The Smalls Musician Revenue Sharing Project will create a revenue stream for every musician that has performed at Smalls since September of 2007.
Our plan is to make our live-video stream free with a valid email address and charge a small monthly subscription charge for unlimited access to our archive, which will also include the last two years of video. Revenue from these subscriptions will be pooled and distributed to the artists based on the number of minutes they were listened to in the course of a quarter. Musicians will be paid quarterly. We hope to add content to our archive weekly and keep it current so that fans can watch shows that they recently missed. Fans will also be able to directly download a specific date if they choose. This revenue will go directly to the musician rather than the pool.
I've been working on this system for a full year now. The idea was the result of an open-forum held last year at Smalls to discuss live-streaming, intellectual property rights and the future of the music business. It was an extremely productive meeting and gave me the idea for the feasibility of creating this system. I want to credit Sean Wayland, Jon Gordon, John Mosca, Marion Cowings, David Fink and the many other musicians who came out and also subsequently met with me to discuss these important issues.
Up until about 3 months ago I had partners who were working with me to create the system. However, they walked away from the project and left me without financing. I did borrow some funds to get the site started and it's underway. However, to really complete all of our objectives which include new video cameras, recording equipment and a piano upgrade, I've decided to turn to crowd funding. I know these are tough times to be asking for financial help but if you take a look at our project and want to support it - even by just posting it to your Facebook page or forwarding it to other friends is really helpful! We just need to get the word out.
I also want to thank filmaker Jonah Jonathan who made two beautiful videos for us. The first is our "pitch video" for the campaign. The other is a lovely "history of Smalls" video with some wonderful interviews. particularly with Mitch Border - the founding father of Smalls.
If you can, please take a look at our campaign and our videos. If you feel inspired to help out we are really appreciative and, as I said, even just posting the links is really helpful.
I am also open to your questions, comments and criticisms. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tonight we open our doors with a wonderful guitarist - Dave Mooney. He's bringing in a quartet featuring alto saxophonist Jon Gordon, Matt Clohesy on bass and Mark Ferber on drums. They be playing from 7:30 to 9:45 PM and then we have our resident artist Ari Hoenig and his trio. Tonight he has the great Mike Moreno on guitar and Matt Brewer on bass.
Tuesday is our usual program - Spike Wilner's trio (that's me). Then the amazing Legacy Band which features the "force of nature" Frank Lacy, Josh Evans, Stacy Dillard & Theo Hill. This is an extremely exciting band and should not be missed. Afterhours is Kyle Poole and his "next generation" jam session.
Wednesday and Thursday we are really excited to present Alex Sipiagin's CD Release for SmallsLIVE. He's been getting some great press for this project (see our "SmallsLIVE In The News" below). He's bringing in with him the mercurial Dave Kikoski on piano, Steve Wilson on alto, Boris Koslov on bass and the fantastic Donald Edwards on drums. Wednesday night will also be a free video stream so if you cant make it to the club then check it out at home. Our "Round Midnight" show on Wednesday features the creative Matt Geraghty and his quartet.
This weekend we have the amazing George Colligan and his quintet which features an all-star band. Jaleel Shaw on alto, Tom Guarna on guitar, Josh Ginsburg on bass and E.J. Strickland on drums. Our 7:30 show on Friday features the veteran drummer Tommy Campbell and his group "Vocal Eyes" with the lovely Carolyn Leonhart& Miles Griffith singing together. Ben Sher on guitar, John DiMartino on piano and Harvie S on bass. The Saturday show is our erstwhile Joel Press and his quartet.
On Sunday we are really please to present another "Sunday Afternoon Chamber Music Salon" - these salons have been getting more and more popular. Come to Smalls and hear a beautiful classical music concert (5 to 7PM). Have a gin and tonic and listen to Schubert, Beethoven and others. Featuring Lutz Rath, & Amy Kang on cellos, Rebekah Durham & Alex Fortes on violins and Daniel Adams on viola. Later in the evening we have Ehud Asherie (7:30) Johnny O'Neal (10pm) & Ai Mirakami (11:30 PM)
The Davy Mooney Quartet
7:30 PM to 9:45 PM
Jon Gordon - Alto Sax Davy Mooney - Guitar
Matt Clohesy - Bass
Mark Ferber - Drums
'Round Midnight with:
The Matt Geraghty Quartet
12:30 AM to close
Richard Padron - Guitar
Misha Tsiganov - Piano Matt Geraghty - Bass
Adriano Santos - Drums
Tommy Campbell's "Vocal Eyes"
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Miles Griffith - Voc.
