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T IS RELATIVELY EASY TO CLASIplayers sify, some would say "pigeonhole," horn as belonging to a certain style or
school of jazz. It's much less clear-cut for pianists, especially when they play as unaccompanied soloists. Since most of them are not only versed in jazz, but also in the classical and contemporary piano repertoire, they are as much, technically, piano players as they are jazz players. And jazz pianists have often occupied a parallel and independent space in jazz history, defying the usual stylistic groupings or pigeonholes. This Winning Spins features solo albums by two jazz pianists eluding any easy stylistic descriptions—Fred Hersch and Steve Colson—who each create a distinct musical universe out of the keys of a concert grand piano. To further confound things, Hersch is also a distinguished contemporary music composer who leads a chamber ensemble, as well as a jazz pianist with a celebrated trio. And Colson, although he may be closely connected with the avant garde Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), is often far from a "free" style jazz player. Solo, Fred Hersch (Palmetto), is what the pianist refers to as a "found object," a concert recording not originally intended as an album. But he says when he heard the reference recording he realized "I had something very rare—a first-class recording of a live performance where I felt I was completely 'in the zone.'" Although he says the intention was "to play songs I love," what transpired in this hour-long recital is also a fairly comprehensive representation of Hersch's various artistic enthusiasms, some reaching beyond jazz. His interest in, and keen command of, the piano repertoire is invoked in "Pastorale," his homage to classical composer Robert Schumann; while his appreciation for ballet is reflected in his "Whirl (for Suzanne Farrell)," the swirling, propulsive piece conjuring visions of the prima ballerina in full, gravity-defying flight. Hersch's ongoing fascination with Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk are also fully explored in separate tracks. Juan Tizol's "Caravan," vintage Ellingtonia, is reimagined initially as a pointillist sketch, but quickly evolves into an evocation of Ellington's piano gestures and style, broadening to suggest Ducal orchestrations. Monk's "In Walked Bud" suggests without mimicking Monk's idiosyncrasy, before expanding toward a full, rich improvisation with dueling hands, rising
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to big chorded swing, with hints of the stride Monk favored, thus including a tremendous variety of jazz ideas and techniques in one masterful performance. Hersch reveals his lyrical side with a caressing version of Jerome Kern's "The Song Is You" and a hypnotic take on Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now." And his fascination with Brazilian music kicks off this CD with a medley of Antonio Carlos Jobim's ballad "Olha Maria" and bossa cum samba "O Grande Amor," Hersch's effortless yet awesome technique creating a pianistic tropical universe. Tones For, Steve Colson (a.k.a. Adegoke Steve Colson) (Silver Sphinx), a two-CD album, is described as "an epic journey through historic African-American struggles. He explores the spectrum of history from the battle against slavery through early civil rights fighters Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, and Frederick Douglass to recent headlines from Ferguson, Missouri and Charleston, South Carolina. It spins a narrative of determination, commitment, faith, tragedy, and triumph." The results sound a lot less programmatic and doctrinaire than that description, the 16 titles never invoking any specific full person or place name; "Truth Sojourned, The North Star Spoke" and "But Yes, Sister Moses" come the closest. The music is more abstract and impressionistic, employing a variety of modern piano techniques in improvisations that sometimes range toward the openness of free jazz but more often develop from melodic, harmonic, rhythmic or motivic kernels. The results are frequently impressive, if a bit daunting, over two CDs. While some of the longer tracks veer toward over-indulgence, many of the shorter ones are discrete minor gems of concise feeling. Among them are the spare, contemplative "The Burden," the alternating moods and wistful undercurrents of "A Thousand More, If Only They Knew" and the lyrical songfulness of "Lingering." With this album, Colson asserts his place as a solo pianist of the first rank.
Fred Hersch celebrates his 60th birthday (Oct. 21) with a week at the Village Vanguard with his trio, Oct. 20-25. His contemporary Music Ensemble also appears at Montclair State University, Oct. 15-18. Steve Colson and singer Iqua Colson appear at an AACM NY 50th Anniversary concert Oct. 23 at the Community Church of New York City.
Hersch cover photo by Fran Kaufman, Colson by Mikel Colson.
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HARLEM STAGE: At Aaron Davis Hall. 150 Convent Av at W135th St. 212-281-9240. www.harlemstage.org. Oct 2-3: 7:30pm $40 adm Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah. HOSTELLING INTERNATIONAL NY: 891 Amsterdam Av (bet 103rd & 104th Sts). www.hinewyork.org. 212-932-2300. Oct 15: New York Guitar series feat 7:30pm Adam Moezinia, 8:30pm Vic Juris/Aleksi Glick. INDIAN ROAD CAFÉ: 600W 218th St (bet Indian Rd & Seaman Av). 212-942-7451. www.indianroadcafe.com. Sets: Thurs 7:309:30pm, Fri 8-10pm, Sat 7:30-10pm. Oct 3: Rob Silverman. JARON EAMES: email@example.com. 646-337-0620. Sun 2-5pm: $20 don BBQ & Jazz @ Home series feat JaRon Eames & Emme Kemp. JCC MANHATTAN: 334 Amsterdam Av. www.jccmanhattan.org. 646-505-4444. Oct 10: 8:30pm-12am $15-18 adm Glenn Crytzer & Savoy Seven. LE CHÉILE: 839 181st St (bet Cabrini & Pinehurst Blvds). www.lecheilenyc.com. 212-740-3111. Wed: 8-11pm WaHi Wednesday Jazz Jam w/Louise Rogers & Mark Kross. LIME LEAF: 128W 72nd St (bet Columbus & Amsterdam Avs). 212-501-7800. Mon-Thurs: 7-10pm. Mon: Michael Vitali; Tues: Martin Reuter Band; Wed: Julie Grahm; Thurs: Emma Larsson. LONDEL’S SUPPER CLUB: 2620 Frederick Douglass Blvd (bet 139th & 140th Sts). 212234-6114. www.londelsrestaurant.com. FriSat: 8-11pm. Free adm. LULU’S TAQUERIA: 533 Manhattan Av at 122nd St. www.lulustaqueria.com. 646-8509909. Sun: 1-4pm Janelle. LURA: 949 Columbus Av (bet 106th & 107th Sts). 212-866-7500. www.lurany.com. Mon: 8:30-10:30pm. MINTON’S: 206W 118th St (bet St. Nicholas Av & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd). 212-243-2222. www.mintonsharlem.com. Sets: 6-11pm, Sun Brunch (B) 12-3pm. Residencies (R): Wed&Sun B except 10/18 Minton’s Players, Thurs Minton’s Young Lions feat Charles Turner III except 10/8. Oct 1: R; 4: B R, EV Alyson Williams; 7: R; 8: R feat Laurin Talese; 11&14: R; 16: Abiah; 18: B Shirley Crabbe/Dexter Porter Gp; 21-22: R; 24: Bobby Broom Organi-sation; 25: B R; 28-29: R; 30: Victor Provost. MIST HARLEM: 46W 116th St (bet Lenox & 5th Av). www.mistharlem.com. 212-828-MIST. 1st Mon: 10am-12pm Open meeting by Harlem Arts Alliance www.harlemaa.org. NABE HARLEM UNDERGROUND: 2367 Frederick Douglass Blvd at 127th St. 646370-4008. www.nabeunderground.com. Mon: 7-11pm free adm/2 drink min Jam w/Patience Higgins Trio feat Lady Cantrese; Tues: 8pm-12am Soul4Real Open Mic & Jam w/Raine Torae; Wed: 811pm Keith “The Captain” Gamble; Sat: 12-3pm Brunch w/Nabuko Jazz & friends. NATIONAL JAZZ MUSEUM IN HARLEM: 58W 129th St at Malcolm X Blvd. 212-3488300. www.jmih.org. NEW AMSTERDAM MUSIC ASSOCIATION: 107W 130th St (bet Lenox & Adam Clayton Powel Blvds). 212-510-8140. NEW HARLEM BESAME: 2070 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd (bet 123rd & 124th Sts). www.harlembesame.com. 646-863-2277. PARIS BLUES: 2021 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd at 121st St. www.parisbluesharlem. com. 212-222-9878. Sets: Early (E) 5-8pm, Jam 9pm-1am. Free adm. Mon: E Niki Rubin & Warren G Trio + John Cooksey &
Spontaneous Combustion; Tues: Al Black w/Annette Bland McCoy & the Sultans of Soul; Wed: Les Goodson & the Intergalatic Soul Jazz Band; Thurs: E Patty Murry Mint Julip + Tyrone Govan & Top Secret; Fri: Melvin Vines & the Harlem Jazz Machine; Sat: alternate between The 69th Street Band/The Antoine Dowdell Gp; Sun: 1st&3rd La Banda Ramirez, 2nd Lucious Conway & Motown Review w/Terri Lowe, 4th Guest Band. PARLOR ENTERTAINMENT: 555 Edgecombe Av at 160th St. #3F. 212-781-6595. Sun: 3:30pm free adm w/Marjorie Eliot, Bob Cunningham, Sedric Choukroun & guests. RYAN’S DAUGHTER: 350E 85th St (bet 1st & 2nd Avs). www.ryansdaughternyc.com. 212628-2613. Fri: 8:30&10pm Josh Marcum & Gene Bertoncini. SCHOMBURG CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN BLACK CULTURE: 515 Malcolm X Blvd. 212-491-2200. Oct 26: 7pm free adm Brianna Thomas. SETTEPANI: 196 Lenox Av at 120th St. 917492-4806. www.settepani.com. Thurs: 710pm. Oct 15: Roz Corral Trio. SHOWMAN’S: 375W 125th St at Morningside. www.showmansjazzclub.com. 212-864-8941. SHRINE: 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd (bet 133rd & 134th Sts). 212-690-7807. www.shrinenyc.com. Sets: 6-8pm unless otherwise noted. Free adm. Residency (R): Sun 5-8pm except 10/25 Jam w/Lu Reid. Oct 2: Jocelyn Shannon Qrt; 3: Blue Cha Cha; 4: R, 8-11pm Shrine Big Band; 5: Leonard Thompson Trio, 8-10pm Big Beat; 6: NY Jazz Force; 8: Bob Stewart & Double Qrt; 9: Annie Chen; 10: Asako Takasaki; 11: R, 8-10pm The Lawrence Olds Band; 12: Chadwick Jenkins Duo; 13: Yasunori Okazeri; 14: Jun Miyake Duo; 16: Benjamin Furman Project; 18: R; 20: Sivan Arbel; 21: Joe Wittman Trio; 22: Chris Misch-Bloxdorf Band; 24: Marco Chelo Sxt; 25: 5-8pm Alex Bryson Qrt; 26: Andy Winter; 27: Hajime Yoshida Band; 28: Juani Mendez; 30: Harrington/Doty/Shaich. SILVANA: 300W 116th St at Frederick Douglass Blvd. www.silvana-nyc.com. 646692-4935. Sets: 6-8pm unless otherwise noted. Free adm. Oct 1: Franco Pinna; 2: Sivan Arbel; 4: David Love Organ Trio; 5: Greg Skaff Trio; 6: 8-9pm Kaori “Kiki” Nakajima; 7: Yuto Kanazawa; 8: Irv Grossman Sxt; 9: Dana Reedy; 11: Matt Savage Trio, 8-9pm J-MUSIC Ens; 12: Nick Kadajski Qnt; 13: Jeff Barone Trio; 14: Shaul Eshet Band; 15: Josh Lawrence; 16: 5:307pm Logan Hone Gp; 17: Moth To Flame; 18: 8-9pm Omer Leshem; 20: Aegean Spt; 21: Desmond White; 22: Andrew Hadro; 23: James Labrosse; 24: Noshir Mody; 25: Logan Kim, 8-9pm Georgia Weber & The Sleeved Hearts; 26: Marcos Rosa; 27: Paul Jones Organ Trio; 28: Sweet Lee; 29: Vitaly Golovnev; 30: Nue Jazz; 31: Joe Wagner Qnt. SMOKE JAZZ & SUPPER CLUB: 2751 Bway (bet 105th & 106th Sts). 212-864-6662. www.smokejazz.com. Sets: Early (E), Late (L), Brunch (B); Mon E 7&9pm, L 10:30pm; Tues-Thurs E 7,9&10:30pm, L 11:30pm; FriSat E 7,9&10:30pm, L 11:45pm&12:45am; Sun B 11:30am,1&2:30pm, E 7,9&10:30pm, L 11:30pm. Adm/min vary. Residencies (R): Mon E Orrin Evans & Captain Black Big Band, L Smoke Jam; Tues E Mike LeDonne & Groover Qrt, L Emmett Cohen Organ Trio; Wed L 10/7&21 Lea Delaria & House of David, 10/14&28 Camille Thurman Qrt; Thurs L Nickel & Dime OPS; Fri L 10/2&16 John Farnsworth Qrt, 10/9,23&30 Patience Higgins & Sugar Hill Qrt; Sat L Johnny O’Neal & friends; Sun B Annette St. John
Trio, L Willerm Delisfort Qrt. Oct 1: E Tommy Campbell & Vocal-Eyes, L R; 2-4: E Stanley Cowell Qrt, L R, B 10/4 R; 5-6: R; 7-8: E Alexis Cole w/spec guest Eric Alexander, L R; 9-11: E Thelonious Monk B-Day celeb, L R, B 10/11 R; 12-13: R; 14-15: E Freddie Hendrix Qrt, L R; 16-18: E One For All, L R, B 10/18 R; 19-20: R; 21-22: E Carolyn Leonhart, L R; 23-25: E Mary Stallings w/Bruce Barth Trio, L R, B 10/25 R; 26-27: R; 28: E Fleurine, L R; 29: E Jim Snidero Qnt, L R; 30-Nov 1: E JD Allen Trio, L R, B 11/1 R. SUGAR BAR: 254W 72nd St (bet Bway & West End Av). 212-579-0222. www.sugarbarnyc.com. Sets: 9pm/$10 adm unless otherwise noted. Residencies: Wed JT Project/Project Groove; Thurs Open Mic w/Andre Smith & Sugar Bar All Star Band. Oct 2: 8pm Cory Cox; 3: Irini Res & the Jazz Mix; 10: Carl Bartlett Jr. Qrt; 16: Ovadia Organ Trio. SYMPHONY SPACE: 2537 Bway at 95th St. 212-864-5400. www.symphonyspace.org. Oct 1-2: 8pm Arturo O'Farrill & Afro Latin Jazz Orch; 17: 2,5&8pm $20-45 adm hosted by Jonathan Schwartz, Frank Sinatra at 100 w/Russ Kassoff Trio feat Harry Allen, Bill Charlap & Sandy Stewart, Peter Cincotti, Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano, Robert Creighton, Tony Danza, Kate Davis, Santino Fontana, The Frank Sinatra School of the Arts Choir, Eric Yves Garcia, La Tanya Hall, Candice Hoyes, Storm Large, Lorin Latarro, Todd Londagin, Rebecca Luker, Audra Mariel, Marilyn Maye, Lindsay Mendez & Marco Paguia, Ted Nash, Bucky Pizzarelli & Ed Laub, Max Pollak, Noah Racey, Angel Reda, Sachal, Ryan Silverman, Tierney Sutton, Karen Wyman, Nick Ziobro. The UPTOWN LOUNGE: 1576 3rd Av (bet 88th & 89th Sts). www.uptownlounge nyc.com. 212-828-1388. Tues: 7-10pm Justin Lees Jazz Trio. The WEST END LOUNGE: 955 West End Av at 107th St. www.thewestendlounge.com. 212-531-4859. Oct 2: 8-11pm $10 adm/15 min Jeff King Band; 18: 4-7pm $25/1 drink min www.vtyjazz.com/917-882-9539 Sunday Serenade series Tribute to Phineas Newborn Jr. feat Jeb Patton, Grant Stewart, Joe Magnarelli.
MID-TOWN MANHATTAN (Between 35th & 69th Street)
54 BELOW: 254W 54th St, Cellar (bet Bway & 8th Av). 646-476-3551. www.54below.com. Tues except 10/27: 9:30pm Gabrielle Stravelli. Oct 25: 9:30pm Igor Butman Qrt. AACM: Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. www.aacmnewyork.com. At Community Church of New York. 40E 35th St (bet Madison & Park Avs). Fri except 10/2: $30/15 adm AACM 50th Anniversary feat 10/9 6pm panel discussion + Roscoe Mitchell & Muhal Richard Abrams Duo, 10/16 8pm Wadada Leo Smith Qnt + Thurman Barker Qnt, 10/23 8pm George Lewis & Impromptus + Steve & Iqua Colson, 10/30 8pm Reggie Nicholson Solo + AACM All Star Band. AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM: 2 Lincoln Sq on Columbus Av (bet 65th & 66th Sts). www.folkartmuseum.org. 212-595-9533. Free adm. Wed: 2-3pm Bill Wurtzel & Mike Gari Duo w/Sharon Fisher. B. B. KING BLUES CLUB & GRILL: 237W 42nd St (bet 7&8th Avs). 212-997-4144. www.bbkingblues.com. Lucille’s Grill (LG). Oct 3: LG 7:30pm Joey Morant & Catfish Stew; 8: 8pm Terri Lyne Carrington & Mosaic Project; 28: 8pm Al Di Meola.
