King Solomon Hicks Trio
Mar
30
9:00 pm21:00

King Solomon Hicks Trio

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Solomon is a jazz and blues guitarist, singer, and composer. An eclectic musician, Solomon excels at a number of styles ranging from jazz, blues, classical, gospel, R&B, funk and classic rock. He studied jazz, classical and Afro-Cuban guitar at Harlem’s School of the Arts, Boys Conservatory, Brooklyn Music Academy, Opus 118 Jazzmobile and Barry Harris’ Bebop workshops. He has been in the biz since age 13 as the lead guitarist and performer at the Cotton Club, with a 13-piece band. He recorded his first CD, Embryonic, at age 14 with the Cotton Club All-Star Band.


He has 2 CDs and is touring Europe and performing at national festivals. His latest CD Carrying on the Torch of the Blues has many original songs written, arranged and composed by Solomon. This includes a big band/swing anthem for the Cotton Club, “Jukin’ at the Cotton Club”.

Maucha Adnet, Saturday Brunch
Apr
1
12:30 pm12:30

Maucha Adnet, Saturday Brunch

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Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Maucha Adnet started singing professionally at age 15 as part of vocal group Céu da Boca (Roof of the Mouth), from 1978 to 1984. With Céu da Boca, Maucha toured all around Brazil and recorded two albums released by Polygram.

After moving to New York City, Maucha has been working with her own band and as a guest, all around the USA. She has also performed in Europe, Asia, and Brasil. Maucha has recorded and performed with artists such as: Randy Brecker, Claudio Roditi, Duduka Da Fonseca, Trio da Paz, Mario Adnet, Chico Adnet, Wynton Marsalis, Caetano Veloso, Dorival Caymmi, Paulo Jobim, Nara Leão, Cesar Camargo Mariano, Bucky Pizzarelli, Slide Hampton, Harry Allen, Dori Caymmi, Larry Goldings, Gil Goldstein, Toninho Horta, Kenny Werner, Anat Cohen, and many others.
 
Maucha also teaches the subject of Brazilian music in workshops spreading her expertise in phrasing and interpreting different genres of Brazilian music in various parts of the world. She has taught in Sweden, Germany, Turkey, Croatia, Port Townsend, and NYU in NYC, among other places.

Duchess Trio
Apr
4
8:00 pm20:00

Duchess Trio

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A vocal trio in the great tradition of the Boswell Sisters, DUCHESS has quickly gained a reputation for providing tight harmonies and big fun at their shows.  Vocalists Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner and Melissa Stylianou join forces and voices to become, DUCHESS.

Mike Sailors Quartet
Apr
6
9:00 pm21:00

Mike Sailors Quartet

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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.

Maucha Adnet, Saturday Brunch
Apr
8
12:30 pm12:30

Maucha Adnet, Saturday Brunch

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Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Maucha Adnet started singing professionally at age 15 as part of vocal group Céu da Boca (Roof of the Mouth), from 1978 to 1984. With Céu da Boca, Maucha toured all around Brazil and recorded two albums released by Polygram.

After moving to New York City, Maucha has been working with her own band and as a guest, all around the USA. She has also performed in Europe, Asia, and Brasil. Maucha has recorded and performed with artists such as: Randy Brecker, Claudio Roditi, Duduka Da Fonseca, Trio da Paz, Mario Adnet, Chico Adnet, Wynton Marsalis, Caetano Veloso, Dorival Caymmi, Paulo Jobim, Nara Leão, Cesar Camargo Mariano, Bucky Pizzarelli, Slide Hampton, Harry Allen, Dori Caymmi, Larry Goldings, Gil Goldstein, Toninho Horta, Kenny Werner, Anat Cohen, and many others.
 
Maucha also teaches the subject of Brazilian music in workshops spreading her expertise in phrasing and interpreting different genres of Brazilian music in various parts of the world. She has taught in Sweden, Germany, Turkey, Croatia, Port Townsend, and NYU in NYC, among other places.

