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Thursday, January 27

Ed Cherry Trio

Ed Cherry Trio

Thursday, January 27
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Ed Cherry Trio

Ed Cherry Trio

Thursday, January 27, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Ed Cherry - Guitar
Kyle Koehler - Organ
Anwar Marshall - Drums

Ed Cherry is an American jazz guitarist and studio musician. Cherry is perhaps best known for his long association with trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, with whom he performed from 1978 until shortly before Gillespie's death in 1993. Since that time, he has worked with Paquito Rivera, Jon Faddis, John Patton, Hamiet Bluiett, Henry Threadgill, and Paula West. He has recorded a number of albums as a leader, his most recent “Soul Tree” and “It’s All Good” for Posi-tone Records.

Django Allstars

Django Allstars

Thursday, January 27
10:00PM - 12:30AM

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Django Allstars

Django Allstars

Thursday, January 27, 10:00PM - 12:30AM

Personnel:
Bruce Harris - Trumpet
Ken Fowser - Saxophone
Mark Whitfield - Guitar
Anthony Wonsey - Piano
Alexander Claffy - Bass
Joe Farnsworth - Drums

The Django Allstars is a collective unit comprised of some of the best musicians in NYC. All of them have led multiple gigs at the Django, and have performed throughout the world. This super group represents straight ahead and modern Jazz at it's finest.

Friday, January 28

Ken Fowser Quintet

Ken Fowser Quintet

Friday, January 28
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Ken Fowser Quintet

Ken Fowser Quintet

Friday, January 28, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Ken Fowser - Saxophone
Jeremy Pelt - Trumpet
Rick Germanson - Piano
TBA - Bass
Chris Beck - Drums

Since his arrival on the New York scene in 2005, Ken Fowser has continued to steer traditional harmony in uncharted directions. His lyrical approach to line construction and depth of harmonic sensibility allows him to record and play all over the world. A prolific composer, Fowser has celebrated four cooperative releases on Posi-tone Records, co-led with vibraphone virtuoso, Behn Gillece. His debut release as a leader, Standing Tall earned him the number-one spot on Jazz Week Radio Chart seven weeks in a row. Fowser enjoyed both downtown and uptown residencies at iconic New York venues, hosting the session at Smalls Jazz Club every Tuesday for four years, and playing the late set at Smoke Jazz and Supper Club every Friday for two years. He currently is the Music Curator for the Roxy Hotel New York, and performs every Friday at the Django with special guests each week.

Hudson Horns

Hudson Horns

Friday, January 28
10:00PM - 1:30AM

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Hudson Horns

Hudson Horns

Friday, January 28, 10:00PM - 1:30AM

Personnel:
Michael Stephenson - Vocals/Saxophone
Tavonna Miller - Vocals
Jovan Johnson - Trombone/Vocals
Jake kenowitz - Trumpet
Peter Nelson - Sousaphone
Finnegan Singer - Guitar
Itay Morchi - Drums

Hudson Horns, LLC was born from the famous underground Daybreaker parties 5 years ago and has grown into one of the most sought after brass bands in NYC. Professional trained, fused with their love of music, the HH band members excel in sound, creativity and performance. Hudson Horns is comprised of professionally trained musicians from renowned programs such as The New School, University of Michigan, Julliard, Harvard, The University of The Arts, and Manhattan School of Music. Hudson Horns artists have collaborated with the music industries leading performers such as Rihanna, Solange, Ricky Martin, Joe Jonas, Shawn Mendes, Macklemore, Busta Rhymes, Dave Chapelle, The Legendary Johnny O'neal, Roy Hargrove, and The Skatelites.

Saturday, January 29

Mike Ledonne feat. Vincent Herring

Mike Ledonne feat. Vincent Herring

Saturday, January 29
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Mike Ledonne feat. Vincent Herring

Mike Ledonne feat. Vincent Herring

Saturday, January 29, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Mike LeDonne - Piano
Vincent Herring - Saxophone
David Williams - Bass
Evan Sherman - Drums

Mike LeDonne is a world-renowned jazz pianist and Hammond organist. Oscar Peterson named him as one of his favorite pianists of this era. Since moving to New York City in 1978 he has worked with a wide spectrum of Jazz greats from Benny Goodman to Sonny Rollins, Bobby Hutcherson and many others. He spent 11 years as pianist and musical director for vibes legend Milt Jackson, and has been working with Benny Golson since 1997. He was nominated for “Best Keyboards” 2012 by the Jazz Journalists Association and won the Downbeat Critic’s Poll as “Rising Star” on organ that same year. Mike’s on over 150 recordings and has 22 out under his own name. He co-authored a piano comping book as part of Jim Snidero’s Jazz Conception series on Advance Music and spent 4 years at Juilliard and is presently on the faculty at William Patterson University.

Lezlie Harrison

Lezlie Harrison

Saturday, January 29
10:00PM - 1:30AM

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Lezlie Harrison

Lezlie Harrison

Saturday, January 29, 10:00PM - 1:30AM

Personnel:
Lezlie Harrison - Vocals
TBA - Guitar
TBA - Organ
TBA - Drums

Lezlie Harrison is her own personal renaissance. Her constant state of evolution and growth brings with it, gifts for 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 with her distinctive stamp and make a very personal delivery. On the planet's premier Jazz radio station; WBGO, her voice as a regular curator and presenter reveal the love and pride with which she regards America's classical music. Hyper-active on the New York and global Jazz scenes, Lezlie is also, along with the late Dale Fitzgerald and trumpeter Roy Hargrove, a member of the triumvirate responsible for launching New York's world-renowned JAZZ GALLERY. On occasion Lezlie lends her regal presence to the stage as an actress, bringing to those endeavors, the same sense of organic elegance that she brought to the runways and photo studios of Paris some years ago. By way of her childhood in New York and North Carolina or her maturation in New York, Boston or on stages throughout Asia, Russia, Europe, and elsewhere, Ms. Lezlie Harrison shows aesthetic evidence that she is a recipient of the lessons of dignity, integrity, and grace bestowed upon her by her elders and fine-tuned by her own history.

Monday, January 31

Mingus Dynasty

Mingus Dynasty

Monday, January 31
7:30PM & 9:30PM

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Mingus Dynasty

Mingus Dynasty

Monday, January 31, 7:30PM & 9:30PM

The nimble and expert 7-piece Mingus Dynasty was the first band Sue Mingus organized after Charles Mingus’ death in 1979, collaborating with his own sidemen to honor the life and work of the bassist and composer. Although big bands like the Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey bands had continued to perform after their leader passed on, a similar legacy never existed for smaller ensembles. Because Mingus always said he was first and foremost a composer, and because he left behind over 300 compositions that deserved to be played, a band carrying on his music became a natural, if unanticipated, mission. The first Dynasty bands were expected to include only musicians who had actually performed with Mingus -- except for the bass player of course. Today, four decades later, the rich legacy of Mingus music ignites the bandstand while new generations of musicians add their individual voices and continue to celebrate and explore this rich and varied musical legacy.

Tuesday, February 01

Peter Brainin and Talking Drum

Peter Brainin and Talking Drum

Tuesday, February 01
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Peter Brainin and Talking Drum

Peter Brainin and Talking Drum

Tuesday, February 01, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Peter Brainin - Saxophones, Flute, Percussion
Luis Perdomo - Piano
Boris Kozlov - Bass
Vince Cherico - Drums, Cymbals, Bells
Robert Quintero - Congas, Percussion

Peter Brainin & Talking Drum Is an Afro-Caribbean Jazz quintet comprised of 5 of New York City’s most creative, in-demand and musically bi-lingual artists. The repertoire showcases high-energy originals by leader/saxophonist/composer Peter as well as by the group’s innovative pianist Luis Perdomo, and inspired arrangements of songs by composers as diverse as Wayne Shorter, Kurt Weill, John Lennon and Thelonious Monk. This group has been playing together for more than 15 years and is much inspired and informed by the music of Jerry and Andy Gonzalez (whom all of the members of Talking Drum have worked with at various times) and the Fort Apache Band. Some other prominent artists that the band members have worked with collectively and often together include Ray Barretto, Chico O’Farrill, Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Samuel Torres, Marlon Simon & Nagual Spirits, Barry Altschul, Marty Sheller, Bobby Sanabria, John DiMartino and many others. The band’s 1st cd “Book of Firsts” is due for release April 2022 on Cellar Live.

Los Hacheros

Los Hacheros

Tuesday, February 01
10:00PM - 12:30AM

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Los Hacheros

Los Hacheros

Tuesday, February 01, 10:00PM - 12:30AM

Personnel:
Jeremy Bosch - Vocals
Itai Kriss - Flute
Jacob Plasse - Tres
William Ash - Bass
Camillo Molina - Conga
Carlitos Padron - Bongo

Brooklyn’s Los Hacheros are modern day torchbearers of the Golden Age of Latin music. Their beat revives folkloric styles like Son Montuno, Guaracha and Salsa, and often combines them with Bomba, a fiery rhythm from the mountains of Puerto Rico.

Wednesday, February 02

Champian Fulton

Champian Fulton

Wednesday, February 02
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Champian Fulton

Champian Fulton

Wednesday, February 02, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Champian Fulton - Piano and Voice
Hide Tanaka - Bass
Fukushi Tainaka - Drums

With 12 albums to her credit, Champian is considered one of the most gifted pure Jazz musicians of her generation. Among her multiple awards she was recently named Pianist and Vocalist of 2019 by Hot House Magazine Readers Poll. Today her piano and voice skills are widely recognized by peers and critics as possessing distinction and sophistication. From North America to Europe, Africa to Australia, Champian’s swinging style and charismatic performances have made her a guardian of the legacy of Jazz.

Johnny O'Neal

Johnny O'Neal

Wednesday, February 02
10:00PM - 12:30AM

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Johnny O'Neal

Johnny O'Neal

Wednesday, February 02, 10:00PM - 12:30AM

Personnel:
Johnny O'Neal - Piano and Voice
TBA - Bass
TBA - Drums

Pianist and vocalist Johnny O’Neal, whose credits include Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson and Milt Jackson has established a popular destination spot for jazz musicians and fans alike. “O’Neal is an extremely moving musician whose blend of styles (blues, gospel, stride) can take your breath away”. (Justin Time Record) This late night institution often concludes with a vocal jam led by the unmistakeable scatting of O’Neal and includes an array of talented jazz vocalists.

Thursday, February 03

La Reserve 5 Year Anniversary Show

La Reserve 5 Year Anniversary Show

Thursday, February 03
7:00PM - 12:30AM

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La Reserve 5 Year Anniversary Show

La Reserve 5 Year Anniversary Show

Thursday, February 03, 7:00PM - 12:30AM

Personnel:
Alexander Claffy - Bass
Vanisha Gould - Vocals
Martina DaSilva - Vocals
Bryan Carter - Drums
Benny Benack III - Trumpet
Charles Owens - Saxophone
Mike Bono - Guitar
Steven Feifke - Piano
Charles Goold - Drums

This event is a celebration of la reserve's five year anniversary featuring sets entirely from the label's roster culminating in an open jam session to end the evening. la reserve is a Philadelphia bred, Brooklyn based label founded in 2017 by brothers Matt and Jacob Block with lifelong friend Greg Matthews. As a family run label, la reserve began as a way to develop and empower the careers of close childhood friends and is now one of the largest jazz labels in North America. The label represents some of the leading voices of today such as Benny Benack III, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, Caity Gyorgy, Alexander Claffy, TWYN, Lucy Yeghiazaryan, Charles Owens, Steven Feifke, Vanisha Gould and provides exclusive distribution for Cellar Music Group featuring luminaries like Cory Weeds, Louis Hayes, Harold Mabern, Peter Bernstein, Grant Stewart, Sam Dillon along with legends like Cannonball Adderley, George Coleman, Etta Jones and Woody Shaw.

Friday, February 04

Ken Fowser Quintet

Ken Fowser Quintet

Friday, February 04
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Ken Fowser Quintet

Ken Fowser Quintet

Friday, February 04, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Ken Fowser - Saxophone
TBA - Trumpet
TBA - Piano
TBA - Bass
TBA - Drums

Since his arrival on the New York scene in 2005, Ken Fowser has continued to steer traditional harmony in uncharted directions. His lyrical approach to line construction and depth of harmonic sensibility allows him to record and play all over the world. A prolific composer, Fowser has celebrated four cooperative releases on Posi-tone Records, co-led with vibraphone virtuoso, Behn Gillece. His debut release as a leader, Standing Tall earned him the number-one spot on Jazz Week Radio Chart seven weeks in a row. Fowser enjoyed both downtown and uptown residencies at iconic New York venues, hosting the session at Smalls Jazz Club every Tuesday for four years, and playing the late set at Smoke Jazz and Supper Club every Friday for two years. He currently is the Music Curator for the Roxy Hotel New York, and performs every Friday at the Django with special guests each week.

Dave Schumacher's "Cubeye" Afro-Cuban Jazz Septet

Dave Schumacher's "Cubeye" Afro-Cuban Jazz Septet

Friday, February 04
10:00PM - 1:30AM

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Dave Schumacher's "Cubeye" Afro-Cuban Jazz Septet

Dave Schumacher's "Cubeye" Afro-Cuban Jazz Septet

Friday, February 04, 10:00PM - 1:30AM

Personnel:
Dave Schumacher - Baritone Sax, Alto Flute
Jesus Anduz - Trumpet
Jose Davila - Trombone, Euphonium
John DiMartino - Piano
Apolo Ayala - Bass
Mauricio Herrera - Percussion
Yusnier Sanchez - Percussion

Cubeyé is a new collective ensemble led by Baritone Saxophonist Dave Schumacher fusing Jazz, Afro-Cuban and Afro-Boricuan elements (influenced by the Fort Apache Band, Batacumbele, Cachao, Ray Baretto and too many others to mention…) playing new original compositions written by band members as well as new treatments of classic standards and Jazz compositions.

