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Monday, May 23

Closed for Private Event

Closed for Private Event

Monday, May 23

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Closed for Private Event

Closed for Private Event

Monday, May 23,

The Django is closed this evening for a private event.

Tuesday, May 24

Irwin Hall Quartet

Irwin Hall Quartet

Tuesday, May 24
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Irwin Hall Quartet

Irwin Hall Quartet

Tuesday, May 24, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Personnel:
Irwin Hall - Saxophone
Kareem Thompson - Steel Pan
Pat Bianchi - Organ
Norman Edwards - Drums

Irwin got his start at the age of 9 when he won a lottery in his New Jersey public school and was gifted an alto saxophone. He attended Princeton University on a full ride to study East Asian philosophy, learning Japanese and eventually moving to Tokyo. He unexpectedly ran into songstress Melody Gardot backstage at the Tokyo Jazz Festival who heard him play and immediately hired him to on back-to-back international tours with her band. Soon after he caught the ear of 3x Grammy/Tony Award winning NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater and joined her working band, honing his skills under the master vocalist on saxophone, flute, and bass clarinet. His woodwind work is featured on Theo Croker’s Grammy-nominated album Star People Nation, and he has toured with Grammy-nominated vocalist Jazzmeia Horn and bass virtuoso Charnett Moffett, among many others. Irwin now leads two bands of his own, the Irwin Hall Organ Trio & Toronto Sounds, and continues to perform in cities around the world including London, Tokyo, Shanghai, Rio, Prague, New York, Paris, Melbourne, and more.

Hudson Horns

Hudson Horns

Tuesday, May 24
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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Hudson Horns

Hudson Horns

Tuesday, May 24, 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.

Wednesday, May 25

Champian Fulton

Champian Fulton

Wednesday, May 25
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Champian Fulton

Champian Fulton

Wednesday, May 25, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

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.

Next Gen Series: Donavan Austin Presents "The Octet" feat. Samara Joy

Next Gen Series: Donavan Austin Presents "The Octet" feat. Samara Joy

Wednesday, May 25
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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Next Gen Series: Donavan Austin Presents "The Octet" feat. Samara Joy

Next Gen Series: Donavan Austin Presents "The Octet" feat. Samara Joy

Wednesday, May 25, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

Personnel:
Samara Joy - Vocals
Donavan Austin - Trombone
Tadashi Thomas - Trumpet
Jarien Jaminila - Alto Saxophone
Kendric McCallister - Tenor Saxophone
Hunter Pullen - Baritone Saxophone
Leonid Morozov - Guitar
Sameer Shankar - Bass
Simon Ribas - Drums

Throughout the month of May, the Django will be featuring young, emerging talent as part of our inaugural "Next Generation Series":

Established in 2019, THE OCTET is a small jazz ensemble dedicated to preserving the tradition and history of the expansive eras of the jazz idiom. For the past two years, members of THE OCTET have contributed to a continuously growing repertoire, arranging and composing all pieces in the catalog. THE OCTET has been featured in performance with many of the leading musicians today, at a variety of the greater NYC jazz venues. Their most recent endeavor has been the collection and arrangement of beautiful standard selections to be performed with jazz vocalist Samara Joy. THE OCTET shows no signs of slowing down, as their best has yet to come.

Thursday, May 26

Next Gen Series: Joe Block Trio

Next Gen Series: Joe Block Trio

Thursday, May 26
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Next Gen Series: Joe Block Trio

Next Gen Series: Joe Block Trio

Thursday, May 26, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Personnel:
Joe Block - Piano
Kimon Karoutzos - Bass
Anwar Marshall - Drums

Throughout the month of May, the Django will be featuring young, emerging talent as part of our inaugural "Next Generation Series":

Pianist and composer Joe Block is a dynamic rising talent in the jazz world. A proud Philadelphia native, Joe has had the opportunity to work and play with Wynton Marsalis, Kurt Rosenwinkel., Leslie Odom Jr., Peter Bernstein, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Ari Hoenig, Victor Lewis, Jaleel Shaw, Hannibal Lokumbe, and The Captain Black Big Band. He is an active and versatile sideman in the New York and Philadelphia jazz scenes and leads his own trio and quintet. Hailed by Jazz at Lincoln Center as one of "jazz's most promising young composers", Joe has been commissioned to write or arrange music for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra, the Wynton Marsalis Septet, and the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia. He appears on the 2020 Grammy-nominated record "The Intangible Between" by Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band. Joe currently lives in NYC where he attends both the Juilliard School and Columbia University.

Ian Hendrickson-Smith

Ian Hendrickson-Smith

Thursday, May 26
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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Ian Hendrickson-Smith

Ian Hendrickson-Smith

Thursday, May 26, 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, May 27

Ken Fowser Quintet feat. Jeremy Pelt

Ken Fowser Quintet feat. Jeremy Pelt

Friday, May 27
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Ken Fowser Quintet feat. Jeremy Pelt

Ken Fowser Quintet feat. Jeremy Pelt

Friday, May 27, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Personnel:
Ken Fowser - Saxophone
Jeremy Pelt - Trumpet
Rick Germanson - Piano
Paul Gill - 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.

Next Gen Series: Alonzo Demetrius and "The Ego"

Next Gen Series: Alonzo Demetrius and "The Ego"

Friday, May 27
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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Next Gen Series: Alonzo Demetrius and "The Ego"

Next Gen Series: Alonzo Demetrius and "The Ego"

Friday, May 27, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

Personnel:
Alonzo Demetrius - Trumpet
Craig Hill - Saxophone
Mike King - Piano
Tyrone Allen - Bass
Tyson Jackson - Drums

Throughout the month of May, the Django will be featuring young, emerging talent as part of our inaugural "Next Generation Series":

Alonzo Demetrius is a trumpeter, composer, performer, and activist - he prides himself on versatility, technical precision, and adaptability. Demetrius attended Berklee College of Music where he obtained a Bachelor and Master of Music degree in Professional Music with concentrations in Jazz Composition and Performance. Demetrius has had the privilege of working with an ever-growing list of notable musicians including Terence Blanchard, Ralph Peterson Jr., Dezron Douglas, Tia Fuller, Robert Glasper, Jason Palmer, Solange Knowles, Brasstracks, The Fugees, and many more. But by far, he credits his bandmates as being the greatest musicians that he has the honor to play with.

