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The Mingus Big Band
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HE TWO SINGERS CONSIDERED here both infuse their music with a T social consciousness, engaging with the
real world. Judy Wexler does it through reimaging songs of the ’60s, the Woodstock era, while Paul Jost begins the two volumes of his new release with topical songs and recitations, framing the mostly standards that follow in topicality. Back to the Garden, Judy Wexler (Jewel City Jazz), takes its title from Joni Mitchell’s composition about the defining event of 1960s rock, “Woodstock,” although she does not include that piece. She does include Joni’s “Big Yellow Taxi,” delivered over a springy rhythm from a quartet featuring Larry Koonse’s clangy guitar. Danny Janklow’s alto sax takes a short solo and plays obbligati behind Judy, adding his instrumental comments to the call-response of Judy and a female chorus on “They paved paradise” answered by “put up a parking lot.” The album begins with The Youngbloods’ 1969 hit, “Get Together,” delivered over a loose, Coltrane quartetlike rhythm, with ringing guitars (Larry and Bob Thiele Jr.) and female vocal backgrounds. It ends with the Sandy Denny’s “Who Knows Where the Time Goes?,” first made a hit in the U.S. by Judy Collins. The two most overtly socio-political numbers are Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are aChangin’,” given a wistful twist by Judy’s melodious voice and an arrangement with melodica and strings, and Stephen Stills’ “For What It’s Worth,” echoing the Buffalo Springfield arrangement with prominent guitar solos and obbligati from Larry. Other tracks, such as “Who Knows Where the Time Goes?” and Paul Simon’s “American Tune” suggest an emotional toll; while some mine tenderer feelings, including a hopeful version of Carol King’s “Up On the Roof,” and a fresh take on “Since You’ve Asked” by Judy Collins. A gentle, loping rhythm and Hendrik Meurkens’ harmonica propel Fred Neil’s enigmatic classic “Everybody’s Talkin’,” while Dylan’s “Forever Young” veers toward the ethereal with a lush version replete with female chorus. Throughout, Judy manages to reinvigorate these mostly ’60s classics with fresh approaches. While We Were Gone, Vols. 1&2, Paul Jost Quartet (2 CDs, self-released), features the suede-toned voice and occasional harmonica of the singer, along with trios led by pianist Jim Ridl. Each volume begins with Paul addressing, through recitations and songs picked for their topical relevance, the George Floyd Black
Lives Matter protests and the Jan. 6 invasion of the Capitol, respectively. “Poetic Justice” on Vol. 1 combines an opening solo harmonica version of “Shenandoah” with spoken word, spirited scatting and a brief excerpt of “Who Says?” (where the time goes). Vol. 2 opens with “January 6th, An Appeal for Reason,” with recitation and lyrics from Paul, combined with Nas’ “If I Ruled the World.” Each volume continues with pop, jazz and pop-folk standards, often given a novel twist by Paul’s inventive interpretations. Paul shares one piece of repertoire with Judy, “Everybody’s Talkin’,” but he begins it with the instrumental intro of Oliver Nelson’s “Stolen Moments,” interpolates some new lyrics of his own with Fred’s and mixes singing with parlando (the sing-talk hybrid made famous by Mabel Mercer). He also scats, distinctively, originally, before a strong piano solo from Jim, then takes it out as a lone talking voice. He brings a winsome romantic cast to Randy Newman’s mysteriously evocative “Feels Like Home,” singing with just Jim’s piano for much of the track. His own “Livin’ In the Wrong Time,” a response to the events that triggered BLM, is another tender ballad treatment, but morphs into falsetto keening in its coda. Paul, like the late Mark Murphy, is adventurous with the melodies and harmonies of standards, bringing fresh perspectives to such chestnuts as “Bye Bye Blackbird,” “A Beautiful Friendship” and “On the Sunny Side of the Street.” He can swing riotously too, as he does on uptempo romps like “Centerpiece,” the Harry Edison classic for Count Basie, where he adds his own lyrics to the vocalese of Jon Hendricks, and his surprisingly up version of “My Foolish Heart,” complete with scat choruses. But he’s also capable of bringing out the melancholy of “If I Only Had a Brain” from The Wizard of Oz, and reconfiguring the melody of Donovan’s “Sunshine Superman,” a highlight of his ventures into pop-rock repertoire. Judy Wexler sings with trios led by pianist Jim Ridl joined by drummer Tim Horner, with bassists Essiet Essiet at Pangea Oct. 6 and Bill Moring at The Side Door Oct. 9. Paul Jost brings his trio—including Jim Ridl on keyboard and Dean Johnson on bass—to North Square’s brunch Oct. 3, with Tim Horner on drums at Soapbox Gallery Oct. 5 and Deer Head Inn Oct. 29.
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS ONLINE EVENTS ALTERNATIVE VENUES FOR JAZZ: https://www.facebook.com/groups/altve nuesforjazz. Mon-Fri: 5pm. EMMET COHEN: https://www.facebook.com /heyemmet. Mon: 7:30pm Live From Emmet’s feat Emmet Cohen Trio w/guests. ISSUE PROJECT ROOM: https://issueprojec troom.org/event/womens-work-savannahharris-inner-sound-truth. Oct 20: 11am Savannah Harris. JACKSON ROOM: https://www.jackson room.com. Last Sat: 8:30pm $10 adm Ed Jackson & friends. JANICE FRIEDMAN: https://www.facebook. com/janicefriedmanmusic/live. Wed: 7:30pm Over the Hump w/Janice Friedman. JAZZ FORUM: https://www.facebook.com/ jazzforumclub. Thurs: 7pm. Oct 7: Rale Micic Trio; 14: Alex “Apolo” Ayala's Bambula; 21: Mayra Casales & Cocomama; 28: Chembo Corniel Latin Jazz Qrt. JAZZVOICE.COM: https://www.jazzvoice. com. 9pm: Masterclasses. Oct 4: Michael Mayo; 13: Rosana Eckert; 19: Kelly Green; 27: Vanisha Gould. JOHN PIZZARELLI: https://www.facebook. com/johnpizzarelliofficial. Thurs: 6pm It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere feat John Pizzarelli. KEN PEPLOWSKI: https://www.facebook. com/ken.peplowski. Thurs: 7:30pm In The Moment w/Ken Peplowski & friends. MARIANNE SOLIVAN: https://www.face book.com/groups/137384737712045. Sat: 1pm Jazz Vocal Repertoire Hang feat Marianne Solivan. METUCHEN ARTS COUNCIL: https:// www.metuchenartscouncil.com. Oct 18: 3pm An Informal Survey of the Great Baritone Saxophonists by Frank Basile. ROOM 623: https://www.facebook.com/joce lynmedinamusic. Sun: 6pm + Jam 7-9pm Sunday Vocal Jazz Jam feat Jocelyn Medina w/spec guest. Oct 3: Vicki Burns; 10: Tammy Scheffer; 17: Emma Larsson; 24: Marguerite Juenemann; 31: tba. ROSSANO SPORTIELLO: https://www.face book.com/rossanosportiello. Tues: 6pm Live At The Flat in Greenwich Village feat Rossano Sportiello w/spec guest. SMOKE JAZZ & SUPPER CLUB: https://smokejazz.com. Fri-Sat: 8pm.
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UPPER MANHATTAN (Above 70th Street)
49 LA: 449 Lenox Ave. btw. 132nd & 133rd Sts. 212-234-3298. Thurs 1-4pm & Sat-Sun 47pm: Jazz & Dessert. BENNET PARK: W 183rd St. at Fort Washington Ave. Mon: 4-5:15pm WaHi Jam.
