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SmallsLIVE & Mezzrow Newsletter - June 5th, 2017
Dear Friends:

I had the wonderful experience of completing a two week run accompanying Antonia Bennett (yes, Tony's daughter) at the famous Cafe Carlyle at the Hotel Carlyle.  Aside from being the first time I got the chance to play in that hallowed hall, it was also the first time that I've done a two-week run at the same venue in New York City.  It afforded me an interesting insight into what used to be a normal part of any professional musicians job profile - the steady hotel gig.  It was great to put on a suit and get uptown to the job each night to that final bastion of old New York gentility.  The Carlyle is old school in every sense of the word - the hierarchy of waiters, all in coded uniforms.  The approach to service, old school elegance.  Stiff and stuffy and, in this day and age, basically anachronistic.  What I appreciated was that patrons were seated for dinner first, served and then cleared and then dessert.  Finally, when the dessert was done there was some after-dinner drinks and then the show started.  A few jazz clubs (who shall remain nameless) should take note of how this is done.  First dinner, then the show - not dinner while the show is going on.  There's nothing more distressing to have spent the better part of your life studying your art so that when you finally get to play there's some fat guy cutting into his steak right in front of you - classless.  Maybe the old days weren't that great but there was some decorum that made sense and if you look, still exists in our city.  I'm glad to have had that taste.

We had another amazing SmallsLIVE Workshop on Sunday with guitarist Peter Bernstein.  We're really excited about the progress of this project and the resulting videos that we are creating are looking fantastic.  We hope to start releasing our SmallsLIVE Workshop education videos towards the end of the year.  In the meantime - please come out.  Also, as usual, great shows all week at the clubs.

I wish everyone a productive and peaceful summer and look forward to seeing everyone at the clubs.

Regards,

Spike

 
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NOW: A cover paid at Mezzrow also gets you admission to Smalls.

Monday - 6/5
Nick Sanders & Logan Strosahl

Pianist Nick Sanders and saxophonist Logan Strosahl make their Mezzrow debut.  Please join them for an evening of original jazz music.

Doors @ 7:30 PM
Nick Sanders sets @ 8 PM & 9:30 PM
Ari Roland "After-hours" @ 11 PM

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Tuesday - 6/6
Fred Hersch & Anat Cohen

The wonderful Fred Hersch returns to Mezzrow for an evening of duets with the soulful Anat Cohen on clarinet.  Reservations highly recommeded.

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


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Wednesday - 6/7
Randy Napoleon & John Pizzarelli Duo

Guitarist Randy Napoleon is a groove master and tasty player.  He's asked his special invited guest John Pizzarelli to join him for an evening of duets.

Randy Napoleon sets @ 8 PM & 9:30 PM
Mezzrow
 "After-hours" @ 11 PM


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Thursday - 6/8
Geoffrey Keezer & Joe Locke

5x GRAMMY-nominated pianist & composer Geoffrey Keezer returns to Mezzrow with vibraphone master Joe Locke for an evening of jazz duets.

Geoffrey Keezer sets @ 8 PM & 9:30 PM
Spike Wilner "After-hours" with special guests @ 11 PM


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Friday & Saturday - 6/9-10
Peter Zak, Peter Washington &
Billy Drummond


Pianist Peter Zak is a veteran player with a light touch and swinging jazz feel.  Join him for an eveing of trio with the great Peter Washington on bass and drum master Billy Drummond.

Doors @ 7:30 PM
Peter Zak sets @ 8 PM & 9:30 PM
6/9 - Johnny O'Neal  "After-hours" @ 11 PM
6/10 - Anthony Wonsey "After-hours" @ 11 PM


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6/10 - CLICK HERE TO RESERVE  

Sunday - 6/11
Bryn Roberts with
Chuck Israels & Steve Brown


  Pianist Bryn Roberts returns to Mezzrow with jazz legend, bassist Chuck Israels and guitarist Steve Brown 

Bryn Roberts sets @ 8 PM & 9:30 PM
John Merrill & Friends "After-hours" @ 11 PM


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THIS WEEK AT SMALLS
(a selection of featured shows)

