Address: 212 East 52nd Street
City: New York
||"Ladies of Jazz" Feat. LaRita Gaskins
|| Tribute to Nancy Wilson, Roberta Flack & More
R&B singer-songwriter LaRita Gaskins is a DC native who's shared the stage with greats like Aretha Franklin, Rick James, Patti LaBelle, Debbie Harry and more. More recently, she's made the musical move into smooth jazz, and her latest project, the retro soul single "Funk in De Pocket," reflects that groove. For this show at Club Bonafide in New York, Gaskins pays tribute to jazz icons Nancy Wilson, Roberta Flack, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Phyllis Hyman.
||Nir Naaman Quartet
|| Praised for his “robust tone” (New Yorker) and “fresh” compositional style (Jazziz Magazine), Nir Naaman is a multifaceted Israeli Jazz saxophonist, composer and educator in New York. His debut album Independence (October 2014) was met with wide critical acclaim, described as “mature” (WBGO Radar), “enduring” and a “rare gem” (Jazziz Magazine). Nir has collaborated with leading artists in the US and abroad, including George Cables , Marcus Printup, Terri-Lyne Carrington and the late Eddie Marshall. A veteran of the Jazz scene in Israel, Nir has also appeared in noted festivals in Europe, Japan, and the U.S., including Ravinia and the international jazz festivals of Oviedo, Krakow, and Kobe. Nir has participated in high-profile residency programs such as Betty Carter Jazz Ahead at the Kennedy Center for the Arts and Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute. Nir has recently earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the New England Conservatory (2017). www.nirnaaman.com“Every once in a while, an album comes along that’s so fresh, genuinely unaffected and totally lacking in pretense that its appeal is both instant and enduring. Independence, the debut session as a leader by Israel-born saxophonist Nir Naaman, is such an outing.” - Mark Holston, Jazziz Magazine"Naaman, one of several fine transplanted Israeli jazz players who are currently enlivening the scene, is a no-nonsense saxophonist who displays his firm musicality and robust tone on his début album, Independence." – The New Yorker“For Saxophonist Nir Naaman, Jazz is a mansion with many rooms, and he sounds at home in all of them. His CD Independence, is a mature debut, with an assured tone all his own.” – Tim Wilkins, WBGO Radarhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNRrhO0dWY4
||Angel Ram : The Songs of Etta James & Angela Bofill
|| Filipino-American songstress Angel Ram pays tribute to jazz and R&B legends Etta James and Angela Bofill with this soulful show at New York's Club Bonafide. The late, great James is famed for her signature song, "At Last," but she's also known for tunes like "The Wallflower," "Tell Mama," "Something's Got a Hold on Me" and "I'd Rather Go Blind." Ram will also get the crowd grooving with hits from Bofill, who charted several singles in the '80s, including "Too Tough," "I Just Wanna Stop" and "I'm on Your Side."https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27BJXInhwis
||"The Best of Motown"
|| Soul Infinity Delivers The Best of Motown
Featuring some of New York City's finest musicians, the R&B tribute band Soul Infinity fuses blues, funk and soul to bring back the sweet sounds of the 1960s and '70s. The group is headed to New York's Club Bonafide for The Best of Motown, in which they'll showcase their skills on the artists of the legendary Detroit label. From Marvin Gaye to Al Green, Otis Redding to Bobby Womack, you'll hear all the hits that you know and love during this concert that will get you on your feet.
