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Smalls/Mezzrow Newsletter - December 19th, 2016
Dear Friends:

I feel strongly that the SmallsLIVE audio/video archive is of historical importance.  We're now over 11,000 shows archived and represent more than 2000 musicians who have played at the club since 2007.  Our current website is a technical marvel and one we've spent three years designing, building and de-bugging.  Besides our calendar, we offer live streams from the clubs (Smalls and Mezzrow), our complete audio/video archive, our catalog and record store. But the most significant feature of the site, in my opinion, is the revenue share payout system we designed to pay a royalty to artists who’s music is in the archive.

While the live streams are free to anyone who registers, access to the audio/video archive is only for our "supporting members".  A supporting membership is $10 monthly.  The revenue collected from these memberships is shared and distributed to the artists based on a system of usage.  As supporting members watch shows in the archive, the artists who are tagged to those shows get credited with the amount of time watched.  At the end of a pay period each a musicians individual time total is divided by the archive time total.  This gives their percentage of the payout.  In other words, the more an artist is listened to the more they make.  This works to the advantage of popular side-men/women who may play in many different bands.

We had our first payout at the beginning of this year and are just about to do a distribution before the year is over.  It's fascinating to see who's in the "top 30 or 40" in terms of payout.  We anticipate distributing about $7500 this time to the musicians.  For some of the top ranked this can represent a significant payout.  It should be noted, far in excess of any other royalty system currently operating and certainly better than Spotify.  I don't want to start a battle here but the SmallsLIVE revenue share system was devised by musicians for musicians to be as fair as possible. For more detailed info please CLICK HERE.  If you're already a free member, please consider upgrading and becoming a supporter.   We currently only have small number of SmallsLIVE supporters but our goal is modest.  Even a small group of supporters can have a big impact on the economics of the artists and the clubs.
 
I thank everyone for their support throughout the year and wish all a peaceful and enriching holiday season into the New Year.
 
Regards,
Spike
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Monday - 12/19
Mark Soskin & Jay Anderson

Pianist Mark Soskin is a swinging veteran and has logged time with artists such as Sonny Rollins and many others.  Please join him for an evening of jazz duets with veteran bassist Jay Anderson.

Doors @ 7:30 PM
Mark Soskin sets @ 8 PM & 9:30 PM
Pasquale Grasso "After-hours" @ 11 PM

To advance purchase a reserved seat click:
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Tuesday - 12/20
Vocalist Judy Niemack with
John DiMartino and Boris Kozlov


The wonderful vocalist Judy Niemack makes her Mezzrow debut with the crack rhythm team of John DiMartino on piano and Boris Kozlov on bass.

Doors @ 7:30 PM
Judy Niemack sets @ 8 PM & 9:30 PM
Mezzrow "Polite Jam Session" @ 11 PM


To advance purchase a reserved seat click:
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Wednesday  - 12/21
Sam Yahel & Or Bareket Duo

Pianist Sam Yahel is a fluid improvisor and a modern thinking player.  Join him for an evening of jazz in our music room in duet with bassist Or Bareket.

Sam Yahel sets @ 8 PM & 9:30 PM
Tony Hewitt & Friends "After-hours" @ 11 PM


To advance purchase a reserved seat click:
CLICK HERE TO RESERVE

Thursday - 12/22
Simona Premazzi & Dezron Douglas

Pianist Simona Premazzi is a modern thinking improvisor with a fleet touch.  She'll be joined by bassist Dezron Douglas for an evening of duo.

Doors @ 7:30 PM
Simona Premazzi sets @ 8 PM & 9:30 PM
Spike Wilner "After-hours" @ 11 PM


To advance purchase a reserved seat click:
CLICK HERE TO RESERVE

Friday - 12/23-24
Luis Perdomo with
Adam Rogers (12/23) & John Benitez (12/24)


Pianist Luis Perdomo is one of the most highly regarded players on the scene today.  A powerful, modern thinking improvisor with a great jazz feeling.  Join him for an evening in our music room in duet with guitarist Adam Rogers (12/23) & with bassist John Benitez(12/24).