BILL’S PLACE: 148 W 133rd St. btw. Lenox & 7th Aves. www.billsplaceharlem.com. 212281-0777. Fri-Sat: 8&10pm $20 don Bill Saxton Bebop Band. The EXPAT: 64 Tiemann Pl. 646-941-7935. www.theexpat.nyc. Sat: 1-4pm Carol Morgan Duo w/Steve Nelson. GREATER CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH: 55 W 124th St. btw. Malcolm X Blvd. & 5th Ave. www.harlemjazzboxx.com. 212-3486132. Fri: 7-8:30pm $20 adm Harlem Jazz series. JAZZ WAHI: www.azzwahi.org/vocal-series. 1st Thurs: 7:30pm Jazz Wahi Vocal series. Oct 7: Andrea Wolper. KISMAT BAR: 603 Fort Washington Ave. at 187th St. www.facebook.com/kismatbar. 212-795-8633. Tues: 7:30-10pm WaHi Jam. LA FONDA: 169 E 106th St. btw. 3rd & Lexington Aves. www.fondaboricua.com. 212-410-7292. Thurs: 8pm Latin Jazz. LE CHÉILE: 839 W 181st St. btw. Cabrini & Pinehurst Blvds. www.lecheilenyc.com. 212740-3111. Wed: 7-11pm WaHi Wednesday Jam. MINTON’S PLAYHOUSE: 206 W 118th St. btw. St. Nicholas Ave. & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. www.mintonsharlem.com. 212243-2222. Sets: 8&10pm. Residency: Thurs Jam by Vuyo Sotashe, Benny Benack III, Irwin Hall, Jenn Jade. Oct 1: Anthony Ware Qnt; 2: Dara Tucker; 9: TW Sample; 10: Marcos Varela; 15: MSM feat Richard Baskin Jr.; 22: Joe Farnsworth Qrt; 24: Duduka Da Fonseca; 30: Benny Benack III Qrt. NATIONAL JAZZ MUSEUM IN HARLEM: 58 W 129th St. at Malcolm X Blvd. 212-3488300. www.jmih.org. Oct 10: 2pm Intergenerational Jazz Jam; 14: 7pm Jazzonia - the Marriage of Poetry and Jazz. PARLOR ENTERTAINMENT: 555 Edgecombe Ave. at 160th St. #3F. 212-781-6595. Sun: 3:30pm free adm Marjorie Eliot Band & spec guests. PATRICK'S PLACE: 2835 Frederick Douglass Blvd. at 151st St. www.patricksplaceharlem. com. 212-491-7800. Free adm. Fri: 8-11pm Jam by Patience Higgins. ROOM 623: Below B Squared Harlem. 271 W 119th St. btw. Frederick Douglass & St. Nick Blvds. www.room623.comn. 212-280-2248. Sets/adm: Wed 8-11pm $8-12/$10 min; Fri 7&8:30pm $12-15/$15 min, Late (L) 10pm1am $20-25. Residencies: Wed The Harlem Jazz Session w/Peter Brainin Qrt; Fri The Early Set, L The Late Set w/Marcus Goldhaber. Oct 1: Reed Miller Trio, L Darrell Green Qrt; 8: Zoe Obadia Qrt, L Akiko Tsuruga; 15: Dan Montgomery Qnt, L Ed Cherry Trio; 22: Kyle Lacy Band, L Sarah Hanahan Trio; 29: Kali Rodrigues-Peña, L Pete Zimmer Trio. SHRINE: 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. btw. 133rd & 134th Sts. 212-690-7807. www.shrinenyc.com. Residencies: Sun 68pm Jam w/Andrew Kushnir; 1st Sun 810pm The Shrine Big Band. Oct 1: 8-9pm Shai Jaschek, 10pm-12am Francis Mbappe & The Tribe; 14: 8-9pm Winterfisch; 15: 910pm Moon Sugar; 16: 10pm-12am Manny's Boogaloo Crew. continued on page 8
THE MINGUS BIG BAND Returning to the Stage By Seton Hawkins
HILE THE RETURN TO LIVE performance throughout the year has W proven slow and at times faltering, New
York City’s jazz scene has nevertheless enjoyed precious opportunities to celebrate and breathe collective sighs of relief. Indeed, this month offers such a moment, as the Mingus Big Band returns with a weekly residency by performing on Tuesday nights at The Django. While famed for its long association with the Jazz Standard, the band abruptly found itself without a permanent home as the new year rang in, following the Jazz Standard’s December 2020 closure as a casualty of the pandemic. While the closedown left the band’s fortunes for the coming year uncertain, the upcoming residency spells an exciting new possibility, and hopefully the beginning of a longstanding relationship with a new performance home. For the ensemble’s bassist and music director Boris Kozlov, the return is a welcome and promising one, facilitated by a dedicated team managing the estate and legacy of Charles Mingus. “We are so lucky to have the Mingus office, who found this gig for us,” he notes. “The Mingus Big Band is a huge organism with a book of about 150 pieces, some of which are 20 minutes long. So, you really need a residency to even get through a quarter of the music we have.” To be sure, the band’s performances at the Jazz Standard had become the stuff of legend for fans: Mingus’ diverse catalogue of ecstatic works rendered in exciting new arrangements for large ensemble rightly stood for years as one of the highlights of New York’s jazz scene. The loss of the band’s standing performances was truly devastating to many, and the quick recovery and adjustment is a testament to the adaptability and tenacity of the team supporting Mingus’ legacy.
Indeed, the work of the Charles Mingus Institute is an exceptionally robust one. Initially spearheaded by Sue Mingus, the institute has embraced an incredible array of activities, from a high school festival and competition, to teaching clinics, to three different performing ensembles—the 14piece Mingus Big Band, the 10-piece Charles Mingus Orchestra and the sevenpiece Mingus Dynasty—all dedicated to promoting Mingus’ music and expanding its role in the jazz world today. While initiated by Sue Mingus, the many musical projects also bear the imprint of Boris’ own influence as musical director, whose leadership as well as arranging insights have helped to maintain a staggering consistency in quality across the projects for years. For Boris, it has been a dream come true. “It has been a blessing to be able to make arrangements and write for the skills of people like Conrad Herwig, Ronnie Cuber, John Stubblefield, to write for not just any band but for the Mingus Big Band,” he enthuses. As this New York institution returns to public performance—further buoyed by the hope that the weekly series becomes a longstanding residency—the Mingus Big Band finds its return to shows occurring at a particularly fortuitous time, as the jazz world gears up for Mingus’ centennial celebration in April 2022. While the pandemic has hamstrung concrete touring plans, a tour of both the Midwest and of Europe for the big band is currently in place for next year, and a new recording also looms on the horizon for the centennial celebration. “We did a pretty massive recording project in January 2020, and recorded 22 songs,” Boris notes. “From that, we’ve selected the music for an initial centennial album, and continued on page 16 Mingus Big Band photo by Carl Hyde.
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SILVANA: 300 W 116th St. at Frederick Douglass Blvd. www.silvana-nyc.com. 646692-4935. Sets unless otherwise noted: 810pm. Oct 1: Ben Freidkin; 2: Jake Richter Qnt; 7: Robert Edwards; 10: Winterfisch feat Oscar Feldman; 14: Jeru Project, 10-11pm Joel Shapira; 15: 8-9pm Trio Incognito; 16: 10pm-12am Tanqueray Hayward; 21: Jeremy Powell; 28: Sebastian Noelle; 29: Tom Blatt Project. SUGAR BAR: 254 W 72nd St. btw. Bway & West End Ave. www.sugarbarnyc.com. 212-579-0222. Thurs 9pm $10 adm Open Mic w/Sugar Bar All Star Band. TARTINA: 1034 Amsterdam Ave. at 111th St. 646-590-0577. www.tartina-restaurant.com. Sun: 12-3pm Jazz brunch w/Pasquale Grasso Duo. The TRIAD THEATER: 158 W 72nd St. btw. Bway & Columbus. www.triadnyc.com. 212362-2590. 2 drink/min. Oct 2: 9:30pm $20/25 adm Ty Stephens & the SoulJaazz; 10: $2025 4:30pm John “Satchmo” Mannan Band, 7pm Louise Cappi; 16: 7&9:30pm $30 Sharón Clark & Chris Grasso Trio.
MID-TOWN MANHATTAN (Between 35th & 69th Streets) AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM: 2 Lincoln Sq. btw. 65th & 66th Sts. 212-595-9533. www.folkartmuseum.org. Oct 6: 2-3pm free adm Bill Wurtzel. BIRDLAND: 315 W 44th St. btw. 8th & 9th Aves. 212-581-3080. www.birdlandjazz.com. Sets: Early (E) Sun&Wed 5-6:30pm, Fri 56pm; Late (L) 7-8:30pm; Night (N) 9:30-11pm. Residencies: Sun L-N Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Ens; Wed E David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band; Fri E The Birdland Big Band. Oct 1-2: L-N Stacey Kent & Art Hirahara; 3: 5-6pm Scott Reeves Jazz Orch feat Carolyn Leonhart; 5-9: L-N Ron Carter’s Golden Striker Trio; 10: E Marcello Pellitteri Benefit for the Veronica Pellitteri Memorial Fund; 11: L Chad LB Qrt; 12-16: LN Tuck and Patti; 17: E Jared Schonig Big Band; 19-23: L-N Isaac Delgado y La Novena; 24: E Jennifer Wharton’s Bonegasm; 25: L Karen Oberlin Bewitched; 26-30: L-N The Django Reinhardt Festival feat Samson Schmitt, Pierre Blanchard, Ludovic Beier, DouDou Cuillerier & Antonio Licusaati w/spec guests 10/26 Ken Peplowski, 10/27 Samara Joy, 10/28 Ingrid Jensen, 10/29-30 Anaïs Reno; 31: E Migiwa Miyajima & the Miggy Augmented Orch. BIRDLAND THEATER: 315 W 44th St. btw. 8th & 9th Aves. Lower level. 212-581-3080. www.birdlandjazz.com. Sets: 8:30-10pm; Sat Early (E) 5-6:30pm. Residency: Sat E Eric Comstock w/Sean Smith & spec guest Barbara Fasano. Oct 6: Dan Block Qrt; 13: Tony Glausi Qrt; 14: Fleur Seule; 18: Dominick Farinacci Qrt; 25: Sasha Dobson; 27: Larry Fuller Trio; 28: Anaïs Reno w/Emmet Cohen Trio; 29: Vocal Gumbo feat Janis Siegel & Lauren Kinhan w/guests; 30: Janis Siegel & John DiMartino; 31: The Moipei Triplets. BOND 45 DOWNSTAIRS: 221 W 46th St. btw. 7th & 8th Aves. Lower level. 212-869-4545. www.bond45ny.com. Mon-Tues: 8-11pm $25 adm/$25 min Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks. BRYANT PARK: Btw. 5th & 6th Aves. 41st & 42nd Sts. www.bryantpark.org. 212-7684242. Mon-Fri: 12:30-2:30pm Piano in the Park. Oct 1: Sue Maskaleris; 4: tba; 5: Ayako
Shirasaki; 6: Terry Waldo’s Gotham City Band. CARNEGIE CLUB: 156 W 56th St. btw. 6th & 7th Aves. www.hospitalityholdings.com. 212-957-9676. Sat: 8&10:30pm Steve Maglio & Stan Rubin Orch. DIZZY’S CLUB: At Jazz At Lincoln Center. 10 Columbus Cir. at 60th St. 5th Fl. www.jalc.org. 212-258-9800. Sets: 7:30& 9:30pm. Oct 1-3: Joey Alexander Trio; 7-10: Joey Defrancesco; 14: Edmar Castañeda; 1516: Mike LeDonne Trio; 17: Samara Joy feat Pasquale Grasso Trio; 21-23: Christian Sands Gp; 24: Ashley Pezzotti Trio; 28-30: Jeremy Pelt Qnt. FINE & RARE: 9 E 37th St. btw. 5th & Madison Aves. www.fineandrare.nyc. 212-725-3866. Sun-Wed 6-9pm; Thurs-Sat 5:30-8:30pm, Late (L) 9pm-12am. Residencies: Sun Kelley Green Trio; Thurs Brandi Disterheft, L Peter Maness; Fri Jane Irving. FLÛTE MIDTOWN: 205 W 54th St. btw. Bway & 7th Ave. 212-265-5169. www.flutebar.com. Wed: 7-10pm. HERALD SQUARE PARK PLAZA: 104 W 35th St. btw. Bway & 6th Ave. Mon&Thurs: 12:30-2pm Terry Waldo’s Gotham City Band. JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER: 10 Columbus Cir. at 60th St. 5th Fl. www.jalc.org. 212-2589800. Oct 18: Appel Room 7pm Omar Kamal. MICHIKO REHEARSAL STUDIOS: 149 W 46th St. btw. 6th & 7th Aves. 3rd Fl. 212-3024011. www.michikostudios.com. 2nd Wed: 7-9:30pm $20 adm Lew Tabackin Trio. The RUM HOUSE: At Hotel Edison. 228 W 47th St. btw. Bway & 8th Ave. 646-490-6924. www.therumhousenyc.com. Oct 24&31: 9:30pm-12:30am Lou Caputo & Company. SAINT PETER’S CHURCH: 619 Lexington Ave at 54th St. www.saintpeters.org. 212-9352200. Sun: 5pm free adm Jazz Vespers. SONY HALL: 235 W 46th St. btw. 7th & 8th Aves. www.sonyhall.com. 212-997-5123. Oct 7-8: 7&9pm Hiromi. SWING 46: Jazz & Supper Club. 349 W 46th St. btw. 8th & 9th Aves. www.swing46.nyc. 212262-9554. Sets: Sun 1-4pm Brunch, 5-8 &8:30-11:30pm; Tues-Sat 5:30-8:30pm, Late (L) 9pm-12am. Residencies: Tues L Jam w/Michael Hashim; Wed Kevin Blancq Qrt; Thurs L George Gee Swing Combo; Fri Vanessa Perea & Robert Edwards Qrt. TOMI JAZZ: 239 E 53rd St. btw. 2nd & 3rd Aves. Lower level. www.tomijazz.com. 646497-1254. WEST BANK CAFE: 407 W 42nd St. btw. 9th & 10th Aves. www.westbankcafe.com. 212695-6909. Sets: 8-10pm. Fri: The Jazz Bandits; Sat: Gabrielle Stravelli Trio.
