Jonny King Trio
Jan
30
9:00 PM21:00

Jonny King Trio

Jonny King has been described by Downbeat as “one of the strongest piano voices” of his generation and a “bandleader who kicks ass.” JazzTimes likewise wrote that he “represents the best of what jazz has to offer” as both a performer and composer.  A native New Yorker, he grew up in the City’s jazz clubs, participating first as a fan and then as a performer.  Before he was a teenager, King had already performed onstage with Dizzy Gillespie and appeared on television at the piano alongside his early idol, Earl “Fatha” Hines.  Before he was 20, he was already sitting in with Art Blakey and playing his first gigs in New York’s many restaurants and clubs...

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Sunday Vocal Jam Session Hosted by Jocelyn Medina and Brenda Earle Stokes
Jan
28
8:00 PM20:00

Sunday Vocal Jam Session Hosted by Jocelyn Medina and Brenda Earle Stokes

The sounds and styles of vocalist/composer Jocelyn Medina cross cultures, creeds and continents. Her original music fuses elements of Brazil, Spain, Africa and India with jazz harmonies, neo-soul/funk grooves and adventurous improvisations.

Medina offers the jazz listener a musical journey that takes the foundation of Latin and Jazz idioms and successfully redefines the experience with thought provoking lyrics and vocal abilities far beyond the norm. Medina uses her voice as an instrument and storyteller, and invites the listener to delve into the corners of their mind with lyrics that reflect life and human conditions…” -Constance Tucker, All About Vocals

 Born into a family of singers, Jocelyn determined her identity as a musician at the tender age of five through choirs and piano lessons. She later pursued opera work at Stanford University, earned a Bachelors from Berklee College of Music, and a Masters in Vocal Jazz Performance from Manhattan School of Music.

Between her formal studies, Jocelyn spent 4 years living and performing in Madrid, Spain, where she recorded her first full-length CD of original compositions, "The Journey Begun." Further musical explorations brought Jocelyn to Ghana, West Africa, as well as to Salvador, Brazil. In 2005 she returned to the United States to pursue her Masters studies, and in 2011 released her second album of original work, "We Are Water," combining her jazz and Latin heritage with the rhythms and flavors of African and Brazilian music. Her most recent travels brought Jocelyn to Mumbai, India, where she was exposed to new vocal and instrumental aesthetics, elements that resonate throughout the material on her third album “Common Ground,” released in June, 2017, blending jazz with the world music styles of India and Africa.

As a bandleader, she has toured with jazz ensembles at venues and festivals throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and South America. Outside of performing, Jocelyn works as a voice teacher and educator, giving classes and workshops in voice and vocal jazz.  Currently based in Brooklyn, Jocelyn plays regularly throughout the New York City area showcasing her compositions, and curates and hosts a weekly vocal jazz concert series and jam session, now every Sunday at Luca’s Jazz Corner. In addition to her original repertoire, she sings, plays percussion and arranges for her Brazilian/World-Jazz project, sings and drums and with the NJ-based Rhythm Monsters West African ensemble, and is a member of the classical Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale.

"A jazz artist whose compositions encompass the musical ethos of many different cultures… A Voice seductive, delicate, resonate, and crystalline – a major humanist who happens to communicate through singing." (5 stars) -Grady Harp, Amazon

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You can learn more about Jocelyn Medina here, and Brenda Earle Stokes here.

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Mafalda Minnozzi & Paul Ricci
Jan
25
9:00 PM21:00

Mafalda Minnozzi & Paul Ricci

The EMPATHIA JAZZ DUO with MAFALDA MINNOZZI and PAUL RICCI After many years on Italian stages and TV followed by a lasting career in Brazil that includes numerous CD`s and tours in major cities and theaters, singer Mafalda Minnozzi can fully exploit her versatile voice and draw from her many collaborations with, among others, Milton Nascimento, Guinga, Leny Andrade, Paulo Moura, and Martinho Da Vila. She has earned diva status in Brazil with her storytelling vocal style that incorporates the sounds of Europe and her native Italy with those of Brazil and New York through her many travels and recordings. In 2015 she united with New York guitarist Paul Ricci to form the "eMPathia JazzDuo".

