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June 2015 54 Below
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WO SINGERS WHO RELY MORE on subtlety and interpretation than bravura vocal pyrotechnics have new albums out. A relative newcomer, Aimée Allen is a Pittsburgh native who moved to Paris after college and formed a group dedicated to bossa and jazz, Les Bossa Novices. She's now back in New York. Chris McNulty is a veteran Australian jazz/cabaret singer also based in the Big Apple. Allen's latest CD is marked by a sense of youthful exuberance, a definite "Ican-do" attitude. McNulty's is an attempt to understand and work through the loss of a son, the music suffused with longing and melancholy. Matter of Time, Aimée Allen (Azuline), mixes the singer’s own compositions with standards, both bossas and American songbook. Allen has a compact, contained voice with a velvety edge, which she employs with precision on some tricky, convoluted lyrics, mostly her own. The title original is filled with snappy internal rhymes and suggestive of multiple perspectives. So, fittingly, it begins and ends the CD. First heard as a rhythmically elastic interaction with guitarist Romero Lubambo and a bassist, it returns to conclude the album over the steady momentum of Allen's accompanying trio: pianist Toru Dodo, bassist Francois Moutin and drummer Jacob Melchior. Lubambo comes back for three more tracks, two bossas emphasizing the fluidity of the interplay of guitar and vocal, including a relaxed, not fervidly, sensual "The Island." He also accompanies Allen on her one foray into French, the boite-ready "Qu'est-ce qu'on est bien ici" which translates as "How Sweet it is Here with You." Allen can be prolix, especially in her more uptempo originals, seeming to cram together too many words, as on "Soul Cargo." However, when she slows down to ballad or torch tempo, her lyrics connect emotionally. "Sometimes You Just Know," about emotion versus reason, has a haunting resonance, and her setting of Pat Metheny's "The Space Between" is a convincing love song. She can be quite inventive with standards; she and Moutin prance around the beat of "My Romance" in an exploratory manner before the trio establishes a waltz frame for a pair of choruses that stretch the melodic contours of the Rodgers and Hart tune. "Close Your Eyes" rides over a
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snappy accompaniment by bass and brushes, expanding into a second chorus mixing melody with parlando. And Allen brings an easy swing to "Out of Nowhere," taking little liberties with the melody in classic jazz fashion. Eternal, Chris McNulty (Palmetto), is a somber, elegiac album enriched by intricate, resonant arrangements and orchestrations by Steve Newcomb for a chamber ensemble featuring woodwinds and strings that interacts seamlessly with a core jazz trio. McNulty's sense of loss becomes a powerful subtext, altering, and at many times enriching, the meaning of songs, casting them in a new light. The most plaintive piece may be "You Are There,” her lament for her son with such lines as "I see your face everywhere/ a little boy dancing/ you are there." But what is most revelatory is the new depths brought to the standards "Nature Boy," "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" and "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by the emotional context as well as by the probing chamber arrangements. McNulty takes full advantage of a voice with a light tone but surprising breadth and suppleness, essaying songs that challenge a singer's range and control like Billy Strayhorn's "A Flower is a Lovesome Thing," on which she embellishes the already ornate lines with melismatic flourishes as her voice rises ethereally into a delicate stratosphere. Among the unexpected riches of this album is an obscure Bob Dorough song, "Love Came on Stealthy Fingers," with such lines as "I know the sweetness and the danger/ and oh yes, I know the pain" and "we might as well be happy while we may." She brings a similar heartbreaking poignancy to Cy Coleman's "With Every Breathe I Take," echoed by dolorous cello lines. The verse of Hoagy Carmichael's "Stardust" ends without giving way to the refrain, altering the meaning by closing, in devastating fashion, with a repeated "love is now the music of the years gone by." Because of McNulty and her collaborators' exquisite artistry, what could have been a maudlin exercise in self-pitying grief has become a musical triumph.
Aimée Allen celebrates the release of her new CD at The Cutting Room on June 16. Chris McNulty appears on June 16, at 54 Below.
McNulty cover photo by John Abbott, Sung & Stafford by Fran Kaufman.
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449 LA: 449 Lenox Av (bet 132nd & 133rd Sts). 212-234-3298. Thurs: 1-3:30pm Jazz & Dessert; Fri-Sat: 8:30pm; Sun: 1-3:30pm & 47pm Patio Jazz. ABYSSINIAN BAPTIST CHURCH: 132W 138th St (bet Lenox & Adam Clayton Powell Blvds). www.abyssinian.org. 212-862-7474. Jun 7: 4pm $20/10 adm Jazz Vespers feat Carl Allen Gp. AMERICAN LEGION POST: 248W 132nd St (bet 7th & 8th Avs). 212-283-9701. www.colchasyoungharlempost398.com. Wed-Thurs&Sun: 7:30pm-12am Jam. BEACON BAR: 2130 Bway at W75th St. 212787-1100. www.beaconhotel.com. Sets: 710pm. Tues: Benny Benack; Wed&Fri: Piano Solo. BEMELMANS: At Carlyle Hotel. 35E 76th St at Madison. www.thecarlyle.com. 212-7441600. BILL’S PLACE: 148W 133rd St (bet Lenox & 7th Avs). www.billsplaceharlem.com. 212281-0777. Fri-Sat: 8&10pm $20 don Bill Saxton Bebop Band. BILLIE’S BLACK RESTAURANT & LOUNGE: 271W 119th St (bet St. Nicholas Av & Frederick Douglass Blvd). 212-2802248. www.billiesblack.com. BISTRO TEN 18: 1018 Amsterdam Av at 110th St. 212-662-7600. www.bistroten18.com. Thurs: 9:30pm-12am Morningside Jazz Collective. CAFÉ CARLYLE: At Carlyle Hotel. 35E 76th St at Madison. www.thecarlyle.com. 212-7441600. Mon except 06/29: 8:45pm Woody Allen & Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band. CAFÉ DU SOLEIL: 2723 Bway at 104th St. 212316-5000. www.cafedusoleilny.com. Fri: 811pm. Free adm. Jun 5: Lizzie Thomas; 12: Renee & The Derelicts. CAMPAGNOLA: 1382 1st Av at 74th St. 212861-1102. Fri-Sat: 8pm-12am Effie Jansen. Jun 1-4&7: Mon-Thurs 7-10:30pm, Sun 6pm Lee Glantz. CENTRAL PARK: Main Stage at Rumsey Playfield. www.summerstage.org. Jun 6: 27pm free adm Blue Note Jazz fest feat Meshell Ndegeocello/Roy Hargrove/Gabriel Garzon-Montano. CHÉRI: 231 Lenox Av (bet 121st & 122nd Sts). www.cheriharlem.com. 212-662-4374. FriSat: 8pm; Sun: 12-3pm Brunch. Sat: Lucious Conway Gp; Sun: Lady Leah. CHEZ LUCIENNE: 308 Lenox Av at 125th St. 212-289-5555. www.chezlucienne.com. CHOCOLAT RESTAURANT & LOUNGE: 2217-23 Frederick Douglass Blvd at 120th St. 212-222-4545. www.chocolatlounge.com. Sun: 6-9:30pm. Free adm/2 drink min. CLEOPATRA’S NEEDLE: 2485 Bway (bet 92nd & 93rd Sts). www.cleopatrasneedleny. com. 212-769-6969. Sets: Early (E), Jam (J). Mon-Tues E 8-9pm, J 10pm-1am; Wed-Thurs E 7-11pm, J 11:30pm-2:30am; Fri-Sat E 8pm-
12am, J 12:30-3am; Sun E 4-8pm, J 9pm1am. Free adm/$10 min. Trios unless otherwise noted. Residencies (R): Mon E&J Jon Weiss; Tues E&J Marc Devine; Wed E Open mic w/Les Kurtz, J Nathan Brown; Thurs J Kazu; Fri J Robert Rocker; Sat J Jesse Simpson; Sun E Open mic w/Keith Ingham, J Ben Paterson. Jun 1-3: R; 4: Libby Richman; 5: Matt Baker; 6: Justin Lees; 7-10: R; 11: Joel Forrester; 12: Dan Furman; 13: Will Terrill; 14-17: R; 18: Kate Cosco; 19: Ai Murakami; 20: Satchamo Mannan; 21-24: R; 25: Joey Morant; 26: Richard Benetar Qrt; 27: Cliff Barbaro; 28-30: R. 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. GIN FIZZ: 308 Lenox Av at 125th St. 2nd Fl. 212-289-2220. www.ginfizzlounge.com. Sets: 10pm-1am. Wed: Jazzmataz by Dice Raw; Thurs: The Harlem Sessions by Marc Cary. Jun 5: Melanie Charles; 12: Jazzmeia Horn; 19: Fay Victor; 26: Swanbean Qrt feat Mavis Poole. GINNY’S: At Red Rooster. 310 Lenox Av (bet 125th & 126th Sts). www.ginnyssupper club.com. 212-792-9001. Sun: 11am-3:30pm Gospel Brunch. Sets: 7:30&9:30pm $15 adm unless otherwise noted. Jun 4: Bryan Carter Qnt; 5-6: Marquis Hill Blacktet; 12-14: $20 Aaron Diehl; 18: Christian Sands Trio; 19: Michela Marino Lerman w/Charenee Wade; 20: Revive Big Band w/spec guests; 25: $10 New Orleans Swamp Donkeys. GRAN PIATTO D’ORO: 1429 5th Av (bet 116th & 117th Sts). www.granpiattorestaurant. com. 212-722-2244/2161. 1st 3 Thurs: 7-11pm Phil Young Experience. Jazz on Fifth series: 8pm $10adm. Jun 5&13: Mambo Jambo; 12: “King” Solomon Hicks; 20: Nate Lucas All Stars; 26: Ray Blue Organ Trio. HARLEM ON FIFTH: 2150 5th Av (bet 131st & 132nd Sts). www.harlemonfifth.com. 212234-5600. HARLEM TAVERN: 2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd at 116th St. www.harlemtavern.com. 212-866-4500. Sat-Sun: 11am-4pm Jazz Brunch. HOSTELLING INTERNATIONAL NY: 891 Amsterdam Av (bet 103rd & 104th Sts). www.hinewyork.org. 212-932-2300. Jun 18: 8:30pm Peter Bernstein Solo. INDIAN ROAD CAFÉ: 600W 218th St (bet Indian Rd & Seaman Av). 212-942-7451. www.indianroadcafe.com. Sets: Thurs 7:309:30pm, Fri 8-10pm, Sat 7:30-10pm. Jun 5&26: Rob Silverman. JARON EAMES: firstname.lastname@example.org. 646337-0620. Sun 2-5pm: $20 Don BBQ & Jazz @ Home series feat JaRon Eames & Emme Kemp. LE CHÉILE: 839 181st St (bet Cabrini & Pinehurst Blvds). www.lecheilenyc.com. 212-740-3111. Wed: 8-11pm WaHi Wednesday Jazz Jam w/Louise Rogers & Mark Kross. LIME LEAF: 128W 72nd St (bet Columbus & Amsterdam Avs). 212-501-7800. Mon-Thurs: 7-10pm. Mon: Michael Vitali; Tues: Martin Reuter Band; Wed: Julie Grahm; Thurs: Emma Larsson. LONDEL’S SUPPER CLUB: 2620 Frederick Douglass Blvd (bet 139th & 140th Sts). 212234-6114. www.londelsrestaurant.com. FriSat: 8-11pm. Free adm. LURA: 949 Columbus Av (bet 106th & 107th Sts). 212-866-7500. www.lurany.com. MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC: 120 Claremont Av & 122nd St. 212-749-2802. www.msmnyc.edu. Jun 8: 7pm Celeb Lew Soloff.
MANNA HOUSE: 338E 106th St (bet 1st & 2nd Avs). www.mannahousejazz.org. 212-7228223. 1st Sun: 4pm $15-7 adm MEEE Jazz Concert series. Jun 7: Bertha Hope Jazzberry Jam. MINTON’S: 206W 118th St (bet St. Nicholas Av & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd). 212-243-2222. www.mintonsharlem.com. Sets: Tues-Thurs 7,8:30&10pm, Fri-Sat 8&9:30pm + Fri Jam 12-3am, Sun Brunch (B) 12,1:30&3pm, Sun Evening (EV) 5:30,7&8:30pm. Adm: Tues& Sun EV $20 at table/10 at bar, Wed&Sun B $10/10, Thurs $25/15, Fri-Sat $50/25, Fri Jam free. Residencies (R): Fri Jam Wayne Tucker, Sun B Minton’s Players. Jun 2: Lezlie Harrison Organ Trio; 3: Corey Wallace DUBtet; 4: Michael Olatuja; 5-6,11,19&25: JC Hopkins & Biggish Band w/Charles Turner & ”King” Solomon Hicks feat Charenee Wade 06/5-6; 7: B R, EV Marquis Hill Blacktet; 9&23: Johnny O'Neal; 10: Noah Jackson Sxt; 11: see 06/5 feat Queen Esther & Melanie JB Charles; 12-13: JD Allen Trio; 14: B R, EV Duane Eubanks Qnt; 16: Lauren Henderson Qrt; 17: Pete Rodriguez; 18: Dezron Douglas Trio; 19: see 06/5 feat Melanie JB Charles & Tapper Dewitt Fleming Jr; 20-21: EV Randy Weston & African Rhythms Trio; 21: B R, EV see 06/20; 23: see 06/9; 24: Benny Benack III Band; 25: see 06/5 feat Jazzmeia Horn; 2627: Marc Cary & Focus Trio; 28: B R, EV Bertha Hope Qnt; 30: “King” Solomon Hicks. NATIONAL JAZZ MUSEUM IN HARLEM: 104E 126th St #2C. (bet Park & Lexington Avs). 212-348-8300. www.jmih.org. Jun 16,18,23,25&27: 7-8:30pm free adm Conversations on Civic Jazz. 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. PAPASITO: 223 Dyckman St. 212-544-0001. Sat: 2:30-5:30pm Latin Jazz Brunch w/Paul Carlon Latin Jazz Trio. PARIS BLUES: 2021 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd at 121st St. 212-222-9878. Sets: Daily Jam 9pm-1am + 5-9pm Sun. Free adm. Mon: John Cooksey & Spontaneous Combustion Qrt; Tues: 1st,3rd&5th John Cooksey Blues Crew, 2nd&4th Annette Bland McCoy & Sultans of Soul; Wed: Les Goodson & Intergalactic Soul Jazz Band; Thurs: except 3rd Tyrone Govan & Top Secret, 3rd Lucious Conway Sxt; Fri: Melvin Vines & Harlem Jazz Machine; Sat: alternate between Antoine Dowdell Gp & 69th Street Band; Sun: 5pm 1st&3rd La Banda Ramirez, last Elliot Pineiro & Sumbaswing, 9pm Melvin Vine & Harlem Jazz Machine feat Okaru Hoshino Lovelace. PARLOR ENTERTAINMENT: 555 Edgecombe Av at 160th St. #3F. 212-781-6595. Sun: 3:30pm 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. RYAN’S DAUGHTER: 350E 85th St (bet 1st & 2nd Avs). www.ryansdaughternyc.com. 212628-2613. Fri: 8:30&10pm Josh Marcum & Gene Bertoncini. SETTEPANI: 196 Lenox Av at 120th St. 917492-4806. www.settepani.com. Thurs: 810pm. SHOWMAN’S: 375W 125th St at Morningside. www.showmansjazzclub.com. 212-864-8941.
SHRINE: 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd (bet 133rd & 134th Sts). 212-690-7807. www.shrinenyc.com. Sets: 6-8pm unless otherwise noted. Free adm. Residency (R): Sun 5-8pm Jam w/Lu Reid. Jun 1: The Stachel Qnt; 2: Hajime Yoshida Band; 3: Alex Bryson Qrt; 4: Sunfree; 5: Valentina Marino, 8pm Florencia Gonzalez Duo; 7: R, 8-11pm Shrine Big Band; 8: Jon Sheckler Trio; 9: Julieta Eugenio; 10: Duke Bantu X; 11: Leland Baker Qnt; 13: Asako Takasaki; 14: R; 15: Yoshiki Miura Gp; 16: Joey Wagner; 17: Eric Plaks Qnt; 18: JC Sanford; 19: Rodrigo Bonelli Spt; 21: R, 8-9pm Three Daves; 23: Antonello Parisi Qrt; 25: 8-9pm Stephanie Rivers; 24: Adebayo Fayemi Qnt; 25: Jae Young Jeong; 26: Joe Abba; 27: Dr Martian; 28: R; 30: The Tom Blatt Project. SILVANA: 300W 116th St at Frederick Douglass Blvd. www.silvana-nyc.com. 646692-4935. Sets: 6-8pm unless otherwise noted. Free adm. Jun 1: Alex Conroy; 2: Gene Ess & Fractal Attraction; 3: Nick Grinder Gp; 4: Alex Norris; 5: Craig Yaremko Organ Trio; 7: 12-1pm The New York Jazz Workshop Qrt; 8: Rachel Linkovsky Qnt; 10: Addison Frei; 11: Fernando Saci & Sambrazzo Project; 12: Aquiles Navarro & Tcheser Holmes Duo; 14: Bediam Swing; 15: Jeff Barone Trio; 16: Terence Nolan; 17: Jon LaTona; 18: Nick Ascher Qrt; 19: Michael Farrell Trio; 20: Luis D'Elias Ens; 21: Jack Kilby Qnt; 22: Julieta Eugenio; 23: Georgia Weber; 24: Brian Molley; 25: Peter Brendler; 26: Paul Jones; 27: Kool Element Jazz Project; 28: McDonald's McBone series; 30: Echoes Qrt. SMOKE JAZZ & SUPPER CLUB: 2751 Bway (bet 105th & 106th Sts). 212-864-6662. www.smokejazz.com. Sets: Early (E), Late (L), Brunch (B); Mon E 7&9pm, L 10:30pm; Tues-Thurs E 7,9&10:30pm, L 11:30pm; FriSat E 7,9&10:30pm, L 11:45pm&12:45am; Sun B 11:30am,1&2:30pm, E 7,9&10:30pm, L 11:30pm. Adm/min vary. Residencies (R): Mon E Captain Black Big Band, L Smoke Jam; Tues E Mike LeDonne & Groover Qrt, L Emmett Cohen Organ Trio; Wed L Camille Thurman Qrt; Thurs L Nickel & Dime OPS; Fri L Patience Higgins & Sugar Hill Qrt 06/5&19, John Farnsworth Qrt 06/12&26; Sat L Johnny O’Neal & friends 06/6, Patience Higgins & Sugar Hill Qrt 06/13,20&27; Sun B Annette St. John Trio, L Willerm Delisfort Qrt. Jun 1-2: R; 3: E Rick Germanson Qnt, L R; 4: E Michelle Walker, L R; 5-7: E Steve Davis Sxt, L R, B R 06/7; 8-9: R; 10: E Tim Green Qrt, L R; 11: E JD Walter, L R; 12-14: E Ingrid Jensen Qnt, L R, B R 06/14; 15-16: R; 17: E Roxy Coss Qrt, L R; 18: E Alexis Cole, L R; 19-21: no 11:45pm E George Coleman Qrt, 10:30pm & L R, B R 06/21; 22-23: R; 24: E Lummie Spann Qrt, L R; 25: E Gregg August Qnt, L R; 26-28: E Helen Sung Qrt, L R; 29-30: R. SUGAR BAR: 254W 72nd St (bet Bway & West End Av). 212-579-0222. www.sugarbarnyc.com. Sets: 9pm/$10 adm unless otherwise noted. Residencies: Wed JT Project/Project Groove; Thurs Open Mic w/Andre Smith & Sugar Bar All Star Band. Jun 6: Irini Res & the Jazz Mix; 19: Rob Silverman Qrt; 27: Abe Ovadia Organ Trio. SYMPHONY SPACE: 2537 Bway at 95th St. 212-864-5400. www.symphonyspace.org. Jun 5: 8pm The NeoBass Ens; 10: 7:30pm PRISM Qrt w/Chris Potter & Ravi Coltrane; 18: 9pm (Bar Thalia) Dorian Devins Trio. UPTOWN LOUNGE The: 1576 3rd Av (bet 88th & 89th Sts). www.uptownloungenyc. com. 212-828-1388. Tues: 7-10pm Justin Lees Jazz Trio. The WEST END LOUNGE: 955 West End Av
at 107th St. www.thewestendlounge.com. 212-531-4859. www.vtyjazz.com/917-8829539. Jun 14: 4-7pm $25 adm/1 drink min Sunday Serenade series feat tribute to Clifford Brown & Booker Little w/Bruce Harris & Vitaly Golonev.
