Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend – August 9-August 11 – City Guide NY

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NYC is filled with blues and jazz clubs, and City Guide’s got all the best weekend shows in one place. Get your groove at some of New York City’s most famed establishments, including the likes of Blue Note Jazz Club, the Jazz Standard, the Village Vanguard and Terra Blues.

Spectrum: Jazz & Contemporary Summer Performance – Symphony Space
Through August 09, 201 – New York

The Joffrey Ballet School Jazz & Contemporary Summer Intensive 2019 is proud to present SPECTRUM, the culmination of another successful summer of dance in New York City. Our annual performance, held once again at Symphony Space, is a fast-paced, eclectic, music video-like spectacular with works created by Tony and Emmy nominated choreographers, as well as notable and emerging New York City-based artists. SPECTRUM, the NYC Jazz & Contemporary program is the flagship Jazz & Contemporary dance intensive worldwide. Under the artistic direction of Angelica Stiskin, the program offers the classical techniques of ballet and modern, along with the neoclassical derivatives of contemporary, improv, hip hop, theater dance, and much more. Spanning the worlds of both concert and commercial dance, dancers explore new ideas of movement and artistic excellence, harvesting a love of dance within versatility.

The Prodigals – Paddy Reilly’s Music Bar
August 09, 2019 – New York

The Prodigals blend Celtic traditional musical roots with modern rhythms. Gregory Grene (songwriter, accordion, vocals) leads the band, ever Friday @Paddy’s (when not touring throughout New York and the US). Their recent album “Brothers” features additional vocals by Dave Fahy and includes Alex Grene (violin), Andrew Harkin (bass), and Brian Tracey (drums).

Jd Allen After-Hours – Smalls
August 09, 2019 – New York

Hailed by the New York Times as “a tenor saxophonist with an enigmatic, elegant and hard-driving style,” J.D.

Davi Vieira – Club Bonafide
August 09, 2019 – New York

Davi Vieira was born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, studied percussion, capoeira and dance.

Pajama Party – Shooting Star Dance Center
August 09, 2019 – Milford

Does a nice quiet night out sound like a dream come true? Conversation can flow, you can fully chew your food and enjoy some adult conversation without being interrupted all the while knowing your children are having the time of their lives. They will enjoy a pizza dinner followed by obstacle courses, crafts, a movie and so much more!

Nicholas Payton – Blue Note
August 09, 2019 – New York

Since 1994 when Nicholas Payton made his recording debut as a leader with “From This Moment,” the trumpeter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer has been lauded as one of the leading voices in jazz. Even though he started out as a “young lion,” one of the new generation guardians of the swing and bebop flames, the 45-year-old Payton has devoted himself to discovering sounds outside of strict traditional confines. Having grown up in a family and community of musicians in New Orleans, Payton has built his unique voice by melding a post-bop foundation, a heavy emphasis on groove, a soulful history, and various experimental elements. In addition to collaborating with an eclectic group of contemporary artists — Trey Anastasio, Ray Charles, Daniel Lanois, Dr. John, Jill Scott, and Allen Toussaint, among them — Payton is credited on over 120 recordings and had his music featured in film and television productions including Robert Altman’s “Kansas City,” HBO’s “Treme,” and “The Americans” on FX. After recording for Verve, Warner Brothers, and Nonesuch, Payton now records for his own imprint, Payton Records™.

Freihofer’s Live at the Jazz Bar – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 09, 2019 – Saratoga Springs

With Alta Havana Stroll up the hill to the Hall of Springs Jazz Bar to enjoy live jazz music by acclaimed regional ensembles. The series is courtesy of Freihofer’s Baking Company, the longtime title sponsor of SPAC’s iconic Saratoga Jazz Festival.

Gateways Music Festival – Anthology
August 09, 2019 – Rochester

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Kristen Kelly – Sportsmen’s Tavern
August 09, 2019 – Buffalo

Country artist/songwriter Kristen Kelly cut her teeth on the music scene in her home state of Texas. Her sound caught the ear of Arista Nashville, who signed Kelly and brought in award-winning producer Tony Brown and Grammy-winning songwriter Paul Overstreet to oversee her major-label debut including the lead off single, “Ex-Old Man” which was her first top 30 billboard charting single. As one of CMT’s Next Women of Country, Kristen has spent the last few years writing, recording, playing the Grand Ole Opry all the while touring with acts including Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Montgomery Gentry, Jake Owen, Gary Allan and more. Her independently released FIRE ep (2015) includes the hits “Kiss By Kiss” and “Fire”. Kristen is scheduled to release new music in 2018. Coming to see the show from out of town? Please visit our friends at the Adams Mark Hotel.

Music Festival – Anthology
August 09, 2019 – Rochester

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Bill Frisell Trio – Village Vanguard
August 09, 2019 – New York

Bill Frisell (guitar) Thomas Morgan (bass) Rudy Royston (drums) Mr. Frisell can pen a tender ballad, and wring from it both complex musical ideas and straightforward emotion. He can thrash his way through distortion and feedback without losing his melodic thread. He swings playfully yet forcefully, then sounds as if relaxing around a campfire. And it all fits a single narrative. — The Wall Street Journal

Bill Frisell Trio – Village Vanguard
August 09, 2019 – New York

Bill Frisell (guitar) Thomas Morgan (bass) Rudy Royston (drums) Mr. Frisell can pen a tender ballad, and wring from it both complex musical ideas and straightforward emotion. He can thrash his way through distortion and feedback without losing his melodic thread. He swings playfully yet forcefully, then sounds as if relaxing around a campfire. And it all fits a single narrative. — The Wall Street Journal

The Supreme Queens – Fat Cat
August 09, 2019 – New York

The Supreme Queens

Kirk Lightsey Trio – Mezzrow Jazz Club
August 09, 2019 – New York

Kirk Lightsey (Piano) Santi Debriano (Bass) Mark Whitfield (Guitar) Jazz legend Kirk Lightsey returns to Mezzrow for a weekend of trio with guitarist Mark Whitfield & bassist Santi Debriano.

The Birdland Big Band – Birdland Jazz Club
August 09, 2019 – New York

Every Friday, and for two headlining weeks a year, the “BBB” roars into action playing a thrilling and original mix of jazz, funk, Brazilian, Latin and world music for sold-out audiences. Featured weekly guest artists drop-in from television bands (David Letterman, Saturday Night Live) and pop music touring bands (Rob Thomas, Rod Stewart). Come see for yourself why Time Out New York called the BBB, “a completely unique experience… there isn’t another band like this anywhere,” and yelp.com proclaims, “if you hear one band in NYC make sure this is it… and prepare to be blown away!”