LOWER MANHATTAN (Below 34th Street)
11TH STREET BAR: 510 E 11th St. btw. Avenue A & B. www.11thstbar.com. 212-9823929. Mon: 7pm Keyed Up! feat Richard Clements & Murray Wall. 32ND STREET PLAZA: 32nd St. btw. Bway & 7th Ave. Oct 6&20: 4:30-6pm Terry Waldo’s Gotham City Band. 55 BAR: 55 Christopher St. btw. 6th & 7th Aves. 212-929-9883. www.55bar.com. Oct 1: 9:30pm Antonio Sanchez Qrt; 2: 9:30pm Oz Noy. ARLENE'S GROCERY: 95 Stanton St. btw. Orchard & Ludlow Sts. 212-358-1633. www.arlenesgrocerynyc.com. Oct 7: 99:45pm Shane Allessio Band. continued on page 12
RAVI COLTRANE: The Wise One By Eugene Holley, Jr HE LONG ISLAND-BORN, BROOKlyn-based tenor/soprano saxophonist T Ravi Coltrane’s week-long engagement at The Village Vanguard confirms his status as a veteran on the jazz scene for the past three decades. The son of the legendary John and Alice Coltrane, named after the sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar, the younger Ravi garnered solid credentials as a sideman with many established jazz stars including Steve Coleman, Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner, Geri Allen and the late Chick Corea. “I’ve been out here for a minute,” Ravi says with a laugh. He’s released six recordings as a leader from 1998 to 2012. A three-time Grammy Award nominee, Ravi’s latest nomination was in 2016 for Best Improvised Jazz Solo on the track “In Movement,” the title selection from a release Ravi recorded with bassist Matt Garrison—son of bassist Jimmy Garrison, who was a member of the classic Ravi quartet of the ’60s—and drummer John DeJohnette. Ravi’s engagement at The Vanguard features two groups. “I’ll be playing with a trio with Dezron Douglas on bass and drummer Johnathan Blake from Philadelphia, from Tuesday to Thursday,” Ravi says. “For the rest of the week, I’ll be playing [in a larger group] with Lonnie Plaxico on bass, drummer Elé Howell and David Gilmore on guitar, and drummer Jeff Watts will play with the group as our special guest on Saturday and Sunday. Both bands will play some originals and standards.” In addition to the tenor and soprano sax, Ravi plans to play the sopranino saxophone, the smallest instrument in the saxophone family pitched at Eflat, giving him another sound dimension to navigate and explore. Both of Ravi’s parents played The Vanguard, so for him the venue is a sacred temple of sound, where the sonic remnants of his mother and father still resonate with him. Ravi has been the executor of his parents’ estates since his mother died in 2007. Striving to “maintain a healthy balance between being an executor and being a musician,” Ravi is involved in the production and release of their rare, lost and newly-discovered recordings. Two of their
latest works are Kirtan: Turiya Sings (Avatar Book Institute), a 1982 release culled from devotional cassette records Alice distributed to her students who attended her Santa Monica ashram. The tapes were discovered by Ravi when he produced his mother’s final CD Translinear Light (Impulse!) released in 2004. Another recording Ravi puts out this month under his auspices is John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle (Impulse!): a rare performance of his father’s epic, four-movement suite—the second in existence found so far—recorded at the city’s Penthouse club in 1965, with pianist McCoy Tyner, drummer Elvin Jones and bassists Garrison and Donald “Rafael” Garrett, along with saxophonists Pharoah Sanders and Carlos Ward. Ravi feels that his parents’ artistry is the appropriate kind of spiritual message for today’s times. “I think it’s the right time for all of this music to be heard,” Ravi says. Born in 1965, the second of three children, Ravi was an infant when his father died in 1967, and grew up in Woodland Hills, California. Ravi heard his father’s music growing up, and started playing the clarinet at El Camino Real High School, where he graduated in 1983; he was accepted into the California Institute of the Arts in 1986. It was there where he “got serious” about playing the saxophone, and immersed himself in his father’s extended saxophone techniques, and also studied Sonny Rollins and Charlie Parker. He studied in the university’s jazz program with the esteemed bassist Charlie Haden, then moved to New York in 1991. Ravi inherits the quiet demeanor of both his parents. When you see him on stage, he is cool, controlled, personable and engaging. His sax solos obviously bear the continued on page 16
Coltrane photo by Deborah Feingold.
S P OT L GEORGE COLEMAN JAZZ FORUM / OCTOBER 1-2 One of the greatest tenor saxophonists of all time, NEA Jazz Master George Coleman has to rank near GOATs John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins. Originally from the rich music scene in Memphis, Tennessee, he represents a living legend. His deep, full, firm tone is as enjoyable as it is inventive. While solidly in the mainstream jazz tradition, George keeps on keepin’ on at age 86. Known for ’60s work with Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock, he’s led his own bands, most notably a potent octet. Reel To Real Records recently issued a buried-in-the-vaults quintet performance In Baltimore from 1971. A thorough professional, he’s endured trends and post-bop evolution without compromises. Pianist Mike LeDonne, young bassist Alex Claffy and drummer Joe Farnsworth back the unstoppable George Coleman at the Tarrytown club. MGN BUSTER WILLIAMS AND SOMETHING MORE WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY / OCTOBER 3 Buster Williams has been one of the most in-demand and easily recognized jazz bassists for decades due to his inventive improvising, fat tone and the ease with which he negotiates the most demanding charts. Buster has toured with numerous greats, along with leading his own bands since the mid-1970s, and he has built a sizable acclaimed discography of his own. Although he has thousands of songs in his mind that he can play at a moment’s notice, Buster is also a gifted, prolific composer whose originals have often been recorded by others, due to their strong melodies, diverse harmonies and surprising twists that challenge the players. Buster Williams & Something More featuring two longtime members, pianist George Colligan and drummer Lenny White, joined by saxophonist Bruce Williams, also perform at the Exit Zero Jazz Festival in Cape May Oct. 11. KD EDMAR CASTAÑEDA DIZZY’S CLUB / OCTOBER 14 Edmar Castañeda spent the pandemic lockdown creating new music, closely bonding with his wife and kids and recovering from an attic fall that shattered his right wrist. Then he completed his latest recording, Family (Arpa y Voz). This special evening celebrates its familial and global messages of resilience, peace, love and togetherness. There are interesting twists as this mesmerizing player blends jazz with the folk music of his native Colombia on his cobalt-blue Llanera harp. In one of them, Edmar’s wife Andrea Tierra sings “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music in Spanish, substituting some of her family’s own favorite things. Edmar and Andrea are joined by saxophonist Shlomi Cohen and drummer Rod Ramirez, with the couple’s children Zamir and Zeudi on added vocals. KF MIKE CLARK AND LEON LEE DORSEY SMALLS JAZZ CLUB / OCTOBER 14 Rhythm sections endure but rarely of their own accord. These two artists have history, background and lots of cred on their own. Drummer Mike Clark is known for work with Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters and leads his own bands. He issued Mike Drop with saxophonist Michael Zilber, a strong candidate for Best Album of this year. Bassist Leon Lee Dorsey’s effort Thank You Mr. Mabern features the late pianist Harold Mabern and Mike Clark. The Dorsey/Clark tandem teamed with pianist Michael Wolff for Live At Vitiello’s. Together they are tough, funky get down contemporary jazz cats that leave no stone unturned. They celebrate the release of Freedom Jazz Dance on Jazz Avenue One Records in tribute to Hilton Ruiz with pianist Manuel Valera. Jon Davis is on the 88s for this gig. MGN
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Castañeda photo by Adrien H Tillmann, Clayton by Tracey Yarad, Stewart by John Abbott.
