Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend – December 6-December 8 – 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.

Paquito D’Rivera Quintet – Jazz Forum
Through November 07, 2019 – Tarrytown

Paquito D’Rivera, iconic Cuban American virtuoso of the clarinet and saxophone, composer and fourteen-time Grammy winner in both jazz and classical categories brings his unique blend of a global sensitivity to the Jazz Forum. He is the winner of fourteen Grammy Awards, is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer. His widespread and eclectic musical tastes include Afro-Cuban rhythms and melodies, influences encountered in his many travels, and back to his classical origins.

Diaspora Songs – Carnegie Hall
December 06, 2019 – New York

The influence of African music is remarkably wide-ranging. Whether the genre is gospel, blues, jazz, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, hip-hop, rock, or pop, so much of the music we celebrate today is rooted in the melodies, rhythms, and spirit of Africa. The African continent’s musical reach extends to America and around the world by informing, inspiring, and enlivening all it touches. Curated by Anglique Kidjo and Musical Director Terence Blanchard, this concert explores the extraordinary impact African music has made on every part of our musical landscape.

Ani Cordero Plus Abraham Dorta – The Sultan Room
December 06, 2019 – Brooklyn

Ani Cordero is a passionate Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, drummer, guitarist, and activist living in Brooklyn, NY. Ani was a founding member of the celebrated Mexican rock band Pistolera and recent drummer for the legendary Brazilian group Os Mutantes. Her critically-acclaimed albums have received attention from NPR’s All Things Considered, Alt-Latino, Soundcheck, Billboard, USA Today, PRI’s The World, Brooklyn Vegan, and more.

Gerry Eastman & Friends: Jam session – Williamsburg Music Center
December 06, 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.

Harlem Jazz Series – Tulivu Cumberbatch – Greater Calvary Baptist Church
December 06, 2019 – New York

Ms. Cumberbatch is a native of Brooklyn and has toured extensively in such places as the Caribbean, Europe, Canada, West Africa, Russia, Japan, and the United States. She has worked extensively with trumpeter Hannibal Loukumbe as the featured vocalist in two of his symphonies and also performed his suite “Fannie Lou Hamer” with the Kronos Quartet and “Love Poems to God” with dancer/choreographer, Dianne McIntyre and his ensemble. Ms. Cumberbath has performed with John Hicks, the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, Diedre Murray, Lonni Plaxico, Onaje-Alan Gumbs, Curtis Lundy, Cecil Brooks III, Steve Wilson, Andy Bey, Al Harewood, Cecil Payne, and Romero Lubambo, to name a few. She currently works with the Baritone Saxophones, the Ray Abrams Big Band, the Brooklyn Repertory Ensemble, and her own Magnificent Trio. Ms. Cumberbatch has produced three recordings on Ki-Ki Records and is soon to release the recording “Seasoned Elegance.” (www.tulivu.com)1st set: 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm (15 min break) 2nd Set: 8:00 pm – 8:45 pmArtist: Tulivu CumberbatchEnd Time: 9:00 pm

Ani Cordero – The Sultan Room
December 06, 2019 – Brooklyn

The World Music Institue presents Ani Cordero

Eric D’Alessandro – Westcott Theater
December 06, 2019 – Syracuse

Eric is like gravity, drawing people to him. When he speaks it’s electric. His audience is excited by his words regardless of how many times they’ve heard him.With over 89K followers on Instagram and millions of views on YouTube, Eric D’Alessandro is taking the comedy world by storm. Social media has given him the ability to create content that is both relatable and timely to the behaviors and lives of everyday Americans.Eric’s comedic impressions and uncensored musical rhetoric compose the highlights of his viral YouTube videos, including his popular “Maria Marie” series and “#MariaMogi” series.

