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Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend - September 13-September 15

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

Julius Rodriguez - The Jazz Gallery
September 13, 2019 - New York

Julius Rodriguez

The Birdland Big Band - Birdland Jazz Club
September 13, 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!"

Julius Rodriguez - The Jazz Gallery
September 13, 2019 - New York

Julius Rodriguez

The Larry Fuller Trio Presents: OVERJOYED - Birdland Jazz Club
September 13, 2019 - New York

Join us for 3 nights of the Larry Fuller Trio at the Birdland Theater! "He sprinkles stardust on whatever song he plays; you hold your breath in wonder." ~ THE NEW YORK TIMES, Stephen Holden Join Larry Fuller and his Trio to celebrate the release of Fuller's new album, "OVERJOYED". This instant chart-topper features a variety of swinging pieces - from Wes Montgomery to Stevie Wonder, George Gershwin to Oscar Peterson. And a few Larry Fuller originals! "Fuller's artistic certitude radiates warmth", exclaims All About Jazz. Larry Fuller is an internationally acclaimed pianist, band leader and clinician known to "swing like a beast!". Early in his career, Fuller's undeniable talent earned him the position of musical director and pianist for vocalist Ernestine Anderson, pianist for drummer Jeff Hamilton's Trio, and final pianist in legendary bassist Ray Brown's Trio. Since 2013 - harnessing his extraordinary experience - Fuller has led the Larry Fuller Trio. He presents a musical program rarely experienced live today, consistently praised for his emotive, swinging style, monster technique, and program versatility. From bop, to stride, to swing, to blues, Fuller's performance at Bi... (read more)

The Mike Stern/Bill Evans Band With Tom Kennedy and Steve Smith - Birdland Jazz Club
September 13, 2019 - New York

Birdland welcomes The Mike Stern/ Bill Evans Band! Featuring Tom Kennedy and Steve Smith! To a generation of contemporary jazz guitar aficionados, Mike Stern is regarded as one of the true guitar greats of his generation. A player of remarkable facility whose searing lines are informed mainly by bebop and the blues while also carrying a rock-tinged intensity, Stern made his mark with Miles Davis in the early '80s before launching his solo career in 1985. Since then he has released 17 recordings as a leader, six of which were nominated for GRAMMY® Awards. His latest, Trip, is his first since recovering from a serious accident in the summer of 2016 that left him with two broken arms and nerve damage in his right hand that prevented him from even holding a pick. But Stern is back on top of his game, playing with typical authority and prodigious chops on this all-star outing, which features such longstanding colleagues as trumpeters Randy Brecker and Wallace Roney, saxophonists Bob Franceschini and Bill Evans (a bandmate of Mike's in Miles Davis' 'comeback band' of 1981), bassists Victor Wooten and Tom Kennedy and drummers Dave Weckl, Dennis Chambers and Lenny White. Says Stern of th... (read more)

The Larry Fuller Trio Presents: OVERJOYED - Birdland Jazz Club
September 13, 2019 - New York

Join us for 3 nights of the Larry Fuller Trio at the Birdland Theater! "He sprinkles stardust on whatever song he plays; you hold your breath in wonder." ~ THE NEW YORK TIMES, Stephen Holden Join Larry Fuller and his Trio to celebrate the release of Fuller's new album, "OVERJOYED". This instant chart-topper features a variety of swinging pieces - from Wes Montgomery to Stevie Wonder, George Gershwin to Oscar Peterson. And a few Larry Fuller originals! "Fuller's artistic certitude radiates warmth", exclaims All About Jazz. Larry Fuller is an internationally acclaimed pianist, band leader and clinician known to "swing like a beast!". Early in his career, Fuller's undeniable talent earned him the position of musical director and pianist for vocalist Ernestine Anderson, pianist for drummer Jeff Hamilton's Trio, and final pianist in legendary bassist Ray Brown's Trio. Since 2013 - harnessing his extraordinary experience - Fuller has led the Larry Fuller Trio. He presents a musical program rarely experienced live today, consistently praised for his emotive, swinging style, monster technique, and program versatility. From bop, to stride, to swing, to blues, Fuller's performance at Bi... (read more)

Rich Hinman vs. Adam Levy - LunÀtico
September 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

LunÀtico is thrilled to host Rich Hinman vs. Adam Levy for a rare NYC appearance! NYC musicians, Dan Rieser and Chris Morrisey, join on drums and bass! NOT TO BE MISSED! Individually, the members of this instrumental quartet have played with Sara Bareilles, Norah Jones, Amos Lee, k.d. lang, Rosanne Cash, Jim Lauderdale, Allen Toussaint, and other venerable artists. As a collective unit, they play soul music without words, country music without hats, and blues music without regrets.

Mary Ann McSweeney - Burns Playground
September 13, 2019 - Bronx

For the final concert of Bronx Arts Ensemble’s parks season, Mary Ann McSweeney’s quintet jams in Burns Playground, highlighting the vocal talents of Syndee Winters, who plays Nala in The Lion King on Broadway. A mix of jazz, soul, and groovy pop, this program also features award-winning pianist Sarah Cion, extraordinarily versatile guitarist Jason Ennis, and world-class drummer Tony Jefferson.

