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Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend - February 14-February 16

Blues and Jazz in New York City This WeekendPhoto: Nick Amoscato/Flickr 

NYC is filled with blues and jazz clubs, and City Guide's got all the best weekend shows rounded up below. Get your groove on 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. Whether you like to tap your feet or get up and dance, the Big Apple has a show for you. Nothing beats a night on the town with some jazz music to boot. Be sure to attend a blues and jazz show in New York City this weekend if you really want to immerse yourself in an authentic NYC experience.

The Birdland Big Band - Birdland
February 14, 2020 - 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!"

On Stage At Kingsborough Presents: Tatiana Eva-Marie & The Avalon Jazz Band - On Stage At Kingsborough
February 14, 2020 - Brooklyn

Celebrate Valentine's Day with Romantic French Gypsy Jazz Tunes!Cap of your week with some world-class jazz at our intimate and stunning oceanview Lighthouse. Enjoy the smooth music with some wine and cheese in a relaxed nightclub setting. Tatiana Eva-Marie & The Avalon Jazz Band will serenade you with songs inspired by the Parisian jazz scene of the 1930s, such as La Vie en Rose, I Wish You Love, and Autumn Leaves, made famous by such jazz greats as Edith Piaf, Yves Montand, and Charles Trenet. Tatiana Eva-Marie has performed in some of the most renowned cabarets and theaters in France, including the Comedie Francaise. She and The Avalon Jazz Band have performed in New York at Lincoln Center, Dizzys, The Iridium, and Birdland; at festivals such as The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Midsummer Night Swing; and on tour internationally. Meet The Artists After the Show! One of the finest rising jazz vocalists! Vanity Fair One of the best young singers around! The Wall Street Journal

Joel Fass Quintet - Fat Cat
February 14, 2020 - New York

Joel Fass Quintet

David Weiss Band - Fat Cat
February 14, 2020 - New York

David Weiss Band

After Hours hosted by Ray Gallon - Fat Cat
February 14, 2020 - New York

After Hours hosted by Ray Gallon

Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend

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Vanguard Jazz Orchestra - Village Vanguard
February 14, 2020 - New York

The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra began its life as the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra in 1966.The world-famous Village Vanguard jazz club in New York City booked the newly formed band for three Monday nights that February. Those performances were wildly successful and the engagement was extended indefinitely. The Village Vanguards owner, Max Gordon, told Mel Lewis, Well keep it going until it tapers off. Over half a century and more than 2700 Monday nights later, it still hasnt. The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra stands apart from all other modern ensembles of its kind and is still as strong and vital as ever.

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra - Village Vanguard
February 14, 2020 - New York

The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra began its life as the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra in 1966.The world-famous Village Vanguard jazz club in New York City booked the newly formed band for three Monday nights that February. Those performances were wildly successful and the engagement was extended indefinitely. The Village Vanguards owner, Max Gordon, told Mel Lewis, Well keep it going until it tapers off. Over half a century and more than 2700 Monday nights later, it still hasnt. The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra stands apart from all other modern ensembles of its kind and is still as strong and vital as ever.

Terry Lee Goffee Tribute to Johnny Cash - Riviera Theatre
February 14, 2020 - North Tonawanda

He Looks Like Johnny He Sounds Like Johnny NOBODY DOES CASH LIKE TERRY LEE GOFFEE!In the spring of 1955, Johnny Cash walked into the legendary Sun Recording Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. The music world was never the same. Not long afterward, I put my first Johnny cash record on a turntable and my world was never the same.This "Tribute" sprang from my appreciation and love, not only for the music of Johnny Cash, but for the man himself. A champion of the underdog, a voice for those who often have none, an "outlaw" before it became fashionable.

Boss Tenors Series: Jerry Bergonzi & George Garzone - Zinc Bar
February 14, 2020 - New York

Acclaimed Tenor Saxophonists Jerry Bergonzi & George Garzone bring their formidable group to Zinc on Friday, February 14. They're supported by pianist David Kikoski, bassist Peter Slavov, and drummer Donald Edwards.Tenor saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi is an internationally recognized jazz performer, composer, author, and educator.

