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Pianist Marc Cary Continues His Speakeasy Thursday Night Harlem Sessions at Ginny’s Supper Club

Ginny's Supper Club

http://www.ginnyssupperclub.com/event/1207699-marc-carys-harlem-sessions-new-york/

308 Lenox Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10027

Photos of Gin Fizz club, where Harlem Sessions started, by Caroline Conejero; right side photo of Francesco Pini (l.) and Marc Cary (r.)

Every Thursday night Marc Cary continues his Harlem Sessions jams, now taking place at Ginny’s Supper Club (the downstairs space of the ...

Best Kept Secret: Mingus Big Band Wows Every Monday Night in Its Residency at Jazz Standard

Jazz Standard

http://www.jazzstandard.com/?event=20151026

1160 Broadway, New York, NY 10001

You can talk Bird and Trane and Miles and Monk—all the storied jazz titans. But jazzers forget: Charles Mingus stands as one of jazz’s most uncompromising composers and band leaders. He’s huge and deep, and since his death in 1979 of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, his music lives ...

The Sunday Conversation Continues Weekly by Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra at Birdland

Birdland

http://www.birdlandjazz.com/event/1270731-arturo-ofarrill-afro-latin-new-york/

315 West Forty-Fourth Street, New York, NY 10036

Grammy Award winner Arturo O’Farrill is one of the most recognized creators of Afro Latin Jazz in the city and beyond. He has proven himself to be a top-drawer composer (like his legendary father Chico O’Farrill) and a sturdy leader of his Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. He is also a musical ...

Review: 'Bandstand' Dances, But Doesn't Always Deliver

By Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, April 27, 2017 There are so many elements to be savored in the new Broadway production Bandstand. First and foremost is the wonderfully inventive choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, who also serves as the show’s director. It was great fun to watch ...

Review: 'Six Degrees of Separation' Sparks a Connection

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, April 26, 2017 Oh, that Allison Janney. She can do more with one little finger than most performers can manage with their entire bodies. And that voice. That deep, dry, hilarious, wonderful voice. She’s one of that rare ones who can ...

#MakeItMagnifique: Tea and Cheese at the French Cheese Board in ...

By Natasha Nesic, Contributing Writer, April 26, 2017 Sometimes joy comes sliced between poached pears and baguette. So it is at the French Cheese Board, a tender slice of SoHo at 41 Spring Street. Polyglot gourmand Charles Duque created this permanent pop-up to communicate the creamy wonder of ...

100 Days, Funding and a Shutdown - We've Seen It Before ...

By Mark McLaren with Helaine Feldman, Contributing Writer, April 26, 2017 There is, if you can believe it, even greater scrutiny on President Trump this week as he approaches his first 100 days in office, and as he and Congress haggle over funding a wall, Obamacare, and the ...

Jazz Notes: Jazz Icon Ella Fitzgerald Honored With NYC Mayoral ...

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, April 25 2017 Even though the legendary Ella Fitzgerald died in 1996 at her home in Beverley Hills, she was a bona fide New Yorker throughout her remarkable career. Her story as The First Lady of Song began at the Apollo Theater ...

Review: 'Anastasia'—A Little Girl's Dream Comes True

By Megan Wrappe, Contributing Writer, April 25, 2017 Walking into the Broadhurst Theatre I felt like a little girl at Christmas. I was finally going to see my favorite childhood movie come to life onstage. Anastasia, directed by Darko Tresnjak, boasting a book by Terrence McNally with ...

Review: 'The Antipodes' Tells Us Stories About Stories

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, April 25, 2017 There are stories. And there are stories about stories. There are stories that number stories, that outline stories, that list stories. Somehow, The Antipodes, the new play by Annie Baker, directed by Lila Neugebauer at the Signature Theater, is ...

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair Comes to Brooklyn In May

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, April 25, 2017 The third year of this up and coming fair brings a wide range of contemporary art from the African continent and its diaspora on May 5-7, 2017. You will see work from Senegal, Ghana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, ...

Review: The New York Pops Bridges the Generation Gap

By Megan Wrappe, Contributing Writer, April 24, 2017 As the older generation always says “I don’t understand what those kids are listening to these days.” I grew up in a household where I thought my parents' music wasn’t only good, but probably better than the ...

Review: Dance Theatre of Harlem Continues Its Legacy

By Mercedes Vizcaino, Contributing Writer, April 24, 2017 Founded in 1969 and inspired by the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the Dance Theatre of Harlem was established as a beacon of hope for young people. Through training in classical art form, instilling discipline and focus, a challenged ...

Boundary Busting Trumpeter Maurice ‘Mobetta’ Brown Hosts His 7-Week Residency ‘Mobetta Tuesdays’ at Jazz Standard

Jazz Standard

http://www.jazzstandard.com/

116 East Twenty-Seventh Street New York, NY 10016

Given, all the jazz presenters in New York are doing their best to feature top-tier musicians in their clubs and performance spaces, making the city the place to be for a full jazz immersion. But, especially for young and adventurous listeners, sometimes the zone feels a bit restrictive and even ...