Krimer & Bailo – Westcott Theater
December 06, 2019 – Syracuse

Hailing from the deep cold of Montreal, Canada, Krimer AKA Simon Bertrand is a producer who quickly proved himself to be a force of nature. Known to be pushing the boundaries of dubstep and taking multiple facets of different subgenres and boldly bringing them together into a completely undeniable sound design. Garnering attention from all across the globe by people in the know including the support of the likes of Bear Grillz, Getter, Snails, Skism Funtcase, Habstrakt, Dubloadz, Spag Heddy, 12th Planet, and many more, Krimer is currently paving the way to the dubstep of tomorrow. Fresh off the release of a 4 tracks EP entitled “Blow Up” on Never Say Die : Black Label, which included fan favorites like “Forces”, “Lazay” and the title track “Blow Up”.

Mr. Clifford Band – The Groove
December 06, 2019 – New York

All AgesMr. Clifford is a unique melding of vintage sounds with a modern twist. Anchored by funky rhythms and Synth ear candy, the band fuses retro Soul, old school Hip Hop, New Orleans Boogaloo and NYC Groove Jazz into one extravaganza of genres. Through uplifting and danceable songs, Mr. Clifford traverses many decades of music and leaves ample room for virtuoso soloing and improvisation, making each performance a one-of-a-kind experience.

Tracey Nicole & Company – The Groove
December 06, 2019 – New York

Discovering her gift at the age of 3 years old, Tracey began singing in church. In her youth she would sing for big crowds in parks with her friends. One of the parks was Washington Square Park. Those days were fun for her. When Tracey became an adult she began to get work in clubs such as Groove, Cafe Wha, B.B.Kings, and Village Underground, just to name a few. Her roots was gospel & rhythm and blues. But through the years she’s grown to other style of music R&B, Soul, Pop, Reggae and Roc. She also began to work with a few celebrities such as Cheryl Pepsi Riley, Melissa Morgan, Iyana Day, Kim Davis “from Chic”, Mike Davis, Monifah, and more.

T.W. Sample Band – Fat Cat
December 06, 2019 – New York

T.W. Sample Band

The Supreme Queens – Fat Cat
December 06, 2019 – New York

The Supreme Queens

Dave Gibson Band – Fat Cat
December 06, 2019 – New York

Dave Gibson Band

After Hours hosted by Kelly Green – Fat Cat
December 06, 2019 – New York

After Hours hosted by Kelly Green

Quincy Davis Quintet – SmallsLIVE
December 06, 2019 – New York

Quincy DavisSasha BerlinerPaul SikivieKeith LoftisAaron Diehl

Jeremy Dutton Quartet – SmallsLIVE
December 06, 2019 – New York

Jeremy DuttonShai MaestroSteve LehmanDaryl Johns

Corey Wallace Dubtet After Hours – SmallsLIVE
December 06, 2019 – New York

Corey Wallace

Apollo Music Caf: Damien Sneed – Apollo Theater
December 06, 2019 – New York

In the spirit of the holiday season, composer/musician Damien Sneed and friends creates a warm, intimate evening of jazz, gospel and cheer.

Puerto Rican artist Ani Cordero – The Sultan Room
December 06, 2019 – Brooklyn

Ani CorderoWorld Music Institute Presents21+

Jake G & the Soul Vibrance – Bar Chord
December 06, 2019 – Brooklyn

Jake G & the Soul Vibrance

Gatsby in Paris French Chansons & Jazz Standards from the 20s to the 40s Feat.Chlo Perrier & the French Heart Band – Club Bonafide
December 06, 2019 – New York

Gatsby in Paris: French Chansons & Jazz Standards From the ’20s to the ’40s, featuring enchanting French singer Chlo Perrier and her new band, the French Heart Jazz Band. This irrepressibly charming show is a mix of French chansons and American jazz standards from the ’20s to the ’40s with a continental flare. Chlo sings an intriguing mix of jazz, chanson, Brazilian and occasionally Romany-tinged numbers in French, as well as in English. The group is known for its reinvention of the old chestnut “My Heart Belongs to Daddy” as a bolero-tinged Twin Peaks theme, an obscure ’20s hot jazz tune that Perrier had found in a history book, and the classic “La Vie en Rose.” Come to Club Bonafide in New York City and listen as exes get dissed and relationships gone wrong are dissected and remembered through glasses that aren’t exactly rose-colored.

