona; 19: E Yoav Shlomov Band; 20: E The Hidden Jazz Collective; 22: E Joe Pino Qnt; 24: E Bliss Hansen Willson Trio; 25: E Jon Sheckler Trio; 26: E Cowboys & Frenchmen; 28: E Mike Fahie & Electric Band; 29: E Paul Connors; 31: E Michael Sarian Qnt. SMOKE & SUPPER CLUB-LOUNGE: 2751 Bway (bet 105th & 106th Sts). 212-864-6662. www.smokejazz.com. Sets: Early (E), Late (L), Brunch (B); E 7,9&10:30pm, L 11:45pm + 12:45am Fri-Sat, B 11:30am,1&2:30pm. Adm/min vary. Residencies (R): Mon E Big Band night feat Captain Black 08/4&18, Jason Marshall 08/11&25, L Jam w/John Farnsworth Qnt & friends; Tues E Mike LeDonne Groover Qrt, L Charles Turner III 08/5&19, Milton Suggs Qrt 08/12&26; Wed L Camille Thurmon Qrt; Thurs E The Baylor Project 08/7&21, Gregory Generet 08/14&28, L Nickel & Dime OPS; Fri L Patience Higgins & Sugar Hill Qrt; Sat L Johnny O’Neal & friends; Sun B Annette St. John Trio, E Vivian Sessoms 08/3&17, SaRon Crenshaw 08/10&24, L Willerm Delisfort Qrt. Aug 1-2: Freddie Hendrix Qnt; 3-5: R; 6: Curtis Lundy Qnt; 7: R; 8-9: Orrin Evans Qnt; 10-12: R; 13: Brianna Thomas; 14: R; 15-16: Azar Lawrence Qnt feat Eddie Henderson; 17-19: R; 20: Dara Tucker Qnt; 21: R; 22-23: Billy Drummond Qnt; 24-26: R; 27: Allyn Johnson Qrt feat Bruce Williams; 28: R; 29-30: Charlie Parker B-Day Celeb feat Al Foster Qrt; 31: John Webber Qrt feat Harold Mabern & Bob Cranshaw. SUGAR BAR: 254W 72nd St (bet Bway & West End Av). 212-579-0222. www.sugarbarnyc.com. Sets: 8pm/$10 adm unless otherwise noted. Residencies (R): Wed JT Project/Project Groove; Thurs 9pm Open Mic w/Andre Smith & Sugar Bar All Star Band. The WEST END LOUNGE: 955 West End Av at 107th St. www.thewestendlounge.com. 212531-4859. Aug 23: 3:30-5:30pm Bluesy Brunch feat Eileen Howard.
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54 BELOW: 254W 54th St, Cellar (bet Bway & 8th Av). 646-476-3551. www.54below.com. Aug 6: 9:30pm Jonathan Karrant. ABINGDON THEATRE: 312W 36th St (bet 8th & 9th Avs). 6th Fl. www.abingdontheatre.org. 212868-2055. Aug 17: 7pm $45 adm John Marshall w/Grant Stewart Trio. 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. Aug 1: 7&9:30pm Andres Laprida; 8: 8&10pm Allan Harris; 22: 7&9pm Ze Luis Qrt. BEER CULTURE: 328W 45th St (bet 8th & 9th Avs). www.beerculturenyc.com. Aug 3: 6-9pm Susan Tobocman Trio. 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 Louis Armstrong Eternity Band by David Ostwald; Fri 5-7pm Birdland Big Band by Tommy Igoe; Sat 6pm Loston Harris 08/2&9, Jay Leonhart Duo 08/16,23&30; Sun except 08/10 6pm Birdland Jazz Party feat Jane Monheit 08/3,10&31, Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano 08/17, 9pm Arturo O’Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orch. Aug 1-2: Jazz Masters Qrt feat Dave Liebman, Billy Childs, Buster Williams & Billy Hart; 3-4: R; 5-10: Django Reinhardt NY Fest feat Samson Schmitt Allstar Band w/spec guest 08/5 Joel Frahm, 08/6-7 Anat Cohen, 08/8 Jane Monheit, 08/9 Edmar Castaneda, 08/10 Chris Washburne; 11: R; 12-16: Birdland Big Band by Tommy Igoe w/spec guest James Genus; 14: 6pm Sean Harkness Duo; 17-18: R; 19-23: Dave Douglas Qnt; 21: 6pm Rotem Sivan Trio; 24-25: R; 26-30: Charlie Parker B-Day Celeb Jeremy Pelt & Vincent Herring; 31: R. 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. BRYANT PARK: 6th Av (bet 41st & 42nd Sts). www.bryantpark.org. 212-768-4242. Piano in the Park Mon-Fri: 12:30-2:30pm (except 2-4pm 08/7&14). Aug 1: Isaac ben Ayala; 4-8: Dan Manjovi; 8: 6-8:30pm Claudia Qnt +1 & Lincoln Trio; 11-15: Roy Eaton; 18-22: Victor Lin; 25-29: Daryl Sherman. 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. CHEZ JOSEPHINE: 414W 42nd St (bet 9th & Dyer Avs). www.chezjosephine.com. 212-5941925. Sat: 8pm-12am Sarah McLawler Duo. COBI: At Pearl Studios NY. 516-922-2010. COOL MUSIC FOR WARM SUMMER DAYS: 345 Park Av at East 51st St. www.grandcen tralpartnership.org/things-to-do/summer-concertseries. Tues: 12:30-1:30pm free adm. Aug 5: Linda Ipanema & Stan Edwards; 12: Jeff Newell & New Trad Oct; 19: Gerard Carelli Orch; 26: A Tribute to Ray Charles. DAMROSCH PARK: 62nd St (bet Columbus & Amsterdam Avs). 212-721-6500. www.mid summernightswing.org. Music: 7:30-10pm. $17 adm. Aug 1: Pablo Ziegler New Tango Ens w/Paul Taylor Dance Company; 3: Cita Rodriguez Orch & Pete Rodriguez w/guest Johnny Pacheco. DAVID RUBENSTEIN ATRIUM: At Lincoln Center. Bway at 62nd St. www.lincolncenter. org/atrium. 212-875-5350. Thurs: 7:30pm Target Free Thursdays series. Aug 2: 11am National Jazz Museum in Harlem All-Stars; 21: Cynthia Sayer. 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 Mon $25, Tues-Thurs&Sun $35, Fri $40, Sat $45, Student $25, Late Nights $5-20; $10 min. Aug 13: Willie Jones III Sxt; 4: $35 Hamilton De Holanda & Anat Cohen; 5: $30 Johnny O’Neal
Trio; 6-7: Marcus & Riza Printup Qrt; 8-10: Sherman Irby Qnt; 11: $35 Jazz House Kids feat Christian McBride; 12-13: Sean Jones & Keyon Harrold; 14: Valery Ponomarev Big Band; 15-17: Denise Perrier Qnt w/Houston Person; 18: The Amigos w/spec guests Marcus Printup & Brianna Thomas; 19-24: Trio da Paz & friends; 25: $30 Michael Carvin; 26-31: Trio da Paz & friends. Late Nights w/Aug 1-2: Emmet Cohen Trio; 5-9: Vanessa Perea; 12-16: Evan Sherman Big Band; 19-23: Dave Lantz Trio. E&E GRILL HOUSE: 233W 49th St (bet Bway & 8th Av). www.eegrillhouse.com. 212-505-9909. Mon-Tues: 8-11pm feat Craig McGorry Qrt or Matt Martysik Qrt. FLÛTE EAST SIDE: 303E 53rd St at 2nd Av. 646-998-5434. www.flutebar.com. Wed: 810pm. Aug 6: Yoshiko Iwata; 13: Lois Bruno; 20: Anna Elizabeth Kendrick; 27: Annette Hollander & Mark Capon. FLÛTE MIDTOWN: 205W 54th St (bet Bway & 7th Av). 212-265-5169. www.flutebar.com. Wed: 7-10pm. Aug 13: Dorian Devins; 27: Anna Elizabeth Kendrick. GRATA: 1076 1st Av at 59th St. 212-842-0007. www.gratany.com. Wed-Thurs: 8pm; Fri-Sat: 9pm. Ev Thurs: Sol Yaged. Aug 1: Gabrielle Starvelli Trio; 2: Vic Juris Duo; 8&15: Sarah Hayes Trio; 9: Danny Walsh Trio. IGUANA RESTAURANT: 240W 54th St at Bway. 212-399-9457. Mon-Tues: 8-11pm Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks. INFUSE51: 331W 51st St (bet 8th & 9th Avs) 1st Fl. 212-974-8030. www.infuse51.com. IRENE DIAMOND EDUCATION CENTER: At Jazz at Lincoln Center. Bway at 60th St, 5th Fl. www.jalc.org. 212-721-6500/212-258-9922. Listening Parties: 7pm, free adm. Aug 12: Mary Lou Williams; 26: Lester Young. IRIDIUM: 1650 Bway at 51st St. 212-582-2121. www.theiridium.com. Sets: 8&10pm. Adm varies/$15 min. Student 1/2 price adm 2nd set Tues-Thurs&Sun. Aug 1-2: Sonny Landreth; 3: Norm Hathaway Big Band w/Liza Moran & Josh Baty; 4: tba; 5: 7&9pm Robert Leslie; 6-7: tba; 8: The Great Fraud; 9: 7:30&9:30pm Mike Peters; 10: 3pm Ntomb’khona Dlamini + Jeremy Davis & Fabulous Equinox Orch; 11: Gary Puckett & Union Gap Band; 12: Meiko; 13: tba; 14: Indigenous; 15: Geoff Gallante Qrt; 16: Catherine Russell; 17: John Hammond; 18: tba; 19: Midge Ure; 20-21: Charles Tolliver; 22-24: Dave Weckl Acoustic Band; 25: Martha Davis & The Motels; 26: Janiva Magness; 27: Chris Thomas King; 28: Southern Hospitality; 29-30: Ed Palermo Big Band; 31: closed. 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. $15 adm/$15 min/set, except free adm+min Mon-Tues, $30 adm+min Fri-Sat, $35 buffet Sun. Residencies (R): Mon Jam w/Iris Ornig; Tues except 08/26 Logan Evan Thomas Solo; Sun Jazz Brunch w/Tony Middleton Trio. Aug 1: Nancy Harms Qrt; 2: Tony Hewitt Qrt; 3-5: R; 6: Kelley Suttenfield Qnt; 7: Pete Zimmer Qrt; 8-9: Wycliffe Gordon Qnt; 10-12: R; 13: Marlene VerPlanck Qrt; 14: Bobby Katz Qrt; 15: Scott Robinson Qrt; 16: Bob Dorough Trio; 17-19: R; 20: Stranahan/Zaleski/Rosato; 21: Chiemi Nakai Latin Jazz Trio; 22-23: Dick Hyman & Ken Peplowski Duo; 24-25: R; 26: Billy Test Solo; 27: Emily Braden Qrt; 28: Misha Tsiganov Qrt; 29: Jack Wilkins Trio; 30: Jon Hendricks Qrt, 10pm Mischievous Mice; 31: R. JOHN JAY COLLEGE: 899 10th Ave #623 (bet 58th & 59th Sts). www.jazzforumarts.org. 914631-1000. Aug 12: 6:30-8pm Twilight Jazz feat Manuel Valera & New Cuban Express.
JUILLIARD SCHOOL: 60 Lincoln Center Plaza. 212-799-5000. www.juilliard.edu. 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. 212-997-5262. Tues-Wed: 7:30pm; Sun: 11am-2:30pm 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. Aug 4&11: no music; 18: David Budway; 25: Jim Altamore. LE PARKER MERIDIEN: 119W 56th St. 212245-4535. www.klavierhaus.com. Free adm. Aug 21: 8-11pm free adm Stephen Fuller & Scot Albertson feat Daryl Kojak. LEXINGTON HOTEL: 511 Lexington Av at 48th St. www.lexingtonhotelnyc.com. 212-755-4400. Aug 14: 6-7:45pm Melissa Hamilton & Lee Tomboulian. LIGHTHOUSE: 111E 59th St (bet Park & Lexington Avs). 516-627-4468. Sets: 7:15pm. LOCAL 802: Associated Musicians of Greater New York Club Room. 322W 48th St (bet 8th & 9th Sts). www.local802afm.org. 212-245-4802. Mon: 7-9:30pm Jazz Foundation of America Jam. Lâ€™YBANE: 709 8th Av (bet 44th & 45th Sts). 212582-2012. www.lybane.com. Tues&Fri 9:30pm12am: Rick Bogart Trio. MEASURE: At Langham Place. 400 5th Av (bet 36th & 37th Sts). www.measurenyc.com. 212695-4005. Sets: 8-11pm. Free adm/1 drink min. Mon-Sat: Trio/Qrt, Sun: Solo. Aug 1-2: Janice Friedman; 3,10-13&17: Marco Di Gennaro; 4-9: Eduardo Belo; 14-16&18-23: Antonio Ciacca; 24&31: Darwin Noguera; 25-30: Lucio Ferra MICHIKO STUDIOS: 149W 46th St 3rd Fl. 212302-4011. www.robertoswinds.com. MONKEY BAR: 60E 54th St (bet Madison & Park Avs). www.monkeybarnewyork.com. 212-2881010. Sat: 8-11pm Rosalyn McClore Solo. The NATIONAL: 557 Lexington Av at 50th St. 212-715-2400. www.thenationalnyc.com. Sun: 6-10pm. NATSUMI RESTAURANT: 226W 50th St (bet 8th & Bway). www.natsuminyc.com. 212-2582988. Tues: 5-8pm Joe Cohn Organ Trio. PEARL STUDIOS NYC: 519 8th Av (bet 35th & 36th Sts). 12th Fl. Studio A. 212-904-1850. www.pearlstudiosnyc.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. PLAZA: 101 Park Av (bet 40th & 41st Sts). www.grandcentralpartnership.org/things-todo/summer-concert-series. Wed: 12:30-1:45pm free adm. Aug 27: Chuck Braman Qrt. PLAZA: 600 3rd Av at East 40th St. www.grand centralpartnership.org/things-to-do/sum merconcert-series. Fri: 12:30-1:45pm free adm. Aug 8: Linda Ipanema & The Dixie Cats; 15: Cocomama. The PLAZA HOTEL: 768 5th Av at Central Park S. 212-759-3000. www.theplaza.com. 8:3011pm: free adm. Wed: Kat Gang; Thurs: Lapis Luna Qrt. 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.
