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May 23 ‑ May 28

Joe Lovano – Saxophones

Jakob Bro – Guitar

Larry Grenadier – Double Bass

Thomas Morgan – Double Bass

Anders Christensen – Electric Bass

Jorge Rossy – Drums

Joey Baron – Drums

Bro’s music is not about flash and bravura; it subtly floats through quiet details, creating sound paintings of depth, warmth and beauty...As a leader, Bro clearly enjoys being part of an ensemble where the music and compositions shine.
— Downbeat
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.


May 30 - June 4

Ambrose Akinmusire - Trumpet

Fabian Almazan - Piano

Joe Sanders - Bass

Marcus Gilmore - Drums

...Akinmusire is one of the most acclaimed jazz artists of his generation, a trumpeter of deep expressive resources and a composer of kaleidoscopic vision.

Kurt Elling


June 6 - 11 Kurt Elling with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

June 13 - 18 Fred Hersch / Drew Gress / Johnathan Blake

June 20 - 25 George Cables

with Essiet Essiet & Jerome Jennings

June 27 - July 2 Kurt Rosenwinkel 

with Aidan McKeon, Joe Block, Alex Claffy, Joe Farnsworth  
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