MID-TOWN MANHATTAN (Between 35th & 69th Street)
54 BELOW: 254W 54th St, Cellar (bet Bway & 8th Av). 646-476-3551. www.54below.com. Jun 16: 9:30pm Chris McNulty. 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. AUSTRIAN CULTURAL FORUM: 11E 52nd St (bet Madison & 5th Avs). 212-319-5300. www.acfny.org. Jun 11: 7:30pm free adm Lukas Ligeti. B. B. KING BLUES CLUB & GRILL: 237W 42nd St. www.bbkingblues.com. Lucille’s Grill (LG). Sun: 9:30pm LG Ritmosis. Jun 230: 8pm unless otherwise noted Blue Note Jazz Festival www.bluenotejazzfestival.com feat 06/2 Robert Cray Band, 06/4-5 7:30pm Al Kooper, 06/5 LG Joey Morant & Catfish, 06/6 Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, 06/9-10 Buddy Guy w/Tom Hambridge, 06/11 7&9:30pm LG Svetlana & The Delancey Five w/Wycliffe Gordon, 06/12 Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra, LG JJ Sansaverino, 06/14 Ozric Tentacles w/spec guest Consider The Source, 06/16 Gary U.S. Bonds, 06/17-18 Ginger Baker, 06/20 7:30pm The Subdudes, 06/24 The Rippingtons, 06/25 Chrisette Michele, 06/27 2pm LG John Macaluso Drum Show Clinic, 8pm Darlene Love, 06/28-29 Al Di Meola, 06/30 Freshlyground. BEETHOVEN PIANOS: 211W 58th St (bet Bway & 7th Av). www.beethovenpianos. com. 800-241-0001. Jun 14: 2:30pm $25 adm Paul Gabriel Winston. 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): Wed 5:30-7pm David Ostwald & Louis Armstrong Eternity Band; Fri 5-7pm Birdland Big Band by Tommy Igoe; Sat 6pm Barbara Carroll; Sun 9pm except 06/28 Arturo O’Farrill AfroLatin Jazz Orch. Jun 2-6: Maria Schneider Orch; 7: Lindsay Mendez & Marco Paguia, 9pm R; 8: 7pm Matt Baker; 9: Rolando Morales-Matos; 10-13: Kurt Elling; 14: 6pm Nicolas King, 9pm R; 16-20: Four Generations of Miles feat Jimmy Cobb, Mike Stern, Buster Williams & Sonny Fortune; 18: 6pm Peter Mazza Trio; 21: 9pm R; 23-27: Django Reinhardt Festival; 25: 6pm Will Holshouser & Musette Explosion; 30-Jul 4: Ravi Coltrane Qrt. 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. Mon-Fri: 12:30-2:30pm Piano in the Park. Jun 1-5: Sue Maskaleris; 8-12: Dona Carter; 15-19: Daryl Sherman; 22-26: Joel Forrester; 29-Jul 3: Luiz Simas. CARNEGIE CLUB: At City Spire Centre. 156W 56th St. www.thecarnegieclub.net. 212-9579676. Fri: 9pm-12am free adm; Sat: 8:30&10:30pm $40 Sinatra tribute feat Steve Maglio & Stan Rubin 11 Piece Orch. CASTILLO THEATRE: 543W 42nd St (bet 10th & 11th Avs). www.castillo.org. 212-941-1234.
Jun 13: 2pm Blue Note Jazz Festival www.bluenotejazzfestival.com feat Amiri Baraka & Most Dangerous Man In America. COBI: At Pearl Studios NY. 516-922-2010. DAMROSCH PARK: 62nd St (bet Columbus & Amsterdam Avs). 212-721-6500. www.mid summernightswing.org. Music: 7:30-10pm. $17 adm. Jun 23: Jonathan Stout & All-Star Orch feat Hilary Alexander. DAVID RUBENSTEIN ATRIUM: At Lincoln Center. Bway at 62nd St. www.lincolncenter. org/atrium. 212-875-5350. Thurs: 7:30pm Target Free Thursdays series. Jun 4: Adam Pendleton & Jason Moran. 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 $30, Tues-Thurs&Sun $35, Fri $40, Sat $45, Student $25, Late Nights $5-20; $10 min. Jun 1-2: $30 Aaron Goldberg Trio; 3-4: $30 06/3 Etienne Charles & Creole Soul; 5-7: $45 06/5-6, $40 06/7 Albert “Tootie” Heath; 8: Florida State University Sxt w/spec guest Chris Pattishall; 9: $30 Jacques SchwarzBart; 10: Eric Person Big Band; 11-14: $35 06/11 Steve Turre Sxt; 15: Dmitry Baevsky Qrt; 16-18: $30 Javon Jackson; 19-21: Warren Wolf & the Wolfpack; 22: Jamison Ross; 23-25: Dion Parson & 21st Century Band; 26-28: Richard Galliano Qnt; 29: JALC’s Band Director Academy Faculty Band; 30: Obara International Qrt. Late Night w/Jun 2-6: Sammy Miller & the Congregation 06/2-3&5, & the Congregation Big Band 06/4&6; 9-13: Adam Moezinia; 16-20: George DeLancey; 23-27: Dean Tsur; 30-Jul 1: Evan Sherman Entourage. FLÛTE EAST SIDE: 303E 53rd St at 2nd Av. 646-998-5434. www.flutebar.com. Last Fri: 710pm free adm Michael Sheridan Band. FLÛTE MIDTOWN: 205W 54th St (bet Bway & 7th Av). 212-265-5169. www.flutebar.com. Wed: 7-10pm; last Sat: Wit’s End & the Dorothy Parker Society. Jun 3: Greg Diamond; 10: Melanie Marod; 17: Yaala Ballin. IGUANA RESTAURANT: 240W 54th St at Bway. www.iguananyc.com. 212-765-5454. Mon-Tues: 8-11pm Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks. IRENE DIAMOND EDUCATION CENTER: At Jazz at Lincoln Center. 10 Columbus Cr at 60th St. 5th Fl. www.jalc.org. 212-7216500/212-258-9922. Jun 1,8,15&22: 6:308:30pm $115 adm Spring Term Swing University James P. Johnson w/Terry Waldo. IRIDIUM: 1650 Bway at 51st St. 212-582-2121. www.theiridium.com. Sets & adm unless otherwise noted: 8:30&10:30pm, $25 adm/15 min, student 1/2 price 2nd set TuesThurs&Sun. Jun 1: Conrad Oberg; 2: 8:30pm only Jarekus Singleton; 3: John Lee Experience, 10:30pm $5 It’s Rock'n Roll But We Like It!; 4: 8pm Hamish Anderson ll; 5: $35-85 Quinn Sullivan; 6-7: $27.50/37.50 Bernstein/Goldings/Stewart; 8: 8&10:30pm $40/55 Chuck Negron; 9: 8pm $35/45 North Mississippi Allstars, 11pm Private Jam in Honor of The Les Paul 100th Anniv; 10: 8&10pm $35/45 North Mississippi Allstars; 11-12: tba; 13: 8pm $75/95 Marc Cohn; 14-15: 8&10:30pm $27.50 Snowy White; 16: tba; 17: 8:30pm only Magic Dick & Shun Ng; 18: 8:30pm only $27.50 China Crisis; 19: Vernon Reid; 20: 8:30pm only $25/35 Men Without Hats; 21-22: 8&10pm $27.50 Omar Hakim Experience; 23-25: tba; 26: 8&10pm $30 Tony MacAlpine; 27: 8pm Corey Harris; 2829: tba; 30: $30 Aziza Miller.
JAZZ AT KITANO: 66 Park Av at 38th St. 212885-7119. www.kitano.com. Sets: Mon 811:30pm, Tues 8-11pm, Wed-Sat 8-9:15&1011:15pm, Sun 11am-2pm. Adm: Mon-Tues free/$15 min, Wed-Thurs $15/20 min, Fri-Sat $30/20 min, Sun $40 buffet. Residencies (R): Mon Jam w/Iris Ornig; Tues Addison Frei Solo; Sun Jazz Brunch w/Tony Middleton Trio. Jun 1-2: R; 3: Lainie Cooke Qnt; 4: Chip White Dedications Sxt; 5-6: Dick Hyman & Ken Peplowski Duo; 7-9: R; 10: Tim Armacost/Yutaka Shiina Qnt; 11: David Gibson Qrt; 12: Assaf Kehati Qrt feat Donny McCaslin; 13: Gene Bertoncini/Clay Jenkins Trio; 14-16: R; 17: Joshua Breakstone & Cello-Qrt; 18: Daryl Sherman Trio; 19: Lynette Washington & Dennis Bell Jazz New York; 20: Ran Blake & Sara Serpa Duo; 2123: R; 24: Harvie S & Sheryl Bailey; 25: Tony Middleton Gp w/spec guest Craig Handy; 26-27: Duduka Da Fonseca Trio w/spec guest Maucha Adnet; 28-30: R. JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER: 10 Columbus Cr at 60th St. 5th Fl. www.jalc.org. 212-2589800. Appel Room (AR), Rose Theater (RT). Jun 10 7pm, 11 7&9pm: AR Michael Feinstein; 12-13: 8pm RT Jazz at Lincoln Center Orch & Carlos Henriquez. JOHN JAY COLLEGE: 899 10th Ave #623 (bet 58th & 59th Sts). www.jazzforumarts.org. 914-631-1000. Jun 30: free adm Twilight concert series feat tba. KAYE PLAYHOUSE: At Hunter College. E68th St at 3rd Av. 212-772-4448. Jun 10: 7:30pm $35/55 adm www.jmih.org National Jazz Museum In Harlem benefit concert feat Dianne Reeves w/spec guest Joe Lovano Classic Qnt honoring Reggie Workman & Albert Maysles (in memoriam). L’YBANE: 709 8th Av (bet 44th & 45th Sts). 212582-2012. www.lybane.com. Tues&Fri 9pm12am: Rick Bogart Trio. The LAMBS CLUB: 132W 44th St (bet 6th Av & Bway). www.thelambsclub.com. 212-9975262. Tues-Wed: 8-11:30pm; Sun: 11am-3pm Jazz Brunch. LE CIRQUE: One Beacon Ct, 151E 58th St (bet 3rd & Lexington Avs). 212-644-0202. www.lecirquecafe.com. Mon: 7:30-10:30pm Musical Mondays. LEXINGTON HOTEL: 511 Lexington Av at 48th St. www.lexingtonhotelnyc.com. 212204-2318. Tues-Sat: 6-8pm The New York Jazz Workshop. Jun 3,13&19: Melissa Hamilton. LOCAL 802: Associated Musicians of Greater New York Club Room. 322W 48th St (bet 8th & 9th Sts). www.local802afm.org. 212-2454802. Mon: 7-9:30pm Jazz Foundation of America Jam. LUCY MOSES SCHOOL: At Kaufman Center. 129W 67th St (bet Bway & Amsterdam). www.kaufman-center.org. 212-501-3360. Jazz program dir by Roni Ben-Hur. MATTS GRILL: 932 8th Av at 55th St. 212-3075109. www.mattsgrill.com. Tues-Wed&Sun: 8-11pm free adm. Tues: Danny Walsh Qnt; Wed&Sun: Sarah Hayes. MICHIKO STUDIOS: 149W 46th St (bet 6th & 7th Avs). 3rd Fl. www.robertoswinds.com. 212-302-4011. Sets: 8pm, $15/10 adm. MONKEY BAR: 60E 54th St (bet Madison & Park Avs). www.monkeybarnewyork.com. 212-288-1010. Fri-Sat: 8pm-12am Solo. The NATIONAL: 557 Lexington Av at 50th St. 212-715-2400. www.thenationalnyc.com. Sun: 6-10pm. NATSUMI RESTAURANT: 226W 50th St (bet 8th & Bway). www.natsuminyc.com. 212258-2988. Tues: 6-8pm Joe Cohn Organ Trio. OPIA: At Renaissance New York Hotel: 130 E 57th St at Lexington Av. 212-688-3939.
www.opiarestaurant.com. Sat: 8:30-11:30pm free adm. Jun 13&27: Rumba Flamenca. PEARL STUDIOS NYC: 519 8th Av (bet 35th & 36th Sts). 12th Fl. Studio A. www.pearlstu diosnyc.com. Fri: 7:30-10:30pm $10 adm Open Mic/Jam by Frank Owens for Singers, Tap Dancers & Instrumentalists. PERA MEDITERRANEAN BRASSERIE: 303 Madison Av (bet 41st & 42nd Sts). 212-8786301. www.peranyc.com. Free adm. Fri: 69:30pm. The PLAZA HOTEL: 768 5th Av at Central Park S. 212-759-3000. www.theplaza.com. 8:30-11:30pm: free adm. Wed: Kat Gang. RAINBOW ROOM: 30 Rockefeller Plaza. 65th Fl. www.rainbowroom.com. 212-632-5000. Mon: 6:30-11pm $175 adm; Sun: 12-3pm $95. Jun 1: The Hot Sardines; 7: Jolie Môme Jazz Band; 8: David Berger Jazz Orch; 14: The Glenn Crytzer Quartette; 15: Bria Skonberg & Her Jazz Compatriots; 21: The Ladybugs; 22: James Langton & New York All-Star Big Band feat Dan Levinson & Molly Ryan; 28: Joelle & the Pinehurst Trio; 29: Gordon Webster Band. 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. The RUM HOUSE: 228W 47th St (bet Bway & 8th Av). www.edisonrumhouse.com. 646490-6924. Sets: 9:30pm-12:30am, Mon 10pm2am. Residencies: Mon 10pm-2am 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. Wed: 1pm $10 don Midtown Jazz at Midday; Thurs: 12:30pm free adm Jazz on the Plaza; Sun: 5pm free adm Jazz Vespers. Jun 3: Bucky Pizzarelli & Ed Laub; 4: Pedro Giraudo Sxt; 7: Adam Larson Qrt; 10: David Chamberlain & Band of Bones; 11: Sharel Cassity & Lauren Sevian Band; 14: Angelo Di Loreto Trio; 17: Sheila Jordan w/Cameron Brown; 18: Greg Lewis Organ Monk; 21: Chanda Rule; 24: Aaron Weinstein & Matt Munisteri; 25: Melba Joyce, 7:30pm Duke Ellington Society meeting feat Richard Ehrenzeller’s audio visual; 28: Noah Baerman Resonance Ens. SAN MARTIN RESTAURANT: 143E 49th St (bet Lexington & 3rd Avs). 212-832-0888. www.sanmartinrestaurantny.com. 1st Tues: 6-8pm Ron Odrich Qrt. STUDIO 100 BAR: At Marriott Residence Inn. 1033 6th Av (bet 38th & 39th St) 3rd Fl. 212768-0007. Free adm/no min. Thurs: 7-10pm Trios. SUMMER GARDEN & BAR: Rockefeller Center. 5th Av (bet 49th & 50th Sts). www.patinagroup.com. 866-9PATINA. Sun: 11am-3pm Jazz Brunch series. Jun 7,14&21: WCC Jazz Ens. SWING 46: Jazz & Supper Club. 349W 46th St (bet 8 & 9th Avs). www.swing46.com. 212262-9554. Sets: Mon-Tues&Thurs 8:30pm, Wed&Sun 8pm, Fri-Sat 9:30pm. Residencies (R): Mon Swingadelic; Tues George Gee Swing Orch; Wed Stan Rubin Orch. TAGINE: 221 W38th St (bet 7th & 8th Avs). www.taginedining.com. 646-373-6265. 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&Sun 8-11pm, Thurs 911:30pm, Fri 9pm-1am, Sat 8-10:30pm + 11pm-1:30am. Adm: Mon-Wed&Sun free/$5 min, Thurs-Sat $10/10 min. Jun 1: Akemi
Yamada Trio; 2: Zola Band Duo + Suzanne Ross Trio; Moira Lo Bianco Duo + Kat Vokes Trio; 4: Complete Unknowns; 5: Hiroko Kanna Trio; 6: Taka & friends Duo + Valentina Marino; 7: Kathryn Allyn Duo; 8: Yuki Futami Trio; 9: Jamir Dias Gp Duo + David Kahn; 10: Sein Oh Trio + Takao Heisho; 11: Eileen Howard Trio; 12: Ayumi Ishito Trio; 13: Lunana & Lunanos + Dana Reedy Trio; 14: Setuko Hata Trio; 15: Marcella Camargo Duo; 16: Chieko Honda Duo + Kerry Politzer Duo; 17: Hironobu Honshuku Trio; 18: Scot Albertson Duo; 19: Tom Blatt Trio; 20: Ken Kobayashi + Nick Morrison Trio; 21: Lunana & Lunanos Trio; 22: Akihiro Yamamoto Duo; 23: Michael Gallant Trio; 24: Song Yi Jeon Trio; 25: Senri Oe; 26: Takenori Nishiuchi; 27: Yuko Ito Trio + Yusuke Seki; 28: Kengo Yamada; 29: tba; 30: Kazuki Yamanaka Trio. The TOWN HALL: 123W 43rd St (bet 6&7th Avs). 212-840-2824. www.the-townhallnyc.org. Jun 6-28: 8pm Blue Note Jazz Festival www.bluenotejazzfestival.com feat 06/6 Kenny G, 06/11 The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6, 06/18 Buika, 06/28 Natalie Cole.
LOWER MANHATTAN (Below 34th Street)
11TH STREET BAR: 510E 11th St (bet Av A & B). www.11thstbar.com. 212-982-3929. Mon: 8-11pm Richard Clements & Murray Wall Jazz Express. 55 BAR: 55 Christopher St (bet 6th & 7th Avs). 212-929-9883. www.55bar.com. Sets: Early (E) 7-9pm except Fri-Sun 6pm, Late (L) 10pm. 1st Mon: E Sean Wayland; 1st Thurs: E Ami Cervini; 1st Sat: E Ayana lowe; last Fri: E Kendra Shank. Jun 2-3: Noah Preminger Gp; 13: E Roz Corral Gp; 16: E Tom Beckham & Brad Shepik Duo; 19: E Plucky Strum & The Sheryl Bailey 3. ABC NO RIO: 156 Rivington St (bet Clinton & Suffolk Sts). www.abcnorio.org. 212-2543697. Sun: 7pm $5 don C.O.M.A. series 2 sets + open session. Jun 7: Manna For Thought feat Nora McCarthy + Dikko Faust Ens; 14: Harvey Fraser + In Sonitus Lux; 21: Hajnal Pivnick, Oran Canfield & Craig Flanagin Trio + Donald Sturge McKenzie II Ens; 28: Blaise Siwula + Become Lovable Problem Child. ALL THINGS PROJECT: At Neighborhood Chuch. 269 Bleecker St. 212-691-1770. www.allthingsproject.net. 1st Fri: 8&9:30pm free adm. Jun 5: Steve Cardenas Trio. AMUSE WINE BAR: 121 Ludlow St (bet Rivington & Delancey Sts). 212-477-0100. www.amusewine.com. Fri: 8-11pm. ANALOGUE: 19W 8th St (bet 5th Av & McDougal St). www.analoguenyc.com. 212432-0200. Sets: 7:30-10:30pm free adm. Mon: Renaud Penant Trio. ANTIBES BISTRO: 112 Suffolk St (bet Delancey & Rivington Sts). 212-533-6088. www.antibesbistro.com. Tues-Wed: 7:3010:30pm free adm/no min. 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. ARTS FOR ART: 107 Suffolk St. 212-254-5420. www.artsforart.org. ARTURO’S: 106W Houston St at Thompson St. 212-677-3820. www.arturosnyc.com.
AUTHENTIC BAR B FLAT: Basement 277 Church St (bet Franklin & White Sts). www.bflat.info. 212-219-2970. Mon 8-11pm & Wed 8:30-11:30pm: Jordan Young Trio. BACK ROOM: 102 Norfolk St (bet Delancey & Rivington Sts). www.backroomnyc.com. 212-228-5098. Mon: 9pm-12:30am feat Svetlana & The Delancey Five. BAR NEXT DOOR: 129 McDougal St. 212-5295945. www.lalanternacaffe.com. Sets: MonThurs Early (E) 6:30-7:45pm, Late (L) 8:30& 10:30pm, Fri-Sat 7:30,9:30&11:30pm, Sun 8&10pm. Adm: $12 all night + 1 drink min/set except Fri-Sat $12/set + 1 drink min/set, E free. Trios unless otherwise noted. MonThurs: E Emerging Artists series; Mon: L Vocal Mondays series. Residencies (R): Wed L Jonathan Kreisberg; Sun Peter Mazza. Jun 1: E Benjamin Bryden, L Deborah Latz; 2: E Casey Berman, L James Silberstein; 3: E Mike Bacarella, L R; 4: E tba, L Alex Goodman; 5: Tom Dempsey; 6: Steve Bloom; 7: R; 8: E Yehonatan Cohen, L Melissa Stylianou; 9: E Arath Corral, L Will Bernard; 10: E Paul Jones, L R; 11: E Nicholas Brust, L Tom Tallitsch; 12: Petros Klampanis; 13: Rotem Sivan; 14: R; 15: E Caroline Davis, L Sonia Szajnberg; 16: E Alicyn Yaffee, L Tom Finn; 17: E Gianni Gagliardi, L R; 18: E Tobias Meinhart, L Alex Wintz; 19: Freddie Bryant; 20: Sheryl Bailey; 21: R; 22: E Gioel Severini, L Irene Jalenti; 23: E Mural Trio, L Alex Nguyen; 24: E Yuto Kanazawa, L R; 25: E Nick Biello, L Amanda Monaco; 26: Ben Monder; 27: John Raymond; 28: R; 29: E Andrew Van Tassel, L Whitney James; 30: E Kevin Clark, L Daniel Eli Weiss. The BITTER END: 147 Bleecker St (bet Thompson & LaGuardia). 212-673-7030. www.bitterend.com. 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. June: Blue Note Jazz Festival. Jun 1: Lee Konitz Qrt; 2-3: Savion Glover; 47: Hiromi & The Trio Project; 8: Igmar Thomas feat Marc Cary w/spec guests, 10:30pm Ravel Re-Imagined + Original Works w/spec guests; 9-10: Roy Haynes; 11: Kathleen Battle; 12-13: Stanton Moore Trio; 14: Gato Barbieri; 15-17: David Murray Trio feat Terri Lyne Carrington; 18-21: Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya; 22: Oliver Lake Organ Qrt; 23: Gato Barbieri; 24-27: Robert Glasper Trio; 28: Ayo; 29-30: Bebel Gilberto. Late Night w/Jun 5: Dessy Di Lauro & NeoRagtime; 6: Rabbi Darkside; 13: Lex Sadler & Rhythm & Stealth w/spec guests; 19: The Brighton Beat; 20: Soul Inscribed; 27: Skyzoo. Sunday Brunch w/Jun 7: Thana Alexa Project; 14: Camila Meza Qrt; 21: Johnny O'Neal Trio; 28: Alan Broadbent Trio. BOWERY BALLROOM: 6 Delancey St (bet Bowery & Chrystie St). 212-533-2111. www.boweryballroom.com. Jun 13: 9pm $15/18 adm Moon Hooch. CAFÉ LOUP: 105W 13th St (bet 6th & 7th Avs). 212-255-4746. www.cafeloupnyc.com. Free adm/$5 min. Sun: 12:30am-3:30pm Jazz Brunch w/Bob Kindred, John Hart & Steve LaSpina, 6:30-9:30pm Junior Mance, Hide Tanaka & Michi Fuji Trio. CAFE NOCTAMBULO: At Pangea. 178 2nd Av (bet 11th & 12th Sts). 212-995-0900. www.cafenoctambulo.com. Encore Series: 7&9pm $20 adm/15 min unless otherwise noted. Jun 5: Ben Cassara; 6&13: 8pm $35/20 min Rose Kinglsey; 10: $15/15 min Joanne Tatham; 12: Champian Fulton; 13: see 06/6; 20: Gabrielle Stravelli; 26: Eric Yves Garcia; 27: $25/20 min Kathleen Landis & Nancy Winston.
