b there or b square 12/17/18

MONDAY DECEMBER 17

Arthur’s Tavern Grove Street Stompers feat. Joe Licari ▲ Amadou Gaye, A Royal Crime
Bar Next Door Olin Clark Trio w. Ben Rolston, Stephen Boegehold ▲ Dana Reedy Trio w. Pete McCann, Morrie Louden
Birdland Santino Fontana ▲ Jim Caruso’s Cast Party
Blue Note Chris Botti 14th Annual Holiday Residency w. Eldar, Leonardo Amuedo, Reggie Hamilton, Lee Pearson, Sandy Cameron
The Cotton Club The Cotton Club All-Stars Big Band
Dizzy’s Dick Hyman’s Standards and Strides
Fat Cat Harold O’Neal Piano Cinema Raw ▲ George Braith Group ▲ Afterhours w. Billy Kaye
The Iguana Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
The Jazz Standard Mingus Big Band
The Kitano Jam Session w. Iris Ornig
The Kola House Glenn Crytzer Orchestra
Local 802 AFM Jam Session
Mezzrow Alan Broadbent, Don Falzone & Billy Mintz ▲ Pasquale Grasso
Smalls Ari Hoenig Trio ▲ Joe Farnsworth Group ▲ Afterhours w. Jon Elbaz
Smoke Vincent Herring Quartet
Swing 46 Swingadelic
Village Vanguard Vanguard Orchestra
11th Street Bar Richard Clements/Murray Wall Band

brooklyn

Bar Lunatico Tone Collector: Eivind Opsvik, Tony Malaby, Jeff Davis
Bushwick Public House John Loggia Ensemble w. Hans Tammen, Eric Plaks ▲ Stephen Gauci, Adam Lane, Kevin Shea ▲ Billy Mintz Quintet w. Roberta Piket, Hilliard Greene, Tony Malaby, Adam Kolker ▲ Adam Lane, Richard Tabnik, Jay Rosen ▲ Michael Larocca, Kaelen Ghandhi, Jonathan Milberger ▲ Lisanne Tremblay Ensemble
Slope Lounge Bobby Spellman Revenge of the Cool Nonet

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b there or b square 10/12/18

MONDAY DECEMBER 10

Arthur’s Tavern Grove Street Stompers feat. Joe Licari ▲ Amadou Gaye, A Royal Crime
Bar Next Door Ryan Hernandez Trio w. Paul Cuffari, Nick Dekens ▲ Alma Micic Trio w. Rale Micic, Corcoran Holt
Birdland Tom Wopat & Linda Purl ▲ Jim Caruso’s Cast Party
Blue Note Chris Botti 14th Annual Holiday Residency w. Eldar, Leonardo Amuedo, Reggie Hamilton, Lee Pearson, Sandy Cameron
The Cotton Club The Cotton Club All-Stars Big Band
Dizzy’s The Music of Lennie Tristano and Charlie Parker: Juilliard Jazz Ensembles
Fat Cat Roshni Samlal’s Orakel ▲ Ned Goold Quartet ▲ Afterhours w. Billy Kaye
The Iguana Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
The Jazz Standard Mingus Big Band
The Kitano Jam Session w. Iris Ornig
The Kola House Glenn Crytzer Orchestra
Local 802 AFM Jam Session
Mezzrow Burnett Thompson & Alex Blake ▲ Pasquale Grasso
Smalls Ari Hoenig Trio ▲ Jonathan Michel Quintet ▲ Afterhours w. Jon Elbaz
Smoke Vincent Herring Quartet
Swing 46 Swingadelic
Village Vanguard Vanguard Orchestra
Zinc Bar Vic Juris Trio w. Harvie S, Allan Mednard
11th Street Bar Richard Clements/Murray Wall Band

brooklyn

Bar Lunatico Brandon Seabrook w. Gerald Cleaver, Cooper-Moore
Bushwick Public House David Meier, John McCowen, Dave Scanlon, Frank Meadows ▲ Stephen Gauci, Adam Lane, Kevin Shea ▲ Nick Sanders Ensemble ▲ Brad Faberman Ensemble ▲ Daniel Blake Ensemble ▲ Hans Tammen, Dafna Naphtali, Joe Hertenstein
Slope Lounge Erica Seguine/Shannon Baker Orchestra

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b there or b square 12/3/18

MONDAY DECEMBER 3

Arthur’s Tavern Grove Street Stompers feat. Joe Licari ▲ Amadou Gaye, A Royal Crime
Bar Next Door Nicola Caminiti Trio w. Gus Allen, Jerome Gillespie II ▲ Valerie Farber Trio w. Cat Toren, Michael Bates
Birdland Santino Fontana ▲ Jim Caruso’s Cast Party
Blue Note Dizzy Gillespie All Stars
Cornelia St. Cafe David Amram and Co. w. Kevin Twigg, Rene Hart, Elliot Peper, Jose Pacheco
The Cotton Club The Cotton Club All-Stars Big Band
Dizzy’s Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra led by Bobby Sanabria w. guest Paquito D’Rivera
Fat Cat Osso String Quartet ▲ Victor Santos Salsa Band ▲ Afterhours w. Billy Kaye
The Iguana Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
The Jazz Standard Mingus Big Band
The Kitano Jam Session w. Iris Ornig
The Kola House Glenn Crytzer Orchestra
Local 802 AFM Jam Session
Mezzrow Pete Malinverni Trio ▲ Pasquale Grasso
Nublu The Comet is Coming: King Shabaka, Danalogue, Betamax Ohm
Smalls Joel Frahm Trio ▲ Joe Farnsworth Trio ▲ Afterhours w. Jon Elbaz
Smoke Bruce Williams Quartet
Swing 46 Swingadelic
Village Vanguard Vanguard Orchestra
Zinc BarJohn Stowell Trio w. Harvie S, Billy Mintz
11th Street Bar Richard Clements/Murray Wall Band
55 Bar Iris Ornig Quintet w. Dave Smith, Jeremy Powell, ArcoIris Sandoval, Jesse Simpson
75 Club Peter Leitch New Life Orchestra w. Bill Mobley, Duane Eubanks, Tim Harrison, Steve Wilson, Jed Levy, Carl Maraghi, Matt Haviland, Max Siegel, Phil Robson,
Peter Zak, Yoshi Waki, Jason Tiemann

brooklyn

Bar Lunatico Steve Cardenas Trio w. Ben Allison, Allison Miller
Bushwick Public House Marco Cappelli, Matteo Liberatore ▲ Ethan Meyer ▲ Stephen Gauci, Adam Lane, Kevin Shea ▲ Guillermo Gregorio Ensemble ▲ Danny Kammins, David Leon, Joe Hertenstein ▲ Xander Nayler, Michael Wilbur, Dave Treut
Roulette Sylvie Courvoisier Trio w. Drew Gress, Kenny Wollesen ▲ Nate Wooley Battle Pieces IV w. Sylvie Courvoisier, Ingrid Laubrock, Matt Moran
Shapeshifter Lab Francis Hon Project w. David Ullmann, Jeong Hwan Park, Andrew Kushnir ▲ David Ullmann Group w. Tom Call, Tim Struven, JP Schlegelmilch, Vin Scialla
Slope Lounge Brian Pareschi Big Band

