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Smalls/Mezzrow Newsletter - November 21st, 2016
Dear Friends:

It's late night - after, after hours.  It's that time of the evening/early morning when it's looking like the club is finally about to close for the night.  Blearly-eyed, bartenders, stoic manager.  Drunken patrons, some slumped unconscious on the bar.  Even most of the musicians are gone.  The complainers (jazz detractors) have long since gone to bed (not that they ever showed up in the first place), gone home to put on their Schoenberg pajamas and to write yet another negative missive on Facebook.  All that's left is the true warriors, the die-hards, the crazy people and the homeless.  Suddenly from the corner of the room a beautiful sound!  The trumpet playing of an angel.  Roy Hargrove emerges from nowhere and begins to play a few measure of "Old Folks".  Roy, the truest of jazz warriors, rises from the battlefield to sound his melancholy anthem.  At first there's no response - inebriated faces gawk, the young musicians scratch their heads, "what tune is this?" they ask themselves, and quickly try to plug in their iPhone app, but to no avail.  I decide to take the piano myself.  I meet him at the bridge and we finish the chorus and then another glorious improvised chorus - real bebop, the unadulterated flavor of jazz.  No bullshit, no show, no nothing - jazz and cocktails in some small dive.  This is the moment I live for.  After the tune, I embrace Roy, an old friend since school days.  We look into each other's face and just begin to laugh.  Then he departs into the cold morning air.  Me and Carlos begin to break down the bar, another night in the books at Smalls Jazz Club.

I sincerely wish peace to all of you - let us embrace love and music in this challenging time.

Regards,

Spike


 
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Monday - 11/21
Mike Moreno & John Cowherd

Guitarist Mike Moreno is a hard grooving modern player.  Catch him at Mezzrow for an evening of jazz duets with the amazing Jon Cowherd on piano.

Doors @ 7:30 PM
Mike Moreno sets @ 8 PM & 9:30 PM
After Hours: Ari Roland + Sacha Perry & Guests @ 11 PM

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Tuesday - 11/22
Vocalist Milton Suggs with Lorin Cohen

Vocalist Milton Suggs has a deep baritone voice and amazing jazz feeling.  Join him at Mezzrow for an evening of song and swing.  With him is bassist Lorin Cohen.

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


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Wednesday - 11/23
Joel Frahm with
Spike Wilner & Neal Miner


Saxophonist Joel Frahm plays with uninhibited joy and imagination.  He is joined for an evening of trio with pianist Spike Wilner and bassist Neal Miner.

Doors @ 7:30 PM
Joel Frahm sets @
8 PM & 9:30 PM
Tony Hewitt & Friends "After-hours" @ 11 PM


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Thursday - 11/24
Closed for Thanksgiving


Mezzrow will be closed this evening for Thanksgiving.  Please come back tomorrow for our regularly scheduled shows.

Friday & Saturday - 11/25-26
Mike LeDonne & John Webber

Pianist Mike LeDonne is a true New York veteran and a hard swinging traditionalist.  He'll be joined by the rock-solid bassist John Webber for an evening of duets.

Doors @ 7:30 PM
Mike LeDonne sets @ 8 PM & 9:30 PM

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11/25 - Johnny O'Neal After-hours @ 11 PM
11/26 - Anthony Wonsey After-hours @ 11 PM

Sunday - 11/27
Grant Stewart with
David Hazeltine & Paul Sikivie


Saxophonist Grant Stewart plays with a robust sound and reverence for the Amercian Songbook.  Join him for an evening of trio with pianist David Hazeltine and bassist Paul Sikivie.

Doors @ 7:30 PM
Grant Stewart 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 - 11/21
The Jim Greene Quartet

 Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM
     with Jim Greene - Bass, Rob Block - Guitar, Steve Einerson - Piano, Joe Strasser - Drums
Monday - 11/21
The Ari Hoenig Trio
 Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM

     with Ari Hoenig – Drums, Nitai Hershkovits - Piano, Or Bareket - Bass
Tuesday - 11/22
The Spike Wilner Trio
 Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM

     with Spike Wilner – Piano, Tyler Mitchell – Bass, Anthony Pinciotti – Drums
Tuesday - 11/22
The Frank Lacy Group
 Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM

     with Frank Lacy - Trombone, 
Wednesday & Thursday - 11/23-24
The Jonathan Kreisberg Quartet
Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM  on 11/23
Sets at 9:PM & 10:30 PM on 11/24


     with Jonathan Kreisberg - Guitar, Dave Kikoski - Piano, Matt Clohesy - Bass, Colin Stranahan - Drums
Wednesday - 11/23
The Dave Stryker Quartet
Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM

    with Dave Stryker - Guitar, Steve Nelson - Piano, Jared Gold - Organ, Byron Landham - Drums
Friday - 11/25
Ralph Lalama & "Bop-Juice"
Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM

$20 for this show
     with Ralph Lalama - Tenor Sax, Alec Safy - Bass, Clifford Barbaro - Drums
Saturday - 11/26
Tommy Campbell & Vocal~Eyes

Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM
$20 for this show
     with Tommy Campbell - Drums, Carolyn Leonhart - Vocalist, Marcelino Feliciano - Vocalist, Helio Alves - Piano
Friday & Saturday - 11/25-26
The Winard Harper Quintet

Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM
$20 for this show
    with Winard Harper - Drums, Ted Chubb - Trumpet, Abel Mireles - Tenor Sax, Tadataka Uno - Piano
Sunday - 11/27
The Johnny O'Neal Trio

Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM
     with Johnny O'Neal - Piano, Luke Sellick - Bass, Charles Goold - Drums
Sunday - 11/27
The Jerry Weldon Quartet

Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM
     with Jerry Weldon - Tenor Sax,

SMALLS JAZZ CLUB REGULAR SHOWS

Monday - 11/21, 1 AM to close
After-hours with Jeremy Dutton

 

Tuesday - 11/22, 1 AM to close 
After-hours with Jon Beshay


Wednesday - 11/23, 1 AM to close
After-hours Jam Session with
 Sanah Kadoura

 

Thursday - 11/24, 12 AM to close 

After-hours Jam Session with Ben Tiberio

 

Friday - 11/25, 4 PM - 7 PM
Andrew Forman - Afternoon Jam Session

 

Friday - 11/25, 1 AM to close
After-Hours with Corey Wallace DUBtet

 

Saturday - 11/26, 4 PM to 7 PM
Jonathan Thomas - Afternoon Jam Session

 

Saturday - 11/26, 1 AM to close
After-hours with Brookyln Circle

 

Sunday - 11/27,  1 PM to 3 PM
Vocal Workshop with Marion Cowings

 

Sunday - 11/27,  4:30 PM to 7 PM
Ai Murakami Trio Feat. Sacha Perry


Sunday - 11/27,  1 AM to close
After-hours with Hillel Salem


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