May
19
6:00 PM18:00

Dee Dee Bridgewater Duo at Caramoor

"This intimate evening is an annual celebration supporting Caramoor’s Arts-in-Education programs for young children. It offers fabulous food, each year prepared by a different guest chef, paired with rare wines from the area’s best private cellars.

In 2018, we celebrate Europe’s premier female winemakers and America’s foremost female chefs and musicians. They’ll set the tone for a fabulous evening in the Rosen House.

Dinner prepared by Chef Alexandra Raij of Txikito

Pairing of Wines from European Vintners

Performance by Grammy and Tony Award-winning jazz giant Dee Dee Bridgewater"

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May
17
7:30 PM19:30

Thana Alexa at The Jazz Gallery NYC

2017 and 2016 Downbeat Critic’s Poll Rising Female Vocalist, runner up in the 2014 Made in NY Jazz Competition, winner of the 2011 Jazzon Alpe-Adria International Competition and nominee in the category of Best Jazz Composition for the 2011 PORIN Awards - the Croatian Music Academy’s honor equivalent to the Grammy Awards in America. Thana Alexa released "Ode to Heroes", her  Harmonia Mundi Jazz Village debut in March 2015, an album of original compositions and vocal arrangements, which bring together elements of jazz, pop and world music. The album mainly features her engaging original compositions, along with vibrant takes on jazz standards like Shorter’s “Footprints,” Mingus’ “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat,” and Desmond and Dave Brubeck’s “Take 5.” Most importantly, it spotlights Alexa’s ability to engage in rewarding and illuminating musical conversation with some of the music’s most renowned and forward-thinking players. 

On her upcoming album "ONA" (set for release in June of 2018), Thana explores the feminine and the role women play in our world - a role that makes female influence and strength undeniable, but one that is more often than not overlooked and undervalued. Her music expresses the obligation she feels to make a relevant statement about the times in which we live. Thana takes a microscopic look at the lives of women, the mind, the soul, the sexuality and the fight within the female. The album integrates elements of jazz with soul, electronica, pop and world music to convey a message of strength, female empowerment, and the need to be the change we want to see in the world.

Alexa is an active member of Antonio Sanchez' touring ensemble Migration (Grammy winner for the Birdman film score as well as Pat Metheny’s drummer of 16 years) and has recorded two critically acclaimed albums with the group, New Life and The Meridian Suite, (Seamus Blake, John Escreet, Matt Brewer). Alexa also appears on three of guitarist Gene Ess's albums. The first two records (Fractal Attraction and Eternal Monomyth) - for which Alexa contributed vocals, compositions and lyrics - won the SESAC Jazz Award in 2015 and 2016. The group’s third album Absurdist Theater (Manuel Valera, Yasushi Nakamura, Clarence Penn) – for which Alexa contributed lyrics – was released in September of 2016. 

https://www.bandsintown.com/e/22037853?app_id=js_thanalexa.com&came_from=242&affil_code=js_thanalexa.com

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May
10
8:00 PM20:00

John Ellis and Double Wide at Bar Lunatico (Brooklyn)

"John Ellis and Double-Wide” was formed in 2007, though its history starts long before that. In the mid 90’s John played a memorable gig in New Orleans with David Torkanowsky on keys, Herlin Riley on drums, the legendary Johnny Adams on vocals, and Matt Perrine on sousaphone. The feeling of the music that night, unburdened by stylistic constraints and with the sousaphone holding down the bass, made such an impression on John that he was determined to start a band with this instrumentation.

John has always wanted to be a conduit between the two cities he loves most: New Orleans, where he got his formative training, and New York City, where he’s made his home for the last 20 years. He set out with Double-Wide to do just that, enlisting drummer Jason Marsalis to join Matt Perrineas the New Orleans contingent, and inviting NYC-based organist and accordionist Gary Versace to round out the group. It was with great anticipation that the group met for the first time, when they convened to record their critically acclaimed debut album, Dance Like There’s No Tomorrow. The 4-star review in Downbeat called it “regionally tinctured and laced with a healthy dose of originality and flair.” The New York Times in a glowing review said “Rhythmically it has that New Orleans duality of being full of funk and lighter than air.”

https://www.barlunatico.com

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May
8
8:00 PM20:00

Parlour Game at Bar Lunatico (Brooklyn)

Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s PARLOUR GAME celebrates the popular roots of jazz. It honors the groove, the conversation, the game, and the women that made jazz a social music. It features four musicians that have been at the forefront of American music for nearly 20 years bending genres, creating new ways of playing, mixing it up. Now they get to groove.