ROBERTO’S WINDS: 149W 46th St. 212-3911315. www.robertoswinds.com. ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY: 1230 York Av at 66th St. www.rockefeller.edu. 212-327-8000. The RUM HOUSE: 228W 47th St (bet Bway & 8th Av). www.edisonrumhouse.com. 646-4906924. Sets: 9:30pm-12:30am, Mon 10pm-1am. 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; Thurs: 12:30pm free adm Jazz on the Plaza; Sun: 5pm free adm Jazz Vespers. Aug 3: Andrew Hartman Gp; 6: John Eckert & New York Nine; 7: Marshall Gilkes Band; 10: Alexis Cole Qrt; 13: Bill Charlap & Renee Rosnes Duo; 14: John Ellis Band; 17: Pete Zimmer Qrt feat Michael Rodriguez; 20: Carol Sudhalter w/spec guest Sarah McLawler & Patrick Poladian; 21: Terell Stafford Gp; 24: Magos Herrera/Luis Perdomo/Hans Glawis-chnig/Alex Kautz; 27: Geoff Gallante Trio; 28: Amina Figarova Ens; 31: Roz Corral Qrt. SAN MARTIN RESTAURANT: 143E 49th St (bet Lexington & 3rd Avs). 212-832-0888. www.sanmartinrestaurantny.com. 1st Tues: 6:30-8pm 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) 910:45pm, Night (N) 11pm, add PM 5-6:45pm Sat-Sun. $12 adm unless otherwise noted/$10 min. Aug 1: E $10 Sunny Yang, L Una Stade, N $10 Luz Pinos; 2: E $10 TH!CK, L Slide Attack; 3: PM $10 Benno Marmur Band, L $10 Eckroth/Brendler/Well; 7: E E. J. Decker Gp, L Brothers of Contrapuntal Swing; 8: E Ted Perry Trio, L $10 Yoham Ortiz; 9: E Ben Rosenblum Gp, L $10 Noshir Mody Qnt, N Will Mac Qrt feat Victor Lewis & Ralph Bowen; 10: PM $10 Shu Odamura Trio, E $10 Aida Brandes Trio; 11: L Carol Sudhalter Qrt; 13: E $10 Caleb Rumley Gp, L Harrison Young Qrt, N Nathan Hook Qrt; 14: E Elya, L $15 Stan Killian Qrt; 15: E Dave Kardas Band, L Kathleen Potton; 16: E Jon Sheckler Trio, L Brust/Horowitz Qnt; 17: PM Vicki Burns & Ratzo B. Harris; 20: E Sweet' Sue Terry & Peggy Stern, L Finger Trio, N Ethan Helm Ens; 21: E Person's of Interest, L MJ Territo; 22: E $15 Ayako Shirasaki Trio; 23: E $10 Isaiah Barr & Onyx Qnt, L $15 Simona Premazzi Qrt feat Dayna Stephens, N $10 Paul Tafoya Gp; 24: E Seung Eun Do; 27: E $10 Ian O'Beirne; 28: E $10 Amadis Dunkel Qrt; 29: L Jowee Omicil Qrt, N A Little Big Band; 30: E Hiroko Kanna. STEINWAY HALL: 109W 57th St. 212-2461100. www.steinwayhall.com. The STRAND HOTEL: 33W 37th St (bet 5th & 6th Avs). www.thestrandnyc.com. 212-4481024. Sets: 6-9pm, free adm. 1st Wed: Low Key Trio. STUDIO 100 BAR: At Marriott Residence Inn. 1033 6th Av (bet 38th & 39th St) 3rd Fl. 212768-0007. Free adm/no min. Tues&Thurs: 710pm Trios. SWING 46: Jazz & Supper Club. 349W 46th St (bet 8 & 9th Avs). www.swing46.com. 212-2629554. Sets: Mon-Tues&Thurs 8:30pm, Wed&Sun 8pm, Fri-Sat 9:30pm. Residencies (R): Mon Swingadelic; Tues George Gee Swing Orch; Wed Stan Rubin Orch. Aug 1: Ron Sunshine Orch; 2&14: Professor Cunningham & Old School; 3: Vanessa Trouble w/Red Hot Swing; 4-6: R; 7: Flying Nutrinos; 8-9&30:
Swingadelic; 10: Sarah Hayes Savoy 7; 11-13: R; 15&22: Ron Sunshine Orch; 16&23: Maulers; 17,24&31: Felix and the Cats; 18-20: R; 21: Glenn Crytzer Savoy Seven; 25-27: R; 28: tba; 29: George Gee Swing Orch. TAGINE: 221 W38th St (bet 7th & 8th Avs). www.taginedining.com. 646-373-6265. $15 min. 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 911:30pm, Fri 9pm-1am, Sat Early (E) 810:30pm, Late (L) 11pm-1:30am. Adm: MonWed Free/$5min, Thurs-Sat $10 adm/$10 min. Aug 1: Ben Wood Trio; 2: Yuko Ito Trio; 5: Kevin Hailey; 6: Richard Thai Duo + Nick Morrison Trio; 7: Scot Albertson Duo; 8: Hiroko Kanna Trio; 9: L Tak Iwasaki Trio; 11: Kathryn Allyn Duo; 12: Michael Gallant Trio; 13: Lunana & Lunanos + Prawit Siriwat; 14: Claire Dukan; 15: Norihiro Kikuta Trio; 16: E Emilio Teubal Trio, L Spencer Jones Trio; 18: Takenori Nishiuchi; 19: Akihiro Yamamoto Duo; 20: Kathryn Christie Trio; 21: Top-Bop; 22: Renegade Sufi; 23: E Daniel Bennett Gp, L Annie Chen Trio; 25: Yako Eicher Trio; 26: Setsuko Hata; 28: Senri Oe; 29: Luiz Ebert Duo; 30: E Ken Kobayashi Trio, L Yusuke Seki.
LOWER MANHATTAN (Below 34th Street)
11TH STREET BAR: 510E 11th St (bet Av A & B). www.11thstbar.com. 212-982-3929. Mon: 811pm Richard Clements & Murray Wall Jazz Express. 55 BAR: 55 Christopher St (bet 6th & 7th Avs). 212-929-9883. www.55bar.com. Sets: Early (E) 7pm except Fri-Sun 6pm, Late (L) 10pm. 1st Thurs: Ami Cervini & Jazz Country; 1st Sat: E Ayana lowe; last Fri: Kendra Shank. Aug 16: E Roz Corral Qrt. ABC NO RIO: 156 Rivington St (bet Clinton & Suffolk Sts). www.abcnorio.org. 212-254-3697. Sun: 7pm 2 sets + Open Session. Aug 10: Arc Welding + Projection:Zero; 17: Will Bollinger Solo + Flip City; 24: Judy Dunaway & Doug van Nort + Stephen Gauci, Daniel Carter & Federico Ughi; 31: 7-11pm Free Range benefit festival. ALL THINGS PROJECT: At Neighborhood Chuch. 269 Bleecker St. 212-691-1770. www.allthingsproject.net. 1st Fri: 8&10pm free adm. Aug 1: Sara Caswell Qrt. ANALOGUE: 19 8th St (bet 5th Av & McDougal St). www.analoguenyc.com. 212-432-0200. ANTIBES BISTRO: 112 Suffolk St (bet Delancey & Rivington Sts). 212-533-6088. www.antibesbistro.com. Free adm/no min. Tues-Wed: 710:30pm. 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. 212228-5098. Mon: 9:15pm-12:30am.
BAR NEXT DOOR: 129 McDougal St. 212-5295945. www.lalanternacaffe.com. Sets: MonThurs Early (E) 6:30pm, Late (L) 8:30& 10:30pm, Fri-Sat 7:30,9:30&11:30pm, Sun 8&10pm. Adm: $12 all night + 1 drink min/set except Fri-Sat $12/set + 1 drink min/set, E free. Trios unless otherwise noted. Mon-Thurs: E Emerging Artists series; Mon: L Vocal Mondays series. Residencies (R): Wed L Jonathan Kreisberg; Sun Peter Mazza. Aug 1: Gilad Hekselman; 2: Matt Kane; 3: R; 4: E Kevin Wang, L Perry Beekman; 5: E Dan Hartig, L Matt Otto; 6: E Ben Bryden, L R; 7: E Alex Levine, L Carol Morgan; 8: Rick Stone; 9: Jack Wilkins; 10: R; 11: E Andrew Van Tassel, L Magic Trio feat Chris McNulty; 12: E Tobias Meinhart, L Mike Rood; 13: E Nick Biello, L R; 14: E Nicholas Brust, L Patrick Cornelius; 15: Andrew Swift; 16: Ben Monder; 17: R; 18: E Olli Hirvonen, L Deanna Witkowski; 19: E Tom Finn, L Karel Ruzicka Jr.; 20: E Alex Sugerman, L R; 21: E Rafal Sarnecki, L Pat Carroll; 22: Paul Bollenback; 23: Larry Corban; 24: R; 25: E Paul Jones, L Michelle Walker; 26: E Nick Lancaster, L Dave Stryker; 27: E Nadav Pelled, L R; 28: E Jonathan Saraga, L Benny Banack; 29: Jure Pukl Trio; 30: Dan Wilson; 31: R. 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. Aug 1-3: Count Basie Orch; 4: 7&11pm Nikki Yanofsky & Andreas Varady; 5-10: Arturo Sandoval; 11: Angela Johnson, 10:30pm Bradd Marquis; 12-17: Earl Klugh; 18: Julie Eigenberg & Yaron Gershovsky; 19-24: The Latin Side Of Horace Silver feat Conrad Herwig w/guest 08/19-21 Michel Camilo; 25: Maya Azucena; 2628: Tom Harrell; 29-31: Dee Dee Bridgewater. Late Night w/Aug 1: Linda Oh; 2: Strings 'n Skins; 8: Christian Galvez Trio; 9: Chris Turner; 15: Emergency Service; 16: Sharief In Burgundy; 22: Robert Mwamba; 23: Mad Satta; 29: Roswitha; 30: r'kardo st.Von. Sunday Brunch w/Aug 3: Louis Armstrong B-Day Tribute; 10: Portrait of Oscar Peterson feat Peter Beets Trio; 17: Jake Hertzog Trio; 24: Nanny Assis; 31: Zach Brock Qrt. CAFÉ LOUP: 105W 13th St (bet 6th & 7th Avs). 212-255-4746. www.cafeloupnyc.com. Free adm/$5 min. Sun: Jazz Brunch 12:30am3:30pm, eve 6:30-9:30pm. Sun brunch: Bob Kindred, John Hart & Steve LaSpina; Sun eve: Junior Mance, Hide Tanaka & Michi Fuji Trio. CAFE NOCTAMBULO: At Pangea. 178 2nd Av (bet 11th & 12th Sts). 212-995-0900. www.cafenoctambulo.com. Tues: 7-9pm Christopher Gines, Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano. CAFFE VIVALDI: 32 Jones St (bet Bleecker & 4th St). www.caffevivaldi.com. 212-691-7538. Free adm. CAPITAL GRILLE: 120 Bway (at Pine & Nassau). www.thecapitalgrille.com. 212-3741811. Free adm. Fri: 6:30-10pm Richard Russo Trio. The CELL: A Twenty First Century Salon. 338W 23rd St (bet 8th & 9th Avs). 646-861-2253. www.thecelltheatre.org. CHEZ JEF: 241 Bowery (bet Stanton & Rivington Sts). www.chezjefnyc.com. 212-388-0052. Thurs-Sat: 8-11pm, Sun: 2-5pm Brunch. Thurs: Cara & Brooklyn Sugar Stompers; Fri: Sweet Megg & Wayfarers; Sat: Mary Alouette; Sun: Myriam Phiro. CITY WINERY: 155 Varick St (bet Spring & Vandam Sts). www.citywinery.com. 212-6080555. Aug 26: 5:30-7:30pm Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival feat Cynthia Sayer & Joyride Qrt.
CLEMENTE SOTO VÉLEZ CULTURAL & EDUCATIONAL CENTER: 107 Suffolk St (bet Rivington & Delancey Sts). 212-260-4080. www.csvcenter.org. Mon: 7:30pm $11 adm/set, $16/2 sets, $22/3 sets Evolving Music series www.artsforart.org. 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. Aug 13: Mary Halvorson Fest feat 08/1 Mary Halvorson Trio; 08/2: Ingrid Laubrock & AntiHouse; 08/3: Mary Halvorson & Jon Irabagon; 4: Amram & Co; 5: Awaz Qnt; 6: Anupam Shobakar; 7: Akshara; 8: Superette; 9: Kris Davis Trio; 13: Sound Qrt; 14: Greg Ward Qrt; 15: Chad Lefkowitz-Brown Qrt; 16: Jesse Harris w/Star Rover/Adrianne Lenker; 20: David Acker Qrt, 10pm Bons Ritmos; 21: Livio Almeida Qrt, 10pm Miho Nobuzane Trio; 22: Billy Newman Qnt, 10:30pm Helio Alves Qrt; 23: Rez Abbasi Organ Trio; 24: David Ullmann; 26: Vincentz, Hart & Brown; 27: Mostly Other People Do The Killing; 28-30: Jon Irabagon Fest; 31: Michael Reis. The CROOKED KNIFE: 29E 30th St (bet Park & Madison Avs). www.thecrookedknife.com. 212-696-2593. Tues: 7-10pm Iris Ornig Trio. The CUPPING ROOM CAFE: 359W Bway (bet Broome & Grand Sts). 212-925-2898. www.cuppingroomcafe.com. Sat: 8:30pm Mal Stein. The DEAD RABBIT GROCERY & GROG: 30 Water St (Broad & Old Slip Sts). 646-422-7906. www.deadrabbitnyc.com. Fri: 9pm-1am Terry Waldo Solo. DESMOND’S STEAKHOUSE: 513 7th Av at 38th St. www.desmondssteakhouse.com. 212391-6900. Sun: 11:30am-4pm Jazz Brunch. DOMA NA ROHU: 17 Perry St at 7th Av. 212929-4339. www.domanyc.com. $10 min. Wed: 7:30&9pm Gypsy Jazz feat Jon Burr Trio; Sat: 8&9:15pm. DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY: 13 Monroe St (bet Market & Catherine Sts). 212-473-0043. www.downtownmusicgallery.com. Sun: 6pm InStore shows. Aug 3: Gary Poulson & John Engle; 17: Tesla Coils, 7pm Harvey Valdes Trio. DROM: 85 Ave A (bet 5th & 6th Sts). 212-7771157. www.dromnyc.com. DUANE PARK CAFÉ: 157 Duane St (bet Hudson & W Bway). www.duaneparknyc.com. 212732-5555. 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; 1st Mon: 12-3am Matt Munisteri Qrt w/Jon-Erik Kellso. FAT CAT: 75 Christopher St at 7th Av. 212-6756056. www.fatcatmusic.org. $3 adm/no min. Sets unless otherwise noted: Early (E), Late (L), Night (N); Mon E 6pm, L 9pm, N 12:30am; Tues-Wed E 7pm, L 9pm, N 12:30am; Thurs&Sat E 7pm, L 10pm, N 1:30am; Fri E 6pm, L 9pm + 10:30pm, N 1:30am; Sun E 6pm, L 9pm, N 12:30am. Ev N: Jam. Residencies (R): Mon N Billy Kaye; Tues E Saul Rubin, N Greg Glassman; Wed E Raphael D'lugoff Qrt, N Ned Goold; Fri 9pm Gospel Queens; Sun E Terry Waldo & Gotham City Band, N Brandon Lewis & Renee Cruz. Aug 1: E tba, L R + Jared Gold/Dave Gibson, N Anthony Coleman; 2: E tba, L Raphael D'lugoff Qnt, N tba; 3: E R, 8:30pm Fat Cat Big Band, N R; 4: E&L tba, N R; 5: E R, L Veronica Nunes Brazilian Gafieira, N R; 6: E R, L Groover Trio, N R; 7: E tba, L Saul Rubin Zebtet, N tba; 8: E tba, L R + Steve Carrington Qnt, N tba; 9: E tba, L
