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SmallsLIVE Newsletter & Schedule April 22nd, 2013

Hello My Friends:


It's been a great week for SmallsLIVE the record label.  We were given the extremely rare privilege of being featured on the home page of the jazz section of iTunes.  Not just one title mind you, but the ENTIRE CATALOG!  For a small label like ours this is an incredible opportunity and gives us validity and exposure - it puts us on the map.  

Itunes is special in that a label can't buy placement on their homepage or features.  T
he iTunes editors select what they find interesting in the current batches of projects and feature that.  This evens out the playing field in terms of "big" or "small" labels.  You just got to make a great project and get their attention!  My thanks to Garrett Shelton and the iTunes Jazz Department for their support.  It must mean we're doing something right.

Furthermore, we have just released our four new titles, all of them great projects.  Watch for (SL032) Harold Mabern's trio with Joe Farnsworth and John Webber.  (SL033) Alex Sipiagin's Quintet w. Seamus Blake, David Kikoski, Boris Koslov & Nate Smith.  (SL034) Joe Magnarelli's Quartet  w. Mulgrew Miller, Dwayne Burno & Jason Brown and (SL035) Will Vinson's Quintet w. Aaron Parks, Lage Lund, Matt Brewer and Marcus Gilmore.  They should be all up on iTunes by the time this goes out and the physical CD's should be ready by May 1.  You can see the covers below -

At Smalls this week-

On Monday, we start out again with Peter Bernstein performing solo guitar.  Following him is our resident Ari Hoenig coming in with another wonderful guitarist, Gilad Hekselman and bassist Orlando Le Fleming.  At Midnight our erstwhile Spencer Murphy runs the jam session.

On Wednesday we have a great double bill starting with pianist George Burton, who's coming in with his quartet of Stacy DillardLuques Curtis & Rodney Green.  George is a dynamic and engaging pianist.  You can read his interview this week on our SmallsLIVE Interview Blog - CLICK HERE for the interview.  For our "Round Midnight" Concert we are presenting the compelling alto saxophonist Ben Van Gelder who is coming in with a trio comprised of Joe Sanders & Craig Weinrib.  Wednesday is also our "free video" night - if you want to stay home, just go to our website (www.smallsjazzclub.com) and click "LIVE VIDEO" anytime during the day.

On Thursday we present another amazing pianist to Smalls.  Pianist Harold O'Neal is truly an original, florid and harmonically adventurous.  He doesn't get heard too often, so take the time to hear his trio with Ben Williams and  Rodney Green. It's going to be an amazing show.  For our "Round Midnight" Concert following Harold is the truly wonderful Nick Hempton.  If you've spent time at Smalls than you've seen Nick in the capacity as manager.  However, my policy is to only hire managers who are also incredible jazz musicians (other managers are Spencer Murphy and John Merrill - both great).  Nick is really worth hearing.  He has an amazing sound, swinging feel and engaging personality.  He is coming in with Jeremy Manasia, George Delancy & Dan Aran.

Our weekend is great all around.  On Friday we start our evening with Grant Stewart's quartet which features Tardo Hammer. David Wong & Phil Stewart.  Following Grant for both Friday and Saturday's 10:30 PM slot is a group called collectively "The Flail".  The Flail's members include: 
Dan Blankinship - Tpt, Stephan Moutot - T. Sax, Brian Marsella - Piano, Reid Taylor - Bass & Matt Zebroski - Drums.  This band has a book of all original music that is kind of zany and humorous but always swinging, eclectic and entertaining.  On Saturday for our 7:30 PM show we have the great Joe Magnarelli and his quartet with Anthony Wonsey, Mike Karn & Jason Brown.  Satisfying and great music all weekend!

I'd also like to remind everyone about some of our regular shows that don't get promoted too often - Wednesday from 6PM to 8:45 PM is Michela Lerman and the Tap Dance Jam.  On Thursday from 6PM to 8:45 PM is Paquale Grasso and the afternoon open jam session.  On Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM is Sam Raderman and the afternoon open jam session and on Saturday from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM is the "Early Bird" jam session led by Dwayne Clemons.

Please come out and take advantage of our wonderful asset of brilliant musicians.  It's all here for you!!

Best Regards,

Spike Wilner


4/22

Peter Bernstein
Solo Guitar

7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

 

4/22

The Ari Hoenig Trio

10:00 PM to 12:30 AM


Ari Hoenig - Drm
Gilad Hekselman - Gtr
Orlando Le Fleming - Bs
 

4/26 & 4/27

The Flail

10:30 PM to 1:00 AM

Dan Blankinship - Tpt.
Stephan Moutot - T. Sax
Brian Marsella - Piano
Reid Taylor - Bass
Matt Zebroski - Drums

4/24

The George Burton Quartet

9:30 PM to 12:00 AM

George Burton - Piano
Stacy Dillard - Tnr
Luques Curtis - Bass
Rodney Green - Drums


 

4/24
 
"Round Midnight" w:
Ben Van Gelder


Midnight to Close

Ben van Gelder - A.Sax
Joe Sanders - Bass
Craig Weinrib - Drums

 

4/26

The Grant Stewart Quartet

7:30 PM to 10:30 PM


Grant Stewart - T. Sax
Tardo Hammer - Guitar
David Wong - Bass
Phil Stewart - Drums
4/25

The Harold O'Neal Trio

9:30 PM to 12:00 AM


Harold O'Neal - Piano
Ben Williams - Bass
Rodney Green - Drums



 

4/25

"Round Midnight" w:

The Nick Hempton Quartet

Midnight to Close

Nick Hempton - Sax
Jeremy Manasia - Pno
George Delancy - bass
Dan Aran - Drums

 
4/27

The Joe Magnarelli Quartet

7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Joe Magnarelli - Tpt.
Anthony Wonsey - Piano
Mike Karn - Bass
Jason Brown - Drums








 

SmallsLIVE Interview BLOG

Interesting and insightful interviews with the artists that perform at Smalls Jazz Club.

