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By George Kanzler
HE DUET CAN TAKE MANY FORMS T in jazz, but integral to them all is rapport; without it, the music can founder. The
two albums here are both duet recordings from women well into established careers, one as a pianist, the other as a singer. Eliane Elias is a Brazilian pianist—who also sometimes sings—who came to New York in 1981, where she attended Juilliard and played with the Brecker Brothers’ band Steps Ahead. Stacey Kent, originally from New Jersey, established herself, while in her 20s, as a jazz and standards singer in London where she was studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, as well as in Europe. Mirror Mirror, Eliane Elias (Candid), features Eliane in piano duets with Chick Corea and Chucho Valdés. Elias is a very empathetic, adept duet player—I still remember a concert she performed with Kenny Barron at Jazz at Lincoln Center more than two decades ago—who seems to always know how to mesh with her pianistic partners, as this album again proves. With Chick—who appears on four of the seven tracks—she seamlessly blends so that, without headphones to differentiate left (Eliane) from right (Chick), it almost sounds like one albeit busy piano. When Eliane asserts herself, after Chick states the melody of his “Armando’s Rhumba,” rather than take over, she melds effortlessly with Chick, the lines they weave flowing together as first one then the other picks up and continues a musical phrase or thought. On Kenny Dorham’s “Blue Bossa,” the pair engage in a hide-and-seek with the familiar melody, sidewise glancing at it during elaborately woven paired intricacies. Harry Warren’s standard “There Will Never Be Another You” becomes a duo meditation on the melody, as Eliane and Chick never stray very far from it in perfectly calibrated, woven lines. Cuban pianist Chucho performs on three tunes chosen by Eliane. They all originated as Spanish language pop songs, one from Spain and two from Mexico. “Esta Tarde Vi Llover,” by the late Mexican/Mayan artist Armando Manzanero, is a melodious ballad that begins with Eliane lushly limning the tune, then features both pianists exchanging solos over strong Latin rhythmic currents. Spanish pop singer Alejandro Sanz’s “Corazon Partio,” the CD’s longest track, is a strongly lyrical theme, fully explored by
Eliane before the twosome harmoniously exchange leads. As the performance builds, Chucho solos in the upper registers, with sparkling single notes, while Eliane counters with lower register chording, creating an elegant contrast. Chucho also favors bright, single high notes in his solo on the bolero “Sabor A Mi,” by Mexican pop star Alvaro Carrillo, Eliane again countering with lower-note chording. Songs from Other Places, Stacey Kent (Candid), includes three out of ten songs by Stacey’s husband Jim Tomlinson, with lyrics by the eminent English novelist Kazuro Ishiguro. Their themes of ennui, regret and longing are echoed in the other songs that make up the album, an intimate affair featuring just Stacey’s voice and Art Hirahara’s piano. Stacey emerged in the 1990s as an American jazz singer performing standards. But collaborations with Kazuro, beginning in the early 2000s, changed and broadened her approach to repertoire. The only bona fide standard here is the Kurt Weill-Ira Gershwin tune “My Ship.” Other contenders might be The Beatles’ “Blackbird” and Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “Bonita.” But there are also songs in French: “Les Voyages,” and Spanish: the Mexican Banda Los Sebastianes’ “Imagina,” as well as Paul Simon’s “American Tune” and Stevie Nicks’ “Landslide.” Stacey begins the album by reprising Jim and Kazuro’s “I Wish I Could Go Traveling Again,” a wistful song about the rewards of traveling leavened by feelings of loss for the companion now gone. “Craigie Burn,” another song by the tandem, again taps remembrance, this time of a walk across the title place in Australia with a now absent lover. The third song by the twosome, “Tango in Macao,” delivered in jaunty tango mode, is a complaint about a lover’s fabrications involving the mysterious allure of tangoing in Macao: “I believed in you somehow/believed all your baloney.” Throughout the album, Stacey sings with a compelling intimacy, maximizing the dramatic effects of her soft yet compelling voice. She is a worthy successor to Mabel Mercer and Meredith d’Ambrosio, masters of the conversationally sung style parlando. Eliane Elias appears at City Winery Sept. 15. Stacey Kent performs at Birdland Sept. 28 to Oct. 2.
Garrett cover photo by Hollis King, Vignola courtesy of Truefire.com.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS ONLINE EVENTS ALTERNATIVE VENUES FOR JAZZ: https://www.facebook.com/groups/altve nuesforjazz. Mon-Fri: 5pm. CHAMPIAN FULTON: https://www.face book.com/champianfulton. Sun: 5pm. EMMET COHEN: https://www.facebook.com /heyemmet. Mon: 7:30pm Live From Emmet’s feat Emmet Cohen Trio w/guests. FLUSHING TOWN HALL: http://www.flush ingtownhall.org/events. Sep 8: 7pm Louis Armstrong Legacy Jazz Jam feat Carol Sudhalter. 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. Sep 2: Andy Farber Qrt; 9: Yaacov Mayman Organ Qrt feat Ashley Pezzotti; 16: Rale Micic Trio; 23: Lenore Raphael Trio; 30: Zoilapianista Trio. JAZZVOICE.COM: https://www.jazzvoice. com. Masterclasses. Sep 3: 3pm Sinne Eeg; 11: 3pm Tierney Sutton; 15: 9pm Amy London; 20: 9pm Nancy Kelly. JOHN PIZZARELLI: https://www.facebook. com/johnpizzarelliofficial. Thurs: 6pm It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere feat John Pizzarelli. KARRIN ALLYSON: https://karrin.com. 3rd Sun: 6pm. KAT EDMONSON: https://www.facebook. com/katedmonsonmusic. Sun: 7pm. KEN PEPLOWSKI: https://www.facebook. com/ken.peplowski. Thurs: 7:30pm In The Moment w/Ken Peplowski & friends. LARRY NEWCOMB: https://www.facebook. com/larrynewcombguitarmethod. Sat 2:30pm Covid Comfort & Beyond feat Larry & Jake Newcomb. 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. Sep 19: 3pm Jazz Virtual Education series feat Nat King Cole@100 by Will Friedwald. MILLER THEATRE: At Columbia University. https://www.millertheatre.com/about/news/li ve-from-columbia. Sep 18: 4pm Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orch. ROOM 623: https://www.facebook.com/joce lynmedinamusic. Sun: 6pm + Jam 7-9pm Sunday Vocal Jazz Jam feat Jocelyn Medina w/spec guest. Sep 5: Camila Meza; 12: Laura Campisi; 19: Gabrielle Stravelli; 26: Dena DeRose. ROSSANO SPORTIELLO: https://www.face book.com/rossanosportiello. Tues: 6pm Live At The Flat in Greenwich Village feat Rossano Sportiello w/spec guest. SAINT PETER’S CHURCH: https://www.saint peters.org. Sun: 5-6pm free adm Jazz Vespers. SMOKE JAZZ & SUPPER CLUB: https://smokejazz.com. Fri-Sat: 8pm.
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UPPER MANHATTAN (Above 70th Street)
449 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. HARLEM STAGE: At Aaron Davis Hall. 150 Convent Ave. at W 135th St. 212-281-9240. www.harlemstage.org. Sep 25: 7:30pm Matthew Whitaker. 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. Sep 11: Tamm E Hunt Qnt; 12: Jonathan Michel; 17: Davis Whitfield Qrt & The Maniacs of the 4th Dimension; 18: Denise King; 19: Jacob Khalil; 24: Christopher McBride & The Whole Proof; 26: Shabnam Abedi Qrt. NATIONAL JAZZ MUSEUM IN HARLEM: 58 W 129th St. at Malcolm X Blvd. 212-3488300. www.jmih.org. 7-8:30pm $10 don. Sep 9: 7pm Jazzonia the Marriage of Poetry & Jazz; 12: 3pm Intergenerational Jazz Jam. 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. Sep 4: 7-11pm The Harmony Experience. PENNY JO'S: 3898 Bway. btw. 162nd & 163rd Sts. www.facebook.com/pennyjosuptown. 646-609-2216. SHRINE: 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. btw. 133rd & 134th Sts. 212-690-7807. continued on page 8
KENNY GARRETT’S Ancestral Anthems By Eugene Holley, Jr.
