||Boss Tenors Series: Jerry Bergonzi Quartet
||?One of America?s premier living tenor saxophonists.??Jazz TImes
Acclaimed Tenor Saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi brings his formidable quartet to the Zinc Bar on Wednesday, May 23. He's supported by pianist Bruce Barth, bassist Gene Perla and drummer Victor Lewis.
Showtimes are at 8 pm & 10 pm. Tickets: $20 advance / $25 day of show. For more info call (212) 477-9462 or visit http://zincbar.com.
||Boss Tenors Series: Jerry Bergonzi Quartet
|| “One of America’s premier living tenor saxophonists.”—Jazz TImes Acclaimed Tenor Saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi brings his formidable quartet to the Zinc Bar on Wednesday, May 23. He's supported by pianist Bruce Barth, bassist Gene Perla and drummer Victor Lewis. Showtimes are at 8 pm & 10 pm. Tickets: $20 advance / $25 day of show. For more info call (212) 477-9462 or visit http://zincbar.com.
||Román Díaz & Rumba Habanera+ Danys "la Mora" Perez & The Oyu Oro Dance Company
|| Román Díaz & Rumba Habanera + Danys "la Mora" Perez & The Oyu Oro Dance Company
Havana Meets Santiago de Cuba in an explosive collaboration
SUPER RUMBA ~
with special guest artists DIRECT FROM SANTIAGO DE CUBA Maikel Castellanos • Elvis Ferrera • Alexander La Rosa • Elieser Mendoza
ONE NIGHT ONLY
Two titans of Cuban AfroCuban folklore, master drummer Román Díaz and choreographer Danys "la Mora" Perez, join forces to create a Super Rumba that unites the traditions of Havana and Santiago de Cuba. "La Mora" an internationally known dancer and choreographer who came out of the legendary Ballet Folklórico Cutumba in Santiago de Cuba, now directs her celebrated folkloric dance company Oyu Oro that she maintains in Santiago and in New York. Román Díaz, who has been leading the nine piece ensemble Rumba Habanera on Thursdays at Zinc Bar since 2013, came to fame as a member of the world-renown folkloric ensemble Yoruba Andabo. In their performance at Zinc Bar, Díaz and "La Mora", will be exploring the myriad variations in the nexus of ritual drumming, dance and call-and-response singing that is Cuban rumba.
The rumba came to the Caribbean from West Africa, and was handed down from generation to generation in secret societies in Cuba. It's a living repository of the Yoruba, Congo and Abakuá cultures: invocatory, potent and seductive.
That seductive, potent atmosphere might explain why Román's rumba at Zinc Bar keeps attracting la crème de la crème of musicians - from famous percussionists (Francisco Mela, Nicky Marrero, Mark Quinones and Samuel Torres) to jazz pianists (George Burton, Aruan Ortiz, David Virelles and Axel Laugart). The famous New Orleans jazz saxophonist Donald Harrison, sits in - and fits in - on almost every trip he makes to New York. Sometimes a superstar of Latin pop will show up - Ruben Blades came by recently - and there are frequent visits from a Hollywood movie star (going under the radar in baseball cap & sweats).
At first glance, the improvisation of the Rumba might seem to resemble a jam session - but Rumba is invocatory and ceremonial in a way that jazz no longer is. The Rumba’s improvisation occurs within a ritual of call and response between the performers themselves and the performers and their audience. It's about giving and receiving - a communion that transforms the alleyway and the tenement courtyard into a sacred space. To see the Rumba performed is to look into the womb of Afro-Antillean music; Rumba is the source, where it all comes from: the jam session, and jazz itself.
produced by Jazz at the Crossroads
||The Livio Almeida Brazilian Dectet
Livio Almeida (Arturo O'Farrill, Eco Music big band) brings his 10 piece band dedicated to Brazilian music. With a great line-up and fresh arrangements, as well as original compositions, this group is a pioneer large ensemble dedicated to the Brazilian music in the NYC.