Saturday, May 28

Next Gen Series: Anthony Hervey Quintet

Next Gen Series: Anthony Hervey Quintet

Saturday, May 28
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Next Gen Series: Anthony Hervey Quintet

Next Gen Series: Anthony Hervey Quintet

Saturday, May 28, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Personnel:
Anthony Hervey - Trumpet
Zoe Obadia - Saxophone
Joe Block - Piano
Elay Kadosh - Bass
Migues Russell - Drums

Throughout the month of May, the Django will be featuring young, emerging talent as part of our inaugural "Next Generation Series":

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.

Next Gen Series: James Sarno Quintet

Next Gen Series: James Sarno Quintet

Saturday, May 28
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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Next Gen Series: James Sarno Quintet

Next Gen Series: James Sarno Quintet

Saturday, May 28, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

Personnel:
James Sarno - Trumpet
Jarien Jamanila - Alto Saxophone
Abdias Armenteros - Tenor Saxophone
Jacob Melsha - Trombone
Joe Block - Piano
Mark Lewandowski - Bass
Jason Wastor - Drums

Throughout the month of May, the Django will be featuring young, emerging talent as part of our inaugural "Next Generation Series":

James Sarno is a graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. James has played with many established Australian artists in his time as an undergraduate and has played at many venues and jazz festivals across Australia. James moved to New York in 2020 to study his master’s degree in jazz performance at The Juilliard School having been the only trumpet player to be accepted for the 2020 academic year. Since moving to New York, James has performed with many famous jazz musicians including Emmet Cohen, Joe Farnsworth, Benny Benack III, Samara Joy, Cyrille Aimee and more. James has also performed multiple times at Lincoln Center with the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra. James released his first album entitled Reflections in early 2020.

Monday, May 30

Closed for Memorial Day

Closed for Memorial Day

Monday, May 30

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Closed for Memorial Day

Closed for Memorial Day

Monday, May 30,

The Django is closed tonight, have a wonderful Memorial Day!

Tuesday, May 31

"Tango at the Django" feat. Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet

"Tango at the Django" feat. Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet

Tuesday, May 31
7:30PM - 10PM

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"Tango at the Django" feat. Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet

"Tango at the Django" feat. Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet

Tuesday, May 31, 7:30PM - 10PM

Personnel:
Pedro Giraudo - Bass
Nick Danielson - Violin
Rodolfo Zanetti - Bandoneon
Ahmed Alom - Piano

Latin GRAMMY winner Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet is a virtuoso quartet that elegantly brings the beauty and passion of the tango repertoire into the world of chamber music.

The Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet is widely acknowledged as one of the most compelling tango ensembles today, moving forward from the giant footsteps of Astor Piazzolla, and continuing to take this musical genre into new territories. With immense respect for its roots and rich musical past, the ensemble effectively serves as an active ambassador of tango and a proponent of its evolution. The quartet’s fervent and virtuosic musical style takes elements from Argentine tango, European classical music, and American jazz, and combines them gracefully and organically, bringing something new and exciting to the form while retaining all the lushness and beauty that characterizes the genre.

Los Hacheros

Los Hacheros

Tuesday, May 31
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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Los Hacheros

Los Hacheros

Tuesday, May 31, 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, June 01

John Dokes

John Dokes

Wednesday, June 01
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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John Dokes

John Dokes

Wednesday, June 01, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Personnel:
John Dokes - Vocals
Steve Einerson - Piano
Malik McLaurine - Bass
Curtis Nowosad - Drums

Vocalist John Dokes has stepped into the spotlight using his wryly smooth baritone to delight audiences weekly at Jazz Clubs throughout New York City. Singing a mixture of blues, ballads and jazz standards his unmistakable swinging delivery is entirely his own while harkening back to greats like Nat King Cole and Joe Williams.

Emily Braden

Emily Braden

Wednesday, June 01
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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Emily Braden

Emily Braden

Wednesday, June 01, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

Personnel:
Emily Braden - Vocals
Irwin Hall - Saxophone
Misha Piatigorsky - Piano
Danton Boller - Bass
Curtis Nowosad - 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, June 02

Ken Fowser Quintet feat. Jeremy Pelt

Ken Fowser Quintet feat. Jeremy Pelt

Thursday, June 02
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Ken Fowser Quintet feat. Jeremy Pelt

Ken Fowser Quintet feat. Jeremy Pelt

Thursday, June 02, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Personnel:
Ken Fowser - Saxophone
Jeremy Pelt - Trumpet
Rick Germanson - Piano
Paul Gill - 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.

ELEW Electro Acoustic Trio and Dance Party

ELEW Electro Acoustic Trio and Dance Party

Thursday, June 02
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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ELEW Electro Acoustic Trio and Dance Party

ELEW Electro Acoustic Trio and Dance Party

Thursday, June 02, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

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.

Friday, June 03

Dave Stryker Organ Quartet

Dave Stryker Organ Quartet

Friday, June 03
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Dave Stryker Organ Quartet

Dave Stryker Organ Quartet

Friday, June 03, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Personnel:
Dave Stryker - Guitar
Troy Roberts - Saxophone
Pat Bianchi - Organ
McClenty Hunter - Drums

Whether you’ve heard guitarist Dave Stryker leading his own group (with 30 CD’s as a leader to date), or as a featured sideman with Stanley Turrentine, Jack McDuff, and many others, you know why the Village Voice calls him “one of the most distinctive guitarists to come along in recent years.” Hot House magazine awarded him Best Guitarist Fans Decision for 2017. He was recently voted once again as one of the top Jazz Guitarists in the 2019 Downbeat Critics and Readers Polls for the 10th time.