URING THE NADIR OF THE COVID-19 lockdown, many musicians D went into the woodshed to practice their
craft. The 60-year-old Detroit-born alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett went to his ancestors—his musical ancestors—for inspiration. A well-mentored musician schooled by the best in the business, from Art Blakey to Miles Davis, with 16 recordings as a leader, Kenny emerges from corona’s blue wall of silence with his engagement at the Blue Note in support of his new album, Sounds from the Ancestors (Mack Avenue Records). Joining Kenny on the live date are the same musicians backing him on the CD: drummer Ronald Bruner, percussionist Rudy Bird, bassist Corcoran Holt and pianist Vernell Brown. Kenny’s latest offering is a summation of the musical genres he grew up listening to, including gospel, R&B and jazz, and the most recent chapter in his ongoing study of the great migration of Black music from West Africa to the Americas—from his 1990 recording African Exchange Student (Atlantic Jazz), to his 2016 CD Do Your Dance (Mack Avenue). “I’ve grown by leaps and bounds,” Kenny says. “I’ve had so many great experiences. I’ve been playing
with the great Afro Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés for the last five years, and I’ve also been playing [Gwo-Ka rhythms] with guitarist Christian Laviso from Guadeloupe in the French Caribbean. Those two experiences have really helped me line everything up, and bring everything full circle.” On Sounds from the Ancestors, Kenny’s fluid and formidable sax lines employ Charlie Parker’s improvisational flights, Sonny Stitt’s bop bravura and Jackie McLean’s piercing tone. “It’s Time to Come Home,” is an engaging mid-tempo Afro Cuban-inspired track, contrasted by the radio-friendly hip hop-R&B backbeat of “Hargrove,” Kenny’s heartfelt tribute to the late trumpeter-composer Roy Hargrove, showcasing Maurice Brown’s hard grooved trumpet solo and Kenny’s ingenious insert of John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme.” “When the Days Were Different,” would sing a joyful noise in any Black Baptism church. “What Was That,” is an uptempo, McCoy Tyner-timed selection, while “Soldiers of the Fields/Soldats des Champs,” with legendary drummer Lenny White on snare, is a martialmotored, dual homage to the jazz musicians who gave their lives to this American art form, and to the fearless Haitian people, whose revolution created the world’s first Black republic in 1804. The title track features a 6/8 syncopated, transcultural melding of Yoruba-born Santeria chants by special guest percussionist Pedrito Martinez and Los Angeles vocalist Dwight Trible’s gospel strains. “For Art’s Sake” is Kenny’s propulsive percussion tribute to Art Blakey, and to the Nigerian drummer Tony Allen. “The concept [behind the composition] was Art Blakey playing African traditional music and Tony Allen, who heard Blakey and was inspired by him to create the Afrobeat,” Kenny says. “I was sitting at the piano, playing the song, and Ronald Bruner started to play this beat. I said that’s the beat I'm looking for.” Kenny has been a valuable sideman ever since he burst on the national jazz scene in 1978 as a 17-year-old member of The Duke Ellington Orchestra which was, at the time, under the leadership of Duke’s son Mercer. Kenny has worked with Donald Byrd, Woody Shaw, Freddie Hubbard, Mulgrew Miller, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Cedar Walton and Wallace Roney, along with rapper and A Tribe Called Quest co-founder Q-Tip, and the R&B/Funk group Cameo. Kenny recorded with the late Chick Corea and won a Grammy award with the pianist-composer for Best Jazz Instrumental Album for Five Peace Band Live (Concord) in 2010. But Kenny’s most memorable gigs were with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers as evidenced by the band’s 1986 recording
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Garrett photo by Hollis King.
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www.shrinenyc.com. Residencies: Sun 68pm Jam w/Bennett Daponte-Smith; 1st Sun 8-10pm The Shrine Big Band. Sep 3: 9-10pm Moon Sugar; 8: 8-10pm Trace Zacur Qrt. SILVANA: 300 W 116th St. at Frederick Douglass Blvd. www.silvana-nyc.com. 646692-4935. Sets: 8-10pm. Sep 2: Tim Newman; 9: Edward Perez; 16: 4Pac; 23: Peter Brainin; 24: 6-8pm Trio Incognito; 30: Ed Nuemeister. 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. Sep 8: 7pm $15-25 adm Chloe Perrier; 9: 7pm $20-35 Lizzie Thomas; 18: 7:30pm $25 Lenore Raphael Trio; 26: 4:30pm $20-25 Fleur Seule; 30: 9:30pm $20-25 Emilie Surtees.
MID-TOWN MANHATTAN (Between 35th & 59th Street)
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 except 09/3 The Birdland Big Band. Sep 1-4: L-N Strata East 50th Anniv Celeb w/Charles Tolliver Qnt; 6: L Hyuna Park Trio; 7-11: L-N Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Ens; 12: E Steven Feifke Big Band; 13: L Carole J. Bufford; 14-18: L-N The Legendary Count Basie Orch directed by Scotty Barnhart; 19: E Pete McGuinness Jazz Orch; 21-25: L-N Coltrane Revisited 20th Anniv w/Eric Alexander, Steve Smith; 26: E Chuck Owen & the Jazz Surge; 28-Oct 2: L-N Stacey Kent & Art Hirahara. 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. Sep 1: Augie Haas Qrt; 2: Ashley Pezzotti Qrt; 3-4: 8:30-10:30pm Connie Han Trio; 8: Ben Paterson Qrt; 9: Hila Kulik Gp; 12: Cady Huffman & Mary Ann McSweeney; 15: Michael Wolff Trio; 16: Ronny Whyte; 19: Susan Mack; 20: Sam Dillon Qrt; 22: Ted Rosenthal Trio; 23: Pasquale Grasso Trio; 27: Nicole Zuraitis; 29: Frank Vignola Qrt; 30: Duchess. BOND 45 DOWNSTAIRS: 221 W 46th St. btw. 7th & 8th Aves. Lower level. 212-869-4545. www.bond45ny.com. Sep 20-21&27-28: 811pm $25 adm/$25 min Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks. BROADWAY PLAZA: Bway btw. 43rd & 44th Sts. www.timessquarenyc.org/jazz. Thurs: 7-8pm. Sep 2: Jacob Melsha Trio; 9: Summer Camargo Trio; 16: Melanie Charles Trio; 23: Nicole Glover Trio; 30: Godwin Louis/Jonathan Barber Duo. BRYANT PARK: Btw. 5th & 6th Aves. & btw. 41st & 42nd Sts. www.bryantpark.org. 212768-4242. Mon-Fri: 12:30-2:30pm Piano in the Park. Sep 1-3: Isaac ben Ayala; 6-10: Yuka Aikawa; 13-17: Roy Eaton; 20-24: Kuni Mikami; 27-Oct 1: Sue Maskaleris. 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. DIMENNA CENTER FOR CLASSICAL MUSIC: 450 W 37th St. btw. 9th & 10th Aves. www.dimennacenter.org. 212-594-6100. Sep 15: 7pm PRISM Qrt w/Melissa Aldana, Terell Stafford, Chris Potter & Rudresh Mahanthappa. 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. Sep 2-3: Isaiah J. Thompson Qrt; 45: Dave Liebman's Expansions; 9-12: John Hendricks Centennial Celeb w/Kurt Elling, Jazzmiea Horn & spec guests; 23-24: William Parker Celestial Lighthouse; 25-26: Endea Owens & The Cookout; 30: Brandon Goldberg Qnt. IRISH ARTS CENTER: 553 W 51st St. btw. 10th & 11th Aves. www.irishartscenter.org. 866-811-4111. Sep 2: 8pm Ed Laub Qrt. MERKIN HALL: At Kaufman Center. 129 W 67th St. btw. Bway & Amsterdam Ave. www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch. 212501-3330. Sep 10: 7pm $30 adm Aakash Mittal's Awaz Trio. MICHIKO REHEARSAL STUDIOS: 149 W 46th St. btw. 6th & 7th Aves. 3rd Fl. 212-3024011. www.michikostudios.com. 2nd Wed: 7-9:30pm $20/15 adm Lew Tabackin Trio. The RUM HOUSE: At Hotel Edison. 228 W 47th St. btw. Bway & 8th Ave. 646-490-6924. www.therumhousenyc.com. Sep 19&26: 9:30pm-12:30am Lou Caputo & Company. SWING 46: Jazz & Supper Club. 349 W 46th St. btw. 8th & 9th Aves. www.swing46.nyc. 212262-9554. Sets: Sun 1-4pm Brunch, 5-8pm Early (E), Late (L) 8:30-11:30pm; Tues-Sat E 5:30-8:30pm, L 9pm-12am. Residencies: Sun L Cuarteto Guataca; Tues L Jam w/Michael Hashim; Wed E Kevin Blancq Qrt; Thurs L George Gee Swing Combo; Fri E 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. 55 BAR: 55 Christopher St. btw. 6th & 7th Aves. 212-929-9883. www.55bar.com. 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. Sep 1: Eddie Palmieri; 2: Cimafunk; 3-5: Al Di Meola; 6: tba; 7-8: James Francies; 9-12: Kenny Garrett; 13: Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Latin Experience; 14-15: Cimafunk; 16: tba; 17-19: Eric Harland's Mixed Tape; 20: Michael Olatuja & Lagos Pepper Soup; 21: Peter Bernstein/Larry Goldings/Bill Stewart Trio; 22-26: Cory Henry; 27: Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Latin Experience; 28: Julius Rodriguez; 29-30: Georgia Anne Muldrow. CELLAR DOG: 75 Christopher St. btw. 7th Ave. continued on page 10
