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June 2018 Smoke Jazz & Supper Club

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Blue Note

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Lezlie Harrison

Paquito D'Rivera

Randy Brecker

John Bailey

Jazz Forum

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Smalls Jazz Club

Where To Go & Who To See Since 1982

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WINNING SPINS RUMPET PLAYERS ARE BASIT cally extroverts, confident and proud with a sound and tone to match. That's

true of the two trumpeters whose albums comprise this Winning Spins: John Bailey and Randy Brecker. Both are veterans of the jazz scene, but with very different career arcs. John has toiled as a first-call trumpeter for big bands and recording sessions in multiple genres for over 30 years, but never before releasing an album in his own name. While Randy has had a major career that saw his first disc as a co-leader with his late brother, saxophonist Michael, 50 years ago. In Real Time, John Bailey (Summit Records), reveals a trumpeter in his prime, reeling off runs and phrases with consummate technique and admirable logic. John leads a piano-less quintet featuring Stacy Dillard, tenor and soprano saxes; John Hart, guitar; Cameron Brown, bass, and Victor Lewis, drums. Seven of the CD's nine tracks are originals by the leader that range from hard bop to blues to a swinging waltz. The two other tunes are by giants of Brazilian music. On Milton Nascimento's "Morro Velho," John plays flugelhorn with Leo Grinhauz, cello; John's wife, Janet Axelrod, flute; Cameron and Victor. His captivating, exotic arrangement pairs flugelhorn and cello echoing and soloing with each other. Tandem soloing from trumpet, guitar and tenor sax also dominates the other Brazilian tune, Gilberto Gil's bossa "Ensaio Geral," the bright, short conclusion to the album. The CD kicks off with John's "Rhapsody," a piece that belies its name with a rollicking rhythm and joyful, exuberant solos. John mines his bebop and hard bop knowledge on three originals: "Triplicity," a multi-strand theme with quick-step trades between the horns and guitar; "Blues for Ella," a fast, staccato bop blues line with an especially fluent, crisp trumpet solo; and "Stepping Up," a hard bop piece that culminates in exhilarating four-bar trades. John's versatility comes to the fore on three other tracks. "My Man Louis!" (for his teenage son, not Satchmo) rides over a jaunty ostinato riff from bass and guitar and a trumpet solo of precisely clipped notes. "Lovely Planet" is a melodically elegiac ballad with Cameron's bass prominent under John's trumpet. And "Children's Waltz" is in a seductively swinging 3/4, John's flugelhorn joined by Stacy's only

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outing on soprano sax. Live 1988, Randy Brecker Quintet (MVDvisual, DVD & CD), features the reissue of a long out-of-print album as a CD, accompanying a previously unreleased DVD of the live date, at Greenwich Village's Sweet Basil, one of New York's most prominent jazz clubs in the 1980s and 1990s. The DVD shows the wood walls that made the club's acoustics appealing for live recordings, while also showing the late 1980s fashion for wide shoulder pads, worn by Randy and tenor saxophonist Bob Berg, the latter also sporting a then trendy turtleneck. Included on the DVD are two bonus tracks not on the audio album, which has seven selections. Except for Cole Porter's "Love for Sale," all the tunes on both discs are Randy's originals, many of them with elaborate melodic lines. But what distinguishes this recording is the intense energy of the music, a reflection of the volatile times. It is very much a chronicle of the moment, the band fueled by Joey Baron's volcanic, whirling dervish attack on his drum kit, Cameron Brown's hefty, thumping bass, and David Kikoski's two-fisted approach to both piano and synthesizer. But it is Joey's ebullient polyrhythms, reminiscent of Elvin Jones, that bolster every tune and solo, pushing especially the horns to febrile heights, like Randy's brash, high flying excursion on "Mojoe," a tribute to Joe Henderson. "Ting Chang," a speedy hard bop tune, begins with an explosion of drums and piano that continues under kinetic solos from Bob's growling, hard-edged tenor and Randy's dazzling, mercurial trumpet. Randy's compositional talents shine on "Moontide," a piece that plays off the "spacier" vibe of Herbie Hancock tunes like "Maiden Voyage," trumpet and tenor weaving through a modal-like theme with fluid, contrasting times. Randy nods to the Miles Davis influence on "Love for Sale," employing a Harmon mute over Joey's brushes. "Hurdy Gurdy" evokes the title instrument in David's synthesizer and in hard beats over a circus inspired melody. It all adds up to an energetic revival of a most worthy item in Randy's discography.

John Bailey's quintet celebrates the release of In Real Time at Smalls Jazz Club, June 22-23. The Randy Brecker Quintet is at Jazz Forum, June 1-2.

10 D'Rivera cover photo by Geandy Pavon, Harrison by David A. Powell.

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449 LA: 449 Lenox Av (bet 132nd & 133rd Sts). 212-234-3298. Sun: 1-3:30&4-7pm Patio Jazz; Thurs: 1-3:30pm Jazz & Dessert; FriSat: 8:30pm. BILL’S PLACE: 148W 133rd St (bet Lenox & 7th Avs). www.billsplaceharlem.com. 212-2810777. Fri-Sat: 8&10pm $20 don Bill Saxton Bebop Band. BLOOMINGDALE SCHOOL OF MUSIC: 323W 108th St. www.bsmny.org. 212-6636021. Jun 1: 7pm free adm Zach Lapidus Trio. CLEOPATRA’S NEEDLE: 2485 Bway (bet 92nd & 93rd Sts). www.cleopatrasneedleny. com. 212-769-6969. Sets: Early (E), Late (L); Sun E 4-8pm, L 9pm-1am; Mon-Tues E 89pm, L 10pm-1am; Wed-Thurs E 7-11pm, L 11:30pm-2:30am; Fri-Sat E 8pm-12am, L 12:30-3am. Free adm/$10 min. Trios except Mon&Thurs Duets. L Jam. Residencies: Sun E Open mic w/Keith Ingham, L Kelly Green; Mon Jon Weiss; Tues Marc Devine; Wed E Open mic w/Les Kurtz, L Nathan Brown; Thurs L Kazu; Fri L Ben Zweig; Sat L T. Kash. Jun 1: Libby Richman; 2: Phil Briggs Band; 7: Sonelius Smith; 8: Ship Shelton; 9: Denton Darien; 14: Matt Baker; 15: Dante James; 16: Carol Sudhalter; 21: David Peal; 22: Julie Bluestone; 23: Walter Williams feat Gitesha; 28: Durrah David; 29: Art Lillard; 30: Barbaro Clifford. GIN FIZZ: 308 Malcolm X Blvd at 125th St. 2nd Fl. www.ginfizzharlem.com. 212-289-2220. Fri: 7-8&8:30-9:30pm My Billie Holiday Tribute series 917-863-7854. Jun 8: Irene Blackman; 15: Ayana Lowe; 22: Tommy Campbell; 29: Judi Jackson. GINNY’S SUPPER CLUB: At Red Rooster. 310 Lenox Av (bet 125th & 126th Sts). www.ginnyssupperclub.com. 212-792-9001. Sets: 7&9pm. Jun 1: $15 adm RITA; 8: $40 Bobbi Humphrey; 9: closed; 14: $15/20 Johnny O'Neal; 15: $15/20 “King” Solomon Hicks; 16: $20 Charenée Wade; 21: $15/20 Pedrito Martinez; 22-23: $25 Nicole Henry. MANNA HOUSE: 338E 106th St (bet 1st & 2nd Avs). www.mannahousejazz.org. 212-7228223. First Sun: 4pm $15-7 adm MEEE Jazz Concert series. Jun 3: Craig Harris. MARCUS GARVEY PARK: 122nd St at Manhattan Av. www.jazzmobile.org. 212866-4900. Jun 21: 7-8:30pm free adm tba. MINTON’S: 206W 118th St (bet St. Nicholas Av & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd). 212-243-2222. www.mintonsharlem.com. Sets: 7:30&9pm, Thurs-Sat 7:30&9:30pm. Residencies: Sun except 06/3 (R) Singer Meets Saxophonist feat Christopher McBride w/guest; Tues Syndee Winters & Suite Assembly; Thurs except 06/7 John Benitez. Jun 1: Oscar Feldman; 2: “King” Solomon Hicks; 3: New Orleans Swamp Donkeys; 6: Greg Skaff; 7: Berta Moreno; 8: The Swing Machine; 9: JC Hopkins Biggish Band; 10: R w/Mimi Jones; 13: Tommy Morimoto Qrt; 15: Emily Braden; 17: R w/Kate Kelsey-Sugg; 18: Michael Blake Qrt; 20: Antonio Ciacca; 22:


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Davis Whitfield Qrt; 24: R w/Marcelino Feliciano; 27: Antonio Ciacca. MIST HARLEM: 46W 116th St (bet Lenox & 5th Av). www.mistharlem.com. 646-738-3043. Fri: 10pm-2am $10 adm Harlem Late Night Jazz. NATIONAL JAZZ MUSEUM IN HARLEM: 58W 129th St at Malcolm X Blvd. 212-3488300. www.jmih.org. PARIS BLUES: 2021 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd at 121st St. 917-257-7831. www.paris bluesharlem.webs.com. Sets: Early (E) 59pm, Jam 9pm-1am. Free adm. Sun: E Double G & the Possee, 9pm La Banda Ramirez; Mon: Keyed Up series w/John Cooksey Qrt; Tues: Charles Davis Trio; Wed: Les Goodson & the Intergalatic Soul Jazz Band; Thurs: Tyrone Govan & Der Secret; Fri: Tiger & Beautiful Journey Band; Sat: Tom & The 69th Street Band. RUMSEY PLAYFIELD: Central Park. 212-3602756. www.summerstage.org. Jun 9: 7pm SummerStage feat Evan Ziporyn & Ens LPR + Donny McCaslin Gp. 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: Early (E) 6-7pm, Late (L) 7-8pm. Residencies (R): Sun 6-8pm Jam w/Andrew Kushnir; 1st Sun 8-11pm The Shrine Big Band. Jun 3: R; 4: E Erli Perez; 5: E Gil Schwartz; 6: L Westet; 7: E Max Logue; 8: E Nick Di Maria, L Northbound Trio; 9: E NY Jazz Force; 10: R; 11: E Stan Killian; 12: E Rebecca Chubay; 14: E Julian Velasco/ James Labrosse; 15: E David Stern; 16: L Trio-Some; 17: R; 18: E Claudia Tebar; 19: E Takeshi Otani Band; 21: E-L Shawn Maxwell & New Tomorrow Band; 22: E Thrio; 24: R. SILVANA: 300W 116th St at Frederick Douglass Blvd. www.silvana-nyc.com. 646-692-4935. Sets: Early (E) 6-7pm, Late (L) 7-8pm. Jun 2: E Grand Maujern; 4: E Aidan O'Connell Trio; 6: E Takeshi Otani Band; 7: E-L Josh Levinson Spt; 8: E Erli Perez; 9: E Today's Unicorn; 11: E Rajiv Jayaweera; 12: L Kevin McNeal & BluesWing; 14: E-L Clark Gayton; 15: E TrioSome; 20: E-L Extended; 21: E-L Brandon Lee + 9; 22: E Shavit Prince, L Thrio; 28: E-L Last Minute Sxt; 29: E The Dom Palombi Project; 30: E David Stern, L Cat Rickman. SMOKE JAZZ & SUPPER CLUB: 2751 Bway (bet 105th & 106th Sts). 212-864-6662. www.smokejazz.com. Sets: Early (E), Late (L), Brunch (B); Sun B 11:30am,1&2:30pm, E 7,9&10:30pm, L 11:45pm; Mon E 7&9, L 10:30pm; Tues&Thurs E 7,9&10:30pm, L 11:30pm; Wed E 7,9&10:30pm, L 11:45pm; Fri E 7,9&10:30pm, L 11:45pm&12:45am; Sat E 7,9&10:30pm, L 11:45pm; adm/min vary. Residencies: Sun B Annette St. John Trio, L Willerm Delisfort Qrt; Mon (R) E Vincent Herring Qrt, L The New Smoke Jam Session; Tues (R) Mike LeDonne & Groover Qrt; Wed (R) E Lezlie Harrison, L Emmet Cohen Organ Trio; Thurs L Nickel & Dime OPS; Fri L SaRon Crenshaw Band; Sat L The Harlem Sessions by Marc Cary. Jun 1-3: Renee Rosnes Qrt; 46: R; 7: Misha Piatigorsky Qnt; 8-10: Buster Williams & Something More; 11-13: R; 14: Tootie Heath Trio feat Emmet Cohen; 15-17: Peter Bernstein Qrt; 18-20: R; 21: Spike Wilner Qnt feat Buster Williams; 22-23: One for All; 24: Alexis Cole; 25-27: R; 28: Champian Fulton Qrt; 29-Jul 1: Charles Tolliver Music inc. SUGAR BAR: 254W 72nd St (bet Bway & West End Av). 212-579-0222. www.sugarbarnyc.com. Sets: 8pm/$10 adm unless otherwise noted. Residencies: Wed Electrikana; Thurs 9pm For comprehensive daily updated listings with sort-by options—by artist, location, day or time—go to www.hothousejazz.com.


Open Mic w/Sugar Bar All Star Band. Jun 1: Rob Silverman Qrt; 2: 9pm Irini Res & the Jazz Mix; 8: $15 Nat Adderley Trio; 9: Lakou Brooklyn; 22: Jon Sheckler Trio; 29: $15 Joe Bonacci. SYMPHONY SPACE: 2537 Bway at 95th St. 212-864-5400. www.symphonyspace.org. Jun 8: 8pm $15-30 adm Ron Wasserman & The New York Jazzharmonic Trad-Jazz Sxt tribute to James Reese Europe & the Harlem Hellfighters; 9: 9pm E. J. Decker & A Mystery Player; 14: 8pm $10-20 Mike Holober & Balancing Act; 28: 7:30pm $35-85 Alex Conde. TRIAD: 158W 72nd St (bet Bway & Columbus). www.stage72.com. 212-362-2590. Adm varies + 2 drink/min. Jun 16: 7pm Uncommon Chord; 18: 9:30pm Andrea Brachfeld; 23: 7pm Sharon North; 30: 7pm Rose Mallet. The WEST END LOUNGE: 955 West End Av. 212-531-4759. www.thewestendlounge.com. Jun 17: 4-6:45pm Another Sunday Serenade 917-882-9539/www.vtyjazz.com $25 adm feat George Coleman Qrt.

