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WINNING SPINS By George Kanzler E'RE ACCUSTOMED TO HEAring a certain repertoire from jazz W vocalists. The classic American Popular Songbook, lyrics to jazz standards, the blues: they all fit with our image. The two singers whose new albums comprise this Winning Spins—René Marie and Nicole Henry—both expand their palettes beyond the confines of jazz, embracing aspects of cabaret, soul, R&B and pop-rock. In addition, both are tribute albums: Marie's honoring the stage, film and cabaret icon Eartha Kitt and Henry's paying homage to the hit songs of the 1970s. I Wanna Be Evil: With Love to Eartha Kitt, René Marie (Motéma) explores the sensuality and playfulness of Kitt's stage persona with a jazz sensibility. Which is not to say that Marie can't be just as wickedly seductive and sexy as Kitt, if not more so. Her purring and bedroom moaning on "Oh, John" is definitely R—, if not X—rated. And her sultry come ons and blatantly salacious whoops in "Come On-A My House" are a far cry from Rosemary Clooney's wholesome hit version, more closely suggesting pre-production code Mae West. Gene Krupa's "Sing Sing Sing" beat vies with the big backbeat of burlesque on "I Wanna Be Evil," Marie hinting at Ethel Merman on the last chorus. Marie's one original, and the closing track, "Weekend," is a steamy sex fantasy—shades of "Gray"?—told from the viewpoint of a frustrated wife alone for the weekend. But the album is a lot more than merely a big helping of sexiness, for then it would just be a rehash of Sylvia or Serge Gainsbourg. For one thing, Marie shares the spotlight here with some topflight musicians, including her estimable trio, Experiment in Truth, led by pianist Kevin Bales. Also appearing intermittently, sometimes all together, are trumpeter Etienne Charles, reedman Adrian Cunningham and trombonist Wycliffe Gordon. They all get off to a blazing start on the opener, "I'd Rather Be Burned As A Witch," at a furious swing tempo that Marie negotiates with aplomb, even managing to stretch out the first syllable of "weave a spell" without losing momentum while Gordon more than keeps up the pace on his blistering solo. Cole Porter's "Let's Do It," usually done as a coyly seductive ballad, is given a soul makeover here, equipped with a bluesy bass line and backbeat for Marie's assertively sassy approach. All three horns
Roditi & Marie cover photos by Fran Kaufman
solo on a Latin-tinged "Peel Me A Grape" and the clarinet weaves through a sexily sighing "C'est Si Bon." A muted trumpet adds to the seductively winking "Santa Baby," Marie playfully drawling and sensually extending "appreciative" to doubleentendre lengths. The singer says that while recording "a wild banshee spirit possessed me." Hearing her, you'll agree. So Good, So Right, Nicole Henry Live (Banister), the singer's homage to some of the memorable voices and songs of the 1970s, was recorded live at the nowdefunct Manhattan cabaret club Feinstein's at Loews Regency. She's backed by jazz stalwarts Kevin Hays, piano and Fender Rhodes; Adam Rogers, guitar; Vicente Archer, bass, and Clarence Penn, drums. The arrangements balance between tight pop origins and looser jazz interpretations, while allowing some solo space for piano and guitar. Henry has a splendid and extremely adaptable instrument; her chameleon-like voice convincingly channels Gladys Knight, Stephanie Mills and Aretha Franklin. After beginning "Neither One of Us" with jazzy intimacy, she morphs into Knight on the climactic chorus, right down to the trademark tremors. And on Franklin's "Spirit in the Dark," she takes us to church with a rousing finale, just like Aretha. Henry has an admirable command of 1970s soul singing conventions, the melismas and pumping iron aspects of soaring vocals, using them to advantage on such numbers as Brenda Russell's title track, "Home" from "The Wiz" and The Commodore's (not Anita Baker's samenamed hit) "Sweet Love." She finds both jazz subtleties and passion in James Taylor's "Fire and Rain," brings a big beat soul vibe to Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi" while still managing a hint of Mitchell's bright high tone and makes Bob Marley's "Waiting in Vain" a post-modern torch song. When Henry scales back from the soul wailing, her restraint is just as rewarding. The Elton John hit "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" eschews histrionics, crooned with aching vulnerability with only piano accompaniment. In short: hits from the 1970s never sounded so good. René Marie debuts her tribute to Eartha Kitt at Jazz Standard, Nov. 21-24. Nicole Henry has a Sunday Brunch Residency at the Blue Note throughout November.
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78 BELOW: 380 Columbus Av (bet 78th & 79th Sts). www.78below.com. 212-724-7800. Nov 21: 8-9:45pm Jake Hertzog Band. 92Y: 92nd St at Lexington Av. 212-415-5500. www.92y.org. Nov 4&20: 9:30pm Open Mic. 449 LA: 449 Lenox Av (bet 132nd & 133rd Sts). 212-234-3298. Thurs: 1-3:30pm Jazz & Dessert; Fri-Sat: 8pm; Sun: 4-7pm. ABYSSINIAN BAPTIST CHURCH: 132W 138th St (bet Lenox & Adam Clayton Powell Blvds). www.abyssinian.org. 212-862-7474. Nov 3: 4pm $20/10 adm Jazz Vespers feat Tia Fuller Trio. AMERICAN LEGION POST: 248W 132nd St (bet 7th & 8th Avs). 212-283-9701. www.colchasyoungharlempost398.com. Wed-Thurs&Sun: 7:30pm-12am Jam. BEMELMANS: At Carlyle Hotel. 35E 76th St at Madison. www.thecarlyle.com. 212-7441600. Adm varies. Mon 5:30-8:30pm&9pm12am, Sun 5-8pm: Earl Rose; Tues-Sat 5:308:30pm: Chris Gillespie; Tues-Thurs 9:30pm-12:30am&Fri-Sat 9:30pm-1am: Loston Harris. BILL’S PLACE: 148W 133rd St (bet Lenox & 7th Avs). www.billsaxton.com. 212-281-0777. $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. www.billiesblack.com. CAFÉ CARLYLE: At Carlyle Hotel. 35E 76th St at Madison. www.thecarlyle.com. 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. Nov 1-23: John Pizzarelli & Jessica Moleskey. 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. CENTRAL PARK: Jazz & Colors. www.jazz andcolors.com. Nov 9: 12-4pm Sisters, Inc Band, Andrew Lamb Trio, Arturo O'Farrill & Afro-Latin Jazz Orch, Brian Charette, Daseul Kim Qrt, Doug Wamble Qrt, Duane Eubanks, ELEW, Frank London & Klezmer Brass All Stars, Gregg August Qrt, Hot Future Five, Jason Kao Hwang, Jason Marshall Qnt, JLC All-Stars feat Russell Hall Qrt, Joe Alterman Trio, Joel Harrison Qnt, John Raymond Qrt, Kahlil Kwame Bell, Kimberly Thompson Qrt, Lakecia Benjamin & Soul Squad, Marika Hughes & Bottom Heavy, Mike Mohamed Qrt, Mitch Froman & Latin Jazz Qrt, Outer Bridge Ens, Roy Campbell Jr., Vince Ector Qrt, Walking Distance, Wayne Escoffery Qrt feat Carolyn Leonhart, Yard Byard, Yosvanny Terry Qrt. CHEZ LUCIENNE: 308 Lenox Av at 125th St.
212-289-5555. www.chezlucienne.com. Nov 24: 7-10pm Laura Campisi Trio. CLEOPATRA’S NEEDLE: 2485 Bway (bet 92nd & 93rd Sts). www.cleopatrasneedleny. com. 212-769-6969. Sets: Early (E), Jam (J). MonTues E 8-9pm, J 9pm-1am; Wed-Thurs E 711pm, J 11:30pm-2:30am; Fri-Sat E 8pm12am, J 12:30-3am; Sun E 4-8pm, J 9pm-1am. Free adm/$10 min. Trios unless otherwise noted. Residencies (R): Mon E&J Jon Weiss; Tues E&J Mark Devine; Wed E Open mic w/Les Kurtz, J Joonsam Lee; Thurs J Kazu; Fri J Joanna Sternberg; Sat J Jesse Simpson; Sun E Open mic w/Keith Ingham, J Michika Fukumori. Nov 1: Masami Isiwaka; 2: Armengot Qnt; 3-6: R; 7: Dan Furman; 8: Rudi Mwongozi; 9: Denton Darien; 10-13: R; 14: Renaud Penant; 15: Clifford Barbaro; 16: Justin Lees; 17-20: R; 21: Ray Parker; 22: Yaacov Mayman; 23: Joel Forrester; 24-27: R; 28: tba; 29: Ken Simon Qrt; 30: Aki Yamamoto. COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY: 1214 Amsterdam Av. www.cs.columbia.edu. 212-939-7000. COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY: 101 Prentis Hall. 632W 125th St. music.columbia.edu. 212854-9266. Nov 11: 8pm Film screening of Jazz Dreams II w/Geoffrey Poister & Courtney Bryan. DINOSAUR BAR-B-QUE: 700W 125th St. 212694-1777. www.dinosaurbarbque.com. Nov 6: 8:30pm $20 adm incl buffet Harlem Renaissance Orch w/Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch. EATS MARTINI CLUB: 1055 Lexington Av at 75th St. 212-396-3287. www.eatsonlex.com. Sun-Mon: 7-10pm Duos. Free adm. Nov 3: Freddie Bryant & Joris Teepe; 4: Dave Stryker & Steve Slagle; 10: Jack Wilkins & Carl Barry; 11: Tom Dempsey & Tim Ferguson; 17: Sheryl Bailey & Joe Fitzgerald; 18: Hendrik Meurkins & Misha Tsiganov; 24: John Stowell & Tom Dempsey; 25: Jaron Eames & Emme Kemp. GARDEN CAFE: 4961 Bway at W207th St. 212544-9480. www.gardencafenyc.com. Fri-Sat: 8-11pm Annette Aguilar & String Beans or Paul Hemmings. GINNY’S: At Red Rooster. 310 Lenox Av (bet 125th & 126th). www.ginnyssupperclub.com. 212-792-9001. Adm varies. Sets: unless otherwise noted 7:30&9:30pm. Nov 2: Patience Higgins & Sugarhill Qrt; 7: 8:30pm Benito Gonzales Qrt; 9: Remembering Joe Henderson; 21: Cindy Blackman; 23: Mitch Frohman & Bronx Horns; 30: Dust Rays. GRAN PIATTO D’ORO: 1429 5th Av (bet 116th & 117th Sts). www.granpiattorestaurant. com. 212-722-2244/2161. Sat: 6pm Vesco. HARLEM TAVERN: 2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd at 116th St. www.harlemtavern.com. 212-866-4500. Sat: 12-4pm Jazz Brunch. HUDSON RIVER CAFÉ: 697W 133rd St at Riverside. www.hudsonrivercafe.com. 212491-9111. Sat-Sun: 11am-4pm Jazz Brunch. 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. www.londelsrestaurant.com. FriSat: 8-11pm. LURA: 949 Columbus Av (bet 106th & 107th Sts). 212-866-7500. www.lurany.com. Thurs: 9-11pm. MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC: Bway & 122nd St. 212-749-2802. www.msmnyc.edu. MAYSLES INSTITUTE: 343 Lenox Av (bet 127th & 128th Sts). 212-582-6050/ www.mayslesinstitute.org, 212-348-8300/ www.jmih.org. Nov 12: See NJMH.
MILLER THEATRE: At Columbia University. 116th St & Bway. www.millertheatre.com. 212-854-7799. Nov 2: Warren Wolf Qrt; 21: Michael Hashim & Billy Strayhorn Orch; 23: Aaron Diehl Trio. MINTON’S: 206W 118th St (bet St. Nicholas Av & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd). 212-243-2222. www.mintonsharlem.com. Mon-Wed: Ed Stoute Qrt feat Charles Davis; Thurs-Sat: Rudy Lawless Band feat Bertha Hope & Mike Camoia. NATIONAL JAZZ MUSEUM IN HARLEM: 104E 126th St #2C. (bet Park & Lexington Avs). 212-348-8300. www.jmih.org. Free adm. Tues 7-8:30pm Jazz for Curious Listeners series in Nov: Tuning Into Treme w/Larry Blumenfeld (11/12 at Maysles Institute feat Courtney Bryan). Nov 21: 6:30-8:30pm Harlem Speaks series feat Dayna Stephens. NEW AMSTERDAM MUSICAL ASSOCIATION: 107W 130th St (bet Lenox & Adam Clayton Powel Blvds). 212-510-8140. $5/15 adm. Mon-Fri. Mon: 7:30-11pm Jam. NEW LEAF CAFÉ: 1 Margaret Corbin Dr. Fort Tryon Park. www.newleafrestaurant.com. 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. Nov 24: 5-9: Elliot Pineiro & Sumbaswing. PARLOR ENTERTAINMENT: 555 Edgecombe Av at 160th St. #3F. 212-781-6595. www.parlorentertainment.com. Sun: 4pm free adm w/Marjorie Eliot, Bob Cunningham, Sedric Choukroun & spec guests. RIVERSIDE CHURCH: 91 Claremont Av (bet 120th & 122nd Sts). 1st Mon: 10am-12pm Open meeting by Harlem Arts Alliance www.harlemaa.org/347-735-4280. SHELL’S BISTRO: 2150 5th Av (bet 131st & 132nd Sts). www.shellsbistro.com. 212-2345600. Nov 29: 7:30-9:30pm $15 adm/2 drink min Carol Sudhalter Qrt. SHRINE: 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd (bet 133rd & 134th Sts). 212-690-7807. www.shrinenyc.com. Free adm. Residency (R): Thurs 6pm Sunfree. Nov 2: 6pm Rebecka Larsdotter, 8pm Michael Veal & Aqua Ife; 3: 8pm Shrine Big Band; 5: 9pm Liber 49; 7: 6pm R; 9: 6pm Pravin Thompson Qnt; 11: 6pm jKb Freedom, 8pm Michael Sarian Qnt, 9pm Joe Goehle; 13: 6pm Yuki Shibata Trio; 14: 6pm R, 10pm MH The Verb; 20: 6pm Tribute to Coltrane; 21: 6pm R; 22: 8pm Casa Mantequilla; 24: 8pm Alan Leatherman; 28: 6pm R. SHOWMAN’S: 375W 125th St at Morningside. www.myspace.com/showmansjazz. 212-8648941. SMOKE: 2751 Bway (bet 105th & 106th Sts). 212-864-6662. www.smokejazz.com. 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 Jason Marshall 11/4&18, Captain Black 11/11&25, L Jam w/John Farnsworth Qnt; Tues E Mike LeDonne Groover Qrt, L Milton Suggs Qrt; Wed L Brianna Thomas Qrt; Thurs E Gregory Generet, L Nickel & Dime OPS; Fri L Patience Higgins Sugar Hill Qrt; Sat L Johnny O’Neal & friends; Sun B Annette St. John Trio, E SaRon Crenshaw Band 11/3&17, Vivian Sessoms 11/10&24, L Roxy Coss Qrt. Nov 12: Gary Bartz Qrt w/spec guest Vincent Herring; 3-5: R; 6: Michael Rodriguez Qnt; 7: R; 8-9: Bill Stewart Qrt; 10-12: R; 13: Jack
Walrath Qnt; 14: R; 15-16: Louis Hayes & Jazz Comminicators; 17-19: R; 20: Bobs Sands Qrt; 21: R; 22-23: Cyrus Chestnut Trio; 24-26: R; 27: Ray Marchica Qnt feat Rodney Jones; 28: R; 29-30: Steve Davis Sxt. STAGE 72: 158W 72nd St (bet Bway & Columbus). www.stage72.com. 212-3622590. Nov 1: 9:30pm Sally Sayh w/Danny Sinoff Trio. SUGAR BAR: 254W 72nd St (bet Bway & West End Av). 212-579-0222. www.sugarbarnyc.com. Adm varies. Sets: 8pm unless otherwise noted. Residency (R): Thurs 9pm Open Mic w/Andre Smith & Sugar Bar All Star Band. Nov 2: Irini Res & Jazz Mix; 6: Kym Hampton; 7: R; 9: Maddy Ruff; 14&21: R; 22: Shaynee Rainbolt; 23: Something Cool; 28: closed; 30: Evans Thompson. SYMPHONY SPACE: 2537 Bway at 95th St. 212-864-5400. www.symphonyspace.org. Nov 14: 9pm Mimi Jones Trio.
