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Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend - October 18-October 20

Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend Photo: 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.

Annual Inspi-GameNight - Inspimind
October 18, 2019 - New York

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James Austin Jr. Songs in the Key of Wonder - Club Bonafide
October 18, 2019 - New York

James Austin Jr'sSongs in the Key of Wonder project showcases his tasteful jazz and latin arrangements of a selection of classic compositions from the songbook of the great Stevie Wonder. James regards Stevie Wonder as one of the greatest composers of our time.

Ensemble Caseiro - The Brooklyn Firefly
October 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Ensemble Caseiro started in Brooklyn NY in 2018 as a bossa nova trio with Sarah Cangussu on violin and voice, Manuel Avila on guitar and Arnaldo Buzack on drums.

Tori Gee Quartet - Gin Fizz
October 18, 2019 - New York

Tori Gee Quartet

Tori Gee Quartet - Gin Fizz
October 18, 2019 - New York

Tori Gee Quartet

Family Dance Class - 403 Broad St
October 18, 2019 - Milford

Ready to dedicate one hour to your favorite person? Come join us in our new monthly venture - family dance class! We will warm up together and learn a short combination along with some movement games with our focus on moving together and creating memories.

Lezlie Harrison - Minton's playhouse
October 18, 2019 - New York

Lezlie Harrison is her own personal renaissance. Her constant state of evolution and growth brings with it, gifts for those those paying attention. As a vocalist both bold and subtle, her vulnerability attends to the fragile matters of our collective human affairs while her optimistic momentum inspires us to rise above any tribulation to rejoice. Be it Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Soul, The American Song Form, original compositions or any song in ANY form, Ms. Harrison will imbue it her distinctive stamp and make a very personal delivery.

Dida Pelled Quartet - Fat Cat
October 18, 2019 - New York

Dida Pelled Quartet

The Supreme Queens - Fat Cat
October 18, 2019 - New York

The Supreme Queens

Bruce Williams Band - Fat Cat
October 18, 2019 - New York

Bruce Williams Band

After Hours hosted by Jared Gold - Fat Cat
October 18, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by Jared Gold

Dance Class - 403 Broad St
October 18, 2019 - Bloomfield

Ready to dedicate one hour to your favorite person? Come join us in our new monthly venture - family dance class! We will warm up together and learn a short combination along with some movement games with our focus on moving together and creating memories.

The Birdland Big Band - Birdland Jazz Club
October 18, 2019 - New York

Come kick start your weekend with The Birdland Big Band! Now in their 20th year of residency! 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!"

Piano Jazz Series: Donald Vega - Zinc Bar
October 18, 2019 - New York

Acclaimed jazz pianist Donald Vega brings her trio to Zinc for a splendid evening of jazz piano on Friday, October 18. She's supported by bassist Ugonna Okegwo and drummer Billy Drummond. Donald Vega has been hailed as "the next piano voice" in jazz by the acclaimed Ron Carter! With competitive winnings including a 1st place ranking at the Philips Jazz Piano Competition and over five sold-out shows this year, Vega has proven himself as one of the premier jazz pianists of our time. Donald Vega was trained classically in piano in his native Nicaragua. He emigrated to the United States at age 14 and found a musical home with the Colburn School of Performing Arts (CSPA). He began his studies there in classical piano with Teresa de Jong Pombo and Dr. Louis Lepley. Vega began learning the language of jazz from mentor Billy Higgins at The World Stage and continued at CSPA with Jeffrey Lavner, then later with bassist John Clayton at the University of Southern California. He went on to graduate from Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School where he studied with piano great, Kenny Barron. Vega currently performs internationally as the pianist for world-renowned bassist Ron Carter... (read more)

Ron Carter Quartet with Jimmy Greene, Renee Rosnes and Payton Crossley - Birdland Jazz Club
October 18, 2019 - New York

Ron Carter is among the most original, prolific and influential bassists in jazz with more than 2,000 albums to his credit. Beginning his career in the 1960s with Jaki Byard and Eric Dolphy, Cannonball Adderley, and a five year stint with the Miles Davis' Quintet, Ron also performed and recorded with notables including Bill Evans, B.B. King, and Dexter Gordon. Ron Carter's various ensembles, big band to trio, feature a who's who of the finest players on the NYC scene with, "an absolute commitment to musical sublimity [that] exudes refined elegance and sonic power."

Ron Carter Quartet with Jimmy Greene, Renee Rosnes and Payton Crossley - Birdland Jazz Club
October 18, 2019 - New York

Ron Carter is among the most original, prolific and influential bassists in jazz with more than 2,000 albums to his credit. Beginning his career in the 1960s with Jaki Byard and Eric Dolphy, Cannonball Adderley, and a five year stint with the Miles Davis' Quintet, Ron also performed and recorded with notables including Bill Evans, B.B. King, and Dexter Gordon. Ron Carter's various ensembles, big band to trio, feature a who's who of the finest players on the NYC scene with, "an absolute commitment to musical sublimity [that] exudes refined elegance and sonic power."