MID-TOWN MANHATTAN (Between 35th & 69th Street)

BIRDLAND: 315W 44th St (bet 8th & 9th Avs). 212-581-3080. www.birdlandjazz.com. Sets: Early (E) 6pm; 8:30&11pm, except Sun 9&11pm & Mon 7&9:30pm. Adm varies. Residencies: Sun except 06/17 (R) Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orch; Mon 9:30pm Jim Caruso Cast Party; Wed 5:307pm David Ostwald & Louis Armstrong Eternity Band; Fri 5:15-7pm The Birdland Big Band; Sat E except 06/16&30 Veronica Swift/Emmet Cohen Trio. Jun 1-2: Marcos Valle w/spec guests Paula & Jaques Morelenbaum; 3: E Danny Bacher + R; 5-9: Stacey Kent; 7: E Tiffany Austin Spt feat spec guest Carl Allen; 10: E Bruce Harris + R; 1216: Maria Schneider Orch; 14: E Sean Harkness Duo; 16: E Marilyn Scott; 17: E The City Rhythm Orch, 9pm Manhattan Bridges Orch feat Memo & Jacquelene Acevedo; 1923: Freddy Cole Qrt w/Joel Frahm; 21: E Joe Alterman Trio; 24: E Benny Bennack III feat the DW Jazz Orch + R; 25: 7pm Ken Laub, Natalie Douglas, Veronica Swift, Clint Holmes, Nicolas King w/the Diva Jazz Orch; 26-30: Ravi Coltrane; 28: E Denise Reis; 30: E Eric Comstock Duo. 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: Sue Maskaleris; 4-8: Todd Robbins; 11-15: Dona Carter; 18-22: Luiz Simas; 25-29: Joel Forrester. CHRIST & ST. STEPHEN’S CHURCH: 120W 69th St (bet Bway & Columbus Av). www.csschurch.org. 212-787-2755. Jun 3: 3pm $22/17 adm PRISM Qrt w/Tyshawn Sorey & Susie Ibarra. CLUB BONAFIDE: 212E 52nd St (bet 2nd & 3rd Avs). 3rd Fl. www.clubbonafide.com. 646-918-6189. Sets: Early (E) 7:30pm, Late (L) 9:30pm; Sun E 7pm, L 9pm; Fri-Sat E 6pm, L 8pm, Night (N) 10pm, Late Night (LN) 11:30pm. Jun 1: E Maria Alejandra Rodriguez, N Meredith Dean Augustin; 2: E Andres Laprida, L MARIPOSA; 3: E Julie E. w/Andres Laprida & Helio Schiavo; 5: 8pm Lou Caputo & The Not So Big Band; 9: E Andres Laprida, L BluesBall; 10: E Julie E. w/Andres Laprida & Helio Schiavo; 12: 8pm Dennis Hernandez; 16: L Juliana Areias, N Ty Stephens & the Souljaazz; 17: E The Chip


Shelton Peacetime Ens; 19: E Dave Frank/ Randy Klein; 21: 9:15pm Francis Hon Qrt; 22: L Moth to Flame Jazz; 23: E The Afro Sambas Ens & Andres Laprida; 24: E-L Miles Jaye Davis; 26: 8pm Ross Kratter Jazz Orch; 29: L Circular Time; 30: E Andres Laprida. DAMROSCH PARK: 62nd St (bet Columbus & Amsterdam Avs). 212-721-6500. www.mid summernightswing.org. Music: 7:30-10pm. $25/17 adm. Jun 26: Bria Skonberg & Sisterhood of Swing feat Regina Carter & Anat Cohen; 29: Gerard Carelli Orch; 30: Glenn Crytzer Orch. DIMENNA CENTER FOR CLASSICAL MUSIC: 450W 37th St (bet 9th & 10th Av). www.dimennacenter.org. 212-594-6100. Jun 14: 8-10pm $20/15 adm Steve Sandberg Qrt. DIZZY’S CLUB COCA-COLA: At Jazz @ Lincoln Center. 10 Columbus Cr at 60th St. 5th Fl. www.jalc.org. 212-258-9800. Sets/ adm unless otherwise noted: 7:30&9:30pm, 11:30pm Late Night Sessions; Sun-Wed $35, Thurs-Fri $40, Sat $45; $10 min. Jun 1-3: Benny Green Trio; 4: Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orch; 5: $30 Alex Sipiagin Sxt; 6: $30 Sharel Cassity Elektra; 7: Felix Peikli/Joe Doubleday & Showtime Band; 8-10: $45 06/8 & $30 06/10 Dion Parson & 21st Century Band; 11: $30 Tarek Yamani; 12-13: $30 06/13 Paul Nedzela; 14-17: Victor Goines; 18: Uptown Jazz Tnt; 19: Jazztopad Festival feat Maciej Obara Qrt; 20: Shamie Royston Trio; 21-24: $45 06/21-22, $30 06/24 Ann Hampton Callaway; 25: tba; 26-27: Christian Sands Trio; 28-30: Adrian Cunningham Qnt w/spec guest Brianna Thomas. Late Night Sessions w/Jun 1-2: Mathis Picard; 5-9: Joel Ross; 1216: Sam Chess; 19-23: Charles Turner III; 2630: Melanie Charles. DON’T TELL MAMA: 343W 46th St at Restaurant Row. 212-757-0788. www.dont tellmamanyc.com. Jun 1: 9:30pm $20 adm John Minnock. IGUANA RESTAURANT: 240W 54th St at Bway. www.iguananyc.com. 212-765-5454. Mon-Tues: 8-11pm Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks. The IRIDIUM: 1650 Bway at 51st St. 212-5822121. www.theiridium.com. Sets & adm unless otherwise noted: 8:30pm, $25 adm/15 min. Jun 1-3: $25/35 adm Simon Phillips & Protocol; 4: $30 Frank Vignola; 9: $55/75 Adrian Belew Power Trio; 18: Ed Palermo Big Band; 19: Pete Levin & the Mobius Band; 20: Jaimoe & Jasssz Band; 22-23: $27.50 Virgil Donati; 27-28: $35/45 Tuck & Patti; 29: $27.50 Jimmy Vivino & The Bluesoul Rockers. JAZZ AT KITANO: 66 Park Av at 38th St. 212885-7119. www.kitano.com. Sets/adm: Sun 12-2:30pm, Mon-Tues 8-11pm, Wed-Sat 89:15&10-11:15pm; Sun $45 buffet, Mon-Tues free/$15 min, Wed-Thurs $18/$20 min, FriSat $34/$20 min. Residencies (R): Sun Jazz Brunch w/Tony Middleton; Mon Jam by Iris Ornig; Tues except 06/5 Micah Thomas Solo. Jun 1-2: Lee Konitz Qrt; 3-4: R; 5: Paul Shinn; 6: Ken Kobayashi Trio; 7: Ben Cassara Sxt; 8: Ronny Whyte Qrt; 9: Jamie Baum & Short Stories; 10-12: R; 13: Judimarie Canterino Qrt; 14: Carl Bartlett, Jr. Qrt; 15: Jason Ennis Qnt; 16: Nancy Marano Qrt; 17-19: R; 20: Toku/John DiMartino Qrt; 21: Mayu Saeki Qrt; 22-23: Eddie Henderson Qrt; 24-26: R; 27: Jonathan Saraga Qrt; 28: MJ Territo & The Ladies Day Qrt; 29: Alan Broadbent/Georgia Mancio Qrt; 30: The Royal Bopsters. JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER: 10 Columbus Cr at 60th St. 5th Fl. www.jalc.org. 212-2589800. Appel Room (AR), Rose Theater (RT). Jun 1-2: AR 7&9:30pm Eddie Daniels,

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Harlem String Qrt & Ted Nash; 7-9: RT 8pm The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orch w/Wynton Marsalis, Doug Wamble, Jazzmeia Horn, Brianna Thomas, Camille Thurman, Wendell Pierce. KAYE PLAYHOUSE: At Hunter College. E68th St at 3rd Av. 212-772-4448. www.kayeplay house.hunter.cuny.edu. Jun 12: 7:30pm National Jazz Museum in Harlem Gala feat Arturo O’Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Ens & Jon Batiste, honoring Bertha Hope. MICHIKO STUDIOS: 149W 46th St (bet 6th & 7th Avs). 3rd Fl. 212-302-4011. www. michikostudios.com. Jun 2: 7:30-9pm Yoham Ortiz. RUSSIAN SAMOVAR: 256W 52nd St (bet Bway & 8th Av). www.russiansamovar.com. 212-757-0168. Sun: 3-7pm Jazz Brunch. Jun 3: Marcus Persiani Band; 10: Tommy Morimoto Qnt; 17: LeeOlive Tucker Band; 24: the Soul Guard. SAINT PETER’S CHURCH: 619 Lexington Av at 54th St. (Citicorp Bld). www.saintpeters.org. 212-935-2200. 1st Mon: 7:30pm $5 adm International Women in Jazz Jam; Wed: 1pm $10 don Midday Jazz Midtown; Sun: 5pm free adm Jazz Vespers. Residency: Sun Chris Dingman. Jun 6: Cynthia Sayer, Adrian Cunningham & Mike Weatherly; 13: Stephen Richman & Harmonie Ens NY; 20: Eric Comstock/Barbara Fasano; 21: 7:30pm Duke Ellington Society meeting; 27: David Chamberlain & Band of Bones. SCANDINAVIA HOUSE: 58 Park Av (bet 37th & 38th Sts). www.scandinaviahouse.org. 212-879-9779. Thurs: 7pm $15/10 adm. Jun 7: Northbound; 14: Helle Henning Qrt; 21: Kaisa’s Machine; 28: Thomas Strønen & Time is a Blind Guide. SONY HALL: 235W 46th St (bet 7th & 8th Avs). www.sonyhall.com. 212-997-5123. Blue Note Jazz Festival www.bluenotejazzfesti val.com. Sets: 8pm unless otherwise noted. Jun 2 7pm & 3-4 8pm: Gregory Porter; 13: Gordon Lightfoot; 14: Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orch; 15: 7:30pm Bilal w/Victory; 20: The Manhattan Transfer; 22: Robert Cray Band; 24-25: 8&10:30pm Chris Botti; 27: Carl Palmer & ELP Legacy; 28: Average White Band; 30: Sergio Mendes. The SOUND BITE RESTAURANT: 737 9th Av (bet 49th & 50th Sts). 917-409-5868. www.the soundbiterestaurant.com. Free adm/2 drink min. Jun 22: 7&9pm Gabriele Tranchina. SWING 46: Jazz & Supper Club. 349W 46th St (bet 8 & 9th Avs). www.swing46.com. 212262-9554. Sets/adm: Sun-Thurs 8:3011:30pm/$15, Fri-Sat 9:30pm-1am/$20. Residencies (R): Mon Swingadelic; Tues George Gee Swing Orch; Wed Stan Rubin Orch w/Joe Politi. Jun 1: George Gee Swing Orch; 2: Crescent City Maulers; 3: Tulivu w/Harlem Renaissance Orch; 4-6: R; 7-8: George Gee Swing Orch; 9: Singadelic; 10: Fleur Seule Latin Big Band; 11-13: R; 14: Eyal Vilner Big Band; 15: Ron Sunshine Orch; 16: Joe Politi Orch; 17: Kai Lovelace Band; 18-20: R; 21: Vanessa Trouble Red Hot Swing; 22: George Gee Swing Orch; 23: Gordon Webster & friends; 24: Harlem Renaissance Orch; 25-27: R; 28: Fat Cat Big Band; 29: Ron Sunshine Orch; 30: Swingadelic. TOMI JAZZ: 239E 53rd St (Bet 2nd & 3rd Avs). Lower level. www.tomijazz.com. 646-4971254. Sets: Early (E), Late (L), Night (N); Sun 8-11pm; Mon-Wed L 8-11pm, N 11pm12:30am; Thurs E 7-8:30pm, L 9-11:30pm; Fri 9pm-1am; Sat E 6-7:30pm, L 8-10:30pm, N 11pm-1:30am. Adm: Sun-Wed free/$5 min,

Thurs-Sat $10/10 min. Jun 1: Sharp Tree Trio; 2: E Ken Kobayashi Trio, L the Highliners, N Craig Brann Trio; 3: Bill Stevens Trio; 4: L Miyoko Yamakawa Duo, N Nicholas Brust Duo; 5: L Dorian Devins, N Alex Humburger Duo; 6: L Michael Gallant Trio, N Paul Lee Duo; 7: E Jasper Dutz Duo, L Greg Merritt Trio; 8: Takenori Nishiuchi Qrt; 9: E Rocco John Trio, L Daniel Bennett Trio, N Candice Reyes Qnt; 10: Yoshiki Miura Trio; 11: L Wishing on Star Trio, N Tomoko Yanagita Duo; 12: L Abel Mireles Trio, N Yukiyo Masuda Duo; 13: L David Love, N Yuto Kanazawa Duo; 14: E Miho Sasaki, L Atsushi Ouchi Trio; 15: tba; 16: E Akihiro Yamamoto Trio, L Standard Procedure, N Sharp Tree; 17: Adam Kahan; 18: L Andrew Licata Trio, N Juan Carlos Polo Duo; 19: L Kanacept, N Miyoko Yamakawa Duo; 20: L Kazuya Araki Trio, N Richard Thai Duo; 21: E Yuko Togami Trio, L Linda Presgrave Qrt; 22: Takenori Nishiuchi Qrt; 23: E Ken Kobayashi, L-N tba; 24: Kengo Yamada; 25: L Andrew Kushnir Trio, N tba; 26: L Joe Spinelli Trio, N Tomoko Yanagita Duo; 27: L tba, N Maricio Garcia Duo; 28: E Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio, L Senri Oe; 29: Kuni Mikami Trio; 30: E Richard Thai Trio, L Kathryn Allyn, N Sharp Tree. The TOWN HALL: 123W 43rd St (bet 6&7th Avs). www.thetownhall.org. 212-840-2824. Jun 26&30: 8pm Blue Note Jazz Festival www.bluenotejazzfestival.com feat 06/26 Art Garfunkel, 06/30 Al Di Meola.

LOWER MANHATTAN (Below 34th Street)

55 BAR: 55 Christopher St (bet 6th & 7th Avs). 212-929-9883. www.55bar.com. Sets: Early (E) 7-9pm except Sun&Fri-Sat 6-9pm, Late (L) 10pm. 1st Mon: E Sean Wayland; 1st Thurs: E Amy Cervini; 1st Sat: E Ayana lowe; 2nd Thurs: E Nicole Zuraitis; 2nd Fri: E Tessa Souter; last Wed: E Paul Jost; last Fri: E Kendra Shank. 75 CLUB: At the Bogardus Mansion. 75 Murray St (bet W Bway & Greenwich St). 212-2681746. www.the75clubnyc.com. Wilbur Ware Institute presents Wilbur’s Warehouse www.wilburwareinstitute.com. Sets/adm: 8&10pm; Tues-Thurs free, Fri-Sat $20. Residencies: Tues-Wed Tardo Hammer/John Webber; Thurs Richard Wyands Trio. Jun 1-2: Ehud Asherie feat Scott Robinson; 8-9: Bill Easley Trio; 15-16: Harry Allen Qrt; 22-23: Gary Smulyan; 29-30: Patience Higgins Trio. B FLAT: Basement 277 Church St (bet Franklin & White Sts). www.bflat.info. 212-219-2970. Sets: Mon 8-11pm, Wed 8:30-11:30pm, Sat 10pm-12am. Mon&Wed: Jordan Young Trio. Jun 2: BLACU; 9&23: Takeshi Asai Trio; 30: Charlie Apicella & Iron City. BAHA’Í CENTER: 53E 11th St (bet Bway & University). www.bahainyc.org. 212-2225159. Tues: 8&9:30pm $10/15 adm. Jun 12: Ray Blue Ens; 19: Corina Bartra Afro Peruvian Jazz Ens; 26: Lou Volpe Gp. BAR NEXT DOOR: 129 McDougal St. 212-5295945. www.lalanternacaffe.com. Sets: Sun 8&10pm, Mon-Thurs Early (E) 6:30-7:45pm, Late (L) 8:30&10:30pm, Fri-Sat 7:30,9:30& 11:30pm. Adm: $12 all night + 1 drink min/set except Fri-Sat $12/set + 1 drink min/set, E free. Mon-Thurs: E Emerging Artists series; Mon: L Vocal Mondays series. Residencies (R): Sun except 06/17 Peter Mazza, Wed L Jonathan Kreisberg. Jun 1: Perry Smith; 2: Ed Cherry; 3: R; 4: E Alan Kwan, L Melissa

