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SmallsLIVE/Mezzrow Newsletter
October 15th, 2018
 
Dear Friends:

I just got off the phone with my dear friend, vibraphonist Lennie Cuje,   Lennie, in his eighties, has lived a full life of jazz and cocktails, the bebop life.  He plays with great feeling and depth and is always eager to share his stories and his wisdom.  He has a group of nuns in Germany that he stays in contact with.  "His nuns", as he calls them.  They advise him and pray for his health and safety.  "Spikey", he said to me today, "my nuns told me that music is the bridge to God, and that when we play we are connecting directly to Him.".  I listened carefully.  I thought of Smalls and my musical family, my jazz brothers and sisters and the audiences that come to the club.  Night after night, people from all over the world descending on our little 64 seat club.  Communion.  From God's mouth, to the Cat's ear, to the hearts of the People.  A beautiful trinity of communication.  Human Spirit, non-differentiated.  Joined by the music in a Universal Harmony.  It all flashed through my mind in one split second.  Holiness.

As usual, a remarkable and rich week of music to offer you.  Please check our live  stream or, if you can, come by the clubs and share this music with us.

My Sincerest Regards,

Spike
 

Monday - 10/15
Alan Broadbent, Don Falzone & Billy Mintz

 Pianist Alan Broadbent has a a fluid grace and romantic heart with the soul of real jazz.  With Don Falzone on bass and Billy Mintz on drums.

 Doors @ 7:30 PM
Seatings at 8 and 9:30 PM

Pasquale Grasso "After-hours" @ 11 PM

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Tuesday & Wednesday - 10/16-10/17
Ben Williams & Christian Sands

Ben Williams is a bass virtuoso.  Currently the bassist with Pat Metheny, he is also the winner of the Thelonious Monk Competition for bass.  Join him and pianist Chrstian Sands for two evenings of duo.

 Doors @ 7:30 PM
Seatings at 8 and 9:30 PM

10/16 - "Polite Jam Session" with Lucy Yeghiazaryan @ 11 PM
10/17 - Johnny O'Neal "After-hours" @ 11 PM


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10/17 - CLICK HERE TO RESERVE

Thursday - 10/18
Kate McGarry, Keith Ganz & Gary Versace

Vocalist Kate McGarry is a true virtuso with a lovely range and repertoire of swinging jazz.  She brings her trio to Mezzrow featuring Keith Ganz on guitar and Gary Versace on piano.

 Doors @ 7:30 PM
Seatings at 8 and 9:30 PM

Spike Wilner "After-hours" @ 11 PM

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Friday & Saturday - 10/19-10/20
Joan Belgrave, Zen Zadravec & Santi Debriano

Vocalist Joan Belgrave brings her trio to Mezzrow featuring Zen Zadravec on piano and Santi Debriano on bass, join them for a weekend of swing.

 Doors @ 7:30 PM
Seatings at 8 and 9:30 PM
10/19 - Miki Yamanaka "After-hours" @ 11 PM
10/20 - Emmet Cohen "After-hours" @ 11 PM


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10/20 - CLICK HERE TO RESERVE  

Sunday - 10/21
Ben Allison, Ted Nash & Steve Cardenas

Bassist Ben Allison is a creative and original voice on the bass. He brings Ted Nash on saxophone and Steve Cardenas on guitar to celebrate the release of "Quiet Revolution."