Passport to Dance - 403 Broad St
February 14, 2020 - Bloomfield

Each month we will mot only explore a different style of dance, we will learn some common steps and then as a group create our own dance. We will also play movement games and explore different elements of production for each style such as costume design, make up design, props, lighting, spacing and more. Famous dancers and a bit of history will be highlighted as well. A not to miss trip around the dance world!

Valentine's Day 'a Grown & Sexy Love Affair' - Minton's Playhouse
February 14, 2020 - New York

Nat Adderley Jr. was born in Quincy, Florida on May 23, 1955. The scion of a famed jazz family, he grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey, moving to that suburban New York City community with his family when he was five years old. He started playing piano as a child and had his first song, "I'm on My Way", recorded by his uncle Cannonball on the 1967 album Why Am I Treated So Bad! by the Cannonball Adderley Quintet when the young Nat Adderley was only 11 years old. While at the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City, Adderley first met Luther Vandross, who attended Taft High School in the Bronx. It is with Vandross, who Adderley would later spend much of his musical career. He attended Yale University, graduating with a degree in African American studies.

La Vie en Rose: An Elegant & Tasteful Blend of American Jazz, French Chanson & Pop Music. Feat. Violette - Club Bonafide
February 14, 2020 - 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.

Lezlie Harrison - Smoke Jazz and Supper Club
February 14, 2020 - New York

Lezlie Harrison

A Very-Laid-Back Valentine's with Jazz Vocalist, Audrey Silver - Michiko Studios
February 14, 2020 - New York

Please join us for an evening of love songs, candlelight and cookies at Michiko Studios in Midtown Manhattan.Bruce Barth -pianoChris Beaudry - saxophonePaul Beaudry - bassAnthony Pinciotti - drumsSets at 7pm & 8:15pm

Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend

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Carole Bufford - Birdland
February 14, 2020 - New York

"It turns out that the great Sophie Tucker was not, in fact, the last of the Red Hot Mamas. That title now can be claimed by the young Ms. Carole Bufford." -The Wall Street JournalCarole has become one of the most sought after young performers on the American jazz and cabaret scene. She recently enjoyed a highly praised 10 month solo run at New York's Birdland Jazz Club and a monthly residency at Feinstein's/54 Below and is currently touring around the US. Her shows, speak easy. (featuring the Grammy Award-winning Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks), Come Together, and You Don't Own Me earned her rave reviews from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Times (UK). She was featured in Michael Feinstein's American Songbook series at Jazz at Lincoln Center as well as numerous Pops performances with orchestras across the country. Bufford is the recipient of the Nightlife, Bistro, and BroadwayWorld Awards for Outstanding Vocalist, www.carolejbufford.com

Bohemia After Dark Jazz Jam Fridays 12am 3am Led by the Bohemia Allstars - Cafe Bohemia
February 14, 2020 - New York

The Jam Session Fridays at the Cafe Bohemia DONATIONS Late night Jam Sessions - All Jazz Musicians Welcome! 12AM - 3AM House Band: The Bohemia Allstars led by Kyle Poole Sponsored in

Carnegie Hall Citywide: Pistolera - Flushing Town Hall
February 14, 2020 - Flushing

Critically acclaimed New York band Pistolera has toured around the world with its accordion-driven dance songs since its debut in 2005. Anchored by the Spanish vocals of Sandra Velasquez and buoyed by accordion, guitar, bass and percussion, Pistolera's sound is grounded in traditional Mexican music with powerful, socially conscious lyrics. Come ready to dance!

Antonio Ciacca Quartet for Lovers - Cafe Bohemia
February 14, 2020 - New York

Special Valentine's Day Show!2 sets, 8PM and 10PM.Visit Eventbrite for early and late show tickets.Born in Germany, raised in Italy and educated in the United States, pianist, composer, and arts-presenter Antonio Ciacca has established himself as an indomitable artist, consummate musician, and powerful advocate of the gospel and jazz tradition.Ciaccas extensive music industry experience and comprehensive artistic vision led to his being tapped to take on the position of Director of Programming at Jazz at Lincoln Center, a role he held from 2007 through 2011.Throughout his career, Ciacca has served as a tireless jazz advocate and educator, and in 2009 expanded this role as he began teaching Business of Jazz at the esteemed Juilliard School of Music in New York.As a bandleader, Ciaccas work is documented in 12 highly acclaimed albums.Ciaccas skills as a vital composer are also documented in music books: The Music of Antonio Ciacca, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 as well as the companion books: Driemoty, Rush Life, Lagos Blues, Chococlate Suite, Orsara Suite, and the classical pieces String Quartet n.1 in F, Sinfonia n.1.