CAFE WHAT?: 115 Macdougal St at Minetta Ln. www.cafewha.com. 212-254-3706. Jun 26: 7pm Manny Moreira & Julie E.; 28: 7pm $15 adm Erik Charlston. CAFFE VIVALDI: 32 Jones St (bet Bleecker & 4th St). www.caffevivaldi.com. 212-691-7538. Free adm. Sun: 6-7pm: Noel Brennan, 911pm John Lander Trio. 1st&3rd Wed: 7:15pm Roger Davidson. CAPITAL GRILLE: 120 Bway (at Pine & Nassau). www.thecapitalgrille.com. 212-3741811. Free adm. Fri: 6:30-10pm Richard Russo Qrt. The CELL: A Twenty First Century Salon. 338W 23rd St (bet 8th & 9th Avs). 646-861-2253. www.thecelltheatre.org. CERCLE ROUGE: 241W Bway. 212-226-6252. www.cerclerougeresto.com. Tues: 7-11pm Ginetta Vendetta. CITY CRAB: 235 Park Av at East 19th St. 212529-3800. www.citycrabnyc.com. Sat-Sun: 12,1:20,2:20&3:20pm Jazz Brunch. Jun 6: Larry Corbin; 7: Rick Stone; 13: Kyoko Oyobe; 14: Jason Ennis; 20: Yvonnick Prene; 21: Mark Marino; 27: Linus Wyrsch; 28: Al Marino. CITY WINERY: 155 Varick St (bet Spring & Vandam Sts). www.citywinery.com. 212-6080555. CLEMENTE SOTO VÉLEZ CULTURAL & EDUCATIONAL CENTER: 107 Suffolk St (bet Rivington & Delancey Sts). 212-2604080. www.csvcenter.org. CORNELIA STREET CAFÉ: 29 Cornelia St. 212-989-9319. www.corneliastreetcafe.com. Sets unless otherwise noted: MonThurs&Sun 8:30pm, Fri-Sat 9&10:30pm. Adm varies. Jun 2: Peter Brendler/Vinnie Sperrazza Gp, 9:30pm John Yao Qnt; 3: Jason Yeager Trio & friends; 4: Vinnie Sperrazza Trio, 9:30pm Jesse Stacken Qrt; 5: Tom Chang Qrt; 6: Kris Davis Qrt; 7: Laura Dreyer Qrt, 10pm Benji Kaplan; 9: Ricardo Grilli; 10: Alex LoRe Qrt; 11: Nikolaj Hess Qrt; 12: Ralph Alessi & Mainus; 13: Nasheet Waits; 14: Sebastien Ammann Qnt; 15: Davy Mooney; 16: Sam Trap; 17: Adam Kolker Trio; 18: Brian Landrus; 19: Petros Klampanis; 20: Thumbscrew; 21: Jane Ira Bloom Trio; 23: Jamie Baum & Short Stories; 24: MARS; 25: Jeff Davis Holyoke; 26: Connections; 27: Ruben Salles; 30: Stephan Crump & Rhombal. CUCINA DI PESCE: 87E 4th St (bet 2nd & 3rd Avs). www.cucinadipesce.net. 212-260-6800. Wed: 7-10pm Deanna Kirk. The CUPPING ROOM CAFE: 359W Bway (bet Broome & Grand Sts). 212-925-2898. www.cuppingroomcafe.com. Sets: Thurs-Fri 8-11pm, Sat 8:30pm-12:30am. Sat: Mal Stein. The CUTTING ROOM: 44E 32nd St (bet Madison & Park Av). 212-691-1900. www.the cuttingroomnyc.com. Jun 2: 7:30pm Frank Vignola & Guitar Night w/Al Caiola, Bucky Pizzarelli, Vinny Raniolo & James Chirillo; 6: 7pm Jeff "Tain" Watts; 16: 7:30pm Aimée Allen Qrt. The DEAD RABBIT GROCERY & GROG: 30 Water St (Broad & Old Slip Sts). 646-4227906. www.deadrabbitnyc.com. Wed: 7:30pm-11:30pm Terry Waldo Solo. DOMA NA ROHU: 17 Perry St at 7th Av. 212929-4339. www.domanyc.com. $10 min. Wed: 7:30&9pm, Sat: 8&9:15pm. Sat: Steve Frieder Trio. DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY: 13 Monroe St (bet Market & Catherine Sts). 212-4730043. www.downtownmusicgallery.com. Sun: 6pm In-Store shows. DROM: 85 Ave A (bet 5th & 6th Sts). 212-7771157. www.dromnyc.com. Jun 2,16&30: 7:30pm Silver Arrows Band; 12: 7:15pm
Reza Khan & Painted Diaries; 16: see 06/2; 27: 7pm Lora Tazewell & The Ripple Effect Band, 9:30pm Nicole; 30: see 06/2. DUANE PARK CAFÉ: 157 Duane St (bet Hudson & W Bway). www.duaneparknyc.com. 212-732-5555. Fri: 9:30pm $95 adm incl dinner 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. Jun 21: w/Evan Christopher FAT CAT: 75 Christopher St at 7th Av. 212-6756056. www.fatcatmusic.org. $3 adm/no min. Sets unless otherwise noted: Early (E), Late (L), Night (N); Mon E 6pm, L 9pm, N 12:30am; Tues-Wed E 7pm, L 9pm, N 12:30am; Thurs&Sat E 7pm, L 10pm, N 1:30am; Fri E 6pm, L 9pm + 10:30pm, N 1:30am; Sun E 6pm, L 9pm, N 1am. Ev N: Jam. Residencies (R): Mon N Billy Kaye; Tues E except 06/2 Saul Rubin; Wed E except 06/3 Raphael D'lugoff Qrt, N Ned Goold; Fri 9pm Gospel Queens; Sat: N Greg Glassman; Sun E Terry Waldo & Gotham City Band, N Brandon Lewis & Renee Cruz. Jun 1: E tba, L Ned Goold Qrt, N R; 2: E tba, L Veronica Nuñes Brazilian Gafeira Band, N tba; 3: E tba, L Groover Trio, N R; 4: E tba, L Saul Rubin Zebtet, N tba; 5: E tba, L R + Jared Gold/Dave Gibson, N tba; 6: E tba, L Raphael D'lugoff Qnt, N R; 7: E R, 8:30pm Jade Synstelien & FCBB, N R; 8: E&L tba, N R; 9: E R, L Peter Brainin & the Latin Jazz Workshop, N tba; 10: E R, L Harold Mabern Trio, N R; 11: E tba, L Greg Glassman Qnt, N tba; 12: E tba, L R + Maquis Hill Qnt, N tba; 13: E tba, L John Benitez, N R; 14: E R, L Alexi David, N R; 15: E tba, L George Braith, N R; 16: E R, L Són De Mádre, N tba; 17: E R, L The Don Hahn/Mike Camacho Band, N R; 18: E tba, L P.O.D, N tba; 19: E tba, L R + Point of Departure, N tba; 20: E Sumbaya, L George Burton Gp, N R; 21: E R, L tba, N R; 22: E&L tba, N R; 23: E R, L&N tba; 24: E R, L Ark Ovrutski, N R; 25: E tba, L Rick Germanson & Brickhouse, N tba; 26: E tba, L R + tba, N David Weiss; 27: E&L tba, N R; 28: E R, L tba, N R; 29: E&L tba, N R; 30: E R, L Itai Kriss & Gato Gordo, N John Benitez & Latin Bop. The FLATIRON ROOM: 37W 26th St (bet 6th Av & Bway). www.theflatironroom.com. 212725-3860. Jun 19&27: 9pm-1am Susan Tobocman. FLÛTE GRAMERCY: 40E 20th St (bet Bway & Park Av S). 212-529-7870. www.flutebar. com. Wed: 7-10pm free adm; Last Fri: Gypsy Jazz. Jun 3: Lois Bruno; 10: Jason Archimandritis; 17: Becca Ball; 24: Shailah Edmonds. 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 6:15-10:15pm, L 10:45pm-2:45am; Sat B 124pm, 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. Mon 1: E Howard Williams Jazz Orch, L Ken Kobayashi Trio; 2: E Nobuki Takamen Trio, L Chris Bates Trio; 3: E Yvonnick Prene Qrt, L Valentia Marino Trio; 4: E George Weldon Trio, L Roy Mor Trio; 5: E Fukushi Tainaka Trio, L Hot House; 6: B Larry Newcomb Qrt, E Alex Layne Trio, L Akiko Tsuruga Trio; 7: B Kyoko Oyobe Trio, E R, L Abe Ovadia Trio; 8: E Lou Caputo Not So Big Band, L Tucker Flythe Trio; 9: E Rob Edwards Qrt, L Nicholas Brust Qrt; 10: E Mayu Saeki Trio, L Eiko Rikuhashi Qrt; 11: E Champian Fulton Qrt, L Gabe Valle Qrt; 12: E Jeff Barone Trio, L Peter Valera & the Jump
Blues Band; 13: B Chuck Braman Trio, E Brooks Hartell Trio, L “King” Solomon Hicks; 14: B Lou Caputo Qrt, E R, L Afro Mantra; 15: E Sammy Miller Big Band, L Michika Fukumori Trio; 16: E Edge of Jazz, L Ram Erez Trio; 17: E Marc Devine Trio, L Arthur Sadowsky Trio; 18: E Rick Stone Trio, L Joonsam Lee Trio; 19: E Al Marino Qrt, L Kevin Dorn & the BIG 72; 20: B Linus NYC Trio, E Mark Marino Trio, L Daylight Blue Band; 21: B Laura Angyal Trio, E R, L Danny Green Trio; 22: E Eyal Vilner Big Band, L Masami Ishikawa Trio; 23: E Frank Basile Qrt, L Bongwool Lee Trio; 24: E Tori Gee Trio, L Tsutomu Naki Trio; 25: E Dre Barnes Project, L Laura Campisi Trio; 26: E Joe Pino Qrt, L Peter Valera & the Jump Blues Band; 27: B Marsha Heydt & the Project of Love, E Champian Fulton Qrt, L Virginia Mayhew Qrt; 28: closed; 29: E Cecilia Coleman Big Band, L Dmitry Baevsky Trio; 30: E Eric Wyatt Trio, L Adam Moezinia Trio. The GREENE SPACE: 44 Charlton St at Varick St. www.thegreenespace.org. 646-829-4000. Jun 26: 7pm Chris Dingman. GREENWICH HOUSE MUSIC SCHOOL: 46 Barrow St (bet 7th Av S & W 4th St). 212-2424770. www.greenwichhouse.org. Sound It Out series: $20/15. Jun 13: 7:30pm Matt Mitchell Qrt + Devin Gray & Relative Resonance; 17: 8pm Eivind Opsvik & Overseas; 19: 8pm Charles Evans w/Dave Liebman. GUITAR CENTER: 25W 14th St (bet 5th & 6th Avs). 212-463-7500. www.guitarcenter.com. Jun 11: 5-7pm Brian Charette. HIGHLINE BALLROOM: 431W 16th St (bet 9th & 10th Avs). www.highlineballroom.com. 212-414-5994. Jun 10-30: Blue Note Jazz Festival www.bluenotejazzfestival.com feat 06/10 7:30pm The Bad Plus, 06/12 8pm Alicia Hall Moran w/Jason Moran, 06/14 8pm Ozric Tentacles, 06/15 8pm Gregoire Maret w/spec guest Lizz Wright, 06/20 7pm Falu & Bollywood Orch, 06/29-30 8pm Avishai Cohen & From Darkness Trio. HOTEL CHANTELLE: 92 Ludlow St (bet Broome & Delancey Sts). 212-254-9100. www.hotelchantelle.com. Tues 8pm-12am & Sat Brunch 11:30am-5pm: Dandy Wellington Band; Sun Brunch 1-4pm: Martina & The Ladybugs. JAZZ GALLERY: 1160 Bway, 5th Fl at 27th St. www.jazzgallery.org. 646-494-3625. Sets: 8pm $15/10 adm & 10pm $10/8 adm, $22/12 Fri-Sat. Jun 4: Bobby Avey Qrt; 5: Adam Larson Qnt; 6: Zack Lober & The Ancestry Project; 8: $175-1,000 Jazz Gallery honors gala for Bob Cranshaw, Junior Mance, George Avakian, Hank O’Neal; 9: Brad Linde & Big Ol’ Ens cond by Elliott Hughes; 11: Marquis Hill; 12-13: Chris Morrissey; 17-18: Eric Revis; 19-20: Becca Stevens; 25: Kavita Shah; 26-27: Jonathan Finlayson. JAZZ STANDARD: 116E 27th St (bet Park & Lexington Avs). www.jazzstandard.net. 212576-2232. Unless otherwise noted, sets: 7:30&10pm + 11:45pm Fri-Sat; adm: MonWed $25, Thurs&Sun $30, Fri-Sat $35. Residency (R): Mon Mingus Monday. Jun 1: R w/Big Band; 2-7: no 11:45pm $30 06/2-4, $35 06/5-7 Dr. Lonnie Smith; 8: R w/Big Band; 9-10: Joe Locke; 11-14: no 11:45pm Pat Martino Trio Plus Horns; 15: R w/Big Band; 16-17: $30 Assad Brothers w/spec guest Romero Lubambo; 18-21: no 11:45pm The Clayton Brothers Qnt; 22: R w/Orch; 2327: $30 Benny Green Trio; 28: $25 Omer Avital Qnt; 29: R w/Big Band; 30: $30 Matt Wilson & Arts & Crafts. JOE’S PUB: At Public Theater. 425 Lafayette St & Astor Pl. www.joespub.com. 212-967-7555. Adm varies. Jun 7: 7pm Emily Asher & Garden Party; 10: 9:30pm Charlie Hunter
Trio; 27: 7pm Ethan Lipton Orch. JULES BISTRO: 65 Saint Marks Pl (bet 1st & 2nd Avs). 212-477-5560. www.julesbistro.com. Sets: 8:30-11:30pm, Brunch 12-3pm. Sun: Jazz party & Jam. KNICKERBOCKER BAR & GRILL: 33 University Pl at 9th St. 212-228-8490. www.knickerbockerbarandgrill.com. Fri-Sat: 9:45pm-2am. Jun 5-6: Jon Davis & Gianluca Renzi; 12-13: Diane Jonston; 19-20: Russ Kassoff & Jay Anderson; 26-27: Valerie Capers & John Robinson. LE SINGE VERT: 160 7th Av (bet 19th & 20th Sts). 212-366-4100. www.lesingevert.com. Mon-Tues: 8-10:30pm. Mon: Gina Vendetta. LITTLE BRANCH: 20 Leroy St at 7th Av S. 212-929-4360. Jun 7: 10:30pm-1am Renaud Penant Trio. MADISON SQUARE: Bet 23rd & 26th Sts and 5th & Madison Avs. www.madisosquarepark. org. 212-538-1884. Jun 24: 7-8:30pm Chris Potter Underground Orch. METROPOLITAN ROOM: 34W 22nd St (bet. 5th & 6th Avs). www.metropolitanroom.com. 212-206-0440. Sets unless otherwise noted: Early (E) 7pm, Late (L) 9:30pm. Residency (R): Tues L Annie Ross. Jun 1-4&8-9: E Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano; 2: E see 06/1, L R; 3: E Shepley Metcalf, L see 06/1; 4: E see 06/1, L Kay Matsukawa; 8: E see 06/1; 9: E see 06/1, L R; 12: E Indigo Love; 13: E Sylvia Mims; 14: 4pm Quarter 2 Four, L Sinem Saniye; 16 E, 25 L, 26 E & 28 4pm: Danny Bacher; 16: L R; 17: E Tony Corrao & Michelle DellaFave; 18: E Melanie Goerlitz & The Bianco Martinis, L Steven Chera; 20 E & 21 4pm: Veronika Rodriguez Qnt; 21: 4pm see 06/20, E Janine Gilbert-Carter; 23: L R; 25: L see 06/16 E; 26: E see 06/16 E; 27: 4pm Rosemary Loar; 28: 4pm see 06/16 E, E Daniel Bennett Gp, L Steve Washington; 30: L R. MEZZROW: 163W 10th St (bet 7th Av & Waverly Pl). www.mezzrow.com. 646-476-4346. Sets: Early (E) free adm 7:30-8:45pm, Late (L) $20 9:30pm Mon&Sun, 8pm Tues, 9pm Wed-Sat, Night (N) 10:30pm Tues, 11:30pm Wed-Thurs. Residencies: Mon E John Merrill Solo; Tues N Jam; Wed E Solo Piano, N Jam; Thurs E Solo Piano, N Jon Davis Solo; Fri E Solo Piano; Sat E Spike Wilner. Jun 1: Champian Fulton; 2: Simona Premazzi; 3-4: Gerald Clayton; 5-6: Jonny King; 7-9: Geoff Keezer; 10-11: Sullivan Fortner; 12: David Liebman/Rich Beirach; 14: E Bucky Pizzarelli/Ed Laub, L Jon Kreisberg; 15: Tal & Dida Peled; 16&22: Spike Wilner; 17: Steve Davis Trio; 19-21: 8:30pm Steve Kuhn; 22: see 06/16; 23: Dexter Mason; 24: George Colligan; 25: Jeremy Pelt; 26-27: ELEW; 28: Joel Press; 29: Guillermo Klein; 30: Bob Dorough. MILANO’S BAR: 51E Houston St (bet Mott & Mulberry Sts). 212-226-8844. Tues&Thurs 24pm: Carol Morgan Trio. MOSCOW 57: 168 1/2 Delancey St at Clinton St. 212-260-5775. www.moscow57.com. 78pm Ellen Kaye Trio; Wed: 9pm Cleve Douglass & Grace Garland; Fri: 8 Mary Foster Conklin, 10pm Jordan Pettay Band. NEIGHBORHOOD CHURCH: 269 Bleecker St (bet Jones & Cornelia Sts). 212-691-1770. www.ncgv.net. See All Things Project. NEW YORK CITY BAHA’Í CENTER: 53E 11th St (bet Bway & University). 212-222-5159. www.bahainyc.org. Tues: 8&9:30pm $10/15 adm. Jun 2: Mike Longo & New York State of the Art Jazz Ens feat Ira Hawkins; 9: Irinie Res w/Cecilia Coleman Big Band; 16: Nora McCarthy Trio w/Mike Longo. NIGHTHAWKS: 679 Greenwich St at Christopher St. www.nighthawksnyc.com. 646-329-6390. Mon-Tues&Thurs: 8-10:30pm, continued on page 22
THE FIRST SONG I WROTE THIS year I titled ‘Into the Unknown’,” notes "pianist and composer Helen Sung. "I really
like the piece and I am thinking that it's my theme this year in terms of how I want to approach being a musician and artist." It's an appropriate theme for Sung. While she has long been hailed as one of the most remarkable pianists on the scene today, in 2014 she reached new heights in terms of broader reception and critical accolades with the release of the extraordinary Anthem for a New Day. An ambitious and intensely rewarding album that not only showcases her remarkable keyboard skills, Anthem demonstrates the breadth of her dynamic compositional talents to an extent not seen on her previous efforts. Indeed, with Anthem, Sung revealed to a larger listening audience what many had known for years: that she is one of the most exceptional artists performing today. Given the musical ground covered in Sung's career to date, it is somewhat surprising to learn that her entrance into jazz came comparatively late. "I was almost done with my junior year in college when a friend of mine invited me to hear Harry Connick Jr," she recalls. "I was a typical classical major who was in the practice room all the time, so I didn't know who he was. She convinced me to go, and we went to hear his big band. They were entertaining, but when he sat down to play some solo piano, I remember thinking 'How come nobody told me about this?' He'd do all these things on the piano you weren't supposed to do, and he was swinging!" That concert initiated a pivot for Sung as she enrolled in the school's beginning jazz piano course and started tracking down all the books and records she could
find, on top of her classical workload. "I felt like I had to find out more about jazz and I didn't want to fake it," she recalls. "This music is majestic: it's huge; it's deep and it's profound. The more I studied, the more I wanted to know." With pressure from her parents to complete her classical degrees and even to pursue a PhD, Sung graduated with a Master's and began to look at doctoral programs in classical music. Receiving materials from the New England Conservatory, she noticed a short description of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz and applied for it. "I don't know how I got in," she says, "but I credit that experience with making me who I am as an artist. It gave me the time I needed to catch up, practice and experiment. I always tell people that my musical emancipation came with jazz. Even in difficult moments where I ask myself why I do this, I know that it's because I love this music and know what it's meant to me personally." Having graduated and gigged heavily around Boston, Sung moved to New York in 1999 and soon found herself at a pivotal moment in her career. While enjoying the sideman work she took on, she realized she was not bringing in enough to support herself financially and took the leap to becoming a bandleader. Beginning with the release of a series of highly acclaimed recordings, Sung also started to express her burgeoning work as a composer. "Ron Carter always would say 'If you want to develop your own voice, you've got to write your own music,'" she says. "From my classical background, this was quite new. It's very humbling to write music and hear it being played. Although it felt initially that circumstances had forced me into becoming a bandleader, in retrospect it's been very good, because I love playing other people's music, but have come to love playing my own too." This month, Sung returns to Smoke Jazz and Supper Club for her annual performance, bringing her quartet—John Ellis on saxophone, Reuben Rogers on bass and Donald Edwards on drums—for three nights at the club. She is also preparing to embark on a new recording project, Sung with Words, marking her first album that will feature vocals. As she continues to expand her palette as a composer, Sung keeps the audience at the forefront of her mind and her artistic planning. "I want the audience to enjoy the show; I want the set to be engaging," she explains. "I want people to feel like they're in an unfolding adventure."
