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December 14th, 2015
             NEWSLETTER & SCHEDULE

Dear Friends:

Walking down 7th avenue heading towards 10th street - the air is pierced by the incessant shriek of sirens, police and ambulances forever racing towards unseen emergencies.  Construction crews rip up the asphalt for the 25th time to redeploy the maddening array of pipes that no one can understand.  Throngs of drunken revelers dressed as insane Santa Clauses and naughty elves, blaspheming a sacred holiday and vomiting on our streets.  Sex shops having holiday sales for their forbidden toys.  Bumper to bumper traffic as the mindless hordes stare vacuously into their mobile devices, bumping into each other without acknowledgement.  Sports bars with 300 televisions blaring their mindlessness and the zombies wolfing down thousands of chicken wings.

And then, turn the corner.  A ramshackle door and neon sign - "Smalls".  Mitch Borden at the front, violin in hand and a beatific look on his holy face.  Comforting, welcoming.  Descend down the stairs - underground, to our be-bop bunker.  23 years of music and musicians and when you get to the bottom - the strains of Charlie Parker weaving his magical lines of sublime beauty.  "The dust of everyday life" is washed from our grimy spirit and the trueness of the message is remembered - yes!  Jazz music is real - the Human Spirit is not something to be sold or programmed.  The glory of the true spirit of this music reminds us that the lies, inanities and idiocies of our society is not to be taken to heart.  We can be alive and awake and the power of this music can be our salvation.  It is mine and I thank The Lord that it is in my life.  Without it I would have been lost long ago...

 

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As usual some fantastic music at the clubs this week.  Some shows of note - At Mezzrow pianist Peter Martin makes a rare appearance with bassist Bob Hurst on Monday and Tuesday.  Pianist Sullivan Fortner comes in with vocalist Cecile Mclorin Salvant on Wednesday and Brianna Thomas on Thursday.  The weekend showcases pianist Aaron Goldberg who has invited the near-legendary drummer Leon Parker to play with him and Omer Avital on Friday and Reuben Rogers on Saturday.  We suggest making reservations by clicking the links.

Also - please be sure to check out the new website - www.smallslive.com and please consider becoming a subscribing member which gives you unlimited access to our audio/video archive of nearly 10,000 recordings and our innovative revenue share with the artists.

Regards,

Spike

 

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THE TROY ROBERTS QUARTET    THE CRAIG WUEPPER QUARTET   THE CORY COX GROUP   
 
NOW: A cover paid at Mezzrow also gets you admission to Smalls.
 

Monday, Tuesday - 12/14-15
Peter Martin & Robert Hurst

            Two of the most respected musicians of their generation with credential lists a mile long, pianist Peter Martin and bassist Robert Hurst come to Mezzrow for an evening of jazz duets.  Don't miss this rare event!

Doors @ 7:30 PM
Peter Martin sets @ 8 PM & 9:30 PM

Sacha Perry Duo @ 10:30 PM

To advance purchase a reserved seat click:
12/14 - CLICK HERE TO RESERVE
12/15 - CLICK HERE TO RESERVE

Wednesday, Thursday - 12/16-17
Sullivan Fortner with 
 Cecile Mclorin Salvant ( 12/16 )
&  Brianna Thomas ( 12/17 )

Pianist Sullivan Fortner has been garnering acclaim world-wide for his highly musical and original approach to jazz piano.
 Join him for an evening of duets at Mezzrow with the award winning singing sensation Cecile Mclorin Salvant (12/16) & wonderful vocalist Brianna Thomas (12/17).

12/16 - Lafayette Harris ( no cover) @ 7:30 PM
12/17 - Spike Wilner ( no cover) @ 7:30 PM

Sullivan Fortner sets @ 9:30 PM & 11 PM
12/16 - Sarah Slonim "After-hours" @ 12 AM

12/17 - Theo Hill  "After-hours" @ 12 AM

To advance purchase a reserved seat click:
12/16 - CLICK HERE TO RESERVE
12/17 - CLICK HERE TO RESERVE

 Friday, Saturday - 12/18-19
Aaron Goldberg & Leon Parker
with Omer Avital (12/18) & Reuben Rogers (12/19)
 

Pianist Aaron Goldberg has established himself as a highly in-demand pianist with a modern concept and a hard swinging approach.  Join him for an evening of music in Mezzrow's listening room.  Tonight with the solid bassists Omer Avital &  and legendary "cymbalist" Leon Parker.