LIGHT TIERNEY SUTTON AND ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY NJPAC / OCTOBER 15 Tierney Sutton and Ann Hampton Callaway appear together for the first time with a tribute to music in film. Singing solo or as a twosome, the pair perform new arrangements of such classics as “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “Let’s Face the Music and Dance,” “Blue Skies” and “As Time Goes By,” accompanied by Tierney’s rhythm section. Tierney has received nine Grammy nominations and recorded 14 CDs paying tribute to icons such as Frank Sinatra, Bill Evans, Sting and Joni Mitchell. Ann Hampton Callaway is praised as “one of the best equipped jazz vocalists swinging today.” She has excelled as a singer, pianist, composer and actress with a style that blends jazz and pop, enabling her to perform with varied artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, Stevie Wonder and Michael Feinstein. DJS SARAH HANAHAN ROOM 623 / OCTOBER 22 At once thoughtful and reflexive, saxophonist-composer Sarah Hanahan brings a receptive energy to every bandstand. Bold warmth resonates from her horn. In a moment, she may move from melodic rumination to wild hearted lament. Her presence of intention—alongside an intuitive dialogue among her trio members—draws in listeners from the first phrase. The Massachusetts native has been working steadily as a leader, and an increasingly sought collaborator, since she came to New York on a full scholarship to pursue her Master of Arts at Juilliard in 2020. Her short but potent résumé includes performances with Nat Reeves, Sherrie Maricle and the Diva Orchestra, Steve Davis and Jason Moran as part of a Kennedy Center collaboration. Sarah’s trio, who also performs at Smalls Jazz Club Oct. 7, features Jason Clotter on bass and TJ Reddick on drums. SJ GRANT STEWART CELLAR DOG / OCTOBER 28 Tenor saxophonist Grant Stewart left Toronto to come to New York City at 19 and his studies with Donald Byrd and Barry Harris left him steeped in bop repertoire. Over the past three decades, Grant’s full-bodied sound always fills a venue or studio with clean articulation and pinpoint accuracy, no matter the tempo, while his lush treatment of ballads compares to giants like Coleman Hawkins and Dexter Gordon. He also performs swing compositions and neglected standards with equal enthusiasm and execution. His band includes pianist Tardo Hammer, bassist David Wong and drummer, brother Phil Stewart (all heard on his 2020 CD Rise And Shine), and the gig helps him prepare for a new recording with this quartet plus trumpeter Bruce Harris on Nov. 5. KD JAY CLAYTON THE JAZZ GALLERY / OCTOBER 28 Truly unique in her approach to vocal improvising via jazz influenced styles, Jay Clayton has been a standalone artist. Born in steel city Youngstown, Ohio, she earned a music education degree studying at the St. Louis Institute of Music and Ohio’s Miami University in Oxford. Moving to New York City in 1963, she’s stretched her bird-like voice and expanded the language of music working with Steve Reich and John Cage, Fred Hersch, Don Lanphere, Jerry Granelli and the String Trio Of New York. Recent stellar CDs are Unraveling Emily with Kirk Nurock, The Peace Of Wild Things and Harry Who? A Tribute to Harry Warren. She is comparable only with Jeanne Lee and Sheila Jordan. Jay celebrates her 80th birthday with trombonist Ed Neumeister, pianist Gary Versace, bassist Jay Anderson and drummer Billy Drummond. MGN
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BACK ROOM: 102 Norfolk St. btw. Delancey & Rivington Sts. www.backroomnyc.com. 212228-5098. Mon: 9pm-12:30am feat Svetlana & The Delancey Five. BLUE NOTE: 131 W 3rd St. at 6th Ave. 212475-8592. www.bluenotejazz.com. Sets: 8& 10:30pm. Oct 1-3&5-10: Robert Glasper; 11: Keyon Harrold; 12-17,19-24&26-31: Robert Glasper. CELLAR DOG: 75 Christopher St. btw. 7th Ave. & Bleecker St. Lower level. 212-675-6056. www.cellardog.net. Sets: Wed-Sun 7-11pm + Late (L) Fri-Sat 11:30pm-2am. Oct 1: Mike Karn Qrt, L Samuel Martinelli Qrt; 2: Ken Fowser Qnt, L Miki Yamanaka Qrt; 3: Bruce Harris Qrt; 6: Ehud Asherie Trio; 7: Sylvia Cuenca Qnt; 8: Joe Farnsworth Gp, L Ben Paterson Qrt; 9: Jason Brown Qrt, L Stefano Doglioni; 10: Jon Davis Trio; 13: Paul Sikivie Qnt; 14: Avi Rothbard Trio; 15: Richard Clements Qrt, L Victor Gould Qrt; 16: Saul Rubin Qrt, L Jon Roche Qrt; 17: Jade Synstelien Qrt; 20: Greg Glassman Qrt; 21: Dezron Douglas Trio; 22: Mike LeDonne Qrt, L Clovis Nicholas Qrt; 23: Abraham Burton Qrt, L Steve Ash Qrt; 24: Ehud Asherie Trio; 27: Johnny O’Neal Trio; 28: Grant Stewart Qrt; 29: Corcoran Holt Qnt, L Jared Gold Trio; 30: Saul Rubin Qrt, L Nicole Glover Qrt; 31: Ned Goold. CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE: At Hilton Fashion District Hotel. 152 W 26th St. btw. 6th & 7th Aves. 212-434-0499. www.chelsea tableandstage.com. Sets: Early (E) 7pm; Late (L) 9:30pm. Oct 6: E Kevin Blancq Qrt w/Anaïs Reno; 10: 2pm Gotham Kings; 13: E-L Elio Villafranca; 15: E Samuel Torres, L Chembo Corniel Qnt; 16: E Jesse Fischer, L Joe Pino Qnt; 18: E-L Oscar Hernandez; 20: E Abel Mireles Gp; 28: E Richie Goods & the Goods Project. CITY VINEYARD & WINE GARDEN: At Pier 26. 233 West St. btw. Hubert & N Moore Sts. www.cityvineyardnyc.com. 212-608-0555. Oct 17: 8pm Debbie Deane. The CUTTING ROOM: 44 E 32nd St. btw. Madison & Park Aves. 212-691-1900. www.thecuttingroomnyc.com. Oct 10: 46:45pm $30 adm Another Sunday Serenade feat Willie Jones III Qnt; 13: 7pm $35-40 Cindy Blackman Santana; 31: 4-6:45pm $30 Another Sunday Serenade feat Gerald Cannon Qnt. The DJANGO: At Roxy Hotel. 2 Avenue of the Americas at Walker St. www.roxyhotelnyc. com. 212-519-6600. Sets: Tues 7:3010:30pm; Wed-Thurs 7-8:30pm, Late (L) 911:30pm; Fri-Sat 7-9:30pm, L 10pm-1:30am. Residencies (R): Tues Mingus Big Band; Fri L Ken Fowser. Oct 1: Brandon Sanders & The Swing Machine, L R; 2: Neal Caine Qrt, L Marianne Solivan; 5: R; 6: John Dokes, L Lauren Henderson; 7: Spike Wilner Trio, L Mark Whitfield; 8: 11pm-1:30am R; 9: Tod Herbert Qrt, L Joe Farnsworth; 12: R; 13: Champian Fulton, L Ashley Pezzotti Qrt; 14: Rick Germanson Trio, L Peter Bernstein Qrt feat Ed Cherry; 15: Stacy Dillard Qrt, L R; 16: Wayne Escoffery, L Gotham Kings; 19: R; 20: Hilary Gardner, L Samara Joy; 21: Sean Mason Trio, L Django All Stars; 22: Alex Norris, L R; 23: Bruce Williams, L Misha Piatigorsky Trio feat Kennedy; 26: R; 27: Martina DaSilva, L Sachal Vasandani; 28: Ed Cherry Trio, L Ian Hendrickson-Smith; 29: Dan Aran Band, L R; 30: L Barry Stephenson Sxt. DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY: 13 Monroe St. btw. Market & Catherine Sts. 212-4730043. www.downtownmusicgallery.com.