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b there or b square 11/26/18

MONDAY NOVEMBER 26

Arthur’s Tavern Grove Street Stompers feat. Joe Licari ▲ Amadou Gaye, A Royal Crime
Bar Next Door Ryan Hernandez Trio w. Griffin Fink, Nick Hank Allen-Barfield ▲ Chiara Izzi Trio w. Perry Smith, Matt Aranoff
Birdland Bonnie Mulligan ▲ Jim Caruso’s Cast Party
Blue Note Sheila Jordan’s 90th Birthday Celebration w. Steve Kuhn Trio
Cornelia St. Cafe Jocelyn Medina Trio w. Pete McCann, Matt Pavolka
The Cotton Club The Cotton Club All-Stars Big Band
Dizzy’s Scott Joplin and the World of Ragtime: Terry Waldo Sextet
Fat Cat Jarod Kashkin▲ Ivan Renta ▲ Afterhours w. Billy Kaye
The Iguana Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
The Jazz Standard Mingus Big Band
Joe’s Pub Allison Miller/Jenny Scheinman’s Parlour Game w. Carmen Staff, Tony Scherr
The Kitano Jam Session w. Iris Ornig
The Kola House Glenn Crytzer Orchestra
Local 802 AFM Jam Session
Mezzrow Johnny O’Neal ▲ Pasquale Grasso
Nublu Gordon Grdina Quartet w. Oscar Noriega, Russ Lossing, Michael Sarin
Rockwood Music Hall Jim Campilongo Trio w. Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion [III]
Smalls Ari Hoenig Trio ▲ Joe Farnsworth Trio ▲ Afterhours w. Jon Elbaz
Smoke Vincent Herring Quartet
Swing 46 Swingadelic
Tomi Jazz Nico Sarbanes ▲ Juan Carlos Polo
Village Vanguard Vanguard Orchestra
11th Street Bar Richard Clements/Murray Wall Band

brooklyn

Bar Lunatico Chris Speed Trio w. Chris Tordini, Dave King
Bushwick Public House Stephen Gauci, Sandy Ewen, Adam Lane, Kevin Shea ▲ Kenneth Jimenez Ensemble ▲ Hans Tammen, Ramon Lopez, Briggan Krauss ▲ Chris Stromquist, John Carlson, Shawn McGloin, Tim Vaughn ▲ Caleb Veasey Ensemble

concerts

Saint Peter’s ChurchLiving Earth 2018—A Concert to Benefit the Natural Resources Defense Council: Catherine Russell, Dave Douglas, Camila Meza, Fabian Almazan, Endless Field

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b there or b square 11/19/17

MONDAY NOVEMBER 19

Arthur’s Tavern Grove Street Stompers feat. Joe Licari ▲ Amadou Gaye, A Royal Crime
Bar Next Door Olin Clark Trio w. Sam Weber on Bass and Evan Hyde ▲ Diana Perez w. Misha Tsiganov, Phil Robson
Birdland Telly Leung “Sing Happy” ▲ Jim Caruso’s Cast Party
Birdland Theater AMANDA GREEN AF! * *And Friends (Wait, what did you think it was?)
Blue Note Dizzy Gillespie Afro Cuban All-Star Experience: Freddie Hendrix, Sharel Cassity, Abelina Mateus, John Lee, Tommy Campbell, Roger Squitero
The Cotton Club The Cotton Club All-Stars Big Band
Dizzy’s Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors led by Danilo Pérez with guest John Patitucci
Fat Cat Abhik Mukerjee ▲ George Braith Group ▲ Afterhours w. Billy Kaye
The Iguana Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
Iridium Ed Palermo Big Band
The Jazz Standard Mingus Big Band
The Kitano Jam Session w. Iris Ornig
The Kola House Glenn Crytzer Orchestra
Local 802 AFM Jam Session
Mezzrow Nitai Hershkovits & Matt Penman ▲ Pasquale Grasso
Smalls Lucas Pino Nonet ▲ Jonathan Michel Quintet ▲ Afterhours w. Jon Elbaz
Smoke Yasushi Nakamura Quartet w. Dayna Stephens, Manuel Valera, Mark Whitfield Jr. ▲ New Jam Session w. Yasushi Nakamura
Swing 46 Swingadelic
Tomi Jazz Wishin’ On Star ▲ Kazuya Araki
Village Vanguard Vanguard Orchestra
Zinc Bar Yotam Silberstein Trio w. Sam Yahel, Rodney Green
11th Street Bar Richard Clements/Murray Wall Band

brooklyn

Bar Lunatico Ben Monder Trio
Bushwick Public House Daniel Carter, Rose Tang, Ras Moshe, Sean Ali, Kevin Shea ▲ Stephen Gauci, Sandy Ewen, Adam Lane, Kevin Shea ▲ Aaron Rubinstein, Nate Wooley, Ben Stapp ▲ Aaron Novik, Ava Mendoza, Sandy Ewen, Jeremiah Cymerman
Slope Lounge Sam Blakeslee Big Band

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b there or b square 11/12/18

MONDAY NOVEMBER 12

Arthur’s Tavern Grove Street Stompers feat. Joe Licari ▲ Amadou Gaye, A Royal Crime
Bar Next Door Ryan Hernandez Trio w. Stephen Pale, Nick Hank Allen-Barfield ▲ Valentina Marino Trio w. Marko Churnchetz, Myles Sloniker
Birdland Aisha de Haas ▲ Jim Caruso’s Cast Party
Birdland Theater Carole J. Bufford
Blue Note Odean Pope Sax Choir Birthday Celebration w. Joe Sudler, Julian Pressley, Louis Taylor, Robert Landham, Terry Lawson, Gene Ghee, Tom Lawton, Lee Smith, Craig McIver
Cornelia St. Cafe Patrick Lazour & Daniel Lazour
The Cotton Club The Cotton Club All-Stars Big Band
Dizzy’s Melanie Charles w. Luke Carlos O’Reilly, Jonathan Michel, Charles Haynes, Godwin Louis and guest Rogers Charles
Fat Cat Ben Paterson Duo ▲ Ned Goold Quartet ▲ Afterhours w. Billy Kaye
The Iguana Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
The Jazz Standard Mingus Big Band
The Kitano Jam Session w. Iris Ornig
The Kola House Glenn Crytzer Orchestra
Local 802 AFM Jam Session
Mezzrow Alan Broadbent, Don Falzone & Billy Mintz ▲ Pasquale Grasso
NubluNublu Jazz Festival: Ray Angry ▲ Melanie Charles
Smalls Palladium: Celebrating Wayne Shorter ▲ Joe Farnsworth Trio ▲ Afterhours w. Jon Elbaz
Smoke Jonathan Blake Quartet w. Jaleel Shaw, Sullivan Fortner, Gerald Cannon ▲ New Jam Session w. Jonathan Blake
Swing 46 Swingadelic
Village Vanguard Vanguard Orchestra
Zinc Bar Jack Wilkins Trio w. Andy McKee, Sylvia Cuenca
11th Street Bar Richard Clements/Murray Wall Band

brooklyn

Bar Lunatico Brian Melvin Quintet w. Danny Walsh, Dred Scott, Arthur Kell
Bushwick Public House Patrick Brennan’s Transparency Kestra ▲ Stephen Gauci, Sandy Ewen, Adam Lane, Kevin Shea ▲ Thomas Helton, Robert Boston, Joe Hertenstein ▲ Jeremy Carlstedt Ensemble ▲ Yoni Kretzmer, Adam Hopkins, Jeff Davis ▲ Adam Caine/Colin Fisher