Carolyn Leonhart - Voc.
Ben Sher - Guitar
John DiMartino - Piano
Harvie S - Bass
Tommy Campbell - Drums
The Smalls Legacy Band
10:00 PM to 12:30 AM
Josh Evans - Trumpet Stacy Dillard - T. Sax Frank Lacy - Trombone Theo Hill - Piano
Rashaan Carter - Bass
Chris Beck - Drums
'Round Midnight with:
The Emmet Cohen Trio
Midnight to close
Emmet Cohen - Piano Russell Hall - Bass Evan Sherman - Drums
The Joel Press Quartet
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Joel Press - Tenor Sax
Michael Kanan - Piano
Sean Smith - Bass
Steve Little - Drums
7/10 & 7/11
The Alex Sipiagin Group
CD Release for SmallsLIVE
9:30 PM to 12:00 AM
Alex Sipiagin - Trumpet
Steve Wilson - Alto Sax
Dave Kikoski - Piano
Boris Kozlov - Bass
Donald Edwards - Drums
7/12 & 7/13
The George Colligan Quintet
10:30 PM to 1:00 AM
Jaleel Shaw - Alto Sax
Tom Guarna - Guitar
George Colligan - Piano
Josh Ginsburg - Bass
E.J. Strickland - Drums
Smalls Sunday Afternoon
Chamber Music Salon - Music of Beethoven and Schubert
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Rebekah Durham - Violin
Alex Fortes - Violin
Daniel Adams - Viola
Amy Kang - Cello
Lutz Rath - Cello
OUR REGULAR WEEKLYS SHOWS:
Mon, "Afterhours" - Spencer Murphy Jam
Tues, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM - Spike Wilner Trio
Tues, 10PM to 12:30 AM - Smalls Legacy Band (featuring Frank Lacy, Josh Evans, Theo Hill & Stacy Dillard)
Tues, "Afterhours" - Kyle Poole "Next Generation" Jam
Wed, 6PM to 8:45 PM - Michela Lerman Tap Jam
Thur, 5PM to 8:45 PM - Sam Raderman Afternoon Jam
Fri, 4PM to 7PM - Paquale Grasso Afternoon Jam
Sat, 4PM to 7PM - The Dwayne Clemons Quintet
Sun, 10PM to 11:30 PM - The Legendary Johnny O'Neal
SmallsLIVE Interview BLOG
Interesting and insightful interviews with the artists that perform at Smalls Jazz Club.
Interviewed by bassist Spencer Murphy - these interviews shed light on the thought process of the musicians and their relationship to Smalls.
The trumpeter Alex Sipiagin, who favors a smartly updated variation on hard-bop, just released â€œLive at Smallsâ€ (SmallsLIVE), an album that captures the vibrancy and vitality of his style. He returns to the scene of the recording next week with two of the same partners, the pianist David Kikoski and the bassist Boris Kozlov, otherwise enlisting Steve Wilson on saxophones and Donald Edwards on drums.
â€” NATE CHINEN
Time Out New York
July 10 - 11 @ Smalls
Russian trumpet man Alex Sipiagin lights up the Smalls bandstand with a strong quintet featuring versatile saxophonist Steve Wilson and pianist Dave Kikoski, celebrating the release of a new SmallsLIVE album recorded here last summer.
