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Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend - November 8-November 10


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 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.

LGBT Game Night - Brooklyn Loft Location
November 08, 2019 - New York,

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Nea Jazz Masters: A Gathering of the Masters - Flushing Town Hall
November 08, 2019 - Flushing

It's our first time presenting six NEA Jazz Masters (the nation's highest honor for living jazz musicians) with Candido Camero (congas), Jimmy Heath (saxophone), Barry Harris (piano), Jimmy Owens (trumpet), Jimmy Cobb (drums), and Reggie Workman (bass). This concert is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience, showcasing the love and friendship among artists who have devoted all of their lives to performing and teaching jazz.

Jazz-Star Series Featuring Karlea Lynne - Minton's Playhouse
November 08, 2019 - Harlem

1st Set7:30 pm Doors Open 6 pm2nd Set9:30 pm Doors Open 9 pmSets are 1 hour longThe admission price is $25.00 per set. Tickets can be purchased at EventBrite or at the door.There is a $30 Minimum for Food and Beverages Per Person at the table.The sweet, soulful, and unforgettable lady of song, Karlea Lynn, 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.

Marius Duboule Trio - Tomi Jazz
November 08, 2019 - New York

Marius Duboule Trio

Sharp Tree - Tomi Jazz
November 08, 2019 - New York

Sharp Tree

Pepito Gomez Sextet Buena Vista Social Club Tribute - DROM
November 08, 2019 - New York

Ages 21+Jose Pepito Gomez

Gerry Eastman & Friends: Jam session - Williamsburg Music Center
November 08, 2019 - Brooklyn

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

Will Terrill Band - Fat Cat
November 08, 2019 - New York

Will Terrill Band

The Supreme Queens - Fat Cat
November 08, 2019 - New York

The Supreme Queens

Darryl Yokley's Sound Reformation Latin Experiment - Fat Cat
November 08, 2019 - New York

Darryl Yokley's Sound Reformation Latin Experiment

An Evening with Marc Cohn - Cohoes Music Hall
November 08, 2019 - Cohoes

After winning a Grammy for his soulful ballad "Walking in Memphis," Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation's most compelling singer-songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. Rooted in the rich ground of American rhythm and blues, soul and gospel and possessed of a deft storyteller's pen, he weaves vivid, detailed, often drawn-from-life tales that evoke some of our most universal human feelings: love, hope, faith, joy, heartbreak.

Taylor Burgess - The Groove
November 08, 2019 - New York

As masters of their crafts, Taylor's Trio formed a group that has captured a unique contemporary jazz/ soul sound. Taking the knowledge from a classical background, this quartet transformed pop tunes and the American Songbook into a sound that is unique and enjoyable for all. This as well as originals that have an old traditional feel with a modern new age twist."

French Jazz & Tango Celebrating Piaf, Brel, Aznavour & Piazzolla - Club Bonafide
November 08, 2019 - 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

Aime Allen Quartet - Club Bonafide
November 08, 2019 - New York

Acclaimed jazz vocalist and songwriter Aimee Allen will be joined by an all star band, performing selections from her latest release, Wings Uncaged, as well as new compositions for an exciting upcoming recording project. The repertoire will include selections in English, Portuguese and French, with dynamic arrangements and lyricism, as well as virtuostic musicianship from the band. Song-stories, standards, swing, bossa, blues, and ballads on tap.

An Evening with Cowboy Junkies - Landmark on Main Street
November 08, 2019 - Port Washington

Anyone who has been following Cowboy Junkies' three decade-long journey knows the band has always traveled on its own path. From the auspicious debut of Whites Off Earth Now and the subsequent international breakthrough with The Trinity Session, to the group's Nomad Series of themed albums (2010-2012), Cowboy Junkies have never let music business trends dictate where the band was headed.Formed in Toronto in 1985 with siblings Michael Timmins on guitar, Margo Timmins on vocals, Peter Timmins on drums, and Michael's lifelong friend Alan Anton on bass, the band has sparkled over the course of 25 albums. "I've known Alan longer than I've known Pete," says Michael. "We were friends before Pete was born."Unlike most long-lasting groups, Cowboy Junkies have never had a break up or taken a sanity-saving hiatus. There's an appreciation of each other that keeps them constantly working. "It's that intimacy and understanding of what each one of us brings to the table," says Michael. "Even if the world doesn't know it, we do."Cowboy Junkies are not following anyone else's guidebook. It's advice Margo gave to her 15-year-old son, who is an aspiring musician in his own band. "He asked me, '... (read more)