Marianne Solivan

Marianne Solivan

Friday, June 03
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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Marianne Solivan

Marianne Solivan

Friday, June 03, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

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.

Saturday, June 04

Saul Rubin Quartet

Saul Rubin Quartet

Saturday, June 04
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Saul Rubin Quartet

Saul Rubin Quartet

Saturday, June 04, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Personnel:
Saul Rubin - Guitar
Greg Glassman - Trumpet
Joseph Lepore - Bass
Anthony Pinciotti - Drums

A mainstay on the New York jazz scene, Saul Rubin graduated from the Hartt School of Music, where he majored in composition and studied jazz with the legendary saxophonist Jackie McLean and saxophonist/arranger Paul Jeffrey, before moving back home to New York. Since then his soulful and virtuosic playing has been heard alongside some of the world's greatest jazz musicians, including Sonny Rollins (touring Europe and the US), Roy Hargrove (he arranged for the Roy Hargrove Big Band album Emergence (Verve, 2009), and has toured extensively with them throughout Europe, Canada, Japan and the US), Renee Fleming, John Hicks, Victor Lewis, Bob Cranshaw, Sammy Figueroa, Johnny O'Neal, Hank Jones, Frank Wess, Cameron Brown, Candido, Winard Harper, Larry Willis, Sue Terry, Essiet Essiet, Willie Jones III, Eric Revis, James Hurt, Gerald Cannon, Sherman Irby, Lew Soloff, Jonathan Batiste, Roberta Gambarini, and many more.

“Saul is a consummate musician, a person who is aware of the feelings of others and a person who is gentle in that sense. He is everything I could ask for in a band mate.” - Sonny Rollins

"Saul has it all together and is a positive force in the world of the guitar. He plays hip melodies, which he’s totally in touch with when improvising. His harmonies, both with his impeccable comping and chord soloing, employ refreshing voicings, and certainly keep the listener involved." - Gene Bertoncini

Joe Farnsworth

Joe Farnsworth

Saturday, June 04
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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Joe Farnsworth

Joe Farnsworth

Saturday, June 04, 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, June 06

Mingus Big Band

Mingus Big Band

Monday, June 06
7:30PM & 9:30PM

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Mingus Big Band

Mingus Big Band

Monday, June 06, 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, June 07

The Mini Q's feat. Luke Carlos O'Reilly

The Mini Q's feat. Luke Carlos O'Reilly

Tuesday, June 07
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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The Mini Q's feat. Luke Carlos O'Reilly

The Mini Q's feat. Luke Carlos O'Reilly

Tuesday, June 07, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Personnel:
Luke Carlos O'Reilly - Organ
Ben O'Neill - Guitar
Anwar Marshall - Drums

THE MINI Q’S HAVE BEEN A STAPLE ON THE PHILADELPHIA JAZZ SCENE SINCE KEYBOARDIST LUKE CARLOS O’REILLY AND GUITARIST BEN O’NEILL JOINED FORCES TO CREATE THE HARD-HITTING ORGAN TRIO IN 2004. Pulling from a wide range of influences, The Qs meld the rich and flavorful jazz tradition of Jimmy Smith, Don Patterson, Pat Martino and Grant Green with the hip hop and soul sensibilities of J Dilla, Jill Scott, TSOP and an ever-expanding repertoire of spirituals and hymns. For three and a half years, The Mini Qs ran a legendary Monday night jam session that served as a gathering place and proving ground for many of the cities finest musicians. Their debut record, Monday Night Jump came out of that celebrated time. Since then, they have performed at the Kimmel Center, South Jazz Kitchen, Django and other venues in and around Philadelphia and New York City. The Mini Q’s Ride Again, the long-awaited follow up, is in every way the product of years of maturation, musical marination and growth. In five tracks, funky, fluid, swinging and savory, the trio covers ground as diverse as the American songbook, traditional gospel, and deep, “Blue Note” style groove. It’s taken some time, but The Mini Q’s are in peak form.

Claffy Electric BDay Bash and Dance Party

Claffy Electric BDay Bash and Dance Party

Tuesday, June 07
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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Claffy Electric BDay Bash and Dance Party

Claffy Electric BDay Bash and Dance Party

Tuesday, June 07, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

Personnel:
Alexander Claffy - Bass
TBA

Alexander Claffy moved to New York in 2011. Since then he has had the honor of working with many of his living heroes, including Jimmy Cobb, Louis Hayes, Harold Mabern, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Christian Scott, Joey Alexander, Wallace Roney and many more. In the past 3 years he has recorded for the Verve, HighNote, Positone, RopeADope and LaReserve record labels. Catch him LIVE at the Django on The Django is open for small plates and crafted cocktails.

