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             NEWSLETTER & SCHEDULE
December 15th, 2014

Dear Friends:

Well, it's finally winter.  Cold rain and sleet keeping people hidden away.  Don't forget that our clubs are nice and warm and the music soothing to the soul.  Plenty of wonderful events to check out at both clubs.  I want to mention the "polite" jam session that we've started at Mezzrow on Tuesday nights.  It's been a good hang with talented musicians dropping by to play and listen.  Also, tonight we got Johnny O'Neal and his invited guests at Mezzrow.  Come on out during the week and check us out.

I leave you with this humorous haiku from Bassho:
 

Winter Downpour/
Even The Monkey/
Needs A Raincoat!



Best Regards and Peace to you and your loved ones:
Spike

Monday - 12/15
Johnny O'Neal & Friends
  • Johnny O'Neal is a beloved master of the music garnering fans everywhere.  His amazing, Tatum-like piano skills are matched to his wonderful vocalizing and seriously swinging jazz feeling.  Johnny O'Neal is sure to leave you feeling joyful and enriched.

    • Solo Piano Set @ 7PM (no cover)
    • Duo Sets @ 9PM & 10:30 PM
  • Tuesday, 12/16
  • Jon-Erik Kellso and Ehud Asherie Duo
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  • Jon-Erik Kelso is a master trumpet player in the true tradition of this music.  With him is the nimble and able Ehud Asherie for a joyful evening of duets.
  • Solo Set @ 7PM (no cover)
    Duo Sets at 8:00 PM & 9:30 PM

    Stick around for our "Polite" jam session starting at 10:45PM

    CLICK TO RESERVE

  • Wed & Thur, 12/17 & 18
Kevin Hays w. Gregoire Maret
  • Kevin Hays is a virtuoso pianist.  A modern thinking improvisor with a broad range of vocabulary.  With him is the amazing harmonica player Gregoire Maret - this is sure to be an adventurous and satisfying duet.
  • Solo Set at 7PM (no cover)
    Duo Sets at 9:00 PM & 10:30 PM
    11:30 PM Solo Piano set (no cover)

    CLICK TO RESERVE WEDNESDAY
    CLICK TO RESERVE THURSDAY

Fri & Sat, 12/19 & 20
Rob Bargad & John Webber Duo
  • Rob Bargad was the force behind Nat Adderly's group for many years.  In the last decade or so he's been an expatriate.  Now he's back for a weekend at Mezzrow with the A-List bassist John Webber.  Rob's playing is soulful and swinging and always melodic.  Don't miss this chance to discover this great player.
  • Solo piano @ 7PM (no cover)
    Rob Bargad Sets @ 8:30 PM & 10:30 PM
    Afterhours with Emmet Cohen @ 12:00 AM

    CLICK TO RESERVE FRIDAY
    CLICK TO RESERVE SATURDAY

     

Sunday - 12/21
Seamus Blake & Guillermo Klein Duo
  • Seamus Blake is one of the most popular voices of his generation on the tenor saxophone.  His robust tone is met with his fascinating ideas and original concept.  Performing with him is the prolific pianist and composer Guillermo Klein.
  • Guitarist Joe Cohn @ 7PM
    Seamus Blake sets at 9:30 PM & 11:00 PM

CLICK TO RESERVE

 DECEMBER 31st
NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENING WITH 
    THE CYRILLE AIMEE TRIO

Celebrate the first New Year's Eve at Mezzrow with singer Cyrille Aimee and Michael Valeanu.  Tickets include 2 champagne toasts (one when you arrive and one at Midnight) as well as hors d'oeuvres and other snacks.  This is sure to be a fantastic evening of joyful singing and swinging.  Seats are limted to 40 for the event so reserve early!

40 seats will be sold for this event.  Tickets are $100/person and are good for the entire evening.

Click the link below to reserve your seat for New Year's Eve!
 