DROM: 85 Avenue A btw. 5th & 6th Sts. 212777-1157. www.dromnyc.com. Oct 1&28: 8pm Pedrito Martinez. The EAR INN: 326 Spring St. btw. Greenwich & Washington Sts. www.earinn.com. 212431-9750. Sun: 1-3pm EarRegulars feat JonErik Kellso & friends. The FLATIRON ROOM: 37 W 26th St. btw. 6th Ave. & Bway. 212-725-3860. www.the flatironroom.com. Sets: Sun-Mon 6-9pm; Tues-Wed 7-10pm; Thurs-Sat 5:30-8:30pm, Late (L) 9pm-12am. Tues: Alex Smith; Wed: Brandi Disterheft Duo; Thurs: Cait & the Critters, L The Blicker Blues Band. GREELEY SQUARE PARK: Btw. 32nd & 33rd Sts. Bway & 6th Ave. Tues 12:30-2pm, Fri 12:30-2&4:30-6pm: Terry Waldo’s Gotham City Band. HERMANA NYC: 349 E 13th St. btw. 1st & 2nd Aves. 917-265-8234. www.hermananyc.com. Sets: Early (E) 6-8pm; 8-11pm. Residencies: Sun except 10/24 BIG SHINanigans Sunday; Mon Mondays in the Shed w/Mark Whitfield; Tues Keyed Up! feat Aida Brandes; Sat E Claudia Tebar + except 10/23 Arcoiris Sandoval & Marty Kenney. Oct 1: E Kassandra Charalampi + Alicyn Yaffee; 6: Saul Rubin; 7: Michael Feinberg; 8: TW Sample; 13: Jon Davis; 14: Joe Farnsworth; 15: Nicole Zuraitis; 20: Richard Cortez; 21: Miki Hayama; 22-24: CTZ; 27: Ricardo Grilli; 28: tba; 29: Basil. HOTEL PENN: 7th Ave. at 33rd St. Oct 13: 4:30-6pm Terry Waldo’s Gotham City Band. The JAZZ GALLERY: 1160 Bway btw. 27th & 28th Sts. 5th Fl. www.jazzgallery.org. 646-494-3625. Thurs-Sat: 7:30&9:30pm $50-5 adm. Oct 1: Joel Ross Sxt; 2: Dayna Stephens; 7: Micah Thomas; 8-9: Melissa Aldana Visions; 14: Emma Frank; 15-16: Roy Hargrove B’day tribute Big Band; 21: Hannah Marks’ Outsider, Outlier Band; 22: Gabriel Chakarji; 23: Nicola Caminiti; 28: Jay Clayton 80th B’day celeb; 29: tba; 30: Martin Nevin. JOE’S PUB: At Public Theater. 425 Lafayette St. & Astor Pl. www.joespub.com. 212-9677555. Oct 26-30: 8pm $10-35 adm The Bad Plus. The JOYCE THEATER: 175 8th Ave. btw. 18th & 19th Sts. www.joyce.org. 212-2420800. Sets: Sun 2pm; Tues-Wed 7:30pm; Thurs-Fri 8pm; Sat 2&8pm. Oct 5-10&12-17: SW!NG OUT feat Eyal Vilner Big Band. (LE) POISSON ROUGE: 158 Bleecker St. at Thompson St. www.lepoissonrouge.com. 212-796-0741. Oct 7: 8pm $20/25 adm Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog w/The Messthetics; 8: 7:30pm $15-$18 Carsie Blanton w/Scott Cook; 19: 8pm $25-$35 Cyrille Aimée. MEZZROW: 163 W 10th St. btw. 7th Ave & Waverly Pl. Lower level. 646-476-4346. www.smallslive.com. Sets: 7:30&9pm; Late (L) Sun-Thurs 10:30-11:30pm, Fri-Sat 10:30pm&12am. Residencies: Mon except 10/4&25 Spike Wilner w/spec guest; L Polite Jam Mon Pasquale Grasso & Ari Roland, Tues John Merrill. Oct 1: Peter Zak, L Jon Davis; 2: Ed Cherry, L Mark Whitfield; 3: Janice Friedman; 4: Gilad Hekselman; 5: Libby York; 6: David Cook, L Kelly Green Trio; 7: John Dokes, L Nick Masters; 8: Michael Weiss, L Davis Whitfield; 9: Pete Malinverni, L Dave Kikoski; 10: Sacha Perry; 12: Naama Gheber; 13: Billy Test, L Saul Rubin; 14: Dan Tepfer, L Sean Mason; 15: Sam Yahel, L Steve Ash; 16: Russell Malone/Peter Bernstein, L Anthony Wonsey; 17: Ron Affif; 19: Sacha Dobson; 20: Sean Fyfe, L Sullivan Fortner; 21: Simona Premazzi, L Willerm Delisfort; 22: George Cables, L Jon Davis; 23: George Cables, L Dave Kikoski; 24: Michael Kanan; 25: Sheila
Jordan; 26: Samara Joy; 27: Adrian Cunningham, L Nadav Nazarathy; 28: Jeremy Manasia, L Jon Elbaz; 29: Geoff Keezer, L Ray Gallon; 30: Geoffrey Keezer, L Anthony Wonsey. MILANO’S BAR: 51 E Houston St. btw. Mott & Mulberry Sts. 212-226-8844. Mon: 3-5pm Carol Morgan Trio feat Stefano Doglioni. MOYNIHAN STATION: 31st St. at 8th Ave. Oct 4,14,19&26: 4:30-6pm Terry Waldo’s Gotham City Band. MOYNIHAN STATION: 33rd St. at 8th Ave. Oct 5&25 4:30-6pm, 13&20 12:30-2pm:Terry Waldo’s Gotham City Band. NORTH SQUARE: At Washington Square Hotel. 103 Waverly Pl. at MacDougal St. www.northsquareny.com/our-jazz-brunch. 212-254-1200. Sun: 12:30-1:30&2:15-3:15pm free adm Jazz Brunch Trios. Oct 3: Paul Jost; 10: Roz Corral w/Paul Bollenback & Santi Debriano; 17: Jane Irving; 24: Brenda Earle Stokes; 31: Roz Corral w/Bill Wurtzel. NUBLU 151: 151 Avenue C btw. 9th & 10th Sts. www.nublu.net. Oct 3: 7pm Measure NYC. PANGEA: 178 2nd Ave. btw. 11th & 12th Sts. 212-995-0900. www.pangeanyc.com. 2nd Sun: 12-3pm/free adm Open Mic & Jazz Brunch w/Sue Matsuki & Gregory Toroian. Wed: 9-10:30pm $25/$25 min Pangea Cool Fall Nights Jazz Series. Oct 1: 7-8:30pm $20 /$20 min Joanie Pallatto Band; 6: 7-8:30pm Judy Wexler Qrt; 13: Judi Marie Canterino; 20: Judy Niemack; 27: Mary Foster Conklin. PENN STATION: 31st St. at 8th Ave. Oct 12,21&29: 4:30-6pm Terry Waldo’s Gotham City Band. PENN STATION: 33rd St. at 8th Ave. Oct 7,11&18 4:30-6pm, 27 12:30-2pm: Terry Waldo’s Gotham City Band. RED ROOM: At KGB Bar. 85 E 4th St. btw. 2nd Ave. & Bowery. www.redroomnyc.com. 212787-0155. Oct 22: 9pm Rasmus Sørensen Trio. ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL: 196 Allen St. at E Houston St. www.rockwoodmusichall.com. 212-477-4155. Sets: 7pm. Oct 1: Lionel Loueke; 7: Aubrey Johnson. ROXY HOTEL: 2 6th Ave. at Walker St. www.roxyhotelnyc.com. 212-519-6600. SMALLS JAZZ CLUB: 183 W 10th St. btw. 7th Ave. & W 4th St. Lower level. 212-252-5091. www.smallslive.com. Sets: 7:30&9pm; Late (L) 10:30pm-12am; Night (N) 12-2am Jam. Residencies L&N: Sun tba; Mon 10/4&18 Miki Yamanaka, 10/11&25 Jonathan Michel; Tues 10/5&19 David Gibson, 10/12&26 Evan Sherman; Wed Benny Benack; Thurs Carlos Abadie; Fri except 10/29 Philip Harper; Sat Eric Wyatt or Stacy Dillard. Oct 1: Doug Wamble; 2: Adam Birnbaum; 3: Alex Norris; 4: Ari Hoenig; 5: Jason Brown; 6: Troy Roberts; 7: Sarah Hanahan; 8: Mark Sherman; 9: Wayne Escoffery; 10: Mike Troy; 11: Joe Farnsworth; 12: Mark Whitfield; 13: Dan Pratt; 14: Mike Clark & Leon Lee Dorsey; 15: Dave Stryker; 16: Palladium; 17: Jerry Weldon; 18: Eric Alexander; 19: Steve Nelson; 20: Will Bernard; 21: David Gilmore; 22: Brandon Lee; 23: Bryan Lynch; 24: Richie Vitale/Frank Basile; 27: Matt Haviland; 28: Alex Wintz; 29: Billy Drummond, L Sam Dillon; 30: Billy Drummond; 31: Alex Hoffman. SOUR MOUSE NYC: 110 Delancey St. btw. Essex & Ludlow Sts. Lower level. www.sour mousenyc.com. 646-476-7407. Sun: 3-7pm Jam w/Jorei Jazz & Co. TURNMILL: 119 E 27th St. btw. Park & Lexington Aves. www.turnmillnyc.com. 646524-6060. Wed: 8pm Keyed Up! series feat Rob Duguay & Low Key Trio w/spec guests + jam.