Wednesday, June 08

Lady Bri and the "Time to Swing Trio"

Lady Bri and the "Time to Swing Trio"

Wednesday, June 08
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Lady Bri and the "Time to Swing Trio"

Lady Bri and the "Time to Swing Trio"

Wednesday, June 08, 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

Danny Jonokuchi and The Revisionists “Together Again” Album Release Party

Danny Jonokuchi and The Revisionists “Together Again” Album Release Party

Wednesday, June 08
10:30PM

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Danny Jonokuchi and The Revisionists “Together Again” Album Release Party

Danny Jonokuchi and The Revisionists “Together Again” Album Release Party

Wednesday, June 08, 10:30PM

Personnel:
Danny Jonokuchi - Trumpet
Alexa Barchini - Voice
Jay Rattman - Alto Sax
Robert Edwards - Trombone
Josh Lee - Baritone Sax
Tim Brey - Piano
Brandi Disterheft - Bass
Kevin Congleton - Drums

Danny Jonokuchi and The Revisionists have quickly become one of New York City's premier swing bands. A favorite in the Lindy Hop dance community, their “smile-inducing” (DownBeat) sound is fueled by trumpeter/arranger Danny Jonokuchi and vocalist Alexa Barchini. In 2020, they won the inaugural Count Basie Great American Swing Contest in a unanimous vote for their virtual performance of “One O’Clock Jump”. The band’s debut album, “Let Me Off Uptown”, was released in 2019 and they are now working on an upcoming remotely-recorded release.

Thursday, June 09

Ken Fowser Quintet feat. Jeremy Pelt

Ken Fowser Quintet feat. Jeremy Pelt

Thursday, June 09
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Ken Fowser Quintet feat. Jeremy Pelt

Ken Fowser Quintet feat. Jeremy Pelt

Thursday, June 09, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Personnel:
Ken Fowser - Saxophone
Jeremy Pelt - Trumpet

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.

Steve Davis Quartet feat. Abena Koomson-Davis

Steve Davis Quartet feat. Abena Koomson-Davis

Thursday, June 09
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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Steve Davis Quartet feat. Abena Koomson-Davis

Steve Davis Quartet feat. Abena Koomson-Davis

Thursday, June 09, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

Personnel:
Steve Davis - Trombone
Abena Koomson-Davis - Vocals
Rick Germanson - Piano
Nat Reeves - Bass
Jason Tiemann - Drums

Born in Worcester, MA in 1967, Davis was raised in Binghamton, NY and graduated in 1989 from Hartt School’s Jackie McLean Institute. It was with McLean’s guidance and recommendation that Davis landed his first major performance with Art Blakey in NYC. In 98’ Steve winning the TDWR (Rising Star) Trombone Category and later named consecutively as Trombonist of the Year by The JJA – (2010-2013). 
Widely regarded as one of today’s leading voices on the trombone. His lyrical, hard-swinging style first gained him broad recognition. Steve has released 20 albums including: Think Ahead (2017), Say When (2015), For Real & Gettin’ It Done (2014) featuring his longtime musical colleagues Larry Willis and Nat Reeves along with drummer Billy Williams, saxophonists Abraham Burton (For Real), Mike DiRubbo and trumpeter Josh Bruneau (Gettin’ It Done), in addition to over 100 recordings with names including: Chick Corea, Freddie Hubbard, Horace Silver, Cedar Walton, Hank Jones. In 2018 his original composition “Optimism” was included in Christian McBride’s Grammy Award winning album “Bringin’ it”. Steve Davis’ latest release with his sextet “Correlations” (label: Smoke Sessions Records) Steve features Joshua Bruneau, trumpet; Wayne Escoffery, tenor saxophone; Xavier Davis, piano; Dexron Dougles, bass; Johnathan Barber, drums; Caro Baptista, percussion on “Batista Revenge”.

Steve performs internationally with Dizzy Gillespie’s All-Stars, Jimmy Heath, Ron Carter. Chick Corea & My Spanish Heart Band, Origin, he has appeared at The Jimmy Fallon with Steve Wonder, at the White House Tribute to Ray Charles (PBS) and records with the collective unit One For All (Eric Alexander, Jim Rotondi, David Hazeltine, John Webber and Joe Farnsworth), Larry Willis, Harold Malberen.Widely regarded as one of today’s leading voices on the trombone. His lyrical, hard-swinging style first gained him broad recognition.

Friday, June 10

Jon Beshay

Jon Beshay

Friday, June 10
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Jon Beshay

Jon Beshay

Friday, June 10, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Personnel:
Jon Beshay - Saxophones
Davis Whitfield - Piano
Dylan Shamat - Bass
Curtis Nowosad - Drums

Jonathan Beshay-jazz saxophonist, bandleader, and composer-says that there's no other agenda when his group takes the bandstand. Fortunately for audiences, Beshay likes to hear good music. After many years of performing and listening, the result is an adaptable, energetic, fearlessly hard-swinging sound that pulls from a vast body of musical sources. Beshay has no trouble moving from the street-band wailing of traditional jazz to the intricate post-bop melodies of a Joe Henderson tune. It's all fair game, “. . . as long as it sounds good!” In addition to his own musical projects, Beshay has also served as musical director for both Winard Harper and his brother Philip Harper through tours at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Jazz Showcase in Chicago, and the Omani Royal Opera House. He also spent time in New Orleans with Delfayo Marsalis, and has performed with many other masters including Anthony Wonsey, Frank Lacy and Rodney Whitaker.

Charles Turner and Uptown Swing

Charles Turner and Uptown Swing

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

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Charles Turner and Uptown Swing

Charles Turner and Uptown Swing

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

Personnel:
Charles Turner - Vocals
Christopher McBride - Saxophone
Jeffery Miller - Trombone
Sean Mason - Piano
Felix Molesohm - Bass
Charles Goold - Drums

Charles Turner is a multi-faceted, Brooklyn-based composer and vocalist whose work transcends borders and styles from Jazz, R&B to Soul. Turner has held residencies, hosted, and performed at venues such as Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Birdland, Smoke Jazz club and the historic Minton’s Playhouse in Harlem. International performances include, Pizza Express, in London, Sunside Sunset in Paris, Sala Claomores in Madrid, and more venues abroad from Seoul, South Korea to Wellington New Zealand.