Helen Sung performs at Smoke Jazz and Supper Club June 26-28 with John Ellis on saxophone, Reuben Rogers on bass and Donald Edwards on drums. Sung photo by Kat Villacorta.
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Sun 12-3pm. Sun: Gabrielle Stravelli Trio. Jun 4&30: Natalia Bernal & Jason Ennis Trio; 9: Carol Leven & Nick Moran Trio; 11&23: Mary Ann McSweeney Fado Trio; 18: Deborah Latz Trio; 22: John Bianculli Trio; 23: see 06/11; 30: see 06/4. NORTH SQUARE: At Washington Square Hotel. 103 Waverly Pl at McDougal. www. northsquareny.com/about-jazz. 212-254-1200. Sun: 12:30&2:15pm free adm Jazz Brunch. Jun 7: Emily Braden Trio; 14: Roz Corral Trio w/Dave Stryker & Paul Gill; 21: Kelsey Jillette Trio; 28: Marcus Goldhaber Trio. NUBLU: 62 Av C (bet 4th & 5th Sts). 212-3751500. www.nublu.net. Jun 19: 12-4am $10 adm Groove Collective. NUYORICAN POETS CAFÉ: 236E 3rd St (bet Avs B & C). www.nuyorican.org. 212-7809386/212-505-8183. Sets: 9:30pm. Tues: 9pm Latin Jazz; 1st Wed: All That - Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz; 1st Sat: $15 adm Puddin’ Jazz series + Jam; last Sun: Bobby Sanabria & New School Afro-Cuban Jazz Band. Jun 2: Chembo Corniel; 9: The Bronx Conexión; 16: Hector Martignon; 23: Willie Martinez & La Familia Sxt. ONE IF BY LAND, TWO IF BY SEA: 17 Barrow St (bet 7th Av & W4th St). 212-2558649. www.oneifbyland.com. Tues&Thurs 611pm, Sun 11:30am-3pm: Ryo Sasaki & Nial Djuliarso Duo. PEGU CLUB: 77W Houston St (bet W Bway & Wooster St). 2nd Fl. www.peguclub.com. 212-473-PEGU. Sun: 6:30-9:30pm Glenn Crytzer & Pegu Club All Stars. PIANOS: 158 Ludlow St at Stanton. 212-5053733. www.pianosnyc.com. Fri: 8pm Cabinet Makers. PIERRE LOTI: 258W 15th St (bet 7th & 8th Avs). www.pierrelotiwinebar.com. 212-6455684. Tues: 8-11pm. PRIMO 135: 135 7th Av S (bet Charles & 10th Sts). 212-620-6196. www.primo135.com. Mon&Sun: 7-10pm Brazilian Duo w/Freddie Bryant feat Vanessa Falabella (Mon), Andromeda Turre (Sun). RED ROOM: At KGB Bar. 85E 4th St (bet 2nd Av & Bowery). www.redroomnyc.com. 212787-0155. Jun 13: 11:30pm-2:30am Michelle Zangara Band; 20: 11pm-2am Tin Pan Band. ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL: 196 Allen St at E Houston St. www.rockwoodmusichall.com. 212-477-4155. Jun 1&15: 10pm Jim Campilongo, 11pm Dred Scott Trio, 12am Teddy Kumpel; 3: 8:30-9:45pm Allison Adams Tucker Qrt w/Mike Moreno; 4: 8,10pm&12am Mark Guiliana Jazz Qrt; 7: 8:30pm Ted Hefko & The Thousandaires; 15: see 06/1. RUE B: 188 Ave B (bet 11th & 12th Sts). 212358-1700. www.ruebnyc.com. Sets: 8:30, 9:30&10:45pm. Mon: Bill Moring & Dan Block Trio; Tues: Adrian Thomas Moring Trio feat Kelly Green; Thurs: Joe Magnarelli; Fri: Frankie Valdez Mambo Orch; Sat: Francois Moutin Funk Trio; Sun: Vocal Open Mic w/Jocelyn Medina. Jun 3&10: Michael Kanan Trio; 17&24: Randy Johnston Trio. SMALLS JAZZ CLUB: 183W 10th St at 7th Av. 212-252-5091. www.smallsjazzclub.com. Sets unless otherwise noted: Afternoon (PM), Early (E), Late (L), Night (N); Mon E 7:30-10pm, L 10:30pm-1am, N 1am; Tues 7:30-9pm, L 9:30pm-12am, N 12:30am, WedThurs E 7:30-10pm, L 10:30pm-1am, N 1:30am; Fri-Sat PM 4-7pm, E 7:30-10pm, L 10:30pm-1am, N 1:15am; Sun 1-3pm, PM 4:30-7pm, E 7:30-10pm, L 10:30pm. Jam following N. Adm varies. Residencies (R): Mon L except 06/29 Ari Hoenig, N Jonathan Michel 06/1,15&29, Jonathan Barber
06/8&22; Tues E except 06/9&16 Spike Wilner Qrt, N Next Generation Sessions by Alex Claffy & friends; Wed N Sanah Kadoura Band; Thurs N Steve Williams Trio; Sat PM Jam w/Tuomo Uusitalo Trio; Sun 1pm except 06/14 Vocal masterclass by Marion Cowings, E Sole-ful Sunday Tap Show w/Michela Lerman 06/7&21. Jun 1: E Philip Dizack Qnt, L&N R; 2: E R, L David Bryant Qnt, N R; 3: E Gilad Hekselman Band, L Dan Aran/Itai Kriss Qrt, N R; 4: E Gilad Hekselman Band, L Nick Hempton Band, N R; 5: PM Ai Murakami, E Jeremy “Bean” Clemons, L David Kikoski, N tba; 6: PM R, E Tom Dempsey/Tim Ferguson Qrt, L David Kikoski, N Phil Harper Qnt; 7: 1pm R, PM Emilio Solla y La Inestable de Brooklyn, E R, L tba; 8: E Marc Miralta, L&N R; 9: E Marquis Hill Qnt, L Joe Sanders Infinity, N R; 10: E David Berkman, L Michael Feinberg & Elvin Jones Project, N R; 11: E Zhenya Strigalev & Smiling Organizm, L Spencer Murphy Band, N R; 12: E Renaud Penant Trio, L Ralph Bowen Qrt, N tba; 13: PM R, E tba, L Ralph Bowen Qrt, N Stacy Dillard; 14: 1-6pm Marc Mommaas Class, PM&E tba, L Bruce Harris; 15: E tba, L&N R, 16: E Ehud Asherie Trio, L Lucas Pino No Net Nnt, N R; 17: E Joris Teepe 5tet, L tba, N R; 18: E Paul Nedzula, L Ken Fowser Band, N R; 19: PM Ai Murakami, E Ralph Lalama & Bop-Juice, L Neal Smith, N Eric Wyatt; 20: PM R, E Roberta Piket Solo, 9pm Billy Mintz & 2 Bass Band, L Neal Smith, N Phil Harper; 21: 1pm R, PM Eyal Vilna, E R, L Joe Magnarelli Band; 22: E tba, L&N R; 23: E R, L Smalls Legacy Band feat Frank Lacy, N R; 24: E Jaleel Shaw, L Todd Herbert, N R; 25: E Jaleel Shaw, L Carlos Abadie Qnt, N R; 26: E Tardo Hammer Trio, L Lew Tabackin Trio, N Anthony Wonsey Trio; 27: PM R, E tba, L Lew Tabackin Trio, N Stacy Dillard; 28: 1pm R, PM George Gee Orch, E tba, L Behn Gillece Qnt; 29: E Peter Bernstein Solo, L&N R; 30: E R, L Josh Evans Big Band, N R. SPECTRUM NYC: 121 Ludlow St 2nd Fl (bet Delancey & Rivington Sts). 212-533-5470. www.spectrumnyc.com. Jun 4: 7-8pm Joel Forrester; 12: 8:30pm Jorge Sylvester ACE Collective. The STONE: 2nd St at Av C. www.thestonenyc. com. Adm varies. Tues-Sun: 8&10pm weekly residencies. Jun 2-7: Roy Nathanson; 9-14: Charles Waters; 16-21: Theo Bleckmann; 2328: Bill Laswell; 30-Jul 5: Fast Forward. SUBCULTURE: 45 Bleecker St (bet Mott & Mulberry Sts). www.subculturenewyork. com. 212-533-5470. Jun 7: 7:30pm The Wee Trio; 16: 9pm Joshua Kwassman & Brother Spirit; 19: 8pm Antonio Sanchez & Migration; 21: 8pm Tony Kadleck Big Band; 27: 8pm POEMJAZZ feat Laurence Hobgood & Robert Pinsky. SUBROSA: 63 Gansevoort St (bet Washington & Greenwich Sts). www.subrosanyc.com. 212-997-4555. Sets: unless otherwise noted 8&10pm $20 adm. Jun 3: Nelson Gonzalez & Son Mundano; 4,10&26: Pedrito Martinez Gp; 5: Gregorio Uribe Big Band; 7: 7&9pm Candido's B-Day celeb feat Bobby Sanabria Quarteto Ache; 8: Bomba Estero; 9: Chembo Corniel; 10: see 06/4; 11-12: Pirulo Y La Tribu; 13: 9pm Fulaso; 17: Meridian Brothers; 18: Luba Mason; 19: Mariachi Flor de Toloache; 20: Xiomara Laugart; 21: Carolina Camacho; 22: Supermambo; 23: Cosmic Jibaros; 24: Cocomama Sxt; 26: see 06/4; 27: 8pm Williamsburg Salsa Orch; 28: Alfredo Rodriguez. The TOKYO TAPAS CAFÉ: 7 Cornelia St at West 4th St. www.tokyotapascafenyc.com. 212-242-6333. TRIBECA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 199 Chambers St. www.tribecapac.org. 212continued on page 24
OR CONTRASTING GIGS, NOTHing beats trumpeter Terell Stafford in F the Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and
in Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts: bands he has been with over the last decade. In the VVJO, he's part of a traditional big band trumpet section, a cog in the wheel of a formidable jazz machine. But in drummer Wilson's Arts & Crafts, he's the only hornâ€”a relative rarity for trumpet playersâ€”in a quartet rounded out by a rhythm section where the pianist, Larry Goldings, doubles on organ and keyboards. That Stafford flourishes in both situations is a tribute to his versatility and competence. Stafford is also releasing a tribute album of his own this month: BrotherLee Love (Capri), a celebration of the music of Lee Morgan, the hard bop trumpeter whose life was cut short by a bullet when he was only 33, in 1972. As a player with roots in the Philadelphia area, he feels a kinship with Morgan as a key member of Philly's jazz pantheon. "I love everything about the way Morgan plays," Stafford says from his home in Hamilton Township NJ. "I've really wanted to play this project that has been on my heart and mind for a while. It was really fun to do." Of Morgan's music Stafford says, "I love the soulfulness of it, the advanced harmonies of it yet Lee's music is always friendly to the listener. Every time you hear him, he can articulate his style on any tune, uptempo or ballad, boogaloo or shuffle; he's always present. And for that it took so much control to play his music; it's no joke to play." On the album, Stafford and his bandmates Tim Warfield, tenor sax; Bruce Barth, piano; Peter Washington, bass and Dana Hall, drums, essay seven Morgan originals as well as one of his favorite ballads, "Candy." Stafford also contributes an original tribute, "Favor," highlighted by a stunning opening trumpet cadenza. It's no accident that Stafford can play a brilliant, a cappella trumpet solo like that. He actually began his musical career as a classical trumpet player, earned a Master's in the subject at Rutgers University and is currently not just the director of jazz studies at Temple University in Philadelphia, but also the chair of instrumental studies in the classical music department. His interest in jazz wasn't fully piqued until he was already in his 20s pursuing his advanced degree.
"Halfway through my first year at Rutgers I seriously became interested and wanted to learn jazz," he says. "I had played in big bands in high school and college [undergraduate at the University of Maryland] but never really took it seriously. It wasn't anything that was planned; I just wanted to play jazz in addition to classical music. But my teacher didn't want me to, and because I was at Rutgers doing the classical thing, it wasn't so accepted for a classical major to be playing jazz." Rather than ruffle feathers at Rutgers by playing with musicians from the jazz studies program there, Stafford would catch a train to Washington DC on Tuesdays to join a jam session at the Takoma Station club hosted by saxophonist Bobby Watson in the early 1990s. "When I met Bobby Watson, I was sold on jazz," he explains, "so when he invited me, I went out on the road with him and said, 'This is what I want to do.'" Stafford was just finishing up his Master's degree program when Watson's invitation came and it was either take his final exams or join the jazz band. "I knew the program wouldn't allow me to go out on the road if it were with a jazz group, so I told them I was going on tour with the Robert Watson Chamber Ensemble." That charade ended when one of the classical deans at Rutgers saw a picture of the Bobby Watson band in Downbeat magazine, but Stafford returned to get his degree a year later. Besides the Lee Morgan music, Stafford is also pursuing another project involving Philadelphia musicians. He's organized the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, a 17piece big band consisting of musicians from and/or associated with the Philly jazz scene. "We just did a concert this past week with Benny Golson," he says, "and we've had Jimmy Heath and Randy Brecker as concert guests in the past. What I would love to do is bring some of them together with the orchestra and do a recording to highlight the great contributions of Philadelphia to jazz."
The Terell Stafford Quintet with Tim Warfield, tenor sax; Bruce Barth, piano; Peter Washington, bass and Billy Williams, drums, features the music of Lee Morgan at the Village Vanguard, June 2-7.
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220-1460. Jun 11: 8pm $45/40 adm Highlights in Jazz series feat Randy Weston w/Billy Harper, Benny Benack, Steven Frieder, Dylan Meek, Devin Starks & Kosta Galanopoulos; 27: 7pm www.madeinny jazz.com Made in NY Jazz Gala feat Randy Brecker, Alex Blake, Bobby Sanabria & Yaacov Mayman. TURNMILL: 119E 27th St (bet Park & Lexington Avs). www.turnmillnyc.com. 646524-6060. Wed: 11pm-2am Jam w/Rob Duguay & Low Key Trio. 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. Jun 1: R; 2-7: Terell Stafford Qnt; 8: R; 9-14: Renee Rosnes Qrt; 15: R; 16-21: Stanley Cowell Qrt; 22: R; 23-28: Harold Mabern Trio. The WAYLAND: 700 E 9th St at Av C. 212-7777022. www.thewaylandnyc.com. Sets: 911:30pm. Free adm. Wed: Grandpa Musselman & Syncopators; 1st Tues: Robert Ross Trio. WALKER’S: 16N Moore St at Varick. 212-9410142. www.walkerstribeca.com. Sun: 8-11pm Peter Leitch Duo. WHYNOT JAZZ ROOM: 14 Christopher St at Gay St. www.whynotjazzroom.com. 646-7564145. Residency (R): Thurs Leo Genovese. Jun 2: 7-8:30pm Chloé Perrier, 9-10:30pm marie-claire; 4: 7-8:30pm Alex Cummings Qnt, 9-10:30pm R; 6: 6-7:30pm Marvin Dolly, 8:30-10pm Jacob Teichroew Gp, 10:3011:55pm Satoshi Kataoka Gp; 8: 8-9:30pm Abe Ovadia Organ Trio, 10-11:55pm Triage; 9: 7-8:30pm Jason Ewald, 9-10:30pm Eva Lin; 11: 7-8:30pm Nick Grinder & Spot Marks, 9-10:30pm R; 14: 7-8pm Jessica Ackerley; 16: 7-8:30pm PJ Rasmussen Qrt, 9-10:30pm Amanda Cross; 18: 7-10:30pm R; 19: 7-8:45pm Adam Larson Qrt, 11pm-1am Marko Djordjevic Trio Sveti; 20: 6-8pm Teri Roiger & John Menegon Duo, 8:30-10pm Nue Jazz Project; 23: 9-10:30pm Take Berlin; 25: 7-10:30pm R. ZEB’S: 223W 28th St (bet 7th & 8th Avs). 2nd Fl. www.zebulonsoundandlight.com. 212-6958081. Wed: 8pm $10 adm Saul Rubin Trio w/vocalist guest + Jam. ZINC BAR: 82W 3rd St (bet Thompson & Sullivan). 212-477-8337. www.zincbar.com. Sets: Early set 7pm + 9,11pm&12:30am, Mon 2am. Adm varies. Residencies: Mon 11pm3am Ron Affif Trio; Tues 11pm Evolution Jam by Igmar Thomas; Thurs 12am Midnight Rumba; Fri Big Bands; Sat Monika Oliveira & The Brasilians; Sun Tango Trio & Milonga. Jun 1: Vandojam feat Antonio Hart; 3: Joey Morant; 5: Jack Jeffers Big Band; 8: E Lars Hacke; 9: Gino Sitson; 10: Carol Saboya; 11: E Constantine Soukhovetski + Vanessa Falabella; 12: Valery Ponomarev Big Band; 16: Valery Ponomarev Sxt; 17: Sheriff Bob Blue Grass Jam; 19: Gregorio Uribe Big Band; 23: Steve Carrington; 24: Dave Chamberlain & Band Of Bones; 25: Francisco Mora-Catlett & Afrohorn w/Bob Stewart; 26: Svetlana Shmulyian Big Band.
AN BEAL BOCHT CAFÉ: 445W 238th St. 718884-7127. www.lindasjazznights.com. 1st Wed 8&9:30pm Linda's Jazz Nights. Jun 3: Joe Farnsworth Qrt feat Bob Cranshaw.
RIVERDALE Y: 5625 Arlington Av. 718-5488200. www.riverdaley.org. Jun 16: 7:30pm Ted Rosenthal series feat Houston Person, Lew Tabackin & Jerry Weldon. UNIVERSITY OF THE STREETS: 2381 Belmont Av. 2nd Fl. www.university ofthestreets.org. 212-254-9300. 9pm: Jam. Fri: w/Bernard Linnette; Sat: w/Rob Anderson. WILLIE’S STEAKHOUSE: 1832 Westchester Av. 718-822-9697. Wed: 8pm-12am.
65FEN: 65 Fenimore St. www.65fenmusic series.tumblr.com. Mon: 9&10pm $10 don 65Fen Music series. ALOR CAFÉ: 2110 Richmond Rd. Staten Island. 718-351-1101. www.alorcafe.com. BAMCAFÉ: 30 Lafayette Av. 718-636-4100. www.bam.org. BAR TABAC: 128 Smith St at Dean St. Cobble Hill. www.bartabacny.com. 718-923-0918. Tues&Thurs 7-10pm; Tues: Blue Vipers of Brooklyn; Thurs: Stephane Wrembel. BARBÈS: 376 9th St at 6th Av. Park Slope. www.barbesbrooklyn.com. 718-965-9177. Residencies: Mon 7pm Brain Cloud; Tues 9pm Slavic Soul Party; Wed 10pm Mandingo Ambassadors; Sun 9pm Stephane Wrembel. BROOKLYN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC: 58 7th Av. Park Slope. www.bqcm.org. 718622-3300. Jun 7: 8-10pm Wadada Leo Smith Golden Qrt. BROOKLYN LYCEUM: 227 Fourth Av (bet President & Union Sts). Park Slope. www.brooklynlyceum.com. 718-857-4816. BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY: 10 Grand Army Plaza. 2nd Fl. 718-230-2100. www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org. Jun 24: 6:30-8:30pm Harlem Blues & Jazz Band. BROWNSTONE JAZZ: 107 Macon St at Nostrand Av. www.sankofaaban.com. 917704-9237. Fri-Sat: 8pm $30 adm incl 1 drink Brownstone Jazz. Fri-Sat: 11pm-1am Open Mic w/Eric Lemon & BJ Ens. BROWNSVILLE HERITAGE HOUSE: 581 Mother Gaston Blvd. www.brownsville heritagehouse.org. 718-385-1111. 3rd Sat: 36pm free adm Wade Barnes Tribute Band. CUBANA SOCIAL: 70 N 6th St. 718-782-3334. www.cubanasocial.com. Sets: Thurs 9pm12am; Fri: 9pm-2am Afro-Jazz. The DRAWING ROOM: 56 Willoughby St #3. www.drawingroommusic.com. 7pm sets. Jun 20: $10 adm Paul Sanwald Qrt; 21: $20 Gene Bertoncini. EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH: 279 Lafayette Av at Washington Av. 718-6221107. www.ebcconnects.com. Jun 28: 3-5pm $20 adm Jazz Vespers Mari Toussaint. FIREHOUSE SPACE: 246 Frost St. 917-7097799. www.thefirehousespace.org. 1st Fri: 8pm Firehouse New Music Series by Iktus Percussion. Jun 5: 8pm German Gonzalez Trio; 7: Brooklyn Infinity Orch. FOR MY SWEET: 1103 Fulton St. 347-7704735. Mon: 7-11pm $10 adm Bill Jacobs Ens; 1st Mon: Jazz & Open Mic by Jeff King. FREDDY’S BAR: 627 5th Av (bet 17th & 18th Sts). www.freddysbar.com. 718-768-0131. 4th Tues: 8:30pm Music from NY Underground. GAMBRINUS: 3100 Ocean Pkwy. Brooklyn. 718-265-1009. www.gambrinusny.com. Thurs: 8-11pm Yaakov Mayman Qrt. HOPE & ANCHOR: 347 Van Brunt St. 718-237continued on page 26
ANOTHER REASON TO CELEBRATE
By Elzy Kolb
Kerry Politzer, Tomi Jazz
Welcome back! Portland Oregon-based pianist/composer Kerry Politzer is looking forward to a reunion on several fronts when she comes to the Big Apple this month. Besides having a chance to spend Father's Day with her dad, Politzer will get together with a long-time colleague and collaborator, saxophonist Laura Dreyer for a gig at Tomi Jazz. The two became friends years ago when they both were part of the Diva Jazz Orchestra. "We have a long musical history. I was on Laura's first album, Free Flying Bird," Politzer says. "We talk all the time and thought it would be fun to do a mostly Brazilian collaborative effort while I'm in town. We'll each bring some tunes and play them with a Brazilian rhythm section and singer." Politzer was a lifelong East Coaster until she and her husband, multi-instrumentalist George Colligan, moved west a while back, starting with a brief stay in Manitoba Canada. "That didn't last long," she says, laughing. "One 40-below winter was enough." They have been in Portland more than three years and find it a better fit. Politzer compares it positively with Brooklyn, citing public transportation, restaurants, shopping, urban amenities and the local music scene among her likes. Though the City of Roses offers fewer jazz venues than the Big Apple, teaching helps Politzer stay focused on her music. "Teaching makes me think more about music and gets me in touch with what's important in music. I like problem solving and giving each person something that will help them improve. I like to hip students to music they can learn from. I go through my albums and listen for things that can help each one specifically." Working on new music is also a priority. "Composing is so important to playing; it figures into improvising and helps make
jazz yours. Jazz has such a long tradition, and it can be hard to find your place in it, and composing definitely helps." With two little boys at home, making time for writing presents a bit of a challenge. "Getting into the creative zone requires solitude," Politzer points out. But keeping up with her youngsters didn't deter her from writing all the tunes on her recent release, Below the Surface (PJCE). "I had a blast writing the stuff; it was a real departure from my previous CDs. A strong melody is always important to me, but I tried to use different rhythms and changes, not just straight-ahead and not just Brazilian. I tried to pull from a lot of different bags and had fun doing it." A few tunes from the CD will likely be featured at Tomi Jazz on June 16, marking their East Coast debut.