Doors @ 7:30 PM
Luis Perdomo sets @ 8 PM & 9:30 PM
12/23 - Johnny O'Neal "After-hours" @ 11 PM
12/24 - "After-hours" @ 11 PM


To advance purchase a reserved seat click:
 12/23 - CLICK HERE TO RESERVE
12/24 - CLICK HERE TO RESERVE  

Sunday - 12/25
Mezzrow will be closed for Christmas Day.

 

Mezzrow proudly endorses Steinway pianos

THIS WEEK AT SMALLS
(a selection of featured shows)

For our full schedule please go to www.smallslive.com

Monday - 12/19
The David Ambrosio/Russ Meisner Sextet
“Moments in Time” CD Release

 Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM
     with David Ambrosio – Bass, Russ Meisner – Drums, Loren Stillman – Alto Sax, Nate Radley – Guitar, Chris Cheek – Tenor Sax, Leonard Thompson – Piano
Monday - 12/19
The Ari Hoenig Quartet
 Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM

with Ari Hoenig – Drums, Shai Maestro – Piano, Gilad Hekselman – Guitar, Orlando Fleming – Bass
Tuesday - 12/20
The Pete Zimmer Quartet
 Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM

with Pete Zimmer – Drums, Jeremy Pelt – Trumpet, Joel Frahm – Tenor Sax, Rick Germanson – Piano, Joseph Lepore – Bass
Tuesday - 12/20
The Frank Lacy Group
 Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM

     with Frank Lacy - Trombone
Wednesday & Thursday - 12/21-22
Rob Bargard’s Reunion
Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM

with Rob Bargard – Piano, Jerry Weldon – Tenor Sax, Joe Magnarelli – Trumpet, Dave Schumacher – Baritone Sax, Mike Karn – Bass, Daniel Sadownick – Percussion, Jason Brown - Drums
Wednesday - 12/21
The Harold Mabern Trio
Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM

with Harold Mabern - Piano
Thursday - 12/22
The Ken Fowser Quintet
Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM

     with Ken Fowser – Tenor Sax, Josh Bruneau – Trumpet, Steve Einerson – Piano, Paul Gill – Bass, Jason Tiemann - Drums
Friday - 12/23
Ralph Lalama & "Bop-Juice"
Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM

$20 for this show
with Ralph Lalama – Tenor Sax, David Wong – Bass, Clifford Barbaro – Drums
Saturday - 12/24
The Joey Cavaseno Quartet 

Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM
$20 for this show
with Joey “G-Clef” Cavaseno – Alto Sax
Friday & Saturday - 12/23-24
The Alex Sipiagin Quintet

Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM
$20 for this show
    with Alex Sipiagin – Trumpet, Dave Binney - alto sax, Dave Kikoski – Piano, Boris Kozlov – Bass, Donald Edwards – Drums
Sunday - 12/25
The Johnny O'Neal Trio

Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM
with Johnny O’Neal – Piano, Ben Rubens – Bass, Itay Morchi – Drums
Sunday - 12/25
The Craig Wuepper Quartet

Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM
     with Craig Wuepper – Drums, Steve Hall – Tenor Sax, Paul Odeh – Piano, Essiet Essiet – Bass

SMALLS JAZZ CLUB REGULAR SHOWS

Monday - 12/19, 1 AM to close
After-hours Jam Session with Jonathan Barber

 

Tuesday - 12/20, 1 AM to close 
After-hours Jam Session with Jon Beshay


Wednesday - 12/21, 1 AM to close
After-hours Jam Session with Aaron Seeber

 

Thursday - 12/22, 12 AM to close 

After-hours Jam Session with Joel Ross

 

Friday - 12/23, 1 AM to close
After-Hours with Corey Wallace DUBtet

 

Saturday - 12/24, 4 PM to 7 PM
Robert Edwards - Afternoon Jam Session

 

Saturday - 12/24, 1 AM to close
The Philip Harper Quintet

 

Sunday - 12/25,  1 PM to 3 PM
Vocal Workshop with Marion Cowings

 

Sunday - 12/25,  4:30 PM to 7 PM
Ai Murakami Trio Feat. Sacha Perry


Sunday - 12/25,  1 AM to close
After-hours with Hillel Salem


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