Roger Lent
Aug
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

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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Dennis Joseph Quartet
Aug
29
8:00pm 8:00pm

Dennis Joseph Quartet

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.

$10 cover.

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Lew Tabackin Trio
Aug
31
9:00pm 9:00pm

Lew Tabackin Trio

Lew Tabackin, flutist and tenor saxophonist, is an artist of astonishing vision. His electrifying flute playing is at once virtuosic, primordial, cross-cultural, and passionate. His distinctive tenor sax style includes the use of wide intervals, abrupt changes of mood and tempo, and purposeful fervor, all in the service of showing the full range of possibilities of his instrument - melodically, rhythmically, and dynamically. Without copying or emulating jazz greats of the past, Mr. Tabackin has absorbed elements into his style, ultimately creating his own sound and aura...

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Roger Lent
Sep
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

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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Ralph Lalama Quartet
Sep
7
9:00pm 9:00pm

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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Roger Lent
Sep
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

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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Gabrielle Stravelli Trio
Sep
14
9:00pm 9:00pm

Gabrielle Stravelli Trio

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.

Gabrielle recently headlined the 2016 Eleuthera All That Jazz Festival in Eleuthera, Bahamas as well as headlining an international tour sponsored by the US State Department's American Music Abroad program for 2015/2016. Out of hundreds of applicants, the Gabrielle Stravelli Ensemble was one of just 10 bands sent around the world to foster cultural diplomacy through music. The tour took her to Moldova, Azerbaijan, Slovenia and Malta, where her quartet taught workshops and masterclasses during the day and performed concerts at night. In the fall of 2015 she premiered a new song cycle, Rooms of Light, written by world-renowned jazz pianist, Fred Hersch with lyrics by award-winning poet Mary Jo Salter. That project was proceeded by a run of solo shows at Feinstein's/54 Below which won her her second rave review from the New York Times.

"Ms. Stravelli’s emotional intelligence coincides with a phenomenal voice that she wielded with an easygoing confidence and impeccable taste." - Stephen Holden, New York Times.

Source: GabrielleStravelli.com

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Roger Lent
Sep
18
7:00pm 7:00pm

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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Jam Session hosted by Mike Sailors
Sep
19
8:00pm 8:00pm

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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Nicky Parrot Trio
Sep
21
9:00pm 9:00pm

Nicky Parrot Trio

Born in Newcastle, Australia, Nicki started her musical training at age four with the piano, followed by the flute, soon after. Nicki switched to double bass at the age of 15. 

After graduating high school she moved to Sydney to study jazz at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music where she began to play with Australian musicians such as Mike Nock, Dale Barlow, Paul Grabowsky, Bernie McGann, and Ten Part Invention. She also toured Australia with Russian musicians Daniel Kramer and Alexander Fischer and American trumpeters Bobby Shew and Chuck Findley. She continued her studies with various bassists including visiting artists Ray Brown and John Clayton.

$10 cover.

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Roger Lent
Sep
25
7:00pm 7:00pm

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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Dennis Joseph Quartet
Sep
26
8:00pm 8:00pm

Dennis Joseph Quartet

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.

 

 

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Vinny Raniolo & Frank Vignola
Oct
3
8:00pm 8:00pm

Vinny Raniolo & Frank Vignola

Frank Vignola is one of the most extraordinary guitarist performing before public today. His stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world's top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul.

Vinny Raniolo is best known for his accompanying skills and is a very high demand rhythm guitarist. His dynamic playing has taken him to 14 countries on three continents (and still growing), and he has performed in some of the world's most illustrious venues, including the Sydney Opera House in Australia, The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, New York's Lincoln Center and the world's oldest indoor concert hall, Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Italy -

Drawing on more than 500 years of classic songs, Vignola and Raniolo
create unique, sometimes intense and often quite beautiful
arrangements of these familiar and beloved songs. Frank and Vinny describe
the essence of their music in clear and straightforward terms: “There is
nothing more satisfying to our ears than two guitars performing a
beautiful song. As a duo we seek out beautiful songs and melodies
spanning hundreds of years and try to create a uniquely fresh version.”