Miche Fambro in Concert – PAUSA art house
August 09, 2019 – Buffalo

Check out the man Rolling Stone called “a quiet storm,” and who earned these plaudits from ListeningRoomNetwork.com: “This guy is not only a classical guitar virtuoso; he’s got a set of vocal pipes that are unbelievable … a fantastic performance unlike any I’ve ever heard.” Gifted with a silky smooth voice oft compared to Nat King Cole’s, and possessed of a delicate yet confident jazz-meets-flamenco guitar style, Miche Fambro is a refreshing breath of musical air in world that needs joyous, healing music. Incorporating elements of pop, funk and classical music into his style as well, Fambro has made a dozen recordings over the years, including a number with his former band, The Anglos, as well as on his own. Whether sharing his talent with an intimate house concert audience, the happy travelers on a cruise ship or with thousands of fans at a big name show, since the mid-1980s Fambro has been one of the most popular entertainers in NY, and has toured extensively throughout the US, Canada and Europe. Among the feathers in his cap are opening slots with rockers Living Colour, reggae legends Steel Pulse and Third World, singer-songwriters Cheryl Wheeler and John Gorka, folk rocker Rya… (read more)

Dee Dee Bridgewater – Birdland Jazz Club
August 09, 2019 – New York

Over the course of a multifaceted career spanning four decades, Grammy and Tony Award-winning Jazz giant Dee Dee Bridgewater has ascended to the upper echelon of vocalists, putting her unique spin on standards, as well as taking intrepid leaps of faith in re-envisioning jazz classics. Ever the fearless voyager, explorer, pioneer and keeper of tradition, the three-time Grammy-winner most recently won the Grammys for Best Jazz Vocal Album for Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee.

Dee Dee Bridgewater – Birdland Jazz Club
August 09, 2019 – New York

Over the course of a multifaceted career spanning four decades, Grammy and Tony Award-winning Jazz giant Dee Dee Bridgewater has ascended to the upper echelon of vocalists, putting her unique spin on standards, as well as taking intrepid leaps of faith in re-envisioning jazz classics. Ever the fearless voyager, explorer, pioneer and keeper of tradition, the three-time Grammy-winner most recently won the Grammys for Best Jazz Vocal Album for Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee.

Sea Reinas Music – Freddy’s Bar
August 09, 2019 – Brooklyn

Santa Cruz, CA based music duo that performs all original music in English, Spanish. We are SeaReinas, two ocean-lovers that unite through music. We compose songs in multiple languages inspired by the ocean, social justice, and the depths of the human experience.

Andy Bianco Trio – Freddy’s Bar
August 09, 2019 – Brooklyn

Andy Bianco jazz trio performs exciting and creative original modern jazz at Freddy’s Bar once again! Andy Bianco has performed with Angie Stone, Deborah Cox, Kandace Springs, Ray Chew, Elle Varner, Bob Moses & many others at such renowned venues as Smoke Jazz Club, Sculler’s Jazz Club, The Blue Note, The Zinc Bar, Billboard Live Osaka/Tokyo, The Howard Theater, Blues Alley, The 2013 Long Beach Jazz Festival, The Essence Festival, Minton’s Playhouse, Cornelia Street Cafe, The 2014 BET Awards, Good Morning America & now he leads his jazz trio at Freddy’s Bar once again.

Funk-N-Soul Dance Party W Fred Thomas (From The JBs) 2nd Fri Monthly – Freddy’s Bar
August 09, 2019 – Brooklyn

James Brown’s Bassist for 33 years, Fred tears into mixs of JB hits, blues and soul classics.

Karlea Lynnè sings Carmen Mcrae – Minton’s Playhouse
August 09, 2019 – New York

The sweet, soulful, and unforgettable lady of song, Karlea Lynné, is a rapidly rising voice in jazz. Known for the candor in her interpretation and the ambience of her tone, Karlea has been widely recognized as a transportive force for her audiences, taking them on a journey with every song she presents In her formative years as a vocalist Karlea Lynné made a lasting impression on Florida’s music scene. She headlined The Lakeland Jazz Festival, performed at The Tampa Bay and Wesley Chapel Jazz Festivals respectively, won a National Young Arts Foundation Award and won the first-ever Berklee College of Music’s Jazz soloist competition. Karlea Lynné studied at Berklee College of Music where she had the opportunity to learn from industry giants such as Debra Byrd and Sheila Jordan. Now NYC-based , Karlea Lynné can be found serving music for the soul throughout the region at many venues including Minton’s Playhouse, SOB’S, The Cell, The House of Blues, Gin Fizz, South Jazz Kitchen,Fat Cat, The Rainbow Room, Smalls Jazz Club, and Jazz at Lincoln Center! Heavily influenced by Nancy Wilson, Sarah Vaughan and Dinah Washington, Karlea’s sound is just one of her unforgettable assets… (read more)

Dee Dee Bridgewater & The Memphis Soulphony – Birdland Jazz Club
August 09, 2019 – New York

Winner, UN Goodwill Ambassador, Jazz Vocalist, and Icon Dee Dee Bridgewater celebrates the release of “Memphis… Yes I’m Ready.” (Sony/Okeh) The eagerly-anticipated project, in the works for several years, finds Bridgewater returning to her birth city to continue musical exploration of her roots and influences. Bridgewater’s previous releases explored popular French chansons by Josephine Baker, Edith Piaf, and Charles Trenet on her album, “J’ai Deux Amours,” and the music of Billie Holliday on, “Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee.” For her return to Birdland, Bridgewater is accompanied by the group Memphis Soulphony.

Nyo Jazz in Hong Kong – Carnegie Hall
August 09, 2019 – New York

Performers Sean Jones, Artistic Director, Bandleader, and Trumpet with Special Guest Kurt Elling, Vocalist Lead Donors: Hope and Robert F. Smith, Marina Kellen French and the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, The Kovner Foundation, Beatrice Santo Domingo, and Maggie and Richard Tsai. Global Ambassadors: Hope and Robert F. Smith, and Maggie and Richard Tsai. Major support has been provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Clive and Anya Gillinson, Jean Eric Salata and Baring Private Equity Asia, and MBK Partners.

Darell Smith Trio – Jules Bistro
August 09, 2019 – New York

A Staten Island native, Darrell had the good fortune of being accepted into the esteemed Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School (a.k.a. “The Fame School”) for percussion performance. He exceeded all expectations while attending LaGuardia and would further conquer all goals while attending the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, achieving a Bachelor’s Degree for Jazz Performance. Darrell is a professional drummer whom has performed with some of the most in demand musicians around today and has graced his presence on many of the most world famous stages. Some of his instruction comes from those of exceptional caliber including Kenny Washington, Ali Jackson, Dafnis Prieto, Bernard Purdie, and Billy Hart, just to name a few.

Bryan Ferry – United Palace
August 09, 2019 – New York

As the sartorially elegant front-man of Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry’s rich, innovate and stylistic songs have become as iconic as the man himself, with themes that invoke hopeless romance and futurism, with an undeniably nostalgic ribbon running through them. Roxy Music broke through with their 1972 single ‘Virginia Plain’ and became a key member of the UK’s New Wave. As a solo artist, Ferry has found success with hits such as ‘Lets Stick Together’, ‘A-Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall’ and ‘Slave to Love.’ Not one to rest on his laurels, Ferry still continues to make and release music that channels his ultra-modern but melodramatic character, leading to his Jazz Age reworking of ‘Love is The Drug’ included on the soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, and his recent album Avonmore, which featured a collaboration with superstar DJ Todd Terje.

