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WINNING SPINS By George Kanzler HE GUITAR MAY WELL BE THE most popular musical instrument of our era: dominant in rock, blues, country, folk and other American vernacular music as well as in classical and world music from a host of other countries. With this chameleon instrument and its myriad forms and sounds, from acoustic to amplified to electric, jazz guitarists can glean ideas and influences from a wide spectrum of sources in creating their work. The two CDs in this Winning Spins, from guitarists PJ Rasmussen and Freddie Bryant, demonstrate the width and breadth of styles and strategies available to today's jazz guitarists. Rasmussen's CD is expansive, an ensemble and composition driven outing, while Bryant's is an inventive, reflective album of exquisite musings and intimate musical conversations. Another Adventure, PJ Rasmussen (Third Freedom), finds the guitarist leading a septet, beefed up to a nonet on two tracks and reduced to a quartet on another, in a program of nine diverse originals ranging from rocking to hard bop, folk and modal to reflective ballad. Rasmussen, still in his early 20s, has absorbed rock as well as jazz influences, employing big, fuzztoned rock chords on the nonet opener, "Full Speed Ahead," a careering piece built on a wave-like baritone sax-led ostinato and a blues-rock vibe. Its rocking nature intensifies as Lauren Sevian’s baritone solo is shored up by an increased back beat while claps join that rhythm behind Scott Robinson's wailing tenor sax. Jim Ridl's jangly piano solo gives way to the leader's solo, begun as a maelstrom but settling down to jazzy tinkles as the theme returns. It’s ambitiously multi-faceted, as is the other nonet track, the title tune, a Charles Mingus influenced journey through time and tempo with tonal and dynamic shifts and the leader’s echoey guitar in a central role. "Love Birds," in contrast, is a straightahead hard bop number reminiscent of Grant Green or Kenny Burrell's 1950s outings with tenor saxophonists; here, Nate Giroux echoes Hank Mobley. The modal "The Seven Seas" conjures Carlos Santana meeting Gil Evans, while "Ruthie," a folksy ballad, suggests a rock guitarist in a jazz mode. Other songs are impressively episodic and genre eclectic. The quartet closer, "For David," is an emotionally captivating, indelible ballad that is striking in



its compelling simplicity. Dreamscape: solo, duo, trio, Freddie Bryant (GJK Sounds), evokes a guitarist in solitude, communing deeply with his muse, especially on the eight of 14 tracks that are solo guitar. However, the album opens in a jaunty, communal fashion with Bryant on both 12-string and Fender electric Telecaster guitars, along with Chris Potter's soprano sax and Scott Colley's bass, on the swinging and swirling title track. The next pieces are solo: a conspiratorially hushed Thelonious Monk tune, "Ask Me Now," on arch-top (the classic, pre-rock jazz guitar), also the format for Charles Mingus' "Goodbye Porkpie Hat," another soft reverie. Two duets on originals with Colley, one with Bryant playing nylon string and the other the Telecaster guitar, are both consummate examples of duo interplay. The trio is heard twice more. "Songs" opens with Potter's bass clarinet and arco bass ushering in the arch top guitar popping and bending strings in a bluesy intro that recedes into a lovely melody, cleanly intoned by Bryant and repeated by Potter before all solo at a heartbeat tempo. "Everybody Is the End and the Beginning of Life Beautiful" is a hard bop-ish theme with Potter on tenor sax, Colley walking his bass and Bryant's Telecaster solo a study in dynamics and hi-lo contrasts. Bryant is at his most enticingly intimate in a handful of nylon string solo excursions, from the bossa nova ballad "Estate" to Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man," to the standard "Secret Love," where if he's not overdubbing he's a magician. His solo takes on Charlie Haden compositions "For Turia" and "Silence" are mesmerizing. The album ends with a 1974 recording of Bryant's mother singing the traditional spiritual "I'm Going to Tell God All of My Troubles" at a Carnegie Hall concert where the nine-year-old Bryant turned the pages for his father, the piano accompanist. Earlier on the disc is a duet version movingly sung by Potter's bass clarinet with rolling accompaniment by Bryant's nylon string guitar. The PJ Rasmussen Septet is at ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn March 14; his trio will play Maggie Murray's Pub in Dunellen, NJ on April 2. Freddie Bryant has a CD release gig for Dreamscape at Smalls March 31.

Williams cover photo by Fran Kaufman, Bryant by Elmar Lemes

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92Y: 1395 Lexington Av at 92nd St. 212-4155500. Mar 14-15: Soul Jazz fest feat 03/14: 7:30pm Brian Landrus Kaleidoscope + DJ Logic & friends + Joey DeFrancesco All-Star Band; 07/15: 8pm Esperanza Spalding; 20: 12pm Music of Irving Berlin w/Carla Innerfield & Chris Coogan, 7:30pm Remembering Marian McPartland. 449 LA: 449 Lenox Av (bet 132nd & 133rd Sts). 212-234-3298. Thurs: 1-3:30pm Jazz & Dessert; Fri-Sat: 8pm; Sun: 4-7pm Patio Jazz. ABYSSINIAN BAPTIST CHURCH: 132W 138th St (bet Lenox & Adam Clayton Powell Blvds). 212-862-7474. Mar 2: 4pm $20/10 adm Jazz Vespers feat Alicia Olatuja & friends. ALHAMBRA BALLROOM: 2110 Adam Powell Blvd (bet 125th & 126th Sts). AMERICAN LEGION POST: 248W 132nd St (bet 7th & 8th Avs). 212-283-9701. Wed-Thurs&Sun: 7:30pm-12am Jam. APOLLO THEATER: 253W 125th St. 212-5315300. Mar 7: 10pm Gloria Ry’Ann feat Rakiem Walker Project. BEMELMANS: At Carlyle Hotel. 35E 76th St at Madison. 212-7441600. Adm varies. BILL’S PLACE: 148W 133rd St (bet Lenox & 7th Avs). 212-2810777. $20 don. Fri-Sat: 9&11pm Bill Saxton All-Star Band. BILLIE’S BLACK RESTAURANT & LOUNGE: 271W 119th St (bet St. Nicholas Av & Frederick Douglass Blvd). 212-2802248. BISTRO TEN 18: 1018 Amsterdam Av at 110th St. 212-662-7600. Thurs: 9pm-12am Morningside Jazz Collective. CAFÉ CARLYLE: At Carlyle Hotel. 35E 76th St at Madison. 212-7441600. Sets: Mon 8:45pm; Tues-Fri 8:45pm; Sat 8:45&10:45pm. Adm varies. Mon: Woody Allen & Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band. Mar 18-29: John Pizzarelli. CAFÉ JAZZ: At Manhattan School of Music. Bway & 122nd St. 212-749-2802. Informal concerts feat students from School's jazz dept. Free adm. CAMPAGNOLA: 1382 1st Av at 74th St. 212861-1102. Fri-Sat: 8pm-12am Effie Jansen. CHEZ LUCIENNE: 308 Lenox Av at 125th St. 212-289-5555. Mar 16: 7pm Cynthia Eytina Qrt. CHOCOLAT RESTAURANT & LOUNGE: 2217-23 Frederick Douglass Blvd at 120th St. 212-222-4545. Mar 23: 6-9:30pm Cynthia Eytina Qrt. CLEOPATRA’S NEEDLE: 2485 Bway (bet 92nd & 93rd Sts). www.cleopatrasneedleny.


com. 212-769-6969. Sets: Early (E), Jam (J). Mon-Tues E 8-9pm, J 10pm-1am; Wed-Thurs E 7-11pm, J 11:30pm-2:30am; Fri-Sat E 8pm12am, J 12:30-3am; Sun E 4-8pm, J 9pm1am. Free adm/$10 min. Trios unless otherwise noted. Residencies (R): Mon E&J Jon Weiss; Tues E&J Mark Devine; Wed E Open mic w/Les Kurtz, J Joonsam Lee; Thurs J Kazu; Fri J Joanna Sternberg; Sat J Jesse Simpson; Sun E Open mic w/Keith Ingham, J Michika Fukumori. Mar 1: George Stella Qrt; 2-5: R; 6: Nathan Brown; 7: Masami Ishikawa; 8: Satchmo Mannan Qrt; 9-12: R; 13: Kate Cosco; 14: Joel Forrester; 15: Alan Rosenthal; 16-19: R; 20: Frank Russo Sxt; 21: John David Simon; 22: Sonelius Smith; 23-26: R; 27: Steve Elmer; 28: Sacha Perry; 29: Denton Darien; 30-31: R. COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY: 1214 Amsterdam Av. 212-939-7000. CROWN: 24E 81st St (bet 5th Av & Madison). 646-559-4880. Sun: 1130am-3pm Bubbly Jazz Brunch feat Mimi Jones Band. DINOSAUR BAR-B-QUE: 700W 125th St. 212694-1777. GARDEN CAFE: 4961 Bway at W207th St. 212544-9480. Fri-Sat: 8-11pm. Mar 14&28: Annette Aguilar Duo. GINNY’S: At Red Rooster. 310 Lenox Av (bet 125th & 126th). 212-792-9001. GRAN PIATTO D’ORO: 1429 5th Av (bet 116th & 117th Sts). www.granpiattorestaurant. com. 212-722-2244/2161. HARLEM TAVERN: 2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd at 116th St. 212-866-4500. Sat-Sun: 11am-4pm Jazz Brunch. LAGUARDIA HIGH SCHOOL OF MUSIC & ART AND PERFORMING ARTS: 100 Amsterdam Av at 65th St. 212-496-0700. LES AMBASSADES BAR & RESTAURANT: 341 Lenox Av (bet 127th & 128th sts). 212-8669700. Wed: 7:30-11:30pm free adm JC Stylles. LIME LEAF: 128W 72nd St (bet Columbus & Amsterdam Avs). 212-501-7800. Mon-Thurs: 7-10pm. Mon: Michael Vitali; Tues: Michelle Zangara Trio; Wed: Julie Grahm; Thurs: Emma Larsson. LONDEL’S SUPPER CLUB: 2620 Frederick Douglas Blvd (bet 139th & 140th Sts). 212234-6114. FriSat: 8-11pm. LURA: 949 Columbus Av (bet 106th & 107th Sts). 212-866-7500. Thurs: 9-11pm. MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC: Bway & 122nd St. 212-749-2802. Mar 21: 7:30pm MSM Afro-Cuban Jazz Orch dir by Bobby Sanabria. MANNA HOUSE: 338E 106th St (bet 1st & 2nd Avs). 212-7228223. Ev first Sun 4pm $15/10/7 adm: MEEE Jazz Concert series. Mar 2: Fiery String Sistas w/Naoka Workman. MAYSLES INSTITUTE: 343 Lenox Av (bet 127th & 128th Sts). 212-582-6050/ Mar 11: see National Jazz Museum in Harlem. MILLER THEATRE: At Columbia University. 116th St & Bway. 212-8547799. Mar 1: 8pm Miguel Zenón Qrt. MINTON’S: 206W 118th St (bet St. Nicholas Av & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd). 212-243-2222. Sets: Wed-Thurs 7-11pm; Fri-Sat 7pm-12am; Sun Brunch 15pm, eve 5-9pm. Wed&Sun eve: Ed Stoute


Qrt; Thurs-Sat: Rudy Lawless Band feat Bertha Hope & Mike Camoia; Sun Brunch Mike Camoia & Alex Lawne. MIST HARLEM: 40W 116th St (bet Lenox & 5th Av). 646-6885886. MOTHER AME ZION CHURCH: 140-6W 137th St (bet Lenox & 7th Avs). 212-2341544. Mar 9: 3-5pm Jazz Vespers in Harlem feat Cynthia Holiday. NATIONAL JAZZ MUSEUM IN HARLEM: 104E 126th St #2C. (bet Park & Lexington Avs). 212-348-8300. Free adm. 7pm events. Tues: Jazz for Curious Listeners series, in March on Ralph Ellison. Mar 6: Harlem Speaks series feat Stanley Crouch & Robert G. O’Meally on Ralph Ellison; 7: Jonathan Batiste & Michael Mwenso on How Jazz Can Change Your Life; 20: Thomas Brothers on Louis Armstrong Master of Modernism. NEW AMSTERDAM MUSIC ASSOCIATION: 107W 130th St (bet Lenox & Adam Clayton Powel Blvds). 212-510-8140. $5/15 adm. Mon-Fri. Mon: 7:30-11pm Jam. Mar 15: 68pm $15 adm Just Kitt’n feat Pecola. NEW LEAF CAFÉ: 1 Margaret Corbin Dr. Fort Tryon Park. 212-568-5323. Fri: 7:30-10:30pm. PARIS BLUES: 2021 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd at 121st St. 212-222-9878. Free adm. Sets: Mon-Thurs&Sun 8:30pm-12:30am, FriSat 9pm-1am. Mon: John Cooksey Trio; Tues: Rakiem Walker RW5; Wed: Jam w/Les Goodson Band; Thurs: Tyrone Govan Blues Band; Fri: Melvin Vines Harlem Jazz Machine; Sat: 68th Street Band; Sun: 6pm Voice Clinic, 8:30pm Melvin Vines Harlem Jazz Machine. PARLOR ENTERTAINMENT: 555 Edgecombe Av at 160th St. #3F. 212-781-6595. Sun: 4pm free adm w/Marjorie Eliot, Bob Cunningham, Sedric Choukroun & spec guests. RIVERSIDE CHURCH: 91 Claremont Av (bet 120th & 122nd Sts). 1st Mon: 10am-12pm Open meeting by Harlem Arts Alliance SCHOMBURG CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN BLACK CULTURE: 515 Malcolm X Blvd. 212-491-2200. Mar 24: Lady Got Chops fest feat Mem Nahadr + Meshell Ndegeocello. SETTEPANI: 196 Lenox Av at 120th St. 917492-4806. Thurs: 7:3010:30pm. SHELL’S BISTRO: 2150 5th Av (bet 131st & 132nd Sts). 212-2345600. Mar 7,14,21&28: Lady Got Chops fest feat 03/7: Lo Wood; 03/14: Carol Sudhalter Band; 03/21: Teri Roiger; 03/28: Katie Cosco & Laura Dreyer Trio. SHRINE: 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd (bet 133rd & 134th Sts). 212-690-7807. Free adm. Residency (R): Sun 5-8pm Jam w/Lu Reid. Mar 1: 6pm Andy Bianco Qrt; 2: 5pm R; 4: 6pm Ekah Kim Qrt; 5: 6pm Yusuke Seki Qnt; 7: 6pm Yoshiki Miura Gp; 8: 6pm Moth To Flame Qnt; 10: 6pm NanJo Lee Trio; 12: 6pm Noah MacNeil Qrt; 13: 10pm L' Usine A Canards; 14: 8pm Stratospheerius; 15: 6pm Clement Piezanowski Sxt; 16: 5pm R; 18: 6pm Dave Hassell Qnt, 9pm Phamtom; 20: 10pm Freddy Fuego; 22: 6pm Samantha Carlson; 23: 5pm R; 24: 8pm Martin Terens; 28: 6pm Black Butterflies; 30: 5pm R. SHOWMAN’S: 375W 125th St at Morningside. 212-8648941. SILVANA: 300W 116th St at Frederick Douglas Blvd. 646-692-4935. Sets: Early (E) 6-8pm, Late (L) 8-10pm, Night (N) 10pm-12am. Mar


1: E iiii, L 13 Moons feat Gray Hawk Perkins & Mezcal Jazz Unit; 2: E Charles Caldarola Qrt; 3: E Raviv Markovitz Band, L Victor Baker Band; 4: L Wren Marie Harrington; 5: 7pm Joe Pino Qnt; 6: E Joe Fiedler Trio; 7: E Adam & Argentinians, L Feedel Band; 8: E Olivier Court Trio; 9: L Cynthia Eytina Qrt; 10: E Ekah Kim Qrt; 12: L Bryan Campbell, N Van Davis; 13: E Matt Mc Donald Qrt, 11pm Tarana; 14: E Black Butterflies, L Robert Mwamba Band; 15: E Bobby Katz Qrt, L Mind Open; 18: L Nick Grinder Gp; 19: E Eric Plaks Trio, L Sergio Galvao Band; 20: E Pancake Trio; 23: E Andy Bianco Qnt; 24: E Justin Wert Qrt; 25: E Michael Eaton Qrt; 26: E Bonzo Terks; 28: E Steven Frieder Gp. SMOKE: 2751 Bway (bet 105th & 106th Sts). 212-864-6662. Early (E), Late (L), Brunch (B); E 7,9&10:30pm, L 11:30pm + 12:45am Fri-Sat, B 11:30am, 1&2:30pm. Adm/min vary. Residencies (R): Mon E Big Band night feat Captain Black 03/3&31, Jason Marshall 03/10,17&24, L Jam w/John Farnsworth Qnt & friends; Tues E Mike LeDonne Groover Qrt, L Charles Turner III 03/4&18, Milton Suggs Qrt 03/11& 25; Wed L Brianna Thomas Qrt; Thurs E Baylor Project 03/6&20, Gregory Generet 03/13&27, L Nickel & Dime OPS; Fri L Patience Higgins Qrt; Sat L Johnny O’Neal & friends; Sun B Annette St. John Trio, L Roxy Coss Qrt. Mar 1: David Berkman Qrt; 2: SaRon Crenshaw Band; 3-4: R; 5: Gregg August Qnt; 6: R; 7-8: Tia Fuller Qrt; 9: Eve Cornelious; 10-11: R; 12: Bill Cantrall & Axiom; 13: R; 14-15: David Hazeltine Qrt; 16: Allan Harris; 17-18: R; 19: Cory Weeds Qnt feat Steve Davis; 20: R; 21-22: Eddie Henderson Qrt; 23: Vivian Sessom; 24-25: R; 26: John Webber Qrt; 27: R; 28-29: Buster Williams & Something More Qrt; 30: SaRon Crenshaw; 31: R. SUGAR BAR: 254W 72nd St (bet Bway & West End Av). 212-579-0222. Adm varies. Sets: 8pm unless otherwise noted. Residency: Thurs 9pm Open Mic w/Andre Smith & Sugar Bar All Star Band. Mar 14: E. J. Decker. TRATTORIA INWOOD: 4996 Bway at 212th St. 212-544-7144. Sat: 8-11pm free adm Annette A. Aguilar. VARELI: 2869 Bway at 111th St. 212-678-8585. Sets: 9pm-12am. Thurs: Bill Wurtzel Trio; Sat: except 03/8&22 Jeanne Gies w/Howard Alden & friends.