||Soul Infinity & Carla Scott : The Best of Motown
|| Featuring some of New York City's finest musicians, the R&B tribute band Soul Infinity fuses blues, funk and soul to bring back the sweet sounds of the 1960s and '70s. The group is headed to New York's Club Bonafide for The Best of Motown, in which they'll showcase their skills on the artists of the legendary Detroit label. From Marvin Gaye to Al Green, Otis Redding to Bobby Womack, you'll hear all the hits that you know and love during this concert that will get you on your feet.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4BZUHnbVJU
||Audrey Silver : Jazz Singer & Songwriter
|| Starting as a straight-ahead jazz singer who performed mostly standards, Audrey now also sings original works, contemporary pieces, and elegant French songs.She has been performing in the area for about 15 years at venues including previously at Club Bonadide, Jazz at Kitano, the Cornelia Street Café, 55 Bar, the Tanglewood Jazz Festival, and the JVC Jazz Festival. She also loves doing pro bono work and has performed in a number of institutional settings including senior centers and homeless sheltersAudrey’s recently released album, Very Early, reached #100 on the Jazz Week Chart, #10 on the RMR's top 50 jazz albums, and #11 on the CMJ chart. Locally, Jonathan Schwartz has played it. Also, it was in regular rotation on WBGO for several months earlier this year, and Michael Bourne featured Audrey and Very Early in a live interview last month on his WBGO show, . Audrey’s love for jazz was kindled in high school and has only grown with time. When she performs, she hopes her audience will experience the same beauty, fascination, and joy in the music that she does. www.audreysilver.com"[Audrey’s] voice is like pure sterling. Her phrasing is exquisite, her clarity and enunciation on par with the great Jo Stafford and her breath control—a talent so often, and so wrongfully, overlooked—rivals Sinatra’s” - Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes.com“[Silver’s]voice is an open invitation, an instrument of confession and creation that immediately transports you to someplace else…from her first utterances through her last words on Very Early.” - Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz https://youtu.be/-6UXG-net00
||Audrey Silver, Jazz Singer & Songwriter, Sings Jazz Standards, Original works, and Contemporary Pieces at Club Bonafide
||Audrey Silver, Jazz Singer & Songwriter, will be singing jazz standards, original works, and contemporary pieces.
She will perform with:
Audrey's recently released album, Very Early, hit #100 on the Jazz Week chart, peaked at #12 on the CMJ chart, and peaked on the RMR jazz chart at #10. Of note, earlier this year, it was in regular rotation on WBGO. As well, Michael Bourne featured Audrey and Very Early on his WBGO show, Singers Unlimited, in October.
Her next album, about half of the songs will be original, will be released in the first half of 2018.
Club Bonafide: (646) 918-6189
Audrey has been performing in the area for about 15 years at venues including previously at Club Bonafide, Jazz At Kitano, the Cornelia Street Café, 55 Bar, the Tanglewood Jazz Festival, and the JVC Jazz Festival. She also loves doing pro bono work and has performed in a number of institutional settings including senior centers and homeless shelters. Each time she performs, she brings to the stage her love for the music and a hope that she can help her audience experience the same beauty, fascination, and delight in the music that she does.
"There's immediate comfort in encountering Audrey Silver's music for the first time. Her voice is an open invitation, an instrument of confession and creation that immediately transports you to someplace else. That's evident from her first utterances through her last words on Very Early.” Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz
“….Silver engrosses with her tales….[a] talent worthy of being picked up by a major label.” Robert Rusch, Cadence Jazz Magazine
"Very Early, singer Audrey Silver’s third release is a pure delight. The combination of Silver’s warm and crystal clear vocals, an excellent song selection and fantastic musicianship makes this an outstanding recording.” Glenn Daniels, The Jazz Page
||Kevin Harris All-Stars (2 sets)
|| General Admission good for both sets at 10pm & 11:30pm. The Genesis of this all star tribute to John Coltrane, Johnny Hartman emanates from a conversation between renowned Saxophonist, Alex Foster and vocalist Kevin Harris. Their mutual love for the iconic record made by these two legendary jazz artists was the impetus behind forming a band worthy of performing this music with authenticity and reverence.First, find a great pianist. After many calls and possible collaborations, He settled on Mark Berman; a renowned pianist, composer and arranger, who has played and/or recorded with, the proverbial who's who of jazz, pop and rock: Aretha Franklin, Carole King, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Phoebe Snow, Leslie Gore, Gladys Knight, Wycliff Gordon, Hugh Jackman, Burt Bacharach, Chita Rivera, Richie Havens, and many others. He has also performed at Carnegie Hall, Radio City, The Blue Note, Birdland, Smalls, the Rainbow Room and Merkin Hall among other notable New York and international venues.Next, Kevin