Marquise Knox – Ginny’s Supper Club
August 09, 2019 – New York

All Ages Born in St. Louis, 28 year old Marquise Knox’s talents have earned him performing rights with B.B. King, Pinetop Perkins, David “Honeyboy” Edwards & Billy Gibbons, & have taken him all over the United States, Canada, South America & Europe. Marquise’s 3rd album, Black and Blue, was released independently on his own record label Knox Entertainment LLC continues to answer the question “Can A Young Man Play the Blues” with a resounding YES with the songs like “One More Reason to Have the Blues” & “Blues Man”.

Gerry Eastman & Friends: Jam session – Williamsburg Music Center
August 09, 2019 – Brooklyn

In addition to performing with his band and welcoming all kinds of artists in his club week after week, WMC owner & founder Gerry Eastman is active on the New York music scene as a guitarist, bassist, composer, conductor, and bandleader. He is one of the few people still around who have toured the world with jazz icons such as Count Basie, Sarah Vaughan, and Etta Jones.

Irish Culture Night – Paddy Reilly’s Music Bar
Through August 09, 2019 – New York

Niall O’Leary hosts Irish Culture Night @ Paddys. A distinguished musician (piano accordion, keyboards, spoons), Niall is also a former All-Ireland and World Champion, and founder of his acclaimed School of Irish Dance. Along with Irish musicians from across New York, the US, and around the globe, guest step dancers may join Niall Thursdays. Thanks to Niall, Paddy’s hosts one of the longest running Irish seisúns in New York.

Jamison Ross – Jazz Standard
Through August 09, 2019 – New York

The combined gifts of Jamison Ross – as a composer, arranger, vocalist and drummer – were showcased on his 2015 Concord Jazz debut Jamison, later nominated for a GRAMMY Award for Best Vocal Jazz Album. His 2018 sophomore disc All For One bolstered Ross’s reputation as one of his jazz generation’s brightest multi–talents with original compo­sitions like the blues–tinged ballad “Unspoken,” the steady–grooving “Call Me,” and “Safe in Arms of Love,” a charming bossa nova co–written with guitarist Rick Lollar. In April 2019, Ross joined India.Arie for six dates on her “Worthy” tour of the U.S. It was his first tour as a support act for an R&B artist, and Ross was gratified by his reception from the headliner’s fans. Also in 2019, Jamison can be seen on tour as part of the Grammy Award–winning jazz fusion band Snarky Puppy, touring in support of their latest release, Immigrance (GroundUP Music). Jazz Standard welcomes back Jamison Ross – make your reservations now! Jamison Ross – drums, vocals Chris Pattishall – piano Cory Irvin – Hammond B3 organ Jay White – bass

Storytime with Keith Henry Brown + Kathleen Cornell Berman: Birth of the Cool – Books Are Magic
August 10, 2019 – Brooklyn

A biography rich with the environments and rhythms that helped shape Miles Davis’ distinct jazz music. Miles can’t sleep. Taps his toes, snaps his fingers, can’t stop thinking of ways to make music his own. As a young musician, Miles Davis heard music everywhere. This biography explores the childhood and early career of a jazz legend as he finds his voice and shapes a new musical sound. Follow his progression from East St. Louis to rural Arkansas, from Julliard and NYC jazz clubs to the prestigious Newport Jazz Festival. Rhythmic free verse imbues his story with musicality and gets readers in the groove.

Kat Riggins — Blues – Triad Theater
August 10, 2019 – New York

Kat Riggins was born Katriva Riggins in Miami, Florida on February 7, 1980. She grew up in a household where there was always background music. Because of the wide range of genres in her parents collection, Kat developed a love for all types of music from gospel and soul to country and rock and everything in between. “I can remember being in the car with my mom and sister singing along to Tracy Chapman one minute and Chuck Berry the next”, says Kat. However, even then, she was drawn to the smokey gritty sounds of artists like Bessie Smith,Sam Cooke, Nina Simone, Tina Turner, Denise LaSalle, Etta James, Ray Charles, Koko Taylor,Janis Joplin and the list goes on. She grew up singing in local programs, church events, and family gatherings with her sister and cousins. At age 23 Kat landed a gig singing jazz and blues standards in a small lounge in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida with the accompaniment of only a piano player.

Jazz in the Vines: Peter White – Jamesport Vineyards
August 10, 2019 – Jamesport

Steps away from the grape vines that produce award-winning wines, you will be treated to the sounds of award-winning jazz. Doors are at 6 PM, show is at 7 PM. NOTE: Entire event takes place under tents; guests are protected from the elements. Peter White New York Wine Events is proud to present sensational guitarist Peter White. One of the most versatile and prolific acoustic guitarists on the contemporary jazz landscape. Armed with an unparalleled combination of lyricism and energy, Peter combines elements of jazz, pop and classical guitar to create a sound that is singular and at the same time accessible to a broad audience. What a combination with the beauty of Jamesport Vineyards! FOOD & WINE

Pureum Jin – The Real Blue Quartet – Club Bonafide
August 10, 2019 – New York

Pureum Jin, a NYC based Korean alto saxophonist, has released her first studio album ‘The Real Blue’ on June 21st through Cellar Live, and the performance will feature her original tunes and rearranged standards in the album.

Whiskey 101 at The Flatiron Room – The Flatiron Room
August 10, 2019 – New York

Whiskey 101 at The Flatiron Room

Philip Harper Quintet – Smalls
August 10, 2019 – New York

Philip Harper (born May 10, 1965 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a jazz trumpeter. He grew up in Atlanta and studied music there.

Sara Gazarek – Jazz Standard
August 10, 2019 – New York

Sarah Gazarek’s new album Thirsty Ghost is the product of a musical journey that (in her words) “took three years to complete — traversing a new relationship rife with doubts, lies, and infidelity, exploring new collaborations (with musicians Geoff Keezer, Larry Goldings, Stu Mindeman, Josh Johnson, and Alan Ferber), traveling abroad, endless questions, new compositions, risks…Through a series of new instrumental colors (including Fender Rhodes and organ, bass clarinet, alto sax, and trombone), some very special guests (including Kurt Elling), new original material, contemporary covers (Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton, Sam Smith), and jazz standards, my hope is that my audience will see their own whole hearted experiences reflected in this music – the light andthe dark.” Jazz Standard welcomes this gifted, soulful singer in her second appearance on our stage, in celebration of Thirsty Ghost.

A Russian Gypsy Afternoon with Emma & the Docenko Brothers – PAUSA Art House
August 10, 2019 – Buffalo,

Back in the WW II & Evita Perón era, Emma sang, sometimes as Tanyochka, with a touring Russian Gypsy troupe throughout Argentina & Russia. She and her 2 musician sons, Ivan & Gregory, will recreate and share some of her memories this afternoon.