Valentine's Day a Grown & Sexy Love Affair - Minton's Playhouse
February 14, 2020 - New York

Nat Adderley Jr. was born in Quincy, Florida on May 23, 1955. The scion of a famed jazz family, he grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey, moving to that suburban New York City community with his family when he was five years old. He started playing piano as a child and had his first song, "I'm on My Way", recorded by his uncle Cannonball on the 1967 album Why Am I Treated So Bad! by the Cannonball Adderley Quintet when the young Nat Adderley was only 11 years old. While at the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City, Adderley first met Luther Vandross, who attended Taft High School in the Bronx. It is with Vandross, who Adderley would later spend much of his musical career. He attended Yale University, graduating with a degree in African American studies.

Diva Night: Jazz, Pop and Soul - Groove
February 14, 2020 - New York

Join 'Soul's New Powerhouse,' Olivia Castriota, and her rockin' band for "Diva Night" on October 19th at Groove NYC! Bringing music from all your favorite Diva's to the same party, this event is sure to start your Saturday night off right! With music from Amy Winehouse, Etta James, Janis Joplin, Annie Lenox, Aretha Frankin and many more, Olivia is slay. This event is not to be missed! Get you tickets now.

Caroline Kuhn- Folk / Jazz - Silvana
February 14, 2020 - New York

Caroline is a recent graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music. Since returning to her native city, she has been performing her solo project around town. Her songwriting is influenced by folk and jazz, with interesting melodies accompanied by rhythmic fingerpicking on guitar and tenor banjo.

Tabou Diop- Folk / Soul / World - Silvana
February 14, 2020 - New York

With a voice that speaks to the world, acoustic-folk singer TABOU blends the contemporary sounds of jazz, blues, and soul with the spirit of Africa. Dakar, Senegal's own TABOU has performed across many continents and is amongst the first group of African musicians exploring African music throughout Asia. TABOU is currently based in Guangzhou, China where she can be found performing at a variety of different bar lounges, nightclubs, and other public events. Her original compositions and interpretations of modern classics have secured her a multitude of recitals around Guangzhou, including her highly acclaimed performance in a 2016 gala event when Macky Sall, the president of the Republic of Senegal, visited Guangzhou.

Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend

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Filthy Gorgeous Burlesque Valentine's Spectacular - Le Poisson Rouge
February 14, 2020 - New York

Join Hostess Shelly the Singing Siren Watson and a bevy of burlesque beauties, Thursday February 14th at Le Poisson Rouge for the Filthy Gorgeous Burlesque Valentines Spectacular!

Dario - Jazz Latin American Music - Shrine
February 14, 2020 - New York

Raised in a traditional Argentinian home, with classical music education. This "constantly running away from the comfort zone" artist brings a refined guitar technique applied to worldwide popular music through extremely creative arrangements and improvisations. Jazz harmonies, tango beats, South American groove, Bossa Nova smoothness and open-minded avant garde concepts, come together through Dario's music, who is now presenting his second solo album around the world.

Filthy Gorgeous Burlesque Valentine's Spectacular - Lpr
February 14, 2020 - New York

Join Hostess Shelly the Singing Siren Watson and a bevy of burlesque beauties, Thursday February 14th at Le Poisson Rouge for the Filthy Gorgeous Burlesque Valentines Spectacular!Live jazz music with Queen Esther, and steamy burlesque & circus performances by Miss Coney Island 2017, Tiger Bay, the cat who comes when you call Puss N Boots, the bendiest boy in burlesque, Topher Bousquet, the Asian Sexsation, Calamity Chang, The Chocolate Charmer of Burlesque, Samson Night, the one woman riot, Minnie Tonka, The problem you wish you had, Qualms Galore!