Ricci has performed with Astrud Gilberto, Bobby Sanabria, Bebel Gilberto, Harry Belafonte, Dom Um Romao, Hugo Fattoruso as well as many noted sidemen in Latin, African, Jazz and Brazilian styles which are all present in the duo`s unique blend that draws from the great Italian, Brazilian, French and American songwriters such as Cole Porter, Jobim, Ivan Lins and Morricone among others. Noted Italian Jazz author and critic Gerlando Gatto wrote “…. the duo established an extraordinary musical entity befitting the name“ eMPathia”. In a perfect understanding the two are able to produce a sound that goes far beyond their basic restricted elements ..with your eyes closed you almost get the impression that you are hearing a larger group….not only due to the great intensity and interpretive skills oft he vocalist, but also to the expert …refined harmonic and rhythmic backdrop courtesy of Paul Ricci who is surely an underestimated artist gifted with sensitivity, arranging skills and uncommon technique…Mafalda Minnozzi is superb not only for her extraordinary ability to fully express herself in diverse languages .. but in the ease with which she is able to make each song she presents truly her own.”

Following an extensive concert schedule at theaters and festivals in Italy and Brazil, their 2015 CD "EMPATHIA" was nominated for Italy`s prestigious "Targa Tenco" award. The duo will be presenting their second CD "INSIDE" (2016) recorded and produced by noted Grammy winner Jeff Jones in a rare New York appearance. (www.empathiajazz.com)

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Fabrizio Sotti Trio
Jan
23
9:00 PM21:00

Fabrizio Sotti Trio

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Sunday Vocal Jam Session Hosted by Jocelyn Medina and Emily Braden
Jan
21
8:00 PM20:00

Sunday Vocal Jam Session Hosted by Jocelyn Medina and Emily Braden

The sounds and styles of vocalist/composer Jocelyn Medina cross cultures, creeds and continents. Her original music fuses elements of Brazil, Spain, Africa and India with jazz harmonies, neo-soul/funk grooves and adventurous improvisations.

Medina offers the jazz listener a musical journey that takes the foundation of Latin and Jazz idioms and successfully redefines the experience with thought provoking lyrics and vocal abilities far beyond the norm. Medina uses her voice as an instrument and storyteller, and invites the listener to delve into the corners of their mind with lyrics that reflect life and human conditions…” -Constance Tucker, All About Vocals

 Born into a family of singers, Jocelyn determined her identity as a musician at the tender age of five through choirs and piano lessons. She later pursued opera work at Stanford University, earned a Bachelors from Berklee College of Music, and a Masters in Vocal Jazz Performance from Manhattan School of Music.

Between her formal studies, Jocelyn spent 4 years living and performing in Madrid, Spain, where she recorded her first full-length CD of original compositions, "The Journey Begun." Further musical explorations brought Jocelyn to Ghana, West Africa, as well as to Salvador, Brazil. In 2005 she returned to the United States to pursue her Masters studies, and in 2011 released her second album of original work, "We Are Water," combining her jazz and Latin heritage with the rhythms and flavors of African and Brazilian music. Her most recent travels brought Jocelyn to Mumbai, India, where she was exposed to new vocal and instrumental aesthetics, elements that resonate throughout the material on her third album “Common Ground,” released in June, 2017, blending jazz with the world music styles of India and Africa.

As a bandleader, she has toured with jazz ensembles at venues and festivals throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and South America. Outside of performing, Jocelyn works as a voice teacher and educator, giving classes and workshops in voice and vocal jazz.  Currently based in Brooklyn, Jocelyn plays regularly throughout the New York City area showcasing her compositions, and curates and hosts a weekly vocal jazz concert series and jam session, now every Sunday at Luca’s Jazz Corner. In addition to her original repertoire, she sings, plays percussion and arranges for her Brazilian/World-Jazz project, sings and drums and with the NJ-based Rhythm Monsters West African ensemble, and is a member of the classical Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale.

"A jazz artist whose compositions encompass the musical ethos of many different cultures… A Voice seductive, delicate, resonate, and crystalline – a major humanist who happens to communicate through singing." (5 stars) -Grady Harp, Amazon

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You can learn more about Jocelyn Medina here, and Emily Braden here.