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Stylianou; 5: E Cole Davis, L Olli Hirvonen; 6: E Jonah Udall, L R; 7: E tba, L Kevin B Clark; 8: Mike Baggetta; 9: Pasquale Grasso; 10: R; 11: E Ryan Hernandez, L Deborah Latz; 12: E Joey Lamb, L Prawit Siriwat; 13: E Julphan Tilapornputt, L R; 14: E Andrew Pereira, L Jon Irabagon; 15: Sebastian Noelle; 16: Michael Vitali; 17: Ricardo Grilli; 18: E Luke Schwartz, L Gabrielle Stravelli; 19: E David Leon, L Nanjo Lee; 20: E Paul Jubong Lee, L R; 21: E Sun Kim, L Kyle Nasser; 22: Sheryl Bailey; 23: Craig Brann; 24: R; 25: E Elijah Shiffer, L Beat Kaestli; 26: E David Stern, L Tom Finn; 27: E Jonah Udall, L R; 28: E Vaughn Stoffey, L Paul Jones; 29: Randy Villars; 30: Brandon Coleman. BLUE NOTE JAZZ CLUB: 131W 3rd St at 6th Av. 212-475-8592. www.bluenotejazz.com. Sets: 8&10:30pm + Fri-Sat 12:30am Late Night Groove series, Sun 11:30am&1:30pm Sunday Brunch. Adm varies. Jun 1-3: The Bad Plus; 4: Southside Johnny Performing The Music Of Billie Holiday; 5-10: Keyon Harrold & friends; 11: McCoy Tyner w/spec guests; 12-17: Paquito D'Rivera Ens; 18: Sarah McKenzie; 19-23: Victor Wooten Trio; 24-26: Monty Alexander; 27-Jul 1: Lettuce. Late Night Groove w/Jun 1&8: Mwenso & The Shakes; 9: Dudley Music; 16: Jason Stein & friends. Sunday Brunch w/Jun 23: Walk Away feat Dean Brown. CITY WINERY: 155 Varick St (bet Spring & Vandam Sts). www.citywinery.com. 212-6080555. Jun 7: 8:30pm Strictly Sinatra feat Michael Dutra; 24: 12:30pm Julie E w/Andres Laprida. CORNELIA STREET UNDERGROUND: 29 Cornelia St. www.corneliastreetcafe.com. 212-989-9319. Sets unless otherwise noted: Sun-Thurs 8&9:30pm, Fri-Sat 8:30&10pm. Adm varies. Jun 1: Francisco Mela & The Crash Trio “Fe”; 2: Mike Moreno Qrt; 3: Michael Blanco Qrt; 4: 8:30pm Amram & Co; 5: 6pm Eve Packer + Daniel Carter + M.L. Liebler, 8pm Beekman, 9:30pm Zach Lapidus & Disquiet; 6: 8pm Andrew D'Angelo Trio, 9:30pm Scree; 7: The Streams Trio w/Billy Drewes; 8: Jochen Rueckert Qrt; 9: Dan Weiss Trio; 10: Brad Brose; 11: 8:30pm Lainie Cooke; 12: 8pm Rajiv Jayaweera, 9:30pm Patrick Cornelius Oct; 14: Or Bareket Qrt; 15: Igor Lumpert & Innertextures; 16: Ari Hoenig Trio; 17: Livio Almeida Gp; 19: 6pm Adi Meyerson, 8&9:30pm Kind Folk; 21: Michaël Attias Qnt; 22: 6pm Vicki Burns Trio; 23: 6pm Audrey Silver Qrt w/Marcus Printup; 24: 8pm Yotam Ben-Or; 26: Matthew Sheens. The CUTTING ROOM: 44E 32nd St (bet Madison & Park Av). 212-691-1900. www.the cuttingroomnyc.com. Jun 1: 9:30pm $20/25 adm Miles Evans & the Gil Evans Orch; 20: 7:30pm $15/20 Darren Lyons Gp; 23: 1pm $30/40 Brunch w/The Buddy Rich Band feat Cathy Rich & Gregg Potter w/spec guest Max Weinberg; 30: 9pm $20/25 Cocomama. The DJANGO: At Roxy Hotel. 2 Av of the Americas at Walker St. www.roxyhotelnyc. com. 212-519-6600. The EAR INN: 326 Spring St (bet Greenwich & Washington Sts). www.earinn.com. 212-4319750. Sun: 8-11pm EarRegulars feat Jon-Erik Kellso & friends. 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); Sun E 6pm, L 9pm, N 1am; Mon E 6pm, L 9pm, N 12:30am; Tues E 7pm, L 9pm, N 12:30am; Wed 7pm, L 9pm, N 12:30am; Thurs 7pm, L 10pm, N 1:30am; Fri 6pm, L 9pm + 10:30pm, N 1:30am; Sat E 7pm,


L 10pm, N 1:30am. Residencies (R): Sun E Terry Waldo & Gotham City Band, N The Program; Mon N Billy Kaye; Tues E except 06/5 Saul Rubin Zebtet; Wed E Raphael D'Lugoff Trio + 1, N Ned Goold; Fri L The Supreme Queens; Sat N Greg Glassman. Jun 1: E Maniacs of the Fourth Dimension, L R + Jared Gold/Dave Gibson, N Yoshi Waki; 2: E Roberto Quintero Latin Jazz Qnt, L Raphael D'lugoff Qnt, N R; 3: E R, 8:30pm Jade Synstelien & FCBB, N R; 4: E Abhik Mukerjee, L Behn Gillece, N R; 5: E Corin Stiggall, L Cocomama, N Craig Wuepper; 6: E R, L Groover Trio, N R; 7: E Adi Meyerson Qnt, L Saul Rubin Zebtet, N Paul Nowinski; 8: E La Descarga, L R + Troy Roberts & Nujive, N Will Terrill; 9: E Steve Blum Trio, L Camile Gainer Jones, N R; 10: E R, L Willie Applewhite, N R; 11: L Ned Goold Qrt, N R; 12: E R, L Peter Brainin & the Latin Jazz Workshop; 13: E R, L Harold Mabern Trio, N R; 14: L Greg Glassman Qnt; 15: L R; 16: E Vanderlei Pereira & Brazilian Jazz Qrt, L Bruce Williams, N R; 17: E&N R; 18: E George Braith, N R; 19: E R; 20: E R, L Don Hahn/Mike Camacho Band, N R; 22: L R; 23: N R; 24: E&N R; 25: N R; 26: E R, L Itai Kriss & Gato Gordo, N John Benitez's Latin Bop; 27: E&N R; 28: L POD; 29: L R; 30: N R. GREENWICH HOUSE MUSIC SCHOOL: 46 Barrow St (bet 7th Av S & W 4th St). 212-2424770. www.greenwichhouse.org. Jun 15: 7:30-10pm $20 adm honoring Connie Crothers feat Sheila Jordan, Jay Clayton, Dori Levine, Linda Satin, Andrea Wolper, Cheryl Richards, Alexis Parsons & Lynnie Bongiorno. Sound It Out series: 7:30pm $20 feat 06/16 Gordon Grdina Qrt + Oscar Noriega & Crooked Trio, 06/23 Sean Conly Trio + Santiago Leibson Trio, 06/27 8pm Lucia Cadotsch & Speak Low; 30: 7&8:30pm Evan Harris. HIGHLINE BALLROOM: 431W 16th St (bet 9th & 10th Avs). www.highlineballroom.com. 212-414-5994. Jun 15&26: Blue Note Jazz Festival www.bluenotejazzfestival.com feat 06/15 7pm Ghost-Note feat MonoNeon & Brass Against The Machine, 06/26 8pm Pablo Ziegler/Chano Dominguez. JAZZ GALLERY: 1160 Bway at 27th St. 5th Fl. www.jazzgallery.org. 646-494-3625. Sets/ adm: 7:30&9:30pm $15, $25/10 Fri-Sat. Jun 12: Melissa Aldana; 5: Real Feels + Endless Field; 7: Ben Goldberg Qnt; 8: Chris Potter & BOP; 9: closed; 12: Peter Evans/Cory Smythe; 14: Theo Walentiny; 15-16: Jason Palmer Qrt; 20: Will Vinson Trio; 21: Lex Korten; 22: Ricky Rodriguez Gp w/spec guest Miguel Zenón; 23: Alternative Guitar Summit feat 1:30-3:30pm $60 Workshop, 8pm feat Rez Abbasi/Jeff Miles, Peter Bernstein/Gilad Hekselman, Joe Morris/ Matteo Liberatore, Joel Harrison/Anthony Pirog; 28: Darius Jones/Jure Pukl; 29-30: Joel Ross. JAZZ STANDARD: 116E 27th St (bet Park & Lexington Avs). www.jazzstandard.net. 212576-2232. Sets/adm unless otherwise noted: 7:30&9:30pm/$30; Sun 2-3pm $5 don; Sun Brunch (B) 12-2:10pm/$10, $35 all-inclusive. Residencies: Mon (R) Mingus Monday feat Mingus Big Band; Sun B except 06/10 The Smokestack Brunch. Jun 1-3: $35 06/1-2 Joey DeFrancesco Trio; 3: B Emmet Cohen Organ Qrt; 4: R; 5: $35 Joey Alexander Trio; 6: $25 Alina Engibaryan; 7-10: Dafnis Prieto Big Band; 11: R; 12-13: Ralph Peterson & Triangular Trio; 14-17: $35 Terence Blanchard feat The E-Collective; 17: B continued on page 18

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ESEARCHES HAVE ARGUED FOR R years over whether humans possess bioluminescence. Lezlie Harrison proves

they do. Setting the bandstand aglow with warmth and vulnerability, the singer and master song interpreter delivers a kind of phrasing that captures the fragility and enduring spirit of humanity. A musician whose passion extends beyond the bandstand, Lezlie has earned her place as a community facilitator and true ambassador of the music. She is a founding member of The Jazz Gallery and has worked in various capacities for WBGO, the radio station that offered Lezlie her very first job as a young college graduate. “I wear all these different hats, and I try to keep them separated but they're all joined together by the music," she says. "I love this music that we call jazz. It has sustained me, financially, wink-wink, and spiritually for a very long time. And what I love the most, out of all of that, of course, is performing." As a performer, Lezlie feels at home, no matter where the work sends her. One reason why she won't accept a full time gig at WBGO is because she enjoys the freedom to tour whenever she has the opportunity. When she does hit the bandstand, a background in theatre allows Lezlie full range of dramatic devices with which she might approach any moment of any tune. "I often say: 'I, Lezlie Harrison, am going to my gig tonight at Smoke. But the person I bring with me, when she gets on stage, is a totally different person.' Of course, it's me, but it's my theatre training connecting with an audience, delivering the lyrics, really feeling the lyrics, it's very, very personal. . . I kind of go deep when I'm on stage and that is my theatre training." While her acting lessons help Lezlie interpret the lyrics, what's at the heart of each tune is an authentic connection to the music. "Recently, I was having a really bad day," she says, "and I went to do my show on Wednesday and one of the owners, Frank, said, 'Lezlie, did you have a bad day today?' I said, 'Well, yeah, in fact I did.' And he said, 'Because you are killin it!' So, I try to give the best performance that I can with my truest self possible." Asked her recommendations for young singers who struggle with delivering an honest performance, Lezlie has some concrete advice: Take an acting class. "It will help you to just free yourself up," she says, "and help you be your silly self, your sad

self, get to know yourself a little bit more. It will help you 'go in,' and help you relate to your audience, not just sing to the audience." Another overlap Lezlie has found to exist between theatre and music is reliance on spontaneity. Lezlie, who never writes out her set lists, credits the freedom she feels to stay in the moment, embracing versatility and risk taking, to working with like-minded artists who support each other and serve the sound. Wednesdays at Smoke, Lezlie plays with her organ trio comprising Saul Rubin on guitar, Anwar Marshall on drums and Ben Paterson on Hammond B3. "My band, they know me; we know each other," she says. "I can feel Anwar carry me. I can feel Saul Rubin; it's just a feeling. We're locked in it together. Sometimes I'll call a song that we've maybe never done. I might start singing it just because it's been in my head all day and I want to try it. I'll start singing it a cappella and Ben might pick up on it, Saul might pick up on it or they might just lay out and let me do it a cappella; then maybe it becomes part of our repertoire. It's very important to not get stale, and for the audience to see that process." Lezlie’s way includes so much of the work and passion that goes into the music between hits. And part of the global process of being a New York musician, for Lezlie, means availing herself to younger members of the community, so she ensures the music extends and evolves, generation to generation. "When I first started out, I wasn't singing. I was going out and listening to singers like Carmen and Betty and Abbey and Cassandra," she says. "I just wanted to see the process of how they tell the story. Sometimes young people are afraid to approach us 'seasoned' musicians, but I think that's the best way to learn. I don't teach singing, but I speak to a lot of young vocalists who call me up and ask me about stage performance. I definitely want to go down as being part of trying to better the music, presenting it and performing it and keeping jazz alive."

Lezlie Harrison performs with Saul Rubin, Ben Paterson and Anwar Marshall at Smoke Jazz & Supper Club every Wednesday. Harrison photo by Caroline Conejero.


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Allegra Levy; 18: R; 19-20: Django Bates Trio; 21-24: Vinicius Cantuária; 24: B Chris Pattishall Trio; 25: R; 26: $25 Julian Siegel Qrt; 27: Duchess; 28-Jul 1: Grant Green. JOE’S PUB: At Public Theater. 425 Lafayette St & Astor Pl. www.joespub.com. 212-967-7555. Adm varies. Jun 21: 7pm Barbara Dane; 28: 9:30pm Lucia Cadotsch; 29: 7pm Pedro Giraudo Tango Qrt. KNICKERBOCKER BAR & GRILL: 33 University Pl at 9th St. 212-228-8490. www.knickerbockerbarandgrill.com. Fri-Sat: 9pm-1am. Jun 1-2: Luis Bonilla Trio; 8-9: Matthew Fries Duo; 15-16: Russ Kassoff/ Boots Maleson; 22-23: Joseph Camardo/ Justin Fink; 29-30: Joel Forrester/David Hofstra. LE POISSON ROUGE: 158 Bleecker St at Thompson St. www.lepoissonrouge.com. 212-796-0741. Adm varies. Jun 16: 7:30pm $25/30 adm Vijay Iyer Trio w/Matana Roberts; 17: 8pm $25/30 Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos w/Anthony Coleman & Sephardic Tinge; 21: 7&10pm $35/45 Alternative Guitar Summit feat Bill Frisell & Guitar Invitational w/spec guests Julian Lage, Marvin Sewell, Brandon Ross & Matt Munisteri. McKITTRICK HOTEL: 530W 27th St (bet 10th & 11th Avs). www.mckittrickhotel.com. Jun 10: 2pm-12am New York Brass Festival www.nybrassfest.com feat Slavic Soul Party, David Ostwald & Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, NOLA On Hudson Second Line w/Mariel Bildsten, Sugartone Brass Band, Frank London & Klezmer Brass All-Stars, Hungry March Band, Gato Loco, Drumadics Beat-N-Brass Band, Transglobal Fanfare jam w/Matt Moran. MEZZROW: 163W 10th St (bet 7th Av & Waverly Pl). www.mezzrow.com. 646-4764346. Sets/adm: 8-10:30pm, Late (L) 11pmclose; adm varies. Residencies: Sun L except 06/24 John Merrill & friends; Mon L Pasquale Grasso; Tues L Jam w/Miki Yamanaka & Adi Meyerson; Wed L Pete Malinverni; Thurs L Spike Wilner w/spec guest. Jun 1: David Bryant & Trismic, L Steve Ash; 2: David Bryant & Trismic, L Theo Hill; 3: Nancy Harms/Aaron Goldberg; 4: Hendrik Meurkens Trio; 5: Nitai Hershkovits Trio; 6: Gary Versace Trio; 7: Jimmy Bruno/Craig Thomas; 8: Ted Rosenthal Trio, L Greg Murphy; 9: Ted Rosenthal Trio, L Anthony Wonsey; 10: 4:30-7pm Damien Sneed/ Shenel Johns, 8pm Marianne Solivan Qrt; 11: Fred Hersch/ Dayna Stephens; 12: Daryl Sherman/Warren Vaché; 13: Brenda Earle Stokes Trio; 14: Bill Goodwin Trio; 15: Ethan Iverson/Ron Carter, L Eden Ladin; 16: Ethan Iverson/Ron Carter, L Jon Davis; 17: Ethan Iverson/Ron Carter; 18: Mike Lipskin Trio; 19: Roseanna Vitro/Kenny Werner; 20: Gene Bertoncini/ Rufus Reid; 21: Michael Wolff; 22: Joanne Brackeen/Richie Goods, L Jeremy Manasia; 23: Joanne Brackeen/ Ugonna Okegwo, L Joe Davidian; 24: closed; 25: Larry Fuller Trio; 26: Teri Roiger Qrt; 27: Ben Paterson Trio; 28: Noah Haidu Trio; 29: Melissa Aldana/Spike Wilner, L Lafayette Harris; 30: Melissa Aldana/Aaron Diehl, L Jon Davis. NEIGHBORHOOD CHURCH: 269 Bleecker St (bet Jones & Cornelia Sts). 212-691-1770. 1st Fri: 8&9:30pm free adm All Things Project www.allthingsproject.org. Jun 1: Caroline Davis Qrt. The NEW SCHOOL JAZZ PERFORMANCE SPACE: 55W 13th St, 5th Fl. 212-229-5488. www.newschool.edu/jazz. Tues-Sat: 8:30pm The Stone at the New School. Jun 1-2: Marty Ehrlich; 5-9: Jad Atoui; 12-16: James


