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City: New York
||Piano Jazz Series: Andy LaVerne Trio
||?A highly gifted jazz pianist, bandleader and composer whose thoughtful playing is deeply rooted in bop.??All Music
Andy LaVerne brings his trio to the Zinc Bar for a splendid evening of jazz piano. He's supported by bassist Mike Richmond and drummer Jason Tiemann.
Jazz pianist, composer, and arranger Andy LaVerne studied at Juilliard, Berklee, and the New England Conservatory, and took private lessons from legendary jazz pianist Bill Evans. The list of musicians with whom LaVerne has worked reads like a Who's Who in jazz: Frank Sinatra, Stan Getz, Woody Herman, Dizzy Gillespie, Chick Corea, Lionel Hampton, Michael Brecker, Elvin Jones, and numerous others.A prolific recording artist, his projects as a leader number over 50, the most recent are Intuition, a duo with saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi (SteepleChase), and Epiphany, a collection of Andy?s newest compositions (ClaveBop).
Showtimes are at 7:30 pm & 9:00 pm. Tickets: $25 advance / $30 day of show. For more info call (212) 477-9462 or visit http://zincjazz.com.
|| It's fucking freezing outside and Krystyna and Wendi are here to warm you up with booze and belly laughs. Join them at Zinc Bar along with the funniest humans in the New York City Comedy scene for an evening of LOLing until your abs hurt. You'll also see some sweet, sweet sketch comedy and, shit, maybe even some music. Lucky fucks! We love the youth (not in an R. Kelly way) but you must be 21+ to attend this show!
||Guitar Masters Series: Rodney Jones Trio
||?Rodney Jones is a legend among musicians especially guitarists. He is worthy of the ears of any music listener.? ?George Benson
Acclaimed jazz guitarist Rodney Jones brings his formidable trio to Zinc jazz club. He's supported by bassist Lonnie Plaxico and drummer Ronnie Burrage.
Rodney started playing the guitar at age 6. He has recorded two records for the Blue Note label, ?The Undiscovered Few? and ?Soul Manifesto?. He has toured worldwide, performed and recorded with a who?s who of music including Dizzy Gillespie, James Brown, Lena Horne, Quincy Jones, Christian McBride, Stevie Wonder, Elvin Jones, Kenny Burrell, Stan Getz, and countless others. He was the house guitarist for the Apollo Theatre for 9 years, and the staff guitarist for the Rosie O?Donnell Show for 6 years. He has written commercials and has more than 125 compositions recorded. He recently scored a documentary film for PBS about African American GIs in WW2. He served as Musical Director/Producer for Lena Horne, Ruth Brown, Gloria Lynne, Ernestine Anderson, and others. He has been a professor of Jazz Guitar Studies at The Juilliard School for 12 years and at The Manhattan School of Music for more than 20 years and has conducted clinics and workshops worldwide.
Showtimes are at 7:30 pm & 9:00 pm. Tickets: $20. For more info call (212) 477-9462 or visit https://zincjazz.com.
||WHAT A SHOW!
|| Have you seen this lineup though? Jessica and Sarah team up again for a good one. Longer sets. $5 tickets. RSVP now.Can’t wait to see you!It’s also the amazing Sarah Vitti’s birthday—Ok fine it WAS but we are celebrating all month!Ramy YouseffRoy Wood Jr. Leah BonnemaParis SashayMike YardKerry CoddettIsabel Hogen Hosted by Caitlin Peluffo
||Boss Tenors Series: Craig Handy Quartet
|| “a careful, thoughtful improviser—expansive and precise.”—All About Jazz Acclaimed Tenor Saxophonist Craig Handy brings his formidable quartet to the Zinc jazz club on Tuesday, Feb 26. He's supported by pianist David Kikoski, bassist Barry Stephenson, and drummer Donald Edwards. Saxophonist Craig Handy began his career performing with jazz masters such as Art Blakey, Roy Haynes, Abdullah Ibrahim, and the Mingus Dynasty Band. By his late 20s, Handy was already known for his technical mastery and prodigious post-bop talent, as well as the versatility demonstrated by performing with vocalists like Betty Carter and Dee Dee Bridgewater. Handy has since toured and performed with numerous jazz masters, including Herbie Hancock, Cedar Walton, Wynton Marsalis, and The Cookers. Handy now leads a new project entitled Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith, drawing on New Orleans music and the groove-filled re-imaginings of originals and standards by the late, great organist Jimmy Smith. Showtimes are at 7:30 pm & 9 pm. Tickets: $25 advance / $30 day of show. For more info call (212) 477-9462 or visit http://zincjazz.com.