Rick Germanson & Gerald Cannon - Mezzrow Jazz Club
September 13, 2019 - New York

Rick Germanson (Piano), Gerald Cannon (Bass) Pianist Rick Germanson is a dyed-in-the-wool hard bopper with a crystal touch and feel. Join him for an evening of jazz piano duets. With him is the veteran bassist Gerald Cannon.

Drummer Dan Aran - Mezzrow Jazz Club
September 13, 2019 - New York

Dan Aran (Drums) Join drummer Dan Aran for our after hours set.

John Fedchock NY Sextet - Smalls
September 13, 2019 - New York

John Fedchock NY Sextet

Corey Wallace Dubtet After-Hours - Smalls
September 13, 2019 - New York

Corey Wallace Dubtet After-Hours

Gene Ess - Williamsburg Music Center
September 13, 2019 - Brooklyn

The diverse background of award winning guitarist Gene Ess has had a profound effect on creating his unique style. Gene's musical background began with the study of classical piano with a focus on the works of Beethoven and Chopin. Though Gene is originally from Tokyo, Japan, he grew up on a United States Air Force Base on Okinawa. This experience led him to be exposed to a mix of cultural influences ranging from indigenous music of Okinawa to the pop and jazz music that flowed from the clubs that catered to American soldiers.

Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend

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Gerry Eastman & Friends: Jam session - Williamsburg Music Center
September 13, 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.

Jazz Diva Series: Karlea Lynne - Minton's Playhouse
September 13, 2019 - New York

She has the power one some of the greatest jazz vocalists of all time but also the grace and subtlety of a Sarah or an Ella. Not to be missed at this historic landmark of jazz.

The Birdland Big Band Birdland Jazz Club - Birdland Jazz Club
September 13, 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!"

The Larry Fuller Trio Presents: Overjoyed - Birdland Jazz Club
September 13, 2019 - New York

"He sprinkles stardust on whatever song he plays; you hold your breath in wonder." ~ THE NEW YORK TIMES, Stephen Holden Join Larry Fuller and his Trio to celebrate the release of Fuller's new album, "OVERJOYED". This instant chart-topper features a variety of swinging pieces - from Wes Montgomery to Stevie Wonder, George Gershwin to Oscar Peterson. And a few Larry Fuller originals! "Fuller's artistic certitude radiates warmth", exclaims All About Jazz.

The Larry Fuller Trio Presents: Overjoyed - Birdland Jazz Club
September 13, 2019 - New York

"He sprinkles stardust on whatever song he plays; you hold your breath in wonder." ~ THE NEW YORK TIMES, Stephen Holden Join Larry Fuller and his Trio to celebrate the release of Fuller's new album, "OVERJOYED". This instant chart-topper features a variety of swinging pieces - from Wes Montgomery to Stevie Wonder, George Gershwin to Oscar Peterson. And a few Larry Fuller originals! "Fuller's artistic certitude radiates warmth", exclaims All About Jazz.

The Mike Stern/Bill Evans Band With Tom Kennedy and Steve Smith - Birdland Jazz Club
September 13, 2019 - New York

To a generation of contemporary jazz guitar aficionados, Mike Stern is regarded as one of the true guitar greats of his generation. A player of remarkable facility whose searing lines are informed mainly by bebop and the blues while also carrying a rock-tinged intensity, Stern made his mark with Miles Davis in the early '80s before launching his solo career in 1985. Since then he has released 17 recordings as a leader, six of which were nominated for GRAMMY® Awards. His latest, Trip, is his first since recovering from a serious accident in the summer of 2016 that left him with two broken arms and nerve damage in his right hand that prevented him from even holding a pick. But Stern is back on top of his game, playing with typical authority and prodigious chops on this all-star outing, which features such longstanding colleagues as trumpeters Randy Brecker and Wallace Roney, saxophonists Bob Franceschini and Bill Evans (a bandmate of Mike's in Miles Davis' 'comeback band' of 1981), bassists Victor Wooten and Tom Kennedy and drummers Dave Weckl, Dennis Chambers and Lenny White.

The Mike Stern/Bill Evans Band With Tom Kennedy and Steve Smith - Birdland Jazz Club
September 13, 2019 - New York

To a generation of contemporary jazz guitar aficionados, Mike Stern is regarded as one of the true guitar greats of his generation. A player of remarkable facility whose searing lines are informed mainly by bebop and the blues while also carrying a rock-tinged intensity, Stern made his mark with Miles Davis in the early '80s before launching his solo career in 1985. Since then he has released 17 recordings as a leader, six of which were nominated for GRAMMY® Awards. His latest, Trip, is his first since recovering from a serious accident in the summer of 2016 that left him with two broken arms and nerve damage in his right hand that prevented him from even holding a pick. But Stern is back on top of his game, playing with typical authority and prodigious chops on this all-star outing, which features such longstanding colleagues as trumpeters Randy Brecker and Wallace Roney, saxophonists Bob Franceschini and Bill Evans (a bandmate of Mike's in Miles Davis' 'comeback band' of 1981), bassists Victor Wooten and Tom Kennedy and drummers Dave Weckl, Dennis Chambers and Lenny White.