BEETHOVEN PIANOS: 211W 58th St (bet Bway & 7th Av). www.beethovenpianos. com. 800-241-0001. Oct 21: 8-10pm $12/20 adm Project 142 www.project142.org feat Joan Jaffe w/Matt Baker & guest Charles Baran. 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 David Ostwald & Louis Armstrong Eternity Band; Fri 5-7pm Birdland Big Band by Tommy Igoe; Sat 6pm except 10/24 Barbara Carroll; Sun 6pm except 10/4&11 Birdland Jazz Party, 9pm Arturo O’Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orch. Oct 1-3: Nicholas Payton Trio; 1: 6pm Noah Haidu; 4: 6pm Benefit for the Veronica Pellitteri Memorial Fund by Marcello Pellitteri w/guests; 5: R; 610: Karrin Allyson; 8: 6pm Peter Eldridge & Laila Biali; 11-12: R; 13-17: Jane Monheit; 15: Tammy McCann; 18-19: R; 20-24: Tierney Sutton; 22: 6pm Jon Burr Qnt; 25-26: R; 2731: Ron Carter Nnt; 29: 6pm Sean Harkness Duo. BROADWAY THAI RESTAURANT: 241W 51st St (bet 8th Av & Bway). 212-226-4565. Mon&Sun: 6:30-10:30pm; Sat: 8pm-12am Rick Bogart Trio. CARNEGIE CLUB: At City Spire Centre. 156W 56th St. www.thecarnegieclub.net. 212-9579676. Fri: 9pm-12am free adm; Sat: 8:30&10:30pm $40 Sinatra tribute feat Steve Maglio & Stan Rubin Orch. CARNEGIE HALL: 57th St & 7th Av. 212-2477800. www.carnegiehall.org. Zankel Hall (ZH). Oct 17: ZH 8:30pm Julian Lage Trio; 22: ZH 7:30pm Brad Mehldau. CLUB BONAFIDE: 212E 52nd St (bet 2nd & 3rd Avs). 3rd Fl. www.clubbonafide.com. 646-918-6189. Sets: unless otherwise noted Tues-Thurs 7:30&10pm, Fri-Sat 8&10:30pm, Sun 9:30pm adm varies. Residency (R) Sun Davi Vieira. Oct 2-3: Rodriguez Brothers; 4: R; 6: 8pm Kaissa, 10pm Open Jam by Bill Todd; 7: Leni Stern Qrt feat Ada Rovatti; 8: 7:30pm Dirk Quinn Band; 9: Gregoire Maret; 10: House Of Waters; 11: R; 17: Alma Micic; 18: R; 20-21: Sammy Figueroa; 22-23: Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.; 25: R; 27-29: NeTTwork; 30: Carte Blanche. DIMENNA CENTER FOR CLASSICAL MUSIC: 450W 37th St (bet 9th & 10th Av). www.dimennacenter.org. 212-594-6100. Oct 14: 7-9pm Jazz Drama Program benefit gala honoring Jon Hendricks & Cobi Narita feat Marion Cowings & friends w/Eli Yamin Qrt & JDP's Zah! Youth Ens. DIZZY’S CLUB COCA-COLA: At Jazz @ Lincoln Center. 10 Columbus Cr at 60th St. 5th Fl. www.jalc.org. 212-258-9800. Sets: 7:30&9:30pm; Late Night Sessions 11:30pm Tues-Sat, hosted by Michael Mwenso Thurs&Sat. Adm: unless otherwise noted Mon $30, Tues-Thurs&Sun $35, Fri $40, Sat $45, Student $25, Late Night Sessions $5-20; $10 min. Oct 1: $40 Gregory Generet; 2: Celebrating George Wein w/spec guests Randy Brecker, Howard Alden, Lewis Nash, Jay Leonhart & Frank Kimbrough; 3-4: Joe Temperley Qnt feat Wycliffe Gordon; 5: Yves Léveillé Qrt w/Adam Kolker; 6-7: Antonio Sanchez & Migration; 8: Turtle Island Qrt w/Cyrus Chestnut; 9-11: Leny Andrade & Roni Ben-Hur; 12: Alain Bédard Auguste Qnt; 13: $30 Jamie Ousley Trio; 14: Gregorio Uribe Big Band; 15: $40 David Chesky; 16-18: 10/18 $40 Nilson Matta & Brazilian Voyage; 19: $25 Juilliard Jazz Ensembles; 20: Kirk MacDonald Qrt; 21: $40 Ignacio Berroa w/spec guest Jon Faddis; 22: The Ladybugs; 23-25: 10/25 $40 John Handy Qnt; 26: Ben
Williams & Sound Effect; 27: Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio; 28: Yotam Silberstein; 29: Gadi Lehavi Trio w/spec guest Ravi Coltrane; 30: Oran Etkin; 31: Etienne Charles. Late Night Sessions w/Oct 1-3: Joseph Boga; 6-10: Kyle Poole; 13-17: Joseph Doubleday; 20-24: Andrew Renfroe; 27-31: Sammy Miller & 10/27-28&30 the Congregation, 10/29&31 the Congregation Big Band. FLÛTE MIDTOWN: 205W 54th St (bet Bway & 7th Av). 212-265-5169. www.flutebar.com. Wed: 7-10pm. Oct 7: Becca Ball; 14: Greg Diamond; 21: Lois Bruno; 28: Yaala Ballin. IGUANA RESTAURANT: 240W 54th St at Bway. www.iguananyc.com. 212-765-5454. Mon-Tues: 8-11pm Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks. IRENE DIAMOND EDUCATION CENTER: At Jazz at Lincoln Center. 10 Columbus Cr at 60th St. 5th Fl. www.jalc.org. 212-7216500/212-258-9922. Oct 13-14,20-21&27-28: 6:30-8:30pm $150 adm Swing University w/Vincent Gardner. IRIDIUM: 1650 Bway at 51st St. 212-582-2121. www.theiridium.com. Sets & adm unless otherwise noted: 8&10pm, $25 adm/15 min, student 1/2 price 2nd set Tues-Thurs&Sun. Oct 6: Myriam Phiro; 20-21: 8&10pm Badi Assad; 24: 10:30pm $30 Paul Shapiro’s Ribs & Brisket Revue. JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER: 10 Columbus Cr at 60th St. 5th Fl. www.jalc.org. 212-2589800. Oct 29: 7pm A Musical Mosaic / Blue Note and the First Ten Years of Independent Jazz Labels, the World of jazz record producer Michael Cuscuna. JAZZ AT KITANO: 66 Park Av at 38th St. 212885-7119. www.kitano.com. Sets: Mon 811:30pm, Tues 8-11pm, Wed-Sat 8-9:15&1011:15pm, Sun 11am-2pm. Adm: Mon-Tues free/$15 min, Wed-Thurs $15/20 min, Fri-Sat $30/20 min, Sun $40 buffet. Residencies (R): Mon Jam w/Iris Ornig; Tues except 10/6 Chris Ziemba Solo; Sun Jazz Brunch w/Tony Middleton Trio. Oct 1: Giacomo Gates Trio; 2-3: Mike DiRubbo Qnt; 4-5: R; 6: Romero Lubambo & Chico Pinheiro Duo; 7: Linda Presgrave Qrt; 8: Michi Fufi Qrt; 9-10: Steve Wilson & Lewis Nash Duo; 11-13: R; 14: Ben Cassara Qnt; 15: Kendra Shank Qrt; 16: Marianne Solivan Qrt; 17: Joyce Breach Trio; 18-20: R; 21: Polly Gibbons Qnt w/spec guests Sherly Bailey & James Pearson; 22: Pucci Amanda Jhones Band; 23-24: Don Friedman/Ken Peplowski Trio; 25-27: R; 28: Jay Clayton Qrt; 29: Chiemi Nakai Qrt; 30: Ray Mantilla Qrt; 31: Ronny Whyte Trio. L’YBANE: 709 8th Av (bet 44th & 45th Sts). 212582-2012. www.lybane.com. Tues&Fri 9pm12am: Rick Bogart Trio. LA MEDITERRANEE: 947 2nd Av at 50th St. 212-755-4155. www.lamediterraneeny.com. Sets: Mon: 7-10pm, Thurs: 6-9&9-11pm. Thurs: 6pm Harold John. The LAMBS CLUB: 132W 44th St (bet 6th Av & Bway). www.thelambsclub.com. 212-9975262. Tues-Wed: 8-11:30pm; Sun: 11am-3pm Jazz Brunch. LE CIRQUE: One Beacon Ct, 151E 58th St (bet 3rd & Lexington Avs). 212-644-0202. www.lecirquecafe.com. Mon: 7:30-10:30pm Musical Mondays. LEXINGTON HOTEL: 511 Lexington Av at 48th St. www.lexingtonhotelnyc.com. 212204-2318. Tues-Sat: 6-8pm The New York Jazz Workshop. LOCAL 802: Associated Musicians of Greater New York Club Room. 322W 48th St (bet 8th & 9th Sts). 212-245-4802. www.jazzfounda tion.org/what-we-do/monday-night-jamseries. Mon: 7-9:30pm Monday Night Jam presented by Jazz Foundation of America.
MATTS GRILL: 932 8th Av at 55th St. 212-3075109. www.mattsgrill.com. Tues-Wed: 8:30pm-11am, Sun: 12:30-3pm. Free adm. Tues: Danny Walsh Qnt; Wed&Sun: Sarah Hayes. MERKIN CONCERT HALL: At Kaufman Center. 129W 67th St (bet Bway & Amsterdam). www.kaufman-center.org. 212501-3330. Oct 10: 7:30pm Pat Martino Trio w/spec guest Mark Whitfield. MICHIKO STUDIOS: 149W 46th St (bet 6th & 7th Avs). 3rd Fl. 212-302-4011. www. live.michikostudios.com. Oct 3: 8:30pm $15 adm The Lalama Brothers; 8: 7-9:30pm www.sambameetsjazz.com Samba Meets Jazz workshops feat Chico Pinheiro w/Nilson Matta, 8:30pm $15 Dave Liebman & Wolfgang Reisinger. The NATIONAL: 557 Lexington Av at 50th St. 212-715-2400. www.thenationalnyc.com. Sun: 6-10pm. Oct 4: Rosalyn McClore Trio; 11: Robert Whaley; 18&25: Michael Arenella Trio. NATSUMI RESTAURANT: 226W 50th St (bet 8th & Bway). www.natsuminyc.com. 212258-2988. Tues: 6-8pm Joe Cohn Organ Trio. The NEW YORK YANKEE STEAKHOUSE: 7W 51st St (bet 5th&6th Avs). 646-307-7910. www.nyysteak.com. Sun: 12-3pm Jazz Brunch feat Rick Bogart Trio. The PLAZA HOTEL: 768 5th Av at Central Park S. 212-759-3000. www.theplaza.com. Wed: 8:30-11:30pm free adm Kat Gang. RAINBOW ROOM: 30 Rockefeller Plaza. 65th Fl. www.rainbowroom.com. 212-632-5000. Fri: 6-7:30pm Ben Paterson Gp, 8:30pm Brian Newman Band; Sun: 12-3pm Jazz Brunch. Oct 4: Carte Blanche; 11: Nightingale; 18: Fleur Seule; 25: The Bailsmen. ROBERT: 2 Columbus Cir. 9th Fl. 212-299-7730. www.robertnyc.com. The RUM HOUSE: 228W 47th St (bet Bway & 8th Av). www.edisonrumhouse.com. 646490-6924. Sets: 9:30pm-12:30am, Mon 10pm2am. Residencies: Mon 10pm-2am Terry Waldo & Rum House Jass Band; Sun Candy Shop Boys. SAINT PETER’S CHURCH: 619 Lexington Av at 54th St. (Citicorp Bld). www.saintpeters.org. 212-935-2200. 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. Oct 3: 2pm Memorial for Bruce Lundvall; 4: Donny McCaslin Trio; 7: Ronny Whyte Trio; 11: Johnathan Blake Qrt, 7pm All Nite Soul - Roots & Growth feat Arturo O'Farrill & the Boss Level Sxt, Catherine Russell Trio, Don Byron + New Gospel Qnt, Steve Wilson/George Cables, The Mingus Big Band, Charenée Wade Project, Harold Mabern/Eric Alexander, Laila Biali Band, Matt Wilson + Hug, Alexis Cole; 14: Sandy Stewart & Bill Charlap; 18: Lauren Sevian/Sharel Cassity Qnt; 21: Akiko Tsuruga w/Matt Chertkoff & Jason Tiemann; 22: 7:30pm Duke Ellington Society meeting feat Edward Green; 25: Godwin Louis Band; 28: Carol Fredette & Tedd Firth. SAN MARTIN RESTAURANT: 143E 49th St (bet Lexington & 3rd Avs). 212-832-0888. www.sanmartinrestaurantny.com. 1st Tues: 6-8pm Ron Odrich Qrt. STUDIO 100 BAR: At Marriott Residence Inn. 1033 6th Av (bet 38th & 39th St) 3rd Fl. 212768-0007. Free adm/no min. Thurs: 6-10pm 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 Swingadelic; Tues George Gee Swing Orch; Wed Stan Rubin Orch; Sun
except 10/4 Felix & the Cats. Oct 1: George Gee Orch; 2: Ron Sunshine Orch; 3: Maulers; 4: Sarah Hayes; 5-7: R; 8: Kathy Jenkins w/Nick Levinovsky Swing Band; 9: see 10/1; 10: Swingadelic; 11-14: R; 15: Glen Crytzer & Savoy Seven; 16: see 10/1; 17: see 10/3; 18-21: R; 22: Harlem Renaissance Orch; 23: see 10/2; 24: see 10/10; 25-28: R; 29: Doug Acosta Band; 30: see 10/1; 31: see 10/17. TAGINE: 221 W38th St (bet 7th & 8th Avs). www.taginedining.com. 646-373-6265. $15 min. Wed: 7:30-10:30pm Rick Bogart. TGI FRIDAY’S: 677 Lexington Av at 56th St. 212-339-8858. www.tgifridays.com. Sun: 69pm Marc Devine Trio. TOMI JAZZ: 239E 53rd St (Bet 2nd & 3rd Avs). Lower level. www.tomijazz.com. 646-4971254. Sets: Mon-Wed&Sun 8-11pm, Thurs 911:30pm, Fri 9pm-1am, Sat 8-10:30pm + 11pm-1:30am. Adm: Mon-Wed&Sun free/$5 min, Thurs-Sat $10/10 min. Oct 1: The Highliners; 2: Tom Blatt Trio; 3: E Lunana & Lunanos, L Ali Bello & Sweet Trio; 4: Stephen Fuller Duo; 5: Geo Pregulakis Trio; 6: Reuben Allen Duo; 7: Hillary Capps Duo; 8: Eileen Howard Trio; 9: Takenori Nishiudhi; 10: E Emi Takada Trio, L Vivienne Aerts Duo; 11: Yako Eicher Trio; 12: closed; 13: Ken Kobayashi; 14: Maggie Rose Duo; 15: Scot Albertson Duo; 16: Omer Leshem Trio; 17: E Standard Procedures, L Craig Brann Trio; 18: Lunana & Lunanos Trio; 19: Marla Sampson Duo; 20: Nafsi Groove; 21: Racha Fora; 22: Vicki Burns Duo; 23: Takenori Nishiuchi; 24: E Daniel Bennett Gp, L Paul Lee Trio; 25: Kengo Yamadal; 26: tba; 27: Joe Maniscalco Duo; 28: Berta Moreno Trio; 29: Senri Oe; 30: Ryoji Ray Daiko Duo; 31: E Yuko Ito Trio, L Yusuke Seki. The TOWN HALL: 123W 43rd St (bet 6&7th Avs). 212-840-2824. www.the-townhallnyc.org. Oct 10: 8pm Melody Gardot; 23-24: 8pm Jazz at Lincoln Center Orch w/Wynton Marsalis. ZANKEL HALL: At Carnegie Hall. 881 7th Av at 57th St. 212-247-7800. See Carnegie Hall.
LOWER MANHATTAN (Below 34th Street)
6BC GARDEN: 6th St (bet Ave B & C). www.6bc.org/www.artsforart.org. Oct 3-4: free adm Earth Justice series feat 10/3 12pm Steve Dalachinsky, 1pm Vincent Chancey/ Ken Filiano, 2pm Bisio/McPhee Duo, 10/4 2pm Jason Kao Hwang/Anders Nilsson, 3pm Steve Swell/Chad Taylor, 4pm Whit Dickey/Daniel Carter. 11TH STREET BAR: 510E 11th St (bet Av A & B). www.11thstbar.com. 212-982-3929. Mon: 8-11pm Richard Clements & Murray Wall Jazz Express. 55 BAR: 55 Christopher St (bet 6th & 7th Avs). 212-929-9883. www.55bar.com. Sets: Early (E) 7-9pm except Fri-Sun 6-9pm, Late (L) 10pm. 1st Mon: E Sean Wayland; 1st Thurs: E Ami Cervini; 1st Sat: E Ayana lowe; 2nd Fri: E Tessa Souter Trio; last Fri: E Kendra Shank. Oct 6: L Noah Preminger. ABC NO RIO: 156 Rivington St (bet Clinton & Suffolk Sts). www.abcnorio.org. 212-2543697. Sun: 7pm $5 don C.O.M.A. series 2 sets + open session. Oct 4: Evan Gallagher Ens + Peter Knoll Trio; 11: no jazz; 18: Allan Andre & Mohamed Kubbara + Rocco John Iacovone Ens; 25: Patrick Brennan & Transparency Kestra + Constance Cooper Solo. ALL THINGS PROJECT: At Neighborhood
Church. 269 Bleecker St. 212-691-1770. www.allthingsproject.net. 1st Fri: 8&9:30pm free adm. AMUSE WINE BAR: 121 Ludlow St (bet Rivington & Delancey Sts). 212-477-0100. www.amusewine.com. Fri: 8-11pm. ANTIBES BISTRO: 112 Suffolk St (bet Delancey & Rivington Sts). 212-533-6088. www.antibesbistro.com. Tues-Wed: 7:3010:30pm free adm/no min. ANTIQUE GARAGE: 41 Mercer St. 212-2191019. www.antiquegaragesoho.com. ARTHUR’S TAVERN: 57 Grove St. 212-6756879. www.arthurstavernnyc.com. Sets: 710pm. Mon: Grove Street Stompers feat Joe Licari; Tues: Yuichi Hirakawa; Wed: Eve Silber; Thurs-Sat: Eri Yamamoto Trio; Sun: Creole Cooking. AUTHENTIC BAR B FLAT: Basement 277 Church St (bet Franklin & White Sts). www.bflat.info. 212-219-2970. Mon 8-11pm & Wed 8:30-11:30pm: Jordan Young Trio. Sat: 10pm-12am. Oct 3: Takeshi Asai Trio; 10: Kristina Koller Trio; 24: Christi Gehrisch Trio. BACK ROOM: 102 Norfolk St (bet Delancey & Rivington Sts). www.backroomnyc.com. 212-228-5098. Mon: 9pm-12:30am feat Svetlana & The Delancey Five. BAR NEXT DOOR: 129 McDougal St. 212-5295945. www.lalanternacaffe.com. Sets: MonThurs Early (E) 6:30-7:45pm, Late (L) 8:30& 10:30pm, Fri-Sat 7:30,9:30&11:30pm, Sun 8&10pm. Adm: $12 all night + 1 drink min/set except Fri-Sat $12/set + 1 drink min/set, E free. Trios unless otherwise noted. MonThurs: E Emerging Artists series; Mon: L Vocal Mondays series. Residencies (R): Wed L Jonathan Kreisberg; Sun Peter Mazza. Oct 1: E Kevin Clark, L Tim Armacost; 2: Alex Wintz; 3: Rale Micic; 4: R; 5: E Gioel Severini, L Melissa Stylianou; 6: E Yuto Kanazawa, L Caleb Curtis; 7: E Chase Baird, L R; 8: E Tobias Meinhart, L Kevin McNeil; 9: Howard Paul; 10: Jeff McLaughlin; 11: R; 12: E Casey Berman, L Dorian Devins; 13: E Tommy Holladay, L Pat Carroll; 14: E NanJo Lee, L R; 15: E Dave Juarez, L Andrew Gould; 16: Perry Smith; 17: Yosi Levy; 18: R; 19: E Paul Jones, L Candice Hoyes; 20: E Caroline Davis, L Andrew Van Tassel; 21: E Rodrigo Recabarren, L R; 22: E Arath Corral, L Benny Benack; 23: Will Sellenraad; 24: Petros Klampanis; 25: R; 26: E Rafal Sarnecki, L Dida Pelled; 27: E Alicyn Yaffee, L Daniel Eli Weiss; 28: E Gianni Gagliardi, L R; 29: E Bobby Katz, L Norville Trio; 30: Paul Carlon; 31: no jazz. BLUE NOTE JAZZ CLUB: 131W 3rd St at 6th Av. 212-475-8592. www.bluenotejazz.com. Sets: 8&10:30pm + Fri-Sat 12:30am Late Night Groove series & Sun 11:30am&1:30pm Sunday Brunch. Adm varies. Oct 1: Trio 3 feat Jason Moran; 2-4: Rebirth Brass Band; 5: Talib Kweli With Live Band; 6-11: Lee Ritenour; 12: Romain Collin; 13-18: John Scofield & Joe Lovano Qrt; 19: Gato Barbieri; 20-25: Dizzy Gillespie™ All-Stars; 26-28: Alfredo Rodríguez Trio, 10:30pm Harold Lopez Nussa Trio; 29-Oct 1: Kenny G. Late Night Groove w/Oct 2-3: Rebirth Brass Band; 9: Julian Coryell. Sunday Brunch w/Oct 4: Rebirth Brass Band; 11: Brad Shepik & NYU Ens; 18: Alexis Cole; 25: Svetlana Shmulyian & Delancey Five feat Michela Marino Lerman. CAFÉ LOUP: 105W 13th St (bet 6th & 7th Avs). 212-255-4746. www.cafeloupnyc.com. Sun: 12:30-3:30pm Jazz Brunch w/Steve LaSpina Trio w/Ron Affif & Matthew Fries, 6:309:30pm Junior Mance, Hide Tanaka & Michi Fuji Trio.