MID-TOWN MANHATTAN (Between 35th & 69th Street) 54 BELOW: 254W 54th St, Cellar (bet Bway & 8th Av). 646-476-3551. www.54below.com. Nov 6-7: Christine Ebersole. ABINGDON THEATRE: 312W 36th St (bet 8th & 9th Avs). 6th Fl. www.abingdontheatre.org. 212-868-2055. Nov 3: $20 adm Jazzin’ with the Band feat Matt Baker Trio & guests. AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM: 2 Lincoln Sq on Columbus Av (bet 65th & 66th Sts). www.folkartmuseum.org. 212-595-9533. Free adm. Wed: 2-3pm Bill Wurtzel & Mike Gari Duo. B. B. KING: 237W 42nd St. 212-997-4144. www.bbkingblues.com. Nov 9: 7pm JC Hopkins Biggish Band feat Svetlana Shmulyian; 15: 8pm Joey Morant & Catfish Stew. BIRDLAND: 315W 44th St (bet 8th & 9th Avs). 212-581-3080. www.birdlandjazz.com. Sets: 8:30&11pm, except Mon 7&9:30pm, Sun 6,9&11pm. Adm varies. Residencies (R): Mon 9:30pm Jim Caruso Cast Party; Wed 5:307pm Louis Armstrong Centennial Band by David Ostwald; Fri 5-7pm Birdland Big Band; Sat 6pm Barbara Carroll & Jay Leonhart Duo; Sun except 11/10 6pm Birdland Jazz Party, 9pm Arturo O’Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orch. Nov 1-2: Ron Carter Nnt; 3: R; 5-10: Django Reinhardt fest w/guests Cyrille Aimée 11/5-6, Freddy Cole 11/7, Edmar Castañeda 11/8-9, James Carter 11/10; 11: R; 12: Loston Harris; 13: Nilson Matta Samba Jazz Ens; 14-16: New York Voices; 17-18: R; 19-23: Cyrille Aimée; 21: 6pm Nancy Harms; 24-25: R; 26-30: Dave Holland & Prism. BLUE FIN: At W Hotel. 1567 Bway at 47th St. 212-918-1400. www.bluefinnyc.com. Mon& Sun 6-10pm, Tues-Thurs 7-11pm, Fri-Sat 8pm-12am: free adm Duos. BROADWAY THAI: 241W 51st St (bet 8th Av & Bway). 212-226-4565. Sat 8pm-12am & SunMon 6-10pm: Rick Bogart Trio. CARNEGIE CLUB: At City Spire Centre. 156W 56th St. www.thecarnegieclub.net. 212-9579676. Fri: 9pm-12am; Sat: 8:30&10:30pm Sinatra tribute feat Steve Maglio & Stan Rubin 11 Piece Orch. CARNEGIE HALL: 57th St & 7th Av. 212-2477800. www.carnegiehall.org. Nov 1: 8pm New York Pops feat Dave Bennett. COMMUNITY CHURCH OF NEW YORK: 40E 35th St (bet Madison & Park Avs). 212-6834988. www.ccny.org/www.aacmnewyork. com. Nov 15: George Lewis & Either/Or. DIZZY’S CLUB COCA-COLA: At Jazz @ Lincoln Center. Bway at 60th St, 5th Fl. 212-
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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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258-9595. www.jalc.org. 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: $10-45, student $5-15 w/ID, Late Nights $5-20; $10 min. Nov 1-3: Ted Nash Big Band; 4: Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Orch cond by Bobby Sanabria; 5-6: Myron Walden Momentum; 7-10: Jacky Terrasson Qrt w/spec guest CĂŠcile McLorin Savant 11/10; 11: Jon Cowherd; 12: Danny Mixon Qrt; 13: Niels Lan Doky Trio; 14-17: George Cables feat Victor Lewis; 18: Manhattan School of Music Jazz Ens; 19-20: Lavay Smith; 21-24: Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band; 25: Amigos Band feat David Amram; 26: Brooklyn Jazz Underground Meets Queens Jazz Overground; 27: Juilliard Jazz Ens; 28Dec 1: Wycliffe Gordon & friends. DOCKS: 633 3rd Av at 40th St. 212-986-8080. www.docksoysterbar.com. Sun: 11:30am3pm Jazz Brunch w/Oleg Osenkov & guest. Nov 3: Vic Juris; 10: Hendrik Meurkens; 17: tba; 24: Ron Affif. EDISON BALLROOM: 240W 47th St (bet Bway & 8th Avs). www.edisonballroom.com. 212201-7650. Nov 29: 7pm-1am $100/150 adm Joe Battaglia New York Big Band. FLUTE BAR: 205W 54th St (bet Bway & 7th Av). 212-265-5169. www.flutebar.com. Wed: 8-11pm. GRATA: 1076 1st Av at 59th St. 212-842-0007. www.gratany.com. Fri: 9pm Tony Middleton. HUNTER COLLEGE: Lang Recital Hall. 695 Park Av (68th St bet Park & Lex Avs). 4th Fl. 212-772-4000. IGUANA RESTAURANT: 240W 54th St at Bway. 212-399-9457. Mon-Tues: 8-11pm Vince Giordano & Nighthawks. Nov 11: 8pm Vandoren Jam feat Mark Gross Qrt. IRIDIUM: 1650 Bway at 51st St. 212-582-2121. www.theiridiumjazzclub.com. Sets: 8&10pm. Adm varies/$15 min. Student 1/2 price adm 2nd set Tues-Thurs&Sun. Residency: Mon Les Paul Monday w/Les Paul Trio & spec guests. Nov 1: Genya Ravan; 2: Joanne Taylor Shaw; 3-4: tba; 5: Andromeda Turre; 6: Nikki Hill; 7: Steve Forbert; 8: China Crisis; 9: tba; 10: Denny Laine; 11: Front & Center; 12: tba; 13: Arielle Verinis + Leslie West; 14-15: tba; 16-17: Jim Weider & Amy Helm w/Big String Orch; 18: tba; 19: Adi Braun; 20: Tom Principato Band; 21: tba; 22: Rick Derringer; 23-30: tba. JAZZ AT KITANO: 66 Park Av at 38th St. 212885-7119. www.kitano.com. Sets: Mon 811:30pm, Tues 8-11pm, Wed-Sat 8-9:15&1011:15pm, Sun 11am-2pm. $10 adm/$15 min/set, except Fri-Sat, $25 cover+min, Sun $29 buffet. Residencies (R): Mon Jam w/Iris Ornig; Tues except 11/19 David Lantz Solo; Sun Jazz Brunch w/Tony Middleton Trio. Nov 1: Ben Allison Trio; 2: John Menegon Qrt; 3-5: R; 6: Kevin Hays New Day Trio; 7: Mel Martin Qrt; 8: Hiromi Shimizu Qrt; 9: Assaf Kehati Qrt w/spec guest Anat Cohen; 10-12: R; 13: Julian Shore Qrt; 14: Kimberly Hawkey Qrt; 15: Martin Piecuch Jazzical Fusion Trio; 16: Madeline Eastman w/Randy Porter Trio; 17-18: R; 19: Samba Meets Jazz Open House feat Claudio Roditi; 20: Denise Donatelli & Frank Kimbrough Duo; 21: John Raymond Qrt; 22-23: Jane Ira Bloom Qrt; 2426: R; 27: Jann Parker Qrt; 28: no music; 29: Rufus Reid & Out Front Trio; 30: Sergio Salvatore & Christos Rafalides Duo. JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER: Bway at 60th St, 5th Fl. 212-258-9800. www.jalc.org. Allen Room (AR), Rose Theater (RT). Nov 8-9: 7&9:30pm AR Ladies Sing the Blues feat Catherine Russell, Brianna Thomas & Charenee Wade; 22-23: 8pm RT Sachal Jazz Ens & JLCO w/Wynton Marsalis; 22 7pm &
23 9:30pm: AR Jim Hall; 22 9:30pm & 23 7pm: AR Chris Potter & Underground Orch. JUILLIARD SCHOOL: 60 Lincoln Center Plaza. 212-799-5000. www.juilliard.edu. KLAVIERHAUS: 211W 58th St (bet 7th Av & Bway). www.klavierhaus.com. 212-245-4535. 8-11pm: Scot Albertson Duos. Nov 14: w/Dan Furman; 20: w/Daryl Kojak. LIGHTHOUSE: 111E 59th St (bet Park & Lexington Avs). 516-627-4468. Sets: 7:15pm. LOCAL 802: Associated Musicians of Greater New York Club Room. 322W 48th St (bet 8th & 9th Sts). www.local802afm.org. Mon: 79:30pm Jazz Foundation of America Jam. LUCY MOSES SCHOOL: At Kaufman Center. 129W 67th St (bet Bway & Amsterdam). www.kaufman-center.org. 212-501-3360. Jazz program dir by Roni Ben-Hur. L’YBANE: 709 8th Av (bet 44th & 45th Sts). 212582-2012. www.lybane.com. Tues&Fri 9pm12am: Rick Bogart Trio feat Louisa Poster. MEASURE: At Langham Place. 400 5th Av (bet 36th & 37th Sts). 212-695-4005. www.newyork .langhamplacehotels.com. Sets: 8-11pm. Free adm/1 drink min. Nov 1-2,8-9&11-14: Antonio Ciacca; 3&10: Jon Davis; 4-7: Emmet Cohen; 15-16&18-23: Lucio Ferrara; 17: Tadadaka Unno; 24: Steve Ash; 25-30: Greg Chen. MICHIKO STUDIOS: 149W 46th St 3rd Fl. 212302-4011. Nov 2: 8pm Tim Price & Bill Goodwin; 7: 8pm Dave Liebman Trio; 8: 7pm Lucian Ban & Abraham Burton. NATIONAL: 557 Lexington Av at 50th St. 212715-2400. www.thenationalnyc.com. Sun: 610pm. NEW YORK CITY CENTER: 131W 55th St (bet5th & 6th Avs). www.nycitycenter.org. 212-581-1212. Nov 13-17: A Bed and a Chair: A New York Love Affair feat JLCO, Cyrille Aimée, Jeremy Jordan, Norm Lewis & Bernadette Peters. OPIA: 130E 57th St (bet Park & Lexington Avs). 212-688-3939. www.opiarestaurant.com. PARNELL’S BAR & RESTAURANT: 350E 53rd St at 1st Av. www.parnellsny.com. 212753-1761. Fri-Sat: 8-11pm Scot Albertson Duo. Nov 1-2&9: Lee Tomboulian w/Vicki Sander 11/9; 8: Dr. Joe Utterback; 15: Billy Test; 16: Billy Test & Alan Kaye; 22-23&2930: Dan Furman. PAUL HALL: 155W 65th St (bet Amsterdam & Bway). 212-769-7406. www.juilliard.edu. Nov 5: 8pm Jason Moran & Juilliard Jazz Ens; 11: 8pm Brazilian Romance w/Paulo Braga & friends feat Juilliard Jazz Ens. PERA MEDITERRANEAN BRASSERIE: 303 Madison Av (bet 41st & 42nd Sts). 212-8786301. www.peranyc.com. Free adm. Fri: 69pm. PLAZA: Fifth Av at Central Park S. 212-7593000. www.theplaza.com. 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. www.robertnyc.com. Wed-Thurs: 7-10pm, Fri: 8-11pm, Sun Brunch: 12:30-2:30pm. ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY: 1230 York Av at 66th St. www.rockefeller.edu. 212-3278000. SAINT PETER’S CHURCH: 619 Lexington Av at 54th St. (Citicorp Bld). www.saintpeters.org. 212-935-2200. 1st Mon: 7:30pm free adm International Women in Jazz Jam; Wed: 1pm $10 don Midtown Jazz at Midday; Sun: 5pm free adm Jazz Vespers. Nov 3: Ike Sturm & Evergreen; 6: Kyle Athayde Big Band, 7pm Keisha St. Joan; 10: Gene Bertoncini Trio feat Clay Jenkins, 7pm Memorial for Cedar A. Walton, Jr.; 13: Jann Parker & James Weidman Duo; 17: Peter Eldridge; 18: 7pm Memorial for Carline Ray; 20: Mike Kaplan & Ben Williams Qnt; 21: 7:30pm
Duke Ellington Society meeting. www.the dukeellingtonsociety.org; 24: Melissa Stylianou Qrt; 27: Dick Hyman. SAN MARTIN RESTAURANT: 143E 49th St (bet Lexington & 3rd Avs). 212-832-0888. SCALLYWAGS: 508 9th Av (bet 38th & 39th Sts). www.scallywagsnyc.com. 646-4904803. Sat: 3-6pm Susan Tobocman & Lee Metcalf Duo. SOMETHINâ€™ JAZZ CLUB: 212E 52nd St (bet 2nd & 3rd Avs). www.somethinjazz.com. 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 (R): Sat 2-4pm New York Jazz Academy Big Band. Nov 1: E Audrey Silver, L Somethin' Vocal w/Matt Baker Trio, N Will Mac Trio; 2: 2pm R, PM Alex Levine, E Takeshi Asai Trio, L Josh Levinson Sxt, N JB Baretsky Trio; 3: PM Matt Davis' Aerial Photograph, E Tom Blatt Project, L Ece Goksu Qnt; 4: E Yoham Ortiz Concept, L Composers & Free Improvisation Jam Workshop feat AmmoCake; 5: E Bibb & Fadini Duo, L Ted Kooshian & Standard Orbit Qrt; 6: E Stachel Qnt, L Nancy Reed & Spencer Reed; 7: E Dave Wilson Qrt, L Dave Kardas Band; 8: E Deborah Davis & A Few Good Men, L Maya Nova Qrt, N Sibling; 9: 2pm R, PM Musoh, E Faure at Play, L Noshir Mody Qnt, N Brett Sandler Trio; 10: PM Jason Yeager Trio, E Taylor Watson & friends, L Adam Everett Qnt; 11: E Shoko Amano, L MeWooKa Trio; 12: E Jimmy O'Connell 5tet, L Tomoyasu Ikuta Trio; 13: E Deborah Latz, L Ricardo Grilli Qrt; 14: E Person's of Interest, L Tim Lancaster Gp; 15: E Alan Leatherman, L Hye-Jeung, N Rivas Ramsay Collective; 16: 2pm R, PM Mike Armando & In The Moment, E Righteous Girls, L Brust/Horowitz Qnt, Dave Pollack Qrt; 17: PM Yoshiki Miura Gp, E Bob Bennett Qrt, L Alex Cummings Qrt; 18: E Craig Yaremko Organ Trio w/spec guest Vic Juris, L Yuhan Su Gp; 19: E Racha Fora, L Dorian Wallace Big Band; 20: E Alex Wyatt, L Enrico Solano Qrt, N Elias Meister & Miracle Box; 21: E QC New Ens w/spec guest Howard Brofsky, L Emily Wolf Project, N Phishbacher Acoustic Trio; 22: E They Say Its Spring!, L Doug White Qnt, N Negroni's Trio; 23: 2pm R, PM Dong Cheol Won, E Sinan Bakir Trio, L Dori Levine, N Jeff Gardner Trio; 24: PM Mike Wilkens Qrt, E Sarpay Ozcagatay Qrt; 25: L Carlos Cuevas Trio; 26: E Yongseok Lee Gp, L Ark Ovrutski Qrt; 27: L Tim Chernikoff Gp; 28: L Piotr Pawlak UStet; 29: E Monika Brand & Jacob Melchior Trio, L Somethin' Vocal w/Matt Baker Trio, N Sean Clapis Band; 30: 2pm R, PM Sunny Gp, E Outerplay, L Billy White Gp. STEINWAY HALL: 109W 57th St. 212-2461100. www.steinwayhall.com. STUDIO 100 BAR: At Marriott Residence Inn. 1033 6th Av (bet 38th & 39th St) 3rd Fl. 212768-0007. Free adm/no min. Tues&Thurs: 710pm Trios. SWING 46: Jazz & Supper Club. 349W 46th St (bet 8 & 9th Avs). www.swing46.com. 212262-9554. Sets: Mon-Tues&Thurs 8:30pm, Wed&Sun 8pm, Fri-Sat 9:30pm. Residencies (R): Mon Ray Abrams Big Band; Tues George Gee Swing Orch; Wed Stan Rubin Orch. Nov 1&8: Ron Sunshine Orch; 2&30: Crescent City Maulers; 3,17&23: Swingadelic; 4-6: R; 7,9-10&21: Felix & the Cats; 11-13: R; 14: Harlem Renaissance Orch; 15,22&29: George Gee Swing; 16: Double Down; 18-20: R; 24: Vanessa Trouble w/Red Hot Swing; 25-27: R; 28: closed. TAGINE DINING GALLERY: 221 W38th St (bet 7th & 8th Avs). www.taginedining.com.