George Burton Gp 5, N tba; 10: E R, L tba, N R; 11: E tba, L Ned Goold Qrt, N R; 12: E R, L Peter Brainin & the Latin Jazz Workshop, N R; 13: E R, L Harold Mabern Trio, N R; 14: E tba, L Greg Glassman Qnt, N tba; 15: E tba, L R + tba, N tba; 16: E tba, L Lawrence Clark, N tba; 17: E R, L tba, N R; 18: E tba, L George Braith, N R; 19: E R, L tba, N R; 20: E R, L Don Hahn, N R; 21: E tba, L POD, N tba; 22: E tba, L R + Simona Premazzi, N Jared Gold; 23: tba; 24: E R, L Jon Davis Trio, N R; 25: E&L tba, N R; 26: E R, L Itai Kriss & Gato Gordo, N R; 27: E R, L Yoshi Waki, N R; 28: tba; 29: E tba, L R + Point Of Departure, N tba; 30: tba; 31: E R, L tba, N R. The FLATIRON ROOM: 37W 26th St (bet 6th Av & Bway). www.theflatironroom.com. 212-7253860. Sets: Tues-Wed 9pm-12am, Thurs-Sat 9pm-1am, Sun 7-10pm. Aug 5: Susan Tobocman Trio. FLÛTE GRAMERCY: 40E 20th St (bet Bway & Park Av S). 212-529-7870. www.flutebar. com. Free adm. Wed: 7-10pm. GARAGE: 99 7th Av S (bet W 4th & Bleecker). www.garagerest.com. 212-645-0600. Free adm/no min. Sets: Early (E), Late (L), Brunch (B); Mon E 7-10pm, L 10:30pm-1:30am; TuesThurs E 6-10pm, L 10:30pm-1:30am, Fri E 6:1510:15pm, L 10:45pm-2:45am; Sat B 12-4pm, E 6:15-10:15pm, L 10:45pm-2:45am; Sun B 11:30am-4pm, E 6:30-10:30pm, L 11pm-2am. Residency (R): Sun E David Coss Qrt. Aug 1: E Nick Moran Trio, L Dre Barnes Project; 2: B Larry Newcomb Qrt, E Jesse Simpson, L King Solomon Hicks Trio; 3: B Benjamin Healy Trio, E R, L Nobuki Takamen Trio; 4: E Howard Williams Jazz Orch, L Gabe Valle Qrt; 5: E David Coss Qrt, L Chris Carroll Trio; 6: E Yvonnick Prene Qrt, L Joonsam Lee Trio; 7: E Avi Rothbard Trio, L Dave Baron Trio; 8: E Masami Ishikawa Trio, L Peter Valera & Jump Blues Band; 9: B Daniela Schaechter Trio, E Tom Tallitsch Qrt, L Virginia Mayhew Qrt; 10: B Lou Caputo Qrt, E R, L Mauricio de Souza Trio; 11: E Cecilia Coleman Big Band, L Justin Lees Trio; 12: E Recessionals Jazz Band, L Austin Walker Trio; 13: E Mayu Saeki Trio, L Will Terrill Trio; 14: E Champian Fulton Qrt, L Lee Metcalf Trio; 15: E Alex Layne Trio, L Kevin Dorn & the Big 72; 16: B Jerry Costanzo Trio, E Al Marino Qnt, L Daylight Blues Band; 17: B Kyoko Oyobe Trio, E R, L Abe Ovadia Trio; 18: E Howard Williams Jazz Orch, L Kenny Shanker Qrt; 19: E David Coss Qrt, L Afro Mantra; 20: E Marc Devine Trio, L T. Erickson Ens; 21: E Rick Stone Trio, L Ted Perry Trio; 22: E Michika Fukumori Trio, L Peter Valera & Jump Blues Band; 23: B Marsha Heydt & Project of Love, E tba, L Akiko Tsuruga Trio; 24: B Iris Ornig Qrt, E R, L Tsutomu Naki Trio; 25: E Eyal Vilner Big Band, L tba; 26: E Rob Edwards Qrt, L Paul Francis Trio; 27: E Anderson Brothers, L Glenn White Qnt; 28: E Dylan Meek Trio, L Adam Larson Trio; 29: E Hide Tanaka Trio, L Kevin Dorn & the BIG 72; 30: B tba, E Champian Fulton Qrt, L Hot House; 31: B Cleve Guyton Trio, E tba, L Dave Kain Gp. GREENWICH HOUSE MUSIC SCHOOL: 46 Barrow St (bet 7th Av S & W 4th St). 212-2424770. www.greenwichhouse.org. Aug 25: 8pm $20/15 adm Sound It Out series feat Ben Goldberg & Unfold Ordinary Mind. JAZZ GALLERY: 1160 Bway, 5th Fl at 27th St. www.jazzgallery.org. 646-494-3625. Sets: 9pm $15/10 adm & 11pm $10/5 adm, $22/10 Fri-Sat. Aug 1: Matt Brewer; 2: Ryan Keberle + Catharsis; 6: Robert Rodriguez Qrt; 7&14: Miguel Zenón feat Mario Castro; 15: Adam Rudolph & Moving Pictures Spt; 20: Le Boeuf Band. JAZZ STANDARD: 116E 27th St (bet Park & Lexington Avs). www.jazzstandard.net. 212-
576-2232. Sets: 7:30&9:30pm + 11:30pm FriSat. Adm: Mon,Thur&Sun $25, Tues-Wed $20, Fri-Sat $30. Residency (R): Mon Mingus Mondays w/Orchestra 08/4, Big Band 08/11,18&25. Aug 1-3: $30 Kenny Barron Qrt feat Stefon Harris; 4: R; 5: Becca Stevens Band; 6: Dave Stryker Eight Track Project; 7-10: (no 11:30pm set) Hypnotic Brass Ens; 11: R; 12: Yelena Eckemoff Qnt; 13: Swallow/Talmor/Nussbaum; 14-17: (no 11:30pm set 08/15) Regina Carter; 18: R; 1920: Amina Figarova Sxt; 21-24: Gerald Clayton Trio + 1 w/spec guest 08/21 Peter Bernstein, 08/22 Becca Stevens, 08/23 Lage Lund, 08/24 Lionel Loueke; 24: R; 26-31: $30/35 (no 11:30pm set) Ron Carter Big Band. JOE’S PUB: At Public Theater. 425 Lafayette St & Astor Pl. www.joespub.com. 212-967-7555. Adm varies. Aug 2: 7:30pm Gaucho w/spec guest Gordon Webster; 3&10: 12pm Brunch feat Allen Toussaint; 21: 7:30pm Gian-Carla Tisera; 29: 7:30pm Davell Crawford. 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 feat Renaud Penant. KNICKERBOCKER BAR & GRILL: 33 University Pl at 9th St. 212-228-8490. www.knickerbockerbarandgrill.com. Fri-Sat: 9:45pm-2am. Aug 1-2: Ehud Asherie & Neal Minor; 8-9: Steve Ash & Pat O'Leary; 15-16: Jon Davis & Noriko Vedo; 22-23: Ray Gallon & David Wong; 29-30: Tardo Hammer & Lee Hudson. LE PESCADEUX: 90 Thompson St (bet Prince & Spring Sts). www.lepescadeuxnyc.com. 212966-0021. Wed: 7-10pm Sultry Jazz series; Sun: Brunch 11am-4pm feat Gabrielle Stravelli. Aug 14: Michelle Zangara. LE POISSON ROUGE: 158 Bleecker St at Thompson St. www.lepoissonrouge.com. 212796-0741. Adm varies. Aug 22: 7:30pm $20/18 adm Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes. LILLIE'S UNION SQUARE: 13E 17th St (bet 5th Av & Bway). 212-337-1970. www.union square.lilliesnyc.com. Sun: 2-5pm The Bailsmen. LITTLE BRANCH: 20 Leroy St at 7th Av S. 212929-4360. Aug 14: 10:30pm John Marshall w/Grant Stewart Trio. METROPOLITAN ROOM: 34W 22nd St (bet. 5th & 6th Avs). www.metropolitanroom.com. 212-206-0440. Sets unless otherwise noted: PM 4pm, Early (E) 7pm, Late (L) 9:30pm. Residency (R): Tues L Annie Ross. Aug 2: 12pm Rob Fulton; 3: PM Vince Scuderi & Out of the Box Big Band; 5: L R; 6: L Kate Bass & Melanie Russell; 9: PM John Minnock; 10: L Setsuko; 12: L R; 13: L Devin Bing; 14: E Annette Genovese; 19: L R; 23: E Peaches and Crime; 26: R; 27: L Devin Bing; 28: L Yoshino Nakahara Qrt; 31: L Yaniv Taubenhouse Trio. MEZZROW: 163W 10th St (bet 7th Av & Waverly Pl). 646-476-4346. MICHAEL SCHIMMEL CENTER FOR THE ARTS: at Pace. 3 Spruce St (bet Park Row & Gold St). www.schimmel.pace.edu. 212-3461715. MOSCOW 57: 168 1/2 Delancey St at Clinton St. 212-260-5775. www.moscow57.com. Wed-Sun: 7-8pm Ellen Kaye Trio; Wed: 8pm Cleve Douglass & Tony Romano; Fri: 8-9pm Mary Foster Conklin & Jordan Pettay; Fri-Sat: 9pm Jordan Pettay. NEW SCHOOL: 66W 12th St. 212-229-5600. www.newschool.edu. NEW SCHOOL JAZZ PERFORMANCE SPACE: 55W 13th St, 5th Fl. 212-229-5488. www.newschool.edu/jazz. Aug 22: 6:30-8:30pm The Marriage of Latin Music & Jazz, w/Joe Conzo. continued on page 24
S P O T L ALAN CHAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA SHAPESHIFTER LAB / AUGUST 4 Prepare to be surprised. This big band may boast a familiar template of brass, reeds and rhythm but it doesn't deliver the sounds you'd expect. Hong Kong-raised Alan Chan creates a palette distinctive from almost all other similar outfits using the same basic instrumentation. His music is impressionistic, his tonal colors unique. Tunes progress as a narrative or panorama rather than in any usual song form. This is the East Coast debut of the music from the orchestra's first album, Shrimp Tale (Crown Heights Audio Network), featuring compositions inspired by Chan's cultural interests and travels. "Moving to a New Capital" begins with traditional Japanese folk music and then portrays the teeming cauldron of Beijing today. "Rancho Calaveras" is a TexMex polka channeled through big band swing. GK DAVE STRYKER JAZZ STANDARD / AUGUST 6 Dave Stryker, a guitarist who played with organist Jack McDuff and saxophonist Stanley Turrentine in the 1980s and has more than 25 releases as a leader, reaches back into his youth to find the material for his latest CD, Eight Track (Strikezone Records). This compilation of 1970s pop hits opens with a killer quartet shuffle on "I'll Be Around," they channel Coltrane on "Aquarius" and put a 6/8 vibe to "Wichita Lineman." At this CD release party, Stryker will be joined by Jared Gold on organ, McClenty Hunter on drums and special guest Warren Wolf on vibraphone substituting for Stefon Harris who plays on the recording. Stryker's trio also will be at the Bar Next Door on August 26. YE
RAY MANTILLA PIERSON PARK / AUGUST 8 By his 40th birthday in 1974, percussionist Ray Mantilla was already one of the most important percussionists in the jazz canon. His early work with Eddie Palmieri and Ray Barretto helped to forge the sound we know as salsa, while his collaborations in the jazz vein included contributions to Max Roach's "We Insist! Freedom Now" masterpiece, tours with Art Blakey and a vital role in the formation of the percussion collective M'Boom. As Mantilla celebrates his 80th birthday this year through international performances that include two local dates in August, we can look back and see that his second 40 years have only increased his influence, artistry and accolades, truly placing him as a living legend in both the Latin and jazz worlds. He will also perform at the Louis Armstrong House Museum on August 21. SH RICK STONE BAR NEXT DOOR / AUGUST 8 A Cleveland native, veteran guitarist and jazz educator Rick Stone has long been part of the New York jazz scene. He graduated from Berklee College of Music in 1980, moving to New York to work with jazz masters at Barry Harris' Jazz Cultural Theatre for several years. He earned his MA at Queens College, studying with Ted Dunbar, Tony Purrone, Jimmy Heath, Donald Byrd and Hal Galper. In 1985, he released his recording debut, Blues for Nobody, following it with four more, most recently Fractals. Stone's fluid style draws from many different influences whether he's playing standards, timeless jazz vehicles or his superb originals. The guitarist will be joined by bassist Harvie S and drummer Joe Strasser for three sets. KD
FABIAN ALMAZAN VILLAGE VANGUARD / AUGUST 12-17 Here's another Cuban-born pianist making immediate impact, similar to the explosion of Cuban baseball players. Fabian Almazan just won Rising Star Pianist in the Down Beat Critics Poll, owns a master's degree from the Manhattan School of Music and studied with Kenny Barron and Mark Levine. After moving from Havana to Miami to NYC, he worked regularly with Terrence Blanchard for four years. While able to conjure Cubano fire, he emphasizes elegance in his classically oriented contemporary jazz. Almazan has two CDs out: the indie debut trio effort Personalities and his recent recording for Blue Note/Artist Share, Rhizome. At the Vanguard, Almazan will front a trio for the first three days alongside bassist Thomas Morgan and drummer Henry Cole, adding the Rhizome String Quartet for the weekend. MGN
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Stryker photo by Mark Sheldon, Herwig by Martin Cohen, Tolliver by Jimmy Katz, Mantilla by John Brathwaite
L I G H T ADAM RUDOLPH JAZZ GALLERY / AUGUST 15 A percussionist extraordinaire as a sideman in jazz or world music, Adam Rudolph occasionally fronts his own potent and exotic Moving Pictures ensemble. An expert in West African and South American music, in Rudolph's mind there's much more tying together the threads of diverse cultures than meets the ear. You may be familiar with his work accompanying Yusef Lateef, with the Eternal Wind Ensemble, the Go Orchestra or Omar Sosa. Rudolph's many projects are on the Meta label, the latest being Voice Prints. Moving Pictures will certainly pay tribute to the late Lateef, Kenn Cox and Charles Moore. The band includes woodwind veteran Ralph M. "Buzzy" Jones, Tim Keiper on the dousson'gouni, guitarist Kenny Wessell, keyboardist Alexis Marcelo, drummer James Hunt and bassist Damon Brooks. MGN CONRAD HERWIG BLUE NOTE / AUGUST 19-24 Trombonist Conrad Herwig's subtle lyricism and pliant melodic methods have been met with acclaim. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Herwig has experimented with bebop, pop and Latin traditions while performing with saxophonist Joe Henderson, trumpeter Tom Harrell and pianist Eddie Palmieri. The jazz press has noticed Herwig's talents with Down Beat awarding him the "#1 Jazz Trombonist" in 1998, 1999 and 2002. In concert with his active schedule, Herwig's commitment to jazz education has earned him grants from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as an academic appointment at Rutgers University. For his concerts at the Blue Note, pianist Michel Camilo will join Herwig for The Latin Side of Horace Silver, an interpretation of the music of the late composer and pianist. EW
CHARLES TOLLIVER IRIDIUM / AUGUST 20-21 Trumpeter Charles Tolliver epitomizes the journeyman quality that jazzmen perfect throughout their careers. Self-taught, Tolliver eschewed traditional educational practices and, instead, cut his teeth in the bands of saxophonists Jackie McLean and Hank Mobley as well as drummer Roy Haynes. Tolliver’s on the job training resulted in a fresh sound: robust in its execution and warm in design. As a leader, Tolliver has experimented with bebop, hard bop and free jazz textures with his most recent release Emperor March: Live at the Blue Note expanding his harmonic terrain to include big band structures. Tolliver will bring his varied harmonic toolkit to the Iridium for four shows that are sure to deliver on his original approach to the jazz language. EW CHRISTOPHER MCBRIDE GINNY'S / AUGUST 23 Alto saxophonist Christopher McBride was exposed to many styles of music in his household, with soul jazz and R&B most prominent in his playing. Active on the jazz scene since the mid-1980s, he has appeared on CDs by vocalist Milton Suggs and trumpeter Marquis Hill. McBride released his CD Quatuor de Force in 2012. He has performed with Jimmy Heath, John Clayton, Antonio Hart, Orrin Evans' Captain Black Big Band, Winard Harper, Roy Hargrove, Valery Ponomarev, Bobby Broom and the Jason Marshall Big Band; he also tours with Afro-Zep. The Chicago native now calls Brooklyn home. McBride has played venues around the globe and appeared at the Chicago Jazz Festival for the past two years. KD