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b there or b square 11/5/18

MONDAY NOVEMBER 5

Arthur’s Tavern Grove Street Stompers feat. Joe Licari ▲ Amadou Gaye, A Royal Crime
Bar Next Door Cole Davis Trio w. Phillip Clement, Christian McGhee ▲ Laura Angyal Trio w. Taulant Memheti, Diallo House
Birdland Charles Calello ▲ Jim Caruso’s Cast Party
Birdland Theater Ariana DeBose
Blue Note Keyon Harrold & Friends
Cornelia St. Cafe Amram & Co. w. Kevin Twigg, Rene Hart, Elliot Peper, Jose Pacheco
The Cotton Club The Cotton Club All-Stars Big Band
Dizzy’s Monday Nights with WBGO: Manhattan School of Music Jazz Orchestra: Tribute to Quincy Jones
Fat Cat Amit Chaterjee ▲ Vitaly Golovnev Sextet ▲ Afterhours w. Billy Kaye
The Iguana Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
The Jazz Standard Mingus Big Band
The Kitano Jam Session w. Iris Ornig
The Kola House Glenn Crytzer Orchestra
Local 802 AFM Jam Session
Mezzrow Joy Brown, Michael Weiss, Tyler Mitchell & Evan Sherman ▲ Pasquale Grasso
Saint Peter’s Church Jack Reilly Memorial Celebration
Smalls Joel Frahm Trio ▲ Jonathan Barber Quartet ▲ Afterhours w. Jon Elbaz
Smoke Ron Blake Quartet w. Miki Yamanaka, Ben Wolfe, Jimmy Macbride
▲ New Jam Session
Swing 46 Swingadelic
Tomi JazzAndrew Licata ▲ Nicholas Brust
Village Vanguard Vanguard Orchestra
Zinc Bar Andy Bianco Quartet w. Glenn White, Sam Trapchak, Wayne Smith, Jr.
11th Street Bar Richard Clements/Murray Wall Band

brooklyn

Bushwick Public House Stephen Gauci, Sandy Ewen, Adam Lane, Kevin Shea ▲ Zach Swanson/Derrick Michaels Trio ▲ Michael Moss, Steve Cohn, Larry Roland, Chuck Fertal ▲ Alberto N.A. Turra, William Nicastro, Stefano Grasso ▲ Sana Nagano/ Leonor Falcón
Roulette Darius Jones and Wet Ink Large Ensemble with Eric Wubbels, Ian Antonio, Josh Modney, Weston Olencki, Amirtha Kidambi, Gelsey Bell, Nina Dante, Sugar Vendil, Sean Conly, Michael Vatcher, Daniel Givens, Jean Carla Rodea, Shelley Nicole, Jonathan Finlayson, Leia Slosberg, Jessica Jones, Sam Newsome

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B there or B square 10/29/18

MONDAY OCTOBER 29

Arthur’s Tavern Grove Street Stompers feat. Joe Licari ▲ Amadou Gaye, A Royal Crime
Bar Next Door Jonah Udall Trio w. Brian Krock, Jake Shandling ▲ Tammy Scheffer Trio w. Glenn Zaleski, Daniel Foose
Birdland Jazz Vocalists Polly Gibbons & Aubrey Logan ▲ Eddie Daniels Quartet, Christian Howes, Claudio Roditi, Harlem Quartet
Birdland Theater Max von Essen in Concert w. Billy Stritch
Blue Note Cory Henry & Friends
Cornelia St. Cafe Alcoris Sandoval’s Sonic Asylum w. Lucas Pino, Roxy Coss, Marty Kenney, Kenneth Salters
The Cotton Club The Cotton Club All-Stars Big Band
Dizzy’s Josh Lawrence & Color Theory
Fat Cat Harold O’Neal’s Piano Cinema Raw ▲ Dave Schnitter Quintet▲ Afterhours w. Billy Kaye
The Iguana Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
The Jazz Standard Mingus Big Band
The Kitano Jam Session w. Iris Ornig
The Kola House Glenn Crytzer Orchestra
Local 802 AFM Jam Session
Mezzrow Michael Wolff, Ben Allison & Mike Clark ▲ Pasquale Grasso
Smalls Matt Penman Trio ▲ Joe Farnsworth Trio▲ Afterhours w. Jon Elbaz
Smoke Jonathan Blake Quartet w. Dayna Stephens, Yasushi Nakamura, Sullivan Fortner ▲ New Jam Session
Swing 46 Swingadelic
Village Vanguard Vanguard Orchestra
11th Street Bar Richard Clements/Murray Wall Band

brooklyn

Barbes Sean Conly Trio w. Michaël Attias, Michael Sarin
Bushwick Public House Mike Marcinowski, Juanma Trujillo, Aaron Rourk ▲ Stephen Gauci, Sandy Ewen, Adam Lane, Kevin Shea ▲ Blaise Siwula, Jesse Dulman, Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic, Jon Panikkar ▲ Edith Steyer, Joe Hertenstein ▲ Richard Keene, Billy Stein, Brian Groder, Larry Roland, Charles Downs ▲ Chris Libutti/Watson
Slope Lounge John Yao and His 17-Piece Instrument

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b there or b square 10/22/18

MONDAY OCTOBER 22

Arthur’s Tavern Grove Street Stompers feat. Joe Licari ▲ Amadou Gaye, A Royal Crime
Bar Next Door Ryan Hernandez Trio w. Cuffari, Hank Allen-Barfield ▲ Marianne Solivan Trio w. Leandro Pellegrino, Matt Parrish
Birdland Barb Jungr and John McDaniel “1968 – Let The Sunshine In” ▲ Jim Caruso’s Cast Party
Birdland Theater Renee Rosnes & Bill Charlap – Duo Piano
Blue Note Cory Henry: The 4 Deacons Sharay Reed, TaRon Lockett & Isaiah Sharkey
The Cotton Club The Cotton Club All-Stars Big Band
Dizzy’s Monday Nights w. WBGO: Emilio Solla Tango Jazz Orchestra
Fat Cat Osso String Quartet ▲ Behn Gillece Group ▲ Afterhours w. Billy Kaye
The Iguana Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
The Jazz Standard Mingus Big Band
The Kitano Jam Session w. Iris Ornig
The Kitchen Tyshawn Sorey Sextet w. Sasha Berliner, Nick Dunston, Morgan Guerin, Lex Korten, Nathan Reising
The Kola House Glenn Crytzer Orchestra
Local 802 AFM Jam Session
Mezzrow Joy Brown, Sean Mason, Joe Cohn, Tyler Mitchell & Aaron Seeber▲ Pasquale Grasso
Smalls Josh Evans Quintet w. Giveton Gellin, Davis Whitfield, Corcoran Holt, Kush Abadey ▲ Lucas Pino Nonet w. Alex LoRe, Philip Dizack, Andrew Gaustaukas, Alex Wintz, Nick Finzer, Glenn Zaleski, Desmond White, Jimmy MacBride ▲ Afterhours Jam Session
Smoke Vincent Herring and the New Jam Session
Swing 46 Swingadelic
Village Vanguard Vanguard Orchestra
Zinc Bar Strings Attached feat. Jack Wilkins, Paul Bollenbeck, Ron Afif & Mark Whitfield
11th Street Bar Richard Clements/Murray Wall Band