Stephanie J. Block - Caf Carlyle
February 14, 2020 - New York

Special Valentines Day Show and pricing includes three-course prix fixe dinner.Tony Award-winner Stephanie J. Block makes her Caf Carlyle debut, February 11 15. She has established herself as one of Broadways most versatile leading ladies. Stephanie J. Block most recently starred in The Cher Show for which she won the 2019 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, and received a Drama League Award nomination. Previously, Ms. Block starred in the Broadway revival of Falsettos (Tony Award nomination), Little Miss Sunshine (Drama Desk nomination), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Tony Award nomination), Anything Goes, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, 9 to 5: The Musical (Drama Desk nomination), Wicked, The Pirate Queen, and The Boy from Oz. She also starred in the first national touring company of Wicked as Elphaba (Helen Hayes Award; Carbonell Award).

Antonio Ciacca Quartet for Lovers - Cafe Bohemia
February 14, 2020 - New York

Born in Germany, raised in Italy and educated in the United States, pianist, composer, and arts-presenter Antonio Ciacca has established himself as an indomitable artist, consummate musician, and powerful advocate of the gospel and jazz tradition.Ciacca's extensive music industry experience and comprehensive artistic vision led to his being tapped to take on the position of Director of Programming at Jazz at Lincoln Center, a role he held from 2007 through 2011.

Pianist Joanne Brackeen - Mezzrow Jazz Club
February 14, 2020 - New York

Joanne Brackeen (Piano)Pianist Joanne Brackeen is a jazz legend with a resume as tall as she is. Join her in our listening room for a weekend of jazz duets.

Eddie Allen Quintet - Smalls
February 14, 2020 - New York

Trumpeter, composer, arranger, author, educator,... Eddie Allen has performed with such jazz greats as; Art Blakey, Joe Henderson, Randy Weston, Frank Foster, Billy Harper, Steve Turre, Muhal Richard .His latest endeavor entitled NUEVO COMIENZO employs an instrumental quintet of extraordinary New York based artists. Drummer, Jerome Jennings, keeps his words simple, but his sound impactful. Ask anyone who has ever watched him play, he owns his music.

The African Brothers - Fat Cat
February 15, 2020 - New York

The African Brothers

Steve Carrington Group - Fat Cat
February 15, 2020 - New York

Steve Carrington Group

After Hours Hosted by Greg Glassman - Fat Cat
February 15, 2020 - New York

After Hours Hosted by Greg Glassman

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra - Village Vanguard
February 15, 2020 - New York

The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra began its life as the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra in 1966.The world-famous Village Vanguard jazz club in New York City booked the newly formed band for three Monday nights that February. Those performances were wildly successful and the engagement was extended indefinitely. The Village Vanguards owner, Max Gordon, told Mel Lewis, Well keep it going until it tapers off. Over half a century and more than 2700 Monday nights later, it still hasnt. The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra stands apart from all other modern ensembles of its kind and is still as strong and vital as ever.

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra - Village Vanguard
February 15, 2020 - New York

The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra began its life as the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra in 1966.The world-famous Village Vanguard jazz club in New York City booked the newly formed band for three Monday nights that February. Those performances were wildly successful and the engagement was extended indefinitely. The Village Vanguards owner, Max Gordon, told Mel Lewis, Well keep it going until it tapers off. Over half a century and more than 2700 Monday nights later, it still hasnt. The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra stands apart from all other modern ensembles of its kind and is still as strong and vital as ever.

Boss Tenors Series: Jerry Bergonzi & George Garzone - Zinc Bar
February 15, 2020 - New York

Acclaimed Tenor Saxophonists Jerry Bergonzi & George Garzone bring their formidable group to Zinc on Friday, February 14. They're supported by pianist David Kikoski, bassist Peter Slavov, and drummer Donald Edwards.Tenor saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi is an internationally recognized jazz performer, composer, author, and educator.

Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend

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Fleur Seule - Cafe Bohemia
February 15, 2020 - New York

Fleur Seule is Manhattans very own 1940s jazz band, that brings the glamour and swinging sounds of the Golden Age of Hollywood to life on stage. Led by The Glamour Girl of Jazz, Allyson Briggs, this band has been keeping the classics alive in New York City, with sold out crowds at Dizzys Club Coca-Cola and a 5 year residency as the house band of Tavern on the Green. You have to experience their performances to believe the range and diverse repertoire they cover: Variety and elegance are at the heart of Fleur Seule.

Eric Comstock with Sean Smith Bass & special guest Barbara Fasano Voice - Birdland
February 15, 2020 - New York

ERIC COMSTOCK & SEAN SMITHwith 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 YorkerHailed 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.

B.J. Jansen Group- Jazz - Silvana
February 15, 2020 - New York

B.J. Jansen, born January 3rd 1981 in Cincinnati (now residing in New York City), has established himself as a charismatic and dynamic performer, composer, bandleader and educator on and off the stage. B.J.'s journey in music began at age 10 when his father bought him an Alto Saxophone and gave him recordings of Gerry Mulligan and Charlie Parker. He later found his true voice on the Baritone Saxophone while performing in various college ensembles.

Hiroko Kanna- Jazz - Silvana
February 15, 2020 - New York

Hiroko has a warm sensual voice. Her phrasing is sophisticated and impeccable. Jazz audiences enjoy the traditional jazz vocal sound of this Japanese born singer. She was influenced by Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McRae, Billie Holiday, Bill Evans, John Coltrane and Miles Davis. She currently performs at Somethin' Jazz, Tomi Jazz, Le Pescaudeux and Cho Cho San in New York City.

Nando Griffiths & Kingston 8 - Reggae / Soca - Silvana
February 15, 2020 - New York

"Kingston 8" was founded by singer, songwriter, recording artist Nando Griffiths as his official backing band. Featuring some of the top musicians from the NYC area, Nando and his crew are well suited to sound out his unique blend of Reggae, R&B, and Soul music, while creating a culturally immersive experience which draws from the richness of the past and the modern sounds of today and tomorrow!

Shevelovin' -Groove / Funk - Silvana
February 15, 2020 - New York

Smooth, upbeat, dynamic Manhattan-based funk and jazz group led by Mykola Shevelov.

Nando Griffiths & Kingston 8 - Reggae / Soca - Silvana
February 15, 2020 - New York

Kingston 8" was founded by singer, songwriter, recording artist Nando Griffiths as his official backing band. Featuring some of the top musicians from the NYC area, Nando and his crew are well suited to sound out his unique blend of Reggae, R&B, and Soul music, while creating a culturally immersive experience which draws from the richness of the past and the modern sounds of today and tomorrow!

Michael Morgan Trio - Jazz - Shrine
February 15, 2020 - New York

Philadelphia born and raised is a singer of jazz standards. I started out the Philadelphia jazz scene In the late 90s I studied at the Philadelphia PA clef club of jazz. I studied under vocalist Jasmine Williams and took basic Piano at Community college of Philadelphia.

Yohei Topo Yamashita Trio- Jazz World - Shrine
February 15, 2020 - New York

Quena and zampoa player. Played quena in Bolivia the bornplace of quena, and learned south american traditional music. In Japan also plays with many musicians. The style is NOT only ethnic. Topo turned quena into a regular instrument such as piano or guitar... In 2015, Topo's band "Tierra Cuatro" was invited by the biggest jazz festival in Bolivia. Has released 8 original albums and 2 dvds. Also teaches the quena and south american music in Japanese musical college.

Stephanie J. Block - Caf Carlyle
February 15, 2020 - New York

Tony Award-winner Stephanie J. Block makes her Caf Carlyle debut, February 11 15. She has established herself as one of Broadways most versatile leading ladies. Stephanie J. Block most recently starred in The Cher Show for which she won the 2019 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, and received a Drama League Award nomination. Previously, Ms. Block starred in the Broadway revival of Falsettos (Tony Award nomination), Little Miss Sunshine (Drama Desk nomination), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Tony Award nomination), Anything Goes, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, 9 to 5: The Musical (Drama Desk nomination), Wicked, The Pirate Queen, and The Boy from Oz. She also starred in the first national touring company of Wicked as Elphaba (Helen Hayes Award; Carbonell Award).