JON HENDRICKS JAZZ AT KITANO / AUGUST 30 Dubbed both "The Poet Laureate of Jazz" and "The James Joyce of Jive," Jon Hendricks all but invented the vocalese style—setting lyrics to classic instrumental arrangements—that has been revered and copied by every generation of jazz vocalist to follow him. As lyricist and one-third of the vocal group Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, Hendricks supplied lyrics not only to jazz's greatest melodies, but also to its greatest solos: indeed, to hear an extraordinary confluence of Hendricks' vocal and lyrical talents, listen to his own navigation of Ben Webster's iconic solo on "Cottontail." Slowing down only somewhat at age 92, Hendricks continues to teach and perform. At his Kitano show he will be joined by pianist Steve Ash, bassist Neal Miner and drummer Andy Watson. SH
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LISTINGS... continued from page 21 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. Aug 5: Ray Blue Ens; 12: Cecilia Coleman Big Band; 26: Alexis Cole Gp. 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. http://northsquareny.com/about-jazz.php. 212-254-1200. Sun: 12:30&2:15pm free adm Jazz Brunch. Aug 3: Veronica Nunn Trio; 10: Kelsey Jillette Trio; 17: Roz Corral Trio feat Ethan Mann & Brandi Disterheft; 24: Double Bass - Double Voice; 31: Roz Corral Trio feat Paul Meyers & Paul Gill. NUBLU: 62 Av C (bet 4th & 5th Sts). 212-3751500. www.nublu.net. NUYORICAN POETS CAFÉ: 236E 3rd St (bet Avs B & C). www.nuyorican.org. 212-7809386/212-505-8183. Sets: 9:30pm. 1st Sat: $15 adm Puddin’ Jazz series + Jam; Last Sun Bobby Sanabria & New School Afro-Cuban Jazz Band. Aug 6: All That - Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz; 28: Willie Martinez y 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. PIANO NYC: 158 Ludlow St at Stanton. 212-5053733. www.pianosnyc.com. Sun: 3&5pm $7 don Line Of Sight Jazz Brunch. PIERRE LOTI: 258W 15th St (bet 7th & 8th Avs). www.pierrelotiwinebar.com. 212-645-5684. ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL: 196 Allen St (bet Houston & Stanton Sts). 212-477-4155. www.rockwoodmusichall.com. RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART: 150W 17th St. www.rubinmuseum.org/harlem. 212-6205000X344. www.jmih.org/212-348-8300. Harlem in the Himalayas series: 7pm, $2016.20 adm. Aug 1: Manuel Valera; 8: Amir ElSaffar Qnt. SALEYA TRIBECA: 65W Bway (bet Murray & Warren). www.saleyatribeca.com. 212-5107390. Ev other Thurs: 8:30&10pm Robby Ameen’s “Sessions at Saleya”. SKIRBALL CENTER: At New York University. 566 LaGuardia Pl at Washington Sq S. 212998-4941. www.skirballcenter.nyu.edu. 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 7:30pm, L 10pm, N 12:30am; Tues E 7:30pm, L 10:30pm, N 1am; Wed-Thurs E 6pm, L 9:30pm, N 12:30am; FriSat: PM 4:30pm, E 7:30pm, L 10:30pm, N 1am; Sun 1pm, PM 4:30pm, E 7:30pm, L 10pm, N 12am. Jam following N. Adm varies. Residencies (R): Mon N Spencer Murphy; Tues E except 08/12 Spike Wilner Qrt, L except 08/5&12 Smalls Legacy Little Big Band, N Next Generation Sessions by Kyle Poole; Wed E Tap Dance w/Michela Lerman; Fri PM Jam; Sat PM Joel Press Qrt; Sun 1pm Vocal masterclass by Marion Cowings, L Johnny O'Neal. Aug 1: PM R, E tba, L Quincy Davis Qnt, N tba; 2: PM R, E Hayes Greenfield & Roger Rosenberg Qrt, L Quincy Davis Qnt, N Philip Harper; 3: 1pm R, PM tba, E Chris Flory Qrt, L R, N Ned Goold; 4: E Harold O'Neal Trio, L Ari Hoenig Trio, N R; 5: E R, L Lucas Pino No Net Nnt, N R; 6: E R, L Eric Reed Qrt, N Lummie Spann; 7: E tba, L Peter Martin Trio, N tba; 8: E Sylvia Cuenca Gp, L Montez Coleman Gp, N tba; 9: PM R, E Ralph Lalama
& Bop-Juice, L Montez Coleman Gp, N Stacy Dillard; 10: 1pm R, PM The Siren's Den by Rebecca Quinn Robertson, E Ehud Asherie Trio, L R, N Behn Gillece Qnt; 11: E Tom Guarna Gp, L Steve Nelson, N R; 12: E&L tba, N R; 13: E R, L Alex Sipiagin Qnt, N Chet Doxas Gp; 14: E Dwayne Clemons Qnt, L Alex Sipiagin Qnt, N Carlos Abadie Qnt; 15: E Tad Shull Qrt, L John Marshall Qnt, N John Webber Trio; 16: PM R, E Pete Malinverni Trio, L John Marshall Qnt, N Philip Harper; 17: 1pm R, PM&E tba, L R, N Bruce Harris Qnt; 18: E Peter Bernstein Solo, L Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Band, N R; 19: R; 20: E R, L Harold Mabern Trio, N Adam Cote; 21: E tba, L Taylor Eigsti Trio, N tba; 22: E Tardo Hammer Trio, L Ralph Peterson Fo'Tet Augmented, N tba; 23: PM R, E Todd Herbert Gp, L Ralph Peterson Fo'Tet Augmented, N Eric Wyatt; 24: 1pm R, PM tba, E Bucky Pizzarelli & Ed Laub, L R, N Sam Raderman Qrt; 25: E Anthony Pinciotti Trio, L Ari Hoenig Trio, N R; 26: R; 27: E R, L Tim Hegarty Gp, N Victor Gould; 28: E Dwayne Clemons Qnt, L Anthony Wilson Gp, N Carlos Abadie Qnt; 29: E Ray Gallon Trio, L Kenny Rampton Band, N tba; 30: PM R, E David Schnitter Qrt, L Kenny Rampton Band, N Stacy Dillard; 31: 1pm R, 5pm Smalls Chamber Music Salon, E tba, L R, N Joe Magnarelli Qrt. SPECTRUM NYC: 121 Ludlow St 2nd Fl (bet Delancey & Rivington Sts). 212-533-5470. www.spectrumnyc.com. Aug 6: 7pm Tim Motzer; 12: 9pm Gadfly Jazz by Chris Pitsiokos; 19: 9pm Joel Forrester; 23: 7:30pm 3k3 in Mick Rossi. The STONE: 2nd St at Av C. www.thestonenyc. com. Adm varies. Tues-Sun: 8&10pm weekly residencies. Aug 1-3: Tyshawn Sorey; 5-10: Nels Cline; 12-17: Lisa Bielawa; 19-24: Connie Crothers; 26-31: Hal Willner. SUBCULTURE: 45 Bleeker St (bet Mott & Mulberry Sts). www.subculturenewyork. com. 646-504-6512. Aug 8: $20/15 adm IDRS Conference/An Evening of Jazz feat 6:30pm "Bassoons in the Wild" w/Paul Hanson, Michael Rabinowitz & Alexandre Silverio, 8:30pm Combo Nuvo & Paul McCandless, 10:30pm Jam by Mike Rabinowitz; 12: 7:30pm Anthony Strong. TERRA BLUES: 149 Bleecker St (bet Thompson St & LaGuardia Pl). 212-777-7776. www.terrablues.com. TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK: 331E 10th St (bet Avs A & B). www.summerstage.org. Free adm. Aug 24: 3-7pm Charlie Parker fest feat Kenny Barron, Cindy Blackman Santana, Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith, Brianna Thomas. TURNMILL: 119E 27th St (bet Park & Lexington Avs). www.turnmillnyc.com. 646-524-6060. Wed: 11pm Jam w/Rob Duguay & Low Key Trio. UNIVERSITY OF THE STREETS: 130E 7th St at Ave A 2nd Fl. 212-254-9300. www.uni versityofthestreets.org. $5 adm. Fri: 11:30pm2:30am Jam w/Bernard Linnette; Sat: 10pm1am 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. Aug 1-3: Henry Threadgill & Zooid; 4: R; 5-10: Harold Mabern Trio; 11: R; 12-17: Fabian Almazan Trio w/Rhizome String Qrt 08/15-17; 18: R; 19-24: George Cables Trio; 25: R; 26-31: Heath Brothers. The WAYLAND: 700 E 9th St at Av C. 212-7777022. www.thewaylandnyc.com. Sets: 911:30pm. Free adm. Wed&Sun. Wed: Grandpa Musselman & Syncopators.
WALKER’S: 16N Moore St at Varick. 212-9410142. www.walkerstribeca.com. Sun: 8-11pm Peter Leitch Duo. WESTBETH COMMUNITY ROOM: 55 Bethune St (bet West & Washington Sts). www.westbeth.org. 646-691-4330. 1st Fri: 810:30pm $10 adm. Aug 1: John Eckert & NYJAZZ9. WHYNOT JAZZ ROOM: 14 Christopher St at Gay St. www.whynotjazzroom.com. 646-7564145. Sun: 7:30pm $10 don/set Why Not Experiment? series by Andrea Wolper. Aug 10: Bob Feldman & Triplicity, 9pm ZhirtZ n ZkinZ; 17: Lyrebird, 9pm Open Music Ens; 24: Two Sisters, Inc; 25: 8pm Dorian Devins Qnt; 31: Tassajara, 9pm Amigo-Nix Duo. ZEB’S: 223W 28th St (bet 7th & 8th Avs). 2nd Fl. www.zebulonsoundandlight.com. 212-6958081. Wed: 8pm $10 adm Saul Rubin Trio w/vocalist guest + Jam. Aug 30: 8pm $25/15 adm Karen Taborn & friends w/spec guest Baano + Saul Rubin Trio. 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 Roman Diaz Midnight Rumba; Fri African Jazz; Sat Marianni & Bossa Groove; Sun Tango w/Solla Tango Qrt & Milonga. Aug 5: Jack Jeffers Big Band; 6: Eddie Allen Aggregation Big Band; 7: Gregorio Uribe Big Band; 8: Gabriel Alegria Afro Peruvian Band; 12: Luke Carlos O’Reilly Qnt; 13: Misha Piatigorsky Spt; 14,21&28: Axel Laugart Trio; 19: Alex Claffy Band; 20: Victor Jones Trio; 27: Gary Morgan & Panamericana Big Band.
ALOR CAFÉ: 2110 Richmond Rd. Staten Island. 718-351-1101. www.alorcafe.com. BAR TABAC: 128 Smith St at Dean St. Cobble Hill. www.bartabacny.com. 718-923-0918. Tues&Thurs 7:30-10pm; 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. Aug 6: 8pm Ourida; 27: 8pm The Out Loud; 28: 8pm David Ullmann. BASIK BAR: 323 Graham Av. Brooklyn. 347- 8897597. www.basikbrooklyn.com. Sun 7-10pm: Jam w/Isaac Darche Qrt feat Matt La Von. BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK: 334 Furman St. www.brooklynbridgepark.org. 718-724-6444. www.jazzmobile.org. Free adm. Aug 18: 78:30pm Arturo O’Farrill. BROOKLYN LYCEUM: 227 Fourth Av (bet President & Union Sts). Park Slope. www.brooklynlyceum.com. BROWNSVILLE HERITAGE HOUSE: 581 Mother Gaston Blvd. www.brownsvilleheritage house.org. 718-385-1111. 3rd Sat: 3-6pm free adm Wade Barnes Tribute Band. BROWNSTONE JAZZ: 107 Macon St at Nostrand Av. www.sankofaaban.com. 917-7049237. Fri-Sat: 8pm $30 adm incl 1 drink Brownstone Jazz. Fri-Sat: 11pm-1am Open Mic w/Eric Lemon & BJ Ens. CHEZ OSKAR: 211 Dekalb Av at Adelphie St. Fort Green. www.chezoskar.com. 718-8526250. Mon&Wed: 8-11pm free adm.
The CLASSON SOCIAL CLUB: 807 Classon Av. 718-484-4475. www.theclasson.com. Sets: 8-9&10-11pm. Free adm/no min. $10 don. Aug 1: KJ Denhert; 2: Anthony Pinciotti Trio; 7: Irving Louis Lattin; 8: Greg Lewis Organ Monk; 14: Gilad Heckselman Trio; 16: Emilio Solla Trio. CUBANA SOCIAL: 70 N 6th St. Williamsburg. www.cubanasocial.com. 718-782-3334. Sets: Thurs 9pm-12am; Fri: 9pm-2am Afro-Jazz. The DRAWING ROOM: 56 Willoughby St #3. www.drawingroommusic.com. Aug 10: 7pm $20 adm Gene Bertoncini. The FLAT: 308 Hooper St. Williamsburg. www.theflatbkny.com. 718-599-5151. FOR MY SWEET: 1103 Fulton St. 347-770-4735. Mon: 7-11pm $10 adm Bill Jacobs Ens; 1st Mon: Jazz & Open Mic by Jeff King. 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 Music from NY Underground - On the Way Out. Aug 5: 9pm Orlando le Fleming; Wed: 7:3010:30pm Jam w/Ray Scro Qrt. Aug 20: feat Charles Sibirsky Qrt. . HOPE & ANCHOR: 347 Van Brunt St. Red Hook. www.hopeandanchorredhook.com. 718237-0276. Wed: 7-10pm Jam w/Ray Scro Qrt. I-BEAM: 168 7th St. info@ibeam broolyn.com. www.ibeambrooklyn.com. Sets: 8:30pm. $15 don. Aug 8: Harvey Valdes Trio. JALOPY: 315 Columbia St (Columbia Water- front District). www.jalopy.biz. 718-395-3214. 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. Aug 5: Erik Deutsch Trio, 10:30pm Michaël Attias Qrt; 12: James Weidman & Aperturistic Trio, 10:30pm Danny Fox Trio; 19: John O’Gallagher, 10:30pm tba; 26: Jen Shyu, 10:30pm Matt Mitchell Qrt. LORENZO’S RESTAURANT, BAR & CABARET: At Hilton Garden Inn. 1100 South Av at Lois Ln. Staten Island. 718-4772400X3222. www.lorenzosdining.com. Sun: 122pm Jazz Brunch. MELANIE’S NEW YORK: 1285 Fulton St. www.melaniesny.com. 718-399-2960. Wed: Jazz Night. MOMINETTE: 221 Knickerbocker Av. Bushwick. www.mominette.com. 929-234-2941. Tues: 10:30pm Jam w/Trad & Gypsy. 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. 2pm $20 don incl lunch/BYOB. Aug 3: Jocelyn Medina; 17: Kendra Shank. ROULETTE: 509 Atlantic Av at 3rd Av. www.roulette.org. 917-267-0363. RUSTIK NEIGHBORHOOD TAVERN: 417 DeKalb Ave. www.rustiktavern.com. 347-4069700. 1st Tues: 8pm $5 adm Jam w/Eric Frazier. SAGE: 299 Graham Av. www.sageongraham. com. 718-218-6644. SHAPESHIFTER LAB: 18 Whitwell Pl. www.shapeshifterlab.com. 646-820-9452. Aug 4: Alan Chan Jazz Orch. SISTAS’ PLACE: 456 Nostrand Av at Jefferson Av. www.sistasplace.org. 718-398-1766. Sat: 9&10:30pm $30/25 adm. TEA LOUNGE: 837 Union St (bet 6th & 7th Avs). Park Slope. www.tealoungeny.com. 718789-2762. Wed: 9-11pm free adm Tea And Jam. Aug 1: 10pm The New Kirks; 4: 8:30pm Cecilia Coleman Big Band; 11: continued on page 35
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Gary Walker, “Morning Jazz Host”, WBGO, 88.3 FM/wbgo.org
JACKIE ALLEN TRUMPETS / AUGUST 7 Described as "utterly distinctive and innovative" by Billboard Magazine, vocalist Jackie Allen was surrounded by the jazz sounds of her tuba-playing father, growing up outside Madison WI. A move to Milwaukee would bring a four-year association with organist Melvin Rhyne. With an alluring vocal style and open ended song choices, Allen can be husky one moment, gracefully sexy the next, wringing all there is to get from any tune in the book. These abilities have put her on stages around the globe, appearing with classical orchestras or making any club her private living room. With her quintet, Allen will focus on her new CD, My Favorite Color (Avant Bass), interpreting the songs of Harold Arlen, Bacharach & David, Jimi Hendrix, Gershwin and Steeler's Wheel, along with a few of her own.