Lauren Henderson, Mintonâ€™s
Influences near and far From the get-go, singer/composer Lauren Henderson's parents exposed her to a wide range of music and cultures, including Caribbean, African American and Latin. "I have a lifelong boundarycrossing appreciation for music. I was encouraged to appreciate other cultures, to hear everyone's story," she says. "I'm grateful that my parents were open-minded and accepting." She started piano lessons at age seven and sang in church and school choirs. Despite her deep musical roots, she intended to study psychology in college, until her father, a longtime dean at MIT, advised her, "If you pick classes that you're interested in, you'll do well and enjoy them." Henderson followed his words of wisdom straight to the music department. "The music people just pulled me in under their wing," she recalls. She did take some psychology classes and they resonated with her. "It comes in handy in interpreting lyrics and I also like to hear people, listen to their stories. I
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0276. www.hopeandanchorredhook.com. Wed: 7-10pm Jam w/Ray Scro Qrt. I-BEAM: 168 7th St. www.ibeambrooklyn.com. Sets: 8:30pm $15 don. Jun 4: Mike Bagetta Trio, 9:30pm Jeff Davis Trio; 5: Ursel Schlicht Trio; 6: Daniel Levin & Mat Maneri Duo; 7: Michael Blake & Out of Towners; 11: Travis Laplante, 9:30pm Feast of the Epiphany; 12-13: Rema Hasumi; 19: Roberta Piket Solo, 9:30pm Billy Mintz Two Bass Band; 20: Jason Mears; 22: Joe Morris. JALOPY: 315 Columbia St. www.jalopy.biz. 718395-3214. Jun 19: 8pm Sean Sonderegger + Simon Jermyn + Arnold Hammerschlag + Devin Gray + Leah Paul & Trenza. JAZZ 966: 966 Fulton St. 917-593-9776. www.jazz966.com. 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. Jun 2: The Horns Band + Fay Victor Ens; 9: Triage + Mat Maneri Trio; 16: Alan Ferber Nnt + Dan Cray Trio; 23: Will Bernard Trio + Marta Sanchez Qnt; 30: Ken Thomson + Matt Mitchell. LORENZO’S RESTAURANT, BAR & CABARET: At Hilton Garden Inn. 1100 South Av at Lois Ln. Staten Island. 718-4772400X3222. www.lorenzosdining.com. Sun: 12-2&2-4pm Jazz Brunch. Jun 12,20&27: Greg Murphy. MOMINETTE: 221 Knickerbocker Av. Bushwick. www.mominette.com. 929-2342941. Tues: 9-11pm. NORTHERN BELLE: 612 Metropolitan Av. www.northernbellny.com. 718-388-9040. Wed: 9:30pm-12:30am Jam w/Ian Petillo. 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. Jun 14: 2pm $20 don incl lunch/BYOB feat Michelle Walker. PROSPECT PARK BANDSHELL: at 9th St. Park Slope. www.celebratebrooklyn.org. 718-855-7882. Jun 12&18: 7:30pm free adm Celebrate Brooklyn fest feat 06/12 Esperanza Spalding & Emily's D+Evolution & José James, 06/18 Bill Frisell Trio, 06/27 Jason Moran's Fats Waller Dance Party, Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9. ROULETTE: 509 Atlantic Av at 3rd Av. www.roulette.org. 917-267-0363. Jun 1: 7:30pm 3 Aces of New Jazz from Italy feat Giovanni Guidi Trio, Alessandro Lanzoni Solo & Domenico Sanna & Brooklyn Beat! Trio; 10: 8pm John Hollenbeck Large Ens; 14: 5:30pm Lukas Ligeti. RUSTIK NEIGHBORHOOD TAVERN: 417 DeKalb Ave. www.rustiktavern.com. 347406-9700. 1st Tues: 8pm $5 adm Jam w/Eric Frazier. SHAPESHIFTER LAB: 18 Whitwell Pl. www.shapeshifterlab.com. 646-820-9452. Sets/adm unless otherwise noted: Early (E) 7pm, Late (L) 8:15pm, Night (N) 9:30pm; $10. Jun 1: E Alex Weiss, L Yoni Kretzmer Qrt; 3: 8pm Taylor Haskins + Gnosis; 4: E Giorgi Mikadze Gp, L Sungazer, 9pm $8 PLS. Trio; 5: 8pm Onyx Collective New Music w/spec guests; 6: 8pm $15 Shai Maestro; 7: E ROSA, L The Take Off Collective, N $8 Florian Hoefner Gp; 8: E $15 Michael Eaton & Adam Minkoff, L Periscope, N No Face, No Name; 9: E $15/8 Four (un)Score(d), 8pm diNMachine & Heroes of Toolik; 11: E&L $12 Pat Carroll Qnt/Jonathan Greenstein Gp, N Rachel Friedman Lives Here w/Ganessa James; 12: E $12 SUBJECT SGH, L Angry
Little Bees, 9:10pm Mellissa Guerro, 9:35pm Tammy Scheffer Sxt, 10:30pm Soft Sirens, 10:45pm Morning Bound; 13: E $15 Chiemi Nakai Latin Project; 14: E $15 Matt Marantz Qrt, L $15 Sam Harris Trio, N Santa Diver; 15: E Koan Qrt, L Kazuki Yamanaka; 16: 7:30pm Kaoru Watanabe; 17: E&L John Yao Big Band; 18: 8pm $15 Winds of Change by John Ehlis, Andrey Tamarchenko & Laurence d'Seve; 20: N Timucin Sahin Qrt; 22: E Jon De Lucia & Luce Trio, L Julia Biel Trio, N Heard the voice, 10:30pm Ben Monder Solo; 23: E Bryan & the Aardvarks, L Mostly Other People Do the Killing, N Bobby Selvaggio Qrt, 10:30pm Ben Monder Solo; 24: E Blivet, L $12 Bop Kabbalah; 25: E Jon Irabagon, L The Awakening Orch, N $15 "music for all occasions" & "our favourite film songs", 10:30pm $8 Denys Baptiste & Triumvirate; 26: $5 Hye-Jeung Jazz Orch, N Bill Ware's Urban Vibes; 28: 5:30pm Raphaelle Brochet & Carmen Staaf Duo, E Greg Ward Ens, L Brian Krock & Heart Machine, N $15/10 SWARMIUS-IMPetus Experiment; 29: E Joe Morris Solo, 8&9pm Dre Hocevar. SISTAS’ PLACE: 456 Nostrand Av at Jefferson Av. www.sistasplace.org. 718-398-1766. SNUG HARBOR CULTURAL CENTER: 1000 Richmond Ter. Staten Island. www.utasi.org. 718-448-2500. Jun 21: 2pm Banda Magda. SPOKE THE HUB: 295 Douglas St. 718-4083234. www.spokethehub.org. Jun 6: 12:451:45pm Art Lillard & Heavenly Band; 13: 8pm $15 adm Brooklyn Infinity Orch. ST. MAZIE: 345 Grand St. www.stmazie.com. 718-384-4807. Sun: 9:30pm-12am Baby Soda Jazz Band. URBAN MEADOW: President St at Van Brunt St). Columbia Waterfront District. Red Hook/Carroll Gardens. Jun 14&21: 1-6pm Red Hook fest feat 06/14 Jason Kao Hwang/Amygdala, Alon Nechushtan Qnt, Ahmed Abdullah Trio, Ben Monder Trio, Trio X + Rosi Hertlein, 06/21 Kenny Wessel Qrt, The Mighty Grinders, Rez Abbasi & Junction, Eric Person Trio, Brooklyn Qawwali Party. WILLIAMSBURG MUSIC CENTER: 367 Bedford Av. www.wmcjazz.org. 718-3841654. 10pm-2am. Fri: free adm/2 drink min Jam w/Gerry Eastman Qnt & friends; Sat: $10 adm Greyson Hackleman.
BUTTONWOOD TREE: 605 Main St. Middletown. www.buttonwood.org. 860-3474957. Fri: 7-9pm; Sat: 8-10pm. Jun 5: Nested Drift; 6: George Mastrogiannis Qnt; 12: Cynthia Holiday; 27: The Red Hots. CAVE À VIN: 975 State St. New Haven. 203777-6206. www.caveavinwinebar.com. Sat: 8-11pm free adm. FIREHOUSE 12: 47 Crown St. New Haven. 203-785-0468. www.firehouse12.com. Fri: 8:30pm $20 adm, 10pm $15. Jun 5: Rudresh Mahanthappa Qnt; 12: Noah Jarrett. FUJI OF JAPAN RESTAURANT & BAR: 111 Old Kings Hwy North. Darien. 203-655-4995. www.fujiofjapan.com. Mon: 6:30-9pm Music Mondays series. Jun 7: Dee Cassella. KELLY’S GASTRO PUB: 196 Crown St. New Haven. www.kellysnewhaven.com. 203-7761111. Sun: 12-3pm Jazz brunch. The OUTER SPACE: 294 Treadwell St. Hamden. www.theouterspace.net. 203-6401684. Sun: 5-7pm free adm. Jun 7: CBYD; 14: The Saxtet; 21: Orice Jenkins. OWL SHOP: 268 College St. New Haven. 203continued on page 30
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write from personal experience, but also write based on things people have told me." Henderson earned degrees in music and Hispanic studies and her interest in the music of other cultures took her to Mexico to explore its traditional and popular music and to Spain to delve into flamenco singing and dance. "I feel like I can identify with a lot of music. I want to pull from all these rich genres, but it can be overwhelming when you love everything." To meld her influences, "I try to find a common thread, so it's not all over the place." Her self-released new CD, A la Madrugada, includes a mix of standards and recently written originals. When composing, ideas for the rhythm typically come first. "The bass is especially important to me. I would love to learn to play bass." When a new rhythm comes to mind, Henderson uses her phone's voice memo function to capture the idea on the spot. "I could be on the train and start humming a bass line into my phone. In New York, it's easy; everyone is doing their own weird thing." The words come next. "I alternate writing songs in English and in Spanish: that helps to balance the motifs a little more." At one time, Henderson would write lyrics that could go on for pages, but she's come to the conclusion that less is more and pares them down. Once she's satisfied with the lyrics, "The rest comes to me. I write to highlight the words that are most important to me." Check out the results of her creative process at Minton's June 16 when Henderson celebrates A la Madrugada; in addition to her originals, expect her to sprinkle in material from the Great American Songbook plus some Brazilian and Latin favorites.
Brian Landrus, Cornelia Street Café
Home on the stage During the second half of the 20th century, Reno's lively casino culture made it one of the biggest little cities in the music world. Close to a dozen big bands and countless combos were in full swing each night; the local musicians' union had hundreds of active members and after-hours jams were widespread. Growing up in Reno at the tail-end of those musical glory days, bass clef maven/composer Brian Landrus knew by
age 12 that he was going to be a professional musician. He credits life lessons learned at the elbows of journeymen such as saxophonist Rico Mordenti and drummer Gerry Genuario with showing him how to make it happen. "They taught me music and how to earn a living," Landrus says. Though he started out on tenor, the old pros urged him to get his chops together on other instruments to increase his employment opportunities. By his late teens, Landrus was doubling on multiple instruments in the orchestra at the MGM hotel. "The producers asked if I could play baritone. I didn't have one, but I had a year's contract with the show. I went to the bank to get a loan to buy the baritone and I fell in love with it. It was easy for bands to find tenor players, but there weren't so many baritone players and I got more and more work." Landrus was still focusing on tenor when he went to New England Conservatory of Music to study with Bob Brookmeyer, who urged him to switch his energy to baritone. "The first thing I wanted to do was build a vocabulary so I could play tenor solos on baritone; I wanted to bring the vocal quality of the tenor to it. The most important thing to me is tone." He gravitated to other low instruments for aesthetic and practical reasons: "I picked up the bass clarinet and loved it. And I had played flute for years, but was starting to get wrist and hand problems— my hands are too big, so I got an alto flute then a bass flute. They fit me." And, as his mentors predicted, Landrus' versatility has led to plenty of gigs with the likes of Esperanza Spalding, Maria Schneider, the Gil Evans Project, Rufus Reid and many others. Though Landrus' arsenal of axes isn't among those most commonly featured, "My goal is to play all my instruments like solo instruments. People hear it and like it, and they add stuff for me to play." Landrus has released six CDs as a leader. On his new one, The Deep Below (BlueLand) he is joined by drummer Billy Hart and bassist Lonnie Plaxico on originals and standards including "I'm a Fool to Want You," a favorite from Billie Holiday's classic Lady in Satin album. The threesome had never played it together before Landrus called it in the studio and they nailed it on the first take. "I wanted to keep it spontaneous. I wanted to record one of Billie Holiday's tunes; it's her centennial and she was very influential on me. Lady in Satin is one of my favorite albums; I never listen to it without getting tears in my eyes. So I counted it off, we played it and captured the vulnerability in the cut— I wanted that." Landrus celebrates the release of The Deep Below with Plaxico and Hart at the Cornelia Street Café on June 18.
S P O T L ALESSANDRO LANZONI ROULETTE / JUNE 1 Barely into his 20s, pianist Alessandro Lanzoni has demonstrated a remarkable musical maturity, fostering creative energy well beyond his years. Whether performing solo or with his trio, Lanzoni is hell-bent on crafting an original sound. His skills have been met with praise with the Italian periodical Musica Jazz awarding him the 2013 Best New Talent award. He has performed with luminaries such as Kurt Rosenwinkel, Lee Konitz and Steven Bernstein. Lanzoni's most recent release, 2014's Seldom, features his trio and special guest trumpeter Ralph Alessi. For his concert at Roulette, Lanzoni is part of Three of a Kind: 3 Aces of New Jazz from Italy featuring the crème de la crème of Italian jazz including the Giovanni Guildi Trio and Domenico Sanna's Brooklyn Beat! Trio. EW
ALEX NORRIS SILVANA / JUNE 4 Sporting the name of a nobleman, trumpeter/flugelhornist Alexander Pope Norris has been a regal jazz performer for four decades. He grew up in Columbia MD, attended the Peabody Conservatory, received a Master's from the Manhattan School of Music, a Doctorate from the University of Miami, and taught at the New School, City College and Towson University. Norris brings a fluid, clean, concise yet large tone to his compositions and solos. He's an expert with credits in the Mingus Big Band, jazz orchestras of Toshiko Akiyoshi and Maria Schneider, and prominent Afro-Cuban ensembles. For this early evening engagement, he's leading an organ combo, debuting selections from a new CD, Extension Deadline (BJU), featuring Brian Charette on Hammond SK1, drummer Brian Floody and tenor saxophonist Troy Roberts. MGN
CHARLIE HUNTER JOE'S PUB / JUNE 10 While novelty may have drawn some initial listeners to Charlie Hunter's playing, his extraordinary melodic sense, exceptional chops and creative project choices have kept his name deservedly in the limelight for more than two decades. Renowned for his work on seven-string and eight-string guitars, Hunter applies formidable technique to exploiting the instruments' enhanced range, simultaneously tackling bass lines, melodies, supportive comping and tonal colors. The results are truly one-of-a-kind and have been applied intelligently to diverse sets of avant garde outings, jam-based fusion events and even straight-ahead fare. At Joe's Pub, Hunter's latest format, a trio with Curtis Fowlkes on trombone and Bobby Previte on drums, features music from their new CD Let the Bells Ring On, a rootsy, funky workout for this ensemble. SH
DAVID BERKMAN SMALLS JAZZ CLUB / JUNE 10 David Berkman came to New York in the mid-1980s and made his early mark as a sideman with Tom Harrell and Cecil McBee. The pianist began recording as a leader in the late 1990s and gained attention for his harmonically rich compositions, which often have unexpected twists. Berkman has a sublime playing style accented by a spirit of adventure, economical but always captivating. To celebrate the release of his Palmetto CD Old and New Friends, his fifth for the label, Berkman is joined by an outstanding band including saxophonists Dayna Stephens, Billy Drewes and Adam Kolker, all of whom appear on his new album; bassist Ugonna Okegwo, who has frequently performed on the pianist's CDs, and drummer Johnathan Blake. KD
BILLY HARPER TRIBECA PAC / JUNE 11 One of the most thrilling saxophonists performing today, Billy Harper draws deeply from the inspiration of John Coltrane while maintaining his own uniquely vital voice and perspective. Sporting a hard-edged tone, Harper attacks music with astonishing virtuosity that demonstrates a breathtaking harmonic vocabulary spoken in a musical voice firmly rooted in blues and gospel traditions. Since his earliest recorded efforts— notably the 1975 masterpiece Black Saint —Harper has consistently blazed remarkable trails in the music and has engaged like-minded collaborators on his artistic journeys. Harper has found a particular musical simpatico in pianist Randy Weston, and their four-decade collaboration yielded wonderful fruit with their critically acclaimed The Roots of the Blues. They are reprising this project at their Highlights in Jazz performance at the Tribeca PAC. SH
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˜ Lanzoni photo by Niko Giovanni Coniglio, Charette by Simon Yu, Rodriguez by Rebecca Meek, Galliano by Braunschweig,
L I G H T BRIAN CHARETTE GUITAR CENTER / JUNE 11 Honored with first place as the Rising Star of Organ in the 2014 Downbeat Critics Poll, Brian Charette has hardly been a secret among fans of the Hammond B3. Charette's light touch helps him achieve a distinctive sound on his instrument. A prolific composer and recording artist, Charette has proven himself to be a versatile, inventive songwriter and arranger equally at home in bop, post-bop, blues, funk and even reggae, while his sense of humor is frequently a part of his music as well. Charette's trio features guitarist Will Bernard and drummer Eric Kalb. This free event from 5-7 p.m. celebrates the release of his new Posi-tone CD Alphabet City and includes an informal clinic between sets. KD
SONNY FORTUNE BIRDLAND / JUNE 16-20 Although often associated with a sound and aesthetic reminiscent of John Coltrane and noted for his fusion work with Miles Davis, saxophonist Sonny Fortune is a diverse player capable of ruminative tunefulness, sly humor and tremendous versatility across numerous styles. Over the past two decades, Fortune finally began to earn the accolades his talent warrants, through a series of critically acclaimed post-bop leaning albums. Parallel to his ever-growing solo work, Fortune is a longstanding participant in the 4 Generations of Miles project, collaborating with artists who worked with the legendary trumpet player in different eras of his career. At Birdland, Fortune joins guitarist Mike Stern, bassist Buster Williams and drummer Jimmy Cobb in sets that offer uniquely personal spins on the trumpeter's creative output. SH
PETE RODRIGUEZ MINTON'S / JUNE 17 Coming from deep bloodlines in Afro-Cuban music, classically trained and with a stellar academic background, vocalist and trumpeter Dr. Pete Rodriguez performs in a CD release party for El Conde Negro, on the appropriately titled Destiny label. The son of Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez, he was his dad's music director at age 19 and has accompanied all the greats including Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri and his godfather, Johnny Pacheco. He has a brash, forceful bravado on his horn, but also a refined, literate approach that suggests he listened to plenty of early Miles Davis or Latin legend Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros. He teams up with Luis Perdomo on piano and Fender Rhodes, bassist Ricky Rodriguez, drummer Rudy Royston and percussionist Robert Quintero. MGN
ABDULLAH IBRAHIM BLUE NOTE / JUNE 18-21 South African folk melodies and spirituality are rooted deeply in pianist Abdullah Ibrahim's music. He fled his homeland in 1963 to protest apartheid and Duke Ellington produced his first recording several months later. Ibrahim formed his primary band, the septet Ekaya (the Zulu word for "home"), in 1983. He returned to South Africa after Nelson Mandela's release from prison, and its Green Kalahari region is his home base. Ibrahim's new works and fresh take on older compositions show that anxiety and protest have given way to calm and celebration of his country's vast beauty. This version of Ekaya includes Noah Jackson (bass, cello), Will Terrill (drums) Andrae Murchison (trombone, trumpet), Cleave Guyton Jr. (alto sax, flute, clarinet), Lance Bryant (tenor sax) and Marshall McDonald (baritone sax). KF
RICHARD GALLIANO DIZZY'S CLUB COCA-COLA / JUNE 26-28 Most assuredly the premier accordion player in contemporary music, Frenchman Richard Galliano has forged a career others dream about. With a passion for improvising on romantic themes in classical music and world jazz, Galliano truly has done it all. Working with Chet Baker, Toots Thielemans, Ron Carter and Gary Burton honed his jazz sensibilities, but he's still attuned to the nueva tangos of mentor Astor Piazzolla and Brazilian music of the authentic masters. You may hear compositions by Thelonious Monk, his original inspiration Clifford Brown, or a mix of choppy, staccato themes with the troubadour soul of a seasoned poet deeply in love. Galliano performs select works from his recent Resonance CD Sentimentale with his quintet: guitarist Vic Juris, pianist John Nelson, bassist George Mraz and drummer Mauricio Zottarelli. MGN
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624-3250. www.owlshopcigars.com. Wed: 9pm-12am free adm Hawkins Jazz Collective. PICCOLO PIZZA: 24 Prospect St. Ridgefield. 203-438-8200. Sets: 6-9pm. Free adm. Tues: Matt Criscuolo; Sun: Kids open mic w/Joey Digrazia. PIZZERIA LAURETANO: 291 Greenwood Av. Bethel. www.pizzerialauretano.com. 203792-1500. Jun 7: Arthur Lipner & Brasilian Vibes; 14: Michael Leventhal Qnt; 21: Renard Boissiere Qrt. RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE: 80 East Ridge. Ridgefield. www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org. 203-438-5795. Jun 10: 7:30pm Matt Schofield; 21: 8pm Al Di Meola; 23: 8pm Madeleine Peyroux Trio. The SIDE DOOR JAZZ CLUB: At Old Lyme Inn. 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme. 860-434-0886. www.thesidedoorjazz.com. Sets: 7:30pm. Jun 4: Steve Davis Qnt; 5: Vadim Neselovskyi Trio; 6: Renee Rosnes Qrt w/Steve Nelson; 12: Leslie Pintchick Trio; 13: Mimi Jones Qrt; 19: Benny Green Trio; 20: Luis Perdomo; 26: J.D Allen Trio; 27: Jeremy Pelt Qrt. TWO BOOTS: 281 Fairfield Av. Bridgeport. www.twobootsbridgeport.com. 203-3311377. Jun 27: 5-8pm $10 adm Dee Cassella & Elynne Rey; 28: 7pm + 8:30pm Jam free Uri Shaham Trio. WILTON PIZZA: 101 Old Ridgefield Rd. Wilton. Wed: 6-9pm free adm Matt Criscuolo Qrt.