Ilgenfritz; 19-23: Brian Marsella; 26-30: William Parker. NORTH SQUARE: At Washington Square Hotel. 103 Waverly Pl at McDougal. www.northsquareny.com/about-jazz. 212254-1200. Sun: 12:30&2pm free adm Jazz Brunch Trios. Jun 3: Kate Baker w/Vic Juris; 10: Roz Corral w/Jim Ridl & Paul Gill; 17: Vicki Burns; 24: Roz Corral w/Gilad Hekselman & Evan McGregor. NUBLU 62: 62 Av C (bet 4th & 5th Sts). 212375-1500. www.nublu.net. Jun 2: 10-11:30pm Shokazoba; 14: 8pm The Funky Knuckles, 10:30pm Linetilter. NUBLU 151: 151 Avenue C (bet 9th & 10th Sts). www.nublu.net. Jun 1: 7pm Molly Tigre; 11: 8pm $12/15 adm Nicole Mitchell; 22: 8pm $25/30 Alternative Guitar Summit feat JazzRock-Funk Throwdown. NUYORICAN POETS CAFÉ: 236E 3rd St (bet Avs B & C). www.nuyorican.org. 212-7809386/212-505-8183. Sets: 9:30pm. Tues: $10 adm Latin Jazz feat 06/5 Chembo Corniel, 06/12 Bronx Conexión, 06/19 Willie Martinez & La Familia Sxt; 1st Wed: $13 All That - Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz; 1st Sat: $15 Banana Puddin’ Jazz series feat Rome Neal + Jam. ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL: 196 Allen St at E Houston St. www.rockwoodmusichall.com. 212-477-4155. Jun 10: 7pm Gabriela Martina; 13: 7pm Danny Green Trio + String; 17: 7pm Arthur Sadowsky & The Troubadours; 19: 7pm Sara Gazarek; 21: 8:30pm DeicontPhillips Collective, 10pm Marius Neset; 29: 8:30pm Brian Charette/Ari Hoenig w/spec guest Melanie Scholtz. RUSS & DAUGHTERS CAFE: 127 Orchard St (bet Delancey & Rivington Sts). 212-4754880. www.russanddaughterscafe.com. Last Thurs: 8pm free adm The Stone at Russ & Daughters Cafe. Jun 28: Anthony Coleman. SMALLS JAZZ CLUB: 183W 10th St at 7th Av. 212-252-5091. www.smallslive.com. Sets: Afternoon (PM) Sun 4:30-7pm, Sat 4-7pm, Early (E) 7:30-10pm, Late (L) 10:30pm-1am, Night (N) 1-4am; jam following N; adm varies. Residencies (R): Sun 1pm Vocal masterclass by Marion Cowings, PM Sacha Perry Trio, N 06/3&17 Jon Beshay, 06/10 Hillel Salem; Mon E except 06/11 Ari Hoenig Trio, L 06/4&18 Joe Farnsworth Gp, 06/11 Jonathan Barber Gp, 06/25 Jonathan Michel Gp, N After-hours Jam; Tues L 06/12 Abraham Burton Qrt, 06/19&26 Frank Lacy Gp, N After-hours Jam; Fri N 06/1,15&29 JD Allen, 06/8&22 Corey Wallace; Sat N 06/2,9&23 Philip Harper, 06/16 Brooklyn Circle, 06/30 Eric Wyatt. Jun 1: E Neal Smith New Breed Sxt, L Michael Weiss Qrt, N R; 2: PM Jimmy O'Connell Sxt, E Neal Smith New Breed Sxt, L Michael Weiss Qrt, N R; 3: 1pm-PM R, E Deborah Davis, L Bruce Harris Gp, N R; 4: R; 5: E-L tba, N R; 6: E Lage Lund Qrt, L Fukushi Tainaka Qnt, N Jovan Alexandre; 7: E Lage Lund Qrt, L Jure Pukl Qrt, N Charles Goold; 8: E Venture, L Mike Rodriguez Gp, N R; 9: PM Buzz Donald, E Michael Cochrane, L Mike Rodriguez Gp, N R; 10: 1pm-PM R, E tba, L JC Stylles Organ Qrt, N R; 11: E Joel Frahm Trio, L-N R; 12: E Charles Blenzig Gp, L-N R; 13: E Carlo De Rosa Gp, L Kennci 4, N Isaiah Thompson; 14: E Harish Raghavan Qnt, L Hailey Niswanger Gp, N Davis Whitfield; 15: E Brian Charette Trio, L Spike Wilner Gp, N R; 16: PM Jon Roche & friends, E Brian Charette Trio, L Spike Wilner Gp, N R; 17: 1pm-PM R, E Ehud Asherie Trio, L Richie Vitale Qnt, N R; 18: R; 19: E Robert Edwards Gp, L-N R; 20: E Nick Finzer Sxt, L Harold Mabern Trio, N Aaron Seeber; 21: E Frank Perowsky Gp, L Bruce Williams Qrt, N continued on page 20

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IZZY GILLESPIE PREDICTED D that one day, "the music of the Americas will be unified." For five decades,

three of them in the United States after he defected from Cuba in 1981, his protégé, Paquito D'Rivera, has fulfilled his mentor's prophecy. A multi Grammy award-winning saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and bandleader, Paquito was a founding member with pianist Chucho Valdes of Orquesta Cubana de Musica Moderna in 1967, the Cuban jazz group Irakere in 1973, and the Caribbean Jazz Project with steel pans player Andy Narrell in 1993. An NEA Jazz Master, he has worked as a sideman with everybody from Wynton Marsalis and McCoy Tyner, to Mario Bauza and Cachao, and recorded over 40 albums as a leader. Blessed with a fiery and fluid improvisational style, Paquito's wide-ranging, woodwind wizardry fluently speaks many of our hemisphere's musical languages: from American bebop to the Argentine tango. Paquito, who received an Honorary Doctorate from the Manhattan School of Music in May, performs at the Blue Note Jazz Festival with his longtime cohorts: Pianist and violinist Alex Brown, Peruvian bassist Oscar Stagnaro, drummer Mark Walker, Argentine trumpeter and valve trombonist Diego Urcola and Curaçao percussionist Pernell Saturnino. He brings his Pan-American set list to the stage in an especially festive mood because his birthday is June 4. "The Blue Note is going to be like a 70th birthday celebration," Paquito says. "We're going to be playing music from my more recent releases, Jazz Meets the Classics and Paquito & Manzanero. I'm also play-

ing a combination of selections from many different recordings, and I'm trying out some new music." Jazz Meets the Classics, a 2012 live recording, features Paquito's ingenious and infectious takes on work by composers from the European and Latin American classical canons, featuring the sambainfused syncopations of Chopin's "Fantasia Impromptu," the cajon-cadenced "Beethoven Peru," the New Orleans second line swing of "Adagio" from Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A Major and the Cuban zarzuela composer Ernesto Lecuona's "Al Fin Te Vi." Paquito & Manzanero, a 2016 CD, features selections from the songbook of Mexican composer Armando Manzanero, including the fascinating rhythms of "Amanecer," the 4/4 swing of "Mia" and the touching tango-milonga, "Te Extranjo." Paquito just composed The Rice and Beans Concerto, a three-movement opus for clarinet, violoncello and orchestra, for his friend, cellist Yo Yo Ma, employing melodies, harmonies, rhythmic cells and instruments from China, Brazil, Cuba and elements of jazz. "The piece is a commission from Kennedy Center with an important erhu (Chinese violin) part in the orchestra. I call Yo Yo, 'Rice' because he's Chinese, and he calls me 'Beans' because I love black beans and rice," Paquito says with a laugh. Paquito's ability to speak multiple musical languages was imprinted on him from the moment he picked up the clarinet, growing up as classically trained child prodigy in Havana. "I was listening to all types of music my whole life," Paquito says. "My father was a classical saxophone player, but he loved Stan Getz, Lester Young and especially Benny Goodman. He played his 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert LP back-to-back with Goodman's recording of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto." Paquito, who played clarinet and saxophone beginning at age 5 with Cuba's National Symphony Orchestra, also counts French classical saxophonist Marcel Mule as a major influence. His broad musical education is evident throughout his recordings. They include Why Not!, Explosion, Havana Café, Brazilian Dreams, A Night in Englewood (with the United Nation Orchestra) and the Latin jazz soundtrack, Calle 54. Dizzy Gillespie remains a dominant influence on Paquito. He met the trumpeter when he visited Cuba as part of U.S. State Department tour in 1977. Paquito worked closely with Gillespie, especially in his last ensemble, the United Nation Orchestra, comprising musicians from the Caribbean and Latin America, which he led after Gillespie died in 1993. Now, entering his eighth decade, Paquito feels that the most important thing he learned from Gillespie is that one

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Asaf Yuria; 22: E John Bailey Qnt, L Ken Fowser Gp, N R; 23: PM Jade Synstelien Trio, E John Bailey Qnt, L Ken Fowser Gp, N R; 24: closed; 25: R; 26: E Steve Nelson Qrt, L-N R; 27: E Emanuele Cisi Gp, L George Papageorge Gp, N Mike Troy; 28: E Darrell Green Qrt, L Keith Brown Gp, N Jonathan Thomas; 29: E Andy Fusco Qnt, L Dmitry Baevsky Qrt, N R; 30: PM Ben Barnett, E Santi DeBriano Qrt, L Dmitry Baevsky Qrt, N R. ST PAUL’S GERMAN LUTHERAN CHURCH: 315W 22nd St (bet 8th & 9th Avs). www.stpaulny.org. 212-929-1955. Jun 14-16: Chelsea Music festival feat 06/14 7:308:30pm Rogério Boccato Quarteto, 9:3011pm Adam Birnbaum Trio, 06/15 9:30-11pm Aaron Diehl Qrt, 06/16 8-10pm Helen Sung. SUBCULTURE: 45 Bleecker St at Lafayette St. www.subculturenewyork.com. 212-533-5470. Jun 15: 8pm $20/25 adm Amy Cervini. TRIBECA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 199 Chambers St. www.tribecapac.org. 212220-1460. Jun 21: 8pm $45/50 adm Highlights in Jazz series feat Salute to Russell Malone w/Jimmy Heath & Houston Person, Lewis Nash, Willie Jones III, Jeremy Pelt, Gene Bertoncini, Steve Nelson, Luke Sellick. VILLAGE VANGUARD: 178 7th Av S at 11th St. 212-255-4037. www.villagevanguard.com. Sets: 8:30&10:30pm. Adm: $30/1 drink min. Residency (R): Mon Vanguard Jazz Orch. Jun 1-3: Billy Hart Qrt; 4: R; 5-10: Scott Colley Trio; 11: R; 12-17: Joe Lovano/Dave Douglas Qnt; 18: R; 19-24: David Murray & Class Struggle; 25: R; 26-Jul 1: Tom Harrell Qnt. ZINC BAR: 82W 3rd St (bet Thompson & Sullivan). 212-477-8337. www.zincbar.com. Residencies: Sun 9pm Zinc Tango Trio; Sat 10pm Monika Oliveira & The Brasilians. Jun 4: 10pm-2am VandoJam feat Tom Walsh; 5: 7&8:30pm Melanie Charles; 6: 8&10pm Janis Siegel & Lauren Kinhan w/spec guest Jo Lawry; 8: 7&8:30pm Bob Merrill Trio; 13: 8&10pm Lew Tabackin Trio; 14: 7&8:30pm Xiomara Laugart; 16: 8-9:30pm Bill Warfield & the Hell’s Kitchen Funk Orch; 18: 8&10pm String Attached feat Chico Pinheiro; 22: 7&8:30pm Silvano Monastorios Trio; 23: 8pm Matt Wilson Qrt; 28: 7&8:30pm Curtis Brothers Qrt.


NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN: 2900 Southern Blvd. www.nybg.org. 718-817-8700. Jun 22: 7-8:30pm Salute to Crescent CityNew Orleans at 300 feat Evan Christopher.


440 GALLERY: 440 Sixth Av. 718-499-3844. www.440gallery.com. 1st Sun: 4:40pm $10 don Me, Myself and Eye. Jun 3: Billy Mintz. BAM: 30 Lafayette Av. 718-636-4100. www.bam.org. Jun 7: 12pm Bernard Purdie & All-Star Shuffle w/guests Bobbi Humphrey & Quiana Lynell. BARBÈS: 376 9th St at 6th Av. Park Slope. www.barbesbrooklyn.com. 718-965-9177. Residencies: Sun 9pm Stephane Wrembel; Mon 7pm Brain Cloud; Tues 9pm Slavic Soul Party; Wed 10pm Mandingo Ambassadors; Fri 5pm The Crooked Trio. Jun 22: 8pm Ben Holmes & Naked Lore.


BROOKLYN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC: 58 7th Av. www.bkcm.org. 718-622-3300. Jun 1: 7pm Roger Lent w/spec guest Olivia Chindamo. BROWNSTONE JAZZ: 107 Macon St at Nostrand Av. 917-704-9237. https://www. ticketweb.com/events/org/203803. Fri-Sat: 9pm-12:30am Jazz Fish Fry fest. COURTYARD IN ST. GEORGE: 10 Richmond Ter. Staten Island. Fri: 5-8:30pm free adm Court Yard Fridays. Jun 22: Papo Vázquez; 29: UTA All Stars. I-BEAM: 168 7th St. www.ibeambrooklyn.com. Sets: 8:30pm $15 don. Jun 1: Ed Neumeister Qrt; 2: Judith Berkson/Ty Citerman; 15: Ben Perowsky Trio. JAZZ 966: 966 Fulton St. 917-593-9776. www.fortgreenecouncil.org/jazz966. Fri: 8&10:15pm $15 don. Jun 1: Kim Clarke & Aqua Ninjaz Ens; 8: Danny Mixon Qnt; 15: SaRon Crenshaw Qrt; 22: Sharp Radway. 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 5: 9pm Dezron Douglas & Black Lion Trinity, 10:30pm Davy Lazar; 12: 9pm This Against That, 10:30pm Dingo Rataplan; 19: 9pm Jeff Davis & Catchfoot, 10:30pm Kris Davis Trio; 26: 9pm James Carney Qrt, 10:30pm Ethan Iverson Trio. MURMRR: 17 Eastern Pkwy. 516-510-1477. www.murmrr.com. Jun 25: 8pm $37.50/45 adm TEN w/Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding & Nicholas Payton; 26: 8pm Meshell Ndegeocello. NATIONAL SAWDUST: 80N 6th St. 646-7798455. www.nationalsawdust.org. Sets: 7pm. Jun 15: Yosvany Terry & Baptiste Trotignon’s Ancestral Memories Qrt; 16: 11am Oran Etkin feat Timbalooloo; 23: Barbara Parker Trio; 27: The Stone feat Jon Irabagon. PROSPECT PARK BANDSHELL: at 9th St. Park Slope. www.celebratebrooklyn.org. 718855-7882. Jun 22&29: 7:30pm free adm BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! festival feat 06/22 Robert Glasper & R+R=NOW, 06/29 Branford Marsalis. ROULETTE: 509 Atlantic Av at 3rd Av. www.roulette.org. 917-267-0363. Sets: 8pm. Jun 18: $20 adm Samuel Blaser Trio; 24: $15 Jonathan Finlayson. 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 adm. Jun 1: E Triple Tea, L Fany de la Chica; 2: 8pm $20 The Reggie Young Band + Hadrien Feraud; 5: E Ayman Fanous Ens, L $8 Fumi Tomita Gp; 6: E $15 Broadbelt Qrt; 7: 7:30pm $20 Duke Guillaume & The Metropolitan Gospel Big Band; 10: L $8 Shawn Lawson & The Progression Ens; 12: E Evan Ryan Gp, L Daryl & Trifecta; 13: E Jacob Varmus & Drift-Steer, L Killick & Rauh; 14: $15/10 E Susan Wagner H.S. Jazz Band, 8pm Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orch; 15: $35 7:30&9pm Jack DeJohnette/Ravi Coltrane/Matthew Garrison; 18: E Dry Hands, 8pm Unified Field Orch; 19: $8 E Gaya Feldheim Schorr Spt, L Mareike Wiening Qnt; 20: E Andy Bianco Qnt; 21: E-L $10/12 Britpop Choir & Choir, N Mateusz Smoczynski Qnt; 22: E-L $10/12 Britpop Choir & Brooklynite Choir, 9pm $15/10 ShoutHouse; 24: 5,6&7pm $20 Bernard Woma memorial feat Mark Stone, David Rogers, Raul Rothblatt & Famoro Dioubate; 25: E Jon Snell Trio. SISTAS’ PLACE: 456 Nostrand Av at Jefferson continued on page 24

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VIC JURIS R IEW JA RV J ZZ FESTIVA V L at J. OWEN GRUNDY PIER / JUNE 1 VA RIVERV In his Jersey City home, a 10-year-old Vic Juris picked up a guitar and never let go. f exibility With near 30 recordings as a leader, Vic has also shared his phenomenal fl with Larry Coryell, Sarah Vaughan, Jimmy Smith, James Moody and Dave Liebman. Honored as a top guitarist by the Jazz Journalists Association, Vic has authored numerous books on jazz guitar and technique. Vic's new recording, Ey E e Co C ntact (Steeplechase) displays his inspiring interpretation of the music of Wayne Shorter, Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Jule Styne and Jimmy Van Heusen, alongside a reworking of an original fr f om his early recording days and the bossa-fl f avored title track. Vic fl f the weeklong 2018 Riverview Jazz Festival with fe ff f llow guitarists Dave kicks off Stryker and Apicella. He also perfo f rms with Erik Lawrence at the Port Imperial fo Sunset Music series June 21.