brooklyn

Bar Lunatico Saul Rubin Trio
Bushwick Public House Federico Vinyas, Michaël Attias, Kenneth Jimenez, Milena Casado Fauquet ▲ Stephen Gauci, Sandy Ewen, Adam Lane, Kevin Shea ▲ Sara Schoenbeck/ Harris Eisenstadt ▲ Luke Schwartz, Kenneth Jimenez, Dayeon Seok ▲ Aaron Rubinstein, Chris Cretella, Drew Wesely ▲ Jason Candler, Brendan Burke, Bill Talen
Slope Lounge Lou Caputo Not So Big Band

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b there or b square 10/14/18

MONDAY OCTOBER 15

Arthur’s Tavern Grove Street Stompers feat. Joe Licari ▲ Amadou Gaye, A Royal Crime
Bar Next Door Ryan Hernandez Trio w. Paul Cuffari, Nick Dekens ▲ Gabrielle Stravelli Trio w. Saul Rubin, Pat O’Leary
Birdland Ice on the Hudson featuring: Rene Marie, Janis Siegel, Darius de Haas, Karen Oberlin ▲ David Oswalt’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band ▲ Jim Caruso’s Cast Party
Blue Note Cory Henry First Steps Band
The Cotton Club The Cotton Club All-Stars Big Band
Dizzy’s Juilliard Jazz Ensembles
Fat Cat Jarod Kashkin ▲ George Braith Group ▲ Afterhours w. Billy Kaye
The Iguana Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
The Jazz Standard Mingus Big Band
The Kitano Jam Session w. Iris Ornig
The Kola House Glenn Crytzer Orchestra
Local 802 AFM Jam Session
Mezzrow Alan Broadbent, Don Falzone & Billy Mintz ▲ Pasquale Grasso
Smalls Ari Hoenig Quartet ▲ Joe Farnsworth Trio ▲ Afterhours Jam Session
Smoke Vincent Herring and the New Jam Session
Swing 46 Swingadelic
Village Vanguard Vanguard Orchestra
Zinc Bar Ben Monder & Theo Bleckman Duo
11th Street Bar Richard Clements/Murray Wall Band

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b there or b square 10/8/18

MONDAY OCTOBER 8

Arthur’s Tavern Grove Street Stompers feat. Joe Licari ▲ Amadou Gaye, A Royal Crime
Bar Next Door  Jonah Udall Trio w. Noah Becker, Steve Williams ▲ Deborah Latz Trio w. Q Morrow, Ray Parker
Birdland Brian Newman & The New Alchemy Jazz Orchestra ▲ Jim Caruso’s Cast Party
Birdland Theater Randy Roberts
Blue Note Cory Henry First Steps Band
Cornelia St. Cafe Julia Henderson & Margarita Rovenskaya▲ Lee Tomboulian, Lauren Lee, Marty Elkins  Susan Tobocman, Mary Foster Conklin, John McMahon, Dorian Devins, Raphael D’Lugoff, Mark Tolleson, Ratzo Harris, Colin Hinton
The Cotton Club The Cotton Club All-Stars Big Band
Dizzy’s Monk Dreams, Hallucinations and Nightmares: Frank Carlberg Large Ensemble with Kirk Knuffke, John Carlson, Dave Smith, Thomas Heberer, Curtis Fowlkes, Brian Drye, Chris Washburne, Max Seigel, Adam Kolker, John O’Gallagher, Jeremy Udden, Brian Landrus, Hery Paz, Christine Correa, Dov Manski, Jerome Harris, Michael Sarin
Fat Cat Ben Paterson ▲ Ned Goold ▲ Afterhours w. Billy Kaye
The Iguana Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
The Jazz Standard Mingus Big Band
The Kitano Jam Session w. Iris Ornig
The Kola House Glenn Crytzer Orchestra
Le Poisson Rouge Marc Ribot’s Songs of Resistance w. Jay Rodriguez, Brad Jones, Ches Smith, Reinaldo de Jesus and guests Justin Vivian Bond, Ohene Cornelius, Domenica Fossati, Fay Victo
Local 802 AFM Jam Session
Nublu Christoph Irniger Pilgrim w. Stefan Aeby, Dave Gisler, Raffaele Bossard, Michi Stulz
Smalls Jonathan Michel Quartet ▲ Jonathan Barber Group▲ Afterhours Jam Session
Smoke Vincent Herring and the New Jam Session
The Stone Outspoken—The Music of The Legendary Hasaan: Brian Marsella Trio w. Christian McBride, Anwar Marshall
Swing 46 Swingadelic
Village Vanguard Vanguard Orchestra
Zinc BarGene Perla and Friends w. Petter Wettre, Oscar Williams, Nic Cacioppo
11th Street Bar Richard Clements/Murray Wall Band
55 Bar Mike Stern Trio w. Edmond Gilmore, Richie Morales

brooklyn

Bar Lunatico Brian Prunka w. Kenny Warren, John Murchison, Arthur Kell, Philip Mayer
Bushwick Public House Devin Brajha Waldman, Jarvis Earnshaw; Stephen Gauci, Sandy Ewen, Adam Lane, Kevin Shea ▲ Hampus Ohman Frolund, Sam Kulik, Michael Coleman ▲ Yoni Kretzmer, John Hébert, Billy Mintz ▲ Stephen Boeghold, Aaron Quinn, David Leon, Yuma Uesaka ▲ Jesse Cox/Sam Yulsman
The Slope Lounge Dan Pugach Nonet w. Philip Dizack, Sam Blakeslee, Jen Hinkle, Nino Wenger, Jeremy Powell, Andrew Gutauskas, Nicole Zuraitis, Jarrett Cherner, Leo Sherman