646-373-6265. TGI FRIDAY’S: 677 Lexington Av at 56th St. 212-339-8858. www.tgifridays.com. Sun: 69pm Marc Devine Trio. TOMI JAZZ: 239E 53rd St (Bet 2nd & 3rd Avs). Lower level. www.tomijazz.com. 646-4971254. Sets: Mon-Wed 8-11pm, Thurs 9-11pm, Fri 9pm-1am, Sat Early (E) 8-10:30pm, Late (L) 11pm-1:30am. $10 adm/$10 min. Nov 1: Billy Carvion Jr.; 2: E Yuko Ito, L Jonathan Saraga; 4: tba; 5: Peter Brendler; 6: tba; 7: Kavita Shah; 8: tba; 9: E John Allen Watts, L Chris Clark; 12: Aida Brandes + Emanuele Tozzi; 13: Junko Sakai; 14: Senri Oe; 15: tba; 16: E Misa Ogasawara, L YooSun Num; 18: Julio Botti; 19: Javier Santiago; 20: Kristen Lee Sergeant; 21: Ken Kobayashi; 22: tba; 23: E Kathryn Allyn; 25: Roman Rafalski; 26: Claire Duncan + Tienery Ryan; 27: tba; 29: Yukari Watanabe; 30: E Erika Matsuo. ZANKEL HALL: At Carnegie Hall. 881 7th Av at 57th St. 212-247-7800. See Carnegie Hall.
LOWER MANHATTAN (Below 34th Street) 55 BAR: 55 Christopher St (bet 6th & 7th Avs). 212-929-9883. www.55bar.com. Sets: Early (E) 7pm except Sat-Sun 6pm, Late (L) 10pm. Nov 7: Kate McGarry; 14: E Amy Cervini feat Hilary Gardner, Melissa Stylianou; 15: Roz Corral Qrt; 24: 2pm $5adm Jazz Kids! feat Amy Cervini; 29: E Kendra Shank Trio. ABC NO RIO: 156 Rivington St (bet Clinton & Suffolk Sts). www.abcnorio.org. 212-2543697. Sun: 7pm 2 sets + Open Session. Nov 3: Double Bass From Hell + K. Page Stuart + Jeff Platz Trio; 10: Francois Grillot & Claire de Brunner + BE Duet + James Brandon Lewis & Dominic Fragman. AMELIE NEW YORK CITY: 22 W 8th St. 212533-2962. www.ameliewinebar.com. Sun: 69pm. ANTIBES BISTRO: 112 Suffolk St. (bet Delancey & Rivington Sts). 212-533-6088. www.antibesbistro.com. Free adm/no min. Tues-Wed: 7:30-10:30pm. ANTIQUE GARAGE: 41 Mercer St. 212-2191019. www.antiquegaragesoho.com. Sets: Sun-Thurs 7-10pm, Sat-Sun 1-4pm. ARTHUR’S TAVERN: 57 Grove St. 212-6756879. www.arthurstavernnyc.com. Sets: 710pm. Mon: Grove Street Stompers feat Joe Licari; Tues: Yuichi Hirakawa; Wed: Eve Silber; Thurs-Sat: Eri Yamamoto Trio; Sun: Creole Cooking. ARTS FOR ART: 107 Suffolk St. 212-254-5420. www.artsforart.org. B FLAT: Basement 277 Church St (bet Franklin & White Sts). www.bflat.info. 212-219-2970. Mon 8-11pm & Wed 8:30-11:30pm: Jordan Young Trio. BAR NEXT DOOR: 129 McDougal St. 212-5295945. www.lalanternacaffe.com. Sets: MonThurs Early (E) 6:30pm, Late (L) 8:30& 10:30pm, Fri-Sat 7:30,9:30&11:30pm, Sun 8&10pm. Adm: $12 all night + 1 drink min/set except Fri-Sat $12/set + 1 drink min/set, E free. Trios unless otherwise noted. MonThurs: E Emerging Artists series; Mon: L Vocal Mondays series. Residencies (R): Wed L Jonathan Kreisberg; Sun Peter Mazza. Nov 1: Jostein Gulbrandsen; 2: Barry Greene; 3: R; 4: E Casey Berman, L Laura Campisi; 5: E Abe Ovadia, L Lucas Pino; 6: E Ricardo Grilli, L R; 7: E Mike Robinson, L Patrick Cornelius; 8: Yotam Silberstein; 9: Brandon Bernstein; 10: R; 11: E Aleksi Glick, L Daniela Schaechter; 12: E Tom Finn, L
Jacam Manricks; 13: E Dominic Drwal, L R; 14: E Benjamin Bryden, L Perry Smith; 15: Paul Bollenback; 16: Mark Cocheo; 17: R; 18: E Paul Jones, L Andrea Wolper; 19: E Tom Csatari, L Alex Lore; 20: E Quentin Angus, L R; 21: E Andrew Van Tassel, L Lage Lund; 22: Sheryl Bailey; 23: Oscar Peñas; 24: R; 25: E Casey Berman, L Melissa Stylianou; 26: E Olli Hirvonen, L Peter Anderson; 27: E Alex Sugerman, L R; 28: E tba, L Greg Skaff; 29: Jack Wilkins; 30: Ben Monder; 31: R. BLACK DUCK: 122E 28th St. 212-204-5240. www.blackduckny.com. Fri-Sat: 7pm. BLUE NOTE: 131W 3rd St at 6th Av. 212-4758592. www.bluenotejazz.com. Sets: 8& 10:30pm + 12:30am Fri-Sat Late Night, 12:30&2:30pm Sunday Brunch. Adm varies. Nov 1-3: Arturo Sandoval; 4: JoAnne Brackeen & Ravi Coltrane Duo; 5-10: Michel Camilo Big Band; 11: Eric Person Big Band; 12: NightSongs feat Janis Siegel; 14-17: Manhattan Transfer; 18: Sheila Jordan Bday celeb w/Steve Kuhn; 19-24: Jane Monheit; 20: 6:30pm Shoshana Bush; 25-27: Fred Hersch & Julian Lage Duets; 28: Gato Barbieri Bday Celeb. Late Night w/Nov 1: Crosswalk Anarchy; 2: Rad Trads; 8: Clifton Anderson; 9: Nina Vidal; 14: Matt Dickey & Try This At Home; 15: Maurício de Souza; 22: Suga Bush; 23: Chelsea Baratz; 29: Bradd Marquis; 30: Big Yuki. Sun Brunch w/Nicole Henry. CAFÉ LOUP: 105W 13th St (bet 6th & 7th Avs). 212-255-4746. www.cafeloupnyc.com. Free adm/$5 min. Sun: Jazz Brunch 12:30am3:30pm, eve 6:30-9:30pm. Sun brunch: Bob Kindred, John Hart & Steve LaSpina; Sun eve: Junior Mance, Hide Tanaka & Michi Fuji Trio. CAFFE VIVALDI: 32 Jones St (bet Bleecker & 4th St). www.caffevivaldi.com. 212-691-7538. Free adm. CAPITAL GRILLE: 120 Bway (at Pine & Nassau). www.thecapitalgrille.com. 212-3741811. Free adm. Fri: 7pm Richard Russo Trio. CELL: A Twenty First Century Salon. 338W 23rd St (bet 8th & 9th Avs). 646-861-2253. www.thecelltheatre.org. Wed: 8-10pm $25-20 adm Charles Tolliver Qrt. CHURCH STREET SCHOOL OF MUSIC & ART: 74 Warren St. 212-571-7290. www.churchstreetschool.org. Nov 2: 12-5pm Kevin Hays Workshop. CLEMENTE SOTO VÉLEZ CULTURAL & EDUCATIONAL CENTER: 107 Suffolk St (bet Rivington & Delancey Sts). 212-2604080. csvcenter.org. Nov 22-23: Latin Free Jazz feat Angelica Sanchez & Omar Tamez, Abraham Gomez Delgado & Taylor Ho Bynum, Michele Rosewoman New Yor-Uba, Juan Quinonez & Price of Freedom, Román Filiú Spt, Fransisco Mora-Catlett Sxt. COBI: At Zeb’s. 223 W28th St (bet 7th & 8th Avs) 2nd fl. 516-922-2010. CORNELIA STREET CAFÉ: 29 Cornelia St. 212-989-9319. www.corneliastreetcafe.com. Sets unless otherwise noted: MonThurs&Sun 8:30pm, Fri-Sat 9&10:30pm. Adm varies. Nov 1-2: David Liebman & Expansion Gp; 3: Youngjoo Song Trio; 6: Kristin Slipp & Dov Manski Duo; 7: Matt Holman; 8-9: Palamo Recio; 10: Mostly Other People Do The Killing; 12: Nancy Harms, 10pm Akiko Pavolka & House of Illusion; 13: Jeff Davis & Glass Hat; 14: Camila Meza & Fabian Almezon Duo; 15: Mary Halvorson; 16: Tomas Fujiwara; 17: Clarice Assad; 20: Ideal Bread; 21: Scott Wendholt & Adam Kolker Qt; 22: World Time Zone; 23: Ellery Eskelin Trio; 24: 6pm Debra Kreisberg; 26: Nicky Schrire, 10pm Mika Hary; 27: Dan Rufolo continued on page 22
S P O T L TIA FULLER ABYSSINIAN BAPTIST CHURCH / NOVEMBER 3 Angelic Warrior is the title of Tia Fuller's current album on Mack Avenue and it's no oxymoron when applied to the talented saxophonist-flutist. Her tone, especially on alto sax, may be on the angelic side, but her playing makes her a definite warrior, as her attitude and improvisational ideas, as well as her rhythmic sense, are staunch and hard-driving. Fuller has been better known for her work with more famous leaders, including pop superstar Beyonce's all-female back up band, and bassist-singer and Grammy New Artist winner Esperanza Spaulding's crossover band, Radio Music Society. She has also played with such jazz heavyweights as drummers Terri Lyne Carrington, Ralph Peterson and T. S. Monk. At this Jazz Vespers she'll be front and center in a trio. GK ADAM KOLKER CORNELIA STREET CAFÉ / NOVEMBER 21 A Manhattan native who studied at the University of Miami as well as the New England Conservatory, reedman Adam Kolker first came to prominence playing on several Ray Barretto CDs. He has recorded or played with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Fred Hersch, Maria Schneider, Bruce Barth, Marty Ehrlich, John Hébert and Bobby Previte. Kolker plays multiple instruments, including tenor, baritone and soprano saxophones, flute and alto flute, clarinet and bass clarinet. His most recent CD is Reflections, issued by Sunnyside in 2011. The gig will include three-quarters of the Scott Wendholt/Adam Kolker Quartet focusing on music from their upcoming Fresh Sound CD AndThem with Wendholt on trumpet, drummer Victor Lewis and Jay Anderson, a substitute for their usual bassist Ugonna Okegwo. KD JASON MORAN VILLAGE VANGUARD / NOVEMBER 26 - DECEMBER 1 A jazz pianist who is steeped in tradition yet celebrated as cutting edge, Jason Moran has an enviable résumé for a 30-something. He's one of a handful of jazz musicians to be named a MacArthur Fellow, commonly called the "genius grant," and is the Kennedy Center artistic advisor for jazz. He also scored a hat trick in the latest Downbeat Critics Poll: Jazz Artist, Jazz Album and Pianist of the Year. He's worked and recorded with legendary tenor saxophonists Charles Lloyd and the late Sam Rivers, staged a multi-media tribute to Thelonious Monk's 1959 Town Hall concert and recorded a Fats Waller tribute. At this gig he'll be leading his trio of more than a decade: The Bandwagon, with bassist Tarus Mateen and drummer Nasheet Waits. GK ETIENNE CHARLES SUBCULTURE / NOVEMBER 8 Hailing from Trinidad, trumpeter Etienne Charles stands as one of the music's most charismatic advocates for what he calls the Creole center of jazz. Pointing to jazz's ever-evolving fusion of rhythms, cultures and repertoire, Charles has embraced a wide perspective in his own efforts, drawing not only on the music of jazz pioneers, but also the works of Fela Kuti, Lord Kitchener and many others. Charles' latest album, Creole Soul, illustrates this vision as it reflects the classic works of disparate greats like Thelonious Monk and Bob Marley and juxtaposes them with Charles' own inventive and imminently catchy originals. At Subculture, he will be joined by altoist Brian Hogans, guitarist Alex Wintz, pianist Victor Gould, bassist Michael Olatuja and drummer John Davis. SH STEVE LEHMAN JAZZ GALLERY / NOVEMBER 8 Alto saxophonist/composer Steve Lehman has elevated his jazz caché from rising star to a member of the elite cutting edge in modern creative improvised music. Coming back from the West Coast before going on a Midwestern tour this fall, Lehman makes an appearance in NYC with his exciting, spontaneous octet. Pending a new recording to be released in 2014, the ensemble still resonates from the success of its 2009 CD Travail, Transformation & Flow (Pi), named by the New York Times as the best jazz CD of that year. This all-star working band features trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, Jose Davila on tuba, tenor saxophonist Mark Shim, trombonist Tim Albright, vibraphonist Chris Dingman, bassist Drew Gress and drummer Tyshawn Sorey, with the leader adding in live electronics. MGN
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L I G H T SACHAL STUDIOS ORCHESTRA ROSE THEATER / NOVEMBER 22-23 How about a Pakistani viewpoint on the musical style of Dave Brubeck through songs by the Beatles, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Edu Lobo, Henry Mancini, Stevie Wonder, Pat Metheny and R.E.M.? This is what the Sachal Studios Orchestra attempt in their new CD Jazz and All That. In concert to promote the album release, this should be a fascinating display in multiculturalism filtered through the concept and inspiration of a true American jazz icon. In collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center, the ensemble is being filmed for a documentary expected to be out in 2014. The band features a large group of string players and vocalists, Nafees Ahmad Khan on sitar, Ballu Khan at the tablas, Rafiq Ahmed and Najaf Ali playing dholaks and special guest Wynton Marsalis. MGN JOSHUA SHNEIDER AND LOVE SPEAKS ORCHESTRA SHAPESHIFTER LAB / NOVEMBER 19 The elements of the modern jazz orchestra have never been more detailed and inspired than through the creative lens of composer/saxophonist Joshua Shneider. Encompassing tonal colors found in swing, Latin and blues traditions, Shneider's musical output has reintroduced the excitement a jazz orchestra has to offer. In addition to his compositional prowess, Joshua's saxophone chops have graced the music of singer Felix Cavaliere, guitarist Geoff Muldaur and numerous others. He brings his band The Joshua Shneider Love Speaks Orchestra to the Shapeshifter Lab in celebration of their self-titled release on Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records. The group, featuring singer Saundra Williams and guitarist Dave Stryker, will perform cuts from the album for an exciting night that certainly won't disappoint. EW GARY MORGAN AND PANAMERICANA ZINC BAR / NOVEMBER 18 Hot Latin-jazz big bands are not quite as prevalent since the era of Tito Puente, the Palladium or Copacabana. Composer/arranger Gary Morgan brings back those good old days with a fresh approach and vibrancy few bands can match. Born in Santiago, Chile before moving to Toronto and then NYC, Morgan has long been an advocate of bop, big bands, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian combinations. His studies with Herb Pomeroy, and substantial workshop experience with Bob Brookmeyer and Manny Albam, keeps this combination of elements ever evolving. Included in the current, hefty 21-piece version of Panamericana, founded in 1997, are two French horns, plenty of percussionists, pianist Bob Quartana, trumpeters Seneca Black and John Bailey, saxophonists Norbert Stachel, Ben Kono and Matt Hong and vocalist Richard Boukas. MGN JACKY TERRASSON DIZZY'S CLUB COCA-COLA / NOVEMBER 7-10 The son of an American mother and French father, Jacky Terrasson's star has soared since winning the Thelonious Monk Piano Competition in 1993. The Berklee alum signed with Blue Note, recording a series of acclaimed CDs between 1995 and 2007 for the label, displaying formidable technique interpreting familiar standards and jazz favorites, along with his gift for writing striking originals. After signing with Universal France, Terrasson dramatically expanded his repertoire for his 2012 CD Gouache to include works ranging from Erik Satie to John Lennon and Amy Winehouse, in addition to standards and originals. His quartet, which includes bassist Burniss Earl Travis II, drummer Justin Faulkner and percussionist Minino Garay, will be joined by rising star vocalist CĂŠcile McLorin Salvant for the final night. KD RICHARD SUSSMAN SMALLS / NOVEMBER 23 In the 1970s, pianist Richard Sussman emerged as a fresh face on the scene through his albums Free Fall and Tributaries for the Inner City labels, which have been reissued on Double Time. After many years as a professor at the Manhattan School of Music, and a sideman for Lionel Hampton, Randy Brecker and Simon Shaheen among many others, he returns to this live performance in a big way via recording Continuum for the Origin label. Sussman will play originals old and new and his formidable arrangements of the music of the late Hank Jones, who at one point was his mentor and good friend. Included in the Sussman quintet is trumpeter Scott Wendholt, tenor saxophonist Rich Perry, bassist Mike McGuirk and drummer Anthony Pinciotti. MGN