Saturday, February 05

Nick Biello Quartet

Nick Biello Quartet

Saturday, February 05
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Nick Biello Quartet

Nick Biello Quartet

Saturday, February 05, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Nick Biello - Saxophone
Manuel Valera - Piano
Alex Tremblay - Bass
Peter Kronreif - Drums

"This acorn seems to have dropped from something other than the traditional alto tree. Biello goes his own way, and has the chops to back it up. The result is an individual, identifiable sound of his own, something close to unattainable at this point of the jazz lineage." - Paul Rauch, AllAboutJazz.com
Alto saxophonist and composer Nick Biello has shared the stage with world-class artists, such as Slide Hampton, Cedar Walton, the Jimmy Heath Big Band, Rich Perry, Phil Markowitz, Steve Davis, Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band, Clarence Penn, and John Benitez. He has performed at the Pescara and Bussi Jazz Festivals in Italy, as well as the Litchfield Jazz Festival, the New Haven Jazz Festival, and the Westchester Jazz Festival. Nick's saxophone has been heard at venues such as the Blue Note, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Lincoln Center, The Iridium, B.B. King's, The House of Blues in Chicago, The Paramount Theater, Smalls, Smoke, Zinc Bar, The Kitano, Joe's Pub at the Public Theater, Bar Next Door, and Rockwood Music Hall. Nick has toured throughout China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and much of the Continental United States as well. He can be heard performing in the New York City area regularly and is establishing himself as a mainstay of the vibrant New York jazz scene.

Alphonso Horne and The Gotham Kings

Alphonso Horne and The Gotham Kings

Saturday, February 05
10:00PM - 1:30AM

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Alphonso Horne and The Gotham Kings

Alphonso Horne and The Gotham Kings

Saturday, February 05, 10:00PM - 1:30AM

Personnel:
Alphonso Horn - Trumpet/Vocals
TBA - Vocals
TBA - Piano
TBA - Bass
TBA - Drums

Gotham Kings is a high energy immersive jazz experience! Two-time Grammy nominated trumpeter, Alphonso Horne has put together a band that weaves the sound of New Orleans into a rich musical fabric that demonstrates the history of the trumpet and the story of jazz. Inspired by the music of King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band, Gotham Kings uses the virtuosity of the young Louis Armstrong and innovative genius of King Oliver to take you on a journey of sound that encompasses rags, stomps, shouts and funk! The band has played in venues including Caramoor Jazz Festival, Louis Armstrong House Museum, Jazz at Lincoln Center and many more! Individually, members of the Gotham Kings have compiled a diverse resume of collaborations with top artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Michael Feinstein, Rihanna, Lady Gaga,The Colbert Show and more!

Monday, February 07

Mingus Big Band

Mingus Big Band

Monday, February 07
7:30PM & 9:30PM

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Mingus Big Band

Mingus Big Band

Monday, February 07, 7:30PM & 9:30PM

The Mingus Big Band celebrates the music of composer/bassist Charles Mingus, who died in 1979. Under the artistic direction of Sue Mingus, this 14-piece band performed Thursday nights from 1991 to 2004 at Fez under Time Cafe in New York City. It maintained weekly performances in the city from May 2004 until October 2008, when it began "Mingus Mondays" at Jazz Standard where it alternated with the Mingus Orchestra and Mingus Dynasty. Mingus Mondays became a NYC institution and Monday night stronghold for over 12 years, halted only by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mingus Big Band tours extensively in the United States and abroad, and has eleven recordings to its credit, six of which have been nominated for Grammys.

Tuesday, February 08

“On the Town - Pete Malinverni plays Leonard Bernstein” Album Release

“On the Town - Pete Malinverni plays Leonard Bernstein” Album Release

Tuesday, February 08
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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“On the Town - Pete Malinverni plays Leonard Bernstein” Album Release

“On the Town - Pete Malinverni plays Leonard Bernstein” Album Release

Tuesday, February 08, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Pete Malinverni - Piano
Ugonna Okegwo - Bass
Aaron Seeber - Drums

Pete Malinverni has been a mainstay on the NYC Jazz Scene since the early 1980s, his fifteen recording as a leader having received excellent notices and heavy airplay. Originally from Niagara Falls, NY, Pete came to the great crucible of Jazz that our City is, and has shared club bandstands and stages with the likes of Mel Lewis, Vernel Fournier, Joe Lovano, Charles Davis, Gary Smulyan and so many others, adding, in each instance, his own inimitable style, rooted firmly in the tradition yet always reaching for the new thing.

ELEW TRIO

ELEW TRIO

Tuesday, February 08
10:00PM - 12:30AM

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ELEW TRIO

ELEW TRIO

Tuesday, February 08, 10:00PM - 12:30AM

Personnel:
Eric Lewis - Piano
Conrad Korsch - Bass
Allan Mednard - Drums

A native of Camden, New Jersey, Eric Lewis began his musical studies at 2 years old and would ultimately receive the Rodger's and Hammerstein full merit scholarship to the Manhattan School of Music. A Dean's List student, upon graduation, he toured the world, recorded and performed with Wynton Marsalis & the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Elvin Jones, Cassandra Wilson, Roy Hargrove, and John Hendricks among others. In 1999, Eric won the Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition, at the time, the most coveted prize in all of Jazz.

A decade into his career, he reemerged as ELEW and began fusing his piano techniques with rock guitar-based ideas and experimental prepared piano methods, generating a powerful crossover brand he coined "Rockjazz". Over the course of multiple award winning, critically acclaimed albums, ELEW has re-imagined songs by The Killers, Nirvana, Coldplay and Michael Jackson to name a few. Throughout his career he has built an elite fanbase of some of the most distinguished leaders and celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Gerard Butler, Barack and Michele Obama, Prince Albert I1, Will Smith, Eli Roth, Al Pacino and the list goes on..

Inspired by the European masters of Baroque Counterpoint, ELEW has innovated the technique of simultaneously executing two independent melodies which precisely detail harmonic forms bursting with idiomatic verisimilitude and wide ranging historical references while flawlessly maintaining the idiosyncratic Afrocentric timing at the core of Jazz improvisation. He has named this technique Counterbop. His album Cubism - ELEW plays Rosenwinkel, a solo piano exploration of contemporary jazz legend Kurt Rosenwinkel provides perspective an insight into the nature of what Counterbop is and how it may be implemented.

In addition to piano performance, appearing in and scoring for film, ELEW is a prominent international DJ. He has has created disco infernos for multiple events such as The World Economic Forum, TED, Art Basel, A-list Oscar parties, the Monte-Carlo Gala, the Cannes Film Festival and multiple celebrity birthdays and weddings. In some cases, ELEW places the turntables within the piano, seamlessly executing transitions and improvisations all while generating a pleasing frenzy on the dance floor. This has lead to him creating yet another brilliant innovation he calls Piano Turntablism. He literally plays two different yet recognizable songs simultaneously as a Dj would but on the Piano. All while maintaining the type of euphoric festival.

ELEW is a genuine master of the piano and artistic genius.

Wednesday, February 09

Tahira Clayton

Tahira Clayton

Wednesday, February 09
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Tahira Clayton

Tahira Clayton

Wednesday, February 09, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Tahira Clayton - Vocals
TBA - Piano
TBA - Bass
TBA - Drums

Originally from Dallas, TX and now living in New York City, Tahira Clayton is known for her honest vocal delivery and charismatic stage presence. A strong lyricist and storyteller, Tahira’s musical style honors the ancestral lineage of Black American Music. Tahira was named “Audience choice,” and “Most Promising Artist” at the 2018 UNISA International Jazz Voice Competition in Pretoria, South Africa. In 2017 she won the DC Jazz Prix competition with AMP Trio, earning a headlining performance at the 2018 DC Jazz Festival and partnership with Willard Jenkins and the DC Jazz Festival. She has led groups and performed in places such as Dizzy’s Coca Cola Club (Jazz at Lincoln Center), Sony Music Hall, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, The 55 Bar, Minton’s Playhouse, The Rainbow Room, Cornelia Street Café, the Cell Theatre, and the Jazz Showcase (Chicago). As well as being an in-demand bandleader and performer, Tahira is a sought after side-woman, lending her voice to numerous recording projects, performances, and songwriting collaborations. Tahira is a well established creative teaching artist. Tahira currently serves as the vice president and is a founding board member of the Women in Jazz Organization (WIJO), based in NYC. In addition to her work with WIJO, Tahira has traveled internationally to present lectures on her research entitled, “The Dangers of Jazz: Sexism in Society.” A 2015 graduate of the University of North Texas Tahira has performed and participated in master classes of many of the genre’s greats. Tahira’s debut album of all original compositions, “Wait, Till Now” is currently available for purchase and streaming. www.tahiraclayton.com

Vanisha Gould

Vanisha Gould

Wednesday, February 09
10:00PM - 12:30AM

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Vanisha Gould

Vanisha Gould

Wednesday, February 09, 10:00PM - 12:30AM

Personnel:
Vanisha Gould - Vocals
TBA - Piano
TBA - Bass
TBA - Drums

Vanisha Gould came to New York in 2015 from Simi Valley, California. Inspired by artists like Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell, Carmen McRae and Ella Fitzgerald - Vanisha has successfully curated her own sound as a composer and band leader. Performing originals and music from the Great American Songbook on several groundbreaking stages both in New York and overseas, she aspires to continue sharing her voice with audiences in New York and beyond.

Thursday, February 10

Adam Birnbaum Trio

Adam Birnbaum Trio

Thursday, February 10
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Adam Birnbaum Trio

Adam Birnbaum Trio

Thursday, February 10, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Calvin Johnson - Adam Birnbaum
TBA - Bass
TBA - Drums

Adam Birnbaum is emerging as one of the top young voices in jazz piano. Since receiving a graduate Artist’s Diploma in jazz studies from The Julliard School in 2003, he has become a presence on the New York City scene as a leader and sideman, performing in such venues as the Village Vanguard, the Blue Note, Birdland, the Jazz Standard and Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. He has also performed on many national and world stages, including the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, the Kennedy Center, the Montreal Jazz Festival, The Spoleto Festival, The Red Sea Jazz Festival, The Rockport Chamber Festival, NPR Jazz Christmas, and the Capetown Jazz Festival.

As a leader, Birnbaum has released four albums under his name in Japan and the U.S. Birnbaum’s recent release Three of A Mind, featuring bassist Doug Weiss and drummer Al Foster, was hailed as “an eloquent dispatch from the heart of the contemporary piano trio tradition” by the New York Times, and received an Editor’s Pick and four star review in Downbeat magazine.

As a sideman, Birnbaum’s wide-ranging versatility and artistry have made him a first call for a wide variety of ensembles. He has performed or toured with established jazz artists such as Al Foster, Greg Osby, Regina Carter, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, and Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis, as well as with young artists such as Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society and Cecile Mclorin Salvant. Birnbaum has appeared as a sideman more than 25 albums.

Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield

Thursday, February 10
10:00PM - 12:30AM

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Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield

Thursday, February 10, 10:00PM - 12:30AM

Personnel:
Mark Whitfield - Guitar
TBA - Piano
TBA - Bass
TBA - Drums

Mark Whitfield graduated from Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music, the world’s foremost institution for the study of Jazz and modern American music in the spring of 1987. Shortly thereafter, he returned to his to his native New York to embark on a career as a Jazz Guitarist that afforded him the opportunity to collaborate with legendary artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Herbie Hancock, Carmen McRae, Gladys Knight, Burt Bacharach, Jimmy Smith, Clark Terry, Shirley Horn, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Joe Williams, Stanley Turrentine and his greatest teacher and mentor George Benson.

In 1990 the New York Times dubbed Whitfield “The Best Young Guitarist in the Business”. Later that year, Warner Bros. released his debut album “The Marksman”. The success of his debut release led to a recording career that has produced a total of 14 solo recordings and a myriad of collaborative efforts with some of the most important artists in recent years; Sting, Steven Tyler, D’Angelo, Mary J. Blige, John Mayer, Chaka Khan, Jill Scott, Diana Krall, Christian McBride, Chris Botti, Roy Hargrove and Nicholas Payton.

Friday, February 11

Ken Fowser Quintet

Ken Fowser Quintet

Friday, February 11
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Ken Fowser Quintet

Ken Fowser Quintet

Friday, February 11, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Ken Fowser - Saxophone
Jeremy Manasia - Piano
Ugonna Okegwo - Bass
Charles Ruggiero - Drums

Since his arrival on the New York scene in 2005, Ken Fowser has continued to steer traditional harmony in uncharted directions. His lyrical approach to line construction and depth of harmonic sensibility allows him to record and play all over the world. A prolific composer, Fowser has celebrated four cooperative releases on Posi-tone Records, co-led with vibraphone virtuoso, Behn Gillece. His debut release as a leader, Standing Tall earned him the number-one spot on Jazz Week Radio Chart seven weeks in a row. Fowser enjoyed both downtown and uptown residencies at iconic New York venues, hosting the session at Smalls Jazz Club every Tuesday for four years, and playing the late set at Smoke Jazz and Supper Club every Friday for two years. He currently is the Music Curator for the Roxy Hotel New York, and performs every Friday at the Django with special guests each week.

Barry Stephenson

Barry Stephenson

Friday, February 11
10:00PM - 1:30AM

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Barry Stephenson

Barry Stephenson

Friday, February 11, 10:00PM - 1:30AM

Personnel:
Barry Stephenson - Bass
TBA - Trumpet
TBA - Saxophone
TBA - Piano
TBA - Drums

Barry Stephenson has performed with a who’s-who of internationally-recognized jazz, blues, and soul musicians, including Jon Batiste, Nicholas Payton, David Sanborn, Seal, the late Freddie Cole, Diane Schuur, Marc Cary, Jamison Ross, Sullivan Fortner, Jazzmeia Horn, Herlin Riley, the late Henry Butler, Mark Whitfield, Tim Warfield, Russell Gunn, Christian Sands, Cyrille Aimee, Etienne Charles, Marcus Printup, Davell Crawford, Rodney Green, and Theo Croker. He was awarded the ASCAP Foundation’s Louis Armstrong Award in 2011 and the Ernest O. and Shirley N. Svenson Jazz Composition Award in 2012. His second album, The Iconoclast, was recently nominated for an NAACP Image Award.