R Y MANTILLA RA GATEWAY 2 / JUNE 6 Absorbing the rhythm-rich, dance-crazed atmosphere of his birthplace in the South Bronx, master percussionist Ray Mantilla was playing Afr f o-Cuban rhythms with jazz fr harmonies early on with Ray Barretto and Eddie Palmieri. Ray quickly added steam to bands led by Herbie Mann and Max Roach and he toured the world with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. Ray's diversity included work with Charles Mingus, Cedar Walton, Eartha Kitt and Shirley Scott. On his latest recording, Hi Hig igh Vo V ltag a e (Savant), ag the percussive fi f re and textures are all there, revisiting "Comin' Home Baby" and "Cedar's Blues," a scorching "Solar" and some conguero call and response on Ron Carter's "Third Plane." Ray's own "Lane Change" shows the versatility one can expect f om any Mantilla moment. Ray's sure to have you dancing on your lunch hour! fr BEHN GILLEC CE HYATT NEW BRUNSWICK / JUNE 14 For vibraphonist Behn Gillece, teenage studies in classical percussion led to the jazz world, where he's developed into a signifi f cant musical fo fi f rce. Behn's quiet fi f re on a bebop smoker or a peacefu f l ballad statement can be heard on fo fu f ur co-led recordings with saxophonist Ken Fowser and three as leader fo f r the Posi-tone label, or as a welcome sideman on eff ffo ff forts fr f om saxophonist Walt Weiskopf, f trombonist Michael Dease f, and singer Melody Gardot. Behn's new off ffe ff fering, Straig i ht Fo ig F rward (Posi-tone) is as part of the group New Faces with trumpeter Josh Lawrence, saxophonist Roxy Coss, pianist Theo Hill, bassist Peter Brendler and drummer Vinnie Sperrazza. They celebrate the fi f re and hush of this new album with originals and a nod to Herbie Hancock.

CARRIE JA J CKSON 1867 SANCTUARY R AT EWING / JUNE 16 RY For Newark native Carrie Jackson, the spirit of song started at age 6 singing at Mount Calvary Baptist Church and developed in school with piano and voice studies with Duke Anderson, eventually singing profe f ssionally with Duke's big band. Comfo fe f rtable fo in the worlds of jazz, pop, blues and gospel, Carrie and her musical fr f iends regularly share with audiences the spirit of Basie, Ellington, Armstrong, Gillespie and Waller, spicing things up with the best of the Great American Songbook. Carrie's recording, A T ibute to Sa Tr S rah Va V ug u han, Ne N wark's ' Own (C-Jay) is a swinging, poignant acknowl's edgement to The Divine One, divinely done. Whether it's "This Can't Be Love," "On the Street Where You Live" or "Send in the Clowns," Carrie embraces jazz standards with style and grace to make these gems her own.

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S P O T L EDDIE DANIELS JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER / JUNE 1-2 Clarinet virtuoso and multi-Grammy winner Eddie Daniels, reedman and composer Ted Nash and the Harlem Quartet headline this Jazz in the Chamber performance in the Appel Room. Although he began as a tenor saxophonist in the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra, for four decades, Eddie is hailed as unparalleled on the clarinet in jazz and classical realms. Augmented by a rhythm section of Helen Sung, Scott Colley and Mauricio Zottarelli, this unique ensemble will play a piece from Eddie's new tribute to Egberto Gismonti, Heart of Brazil (Resonance Records), but the rest will be all new material primarily written by Ted, who says: "Our desire is to incorporate the sound of modern jazz into the environment of intimate chamber music, keeping it all exciting, swinging, beautiful and challenging." YE

STACEY KENT BIRDLAND / JUNE 5-9 After exhausting pages from the Great American Songbook that fit her, vocalist Stacey Kent dug into bossa novas and French chansons and embraced fresh blend material to call her own. Much of the latter was crafted over the past dozen years by Nobel Prizewinning novelist Kazuo Isihiguro and Stacey's saxophonist husband, Jim Tomlinson. Two such songs, "Bullet Train" and "The Changing Lights," figure prominently on Stacey's latest recording, I Know a Dream: The Orchestral Sessions (Okeh/Sony). The project also features fresh tunes co-written by Jim and lyricists Cliff Goldmacher or Antonio Ladeira. Stacey's bittersweet, dreamy delivery is ideal for her timeless stories of people who feel displaced in their surroundings. She's with Jim on tenor sax, pianist Art Hirahara, bassist Tom Hubbard and drummer Anthony Pinciotti. KF TERENCE BLANCHARD JAZZ STANDARD / JUNE 14-17 Whether using clusters of notes to accent a beat or sheets of sounds to punctuate a scene, composer and trumpeter Terence Blanchard is an expert at evoking emotion. Cutting his teeth with bandleaders Lionel Hampton and Art Blakey, Terence developed a voice that includes leading various size groups and composing scores for movies, as well as writing operas and incidental music for Broadway plays. Those efforts have resulted in Emmy and Golden Globe award nominations and five Grammy Awards, the most recent in 2009 for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo for the song "Dancin' 4 Chicken" from Watts. Blanchard is joined by his group E-Collective featuring guitarist Charles Altura, pianist Fabian Almazan, bassist Donald Ramsey and drummer Oscar Seaton as they perform selections from their most recent Blue Note release, Live. EW

AMY CERVINI SUBCULTURE / JUNE 15 A member of the all-female jazz/pop vocal trio, Duchess, Amy Cervini has created a very different musical persona on her second solo album, No One Ever Tells You (Anzic), and celebrates its release at this gig. Embracing a hard-edged, bluesy sound, Amy enlists electric guitarist Jess Lewis, pianist Michael Cabe, bassist Matt Aronoff, drummer Jared Schonig and Hammond B3 organist Gary Versace. The bluesdrenched results, especially on the tracks with B3, are striking. So is the perceptive choice of repertoire, which ranges from the title track and two other songs associated with Frank Sinatra's saloon singer phase emphatically stamped with Amy's own take, to a Bessie Smith classic and songs by Blossom Dearie and Lyle Lovett. "I Don't Know," Amy's lone, outstanding original, is a torch song with a wry twist. GK

DAVID MURRAY VILLAGE VANGUARD / JUNE 19-24 Once believed to be the most recorded musician in jazz, reedman David Murray spent the last two decades playing and raising a family in Paris and recording regularly with the World Saxophone Quartet and the Gwo Ka Masters from Guadeloupe. He made his long-awaited return to the Village Vanguard last year with his band, Class Struggle. They're preparing for their debut album with new additions to David's "Suite for Albert Murray (Stomping the Blues)" along with other new compositions. David will no doubt feature trombonist Craig Harris from his octet in the 1980s and 90s and pianist Lafayette Gilchrist, best known for his seminal work on the Baltimore go-go scene. Rounding out the band is David's son, guitarist Mingus Murray and brothers Rashaan Carter on bass and Russell Carter, drums. YE

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L I G H T SHAMIE ROYSTON DIZZY'S CLUB COCA-COLA / JUNE 20 While other artists play the music, Shamie Royston lives the music. Whether she's playing a tender intro line or comping over a thick groove, the pianist, composer, arranger and devoted educator transforms the music to serve the context. Treating the piano as an orchestra, Shamie continues to create original works for a range of artists who have included, among others, Dianne Reeves, Sean Jones, Tia Fuller and Geri Allen. Her compositions tease out sensitivity and authentic expression, informed by a cross section of sounds and cultures. Shamie's record release party features trio mates Gregg August on bass and Mark Whitfield Jr. on drums with special guests Jaleel Shaw on saxophone and Lee Hogans on trumpet. SJ HOUSTON PERSON HIGHLIGHTS IN JAZZ at TRIBECA PAC / JUNE 21 At age 83, Houston Person is one of the most in-demand musicians, not only for his soulful, burnished tenor saxophone, but also his great chemistry with a wide range of players. Houston came of age playing in organ groups and made numerous recordings with singer Etta Jones until her death in 2001. Over the past 20-plus years, he has recorded prolifically as a leader for HighNote and proved himself as a masterful ballad interpreter with his lyrical sound, which he utilizes much like a vocalist. Houston is playing in the final concert of the Highlights in Jazz season, which honors Russell Malone. The lineup also includes Jimmy Heath, Lewis Nash, Willie Jones III, Jeremy Pelt, Gene Bertoncini, Steve Nelson, Luke Sellick and a special guest. KD

JOANNE BRACKEEN MEZZROW / JUNE 22-23 If there ever was an icon for women in jazz, it's 2018 NEA Jazz Master pianist Joanne Brackeen. Her days as a staunch innovator, standout improviser and unique composer go back to the late 1960s as an accompanist with Stan Getz, Art Blakey and her then-husband Charles Brackeen. Her recordings for the Choice, Tappan Zee, Concord and Arkadia labels all were met with acclaim and due respect in a postTyner/Corea/Hancock era. Work in Brazilian music was another sidebar to a brilliant and long-lasting career, mostly in heavyweight contemporary and progressive jazz trio settings. Her style remains delightfully quirky and unpredictable yet retains the humoresque piquant phrasings that initially identified her as an individualist. Unbelievably, she has no recent recordings, so she'll likely refer to the deep well of her considerable repertoire. MGN

DAVID CHAMBERLAIN AND BAND OF BONES SAINT PETER'S CHURCH / JUNE 27 As part of the Midday Jazz Midtown series, the amazingly versatile Band of Bones, a 13-piece big band consisting of trombones and rhythm section, plus leader David Chamberlain's trombone and flute, plays music from its new CD, Picadillo, Yes Madly! The title refers both to "Picadillo," a track on a classic Eddie Palmieri/Cal Tjader album with trombonist Barry Rogers' solo orchestrated for eight trombones, and to the inclusion of two Duke Ellington poems read by his granddaughter Mercedes, with music by band trombonist Chris Rinaman, and two other tracks of Ellingtonia: Duke's "All Too Soon" and Billy Strayhorn's "Chelsea Bridge." The diverse program also includes tunes by Quincy Jones and Horace Silver, as well as another Latin piece featuring the expanded percussion section from the title track. GK

MJ TERRITO JAZZ AT KITANO / JUNE 28 Even in the diverse world of jazz vocalists, MJ Territo pops out as unique, difficult to categorize, and quite superb. Sporting a rich, slightly lower-pitched vocal range, MJ offers a phrasing that places her comfortably in the jazz, cabaret and Broadway worlds, and her singing recalls an uncommon set of vocalists from Frank Sinatra to Carol Sloane to even Mabel Mercer. Similarly, in her projects she consistently makes intelligent and unusual decisions in repertoire and approach, perhaps best encapsulated on her most recent album, Ladies Day (Jollie Mollie Music), by her gorgeous duet with harpist Brandee Younger on the Dave Grusin composition "True." For fans of the entire map of the Great American Songbook and its many unusual side routes, MJ's performance with the Ladies Day Jazz Quartet is not to be missed. SH

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Av. www.sistasplace.org. 718-398-1766. Sat: 9&10:30pm $30/25 adm. Jun 2: Jerome Jennings Band; 9: Craig Harris Gp. WILLIAMSBURG MUSIC CENTER: 367 Bedford Av. www.wmcjazz.org. 718-3841654. Sets: 9&10:30pm, Fri-Sat 10&11:30pm. $10 adm. Residencies: Wed Corey Wilcox & friends + Jam; Fri Gerry Eastman & friends + Jam. Jun 2: closed; Ra Le Bu; 23: Blake Shaw; 30: Haven.

CONNECTICUT BUTTONWOOD TREE: 605 Main St. Middletown. www.buttonwood.org. 860-3474957. Sets: 8-10pm. Jun 2: Jen Allen; 8: Louis Apollon Trio; 15: Danny Green Trio & Master Workshops; 22: BadSlax Qrt; 30: Dialect Trio feat Mario Pavone. FIREHOUSE 12: 47 Crown St. New Haven. 203785-0468. www.firehouse12.com. Fri: 8:30pm $20 adm, 10pm $15. Jun 1: Jason Kao Hwang & Sing House; 8: Ben Goldberg Qnt; 15: Samuel Blaser Trio. MUSIC MOUNTAIN: 225 Music Mountain Rd. Falls Village. www.musicmountain.org. 860824-7126. Jun 16: 6:30pm Ted Nash Qrt. PALACE THEATER/POLI CLUB: 100 East Main St. Waterbury. www.palacetheaterct. org. 203-346-2000. Sets: 7-8:30&9-10:30pm. Jun 8: Norman Johnson Qrt; 29: Jim Ridl Qrt. RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE: 80 East Ridge. Ridgefield. www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org. 203-438-5795. Jun 16: 8pm Al Di Meola. The SIDE DOOR JAZZ CLUB: At Old Lyme Inn. 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme. 860-434-0886. www.thesidedoorjazz.com. Sets: 8:30-11pm. Jun 1: Willie Jones III; 2: Noah Preminger; 3: Delfeayo Marsalis Uptown Jazz Orch; 8: Ola Onabule; 9: Johnny O'Neal Trio; 15: Alex Snydman Trio; 16: Whitfield Family Band; 22: Jane Bunnett & Maqueque; 23: Yosvany Terry & Ancestral Melodies Qrt; 29: Mark Gross + Strings; 30: Georgia Mancio & Alan Broadbent.


GRASSO’S: 134 Main St. Cold Spring Harbor. www.grassosrestaurant.com. 631-367-6060. Sets: Sun 12-3pm Brunch + 6-9pm; Mon-Sat 7-11pm. Residencies: Sun B Danny Marx Duo; Mon Robert LePley; Wed Wayne Sabella & Company. Jun 8: Shailah Edmonds Trio; 22: Mala Waldron Trio. The JAZZ LOFT: 275 Christian Av. Stony Brook. 631-751-1895. www.thejazzloft.org. Sets/adm: 7pm $20-10. Wed: 7-8pm $10, 8pm $5 Jam w/FM Band. Jun 7: TJL Big Band; 89: Ken Peplowski Duo; 14: The Hot Club; 15: Bill Friesell Trio; 21: Rich Iacona & Bad Little Big Band feat Madeline Kole; 22: Tom Harrell Qrt; 23: Eli Yamin; 28: Interplay.

NEW JERSEY BERGEN PORT IMPERIAL: Weehawken. Thurs: 6-8pm Sunset Music series. Jun 7: Pete Levin/Jeff Ciampa + Erik Lawrence/Mark Sganga + Trinidad North; 21: Steel Impressions + Erik Lawrence/Vic Juris + Annette Genovese/ Rob Reich.