Joel Frahm Quartet - Birdland Jazz Club
October 18, 2019 - New York

For nearly 30 years, Joel Frahm has lived in New York City, working in jazz clubs, collaborating with other musicians, and honing his craft. His bold, inventive tenor sound has won fans in the U.S. and across the world. He has worked alongside Betty Carter, Kenny Barron, Freddy Cole, Dianne Schuur, Kurt Elling, Jane Monheit, Bill Charlap, Brad Mehldau, Matt Wilson, Cyrille Aimee, and many other top artists. He has played as a leader or sideman on more than 100 recordings and has appeared at jazz festivals in the United States, Europe, Israel, Canada and South America. In addition to his work as a performer, he has taught jazz classes in clinics at the University of North Carolina, the University of Connecticut, New York University, Wichita State University, the University of North Texas, Baylor University, Colorado State University, Furman University, the University of Toronto, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, the University of Manitoba and others. He also has worked at the Monterey Jazz Festival's Next Generation program; the Sant Andreu Youth Jazz Orchestra in Barcelona, Spain; the Dave Brubeck Institute in Stockton, California; the Center for Jazz Studies a... (read more)

Screaming Females / Dusk / tba - The Bug Jar
October 18, 2019 - Rochester

Screaming Females - Formed in New Brunswick, NJ in 2005, Screaming Females is Marissa Paternoster (guitar, vox), Mike Abbate (bass), and Jarrett Dougherty (drums). DUSK - is a group that walks the shadowed path. It's well known in the rural pastures of Wisconsin, where all of the members of this group were raised, that the traditional music of the common people is Polka, but the most respected form of musical expression is Country and Western.

Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend

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Moonalice ft. Pete Sears, John Molo, & More - DROM
October 18, 2019 - New York

Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Their songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations that evoke a sense of adventure and exploration. They invented Twittercast concerts, which are free broadcasts to fans over social networks. Their single, "It's 4:20 Somewhere" has been downloaded more than 5 million times. They broadcast every show live via satellite in HD, so that fans can enjoy them on their iPhone, iPad or Android without an app. *Pete Sears: Bass, Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals (Sam Gopal Dream, Rod Stewart, Jefferson Starship, Jerry Garcia, Hot Tuna, John Lee Hooker, David Nelson Band, Phil Lesh & Friends).

Kevin Hays, Joe Martin & Bill Stewart - Mezzrow Jazz Club
October 18, 2019 - New York

Pianist Kevin Hays is a visionary improvisor. He is joined by Joe Martin on bass & Bill Stewart on drums.

Harlem Jazz Series - The Makanda Project - Greater Calvary Baptist Church
October 18, 2019 - New York

The Makanda Project is an ensemble dedicated to performing the previously unrecorded compositions of Makanda Ken McIntyre. Makanda was a brilliant composer, with compositions marked by a distinctive rhythmic and lyrical quality, along with how effectively he could do the unexpected. Pianist and leader John Kordalewski, who studied and performed with Makanda, has arranged almost 50 of the compositions for a large ensemble. With new arrangements, and without the opportunity to hear Makanda's performances of these pieces, the Makanda Project's approach differs from that of the "ghost bands" that sometimes form to honor the legacy of a great musician. The Makanda Project is extending Dr. McIntyre's work in new ways and has developed its own identity with his compositions as a vehicle. The group is based in Boston, Massachusetts, (Makanda's hometown) and was formed in 2005. Since then The Makanda Project has been sharing what they believe is something unique and special about Makanda's music and adding their own individual and collective voices to his compositions. 1st set: 7:00 pm - 7:45pm (15 min break) 2nd Set: 8:00pm - 8:45pm House doors open at 6:30 pm Price: $20 Art... (read more)

Kip Moore - State Theatre of Ithaca
October 18, 2019 - Ithaca

Kip Moore often lies awake in bed at night. Melodies and lyrics swirl through his head. Sometimes they'll dissipate as seamlessly as they first arrived. Other times, the singer-songwriter can do nothing but begin singing them aloud. It frees his ever-churning mind. It allows him to continually discover his own voice. It grounds him.

Unglued, Lithium, Soul to Squeeze - 89 North Music Venue
October 18, 2019 - Patchogue

Consisting of veteran musicians from the New York music scene, Unglued pays homage to one of the best rock bands of our generation, and strives to bring the ultimate Stone Temple Pilots experience to every performance.