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b there or b square 9/30/18

MONDAY OCTOBER 1

Arthur’s Tavern Grove Street Stompers feat. Joe Licari ▲ Amadou Gaye, A Royal Crime
Bar Next Door David Leon Trio w. Sam Weber, Stephen Boegehold ▲ Nora McCarthy Trio w. Marvin Sewell, Gene Torres
Birdland Steve Ross ▲ Jim Caruso’s Cast Party
Birdland Theater Daniel LeClaire
Blue Note Cory Henry Solo
Cornelia St. Cafe Amram & Co. w. Kevin Twigg, Rene Hart, Elliot Peper, Jose Pacheco
The Cotton Club The Cotton Club All-Stars Big Band
Dizzy’s Moutin Factory Quintet w. Francois Moutin, Louis Moutin, Jean Michel Pilc, Christophe Monniot, Manu Codjia
Fat Cat Amit Chaterjee ▲ Televana ▲ Afterhours w. Billy Kaye
The Iguana Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
IridiumFrank Vignola Trio w. Vinny Raniolo, Gary Mazzaroppi and guest Janis Siegel
The Jazz Standard Mingus Big Band
The Kitano Jam Session w. Iris Ornig
The Kola House Glenn Crytzer Orchestra
Local 802 AFM Jam Session
Rockwood Music Hall Jim Campilongo Trio w. Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion
Smalls Alex Lore Quartet w. Glenn Zaleski, Desmond White, Allan Mednard ▲ Anthony Wonsey Quartet w. Jon Beshay, Dmitri Kolesnik, Chris Beck ▲ Afterhours Jam Session
Smoke Vincent Herring and the New Jam Session
Swing 46 Swingadelic
Village Vanguard Vanguard Orchestra
Zinc BarTony Purrone Trio w. Preston Murphy, Thierry Arpino
11th Street Bar Richard Clements/Murray Wall Band

brooklyn

Bar Lunatico Caroline Davis Trio w. Noah Garebedian, Mark Ferber
Bushwick Public House John Loggia, Daniel Carter, Aron Namenwirth, Zach Swanson▲ Stephen Gauci, Sandy Ewen, Adam Lane, Kevin Shea ▲ Joanna Mattrey, Nathaniel Morgan, Carlo Costa ▲ Jonathan Goldberger, Simon Jermyn, Mat Maneri, Gerald Cleaver ▲ Jeong Lim Yang, Santiago Leibson, Sam Ospovat ▲ Gocha Tsinadze/James Tweedle
The Slope LoungeJoshua Schneider Love Speaks Orchestra
Roulette Brandon Seabrook Trio w. Henry Fraser, Daniel Levin

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b there or b square 9/24/18

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 24

Arthur’s Tavern Grove Street Stompers feat. Joe Licari ▲ Amadou Gaye, A Royal Crime
Bar Next Door Ryan Hernandez Trio w. Paul Cuffari, Nick Deckens ▲ Christine Tobin Trio w. Saul Rubin, Mark Lewandowski
Birdland Scott Alan “Lifeline” ▲ Jim Caruso’s Cast Party
Blue Note Honoring The Legacy of McCoy Tyner: Eddie Palmieri and Friends
Cornelia St. Cafe No Soap in Wonderland: Joshua Fried & Jed Distler
The Cotton Club The Cotton Club All-Stars Big Band
Dizzy’s Orrin Evans & the Captain Black Big Band
Fat Cat Harold O’Neal ▲ Todd Herbert Group ▲ Afterhours w. Billy Kaye
The Iguana Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
The Jazz Standard Mingus Big Band
The Kitano Jam Session w. Iris Ornig
The Kola House Glenn Crytzer Orchestra
Local 802 AFM Jam Session
Rockwood Music Hall Jim Campilongo Trio w. Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion
Rue B Christian Cummings Trio
Smalls Ari Hoenig Trio ▲ Joel Frahm Trio w. Doug Weiss, Anthony Pinciotti ▲ Afterhours Jam Session
Smoke Vincent Herring and the New Jam Session
Swing 46 Swingadelic
Village Vanguard Vanguard Orchestra
11th Street Bar Richard Clements/Murray Wall Band

brooklyn

Bar Lunatico  Peter Hess Trio w. Matt Moran, Jeff Davis
Bushwick Public House Aron Namenwirth, Zach Swanson, Joe Hertenstein ▲ Stephen Gauci, Sandy Ewen, Adam Lane, Kevin Shea ▲ Lewis Porter Trio w. Lou Grassi ▲ Billy Mintz, Tony Malaby, Hilliard Greene, Roberta Piket ▲ Terrence McManus, Adam Hopkins, Dayeon Seok ▲  Elijah Shiffer, Jeff McLaughlin, Marty Kenney, Vicente Hansen
Roulette Konk Pack Trio: Roger Turner, Thomas Lehn, Tim Hodgkinson
Shapeshifter LabSigurd Hole solo ▲ Sigurd Hole Trio w. Håkon Aase, Jarle Vespestad

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b there or b square 9/17/18

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17

Arthur’s Tavern Grove Street Stompers feat. Joe Licari ▲ Amadou Gaye, A Royal Crime
Bar Next Door Ryan Hernandez Trio w. Stephen Pale, Hank Allen-Barfield  ▲ Perry Beekman Trio w. Steven Frieder, Lou Pappas
Birdland Natalie Douglas ▲ Jim Caruso’s Cast Party
Blue Note Honoring The Legacy of McCoy Tyner: Eddie Palmieri and Friends
Cornelia St. Cafe Hannah Reimann & Michele Temple
The Cotton Club The Cotton Club All-Stars Big Band
Dizzy’s Clockwise—The Music of Cedar Walton: Ben Markley Big Band with guest Terell Stafford
Fat Cat Osso String Quartet ▲ George Braith Group ▲ Afterhours w. Billy Kaye
The Iguana Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
The Iridium Ed Palermo Big Band
The Jazz Standard Mingus Big Band
The Kitano Jam Session w. Iris Ornig
The Kola House Glenn Crytzer Orchestra
Le Poisson Rouge Mary Halvorson & Bill Frisell ▲ Robbie Lee & Mary Halvorson
Local 802 AFM Jam Session
Rockwood Music Hall Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion
Rue B Seaton Hancock Trio
Smalls Corcoran Holt Quintet w. Stacy Dillard, Freddie Hendrix, Eric Lewis, McClenty Hunter ▲ Joe Farnsworth Trio w. Anthony Wonsey, John Webber ▲ Afterhours Jam Session
Smoke Vincent Herring and the New Jam Session
Swing 46 Swingadelic
Village Vanguard Vanguard Orchestra
Zinc Bar Frank Vignola Quartet w. John DiMartino, Dezron Douglas, Vince Cherico
11th Street Bar Richard Clements/Murray Wall Band

brooklyn

Bar Lunatico John Chin Trio
Bushwick Public House Rich Rosenthal Quartet ▲ Stephen Gauci, Sandy Ewen, Adam Lane, Kevin Shea ▲ Judi Silvano/Bruce Arnold ▲ Colin Hinton, Tony Malaby, Todd Neufeld, Eivind Opsvik ▲ Igor Lumpert Quartet ▲ John Baylies, Uran Kamper, Hanol Kim, David Baylies