FRANK VIGNOLA: Grateful to be Making Music By Don Jay Smith
VEN THOUGH IT HAS BEEN MORE than four years since guitarist Frank E Vignola suffered a devastating ATV
crash, he can recall every detail. “My wife and four boys were home when I went outside to take a short ride before dinner,” he explains. “They heard the crash as I hit a large tree, and ran outside to find me in bad shape. I remembered later that my deceased mother-in-law pushed me back, telling me it was not my time.” Frank was airlifted from his New York home to the trauma center at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey where he began an intensive recovery. “It was my first time in a helicopter,” he jokes, but the accident left him with four broken ribs, a broken collarbone, a fractured arm and a shattered shoulder. As if that weren’t bad enough, he developed an infection in his right arm. “It was the infection that really screwed up my arm,” he says. “It ate away part of my bone but overall, I was lucky I didn’t break my wrist. My surgeon encouraged me to put my guitar in my lap and start to play a bit. At first, I couldn’t even put the guitar under my arm because my shoulder was so badly damaged. But little by little, the playing came back and I started to heal.” It was an arduous road to recovery, but Frank is now playing better than ever. What’s more, his recovery period and the lockdown enabled him to devote time to his very popular educational videos. He designed Jazz Studio so that guitar students can move at their own pace through several hundred video lessons to take their playing to another level, and everyone has as much fun as Frank does. He supplements the lessons with a weekly live jam and, of course, keeps busy with private instruction and his four jazz camps. Guitar students can also sign up for his Learning Clubs which include sessions devoted to Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian, Duke Ellington, Les Paul and Louis Armstrong. “I don’t feel like I have a job because I get to play my guitar all day,” he emphasizes. While Frank has been focused on teaching, he accepts a few gigs. One of those, the
Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival, is a free day of music on the Green, a large privately-owned park in the town center. “I first played for the festival in 2013 when I joined Bucky Pizzarelli, Gene Bertoncini and Ed Laub on stage. This year it will be the trio with my longtime partners, guitarist Vinny Raniolo and bassist Gary Mazzaroppi. We will be joined by violinist Aaron Weinstein, and both Gene and Ed, as we pay tribute to Bucky who sadly passed away in 2020. We will also honor one of the co-founders and co-producers of the festival, Linda Smith, who died recently after a long battle with cancer.” One of the most extraordinary guitarists playing today, Frank has performed with music legends Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, John Lewis, Tommy Emmanuel, Lionel Hampton and Les Paul who called him one of his most admired guitarists. In fact, critics have been universally exuberant, the New York Times calling him “one of the brightest stars of the guitar” and Downbeat praising him for “exhibiting his acoustic mastery in exhilarating single string runs, complex flurries and astounding full register riffs.” Frank’s jaw-dropping virtuosity and incredible musicality led to Birdland inviting him to headline Guitar Night every Wednesday starting starting Nov. 3. “I get to invite different guitar players to join me each week,” he explains, “so it will be great fun for us and for the audience. I don’t want to travel right now so it’s perfect.” In looking ahead, Frank has a few new things he is working on. He is excited
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& Bleecker St. Lower level. 212-675-6056. www.cellardog.net. Sets: Wed-Sun 7-11pm + Late (L) 11:30pm-2am. Sep 1: Harry Allen Qrt; 2: Ned Goold Qrt; 3: Dave Gibson Qrt, L James Austin Qrt; 4: Ed Cherry Trio, L Miki Yamanaka Qrt; 5: Adam Birnbaum Trio; 8: Grant Stewart Qrt; 9: Saul Rubin Qrt; 10: Joe Farnsworth Gp, L Avi Rothbard Trio; 11: Greg Glassman Qrt, L Davis Whitfield Qrt; 12: Ehud Asherie Trio; 15: Peter Brainin & The Latin Jazz Workshop; 16: Raphael D'Lugoff Qrt; 17: Mike LeDonne Qrt, L Matt Martinez Qrt; 18: Will Terrill Qnt, L Ben Paterson Qrt; 19: David Schnitter Qnt; 22: Ehud Asherie Trio; 23: Cocomama; 24: Greg Glassman Qrt, L Ai Murakami Qrt; 25: Saul Rubin Qrt, L Richard Clements Qrt; 26: Jade Synstelien Qrt; 29: Zaid Nasser Qrt; 30: Dan Aran Qrt. CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE: At Hilton Fashion District Hotel. 152 W 26th St. btw. 6th & 7th Aves. 212-434-0499. www.chelseat ableandstage.com. Set/adm: 7pm/$35. Sep 9: Vilray; 11: Karrin Allyson & Gil Goldstein; 12: 2pm $25 Brunch w/Funk Shui; 13: 7&9:30pm Sherman Irby & Momentum; 16: Philippe Lemm Trio; 18: Karrin Allyson & Gil Goldstein; 22: $25 Isaiah J. Thompson; 25: Aubrey Logan; 30: 7&9:30pm $30 Grace Kelly. CITY WINERY: 25 11th Ave. at 15th St. www.citywinery.com. 646-751-6033. Sep 15: 7pm $55-35 adm Eliane Elias. The CUTTING ROOM: 44 E 32nd St. btw. Madison & Park Aves. 212-691-1900. www.thecuttingroomnyc.com. Sep 12: 35:45pm $30 adm Another Sunday Serenade feat Steve Turre & The Next Generation Sxt. The DJANGO: At Roxy Hotel. 2 Avenue of the Americas at Walker St. www.roxyhotelnyc. com. 212-519-6600. Sets: Tues 7:30& 9:30pm; Wed-Thurs Early (E) 7-8:30pm, Late (L) 9-11:30pm; Fri-Sat E 7-9:30pm, L 10pm1:30am. Sep 1: E Benny Benack III, L Richard Cortez; 2: E Benito Gonzalez Trio, L Mark Whitfield; 3: E Victor Gould Trio, L Ken Fowser Qnt; 4: E Saul Rubin Qrt, L Danny Jonokuchi & The Revisionists; 8: E Emily Braden, L Michael Stephenson; 9: E David Hazeltine Trio, L Seamus Blake Qrt; 10: E Ed Cherry Trio, L Ken Fowser Qnt; 11: E Wayne Escoffery, L Joe Farnsworth; 14: New Alchemy Jazz Orch; 15: E Naama Gheber, L Ashley Pezzotti; 16: 10:30pm-12am Chris Norton Qnt; 17: E David Gibson Qrt, L Ken Fowser Qnt; 18: E Mike LeDonne Trio, L Endea Owens & The Cookout; 21: Steven Feifke Big Band; 22: E Lucy Wijnands, L Lucy Yeghiazaryan; 23: E Kirk Lightsey & Mark Whitfield Duo, L Ian HendricksonSmith; 24: E Nick Biello Qrt, L Jerry Weldon Sxt; 25: E Davis Whitfield Qrt, L Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith; 28: Evan Sherman Big Band; 29: E Alma Micic, L Jenn Jade Ledesna; 30: E Isaiah Thompson Trio, L Freddy DeBoe. DROM: 85 Avenue A btw. 5th & 6th Sts. 212777-1157. www.dromnyc.com. Sep 4: 8pm Dayramir González & Habana enTRANCé Qrt; 9-10: Ori-Gen Collective Festival feat 09/9 7pm Rogerio & Anne Boccato, 7:30pm Sofia Rei & JC Maillard, 8pm Pablo Aslan & Piazzollazo, 9pm Bacalao Men, 09/10 7pm Duo Chuño, 7:30pm Samuel Torres w/Eric Kurimski, 8pm Kavita Shah, 9pm Mireya Ramos; 15: 7pm Pedrito Martinez, 10:15pm Alonzo Demetrius. The EAR INN: 326 Spring St. btw. Greenwich & Washington Sts. www.earinn.com. 212-