Groover Trio - Fat Cat
September 13, 2019 - New York

Groover Trio

Jason Marshall Band - Fat Cat
September 13, 2019 - New York

Jason Marshall Band

Marius Duboule - Tomi Jazz
September 13, 2019 - New York

Marius Duboule

Mary Courtney - An Beal Bocht Café
September 13, 2019 - Bronx

Mary Courtney grew up in a musical family in the parish of Castlegregory, near the sea in County Kerry, a likely beginning for this remarkable singer and guitarist. Whether accompanying herself, or holding the rhythm line with her trad band, Morning Star, she is a consummate musician. Her music is an engaging collaboration of traditional Irish music and a progressive social conscience born of a political education in the United States. Her bodhrán (Irish hand-held drum) playing offers another dimension to her exceptional performance. Courtney has used her music to spread Irish culture and to educate her audience about the struggles of the Irish people. From rock 'n' roll to the ethereal strains of some ancient Celtic bard, Mary can sing anything, and sing it unforgettably.

Big Frank and the Healers - An Beal Bocht Café
September 13, 2019 - Bronx

Big Frank and The Healers return to An Beal Bocht Cafe in the Bronx, a unique Irish Cafe and Performance space, with spectacular food and the friendliest staff and crowd around. Last trip here was a blast, don't miss it!

The South African Songbook - Dizzy's Club
September 13, 2019 - New York

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis kicks off Opening Weekend in Rose Theater with a musical celebration of South African democracy, 25 years after apartheid's end. Top South African musicians will join the orchestra to perform essential South African music, with each song chosen by a guest performer and newly arranged for the show by the JLCO.

Lovett or Leave It - Radio City Music Hall
September 13, 2019 - New York

LOVETT OR LEAVE IT, one of the most popular political comedy shows in the country, is coming to Radio City Music Hall on Friday, September 13! A presidential speechwriter, comedy writer, and co-host of Pod Save America, Jon Lovett brings a unique combination of humor and analysis to help us understand and laugh at the news instead of hiding from society until climate change or a Democrat wins. There are games! Rants! Musical performances! Substantive discussion! Odd tangents on local fast food options! All of your favorite subjects. Come say hi.

Joe Farnsworth Trio - Smoke jazz and supper club
September 13, 2019 - New York

Joe Farnsworth Trio Featuring Elew Eric Lewis (Piano) Gerald Cannon (Bass) Joe Farnsworth (Drums).

Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend

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Lezlie Harrison - Smoke jazz and supper club
September 13, 2019 - New York

Lezlie draws upon the deepest foundations of her musical orientation: The soul music that surrounded her during formative years in Harlem, the gospel music she sang as a child in her grandfather's Methodist church in North Carolina.

Ward Hayden & The Outliers - Sportsmen's Tavern
September 13, 2019 - Buffalo

Hey kids, sometimes things change. Girls, Guns & Glory have changed their name to Ward Hayden & The Olutliers. Don't worry, same band & great music you love, just a new name

Kirk Knuffke, Fred Lonberg-Holm and Michael Bisio - 244 Rehearsal Studios
September 14, 2019 - New York

Requiem for a New York Slice is a new recording released by Iluso Records. The project is very personal to me. It was dedicated to Michael Panico, my best friend who passed away last October. The band members Michael Bisio and Kirk Knuffke were close friends of Mike's. When I heard about this record, I knew I had to present a performance of this beatiful music. Somehow, a requiem for Mike seems fitting. Join us for this special evening of music and memory.

Nick Dunston's 'Atlantic Extraction' - The Jazz Gallery
September 14, 2019 - New York

Louna Dekker-Vargas – flute, alto flute, piccolo Ledah Finck – violin, viola Tal Yahalom –guitar Nick Dunston – bass, compositions Stephen Boegehold – drums An "indispensable player on the New York avant-garde" (New York Times), bassist Nick Dunston brings his quintet 'Atlantic Extraction' to The Jazz Gallery, performing entirely new original works.

Nick Dunston's 'Atlantic Extraction' - The Jazz Gallery
September 14, 2019 - New York

Louna Dekker-Vargas – flute, alto flute, piccolo Ledah Finck – violin, viola Tal Yahalom –guitar Nick Dunston – bass, compositions Stephen Boegehold – drums An "indispensable player on the New York avant-garde" (New York Times), bassist Nick Dunston brings his quintet 'Atlantic Extraction' to The Jazz Gallery, performing entirely new original works.

Meyer and Mcguire - Rio Tomatlan
September 14, 2019 - Canandaigua

MEYER AND MCGUIRE

Pepito Gomez Sextet Buena Vista Social Club Tribute 2 - Drom
September 14, 2019 - New York

A tribute to Buena Vista Social Club with Latin dinner! Cuban master vocalist Jose "Pepito" Gomez returns with his sextet for one night only at DROM Back by popular demand! We are excited to present Jose "Pepito" Gomez at Drom. Get up and dance or just relax and listen to gorgeous traditional Cuban music by Pepito Gomez, called one of Cuba's best singers of all time by Omara Portuondo of the Buena Vista Social Club. His sextet will perform a true homage to this beautiful style of music! Called "another order of performer" by The New York Times, "Pepito" Gómez has taken the world by storm. His soulful tenor voice, both beautiful and strong, has a unique timbre rarely found. His authentic Cuban sound has caught the attention of fans, critics and fellow musicians.