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b there or b square 9/10/18

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 10

Arthur’s Tavern Grove Street Stompers feat. Joe Licari ▲ Amadou Gaye, A Royal Crime
Bar Next Door Lucas Kadish Trio ▲ Beat Kaestli Trio w. Loic Da Silva, Ben Stivers
Birdland Amanda McBroom w. Michele Brourman ▲ Jim Caruso’s Cast Party
Birdland Theater Jenn Colella & Chilina Kennedy “Call it Love”
Blue Note Lawrence – “Living Room” Album Release Week ▲ Victory
Cornelia St. Cafe Ensemble Fanaa Album Release: Daro Behroozi, Dan Kurfirst, John Murchison
The Cotton Club The Cotton Club All-Stars Big Band
Dizzy’s Zaccai Curtis Orkesta w. Luques Curtis, Jonathan Powell, JS Williams, Peter McEachern, Joe Beaty, Albert Rivera, Don Braden, Mitch Frohman, Camilo Molina, Reinaldo de Jesus, Shenel Johns
Fat Cat Erik Robert Jacobson ▲ Ned Goold Quartet ▲ Afterhours w. Billy Kaye
The Iguana Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
The Jazz Gallery Festival of New Trumpet Music: Beheld: David Adewumi, Adam O’Farrill, Davy Lazar, Dean Torrey, Kate Gentile; Nabaté Isles’ Eclectic Excursions with Stacy Dillard, David Gilmore, Adam Klipple, Ben Williams, Johnathan Blake, Jaimeo Brown and guest Alita Moses
The Jazz Standard Mingus Big Band
The Kitano Jam Session w. Iris Ornig
The Kola House Glenn Crytzer Orchestra
Local 802 AFM Jam Session
Mezzrow Joy Brown, Joe Cohn, Clovis Nicholas ▲ Afterhours w. Pasquale Grasso
Rockwood Music Hall Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion
Rue B Christian Cummings Trio
Smalls Jonathan Barber Quintet ▲ Joe Farnsworth Group ▲ Afterhours Jam Session
Smoke Bruce Williams and the New Jam Session w. Dave Kikoski, Chris Berger, Vince Ector
Swing 46 Swingadelic
Village Vanguard Vanguard Orchestra
Zinc Bar Lucia Jackson w. Ron Jackson, Yago Vazquez, Matt Clohesy, Corey Rawls and guests Daniel Garcia, Samuel Torres, Javier Sanchez, Frederika Krier
11th Street Bar Richard Clements/Murray Wall Band

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Bar Lunatico Jeong Lim Yang Quartet w. Oscar Noriega, Jacob Sacks, Gerald Cleaver
Bushwick Public House Kaelen Ghandi, Aaron Rubinstein, Kevin Murray ▲ Stephen Gauci, Sandy Ewen, Adam Lane, Kevin Shea▲ Welf Dorr Quartet ▲ Christof Knoche, Kirk Knuffke, Stomu Takeishi ▲ Axel Filip, Camila Niebla, Kenneth Jimenez ▲ Dave Miller, Daniel Carter, Tom Kotik, Robert Boston

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be there or be square 9/3/18

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 3

Arthur’s Tavern Grove Street Stompers feat. Joe Licari ▲ Amadou Gaye, A Royal Crime
Bar Next Door David Leon Trio w. Sam Weber, Stephen Boegehold ▲ Rose Ellis Trio w. Daan Kleijn, George Delancey
Birdland Clint Holmes ▲ Jim Caruso’s Cast Party
Blue Note Georger Coleman Quartet feat. Harold Mabern
Cornelia St. Cafe Our Band: Sasha Papernik, Justin Poindexter, Leon Boykin & Special Guest David Amram ▲ David Amram w. Kevin Twigg, Rene Hart, Elliot Peper, Jose Pacheco
The Cotton Club The Cotton Club All-Stars Big Band
Dizzy’s Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra
Fat Cat Jarod Kashkin ▲ Cesar Orozco Quintet ▲ Afterhours w. Billy Kaye
The Iguana Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
The Kitano Jam Session w. Iris Ornig
The Kola House Glenn Crytzer Orchestra
Local 802 AFM Jam Session
Mezzrow Pete Malinverni Trio w. Doug Weiss, Aaron Seeber ▲ Afterhours w. Pasquale Grasso
Rockwood Music Hall Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion
Rue B Seaton Hancock Trio
Smalls Ari Hoenig Trio w. Nitai Hershkovits, Or Baraket ▲ Palladium: Celebrating Wayne Shorter w. Giveton Gellin, Emilio Modeste, Julius Rodriguez, Neal Caine, Joel Ross, Joe Saylor ▲ Afterhours Jam Session
Smoke Bruce Harris w. Jerry Weldon, Marty Jaffe, Luca Santaniello
Swing 46 Swingadelic
Village Vanguard Vanguard Orchestra
11th Street Bar Richard Clements/Murray Wall Band

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Bar LunaticoParadox Trio: Matt Darriau, Brad Shepik, Seido Salifoski and guest Arthur Kell

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Michael Formanek Quartet at The Stone 5/5/18 (by Noah Berman)

PERSONNEL: Michael Formanek (bass), Ralph Alessi (trumpet), Tim Berne (alto saxophone), Ches Smith (drums, percussion)

SET LIST: A Fine Mess, Wobble and Spill, The Soul Goodbye (all by Formanek)

HIGHLIGHTS: The loud “THWACK” from Smith that marked the end of “A Fine Mess” was followed by such an efficient and seamless transition to “Wobble and Spill” that the first half of the concert felt like a long, multi-movement suite.

Closing his residency at The Stone, Michael Formanek assembled a new quartet lineup to present three compositions. Various subsets of the band have previously played together in working groups such as Berne’s Bloodcount and Snakeoil, the Drew Gress Quintet, and the Anthony Pirog Trio. This existing familiarity enabled the musicians to prioritize interaction and conversation over a more conventional soloist/accompanist dynamic, resulting in an open, evolving soundscape that highlighted the musicians near-telepathic improvising abilities.

Formanek began “A Fine Mess” with the only unaccompanied statement of the night. His kinetic playing set the stage for the next 30 minutes of music, which found the group improvising their way through two of his compositions. For the most part, these improvisations were trios featuring Formanek, Smith, and either Alessi or Berne, which were connected with full quartet moments. Smith used a range of devices to delineate sections and create movement, such as switching between sticks, mallets, and brushes, zeroing in on small subsets of his drum set, and playing a contrasting pulse in relation to Formanek. Following the seamless transition into “Wobble and Spill,” Alessi and Berne improvised as a duo, matching each others changes in register and density. Throughout the set, motivic development was a key factor in shaping the group sound.

“The Soul Goodbye” was focused on drone, space, and duo improvisations. Beginning with Formanek and Berne, a long crossfade gave way to a duet between Alessi and Smith on short, high percussive sounds. Formanek’s re-entry led to a rhythm section feature, with Smith switching to cymbals. The theme emerged following a droning crescendo, a short, noir-ish earworm that had members of the audience humming to themselves after the performance.