PUFFIN CULTURAL FORUM: 20 Puffin Way. Teaneck. www.puffinculturalforum.org. 201836-8923. Jun 24: 4pm $10 don Story of Rose McCoy feat Audrey Martell. The RIDGEWOOD CONSERVATORY: 409 Sette Dr. Paramus. 201-612-6686. www.theridgewoodconservatory.com. Jun 9: 7pm $15-5 adm Three For All Trio. ESSEX BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH: 275W Market St. Newark. www.bethany-newark.org. 973623-8161. Jun 2: 6-7:30pm Jazz Vespers feat Classical Meets Jazz. DLV LOUNGE: 300 Bloomfield Av. Montclair. 973-783-6988. Jun 15: 8:30pm-12am Bossa Brasil®. ELEVEN CLINTON: 11 Clinton St. Newark. 862-234-2269. www.elevenclinton.com. Sun: 1-4pm; Fri-Sat: 7:30-11:30pm. Free adm. Jun 1: Pat Van Dyke; 2: Radam Schwartz; 3: Candice Reyes Qrt; 8: Matt Chertkoff; 9: Joe Peterson; 10: Kate Curran; 15: Zem Audu; 16: Naama Gheber; 17: Bruce Williams; 22: John Bauers; 23: Rosalind Grant; 24: Joe Taino; 29: James Gibbs; 30: Patricia Walton. GATEWAY CENTER 2: 2 Gateway Center. 283299 Market St. Newark. 973-624-8880. Jun 6: 12-1pm Ray Mantilla. HAT CITY KITCHEN: 459 Valley St. Orange. 862-252-9147. www.hatcitykitchen.com. Jun 23: 8pm Dave Stryker Trio. MONTCLAIR CENTER STAGE: Church St & Bloomfield Av. Montclair. 973-509-3820. Jun 16: 8:30-10:30pm Maurício de Souza & Bossa Brasil® feat Alan Chaubert. SUZYQUE’S BBQ & BAR: 34 S Valley Rd. West Orange. www.suzyques.com. 973-7367899. Free adm. Sun: 2-5pm Brunch w/Curtis Lundy Ens; Thurs: 8pm-12am John Lee & friends. Jun 11&25: 8-10pm Glenn Franke's BigBand. TRUMPETS: 6 Depot Square. Montclair. 973744-2600. www.trumpetsjazz.com. Jun 2: 911:30pm Royal Scam-Steely Dan Tribute Band; 3: 2-5pm Vinnie Cutro Qrt & Toney Jackson, 6pm Kailie Simpson; 9: 8-11pm T.K. Blue Qrt; 10: 3-4:30pm Sharman & Alfred Nittoli Qrt; 15: 8-11pm Diane Marino Qrt; 21: 7:30-10pm Ted Chubb Qrt; 23: 8-11pm Gabriele Tranchina. HUDSON J. OWEN GRUNDY PIER: At Exchange Pl. Jersey City. 201-547-5000. Jun 1-9: Riverview Jazz Festival www.riverviewjazz.org. See Festival & Outdoor Concert guide. MERCER 1867 SANCTUARY AT EWING: 101 Scotch Rd. Ewing. www.1867sanctuary.org/series jazz. 609-392-6409. Jun 6: 8pm Alex Otey Trio; 8: Darla Rich Qrt; 13: New Jersey Jazz Qrt; 16: Carrie Jackson; 17: Richie Cole Alto Madness Orch; 21: B.D. Lenz Trio; 23: Jack Furlong Qrt. 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 2: Lars Haake; 9: Mike Rossi; 16: Face Rickman; 23: Carl Barlett, Jr. MCCARTER THEATRE: 91 University Pl. Princeton. 609-258-2787. www.mccarter.org. Sets: 8pm. Jun 8: The Bad Plus; 9: Joey Alexander Trio; 14: Christian Sands; 15: Fred Hersch Trio; 23: Peter & Will Anderson Qnt. MIDDLESEX DUE MARI: 78 Albany St. New Brunswick. www.duemarinj.com. 732-296-1600. Fri: 6:30-9:30pm free adm The New Brunswick continued on page 29

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ANOTHER REASON TO CELEBRATE Pop's the tops Father's Day comes once a year according to most calendars. But celebrating her paternal parent is an ongoing theme for Nioka Workman, the cellist, vocalist, percussionist, composer, arranger, educator and founder and leader of the Firey String Sistas. Nioka, who has worked with Betty LaVette, Anthony Braxton, David Murray and Greg Osby, is the daughter of the legendary bassist Reggie Workman, perhaps best known for playing with John Coltrane, to just skim the surface of his lengthy musical bona fides. She recalls that as a child, "I wanted to play bass, so I could be closer to my dad and see him more. We traveled together a lot, but I wanted to play with him." Too small for a bass, Nioka got her first cello when she was 9, and it was a good fit. "It was the right size, the right sound, such a beautiful instrument. I knew immediately: This is it."

Nioka Workman & Firey String Sistas, Maureen’s Jazz Cellar

An ensemble that Reggie led influenced Nioka's original choice of instrumentation for the Firey String Sistas. "My father had so many different band configurations, including one with harp, violin, cello, bass and drums. He tried that for a while. That was my inspiration to continue with something similar." Her experimentations with instrumentation eventually led to her band's current lineup of pianist and vocalist Mala Waldron, violinist Marlene Rice, bassist Melissa Slocum and drummer Camille Gainer Jones. Nioka views the band as a collective. "I approach everything that way. I would love it to be even more so. I guide the ship, but everyone contributes music, helps out when they can, gives suggestions." She continues, "I eventually wanted to throw Reggie into the band, but I'm focusing on keeping it all women for now." Nioka doesn't rule out a future collaboration with her father, pointing out that on the verge of his 81st birthday on June 26,

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Reggie "bounces around like he's in his 50s, showing off and doing pushups and things like that. He's always texting me, using acronyms; he never stops learning." Mala Waldron also has jazz roots: She is named for her father, the iconic pianist Mal Waldron, who also played with Coltrane, as well as with Mala's godmother Billie Holiday, Charles Mingus and other giants. "It's funny, our fathers played together," Nioka notes. The two appeared together on about a dozen albums from the 1970s into the 1990s, offering a wealth of material to mine. "There's so much music we're trying to get to, so much history to explore." The Firey String Sistas have a lot to celebrate when they appear at Maureen's Jazz Cellar on June 24. The quintet offers a sneak peek at new songs they plan to record in July for their second album, tentatively slated for release later this year. The upcoming CD will contain jazz and world music originals with one exception: Mala's arrangement of the Thelonious Monk classic "Round Midnight." Nioka explains, "Mala chose this because Mal always said any jazz musician worth their salt has to know this tune." To mark Father's Day and Reggie's June birthday, they present another tune from the new recording, a rendition of Mala's piece "He's My Father,” rounding out their set with favorites from the Firey String Sistas' well-received 2016 debut CD, That's What She Said… (A&EC).

The real thing When a friend sent Jane Bunnett a message on Face Book to tell her she'd received a 2017 Latin Jazz Grammy nomination for Oddara, her album with the band Maqueque, the Canadian flutist, saxophonist, composer and band leader thought it was fake news. "You're a bad boy, that's a nasty joke," she replied. Although Jane had received two previous Grammy nominations for Cuban Odyssey in 2003 and Alma de Santiago in 2002, she knew there was stiff competition in the category in 2017, including Anat Cohen and Miguel Zenón. Although Pablo Ziegler won, for Jane the nomination itself was enormously gratifying. "This is not a novelty group, people are taking notice. There are a lot of young women in Cuba who would love to be in this group and that makes me feel good," she says. Maqueque, a sextet comprising Jane

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Workman group photo by Hollis King.


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and a flexible lineup of Cuban musicians such as drummers Yissy Garcia or Natalie Sosa, bassists Tailin Marrero or Celia Jimenez, pianist DĂĄnae Olano, percussionists Melvis Santa and Magdelys Savigne, certainly isn't a novelty group, but it is unusual for Cuba. Jane has been traveling to the island and been immersed in its music for more than 35 years with her husband, trumpeter Larry Cramer. She notes that while many Cuban bands have a producer/leader, Maqueque is a creative collaborative.

Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, the Side Door

"It has a workshop air, everyone in the band is writing, we throw ideas around and workshop the material. With so many writers we can make each composition distinctly different, we can make it our own." Jane says that interest in jazz in Cuba has increased recently after decades of emphasis on preserving traditional Cuban music. "There are so many styles that vary from region to region, each with its own unique character and distinct differences such as you'd hear between New York and Nashville. After the U.S. embargo, jazz was kind of banned and regional styles celebrated. Many bands play tunes note for note every time," she muses. "With our group, we bring together very good Cuban musicians, plus a love for jazz, plus a love for improvisation. That's what jazz is supposed to be; there's supposed to be interaction; we're supposed to surprise one another. When Cuban musicians hear this other music now, it's very exciting. They want to start their own groups and make personal statements." Maqueque tours extensively this summer while preparing to record a third CD, set for release in early 2019. In addition to new material, the band also features tunes from its first two albums on June 22 at the Side Door in Old Lyme, Conn., they'll return to the region July 21 to play the Caramoor Jazz Festival in Katonah, N.Y., and the Falcon in Marlboro, N.Y. on July 25. Touring with Cuban players is complicated by visas, border crossing issues, and the ever-shifting political situation, but the payoff of playing together more than outweighs the hassle. "They're excited to get on stage and show what they can do. They don't take their musical opportunities for


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granted. If they have to line up at the embassy for this to happen, they will. It's all gotta come to fruition when they play. They 100 percent are not gonna be checking their cell phones on stage," Jane says.

Play it by ear Instead of taking the bar exam after finishing law school in 2015, California-based vocalist Tiffany Austin turned her attention to music, recording her first album, Nothing but Soul. "I gave myself full permission to go down the road as far as I can go," she recalls. "I thought, if I don't make headway, I'll take the bar, but in the meantime, I'll keep going till the music tells me 'No.'" Tiffany was "pleasantly surprised" by the warm reception the Hoagy Carmichaelfocused Nothing But Soul attracted, including a 4-star Downbeat review. Embarking on a follow-up project, she researched 1920s-vintage music from black communities ranging beyond Harlem and Chicago to Louisiana, including the accordionist and singer Amede Ardoin who Tiffany describes as the second Creole ever to record. "Seeing all of that beauty, I stumbled into the tragedy of the time—Amede was murdered in a hate crime. That got me thinking about Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin and beyond. I wanted to do a modern-day freedom project as a balm for myself," she explains. "I wanted to make it a celebration of enduring spirit, in this case African American spirit and music."

Tiffany Austin, Birdland

The result, her sophomore recording, Unbroken (Con Alma Music), contains classics by Dizzy Gillespie, Charles Mingus and Donny Hathaway, as well as four originals including "Blue Creole (For Amede)." Not only did Amede's music inspire Tiffany, "My grandmother always insisted she was Creole," the singer shares. "The song just came organically, it kind of wrote itself. I sat down, and it fell out of me. There are times when I can take my hand off the wheel, and the spirit drives the writing. Those are the moments I love the most. In choosing the material for Unbroken, "The hardest part was making sure every song was not about tragedy, but about living life to the fullest," she explains. "The continued on page 28


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Artist Talks Inspirations: Paul Nedzela INCE ASSUMING THE BARItone saxophone chair in the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, saxophonist Paul Nedzela has become one of the most visible practitioners on the instrument today. And it's easy to see how he earned the spot in the orchestra: a prodigiously gifted and versatile technician on his instrument, Paul also offers up a gorgeously lyrical take on the baritone saxophone, highlighting the breadth and range of its melodic possibilities. Indeed, as his career has continued to develop, Paul has demonstrated a remarkable ability to synthesize the inspirations of previous innovators into a playing style that, while certainly recalling of past masters, remains unmistakably Paul's.

Paul Nedzela

For Paul, Gerry Mulligan's music kicked off his passion for the instrument. "I started playing the baritone in junior high school because they moved me from the tenor," he recalls. "My dad got me the Birth of the Cool record, which Gerry is on. That was my first experience hearing that sound and different approach. Later, I heard his piano-less quartet, and Gerry's unique approach and lyricism stuck with me. In fact, when I was studying privately with a guy named Roger Rosenberg, he told me I had to stop listening to Gerry so

much, because I was only playing his stuff." The lyrical, melodic sense of Gerry's work is undoubtedly heard in Paul's playing, but so is a rougher, rhythmically dynamic drive recalling Gerry's stylistic opposite in Pepper Adams. "It's a totally different style," Paul explains, "but what I love about Pepper is that even as he's doing these amazing harmonic and rhythmic things, he also played with a lot of melody." While the worlds of Gerry Mulligan and Pepper Adams might seem entirely distinct and too different to reconcile, for Paul it has served as a broader palette set to draw from. "I don't think I have to choose one or the other, but I can mix them organically," he notes. That versatility has served him well, particularly as he geared up to replace the legendary late Joe Temperley, the longserving baritone anchor of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and a mentor to Paul. "He's one of those guys who sounded better with each year and I was blown away by his sound and approach," Paul remembers. "He was the heart and soul of this band, he was confident in who he was and that was one of the things that made him great." Stepping into the role previously held by Joe for decades was no small challenge, yet it's one that Paul has succeeded in doing. "I've tried to assimilate what he showed me, and I'm finding the new things I have that I can add to the band," he explains. As Paul's star continues to rise, he has also begun to expand his own efforts as a leader. "There aren't too many small group gigs for baritone players," he notes. "If you're lucky, there's a nonet-sized band and so I realized that I needed to find it for myself and make it happen for myself." Placing the baritone saxophone front and center in a quartet, Paul enlisted a stellar cast of artists for his band: Pianist Dan Nimmer, bassist Dezron Douglas and drummer Rodney Green. While the baritone saxophone might seem an unusual instrument for a quartet setting, for fans of the baritone saxophone, the chance to see Paul Nedzela shine in a small group is absolutely essential. Paul Nedzela leads his quartet at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola June 12-13.

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FRESH TAKES O-LED BY BASSIST MIKE DEICont and trumpeter Allison Philips, C the DeiCont|Philips Collective is one of the

most exciting emerging groups in New York. On the dynamic of co-leading a collective, Mike says, "It's like a drivers' ed car: One of us is learning to drive the thing while the other is sitting in the passenger seat with a foot on the extra brake just in case. We often trade seats. We trust each other and it's really easy. But there's also that element of ripping down the road in a gigantic piece of machinery that neither of us fully understand how to operate yet." Something that sets this group apart is that it features two drummers: Connor Parks and Alex Kirkpatrick (with Louis Cohen on guitar, completing the group). On this chemistry, Allison says, "Connor and Alex are both super different players, but their sensitivity comes out on a whole other level when they play together. The obvious reason to use two drummers is to add to HOT FLASHES...

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Festivals and Events June 10 marks the birth of the New York Brass Festival. Throughout the day, a cavalcade of brass-centric ensembles grace the McKittrick Hotel, including Slavic Soul Party, NOLA on Hudson Second Line, Sugartone Brass Band, Hungry March Brass Band and more. The celebration of the 50th anniversary of Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World" continues in June, with events taking place throughout Queens. Highlights include David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band at the Flushing Library on June 14, pan-African percussion band Akoko Nante Ensemble performing its rendition of the Armstrong classic at the Jackson Heights Library on June 9, lectures in both English and Spanish on the life of Louis Armstrong at the Louis Armstrong House Museum and at libraries throughout the Borough. Visit queenslibrary.org for a full schedule. The Alternative Guitar Summit returns June 21-23 with performances and education events taking place across multiple venues. Luminary guitar master Bill Frisell leads a multi-guitar lineup on June 21 as well as a guitar workshop on June 23, a series of jazz/rock fusion ensembles lead the evening at Nublu 151 on June


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dynamic range, which does happen, but what is most interesting is the way they react to the more subtle moments."

The DeiCont|Philips Collective plays at Rockwood Music Hall on June 21.

22, and a marathon of guitar duos hold down The Jazz Gallery on June 23. Find out more and see the complete lineup at alternativeguitarsummit.com. ANOTHER REASON... continued from page 26

thing I want people to get from the project is encouragement to hold on. There's a long lineage of folks who came before that made it. We have to hold on to that. That's the heart of the message: No matter the adversity, we will endure." Perhaps the biggest challenge was in her rendition of "Resolution" from John Coltrane's masterpiece A Love Supreme. "Deciding to learn to sing his solo was a terrifying moment that turned into a very valuable experience," Tiffany admits. "I thought law school taught me how to deal with pain. 'Resolution' taught me how to deal with being uncomfortable." She studied the piece for six months before singing it, digging into the harmony, absorbing and analyzing Coltrane's virtuosity. "It was a spiritual exploration. Looking at it granularly helped me understand what a different plane he was on." Tiffany and her septet, including pianist Cyrus Chestnut and drummer Carl Allen, celebrate the release of Unbroken at Birdland June 7.

B A C K S T A G E PA S S JAZZ ANECDOTE BY BILL CROW Bill Crow's books " Jazz Anecdotes" and " From Birdland to Broadway" can be found at your favorite bookstore, and at www.billcrowbass.com along with many interesting photos and links. Peter Zimmerman came across this in the Wikipedia entry about trombonist Vic Dickenson, who played with Count Basie, Sidney Bechet and Earl Hines, among others: For all his lively musical talent, Dickenson was a laconic man who often liked to be alone between sets. During his long association with bands at Eddie Condon's, he would often retire to a single chair that sat in a small alcove outside the men's room, instead of gathering with fellow musicians in the band room. When men mistook him for the men's room attendant and offered him money, he took it. D’RIVERA...

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must share their knowledge "We must be generous with generation," Paquito says. shine. Don't take the stage Give others an opportunity."

with others. the younger "Let them for yourself.

The Paquito D'Rivera Ensemble with trumpeter and valve trombonist Diego Urcola, pianist Alex Brown, bassist Oscar Stagnaro, drummer Mark Walker and percussionist Pernell Saturnino performs at the Blue Note Jazz Festival, June 12-17. LISTINGS... continued from page 24

Jazz Project/www.nbjp.org. Jun 1: Emma Larsson Duo; 8: Kate Curran Duo; 15: Daralyn Jay Duo; 22: Jackie Jones Duo; 29: Alex Collins Duo. GEORGE STREET ALE HOUSE: 378 George St. New Brunswick. www.gsalehouse.com. 732-543-2408. The New Brunswick Jazz Project/www.nbjp.org. Tues: 8-11pm Emerging Artists + Jam. Jun 5: Greg DeAngelis/Grady Barber Gp w/Kenny Davis; 12: Nick Benitez Gp w/Kenny Davis; 19: Ben Weisiger w/Vince Ector; 26: David Bamber Qrt w/Bruce Williams. HYATT HOTEL: 2 Albany St. New Brunswick. www.newbrunswick.hyatt.com. 732-8731234. Thurs: 8-11pm free adm The New Brunswick Jazz Project/www.nbjp.org. Jun 7: Brian Charette Qrt; 14: Behn Gillece/New Faces Qrt; 21: Frank Lacy Qrt; 28: Akiko Tsuruga Qrt.

