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Thursday, June 30

Ian Hendrickson-Smith

Ian Hendrickson-Smith

Thursday, June 30
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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Ian Hendrickson-Smith

Ian Hendrickson-Smith

Thursday, June 30, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

Personnel:
Ian Hendrickson-Smith - Saxophone
TBA

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, July 01

Ed Cherry Quartet feat. Mike Moreno

Ed Cherry Quartet feat. Mike Moreno

Friday, July 01
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Ed Cherry Quartet feat. Mike Moreno

Ed Cherry Quartet feat. Mike Moreno

Friday, July 01, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Personnel:
Ed Cherry - Guitar
Mike Moreno - Guitar
Gary Wang - Bass
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.

Freddy DeBoe Band

Freddy DeBoe Band

Friday, July 01
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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Freddy DeBoe Band

Freddy DeBoe Band

Friday, July 01, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

Personnel
Freddy DeBoe - Saxophone
Joe Crispiano - Guitar
Eric Finland - Organ
Evan Pazner - Drums
Moses Patrou - Percussion

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.

Saturday, July 02

David Gibson Quartet

David Gibson Quartet

Saturday, July 02
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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David Gibson Quartet

David Gibson Quartet

Saturday, July 02, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Personnel:
David Gibson - Trombone
Mike King - Piano
Joseph Lepore - Bass
Kush Abadey - Drums

David Gibson spent his quarantine time composing much new music and he's thrilled to be able to once again share his handiwork with live audiences. His quartet, which includes Mike King(piano), Joseph Lepore(bass), and Anwar Marshall(drums), is an exciting brigade of like-minded musicians who aim to provide an evening of compelling music for all comers. You're invited to come and get the recommended daily allowance of music you've been missing for too long.

Alphonso Horne and The Gotham Kings

Alphonso Horne and The Gotham Kings

Saturday, July 02
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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Alphonso Horne and The Gotham Kings

Alphonso Horne and The Gotham Kings

Saturday, July 02, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

Personnel:
Alphonso Horn - Trumpet/Vocals
TBA

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, July 04

Closed for the 4th of July

Closed for the 4th of July

Monday, July 04

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Closed for the 4th of July

Closed for the 4th of July

Monday, July 04,

The Django is closed for the 4th of July. We re-open Tuesday to a full week of great music!

Tuesday, July 05

Liz Rosa Brazilian Quintet

Liz Rosa Brazilian Quintet

Tuesday, July 05
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Liz Rosa Brazilian Quintet

Liz Rosa Brazilian Quintet

Tuesday, July 05, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Personnel:
Liz Rosa - Vocals
Misha Piatigorsky - Piano
Vinicius Gomes - Guitar
Gili Lopes - Bass
Dennis Boolyoins - Drums

Liz Rosa is a Brazilian singer based in New York City. Born in Natal, Liz began her musical career in 2002 at age of sixteen. After establishing her presence in the northeast of Brazil, she moved in 2007 to Rio de Janeiro. In 2012, she released her debut album "LIZ ROSA" (distributed by Som Livre) getting the attention of listeners and critics in Brazil.

In Rio de Janeiro, Liz has performed at some of the most important venues in town such as Vivo Rio, Beco das Garrafas, Rival Theater, and Blue Note Rio. She has also appeared on national TV shows and has performed with well-known Brazilian artists including João Bosco, João Donato, Leila Pinheiro and Roberto Menescal.

Her international debut happened in 2013 at the II Cotai Jazz & Blues Festival, in Macau (China). Since then Liz Rosa has performed at several festivals and jazz clubs around the world such as Punta del Este International Jazz Festival (Punta del Este, Uruguay), Rigas Ritmi Jazz Festival (Riga, Latvia), Złota Tarka Festival of Traditional Jazz (Ilawa, Poland), Jazz at The Lyric (Toronto, Canada), Hot Club de Portugal (Lisbon, Portugal) and Jazzahead (Bremen, Germany).

In 2016, she moved to New York City to pursue the next levels of her musical development. Since then she has been performing at respected jazz clubs including Mezzrow, 55 Bar, Jazz Forum, Zinc, The Django and Birdland, to name a few.

Los Hacheros

Los Hacheros

Tuesday, July 05
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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Los Hacheros

Los Hacheros

Tuesday, July 05, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

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, July 06

ELEW Acoustic Trio

ELEW Acoustic Trio

Wednesday, July 06
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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ELEW Acoustic Trio

ELEW Acoustic Trio

Wednesday, July 06, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

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

*Special event cover charge of $35 per person.

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.