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Trio; 29: John McNeil & Hush Point; 30: Kris Davis Experimental Qrt. CROOKED KNIFE: 29E 30th St (bet Park & Madison Avs). www.thecrookedknife.com. 212-696-2593. Tues: 7-10pm Iris Ornig Trio. DIXON PLACE LOUNGE: 161 Chrystie St (bet Rivington & Delancey). 212-219-0736. www. dixonplace.org. $10 adm. 7:30pm. DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY: 13 Monroe St (bet Market & Catherine Sts). 212-4730043. www.downtownmusicgallery.com. Sun: 6pm In-Store shows. DROM: 85 Ave A (bet 5th & 6th Sts). 212-7771157. www.dromnyc.com. Nov 17: 7:15pm Euphoria; 29: 9:30pm Paul Carlon feat Christelle Durandy & Ben Lapidus. DUANE PARK CAFÉ: 157 Duane St (bet Hudson & W Bway). www.duaneparknyc.com. 212-732-5555. Fri: 10pm Plume Revue feat DP Jazz Qrt. EAR INN: 326 Spring St (bet Greenwich & Washington Sts). 212-431-9750. Sun: 8-11pm EarRegulars w/Jon-Erik Kellso & friends; 1st Mon: 12-3am Matt Munisteri Qrt w/Jon-Erik Kellso. FAT CAT: 75 Christopher St at 7th Av. 212-6756056. www.fatcatmusic.org. $3 adm/no min. Sets unless otherwise noted: Early (E), Late (L), Night (N); Mon E 6pm, L 9pm, N 12:30am; Tues-Wed E 7pm, L 9pm, N 12:30am; Thurs&Sat E 7pm, L 10pm, N 1:30am; Fri E 6pm, L 9pm + 10:30pm, N 1:30am; Sun E 6pm, L 9pm, N 12:30am. Ev N: Jam. Residencies (R): Mon N Billy Kaye; Tues E Saul Rubin, N Greg Glassman; Wed E Raphael D'lugoff Qrt, N Ned Goold; Fri 9pm Gospel Queens; Sun E Terry Waldo & Gotham City Band, N Brandon Lewis & Renee Cruz. Nov 1: E Ray Gallon Trio, L R + Jared Gold & Dave Gibson Band, N tba; 2: E tba, L Raphael D'lugoff Qnt, N tba; 3: E R, 8:30pm Fat Cat Big Band, N R; 4: E tba, L Chris Byars Qnt, N R; 5: E R, L Nu D'Lux 6, N R; 6: E R, L Groover Trio, N R; 7: E tba, L Saul Rubin Zebtet, N tba; 8: E Avi Rothbard Qrt, L R + The Flail, N tba; 9: E tba, L Joris Teepe, N tba; 10: E R, L Tineke Postma Qrt, N R; 11: E tba, L Ned Goold Qrt, N R; 12: E R, L Peter Brainin & Latin Jazz Workshop, N R; 13: E R, L Harold Mabern Trio, N R; 14: E tba, L Greg Glassman Qnt, N tba; 15: E tba, L R + Bruce Cox Sense, N Jared Gold; 16: E Radam Schwartz Trio, L George Burton Qnt, N tba; 17: E R, L Rick Germanson Trio, N R; 18: E tba, L George Braith, N R; 19: E R, L tba, N R; 20: E R, L Don Hahn, N R; 21: E tba, L David Weiss, N tba; 22: E Theo Hill Trio, L R + Fabio Morgera & NY Cats, N tba; 23: E tba, L Mike DiRubbo, N tba; 24: E R, L Joe Magnarelli Qnt, N R; 25: E&L tba, N R; 26: E R, L Itai Kriss & Salsa All-Stars, N R; 27: E R, L tba, N R; 28: closed; 29: E tba, L R + tba, N tba; 30: E tba, L Wayne Escoffery Qrt, N tba. FLUTE BAR: 40E 20th St (bet Bway & Park Av S). 212-529-7870. www.flutebar.com. Free adm. Wed: 7-10pm. Nov 20: Michelle Zangara; 27: Dorian Devins Jazz Trio. GARAGE: 99 7th Av S (bet W 4th & Bleecker). www.garagerest.com. 212-645-0600. Free adm/no min. Sets: Early (E), Late (L), Brunch (B); Mon E 7-10pm, L 10:30pm-1:30am; TuesThurs E 6-10pm, L 10:30pm-1:30am; Fri E 6:15-10:15pm, L 10:45pm-2:45am; Sat B 124pm, E 6:15-10:15pm, L 10:45pm-2:45am; Sun B 11:30am-4pm, E 6:30-10:30pm, L 11pm-2am. Residency (R): Sun E David Coss Qrt. Nov 1: E Guy Mintus Trio, L Hot House; 2: B Larry Newcomb Qrt, E Evgeny Sivtsov, L Peter Valera & Jump Blues Band; 3: B Adrian Mira Qrt, E R, L Abe Ovadia Trio; 4: E Howard Williams Jazz Orch, L Austin Walker Trio; 5: E Yvonnick Prene Qrt, L Adam
Larson Trio; 6: E Marc Devine Trio, L Dmitry Baevsky Trio; 7: E George Weldon Trio, L Chris Carroll Trio; 8: E Masami Ishikawa Trio, L Kevin Dorn & Big 72; 9: B Alex Layne Trio, E Brooks Hartell Trio, L Daylight Blues Band; 10: B Lou Caputo Qrt, E R, L Tsutomu Naki Trio; 11: E Lou Caputo Not So Big Band, L Afro Mantra; 12: E Rob Edwards Qrt, L Mayu Saeki Trio; 13: E Tom Tallitsch Qrt, L Joonsam Lee Trio; 14: E Champian Fulton Qrt, L Gabe Valle Trio; 15: E Fukushi Tainaka Trio, L Hot House; 16: B Joe Costanzo Trio, E Mark Marino Trio, L Peter Valera & Jump Blues Band; 17: B Kyoko Oyobe Trio, E R, L Adam Rongo Trio; 18: E Howard Williams Jazz Orch, L Kenny Shanker Qrt; 19: E Randy Johnston Trio, L Paul Francis Trio; 20: E Nick Moran Trio, L Margaret Gianquinto Trio; 21: E Rick Stone Trio, L Lafayette Harris Trio; 22: E Michika Fukumori Trio, L Kevin Dorn & Big 72; 23: B Marsha Heydt & Project of Love, E Champian Fulton Qrt, L Jason Prover & Sneak Thievery Orch; 24: B Iris Ornig Qrt, E R, L Will Terrill Trio; 25: E New York Youth Symphony Jazz Band, L Tomas Janzon Trio; 26: E Jordan Young Trio, L Nobuki Takamen Trio; 27: E Andre Vasconcelos Trio, L Joel Perry Trio; 28: 1-5:30pm Larry Newcomb Qrt, E Champian Fulton Qrt, L Justin Lees Trio; 29: E Alex Hoffman Qrt, L Dre Barnes Project; 30: B Alex Layne Trio, E Joe Pino Qrt, L Akiko Tsuruga Trio. GREENWICH HOUSE MUSIC SCHOOL: 46 Barrow St (bet 7th Av S & W 4th St). 212242-4770. www.greenwichhouse.org. Wed: 8pm $12/10 adm Sound It Out series. Nov 2: Sylvie Courvoisier Trio; 9: 7:30pm Kris Davis & Michael Attias & Spun Tree; 14: Stephan Crump & Rosetta Trio. GREENWICH VILLAGE BISTRO: 13 Carmine St (bet Bleecker & 6th Av). 212-206-9777. www.greenwichvillagebistro.com. HIGHLINE BALLROOM: 431W 16th St (bet 9th & 10th Avs). www.highlineballroom.com. 212-414-5994. Nov 27: 8pm Amel Larrieux. JAZZ GALLERY: 1160 Bway, 5th Fl at 27th St. www.jazzgallery.org. 212-242-1063. Sets: 9&10:30pm. Adm varies. Nov 1: Osmany Paredes; 2: Amir ElSaffar; 7: Darcy James Argues & Secret Society; 8: Steve Lehman Oct; 9: Taylor Ho Bynum Sxt; 14: Laurent Coq; 15-16: Oliver Lake Big Band; 29-30: Alan Ferber & Extended Ens. JAZZ STANDARD: 116E 27th St (bet Park & Lexington Avs). www.jazzstandard.net. 212576-2232. Sets: 7:30&9:30pm + 11:30pm FriSat. Cover varies/no min. Residencies (R): Mon Mingus Mondays w/Big Band 11/4,18&25, Orchestra 11/11; Sun 2-3pm Jazz for Kids. Nov 1-3: Vijay Iyer; 4: R; 5: closed; 6: Manuel Valera & New Cuban Express; 7-10: (no 11:30pm set) Steve Kuhn Trio; 11: R; 12-13: Melissa Aldana Qrt; 14-17: Dave Douglas Qnt; 18: R; 19: Jamie Baum Spt; 20: Juilliard Jazz Big Band cond by John Beasley; 21-24: René Marie Band; 25: R; 26-Dec 1: (closed 11/28) Maria Schneider. JOE’S PUB: At Public Theater. 425 Lafayette St & Astor Pl. www.joespub.com. 212-5398778. Adm varies. Nov 2: 7:30pm Gaucho; 8: 9:30pm Hot Sardines; 9: 7pm Marcelle Davies-Lashley; 14: 9:30pm Sun Ra Visitation Series; 17: 7pm Kenny Brawner; 20: 7:30pm Carmela Rappazzo; 29: 7pm Carl Hancock Rux. JULES BISTRO: 65 Saint Marks Pl (bet 1st & 2nd Avs). 212-477-5560. www.julesbistro.com. KNICKERBOCKER BAR & GRILL: 33 University Pl at 9th St. 212-228-8490. www.knickerbockerbarandgrill.com. Fri-Sat: 9:45pm. Nov 1: Luis Bonilla & Bruce Barth Duo; 2: Love Dogs; 8-9: Valerie Capers &
John Robinson Duo; 15-16: Victor Lin Duo; 22-23: Russ Kassoff & Jay Anderson Duo; 29-30: tba. LA VILLETTE: 10 Downing St (at 6th Av). www.lavillettenyc.com. 212-255-0300. Tues: 8-11pm free adm feat Noah Preminger & friends. LE PESCADEUX: 90 Thompson St (bet Prince & Spring Sts). www.lepescadeuxnyc.com. 212-966-0021. Sets: Tues-Wed 7-10pm, Sun Brunch 11am-4pm. LE POISSON ROUGE: 158 Bleecker St at Thompson St. www.lepoissonrouge.com. 212-796-0741. Adm varies. Nov 6: 10:30pm Robin McKelle; 24: 4pm Bday Concert for Roswell Rudd feat John Medeski, Steven Bernstein, Bob Dorough, Gary Lucas, Richard Hammond, Aaron Comess, Fay Victor, Michael Doucet, Rolf Sturm, Heather Masse, Ivan Rubenstein-Gillis & NYC Labor Chorus w/Reggie Bennet. LITTLE BRANCH: 20 Leroy St at 7th Av S. 212-929-4360. METROPOLITAN ROOM: 34W 22nd St (bet. 5th & 6th Avs). www.metropolitanroom.com. 212-206-0440. Sets unless otherwise noted: Early (E) 7pm, Late (L) 9:30pm. Residency (R): Tues L Annie Ross. Nov 2: L Luiz Simas; 3: L Satin Doll Trio; 5: E Kat Gang, L R; 6: L Steve March-Tormé; 7: L Rosemary Loar; 8: E Maria Guida Qrt, L Sabrina Lastman Qnt; 10: L Vivienne Aerts; 11: L Dimitrije Vasiljevic Qrt; 12: E Barry Levitt & Gary Crawford, L R; 14: E Steven Chera; 15: L Pascalito Neostalgia Trio; 18: L Roswitha; 19: L R; 24: L Sofija Knezevic; 26: L R. NEW SCHOOL: 66W 12th St. 212-229-5600. www.newschool.edu. NEW YORK CITY BAHA’Í CENTER: 53E 11th St (bet Bway & University). 212-222-5159. www.bahainyc.org/jazz. Sets: 8& 9:30pm. $10/15 adm. Nov 5: Frank Perowsky Big Band; 12: Charli Persip Big Band Super Sound; 19: Warren Chiasson; 26: Mike Longo Jazz meets Funk. NEW YORK UNIVERSITY: 35W 4th St 6th Fl. www.nyu.edu. 212-998-4550. NORTH SQUARE: At Washington Square Hotel. 103 Waverly Pl at McDougal. http://northsquareny.com/about-jazz.php. 212-254-1200. Sun: 12:30-3pm free adm Jazz Brunch. Nov 3: Linda Ciofalo Trio; 10: Melissa Hamilton Trio; 17: Roz Corral Trio w/Gilad Hekselman & Orlando le Fleming; 24: Roz Corral Trio w/Paul Meyers & Santi Debriano. NUYORICAN POETS CAFÉ: 236E 3rd St (bet Avs B & C). www.nuyorican.org. Sets: 9pm. Adm varies. Thurs: Latin Jazz; 1st Sat: Puddin’ Jazz series. Nov 7: Chembo Corniel; 21: Hector Martignon; 28: Willie Martinez y la Familia Sxt. ONE IF BY LAND, TWO IF BY SEA: 17 Barrow St (bet 7th Av & W4th St). 212-2558649. www.oneifbyland.com. Tues&Thurs 611pm, Sun 11:30am-3pm: Ryo Sasaki & Nial Djuliarso Duo. SILVER LINING: 75 Murray St (bet Bway & Greenwich Sts). www.silverliningbar.com. 212-513-1234. SMALLS JAZZ CLUB: 183W 10th St at 7th Av. 212-252-5091. www.smallsjazzclub.com. Sets unless otherwise noted: Afternoon (PM), Early (E), Late (L), Night (N); Mon-Tues E 7:30pm, L 10pm, N 12:30am; Wed E 6pm, L 9:30pm, N 12am; Thurs: PM 5pm, E 6pm, L 9:30pm, N 12am; Fri: PM 4pm, E 7:30pm, L 10:30pm, N 1am; Sat: PM 4pm, E 7:30pm, L 10:30pm, N 1:30am; Sun 1pm, PM 4:30pm, E 7:30pm, L 10pm, N 12am. Jam following N. Adm varies. Wed-Thurs E & Fri-Sat PM: free adm Jam. Residencies (R): Mon N Spencer Murphy; Tues E except 11/19 Spike Wilner
Trio, L except 11/12&26 Smalls Legacy Little Big Band, N Next Generation Sessions by Kyle Poole; Wed E Tap Dance w/Michela Lerman; Thurs E except 11/14&28 Sam Raderman & Luc Decker; Sat PM tba; Sun 1pm Vocal masterclass by Marion Cowings, L Johnny O'Neal. Nov 1: PM R, E tba, L Ken Peplowski Qrt, N tba; 2: PM R, E Chris Byars Qrt, L Ken Peplowski Qrt, N Stacy Dillard; 3: 1pm R, PM John Merrill Trio, E Tine Bruhn, L R, N tba; 4: E Jill McCarron Trio, L Diego Urcola Sxt, N R; 5: R; 6: E R, L Colin Stranahan Trio, N Roberto Gatto Gp; 7: PM R, E Alex Hoffman Qrt, L Colin Stranahan Trio, N Carlos Abadie Qnt; 8: PM tba; E Garry Dial Trio, L Walt Weiskopf Qrt, N tba; 9: PM R, E Mel Martin Qrt, L Walt Weiskopf Qrt, N Ian Hendrickson-Smith; 10: 1pm R, PM Hartt School of Music, E Barbara Rosene, L R, N The Flail; 11: E Eden Ladin Qrt, L Ari Hoenig Trio, N R; 12: E R, L Lucas Pino No Net Nnt, N R; 13: E R, L Dayna Stephens Gp, N Will Bernard Gp; 14: PM tba, E Dwayne Clemons Qnt, L Dayna Stephens Gp, N Nick Hempton Band; 15: PM Marianne Solivan, E Marianne Solivan Qrt, L Saul Rubin Gp, N tba; 16: 1pm R, E Fabio Morgera Qrt, L Saul Rubin Gp, N Eric Wyatt; 17: 1pm R, PM John Merrill Trio, E Bucky Pizzarelli & Ed Laub, L R, N tba; 18: E Chris Pattishall Trio, L Ari Hoenig Trio, N R; 19: E Gene Bertoncini Solo, L&N: R; 20: E R, L Eli Degibri Qrt, N Aaron Kimmel Gp; 21: PM R, E Tardo Hammer Trio, L Eli Degibri Qrt, N Carlos Abadie Qnt; 22: PM tba, E Ralph Lalama & Bop-Juice, L Billy Drummond & Freedom of Ideas, N Jeremy Manasia Trio; 23: PM R, E Richard Sussman Gp, L Billy Drummond & Freedom of Ideas, N Stacy Dillard; 24: 1pm R, PM tba, E Antonio Barbagallo, L R, N Ehud Asherie Trio; 25: E tba, L Dave Kikoski Qrt, N R; 26: E R, L Dave Kikoski Qrt, N R; 27: E R, L Ben van Gelder Gp, N Gilad Edelman; 28: E&L tba, N Emmet Cohen Trio; 29: PM tba, E Pete Malinverni Trio, L Jay Collins & Kings County Band, N Anthony Wonsey Trio; 30: PM R, E Tom Dempsey & Tim Ferguson Qrt, L Jay Collins & Kings County Band, N Ian HendricksonSmith. STONE: 2nd St at Av C. www.thestonenyc. com. Adm varies. Tues-Sun: 8&10pm weekly residencies. Nov 1-3: Eugene Chadbourne; 5-10: Dave Scanlon; 12-17: Marty Ehrlich; 19-24: Adam Rudolph; 26-27&29-Dec 1: Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz. SUBCULTURE: 45 Bleeker St (bet Mott & Mulberry Sts). www.subculturenewyork. com. 646-504-6512. Nov 8: Etienne Charles; 13: Lauriana Mae; 23: Chris Dingman. UNIVERSITY OF THE STREETS: 130E 7th St at Ave A 2nd Fl. 212-254-9300. www.uni versityofthestreets.org. Nov 1: 9pm $10 adm Sonwa. VILLAGE VANGUARD: 178 7th Av S at 11th St. 212-255-4037. www.villagevanguard.com. Sets: 8:30&10:30pm. Adm: Mon-Thurs $25/1 drink min. Residency (R): Mon Vanguard Jazz Orch. Nov 1-3: Joe Lovano & Us Five; 4: R; 5-10: Marc Ribot Trio; 11: R; 12-17: Bernstein, Goldings & Stewart; 18: R; 19-24: Renee Rosnes Qrt; 25: R; 26-Dec 1: Jason Moran & Bandwagon. WALKER’S: 16N Moore St at Varick. 212-9410142. Sun: 8-11pm Peter Leitch Duo. ZEB’S: 223W 28th St (bet 7th & 8th Avs). 2nd Fl. www.zebulonsoundandlight.com. 212-6958081. Wed: 8pm $10 adm Saul Rubin Trio w/vocalist guest + Jam. Fri: 6:30-9:30pm $10 adm Open Mic/Jam by Frank Owens for Singers, Tap Dancers & Instrumentalists. Nov 9: 8pm Tim Horner & Ron Horton Tnt; 10: 3-8pm $25-40 adm Work-shop w/Diva Project; 13: Marianne Solivan.