by Noah Berman

b there or b square 5/28/18

MONDAY MAY 28

Arthur’s Tavern Grove Street Stompers feat. Joe Licari ▲ Amadou Gaye, A Royal Crime
Bar Next Door Elijah Shiffer Trio w. Alec Goldfarb, Nick Jozwiak ▲ Rose Ellis Trio w. Alex Goodman, George DeLancey
Birdland The Donny Nova Band ▲ Jim Caruso’s Cast Party
Blue Note Wlodek Pawlik Trio feat. Randy Brecker
Caffe Vivaldi Open Mic Night
Cornelia St. Cafe New York Nightingales: Lena Dabrusin, Jen Delac, Jennifer Mergele, Yoonmi Choi, Leo Smith
The Cotton Club The Cotton Club All-Stars Big Band
Dizzy’s Will Calhoun with Buster Williams, Donald Vega, Troy Roberts, Eric Person
Fat Cat Harold O’Neal Piano Cinema Raw ▲ Alexi David’s Three or Four Shades of Mingus ▲ Afterhours w. Billy Kaye
The Iguana Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
Jazz Standard Mingus Big Band
The Kitano Jam Session w. Iris Ornig
The Kola House Glenn Crytzer Orchestra
Local 802 AFM Jam Session
Mezzrow Ed Howard & David Kikoski ▲ Afterhours w. Pasquale Grasso
Rockwood Music Hall Jim Campilongo Trio w. Chris Morrissey, Josh Dion
Rue B Mara Rosenblum Solo Piano “Monday Blues Series”  ▲Soul & Jazz Singers Jam Session feat Darnell Thomas
Smalls Ari Hoenig Trio ▲ Joe Farnsworth Quartet ▲ Afterhours Jam Session
Smoke Vincent Herring Quartet & The New Jam Session w. Benito Gonzalez, Yasushi Nakamura, Carl Allen
Swing 46 Swingadelic
Village Vanguard Vanguard Orchestra
Zinc Bar Strings Attached: Jack Wilkins, Vic Juris, Ron Affif, Mark Whitfield, Essiet Essiet, David F. Gibson and guest Chico Pinheiro
11th Street Bar Richard Clements/Murray Wall Band

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Bar Lunatico Jeff Lederer’s Shakers ’n Bakers w. Mary LaRose, Miles Griffith, Jamie Saft, Chris Lightcap, Allison Miller
Roulette Vision Festival—Jaimie Branch Fly or Die w. Anton Hatwich, Lester St. Louis, Chad Taylor ▲ Cooper-Moore solo ▲ Julie Ezelle Patton w. Ken Filiano, Nasheet Waits, Paul Van Curen ▲ Jemeel Moondoc New World Pygmies w. William Parker, Hamid Drake ▲ Oliver Lake Big Band w. Bruce Williams, James Stewart, Alex Harding, Darius Jones, Mike Lee, Adam O’Farrill, Freddie Hendrix, Nabate Isles, Greg Glassman, Aaron Johnson, Al Patterson, Terry Greene II, Robert Stringer, Yoichi Uzeki, Robert Sabin, Chris Beck
Sir D’s Lounge Alec Castro Octet

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Band of Bones at Zinc Bar, 5/15/18 (by Dan Lehner)

PERSONNEL: David Chamberlain (tenor trombone, flute, vocals), Mark Miller, Alex Jeun, Mark Patterson, Matt McDonald, Charley Gordon, Robert Edwards (tenor trombone, auxiliary percussion), Dale Turk, Max Seigel (bass trombone), Kenny Ascher (piano), Dick Sarpola (bass), Mike Campenni (drums), Chembo Corniel (percussion), Antoinette Montague (vocals), Mercedes Ellington (poetry)

SETLIST: “Band of Bones Blues” (Chamberlain), “Recado” (Djaima Ferrera/Luiz Antonio), “A Flower is a Lovesome Thing” (Billy Strayhorn), “All Too Soon” (Duke Ellington) “The Purple People and the Green People” (Duke Ellington/Chris Rinaman), “Miss Celie’s Blues (Sister)” (Quincy Jones/Rod Temperton), “Just a Closer Walk With Thee” (traditional)

HIGHLIGHTS: Mercedes Ellington (Duke’s granddaughter) read her grandfather’s “The Purple People and the Green People,” a parabolic poem that was an excerpt from “My People,” in tandem with a florid, storytelling musical accompaniment that ebbed and flowed with the moods of the piece.

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There’s a type of bandleader – defined not by genre but by general intuition – that knows how to use the trombone to its fullest extent. For Dave Chamberlain, there are two disparate but equally indispensable groups of people who belong in that category – the mambo and Latin jazz impresarios like Tito Puente and Eddie Palmeri and the big band royalty of composers like Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Absent the heterogeneous textures of trumpets and saxophones, Band of Bones carries on the legacy of groups like Slide Hampton’s World of Trombones where warm backgrounds and soaring melodies melt into each other, and BoB’s set at Zinc Bar (in celebration of their CD release) chose these two groups as catalysts to further carve out their role in that lineage.

BoB kept the Latin and straight-ahead sounds in a refreshing shuffle. The pithy “Band of Bones Blues,” a plunger-driven mission statement sung by Chamberlain, gave way to a spry rendition of “Recado,” featuring a brightly manic but dexterous solo by Alex Jeun and a rhythmically bouncy one from Dale Turk. Their version of Strayhorn’s “A Flower is a Lovesome Thing” managed to encompass both idioms, the delicate, forest-like dispersion of the melody giving way to a mambo deconstruction. Ellington’s slightly obscure “All Too Soon” was given a gorgeous arrangement by Max Seigel, marked by lush chords and a stereophonic volley between the flanking bass trombones.

The set’s centerpieces both painted the impression of an unseen genius working magic from beyond. Mercedes Ellington brought a theatrical flair to the proceedings by reciting her grandfather’s poem “The Green People and the Purple People,” a parabolic piece where Duke’s warnings of war and jealousy were set to an original, musically responsive score. On their rendition of Tito Puente’s classic “Picadillo,” Robert Edwards and Matt McDonald gave harmonically unpredictable solos full of original character, but everyone eventually bowed to the master Barry Rogers by playing a harmonized rendition of his iconic solo, a joyous but stern reminder of what the platonic ideal of Latin trombone playing is like.

Not to be too austere, Band of Bones brought out vocalist Antoinette Montague to close the set in a bluesy and vivacious way. Montague’s swoops and bends on The Color Purple’s “Miss Celie’s Blues” recalled the amicable soul of Dinah Washington, giving similar vocal treatment to “Just a Closer Walk With Thee.” Not to waste the obvious opportunity, the band stood up on the latter to give a hell of a second line, elevating the group energy to bring the set to a charming close.

by Dan Lehner

b there or b square 5/21/18

MONDAY MAY 21

Arthur’s Tavern Grove Street Stompers feat. Joe Licari ▲ Amadou Gaye, A Royal Crime
Bar Next Door Ryan Hernandez Trio w. Liany Mateo, Zach Adelman ▲ Elisabeth Lohninger Trio w. Michael Kanan, Pat O’Leary
Birdland KT Sullivan ▲ Jim Caruso’s Cast Party
Blue Note Brian Charette Quartet feat. George Coleman
Caffe Vivaldi Open Mic Night
Cornelia St. Cafe Chloe Perrier & Friends w. Sharik Hassan, Rodrigo Recabarren
The Cotton Club The Cotton Club All-Stars Big Band
Dizzy’s WBGO: Kenny Rampton’s Paradise Blue Suite feat. members of JLCO
Fat Cat Osso String Quartet ▲ George Braith Group ▲ Afterhours w. Billy Kaye
The Iguana Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
Jazz Standard Mingus Big Band
The Kitano Jam Session w. Iris Ornig
The Kola House Glenn Crytzer Orchestra
Local 802 AFM Jam Session
Mezzrow Jon Cowherd ▲ Afterhours w. Pasquale Grasso
Rockwood Music Hall Jim Campilongo/Luca Benedetti
Rue B Mara Rosenblum Solo Piano “Monday Blues Series”  ▲Soul & Jazz Singers Jam Session feat Darnell Thomas
Smalls Ari Hoenig Trio ▲ Jonathan Barber Quintet ▲ Afterhours Jam Session
Smoke Vincent Herring Quartet & The New Jam Session w. Dave Kikoski, Yasushi Nakamura, Carl Allen
Swing 46 Swingadelic
Tomi Jazz Wishing on Stars ▲ Kazuya Araki Duo
Village Vanguard Vanguard Orchestra
Zinc Bar Strings Attached: Jack Wilkins, Vic Juris, Ron Affif, Mark Whitfield, Essiet Essiet, David F. Gibson and guest Randy Johnston
11th Street Bar Richard Clements/Murray Wall Band