Cutting-Edge Cabaret Singer Tammy Faye Starlite Channels Femme Fetale Nico in a Thursday Weekly Residency at Pangea

In a night of theater and song, cutting-edge chanteuse Tammy Faye Starlite returns with her entertaining downtown channeling of Nico, the alt ex-Velvet Underground singer, on the occasion of the 50th year anniversary of her solo recording, Chelsea Girl. The show’s title is ...

Celebrating Ella With Two Gala Fundraising Events at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Rose Theater (Jazz at Lincoln Center)

http://www.jazz.org/events/t-5217/Celebrating-Ella-The-First-Lady-of-Jazz-Jazz-at-Lincoln-Center-Orchestra-with-Wynton-Marsalis/

The Shops at Columbus Circle, 3 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

On April 25, the world celebrated the centennial birth date of jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald. Over the course of her legendary career, she became an important factor in how jazz today is created. She a Kennedy Center Honoree and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of the Arts, received 14 Grammy ...

South Africa’s The Jazz Epistles Reunite for the First Time in 56 Years on South African Freedom Day at Town Hall

The Town Hall

http://thetownhall.org/

123 West Forty-Third Street, New York, NY 10036

This show, presented by Town Hall and the heavyweight Greenwich Village club Le Poisson Rouge, encompasses so much history. First, the bebop group, The Jazz Epistles, created the first major jazz recording to be introduced to the world (The Jazz Epistles, Verse 1) by incredible South ...

In-Demand Pianists Dan Tepfer and Aaron Diehl Go Into Uncharted Territory at Greenwich House

Greenwich House Music School

http://www.greenwichhouse.org/

46 Barrow Street, New York, NY 10014

Duo piano shows hold a lot of thrill for what 88 notes times 2 can creatively achieve. In recent years piano duos bring to mind two brilliant Carnegie Hall shows: Cuban-born Chucho Valdés and Gonzalo Rubalcala; and then a Herbie Hancock-Chick Corea conversational adventure between two of ...

Rising Star Pianist Christian Sands Debuts His New Album With His Quartet at Dizzy’s

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

http://www.jazz.org/dizzys/events/181424/christian-sands-quartet/

10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

Christian Sands’ debut Mack Avenue recording, Reach, pretty much tells the evolving story of a 27-year-old artist who is embracing the vanguard of expansive expression. On Reach, the New Haven, Connecticut-based rising star on the keys not only sees a bright horizon to ...

Inventive Argentine Vocalist Sofía Rei Brings Her Song Magic to New York at Subrosa

What an incredible voice teeming with passion and invention! Argentina-born, New York-based vocalist, songwriter and producer Sofía Rei explores connections between the various traditions of South American folklore, jazz, flamenco and electronic sounds. She’s a mesmerizing singer who has ...

Queens Jazz OverGround Hosts the 5th Annual Spring Jazz Festival at Flushing Town Hall

Flushings Town Hall

http://www.flushingtownhall.org/event/dec08fbd1cdef8ac141c09f8ff47c013

7-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11354

Queens Jazz OverGround, a collective promoting jazz performance and education, will host its fifth annual Spring Jazz Fest. The festival is a daylong series centering on jazz workshops and performances, which will be held at Flushing Town Hall from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The day sessions, from ...

Renowned Pianist Fred Hersch Continues to Explore Adventurous Duo Connections at Jazz Standard

Jazz Standard

http://www.jazzstandard.com/?event=20170502

116 East Twenty-Seventh Street New York, NY 10016

Not only is Fred Hersch an astonishing pianist, but he’s also a terrific collaborator. So when he decides to launch his duo invitational series, now in its 11th season, he shows his range of repertoire. In his week-long stretch at Jazz Standard, he engages with major jazz adventure seekers and ...

Dynamic Vocalist Angelique Kidjo Premieres Her Interpretation of ‘Remain in Light’ by Talking Heads at Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

https://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2017/5/5/0800/PM/Angelique-Kidjo-and-Friends/

57th Street and Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019

Three-time Grammy winner, dynamic Africa-born vocalist Angelique Kidjo returns to Carnegie Hall with one of her most adventurous projects: a complete interpretation of Talking Heads’ brilliant 1980 album Remain in Light that included such classic tracks as “Crosseyed and ...

Violinist Regina Carter Celebrates Her New Album Honoring Ella Fitzgerald at Jazz Standard

Jazz Standard

http://www.jazzstandard.com/?event=20170518

116 East Twenty-Seventh Street New York, NY 10016

For a jazz violinist—sadly a rarity in the idiom—Regina Carter fiddles at the top of the class. She has traversed in many musical territories, from her early days in the mid-‘90s bordering on contemporary jazz to her renowned recording using the maestro violinist Niccolò Paganini’s ...

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