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April 18th, 2016
Dear Friends:

I hope you've been out enjoying this wonderful Spring weather and not just hanging out in dark, jazz basements all the time.  However, it's been quite wonderful down underground lately, subterranean 10th street, west and east.  Last week we had quite a convergence of jazz talent hanging at Mezzrow.  We saw Chris Potter, Josh Redman, Brad Mehldau, Sam Yahel, Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein, Joel Frahm and a few other stellar luminaries hanging out, talking shop and goofing around.  Did my heart good to see, many of these guys I'm going on nearly 30 years of friendship at this point.  Hard to believe...

I want to mention a few important shows that we're having this week.  On Tuesday we're having a very rare appearance from pianist Harvey Diamond.  Known as a disciple of Lennie Tristano, I can't recall the last time he played in New York City.  Definitely worth checking out.  This weekend at Mezzrow we're thrilled to present once again pianist and vocalist Andy Bey.  Andy is a true jazz hero with a dynamic feel and thrilling voice.  If you haven't had a chance to hear him (especially in the intimate confines of Mezzrow's listening room) you shouldn't miss this opportunity.  He's great.  At Smalls, on Wednesday, we have our regular monthly show from the piano master Harold Mabern.  He is always on fire and it's never a disappointment to hear this great man.

As they say; "life is short but art is eternal" - don't dwell on idiocies or waste too much time on Facebook (something that I am guilty of).  Get outside, breath the air and feel that glorious sunshine.  Take the time to come down to the clubs and hear some life-affirming jazz music.  I hope to see you there.

Regards,

Spike

 
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Monday - 4/18
Greg Murphy & Marcus McLaurine

Pianist Greg Murphy is a longtime veteran of the jazz scene and a seriously hard swinger.  With him is the consumate bassist Marcus McLaurine.

John Merrill ( no cover ) @ 7:30 PM
Greg Murphy sets @ 9:30 PM & 11 PM

Theo Hill "after-hours" @ 12 AM

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Tuesday - 4/19
Harvey Diamond & Cameron Brown

Pianist Harvey Diamond is a true jazz legend who has played with the likes of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie.  This is a very rare appearance from this master and not to be missed.  With him is bassist Cameron Brown.

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


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Wednesday - 4/20
Dominick Farinacci & Sullivan Fortner

Trumpetist Dominick Farinacci is a master technician on the horn and has an exciting jazz feeling and approach.  He makes his Mezzrow debut with the amazing pianist Sullivan Fortner.

Doors @ 7:30 PM
Dominick Farinacci sets @
8 PM & 9:30 PM
Mezzrow "Polite Jam session" @ 11 PM


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Thursday - 4/21
Franck Amsallem & Johannes Weidenmuller

Pianist Franck Amsallem has a modernist viewpoint but plays with a tremendous and genuine jazz feeling.  Please join him for an evening of jazz duets with the excellent bassist Johannes Weidenmuller.

Spike Wilner ( no cover ) @ 7:30 PM
Franck Amsallem sets @ 9:30 PM & 11 PM
Davis Whitfield "After-hours" @ 12 AM


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Friday, Saturday - 4/22-23
Andy Bey Solo Voice & Piano

Pianist/Vocalist Andy Bey is a jazz legend and one of the most celebrated musicians of his generation.  Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear him in our listening room.

4/22 - Spike Wilner ( no cover ) @ 7:30 PM
4/23 - Ehud Asherie( no cover ) @ 7:30 PM

Andy Bey sets @ 9:30 PM & 11 PM
4/22 - Johnny O'Neal "After-hours" @ 12 AM
4/23 - Jon Davis "After-hours" @ 12 AM


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 Sunday - 4/24
Mezzrow Classical Salon

  • Eriko Sato - violin/viola, Daire Fitzgerald - cello,
    Jessica Han - flute, Tatjana Rankovich piano,
    David Oei - piano

Show runs from 4:30 PM to 7 PM with one intermission
walk-ins are welcome


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 Sunday - 4/24
Ben Van Gelder & Glenn Zaleski

  • Saxophonist Ben Van Gelder is a modern thinking improvisor with an pleasant sound and jazz feeling.
  •  Join him for an evening of jazz duets with the wonderful Glenn Zaleski.
Pasquale Grasso ( no cover ) @ 7:30 PM
Ben Van Gelder sets @ 9:30 PM & 11 PM

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Mezzrow proudly endorses Steinway pianos

THIS WEEK AT SMALLS
(a selection of featured shows)