Saturday, February 12

Anthony Hervey

Anthony Hervey

Saturday, February 12
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Anthony Hervey

Anthony Hervey

Saturday, February 12, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Anthony Hervey - Trumpet
Isaiah J. Thompson - Piano
Philip Norris - Bass
Miguel Russell - Drums

Anthony Hervey is a jazz trumpeter, composer, and teacher from South Florida. At the age of 18 he was admitted to the Juilliard School, graduating with his B.M. in 2019 and his M.M. in 2020. Hailed as a “beautiful trumpet player of the first magnitude” by Wynton Marsalis, Hervey has performed at Jazz festivals and concert halls around the world with some of the best that Jazz has to offer, including Wynton Marsalis, Sean Jones, Nicholas Payton, Christian McBride, and Chick Corea. In 2019, he made his international debut as a bandleader at the Bern Jazz Festival in Switzerland. In February of 2020, he opened for the Branford Marsalis Quartet at Rose Theater with a co-led Jazz quartet, Citizens of the Blues. He is also on Christian McBride’s recent Big Band Album, “For Jimmy, Wes, and Oliver”, which was released on Mack Avenue Records. On another note, Hervey is prominently featured acting and playing trumpet in the horror anthology series, Monsterland, airing on Hulu. Hervey is an artist with firm musical roots who strives to understand the past while also giving meaning to Jazz in our present time. He views music as a force that can uplift and inspire. In the same way Jazz has changed his life and brought him joy, he strives to spread that joy and change the lives of others.

Freddy DeBoe

Freddy DeBoe

Saturday, February 12
10:00PM - 1:30AM

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Freddy DeBoe

Freddy DeBoe

Saturday, February 12, 10:00PM - 1:30AM

Personnel
Freddy DeBoe - Saxophone
TBA - Guitar
TBA - Organ
TBA - Drums

Known for his soulful blues and rock & roll saxophone sound, Freddy DeBoe has traveled the world with some of the greatest soul singers of our time. He continues to tour worldwide with many artists while also performing locally in NYC as a bandleader. You can expect lots of feel-good music made for good times! Freddy has appeared on stage & in the studio with Charles Bradley, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Lee Fields & the Expressions, the James Hunter Six, Peter Gabriel, Macy Gray, Mary J Blige, George Clinton, George Duke, Scone Cash Players, Ian Hendrickson Smith, and Lonnie Smith to name a few.

Monday, February 14

Tony Glausi and Mar Vilaseca present “Songs About Love”

Tony Glausi and Mar Vilaseca present “Songs About Love”

Monday, February 14
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Tony Glausi and Mar Vilaseca present “Songs About Love”

Tony Glausi and Mar Vilaseca present “Songs About Love”

Monday, February 14, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Tony Glausi - Trumpet and Vocals
Mar Vilaseca - Vocals
Mike King - Piano
Tyrone Allen - Bass

Trumpet sensation Tony Glausi features rising-star vocalist Mar Vilaseca for a special Valentine's Day performance, featuring "Songs About Love".

Tony Glausi is widely celebrated as one of the most accomplished trumpet players on the planet, with more awards and accolades than we have time to get into here. For years now, Glausi has been hailed as such while being overlooked for his prowess as a composer and producer. With EVERYTHING AT ONCE, his new album out September 3rd, Tony heads for straight-to-the-gut pop jams and R&B-influenced tunes that take inspiration from a bevy of sources while still remaining uniquely true to Glausi’s vision as an artist.
Born in Barcelona in 1998, vocalist, pianist and composer Mar Vilaseca is currently a Jazz Performance student at The Juilliard School. She has developed her music career very quickly due to the support of her father who is also a jazz musician. Mar has performed at various international music festivals including Guangzhou Jazz Festival (China), Festival de Jazz de Barcelona (Spain), and Festival de Jazz de Bogotá (Colombia). She has collaborated with numerous artists in the jazz scene of New York, including Jonathan Barber, Taber Gable, Julius Rodriguez, Benny Benack, and The Steven Feifke Big Band among others. In 2020 she released her first album entitled ‘Find The Way’, which presents all original compositions influenced by jazz, gospel, and soul music.

Lauren Henderson: Valentine's Day Special

Lauren Henderson: Valentine's Day Special

Monday, February 14
10:00PM - 12:30AM

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Lauren Henderson: Valentine's Day Special

Lauren Henderson: Valentine's Day Special

Monday, February 14, 10:00PM - 12:30AM

Personnel:
Lauren Henderson - Voice
Louis Fouche - Saxophone
Jack Glottman - Piano
Daniel Winshall - Bass
David Frazier Jr. - Drums

Described as "somewhere between a comforting whisper and a cogent declaration" by The New York Times, Lauren Henderson, paints reflective and impassioned stories with her haunting voice and enchanting compositions.

Recently featured in the Financial Times, breaking the Jazz Charts Top 5, and the Year End Jazz Week Top 40 (2021) as the 38th most played record of the year, Henderson's eclectic vocal influences spread across genres producing a distinct yet versatile sound.

Her original music is featured in The Drowning, (starring Julia Stiles, Avan Jogia, Josh Charles and Tracie Thoms), El Juego de Las Llaves, (Ela Velden, Maite Perroni, and Marimar Vega), and Romeo y Julieta (starring Lupita Nyong’o and Juan Castano), scored by one of Lauren’s musical partners, Michael Thurber.

Henderson uncovers the layers of her diverse background in English and Spanish. Her compositions paint stories reflecting journeys imposed through the African Diaspora in connection to Henderson's Panamanian, Montserratian, and vast Caribbean roots as they interplay with her North American upbringing.

Jazz, Latin Jazz, Flamenco, R&B and Soul roots aid in an exploration of culture, society, race, love and the complexities encountered as we navigate life's obstacles.

Tuesday, February 15

Anwar Marshall Trio

Anwar Marshall Trio

Tuesday, February 15
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Anwar Marshall Trio

Anwar Marshall Trio

Tuesday, February 15, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Anwar Marshall - Drums
TBA - Piano
TBA - Bass

Anwar M. Marshall is a native of Philadelphia, Pa. He was introduced to music early on by his mother and father who are both accomplished musicians and music educators. He was also mentored by Byron Landham, Mike Boone, Sid Simmons and many other Philadelphia area musicians. Anwar has been fortunate enough to collaborate with musicians such as Orrin Evans, The Captain Black Big Band, Ed Cherry, Tim Warfield, Dave Douglas, Christian McBride, Pat Metheny, Robert Glasper, Adam Blackstone, Somi, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Peter Bernstein, and John Swana. He is also co-leader of a ten-piece ensemble, the Fresh Cut Orchestra, with trumpeter Josh Lawrence and Jason Fraticeli.

Mark Kelley

Mark Kelley

Tuesday, February 15
10:00PM - 12:30AM

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Mark Kelley

Mark Kelley

Tuesday, February 15, 10:00PM - 12:30AM

Personnel:
Mark Kelley - Bass
TBA - Guitar
TBA - Piano
TBA - Drums

Mark Kelley has been the full-time bass chair with the Roots since 2011, a gig he landed after being asked to sub for Christian McBride in Questlove’s band Mo’ Meta Blues.

Born in Houston, Texas, to a classical pianist father and an R&B–loving physician mother, Kelley played cello and guitar before settling on bass at age 13 after seeing his uncle play in church. At Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, he added upright to his repertoire, inspired by McBride and Roland Guerin.

A scholarship to Berklee College of Music followed, where fellow students Chris Laughlin and Reuben Rogers further affected his playing. Upon graduation, he spent two years touring with John Scofield’s Überjam before moving to New York City in 2005. Meeting Meshell Ndegeocello through his doorman, who literally flagged her down as she walked by, Kelley began six years of road work with the maverick miss.

After subbing in Mo’ Meta Blues in 2011, Kelley landed a gig backing Michael McDonald and Sara Bareilles at the fourth annual Roots picnic. A month and a half later, he was offered the full-time role with the Roots.

Wednesday, February 16

Lucy Yeghiazaryan  feat. Grant Stewart

Lucy Yeghiazaryan feat. Grant Stewart

Wednesday, February 16
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Lucy Yeghiazaryan  feat. Grant Stewart

Lucy Yeghiazaryan feat. Grant Stewart

Wednesday, February 16, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Lucy Yeghiazaryan - Vocals
Grant Stewart - Saxophone
TBA- Piano
TBA- Bass

As a young immigrant who has brought the real richness of her heritage together with her love for what is truly American, Lucy beautifully sounds out the best expression of the American dream. Finalist in the 2015 Monk Competition, Yeghiazaryan is also a grant recipient for various projects from the Doris Duke Foundation, Chamber Music America and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She has shared the stage with Grant Stewart, Harold Mabern, Houston Person, Bernadette Peters and will release her second album In Her Words this September.

Sachal Vasandani "Presents"

Sachal Vasandani "Presents"

Wednesday, February 16
10:00PM - 12:30AM

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Sachal Vasandani "Presents"

Sachal Vasandani "Presents"

Wednesday, February 16, 10:00PM - 12:30AM

Personnel:
Sachal Vasandani - Vocals
TBA - Vocals
TBA - Vocals
Victor Gould - Piano
Alex Claffy - Bass
Domo Branch - Drums

Singer Sachal Vasandani presents a monthly series celebrating New York's prominent jazz vocal scene. A rotating cast of singers, luminaries of today and tomorrow, will be featured in each set. Each singer will be highlighted exploring, improvising and having fun with the band and the audience. The Django is proud to bring the jazz community together with a space and a regular event for singers, instrumentalists, and their fans to swing and celebrate each other. Featuring: Sachal Vasandani and featured singers, changing each month, plus the ‘house band’ featuring Victor Gould on Piano, Alex Claffy on Bass, and Domo Branch on Drums.

Thursday, February 17

Calvin Johnson and Native Son Album Release Party: “Notes of a Native Son”

Calvin Johnson and Native Son Album Release Party: “Notes of a Native Son”

Thursday, February 17
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Calvin Johnson and Native Son Album Release Party: “Notes of a Native Son”

Calvin Johnson and Native Son Album Release Party: “Notes of a Native Son”

Thursday, February 17, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Calvin Johnson - Saxophones and Vocals
Andrew McGowan - Piano
Nori Naraoka - Bass
Darrian Douglas - Drums

Calvin Johnson is a 3rd generation saxophonist, composer and bandleader born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. As a teenager he was able to nurture and expand his love and interest in music at the famed performing arts high school the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA). Calvin has toured and/or recorded with the likes of: Harry Connick Jr., Aaron Neville, Jason Derulo, Blind Boys of Alabama, Irma Thomas, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Mannie Fresh, Mystikal, Irvin Mayfield, the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Calvin stays involved with the community through a number of organizations such as the Preservation Hall Foundation and the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, where he serves as a clinician and musician mentor to aspiring music students in part by leading youth music workshops throughout the New Orleans and New York Metro Areas. Johnson also had the pleasure of giving back to the community and the continuum of jazz by serving as a faculty member of the prestigious Louis Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp. Currently Calvin is anticipating the release of his 3rd studio album “Notes of a Native Son”. This release is Calvin's most anticipated release to date as this will feature his compositional skills as well serve as a departure into a new sound.

Jeffery Miller

Jeffery Miller

Thursday, February 17
10:00PM - 12:30AM

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Jeffery Miller

Jeffery Miller

Thursday, February 17, 10:00PM - 12:30AM

Personnel:
Jeffery Miller - Trombone
TBA - Saxophone
TBA - Piano
TBA - Bass
TBA - Drums

Born and raised in New Orleans by his maternal grandparents, trombonist and singer Jeffery Miller understands that you don’t get to where you want to be without sacrifice. When jazz vanguard Wynton Marsalis hand picked him out of high school to join him at Juilliard, Jeffery knew that he would have to leave his aging grandparents behind to chase his dream in New York. Now 25, Miller has scored 3 GRAMMY® nominations in 2019 for contributions to projects by Jon Batiste and John Legend. Graduating from Juilliard with both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees (in 2018 and 2020 respectively), he’s set on a path to make his mark as a solo artist merging two musical souls. One remains deeply rooted in the melodic jazz trombone that rings closer to home, and the other in his voice echoing the sound of contemporary R&B artists like Ty Dolla $ign and Frank Ocean. Both are intertwined by a tale of two cities and the people in them who make Jeffery Miller who he is today.

Friday, February 18

Ken Fowser Quintet

Ken Fowser Quintet

Friday, February 18
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Ken Fowser Quintet

Ken Fowser Quintet

Friday, February 18, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Ken Fowser - Saxophone
TBA - Trumpet
TBA - Piano
TBA - Bass
TBA - Drums

Since his arrival on the New York scene in 2005, Ken Fowser has continued to steer traditional harmony in uncharted directions. His lyrical approach to line construction and depth of harmonic sensibility allows him to record and play all over the world. A prolific composer, Fowser has celebrated four cooperative releases on Posi-tone Records, co-led with vibraphone virtuoso, Behn Gillece. His debut release as a leader, Standing Tall earned him the number-one spot on Jazz Week Radio Chart seven weeks in a row. Fowser enjoyed both downtown and uptown residencies at iconic New York venues, hosting the session at Smalls Jazz Club every Tuesday for four years, and playing the late set at Smoke Jazz and Supper Club every Friday for two years. He currently is the Music Curator for the Roxy Hotel New York, and performs every Friday at the Django with special guests each week.

Hudson Horns

Hudson Horns

Friday, February 18
10:00PM - 1:30AM

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Hudson Horns

Hudson Horns

Friday, February 18, 10:00PM - 1:30AM

Personnel:
TBA

Hudson Horns, LLC was born from the famous underground Daybreaker parties 5 years ago and has grown into one of the most sought after brass bands in NYC. Professional trained, fused with their love of music, the HH band members excel in sound, creativity and performance. Hudson Horns is comprised of professionally trained musicians from renowned programs such as The New School, University of Michigan, Julliard, Harvard, The University of The Arts, and Manhattan School of Music. Hudson Horns artists have collaborated with the music industries leading performers such as Rihanna, Solange, Ricky Martin, Joe Jonas, Shawn Mendes, Macklemore, Busta Rhymes, Dave Chapelle, The Legendary Johnny O'neal, Roy Hargrove, and The Skatelites.

Saturday, February 19

"Mingus Fest" feat. the Mingus Dynasty

"Mingus Fest" feat. the Mingus Dynasty

Saturday, February 19
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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"Mingus Fest" feat. the Mingus Dynasty

"Mingus Fest" feat. the Mingus Dynasty

Saturday, February 19, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Produced by Let My Children Hear Music / The Charles Mingus Institute, in partnership with The School of Jazz and Contemporary Music at The New School's College of Performing Arts, and The Django at The Roxy Hotel, the Annual Charles Mingus Festival takes place on February 19th & 20th, 2022, based in NYC.