ELEW Electro Acoustic Trio and Dance Party

ELEW Electro Acoustic Trio and Dance Party

Wednesday, July 06
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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ELEW Electro Acoustic Trio and Dance Party

ELEW Electro Acoustic Trio and Dance Party

Wednesday, July 06, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

Personnel:
Eric Lewis - Piano
Conrad Korsch - Bass
Mike Piolet - Drums

*Special event cover charge of $35 per person.

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.

Thursday, July 07

Jason Tiemann Trio

Jason Tiemann Trio

Thursday, July 07
7:30PM

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Jason Tiemann Trio

Jason Tiemann Trio

Thursday, July 07, 7:30PM

Jason Tiemann is a New York City based jazz drummer, where he maintains a busy schedule as a freelance performer and educator. Admittedly drawing influence from the great(s) Philly Joe Jones, Tony Williams, Elvin Jones and Billy Higgins, Tiemann is quickly forging his musical voice on the New York scene by fusing his depth of historical foundation with crisp technique and propulsive, intuitive swing. Tiemann is currently on the jazz faculty of the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz at the university of Hartford. Additionally, he has been an artist/clinician for the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops since 1998. Before moving to NYC, he was an active component of the Midwest Jazz community where he was in constant demand throughout the region as a performer and educator and was afforded the opportunity to accompany numerous jazz luminaries. Throughout his career, he has performed and/or recorded with an astonishing array of musicians including, but certainly not limited to, Benny Golson, David Liebman, Harold Mabern, Eric Alexander, Mike LeDonne, Peter Bernstein, Slide Hampton and countless others on the New York scene.

Vivian Sessoms

Vivian Sessoms

Thursday, July 07
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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Vivian Sessoms

Vivian Sessoms

Thursday, July 07, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

Personnel:
Vivian Sessoms - Vocals

Accomplished singer and Harlem native Vivian Sessoms, in the company of some of the world’s finest musicians, stakes a claim to a sound all her own on her new album LIFE. Having earned her stripes as a performer with Ryuichi Sakamoto, P. Diddy, Michael Jackson, Donna Summer and many others, Sessoms and co-producer/creative partner Chris Parks bring their vast array of experiences to bear on an inspired, jazz-influenced set that proves Sessoms a fiery, forward-thinking artist in her own right.

“Although LIFE started out as a jazz record,” Sessoms recalls, “there was a lot happening here in the U.S. and in the world, and that really started to shape and influence my choices in what to record. I was also writing songs that were going in a bit of a different direction, and that’s kind of when it all started to come together.” Whether she’s recasting material by Billy Strayhorn, Stevie Wonder, The Stylistics and Cole Porter or putting forward her riveting originals including the topical “I Can’t Breathe,” Sessoms is consistently powerful and very much at home within these finely crafted and surprising arrangements.

Friday, July 08

Calvin Johnson and Native Son

Calvin Johnson and Native Son

Friday, July 08
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Calvin Johnson and Native Son

Calvin Johnson and Native Son

Friday, July 08, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

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

Friday, July 08
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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Jeffery Miller

Jeffery Miller

Friday, July 08, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

Personnel:
Jeffery Miller - Trombone
Chris Bittner - Saxophone
Sean Mason - Piano
Daniel Winshall - 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.

Saturday, July 09

Charles Owens  Quartet

Charles Owens Quartet

Saturday, July 09
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Charles Owens  Quartet

Charles Owens Quartet

Saturday, July 09, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Personnel:
Charles Owens - Saxophone
Miki Yamanaka - Piano
Alexander Claffy - Bass
Charles Goold - Drums

Charles Owens is a master tenor saxophonist, composer, band leader, recording artist, and educator and has been performing, composing, and teaching for over 30 years. After attending the New School and working as a musician in New York City from 1992 to 2004, he is currently living in Richmond, VA. Charles is an integral part of the vibrant music scene there and in Charlottesville, VA. He also travels back to New York several times a year to perform at venues such as Smalls, The Django, and others

Joe Farnsworth

Joe Farnsworth

Saturday, July 09
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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Joe Farnsworth

Joe Farnsworth

Saturday, July 09, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

Personnel:
Joe Farsnworth - Drums
TBA

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.

Monday, July 11

Mingus Monday

Mingus Monday

Monday, July 11
7:30PM & 9:30PM

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Mingus Monday

Mingus Monday

Monday, July 11, 7:30PM & 9:30PM

Every Monday at the Django we feature one of these incredible bands: Mingus Big Band, Mingus Dynasty, or Mingus Orchestra! Shows are at 7:30PM and 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, July 12

Elio Villafranca Quartet

Elio Villafranca Quartet

Tuesday, July 12
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Elio Villafranca Quartet

Elio Villafranca Quartet

Tuesday, July 12, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Personnel:
Elio Villafranca - Piano
Vincent Herring - Saxophone
Adam Olszewski - Bass
Domo Branch - Drums

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.