MID-TOWN MANHATTAN (Between 35th & 69th Street) 54 BELOW: 254W 54th St, Cellar (bet Bway & 8th Av). 646-476-3551. Mar 6: 7pm Carole J. Bufford w/Vince Giordano & NightHawks. AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM: 2 Lincoln Sq on Columbus Av (bet 65th & 66th Sts). 212-595-9533. Free adm. Wed: 2-3pm Bill Wurtzel & Mike Gari Duo. B. B. KING: 237W 42nd St. 212-997-4144. Mar 16: 1pm Joey Morant & Catfish Stew; 21: 7pm Hot Jazz Gang. BIRDLAND: 315W 44th St (bet 8th & 9th Avs). 212-581-3080. Sets: 8:30&11pm, except Mon 7&9:30pm, Sun 6,9&11pm. Adm varies. Residencies (R): Mon 9:30pm Jim Caruso Cast Party; Wed 5:307pm David Ostwald & Louis Armstrong Eternity Band; Fri 5-7pm Tommy Igoe & Birdland Big Band; Sat 6pm Barbara Carroll; Sun 6pm Birdland Jazz Party feat Carolyn


BOB KINDRED TRIO Bob Kindred, tenor saxophone, John Hart, guitar Steve LaSpina, bass Brunch menu from $9.50-$17.50 Bar minimum $5 Sunday 12:30-3:30 CAFE LOUP 105 West 13th Street Reservations: 212-255-4746

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Leonhart, 9pm Arturo O’Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orch. Mar 1: Quest; 2-3: R; 4-8: Billy Hart Qrt; 6: 6pm Trio Shalva; 9-10: R; 11-15: Kevin Mahogany; 16-17: R; 18-22: Gary Peacock & Now This; 20: 6pm The Puppeteers; 23-24: R; 25-29: Bill Charlap Trio; 30-31: R. BROADWAY THAI RESTAURANT: 241W 51st St (bet 8th Av & Bway). 212-226-4565. Mon&Sun: 6:30-10:30pm, Sat: 8pm-12am Rick Bogart Trio. CARNEGIE CLUB: At City Spire Centre. 156W 56th St. 212-9579676. Fri: 9pm-12am; Sat: 8:30&10:30pm Sinatra tribute feat Steve Maglio & Stan Rubin 11 Piece Orch. CARNEGIE HALL: 57th St & 7th Av. 212-2477800. Mar 8: 3pm ZH Regina Carter & Reverse Thread, 9:30pm Zawinul Legacy Band; 23: 3pm Ellington's Sacred Music w/mus dir David Berger feat Lalah Hathaway, Jimmy Heath, Sean Jones, Nicole Cabell; 24: 8pm Jazz Piano feat Dimitrije Vasiljevic. COBI: At Pearl Studios NY. 516-922-2010. DAVID RUBENSTEIN ATRIUM: At Lincoln Center. Bway at 62nd St. www.lincolncenter. org/atrium. Thurs: 7:30pm Target Free Thursdays series. Mar 20: 7:30pm NJPAC's Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens; 27: 7:30pm Eviyan. DIZZY’S CLUB COCA-COLA: At Jazz @ Lincoln Center. Bway at 60th St, 5th Fl. 212258-9595. Sets: 7:30&9:30pm + 11:30pm Fri; Late Night Sessions 11pm Tues-Thurs&Sat, 12:45am Fri, hosted by Michael Mwenso Thurs&Sat. Adm: $15-45, Late Nights $5-20; $10 min. Mar 1-2: George Cables & Dexter Gordon Legacy Ens; 3: Combo Nuvo; 4: American-Brazilian Collective Nation Beat; 5-9: Eliane Elias; 10: New York Youth Symphony Jazz; 11-12: Joe Farnsworth & Prime Time Qrt; 13: Charles Turner; 14-16: Aaron Diehl & Dani De Morón; 17: Chris Pattishall & Music of The Nat King Cole Trio; 18-20: Hugh Masekela & Larry Willis; 21-23: Soul Newish Jewish Music fest feat 03/21: Anat Fort; 22: Oran Etkin; 23: Steven Bernstein & Diaspora Soul; 24: Manhattan School of Music Jazz Orch; 25-26: Toshiko Akiyoshi & Lew Tabackin Qrt; 27-30: Freddie Cole Qnt feat Harry Allen; 31: Aruán Ortiz Qrt. DOCKS: 633 3rd Av at 40th St. 212-986-8080. Sun: 11:30am3pm Jazz Brunch w/Oleg Osenkov & guest. Mar 2: Paul Bollenback; 9: Vic Juris; 16: Klaus Mueller; 23: Paul Meyers; 30: tba. DON’T TELL MAMA: 343W 46th St. at Restaurant Row. 212-757-0788. www.dont E&E GRILL HOUSE: 233W 49th St (bet Bway & 8th Av). 212-5059909. Mon-Tues: 8-11pm feat Craig McGorry Qrt or Matt Martysik Qrt. FLÛTE EAST SIDE: 303E 53rd St (2nd Av). 646-998-5434. Wed: 810pm. Mar 12: Dorian Devins & Ethan Mann Jazz Duo. FLÛTE MIDTOWN: 205W 54th St (bet Bway & 7th Av). 212-265-5169. Wed: 8-11pm. Mar 12: Daniel Bennett Gp; 26: Yaala Ballin. GRATA: 1076 1st Av at 59th St. 212-842-0007. 9pm sets. Fri: Tony Middleton; Sat: Sarah Hayes. HUNTER COLLEGE: Lang Recital Hall. 695 Park Av (68th St bet Park & Lex Avs). 4th Fl. 212-772-4000. HENRY, A LIQUOR BAR: At Hudson Hotel. 356W 58th St (bet 8 & 9th Avs). 212-5546217. Mar 12: 8-10pm Jonathan Karrant.


IGUANA RESTAURANT: 240W 54th St at Bway. 212-399-9457. Mon-Tues: 8-11pm Vince Giordano & Nighthawks. Mar 10: 8pm Vandoren Jam feat Mark Gross Qrt. IRENE DIAMOND EDUCATION CENTER: At Jazz at Lincoln Center. Bway at 60th St, 5th Fl. 212-721-6500/212-2589922. Spring Term Swing University w/Phil Schaap, Vincent Gardner & Larry Ridley. IRIDIUM: 1650 Bway at 51st St. 212-582-2121. Sets: 8&10pm. Adm varies/$15 min. Student 1/2 price adm 2nd set Tues-Thurs&Sun. Residency (R): Mon Les Paul Monday w/Les Paul Trio & spec guests. Mar 1: Marty Balin; 6-7: Jimmy Webb; 8: Edgar Winter Band; 10: R w/Edgar Winter; 14: Cris Jacobs; 15: Mike Peters; 16: R w/Matt Schofield; 19-20: Lee DeWyze; 21: Shemekia Copeland; 26-28: Simon Kirke Band. JAZZ AT KITANO: 66 Park Av at 38th St. 212885-7119. Sets: Mon 811:30pm, Tues 8-11pm, Wed-Sat 8-9:15&1011:15pm, Sun 11am-2pm. $15 adm/$15 min/set, except free adm+min Mon-Tues, $30 adm+min Fri-Sat, $35 buffet Sun. Residencies (R): Mon Jam w/Iris Ornig; Tues Jason Yeager Solo; Sun Jazz Brunch w/Tony Middleton Trio. Mar 1: Chantale Gagne Qnt; 2-4: R; 5: Steve Picataggio Qrt; 6: Rebecka Larsdotter Qrt; 7: Richie Beirach & Jamie Baum Duo; 8: Western Jazz Qrt; 9-11: R; 12: Closed; 13: Boom Tic Boom; 14-15: George Cables Trio; 16-18: R; 19: Andy Suvalsky Qrt; 20: Pedro Giraudo Sxt; 21: Russ Nolan Qrt; 22: Bob Franceschini & Mark Sherman; 23-25: R; 26: Sean Smith Qrt; 27: Ayako Shirasaki Trio; 28: Rob Derke & NY Jazz Qrt; 29: Mark Soskin & Roseanna Vitro Duo; 3031: R. JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER: Bway at 60th St, 5th Fl. 212-258-9800. Allen Room (AR), Rose Theater (RT). Mar 1: RT 8pm Cécile McLorin Salvant + Spring Qrt; AR Jim Caruso’s Cast Party feat Marilyn Maye, Jane Monheit, Christina Bianco & Jeffry Denman; 14-15: Maria Schneider Orch. JUILLIARD SCHOOL: 60 Lincoln Center Plaza. 212-799-5000. KLAVIERHAUS: 211W 58th St (bet 7th Av & Bway). 212-245-4535. Sets: 7-10pm/free adm Scot Albertson Duos. Mar 2: Dan Furman; 16: Dr. Joe Utterback Duo. The LAMBS CLUB: 132W 44th St (bet 6th Av & Bway). 212-9975262. Tues-Wed: 7:30pm; Sun: 11am-2:30pm Jazz Brunch. LIGHTHOUSE: 111E 59th St (bet Park & Lexington Avs). 516-627-4468. Sets: 7:15pm. LOCAL 802: Associated Musicians of Greater New York Club Room. 322W 48th St (bet 8th & 9th Sts). Mon: 79:30pm Jazz Foundation of America Jam. Mar 17: w/Lady Got Chops. LUCY MOSES SCHOOL: At Kaufman Center. 129W 67th St (bet Bway & Amsterdam). 212-501-3360. Jazz program dir by Roni Ben-Hur. L’YBANE: 709 8th Av (bet 44th & 45th Sts). 212582-2012. Tues&Fri 9:30pm-12am: Rick Bogart Trio. MEASURE: At Langham Place. 400 5th Av (bet 36th & 37th Sts). 212-695-4005. Sets: 8-11pm. Free adm/1 drink min. Mon-Sat: Trio/Qrt, Sun: Solo. Mar 1,3-4,14-22,29&31: Antonio Ciacca w/spec guest Peter Bernstein 03/16, Jessica Vetrano 03/17, Harry Allen 03/21-22; 2: Jill McCarron; 5-8: Randy Napoleon; 9: Alberto Pizzo; 10-13: Alex Wintz; 16,23&30: Alberto Pibiri; 24-28: Emmet Cohen.


MICHIKO STUDIOS: 149W 46th St 3rd Fl. 212302-4011. Sets: 8pm/adm varies. Mar 8: Steve Wilson & Lewis Nash Duo; 14: Fay Victor & Ratzo Harris Duo; 15: Rosanna Ferro & Jenn Friedman; 29: Ellery Eskelin & Gary Versace Duo. The NATIONAL: 557 Lexington Av at 50th St. 212-715-2400. Sun: 6-10pm. Mar 2: Rosalyn McClore Trio; 9: Alex Minasian; 16: Charlie Apicella & Iron City; 23: Lauren Henderson. NATSUMI RESTAURANT: 226W 50th St (bet 8th & Bway). 212258-2988. Tues: 5-8pm Joe Cohn Organ Trio. PEARL STUDIOS NYC: 519 8th Av (bet 35th & 36th Sts). 12th Fl. Studio A. 212-904-1850. Fri: 7:3010:30pm $10 adm Open Mic/Jam by Frank Owens for Singers, Tap Dancers & Instrumentalists. PERA MEDITERRANEAN BRASSERIE: 303 Madison Av (bet 41st & 42nd Sts). 212-8786301. Free adm. Fri: 69pm. The PLAZA: Fifth Av at Central Park S. 212759-3000. Free adm. Wed: 8:30pm Kat Gang; Thurs: 8:30pm Lapis Luna Qrt feat Shawn Aileen Clark. ROBERT: 2 Columbus Cir 9th Fl. 212-299-7730. Mon-Thurs: 7-10pm, Sat-Fri: 8-11pm, Sun Brunch: 12:30-2:30pm. ROBERTO’S WINDS: 149W 46th St. 212-3911315. ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY: 1230 York Av at 66th St. 212-3278000. The RUM HOUSE: 228W 47th St (bet Bway & 8th Av). 646490-6924. Mon: 10pm-1am Terry Waldo & Rum House Jass Band; Sun: 9:30pm12:30am Candy Shop Boys. SAINT PETER’S CHURCH: 619 Lexington Av at 54th St. (Citicorp Bld). 212-935-2200. 1st Mon: 7:30pm free adm International Women in Jazz Jam; Wed: 1pm $10 don Midtown Jazz at Midday; Sun: 5pm free adm Jazz Vespers. Mar 2: Ike Sturm & Evergreen; 5: no music; 9: Mike Holober Gp; 12: Lenore Raphael & Jack Wilkins Duo; 16: Webster Groves Band; 19: Russ Kassoff Big Band; 20: 7:30pm Duke Ellington Society feat Howard Johnson; 23: Michael Webster & Leading Lines feat Ingrid Jensen; 26: Barry Harris Trio; 30: Johnathan Blake Band; 31: 5:30pm Memorial for Paul Ash. SAN MARTIN RESTAURANT: 143E 49th St (bet Lexington & 3rd Avs). 212-832-0888. Mar 9: Lady Got Chops fest feat Keisha St Joan Ens. SOMETHIN’ JAZZ CLUB: 212E 52nd St (bet 2nd & 3rd Avs). 212-371-7657. Adm varies/$10 min. Sets: Weekdays Early (E) 7-8:45pm, Late (L) 910:45pm, Night (N) 11pm; Sat-Sun PM 56:45pm, E 7-8:45pm, L 9-10:45pm, N 11pm. Residency: Sat 2-4pm except 03/22&29 New York Jazz Academy Big Band. Mar 1: PM Linda Presgrave Qrt, E Ben Rosenblum Gp, L Harrison Young, N Golden Ratio Project; 2: PM Kathleen Potton, E Philipp Gerschlauer & Microtonal Band, L Brothers of Contrapuntal Swing; 3: E Tango Organ Trio, L Carol Sudhalter Qrt; 4: E Steve Nelson Trio, L Les Machines Volantes, N Forest Band; 5: E Rivas Ramsay Collective, L Alignment; 6: E Michael Webster & Standard Fresh Trio, L Corina Bartra, N Tamuz Nissim Qrt; 7: E Alan Leatherman, L Somethin' Vocal w/Matt Baker Trio, N Joao Martins Qrt; 8: PM MUSOH, E YA DIG?!, L Craig Hartley Trio, N Taeko Sebe Trio; 9: PM Eva & Yako