CLICK TO RESERVE FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE

THIS WEEK AT SMALLS
(a selection of featured shows)

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

Monday - 12/15
The Ari Hoenig Quartet

Sets at 10:30 PM & 12:00 AM
w. Tivon Pennicott tenor, Gilad Hekselman guitar,  Orlando Leflemming bass

Our resident drum master, Ari Hoenig, brings in the classic quartet for an evening of musical pyrotechnics.
Tuesday - 12/16
Alan Ferber Nonet

Sets at 9:30 PM & 11:00 PM
 w.Scott Wendholt - Trumpet, Jon Gordon - Alto Sax, Douglas Yates - Alto Sax,  John Ellis - Tenor  Sax, Bryan Roberts - Piano, Nate Radley - guitar, Matt Clohesy - Bass, Mark Ferber - Drums 

Alan Ferber has a great original book for this talented group of jazz veterans.  Sure to be a great evening of music.
Wednesday - 12/17
Gilad Hekselman 4tet
feat. Mark Turner

Sets at 9:30 PM & 11:00 PM
w. Gilad Hekselman - Guitar, Joe Martin - Bass, Mark Turner - Tenor Sax, Marcus Gilmore - Drums

Gilad Hekselman has a soulful modern approach to improvising.  With him is the fascinating Mark Turner on tenor.
Wednesday - 12/17
"Round Midnight" With:
Jared Gold Trio

 Midnight to close
w. Dave Stryker - Guitar, Kush Abadey - Drums 
 
Jared Gold has that classic B3 sound with a great trio for our "round midnight" show
Thursday - 12/18
Scott Sharrard & The Brickyard Band
Sets at 9:30 PM & 11:30 PM
w. Alex Norris - Trumpet, Seamus Blake - Tenor Sax, Scott Sharrard - Guitar, Ben Stivers - Piano, Jeff Hanley - Bass, Moses Patrou - Percussion,  Diego Voglino - Drums 

A rare appearance at Smalls by guitarist Scott Sharrard and a soulful rocking unit that features frontline of Alex Norris and Seamus Blake
Thursday - 12/18
"Round Midnight"
The Nick Hempton Band
Midnight to close
w. Tada Unno, Dan Aran and Dave Barron

Nick Hempton is a powerful player with a robust tone and can eat up changes like nobody's business.

 
Friday - 12/19
Randy Johnston Trio

Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM
$20 for this show
w. Seth Lewis - Bass, Jaime Aff - Drums 

Guitar master Randy Johnston makes an appearance at Smalls with his trio. 
 
Friday, Saturday - 12/19-20
Mark Gross Quintet

Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM
$20 for this show
w. Freddie Hendrix - Trumpet, John Lee - Bass, Benito Gonzales - Piano, Corey Rawls - Drums 

 Mark Gross and Freddie Hendricks team up for a weekend engagement that's sure to be swinging.  
Saturday - 12/20
Greg Skaff Trio

Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM
$20 for this show
Ugonna Okegwo - Bass, Ralph Peterson - Drums

Guitarist Greg Skaff has a soulful and original approach to improvising. Don't miss this rare appearance at Smalls.
Sunday - 12/21
The Ned Goold Quartet
Sets at 10:30 PM & 12:00 AM

Ned Goold is a enigmatic and often misunderstood artist with a brilliant and original conception.

SMALLS JAZZ CLUB REGULAR SHOWS

Monday - 12/15, 1 AM to close
Afterhours with : Jonathan Michel

Tuesday - 12/16, 7:30 PM to 9 PM
The Spike Wilner Trio

Tuesday - 12/16, 12:30 AM to close 
The Next Generation Sessions with Kyle Poole

Wednesday - 12/17, 6 PM to 9 PM
Tap dance Jam! With Michela Lerman

 

Thursday - 12/18,  6 PM to 9 PM
"Early Bird Sessions" with The Alex Hoffman Group

 

Friday - 12/19, 4:30 PM to 7 PM
Friday afternoon open jam session with Ai Murakami 

Friday - 12/19, 1:30 AM to close
Afterhours with Lawrence Leathers

Saturday - 12/20, 4:30 PM to 7 PM
Saturday Afternoon Open Jam Session

Saturday -12/20, 1:30 AM to close
Afterhours with Stacy Dillard

Sunday - 12/21, 1 PM to 3 PM
Vocal Masterclass with Marion Cowings 
$20 entry, $40 to participate


Sunday - 12/21, 7:30 PM to 10 PM
The Legendary Johnny O'Neal

 

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