Smalls Jazz

Hello Friends:
I hope everyone is doing well.  I wanted to bring to your attention some of the highlights of this weeks schedule.
On Monday Ari Hoenig returns to Smalls after a brief absence. He's coming in with Tigran Hamasyan, who is an astonishing pianist and one that you don't hear too often.  If you're around Monday, swing by and check out Ari's trio and then stay late for the afterhours jam session led by Spencer Murphy - that's always a great late night scene on a Monday.
Wednesday and Thursday we have the Israeli tenor saxophonist Eli Degibri returning to Smalls with his quartet.  This group features Aaron Goldberg on piano, Rueben Rogers on bass and drummer Obed Calvaire.  Eli's music is always poignant and energetic.  We also have on Wednesday, following Eli for our "Round Midnight" concert, drummer Ulysses Owens and his group.  Ulysses is someone that a lot of folks have been talking about and he's coming in with a stellar quartet featuring Gilad Hekselman on guitar and the amazing Christian Sands on piano.  Rueben Rogers will be doing double duty and playing in that group as well.
This weekend features trombonist John Fedchock and his NY Sextet - which is a truly tight and professional unit.  The arrangements are fantastic and John always presents an exciting show - perfect for a high-energy weekend.   On Friday, opening for John is the wonderful pianist and singer Champian Fulton coming in with a quartet at 7:30.  If you've never checked out Champian than you should take the opportunity to.  She's always tasty and swinging.
On Sunday night at 9:30 PM we will be featuring tenor saxophonist David Schnitter and his quartet doing a CD release for their new "Live At Smalls" record.  David Schnitter is a veteran and the longest standing member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers.  His music is vital and elegant.  Don't miss this opportunity to hear this master.
As always, I wish you the best and hope to see you at the club!
Spike Wilner


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Monday, Feb 18th
The Ari Hoenig Trio
9:30 PM to 12:00 AM (two sets)
Tigran Hamasyan - Piano
Sam Minaie - Bass
Ari Hoenig - Drums

Wednesday, Feb. 20th
"Round Midnight" with:
The Ulysses Owens Quartet

Midnight to close
Ulysses Owens - Drums
Gilad Hekselman - Guitar
Reuben Rogers - Bass
Christian Sands - Piano

Thursday, Feb. 21st
The Eli Degibri Group
9:30 PM to 12:00 AM (two sets)
Eli Degibri - Tenor Sax
Aaron Goldberg - Piano
Obed Calvaire - Drums
Reuben Rogers - Bass

Friday, Feb. 22nd
The Champian Fulton Quartet
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM (two sets)
Champian Fulton - Vocalist
Steve Fulton - Trumpet
Hide Tanaka - Bass
Pete Zimmer - Drums

Friday, Feb 22nd & Saturday, Feb. 23rd
The John Fedchock NY Sextet
10:30 PM to 1:00 AM (two sets)
John Fedchock - Trombone
Walt Weiskopf - Tenor Sax
Scott Wendholt - Trumpet
Allen Farnham - Piano
Jay Anderson - Bass
Dave Ratajczak - Drums

Sunday, Feb. 24th
The David Schnitter Quartet
9:30 PM to 12:00 AM
David Schnitter - Tenor Sax
Ugonna Okegwo - Bass
Spike Wilner - Piano
Anthony Pinciotti - Drums

Ari Hoenig

With a unique and instantly-recognizable concept, Ari Hoenig has been one of the most substantial and studied voices in jazz drumming for at least a decade. Aside from notable work as a sideman with leaders like Jean-Michel Pilc, Kenny Werner, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Chris Potter, Joshua Redman, Wayne Krantz, Mike Stern, Pat Martino, and Dave Leibman, he has had an already-extensive career as an educator and bandleader, appearing as a leader or co-leader on 10 CDs in as many years’ time. He appears at Smalls Monday (10/22) leading a quartet, as well as Tuesday and Wednesday in a group led by saxophonist Seamus Blake. Read More

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