Joe McGinty and Losers Lounge - The Iridium
November 08, 2019 - New York

On Friday, November 8th, Joe McGinty & The Loser's Lounge join forces with world-renowned New York City Soul Man Carlton J. Smith to debut "The Soul of Tom Waits.

A Gathering of The Masters - Flushing Town Hall
November 08, 2019 - Flushing

It's our first time presenting six NEA Jazz Masters (the nation's highest honor for living jazz musicians) with Candido Camero (congas), Paquito D'Rivera (saxophone, clarinetist), Barry Harris (piano), Jimmy Owens (trumpet), Jimmy Cobb (drums), and Reggie Workman (bass). This concert is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience, showcasing the love and friendship among artists who have devoted all of their lives to performing and teaching jazz.

The Birdland Big Band - Birdland Jazz Club
November 08, 2019 - New York

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

Bluegrass Brunch: Bovine Social Club - Daryl's House Club
November 09, 2019 - New York

All AgesA grassy, twangy, swinging breed of Americana sounds from the northern banks of the Delaware River.

Hollywood Nights - Bob Seger Tribute Night Two - Daryl's House Club
November 09, 2019 - New York

All AgesThe ultimate tribute to Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band.

Single and Ready to Mingle Game Night - Brooklyn
November 09, 2019 - Brooklyn

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Minton's Playhouse: Biggish Band + Joy Hanson, Vanisha Gould & Shawn Whitehorne - Minton's Playhouse
November 09, 2019 - Harlem

FEATURING JOY HANSON, SHAWN WHITEHORN AND VANISHA GOULD1st Set7:30 pm Doors Open 6 pm2nd Set9:30 pm Doors Open 9 pmSets are 1 hour longThe admission price is $25.00 per set. Tickets can be purchased at EventBrite or at the door.There is a $30 Minimum for Food and Beverages Per Person at the table."Absolutely devastatingly talented the greatest small big band in the world" NYT. Grammy nominated JC Hopkins and the Biggish Band's residency at Minton's Playhouse is the coming together of two collossal worlds. The Biggish has played host to some great musicians and vocalists from Norah Jones to Elvis Costello but this latest line up of players is, in the words of JC, "The most talented and inventive group of musicians that I have ever worked with."

CEG Presents: U2 Tribute: Unforgettable Fire - DROM
November 09, 2019 - New York

to ever perform in America. After twenty-four years of playing in some of the most prestigious venues on the East Coast, UF has formed a reputation among many to be one of the closest experiences to being at an actual live U2 show. The members of UF are also very dedicated fans of U2, and will not settle for anything less than complete authenticity. In addition to performing a very impressive array of U2 material from pre-Boy to the most recent Songs of Experience and beyond, the band does everything in their power (from wardrobe to lighting) to recreate the live U2 concert setting for their audiences.

Rocco John Trio - Tomi Jazz
November 09, 2019 - New York

Rocco John Trio

Daniel Bennett Group - Tomi Jazz
November 09, 2019 - New York

Daniel Bennett Group

Paul Lee Trio - Tomi Jazz
November 09, 2019 - New York

Paul Lee Trio

Wynton Marsalis - Staller Center
November 09, 2019 - Stony Brook

Today's jazz world's most gifted trumpet player brings his talents back to Staller's Main Stage in a rare small band appearance. Internationally acclaimed musician, composer, and bandleader, Wynton Marsalis has won nine Grammy Awards and had the first jazz composition to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music.