Drais Nightclub - Drai's Beachclub & Nightclub
February 15, 2020 - Las Vegas

Fleur Seule - Cafe Bohemia
February 15, 2020 - New York

Fleur Seule is Manhattan's very own 1940s jazz band, that brings the glamour and swinging sounds of the Golden Age of Hollywood to life on stage. Led by "The Glamour Girl of Jazz," Allyson Briggs, this band has been keeping the classics alive in New York City, with sold out crowds at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola and a 5 year residency as the house band of Tavern on the Green. You have to experience their performances to believe the range and diverse repertoire they cover: Variety and elegance are at the heart of Fleur Seule.

Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend

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Pianist Joanne Brackeen - Mezzrow Jazz Club
February 15, 2020 - New York

Joanne Brackeen (Piano)Pianist Joanne Brackeen is a jazz legend with a resume as tall as she is. Join her in our listening room for a weekend of jazz duets.

Eddie Allen Quintet - Smalls
February 15, 2020 - New York

Trumpeter, composer, arranger, author, educator,... Eddie Allen has performed with such jazz greats as; Art Blakey, Joe Henderson, Randy Weston, Frank Foster, Billy Harper, Steve Turre, Muhal Richard His latest endeavor entitled NUEVO COMIENZO employs an instrumental quintet of extraordinary New York based artists. Drummer, Jerome Jennings, keeps his words simple, but his sound impactful.Bruce Williams is a powerful young jazz saxophonist who hails from our nation's capital of Washington, D.C.

Drais Nightclub - Drai's Beachclub & Nightclub
Through February 15, 2020 - Las Vegas

 

Bill Saxton - Bill's Place
Through February 15, 2020 - New York

If you want to step back into a bygone era of the small, cozy elbow touching Harlem parlor, with live "in your face" outrageous jazz musicians, you must come to see Bill Saxton, international world class sax man, lead the Harlem All Stars

Catherine Russell and Her Septet: Alone Together - Birdland
Through February 15, 2020 - New York

Catherine Russell - VocalsMatt Munisteri - GuitarMark Shane - PianoTal Ronen - BassMark McLean - DrumsJon-Erik Kellso - TrumpetEvan Arntzen - ReedsJohn Allred - TromboneGrammy nominated vocalist Catherine Russell "One of the outstanding singers of our time," (Wall Street Journal) bolsters her reputation as one of the foremost interpreters of early-20th century American music. The daughter of pioneering jazz musician Carline Ray and long-time Louis Armstrong band leader and arranger Luis Russell, Catherine Russell has "a voice that wails like a horn and whispers like a snake in the Garden of Eden." (NPR) In addition to her own acclaimed recordings, Russell has been prominently featured providing period music on the soundtracks to HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" and other film and television productions.

Eyal Vilner Big Band - Museum at Eldridge Street
February 16, 2020 - New York

The Eyal Vilner Big Band is true to its nameit is BIG. Seventeen musicians big! Led by Tel Aviv-born and New York-educated musician/composer/conductor Eyal Vilner, this concert features Vilner's inventive arrangements of jazz classics as well as his original compositions. Melding traditional Jewish melodies and Middle Eastern sounds with jazz and blues, the band celebrates America's rich cultural tapestry and the intersection of the swing era with early 20th-century Jewish life in New York.

Jure Pukl Quintet - Fat Cat
February 16, 2020 - New York

Jure Pukl Quintet

After Hours hosted by The Program of Deprogramming - Fat Cat
February 16, 2020 - New York

After Hours hosted by The Program of Deprogramming

Lorrie Morgan - Riviera Theatre
February 16, 2020 - North Tonawanda

The first woman in her genre to begin her career with three consecutive Platinum albums, re-emerged with "Letting Go.Slow," her latest solo album released in 2016. It is a collection that showcases a rainbow of emotions, from darkest heartache to bright, shiny humor. Achieving her first hit single in 1978, Lorrie has been cranking out favorites like "Trainwreck of Emotion," "Five Minutes," and "What Part of No" and many other chart-songs ever since.