Qrt, E Suzanne Pittson, L Yiorgos Kostopoulos Qrt; 10: L Cettina Donato, N Ben Eunson Gp; 11: E Yuka Mito, L Marc Schwartz Qnt; 12: E Nick Dunston Gp, L Liam Sillery Qnt, N Little Vikings; 13: E Bastien Brison Trio, L Cristian Mendoza Sxt; 14: E Steve Kaiser Qrt, L Nina Mya; 15: PM JJ Qrt, E Michael Sarian Qnt, L Brust/ Horowitz Qnt, N Brad Clymer & his Facebook friends; 16: PM Pascalito Neostalgia, E Bobby Katz Qnt; 17: E New Jazz Messengers, L Alex Clough; 18: E JC3, L Dorian Wallace & Free Sound Ahnsomble; 19: E Luis Camacho w/Sounds del Caribe, L Geo Trio; 20: E Dave Wilson Qrt, L Mike Wilkens Qrt; 21: E Ladies Day, L Florencia Gonzalez Candombe Project; 22: PM Bob Bennett Qnt, E Faure at Play, L Charles Sibirsky, N Jon LaTona Qrt; 23: PM CJP Jam session, L Electronic Global Jazz Duo; 24: L Human Equivalent; 25: L Troy Roberts Gp; 26: E Lyric Fury, L Enrico Solano Qrt; 27: E Isaiah Barr, L Daniel Rotem Trio; 28: E Aida Brandes Trio, L Terry's Acoustic Trio; 29: PM Mike Armando Qrt, E Sarpay Ozcagatay Qrt, L Noshir Mody Qnt, N Kevin Hildebrandt Trio; 30: E John Allen Watts Trio; 31: L Abelita Mateus Qnt. The STRAND HOTEL: 33W 37th St (bet 5th & 6th Avs). 212-4481024. Sets: 6-9pm, free adm. 1st Wed: Low Key Trio; 2nd Wed: Bill Wurtzel & Mike Gari Duo. STEINWAY HALL: 109W 57th St. 212-2461100. STUDIO 100 BAR: At Marriott Residence Inn. 1033 6th Av (bet 38th & 39th St) 3rd Fl. 212768-0007. Free adm/no min. Tues&Thurs: 710pm Trios. SWING 46: Jazz & Supper Club. 349W 46th St (bet 8 & 9th Avs). 212262-9554. Sets: Mon-Tues&Thurs 8:30pm, Wed&Sun 8pm, Fri-Sat 9:30pm. Residencies (R): Mon Swingadelic; Tues George Gee Swing Orch; Wed Stan Rubin Orch. Mar 1: City Rhythm Orch; 2: Johnny Boyd; 3-5: R; 6: Vanessa Trouble w/Red Hot Swing; 7&21: Ron Sunshine Orch; 8&29: Maulers; 9,14&28: George Gee Swing Orch; 10-12: R; 13&20: Felix & the Cats; 15: Double Down; 16,23&30: Ray Abrams Big Band; 17-19: R; 22: Swingadelic; 24-26: R; 27: Harlem Renaissance Orch; 31: R. TAGINE: 221 W38th St (bet 7th & 8th Avs). 646-373-6265. $15 min. TGI FRIDAY’S: 677 Lexington Av at 56th St. 212-339-8858. Sun: 69pm Marc Devine Trio. TOMI JAZZ: 239E 53rd St (Bet 2nd & 3rd Avs). Lower level. 646-4971254. Sets: Mon-Wed 8-11pm, Thurs 9-11pm, Fri 9pm-1am, Sat Early (E) 8-10:30pm, Late (L) 11pm-1:30am. $10 adm/$10 min. Mar 1: E The Complete Unknows, L Sean Mcluskey Trio; 3: Misa Ogasawara Duo; 4: Ben Charnley; 5: Claire Duncan Trio; 6: Kuni Mikami, Annie & Alan; 7: John Malino Duo; 8: E Yoshiki Miura Trio, L Jeff Richardi; 10: Takenori Nishiuchi; 11: Michael Gallant Trio; 12: Javier Santiago Trio; 13: Scot Albertson Duo; 14: Allegra Levy Duo; 15: E Yuko Ito, L Silver Moon; 17: Ayumi Ishito Trio; 18: Kristina Koller Trio; 19: Kathryn Allyn Duo; 20: Tak Iwasaki Trio; 21: NYCHOLO; 22: E Daniel Bennett Gp, L Annie Chen Trio; 24: Yusuke Yamanouchi; 25: Gioel Seyerini; 26: Neha Jiwrajka Duo; 27: Senri Oe; 28: Justin Purtill Trio; 29: E Yusuke Seki, L Spencer Jones Trio. The TOWN HALL: 123W 43rd St (bet 6&7th Avs). 212-840-2824. Mar 6: 7:30pm Patti Austin w/Duke


Ellington Orch; 19-23: Newish Jewish Music fest feat 03/19: 8pm John Zorn; 20: see City Winery; 21-23: see Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola; 23: 5pm Klezmatics feat Arturo O’Farrill; 28: 8pm Pat Metheny Unity Gp. WHOLE FOODS COLUMBUS CIRCLE: On Tap Pub. 10 Columbus Cr. 212-823-9600. Sets: 6-8pm. Mar 6: Paul Abler & James Weidman; 24: Paul Abler & Tomoko Ohno. WHOLE FOODS MIDTOWN EAST: 226E 57th St (bet 2nd & 3rd Avs). 646-497-1222. Mar 12: 7-9pm Paul Abler & tba. ZANKEL HALL: At Carnegie Hall. 881 7th Av at 57th St. 212-247-7800. See Carnegie Hall.

LOWER MANHATTAN (Below 34th Street) 11TH STREET BAR: 510E 11th St (bet Av A & B). 212-982-3929. Mon: 8-11pm Richard Clements & Murray Wall Jazz Express. 55 BAR: 55 Christopher St (bet 6th & 7th Avs). 212-929-9883. Sets: Early (E) 7pm except Sat-Sun 6pm, Late (L) 10pm. Mar 19: E Melissa Stylianou; 27: Marika Hughes & Fay Victor. ABC CHINESE RESTAURANT: 34 Pell St (bet Mott St & Bowery). 212-346-9390. Fri: Sandy Jordan Trio. ABC NO RIO: 156 Rivington St (bet Clinton & Suffolk Sts). 212-2543697. Sun: 7pm 2 sets + Open Session. ABRONS ARTS CENTER: 466 Grand St at Pitt St. 212-5980400. Mar 2: 3pm Aruán Ortiz Qrt. ALL THINGS PROJECT: At Neighborhood Chuch. 269 Bleecker St. 212-691-1770. 1st Fri: 8&10pm free adm. Mar 7: Neu3 Trio. AMELIE NEW YORK CITY: 22 W 8th St. 212533-2962. Sun: 69pm. ANTIBES BISTRO: 112 Suffolk St. (bet Delancey & Rivington Sts). 212-533-6088. Free adm/no min. Tues-Wed: 7:30-10:30pm. ANTIQUE GARAGE: 41 Mercer St. 212-2191019. Sets: Mon-Thurs 7-10pm, Sat-Sun 1-4pm. ARTHUR’S TAVERN: 57 Grove St. 212-6756879. Sets: 710pm. Mon: Grove Street Stompers feat Joe Licari; Tues: Yuichi Hirakawa; Wed: Eve Silber; Thurs-Sat: Eri Yamamoto Trio; Sun: Creole Cooking. ARTS FOR ART: 107 Suffolk St. 212-254-5420. ARTURO’S: 106W Houston St at Thompson St. 212-677-3820. B FLAT: Basement 277 Church St (bet Franklin & White Sts). 212-219-2970. Mon 8-11pm & Wed 8:30-11:30pm: Jordan Young Trio. BACK ROOM: 102 Norfolk St (bet Delancey & Rivington Sts). 212-228-5098. Mon: 9:15pm12:30am. BAR NEXT DOOR: 129 McDougal St. 212-5295945. Sets: MonThurs Early (E) 6:30pm, Late (L) 8:30& 10:30pm, Fri-Sat 7:30,9:30&11:30pm, Sun 8&10pm. Adm: $12 all night + 1 drink min/set except Fri-Sat $12/set + 1 drink min/set, E free. Trios unless otherwise noted. MonThurs: E Emerging Artists series; Mon: L Vocal Mondays series. Residencies (R): Wed L Jonathan Kreisberg; Sun Peter Mazza. Mar 1: Patrick Cornelius; 2: R; 3: E Mike


Robinson, L Melissa Stylianou; 4: E Nick Bello, L Jonathan Greenstein; 5: E Tom Finn, L R; 6: E Casey Berman, L Ben Flocks; 7: Leslie Pintchik; 8: Tom Dempsey; 9: R; 10: E Don Hartig, L Scott Sharard; 11: E Nick Grinder, L Hashim Assadullahi; 12: E Tobias Meinhart, L R; 13: E Nicholas Brust, L Assaf Kehati; 14: Richard Boukas; 15: Jostein Gulbrandsen; 16: R; 17: E Yohanton Cohen, L Eliane Amherd; 18: E Rafal Sarnecki, L Lucas Pino; 19: E Kevin Wang, L R; 20: E Benno Marmur, L Steve Kovalcheck; 21: Mark Cocheo; 22: Ben Monder; 23: R; 24: E Alex Sugerman, L Alexis Parsons; 25: E Nick Lancaster, L Timothy Hayward; 26: E Ricardo Grilli, L R; 27: E Jonathan Rangonese, L Mike Rood; 28: Andrea Veneziani; 29: Steve Picataggio; 30: R; 31: E Paul Jones, L Dida Pelled. BARUCH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 55 Lexington Av at E25th St. (bet Lexington & 3rd Avs). 646312-5073. Mar 6: 7pm Evan Arntzen Qrt feat Bria Skonberg. BLACK DUCK: 122E 28th St. 212-204-5240. Fri-Sat: 7pm. BLUE NOTE: 131W 3rd St at 6th Av. 212-4758592. Sets: 8& 10:30pm + 12:30am Fri-Sat Late Night, 11:30am&1:30pm Sunday Brunch. Adm varies. Mar 1: Bill Evans Soulgrass; 2: Boogaloo Sunday w/Lou Donaldson; 3: Kenny Werner & Janis Mann; 4-9: Donald Harrison, Ron Carter & Billy Cobham Trio; 10: Omar Hakim; 11-16: Spyro Gyra; 17: Gordon Chambers; 18-23: Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Giovanni Hidalgo, Jose Gola, Horacio Hernandez; 24: Anna Saeki; 25-30: Larry Carlton Gp + Kyle Eastwood Gp; 31: James Moody Scholarship for Newark Youth Benefit Concert. Late Night w/Mar 1: Darren Lyons Gp; 7: Sérgio Galvão Gp; 8: (718); 14: Al MacDowell & Just Ornette Qrt; 15: Outer Bridge Ens; 21: Akashic Record; 22: Jesse Fischer; 28: Manner Effect; 29: Colin Cannon Qrt. Sunday Brunch w/Mar 2: Rich Perry & NYU Jazz Ens; 9: Masami Ishikawa; 16: Erika Matsuo; 23: Yoko Miwa Trio; 30: Nobuki Takamen Trio. CAFÉ LOUP: 105W 13th St (bet 6th & 7th Avs). 212-255-4746. Free adm/$5 min. Sun: Jazz Brunch 12:30am3:30pm, eve 6:30-9:30pm. Sun brunch: Bob Kindred, John Hart & Steve LaSpina; Sun eve: Junior Mance, Hide Tanaka & Michi Fuji Trio. CAFFE VIVALDI: 32 Jones St (bet Bleecker & 4th St). 212-691-7538. Free adm. CAPITAL GRILLE: 120 Bway (at Pine & Nassau). 212-3741811. Free adm. Fri: 7pm Richard Russo Trio. CITY WINERY: 155 Varick St (bet Spring & Vandam Sts). 212-6080555. Mar 20: 8pm Newish Jewish Music fest feat Keren Ann. CLEMENTE SOTO VÉLEZ CULTURAL & EDUCATIONAL CENTER: 107 Suffolk St (bet Rivington & Delancey Sts). 212-2604080. Mon: 7:30pm $11 adm/set, $16/2 sets, $22/3 sets Evolving Music series feat Ingrid Laubrock Residency. CORNELIA STREET CAFÉ: 29 Cornelia St. 212-989-9319. Sets unless otherwise noted: MonThurs&Sun 8:30pm, Fri-Sat 9&10:30pm. Adm varies. Mar 1: Kris Davis Trio; 2: Henry Cole Trio; 5: 6pm Michael Gold Qnt + Carolina Calvache; 6: Kreston Osgoode; 7: Scott DuBois Qnt; 8: Rez Abbasi; 9: 6pm Deborah Latz Trio series; 12: Jesse Elder; 13: Jacob

Bro & Thomas Morgan feat Andrew Cyrille; 14-15: Tom Rainey; 16: MOPDTK; 18: Arthur Kell Qrt; 19: Pat Carroll Qrt; 20: Bryan & Aardvarks; 21: Mary Halvorson; 22: Mario Pavone; 23: Livio Almeida Qrt, 10pm Luiz Ebert & Fidel Cuéllar; 25: Nicky Schrire; 26: Anat Fort; 27: Rhys Tivey Qrt; 29: Lucian Ban. The CROOKED KNIFE: 29E 30th St (bet Park & Madison Avs). 212-696-2593. Tues: 7-10pm Iris Ornig Trio. The CUPPING ROOM CAFE: 359W Bway (bet Broome & Grand Sts). 212-925-2898. Sat: 8:30pm12:30am Mal Stein. DARBY: 244W 14th St (bet 8th & 7th Avs). 212242-4411. DOMA: 17 Perry St at 7th Av. 212-929-4339. Sat: 7:45&8:45pm $10 adm Gypsy Jazz. DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY: 13 Monroe St (bet Market & Catherine Sts). 212-4730043. Sun: 6pm In-Store shows. Mar 9: Kresten Osgood & Martin Philadelphy; 16: Federico Ughi & Yoni Kretzmer; 23: Omar Tamez & Angelica Sanchez. DROM: 85 Ave A (bet 5th & 6th Sts). 212-7771157. Mar 16: 7:15pm Euphoria. DUANE PARK CAFÉ: 157 Duane St (bet Hudson & W Bway). 212-732-5555. Fri: 9pm Plume Revue feat DP Jazz Qrt. Mar 4: 6&8:45pm $65/55 adm Mardi Gras soirée feat Aaron Marcellus w/Fierce Ferrarins. The EAR INN: 326 Spring St (bet Greenwich & Washington Sts). 212-4319750. Sun: 8-11pm EarRegulars w/Jon-Erik Kellso & friends; 1st Mon: 12-3am Matt Munisteri Qrt w/Jon-Erik Kellso. ELLA LOUNGE: 9 Avenue A (bet 1st & 2nd Avs). 212-777-2230. Fri: 8pm Dandy Wellington Band. FAT CAT: 75 Christopher St at 7th Av. 212-6756056. $3 adm/no min. Sets unless otherwise noted: Early (E), Late (L), Night (N); Mon E 6pm, L 9pm, N 12:30am; Tues-Wed E 7pm, L 9pm, N 12:30am; Thurs&Sat E 7pm, L 10pm, N 1:30am; Fri E 6pm, L 9pm + 10:30pm, N 1:30am; Sun E 6pm, L 9pm, N 12:30am. Ev N: Jam. Residencies (R): Mon N Billy Kaye; Tues E except 03/4 Saul Rubin, N Greg Glassman; Wed E Raphael D'lugoff Qrt, N Ned Goold; Fri 9pm Gospel Queens; Sun E Terry Waldo & Gotham City Band, N Brandon Lewis & Renee Cruz. Mar 1: E Negroni Trio, L Raphael D'lugoff Qnt, N Eden Ladin Qrt; 2: E R, 8:30pm Fat Cat Big Band, N R; 3: E Harold O'Neal, L Scott Tixier Qrt, N R; 4: E Ray Parker Qrt, L tba, N R; 5: E R, L Groover Trio, N R; 6: E Billy Kaye, L Saul Rubin Zebtet, N Dida Pelled Qrt; 7: E tba, L R + Jared Gold & Dave Gibson, N Steve Hall Qrt; 8: E Steve Carrington, L Ben Meigners Sxt, N Will Terrill; 9: E R, L Sheryl Bailey Qrt, N R; 10: E tba, L Ned Goold Qrt, N R; 11: E R, L Peter Brainin & Latin Jazz Workshop, N R; 12: E R, L Harold Mabern Trio, N R; 13: E tba, L Greg Glassman Qnt, N tba; 14: E tba, L R + Yunie Mojica/Raynel Frazier & UMOJA, N tba; 15: E tba, L POD, N tba; 16: E R, L Joe Magnarelli Qnt, N R; 17: E tba, L George Braith, N R; 18: E R, L tba, N R; 19: E R, L Don Hahn, N R; 20: E tba, L Point of Departure, N Carlos Abadie; 21: E Theo Hill, L R + Richie Vitale Qnt, N Jared Gold; 22: E The Flail, L Fabio Morgera, N tba; 23: E R, L tba, N R; 24: E&L tba, N R; 25: E R, L Itai Kriss & Gato Gordo, N R; 26: E R, L Joseph Lepore & Roberto Gatto, N R; 27: E tba, L Steve Hall Qnt, N tba; 28: E David

Moreno, L R + George Burton & Gp 5, N tba; 29: E tba, L Carlos Abadie Qrt, N David Weiss; 30: E R, L tba, N R; 31: E tba, 10pm Chris Byars Sxt, 1:30am R. FLÛTE GRAMERCY: 40E 20th St (bet Bway & Park Av S). 212-529-7870. www.flutebar. com. Free adm. Wed: 7-10pm. Mar 19: Joe Bonacci. GARAGE: 99 7th Av S (bet W 4th & Bleecker). 212-645-0600. Free adm/no min. Sets: Early (E), Late (L), Brunch (B); Mon 7-10pm; Tues-Thurs 7-11pm; Fri E 6-10pm, L 10:30pm-2:30am; Sat B 12-4pm, E 6-10pm, L 10:30pm-2:30am; Sun B 11:30am4pm, E 7-11pm. Residency (R): Sun E David Coss Qrt. Mar 1: B Larry Newcomb Qrt, E Hide Tanaka Trio, L Akiko Tsuruga Trio; 2: B Kyoko Oyobe Trio, E R; 3: Howard Williams Jazz Orch; 4: Randy Johnston Trio; 5: Yvonnick Prene Qrt; 6: George Weldon Trio; 7: E Nick Moran Trio, L Jason Prover & Sneak Thievery Orch; 8: B Daniela Schaechter Trio, E Champian Fulton Qrt, L Kevin Dorn & Big 72; 9: B Lou Caputo Qrt, E R; 10: Cecilia Coleman Big Band; 11: Rob Edwards Qrt; 12: Anderson Brothers; 13: Dylan Meek Trio; 14: E Masami Ishikawa Trio, L Peter Valera & Jump Blues Band; 15: B Larry Newcomb Qrt, E Mark Marino Trio, L Virginia Mayhew Qrt; 16: B Michika Fukumori Trio, E R; 17: Howard Williams Jazz Orch; 18: Chris Beck Trio; 19: Marc Devine Trio; 20: Rick Stone Trio; 21: E Adam Rongo Trio, L Kevin Dorn & Big 72; 22: B Marsha Heydt & Project of Love, E Paul Francis Trio, L Daylight Blues Band; 23: B Iris Ornig Qrt, E R; 24: Eyal Vilner Big Band; 25: Adam Rongo; 26: Abe Ovadia Trio; 27: Dre Barnes Project; 28: E Guy Mintus Trio, L Peter Valera & Jump Blues Band; 29: B Alex Layne Trio, E Tom Tallitsch Qrt, L Virginia Mayhew Qrt; 30: B Mayu Saeki Trio, E R; 31: Kyle Athayde Dance Party. GREENWICH HOUSE MUSIC SCHOOL: 46 Barrow St (bet 7th Av S & W 4th St). 212242-4770. Wed: 8pm $12/10 adm Sound It Out series. Mar 7: Nate Wooley Qnt; 8: For Living Lovers. GREENWICH VILLAGE BISTRO: 13 Carmine St (bet Bleecker & 6th Av). 212-206-9777. Free adm. Sets: 9-11pm. JAZZ GALLERY: 1160 Bway, 5th Fl at 27th St. 212-242-1063. Sets: 9&11pm. Adm varies. Mar 1: Melissa Aldana & Kevin Hays Duo; 6: Aaron Burnett & Big Machine; 7-8: Ben van Gelder; 13: Noah Baerman w/Jazz Samaritan Alliance; 14-15: Darcy James Argue & Secret Society; 19: Randy Ingram Qrt; 20: Sam Harris Trio; 21: Dezron Douglas Black Lion Qrt; 22: Jimmy Greene; 27: tba; 28-29: Steve Coleman & Five Elements. JAZZ STANDARD: 116E 27th St (bet Park & Lexington Avs). 212576-2232. Sets: 7:30&9:30pm + 11:30pm FriSat. Cover varies/no min. Residencies (R): Mon Mingus Mondays w/Big Band 03/3,10, 17&24, Orchestra 03/31; Sun 2-3pm except 03/23 Jazz for Kids. Mar 1-2: Houston Person Qrt; 3-8: Newport Jazz Festival now 60 feat Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Anat Cohen; 9: Jaimeo Brown; 10: R; 11: Noah Preminger Qrt; 12: Rufus Reid; 13-16: Ambrose Akinmusire Project; 17: R; 18: Michael Blake; 19-23: SFJazz Collective; 24: R; 2526: Robert Hurst Qnt; 27-30: Fabian Almazan; 31: R. JOE’S PUB: At Public Theater. 425 Lafayette St & Astor Pl. 212-5398778. Adm varies. Mar 2&9: 12pm Bob Dorough/Schoolhouse Rock; 4: 9:30pm Gia Mora; 7: 7pm Cynthia Sayer; 15: 9:30pm