called the great Mike Clark,ke who gained worldwide recognition as one of America’s foremost jazz and funk drummers while playing with Herbie Hancock’s group in the early 1970s. Mike became known as a major innovator through his incisive playing on Hancock’s Thrust album, which garnered him an international cult following. While often referred to as the Tony Williams of funk, Mike considers himself a jazz drummer, and in fact has become one of the most vital to sit behind a set. He's performed with jazz greats such as Herbie Hancock, Chet Baker, Vince Guaraldi, Tony Bennett, Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, Eddie Henderson, Rob Dixon, Bobby Hutcherson, Woody Shaw, Donald Harrison, Larry Coryell, Jack Wilkins, Mike Wolff, Wallace Roney, Geri Allen, Billy Childs, James Genus, Bob Hurst, Chris Potter, Onaje Allan Gumbs, Bobby McFerrin, Al Jarreau, Dave Liebman, Nat Adderly, Oscar Brown Jr., Bill Doggett, Nicholas Payton, Christian McBride, Mose Allison, Maxine Brown, Gil Evans and his orchestra and many illuminating etceteras too numerous to list. Kevin then called his old friend Tony Garnier, both double bass and bass guitar, best known as an accompanist to Bob Dylan, with whom he has played since 1989. He is Dylan's longest-running sideman, and has sometimes been characterized as his "musical director" as well. In addition to his work with Dylan, Garnier has recorded with Tom Waits, Loudon Wainwright III, Paul Simon, Marc Ribot, Eric Andersen and Chris O'Connell, former female singer of Asleep at the Wheel, Western swing band with whom he also played and recorded from 1976 to 1978, and The Lounge Lizards. He also played with Robert Gordon in the early 1980s and Tout Le Monde. He was also a long-time sideman for David Johansen in his Buster Poindexter persona, and was also briefly a member of the Saturday Night Live house band.Due to Alex’ schedule conflicts, Kevin needed someone who shared his love for this music so he called on the great tenor saxophonist, Craig Handy, who from the time he arrived in New York at age 23 in 1986, was acknowledged as a musician with big, burly tenor sound, sharp wit, and above all, individuality. Over the next few years he would breath life into those accolades through a number of important associations: holding his own on the front line of legendary bebop drummer Roy Haynes' band, working with South African pianist Abdullah Ibrahim, and weaving sensuous obbligato behind Betty Carter on the kind of tunes most young artist are presumed not to understand.Kevin had his band of dedicated great musicians who loved this music and the tribute to the iconic collaboration of these artists was born.So who is Kevin Harris? Actor, Singer, Writer, Producer and Vocal Coach to the Stars, Kevin Harris has distinguished himself as one of the most versatile singers in music. Jazz ,Funk, Soul, Rock, Blues, Legit Broadway, or Negro Spirituals . Kevin has mastered them all over a 40 year career. Born in New York and raised in San Jose in the Bay Area, Kevin forged many close relationships and played with members of The Doobie Brothers , Loading Zone, Janis Joplin, Carlos Santana, The Legendary Headhunters, John Handy, Flora Purim and Airto as well as top Bay Area groups , Joy Of Cooking, Manteca, (which was a combo group of Mandrill and Azteca), members of Tower Of Power and Graham Central Station.His Jazz influences came from studying and working with Eddie Jefferson, Jon Hendricks, Esther Phillips, Rodney Franklin, Flora Purim, Art Blakey, Cedar Walton, Johnny Hartman, Grady Tate, Donald Harrison, John Handy and many more helped earn Kevin a respectedreputation.We hope as we continue to play and grow with this music , audiences will appreciate the depths of soul each artist brings to performing the music of John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman.
||Breaking the ICE : ICE High School Jazz Band & Subway Moon
|| Doors open at 3pm. ICE Music Dept. presents BREAKING THE ICE, a series of concerts performed by ICE high school students in the most famous New York City jazz clubs and rock venues. ICE (Institute for Collaborative Education) is a public school in the East Village. The students will perform arrangements of some of the most famous jazz standards and they will also perform original songs with eclectic influences from reggae to funk, from swing to hip-hop.There will be two performances by the ICE High School Jazz Band and Subway Moon.www.iceschoolnyc.org
||Lior Milliger Quartet
|| Lior Milliger - SaxophoneSantiago Leibson - PianoAlon Near - BassJuan Pablo Carletti - DrumsLior Milliger is an Israeli born musician, composer and saxophone player. He started his musical journey influenced by Israeli and Mediterranean rooted music, which brought him to record his debut album "Seven Songs." He continued his journey, expanded his compositions and improvisation technique while creating his own unique sound in the New-York jazz scene. Nowadays, Lior continues his musical search, collaborating with New York's top musicians, performing a varied and growing set of original compositions, in different jazz clubs in NYC. Located in Brooklyn, Lior recently recorded his latest project "Processing Statements" which will be released in spring 2018.www.liormilliger.comhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHqbp3dLdC0