La Pachamambo

La Pachamambo

Tuesday, July 12
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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La Pachamambo

La Pachamambo

Tuesday, July 12, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

Personnel:
TBA

La Pachamambo is a New York City-based 10 piece salsa group dedicated to performing the best of the salsa, mambo and boogaloo repertoire. Featuring the hits of the legendary Fania Allstars, Celia Cruz, Hector Lavoe, Richie Ray, Buena Vista Social Club, La Lupe, Perez Prado and more, La Pachamambo will have you dancing all night long with their high energy performance. La Pachamambo has performed nationally and internationally and is available for both public and private bookings. The group features Cristina Kaminis (Mexico) and Bryan Martinez (Dominican Republic/Puerto Rico) on vocals and is led by pianist/composer Kate Dunphy.

Wednesday, July 13

Stacy Dillard

Stacy Dillard

Wednesday, July 13
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Stacy Dillard

Stacy Dillard

Wednesday, July 13, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Personnel:
Stacy Dillard - Saxophone
TBA

Stacy Dillard started playing the saxophone at a rather late age. Stacy attended college at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio to study with Dr. William Denza, Jim Smith, Chris Berg, and Lenard Moses. Very quickly, Dillard acquired the necessary knowledge that would soon put his name out on the local scene. It was a run-in with Wynton Marsalis in Dayton, Ohio that would turn his attention to the New York Scene. After graduation, Stacy took the act to Cincinnati, where he stayed for a short time and made his first recording appearance with Mike Wade on trumpet, drummer Melvin Broach and pianist William Menefield. Stacy then made his way to New York City where he has been playing saxophone ever since.

Jonathan Barber "Poetic" Album Release

Jonathan Barber "Poetic" Album Release

Wednesday, July 13
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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Jonathan Barber "Poetic" Album Release

Jonathan Barber "Poetic" Album Release

Wednesday, July 13, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

Personnel:
Jonathan Barber - Drums
Shenel Johns - Vocals
Piano - TBD
Matt Dwonszyk - Bass

New York City-based Jonathan Barber was voted the #1 Up-and-Coming Drummer of 2018 in Modern Drummer. Only 29 years old, he has already recorded and toured worldwide with such artists as Pat Metheny, Nicholas Payton, Buster Williams, Jeremy Pelt, Wallace Roney, Terrace Martin, Jennifer Holiday, Harold Mabern, Steve Davis, Stefon Harris, and many more. Barber has also been called on for such significant performances as Jimmy Greene’s Ana Grace Project (with an all-star band comprised of Greene, Kenny Barron, John Patitucci, and Kurt Elling) and back-to-back sold-out concerts with the Brooklyn Philharmonic and Erykah Badu at the BAM Opera House.

In addition to his first-call status as a sideman, Barber has recently stepped forth as a composer and leader with his Vision Ahead band, featuring saxophonist Godwin Louis, guitarist Andrew Renfroe, bassist Matt Dwonszyk, and pianist Taber Gable. Even with Barber’s history of high-profile gigs and recordings taken into consideration, DownBeat magazine calls Vision Ahead’s self-titled debut album his “greatest accomplishment to date.” Released on Rockwood Music Hall’s largest stage in May 2018, Vision Ahead is a powerful declaration of intent for a band that’s been making waves on the modern jazz scene since its debut performance at Smalls Jazz Club. The group’s blend of classic, swinging jazz with elements of gospel, rock, soul, and fusion is a compelling showcase of Barber’s broad stylistic range as a composer and performer. Jonathan Barber & Vision Ahead was featured and headline the 2018 Rainy Days Jazz Festival held in St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia.

Born in Hartford, CT, Barber has been playing drums since the age of five, initially falling in love with the instrument through watching his father perform in the family church. Barber’s upbringing in the church instilled within him a deep appreciation of the power, passion, and full sound of the gospel music tradition, and he now brings its infectious energy to the wide range of styles in his musical toolkit. Early influences also includes beginning George Duke, Fred Hammond, Weather Report, Yellowjackets and Commissioned, and classic jazz titans like Miles Davis, Jackie Mclean, Art Blakey, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Tony Williams and Thelonious Monk. With soul, impeccable groove, and explosive chops, Barber has synthesized his favorite traditions into a thoroughly modern and endlessly adaptable musical expression that connects with listeners from across generations.