CAFE NOCTAMBULO: At Pangea. 178 2nd Av (bet 11th & 12th Sts). 212-995-0900. www.cafenoctambulo.com. Sets: 7-8:30&910:30pm $20 adm. Wed except 10/7: $15 min Jay Leonhart. Oct 16: $20 min Diane Marino Qrt. CAFFE VIVALDI: 32 Jones St (bet Bleecker & 4th St). www.c affevivaldi.com. 212-691-7538. Free adm. Sun: 9-11pm John Lander Trio. 1st&2nd Wed: 7:15pm Roger Davidson. CAPITAL GRILLE: 120 Bway (at Pine & Nassau). www.thecapitalgrille.com. 212-3741811. Free adm. Fri: 6:30-10pm Richard Russo Qrt. CITY WINERY: 155 Varick St (bet Spring & Vandam Sts). www.citywinery.com. 212-6080555. Oct 11: 10:30am-4pm $20-40 adm Banjo Bash brunch/workshops/jam feat Cynthia Sayer, Kristin Scott Benson & Bruce Molsky. 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. Oct 1: Skonberg/Yeager/Weber; 2: Gilad Hekselman Trio; 3: Quinsin Nachoff & Pyramid Project; 4: Anthony Smith Qnt; 6: 1IN2; 7: Syberen Van Munster; 8: Thomas Morgan Trio; 9: The Horns band; 10: Stephan Crump; 11: Jane Ira Bloom Qrt; 12: Roz Corral Trio; 14: John Raymond Qrt, 9:30pm Pablo Masis Qrt; 17-18: Tony Malaby; 20: Sofia Ribeiro Gp; 21: Jeremy Powell Qnt, 9:30pm Beekman; 22: Owen Howard Trio; 23: Petros Klampanis; 25: New Brazilian Perspectives feat Q Morrow Gp; 26: Oscar Perez Qrt; 27: Cameron Mizell/Brad Whiteley/Kenneth Salters, 10pm Michael Eaton Individuation Qrt; 29: Shai Maestro & Jorge Roeder; 30: Jason Rigby DetroitCleveland Trio. The CUPPING ROOM CAFE: 359W Bway (bet Broome & Grand Sts). 212-925-2898. www.cuppingroomcafe.com. Sets: Thurs-Fri 8-11pm, Sat 8:30pm-12:30am. Sat: Mal Stein. The DEAD RABBIT GROCERY & GROG: 30 Water St (Broad & Old Slip Sts). 646-4227906. www.deadrabbitnyc.com. Wed: 7:3011:30pm Terry Waldo Solo. DOMA NA ROHU: 17 Perry St at 7th Av. 212929-4339. www.domanyc.com. $10 min. Wed: 7:30&9pm, Sat: 8&9:15pm. Oct 3: Sweet Megg & the Wayfarers; 10: Hot Club of Flatbush; 14: Scrubboard Serenaders; 17: Steven Frieder Trio. DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY: 13 Monroe St (bet Market & Catherine Sts). 212-4730043. www.downtownmusicgallery.com. Sun: 6pm In-Store shows. Oct 1: Tristan Honsinger/Nicolas Caloia/Josh Zubot; 11: Ben Goldberg, 7pm Josh Sinton; 18: Cheryl Pyle Beyond Sxt, 7pm Kurt Ralske/Mike Bullock/Todd Capp; 25: Thomas Helton & William Parker. DROM: 85 Ave A (bet 5th & 6th Sts). 212-7771157. www.dromnyc.com. Oct 21: 7:15pm $15/10 adm Devin Bing, 10pm $20/15 The Eco-Music Big Band. DUANE PARK CAFÉ: 157 Duane St (bet Hudson & W Bway). www.duaneparknyc.com. 212-732-5555. Fri: 9:30pm $95 adm incl dinner Plume Revue feat DP Jazz Qrt. The EAR INN: 326 Spring St (bet Greenwich & Washington Sts). www.earinn.com. 212-4319750. Sun: 8-11pm EarRegulars feat Jon-Erik Kellso & friends. FAT CAT: 75 Christopher St at 7th Av. 212-6756056. www.fatcatmusic.org. $3 adm/no min. Sets unless otherwise noted: Early (E), Late (L), Night (N); Mon E 6pm, L 9pm, N 12:30am; Tues-Wed E 7pm, L 9pm, N 12:30am; Thurs&Sat E 7pm, L 10pm, N 1:30am; Fri E
6pm, L 9pm + 10:30pm, N 1:30am; Sun E 6pm, L 9pm, N 1am. Ev N: Jam. Residencies (R): Mon N Billy Kaye; Tues E Saul Rubin Zebtet; Wed E Raphael D'lugoff Trio + 1, N Ned Goold; Fri 9pm Gospel Queens; Sat N Greg Glassman; Sun E Terry Waldo & Gotham City Band, N Brandon Lewis & Renee Cruz. Oct 1: E Yard Byard, L Saul Rubin Zebtet, N Todd Herbert; 2: E Vanessa Cruz, L R + Jared Gold/Dave Gibson, N Will Terrill; 3: E Rodney Green Qrt, L Raphael D'lugoff Qnt, N R; 4: E R, 8:30pm Jade Synstelien & FCBB, N R; 5: E Osso String Qrt, L Behn Gillece Qrt, N R; 6: E R, L Nu D'lux, N Alexi David; 7: E R, L Groover Trio, N R; 8: E Sheryl Bailey, L Greg Glassman Qnt, N Craig Wuepper; 9: E Adi Meyerson Qrt, L R + Ed Cherry, N Tal Ronen; 10: E Steve Blum Trio, L Brian Charette, N R; 11: E R, L Carlos Cuevas, N R; 12: E Folie à Deux, L Ned Goold Qrt, N R; 13: E tba, L Peter Brainin & the Latin Jazz Workshop, N tba; 14: E R, L Harold Mabern Trio, N R; 15: E tba, L P. O. D., N tba; 16: E tba, L R + tba, N tba; 17: E tba, L Christopher McBride Qnt, N R; 18: E R, L Gerry Gibbs, N R; 19: E tba, L George Braith, N R; 20: E R, L Geraldo Contino y Los Habaneros, N tba; 21: E R, L The Don Hahn/Mike Camacho Band, N R; 22: E tba, L The Flail, N tba; 23: E Ray Gallon Trio, L R + tba, N tba; 24: E tba, L Whitfield Family Band, N R; 25: E R, L tba, N R; 26: EL tba, N R; 27: E R, L Itai Kriss & Gato Gordo, N John Benitez & Latin Bop; 28: E R, L tba, N R; 29: E tba, L Brickhouse, N Reid Taylor; 30: E tba, L R + tba, N tba; 31: E tba, L Ark Ovrutski, N R. FIRST STREET GREEN COMMUNITY GARDEN: 33E 1st St (bet 1st & 2nd Avs). www.firststreetgreenpark.org/www.arts forart.org. Oct 10-11: free adm An UnColumbus Celebration feat 10/10 2pm Kirk Knuffke/Karl Berger, 3pm Bill Cole/Lisette Santiago, 10/11 2pm Sam Newsome/Reggie Nicholson, 3pm JD Parran & Harlem Reunion, 4pm P Nicholson & Resurrection Revolution, 4:30pm Zak Sherzad Solo, 10/12 2pm Larry Roland & The Neo-Urban Folk Project, 3pm James Brandon Lewis/Luke Stewart/Warren Trae Cruddup III, 4pm Michael TA Thompson 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. Oct 1: E Mike Dease Qrt, L Zeel Sxt; 2: E Fukushi Tainaka Trio, L Kevin Dorn & the BIG 72; 3: B Larry Newcomb Qrt, E Evgeny Sivstov Trio, L Akiko Tsuruga Trio; 4: B Kyoko Oyobe Trio, E R, L Abe Ovadia Trio; 5: E Howard Williams Jazz Orch, L Ken Kobayashi Trio; 6: E La Voz de Tres, L Hila Kulik Trio; 7: E Yvonnick Prene Qrt, L The Easterly Trio; 8: E Champian Fulton Qrt, L Luke Hendon Trio; 9: E Joel Perry Trio, L Peter Valera & the Jump Blues Band; 10: B Emy Tseng, E Brooks Hartell Trio, L Virginia Mayhew Qrt; 11: B Lou Caputo Qrt, E R, L Afro Mantra; 12: E Eyal Vilner Big Band, L Pablo Masis Qrt; 13: E Rob Edwards Qrt, L Claude Diallo Trio; 14: E The Anderson Brothers, L Craig Brann Trio; 15: E Rick Stone Trio, L Ray Parker Trio; 16: E Al Marino Qrt, L see 10/2 L; 17: B Art Lillard Trio, E Mark Marino Trio, L Daylight Blues Band; 18: B Michika Fukumori Trio, E R, L Afrom Mantra; 19: E see 10/13 E, L Richard Bomzer continued on page 22
NCE A PRODIGY WHO PLAYED with such jazz masters as organist O Charles Earland and saxophonists Sonny
Stitt and Willis 'Gator' Jackson as a teenager, guitarist Pat Martino, 71, is now a veteran jazz master himself. And while he still does recording dates with other famous musiciansâ€”he was in the studio last month for a leader he couldn't mention, although he did say he was part of a section that included bassist Christian McBride, pianist Kenny Barron and drummer Lewis Nashâ€”he has not done sideman gigs since the late 1960s, preferring to lead his own bands. "I like to work with players on a regular basis," Martino said from his South Philadelphia home, "players who have a familiarity with the material and the mutual interaction of a collaborative unit." Of his current trio, with organist Pat Bianchi and drummer Carmen Intorre, he says: "I take them out on the road worldwide and there's a rapport that comes to pass after quite a bit of experience in knowing each other's personalities, in terms of phrasing and a number of other subjective elements in our playing and improvisations. After a certain length of time, it becomes magic." In 1980, Martino had surgery to remove a brain aneurysm. It resulted in amnesia that included his inability to play the guitar. But with the help of friends and recordings, Martino slowly recovered his memories and relearned how to play, emerging back on the jazz scene over a quarter of a century ago. And now that he can recall his earlier career, he regrets some of the changes he has seen on the jazz landscape over time. "More than anything," says Martino, "the culture has changed and so what is in play is quite different now than it used to be. The majority of performances now are in concert, not like it used to be in the 60s and 70s when there used to be establishments that thrived upon intimacy, not just with the performers but with the audience too." He recalls fondly such places as Newark's Key Club and Philadelphia's Pep's and the Showboat: all now gone. "After a performance, you could come back down and intermingle with the audience. Nowadays, one of the true results of the culture change is that a majority of groups perform on stage in concert halls and you
rarely see more than a dozen or so fans who are allowed to come backstage. That's very different than it used to be." He allows that young jazz players today, most of them products of jazz departments in colleges and conservatories, are equipped with "volatile abilities in the sense of their being so virtuosic it's sometimes startling," but something is missing from their virtuosity because the culture around jazz has changed. "The down on the ground experience of what we used to refer to as jazz, as part of a communal social element where all of us new each other, has faded. We knew these different jazz friendly areas in different cities worldwide." Martino says. "Now when you're on tour, what you know more about is airports; you know more about travel than you know about the things that were happening, like we did decades ago." The major collaborative jazz venues today, Martino points out, are jazz festivals, not the more intimate performances in small clubs with greater contact between the artists and their listeners. When he works with young players, he says he tries to "bring to their attention music as an effect, as a force that can be expanded in a much broader way" than merely the music business itself. Musicians may seek stardom as a goal, he says, but what is more important is being what he calls a legend. A good example, he says, is Lennie Tristano and others of that stature who became legendary without becoming big stars. "And Charlie Parker was at that time a star, but today if you had a Charlie Parker, he wouldn't be a star because that environment no longer exists." But Martino is still optimistic: "The old culture and venues don't exist anymore, but other things are happening now that are actually just as rewarding as long as you have an open mind and an open heart."
Pat Martino judges and performs at the Wes Montgomery Jazz Guitar Competition at Merkin Hall, Oct. 10. His quintet with saxophonist Adam Niewood and trumpeter Alex Norris joining his trio with Pat Bianchi, B3 organ, and Carmen Intorre, drums, play the Exit Zero Jazz Festival in Cape May, Nov. 7.
Martino photo by Len DeLessio.