ZINC BAR: 82W 3rd St (bet Thompson & Sullivan). 212-477-8337. www.zincbar.com. Sets: Early (E) 7pm + 9,11pm&12:30am, Mon add 2am. Adm varies. Early Evening Jazz series: 7pm. Residencies: Mon 11pm Ron Affif Trio; Tues Late Night Evolution Jam w/Orrin Evans; Thurs E Singers Jam, Late Roman Diaz Midnight Rumba; Fri African Jazz; Sat Marianni & Bossa Groove; Sun Tango w/Solla Tango Qrt & Milonga. Last Mon: Band of Bones. Nov 4: Spirit Of Gil Big Band; 5: Jack Jeffers Big Band; 6: Valery Ponomarev Big Band; 7: Gregorio Uribe Big Band; 11: Eddie Allen Aggregation Big Band; 12: Tommy Campbell & Vocal Eyes; 13: Samuel Torres; 14: Miguelo Valdes; 18: Gary Morgan & Panamericana Orch; 21: Tangolandó; 25: Dave Chamberlain & Band of Bones; 26: Natalie Fernandez feat Curtis Brothers. Early Shows w/Nov 4: Marianne Solivan; 8: Roger Davidson; 13: Katsoko Tanaka; 18: Vicki Burns; 20: Lars Haake; 25: Jane Irving.
BROOKLYN/QUEENS 2ND FLOOR ON CLINTON: 67 Clinton St (enter through Barramundi). 212-529-6900. http://2ndflooronclinton.com. Nov 5: 7:30pm Amy Cervini & Jazz Country. 61 LOCAL: 61 Bergen St in Cobble Hill. Brooklyn. www.61local.com. 347-763-6624. Last Sun: 6pm $10 adm Snug’s concert series. ASTOR ROOM: 34-12 36th St. Astoria. 718-2551947. www.astorroom.com. Fri-Sat 7-10pm & Sun 12-3pm. Sun: Dandy Wellington Band. BAR TABAC: 128 Smith St at Dean St. Cobble Hill. www.bartabacny.com. 718-923-0918. BARBÈS: 376 9th St (corner of 6th Av). Park Slope. www.barbesbrooklyn.com. 718-9659177. Mon: 7pm Brain Cloud; Tues: 9pm Slavic Soul Party; Wed: 10pm Mandingo Ambassadors; Sun: 9pm Stephane Wrembel. Nov 1: 8pm Percy Jones & MJ-12, 10pm Bill Carney & Jug Addicts; 8: 8pm Gyan Riley; 10: 8:30pm Mike McGinnis & Roadtrip Band; 15: 8pm Regional de NY; 21: 8pm Andy Statman; 22: 8pm Howard Fishman; 24: 7pm Combat Jazz. BEDFORD STUYVESANT RESTORATION CORP: Restoration Plaza. 1368 Fulton St. Brooklyn. 718-569-1896. Nov 3: 4-8pm Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium Anniversary celeb feat Lesedi Ntsane. BLACKBIRD’S: 41-19 30th Av. Astoria. 718943-6899. www.blackbirdsbar.com. Sun: 10pm-1am Jam Session w/Brian Woodruff. BRIC ARTS: 647 Fulton St. Brooklyn. 718-6835600. www.bricartsmedia.org. Nov 1: 8pm $18 adm Henry Butler, Steve Bernstein & Hot 9. BROOKLYN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC: 58 7th Av. Park Slope. www.bqcm.org. 718622-3300. 1st Fri: 7pm $5 adm Open Stage. Nov 16: 8pm $10 adm Connection Works www.connectionworks.org presents Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open series feat Michel Gentile Qnt + Loren Stillman Qrt. BROOKLYN JAZZ UNDERGROUND: www.brooklynjazz.org. BROOKS 1890 RESTAURANT: 24-28 Jackson Av. Long Island City. Fri: 7-10pm Open Mic by Charles Sibirsky & Jon DeCesarez. BROWNSVILLE HERITAGE HOUSE: 581 Mother Gaston Blvd. Brooklyn. 718-3851111. 3rd Sat: 3-6pm free adm Wade Barnes Tribute Band.
CHEZ OSKAR: 211 Dekalb Av at Adelphie St. Fort Green. www.chezoskar.com. 718-8526250. Mon&Wed: 8-11pm free adm. Mon: Blue Vipers of Brooklyn; Wed: Sarah King & Smoke Rings. CLARET WINE BAR: 4602 Skillman Av at 46th St. Sunnyside. www.claretwinebar.com. 718937-7411. Sat: 9-12am. COMMONS: 388 Atlantic Av. Brooklyn. www.thecommonsbrooklyn.org. Nov 1: 8pm Strike Anywhere Performance Ens. CONNECTION WORKS: 718-369-6931. www.connectionworks.org. See Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. CUBANA SOCIAL: 70 N 6th St. Williamsburg. Brooklyn. www.cubanasocial.com. 718-7823334. Thurs: 9,10&11pm. DOUGLASS STREET MUSIC COLLECTIVE: 295 Douglass St (bet 3rd & 4th Avs). Park Slope. www.295douglass.org. Nov 26: 7pm $10adm Gowanus Co. FLUSHING TOWN HALL: 137-35 Northern Blvd. Flushing. www.flushingtownhall.com. 718-463-7700. Nov 6: 5pm Jazz Clinics, 7pm Jam; 22: Hendrik Meurkens Samba Jazz Qrt. FREDDY’S BAR: 627 5th Av (bet 17th & 18th Sts). Brooklyn. www.freddysbar.com. 718768-0131. HOPE & ANCHOR: 347 Van Brunt St. Red Hook. Brooklyn. www.hopeandanchorred hook.com. 718-237-0276. Wed: 7:30-10:30pm Jam w/Ray Scro Qrt. I-BEAM: 168 7th St. Brooklyn. info@ibeam broolyn.com. www.ibeambrooklyn.com. $10 don. Nov 1: David Scanlon Trio + Sean Ali & Koh Ohtera + Coco Karol & Koh; 2: Doggie Woof + Fay Victor & Tyshawn Sorey Duo; 3: Ben Gerstein Trio + Jackson/Reid/Erb & Nate Wooley; 9: XBOP; 11: Ross Hammond & Catherine Sikora Band; 22: Russ Lossing Trio; 23: Leila Adu + Aarron Siegle + Peter Kerlin Oct; 26: Denis Beuret & Elliott Levin Band; 30: Pearring Sound. INK WELL: 408 Rogers Av (bet Lefferts & Sterling Sts). www.inkwellcafe.com. Thurs: 7:30pm $5 adm. Nov 8: Andrea Wolper. JACK: 505 1/2 Waverly Av. Brooklyn. www.jack ny.org. Nov 13: 9pm Fay Victor Ens. JACKSON ROOM: 192-07 Linden Blvd. St Albans. www.jacksonroom.com. 718-5252387. Last Sat: 8&10pm $15 adm incl snacks/beverage. JALOPY: 315 Columbia St (Columbia Waterfront District). Brooklyn. www.jalopy.biz. 718-395-3214. JAZZ 966: 966 Fulton St. Brooklyn. 718-6386910X25. www.jazz966.com. Fri: 8pm $20 adm. KORZO RESTAURANT & BAR: 667 5th Av (bet 19th & 20th Sts). Brooklyn. 718-4991199. www.facebook.com/konceptions. Tues: 9:15&10:30pm $10 don/$10 min Konceptions Music series by James Carney. LAFAYETTE AVENUE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: 85 S. Oxford St. Fort Greene. Brooklyn. www.lapcbrooklyn.org. 718-6257515. Nov 24: 4pm Jazz Vesper feat Carla Cook, Janis Russell, Mike Weatherly & guests. LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY: 1 University Plaza. Brooklyn. www.liunet.edu/brooklyn. 718-488-1011. LOUIS ARMSTRONG HOUSE MUSEUM: 3456 107th St. Corona. 718-478-8274. www.louisarmstronghouse.org. $10 adm. Tues-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm: Guided Tours. PANE E VINO: 174 Smith St at Warren. Brooklyn. www.panevinony.com. 718-5011010. Sun: 7-10pm Carl Thompson Gp w/Virginia Mayhew.
QUEENS LIBRARY LANGSTON HUGHES: 100-01 Northern Blvd. Corona. 718-651-1100. www.queenslibrary.org. Nov 9: 2-4pm Carol Sudhalter & Astoria Big Band. ROULETTE: 509 Atlantic Av at 3rd Av. www.roulette.org. 212-219-8242. Nov 13: 8pm Taylor Ho Bynum. RUSTIK NEIGHBORHOOD TAVERN: 417 DeKalb Ave. www.rustiktavern.com. 347406-9700. 1st Tues: 8pm $5 adm Jam w/Eric Frazier. SANKOFA ABAN BED & BREAKFAST: 107 Macon St at Nostrand Av. Brooklyn. 917-7049237. www.sankofaaban.com. Fri-Sat: 8pm $30 adm incl 1 drink BrownstoneJAZZ. Nov 1: Kathy Farmer; 2: Marion Cowings; 8: Melba Joyce; 9: Keisha St. Joan; 15: Ray Blue; 16: Frank Senior; 22: Willie Martinez; 23: Ty Stephens; 29: Annette St John; 30: Patsey Grant. SHAPESHIFTER LAB: 18 Whitwell Pl. Brooklyn. www.shapeshifterlab.com. 646820-9452. Adm varies. Nov 1: 7pm NJP; 17: 9:30pm Seung-Hee Qnt; 19: 9:30pm Joshua Shneider Love Speaks Orch. SISTAS’ PLACE: 456 Nostrand Av at Jefferson Av. Brooklyn. 718-398-1766. www.sistasplace.org. Sat: 9&10:30pm $30/25 adm. Nov 2: Brandon Sanders Gp; 9: Ahmed Abdulllah & Diaspora; 16: Nioka Workman Fiery Strings feat Mala Waldron; 23: Charles Tolliver Qrt. TEA LOUNGE: 837 Union St (bet 6th & 7th Avs). Park Slope. www.tealoungeny.com. 718-7892762. Wed: 9pm free adm Tea And Jam. TERRAZA 7 TRAIN CAFÉ: 40-19 Gleane St. Elmhurst. www.terrazacafe.com. 718-8039602. Sets: 9:30pm unless otherwise noted. $5 adm. Sun: 9pm-12am Jam w/John Benítez; 3rd Thurs: Victor Prieto. Nov 5: Manhattan Vibes; 6: Pedro Giraudo Sxt. TWO STEPS DOWN RESTAURANT: 240 Dekalb Av. Brooklyn. 718-399-2020. www.twostepsdown.com. $10 adm/1 drink min. 2nd Sun: 6-9pm Steve Cromity Trio & guests + open mic. UNIVERSAL TEMPLE: 9502 Ditmas Av. Brooklyn. Nov 10: $20 adm incl buffet Baritone Saxophones w/Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch. WILLIAMSBURG MUSIC CENTER: 367 Bedford Av. Brooklyn. www.wmcjazz.org. 718-384-1654. 10pm-2am. Fri: free adm/2 drink min Jam w/Gerry Eastman Qnt & friends; Sat: $10 adm Greyson Hackleman. Nov 3: 7pm Seiki Yukimoto Band; 10: Isamu McGregor. YORK COLLEGE: 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. Jamaica. www.york.cuny.edu. 718-262-2000. ZE COUCH: 533 Ocean Av #6D. Flatbush. Brooklyn. http://www.pascalniggenkem per.com/ze_couch.html. Nov 3: Koh Ohtera, Steve Dalachinky & Charity Chan.
NEW YORK STATE 76 HOUSE: 110 Main St. Tappan. 845-3595476. www.76house.com. Wed: 8-11pm free adm Quintets w/Mark Hagan & feat artists + Jam. Nov 6: Lee Green; 13: Mike Dopazo; 20: Rob Scheps; 27: Andy Gravish & Tim Armacost. ALOR CAFÉ: 2110 Richmond Rd. 718-3511101. www.alorcafe.com. ALVIN & FRIENDS: 14 Memorial Hwy. New Rochelle. www.alvinandfriendsrestaurant. com. 914-654-6549. Fri: 7:30-10:30pm Alexander McCabe Trio. BASS LINE: 130E 1st St. Mount Vernon.