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Boudoir Tom & Lee (Tom Csatari + Levon Henry)
Bushwick Public House Xander Nayler, Elijah Shiffer, Nicholas Jozwiak, Raphael Pannier ▲ Stephen Gauci, Sandy Ewen, Adam Lane ▲ Aron Namenwirth, Welf Dorr, Charlie Sabatino, Joe Hertenstein ▲ Brian Groder, Mike Bisio, Jay Rosen; Billy Mintz Quartet ▲ Sam Day Harmet/Sana Nagano
Sir D’s Lounge Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra

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Harlem Stage  Annual Gala w. Terri Lyne Carrington Honoring Tamara Tunie, S. Epatha Merkeson, Matthew Whitaker

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b there or b square 5/14/18

MONDAY MAY 14

Arthur’s Tavern Grove Street Stompers feat. Joe Licari ▲ Amadou Gaye, A Royal Crime
Bar Next Door Luke Schwartz Trio w. Kells Nollenberger, Kyle McCarter ▲ Tammy Scheffer Trio w. Glenn Zaleski, Daniel Foose
Birdland Natalie Douglas Tributes: Ella ▲ Jim Caruso’s Cast Party
Blue Note Ron Carter Birthday Celebration
Caffe Vivaldi Open Mic Night
Cornelia St. Cafe Quartetto Tomassinni w. Patrisa Tomassini, Lorenza Ponce, Ina Paris, Nelly Rocha
The Cotton Club The Cotton Club All-Stars Big Band
Dizzy’s Javon Jackson’s Berklee Sextet
Fat Cat Jarod Kashkin ▲ Ned Goold Quartet ▲ Afterhours w. Billy Kaye
The Iguana Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
Jazz Standard Mingus Big Band
The Kitano Jam Session w. Iris Ornig
The Kola House Glenn Crytzer Orchestra
Local 802 AFM Jam Session
Mezzrow Russ Lossing & Cameron Brown ▲ Afterhours w. Pasquale Grasso
Rockwood Music Hall Ben Winkelman Trio w. Matt Clohesy, Pablo Bencid
Rue B Mara Rosenblum Solo Piano “Monday Blues Series”  ▲Soul & Jazz Singers Jam Session feat Darnell Thomas
Smalls Lucas Pino Nonet w. Philip Dizack, Alex LoRe, Nick Finzer, Andrew Gutauskas, Rafal Sarnecki, Miki Yamanaka, Desmond White, Jimmy Macbride ▲ Jonathan Michel Quintet w. Anthony Hervey, Zoe Obadia, Keith Brown, Anwar Marshall ▲ Afterhours Jam Session
Smoke Vincent Herring Quartet & The New Jam Session
Swing 46 Swingadelic
Tomi Jazz Andrew Licata ▲ Tomoko Yanagita
Village Vanguard Vanguard Orchestra
11th Street Bar Richard Clements/Murray Wall Band

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Bar Lunatico Carl Bartlett Jr. w. James Navan, Steve Wood, Hiroyuki Matsura
Bushwick Public HouseLior Milliger, Welf Dorr, Adam Lane, Jeremy Carlstedt ▲ Stephen Gauci, Sandy Ewen, Adam Lane ▲ Andrea Wolper/Lauren Lee ▲ Shawn Lovato, Todd Neufeld, Colin Hinton ▲ Michael Larocca, Tristan Pollack, Zac Jaffee, Aaron Rubenstein ▲ Rodrigo Recabarron/ Justin Wert
Shapeshifter Lab  B’s Bees: Julien Sandiford, Joe Ferracuti, Alec Safy, Brandon Goodwin
Sir D’s Lou Caputo Not So Big Band

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Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society at Dizzy’s 5/2/18 (by Dan Lehner)

PERSONNEL: Dave Pietro, Rob Wilkerson, Sam Sadigursky, John Ellis, Brian Landrus (saxes and reeds); Seneca Black, Sam Hoyt, Matt Holman, Josh Deutsch, David Smith (trumpets); Mike Fahie, Ryan Keberle, Kalia Vandever, Jennifer Wharton (trombones); Sebastian Noelle (guitar); Adam Birnbaum (piano); Matt Clohesy (bass); Jon Wikan (drums)

SET LIST: “Blowout Prevention,” “Chrysalis,” “Tensile Curves” (all by Darcy James Argue)

HIGHLIGHTS: Argue’s epic “Tensile Curves” embodied the spirit of Duke’s “Diminuendo in Blue” with 40 straight minutes of complex, slowly unfolding writing that never felt laborious.

Bob Brookmeyer is a landmark modernist whose music is rarely heard outside of Monday nights at the Village Vanguard. However, his influence can be found everywhere in big band sounds from Jim McNeely, John Hollenbeck, Maria Schneider, Ted Nash, and many others, perhaps especially in Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society.  It was nice to hear the Society honor one of its forebearers and unpack some of its own musical DNA at Jazz at Lincoln Center: both sets were stocked with original compositions that Argue explicitly says were, “inspired by my mentor, Bob Brookmeyer.”

The Brookmeyerian tactic Argue used to greatest effect was the equalized, episodic use of solos and solo sections. Liberated of the subservience of long tones, the rhythmic backgrounds of “Blowout Prevention” bobbed and reacted in an arresting volley against Mike Fahie’s sharp and contemplative solo. “Chrysalis,” a pretty and pained ballad, contained some of Brookmeyer’s lush and complex extrapolations of melody; dovetailing harmonies dispersed like droplets of water, swelling into grandiosity before being stripped of all accoutrements at the last minute.

All of that seemed like a warm-up for “Tensile Curves,” a 40-minute tribute to “Diminuendo in Blue” that decreased not in volume but in metric time. Once again background-as-foreground was used to usher in new sections and solos (featuring nimble rhythms from Kalia Vandever, acerbic Wheelerian melodies from David Smith and harmonically rich clusters from John Ellis), but the sheer range and scope of the piece was staggering – bright rollicking swing, doom metal open intervals, irregular clave rhythms and classical arpeggios all unraveling in a slow-motion math equation.

In an interview with Ben Ratliff in 2006, Brookmeyer said part of his modus operandi was to see how long he extend his musicals thoughts without breaking the relationship to the listener. In this regard, Argue’s works are undoubtedly a success.

— by Dan Lehner