431-9750. Sun: 1-3:30pm EarRegulars feat Jon-Erik Kellso & friends. The FLATIRON ROOM: 37 W 26th St. btw. 6th Ave. & Bway. 212-725-3860. www.the flatironroom.com. Sets: Sun&Tues-Wed 69pm; Thurs-Sat Early (E) 5:30-8:30pm, Late (L) 9pm-12am. Tues: Alex Smith; Wed: Brandi Disterheft Duo; Thurs: E Ben & friends or Cait & the Critters, L Moses Patrou Trio or The Blicker Blues Band; Fri: E Jason Ewald, L Kelly Green Trio; Sat: E Miss Maybell & Charlie Judkins, L Jane Irvin or Ben & friends. 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 BIG SHINanigans Sunday; Mon Mondays in the Shed w/Mark Whitfield; Tues Keyed Up! feat Aida Brandes; Sat E Claudia Tebar + except 09/4 Arcoiris Sandoval & Marty Kenney. E except Sat: tba. Sep 1: Ricardo Grilli; 2: Jon Davis; 3: Keith Brown; 4: Julius Rodriguez; 8: Luke Carlos O’Reilly; 9: Micki Yamanaka; 10: Mike King; 15: Miki Hayama; 16: Yuval Amihai; 17: George Burton; 22: Jon Elbaz; 23: Benny Benack III; 24: Benito Gonzalez; 29: Willerm Delisfort; 30: Neal Caine. The JAZZ GALLERY: 1160 Bway btw. 27th & 28th Sts. 5th Fl. www.jazzgallery.org. 646-494-3625. Thurs-Sat: 7:30&9:30pm. Sep 9: Sara Caswell Qrt; 10: Caroline Davis’ Portals; 11: Yosvany Terry; 16: Ben Tiberio; 17-18: Kendrick Scott; 23: Sana Nagano; 24: Mike Moreno; 25: Fabian Almazan Qnt; 30: Dave Liebman & The Unknowable. (LE) POISSON ROUGE: 158 Bleecker St. at Thompson St. Lower level. 212-796-0741. www.lepoissonrouge.com. Sep 26: 7pm $2545 adm Vijay Iyer Trio. The M C KITTRICK HOTEL: 542 W 27th St. btw. 10th & 11th Aves. 212-904-1880. www.mckittrickhotel.com. Sep 2: 6:30pm Preservation Hall Jazz Band. MEZZROW: 163 W 10th St. btw. 7th Ave & Waverly Pl. Lower level. 646-476-4346. www.smallslive.com. Sets: 7:30&9pm; Late (L) Polite Jam Sun-Thurs 10:30-11:30pm, FriSat 10:30pm&12am. Residencies: Mon except 09/6 E Spike Wilner Trio; L Sun tba, Mon except 09/6 Pasquale Grasso, Tues John Merrill, Wed 09/1,15&29 Saul Rubin, 09/8&22 Panas Athanatos & Carol Morgan, Fri 09/3&17 Jon Davis, 09/10&24 Dave Kikoski, Sat 09/4&18 Anthony Wonsey, 09/11 Ray Gallon, 09/25 Peter Bernstein. Sep 1: Randy Ingram; 2: Greg Murphy, L Willerm Delisfort; 3: Alan Broadbent; 4: Chris Pattishall; 5: Vanisha Gould; 7: Daryl Sherman; 8: Champian Fulton; 9: Eli Degibri, L Sean Mason; 10: Tom Rainey; 11: Larry Ham; 12: Dan Levinson; 14: Naama Gheber; 15: Kirk Lightsey; 16: Michael Valeneau, L Jon Elbaz; 17: Keith Brown; 18: Jeb Patton; 19: Michael Kanan; 20: tba; 21: Ashley Pezzotti; 22: Henry Hey; 23: John Chin, L Neal Caine; 24: Tardo Hammer; 25: David Hazeltine; 28: Carolyn Leonhart; 29: Bob Devos; 30: Jeremy Manasia. MILANO’S BAR: 51 E Houston St. btw. Mott & Mulberry Sts. 212-226-8844. Mon: 3-5pm Carol Morgan Trio feat Stefano Doglioni. NORTH SQUARE: At Washington Square Hotel. 103 Waverly Pl. at MacDougal St. www.northsquareny.com/about-jazz. 212254-1200. Sun: 12:30-1:30&2:15-3:15pm free adm Jazz Brunch Trios. Sep 12: Roz Corral w/Michael Kanan & Paul Gill; 19: Roz Corral w/Roni Ben-Hur & Harvie S; 26: Cynthia Soriano. NUBLU 151: 151 Avenue C btw. 9th & 10th Sts. www.nublu.net. Sep 17: 8pm Aaron Parks
Little Big. 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: 7-8:30pm $25 adm/$25 min Pangea Cool Fall Nights Jazz series. Sep 1: 6:308&9-10:30pm The Royal Bopsters; 8: Roseanna Vitro Qrt; 22: Jane Irving Trio; 29: Mark Winkler & Lauren White. SMALLS JAZZ CLUB: 183 W 10th St. btw. 7th Ave. & W 4th St. Lower level. 212-252-5091. www.smallslive.com. Sets: Early 7:30&9pm; Late (L) 10:30pm-12am; Night (N) 12-2am Jam. Residencies L&N: Sun 09/5&19 Aaron Johnson, 09/12&26 Stefano Dioglioni; Mon 09/6&20 Miki Yamanaka, 09/13&27 Jonathan Michel; Tues 09/7&21 Evan Sherman, 09/14&28 David Gibson; Wed Benny Benack; Thurs Carlos Abadie; Fri Philip Harper; Sat Stacy Dillard. Sep 1: Darryl Yokley; 2: Nick Hempton; 3: Ed Cherry; 4: Lew Tabackin; 5: Todd Herbert; 6: Joe Farnsworth; 7: Theo Hill; 8: Jamie Reynolds; 9: Helio Alves; 10: Ron McClure; 11: Davis Whitfield; 12: Brandon Sanders; 13: Ari Hoenig; 14: Kirk Lightsey; 15: Tim Newman; 16: Jerome Sabbagh; 17: Mark Soskin; 18: Mike Boone; 19: Jade Synstelien; 20: Jeff “Tain” Watts; 21: Frank Lacy; 22: Dan Aran; 23: Curtis Nowosad; 24-25: Seamus Blake; 26: Tad Shull; 27: Matt Wilson; 28: Orrin Evans’ Captain Black; 29: Scott Robinson; 30: Ferenc Nemeth 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. Sep 1: Jason Marshall; 8: Patience Higgins; 15: Alex Terrier; 22: Julieta Eugenio; 29: Lauren Sevian. VILLAGE VANGUARD: 178 7th Ave. S at 11th St. 212-255-4037. www.villagevanguard.com. RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE: 80 E Ridge Rd. Ridgefield. BROOKLYN www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org. BAR BAYEUX: 1066 Nostrand Ave. 347-5337845. ww.barbayeux.com. Sets: 8&9:30pm free adm. Tues: Jam w/Leo Genovese Trio; Wed: Keyed Up! series. Sep 1: Gilad Hekselman Trio; 8: JD Allen Trio; 15: Aaron Burnett, Ravi Coltrane, Nick Jozwiak, Johnathan Blake; 22: Owen Howard Qnt; 29: Jerome Sabbagh Trio feat Al Foster. 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. Sep 1: Andy Statman; 3: Pedro Giraudo Tango Qrt; 4: Lucian Ban & Mat Maneri; 6: 6&8pm Helen Gillet; 9: Ben Holmes & Naked Lore, 10pm-12am Freethiopiques; 10: Curtis Hasselbring & Curhachestra; 11: Tamar Korn & friends; 15: Miss Maybell & The Jazz Artistes; 17: 10pm-12am Living Language; 19: 7-8:30pm Mike Neer Qrt; 24: 10pm-12am Big Lazy. BUSHWICK PUBLIC HOUSE: 1288 Myrtle Ave. www.gaucimusic.com/bushwick-series -2. Mon: 7pm $10 don Bushwick Improvised
Music series. Sep 20: 11pm-12am Flip City. CARMINE & SONS PIZZERIA: 356 Graham Ave. www.carmineandsonspizza.com. 718782-9659. Sep 10,18&24: 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. IL PORTO: 37 Washington Ave. 718-624-0954. www.ilportobrooklyn.com. Thurs-Sat: 710pm Keyed Up! feat Charlie Apicella & Iron City. LUNÀTICO: 486 Halsey St. 718-513-0339. www.barlunatico.com. ROULETTE: 509 Atlantic Ave. at 3rd Ave. www.roulette.org. 917-267-0363. Sets: 8pm. Sep 8-9: Mary Halvorson; 23: Anna Webber’s Simple Trio & Idiom VI Large Ens; 28: Nick Dunston. 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. SISTAS’ PLACE: 456 Nostrand Ave. at Jefferson Ave. www.sistasplace.org. 718398-1766. SOAPBOX GALLERY: 636 Dean St. www.soapboxgallery.org. Sets: 8-9pm. Sep 1: Sheila Jordan Trio; 2: Joel Harrison, Ben Monder, Steve Cardenas & Pete McCann; 3: Emilio Teubal New Post-Trio; 7: Paul Jost Qrt; 8: Ashley Pezzotti Qrt; 9: Steve Sandberg & Zach Brock; 10: Projeto do Momento; 11: The String Queens; 14: David Ambrosio Trio; 15: Jim Ridl & Steve Wilson; 16: Lafayette Harris; 17: Hayes Greenfield & Dean Johnson; 18: Tracey Yarad; 21: Tim Horner Qrt; 22: Zach Brock; 23: Marilyn Kleinberg Trio; 24: Vinnie Sperrazza Trio; 25: Mary Foster Conklin & The Rainbow Project; 28: Yuhan Su; 29: Jeff Pearring. 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 CULTURE LAB LIC: At The Plaxall Gallery. 525 46th Ave. Long Island City. 347-848-0030. www.culturelablic.org. Sep 3: 7pm Svetlana. LOUIS ARMSTRONG HOUSE MUSEUM: 3456 107th St. Corona. 718-478-8274. www.louisarmstronghouse.org. Thurs-Sat: 11:30am-3:30pm $12-5 adm Guided Tours of Louis Armstrong House. TERRAZA 7: 40-19 Gleane St. 718-803-9602. www.terraza7.com.
