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SmallsLIVE/Mezzrow Newsletter
October 1st, 2018
 
Hello Everyone -

I just got back from a week as a guest teacher at The Prins Claus Conservatory in Groningen, Netherlands.  The program is run by my friend Joris Teepe who invites a different teacher from New York to coach some ensembles and, hopefully, impart some wisdom.  The students there are high spirited and involved.  My kind of "New York", standards based, jazz that I play feels antiquated but I managed to give them a bit of the flavor of Smalls and what I came up with.  In the end, our final concerts were very successful and I think everyone came away with a positive feeling and some growth.  Also, just to be in the lovely town of Groningen is remarkable - good food and good people, peaceful.  My thanks to all the students who did really great last week.  I look forward to seeing you again.

Smalls and Mezzrow are into the busy season so if you want to come to a show, particularly on a weekend, we urge you to get to the venue about 30 min before the set you want to see.  At Mezzrow you can reserve a front seat right on the site.  As usual the vibe is happening and the music is great - come on out if you can or watch us from our live stream.

Peaceful Intentions and Positive Mindsets,

Spike
 

Monday - 10/1
Greg Ruggiero, Murray Wall & Steve Little

Guitarist Greg Ruggiero makes his return to Mezzrow with his trio featuring Murray Wall on bass and Steve Little on drums.

 Doors @ 7:30 PM
Seatings at 8 and 9:30 PM

Pasquale Grasso "After-hours" @ 11 PM

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Tuesday - 10/2
Melissa Stylianou, Gene Bertoncini & Ike Sturm

Fluid, intimate and spontaneous, the trio of vocalist Melissa Stylianou, guitar legend Gene Bertoncini and bassist Ike Sturm interpret standards with an engaging, swinging spirit.

 Doors @ 7:30 PM
Seatings at 8 and 9:30 PM

"Polite Jam Session" with Naama Gheber @ 11 PM

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Wednesday - 10/3
Simona Premazzi, Joe Martin & Nasheet Waits

Simona Premazzi is a talented improvisor and composer. Joining her will be Joe Martin on bass and Nasheet Waits on drums, join them for an evening of trio.

 Doors @ 7:30 PM
Seatings at 8 and 9:30 PM

Sullivan Fortner "After-hours" @ 11 PM

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Thursday - 10/4
David O'Rourke, Michael Kanan & Pat O'Leary

Guitarist David O'Rourke is a true veteran who plays with a great jazz feeling. Join him and his trio featuring Michael Kanan on piano and Pat O'Leary on bass.

 Doors @ 7:30 PM
Seatings at 8 and 9:30 PM

Spike Wilner "After-hours" @ 11 PM

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Friday & Saturday - 10/5-6
Vanessa Rubin, Brandon McCune, Kenny Davis & Winard Harper

Vocalist Vanessa Rubin makes her return to Mezzrow for a weekend with her quartet featuring Brandon McCune on piano, Kenny Davis on bass, & Winard Harper on drums. 

 Doors @ 7:30 PM
Seatings at 8 and 9:30 PM
10/5 -Joe Davidian "After-hours" @ 11 PM
10/6 - Jon Davis "After-hours" @ 11 PM


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10/6 - CLICK HERE TO RESERVE  

Sunday - 10/7
Solo Piano Salon with Spike Wilner


Join pianist Spike Wilner for an afternoon of solo piano, there is no cover charge for this performance.

 Doors @ 4:30 PM
Spike Wilner from 5 PM until 7 PM

  

Sunday - 10/7
Randy Ingram & Drew Gress

Pianist Randy Ingram is a modern thinking improvisor and composer.  He is joined by bassist Drew Gress for an evening of duets.