Now in it's 14th year, Mingus Festival was founded by Sue Mingus to empower young musicians -- events typically include a full weekend of in-person activity for high school music students: films, jams, workshops, and a showcase of jazz talent from across the country. Outstanding Soloists have the opportunity to perform with professionals in the important tradition of learning on the bandstand.

In 2022 we take a different approach with online student activities. Please join us at CharlesMingus.Org (Student video submissions accepted until January 31st.)

Live and in-person, we present the Mingus Dynasty and Grammy-winning Mingus Big Band in a two-night celebration of the 14th Annual Charles Mingus Festival and Centennial Year of Great American Composer, Charles Mingus!

Jason Clotter

Jason Clotter

Saturday, February 19
10:00PM - 1:30AM

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Jason Clotter

Jason Clotter

Saturday, February 19, 10:00PM - 1:30AM

Personnel:
Jason Clotter - Bass
TBA - Saxophone
Luther Allison - Piano
Hank Allen-Barfield

Jason Clotter, a bassist from Puerto Cortes Honduras has currently resides in the mecca of jazz in New York City. During his years migrating from Honduras to New York City, he studied the bass at age 17 when he was invited to Celia Cruz Bronx High school of music. He has grown tremendously since he started playing the bass in high school. Clotter has taken part in many prestiges programs such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, NAFME, Manhattan school of music and much more. Clotter has shared the stage with numerous great musicians such as Eli Yamen,Stacy Dillard, Vincent Gardner, Marquis Hill, Wallace Roney, Eric Lewis, Steve Davis, Michael Mwnenso, Anthony Wonsey and many more. He has performed in prestiges venues around the world such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, Smalls Jazz Club, Smoke Jazz Club, Grand Ole Opry and Reduta Jazz Club ( Czech Republic). Clotter has been selected to be a part of many programs such as Jazz Lincoln Center, Manhattan School music Pre college, Bloomingdales school in music, Skidmore Jazz Institute and much more. Currently Jason attends Purchase College. Currently Clotter has been Storming the Jazz Scene as an upcoming Bassist. It is Jason mission to create beautiful music and keep the music alive and going.

Sunday, February 20

"Mingus Fest" feat. the Mingus Big Band

"Mingus Fest" feat. the Mingus Big Band

Sunday, February 20
7:30PM & 9:30PM

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"Mingus Fest" feat. the Mingus Big Band

"Mingus Fest" feat. the Mingus Big Band

Sunday, February 20, 7:30PM & 9:30PM

Produced by Let My Children Hear Music / The Charles Mingus Institute, in partnership with The School of Jazz and Contemporary Music at The New School's College of Performing Arts, and The Django at The Roxy Hotel, the Annual Charles Mingus Festival takes place on February 19th & 20th, 2022, based in NYC.

Now in it's 14th year, Mingus Festival was founded by Sue Mingus to empower young musicians -- events typically include a full weekend of in-person activity for high school music students: films, jams, workshops, and a showcase of jazz talent from across the country. Outstanding Soloists have the opportunity to perform with professionals in the important tradition of learning on the bandstand.

In 2022 we take a different approach with online student activities. Please join us at CharlesMingus.Org (Student video submissions accepted until January 31st.)

Live and in-person, we present the Mingus Dynasty and Grammy-winning Mingus Big Band in a two-night celebration of the 14th Annual Charles Mingus Festival and Centennial Year of Great American Composer, Charles Mingus!

Monday, February 21

Closed for President's Day

Closed for President's Day

Monday, February 21

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Closed for President's Day

Closed for President's Day

Monday, February 21,

The Django will be closed this evening.

Tuesday, February 22

Closed for the Evening

Closed for the Evening

Tuesday, February 22

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Closed for the Evening

Closed for the Evening

Tuesday, February 22,

The Django will be closed this evening.

Wednesday, February 23

Benny Benack III

Benny Benack III

Wednesday, February 23
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Benny Benack III

Benny Benack III

Wednesday, February 23, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Benny Benack - Vocals, Trumpet
TBA - Piano
TBA - Bass
TBA - Drums

At the age of 27, Pittsburgh-born, New York-based Jazz trumpeter & singer Benny Benack III has quickly established himself as one of the most versatile and virtuosic voices of his generation. Hailed by the New York Times as “a charismatic young trumpeter who maintains an earnest sideline as a singer”, Benack has a knack for delighting audiences with panache, in the spirit of classic crooners like Sinatra & Mel Tormé, with a nod to legendary trumpet showmen Louis Armstrong & Dizzy Gillespie.

Emily Braden

Emily Braden

Wednesday, February 23
10:00PM - 12:30AM

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Emily Braden

Emily Braden

Wednesday, February 23, 10:00PM - 12:30AM

Personnel:
Emily Braden - Vocals
TBA - Piano
TBA - Bass
TBA - Drums

Big, bad beauty from Boise, Idaho, Emily Braden covers a lot of ground. Whether she’s fronting an orchestra or leading a world-class trio in the heart of Manhattan, Braden has the innate ability to win the heart of any audience with her powerhouse vocals and striking stage presence. Winner of New York City’s prestigious "Best of the Best" Jazzmobile Vocal Competition, Braden’s signature sound is an effortless blend of jazz and soul. She is currently completing her sophomore release "Cannon & Sparrow." Her debut album Soul Walk is composed of high-energy originals, bilingual improvisations (Braden is fluent in Spanish and received her Masters degree in Latin American Studies) and "flipped-out" jazz standards. Producer Misha Piatigorsky says, “As a singer, Emily has no boundaries. She gives me goosebumps.” Before the COVID-19 global pandemic, Braden toured regularly and could be seen every first Friday at NYC’s famed 55 Bar. She has performed at NYC's Blue Note Jazz Club, Birdland Jazz Club and Minton’s Playhouse as well as on international festival circuits. She has been a featured vocalist with Postmodern Jukebox and is the front woman for NYC's Sketchy Orkestra. See Braden live and she’ll make you a believer. This girl is smokin’, smokin’ hot.

Thursday, February 24

Sam Dillon Quartet

Sam Dillon Quartet

Thursday, February 24
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Sam Dillon Quartet

Sam Dillon Quartet

Thursday, February 24, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Sam Dillon - Saxophone
TBA- Piano
TBA - Bass
TBA - Drums

Native New Yorker, saxophonist, composer and teacher, Sam Dillon has established himself as one of the most in demand musicians of his generation. Sam’s prolific soloist and sideman work includes over 20 studio recordings, performances on a global level and international critical acclaim garnering him recognition as one of the defining voices on the tenor saxophone today.

In 2016, Sam received his Artist Diploma from the prestigious Juilliard School as the saxophonist in the A.D. Jazz Program. This ensemble toured and taught internationally at destinations including The Tokyo Jazz Festival, The Torino Jazz Festival, The Sao Paulo Jazz Festival, and Lincoln Center. In 2013, Sam was selected as one of 13 semi-finalists for the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition where he performed at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.

Ian Hendrickson-Smith

Ian Hendrickson-Smith

Thursday, February 24
10:00PM - 12:30AM

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Ian Hendrickson-Smith

Ian Hendrickson-Smith

Thursday, February 24, 10:00PM - 12:30AM

Personnel:
Ian Hendrickson-Smith - Saxophone
TBA - Piano
TBA - Bass
TBA - Drums

New York City-based saxophonist and flutist Ian Hendrickson-Smith is mostly noted for his remarkable tone, soulful approach and blues-driven melodies. Equally adept on all the saxophones, Ian stays very busy doing what he loves and loves staying busy! Currently, you can find Ian playing on the road with The Roots or on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. Hendrickson-Smith’s extensive recording experience includes the release of twelve jazz records as a leader. His most recent, The Lowdown (Cellar Music 2020) is currently charting at #18 on the national jazz charts.

Friday, February 25

Ken Fowser Quintet

Ken Fowser Quintet

Friday, February 25
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Ken Fowser Quintet

Ken Fowser Quintet

Friday, February 25, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Ken Fowser - Saxophone
TBA - Trumpet
TBA - Piano
TBA - Bass
TBA - Drums

Since his arrival on the New York scene in 2005, Ken Fowser has continued to steer traditional harmony in uncharted directions. His lyrical approach to line construction and depth of harmonic sensibility allows him to record and play all over the world. A prolific composer, Fowser has celebrated four cooperative releases on Posi-tone Records, co-led with vibraphone virtuoso, Behn Gillece. His debut release as a leader, Standing Tall earned him the number-one spot on Jazz Week Radio Chart seven weeks in a row. Fowser enjoyed both downtown and uptown residencies at iconic New York venues, hosting the session at Smalls Jazz Club every Tuesday for four years, and playing the late set at Smoke Jazz and Supper Club every Friday for two years. He currently is the Music Curator for the Roxy Hotel New York, and performs every Friday at the Django with special guests each week.

Ron Jackson "Standards and My Songs" Album Release Party

Ron Jackson "Standards and My Songs" Album Release Party

Friday, February 25
10:00PM - Late

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Ron Jackson "Standards and My Songs" Album Release Party

Ron Jackson "Standards and My Songs" Album Release Party

Friday, February 25, 10:00PM - Late

Personnel:
Ron Jackson - 7 String Guitar
Lucia Jackson - Vocals
Clark Gayton - Trombone
Brian Ho - Hammond Organ
Ben Wolfe - Bass
Willie Jones III - Drums

World-renowned, Seven String Jazz Guitarist, composer and arranger, Ron Jackson has performed, recorded, and taught music in over 30 countries. Jackson is likely the only African American seven-string jazz guitarist alive. His goal is to bring awareness to the instrument through education, music, and events. As a musician, Jackson has been featured as a leader in jazz festivals all over the world, including the North Sea Jazz Festival, Edinburgh Jazz Festival, and Winter Jazzfest. His influences include George Benson, Pat Metheny, Jimmy Page, and Jimi Hendrix. He has studied under the tutelage of Pat Martino, Barry Harris, Melvin Sparks, Mike Stern, and the seven-string master, the late Bucky Pizzarelli. As a recording artist, Jackson has had a successful recording career, releasing eight albums. Beginning with the chart-topping "Guitar Thing" (1991), “Flubby Dubby” (2008) which was recorded live with his Hammond Organ trio, and his most recent release, the Jazzweek Top 100 album, "Standards And Other Songs" (2019). His first recording on the seven-string incorporates traditional standards with jazz reimaginings of radio-friendly pop songs, like Drake’s “Passion Fruit”. As an educator, Jackson provides education and awareness of the seven-string guitar. He also teaches six-string guitar classes to elementary students in NYC Schools. These days you can find Ron Jackson performing for audiences with his band, teaching virtually and in-person, and hosting his popular Instagram live show "Sunday Evening Jazz”. In 2022 Ron will be on tour with his “Whatever’s Open” Tour and releasing his new album, Standards and My Songs”

Saturday, February 26

Spike Wilner Trio

Spike Wilner Trio

Saturday, February 26
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Spike Wilner Trio

Spike Wilner Trio

Saturday, February 26, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Spike Wilner - Piano
TBA - Bass
TBA - Drums

Michael Spike Wilner, was born in the city of Manhattan. He was inspired to play ragtime piano at a young age after seeing a docudrama on the life of Scott Joplin. This led to a life-long passion for piano playing, ragtime and jazz music. Spike made his performance debut at the age of 14 by playing Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag at the St. Louis Ragtime Festival, then held on the Goldenrod Showboat moored on the Mississippi River.

Spike entered into the first class of the, now legendary, New School For Social Research's Jazz and Contemporary Music Program, then led by the late Arnie Lawrence. In this original class, Spike met and befriended many of today's prominent members of the current jazz scene. This included: Brad Mehldau, Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein, Jesse Davis, Chris Potter, Jorge Rossi, Sam Yahel, Joe Strasser, Roy Hargrove, John Popper (of the Blues Travlers), Eric Schenkman (of the Spin Doctors) David Grausman and others. Spike entered into a period of intense study and worked with many great teachers. Of the most important were: Barry Harris, Jaki Byard, Kenny Werner, Walter Davis Jr., Kenny Barron, Mark Thompson, Harry Whitaker, Fred Hersch, Johnny O'Neal and Terry Waldo.

Spike performed with and has led many bands in New York City at many famous, now closed, jazz clubs including The Village Gate, The Angry Squire, Visiones, Augies, The West End Gate and The Village Corner. Spike also toured with The Artie Shaw Big Band, The Glen Miller Orchestra and Maynard Furgeson. Spike has several recordings out under his name including A Blues of Many Colors (Freshsound/New Talent), Planet Jazz (Sharp Nine) and Three To Go (Positone). Spike has published a folio of transcriptions of the work of Willie The Lion Smith entitled The Lion Of The Piano: 9 Compostions by Willie The Lion Smith. Spike completed his Masters Degree in Piano Performance at the State University of New York in Purchase, New York in 2007.

In 1994, Spike began to work a regular gig at Smalls Jazz Club. This became his permanent musical home and eventually led to his current position there as a partner and manager of the club. Spike now spends most of his time at Smalls and still plays there regularly with his group. In May of 2010, Spike launched the record label SmallsLIVE which focuses on high quality audio recordings of performances from Smalls Jazz Club. With 16 diverse and exciting titles currently availabe and 4 more for release by 2011, SmallsLIVE anticpates a production of 1 project per month. Spike's own project - Spike Wilner, Solo Piano: Live At Smalls, just received a glowing review in The New York Times Art & Leisure.

Nick Hempton Band

Nick Hempton Band

Saturday, February 26
10:00PM - 1:30AM

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Nick Hempton Band

Nick Hempton Band

Saturday, February 26, 10:00PM - 1:30AM

Personnel:
Nick Hempton - Saxophone
Peter Bernstein - Guitar
Kyle Koehler - Organ
Fukushi Tainaka - Drums

Nick Hempton is an alto and tenor saxophonist producing new music in the modern/mainstream tradition. Calling New York home since 2004, he headlines clubs throughout the city, as well as concert halls and festivals around the world. Influenced by the greats of the instrument– Dexter Gordon, Sonny Stitt, Cannonball Adderley– and informed by a youth misspent playing Rhythm & Blues and Ska in his native Australia, Hempton's jazz is original, approachable, and always swinging.