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra - Village Vanguard
February 16, 2020 - New York

The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra began its life as the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra in 1966.The world-famous Village Vanguard jazz club in New York City booked the newly formed band for three Monday nights that February. Those performances were wildly successful and the engagement was extended indefinitely. The Village Vanguards owner, Max Gordon, told Mel Lewis, Well keep it going until it tapers off. Over half a century and more than 2700 Monday nights later, it still hasnt. The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra stands apart from all other modern ensembles of its kind and is still as strong and vital as ever.

Artists For World Peace on Broadway 9 - The Cutting Room
February 16, 2020 - New York

 

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra - Village Vanguard
February 16, 2020 - New York

The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra began its life as the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra in 1966.The world-famous Village Vanguard jazz club in New York City booked the newly formed band for three Monday nights that February. Those performances were wildly successful and the engagement was extended indefinitely. The Village Vanguards owner, Max Gordon, told Mel Lewis, Well keep it going until it tapers off. Over half a century and more than 2700 Monday nights later, it still hasnt. The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra stands apart from all other modern ensembles of its kind and is still as strong and vital as ever.

Marisela 'Dama DE Hierro' Live Concert - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
February 16, 2020 - Westbury

Performed in the full round. Everyone needs a ticket regardless of age. Interested in VIP Membership and Premium Seating for our events? For information please call 516-247-5211. Members get the best seats with the best amenitiesMarisela Hernandez, known as Marisela, is a Mexican singer. In 1984, she recorded her first album at the age of 18, and continued to release albums into the 1990s. Her cover version of Barbara George's single "I Know (You Don't Love Me No More)", titled "Ya No", peaked at number-one in the Billboard Latin Songs chart in 1990. Known as the Latin Madonna, Marisela is a native of Los Angeles whose sexy outfits and blond hair contributed as much to her fame as her girlish vocal style. Marisela is one of very few singers who have managed to survive in the music business only by playing concerts in Mexican venues known as palenques. She will always remain a favorite in the hearts of her audience. She is now known as "La Dama de Hierro." To date, Marisela has recorded 14 albums.

Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend

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French Jazz & Tango Celebrating Piaf, Brel, Aznavour & Piazzolla - Club Bonafide
February 16, 2020 - New York

Celebrating Piaf, Brel, Aznavour & PiazzollaFew things are more distinctly French that the music of Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel and Charles Aznavour. These and other Gallic icons are the focus of From Paris With Love, a musical homage to the City of Lights from the duo Yael & Gabriel. Yael Dray-Barel is a French/Israeli singer/songwriter influenced by rock and gypsy jazz, and her songs often incorporate the five languages she speaks. Argentinian guitarist Gabriel Hermida infuses his compositions with the essence of classical tango, flamenco and contemporary jazz. Together, the pair will salute such timeless French songs as "La Vie en Rose," "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien" and "Hymne a L'Amour, along with work from Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla, at Club Bonafide in New York City

Sunday Irish Seisin - 11th St. Bar
February 16, 2020 - New York

Sunday night is our Traditional Irish Seisin. It is one of the longest running seisins in NYC. Tony DeMarco and Eamon O'Leary are joined by some of the best trad players from around the world. They have recently been the subject of an article in the NY Times and also appeared on "Live From Here" with Chris Thile on NPR. The tunes start at 10 pm and go till really really late!

Shevelovin' -Groove / Funk - Silvana
February 16, 2020 - New York

Smooth, upbeat, dynamic Manhattan-based funk and jazz group led by Mykola Shevelov.

Karen Oberlin in Bad Love: The Randy Newman Songbook - Birdland
February 16, 2020 - New York

Randy Newman, as a songwriter, is an impassioned social realist in the same vein as (or school of) Yip Harburg mixed with Lorenz Hart... Someone who recognizes the power of songs, with lyrics that can remind us of injustice, the sting of loss and how unkind people can be... And yet in that salad of cruelty Newman tosses large amounts of love, joy and delicious humor. Songs in the show range from hilarious yet poignant songs like Political Science and The Great Nations of Europe to his heart-wrenching ballads such as I Think It's Going to Rain Today and Losing You, along with many delicious surprises. His songs prove to to be as timely as ever. Karen Oberlin is thrilled to return to Birdland Theater, with Ian Herman on piano. She feels a strong connection to Newman's varied body of work, and here she explores the many facets of this heartbreaking, fearless and hilarious songbook.