www.basslineclub.com. 914-699-1722. 2 drink min. Wed: 9pm-1am $10 adm Allen Eicker Piano Trio; Fri: 9pm-1am free adm Takeshi Ogura Trio feat Dule Jones. BEANRUNNER CAFÉ: 201 S Division & Esther St. Peekskill. 914-737-1701. www.beanrunnercafe.com. Fri-Sat: 810:30pm $10 adm. Nov 1: Orlando Marin & Last Mambo King; 2: Clifton Anderson Qrt; 8: Tony Jefferson & Groovocity; 9: Gerry Malkin Qrt; 15: Frank Kohl Qrt; 16: Todd Londagin Band; 22: Bianca Trio; 23: Don Falzone Qrt. CARNEGIE ROOM: At Nyack Library. 59 S Broadway. Nyack. www.rcjbs.org. Nov 22: 7:30pm Lynn Stein Trio. CHAPEL OF OUR LADY RESTORATION: 45 Market St. Cold Spring. 845-265-5537. www.chapelofourlady.com. Nov 1: 7:30pm Rob Scheps & Jerry Dodgion Qnt. ELEMENTS: 161 Mamaroneck Av. White Plains. www.elementswhiteplains.com. 914358-4930. Tues: 6:30-9:30pm. Nov 5: Annette St John Trio; 12: tba; 19: Michael Friedman Qrt; 26: tba. FALCON ARTS: 1348 Rte 9 West. Marlboro. www.liveatthefalcon.com. 845-236-7970. $20 don suggested. Sets: 7pm unless otherwise noted, Opening act (Op); Sun 10am2pm Brunch (B). Nov 1: Slide Brothers; 2: Ignacio Berroa Trio; 3: B w/JB & Soul Jazz + Op w/Lexie Roth Band + Arlen Roth Band; 6: Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman; 7: Steve Marche-Tormé & Snap! Sizzle! Pop!; 8: Op w/Dan LaVoie + Alexis P. Suter Band; 9: Pedrito Martinez Gp; 10: B w/The Compact + Guy Davis & Professor Louie; 11: Mark Hummel & Golden State Lone Star Revue; 14: Waterfall; 15: Op w/Fido + Scott Sharrard & Brickyard Band; 16: Op w/Natalie Forteza + KJ Denhert & New York Unit; 17: B w/Gustafer Yellowgold & Rachel Loshak + MAZZ@TheFalcon Presents Mason Bell; 20: David Bixler & Arturo O'Farrill Auction Project; 21: Mad Satta; 22: Op w/Parc X Trio + Oz Noy Trio; 23: David Johansen & Brian Koonin Duo; 24: B w/Erik Lawrence Qrt + Paul Green Rock Academy Show Band; 27: MAZZSTOCK ALL*STAR BAND Benefit; 29: Joe Lovano & friends; 30: Soñando. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: 10 Academy St. Cold Spring. 845-265-3220. www.presbychurchcoldspring.org. Nov 16: 5:30pm Jazz Vespers. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: 199N Columbus Av at E Lincoln Av. Mount Vernon. www.pjsjazz.org. 914-636-4977. $18/12 adm. Ev 2nd Sun: 5:15-9pm Second Sunday Jazz series. Nov 10: Jay Hoggard. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF PHILLIPSTOWN: 10 Academy St. Cold Spring. www.presbychurchcoldspring.org. 845-265-3220. Free adm. Nov 16: 5:30-7pm Jazz Vespers feat Rob Scheps Trio. GREENWOOD LAKE LIBRARY: 79 Waterstone Rd. www.gwllibrary.org. 845-477-8377. Nov 7: 7pm Jed Levy & Bob Wylde Jazz Qrt. HARVEST ON HUDSON: 1 River St. Hastings. www.harvest2000.com. 914-478-2800. Thurs: 7pm. HIGH FALLS CAFÉ: 12 Stone Dock Rd. High Falls. 845-687-2699. www.highfallscafe.com. Ev other Sun: 12-3pm. Nov 10: Terry Blaine Trio; 24: Eddie Diehl Duo. IRVINGTON TOWN HALL THEATER: 85 Main St. Irvington. www.westjazzorch.org. 914-591-6602. $35/30/10 adm. Nov 16: Westchester Jazz Orch feat Deanna Witkowski. continued on page 35
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NEW JERSEY JAZZ Gary Walker, “Morning Jazz Host”, WBGO, 88.3 FM/wbgo.org DIANNE REEVES EXIT 0 JAZZ FESTIVAL / NOVEMBER 8 Dianne Reeves says, "I sing the things that feel good inside of me." For the four-time Grammy winner, this approach has moved audiences around the world to become true fans, with no need for the press nudging machinery of today. Sure, she listened to the great singers and players as she was coming up, but with uniqueness as the driving force. Reeves does this nightly by being blessed with an instrument and a curiosity that celebrate improvisation, which lends her comfort level to working extensively with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, recording with the Chicago Symphony, tributes to Sarah Vaughan and Billy Strayhorn, appearing in movies or in a touring foursome tribute to Nina Simone. In Cape May, Reeves will simply sing what feels good inside, and give festival goers a preview of her 2014 release Beautiful Life. PAQUITO D'RIVERA DORTHAAN'S PLACE AT NJPAC / NOVEMBER 10 When you approach the front door of Paquito D'Rivera's New Jersey home, you see them in the window—two Grammy awards. There are nine more inside, the result of hard work which started at age ten playing with the National Theater Orchestra in his birthplace of Havana, Cuba. He would found the ground-breaking group Irakere; and, with Dizzy Gillespie, originate the United Nation Orchestra, showcasing the Latin and Caribbean influences with jazz. His dedication to jazz on both alto sax and clarinet has produced more than 30 albums as leader. When given a Lifetime Achievement award in 1991, D'Rivera remarked, "What is this? Am I done?" He's not, and for this brunch-time performance he'll bring his astonishing skills and his sense of humor to play with pianist Alon Yavnai, trumpeter Diego Urcola, bassist Oscar Stagnaro and drummer Mark Walker. AKIKO TSURUGA MAKEDA / NOVEMBER 7 Lou Donaldson calls her "Queen of the Organ." Jazz Times says "she's the real deal." Since coming from Osaka, Japan to the U.S. a dozen years ago, organist Akiko Tsuruga spread her wings, with sold-out appearances at top clubs and three CDs; with the latest, Sakura (American Showplace) getting Top Ten attention. Tsuruga has been working toward today since age three, when her parents bought her a piano. Hearing Jimmy Smith's record The Cat led Tsuruga to become wholly familiar with the grease of the greats including her mentor Dr. Lonnie Smith. On stage it's a spirited approach: from a slow boil, to make the walls sweat, to go to church. She does it all with a presence that makes you glad you're in the audience. Tsuruga will be joined by tenor saxophonist Myron Walden, guitarist Matt Chertkoff and drummer Tommy Campbell. VICTOR JONES CLINTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL / NOVEMBER 2 Growing up in Newark, Victor Jones' first brush with music was the trumpet. He soon put it down and picked up the brushes and sticks, eventually becoming one of the world's outstanding drummers. Jones has spent time-making with Stan Getz, Lou Donaldson, Richie Cole, Chaka Khan and Woody Shaw, among many others, taking him from Newark to the Kennedy Center to Royal Albert Hall. With a strong foundation Jones is constantly looking ahead. "I always try to stay in touch with new trends in music. Jazz runs the risk of losing its edge otherwise," he says. Victor Jones' universe of rhythm includes bebop, hip-hop, R&B and soul. Jones will bring the beats to Maplewood for a WBGO Kids Concert with pianist Dylan Meek, bassist Alex Blake and vocalist Taiko.
Reeves photo by Jerris Madison, D'Rivera by Michael O'Neill, Tsuruga by John Abbott
NEW JERSEY BY COUNTY BERGEN FABULOUS APPETIZERS: 16 Glen Rd. Rutherford. www.fabulousappetizers.com. 201-933-6373. Sat: 6:30pm. GLEN ROCK INN: 222 Rock Rd. Glen Rock. 201-445-2362. Thurs: 7pm Duos. Nov 7: Vic Cenicola & Ellen LaFurn; 14: Jim DeAngelis & Steve Lucas; 21: Muzzy & Bob McHugh. MAHWAH PUBLIC LIBRARY: 100 Ridge Rd. Mahwah. 201-529-2183. Nov 3: 2-4pm free adm Marlene VerPlanck. PUFFIN CULTURAL FORUM: 20 Puffin Way. Teaneck. www.puffinculturalforum.org. 201836-8923. Nov 2: 8pm Lenore Raphael Trio; 10: 4pm Tim Horner Dectet. SOLARI’S: 61 River St. Hackensack. 201-4871969. Ev 1st Tues: One More Once Big Band. STONY HILL INN: 231 Polifly Rd. Hackensack. www.stonyhillinn.com. 201-342-4085. Nov 9&30: 8pm-12am Betty Liste Qrt. WATERSIDE: 7800 B River Rd. North Bergen. www.watersiderestaurantandcatering.com. 201-861-0700. Sun: 12-3pm Jazz Brunch. CAPE MAY EXIT 0 INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL: Cape May. www.exit0jazzfest.com. 888-9431864. Nov 7: Charenee Wade & Aaron Diehl; 8: Aaron Diehl Qrt, Bruce Barth & Gary Bartz Duo, Dianne Reeves, Frederic Yonnet, Lakecia Benjamin, Meadows, Pacific Orch, Robin McKelle & Flytones; 9: Alicia Olatuja, Alidu, Eddie Palmieri, Etienne Charles, Frank Bey, Jaimeo Brown & Transcendence, Jana Herzen & Charnett Moffett Duo, Joe Locke, Kenny Garrett Qnt, Marc Cary Focus Trio, Robin McKelle & Flytones; 10: Frank Bey, Henry Butler, Matuto. ESSEX BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH: 275W Market St. Newark. www.bethany-newark.org. 973623-8161. Nov 2: 6-7:30pm Jazz Vespers feat Cellist Akua Dixon Turre. CLINTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: 27 Berkshire Rd. Maplewood. 973-378-7686. www.clintonelementary.org. Nov 2: 12:30pm WBGO Kids Jazz Concert series feat Victor Jones Orchestrio. CODA KITCHEN & BAR: 177 Maplewood Av. Maplewood. www.codamaplewood.com. 973-327-2247. Sun: 12-3pm Jazz Brunch feat Lee Glantz. DINOSAUR BAR-B-QUE: 224 Market St. Newark. www.dinosaurbarbque.com. 862214-6100. Thurs: 5:30-8:30pm free adm Thursday Night Jazz series. Nov 7: Bob DeVos Organ Qrt. DORTHAAN’S PLACE: At Nico Kitchen + Bar in NJPAC. 1 Center St. Newark. 888-466-5722. www.njpac.org. Nov 10: 12pm $45/15 adm Jazz Brunch feat Paquito D’Rivera Qnt. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH: 40S Fullerton Ave. Montclair. 973-744-6560, www.outpostintheburbs.org. Nov 3: 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. Nov 9: Bossa Brasil®. HIGHLAND PLACE/CRANE’S: 5 Highland Pl. Maplewood. www.hpcranes.com. 973-7633083. Nov 4&18: Glenn Franke BigBand. 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 www.jazzhousekids.org. MCLOONE’S BOATHOUSE: 9 Cherry Ln at Northfield Av. West Orange. 862-252-7108. www.mcloonesboathouse.com. Sun: 10:30 am-3:30pm Jazz Brunch feat Doug Clarke Duo. MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY: 1 Normal Av. Montclair. 973-655-4000. www.mont clair.edu. NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 1 Center St. Newark. 888-466-5722. www.njpac.org. Nov 2: Tony Desare; 4-10: James Moody Democracy of Jazz Fest. Nov 4: Jimmy Heath Qrt; 6: Dave Stryker Organ Trio; 8: Jazz meet Samba feat Sérgio Mendes w/spec guests; 9: Vince Giordano & Nighthawks + Dianne Reeves, Al Jarreau, Jeffrey Osborne, Gerald Albright & Cyrille Aimée w/Christian McBride Big Band & Melissa Walker; 10: Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. PALAZZO RESTAURANT: 11 S Fullerton Av. Montclair. www.palazzonj.com. 973-7466778. Fri-Sat: 7-10:30pm. Nov 16&23: Betty Liste. PAPILLON 25: 25 Valley St. South Orange. 973-761-5299. www.papillon25.com. PRIORY JAZZ CLUB: 233W Market St. Newark. 973-242-8012. Fri: 7-11pm. PRIVATE PLACE LOUNGE: 29 S Center St. Orange. www.privateplacelounge.com. 973675-6620. Sun: 7:30-11:30pm. RUTGERS UNIVERSITY: Institute of Jazz Studies. 185 University Av. Newark. www.rutgers.edu. 973-353-5595. SOPAC: 1 SOPAC Way. South Orange. 973-3132787. www.sopacnow.org. Nov 17: 7pm Jazz in the Loft series feat Bob DeVos. SUZYQUE’S BBQ & BAR: 34 S Valley Rd. West Orange. www.suzyques.com. 973-7367899. Free adm. Tues: 7:30-10:30pm free adm Greg Bufford Gp; Sun 1-5pm Yvette Glover. TRUMPETS: 6 Depot Square. Montclair. 973744-2600. www.trumpetsjazz.com. 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. Nov 1: Kate Baker & Vic Juris Qt; 2: Mel Davis Organ Trio; 13: Diane Moser & Composers Big Band; 30: Dave Stryker Organ Trio. WBGO: 54 Park Pl. Newark. www.wbgo.org. 973-624-8880. HUDSON CASA DANTE: 737 Newark Av. Jersey City. 201-795-2750. www.casadante.com. Fri: 6:30pm. LIBERTY HOUSE RESTAURANT: 82 Audrey Zapp Dr. Jersey City. 201-395-0300. www.libertyhouserestaurant.com. Sun: 11:30am-2:30pm Jazz Brunch w/Don Carter. LIGHT HORSE TAVERN: 199 Washington St. Jersey City. www.lighthorsetavern.com. 201-946-2028. Sun: 6-10pm. MADAME CLAUDE: 364 1/2 4th St. Jersey City. www.madameclaudecafe.com. 201876-8800. Thurs: 8pm Manouche Bag. NEW JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY: 2039 Kennedy Blvd. Jersey City. www.njcu.edu. 201-200-2000. PILSENER HAUS & BIERGARTEN: 1422 Grand St. Hoboken. 201-683-5465. www.pilsenerhaus.com. Nov 14: 8pm Swingadelic.
MERCER CANDLELIGHT LOUNGE: 24 Passaic St. Trenton. www.candlelightevents.way.to. 609-695-9612. Sat: 3:30-7:30pm free adm/$10 min. www.jazztrenton.com. Nov 2: Lady CiCi; 9: Daryl Yokley; 16: Web T; 23: Landom Brothers; 30: Jason Marshall. JAZZNIGHTS SERIES: www.jazznights princeton.com. 53 Clarke Ct. Princeton. email@example.com. Nov 16: 8pm Jill McCarron Trio. PRINCETON UNIVERSITY: Princeton. 609258-4241. www.princeton.edu/music. SALT CREEK GRILLE: At Forrestal Village. 1 Rockingham Row at Rte 1. Princeton. 609419-4200. www.saltcreekgrille.com. Fri-Sat: 7-11pm. Nov 1: Keith Franklin; 2: Jerry Topinka; 8: Mikey Jr.; 9: Andy McDonough; 15: Tom Fuller Trio; 16: Rainbow Fresh; 22: 3D; 23: Gyrl Band; 29: Tom Adams; 30: Richard & Daria Band. MIDDLESEX DESTINATION DOGS: 101 Paterson St. New Brunswick. www.destinationdogs.com. 732993-1016. Free adm. 1st Fri: 9pm-12am New Brunswick Groove Fusion feat Matt Echols. HYATT HOTEL: 2 Albany St. New Brunswick. www.newbrunswick.hyatt.com. 732-8731234. Wed: 8-10:30pm. Nov 6: Emily Asher Gp; 20: Kate Baker Gp. LA TAVOLA CUCINA RISTORANTE: 700 Old Bridge Tpke. South River. 732-238-2111. www.latavolacucinanj.com. Thurs: 7:30pm Jam. MAKEDA: 338 George St. New Brunswick. 732545-5115. www.makedas.com. Thurs: 811pm free adm/$5 min. Nov 7: Akiko Tsuruga Qrt; 14: Todd Bashore Qrt; 21: Myron Walden Qrt. NOVITA: 25 New St. Metuchen. 732-549-5306. www.novitanj.com. Sets: Thurs: 6pm; FriSat 7pm. Thurs: Champian Fulton; Fri: Lou Watson; Sat: George Fitzsimmons. PJ’S COFFEE: 315 Raritan Av. Highland Park. www.ptsofnj.com. 732-828-2323. Sun: 1-5pm Jazz Groove Jam. STEAKHOUSE 85: 85 Church St. New Brunswick. www.steakhouse85.com. 732247-8585. Fri-Sat 7-11pm. TUMULTY’S: 361 George St. New Brunswick. www.tumultys.com. 732-545-6205. Tues: 8pm + 9:30pm Jam. Nov 5: Tucker Flythe Band; 12: Mike Winnicki Band; 19: Gusten Rudolph Band. MONMOUTH COUNT BASIE THEATRE: 99 Monmouth St. Red Bank. www.countbasietheatre.org. 732842-9000. Nov 7: 8pm Bobby McFerrin. GIAMANO’S: 301 Main St. Bradley Beach. 732775-4275. www.giamanos.com. Free adm/no min. MORRIS BICKFORD THEATRE: 6 Normandy Heights Rd. Morristown. 973-971-3706. Concerts 89:30pm. www.njjs.org. Nov 4: Chuck Anderson Trio; 13: Bickford Benefit Band Reunion feat Dan Levinson, Bria Skonberg, Joe Midiri & Jim Fryer. HIBISCUS RESTAURANT: 270 South St. Morristown. www.hibiscuscuisine.com. 973359-0200. Sets: Tues 6-9pm, Fri 7-10pm, Sun Brunch 12-3pm. Nov 15: Betty Liste Trio w/Bill Robinson.