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Jam Session hosted by Mike Sailors
Jan
16
8:00 PM20:00

Jam Session hosted by Mike Sailors

Mike Sailors has established himself as one of the most in-demand trumpeter’s on New York City’s thriving swing and traditional jazz scene. He has worked with Ralph Lalama, Orrin Evans and The Captain Black Big Band, James Langton and his New York All-Star Big Band, Baby Soda Jazz Band, The George Gee Swing Orchestra, The Dizzy’s Club All-Star Orchestra, The Hot Sardines and many other lesser-known, but nonetheless outstanding bands and instrumentalists in the NYC area. He’s also worked on and off Broadway in several pits, but most notably with the sell-out success Sleep No More, where he currently serves as the Music Director.

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Roger Lent
Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

Roger Lent

Roger Lent works as a jazz musician on both piano and trumpet. Roger maintains a busy schedule performing regularly in New York city, and leads his own piano trio and the Uptown Brass Quintet. He performs a large repertoire of jazz standards and the great American songbook. Over the years, Roger has performed in great venues around the world including Lincoln Center, Birdland, The Blue Note, The Iridium, Systems Two Studio, Sear Sound and Electric Lady Studios in New York as well as The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., ‘The Jazz Showcase’ in Chicago, ‘Ronnie Scotts’ in London, the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Vancouver Jazz Festival and the Aspen Jazz Festival. Since 2012, Roger has played piano in the jazz band at 'Sleep No More', an off-Broadway theater production running nightly in Manhattan. 

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Sunday Vocal Jam Session Hosted by Jocelyn Medina and Rose Ellis
Jan
14
8:00 PM20:00

Sunday Vocal Jam Session Hosted by Jocelyn Medina and Rose Ellis

The sounds and styles of vocalist/composer Jocelyn Medina cross cultures, creeds and continents. Her original music fuses elements of Brazil, Spain, Africa and India with jazz harmonies, neo-soul/funk grooves and adventurous improvisations.

Medina offers the jazz listener a musical journey that takes the foundation of Latin and Jazz idioms and successfully redefines the experience with thought provoking lyrics and vocal abilities far beyond the norm. Medina uses her voice as an instrument and storyteller, and invites the listener to delve into the corners of their mind with lyrics that reflect life and human conditions…” -Constance Tucker, All About Vocals

 Born into a family of singers, Jocelyn determined her identity as a musician at the tender age of five through choirs and piano lessons. She later pursued opera work at Stanford University, earned a Bachelors from Berklee College of Music, and a Masters in Vocal Jazz Performance from Manhattan School of Music.

Between her formal studies, Jocelyn spent 4 years living and performing in Madrid, Spain, where she recorded her first full-length CD of original compositions, "The Journey Begun." Further musical explorations brought Jocelyn to Ghana, West Africa, as well as to Salvador, Brazil. In 2005 she returned to the United States to pursue her Masters studies, and in 2011 released her second album of original work, "We Are Water," combining her jazz and Latin heritage with the rhythms and flavors of African and Brazilian music. Her most recent travels brought Jocelyn to Mumbai, India, where she was exposed to new vocal and instrumental aesthetics, elements that resonate throughout the material on her third album “Common Ground,” released in June, 2017, blending jazz with the world music styles of India and Africa.

As a bandleader, she has toured with jazz ensembles at venues and festivals throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and South America. Outside of performing, Jocelyn works as a voice teacher and educator, giving classes and workshops in voice and vocal jazz.  Currently based in Brooklyn, Jocelyn plays regularly throughout the New York City area showcasing her compositions, and curates and hosts a weekly vocal jazz concert series and jam session, now every Sunday at Luca’s Jazz Corner. In addition to her original repertoire, she sings, plays percussion and arranges for her Brazilian/World-Jazz project, sings and drums and with the NJ-based Rhythm Monsters West African ensemble, and is a member of the classical Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale.

"A jazz artist whose compositions encompass the musical ethos of many different cultures… A Voice seductive, delicate, resonate, and crystalline – a major humanist who happens to communicate through singing." (5 stars) -Grady Harp, Amazon

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You can learn more about Jocelyn Medina here, and Rose Ellis here.

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Pasquale Grasso Quartet
Jan
11
9:00 PM21:00

Pasquale Grasso Quartet

One of the most strikingly unique artists of his generation, Pasquale Grasso has undoubtedly changed the way the world views jazz guitar. Born in Ariano Irpino, Pasquale began playing guitar at a very young age. By the summer of 1997, his parents, who recognized the depth of their young son’s talent, sought out the instruction of jazz innovator, Agostino Di Giorgio. A former pupil of Chuck Wayne, Di Giorgio immediately took interest in Pasquale, whose prodigious aptitude for the instrument flourished as the young guitarist quickly became his closest pupil. From that point, it wouldn’t be long before news of this talent spread.