Parlour Game was born on tour when Carmen Staaf and Tony Scherr were subbing for the piano and bass player in Allison Miller’s 'Boom Tic Boom'. There was an immediate chemistry. "Even the edgiest material swung,” says Miller, “and we realized that we had found something really special. It felt so good!”

http://jennyscheinman.com/gig-announcements/brooklyn-ny-05-08-18-bar-lunatico-bar-lunatico-w-jenny-scheinman-allison-millers-parlour-game/

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May
6
8:00 PM20:00

Parlour Game at Cliff's Bells (Detroit)

Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s PARLOUR GAME celebrates the popular roots of jazz. It honors the groove, the conversation, the game, and the women that made jazz a social music. It features four musicians that have been at the forefront of American music for nearly 20 years bending genres, creating new ways of playing, mixing it up. Now they get to groove.

Parlour Game was born on tour when Carmen Staaf and Tony Scherr were subbing for the piano and bass player in Allison Miller’s 'Boom Tic Boom'. There was an immediate chemistry. "Even the edgiest material swung,” says Miller, “and we realized that we had found something really special. It felt so good!”

http://jennyscheinman.com/gig-announcements/detroit-mi-05-06-18-cliffs-bells-cliffs-bells-w-jenny-scheinman-allison-millers-parlour-game/

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May
5
8:00 PM20:00

Parlour Game at Green Mill (Chicago)

Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s PARLOUR GAME celebrates the popular roots of jazz. It honors the groove, the conversation, the game, and the women that made jazz a social music. It features four musicians that have been at the forefront of American music for nearly 20 years bending genres, creating new ways of playing, mixing it up. Now they get to groove.

Parlour Game was born on tour when Carmen Staaf and Tony Scherr were subbing for the piano and bass player in Allison Miller’s 'Boom Tic Boom'. There was an immediate chemistry. "Even the edgiest material swung,” says Miller, “and we realized that we had found something really special. It felt so good!”

http://jennyscheinman.com/gig-announcements/chicago-il-05-04-18-the-green-mill-the-green-mill-w-jenny-scheinman-allison-millers-parlour-game/

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May
4
8:00 PM20:00

Parlour Game at Green Mill (Chicago)

Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s PARLOUR GAME celebrates the popular roots of jazz. It honors the groove, the conversation, the game, and the women that made jazz a social music. It features four musicians that have been at the forefront of American music for nearly 20 years bending genres, creating new ways of playing, mixing it up. Now they get to groove.

Parlour Game was born on tour when Carmen Staaf and Tony Scherr were subbing for the piano and bass player in Allison Miller’s 'Boom Tic Boom'. There was an immediate chemistry. "Even the edgiest material swung,” says Miller, “and we realized that we had found something really special. It felt so good!”

http://jennyscheinman.com/gig-announcements/chicago-il-05-04-18-the-green-mill-the-green-mill-w-jenny-scheinman-allison-millers-parlour-game/

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May
3
8:00 PM20:00

Parlour Game at Kerrytown Concert Hall (Ann Arbor, MI)

Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s PARLOUR GAME celebrates the popular roots of jazz. It honors the groove, the conversation, the game, and the women that made jazz a social music. It features four musicians that have been at the forefront of American music for nearly 20 years bending genres, creating new ways of playing, mixing it up. Now they get to groove.

Parlour Game was born on tour when Carmen Staaf and Tony Scherr were subbing for the piano and bass player in Allison Miller’s 'Boom Tic Boom'. There was an immediate chemistry. "Even the edgiest material swung,” says Miller, “and we realized that we had found something really special. It felt so good!”

http://jennyscheinman.com/gig-announcements/ann-arbor-mi-05-03-18-kerrytown-concert-hall-kerrytown-concert-hall-w-jenny-scheinman-allison-millers-parlour-game/

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May
2
8:00 PM20:00

Parlour Game at Natalie's (Columbus, OH)

Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s PARLOUR GAME celebrates the popular roots of jazz. It honors the groove, the conversation, the game, and the women that made jazz a social music. It features four musicians that have been at the forefront of American music for nearly 20 years bending genres, creating new ways of playing, mixing it up. Now they get to groove.

Parlour Game was born on tour when Carmen Staaf and Tony Scherr were subbing for the piano and bass player in Allison Miller’s 'Boom Tic Boom'. There was an immediate chemistry. "Even the edgiest material swung,” says Miller, “and we realized that we had found something really special. It felt so good!”

http://jennyscheinman.com/gig-announcements/columbus-oh-05-02-18-natalies-natalies-w-jenny-scheinman-allison-millers-parlour-game/

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May
1
8:00 PM20:00

Parlour Game at Charlottesville Jazz Society

Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s PARLOUR GAME celebrates the popular roots of jazz. It honors the groove, the conversation, the game, and the women that made jazz a social music. It features four musicians that have been at the forefront of American music for nearly 20 years bending genres, creating new ways of playing, mixing it up. Now they get to groove.