MAYO CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS: 100 South St. Morristown. www.mayoarts.org. 973-539-8008. Nov 17: 7:30pm Tony Bennett; 24: 3pm Swingin' The Benny Goodman Songbook feat Terry Blaine & Allan Vaché. NEW JERSEY JAZZ SOCIETY: 800-303NJJS. www.njjs.org. SHANGHAI JAZZ: 24 Main St. Madison. 973822-2899. www.shanghaijazz.com. Free adm. Sets: Tues 6:30-8:30pm, Wed-Thurs 79:30pm, Fri-Sat 6:30&8:45pm. Closed Mon. Nov 1: Nicki Denner Trio; 2: Helio Alves Trio; 3: Alison Kurtz w/Arturo Trio; 6: Bucky Pizzarelli; 8-9: Steve Turre Qrt; 17: Bill Charlap; 23: King Solomon Hicks Qrt feat Jeff Levine; 29: Rob Paparozzi. PASSAIC BELLISSIMO’S: 1 Newark Pompton Tpke (Rte 23). Little Falls. www.bellissimos-nj.com. 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. PATERSON LIBRARY: 250 Bway. Paterson. 973-321-1223. Nov 2: 2pm free adm Hilliard Greene In & Out Ens. WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY: 300 Pompton Rd. Wayne. www.wpunj.edu. 973720-2371. 8pm sets. Nov 8: Jimmy Heath w/WP Jazz Orch dir by David Demsey; 15: Ken Peplowski. SUSSEX STANHOPE HOUSE: 45 Main St. Stanhope. 973-347-7777. www.stanhopehousenj.com. Nov 15: 8pm Bob Wylde & Jed Levy Qrt. UNION 16 PROSPECT WINE BAR & BISTRO: 16 Prospect St. Westfield. 908-232-7320. www.16prospect.com. Free adm/no min. Thurs: 8-11pm Carrie Jackson & friends. CROSSROADS: 78 North Av. Garwood. 908232-5666. www.xxroads.com. Tues: 9pm free adm Jam w/Crossroads All Stars. ROBIN’S NEST: 3103 Tremley Point Rd. Linden. www.robinsnestrhythmandblues. com. 908-275-3043. Sun: Cool Jazz Jam w/Don Williams. VAN GOGH’S EAR CAFÉ: 1017 Stuyvesant Av. Union. www.vangoghsearcafe.com. 908810-1844. Sun: 8pm $4 adm. Nov 3: Dave Hessel Qrt; 17: Groove Apparatus; 24: Trio Django.
PENNSYLVANIA/DELAWARE DEER HEAD INN: 5 Main St. Delaware Water Gap, PA. www.deerheadinn.com. 570-4242000. Sets: Thurs 8-11pm, Fri-Sat 7-11pm, Sun 5-8pm. Adm varies. Residency (R): Thurs Jam w/Bill Goodwin & friends Qrt. Nov 1: B.D. Lenz; 2: Five Play; 3: Dave Roper Trio; 7: R; 8: Bobby Avey Qrt; 9: Phil Woods & friends; 10: Michael Stephans Book Signing; 14: R; 15: Spencer Reed & Not All Blues Band; 16: Nancy Reed Duo; 17: Vicki Doney & Bill Washer; 21: R; 22: Co-op Bop; 23: Houston Person & Dave Leonhardt; 24: continued on page 37
Passionate Player By Ken Dryden AXOPHONIST GARY BARTZ HAD a strong musical connection through his familyâ€”his parents owned a jazz club and his uncle knew many of the jazz musicians who came to his hometown, Baltimore. Bartz began alto saxophone lessons while in elementary school, recalling, "My parents didn't play instruments, but there was always music at home. I loved Louis Jordan's sound, but then I heard Charlie Parker. Once I heard Bird at the age of six, I knew what I wanted to do in life. "During high school I met Max Roach and other players. I sat in with Max when I was around 14; he gave me his phone number and told me to look him up when I got to New York. I did so when I arrived and he looked out for me," Bartz says. He attended Peabody in Baltimore and then left home to study at Juilliard, majoring in classical composition for two years. Bartz spent many evenings checking out jazz clubs. A query about working with Charles Mingus provoked a chuckle. Bartz quipped, "It was dicey; you never knew what you were going to get with Mingus. He led an improvised big band at the Village Gate. He would send word out inviting us to play, though I didn't get paid. I worked in his big band and in small groups for Jazzmobile. Eric Dolphy was in the band. I started practicing with Eric every Wednesday, playing duets. He and I didn't find many musicians who liked to do that." Although Bartz was living in NYC, it was a trip home that led to his recording debut. "My parents bought a club in Baltimore in 1960 and I started commuting down on weekends. I joined Max Roach for two weeks there. When Art Blakey played the club, my friend John Hicks was his pianist and he was trying to get me in the band. John Gilmore was leaving, so my dad called and invited me to come sit in with them. I already knew Lee Morgan, who was also in the band. Art liked me and I joined him right there." Bartz made his recording debut on Blakey's Soulfinger in 1965 and appeared on Max Roach's Members Don't Get Weary in 1968. The saxophonist's longest working relationship is with McCoy Tyner, whom he met in 1960 when the pianist was in the Jazztet. "I forget how I ended up working with him. Anytime that John Coltrane was playing, I was there and I'd talk to McCoy. After he went out on his own, I started playing with him in the mid-sixties." They have shared the stage and recorded together many times over the past four-plus decades.
Bartz resents it when people say he is improvising. "The greatest soloists were not improvisers. They were composing on the spot, based on 30 or 40 years of study. When you put a solo together, you must have a great beginning, great thematic material and a great ending. You don't play off the top of your head, which is what improvising means. You follow the ideas as they evolve and don't let them go," he says. "I approach writing songs and playing solos the same way. My approach will change each night, but I've thought about them long before I play them." The invitation to join the quartet Sphere, which had disbanded after the death of Charlie Rouse in 1988, is a source of pride for Bartz. The reconstituted group, with founding members Kenny Barron, Buster Williams and Ben Riley, added the saxophonist in 1997 and the band toured through 2002, producing two recordings. Bartz laments, "For some reason, we didn't pursue it as we should have; it was such a great band. We released one, but I think the second is even better, though it's still in the can." Bartz has several projects planned for release on his OYO label. "There is a second Coltrane Rules album, plus a Woody Shaw recording made during Christmas and New Years of 1986 at a Baltimore club I was booking. Then Larry Willis and I are working on a classical composition I've arranged into more of a solo compositional piece." At Smoke, the quartet will include his regular bassist, James King, and drummer Greg Bandy. Sullivan Fortner, a recent graduate of Oberlin where Bartz teaches, will substitute for his regular pianist, Barney McCall. "I'd like to see Sullivan get more notoriety." Gary Bartz will play at Smoke on Nov. 1-2 with pianist Sullivan Fortner, bassist James King and Greg Bandy on the drums.
Exemplifying Samba Meets Jazz By Ken Franckling RUMPETER CLAUDIO RODITI has been blending jazz with samba and T other rhythms from his native Brazil throughout his career as a fine bandleader, first-call bebop trumpeter and big band section player. He has 17 recordings as a leader and many others as a sideman. Roditi also remains busy as a jazz composer and an educator involved in high schooland college-level clinics and a variety of workshops. The Brazilian side of his playing will be in the spotlight at Jazz at Kitano. He will be featured with three other faculty members from the Samba Meets Jazz workshop that's held in Bar Harbor ME. One of several workshops that grew out of the Guitar Intensives summer program that Alice Schiller began at the College of the Atlantic in 2002, the Samba Meets Jazz workshop, added an international session in Rio de Janeiro and Paraty Brazil three years ago. Blending musical fire with deep feeling and precise articulation, Roditi has been a mainstay on the New York jazz scene for more than 35 years. Clifford Brown and Lee Morgan have been among his strongest stylistic influences. Roditi came to the United States in 1970 from his native Rio to study at the Berklee College of Music and launch his career. In the earliest years, when based in either Boston or the Big Apple, he performed with some of his trumpet heroes. In Boston he was able to sit in with Roy Eldridge, Clark Terry, Howard McGhee and Bobby Hackett when they came to town. "The only one that I regret I never saw live was Lee Morgan. He didn't play Boston that first year after I came from Brazil. I never got to see him before he was killed in 1971." After moving to New York in 1976, he became a section player in trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie's United Nation Orchestra, an experience he cherishes for opening many doors for him. "I got to play with Freddie Hubbard and Red Rodney. We were the three trumpets on a Slide Hampton-led big band tour to Europe to pay tribute to Dizzy while he was sick," Roditi says. "It was just unbelievable. To be playing alongside Freddie—one of my greatest idols—was a gas." A two-time Grammy nominee—in 1995 for his "Symphonic Bossa Nova" and in 2010 as Best Latin Jazz Album for Brazilliance X4—Roditi may be one of the few common threads between Gillespie, Horace Silver, Herbie Mann, Gary Bartz, Michael Franks and McCoy Tyner. He was a sideman on recording projects between 1987 and 2007 on which they were the
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leaders. "I have been very fortunate in being able to work with straight-ahead jazz, Latin and Brazilian musicians," Roditi says. The Kitano gig, billed as a Samba Meets Jazz Open House, is a performance and jam session-style party to celebrate the sixyear-old workshop. Roditi will perform with Samba Meets Jazz artistic director, bassist Nilson Matta, and faculty colleagues Matt King and Fernando Saci before a jam session with New York-area workshop participants. Roditi taught at the Bar Harbor workshop for the first time this year and has accepted an invitation to return in 2014. "They are specializing in Brazilian music but there's also a little bit of Latin jazz, which involves Cuban and Puerto Rican music. This program is a workshop mostly for adults. A lot of people are not professional musicians but they want to learn how to play these different styles of music. They have a lot of curiosity," Roditi says. "One of the things that inspires a teacher is to have someone sincerely interested in what you have to say and ask you questions. It gives you more ideas, also." Roditi, now 67, says he has been spending a lot of his time writing new compositions, some of them for his newest brass acquisition, a piccolo trumpet (best known in Baroque music), to supplement his flugelhorn and rotary-valve trumpet. "It is another voice, another color," he says. "The piccolo is literally half the size in length than the regular trumpet. Consequently, it continued on page 37
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Madeline Eastman, Jazz at Kitano
A way with words To keep your material unique, sometimes you've got to write your own lyrics and arrangements, says the San Franciscobased singer Madeline Eastman. She's found that even existing lyrics can use a tweak on occasion. "Certainly, some things fall trippingly off your tongue, but others feel awkward. That's the lovely thing about having the freedom in the jazz genre to rephrase it so it makes sense, while being respectful of the melody. It has got to be believable," Eastman says. "Carmen McRae was a master of that. She was the guiding light for me when I started. She resonated with me and still does." When listening to McRae's way with a lyric, "I believed her more than any other singer. I heard the truth when I listened to her." Eastman's always discovering new material. "I follow my noseâ€”I'll research a song someone else is singing, listen to other music by that singer, listen to other singers who have done the same tunes. Before you know it, I'm 25 steps removed from the simple little ditty I was trying to wrap my brain around." The inspiration to write lyrics usually comes from "listening to a real bitchin' instrumental," such as Horace Silver's "Creation," Art Blakey's "United" or Coltrane's "Mr. Day," which recently got the Eastman treatment with words about unplugging from our electronic devices and being more present and available to our fellow human beings. "It's not preachy; it's funny," she says. She should know funny: Eastman's early career included Nevada showroom gigs opening for legendary comedians. "I had the honor of being put down by Don Rickles," she says with a laugh. "That was so much fun; he was the nicest guy in the world." Expect to hear a mix of material including "standards people will recognize," when Eastman hits Jazz at Kitano on Nov. 16. Expansive vision Flutist/composer Jamie Baum put out two septet recordings over the years, but as
she worked on tunes for her new CD, In This Life (SunnySide), she realized she wanted to incorporate more instruments, including guitar, congas and tablaâ€”and the Septet+ was born. "I wanted people to hear this as a continuation or evolution of the septet, connected to the other recordings, but expanded." Though the material is South Asian-inspired, "I wasn't looking for traditional players, since I was taking the influences and using them in my own way. I wanted people with knowledge and awareness of this kind of music." Baum says that when she brings new compositions to great musicians, "If I don't say a lot, they'll bring a lot to the music, take it to another level. They'll create something in the momentâ€”the magic you're looking for." With originals, "It makes a huge difference if they have time to feel the parts, where they can feel more free." This familiarity with the material makes an audible difference in the recording: "You'll hear the music more than the individual musician," she says. "Everyone is working to create a vibe, a feeling, a sound, an energy, versus hearing particular musicians standing out." Baum credits the CD's co-producer, jazz stalwart Richie Beirach, with lending a hand in the studio and post-production. Baum studied with Beirach in the 1990s and he has become a good friend and mentor. "When you've been working on a project for a long time, it can be hard to have perspective. It was great to have an outside person who is such a tremendous musician, with such a depth of knowledge about music and a good understanding of mixing, levels and balance. And it's helpful that he's been on a million recordings." Baum and her Septet+ will celebrate the release of In This Life and likely introduce some new compositions, at Jazz Standard Nov. 18.
Jamie Baum, Jazz Standard
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Her father played one as a hobby for about a decade and she and her brother both picked the sax for school band, "a natural choice," she recalls. Though Kreisberg started out studying classical music, she fell in love with jazz as a kid spending her summers at music camp. "As soon as I heard people improvise, I was bit by the jazz bug; I had to learn," she says. From that moment, "Though I was required to play classical, my heart was in jazz." Since then, Kreisberg has honed her chops in many jazz, Latin and klezmer bands and recently co-founded a jazz quintet, the Highliners, with singer Melissa Fogarty. "We were both happy with our projects and comfortable with sideperson gigs, but we both wanted a new shot in the arm creatively; we wanted to lead our own project," the saxophonist says. The Highliners have a jazz foundation, steeped in blues, swing, bop and Latin. "There's an alchemy of diversity in our musical backgrounds. We want to honor the standards, plus bring in something you wouldn't expect." Besides being on a Johnny Mandel kick, the Highliners repertoire includes a bluesy "House of the Rising Sun" and the Beatles' "Eight Days a Week." "Fogarty's arrangement kicks off with a walking bass intro; you wouldn't guess what it's going to be," Kreisberg says. Check out the Highliners at the Cornelia Street Café Nov. 24.