Jamie deRoy and Friends - Birdland
February 16, 2020 - New York

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is pleased to announce that hostess/producer Jamie deRoy will be bringing her multi-MAC Award-winning Variety Show, Jamie deRoy & friends, back to Birdland on Sunday, February 16 at 5:30pm. Proceeds from the evening will benefit The Actors Fund: Jamie deRoy & friends Cabaret Initiative.Special guests at Jamie deRoy & friends will be Sierra Boggess (The Little Mermaid, Phantom of the Opera), Rick Crom (Newsical, Urinetown), Harrison Greenbaum ("America's Got Talent"), and Paula Dione Ingram (Carmen Jones/West End, Porgy & Bess, PBS). The show will be directed by Barry Kleinbort, and musical directed by Ron Abel, with Tom Hubbard on bass.

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - Birdland
February 16, 2020 - 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.

Marissa Mulder: I'll Follow The Sun -The Songs of Lennon and McCartney - Birdland
February 16, 2020 - New York

The Multiple award-winning songstress digs deep into this iconic catalogue of material from infectious songs like "Penny Lane" to haunting ballads like "Julia" and "She's Leaving Home."Ms. Mulder sang as if the songs were torn from inside her and reduced the room to a hushed silence. Far and away the seasons best cabaret show, everything the genre can be but almost never is." Stephen Holden-NY Times

The Shrine Jazz Jam Session w / Andrew Kushnir - Shrine
February 16, 2020 - New York

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

Mambembe - Brazilian ensemble - Shrine
February 16, 2020 - New York

Mambemb, a group that uses the drums and the beat of samba reggae, intends to value, preserve and expand Afro-Brazilian Percussive music. The group also celebrates the multicultural makeup of this city.

Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend

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Alex Wintz, Dave Baron & Jimmy Macbride - Mezzrow Jazz Club
February 16, 2020 - New York

Alex Wintz (Guitar)Dave Baron (Bass)Jimmy Macbride (Drums)Guitarist Alex Wintz makes his return to Mezzrow with his trio featuring the wonderful Dave Baron on bass and Aaron Kimmel on drums.

Valentine's Day Weekend Jazz at DiWine - DiWine Restaurant & Wine Bar
February 16, 2020 - Astoria

Join us at DiWine Restaurant & Wine Bar for a special Valentine's Day weekend jazz and blues performance by Chris Beaudry and his trio. Listen to Chris and his trio play jazz and blues standards while sipping cocktails and sharing a meal in the seductive atmosphere of DiWine.

Rosita Kss 'Ylma Band' Feat. Tiga Jean Baptiste and Yacouba Sissoko - Luntico No
February 16, 2020 - Brooklyn

Rosita Kss ~ vocals, guitar, pianoYacouba Sissoko ~ Kora,vocalsTiga Jean Baptiste ~ percussions, vocalsBrad Christopher Jones ~ bass ,vocalsDoug Wieselman ~ guitar,saxophoneBill Dobrow ~ drums,Rebolo drumA co-founder of Luntico, Rosita is also an internationally acclaimed singer and recording artist. She recently completed her fourth solo record, Ylma, which means "Transitions" in the bambar language of Mali. Ylma features musicians Yacouba Sissoko, Marc Ribot, Valerie June, Tiga Jean Baptiste among many others.

Roberta Gambarini & Friends - Valentine's Weekend Celebration - Blue Note Jazz Club
Through February 16, 2020 - New York

Roberta Gambarini was born in Torino, Italy, into a family where jazz was much loved and appreciated. She began listening to this music as a child and started taking clarinet lessons when she was twelve years old. By the time she was 17, she had begun singing and performing in jazz clubs around Northern Italy. At the age of 18, she decided to move to Milan to pursue a career as a jazz singer.

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra - Village Vanguard
Through February 17, 2020 - New York

Cohen isn't turning out cheetah fast melodic lines for the sake of flash, and he's not overcompensating. His nimble touch, measured stride and warm harmonic vocabulary indicate he's above any convoluted technical showmanship.

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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