METUCHEN HIGH SCHOOL: 400 Grove Av. Metuchen. Jun 2: 6pm Metuchen Jazz Fest feat Arturo O’Farrill & Afro Latin Jazz Orch, Mike Neer Steelonious Band, the Metuchen HS Jazz Band. RUTGERS GARDENS: At Rutgers University. 112 Ryders Ln. New Brunswick. 732-9328451. www.rutgersgardens.rutgers.edu. Jun 21: 5:30-8:30pm Summer Solstice Wine & Jazz Concert feat Swingadelic. TAVERN ON GEORGE: 361 George St. New Brunswick. www.tavernongeorge.com. 732545-6205. Wed: 8-11pm free adm The New Brunswick Jazz Project/www.nbjp.org. Jun 6: Nat Adderley, Jr. Trio; 13: Jackie Jones Trio; 20: Dave Stryker Trio; 27: Bruce Williams Trio. MONMOUTH COUNT BASIE THEATRE: 99 Monmouth St. Red Bank. www.countbasietheatre.org. 732842-9000. Jun 2-3: Basie Summer Jazz Fest $129-40 adm feat 06/2 4-5pm Lizz Wright, 5:30-6:30pm Bob James Trio, 8-9:15pm Lee Ritenour + Dave Grusin, 9:45-11pm Michael Franks, 06/3 6:30-7:20pm Moonchild, 7:459pm Esperanza Spalding, 9:30-11:30pm Snarky Puppy. MORRIS BICKFORD THEATRE: 6 Normandy Heights Rd. Morristown. 973-971-3706. www.morris museum.org/jazz-showcase. Jun 4: 7:309pm $17-20 adm Neville Dickie & the Midiri Brothers; 15: 8pm Juliana Areias. SHANGHAI JAZZ: 24 Main St. Madison. 973822-2899. www.shanghaijazz.com. Free adm. Sets: Sun 6-8:30pm, Tues 6:30-9pm, WedThurs 7-9:30pm, Fri 6:30&8:35pm, Sat 6:15&8:35pm. Closed Mon. Residency (R): Tues John Korba Trio. Jun 1: Brynn Stanley; 2: Karl Latham Qrt; 3: Leoneike Scheuble; 5: R; 6: Harry Allen; 7: Kyle Elgarten; 8: Jerry Vezza; 9: Eric Olsen; 10: Ben Cassara; 12: R; continued on page 41

A Moment You Missed by Fran Kaufman Hot House Contributing Photographer Backstage at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola during Jazz at Lincoln Center’s annual Monk Festival on March 7, pianist Helen Sung and tapper Micaela Marino Lerman share a laugh between sets. The two had just finished their first set with Monk’s Mob where Monk on Tap brought a fresh and exciting approach to the music of Thelonious Monk. For comprehensive daily updated listings with sort-by options—by artist, location, day or time—go to www.hothousejazz.com.


PIANO IN THE PARK MAY-OCTOBER 5 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: Bertha Hope, Charlie Judkins, Dan Manjovi, Daryl Sherman, Deanna Witkowski, Frank Owens, Isaac ben Ayala, Joel Forrester, John Weber, Kuni Mikami, Larry Ham, Luis Simas, Roy Eaton, Russ Kassoff, Sue Maskeleris, Todd Robbins, Victor Lin, Yuka Aikawa. Andrea Brachfeld

Bertha Hope

Chris Botti

BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL JUNE 1-30 Blue Note, Highline Ballroom, Rumsey Playfield, Sony Hall, The Town Hall: New York, NY www.bluenotejazzfest.com, 212-475-0049. Al Di Meola, Art Garfunkel, Average White Band, The Bad Plus, Brass Against The Machine, Carl Palmer & ELP Legacy, Chano Domínguez Trio, Chris Botti, Dudley Music, Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orch, Ghost-Note, Gordon Lightfoot, Gregory Porter, Jason Stein, Keyon Harrold, Lettuce, McCoy Tyner, The Manhattan Transfer, Michael Mwenso & The Shakes, Pablo Ziegler Trio, Paquito D'Rivera Ens, Robert Cray Band, Sarah McKenzie, Sergio Mendes, Southside Johnny, Tab Benoit, Victor Wooten Trio.

Monty Alexander

Charlie Parker Jazz festival CP, Blue Note Jazz festival BN. CP Amina Claudine Myers, CP Brianna Thomas, CP Catherine Russell, CP Charles Tolliver feat Gary Bartz/Jack DeJohnette/Buster Williams, Cyril Neville, Damien Sneed feat Brandie Sutton/Stefon Harris/Keke Wyatt, Donny McCaslin Gp, CP Eddie Pamieri La Perfecta, CP Gary Bartz Qrt, BN Gregory Porter, Jazzmeia Horn, Kermit Ruffins, CP Keyon Harrold, CP Matthew Whitaker Trio, CP Monty Alexander & Harlem Kingston Express, New Breed Brass Band, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, CP The Bad Plus, Spanish Harlem Orch, CP Tony Vega, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, CP UNHEARD feat Adam O'Farrill/Immanuel Wilkins/Joel Ross, Walter “Wolfman” Washington. BASIE SUMMER JAZZ FEST JUNE 2-3 Count Basie Theatre: 99 Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ www.thebasie.org, 732-842-9000. Bob James Trio, Esperanza Spalding, Lee Ritenour/Dave Grusin, Lizz Wright, Michael Franks, Moonchild, Snarky Puppy.

RIVERVIEW JAZZ FESTIVAL JUNE 1-9 J. Owen Grundy Pier, Riverview-Fisk Park: Jersey City, NJ www.riverviewjazz.org, 347-645-3581. Andrea Brachfeld & Insight, Brian Charette & Kürrent, Doug Beaver & Art of the Arrangement Salsa Orch, Gato Loco, Johnny Rodriguez Dream Team, Lakecia Benjamin, the Riverview Jazz Brass, Rob Curto's Forró For All, Spirituals Reimagined feat Walter Parks/Vivian Sessoms, Vic Juris/Dave Stryker/Charlie Apicella, Wallace Roney Gp, Winard Harper. SUMMERSTAGE JUNE 2-SEPTEMBER 27 Central Park—Marcus Garvey Park, Rumsey Playfield—The New School, Tompkin Square Park: New York, NY; Saint Mary’s Park, Bronx, NY www.summerstage.org, 212-360-2777.


Alexander photo by Ron Beenen.

Esperanza Spalding

Arturo O’Farrill

METUCHEN JAZZ FEST JUNE 2 Metuchen High School: 400 Grove Ave, Metuchen, NJ 6pm: Arturo O’Farrill & Afro Latin Jazz Orch, Metuchen High School Jazz Band, Mike Neer & Steelonious Band. DC JAZZ FESTIVAL JUNE 8-17

Washington, DC www.dcjazzfest.org, 855-332-7767. Akua Allrich, Alison Crockett, Allyn Johnson, Amp Trio feat Tahira Clayton, Andres Diaz Trio, The Bad Plus, Batalá, The Baylor Project, Ben Williams, Bill Heid Trio, Christian Clark Trio, Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah, Chucho Valdés/Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Davey Yarborough Jazz Ens, Feufollet, Ivan Lins, Jaimie Branch & Fly or Die, Javier Moreno, Jazz Academy Ens, Jeff Parker, Joe Brotherton, Jo-Go Project, Kris Funn & Cornerstone, Laura Sperling, Lena Seikaly, Leslie Odom Jr, Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton, Maceo Parker, Mark G. Meadows, Michael Ventura, Oliver Lake Big Band, R+R=Now, Regina Carter, Robert Mwamba Qrt w/Cynda Williams, Roosevelt Collier Trio, Roy Hargrove, Samuel Prather & Groove Orch, Shacara Rogers, Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orch, Tamika Love Jone, Terri Lyne Carrington, Todd Marcus Qnt, Tom Williams Qrt.

Regina Carter

Gregory Porter


www.jazzforumarts.org, 914-631-1000. Adam Nussbaum & The Lead Belly Project, Alma Micic Gp, Brian Q. Torff & New Duke, Brighton Beat, Cameron Brown & Dannie's Calypso, Chuck Braman Qnt, David Weiss Sxt, Greg Burrows Qrt, Hendrik Meurkens Qrt, Hiroshi Yamazaki Qrt, James Torme Gp, John Marshall Qnt feat Grant Stewart, Kate Baker/Vic Juris Band, Lauren Sevian Qrt, Les Hommes de Cave, Marianne Solivan Qrt, Mark Morganelli & Jazz Forum Brazil Project, Mark Wade Gp, Mel Nusbaum Qrt, Michael Sarian & The Chabones, Mike LeDonne Groover Qrt, Monika Herzig & SHEroes, Monte Croft Qrt, Nick Hempton Organ Qrt, Ofer Assaf Qrt, Pablo Masis Qnt, Ray Blue Qrt, Rodney Green Qrt, Souren Baronian & TAKSIM, Svetlana & The Delancey Five, T.K. Blue Qrt, Victor Provost Gp, Vincent Herring Qrt. JAZZMOBILE SUMMERFEST JUNE 21-SEPTEMBER 16 Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park, Grant’s Tomb, Central Park—Great Hill, Marcus Garvey Park—West 135th St & Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd: New York, NY www.jazzmobile.org, 212-866-3616. Alyson Williams, Antoinette Montague, Antonio Hart, Barry Harris, Bill Saxton, Bobby Sanabria, Brianna Thomas, Craig Harris, Cynthia Scott, Danny Mixon, Ghanniyya Green, Houston Person, Jeb Patton, Jeremy Pelt, Jimmy Heath, Louis Hayes, Patience Higgins, Ray Mantilla, Roland Guerrero, SAGE, Solomon Hicks, T.K. Blue, Ty Stevens, Valerie Capers, Winard Harper, Wycliffe Gordon.

JUNE 15-17 Pittsburgh, PA www.pittsburghjazzfest.org. Ambrose Akinmusire, Benny Benack III, Cory Henry & Funk Apostles, Donny McCaslin, Emmet Cohen/Tootie Heath, Gregory Porter, Jose Alberto, Kenny Garrett, Marcus Miller, Miguel Zenón, Noel Quintana, Orrin Evans, Pedrito Martinez, Polly Gibbons, Shemekia Copeland, Terri Lyne Carrington. DUPONT CLIFFORD BROWN JAZZ FESTIVAL JUNE 17-24 Rodney Square: 1100 N Market St, Wilmington, DE www.cliffordbrownjazzfest.com, 302-576-3095. Arturo Sandoval, Brian McKnight, Clifford Brown Tribute Big Band, Deva Mahal, Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, Laila Biali, Lao Tizer Band feat Chieli Minucci/Eric Marienthal/ Karen Briggs, Matthew Whitaker, Miguel Zenón Qrt, Sammy Miller & The Congregation, Sara Lazarus, Sidewalk Chalk.

Arturo Sandoval

Marianne Solivan

JAZZ FORUM ARTS JUNE 20-AUGUST 29 Dobbs Ferry, Ossining, Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow, NY

Barry Harris

Jazzmeia Horn

ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL JUNE 22-30 Rochester, NY www.rochesterjazz.com, 585-454-2060. 78 RPM Big Band, Abe Nouri, Akiko Tsuruga Trio, Alfredo Rodriguez/Pedrito Martinez, Alison Krauss, All Our Exes Live In Texas, Amanda Monaco Qrt, The Bad Plus, Beats 'N' Pieces, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Bill Dobbins, Bill Goodwin Trio, Bill Tiberio Band, Boz Scaggs, Brendan Lanighan, Brian Setzer & Rockabilly Riot!, Brubeck Brothers Qrt, BujazzO, Buried Treasure feat Bari Koral, Butcher Brown, Charlie Lindner Trio, Christian Sands, Cold Chocolate, Colin Gordon, David Hazeltine, Davina & the Vagabonds, Des Sourcils, Deva Mahal, Django Bates Beloved Trio, Djangoners, Dmitri Matheny Gp Jazz Noir, Doug Stone Qrt feat Josiah Williams, Duchess Trio, Eric Krasno Band, Fat City, Gap Mangione & the New Big Band, Gary Versace Trio, Geoffrey Keezer, Georgia Mancio/Alan Broadbent Qrt, Ghost-Note, Gogo Penguin, Guitar of Fire Johannes Linstead, Gwyneth Herbert, Hanna PK, Harold Danko, Hip Spanic AllStars, Hobart & William Smith Jazz Band, House of Waters, Jack Broadbent, Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, Jazz Goes to the Movies w/Mark Watters, Jazz is Phsh, Jazzmeia Horn, Jean Michel Pilc, Jerry Granelli Band feat Robben Ford, Jill Scott, Joe Beard, Joe Farnsworth Qrt feat Eric Alexander, Joe Locke Gp, Joey Alexander Trio, Johnny Goldtooth & the Chevy Casanovas, Julian Siegel Qrt, Junior Brown, Junior Jazz Ens, Kate McGarry Trio, The

Carter photo by Christopher Drukker, Horn by Jacob Blickenstaff, Sandoval by Jeremy Lock.


Klick, Knower, Kuara Trio, Lake Street Dive, Lakecia Benjamin, Liz Vice, Lucia Cadotsch, Maciej Obara Qrt, Marius Neset, Mark Lewandowski Trio, Matt Savage, Matt Wilson's Honey & Salt Band, Megumi Yonezawa, Melissa Aldana, Mike Melito, Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers, Moon Hooch, Mwenso & The Shakes, Nathan Kay Qnt, Nicholas Payton Front & Center, One For All, Paradigm Shift & the PShift Horns, Partikel, Paul Jost, Phony Ppl, Pilc/Moutin/Hoenig, Pokey LaFarge, Prime Time Brass, Quincy Mumford & the Reason Why, Quinn Lawrence Band, Rai Thistlethwayte, Robin Mckelle, Ron Artis II & the Truth, The Royal Bopsters, Ryan Johnson Project, Sara Gazarek Qrt, Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles, Sax-O-Matic, Scott Sharrard, SEAL, Shake Stew, Significant Other, Sigurdur Flosason, Songs of Freedom feat Ulysses Owens/Jr. Alicia Olatuja/Theo B, Sonidos Unidos, Soul Stew, St Germain, Star People w/Bobby Militello, Stephane Wrembel, Strings Attached, The Suffers, Sultans of String, Syndicate Jazz Band, Teagan & the Tweeds, Tempest, Terell Stafford Qnt, TFunk Crew, Thomas Stronen, Torben Waldorff, Tower of Power, Trail Of Souls, Triocity, Vincent Herring Qrt, Vintage Trouble, Will Vinson Trio, William Sperandei Qrt feat Pat Labarbera, Zara Mcfarlane. FREIHOFER’S JAZZ FESTIVAL JUNE 23-24 Saratoga Springs, NY www.spac.org, 518-584-9330. 12pm: Alfredo Rodriguez/Pedrito Martinez, Anat Cohen Tnt, Charles R. Wood, Chris Botti, Christian Sands Trio, Deva Mahal, Gregory Porter, Herbie Hancock, Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, The Jazz Passengers, Jazzmeia Horn, Joey Alexander, Jon Batiste w/The Dap-Kings, José James, Keyon Harrold, Lakecia Benjamin & SoulSquad, Mark Whitfield/Ben Allison/Billy Drummond, Mavis Staples, New Orleans @ 300 feat Evan Christopher/ Robin Barnes/Wendell Bruniou/David Torkanowsky/ Thaddeus Exposé/Shannon Powell, Sammy Miller & The Congregation, TEN feat Terri Lyne Carrington/Esperanza Spalding/Nicholas Payton.

Byron Stripling

Glenn Crytzer

HOT JAZZ/COOL GARDEN CONCERT SERIES JULY 4 AND 14 Louis Armstrong House Museum: 34-56 107th St, Corona, NY www.louisarmstronghouse.org, 718-478-8274. 2pm: Byron Stripling, Terell Stafford. JAZZ IN THE GARDEN JULY 5-AUGUST 2 Newark Museum: 49 Washington St, Newark, NJ www.newarkmuseum.org, 973-596-6550. Thurs, 12:15-1:45pm: Bobby Sanabria, Carla Cook, Marc Cary, Mark Gross & Strings.