Banda Magda; 21: 9:30pm Hot Sardines; 24: Storm Gardner & friends of Jimmy Scott; 30: 7:30pm Carmen Souza, 9:30pm Natalie Cressman. JULES BISTRO: 65 Saint Marks Pl (bet 1st & 2nd Avs). 212-477-5560. Sets: Mon-Thurs 8-11pm, Fri 8:30-11:30pm, Sat 12-3pm + 8:30-11:30pm, Sun 12-3pm + 811:30pm. Sat-Sun: Jazz Brunch (B), Sun: 811:30pm Jam w/Renaud Penant; 2nd Thurs: Jules Unplugged. Mar 1: Jordan Young; 2&9 B: Ray Blue; 3,10&24: Leco Reis; 4,12&21: Luke Franco; 5,19&26: Aimée Lauren; 6: tba; 7,18&25: Peter Brendler; 8&17: Chuck Braman; 11&14: Brian Charette; 13,20&27: Jay Collins; 15,22&29: Ethan Mann; 16,23&30 B, 28: Diego Voglino; 31: Lawrence Leathers. KNICKERBOCKER BAR & GRILL: 33 University Pl at 9th St. 212-228-8490. Fri-Sat: 9:45pm. Mar 1: Nicky Parrot & Jill McCarron; 7-8: Nanny Assis & John DiMartino; 14-15: Ronny Whyte, Boots Maleson & David Silliman; 21-22: Russ Kassoff & Jay Anderson; 28-29: Steve LaSpina & Billy Test. LE PESCADEUX: 90 Thompson St (bet Prince & Spring Sts). 212-966-0021. Wed: Sultry Jazz series; Sun: Brunch 11am-4pm feat Gabrielle Stravelli. LE POISSON ROUGE: 158 Bleecker St at Thompson St. 212-796-0741. Adm varies. Mar 10: 10:30pm Nir Felder. LITTLE BRANCH: 20 Leroy St at 7th Av S. 212-929-4360. METROPOLITAN ROOM: 34W 22nd St (bet. 5th & 6th Avs). 212-206-0440. Sets unless otherwise noted: Early (E) 7pm, Late (L) 9:30pm, Night (N) 11:30pm, 11pm Tues. Residency (R): Tues L Annie Ross. Mar 3: E marie-claire, L R; 11: E Vince Scuderi & Out of the Box Big Band, L R; 12: L Alberto Pizzo Trio; 13: E Hannah Gill, L Kristine Mills; 14: L Débora Watts w/Roger Davidson Trio; 15: E Jonathan Karrant; 18: E Lee Torchia, L R; 20: L Doug White Qnt; 21: E Maria Guida Qrt; 25: L R; 26: L Michael Feinberg; 28: L Perry Beekman; 29: 4pm John Minnock, L Samantha Carlson; 30: 4pm Diane Hoffman. MOSCOW 57: 168 1/2 Delancey St at Clinton St. 212-260-5775. NEIGHBORHOOD CHURCH: 269 Bleecker St (bet Jones & Cornelia Sts). 212-691-1770. See All Things Project. NEW SCHOOL: 66W 12th St. 212-229-5600. NEW YORK CITY BAHA’Í CENTER: 53E 11th St (bet Bway & University). 212-222-5159. Sets: 8& 9:30pm. $10/15 adm. Mar 4: Frank Perowsky Big Band; 11: Mike Longo & NY State of the Art Jazz Ens w/Ira Hawkins; 18: Makanda Project feat Craig Harris; 25: Russ Kassoff Orch feat Catherine Dupuis. NEW YORK UNIVERSITY: 35W 4th St 6th Fl. 212-998-4550. NORTH SQUARE: At Washington Square Hotel. 103 Waverly Pl at McDougal. 212-254-1200. Sun: 12:30-3pm free adm Jazz Brunch. Mar 2: Kelley Suttenfield Trio; 9: Frank Senior Trio; 16: Roz Corral Trio; 23: Roz Corral Trio w/Roni Ben-Hur & Paul Gill; 30: Roz Corral Trio w/Paul Meyers & Paul Gill. NUYORICAN POETS CAFÉ: 236E 3rd St (bet Avs B & C). 9pm sets unless otherwise noted. Adm varies. Thurs: Latin Jazz; 1st Sat: Puddin’ Jazz series + Jam. Mar 1: 9:30pm $15 adm Lady feat Linda


Hudson, Adi Meyerson, Kathleen Doran, Josephine Morena Cuevas w/Carolyn Holmes, Noel Simon' Wippler & Lia Chang; 6: Annette A. Aguilar Qnt. ONE IF BY LAND, TWO IF BY SEA: 17 Barrow St (bet 7th Av & W4th St). 212-2558649. Tues&Thurs 611pm, Sun 11:30am-3pm: Ryo Sasaki & Nial Djuliarso Duo. PIERRE LOTI: 258W 15th St (bet 7th & 8th Avs). 212-6455684. ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL: 196 Allen St (bet Houston & Stanton Sts). 212-477-4155. Mar 23: Nicole Zuraitis; 24: 11pm Arthur Vint & Associates. SMALLS JAZZ CLUB: 183W 10th St at 7th Av. 212-252-5091. Sets unless otherwise noted: Afternoon (PM), Early (E), Late (L), Night (N); Mon E 7:30pm, L 10pm, N 12:30am; Tues E 7:30pm, L 10:30pm, N 1am; Wed-Thurs E 6pm, L 9:30pm, N 12:30am; Fri-Sat: PM 4pm, E 7:30pm, L 10:30pm, N 1am; Sun 1pm, PM 4:30pm, E 7:30pm, L 10pm, N 12am. Jam following N. Adm varies. Residencies (R): Mon L Ari Hoenig Qnt, N Spencer Murphy; Tues E except 03/11 Spike Wilner Trio, L except 03/11&25 Smalls Legacy Little Big Band, N Next Generation Sessions by Kyle Poole; Wed E Tap Dance w/Michela Lerman; Fri-Sat PM Jam; Sun 1pm Vocal masterclass by Marion Cowings, L Johnny O'Neal. Mar 1: PM R, E Richie Vitale Qnt, L Rick Germanson Qrt feat Eddie Henderson, N tba; 2: 1pm R, PM Siren's Den by Rebecca Quinn Robertson, E Lezlie Harrison, L R, N Dmitry Baevsky Qrt; 3: E Uri Caine Trio, L&N R; 4: R; 5: E R, L Peter Bernstein Qrt, N Jon Beshay Qrt; 6: E Dwayne Clemons Qnt, L Peter Bernstein Qrt, N Emmet Cohen Trio; 7: PM R, E New York Standards Qrt, L Rob Scheps Core-tet, N Anthony Wonsey Trio; 8: PM R, E New York Standards Qrt, L Rob Scheps Core-tet, N tba; 9: 1pm R, PM Peter & Will Anderson Oct, E Ehud Asherie Trio, L R, N tba; 10: E TRI-FI, L&N R; 11: E Spike Wilner Trio, L Lucas Pino No Net Nnt, N R; 12: E R, L Brian Charette Trio, N Darryl Yokley & Sound Reformation; 13: E Alex Hoffman Gp, L Reeds Ramble feat Seamus Blake & Chris Cheek, N Carlos Abadie Qnt; 14: PM R, E Michael Kanan Trio, L Reeds Ramble feat Seamus Blake & Chris Cheek, N Jeremy Manasia Trio; 15: PM R, E Chris Byars Sxt, L Reeds Ramble feat Seamus Blake, N tba; 16: 1pm R, PM John Merrill Trio, E Bucky Pizzarelli & Ed Laub, L R, N Mike Bond Qnt; 17: E Glenn Zaleski Solo, L&N R; 18: R; 19: E R, L Harold Mabern Trio, N Jeremy “Bean” Clemons Qrt; 20: E Cory Weeds Qnt, L Gregg August Gp, N Nick Hempton Band; 21: E Hal Galper Trio, L Tim Green Qrt, N tba; 22: PM R, E Joel Press Qrt, L Tim Green Qrt, N R; 23: 1pm R, PM John Merrill Trio, E tba, L R, N The Flail; 24: E Dred Scott Trio, L&N R; 25: E R, L Josh Evans Big Band, N R; 26: E R, L Diego Urcola Sxt, N Christopher McBride Gp; 27: E tba, L Steve Davis Gp, N Carlos Abadie Qnt; 28: PM R, E Tardo Hammer Trio, L Steve Davis Gp, N Charles Ruggerio Gp; 29: PM R, E tba, L Steve Davis Gp, N tba; 30: 1pm R, PM Vladimir Katz Trio, E tba, L R, N Clovis Nicolas Gp; 31: E Freddie Bryant Solo, L&N R. SPECTRUM NYC: 121 Ludlow St 2nd Fl (bet Delancey & Rivington Sts). 212-533-5470. Mar 4: 9:30pm Canyons; 6: 7:30pm Russ Lossing, Billy Mintz & Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic; 11: 9:30pm Chris Pitsiokos; 17: 8:30pm Jazzfakers; 18: 9pm Joel Forrester.

The STONE: 2nd St at Av C. www.thestonenyc. com. Adm varies. Tues-Sun: 8&10pm weekly residencies. Mar 1-2: Ben Goldberg; 4-9: ICEstorm; 11-16: Chris Speed; 18-23: Surprise guest; 25-30: Jim Black. SUBCULTURE: 45 Bleeker St (bet Mott & Mulberry Sts). www.subculturenewyork. com. 646-504-6512. Mar 17: 7:30pm Sean Chen & Dan Tepfer; 29: 10pm Ben Tyree Trio; 31: 7:30pm Emilio Teubal Ens. TRIBECA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 199 Chambers St. 212-220-1460. Mar 6: 8pm $45/40 adm Highlights in Jazz series Salute to Ken Peplowski feat Bucky Pizzarelli, Houston Person, Derek Smith, Nicki Parrott, Chuck Redd & Guest of Honor Ken Peplowski. TURNMILL: 119E 27th St (bet Park & Lexington Avs). 646524-6060. Wed: 11pm Jam w/Rob Duguay & Low Key Trio. UNIVERSITY OF THE STREETS: 130E 7th St at Ave A 2nd Fl. 212-254-9300. www.uni $5 adm. Fri: 11:30pm Jam w/Bernard Linnette; Sat: 10pm Jam w/Rob Anderson. VILLAGE VANGUARD: 178 7th Av S at 11th St. 212-255-4037. Sets: 8:30&10:30pm. Adm: Mon-Thurs $25/1 drink min. Residency (R): Mon except 03/3 Vanguard Jazz Orch. Mar 1-2: Branford Marsalis Qrt; 3: Branford Marsalis & friends; 4-9: Barry Harris Trio; 10: R; 11-16: Al Foster Qrt; 17: R; 18-23: Bill Frisell & Beautiful Dreamers w/spec guests Thomas Morgan 04/20-22, Greg Osby 03/21-22, Jason Moran 03/23; 24: R; 25-30: Heath Bros. WAYLAND: 700 E 9th St at Av C. 212-777-7022. Sets: 9-11:30pm. Free adm. Wed&Sun. WALKER’S: 16N Moore St at Varick. 212-9410142. Sun: 8-11pm Peter Leitch Duo. WESTBETH COMMUNITY ROOM: 55 Bethune St (bet West & Washington Sts). 646-691-4330. Mar 15: Jazz Cabaret Open Mic. WHY NOT JAZZ ROOM: 14 Christopher St at Gay St. 646-756-4145. Mar 9: Jay Clayton & Different Voices. ZEB’S: 223W 28th St (bet 7th & 8th Avs). 2nd Fl. 212-6958081. Wed: 8pm $10 adm Saul Rubin Trio w/vocalist guest + Jam. Mar 21: Marianne Solivan. ZINC BAR: 82W 3rd St (bet Thompson & Sullivan). 212-477-8337. Sets: Early set 7pm + 9,11pm&12:30am, Mon 2am. Adm varies. Residencies: Mon 11pm Ron Affif Trio; Tues Late Night Evolution Jam w/Orrin Evans; Wed Midnight Jam w/Philip Harper; Thurs E Singers Jam + Roman Diaz Midnight Rumba; Fri African Jazz; Sat 8pm Misha Piatigorsky Trio + Marianni & Bossa Groove; Sun Tango w/Solla Tango Qrt & Milonga. Mar 7,12,19&26: Lady Got Chops fest feat 03/7: Aziza Miller, Deborah Debbe Cole, Portia Rolle, Kit McClure, Kim Clarke; 03/12: Whitney Marchelle Trio w/Roberta Piket; 03/19: Ms. Blu™; 03/26: Jane Getter & Sheryl Bailey Guitar Heroines Project; 11: Dave Chamberlain & Band of Bones w/guest Hendrik Meurkens; 24: Marianne Solivan; 31: Mary Foster Conklin.

BROOKLYN 61 LOCAL: 61 Bergen St in Cobble Hill. Brooklyn. 347-763-6624. Mar 2: 6pm $10 adm Snug’s concert series feat Brandon Seabrook Solo. BAMCAFÉ: 30 Lafayette Av. Brooklyn. 718-

4100. Mar 7: Marika Hughes & Bottom Heavy; 29: 9pm New Cookers. BAR TABAC: 128 Smith St at Dean St. Cobble Hill. 718-923-0918. Tues&Thurs 7:30-10pm; Sun: Brunch 1-4pm + 7pm; Tues: Blue Vipers of Brooklyn; Thurs: Stephane Wrembel; Sun: Brunch w/Lipbone. BARBÈS: 376 9th St (corner of 6th Av). Park Slope. 718-9659177. Residencies: Mon 7pm Brain Cloud; Tues 9pm Slavic Soul Party; Wed 10pm Mandingo Ambassadors; Sun 9pm Stephane Wrembel. Mar 4: 9pm Matt Pavolka & Horns Band; 7: 8pm Ben Holmes Qrt; 20: 7pm The Flail, 8pm Andy Statman; 22: Revolutionary Snake Ens; 23: 7pm Couple Coffee; 26: 8pm Tyler Blanton BASIK BAR: 323 Graham Av. Brooklyn. 347889-7597. Sun 710pm: Jam w/Isaac Darche Qrt feat Matt La Von. BRIC ARTS: 647 Fulton St. Brooklyn. 718-6835600. Mar 16: 7:30pm Harriet Tubman & Cassandra Wilson. BROOKLYN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS: At Brooklyn College. Campus Rd & Hillel Pl. 718-951-4500. Mar 29: 8pm $40/30 adm Monty Alexander & Harlem-Kingston Express. BROOKLYN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC: 58 7th Av. Park Slope. 718622-3300. 1st Fri: 7pm $5 adm Open Stage. Mar 7&9: Brooklyn Brass fest feat: 03/7 7:30&9pm Steve Turre Qnt; 03/9: 3pm Dave Taylor Solo; 22: 8pm $10 adm Connection Works presents Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open series feat Daniel Kelly & Rakonto + Rob Garcia & SoapBox w/Jean Rohe. BROOKLYN LYCEUM: 227 Fourth Av (bet President & Union Sts). Park Slope. BROWNSTONE JAZZ: 107 Macon St at Nostrand Av. Brooklyn. 917-704-9237. Fri-Sat: 8pm $30 adm incl 1 drink Brownstone Jazz. Fri-Sat: 11pm-1am Open Mic w/Eric Lemon & BJ Ens. BROWNSVILLE HERITAGE HOUSE: 581 Mother Gaston Blvd. Brooklyn. 718-3851111. 3rd Sat: 3-6pm free adm Wade Barnes Tribute Band. CENTRAL BROOKLYN JAZZ CONSORTIUM: 718-773-2252 x103. www.centralbrooklynjazzconsortium. org. Mar 28-Apr 30: Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium Jazz fest. CHEZ OSKAR: 211 Dekalb Av at Adelphie St. Fort Green. 718-8526250. Mon&Wed: 8-11pm free adm. Mon: Blue Vipers of Brooklyn; Wed: Sarah King & Smoke Rings. The CLASSON: 807 Classon Av. 718-4844475. Sets: 8pm/free adm. Mar 7: Gilad Hekselman; 8: Sofia Tosello; 13: Greg Lewis & Organ Monk. CUBANA SOCIAL: 70 N 6th St. Williamsburg. Brooklyn. 718-7823334. Thurs&Fri: 9pm-12am. The DRAWING ROOM: 56 Willoughby St #3. Brooklyn. Sets: 7pm/$20 adm. Mar 16: Gene Bertoncini; 30: Lena Bloch Qrt. EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH: 279 Lafayette Av at Washington Av. Brooklyn. 718-622-1107. Mar 30: 3-5pm Jazz Vespers feat The Swingmachine w/Jazzmeia Horn. continued on page 36