Pepito Gomez Buena Vista Tribute First Set - DROM
September 14, 2019 - New York

A tribute to Buena Vista Social Club with Latin dinner! Cuban master vocalist Jose "Pepito" Gomez returns with his sextet for one night only at DROM Back by popular demand! We are excited to present Jose "Pepito" Gomez at Drom. Get up and dance or just relax and listen to gorgeous traditional Cuban music by Pepito Gomez, called one of Cuba's best singers of all time by Omara Portuondo of the Buena Vista Social Club. His sextet will perform a true homage to this beautiful style of music! Called "another order of performer" by The New York Times, "Pepito" Gómez has taken the world by storm. His soulful tenor voice, both beautiful and strong, has a unique timbre rarely found. His authentic Cuban sound has caught the attention of fans, critics and fellow musicians.

Rick Germanson & Gerald Cannon - Mezzrow Jazz Club
September 14, 2019 - New York

Rick Germanson (Piano), Gerald Cannon (Bass) Pianist Rick Germanson is a dyed-in-the-wool hard bopper with a crystal touch and feel. Join him for an evening of jazz piano duets. With him is the veteran bassist Gerald Cannon.

John Fedchock NY Sextet - Smalls
September 14, 2019 - New York

John Fedchock NY Sextet

Eric Wyatt Trio After-Hours - Smalls
September 14, 2019 - New York

Eric Wyatt Trio After-Hours

Marvin Thompson - Williamsburg Music Center
September 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

What happens when influences of soul, jazz and life intersect? People pat their feet, snap their fingers and enjoy the vibe. Come experience the music of Marvin Thompson Jr. and his band live at Williamsburg Music Center. Marvin Thompson Jr. Bio Keyboardist, recording artist, songwriter and producer Marvin Thompson Jr. has been creating music for many years. Growing up in Detroit, Michigan he got his start playing piano for his church choir. Writing music for numerous musicals and short films, Marvin has also released several instrumental projects, including his release, In Focus on the December Sky music label, which features jazz-infused instrumental music. He has served as Musical Director for several stage-plays, including Torn Between Two Loves, and the Plowshares Theatre production of Soulfest and Spunk.

Jc Hopkins and His Biggish Band - Minton's Playhouse
September 14, 2019 - New York

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."

No Quarter - A Tribute To Led Zeppelin - Anthology
September 14, 2019 - Rochester

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Eric Comstock with Sean Smith (Bass) & special guest Barbara Fasano (Voice) - Birdland Jazz Club
September 14, 2019 - New York

ERIC COMSTOCK & SEAN SMITH with 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 Yorker Hailed 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.

Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend

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No Quarter - A Tribute To Led Zeppelin - Anthologyny
September 14, 2019 - Rochester

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The Larry Fuller Trio Presents: Overjoyed - Birdland Jazz Club
September 14, 2019 - New York

"He sprinkles stardust on whatever song he plays; you hold your breath in wonder." ~ THE NEW YORK TIMES, Stephen Holden Join Larry Fuller and his Trio to celebrate the release of Fuller's new album, "OVERJOYED". This instant chart-topper features a variety of swinging pieces - from Wes Montgomery to Stevie Wonder, George Gershwin to Oscar Peterson. And a few Larry Fuller originals! "Fuller's artistic certitude radiates warmth", exclaims All About Jazz. Larry Fuller is an internationally acclaimed pianist, band leader and clinician known to "swing like a beast!". Early in his career, Fuller's undeniable talent earned him the position of musical director and pianist for vocalist Ernestine Anderson, pianist for drummer Jeff Hamilton's Trio, and final pianist in legendary bassist Ray Brown's Trio.

The Larry Fuller Trio Presents: Overjoyed - Birdland Jazz Club
September 14, 2019 - New York

"He sprinkles stardust on whatever song he plays; you hold your breath in wonder." ~ THE NEW YORK TIMES, Stephen Holden Join Larry Fuller and his Trio to celebrate the release of Fuller's new album, "OVERJOYED". This instant chart-topper features a variety of swinging pieces - from Wes Montgomery to Stevie Wonder, George Gershwin to Oscar Peterson. And a few Larry Fuller originals! "Fuller's artistic certitude radiates warmth", exclaims All About Jazz. Larry Fuller is an internationally acclaimed pianist, band leader and clinician known to "swing like a beast!". Early in his career, Fuller's undeniable talent earned him the position of musical director and pianist for vocalist Ernestine Anderson, pianist for drummer Jeff Hamilton's Trio, and final pianist in legendary bassist Ray Brown's Trio.