Steve Tyrell – Caf Carlyle
December 06, 2019 – New York

Grammy Award-winner and two-time Emmy nominee Steve Tyrell celebrates his 15th anniversary performing in the Caf Carlyles revered holiday slot with an all-new show, December 3-31. The performance will feature favorites from the Great American Songbook including songs he has performed in major motion pictures, and of course, holiday classics. The New York Times declared, Mr. Tyrell is a terrific storyteller his sizable voice filters Louis Armstrong through Ray Charles and Dr. John. Ten of his 11 albums have achieved top-five status on Billboards Traditional Pop Charts, with his most recent, A Song For You reaching #1 last year. Steve Tyrell recently released a 21-song extended edition of his 2008 chart-topper Back to Bacharach. The album, an homage to Tyrells friend and mentor, Burt Bacharach, features seven additional Bacharach classics.

Works & Process, the Performing – The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Peter B Lewis Theater
December 07, 2019 – New York

Christmas Benefit Concert 2019 – Rutgers Community Christian Church
December 07, 2019 – Franklin Township

Steve Tyrell – Caf Carlyle
December 07, 2019 – New York

Grammy Award-winner and two-time Emmy nominee Steve Tyrell celebrates his 15th anniversary performing in the Caf Carlyles revered holiday slot with an all-new show, December 3-31. The performance will feature favorites from the Great American Songbook including songs he has performed in major motion pictures, and of course, holiday classics. The New York Times declared, Mr. Tyrell is a terrific storyteller his sizable voice filters Louis Armstrong through Ray Charles and Dr. John. Ten of his 11 albums have achieved top-five status on Billboards Traditional Pop Charts, with his most recent, A Song For You reaching #1 last year. Steve Tyrell recently released a 21-song extended edition of his 2008 chart-topper Back to Bacharach. The album, an homage to Tyrells friend and mentor, Burt Bacharach, features seven additional Bacharach classics.

Thurston Ray – Groove
December 07, 2019 – New York

SMOOTH, SOULFUL, AND JAZZY ARE A FEW WORDS THAT MAY DESCRIBE THE MUSICAL STYLE OF SINGER-SONGWRITER, THURSTON RAY. HOWEVER YOU CHOOSE TO DESCRIBE IT, THE THURSTON RAY SOUND HAS BEEN CRAFTED TO TAKE THE LISTENER ON A JOURNEY THROUGH EMOTIONS, MELODIES, AND SWEET INSPIRATION. THURSTON RAY IS A BASS BARITONE VOCALIST AND POET WHO BLENDS SOULFUL MUSIC, JAZZY CHILLED VOCALS, AND MESSAGES ABOUT REAL LIFE AND LOVE.

Cyrus Chesnut Quartet – Miller Theatre
December 07, 2019 – New York

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMASHearing Vince Guaraldi’s beloved score from A Charlie Brown Christmas has become a holiday tradition for many. The virtuosic and spirited pianist Cyrus Chestnut and his quartet celebrate the season with a festive evening performing their soulful twist on these favorite tunes.

The Pickled Peppers Jazz Band – Butterfields
December 07, 2019 – Hauppauge

Admit it you love a classic Jazz Band! The Pickled Peppers are a dynamic ensemble that covers lots of musical ground: Jazz, Blues, Latin, Mardi Gras Music, Traditional Jazz, Rock and Roll, Dinner music and more….Make it a date night, or simply gather with family and friends and make it a Butterfields night. Call or email for dinner reservations or $10 cover at the door.

Artemis – Carnegie Hall
December 07, 2019 – New York

Artemis, seven of jazz music’s most dynamic performers, have thrilled audiences with classic tunes from Thelonious Monk and Billie Holiday to The Beatles and Stevie Wonder, as well as strikingly original compositions. These stellar womeneach renowned for her outstanding solo workhail from the US, Canada, France, Chile, Israel, and Japan to form an unparalleled supergroup. Don’t miss this unforgettable event, which marks their first New York appearance together under this moniker.