Saturday, June 11

Yotam Silberstein Trio feat. Brian Charette and Ari Hoenig

Yotam Silberstein Trio feat. Brian Charette and Ari Hoenig

Saturday, June 11
7:30PM - 10PM

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Yotam Silberstein Trio feat. Brian Charette and Ari Hoenig

Yotam Silberstein Trio feat. Brian Charette and Ari Hoenig

Saturday, June 11, 7:30PM - 10PM

Personnel:
Yotam Silberstein - Guitar
Sam Yahel - Organ
Ari Hoenig - Drums

As a young musician in Tel Aviv, Yotam Silberstein was quickly recognized as a prodigy and was invited to perform with many of the nation’s top musicians. At 21, he performed at Italy’s renowned Umbria Jazz Festival, released a critically acclaimed debut album and set out on an extensive tour of Europe. Upon receiving a scholarship to the prestigious New School, Yotam Silberstein moved to New York in 2005. He was a finalist in the Thelonious MonkInternational Jazz Guitar Competition in 2005 with one critic noting: “Yotam’s tones are exquisitely old school but his playing fresh, fiery and bursting with joyful exuberance, and musically he is one heavy cat.” Jazz Times noted that Yotam has “made an impact on the scene with his precision bebop lines and fleet fingered improvisation”. All About Jazz saw a resemblance between his 2009 release, “Next Page” and “the heyday of Blue Note Records”, adding that Yotam is “forging his own path with skills and style.”

Lezlie Harrison

Lezlie Harrison

Saturday, June 11
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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Lezlie Harrison

Lezlie Harrison

Saturday, June 11, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

Personnel:
Lezlie Harrison - Vocals
Ron Jackson - Guitar
Kyle Koehler - Organ
Russell Carter - 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, June 13

Mingus Dynasty

Mingus Dynasty

Monday, June 13
7:30PM & 9:30PM

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Mingus Dynasty

Mingus Dynasty

Monday, June 13, 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, June 14

Elio Villafranca Quartet

Elio Villafranca Quartet

Tuesday, June 14
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Elio Villafranca Quartet

Elio Villafranca Quartet

Tuesday, June 14, 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.

LULADA CLUB

LULADA CLUB

Tuesday, June 14
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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LULADA CLUB

LULADA CLUB

Tuesday, June 14, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

Personnel:
Andrea Chavarro - Vocals
Katherine Ocampo - Saxophone
Melisa Baena - Trombone
Julia Chen - Piano
Dawn Drake - Bass
Paula Winter - Congas
Daniela Serna - Bongos

Vocalist and band leader, Andrea Chavarro, has curated a collective of vibrant New York based musicians, each brilliant and accomplished in her own right. Inspired by her heritage of Cali Colombia-the world capital of salsa- and on a mission to fill the gap in female ensembles in NYC, she founded Lulada Club. This powerhouse band interprets vintage tropical salsa, mixing the classics and the deep cuts from across Latin America and the diaspora. These women bring excitement and charm to the stage, and their contagious energy will keep crowds dancing all night long!

Extra tidbit to add if you want: What is a Lulada? Lulo is a tangy and delicious sub-tropical fruit native to Colombia. Una Lulada is a refreshing dink that you can only find in Cali,Colombia and is an emblem of La capital de la salsa!

Wednesday, June 15

Closed Until 9:30PM for a Private Event

Closed Until 9:30PM for a Private Event

Wednesday, June 15

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Closed Until 9:30PM for a Private Event

Closed Until 9:30PM for a Private Event

Wednesday, June 15,

The Django is closed until 9:30PM for a private event. Please reserve for the Richard Cortez Big Band performing at 10:30PM!

The Richard Cortez Big Band

The Richard Cortez Big Band

Wednesday, June 15
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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The Richard Cortez Big Band

The Richard Cortez Big Band

Wednesday, June 15, 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.

Thursday, June 16

Ken Fowser Quintet feat. Jeremy Pelt

Ken Fowser Quintet feat. Jeremy Pelt

Thursday, June 16
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Ken Fowser Quintet feat. Jeremy Pelt

Ken Fowser Quintet feat. Jeremy Pelt

Thursday, June 16, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Personnel:
Ken Fowser - Saxophone
Jeremy Pelt - Trumpet
Joe Farnsworth - 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.

Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield

Thursday, June 16
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield

Thursday, June 16, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

Personnel:
Mark Whitfield - Guitar
Stacy Dillard - Saxophone
Barry Stephenson - Bass
Evan Sherman - 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, June 17

Grant Stewart "The Lighting of the Lamps" Album Release

Grant Stewart "The Lighting of the Lamps" Album Release

Friday, June 17
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Grant Stewart "The Lighting of the Lamps" Album Release

Grant Stewart "The Lighting of the Lamps" Album Release

Friday, June 17, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Personnel:
Grant Stewart - Saxophone
Bruce Harris - Trumpet
Tardo Hammer - Piano
Paul Sikivie - Bass
Philip Stewart - Drums

Grant Stewart was born in Toronto, Canada, on June 4, 1971, and moved to New York City at the age of nineteen studying with masters such as Donald Byrd and Barry Harris. He has performed internationally with Jimmy Cobb, Harold Mabern, Louis Hayes, Curtis Fuller, Renee Fleming, Clark Terry, Bob Mover, Etta Jones, Bill Charlap, Lewis Nash, Peter Washington, Brad Mehldau, Russell Malone, Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein, Harry Connick, Mickey Roker, Jimmy Lovelace, Cecil Payne, Dick Hymen, Herb Geller and was a member of the last Al Grey Sextet.

In New York, Stewart can be found playing at such clubs as Smalls, Lincoln Center, Birdland, SMOKE, The Kitano, The Jazz Standard, The Django, and many more. Stewart has performed all over North America and Europe as well as in Japan, Brazil, and Taiwan. He was also one of the first jazz artists to be invited to play at the historical Hermitage Museum in St.Petersburg, Russia. In addition Grant was a featured artist at the Guggenheim Museums’ Jazz series with his trio including drum legend Jimmy Cobb.