Monday, February 28

Mingus Big Band

Mingus Big Band

Monday, February 28
7:30PM & 9:30PM

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Mingus Big Band

Mingus Big Band

Monday, February 28, 7:30PM & 9:30PM

The Mingus Big Band celebrates the music of composer/bassist Charles Mingus, who died in 1979. Under the artistic direction of Sue Mingus, this 14-piece band performed Thursday nights from 1991 to 2004 at Fez under Time Cafe in New York City. It maintained weekly performances in the city from May 2004 until October 2008, when it began "Mingus Mondays" at Jazz Standard where it alternated with the Mingus Orchestra and Mingus Dynasty. Mingus Mondays became a NYC institution and Monday night stronghold for over 12 years, halted only by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mingus Big Band tours extensively in the United States and abroad, and has eleven recordings to its credit, six of which have been nominated for Grammys.

Tuesday, March 01

The Brazilian Trio feat. Helio Alves, Nilson Matta, and Duduka Da Fonseca

The Brazilian Trio feat. Helio Alves, Nilson Matta, and Duduka Da Fonseca

Tuesday, March 01
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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The Brazilian Trio feat. Helio Alves, Nilson Matta, and Duduka Da Fonseca

The Brazilian Trio feat. Helio Alves, Nilson Matta, and Duduka Da Fonseca

Tuesday, March 01, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Helio Alves - Piano
Nilson Matta - Bass
Duduka Da Fonseca - Drums

Pianist Hélio Alves, bassist Nilson Matta and drummer Duduka Da Fonseca are The Brazilian Trio and have been playing together since 1993. Hélio Alves and Nilson Matta are both from São Paulo, Brazil and Duduka da Fonseca is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Trio started playing in New York City doing small gigs around Manhattan. Some time in the mid 90s the trio was invited to do two concerts with master tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson and since then the trio has performed all over the United States, Europe and South America. The Trio has 3 CDs recorded; “FORESTS” (ZOHO), CONSTELAÇÃO(MOTEMA) and ÁGUAS BRASILEIRAS(ZOHO). Their album FORESTS was nominated for a Grammy.

Fabiana Masili and "CarnaFolia"

Fabiana Masili and "CarnaFolia"

Tuesday, March 01
10:00PM - 12:30AM

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Fabiana Masili and "CarnaFolia"

Fabiana Masili and "CarnaFolia"

Tuesday, March 01, 10:00PM - 12:30AM

Personnel:
Fabiana - Vocals and Percussion
Livio Almeida - Saxophone
Hélio Alves - Piano
Gili Lopes - Bass
Samuel Martinelli - Drums

A special night celebrating Carnivale' featuring acclaimed Brazilian singer Fabiana Masili!
Fabiana Masili is a Brazilian singer and songwriter. She started playing the organ at the age of eight and began working professionally and singing in bands at 15. Fabiana studied at the prestigious State University of Campinas - UNICAMP, in Brazil, earning her bachelor's degree in Popular Music while singing in several bands and producing at a Brazilian recording studio, Fabrica do Som. Afterwards she started a meteoric international career singing in São Miguel Island (Portugal), in Berkeley (United States) and, finally, in New York City (United States). Throughout her career, Fabiana Masili has also participated in several Album recordings.[1]

Wednesday, March 02

The Pete Malinverni Trio feat. Anais Reno

The Pete Malinverni Trio feat. Anais Reno

Wednesday, March 02
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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The Pete Malinverni Trio feat. Anais Reno

The Pete Malinverni Trio feat. Anais Reno

Wednesday, March 02, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Pete Malinverni - Piano
Anais Reno - Vocals
Ugonna Okegwo - Bass
Aaron Seeber - Drums

Pete Malinverni has been a mainstay on the NYC Jazz Scene since the early 1980s, his fifteen recording as a leader having received excellent notices and heavy airplay. Originally from Niagara Falls, NY, Pete came to the great crucible of Jazz that our City is, and has shared club bandstands and stages with the likes of Mel Lewis, Vernel Fournier, Joe Lovano, Charles Davis, Gary Smulyan and so many others, adding, in each instance, his own inimitable style, rooted firmly in the tradition yet always reaching for the new thing.

The Richard Cortez Big Band

The Richard Cortez Big Band

Wednesday, March 02
10:00PM - 12:30AM

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The Richard Cortez Big Band

The Richard Cortez Big Band

Wednesday, March 02, 10:00PM - 12:30AM

Personnel:
Richard Cortez - Voice
Gabe Medd - Trumpet
Noah Halpern - Trumpet TBA - Saxophone
Robert Edwards - Trombone
Evan Main - Piano
Alex Tremblay - Bass
Eric Hallenbeck- Drums

In the true spirit of the Roaring Twenties, radically queer jazz song interpreter, Richard Cortez, spent the pandemic setting the underground music scene ablaze with his provocative and high-energy horn driven shows. Cortez, known for his ambition and extensive knowledge of The Great American Songbook, currently performs five weekly residencies with his band that features some of New York City’s most celebrated jazz musicians. Richard breathes exciting new life into this beloved timeless material, forever reminding us that as we progress as a society - so do our stories told within these sacred songs.

Thursday, March 03

Liya Grigoryan Trio

Liya Grigoryan Trio

Thursday, March 03
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Liya Grigoryan Trio

Liya Grigoryan Trio

Thursday, March 03, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Liya Grigoryan - Piano
Mark Lewandowski - Bass
Allan Mednard - Drums

Professional Pianist and Composer Liya Grigoryan was born in Yerevan, Armenia, and grew up in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. At age five, Grigoryan began taking part in piano competitions and performance tours throughout Russia, Ukraine, Germany, and Scotland. In 2010, she moved to Amsterdam to pursue degrees at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Grigoryan has won high-profile international competitions and awards, including the Leiden Jazz Award and the Keep an Eye International Jazz Award, and has taken part in exchanges at the Manhattan School of Music and the Hudson Jazz Workshop. She performs actively in the Netherlands and across Europe, and has appeared on top stages including Bimhuis, the Concertgebouw and the North Sea Jazz Festival.

Django Allstars

Django Allstars

Thursday, March 03
10:00PM - 12:30AM

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Django Allstars

Django Allstars

Thursday, March 03, 10:00PM - 12:30AM

Personnel:
Ken Fowser - Saxophone
Mark Whitfield - Guitar
Anthony Wonsey - Piano
Alexander Claffy - Bass
Joe Farnsworth - Drums

The Django Allstars is a collective unit comprised of some of the best musicians in NYC. All of them have led multiple gigs at the Django, and have performed throughout the world. This super group represents straight ahead and modern Jazz at it's finest.

Friday, March 04

Ken Fowser Quintet

Ken Fowser Quintet

Friday, March 04
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Ken Fowser Quintet

Ken Fowser Quintet

Friday, March 04, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Ken Fowser - Saxophone
TBA - Trumpet
TBA - Piano
TBA - Bass
TBA - Drums

Since his arrival on the New York scene in 2005, Ken Fowser has continued to steer traditional harmony in uncharted directions. His lyrical approach to line construction and depth of harmonic sensibility allows him to record and play all over the world. A prolific composer, Fowser has celebrated four cooperative releases on Posi-tone Records, co-led with vibraphone virtuoso, Behn Gillece. His debut release as a leader, Standing Tall earned him the number-one spot on Jazz Week Radio Chart seven weeks in a row. Fowser enjoyed both downtown and uptown residencies at iconic New York venues, hosting the session at Smalls Jazz Club every Tuesday for four years, and playing the late set at Smoke Jazz and Supper Club every Friday for two years. He currently is the Music Curator for the Roxy Hotel New York, and performs every Friday at the Django with special guests each week.

Sasha Berliner

Sasha Berliner

Friday, March 04
10:00PM - 1:30AM

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Sasha Berliner

Sasha Berliner

Friday, March 04, 10:00PM - 1:30AM

Personnel:
Sasha Berliner - Vibraphone
Sarah Hanahan - Saxophone
Lex Korten - Piano
TBA - Bass
Michael Ode - Drums

Sasha Berliner is a musician, composer, producer, and band leader from San Francisco, CA. Post graduation, Sasha’s music work remains primarily based in New York City. In addition to performing internationally with her own project, Sasha Berliner Azalea, her recent notable performances and recordings have been with musicians such as Tyshawn Sorey, Nicholas Payton, and Quincy Davis. She is an endorsing artist for Vater and Marimba One, and is a faculty member at the MalletLab percussion intensive, where she gives masterclasses and clinics. She has also lead masterclasses and Q&As at esteemed universities like MSU Denver and Berklee College of Music.

Saturday, March 05

Steve Slagle

Steve Slagle

Saturday, March 05
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Steve Slagle

Steve Slagle

Saturday, March 05, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Steve Slagle --Alto Saxophone
Bruce Barth--Piano
Ugonna Okegwo--Bass
Byron Landham--Drums

Saxophonist, Flutist and composer Steve Slagle makes his home in New York City. He has released twenty albums as a leader, and performed on countless others. His many original compositions are published by Slagle Music, BMI worldwide. Slagle was musical director of the Mingus Big Band for many years, and wrote many of the band’s arrangements, as well as playing and arranging with Joe Lovano’s Nonet. He has received two Grammy Awards for recordings with each of those groups, and continues his association with them. As a leader, Slagle reflects new sounds/arrangements and compositions with his original voice and truly unique bands.He lives in 'Alto Manhattan' the name used for upper Manhattan on the Hudson River.

In 2021 Slagle’s monumental recording, “Nascentia” (Panorama 1010), featuring a suite for three horns and music that reflects the positivity of a new-birth, in these historic times. In February, 2022, “Into The Heart Of It” (with special guest Randy Brecker), Slagle’s first ever album of ballads, will be released.(Panoram 1o11)

Marianne Solivan

Marianne Solivan

Saturday, March 05
10:00PM - 1:30AM

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Marianne Solivan

Marianne Solivan

Saturday, March 05, 10:00PM - 1:30AM

Personnel:
Marianne Solivan - Vocals
Leandro Pellegrino - Guitar
Steve Wood - Bass
Jay Sawyer - Drums

Vocalist Marianne Solivan has been one of the leading Jazz Vocalists in the NY Jazz community for the past 10 years. As an energetic powerhouse vocalist Solivan brings passion and nuance to every performance. Consistently surrounded by a who's who of great musicians she has built a reputation of presenting unique repertoire in a personal way. With two critically acclaimed discs under her name and numerous guest performances on others she has been able to tour worldwide for numerous years including France, Italy, Czech Republic, Japan, Lebanon & Russia amongst them.

Monday, March 07

Mingus Big Band

Mingus Big Band

Monday, March 07
7:30PM & 9:30PM

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Mingus Big Band

Mingus Big Band

Monday, March 07, 7:30PM & 9:30PM

The Mingus Big Band celebrates the music of composer/bassist Charles Mingus, who died in 1979. Under the artistic direction of Sue Mingus, this 14-piece band performed Thursday nights from 1991 to 2004 at Fez under Time Cafe in New York City. It maintained weekly performances in the city from May 2004 until October 2008, when it began "Mingus Mondays" at Jazz Standard where it alternated with the Mingus Orchestra and Mingus Dynasty. Mingus Mondays became a NYC institution and Monday night stronghold for over 12 years, halted only by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mingus Big Band tours extensively in the United States and abroad, and has eleven recordings to its credit, six of which have been nominated for Grammys.

Tuesday, March 08

David Hazeltine Trio

David Hazeltine Trio

Tuesday, March 08
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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David Hazeltine Trio

David Hazeltine Trio

Tuesday, March 08, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
David Hazeltine - Piano
TBA - Bass
TBA - Drums

David Hazeltine is one of a handful of contemporary pianists who has mastered all of the major musical skills, from improvisation and technique, to accompaniment, arranging, and composition. Even more impressive, David is the rare artist able to innovate in each category. Thus it’s no surprise that he’s the most recorded contemporary jazz pianist of our time, having recorded thirty five cd’s as a leader and hundreds more as a sideman, on various major labels globally. A Milwaukee native, David was playing the clubs as a preteen, and before he’d even come of age he was already grabbing the attention and respect of jazz legends like Sonny Stitt, and Chet Baker. They urged him to make the move to New York City, which he did in 1992.

Celebrating the Slide Hampton Octet

Celebrating the Slide Hampton Octet

Tuesday, March 08
10:00PM - 12:30AM

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Celebrating the Slide Hampton Octet

Celebrating the Slide Hampton Octet

Tuesday, March 08, 10:00PM - 12:30AM

Personnel:
Sam Dillon - Tenor Saxophone
Frank Basile - Baritone Saxophone
Nick Marchione - Trumpet
Bruce Harris - Trumpet
Rob Edwards - Trombone
James Burton - Trombone
Mike Karn - Bass
Charles Ruggiero - Drums

Celebrating the Slide Hampton Octet aims to honor and preserve the vast musical legacy of the great trombonist/composer/arranger/conductor Slide Hampton. The band performs repertoire from Hampton's powerhouse octet of the late '50s-early '60s. Thanks to Slide's magnificent orchestrations, 8 musicians often sound like a full big band of 16. The band's 2019 recording "Slide's Blues" (SmallsLive Records) features Slide himself as a guest soloist on two selections.

Wednesday, March 09

Imani Rousselle

Imani Rousselle

Wednesday, March 09
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Imani Rousselle

Imani Rousselle

Wednesday, March 09, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Imani Rousselle - Voice
TBA - Piano
TBA - Bass
TBA - Drums

Imani Rousselle is a Texas-born vocalist and composer currently living and operating out of NYC. Though she has studied in Classical, Jazz, and R&B styles of singing, Rousselle performs and composes in those styles in addition to rock, blues, folk, country, fusion, and more. Rousselle believes music to be a distillation of a spirit, and so choses never to limit the sound in which the expression breaks free. She has released this spirit through writing and singing with bandmate Jackson Shepard under Human Bloom, and also solo compositions. Rousselle earned a Bachelor of Music from Columbia College Chicago, also receiving a minor in management, an additional minor in environmental studies, and is currently working on a Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music. While in Chicago, Imani performed on many stages around the city including the legendary Jazz Showcase and The Green Mill, and since moving to New York just a few months before the global shutdown, she was able to sing on stages such as the world famous Dizzy's Jazz Club, Clements Place, the Schomburg Center in Harlem, and more. She has performed alongside great musicians including Stefon Harris, Casey Benjamin, Marc Carey, Jaleel Shaw, Cory Henry, and is looking forward to the living of life with renewed fervor for togetherness and creation.