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Martin Pizzarelli Trio
Jan
9
7:00 PM19:00

Martin Pizzarelli Trio

Martin Pizzarelli is a jazz double-bassist who is best known for his work with his brother John Pizzarelli, appearing on many of his albums in a swing trio that includes pianists Ray Kennedy and Larry Fuller. He has recorded one album as bandleader for Victoria Records with Kennedy and his father, legendary swing guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli. He was born in Paterson, New Jersey. He has also appeared on all albums released by John's wife, Jessica Molaskey.

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Roger Lent
Jan
8
7:00 PM19:00

Roger Lent

Roger Lent works as a jazz musician on both piano and trumpet. Roger maintains a busy schedule performing regularly in New York city, and leads his own piano trio and the Uptown Brass Quintet. He performs a large repertoire of jazz standards and the great American songbook. Over the years, Roger has performed in great venues around the world including Lincoln Center, Birdland, The Blue Note, The Iridium, Systems Two Studio, Sear Sound and Electric Lady Studios in New York as well as The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., ‘The Jazz Showcase’ in Chicago, ‘Ronnie Scotts’ in London, the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Vancouver Jazz Festival and the Aspen Jazz Festival. Since 2012, Roger has played piano in the jazz band at 'Sleep No More', an off-Broadway theater production running nightly in Manhattan. 

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Sunday Vocal Jam Session Hosted by Jocelyn Medina and Miles Griffith
Jan
7
8:00 PM20:00

Sunday Vocal Jam Session Hosted by Jocelyn Medina and Miles Griffith

The sounds and styles of vocalist/composer Jocelyn Medina cross cultures, creeds and continents. Her original music fuses elements of Brazil, Spain, Africa and India with jazz harmonies, neo-soul/funk grooves and adventurous improvisations.

Medina offers the jazz listener a musical journey that takes the foundation of Latin and Jazz idioms and successfully redefines the experience with thought provoking lyrics and vocal abilities far beyond the norm. Medina uses her voice as an instrument and storyteller, and invites the listener to delve into the corners of their mind with lyrics that reflect life and human conditions…” -Constance Tucker, All About Vocals

 Born into a family of singers, Jocelyn determined her identity as a musician at the tender age of five through choirs and piano lessons. She later pursued opera work at Stanford University, earned a Bachelors from Berklee College of Music, and a Masters in Vocal Jazz Performance from Manhattan School of Music.

Between her formal studies, Jocelyn spent 4 years living and performing in Madrid, Spain, where she recorded her first full-length CD of original compositions, "The Journey Begun." Further musical explorations brought Jocelyn to Ghana, West Africa, as well as to Salvador, Brazil. In 2005 she returned to the United States to pursue her Masters studies, and in 2011 released her second album of original work, "We Are Water," combining her jazz and Latin heritage with the rhythms and flavors of African and Brazilian music. Her most recent travels brought Jocelyn to Mumbai, India, where she was exposed to new vocal and instrumental aesthetics, elements that resonate throughout the material on her third album “Common Ground,” released in June, 2017, blending jazz with the world music styles of India and Africa.

As a bandleader, she has toured with jazz ensembles at venues and festivals throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and South America. Outside of performing, Jocelyn works as a voice teacher and educator, giving classes and workshops in voice and vocal jazz.  Currently based in Brooklyn, Jocelyn plays regularly throughout the New York City area showcasing her compositions, and curates and hosts a weekly vocal jazz concert series and jam session, now every Sunday at Luca’s Jazz Corner. In addition to her original repertoire, she sings, plays percussion and arranges for her Brazilian/World-Jazz project, sings and drums and with the NJ-based Rhythm Monsters West African ensemble, and is a member of the classical Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale.

"A jazz artist whose compositions encompass the musical ethos of many different cultures… A Voice seductive, delicate, resonate, and crystalline – a major humanist who happens to communicate through singing." (5 stars) -Grady Harp, Amazon

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You can learn more about Jocelyn Medina here, and Miles Griffith here. 