||Lars Haake Quintet
|| Tracing the powerful musical impact of saxophone icons Kenny Garrett and Branford Marsalis, the Lars Haake Quintet brings a fresh take on contemporary bop to the stage of Zinc Bar. From high energy combustions to sensitive dark ballads, the music draws in the audience with intensity and intimacy.
German-born alto- and soprano saxophonist Lars Haake, who has appeared and recorded amongst others with the greats Kenwood Dennard, Hiram Bullock, and James Genus, studied saxophone with Vincent Herring and Bill Evans.
Tonight he presents music from his upcoming album ” Next” and features an all-star band:
Lars Haake, alto and soprano sax
Josh Evans, trumpet
Benito Gonzalez, piano
James Genus, bass
McClenty Hunter, drums
Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
Tickets: 20 dollars
||Dangerous Rhythms: A Tribute to Andy Gonzalez ft. Luques Curtis
||Best selling author T.J. English (The Westies, Havana Nocturne) curates a series of the best in contemporary Latin Jazz.
The series continues with a tribute to the influential bassist Andy Gonzalez ft. Luques Curtis.
Luques Curtis was born 1983 in Hartford, CT. After having formal training on piano and percussion, he found himself wanting to play the bass. Luques studied at the Greater Hartford Academy of Performing Arts, Artist Collective, and Guakia with Dave Santoro, Volcan Orham, Nat Reeves, Paul Brown, and others. While attending high school, he was also very fortunate to study the Afro-Caribbean genre with bass greats Andy Gonzalez and Joe Santiago. With his talent and hard work, he earned a full scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College Of Music in Boston. There he studied with John Lockwood and Ron Mahdi. While in Boston he was also able to work with great musicians such as Gary Burton, Ralph Peterson, Donald Harrison, Christian Scott, and Francisco Mela.
Now living in the New York area, Mr. Curtis has been performing worldwide with Eddie Palmieri, Brian Lynch, Ralph Peterson, Christian Scott, Sean Jones, Orrin Evans, Albert Rivera, and others. He is the recent recipient of the 2016 Down Beat Rising Star Bassist on the Critics Poll. He also co-owns a record label called Truth Revolution Records. Along side his brother, they have four releases under "Curtis Brothers", the most recent being "Syzygy". Luques was also part of Brian Lynch's Grammy-winning CD "Simpatico" and his Grammy-nominated "Madera Latino" as well as Christian Scott's Grammy-nominated CD "Rewind That". He also produced Grammy-nominated "Entre Colegas" by Andy Gonzalez. You can hear him on Eddie Palmieri's "Sabiduria"; Gary Burton "Next Generations"; Dave Valentin "Come Fly With Me"; Sean Jones "Roots","Kaleidoscope",and "The Search Within"; Albert Rivera's CD "Re-Introduction"; Etienne Charles' CD "Folklore"; Orrin Evans' CD "Faith In Action". As a sideman, Luques Curtis has participa
||Memo Acevedo’s Manhattan Bridges Orchestra
|| Memo Acevedo‘s Manhattan Bridges Orchestra
One thing drives the father and daughter team of Memo and Jacquelene Acevedo… their love and passion for the music they do!
Desiring to have the freedom element in their art, they refuse to be labeled by being opened to experiment with the fusion of Be-Bop lines and Jazz harmonies, mixed with Latin American rhythms from Brazil, Cuba, and Colombia.