Bucky Pizzarelli
Apr
11
6:00 pm18:00

Bucky Pizzarelli

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John Paul "Bucky" Pizzarelli (born January 9, 1926) is an American jazz guitarist and banjoist, and the father of jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli and upright bassist Martin Pizzarelli. Pizzarelli has also worked for NBC as a staffman for Dick Cavett (1971) and also ABC with Bobby Rosengarden in (1952). The list of musicians Pizzarelli has collaborated with over his career includes Les Paul, Stéphane Grappelli, and Benny Goodman. Pizzarelli acknowledges Django Reinhardt, Freddie Green, and George Van Eps for their influences on his style and mode of play.

Mike Di Rubbo Trio
Apr
13
9:00 pm21:00

Mike Di Rubbo Trio

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DiRubbo fell under McLean’s soulful, swinging spell in his home state of Connecticut, where he was born on July 25, 1970. He first heard the music of the spheres in the fourth grade as a clarinetist, before switching to the alto at the age of twelve. In high school, he performed a life-changing concert with the dynamic Dwike Mitchell/Willie Ruff duo. Buoyed by his performance with the pianist and bassist/French horn virtuoso, the largely self-taught, DiRubbo decided to dedicate himself to playing jazz professionally.

Maucha Adnet, Saturday Brunch
Apr
15
12:30 pm12:30

Maucha Adnet, Saturday Brunch

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Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Maucha Adnet started singing professionally at age 15 as part of vocal group Céu da Boca (Roof of the Mouth), from 1978 to 1984. With Céu da Boca, Maucha toured all around Brazil and recorded two albums released by Polygram.

After moving to New York City, Maucha has been working with her own band and as a guest, all around the USA. She has also performed in Europe, Asia, and Brasil. Maucha has recorded and performed with artists such as: Randy Brecker, Claudio Roditi, Duduka Da Fonseca, Trio da Paz, Mario Adnet, Chico Adnet, Wynton Marsalis, Caetano Veloso, Dorival Caymmi, Paulo Jobim, Nara Leão, Cesar Camargo Mariano, Bucky Pizzarelli, Slide Hampton, Harry Allen, Dori Caymmi, Larry Goldings, Gil Goldstein, Toninho Horta, Kenny Werner, Anat Cohen, and many others.
 
Maucha also teaches the subject of Brazilian music in workshops spreading her expertise in phrasing and interpreting different genres of Brazilian music in various parts of the world. She has taught in Sweden, Germany, Turkey, Croatia, Port Townsend, and NYU in NYC, among other places.

Jazz Jam Session hosted by Mike Sailors
Apr
18
8:00 pm20:00

Jazz Jam Session hosted by Mike Sailors

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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.

$5 Cover.

Maucha Adnet, Saturday Brunch
Apr
22
12:30 pm12:30

Maucha Adnet, Saturday Brunch

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Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Maucha Adnet started singing professionally at age 15 as part of vocal group Céu da Boca (Roof of the Mouth), from 1978 to 1984. With Céu da Boca, Maucha toured all around Brazil and recorded two albums released by Polygram.

After moving to New York City, Maucha has been working with her own band and as a guest, all around the USA. She has also performed in Europe, Asia, and Brasil. Maucha has recorded and performed with artists such as: Randy Brecker, Claudio Roditi, Duduka Da Fonseca, Trio da Paz, Mario Adnet, Chico Adnet, Wynton Marsalis, Caetano Veloso, Dorival Caymmi, Paulo Jobim, Nara Leão, Cesar Camargo Mariano, Bucky Pizzarelli, Slide Hampton, Harry Allen, Dori Caymmi, Larry Goldings, Gil Goldstein, Toninho Horta, Kenny Werner, Anat Cohen, and many others.
 
Maucha also teaches the subject of Brazilian music in workshops spreading her expertise in phrasing and interpreting different genres of Brazilian music in various parts of the world. She has taught in Sweden, Germany, Turkey, Croatia, Port Townsend, and NYU in NYC, among other places.

Dennis Joseph Quartet
Apr
25
8:00 pm20:00

Dennis Joseph Quartet

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A mainstay of the New York City music scene for over 20 years, Dennis Joseph, sax & clarinet, has performed with artists ranging from Pierre Boulez to Ashford & Simpson and has been featured on the Broadway Stage as Benny Goodman. In addition to leading his own band, Dennis currently performs regularly with Vince Giordano & the Nightwawks, with whom he appeared on NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien, the soundtrack to Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator, and the current documentary “There’s a Future in the Past,” and is a member of the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony.  Dennis has also been heard at jazz, solo and chamber music recitals throughout the metropolitan area including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, The Concert Space at Beethoven Pianos, 92Y and conducted at Avery Fischer Hall and Symphony Space.