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S P OT L WARREN WOLF THE SIDE DOOR / SEPTEMBER 10 Vibes player Warren Wolf’s fertile musical mind and mesmerizing technique is on full display as The Side Door kicks off its grand reopening weekend. Warren’s music is never dated, as he showed leading a Vibes Summit at Newport last month. He imbues every solo with something fresh and personal. He’ll add surprise accents to enhance or underscore parts of the melody—or let the music breathe with bits of silence where listeners least expect them. He’s bringing four close musical friends to share in the moment: trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, pianist Anthony Wonsey, bassist Vicente Archer and drummer Willie Jones III. Expect them to perform music that Warren has recorded over the years with each of them, including selections from a forthcoming duo project with Vicente. KF TERELL STAFFORD CENTRAL JERSEY JAZZ FESTIVAL / SEPTEMBER 11 Press play on a record by trumpeter Terell Stafford and get ready to be transported on a journey through history of the jazz language. Since his first release with Time to Let Go (Candid, 1995), Terell’s unparalleled voice and passion has been met with critical acclaim. Cutting his teeth with the likes of saxophonist Bobby Watson and pianist McCoy Tyner, Terell carved a tone for himself that is equal parts sweet and savory. With multiple Grammy nominations (and one win as a member of the Vanguard Orchestra in 2009), DownBeat accolades and numerous media appearances, Terell shows no signs of slowing down. This year promises the release of Without You, No Me (BCM&D Records) on Sept. 10, an album he recorded with The Temple University Jazz Band. As part of the Central Jersey Jazz Festival, in New Brunswick, Terell leads his longstanding quintet, which includes tenor saxophonist Tim Warfield, pianist Bruce Barth, bassist Nathan Pence and drummer Billy Williams. EW YOSVANY TERRY THE JAZZ GALLERY / SEPTEMBER 11, THE SIDE DOOR / SEPTEMBER 17, LAKE GEORGE / SEPTEMBER 18 Saxophonist Yosvany Terry is known for work as a sideman in Latin jazz bands, as well as a composer, percussionist and revered teacher. His reputation is increasing, upfront or with brother, bassist Yunior Terry. It’s hard to compare him to peers, but he displays the might of Sonny Rollins, the depth of John Coltrane and the literate knowledge of Afro Cuban masters. With ancestral roots in the Kingdom of Dahomey (now Benin), born and raised in Camaguey, Cuba and trained at the famed Nacional Arts School, he blazed a trail to NYC in 1999. Pianists Eddie Palmieri, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Baptiste Trotignon and others have shared bandstands with him. Yosvany’s CDs include Today’s Opinion (Criss Cross, 2012), the Grammy-nominated independent release New Throned King (2014), and Ancestral Memories (2017), co-released with Baptiste. The Brothers Terry are joined by pianist Osmany Paredes and drummer Julian Miltenberger. MGN JEB PATTON MEZZROW / SEPTEMBER 18 An accomplished pianist who studied with both Sir Roland Hanna and Jimmy Heath at Queens College, Jeb Patton was already gaining critical praise prior to completing his formal studies in 1998. Jeb toured and recorded with the Heath Brothers, in addition to the saxophonist’s quintet and big band, and many other projects. He has built a wide repertoire from the Great American Songbook and jazz standards, though he has a knack for uncovering hidden gems that deserve wider play. Throughout his discography as a leader, Jeb has proven to be one of the great bop stylists of his generation, while he has also been a masterful interpreter of ballads. The band for this trio performance includes bassist Peter Washington and drummer Billy Drummond. KD
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LIGHT KENNY BARRON JAZZ FORUM / SEPTEMBER 24-25 Pianist Kenny Barron is one of the great mainstream modern jazz pianists who came to the fore in the wake of bebop and hard bop. He’s also one of the most accomplished and versatile. A 2010 vintage NEA Jazz Master, Kenny has not only mastered the trio form—he brings one at this featured Tarrytown gig—but also often leads his own quintet, in the classic bop-hard bop configuration of trumpet and sax with rhythm section. And some of his best recordings have been duos, ranging from two-piano dates to ones with violinist Regina Carter and percussionist Minu Cinelu. He’s also been a prolific sideman; he not only mans the piano but contributes all the compositions to Greg Abate’s Magic Dance: The Music of Kenny Barron (Whaling City Sound, 2021), an album demonstrating that his tunes are as logical and lyrical as his piano playing. GK GREGORY PORTER NJPAC / SEPTEMBER 24 Singer Gregory Porter was already over 40 when he captured a 2014 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album with Liquid Spirit (Blue Note), his third release as a leader. Gregory’s rich, resonant baritone voice, and the exuberant attitude toward his material, had catapulted him in less than three years to the first rung of jazz vocalists. Not since Joe Williams’ heyday has such a rich, full-voiced male singer emerged in jazz. Gregory also easily crosses the boundary between jazz and R&B with his powerfully forthright approach to songs. In fact, he has Grammys in that category as well as jazz. And while he has recorded standards, and even a tribute album to Nat “King” Cole, Gregory has increasingly favored his own romantic and spiritual songs. His latest album, All Rise (Blue Note, 2020), largely consists of originals. GK ENDEA OWENS DIZZY’S CLUB / SEPTEMBER 25-26 While she may be best known to a national audience for the sterling bass work she delivers as she anchors the house band for the The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Endea Owens is increasingly recognized within the jazz world as its most exciting rising star on the bass. A Detroit native, Endea came of age under the mentorship of icons like Marcus Belgrave and Rodney Whitaker, and her music reflects the teachings of such legends. An astonishing virtuoso with a full rich tone, Endea applies her prodigious skills to an incredibly broad swath of music, equally at home with everything from hard-swinging jazz to tight funk to everything in between. At Dizzy’s, Endea appears with her band, The Cookout, including vocalist Shenel Johns, trombonist Corey Wilcox and pianist Keith Brown. Endea and The Cookout also perform at The Django Sept. 18. SH MATT WILSON SMALLS JAZZ CLUB / SEPTEMBER 27 Drummer-composer-bandleader Matt Wilson is as great a technical, musical and humorous stick wielder as any in contemporary jazz. Going back to his hometown days in Illinois, years as a Wichita State Shocker, time in Boston with the Either/Orchestra and arrival in NYC circa 1999, he’s worked stylistically with everyone, including Lee Konitz, Denny Zeitlin, the Herbie Nichols Project and Mary Halvorson. In high demand and garnering critical acclaim ever since, Matt’s long string of recordings for the Palmetto label attest to his durability and across-the-board appeal. Hug! (Palmetto, 2020), and Honey & Salt (Palmetto, 2017), inspired by the poems of Carl Sandberg, have made Top 10 Best Of lists in recent years. Live in person, he’s nothing less than astonishing. Saxophonist Jeff Lederer, trumpeter Kirk Knuffke and bassist Chris Lightcap back Matt, belatedly celebrating Hug! MGN
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Fest. Sets: 6-8pm. Sep 9: Olivia Foschi Qrt; 30: Alex Sipiagin Sxt. GRASSO’S: 134 Main St. Cold Spring Harbor. www.grassosrestaurant.com. 631-367-6060. HAMPTON LIBRARY: 2478 Main St. Bridgehampton. www.myhamptonlibrary. org. 631-537-0015. Hamptons Jazz Fest/ www.hamptonsjazzfest.com. Sep 8: 67:30pm Oscar Feldman Qrt; 9: 6-8pm Iris Ornig Trio; 14: 6-8pm Caroline Davis Duo; 16: 6-8:30pm Greg Lewis Qrt. The JAZZ LOFT: 275 Christian Ave. Stony Brook. 631-751-1895. www.thejazzloft.org. Sets: 7-9:30pm. Wed: Jazz Loft Trio + Jam. Sep 2: The Jazz Loft Big Band; 10: Larry Fuller Trio; 16: The Bad Little Big Band; 23: Interplay Jazz Orch. LTV MEDIA CENTER: 75 Industrial Rd. Wainscott. www.itveh.org. Hamptons Jazz Fest/www.hamptonsjazzfest.com. Sep 4: 68pm Conrad Herwig Latin Side Qnt. SAG HARBOR AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL: www.sagharbormusic.org. Sep 24-25: Sag Harbor American Music Festival feat 09/24 3pm Randy Brecker/Ada Rovatti Qnt; 25: 3pm HipLaJaz w/Baba Israel. SOUTHAMPTON ARTS CENTER: 25 Jobs Ln. Southampton. www.southamptonarts center.org. 631-283-0967. Hamptons Jazz Fest/www.hamptonsjazzfest.com. Sep 11: 79pm Big Chief Donald Harrison Jr. & The New Orleans Legacy Ens.