Stewart has released sixteen recordings as a leader, the highlights of which are his most recent release Grant Stewart Trio on Cellar Live Records and his award winning Live At Smalls (2012), released on Smalls Live Records, In the Still of the Night (2007), Young at Heart (2008), Grant Stewart Plays the Music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn (2009) and Around The Corner (2010). He also has co-led two sessions with fellow tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander on the Criss Cross label and has appeared on many other recordings as a sideman.

From 2008 until 2015, Stewart has been voted a “rising star on the tenor” in the Downbeat Critic’s Poll and was the subject of a feature in the July/August 2009 issue of JazzTimes magazine. Downbeat magazine has also featured Grant in its the December 2008 issue in a piece written by noted jazz writer Ted Panken. On the international front Stewart was named one of the top 3 tenor saxophonists and as number 7 jazz artist of the year by the noted jazz magazine Swing Journal in its 2009 poll.

Vanisha Gould and Lucy Yeghiazaryan- "Together Again"

Vanisha Gould and Lucy Yeghiazaryan- "Together Again"

Friday, June 17
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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Vanisha Gould and Lucy Yeghiazaryan- "Together Again"

Vanisha Gould and Lucy Yeghiazaryan- "Together Again"

Friday, June 17, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

Personnel:
Vanisha Gould - Vocals
Lucy Yeghiazaryan - Vocals
Chris McCarthy - Piano
David Wong - Bass
Evan Sherman - Drums

Vanisha Gould came to New York in 2015 from Simi Valley, California. Inspired by artists like Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Joni Mitchell, Carmen McRae and Ella Fitzgerald - she 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.

Lucy Yeghiazaryan has established herself as a leading voice in the world of straight ahead vocal jazz in and outside of New York City. She tours domestically and internationally and is a recipient of grants from the Doris Duke Foundation, Chamber Music and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She has shared the stage with Grant Stewart, Harold Mabern, Houston Person, Bernadette Peters, Rodney Whitaker, Arto Tuncboyaijian, Steve Williams and many more. She was a top ten finalist in the 2015 Thelonious Monk Competition and holds a degree in World History in addition to being a skilled classical violinist.

Saturday, June 18

Dmitry Baevsky Quartet

Dmitry Baevsky Quartet

Saturday, June 18
7:30PM - 10PM

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Dmitry Baevsky Quartet

Dmitry Baevsky Quartet

Saturday, June 18, 7:30PM - 10PM

Personnel:
Dmitry Baevsky - Saxophone
Jeb Patton - Piano
Clovis Nicolas - Bass
TBA - Drums

"The Russian born alto saxophonist has made quite a name for himself since immigrating to New York from his St. Petersburg birthplace nearly twenty years ago. Now a charter member of the world jazz community, Baevsky has proven himself to be a formidable force to be reckoned with, confirming his prodigious abilities in countless appearances with some of the music’s greatest artists. From his very first recording with NEA Jazz Masters Cedar Walton and Jimmy Cobb the altoist has shown himself to be an important new voice on his instrument. Possessing a robust sound, acute harmonic mind and keen sense of rhythm, the young horn man puts it all together in a manner that is appealing in its lyricism, yet intriguing in its originality." THE NEW YORK CITY JAZZ RECORD

Craig Handy AND 2nd Line Smith

Craig Handy AND 2nd Line Smith

Saturday, June 18
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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Craig Handy AND 2nd Line Smith

Craig Handy AND 2nd Line Smith

Saturday, June 18, 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.

Monday, June 20

Mingus Big Band

Mingus Big Band

Monday, June 20
7:30PM & 9:30PM

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Mingus Big Band

Mingus Big Band

Monday, June 20, 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, June 21

"Juerga Flamenca" feat. Cristian Puig

"Juerga Flamenca" feat. Cristian Puig

Tuesday, June 21
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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"Juerga Flamenca" feat. Cristian Puig

"Juerga Flamenca" feat. Cristian Puig

Tuesday, June 21, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Personnel:
Cristian Puig - Guitar and Vocals
Marilia Quevedo - Dancer
Gary Kelly - Bass
Peter Bogdanos - Percussionist

Cristian Puig was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Son of Gloria Monreal, Flamenco singer and Pablo Puig, Flamenco guitarrist. When he was 19 years old, Cristian began his studies in classical guitar at the conservatory of Manuel de Falla as well as flamenco guitar with his father. Soon he took classes in flamenco guitar with Quique de Cordoba and furthered his studies in jazz, bosa nova and contemporary music with various teachers. He has been self-taught ever since, using his musical influences and inspirations as his guide. His strongest inspirations include his parents Gloria and Pablo, Paco de Lucia, Juan M. Canizares, Sabicas, Gerardo Núñez, Astor Piazzola, Dino Saluzzi, C.F. Gomez, Egberto Gismonti, Hermeto Pascual, Chick Corea, John Mclaughlin and John Coltrane. From 1985 to 2000 Cristian has been integrated into various groups and flamenco companies performing in various tablaos, restaurants, cultural centers and theaters. In 1990 he formed the flamenco fusion group Rabat. Rabat appeared in various theaters and venues in Argentina and later went on to travel to various countries in South America including Uruguay, Brazil and Chile. Looking to fuse jazz and bossa nova with flamenco, Cristian integrated instruments such as the piano, electric guitar and saxophone, experimenting with his original compositions. In 1993 Gloria Monreal joined Rabat as a flamenco singer and Cristian worked and learned from her for the following 12 years. Gloria has shared the stage with several artists including Los Pericet, Orlando Romero, Maria Amaya, Antonio Maya, La China, Mario Escudero, Esteban de Sanlucar, Salinas, El Morito and Pepe Alonso. In 1996 Cristian joined Chango Farias Gomez and worked throughout Argentina for 3 years. Cristian can be heard on "Chango Farías Gomez y la Manija" CD, recorded in the Astral Theater in 1995. Cristian dissolved the group Rabat in 1997 to dedicate himself to work as a soloist but still collaborating with other local and foreign musicians, fusing bossa nova, jazz and Argentine tango. In 2000 Cristian was asked to travel to New York to make his debut at Alegrias tablao. Since then Cristian has been working and composing music for local and foreign artists and companies.Cristián integrated the musical project of Terrence Howard, they acted in the white house for Mr. President Obama (2009) Cristian record in the project Flamenco inside / out (2011) and the CD Inflame (2013) Fusion of flamenco and indian music, At the present time he is working on recordings of his own compositions. Cristian has composed music and worked with various companies. Cristian continues to work as a solist, composes music for flamenco companies and offers private insruction. He also works as a flamenco singer, interpreting the traditional and modern flamenco styles.