Emily Braden Trio
Apr
27
9:00 pm21:00

Emily Braden Trio

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Big, bad beauty from Boise, Idaho, Emily Braden covers a lot of ground.  Whether she’s fronting an orchestra on the west coast or leading a world-class trio in the heart of Manhattan, Braden has the innate ability to win the heart of any audience with her powerhouse vocals and striking stage presence. 

Maucha Adnet, Saturday Brunch
Apr
29
12:30 pm12:30

Maucha Adnet, Saturday Brunch

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Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Maucha Adnet started singing professionally at age 15 as part of vocal group Céu da Boca (Roof of the Mouth), from 1978 to 1984. With Céu da Boca, Maucha toured all around Brazil and recorded two albums released by Polygram.

After moving to New York City, Maucha has been working with her own band and as a guest, all around the USA. She has also performed in Europe, Asia, and Brasil. Maucha has recorded and performed with artists such as: Randy Brecker, Claudio Roditi, Duduka Da Fonseca, Trio da Paz, Mario Adnet, Chico Adnet, Wynton Marsalis, Caetano Veloso, Dorival Caymmi, Paulo Jobim, Nara Leão, Cesar Camargo Mariano, Bucky Pizzarelli, Slide Hampton, Harry Allen, Dori Caymmi, Larry Goldings, Gil Goldstein, Toninho Horta, Kenny Werner, Anat Cohen, and many others.
 
Maucha also teaches the subject of Brazilian music in workshops spreading her expertise in phrasing and interpreting different genres of Brazilian music in various parts of the world. She has taught in Sweden, Germany, Turkey, Croatia, Port Townsend, and NYU in NYC, among other places.

Pasquale Grasso Quartet
May
2
8:00 pm20:00

Pasquale Grasso Quartet

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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.

Nick Myers and the Vari-tones
May
4
9:00 pm21:00

Nick Myers and the Vari-tones

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The Vari-tones is one of New York's freshest new ensembles playing Blues, R&B and Surf Rock of the 1950's and 60's. They have developed their own unique approach to playing the hits of James Brown, Bill Doggett, Freddie King and Chet Atkins among others. The band's signature sound comes from seamlessly blending traditional blues and jazz instrumentation, resulting in a dynamic and fun musical experience.
 
Featuring Nick Myers on saxophone, Sam Raderman on guitar, Todd Caldwell on organ and Alex Raderman on drums, each member boasts an impressive resume of performances and recordings. They have played with Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Hot Sardines and The Louis Armstrong Eternity Band. They have performed at venues and festivals worldwide including the Blue Note Jazz Festival (Tokyo), The Serious Festival (London), the Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa Jazz Festivals, Dolce & Gabbana Spring Fashion Show (Milan), Porgy and Bess (Vienna), A-Trane (Berlin), Savannah Music Festival, Jazz At Lincoln Center, Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, Boston Symphony Hall, The Town Hall (NY), South By Southwest, Lollapalooza (Chicago) and countless others.

Bucky Pizzarelli
May
9
6:00 pm18:00

Bucky Pizzarelli

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John Paul "Bucky" Pizzarelli (born January 9, 1926) is an American jazz guitarist and banjoist, and the father of jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli and upright bassist Martin Pizzarelli. Pizzarelli has also worked for NBC as a staffman for Dick Cavett (1971) and also ABC with Bobby Rosengarden in (1952). The list of musicians Pizzarelli has collaborated with over his career includes Les Paul, Stéphane Grappelli, and Benny Goodman. Pizzarelli acknowledges Django Reinhardt, Freddie Green, and George Van Eps for their influences on his style and mode of play.

Ralph Lalama Quartet
May
11
9:00 pm21:00

Ralph Lalama Quartet

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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.

Jam Session with Mike Sailors
May
16
8:00 pm20:00

Jam Session with Mike Sailors

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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.