Their band, The Manhattan Bridges Orchestra (10-piece) holds a residency doing the First Friday at the club and it has been described by critics as “a powerhouse”!
Drummer/percussionist, Memo Acevedo is the recipient of numerous awards in the music industry as a performer, leader, educator, and author. Jacquelene, an upcoming percussion star, has (in a short time career) received a Latin Grammy Award, toured and recorded two CDs with trumpet stalwart, Jeremy Pelt and currently touring with Nicholas Payton, among numerous bands. Together, they hold a monthly residency at New York City’s legendary Jazz/World venue, The Zinc Bar.
Shows Start at 8 PM & 10:30 PM. Cover $20 at the door
||Boss Tenors Series: Eric Alexander Quartet
|| “One of the best saxophonists of his generation.”
—Ken Dryden, AllMusic
Acclaimed Tenor Saxophonist Eric Alexander brings his formidable quartet to Zinc. He’s supported by pianist Mike LeDonne, bassist John Webber and drummer Joe Farnsworth.
Boasting a warm, finely burnished tone and a robust melodic and harmonic imagination, tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander has been exploring new musical worlds from the outset. He started out on the piano as a six-year-old, took up the clarinet at nine, switched to alto sax when he was 12, and converted to tenor when jazz became his obsession during his one year at the University of Indiana, Bloomington (1986-87). At William Paterson College in New Jersey, he advanced his studies under the tutelage of Harold Mabern, Joe Lovano, Rufus Reid, and others. “The people I listened to in college are still the cats that are influencing me today,” says Alexander. “Monk, Dizzy, Sonny Stitt, Clifford Brown, Sonny Rollins, Jackie McLean, Joe Henderson–the legacy left by Bird and all the bebop pioneers, that language and that feel, that’s the bread and butter of everything I do. George Coleman remains a big influence because of his very hip harmonic approach, and I’m still listening to Coltrane all the time because I feel that even in the wildest moments of his mid- to late-Sixties solos I can find these little kernels of melodic information and find ways to employ them in my own playing.”
During the 1990s, after placing second behind Joshua Redman in the 1991 Thelonious Monk International Saxophone Competition, Alexander threw himself into the whirlwind life of a professional jazz musician. He played with organ trios on the South Side of Chicago, made his recording debut in 1991 with Charles Earland on Muse Records, and cut his first album as a leader in 1992 (Straight Up for Delmark). More recordings followed for numerous labels, including Milestone and others, leading to 1997’s Man with a Horn; the 1998 collaborative quartet session with George Mraz, John Hicks, and Idris Muhammad, Solid!; and, that same year, the first recording by One For All, Alexander’s ongoing band with Jim Rotondi, Steve Davis, Joe Farnsworth, Peter Washington, and Dave Hazeltine.
Showtimes are at 7:30 pm & 9:00 pm. Tickets: $25 advance / $30 day of show. For more info call (212) 477-9462.
||Guitar Masters Series: Ron Affif Trio
||"a tough, intensely rhythmic player." ?The New York Times
Acclaimed jazz guitarist Ron Affif brings his formidable trio to Zinc jazz club on Monday, March 4. He's supported by bassist Ricky Rodriguez and drummer Mark Ferber.
Ron Affif has gained a reputation for his personal approach to jazz, playing with a muscular realism as he looks for new expression in tunes from the Great American Songbook.
The nephew of guitarist Ron Anthony (who played with George Shearing and Frank Sinatra), Ron Affif received his first guitar lesson from his uncle when he was 12. After high school, he moved to Los Angeles in 1984, playing with Dick Berk, Dave Pike, Pete Christlieb, and Jack Sheldon and recording a quartet date for the R.A. Records label in 1987. Two years later, he moved to New York and has since worked mostly as a leader. Affif, an excellent bop-based guitarist whose style was influenced a bit by Joe Pass and George Benson (both of whom in turn enjoyed his playing), has recorded several impressive albums for Pablo.
Showtimes are at 7:30 pm & 9:00 pm. Tickets: $20. For more info call (212) 477-9462 or visit https://zincjazz.com.