WESTCHESTER ALVIN & FRIENDS: 14 Memorial Hwy. New Rochelle. www.alvinandfriendsrestaurant. com. 914-654-6549. Sets: 7:30pm. Sep 3: Victor LaGamma Trio; 11&25: Leslie Pintchik Trio. BEANRUNNER CAFÉ: 201 S Division St. Peekskill. www.beanrunnercafe.com. 914737-1701. Fri-Sat: 6-8pm $20 don. Sep 4: Gerry Malkin Qnt; 11: Valery Ponomarev & the Legacy of Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers; 17: Eric Puente Jazz Qrt; 18: Spin Cycle. CITY SQUARE PARK: 50 Main St. White Plains. www.artswestchester.org. Sep 9: 69pm JazzFest White Plains feat Ravi Coltrane Qrt. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: 199 N Columbus Ave. Mount Vernon. 914-6364977. www.pjsjazz.org. Sep 12: 5:15-9pm $25 adm Second Sunday Jazz series feat Houston Person. GRACE CHURCH: 33 Church St. White Plains. 914-949-2874. www.artswestchester. org. Sep 9-10: JazzFest White Plains feat 09/9 12-1pm Gabrielle Garo Qrt, 09/10 7:30&9pm $25/40 adm Emmet Cohen Trio. JAZZ AT THE LODGE: 118 Croton Ave. Ossining. www.jazzatthelodge.com. 917488-7187. Thurs: 7-10pm Organ Groove by Paul Connors. JAZZ FORUM: 1 Dixon Ln. Tarrytown. 914631-1000. www.jazzforumarts.org. Sets/adm: Sun 4&6pm/$20; Fri-Sat 7&9:30pm/$30. Sep 3-4: Steve Turre New Generation Sxt; 5: Bucknell Jazz & Rock Ens w/Nick Marchione, 8-10pm Jam w/David Janeway Trio; 10-11: John Pizzarelli Trio; 12: Livio Almeida Gp; 17-18: Jeremy Pelt Qnt; 19: Maurício de Souza & Bossa Brasil; 24-25: Kenny Barron Trio; 26: Enrico Granafei Qrt. The PLAYGROUP THEATRE: 1 N Bway. #111. White Plains. www.playgroup.org. 914946-4433. www.artswestchester.org. Sep 11: 7:30&9pm $25/40 adm JazzFest White Plains
feat Theo Croker Qrt. SPEAKEASY: At Divino Cucina Italiana: 524 Warburton Ave. Hastings-On-Hudson. www.divinohastings.com. 914-274-8501. Thurs: 8-10pm. WHITE PLAINS: Court St. btw. Main St. & Martine Ave. White Plains. www.artswestch ester.org. Sep 12: JazzFest White Plains feat 2:05-2:55pm Gilberto Colón Jr. & Ensalada De Pulpo, 3:15-4:05pm Erena Terakubo Qrt, 4:25-5:15pm Kotoko Brass, 5:35-6:30pm Ray Blue Qrt w/spec guest Samara Joy. WHITE PLAINS FARMERS’ MARKET: 59 Court St. White Plains. 914-422-1411. www.artswestchester.org. Sep 8: 12-1:30pm JazzFest White Plains feat Shah/Gomes/ Belo Brazilian Jazz Trio. WHITE PLAINS PLAZA: One N Bway. White Plains. www.artswestchester.org. Sep 11: 12-2pm JazzFest White Plains feat Alphonso Horne & the Gotham Kings. WHITE PLAINS PUBLIC LIBRARY PLAZA: 100 Martine Ave. White Plains. www.artswestchester.org. Sep 10: 12pm JazzFest White Plains feat Anaïs Reno w/Pete Malinverni Trio.
NEW YORK The FALCON: 1348 Rte 9 W. Marlboro. www.liveatthefalcon.com. 845-236-7970. Sets: 7pm. Sep 2: Emmaline; 3: Scott Sharrard & friends; 4: Scott Petito's Modern Times; 10: Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez; 12: Oz Noy Trio; 26: Ferenc Nemeth w/Massimo Biolcati & Dayna Stephens. HOWLAND CULTURAL CENTER: 477 Main St. Beacon. www.howlandculturalcenter. org. 845-831-4988. Sep 22: 8pm $20 adm Christoph Irniger Trio w/Michaël Attias. LYDIA’S CAFE: 7 Old US Hwy 209. Stone Ridge. www.lydias-cafe.com. 845-687-6373. Sets: 7-10pm. Sep 4: Neil Alexander & Nail; 18: David Lapato Qrt. MAUREEN’S JAZZ CELLAR: 2 N Bway. Nyack. www.maureensjazzcellar.com. 845535-3143. Sep 10: 8pm David Janeway Trio. MAVERICK CONCERT HALL: 120 Maverick Rd. Woodstock. www.maverickconcerts.org. 845-679-8348. Sep 4: 8-10pm Fred Hersch 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: 8:30pm free adm Monday Night Jazz Sessions. Sep 13: Mike Dopazo Trio; 20: Eric Person. SENATE GARAGE: 4 N Front St. Kingston. www.senategarage.com. 845-802-5900. Sep 23: 7:30-10pm $31.20 adm Jazzstock series www.jazzstock.com feat Teri Roiger Qnt. SHEPARD PARK: Canada St. Lake George. 518-668-2616. www.lakegeorgearts.org. Sep 17-19: Jazz at the Lake feat 09/17 7pm Daniel Kelly Trio, 09/18 1pm Helen Sung Qrt, 3pm Dayna Stephens Qrt, 5pm Aaron Parks Little Big, 7pm Yosvany Terry Qnt, 09/19 1pm Stephanie Chou, 3pm Ingrid Jensen Band, 5pm Black Art Jazz Collective. TURNING POINT CAFÉ: 468 Piermont Ave. Piermont. www.turningpointcafe.com. 845359-1089. Mon: 8-11pm $5 adm Monday Jam by John Richmond.
CONNECTICUT BUTLER-MCOOK HOUSE & GARDEN: 396 Main St. Hartford. www.ctlandmarks.org. 860-247-8996. Sep 9: 6-8pm Sarah Hanahan Sxt.