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Trio; 20: E Carl Bartlett Jr. Trio, L Guy Mintus Trio; 21: E Marc Devine Trio, L Paul Jubong Lee Trio; 22: E George Weldon Trio, L Flea Circus; 23: E Masami Ishikawa Trio, L see 10/9 L; 24: B Marsha Heydt & the Project of Love, E see 10/8 E, L see 10/10 L; 25: B Iris Ornig Qrt, E R, L Mauricio de Souza Trio; 26: E Cecilia Coleman Big Band, L Kenny Shanker Qrt; 27: E Kristin Callahan Trio, L Tony Rosales Trio; 28: E Dre Barnes Project, L Mike Catalano Trio; 29: E Ali Belo & the Sweet Wire Qrt, L Kira Daglio & Fine Qrt; 30: E Carol Sudhalter Qrt, L Hot House; 31: B Mayu Saeki Qrt, E-L no jazz. GRAMERCY THEATRE: 127E 23rd St (bet Park & Lexington). 212-614-6932. Oct 5: http://concerts.livenation.com/event/00004F 1BA6563261?dma_id=345 6-9pm Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine award gala honoring Roy Haynes & Bernie Williams. GREENWICH HOUSE MUSIC SCHOOL: 46 Barrow St (bet 7th Av S & W 4th St). 212-2424770. www.greenwichhouse.org. Sound It Out series: 8pm $15/12 adm. Oct 3: Vinnie Sperrazza & Apocryphal; 17: Frank Carlberg & Word Circus. JAZZ GALLERY: 1160 Bway at 27th St. 5th Fl. www.jazzgallery.org. 646-494-3625. Sets: 8pm $15/10 adm & 10pm $10/8 adm, $22/12 Fri-Sat. Oct 1: Peter Evans; 2: John Escreet; 3: Theo Bleckmann Band; 6: Adam Nussbaum; 8: Tony Tixier; 9-10: John Ellis; 15: Andrew D’Angelo; 16: Roman Filiu; 17: Shane Endsley; 22: Mario Castro; 29: Maria Grand Qrt. JAZZ STANDARD: 116E 27th St (bet Park & Lexington Avs). www.jazzstandard.net. 212576-2232. Sets/adm unless otherwise noted: 7:30&9:30pm, Mon-Wed $25, Thurs-Sun $30. Residency (R): Mon Mingus Monday w/Mingus Big Band. Oct 1-4: $35 George Coleman Qnt w/Eric Alexander; 5: R; 6-7: Amina Figarova Sxt; 8-11: Yosvany Terry/Baptiste Trotignon Qrt; 12: R; 13: Brian Charette Trio; 14: Kenny Werner Trio; 15-18: Donald Harrison Qnt w/10/15-16 Claudio Roditi & 10/17-18 Terell Stafford; 19: R; 20: George Colligan Trio; 21: Antonio Hart Organ Qrt; 22-25: Charles McPherson Qnt; 26: R; 27-28: $30 Peter Bernstein Qrt; 29-Nov 1: $35 Butler, Bernstein & the Hot 9. JOE’S PUB: At Public Theater. 425 Lafayette St & Astor Pl. www.joespub.com. 212-967-7555. Adm varies. Oct 2: 11:30pm Dodo Orch; 15: 7pm Ethan Lipton Orch, 9:30pm No BS! Brass; 28: 7:30pm Nicole Henry. JULES BISTRO: 65 Saint Marks Pl (bet 1st & 2nd Avs). 212-477-5560. www.julesbistro.com. Sets: 8:30-11:30pm. KNICKERBOCKER BAR & GRILL: 33 University Pl at 9th St. 212-228-8490. www.knickerbockerbarandgrill.com. Fri-Sat: 9:45pm-2am. Oct 2-3: Tardo Hammer & Lee Hudson; 9-10: John Colianni & John Donnelly; 17-18: Nicki Parrott & Rossano Sportiello; 23-24: Alexis Cole & David Finck; 30-31: Luis Bonilla, Andy McKee & Bruce Barth. LE POISSON ROUGE: 158 Bleecker St at Thompson St. www.lepoissonrouge.com. 212-796-0741. Adm varies. Oct 16: 6:30pm $25/30 adm Kamasi Washington w/Mark Guiliana & Beat Music, Lakecia Benjamin & Soul Squad. 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. Oct 2: L Luiz Simas; 3: 11:30pm Dee Lucas; 4: E The Mantini Sisters; 6: L R; 8: L Kiki Ebsen feat Tribute to Buddy Ebsen; 10: 12pm Rebecca Holtz; 13: L R; 15: E Jonathan Karrant; 16: L John Minnock; 18: 1pm Rebekah Ruiz; 20: E Greenwich Village Chamber of Commerce honors Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio; 22: L Barbara Lusch; 27: L R; 28: L see 10/22 L. MEZZROW: 163W 10th St (bet 7th Av & Waverly Pl). www.mezzrow.com. 646-4764346. Sets: Early (E) 7:30pm free adm, Late (L) 9:30pm except Tues 10:30pm $20, Night (N) 12-1am except Fri 12:30-2am. Residencies: Mon E John Merrill w/guests, N Sacha Perry; Tues L "Polite" Jam; Wed N Sarah Slonim; Thurs E Spike Wilner Solo, N Jon Davis; Fri E Ehud Asherie Solo, N Johnny O'Neal; Sat E Spike Wilner w/guests. Oct 1: L Mike Longo & Paul West Duo; 2-3: Jonny King Trio; 4: Pasquale & Luigi Grasso Qrt; 5: Tadataka Unno & James Cammack Duo; 6: Barbara Rosene & Ehud Asherie Duo; 7: Jamie Reynolds & Orlando Le Fleming Duo; 8: Johnny O'Neal; 9-10: Jeremy Pelt Trio; 11: E Saul Reuben, L Grant Stewart Trio; 12: tba; 13: Barney McAll & Matt Clohesy Duo; 14: Rick Germanson Duo; 15: Joel Forrester & David Hofstra Duo; 16-17: Alan Broadbent & Don Falzone Duo; 18: E Bucky Pizzarelli & Ed Laub Duo, L see 10/16; 19: Peter Bernstein; 20: James Pearson & Ray Drummond Duo; 21: Marion Cowings; 22: Michele Rosewoman & Rufus Reid Duo; 2324: Todd Coolman & Bill Mays Duo; 25: E Pasquale Grasso Solo, L Vic Juris; 26: David Hazeltine Duo; 27-28: Nicki Parrott & Rossano Sportiello Duo; 29: Camila Mezza; 30: George Burton & Terrell Stafford Duo; 31: closed. MILANO’S BAR: 51E Houston St (bet Mott & Mulberry Sts). 212-226-8844. Thurs 2-4pm: Carol & Company. NEW YORK CITY BAHA’Í CENTER: 53E 11th St (bet Bway & University). 212-222-5159. www.bahainyc.org. Tues: 8&9:30pm $10/15 adm. Oct 6: Golda Solomon Poetry & Jazz; 13: 8pm only Dizzy Gillespie B-day concert feat Mike Longo NY State of the Art Jazz Ens w/Ira Hawkins & spec guests Jon Faddis & Annie Ross + free film showing; 27: Santi Debriano Gp. NORTH SQUARE: At Washington Square Hotel. 103 Waverly Pl at McDougal. www.northsquareny.com/about-jazz. 212254-1200. Sun: 12:30&2:15pm free adm Jazz Brunch Trios. Oct 4: Vicki Burns; 11: Roz Corral w/Freddie Bryant & Santi Debriano; 18: Marianne Solivan; 25: Roz Corral w/Eddie Monteiro & Vanderlei Pereira. NUYORICAN POETS CAFÉ: 236E 3rd St (bet Avs B & C). www.nuyorican.org. 212-7809386/212-505-8183. Tues: 9pm-12am Latin Jazz feat 1st Tues Chembo Corniel, 2nd Tues Bronx Conxión, 3rd Tues Hector Martignon; 1st Wed: 9:30pm All That - Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz; 1st Sat: 9:30pm $15 adm Puddin’ Jazz series + Jam; last Sun: 9:30pm Bobby Sanabria & New School Afro-Cuban Jazz Band. PEGU CLUB: 77W Houston St (bet W Bway & Wooster St). 2nd Fl. www.peguclub.com. 212-473-PEGU. Sun: 6:30-9:30pm free adm Glenn Crytzer & Pegu Club All Stars. PIANOS: 158 Ludlow St at Stanton. 212-5053733. www.pianosnyc.com. Fri: 8-10pm Cabinet Makers. Oct 4: 11pm Ourida Trio. continued on page 26
HILE YOU MAY HAVE ENCOUNtered the extraordinary trumpet work W of Duane Eubanks on albums by the Dave
Holland Big Band, Mulgrew Miller's Wingspan, the Oliver Lake Big Band, or even on releases by his elder brothers Kevin and Robin, you might not know him for his own work as a bandleader. Rather surprisingly, throughout his varied and artistically impressive career, Eubanks had, until recently, produced only two solo records. That changed this year as he put out his long-awaited third offering, Things of That Particular Nature (Sunnyside). While the 14 year gap between this and his previous album is striking, Eubanks proves the wait was worth our while as he offers up a versatile mix of original compositions as well as a heartfelt cover of Mulgrew Miller's classic "Holding Hands," all performed at peak perfection by a quintet of like-minded soloists. Indeed, Eubanks used the decade and a half well, and the release leaves many hoping to see him engage as a bandleader on more projects to come. Things of That Particular Nature emerged as a response to artistically restless feelings Eubanks experienced, and so he searched for a new avenue of expression. "I was talking the situation through with my wife and she gave me the goahead and encouragement to create a new album," he explains. "Additionally, though I hadn't recorded my own music in years, I had continued to nourish that side of myself with writing and so I had enough material for a recording." With the inspiration to proceed with the album, as well as ample music to showcase, Eubanks assembled his band for the project. While he has worked with a dazzling array of artists, for this effort Eubanks had
a specific ensemble concept in mind. "For the music to sound as good as it possibly can, the relationship of the musicians has to be deep and positive," he clarifies. "These musicians have a long and close association. They've been performing together for many years and they share a humble and mature outlook on the music, which reinforces a positive concept." Indeed, this desired cohesion is fully realized, as Eubanks, Abraham Burton, Marc Cary, Dezron Douglas, Eric McPherson and, as a guest on select tracks, vibraphonist Steve Nelson, offer thoughtful, deeply soulful and tight performances of the music. Even in the strong array of pieces, a particular highlight is the playful waltz of Mulgrew Miller's "Holding Hands," providing a touching tribute to the late pianist, who served as a key mentor to Eubanks. Indeed, the fun, lyrical reading of the piece keenly speaks to the powerful influence Miller exerted on Eubanks' own musicianship. "Mulgrew inspired so many people and he instilled in me the courage to play what I was feeling," he recalls. "Years ago, I first played with him at a tribute to Johnny Coles in Philadelphia and a couple of weeks later he invited me to join Wingspan. It took me years to get out of him what it was he saw in me, but then I finally found out. He doesn't like flashiness in music; he wants people to stay within the music and that's what he liked about my playing. I try to stay within the realm of the composition and play without ego. In fact, Mulgrew had offered to be the pianist on my next record and so playing this piece was a tribute to him and his influence on me." As he prepares for his performance at Smalls, Eubanks aims to capitalize on the remarkable chemistry of the album's quintet by trying to reunite as many of the members as possible, preferring that artists maintain a consistency between their recordings and live presentations. To that end, Burton and Douglas return to perform with Eubanks, joined by pianist David Bryant and drummer Byron Landham, in what promises to be a memorable set of shows. Does 2015 mark the beginning of increased leader work for Eubanks? "This project gave me a new sense of confidence and getting my music out there and receiving positive feedback from people has been rewarding," he says. "The next project I do may be a collective project with Dezron and Eric, but I'm also working hard on the next quintet recording. I'm hearing that second horn in my music, in the harmonies." With luck, there will be a lot more to look forward to.
Duane Eubanks performs at Smalls Jazz Club on Oct. 23 and 24.
S P O T L ROMAIN COLLIN BLUE NOTE / OCTOBER 12 Embracing curiosity without expectation, pianist Romain Collin creates musical narratives from what he hears, sees and touches. Exposing a depth of intimacy in lyricism over inspired harmonic suggestions, Collin's compositions invite collective exploration among players. His spirit of receptivity has allowed him to share the stage with masters Terence Blanchard and Jimmy Heath, let him play alongside Christian McBride and Lauryn Hill, and led him on international expeditions with icons Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. An accomplished orchestral composer for feature films, Collin currently is scoring a series of mini documentaries featuring Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai. Following acclaimed releases The Rise and Fall of Pipokuhn and The Calling, Collin celebrates his new record, Press Enter (ACT Music) with Kendrick Scott and Luques Curtis. SJ JANE MONHEIT BIRDLAND / OCTOBER 13-17 Vocalist Jane Monheit exemplifies the modern jazz singer by supporting the standards of the jazz canon while keeping a pulse on contemporary repertoire. Whether singing blue chip standards such as "My Foolish Heart" and "Over the Rainbow" or more contemporary fare such as The Beatles' "Golden Slumbers" on her latest release The Heart of the Matter, Monheit has demonstrated a lyrical style far beyond her years. Early achievements include being named first runner-up at the Thelonious Monk Jazz Institute Vocal Competition and releasing her debut Never Never Land at age 22. Since then, she has proven that vocal jazz is alive and will serve to entertain audiences for years to come. At Birdland, Monheit presents a show dedicated to the vocal legacy of Ella Fitzgerald. EW
DUCHESS RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART / OCTOBER 16 Stepping outside their solo careers, singers Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner and Melissa Stylianou have blended their talents into something special as the vocal trio Duchess. Their combined harmony is exquisite. As evidenced on their eponymous recording debut earlier this year, this is a team to savor if you dig the music of the Swing Era's finest vintage female vocal groups. The Boswell Sisters are a huge influence, but the Andrews Sisters also come to mind. At this Jazz at the Rubin concert, the singers will freshen classic jazz and pop tunes with their new arrangements. Each of the three also get some solo spotlights on original material. These artists have combined their charm, wonderful harmony, senses of humor and ever-present swing into a formidable package. KF NICK RUSSO JALOPY THEATRE / OCTOBER 16 Nick Russo is an eclectic master of the string family, drawing on guitar, bass, ukulele, mandolin and banjo to realize the equally diverse range of styles embedded in his music. Though rooted firmly in Jazz, Russo ensures that his music draws from a particularly broad vision of the genre, as strains of New Orleans, the Swing Era, hard Bop, and even free Jazz work their way into his compositions. Indeed, on his excellent release Ro, Russo stretches out even farther, incorporating Indian ragas, rock, Klezmer, and Balkan influences into his vision. Such eclecticism can seem overwhelming, but Russo's ear for melody and penchant for understatement ensure highly satisfying and creative performances as he ably leads his 11-piece collective— appropriately named +11—in its varied configurations. SH
JULIAN LAGE ZANKEL HALL / OCTOBER 17 Julian Lage is one of the major guitarists of his generation. As a youngster, he was the subject of the documentary Jules at Eight. The budding virtuoso recorded with David Grisman at age 11, performed and recorded with Gary Burton while still in high school and his debut release, Sounding Point, was nominated for a Grammy. The Berklee alum is a musical sponge soaking up many styles including jazz, chamber music, folk, string bands and bluegrass, all explored in his acclaimed CD Gladwell. Jim Hall complimented Lage's immense talent during their 2013 Newport set. Recent duo recordings paired him with Fred Hersch and Nels Cline. Yet Lage is a self-effacing artist who still seeks to expand his horizons. His trio on this concert features bassist Scott Colley and drummer Kenny Wollesen. KD
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˜ Norman, Butman by Collin photo by Emra Islek, Duchess by Shervin Lainez, Handy by Stuart Brinin, Belgrave by Wayne
L I G H T CAROLYN LEONHART SMOKE / OCTOBER 21-22 Carolyn Leonhart's musical expression resists confinement and invites spontaneity. A master singer and budding percussionist, her expressive and syncopated phrasing connects to the rhythm section, informing her soulful harmonic interpretations. Since joining her father, Jay, on stage at age 16, Leonhart has been a fearless player on the New York scene. She received third place in the 1994 Monk Vocal Jazz Competition, after being named Outstanding Jazz Singer in College by DownBeat. Her devotion to an authenticity of sound has allowed her to record and tour as a member of Steely Dan and the Swiss percussion group, Lyn Leon. A lyrical improviser, Leonhart's melodic concepts complement the playful and self-reflective lyrics featured on her compositions. Her quintet includes Myron Walden, Helen Sung, Hans Glawischnig and Rodney Green. SJ
JOHN HANDY DIZZY'S CLUB COCA-COLA / OCTOBER 23-25 Fifty years ago, alto and tenor saxophone master John Handy became a household name by leading his quintet in an electrifying appearance at the Monterey Jazz Festival. Part modal excursion, part free jazz, with a touch of fusion, the set was a highenergy performance and was captured on a now-legendary album that cemented Handy's place in jazz as an innovative, constantly forward-thinking artist. Indeed, throughout his varied career Handy has always managed to honor the tradition of jazz, while still pushing ahead by engaging with contemporary styles. Making a not to be miss rare New York appearance with his quintet, this Bay Area legend celebrates the milestone of the Monterey recording. SH
JOAN BELGRAVE CASSANDRA'S / OCTOBER 23-24 In a tribute to her late husband, trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, vocalist Joan Belgrave brings The Detroit Sound ensemble to NYC. An artist in her own right, she has combined mainstream jazz and the blues to form a style equally balancing those elements. She has lived on both coasts, but primarily in Southern California, and has deep roots in the Motor City—a recent project is with the Motown Legends Gospel Choir. Among her many accomplishments, she has recorded, written and arranged swinging jazz tunes, was nominated for a Grammy and reaches for upper octave levels with her flexible voice that recalls greats Mahalia Jackson, Dinah Washington and Etta Jones. Belgrave is backed by trumpeter Rayse Biggs, pianist Michael Malis, bassist Ibrahim Jones and drummer Kahlil Kwame Bell. MGN
MISHA PIATIGORSKY ZINC BAR / OCTOBER 23, THE FALCON / OCTOBER 24 Regular trio gigs at Zinc have led the way for Misha Piatigorsky to present his orchestral big band in NYC. The Russian-Jewish émigré grew up in urban culture, combining modern mainstream jazz with pop sensibilities. He studied with Kenny Barron at Rutgers, earned a Masters at the Manhattan School of Music and since has blazed trails playing original music with the flair of a showman. A former Thelonious Monk Jazz Composers winner, Piatigorsky's strong piano voicings and originality have been documented over five recordings and several movie soundtracks. He was music director for Mark Murphy, worked alongside guitarist Freddie Bryant, and the co-op Trio Del Sol. The Sketchy Orkestra features a ten-piece string ensemble, backed by Piatigorsky's piano, bassist Danton Boller and drummer Kenny Grohowski. MGN
IGOR BUTMAN 54 BELOW / OCTOBER 25 Saxophonist Igor Butman has quite the international pedigree. Former President Bill Clinton once called him "my favorite living saxophone player." He has dual U.S. and Russian citizenship and is a senior member of Vladimir Putin's United Russia party. Through the global language of jazz, Butman's jazz savvy and brawny tenor style surpass any passports-and-politics intrigue. He studied in Leningrad and at Boston's Berklee College of Music after Voice of America broadcasts turned him onto jazz as a teen. A quarter-century after working with bandleaders Grover Washington Jr. and Lionel Hampton, among others, he is Russia's best-known jazz player, owning two Moscow jazz clubs and a record label. His longstanding quartet includes pianist Nick Levinovsky, bassist Vitaly Solomonov and drummer Eduard Zizak. KF