Rock This Town Orchestra Christmas Spectacular (Night One) – Daryl’s House Club
December 07, 2019 – Pawling

Celebrate the holiday season with the #1 Brian Setzer Orchestra tribute in the world!Come celebrate the holiday season with Rock This Town Orchestra’s Christmas Spectacular Its a holiday show that is highly energetic and visually stunning like no other playing hits from the Brian Setzer Orchestra, Stray Cats as well as your favorite Christmas classics.Playing hits such as Rock This Town, Jump Jive & Wail, Sleepwalk, In The Mood, Jingle Bells, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, and many more.. Their show will have you dancing in your seats all night long

Andreas Toftemark Quartet – KGB Bar
December 07, 2019 – New York

Andreas Toftemark Quartet

Kung FU – Westcott Theater
December 07, 2019 – Syracuse

Proud to be firmly installed in the new-funk movement, KUNG FU is quickly popularizing their unique sonic contribution, blurring the line between intense electro-fusion, and blistering dance arrangements. Making fusion music “cool” again, the band draws on influences such as early Headhunters and Weather Report, and merges those ideas with a contemporary EDM informed sensibility. Imagine 70’s funk-fusion meets a modern dance

Christmas Ain’t A Drag – The Cutting Room
December 07, 2019 – New York

Under 21 With GuardianAn uplifting new rock musical revue inspired by the big band era, celebrating the love, romance & acceptance people find at Christmas.THE CUTTING ROOM PresentsA CAAD PARTNERS LLC PRODUCTIONCHRISTMAS AIN’T A DRAG A BIG BAND MUSICALA new rock’n musical inspired by the big band era, celebrating the love,romance & acceptance people find at Christmas time. With original rock,blues, and jazz music & lyrics performed by the Christmas Ain’t A DragOrchestra. The show tells the tale of four lonely individuals whose lives intersect at anightclub on Christmas Eve. Brad has lost love and is eager to find it. Hollyis always looking for love but never seems to hold on to it. Trish has walledherself away from love. And, Nick is trying to break those walls down. Thenthere’s Benedict, the owner of the club a bah humbug kinda’ guy. In theend, love conquers all! They discover love and the magic of the holiday proving Christmas should never be a Drag!

MAP Chamber Music – Paul Hall at The Juilliard School
December 07, 2019 – New York

MAP Chamber Music

Christmas with the Rat Pack – Club Bonafide
December 07, 2019 – New York

When Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. hit the stage, it was always a “swingin affair”! These enormously talented entertainers, known as “The Rat Pack”, were the coolest cats to ever play Las Vegas. or anywhere for that matter!Now, three skilled New York actors are bringing the songs, the laughs and the charisma of Frank, Dean and Sammy back to life in “Swinging with THE RAT PACK!”This trio of professionals is highly skilled in improvisation and live interactive performance. When they perform, they not only capture the look and sound of Frank, Dean and Sammy, but their irresistible charm and chemistry as well!

Ed Cherry Trio – Fat Cat
December 07, 2019 – New York

Ed Cherry Trio

Christmas with Young Sinatra Starring Tony Dimeglio – Club Bonafide
December 07, 2019 – New York

Starring Tony DiMeglio, star of the New York’s longest currently running Rat Pack show, The Rat Pack Undead.Singing songs made famous by the chairman of the board the Young Sinatra sings songs such as “A Foggy Day,” “I’ll Be Seeing You,” “Summer Wind,” “Witchcraft” and many more. This Young Sinatra is bound to have all Sinatra lovers singing the tunes once again.Don’t miss this exceptional tribute to the Chairman of the Board in NYC after its Atlantic City premier this Summer at Boardwalk Showroom in Atlantic City!

Raphael D’lugoff Trio – Fat Cat
December 07, 2019 – New York

Raphael D’lugoff Trio

After Hours hosted by Greg Glassman – Fat Cat
December 07, 2019 – New York

After Hours hosted by Greg Glassman

Quincy Davis Quintet – SmallsLIVE
December 07, 2019 – New York

Keith LoftisNeal MinerSasha BerlinerAaron Diehl

Jeremy Dutton Quartet – SmallsLIVE
December 07, 2019 – New York

Jeremy DuttonShai MaestroSteve LehmanDaryl Johns

Brooklyn Circle – SmallsLIVE
December 07, 2019 – New York

Stacy DillardIsmail LawalDiallo House

A Very Electric Christmas – State Theatre of Ithaca
December 07, 2019 – Ithaca

Brighten your holidays with Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Christmas! Audiences of all ages will treasure this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship and hope set to timeless holiday hits.

Apollo Music Caf: Ryan Jamaal Swain – Apollo Theater
December 07, 2019 – New York

On this special caf night, Ryan Jamaal Swain, star of the Emmy Award-winning television series Pose shares another side of his talent. Not only can Ryan act and dance, tonight he sings!

Check Your Invite! a Renaissance Rent Party Remix – Harlem Stage
December 07, 2019 – New York

Beloved Harlem Renaissance writer Langston Hughes was constantly invited to both bid whist (an extremely popular social card game) and rent parties. He saved hundreds of invitations from his arrival in Harlem in the early1920’s through the early 1960’s! These parties were held primarily in Harlem apartments to raise rent money, socialize with both new neighbors and those from “back home.” play card games, dance aka as cut a rug and enjoy down home cooking and libations away from the post reconstruction oppression. Actor/Playwright/ Storyteller Daniel Carlton creates a world from archival historical invitations to dramatize Harlem history from the 1920’s1960’s using the settings of the various parties. We invite you to come experience an ever changing Harlem as we wait for Langston Hughes to arrive. From returning soldiers to Garveyites to Socialites, church ladies, deacons and politicos, Harlem has been referred to as the epicenter of Black Culture during the 1900’s, The Harlem Renaissance took place during a time of virulent racism and rich artistic expression. Who were the hosts and the guests of these infamous rent parties? Come meet some of the colorful characters imagined a… (read more)

Artemis – Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
December 07, 2019 – New York

Artemis, seven of jazz music’s most dynamic performers, captivate audiences with bold new arrangements of classics by The Beatles to Thelonious Monk, as well as strikingly original compositions by the group’s members.

Acoustic Brunch: Nellybombs – Daryl’s House Club
December 07, 2019 – New York

All AgesNellybombs is a neo-soul duo from Beacon, NY with Nelly Llano on vocals and Francisco Mena on guitar. Their music takes elements from jazz, soul, funk, blues, hip-hop and everything that inspires this duo to create their dynamic, original, and soulful sound. Nellybombs’ original music, combined with their unique take on classics and current hits is sure to take you on a soulful sonic trip that you won’t soon forget!

Craig Dreyer & Fiends – Bar Chord
December 07, 2019 – Brooklyn

Craig Dreyer & FiendsSax and Organ funky soul and Rock N’ Roll

French Jazz, Gatsby & Bossa Nova – Club Bonafide
December 07, 2019 – New York

New York City-based vocalist Chlo studied jazz for three years at the academy of Sarah Lazarus before releasing her first album, Heart of a French Girl, recorded between Paris and New York. Since then, she has performed regularly on both sides of the Atlantic in venues like Le Sunset, Le Franc Pinot, Zinc Bar and The Manderly at The McKittrick Hotel, home of performance art show Sleep No More. In this show at New York’s Club Bonafide, Chlo performs jazz classics, bossa nova selections, French standards and even a few compositions of her own.

Arturo Sandoval – Blue Note
Through December 07, 2019 – New York

A protg of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, ARTURO SANDOVAL was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn’t take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer. He is one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, and has been seen by millions at the Oscars, at the Grammy Awards, and the Billboard Awards. Sandoval has been awarded 10 Grammy Awards, and nominated 19 times; he has also received 6 Billboard Awards and an Emmy Award. The latter for his composing work on the entire underscore of the HBO movie based on his life, “For Love or Country” that starred Andy Garcia as Arturo. His two latest Grammy award winning albums, “Dear Diz “Everyday I think of you” and Tango “Como Yo Te Siento” are now available worldwide. Arturo Sandoval’s newest CD, Eternamente Man… (read more)

Ac Blues Brothers Blue Blue Christmas Live in NY – Club Bonafide
December 08, 2019 – New York

The Atlantic City Blues Brothers: Christian Milazzo and Cooper Jordan tribute Jake and Elwood in this soul-filled Holiday show Direct from Boardwalk Showroom at The Claridge attached to Ballys Atlantic City.

Works & Process, the Performing – The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Peter B Lewis Theater
December 08, 2019 – New York

Fruit and Grain – Second Floor
December 08, 2019 – New York,

Toys for Tots Holiday Benefit – City Vineyard
December 08, 2019 – New York

A Musical Salute to Sam Cooke & Smokey Robinson – Groove
December 08, 2019 – New York

Soul Infinity takes the stage at New York’s Club Groove to pay tribute to two R&B legends Sam Cooke and Smokey Robinson. The Harlem-based band with a knack for recreating Motown soul will pay fitting tribute to Robinson, whose prolific songwriting helped lay the foundation for the trailblazing label. You’ll also hear unforgettable gems from Cooke’s songbook, including “Chain Gang,” “Wonderful World” and “You Send Me.

Rock This Town Orchestra Christmas Spectacular (Night Two) – Daryl’s House Club
December 08, 2019 – Pawling

Celebrate the holiday season with the #1 Brian Setzer Orchestra tribute in the world!Come celebrate the holiday season with Rock This Town Orchestra’s Christmas Spectacular Its a holiday show that is highly energetic and visually stunning like no other playing hits from the Brian Setzer Orchestra, Stray Cats as well as your favorite Christmas classics.Playing hits such as Rock This Town, Jump Jive & Wail, Sleepwalk, In The Mood, Jingle Bells, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, and many more.. Their show will have you dancing in your seats all night long

George Winston – Center for the Arts of Homer
December 08, 2019 – Homer

A tireless road warrior playing nearly 100 concerts annually, live performance for Winston is akin to breathing. Winston’s music is evocative, offering us all a chance to take a step back from our perpetually busy lives and let our minds adventurously wander. Restless Wind is a portrayal of Winston’s place in a chaotic world his compositions extend solace with an idiosyncratic grace

La Vie en Rose: An Elegant & Tasteful Blend of American Jazz, French Chanson & Pop Music. Feat. Violette – Club Bonafide
December 08, 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. Her most recent album, 2014’s Falling Strong, showcases a collection of originals that, although rooted in jazz, reflect the young artist’s eclectic range of influences from pop to rock and R&B. Upbeat and sassy, sensual and intimate, her soulful voice immerses you in emotion.

Gamelan Dharma Swara – Fat Cat
December 08, 2019 – New York

Gamelan Dharma Swara

Ark Ovrutski Quintet – Fat Cat
December 08, 2019 – New York

Ark Ovrutski Quintet

After Hours hosted by The Program of Deprogramming – Fat Cat
December 08, 2019 – New York

After Hours hosted by The Program of Deprogramming

Tommy Campbell & Vocal Eyes – SmallsLIVE
December 08, 2019 – New York

Miles GriffithHelio AlvesFreddie BryantTiffany Gridiron ToriumiTommy CampbellHarvie S

Jc Stylles Organ Quartet – SmallsLIVE
December 08, 2019 – New York

Jc StyllesKyle KoehlerTroy RobertsByron Landham

Hillel Salem After Hours – SmallsLIVE
December 08, 2019 – New York

Hillel Salem After Hours

Saint Mela – C’mon Everybody
December 08, 2019 – Brooklyn

Ages 21+….the voice of standout singer Wolf Weston emerges as a stirring new instrument”with special guests TBA

Shunzo Ohno Group featuring Lotus Chamber Collective – Jazz Forum
December 08, 2019 – Tarrytown

Considered one of the most influential trumpeters of our time, Shunzo Ohno has played, recorded and toured with such renowned leaders as Gil Evans, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Art Blakey, and many others. Born in Gifu, Japan, Shunzo began his musical passion at age 13 in his local public school. By age 19, Shunzo was the leading jazz trumpeter in Japan. Working as a composer and arranger, Shunzo’s career hit high gear when he met renowned bandleader Art Blakey. He toured with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, throughout the United States and settled in New York City in 1974 at Blakey’s suggestion. Mr. Ohno has 16 recordings under his name as a leader and has appeared on over thirty more as a sideman. His fascinating life, with his triumph over illness and adversity, is the subject of a biography, “Trumpet of Hope” and a documentary film, “Trumpet of Glory.” His 2018 release “Dreamer” has brought international attention

Gypsy Jazz Brunch: Mandology – Daryl’s House
December 08, 2019 – Pawling

All AgesGypsy Jazz Brunch: Mandology

Cortelyou Jazz Jam – Bar Chord
December 08, 2019 – Brooklyn

Weekly Jazz Jam hosted by Michael Vitali

Arturo Sandoval – Blue Note
December 08, 2019 – New York

A protg of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, ARTURO SANDOVAL was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn’t take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer. He is one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, and has been seen by millions at the Oscars, at the Grammy Awards, and the Billboard Awards. Sandoval has been awarded 10 Grammy Awards, and nominated 19 times; he has also received 6 Billboard Awards and an Emmy Award. The latter for his composing work on the entire underscore of the HBO movie based on his life, “For Love or Country” that starred Andy Garcia as Arturo. His two latest Grammy award winning albums, “Dear Diz “Everyday I think of you” and Tango “Como Yo Te Siento” are now available worldwide. Arturo Sandoval’s newest CD, Eternamente Man… (read more)

Sight and Sound: Leon Botstein and The Orchestra Now Series – The Met Fifth Avenue
December 08, 2019 – New York

In this series, conductor and music historian Leon Botstein explores the parallels between orchestral music and the visual arts. Each concert opens with a talk accompanied by musical excerpts performed by The Orchestra Now with on-screen artworks, followed by a full performance and audience Q&A.Honegger, Vallotton, and the Avant-Garde in ParisComposer Arthur Honegger and painter Flix Vallotton were both Swiss nationals who spent the larger part of their careers in Paris, where they became part of the avant-garde scene in music (Les Six) and art (Les Nabis). Both explored the intersection between tradition and modernism and Honegger’s first symphony mirrors the magnetism of Paris in the 1920s.Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Flix Vallotton: Painter of Disquiet.

The Singing Anchors Starring Benita Zahn and Jerry Gretzinger – Cohoes Music Hall
December 08, 2019 – Cohoes

Building on Love, Inc. invites you to a wonderful afternoon of song & fun as The Singing Anchors Benita Zahn and Jerry Gretzinger – take to the stage at the historic Cohoes Music Hall in support of their Family Grant Program, which provides temporary financial support to families facing a life-altering medical diagnosis.

Winter Celebration Concert: InterSchool Orchestras of New York – Symphony Space at Peter Jay Sharp Theatre
December 08, 2019 – New York

The Winter Celebration concert features the four levels of orchestras in InterSchool Orchestras of New York including Morningside, Carnegie Hill, Concert Orchestra and the ISO Symphony, conducted by Dr. Matt Rotjan, Steve Rochen, Joseph Meyers, and Barry Stern respectively. The ISO Symphony will be joined on stage by Rene Manning and members of Mingus Dynasty, providing a snapshot of ISOs dynamic season and showcasing the achievement of the students.

Arturo Sandoval – Blue Note
Through December 08, 2019 – New York

A protg of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, ARTURO SANDOVAL was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn’t take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer.

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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