VILLAGE VANGUARD: 178 7th Ave. S at 11th St. 212-255-4037. www.villagevanguard.com. Sets: 8&10pm. Adm: Mon-Thurs $35; Fri-Sat $40/1 drink min. Residency (R): Mon Vanguard Jazz Orch. Oct 1-3: Bill Charlap Trio; 4: R; 5-10: Eric Harland Voyager; 11: R; 12-17: Ambrose Akinmusire / Dayones +; 17: 3pm John Zorn; 18: R; 19-24: Fred Hersch & Julian Lage Duo; 24: 3pm John Zorn; 25: R; 26-31: Ravi Coltrane Qrt. RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE: 80 E Ridge Rd. Ridgefield. BROOKLYN www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org. BAR BAYEUX: 1066 Nostrand Ave. 347-5337845. ww.barbayeux.com. Wed: 8-11pm Keyed Up! series. Oct 6: Savannah Harris Gp; 13: Dave Ambrosio Qnt; 20: EJ Strickland Qnt; 27: Noah Garabedian Qrt. BAR CHORD: 1008 Cortelyou Rd. 347-2406033. www.barchordnyc.com. Sun: 8pm12am Cortelyou Jam. BARBÈS: 376 9th St. at 6th Ave. 347-422-0248. www.barbesbrooklyn.com. Sets: 8-9:30pm. Residencies: Sun 9pm-12am Stephane Wrembel; Tues 9pm-12am Slavic Soul Party; Wed 10pm-12am Mandingo Ambassadors; Fri 5-7pm Oscar Noriega's Crooked Qrt. Oct 2: Francis Jacob; 4: 7-8:30pm Walter Thompson Orch; 6: Andy Statman; 7: 10pm12am Michael LaValle’s Forro Party; 12: Sam Weinberg; 15: Pedro Giraudo Tango Qrt; 22: 10pm-12am Big Lazy. BRIC HOUSE: 647 Fulton St. 718-683-5600. www.bricartsmedia.org. Oct 21-23: 711:55pm $35-85 adm JazzFest feat 10/21 Cecile McLorin Salvant + Kurt Elling w/Charlie Hunter + Yasser Tejeda, 10/22 Sun Ra Arkestra + Thana Alexa, 10/23 Madison McFerrin + L'Rain + ç’est tois. BUSHWICK PUBLIC HOUSE: 1288 Myrtle Ave. www.gaucimusic.com/bushwick-series -schedule. Mon: 8pm $10 don Bushwick Improvised Music series. Oct 25: Bob Gorry. CARMINE & SONS PIZZERIA: 356 Graham Ave. www.carmineandsonspizza.com. 718782-9659. Oct 1,8,16,24&29: 7-10pm Lou Caputo & Company. FLYING LOBSTER: 144 Union St. 718-8552633. www.flying-lobster.com. Wed-Thurs 69pm & Fri-Sat 7-10pm: Keyed Up! series. IBEAM: 168 7th St. www.ibeambrooklyn.com. IL PORTO: 37 Washington Ave. 718-624-0954. www.ilportobrooklyn.com. Thurs-Sat: 710pm Keyed Up! feat Charlie Apicella & Iron City. JALOPY: 315 Columbia St. www.jalopy.biz. 718-395-3214. LITTLEFIELD: 635 Sackett St. www.littlefield nyc.com. Oct 22: 8pm Sweet Megg & Ricky Alexander. LUNÀTICO: 486 Halsey St. 718-513-0339. www.barlunatico.com. Sets: 9-11:30pm. Oct 3: Ferenc Nemeth’s Unstandard Trio; 5: Big Lazy; 7: Secret Trio; 8: Itai Kriss & Telavana; 11: Cosmo; 12: Michaël Attias; 17: Ben Monder/Theo Bleckmann/Tom Rainey; 18: Jeff Lederer’s Swing n' Dix; 21: Duduka Da Fonseca Universal Qrt; 27: Nick Dunston’s Atlantic Extraction. MARIAN’S: 108 Patchen Ave. www.marians brooklyn.com. Thurs: 7-10pm David Yee Trio; Sat: 9pm-12am Jam by Matt La Von. NOSTRAND SOCIAL: 706 Nostrand Ave. www.nostrandsocial.com. 718-576-6781. Thurs: 7-10pm Jam feat Jazzical. ROULETTE: 509 Atlantic Ave. at 3rd Ave. www.roulette.org. 917-267-0363. Sets/adm: 8pm/$20. Oct 5: Gabriel Zucker; 26: Ches Smith & We All Break; 28: Roscoe Mitchell; continued on page 14
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30: Scott Robinson’s Higher Powers. SAN PEDRO INN: 320 Van Brunt St. Red Hook. www.sanpedroinn.com. 718-576-3916. Thurs-Sat 8pm: Keyed-Up! series. SHAPESHIFTER LAB: 18 Whitwell Pl. www.shapeshifterlab.com. 646-820-9452. Oct 1: 7pm Liz Menezes, 9pm George Winstone Qrt; 3: 7pm Zoh Amba Trio; 6: 7pm Joshua Trinidad Qrt. SISTAS’ PLACE: 456 Nostrand Ave. at Jefferson Ave. www.sistasplace.org. 718398-1766. Sat: 9&10:30pm $50 adm. SOAPBOX GALLERY: 636 Dean St. www.soapboxgallery.org. Sets: 8-9pm. Oct 1: Ben Cassara Qrt; 5: Paul Jost Qrt; 6: Sullivan Fortner; 7: Wide Open Works feat Michel Gentile FLOW; 8: Steve Sandber & Vinicius Gomez; 9: Lena Bloch Qrt; 11: Michael O'Brien's Greater than Qnt; 12: Jamie Baum Spt+; 14: Lauren Henderson; 15: Yuko Togami; 16: Hayes Greenfield & Dean Johnson; 17: Pablo Lanouguere Qnt; 19: Briggan Krauss; 20: Jim Ridl; 21: Vicki Burns Trio; 22: Gabrielle Stravelli Qnt feat Tim Armacost; 23: Jae Han; 26: Zach Brock; 27: Reggie Workman; 28: Roseanna Vitro; 29: Marianne Solivan Qrt; 30: Nick Rousseau Qrt; 31: Yayoi Ikawa. SUPERFINE: 126 Front St. 718-243-9005. www.superfine.nyc. 1st&3rd Wed: 7:3010:30pm Keyed-Up series + Jam. WILD BIRDS: 951 Dean St. 347-896-5056. www.wildbirdsbk.com. Keyed Up! series. Wed: 8-11pm Dave Linhard & Wayne Tucker; Thurs: 5-7pm Alex Asher Qrt. WILLIAMSBURG MUSIC CENTER: 367 Bedford Ave. www.wmcjazz.org. 718-3841654. Fri: 9pm Keyed Up! feat Gerry Eastman & Greg Lewis, 10pm Jam w/Gerry Eastman & friends.
QUEENS FLUSHING TOWN HALL: 137-35 Northern Blvd. Flushing. www.flushingtownhall.org. 718-463-7700. 1st Wed: 7:30pm Carol Sudhalter & friends; 2nd Wed 7pm $10 adm Louis Armstrong Legacy Jazz Jam feat Carol Sudhalter. Oct 17: 2:30pm $5 Lioness™ Women in Jazz series feat Lauren Sevian's LSQ; 23: 7pm $25/15 Dayramir González & Habana enTRANCé; 24: 2:30pm Yui Kitamura & Mark Wade Trio. JAMAICA CENTER FOR ARTS AND LEARNING: 161-04 Jamaica Ave. Jamaica. www.jcal.org. 718-658-7400. Oct 2: 8-10pm Homecoming feat Danny Simmons w/Ron Carter. LOUIS ARMSTRONG HOUSE MUSEUM: 3456 107th St. Corona. 718-478-8274. www.louisarmstronghouse.org. Tues-Fri 10am-5pm & Sat-Sun 12-5pm: $10 adm Guided Tours of Louis Armstrong House. SUNNYSIDE REFORMED CHURCH: 48-03 Skillman Ave. 718-426-5997. www.sunnysi denyc.rcachurches.org. Oct 23: 3pm Carol Sudhalter & Astoria Jazz Band. TERRAZA 7: 40-19 Gleane St. 718-803-9602. www.terraza7.com. Sets: 7-10pm. Oct 13: Duduka Da Fonseca & Quarteto Universal; 15: Carambola by Oriente Lopez.
LONG ISLAND GRASSO’S: 134 Main St. Cold Spring Harbor. www.grassosrestaurant.com. 631-367-6060. Sun 12-3pm Brunch feat Danny Marx. The JAZZ LOFT: 275 Christian Ave. Stony Brook. 631-751-1895. www.thejazzloft.org.
Sets: 7-9:30pm. Wed Jam. Oct 7-9: The Jazz Loft Big Band feat Danny Bacher; 21: The Bad Little Big Band. TILLES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS: At Long Island University Post. 720 Northern Blvd. Brookville. 516-299-3100. www.tillescenter.org. Oct 17: 7pm Kurt Elling feat Charlie Hunter.
BRONX The ANDREW FREEDMAN HOME: 1125 Grand Concourse. www.andrewfreedman home.org. 718-410-6735. Oct 8: 7-8pm Kenyan Connections w/the Omi Ens feat Odero; 9: 3-5pm The Momenta Qrt + All Things To All People feat Richard Robinson; 16: 3-5pm Garifuna Jazz Ens feat Lucy Blanco; 23: 3-4pm John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme Band feat Louie Belogenis, Beth Anne Hatton, Kirk Knuffke; 28: 7-9pm Hilliard Greene & The Jazz Expressions feat Jasmine Williams. BRONX RIVER ARTS CENTER: 1087 E Tremont Ave. www.bronxriverart.org. 718589-5819. Oct 30: 4-5:15pm Brad Shepik Qnt.
WESTCHESTER ALVIN & FRIENDS: 14 Memorial Hwy. New Rochelle. www.alvinandfriendsrestaurant. com. 914-654-6549. BEANRUNNER CAFÉ: 201 S Division St. Peekskill. www.beanrunnercafe.com. 914737-1701. Fri-Sat: 6-8pm $20 adm. Oct 2: Eric Person Qrt; 16: Brian Conigliaro Consort; 17: 3-5pm Cross Cultural Connection. CARAMOOR CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 149 Girdle Ridge Rd. Katonah. 914-232-1252. www.caramoor.org. Sets/adm: 8pm/$30-85. Oct 1: Raul Midón; 15: Isaiah J. Thompson Qrt. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: 199 N Columbus Ave. Mount Vernon. 914-6364977. www.pjsjazz.org. Oct 10: 5:15-9pm $25 adm Second Sunday Jazz series feat Giacomo Gates. JAZZ AT THE LODGE: 118 Croton Ave. Ossining. www.jazzatthelodge.com. 917488-7187. Sets: 7:30-10:30pm. Thurs: 79:40pm Organ Groove by Paul Connors. Oct 2: La Pompe Attack; 16: KJ Denhert Jazz Project; 30: Tom Kohl Trio. JAZZ FORUM: 1 Dixon Ln. Tarrytown. 914631-1000. www.jazzforumarts.org. Sets/adm: Sun 4&6pm/$20, Fri-Sat 7&9:30pm/$30. Oct 1-2: George Coleman Qrt; 3: Sue Maskaleris Qrt, 8-10pm Open Jam w/David Janeway Trio; 8-9: Dave Stryker Gp; 10: Arnaldo Buzack Qrt; 15-16: Joe Lovano Qrt; 17: Helio Alves Qrt; 22-23: Alexis Cole Trio; 24: Vanderlei Pereira & Blindfold Test; 29-30: Lew Tabackin Trio; 31: Freddie Bryant Qrt. NEW ROCHELLE PUBLIC LIBRARY PLAZA: 1 Library Plaza. New Rochelle. www.nrpl.org. Oct 9: 2-4pm Wayne Henderson Ens. SPEAKEASY: At Divino Cucina Italiana: 524 Warburton Ave. Hastings-On-Hudson. www.divinohastings.com. 914-274-8501. Thurs: 8-10pm.