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Ralph Lalama Quartet
Jan
4
9:00 PM21:00

Ralph Lalama Quartet

A solid fixture of the New York jazz scene and respected world-wide, Ralph Lalama embodies the best of the jazz sound ideal – great time, great swing, expressed through great melodic ideas. Everything he says and plays comes out of his deep connection and appreciation for “the Beat.” Jazz critic Zan Stewart put it succinctly: “Lalama is a grand, modern-minded storyteller…a first-class jazz soloist.” He excels in a chord-less trio format with his amazing command of the harmonic progressions articulated through his horn. But on top of being a great jazz soloist, Lalama is equally a solid veteran of jazz ensembles and orchestras. Over his impressive career starting with Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, and the Mel Lewis Orchestra – now the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra – he has honed the craft of sonic blending.

Lalama is a three-time Grammy winner through his work in the Joe Lovano Nonet and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. He has nine CDs out as a leader and is on more than sixty recordings as a sideman. He has received praise from the likes of critics Gary Giddins, Stanley Crouch, Ben Ratliff, Ira Gitler and Stuart Troup, among others. His latest release as a leader is the 2012 “Bop Juice: Ralph Lalama Trio, Live at Smalls.”

Ralph Lalama’s playing reveals an enormous depth of musical heart and knowledge. With his muscular, free-wheeling sound and masterful ability to tell a story through his horn, one understands why he so thoroughly connects with musicians, students and listeners alike.

Source: http://ralphlalama.com/

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Roni Ben Hur Trio
Jan
2
8:00 PM20:00

Roni Ben Hur Trio

Jazz guitarist Roni Ben-Hur has earned a sterling reputation as a musician and educator, renowned for his golden tone, improvisational brilliance, compositional lyricism and ability to charm peers, students and listeners alike. Eminent jazz critic Gary Giddins wrote in the Village Voice: "A limber and inventive guitarist, Ben-Hur keeps the modernist flame alive and pure, with a low flame burning in every note... [He's] a guitarist who knows the changes and his own mind." Ben-Hur - born in Israel in 1962 but a longtime American citizen, now based in New Jersey - has released nine albums as leader or co-leader, with Time Out New York calling him "a formidable and consummately lyrical guitarist." The Star-Ledger of New Jersey summed him up this way: "A deep musician, a storyteller, Ben-Hur works with a warm, glowing sound and has an alluring way of combining engaging notes with supple rhythm." Along with releasing acclaimed educational products - including the instructional DVD Chordability and method book Talk Jazz: Guitar - Ben-Hur has directed international jazz camps for nearly 15 years. Jazz guitar star Russell Malone got it right when he said: "Everything Roni does is beautiful. He has the magic touch..."

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Roger Lent
Jan
1
7:00 PM19:00

Roger Lent

Roger Lent works as a jazz musician on both piano and trumpet. Roger maintains a busy schedule performing regularly in New York city, and leads his own piano trio and the Uptown Brass Quintet. He performs a large repertoire of jazz standards and the great American songbook. Over the years, Roger has performed in great venues around the world including Lincoln Center, Birdland, The Blue Note, The Iridium, Systems Two Studio, Sear Sound and Electric Lady Studios in New York as well as The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., ‘The Jazz Showcase’ in Chicago, ‘Ronnie Scotts’ in London, the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Vancouver Jazz Festival and the Aspen Jazz Festival. Since 2012, Roger has played piano in the jazz band at 'Sleep No More', an off-Broadway theater production running nightly in Manhattan. 

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Ed Cherry
Dec
28
9:00 PM21:00

Ed Cherry

Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Ed moved to New York in 1978 to play guitar with Dizzy Gillespie from 1978 to 1992 performing in Gillespie's quartet, big band and with The United Nation Orchestra which recorded the Grammy Award-winning Live at Royal Festival Hall (Enja). Gillespie died in 1993, and Cherry released his first recording as a leader, 'First Take' (Groovin' High). That same year, Ed recorded with Paquito D'Riveras' small group which recorded "Havana Cafe" (Chesky Records). Ed also worked with composer/saxophonist Henry Threadgill for two years and recorded three CDs with Henry's 'Very Very Circus' group.