S P O T L CORINA BARTRA SOMETHIN' JAZZ CLUB / MARCH 6 Vocalist Corina Bartra's musical fluency combines the Criolla harmonies and rhythms of her native Peru with jazz and world music. Whether performing with an orchestra or a quartet, Bartra finds her groove and builds a sound that is all her own. Bartra's emotional delivery and unfettered quality have been met with acclaim with the New York Daily News and All About Jazz singing her praises. Alongside grants from the American Embassy and the Carnegie Foundation, Bartra has aimed her sights on expanding Afro-Peruvian jazz in the United States, securing its presence for years to come. At Somethin', saxophonist Math Stackler, guitarist Billy Newman, pianist Dan Kaufman, bassist Uri Klainman and percussionist Perico Diaz will join Bartra on tunes that span her entire catalog. EW CYNTHIA SAYER JOE'S PUB / MARCH 7 A decade in Woody Allen's New Orleans Jazz Band increased Cynthia Sayer's public exposure. But it's the four-string banjo player's work as a leader that has expanded her style and her reputation as a formidable jazz musician. It doesn't hurt that she is also an appealing singer in the mainstream tradition, with more than a wink of humor and irreverence in her approach. One of last year's delights was Sayer's CD Joyride (cyn, wherein she ventures beyond the usual circumscribed banjo role to feature it as a blues, tango and swing instrument, as well as a credible ballad limner. She'll be front and center at this gig, billed as The Banjo Show, with Dennis Lichtman, clarinet and fiddle; Jared Engel, bass and Larry Eagle, drums. GK AL FOSTER VILLAGE VANGUARD / MARCH 11-16 Considered one of the most versatile and in-demand drummers today, Al Foster is well into his sixth decade as a professional. Foster made his recording debut at 16 with Blue Mitchell. Heard in 1969 by Miles Davis, the trumpeter recruited Foster for his band where he would spend the next 13 years touring and recording. Foster's versatile chops have been utilized by numerous greats including McCoy Tyner, Wayne Shorter, Bill Evans, Stan Getz, Horace Silver and Dexter Gordon, to name just a few. By 1997, the drummer was leading his own group on a regular basis and made his first CD as a leader, Brandyn, which also showcased his skills as a composer. His current quartet includes saxophonist Dayna Stephens, pianist Adam Birnbaum and bassist Doug Weiss. KD AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE JAZZ STANDARD / MARCH 13-16 Quirky originality may be valued among jazz legends, but Thelonious Monk probably couldn't win the international competition named in his honor—at least not until 2007, when Ambrose Akinmusire not only won it, but went on to win a prestigious International Jazz Trumpet Solo competition. Akinmusire is not afraid to expand and even ignore the usual parameters of trumpet playing in fashioning compelling, clichÊfree solos that can range from mellow to clamorous, pinched and squeezed to clarion. Since signing with Blue Note three years ago he has expanded his vision as a composer and leader. At this gig the Ambrose Akinmusire Project, his working quintet plus guitarist Charles Altura and vocalist Theo Bleckmann, will be previewing his new CD, the imagined savior is far easier to paint. GK MARIA SCHNEIDER JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER / MARCH 14-15 Duke Ellington's highest praise was to describe something as "beyond category." His words come to mind on the heels of composer/conductor/arranger Maria Schneider winning three 2014 Grammys in Classical categories for her latest recording, Winter Morning Walks (ArtistShare). However, garnering a new armload of awards to decorate her already crowded mantel is not a sign that Schneider is turning her back on her musical roots. Listeners will have a chance to hear that for themselves when she brings her 17-piece jazz orchestra into the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. In the two decades since she released her first big band/orchestra recording, Schneider has consistently attracted some of the top players in jazz and crafts her material to spotlight each individual's talents and skills. EK

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L I G H T BRIAN LANDRUS 92Y / MARCH 14 Primarily a baritone saxophonist, Brian Landrus uses all the low octave woodwinds in his arsenal for this set, on the first day of the annual 92Y Soul Jazz Festival, where he is also artistic director. He'll open for DJ Logic and Joey DeFrancesco's All Stars. The 35-year-old straddles the fence evenly between mainstream and progressive jazz. After earning Master's degrees in both composition and saxophone from the New England Conservatory, Landrus stormed onto the NYC scene. His band, Kaleidoscope, a high level electric quartet melded with a string ensemble, can be heard on Capsule and the recent Mirage (BlueLand). Conducted by Ryan Truesdell, it features guitarist Nir Felder, keyboardist Leo Genovese and bassist Lonnie Plaxico, while the acoustic instrumentalists include notables like violinist Sara Caswell and cellist Jody Redhage. MGN GARY PEACOCK BIRDLAND / MARCH 18-22 Bassist Gary Peacock's steadfast expression beautifully adheres to any musical situation he finds himself in. Cutting his teeth in the trios of saxophonist Albert Ayler and pianist Bill Evans, Peacock's melodic sprints and harmonic dashes underline a musician who is ready, willing and able to juggle the many responsibilities of the modern jazz bassist. For the past 30 years, Peacock has been a member of pianist Keith Jarrett's Standards Trio alongside drummer Jack DeJohnette, becoming one of the most premier and longstanding jazz trios. Their most recent release, 2013's Somewhere, showcases standards written by everyone from Miles Davis to Leonard Bernstein. For his shows at Birdland, Peacock has rounded out his Now This trio with drummer Joey Baron and pianist Marc Copland. EW RUSS KASSOFF SAINT PETER'S CHURCH / MARCH 19 One of the jazz world's underrated gems, pianist, composer and arranger Russ Kassoff has long served as back up to some of music's most renowned figures including Frank Sinatra and Liza Minnelli. However, when left to his own devices as a bandleader, Kassoff proves to be a delightfully chameleonic figure whose performances and compositions might evoke anything from classic stride form to a contemplative piano touch reminiscent of Keith Jarrett. Kassoff's 17-piece big band offers a perfect vehicle for his broad musical vision and its performances can include repertoire ranging from originals to Ellington to even arrangements of Tori Amos. Vocalist Catherine Dupuis, a longtime collaborator of Kassoff, joins as a special guest in what is a must-see event for any big band aficionado. You can also hear them at NYC Baha’í Center Feb. 25. SH STEVEN BERNSTEIN DIZZY'S CLUB COCA-COLA / MARCH 23 Steven Bernstein's stunning command of the trumpet beautifully anchors the melody and remains aggressive without overwhelming the song at hand. Whether leading his own groups or working as a hired gun with the likes of pianist Carla Bley and drummer Bobby Previte, Bernstein carefully walks the line between unrelenting sonic mania and controlled calm. Bernstein's musical output is that of the consummate musician with projects that include jazz groups, television/movie scoring, pop arranging, and composing for theatrical productions. Bernstein will bring his Diaspora Soul, an R&B and AfroCuban influenced group that performs arrangements of traditional Jewish cantorials and popular songs, to Dizzy's as part of the Town Hall Newish Jewish Music Festival dedicated to Jewish and Israeli traditions found in contemporary music. EW ANAT FORT CORNELIA STREET CAFÉ / MARCH 26 A native of Israel, pianist Anat Fort was initially taught classical music but her love of improvisation drew her to the U.S. to study jazz at William Paterson University and, eventually, with piano master Paul Bley. Fort draws from many stylistic influences as a performer and composer, equally at home playing introspective ballads and adding unexpected accents into her compelling works. Although she has been on the New York jazz scene for more than a decade, Fort has recorded infrequently; but her releases have earned critical praise, particularly her adventurous ECM CD A Long Story, which features the late drummer Paul Motian, the eclectic clarinetist Perry Robinson and bassist Ed Schuller. Fort will be accompanied by her longtime bassist Gary Wang and veteran drummer Matt Wilson at Cornelia Street. KD

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NEW JERSEY JAZZ Gary Walker, “Morning Jazz Host”, WBGO, 88.3 FM/ DAVID HAZELTINE BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH / MARCH 1 David Hazeltine has seen wide horizons as a pianist in jazz, from his early years in Milwaukee at the Jazz Gallery, playing alongside Sonny Stitt, Eddie Harris and Chet Baker, to his two decades in Manhattan, where he's been featured with Louis Hayes, Jon Faddis, Ernestine Anderson and Marlena Shaw. Hazeltine is an integral part of the collective One For All and has made 25 recordings as a leader, focusing on his own material as well as tributes to Bill Evans, Horace Silver and Bud Powell. Cedar Walton once said, "David's style has a deep commitment to jazz history while communicating a wealth of today's ideas." Joined by Nat Reeves on bass and Billy Drummond on drums they will be featuring standards and originals and, as Hazeltine says, "swinging as much as humanly possible!" ANTOINETTE MONTAGUE DORTHAAN'S PLACE / MARCH 23 Jazz Times once wrote of singer Antoinette Montague, "Jazz players love to accompany a genuine jazz singer and Antoinette is as real as they come; good range, phrasing and taste." Montague's father would often drop her off at the library in Newark to spend hours listening to Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington recordings. Later, encouragement from Etta Jones would help her develop into a performer featured in most New York and New Jersey clubs, fronting small groups and big bands. Montague's recorded efforts show clearly that she's comfortable with belting out a blues or whispering a love song. At this brunch-time concert, Montague will do a special salute to Etta Jones, Carrie Smith and Dionne Warwick, joined by pianist Danny Mixon, bassist Lisle Atkinson and drummer Bobby Sanabria. PAT METHENY COUNT BASIE THEATRE / MARCH 23 Guitarist Pat Metheny's versatility is almost without peer regardless of the instrument. From his early years with Gary Burton to his group recordings, to solo efforts and his one-man Orchestrion, Metheny has proven that he looks at the guitar as an open road. Last year he received his 20th Grammy and DownBeat readers voted him into its Hall of Fame—the youngest member, alongside Charlie Christian, Django Reinhardt and Wes Montgomery. In Red Bank, he'll feature music from his Unity Band’s brand-new recording Kin (Nonesuch) with Chris Potter on woodwinds, Ben Williams on bass, Antonio Sanchez on drums and newest member, Giulio Carmassi, on piano, trumpet, trombone, French horn, cello and voice. LIONEL LOUEKE UNION COUNTY PAC / MARCH 29 Lionel Loueke came from poor beginnings in the West African country of Benin. As a young student of guitar, when his strings broke, he replaced them with bicycle brake cables until he could afford to buy real strings. This persistence guided him to jazz after hearing a George Benson album. He studied in Paris and later attended the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz at USC. There, he played with faculty member Terence Blanchard and was eventually featured on Blanchard's CDs Bounce and Flow (Blue Note). Loueke went on to record with Herbie Hancock, Dianne Reeves, Wayne Shorter, Charlie Haden and Santana. On his own recordings, Loueke fuses traditional African music with modern jazz harmonies, unique vocal inflections and complex time signatures. In Rahway, Loueke will perform alongside bassist Michael Olatuja and drummer John Davis.


Hazeltine & Metheny photos by Jimmy Katz

NEW JERSEY BY COUNTY ATLANTIC SOMERS POINT JAZZ SOCIETY: 609-9276677. Mar 27: Jazz Standard Youth Orch dir by David O’Rourke. BERGEN BERGEN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 30 N Van Brunt St. Englewood. 201-227-1030. Mar 14: 8pm Cassandra Wilson. GLEN ROCK INN: 222 Rock Rd. Glen Rock. 201-445-2362. Thurs: 7pm Duos. HARVEST BISTRO: 252 Schraalenburgh Rd. Closter. 201-7509966. PUFFIN CULTURAL FORUM: 20 Puffin Way. Teaneck. 201836-8923. Mar 8: 8pm Amy London. SOLARI’S: 61 River St. Hackensack. 201-4871969. Ev 1st Tues: One More Once Big Band. STONY HILL INN: 231 Polifly Rd. Hackensack. 201342-4085. Ev other Sat: 8pm-12am Betty Liste Qrt. WATERSIDE: 7800 B River Rd. North Bergen. 201-861-0700. Sun: 12-3pm Jazz Brunch. BURLINGTON TRI-STATE JAZZ SOCIETY: PO Box 896. Mount Laurel. 856-7200232. ESSEX BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH: 275W Market St. Newark. 973623-8161. Mar 1: 6-7:30pm Jazz Vespers feat David Hazeltine & friends. CODA KITCHEN & BAR: 177 Maplewood Av. Maplewood. 973-327-2247. Sun: 12-3pm Jazz Brunch feat Lee Glantz. DORTHAAN’S PLACE: At Nico Kitchen + Bar in NJPAC. 1 Center St. Newark. 888-466-5722. Mar 23: 12pm $45/15 adm Jazz Brunch feat Antoinette Montague Qrt. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH: 40S Fullerton Ave. Montclair. 973-744-6560, Mar 2: 3-5pm $10 adm Spiritual Drumming Workshops by Richard Reiter. HAT CITY KITCHEN: 459 Valley St. Orange. 862-252-9147. Wed: 8pm Jam by Mike Lee. HIGHLAND PLACE/CRANE’S: 5 Highland Pl. Maplewood. 973-7633083. Tues: 7:30-10:30pm Jazz Tuesdays feat Greg Bufford Trio. IDEAL RESTAURANT & BAR: 219 Frelinghuysen Av. Newark. 973-824-9308. Mon: Jam w/Eugene Goldson; Thurs: 8pm. JAZZ HOUSE KIDS: 14 S Park St. Montclair. 973-744-2258 KEY CLUB: 58 Park Pl. Newark. 973-799-0306. Sun: 11am-3pm $20 adm. LUNA STAGE: 555 Valley Rd. West Orange. 973-395-5551. Mar 9: 7pm Eric Olsen & Lou Caimano. MCLOONE’S BOATHOUSE: 9 Cherry Ln at Northfield Av. West Orange. 862-252-7108. Sun: 10:30 am-3:30pm Jazz Brunch feat Doug Clarke Duo. MONTCLAIR WOMEN’S CLUB: 82 Union St. Montclair. 973-744-9552. Mar 7: 8pm Swinging With Simone feat Swingadelic.

NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 1 Center St. Newark. 888-466-5722. Mar 2: 7pm Jazz Meets Sports feat Christian McBride w/Bernie Williams & Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. PALAZZO RESTAURANT: 11 S Fullerton Av. Montclair. 973-7466778. Fri-Sat: 7-10:30pm. PAPILLON 25: 25 Valley St. South Orange. 973-761-5299. Mar 8: 10pm-1am free adm Maurício de Souza & Bossa Brasil® feat Dmitry Baevsky. PRIORY JAZZ CLUB: 233W Market St. Newark. 973-242-8012. Fri: 7-11pm. Mar 7&21: Lady Got Chop fest feat 03/7: Daille Kettrell Qnt w/Cynthia Holiday, Jackie Jones; 03/21: Daille Kettrell & Khamelion. PRIVATE PLACE LOUNGE: 29 S Center St. Orange. 973675-6620. Sun: 7:30-11:30pm. RUTGERS UNIVERSITY: Institute of Jazz Studies. 185 University Av. Newark. 973-353-5595. SOPAC: 1 SOPAC Way. South Orange. 973-3132787. Mar 14: 7pm Jazz in the LOFT feat Vince Ector Qrt; 25: 7:30pm Seton Hall University Faculty Jazz Ens. SUZYQUE’S BBQ & BAR: 34 S Valley Rd. West Orange. 973-7367899. Free adm. Tues: 7:30-10:30pm free adm John Lee Trio w/spec guests. TRUMPETS: 6 Depot Square. Montclair. 973744-2600. Closed Mon&Tues unless otherwise noted. Adm varies. Sets: unless otherwise noted 7:30&9pm, Fri-Sat 8&10pm, Sun Brunch 11:30am feat Enrico Granafei. Mar 1: Daniela Schaechter Trio; 2: Carrie Jackson; 6: Jam; 7: Elise Woods Qrt; 8: Anna Maria Mannarino Qnt; 9: 3-6pm Dalton Gang + 7:30pm Billy Clarion; 11: Once More Once Big Band; 13: Alberto Pizzo; 14: John Ehlis & friends; 15: Kate Baker Qnt; 16: Michael Treni Big Band; 20: Peter Furlan & Bergen Catholic High School Jazz Band; 21: Lula Valdivia & SAOCO; 22: Jeree Wade presents Singers' Serenade; 23: Abe Ovadia; 27: Rhonda Denet Qrt; 28: Hernan Romero Trio; 29: Kazzrie Jaxen Qrt; 30: 5&7pm William Farley. WBGO: 54 Park Pl. Newark. 973-624-8880. HUDSON CASA DANTE: 737 Newark Av. Jersey City. 201-795-2750. Fri: 6:30pm. LIBERTY HOUSE RESTAURANT: 82 Audrey Zapp Dr. Jersey City. 201-395-0300. Sun: 11:30am-2:30pm Jazz Brunch. LIGHT HORSE TAVERN: 199 Washington St. Jersey City. 201-946-2028. Sun: 6-10pm. MADAME CLAUDE: 364 1/2 4th St. Jersey City. 201876-8800. Thurs: 8pm Manouche Bag. 7-13 MOORE’S LOUNGE AKA BILL & RUTH’S: 189 Monticello Av. Jersey City. 201-3324309. Fri-Sat: 8:30pm free adm/no min Jam by Winard Harper & Rosalind Grant; 1st Sun: 6-10pm Winard Harper w/spec guests. NEW JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY: 2039 Kennedy Blvd. Jersey City. 201-200-2000. Mar 2: 3-5pm Joel Weiskopf Gp. MERCER CANDLELIGHT LOUNGE: 24 Passaic St. Trenton. 609-695-9612. Sat: 3:30-7:30pm free adm/$10 min.