Matthew Fries Trio
May
18
9:00 pm21:00

Matthew Fries Trio

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Winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition Pianist, Matthew Fries, has been making waves in the jazz world as both a soloist and accompanist. The winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition, his debut album, Song for Today (TCB Music) was named a 2001 critics pick by Jazziz Magazine, and his continuing work with his collaborative trio, TRI-FI, “takes on the Jazz Trio challenge and delivers a ‘knock out’ punch” (Jazz Review). As a sideman his work has been described as “the best jazz accompaniment I’ve seen in a cabaret in years” (The New York Times), and “the crispest rhythm section imaginable” (The London Times).

Dennis Joseph Quartet
May
30
8:00 pm20:00

Dennis Joseph Quartet

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A mainstay of the New York City music scene for over 20 years, Dennis Joseph, sax & clarinet, has performed with artists ranging from Pierre Boulez to Ashford & Simpson and has been featured on the Broadway Stage as Benny Goodman. In addition to leading his own band, Dennis currently performs regularly with Vince Giordano & the Nightwawks, with whom he appeared on NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien, the soundtrack to Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator, and the current documentary “There’s a Future in the Past,” and is a member of the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony.  Dennis has also been heard at jazz, solo and chamber music recitals throughout the metropolitan area including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, The Concert Space at Beethoven Pianos, 92Y and conducted at Avery Fischer Hall and Symphony Space.

Jason Prover Quartet
Jun
1
9:00 pm21:00

Jason Prover Quartet

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A rising star on the NYC music scene, Jason Prover already has an impressive resume at the age of 24. Raised in South Florida, Prover was introduced to music early in life by his parents. Choosing the trumpet at age 10, he was quickly enthralled by the instrument and began playing in school bands and with local musicians. Prover received a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance from the University of Florida, studying under the guidance of Dr. Joyce F. Davis. At age 18, Prover became a founding member of the nationally touring band, Umoja Orchestra. He played with a number of other ensembles, as well, such as his Lower 13th Street Jazz Band and the blues-drenched music of Michael Claytor and Friends. At age 22, Prover was named Charter President of U.F.'s Jazz Appreciation Student Society/Jazz Collective. He also wrote a music column for the Fine Print Newspaper

John Dokes Quartet
Jun
8
9:00 pm21:00

John Dokes Quartet

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Vocalist John Dokes has stepped into the spotlight at the dawn of a revival of jazz putting a fresh spin on swinging jazz music with veteran bandleader George Gee, and long time collaborated renowned jazz trombonist David Gibson. He uses his smooth baritone voice to perform fresh takes on old and new standards. Singing a mixture of blues, ballads, popular songs, and jazz standards, his musical influences include Nat King Cole, Joe Williams, Mark Murphy, Jon Hendricks, Abbey Lincoln, Ahmad Jamal, Jimmy Rushing and Frank Sinatra. 

John Dokes
Jun
8
9:00 pm21:00

John Dokes

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Vocalist John Dokes has stepped into the spotlight at the dawn of a revival of jazz putting a fresh spin on swinging jazz music with veteran bandleader George Gee, and long time collaborated renowned jazz trombonist David Gibson. He uses his smooth baritone voice to perform fresh takes on old and new standards. Singing a mixture of blues, ballads, popular songs, and jazz standards, his musical influences include Nat King Cole, Joe Williams, Mark Murphy, Jon Hendricks, Abbey Lincoln, Ahmad Jamal, Jimmy Rushing and Frank Sinatra. 

Pasquale Grasso Quartet
Jun
15
9:00 pm21:00

Pasquale Grasso Quartet

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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.


Jay Leonhart
Mar
28
8:00 pm20:00

Jay Leonhart

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Jay Leonhart has been recognized as a very accomplished bass player for a long time now. He has been named the Outstanding Bassist In the Recording Industry three times and is always mentioned when the discussion turns to the outstanding . At age thirteen, while playing banjo with his brother in a dixieland band in Baltimore, Jay watched and listened to the bass player and knew that the bass was the instrument he would play forever.

Since that time Jay has been privileged to play with the likes of Judy Garland, Duke Ellington, Thad Jones, Buddy Rich, Jim Hall, Peggy Lee, Mel Torme, Marian McPartland, Kenny Barron, Sting,m James Taylor, Papa Joe Jones, Roy Eldridge, Jim Hall, Louie Bellson, Dick Hyman, Luciano Pavoratti, and many more.

