NYC CABARET-JAZZ EVENTS FOR TODAY
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NYC: THE BIRDLAND BIG BAND DIRECTED BY TOMMY IGOE
Featuring the finest musicians in New York! The Birdland Big Band roars into action atBIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) every Friday, playing the finest Jazz, Latin and Brazilian music from the world's best arrangers. After work or before a show, drinks or a great dinner, come hear one of the world's best drummers driving the hardest swinging band in New York. Experience why the BBB is fast becoming the must-see weekly jazz event in New York and kick off your weekend with what critics are calling "the best live music bargain in all of NYC!" There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.
NYC: NICHOLAS PAYTON AND ACTION AFFIRMATIVE
Nicholas Payton and Action Affirmative with Aaron Parks, Vicente Archer and Bill Stewart will perform at BIRDLAND(315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080) on Tuesday through Saturday, January 20th through 25th with shows at 8:30 & 11:00 pm. Since 1994 when Nicholas Payton made his recording debut as a leader with "From This Moment," the trumpeter has been lauded as one of the leading young instrumental voices in jazz. Even though he started out as a "young lion," one of the new generation guardians of the swing and bebop flames, the 40-year-old Payton has devoted himself to discovering sounds outside of strict traditional confines. Having grown up in a family and community of musicians in New Orleans, Payton has built his unique voice by melding a post-bop foundation, a heavy emphasis on groove, a soulful history and various experimental elements. Payton's new ensemble "Action Affirmative" is a return of sorts - to the fiery postbox of "Nick@Night" (Verve Records, 2000) for which he has received much acclaimed - but with a new lineup of stellar collaborators. There is a $40 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.
NYC: MONTY ALEXANDER TRIO AT THE BLUE NOTE
The Monty Alexander Trio, with Monty Alexander, piano; John Clayton, bass; and Jeff Hamtilon, drums, performs atTHE BLUE NOTE (131 West 3rd Street, NYC - 212-475-8592) on Wednesday through Friday, January 22nd through 24th with shows at 8:00 & 10:30 pm. This combination of Monty Alexander, John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton is one of the most legendary trios in all of jazz. They have worked together for over 40 years and have released many albums together, the most famous being "Live In Montreux," one of the most celebrated jazz piano trio records of all-time. There is a $20-$35 cover.
NYC: NICK KELLIE AT THE IRIDIUM
Nick Kellie will perform at THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB (1650 Broadway, NYC - 212-582-2121) on Friday & Saturday, January 24th & 25th with shows at 8:30 & 10:30 pm. Nick currently resides in New York City, where he plays with many local musicians and also teaches guitar. Nick is currently the guitarist with The Three Degrees (#1 hit "When will I see you again") and just toured the UK with them for 25 dates. Nick was awarded the BBC Big Band Jazz awards "John Dankworth trophy for outstanding young soloist" and recorded a special show for BBC radio 2. He was invited to become a member of the Wigan Jazz Orchestra, and has played as part of the Wigan International Jazz Festival. He has played extensive gigs which include accompaniment, reading, soloing as well as styles ranging from Soul, R&B, Blues, Rock and Jazz in locations such as London, Norway, Germany and Greece. When living in London, England, Nick was involved in many projects such as Fresh Claim, which features Nick on guitar, and Jon Plotel on Bass (Billy Ocean, The Real Thing) and Vanessa Haynes band featuring members of Jeff Beck group, Eric Clapton's Band and Allan Holdsworth's Band. There is a $25 cover plus a $15 food/drink minimum.
NYC: BENNY GOLSON QUARTET AT DIZZY'S