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Simona de Rosa Trio
Oct
5
9:00pm 9:00pm

Simona de Rosa Trio

Simona De Rosa is an award-winning singer, composer, educator. Having released two albums as a leader and appearing on numerous albums, she has established herself in the NY jazz scene and continues touring internationally. 
Born in Napoli, Italy, Simona De Rosa started to play piano at the age of 10. As a teenager she discovered her voice and started singing different types of music from classical to pop and soon become fascinated by jazz and the thrilling possibilities of spontaneous improvisation. 
While studying geology in Napoli, Simona already had the chance to work with many bands ranging from a duo to big bands. After graduating from Federico II in 2008, Simona moved to New York, and has been living there and in Italy since then. During the time in New York, she was also enrolled at Queens College where she developed her skills in arranging and performance. She was offered to travel with her projects gracing several stages in USA and Europe also as opening act such as Louis Prima jr. Simona joined the Duke Ellington Sacred Concerts conducted by Randal Keith Horton and was invited to sing many times at the prestigious Friars Club in Manhattan by the actor/singer Dominic Chianese. Simona is also very close to her roots in the USA, organizing events for the italian-american community with the traditional neapolitan music. She was awarded by Ed. Mangano for her spirit of leadership and dedication to the italian-american community. Now she is working on her third album with the finest musicians on the New York jazz scene. 

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Bucky Pizzarelli Trio
Oct
10
6:00pm 6:00pm

Bucky Pizzarelli Trio

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.

Pizzarelli began his professional career at 17 when he joined the Vaughn Monroe dance band in 1944. Near the end of World War II, while in Austria as an infantryman fulfilling wartime military service for the Army, Pizzarelli was absent from Monroe's band (though he rejoined the outfit in 1946 and played for another five years with them). While in the military, he played in an unauthorized dance band.

In 1952 Pizzarelli became a staff musician for NBC, playing with Skitch Henderson. In 1964, he became a member of the Tonight Show Band on the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. During his time spent performing for the Tonight Show, he accompanied guest bands and musicians playing through a variety of musical genres, including playing with Tiny Tim (after tuning the performer's ukulele) on the day that Tiny Tim married Miss Vicki on Carson's show. While not a big fan of rock and roll, he performed seven hits with Dion and the Belmonts. George Barnes solo on Connie Francis's Lipstick on Your Collar has been described as " the greatest pop rock 'n' roll guitar solo of all time".

From 1956–1957, Pizzarelli, using the stage name "Johnny Buck," performed with the Three Suns pop music trio. He toured several times with Benny Goodman until Goodman's death in 1986. The following year he and guitarist George Barnes formed a duo and recorded two albums, including a live performance in August, 1971 at the Town Hall for the Guitar Album on Columbia Records. Beginning in the 1970s, Pizzarelli began recording as a leader, performing many tributes to musicians of the 1930s era. He has performed at the White House in Washington, D.C. with artists such as Benny Goodman, two performances for President Ronald Reagan and one for President Bill Clinton. He also played a private birthday party for former First Lady Pat Nixon at her home.

"Jersey Jazz Guitars" was the name of a 1985 concert held at the Rutgers University Nicholas Music Center in New Brunswick. The ticket featured Pizzarelli, Les Paul, Tal Farlow, and Pizzarelli's son, John. The concert was aired on New Jersey's public radio station as part of their three-part New Jersey Summerfare Series. Pizzarelli and Les Paul had performed together before with one another, as they were neighbors and friends. The show aired for one hour in August 1985, with son John adding his vocals on two selections.

Source: Wikipedia.com

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Vanessa Racci Trio
Oct
12
9:00pm 9:00pm

Vanessa Racci Trio

The 1950s through the ‘70s were a golden age of Italian-American male crooners—Vic Damone, Dean Martin, Al Martino, Jimmy Roselli, Sergio Franchi, Jerry Vale—who honored the Italian popular song, with all its lush melody and openhearted sentiment. But for Vanessa Racci, who grew up in a Neopolitan-descended, Italian-American family in Thornwood, New York, the queen of that repertoire was Connie Francis. “She was always my idol. She has a cry in her voice that is characteristic of Neopolitan singers; you can feel the emotion and the authenticity.”

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Jam Session hosted by Mike Sailors
Oct
17
8:00pm 8:00pm

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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Cydney Halpin & Bucky Pizzarelli
Oct
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

Cydney Halpin & Bucky Pizzarelli

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.

Pizzarelli began his professional career at 17 when he joined the Vaughn Monroe dance band in 1944. Near the end of World War II, while in Austria as an infantryman fulfilling wartime military service for the Army, Pizzarelli was absent from Monroe's band (though he rejoined the outfit in 1946 and played for another five years with them). While in the military, he played in an unauthorized dance band.