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

Monday - 4/18
The Avi Rothbard Trio
 Set from 7:30 PM & 9 PM

     with Avi Rothbard - Guitar, Vincent Archer - Bass, Brandon Lewis - Drums
Monday - 4/18
The Ari Hoenig Nonet
 Set from 10:30 PM & 12 AM

     with Ari Hoenig - Drums, Darren Barrett - Trumpet,
Tim Gallagher - French Horn, Will Vinson - Alto Sax, Jacques Schwarz-Bart - Tenor Sax,
Eden Bareket - Baritone Sax, Ryan Keberle - Trombone, Noam Weisenberg - Bass, Glenn Zaleski - Piano
Tuesday - 4/19
The Jeremy Manasia Trio
 Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM

     with Jeremy Manasia - Piano, Mike Karn - Bass,
Charles Ruggiero - Drums
Tuesday - 4/19
The Abraham Burton Quartet
 Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM

     with Abraham Burton - Tenor Sax, Tabor Gable - Piano,
Carlo Di Rosa - Bass, Eric McPherson - Bass
Wednesday - 4/20
The Myron Walden Group
Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM

     with Myron Walden - Tenor Sax, Theo Hill - Piano, Yasushi Nakamura - Bass, Kush Abadey - Drums
Wednesday - 4/20
The Harold Mabern Trio
Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM

     with Harold Mabern - Piano, Joe Farnsworth - Drums
Thursday - 4/21
The Richard Sussman Quintet
 Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM

     with Richard Sussman - Piano, Scott Wendholt - Trumpet, Rich Perry - Tenor Sax, Mike Richmond- Bass, Anthony Pinciotti - Drums
Thursday - 4/21
The JC Stylles Quartet
Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM

$20 for this show
     with JC Stylles - Guitar, Jay Rodriguez -Baritone Sax, Kyle Koehler - Organ, Curtis Nowosad - Drums
Friday - 4/22
The Bob DeMeo Quartet
Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM

$20 for this show
     with Bob DeMeo - Drums, Nicoletta Manzini - Alto Sax, Neal Kirkwood - Piano, Tyler Mitchell - BAss
Saturday - 4/23
Lines Of Reason

Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM
     with Joe Ford - Alto Sax, Michael Cochrane - Piano, Marcus McLaurine - Bass, Alan Nelson -Drums
Friday & Saturday - 4/22-23
The Melissa Aldana Quartet

Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM
$20 for this show
     with Melissa Aldana - Tenor Sax,
Emmet Cohen - Piano, Pablo Menares - Bass,
Jochen Rueckert - Drums
Sunday - 4/24
George Gee Swing Orchestra

Sets at 4:30 PM & 5:30 PM
     with George Gee - Conductor, Ed Pazant - Alto Sax, Brian Fishler - Drums, Hilary Gardner, John Dokes - Vocals, Mike Hashim - Alto Sax, Tony Lustig - Baritone Sax, Andy Gravish, Freddie Hendrix - Trumpet, Robert Edwards - Trombone, Steve Einerson - Piano,
Marcus McLaurine - Bass
Sunday - 4/24
The Johnny O'Neal Trio

Sets at 7:30 PM & 9 PM
     with Johnny O'Neal - Piano, Luke Sellick - Bass, Charles Goold - Drums
Sunday - 4/24
The David Gibson Quintet

Sets at 10:30 PM & 12 AM
     with David Gibson - Trombone, Freddie Hendrix - Trumpet, Theo Hill - Piano, Alexander Claffy - Bass,
Kush Abadey - Drums

SMALLS JAZZ CLUB REGULAR SHOWS

Monday - 4/18,  1 AM to close
After-hours with Jonathan Michel

 

Tuesday - 4/19, 12:30 AM to close 
After-hours with Corey Wallace DUBtet


Wednesday - 4/20, 1:30 AM to close 
After-hours Jam Session with Sanah Kadoura

 

Thursday - 4/21, 1:30 AM to close 
After-hours Jam Session with Tony Hewitt

 

Friday - 4/22,  4 PM - 7 PM
Afternoon Jam Session with Tuomo Uusitalo

Friday - 4/22, 1:15 AM
After-hours with Joe Farnsworth

 

Saturday - 4/23, 4 PM to 7 PM
Afternoon Jam Session with Robert Edwards

 

Saturday - 4/23, 1:30 AM to close
After-hours with Brooklyn Circle


 

Sunday - 4/24,  1 PM to 3 PM
Vocal workshop with Marion Cowings

 

Sunday - 4/24,  1 AM to close
After-hours with Hillel Salem

 
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