Saxes- Livio Almeida (ts) Dan Glaude(as) Peter Sparacinno(bs)
Trumpets: Jonathan Saraga, TBA
Trombones: Nick Grinder, Jesus Viramontes
Piano: Helio Alves
Bass: Eduardo Belo
Drums: Denis Bulhoes
||Monika Oliveira & The Brazilians
Monika Oliveira is a singer/songwriter, a native of Rio de Janeiro, living and performing in the United States. She is a fresh and exciting vocal presence on the Brazilian music scene today in New York. Monika's voice enchants and entrances through her innate rhythmic feel and phrasing. She has performed in many venues throughout the city including the famous Madison Square Garden. She combines her love of Brazil's musical heritage and her love of Jazz into a sultry variation on both - Brazilian Jazz that is at once moving and rhythmic, pure and passionate.
Monika Oliveira, and her band, The Brazilians, will transport you to Brazil. She is currently performing “The MPB (Popular Brazilian Music) Show”, a musical experience that incorporates popular regional styles of Brazilian music like Baião, Bossa, Maracatu and Samba with the sophistication of Jazz and the attitude of Rock and Roll.
Her positive high-energy stage presence, along with her talented band, are infectious and she engages her audience to join her on the dance floor for some Bossa Nova to hip shaking Samba. It’s obvious that Monika Oliveira loves her music and once you meet her you will love her too.
||Tango Night Featuring The Zinc Tango Trio
|| Come listen, watch or dance to the mystifying sounds of tango played live by the Argentine masters of this enchanting & mysterious music.
Milonga is interwoven with recorded music through out the night. A night of listening, dancing, & romancing! Bar open at 5pm for cocktails & Malbec
NO Class tonight! 9pm, 10pm & 11pm The Enigma Tango Trio plays live with milonga through out the night
||Blue After Dark
|| We are proud to announce the 5-year relaunch of Revive's weekly session on Tuesday nights at Zinc Bar. Blue After Dark (formally The Evolution Jam Session) will feature low key jazz DJ sets with a live set/jam session performances. So block out your Tuesday evenings and join us as we re-introduce a NYC classic. 11pm-3am Every Tuesday Night.
||Dangerous Rhythms: T.J. English and his Latin Jazz Explosion
||Best selling author T.J. English (The Westies, Havana Nocturne) curates a series of the best in contemporary Latin Jazz to celebrate the launch of his latest book The Corporation: An Epic Story of the Cuban American Underworld.
The series continues with Master Cuban guitarist Jorge Chicoy & his Quintet.
Showtimes are at 7 pm & 8:30 pm. Tickets: $20 advance / $25 day of show. For more info call (212) 477-9462 or visit http://zincbar.com.
|| Every month, Krystyna Hutchinson and Wendi Starling bring you the weirdest in variety and the very best in stand up comedy. LINEUP (so far): CHRIS SCOPO and MORE*** ***who the fuck is 'more'??? DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT! This show is always lit and always sells out so trust the most fun bitches you know, get your tix asap and come party. xoxo
||Emily Braden and her an all-star jazz band
|| Emily Braden and an all-star band:
"WINNER OF NEW YORK CITY'S 'BEST OF THE BEST' JAZZMOBILE VOCAL COMPETITION"
"BRADEN IS A MASTER VOCALIST AND MAGNETIC PERFORMER. HER MUSIC SUITS EVERY MOOD AND RANGES FROM SOULFUL TO SASSY. ONE OF THE GREAT NEW VOICES IN HARLEM!"
- J.J. El-Far, Creative Director of the Harlem Arts Fest "EMILY BRADEN POSSESSES ALL THE QUALITIES THAT PRECEDES THE RISING OF A NEW STAR. I'M SO PLEASED TO HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO WITNESS HER TALENT AT THIS POINT ON HER PATH TO GLOBAL RECOGNITION AS A GREAT JAZZ VOCALIST."
- Dr. Dee Daniels, Jazz vocalist, artistic director of the DeMiero Jazz Fest (WA), vocal clinician, mentor, composer
Noah Jackson: Bass, Cedric Easton: Drums, Mike King: Piano, Shareef Clayton: Trumpet