Carla Cook

Professor Cunningham


Herbie Hancock

Jessica Jones

STONE MOUNTAIN SOUND AND MOTION FESTIVAL JUNE 23 Stone Mountain Farm: 310 River Rd extension, New Paltz, NY www.smsmfestival.com, 845-303-9725. 12pm: Bailo Bah/Sylvain Leroux, Jessica Jones Qrt, Tani Tabbal. MIDSUMMER NIGHT SWING JUNE 26-JULY 14 Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park: West 62nd St, New York, NY www.midsummernightswing.org, 212-721-6500. Brianna Thomas Band/Frank Senior, Gerard Carelli Orch, Glenn Crytzer Orch, Harlem Renaissance Orch, Naomi & Handsome Devils, Sisterhood of Swing feat Bria Skonberg/Regina Carter/Anat Cohen.


JULY 7-28 Kingsborough Community College: 2001 Oriental Blvd, Brooklyn, NY www.onstageatkingsborough.org, 718-368-5596. Sat, 8pm: Duchess, Jumaane Smith, Jason Prover & Sneak Thievery Orch, Professor Cunningham & His Old School. BICKFORD JAZZFEST JULY 12-AUGUST 16 Bickford Theatre: at Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown, NJ www.morrismuseum.org, 973-971-3706. Antoinette Montague Experience feat Ken Peplowski/ AC Lincoln/Bobby Sanabria, Dan Levinson & Midsummer Night's Jazz Party feat Jon-Erik Kelso/Mark Shane, Danny Bacher All-Stars, Louis Prima Jr. & the Witnesses, Svetlana & the Dalancy Five feat Michael Hashim/Charlie Caranicas. JAZZ IN JULY JULY 17-19 AND 24-26 92Y: 1395 Lexington Ave at 92nd St, New York, NY www.92Y.org/jazz, 212-415-5500.

Cunningham photo by Brian Wittman, Jones by Frank Stewart, Stripling by John Abbott.

Eric Alexander, James Carter Organ Trio, Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, Jazzmeia Horn, Jon Batiste, José James, Laurie Anderson/Christian McBride, Living Colour, Marquis Hill Blacktet, Mary Halvorson & Code Girl, Matthew Shipp Trio, Michel Camilo, Nate Smith + Kinfolk, Nicole Mitchell & Dusty Wings, Pat Metheny, R+R+Now, Roy Hargrove, Rudresh Mahanthappa Indo-Pak Coalition, Sangam feat Charles Lloyd/Zakir Hussain/Eric Harland, Sonnymoon, Still Dreaming, Tony Allen, Trio 3.

Antoinette Montague

Dick Hyman

Aaron Diehl, Bill Charlap, Bill Stewart, Chuck Redd, Daniel Sadownick, Dennis Mackrel, Dick Hyman, Eddie Allen, Gary Smulyan, Harry Allen, Houston Person, James Chirillo, Jeremy Pelt, Jimmy Greene, Jon Faddis, Jon Gordon, Ken Peplowski, Kenny Washington, Lafayette Harris, Mary Stallings, Melba Joyce, Melissa Aldana, Mike LeDonne, Pete McGuinness, Peter Bernstein, Peter Washington, René Marie, Renee Rosnes, Rodney Jones, Rossano Sportiello, Sandy Stewart, Sean Smith, Steve Wilson, Ted Rosenthal, Terell Stafford, Todd Coolman, Warren Vaché. CARAMOOR JAZZ FESTIVAL JULY 21&27 Katonah, NY www.caramoor.org/events/jazz-festival, 914-232-1252. Benny Green Trio w/Veronica Swift, Dianne Reeves Band, Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, Jeffery Miller & New Orleans Krewe, Joel Ross/Immanuel Wilkins, Joey Alexander Trio, Leonardo Sandoval/Eduardo Belo, Mariel Bildsten Spt, Patrick Bartley, Paul Nedzela Qrt, Sam Reider & the Human Hands, Shenel Johns/Vuyo Sotashe, Stephane Wrembel, Ulysses Owens, Jr.

Dianne Reeves

Jon Batiste

Bria Skonberg

MORRISTOWN JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL AUGUST 18 Morristown, NJ www.morristownjazzandblues.org. 12pm: Bria Skonberg, Bernard Allison Gp, Davy Knowles Band, LaBamba & the Hubcaps, Rhythm In Blue. JAZZ IN THE VALLEY AUGUST 19 Waryas Park: Poughkeepsie, NY www.jazzinthevalleyny.org, 845-384-6350. 12pm: Donald Harrison, Eddie Henderson, Javon Jackson, Joanne Brackeen, Mimi Jones, Rene Marie.

Orrin Evans

LITCHFIELD JAZZ FESTIVAL JULY 28-29 Goshen Fairgrounds: Goshen, CT www.litchfieldjazzfest.org, 860-361-6285. Dan Brubeck, Doug Munro & La Pompe Attack, Emmet Cohen Trio w/Jimmy Cobb, Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, Jeff "Tain" Watts Trio, Kris Allen Trio, Litchfield Jazz Orch w/Zaccai Curtis, Orrin Evans, Trio Da Paz, Yoko Miwa Trio. NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL AUGUST 3-5 Newport, RI www.newportjazz.org, 401-848-5055 Alicia Olatuja, Ambrose Akinmusire & Origami Harvest, Anat Cohen/Marcello Gonçalves, Andra Day, Artemis, BADBADBADNOTGOOD, Black Art Jazz Collective, Charenée Wade, Charles LLoyd, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, The DIVA Jazz Orch, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, GoGo Penguin, Grace Kelly, Gregory Porter, Harold Lopez-Nussa Trio, Harold Mabern/


GREATER HARTFORD FESTIVAL OF JAZZ JULY 20-22 Bushnell Park: Hartford, CT www.hartfordjazz.com, 860-727-0050. HUDSON VALLEY JAZZ FESTIVAL AUGUST 9-12 Campbell Hall, Malboro, Montgomery, Peekskill, Pines Island, Warwick, NY. www.warwickvalleyjazzfest.com, 917-903-4380.









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13: Peter & Will Anderson; 14: Thaddeus Expose/Oscar Perez; 15: Jerry Vivino; 16: John Lee; 17: closed; 19: R; 20: Nicki Parrot; 21: Abel Mireles; 22-23: Max Weinberg; 24: Janice Friedman; 26: R; 27: Ed Laub Trio; 29: Eric Mintel Qrt; 30: Nat Adderly, Jr. SOMERSET WATCHUNG ARTS CENTER: 18 Stirling Rd. Watchung. www.watchungarts.org. 908-7530190. Jun 1: 8pm Rio Clemente.

NEW YORK STATE 76 HOUSE: 110 Main St. Tappan. 845-359-5476. www.76house.com. Wed: 8-11pm free adm Quintets w/Mark Hagan & feat artists + Jam. Jun 6: Andy Fusco; 13: Colin Pohl; 20: Jim O’Conner; 27: Duane Eubanks. The FALCON: 1348 Rte 9 West. Marlboro. www.liveatthefalcon.com. 845-236-7970. Sets/adm: 8pm, Sun 11am Bunch (B); $20 don suggested. Falcon Underground (FU). Jun 2: Charlie Hunter & friends; 3: Diane Moser & Composers Big Band; 9: B Jazz in the Community, 8pm Richard Julian & John Chin Qrt; 10: B Uncommon Ground, 8pm Ralph Alessi & This Against That; 13: FU 7pm Jazz Sessions; 18: Yosvany Terry & Baptiste Trotignon Ancestral Memories; 21: FU 7pm bigBANG; 24: B Saints of Swing, FU 3pm Michael Alan, 8pm Aaron Parks & Little Big. LYDIA’S CAFE: 7 Old US Hwy 209. Stone Ridge. www.lydias-cafe.com. 845-687-6373. Sets: 7-10pm. Jun 2: Jim Donica; 9: Rob Scheps Core-tet; 16: Steve Raleigh; 23: Perry Beekman Qrt; 30: Chris Pasin.

MAUREEN’S JAZZ CELLAR: 2 N Bway. Nyack. www.maureensjazzcellar.com. 845535-3143. Sets: unless otherwise noted Sun 6pm, Fri-Sat 8&9:30pm/$15 adm. Jun 1: 8pm Tim Armacost Trio; 2: Carl Burnett; 8: Jerry Vivino Qrt feat Martin Pizzarelli; 9: Richie Morales Qrt; 15-16: 8pm $45 Hubert Laws; 22: $20 John Colianni Trio; 23: Joe Gallant & the Illuminati Mini-Orch; 24: The Firey Strings Sistas; 29: $20 Strings Attached; 30: 8pm Scott Reeves Qrt, 10pm Joni Project. MAVERICK CONCERT HALL: 120 Maverick Rd. Woodstock. www.maverickconcerts.org. 845-679-8348. Jun 30: 8pm $55-5 adm Kenny Barron Solo.

PENNSYLVANIA DEER HEAD INN: 5 Main St. Delaware Water Gap, PA. www.deerheadinn.com. 570-4242000. Sets: Sun 5-8pm, Thurs 8-11pm, Fri-Sat 7-11pm. Adm varies. Residency (R): Thurs Jam w/Bill Washer & friends. Jun 1: Spencer Reed Qrt; 2: Troy Roberts Qrt; 3: Michele Bautier/Walt Bibinger; 7: R; 8: Deer Head Inn Qrt feat Su Terry; 9: Michael Stephans & Cobalt Birthday Qrt; 10: Ron Bogart Qrt; 14: R; 15: Dave Liebman Qrt; 16: COTA Big Cats; 17: Jay Rattman/Billy Test; 21: R; 22: Vinny Bianchi & La Cuchina; 23: The Jost Project; 24: Derwyn Holder; 25: 7:30-10:30pm Matt Vashlishan & The Water Gap Jazz Orch; 28: R; 29: COTA Camp Jazz Faculty; 30: Nancy & Spencer Reed.

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FEBRUARY THIS YEAR THE of Latin jazz awoke to the news IthatNworld Pablo Ziegler had received music's

coveted Grammy Award for The Best Latin Jazz Album. The long-overdue award elicited a rare reaction: No one complained about the judging; no one dared. Pablo is the grey eminence of Argentinian music; a god in the pantheon into which only a handful of men, from Adolfo Carabelli to Astor Piazzolla, have been admitted. The winning album, Jazz Tango, is a live CD recorded by the composer and pianist with the guitarist Claudio Ragazzi and bandoneรณnist Hector Del Curto. The music, six compositions by Pablo and three by Piazzolla, is arresting. It is ferociously beautiful and is centered around the mathematical precision of the tango. But Zeigler turns this on its head, employing the art of jazz to create a new strain of milonga as jazz and tango fuse into a bottomless wellspring of emotion and innovation. Horizons blur in mighty syncopations and juicy jazz sojourns and a new hybrid drenched in the blues and jazz emerges. A mighty duel also ensues between piano and bandoneรณn and Pablo's innate pianistic passion becomes the glue that binds the new musical form appropriately titled Jazz Tango. Pablo has been a tireless innovator ever since he graduated with honors from Buenos Aires Conservatory. He debuted as a classical pianist at age 14. Later, he studied piano with Adriรกn Moreno and Galia Schaljman, and composition with Gerardo Gandini and Francisco Krรถplft. Making good on his education, he composed music for numerous films such as Adios Roberto and Tacos Altos. His work was also heard in the stage musical Polvo de Estrellas, and for the TV series "La Noche de los Grandes." He was later recognized with a Best Composer Award by the Argentinian Theatre Critics Association for his work in Traicion. With more than a dozen albums made


Ziegler photo by Shigeto Imura.

under his name and scores of others with Astor Piazzolla, with whom he played from 1978 to 1989, Pablo arguably wears the mantle of his mentor Piazzolla. In return, Pablo leads an ongoing revolution in Nuevo Tango, the torch of which was passed on to him by Piazzolla. With bold new melodic and rhythmic inventions, he continues to make revolutionary advances. Myriad musical styles collide in his tango. In 2013, he took a song "Milonga Para Hermeto," composed by Quique Sinesi and using Brazilian musical language created a Brazilian-Tango-Milonga. In 2015, he incorporated an unusual instrument for tangos, the saxophone of his celebrated pupil Julio Botti, into a series of compositions and the seminal Sax to Tango project (Zoho Music, 2016) was born. But Pablo is particularly proud about what he has achieved with Jazz Tango. Praising "the energy and delicacy of the sound from each one of the band members" he says, "We've been performing together almost 20 years and we've developed our own language. This CD is the outcome of the search for our identity as musicians and for me as a composer. Every piece tells a story of Buenos Aires and it's full of the essence of Nuevo Tango and jazz music."

The Pablo Ziegler Trio with Hector Del Curto on bandoneรณn and Claudio Ragazzi on guitar plays music from Jazz Tango at Highline Ballroom as part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival on June 26.

AIRTRAIN JAMAICA STATION: 93-02 Sutphin Blvd. Jamaica. www.theairtrainjazz festival.com. Thurs: 5-7pm. Jun 7: Willie Martinez Qrt. FLUSHING LIBRARY: 41-17 Main St. Flushing. Jun 14: 6:30pm free adm David Ostwald Louis Armstrong Eternity Band. FLUSHING TOWN HALL: 137-35 Northern Blvd. Flushing. www.flushingtownhall.org. 718-463-7700. 1st Wed: 7pm $10 adm Jam w/Carol Sudhalter. Jun 8: 8pm free Red Baraat; 22: 7pm free Tyrone Birkett; 29: 8pm $42-20 Jimmy Heath & Queens Jazz Orch. JAMAICA CENTER OF ARTS & LEARNING: 161-04 Jamaica Av. Jamaica. www.jcal.org. 718-658-7400. Jun 14: 8pm Jazz Gallery feat Roopa Mahadevan, Anjna Swaminathan, Abhinav Seetharaman. LOUIS ARMSTRONG HOUSE MUSEUM: 3456 107th St. Corona. 718-478-8274. www.louisarmstronghouse.org. Sun&Sat 125pm, Tues-Fri 10am-5pm: $10 adm Guided Tours of Louis Armstrong House. QUEENS LIBRARY PENINSULA: 92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd. Rockaway Beach. www.queenslibrary.org/peninsula. 718-6341110. Jun 29: 6pm free adm David Ostwald Louis Armstrong Eternity Band. SUNNYSIDE REFORMED CHURCH: 48-03 Skillman Av. Sunnyside. 718-426-5997. www.queenschurches.org. Jun 9: 7pm Carol Sudhalter Astoria Big Band feat Marti Mabin. TERRAZA: 40-19 Gleane St. Elmhurst. www.terraza7.com. 718-803-9602. Sun: 9:30pm-2am $7 adm Jam w/John Benitez Trio. Jun 1: 9:30-11:30pm $12 Carlos Talez Estrada Afro-Venezuelan Band; 29-30: 810pm $20 Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto.

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ALVIN & FRIENDS: 14 Memorial Hwy. New Rochelle. www.alvinandfriendsrestaurant. com. 914-654-6549. Sets: Fri 7pm, Sat 7:30pm; free adm. Jun 1: Dinah Vero; 2: Rocky Middleton Trio; 9: Leslie Pintchik Trio; 15: The Brazilwood Trio; 16: Victor LaGamma Trio; 17: 12-7pm Brunch w/Chip Shelton Peace Time Ens; 22: The Brazilwood Trio; 23: Leslie Pintchik Trio; 29: 7:30pm Leslie Pintchik Trio. JAZZ FORUM: 1 Dixon Ln. Tarrytown. 914-6311000. www.jazzforumarts.org. Sets: Sun Early (E) 4&6pm, Late (L) 8-10pm; Fri-Sat 7&9:30pm. Jun 1-2: $30 adm Randy Brecker Qnt feat Ada Rovatti; 3: E Freddie Bryant Qrt, L Neal Smith Qrt feat Billy Pierce & Buster Williams; 8-9: Roberta Gambarini Qrt; 10: E Brasilian Vibes feat Arthur Lipner, Nanny Assis & Mark Morganelli, L $10/5 Jam; 15-16: $30 Roy Hargrove Qnt; 17: E Janet Grice Brazilian Bassoon Qnt, L Teri Roiger Qnt; 2223: Donald Harrison Qrt; 24: E Carlos Dias Qrt, L Roland Vazquez Qnt; 29-30: $30 Bill Charlap Trio. WATERFRONT PARK: Dobbs Ferry. Hudson Social if Rain. 914-631-1000. Free adm. www.jazzforumarts.org. Wed: 6:30-8pm. Jun 20: Hendrik Meurkens Qrt; 27: Svetlana & The Delancey Five. Hot House is not responsible for any errors in the listings which may have occured from late changes or incorrect information supplied to us. Please call the venues or check website for up to date calendars.

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