J. Hoard

J. Hoard

Wednesday, March 09
10:00PM - 12:30AM

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J. Hoard

J. Hoard

Wednesday, March 09, 10:00PM - 12:30AM

Personnel:
J. Hoard - Voice
TBA - Piano
TBA - Bass
TBA - Drums

J. Hoard is a Brooklyn-based artist. In one performance you are given the core of the Black church and the allure of “The Great White Way” (Broadway). His original compositions and arrangements easily shift genre to articulate his vivid songwriting. This eclecticism has yielded collaborations with artists such as Black Coffee, Chance the Rapper, Brasstracks, and hip-hop royalty Jean Grae & Quelle Chris. Additionally, he has worked closely with a host of jazz/experimental artists such as Sonnymoon, Javier Santiago, Jose James TheLessonGK, and music legend Meshell Ndegeocello.

Thursday, March 10

Julieta Eugenio Trio: "Jump" Album Release

Julieta Eugenio Trio: "Jump" Album Release

Thursday, March 10
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Julieta Eugenio Trio: "Jump" Album Release

Julieta Eugenio Trio: "Jump" Album Release

Thursday, March 10, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Julieta Eugenio - Saxophone
Matt Dwonszyk - Bass
Jonathan Barber - Drums

JUMP is the debut album from astounding tenor saxophonist and composer Julieta Eugenio, who began her music journey in Argentina before relocating to New York City almost a decade ago. At the height of the pandemic, Eugenio began collaborating with bassist Matt Dwonszyk and drummer Jonathan Barber, meeting regularly to workshop her music. The trio soon developed an intricate trio chemistry forged around Eugenio’s brilliant and insightful compositions. Once it was safe to do so, the group hit the studio and recorded eight originals that cover a range of sentiments, from the introspective “Tres” to the ambiguously funky “Raccoon Tune.” The strength and maturity of Eugenio’s tenor concept comes across on two standards that round out the album; “Flamingo” and “Crazy He Calls Me.” This group takes the tenor-bass-drums trio configuration to new heights, covering a broad sonic palette and cementing Eugenio’s reputation as a composer and saxophonist.

Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield

Thursday, March 10
10:00PM - 12:30AM

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Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield

Thursday, March 10, 10:00PM - 12:30AM

Personnel:
Mark Whitfield - Guitar
TBA - Piano
TBA - Bass
TBA - Drums

Mark Whitfield graduated from Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music, the world’s foremost institution for the study of Jazz and modern American music in the spring of 1987. Shortly thereafter, he returned to his to his native New York to embark on a career as a Jazz Guitarist that afforded him the opportunity to collaborate with legendary artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Herbie Hancock, Carmen McRae, Gladys Knight, Burt Bacharach, Jimmy Smith, Clark Terry, Shirley Horn, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Joe Williams, Stanley Turrentine and his greatest teacher and mentor George Benson.

In 1990 the New York Times dubbed Whitfield “The Best Young Guitarist in the Business”. Later that year, Warner Bros. released his debut album “The Marksman”. The success of his debut release led to a recording career that has produced a total of 14 solo recordings and a myriad of collaborative efforts with some of the most important artists in recent years; Sting, Steven Tyler, D’Angelo, Mary J. Blige, John Mayer, Chaka Khan, Jill Scott, Diana Krall, Christian McBride, Chris Botti, Roy Hargrove and Nicholas Payton.

Friday, March 11

Ken Fowser Quintet

Ken Fowser Quintet

Friday, March 11
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Ken Fowser Quintet

Ken Fowser Quintet

Friday, March 11, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Ken Fowser - Saxophone
TBA - Trumpet
TBA - Piano
TBA - Bass
TBA - Drums

Since his arrival on the New York scene in 2005, Ken Fowser has continued to steer traditional harmony in uncharted directions. His lyrical approach to line construction and depth of harmonic sensibility allows him to record and play all over the world. A prolific composer, Fowser has celebrated four cooperative releases on Posi-tone Records, co-led with vibraphone virtuoso, Behn Gillece. His debut release as a leader, Standing Tall earned him the number-one spot on Jazz Week Radio Chart seven weeks in a row. Fowser enjoyed both downtown and uptown residencies at iconic New York venues, hosting the session at Smalls Jazz Club every Tuesday for four years, and playing the late set at Smoke Jazz and Supper Club every Friday for two years. He currently is the Music Curator for the Roxy Hotel New York, and performs every Friday at the Django with special guests each week.

Endea Owens and The Cookout

Endea Owens and The Cookout

Friday, March 11
10:00PM - 1:30AM

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Endea Owens and The Cookout

Endea Owens and The Cookout

Friday, March 11, 10:00PM - 1:30AM

Personnel:
Endea Owens - bass
TBA - Vocals
TBA - Saxophone
TBA - Piano
TBA - Drums

Lincoln Center’s emerging artist of 2019 and Detroit native Endea Owens, is a vibrant up and coming bassist. She has been mentored by the likes of Marcus Belgrave, Rodney Whitaker, and Ron Carter. She has toured and performed with Jennifer Holliday, Rhonda and Diana Ross, Jazzmeia Horn, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Steve Turre, and Lea Delaria from the Netflix original series “Orange is the New Black”. Endea is the bassist for Jon Batiste’s Stay Human and the house bassist for the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Saturday, March 12

Ed Cherry Trio

Ed Cherry Trio

Saturday, March 12
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Ed Cherry Trio

Ed Cherry Trio

Saturday, March 12, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Ed Cherry - Guitar
TBA - Organ
TBA - Drums

Ed Cherry is an American jazz guitarist and studio musician. Cherry is perhaps best known for his long association with trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, with whom he performed from 1978 until shortly before Gillespie's death in 1993. Since that time, he has worked with Paquito Rivera, Jon Faddis, John Patton, Hamiet Bluiett, Henry Threadgill, and Paula West. He has recorded a number of albums as a leader, his most recent “Soul Tree” and “It’s All Good” for Posi-tone Records.

Sarah Hanahan Quintet

Sarah Hanahan Quintet

Saturday, March 12
10:00PM - 1:30AM

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Sarah Hanahan Quintet

Sarah Hanahan Quintet

Saturday, March 12, 10:00PM - 1:30AM

Personnel:
Sarah Hanahan - Alto Saxophone
Steve Davis - Trombone
Donald Vega - Piano
Nat Reeves - Bass
Eric McPherson - Drums

Sarah Hanahan is an up-and-coming jazz saxophonist in New York City currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Jazz Performance at The Juilliard School. In 2015, Sarah was awarded a full scholarship to study jazz performance at the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz within the Hartt School of Music (University of Hartford). Her college professors include well-known jazz saxophone performers Javon Jackson and Abraham Burton.

Monday, March 14

Mingus Orchestra

Mingus Orchestra

Monday, March 14
7:30PM & 9:30PM

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Mingus Orchestra

Mingus Orchestra

Monday, March 14, 7:30PM & 9:30PM

Assembled in 1999 by Sue Mingus, the 10-piece Charles Mingus Orchestra plays with the intensity of Mingus Big Band, with a focus on composition and exploration of Mingus’ more diverse works. Its distinctive sound and textures emerge from an expanded repertory and more exotic instrumentation including bassoon, bass clarinet, French horn, and guitar ­— instruments not heard in the Big Band, and mostly non-traditional to jazz and modern improvisational music. The other six instruments are chaired by musicians that also perform in Mingus Big Band, and include drums, bass, trombone, trumpet, alto and tenor saxophone, with additional doublings on flute, soprano and clarinet.

Tuesday, March 15

Kalí Rodriguez-Peña Album Release: “Melange”

Kalí Rodriguez-Peña Album Release: “Melange”

Tuesday, March 15
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Kalí Rodriguez-Peña Album Release: “Melange”

Kalí Rodriguez-Peña Album Release: “Melange”

Tuesday, March 15, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Kalí Rodríguez-Peña - Trumpet
Kazemde George - Saxophonr
Gabriel Chakarji - Piano
Bam Bam Rodríguez - Bass
Zack O'Farrill - Drums
Victor Pablo García - Percussion

Since moving to New York City in 2014, Cuban trumpeter Kali Rodriguez-Peña, has been blending traditional sounds from his native country with the influences of some of his heroes like Miles Davis and Freddie Hubbard, and the compositional style of Wayne Shorter’s music, along with elements of R&B and Hip Hop. Solidly established on the scene, he is poised to become one of the leading voices of a generation of young talented Cuban musicians who are taking their best shot in the Big Apple.

Born and raised in Havana, Cuba, Kali has played with renowned Cuban and international musicians such as Wynton Marsalis, Arturo O’Farrill, Paquito D’Rivera, Chucho Valdés, Olga Tañón, Anat Cohen, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Michel Camilo, Miguel Zenón, Jeff “Tain” Watts, David Murray, Cándido Camero, Bobby Carcasses, among others. In March of 2016 he was selected as a finalist for the National Trumpet Competition. In Havana he won top prizes at the annual Jojazz contest for improvisation and best small combo. He arranged and produced his own album Gente de Colores in 2011. He has also performed in some of the top venues and festivals of the USA and Canada including Montreal Jazz Festival, Clifford Brown Jazz Festival, Exit Zero Jazz Festival, Symphony Space, Birdland, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Black Cat (SF), Freight and Salvage (Berkeley), and Dieze Once (Montreal), to mention just a few. In 2019 he graduated from the renowned Manhattan School of Music where he was awarded a full scholarship and studied under the tutelage of Jon Faddis and Stefon Harris. He has also been a guest lecturer at the University of California, Riverside on Cuban music and Jazz. Kalí also participated as a guest performer in the album “Familia” by Grammy-winning artists Arturo O’Farrill and Chucho Valdés, as well as Michel Camilo’s latest release “Essence.”

Maria Raquel

Maria Raquel

Tuesday, March 15
10:00PM - 12:30AM

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Maria Raquel

Maria Raquel

Tuesday, March 15, 10:00PM - 12:30AM

Personnel:
Maria Raquel - Vocals
Itai Kriss - Flute
Cesar Orozco - Piano
TBA - Bass
Pablo Bencid - Drums

Maria Raquel is a Colombian singer based in New York since 2016. She has participated in festivals such as the Tel Aviv Jazz Festival, the Summer Arts Festival, Color Es Festival and the Primavera Fest. She has taken her talent from Colombia to Germany, Israel, Netherlands now the United States. Her powerful voice makes her an outstanding ambassador of Latin music in the world.

Wednesday, March 16

Georgia Heers

Georgia Heers

Wednesday, March 16
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Georgia Heers

Georgia Heers

Wednesday, March 16, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Georgia Heers - Voice
TBA - Piano
TBA - Bass
TBA - Drums

Georgia Heers is a vocalist and composer residing in Harlem. She recently moved to New York City from Greenville, South Carolina to pursue her graduate studies at The Juilliard School. She aims to dedicate her life exploring the depths of music spanning across the African Diaspora. Georgia believes deeply in the healing components of music and artistic creation to cultivate community and healing.

Sachal Vasandani "Presents"

Sachal Vasandani "Presents"

Wednesday, March 16
10:00PM - 12:30AM

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Sachal Vasandani "Presents"

Sachal Vasandani "Presents"

Wednesday, March 16, 10:00PM - 12:30AM

Personnel:
Sachal Vasandani - Vocals
TBA - Vocals
TBA - Vocals
Victor Gould - Piano
Alex Claffy - Bass
Domo Branch - Drums

Singer Sachal Vasandani presents a monthly series celebrating New York's prominent jazz vocal scene. A rotating cast of singers, luminaries of today and tomorrow, will be featured in each set. Each singer will be highlighted exploring, improvising and having fun with the band and the audience. The Django is proud to bring the jazz community together with a space and a regular event for singers, instrumentalists, and their fans to swing and celebrate each other. Featuring: Sachal Vasandani and featured singers, changing each month, plus the ‘house band’ featuring Victor Gould on Piano, Alex Claffy on Bass, and Domo Branch on Drums.

Thursday, March 17

Miki Yamanaka Trio

Miki Yamanaka Trio

Thursday, March 17
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Miki Yamanaka Trio

Miki Yamanaka Trio

Thursday, March 17, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Miki Yamanaka - Piano
Matt Penman - Bass
TBA - Drums

Miki Yamanaka is a New York-based pianist from Kobe, Japan. After moving to New York City in 2012, she has studied Piano with Jason Lindner, Jeb Patton, and Fred Hersch, and Organ with Sam Yahel and Larry Goldings. In 2015 she was one of three pianists selected to participate in “Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead”, an intensive composition residency at the Kennedy Center. She earned her Master of Music degree from Queens College, receiving the Sir Roland Hanna Award. Miki has appeared in concert with many notable musicians including Steve Nelson, Victor Lewis, Antonio Hart and Peter Bernstein. She became one of the busiest pianists in NYC, holding residencies at Smalls and Mezzrow Jazz Clubs, and having multiple one-week-long engagements at Dizzy’s Club. She is the current pianist in the Philip Harper Quintet, the Roxy Coss Quintet and the Antonio Hart Group. Her latest release (Outside in Music, 2021) features Orlando le Fleming(bass), Mark Turner(saxophone).

Chelsea Baratz

Chelsea Baratz

Thursday, March 17
10:00PM - 12:30AM

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Chelsea Baratz

Chelsea Baratz

Thursday, March 17, 10:00PM - 12:30AM

Personnel:
Chelsea Baratz - Saxophone
TBA - Piano
TBA - Bass
TBA - Drums

Described by Urban Music Scene as “consummate, thoughtful and prodigious”, saxophonist Chelsea Baratz wields formidable genre-defying sensibilities and songwriting chops that cut at the knees of convention. The music chose the Pittsburgh born-and-raised saxophonist at an early age; out of that Steel City creative fire came an amalgam of influences that molded her signature versatility and musical sensitivities. Chelsea was educated by the elites of modern Pittsburgh jazz royalty, which included Roger Humphries, Dwayne Dolphin, and Sean Jones.
 