Nicholas Payton – Blue Note
August 10, 2019 – New York

Since 1994 when Nicholas Payton made his recording debut as a leader with “From This Moment,” the trumpeter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer has been lauded as one of the leading voices in jazz. Even though he started out as a “young lion,” one of the new generation guardians of the swing and bebop flames, the 45-year-old Payton has devoted himself to discovering sounds outside of strict traditional confines. Having grown up in a family and community of musicians in New Orleans, Payton has built his unique voice by melding a post-bop foundation, a heavy emphasis on groove, a soulful history, and various experimental elements. In addition to collaborating with an eclectic group of contemporary artists — Trey Anastasio, Ray Charles, Daniel Lanois, Dr. John, Jill Scott, and Allen Toussaint, among them — Payton is credited on over 120 recordings and had his music featured in film and television productions including Robert Altman’s “Kansas City,” HBO’s “Treme,” and “The Americans” on FX. After recording for Verve, Warner Brothers, and Nonesuch, Payton now records for his own imprint, Payton Records™.

Boogie Wonderband – Chautauqua Lake Pops
August 10, 2019 – Mayville

ALL AGES Break out the bell bottoms, revive your afro, and come see the Boogie Wonder Band! All the energy, dance moves, wild costumes and fun of Disco lives! You won’t be sitting down for this one!

Bill Frisell Trio – Village Vanguard
August 10, 2019 – New York

Bill Frisell (guitar) Thomas Morgan (bass) Rudy Royston (drums) Mr. Frisell can pen a tender ballad, and wring from it both complex musical ideas and straightforward emotion. He can thrash his way through distortion and feedback without losing his melodic thread. He swings playfully yet forcefully, then sounds as if relaxing around a campfire. And it all fits a single narrative. — The Wall Street Journal

Bill Frisell Trio – Village Vanguard
August 10, 2019 – New York

Bill Frisell (guitar) Thomas Morgan (bass) Rudy Royston (drums) Mr. Frisell can pen a tender ballad, and wring from it both complex musical ideas and straightforward emotion. He can thrash his way through distortion and feedback without losing his melodic thread. He swings playfully yet forcefully, then sounds as if relaxing around a campfire. And it all fits a single narrative. — The Wall Street Journal

Steve Carrington Quintet – Fat Cat
August 10, 2019 – New York

Steve Carrington Quintet

Antoine Drye Group – Fat Cat
August 10, 2019 – New York

Antoine Drye Group

Liquid Math – Symphony Space
August 10, 2019 – New York

“a vocally lustrous earful”- The Philadelphia Inquirer “elaborately ornamental, with a martini-dry wit”- CafeteriaRusticana.com “a rich mezzo that dazzled the ears”- The Syracuse Post-Standard “musically superb”- BistroAwards.com “grandly libidinous… luxurious vocalism, good looks and theatrical poise”- Opera News “note-perfect… a charismatic presence” – The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel “enormous fun… sparkling arrangements” – American Popular Song Society Kathryn Allyn has been called “a vocally lustrous earful” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, “elaborately ornamental” and “a martini dry wit” by CafeteriaRusticana.com, “note perfect” and “a charismatic presence” by the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, “a mezzo that dazzled the ears” by the Syracuse Post-Standard, “musically superb” by BistroAwards.com and, in a personal favorite, “grandly libidinous” by Opera News; as a jazz singer, she has appeared at NYC’s The Cutting Room, The Underground, The West End Lounge, TomiJazz, Somethin’ Jazz and Stage72. In her former life as a classical singer, Kaye appeared in leading roles or as a soloist at New York City Opera, Carnegie Hall, Weill Hall and Opera Orchestra New York; appeara… (read more)

Eric Comstock with Sean Smith (Bass) & special guest Barbara Fasano (Voice) – Birdland Jazz Club
August 10, 2019 – New York

ERIC COMSTOCK & SEAN SMITH with special guest BARBARA FASANO “Smart, suave & utterly delightful … an ingenious musical wit … a dispenser of cabaret caviar.” – The New York Times “Erudite … Expert musicianship & joie de vivre in equal measure.” – The New Yorker Hailed as “the truest heir to Bobby Short” in The New York Times, pianist/singer Eric Comstock returns to Birdland with star bassist/composer Sean Smith with songs by everyone from George Gershwin to George Harrison. These two masters met on the Off-Broadway hit OUR SINATRA (which Eric co-wrote) and have since worked separately and together around the world. Vocalist Barbara Fasano joins them at Birdland for a swinging Saturday supper where the music and stories are equally great.

Dee Dee Bridgewater – Birdland Jazz Club
August 10, 2019 – New York

Over the course of a multifaceted career spanning four decades, Grammy and Tony Award-winning Jazz giant Dee Dee Bridgewater has ascended to the upper echelon of vocalists, putting her unique spin on standards, as well as taking intrepid leaps of faith in re-envisioning jazz classics. Ever the fearless voyager, explorer, pioneer and keeper of tradition, the three-time Grammy-winner most recently won the Grammys for Best Jazz Vocal Album for Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee.

Dee Dee Bridgewater – Birdland Jazz Club
August 10, 2019 – New York

Over the course of a multifaceted career spanning four decades, Grammy and Tony Award-winning Jazz giant Dee Dee Bridgewater has ascended to the upper echelon of vocalists, putting her unique spin on standards, as well as taking intrepid leaps of faith in re-envisioning jazz classics. Ever the fearless voyager, explorer, pioneer and keeper of tradition, the three-time Grammy-winner most recently won the Grammys for Best Jazz Vocal Album for Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee.

Nicki Parrott – Birdland Jazz Club
August 10, 2019 – New York

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.

Dee Dee Bridgewater & The Memphis Soulphony – Birdland Jazz Club
August 10, 2019 – New York

Winner, UN Goodwill Ambassador, Jazz Vocalist, and Icon Dee Dee Bridgewater celebrates the release of “Memphis… Yes I’m Ready.” (Sony/Okeh) The eagerly-anticipated project, in the works for several years, finds Bridgewater returning to her birth city to continue musical exploration of her roots and influences. Bridgewater’s previous releases explored popular French chansons by Josephine Baker, Edith Piaf, and Charles Trenet on her album, “J’ai Deux Amours,” and the music of Billie Holliday on, “Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee.” For her return to Birdland, Bridgewater is accompanied by the group Memphis Soulphony.

Franco Corso: A Tribute to Andrea Bocelli – Riviera Theatre
August 10, 2019 – North Tonawanda

‘If you like Andrea Bocelli, you will love Franco Corso’ Franco’s showmanship and audience interaction will mesmerize you! Back By Popular Demand Franco Corso and his stellar Band of International musicians directed by Joe Baudo return to the Riviera Theatre Saturday August 10 for a Night of Passion, featuring the most popular songs from Andrea Bocelli in English, Italian, Spanish and French. The Voice of Romance will bring to life Bocelli’s Hits in his own unique rendition: The Prayer, Nessun Dorma, Volare, Can’t Help Falling In Love, Perfect, O Sole Mio, La Vie En Rose, Love In Portofino, Besame Mucho, Time To Say Goodbye and many more, along with visual footage of Northern and Southern Italy.

Live Music on Patio with ‘Pirate Dreams’ Jimmy Buffet Tribute – Liberty Hound
August 10, 2019 – Brooklyn

No Cover Charge- Join us on Buffalo’s Best Patio for tall cocktails, cold beer, fresh seafood and huge burgers!

