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April 23 ‑ April 28

Aaron Parks – Piano

Thomas Morgan – Bass

Nasheet Waits – Drums

An expressive and insightful pianist, [Aaron Parks] has spent more than half his life in one or another sort of spotlight, and while he favors a spirit of expedition, he isn’t an obscurantist. His music seeks communion, often delving deep into familiar song form.
— New York Times
Monday Jazz Room


Every Monday Night

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


John Chudoba (lead trumpet), Brian Pareschi, Terell Stafford, Scott Wendholt

Dion Tucker (lead trombone)
Jason Jackson, Robert Edwards, Douglas Purviance (bass trombone)

Adam Birnbaum (piano)
David Wong (bass)
John Riley (drums)

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.

Photo by David Ellis


April 30 - May 5

Dayna Stephens – Saxophones

Jalen Baker – Vibes

Fabian Almazan – Piano

Larry Grenadier – Bass

Johnathan Blake – Drums

Blake's versatile recording background with jazz greats trumpeter Tom Harrell and pianist Kenny Barron, to name just two, has made an exciting drummer out of him always surprising and somewhat unconventional.
— All About Jazz
Donny McCaslin

Donny McCaslin

May 7 - May 12

Donny McCaslin – Saxophone

Gregoire Maret – Harmonica

Ben Monder – Guitar

Scott Colley – Bass

Johnathan Blake – Drums

For more than two decades, protean saxist and composer Donny McCaslin has relentlessly expanded his musical purview in a variety of ensemble settings: as a sideman, as the pilot of his own diverse groups and, more recently, as a collaborator on the late Bowie's final album, Blackstar. That investment in genres outside of jazz is visible on the tenorist’s recent work.
— Time Out New York

Kurt Rosenwinkel: The Next Step

May 14 - May 19

Kurt Rosenwinkel – Guitar

Mark Turner – Saxophone

Ben Street – Bass

Jeff Ballard – Drums

Among his generation of jazz musicians, Kurt Rosenwinkel has to be the most beloved guitarist. Chalk it up to his originality: He's set trends among his peers with ideas about harmony and form, and he's created an easily recognizable playing style on an instrument where individuality is rare in mainstream jazz.

David Murray Quartet

May 21 - May 26

David Murray – Saxophone

Marta Sanchez – Piano

Luke Stewart – Bass

Russell Carter – Drums

Though less conspicuous than he was a few decades ago—is there anyone who’s actually made their way through the relentless tsunami of recordings that Murray appeared on in the eighties and nineties?—the fire-breathing saxophonist and bass-clarinet player remains a force to be reckoned with.
— The New Yorker

Brad Mehldau Trios

May 28 - June 2

Tuesday, May 28 – Thursday, May 30

Brad Mehldau – Piano

Vicente Archer – Bass

Marcus – Drums

Friday, May 31 – Sunday, June 2

Brad Mehldau – Piano

Felix Moseholm – Bass

Joe Farnsworth – Drums

Mr. Mehldau — tracing connections, making digressions, but never quite forsaking the original framework — sounds both grounded and almost boundless
— New York Times


June 4-9 Renee Rosnes

June 11-16 Fred Hersch

June 18-23 Immanuel Wilkins

June 25-30 Terrell Stafford



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.
— Steinway.com