 Doors @ 7:30 PM
Seatings at 8 and 9:30 PM
John Merrill & Friends "After-hours" @ 11 PM


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Monday - 10/15
Ari Hoenig Quartet

 Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM
     with Ari Hoenig - Drums, Tivon Pennicott - Tenor Sax, Eden Ladin - Piano, Or Bareket - Bass
 
Monday - 10/15
Joe Farnsworth Trio

 Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM
     with Joe Farnsworth - Drums, ELEW - Piano, John Webber - Bass
 
Monday - 10/15
1 AM to close

OPEN JAM SESSION
 
 
Tuesday - 10/16
Steve Nelson Quartet
 Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM
with Steve Nelson - Vibraphone, Rick Germanson - Piano, Kiyoshi Kitagawa - Bass, Charles Goold - Drums
Tuesday - 10/16
Cody Moffett's Jambalaya
 Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM

with Cody Moffett - Drums, Oz Moffett - Vocalist, Lesedi Ntsane - Trumpet, Stacy Dillard - Tenor Sax, Leonardo Suarez Paz - Violin, Davis Whitfield Jr. - Piano, Josh Torvi - Guitar, Tyler Mitchell - Bass, Patrick Robinson - Percussion
Tuesday - 10/16
 1 AM to close

OPEN JAM SESSION
Wednesday - 10/17
Or Bareket Quintet
Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM

with Or Bareket - Bass, Philip Dizack - Trumpet, Morgan Guerin - Tenor Sax, Micah Thomas - Piano, Kush Abadey - Drums
Wednesday - 10/17
Danton Boller Quintet
 Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM
with Danton Boller - Bass, John Ellis - Soprano Sax, Jeremy Wilms - Guitar, Yusuke Yamamoto - Bass, Ari Hoenig - Drums
Wednesday - 10/17
Julius Rodriguez "After-hours"
1 AM to close

with Julius Rodriguez - Piano, Alina Engibaryan-Vocals, Dean Torrey - Bass, Jongkuk Kim - Drums
Thursday - 10/18
Allyn Johnson Quartet
Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM

with Allyn Johnson - Piano, Marcus Strickland - Tenor Sax, Romier Mendez - Bass, EJ Strickland - Drums
Thursday - 10/18
Jeremy Manasia Quintet
 Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM

with Jeremy Manasia - Piano, Joe Magnarelli - Trumpet, Ari Ambrose - Tenor Sax, Mike Karn - Bass, Charles Ruggiero - Drums
Thursday - 10/18
Jonathan Thomas "After-hours"
1 AM to close

with Jonathan Thomas - Piano, Barry Stephenson - Bass, Henry Conerway III - Drums
Friday & Saturday - 10/19-20
Adam Birnbaum Quartet
Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM

$20 for this show
with Adam Birnbaum - Piano, John Ellis - Tenor Sax, Ben Wolfe - Bass, Billy Drummond - Drums
Friday & Saturday - 10/19-20
Charles Ruggiero Octet
Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM

$20 for this show
with Charles Ruggiero - Drums, Nick Marchione - Trumpet, Bruce Harris - Trumpet, Robert Edwards - Trombone, James Burton III - Trombone, Sam Dillon - Tenor Sax, Frank Basile - Tenor Sax, Mike Karn - Bass
Friday - 10/19
JD Allen "After-hours"
1 AM to close

with  JD Allen - Tenor Sax
Saturday - 10/20
Smalls Showcase:
Teodross Avery

Sets at 4:30 PM & 6 PM

with Teodross Avery - Tenor Sax, Marvin 'Bugalu' Smith - Drums
Saturday - 10/20
Eric Wyatt "After-hours"
1 AM to close

with Eric Wyatt - Tenor Sax, Theo Hill - Piano, Tyler Mitchell - Bass
Sunday - 10/21
Vocal Masterclass
with Marion Cowings

from 1:00 PM until 3 PM
The Marion Cowings Jazz Vocal Workshop is a weekly session that gives vocalists a forum to develop the elements that define a jazz vocal performance.
Sunday - 10/21
Ralph Lalama & "Bop-Juice"
Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM

with Ralph Lalama - Tenor Sax, David Wong - Bass, Clifford Barbaro - Drums
Sunday - 10/21
Joe Magnarelli Quartet
Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM

with Joe Magnarelli - Trumpet
Sunday - 10/21
 1 AM to close

OPEN JAM SESSION
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