Wynonna Judd & Cactus Moser - Café Carlyle
October 18, 2019 - New York

Country music legends Wynonna Judd & Cactus Moser make their Café Carlyle debut with Wynonna & Cactus: Party of Two, October 15-19. Five-time Grammy winner and New York Times best-selling author, Wynonna has always revolved her career around telling stories. Whether performing alongside her mother as one half of the legendary duo The Judds, or pushing the boundaries on her own mega-successful solo path, Wynonna’s ability to reach the heart of the human spirit through her bold and unflinching honesty, is the entertainer’s true gift. Once dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline,” Wynonna’s rich and commanding voice has sold over 30 million albums worldwide spanning her remarkable 35-year career .” Wynonna & Cactus: Party of Two will debut for the first time ever at Café Carlyle over a five-night residency, and will include stripped down performances featuring unparalleled acoustics, stories and rich, soulful vocals. Plus a few surprises! For parties of seven or more people, please contact the Cafe Carlyle directly at +1 212 744 1600

Los Lobos Meets David Bromberg Big Band - Theater at Westbury
October 18, 2019 - Westbury

This performance will be played in the half round. The stage will not rotate. This performance will be played to sections B,C,D,E,F and G, Sections B and G are side possible obstructed view. No Seat in the Theatre is more than sixty feet from the stage. 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!

Joe Lovano Universal Jazz Ensemble - Dizzy's Club
October 18, 2019 - New York

On top of being one of the world's best saxophonists, tenor titan Joe Lovano is also one of the most restlessly creative leaders in music. Nearly all of his projects bring together never-before-heard combinations of creative powerhouses. His latest group features six artists from across the entire spectrum of jazz, each of them also a renowned composer, bandleader, and instrumentalist: pianist Kenny Werner, bassist John Patitucci, guitarist Liberty Ellman, drummers Andrew Cyrille and Tyshawn Sorey, and trumpeter Graham Haynes. Music as a "universal language" has been a defining theme throughout Lovano's far-reaching career. All Music Guide called Lovano's Universal Language album "an unabashedly adventurous and risky project [that] works frighteningly well" in its 4.5-star review—and when NPR listed Joe Lovano twice on its Top Ten Jazz Albums of the Year, it wrote that "Hearing the best musicians work with other geniuses is a wonderful thing to witness." That's exactly what we're looking forward to when Lovano's new all-star sextet debuts in The Appel Room.

Jim Campilongo Feat. Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen - LunÀtico
October 18, 2019 - Brooklyn

Bar LunÀtico is thrilled to present Jim Campilongo feat. Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen Billboard Magazine calls Jim Campilongo "an American treasure", an accolade which this guitarist's artistry and influential career has richly earned him. TIMEOUTNYC describes Campilongo perfectly: "New York has no shortage of guitar heroes but few cover as many bases as Jim Campilongo, who reveals a range that extends from seductive country-swing to atmospheric jazz and well beyond." With eleven albums of original material and guest appearances on dozens of recordings -- from the Bammie-winner's contribution on Cake's million-selling Prolonging the Magic to doing lead guitar duties with The Little Willies, his band with Norah Jones -- Campilongo has played with JJ Cale, Al Anderson, Gillian Welch/David Rawlings, Peter Rowan, Martha Wainwright, Bright Eyes, Teddy Thompson, and Burning Spear to name a few, has earned two Gold records, and has written music for national ads for National Grid, Volkswagen, SBC, Michelin and Jack Daniel's.

Kuni Mikami - Tomi Jazz
October 18, 2019 - New York

Kuni Mikami

Shu Odamura Trio - Tomi Jazz
October 18, 2019 - New York

Shu Odamura Trio

Piano Jazz Series: Donald Vega - Zinc Bar
October 18, 2019 - New York

Acclaimed jazz pianist Donald Vega brings her trio to Zinc for a splendid evening of jazz piano on Friday, October 18. She's supported by bassist Ugonna Okegwo and drummer Billy Drummond. Donald Vega has been hailed as "the next piano voice" in jazz by the acclaimed Ron Carter! With competitive winnings including a 1st place ranking at the Philips Jazz Piano Competition and over five sold-out shows this year, Vega has proven himself as one of the premier jazz pianists of our time.

Jake Blount - The Peoples' Voice Cafe
October 19, 2019 - New York

Jake Blount is a fiddler, banjoist, singer and scholar based in Takoma Park, MD. He has studied with modern masters of old-time music, including Bruce Molsky, Judy Hyman (of the Horse Flies), and Rhiannon Giddens and Hubby Jenkins (Carolina Chocolate Drops).

Bob Malenky - The Peoples' Voice Cafe
October 19, 2019 - New York

Bob Malenky is steeped in the blues and country of the twenties through the fifties--what Dave Van Ronk used to call neo-ethnic music. As a teenager he met and learned from Lightnin' Hopkins, and later took a guitar lesson from Muddy Waters and sat in with his band.