Thursday, July 14

Hornē Electric Band

Hornē Electric Band

Thursday, July 14
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Hornē Electric Band

Hornē Electric Band

Thursday, July 14, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

The Brooklyn based electro-funk group Hornē Electric Band has forged an identifiable and infectious group sound. Their debut album on Ropeadope Records featured collaborative tracks with famed guitarists John Scofield and Lionel Loueke, as well as appearances with saxophonists Chris Potter, John Ellis and Donny McCaslin. They have performed all over NYC since the group's inception in 2017, playing storied venues and as part of NYC Winter Jazzfest.

The Richard Cortez Band

The Richard Cortez Band

Thursday, July 14
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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The Richard Cortez Band

The Richard Cortez Band

Thursday, July 14, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

Personnel:
Richard Cortez - Voice
Gabe Medd - Trumpet
Noah Halpern - Trumpet
Ruben Fox - Saxophone
Saul Dautch - Baritone
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.

Friday, July 15

Rick Germanson Quartet

Rick Germanson Quartet

Friday, July 15
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Rick Germanson Quartet

Rick Germanson Quartet

Friday, July 15, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Personnel:
Rick Germanson - Piano
TBA

Jazz Pianist Rick Germanson has been highly in-demand on the New York City jazz scene for two decades. Rick won the Grand Prize at The American Pianists’ Association Jazz Piano Competition in 1996. Rick has toured around the world appearing at major concert halls, festivals and clubs with: Elvin Jones; Louis Hayes; Joe Chambers; Will Calhoun; Pat Martino; Russell Malone; Slide Hampton; Curtis Fuller; Papo Vazquez; Steve Davis; Frank Morgan; Gary Bartz; Charles McPherson; James Spaulding; Donald Harrison; Jeremy Pelt; George Coleman; Regina Carter; Marlena Shaw; Ray Mantilla; Cecil Payne; Charles Davis and Steve Nelson. Rick is documented on over fifty recordings as a sideman and has released five as a leader. His latest is Turquoise Twice on WJ3 Records.

Craig Handy and 2nd Line Smith

Craig Handy and 2nd Line Smith

Friday, July 15
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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Craig Handy and 2nd Line Smith

Craig Handy and 2nd Line Smith

Friday, July 15, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

Personnel:
Craig Handy - Saxophone
Matt Chertkoff - Guitar
Kyle Koehler-Organ
Clark Gayton- Sousaphone
Jerome Jennings-Drums

Saxophonist Craig Handy began his career performing with jazz masters such as Art Blakey, Roy Haynes, Abdullah Ibrahim, and the Mingus Dynasty Band. By his late 20s, Handy was already known for his technical mastery and prodigious post-bop talent, as well as the versatility demonstrated by performing with vocalists like Betty Carter and Dee Dee Bridgewater. Handy has since toured and performed with numerous jazz masters, including Herbie Hancock, Cedar Walton, Wynton Marsalis, and The Cookers. Handy now leads a new project entitled Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith, drawing on New Orleans music and the groove-filled re-imaginings of originals and standards by the late, great organist Jimmy Smith.

Saturday, July 16

Dan Aran Band

Dan Aran Band

Saturday, July 16
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Dan Aran Band

Dan Aran Band

Saturday, July 16, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Personnel:
Dan Aran - Drums
Itai Kriss - Flute
Glenn Zaleski - Piano
Matt Clohesy - Bass

In the past two decades drummer 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.

Lezlie Harrison

Lezlie Harrison

Saturday, July 16
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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Lezlie Harrison

Lezlie Harrison

Saturday, July 16, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

Personnel:
Lezlie Harrison - Vocals
TBA

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, July 18

Mingus Monday

Mingus Monday

Monday, July 18
7:30PM & 9:30PM

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Mingus Monday

Mingus Monday

Monday, July 18, 7:30PM & 9:30PM

Every Monday at the Django we feature one of these incredible bands: Mingus Big Band, Mingus Dynasty, or Mingus Orchestra! Shows are at 7:30PM and 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, July 19

Kali Rodríguez-Peña’s Mélange

Kali Rodríguez-Peña’s Mélange

Tuesday, July 19
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Kali Rodríguez-Peña’s Mélange

Kali Rodríguez-Peña’s Mélange

Tuesday, July 19, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Personnel:
Kalí Rodríguez-Peña - Trumpet
Kazemde George - Saxophone
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.”

