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  • 07
    07.August.Monday

    JORDAN YOUNG TRIO

    8:00 pm-11:00 pm
    2017.08.07
    277 Church St, NY, United States
    277 Church St, New York, NY, United States

    Drummer Jordan Young shines his light with his new record, Jazz Jukebox (Posi-Tone, 2016). The album features Brian Charette on organ, Matt Chertkoff on guitar, and Nick Hempton on sax. In recent years, Young has had steady weekly gigs at New York’s Authentic Bar B Flat, which the group has honed their sound. While rooted in the jazz tradition, the musicians come together to form and create a modern organ group sound. Their range of influences creates a deep and di- verse musical palette that is naturally inspired by classic 1960s organists such as Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff, Larry Young and Melvin Rhyne, to name a few. Influences from non jazz artists such as the Beatles, Jim Croce, and 70’s TV composer Charles Fox contribute to the creation of a sound on this album that is well-rounded and appealing to many diverse audiences.

    Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1978, music was always a continuous presence in Young’s upbringing. His earliest musical influences came from his mother’s vast record collection and the music all around him. He began to play drums at age ten, immediately falling in love with the instrument. As soon as he was good enough, he started playing in local rock, punk and heavy metal bands. His first experience playing jazz was in his high school jazz band, where he was first chair all four years. His exposure to a variety of styles at an early age helped him to become the versatile and creative musician he is today.

    Young attended the Jazz Studies Program at The University of Michigan, and attended many jam sessions in the Metro-Detroit Area, which led to gigs with Detroit jazz legends Donald Walden, Marcus Belgrave, Teddy Harris, Jr., James Carter, and Rodney Whitaker. Meanwhile, at the U of M, Young was taken under the wing of world-renowned drummer and composer, Gerald Cleaver. Studying with Cleaver, Young really began to dig deep into world of jazz drumming, absorbing him- self in the music of master drummers like Art Blakey, Jimmy Cobb, and “Philly” Joe Jones.

    Young moved to New York City and has been an active part of the NYC jazz scene, studying with world class educator John Riley, and earning his masters from Manhattan School of Music. Young has two previous albums (Jordan Young Group in 2010 and Cymbal Melodies in 2012) that were very well received by the jazz press. Recently, Young has been a member of Juilliard Artist jazz en- semble, and has taken part in the prestigious Artist Diploma program at The Juilliard School, which travels the world representing the school. It was here where he began to learn under the tutelage of the great Wynton Marsalis. In late 2015, Young did a U.S. Embassy state tour with vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli through the organization called “American Voices,” which included international shows and clinics in Moldova, Azerbaijan, Slovania and Malta.

    Young maintains an active private teaching studio in Brooklyn, NY, and continues to travel the world as a bandleader and sideman. today.

  • 09
    09.August.Wednesday

    Nick Hempton Trio

    8:30 pm-11:30 pm
    2017.08.09
    277 Church St, NY, United States
    277 Church St, NY, United States

    Nick Hempton is an alto and tenor saxophonist, composer and bandleader producing new music in the modern/mainstream tradition. Calling New York home since 2004, he headlines clubs throughout the city, as well as concert halls and festivals around the world. Influenced by the greats of the instrument like Dexter Gordon, Sonny Stitt, Cannonball Adderley, etc, and informed by a youth misspent playing R&B and ska in his native Australia, Hempton’s jazz is original, approachable, and always swinging.

    In demand as a sideman as well as a leader, Nick has performed with some of the top names in Jazz and popular music and has been featured on dozens of albums encompassing the full range of popular music styles. He has made numerous television and radio appearances, and has also developed an excellent reputation as a music educator, holding private lessons and masterclasses for school and mature-age students.

    The Nick Hempton Band was formed in 2005. As a group, they have played most of the major New York venues, and toured both regionally and internationally. Many years of collaboration have made the group a sharp, cohesive unit, and 2015 sees the release of their fourth studio album, Catch And Release.

  • 12
    12.August.Saturday

    Takeshi Asai Trio

    10:00 pm-12:00 am
    2017.08.12-2017.08.13
    277 Church St, NY, United States
    277 Church Street, New York City, NY, United States

    For ten years, New York-based jazz pianist, composer, and recording artist Takeshi Asai has been dazzling audiences in New York, Paris, Tokyo, and other major cities around the world. As a passionate solo pianist and leader of ensembles such as French Trio and New York Trio—among others—Takeshi has released 12 albums. The Jazz Times recently noted that his concerts are always filled with “communion[s] of tender affection,” with other critics acclaiming Takeshi as a “brilliant composer and performer” with “extraordinary artistry, impressive and unlimited virtuosity.” His dazzling piano improvisation and sophisticated compositions have identified Takeshi as a unique talent and set him apart in today’s international jazz scene.

  • 16
    16.August.Wednesday

    George Papa George Trio

    8:30 pm-11:30 pm
    2017.08.16
    277 Church St, NY, United States
    277 Church St, New York, NY, United States

    George Papageorge is a blues, jazz, funk and rock organist, keyboard player based in New York City. First acitve in the early 1990s, Papageorge toured, recorded, and co-wrote music for soul singer Mighty Sam McClain and soul-jazz guitar legend Melvin Sparks, among many others. Always delivering energetic performances both on stage and on over 25 recordings, Papageorge has supported the most soulful and driven artists as a sideman.

    2015 introduces Papageorge’s debut recording “Snowstorm Blues” with guitarists Randy Johnston and Matt Chertkoff and drummers Vince Ector and Brian Floody.

    All of the nine tunes were performed in a trio setting and two were written by Papageorge. Notable tracks include “Cocaine,” written by the recently deceased J.J Cale and made famous worlwide by Eric Clapton. This rendition has a funky soul-jazz pulse. From the Beatles’ Hard Day’s Night, the tune “And I love Her” is given a soulful treatment. Other highlight include a dramtaic Hammond solo on the Johnie Taylor breakthrough number one hit, “Whose Making Love,” and a well crafted organ solo on “Heaven.” Papageorge’s influences include Charles Earland, Jimmy Smith and Booker T. Jones.

  • 26
    26.August.Saturday

    Takeshi Asai Trio

    10:00 pm-12:00 am
    2017.08.26-2017.08.27
    277 Church St, NY, United States
    277 Church St, NY, United States

    For ten years, New York-based jazz pianist, composer, and recording artist Takeshi Asai has been dazzling audiences in New York, Paris, Tokyo, and other major cities around the world. As a passionate solo pianist and leader of ensembles such as French Trio and New York Trio—among others—Takeshi has released 12 albums. The Jazz Times recently noted that his concerts are always filled with “communion[s] of tender affection,” with other critics acclaiming Takeshi as a “brilliant composer and performer” with “extraordinary artistry, impressive and unlimited virtuosity.” His dazzling piano improvisation and sophisticated compositions have identified Takeshi as a unique talent and set him apart in today’s international jazz scene.