NEW YORK CAFFE LENA: 47 Phila St. Saratoga Springs. www.caffelena.org. 518-583-0022. Oct 5: 7pm $12.50-25 adm Chuck Lamb Trio w/guest.
The FALCON: 1348 Rte 9 W. Marlboro. www.liveatthefalcon.com. 845-236-7970. Sets: 8pm. Oct 2: Ed Palermo Big Band; 17: Thana Alexa; 23: Jim Campilongo 4-Tet. HOWLAND CULTURAL CENTER: 477 Main St. Beacon. www.howlandculturalcenter. org. 845-831-4988. Oct 16: 8pm $15-25 adm Joe Morris & Mat Maneri. LYDIA’S CAFE: 7 Old US Hwy 209. Stone Ridge. www.lydias-cafe.com. 845-687-6373. Oct 9: 7-10pm Benji & Rita. MAUREEN’S JAZZ CELLAR: 2 N Bway. Nyack. www.maureensjazzcellar.com. 845535-3143. Sets: Fri-Sat 8pm. Oct 1: + 9:30pm $20 adm Pete Levin Trio; 2: $20 Nelson Riveros Qrt; 9: $20 Don Shelden; 15: $20 Richard Sussman Gp; 16: $20 Evan Arntzen/Conal Fowkes; 22: $25 Akiko Tsuruga/Joe Magnarelli Gp; 29: $25 Tim Armacost Qrt; 30: $25 Santi Debriano Trio. ORIGINAL VINYL RECORDS: 314 State Rte 94 S. #7. Warwick. www.originalvinyl records.com. 845-987-3131. QUINN’S: 330 Main St. Beacon. 845-202-7447. www.quinnsbeacon.com. Mon: 8pm free adm Monday Jazz Sessions. Oct 2: 100 and Zero/Wall of Ego; 4: Two Sisters, Inc; 13: KYO Surfers; 18: Pete Levin Trio; 25: Adam Lane Trio. TURNING POINT CAFÉ: 468 Piermont Ave. Piermont. www.turningpointcafe.com. 845359-1089. Mon: 8-11pm $5 adm Monday Jam by John Richmond.
CONNECTICUT KELSEY FARM: 1016 Lake Ave. Greenwich. Oct 10: 6:30-8pm www.backcountryjazz.org 203-561-3111 Back Country Jazz gala feat Bennie Wallace & friends. BUTTONWOOD TREE: 605 Main St. Middletown. www.buttonwood.org. 860-3474957. Oct 30: 7-9pm Avery Sharpe & Chuck Langford. FIREHOUSE 12: 47 Crown St. New Haven. 203-785-0468. www.firehouse12.com. Fri: 8:30-10pm $25/10 adm, 10pm $15. Oct 1: Albert Rivera “Electric” Qnt; 8: Mary LaRose; 15: Dezron Douglas Qrt; 22: Spanish Fly; 29: Chris Dingman Trio. PALACE THEATER: 100 East Main St. Waterbury. www.palacetheaterct.org. 203346-2000. Oct 15: 7-8:30&9-10:30pm Alexis Cole Duo. The SIDE DOOR JAZZ CLUB: At Old Lyme Inn. 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme. 860-434-2600. www.oldlymeinn.com/thesidedoorjazzclub. Sets: 8-10:30pm. Oct 1: Sullivan Fortner Solo; 2: Greg Abate Qrt; 8: EJ Strickland Qnt; 9: Judy Wexler Qrt; 15-16: Javon Jackson & friends; 22: Ken Peplowski Qrt; 23: Nick Finzer; 29-30: Mike LeDonne’s Groover Qrt. RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE: 80 E Ridge Rd. Ridgefield.NEW JERSEY www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org. BERGEN BROTHER’S SMOKEHOUSE: 900 Rte 17. North Ramsey. www.brotherssmokehouse nj.com. 551-264-9073. Fri: 8pm. ELKS IDEAL LODGE: 17 Bennett Rd. Englewood. 201-315-9050. 1st&3rd Tues: 7:30pm $5/$7 adm Tuesday Night Jam by Radam Schwartz. CAPE MAY CONVENTION HALL BEACH: 714 Beach Ave. 609-849-9202. www.exitzero jazzfestival.com. Oct 2-3: Exit Zero Jazz Festival feat 10/2 12pm Brass Queens, 1:40pm Fat Mezz, 3:20pm Snacktime Philly,
5pm Davina & The Vagabonds, 10/3 12pm Roosevelt Collier, 1:40pm Davina & The Vagabonds, 3:20pm Fat Mezz, 5pm Davina & The Vagabonds. EXIT ZERO FERRY PARK: 1200 Lincoln Blvd. North Cape May. 609-849-9202. www.exitzerojazzfestival.com. Oct 1-3: Exit Zero Jazz Festival feat 10/1 11am Samara Joy, 12:10pm Nicholas Payton, 1:20pm Buster Williams & Something More, 2:30pm Big Chief Donald Harrison & Congo Square Nation, 3:40pm Revive Big Band, 4:50pm Robert Randolph Family Band, 6pm Chris Botti, 10/2 11am Martina DaSilva, 12:30pm Francis Mbappe & FM Tribe, 1:20pm Captain Black Big Band, 2:30pm Raul Midón & Lionel Loueke, 3:40pm Terence Blanchard E-Collective + Turtle Island Qrt, 4:50pm Nate Smith, 6pm Dee Dee Bridgewater, 10/3 11am Phillybloco, 12pm Pat Bianchi, 1:10pm Terreno Comum, 2:20pm Maurice “Mobetta” Brown, 3:30pm Paquito D’Rivera, 4:45pm Jazzmeia Horn, 6pm Kenny Garrett Qnt. ESSEX JAZZ HOUSE KIDS: 347 Bloomfield Ave. Montclair. www.jazzhousekids.org. 973-7442273. NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 1 Center St. Newark. 888-466-5722. www.njpac.org. Sets: 7:30pm. Oct 14: Boney James; 15: Tierney Sutton & Ann Hampton Calloway. WBGO: 54 Park Pl. Newark. www.wbgo.org. 973-624-8880. GLOUCESTER PFLEEGER CONCERT HALL: At Rowan University. North Campus Dr. Glassboro. www.cpa.rowan.edu. 856-256-4545. Oct 9: 89:30pm Camille Thurman & Darrell Green Qrt. HUDSON The BRIGHTSIDE TAVERN: 141 Bright St. Jersey City. 201-435-1234. www.thebright sidetavernnj.com. Mon: 6pm Keyed Up! feat Noel Sagerman Trio + jam. MERCER AMERICANA KITCHEN & BAR: 359 US Hwy 130. East Windsor. 609-448-4477. www. americanakitchenandbar.com. Sets: Sun 11am-3pm Jazz brunch; Thurs 6-9pm. Residency: Thurs except 10/7 Mark Sganga. Oct 3: Keith Fanklin; 10: Moon Alley Trio; 17: John Bianculli Trio. CANDLELIGHT LOUNGE: 24 Passaic St. Trenton. www.candlelightevents.way.to. 609-695-9612. Sat: 3:30-7:30pm free adm/$10 min. www.jazztrenton.com. Oct 2: Chris Beck; 9: Noriko, Lee Craig & Floyd King; 16: Radam Schwartz; 23: Matt Davis. HOPEWELL VALLEY VINEYARDS: 46 Yard Rd. Pennington. 609-737-4465. www. hopewellvalleyvineyards.com. Free adm. Oct 2: 5:30-8:30pm Mark Feingold Gp; 16: 5:30-8:30pm Robert Ruffis Experience; 31: 1:30-4:30pm HVV Jazz Band. McCARTER THEATRE: 91 University Pl. Princeton. 609-258-2787. www.mccarter.org. Sets: 8pm. Oct 16: Terence Blanchard; 29: Matthew Whitaker Qrt. MIDDLESEX TAVERN ON GEORGE: 361 George St. New Brunswick. www.tavernongeorge.com. 732545-6205. Tues&Thurs 7-10pm: free adm The New Brunswick Jazz Project/www.nbjp.org. Tues: Emerging Artists series + Jam. Oct 5: Jackson Grundt Trio; 7: Karl Latham Qrt; 12: Pierre Cornilliat Trio; 14: Champian Fulton Qrt; 19: Matthew Renzo Trio; 21: Radam Schwartz Qrt; 26: Justin Vedovelli; 28: Bruce Williams Qrt. continued on page 17
BACKSTAGE PASS 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. After Gerry Mulligan and Thelonious Monk did a recording together, Gerry invited Monk to a rehearsal with our quartet (Bob Brookmeyer, Dave Bailey and me.) He said to us, "We've been playing the same material for a while. Maybe if we play with Monk, we'll come up with something new." Monk came in and sat at the piano and started playing one of his tunes. When he came to the end of it, he started over again. We realized he was waiting for us to learn it by ear, so we felt our way through it a few times until we could play it. His left hand notes were so strong that I had to change my way of thinking about bass lines while I played with him. After I had worked my way through three or four of his tunes, I said, "Man, I'm getting a headache from all this learning. Could we just play one standard tune?" Right away Monk started playing Tea For Two. We fell down laughing, because he wasn't using any of the original chords while he played the melody. MINGUS BIG BAND...continued from page 7
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I know the office is working on its release.” With previous releases from the Mingus organization including the stellar 2015 Mingus Sings project by the big band alongside Ku-umba Frank Lacy as well as the Grammy Award-winning 2011 masterpiece Mingus Big Band Live at Jazz Standard, the prospect of new material from this ensemble—particularly a multidisc series—is both exciting and overdue news for fans. Ultimately, the uncertainties of the coming months lead to many question marks for the specifics of the ensemble’s performance and educational opportunities in the coming year. Nevertheless, as the Mingus Big Band returns to weekly shows, Boris is confident that a path will be found and that the centennial will be celebrated. “We will be ready, no matter what,” he notes.
improvisational imprint of his father, and of Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, Charles Lloyd and a host of other saxophone colossuses. Given his musical pedigree, Ravi could have easily cashed in on his name, and signed a lucrative recording contract before he was musically mature. But he chose the slow and steadier path of apprenticeship with esteemed mentors, and it has paid off. And nothing shows his trait for patience more than the fact that it has been nine years since he’s released a new CD. That being said, for him, it’s about quality, not quantity. “There’s so many CDs out there,” Ravi says, “I will release something when I have something to say.”
