ALL SHOW TIMES: 7:30 & 9:30 PM – Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. respectively.
Jazz Standard is located at 116 East 27th Street between Lexington and Park Avenues Train No. 6 to East 28th Street.
NEVER A MINIMUM – Student Discounts restrictions apply – Enjoy “NYC’s Best Barbecue” (Time Out New York) from BLUE SMOKE And an extensive wine, beer and cocktail list.
For reservations call Jazz Standard at 212.576.2232 or visit www.ticketweb.com
Artists and schedules are subject to change
3/3 – 3/6 ALFREDO RODRIGUEZ TRIO with special guest GANAVYA DORAISWAMY CD Release – Alfredo Rodriguez – piano Peter Slavov – bass Henry Cole – drums Ganavya Doraiswamy – voice
Since his discovery by Quincy Jones at the 2006 Montreux Jazz Festival, Alfredo Rodriguez has developed “an elegant yet explosive technique and command for an array of musical idioms,” says Los Angeles Times. The pianist’s music reflects the influence of keyboard legends like Keith Jarrett, Thelonious Monk, and Art Tatum as well the rigorous classical training of his native Havana. Rodri?guez was nominated for a 2015 GRAMMY Award in the category of Best Arrangement (Instrumental for A Cappella) for the track “Guantanamera,” from his latest album The Invasion Parade. “He explores, celebrates and reinvents the music of the Cuba he left behind in 2009, creating his own vibrant musical remembrance.” (Hot House Jazz) This special engagement features the intoxicating voice of Ganavya Doraiswamy. Music Charge: $30
3/17 – 3/20 VINICIUS CANTUARIA QUINTET – Vinicius Cantuaria – guitar, vocals Helio Alves – piano Paul Socolow – bass Adriano Santos – drums Dende – percussion
Writing in The Guardian in 2014, John L. Walters declared: “Vinicius Cantuaria is the doyen of Brazilian singer-songwriters – more melodic than Caetano Veloso, more consistent than Gilberto Gil and with more talent than Max de Castro, Otto and Patricia Marx put together. If more people covered his songs, we’d be talking about him as the new Tom Jobim.” An entrancing solo performer, Cantuaria is a bossa nova poet who accompanies his light, Joa?o Gilberto–like vocals with caressing guitar work and gorgeous melodies. He has led a prolific recording career, having released more than a dozen albums as a leader since the early 1980s. Along the way, he has collaborated with cutting–edge performers such as David Byrne, Laurie Anderson, Brian Eno, Brad Mehldau, and Jenny Scheinman, to name but a few. Music Charge: $30
3/24 – 3/27 GUILLERMO KLEIN Y LOS GUACHOS CD Release – Guillermo Klein – piano, vocals & compositions Richard Nant – percussion & trumpet Diego Urcola – trumpet, valve trombone Taylor Haskins – trumpet Sandro Tomasi – trombone Chris Cheek – soprano, tenor & baritone saxophones Bill McHenry – tenor & soprano saxophones Miguel Zeno?n – alto saxophone & flute Ben Monder – guitar Fernando Huergo – electric bass Jochen Rueckert – drums
In The New York Times review of Guillermo Klein’s 2009 CD Una Nave, Ben Ratliff wrote: “His jazz, if you want to call it that, is built from the ground up, starting with ideas about instrumentation, then rhythm, then harmony, then gesture. In one of his large ensemble sets, there could be brass choirs, Cuban rhythm, fugue–like passages, talking, whistling, mechanical repetitions over a groove, and bits of aerated rock.” The story of Guillermo Klein y Los Guachos began at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where Klein studied composition and piano during the early 1990s. There, he met a number of sympathetic musicians with whom he created this large ensemble, which continued to perform periodically following his move to New York City. Today, the members of Los Guachos have been working together for more than 20 years, have become some of the most in demand musicians in the world, and have developed a familial spirit of camaraderie – more hermanos than band mates. “There’s a lot of care from the band on every note and I like the sound very much,” says Guillermo Klein. “We’ve been playing for over 20 years now and I can feel that.” This tight-knit group comes together for a special weekend engagement to celebrate the release of their newest album, GVachos, on Sunnyside records. Music Charge: $30