In 1952 Pizzarelli became a staff musician for NBC, playing with Skitch Henderson. In 1964, he became a member of the Tonight Show Band on the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. During his time spent performing for the Tonight Show, he accompanied guest bands and musicians playing through a variety of musical genres, including playing with Tiny Tim (after tuning the performer's ukulele) on the day that Tiny Tim married Miss Vicki on Carson's show. While not a big fan of rock and roll, he performed seven hits with Dion and the Belmonts. George Barnes solo on Connie Francis's Lipstick on Your Collar has been described as " the greatest pop rock 'n' roll guitar solo of all time".

From 1956–1957, Pizzarelli, using the stage name "Johnny Buck," performed with the Three Suns pop music trio. He toured several times with Benny Goodman until Goodman's death in 1986. The following year he and guitarist George Barnes formed a duo and recorded two albums, including a live performance in August, 1971 at the Town Hall for the Guitar Album on Columbia Records. Beginning in the 1970s, Pizzarelli began recording as a leader, performing many tributes to musicians of the 1930s era. He has performed at the White House in Washington, D.C. with artists such as Benny Goodman, two performances for President Ronald Reagan and one for President Bill Clinton. He also played a private birthday party for former First Lady Pat Nixon at her home.

"Jersey Jazz Guitars" was the name of a 1985 concert held at the Rutgers University Nicholas Music Center in New Brunswick. The ticket featured Pizzarelli, Les Paul, Tal Farlow, and Pizzarelli's son, John. The concert was aired on New Jersey's public radio station as part of their three-part New Jersey Summerfare Series. Pizzarelli and Les Paul had performed together before with one another, as they were neighbors and friends. The show aired for one hour in August 1985, with son John adding his vocals on two selections.

Source: Wikipedia.com

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Rossano Sportiello Trio
Oct
24
8:00pm 8:00pm

Rossano Sportiello Trio

Award-winning jazz pianist Rossano Sportiello was born in Vigevano, Italy on 1 June 1974. He began studying piano at the age of 9 under the tutelage of Italian classical pianist Carlo Villa and continued until his graduation in classical piano from the Conservatory in 1996. At 16, he was performing professionally at jazz venues in the Milan area, and in 1992, he joined one of Europe’s historic jazz bands, the “Milano Jazz Gang” touring with the group throughout Italy and West Europe until the end of 2000. That same year, Rossano met legendary jazz pianist and educator, Barry Harris, who became a mentor and good friend. Mr. Harris has touted Rossano as “the best stride piano player” he has ever heard.

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Pasquale Grasso Quartet
Oct
26
9:00pm 9:00pm

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.
Barry Harris, the world-renowned jazz educator and bebop piano master, became an extraordinary influence when Pasquale attended his jazz workshop in Switzerland during the summer of 1998. Harris, contemporary of Miles Davis, Sonny Stitt, and Cannonball Adderley, took Pasquale and his brother, Luigi, under his wing. Over the span of the next 5 years, the Grasso brothers became pillars of Harris’ international workshops and were quickly promoted from mere attendees to instructors for the other students. Pasquale was named Harris' guitar teaching assistant and for the last ten years he has conducted workshops in Italy, Switzerland, France, Spain, Holland, and Slovenia.
In 2008, Pasquale pursued classical guitar studies in the Music Conservatory of Bologna under Professor Walter Zanetti. During his time at the conservatory, Grasso developed a new approach to the guitar, combining classical tradition with Chuck Wayne's modern technique.
In 2012, he moved to New York City and quickly made a name for himself in the city's vibrant jazz scene. Grasso became part of the Ari Roland Quartet and the Chris Byars Quartet, performing in clubs, music festivals, and recording in the studio regularly. Later that year, Pasquale was named a Jazz Ambassador with the US Embassy, going on to tour extensively across Europe, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Cyprus, Lithuania, and Ukraine, among others.
Despite his young age, Grasso has performed with many leading musicians of the international jazz scene such as: Barry Harris, Charles Davis, Freddie Redd, Frank Wess, Leroy Williams, Ray Drummond, Murray Wall, Steve Grossman, Tardo Hammer, Jimmy Wormworth, John Mosca, Sacha Perry, Ari Roland, Luigi Grasso, Chris Byars, Zaid Nasser, Bucky Pizzarelli, China Moses, Harry Allen Quartet, Grant Stewart, Stepko Gut, Nicolas Dary, Dado Moroni, Agostino di Giorgio, Michel Pastre Big Band, Gianni Basso Big Band, Joe Cohn, Oscar Zenari, and Luca Pisani.
Pasquale’s guitar was expertly crafted for him by long time friend and luthier, Bryant Trenier. Trenier Guitars is located in Suffern, New York.