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PIERRE LOTI: 258W 15th St (bet 7th & 8th Avs). www.pierrelotiwinebar.com. 212-6455684. Tues: 8-11pm. RED ROOM: At KGB Bar. 85E 4th St (bet 2nd Av & Bowery). www.redroomnyc.com. 212787-0155. Sat: 10pm-1am. Oct 3: Michelle Zangara Gp. ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL: 196 Allen St at E Houston St. www.rockwoodmusichall.com. 212-477-4155. Oct 7: 9:45pm Project Grand Slam; 28: 8:30pm Erik Friedlander. RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART: 150W 17th St. www.rubinmuseum.org/events/series/jazz. 212-620-5000X344. Oct 16: 7-8:30pm $25 adm Duchess. RUE B: 188 Ave B (bet 11th & 12th Sts). 212358-1700. www.ruebnyc.com. Sets: 8:30, 9:30&10:45pm. Mon: Jam w/Davis Whitfield Trio; Tues: Jam w/Adrian Moring Trio; Wed: tba; Thurs: Andrew Forman Trio; Fri-Sat: tba; Sun: Jazz Vocal Jam w/Jocelyn Medina. SMALLS JAZZ CLUB: 183W 10th St at 7th Av. 212-252-5091. www.smallsjazzclub.com. Sets unless otherwise noted: Afternoon (PM), Early (E), Late (L), Night (N); Mon E 7:30-10pm, L 10:30pm-1am, N 1am; Tues E 7:30-9pm, L 9:30pm-12am, N 12:30am, WedThurs E 7:30-10pm, L 10:30pm-1am, N 1:30am; Fri E 7:30-10pm, L 10:30pm-1am, N 1:15am, Sat PM 4-7pm, E 7:30-10pm, L 10:30pm-1am, N 1:15am; Sun 1-3pm, PM 4:30-7pm, E 7:30-10pm, L 10:30pm. Jam following N. Adm varies. Residencies (R): Mon L Ari Hoenig, N 10/5&19 Jonathan Michel, 10/12&26 Jonathan Barber; Tues E except 10/13 Spike Wilner Qrt, N Next Generation Sessions 10/6&20 w/Corey Wallace DUBtet, 10/13&27 w/Kyle Poole & friends; Wed N Sanah Kadoura Band; Fri PM Jam 10/2,16&30 w/Ai Murakami, 10/9&23 w/Tuomo Uusitalo Trio; Sat PM Jam 10/3,17&31 w/Jonathan Thomas Trio, 10/10&24 w/Ben Meigners, N 10/3,17&31 w/Stacy Dillard, 10/10&24 w/Philip Harper; Sun 1pm Vocal masterclass by Marion Cowings. Oct 1: E Michael Blake, L Ken Fowser Band, N tba; 2: PM R, E Ralph Lalama & Bop-Juice, L Walt Weiskopf, N Tony Hewitt; 3: PM R, E Dmitry Baevsky Qrt, L Walt Weiskopf, N R; 4: 1pm R, PM tba, E Johnny O'Neal Trio, L Bruce Harris Gp; 5: E Gilad Hekselman, L-N R; 6: E R, L Theo Hill Qnt, N R; 7: E Amos Hoffman Qnt, L tba, N R; 8: E tba, L JC Stylles, N tba; 9: PM R, E Charles Ruggiero, L Sam Newsome Qnt, N Joe Farnsworth; 10: PM R, E David Schnitter Qrt, L Sam Newsome Qnt, N R; 11: 1pm R, PM tba, E Yaala Ballin Qrt, L Behn Gillece Qrt; 12: E Kenn Salters Haven, L-N R; 13: E Ehud Asherie Trio, L Smalls Legacy Band feat Frank Lacy, N R; 14: E Noah Preminger Qrt, L Aaron Burnett, N R; 15: E Michael Cochrane, L Nick Hempton Band, N tba; 16: PM R, E Tardo Hammer Trio, L John Fedchock Qrt, N Eric Wyatt; 17: PM R, E Kevin Harris, L John Fedchock Qrt, N R; 18: 1pm R, PM Eyal Vilner Big Band, E Johnny O'Neal Trio, L Charles Owens Qrt; 19: E James Johnson III Qrt, L-N R; 20: E R, L Lucas Pino No Net Nnt, N R; 21: E Julian Shore Qnt, L Dave Baron Sxt, N R; 22: E Matt Wilson, L Craig Wuepper, N tba; 23: PM R, E Emma Larsson w/spec guest Stafford Hunter, L Duane Eubanks, N Joe Farnsworth; 24: PM R, E Joey G-Clef Cavaseno Qrt, L Duane Eubanks Qnt, N R; 25: 1pm R, PM George Gee Orch, E Sole-ful Sunday w/Michela Lerman, L Ned Goold Qrt; 26: E Jonathan Saraga, L-N R; 27: E R, L Josh Evans Big Band, N R; 28: E Jonathan Kreisberg, L David Gibson & BOOM, N R; 29: E Jonathan Kreisberg, L Paris Reunion
Band, N tba; 30: PM R, E Mel Martin, L The Flail, N Anthony Wonsey; 31: PM R, E tba, L The Flail, N R. SPECTRUM NYC: 121 Ludlow St 2nd Fl (bet Delancey & Rivington Sts). 212-533-5470. www.spectrumnyc.com. Oct 1: 8:30-10:30pm Nico Letman; 8: 8-9pm Terrence McManus/John Hébert/Billy Mintz; 10: 910:30pm IDN. The STONE: 2nd St at Av C. www.thestonenyc. com. Adm varies. Tues-Sun: 8&10pm weekly residencies. Sun: 3pm $20 adm John Zorn & friends. Oct 1-4: New England Conservatory feat 10/1 Kirsten Lamb + Wendy Eisenberg, 10/2 Trigger + Leo Hardman Hill, 10/3 Kinan Idnawi + Elliot Cardinaux, 10/4 Survivor’s Breakfast + Ted Reichman Ens; 6: 8pm Stone benefit feat John Zorn w/Jon Rose & spec guests; 6-11: Jon Rose; 13-18: James Ilgenfritz; 20-25: Nate Wooley; 27-Nov 1: Ron Anderson. SUBROSA: 63 Gansevoort St (bet Washington & Greenwich Sts). www.subrosanyc.com. 212-997-4555. Sets: 8&10pm $20 adm. see The Latin Side of Hot House. TRIBECA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 199 Chambers St. www.tribecapac.org. 212220-1460. Oct 23: 8pm $15 adm David Gonzalez. TURNMILL: 119E 27th St (bet Park & Lexington Avs). www.turnmillnyc.com. 646524-6060. Wed: 11pm-2am Jam w/Rob Duguay & Low Key Trio. VILLAGE VANGUARD: 178 7th Av S at 11th St. 212-255-4037. www.villagevanguard.com. Sets: 8:30&10:30pm. Adm: Mon-Thurs $25/1 drink min. Residency (R): Mon Vanguard Jazz Orch. Oct 1-4: Ravi Coltrane Qrt; 5: R; 6-11: Tom Harrell & First Impressions; 12: R; 13-18: Tom Harrell Qnt; 19: R; 20-25: Fred Hersch Trio; 26: R; 27-Nov 1: The Heath Brothers. WALKER’S: 16N Moore St at Varick. 212-9410142. www.walkerstribeca.com. Sun: 8-11pm Duos. WHYNOT JAZZ ROOM: 14 Christopher St at Gay St. www.whynotjazzroom.com. 646-7564145. Adm/min vary. Oct 1: 7:30pm Eric Reeves Qnt, 9:30pm Watercolors; 2: 11pm Trio Amalgamate; 3: 9pm Conundrum, 10:30pm Craig Brann Gp; 4: 7pm Whynot Experiment? series feat 7pm Warchester, 8:30pm Rallidae; 5: 8pm Rubens Salles w/spec guest John Clark; 6: 7:30pm Rebecca Sullivan, 9:30pm Annie Chen Qnt; 7: 8pm Ken Simon Project, 10pm Gary Levy Qrt; 8: 7:30pm Mike Bono Gp; 9: 8pm Adam Caine Qrt; 10: 6pm Tribute to Thelonious Monk feat Teri Roiger Trio, 9pm Jacob Teichroew Gp, 11pm Audiograph; 11: 7pm Ursel Schlicht Band feat Stephanie Griffin, Catherine Sikora; 12: 8pm Peter Knoll Trio; 13: 7:30pm Luciana Menezes, 9:30pm Melis Aker; 15: 7:30pm David Meder, 9:30pm Classic Harbor Line Jazz Trio plus 1; 17: 9pm Jarrett Cherner Trio, 11pm marie-claire Qrt; 18: 10pm Tim Hagans & Joe Hertenstein Bad Duets feat Gregor Huebner; 20: 9:30pm Uta Habbig Band; 21: 8pm Yosi Levy Acoustic Project; 22: 7:30pm Hajime Yoshida Qrt, 9:30pm Benno Marmur Qrt; 23: Judi Silvano & Zephyr Gp; 24: 6pm Keigo Hirakawa Trio, 9pm Rich Bomzer Projects, 11pm Shu Odamura Trio; 25: 10pm see 10/18 feat Thomas Helton; 26: 8pm Elijah J. Thomas New Trio; 27: 7:30pm Neha, 9:30pm Nadia Washington; 29: 7:30pm Haruna Fukazawa Qnt, 9:30pm James Hall; 30: 11pm Bite Trio; 31: 6pm The Katie Bull Gp Project. ZEB’S: 223W 28th St (bet 7th & 8th Avs). 2nd Fl. www.zebulonsoundandlight.com. 212-695-
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ANOTHER REASON TO CELEBRATE
By Elzy Kolb
Living the dream When singer Emma Larsson got into jazz, she gravitated toward learning from pianists and saxophonists. "At that time there were not a lot of vocal jazz teachers or method books," as she grew up in Scandinavia, she says. Focusing on instrumentalists felt natural to Larsson, since she had studied saxophone as a youngster and listened to the Brecker Brothers and other fusion bands with her older brother. "I came into jazz from instrumentalists, not singers. If I had to choose a singer, I'd have to say Betty Carter was my biggest influence. I didn't listen to Ella or the others so much." She studied music in Finland and her native Sweden, and released a couple of well-received CDs—after almost a decade her recording Irie Butterflies remains on Scandinavian radio playlists—but she always felt the pull of the Big Apple. "Since I was 13 or 14, on a dream level, New York was my goal. I needed to make music for myself and to be around other musicians." She made the move across the Atlantic in 2010 and, since then, has continued learning from instrumentalists, often on an informal basis. The singer cites saxophonist Billy Harper among her biggest influences. "Being part of his 60-voice choir was a different way of singing because you have to fit in instead of standing out. It's the other side of what I usually do, and it's fun to do both," Larsson says. "I've asked him a lot of questions about writing and composing and jazz and he gave me a lot of advice. And I listened to his music so much while writing for my new album, Sing to the Sky." The new CD contains a Sade cover and "Here's to Life," popularized by Shirley Horn, along with seven originals. "To get into writing mode, I play the piano at home until I find something I like and can use for a song. I try to vary the key, tempo and mood, to keep things interesting. Often I start with the lyric, that's the biggest challenge for me. If I have a good lyric, the music almost writes itself." For her first recording with American musicians, Larsson recruited drummer Billy Drummond, bassist Eric Revis, saxophonist Kenneth Whalum III and pianist Shedrick Mitchell. "All of the new material was written over the past year or two. It took a while to collect. I knew I was going to record, but I took my time and let things come together." Join Larsson in celebrating the release
of Sing to the Sky (Origin) with pianist Theo Hill, bassist Lorin Cohen, drummer Vincent Ector and special guest Stafford Hunter on trombone Oct. 23 at Smalls Jazz Club.
Emma Larsson, Smalls Jazz Club
Musicians' musician Vocalist Jay Clayton may not be a household name, but it seems as if she's taught or influenced half the singers in NYC, through private lessons, master classes, workshops, scat labs and performances. Plus, she has performed with or been influenced by a gamut of jazz icons, past, present and future. "Every time I perform I get stronger, more confident; I learn something," she says. Clayton was the founder of what was perhaps the original jazz loft: "Sam Rivers performed in my loft before he started his own," she declares. "I had to start the loft so I could sing. Who was going to hire me? I was just in my 20s." In the early 1960s, Clayton heard trailblazing sets by Coltrane, Monk, Mingus and other legends. "It's worth it to be almost 74," she says with a laugh. "I came to New York when I was 21 and they were all playing. I went out as much as I could. I saw Eric Dolphy with Mingus and in more free settings, he was very influential. I didn't know him, but I knew his music, his eclecticism. He was definitely an influence." Listeners will have a chance to both check out the singer's deep jazz roots and help Clayton celebrate her 74th birthday Oct. 28 at Jazz at Kitano with drummer Matt Wilson, pianist Frank Kimbrough and bassist Jay Anderson. "It's important to me that all members of the band get to do their own thing, be who they are, not just accompany me. Look who I chose— they're all strong!" continued on page 29
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8081. Wed: 8pm $10 adm Saul Rubin Trio w/vocalist guest + Jam. Oct 28: 8pm Andrea Brachfeld; 29-Nov 1: NYC Jazz Guitar Festival www.nycjazzguitarfestival.com feat 10/29 8:30pm Opening Party & Jam session w/spec guests, 10/30 8pm Pasquale Grasso, 9pm Yotam Silberstein, 10pm Ilya Lushtak, 10/31 8pm Gene Bertoncini, 9pm Ron Affif, 10pm Saul “Zebulon” Rubin, 11pm Peter Bernstein, 11/1 2pm Bucky Pizzarelli & Ed Laub Duo, 3pm JC Stylles, 4pm Ed Cherry, 5pm Paul Bollenback. ZINC BAR: 82W 3rd St (bet Thompson & Sullivan). 212-477-8337. www.zincbar.com. Sets: Early set 7pm + 9,11pm&12:30am, Mon 2am. Adm varies. Residencies: Mon 10pm2am Ron Affif Trio, Tues 10pm Evolution Band, 11pm Jam by Ingmar Thomas, Thurs 12am Roman Diaz Midnight Rumba Get Classical, Fri Big Bands, Sat Misha Piatigorsky Trio + Monika Oliveira & The Brasilians, Sun Tango Trio & Milonga. Oct 1: ELEW; 2: Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Band; 3: Livio Almeida Brazilian Big Band; 5: E Brenda Earle Stokes + VandoJam feat Mike DiRubbo; 6: Cidinho Teixeira Trio; 7: Valery Ponomarev Sxt; 8: see 10/1; 9: Valery Ponomarev & Art Blakey Big Band; 12: E Andrea Wolper; 13: George Burton; 14: E Joe Alterman + Philip Harper; 15: E Tine Bruhn; 16: Jack Jeffers Big Band; 19: E Vicki Burns; 20: see 10/13; 21: E Verena McBee + Bluegrass Jam w/Sheriff Bob; 22: see 10/1; 23: Misha Piatigorsky & Sketchy Orkestra; 26: E Chloe Perrier; 27: see 10/13; 28: Eddie Allen Big Band; 29: Francisco Mora-Catlett & AfroHORN; 30: Seth Weaver Big Band feat Svetlana.
AN BEAL BOCHT CAFÉ: 445W 238th St. 718884-7127. www.lindasjazznights.com. 1st Wed 8&9:30pm Linda's Jazz Nights. Oct 7: Don Friedman Trio. G-BAR: 579 Grand Concourse at 149th St. 718402-6996. www.gbarnyc.com. HOSTOS: 450 Grand Concourse at 149th St. www.hostos.cuny.edu. 718-518-4455. See The Latin Side of Hot House. UNIVERSITY OF THE STREETS: 2381 Belmont Av. 2nd Fl. www.university ofthestreets.org. 212-254-9300. Fri-Sat: 9pm Jam. Fri: w/Bernard Linnette; Sat: w/Rob Anderson.
65FEN: 65 Fenimore St. www.65fenmusic series.tumblr.com. Mon: 9&10pm $10 don 65Fen Music series. Oct 5: Phase Reader + PascAli; 12: Branch/Giallorenzo/Reisinger + The Ghost; 19: Lester St. Louis + Natura Morta; 26: Wooley/Lytton Duo + Bass vs. Bass. ALOR CAFÉ: 2110 Richmond Rd. Staten Island. 718-351-1101. www.alorcafe.com. Fri: 8pm; Sun: Brunch w/Rose Rusciani. BAMCAFÉ: 30 Lafayette Av. 718-636-4100. www.bam.org. Oct 17: 9:30pm Brazilian Samba Jazz Ens feat Veronica Nunes & Ricardo Vogt. BAR CHORD: 1008 Cortelyou Rd. 347-2406033. www.barchordnyc.com. Sun: 9pm Cortelyou Jam. BAR LUNÀTICO: 486 Halsey St. 718-513-0339. www.barlunatico.com. Sets: 8:30pm. Oct 13:
Ourida Trio; 26: Tom Beckham & Brad Shepik Duo. BAR TABAC: 128 Smith St at Dean St. Cobble Hill. www.bartabacny.com. 718-923-0918. Tues&Thurs 7-10pm; Tues: Blue Vipers of Brooklyn; Thurs: Stephane Wrembel. BARBÈS: 376 9th St at 6th Av. Park Slope. www.barbesbrooklyn.com. 718-965-9177. Residencies: Mon 7pm Brain Cloud; Tues 9pm Slavic Soul Party; Wed 10pm Mandingo Ambassadors; Sun 9pm except 10/4 Stephane Wrembel. Oct 11: 7pm Mike McGinnis & Roadtrip Band; 13: 7pm The Four Bags; 15: 10pm Boss Tenor; 20: 7pm Joel Forrester; 23: 8pm Regional de NY. BRIC ARTS: 647 Fulton St. 718-683-5600. www.bricartsmedia.org. Oct 11&13-16: free adm BRIC JazzFest feat 10/11 7:30pm Ron Carter Trio & Danny Simmons, 10/13 7pm Jaime Woods, 10/14 7pm Battle Trance, 10/15-16 7:30pm Jazz Marathon Nights. BROOKLYN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC: 58 7th Av. Park Slope. www.bqcm.org. 718622-3300. Oct 10: Annual Tuba Competition 3pm Masterclass for Strings and Winds by Bob Stewart & Curtis Stewart, 6:30pm competition w/Jose Davila, Steffen Granly & Clark Gaton, concert feat PUBLIQuartet, Bob Stewart & First Line Band; 17: 7:30-10:30pm $10 adm Brooklyn Jazz Wide Open series Tribute to Ornette Coleman feat Kenny Wessel & Brad Jones w/WORKS. BROOKLYN LYCEUM: 227 Fourth Av (bet President & Union Sts). Park Slope. www.brooklynlyceum.com. 718-857-4816. BROWNSTONE JAZZ: 107 Macon St at Nostrand Av. www.sankofaaban.com. 917704-9237. Fri-Sat: 8pm $30 adm incl 1 drink Brownstone Jazz. Fri-Sat: 11pm-1am Open Mic w/Eric Lemon & BJ Ens. BROWNSVILLE HERITAGE HOUSE: 581 Mother Gaston Blvd. www.brownsvilleheritagehouse.org. 718-385-1111. 3rd Sat: 36pm free adm Wade Barnes Tribute Band. CHEZ OSKAR: 211 Dekalb Av. 718-852-6250. www.chezoskar.com. Mon: 8-11pm. CUBANA SOCIAL: 70 N 6th St. 718-782-3334. www.cubanasocial.com. Sets: Thurs 9pm12am; Fri: 9pm-2am Afro-Jazz. The DRAWING ROOM: 56 Willoughby St #3. www.drawingroommusic.com. Sets: 7pm. Oct 4: $15 adm Bryn Roberts & Lage Lund; 11: $20 Gene Bertoncini; 25: $15 Pedro Rodriguez. EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH: 279 Lafayette Av at Washington Av. 718-6221107. www.ebcconnects.com. Oct 11: 3-5pm $20 adm Jazz Vespers feat New Century Jazz Qnt. FIREHOUSE SPACE: 246 Frost St. 917-7097799. www.thefirehousespace.org. Set: 8pm unless otherwise noted. Oct 2: Cisum Percussion Duo & Palladium Percussion Qrt; 3: William Hooker Trio; 4: 7:30pm The Pretzel Club; 9: Lindsay Vickery & Dafna Naphtali; 10: Connie Crothers & Ursel Schlicht; 11: Terri Hron & Paula Matthusen, 9pm Yoni Niv; 15: Simone Weißenfels & friends; 17: Fire Maidens From Outer Space, 9pm Sandra Sprecher; 24: Karl Berger Improvisers Orch; 29: Briggan Krauss. FOR MY SWEET: 1103 Fulton St. 347-7704735. Mon: 7-11pm $10 adm Bill Jacobs Ens. FREDDY’S BAR: 627 5th Av (bet 17th & 18th Sts). www.freddysbar.com. 718-768-0131. 4th Tues: 8:30pm Music from NY Underground. GAMBRINUS: 3100 Ocean Pkwy. 718-2651009. www.gambrinusny.com. Thurs: 811pm Yaakov Mayman Qrt. continued on page 30
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It's practically an annual tradition for the many musicians she's gigged with, taught and influenced to turn out to help the veteran vocalist blow out the candles. The audience is typically packed with singers—including Clayton's roommate, Sheila Jordan—and many are likely to take a turn onstage. "And if any horn players show up, they're coming up there. My material is always easy to pull someone up to join in." While her repertoire leans toward familiar tunes, Clayton is a fearless improviser who always finds a fresh approach to old favorites. "That's a good news/bad news situation—no one could ever figure out how to market me, but now it's my hook. That's who I am: I'm in and I'm out. I love standards, love electronics, I love the word, I love poetry. It all gets integrated somehow. When you're drawn to certain music, that's gonna come out in what you do." Clayton's birthday set list is evolving, but one thing is certain: "I've been doing a little tribute to Ornette Coleman. He was a mentor to many and he was certainly a mentor to me. You know there will be some freedom and those guys in my band will go for it in a second and have a good time."
the premiere bebop bassists. Not only did Pettiford double on cello, he loved the instrument enough to name his three children Cello, Cellina and Celeste. "He was the guy who stayed with me, for his soulful playing and his careful, buoyant writing." Friedlander was intrigued by how much Pettiford's approach to cello differed from the more aggressive style he displayed when he was composing for, and playing, bass. "This guy was passionate, troubled and immensely talented. He was not soft or romantic; he had a chip on his shoulder. But one of the things that provided him peace and joy was the cello—you can hear it in his recordings. None of the darkness, none of the chip comes across in his cello music. His talent was isolated from his difficulties."