AMERICAN HOTEL: 49 Main St. Sag Harbor. 631-725-3535. www.theamericanhotel.com. Fri-Sat: 6:30-10:30pm Lee Glantz. BOCA: 74 Shore Rd. Glen Cove. 516-674-8000. www.bocakbny.com. Mon: 7-10pm: Ian Petillo. The CROOKED RAIL: 61 Larkfield Rd. East Northport. www.thecrookedrail.com. 631239-6082. Sun: 8pm-12am Jam Experience w/Mike Guido & Mike Nugent. GLEN COVE MANSION: 200 Dosoris Ln. Glen Cove. www.glencovemansion.com. 516-6716400. Fri: 8pm-12am. HARMONY VINEYARDS: 169 Harbor Rd. Head of the Harbor. 631-291-9900. www.har monyvineyards.com/main/jazz_glub. 2 drink min. Thurs 8-10pm & Sat 9-11pm: Ray Anderson w/Steve Salerno. HIGH NOTE: 136 Bway. Amityville. 631-6088000. www.highnoteny.com. 1st Tues: Bay Big Band. ONDA LOUNGE: At Allegria Hotel. 80W Bway. Long Beach. 516-889-1300. www.allegriaho tel.com. Thurs: 8pm-12am Jazz & Sushi feat Ian Petillo Trio 06/4&18. PIERRE’S: 2468 Main St. Bridgehampton. www.artofsong.org/jazz_at_pierres. 631537-5110. Tues&Sun: 6:30-9:30pm. 1st Tues: Jody Carlson Trio. TRATTORIA GRASSO: 134 Main St. Cold Spring Harbor. www.trattoriagrasso.com. 631-367-6060. Sets: Fri 7:30pm, Sun 6pm. Jun 5: Jerry Weldon Trio; 7: Melody Rose & Andrew Carroll; 19: Madeline Kole Trio; 26: Joanna Durante Trio. TREME: 553 Main St. Islip. 631-277-2008. www.tremeislip.com. WALK STREET TAVERN: 1218 Jericho Tpk. New Hyde Park. 516-354-9732. Last Tues: 9pm-12am Jam w/John Ray & Ian Petillo.
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76 HOUSE: 110 Main St. Tappan. 845-359-5476. www.76house.com. Wed: 8-11pm free adm Quintets w/Mark Hagan except 06/10 & feat artists + Jam. Jun 10: Alan Namery; 17: Steve Bernstein & Arthur Baron; 24: The Meeting House Jazz Orch. ALBRIGHT-KNOX ART GALLERY: 1285 Elmwood Av. Buffalo. 716-882-8700. www.albrightknox.org. 1st Fri: 5:30-7:30pm Jazz & Happy Hour. The DAUTAJ: 36 Oakland Ave. Warwick. 845986-3666. www.thedautaj.com. Free adm. Sat: 7:30-11:30pm Richard Wiggins. 1st Sun: 7-8:30pm NY Swing Exchange Band. FALCON ARTS: 1348 Rte 9 West. Marlboro. www.liveatthefalcon.com. 845-236-7970. $20 don suggested. Sets unless otherwise noted: 7pm, if opening act (Op) 8pm main act; Sun 10am-2pm Brunch (B). Residency (R): Sun 7pm Guillermo Klein & Symmetrical Moon Vamps. Jun 3: Popa Chubby & friends; 4: Gene Ess & Fractal Attraction; 5: Op Jim Hayes + Alexis P. Suter Band; 6: Ed Palermo Big Band; 7: B Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis, 7pm R; 10: Kingston High School Jazz Cabaret; 11: Antonio Sanchez & Migration; 12: Op Leon Wilks + Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams w/spec guest Bill Payne; 13: Op Liz Queler & Seth Farber + The Levin Brothers; 14: B Buffalo Stack, 7pm R; 17: tba; 18: David Bixler Auction Project feat Arturo O'Farrill; 19: Simone Felice w/Anna Mitchell; 20: Op Isabella Englert + Ben Williams & State of Art; 21: B Alexis P. Suter & The Ministers of Sound, 7pm R; 24: Op Big Thief + Jonah Smith w/Buffalo Stack; 25: The Groover Qrt w/Mike LeDonne & Peter Bernstein; 26: Op Dylan Doyle Band + Professor Louie & The Crowmatix; 27: Soñando; 28: B Erik Lawrence Qrt, 7pm R. LEKKER: 3928 Main St. Stone Ridge. 845-6879794. www.lekker209.com. Jun 4: 6-9pm Teri Roiger Trio. MAVERICK CONCERT HALL: 120 Maverick Rd. Woodstock. www.maverickconcerts.org. 845-679-8348. Jun 21: Teri Roiger NYACK LIBRARY: 59S Bway. Nyack. 845-3583370 www.nyacklibrary.org. Jun 26: 8pm Reimagining the Music of Thelonious Monk feat Duane Eubanks, Scott Reeves. QUINN’S: 330 Main St. Beacon. www.quinns beacon.com. Mon: 8pm free adm Monday Night Jazz Sessions. Jun 1: Joe Fiedler Organ Trio; 8: Michael Bates Gp; 15: George Coleman Jr. Rivington Project; 22: Eric Person Duoscope; 29: Baba Andrew Lamb Trio. TURNING POINT CAFÉ: 468 Piermont Av. Piermont. www.turningpointcafe.com. 845359-1089. Mon: 8-11:30pm $5 adm Monday Jam by John Richmond.
The DOG AND DUCK: 45-20 Skillman Av. Sunnyside. www.thedogandduckny.com. 718-406-9048. Tues: 8:30-11pm free adm Jon Price Duo. FLUSHING TOWN HALL: 137-35 Northern Blvd. Flushing. www.flushingtownhall.org. 718-463-7700. 1st Wed: 6pm Clinic, 7pm Jam. FRONT TOWARD ENEMY: 40-11 30th Av. Astoria. www.fronttowardenemynyc.com. 718-545-2269. Wed: 7:30-10:30pm Keyed Up series.
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HOT FLASHES Musician-Educator's Corner One would be hard-pressed to find a more versatile pianist than Stanley Cowell. An artist whose work has graced the recordings of Marion Brown, The Heath Brothers, Max Roach, Bobby Hutcherson and others, Cowell has also demonstrated his own remarkable touch as a bandleader, capable of bridging diverse worlds from stride to free jazz. Slowing down his touring in the early 1980s to begin a distinguished teaching career, first at Lehman College and later at Rutgers University, Cowell has retired from teaching and resumed a more active performing life, drawing upon the lessons, and sometimes even former students, from his university years on several inspired albums. Hailing from Toledo OH, Cowell recalls a formative experience of hearing Art Tatum. "He performed at my house when I was six years old," Cowell recalls. "That experience stamped me subconsciously with an image of the crystallization of jazz piano! From that point on, it was about discovery." This initial introduction to the master of stride piano certainly imprinted on Cowell, whose own left-hand work on the keyboard strongly echoes the pre-bop piano masters and has helped to shape his distinctive sound. Also classically trained, Cowell continued his music studies at Oberlin College, during which time he worked with Rahsaan Roland Kirk, before finally settling in New York. There, he developed remarkable connections and collaborations. "When I moved to New York in 1966, I was invited to a rehearsal at Max Roach's," Cowell explains. "That was also when I first met Charles Tolliver." Working with Max Roach, he found a drummer who imparted strong musical and entrepreneurial advice and whose own continued artistic development provided Cowell with inspiration. Along with Tolliver, Cowell applied some of Roach's business teachings to cofound Strata-East Records, an independent artist-run label. "Max was always encouraging us to be creative and entrepreneurial and also to control our intellectual property," he recalls. "That time was an important learning experience." Indeed, the 1970s proved a remarkable period for Cowell, during which he delivered some of his most memorable and beloved performances across an astounding range of musical styles. However, in 1981,
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he decided to wind down touring, ultimately leaving his tenure with The Heath Brothers in favor of a teaching position. Accepting a role at Lehman College, Cowell taught there until 2000, when he accepted a tenured position at Rutgers University, which he held until his retirement in 2013. His years of working in a wide range of styles and with remarkable mentors like Roach ensured Cowell's ability to provide a particularly broad teaching approach for his students. While handling keyboard and improvisation classes, Cowell was also able to draw on his own business work and hold business seminars. "I was able to teach improvisation classes to both undergraduate and graduate students," Cowell notes. "And especially with the grad students, I could hold sessions on contract reading and I was always encouraging students to create new venues and performing situations. Jazz musicians should look outside of the club mentality and connect with other types of ensembles. I think a lot of new young musicians are advancing the cause with this." A few years before his retirement from Rutgers, Cowell began to emerge on the recording scene, releasing several acclaimed CDs on Steeplechase Records. They both demonstrate that his trademark versatility has lost none of its vigor and his playing remains as fresh and vibrant as ever. The decades of teaching also seem to have brought fresh perspectives to his playing, new and remarkable compositions, as well as new collaborators: on 2012's It's Time, Cowell is joined by two former students, Tom Dicarlo and Chris Brown.
Cowell continues to assert and refine his solo career, most recently with two new albums. Are You Real finds him in a trio setting with Ray Anderson and Billy Drummond and Juneteenth offers a solo piano performance of a large-scale work
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FRESH TAKES Fresh off a first-prize win in Belgium's B-Jazz Competition, pianist Angelo Di Loreto's trio performs at Manhattan's Saint Peter's Church on Sunday, June 14. The church, frequented by jazz musicians, is a favorite of Di Loreto. The trio's repertoire, described by Di Loreto as "original music and re-imagined jazz standards," will be paired with "improvised sacred music." The trio, which includes bassist Jeff Koch and drummer Philippe Lemm, also plans to hit at Spain's Getxo Jazz Festival this summer. The greatest transformation for the trio was during Di Loreto's master's training at the Manhattan School of Music, where the players pursued a joint study with faculty members Ted Rosenthal, John Reilly and Jay Anderson. "We discovered that we had an insane level of chemistry right from the beginning," Di Loreto says. "Each of us can predict what the others are going to do." Over a standard, for example, "I can abanHOT FLASHES...
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Cowell composed while on sabbatical. This month, Cowell reunites with Anderson and Drummond at the Village Vanguard, augmenting the trio with saxophonist Bruce Williams. "This will be in the middle of the groove, of the tradition," he says. "I think it's going to be a great week and a lot of fun." Stanley Cowell will perform at the Village Vanguard June 16-21. Find out more at www.villagevanguard.com.
Concerts, Benefits and Remembrance The Italian Cultural Institute of New York will present three rising Italian jazz piano stars on June 1 at Roulette. These wonderful talentsâ€”Giovanni Guidi, Alessandro Lanzoni and Domenico Sannaâ€”will each perform sets that night. Find out more at www.roulette.org. The music of Duke Ellington provides the focus for an all-star big band's performance at the Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence NJ on June 7. The event is open to the public with requested donations and all money raised will support IMAGINE, a grief support center for families in New Jersey. Details at www.imaginenj.org. The unexpected passing of trumpet master Lew Soloff in March shocked the
By Nathan Kamal, student at The New School don the form if I want, and stay on one chord, and they'll be able to find me." At MSM, Di Loreto studied individually with Rosenthal and Vijay Iyer. They helped him refine his style and "find things that were dormant inside of you all along."
Angelo Di Loreto and his trio are at Saint Peter's Church on Sunday, June 14 at 5 p.m. for its Jazz V e s p e r s series.
jazz world and he will be remembered with a special performance at the Manhattan School of Music on June 8 at 7 p.m. Led by Paul Shaffer, this free event will include a wide variety of guest performers and speakers. Learn more at www.lewsoloff.com. The Jazz Gallery Honors Gala will celebrate Bob Cranshaw, Junior Mance, George Avakian and Hank O'Neal in an evening of tributes and performances on June 8. Tickets are available for a cocktail reception, VIP dinner and the event itself and can be purchased at www.jazz gallery.org. Dianne Reeves will headline the National Jazz Museum in Harlem's 2015 Benefit Concert on June 10. Hosted by Rhonda Hamilton and honoring Albert Maysles and Reggie Workman, the event will take place at Hunter College's Kaye Playhouse. More details at www.jazzmuse uminharlem.org. The Jazz Journalists Association has announced winners of its 2015 JJA Jazz Awards for musical excellence in calendar year 2014 and Randy Weston will be receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award. The annual public Jazz Awards party will be held at the Blue Note on June 16 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available at http://members.jazzjournalists.org/event1939958. continued on page 34
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. Fred Lyman, the retired maker of string basses who now lives in Florida, went to New Orleans in 1952 and looked up Brew Moore, who was working in a Bourbon Street strip club. Fred was carrying a guitar, and Brew suggested they play together. Fred expected he would play his tenor. But, hanging on a nail on the wall was a souvenir quality six-hole bamboo flute. Brew took it down and shook some cockroaches out of it, positioned his fingers, and looked at Fred to indicate that he was ready. When Fred asked what key he wanted to play in, he saw that Brew was offended at the implication that he couldn't play in every key. They began a medium tempo blues, and Brew played complex variations, scales, arpeggios, in an almost classical tone, perfectly in tune. Fred couldn't believe all this was coming from that piece of bamboo. He expressed his amazement, and Brew replied, 'That's what you get for denigrating my virtuosity!'" Bluegrass guitarist Tim O'Brien told Herb Gardner that the best pickup to put on a banjo is a Ford F-150. HOT FLASHES!... continued from page 33
Made In New York, a competition allowing jazz musicians to enter the contest by submitting videos online, celebrates its 2nd annual gala June 27 at Tribeca PAC. Taking the stage, alongside this year's winners and competition entrants from all over the world, are Randy Brecker, Alex Blake, Bobby Sanabria and Yaacov Mayman. Go to www.madeinnyjazz.com for more information. The 41st annual Jazz Record Collector’s Bash takes place at the Hotel Woodbridge in Iselin NJ June 26-27. This year again 78s, LPS, CDs as well as rare vintage jazz films and other memorabilia will be available for sell and trade. Check www.jazzbash.net for details.
A New Talent To Follow Newcomer on the jazz scene, vocalist/saxophonist Danny Bacher already displays talent and maturity that command attention. Graduated from New Jersey City University’s Music and Theater
program, his ease and chops caught the attention of many critics and fellow musicians alike who all praise his swinging, scatting and improvising skills. He’s celebrating the release of his debut recording, Swing That Music, paying homage to Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, and Louis Jordan, at the Metropolitan Room June 16, 25-26 and 28. Check his website at: www.danny bachermusic.com.
A Moment You Missed by Fran Kaufman Hot House Contributing Photographer The great Wycliffe Gordon, rehearsing with the Temple University Jazz Orchestra before their gig at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola on April 27, hangs up his trombone and has members of the orchestra put down their instruments and join him in some scatting. The orchestra is led by trumpeter Terell Stafford who is director of Jazz Studies and chair of Instrumental Studies at Temple. Bacher photo by John Abbott.
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NEVILLE DICKIE BICKFORD THEATRE / JUNE 1 It starts with a rumble of his left hand, and before you know it, pianist Neville Dickie has you right in the middle of his world of stride and ragtime, founded by Fats Waller, Willie "The Lion" Smith and James P. Johnson, all of whom caught Dickie's ear as a teenager in England. Dickie has devoted his life to this style. With a left hand that will take your breath away, this boogie woogie master can make any piano shout. As Tony Betts of The Jazz Rag writes, "to see this man sit down and channel James P. Johnson's 'Harlem Strut' is quite the experience." Featured on hundreds of recordings, Dickie strides into the Bickford with Joe Midiri on saxophones and clarinet and brother Paul on drums, trombone and vibes.
FALKNER EVANS MCCARTER THEATRE / JUNE 7 Pianist Falkner Evans credits his interest in jazz to what he says is "the freedom of expression allowed." After early years in Tulsa OK following the Beatles, Bob Dylan and The Band, Evans was drawn to jazz through John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy and Miles Davis. Evans' first recording, Level Playing Field (Metropolitan) was a trio effort that immediately established him on the New York jazz scene. With Point of the Moon (CAP) Evans expanded to a quintet, showing his skill to develop a single-line idea into a paragraph-long sentence. Original music from this recording and his follow-up, Arc (CAP) are given fresh invention when Evans is joined by saxophonist Marc Mommaas, trumpeter Kirk Knuffke, bassist Belden Bullock and drummer Matt Wilson. MICHAEL HASHIM MAYO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER / JUNE 14 Michael Hashim took an elementary school fascination with the saxophone and developed it into a musical life that has taken this alto master around the world. Inspired by Cannonball Adderley, Benny Carter and Johnny Hodges, Hashim has numerous albums as leader. Lotus Blossom (Stash), a 1990 small group recording paying tribute to Billy Strayhorn, and Multicolor Blue (Hep), a quintet Strayhorn salute, would lead to the 15-piece Billy Strayhorn Orchestra. Hashim says, "our repertoire includes works Strayhorn wrote specifically for the Ellington Orchestra, including 'Chelsea Bridge' and 'Raincheck,' new versions of tunes, like 'Take the A Train,' alongside rarely heard works like 'Swing Dance' and 'Cashmere Cutie.' Strayhorn's collaboration with Ellington, like his friendship, was very close, something you'll feel first hand with Hashim and bandmates.
LUIS PERDOMO HOTOKE / JUNE 18 Pianist Luis Perdomo's childhood home in Caracas Venezuela was filled with music. Alongside salsa, Latin, R&B and classical, Perdomo heard jazz greats Bud Powell and Oscar Peterson, two of his most important musical influences. Perdomo came to New York and studied with Harold Danko and Sir Roland Hanna, leading to performances and recordings with Ray Barretto, Ravi Coltrane, Brian Lynch and Miguel Zenón. With numerous albums as leader, Perdomo's just out Twenty-Two (Hot Tone Music) features bassist Mimi Jones and drummer Rudy Royston in a collection of challenging, complex rhythms the pianist says, “were inspired by Miguel Zenón, where patience and trust allowed me to take once off-limit musical devices and make them second nature.” In New Brunswick, Perdomo and bandmates focus on the latest release and some surprises for all.
Hashim photo by Katherine Bourbeau.
NEW JERSEY BY COUNTY
ATLANTIC SOMERS POINT JAZZ SOCIETY: 609-9276677. www.spjazz.org.
BERGEN HARVEST BISTRO: 252 Schraalenburgh Rd. Closter. www.harvestbistro.com. 201-7509966. Jun 25: 8-11pm Joel Zelnik Trio. PUFFIN CULTURAL FORUM: 20 Puffin Way. Teaneck. www.puffinculturalforum.org. 201836-8923. Jun 13: 8pm $10 don Greg Abate Trio. SOLARI’S: 61 River St. Hackensack. 201-4871969. Ev 1st Tues: 8pm One More Once Big Band. STONY HILL INN: 231 Polifly Rd. Hackensack. www.stonyhillinn.com. 201-342-4085. Jun 13&27: 8pm-12am Betty Liste Qrt.