Gatsby in Paris French Chansons & Jazz Standards from the 20s to the 40s Feat.Chloé Perrier & the French Heart Band - Club Bonafide
October 19, 2019 - New York

Gatsby in Paris: French Chansons & Jazz Standards From the '20s to the '40s, featuring enchanting French singer Chloé 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.

Nitro Takes New York - Club Bonafide
October 19, 2019 - New York

Press: Cappi has great range and a multi textured coloratura vocal style. Offbeat MagazinePRESS: "Congrats. to Louise Cappi on her song "Talk to Me." A great smooth tune for Jazz lovers. Check it out."

Meyer and Mcguire - Rio Tomatlan
October 19, 2019 - Canandaigua

MEYER AND MCGUIRE

Julia Keefe - The Brooklyn Firefly
October 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Julia Keefe, a member of the Nez Perce Tribe, has been a professional jazz vocalist and actor for over a decade, performing all over the US and Europe, and opening for legendary performers like Esperanza Spalding and Tony Bennett.

Circular Time - Gin Fizz
October 19, 2019 - New York

Circular Time is a blues based band, performing blues, funk, jazz, afro-beat, soca, classic rock, and more. They are a tight, muscular group that has been together for 20 years.

Circular Time - Gin Fizz
October 19, 2019 - New York

Circular Time is a blues based band, performing blues, funk, jazz, afro-beat, soca, classic rock, and more. They are a tight, muscular group that has been together for 20 years.

Taylor Made Dr. Billy Taylor - Flushing Town Hall
October 19, 2019 - Flushing

Directed by Winard Harper, with special guest NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Owens. Jazz masters, greats, and emerging artists will take to the stage for a hard-swinging concert celebrating NEA Jazz Master Dr. Billy Taylor and his living legacy, Jazzmobile – as it celebrates 55 years of presenting, preserving, promoting and propagating America's classical music, jazz. This concert is followed by a conversation with the artists.

Jc Hopkins and His Biggish Band - Minton's playhouse
October 19, 2019 - New York

Featuring Joy Hanson, Shawn Whitehorn and Vanisha Gould

Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend

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Ivan Renta Latin Jazz Quartet - Fat Cat
October 19, 2019 - New York

Ivan Renta Latin Jazz Quartet

After Hours hosted by Greg Glassman - Fat Cat
October 19, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by Greg Glassman

Bluegrass Brunch: Big Draw - Daryl's House Club
October 19, 2019 - New York

All Ages Big Draw is Nick Reeb (King Wilkie), Brad Einhorn (Cobble Hillbillies, Kings County Strings), James Kerr (Six Deadly Venoms, Citigrass), Alex Harvey (5000 Jazz Assassins), Ron Deckelbaum (Cobble Hillbillies, Notre Dame de Grass), and Ethan Kende (The John Herald Band, American Flyer).

Joel Frahm Quartet - Birdland Jazz Club
October 19, 2019 - New York

Join us at the Birdland Theater for a performance by the Joel Frahm Quartet. For nearly 30 years, Joel Frahm has lived in New York City, working in jazz clubs, collaborating with other musicians, and honing his craft. His bold, inventive tenor sound has won fans in the U.S. and across the world. He has worked alongside Betty Carter, Kenny Barron, Freddy Cole, Dianne Schuur, Kurt Elling, Jane Monheit, Bill Charlap, Brad Mehldau, Matt Wilson, Cyrille Aimee, and many other top artists. He has played as a leader or sideman on more than 100 recordings and has appeared at jazz festivals in the United States, Europe, Israel, Canada and South America. In addition to his work as a performer, he has taught jazz classes in clinics at the University of North Carolina, the University of Connecticut, New York University, Wichita State University, the University of North Texas, Baylor University, Colorado State University, Furman University, the University of Toronto, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, the University of Manitoba and others. He also has worked at the Monterey Jazz Festival's Next Generation program; the Sant Andreu Youth Jazz Orchestra in Barcelona, Spain; the... (read more)

Ron Carter Quartet with Jimmy Greene, Renee Rosnes and Payton Crossley - Birdland Jazz Club
October 19, 2019 - New York

Ron Carter is among the most original, prolific and influential bassists in jazz with more than 2,000 albums to his credit. Beginning his career in the 1960s with Jaki Byard and Eric Dolphy, Cannonball Adderley, and a five year stint with the Miles Davis' Quintet, Ron also performed and recorded with notables including Bill Evans, B.B. King, and Dexter Gordon. Ron Carter's various ensembles, big band to trio, feature a who's who of the finest players on the NYC scene with, "an absolute commitment to musical sublimity [that] exudes refined elegance and sonic power."