Gerardo Contino and Los Habaneros

Gerardo Contino and Los Habaneros

Tuesday, June 21
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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Gerardo Contino and Los Habaneros

Gerardo Contino and Los Habaneros

Tuesday, June 21, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

Personnel:
Gerardo Contino - Vocals
Axel Tosca- Piano
John Benítez- Bass
Yusnier Sánchez- Congas
Carlos Maldonado- Timbales

The explosive Los Habaneros are a force to behold on stage. Mixing musical styles from their home in Cuba with the diversity of sounds they encountered when they made New York City their home, Los Habaneros transcend traditional musical genres to create a real fusion that provokes fans into hip-shaking abandon. The band is comprised of a young generation of Havana-trained musicians, including director and singer Gerardo Contino, artistic director and pianist Axel Tosca Laugart, and percussionist Yusnier Sanchez Bustamante.

The band's first album, Somos Latinos (2013), was released to very high critical acclaim. It was produced by Latin Grammy-nominated Luisito Quintero, and included 5 time Grammy-award winning bassist John Benitez. Los Habaneros have toured in Peru, Canada, Qatar, and all throughout the United States. They have played at the Kennedy Center for the Arts as official performers for TEDMED, the American Folk Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, BB King Blues Club, Subrosa, BAMCafe, The Green Space, Sounds of Brazil (SOBs), Le Poisson Rouge, The Bronx Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, Live at the Gantries, Roulette, Gonzalez y Gonzalez, Taj, and many others.

Wednesday, June 22

Champian Fulton

Champian Fulton

Wednesday, June 22
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Champian Fulton

Champian Fulton

Wednesday, June 22, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

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.

Sachal Vasandani "Presents"

Sachal Vasandani "Presents"

Wednesday, June 22
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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Sachal Vasandani "Presents"

Sachal Vasandani "Presents"

Wednesday, June 22, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

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, June 23

Ken Fowser Quintet feat. Jeremy Pelt

Ken Fowser Quintet feat. Jeremy Pelt

Thursday, June 23
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Ken Fowser Quintet feat. Jeremy Pelt

Ken Fowser Quintet feat. Jeremy Pelt

Thursday, June 23, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Personnel:
Ken Fowser - Saxophone
Jeremy Pelt - Trumpet

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.

Lee Taylor

Lee Taylor

Thursday, June 23
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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Lee Taylor

Lee Taylor

Thursday, June 23, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

Personnel:
Lee Taylor - Vocals
TBA

Lee Taylor is a singer/songwriter based in New York City. Writing and performing in a wholly unique style, Lee dazzles audiences with her blues, jazz, pop and gospel. Her voice has been described as “distinctive” by legendary bassist Darryl Jones (The Rolling Stones, Miles Davis), “uncommon” by The Memphis Commercial Appeal, and as “a voice to cut diamonds” by The Canberra Times.

Friday, June 24

Liam Sutcliffe quartet feat. Byron Landham

Liam Sutcliffe quartet feat. Byron Landham

Friday, June 24
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Liam Sutcliffe quartet feat. Byron Landham

Liam Sutcliffe quartet feat. Byron Landham

Friday, June 24, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Personnel:
Liam Sutcliffe - Trumpet
Caelan Cardello - Piano
Graham Kozak - Bass
Byron Landham - Drums

Liam Sutcliffe is a trumpet player from New Jersey. He performs regularly as a freelance musician in the Philadelphia/New York metro area. In 2019, he was selected to be a part of the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. In 2020, he won the United States Army Blues solo competition. He is about to complete his undergraduate studies at Rutgers University in the spring of 2022.

Jenn Jade 5tet “Bronx Passport”

Jenn Jade 5tet “Bronx Passport”

Friday, June 24
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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Jenn Jade 5tet “Bronx Passport”

Jenn Jade 5tet “Bronx Passport”

Friday, June 24, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

Personnel:
Jennifer Jade Ledesna - Vocals
TBA

Stage mage JENNIFER JADE LEDESNA, a native Bronx polyglot, is an alumna of the New School Jazz Conservatory & the “Famed” LaGuardia Arts. A Montreux Jazz Voice Competition Finalist, Equity actress, & "Betty Carter Jazz Ahead" composer, Ms. Jade often performs at "Aux Trois Mailletz" in Paris. She's sung at Carnegie Hall w Bobby McFerrin in “INSTANT OPERA!”, in the World Premiere Tour of “CHAPEL/CHAPTER” w the Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Co. She's graced the stages of the CHORUS Jazz Club in Lausanne, Norway's International “Silda Jazz Fest” w her group "RAJAFRO", Saint Croix's “Take Five” fest, Santiago de Chile's "Teatro Municipal de Las Condes", & Austria's PORGY & BESS. She's also shared the stage with Elew, Dave Valentin, Wycliffe Gordon, Junior Mance, Benny Powell, Candido Camero, & Wynton Marsalis, among others. Jenn Jade recently starred as “Tinima” in HATUEY: MEMORY OF FIRE! at BAM in NYC & just returned from her Summer Tour in North East Brasil!