BURLINGTON MEDFORD MEMORIAL COMMUNITY CENTER: 21 South Main St. Medford. 609-6542598. www.jazzandbluesshowcase.com. Jun 12: 7:30-10pm $20/15 adm Joe Magnarelli Trio. TRI-STATE JAZZ SOCIETY: PO Box 896. Mount Laurel. www.tristatejazz.org. 856-7200232. ESSEX BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH: 275W Market St. Newark. www.bethany-newark.org. 973623-8161. Jun 6: 6-7:30pm Jazz Vespers feat NJPAC Jazz For Teens. BRUSCHETTA RESTAURANT: 292 Passaic Av. Fairfield. 973-227-6164. www.bruschettarestaurantonline.com. Thurs: 7-10pm Rio Clemente Duo. CODA KITCHEN & BAR: 177 Maplewood Av. Maplewood. www.codamaplewood.com. 973-327-2247. Sun: 12-3pm Jazz Brunch feat Lee Glantz. DANA LIBRARY: Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University. 185 University Av. Newark. http://newarkwww.rutgers.edu/IJS/. 973-353-5595. DE’BORAH’S JAZZ CAFÉ: 18 Green St. Newark. www.deborahsjazzcafe.wix.com 862-237-9004. DUKE’S SOUTHERN TABLE: 11 Clinton St. Newark. www.dukesnewark.com. 862-7635757. Fri-Sat: 7:30-11:30pm. Sun: 2-5:30pm The Brooklyn Soul Train feat Dakota MacLeod & Ray Naccari. Jun 5&26: Pat Van Dyke; 6: Brevan Hampden; 12: Bruce Williams; 13: John Bauers; 19: Bradford Hayes; 20: Mariella; 26: see 06/5; 27: Andrae Murchison. GATEWAY CENTER: 1 Gateway Center. 283299 Market St. Newark. 973-624-8880. Jun 3: 12-1pm Steve Wilson Qrt. HAT CITY KITCHEN: 459 Valley St. Orange. 862-252-9147. Wed: 8pm Jam by Mike Lee. JAZZ HOUSE KIDS: 14 S Park St. Montclair. 973-744-2258 www.jazzhousekids.org. MCLOONE’S BOATHOUSE: 9 Cherry Ln at Northfield Av. West Orange. 862-252-7108. www.mcloonesboathouse.com. Sun: 11am3pm Jazz Brunch feat Doug Clarke Duo. NEWARK MUSEUM: 49 Washington St. Newark. www.newarkmuseum.org. 973-5966550. Jun 19: 7-9pm Jazz in the Garden 50th Anniv celeb feat Dee Dee Bridgewater. PALAZZO RESTAURANT: 11 S Fullerton Av. Montclair. www.palazzonj.com. 973-7466778. Fri-Sat: 7-10:30pm. PAPILLON 25: 25 Valley St. South Orange. 973-761-5299. www.papillon25.com. Thurs: 8:30pm.
PRIORY JAZZ CLUB: 233W Market St. Newark. 973-242-8012. Fri: 7-11pm. RICALTON’S: 19 Valley St. South Orange. www.ricaltons.com. 973-763-1006. Tues: 7:30-10:30pm & Sun Brunch 11am-3pm: Greg Bufford Trio. SUZYQUE’S BBQ & BAR: 34 S Valley Rd. West Orange. www.suzyques.com. 973-7367899. Free adm. Thurs: 8-11pm John Lee Trio w/spec guests. Jun 1,15&29: Glenn Franke's Bigband. TRUMPETS: 6 Depot Square. Montclair. 973744-2600. www.trumpetsjazz.com. Sets: unless otherwise noted 7:30&9pm, Fri-Sat 8&10pm, closed Mon-Tues. Adm varies. Jun 5: Frank & Diane Marino Qrt feat Harry Allen; 6: Adriano Santos Qrt; 10: 7pm Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band w/The Elizabeth H.S. Upper Academy Jazz Band; 13: Royal Scam-Steely Dan Cover Band; 14: 3-6pm Sweet Plaintain; 21: 2-6pm Jazz For Prostate Cancer Awareness Jazz Fest Fundraiser; 27: Ed Alstrom. WBGO: 54 Park Pl. Newark. www.wbgo.org. 973-624-8880.
GLOUCESTER CAP’N CAT CLAM BAR: 3111 Delsea Dr. Franklinville. www.capncatclambar.com. 856-694-9888. Thurs-Sat 6:30-10:30pm & Sun 5-9pm: Gil Lewis Trio.
HUDSON BRASSERIE DE PARIS: 700 1st St. Hoboken. www.brasseriedeparishoboken.com. 201942-9700. Jun 4: 7-10pm Yael & Gabriel. HUDSON RIVERFRONT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 1500 Harbor Bld. Weehawken. 201-716-4540. www.hrpac.org. LIBERTY HOUSE RESTAURANT: 82 Audrey Zapp Dr. Jersey City. 201-395-0300. www.lib ertyhouserestaurant.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. 201-8768800. Thurs: 8pm Manouche Bag. MAXWELL’S TAVERN: 1039 Washington St. Hoboken. www.maxwellsnj.com. 201-6537777. Tues: 8pm free adm. 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. RIVERVIEW FISK PARK: Jersey City Heights. www.riverviewjazz.org. 347-645-3581. Jun 6: 12pm Jazz House Kids Organ Messengers dir by Radam Schwartz, Tony Malaby & Paloma Recio, Dave Stryker & Eight Track Band, John Robinson & Pat Van Dyke, Swamp Cabbage, Beninghove & Hangmen, Chino Pons & Grupo Irek.
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. Jun 6: Landom Brothers; 13: Victor North; 20: Vince Ector; 27: Daryl Yokley. MCCARTER THEATRE: 91 University Pl. Princeton. 609-258-2787. www.mccarter.org. Jun 6: 8pm A Cappella Vocal Jazz; 7: 4pm Falkner Evans. SALT CREEK GRILLE: At Forrestal Village. 1 Rockingham Row at Rte 1. Princeton. 609419-4200. www.saltcreekgrille.com. Fri-Sat:
7-11pm. Jun 5: Keith Franklin; 6: Kameelah Samar; 12: Jackie Jones; 13: Jerry Topinka; 19: Charles Clark; 20: Rainbow Fresh; 26: LaDee Streeter; 27: Carol Lynne.
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. DUE MARI: 78 Albany St. New Brunswick. www.duemarinj.com. 732-296-1600. Jun 5: 6:30-9pm free adm Misha Josephs Solo. HOTEL WOODBRIDGE AT METROPARK: 120 Wood Av South. Iselin. 732-494-6200. www.hotelwoodbridgemetropark.com. Jun 26-27: 8am $20-10 adm www.jazzbash.net Annual Jazz Record Collectors’ Bash. HOTOKE RESTAURANT BAR LOUNGE & SUSHI: 350 George St. New Brunswick. 732246-8999. www.hotokerestaurant.com. Thurs: 8-11pm free adm/$5 min. Jun 4: Cocomama Qrt; 11: Vanessa Perea Qrt; 18: Luis Perdomo & Controlling Ear Unit. LA TAVOLA CUCINA RISTORANTE: 700 Old Bridge Tpk. South River. 732-238-2111. www.latavolacucinanj.com. Thurs: 7:30pm Jam. NOVITA: 25 New St. Metuchen. 732-549-5306. www.novitanj.com. Sets: Thurs: 6-10pm; FriSat 7-11pm. Thurs: Champian Fulton; Fri: Lou Watson; Sat: George Fitzsimmons. TUMULTY’S: 361 George St. New Brunswick. www.tumultys.com. 732-545-6205. Tues: 8pm + 9:30pm Jam feat Emerging Artists Band. Jun 2: Chris DeVito Gp; 9: Anthony Fazio Gp; 16: Jimmy Merchant Gp; 23: Eric Neveloff Gp; 30: Justin Jones Gp.
MONMOUTH COUNT BASIE THEATRE: 99 Monmouth St. Red Bank. www.countbasietheatre.org. 732842-9000. Jun 20: 8pm $250-50 adm Norah Jones. GIAMANO’S: 301 Main St. Bradley Beach. 732775-4275. www.giamanos.com. Free adm/no min. HOTEL TIDES: 408 7th Av. Asbury Park. 732897-7744. www.hoteltides.com. Sets: 710pm. Jun 14: Carrie Jackson Trio; 28: Barbara King. LA LANGOSTA: 1000 Ocean Av. Asbury Park. 732-455-3275. www.langostalounge.com.
MORRIS BICKFORD THEATRE: 6 Normandy Heights Rd. Morristown. 973-971-3706. Concerts 89:30pm. www.njjs.org. $15/18 adm. Jun 1: Neville Dickie w/Joe Midiri & Paul Midiri. HIBISCUS RESTAURANT: 270 South St. Morristown. www.hibiscuscuisine.com. 973359-0200. Tues 6-9pm, Fri 7-10pm, Sat 6:309:30pm, Sun Brunch 12-3pm. Jun 12: Joel Zelnik Trio. MAXFIELD’S ON MAIN: 713 Main St. Boonton. www.maxfieldsonmain.com. 973588-3404. MAYO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 100 South St. Morristown. www.mayoarts.org. 973-539-8008. Jun 14: 3pm Michael Hashim & Billy Strayhorn Orch; 25: 8pm Stanley Jordan & Kevin Eubanks. 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. Jun 4: Todd Collins
Trio; 5: John Carlini Jazz Trio; 6: “King” Solomon Hicks Qrt; 7: Marlene Verplanck; 10: Bucky Pizzarelli Trio; 12: Jerry Vivino Qrt; 14: Keith Ingham; 19: Grover Kemble Jerry Vezza Trio; 20: Dion Parson; 21: Stephanie Nakasian w/Hod O’Brien.
OCEAN OCEAN COUNTY COLLEGE: College Dr. Toms River. 732-255-0500. www.ocean.edu. $18/22 adm. www.njjs.org. Concerts: 89:30pm. Jun 10: Peter Ford Baby Soda.
SOMERSET WATCHUNG ARTS CENTER: 18 Stirling Rd. Watchung. www.watchungarts.org. 908-7530190. Jun 5: 8pm ImpresaRIO series feat Rio Clemente.
SUSSEX NEWTON THEATRE: 234 Spring St. Newton. 973-383-3700. www.thenewtontheatre.com. Jun 18: 8pm Al Di Meola; 19: 8pm John Pizzarelli.
UNION 16 PROSPECT WINE BAR & BISTRO: 16 Prospect St. Westfield. 908-232-7320. www.16prospect.com. Free adm/no min. Thurs: 8-11pm Carrie Jackson & friends. CROSSROADS: 78 North Av. Garwood. 908232-5666. www.xxroads.com. Tues: 9pm free adm Jam w/Crossroads All Stars. FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH: 524 South St. New Providence. 908-464-5177. Jun 7: 4pm Duke Ellington benefit concert feat Kevin Bryan, Rob Henke, Max Morden, Brian Pareschi, Alan Ferber, Jason Jackson, Ben Williams, Sharel Cassity, Bill Easley, Mark Gross, Carl Maraghi, Sam Sadigursky. MONDO: 426 Springfield Av. Summit. 908-3011285. www.mondosummit.com. Jun 20: 8pm Dan Rufolo Trio. ST ELIZABETH’S CHURCH: 305 North Broad St. Elizabeth. www.stelizabethschurch nj.org. 908-289-0681. Jun 5: 8-10pm Maurício de Souza & Bossa Brasil® feat Anton Denner. VAN GOGH’S EAR CAFÉ: 1017 Stuyvesant Av. Union. www.vangoghsearcafe.com. 908810-1844. Sun: 8-11pm $4 adm. Jun 7: Pat Clare Trio; 21: Dave Hessel; 28: Komeda Project. VINTAGE RESTAURANT: 9 W Westfield Av. Roselle Park. www.vintageitalianrestaurant. net. 908-445-4520. Jun 20: 7pm free adm Carrie Jackson & friends.
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. Jun 4: R; 5: Adam Niewood & Paradigm Shift; 6: Vicki Doney Trio; 7: Bobby Avey Qrt; 11: R; 12: Greg Abate Qrt; 13: Carrie Jackson & Jazzin’ All Stars; 14: Bill Charlap; 18: R; 19: David Bixler & Auction Project feat Arturo O’Farrill; 20: Stephanie Nakasian w/Hod O’Brien Gp feat Veronica Swift; 21: Erica Golaszewski Qrt; 25: R; 26: Mike Stephans & Fours of Nature; 27: “Sweet” Sue Terry; 28: Marty Wilson Trio; 29: Deer Head Inn Jazz Orch.
BRIDGE CROSSINGS Roy Nathanson has a varied career as a saxophonist, composer, band-leader, actor and teacher. He is leader and principal composer of the Jazz Passengers, which he co-founded with Curtis Fowlkes in 1987. He has scored works for PBS and HBO, films by Jacob Burkhardt and Tamara Jenkins, and numerous theater productions. His sideman credits include four years recording and touring with The Lounge Lizards, work with Marc Ribot's Rootless Cosmopolitans, Charles Earland and The Shirelles. He performs at The Stone for a weeklong residency June 2-7.
Q. Anything you'd rather be doing than playing music? A. "No" is the short answer. I love writing, teaching, friends, my family, Difaro's pizza, and reading on my porch deck but when I'm playing and it's right... Q. One gig or recording of yours you can't shake? A. I'm fickle and kind of speedy so it's always the last one that worked I can't shake. I was just in Germany with Sotto Voce at NDR and we hadn't played in a while and it was magical. Then a few days later my high school kids came from New York and we all played with 60 people on stage and it's all still in my head... Q. One gig or recording of a contemporary? A. I love Ribot's first solo CD Don't Blame Me and Threadgill's Spirit of Nuff Nuff but there are a lot more.
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Q. Favorite place in the world to play, public or private? A. Banlieues Bleus jazz festival in Paris. It's an amazing festival and organization run by Xavier Lemettre. Q. Is a Jazz Passenger different than a Jazz Messenger? A. Ha! A Jazz Passenger is just moving along with the world trying to deal with as much grace and humor as possible given the circumstances. I'm no kind of Messenger, but the assumption is that such a person leads with a torch! Q. What have you learned from being a Jazz Passenger? A. I've learned that musical language is a shared thing built by a kind of family and, like all languages, it evolves over time. Our band has been together nearly 30 years now and, although we don't play often enough together, an effortless communication and sound exists and flourishes. And I've learned that Mingus, Monk and all these brilliant jazz players of the 20th century have built a world that is a singular pleasure to explore. Q. We're entering into a political season. Is jazz by its nature a political statement? A. I always thought so but since I've met young people who play totally free and have reactionary Ayn Rand-ish politics, I can't say it is. I think it's a culture and, like all cultures, deals with the push and pull of the individual and community. In the 60s and 70s when the avant garde existed in the framework of political resistance it was by nature political but as jazz has become part of academia and more institutionalized, that definition has changed. Q. If you were starting out now would you change anything? A. I dropped out of Columbia to practice and went to San Francisco and joined a circus. Times are so different now and the
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“…I’ve learned that Mingus, Monk and all these brilliant jazz players of the 20th century have built a world that is a singular pleasure to explore.”
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world of musical ideas is centered around school. I would just go to New England Conservatory of Music or one of several really creative academic programs now. Q. If you didn't live in NYC where would you live? A. Paris. I have great relationships there and they really appreciate my music. Q. How have your recorded music listening habits changed given all the current options? A. Yeah, unfortunately. I just don't have time to keep my record collection together so I listen on my iPhone. I've put a lot of my CDs on my computer and bought/downloaded some CDs, plus I'm totally against it but my family got Spotify so I protested but started using it; but it's like listening myself out of a job so I've cut it out. Q. What do you struggle with in your creative life? A. Since I started running the music department at ICE, an alternative NYC public school, I just don't have a lot of extra time. I play with the kids and do text/music stuff professionally with them (see subwaymoon.com) but it isn't the long unstructured days that I used to have and that makes things harder. Q. Do you work on music every day? A. Yeah I practice every day, play with the kids at school and do as much writing as I can. Q. You'll be playing duos, among other things, at The Stone. Who, alive or not, would be your dream duo partner? A. Monk for sure. And Dolphy, Harry Partch, Billy Holiday. Q. If there's an afterlife, one piece of music you heard here that you'll remember there? A. Out to Lunch or Monk and Trane playing "In a Sentimental Mood." Q. What's the last truly great piece of music you listened to live or recorded? A. Julius Eastman's Stay On It (1971) from the collected works of Julius Eastman released by New World Records. The CD was released a few years ago and Anthony Coleman loaned to me. Julius was a genius black classical composer, improviser and musician who lived in the Lower East Side in the 80s. Q. What are a few pieces of music that made you the person or musician you are today? A. Out to Lunch, My Favorite Things, the Cage prepared piano pieces, anything Sonny Criss played, Dylan's "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" sung by Nina Simone. Q. You're having a dinner party and can invite three musicians. Who would they be? A. Eric Dolphy, Duke Ellington and Bertold Brecht. Seems like that would be a conversation...
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JACKSON ROOM: 192-07 Linden Blvd. St Albans. www.jacksonroom.com. 718-5252387. Last Sat: 8&10pm $15 adm incl snacks/beverage feat Ed Jackson Qrt. LOUIS ARMSTRONG HOUSE MUSEUM: 3456 107th St. Corona. 718-478-8274. www.louisarmstronghouse.org. $10 adm. Tues-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm: Guided Tours. PROPER CAFÉ: 21701 Linden Blvd. Cambria Heights. Queens. 718-341-2233. Wed: 811:30pm $10 adm. QUEENS LIBRARY FOREST HILLS: 108-19 71st Av. Forest Hills. 718-268-7934. Jun 20: 3pm Women's Jazz Qrt w/Carol Sudhalter. SUNNYSIDE REFORMED CHURCH: 48-03 Skillman Av. Sunnyside. 718-426-5997. www.queenschurches.org. Jun 6: 7pm free adm Astoria Big Band. TERRAZA 7 TRAIN CAFÉ: 40-19 Gleane St. Elmhurst. www.terrazacafe.com. 718-8039602. Sun: 9:45pm-2am $5 adm Jam; 3rd Thurs: 9:30pm $7 Victor Prieto. VITE VINOSTERIA: 31-05 34th St. Astoria. 718-278-8483. www.vitevinosteria.com. Jun 7: 1-4pm Brunch w/Michelle Walker Duo.
ALVIN & FRIENDS: 14 Memorial Hwy. New Rochelle. www.alvinandfriendsrestaurant. com. 914-654-6549. Sets: 7-10:30pm free adm. Jun 26: Echoes Jazz Qrt. BEANRUNNER CAFÉ: 201 S Division & Esther St. Peekskill. 914-737-1701. www.beanrunnercafe.com. Fri-Sat: 810:30pm $10 adm. Jun 13: Eric Person Trio; 27: Shunzo Ohno. The BRONKERS TAP HOUSE: 790 McLean Av. Yonkers. 914-327-4001. Wed: 7:3010:30pm free adm John Lang Trio. ELEMENTS: 161 Mamaroneck Av. White Plains. www.elementswhiteplains.com. 914358-4930. Tues: 6:30-9:30pm. MASTERS SCHOOL: 49 Clinton Av. Dobbs Ferry. 914-479-6400. www.mastersny.org. www.jazzforumarts.org. 914-631-1000. Wed: 6:30-8pm free adm. Jun 17: Ed Bettinelli Qrt; 24: Ron Vincent Qnt feat Miles Griffith. RECOLOGIE: 49 Lawton St. New Rochelle. 914-278-9350. www.recologie.com. 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 Pondfield Rd. Bronxville. www.underhillscrossing.com. 914-337-1200. Jun 5: Larry Newcomb.
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PIANO IN THE PARK
MAY 25-OCTOBER 2 Bryant Park: bet 40th & 42nd Sts and 5th & 6th Aves, New York, NY www.bryantpark.org/calendar, 212-768-4242. Mon-Fri, 12-1:45pm: Ayako Shirasaki, Bertha Hope, Dan Manjovi, Daryl Sherman, David Fernandez, Deanna Witkowski, Dona Carter, Frank Owens, Isaac ben Ayala, Joel Forrester, Jon Weber, Kuni Mikami, Larry Ham, Luiz Simas, Roy Eaton, Russ Kassoff, Sue Maskaleris, Victor Lin, Yuka Aikawa.
Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Natalie Cole, Nelson Gonzalez & Son Mundano, Ottmar Leibert & Luna Negra, Ozric Tentacles, Pedrito Martinez Gp, Pirulo Y La Tribu, Rabbi Darkside, The Rippingtons, Robert Cray Band, Robert Glasper Trio, Roy Haynes, Savion Glover, Skyzoo, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Stanton Moore Trio w/spec guests, The Subdudes, SUPERMAMBO! A Vibes Tribute to Tito Puente, Svetlana & The Delancey Five w/Wycliffe Gordon, Thana Alexa Project, Williamsburg Salsa Orch, Youngjoo Song Qrt.