Chino Pons

Chino Pons

Tuesday, July 19
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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Chino Pons

Chino Pons

Tuesday, July 19, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

Personnel:
Chino Pons - Vocals
Angel Lebron - Trombone
Joe Rivera - Tres
Fredi Clemente - Conga
Edi Valentin - Bongos
Gael Sebastian - Coros
Erica Olivares - Dancer

The son of an industrial machinery mechanic and a Geography teacher, Chino Pons was born in 1971 in San Miguel del Padron, Havana, Cuba ,one of the poorest neighborhoods in Havana; surrounded by the Abakua Plantes, Bembe and Rumba cultures. Growing up in an environment of traditional and Afro-Cuban music, among musicians and legendary dancers from 1940's and 1950's, had a great influence on him and inspired him to create music. Chino's relatives gave him a solid foundation in Son Cubano music, and absorbing their knowledge of Rumba Guaguanco, Yambu, Columbia, Cha Cha Cha, Danzon, and Bolero gave him the desire to create a new, more modern, sound while still maintaining many elements of traditional Cuban music.

In 1997, Chino Pons began working as a band boy with the band Tropical Sound in Miami. In 1998, he moved to New York City to pursue music, performing in the subway and on the streets, then enrolling in Ramon Rodriguez's workshop at the Boys Harbor (El Museo del Barrio). Chino worked with different groups, including Cafe con Crema, Many Puventud and Conjunto Classico (as a band boy). In 2007, he formed Grupo Irek with Hensy Perez, Tosso Hettinger and Heriberto Valentin, and made his first recording as a bandleader with them in 2008. It was during this period that Grupo Irek became one of the best-known and most respected Salsa acts on the New York City circuit, performing alongside the runway at fashion shows, playing regularly at The Socialista Club while it was open; and at Gala events for Sting's Rainforest foundation. Chino also began playing every year at the Vanidades Magazine anniversary party- previously honoring such classic entertainers as Gloria Estefan, Paquito de Rivera, Ruben Blades and Juan Luis Guerra. In 2013, Chino toured in Japan, playing at the Cuban Japan festival. Since then, he has built up quite a following among Japanese fans of Salsa music.

Now established in New York City, Chino Pons continues to play regularly in some of the top venues and has toured widely throughout Central and North America. Chino continues to perform live and is currently working on his next album, spreading his unique take on classic Cuban music throughout the world. He recently founded Guanabacoa Records, a record label focusing on traditional Cuban Music.

Wednesday, July 20

Champian Fulton

Champian Fulton

Wednesday, July 20
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Champian Fulton

Champian Fulton

Wednesday, July 20, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

With 12 albums to her credit, singer/pianist Champian Fulton 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.

Hudson Horns

Hudson Horns

Wednesday, July 20
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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Hudson Horns

Hudson Horns

Wednesday, July 20, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

Personnel:
Michael Stephenson - Vocals and Saxophone
Alita Moses - Vocals
Jovan Johnson - Vocals and Trombone
Jake Kenowitz - Trumpet
Peter Nelson - Sousaphone
Finnegan Singer - Guitar
Itay Morchi - Drums
Caleb Spaulding - Percussion

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.

Thursday, July 21

Wayne Escoffery Quartet

Wayne Escoffery Quartet

Thursday, July 21
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Wayne Escoffery Quartet

Wayne Escoffery Quartet

Thursday, July 21, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Personnel:
Wayne Escoffery - Saxophone
TBA

Grammy Award-winning tenor saxophonist Wayne Escoffery is one of the Jazz world’s most talented rising stars and in-demand sidemen. For over a decade, Escoffery was mostly associated with trumpet master Tom Harrell’s working quintet, recording seven CDs and touring the world. He has also been a member of the Mingus Dynasty, Big Band, and Orchestra since 2000. Over the years he has recorded and performed with Ron Carter, Ben Riley, Eric Reed, Carl Allen, Al Foster, and Billy Hart to name just a few.

Chris Norton

Chris Norton

Thursday, July 21
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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Chris Norton

Chris Norton

Thursday, July 21, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

Personnel:
Chris Norton - Trumpet and Vocals
TBA

Seeing Chris Norton perform is an experience you will not soon forget. This versatile singer, trumpeter, and bandleader has the rare ability to leave audiences floating on a cloud with his unique voice and expert interpretation of jazz standards, while simultaneously electrifying guests with pop, R&B hits, rock classics, and soulful ballads.