ZACH BROCK OSPAC / AUGUST 9 Violinist Zach Brock was raised in Lexington KY, rising to the challenge of his musical family with performances starting at age six. With an initial interest in classical and folk, he discovered jazz in high school, moving to Chicago for further classical investigation at Northwestern University while embracing the jazz scene. The result, as described by Bill Milkowski in JazzTimes: "Zach Brock is a violinist whose every phrase argues for the instrument's value in 21st century jazz." Brock's abilities advance the inspirations of Stephane Grappelli, Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang and Stuff Smith. His latest CD, Purple Sounds (Criss Cross) has Brock dipping into the jazz violin canon with some inspiring new arrangements he'll share alongside guitarist Lage Lund, bassist Matt Penman and drummer Obed Calvaire.
MATT HOFFMAN BICKFORD THEATRE / AUGUST 11 From the moment he picked up two mallets as a kid, Matt Hoffman turned heads. A pivotal encounter as a teenager onstage with Lionel Hampton was the dealmaker for a life as a jazz vibraphonist. With a Master of Music Degree from SUNY Purchase, Hoffman has shown comfort in the laid-back swing and take-no-prisoners fire that two mallets can kindle. Hoffman's talents have taken him to Lincoln Center, the Blue Note and festivals around the country. It's "Vibes-A-Poppin'" as Hoffman shares the night with fellow vibraphonist Paul Midiri, guitarist James Chirillo, saxophonist Mary Lou Newman and bassist Jack Heggie. The show salutes three legendary bands: The Red Norvo Trio, Lionel Hampton's small groups and early Milt Jackson.
RALPH PETERSON, JR. ATLANTIC CITY / AUGUST 28 Ralph Peterson began playing drums at age three, strongly influenced by four uncles and a grandfather who were also timekeepers. Peterson's sense of time eventually earned him work with Terence Blanchard and Donald Harrison, Dewey Redman, Walter Davis, Tom Harrell, Charles Lloyd, David Murray, Betty Carter and as second drummer with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. He's also passing along his knowledge as an instructor at Berklee College of Music. Peterson has just released his 18th record as a leader, ALIVE at Firehouse 12; Volume 2 - The Fo'tet: Fo' n Mo' (Onyx), showcasing Strayhorn, Monk, Corea and Bud Powell alongside three new originals. Captured live, it shows an artist delivering his noted power and energy, pushing the collective envelope every chance he gets.
NEW JERSEY BY COUNTY
ATLANTIC KENNEDY PLAZA: Boardwalk bet Mississippi & Georgia Avs. Atlantic City. Thurs: 7-10pm Chicken Bone Beach Jazz on the Beach series. Aug 7: Mimi Jones Qrt; 14: Kameelah Samar Qrt; 21: Tia Fuller Qrt; 28: Ralph Peterson, Jr. Qrt. BERGEN HARVEST BISTRO: 252 Schraalenburgh Rd. Closter. www.harvestbistro.com. 201-750-9966. SOLARI’S: 61 River St. Hackensack. 201-4871969. Ev 1st Tues: 8pm One More Once Big Band.
CAMDEN HADDONFIELD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 29 Warwick Rd. Haddonfield. 856429-0403. www.haddonfieldumc.com/ www.tristatejazz.org. Aug 29: 2pm $20-10 adm Cynthia Sayer & Sparks Fly Qrt.
ESSEX BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH: 275W Market St. Newark. www.bethany-newark.org. 973-6238161. Sun: 10-11am. Aug 3: Ruth Naomi Floyd; 10: Antoinette Montague; 17: Cyrus Chestnut; 24: Rhoda Scott; 31: Courtney Bryan. BRUSCHETTA RESTAURANT: 292 Passaic Av. Fairfield. 973-227-6164. www.bruschettarestaurantonline.com. Thurs: Rio Clemente Duo. CODA KITCHEN & BAR: 177 Maplewood Av. Maplewood. www.codamaplewood.com. 973327-2247. Sun: 12-3pm Jazz Brunch feat Lee Glantz. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH: 40S Fullerton Ave. Montclair. 973-744-6560. www.outpostintheburbs.org. Aug 10: 3-5pm $10 adm Spiritual Drumming Workshops by Richard Reiter. GATEWAY CENTER 2: 2 Gateway Center. Newark. 973-624-8880. Aug 6: 1pm Lakecia Benjamin. HAT CITY KITCHEN: 459 Valley St. Orange. 862-252-9147. Wed: 8pm Jam by Mike Lee. HIGHLAND PLACE/CRANE’S: 5 Highland Pl. Maplewood. www.hpcranes.com. 973-7633083. Tues: 7:30-10:30pm Jazz Tuesdays feat Greg Bufford Trio. Ev other Mon: 8-10pm Glenn Franke & BigBand. JAZZ HOUSE KIDS: 14 S Park St. Montclair. 973-744-2258 www.jazzhousekids.org. MCLOONE’S BOATHOUSE: 9 Cherry Ln at Northfield Av. West Orange. 862-252-7108. www.mcloonesboathouse.com. Sun: 11am-3pm Jazz Brunch feat Doug Clarke Duo. MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY: 1 Normal Av. Montclair. 973-655-4000. www.mont clair.edu. NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 1 Center St. Newark. 888-466-5722. www.njpac.org. Aug 8: 8pm $39-99 adm Pat Metheny Unity Gp w/Bruce Hornsby. NEWARK MUSEUM: 49 Washington St. Newark. www.newarkmuseum.org. 973-5966550. Thurs: 12:15-1:45pm Jazz in the Garden series. Aug 7: Buster Williams Something More Qrt. NISHUANE PARK: Montclair. 973-509-4900. Aug 16: 12-8pm Jazz House Kids presents Montclair Jazz Festival. 973-744-2273, www.montclairjazzfestival.org feat Christian McBride, John Scofield, Chuchito Valdès, Mambo Revolution, Melissa Walker, Jazz House Kids Faculty Collective, Bruce Williams, Jazz House Big Bands.
OSKAR SCHINDLER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 4 Boland Dr. West Orange. 973669-7385. www.ospac.org. 7-9:30pm unless otherwise noted. Aug 2: Geri Allen Solo; 3: 49pm $15/25 adm Guitar Fest feat Mak Grgic, Bob DeVos, Bruce Edwards; 9: Zach Brock; 16: Adam Rudolph & Moving Pictures; 17: The Cookers; 31: 4-9pm Mulgrew Miller Piano Fest. PALAZZO RESTAURANT: 11 S Fullerton Av. Montclair. www.palazzonj.com. 973-746-6778. Fri-Sat: 7-10:30pm. PRIORY JAZZ CLUB: 233W Market St. Newark. 973-242-8012. Fri: 7-11pm. Aug 22: Carrie Jackson. RUTGERS UNIVERSITY: Institute of Jazz Studies. 185 University Av. Newark. www.rutgers.edu. 973-353-5595. SUZYQUE’S BBQ & BAR: 34 S Valley Rd. West Orange. www.suzyques.com. 973-7367899. Free adm. Thurs: 9pm-1am John Lee Trio w/spec guests. 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. Aug 3: 4pm Vocal Jam w/Carrie Jackson; 6: Jam; 7: Jackie Allen Qnt; 15: Vinny Valentino Organ Trio & spec guests; 23: Mike Lee & Jared Gold Qrt. WBGO: 54 Park Pl. Newark. www.wbgo.org. 973624-8880. HUDSON J. OWEN GRUNDY PIER: At Exchange. Jersey City. 201-547-6554. Aug 7: 12-2pm free adm Richard Reiter Swing Band. 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. MADAME CLAUDE: 364 1/2 4th St. Jersey City. www.madameclaudecafe.com. 201-876-8800. 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; 1st Sun: 6-10pm Winard Harper w/spec guests. NEW JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY: 2039 Kennedy Blvd. Jersey City. www.njcu.edu. 201200-2000. HUNTERDON OLD YORK CELLARS WINERY: 80 Old York Rd. Ringoes. www.oldyorkcellars.com. 908284-9463. Aug 15: 6pm Charlie Apicella & Iron City Band feat Carrie Jackson. 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. Aug 2: Judy Bady; 9: Richie Cole; 16: Earl Ross; 23: Clifford Adams; 30: Lee Hogans. PRINCETON UNIVERSITY: Princeton. 609258-4241. www.princeton.edu/music.
MIDDLESEX DESTINATION DOGS: 101 Paterson St. New Brunswick. www.destinationdogs.com. 732993-1016. Free adm. 1st Fri: 9pm-12am New Brunswick Groove Fusion feat Matt Echols. HYATT HOTEL: 2 Albany St. New Brunswick. www.newbrunswick.hyatt.com. 732-873-1234. Wed: 8-10:30pm. Aug 13: Brandon Bain Gp; 20: Jackie Jones Gp.
LA TAVOLA CUCINA RISTORANTE: 700 Old Bridge Tpk. South River. 732-238-2111. www.latavolacucinanj.com. Thurs: 7:30pm Jam. MAKEDA: 338 George St. New Brunswick. 732545-5115. www.makedas.com. Thurs: 8-11pm free adm/$5 min. Aug 7: Benito Gonzalez Qrt; 14: Charlie Apicella & Iron City; 21: Jerome Jennings Qrt; 28: Joe Magnarelli Qrt. NOVITA: 25 New St. Metuchen. 732-549-5306. www.novitanj.com. Sets: Thurs: 6pm; Fri-Sat 7pm. Thurs: Champian Fulton; Fri: Lou Watson; Sat: George Fitzsimmons. PJ’S COFFEE: 315 Raritan Av. Highland Park. www.ptsofnj.com. 732-828-2323. Sun: 1-5pm Jazz Groove Jam. RUTGERS UNIVERSITY: 126 College Ave. New Brunswick. www.rutgers.edu. 732-4454636. STAGE LEFT: 5 Livingston Av. New Brunswick. www.stageleft.com. 732-828-4444. Aug 23: 59pm New Brunswick Groove Fusion Band. STEAKHOUSE 85: 85 Church St. New Brunswick. www.steakhouse85.com. 732-2478585. Fri-Sat 7-11pm. TUMULTY’S: 361 George St. New Brunswick. www.tumultys.com. 732-545-6205. Tues: 8pm + 9:30pm Jam feat Emerging Artists Band. Aug 5: John Nunez Band; 12: Arnetta Johnson Band; 19&26: tba. MONMOUTH GIAMANO’S: 301 Main St. Bradley Beach. 732775-4275. www.giamanos.com. Free adm/no min. MILL: At Spring Lake Heights. 101 Old Mill Rd. Spring Lake Heights. www.themillnj.com. 732448-1800. Aug 9: 8-11pm free adm Maurício de Souza & Bossa Brasil® feat Tatiana Lima. MOONSTRUCK: 517 Lake Ave. Asbury Park. 732-988-0123. www.moonstrucknj.com. Aug 1: 6-10pm free adm Maurício de Souza Trio.
MORRIS BICKFORD THEATRE: 6 Normandy Heights Rd. Morristown. 973-971-3706. Concerts 89:30pm. www.njjs.org. Aug 5: Marty Eigen & Beacon Hill Jazz Band feat Carrie Jackson; 11: Paul Midiri & Matt Hoffmann; 18: Shane Gang & Cotton Club Parade; 26: Mona’s Hot Four w/Dennis Lichtman. DREW UNIVERSITY: 36 Madison Av. Madison. www.drew.edu. 908-273-7827. HIBISCUS RESTAURANT: 270 South St. Morristown. www.hibiscuscuisine.com. 973-3590200. Sets: Tues 6-9pm, Fri 7-10pm, Sat 6:309:30pm, Sun Brunch 12-3pm. Sat: Tracy George. Aug 1: Betty Liste & Bill Robinson Trio; 17: Betty Liste & Stephen Fuller. MAXFIELD’S ON MAIN: 713 Main St. Boonton. www.maxfieldsonmain.com. 973-588-3404. Sets: 8:30pm unless otherwise noted. Aug 3: 4:30pm B.D. Lenz; 12&26: 7pm Lou Pallo; 15: Mark Sganga; 20: Bob DeVos; 28: Craig Yaremko Trio. MORRISTOWN GREEN: Downtown Morristown. http://www.morrisarts.org/pro grams/musicwithout-borders. Aug 16: 12-10pm Jazz & Blues Festival feat Trio Da Paz, Guitar Summit w/Bucky Pizzarelli, Frank Vignola, Vinny Raniolo & Ed Laub, Mikey Junior Band, Matt Schofield, Winard Harper Band w/Antoinette Montague. 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. Aug 1: Herb Woodson Blues Soul Qnt; 2: Olli Soikkeli Trio; 7: Bucky Pizzarelli; 15-16: Claudio Roditi Qt; 22-23: Freddy Cole Qrt. OCEAN OCEAN COUNTY COLLEGE: College Dr. Toms River. 732-255-0500. www.ocean.edu. $15/13 adm. www.njjs.org. Concerts: 8-9:30pm. Aug 13: Cynthia Sayer.
PASSAIC CORTINA RISTORANTE: 118 Bershire Av. Paterson. 973-942-1750. Wed: except 08/6&20 6:30-10pm Joe Licari & Mark Shane Duo. Aug 6&20: Betty Liste & Kevin McCarthy. WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY: 300 Pompton Rd. Wayne. www.wpunj.edu. 973720-2371. SUSSEX STANHOPE HOUSE: 45 Main St. Stanhope. 973-347-7777. www.stanhopehousenj.com. Aug 22: 8pm $10 adm B.D. Lenz.