Nitro Takes New York - Club Bonafide
October 19, 2019 - New York

Press: "Cappi has great range and a multi textured coloratura vocal style." Offbeat MagazinePRESS: "Congrats. to Louise Cappi on her song "Talk to Me." A great smooth tune for Jazz lovers. Check it out." The Wall Street Journal, Lee Hawkins,

Glenn Miller Orchestra - The Town Hall
October 19, 2019 - New York

Glenn Miller Orchestra has been consistently touring since forming in 1956, and now's your chance to witness one of the most popular bands in the world as they come to a town near you.

Cd Release Event for Ahmed Abdullah's Diaspora Meets Francisco Mora Catlett's Afrohorn - Sistas' Place
October 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Sistas' Place, 456 Nostrand Avenue, at the corner of Jefferson Avenue, where Jazz: A Music of the Spirit Lives and Culture is our Weapon, announces its 24th season of bringing the greatest artists on the planet back into the African American community of Bedford Stuyvesant.

Kevin Hays, Joe Martin & Bill Stewart - Mezzrow Jazz Club
October 19, 2019 - New York

Pianist Kevin Hays is a visionary improvisor. He is joined by Joe Martin on bass & Bill Stewart on drums.

Tank and the Bangas - Apollo Theater
October 19, 2019 - New York

Coming from New Orleans, Tank and the Bangas are surrounded by plenty of grand musical traditions. And the five-piece group has a rare knack for combining various musical styles—fiery soul, deft hip-hop, deep-groove R&B, and subtle jazz—into one dazzling, cohesive whole that evokes the scope of New Orleans music while retaining a distinctive feel all its own.

Jake Blount - The Peoples' Voice Cafe
October 19, 2019 - New Yor

Jake Blount is a fiddler, banjoist, singer and scholar based in Takoma Park, MD. He has studied with modern masters of old-time music, including Bruce Molsky, Judy Hyman (of the Horse Flies), and Rhiannon Giddens and Hubby Jenkins (Carolina Chocolate Drops). In 2016, Blount became the first Black person to make the finals at the Appalachian String Band Music Festival in Clifftop, WV, and the first to win in the traditional band category. The following year, he received his B.A. in Ethnomusicology from Hamilton College and released his debut EP, Reparations, with award-winning fiddler Tatiana Hargreaves. He has recently released a CD, toured Scandinavia, and opened several shows for Rhiannon Giddens.

Bob Malenky - The Peoples' Voice Cafe
October 19, 2019 - New Yor

Bob Malenky is steeped in the blues and country of the twenties through the fifties--what Dave Van Ronk used to call neo-ethnic music. As a teenager he met and learned from Lightnin' Hopkins, and later took a guitar lesson from Muddy Waters and sat in with his band. He also toured and recorded with Sonny Terry, and taught World Folk Music at CCNY for many years. Tonight he'll do a mixed bag of traditional songs, blues, old labor songs, perhaps a pop standard and probably a Yiddish song.

Uptown Nights: Maimouna Youssef AKA Mumu Fresh - Harlem Stage
October 19, 2019 - New York

Grammy nominated artist MuMu Fresh, will bring down the house with a not to be missed hip hop experience. This powerhouse lyricist and MC will perform material from her recently recorded album, produced by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The PLAYlist titled, The Healing.

Glenn Miller Orchestra - The Town Hall
October 19, 2019 - New York

Glenn Miller Orchestra has been consistently touring since forming in 1956, and now's your chance to witness one of the most popular bands in the world as they come to a town near you. The band's unique jazz sound and arrangement makes them highly sought after, even more so now that they're bringing a night of nostalgia and swing!

The Jazz Playground - Swing - Art House Astoria
October 19, 2019 - Astoria

Swing. The Swing era was all about going out with your friends, dancing and having a good time. Of course, that's what every week is about with the Jazz Playground. But this time, with Duke Ellington and Count Basie as our guides, we'll learn some new moves as we discover that jazz was the original 'Dance Music'

Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend

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Joe Lovano Universal Jazz Ensemble - Dizzy's Club
October 19, 2019 - New York

On top of being one of the world's best saxophonists, tenor titan Joe Lovano is also one of the most restlessly creative leaders in music. Nearly all of his projects bring together never-before-heard combinations of creative powerhouses. His latest group features six artists from across the entire spectrum of jazz, each of them also a renowned composer, bandleader, and instrumentalist: pianist Kenny Werner, bassist John Patitucci, guitarist Liberty Ellman, drummers Andrew Cyrille and Tyshawn Sorey, and trumpeter Graham Haynes. Music as a "universal language" has been a defining theme throughout Lovano's far-reaching career. All Music Guide called Lovano's Universal Language album "an unabashedly adventurous and risky project [that] works frighteningly well" in its 4.5-star review—and when NPR listed Joe Lovano twice on its Top Ten Jazz Albums of the Year, it wrote that "Hearing the best musicians work with other geniuses is a wonderful thing to witness." That's exactly what we're looking forward to when Lovano's new all-star sextet debuts in The Appel Room.