Friday, July 22

Brian Charette Quartet "Jackpot" Album Release Party

Brian Charette Quartet "Jackpot" Album Release Party

Friday, July 22
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Brian Charette Quartet "Jackpot" Album Release Party

Brian Charette Quartet "Jackpot" Album Release Party

Friday, July 22, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Personnel:
Brian Charette - Organ
Ed Cherry - Guitar
Joe Strasser - Drums

New York City organist/pianist, Brian Charette, has established himself as a leading voice in modern jazz. Charette is a Hammond U.S.A, I.K Multimedia, and Casio endorsed, Steeplechase, Positone, and Cellar Live recording artist. He was the winner of the 2014 Downbeat Critics’ Poll “Rising Star: Organ” award and 2015 Hot House Magazine's “Fan's Decision Jazz Award for Best Organist”. This year he has placed 3rd in the 2021 Downbeat Critic’s Poll. Brian has released 19 albums, many of which have been in the Jazzweek and Itunes top 20. Brian has just released a solo electronica recording, Like the Sun, and the third Music for Organ Sextet release, Power from the Air. Both have received rave reviews with Power from the Air getting 4 stars in Downbeat. This Fall, Charette will tour with Joey Defrancesco and his own groups as well as recording a new album for Cellar Live at Rudy Van Gelder’s with Bill Stewart, Cory Weeds, and Ed Cherry.

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

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

Friday, July 22
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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

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

Friday, July 22, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

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, July 23

Nick Biello Quartet

Nick Biello Quartet

Saturday, July 23
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Nick Biello Quartet

Nick Biello Quartet

Saturday, July 23, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

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.

High and Mighty Brass Band

High and Mighty Brass Band

Saturday, July 23
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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High and Mighty Brass Band

High and Mighty Brass Band

Saturday, July 23, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

Personnel:
Evan Howard - Drums
Charly Kay - Vocals/Percussion
Nolan Tsang - Trumpet
Gabe Medd - Trumpet
Nadav Nirenberg - Trombone
Steve Duffy - Sousaphone
VJ Brown - Guitar

There’s a reason legendary groups like Galactic, Eli “Paperboy” Reed & Lake Street Dive collaborated with High and Mighty Brass Band since NYC drummer Evan Howard started the band back in 2009. This rotating cast has toured all over the world including major performances at Bonnaroo, The US Open, Gov Ball and Sonidos Liquidos. They entertain crowds with both their original music and fresh take on current and classic cover songs. Check out NYC’s favorite brass band making noise worldwide.

Monday, July 25

Mingus Monday

Mingus Monday

Monday, July 25
7:30PM & 9:30PM

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Mingus Monday

Mingus Monday

Monday, July 25, 7:30PM & 9:30PM

Every Monday at the Django we feature one of these incredible bands: Mingus Big Band, Mingus Dynasty, or Mingus Orchestra! Shows are at 7:30PM and 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, July 26

Pedro Cortes Flamenco Ensemble

Pedro Cortes Flamenco Ensemble

Tuesday, July 26
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Pedro Cortes Flamenco Ensemble

Pedro Cortes Flamenco Ensemble

Tuesday, July 26, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Personnel:
Pedro Cortes - Guitar
Juan Pedro Jimenez - Guitar
Elisabet Torras - Flamenco Dancer
Luis Ossa - Cajon, Drums

Pedro Cortes comes from a family of Spanish Gypsy guitarists and began his studies with his father and the esteemed Flamenco guitarist Sabicas. Having toured professionally since the age of 17, he is gaining international recognition as a soloist and composer. He has premiered his work En la oscuridad de las minas at the Teatro Albeniz in Madrid, he had works premiered by the Carlota Santana Spanish Dance Company at the Joyce Theater in New York. Cortes, was commissioned by the Cohen Brothers to compose music for the film Paris Je T'Aime. He also wrote music for a childrens program on HBO called Fairy tale for Every Child.

People of Earth

People of Earth

Tuesday, July 26
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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People of Earth

People of Earth

Tuesday, July 26, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

Personnel:
Ivan Llanes-Vocals
Ashira Mothersil-Vocals
Mau Quiros-Piano
Raul Rios-Trumpet
Victor Pablo-Percussion
Keisel Jimenez-Percussion
Ian Stewart-Bass

People of Earth is a global music collective set on blurring the barriers between the great art forms of the terrestrial sphere, creating an explosive blend of the music of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Brazil and beyond. The world class musicians who make up this collective represent more than 8 different nationalities and have played with a vast range of artists from Gloria Estefan to Ruben Blades to the New York Philharmonic and more.

People of Earth has performed at such venues as The Kennedy Center, Brooklyn Bowl, Penn’s Landing, World Cafe Live, The Bitter End, The Highline Ballroom, Drom, SOB’s, and Rockwood Music Hall in NYC. They also performed as headliners for Philadelphia’s SugarCane Festival and at the legendary Painted Bride and was recently featured on latin music channel Congahead Studios. In 2020, People of Earth was awarded a grant from New Music Usa to commission Dafnis Prieto to compose a concerto for orchestra, to be premiered by Louisville Orchestra, Britt Orchestra, New World Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2022.