Over the years, Jay Leonhart has been writing and singing his own very individualistic songs about his life as a bass player. He now performs his music worldwide to very receptive audiences. 

Jay now appears primarily with his trio, which plays regularly at Birdland in New York, when not gainfully employed elsewhere.

Source: JayLeonhart.com

Maucha Adnet, Saturday Brunch
Mar
25
12:00 pm12:00

Maucha Adnet, Saturday Brunch

  • Cavatappo Grill

After moving to New York City, Maucha has been working with her own band and as a guest, all around the USA. She has also performed in Europe, Asia, and Brasil. Maucha has recorded and performed with artists such as: Randy Brecker, Claudio Roditi, Duduka Da Fonseca, Trio da Paz, Mario Adnet, Chico Adnet, Wynton Marsalis, Caetano Veloso, Dorival Caymmi, Paulo Jobim, Nara Leão, Cesar Camargo Mariano, Bucky Pizzarelli, Slide Hampton, Harry Allen, Dori Caymmi, Larry Goldings, Gil Goldstein, Toninho Horta, Kenny Werner, Anat Cohen, and many others.
 
Maucha also teaches the subject of Brazilian music in workshops spreading her expertise in phrasing and interpreting different genres of Brazilian music in various parts of the world. She has taught in Sweden, Germany, Turkey, Croatia, Port Townsend, and NYU in NYC, among other places.

Jon-Erik Kellso Quartet
Mar
23
9:00 pm21:00

Jon-Erik Kellso Quartet

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Trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso started playing professionally in and around Detroit, Michigan where he was born in 1964. Jon began early, playing in a big band at age 11, in the International Youth Symphony at age 13, and in a concert alongside cornetist Wild Bill Davison at age 17. Kellso played with a wide variety of groups there, including the J.C. Heard Orchestra.

 Jazz Jam Session hosted by Mike Sailors
Mar
21
8:00 pm20:00

Jazz Jam Session hosted by Mike Sailors

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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.

$5 Cover.

Maucha Adnet, Saturday Brunch
Mar
18
12:30 pm12:30

Maucha Adnet, Saturday Brunch

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Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Maucha Adnet started singing professionally at age 15 as part of vocal group Céu da Boca (Roof of the Mouth), from 1978 to 1984. With Céu da Boca, Maucha toured all around Brazil and recorded two albums released by Polygram.

After moving to New York City, Maucha has been working with her own band and as a guest, all around the USA. She has also performed in Europe, Asia, and Brasil. Maucha has recorded and performed with artists such as: Randy Brecker, Claudio Roditi, Duduka Da Fonseca, Trio da Paz, Mario Adnet, Chico Adnet, Wynton Marsalis, Caetano Veloso, Dorival Caymmi, Paulo Jobim, Nara Leão, Cesar Camargo Mariano, Bucky Pizzarelli, Slide Hampton, Harry Allen, Dori Caymmi, Larry Goldings, Gil Goldstein, Toninho Horta, Kenny Werner, Anat Cohen, and many others.
 
          Maucha also teaches the subject of Brazilian music in workshops spreading her expertise in phrasing and interpreting different genres of Brazilian music in various parts of the world. She has taught in Sweden, Germany, Turkey, Croatia, Port Townsend, and NYU in NYC, among other places.

Mike Casey Trio Album Release Celebration
Mar
16
9:00 pm21:00

Mike Casey Trio Album Release Celebration

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“Enjoyable from first to last note, this group certainly takes the chordless saxophone trio format to a new level.”
— Sammy Stein, Jazz in Europe