In 1995, Cherry released his second project as a solo artist, entitled A Second Look (Groovin' High Records). During that same period, Ed worked with Hammond organist John Patton recording three critically acclaimed CDs with Patton's quartet-'Blue Planet Man','Minor Swing' and 'This ones for Jah'(DIW). From 1997 to 1998, Cherry worked in Roy Hargrove's “Crisol” Latin jazz band, which performed in Havana, Cuba. During this same period, he also worked w/baritone saxophonist, Hamiett Bluiett, recording Bluiett's cd 'With Eyes Wide Open' on Justin-Time records.In 2001, Cherry toured Europe for the first time with his own group. He also released his cd, 'The Spirit Speaks' on the Canadian Justin Time Records label, inspired by the great jazz organist Jimmy Smith with whom he had also recently worked.Ed was asked to perform at the 'Vodaphone Madarao Jazz festival'in 2002 in Madarao Japan with his quartet featuring trumpeter Jon Faddis.

More recently, Ed toured with the great Hammond organist Dr. Lonnie Smith, recording one critically acclaimed cd, 'In The Beginning' on Pilgrimage Records in 2012. 

Currently, Ed has a brand new second recording released on Posi-Tone Records. ('It's All Good' his first release in 2012 for Posi-Tone stayed in the JazzWeek charts for 3 months) his second recording for the label is titled "Soul Tree" ( release date February 19, 2016 ) featuring Kyle Koehler on Hammond B3 organ and drummer Anwar Marshall. As of this pre-release date, it's already gathering rave reviews.

Ed continues to work nationally and internationally; concerts, workshops, jazz clubs.

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Francesco Cafisco Trio
Dec
26
8:00 PM20:00

Francesco Cafisco Trio

One of the most precocious talents in the history of jazz. When he was barely nine years old Francesco took his first steps, working with internationally famous musicians. Meeting Wynton Marsalis in Pescara at the jazz Festival held on July 2002 was a decisive moment for Francesco’s career. Amazed by Francesco’s qualities, Marsalis took him along with his septet on his European tour 2003, where Francesco performed in prestigious theatres in the largest cities in Europe. From that moment on, Francesco went through a series of important experiences both in Italy and abroad. He won various important prizes: the Massimo Urbani National Award in Urbisaglia, the EuroJazz Award in Lecco, the International Jazz Festivals Organization Award in New York, the World Saxophone Competition in London, the Django d’Or in Rome and many others...

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Roger Lent
Dec
25
7:00 PM19:00

Roger Lent

Roger Lent works as a jazz musician on both piano and trumpet. Roger maintains a busy schedule performing regularly in New York city, and leads his own piano trio and the Uptown Brass Quintet. He performs a large repertoire of jazz standards and the great American songbook. Over the years, Roger has performed in great venues around the world including Lincoln Center, Birdland, The Blue Note, The Iridium, Systems Two Studio, Sear Sound and Electric Lady Studios in New York as well as The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., ‘The Jazz Showcase’ in Chicago, ‘Ronnie Scotts’ in London, the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Vancouver Jazz Festival and the Aspen Jazz Festival. Since 2012, Roger has played piano in the jazz band at 'Sleep No More', an off-Broadway theater production running nightly in Manhattan. 

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Dave Gibson Quintet
Dec
21
9:00 PM21:00

Dave Gibson Quintet

Trombonist David Gibson has enjoyed a varied musical career which is deeply rooted in the genres of jazz and funk. While reared in Oklahoma, Gibson’s musical journey steered him to New York City. Jazz luminary Curtis Fuller said about Gibson, “Out of all the young players I hear in the music today, David is one of very few who speaks the language of jazz”.

David’s latest release, “Inner Agent”, is his fourth for Posi-tone Records. It follows on the heels of “Boom” and Gibson sees it as “a natural continuation of what we began with ‘BOOM’. There are more risks taken and more trust present in the performances. Like any successful team, the members of this quintet are often willing to risk failure knowing that they can depend on the support of their teammates to provide a soft landing.” The “team” of which Gibson speaks is the incredibly dynamic collection of NYC-based musicians that includes Freddie Hendrix-trumpet, Theo Hill-piano, Alexander Claffy-bass, and Kush Abadey-drums. The rapport between these musicians is palpable as they use their powers to propel the music.

Gibson’s early experience in New York had him performing with Slide Hampton, Jon Faddis, Roy Hargrove, Jimmy Heath, James Moody and others. In 2003, he was a finalist in the Thelonius Monk International Trombone Competition and has subsequently released seven recordings, as a leader. His current quintet has been cutting its teeth in the jazz clubs of NYC, such as Smalls, Fat Cat and Dizzy’s Club, at J@LC.  Though Gibson’s compositions make up the bulk of their music, this eclectic group’s repertoire also runs the gamut with arrangements of material from Dr. Billy Taylor to George Harrison.

