July 27th, 2015
"three raindrops
a greeting card from heaven...
midsummer heat"  - 

Issa - ca. 1790
Sultry summer evening here on the corners of West 10th street and 7th avenue, where below my feet exist two jazz caves filled with music, musicians and fellow Human Beings.  A slight drizzle leaves the pavement damp and the air smelling clean.  I traverse back and forth, from the West to the East and then again, to the West.  Hailing friends on the way, smiling to familiar faces.  My hardworking doormen greeting customers and cajoling them to explore beneath ground - the jazz underground.  Wide-eyed, nervous but happy, neophytes dare to descend - not sure if they'll like it or not.  Some skeptical, others ready to dive in.  The music captures them.  The feeling of the places capture them - it's something that is rare, not found elsewhere.  "It is real New York", they marvel, eager to drink the deep-vibe of our music and culture.  To share, also, in the joy of its creation and the strength of the bond of the community.  They want to join - to be part of it and to feel included.  On that night they may drink a little more than they should but for one evening they feel the Bohemian spirit and the ghosts of musicians past - willow-o-the-wisp forces brushing gently against the faces of their souls and leaving the stain of the blues in their hearts.

I look forward to seeing everyone at the clubs.  Much great music scheduled to share and enjoy.



NOW: A cover paid at Mezzrow also gets you admission to Smalls.
Mezzrow proudly endorses Steinway pianos

Monday - 7/27
Vocalist Judi Silvano & Mike Abene

               Join vocalist Judi Silvano and pianist Michael Abene for the release of her new CD "My Dance", a collection of Judi Silvano’s original songs, each with a story of its own. Conceived from Judi’s experiences of life and love, some tunes have lyrics while others leave the story to the listener’s imagination. Along with veteran pianist Michael Abene, these songs are collaborative arrangements between two creative improvisers at the top of their game.

John Merrill (no cover) @ 7:30 PM
Judi Silvano sets @ 9:30 PM & 11 PM
Sacha Perry "after-hours" @ 12 AM

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Tuesday - 7/28
Rick Germanson & Ugonna Okegwo Duo

Pianist Rick Germanson is a top player on the scene and in constant demand as a sideman.  He's got a joyful swinging feeling and a real knowledge of the tradition of this music.  With him is the veteran bassist Ugonna Okegwo.

Lafayette Harris (no cover) @ 7:30 PM
Rick Germanson sets @ 9:30 PM & 11 PM
Miki Yamanaka & Adi Meyerson
"After-hours" @ 12 AM

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Wednesday - 7/29
Steve Slagle & Bill O'Connell

Join saxophonist Steve Slagle and pianist Bill O'Connell for an evening of duets celebrating the release of their new CD "The Power of Two".

Janice Friedman(no cover )  @ 7:30 PM
Steve Slagle sets @ 9:30 PM & 11 PM

Sarah Slonim & Myles Sloniker 
 @ 12 AM

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Thursday - 7/30
Larry Fuller & David Wong

Based in New York City, Larry Fuller is a world-class jazz pianist rooted in the hard-swinging traditions of mainstream jazz. Larry was the last pianist with legendary bassist Ray Brown's Trio, a member of the Jeff Hamilton Trio, and most recently a member of the John Pizzarelli Quartet. Larry's playing has been described by critics as "summarizing the history of jazz".

Spike Wilner (no cover) @ 7:30 PM
Larry Fuller sets @ 9:30 PM & 11 PM
Jon Davis "after-hours" @ 12 AM

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Friday & Saturday - 7/31-8/1
Buster Williams & Victor Gould

Legendary bass master Buster Williams returns to Mezzrow for a weekend of duets.  
This weekend he's invited the talented and swinging young pianist Victor Gould to join him.

(7/31) - Ehud Asherie ( No cover ) @ 7:30 PM
(8/1) - Spike Wilner ( No cover ) @ 7:30 PM
Buster Williams sets @ 9:30 PM & 11 PM
(7/31) - Johnny O'Neal "after-hours" @ 12:30 AM
(8/1) - Mezzrow "after-hours" @ 12:30 AM

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Sunday - 8/2
Philip Harper w. Wilerm Delinsfort & Mike Karn

Join jazz legend, trumpeter Philip Harper and his trio for an evening of classic bebop jazz music.

