We had a phenomenal week! Taylor Eigsti’s fantastic shows were sold out. Also, thanks to dropping our pay wall for the shows, we had a tremendous amount of viewers watch the shows worldwide. This is going to lead to a new paradigm on how we present our live video in the future. I can’t say too much today but you’ll be hearing about it in the next few months. In the meantime, we will be choosing one night per week. this week will be Wednesday, for a free live video show so that everyone can get a taste of what Smalls has to offer.
This week, as usual, we have some great shows. On Monday night we’re featuring a young pianist who’s been making headway on the scene lately, Mike Bond. He’ll be performing with his trio, which features Alex Claffy on bass and Kush Abadey on drums. They’ll be opening for Ari Hoenig and his quartet, which also features an amazing young pianist, Eden Ladin. Joining the quartet is the fascinating Tivon Pennicott on tenor and Noam Wiesenberg on bass.
Tuesday night is our regular shows – me doing my solo piano show from 7:15 to 9:15. At 9:30 PM is our “Legacy Little Big Band” featuring the truly amazing Frank Lacy and then at midnight are Kyle Poole and his “next generations” jam session – which has become quite the hang and is a lot of fun to check out if you’re out late on a Tuesday.
Wednesday and Thursday we are featuring guitarist Lage Lund and his quartet with Glen Zaleski on piano, Matt Brewer on bass and Jochen Rueckert on drums. They start at 9:30 PM both nights. Lage’s got a terrific CD on our label, SmallsLIVE that you should check out.
Friday and Saturday night we are featuring the amazing and entertain Jay Collins and The Kings County Band. Jay is an alum of the “old” Smalls and besides being a virtuoso tenor and flute player is also a rough and tumble blues singer. His shows are part jazz and part blues/rock. The band is awesome. If you haven’t had a chance to check out Jay, I highly advise it.
On Saturday for our 7:30 PM set we have a true master of the piano, Don Friedman, coming in. Don is an eloquent and contemporary player with a beautiful touch and concept.
On Sunday, following Johnny O’Neal will be the Grant Stewart Quartet featuring Tardo Hammer on piano, Paul Sikivie on bass and Phil Stewart on drums. Grant also has a release on SmallsLIVE, which has been getting quite a bit of critical acclaim this month. If you come for Johnny, please stick around and hear Grant.
As always, I hope to see you in person at the club!
The Ari Hoenig Quartet
Mon. March 4th
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Tivon Pennicott - Tnr
Eden Ladin - Piano
Noam Weisenberg - Bass
Ari Hoenig - Drums
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Week of March 4th, 2013:
Monday, March 4th
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM - The Michael Bond Trio Michael Bond - Piano , Alexander Claffy - Bass , Kush Abadey - Drums 9:30 PM to 12:00 AM (two sets) - The Ari Hoenig Group Eden Ladin - Piano , Tivon Pennicott - Tenor Sax , Noam Wiesenberg - Bass , Ari Hoenig - Drums , Midnight to Close - "Round Midnight" with: Spencer Murphy Spencer Murphy - Bass ,
Tuesday, March 5th
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (no cover) - Solo Piano Happy Hour with: Spike Wilner Spike Wilner - Piano 9:30 PM to 12:00 AM (two sets) - The Smalls Legacy Little Big 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, March 6th
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (no cover) - Tap Dance Jam! Hosted by Michela Lerman Michela Marino Lerman - Tap Dancer , 9:30 PM to 12:00 AM (two sets) - The Lage Lund Group Jochen Rueckert - Drums , Lage Lund - Guitar , Matt Brewer - Bass Midnight to close - "Round Midnight" with The Roberto Gatto Group Melissa Aldana - Tenor Sax , Joseph Lepore - Bass , Nir Felder - Guitar , Roberto Gatto - Drums ,
Thursday, March 7th
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (no cover charge) - Afternoon Open Jam Session hosted by Jon Roche Jon Roche - Bass , 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Tada Unno Solo Piano Tadataka Unno - Piano , 9:30 PM to 12:00 AM (two sets) - The Lage Lund Group Lage Lund - Guitar , Matt Brewer - Bass , Jochen Rueckert - Drums Midnight to close - Round Midnight with Carlos Abadie ($10 cover) Carlos Abadie - Trumpet , Joe Sucato - Tenor Sax , Peter Zak - Piano , Clovis Nicolas - Bass , Luca Santaniello - Drums
Friday, March 8th
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (No Cover) - 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 (two sets) - The Ned Goold Group Ned Goold - Tenor Sax , 10:30 PM to 1:00 AM (two sets) - Jay Collins & The Kings County Band Jay Collins - Tenor Sax , David Keyes - Piano , Scott Sharrard - Guitar , Diego Voglino - Drums , Jeff Hanley - Bass 1:00 AM to close - Afterhours with: The Anthony Wonsey Trio Anthony Wonsey - Piano ,
Saturday, March 9th
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM - The "Early Bird" Session hosted by Dwayne Clemons & Sasha Perry Jimmy Wormworth - Drums , Sacha Perry - Piano , Dwayne Clemons - Trumpet , Josh Benko - Alto Sax , Murray Wall - Bass 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM - The Don Friedman Trio Don Friedman - Piano , Phil Palombi - Bass , Roberto Gatto - Drums 1:00 AM to close - Afterhours with: Philip Harper Philip Harper - Trumpet , 10:30 PM to 1:00 AM (two sets) - Jay Collins & The Kings County Band Jay Collins - Tenor Sax , David Keyes - Piano , Scott Sharrard - Guitar , Jeff Hanley - Bass , Diego Voglino - Drums
Sunday, March 10th
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Vocal Masterclass with Marion Cowings $20 entry - $40 to participate Marion Cowings - Vocalist 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM - The Afternoon Jam Session with John Merrill (Musicians free, $10 cover) John Merrill - Guitar , 7:30 PM to 9:15 PM - Vocalist Lezlie Harrison Lezlie Harrison - Vocalist , 9:30 PM to 11:00 PM - The Legendary Johnny O'Neal ($20) Johnny O'Neal - Piano , 11:00 PM to 2:00 AM - The Grant Stewart Quartet Grant Stewart - Tenor Sax ,