Erik Friedlander, Rockwood Music Hall
Jay Clayton, Jazz at Kitano
Heart of the matter Cellist/composer Erik Friedlander experienced a jazz "baptism of fire" at 20 when he joined a band led by bassist Harvie S with top-flight players including trumpeter Randy Brecker. "I wasn't that good when I started, so it was an amazing experience to be around veteran players who were making music so easily," Freidlander explains. "Jazz was always present in my life, but I didn't play it until then. I always wanted to do something different with the cello, but I was a blockhead who needed to hear it." As the cellist spent the next decade building his chops and building a career as a sideman and studio musician, he was drawn to making more personal music on an instrument not routinely associated with jazz. Friedlander delved into cellists in jazz history and liked the sound and writing of Oscar Pettiford, who was among
Recording a Pettiford project was in the back of Friedlander's mind for years. "But I was not ready to take on the compositions, I needed to have a level of maturity that was more developed," he says. "Then there came a time in the sequence of my recordings where I wanted to make a left turn, to do something not original. I had just done a solo recording that was very intimate and it was time to do something buoyant, bouncing and grooving." The resulting CD, Oscalypso (Skipstone), features nine Pettiford compositions, including jazz standards like "Bohemia After Dark" and "Tricotism," along with a number of rarities. "I was trying to create a balanced set, to create a story," Friedlander says. He celebrates the CD release on Oct. 28 at Rockwood Music Hall, with saxophonist Michael Blake, bassist Trevor Dunn and drummer Michael Sarin, who also appear on the album. In the studio, the foursome hewed closely to the arrangements, aiming for the style of Pettiford's 1950s-era recordings. "We kept a tight focus like they did back then, which was probably for aesthetic reasons and possibly for the limitations of vinyl. We did the recording steeped in LP time. We'll let loose in the club a bit, loosen up the arrangements and play more," the cellist says.
Clayton photo by Geoffrey Creighton, Friedlander by Angelo Merendino.
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HOPE & ANCHOR: 347 Van Brunt St. 718-2370276. www.hopeandanchorredhook.com. Wed: 7:30-10:30pm Jam w/Ray Scro Qrt. I-BEAM: 168 7th St. www.ibeambrooklyn.com. Sets: 8:30pm $15 don. Oct 1-3: Westbrook Johnson; 10: Carol Liebowitz & Ryan Messina; 12: Tomas Fujiwara Trio; 16: Steve Olson Trio New York; 17: Nick Fraser Trio, 9:30pm Lina Allemano Four; 24: $10 Alternative Guitar Summit by Joel Harrison; 27: Billy Martin & Brian Drye Duo, 9:30pm Albrecht Maurer, Mat Maneri & Lucian Ban; 28-29: 7pm $10 Shankar; 30-31: Leimgruber/ Demierre/Phillips. JALOPY: 315 Columbia St. www.jalopy.biz. 718-395-3214. Oct 16: 9pm Nick Russo + 11, 10pm Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches, 11pm Hott Jazz Jumpers. JAZZ 966: 966 Fulton St. 917-593-9776. www.jazz966.com. Fri: 8-11pm $15 don. Oct 9: Steve Cromity. JUNGLE CAFE: 996 Manhattan Av. 347-9874981. www.junglecafenyc.com. Oct 15: 79pm Andrea Wolper Trio. KORZO RESTAURANT & BAR: 667 5th Av (bet 19th & 20th Sts). 718-499-1199. www.facebook.com/konceptions. Tues: 9&10:30pm $10 don/$10 min Konceptions Music series by James Carney. Oct 6: Color Wheel, 10:30pm Northern Spy; 13: Trio Hornito, 10:30pm Stephan Crump Constellation Trio; 20: Anna Webber Qrt, 10:30pm Double Double; 27: Dan Weiss, 10:30pm Knuckleball. LA CAYE RESTAURANT: 35 Lafayette Av. www.lacayebk.com. 718-858-4160. The LIVING ROOM: 134 Metropolitan Av. 718782-6600. www.livingroomny.com. LORENZO’S RESTAURANT, BAR & CABARET: At Hilton Garden Inn. 1100 South Av at Lois Ln. Staten Island. 718-4772400X3222. www.lorenzosdining.com. Sun: 12-2&2-4pm Jazz Brunch. MILK RIVER: 960 Atlantic Av. 718-636-8600. www.milkriverbrooklyn.com. Oct 11: 7-10pm Steve Cromity. PANE E VINO: 174 Smith St at Warren. www.panevinony.com. 718-501-1010. Sun: 710pm Carl Thompson Gp w/Virginia Mayhew. ROULETTE: 509 Atlantic Av at 3rd Av. www.roulette.org. 917-267-0363. Oct 7: 8pm $15-25 Matthew Shipp, Lola Danza, Fung Chern Hwei, George Spanos & Ben Stapp. RUSTIK NEIGHBORHOOD TAVERN: 417 DeKalb Ave. www.rustiktavern.com. 347406-9700. 1st Tues: 8pm $5 adm Jam w/Eric Frazier. SAGE: 299 Graham Av. www.sageongraham. com. 718-218-6644. Fri-Sat: 7pm. SHAPESHIFTER LAB: 18 Whitwell Pl. www.shapeshifterlab.com. 646-820-9452. Sets/adm unless otherwise noted: Early (E) 7pm, Late (L) 8:15pm, Night (N) 9:30pm; $10 adm. Residency (R): Wed 10pm-12am free adm BRM Raga Jam. Oct 1: E Mike Baggetta Trio, L $12 Brad Shepik Trio, N $14 Corina Bartra Spt; 2: E Electric Trio, L Orlando le Fleming & Romantic Funk; 4: E Damian Allegretti Trio; 6: E-L Awakening Orch; 7: R; 10: 8pm N $25 Jack DeJohnette, Ravi Coltrane & Matthew Garrison; 11: N ArcoIris Sandoval & Sonic Asylum; 14: R; 15: L Lisa Christensen, N Yoosun Nam Qnt; 16: E Sean McVerry, L Noelle Tannen, N Ellis Ashbrook; 17: 2pm $20-10 Quince Contemporary Vocal Ens, 8:30pm $5 Sami Stevens All-Star Band; 18: E $15 Frankmusik; 20: E Oren Fader & David Rogers w/spec guests; 21: R; 22: E $6 Hye-Jeung Gp; 23: E The Core Trio, L Keigo
Hirakawa Trio, N Yoav Shlomov Qnt; 24: 8pm Earthdriver; 26: E Rebecca Zola, L Guy Mintus Trio; 28: R; 29: E The Flow Down, L Moth to Flame; 30: L Adam Smal, N $12 Dan Lehner & Memory Field; 31: 8pm $5 Brooklyn Halloween Bash. SISTAS’ PLACE: 456 Nostrand Av at Jefferson Av. www.sistasplace.org. 718-398-1766. Sat: 9&10:30pm $30/25 adm. SNUG HARBOR CULTURAL CENTER: 1000 Richmond Ter. Staten Island. www.utasi.org. 718-448-2500. Oct 17: 2-7pm $15-25 adm Staten Island Jazz Festival feat Hamiet Bluiett, Kiane Zawadi, Winard Harper Ens, Danny Mixon Qrt, Leopoldo Fleming AfroCaribbean Jazz Ens, Betty Shirley, The Makanda Project, Emme Kemp, Jaron Eames, David Jones, Karlus Trapp, Vinnie Ruggieri, Jeannine Otis, WaFoo, Rudi Mwongozi, Sajda Musawwir Ladner. ST FRANCIS COLLEGE: 180 Remsen St. Brooklyn Heights. www.sfc.edu. 718-5222300. Oct 13: 2pm The Ebony Hillbillies. SUNNY’S: 253 Conover St. 718-625-8211. www.sunnysredhook.com. Oct 2: 10pm12am Miss Ida Blue. THREES BREWING: 333 Douglass St. 718522-2110. www.threesbrewing.com. Oct 4: 8pm Peter Brendler Qrt. WATERFRONT MUSEUM: Lehigh Valley Barge No. 79. 290 Conover St at Pier 44. www.waterfrontmuseum.org. 718-624-4719. Oct 3: 2-4pm Jeff Newell & New-Trad Qrt. WILLIAMSBURG MUSIC CENTER: 367 Bedford Av. www.wmcjazz.org. 718-3841654. 10pm-2am. Fri: free adm/2 drink min Jam w/Gerry Eastman Qnt & friends. Oct 4: 10pm Tine Bruhn.
CAVE À VIN: 975 State St. New Haven. 203777-6206. www.caveavinwinebar.com. Sat: 8-11pm free adm. FIREHOUSE 12: 47 Crown St. New Haven. 203-785-0468. www.firehouse12.com. Fri: 8:30pm $20 adm, 10pm $15. Oct 2: Bryan & the Aardvarks; 9: Mat Maneri & Lucian Ban; 16: Tony Malaby & Tubacello Qrt; 23: George Colligan Trio; 30: Ralph Peterson Trio. FUJI OF JAPAN RESTAURANT & BAR: 111 Old Kings Hwy North. Darien. 203-655-4995. www.fujiofjapan.com. Thurs: 6:30-9pm Music Thursdays series feat Nicole Pasternak or Maria Tiscia. KELLY’S GASTRO PUB: 196 Crown St. New Haven. www.kellysnewhaven.com. 203-7761111. Sun: 12-3pm Jazz Brunch. The 9th NOTE JAZZ & SUPPER CLUB: 15 Bank St. Stamford. www.the9thnote.com. 203-504-8829. Tues-Sun. The OUTER SPACE: 294 Treadwell St. Hamden. www.theouterspace.net. 203-6401684. Sun: 5-7pm $5 adm The Outer Space Jazz All Stars. OWL SHOP: 268 College St. New Haven. 203624-3250. www.owlshopcigars.com. Wed: 9pm-12am free adm Hawkins Jazz Collective. PIZZERIA LAURETANO: 291 Greenwood Av. Bethel. www.pizzerialauretano.com. 203792-1500. Sun: 6-8pm $15 adm/10 min. Oct 4: Gene Bertoncini Trio; 11: Allegra Levy Qrt; 18: Roger Ball Gp; 25: Akiko Tsuruga Organ Trio. RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE: 80 East Ridge. Ridgefield. www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org.
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HOT FLASHES Musician-Author's Corner The decline of major labels and the rise of self-released material did not come without its drawbacks. However, a particular type of musician, one blessed with a unique blend of creative vision and entrepreneurial spirit, has been able to capitalize on the new environment and advance striking projects and create personal expressions unlike anything heard in earlier eras. One such artist is saxophonist Sam Newsome, a talented multi-reed player whose musical journey has recently led him to explore the soprano saxophone in solo performance.
Pursuing this concept in a highly individual setting, Newsome has self-released a series of truly one-of-a-kind albums, including The Straight Horn of Africa: A Path to Liberation, Monk Abstractions and The Art of the Soprano, Vol 1. A remarkably creative figure, Newsome has also found himself increasingly busy as a writer and on Sept. 24 he self-released Life Lessons from the Horn: Essays of Jazz, Originality and Being a Working Musician, a collection of his writings. Newsome's efforts as a writer emerged somewhat in tandem with his developing soprano saxophone projects, particularly as he began to seek grant funding. "As musicians, we tend to speak in colorful language, but it's often language that lacks clarity," Newsome laughs. "When you have to write grants, you have to be very specific and say exactly what you mean. That experience really got me thinking differently about my music and gave me a new sense of focus." This foray into writing may well have remained fairly low-key in Newsome's
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working life; however, a fortuitous encounter with Peter Watrous of the New York Times changed that. "When I was releasing my first solo album, I reached out to Peter to see if he'd write the album's liner notes," Newsome explains. "He asked for the CD, which I sent him along with some notes and thoughts I had prepared while I was recording the album. A few days later, he called me back to tell me he was impressed by my writing and he offered to help me write my own liner notes." This encouragement led Newsome to launch his own blog, Soprano Sax Talk, where he would go on to tackle a wide range of topics from saxophone technique, to professional advice, to interviews, even to more philosophical considerations of the music. While Newsome's writing work sprung out of his musical efforts, he notes a reciprocal relationship between the worlds of writing and performing. "By writing about what I want to do, and by writing about that music I'm passionate about, I gain more clarity in my mind," he explains. "That clarity in turn makes it easier to work toward the goals I'm setting. As I started working more on solo saxophone projects, I found that writing about solo saxophone topics helped to give me additional confidence to pursue it." Drawing from material that initially appeared on his blog, he selects key pieces that may be of inspiration and value to younger players building their careers and developing their own musical voices. For more details, visit Sam Newsome's website, www.samnewsome.com. Sam Newsome leads a quintet featuring Josh Evans on trumpet, Luis Perdomo on piano, Brad Jones on bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums at Smalls Jazz Club Oct. 9-10.
Galas, Awards and Residencies Evolver Records presents a special onenight festival of new music at Roulette on Oct. 7. Violinist Fung Chern Hwei, vocalist Lola Danza, the George Spanos Trio, Ben Stapp and special guest Matthew Shipp fills out the bill for a unique night of music. Tickets are available at www.roulette.org. The Jazz Drama Program, which composes and produces original jazz musicals for students to perform, hosts its annual
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FRESH TAKES Pianist and composer Arcoiris Sandoval, a recent graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, has evolved in her five years in New York through influences of film music and the metric complexities of modern jazz. It didn't take long for Sandoval to acquire her musical companions, which include Mimi Jones and Steve Wilson, fellow MSM grads, among her earliest New York connections. In addition to their prolific small-ensemble work, Sandoval and Jones lead the D.O.M.E. Experience, a multimedia jazz philharmonic. For inspiration, Sandoval draws on cultural issues on a global scale. "One of the things that I'm really interested in is environmental awareness, and a lot of my pieces are dedicated to that. One of them, 'Absence of Free Will,' is about how it feels like we don't have control." The three-section tune uses odd meters to convey a sense of instability, which is resolved in the "open" solo section. "It makes the mood of HOT FLASHES...
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fundraising gala on Oct. 14 at the DiMenna Center. The event honors legendary vocalist Jon Hendricks and producer Cobi Narita, and features musical performances by Marion Cowings, the Eli Yamin Quartet and the program's Zah! Youth Ensemble. Tickets are available at www.thejazzdramaprogram.org. Experimental trumpet icon Nate Wooley holds down a week-long residency at The Stone Oct. 20-25. Highlights include the world premiere of his Psalms from Hell Cycle, a duo set with Matthew Shipp, and an all-day collaborative event with John Zorn. Harris Eisenstadt, Tyshawn Sorey, Zeena Parkins, Gerald Cleaver, Joe McPhee, Tim Berne, Ingrid Laubrock, Sylvie Courvoisier and more round out this remarkable week of music. See a full schedule at www.thestonenyc. com. The Jazz Foundation of America, who has been helping thousands of musicians for almost three decades, is holding its annual â€œA Great Night in Harlemâ€? fundraising event on Oct. 22 at the Apollo Theater. Honoring Sonny Rollins, this year program will feature jazz masters such as Jimmy Heath, Gary Bartz, Ravi Coltrane, Kenny Garrett, Randy
By Nathan Kamal, student at The New School the rehearsals very passionate." P i a n i s t A r c o i r i s Sandoval is joined by her quartet, Sonic Asylum, at Brookl yn' s S hapeS hift er Lab on Oct. 11. Her project consists of Steve Wilson on saxes, Mimi Jones on bass, N a t h a n Ellman Bell on drums and S a n dov a l alternating between piano and Rhodes.
Brecker and many more talents. To get tickets or support this indispensable organization go to www.jazzfoundation.org. The National Jazz Museum in Harlem changes locations: after 15 years on 126th street, the beloved institution has a new home at 58 West 129th street. In connection with the move, the museum will hold a fundraiser and benefit at the Alhambra Ballroom on Oct. 28, featuring the music of Jon Batiste. Learn more at www.jazzmu seuminharlem.org.
B A C K S TA G E PA S S JAZZ ANECDOTE BY BILL CROW Bill Crow's books " Jazz Anecdotes" and " From Birdland to Broadway" can be found at your favorite bookstore, and at www.billcrowbass.com along with many interesting photos and links.
Jerry Dodgion had just joined Red Norvo's group in 1958 when they played a gig opposite the Basie band in Las Vegas. Jerry and his then wife Dottie invited a few of the Basie musicians to their home for dinner. Frank Foster, Joe Williams and Benny Powell sat down to a nice dinner, and Frank and Joe went back to the kitchen for second helpings. Jerry tells me he was a slow eater, and Benny Powell was even slower. When they finally were ready for second helpings, there was no food left. Jerry ran into Benny a short time before his death, and told me they reminisced about that dinner. Jerry said, "Living in New York, with the faster pace, I guess I've learned to eat a little faster. How about you, Benny?" Powell replied, "No I'm still slow. I'm so slow, I chew water!" LISTINGS continued from page 30
203-438-5795. Oct 22: 8pm Spyro Gyra. SARAH’S WINE BAR: At Bernard’s. 20 West Ln. (Route 35). Ridgefield. 203-438-8282. www.bernardsridgefield.com. Oct 25: 6:30pm $27.50 adm/$15 min Russ Kassoff Trio. The SIDE DOOR JAZZ CLUB: At Old Lyme Inn. 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme. 860-434-0886. www.thesidedoorjazz.com. Sets: 8:30pm. Oct 2-3: Javon Jackson Qrt; 9: Alicia Olatuja; 10: Russell Malone Qrt; 16: Carl Allen & the Art of Elvin; 17: Tammy McCann Qrt; 21: The Brubeck Brothers; 23-24: The Brotherhood Sxt; 29: Aaron Diehl Trio; 30: Harold Lopez-Nussa Trio; 31: Theo Hill Qrt. WESTPORT ARTS CENTER: 51 Riverside Av. Westport. www.westportartscenter.org. 203-222-7070. Oct 11: 3-5pm $10-30 adm Rhythm Future Qrt.
AMERICAN HOTEL: 49 Main St. Sag Harbor. 631-725-3535. www.theamericanhotel.com. Fri-Sat: 6:30-10:30pm Lee Glantz. RAM’S HEAD INN: 108 Ram Island Dr. Shelter Island. www.theramsheadinn.com. 631-749-
0811. Oct 4&11: 6-9:30pm Sunday Jazz series feat Jane & Peter w/spec guests. TRATTORIA GRASSO: 134 Main St. Cold Spring Harbor. www.trattoriagrasso.com. 631-367-6060. Sets: Wed&Sat 7pm; Thurs 6:30pm; Sun Brunch (B) 12pm, Evening (EV) 6pm. Residencies: Sun B Joe Carter, Thurs Frank O’Brien. Oct 2: 7pm Joe Alterman Trio; 3: Ayako Shirasaki & Noriko Ueda; 9: 7:30pm James Rich Trio; 11: Alexis Cole & friend; 16: 7pm Madeline Kole Trio; 18: Gail Storm; 25: Richie Iacona. WALK STREET TAVERN: 1218 Jericho Tpk. New Hyde Park. 516-354-9732. Last Tues: 9pm-12am Jam w/John Ray & Ian Petillo.
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AVIDA BAR: 159 Main St. Nyack. 845-3532525. www.avidabar.com. Fri: 8-10:30pm free adm Alicia Crowe. BEATTIE-POWERS HOUSE: Prospect Av at Bridge St. Catskill. Jazz one2one series. www.beattiepowersplace.blogspot.com. 518-945-2669. Oct 4: 2pm $10 adm Jim McNeely & Martin Wind. The DAUTAJ: 36 Oakland Ave. Warwick. 845986-3666. www.thedautaj.com.