Wednesday, July 27

Keith Brown Quintet

Keith Brown Quintet

Wednesday, July 27
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Keith Brown Quintet

Keith Brown Quintet

Wednesday, July 27, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Personnel:
Keith Brown- Piano
Antoine Drye- Trumpet
Anthony Ware- Saxophone
Jon Michel- Bass
Darrell Green- Drums

Memphis-born, Knoxville-raised and New York-based Keith Brown is one of the most in-demand pianists on the contemporary jazz scene. He currently tours as the pianist for Charles Tolliver and Jazzmeia Horn and has shared the stage with great jazz artists such as Camille Thurman & The Darrell Green Trio, Steve Turre, Terreon Gully, Kenneth Whalum III, Stefon Harris, John Clayton, Benny Golson and many more. His quintet presents renditions of jazz standards, originals and more that are soulful and always vibrant.

Kendra Foster

Kendra Foster

Wednesday, July 27
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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Kendra Foster

Kendra Foster

Wednesday, July 27, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

Personnel:
Kendra Foster - Vocals
Chad Selph - Keys
Parker McAllister - Bass
Justin Swiney - Drums

As Kendra Foster circled the globe with George Clinton & PFunk Allstars and D’Angelo & The Vanguard, she made a few pit stops along the way—which included scooping up two Grammys for her work on D’Angelo’s Black Messiah and writing and recording a solo album infused with her heart, thoughts and musical ministry.

On the heels of her work co-writing Grammy-winning song, “Really Love,” & Grammy-winning album, “Black Messiah” with D’Angelo, she independently released her solo single “Promise To Stay Here” and her self-titled album “Kendra Foster”. Both releases garnered millions of streams. Her soul-based fusion is peppered with Jazz, Funk, Hip-Hop, Rock, Classical, World, Electronica and Gospel. Her songs, “Step into the Light” and “Promise To Stay Here” (from her self-titled album), were featured on BET’s “Being Mary Jane” and STARZ’s “Hightown” series respectively. Kendra Foster is excited to be releasing an album in 2022 titled “Here”, and has already released a single and a video for the title track.

She is also currently an adjunct professor at The Clive Davis Institute at NYU, and has featured in Iconic artist Simone Leigh’s works presented by Creative Time and the Guggenheim.

Thursday, July 28

Lady Bri and the "Time to Swing Trio"

Lady Bri and the "Time to Swing Trio"

Thursday, July 28
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Lady Bri and the "Time to Swing Trio"

Lady Bri and the "Time to Swing Trio"

Thursday, July 28, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Personnel:
Briana Swann - Vocals
Davis Whitfield - Piano
Jason Clotter - Bass
Joe Farnsowrth - Drums

Briana Swann Christie is a native of San Jose, California where she grew up singing in church and putting on shows with her three sisters. Knowing the arts is where her heart is happiest, she arrived in New York City in 2008, with a similar dream to many others that came before her. Over the years, she's immersed herself in the arts, having written and published an animated relationship book titled, The Circle and The Line. Balancing a full life, with a family and career, Briana has figured out there's always room to honor yourself and make your dreams come to fruition. Paying tribute and honoring the legends that are walking this earth, and the ones who have passed on, Briana has chosen to sing songs that resonate deep within her spirit. 24.7.365

Ian Hendrickson-Smith

Ian Hendrickson-Smith

Thursday, July 28
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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Ian Hendrickson-Smith

Ian Hendrickson-Smith

Thursday, July 28, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

Personnel:
Ian Hendrickson-Smith - Saxophone
TBA

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, July 29

Evan Sherman Trio

Evan Sherman Trio

Friday, July 29
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Evan Sherman Trio

Evan Sherman Trio

Friday, July 29, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Personnel:
Evan Sherman - Drums
Mike LeDonne - Piano
Mark Lewandowski - Bass

Born into a musical family in New Jersey, Evan Sherman (b. 1993) began playing the drums at age 5 and had his first professional gigs at 13. Since then, Evan performed, recorded and toured with Wynton Marsalis & the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Roy Hargrove, Ron Carter, Jimmy Heath, the Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars, Cyrus Chestnut, Branford Marsalis, and more. ​ He has performed at the Village Vanguard, the Blue Note, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Birdland, Jazz Standard, London's Queen Elizabeth Hall, New Morning in Paris, Lincoln Center's Rose Hall, JALC Doha & Shanghai, and Washington's Kennedy Center as well as the Newport, Detroit, and Jerusalem jazz festivals.