Parlour Game was born on tour when Carmen Staaf and Tony Scherr were subbing for the piano and bass player in Allison Miller’s 'Boom Tic Boom'. There was an immediate chemistry. "Even the edgiest material swung,” says Miller, “and we realized that we had found something really special. It felt so good!”

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Apr
30
8:00 PM20:00

Parlour Game at An Die Musik Baltimore

Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s PARLOUR GAME celebrates the popular roots of jazz. It honors the groove, the conversation, the game, and the women that made jazz a social music. It features four musicians that have been at the forefront of American music for nearly 20 years bending genres, creating new ways of playing, mixing it up. Now they get to groove.

Parlour Game was born on tour when Carmen Staaf and Tony Scherr were subbing for the piano and bass player in Allison Miller’s 'Boom Tic Boom'. There was an immediate chemistry. "Even the edgiest material swung,” says Miller, “and we realized that we had found something really special. It felt so good!”

http://jennyscheinman.com/gig-announcements/baltimore-md-04-30-18-an-die-musik-an-die-musik-w-jenny-scheinman-allison-millers-parlour-game/

 

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Apr
29
8:00 PM20:00

Parlour Game at Cornelia St NYC

Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s PARLOUR GAME celebrates the popular roots of jazz. It honors the groove, the conversation, the game, and the women that made jazz a social music. It features four musicians that have been at the forefront of American music for nearly 20 years bending genres, creating new ways of playing, mixing it up. Now they get to groove.

Parlour Game was born on tour when Carmen Staaf and Tony Scherr were subbing for the piano and bass player in Allison Miller’s 'Boom Tic Boom'. There was an immediate chemistry. "Even the edgiest material swung,” says Miller, “and we realized that we had found something really special. It felt so good!”

http://bit.ly/ParlourGameTour

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Apr
21
4:00 PM16:00

Ben Holmes: New Klezmer at Barbes with Michael Winograd

"NEW KLEZMER MUSIC BY WINOGRAD AND HOLMES. Clarinetist Michael Winograd and trumpeter Ben Holmes have performed with a veritable Who's Who of the klezmer world. In this afternoon performance, they present a set of works in progress in, composed firmly within the klezmer idiom but assertively confronting its boundaries." -barbesbrooklyn.com

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 Mercy and Xavier's "A Night of Jazz" (Middletown, CT)
Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

Mercy and Xavier's "A Night of Jazz" (Middletown, CT)

Featuring performances by students in the Mercy Jazz Ensemble, Xavier Jazz Ensemble I, Xavier Jazz Ensemble II and the Xavier Jazz Combo. Special guest Carmen Staaf will perform her own set of original compositions and jazz standards.

Open to the public; tickets are available at https://www.xavierhighschool.org/mercy-and-xaviers-a-night-of-jazz

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Mar
24
7:30 PM19:30

SPEAK: Tap and Kathak Unite

"SPEAK carries forward the legacy of iconic artists like Pandit Chitresh Das, Dr. Jimmy Slyde and James Buster Brown, while bringing to the forefront the voices of powerful female artists. Serving as the bridge between tradition and innovation, history and progress, Rina Mehta, Rachna Nivas, Michelle Dorrance, and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards create nothing short of magic on the stage. Joined by the world's leading Indian classical and American jazz musicians, SPEAK promises to thrill, provoke and move your spirit. 

SPEAK: Tap & Kathak Unite at The Broad Stage is made possible in part by a generous gift from Ann Petersen and a grant from the California Arts Council."

Tickets available at thebroadstage.org

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Mar
23
7:30 PM19:30

SPEAK: Tap and Kathak Unite

"SPEAK carries forward the legacy of iconic artists like Pandit Chitresh Das, Dr. Jimmy Slyde and James Buster Brown, while bringing to the forefront the voices of powerful female artists. Serving as the bridge between tradition and innovation, history and progress, Rina Mehta, Rachna Nivas, Michelle Dorrance, and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards create nothing short of magic on the stage. Joined by the world's leading Indian classical and American jazz musicians, SPEAK promises to thrill, provoke and move your spirit. 

SPEAK: Tap & Kathak Unite at The Broad Stage is made possible in part by a generous gift from Ann Petersen and a grant from the California Arts Council."

Tickets available at thebroadstage.org

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Mar
22
7:30 PM19:30

SPEAK: Tap and Kathak Unite

"SPEAK carries forward the legacy of iconic artists like Pandit Chitresh Das, Dr. Jimmy Slyde and James Buster Brown, while bringing to the forefront the voices of powerful female artists. Serving as the bridge between tradition and innovation, history and progress, Rina Mehta, Rachna Nivas, Michelle Dorrance, and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards create nothing short of magic on the stage. Joined by the world's leading Indian classical and American jazz musicians, SPEAK promises to thrill, provoke and move your spirit. 

