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Smalls/Mezzrow Newsletter - January 30th, 2017
hazy night --
people listening
to heavenly music.


Issa, ca. 1819


It's mid-winter's chill and now the doldrums of January.  It's a foggy night, the streets of Greenwich Village are barren.  And yet, beneath 7th ave and 10th the two basements are bustling and alive.  Crawling with musicians and patrons, drunks and holy men - some thieves, some braggarts and some all-out-frauds.  Some regular folk experiencing jazz for the first time - fascinated, electrified.  Some may be bored but others intrigued and touched - perhaps changed.  These are our jazz clubs, Smalls and Mezzrow.  Binary stars in a subterranean orbit.  Jazz furnaces burning warmly, fueled by soul and ideals.  The people's music, the democratic art form and the best of American culture - the melding of mind and heart and the joyful pulse of life that is swing.  This is our music.  It's not going anywhere anytime soon - it's too strong.  The people need it and want it.  The musicians are greater than ever.  No room for cynics or nay sayers.  Clear the cobwebs of negativity from your store windows - make room for love and fairness and the very best of Humanity: Jazz music.  It's our to give and to share and to delight in.  Jump right in, the waters warm and fine.

What a great week of music at both clubs - I do hope to see you there, shake your hand warmly and welcome you to our home.  Thanks for coming!

Regards,

Spike
 
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This Week - Joel Frahm on "Alone Together"
NOW: A cover paid at Mezzrow also gets you admission to Smalls.

Monday - 1/30
Hendrik Meurkens with
Mike LeDonne & Chris Berger

Hendrik Meurkens is a harmonica virtuoso and great, expressive jazz artist.  He'll be joined by pianist Mike LeDonne and bassist Chris Berger.

Doors @ 7:30 PM
Hendrik Meurkens sets @ 8 PM & 9:30 PM
Pasquale Grasso "After-hours" @ 11 PM

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Tuesday - 1/31
Mike Hashim with
Spike Wilner & Murray Wall


Saxophonist Mike Hashim is a vertible school of knowledge of the classical American songbook.  He will be joined by pianist Spike Wilner and bassist Murray Wall for an evening of jazz.

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


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Wednesday  - 2/1
Roberta Piket & Virginia Mayhew Duo

Pianist Roberta Piket is a forward thinking and fluid improvisor.  She has invited the excellent saxophonist Virginia Mayhew to join her for an evening of duets.

Roberta Piket sets @ 8 PM & 9:30 PM
Tony Hewitt & Pete Malinverni
 "After-hours" @ 11 PM


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Thursday  - 2/2
Vocalist Claudia Acuna
with Pahlo Vergara


Chilean born vocalist Claudia Acuna has a sultry voice and an amazing feeling.  Join her for an evening of song with pianist Pablo Vergara.

Claudia Acuna sets @ 8 PM & 9:30 PM
Spike Wilner "After-hours" @ 11 PM


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Friday & Saturday - 2/3-4
Bill Charlap Solo Piano

Pianist Bill Charlap is one of the most highly-respected jazz artists of his generation.  His solo piano playing is a world onto itself - don't miss this rare opportunity to hear Bill solo in our music room.

Doors @ 7:30 PM
Bill Charlap sets @ 8 PM & 9:30 PM
2/3 - Johnny O'Neal "After-hours" @ 11 PM
2/4 - Jon Davis "After-hours" @ 11 PM


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Sunday - 2/5
JP Jofre and The Hard Tango Chamber Band

JP Jofre is the preeminent bandoneon player of his generation.  His "Hard Tango" chamber band is a tight unit that plays an amazing selection of original tango music

Doors @ 7:30 PM
JP Jofre 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 - 1/30
The Will Bernard Quartet

 Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM
     with Will Bernard - Guitar, Mark Ferber - Drums, Matt Pavolka - Bass, Kenny Brooks - Tenor Sax
Monday - 1/30
Gerry Gibbs & Thrasher People
 Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM

with Gerry Gibbs - Drums, Alex Collins - Piano, Boris Kozlov - Bass
Tuesday - 1/31
The Kyle Poole Quartet
 Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM

with Kyle Poole - Drums, Russell Hall - Bass, Mathis Picard - Piano, Joel Ross - Vibraphone
Tuesday - 1/31
The Frank Lacy Group
 Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM

     with Frank Lacy - Trombone
Wednesday - 2/1
The Ari Hoenig Quartet
Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM

with Ari Hoenig - Drums, Shai Maestro - Piano, Gilad Hekselman - Piano, Matt Penman - Bass
Wednesday - 2/1
The Jared Gold Trio
Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM

with Jared Gold - Organ, Yotam silberstein -- guitar, Johnathon blake -- drums
 
Thursday - 2/2
The Todd Herbert Quartet
Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM

     with Todd Herbert - Tenor Sax, David Hazeltine - Piano, Nickolai Zatolochnyi - Bass, Jason Tiemann - Drums
Thursday - 2/2
The Ken Fowser Quintet
Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM

     with Ken Fowser - Tenor Sax, Steve Einerson - Piano, Josh Bruneau - Trumpet, Paul Gill - Bass, Jason Tiemann - Drums
Friday - 2/3
The Dan Block Quintet
Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM

$20 for this show
with Dan Block - Tenor Sax, Adam Birnbaum - Piano, Jennifer Vincent - Bass, Godwin Louis - Alto Sax, Alvester Garnett - Drums
Saturday - 2/4
Ralph Lalama & "Bop-Juice"

Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM
$20 for this show
with Ralph Lalama - Tenor Sax, David Wong - Bass, Clifford Barbaro - Drums
Friday & Saturday - 2/3-4
The Joe Farnsworth Quartet
Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM

$20 for this show
    with Joe Farnsworth - Drums, Gerald Cannon - Bass, Abraham Burton - Tenor Sax, Isaiah Thomson - Piano
Sunday - 2/5
The Johnny O'Neal Trio

Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM
with Johnny O’Neal – Piano, Ben Rubens – Bass, Itay Morchi – Drums
Sunday - 2/5
The Charles Owens Quartet

Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM
     with Charles Owens - Tenor Sax, Joel Frahm - Tenor Sax, Alexander Claffy - Bass, Ari Hoenig - Drums

SMALLS JAZZ CLUB REGULAR SHOWS

Monday - 1/30, 1 AM to close
After-hours Jam Session with Jonathan Barber

 

Tuesday - 1/31, 1 AM to close 
After-hours Jam Session with Jon Beshay


Wednesday - 2/1, 1 AM to close
After-hours Jam Session with Aaron Seeber

 

Thursday - 2/2, 1 AM to close 

After-hours Jam Session with Joel Ross

 

Friday - 2/3, 1 AM to close
After-Hours Jam Session with Corey Wallace

 

Saturday - 2/4, 4 PM to 7 PM
Robert Edwards - Afternoon Jam Session

 

Saturday - 2/4, 1 AM to close
Brooklyn Circle

 

Sunday - 2/5,  1 PM to 3 PM
Vocal Workshop with Marion Cowings

 

Sunday - 2/5,  4:30 PM to 7 PM
Ai Murakami Trio Feat. Sacha Perry


Sunday - 2/5,  1 AM to close
After-hours with Hillel Salem


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