The Mike Casey Trio is a unique jazz group not only in their musical approach, but in instrumentation as well. The band features Mike Casey on saxophones, Matt Dwonszyk on acoustic bass, and Corey Garcia on drums - three of the brightest rising stars in jazz, all trained at the Jackie McLean Institute at Hartt. The absence of guitar or piano, which is typically found in a jazz group, gives the band a very distinctive sound. Saxophonist, songwriter, and teaching artist Mike Casey has been a fixture on the CT jazz scene and beyond since 2011, when he began attending the acclaimed Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz at the University of Harford’s Hartt School. In 2015, Mike was one of 24 young jazz composers worldwide chosen by Jason Moran to participate in the prestigious “Betty Carter Jazz Ahead” Program at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC where he studied with an all-star faculty including Eric Harland, JD Allen, Eric Revis, Cyrus Chestnut, and Jason Moran. After two packed NYC debuts at the legendary Minton’s Harlem & chef Marcus Samuelsson's iconic Ginny's Supper Club in 2016, Mike went on to accomplish an incredible feat: the crowdfunding campaign for his debut album "The Sound of Surprise: Live at The Side Door" (recorded at their Side Door debut last year and due for a February 2017 release) reached 111% funded in under 30 days. His resume includes appearances with heavy hitters such as Charles Tolliver, DJ Logic, Brandee Younger, Zaccai Curtis, Tarus Mateen and Marc Cary, whose project “The Harlem Sessions” features Mike as an original member. 

Ken Peplowski Quartet
Mar
14
8:00 pm20:00

Ken Peplowski Quartet

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“Ken Peplowski is arguably the greatest living jazz clarinetist” Russell Davies, BBC2 August 2013

“When you grow up in Cleveland, Ohio, playing in a Polish polka band, you learn to think fast on your feet”, says Ken Peplowski, who played his first pro engagement when he was still in elementary school. “From my first time performing in public, I knew I wanted to play music for a living.”

Gabrielle Stravelli, Saturday Brunch
Mar
11
12:00 pm12:00

Gabrielle Stravelli, Saturday Brunch

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Award-winning vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli has garnered critical acclaim and a loyal following through her original songs and her unique take on material from the New American songbook as well as classic standards by artists as varied as Pink Floyd and Duke Ellington, Dolly Parton and Johnny Mercer. A trained actor, Gabrielle has a soulful sensitivity for the story in the lyric and was called “a powerhouse of individual expression” by David Finkle of The Village Voice.

No cover.

Marianne Solivan Quartet
Mar
9
9:00 pm21:00

Marianne Solivan Quartet

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Quickly becoming one of the most buzzed about jazz singers on the New York scene, Marianne Solivan does not remember an “ah-ha" moment that brought her to the music she has devoted herself to: “I don’t recall having a big moment that made me like jazz. I just dug it."

Bucky Pizzarelli
Mar
7
6:00 pm18:00

Bucky Pizzarelli

  • Cavatappo Grill

John Paul "Bucky" Pizzarelli (born January 9, 1926) is an American jazz guitarist and banjoist, and the father of jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli and upright bassist Martin Pizzarelli. Pizzarelli has also worked for NBC as a staffman for Dick Cavett (1971) and also ABC with Bobby Rosengarden in (1952). The list of musicians Pizzarelli has collaborated with over his career includes Les Paul, Stéphane Grappelli, and Benny Goodman. Pizzarelli acknowledges Django Reinhardt, Freddie Green, and George Van Eps[1][2] for their influences on his style and mode of play.

Gabrielle Stravelli, Saturday Brunch
Mar
4
12:00 pm12:00

Gabrielle Stravelli, Saturday Brunch

  • Cavatappo Grill

Award-winning vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli has garnered critical acclaim and a loyal following through her original songs and her unique take on material from the New American songbook as well as classic standards by artists as varied as Pink Floyd and Duke Ellington, Dolly Parton and Johnny Mercer. A trained actor, Gabrielle has a soulful sensitivity for the story in the lyric and was called “a powerhouse of individual expression” by David Finkle of The Village Voice.

No cover.

Dennis Joseph Quartet
Mar
2
9:00 pm21:00

Dennis Joseph Quartet

  • Cavatappo Grill

A mainstay of the New York City music scene for over 20 years, Dennis Joseph, sax & clarinet, has performed with artists ranging from Pierre Boulez to Ashford & Simpson and has been featured on the Broadway Stage as Benny Goodman. In addition to leading his own band, Dennis currently performs regularly with Vince Giordano & the Nightwawks, with whom he appeared on NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien, the soundtrack to Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator, and the current documentary “There’s a Future in the Past,” and is a member of the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony.  Dennis has also been heard at jazz, solo and chamber music recitals throughout the metropolitan area including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, The Concert Space at Beethoven Pianos, 92Y and conducted at Avery Fischer Hall and Symphony Space.