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra - The Town Hall
October 19, 2019 - New York

Over 18 musicians and singers bring the unforgettable Glenn Miller sound and perform those songs that everyone remembers... This is a show not-to-miss for jazz and swing fans alike or the incurable romantics who want to step back in time. The legendary Glenn Miller was the most successful of all the dance bandleaders in the Swing era of the 1930s and 1940s.

Living Language - LunÀtico
October 19, 2019 - Brooklyn

Led by multi-instrumentalist and producer Nikhil P. Yerawadekar, this ensemble draws from the NYC Afrobeat community to bring the music of Fela Kuti to life in a small group format, doing justice to the compositional, melodic and structural tenets of Afrobeat music, as well as the all important funk. Members of the collective perform regularly in leading groups such as Antibalas, Chop & Quench, Underground System, Akoya Afrobeat and Super Yamba Band. Living Language is dancefloor friendly and exciting while still being exploratory and elegant, seeking to keep the language and vibe of Afrobeat alive and to encourage deep reading of the source material as new generations discover the music of Fela.

The World Famous Glen Miller Orchestra | 2 Shows - The Town Hall
October 19, 2019 - New York

Over 18 musicians and singers bring the unforgettable Glenn Miller sound and perform those songs that everyone remembers... This is a show not-to-miss for jazz and swing fans alike or the incurable romantics who want to step back in time. The legendary Glenn Miller was the most successful of all the dance bandleaders in the Swing era of the 1930s and 1940s.

Yuto Kanazawa Trio - Tomi Jazz
October 19, 2019 - New York

Yuto Kanazawa Trio

The Standard Procedures - Tomi Jazz
October 19, 2019 - New York

The Standard Procedures

Sharp Tree - Tomi Jazz
October 19, 2019 - New York

Sharp Tree

The Glass Menagerie - Wild Project
October 20, 2019 - New York,

uth Stage is thrilled to present a chilling new take on Tennessee Williams' seminal play, THE GLASS MENAGERIE, directed by Austin Pendleton and Peter Bloch.

Citation Needed - The People's Improv Theater
October 20, 2019 - New York,

 

THE JUNGLE NYC - Loft 51
October 20, 2019 - New York,

 

The Halloween Gaming - Loft 51
October 20, 2019 - New York,

 

Pastrami on Rye - NY Rye Week - Biba of Williamsburg
October 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

 

Hester Street Fair's - Hester Street Fair
October 20, 2019 - New York,

From Paris with Love Salute to Edith Piaf,Jacques Brel ,Charlez Aznavour & More Feat. so French Cabaret - Club Bonafide
October 20, 2019 - New York

The So French Cabaret is a unique jazz ensemble (featuring the harp) which promotes French and American songs of the 1930s – 1940s. Based on a traditional gypsy jazz ensemble, the So French Cabaret's rhythm section features a bass player and a guitarist, with the centerpiece of the band being a full-sized harp-guitar duet, which adds a fairy "je ne sais quoi" to the irresistible hot jazz groove. So French Cabaret invites you to take a musical journey, making and hear the hearty magical connection between French and American jazz standards music and experience the romance and excitement of the prohibition era at Club bonafide in New York.

Board Game Club - Brooklyn Boulders Gowanus
October 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

La Vie en Rose: An Elegant & Tasteful Blend of American Jazz, French Chanson & Pop Music. Feat. Violette - Club Bonafide
October 20, 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.

Carol Johnson - the Truth with Sunday Brunch at Gin Fizz Harlem - Gin Fizz
October 20, 2019 - New York

Carol Johnson - the Truth with Sunday Brunch at Gin Fizz Harlem.

Jason Marshall Big Band - Minton's playhouse
October 20, 2019 - New York

Jason Marshall is a highly sought after and established fixture on the global music landscape. His work for large ensemble can be heard most regularly performed by his critically acclaimed orchestra, the Jason Marshall Big Band. A rare specimen even among the highly competitive New York City music scene, the Washington D.C. born saxophonist can be seen playing soul music with Aretha Franklin, Latin jazz with Arturo O'Farrill, pop with Desi Di Lauro, avant garde jazz with the Charlie Mingus Big Band, and rock music with the Young Presidents. Also a highly sought after composer and arranger, Mr. Marshall wrote and arranged the modern day classic "Miss Garvey, Miss Garvey!!" which was nominated for a Grammy in 2009. He has also written and arranged music for the Taipei Jazz Orchestra and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra.