The Mike Stern/Bill Evans Band With Tom Kennedy and Steve Smith - Birdland Jazz Club
September 14, 2019 - New York

To a generation of contemporary jazz guitar aficionados, Mike Stern is regarded as one of the true guitar greats of his generation. A player of remarkable facility whose searing lines are informed mainly by bebop and the blues while also carrying a rock-tinged intensity, Stern made his mark with Miles Davis in the early '80s before launching his solo career in 1985. Since then he has released 17 recordings as a leader, six of which were nominated for GRAMMY® Awards. His latest, Trip, is his first since recovering from a serious accident in the summer of 2016 that left him with two broken arms and nerve damage in his right hand that prevented him from even holding a pick. But Stern is back on top of his game, playing with typical authority and prodigious chops on this all-star outing, which features such longstanding colleagues as trumpeters Randy Brecker and Wallace Roney, saxophonists Bob Franceschini and Bill Evans (a bandmate of Mike's in Miles Davis' 'comeback band' of 1981), bassists Victor Wooten and Tom Kennedy and drummers Dave Weckl, Dennis Chambers and Lenny White.

Steve Blum Trio - Fat Cat
September 14, 2019 - New York

Steve Blum Trio

The Mike Stern/Bill Evans Band With Tom Kennedy and Steve Smith - Birdland Jazz Club
September 14, 2019 - New York

To a generation of contemporary jazz guitar aficionados, Mike Stern is regarded as one of the true guitar greats of his generation. A player of remarkable facility whose searing lines are informed mainly by bebop and the blues while also carrying a rock-tinged intensity, Stern made his mark with Miles Davis in the early '80s before launching his solo career in 1985. Since then he has released 17 recordings as a leader, six of which were nominated for GRAMMY® Awards. His latest, Trip, is his first since recovering from a serious accident in the summer of 2016 that left him with two broken arms and nerve damage in his right hand that prevented him from even holding a pick. But Stern is back on top of his game, playing with typical authority and prodigious chops on this all-star outing, which features such longstanding colleagues as trumpeters Randy Brecker and Wallace Roney, saxophonists Bob Franceschini and Bill Evans (a bandmate of Mike's in Miles Davis' 'comeback band' of 1981), bassists Victor Wooten and Tom Kennedy and drummers Dave Weckl, Dennis Chambers and Lenny White.

Greg Diamond and Amalgama - Fat Cat
September 14, 2019 - New York

Greg Diamond and Amalgama

Rocco John Trio - Tomi Jazz
September 14, 2019 - New York

Rocco John Trio

Daniel Bennett Group - Tomi Jazz
September 14, 2019 - New York

Daniel Bennett Group

Paul Lee Trio - Tomi Jazz
September 14, 2019 - New York

Paul Lee Trio

Jaeger & Reid - The Peoples' Voice Cafe
September 14, 2019 - New Yor

Judi Jaeger (JAY-gur) and Bob Reid provide their audiences an opportunity to listen, feel and think. Their rich harmonies and instrumental interplay support their original and collected songs, which reflect some of the challenges we all face as we navigate this experience of being human at this time. They have been traveling the country sharing their unique sound and have met enthusiastic audiences of all ages.

Lizzie Hershon & The Living Room Singers - The Peoples' Voice Cafe
September 14, 2019 - New Yor

Lizzie Hershon and the Living Room Singers are thrilled to return to the Peoples' Voice Cafe, and they are particularly honored to perform on opening night of the 2019-2020 season. The group brings together the unique voices of Alison Kelley, Katie Browning, Chris Seymour, Frank Woerner, and Elizabeth Hershon. Members have performed in various other groups, including the Johnson Girls, The X Seamen's Institute, and Twa Corbies. As always, they will present a program of traditional and contemporary songs drawn from a rich variety of sources.

'Rough Puff' Pastry - The Perfect Pear
September 14, 2019 - Chester

If you're a fan of The Great British Baking Show, you've no doubt heard of "rough puff," the quick(er) way to make delicious puff pastry. Chef Laura will demo how to make this feuilletage rapideand then three different preparations: Cheesy Straws, a Tomato and Goat Cheese Napoleon and Palmiers. Served with wine. This class is limited to six participants.

The South African Songbook - Dizzy's Club
September 14, 2019 - New York

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis kicks off Opening Weekend in Rose Theater with a musical celebration of South African democracy, 25 years after apartheid's end. Top South African musicians will join the orchestra to perform essential South African music, with each song chosen by a guest performer and newly arranged for the show by the JLCO.

Dane Cook: Tell It like It Is - Radio City Music Hall
September 14, 2019 - New York

Dane Cook: Tell It Like It Is at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday, September 14.

Crash Test Dummies - Center for the Arts of Homer
September 14, 2019 - Homer

 

Steven Chera - JAZZ - Triad Theatre
September 14, 2019 - New York

Steven Chera -

Joe Farnsworth Trio - Smoke jazz and supper club
September 14, 2019 - New York

Eric Lewis (piano) Gerald Cannon (bass) Joe Farnsworth (drums).

The Midnight Show With Johnny O'Neal - Smoke jazz and supper club
September 14, 2019 - New York

This Fine Pianist and Singer Is a Throwback to the Long-Gone Days When Performers Had to Know Any Song That Was Thrown at Them, and Then Toss It off With Authority. He Has Built a Coterie of Devoted Listeners Entranced by His Old-School Erudition. O'Neal Celebrates the Release of His Album "in the Moment.