Robert Whaley and Comic Tales of Tragic Heartbreak – Jules Bistro
August 10, 2019 – New York

Take a dash of Herb Albert, a pinch of David Bowie, add a handful of Andy Kaufman, and you’ve got Comic Tales of Tragic Heartbreak – and their new album, One Car Crash. Added bonus? The Leonard Cohen/Tom Waits/Frank O’Hara-inspired lyrics, and tunes like something found on Stiff Records in 1979. The magic and beauty of Comic Tales of Tragic Heartbreak lies both in the depth of the music and the ability to connect (both emotionally and physically) with the audience.

Pureum Jin – The Real Blue Quartet – Club Bonafide
August 10, 2019 – New York

Pureum Jin, a NYC based Korean alto saxophonist, has released her first studio album ‘The Real Blue’ on June 21st through Cellar Live, and the performance will feature her original tunes and rearranged standards in the album.

Michela Marino Lerman: Love Movement – Ginny’s Supper Club
August 10, 2019 – New York

All Ages is a globally sought after tap dance artist, performer, choreographer, educator and all-around creative spirit. The Huffington Post has called her a “hurricane of rhythm” and the NY Times has called her both a “prodigy” and has described her dancing as “flashes of brilliance”. She is very proudly a student of Buster Brown, Gregory Hines, Leroy Myers and Marion Coles. Lerman has performed, choreographed, produced, and directed many projects throughout her career but she holds closest to her heart the shows she has led as a bandleader at some of New York’s greatest music venues such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, Smalls, Ginny’s Supper Club, Joe’s Pub and many more. Her most current music project is called “Love Movement”. In 2017 Michela conceived, co-created, choreographed, and starred in “This Joint is Jumpin” which debuted in Andrew Lloyd Weber’s new London West End Theater, The Other Palace. Michela is a proud member of the band Michael Mwenso and the Shakes and can be seen performing and touring with them regularly. She also has had the esteemed honor of performing with many masters such as Wynton Marsalis, Savion Glover, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Roy Hargrove, Cecile M… (read more)

James Haddad – Williamsburg Music Center
August 10, 2019 – Brooklyn

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, James Haddad is a trumpeter and composer who brings a fiery presence to his music. A current student at both The Juilliard School and Columbia University, James is finding ways of incorporating his original concepts into a deep and rich tradition that is jazz. At the age of 12, James found his passion for music in New Orleans as he marched and played for Uncle Lionel Batiste’s second line funeral.

La Familia Reggae Son-Reggae / Latin – Shrine
August 10, 2019 – New York

La Familia Reggae Son is what happens when musicians from different genres get together and mix there music together: Son, Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue & Reggae

Kaushik Viswanath- Jazz – Shrine
August 10, 2019 – New York

Kaushik Viswanath is a jazz vocalist based in New York City. Growing up in Chennai, India, he was trained in Carnatic classical music. He was a founding member and lead singer of the Chennai-based jazz-rock band Pakoda, and was a vocalist with the University of Notre Dame jazz band in 2013-14. Join him and his quartet for an evening of standards and not-so-standards.

Marcos Varela – The Cell Theatre
August 10, 2019 – New York

Musician/composer Marcos Varela began his musical career at the age of 17. He started playing the bass in his native Houston, TX. Marcos quickly gained recognition in the Houston jazz scene and by the age of 18 was one of the top honorees of the NFAA International Jazz award and a IAJE Clifford Brown/Stan Getz All-Star fellow. Marcos has performed on three continents and over ten different countries worldwide. After attending the New School University/Mannes School of Music in NYC on scholarship Marcos quickly became part of the New York and World music scene. His latest record, “San Ygnacio” out now on Origin Record’s, with 5 Grammy ballot recognitions, on Jazziz Magazine’s Top Releases of 2016 as well as selected by NPR Music as one of the top debuts of 2016!

The Perennials – The Listening Room at 443 Cafe & Lounge
August 10, 2019 – Syracuse,

The Perennials are a trio of multi-instrumentalists joyously playing an eclectic variety of music including Celtic fiddle tunes, the Great American Songbook, folk rock, and their own creative originals. Harvey Nussbaum, Bob Elfenbein and Jacqui McCarthy share the vocal duties and three-part harmonies are a staple of the group.

Ross Osteen Band — BLUES – Triad Theatre
August 10, 2019 – New York

The Ross Osteen bands’ sound on stage drew Buddy Guy out of the kitchen at Legends in Chicago to join them on stage for a recent set in the windy city. To have a blues legend be drawn to your music and want to perform with you sight unseen is a testament to the deep blues sound emanating from the stage at a Ross Osteen show. With a voice that summons the guttural howls of John Fogerty and guitar work that ranges from the front porch to outer space, Ross Osteen draws from the powerful blues/rock scene of the deep south. The songwriter from western North Carolina performing in the midst of an eclectic music scene with influences from bluegrass to rock brings his bluesy sound to life. Patrick Gaynor on drums, a veteran of the New York music scene and channeling the hypnotic sound of the Allman Brothers is bassist Jim Vint also a New York native on a North Carolina musical journey.

Kat Riggins — BLUES – Triad Theatre
August 10, 2019 – New York

In the Boys’ Club In Club Kat Riggins was born Katriva Riggins in Miami, Florida on February 7, 1980. She grew up in a household where there was always background music. Because of the wide range of genres in her parents collection, Kat developed a love for all types of music from gospel and soul to country and rock and everything in between. “I can remember being in the car with my mom and sister singing along to Tracy Chapman one minute and Chuck Berry the next”, says Kat. However, even then, she was drawn to the smokey gritty sounds of artists like Bessie Smith,Sam Cooke, Nina Simone, Tina Turner, Denise LaSalle, Etta James, Ray Charles, Koko Taylor,Janis Joplin and the list goes on. She grew up singing in local programs, church events, and family gatherings with her sister and cousins. At age 23 Kat landed a gig singing jazz and blues standards in a small lounge in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida with the accompaniment of only a piano player.