Pernice Brothers - The Mercury Lounge
October 20, 2019 - New York

Age Limit: 21 and Over Joe Pernice (solo)

Jazzy Brunch - Minton's playhouse
October 20, 2019 - New York

Jazzy Brunch

Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend

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Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band - Fat Cat
October 20, 2019 - New York

Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band

Jon Davis Trio - Fat Cat
October 20, 2019 - New York

Jon Davis Trio

After Hours hosted by The Program of Deprogramming - Fat Cat
October 20, 2019 - New York

After Hours hosted by The Program of Deprogramming

Bluegrass Brunch: Too Blue - Daryl's House Club
October 20, 2019 - New York

All Ages NY/CT based group whose signature sound is a tight vocal blend with exceptional instrumentals and creative arrangements.

Eyal Vilner Big Band - Birdland Jazz Club
October 20, 2019 - New York

Birdland welcomes back the Eyal Vilner Big Band. Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, saxophonist/clarinetist/flutist-arranger/composer/conductor Eyal Vilner moved to New York in 2007 and graduated from the prestigious New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in 2009. Since its inception in 2008, The Eyal Vilner Big Band has collaborated with some of the top jazz legends of our time, including NEA Jazz Masters Frank Wess, Jimmy Heath and Jimmy Owens, as well as young stellar vocalists: Charenée Wade, Brianna Thomas and Charles Turner. The big band performs Vilner's new arrangements of jazz standards as well as his original compositions. The big band's first two albums, Introducing the Eyal Vilner Big Band and Almost Sunrise, received rave reviews and stood strong on the American and Canadian Jazz Radio Charts.

Michele Brourman: Love Notes - Birdland Jazz Club
October 20, 2019 - New York

For singer/songwriter Michele Brourman, a song is a love letter. She's been writing and sending them since she was a little girl. In this digital world, we need them now more than ever! For her Birdland Theater debut, Michele brings a clutch of her original songs, old and new. Michele Brourman began making up songs when she was three years old. By age thirteen, she had formed a small ensemble for which she was composer, musical director and singer. She's been making up songs and singing them ever since with a joy that is infectious. Her best-loved song, "My Favorite Year", has been recorded by Michael Feinstein, Dame Cleo Laine, and Margaret Whiting, She's written and produced the songs for 18 animated features for Universal Studios, including the beloved "Land Before Time" series, writing for Reba McIntyre, Michael York, Lucy Lawless, Donny Osmond, Olivia Newton-John, Corbin Bleu, and a host of other singer/actors. Brourman's work has been featured in television and film and performed by countless cabaret artists, garnering numerous awards and critical acclaim.

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - Birdland Jazz Club
October 20, 2019 - New York

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

Michael Thomas Quartet - Birdland Jazz Club
October 20, 2019 - New York

The Birdland theater is excited to welcome The Michael Thomas Quartet! Award-winning saxophonist, composer, and arranger Michael Thomas has been an active member of the New York City jazz community since arriving in 2011. Studying music from an early age, Thomas' focus shifted to jazz in high school, and during his senior year, he was awarded a full scholarship to the University of Miami's Frost School of Music as a Studio Music and Jazz Major. While at UM, Michael had the opportunity to study with Gary Keller, Gary Lindsay, Whit Sidener, and Ron Miller, as well as numerous guest artists. Michael played lead alto in the DownBeat Award-winning Concert Jazz Band and Studio Jazz Band, as well as being a member of the Frost Jazz Sextet. He was also given the opportunity to study classical flute and clarinet full time in addition to saxophone, which led to his appointment as co-principal clarinetist of the Wind Ensemble, conducted by Gary Green. Thomas is featured as the clarinet soloist on the Wind Ensemble's 2010 Albany Records release Wolf Rounds, performing the solo part on Michael Daugherty's "Ladder to the Moon".

Victor Gould - Mezzrow Jazz Club
October 20, 2019 - New York

Pianist Victor Gould has a fluent technique and a wonderful jazz feeling. He is joined by his band for a night in our listening room.