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. 908-2325666. www.xxroads.com. Tues: 9pm free adm Jam w/Crossroads All Stars. DOWNTOWN WESTFIELD: Westfield. www.westfieldtoday.com/jazzfestival. 908-7899444. Tues: 7-9pm free adm. Aug 5: Bradford Hayes, Charlie Apicella & Iron City, Christine Spero, The Gold Magnolias; 12: Don Braden/Karl Latham Big Funk, Gus Bardaji Gp, Gordon James, VooDUDES; 19: Jazz Lobsters, The Murphet, Carrie Jackson, B.D. Lenz; 26: New-Trad Sxt, No Name James & Butterball, Ali Ryerson, Watson. JEFFREY’S RESTAURANT: 114 Central Ave. Westfield. www.jeffreysofwestfield.com. 908232-4517. ROBIN’S NEST: 3103 Tremley Point Rd. Linden. www.robinsnestrhythmandblues. com. 908-2753043. Sun: 6-10pm free adm/2 drink min Cool Jazz Jam w/Don Williams. VAN GOGH’S EAR CAFÉ: 1017 Stuyvesant Av. Union. www.vangoghsearcafe.com. 908-8101844. Sun: 8pm $4 adm. Aug 3: Joe Knipes; 10: Free Speech; 17: Guitar Jazz Trio; 24: Pat Clare Trio.
DEER HEAD INN: 5 Main St. Delaware Water Gap, PA. www.deerheadinn.com. 570-4242000. Sets: Thurs 8-11pm, Fri-Sat 7-11pm, Sun 5-8pm. Adm varies. Residency (R): Thurs Jam w/Bill Goodwin Qrt & friends. Aug 1: Vicki Doney; 2: Nellie McKay; 3: Mitchell Chang; 7: R; 8: Dave Liebman Master Class; 9: Jerry Harris; 10: Michele Bautier; 14: R; 15: Diane Marino; 16: Sharel Cassidy; 17: Manhattan Klezmer; 21: R; 22: Adison Evans; 23: Amina Figarova; 24: Davey Lantz; 28: R; 29: Donna Antonow Tromans Qrt; 30: Bill Warfield Sxt; 31: Marty Wilson Trio. DELAWARE WATER GAP: www.cotajazz.org.
ARCUS PRINTUP HAS BEEN A critical favorite since his debut as a M leader, Song for a Beautiful Woman, her-
alded for his skillful, innovative composing and arranging, along with his considerable chops. Printup was surrounded by music in his home in Conyers GA. "My parents raised me in the black Baptist church," he explained. "There was always singing around us. I was too shy to sing, though I started playing trumpet in fifth grade. I was never serious about practicing; I played sports. My band director, David Hudson, introduced me to jazz. I knew it was beyond the marching band music or symphonic music we were playing. There was something deep in his soul every time he played. I got into jazz as a college freshman and never turned back." Printup began at Georgia State University then transferred to the University of North Florida with a music scholarship in 1988, which opened many doors for him, especially its exceptional artist-in-residence program through which Marcus Roberts heard the trumpeter playing in a small combo. "He liked what he heard but knew I was very raw. He sent someone to find me and we played for two to three hours," he recalls. "Marcus told me the greatest thing anyone has said to me about my playing: 'I can tell you have some natural talent, but that you don't practice. If you don't apply yourself, you won't get far in this business. You won't excel as a great musician unless you start to hone your skills.' "I toured with him as his road manager for a year, then after his gigs, he would give me lessons, teaching me tunes, voicings and chords," Printup said of the pianist. "Marcus introduced me to Wynton Marsalis and I joined the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, which I've been in for 21 years." The trumpeter has nothing but praise for Marsalis: "I've played under many bandleaders, but Wynton knows everything going on with the orchestra. It keeps me elevated. He finds time to practice and talk about music in spite of how busy he is. He's humble and will ask us questions about music." Printup credits singer Betty Carter as an important mentor, too, especially for her invitation for the young man to join her new jazz education program, Jazz Ahead. "Betty went to clubs to hear young musicians and would hand pick 30 or so from
across the country, fly them to New York, rehearse them for a week and then do a concert. She heard me at an Iridium jam session and introduced herself, inviting me to Jazz Ahead. I met Reuben Rogers, Adonis Rose, Jacky Terrasson, Cyrus Chestnut and Greg Hutchinson," he says. "She gave us lessons and chose me to do a ballad feature with her, 'The Nearness of You.' It wasn't recorded but she mentioned our duet together in a bio of her, which made me feel very special." Printup and his wife Riza met through a fellow Conyers native who read the trumpeter's bio in the program to a LCJO concert in Chicago. He asked his mother about Printup who knew the trumpeter and was a friend as well as office coworker of Riza, and she set them up on a blind dinner date. Riza, a classically trained harpist, went with reservations, but the two of them ended up playing duo piano at the Intercontinental Hotel for several hours into the night. "We started playing together right away. She went to Indiana University and studied with David Baker. When we got together, she really started to blossom," Printup said. "Now, she's busy writing arrangements." On the trumpeter's CD, Desire, featuring Riza with bassist Ben Williams and drummer E. J. Strickland, Printup wanted to find another way to use the harp. "On our first CD together I wrote out some parts for my wife on a few tunes. She was more prominently featured on A Time for Love, a trio with bass. But there was no pulse without drums and I wanted to get her in a format more like a small group setting so we could play more modern compositions. I wrote some music and she composed three songs. The melody to 'Desire' came to me when I was playing in a jazz series at the Rubin Museum. I saw a painting with a man and woman disrobed in an embrace and I could tell that they desired one another. It's a very sexy song."
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MAGINE AN ARTIST WITH A PERformance résumé that includes stints Iwith Art Blakey, Wynton Marsalis, Roy
Haynes, Abdullah Ibrahim, Betty Carter, Elvin Jones, Joe Henderson, Dee Dee Bridgewater and the Mingus Big Band and whose saxophone playing was broadcast into millions of homes each night via the Cosby Show, yet is still criminally underrated. In the extraordinary saxophonist Craig Handy, you have just that artist. If there is justice in the universe, this will change following the release of his fifth album as a bandleader: Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith. This remarkable project effortlessly fuses the grooving organ work pioneered by Jimmy Smith with New Orleans second line rhythms and unites Handy's ensemble with guest appearances by Dee Dee Bridgewater, Wynton Marsalis and others. The origins of this infectiously danceable ensemble lay in Hudson County NJ. "The core of the group was myself along with Kyle Koehler and Matt Chertkoff, both of whom lived near my neighborhood at the time," Handy explains. "Previously, I hadn't played much in an organ band. I did work with Dr. Lonnie Smith, but I never worked with Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff or Larry Young. When you don't really get to do something, later in life you want to go back and try it out. So I decided I was going to start my own organ band." The ensemble began gigging locally in New Jersey, while also taking some Manhattan-based dates. Handy brought in Steve Williams as the drummer and slowly the band started to develop a strong sound and rapport. It also hit an artistic plateau. "We got to a point where we had this smoking chitlin' circuit-style organ group," Handy recalls. "And after one of our best gigs, we realized that in playing Jimmy Smith's or Larry Young's songs, we were never going to be able to play that music any better than those guys did. I'm not Stanley Turrentine, Matt's not Wes Montgomery, Kyle's not Jimmy Smith. We are who we are, and we had to figure out a different route." With that, Handy set to work re-imagining the music and finding a new path. While listening to the original recordings of the masters, Handy noticed a strong rhythmic resonance between the work of Jimmy Smith and the rhythms of New Orleans. "I started listening to Smith's hits, namely The Cat and High Heel Sneakers, to see what made them so popular," Handy notes. "It finally hit me like a sledgehammer: it was the drum rhythms which were basical-
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ly modified Second Line street beats. And I decided that's what I wanted to do. I wanted to make a record with this band using modified New Orleans street rhythms." Taking his band into the studio, Handy also enlisted the talents of a trio of incredible drummers—Herlin Riley, Jason Marsalis and Ali Jackson—to help drive the unique rhythmic engine he was aiming for. The results are palpable: Smith's classic "High Heel Sneakers" gets a New Orleans-drenched makeover, while Wes Montgomery's "Road Song" takes on a new vigor, aided by Clark Gayton's pumping sousaphone work. Additionally, some of Handy's former colleagues and collaborators—Dee Dee Bridgewater and Wynton Marsalis—join in as special guests. The effort has paid off: Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith marks one of the most exciting new releases from the re-launched OKeh Records and the crowd response to the band's live gigs has proven equally heartening. "Every time we perform we get the same response: people love the music and the band because there's something for everybody," Handy says. "We're a dance band masquerading as a jazz quintet, or perhaps vice versa, depending on how you want to look at it. People who like a beat and want to shake their tail feathers can do that, while people who like the classic records have something to enjoy, because we're not abandoning straight-ahead jazz either. I don't want to say it's crossover, but there's an element in this music for everybody, even for people who don't know anything about jazz." When Handy brings the band and its exuberant new sound to the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, he is clear on his goal: "It's going to be a party! We want people to dance, even on stage if they're feeling it. The only requirement we have is that people have a good time."
Craig Handy with organist Kyle Koehler, guitarist Matt Chertkoff, Clark Gayton on sousaphone and Jerome Jennings on drums will appear at the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival on August 24 at Tompkins Square Park.
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Carol Sudhalter, Somethin’ Jazz Club, Saint Peter’s Church & Harlem Meer
Ideas and energy Unlike a lot of saxophonists, Carol Sudhalter isn't primarily influenced by John Coltrane. "People get into Coltrane as teens and that changes their whole lives. I didn't start out that way. It's a whole different mindset," she says. "I sound different from people who are really influenced by him." Instead, Sudhalter looks to an earlier era for her musical touchstones. The players she "resonates to" include Bix Beiderbecke, Django Reinhardt, Coleman Hawkins, Lucky Thompson, Frankie Trumbauer and Dexter Gordon (whom Coltrane cited as an inspiration). Listeners will have a chance to hear Sudhalter's range this month starting with a tribute to Bix Beiderbecke, to be held under the arch in Sunnyside Queens on August 2. "I grew up with that style of music and I know the tunes. I don't play in that style at all, but it does influence my playing," she says. She'll front her quartet at Somethin' August 11 focusing on new originals, plus sambas and less-often-heard standards. On August 20, Sudhalter's quartet will be joined by a special guest, pianist/organist/singer Sarah McLawler, for Jazz at Midday at Saint Peter's Church. "We're going to play some of my super-favorite tunes," Sudhalter says, "Sarah will play piano, though I expect that she will drift over to the church organ before the concert is over." And at month's end, the baritone/tenor/flute maven will don her sidewoman hat to join McLawler's band at Central Park's Harlem Meer August 31. There are likely to be a few house concerts on the schedule, too. "They are my passion right now. I would like to do that all over the world. It's a wonderful, intimate way to play jazz; it harks back to the old days." Besides her busy performance schedule, Sudhalter is also in the midst of an intense period of composing. "I'm writing much more than I used to. I have all these great little 5- and 6-year-old students. The tunes I'm writing are a way to express the feelings I have while work-
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Inner light Pianist Yelena Eckemoff studied classical music while growing up in Moscow, but in her teens she became curious about jazz. "People around me were talking about jazz, saying it's cool. I wondered what they heard in it. I was trying to get it, trying to be open-minded." Eckemoff listened to the music her friends recommended—she liked the Mahavishnu Orchestra in particular— and eventually studied in a "semi-undercover jazz studio in Moscow. There was jazz in Russia, but you had to find it." The pianist says she never made an abrupt shift from classical to jazz, though she does recall telling her husband one day, "I don't want to hear symphonic music anymore!" Eckemoff and her family moved to North Carolina in 1991. "We came with zero money. I didn't speak English very well; I had to put things on hold. It was a struggle." For a while she focused on raising her children and getting acclimated to her new home, "but I never stopped doing music; I was never completely out of the business." She played classical concerts at churches and composed and practiced in her home studio. Eckemoff formed a band with local players and eventually began working with musicians on the Internet, swapping tracks and developing tunes. Lately, the pianist has been making up for lost time, recording a half dozen CDs in the past four years with the likes of Peter Erskine, Marilyn Mazur and Mads Vinding. Her brand-new release, A Touch of Radiance, includes drummer Billy Hart, bassist George Mraz, vibraphonist Joe Locke and tenor saxophonist Mark Turner. The original pieces on the recording are inspired by what Eckemoff calls, "radiant experiences." She explains, "There are some things in life— kindness, love, moments that are really special, that seem to shine. Every song is about one of those states of mind, states of expression, experiences that stay in your mind and body and make you, you." Eckemoff and her band, including Mraz,
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saxophonist Donny McCaslin and others, will celebrate the release of A Touch of Radiance at Jazz Standard August 12.
Words to live by Pianist Peggy Stern has a simple musical mantra: "Like minds have good times together." A long-time East Coast jazz community stalwart, Stern moved to Austin a couple of years ago to spend time with her daughter and grandchildren and she's well on her way to becoming indispensable in Texas, too. "It's an interesting town for music," Stern says. "I've adopted western swing as a project. It's fun. There are separate scenes for jazz and western, but I'm bridging it." She's demonstrated her bridging skills in action before. The Jazz Journalists Association named Stern a 2014 Jazz Hero, along with partner John Bilotti, for producing the annual Wall Street Jazz Festival in Kingston NY which focuses on presenting bands led by women. "Many festivals have no women," Stern says. "Sometimes there are vocalists, but if there are no women instrumentalists in charge on the festival schedule, that's a problem. That problem should be solved by now. It's getting better, but it's not even close to being solved." This year's festival features saxophonists Sue Terry, Claire Daly and Virginia Mayhew, singer Teri Roiger, pianists Stern, Roberta Piket and Laura Dubin and others. In planning the free event ("fund-raising is hair-raising!" she says), Stern carefully maps out "the trajectory of the sets; I think of the whole thing as a musical suite. It's up to each leader what they want to present. I tell them, 'You're our guest; you're in charge of your set.'" The event includes a "mix-andmatch all-play set—I don't call it 'allstar'—with different combinations of twos, threes and fours." Expect to hear some Marian McPartland material, some originals and a salsa jam to wrap up the festivities including "salsa standards and re-harmonized and re-rhythmized tunes. Everyone comes out and dances." The 11th annual Wall Street Jazz Festival takes place August 30, at the corner of Wall and North Front streets, in Kingston starting at 5 p.m.
Peggy Stern, Wall Street Jazz Festival
On the town Janice Friedman, a.k.a. Janice the
Pianist, plays the Measure Lounge August 1-2 … Nancy Harms sings at Jazz at Kitano August 1 … Bassist Linda Oh paints Sun Pictures at the Blue Note August 1 and appears with Dave Douglas at Birdland August 19-23 … Singer Jane Monheit throws jazz parties at Birdland August 3, 10 and 31 … Anat Cohen plays clarinet at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola August 4 … Becca Stevens plays guitar and sings at Jazz Standard August 5; she also guests with Gerald Clayton at the same venue August 22 … Vocalist Kelley Suttenfield plays Kitano August 6 … Catch Rachel Z on keyboards at Iridium August 6 … Vocalist Sarah Hayes appears at Grata August 8 and 15 … Catch singer Marlene VerPlanck at Kitano August 13 … Violinist Regina Carter celebrates the release of Southern Comfort (Sony Masterworks) at Jazz Standard August 14 … Helen Sung plays piano with Scott Robinson at Kitano August 15 … Vocalist Catherine Russell raises her voice at Iridium August 16 … The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival features the Hudson Valley women of jazz, including singers Judi Silvano and Gabriele Tranchina August 17 at Warwick Grove in Warwick NY … Barbara Fasano sings at Birdland August 17 … Vocalist Brianna Thomas hits Dizzy's August 18 … Catch pianist Amina Figarova at Jazz Standard August 19-20 … Saxophonist Sweet Sue Terry plays Somethin' August 20 … Vocalist Gian-Carla Tisera celebrates the release of Nora la Bella at Joe's Pub August 21 … Help singer Carrie Jackson blow out the candles at the Priory in Newark August 22, with a birthday celebration jam … Saxophonist Melissa Aldana plays the Charlie Parker Jazz Fest in Marcus Garvey Park August 23 … Drummer Cindy Blackman Santana appears at the Charlie Parker Jazz Fest in Tompkins Square Park August 24 … Vocal icon Sheila Jordan pulls the late shift at Kitano August 30.