David is busy performing with and composing for many diverse artists in New York City, including Roy Hargrove, Orrin Evans, and George Gee, in addition to teaching at the New School University and Columbia University. Legendary trombonist/composer Slide Hampton says, “David Gibson is one of the very talented, truly dedicated musicians on the New York scene today.”

Source: Jazzbone.org

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Jam Session with Mike Sailors
Dec
19
8:00 PM20:00

Jam Session with Mike Sailors

Mike Sailors has established himself as one of the most in-demand trumpeters on New York City’s thriving swing and traditional jazz scene. He has worked with Ralph Lalama, Orrin Evans and The Captain Black Big Band, James Langton and his New York All-Star Big Band, Baby Soda Jazz Band, The George Gee Swing Orchestra, The Dizzy’s Club All-Star Orchestra, The Hot Sardines and many other lesser-known, but nonetheless outstanding bands and instrumentalists in the NYC area. He’s also worked on and off Broadway in several pits, but most notably with the sell-out success Sleep No More, where he currently serves as the Music Director.

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Roger Lent
Dec
18
7:00 PM19:00

Roger Lent

Roger Lent works as a jazz musician on both piano and trumpet. Roger maintains a busy schedule performing regularly in New York city, and leads his own piano trio and the Uptown Brass Quintet. He performs a large repertoire of jazz standards and the great American songbook. Over the years, Roger has performed in great venues around the world including Lincoln Center, Birdland, The Blue Note, The Iridium, Systems Two Studio, Sear Sound and Electric Lady Studios in New York as well as The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., ‘The Jazz Showcase’ in Chicago, ‘Ronnie Scotts’ in London, the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Vancouver Jazz Festival and the Aspen Jazz Festival. Since 2012, Roger has played piano in the jazz band at 'Sleep No More', an off-Broadway theater production running nightly in Manhattan. 

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Sunday Vocal Jam Session Hosted by Jocelyn Medina
Dec
17
8:00 PM20:00

Sunday Vocal Jam Session Hosted by Jocelyn Medina

The sounds and styles of vocalist/composer Jocelyn Medina cross cultures, creeds and continents. Her original music fuses elements of Brazil, Spain, Africa and India with jazz harmonies, neo-soul/funk grooves and adventurous improvisations.

Medina offers the jazz listener a musical journey that takes the foundation of Latin and Jazz idioms and successfully redefines the experience with thought provoking lyrics and vocal abilities far beyond the norm. Medina uses her voice as an instrument and storyteller, and invites the listener to delve into the corners of their mind with lyrics that reflect life and human conditions…” -Constance Tucker, All About Vocals

 Born into a family of singers, Jocelyn determined her identity as a musician at the tender age of five through choirs and piano lessons. She later pursued opera work at Stanford University, earned a Bachelors from Berklee College of Music, and a Masters in Vocal Jazz Performance from Manhattan School of Music.

Between her formal studies, Jocelyn spent 4 years living and performing in Madrid, Spain, where she recorded her first full-length CD of original compositions, "The Journey Begun." Further musical explorations brought Jocelyn to Ghana, West Africa, as well as to Salvador, Brazil. In 2005 she returned to the United States to pursue her Masters studies, and in 2011 released her second album of original work, "We Are Water," combining her jazz and Latin heritage with the rhythms and flavors of African and Brazilian music. Her most recent travels brought Jocelyn to Mumbai, India, where she was exposed to new vocal and instrumental aesthetics, elements that resonate throughout the material on her third album “Common Ground,” released in June, 2017, blending jazz with the world music styles of India and Africa.

As a bandleader, she has toured with jazz ensembles at venues and festivals throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and South America. Outside of performing, Jocelyn works as a voice teacher and educator, giving classes and workshops in voice and vocal jazz.  Currently based in Brooklyn, Jocelyn plays regularly throughout the New York City area showcasing her compositions, and curates and hosts a weekly vocal jazz concert series and jam session, now every Sunday at Luca’s Jazz Corner. In addition to her original repertoire, she sings, plays percussion and arranges for her Brazilian/World-Jazz project, sings and drums and with the NJ-based Rhythm Monsters West African ensemble, and is a member of the classical Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale.