Crescent City Maulers - SWING 46
September 14, 2019 - New York

CRESCENT CITY MAULERS from New Jersey

Blues and Jazz in New York City This Weekend

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Steven Chera - Jazz - The Triad Theatre
September 14, 2019 - New York

Steven Chera - JAZZ

Let's Face the Music: An Evening of Jazz Standards with Michael Anne - Club Bonafide
September 14, 2019 - New York

Michael Anne returns for her second show at Club Bonafide! Being an actress as well as a jazz singer, she makes theater an integral part of her shows. Please join us for a night filled with the beloved jazz standards that icons like Frank and Ella made famous and make sure to stay for the quick wit and energy that Michael Anne breathes into every song. Travel to Far Bombay as she performs "Come Fly With Me" and retreat to a dimly lit kitchen as she croons "Black Coffee." This evening of classic jazz and theater will feature the talented Dario Boente and Dan Aquisto on piano and drums.

LOW - Murmrr Theatre
September 14, 2019 - Brooklyn

American indie rock group from Duluth, Minnesota. Formed in 1994. Members: Alan Sparhawk (vocals, guitar, piano), Mimi Parker (vocals, drums), Steve Garrington (bass, 2008-), Zak Sally (bass, 1994-2005), John Nichols (bass, 1994), Matt Livingston (bass, 2005-2008).

Jaeger & Reid - The Peoples' Voice Cafe
September 14, 2019 - New York

Judi Jaeger (JAY-gur) and Bob Reid provide their audiences an opportunity to listen, feel and think. Their rich harmonies and instrumental interplay support their original and collected songs, which reflect some of the challenges we all face as we navigate this experience of being human at this time. They have been traveling the country sharing their unique sound and have met enthusiastic audiences of all ages.

Psycho in Concert - David Geffen Hall
Through September 14, 2019 - New York

Feel the suspense as the New York Philharmonic plays Bernard Herrmann's spine-tingling score to Hitchcock's classic thriller.

The Swingaroos 'Music of the Night' Album Release - Birdland Jazz Club
September 15, 2019 - New York

Join us for the Swingaroos at the Birdland Theater! Catch them for their Album Release on Sept. 15th at 5:30pm "...One of the most entertaining shows you will see." - BroadwayWorld.com NYC's swing sextet celebrates the release of their sophomore album, "Music of the Night". With 1940's-style arrangements and a splash of technicolor, The Swingaroos lend a spirited voice to the most-cherished songs and personalities of the Broadway stage. From the opening curtain to the "eleven o'clock" number, Music of the Night overflows with hits by the Gershwins, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, Kander & Ebb & more. Featuring "sizzling", award-winning vocals by Kim Hawkey and Broadway-worthy arrangements from Assaf Gleizner, this group is "awesome in every way" (Talkin' Broadway).

'Carried Away: Jeff Harnar Sings Comden & Green' - Birdland Jazz Club
September 15, 2019 - New York

Jeff Harnar makes his Birdland Theater debut with "Carried Away: Jeff Harnar Sings Comden & Green." "Carried Away: Jeff Harnar Sings Comden & Green" Birdland Theater Sunday, September 15 at 7pm Award-winning vocalist Jeff Harnar makes his Birdland Theater debut with a Special 30th Anniversary Encore of his critically-acclaimed "Carried Away: Jeff Harnar Sings Comden & Green." The Bistro Award-winning show is a celebration of the lyrics of Betty Comden and Adolph Green, whose Broadway musicals include On The Town, Wonderful Town, Bells Are Ringing, Peter Pan, On The Twentieth Century, Will Rogers Follies and Hollywood screenplays including "Singing in the Rain" and "The Band Wagon." The show includes melodies by Comden & Green's significant collaborators, including Jule Styne, Leonard Bernstein and Cy Coleman, featuring standards and surprises including "Just in Time," "Make Someone Happy," "Never Land," "New York, New York," "Lonely Town" and "I Can Cook Too." In 1989, Comden and Green gave Harnar special permission to use their lyrics for what would become his first major New York engagement. The show opened at Eighty Eights for 10 consecutive Saturday nights and then moved... (read more)

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - Birdland Jazz Club
September 15, 2019 - New York

oin us on Sundays at 8:30 and 11pm for the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra! Get in a great mood for the week ahead! 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. The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra is the resident large format ensemble of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) founded by Arturo O'Farrill in 2007 and dedicated to preserving the music and heritage of big band Latin jazz, supporting its performance for new audiences, and educating young people in the understanding and performance of this important cultural treasure. For more information about the orchestra and other ALJA initiatives, please visit us at www.afrolatinjazz.org

Jessica Pavone / Catherine Sikora / Cat Toren & Ochion Jewell - El Bario Artspace
September 15, 2019 - New York