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

Monday - 6/5
The Jonathan Saraga Sextet

 Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM
     with Jonathan Saraga - Trumpet, Remy Le Boeuf - Alto Sax, Chris Pattishall - Piano, Aki Ishiguro - Guitar, Rick Rosato - Bass, Kenneth Salters - Drums
Monday - 6/5
The Noam Wiesenberg Quintet

 Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM
     with Noam Wiesenberg - Bass, Philip Dizack - Trumpet, Immanuel Wilkins - Alto Sax, Gadi Lehavi - Piano, Kush Abadey - Drums
 
 
Tuesday - 6/6
The Frank Lacy Group
 Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM

with Frank Lacy - Trombone, Theo Hill - Piano, Stacy Dillard - Tenor Sax, Josh Evans - Trompet
Tuesday - 6/6
The Abraham Burton Quartet
 Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM

     with Abraham Burton - Tenor Sax, Eric McPherson - Drums, David Bryant - Piano
Wednesday - 6/7
The Steve Lyman Trio
 Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM
     with Steve Lyman - Drums, Dan Tepfer - Piano, Dan Chmielinski - Bass
Wednesday - 6/7
The Wayne Tucker Sextet
Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM

with Wayne Tucker - Trumpet, Jason Marshall - Bari Sax, Hila Kulik - Piano, Todd Caldwell - Organ, Tamir Shmerling - Bass, Diego Joaquin Ramirez - Drums
Thursday - 6/8
David Ambrosio/Russ Meissner Sextet
Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM

     with David Ambrosio - Bass, Russ Meissner - Drums, Loren Stillman - Alto Sax, Matt Renzi - Tenor Sax, Leonard Thompson - Piano, Nate Radley - Guitar
Thursday - 6/8
The Tatum Greenblatt Quartet
Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM

     with Tatum Greenblatt - Trumpet, Misha Piatigorsky - Piano, Sam Minaie - Bass, Donald Edwards - Drums
Friday - 6/9
The Tardo Hammer Trio
Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM

$20 for this show
with Tardo Hammer - Piano, Lee Hudson - Bass, Steve Williams - Drums
Saturday - 6/10
The Lenny Robinson Quartet

Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM
$20 for this show
with Lenny Robinson - Drums, Stacy Dillard - Tenor Sax, Ben Wolfe - Bass, David Hazeltine - Piano
Friday & Saturday - 6/9-10
The Dmitry Baevsky Quartet
Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM

$20 for this show
    with Dmitry Baevsky - Alto Sax, Peter Bernstein - Guitar, Clovis Nicolas - Bass, joe Strasser - Drums
Sunday - 6/11
The Chris Byars Sextet

Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM
     with Chris Byars - Tenor Sax, Stefano Doglioni - Clarinet, John Mosca - Trombone, Ari Roland - Bass, Stefan Schatz - Drums
Sunday - 6/11
The JC Stylles Quartet

Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM
     with JC Stylles - Guitar, Steve Nelson - Vibraphone, Kyle Koehler - Organ, Lawrence Leathers - Drums


SMALLS JAZZ CLUB REGULAR SHOWS

Monday - 6/5, 1 AM to close
After-hours Jam Session with Jonathan Michel


Wednesday - 6/7, 1 AM to close
After-hours Jam Session with Aaron Seeber 

 

Thursday - 6/8, 1 AM to close 

After-hours Jam Session with Sarah Slonim

 

Friday - 6/9, 1 AM to close
After-Hours Jam Session with Joe Farnsworth
 

 

Saturday - 6/10, 4 PM to 7 PM
Afternoon Jam Session with Tuomo Uusitalo

 

Saturday - 6/10, 1 AM to close
The Philip Harper Quintet

 

Sunday - 6/11,  1 PM to 3 PM
Vocal Workshop with Marion Cowings

 
Sunday - 6/11,  4 PM to 7 PM
The Ai Murakami Trio feat. Sacha Perry


Sunday - 6/11,  1 AM to close
After-hours Jam Session with Hillel Salem


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