Nuyorican Jazz - Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
October 20, 2019 - Bronx

An all-star band of Bronx Arts Ensemble teaching artists perform new arrangements of Nuyorican jazz legends such as Fort Apache, Eddie Palmieri, and Ray Barretto, as well as a few band originals. This concert honors the Bronx history of Latin Jazz, celebrating the songs that were turning points in the creation of the genre and the most important figures in the movement, all of whom had special ties to the Bronx.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra - Landmark on Main Street
October 20, 2019 - Port Washington

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra preserves the legacy of one of America's great big bands. A successful musician and arranger for bands like Tommy Dorsey and Ray Noble, Glenn Miller struggled with his own orchestra's recordings for several years before hitting on a sound that brought him huge success. Glenn Miller discovered the magic of the reed section and nurtured his discovery until it grew into a full-fledged phenomenon. His unique take on the swing sound and careful use of instrumentation made his orchestra one of the most sought-after big bands of the 20th century. Riding high with hits like Tuxedo Junction that attracted record-breaking crowds, Glenn Miller disbanded his orchestra in 1942 at the height of its popularity to volunteer for the Army. He had a firm belief that the power of his music could raise morale in the dark times of war, so he organized and led the famous Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band. It went to Europe to entertain servicemen performing numerous shows live and on radio. Then tragedy struck. On December 15, 1944, Major Miller took off in a single engine plane from Europe to precede his band to France, disappearing over the English Channel, and... (read more)

Gospel brunch / naomi shelton & the gospel angels - LunÀtico
October 20, 2019 - Brooklyn

Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Angels are an American gospel and soul music group led by front woman Naomi Shelton. Hailing from Brooklyn, two of Naomi's albums have placed on the Billboard magazine Gospel Albums charts.

Les Arts Florissants: The Sacred Madrigals of Carlo Gesualdo - The Met Cloisters
October 20, 2019 - New York

Suffering, remorse, and guilt are pervasive in Gesualdo's life and work. This complex man's music is so full of shocking dissonances that it has taken nearly 400 years to really comprehend his singular musical language. Les Arts Florissants, the unrivaled Renaissance and baroque period ensemble, will be making its Met Cloisters debut with this all-vocal program.

Les Arts Florissants: The Sacred Madrigals of Carlo Gesualdo - The Met Cloisters
October 20, 2019 - New York

Suffering, remorse, and guilt are pervasive in Gesualdo's life and work. This complex man's music is so full of shocking dissonances that it has taken nearly 400 years to really comprehend his singular musical language. Les Arts Florissants, the unrivaled Renaissance and baroque period ensemble, will be making its Met Cloisters debut with this all-vocal program.

Haruna Fukazawa Duo - Tomi Jazz
October 20, 2019 - New York

Haruna Fukazawa Duo

Floating Weeds - Tomi Jazz
October 20, 2019 - New York

Floating Weeds

Conference - Hudson Mercantile
October 20, 2019 - New York,

Starting a Game Studio - Microsoft Store Loft
October 20, 2019 - New York,

The Ride - THE RIDE
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Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend

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Hiromi - Sony Hall
Through October 20, 2019 - New York

Japan has produced an impressive assemblage of jazz pianists, from Toshiko Akiyoshi and Makoto Ozone to Junko Onishi. And now, well into the change of the 21st century, the pianist/composer Hiromi Uehara is the latest in that line of amazing musicians. Ever since the 2003 release of her debut Telarc CD,Another Mind, Hiromi has electrified audiences and critics east and west, with a creative energy that encompasses and eclipses the boundaries of jazz, classical and pop parameters, taking improvisation and composition to new heights of complexity and sophistication. Her new CD, Alive, her ninth as a leader, features her critically-acclaimed Trio Project, consisting of contrabass guitarist Anthony Jackson (Steely Dan, Paul Simon, Michel Camilo, The O'Jays and Chick Corea) and drummer Simon Phillips (Toto, The Who, Judas Priest, David Gilmour, and Jack Bruce).

Hiromi @ Sony Hall - Blue Note
Through October 20, 2019 - New York

"I don't want to put a name on my music. Other people can put a name on what I do. It's just the union of what I've been listening to and what I've been learning. It has some elements of classical music, it has some rock, it has some jazz, but I don't want to give it a name." – Hiromi Japan has produced an impressive assemblage of jazz pianists, from Toshiko Akiyoshi and Makoto Ozone to Junko Onishi. And now, well into the change of the 21st century, the pianist/composer Hiromi Uehara is the latest in that line of amazing musicians. Ever since the 2003 release of her debut Telarc CD,Another Mind, Hiromi has electrified audiences and critics east and west, with a creative energy that encompasses and eclipses the boundaries of jazz, classical and pop parameters, taking improvisation and composition to new heights of complexity and sophistication. Her new CD, Alive, her ninth as a leader, features her critically-acclaimed Trio Project, consisting of contrabass guitarist Anthony Jackson (Steely Dan, Paul Simon, Michel Camilo, The O'Jays and Chick Corea) and drummer Simon Phillips (Toto, The Who, Judas Priest, David Gilmour, and Jack Bruce).

Live Jazz Series at The Campbell - The Campbell
Through October 27, 2019 - New York

Acute Inflections will be performing in the main bar from 6:00pm to 10:00pm every Sunday throughout the month of October. Guests can book reservations online as regular table bookings.

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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