PRINCETON JAZZ NIGHTS: 53 Clarke Ct. Princeton. Mar 28: Mike Longo Trio. PRINCETON UNIVERSITY: Princeton. 609258-4241. Mar 78: Princeton Jazz fest feat Rufus Reid. SALT CREEK GRILLE: At Forrestal Village. 1 Rockingham Row at Rte 1. Princeton. 609419-4200. Fri-Sat: 7-11pm. Mar 1: Jerry Topinka; 7: Keith Franklin; 8: Andy McDonough; 14: Mikey Jr.; 15: Jackie Jones; 21: Rainbow Fresh; 22: Paul Meyers; 28: 3D; 29: Tom Fuller. MIDDLESEX DESTINATION DOGS: 101 Paterson St. New Brunswick. 732993-1016. Free adm. 1st Fri: 9pm-12am New Brunswick Groove Fusion feat Matt Echols. HYATT HOTEL: 2 Albany St. New Brunswick. 732-8731234. Wed: 8-10:30pm. Mar 5: Teri Roiger Gp; 26: Patrice Jegou Gp. LA TAVOLA CUCINA RISTORANTE: 700 Old Bridge Tpke. South River. 732-238-2111. Thurs: 7:30pm Jam. MAKEDA: 338 George St. New Brunswick. 732545-5115. Thurs: 811pm free adm/$5 min. Mar 6: Akiko Tsuruga Qrt; 13: Virginia Mayhew Qrt; 20: Sylvia Cuenca Qrt; 27: Mimi Jones Qrt. NOVITA: 25 New St. Metuchen. 732-549-5306. Sets: Thurs: 6pm; FriSat 7pm. Thurs: Champian Fulton; Fri: Lou Watson; Sat: George Fitzsimmons. PJ’S COFFEE: 315 Raritan Av. Highland Park. 732-828-2323. Sun: 1-5pm Jazz Groove Jam. RUTGERS UNIVERSITY: 126 College Ave. New Brunswick. 732-4454636. STATE THEATRE: 15 Livingston Av. New Brunswick. 732-2467469. Mar 20: 8pm Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. STEAKHOUSE 85: 85 Church St. New Brunswick. 732247-8585. Fri-Sat 7-11pm. TUMULTY’S: 361 George St. New Brunswick. 732-545-6205. Tues: 8pm + 9:30pm Jam feat Emerging Artists Band. Mar 4: Jessica Ackerley Band; 11: Gabby Aron Band; 18: Arnetta Johnson Band; 25: Suzan Veneman Band. MONMOUTH COUNT BASIE THEATRE: 99 Monmouth St. Red Bank. 732842-9000. Mar 23: 7:30pm Pat Metheny Unity Gp. GIAMANO’S: 301 Main St. Bradley Beach. 732775-4275. Free adm/no min. HOTEL TIDES: 408 7th Av. Asbury Park. 732897-7744. Mar 2: Sandy Sasso; 9: Jane Finlay. LANGOSTA LOUNGE: 1000 Ocean Av. Asbury Park. 732-455-3275. Sat: 7-10pm Jazzbury feat Hammerheaded Qrt; Sun: 1-4pm Blue Skies Trio. MILL: At Spring Lake Heights. 101 Old Mill Rd. Spring Lake Heights. 732-448-1800. Mar 29: 8-11pm free adm Maurício de Souza & Bossa Brasil® feat Tatiana Lima. MORRIS BICKFORD THEATRE: 6 Normandy Heights


Rd. Morristown. 973-971-3706. Concerts 89:30pm. Mar 3: Shane Gang; 12: Big Bix Beiderbecke Bday Bash w/Dan Levinson Band feat Mike Davis, Josh Holcomb; 18: Peter & Will Anderson Trio; 24: New Jersey City University Jazz Ens w/Moonglowers. BIRCHWOOD MANOR: 111 N Jefferson Rd. Whippany. 973887-1414. Mar 2: 12-5pm Pee Wee Russell Memorial Stomp feat Dick Voigt Big Apple Jazz Band, David Ostwald & Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, Keith Ingham Qnt, Warren Vaché Qrt. DREW UNIVERSITY: 36 Madison Av. Madison. 908-273-7827. HIBISCUS RESTAURANT: 270 South St. Morristown. 973359-0200. Sets: Tues 6-9pm, Fri 7-10pm, Sun Brunch 12-3pm. MAXFIELD’S ON MAIN: 713 Main St. Booton. 973-588-3404. MAYO CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS: 100 South St. Morristown. 973-539-8008. Mar 15: 8pm New Jersey Ballet w/Jazz House Kids; 20: 8pm Spyro Gyra; 27: 8pm Keb' Mo'; 30: 3pm Bria Skonberg w/spec guest Tia Fuller. NEW JERSEY JAZZ SOCIETY: 800-303NJJS. SHANGHAI JAZZ: 24 Main St. Madison. 973822-2899. Free adm. Sets: Tues 6:30-8:30pm, Wed-Thurs 79:30pm, Fri-Sat 6:30&8:45pm. Closed Mon. Mar 1: Mark Peterson Qrt; 4,11,18&25: John Korba; 7: Jerry Vivino Qrt; 9: closed; 22: Dave Stryker Trio; 23: closed. OCEAN OCEAN COUNTY COLLEGE: College Dr. Toms River. 732-255-0500. $15/13 adm. Concerts: 89:30pm. Mar 5: Kevin Dorn Trio. PASSAIC BELLISSIMO’S: 1 Newark Pompton Tpke (Rte 23). Little Falls. 973-785-4225. Wed-Thurs: 6-10pm Lee Glantz. CORTINA RISTORANTE: 118 Bershire Av. Paterson. 973-942-1750. Wed: 6:30-10pm Joe Licari & Mark Shane Duo. WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY: 300 Pompton Rd. Wayne. 973720-2371. Mar 1: 8pm John Pizzarelli; 9: 4pm WP Jazz Orch w/Steve Nelson. SOMERSET WATCHUNG ARTS CENTER: 18 Stirling Rd. Watchung. 908-7530190. Mar 7: 8pm ImpresaRIO feat Rio Clemente & guests. UNION 16 PROSPECT WINE BAR & BISTRO: 16 Prospect St. Westfield. 908-232-7320. Free adm/no min. Thurs: 8-11pm Carrie Jackson & friends. Mar 30: 1:30-5pm Carrie Jackson feat Jazz, Art & Poetry. CROSSROADS: 78 North Av. Garwood. 908232-5666. Tues: 9pm free adm Jam w/Crossroads All Stars. FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH: 524 South St. New Providence. 908-464-5177. Mar 2: 8:30&11am Jazz service feat John Girvin w/Max Morden, Steve Turre, Carl Maraghi. MONDO: 426 Springfield Av. Summit. 908-301continued on page 40

TEMPTING TO PLAY THE SIX degrees of separation game while listenIingT'S to George Cables talk about his background. From Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Haynes, Art Blakey and Sonny Rollins to Tony Williams and Jeff "Tain" Watts, Cables says: "I've been fortunate and blessed to have had the chance to play with many people who shaped this music." Cables was saxophonist Dexter Gordon's pianist of choice for several years. "He's my musical father. I remember him talking about Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins and John Coltrane," Cables recalls. "Dexter was there to give music lessons, not verbally but by example, about what he looked for and advised people to look for if they wanted to grow." In 2006, Cables released the CD A Letter to Dexter, to pay tribute to his mentor and friend. On Cables' new recording, Icons & Influences (HighNote), he salutes other friends, colleagues and players who inspired him. In planning for the recording, he says, he went right to Duke Ellington, for whom he used to rehearse vocalists. "Ellington is someone who embodies this music. Just his concept, 'It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing,' certainly influenced me. It doesn't have to be swing, but there has to be a groove, a root." In addition to Ellington's "Come Sunday," the new CD includes Dave Brubeck's homage "The Duke" as a way to recognize multiple greats with one tune.

Brubeck's Take Five was one of the first jazz records Cables owned and he admired Miles Davis' version of "The Duke" from the Gil Evans-arranged recording Miles Ahead. "The new CD is about honoring people who have meant a lot to me," says Cables, who wrote the piece "Cedar Walton" in memory of that pianist who died in 2013. "Cedar was a big part of my music life." During his early jazz years, Cables recalls standing behind Walton at Club Ruby in Queens, listening, watching and learning. "I admired Cedar and his music; I felt kinship with him. He just wanted to be a good band member, a good player," a concept that resonated with Cables and became his goal. "Farewell Mulgrew" is dedicated to Mulgrew Miller, another pianist the jazz world lost last year. "I remember him when he was young and skinny," Cables says with a laugh. "He was serious and soulful, but also had a great sense of humor." Trumpeter Woody Shaw, a former band mate of both Miller and Cables, would often talk about Mulgrew, Cables says. "Woody had an eye for people who were special." Several compositions on the CD were written by some of the iconic musicians Cables played with over the years, including vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson's "Little B's Poem." "He's been a strong influence and he has recorded a lot of my music," Cables says. "Our spirits match: Bobby's a great musician; he's a partner and a teacher to play with." Saxophonist Joe Henderson's theme song, "Isotope" is included, as is "Blue Heart" by Benny Golson. Cables found the music on yellowed paper in a drawer. "I don't think I ever played it," he says. "I like to end a CD with something quiet, so when it's over and there's silence you can stop and be with yourself. That's 'Blue Heart,' a little something to take along after the music has stopped." Besides honoring his forbears and colleagues, in his daily life Cables is excited about and supportive of younger players, many of whom he meets while teaching at The New School. "I'm involved with young people at school and in workshops; I like to hear them and interact with them. It's important to have that connection—that's our foundation, but it can always move along." While Cables doesn't hit the clubs as often as he used to, he listens to a lot of new CDs, citing recent works by Gerald Clayton and Robert Glasper as among those that have caught his ear. And each summer for the past three decades, Cables has enjoyed going to Jazz Port Townsend. "I get to play with a bunch of people there, like Matt Wilson and Anat Cohen—she's a force of nature! I have such a great time!" Although Cables celebrates his 70th birthday later this year, in his spirit and continued on page 36 Cables photo by Alan Nahigian


BUSTER WILLIAMS Living in the Realm of Danger By Ken Franckling

O BUSTER WILLIAMS, PLAYING jazz is the fine art of living dangerousT ly. "From the first note that I play, I am living in the realm of danger. It is a danger that I am willing to venture into—and I need it; I need that danger," the bassist says. "Jazz is a conversation. When you are listening to something astonishing from another player, you react. 'Oh yeah.' 'Oh man.' 'What was that?' What I am playing are those expressions, also. It makes you come up with something maybe more brilliant than you would have done if you weren't listening so well." Williams has been living on that musical edge most frequently with his own band, Something More. He formed the quartet in 1990 after working for more than 30 years as a sideman to many of the greatest names in jazz. He brings his Something More quartet to Smoke this month with pianist Eric Reed, drummer Lenny White and alto saxophonist Bruce Williams. Something More's roster changes from gig to gig and tour to tour, depending on musician availability and geography. For example, for last month's Portland Jazz Festival, Williams used pianist George Colligan, drummer Cindy BlackmanSantana and saxophonist Bennie Maupin, as well as trombonist Julian Priester, with whom he hadn't worked since they were part of Herbie Hancock's Mwandishi band in the late 1960s and early 1970s. (Maupin was also a Mwandishi band member.) The talent pool that Williams draws from also

includes pianists Danny Grissett, Brandon McCune and Patrice Rushen, drummer Joey Baron, saxophonists Mark Gross and Steve Wilson and vibes player Stefon Harris. "Everyone that I call on, all of these different choices that I have, they are all bringing something new to the table all the time," Williams says. "I never have to worry about complacency or being bored or not having something to say. All of them are advancing. No one is about looking back, but looking forward. Because of the way they play, because of their ability to listen and because of their great contribution, they make the band great. That's more important to me than anything." Something More was an album Williams made for Germany's In+Out Records in 1987 with Hancock, saxophonist Wayne Shorter, drummer Al Foster and trumpeter Shunzo Ohno. "Usually, with all of the time it takes to make a record, I don't necessarily want to hear it again. But this time, I really enjoyed this record every time I listened to it. More than that, I enjoyed the music that I wrote," Williams said. "I found that I could be happy playing this music night after night. So I put a band together and my European promoter booked a tour. We started working and working and working. I called the band Something More. The title was open ended. It didn't pigeonhole the band. It served as an expression of my concept of music. I always want it to be something more than it was before, not just something different. What it gives to the listener should be something more." The band is special, Williams says, because of its very nature. "As much as I am a participant, I am even more excited by what these people do. I'll look at them and say 'How did they think of that?' These guys are just brilliant. It's my greatest honor to be up on the bandstand with people who are really letting their gray matter run free, people who don't seem to be limited in their creativity, in their ability to come up with something that has never been done before. The feeling that I get is just amazing. I can't think of anything more fulfilling." Williams, who has one of the most distinctive tones among jazz bassists, will turn 72 on April 7. The long list of jazz giants he has played with includes Gene Ammons, with whom he went on the road at 17, as well as Art Blakey, Chet Baker, Betty Carter, Chick Corea, Miles Davis, continued on page 36


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Lena Bloch, The Drawing Room

From Russia with love (of jazz) Moscow-born tenor saxophonist Lena Bloch studied classical piano, guitar and opera singing from early childhood, but changed directions after her brother gave her a John Coltrane record. "I didn't know jazz could be like this," she says. "I thought it was Benny Goodman all the time. I didn't know there could be this depth of feeling, that it could be so sincere, like a person talking to himself. It just killed me. I thought, 'I want to be like this.'" Bloch taught herself to play saxophone which, she said, was a big disaster in the family. "They didn't oppose me playing the instrument, but they didn't want this noise: I was terrible!" She studied music in Israel, Germany, Canada and the U.S., learning from masters like Yusef Lateef and inspired by Lee Konitz, Warne Marsh and Lenny Tristano. Bloch, who moved to Brooklyn in 2008, gave up singing soon after picking up the sax: "To sing in public, one has to sound outstanding, like an instrument." But she still likes to learn the words of the tunes she plays. "To know lyrics helps in executing the melody; it helps make variations in the melody in a more organic way," she says. After years of gigging with players like Dave Douglas, Joe Lovano, Ted Brown and Connie Crothers, Bloch has just released her debut recording as a leader, Feathery (13th Note), with bassist Cameron Brown, drummer Billy Mintz and guitarist Dave Miller. "It happened all at once; I found all the right people," she says. Bloch and her quartet will feature tunes from Feathery at the Salmagundi Club on March 18 and at the Drawing Room on March 30. Citizen of the world Throughout her career, global events have inspired pianist/composer Toshiko Akiyoshi's writing. "I consider myself a member of society; I'm aware and concerned about what happens," the NEA Jazz Master and 14-time Grammy nominee says. Akiyoshi "started to think of writing

as stories about social issues, political issues. I wanted to have more colors, like a painter, so I wanted to have a larger ensemble." She fronted a big band for 30 years, performing major pieces such as the Minamata suite and Hiroshima—Rising from the Abyss, but there was a downside: Akiyoshi didn't play much and hardly ever soloed. "A jazz player is happiest when soloing. One night a young lady came up to me and said, 'Do you play piano?'" Around the same time, after a solo piano gig at the Kennedy Center, Akiyoshi realized, "I felt comfortable. This is what I'd like to do; I have one hundred percent control. I can't blame anyone—if things don't go well, blame me." She disbanded her orchestra in favor of solo, trio and, occasionally, quartet gigs with her husband, saxophonist Lew Tabackin. "He has to compromise, in a sense, for us to play together," the pianist says. "I'm not a very good accompanist, so Lew will suffer." When Akiyoshi's quartet with Tabackin plays Dizzy's Club CocaCola March 25-26, expect to hear standards and originals such as her signature piece, "Long Yellow Road." And, Akiyoshi says, "Lew always likes to play 'Farewell to Mingus.' He plays it so beautifully." Her orchestral pieces don't lend themselves to the smaller bands, but she always plays the last portion of Hiroshima, "Hope," to close every gig. "That's my little statement that someday maybe we won't be fighting each other. It probably won't happen in my life, but we can hope."