For the record Pianist Laura Dubin is Introducing the Laura Dubin Trio … Vocalist Yolanda Duke's band includes pianist Champian Fulton on Te Llevo Bajo La Piel (Amigos) … Tiffany Ly Grochowski lends her voice to Songs to Write Home About (LostWorld), from Frank DiBussolo … Eleonore Oppenheim on bass and Katchie Cartwright on piccolo join Richard Oppenheim on Greenhorn in a Red State (HCW) … Kris Adams is Longing (Jazzbird) to sing, Shannon LeClaire is featured on saxophone … The Mad Viper Trio with guitarist/singer Molly Reeves plays Buddy Bolden's Blues (Sound of New Orleans) … Erika Lloyd sings on Brad Whiteley's Pathless Land (Destiny) … Vocalist Sharon Marie Cline declares This
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HOT FLASHES Musician-Talk Show Hostâ€™s Corner "I'm always learning," drummer Alvin Atkinson explains. "After a day of teaching a concept, I sometimes think, 'Wow, I just had to break it down for a student, so now I really understand the ins and outs!'" Indeed, it would be only a small exaggeration to say that Atkinson lives and breathes percussion education. A highly sought-after collaborator on the bandstand whose drumming has graced the ensembles of Ellis Marsalis, Jimmy Heath, Barry Harris, Houston Person and Wycliffe Gordon, Atkinson has perhaps made his biggest mark as one of jazz's most beloved and tireless teachers. For Atkinson, the practice of drumming and the teaching of drumming have always been inextricably intertwined. "I studied with Ed Thigpen for about 12 years, right up until he passed," Atkinson recalls. "He encouraged me to explore the whole gamut of music in order to improve. He told me to teach everyone, not just trained drummers around my age. He instructed me to teach little kids, or people with no experience, because that's the most difficult group to teach and that's how you grow as an educator. You then have to understand the ABCs of what you do and develop your own pedagogy." As Atkinson continued to build up his bona fides in the bands of luminaries while maintaining his teaching schedule, he also found time to lead groups and deepen his musical exploration. The result, his ensemble the Sound Merchants, provided Atkinson with what he deemed a "jazz internship." "I would use the group as a vehicle to study music or concepts I was interested in," he notes. "We would play all types of music and the group evolved in such a way that we would play Duke Ellington or Louis Armstrong, then turn around and play Mahavishnu Orchestra or even Grateful Dead!" As his experience deepened, Atkinson found an increasing desire to broaden and expand his advocacy, ultimately launching The Drummer Speaks: an education workshop that has since developed into a TV show on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network. Expanding upon Atkinson's lifelong fascination with teaching and learning, The Drummer Speaks focuses on exploring great bands from the perspective of the drummer. Each episode features performance footage by one of music's great drummers, followed by an in-depth interview between
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Atkinson and the guest, covering a wide range of topics. "If you talk to groups' drummers, you quickly learn that they have a unique perspective on the band and on the role of each member of the band," he explains. "So I wanted to create a platform to hear some of the greatest groups in the world and get insights from the drummer." Indeed, the title of the show, The Drummer Speaks, reflects a remarkable insight, not only into Atkinson's work and aesthetic, but into music in general. "I feel that the drummer's voice is often on mute: we see a lot of stuff going on but most of the time we're not asked to talk," he says. "But the drummer sits at the center and when you talk to the drummers, they give you so much insight into the music." Alvin Atkinson performs with Wycliffe Gordon at Jazz at Kitano August 8-9 and with Denise Perrier and Houston Person at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola August 15-17. To learn more about The Drummer Speaks, visit www.facebook.com/TheDrummer Speaks.
Festivals, Workshops and Residencies Jazz Haven will present a variety of free and ticketed events in New Haven throughout August. Highlights comprise performances by The Brubeck Brothers Quartet, the Nat Reeves Quartet featuring Harold Mabern, and the Joe Lovano Trio. Find out more at jazzhaven.org. For the travelers, the first week of August marks the Calagonone Jazz Festival in Sardinia, Italy. Performers include the Tingvall Trio, the Enzo Favata Quartet, Baba Sissoko, and more. Visit www.intermezzonuoro.it to learn more. The Newport Jazz Festival celebrates its 60th anniversary August 1-3, featuring an all-star line-up of Wynton Marsalis, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Lee Konitz, and many more. Buy tickets at www.newportjazzfest.org. August 5-10 marks the 15th annual Django Reinhardt New York Festival at continued on next page
By Angelo Di Loreto, recently graduated from Manhattan School of Music
Singer/songwriter Dara Tucker was born into a musical family and exposed to the rich tradition of gospel music while growing up in Tulsa OK. Her father was a music minister and Dara began to hone her skills at the tender age of five, singing in the church's choir and starting to play songs on the piano at age eight. After completing a degree in International Business and German Studies, Tucker worked for a while in Detroit in corporate language training and subsequently moved to Nashville in 2004 to work on songwriting. Now based in NYC, Tucker already has an impressive array of credentials and will give a CD release concert of her third album, The Sun Season (Watchman Music). Tucker says that the music that makes up The Sun Season was a sevenyear writing process. She wanted to create music that was "country-friendly" but still containing the soulful R&B and gospel roots she grew up adoring. The album features ten songs, most of which are Tucker's original compositions, with an all-star lineup of pianist Helen Sung, guitarist Peter Bernstein, saxophonist John Ellis, trombonist Alan Ferber, drummer Donald Edwards and Tucker's husband and co-pro-
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Birdland, featuring an all-star band led by guitar virtuoso Samson Schmitt with Ludovic Beier, Pierre Blanchard and Peter Beets. Special guests appearing each night are Anat Cohen, Jane Monheit, Edmar Castaneda and Chris Washburne. Make reservations now at www.birdlandjazz.com. The Catskill Jazz Factory hosts its third annual summer residency in Tannersville NY August 6-10. Hosting the Joy of Jazz Week, the organization will showcase pianist Marcus Roberts as he premieres The Spirit of Louis on August 9 at the
ducer Greg Bryant on bass. Tucker says that many of the compositions were written while sitting outside and the uplifting, positive themes reflect the life-giving force of sunlight that inspired her to write. "The sun is the place where joy and love reside. If we let that light speak to us, we can survive anything," she says. In her short but impressive career, she has shared the stage with Dr. Lonnie Smith, Cassandra Wilson and Benny Golson and has performed at notable venues such as The Blue Note, Scullers in Boston, The San Jose Jazz Festival and Cleveland's Nighttown. Dara Tucker performs at Smoke Jazz & Supper Club on August 20 with pianist Helen Sung, guitarist Peter Bernstein, bassist Greg Bryant and drummer Donald Edwards.
Orpheum Theater. Younger ensembles led by Charenee Wade and by Benny Benack III will also present new projects that week. Find out more at www.catskilljaz zfactory.org. August 8-10 marks the Litchfield Jazz Festival. In addition to a wide range of education activities, the festival will also offer a variety of outstanding artists, including Cyrus Chestnut, Jimmy Greene, Mike Stern, and Curtis Fuller. More details can be found at www.litchfieldjazzfest.com. The Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp, now in its 25th year, will propose an intensive one-week educational series for aspiring vocalists August 10-16 at the Birch Creek Music Performance Center. Enroll at www.birchcreek.org. The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival presents events throughout the region August 14-17 with Steve Swallow, Adam Nussbaum and Ohad Talmor, Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge, Eric Person and Mehta4 among the performers. Tickets and details are online at www.hudsonvalleyjazzfest.org. Bucky Pizzarelli, Winard Harper and Jeli Posse, Matt Schofield, Frank Vignola and more will grace the stage August 16 at continued on page 40
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. The Gerry Mulligan Sextet was on tour in Europe in 1956. The group consisted of Mulligan, Bob Brookmeyer, Zoot Sims, Jon Eardley, Dave Bailey and me. Since the group was pianoless, we usually tuned to Gerry's baritone sax. One day, while we were tuning, Zoot dropped his mouthpiece cap, and it rang a perfect "A." We all laughed, and from then on, whenever we assembled onstage for a concert, Zoot would tap his mouthpiece cap against the bell of his tenor, and we would take our "A" from that for tuning. Bassist Brian Nalepka was once playing an Oktoberfest gig on tuba. The affair was in a barn, and the band, wearing lederhosen, was playing tunes like "Tavern in the Town." A gentleman stepped up and asked to make a request. He wanted to hear Jerome Kern's "The Folks Who Live On The Hill." The leader thought for a second and said "How about Blueberry Hill?" The man looked dejected. "No Thanks," he said, and walked away. LISTINGS... continued from page 25
8:30pm Erica Seguine/Shannon Baker Jazz Orch; 14: 9pm Joe Pino Trio; 18: 8:30pm Scott Reeves Jazz Orch; 22: 10pm Phantom Pop; 25: 8:30pm Sara McDonald Orch; 28: 9pm Klazz Ma Tazz; 29: 10pm Sol Lieb. TWO STEPS DOWN RESTAURANT: 240 Dekalb Av. 718-399-2020. www.twostepsdown.com. $10 adm/1 drink min. 2nd Sun: 69pm Steve Cromity Trio & guests + open mic. VELVET LOUNGE: 174 Bway. 718-302-4427. www.velvetbrooklyn.com. 2nd Fri: 9pm-12am Low Key Trio. WILLIAMSBURG MUSIC CENTER: 367 Bedford Av. www.wmcjazz.org. 718-384-1654. 10pm-2am. Fri: free adm/2 drink min Jam w/Gerry Eastman Qnt & friends; Sat: $10 adm Greyson Hackleman.
QUEENS BROOKS MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 143-22 109th Av. Jamaica. www.brooksmemorial.org. 718-658-8822. Ev 3rd Sat. CLARET WINE BAR: 4602 Skillman Av at 46th St. Sunnyside. www.claretwinebar.com. 718937-7411. Sat: 9-12am. FLUSHING TOWN HALL: 137-35 Northern Blvd. Flushing. www.flushingtownhall.org. 718463-7700. 1st Wed: 7pm Jam.
JACKSON ROOM: 192-07 Linden Blvd. St Albans. www.jacksonroom.com. 718-525-2387. Last Sat: 8&10pm $15 adm incl snacks/beverage. LOUIS ARMSTRONG HOUSE MUSEUM: 3456 107th St. Corona. 718-478-8274. www.louisarmstronghouse.org. $10 adm. Tues-Fri 10am5pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm: Guided Tours. Aug 16: 2pm Hot Jazz / Cool Garden feat Gordon Au & The Grand Street Stompers. PROPER CAFÉ: 21701 Linden Blvd. Cambria Heights. Queens. 718-341-2233. Wed: 811:30pm $10 adm. TERRAZA 7 TRAIN CAFÉ: 40-19 Gleane St. Elmhurst. www.terrazacafe.com. 718-803-9602. Sets: 8pm unless otherwise noted, $7 adm. Sun: 9:30pm Jam w/John Benítez; 3rd Thurs: Victor Prieto. Aug 1: FESTEJATION; 6: Ari Hoenig; 7: Alex Brown Qrt; 8: Groove Square feat Manuel Valera; 9: Paulo Stagnaro Gp; 14: Alí Bello & The Sweet Wire Band. WATER’S EDGE: 401 44th Dr. Queens. 718482-0033. www.watersedgenyc.com. Fri-Sat: 6:30-10:30pm free adm/no min Bill Gati Solo.
LONG ISLAND AMERICAN HOTEL: 49 Main St. Sag Harbor. 631-725-3535. www.theamericanhotel.com. Tues-Sat: 7-11pm Lee Glantz. APERITIF: 242 Sunrise Hwy. Rockville Centre.
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A Moment You Missed by Fran Kaufman Hot House Contributing Photographer Drummer Billy Hart explains it all to saxophonist Sonny Fortune backstage at the Skirball Center at NYU prior to the Jazz Forum@35 concert on Jun. 28. The event was a celebration of trumpeter Mark Morganelli's jazz loft in Soho. Dozens of musicians, including Kenny Barron, Jon Hendricks and Candido, showed up to pay tribute.
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www.aperitifbistro.com. 516-594-3404. Aug 10: 6-9pm Jerry Weldon, Mark Marino & Al Cardillo. DANFORDS INN: 25E Broadway. Port Jefferson. www.danfords.com. 631-928-5200. Sat: 6:3010:30PM Dennis Raffelock Duo. FRESH HAMPTONS: 203 Sag Harbor Tpke. Bridgehampton. www.freshhamptons.com. 631537-4700. Sun: 12:30-3:30pm Dennis Raffelock Duo. GLEN COVE MANSION: 200 Dosoris Ln. Glen Cove. www.glencovemansion.com. 516-6716400. Fri: 8pm-12am. HIGH NOTE: 136 Bway. Amityville. 631-6088000. www.highnoteny.com. 1st Tues: Bay Big Band. MORGAN PARK: Germaine St & Landing Rd. Glen Cove. www.morganparkmusic.org. 516671-0017. Sun: 7:30pm. Free adm. Aug 10: Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks; 17: Ian Petillo & Legacy Jazz Band. ONDA LOUNGE: At Allegria Hotel. 80W Bway. Long Beach. 516-889-1300. www.allegriaho tel.com. Thurs: 8pm-12am Jazz & Sushi. PIERRE’S: 2468 Main St. Bridgehampton. www.artofsong.org/Jazz_at_Pierres. 631- 5375110. Tues&Sun: 6:30-9:30pm. 1st Tues: Jody Carlson Trio. SAGE BISTRO MODERNE: 7955 Jericho Tpke. Woodbury. www.sagebistrogroup. com. 516584-6804. Aug 26: 7-10:30pm Al Cardillo & Lou Messana Jazz Duo. TRATTORIA GRASSO: 134 Main St. Cold Spring Harbor. www.trattoriagrasso.com. 631367-6060. Sets: 7:30pm. VOLPE RISTORANTE: 7725 Jericho Tpk. Woodbury. www.thefoxhollow.com/volpe. 516802-7501. Mon: 8-11pm. WALK STREET TAVERN: 1218 Jericho Tpk. New Hyde Park. 516-354-9732. Last Tues: 8:30pm-12am Jam. WESTHAMPTON BEACH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 76 Main St. Westhampton Beach. www.whbpac.org. 631-288-2350. Concerts: 8pm. Aug 3: Pat Metheny Unity Gp; 10: Cecile McLorin Salvant.
BRONX AN BEAL BOCHT CAFÉ: 445W 238th St. 718884-7127. www.lindasjazznights.com. 1st Wed 8&9:30pm Linda's Jazz Nights. FORDHAM UNIVERSITY: 441 East Fordham Rd. www.fordham.edu. Aug 10: 4pm Willie Rodriguez Qrt. G-BAR: 579 Grand Concourse at 149th St. 718402-6996. www.giovanninyc.com. ROCKWOOD DRIVE CIRCLE: Van Cortlandt Park. Jul 4: www.bronxartsensemble.org/ 718601-7399 Aug 10: 2pm free adm Willie Rodriguez Qrt. WAVE HILL: 675W 252nd St. 718-549-3200. www.wavehill.org. Wed: 7-8pm Sunset Wednesdays. WILLIE’S STEAKHOUSE: 1832 Westchester Av. 718-822-9697. Wed: 8:30pm-12am.
