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Renee Rosnes Quartet

May 17 ‑ May 22

Renee Rosnes – Piano

Chris Potter – Saxophone

Peter Washington – Bass

Carl Allen – Drums

No rhythmic inflection went unexplored, harmonies within a tune kept changing, and the formal elements were simply signposts for the soloists…she’s a virtuoso.
— New York Times
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.

Kris Davis

May 24 - May 29

Kris Davis - Piano

Julian Lage - Guitar

Val Jeanty - Turntable/Electronics

Trevor Dunn - Bass

Terri Lyne Carrington - Drums

Since moving to New York in the early 2000s, the pianist Kris Davis has released close to an album a year under her own name, rarely with the same group twice, while also becoming one of the most trusted side musicians in avant-garde jazz. Her signature style, based in miniature gestures, has a peculiar appeal: Rarely does such serrated, asymmetrical music — often diced up into odd time signatures, or improvised freely — feel this fun to listen to.
— New York Times

Mike Rodriguez

May 31 - June 5

Mike Rodriguez - Trumpet

John Ellis - Saxophone

Gary Versace - Piano

Carlos Henriquez - Bass

Obed Calvaire - Drums

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Bassist, Linda May Han Oh




June 7 - 12 Linda May Han Oh

June 14 - 19 Mark Turner

June 21 - 26 Fred Hersch / Drew Gress / Joey Barron

June 28 - July 3  Ethan Iverson / Ben Street / Nasheet Waits

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