Lee Konitz Ayako Shirasak
JA ZZ ON THE PLAZA
MAY 28-AUGUST 27 Saint Peter’s Church: 619 Lexington Ave at 54th St, (Citicorp Bld), New York, NY www.saintpeters.org, 212-935-2200. Ev Thurs, 12:30-1:45pm: Alexis Cole, Bria Skonberg, Cynthia Sayers, Greg Lewis Organ Monk, Luis Perdomo, Melba Joyce, Nicki Parrott, Pedro Giraudo Sxt, Ron Blake, Seth Weaver Band, Sharel Cassity, Warren Wolf. BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL
JUNE 1-30 BB King Blues Club & Grill, Blue Note Jazz Club, Castillo Theatre, Highline Ballroom, Rumsey Playfield, Subrosa, The Town Hall: New York, NY www.bluenotejazzfestival.com, 212-475-0049. Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya, Al Di Meola, Al Kooper, Alfredo Rodriguez Trio, Alicia Hall Moran w/Jason Moran, Amiri Baraka’s Most Dangerous Man In America, Avishai Cohen & From Darkness Trio, Ayo, The Bad Plus & Joshua Redman, Bebel Gilberto, Buddy Guy, Buika, Camila Meza Qrt, Candido's 94th B-Day feat Bobby Sanabria Quarteto Ache, Chrisette Michelle, Corniel & Grupo Chow, Cosmic Jibaros, Darlene Love, David Murray Trio feat Terri Lyne Carrington, Dessy Di Lauro & Neo-Ragtime, Falu & Bollywood Orch, Freshlyground, Fulaso 11-Piece Funky Latin Soul, Gary U.S. Bonds, Gato Barbieri, Ginger Baker feat Pee Wee Ellis, Alec Dankworth & Abass Dodoo, Gregoire Maret w/spec guest Lizz Wright, Gregorio Uribe Big Band, Hiromi & The Trio Project, JJ Sansaverino, Joey Morant & Catfish Stew, John Macaluso Drum Show Clinic, Johnny O'Neal Trio, Kathleen Battle, Kenny G, Lee Konitz Qrt, Lex Sadler, Luba Mason, The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6, Mariachi Flor De Toloache, The Meridian Brothers, Meshell Ndegeocello/Roy Hargrove/
BURLINGTON DISCOVER JAZZ FESTIVAL
JUNE 5-14 Burlington, VT www.discoverjazz.com, 802-863-7992. Aaron Goldberg Trio, Charlie Haden & Rambling Boy, Chris Botti, Christian McBride Trio, Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld Duo, Dwight Ritcher Organ Trio, Full Tang, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Grundlefunk, Hadar Noiberg Trio, Jazz Junior, Joe Locke & Love is a Pendulum, Jussi Reijonen, Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band, The Latin Side of Billy Strayhorn, Long Trail Live, Madaila, Matt Schofield, Mavis Staples, Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio, Mimi Jones Band, Natalie Cressman, The Nephrok! Allstars, NSB's Music on the Marketplace, Nuf Said, Pimps of Joytime, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Rubblebucket, Sara Serpa & André Matos, Sneakers Jazz Band, Sound of Redemption - The Frank Morgan Story, Spanish Harlem Orch, Steve Lehman Oct, True Delta & From the Crossroads to the White House, Wadada Leo Smith & Golden Qrt, Wayne Shorter Qrt, The Wee Trio. SUMMERSTAGE
JUNE 6-AUGUST 23 Central Park, Marcus Garvey Park, New York, Queensbridge Park, Queens, Tompkin Square Park, Brooklyn, NY www.summerstage.org, 212-360-2777. Charlie Parker Jazz festival CP, Blue Note Jazz festival BN. CP Andy Bey, B-Love's Hip Hop Jazzy Groove, Baby do Brasil, CP Camille Thurman, CP Dr. Lonnie Smith, BN Gabriel Garzón-Montano, CP Jeff "Tain" Watts, CP Joe Lovano, CP “King” Solomon Hicks Trio, BN Meshell Ndegeocello, CP Michael Mwenso, CP Michela Taps, CP Myra Melford, CP Norma Miller, CP Oliver Lake Big Band, Roy Ayers, BN Roy Hargrove, CP Rudresh Mahanthappa, CP Samuel Coleman's Master Class, Wycliffe Gordon & friends.
3 SA ILS JAZZ FEST
JUNE 12-13 Ocean County College: College Dr, Toms River, NJ www.grunincenter.org/jazz-fest, 732-255-0500. Bernard Purdie feat Frankie Cicala, Blue Plate Special, Don Braden, Ellis & Delfeayo Marsalis, Lavay Smith & Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Paquito D'Rivera w/spec guest Bernie Williams, T. S. Monk, Tuffus Zimbabwe. Joe Lovano
RI VERV IEW J AZZ FESTIV AL
JUNE 6 Riverview Fisk Park, Jersey City Heights, NJ www.riverviewjazz.org, 347-645-3581. 12pm: Beninghove & Hangmen, Chino Pons & Grupo Irek, Dave Stryker & Eight Track Band, Jazz House Kids Organ Messengers dir by Radam Schwartz, John Robinson & Pat Van Dyke, Swamp Cabbage, Tony Malaby & Paloma Recio. DC JA ZZ F ESTIVA L
JUNE 10-16 Washington, DC www.dcjazzfest.org, 855-332-7767. Afrohorn, Alison Crockett, Allyn Johnson Trio, The Bad Plus & Joshua Redman, Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orch, Brad Linde & Big Ol' Ens, Bruce Williams, The Charles Rahmat Woods Qrt, Charlie Hunter Trio, Christylez Bacon, Common, The Cookers, Crush Funk Brass, David Schulman, Edmar Castañeda, Electric Trio, Elijah Jamal Balbed Jo-Go Project, Eric Byrd Trio, Esperanza Spalding, Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, George V. Johnson Jr., Greg Hatza's Organ Blues Band, Gretchen Parlato & Lionel Loueke Duo, Halley Shoenberg Jazz Qrt, Herman Burney Trio, Iva Jean Ambush Ens, Jack DeJohnette Trio, James King Duo, Janelle Gill Ens, John Scofield Überjam Band, The Lovejoy Gp, Mark Meadows & Somethin' Good, Marshall Keys, Marty Nau, Michael Thomas, Muneer Nasser, Nicholas Payton, Nobuki Takamen, Oliver Lake, Paquito D'Rivera, Paul Carr Qrt, Pepe Gonzalez Afro-Cuban-Latin Jazz Ens, Pocket Funk, Quiet Life Motel, Reginald Cyntje Ens, Sasha Elliott, Shacara Rogers, Sharón Clark, Siné Qua Non, Snarky Puppy, Soul Rebels, Stanton Moore Trio, Susan Priester, Sweet Lou Olutosin, Thundercat, UDC Jazztet, Wade Beach Trio, The W.E.S. Gp, WYTOLD.
Tito Puente Jr.
DUPONT CLIFFORD BROWN JAZZ FESTIVAL
JUNE 13-20 Rodney Square: 1100 N Market St, Wilmington, DE www.cliffordbrownjazzfest.com, 302-576-3095. Clifford Brown All-Star Tribute Band, Eric Merinthal, John “Sax” Williams, Pieces of a Dream, Tito Puente Jr. Orch. RED HOOK JA ZZ FESTIV AL
JUNE 14 AND 21 Urban Meadow: President & Van Brunt Sts, Brooklyn, NY www.facebook.com/RedHookJazzFestival. 1-6pm: Ahmed Abdullah Trio, Alon Nechushtan Qnt, Ben Monder Trio, Brooklyn Qawwali Party, Eric Person Trio, Jason Kao Hwang & Amygdala, Kenny Wessel Qrt, The Mighty Grinders, Rez Abbasi & Junction, Trio X + Rosi Hertlein.
JAZZ FORUM ARTS
JUNE 12-AUGUST 4 Prospect Park Bandshell: Brooklyn, NY www.bricartsmedia.org, 718-683-5600. Bill Frisell Trio w/spec guest Sam Amidon, Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9, Esperanza Spalding & Emily's D+Evolution, Jason Moran's Fats Waller Dance Party, José James, Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
JUNE 17-AUGUST 28 Dobbs Ferry, New York, Tarrytown, White Plains, Yonkers, NY, Greenwich, CT www.jazzforumarts.org, 914-631-1000. Bill Ware Qrt, Chris Rogers Qnt, Duchess feat Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner & Melissa Stylianou, Ed Bettinelli Qrt, Farnsworth Brothers Sxt, Gene Perla Qrt feat Viktorija Gecyte, Gerry Malkin Jazz Collective, Gil Parris Qrt, Gilberto "Pulpo" Colon Gp, Glenda Davenport Trio, HAM feat Jesse Brotter, Hiromi Kasuga Qrt, Marcus Goldhaber Qrt, Mark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum AllStars, Mark Wade Qrt, Mr. Gone feat Neil Alexander, Nancy Kelly Trio, Ricardo Gautreau & The Missing Link, Ron Vincent Qnt feat Miles Griffith, Shunzo Ohno Gp, Spero Plays Nyro, Sudan Baronian & Taksim, Sue
Lovano photo by Jimmy Katz, D'Rivera courtesy of Vandoren.
Maskeleris & Trio do Rio, Terry Silverlight Qnt, Tyrha Lindsey w/Jeff Pittson Trio, Vanderlei Pereira & Blindfold Test, Wolff & Clark Expedition. ROCHESTER I NTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
JUNE 19-27 Rochester, NY www.rochesterjazz.com, 585-454-2060. 78 RPM Big Band, Aaron Diehl, Alex Pangman, Ali Jackson Trio, Andrew McCormack Qrt, Anthony Strong, Antonio Sanchez & Migration, Arstidir, Benny Green, Bill Charlap, Bill Dobbins, Bill Tiberio Band, Blood Sweat and Tears w/Bo Bice, Blue Highway, Bob Albanese, Bob Sneider Trio, Bobby Henrie & the Goners, Brian Molley Qrt, Brockport Community Big Band, The California Honeydrops, Carl Atkins & Culture Clash, Carl Atkins & New Energy Big Band, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Champian Fulton, Chatham County Line, Chet Catallo & the Cats, Christine Jensen Jazz Orch w/Ingrid Jensen, Clifton Anderson Qnt, Cloudmakers Trio, Creation Dream - The Songs of Bruce Cockburn, Dana Fuchs Band, Danny Ziemann, Dave Douglas & High Risk, David Gibson & Boom, Denys Baptiste Triumverate, Diana Krall, Dirk Quinn Band, Dontae Winslow & Winslow Dynasty, Doug Stone, Duchess, Eivind Opsvik Overseas, Emmett Cohen, Eric Revis Trio, Fred Hersch, Freshly Ground, Gap Mangione, Gary Clark Jr. w/spec guest Beth Hart, George Colligan, GoGo Penguin, goodbyemotel, Grace Kelly, Greater Rochester Jazz Orch, Greece Jazz Band, Gypsophilia, Halie Loren, Hard Logic, Harkness Herriott Duo, Harold Danko, Harry Allen Qrt, Herb Alpert w/Lani Hall, High Definition Qrt, Hilario Duran, The HillBenders, Holly Cole, The Honeycutters, Ignacio Berroa & Hilario Duran Afro Cuban Jazz & Beyond, Ikebe Shakedown, Interzone, Jack Allen Big Band, Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, Jelly Bread, Jennifer Hudson, Jeremy Pelt Qrt, Jimmie Highsmith, Joe Locke & Love is a Pendulum, Joey Alexander, Jon Regen, Julia Biel, Julia Hülsmann Trio, Kat Edmonson, Katie Ernst & Little Words, Kavita Shah, Kenny Werner, Kirk MacDonald Qrt, Kneebody, Kurt Rosenwinkel New Qrt, Los Lonely Boys, Mama Corn, The Mavericks, Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio, Mike Kaupa, Mike Melito, Mitch Frohman Latin Jazz Qrt, Moutin Factory Qnt, Music Music Music, Nancy Kelly, The New Mastersounds, New Horizons, New West Guitar Gp, Nils Berg Cinemascope, Obara International, Omer Avital Qnt, Paradigm Shift-Mel Henderson, Penfield Rotary Big Band, Peter Rowan, Pilar, Prime Time Brass, The Rad Trads, Ranee Lee, Raul Midon, Renee Rosnes Qrt, Rob & Trey, Robin McKelle & the Flytones, Rochester Metro Jazz Orch, Roddy Ellias, Roses & Revolutions, Sauce Boss, Saxofour, Seldom Scene, Shannon & Barrett, Significant Other, Sonny Knight & The Lakers, The Soul Rebels, Soul Stew, Spectra, The Splendor, Stanley Clarke Band, Steep Canyon Rangers, Stephane Wrembel, Steve Gadd Band, Such Sweet Thunder, Teagan & the Tweeds, Tedeschi Truncks Ban + Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings + Doyle Bramhall II, Tessa Souter, Theo Croker, Trio Red, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Troyka, The Wood Brothers, Yellowjackets.
Long Branch, Point Pleasant, NJ www.jerseyshorefestival.org, 732-933-1984. Brianna Thomas, Jerry Topinka & friends, Sherri Pie Band. MIDSUMMER NIGHT SW ING
JUNE 23-JULY 11 Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park: West 62nd St, New York, NY www.midsummernightswing.org, 212-721-6500. Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses, Gordon Webster Big Band feat Brianna Thomas, Harlem Renaissance Orch, Jonathan Stout All-Star Orch feat Hilary Alexander.
Harlem Renaissance Orch
DJANGO REINHARDT NY FESTIVAL
JUNE 23-27 Birdland: 315 West 44th St (bet 8th & 9th Aves), New York, NY www.birdlandjazz.com, 212-581-3080. Brian Torff, Chris Washburne, DouDou Cuillerier, Edmar Castañeda, Ken Peplowski, Ludovic Beier, Olli Soikkeli, Pierre Blanchard, Samson Schmitt, Stephane Seva. MA DISON SQUA RE MUSIC
JUNE 24-JULY 1 Madison Square: bet 23rd & 26th Sts and Fifth & Madison Aves, New York, NY www.madisonsquarepark.org, 212- 538-1884. Chris Potter Underground Orch, Kat Edmonson.
FREIHOFER’S JAZZ FESTI VAL
JERSEY SHORE JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL
JUNE 20 AND AUGUST 29
JUNE 27-28 Saratoga Springs, NY www.spac.org, 518-587-3330. 12pm: Al Di Meola Electric Band, Benny Green Trio, Cassandra Wilson, Christian McBride Big Band, Django Festival All-Stars, Duchess, Erykah Badu, Etienne Charles, Heads of State, Kellylee Evans, Maze feat Frankie Beverly, Mike LeDonne Groover Qrt, Monty Alexander & Harlem-Kingston Express, Omer Avital Qrt, Pedrito Martinez Gp, Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters, Sheila E., Snarky Puppy, Sonny Knight & The Lakers,
Hersch photo by Mark Niskanen, Harlem Renaissance Orchestra by Kevin Yatarola, Wilson by Mark Seliger.
Steve Wilson & Wilsonian's Grain, Theo Croker, Yosvany Terry Qrt. JAZZ IN THE GARDEN
JULY 2-23 Newark Museum: 49 Washington St, Newark, NJ www.newarkmuseum.org, 973-596-6550. Ev Thurs, 12:15-1:45pm: Akiko Tsuruga Trio, Cocomama, David Gibson Qnt, Gary Bartz Qrt.
HOT JAZZ/COOL GARDEN CONCERT SERIES
JULY 4, 18 AND AUGUST 15 Louis Armstrong House Museum: 34-56 107th St, Corona, NY www.louisarmstronghouse.org, 718-478-8274. 2pm: Cynthia Sayer & friends, Jon-Erik Kellso & friends, The Ladybugs. VISION FESTIVAL
JULY 7-12 Historic Judson Memorial Church: 55 Washington Sq. South, New York, NY www.visionfestival.org, 212-254-5420. Darius Jones Qrt feat Emilie LesBros, Dave Burrell Civil War Project, David Murray w/Class Struggle Trio, Douglas R. Ewart & Quasar, Four For Tazz, Hamiet Bluiett Telepathic Orch, HEAR in NOW, Henry Grimes & Amina Claudine Myers Duo, Ingrid Laubrock Sxt, Jason Kao Hwang, Joelle Leandre, Gerald Cleaver & Mat Maneri, Joseph Jarman, Karl Berger Improvisers Chamber Orch, Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway, Matthew Shipp Trio, Milford Graves, Perry Robinson, Mark Whitecage, Ken Filiano & Lou Grassi, Rob Brown Qrt, Roscoe Mitchell, Sun Ra Arkestra dir by Marshall Allen, Tony Malaby TubaCello, Wadada Leo Smith & Aruan Ortiz Duo, Whit Dickey Ens, William Parker Martin Luther King Project.
Houston Person, Jay Hoggard, Jeremy Pelt, Jimmy Heath, “King” Solomon Hicks, Melba Joyce, Ray Mantilla, Winard Harper. RIVER AND BLUES SERIES
JULY 9-30 Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park, New York, NY www.bpcparks.org/riverandblues, 212 267-9700. Alexis P. Suter & The Ministers of Sound, Henry Butler & friends, John Hammond, Valerie June.
GREATER HARTFORD FESTIVAL OF JAZZ
JULY 17-19 Bushnell Park: Hartford, CT www.hartfordjazz.com, 860-727-0050. Airmen of Note, Dezron Douglas Qrt, Ed Fast & Conga Bop, Eric Leone, Jakiem Joyner, Jus Us, Kim Scott, Monty Alexander & The Kingston Express, Nick Colionne & Maysa, Side Street, Tony Succar. SYRA CUSE JAZZ FESTIVAL
JULY 17-18 Syracuse, NY www.syracusejazzfest.com, 800-234-4797. Andy Calabrese, AppleJazz feat Charlie Bertini, Aretha Frankin, Buckwheat Zydeco, Danny D'Imperio, Dave Hanlon, Greg Gisbert, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orch w/Wynton Marsalis, Joe Whiting & Ronnie Leigh, John Allred, Lake Street Dive, Mark Doyle, Noteified, Peter Mack & Andrew Carroll, Ronnie France, Terry Myers, The Upstate Burners feat Gary Smulyan.
Wynton Marsalis Amina Claudine Myers
JULY 8-AUGUST 29 Brooklyn, New York, NY www.jazzmobile.org, 212-866-3616. Antonio Hart, Bobby Sanabria & the Multiverse Band, Danny Mixon, Eli Fountain, George Gee Swing Orch,
Cécile McLorin Salvant
CAR AMOOR JAZZ FESTI VAL
JULY 18 Katonah, NY www.caramoor.org/events/jazz-festival, 914-232-1252. Alphonso Horne, The Amigos, Ben Flocks, Bryan Carter Qnt, Cécile McLorin Salvant, David Linard, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orch w/Wynton Marsalis & Cécile McLorin Salvant, Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orch feat Joey Alexander, Joey Alexander Trio, Jon Lampley, Let Freedom Swing w/Jerome Jennings Qnt, Orrin Evans Qrt, Sammy Miller & the Congregation.
Tsuruga photo by Ayaon Hisa, Marsalis by Rob Waymen, Butler by Tim Ellis, McLorin by John Abbott.
JAZZ I N JULY
JULY 21-30 92Y: 1395 Lexington Ave at 92nd St, New York, NY www.92Y.org/jazz, 212-415-5500. Anat Cohen, Ann Hampton Callaway, Bill Charlap, Bill Stewart, Bucky Pizzarelli, Dennis Mackrel, Dick Hyman, Ernie Andrews, Harry Allen, Houston Person, Howard Alden, Jay Leonhart, Jeb Patton, Jeremy Pelt, Joe Locke, Ken Peplowski, Kenny Washington, Kurt Elling, Marcus Roberts, Matt Wilson, Peter Washington, Randy Sandke, Renee Rosnes, Sandy Stewart, Sean Smith, Steve Wilson, Todd Coolman, Warren Vaché, Willie Jones III.
JAZZ IN THE VALLEY
AUGUST 6 Waryas Park: Poughkeepsie, NY www.jazzinthevalleyny.org, 845-384-6350. 12pm: Arturo O'Farril, Bill Charlap, Billy Drummond, Javon Jackson, Kenny Washington, Peter Washington, Ron Carter, Steve Kroon, Tia Fuller. LI TCHFIELD JAZZ FESTI VAL
AUGUST 7-9 Goshen Fairgrounds: Goshen, CT www.litchfieldjazzfest.com, 860-361-6285. Anat Cohen Qrt, Avery Sharpe's New England Gospel Choir, Christian McBride Trio, Grégoire Maret Qrt, Les Paul's Trio feat Nicki Parrott & Bucky Pizzarelli, The Litchfield Jazz Orch, Matt Wilson & Topsy Turvy, Mike Stern Band, Salute to The Great Drummer Charli Persip, Sean Jones Qrt, Wycliffe Gordon & friends.
Gene Bertoncini JAZZ PA
JULY 23-25 Bellefonte, PA www.jazzpa.org, 212-841-0219/814-355-2768. Dennis Mackrel, Gene Bertoncini, Jay Anderson, Russ Kassoff. NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL
JULY 31-AUGUST 1-2 Newport, RI www.newportjazzfest.net, 401-848-5055 Ambrose Akinmusire Qrt, Arturo O'Farrill's Afro Latin Jazz Orch w/spec guest Rudresh Mahanthappa, Arturo Sandoval, The Berklee Concert Jazz Orch w/spec guest Sean Jones, Bill Frisell Trio, Billy Childs Jazz-Chamber Ens, Bria Skonberg Qnt, Cassandra Wilson, Cécile McLorin Salvant w/Aaron Diehl Trio, Christian McBride Trio, Conrad Herwig & Latin Side of Horace Silver feat guest Michel Camilo, Dr. John & The Nite Trippers, Fred Hersch Trio, Gerald Clayton Qnt, Herlin Riley Qnt, Hiromi & The Trio Project, Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orch, Jack DeJohnette & Made in Chicago, James Carter Sxt, Jamie Cullum, Jason Lindner & Now vs. Now, Joey Alexander, John Hollenbeck Large Ens, Johnathan Blake Qrt, Jon Batiste & Stay Human, Jon Faddis, José James, Kenny Garrett Qnt, Kneebody, Lou Donaldson Qrt, Lucky Peterson, Maria Schneider Orch, Matana Roberts & Coin Coin, Michel Camilo/Hiromi Piano Duets, Mike Stern/Bill Evans Band, Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton, Pat Martino Organ Trio, Peter Evans Qnt, Scott Robinson & Doctette, Snarky Puppy, Steve Lehman Oct, Tom Harrell Qnt, Wycliffe Gordon & friends.
MORRISTOWN JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVA L
AUGUST 15 Morristown, NJ www.townofmorristown.org. Bria Skonberg, Bucky Pizzarelli, Charlie Musselwhite, Chris Vachon & Roomful of Blues, Swingadelic. NEW HAVEN JAZZ FESTIVAL
AUGUST 22 New Haven, CT www.jazzhaven.org. Isabella Mendes Qrt, Karrin Allyson Qrt.
Charlap photo by Carol Friedman, Allyson by Andrea Canter.