Interviewed by bassist Spencer Murphy - these interviews shed light on the thought process of the musicians and their relationship to Smalls.

This week: George Burton

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SmallsLIVE in the News
 
 
Mitch Borden - Smalls' Founder and Patron Saint
 
This is kind of an old article but colorful.  I wanted to re-run it here so as to illustrate the vibe of Mitch Borden, a man who has single-handedly nurtured and saved late night jazz in New York - more to come as we approach our 20th year anniversary!

http://gothamist.com/2005/05/05/mitch_borden_smalls_and_fat_cat_jazz_club_owner.php
 

The ENTIRE SmallsLIVE Catalog featured on the Jazz Home Page of iTunes!

www.itunes.com/jazz

For our full catalog CLICK HERE


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OUR SCHEDULE THIS WEEK:

Monday April 22

7:30 PM to 9:30 PM - A set of solo guitar with: Peter Bernstein
Peter Bernstein - Guitar ,


10:00 PM to 12:30 AM - Ari Hoenig with Gilad Hekselman
Ari Hoenig - Drums , Gilad Hekselman - Guitar , Orlando Le Fleming - Bass


12:30 AM to close - Afterhours with: Spencer Murphy
Spencer Murphy - Bass ,


Tuesday April 23

7:15 PM to 9:30 PM - Spike Wilner Trio
Spike Wilner - Piano


9:30 PM to 12:00 AM (two sets) - The Smalls Legacy Band
Josh Evans - Trumpet , Theo Hill - Piano , Frank Lacy - Trombone


Midnight to close - The Next Generation Sessions hosted by Kyle Poole and Friends
Kyle Poole - Drums ,


Wednesday April 24

6:00 PM to 8:45 PM ($10 cover, dancers/musicians free) - Tap Dance Jam! Hosted by Michela Lerman
Michela Marino Lerman - Tap Dancer ,


9:30 PM to 12:00 AM - The George Burton Group ($20 cover)
Stacy Dillard - Tenor Sax , George Burton - Piano , Luques Curtis - Bass , Rodney Green - Drums


Midnight to close - "Round Midnight" with: The Ben Van Gelder Group
Joe Sanders - Bass , Ben van Gelder - Alto Sax , Craig Weinrib - Drums


Thursday April 25

6:00 PM to 8:45 PM ($10 cover, musicians free) - Afternoon Jam Session with: Pasquale Grasso
Pasquale Grasso - Guitar ,


9:30 PM to 12:00 AM - The Harold O'Neal Trio ($20 cover)
Harold O'Neal - Piano , Ben Williams - Bass , Rodney Green - Drums


Midnight to close - "Round Midnight" with: Nick Hempton Group
Nick Hempton - Alto Sax , Dan Aran - Drums , Jeremy Manasia - Piano , George Delancy - Bass


Friday April 26

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM ($10 cover, musicians free) - Afternoon Open Jam Session with: Sam Raderman and Luc Decker
Luc Decker - Drums , Nial Djuliarso - Piano , Sam Raderman - Guitar ,


7:30 PM to 10:00 PM - The Grant Stewart Quartet
Grant Stewart - Tenor Sax , Tardo Hammer - Piano , David Wong - Bass , Phil Stewart - Drums


10:30 PM to 1:00 AM - The Flail
Dan Blankinship - Trumpet , Stephan Moutot - Tenor Sax , Brian Marsella - Piano , Reid Taylor - Bass , Matt Zebroski - Drums


1:00 AM to close - Afterhours with: The Anthony Wonsey Trio
Anthony Wonsey - Piano ,


Saturday April 27

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM ($10 cover, musicians free) - The "Early Bird" Session hosted by Dwayne Clemons & Sasha Perry
Dwayne Clemons - Trumpet , Josh Benko - Alto Sax , Sacha Perry - Piano , Murray Wall - Bass , Jimmy Wormworth - Drums


7:30 PM to 10:00 PM - The Joe Magnarelli Quartet
Joe Magnarelli - Trumpet , Anthony Wonsey - Piano , Mike Karn - Bass , Jason Brown - Drums


10:30 PM to 1:00 AM - The Flail
Dan Blankinship - Trumpet , Stephan Moutot - Tenor Sax , Brian Marsella - Piano , Reid Taylor - Bass , Matt Zebroski - Drums


1:00 AM to Close - Afterhours with: Brooklyn Circle featuring Stacy Dillard
Stacy Dillard - Tenor Sax , Diallo House - Bass , Ismail Lawal - Drums


Sunday April 28

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Vocal Masterclass with Marion Cowings $20 entry - $40 to participate
Marion Cowings - Vocalist


4:30 PM to 7:00 PM - The John Merrill Trio
Brian Floody - Drums , John Merrill - Guitar , George Delancy - Bass


7:30 PM to 9:30 PM - Sunday Evening Duets: Ehud Asherie
Ehud Asherie - Piano ,


9:30 PM to 11:00 PM - The Legendary Johnny O'Neal ($20)
Johnny O'Neal - Piano ,


11:00 PM to close - Afterhours with: The Saul Rubin Trio
Saul Rubin - Guitar ,
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