The “House of Improve” is proud to have the opportunity to present tonight’s performers as part of our first collaboration with Jazz Habitat. Tonight’s first two sets are solo performances by two artists who have produced fantastic recordings for Relative Pitch. Catherine Sikora is a Saxophonist who was born and raised in West Cork, Ireland. She has played with Eric Mingus, Enrique Haneine, Brian Chase, Han-earl Park, Stanley Zappa, Christopher Culpo and Ross Hammond, as well as actively pursuing solo performance In the past few years Sikora has toured in Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia. She was a featured soloist in Eric Mingus' radical reimagining of Tommy by the Who (Adelaide Festival 2015), and was artist in residence at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris for the fall of 2014, working on a project inspired by stories from her female ancestors. Catherine's first solo album 'Jersey' was released on Relative Pitch Records in July 2016. Jessica Pavone is a multi-string instrumentalist and composer residing in Queens, NY. While her earliest training was primarily in classical music, after graduating from conservatory, she began exploring other avenu... (read more)

Gospel Brunch W/Greg 'Organ Monk' Lewis - LunÀtico
September 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

Greg Lewis ~ Hammond Organ Warren Grant ~ Drums Singer TBA

Yaala Ballin, Pasquale Grasso, Ari Roland & Keith Balla - Mezzrow Jazz Club
September 15, 2019 - New York

Yaala Ballin (Vocalist), Pasquale Grasso (Guitar), Ari Roland (Bass), Keith Balla (Drums) Sultry vocalist Yaala Balin makes her return to Mezzrow with her quartet featuring Pasquale Grasso on guitar, Ari Roland on bass & Keith Balla on drums.

Ray Gallon Quartet - Smalls
September 15, 2019 - New York

Ray Gallon Quartet

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Nick Hempton Quintet - Smalls
September 15, 2019 - New York

Nick Hempton Quintet

The Piano Speaks Series Sundays at Minton's Playhouse - Minton's Playhouse
September 15, 2019 - New York

On the stage of the legendary Minton's Playhouse, the place where bebop was born- Two of the greatest and finest jazz pianists in NYC go at it. The amazing Theo Hill hosts every Sunday in September and plays with the ultra dynamic masters of the instrument: Marc Cary, Victor Gould, David Bryant, Bertha Hope and Anthony Wonsey.

Rojobarcelo - The Bowery Electric
September 15, 2019 - New York

ROJOBARCELO is an Argentinian songwriter. Her songs combine different styles of musical influences such as Soul, R & B, Indie folk, Pop and Rock. Her music contains powerful grooves and mesmerizing melodies, she fills the atmosphere with her guitar, synths and live loops, giving a unique sound with ROJOBARCELO' S dynamic voice. She has spent the last 15 years performing in the most renowned venues and clubs of Buenos Aires and the rest of the country. At the beginning of this year, she did an Argentinian tour performing with a great jazz and soul musician from the UK, Robin Banerjee, who was Amy Winehouse, a guitarist. This great tour ended with the recording of a video of one of her singles, which is about to be released on this August.

The Swingaroos 'Music of the Night' Album Release - Birdland Jazz Club
September 15, 2019 - New York

"...One of the most entertaining shows you will see." - BroadwayWorld.com NYC's swing sextet celebrates the release of their sophomore album, "Music of the Night". With 1940's-style arrangements and a splash of technicolor, The Swingaroos lend a spirited voice to the most-cherished songs and personalities of the Broadway stage. From the opening curtain to the "eleven o'clock" number, Music of the Night overflows with hits by the Gershwins, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, Kander & Ebb & more. Featuring "sizzling", award-winning vocals by Kim Hawkey and Broadway-worthy arrangements from Assaf Gleizner, this group is "awesome in every way" (Talkin' Broadway).

'Carried Away: Jeff Harnar Sings Comden & Green' - Birdland Jazz Club
September 15, 2019 - New York

"Carried Away: Jeff Harnar Sings Comden & Green" Birdland Theater Sunday, September 15 at 7 pm Award-winning vocalist Jeff Harnar makes his Birdland Theater debut with a Special 30th Anniversary Encore of his critically-acclaimed "Carried Away: Jeff Harnar Sings Comden & Green." The Bistro Award-winning show is a celebration of the lyrics of Betty Comden and Adolph Green, whose Broadway musicals include On The Town, Wonderful Town, Bells Are Ringing, Peter Pan, On The Twentieth Century, Will Rogers Follies and Hollywood screenplays including "Singing in the Rain" and "The Band Wagon."

Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band - Fat Cat
September 15, 2019 - New York

Terry Waldo's Gotham City Band

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - Birdland Jazz Club
September 15, 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. The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra is the resident large format ensemble of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) founded by Arturo O'Farrill in 2007 and dedicated to preserving the music and heritage of big band Latin Jazz, supporting its performance for new audiences, and educating young people in the understanding and performance of this important cultural treasure.

Jordan Pettay Group - Fat Cat
September 15, 2019 - New York

Jordan Pettay Group

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - Birdland Jazz Club
September 15, 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. The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra is the resident large format ensemble of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) founded by Arturo O'Farrill in 2007 and dedicated to preserving the music and heritage of big band Latin Jazz, supporting its performance for new audiences, and educating young people in the understanding and performance of this important cultural treasure.

