Dennis Joseph Trio
Jun
27
9:00 pm21:00

Dennis Joseph Trio

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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.

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Donald Vega Trio
Jun
29
9:00 pm21:00

Donald Vega Trio

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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. 

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Roger Lent
Jul
3
7:00 pm19:00

Roger Lent

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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. 

Roger Lent
Jul
10
7:00 pm19:00

Roger Lent

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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. 

Jay Leonhart
Jul
11
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.

Bucky Pizzarelli
Jul
12
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...

Roger Lent
Jul
17
7:00 pm19:00

Roger Lent

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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. 

Jam Session with Mike Sailors
Jul
18
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.

Marianne Sollivan Trio
Jul
20
9:00 pm21:00

Marianne Sollivan Trio

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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."

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...

Roger Lent
Jul
24
7:00 pm19:00

Roger Lent

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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. 

Dennis Joseph Quartet
Jul
25
9:00 pm21:00

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.

 

 

Jon Erik Kellso Quartet
Jul
27
9:00 pm21:00

Jon Erik Kellso Quartet

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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.

Roger Lent
Jul
31
7:00 pm19:00

Roger Lent

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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. 

David Gibson Quintet
Aug
3
9:00 pm21:00

David Gibson Quintet

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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

Roger Lent
Aug
7
7:00 pm19:00

Roger Lent

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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. 

Nick Myers & The Varitones
Aug
10
9:00 pm21:00

Nick Myers & The Varitones

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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.

Roger Lent
Aug
14
7:00 pm19:00

Roger Lent

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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. 

Jam Session hosted by Mike Sailors
Aug
15
8:00 pm20:00

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.

Ron Wilkins Quartet
Aug
17
9:00 pm21:00

Ron Wilkins Quartet

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New York City based musician Ron Wilkins has been performing on tenor and bass trombones, euphonium, tuba, bass trumpet and vocals for over forty years. He has performed at the highest levels touring around the world with his own groups as well as premiere artists. He runs his own New York City big band alongside trombonist Rebecca Patterson which features their writing and includes some of New York City's premiere musicians.

Roger Lent
Aug
21
7:00 pm19:00

Roger Lent

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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. 

Emily Braden Trio
Aug
24
8:00 pm20:00

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. 

Winner of New York City’s prestigious "Best of the Best" Jazzmobile Vocal Competition, Braden’s signature sound is an effortless blend of jazz and soul. Her knock-out debut album Soul Walk is composed of high-energy originals and "flipped-out" jazz standards.  Producer Misha Piatigorsky says, “As a singer, Emily has no boundaries. She gives me goose bumps.” Braden has performed as a headliner at NYC venues such as the Blue Note Jazz Club (Late Night Groove Series), Nublu, Smalls Jazz Club, Zinc Bar, The Kitano and the Iridium Jazz Club as well as on international stages.  She recently completed a weekly residency at Richard Bona's Club Bonafide in New York City with guitarist Richard Padrón.  Braden's versatility and infectious energy make her a highly sought after collaborator and special guest.  She is the lead vocalist and lyricist for the twenty plus member Sketchy Orkestra and works regularly with her band Double Bass, Double Voice, Oliver Swain's Big Machine and saxophonist Matt Parker. 

In April 2014, Braden was selected by the US Embassy to travel to Burkina Faso, West Africa as part of the Arts Envoy program.  The Emily Braden Quartet closed out the Jazz a Ouaga Festival with a standing ovation. This past fall she headlined a weekend of performances at Club Esse in Moscow, Russia with trumpeter Vitaly Golovnev. This past December, her love for groove and percussion led her to Cuba where she performed and studied with local musicians putting her Masters degree in Spanish to good use.  

Source: Emilybraden.com

Roger Lent
Aug
28
7:00 pm19:00

Roger Lent

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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. 

Dennis Joseph Quartet
Aug
29
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.

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Roger Lent
Sep
4
7:00 pm19:00

Roger Lent

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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. 

Ralph Lalama Quartet
Sep
7
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.

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/

Roger Lent
Sep
11
7:00 pm19:00

Roger Lent

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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. 

Gabrielle Stravelli Trio
Sep
14
9:00 pm21:00

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.

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

Roger Lent
Sep
18
7:00 pm19:00

Roger Lent

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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. 

Jam Session hosted by Mike Sailors
Sep
19
8:00 pm20:00

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.

Nicky Parrot Trio
Sep
21
9:00 pm21:00

Nicky Parrot Trio

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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.

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Roger Lent
Sep
25
7:00 pm19:00

Roger Lent

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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. 

Dennis Joseph Quartet
Sep
26
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.

 

 

Vinny Raniolo & Frank Vignola
Oct
3
8:00 pm20:00

Vinny Raniolo & Frank Vignola

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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.”

Bucky Pizzarelli Trio
Oct
10
6:00 pm18:00

Bucky Pizzarelli Trio

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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.

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

Cydney Halpin & Bucky Pizzarelli
Oct
17
6:00 pm18:00

Cydney Halpin & 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.

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


Roger Lent
Jun
26
7:00 pm19:00

Roger Lent

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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. 

Jam Session with Mike Sailors
Jun
20
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.

$5 cover.

Roger Lent
Jun
19
7:00 pm19:00

Roger Lent

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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.

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.

$10 cover. 

Stuart Mack Trio
Jun
13
8:00 pm20:00

Stuart Mack Trio

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Stuart Mack, recent winner of the 2015 International Trumpet Guild Jazz competition is quickly making a name for himself and his New York City based band, The Mack Four. Having played music for over eleven years, Mack has received high honors such as: placing 2nd in the National Trumpet Competition (Jazz Division), being a finalist for the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Competition, being selected to compete in the Keep An Eye International Jazz Award in Amsterdam, NE, and being recognized as a Yamaha Young Performing Artist.

$10 cover. 

Roger Lent
Jun
12
7:00 pm19:00

Roger Lent

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

John Dokes Quintet
Jun
8
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 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. 

$10 cover. 

Roger Lent
Jun
5
7:00 pm19:00

Roger Lent

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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. 

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

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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.

Roger Lent
May
29
7:00 pm19:00

Roger Lent

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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. 

Marianne Solivan
May
23
8:00 pm20:00

Marianne Solivan

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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."

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." 

Roger Lent
May
22
7:00 pm19:00

Roger Lent

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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. 

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).

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.

Roger Lent
May
15
7:00 pm19:00

Roger Lent

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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. 

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.

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.

Roger Lent
May
8
7:00 pm19:00

Roger Lent

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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. 

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.

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.

Roger Lent
May
1
7:00 pm19:00

Roger Lent

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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. 

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.

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. 

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.

Ed Laub Trio
Apr
20
9:00 pm21:00

Ed Laub Trio

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Ed Laub is a locally renowned guitarist and vocalist whose style has been compared to a blend of Kenny Rankin, Chet Baker and James Taylor all being accompanied by Bucky Pizzarelli.  Ed says, “ that’s not bad company to be associated with. They were amongst the artists to whom I listened to and was most influenced by.  I guess I would say I am honored with that comparison” 
Because of Ed’s talent as an accompanist and the fact that he is one of the more accomplished 7 String guitarists, he is sought after by many of the top guitarists in the NYC metropolitan area to back them up and adds a pianistic style that makes a duo sound more like a trio.  Focusing mostly on the American Songbook genre Ed also loves to perform the great Brazilian classics using a nylon 7 string guitar.

 

 

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.