Sam Raderman Quartet “Album Release”
Feb
28
8:00 pm20:00

Sam Raderman Quartet “Album Release”

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Since arriving on the New York Jazz scene in 2007, Sam Raderman has performed at many of the City’s top jazz venues including Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Midsummer Night Swing Festival, Fat Cat and The Blue Note. In addition to his many other performances, Sam maintained weekly residences at Smalls and Smoke Jazz Club for over two years. He holds a B.A. in Jazz Performance from Berklee College of Music and an M.A. in Jazz Studies from NYU. While there, his mentors included John D. Thomas, Peter Bernstein, Randy Johnston, Ralph Lalama and John Scofield.

Gabrielle Stravelli, Saturday Brunch
Feb
25
12:00 pm12:00

Gabrielle Stravelli, Saturday Brunch

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Award-winning vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli has garnered critical acclaim and a loyal following through her original songs and her unique take on material from the New American songbook as well as classic standards by artists as varied as Pink Floyd and Duke Ellington, Dolly Parton and Johnny Mercer. A trained actor, Gabrielle has a soulful sensitivity for the story in the lyric and was called “a powerhouse of individual expression” by David Finkle of The Village Voice.

No cover.

Jason Tiemann Trio
Feb
23
9:00 pm21:00

Jason Tiemann Trio

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Jason Tiemann is a New York City based jazz drummer, where he maintains a busy schedule as a freelance performer and educator. Admittedly drawing influence from the great(s) Philly Joe Jones, Tony Williams, Elvin Jones and Billy Higgins, Tiemann is quickly forging his musical voice on the New York scene by fusing his depth of historical foundation with crisp technique and propulsive, intuitive swing.

Tiemann previously taught at the University of Louisville for 12 years as professor of jazz drums and percussion. Additionally, he has been an artist/clinician for the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops since 1998. Before moving to NYC, he was an active component of the Midwest Jazz community where he was in constant demand throughout the region as a performer and educator and was afforded the opportunity to accompany numerous jazz luminaries.

$10 cover.

Jazz Jam Session hosted by Mike Sailors
Feb
21
8:00 pm20:00

Jazz Jam Session hosted by Mike Sailors

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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.

$5 Cover.

Gabrielle Stravelli, Saturday Brunch
Feb
18
12:00 pm12:00

Gabrielle Stravelli, Saturday Brunch

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Award-winning vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli has garnered critical acclaim and a loyal following through her original songs and her unique take on material from the New American songbook as well as classic standards by artists as varied as Pink Floyd and Duke Ellington, Dolly Parton and Johnny Mercer. A trained actor, Gabrielle has a soulful sensitivity for the story in the lyric and was called “a powerhouse of individual expression” by David Finkle of The Village Voice.

No cover.

The Vari-tones
Feb
16
9:00 pm21:00

The Vari-tones

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At 24 years old, Nicholas Myers is an up and coming New York based saxophonist, composer, and reed player. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii but started his musical journey in Pullman, Washington when he began playing the piano at age 5. He first learned about the magic of jazz and the saxophone when he started playing alto in the 6th grade school band. It was at this point that Nick’s grandfather began to teach him the old standards by playing them on the piano and showing his grandson the old recordings. Starting his first band in high school, he has been leading gigs and recordings ever since. Upon receiving his first tenor saxophone at age 16, Nick realized there were other voices in the world of music. He has since then taken up the study of flute, clarinet and harmonica.

$10 cover.

Gabrielle Stravelli Trio
Feb
14
8:00 pm20:00

Gabrielle Stravelli Trio

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Award-winning vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli has garnered critical acclaim and a loyal following through her original songs and her unique take on material from the New American songbook as well as classic standards by artists as varied as Pink Floyd and Duke Ellington, Dolly Parton and Johnny Mercer. A trained actor, Gabrielle has a soulful sensitivity for the story in the lyric and was called “a powerhouse of individual expression” by David Finkle of The Village Voice.

$10 cover.