Debra Kreisberg, Cornelia Street Café
Catch and release Singer Fay Victor has a great month planned: She's in a duo setting at I-Beam with Tyshawn Sorey Nov. 2; join her in celebrating her new CD, Absinthe & Vermouth (Green Avenue Music), Nov. 13 at Jack in Brooklyn, and taking part in the improv series at RealArtWays in Hartford Nov. 16; and with Roswell Rudd at Le Poisson Rouge Nov. 24 … Kate Gentile plays drums with Marty Erlich at The Stone Nov. 13, as he fetes the release of A Trumpet in the Morning (New World Records) with a week-long residency. Gigs galore Five Play, including trumpeter Jami Dauber, will record their gig at the Deer Head Inn Nov. 2 … Linda Ciofalo sings at brunch at the North Square Nov. 3 … Help vocalist Marianne Solivan celebrate her November birthday at Zinc Bar Nov. 4, Zeb's Nov. 13 and Smalls Nov. 15 … Kate McGarry sings at the 55 Bar Nov. 7 … Maria Guida lifts her voice at the
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Metropolitan Room Nov. 8 … Vocalist Andrea Wolper plays Inkwell in Brooklyn Nov. 8 and The Bar Next Door Nov. 18 … Catch clarinetist Anat Cohen at Jazz at Kitano with Assaf Kehati Nov. 9 … Catherine Russell sings at the Allen Room Nov. 8-9 … Catch vocalist Melissa Hamilton at North Square's brunch Nov. 10 … Diane Moser's Composers Big Band celebrates the music of Pepper Adams at Trumpets Nov. 13 … Deanna Witkowski plays piano with the Westchester Jazz Orchestra at Irvington Town Hall Nov. 16 … Vicki Burns sings at Zinc Bar Nov. 18 … Saxophonist Chelsea Baratz hits the Blue Note Nov. 23. Record time It's always a treat to hear from keyboardist/composer Carla Bley's Trios (ECM) … Saxophonist Carla Marciano tunes in to her Stream of Consciousness (Alfa) … The Ali Ryerson Jazz Flute Big Band, with Holly Hofmann, Jamie Baum, Andrea Brachfeld and others, is a Game Changer (Capri) … Vocalist Lorraine Feather takes a look at Attachments (JazzedMedia) … Pianist Ayako Shirasaki looks to Some Other Time (Jan Matthies) … Vocalists Cheryl Bentyne and Mark Winkler exude West Coast Cool (Summit) … Nora McCarthy, a.k.a. A Small Dream in Red, sings In the Language of Dreams … Vocalist Gretchen Parlato is Live in NYC (ObliqSound) … Saxophonist Ada Rovatti joins in on Randy Brecker's CD/DVD set, The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion (Piloo) … The Ghost Train Orchestra, with violist Tanya Kalmanovitch and singers Yolanda Scott and Katie Seiler dig into The Book of Rhapsodies (Accurate) … Diane Hubka sings with West Coast Strings (SSJ), including guitarist Mimi Fox … Flutist Anne Drummond has put together a great band, including bassist Brandi Disterheft, for Revolving (Origin) … Harpist Zeena Parkins and pianist Myra Melford join Alex Cline on For People in Sorrow (CryptoGramophone); Melford has a new solo release Life Carries Me This Way (Firehouse 12) … Salutations to bassist Linda Oh's Sun Pictures (Greenleaf); she also makes herself heard on Chad Lefkowitz-Brown's Imagery Manifesto … Hear standards, originals and even a Led Zep song on trumpeter Carol Morgan's Retroactive (Blue Bamboo) … Saxophonist Marsha Heydt and the Project of Love are Diggin' the Day (Blujazz) … Guitarist Leni Stern and bassist Amanda Ruzza look for Phantom Fish with Sergio Galvao (Pimenta). And more Good vibes when Mika Stoltzman asks If You Believe … Cecile McLorin Salvant sings with the Mack Avenue SuperBand Live from the Detroit Jazz continued on page 37
HOT FLASHES By Seton Hawkins Musician-Booker's Corner Founded in 1938, Minton's Playhouse became a training ground for some of jazz's greatest talents in the 1940s and its nightly line-ups make a convincing case for the club's moniker as the birthplace of bebop. Shuttered in 1974, Minton's remained dormant for decades as a variety of initiatives and investors' attempts to reopen it sputtered, though a brief reopening took place from 2006 to 2010 under the ownership of Earl Spain. Now, businessman Richard D. Parsons, former chairman of Citigroup and former chairman and CEO of Time Warner, has taken the reins in an effort to reopen, revamp and revitalize Minton's and has brought on pianist Danny Mixon to curate the music. "I was recommended to interview with Dick Parsons," Mixon explains. "I was honored to be chosen to look into the job and so I put my proposal on the table with what I thought I could do. He looked it over and, after the second meeting, brought me on board." Mixon—himself a respected Jazz pianist who has established deep and lasting ties into the Harlem Jazz scene and its elders— certainly seems to be the man to tackle the musical job at Minton's. During his 12 years booking music at the Lenox Lounge, Mixon offered the stage to a rich mix of young talents but, in particular, gave much-needed work to some of jazz's legendary elders like Benny Powell, a focus that will continue at Minton's. "What Mr. Parsons wanted to do with Minton's really struck my heart," Mixon notes. "He wanted a certain sound in the club that related to what I did at Lenox Lounge, which was to ensure that some of the older jazz musicians could keep working. That was a primary goal for me and when Mr. Parsons said he wanted to do the same thing, I was over the moon about it!" As Parsons installs a full kitchen in the club and re-imagines the space in line with a supper club, Mixon has developed a stable, consistent line-up featuring two house bands at the club which opened on Oct. 21. Monday through Wednesday nights showcase pianist Ed Stoute's quartet, featuring bassist Alex Layne, drummer Leroy Williams and saxophonist Charles Davis. Rudy Lawless leads the band Thursday through Saturday, joined by pianist Bertha Hope, saxophonist Mike Camoia, guitarist Michael Howell and bassist Michael Max Fleming. While plans are in the works for late-night events, as well as a Sunday brunch, they have yet to be finalized. As much of Harlem continues to gentri-
fy and change rapidly, Mixon’s strategy to honor the area’s jazz history and legacy by promoting and actively supporting its elders and masters is quite appropriate. As the club opens its doors again, Mixon’s musical integrity, paired with a full menu and investment capital, may help put the club back on the map. As for Danny Mixon, he brings his enormous talent, paying homage to true jazz form and history when performing at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola on Nov. 12, joined by bassist Lisle Atkinson, saxophonist James Stewart, and drummer George Gray.
Jazz Festivals The Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium celebrates its 14th anniversary on Nov. 3 with a performance and award ceremony at the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation. Music will be provided by South African jazz trumpeter Lesedi Ntsane, who is joined by saxophonist Morris Goldberg, bassist Bakithi Kumalo, pianist Danny Bravo and drummer Matciek Schejbal. The evening will also mark the birth of the Jitu K. Weusi Founders Award, minted in honor of the consortium's late chairman, which will be given to Charles Ndabeni and Bongani Sibeko as the inaugural honorees. Visit www.centralbrooklynjazzconsortium.org for more information. Entering its second year, the NJPACproduced TD James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival kicks off on Nov. 4 with Jimmy Heath at the Bethany Baptist Church. The seven-day festival offers a diverse array of activities and events, including a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Amiri Baraka's seminal book Blues People: Negro Music in White America and an evening honoring the Village Vanguard's Lorraine Gordon. Performances by Sergio Mendes, Dave Stryker, continued on next page
FRESH TAKES By Angelo Di Loreto, student at the Manhattan School of Music Musical chemistry can be a cumbersome "science," but once a musician finds the personnel combination he/she feels suits the music best, the sky can be the limit for that group's potential. NYC-based trumpeter/composer John Raymond has worked out such a formula in a band he will be taking to Jazz at Kitano: guitarist Gilad Hekselman, bassist Aidan Carroll and drummer Austin Walker. Raymond cites the timeless dynamic of Art Farmer and Jim Hall's quartet as an influence on his band, particularly the album Interaction. "I've chosen to play regularly with this particular group of musicians because each of them possesses a sincerity and sensitivity in their playing that feels very similar for me to what Art Farmer and Jim Hall had together," he says. Raymond is looking to bring the band into the studio in the upcoming months, which will eventually yield his second album as a leader. At the Kitano, Raymond's band will perform classic tunes, arrangements of standards and some of his originals. In keeping with the strong influence of Farmer on this band, Raymond says he will only perform on flugelhorn, just as Farmer did on
Interaction. "I've fallen in love with doing so," he says. Hailed as a "prepossessing young trumpet player" by the New York Times, Raymond is a Minneapolis native who moved to New York in 2009 to attend SUNY Purchase for his master's degree. Recently, Raymond was a headliner in the 2012 Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT), as well as at the 2013 Winter Jazz Festival. In the past, he has performed with the likes of John Abercrombie and Maria Schneider.
paid to composers and artists—the library can be accessed at www.jazzleadsheets. com. Each month, Flushing Town Hall hosts a jazz jam and a jazz clinic. The free clinics are available to high school-age and older music students and feature members of the Queens Jazz OverGround teaching a variety of musical arrangements and charts. Students are invited to remain and observe the jam that follows in the evening, which is open to professional musicians and graduate students. The Queens Jazz OverGround leads the jam session and serves as house band. To learn more, visit www.flushingtownhall.org.
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Vince Giordano, Dianne Reeves, Christian McBride and Paquito D'Rivera will further enliven the festival, which concludes on Nov. 10 with the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. Visit www.njpac.org for more information. Following a national tour, the Django Reinhardt Festival makes its final stop in New York and sets up shop at Birdland Nov. 5-10. Throughout the evenings, European jazz masters like Ludovic Beier, Dorado Schmitt and Pierre Blanchard will share the bill with Freddie Cole, James Carter, Edmar Castañeda and others. To pick up tickets, visit www.djangobirdland.com. Jazz Education Grammy Award-winning producer Don Sickler recently launched Jazz Lead Sheets, an online library of accurately transcribed heads of great jazz works from the 1950s to present day, paired with correct chord progressions and audio samples. Aimed at providing a superior alternative to products like The Real Book—both in accuracy of the material and in royalties
Raymond photo by John Rogers
The John R a y m o n d Quartet with guitarist Gilad Hekselman, bassist Aidan Carroll and d r u m m e r Austin Walker performs at Jazz at Kitano on Nov. 21.
B A C K S T A G E PA S S JAZZ ANECDOTE BY BILL CROW Bill Crow's books " Jazz Anecdotes" and " From Birdland to Broadway" can be found at your favorite bookstore, and at www.billcrowbass.com along with many interesting photos and links. While Si Zentner's band was doing one-nighters in the 1960s, they played a rural bar in southern Virginia made from an old quonset hut. It was a rathole, but traveling bands occasionally filled in a midweek night there. The pianist sat down and ran a few arpeggios on the upright that stood on the bandstand. The lower and upper registers were badly out of tune, and the middle two octaves made no sound at all. He opened the front of the instrument and found that all the strings and hammers in the center of the piano had been chopped out. An axe was buried right over middle C with a note attached: "As a service to all the unfortunate guys that will occupy this bench on future gigs, I have performed the following service to the touring musical brotherhood. Nobody will EVER have to deal with this x%!&^%$ing piece of %$#& ever again." It was dated a week earlier, and signed: "Nat Pierce, Woody Herman Orchestra." NY LISTINGS... continued from page 25 JACK & LUNA’S CAFÉ: 3928 Main St. Stone Ridge. www.jackandlunas.com. 845-6879794. Nov 23: Mark Dziuba Trio. PIZZA PLACE: 92 Main St. Yonkers. 914-7091050. www.thepizzaplaceinc.com. Thurs: 7pm. QUINN’S: 330 Main St. Beacon. www.quinns beacon.com. Mon 8pm. Nov 4: Moon; 11: Karl Berger; 18: KMD Trio; 25: Ted Daniel & International Brass & Membrane Corps. RED HAT ON THE RIVER: 1 Bridge St. Irvington-On-Hudson. www.redhatbistro .com. 914-591-5888. Wed: 6-10pm Bill Crow & Hiroshi Yamazaki Duo w/guest Glenda Davenport or Takeshi Ogura. SELIGMANN CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 23 White Oak Dr. Sugar Loaf. Nov 17: 3pm Sugar Loaf Music series feat Jack Wilkins & Harvie S. SUGAR LOAF: www.sugarloafmusicseries. com. See Seligmann Center for the Arts. TARRYTOWN MUSIC HALL: 13 Main St. Tarrytown. www.tarrytownmusichall.org. 914631-1000. Nov 7: 7:30pm Tribute for Dave Valentin feat Bill O'Connell, Lincoln Goines, Robby Ameen, Ragan Whiteside, Pulpo, Bob Baldwin, Chieli Minucci, Dave Samuels, Mayra Casales. TURNING POINT CAFÉ: 468 Piermont Av. Piermont. www.turningpointcafe.com. 845359-1089. Mon: 8-11:30pm $5 adm Monday Jam by John Richmond.
WATERCOLOR CAFÉ: 2094 Boston Post Rd. Larchmont. www.watercolorcafe.net. 914834-2213.
BRONX BRONX MUSEUM OF THE ARTS: 1040 Grand Concourse. 718-681-6000. www.bronx museum.org. Nov 1: 7pm Matuto & Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band. G-BAR: 579 Grand Concourse at 149th St. 718402-6996. www.giovanninyc.com. WILLIE’S STEAKHOUSE: 1832 Westchester Av. 718-822-9697. Wed: 8pm Latin Jazz.
LONG ISLAND DIX HILLS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: At Five Towns College. 305N Service Rd. Dix Hills. 631-656-2148. www.dhpac.org. 7:30pm sets. Nov 1: Onaje Allan Gumbs; 8: Steve Perrillo & New Millennium Jazz Band. ECLECTIC CAFÉ: At UU of South Suffolk. 28 Brentwood Rd. Bay Shore. 631-661-1278. www.eclecticcafe.org. 2nd Sat: 8pm. Nov 9: Tamar Korn Trio. FIVE TOWNS COLLEGE: 305N Service Rd. Dix Hills. 631-656-2110. www.ftc.edu. continued on page 36
A Moment You Missed by Fran Kaufman Hot House Contributing Photographer Guitarist Gene Bertonicini greets Mary Pizzarelli (yes--daughter of, sister of, and musician in her own right) as saxophonist Harry Allen waits his turn at a reception in honor of the life of Dr. Robert Litwak, retired head of thoracic surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital. Dozens of musicians came out to pay their respects to Bob at All Soul's Church in NYC on Sept. 6. The doctor was an outstanding jazz drummer who as young man played with Benny Goodman, among others, and kept a jazz quartet going for the past 45 years.
NY LISTINGS... continued from page 35 GLEN COVE MANSION: 200 Dosoris Ln. Glen Cove. www.glencovemansion.com. 516-671-6400. Fri: 8pm-12am Les Stanco Band w/spec guest. ONDA LOUNGE: At Allegria Hotel. 80W Brodway. Long Beach. 516-889-1300. www.allegriahotel.com. Thurs: 8:3011:30pm Jazz & Sushi. PIERRE’S: 2468 Main St. Bridgehampton. www.artofsong.org/Jazz_at_Pierres. 631537-5110. Tues&Sun: 6:30-9:30pm. 1st Tues: Jody Carlson Trio. TAP & BARREL: 550-8 Smithtown Bypass. Smithtown. www.52taps.com. 631-780-5474. Tues: 9pm-12am. TRATTORIA GRASSO: 134 Main St. Cold Spring Harbor. www.trattoriagrasso.com. 631-367-6060. Nov 19: 8pm Stump the Band feat Madeline Kole. WALK STREET TAVERN: 1218 Jericho Tpke. New Hyde Park. 516-354-9732. Last Tues: 8:30pm-12am Jam w/Mark Buttice & Swing Easy Band.
CONNECTICUT ARCH STREET TAVERN: 85 Arch St. Hartford. www.archstreettavern.com. 860246-7610. Mon: 8pm Hartford Jazz Orch. FIREHOUSE 12: 47 Crown St. New Haven. 203-785-0468. www.firehouse12.com. Nov 22: Chris Dingman. FUJI OF JAPAN RESTAURANT & BAR: 111 Old Kings Hway North. Darien. 203-6554995. www.fujiofjapan.com. Mon: 6:30-9pm Music Mondays series.
PICCOLO PIZZA: 24 Prospect St. Ridgefield. 203-438-8200. Sets: 6-9pm. Free adm. Tues: Arildo Desouza Solo; Thurs: Gary Mac Fadden; Sun: John Judd Solo. RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE: 80 East Ridge. Ridgefield. www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org. 203-438-5795. Nov 8: 8pm Steve MarchTormé ROUTE 7 MUSIC: 355 Federal Rd. Brookfield. 203-775-6377. www.rt7music.com. SIDEDOOR: At Old Lyme Inn. 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme. www.thesidedoorjazz.com. 860-4342600. Nov 1: Jonathan Michel BAM Qrt; 2: Ferenc Nemeth & Iavier Vercher; 8: Eldar Djangirov; 9: Rene McLean; 14: Freddy Cole Qrt; 15: Manuel Valera New Cuban Express; 16: Jeremy Baum Trio; 22: Joyce DiCamillo Trio; 29: Glenn Zaleski Trio. WESTPORT ARTS CENTER: 51 Riverside Av. Westport. www.westportartscenter.org. 203-222-7070. Nov 10: 3-5pm Giacomo Gates. WILTON PIZZA: 101 Old Ridgefield Rd. Wilton. Wed: 6-9pm free adm Matt Criscuolo Trio.
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Festival (Mack Avenue) … Singer Jean Baylor, violinist Caroline Pook and violist Jen Herman join Kenny Garrett in Pushing the World Away (Mack Avenue) … Saxophonist Jessy J takes Second Chances (Shenachie) … Marilyn Older sings with Chaise Lounge on DotDotDot (Modern Songbook) … Bass trombonist Jennifer Wharton joins Alan Ferber on his March Sublime (SunnySide) … Pianist Sylvie Courvoisier and drummer Ikue Mori show Claws and Wings (Skipstone) on Eric Friedlander's new release … Halie Loren sings of Simply Love (Justin Time) … Flutist Stella Gadedi, clarinetist MarieCecile Boulard, bassoonist Sonia Pisk and others join pianist Eleni Karaindrou for her Concert in Athens (ECM) … Rebecca Sanborn plays keyboards on Swim (Cuneiform) from Blue Cranes … Cellist Shirley Hunt and violinist Sarah Jo Zaharako join Bill Horvitz for The Long Walk (Big Door Prize) … Flutists Mary Fettig and Elena Pinderhughes guest on Wayne Wallace's Latin Jazz-Jazz Latin (Patois) … Mary Ann Redmond sings and plays guitar on Compared to What, from Redmond Langosch Cooley ... Leslie Beukelman sings and Caroline Davis plays tenor sax on January from the Ian Torres Big Band (Blujazz).
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is one octave higher. I was looking for a voice that is related to my normal trumpet voice but has a little more brilliance and another register." His most recent recording as a leader was 2011's Bons Amigos (Resonance) and Roditi says he is itching to record again, "I have so many new tunes," he says. "My ideal deal would be to put out the CD myself." Claudio Roditi will perform at the Samba Meets Jazz Open House with bassist Nilson Matta, pianist Matt King and percussionist Fernando Saci at Jazz at Kitano on Nov. 19.
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Andy Leon Memorial Mentorship Program w/Najwa Parkins & Dan Hanrahan; 24: 34:30pm Andy Leon Memorial Mentorship Program w/Najwa Parkins & Dan Hanrahan + Najwa Parkins & After Hours Trio; 25: Deer Head Inn Jazz Orch; 28: closed; 29: Funk Xpress; 30: Eric Doney & Zach Brock. DELAWARE WATER GAP: www.cotajazz.org.