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Jon Cowherd: Mercy Project

January 31 ‑ February 5

Chris Potter – Saxophone

Steve Cardenas – Guitar

Jon Cowherd – Piano

John Patitucci – Bass

Brian Blade – Drums

TICKETS
Pianist/composer Jon Cowherd is known for employing a fluid language and sincere approach to the keyboard
— Jazz Trail
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.
Walter smith saxophone

Walter Smith III

February 7 - February 12

Walter Smith III - Saxophone

Matt Stevens - Guitar

Gerald Clayton - Piano

Harish Raghavan - Bass

Kendrick Scott - Drums

TICKETS
If you've put an ear to some of the most talked-about jazz bands of the last few years, you've likely heard saxophonist Walter Smith III. He's kept the tenor chair in the Ambrose Akinmusire quintet, the Terence Blanchard quintet and Eric Harland's Voyager band.
— NPR

Thad Jones and Mel Lewis Orchestra, ca 1966

Vanguard Jazz Orchestra: 57th Anniversary

February 14 - February 19

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
We'll keep it going until it tapers off...
— – Max Gordon to Mel Lewis, 1966

Joel Ross: Good Vibes

February 21 - February 26

Joe Ross - Vibraphone

Jeremy Corren - Piano

Kanoa Mendenhall - Bass

Jeremy Dutton - Drums

TICKETS
Studious and self-assured, with a casually debonair style and a warm but faraway air, the Chicago-born Mr. Ross, became ubiquitous on the scene over the last few years without forcing himself in, by virtue of his rhythmic distinction and his adaptive spirit.
— New York Times
John Zorn Portrait

John Zorn’s New Masada Quartet

3PM MATINEE ONLY

February 26 -

John Zorn - Saxophone

Julian Lage - Guitar

Jorge Roeder - Bass

Kenny Wollesen - Drums

TICKETS
Composer and saxophonist John Zorn is the creator and curator of a specific yet far-reaching strain of the musical avant-garde...He transcended comparisons to other improvising musicians long ago: Far better to draw lines from the quintessential Downtowner to, say, filmmakers Robert Altman and John Cassavetes, in his repeated use of a trusted, versatile troupe of his design. Or to Baroque composer Georg Philipp Telemann, for his laughably prolific output. Or to any number of artists who’ve expanded the parameters and function of ethnic tradition.
— Jazz Times
Joe lovano and Dave Douglas

Trumpeter, Dave Douglas and Saxophonist, Joe Lovano

COMING SOON!

February 28 - March 5 Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas: Sound Prints

with Lawrence Fields, Yasushi Nakamura, Rudy Royston

March 7 - 12 Ben Wendel Quintet

with Julian Lage, Larry Goldings, Harish Raghavan, Nate Wood

March 14 - 16 Brian Blade: Life Cycles Honoring Bobby Hutcherson 

with Jon Cowherd, Myron Walden, Monte Croft, Doug Weiss, John Hart, Rogerio Boccato

March 17-19 Brian Blade: The Fellowship Band

with Melvin Butler, Myron Walden, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Jon Cowherd, Roland Guerin

March 21 - 26 Mark Giuliana Quartet

with Jason Rigby, Shai Maestro, Chris Morrissey

March 28 - April 2  Joe Martin Quartet

with Mark Turner, Kevin Hays, Marcus Gilmore
 
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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.
— Jed Distler – Steinway.com