Chelsea continued her musical pilgrimage when she relocated to New York City in 2006. While studying at the New School, Chelsea recorded her debut album In Faith while simultaneously asserting herself as a dynamite presence on the New York scene. Since graduating in 2009, Chelsea has worked with such illustrious names as Aretha Franklin, Talib Kweli, Om’mas Keith, Kali Uchis, Matt Schofield, Orin Evans, Ben Williams and Dezron Douglas, among many others. Most recently, Chelsea continues to grace the stages & personnel lists with artists of critical acclaim such as Maurice Brown’s The Mood, Brandee Younger’s Somewhere Different, and Emmaline’s current single Get Lost.

Friday, March 18

Ken Fowser Quintet

Ken Fowser Quintet

Friday, March 18
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Ken Fowser Quintet

Ken Fowser Quintet

Friday, March 18, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Ken Fowser - Saxophone
TBA - Trumpet
TBA - Piano
TBA - Bass
TBA - Drums

Since his arrival on the New York scene in 2005, Ken Fowser has continued to steer traditional harmony in uncharted directions. His lyrical approach to line construction and depth of harmonic sensibility allows him to record and play all over the world. A prolific composer, Fowser has celebrated four cooperative releases on Posi-tone Records, co-led with vibraphone virtuoso, Behn Gillece. His debut release as a leader, Standing Tall earned him the number-one spot on Jazz Week Radio Chart seven weeks in a row. Fowser enjoyed both downtown and uptown residencies at iconic New York venues, hosting the session at Smalls Jazz Club every Tuesday for four years, and playing the late set at Smoke Jazz and Supper Club every Friday for two years. He currently is the Music Curator for the Roxy Hotel New York, and performs every Friday at the Django with special guests each week.

Akiko Tsuruga Quintet

Akiko Tsuruga Quintet

Friday, March 18
10:00PM - 1:30AM

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Akiko Tsuruga Quintet

Akiko Tsuruga Quintet

Friday, March 18, 10:00PM - 1:30AM

Personnel:
Akiko Tsuruga -Organ
Jerry Weldon -Saxophone
Joe Magnarelli -Trumpet
Charlie Sigler - Guitar
Carmen Intorre Jr -Drums

Raised in Osaka, Japan, this talented musician began studying the organ at the age of three, at the famed Yamaha Music School. After discovering her passion for jazz very early on in her musical journey, Akiko launched her career immediately after graduating from the Osaka College of Music. While living and playing in Osaka, she had many opportunities to perform with world- renowned jazz musicians from the United States. Meeting Grady Tate, in particular, was a life-changing event for Akiko.

​ After landing in the mecca for jazz, New York City, it didn’t take long for Akiko to make her mark - It was during these early years that she had the great pleasure of sitting in, playing gigs, and eventually recording with jazz greats such as Frank Wess, Jimmy Cobb, Grady Tate and other top NY musicians. Her reputation ultimately drew attention of Lou Donaldson as he chose her in 2006 as his quartet’s organist.

​ But it was the meeting of organ legend Dr. Lonnie Smith that proved to have the greatest impact on Akiko’s musical development and career. He became an important mentor to Akiko, and she considers him her greatest influence. She flourished and continued to be a constant draw on the NY jazz scene.

​ Akiko has ten albums as a leader to her credit both the U.S. and Japan. Her debut album in the U.S., “Sweet and Funky”, was selected as a “Best album of 2007” in DOWNBEAT Magazine. Her albums have constantly placed in the top ten on the National Radio Jazz Chart. Akiko also received the “Swing Journal Rising Star Award” (Japan) in 2010, Hot House Magazine (NYC) Best Organist’ in 2017, and the DOWNBEAT Magazine Critics Poll 2020 Rising Star Organ.

Saturday, March 19

Chris Lewis

Chris Lewis

Saturday, March 19
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Chris Lewis

Chris Lewis

Saturday, March 19, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Chris Lewis - Saxophones
Sean Mason - Piano
TBD - Bass
TBD - Drums

Chris Lewis has quickly established himself as an in-demand saxophonist and educator on both coasts of the United States. Lewis has played and worked with artists such as Herbie Hancock, Eric Reed, Terell Stafford, Delfeayo Marsalis, Rodney Green, Michael Buble, John Beasley’s MONK’estra and the GRAMMY-Award Winning Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, among numerous others. Lewis is an alumnus of the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance (formerly the Thelonious Monk Institute), where he was selected by jazz luminaries Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter to study under their tutelage. In addition to attending the Hancock Institute, Lewis is also an alumnus of Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance in Philadelphia and is currently working on his postgraduate studies at the Juilliard School.

Lezlie Harrison

Lezlie Harrison

Saturday, March 19
10:00PM - 1:30AM

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Lezlie Harrison

Lezlie Harrison

Saturday, March 19, 10:00PM - 1:30AM

Personnel:
Lezlie Harrison - Vocals
TBA - Guitar
TBA - Organ
TBA - Drums

Lezlie Harrison is her own personal renaissance. Her constant state of evolution and growth brings with it, gifts for 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 with her distinctive stamp and make a very personal delivery. On the planet's premier Jazz radio station; WBGO, her voice as a regular curator and presenter reveal the love and pride with which she regards America's classical music. Hyper-active on the New York and global Jazz scenes, Lezlie is also, along with the late Dale Fitzgerald and trumpeter Roy Hargrove, a member of the triumvirate responsible for launching New York's world-renowned JAZZ GALLERY. On occasion Lezlie lends her regal presence to the stage as an actress, bringing to those endeavors, the same sense of organic elegance that she brought to the runways and photo studios of Paris some years ago. By way of her childhood in New York and North Carolina or her maturation in New York, Boston or on stages throughout Asia, Russia, Europe, and elsewhere, Ms. Lezlie Harrison shows aesthetic evidence that she is a recipient of the lessons of dignity, integrity, and grace bestowed upon her by her elders and fine-tuned by her own history.

Monday, March 21

Mingus Big Band

Mingus Big Band

Monday, March 21
7:30PM & 9:30PM

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Mingus Big Band

Mingus Big Band

Monday, March 21, 7:30PM & 9:30PM

The Mingus Big Band celebrates the music of composer/bassist Charles Mingus, who died in 1979. Under the artistic direction of Sue Mingus, this 14-piece band performed Thursday nights from 1991 to 2004 at Fez under Time Cafe in New York City. It maintained weekly performances in the city from May 2004 until October 2008, when it began "Mingus Mondays" at Jazz Standard where it alternated with the Mingus Orchestra and Mingus Dynasty. Mingus Mondays became a NYC institution and Monday night stronghold for over 12 years, halted only by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mingus Big Band tours extensively in the United States and abroad, and has eleven recordings to its credit, six of which have been nominated for Grammys.

Tuesday, March 22

Michael Weiss Trio: "Persistence" Album Release

Michael Weiss Trio: "Persistence" Album Release

Tuesday, March 22
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Michael Weiss Trio: "Persistence" Album Release

Michael Weiss Trio: "Persistence" Album Release

Tuesday, March 22, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Michael Weiss - Piano
Paul Gill - Bass
Pete Van Nostrand - Drums

Pianist, composer, arranger and educator Michael Weiss has forged a formidable career working in the bands of jazz legends Johnny Griffin, Art Farmer, Slide Hampton, Frank Wess, the Heath Brothers, George Coleman, the Jazztet, Charles McPherson, Jon Hendricks, Lou Donaldson, Junior Cook, Bill Hardman, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and Mingus Epitaph Orchestra. He has also performed with Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw, Clark Terry, Clifford Jordan, Phil Woods, Pepper Adams, Ron Carter, David Newman, Gerry Mulligan, Nancy Wilson, Randy Brecker, Donald Byrd, Joe Wilder and other high profile jazz recording artists. As a band leader Weiss has headlined at every major New York venue, including the Village Vanguard, Blue Note, Jazz Standard, Birdland, Bradley’s, Iridium, Sweet Basil and Smoke. Television appearances include CBS-TV’s Nightwatch and PBS’ Live From Lincoln Center: The City of Jazz. NPR radio appearances include PianoJazz with Marion McPartland, Making the Music with Wynton Marsalis, Jazzset, and the Jazz Piano Christmas Special. Weiss was a 1989 prizewinner in the Thelonious Monk Institute's International Piano Competition and won the 2000 BMI/Thelonious Monk Institute's Composition Competition grand prize presented to him by Wayne Shorter. Weiss' five recordings as a leader are on the Cellar Live, CrissCross, SteepleChase, DIW and Sintra labels.

Jeffery Miller

Jeffery Miller

Tuesday, March 22
10:00PM - 12:30AM

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Jeffery Miller

Jeffery Miller

Tuesday, March 22, 10:00PM - 12:30AM

Personnel:
Jeffery Miller - Trombone
Chris Bittner - Saxophone
Sean Mason - Piano
Philip Norris - Bass
Charles Goold - Drums

Born and raised in New Orleans by his maternal grandparents, trombonist and singer Jeffery Miller understands that you don’t get to where you want to be without sacrifice. When jazz vanguard Wynton Marsalis hand picked him out of high school to join him at Juilliard, Jeffery knew that he would have to leave his aging grandparents behind to chase his dream in New York. Now 25, Miller has scored 3 GRAMMY® nominations in 2019 for contributions to projects by Jon Batiste and John Legend. Graduating from Juilliard with both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees (in 2018 and 2020 respectively), he’s set on a path to make his mark as a solo artist merging two musical souls. One remains deeply rooted in the melodic jazz trombone that rings closer to home, and the other in his voice echoing the sound of contemporary R&B artists like Ty Dolla $ign and Frank Ocean. Both are intertwined by a tale of two cities and the people in them who make Jeffery Miller who he is today.

Wednesday, March 23

“Terreno Comum” feat. Alexia Bomtempo

“Terreno Comum” feat. Alexia Bomtempo

Wednesday, March 23
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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“Terreno Comum” feat. Alexia Bomtempo

“Terreno Comum” feat. Alexia Bomtempo

Wednesday, March 23, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Alexia Bomtempo - Vocals
Orrin Evans - Piano
Leandro Pellegrino - Guitar
Luques Curtis - Bass
TBA - Drums

Pianist-composer Orrin Evans, who is also appearing at the Exit Zero Jazz Festival with his Captain Black Big Band, unveils his new Brazilian project for the first time in Cape May. Born out of a commissioned project by The August Wilson African American Cultural Center, Terreno Comum is a powerful collective comprised of some of the most acclaimed musicians in modern jazz and Brazilian music. With Evans as musical director, this new quintet features Brazilian-American singer-songwriter Alexia Bomtempo, bassist Luques Curtis, drummer Clarence Penn and São Paulo-born guitarist Leandro Pellegrino. The song list includes beautiful arrangements of Brazilian standards giving an opportunity for all to shine. Their debut album will be released on Evans’ label, Imani Records, later in 2021. While the members of Terreno Comum may come from disparate backgrounds — Alexia from Rio de Janeiro, Leandro from São Paulo, Luques from Hartford, Clarence from Detroit, Orrin from Trenton — they share a musical “common ground” (the English translation of the band name). Hear their masterful interpretations of soothing bossa novas and alluring sambas in their Exit Zero Jazz Festival debut.

Lucy Wijnands feat. Omer Avital

Lucy Wijnands feat. Omer Avital

Wednesday, March 23
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Lucy Wijnands feat. Omer Avital

Lucy Wijnands feat. Omer Avital

Wednesday, March 23, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Lucy Wijnads - Vocals
TBA - Piano
Omer Avital - Bass
TBA - Drums

Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, she got her start performing with her father, master of stride piano, Bram Wijnands. Now a recent graduate and former Ella Fitzgerald scholar at the Conservatory of Music at SUNY Purchase, emerging jazz vocalist Lucy Wijnands has been named the 1st place winner of the 4th annual Ella Fitzgerald Vocal Competition. Wijnands has received the 2020 President's Award for Achievement for the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music as well as a Downbeat Student Music Award as Outstanding Jazz Vocal Soloist. In the fall of 2020, Wijnands performed in Tokyo, Japan, serving as an ambassador for Purchase College as their Ella Fitzgerald Scholar and recipient of the President’s Award of Achievement. Wijnands has completed a five month residency with the Birdland Big Band and has performed with musicians as acclaimed as Jon Faddis, Joe Lovano and Kenny Washington. In 2016, marking the beginning of her professional jazz studies, she appeared in concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room. Wijnands is now working on her debut album, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” with an interdisciplinary approach to jazz music.

Thursday, March 24

Adi Myerson

Adi Myerson

Thursday, March 24
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Adi Myerson

Adi Myerson

Thursday, March 24, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Adi Myerson - Bass
Caili O'Doherty - Piano
Cory Cox - Drums

She was born in San Francisco, CA and at the age two, relocated with her family to Jerusalem, Israel where she grew up.

In August 2012 she moved To New York to continue her studies at "The New School for jazz and contemporary music” and late on at “Manhattan School of Music” for her MM.

She had been fortunate to have studied with Master Musicians such as Ron Carter, Reggie Workman, Bob Cranshaw, Miguel Zenon, Jim Mcneely, Dave Leibman and many others.

Since Moving to New York, She has played with many greats such as Joel Frahm, Joe Magnarelli, Steve Nelson, Charli Persip and many others around the NYC area in highly renown venues such as Mezzrow, Smalls jazz, The Jazz Standard, Smoke and others.

In September 2017, the band recoded their debut record "Where We Stand" which contains 9 original compositions all by Meyerson.on "Where We Stand" Meyerson showcases her talent as both a Bassist and Composer with an All Star Band featuring special guest vocalist and guitarist Camila Meza, tenor saxophonist Joel Frahm, trumpeter Freddie Hendrix, pianist Mike King and drummer Kush Abadey. Where We Stand, signified by the title track, and as a whole, represents times of uncertainty and change. Through this dynamic music, Meyerson displays how these particular moments, although unpredictable and ambivalent, can sometimes also carry a feeling of excitement and anticipation. For Meyerson, the album title feels relevant to her, both as an individual and as a part of the current social climate we all live in today. The Album was very well received and Meyerson's music was referred to as "Intuitive and perspicacious, that displays a musical maturity that belies her newcomer status.”Downbeat Magazine

Django Allstars

Django Allstars

Thursday, March 24
10:00PM - 12:30AM

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Django Allstars

Django Allstars

Thursday, March 24, 10:00PM - 12:30AM

Personnel:
Ken Fowser - Saxophone
Bruce Harris - Trumpet
Anthony Wonsey - Piano
Alexander Claffy - Bass
Joe Farnsworth - Drums

The Django Allstars is a collective unit comprised of some of the best musicians in NYC. All of them have led multiple gigs at the Django, and have performed throughout the world. This super group represents straight ahead and modern Jazz at it's finest.