BUTTONWOOD TREE: 605 Main St. Middletown. www.buttonwood.org. 860-3474957. Sep 25: 8-10pm The Secondary Messengers Jazz Qnt. LA ZINGARA: 8 PT Barnum Sq. Bethel. 203744-7500. www.lazingara.com. Sets: 7pm. Sep 2: Jeff McGill Qrt feat Ken Gioffre; 8: Jazz Without Borders Qrt; 15: $15 adm Nelson Riveros Latin Jazz Guitar Trio; 22: Joe Strasser Qrt; 29: Roiger, Levin, Menegon & Siegel Qrt. MUSIC MOUNTAIN: 225 Music Mountain Rd. Falls Village. www.musicmountain.org. 860824-7126. Sep 4: 3pm $35/20 adm Peter & Will Anderson Qrt. RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE: 80 E Ridge Rd. Ridgefield. www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org. 203-438-5795. Sets: 7:30pm. Sep 3: $50-55 adm Preservation Hall Jazz Band; 12: $40 Peter Cincotti; 19: $89.50 Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue; 26: $110 Chris Botti. The SIDE DOOR JAZZ CLUB: At Old Lyme Inn. 85 Lyme St. Old Lyme. 860-434-2600. www.oldlymeinn.com/thesidedoorjazzclub. Sets: except 09/10-11 8-10:30pm. Sep 10-11: 5:30-9:30pm Back In The Swing celeb feat 09/10 Wolf & The Wolfpack + Jimmy Greene Qnt, 09/11 Nate Reeves Qnt + Joe McCarthy’s NY Afro Bop Alliance Big Band; 16: Larry Goldings/Peter Bernstein/Bill Stewart Organ Trio; 17: Yosvany Terry Qrt; 18: Larry Fuller Trio; 24-25: Samara Joy. RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE: 80 E Ridge Rd. Ridgefield. www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org. NEW JERSEY ATLANTIC ETESS ARENA: At Hard Rock. 1000 Boardwalk. Atlantic City. 609-449-1000. www.hardrockhotelatlanticcity.com. Sep 18: 7:30pm Cap Jazz Fest www.capjazzfest.com feat Camille Thurman, David Sanborn, Down To The Bone, Maysa, Roy Ayers. BERGEN BROTHER’S SMOKEHOUSE: 900 Rte 17. North Ramsey. www.brotherssmokehouse nj.com. 551-264-9073. ELKS IDEAL LODGE: 17 Bennett Rd. Englewood. 201-315-9050. 1st&3rd Tues: 7:30pm $5/$7 adm Tuesday Night Jam by Radam Schwartz. ESSEX LACKAWANNA PLAZA: 294 Bloomfield Ave. Montclair. Sep 25: 1-9pm Montclair Jazz Festival www.montclairjazzfestival.org feat Rudresh Mahanthappa Hero Trio w/Gene Lake + Faculty Collective Big Band + Zaccai Curtis Afro-Cuban Qnt Cubop + Camille Thurman Qnt + Christian McBride. NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 1 Center St. Newark. 888-466-5722. www.njpac.org. Sets: 8pm. Sep 24: Gregory Porter; 25: Salsa Meets Jazz feat Tito Nieves, Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orch & Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orch. SOUTH ORANGE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 1 SOPAC Way. South Orange. 973-313-2787. www.sopacnow.org. Sep 25: 8pm $48-68 adm John Pizzarelli & Catherine Russell. WBGO: 54 Park Pl. Newark. www.wbgo.org. 973-624-8880. 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. HUNTERDON STANGL ROAD: Stangl Rd. Flemington. Sep 10: free adm Central Jersey Jazz Festival www.centraljerseyjazzfestival.com feat 7-
8:15pm Charles Turner Qrt, 8:15-8:45pm tba, 8:45-10pm Davell Crawford. MERCER AMERICANA KITCHEN & BAR: 359 US Hwy 130. East Windsor. 609-448-4477. www. americanakitchenandbar.com. Sets: Sun 11am-3pm Jazz brunch; Thurs 5:30-8:30pm; Fri-Sat 6-9pm. Residency: Thurs Mark Sganga. 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. Sep 4: Joe Magnarelli; 11: Web T; 18: Michelle Lordi; 25: Lynn Riley. HOPEWELL VALLEY VINEYARDS: 46 Yard Rd. Pennington. 609-737-4465. www. hopewellvalleyvineyards.com. Sets/adm: Sun 1:30-4:30pm/free. Sep 19: Ashley Pettet; 26: HVV Jazz Band. MIDDLESEX GEORGE STREET: 11 Livingston Ave. New Brunswick. Sep: 11: free adm Central Jersey Jazz Festival www.centraljerseyjazzfesti val.com feat 1-2:15pm Emily Braden Qrt, 2:15-2:45pm New Brunswick Jazz Project Brass, 2:45-4pm Mark Whitfield Qrt, 44:30pm New Brunswick Jazz Project Brass, 4:30-6pm Terell Stafford Qnt. PLAZA: New & Pearl Sts. Metuchen. Sep 11: free adm Central Jersey Jazz Festival www.centraljerseyjazzfestival.com feat 67pm Family Jazz Education Class w/Riza Printup & Members of Printup Qnt, 7-8pm Metuchen High School Jazz Ens w/John Messenger, 8-9pm Marcus Printup Qnt w/Riza Printup. TAVERN ON GEORGE: 361 George St. New Brunswick. www.tavernongeorge.com. 732545-6205. Sun 1-4pm & Thurs 7-10pm: free adm The New Brunswick Jazz Project/ www.nbjp.org. Sun: Emerging Artists series Trio + Jam. Sep 2: Victor Jones Qrt; 5: Frankie Midnight Trio; 9: Rico Jones Qrt; 12: Liam Sutcliffe; 16: Antoine Drye Qrt; 19: Carter Vames; 23: Jerome Jennings Qnt; 26: Jem Seidel; 30: Winard Harper & Jeli Posse. MONMOUTH HOTEL TIDES: 408 7th Ave. Asbury Park. 732897-7744. www.hoteltides.com. Sets: 710pm. Sep 12: Jan Findlay; 26: Debra & Patrick. MORRIS MORRIS MUSEUM: 6 Normandy Heights Rd. Morristown. www.morrismuseum.org/jazz. 973-971-3706. Sets: 7pm. Sep 4: Martin Pizzarelli Qnt; 9: rain date 09/10 Dan Levinson. MORRISTOWN GREEN: 10 N Park Pl. Morristown. Sep 18: Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival www.morristownjazzand blues.com feat 12-2pm Swingadelic, 2-4pm Frank Vignola Trio, 4-6pm Winard Harper & Jeli Posse, 6-8pm Louis Prima Jr. & The Witnesses, 8-10pm Rob Paparozzi’s Juke Joint. SHANGHAI JAZZ: 24 Main St. Madison. 973822-2899. www.shanghaijazz.com. Sep 1: 7pm Adrian Cunningham. OCEAN The JAY & LINDA GRUNIN CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 1 College Dr. Toms River. 732255-0500. www.grunincenter.org. Sep 26: 7pm $55-35 adm John Pizzarelli & Catherine Russell. PASSAIC WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY: 300 Pompton Rd. Wayne. www.wpunj.edu. 973720-2371. Sep 26: 4pm Janis Siegel.
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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 In late 1974 I was part of Leo Ball’s house band at the Nanuet Theater-Go-Round. One of the bills we played for a couple of weeks was Billy Eckstine and Redd Foxx. We accompanied Billy as he sang all his old favorites, and we laughed a lot at Redd’s nightclub act. He would light a cigarette, pour himself a drink, and look quizzically at the audience. “Yeah,” he would say, “I smoke. I drink. I fool around with the women.” Long pause. “You gonna feel foolish lyin’ up there in the hospital, dyin’ from NOTHIN’!” On our day off, we did a show for the inmates at Sing Sing prison, in Ossining. They took us across the Hudson, with all our equipment, in a bus, and the security was very tight. We had to get off the bus while they searched it inside and out, and we had to open our instrument cases to prove that we weren’t carrying any munitions. Once inside the prison, we were taken to an auditorium stage where we set up, and then a large group of prisoners was escorted in by a number of armed guards. Eckstine sang a few songs for them, and then turned the stage over to Redd Foxx. Redd came out to the microphone, surveyed the room and said, “Oh, I like this audience! Y’all can’t walk out on me!” GARRETT...continued from page 7
Feeling Good (Delos), and with Miles Davis on his 1989 and 1991 albums, Amandla (Warner Records) and Miles and Quincy Live at Montreux (Warner Bros.), with producer-arranger Quincy Jones. “With Blakey, I learned how to build a solo. He only gave you a couple of choruses to play,” Kenny says. “Miles had another way of getting you to play…he’d guide you without really saying much. I learned so much from both of them: how to be a band leader, and how you talk and present yourself on stage.” If Sounds from the Ancestors is any guide, Kenny Garrett’s musical embrace of the Black Diaspora is a soulful and swinging signpost that points to the future shape of jazz to come in the 21st Century. “We’re in the internet age,” Kenny says, “and I think people can get to the music and hear things now.” Kenny Garrett performs at the Blue Note Sept. 9-12 with Ronald Bruner, drums; Rudy Bird, percussion; Corcoran Holt, bass; and Vernell Brown, piano.
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about performing with the emerging superstar, violinist Tessa Lark. “I met her when I was teaching at Juilliard,” he says. “Not only has she been a featured soloist with many major orchestras, she is also a highly acclaimed fiddler who plays great bluegrass music.” And so the versatility of Frank Vignola continues. Whether he is playing swing, gypsy jazz, fusion, pop or classical, he is one of the world’s most popular guitarists, but also humble, down-to-earth and grateful to be making music. Frank Vignola appears with guitarist Vinny Raniolo and bassist Gary Mazzaroppi and special guests Gene Bertoncini, Ed Laub and Aaron Weinstein at the Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival Sept. 18. He also brings his quartet, with pianist John DiMartino, bassist Yoshi Waki and drummer Vince Cherico, Sept. 29 at Birdland Theater where he will also host “Guitar Night” every Wednesday starting Nov. 3. A Moment You Missed by Fran Kaufman Hot House Contributing Photographer So glad that the jazz clubs in New York City are once again open for indoor listening. Pianist Joe Alterman came to Birdland for his first in-person gig since the lockdown on July 22. Joe’s been doing “Pajama Concerts” on Zoom since last March. He was as happy to be in the club as the audience was, and gave a sneak preview of his newly released The Upside of Down (Rope-a-Dope records). I stopped by Joe’s dressing room to welcome him back to New York from his home in Atlanta.