 Doors @ 7:30 PM
Seatings at 8 and 9:30 PM
John Merrill & Friends "After-hours" @ 11 PM


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Monday - 10/1
Alex LoRe Quartet

 Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM
     with Alex LoRe - Altp Sax, Glenn Zaleski - Piano, Desmond White - Bass, Allan Mednard - Drums
 
Monday - 10/1
Anthony Wonsey Quartet

 Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM
     with Anthony Wonsey - Piano, Jon Beshay - Soprano Sax, Dmitri Kolesnik - Bass, Chris Beck - Drums
 
Monday - 10/1
1 AM to close

OPEN JAM SESSION
 
 
Tuesday - 10/2
Spike Wilner Trio
 Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM
with Spike Wilner - Piano, Paul Gill - Bass, Anthony Pinciotti - Drums
Tuesday - 10/2
Frank Lacy Group
 Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM

with Frank Lacy - Trombone
Tuesday - 10/2
 1 AM to close

OPEN JAM SESSION
Wednesday - 10/3
Craig Brann Quintet
Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM

with Craig Brann - Guitar, Freddie Hendrix - Trumpet, Ethan Herr - Piano, Nick Morrison - Bass, Rudy Royston - Drums
Wednesday - 10/3
Mike Troy Quartet
 Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM
with Mike Troy - Alto Sax, Micah Thomas - Piano, Dan Pappalardo - Bass, Peter Manheim - Drums
Wednesday - 10/3
1 AM to close

OPEN JAM SESSION
Thursday - 10/4
Sylvia Cuenca Quartet
Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM

with Sylvia Cuenca - Drums, Ralph Bowen - Tenor Sax, Paul Bollenback - Guitar, Jared Gold - Organ
Thursday - 10/4
David Ambrosio Quintet
 Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM

with David Ambrosio - Bass, Joe Magnarelli - Trumpet, Tim Armacost - Tenor Sax, Bruce Barth - Piano, Steve Williams - Drums
Thursday - 10/4
Jovan Alexandre "After-hours"
1 AM to close

with Jovan Alexandre - Tenor Sax,  Davis Whitfield = Piano, Matt Dwonszyk - Bass, Timothy Angulo - Drums 
Friday & Saturday - 10/5-10/6
Monte Croft Quartet
Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM

$20 for this show
with Monte Croft - Vibraphone, Bruce Barth - Piano, Ben Wolfe - Bass, Steve Johns - Drums
Friday & Saturday - 10/5-10/6
Tivon Pennicott Quartet
Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM

$20 for this show
with Tivon Pennicott - Tenor Sax, Philip Dizack - Trumpet (10/5,) Russell Hall - Bass (10/5,) Yasushi Nakamura (10/6,) Kenneth Salters - Drums
Friday - 10/5
JD Allen "After-hours"
1 AM to close

with  JD Allen - Tenor Sax
Saturday - 10/6
Smalls Showcase:
Jamale Davis Trio

Sets at 4:30 PM & 6 PM

with Jamale Davis - Bass, Mferghu - Piano, Doron Tirosh - Drums
Saturday - 10/6
Philip Harper Quintet
"After-hours"
1 AM to close

with Philip Harper - Trumpet
Sunday - 10/7
Vocal Masterclass
with Marion Cowings

from 1:00 PM until 3 PM
The Marion Cowings Jazz Vocal Workshop is a weekly session that gives vocalists a forum to develop the elements that define a jazz vocal performance.
Sunday - 10/7
Marianne Solivan Quartet

Sets at 4:30 PM & 6 PM
with Marianne Solivan - Vocalist, Joshua Richman - Piano, Matthew Parrish - Bass, Vince Ector - Drums
Sunday - 10/7
Don Menza Quartet
Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM

with Don Menza - Tenor Sax, Frank Kimbrough - Piano, Ed Howard - Bass, Bernd Reiter - Drums
Sunday - 10/7
JC Stylles/Mark Whitfield Birthday Bash
Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM

with JC Stylles - Guitar, Mark Whitfield - Guitar, Kyle Koehler - Bass, Byron Landham - Drums
Sunday - 10/7
 1 AM to close

OPEN JAM SESSION
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