12/18 - Jon Davis ( no cover ) @ 7:30 PM
12/19 - Spike Wilner  ( no cover ) @ 7:30 PM

Steve Wilson sets @ 9:30 PM & 11 PM
12/18 - Johnny O'Neal "After-hours" @ 12 AM
12/19 - Anthony Wonsey "After-hours" @ 12 AM


12/18 - CLICK HERE TO RESERVE
12/19 - CLICK HERE TO RESERVE

Sunday - 12/20
Classical Salon with David Oei

 

Join Artist director David Oei for our monthly Classical Salon.
 Adrienne Kim-piano, David Oei-piano, Vladimir Valjarevic-piano, Eriko Sato-violin,
Andrea Lee-cello

Doors at 4:30 PM 
 
Salon runs from 5 PM to 7 PM

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

Sunday - 12/20
Grant Stewart &
Tardo Hammer & Paul Sikivie

  • Tenor saxophonist Grant Stewart plays be-bop with authority and a huge tone.  He has a deep love for the American Songbook.  Join him for an evening with his trio featuring Tardo Hammer & Paul Sikivie.

Saul Rubin (No cover )  @ 7:30 PM
Grant Stewart sets @ 9:30 PM & 11 PM


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

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 - 12/14
The Brenda Earle Stokes Quartet
Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM
   with Brenda Earle Stokes - Piano, Joel Frahm - Tenor Sax, Matt Aronoff - Bass, Jordan Perlson - Drums
Monday - 12/14
The Ari Hoenig Group
Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM

     with Ari Hoenig - Drums, Chris Potter - Tenor Sax
 
Tuesday - 12/15
The Spike WilnerTrio
 Set at 7:30-9pm

     with Spike Wilner- Piano, Tyler Mitchell - Bass,
Anthony Pinciotti. - Drums
Tuesday - 12/15
The Theo Hill Trio
 Sets at 9:30 PM & 11 PM

     with Theo Hill - Piano, Luques Curtis - Bass,
Rodney Green. - Drums
Wednesday, Thursday - 12/16-17
The Brian Lynch Quartet
Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM

     with Brian Lynch - Trumpet, Emmet Cohen - Piano, Luques Curtis - Bass , Billy Hart
Wednesday - 12/16
The Harold Mabern Trio

Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM
     with Hsrold  Mabern - Piano, John Webber - Bass,  
Joe Farnsworth - Drums
Thursday - 12/17
The JC Stylles Quartet
 Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM

     with JC Stylles - Guitar, Kyle Koehler - Organ, Troy Roberts - Tenor Sax, Anthony Pinciotti - Drums
Friday - 12/18
Ralph Lalama & "Bop-Juice"
Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM

$20 for this show
     with Ralph Lalama - Tenor Sax, Doug Weiss - Bass, Clifford Barbaro - Drums
Saturday - 12/19
The Tardo Hammer Trio
Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM

$20 for this show
     with Tardo Hammer - Piano, Lee Hudson - Bass, Jimmy Wormworth - Drums
Friday, Saturday - 12/18-19
The Jay Collins Quintet
Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM

$20 for this show
     with Jay Collins - Tenor Sax, Ryan Scott - guitar, Roy Dunlap - Piano, Diego Voglino - Drums,
Adam Minkoff - Bass
Sunday - 12/20
The Songbook Quartet

Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM
     with Matthew Parrish - Bass, Ray Gallon - Piano, Chris Smith - Drums, Marianne Solivan - Vocalist
Sunday - 12/20
The Joe Magnarelli Quartet

Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM
     with Joe Magnarelli - Trumpet, Anthony Wonsey - Piano, David Wong - Bass, Rodney Green - Drums

SMALLS JAZZ CLUB REGULAR SHOWS

Monday - 12/14, 1 AM to close
After-hours with Jonathan Barber

 

Tuesday - 12/15, 12:30 AM to close 
The Spike Wilner Trio


 

Tuesday - 12/15, 12:30 AM to close 
After-hours with Corey Wallace DUBtet


Wednesday - 12/16, 1:30 AM to close 
After-hours Jam Session with Sanah Kadoura

 

Thursday - 12/17, 1:30 AM to close 
After-hours Jam Session

 

Friday - 12/18, 4:30 PM to 7 PM
Afternoon Jam Session with Tuomo Uusitalo Trio

 

Friday - 12/18, 1:15 AM
After-hours with The Jeremy Manasia Trio

 

Saturday - 12/19, 1:30 AM to close
Afternoon Jam Session with Ben Meigners Trio

 

Saturday - 12/19, 1:30 AM to close
After-hours with Philip Harper

Sunday - 12/20,  1 PM to 3 PM
Marion Cowings Vocal Masterclass

 

Sunday - 12/20,  4:30 PM to 7 PM
City College Jazz Vocal Repertoire Showcase

 

Sunday - 12/20,  1:30 AM to close
Hillel Salem - "Afterhours"




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