Corey Wallace

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Baltimore, MD native trombonist Corey Wallace has gained the respect and admiration of many in his relentless pursuit of all things good music and amazing life experiences.  He was selected as the 2012 Best Trombonist by the Washington [D.C.] City Paper for his “technical fluidity and for the heavy dose [of] introspection that sits right on the surface of his playing”.  He is well versed and feels equally at home in various styles of music and is always eager to contribute with like-minded musicians.  "Music is about life - communication, emotions, interactions, love and otherwise, as well as experiences; I want any and all music in which I take part to come from a real place and be able to connect with others," says Wallace.  

He has shared the stage with jazz legends and musicians such as Benny Golson, Nicholas Payton, Esperanza Spaulding, Robert Glasper, Robin Eubanks, Lee Konitz, Billy Harper, and Marc Cary, R&B icons Miss Lauryn Hill and Jill Scott, gospel music’s Kim Burrell, neo soul's Bilal and he is a member of both legendary groups The Mighty Impressions (formerly led by Curtis Mayfield) and the horn led funk group Mandrill. 

Wallace shows his vast knowledge of music and love for reaching people regardless of the style.  As an educator, he has taught at the Penn State University Summer Music Camp, the Baltimore School for the Arts, the Harlem School for the Arts, and in the New York Public School System.  He is currently based out of Brooklyn, NY and freelances all over the United States as a musician, composer, and arranger.  He leads the Corey Wallace DUBtet, featuring some of the best musicians from NYC and the world and also plays regularly in a number of bands in NYCs top venues for live music.

Dandy Wellington Presents: HARLEM 1935

Dandy Wellington Presents: HARLEM 1935

On May 26th, you are invited to experience an evening of Jazz Age entertainment as Dandy Wellington proudly presents: HARLEM 1935. Head to the heart of Harlem for this dynamic show featuring an all-star cast including The Uptown Belles (that Dynamic Vaudevillian Duo), DeWitt Fleming Jr. (Tap Dancing Sultan of Syncopation), and Perle Noire (The Mahogany Queen of Burlesque). Setting the stage with sound are those purveyors of hot Harlem rhythm Dandy Wellington and His Band. Make a reservation and join us at Minton's for this  dinner and show experience whose recipe is sure to include Jazz! Burlesque! Rhythm! Ballyhoo! 

 

HARLEM 1935

May 26th 2017

Two Shows: 

7:30pm & 9:30pm 

$20

 

Cast:

Dandy Wellington (The Technicolor MC) 

Perle Noire (The Mahogany Queen of Burlesque)

The Uptown Belles (Dynamic Vaudevillian Duo)

DeWitt Fleming Jr. (Sultan of Syncopation)

 

Dandy Wellington and His Band

Patrick Bartley - Reeds

Charlie Caranicus - Trumpet

Jesse Gelber - Piano

Eric Wheeler - Bass

Jay Lepley - Drums

 

For Dinner reservations, visit mintonsharlem.com/reservations or call us at 212-866-1262. Reservations are strongly recommended. A Two item minimum per guest applies. There are limited spots at the bar available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Saturday Brunch with Raine Torae

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Raine Torae is a beautiful, gifted and sultry jazzy Soul & R&B singer who is a native New Yorker. Taking the stage almost 10 years ago she began to take her career as singer very serious, pursuing that what she loves, music after debuting in several stage plays acting & singing. Raine's favorite singers are Nancy Wilson, Diane Reeves, Angela Bofill and the late greats, Phyllis Hyman and Whitney Houston and she takes a little from each.

Henry Conerway III Trio

Henry Conerway III Trio

Music charge: $10 per person per set. 

Two-item minimum per person at tables. Reserve a table.


