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  • JORDAN YOUNG TRIO

    JORDAN YOUNG TRIO

    8:00 pm-11:00 pm
    2019.01.06-2020.01.30

    277 Church St, New York, NY, 10013

    277 Church St, New York, NY, 10013

    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.

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  • Christine Francis Trio

    Christine Francis Trio

    10:00 pm-12:00 am
    2019.01.19-2019.01.20

    Christine Francis is not just a singer but a storyteller. Hers is a classic jazz sound that transports people in time and moves them emotionally. You can hear that she has felt every heartache, narrowly avoided every detour ahead, and appreciated every blue sky about which she sings. Her beautiful voice and vulnerable singing style allow people to escape the daily grind and wax nostalgic about a lost love or long for a new one. 

     

    Christine is a native New Yorker, who embodies the wonder and wizened reality of New York City. After careers in other fields, she found her creative love in jazz. She immersed herself in the vibrant New York jazz scene, spending all of her time listening to master musicians, singing at jam sessions, and taking in live performances.

    She has performed at the city’s finest jazz venues, including Smalls, Mezzrow, Smoke, Cleopatra’s Needle, Birdland, Club Bonafide, Rue B, Mellisme at the Carleton, Kitano, and the Lenox Lounge.

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  • MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY!!! NO EVENT

    MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY!!! NO EVENT

    All day
    2019.01.21

    No additional detail for this event.

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  • Live Jazz: Mike DiRubbo Trio

    Live Jazz: Mike DiRubbo Trio

    8:30 pm-11:30 pm
    2019.01.30

    277 Church St, New York, NY, 10013

    277 Church St, New York, NY, 10013

    Today, in an age where media-created young lions are more interested in downloads than down beats, alto saxophonist/composer/bandleader/educator Mike DiRubbo is the real deal. Ever since he arrived in New York two decades ago, DiRubbo has reigned supreme as one of the most durable and dynamic musicians of his generation. That bold statement is augmented by the aural evidence of his work with the brightest jazz stars including Tony Reedus, Larry Willis, Eddie Henderson, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Dwayne Burno, Peter Washington, Carl Allen, John Hicks and Cecil Payne, and as a solo artist, with eight critically-acclaimed CD’s as a leader. DiRubbo has worked in various New York clubs including Smalls, Smoke, 55 Bar, the Kitano, and has also performed in many national and international venues including the Litchfield Jazz Festival, Vizta Jazz in Rio de Janeiro, The Maze in Rio de Janeiro, Ronnie Scott’s and Pizza Express in London, the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival, the Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz, the JVC Jazz Festival in NYC, the Jazz, Blues and Videotape festival in Tel Aviv, Ferrara Jazz in Italy, and Ancona Jazz Festival.

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