The Mingus Big Band performs Tuesday nights at The Django throughout October.
Ravi Coltrane performs at The Village Vanguard with Dezron Douglas, bass, and Johnathan Blake, drums, Oct. 26-28, with Lonnie Plaxico, bass, Elé Howell, drums, and David Gilmore, guitar, Oct. 29-31, and special guest drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts on Saturday and Sunday.
A Moment You Missed by Fran Kaufman Hot House Contributing Photographer This month I must pay tribute to the great George Wein, who passed away in September at the age of 95. Here he is at 85, jamming on the 2011 Jazz Cruise with guitarist Howard Alden. George left a profound influence on jazz, and although he won’t be with us in person, his legacy lives on. He’s not simply credited with creating the jazz festival—a worldwide phenomenon—but for over 60 years, he’s been a maestro of the piano. Rest in peace and music, dear George. We’ll miss your presence.
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ZIMMERLI ART MUSEUM: At Rutgers. 71 Hamilton St. New Brunswick. 848-932-7237. www.zimmerli.rutgers.edu. Oct 14: 5-7:30pm Jerry Weldon Trio. MONMOUTH TRIUMPH BREWING: 1 Bridge Ave. Red Bank. www.triumphbrewing.com/red-bank. 732-852-7300. Sets: 8pm. Oct 1: Nat Janoff Trio; 7: Mike DeSimone Qrt; 8: Ray Suhy & Lewis Porter. MORRIS SHANGHAI JAZZ: 24 Main St. Madison. 973822-2899. www.shanghaijazz.com. Oct 2: 6:15pm Bob Paparozzi Qrt; 6: 7pm Ed Laub Trio; 7: 7pm Alex Laurenzi Trio; 9: 5:45pm SaRon Crenshaw Band; 13: 6pm Steve Myerson Trio; 16: 6:15pm Blue Soul Qnt; 28: 7pm Adrian Cunningham Trio; 29: 6pm Brunn Stanley Qrt. OCEAN The JAY & LINDA GRUNIN CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 1 College Dr. Toms River. 732255-0500. www.grunincenter.org. Oct 17: 3pm Sentimental Journey Big Band; 23: 5pm Glenn Miller Orch. PASSAIC WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY: 300 Pompton Rd. Wayne. www.wpunj.edu. 973720-2371. Sun: 4pm. Oct 3: Buster Williams & Something More Qrt; 10: Russell Malone Qrt; 24: Art Farmer Tribute Qnt. RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE: 80 E Ridge Rd. Ridgefield. www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org. PENNSYLVANIA/DELAWARE DEER HEAD INN: 5 Main St. Delaware Water Gap. www.deerheadinn.com. 570-424-2000. Sets/adm: Sun 5-7:30pm/$12-13; Thurs 710pm/free; Fri-Sat 7-10pm/$15-16; $20 min. Residency (R): Thurs Jam w/Bill Washer & friends. Oct 1: Bill Mays Trio; 2: Lewis Porter Qrt; 3: Kate Baker; 7: R; 8: Giacomo Gates Trio; 9: $20-21 Alan Broadbent Trio; 10: $1516 Mike Holober/Marvin Stamm Qrt; 14: R; 15: Lili Añel; 16: Joel Frahm Trio; 17: Walt Bibinger & Gary Mazzaroppi; 21: R; 22: $2021 Brian Lynch All Star Qnt; 23: Five Play; 24: Joanie Samra & friends; 28: R; 29: $2021 Paul Jost Qrt; 30: $20-21 Nellie McKay; 31: Horizons Qrt. TRUE BLUE JAZZ FESTIVAL: Rehoboth Beach. www.truebluejazz.org. Oct 13-17: True Blue Jazz Festival feat 10/13 6pm Youth Jazz Appreciation Night, 10/14 4pm Trio Blue, 4:30pm Mike McShane & friends + 5th Avenue, 5pm Justine Miller + Bob Deiner, 6pm Bernard Sweetney, 7:30pm Aaron Graves Qrt w/Denise King, 10/15 3pm Will
Warick Qrt, 4pm Mike McShane Just Jazz + Bernard Sweetney & friends, 4:30pm Trio Blue + Hot Sauce, 5pm Budesa Brothers, 5:30pm Keli Vale & Nick Bucci, 6pm Courtney Wright Qnt + Shades of Blue, 7:30pm Bobby Watson & The Hot 3 + Keli & Nick, 8pm Max Jazz Project, 9pm Jawanza Kobie, 9:30pm Bobby Watson & The Hot 3, 10/16 11am Courtney Wright Qnt + Will Warick Qrt, 12pm Cape Henlopen High School Jazz Band, 12:45pm Bill Dilks Hammond B3 Organ, 1pm Courtney Wright Qnt, 1:30pm Sharon Sable & Nick Bucci + The Spartan Alumni Jazz Band, 2:30pm Bill Dilks Hammond B3 Organ Trio, 3:15pm Columbia Jazz Orch, 4pm Budesa Brothers, continued on page 18
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4:15pm Bill Dilks Hammond B3 Organ Trio, 4:30pm Billie Carlin + Trio Blue, 5pm Joe Baione 3 + Clifford Brown Jazz Festival Orch, 5:30pm Keli Vale & Nick Bucci, 6pm Bruce&Sam +1 + Shades of Blue, 7:30pm Benny Benack III w/spec guest Cyrille Aimée + Keli & Nick, 8pm Fred Hughes Trio, 9:30pm Benny Benack III w/spec guest Cyrille Aimée, 10/17 10am Budesa Brothers, 11am The Eddie Sherman Show w/Peggy Raley + Will Warick Qrt, 11:30am New Line Brass Band, 12pm Keli Vale & Nick Bucci, 1:30pm The Eddie Sherman Show w/Peggy Raley + New Line Brass Band, 3pm Justine Miller, 4pm Holly Lane & friends.
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Django Festival Allstars featuring Samson Schmitt, Ludovic Beier, Pierre Blanchard, Doudou Cuillerier & Antonio Licusati Fri, Nov 5 @ 6 & 8:30PM With energy and swing, the Django Festival Allstars pay tribute to legendary gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Chaka Khan with special guest Leela James Sat, Nov 6 @ 8PM You know it’s going to be a party when Chaka Khan hits the stage! Join us for an evening of fun and funk at NJPAC. Nimbus Dance Sat, Nov 6 @ 7PM Nimbus Dance joins forces with tango virtuoso Pedro Giraudo for the world premiere of Raucous Caucus Tango!
Christian McBride’s The Movement Revisited: A Musical Portrait of Four Icons with special guests The Lost Poets Thu, Nov 11 @ 7:30PM Celebrate the great leaders of the Civil Rights Movement in this evening of readings and jazz starring Christian McBride. Divine Sass: Lillias White Sings Sarah Vaughan Fri, Nov 12 @ 7PM TONY® Award-winning singer Lillias White and her trio return to NJPAC for a tribute to the legendary Sarah Vaughan.
Dorthaan’s Place: Cyrus Chestnut Sun, Nov 14 @ 11AM & 1PM Enjoy the piano stylings of Cyrus Chestnut during brunch at NICO Kitchen + Bar. Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition Sun, Nov 14 @ 3PM Celebrate the 10th annual competition with special performances by jazz greats Christian McBride and Dianne Reeves!
Chris Botti Fri, Nov 12 @ 8PM GRAMMY® Award-winning trumpeter Chris Botti is America's largest-selling jazz instrumentalist. Find out why!
Swingin’ at 96: Anat Cohen and the Newport All-Stars Salute George Wein Sat, Nov 20 @ 7:30PM Featuring Kenny Barron, Randy Brecker, Christian McBride, Lewis Nash, Lew Tabackin, Peter Washington and Duchess.
Dianne Reeves plus Artemis featuring Renee Rosnes, Anat Cohen, Ingrid Jensen, Nicole Glover, Noriko Ueda and Allison Miller Sat, Nov 13 @ 8PM An evening with the extraordinary women of jazz!
Maria Schneider Orchestra Sun, Nov 21 @ 3 & 7PM “Revelatory, riveting, daring and beyond categorization”: NEA Jazz Master Maria Schneider’s orchestra takes the stage.
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9/9/21 4:12 PM
Brazilian musicians at the most advanced leval, some of them music directors for your favorite Brazilian singers, demonstrating their powerful playing, improvising and fire, with their original material and some additional estrangeiros. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTCraI4UrcU&t=112s
Paulo Russo David E. Tillman Luiz Avelar Raniere Ricardo Idris Boudroua Dario Galante
Gilson Peranzzetta Barrosinho Gustavo Anacleto Itamar Assiere
The Music of Paulo Russo
The Music of the late Paulo Russo, a tremendous contributor to Bons Ritmos, who will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace. With Fabinho Costa, Rafael Vernet and Andrew Scott Potter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJj70XD1_PY&t=2111s
"One of the top four arrangers in the world "..Quincy Jones The late Paulo Russo, one of the greatest musicians in the world https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ekXzazC5bQ&t=41s
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