Trap Rabbit, After Ours, Carrtoons – C’mon Everybody
August 10, 2019 – Brooklyn

Tix: $10 advance/$13 doors 21+ AFTER OURS: After Ours is a self-described “head-nod-jazz” duo from South Bend, IN comprised of Eli Kahn (7-string guitars & madness) & Arthur Schroeder (drumset) with a unique approach to improvisation & dynamic range. Having worked together for 9+ years as the rhythm section in different groups, the two musicians have developed a tight chemistry that translates to their original music & interpretations of contemporary tunes. TRAP RABBIT: Trap Rabbit is an instrumental keys/drums duo from Philadelphia, PA. By combining hard hitting odd time signatures and virtuosity with mellow, tight grooves, they synthesize progressive rock, jazz, modern classical, and hip-hop into a unique and powerful sound. The duo is equally at home in punk basements and small art galleries as they are at large venues and festivals. In the past, they have opened for Taylor McFerrin, Mark Guiliana, DJ Logic, and have worked with Eric Bazilian of The Hooters. The future sees them playing at several summer festivals, releasing a new record, and finishing a record with Phil Nicolo (The Fugees, Bob Dylan, Lauryn Hill). CARRTOONS: CARRTOONS is a multi-instrumentalist / produce… (read more)

Direct from New Orleans! Donald Harrison Quartet – Jazz Forum
Through August 10, 2019 – Tarrytown

Donald Harrison is one of the most confident and convincing improvisers in jazz today. The boundary leaping New Orleans alto saxophonist’s distinctive broad toned sound is immediately recognizable as his own, regardless of the environment in which it is being heard, be it bebop, hardbop, New Orleans R & B or funk.” – Jazz Times New Orleans alto saxophonist Donald Harrison first came to prominence as a member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers in the early ’80’s, followed by critical acclaim co-leading a group with trumpeter Terence Blanchard that recorded for Columbia Records. Harrison collaborated with Dr. John and others on “Indian Blues” and then innovated a style known as “Nouveau Swing.” His quartet tours internationally and will return to perform at the Jazz Forum, Tarrytown on Friday & Saturday, August 9 & 10. Don’t miss it!

John Mayall – The Iridium
Through August 10, 2019 – New York

Often referred to as “The Godfather of British Blues,” John Mayall has an impressive musical career that spans over 50 years. The English blues singer, pianist, harmonica player, guitarist, and songwriter founded the band, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers in the 1960s — a band whose members included many celebrated blues and blues rock guitarists, such as: Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Jack Bruce, Mick Taylor, Walter Trout, Coco Montoya and Buddy Whittington.

Bluegrass Jam – Paddy Reilly’s Music Bar
August 11, 2019 – New York

Tony Delello leads Paddy’s Sunday Bluegrass Jam. Every Sunday dedicated bluegrass enthusiasts join in, in addition to visiting musicians and distinguished bluegrass guests. Our regular cast of bluegrass enthusiasts have made Paddy’s a bluegrass jam haunt for over 20 years and they provide a casual easy evening from

Cortelyou Jazz Jam – Bar Chord
August 11, 2019 – Brooklyn

Cortelyou Jazz Jam

Everyday People w/ Rich Knight, Fannie Mae, Kim Huncho, Mike Nasty, MoreSoupPlease, Ant Blue, & SuperSmashBro – Elsewhere (Hall)
August 11, 2019 – Brooklyn

#beats #rap #latin #dance #r-n-b #hiphop #world AGE 21+ Rooftop + Hall **This event will not accept the Saturdays + Sundays RSVP for free entry before 4PM listed on the Elsewhere rooftop page Join Everyday People at Elsewhere, Sunday, August 11th from 3pm – 10pm. Music by DJs: Rich Knight, Fannie Mae, Kim Huncho, Mike Nasty, MoreSoupPlease, Ant Blue, & SuperSmashBro

Joey G-Clef Cavaseno Quartet – Smalls
August 11, 2019 – New York

Joey G-Clef Cavaseno (alto saxophone, clarinet, arranger, composer, producer) Joey G-Clef Cavaseno started his professional Jazz career as a prodigy, as he was discovered initially by Lionel Hampton .

David Gibson After-Hours – Smalls
August 11, 2019 – New York

Trombonist David Gibson has enjoyed a varied musical career which is deeply rooted in the genres of jazz and funk.

Eric Harland Electric Quartet – Jazz Standard
August 11, 2019 – New York

Born 1976 in Houston, Texas, multiple GRAMMY Award nominee Eric Harland may be the most in–demand drummer of his jazz generation (as well as an ordained minister, having studied theology at Houston Baptist University). He’s appeared on some 200 recordings and has worked on stage and in session with masters such as Betty Carter, Joe Henderson, McCoy Tyner, and Wayne Shorter as well as up–and–coming artists like Esperanza Spalding, Jane Monheit, and Julian Lage. During the past two years, Eric has performed with groups led by pianist Joey Alexander, bassist Dave Holland, and saxopho­nist Charles Lloyd. This week, Eric Harland arrives on our stage at the helm of perhaps his most daringly adventurous unit, the Electric Quartet – don’t miss it! “The deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation.” (EH) Big Yuki – keyboards, keyboard bass Joshua Giunta – electronics Keita Ogawa – percussion Eric Harland – drums

Nicholas Payton – Blue Note
August 11, 2019 – New York

Since 1994 when Nicholas Payton made his recording debut as a leader with “From This Moment,” the trumpeter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer has been lauded as one of the leading voices in jazz. Even though he started out as a “young lion,” one of the new generation guardians of the swing and bebop flames, the 45-year-old Payton has devoted himself to discovering sounds outside of strict traditional confines. Having grown up in a family and community of musicians in New Orleans, Payton has built his unique voice by melding a post-bop foundation, a heavy emphasis on groove, a soulful history, and various experimental elements. In addition to collaborating with an eclectic group of contemporary artists — Trey Anastasio, Ray Charles, Daniel Lanois, Dr. John, Jill Scott, and Allen Toussaint, among them — Payton is credited on over 120 recordings and had his music featured in film and television productions including Robert Altman’s “Kansas City,” HBO’s “Treme,” and “The Americans” on FX. After recording for Verve, Warner Brothers, and Nonesuch, Payton now records for his own imprint, Payton Records™.

New York: Big City Songbook – Birdland Jazz Club
August 11, 2019 – New York

“New York: Big City Songbook” Created, scripted and hosted by Deborah Grace Winer Featuring Tony Award Winner Karen Ziemba, LaTanya Hall, Nicolas King & Jay Leonhart John Oddo – Music Director & Arrangements Directed by Mark Waldrop

Everyday People with Rich Knight, Fannie Mae, Kim Huncho, Mike Nasty, Moresoupplease, Ant Blue, & Supersmashbro – Elsewhere ( Zone One )
August 11, 2019 – Brooklyn

AGE 21+ This event will not accept the Saturdays + Sundays RSVP for free entry before 4PM listed on the Elsewhere rooftop page Music by DJs: Rich Knight, Fannie Mae, Kim Huncho, Mike Nasty, MoreSoupPlease, Ant Blue, & SuperSmashBro Hosted by: TekTime, Saada, Roble, Jay Prob, Rocky Snyda & Shernita Live Performance by Samm Henshaw

Bill Frisell Trio – Village Vanguard
August 11, 2019 – New York

Bill Frisell (guitar) Thomas Morgan (bass) Rudy Royston (drums) Mr. Frisell can pen a tender ballad, and wring from it both complex musical ideas and straightforward emotion. He can thrash his way through distortion and feedback without losing his melodic thread. He swings playfully yet forcefully, then sounds as if relaxing around a campfire. And it all fits a single narrative. — The Wall Street Journal

Bill Frisell Trio – Village Vanguard
August 11, 2019 – New York

Bill Frisell (guitar) Thomas Morgan (bass) Rudy Royston (drums) Mr. Frisell can pen a tender ballad, and wring from it both complex musical ideas and straightforward emotion. He can thrash his way through distortion and feedback without losing his melodic thread. He swings playfully yet forcefully, then sounds as if relaxing around a campfire. And it all fits a single narrative. — The Wall Street Journal