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Voice like a Horn To say vocalist Jazzmeia Horn comes from a musical family is an understatement. The Dallas native lists three generations of extended family, ticking off who plays what, finishing with: "and everybody sings." Horn joined the church choir from age three and later played drums, piano and trumpet in school: "Anything I could get my hands on in a public school, I was there. I knew music was my destiny ever since I can remember, but I didn't know my continued on next page

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voice would be my instrument," she says. "I never realized you could be a musician as a living—get paid!—'til I started singing with the school show choir around Dallas." Moving to New York to attend The New School was a humbling experience. "I didn't expect to come in and get work right away; I thought there would be a struggle. I was in demand at home, but there are so many great singers here you really have to work—it takes time, work, discipline and determination." In 2012, Horn received the Rising Star Award in the Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition and, in 2013, landed first place honors. "It was a great experience; I got to meet people like Al Jarreau and Gretchen Parlato, and Janis Siegel from the Manhattan Transfer. I never thought I'd get to meet people like that, talk to them and sing for them." A few years back, Horn met bassist Kim Clarke. "I love the way Kim plays," the vocalist says, "she's one of the first female musicians I met in New York and she inspired me." Since then, Horn has become a regular performer at the annual Lady Got Chops Festival, which Clarke produces. This year, she'll sing at the BeanRunner Café in Peekskill NY, March 28; Horn also appears every Wednesday at Ginny's Supper Club. Events for the 12th annual Lady Got Chops Festival take place all month long in a dozen venues; check out l for the full schedule.

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Something to celebrate Erica Von Kleist plays alto, flute and clarinet and Charenee Wade sings at Jazz Standard March 12, as Rufus Reid celebrates the release of Quiet Pride: The Elizabeth Catlett Project (Motéma) … Baritone saxophonist Lauren Sevian joins PJ Rasmussen on Another Adventure (Third Freedom), the CD release gig is at ShapeShifter Lab March 14 … Flutist Elena Pinderhughes, cellist Maria Bella Jeffers, violist Kallie Ciechomski and singer Becca Stevens join Ambrose Akinmusire on the imagined savior is far easier to paint (Blue Note); the CD release gig is March 13-16 at Jazz Standard … Pianist Ayako Shirasaki celebrates the release of Some Other Time (JMR) at Jazz at Kitano March 27; Noriko Ueda joins her on bass … Trombonist/vocalist Natalie Cressman celebrates the release of Turn the Sea (Cressman Music) at Joe's Pub March 30.


Living music Pianist Linda Presgrave focuses on female composers at Somethin' March 1; Presgrave's back at Somethin' March 21 with Ladies Day: bassist Iris Ornig, drummer Barbara Merjan and singer MJ Territo … Pianist Chantale Gagne plays Horace Silver at Jazz at Kitano March 1 … Jeanne Geis sings and Howard Alden plays guitar at Vareli March 1, 15 and 29 … Catch pianist Myra Melford at The Stone March 2 … Karrin Allyson sings and Anat Cohen plays clarinet and soprano at Jazz Standard March 4-8 with Newport Jazz Festival: Now 60 … Bassist Nicki Parrott joins in the Salute to Ken Peplowski at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center March 6, part of the long-running Highlights in Jazz series … Trumpeter Bria Skonberg appears at Baruch College March 6 … Jamie Baum plays flute with Richie Beirach at Kitano March 7 … Cellist Marika Hughes and Bottom Heavy appear at BAM Café March 7; Hughes and singer Fay Victor play the 55 Bar March 27 … Keyboardist Mala Waldron plays the BeanRunner Café in Peekskill on March 8, part of the Lady Got Chops Festival … Amy London sings material by female composers at the Puffin in Teaneck March 8 (rescheduled from Jan. 25) … Guitar goddess Sheryl Bailey's quartet plays Fat Cat March 9 … Catch drummer Allison Miller and Boom Tic Boom at Kitano March 13 … Esperanza Spalding plays bass at 92Y March 15; Brian Landrus and Kaleidoscope, with cellist Jody Redhage, violist Judith Insell and violinist Joyce Hammann share the bill … Euphoria, with flutist Mayu Saeki, celebrates the music of Chico Hamilton at Drom March 16 … Anat Fort plays piano at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola March 21 and at the Cornelia Street Café March 26 … Roseanna Vitro sings the Great American Composers with pianist Mark Soskin at Kitano March 29 … Diane Hoffman sings at the Metropolitan Room March 30. Recent releases Discover pianist Leslie Pintchik In the Nature of Things (PintchHard) … Singer Beata Pater is a Golden Lady (B&B) … Vocalist Shaynee Rainbolt and pianist Donn Trenner are Two for the Road … Singer Janice Borla makes Promises to Burn (Tall Grass) … Vocalist Libby York's new release is a Memoir … Check out Kat and Moon in Manna-hata (NCB) from flutist Yael Archer, a.k.a. Kat Modiano … Vocalists Diana Krall, Carmen Lundy and others present 15 Shades of Blue Jazz (Justin Time) … Violinist Sonya Robinson knows how to Whistle … Pixel's We Are All Small Pixels (Cuneiform) features Ellen Andrea Wang on bass and vocals … Singer Carmen Cuesta's new one is Toda Una Vida continued on page 36

HOT FLASHES By Seton Hawkins Musician/Booker's Corner "To me, A Love Supreme is the most potent sonic work of art that I've ever experienced," explains pianist Noah Baerman. "And I have a hard time believing that Coltrane could have created something that potent if it were just a bunch of tunes that he put on a record." Indeed, for Baerman, music has always been deeply intertwined in a reciprocal relationship with broader issues both in society and in personal development. As the Artistic Director of Resonant Motion, Inc., Baerman has committed his artistic and creative energies toward leading this unique not-for-profit group dedicated to "exploring and promoting the intersection of music and positive change." Baerman's long-held view was certainly reinforced throughout his musical upbringing as a student at Hartford's Artists Collective, a musician-run and socially engaged organization founded and headed by Jackie McLean. Baerman was fortunate to enjoy, from the beginning, a variety of key mentors who recognized the position of their work within broader social contexts. Later, Baerman studied with Kenny Barron, whose humility proved inspirational to the young pianist. "Kenny is one of the humblest human beings I've ever met," he notes. "He really believes he's blessed to do what he does and he doesn't believe that what he does makes him any more important than the janitor who sweeps up the building. Studying with him reinforced for me that having a sense of humility and dignity and having a broader sense of humanity was part of the gig." As Baerman's career has progressed, his insistence on ensuring personal development and social good through music has endured. Indeed, many of his projects explicitly tie themselves to causes, such as his 2002 album Patch Kit, which was recorded to benefit the Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation and to raise awareness of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. While he was pleased with the fundraising and awareness raising success of the project, Baerman found himself struck by an unintended outcome. "What I was not expecting when I recorded Patch Kit was how it resonated with people impacted by those issues, whether they were dealing directly with the syndrome, or whether they were coping with another type of disability and seeking to find strength and dignity," he explains. The experience proved eye opening for Baerman, as he saw his music as a

potential entry point for new listeners to find a resonant and emotional path to experience jazz and benefit from it. This year, Baerman celebrates the release of Ripples, his ninth album as a leader and the first to be produced in conjunction with Resonant Motion. Standing as a summation of the musical and social ideals Baerman upholds, Ripples showcases two ensembles: Baerman's regular trio augmented by a chamber ensemble and his collaborative Jazz Samaritan Alliance, featuring a number of longstanding collaborators including Jimmy Greene and Kris Allen, who first encouraged Baerman to attend the Artists Collective. There are a number of guests including Kenny Barron. The title track, written in homage to Baerman's late aunt Margie Pozefsky, offers a central theme, not only to the album, but to Baerman's overarching goals in music. "The inspiration came from seeing how her work as an activist—she was a kidney transplant recipient and spearheaded a kidney exchange program—had a profound ripple effect," Baerman explains. "People were being positively impacted by her, even people who were several degrees of separation from her. I don't know how many people there are whose lives were saved by her, even though they never met her, and I think that was a reflection of her kindness and goodness. That became the central theme behind the record and is the central theme behind what we're trying to do with Resonant Motion." Baerman is at Jazz Gallery March 13 with the Jazz Samaritan Alliance for a CD release concert, and with his trio at The Side Door Jazz Club in CT March 29. To learn more about Noah Baerman and his music, visit continued on next page

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FRESH TAKES By Angelo Di Loreto, recently graduated from Manhattan School of Music A recent graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, Natalie Cressman is striving to create jazz music that is "sophisticated and high art," but also appeals to her generation. "The music I seek out and love isn't always so easy to classify. I wasn't trying to be different, but the kind of music I love is different," the 22-year-old says. Cressman's second CD, Turn the Sea, will have its NYC release this month at Joe's Pub. The band features Cressman on trombone and vocals, Ivan Rosenberg on trumpet, Samora Pinderhughes on piano and keyboards, Jonathan Stein on bass and Mark Whitfield Jr. on drums. Cressman says that Turn the Sea is a unique project for her since it's the first time she has used the lyrics of her songs as the focal point for writing everything else. This jazz musician delves into the singer-songwriter role a lot more on this album, citing Joni Mitchell as a major influence. "If I had to pick, she's my single most favorite songwriter," Cressman says. She also lists the band King, Norah Jones and vocalist Emily King as inspirations.

While the album is driven by the lyrics and music, Cressman stays true to her jazz roots with improvisation a major element on the tracks. Cressman comes from a musical family: her father is Santana's long-time trombonist and her mother is a vocalist. She has been touring with Phish vocalist Trey Anastasio and his band for the last few years. In addition, she has performed with Wycliffe Gordon, Nicholas Payton and one of her personal mentors, Peter Apfelbaum.


association with the Long Island University Brooklyn Campus, presents the first annual Brooklyn Brass Fest March 7-9. The three days of events cover a variety of educational and performance activities and feature Steve Turre, Bob Stewart, Conrad Herwig, Wayne Escoffery, Jimmy Owens, Tom Harrell and more. To find out more, visit Curated by Brian Landrus, the 92Y's first-ever Soul Jazz Festival takes place on March 14 and 15. Performers during the two days include DJ Logic, Joey DeFrancesco, Esperanza Spalding, Brian Lynch, George Garzone, Lonnie Plaxico and others. Visit for tickets. Since 2011, pianist Antonio Ciacca has forged an exceptional series of nightly live jazz at Measure (formerly the Bar on Fifth). During the week of March 16 to 22, Ciacca will celebrate his third anniversary, as well as his birthday, with performances by Peter Bernstein, Jessica Vetrano and Harry Allen, among others. Earlier in the month, Ciacca will also host Italian pianist Alberto Pizzo at Measure to celebrate the release of Pizzo's latest album On the Way.

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Festivals and Celebrations March marks Women's History month and a series of concerts organized under the Lady Got Chops festival will launch on March 1 and run through the whole month. Performing artists include Bertha Hope, Mala Waldron, Whitney Marchelle, Kim Clarke and Jazzmeia Horn; shows take place throughout the tri-state area. Visit for a full calendar. The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, in

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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 along with many interesting photos and links. In late 1979 Zoot Sims had a gig with his quartet at Gulliver's in New Jersey. Turk Mauro went out to hear him, and Zoot invited him to sat in on the second set. Turk chose "Body and Soul" as his feature number, and got into such an emotional rendition that there were tears in his eyes when he finished. Turk cracked up when Zoot went to the microphone and said, "That was very nice, but you're supposed to make the audience cry!" Maria Judge has put together a nice book about her late uncle, Jake Hanna. Hal Leonard is the publisher. One of the stories she tells is about a gig Jake was doing with Woody Herman at the Detroit Auto Show. Afterward they were heading out to a bar and passed the room where Bobby Vinton was entertaining. Woody said he wanted to catch the act, so they went in and watched while Vinton played the clarinet, then the trombone, the sax, the bass and the drums. Then he played the piano and finished with a tap dance. Woody looked over at Jake and said, "That kid can't do anything!"

A Moment You Missed by Fran Kaufman Hot House Contributing Photographer I'm always impressed by the improvisational skills of jazz musicians—whether it's on the bandstand or just part of life. That extends to finding places to rehearse. Saxophonist Yosvany Terry warms up in what is essentially a closet at The Jazz Gallery on Feb. 8. I followed my ears to find where the marvelous sound was coming from, and barely had enough room to point my camera through the door. Didn’t seem to phase Yosvany at all!



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enthusiasm he sounds more like a young lion than an elder statesman. George Cables plays a Dexter Gordon Celebration, with Joe Locke, Jimmy Greene, Jerry Weldon, Louis Nash and Dezron Douglas at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola through March 2. He celebrates the release of Influences & Icons with Victor Lewis and Dezron Douglas at Jazz at Kitano March 14-15.


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Dexter Gordon, Hampton Hawes, Shirley Horn, Illinois Jacquet, Wynton Marsalis, Lee Morgan, Sonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt, Nancy Wilson and many more. The Camden NJ native says he learned one big lesson from all of his musical bosses: it was the way in which they "expressed the totality of life in their music. Every single bandleader that I worked with has been an expression of this totality. Music was not just something that they did; it was an expression of their humanism." Buster Williams and Something More with Bruce Williams, Eric Reed and Lenny White are at Smoke March 28 and 29.

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(Tweety) … Barbara Levy Daniels sings of Love Lost and Found (BLD) … Multiinstrumentalist/vocalist Amy Denio looks into Prodigal Light (Spoot). The bitter and the sweet Condolences to jazz icon Cobi Narita on the recent loss of her husband, Paul Ash, the president of the Sam Ash music store chain. With music such a key element in both their lives, it's fitting that Cobi will celebrate her 88th birthday March 9, at Swing 46, with music by the George Gee Orchestra; expect a variety of special guests to turn out to pay tribute to Cobi, a long-time producer and the founder of the Jazz Center of New York.

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Beginning March 28, the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium offers its 15th annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival. Curated to the theme of Forward Ever, Backward Never, the festival will feature more than fifty events and will showcase over 500 participating artists. Performers include Lou Donaldson, Winard Harper, The New Cookers, Cynthia Scott and Vanessa Rubin. Go to www.centralbrook for a full schedule.


BROOKLYN LISTINGS... continued from page 23 The FLAT: 308 Hooper St. Williamsburg. 718-599-5151. Mon: 9pm-12am Kelly Friesen Qnt w/spec guests. Mar 10: Michael Howell; 17: Mark McCarron; 24: Howard Alden; 31: James Chirillo. FOR MY SWEET: 1103 Fulton St. Brooklyn. 347-770-4735. Mon: 7-11pm $10 adm Bill Jacobs Ens; 1st Mon: Jazz & Open Mic by Jeff King. FREDDY’S BAR: 627 5th Av (bet 17th & 18th Sts). Brooklyn. 718768-0131. Mar 4: 6pm Isaac Darche; 14: 8pm Abe Maneri & Ben Jaffe; 25: 8:30pm Music from NY Underground. HOPE & ANCHOR: 347 Van Brunt St. Red Hook. Brooklyn. www.hopeandanchorred 718-237-0276. Wed: 7-10pm Jam w/Ray Scro Qrt. I-BEAM: 168 7th St. Brooklyn. info@ibeam Sets: 8:30pm. $15 don. Mar 1: Mara Rosenbloom; 2: Nick Lyons + Jabberclaw + Schimscheimer Family Trio; 5: Tree Way + Control This!; 8: Jerome Cooper & Kresten Osgood Duo + Franz Hautzinger; 14: The Moon; 15: James Keepnews + Chemistry Set; 28: The Unpossibility of Language; 29: Brian Drye Trio + Dustin Carlson Qnt. JALOPY: 315 Columbia St (Columbia Waterfront District). Brooklyn. 718-395-3214. JAZZ 966: 966 Fulton St. Brooklyn. 718-6386910X25. Fri: 8pm $20 adm. KORZO RESTAURANT & BAR: 667 5th Av (bet 19th & 20th Sts). Brooklyn. 718-4991199. Tues: 9:15&10:30pm $10 don/$10 min Konceptions Music series by James Carney. Mar 4: 10:30pm Jacob Teichroew/Sebastien Ammann Gp. LAFAYETTE AVENUE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: 85 S. Oxford St. Fort Greene. Brooklyn. 718-6257515. Mar 30: 5pm Brooklyn Jazz Orch. LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY: 1 University Plaza. Brooklyn. 718-488-1011. Mar 8: 10am-9pm Brooklyn Brass fest presents workshops, discussions, master classes, exhibits & concerts feat High School/College Band, Conrad Herwig, Wayne Escoffery, Jerome Harris, Dave Bargeron, Jeff Scott, Jimmy Owens Wilmer, Brass Fantasy/Carnival w/guest Tom Harrell. MOMINETTE: 221 Knickerbocker Av. Brooklyn. 929-234-2941. Tues: 10pm + Jam. PANE E VINO: 174 Smith St at Warren. Brooklyn. 718-5011010. Sun: 7-10pm Carl Thompson Gp w/Virginia Mayhew. PEREZ JAZZ: 71 Ocean Pkwy #2J. Brooklyn., 917-7571901. Mar 16: 2pm $20 don incl lunch/BYOB feat Emily Braden. ROULETTE: 509 Atlantic Av at 3rd Av. 212-219-8242. Sets: 8pm. Mar 3: Shayna Dulberger Qrt; 6: Darius Jones Presents The Oversoul Manual feat Elizabeth-Caroline Unit; 30: Daniel Levin & Coelacanth. RUSTIK NEIGHBORHOOD TAVERN: 417 DeKalb Ave. 347406-9700. 1st Tues: 8pm $5 adm Jam w/Eric Frazier. SHAPESHIFTER LAB: 18 Whitwell Pl. Brooklyn. 646820-9452. Adm varies. Sets unless otherwise noted: Early (E) 7pm, Late (L) 8:15pm, Night (N) 9:30pm. Mar 1: L Morrie Louden Gp; 2: continued on next page

