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Monday Jazz Room

VANGUARD JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Every Monday Night

SAXOPHONES:
Dick Oatts (lead alto)
Billy Drewes (alto)
Rich Perry (tenor)
Ralph Lalama (tenor)
Gary Smulyan (bari)

TRUMPETS:
Nick Marchione (lead trumpet)
John Chudoba, Terell Stafford, Scott Wendholt

TROMBONES:
Marshall Gilkes (lead trombone)
Jason Jackson, Dion Tucker, Douglas Purviance (bass trombone)

RHYTHM SECTION:
Adam Birnbaum (piano)
David Wong (bass)
John Riley (drums)

TICKETS
The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra began its life as the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra in 1966.The world-famous Village Vanguard jazz club in New York City booked the newly formed band for three Monday nights that February. Those performances were wildly successful and the engagement was extended indefinitely. The Village Vanguard’s owner, Max Gordon, told Mel Lewis, “We’ll keep it going until it tapers off.” Over half a century and more than 2700 Monday nights later, it still hasn’t. The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra stands apart from all other modern ensembles of its kind and is still as strong and vital as ever.

COMING SOON!

kenny barron

Kenny Barron - Pianist

COMING SOON!

NOVEMBER 23-28 JASON MORAN & THE BANDWAGON

NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 5 CHRISTIAN McBRIDE & ‘INSIDE STRAIGHT'

DECEMBER 7-12 CHRISTIAN McBRIDE'S 'NEW JAWN'

DECEMBER 14-19 KENNY BARRON QUINTET

DECEMBER 21-26 KENNY BARRON TRIO + special guests

DECEMBER 28 - JANUARY 2 CHRIS POTTER QUARTET

TICKETS
Changes come and go in Manhattan’s West Village neighborhood, but the basement club occupying 178 Seventh Avenue South since 1935 remains a stable and revered New York City landmark. It’s been tweaked for upkeep over the years, but never to the point where you wouldn’t recognize it. 
— Jed Distler – Steinway.com

CHRISTIAN McBRIDE

December 7 - December 12

 

New Jawn

Christian McBride - Bass

Josh Evans - Trumpet

Marcus Strickland - Reeds

Nasheet Waits - Drums

TICKETS
The deep, dark-maple tone that Christian McBride elicits from an upright bass is one of jazz’s forthright pleasures, and so is the pleasure he seems to extract from it himself...He calls this band Inside Straight, applying the phrase as a badge of intent and maybe a deflective maneuver: He’ll brand this music as conventional before you ever have the chance. What that says about Mr. McBride is that he has his principles but sees the bigger picture.
— New York Times