Steve Blum Trio - Fat Cat
November 09, 2019 - New York

Steve Blum Trio

Troy Roberts and Nu-Jive - Fat Cat
November 09, 2019 - New York

Troy Roberts and Nu-Jive

Matthew Odell, Piano | Pre-College Faculty Recital - Paul Hall at The Juilliard School
November 09, 2019 - New York

Matthew Odell, Piano | Pre-College Faculty Recital

Brazilian Jazz & Tango Jobim Encontro Piazzolla - Club Bonafide
November 09, 2019 - New York

Brazilian jazz legend Antonio Carlos Jobim was the Grammy-winning king of bossa nova and composer of such enduring hits as the inescapable international smash "The Girl From Ipanema." At this special Club Bonafide concert, French-Israeli singer-songwriter Yael Dray-Barel and Argentinian guitarist Gabriel Hermida will pay tribute to the bossa nova legend, and put a spotlight on Hermida's countryman stor Piazzolla, who's credited with adding a touch of jazz and classical to tango and forging a new style called nuevo tango. Together, Yael & Gabriel's love for bossa nova and unconventional melding of genres should make for a unique, exciting night of music.

Quartetto Tomassini in the Footsteps of Astor Piazzolla - Club Bonafide
November 09, 2019 - New York

Quartetto Tomassini, NY City's most dynamic string quartet, will perform original arrangements from the Buenos Aires 1920's tango Golden era and the Hollywood Golden era, entwining both musical genres.

Jacques Brel Chansons In French with The story of Brel Feat. Alfredo Merat - Club Bonafide
November 09, 2019 - New York

Alfredo Merat interprets "Chansons" Of the Belgium/French Giant Jacques Brel, gone to soon. After his discovery of "Jacques Brel is Alive & Well in Paris", Alfredo decided to set the record straight. with his guitar he offers a ONE MAN SHOW that will keep you at the edge of your seat. The world of Brel, his passions, contradictions, fears, hatred will be marked by Alfredo's Fiery guitar playing over most of his most famous songs. "Ne me Quitte Pas, Amsterdam, La Valse, La Chanson de Jacky, On N'Oublie Rien, Vezoul, Le Plat Pay, Au Suivant, Je ne sais pas and many more

Shawn Purcell Symmetricity - Club Bonafide
November 09, 2019 - New York

Guitarist Shawn Purcell strikes a harmonious balance between impressive guitar work and beautifully crafted compositions on Symmetricity, his first release as a bandleader for Armored Records. With his "take no prisoners" approach to improvisation as well as a finely-honed compositional style that blends straight-ahead jazz with a more modern aesthetic, Purcell is a compelling new voice on theJazz scene. Purcell currently serves on the Jazz Studies faculty at George Mason University and has taught at Indiana University, Bloomington. He has authored articles for DownBeat and Premier Guitar magazines and can be heard on nearly 30 recordings. "I can't find the words that convey the feelings that emerge from the presence of a great player. It happens once in a while, and now is one of those times. Shawn Purcell has 'layed it down' with Symmetricity, a great album! Bravo my friend!" Pat Martino

The Music Of Stevie Wonder - Art House Astoria
November 09, 2019 - Astoria

Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand, with an equal opportunity, for all to sing, dance and clap their hands"The opening lines from Stevie Wonder's 1976 hit 'Sir Duke' couldn't better sum up what we're all about at the Jazz Playground! Written as a tribute to the late Duke Ellington, the song references many of Stevie Wonder's biggest influences from the jazz world, including Count Basie, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. We explore how, as the title of his 1962 debut album "The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie Wonder" suggests, the sound of jazz is at the core of one of the most iconic composers of the 20th Century.

New York Polyphony - Miller Theatre
November 09, 2019 - New York

The illustrious male vocal quartet New York Polyphony returns for a program that begins at the dawn of the Renaissance, with selections of the very earliest works that can be found in England. Rescued from the Reformation as recycled book-bindings, these Medieval gems show the mastery of the English style that would influence the next three centuries of composition, such as works by England's first great composer, John Dunstable. The program culminates with music from the Golden Age of the Renaissance in Spain.