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A Moment You Missed by Fran Kaufman Hot House Contributing Photographer
Rehearsing at S.I.R. Studios in Chelsea on Aug. 18, for the upcoming Arbors Records release, Harry Alen's All-Star New York Saxophone Quartet, are the four "star" saxophonists. Left to right: Eric Alexander, Grant Stewart, Harry Allen and Gary Smulyan. Rossano Sportiello on piano and Joel Forbes in the back row on bass. Drummer Kevin Kanner is obscured in the back.
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DON BRADEN BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH / OCTOBER 3, TRUMPETS / OCTOBER 4 For three decades, saxophonist Don Braden has developed skills that put him onstage or in the studio with Roy Haynes, Freddie Hubbard, Betty Carter and Wynton Marsalis. His jazz/funk roots were first realized playing alongside hits of the 70s coming from the radio and, later, on stage with organ great Dr. Lonnie Smith. Braden's new recording, Luminosity (Creative Perspective) is a sounding board for inventive takes on standards from Rodgers & Hart, Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock alongside originals, including the title track inspired by John Coltrane's "Giant Steps" and "A Whole New World," from the film Aladdin. Braden's traction is steeped in the jazz standard, but his soulful tenor sax and flute always display a sense of forward thinking, guaranteed to light up the moment. BEACON HILL JAZZ BAND BICKFORD THEATRE / OCT. 5, WATCHUNG ARTS CENTER / OCT. 17 In 2004, saxophonist Marty Eigen formed the Beacon Hill Jazz Band, interpreting the tight arrangements of Dave Pell's Octet from the West Coast. Since then they've expanded their repertoire to include the works of Basie and Ellington and Tin Pan Alley along with spirited renditions of songs like "42nd Street" and "Cheek To Cheek." A perennial favorite, Beacon Hill makes their 37th appearance at Watchung for Autumn Serenade, an evening of autumn-themed tunes. Always swinging and loaded with musical surprises, Eigen will have his sax and flute in tandem with vocalist Carrie Jackson, Bill Ash on trumpet and trombone, Flip Peters on guitar and vocals, Fred Fischer on piano and vocals, bassist Ron Nespo and drummer Gordon Lane.
JERRY DODGION DEER HEAD INN / OCTOBER 11 To track the amazing career of alto saxophonist/flutist Jerry Dodgion is a musical travelogue through jazz. From his beginnings on the West Coast, Dodgion gained admiration from his peers from his work with Count Basie, Benny Carter, Charles Mingus, Benny Goodman, Gerald Wilson, Oliver Nelson and Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra. Dodgion's musical voice has been part of countless recordings from Stanley Turrentine, Red Norvo, Quincy Jones, Marian McPartland and Herbie Hancock. On his own album, The Joy Of Sax (Love and Smiles), he displays a relaxed sophistication, always swinging, whether interpreting Ellington's "Paris Blues" or "Cottontail," or a gorgeous sentiment on "Thaddeus," his tribute to Jones. Dodgion shares standards and originals, played with the verve of a man with incredible stories to tell.
KENNY BARRON MCCARTER THEATRE / OCTOBER 23 Honored by The National Endowment for the Arts as a Jazz Master in 2010, pianist Kenny Barron first demonstrated his talents as a teen playing with drummer Philly Joe Jones in his home town of Philadelphia. Moving to New York, Barron performed with Roy Haynes, Lee Morgan and James Moody, who led him to Dizzy Gillespie. Forming his own trio, Barron worked with Lockjaw Davis, Eddie Harris and Sonny Stitt. Barron's diverse recordings display a poignant touch, with elegant and sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms, noted on The Art of Conversation (Impulse) with Dave Holland, Kenny Barron & The Brazilian Knights (Sunnyside) or Gerry Gibbs' Thrasher Dream Trio recordings (Whaling City Sound) alongside Ron Carter. In Princeton, Barron's trio features bassist Kiyoshi Kitagawa and drummer Jonathan Blake.
Braden photo by Chris Drukker.
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ATLANTIC SOMERS POINT JAZZ SOCIETY: 609-9276677. www.spjazz.org.
BERGEN FORT LEE PUBLIC LIBRARY: 320 Main St. Fort Lee. 201-592-3615. Oct 4: 2pm Joel Zelnik & Annette Sanders. HARVEST BISTRO: 252 Schraalenburgh Rd. Closter. www.harvestbistro.com. 201-7509966. Oct 15: 8-11pm Joel Zelnik Trio. MAHWAH PUBLIC LIBRARY: 100 Ridge Rd. Mahwah. 201-529-2183. Oct 4: 2pm Swingadelic. ORAMA: 595 River Rd. Edgewater. 201-9452020. www.orama.com. Fri-Sat: 8pm Curtis Lundy & All In. SOLARI’S: 61 River St. Hackensack. 201-4871969. Ev 1st Tues: 8pm One More Once Big Band.
BURLINGTON The RECORD COLLECTOR: 358 Farnsworth Av. Bordentown. www.the-record-collector. com. 609-324-0880. Oct 10: 7:30pm $12/15 adm Gallant Trio. TRI-STATE JAZZ SOCIETY: PO Box 896. Mount Laurel. www.tristatejazz.org. 856-7200232.
ESSEX BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH: 275W Market St. Newark. www.bethany-newark.org. 973623-8161. Oct 3: 6-7:30pm Jazz Vespers feat Don Braden. BRUSCHETTA RESTAURANT: 292 Passaic Av. Fairfield. 973-227-6164. www.bruschettarestaurantonline.com. Thurs: 7-10pm Rio Clemente Duo. CODA KITCHEN & BAR: 177 Maplewood Av. Maplewood. www.codamaplewood.com. 973-327-2247. Sun: 12-3pm Jazz Brunch feat Lee Glantz. DANA LIBRARY: Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University. 185 University Av. Newark. http://newarkwww.rutgers.edu/IJS/. 973-353-5595. DUKE’S SOUTHERN TABLE: 11 Clinton St. Newark. www.dukesnewark.com. 862-7635757. Fri-Sat: 7:30-11:30pm, Sun: 1-4pm. Oct 2: Lance Bryant; 3: Jamale Davis; 4: Carrie Jackson; 9: Matt Kane; 10: Pat Van Dyke feat Lezlie Harrison; 11: Erin & the Project; 16: Walter Christopher; 17: Jeff Hackworth; 18: Roz Corral; 23: Richard Polatchek; 24: see 10/4; 25: Lynette Washington; 30: Pat Van Dyke; 31: Vince Ector. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH: 40S Fullerton Av. Montclair. 973-744-6560. www.outpostintheburbs.org. Oct 18: 3-5pm $10 adm Spiritual Drumming Workshops by Richard Reiter. GATEWAY CENTER 2: 2 Gateway Center. 283299 Market St. Newark. 973-624-8880. Oct 7: 12-1pm Craig Handy. HAT CITY KITCHEN: 459 Valley St. Orange. 862-252-9147. Wed: 8pm Jam by Mike Lee. JAZZ HOUSE KIDS: 14 S Park St. Montclair. 973-744-2258 www.jazzhousekids.org. LUNA STAGE: 555 Valley Rd. West Orange. 973-395-5551. www.lunastage.org. Oct 25: 7pm $18/20 adm Charlie Apicella & Iron City. MCLOONE’S BOATHOUSE: 9 Cherry Ln at Northfield Av. West Orange. 862-252-7108. www.mcloonesboathouse.com. Sun: 10am3pm Jazz Brunch feat Doug Clarke Duo.
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY: 1 Normal Av. Montclair. www.montclair.edu. 973-6554000. Oct 15-18: Fred Hersch feat words by Mary Jo Salter. MONTCLAIR WOMEN’S CLUB: 82 Union St. Montclair. www.montclairwomensclub.org. 973-744-9552. Oct 9: 8:30pm Swingadelic feat Swinging With Simone. PALAZZO RESTAURANT: 11 S Fullerton Av. Montclair. www.palazzonj.com. 973-7466778. Fri-Sat: 7-10:30pm. PAPILLON 25: 25 Valley St. South Orange. 973-761-5299. www.papillon25.com. Thurs: 8:30pm. Oct 29: 8-11pm free adm Maurício de Souza & Bossa Brasil® feat Anton Denner. RICALTON’S: 19 Valley St. South Orange. www.ricaltons.com. 973-763-1006. Tues: 7:30-10:30pm Greg Bufford Trio. SUZYQUE’S BBQ & BAR: 34 S Valley Rd. West Orange. www.suzyques.com. 973-7367899. Free adm. Thurs: 8-11pm John Lee Trio w/spec guests. Oct 5&19: 8-10pm Glenn Franke's BigBand. TRUMPETS: 6 Depot Square. Montclair. 973744-2600. www.trumpetsjazz.com. Sets: unless otherwise noted 7:30&9pm, Fri-Sat 8&10pm, closed Mon-Tues. Adm varies. Oct 2: Enrico Granafei Qrt; 4: Don Braden Organix Qrt; 7: Diane Moser & Composers Big Band; 8: Pianist Oscar Perez; 9: Carrie Jackson & Jazzin’ All Stars; 10: Ragan Whiteside & friends; 16: Vinny Valentino Trio; 23: Garry Dial Trio; 24: Royal Scam; 25: Ron Aprea Big Band feat Angela DeNiro. WBGO: 54 Park Pl. Newark. www.wbgo.org. 973-624-8880.
HUDSON BRASSERIE DE PARIS: 700 1st St. Hoboken. www.brasseriedeparishoboken.com. 201942-9700. LIBERTY HOUSE RESTAURANT: 82 Audrey Zapp Dr. Jersey City. 201-395-0300. www.lib ertyhouserestaurant.com. Sun: 12am-3pm Jazz Brunch. LIGHT HORSE TAVERN: 199 Washington St. Jersey City. www.lighthorsetavern.com. 201946-2028. Sun: 6-10pm. MADAME CLAUDE: 364 1/2 4th St. Jersey City. www.madameclaudecafe.com. 201-8768800. Thurs: 7:30pm Manouche Bag. MAXWELL’S TAVERN: 1039 Washington St. Hoboken. www.maxwellsnj.com. 201-6537777. Tues: 8pm free adm. MOORE’S LOUNGE: 189 Monticello Av. Jersey City. 201-332-4309. Fri: 8:30pm-12am free adm/no min Jam by Winard Harper & Rosalind Grant. 1st Sun: 6-10pm Winard Harper, Jeli Posse & spec guests. Oct 4: w/Cynthia Holiday & Anthony Ware. NEW JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY: 2039 Kennedy Blvd. Jersey City. www.njcu.edu. 201-200-2000. www.njcu.edu. Oct 20: 7:30pm free adm Jazz Faculty recital feat Walt Weiskopf. SAINT PETER’S UNIVERSITY: 47 Glenwood Av. Jersey City. 888-772-9933. www.saint peters.edu. Oct 21: 12pm Deanna Witkowski & Virginia Mayhew.
MERCER CANDLELIGHT LOUNGE: 24 Passaic St. Trenton. www.candlelightevents.way.to. 609695-9612. Sat: 3:30-7:30pm free adm/$10 min. www.jazztrenton.com. Oct 3: Joanna Pascale; 10: Lynn Riley; 17: Josh Lawrence; 24: Victor North; 31: James Stewart. MCCARTER THEATRE: 91 University Pl.
Princeton. 609-258-2787. www.mccarter.org. Oct 23: 8pm Kenny Barron.
MIDDLESEX DESTINATION DOGS: 101 Paterson St. New Brunswick. www.destinationdogs.com. 732993-1016. Free adm. 1st Fri: 10pm-1am New Brunswick Groove Fusion feat Matt Echols. DUE MARI: 78 Albany St. New Brunswick. www.duemarinj.com. 732-296-1600. Fri: 6:30-9:30pm. Oct 2: Misha Josephs Solo; 9: Rachel Eckroth; 16: Mike Bond; 30: see 10/2. HYATT HOTEL: 2 Albany St. New Brunswick. www.newbrunswick.hyatt.com. 732-8731234. Wed: 8-11pm free adm. Oct 1: Steve Nelson Qrt; 8: Mark Gross Qrt; 15: Dave Gibson Qrt; 21: Igor Buttman Gp; 22: Duane Eubanks Qrt; 29: Lee Hogans Qrt. LA TAVOLA CUCINA RISTORANTE: 700 Old Bridge Tpk. South River. 732-238-2111. www.latavolacucinanj.com. Thurs: 7:30pm Jam. NOVITA: 25 New St. Metuchen. 732-549-5306. www.novitanj.com. Thurs: 6-10pm Champian Fulton. OLD BAY RESTAURANT: 61 Church St. New Brunswick. www.oldbayrest.com. 732-2463111. Sun: 12-4pm Jazz Brunch. Oct 18: Mike Bond Trio; 25: Jimmy Merchant band. 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 feat Emerging Artists Band. MONMOUTH GIAMANO’S: 301 Main St. Bradley Beach. 732775-4275. www.giamanos.com. Free adm/no min. HERB ECKERT AUDITORIUM: At Senior Center South Brunswick Municipal Complex. 540 Rte 522. Monmouth Junction. www.sbarts.org/jazz-cafe. 732-329-4000X 7635. Oct 2: 7:30pm $6 adm Darla Rich Qrt.
MORRIS BICKFORD THEATRE: 6 Normandy Heights Rd. Morristown. 973-971-3706. Concerts 89:30pm. www.njjs.org. $15/18 adm. Oct 5: Beacon Hill All Stars; 19: Rondi Charleston. HIBISCUS RESTAURANT: 270 South St. Morristown. www.hibiscuscuisine.com. 973359-0200. Tues 6-9pm, Fri 7-10pm, Sat 6:309:30pm, Sun Brunch 12-3pm. NEW JERSEY JAZZ SOCIETY: 800-303NJJS. www.njjs.org. RAILS STEAKHOUSE: 10 White Hall Rd. Towaco. www.railssteakhouse.com. 973335-0006. SHANGHAI JAZZ: 24 Main St. Madison. 973822-2899. www.shanghaijazz.com. Free adm. Sets: Tues 6:30-9pm, Wed-Thurs 7-9:30pm, Fri 6:30&8:30pm, Sat 6:30&8:45pm, Sun 68:30pm. Closed Mon. Residency (R): Tues John Korba. Oct 2: Russell Malone Qrt; 4: Luciano Salvatore; 6: R; 10: Nat Adderley Jr.; 11: Brynn Stanley Trio; 13: R; 15: Todd Collins Trio; 16: Tony DeSare Trio; 18: Marlene VerPlanck; 20: R; 23: Rob Paparozzi; 27: R.
OCEAN OCEAN COUNTY COLLEGE: College Dr. Toms River. 732-255-0500. www.ocean.edu. $18/22 adm. www.njjs.org. Concerts: 8-
9:30pm. Oct 14: Laub/Jerry Bruno.
PASSAIC WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY: 300 Pompton Rd. Wayne. www.wpunj.edu. 973720-2371. Oct 1: 12:30pm Bill Charlap Trio; 18: 4pm Rossano Sportiello Qrt feat Harry Allen; 25: 4pm Maucha Adnet w/Duduka DaFonseca.
SOMERSET WATCHUNG ARTS CENTER: 18 Stirling Rd. Watchung. www.watchungarts.org. 908-7530190. Oct 17: 8pm Beacon Hill All Stars.
SUSSEX NEWTON THEATRE: 234 Spring St. Newton. 973-383-3700. www.thenewtontheatre.com. Oct 9: 8pm Bernie Williams.
UNION 16 PROSPECT WINE BAR & BISTRO: 16 Prospect St. Westfield. 908-232-7320. www.16prospect.com. Free adm/no min. Thurs: 8-11pm. CROSSROADS: 78 North Av. Garwood. 908232-5666. www.xxroads.com. Tues: 9pm1am free adm Jam w/Crossroads All Stars. GALERIA WEST: 111 Quimby St. Westfield. 908-301-9496. www.teatrosi.com. Oct 30: 7:30-9:30pm $20 adm Maurício de Souza & Bossa Brasil® feat Anton Denner. MONDO: 426 Springfield Av. Summit. 908-3011285. www.mondosummit.com. Oct 17: 8pm Dan Rufolo Qrt feat Billy Drummond. VAN GOGH’S EAR CAFÉ: 1017 Stuyvesant Av. Union. www.vangoghsearcafe.com. 908810-1844. Sun: 8-11pm $4 adm. Oct 4: Michele Fiorindo; 11: Free speech; 18: Joe Knipes; 25: Steve Minzer.
WARREN RUTHERFURD HALL: 1686-R Rte 517. Allamuchy. 908-852-1894. www.rutherfurd hall.org. Oct 18: 3-5pm $27.50/22.50 adm Jazz at the Rutherfurd feat Claudio Roditi.
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 Washer Qrt & friends. Oct 1: R; 2: Kim Parker Qrt; 3: Hailey Niswanger Qnt; 4: Derwyn Holder Ens; 8: R; 9: Dave Liebman & Expansions Gp; 10: Guitar Trio feat Bucky Pizzarelli, Ed Laub & Walt Bibinger; 11: Jerry Dodgion; 15: R; 16: Denny Carrig, Skip Wilkins, Sue Terry & Gene Perla; 17: Don Friedman Trio; 18: Dave Roth Trio; 22: R; 23: Iris Ornig; 24: Houston Person w/David Leonhardt Trio; 25: Bill Mays & Marvin Stamm; 26: 7:30-10:30pm Deer Head Inn Jazz Orch; 29: R; 30: Erin McClelland Band; 31: Nellie McKay. The PHILADELPHIA CLEF CLUB OF JAZZ & PERFORMING ARTS: 738 S Broad St. Philadelphia. www.clefclubofjazz.org. 215893-9912. Oct 10: 6pm $20 adm Javon Cheney & Students from the Clef Club of Jazz; 30: 7:30&10pm $30 Joe Chambers & the Outlaw Band.
ORN IN 1986 IN CONNECTICUT, saxophonist Noah Preminger plays B with the grace and expression of a jazz vet-
eran. Having studied with Dave Liebman and attended the New England Conservatory of Music, he seems to have arrived on the NYC scene fully formed. The New York Times wrote: "Mr. Preminger designs a different kind of sound for each note, an individual destiny and story."