SPEAK: Tap & Kathak Unite at The Broad Stage is made possible in part by a generous gift from Ann Petersen and a grant from the California Arts Council."

Tickets available at thebroadstage.org

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Mar
17
8:00 PM20:00

Dee Dee Bridgewater Quartet at the Carr Center

"Three-time Grammy and Tony-award winner and the Carr Center's Artistic Director Dee Dee Bridgewater is coming to the Garden Theater to showcase her spin on standards and her combination of various musical genres."  - carrcenter.org

This performance will pay tribute to former Carr Center musical director, the late Geri Allen.

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Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

Juan Felipe Mayorga Trio with Edward Perez

"Taste of Greenwich House is a premier tasting event that brings more than 30 of New York’s most innovative restaurants and food purveyors, including staples and new eateries alike in support of Greenwich House’s  social service and arts education programs. In addition to more than thirty tasting stations the event features a silent auction with foodie-inspired bid lots including private wine and cheese tastings, exclusive cooking classes, special dining experiences and tickets to theater, dance, TV and sporting events. Proceeds from the event go directly to Greenwich House’s diverse programming including treatment for victims of child abuse, medical care for home-bound seniors, after-school programs for urban youth, senior wellness programs, free arts exhibitions and community concerts."

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Mar
8
6:30 PM18:30

WIJO Presents: Concert at UNIS

WIJO Presents: Women In Jazz Concert
***Our first-ever concert hosted by WIJO!***

Thursday, March 8th
6:30pm (ONE SET)
*Reception to Follow*

Featuring:
Nadje Noordhuis, trumpet
Carmen Staaf, piano
Noriko Ueda, bass
Allison Miller, drums

UNIS: United Nations International School
24-50 FDR Drive, New York, NY

Reservations Available!
Please RSVP using this link: http://bit.ly/wijazz
$10 Suggested Donation collected at the door
Proceeds to benefit WIJO

Thanks to WIJO Member Allegra Levy for setting this up!

www.unis.org
www.wearewijo.org

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Mar
3
2:30 PM14:30

A Women's History Celebration with Jazz Vocal Star Thana Alexa

"Kick off #WomensHistoryMonth and celebrate the power of women creating music and art with award-winning international vocal star Thana Alexa!

On her upcoming album "ONA," Thana explores the essential role women play in our world. Her album integrates jazz, soul, electronica, pop, and world music, sending a powerful message of female empowerment, and the need to be the change we want to see in the world.

She’s an active member of Migration, Antonio Sanchez’s award-winning touring ensemble, and recorded both "New Life" and "The Meridian Suite" with the group. She also appears on Gene Ess’s albums, two of which won the SESAC Jazz Award (2015, 2016).

Learn more about Thana Alexa at http://www.thanaalexa.com/

This program will take place in the Main Lobby of Central Library." 

With Jordan Peters, Matt Brewer and Jonathan Barber.

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Mar
1
8:30 PM20:30

Terraza Big Band

Terraza 7 hosts a 17 piece big-band co-directed by Edward Perez and Michael Thomas. "Comprised of New York musicians of the highest caliber, many of them regular performers at Terraza, this group brings the big-band to Queens and bring Queens culture to the big-band." - terraza7.com

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Feb
26
7:30 PM19:30

Do Re #MeToo: A Benefit for Lady Parts Justice League

"The remarkable baritone saxophonist Claire Daly has put together an all-star band featuring the amazing Paula Jeanine Bennet on percussion, Allison Miller (guest on Seth Meyers show) on drums, Carmen Staaf on keyboards, and the fabulous Tessa Souter and Nicole Zuraitis on vocals. MORE musicians to be announced!

The night will feature comedy from LPJL founder, Lizz Winstead (Co-creator of The Daily Show), Leah Bonnema ( IFC’s Comedy Drop), and Sydnee Washington (hosts The Warm Up)." - excerpted from ladypartsjusticeleague.com

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Feb
12
5:00 PM17:00

Duchess at All That Jazz 2018, Boca Grande, FL

"Sure-footed swing, sweet-toned harmony and ever-insouciant charm are embodied in the new jazz vocal trio Duchess, featuring notable New York singers Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner and Melissa Stylianou.  Blending the classic and the contemporary DUCHESS has quickly earned a reputation for beautiful singing and big fun at the group’s shows of “girl-on-girl harmony,” as the three so saucily put it. The New York-based threesome made its debut on record with the eponymousDuchess, released by Anzic Records in February 2015. The album channels the 1930s inspiration of the virtuosic Boswell Sisters into a wonderfully entertaining package." - bocagrandehappenings.org

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