Burlesk! at Birdland Hosted by Murray Hill - Birdland Jazz Club
September 15, 2019 - New York

Half a block from Broadway, BURLESK! at BIRDLAND marks the return of classic burlesque to its midtown Manhattan, Times Square roots. Nestled in the legendary jazz club's new theater, this funny, sexy gem of a show unveils a luscious line-up of sparkling strip-teasers, each a singular, sensual delight. Overseeing the frolics is comedy legend "Mr. Showbiz" himself, MURRAY HILL. Heralded by the New York Times as the "ultimate, consummate nightclub performer," he's been Burly-Q diva Dita Von Teese's chosen host for ten years running, and has headlined on stages the world over.

Sunhyun Yoo Trio - Tomi Jazz
September 15, 2019 - New York

Sunhyun Yoo Trio

Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio - Tomi Jazz
September 15, 2019 - New York

Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio

Raveena - Music Hall of Williamsburg
September 15, 2019 - Brooklyn

16 & Over Raveena

Free Funk Sunday W/ Far Trio - Funk 'n Waffles
September 15, 2019 - Syracuse

Ages 18 and Up Eamon, Drew and Ethan as a musical team have performed around NYC and Buffalo for past 5 years. They have been concentrating on writing music together, augmenting each others individual compositions and coming up with unique arrangements of songs and pieces by their favorite song writers and composers and bringing that music on tours across NYS and the East coast. They have performed concerts at The Northwest Jazz festival, Carnegie Jazz Festival and Pausa Art House Shakti Lounge, Hotel Henry, So Far NYC etc... and countless other venues and halls together

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Cloudchord, Moontricks - Mercury Lounge
September 15, 2019 - New York

Cloudchord specializes in augmenting musical possibility. Derek VanScoten is the producer, guitarist, and Emmy-winning musician behind Cloudchord. In 2018 Cloudchord released "Koi Pond," a 12 song collaboration with Soul Food Horns via Chillhop music. 2018 also brought singles on the Chillhop Essentials Spring and Summer Essentials, as well as the Diamonds ep with Oatmello (and Holiday tape via bandccamp/SC). 2019 has so far brought the 4 song "Refresh" ep and single "Alegria." Past: 2017 saw official remixes for Big Gigantic, Autograf and Sunsquabi alongside a single with Dreamers delight and "Imprint," Cloudchord's debut album via Gravitas Recordinngs.

Singer Songwriter Sessions feat. Dave Cantor & Fausto Bozza - An Beal Bocht Café
September 15, 2019 - Bronx

Singer-Songwriter Sessions feat. Dave Cantor & Fausto Bozza

Irish Trad Session feat. John Redmond, Sean Tierney & Sean McPhail - An Beal Bocht Café
September 15, 2019 - Bronx

Irish Trad Session feat. John Redmond, Sean Tierney & Sean McPhail

Joe Farnsworth Trio - Smoke jazz and supper club
September 15, 2019 - New York

Drummer Joe Farnsworth leads an exciting trio with the bassist Gerald Cannon and the innovative ELEW on piano and keyboards. Farnsworth has been heard frequently in groups led by George Coleman, Pharoah Sanders, Benny Golson, Cedar Walton, McCoy Tyner, Wynton Marsalis, and many others. The New York Times states, "Joe Farnsworth is a briskly swinging drummer, especially persuasive with the dialect of hard-bop.

Roxy Coss Quartet - Smoke jazz and supper club
September 15, 2019 - New York

Saxophonist Roxy Coss is one of the most unique and innovative voices of her generation. Cashbox says that Coss is "Easily the next modern jazz star for Generation Now." She was named a "Rising Star" on soprano saxophone in the 2014 Downbeat Critics' Poll and is well known for her work in the Jeremy Pelt Group.

Vanessa Trouble and Red Hot Swing - SWING 46
September 15, 2019 - New York

Vanessa Trouble and Red Hot Swing

Dave Chamberlain's Band of Bones Featuring Mercedes Ellington and Antoinette Montague - Club Bonafide
September 15, 2019 - New York

Every fourth blue moon somebody creates a sound that demands attention. Such is the case with Dave Chamberlain's BAND of BONES. With eight trombones and a sensational rhythm section, Band of Bones is both percussive, rhythmic, and just plain fun!" WABC Radio. Band of Bones returns to Club Bonafide playing a mix of Latin-Jazz, blues, swing, and FUN!

Billy Cobham 75th Birthday Celebration - Blue Note
Through September 15, 2019 - New York

Billy Cobham 75th Birthday Celebration FEATURING: Billy Cobham - Drums Scott Tibbs – Keyboards Fareed Haque – Guitar Tim Landers – Bass Paul Hanson - Bassoon/Saxophones Marshal Gilks - Trombone Special Guest Randy Brecker - Trumpet Billy Cobham came to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s with trumpeter Miles Davis and then with the Mahavishnu orchestra. According to Allmusic's reviewer, Cobham is "generally acclaimed as fusion's greatest drummer". He was inducted into the modern drummer hall of fame in 1987 and the classic drummer hall of fame in 2013.

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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