Jumaane Smith Feat. Jerry Weldon

Jumaane Smith Feat. Jerry Weldon

Friday, July 29
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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Jumaane Smith Feat. Jerry Weldon

Jumaane Smith Feat. Jerry Weldon

Friday, July 29, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

Personnel:
Jumaane Smith - Trumpet and Vocals
Jerry Weldon - Saxophone
Pat Bianchi - Organ
Dave Rosenthal - Guitar
Carmen Intorre - Drums

American Jazz trumpeter, vocalist and composer Jumaane Smith who’s credits include performing on 5 Grammy Awards winning records, two Emmy nominated tv performances, concerts at the White House, the Grammy Awards with Stevie Wonder, on the Today Show, Tonight Show, Oprah Show, Good Morning America and American Idol. Albums featuring Jumaane have sold more than 50 million copies. Jumaane has spent the last 15 years touring extensively and recording with Michael Bublé as lead trumpeter and vocalist. Jumaane has worked with Quincy Jones, and Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin and many other well know artists. 2017-2018 Jumaane was a member of Harry Connick Jr.’s house band for the syndicated daytime TV show "Harry". 2013 was the year Jumaane toured as guest soloist for Jackie Evancho’s, “Songs of the Silver Screen” world tour backed by a 60 piece symphony orchestra. Originally hailing from Seattle, Washington Smith received a full scholarship to attended the Juilliard School of Music 2001-2005 as part of the inaugural class of Jazz Studies, Wynton Marsalis was his primary trumpet teacher.

Saturday, July 30

Simon Moullier Quartet

Simon Moullier Quartet

Saturday, July 30
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Simon Moullier Quartet

Simon Moullier Quartet

Saturday, July 30, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

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

Lauren Henderson

Lauren Henderson

Saturday, July 30
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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Lauren Henderson

Lauren Henderson

Saturday, July 30, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

Personnel:
Lauren Henderson - Voice
TBA

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.

Thursday, August 04

Mike DiRubbo Quartet

Mike DiRubbo Quartet

Thursday, August 04
07:30PM

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Mike DiRubbo Quartet

Mike DiRubbo Quartet

Thursday, August 04, 07:30PM

Also saxophonist/composer/bandleader/educator Mike DiRubbo is the real deal. Ever since he arrived in New York two decades ago, DiRubbo has reigned supreme as one of the most durable and dynamic musicians of his generation. That bold statement is augmented by the aural evidence of his work with the brightest jazz stars including Al Foster, Larry Willis, Jimmy Cobb, Harold Mabern, Eddie Henderson, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Tony Reedus, Dwayne Burno, Peter Washington, Carl Allen, John Hicks and Cecil Payne, and as a solo artist, with eight critically-acclaimed CD’s as a leader. DiRubbo has worked in various New York clubs including Smalls, Smoke, the Kitano, 55 Bar, Blue Note, Birdland and has also performed in many national and international venues including Sunset/Sunside in Paris, Reduta, Jazz Dock & Agharta in Prague, Birdland in Neuberg, Vizta Jazz in Rio de Janeiro, The Maze in Rio de Janeiro, Ronnie Scott’s and Pizza Express in London, the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival, the Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz, the JVC Jazz Festival in NYC, the Litchfield Jazz Festival, the Jazz, Blues and Videotape festival in Tel Aviv, Ferrara Jazz in Italy, Ancona Jazz Festival, Nisville Festival in Serbia, Koktobel Jazz Party in Crimea, Ystad Jazz Festival Sweden, etc.

Wednesday, September 28

Champian Fulton

Champian Fulton

Wednesday, September 28
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Champian Fulton

Champian Fulton

Wednesday, September 28, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

With 12 albums to her credit, singer/pianist Champian Fulton 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.

Thursday, September 29

Sam Dillon Quartet

Sam Dillon Quartet

Thursday, September 29
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Sam Dillon Quartet

Sam Dillon Quartet

Thursday, September 29, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

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.

Wednesday, October 26

Champian Fulton

Champian Fulton

Wednesday, October 26
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Champian Fulton

Champian Fulton

Wednesday, October 26, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

With 12 albums to her credit, singer/pianist Champian Fulton 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.

Wednesday, November 23

Champian Fulton

Champian Fulton

Wednesday, November 23
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Champian Fulton

Champian Fulton

Wednesday, November 23, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

With 12 albums to her credit, singer/pianist Champian Fulton 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.