Sonny Landreth & Cindy Cashdollar - The Boulton Center
November 09, 2019 - Bay Shore

Sonny Landreth and Cindy Cashdollar are making some rare duo appearances in 2019. Louisiana's slide guitar wizard will deliver his bottle-neck style slide chops while Austin's sweetheart of the steel guitar will showcase the renowned talent that earned her a spot in the Texas Music Hall of Fame.Revered for his unique slide guitar technique, Sonny Landreth has collaborated with many legendary performers including John Hiatt, Jimmy Buffett, Mark Knopfler and Eric Clapton. Sonny will perform at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Festival in Dallas on September 20, his third Crossroads appearance.Cindy Cashdollar's expertise is in great demand on both steel guitar and dobro. She has worked with many leading artists in various genres including Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Rod Stewart and Ryan Adams. With the iconic western swing group Asleep At The Wheel, she garnered 5 Grammy awards and was the first woman to be inducted into the Texas Steel Guitar Hall of Fame in 2011.Performing a mix of original songs with contemporary and traditional blues and roots music, the show is electric, virtuosic, and tastefully delivered by these two great instrumental masters.

Michael Wolff, Ben Allison & Rudy Royston - Mezzrow Jazz Club
November 09, 2019 - New York

Consummate pianist Michael Wolff returns to Mezzrow with Ben Allison on bass and Rudy Royston on drums, join them for a weekend of trio.

Climaxx - Mingles Restaurant and Lounge
November 09, 2019 - The Bronx

Wiz Khalifa - Drai's Beachclub & Nightclub
Through November 09, 2019 - Las Vegas

Allan Harris - Made In New York Jazz Cafe&Bar
Through November 09, 2019 - Brooklyn

Shirazette Tinnin-drums/cajon Arcoiris Sandoval-piano/keyboard Nimrod Speaks-bass

Works & Process, the Performing - The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Peter B Lewis Theater
November 10, 2019 - New York

Kidney Walk - Foley Square
November 10, 2019 - New York

Valery Ponomarev Jazz Quartet - Made In New York Jazz Cafe&Bar
November 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

Linda Presgrave Quartet - Tomi Jazz
November 10, 2019 - New York

Linda Presgrave Quartet

Floating Weeds - Tomi Jazz
November 10, 2019 - New York

Floating Weeds

Tamara Jokic & Menshei - DROM
November 10, 2019 - New York

Ages 21+We are excited to announce that Tamara Jokic, a singer and songwriter from Serbia, brings her mesmerizing voice and wonderful music to DROM NYC on the night of 10th of November. With her original and traditional music originating from the Balkans and the Mediterranean, accompanied by a world-class band, she will take us to a different and exciting place where East meets the West.

Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band - Fat Cat
November 10, 2019 - New York

Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band

Lafayette Harris Group - Fat Cat
November 10, 2019 - New York

Lafayette Harris Group

The Music of Jacques Brel & Charles Aznavour - Club Bonafide
November 10, 2019 - New York

Few things are more distinctly French than the music of Jacques Brel and Charles Aznavour. These and other Gallic icons are the focus of 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 "Ne Me Quitte Pas," "La Boheme," "La Mama" and more at Club Bonafide in New York City.

Golden Age of 30's & 40's Jazz & Swing Feat. the New York Nightingales - Club Bonafide
November 10, 2019 - New York

The New York Nightingales & The New Retro Orchestra is the Golden Age of 30's & 40's Jazz & Swing experience you'll have to see to believe. They are accompanied by Some of New York's Best Musicians. Not only do they have great voices, but they have inventive little comedic bits and choreographed moves that keep on entertaining. Some say better and prettier than the Andrew Sisters. These gals will steal your heart with their unique arrangements of your favorite Jazz & swing tunes. Tight harmonies and playful personalities are what make the New York Nightingales timeless and suitable for any event, especially a Show at NY's Club Bonafide.

Jordan Rakei - The Bowery Ballroom
November 10, 2019 - New York

Age Limit: 18 and OverOn the 14th June Jordan Rakei will release his new album "Origin" on Ninja Tune. It includes new singles "Say Something" and "Minds Eye", and is overtly inspired by dystopian visions of our future, with many of the album lyrics exploring technological growth, and how it affects our sense of humanity.

Happy Hour Piano Bar With Sarah Mucho - Freddys Bar & Backroom
November 10, 2019 - Brooklyn

Frontroom Piano & Vocal with Very Special Guests.

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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