Q. Talk about this new, live quartet recording. A. This new record, Pivot: Live at the 55 Bar, has a few different concepts that I've been exploring over the past few years. I stopped listening to music a number of years ago, but occasionally I will put on the blues. The region of blues music that seems to touch me the most is from the Mississippi Deltaâ€”The cats sang and played with such a sense of urgency, honesty and grit! That is exactly what I want my playing to portray when one listens. The musicians also had a very natural way of phrasing that I seem to have always been able to relate to. Because their storytelling is so brilliant and truthful, I decided my band (comprised of my favorite storytellers) would record two lengthy songs where we improvise based on melodies by the blues singer Bukka White, using chordal pivoting as a tool to dig more deeply into each story. Q. Why did you stop listening to music? A. I stopped listening to music because there's constantly melody and rhythm in my head. I can't get rid of it. What's odd is that a lot of times I'll catch myself running through scales and patterns in my mind and fingers, but I never play patterns when I improvise. Q. Is this your first recording as a leader with saxophone, trumpet front line,
By Cary Tone
no guitar or piano? A. This is my first recording as a leader with the sax/trumpet/bass/drums lineup, although I do have one recording from 2010 under the Fresh Sound label that is chordless as well. Q. You're spending more time in Boston than NYC these days. Is that working out for you? A. I was offered a teaching job at a college overseas, but decided I wanted to get another degree first in order to diversify my teaching abilities as well as continue to develop my personal identity as an improviser. Q. Anything you'd rather be doing other than playing music? A. Sure! I'd love to live in the mountains and be a ski bum, or join the PGA tour, or train for the heavyweight boxing title. Q. What do you know today that you didn't know ten years ago? A. I think I have a much better grasp on the music business. I would love to teach a class on that subject! Q. What do you struggle with in your creative life? A. Finding time to escape, both mentally and physically, is often something I struggle to find time for. Traveling for pleasure is one of my favorite ways to discover creativity and become more excited. Having a constant source of intensity in my life is completely necessary for me to feel like I am moving forward. Q. If there's an afterlife, one piece of music you heard here that you'll remember there? A. My parents are and always have been my biggest inspiration. Growing up they surrounded me with amazing and diverse music and have always supported my decision to be a player. Musically, Charlie Parker has been my hero from the beginning. But in the end, all I want to be surrounded by is silence.
Noah Preminger performs at 55 Bar Oct. 6 and at Smalls Oct. 14 with Jason Palmer on trumpet, Kim Cass on bass and Ian Froman on drums.
â€œMusically, Charlie Parker has been my hero from the beginning. But in the end, all I want to be surrounded by is silence.â€? Preminger photo by Jimmy Katz.
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EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC: 26 Gibbs St. Rochester. www.esm.rochester.edu. 585274-1000. Oct 20: 8pm John Hollenbeck Large Ens. FALCON ARTS: 1348 Rte 9 West. Marlboro. www.liveatthefalcon.com. 845-236-7970. $20 don suggested. Sets: 7pm, if opening act (Op) 8pm main act; Sun 10am-2pm Brunch (B). Oct 7: Jon Cowherd & Mercy Project; 9: Rodney Holmes Trio; 11: Jane Monheit; 15: Manuel Valera & The New Cuban Express; 18: B Steve Fabrizio & friends, EV Larry Moses & Latin Jazz Explosion; 24: Misha Piatigorsky & Sketchy Black Dog, Op w/The Mindstream; 25: B Erik Lawrence Qrt, EV Tisziji Munoz Qrt w/John Medeski; 30: Fleurine feat Brad Mehldau. QUINN’S: 330 Main St. Beacon. www.quinns beacon.com. Sets: Mon 8pm, Tues-Wed 8:30pm, Thurs 9pm, Fri-Sat 10pm. Residencies: Mon Jazz Sessions, Wed The Tony DePaolo Project. Oct 1: Kyozin Yueni Dekai/Koshiro Hino w/Matt Luczak & Spreaders; 2: Tony DePaolo Project; 3: tba; 5: Iva Bittová Solo; 6: Club/Draw; 8: David Rothenberg & Bernhard Wöstheinrich Duo; 10: Dana Hanchard Ens; 12: Judi Silvano & Zephyr Qnt w/spec guest Joe Lovano; 13: Geoff Vidal/Derrick James Qrt; 17: The Liana Gabel Band; 19: Tani Tabbal Trio; 20: Daniel Levin & Rob Brown Duo; 23: Thunderhead Organ Trio; 24: Snehasish Mozumder & Sound of Mandolin; 20: Bobby Previte Qrt; 26: Harvey Sorgen/Kurt Knuffke/Ken Filiano; 27: Beacon Music Factory Night; 30: Bobby Previte Qrt; 31: Sneed the Jade Badger. TURNING POINT CAFÉ: 468 Piermont Av. Piermont. www.turningpointcafe.com. 845359-1089. Mon: 8-11:30pm $5 adm Monday Jam by John Richmond. UNION ARTS CENTER: 2 Union Av. Sparkill. 845-359-0258. www.uacny.com. Oct 23: 8pm $25/20 adm Jon Burr Qnt feat Tim Ouimette, Steven Frieder.
ASTOR ROOM: 34-12 36th St. Astoria. 718-2551947. www.astorroom.com. Sets: 6pm. Oct 3: 9:30pm Kristina Koller Trio. FLUSHING TOWN HALL: 137-35 Northern Blvd. Flushing. www.flushingtownhall.org. 718-463-7700. 1st Wed: 6pm Clinic, 7pm Jam. Music: 8pm. Oct 2: Alain Bédard Auguste Qnt; 3: Yves Léveillé Qrt. FRONT TOWARD ENEMY: 40-11 30th Av. Astoria. www.fronttowardenemynyc.com. 718-545-2269. Wed: 7:30-10:30pm Keyed Up series. JACKSON ROOM: 192-07 Linden Blvd. St Albans. www.jacksonroom.com. 718-5252387. Last Sat: 8&10pm $15 adm incl snacks/beverage feat Ed Jackson Qrt. LOUIS ARMSTRONG HOUSE MUSEUM: 3456 107th St. Corona. 718-478-8274. www.louisarmstronghouse.org. $10 adm. Tues-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm: Guided Tours of Louis Armstrong House. PROPER CAFÉ: 21701 Linden Blvd. Cambria Heights. Queens. 718-341-2233. Wed: 911:30pm $10 adm. TERRAZA 7 TRAIN CAFÉ: 40-19 Gleane St. Elmhurst. www.terrazacafe.com. 718-8039602. Sun: 9:45pm-2am $5 adm Jam; 3rd Thurs: 9:30pm $7 Victor Prieto.
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SOBS: 200 Varick St. www.sobs.com. 212-2434940. Sets: 8&10pm, Sat 11pm. $10/15 adm. Residency: Sat Caribbean Saturdays. Oct 2&4: Alex Diaz y Son de Calle; 9: Jerry Hernandez y La Orquesta Dee Jay; 23: Yudelquis; 30: Williamsburg Salsa Orch. SUBROSA: 63 Gansevoort St (bet Washington & Greenwich Sts). www.subrosanyc.com. 212-997-4555. Sets: unless otherwise noted Early (E) 8&10pm, Late (L) 11:30pm. Adm varies. Residencies (R): Mon except 10/5 Latin Jazz Monday, Tues except 10/27 E The Music of Gipsy Kings feat Los Cintron, Sat L Habana Nights feat Danny Rojo & DJ Victor Raul. Oct 1: E Irka Mateo; 2: 9pm Mariachi Flor de Toloache; 3: 8:30pm Williamsburg Salsa Orch, L R; 5: 7:30&9:30pm The Music of the Buena Vista Social Club Tribute to the Golden Age of Cuba; 6: R; 7-8: E Pedrito Martinez Gp; 11: E Ritmosis + Delsonido W/DJ Mickey Perez; 12: E R w/(U)nity; 13: E R; 15: E Boris Larramendi; 16: E Obie Bermudez; 17: E Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros, L R; 19: E R w/Chris Washburne & Syotos; 20: E R; 26: E R w/Ralph Irizarry & Timbalaye; 29: E Alfredo Rodriguez Trio + Harold Lopez Nussa Trio; 30: E see 10/7; 31: L R. TRIBECA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 199 Chambers St. www.tribecapac.org. 212220-1460. Oct 23: 8pm $15 adm David Gonzalez. ZINC BAR: 82W 3rd St (bet Thompson & Sullivan). 212-477-8337. www.zincbar.com. Sets: 9pm. Oct 2: Gabriel Alegria AfroPeruvian Band; 3: Livio Almeida Brazilian Big Band; 6: Cidinho Teixeira Trio; 29: Francisco Mora-Catlett & AfroHORN. BRONX HOSTOS: 450 Grand Concourse at 149th St. www.hostos.cuny.edu. 718-518-4455. Oct 17: 7:30pm Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orch w/Bobby Carcassés & Rudresh Mahanthappa. PREGONES THEATRE: 571 Walton Av. 718585-1202. www.pregonesprtt.org. Oct 28: 7pm free adm Arlene Smith. WILLIE’S STEAKHOUSE: 1832 Westchester Av. 718-822-9697. Wed: 8pm-12am. BROOKLYN BARBÈS: 376 9th St at 6th Av. Park Slope. www.barbesbrooklyn.com. 718-965-9177. Residencies: Sun except 10/18 5pm Chi-Chi Glass & friends, Mon 9:30pm Tropical Vortex Mondays. Oct 1: 7pm Holly Holden y Su Banda; 3: 10pm Banda de Los Muertos; 6: 7pm Los Aliens; 9: 10pm Alejandro Zuleta Vallenato Collective; 23: 8pm Regional de NY, 10pm Chia's Dance Party. CUBANA SOCIAL: 70 N 6th St. 718-782-3334. www.cubanasocial.com. Sets: 8pm-12am. Fri: Afro Latin Jazz; Sat: Afro-Cuban. NEW YORK FALCON ARTS: 1348 Rte 9 West. Marlboro. www.liveatthefalcon.com. 845-236-7970. Sets: 7pm $20 don suggested. Oct 15: Manuel Valera & The New Cuban Express; 18: Larry Moses & Latin Jazz Explosion. QUEENS TERRAZA 7 TRAIN CAFÉ: 40-19 Gleane St. Elmhurst. www.terraza7.com. 718-803-9602. Sets: unless otherwise noted 9:30pm adm varies. Sun: Jam. Oct 1: 9pm Terraza 7 BIG Band; 2: 8pm Byron Sanchez, 10:30pm Ricky Rodriguez Trio; 3: 8pm Prasanna, 10:30pm Adderesound; 4: Marko Djordjevic Trio; 8: David Virelles & Roman Feliu Duo; 9: Tyler Brandon Electric Trio; 10: Ari Hoenig & continued on page 41
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ALVIN & FRIENDS: 14 Memorial Hwy. New Rochelle. www.alvinandfriendsrestaurant. com. 914-654-6549. The BAYOU RESTAURANT: 580 Gramatan Av. Mount Vernon. www.bayourestaurantny. com. 914-668-2634. Oct 16: 9pm-12am Marc Daine & Janelle feat JD Durante. BEANRUNNER CAFÉ: 201 S Division & Esther St. Peekskill. 914-737-1701. www.beanrunnercafe.com. Fri-Sat: 810:30pm $10 adm. Oct 3: Valerie Capers Qrt; 9: Ray Blue Qrt; 10: Clifton Anderson Qrt; 17: Fred Smith Jazz Ens; 25: Simply Pat Tomasso & Company; 30: Alexis Cole Ens. ELEMENTS: 161 Mamaroneck Av. White Plains. www.elementswhiteplains.com. 914358-4930. Tues: 6:30-9:30pm. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: 199N Columbus Av at E Lincoln Av. Mount Vernon. www.pjsjazz.org. 914-636-4977. 2nd Sun: 6-9pm $25 adm Second Sunday Jazz series. Oct 11: Winard Harper. HUDSON ROOM: 23 South Division St. Peekskill. www.hudsonroom.com. 914-788FOOD. Oct 8: 10pm Antonio Ciacca Band. SAINT PAUL’S CHURCH: 897 South Columbus Av. Mount Vernon. 914-667-4116. www.nps.gov/sapa. Oct 1: 7pm free adm Lisa Parrott.
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Manuel Valera Duo; 11: Benito Gonzalez Trio; 16: La Vitrola; 17: Bulla en El Barrio; 18: Mauricio Zottarelli Trio; 23: Naomi Perez & Albert Alabedra; 24: 10:30pm Moneco; 29: 9pm Shota 12 Big Band; 30: Richard Padron Qrt; 31: 10:30pm Rebolu.
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TH E L AT I N S I D E O F HOT HO USE By Emilie Pons I WAS 20 AND JUST PLAYED "notWHEN jazz, I loved the sound of jazz, but I was satisfied," Chiemi Nakai explains.
"Somehow it was not really deeply touching me." Nakai loves giants such as Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett and Bill Evans, she says. "The first time I heard jazz it was Bud Powell and Wynton Kelly, Red Garland and Horace Silver." However, she thinks Latin music has passion while jazz doesn't. "Jazz is too intellectual, too complicated sometimes. When I met Latin music, I realized 'Oh, this is my music.'" Nakai's passion for Latin music started when she was around 30 and living in Osaka. "The band Orchestra de la Luz was very popular and became famous in South America and New York," she recalls. "I knew a few band members. Salsa was very popular in Osaka at that time." Nakai's emerging passion took her to Cuba in 1997 and then to New York, where she played Latin music and learned a lot from the music of Cuban pianists Emiliano Salvador and Ernan Lopez-Nussa. "They played everything, especially Emiliano," Nakai says. "He was a kind of icon of Cuban Latin jazz." Nakai performs at Jazz at Kitano on Oct. 29. "I have been playing there on a consistent basis for six or seven years and that place has made me progress," she says. "Gino, the manager, gives me a chance every year. He trusts me to play there and I want to give my appreciation back to himâ€”with my music." Japanese pop music's melodies are very similar to Latin music, "with minor chords" in particular, Nakai explains. "The feelings are the same. Latin music is sentimental, sometimes melancholy. It's not really a happy, joyful thing." Many of her Latin jazz compositions are influenced by Afro-Cuban music, Nakai adds. "I love Cuban music and I love Salsa." Nakai's main influence is Latin music, but the melody and flavor of her work is Japanese pop music. Nakai was introduced to jazz in her 20s, and then to Latin music. "Now, I somehow combine everything," she reflects. "Latin jazz, Latin melodies and rhythms in my music are a result of my journey."
Combining is a Japanese characteristic. "Japanese people are good at absorbing and studying other cultures," Nakai explains. "Japanese pop music is influenced by American pop songs as well as Latin music." And Nakai loves the Yellowjackets. "Their music is not complicated," she says. "The melody is simple and very catchy. Some people might not like it because of that. Some people might think this is not jazz. But I really love the simple, touching melody and the nice arrangements. I love Bob Mintzer." Nakai's upcoming Kitano performance features her quartet with saxophonist and flutist Justin Flynn. "Justin puts my music on another level," Nakai says. "Of course, I am a composer and I decide what I am doing in my music, but now we create together. We make music together. If I can't do this range, he suggests another direction that makes me think, and which is very surprising and new." Nakai is used to thinking of all the melodies on her own, but recently, she has realized she "wants to hear another melody." And she loves "the sound of the tenor and soprano sax," she explains. "Another important part of Flynn's talent is that he can play the flute," Nakai adds. "The flute is very good for Latin music. And sometimes I can hear that my music needs the flute." Nakai, who has released the albums Transformation (2014) and bridges (2008), now wants to take her career to the next level and is eager to play at some festivals.
Pianist Chiemi Nakai performs at Jazz at Kitano on Oct. 29 with her new quartet featuring Justin Flynn on saxophone and flute, Carlo De Rosa on bass and Vince Cherico, drums.
UPPER MANHATTAN 92Y: 1395 Lexington Av at 92nd St. 212-4155500. www.92y.org. Oct 20: 2pm Nelson Riveros. HARLEM SCHOOL OF THE ARTS: 645 St. Nicholas Ave. Free adm. 212-926-4100. http://hsanyc.org/pueblo-harlem. Oct 10: 11am-7pm free adm Pueblo Harlem feat Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orch. PAPASITO: 223 Dyckman St. 212-544-0001. Sat: 1-4pm Latin Jazz Brunch w/Paul Carlon Latin Jazz Trio. SHRINE: 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd (bet 133rd & 134th Sts). 212-690-7807. www.shrinenyc.com. Oct 3: 6-8pm free adm Blue Cha Cha. SILVANA: 300W 116th St at Frederick Douglass Blvd. www.silvana-nyc.com. 646692-4935. Oct 1: 6-8pm Franco Pinna; 5: 1011pm Sara Ontaneda; 10: 8-9pm Ruban Gonzalez; 17: 8-9pm Blu Cha Cha, 9-10pm Zamba 2 Samba; 24: 10pm-12am Chae La Perla Negra; 30: 10pm-12am Damian Quinones y su Conjunto. SYMPHONY SPACE: 2537 Bway at 95th St. 212-864-5400. www.symphonyspace.org. Oct 1-2: 8pm Arturo O'Farrill & Afro Latin Jazz Orch. MIDTOWN MANHATTAN BIRDLAND: 315W 44th St (bet 8th & 9th Avs). 212-581-3080. www.birdlandjazz.com. Sun: 9&11pm Arturo O’Farrill Afro-Latin Jazz Orch. CLUB BONAFIDE: 212E 52nd St (bet 2nd & 3rd Avs). 3rd Fl. www.clubbonafide.com. 646-918-6189. Residency: Sun 9:30pm Brazilian Night w/Davi Vieira. Oct 2-3: 8&10:30pm Rodriguez Brothers; 20-21: 7:30&10pm Sammy Figueroa. GUANTANAMERA: 939 8th Av. 212-262-5354. guantanamerany.com. Sets: Mon-Wed&Fri 8:30pm, Thur&Sat 9:30pm, Sun 9pm, free adm. Mon: Saul Noda y Sus Invitados; TuesWed: Ariacne Trujillo y su banda; Thurs-Fri: Gerardo Contino y los Habaneros; Sun: A Son Radical. JAZZ AT KITANO: 66 Park Av at 38th St. 212885-7119. www.kitano.com. Oct 29: 89:15&10-11:15pm $15/20 min Chiemi Nakai Qrt. LOWER MANHATTAN BLUE NOTE JAZZ CLUB: 131W 3rd St at 6th Av. 212-475-8592. www.bluenotejazz.com. Oct 19: 10:30pm Gato Barbieri; 26-28: 8pm& 10:30pm Alfredo Rodriguez Trio + Harold Lopez Nussa Trio. FAT CAT: 75 Christopher St at 7th Av. 212-6756056. www.fatcatmusic.org. $3 adm/no min. Oct 13: 9pm Peter Brainin & the Latin Jazz Workshop; 20: 9pm Geraldo Contino y Los Habaneros; 27: 9pm Itai Kriss & Gato Gordo, 12:30am John Benitez & Latin Bop. JOE’S PUB: At Public Theater. 425 Lafayette St & Astor Pl. www.joespub.com. 212-9677555. Oct 9: 9:30pm $20 adm Nano Stern; 26: 7&9pm $40-150 Mariza. MICHIKO STUDIOS: 149W 46th St (bet 6th & 7th Avs). 3rd Fl. 212-302-4011. Oct 8: 79:30pm Samba Meets Jazz workshops www.sambameetsjazz.com feat Chico Pinheiro w/Nilson Matta. NUYORICAN POETS CAFÉ: 236E 3rd St (bet Avs B & C). www.nuyorican.org. 212-7809386/212-505-8183. Tues: 9pm-12am Latin $10/7 adm Jazz feat 1st Tues Chembo Corniel, 2nd Tues Bronx Conxión, 3rd Tues Hector Martignon; last Sun: Bobby Sanabria & New School Afro-Cuban Jazz Band.
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