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SOMERSET MARTINSVILLE TAVERN: 1979 Washington Valley Rd. Martinsville. 732-563-1717. www.martinsvilletavern.com. Wed: 6-9pm Chris DeVito & Greg Grispart. SOMERSERT COUNTY COURTHOUSE GREEN: E Main & Grove Sts. Somerville. Sep 12: free adm Central Jersey Jazz Festival www.centraljerseyjazzfestival.com feat 3-4:15pm Dara Tucker, 4:15-4:45pm tba, 4:45-6pm Orrin Evans Qrt. RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE: 80 E Ridge Rd. PENNSYLVANIA Ridgefield. www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org. COTA FESTIVAL: Delaware Water Gap. www.cotajazz.org. Sep 11-12: COTA Festival feat 09/11 12pm Craig Kastenelk, 1:30pm Nancy & Spencer Reed, 3pm Jay Rattman Gp, 4:30pm Sherrie Maricle Band, 6pm Water Gap Jazz Orch + Rich Burton, 7:30pm DaMoJo, 9:30pm Jam, 09/12 12pm Hot Takes Trio, 1:30pm Regina Sayles Band, 3pm Horizons Qrt, 4:30pm Adam Nussbaum Qrt, 6pm La Cuchina + Walt Bibinger, 7:30pm Erin McClelland, 9:30pm Jam. 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. Sep 2: R; 3: Steve Sandberg; 4: Minas Brazilian Jazz; 5: Zach Brock & Jim Ridl Duo; 9: R; 10: Hell’s Kitchen Funk Orch; 11-12: COTA Festival feat 09/11 6pm Richard Burton Solo, 7:30pm DaMoJo + Bill Washer, 9:30pm Jam, 09/12 6pm Walt Bibinger, 7:30pm Erin McClelland friends & spec guests, 9:30pm Jam; 16: R; 17: Parker Trio; 18: Lynette Washington; 19: Vaughn Stoffey; 23: R; 24: Hailey Brinnel Qrt; 25: Dan Pugach Qnt; 26: New Kind of Talk; 27: 710pm $15-16 The Water Gap Jazz Orch by Matt Vashlishan; 30: R. The LAFAYETTE BAR: 15 N 4th St. Easton. www.lafayettebarjazz.com. 610-252-0711. Sets/adm: 9pm-12am/$10. Sep 4: Alan Meyerson Qrt; 11: Floyd King Qrt; 25: Cadillac Organ Trio. Hot House is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the listings which may have occured from late changes or COVID regulations. Please check websites for up to date calendars.
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Fall 2021 Festival & Outdoor Concert Guide DC JAZZ FESTIVAL
MORRISTOWN JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL
SEPTEMBER 1-5 Washington, DC www.dcjazzfest.org. Afro Blue, Allyn Johnson, Carr/Keys, Chuck Redd, Cyrus Chestnut, D-Nice, The EJB Quartet, Ernest Turner, Immanuel Wilkins, Jenny Scheinman, John Scofield, Lakecia Benjamin, Laurin Talese, Maria Schneider Orch, Michael Bowie, Orrin Evans, Pedrito Martinez, Regina Carter, The Spanish Harlem Orch, The String Queens.
SEPTEMBER 18 The Green: Morristown, NJ www.morristownjazzandblues.com. Frank Vignola, Louis Prima Jr. & The Witnesses, Rob Paparozzi’s Juke Joint, Swingadelic, Winard Harper & Jeli Posse.
JAZZFEST WHITE PLAINS SEPTEMBER 8-12 White Plains, NY www.artswestchester.org. Alphonso Horne & the Gotham Kings, Anaïs Reno w/Pete Malinverni, Emmet Cohen, Erena Terakubo, Gabrielle Garo, Gilberto Colón Jr. & Ensalada De Pulpo, Kotoko Brass, Ravi Coltrane, Ray Blue w/Samara Joy, Shah/Gomes/Belo Brazilian Jazz Trio, Theo Croker. CENTRAL JERSEY JAZZ FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 10-12 Flemington, Metuchen, New Brunswick, Somerville, NJ www.centraljerseyjazzfestival.com. Charles Turner, Dara Tucker, Davell Crawford, Emily Braden, Marcus Printup feat Riza Printup, Mark Whitfield, Metuchen High School Jazz Ens w/John Messenger, New Brunswick Jazz Project Brass, Orrin Evans, Terell Stafford.
SEPTEMBER 25 Montclair, NJ www.montclairjazzfestival.org. Camille Thurman, Christian McBride, Faculty Collective Big Band, Rudresh Mahanthappa Hero Trio w/Gene Lake, Zaccai Curtis Afro-Cuban Qnt Cubop. EXIT ZERO JAZZ FESTIVAL OCTOBER 1-3 Cape May, NJ www.exitzerojazzfestival.com. Big Chief Donald Harrison & Congo Square Nation, Buster Williams & Something More, Captain Black Big Band, Chris Botti, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Francis Mbappe & FM Tribe, Jazzmeia Horn, Kenny Garrett, Martina DaSilva, Maurice “Mobetta” Brown, Nate Smith + Kinfolk, Nicholas Payton, Paquito D’Rivera, Phillybloco, Raul Midón & Lionel Loueke, Revive Big Band, Robert Randolph Family Band, Samara Joy, Terence Blanchard E-Collective, Terreno Comum, Turtle Island Qrt. TRUE BLUE FESTIVAL
SEPTEMBER 11-12 Delaware Water Gap, PA www.cotajazz.org. Adam Nussbaum, Craig Kastenelk, DaMoJo, Erin McClelland, Horizons Qrt, Hot Takes Trio, Jay Rattman, La Cuchina, Nancy & Spencer Reed, Regina Sayles, Rich Burton, Sherrie Maricle, Walt Bibinger, Water Gap Jazz Orch.
OCTOBER 13-17 Rehoboth Beach, NJ www.truebluejazz.org. 5th Avenue, Aaron Graves w/Denise King, Benny Benack III w/Cyrille Aimée, Big Band Jazz Marathon, Bill Dilks, Billie Carlin, Bob Diener, Bobby Watson & The Hot 3, Budesa Brothers, Christy Taylor, Clifford Brown Festival Orch, Eddie Sherman w/Peggy Raley, Fred Hughes, Holly Lane, Hot Sauce, Joe Baione 3, Justine Miller, Mike McShane Just Jazz, Mike McShane, To The Max Jazz Project, Trio Blue, Will Warick.
JAZZ AT THE LAKE
SEPTEMBER 17-19 Shepard Park: Lake George, NY www.lakegeorgearts.org. Aaron Parks Little Big, Black Art Jazz Collective, Daniel Kelly, Dayna Stephens, Helen Sung, Ingrid Jensen, Stephanie Chou, Yosvany Terry.
OCTOBER 21-23 BRIC House: Brooklyn, NY www.bricartsmedia.org. Cecile McLorin Salvant, Kurt Elling w/Charlie Hunter, L'Rain, Madison McFerrin, Sun Ra Arkestra, Thana Alexa, Yasser Tejeda.
CAP JAZZ FEST
JAMES MOODY JAZZ FESTIVAL
SEPTEMBER 18 Hard Rock Hotel: Atlantic City, NJ www.capjazzfest.com. Camille Thurman, David Sanborn, Down To The Bone, Maysa, Roy Ayers.
NOVEMBER 5-21 New Jersy Performing Arts Center: Newark, NJ www.njpac.org. Anat Cohen & the Newport All-Stars, Chaka Khan w/Leela James, Chris Botti, Christian McBride, Cyrus Chestnut, Dianne Reeves w/Artemis, Django Festival Allstars, Lillias White, Maria Schneider Orch, Nimbus Dance w/Pedro Giraudo.
COTA JAZZ FEST
MONTCLAIR JAZZ FESTIVAL
JAZZ AT THE LAKE September 17,18,19 2021 Shepard Park, Lake George NY
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Marco Pignataro Jazzet The EJB Quartet Ernest Turner Trio
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Langston Hughes II Herb Scott
A Grand Night for Strings Starring Regina Carter feat. Jenny Scheinman, The String Queens, and the Michael Bowie Trio Celebrating Billy Taylor’s Centennial Feat. Cyrus Chestnut, Allyn Johnson, Afro Blue, Winard Harper, and Chip Jackson Tribute to the Legendary Saxophonist Andrew White Feat. Kevin Toney, Steve Novosel, Keith Killgo, Antonio Parker, and special guests DCJazzPrix Finals Camilla George, Giveton Gelin Quintet, Dayramir Gonzalez, and Habana enTRANCé Free General Admission-Standing, Seated, and VIP Club Tickets Available Lineup subject to change
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nov 5 - 21 Chaka Khan Christian McBride
Django Festival Allstars featuring Samson Schmitt, Ludovic Beier, Pierre Blanchard, Doudou Cuillerier & Antonio Lucusati 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.
Visit njpac.org or call 1.888.MY.NJPAC • For full jazz lineup visit njpac.org/jazz New Jersey Performing Arts Center • One Center Street • Newark, NJ
8/16/21 3:30 PM
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