Pasquale Grasso guitar.
Stefano Doglioni bass clarinet.
Ari Roland bass.
Keith Balla drums.

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Dennis Joseph Quartet
Oct
31
8:00pm 8:00pm

Dennis Joseph Quartet

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.

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Sam Raderman Trio
Nov
2
9:00pm 9:00pm

Sam Raderman Trio

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.

As well as leading his own groups, Sam works as a sideman with many of NYC’s top jazz artists. In 2014, he recorded all of the guitar and banjo parts for The Hot Sardines’ debut album, which was released by Decca Records. He recently joined them again to record their second album with Decca.

Sam is also a dedicated jazz educator. Since 2009, he has held an adjunct faculty position at SUNY Westchester Community College where he teaches courses in Guitar, Jazz History, Music Theory and Music Appreciation.

Sam is very excited to announce that he has just completed his debut album with the Sam Raderman Quartet. Entitled, “With Great Pleasure,” it features Aaron Kimmel on drums, Dave Baron on bass and Ray Gallo on piano.

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Jonny King Trio
Aug
22
8:00pm 8:00pm

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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Roger Lent
Aug
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

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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Kat Gang Trio
Aug
17
9:00pm 9:00pm

Kat Gang Trio

Her entire life, Kat has been soul-searching and exploring the world with her ear tuned to music in the air. She has traveled and worked widely – Asia, Africa, the Pacific, Europe, North America and the Atlantic – and continues to seek influences and audiences abroad.

As an actress Kat is compelling and authentic, visually engaging and emotionally sensitive. With the professional conservatory training received at Tisch’s unique network of studios, she brings depth to characters from Sondheim to Chekov to Rogers and Hart. Kat has a profound understanding of theatrical studies ranging from avant-garde to Broadway; from classical texts to modern American drama.

Kat’s voice, a four octave instrument, comes from a place deep within that touches love, loneliness, longing, and wonder. Revealing the superb vocal finesse and agility for which she is known, Kat can sound vulnerable, omnipotent, saucy, or madly in love. Listen for the intensity in her whispers, the power behind her belts, and her playfulness with words and melodies. Fall in love with her incomparable voice, her vivacious spirit, and her exceptional music.

Source: KatGang.net

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Jam Session hosted by Mike Sailors
Aug
15
8:00pm 8:00pm

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
Aug
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

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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Nick Myers & The Varitones
Aug
10
9:00pm 9:00pm

Nick Myers & The Varitones

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.

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Roger Lent
Aug
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

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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David Gibson Quintet
Aug
3
9:00pm 9:00pm

David 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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Roger Lent
Jul
31
7:00pm 7:00pm

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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Jon Erik Kellso Quartet
Jul
27
9:00pm 9:00pm

Jon Erik Kellso Quartet

 

JON ERIK KELLSO QUARTET 

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.

In '88 Jon-Erik joined James Dapogny's Chicago Jazz Band with whom he's made appearances throughout North America, concertized on PBS TV, and recorded extensively.

Since moving to New York City in 1989 to join Vince Giordano's Nighthawks, Jon has enjoyed performing and recording with the likes of Ralph Sutton, Dan Barrett, Howard Alden, Marty Grosz, Milt Hinton, Bob Haggart, Dick Hyman, Catherine Russell, Linda Ronstadt, Leon Redbone, Levon Helm, Wynton Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon, Ken Peplowski, Bob Wilbur, and Kenny Davern.

Recent engagements include a week in Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola with Wynton Marsalis celebrating Louis Armstrong's Hot 5s and 7s; leading the EarRegulars at the Detroit Jazz Fest and Moab Music Fest; various appearances on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" live Public Radio International show, including a live cinecast to movie theaters everywhere with Elvis Costello; several jazz fest at sea cruises; concerts at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. with John Lithgow; tours of the U.S. and Japan with Ken Peplowski's Kingdom of Swing big band; annual appearances in jazz clubs and festivals in New Orleans; and jazz parties, festivals, and concerts all over the world.