Terry Waldo’s Gotham City Band – Fat Cat
August 11, 2019 – New York

Terry Waldo’s Gotham City Band

Aaron Bahr Band – Fat Cat
August 11, 2019 – New York

Aaron Bahr Band

Evan Arntzen, Jon-Erik Kellso & Mathis Picard – Mezzrow Jazz Club
August 11, 2019 – New York

Evan Arntzen (Tenor Sax), Jon-Erik Kellso (Trumpet), Mathis Picard (Piano) Saxophonist, clarinetist, vocalist, and composer Evan Arntzen invites trumpet great Jon-Erik Kellso and young piano wizard Mathis Picard for a special night at Mezzrow following the release of their new album, Jazz Crush. Through straight-ahead, swing, blues, and New Orleans-style jazz, Jazz Crush highlights the relationship between the clarinet/saxophone and the trumpet. Since moving to New York, Arntzen and Kellso have worked together in Catherine Russell’s band, in Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks (who won a Grammy Award for their Boardwalk Empire soundtrack), and in Kellso’s own Earregulars group. Now, they’re using their mutual admiration as the catalyst and centerpiece of this exciting new project.

Musical Salute to Donna Summer, Tina Turner & Chaka Khan – Groove
August 11, 2019 – New York

All Ages Two item minimum Salute to the Music of Donna Summer, Tina Turner & Chaka Khan Feat. Emilie Surtees Vocalist Emilie Surtees comes to Club Groove in New York City for a musical salute to three all-time great musical divas: Donna Summer, Tina Turner and Chaka Khan. This sure-to-be-electrifying set will excite any music-lover who’s ever been caught belting out songs like “Hot Stuff,” “What’s Love Got to Do With It” or “I Feel For You.” Surtees has a great talent for replicating these great tunes, note for note, while conveying the soul of the singers who originated them. She’ll channel these inspirations for a truly captivating evening that honors her idols.

The DW Jazz Orchestra with Alex Hope Kramer – Birdland Jazz Club
August 11, 2019 – New York

The DW Jazz Orchestra is an 18-piece big band led by saxophonist Louis Danowsky and trumpeter Sam Wolski, two 22-year old graduates from Northwestern University’s Jazz Studies program. Inspired by bands led by Count Basie, Thad Jones, and Christian McBride among others, the band formed as an outlet for the duo’s compositions and arrangements in 2016. They released their debut album, Coalescence, in May 2017, featuring the original works and arrangements of Danowsky and Wolski. The ensemble has since performed several times in New York and Chicago, including a debut at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, where they recorded their second album, Live At Dizzy’s, released in December 2018. The ensemble has featured some of the brightest young jazz musicians and professionals from New York, including Benny Benack III, Julian Lee, and Julius Rodriguez. This time around it will feature a powerful lineup of New York jazz musicians including vocalist Alex Hope Kramer.

New York: Big City Song Book – Birdland Jazz Club
August 11, 2019 – New York

“New York: Big City Songbook” Created, scripted and hosted by Deborah Grace Winer Featuring Klea Blackhurst, LaTanya Hall, Nicolas King & Jay Leonhart John Davidian – Music Director & Arrangements Directed by Mark Waldrop Birdland Theater Sundays, March 3, April 14, May 12, June 23, July 14, and August 11 Birdland Theater is proud to announce that “New York: Big City Songbook,” will return to the stage on Sundays, March 3, April 14, May 12, June 23, July 14, and August 11. The show stars Birdland favorites Klea Blackhurst, LaTanya Hall, Nicolas King, and Jay Leonhart. (Cast subject to change.) “A triumph” raves The New York Times. Why have so many songwriters been compelled to write about New York? What is it about this city that fuels an endless supply of stories? This show offers a kaleidoscopic vision of life in the city, from the inspiring and romantic to the aggravating and the quirky. New York is a fabulous character, and we have this great cast of real New Yorkers (meaning they come from everywhere) to take us on this entertaining and exhilarating musical ride in search of what it really means to be a New Yorker.

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra – Birdland Jazz Club
August 11, 2019 – New York

Grammy Award winning pianist, composer and educator Arturo O’Farrill — leader of the “first family of Afro-Cuban Jazz” (NY Times) — was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. Son of the late, great composer Chico O’Farrill, Arturo was Educated at Manhattan School of Music, Brooklyn College Conservatory and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. He played piano in Carla Bley’s Big Band from 1979 through 1983 and earned a reputation as a soloist in groups led by Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis and Harry Belafonte.

Burlesk! at Birdland Hosted by Murray Hill – Birdland Jazz Club
August 11, 2019 – New York

Half a block from Broadway, BURLESQUE! at BIRDLAND marks the return of classic burlesque to its midtown Manhattan, Times Square roots. Nestled in the legendary jazz club’s new theater, this funny, sexy gem of a show unveils a luscious line-up of sparkling strip-teasers, each a singular, sensual delight. Overseeing the frolics is comedy legend “Mr. Showbiz” himself, MURRAY HILL. Heralded by the New York Times as the “ultimate, consummate nightclub performer,” he’s been Burly-Q diva Dita Von Teese’s chosen host for ten years running and has headlined on stages the world over. The show’s ravishing roster is curated by ROSIE CHEEKS, “The Blushing Beauty of Burlesque.” Rosie’s a fixture in the NYC scene, has toured nationally, and is currently one of the five featured burlesque performers in THE BURLESQUE SHOW at The Borgata Casino in Atlantic City. Don’t miss this titillating evening of “Bird-lesk!”

The Ben Mizrach Quartet – The Bowery Electric
August 11, 2019 – New York City

This Event Is 21 And Over Driven by the tight-knit rhythm section of drummer Kabir Adhiya-Kumar, bassist Max Miller and pianist George Behrakis and propelled by the cutting sound of alto saxophonist Ben Mizrach, The Ben Mizrach Quartet delivers a nuanced and compelling take on a contemporary jazz sound. Drawing influences from 60’s bop to the Robert Glasper Experiment, The Ben Mizrach Quartet firmly places one foot in the tradition of the jazz of the old, and one in the future of jazz to come. Ben’s full time project, The Blank Quartet, is based in Boston, and its first album ‘Canvas’ is set to release this coming winter.

Ray Blue Quartet Featuring Kirk Lightsey – Jazz Forum
August 11, 2019 – Tarrytown

Ray Blue’s music can be described as a fusion of straight ahead jazz and rhythmic groove. Ray is a New York bred saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator who performs internationally. After receiving a graduate degree from the University of Iowa, Ray returned to New York, got re-connected on the scene and studied at the JazzMobile with Charles Davis, Stanton Davis and later with Paul Jeffrey, Charlie Lagond, Sonny Sharrock and Barry Harris.