Friday, March 25

Ken Fowser Quintet

Ken Fowser Quintet

Friday, March 25
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Ken Fowser Quintet

Ken Fowser Quintet

Friday, March 25, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Ken Fowser - Saxophone
TBA - Trumpet
TBA - Piano
TBA - Bass
TBA - Drums

Since his arrival on the New York scene in 2005, Ken Fowser has continued to steer traditional harmony in uncharted directions. His lyrical approach to line construction and depth of harmonic sensibility allows him to record and play all over the world. A prolific composer, Fowser has celebrated four cooperative releases on Posi-tone Records, co-led with vibraphone virtuoso, Behn Gillece. His debut release as a leader, Standing Tall earned him the number-one spot on Jazz Week Radio Chart seven weeks in a row. Fowser enjoyed both downtown and uptown residencies at iconic New York venues, hosting the session at Smalls Jazz Club every Tuesday for four years, and playing the late set at Smoke Jazz and Supper Club every Friday for two years. He currently is the Music Curator for the Roxy Hotel New York, and performs every Friday at the Django with special guests each week.

Roxy Coss Quintet: "Disparate Parts" Album Release

Roxy Coss Quintet: "Disparate Parts" Album Release

Friday, March 25
10:00PM - 1:30AM

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Roxy Coss Quintet: "Disparate Parts" Album Release

Roxy Coss Quintet: "Disparate Parts" Album Release

Friday, March 25, 10:00PM - 1:30AM

Personnel:
Roxy Coss - Saxophone
Alex Wintz - Guitar
Miki Yamanaka - Piano
Rick Rosato - Bass
Jimmy Macbride - Drums

Musician, Composer and Activist Roxy Coss has performed around the world as a bandleader and a side musician with jazz legends such as Clark Terry, Billy Kaye, Maurice Hines, Rufus Reid, Louis Hayes, Gene Perla, Claudio Roditi, Willie Jones III, Jeremy Pelt, Darcy James Argue, and is a member of the DIVA Jazz Orchestra. A recipient of an ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award, the Downbeat Critics’ Poll listed Coss as a "Rising Star" on Soprano Saxophone the past seven years, called her "An exceptional young talent”, and Jazziz Magazine listed her an “Artist to Watch in 2019”. She is also the recipient of the Hothouse Magazine & Jazzmobile “Tenor Saxophone” Award in 2019. The Roxy Coss Quintet, featuring some of the world’s finest young musicians, is the first-ever recipient of the Emerging Artist Project, a four-year grant from the Local 802 Musicians Union. Catch their album release show celebrating Roxy’s sixth recording as a leader, “Disparate Parts” (Outside in Music), releasing March 25, 2022. The new recording encompasses original music by Roxy and several other members in the band, exploring differing identities, soundscapes, textures, and grooves.

Saturday, March 26

Joe Farnsworth Trio

Joe Farnsworth Trio

Saturday, March 26
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Joe Farnsworth Trio

Joe Farnsworth Trio

Saturday, March 26, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Joe Farsnworth - Drums
TBA - Piano
TBA - Bass

One of the most highly regarded jazz drummers on the scene today, Joe is known for his blazing speed, precision, musical, and melodic playing. Upon moving to New York City, he led the weekend jazz combos at Augie’s (now Smoke Jazz & Supper Club). He performed with Junior Cook, Cecil Payne, John Ore, Big John Patton, Harold Mabern, Eddie Henderson, John Jenkins and his brothers, John and James. Joseph’s career includes recording over 100 CD’s as leader and side-man, jazz festivals and world tours with Pharaoh Sanders, Horace Silver, Harold Mabern, McCoy Tyner, Cedar Walton, Diana Krall, Benny Golson, George Coleman, Johnny Griffin, Lou Donaldson, Benny Green, Harold Mabern, Barry Harris, Curtis Fuller to name a few.

Mariel Bildsten

Mariel Bildsten

Saturday, March 26
10:00PM - 1:30AM

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Mariel Bildsten

Mariel Bildsten

Saturday, March 26, 10:00PM - 1:30AM

Personnel:
Mariel Bildsten - Trombone
Bruce Harris - Trumpet
Erena Terakubo - Alto
Ruben Fox - Tenor
Sean Mason - Piano
Marty Jaffe - Bass
Charles Goold - Drums

Mariel Bildsten is a trombonist, based in New York City. Mariel currently works as a bandleader and side-woman, playing in jazz big bands and small groups, as well as Afro-Latin music, rock, funk, and R&B bands. She is the lead trombonist in Arturo O'Farrill's Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra and tours internationally with the rock band Brass Against. She has performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, London’s O2 Arena, the Apollo Theater, Birdland Jazz Club, Smalls Jazz Club, and Smoke Jazz Club, among other venues and festivals. Mariel has also performed alongside Jennifer Hudson, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Roy Hargrove, Wycliffe Gordon, Brian Lynch, Cyrus Chestnut, and Frank Lacy. Her own groups, ranging from duo to septet, have headlined jazz festivals, played around the country, and perform regularly in New York City. Her debut record “Backbone” (2020) received rave reviews.

Monday, March 28

Mingus Big Band

Mingus Big Band

Monday, March 28
7:30PM & 9:30PM

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Mingus Big Band

Mingus Big Band

Monday, March 28, 7:30PM & 9:30PM

The Mingus Big Band celebrates the music of composer/bassist Charles Mingus, who died in 1979. Under the artistic direction of Sue Mingus, this 14-piece band performed Thursday nights from 1991 to 2004 at Fez under Time Cafe in New York City. It maintained weekly performances in the city from May 2004 until October 2008, when it began "Mingus Mondays" at Jazz Standard where it alternated with the Mingus Orchestra and Mingus Dynasty. Mingus Mondays became a NYC institution and Monday night stronghold for over 12 years, halted only by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mingus Big Band tours extensively in the United States and abroad, and has eleven recordings to its credit, six of which have been nominated for Grammys.

Tuesday, March 29

Elio Villafranca Quartet

Elio Villafranca Quartet

Tuesday, March 29
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Elio Villafranca Quartet

Elio Villafranca Quartet

Tuesday, March 29, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Elio Villafranca - Piano
TBA - Bass
TBA - Drums
TBA - Percussion

Born in the Pinar del Río province of Cuba, Steinway Artist, Grammy Nominated, and 2014 Jalc Millennium Swing Award! recipient pianist and composer Elio Villafranca was classically trained in percussion and composition at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba.

Since his arrival in the U.S. in mid 1995, Elio Villafranca is at the forefront of the latest generation of remarkable pianists, composers and bandleaders. His concert Letters to Mother Africa was selected by NYC Jazz Record as Best Concerts in 2016. In 2015, Mr. Villafranca was among the 5 pianists hand picked by Chick Corea to perform at the first Chick Corea Jazz Festival, curated by Chick him self at JALC. Elio Villafranca’s new album Caribbean Tinge (Motema), received a 2014 Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik Nomination by the German Records Critics Award, as well has been selected by JazzTimes and DownBeat magazines for a feature on their very competitive section Editor’s Pick. He also received a 2010 Grammy Nomination in the Best Latin Jazz Album of the Year category. In 2008 The Jazz Corner nominated Elio Villafranca as pianist of the year. That year, Mr. Villafranca was also honored by BMI with the BMI Jazz Guaranty Award and received the first NFA/Heineken Green Ribbon Master Artist Music Grant for the creation of his Concerto for Mariachi, for Afro-Cuban Percussion and Symphony Orchestra. Finally, his first album, Incantations/ Encantaciones, featuring Pat Martino, Terell Stafford, and Dafnis Prieto was ranked amongst the 50 best jazz albums of the year by JazzTimes magazine in 2003.

Over the years Elio Villafranca has recorded and performed nationally and internationally as a leader, featuring jazz master artists such as Pat Martino, Terell Stafford, Billy Hart, Paquito D’Rivera, Eric Alexander, and Lewis Nash, David Murray, and Wynton Marsalis among other. As a sideman Elio Villafranca has collaborated with leading jazz and Latin jazz artists including: Chick Corea, Jon Faddis, Billy Harper, Sonny Fortune, Giovanni Hidalgo, Miguel Zenón, and Johnny Pacheco among others.

This year, 2017 Elio Villafranca received The Sunshine Award, founded in 1989 to recognize excellence in the performing arts, education, science and sports of the various Caribbean countries, South America, Centro America, and Africa. He is based in New York City and he is a faculty member of Temple University, Philadelphia, The Juilliard School of Music, New York University, and Manhattan School of Music in NYC.

Los Hacheros

Los Hacheros

Tuesday, March 29
10:00PM - 12:30AM

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Los Hacheros

Los Hacheros

Tuesday, March 29, 10:00PM - 12:30AM

Personnel:
Jeremy Bosch - Vocals
Itai Kriss - Flute
Eddie Venegas - Violin and Trombone
Jacob Plasse - Tres
William Ash - Bass
Marcos Lopez - Conga
Carlitos Padron - Bongo
Jacob Plasse (Tres)

Brooklyn’s Los Hacheros are modern day torchbearers of the Golden Age of Latin music. Their beat revives folkloric styles like Son Montuno, Guaracha and Salsa, and often combines them with Bomba, a fiery rhythm from the mountains of Puerto Rico.

Wednesday, March 30

Holly Bean Trio

Holly Bean Trio

Wednesday, March 30
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Holly Bean Trio

Holly Bean Trio

Wednesday, March 30, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Holly Bean - Piano and Vocals
Alexander Claffy - Bass
Keith Balla - Drums

Jazz pianist, vocalist and visual artist Holly Bean has been playing the piano since the age of three, though she was mostly self taught until meeting former Jazz Messenger and world-renowned pianist Donald Brown during her undergraduate studies at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. With years of classical voice experience and independent piano study under her belt, Holly’s musical expression transformed and flourished rapidly under Brown’s instruction, and after just two years of studying the jazz idiom she was performing at international jazz piano competitions and moving to New York City to pursue her music career as member of the rare breed of jazz singer-pianists. Holly has performed as artist in residence at venues such as the Woolworth Building and Grand Hotel (Mackinac Island). The up-and-coming artist is now set to perform her next debut at Birdland Jazz Club in March 2022.

Misha Piatigorsky Trio  feat. Vocalist Kennedy

Misha Piatigorsky Trio feat. Vocalist Kennedy

Wednesday, March 30
10:00PM - 12:30AM

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Misha Piatigorsky Trio  feat. Vocalist Kennedy

Misha Piatigorsky Trio feat. Vocalist Kennedy

Wednesday, March 30, 10:00PM - 12:30AM

Personnel:
Misha Piatigorsky - Piano
Kennedy - Vocals
TBA - Bass
TBA - Drums

Misha Piatigorsky is a pianist, composer, and producer living in NYC. He concertizes internationally with his trio, frequenting clubs and concert halls throughout Europe, USA, and South America. He is known for his unique melodic and harmonic language that keeps the audience on their feet. His infectious energy radiates any room he plays. Misha spent eight years being the music director for legendary jazz vocalist Mark Murphy and in 2004 won the prestigious Thelonius Monk Competition as a composer. Misha is the founder of the new highly sought after speak easy, The Daddy Rabbit.

Thursday, March 31

Dan Aran Band

Dan Aran Band

Thursday, March 31
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Dan Aran Band

Dan Aran Band

Thursday, March 31, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Dan Aran - Drums
Itai Kriss - Flute
Alon Yavnai - Piano
Matt Clohesy - Bass
Samuel Torres - Percussion

In the past two decades Dan Aran has been Touring, recording and performing with artists such as Harry Whitaker, Natalie Merchant, Stacey Kent, Adam Birnbaum Trio, Kevin Mahogany, Peter Bernstein, Joe Magnarelli, Wayne Tucker, Madeleine Peyroux, and many others. From playing 1920's music with The Michael Arenella Dreamland Orchestra, to Middle Eastern and Latin grooves with Itai Kriss's TELAVANA, Dan's versatility and ability to play different styles is what makes him unique.

Ian Hendrickson-Smith

Ian Hendrickson-Smith

Thursday, March 31
10:00PM - 12:30AM

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Ian Hendrickson-Smith

Ian Hendrickson-Smith

Thursday, March 31, 10:00PM - 12:30AM

Personnel:
Ian Hendrickson-Smith - Saxophone
TBA - Piano
TBA - Bass
TBA - Drums

New York City-based saxophonist and flutist Ian Hendrickson-Smith is mostly noted for his remarkable tone, soulful approach and blues-driven melodies. Equally adept on all the saxophones, Ian stays very busy doing what he loves and loves staying busy! Currently, you can find Ian playing on the road with The Roots or on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. Hendrickson-Smith’s extensive recording experience includes the release of twelve jazz records as a leader. His most recent, The Lowdown (Cellar Music 2020) is currently charting at #18 on the national jazz charts.

Thursday, April 07

Simon Moullier Quartet

Simon Moullier Quartet

Thursday, April 07
7:00PM - 9:30PM

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Simon Moullier Quartet

Simon Moullier Quartet

Thursday, April 07, 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Personnel:
Simon Moullier - Vibes
Lex Korten - Piano
Mats Sandahl - Bass
Alon Benjamini - Drums

Vibraphonist, composer, and bandleader, Simon Moullier has distinguished himself as one of the leading voices of his generation on the instrument. After being mentored by Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones & Jimmy Heath at the Thelonious Monk Institute he is now based in New York and has released 2 albums as a leader. In the fall 2020, he releases his debut album “Spirit Song” on the New York City label Outside In Music. He follows up less than a year after, in June 2021, with his standards Trio Album “Countdown” on Fresh Sound Records.

“Moullier’s finesse on vibraphone is fully apparent, instilling the music with elegance” -Downbeat