"A jazz artist whose compositions encompass the musical ethos of many different cultures… A Voice seductive, delicate, resonate, and crystalline – a major humanist who happens to communicate through singing." (5 stars) -Grady Harp, Amazon

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Peter Manness & The Master Keys
Dec
14
9:00 PM21:00

Peter Manness & The Master Keys

A swanky six-piece band that swingin'-ly blends the soulful sounds of Ray Charles's 1950's blues with the sophistication of classic jazz", and specializes in songs from artists such as Ray Charles, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Otis Redding and more.

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Martin Pizzarelli Trio
Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

Martin Pizzarelli Trio

Martin Pizzarelli is a jazz double-bassist who is best known for his work with his brother John Pizzarelli, appearing on many of his albums in a swing trio that includes pianists Ray Kennedy and Larry Fuller. He has recorded one album as bandleader for Victoria Records with Kennedy and his father, legendary swing guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli. He was born in Paterson, New Jersey. He has also appeared on all albums released by John's wife, Jessica Molaskey.

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Roger Lent
Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

Roger Lent

Roger Lent works as a jazz musician on both piano and trumpet. Roger maintains a busy schedule performing regularly in New York city, and leads his own piano trio and the Uptown Brass Quintet. He performs a large repertoire of jazz standards and the great American songbook. Over the years, Roger has performed in great venues around the world including Lincoln Center, Birdland, The Blue Note, The Iridium, Systems Two Studio, Sear Sound and Electric Lady Studios in New York as well as The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., ‘The Jazz Showcase’ in Chicago, ‘Ronnie Scotts’ in London, the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Vancouver Jazz Festival and the Aspen Jazz Festival. Since 2012, Roger has played piano in the jazz band at 'Sleep No More', an off-Broadway theater production running nightly in Manhattan. 

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Sunday Vocal Jam Session Hosted by Jocelyn Medina
Dec
10
8:00 PM20:00

Sunday Vocal Jam Session Hosted by Jocelyn Medina

The sounds and styles of vocalist/composer Jocelyn Medina cross cultures, creeds and continents. Her original music fuses elements of Brazil, Spain, Africa and India with jazz harmonies, neo-soul/funk grooves and adventurous improvisations.

Medina offers the jazz listener a musical journey that takes the foundation of Latin and Jazz idioms and successfully redefines the experience with thought provoking lyrics and vocal abilities far beyond the norm. Medina uses her voice as an instrument and storyteller, and invites the listener to delve into the corners of their mind with lyrics that reflect life and human conditions…” -Constance Tucker, All About Vocals

 Born into a family of singers, Jocelyn determined her identity as a musician at the tender age of five through choirs and piano lessons. She later pursued opera work at Stanford University, earned a Bachelors from Berklee College of Music, and a Masters in Vocal Jazz Performance from Manhattan School of Music.

Between her formal studies, Jocelyn spent 4 years living and performing in Madrid, Spain, where she recorded her first full-length CD of original compositions, "The Journey Begun." Further musical explorations brought Jocelyn to Ghana, West Africa, as well as to Salvador, Brazil. In 2005 she returned to the United States to pursue her Masters studies, and in 2011 released her second album of original work, "We Are Water," combining her jazz and Latin heritage with the rhythms and flavors of African and Brazilian music. Her most recent travels brought Jocelyn to Mumbai, India, where she was exposed to new vocal and instrumental aesthetics, elements that resonate throughout the material on her third album “Common Ground,” released in June, 2017, blending jazz with the world music styles of India and Africa.

As a bandleader, she has toured with jazz ensembles at venues and festivals throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and South America. Outside of performing, Jocelyn works as a voice teacher and educator, giving classes and workshops in voice and vocal jazz.  Currently based in Brooklyn, Jocelyn plays regularly throughout the New York City area showcasing her compositions, and curates and hosts a weekly vocal jazz concert series and jam session, now every Sunday at Luca’s Jazz Corner. In addition to her original repertoire, she sings, plays percussion and arranges for her Brazilian/World-Jazz project, sings and drums and with the NJ-based Rhythm Monsters West African ensemble, and is a member of the classical Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale.

"A jazz artist whose compositions encompass the musical ethos of many different cultures… A Voice seductive, delicate, resonate, and crystalline – a major humanist who happens to communicate through singing." (5 stars) -Grady Harp, Amazon

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