Gabrielle Stravelli, Saturday Brunch
Feb
11
12:00 pm12:00

Gabrielle Stravelli, Saturday Brunch

  • Cavatappo Grill

Award-winning vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli has garnered critical acclaim and a loyal following through her original songs and her unique take on material from the New American songbook as well as classic standards by artists as varied as Pink Floyd and Duke Ellington, Dolly Parton and Johnny Mercer. A trained actor, Gabrielle has a soulful sensitivity for the story in the lyric and was called “a powerhouse of individual expression” by David Finkle of The Village Voice.

No cover.

Mafalda Minnozzi & Paul Ricci
Feb
9
9:00 pm21:00

Mafalda Minnozzi & Paul Ricci

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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".

$10 cover.

Gabrielle Stravelli, Saturday Brunch
Feb
4
12:00 pm12:00

Gabrielle Stravelli, Saturday Brunch

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Award-winning vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli has garnered critical acclaim and a loyal following through her original songs and her unique take on material from the New American songbook as well as classic standards by artists as varied as Pink Floyd and Duke Ellington, Dolly Parton and Johnny Mercer. A trained actor, Gabrielle has a soulful sensitivity for the story in the lyric and was called “a powerhouse of individual expression” by David Finkle of The Village Voice.

No cover.

Pasquale Grasso
Feb
2
9:00 pm21:00

Pasquale Grasso

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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.

$10 cover.

Mike Sailors Quartet
Jan
31
8:00 pm20:00

Mike Sailors Quartet

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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.

$10 cover.

John Dokes Quintet
Jan
26
9:00 pm21:00

John Dokes Quintet

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Vocalist John Dokes has stepped into the spotlight at the dawn of a revival and new decade of the Big Band era putting a fresh spin on swinging jazz music with veteran bandleader George Gee, and renowned jazz trombonist David Gibson. He uses his smooth baritone voice to perform in big band and jazz genres. Singing a mixture of blues, ballads, popular songs, and jazz standards, his musical influences include Nat King Cole, Joe Williams, Mark Murphy, Jon Hendricks, Jimmy Rushing and Frank Sinatra. 

$10 cover.

Caleb Curtis Trio
Jan
19
9:00 pm21:00

Caleb Curtis Trio

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New York based, Ann Arbor (MI) born, musician Caleb Curtis has shown himself to be an engaging and entertaining saxophonist and composer. His original compositions are informed by a wide swath of the jazz tradition, at times introspective, brash and melodic. Legendary pianist Mulgrew Miller said “Caleb has a wonderful, singing, projecting sound. To me, that’s the ultimate for a horn player.” Neighborhood (Ropeadope Records), the recently released debut album from the Brooklyn based collective Walking Distance, has been met with critical acclaim.

$10 cover.

Jazz Jam Session, Hosted by Mike Sailors
Jan
17
8:00 pm20:00

Jazz Jam Session, Hosted by Mike Sailors

  • Cavatappo Grill

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.

$5 Cover.

Ralph Lalama Quartet
Jan
12
9:00 pm21:00

Ralph Lalama Quartet

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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.

$10 cover.

Ken Peplowski
Jan
10
8:00 pm20:00

Ken Peplowski

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Ken, and his trumpet-playing brother Ted, made many local radio and TV appearances and played for Polish dances and weddings virtually every weekend all through high-school. “That’s where I learned to improvise, ‘fake’ songs, learn about chord changes, etc.- it’s exactly like learning to swim by being thrown into the water!”

By the time Ken was in his early teens, he was experimenting with jazz by playing in the school “stage” bands, and also by jamming with many of the local jazz musicians. “By the time I hit high school, I was teaching at the local music store, playing in our family band, and playing jazz gigs around town while still getting up early every day for school.”

After a year of college, Ken joined the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra under the direction of Buddy Morrow. “Buddy heard me with my quartet at a Cleveland jazz festival along with Teddy Wilson’s trio and the Dorsey band, and made an offer right then and there for me to not only play lead alto, but to have a feature spot on the clarinet with the rhythm section. It was a great ‘road-school’ – we learned the discipline that goes with playing one-nighters every day for 48 weeks out of the year, and Buddy was a great, very generous bandleader.”

Read more about Ken here.