Pasquale Grasso Solo Guitar @ 7:30 PM
Philip Harper Sets @ 9:30 PM & 11 PM

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(a selection of featured shows)

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Monday - 7/27
Will Sellenraad 3

Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM
  w. Will Sellenraad - Guitar, Victor Lewis - Drums,
Ed Howard - Bass
Monday - 7/27
John Farnsworth Quartet
Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM

   w. Mike DiRubbo - Alto Sax, Victor Gould - Piano, John Webber - Bass, Joe Farnsworth - Drums


Tuesday - 7/28
Spike Wilner Trio
 Set from 7:30 PM to 9 PM

w. Spike Wilner - Piano,  Tyler Mitchell - Bass,
Anthony Pinciotti - Drums
Tuesday - 7/28
Josh Evans Big Band
 Sets at 9:30 PM & 11:00 PM

w. Stacy Dillard - Tenor Sax, David Gibson - Trombone, Josh Evans - Trumpet, Bruce Williams - Alto Sax, Theo Hill - Piano, Max Seigel - Trombone, Stafford Hunter - Trombone, Vitaly Golovnev - Trumpet
, Frank Lacy - Trombonem, Yunie Mojica - Alto Sax, Lauren Sevian - Baritone Sax


Wednesday, Thursday - 7/29-30
Adam Birnbaum Quintet
Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM
 w. Ingrid Jensen - Trumpet, Dayna Stephens - Tenor Sax, Adam Birnbaum - Piano, Billy Drummond - Drums, Yasushi Nakamura - Bass
Wednesday 7/29
Curtis Lundy Quartet
Sets at 10:30 PM & 12:00 AM
 w. Stacy Dillard - Tenor Sax, Richard Johnson - Piano, Curtis Lundy - Bass, Eric Kennedy - Drums
Thursday - 7/30
Brian Lynch Quartet
Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM

  w. Brian Lynch - Trumpet, Emmet Cohen - Piano, Boris Kozlov - Bass, Ralph Peterson - Drums


Friday - 7/31
The Pete Malinverni Trio
Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM

$20 for this show
  w. Pete Malinverni - Piano, Doug Weiss - Bass, Steve Williams - Drums
Friday, Saturday - 7/31-8/1
Ken Peplowski Quartet

Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM
$20 for this show
  w. Ken Peplowski - Clarinet, Ted Rosenthal - Piano, Martin Wind - Bass, Matt Wilson - Drums
Saturday - 8/1
Chuck Redd Quartet
Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM

$20 for this show
    w. Chuck Redd - Vibraphone, Mike Ledonne - Piano, Bob Cranshaw - Bass, Darrian Douglas - Drums
Sunday - 8/2
Marianne Solivan & her Big Band

Sets at 4:30 PM & 6 PM
w.  Sharel Cassity - Alto Sax, John Chin - Piano, Stacy Dillard - Tenor Sax, David Gibson - Trombone, Josh Evans - Trumpet, Marianne Solivan - Vocalist, Freddie Hendrix - Trumpet, Stafford Hunter - Trombone, Yunie Mojica - Alto Sax, Matthew Parrish - Bass,
Chris Smith - Drums
Sunday - 8/2
Johnny O'Neal Trio

Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM
w.  Johnny O'Neal - Piano, Luke Sellick - Bass,
Charles Goold - Drums
Sunday - 8/2
Behn Gillece Quartet

Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM
w.  Behn Gillece - Vibraphone, Nate Radley - Guitar, Ugonna Okegwo - Bass, Jason Tiemann - Drums


Monday - 7/27, 1 AM to close
Afterhours with Christopher McBride


Tuesday - 7/28, 12:30 AM to close 
The Next Generation Sessions
with Alexander Claffy

Wednesday - 7/29, 1:30 AM to close 
Afterhours Jam Session


Thursday - 7/30, 1:30 AM to close 
Afterhours Jam Session


Friday - 7/31, 4:30 PM to 7 PM
Afternoon open jam session
with Ai Murakami Trio


Friday - 7/31, 1:15 AM
Friday Afterhours with Anthony Wonsey

Saturday - 8/1, 4 PM to 7 PM
Saturday Afternoon Open Jam Session
With : Tuomo Uusitalo Trio

Saturday - 8/1, 1:30 AM to close
Afterhours with Philip Harper

Sunday - 8/2, 1 PM to 3 PM
Marion Cowings Vocal Masterclass

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