June 23rd, 2014

Dear Friends:

I want to thank everyone for the birthday wishes and the excellent party we had last Sunday.  I was really touched by the warmth and the turnout.  As usual this coming week features some remarkable music.  I also want to remind you about some of our steady shows that don't get a lot of play.  For one thing, please try to come out to experience Michela Lerman and her tap dance jam session.  This happens every Wednesday from 6:30 to 9 and features some truly amazing dancers and musicians.  Also, on early Thursday we do the "Early Bird" concerts which always feature the best of the real be-boppers in New York City, often the great Dwayne Clemons and his fantastic band.  Friday afternoons is always our open jam session for those that don't want to wait until the wee hours.  And now, every Saturday through the summer, we feature the wonderful Joel Press and his group for an early couple of sets.

As always, I thank you for your support of Smalls and hope to see you at the club.

My best regards,


Moday - 6/23
The Moutin Factory Quintet

Sets at 10 PM & 11:30 PM

The Moutin Factory Quintet features the work of the Moutin Brothers Francois and Louis - cornerstones of the French jazz scene.  With them is the amazing Jean-Michel Pilc on piano,  also with Christophe Monniot on alto and Manu Codjia on guitar
Tuesday - 6/24
The Josh Evans Big Band
Sets at 10:30 PM & 12:00 AM

The Josh Evans big band is 18 pieces in a club that has 40 seats.  The sound is like a tidal wave - it washes you out of your chair and knocks you to the back of the room.  This band is killing and Josh's arrangements are really solid.  Please don't miss this group.
Wednesday & Thursday - 6/25 & 6/26
The David Berkman Quartet
Sets at 9:30 PM & 11:00 PM
David Berkman is a pianist's pianist.  A force on the scene for nearly 30 years and a consummate improvisor with a florid technique.  Joining him is the soulful-lyrical Dayna Stephens on tenor, Ugonna Okegwo on bass and Jonathan Blake on drums.
Wednesday 6/25
"Round Midnight" with:
The Jared Gold Trio

Set at 12:30 AM 

Jared Gold is a fantastic and tasteful organist with a serious groove.  Please join him for his "round midnight" set that features Dave Stryker on guitar and Kush Abadey on drums.
Friday & Saturday - 6/27 & 6/28
 The Michael Dease Sextet

Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM
$20 for this show.

Michael Dease is a virtuoso on the trombone.  Nobody can get around on the instrument better than him.  He's also an excellent arranger and composer.  Featured this weekend he's bringing in Adam Rongo, Josh Evans, Glen Zaleski, Evan Sherman and a rare appearance of the great Rodney Whitaker on bass.
Saturday - 6/28
The Don Friedman Quartet

feat. Peter Bernstein
Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM
$20 for this show.

Don Friedman is a legend.  Having played with the likes of John Coltrane, he's an ardent modernist with a lyrical touch.  He'll be joined by the fantastic Peter Bernstein on guitar, Martin Wind on bass and the ever-swinging Bill Goodwin on drums.
Sunday - 6/29
 The Legendary Johnny O'Neal

Sets at 10:00 PM & 11:30 PM
$20 for this show.

The incomparable Johnny O'Neal!  Not much that I can say here except that if you've not heard him yet you are making a mistake.  PLEASE come and experience this jazz master.
Sunday - 6/29
"Round Midnight" With :
 The Sarah Slonim Trio

Set at 12 AM

Sarah Slonim is a fantastic young pianist with an original concept and a delightful feel.  Join her with her trio for this "Round Midnight" set that features Adrian Moring on bass and Lawrence Leathers on drums.

Mon, "Afterhours" -
Spencer Murphy Jam

Tues, 7:30PM to 10PM -
Spike Wilner Trio

Tues, "Afterhours" -
Kyle Poole "Next Generation" Jam

Wed, 6PM to 9PM -
Michela Lerman Tap Jam
Thur, 6PM to 9PM

The "Early Bird" with:

Fri, 4PM to 7PM -
OPEN Afternoon Jam

Sat, 4PM to 7PM -
Happy Hours with the legendary Joel Press

Sun, 1PM to 3PM
Marion Cowings Vocal Masterclass
($40 to participate)

Sun, 10PM to 11:30PM  - 
The Legendary Johnny O'Neal


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