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February 10 - February 16
  • 10
    10.February.Monday

    JORDAN YOUNG TRIO

    8:00 pm-11:00 pm
    2020.02.10
    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.

  • 11
    11.February.Tuesday
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  • 12
    12.February.Wednesday

    JORDAN YOUNG TRIO

    8:30 pm-11:30 pm
    2020.02.12
    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.

  • 13
    13.February.Thursday
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  • 14
    14.February.Friday
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  • 15
    15.February.Saturday

    Yayoi Ikawa Special Duo w/ Lonnie Plaxico

    9:00 pm-11:00 pm
    2020.02.15
    277 Church St, New York, NY, United States
    277 Church St, New York, NY, United States

    Lonnie Plaxico: bass

    Yayoi Ikawa: piano

     

    Yayoi Ikawa

    Pianist, Composer, Arranger

    Born in Tokyo, Japan, but raised musically in New York, Yayoi is an experience in ingenuity and compassion. As an internationally acclaimed pianist, composer, arranger and educator, Yayoi has worked in many countries. Being exposed to diverse music scene in New York after moving from Japan, Yayoi quickly adopted herself in various styles of music such as Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Soul, Classical and World music. After completing her studies at New School where she received the Henry and Gill Block scholarship, Yayoi was a faculty member at the International Jazz and Dance Academy in Slovenia along with her mentor Reggie Workman in 2003 and 2004.

    After recording a straight ahead jazz piano trio on Nippon Crown release “Anger Eyes” in 2004, she self produced “Color of Dreams” in 2005 displaying her original compositions. Yayoi has toured nationally as well as internationally with her groups, and appeared International Jazz festivals in Japan, Italy, Haiti, France, Slovenia, and Costa Rica. In 2008, Yayoi started “The Bridge Project” to create musical dialogue between New York and Tokyo musicians in an experimental environment. In 2009, the project toured in Costa Rica through a sponsorship of U.S. Embassy. While working towards her master degree at NYU, Yayoi’s orchestra work for film was premiered at Lincoln Center in 2007. As a composer and arranger, Yayoi received commissions from Modern Music Society of Tokyo, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and Montreal based sculpture David Baumflek.

    Yayoi has worked with such legendary artists as Reggie Workman, Michael Carvin, Howard Johnson, Michal Urbaniak, Butch Morris, Craig Harris, Lenny Pickett, Frank Lacy, Lonnie Plaxico, Fostina Dixon, Salim Washington, Emeline Michel, James Germain, Daniel Bernard Roumain, The Meditations, Kaissa, Blitz the Ambassador etc. Yayoi is a music director at First Baptist Church in Piscataway NJ, and a jazz piano instructor at City College of New York, Brooklyn College. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from International Studies from International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan.

    Her musical activities can be seen on her website: www.yayoiikawa.net

     

    Lonnie Plaxico

    Bassist, Composer, Producer

    The middle child in a family of musicians, Chicago-born Lonnie Plaxico inherited a gift for music that was discovered nurtured early. By the age of twelve he had taught himself to play the electric bass, and he was soon venturing into Chicago’s music scene, renowned for its mix of jazz, funk and blues. It was not long before the young musician made his first recording, featuring his family’s band. At the age of just fourteen, having already performed alongside several prominent Chicago jazz figures, Lonnie Plaxico turned professional, playing the electric and acoustic bass with equal facility.

    In 1980, Plaxico moved to New York and soon began to appear with such artists as Chet Baker, Dexter Gordon and Wynton Marsalis. His first extended tenure was with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers: between 1983 and 1986, Lonnie performed on twelve of Blakey’s albums, including the Grammy Award-winning, New York Scene. In 1986, he joined Jack DeJohnette’s Special Edition, continuing with that group until 1993. Presently, Plaxico is the musical director and featured bassist for Cassandra Wilson, their critically acclaimmed and award-winning collaboration has now spanned fifteen years.

    Plaxico’s recording and performance catalog is equally impressive for its caliber, depth and diversity. He has appeared with such  luminaries as Sonny Sitt, Junior Cook, David Murray, Alice Coltrane, Stanley Turrentine, Joe Sample, Abbey Lincoln and Dizzy Gillespie. Just as noteworthy are his performances with younger artists–among them Steve Coleman, Rachel Farrell and Dianne Reeves. Lonnie has also recorded with Lonnie Liston Smith, Ravi Coltrane and Barbara Dennerlein, as well as his Grammy-winning collaborations with Art Blakey and Cassandra Wilson. He has also recorded five critically acclaimed albums as leader.

  • 16
    16.February.Sunday
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