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L&N Tiger Speak & Love Experiment; 3: E Lindsey Wilson & Big Guns; 3: L Kevin Farrell Trio; 4: N Dollshot; 5: E TakeOffCollective; 5: L Memory Field, N Nathan Hook & Mobiustrip; 6: E Isaiah Jamel & friends, L Gauci/Kretzmer Qrt, N Rafael Rosa Gp; 7-9: L&N Dave King; 10: E Heights, L Darius Christian Jones & MOZZY, N Drew Williams Nnt; 11: L Paul Jones Sxt, N Matt Marantz Qrt; 12: L Amanda Ruzza Gp, N ZB Trio; 13: L&N Dimensional States Trio + Orch; 14: E PJ Rasmussen, L Scott Tixier Qrt, N Matt Savage; 15: 3pm Pittsburgh Collective; 16: 5pm ShoutHouse, 6pm Works on Paper by Thomas Seltzer; 17: E Ben Neill Solo; 18: L Webb City Project; 19: L Choban Elektrik, N Lana Is; 20: E Nick Stefanacci, L Simon Jermyn; 23: E Malcolm Campbell Trio, N Brad Whiteley Trio; 24: 9pm Doug Beavers/Mike Zilber New Fusion Project; 25: E&L John Yao 17-piece Instrument, N Stephen Harms Large Ens; 26: L Sean McCluskey Trio, N Rich Graiko; 27: E Ruby Choi Qnt, L Jorge Sylvester Ace Collective, N Nick Grinder; 28: 8&9:40pm John Daversa Big Band; 28: 10pm Crosswalk Anarchy; 29: 8pm Kaoru Watanabe; 30: E Loop 2.4.3, L Harris Eisenstadt Aberikula. SISTAS’ PLACE: 456 Nostrand Av at Jefferson Av. Brooklyn. 718-398-1766. www.sistas Sat: 9&10:30pm $30/25 adm. Mar 29: Lil Phillips. ST FRANCIS COLLEGE: 180 Remsen St. Brooklyn Heights. 718-5222300. Mar 21: 2pm free adm Harlem Blues & Jazz Band. TEA LOUNGE: 837 Union St (bet 6th & 7th Avs). Park Slope. 718-789-2762. Wed: 9pm free adm Tea And Jam. TWO STEPS DOWN RESTAURANT: 240 Dekalb Av. Brooklyn. 718-399-2020. $10 adm/1 drink min. 2nd Sun: 6-9pm Steve Cromity Trio & guests + open mic. WILLIAMSBURG MUSIC CENTER: 367 Bedford Av. Brooklyn. 718-384-1654. 10pm-2am. Fri: free adm/2 drink min Jam w/Gerry Eastman Qnt & friends; Sat: $10 adm Greyson Hackleman. ZE COUCH: Brooklyn. http://www.pascal niggenkem

QUEENS ALBERTO’S RESTAURANT: 98-31 Metro-politan Av. Forest Hills. 718-268-7860. Mon,Wed& Sun: free adm/no min Bill Gati Solo. BROOKS 1890 RESTAURANT: 24-28 Jackson Av. Long Island City. Fri: 7-10pm Open Mic w/Charles Sibirsky & Steve Ascolese. CLARET WINE BAR: 4602 Skillman Av at 46th St. Sunnyside. 718937-7411. Sat: 9-12am. EDGE BAR & LOUNGE: 125-32 Merrick Blvd. Jamaica. Mar 10: Lady Got Chops fest feat Deb Knapper & Wampum feat Perrita Kitson, Mala Waldron. FIRST REFORMED CHURCH OF JAMAICA: 159-29 90th Av. Jamaica. 718-658-6333. Mar 1: 3pm Lady Got Chops fest feat Bertha Hope Qrt. FLUSHING LIBARY: 41-17 Main St. Flushing. Mar 29: 5-6pm Lady Got Chops fest feat NY Flutet. FLUSHING TOWN HALL: 137-35 Northern Blvd. Flushing.

718-463-7700. 1st Wed: 5pm Jazz Clinics, 7pm Jam. Mar 28: 8pm Ron Carter Qrt. JACKSON ROOM: 192-07 Linden Blvd. St Albans. 718-5252387. Last Sat: 8&10pm $15 adm incl snacks/beverage. JAMAICA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 15310 Jamaica Av. Jamaica. 718-618-6170. Mar 1: 8pm Sofia Rei Sxt. LOUIS ARMSTRONG HOUSE MUSEUM: 3456 107th St. Corona. 718-478-8274. $10 adm. Tues-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm: Guided Tours. PROPER CAFÉ: 21701 Linden Blvd. Cambria Heights. Queens. 718-341-2233. Wed: 811:30pm $10adm. QUEENS COLLEGE: CUNY. 65-30 Kissena Blvd. 718-997-5000. Mar 5: 4:30pm free adm Marine Corps Jazz Ens w/spec guest Michael Mossman. ROCHDALE VILLAGE COMMUNITY CENTER: 169-65 137th Av. Jamaica. 718-712-4700. Mar 29: Lady Got Chops fest feat Terri Davis, Lee Olive Tucker. TERRAZA 7 TRAIN CAFÉ: 40-19 Gleane St. Elmhurst. 718-8039602. Sets: 9:30pm unless otherwise noted. $5 adm. Sun: 9pm-12am Jam w/John Benítez; 3rd Thurs: Victor Prieto. Mar 4&18: Juan Carlos Formell Trio; 5: Pedro Giraudo Sxt; 7: FESTEJATION; 8: Paulo Stagnaro Gp; 12: Eric Kurimski Qrt; 13: Fidel Cuellar & Luiz Ebert. WATER’S EDGE: 401 44th Dr. Queens. 718482-0033. Fri-Sat: free adm/no min Bill Gati Solo. YORK COLLEGE: CUNY. 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. Jamaica. 718-2622000.

LONG ISLAND BRIDGEHAMPTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY: 2539 Montauk Hwy. Bridgehampton. 631-537-1088. Mar 7: 7:30pm $25/15 adm Parlor Jazz series feat Greg Galavotti. FIVE TOWNS COLLEGE: 305N Service Rd. Dix Hills. 631-656-2110. GLEN COVE MANSION: 200 Dosoris Ln. Glen Cove. 516-6716400. Fri: 8pm-12am. HIGH NOTE: 136 Bway. Amityville. 631-6088000. 1st Tues: Bay Big Band. LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY-POST: 720 Northern Blvd. Brookville. 516-299-2895. LONG ISLAND WINTERFEST: Wineries East End of Long Island. Mar 1-23: Ev weekend. Mar 1: Nina Et cetera, Max Feldschuh, Mike Engle, Glenn Heckinger Qnt, Mundo Clave, Dwayne Kerr & Funky Flute Band, Jay Rowe Trio, Don Bracken, Ahmad Ali, Gail Storm, Morris Goldberg & Ojoyo; 2: JK Hodge, Jon DiVello; 7: Jesse Barnes; 8: Vanessa Trouble, JT Project, Josyanne Monaco, Firefly Duo, Ray Anderson, Pearl Street, Take Berlin, Rob Europe; 9: Alex Alexander, Brian Lenair, Curtis Haywood & Smooth & Saxy Experience, Eri Yamamoto, Paul Effman Trio; 14: Jeff LeBlanc; 15: Fuerza Flamenca, Manhattan Circle, Christine & Elliot Spero Duo, Emma Larsson & Shan Kenner Flamenco Jazz Trio, Tommy Keys Jazz; 16: Mambo Loco; 22: Jared Gold, Jack Morelli Trio.


ONDA LOUNGE: At Allegria Hotel. 80W Brodway. Long Beach. 516-889-1300. Thurs: 8:30-11:30pm Jazz & Sushi. PIERRE’S: 2468 Main St. Bridgehampton. 631537-5110. Tues&Sun: 6:30-9:30pm. 1st Tues: Jody Carlson Trio. TRATTORIA GRASSO: 134 Main St. Cold Spring Harbor. 631-367-6060. Sets: 7:30pm.

BRONX AN BEAL BOCHT CAFÉ: 445W 238th St. 718884-7127. 1st Wed 8-9:30pm Linda's Jazz Nights. FORDHAM UNIVERSITY: 441 East Fordham Rd. G-BAR: 579 Grand Concourse at 149th St. 718402-6996. LEHMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS: At Lehman College. 250 Bed-ford Park Blvd W. 718-960-8833. www.lehman Mar 23: 3pm $35-25 adm Stanley Jordan & Romero Lubambo. WILLIE’S STEAKHOUSE: 1832 Westchester Av. 718-822-9697. Last Sun: 8pm.

WESTCHESTER ALVIN & FRIENDS: 14 Memorial Hwy. New Rochelle. www.alvinandfriendsrestaurant. com. 914-654-6549. Fri: 7:30-10:30pm; Sat: 8-11pm. BEANRUNNER CAFÉ: 201 S Division & Esther St. Peekskill. 914-737-1701. www. Fri-Sat: 8-10:30pm $10 adm. Mar 1,8,14,21,22,23&28: Lady Got Chops fest feat 03/1: Kim Lesley Band; 03/8: Mala Waldron Trio; 03/14: Great Divas of Gospel; 03/21: Alva Anderson Trio; 03/22: Kim Clarke Trio; 03/28: Jazzmeia Horn Trio; 03/29: Annette A. Aguilar & Stringbean 5Tet; 15: Chip White Dedications Sxt. HARVEST ON HUDSON: 1 River St. Hastings. 914-478-2800. Thurs: 7pm. The PRIME: 19 Main St. Hastings-on-Hudson. 914-478-1147. Wed: 7:30-10pm Mark Morganelli Trio. RED HAT ON THE RIVER: 1 Bridge St. Irvington-On-Hudson. 914-591-5888. Wed: 6-10pm Bill Crow & Hiroshi Yamazaki Duo w/guest Glenda Davenport or Takeshi Ogura. TALEGGIO: 189 E Post Rd. White Plains. 914761-1111. Thurs: Mark Morganelli Trio. UNDERHILLS CROSSING: 74.5 Pondfield Rd. Bronxville. 914-337-1200. www.under Wed: 7-10pm Alexis Cole.

NEW YORK STATE 76 HOUSE: 110 Main St. Tappan. 845-3595476. Wed: 8-11pm free adm Quintets w/Mark Hagan & feat artists except 03/12 + Jam. Mar 5: Bob Dorough; 12: Scott Reeves Qnt; 19: Greg Glassman & Rob Scheps; 26: Kevin Bryant & Oscar Feldman. BASS LINE: 130E 1st St. Mount Vernon. 914-699-1722. Free


adm/2 drink min. Fri: 9pm-12am Takeshi Ogura Trio feat Dule Jones. Mar 23: 2-5pm Sunday $25 adm Serenade tribute to Sonny Clark feat Vincent Herring, Curtis Lundy & Theo Hill. CARNEGIE ROOM: At Nyack Library. 59 S Broadway. Nyack. Mar 7: Fundraiser feat Peter Furlan & Rockland Youth Jazz Ens w/guest Duane Eubanks; 28: Tom Artin, Warren Vaché, Mark Lopeman, Conal Fowkes, Frank Tate, Kevin Dorn. The DAUTAJ: 36 Oakland Ave. Warwick. 845986-3666. Free adm. Ev Fri. Sat: 7:30-11:30pm Richard Wiggins. FALCON ARTS: 1348 Rte 9 West. Marlboro. 845-236-7970. $20 don suggested. Sets: 7-10pm unless otherwise noted, Opening act (Op); Sun 10am-2pm Brunch (B). Residency (R): Mon Simi Stone Band. Mar 1: 1-4pm Chris O'Leary Band; 2: B w/Willa McCarthy Band; 3: R; 7: Banda Magda; 8: Op w/Good Night Brother + Chris Bergson Band; 9: B w/Bernstein Bard Qrt + Meg Hutchinson; 10: R; 12: Matt Schofield Trio; 13: The Trapps; 14: Dan Bern & Grant Lee Phillips; 15: Marco Benevento; 16: B w/Rob Paparozzi & Pete Levin Qrt + Popa Chubby; 17: R; 20: 8pm Bucky Pizzarelli & Ed Laub Duo; 22: Op w/RoseAnn Fino + Poundcake; 23: B w/Gustafer Yellowgold; 24: R; 27: Gabriel Butterfield Band; 28: Carmen Souza; 29: Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band; 30: B w/Big Joe Fitz & The Lo Fis; 30: 6-9pm Soñando; 31: R. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: 10 Academy St. Cold Spring. 845-265-3220. 3rd Sat: 5:30pm Jazz Vespers feat Rob Scheps Qnt. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: 199N Columbus Av at E Lincoln Av. Mount Vernon. 914-636-4977. $18/12 adm. Ev 2nd Sun: 5:15-9pm Second Sunday Jazz series. Mar 9: Akiko Tsuruga. JACK & LUNA’S CAFÉ: 3928 Main St. Stone Ridge. 845-6879794. QUINN’S: 330 Main St. Beacon. www.quinns Mon: 8pm free adm Monday Night Jazz Sessions. Mar 10: Rosen/ Marcus/Daniel; 17: One World Trio; 24: Welf Dorr Unit; 30: Hwang/Takeishi. ROCKLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 27 South Greenbush Rd. West Nyack. 845-3580877X10. See Carnegie Room. TURNING POINT CAFÉ: 468 Piermont Av. Piermont. 845359-1089. Mon: 8-11:30pm $5 adm Monday Jam by John Richmond. WARWICK VALLEY WINERY & DISTILLERY: 114 Little York Rd. Warwick. 845- 2584858. Mar 15: 2-5pm Lady Got Chop fest feat Elissa Jones Maynard. WATERCOLOR CAFÉ: 2094 Boston Post Rd. Larchmont.

CONNECTICUT CAFE EIKO: 11 Whitney St. Hartford. 860-2324677. Mar 8: 7:30pm Antoinette Montague Gp. FUJI OF JAPAN RESTAURANT & BAR: 111 Old Kings Hway North. Darien. 203-655-4995. Mon: 6:30-9pm Music Mondays series. Ev other week feat Nicole continued on page 40


CT LISTINGS... continued from page 38 Pasternak & Michael Coppola Duo. PICCOLO PIZZA: 24 Prospect St. Ridgefield. 203-438-8200. Sets: 6-9pm. Free adm. Tues: Arildo Desouza Solo; Thurs: Gary Mac Fadden; Sun: John Judd Solo. The SIDEDOOR JAZZ CLUB: At Old Lyme Inn. 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme. 860-434-2600. Mar 1: Wayne Escoffery; 7-8: Dezron Douglas Qrt; 14: Noah Preminger Qnt w/Dan Tepfer; 15: Cedrick Mayfield & Epitome; 21: Ronnie Burrage; 22: Nir Felder Qrt; 28: Oscar Piñas Qrt; 29: Noah Baerman Qnt. UNITARIAN CHURCH: 10 Lyons Plains Rd. Westport. 203-2277205. Mar 8: 8pm Nicole Pasternak Jazz Qrt w/Chris Brown. WADSWORTH ATHENEUM MUSEUM OF ART: 600 Main St. Hartford. 860-278-2670. Mar 8: 11am &12:30pm Jazz Brunch w/Mary Corso Trio. WESTPORT ARTS CENTER: 51 Riverside Av. Westport. 203222-7070. Mar 2: 3-5pm Brian Torff w/Fairfield University Jazz Professors; 13: 7pm Jam w/Brian Torff. NJ LISTINGS... continued from page 28 1285. ROBIN’S NEST: 3103 Tremley Point Rd. Linden. www.robinsnestrhythmandblues. com. 908-275-3043. Sun: Cool Jazz Jam w/Don Williams. UNION COUNTY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 1670 Irving St. Rahway. 732- 4998226. Mar 14: 8pm Ravi Coltrane meets Luis Perdomo; 29: 8pm Lionel Loueke Trio. VAN GOGH’S EAR CAFÉ: 1017 Stuyvesant Av. Union. 908810-1844. Sun: 8pm $4 adm. Mar 2: Steve Minzer; 16: Trio Django; 23: Pat Clare Trio; 30: Free Speech.

PENNSYLVANIA/DELAWARE DEER HEAD INN: 5 Main St. Delaware Water Gap, PA. 570-4242000. Sets: Thurs 8-11pm, Fri-Sat 7-11pm, Sun 5-8pm. Adm varies. Residency (R): Thurs Jam w/Bill Goodwin Qrt & friends. Mar 1: Nancy Reed Trio; 2: Joanie Samra Qnt; 6: R; 7: Steve Fidyk Parlour Project; 8: Nellie McKay; 9: Tri-Fi; 13: R; 14: Vicki Doney Qrt; 15: Five Play; 16: Dave Roth Trio; 20: R; 21: Erin McClelland Band; 22: Laverne & Washer; 23: Rio Clemente; 27: R; 28: Dennis Jeter Qrt; 29: Marko Marcinko Latin Jazz Qnt; 30: Conner Koch Qnt; 31: Deer Head Inn Jazz Orch. DELAWARE WATER GAP: LAFAYETTE BAR: 15 N 4th St. Easton. 610-252-0711. 1st & 3rd Sat: Jazz Nites 9:30pm-12:30am. free adm/no min Gene Perla Bands. The PHILADELPHIA CLEF CLUB OF JAZZ & PERFORMING ARTS: 738 South Broad St. Philadelphia. 215-893-9912. www.clef

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