June 9th, 2014

Dear Friends:

I apologize for the shortness of this particular newsletter - I ran out of time!  All I can say is we have a great week of music ahead of us.  If you've never been to Smalls then come by and share in our vivacious and home-like environment and enjoy the slew of great jazz artists!

I look forward to seeing you at the club and wish you the best.  Please be kind to one and other and do good deeds.


(a selection of featured shows)

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Monday - 6/9
The Francisco Mela Quintet

Sets at 7:30 PM & 9:00 PM
Francisco Mela is the acclaimed drummer for Joe Lovano - he's a vigorous and enthusiastic musician and is leading his group this evening at Smalls.  Featured with him is the fantastic Melissa Aldana on tenor, Mike Moreno on guitar, Leo Genovese on piano and Drew Gress on bass.
Tuesday - 6/10
Smalls Legacy Band
Sets at 10:30 PM & 12:00 AM

The Smalls Legacy Band is an institution of hard bop - the direct legacy from Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers.  Featuring Frank Lacy, Josh Evans, Stacy Dillard and Theo Hill - come out to experience this band.
Wednesday - 6/11
The Ed Cherry Trio
Sets at 9:30 PM & 11:00 PM
Ed Cherry is a swinging and soulful guitarist with a groovy sound.  He'll be coming in with a organ trio with Pat Bianchi and the great Steve Williams on drums.
Wednesday 6/11
"Round Midnight" with:
The Alex LoRe Trio

Set at 12:30 AM 

Alex LoRe is our featured musician for this week's "Round Midnight" concert.  Please stick around to hear this excellent and exciting improvisor.
Thursday 6/12
 Microscopic Septet
CD Release

Sets at 9:30 PM & 11:00 PM

The Microscopic Septet is one of the most important and unique bands to come out of the New York Downtown scene and a seven piece jazz band like none you’ve ever heard before.
Thursday 6/12
 The Jonathan Beshay Quartet

"Round Midnight"

Jon Beshay is quickly making a name for himself in the current jazz scene.  His robust and swinging tenor has taken the notice of both Winard and Philip Harper - he plays in both of their respective bands.  Come out to hear Jon lead his own quartet for our "round midnight" slot.
Friday - 6/13
The Tardo Hammer Trio

Sets at 7:30 PM & 9:00 PM
$20 for this show.

Tardo Hammer is a pianist's pianist.  Thoroughly steeped in the style of Bud Powell and the bebop tradition, Tardo is his own man.  This excellent and seasoned trio is a delight to hear.
Friday & Saturday - 6/13 & 6/14
The Mike DiRubbo Quintet

Sets at 10:30 PM & 12:00 AM
$20 for this show.

Brian Charette is a fiery voice on the alto saxophone.  With a laser-like cutting tone he sculpts whirlind lines.  In his excellent band is the amazing Josh Evans on trumpet, Brian Charette on piano, Ugonna Okegwo on bass and the young Kush Abadey on drums.
Saturday - 6/14
  The Joel Press Quartet

Sets at 4:30 PM & 6:00 PM

We're very excited to launch this Saturday afternoon residency for master saxophonist Joel Press.  If late-nights are not for you then this is your show!  Joel is a melodic and gentle improvisor and his music is soothing and accessible.
Saturday - 6/14
 The Stein Brothers
"Double Barrel Tenor" Quintet

Sets at 7:30 PM & 9:00 PM
$20 for this show.

The Stein Brothers return to Smalls for a CD release of their new project "Double Barrel Tenor".    These guys play great bebop and this is sure to be a swinging group.  
Sunday - 6/15
 The Kyoko Oyobe Quartet

Sets at 7:30 PM & 9:00 PM

Pianist Kyoko Oyobe is a true original! She plays beautifully and has a slew of wonderful original compositions.  In this show she features the work of Steve Wilson on alto.
Sunday - 6/15
"Round midnight" With :
Spike Wilner
Birthday celebration

Getting older... oh well.  Come by and have a drink with me as I celebrate my birthday.  With Behn Gilece on vibes, Brian Charette on organ, Peter Bernstein on guitar and Jason Brown on drums.

Mon, "Afterhours" -
Spencer Murphy Jam

Tues, 7:30PM to 10PM -
Spike Wilner Trio

Tues, "Afterhours" -
Kyle Poole "Next Generation" Jam

Wed, 6PM to 9PM -
Michela Lerman Tap Jam
Thur, 6PM to 9PM

The "Early Bird" with:

Fri, 4PM to 7PM -
OPEN Afternoon Jam

Sat, 4PM to 7PM -
Saturday Afternoon w. Joel Press 

Sun, 1PM to 3PM
Marion Cowings Vocal Masterclass
($40 to participate)

Sun, 10PM to 11:30PM  - 
The Legendary Johnny O'Neal


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