Saturday, June 25

Joe Magnarelli Quartet

Joe Magnarelli Quartet

Saturday, June 25
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Joe Magnarelli Quartet

Joe Magnarelli Quartet

Saturday, June 25, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Personnel:
Joe Magnarelli - Trumpet
Robert Edwards - Trombone
Anthony Wonsey - Piano
Clovis Nicolas - Bass
Willie Jones - Drums

As a freelance trumpet player, Magnarelli has had the opportunity to play engagements in New York and around the world with Aretha Franklin, Rosemary Clooney, Joe Williams, Freddy Cole, Mel Torme, Johnny Mathis, John Pizzarelli, Jane Monheit, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, George Grunz’s European Orchestra, the Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, the Smalls Jazz All-Stars, the Carnegie Hall Jazz Orchestra, Chico O'Farrill, Jimmy Cobb's Mob, and Louis Hayes’s Cannonball Legacy Band. Mags has also performed such jazz and pop luminaries as Dr. John, Leon Russell, Liberace, the Manhattan Transfer, Freddie Hubbard, Art Farmer, Jimmy Heath, Al Jarreau, Jerry Bergonzi, Louie Bellson, Paquito D'Rivera, and Thiago Dimello.

Nick Hempton Band

Nick Hempton Band

Saturday, June 25
10:00PM - 1:30AM

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Nick Hempton Band

Nick Hempton Band

Saturday, June 25, 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, June 27

Mingus Orchestra

Mingus Orchestra

Monday, June 27
7:30PM & 9:30PM

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Mingus Orchestra

Mingus Orchestra

Monday, June 27, 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, June 28

Carlos Abadie’s “The Latin Jazz Express”

Carlos Abadie’s “The Latin Jazz Express”

Tuesday, June 28
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Carlos Abadie’s “The Latin Jazz Express”

Carlos Abadie’s “The Latin Jazz Express”

Tuesday, June 28, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Personnel:
Carlos Abadie - Trumpet
Alex De Lazzari - Saxophone
Luis Perdomo - Piano
Alex Apolo Ayala - Bass
Bobby Sanabria - Drums

Grammy nominated producer and trumpeter Carlos Abadie, hails from Miami, Florida where his first professional musical endeavors were with Melton Mustafa and the great Ira Sullivan. Mr. Abadie decided to move to New York City in 1993 and quickly became entrenched in the New York music scene starting out with Jason Linder's Big Band.. Now almost 30 years later, Mr. Abadie has had the distinct honor of playing with Junior Mance, Louis Hayes, Illinois Jacquet, Ocean Pope, Jimmy Heath, Clark Terry, Ray Santos and his Orchestra, Bobby Sanabria, Andy Gonzalez and many more..
 
Since 2007, Mr. Abadie has been leading his own Jazz quintet. And with his quintet he has played all of the major venues in New York and the tri-state area. Mr. Abadie started wearing the hat of producer in 2013, when he was asked by legendary bassist Andy Gonzalez to be part of Mister Gonzalez’s album entitled Entre Colegas. Entre Colegas was nominated for a Grammy in 2016, Mr. Abadie was also a featured soloist on this album.

Carlos Abadie is a constant musical presence and is revered by his colleagues on the New York jazz scene. Mr. Abadie continues to be a source inspiration to the musical community in NYC and to younger musicians just coming on to the scene.

Maria Raquel

Maria Raquel

Tuesday, June 28
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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Maria Raquel

Maria Raquel

Tuesday, June 28, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

Personnel:
Maria Raquel - Vocals
Itai Kriss - Flute
Gabriel Chakarji - Piano
David Alastre - Bass
Pablo Bencid - Percussion

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, June 29

Johnny O'Neal

Johnny O'Neal

Wednesday, June 29
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Johnny O'Neal

Johnny O'Neal

Wednesday, June 29, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Personnel:
Johnny O'Neal - Piano and Voice
Luke Selleck - Bass
Ben Zweig - 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.

C. Anthony Bryant

C. Anthony Bryant

Wednesday, June 29
10:30PM - 1:00AM

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C. Anthony Bryant

C. Anthony Bryant

Wednesday, June 29, 10:30PM - 1:00AM

Personnel:
C. Anthony Bryant - Vocals
TBA

C. Anthony Bryant is emerging as one of the most versatile, powerful, and technically sound voices of our day. A highly sought after vocalist, instructor, composer, choral conductor and coach, Bryant has performed in houses of worship, clubs, and concert halls, both in the United States and abroad. A resident of New York City, Bryant began singing with his family and in church at the age of two in his hometown of Washington, DC. This small beginning has given way to an increasingly stellar career in music that continues to grow not just vocally, but in the areas of composition, conducting, pedagogy, and music program management. Bryant, a self-avowed “church boy”, is a performer of all genres from classical to jazz, from gospel to pop. Following his appearance in BET’s stirring documentary, “Holler If You Hear Me: Black and Gay in the Church”, Bryant began his work in activism and LGBTQ rights.

Thursday, June 30

Ken Fowser Quintet feat. Jeremy Pelt

Ken Fowser Quintet feat. Jeremy Pelt

Thursday, June 30
7:30PM - 10:00PM

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Ken Fowser Quintet feat. Jeremy Pelt

Ken Fowser Quintet feat. Jeremy Pelt

Thursday, June 30, 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Personnel:
Ken Fowser - Saxophone
Jeremy Pelt - Trumpet

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.

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

Ed Cherry Quartet

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

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Ed Cherry Quartet

Ed Cherry Quartet

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

Personnel:
Ed Cherry - Guitar
TBA

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.