Sunday Jazz with Renaud Penant & Friends – Jules Bistro
August 11, 2019 – New York

Sunday Jazz with Renaud Penant & Friends

From Paris to New York French Jazz Classics & Elegant Swing Feat. so French Cabaret – Club Bonafide
August 11, 2019 – New York

The So French Cabaret is a unique jazz ensemble (featuring the harp) which promotes French and American songs of the 1930s – 1940s. Based on a traditional gypsy jazz ensemble, the So French Cabaret’s rhythm section features a bass player and a guitarist, with the centerpiece of the band being a full-sized harp-guitar duet, which adds a fairy “je ne sais quoi” to the irresistible hot jazz groove.

La Vie en Rose: An Elegant & Tasteful Blend of American Jazz, French Chanson & Pop Music. Feat. Violette – Club Bonafide
August 11, 2019 – New York

Jazz-influenced French indie singer/songwriter Violette comes to Club Bonafide in New York City. Born in Paris and raised in a small village on an island off the French Atlantic Coast, and now making her home in Brooklyn, Violette has clearly been influenced by such French luminaries as Jacques Brel and Edith Piaf, but Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson have also had a hand in the development of her sophisticated pop sound.

Johannes Lindstead ‘Guitar of Fire – Artpark ( Music in the Woods )
August 11, 2019 – Lewiston

Sunday Series: Musical performances are presented in the scenic Lower Park Emerald Grove area, overlooking the Niagara River. All performances in the series begin at 4pm. Johannes Linstead and his group set the stage on fire as they let loose a fiesta of a fiesta of Afro-Cuban percussion and Spanish guitar magic! From being named “Guitarist of the Year”, to winning eight “Best Album” awards, to seven top-ten Billboard charting albums, Johannes is one of the best-selling guitarists in the Latin, Instrumental and World Music genres.

Mackenzie Leighton – Bowery Electric
August 11, 2019 – New York

Mackenzie Leighton was raised in a small town in Maine in the United States and has been playing music and singing since she was 4 years old. She started with classical piano and eventually transitioned to jazz, followed by forays with the flute, the trumpet, and the guitar. After studying in New York City and playing music with two different bands, she moved to Paris and released her self-titled debut EP in December 2017. She has played numerous concerts in Paris and went on to play her first solo tour in Italy in October 2018. Her style has been compared to that of Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker, and Australian media Savage Thrills notes that “Mackenzie Leighton is what Indie Folk music has been waiting for, for decades. Listening to her music is a shelter.”

Laquin and the Family Tree Band-Funk Hip-Hop – Shrine
August 11, 2019 – New York

LAQUIN AND THE FAMILY TREE BAND Is a mission driven art platform giving musicians opportunities to perform, educate, and volunteer in underserved communities. LaQuin has earned the reputation as a talented saxophonist and songwriter to look out for. From live gigs to studio sessions and more, LaQuin continues to impact youth and adults by creating opportunities for underserved communities to experience the creative power of music.

The Ben Mizrach Quartet – Bowery Electric
August 11, 2019 – New York

Driven by the tight-knit rhythm section of drummer Kabir Adhiya-Kumar, bassist Max Miller and pianist George Behrakis and propelled by the cutting sound of alto saxophonist Ben Mizrach, The Ben Mizrach Quartet delivers a nuanced and compelling take on a contemporary jazz sound. Drawing influences from 60’s bop to the Robert Glasper Experiment, The Ben Mizrach Quartet firmly places one foot in the tradition of the jazz of the old, and one in the future of jazz to come. Ben’s full-time project, The Blank Quartet, is based in Boston, and its first album ‘Canvas’ is set to release this coming winter.

Javier Rosario Trio- Jazz – Shrine
August 11, 2019 – New York

Javier Rosario is a virtuoso electric guitarist, who along with his trio interpret Javier’s original compositions.

The Shrine Jazz Jam Session W / Andrew Kushnir – Shrine
August 11, 2019 – New York

Join us at Shrine for a weekly Jam Session every Sunday evening. Bring your instruments and come ready to play!

New York Brogue – Paddy Reilly’s Music Bar
Through August 11, 2019 – New York

Bronx based New York Brogue highlights Paddy’s Saturday nights. The Brogue ‘blends an eclectic fervent mixture of traditional and contemporary with instrumental sets and ballads’, featuring singer and percussionist Danny Flinn, acclaimed Scottish fiddler Calum Pasqua, guitarist Matt Stapleton, and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Sharp.

A Weekly Saturday Night DesiParty – Stage48
Through August 11, 2019 – New York

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Nicholas Payton – Blue Note
Through August 11, 2019 – New York

Since 1994 when Nicholas Payton made his recording debut as a leader with “From This Moment,” the trumpeter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer has been lauded as one of the leading voices in jazz. Even though he started out as a “young lion,” one of the new generation guardians of the swing and bebop flames, the 45-year-old Payton has devoted himself to discovering sounds outside of strict traditional confines. Having grown up in a family and community of musicians in New Orleans, Payton has built his unique voice by melding a post-bop foundation, a heavy emphasis on groove, a soulful history, and various experimental elements. In addition to collaborating with an eclectic group of contemporary artists — Trey Anastasio, Ray Charles, Daniel Lanois, Dr. John, Jill Scott, and Allen Toussaint, among them — Payton is credited on over 120 recordings and had his music featured in film and television productions including Robert Altman’s “Kansas City,” HBO’s “Treme,” and “The Americans” on FX. After recording for Verve, Warner Brothers, and Nonesuch, Payton now records for his own imprint, Paytone Records

Tobin’s Run on 51: Village Vibes & Chasin’ the Trane – Irish Arts Center
Through November 29, 2019 – New York

FEATURING Christine Tobin, vocals Phil Robson, guitar Tim Armacost, saxophone Peter Brendler, double bass Ingrid Jensen, trumpet Jimmy Macbride, drums David O’Rourke, guitar Village Vibes & Chasin’ the Trane In the 50s and 60s, a counterculture grew throughout the States, and the iconic Greenwich Village of New York City became the center of a revolution that was happening in jazz music with artists such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, and many others. This Tobin’s Run celebrates their pioneering spirit, alongside songs from great vocal artists of the day, Abbey Lincoln and Sarah Vaughan. The evening will also feature film clips of musicians and Village clubs from the era.

Harlem Jazz Singers Showcase – Gin Fizz
Through May 31, 2021 – Harlem

Gordon Polatnick, the founder of Big Apple Jazz, has created a weekly series that brings the most talented, captivating and engaging Harlem jazz singers together with their knock-out all-star quartet – each week a new featured singer and band. Local musicians and singers often stop by to be a part of the excitement, and our guests are guaranteed seating for both sets unlike many other venues. Plan your next great evening out with the Harlem Jazz Singers Showcase. See talent like Tina Fabrique, Lynette Washington, Melanie Charles, Boncellia Lewis, Brianna Thomas, Emily Braden, Seydurah Avecmoi, Irene Blackman, Gary Samuels, and many more. Gin Fizz is a supper club right next to Red Rooster Harlem and conveniently located steps away from the 2/3 Train’s 125th Street stop on Lenox Ave. You will think you exited the subway and stepped into the kind of jazz age speakeasy which brought this neighborhood international fame during Prohibition and the Harlem Renaissance. Check our link to see who’s coming up this week.

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