At home in New York City Kellso has been leading The EarRegulars featuring guitarist Matt Munisteri and various guest artists at the Ear Inn on Sunday nights since 2007. On Mondays and Tuesdays Jon plays with Vince Giordano's Nighthawks at Iguana on West 54th Street. Aside from these steadies, Jon can also be seen performing at all the great NYC venues, including Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Birdland, the Blue Note, the Iridium, the Jazz Standard, Small's, etc. 

Jon-Erik can be heard on several television and movie soundtracks, including “Ghost World,” "The Aviator," "The Good Shepherd," and "Revolutionary Road" with Vince Giordano's Nighthawks. He was on screen in "Revolutionary Road," and can also be seen and heard in the current HBO series, "Boardwalk Empire."

Jon is on well over a hundred CDs, including five as a leader and three with Ruby Braff. Jon pays tribute to Braff on his "Remembering Ruby" CD, on Gen-Erik Records. His latest Arbors release, "Blue Roof Blues: A Love Letter to New Orleans," is dedicated to Jon's friends in the Crescent City and all those affected by Hurricane Katrina.

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Dennis Joseph Quartet
Jul
25
9:00pm 9:00pm

Dennis Joseph Quartet

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.

 

 

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Roger Lent
Jul
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

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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Marianne Sollivan Trio
Jul
20
9:00pm 9:00pm

Marianne Sollivan Trio

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."

It is that same simplicity of statement with its intrinsic honesty that characterizes Solivan’s style. The infallible swing of Ella, the daring of Betty Carter, the matter-of factness of Carmen McCrae…They can all be found in the voice of Marianne Solivan, whom trumpeter Jeremy Pelt has called “the modern-day paradigm to which all singers should aspire." 

It is no coincidence that the 2009 Jazzmobile Vocal Competition finalist has graced recital halls, jam sessions and club stages with such noted musicians as Roy Hargrove, Steve Lacy, Jeremy Pelt, Ray Gallon (Ron Carter, Lionel Hampton, T.S. Monk), Ugonna Ukegwo (Tom Harrell, Jacky Terrason) and Jane Monheit’s sidemen Neal Minor and Michael Kanan...

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Jam Session with Mike Sailors
Jul
18
8:00pm 8:00pm

Jam Session with 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
Jul
17
7:00pm 7:00pm

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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Bucky Pizzarelli
Jul
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

Bucky Pizzarelli

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...

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Jay Leonhart
Jul
11
8:00pm 8:00pm

Jay Leonhart

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.

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Roger Lent
Jul
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

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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Roger Lent
Jul
3
7:00pm 7:00pm

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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Donald Vega Trio
Jun
29
9:00pm 9:00pm

Donald Vega Trio

Donald Vega was trained classically in piano in his native Nicaragua. He emigrated to the United States at age 14 and found a musical home with the Colburn School of Performing Arts. He began his studies there in classical piano with Teresa de Jong Pombo and Dr. Louis Lepley. Vega began learning the language of jazz from mentor Billy Higgins at The World Stage and continued at CSPA with Jeffrey Lavner, then later with bassist John Clayton at the University of Southern California. He went on to graduate from Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School where he studied with piano great, Kenny Barron. Vega currently performs internationally as the pianist for world renowned bassist Ron Carter’s Golden Striker Trio. Mr. Vega also sits on the board of BackCountry Jazz, a non-profit organization which provides music education programs and performances to under privileged youth.
Vega’s debut album, Tomorrows, was released in 2008 to rave reviews. In his sophomore album, Spiritual Nature (Resonance Records, 2012), he was joined by the regal rhythm tandem of bassist Christian McBride and drummer Lewis Nash. Vega's teams up again with Lewis Nash on his latest album, With Respect to Monty, (Resonance Records, 2015). Joining Vega and Nash is the great bassist and former Monty Alexander band member, Hassan Shakur and long time friend and grammynominated artist, Anthony Wilson on guitar.

Source: www.donaldvega.com. 

$10 cover.

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Dennis Joseph Trio
Jun
27
9:00pm 9:00pm

Dennis Joseph Trio

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.

$10 cover.

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Roger Lent
Jun
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

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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Jam Session with Mike Sailors
Jun
20
8:00pm 8:00pm

Jam Session with 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.

$5 cover.

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Roger Lent
Jun
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

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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