WESTCHESTER ALVIN & FRIENDS: 14 Memorial Hwy. New Rochelle. www.alvinandfriendsrestaurant. com. 914-654-6549.
BASS LINE: 130E 1st St. Mount Vernon. www.basslineclub.com. 914-433-1052. BEANRUNNER CAFÉ: 201 S Division & Esther St. Peekskill. 914-737-1701. www.beanrunnercafe.com. Fri-Sat: 8-10:30pm $10 adm. Aug 8: Alexis Cole Ens; 9: Gerry Malkin Qnt; 15-16: Hudson Valley Jazz Fest feat 08/15: Ray Blue Qrt, 08/16: Shunzo Ohno; 23: Ladies Day Jazz Qrt; 29: Todd Londagin Band. CHASE: 106 Corporate Park Dr. White Plains. www.jazzforumarts.org. 914-631-1000. Aug 20: 12:15-1:15pm free adm Mark Morganelli & Jazz Forum All-Stars Brazil Project. CRABTREE'S KITTLE HOUSE: 11 Kittle Rd. Chappaqua. www.kittlehouse.com. 914-6668044. Thurs: 7-10pm Alexis Cole Solo. ELEMENTS: 161 Mamaroneck Av. White Plains. www.elementswhiteplains.com. 914-358-4930. Tues: 6:30-9:30pm. ESTHERWOOD MANSION: Clinton Av. Dobbs Ferry. www.jazzforumarts.org. 914-631-1000. Wed: 6:30-8pm free adm. Aug 6: Quarteto Moderno feat Richard Boukas; 13: Maucha Adnet Trio; 20: Peter Brainin & Talking Drum. HARVEST ON HUDSON: 1 River St. Hastings. www.harvest2000.com. 914-478-2800. Thurs: 7pm. LAGOND MUSIC SCHOOL: 9 Haven St. Elmsford. www.lagondmusic.org. 917-8829539/www.vtyjazz.com. Aug 24: 5-8pm $25 adm Sunday Serenade series feat Willie Williams, Jay Hoggard, Rick Germanson, Dezron Douglas & Jonathan Barber. LYNDHURST ESTATE: At Hudson River. 635 S Bway. Tarrytown. www.jazzforumarts.org. 914631-1000. Thurs 6-8:30pm: free adm Sunset Concerts. Aug 7: Eddie Allen Qnt; 14: Ramon Echegaray Gp; 21: T.J. Tomlin Big Band; 28: Bob DeVos Organ Qrt. PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: At Purchase College. 735 Anderson Hill Rd. Purchase. www.artscenter.org. 914-251-6200. Aug 6: 7:30pm Helen Sung. PIERSON PARK: W Main St & Hudson River. Tarrytown. 914-631-1000. www.jazzforumarts.org. Fri: 6:30-8pm free adm. Aug 1: Michael Pedicin Qrt; 8: Ray Mantilla Gp; 15: Rick Petrone Qrt; 22: Claire Daly Qrt; 29: Bob Mover Qrt. 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. UNDERHILLS CROSSING: 74.5 Pondfield Rd. Bronxville. 914-337-1200. www.under hillscrossing.com. Wed: 7-10pm Alexis Cole. WATERCOLOR CAFÉ: 2094 Boston Post Rd. Larchmont. www.watercolorcafe.net. 914-8342213.
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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. Aug 6: Andy Farber; 13: Bill Mobley; 20: Andy Gravish & Alexander McCabe; 27: Valery Ponomarev & Lee Green. 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. Aug 15: 8:30pm Hudson Valley Jazz Fest feat Chris Persad Gp. EDWARD HOPPER HOUSE: 82 N Bway. Nyack. www.edwardhopperhouse.org. 845-3580774. Thurs: 7:30-9:30pm Jazz in the Garden. Aug 7: Jeremy Wall Gp.
FALCON ARTS: 1348 Rte 9 West. Marlboro. www.liveatthefalcon.com. 845-236-7970. $20 don suggested. Sets: 7pm unless otherwise noted, Opening act (Op); Sun 10am-2pm Brunch (B). Aug 1: Chris Cubeta & The Liars' Club, Op w/Jeff Wilkinson & The Shutterdogs and Emily Easterly; 2: Ed Palermo Big Band; 3: B w/Alexis P. Suter & Ministers of Sound, 7pm Camila Meza & Fabian Almazan; 4: Dayna Kurtz; 6: tba; 7: Scarecrow; 8: tba; 9: Arc Iris feat Jocie Adams, Op w/Jeremy Mage & The Magi; 10: B w/Saints of Swing & Rene Bailey, 7pm Jeffery Broussard & Creole Cowboys; 11: Dayna Kurtz; 12: Jesse Harris; 14-15: Hudson Valley Jazz Fest feat 08/14 Steve Swallow, Adam Nussbaum & Ohad Talmor, 08/15 Butcher Brown; 17: B w/Willa McCarthy Band, 7pm Hudson Valley Jazz Fest feat Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge, Op w/Kristin Andreassen; 20: tba; 21: Bucky Pizzarelli & Ed Laub Duo; 22: Slide Brothers; 23: Jay Collins & Kings County Band; 24: B w/Occidental Gypsy, 7pm Mark Hummel & Golden State Lone Star Review; 27: Niels Vincentz, Billy Hart & Cameron Brown; 28: Gil Evans Legacy All Star Alumni Band; 29: tba; 30: Popa Chubby; 31: B w/Erik Lawrence Qrt. HUDSON VALLEY JAZZ FESTIVAL: Warwick. www.hudsonvalleyjazzfest.org. Aug 14-17. IRON FORGE INN: 38 Iron Forge Rd. Warwick. www.ironforgeinn.com. 845-986-3411. Aug 17: 12-3pm Hudson Valley Jazz Fest brunch feat Mike Jackson Gp. LANDMARK INN: 526 New York 94. Warwick. www.landmarkinnwarwick.com. 845-986-5444. Aug 14: 7pm Hudson Valley Jazz Fest feat Jeff Ciampa, Karl Latham, Pete Levin & Joel Frahm. LASDON PARK: 2610 Amawalk Rd. Rte 35. Katonah. www.lasdonpark.org/event. Aug 22: 630-8:30pm $5 adm Jon Doty & friends. LOVE LIFE: 10 South St. Warwick. 845-5447979. www.lovelifeny.com. Aug 17: 1pm Hudson Valley Jazz Fest feat Gabe Valle Ens. MAVERICK CONCERT HALL: 120 Maverick Rd. Woodstock. www.maverickconcerts.org. 845-679-8348. 8pm. Aug 2: Fred Hersch & Julian Lage Duo; 9: Perry Beekman Trio. OLD COUNTY COURTHOUSE PARK: 123 Grand St. Newburgh. Aug 14: 6:30pm free adm Gabriele Tranchina Qrt. PENNING FARM & MARKET: Warwick Tpk at Rt 94. Warwick. 845-986-1059. www.pen ningsfarmmarket.com. Aug 17: 3pm Hudson Valley Jazz Fest feat Michael Purcell. QUINN’S: 330 Main St. Beacon. www.quinns beacon.com. Mon: 8pm free adm Monday Night Jazz Sessions; Thurs 9pm free adm Extreme Thursdays. 1st Mon: free adm Jam by Chris Kelsey. Aug 7: Damian Catera; 14: Man Forever/Mike Gamble; 16: 9pm David Rothenberg & Markus Reuter; 18: Ray Blue Trio; 21: Peter Evans/Sam Pluta; 28: Talibam! SELIGMANN CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 23 White Oak Dr. Sugar Loaf. Aug 14: 9pm Hudson Valley Jazz Fest feat Steven Frieder Gp. SUGAR LOAF PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 1351 Kings Hwy. Sugar Loaf. 845-6105900. www.sugarloafpac.org. Aug 16: 8pm Hudson Valley Jazz Fest feat Vanguard Jazz Orch. TURNING POINT CAFÉ: 468 Piermont Av. Piermont. www.turningpointcafe.com. 845-3591089. Mon: 8-11:30pm $5 adm Monday Jam by John Richmond. TUSCAN CAFÉ: 5 South St. Warwick. 845-9872050. www.tuscancafe.net. Aug 16: 6pm Hudson Valley Jazz Fest feat Eric Person & Mehta4.
VILLAGE BILLIARDS: 17 Main St. Warwick. 845-544-7750. www.villagebilliards.com. Aug 15: 10pm Hudson Valley Jazz Fest feat Jam Show. VILLAGE GREEN: Railroad Ave. Warwick. Aug 17: 7pm Hudson Valley Jazz Fest feat New York Swing Exchange. WALL STREET: at North Front St. Kingston. Wall Street Jazz Festival. www.wallstreet jazzfestival.com. Aug 30: 5pm Laura Dubin Piano Trio, All Star All Play, Virginia Mayhew Qrt, Roberta Piket Sxt, Estrella Salsa Band. WARWICK GROVE: 6 Hudson St. Warwick. www.warwick-grove.com. 845-988-5274. Aug 17: 3pm Hudson Valley Jazz Fest feat Women of Jazz In The Hudson Valley w/Judi Silvano, Gabriele Tranchina, Kaitlyn Fay & Lydia Pidlusky. WARYAS PARK: Main St. Poughkeepsie. 845384-6350. www.jazzinthevalleyny.org. Aug 17: 11am $35-55 adm Jazz in the Valley Fest feat The Message, Kenyatta Beasley, Melba Joyce & Salsa Meets Jazz feat Chocolate Armenteros, Zon Del Barrio, Nicky Marrero & Mike Torsone.
The 9th NOTE: 56 Orange St. New Haven. 203691-9918. New Haven Jazz Fest. www.jaz zhaven.org. Aug 19: 7pm free adm Jake Epstein Qrt. CAFE EIKO: 11 Whitney St. Hartford. 860-2324677. www.japanalia.com. CAFE NINE: 250 State St. New Haven. 203-7898281. New Haven Jazz Fest. www.jaz zhaven.org. Aug 15: 8pm Kris Jensen Qnt; 21: 8pm Verve Ens. CAVE À VIN: 975 State St. New Haven. 203-7776206. www.caveavinwinebar.com. New Haven Jazz Fest. www.jazzhaven.org. Free adm. Aug 22: 8:30pm Nick DiMaria; 23: 8pm Elligers Brothers. CHASE DOWNTOWN: 45 Prospect St. Stamford. www.jazzforumarts.org. 914-631-1000. Tues: 12:15-1:15pm free adm Mark Morganelli & Jazz Forum All-Stars. GREEN: New Haven. Jazz on the Green. New Haven Jazz Fest. www.jazzhaven.org. Aug 2: 6pm Brubeck Brothers Qrt, NHSo Jazz Ens; 16: 4:30pm Nat Reeves Qrt, Ali Bello & The Sweet Wire Band, Mike DiRubbo Qnt, 6pm Joe Lovano Trio Fascination, Harold Zinno Jazz Sxt. KUDETA: 27 Temple St. New Haven. 203-5628844. www.kudetanewhaven.com. New Haven Jazz Fest. www.jazzhaven.org. Free adm. Aug 23: Brian Butler Qrt. LEVITT PAVILION FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS: 40 Jesup Rd. Westport. 203-226-7600. www.levittpavilion.com. 7pm. Free adm. Aug 3: Divalicious; 17: Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks; 21: Sultans of String; 24: Cynthia Sayer & Joyride Band. ON20: 1 State St. Hartford. www.ontwenty. com. 860-722-5161. Aug 13: 6-9:30pm $45 adm Jazz Dinner feat Rob Duguay & Jon Davis Duo. OWL SHOP: 268 College St. New Haven. 203624-3250. www.owlshopcigars.com. New Haven Jazz Fest. www.jazzhaven.org. Free adm. Aug 16: 9:30pm Ben Wolfe Trio; 20: 9pm Hawkins Jazz Collective. PICCOLO PIZZA: 24 Prospect St. Ridgefield. 203-438-8200. Sets: 6-9pm. Free adm. Tues: Arildo Desouza Solo; Thurs: Gary Mac Fadden; Sun: John Judd Solo. RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE: 80 East Ridge. Ridgefield. www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org. 203438-5795. Aug 21: 8pm Natalie Cole. continued on page 40
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His next CD, Lost, is due out this fall. The title track honors his father, who passed away in February.
The Marcus and Riza Printup Quartet will celebrate the release of Desire with Jerome Jennings on drums and Joe Sanders on bass at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola on August 6 and 7.
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Vocalist Sharon Marie Cline declares This is Where I Wanna Be … Singer Kate Ross believes People Make the World Go Round (KimCourt) … Street Cries, from saxophonist Ariel Alexander and guitarist Jon Bremen features singer Sara Leib … Kristen Miranda sings Double Time (SBK) … Vocalist Lara Iacovini aims to be Right Together (ABeat).
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the fourth annual Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival in Morristown NJ. This free public event will celebrate the 350th anniversary of the state’s founding. Learn more and get a complete schedule at http://www.townofmorristown.org/.
The free Montclair Jazz Festival takes place August 16, featuring such luminaries as Christian McBride, John Scofield, Chuchito Valdes, and more. See a full schedule at www.montclairjazzfestival.org. The extraordinary, if criminally underrated, pianist Connie Crothers will curate a concert series at The Stone August 19-24. The onetime student of Lennie Tristano will present her works in a variety of ensemble settings and will bring in such collaborators as Jemeel Moondoc, Jessica Jones, Richard Tabnik and Pauline Oliveros. Visit http://thesto nenyc.com/ to see a full schedule of events. CT LISTINGS...
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The SIDEDOOR JAZZ CLUB: At Old Lyme Inn. 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme. 860-434-2600. www.thesidedoorjazz.com. Sets: 8:30pm. $28.50 adm unless otherwise noted. Aug 1-3: closed; 8: $25 Michele Walker Qrt; 9: Eddie Allen Qrt; 14: $25 Phred Mileski & friends; 15: $35 Rodney Green Qrt; 16: $35 Judy Carmichael Trio; 21: Ben Wolf Qrt; 22: $38.50 Ed Cherry Trio; 23: Kavita Shah; 29: tba; 30: Zach Brock Qrt. WILTON PIZZA: 101 Old Ridgefield Rd. Wilton. Thurs: 6-9pm free adm Matt Criscuolo Qrt. Hot House is not responsible for any errors in the listings which may have occured from late changes or incorrect information supplied to us. Please call the venues or check websites for up to date calendars.
5 Jack Jeffers Big Band 6 Eddie Allen Aggregation Big Band 7 Gregorio Uribe Big Band
8 Gabriel Alegria Afro Peruvian Band 12 Luke Carlos O’Reilly Quintet 13 Misha Piatigorsky Septet 14, 21, 28 Axel Laugart Trio 19 Alex Claffy Band 20 Victor Jones Trio 27 Gary Morgan’s Panamericana Big Band
Sunday Tango At Zinc! Solla Tango Quartet & Milonga
All Mondays Ron Affif Trio 11PM - 3AM Tuesday Late Night Evolution Jam Session w/ Featured Artists All Thursdays Roman Diaz Midnight Rumba
All Fridays African Jazz Early Saturdays New Weekend Jazz (8pm set) Saturdays Marianni & Bossa Groove
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212-4477-99462 New! zincbar.com sets at 9pm, 11 pm 12:30 am. Monday has only 2am set Village Chess & Zinc Coffee Open Daily Drums by Canopus Percussion by LP
Luques Curtis photo by ADRIANA MATEO