FREE LIVE VIDEO Wednesday, July 10th
7:00 PM to close
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OUR SCHEDULE THIS WEEK:
Monday, July 8th
7:30 PM to 9:45 PM - The Davy Mooney Quartet Davy Mooney - Guitar , Jon Gordon - Alto Sax , Matt Clohesy - Bass , Mark Ferber - Drums 10:00 PM to 12:30 AM - The Ari Hoenig Trio Mike Moreno - Guitar , Matt Brewer - Bass , Ari Hoenig - Drums , 12:30 AM to close - Afterhours with: Spencer Murphy Spencer Murphy - Bass ,
Tuesday, July 9th
7:30 PM to 9:45 PM - Spike Wilner Trio Spike Wilner - Piano. Paul Gill bass, Yotam Silberstein - Guitar 10:00 PM to 12:30 AM (two sets) - The Smalls Legacy Band Stacy Dillard - Tenor Sax , Josh Evans - Trumpet , Theo Hill - Piano , Rashaan Carter - Bass , Frank Lacy - Trombone , Kush Abadey - Drums 12:30 AM to close - The Next Generation Sessions hosted by Kyle Poole and Friends Kyle Poole - Drums ,
Wednesday, July 10th
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Tap Dance Jam! Hosted by Michela Lerman Michela Marino Lerman - Tap Dancer , 9:30 PM to 12:00 AM - The Alex Sipiagin Group CD Release for SmallsLIVE Alex Sipiagin - Trumpet , Steve Wilson - Alto Sax , Dave Kikoski - Piano , Boris Kozlov - Bass , Donald Edwards - Drums 12:30 AM to close - "Round Midnight" with: The Matt Geraghty Group Matt Geraghty - Bass , Adriano Santos - Drums , Richard Padron - Guitar , Misha Tsiganov - Piano
Thursday, July 11th
5:00 PM to 8:45 PM($10 cover/musicians free) - Afternoon Open Jam Session with: Sam Raderman and Luc Decker Luc Decker - Drums , Nial Djuliarso - Piano , Sam Raderman - Guitar , 9:30 PM to 12:00 AM - The Alex Sipiagin Group CD Release for SmallsLIVE Alex Sipiagin - Trumpet , Steve Wilson - Alto Sax , Dave Kikoski - Piano , Boris Kozlov - Bass , Donald Edwards - Drums Midnight to close - "Round Midnight" with: The Emmet Cohen Trio Evan Sherman - Drums , Emmet Cohen - Piano ,
Friday, July 12th
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM($10 cover/musicians free) - Happy Hour Jam Session with: Pasquale Grasso Pasquale Grasso - Guitar , 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM - Tommy Campbell's "Vocal Eyes" Miles Griffith - Vocalist , Carolyn Leonhart - Vocalist , Ben Sher - Guitar , John DiMartino - Piano , Harvie S - Bass , Tommy Campbell - Drums , 10:30 PM to 1:00 AM - The George Colligan Quintet Jaleel Shaw - Alto Sax , Tom Guarna - Guitar , George Colligan - Piano , Josh Ginsburg - Bass , E.J. Strickland - Drums 1:00 AM to close - Afterhours with: The Anthony Wonsey Trio Anthony Wonsey - Piano ,
Saturday, July 13th
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM - The "Early Bird" Session hosted by The Dwayne Clemons Quintet Jimmy Wormworth - Drums , Sacha Perry - Piano , Dwayne Clemons - Trumpet , Josh Benko - Alto Sax , Murray Wall - Bass 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM - The Joel Press Group Joel Press - Tenor Sax , Michael Kanan - Piano , Sean Smith - Bass , Steve Little - Drums 10:30 PM to 1:00 AM - The George Colligan Quintet Jaleel Shaw - Alto Sax , Tom Guarna - Guitar , George Colligan - Piano , Josh Ginsburg - Bass , E.J. Strickland - Drums 1:00 AM to close - Afterhours with: Philip Harper Philip Harper - Trumpet ,
Sunday, July 14th
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Vocal Masterclass with Marion Cowings $20 entry - $40 to participate Marion Cowings - Vocalist 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Smalls Sunday Afternoon Chamber Music Salon - music of Schubert & Beethoven Rebekah Durham - Violin , Daniel Adams - Viola , Amy Kang - Cello , 7:30 PM to 9:45 PM - Sunday Evening Duets with: Vocalist Lezlie Harrison Lezlie Harrison - Vocalist , Saul Rubin - Guitar 10:00 PM to 11:30 PM - The Legendary Johnny O'Neal Johnny O'Neal - Piano , 12:00 AM to close - "Round Midnight" with: The Ai Murakami Trio Michael Kanan - Piano , Neal Miner - Bass , Ai Murakami - Drums ,