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Gerald Clayton

Gerald Clayton Trio

October 4 ‑ October 9

Gerald Clayton – Piano

Immanuel Wilkins – Saxophone

Joel Ross (Oct 5, 8, 9) – Vibes

Simon Moullier (Oct 4, 6, 7) – Vibes

*Now offering $30 advance tickets for David Virelles’s  10pm shows only (some exclusions apply). Offer expires 3pm ET on the day of show. Limited to availability, and no further discounts applicable. 
The ranks of young pianists are littered with technical virtuosos, but Clayton stands apart: He has touch, too. He's a warm and graceful player, with plenty of personal nuance; he would say that his style comes as much from gigging with West Coast bigwigs as from listening to a wide range of music.
Monday Jazz Room


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)

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.

Photos by John Rogers

Billy Hart Quartet

October 11 - October 16

Mark Turner - Saxophone

Ethan Iverson - Piano

Ben Street - Bass

Billy Hart - Drums

One of the leading drummers of his generation, Billy Hart continues to make jazz history with his quartet. Working with the phenomenally creative and talented pianist Ethan Iverson, saxophonist Mark Turner, and bassist Ben Street, Hart constantly seeks new territory, pushing the boundaries of post-bop and straight-ahead, of free jazz and composition, all the while embracing beauty and soulful communication. Turner’s rich, gorgeous tenor and Iverson’s exquisite technique combine to create a nearly infinite variety of textures and colors. Street and Hart have an uncanny connection that enables them to move effortlessly between swinging, tight grooves and sonic landscapes. Hart made an indelible mark on the jazz world in the ’60s and ’70s with his work with such jazz legends as Jimmy Smith, Wes Montgomery, McCoy Tyner, Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul, Eddie Harris, Marian McPartland, Stan Getz, Herbie Hancock, and Miles Davis. Less known is his earlier work with soul artists Otis Redding and Sam and Dave.

Fred Hersch


Oct 18 - 23 Fred Hersch Trio

with Drew Gress, Jochen Rückert

Oct 25 - 30 Ravi Coltrane 3+3

Dezron Douglas & Johnathan Blake [Oct 25-27] Gadi Lehavi & Éle Howell [Oct 28-30]

Nov 1 - 6 Ben Wendel

Nov 8-13 Donny McCaslin

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