ABOUT THE ARTIST

Henry Conerway III has been described as a ‘musician who caresses the music deep within his spirit as he searches for the pivotal technique to let it all out’ and that was when he was a young boy, participating in an elementary school music class in Detroit, after attending his first percussive instrument class at the age of four, and continuing an extraordinary journey into the moment that is now. The prequel spotlights his grandmother preparing his inheritance, the love for and the understanding of true jazz, in its heyday, as she absorbed jazz in Detroit's Paradise Valley and over on Hastings Street where jazz lived and saturated her free spirit, and her soul. Henry’s parents were a conduit for the legacy, his mother falling asleep every night to the sounds of Ella, Sara and Nancy to name a few. And his father, a brilliant classical violinist in his own right, yet forced to massage his love for jazz from afar. The rhythm, the syncopation, the creative exactness and the freedom of the flow were embedded in Henry’s mind, body and soul, before he took his first breath!

Willie McAllister, the consummate high school teacher and musician, introduced his students, including Henry to Detroit Jazz Festival stages and to the city's great jazz musicians, one of which was the renowned, Marcus Belgraves. On his journey to NOW, Henry spent several years under Belgrave’s tutelage as a member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Jazz Band and later as a young colleague and friend.

While matriculating at Morehouse College, Henry cofounded the group “Jaspects,” a group that quickly settled in as a staple of the Atlanta music scene. The group wrote, recorded and released four independent albums, booked their own tours, selling thousands of copies nationwide. Creative collaborations with the industries rising stars; Maroon 5's PJ Morton; Tyler Perry’s Tony Hightower, and equally talented beauties including; Chantae Cann and Janelle Monáe can be heard on Jaspects’ recordings. 

Henry has established a reputation as a stellar performer working with world class musicians including: Russell Gunn; Dionne Farris; Curtis Fuller; Julie Dexter; Marcus Printup, to name a few. Henry is fearlessly versatile, bursting with creatively styled energy that melts seamlessly into jazz standards and beyond. Henry has won numerous performance and composition awards throughout this awesome journey to now. He is also passionately involved in the education of young musicians, having developed an innovative program for a non-profit agency and providing private lessons currently. 

Henry is sincerely dedicated to preserving our preciously rich jazz history, while continuing to infuse the music with his passionate fresh youthful perspective. Henry recognizes the bridge that most assuredly must be created and maintained to introduce, awake and merge the cultural music of our youth with our historic prolific jazz.

Community service, including educational opportunities are staples in Henry’s journey to now. He has served as an Ambassador and instructor for How Big Is Your Dream? Foundation, a non-profit under the leadership of Henry’s mentor, Jorel “J-Fly” Flynn. 

Henry’s accomplishments continue to expand; he has established himself as an entrepreneur; recording artist on numerous albums; consistent collaborator with Dwight Andrews, Freddy Cole and Jennifer Holliday; a residency with Jazz at Lincoln Center, Doha; and an off-broadway theatre run of Bob Marley’s music…Henry Conerway III’s journey to now is a simplistic divergence of progressively demonstrative music perspectives molded from the creative distinctive energy, uniquely crafted from his ability to live in the moment, where life and music explosively happens. 

Sunday Brunch with Dandy Wellington

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Inspired by the Big Band Era of Jazz, Dandy Wellington and his Band have taken the sounds of the 1930’s and 40’s and created a world of well dressed music. With a passion for obscure songs steeped in the Jazz tradition, Dandy Wellington has assembled a catalog of music that invokes an atmosphere of class. From the golden age of cinema, to the bounce of New Orleans, each song is hand selected and played to perfection by a band cut from the cloth of elegance.

Singer Meets Saxophonist with Svetlana Shmulyian

Christopher McBride: saxophone

Jonathan Edward Thomas: organ

Curtis Nowosad: drums

This week's vocalist: Svetlana Shmulyian 

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Superb alto saxophonist Christopher McBride has been slowly but steadily turning heads with his ubiquitous work as an invaluable sideman since the mid-aughts. Now Christopher is gaining respect amongst fans, critics and his peers as one of the most versatile musicians in the world. His 2012 debut album Quatuor de Force certainly establishes his ability to front a group and write his own soulful, melodically indelible tunes. Applauded for his ability to play in all musical situations, McBride has the ability to unleash a fiery attack and serrated tone, but on his recent album he explores a more measured, mellow sound heavily influenced by contemporary R&B—with a strong shot of Cannonball Adderley’s post-bop sensuality–but his improvising is very rigorous and cogent.

Starting his professional career in Chicago in 2007, Christopher has been in high demand as a musician and clinician, performing and teaching primarily in New York, Illinois, Missouri and various states throughout the country. Christopher has shared his musical gift with audiences across the globe, performing in China, England, France, Haiti, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Scotland, Spain and Switzerland. In addition, since moving to New York in 2013 his group The Whole Proof has played venues all over New York such as Smalls Jazz Club, Smoke Jazz Club, Ginny's Supper Club & Fat Cat. Throughout his career, Christopher has played with musical greats including Billy Preston, Antonio Hart, John Clayton, Jimmy Heath, Bobby Broom, Percy Gray, Roy Hargrove, Talib Kweli, Lupe Fiasco, Guy Sebastian, Jennifer Hudson, 88 Keys, Milton Mustafa, Winard Harper, and the Marquis Hill Blacktet. He now currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. 

Michael King

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Virtuosic pianist Michael King, a Chicagoan native, began playing drums in his local church band at the early age of 4. This fortuitously melodic schooling nurtured an undeniable affinity to the piano and organ, the very seat that he began to occupy, by ear, at age 14.

Mr. King is an alumni of Lincoln Park High School and the prestigious Oberlin Conservatory. He was selected to attend the Thelonious Monk Institute and The Ravinia Jazz Scholars program on merit scholarships. Michael has performed with Herbie Hancock, Bobby Watson, Kevin Eubanks, Dave Liebman, Gary Bartz, Billy Hart, Joel Frahm, Rufus Reid, & Antonio Hart, among others.

Currently you can catch Mr. King touring internationally with: DeeDee Bridgewater, Robin Eubanks, Theo Croker's DVRK FUNK, Soul Understated, Marcus Printup, & Mark Whitfield

Jerome Sabbagh Trio

ABOUT THE ARTIST

"Mr. Sabbagh avoided direct allusions to the saxophone totems. What he is working toward, simply and effectively, is a sincerely personal vocabulary."
–Nate Chinen, New York Times

Saxophonist and composer Jerome Sabbagh was born in Paris in 1973 and has been living in New York since 1995. A prolific forward-thinking composer, as well as a musician with a deep connection to the well of the jazz tradition, he has recorded six albums as a leader. Jerome Sabbagh was one of Paul Motian's last saxophone players. After one gig together, shortly before he passed, the legendary drummer asked him to play for a week at the Village Vanguard, in his "New Trio" with guitarist Ben Monder, in September 2011.

Jerome Sabbagh’s longstanding quartet with Ben Monder, Joe Martin and Ted Poor, a band which has been together since 2004, has released three albums, the critically acclaimed “North”, “Pogo" and "The Turn". Jerome has recorded an album exclusively devoted to standards, "One Two Three", in a saxophone trio setting with Ben Street and Rodney Green. Most Sundays, when he is in town, Jerome Sabbagh can be found at Grassroots Tavern in the East Village, playing with Adam Kolker, Jeremy Stratton and George Schuller, in what has become known as the Grassroots Jazz Effort. Jerome Sabbagh has shared the stage with Victor Lewis, Bill Stewart, Jeff Ballard, Greg Hutchinson, Billy Drummond, Justin Brown, Eliot Zigmund, Andrew Cyrille, Damion Reid, Reggie Workman, Vicente Archer, Matt Penman, Joe Sanders, Steve Cardenas, Lage Lund, Mike Moreno, Gilad Hekselman, Dan Tepfer, Pete Rende and Jean-Michel Pilc, among others. As a sideman, Jerome has been involved most notably with pianist Laurent Coq's quartet, Guillermo Klein's Los Guachos and the Marta Sanchez Quintet. He has played in some of the world's most famous festivals, including Newport, San Francisco, Paris, Tokyo and Medellin. In 2011, DownBeat included him in their "Rising Stars" list for tenor saxophone.

Singer Meets Saxophonist

Christopher McBride: saxophone

Jonathan Edward Thomas: organ

Curtis Nowosad: drums

This week's vocalist: TBA


ABOUT THE ARTIST

Superb alto saxophonist Christopher McBride has been slowly but steadily turning heads with his ubiquitous work as an invaluable sideman since the mid-aughts. Now Christopher is gaining respect amongst fans, critics and his peers as one of the most versatile musicians in the world. His 2012 debut album Quatuor de Force certainly establishes his ability to front a group and write his own soulful, melodically indelible tunes. Applauded for his ability to play in all musical situations, McBride has the ability to unleash a fiery attack and serrated tone, but on his recent album he explores a more measured, mellow sound heavily influenced by contemporary R&B—with a strong shot of Cannonball Adderley’s post-bop sensuality–but his improvising is very rigorous and cogent.

Starting his professional career in Chicago in 2007, Christopher has been in high demand as a musician and clinician, performing and teaching primarily in New York, Illinois, Missouri and various states throughout the country. Christopher has shared his musical gift with audiences across the globe, performing in China, England, France, Haiti, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Scotland, Spain and Switzerland. In addition, since moving to New York in 2013 his group The Whole Proof has played venues all over New York such as Smalls Jazz Club, Smoke Jazz Club, Ginny's Supper Club & Fat Cat. Throughout his career, Christopher has played with musical greats including Billy Preston, Antonio Hart, John Clayton, Jimmy Heath, Bobby Broom, Percy Gray, Roy Hargrove, Talib Kweli, Lupe Fiasco, Guy Sebastian, Jennifer Hudson, 88 Keys, Milton Mustafa, Winard Harper, and the Marquis Hill Blacktet. He now currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. 

Kelly Green Trio

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Kelly Green is an up and coming pianist / vocalist who currently resides in Harlem, New York City. Born and raised in Florida, she began singing as a toddler and started piano lessons at age seven. At age eleven she became interested in jazz and began attending the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Workshop every year with her father, who is a professional bass player. Her senior year of high school she recorded and produced her own album of twelve original songs called “Aspire”.
 
She received her Bachelors in Jazz Studies- piano performance at the University of North Florida. She studied piano with accomplished jazz pianist, Lynne Arriale as well as voice with vocalist, Michelle Amato. She received the outstanding musician’s award her last three years at the University. While living in Jacksonville she performed weekly with her trio at the Ponte Vedra Lodge and Club. She also performed steadily at the Times Union Center, Lilly’s Coffee Shop, and Rhett’s Piano Bar as well as doing many private events at various locations. In May 2011, she competed in the Generation Next Youth Talent Competition at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival taking home first prize and a $2,000 savings bond for playing and singing Herbie Hancock’s “Eye of the Hurricane”.
 
In September 2012 she began attending William Paterson University where she received her Masters in Jazz Piano Performance. She took private lessons with acclaimed pianists Harold Mabern and James Weidman. She also had the privilege of taking a semester of arranging lessons with master Cecil Bridgewater and three semesters of classical piano lessons with the amazing pianist and educator Gary Kirkpatrick. While studying at William Paterson she performed in ensembles directed by the late master of the piano, Mulgrew Miller, as well as Bill Mobley, Rich Perry, and Bill Goodwin among many others. For her last two semesters he was the pianist in the William Paterson Jazz Orchestra led by head of the WP Jazz Department, Dr. David Demsey. In this band she had the opportunity to perform with NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath and legendary jazz vibraphonist Steve Nelson. Kelly also received the Outstanding Graduate Music Student Award for her class. In June 2014 Kelly was chosen to be the pianist in the William Paterson Colombia Band, which toured three cities in Colombia, South America. In Colombia, the band taught at two week long jazz clinics and performed at three large concert halls.
 
Although Kelly just moved to New York City about two years ago, she performs and hosts weekly jam sessions at Cleopatra's Needle and Rue B in the city. She also had a solo performance every Saturday at the 9th Note Jazz Club in Stamford, CT where she opened up for jazz legends such as George Coleman, Jimmy Cobb, and Louis Hayes among many others.
 
Kelly has already performed at legendary clubs such as Blue Note, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, Apollo Theater, Smalls Jazz Club, Mezzrow, Fat Cat Jazz Bar, Zinc Bar, Rockwood Music Hall and Caffe Vivaldi among many other restaurants and venues in the city. She has performed in bands alongside established jazz musicians such as Christian McBride, Steve Wilson, Jimmy Heath, Steve Nelson, Bill Goodwin, Rich Perry, Winard Harper, Philip Harper, Stacy Dillard, Jonathan Barber, Josh Evans, Bruce Williams and Jovan Alexandre among others.

In addition to being an outstanding performer, Kelly is a wonderful educator. She teaches at the Jazz House Kids Summer Workshop and the William Paterson Jazz Workshop every year. In Jacksonville, she taught at the University of North Florida Jazz Workshops for four years. She currently teaches private lessons in New Jersey and New York for piano and is a Teaching Artist at Jazz House Kids.

Kelly’s latest project was recording her first jazz album featuring her originals and arrangements with her small group and her sextet featuring Christian McBride, Steve Nelson, Josh Evans, Noam Israeli, Tamir Shmerling, Jovan Alexandre, Matt Dwonszyk, Mike Troy, and Kush Abadey. She plans to release this record in 2017. With this album she strives to allow listeners to feel a sense of connectedness and relatability with the world, and seek comfort and relaxation in her music.

For more information and keep up to date with Kelly's musical journey please visit: www.kellygreenpiano.com

Josh Lawrence

Josh Lawrence

Music charge: $10 per person per set. 

Two-item minimum per person at tables. Reserve a table.


ABOUT THE ARTIST

Trumpeter, composer, bandleader, and educator living in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan in New York.

Josh Lawrence brings a full complement of tones and contrasts to his new record COLOR THEORY (Posi-Tone Records). Featuring a powerful line-up fronted by Lawrence's trumpet, keyboardist Adam Faulk, pianist Orrin Evans, and alto saxophonist Caleb Curtis, everything stays straight forward and swinging hard while the rhythm section of bassist Madison Rast and drummer Anwar Marshall keep everything honest and in the pocket. The music is meant to be reflections of the entire spectrum, and the musical program covers several hues and shades with an exciting and evocative presentation of Lawrence's new original compositions. COLOR THEORY features an amazing combination of talents and a highlight reel of brilliant performances. Josh Lawrence is a new star on the jazz horizon and his music is sure to bring bright moments to jazz fans everywhere.

Lawrence hails from Philadelphia, where he is on faculty at the University of the ArtsDrexel University, and the Kimmel Center's Creative Music Program. He has three solo albums under his name and two with his large ensemble the Fresh Cut Orchestra. He performs regularly with pianist Orrin Evans’ Captain Black Big Band, bassist Anthony Tidd’s PACT, saxophonist Caleb Curtis, the George Gee Swing Orchestra, saxophonist Bobby Zankel & the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound, guitarist Matt Davis’ Aerial Photograph, drummer Francois Zayas, and singers Laurin Talese Venissa Santi. He has also recorded as a sideman with Erykah Badu (New Amerykah Part 1) & Boyz II Men (Throwback).

With bassist Jason Fraticelli and drummer Anwar Marshall, Lawrence co-leads the Fresh Cut Orchestra, a burgeoning large ensemble from Philadelphia that was founded with a commission from Lenny Seidman of the fabled Painted Bride Art Center, and supported by the Kimmel Center, the Pew Center, and the American Composers Forum. FCO has performed at the Kennedy CenterJazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club, the Center City Jazz Festival, and the Philadelphia International Festival for the Arts (PIFA). The orchestra's two albums From The Vine and Mind Behind Closed Eyes are available on Ropeadope Records. 

Other recent work has included a residency at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, scoring the documentary Love & Terror by director Dave Jannetta, performances w/ Rudresh MahanthappaJaleel ShawDon ByronRene McLean, and Roman Filiu, and completion of his five-movement Harlem Suite composed for the Captain Black Big Band’s Musical Tribute to Thomas Hart Benton presented by Revive Music in February 2015 at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Sunday Brunch With Brandon Bain

ABOUT THE ARTIST

In the appropriately inherited vintage spirit of such greats as Nat King Cole, Sam Cooke and Sammy Davis Jr, Brandon Bain refreshingly blends pure silky tones, humor and modernly honest renditions of all of the greatest classics.

Bain skillfully engages audiences with personal stories that charmingly complement his natural and calming vocal style, which memorably results in an all-around uplifting and 'feel good' experience.

Bain offers heartfelt interpretations of jazz standards, showtunes, the Great American Songbook, popular music (from Queen to Billy Joel), and, in a nod to his Caribbean heritage, Calypso music.

Mr. Bain's love for the Jazz scene and storytelling through music led him to capably create Capsulocity.com, the innovative web series that documents NYC's up and coming Jazz artists. NPR succinctly profiled and reviewed Brandon Bain's series as "Unscripted Magic."

Singer Meets Saxophonist

Christopher McBride: saxophone

Jonathan Edward Thomas: organ

Curtis Nowosad: drums

This week's vocalist: TBA


ABOUT THE ARTIST

Superb alto saxophonist Christopher McBride has been slowly but steadily turning heads with his ubiquitous work as an invaluable sideman since the mid-aughts. Now Christopher is gaining respect amongst fans, critics and his peers as one of the most versatile musicians in the world. His 2012 debut album Quatuor de Force certainly establishes his ability to front a group and write his own soulful, melodically indelible tunes. Applauded for his ability to play in all musical situations, McBride has the ability to unleash a fiery attack and serrated tone, but on his recent album he explores a more measured, mellow sound heavily influenced by contemporary R&B—with a strong shot of Cannonball Adderley’s post-bop sensuality–but his improvising is very rigorous and cogent.

Starting his professional career in Chicago in 2007, Christopher has been in high demand as a musician and clinician, performing and teaching primarily in New York, Illinois, Missouri and various states throughout the country. Christopher has shared his musical gift with audiences across the globe, performing in China, England, France, Haiti, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Scotland, Spain and Switzerland. In addition, since moving to New York in 2013 his group The Whole Proof has played venues all over New York such as Smalls Jazz Club, Smoke Jazz Club, Ginny's Supper Club & Fat Cat. Throughout his career, Christopher has played with musical greats including Billy Preston, Antonio Hart, John Clayton, Jimmy Heath, Bobby Broom, Percy Gray, Roy Hargrove, Talib Kweli, Lupe Fiasco, Guy Sebastian, Jennifer Hudson, 88 Keys, Milton Mustafa, Winard Harper, and the Marquis Hill Blacktet. He now currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. 

Kelly Green Trio

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Kelly Green is an up and coming pianist / vocalist who currently resides in Harlem, New York City. Born and raised in Florida, she began singing as a toddler and started piano lessons at age seven. At age eleven she became interested in jazz and began attending the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Workshop every year with her father, who is a professional bass player. Her senior year of high school she recorded and produced her own album of twelve original songs called “Aspire”.
 
She received her Bachelors in Jazz Studies- piano performance at the University of North Florida. She studied piano with accomplished jazz pianist, Lynne Arriale as well as voice with vocalist, Michelle Amato. She received the outstanding musician’s award her last three years at the University. While living in Jacksonville she performed weekly with her trio at the Ponte Vedra Lodge and Club. She also performed steadily at the Times Union Center, Lilly’s Coffee Shop, and Rhett’s Piano Bar as well as doing many private events at various locations. In May 2011, she competed in the Generation Next Youth Talent Competition at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival taking home first prize and a $2,000 savings bond for playing and singing Herbie Hancock’s “Eye of the Hurricane”.
 
In September 2012 she began attending William Paterson University where she received her Masters in Jazz Piano Performance. She took private lessons with acclaimed pianists Harold Mabern and James Weidman. She also had the privilege of taking a semester of arranging lessons with master Cecil Bridgewater and three semesters of classical piano lessons with the amazing pianist and educator Gary Kirkpatrick. While studying at William Paterson she performed in ensembles directed by the late master of the piano, Mulgrew Miller, as well as Bill Mobley, Rich Perry, and Bill Goodwin among many others. For her last two semesters he was the pianist in the William Paterson Jazz Orchestra led by head of the WP Jazz Department, Dr. David Demsey. In this band she had the opportunity to perform with NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath and legendary jazz vibraphonist Steve Nelson. Kelly also received the Outstanding Graduate Music Student Award for her class. In June 2014 Kelly was chosen to be the pianist in the William Paterson Colombia Band, which toured three cities in Colombia, South America. In Colombia, the band taught at two week long jazz clinics and performed at three large concert halls.
 
Although Kelly just moved to New York City about two years ago, she performs and hosts weekly jam sessions at Cleopatra's Needle and Rue B in the city. She also had a solo performance every Saturday at the 9th Note Jazz Club in Stamford, CT where she opened up for jazz legends such as George Coleman, Jimmy Cobb, and Louis Hayes among many others.
 
Kelly has already performed at legendary clubs such as Blue Note, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, Apollo Theater, Smalls Jazz Club, Mezzrow, Fat Cat Jazz Bar, Zinc Bar, Rockwood Music Hall and Caffe Vivaldi among many other restaurants and venues in the city. She has performed in bands alongside established jazz musicians such as Christian McBride, Steve Wilson, Jimmy Heath, Steve Nelson, Bill Goodwin, Rich Perry, Winard Harper, Philip Harper, Stacy Dillard, Jonathan Barber, Josh Evans, Bruce Williams and Jovan Alexandre among others.

In addition to being an outstanding performer, Kelly is a wonderful educator. She teaches at the Jazz House Kids Summer Workshop and the William Paterson Jazz Workshop every year. In Jacksonville, she taught at the University of North Florida Jazz Workshops for four years. She currently teaches private lessons in New Jersey and New York for piano and is a Teaching Artist at Jazz House Kids.

Kelly’s latest project was recording her first jazz album featuring her originals and arrangements with her small group and her sextet featuring Christian McBride, Steve Nelson, Josh Evans, Noam Israeli, Tamir Shmerling, Jovan Alexandre, Matt Dwonszyk, Mike Troy, and Kush Abadey. She plans to release this record in 2017. With this album she strives to allow listeners to feel a sense of connectedness and relatability with the world, and seek comfort and relaxation in her music.

For more information and keep up to date with Kelly's musical journey please visit: www.kellygreenpiano.com

Curtis Nowosad Quintet

Curtis Nowosad Quintet

Music charge: $10 per person per set. 

Two-item minimum per person at tables. Reserve a table.


Photo credit: Rachel Boese

Photo credit: Rachel Boese

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Curtis Nowosad is a New York-based drummer, composer and bandleader. A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Nowosad has distinguished himself touring coast-to-coast with his quintet, and performing in the bands of such world-class musicians as Marc Cary, Philip Harper, Craig Harris and Jacques Schwarz-Bart, among others. In 2013 he recorded with NEA Jazz Master, