Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend - June 14-June 16
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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.
Samba New York's King of the Drums Samba Party. - DROM
Inspired by the electrifying open samba school rehearsals that precede Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro, the "Samba Party" is a communal gathering where Brazilian music enthusiasts share their love of samba drumming, dance, and culture in NYC. This Summertime edition of the event will feature an official dance contest to select Samba New York's 2019 "King of the Drums" ? O Rei da Bateria. The Party will also include a samba lesson with our MC, Brazilian dance master, Danielle Lima, and a set of live batucada by the Samba New York! Drum Section, under the leadership of Dr. Samba.
Illuminated Blue - Hauser & Wirth
The Festival is delighted to partner with Hauser & Wirth for a performance inspired by the visual artwork of renowned artist Lorna Simpson. The event features composer Jessica Mays who has been commissioned by the Festival to create a musical suite for ensemble in response to Simpson's work. The night will also include selections by contemporary Icelandic Composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir, American icon Amy Beach, and 2019 honoree Clara Schumann. Reception by Roth Bar to follow performance PROGRAM Anna Thorvaldsdottir "Illumine" for String Ensemble (2016) Amy Beach String Quartet in One Movement (1929) Clara Schumann/Aribert Reimann Three Songs for Soprano and String Quartet (2019) Jessica Mays Out of Blue (2019)
Chris Botti - Blue Note
Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD When I Fall In Love, Chris Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop muisc and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four #1 jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum and Grammy Awards. Most recently, his latest album Impressions won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental. Performing worldwide and selling more than four million albums, he has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre. Over the past three decades, Botti has recorded and performed with the best in music, including Sting, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Josh Groban, Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Bublé, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Andrea Bocelli, Joshua Bell, Aerosmith & #39's Steven Tyler and even Frank Sinatra.
Jaime Aff & the Puppeteers - Zinc
JAIME AFF & THE PUPPETEERS.
Manhattan Pride Ball - Alhambra Ballroom
Manhattan has long been an epicenter of LGBTQ history, community, and activism?from the Stonewall Rebellion 50 years ago to Harlem's iconic ball scene. This Pride Month will be extra special because we'll be welcoming hundreds of thousands of LGBTQ people from around for the globe for World Pride.
A Marriage of Heaven and Hell - Times Square EDITION
Theo Croker 'Star People Nation - Jazz Standard
Theo Croker 'Star People Nation
Hudson Valley Punk Showcase with The Bobby Lees, Top Nachos, Stuyedeyed, Hairbag - Colony
The Bobby Lees are a punk blues band from Woodstock NY. They recorded their first record "Beauty Pageant" at Dreamland Recording Studios in 2017. Released in early 2018, they have gotten some great press locally and in the UK. Eli and Kenny are a band and they love music! TOP nachos is the band; they wrote an EP, and ever since they just can't stop writing music. Irrepressible, loud, direct, fuzzed out ? Stuyedeyed are an unhinged skull rattling atop a spine, snapping to intensity and directing your attention to our reality, right now.
Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz - Club Free Time
Summertime, and the livin' is easy... so swing on by for toe-tappin' performances by New York's finest, playing ragtime, stride, and jazz to your heart's delight.
Jazz Guitarist Who Played with Dizzy Gillespie - Club Free Time
Since his 14-year run with Dizzy Gillespie, guitarist Ed Cherry has cemented a spot as one of the great small-group bandleaders in jazz, especially in the organ trio format. With half a dozen albums under his name, he is in high demand, especially since his two recent releases with Posi-Tone. This show features Kyle Koehler on organ and Anwar Marshall on drums.
Aaron Rimbui- Jazz / World Music / Gospel - Shrine
Rimbui was named music director of the Safaricom Jazz Festival, Kenya's first international jazz festival, in 2014. He's also founded the concert series "All That Jazz", "Piano & Voice" and "The New Standard Jazz Sessions" in Nairobi. Over the course of his career, he has performed at such prestigious gatherings as the Jahazi Jazz Festival in Zanzibar, the Sierra Jazz Festival and the Winter Jazz Festival in Copenhagen as well as outings in Los Angeles, Washington D.C, Seattle and Las Vegas among many other cities in the U.S.A. He was Kenya's representative to the International Jazz Showcase in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Israel.
La Familia Reggae Son-Reggae / Latin - Shrine
La Familia Reggae Son is what happens when musicians from different genres get together and mix there music together: Son, Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue & Reggae
Luxury Whiskeys at The Flatiron Room - The Flatiron Room
Ekklesia School of Ballet Spring Performance - Clinton Town Hall Auditorium
Welcome to Ekklesia School of Ballet's annual Spring Performance! This year's show will feature an original children's ballet The Adventures of Farryn, based on the book The Runaway Bunny by Margarite Wise Brown, and exceropts from the beloved classic Coppelia.
Flamenco and jazz - Club Free Time
CFT Deal (comp) | Flamenco and jazz
A Multi-Generational Jazz Supergroup - Club Free Time
The DeJohnette?Coltrane?Garrison Trio is a multi-generational jazz supergroup. DeJohnette is a highly influential jazz drummer inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2007; Ravi Coltrane ? post-bop jazz saxophonist ? is the son of jazz pianist Alice Coltrane and saxophonist John Coltrane, who played with DeJohnette; Matthew Garrison is DeJohnette's godson, and an accomplished bassist in his own right, described by the New York Times as "an electric bass virtuoso." Fifty years ago DeJohnette played with Coltrane Garrison's fathers in John Coltrane's group; on the 2016 album In Movement, he plays Coltrane's haunting elegy "Alabama" with their sons. Harpist Brandee Younger, a modern harpist, under the influence of Dorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane herself will open the show.
I Dance Movement Presents 'Jackson Mania!' - Gelsey Kirkland
Please join us for I Dance Movement second annual dance recital.
Opening Night Concert - Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
World-renowned cellist Alisa Weilerstein, a 2011 MacArthur Fellow and alumna of our Evnin Rising Stars mentoring program, returns to Caramoor for Dvorak's Cello Concerto ? called one of the greatest of all cello concertos ? with our resident Orchestra of St Luke's conducted by former Caramoor Artistic Director Peter Oundjian. The 2019 season opener also features Stravinsky's breathtaking Firebird and a curtain raiser by Canadian composer Gary Kulesha.
Barbara Jones - Marcus Garvey Park
The Summer Jazz Jam opener for Harlem! SaturdayJune 15th, as Jazz in the Park returns with The Harlem Renaissance Orchestra (HRO). Join us for this FREE event that includes a Harlem Swing Dance Lesson! This event is made possible by the NYC Parks and Recreation; dance lesson provided by The Harlem Swing Dance Society SCHEDULE 5pm - Lesson and Social Dance to DJ'd Jazz and Soul classics 6pm - 8pm : HRO Plays and social dancing See you there!
Bronx Rising! James Reese Europe & His Latin Connection - Bronx Music Heritage Center
James Reese Europe is the Army bandleader credited with introducing the French to jazz during WWI and U.S. audiences to tango, the first Latin American dance craze in the country. Europe?s music will be performed by the 78th Army Band-Jazz Combo, and a dance performance explaining the roots of tango will be presented by ACCENT Dance. Free & Open to the public.
Percussion Masters Series: Carmen Intorre Quartet - Zinc
Acclaimed master drummer Carmen Intorre brings his formidable quartet to Zinc on Saturday, June 15. He's supported by pianist Alex Minasian, saxophonist Dayna Stephens, and bassist Brandi Disterheft. Born in Buffalo, NY, Carmen Intorre developed an early interest in music and began playing drums at age five. He has performed and recorded with numerous musicians such as George Benson, Larry Coryell, Wynton Marsalis, Monty Alexander, George Coleman, Eric Alexander, George Cables, Benny Golson, Richie Cole, Joe Locke, Lew Tabackin, Bobby Watson, Ira Sullivan, Bucky Pizzarelli, and many others. Carmen currently holds down the drum chair with legendary jazz guitarist Pat Martino, touring extensively throughout the world with the guitarist's organ trio and quintet.
Cuban Jazz Night with Axel Tosca Band Featuring Xiomara - Zinc
Xiomara Laugart has lived and worked in New York City for two decades. As a vocalist, she has performed Cuban nueva trova, jazz standards, and Broadway numbers on local and international stages. Xiomara has recorded over 17 albums and has collaborated with Kip Hanrahan, Roy Hargrove, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, and others.
SHIAMAK SUMMER FUNK 2019-SHAADI THE MUSICAL - Memorial Auditorium
Karlea Lynne - The Cell Theater
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. Heavily influenced by Nancy Wilson, Sarah Vaughan and Dinah Washington, Karlea's sound is just one of her unforgettable assets that charms every audience she encounters. She is joined onstage by Jonathan Thomas (piano) Darrian Douglas (drums) Noah Jackson (upright bass)
Melvis Santa - The Cell Theater
An accomplished singer/songwriter, Afro Cuban dancer and actress, Melvis grew up next to the legendary theater Federico Garcia Lorca, in a vivid and eclectic neighborhood of La Habana, Cuba, surrounded by multi-cultural influences. She studied classical piano in the Manuel Saumell Music School since the age of 7 and also completed a music degree as Music teacher at the University of Arts (I.S.A.) in her hometown. Her music wavers between the intimate and urgent with a wide range of variety and timbre, while her smooth and soulful voice incorporates warm Blues inflections with elements of traditional Cuban sounds. As a result, she brings an original color to each song, delivering a rich palette of Latin sounds.
A Marriage of Heaven and Hell - Times Square EDITION
Dejohnette - Coltrane - Garrison Trio / Brandee Younger - Central Park
The DeJohnette ? Coltrane ? Garrison Trio is a multi-generational jazz supergroup. DeJohnette is a highly influential jazz drummer inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2007; Ravi Coltrane ? post-bop jazz saxophonist ? is the son of jazz pianist Alice Coltrane and saxophonist John Coltrane, who played with DeJohnette; Matthew Garrison is DeJohnette's godson, and an accomplished bassist in his own right, described by the New York Times as "an electric bass virtuoso." Fifty years ago DeJohnette played with Coltrane Garrison's fathers in John Coltrane's group; on the 2016 album In Movement, he plays Coltrane's haunting elegy "Alabama" with their sons. Harpist Brandee Younger, a modern harpist, under the influence of Dorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane herself will open the show.
Jazz on the Cusp Hosted by Nate Chinen - SummerStage, Central Park
From the glories of 1959 to the multiplicity of 2019, jazz has often thrived on the cusp of a new decade. We'll explore that idea with a look back and a leap forward. RSVP is required for all and is on first-come, first-served basis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Trendy Crochet Baskets - Nest on Main
Dr. Anekwe's Retirement Party - Oronoque Country Club
A Taste of Morocco - The Perfect Pear
Learn how to make some of the basics of North African cuisine. We'll make harissa, the spicy condiment, and preserved lemons, and then taste three different ways to use these lovely DIY ingredients: A traditional Spicy Chicken, Preserved Lemon and Harissa Tagine; Niçoise Olives with Harissa and Picholine Olives with Preserved Lemon. This class is limited to six participants.
Dakhabrakha - Schimmel Center
This playful band from Kiev performs songs from their album, The Road, as well as old favorites. Reshaping ancient and contemporary Ukrainian music, DakhaBrakha's hypnotic textures meld soulful folk and ritual songs with Balkan, African, jazz, and R&B music.
An Aerial Spectacular - Secret Loft
Witness New York City's most talented aerialists in a secret, intimate venue. Secret Circus gives experienced circus performers a stage to display their most immersive, captivating, and daringly dynamic pieces.
Percussion Masters Series: Carmen Intorre Quartet - Zinc Bar
Carmen is one of my favorite drummers, he has a very wide groove and strong beat and most important of all, he swings his ass off!" ?Joey DeFrancesco Acclaimed master drummer Carmen Intorre brings his formidable quartet to Zinc on Saturday, June 15. He's supported by pianist Alex Minasian, saxophonist Dayna Stephens, and bassist Brandi Disterheft. Born in Buffalo, NY, Carmen Intorre developed an early interest in music and began playing drums at age five. He has performed and recorded with numerous musicians such as George Benson, Larry Coryell, Wynton Marsalis, Monty Alexander, George Coleman, Eric Alexander, George Cables, Benny Golson, Richie Cole, Joe Locke, Lew Tabackin, Bobby Watson, Ira Sullivan, Bucky Pizzarelli, and many others. Carmen currently holds down the drum chair with legendary jazz guitarist Pat Martino, touring extensively throughout the world with the guitarist's organ trio and quintet.
Bevin Turnbull & New Jazz City - Gin Fizz
Pianist/ composer/ trumpet player, Bevin Turnbull and New Jazz City play a miture of contemporary and traditional jazz styles. Bevin's groups, in various forms, have most recently apperated at Mist Harlem, Triad Theater and New Rochelle's Alving & Friends. This year they will have performed for 23rd consecutive years in the Bronx at St. Luke's Annual Gospel & Jazz Concert. Once a student of Dr. Donald Byrd, recording artist with Ralph Macdonald and Bobbi Humphrey and keyboardist for Noel Pointer, Bevin is now joined by vocalist Jina Billups-Perace; bassist, Dr. Charles Butler; drummer Mike Flythe as wel as guest artists.
Anwar 'Notes' Overton --- R&B Instrumental - Triad Theatre
Anwar "Notes" Overton fell in love with the sounds of Jethro Hull, Herbie Mann, and Greg Patillo; whom he had the pleasure of meeting. Greg Patillo took a personal interest in "NOTES" and shared with him that it was possible to Bee Bop on the flute and deliver a smooth, peaceful sound at the same time! By the time he reached Intermediate School, he was a member of Meyer Levin's School Concert Band. Playing the flute during Middle School and High School was therapy for "NOTES." It was his way to escape the rough streets of Brooklyn, yet create a positive synergy with fellow students his age and older. "NOTES" later graduated from USF (University of South Florida) where he played in the Marching Band. As a professional artist, he has had the pleasure of gracing the stage with various musicians and bands; playing weddings, indoor and outdoor festivals, recording, as well as clubs and lounges about town.
Bruce Katz - Colony
Bruce Katz is a four time (2008, 2009, 2010, 2015) Nominee for the Blues Music Award (W.C. Handy Award) for "Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year", selected by the Blues Foundation of Memphis, TN. While Blues is a very important part of his music, Bruce's music has more angles and influences, occupying a unique space where blues, "soul-jazz", jam-band rock, and all aspects of Americana Music collide into a style of original music all his own. He is equally comfortable playing Hammond B-3 Organ and Piano.
Whiskey Treaty - Rockwood Music Hall 2
This event is 21 and over The Whiskey Treaty unites songwriters of Americana, Rock and Roots-Folk music to share in their love of Western Mass, Music, Brotherhood and Whiskey!
Ivan Renta's Latin Jazz Quintet - Fat Cat
Ivan Renta's Latin Jazz Quintet
Rodrigo Bonelli Quintet- Brazilian Jazz - Shrine
The latin jazz music of Rodrigo Bonelli combines driving rhythmic patterns from Afro-Cuban and Brazilian styles along with highly inspired melodies to convey the group's message. Whether they play intensely or at a more relaxed tempo, the compositions all share rich melodies and the musicians strong interplay always shines through. They will be joined by amazing and versatile singer Erin Blatti.
Derek Nelson Band - Folk / Americana - Shrine
Originally from Martinez, California, singer-songwriter Derek Nelson brings sensibilities from his small town upbringing face-to-face with the experiences living in New York City. His style has been inspired by some of his favorite songwriters including Billy Joel, John Mayer, Elvis Costello, and Paul Simon. While his musical tastes are wildly varied, his own music is a balance of "old" and "new," touching on topics like the battles of love and loss, and growing up.- Columbia Daily Tribune
Sutton Foster - Cafe Carlyle
The New York Times praised her previous residency: "The radiance of Julia Roberts and the zany spunk of Holly Golightly: that only begins to describe the seductive charms of Sutton Foster in her irresistible cabaret show." At Café Carlyle, she'll perform Broadway favorites and original recordings, focusing on selections from her new album, Take Me to the World, and stories of how being a mother of a two-year-old has informed her work and changed her life.
Caribbean Vibes - Kelcher Hub
Works By Tchaikovsky, Bizet, Grieg And More For Trumpet And Organ - Club Free Time
Program Johann Baptist Georg Neruda (1708-1780) Concerto for Trumpet in E-flat Major George Bizet (1838-1875) (arr. Guiraud) Les dragons d'Alcala Gaetano Donizetti (1791-1848) from L'elisir d'amore "Una furtiva lagrima" Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) from 25 Norwegian Folk Songs and Dances, Op.17 Iver Kleive (b.1949) Toccata on "Store gud, vi lover deg" Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) from Swan Lake, Neapolitan Dance Formed in 2014, Deux Voix (French for "two voices") has amassed a rapidly growing reputation and both national and international acclaim. In addition to the numerous performances in their home in southeast Texas, they have presented concerts nationwide in over 17 states. A short list of their many performance locations includes St. Patrick's Cathedral in NYC, Minnesota, Washington Music Festival in Port Angeles, Washington, West Point Military Academy, and Myers Park United Methodist in Charlotte, North Carolina. In August of 2018, Deux Voix toured Denmark, Sweden, and Norway as a part of their Scandinavian Tour, and was a featured artist for the International Organ Festival in Bergen, Norway.
French and American Jazz - Club Free Time
French and American jazz
Hot Jazz Age Frolic - Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks Kat Edmonson Bria Skonberg DeWitt Fleming, Jr. Two of the torch bearers of hot jazz ? Vince Giordano and Bria Skonberg ? bring their bands to Caramoor with the classic swingin' jazz of the 1920s and '30s that will leave you with no choice but to get up and dance! Join us for a dance lesson between the afternoon and evening sets, and bring the kids early for a special family set at 2:30pm by Bria Skonberg's Hot Five, presented in collaboration with New York Hot Jazz Camp.
The Diane Sweet Quartet Features John D. Martino. - Zinc
Born and raised in New York City, Diane Sweet is a performer living in Manhattan. Diane has performed in Paris and London, and has toured Northern Italy as a vocalist. She has been compared to the likes of Sarah Vaughn, Billy Holliday and Sade. Whether performing with her own ensemble or as a featured vocalist, her sound is at once charismatic, vulnerable, and sensual.
Red Molly - Landmark on Main Street
serious harmonizing chops and slick pop savvy" -Time Out NY Americana powerhouse trio Red Molly is known for their gorgeous harmonies, infectious songwriting, and captivating stage presence. Laurie MacAllister (bass), Abbie Gardner (Dobro), and Molly Venter (guitar) weave together the threads of American music -- from folk roots to bluegrass, from heartbreaking ballads to barn-burning honky tonk -- as effortlessly as they blend their caramel voices into their signature crystalline, three-part harmonies. If one word describes Red Molly's music, that word is joyous. Their brilliantly wrought a capella tunes are love letters to the art of the vocal blend, and their innovative instrumentation is perfectly suited for foot stomping bluegrass-tinged barnburners and heart-full ballads alike. Red Molly is simply a joy to listen to. One of the most moving things about Red Molly's music is the honest sense that you're watching three dear friends sharing songs in their living room. That synergy and harmony carries through on their newest studio effort, aptly titled The Red Album.
Youth Dance Company Spring 2019 Performance! - Brooklyn Arts Exchange
Please join the Youth Dance Company (presented by Jessica Lewis Arts) for their Spring 2019 Choreographic Showing. Featuring YDC Members: Chiara "Blu" Graviano, Carmen "CC" Lacosta-Kolsrud, Perrine Louvet, Anastasia Newsome, Evelyn Opatrny Burr, Olivia Pabotoy, and Ryan Tatro-Faux.
Popped Pastie Burlesque - Arlene's Grocery
Father's Day Brunch with Mike Lee's Family Affair - Jazz Standard
Father's Day Brunch with Mike Lee's Family Affair
Theo Croker 'Star People Nation - Jazz Standard
Theo Croker 'Star People Nation
Little Days featuring members of Gov't Mule Jeff Young - Colony
Little Days rises out of Southern California's San Fernando Valley directly from the souls of a life long partnership. Before Jorgen Carlsson joined Gov't Mule, he and Mini Diaz released a couple of independent releases, over these last several years they found time between touring schedules to rekindle their studio project. Jorgen Carlsson was the producer/engineer/multi-instrumentalist, co-writer, working from their studio Rogers Boat. As a co-writer/producer and lead singer of Little Days, Mini Diaz also toured this past year with Gov't Mule in "Dark Side of the Mule."
Eli Greenhoe - Pete's Candy Store
21+ Eli Greenhoe is a composer/songwriter/guitarist born and bred in Brooklyn, NY. Eclectic and direct, his sumptuous instrumentals and vivid, poignant lyrics make you think, make you move, and make you feel.
Rozzi - Rockwood Music Hall 2
This event is 21 and over Rozzi first emerged at 19 years old after being discovered by Adam Levine. Her undeniable vocals and her willingness to be fiercely honest with her lyrics have inspired comparisons to Amy Winehouse and Aretha Franklin.
Vision Festival - Roulette
Vision Festival launches its 24th annual edition as one of New York City?s essential, and thriving, cultural celebrations. The festival gathers together an international community of artists and audiences for six days of performances rooted in avant-garde jazz and improvised music, spiraling out across poetry, visual art, dance, performance art and social activism.
Tobin's Run on 51: Village Vibes & Chasin' the Trane - Irish Arts Center
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
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.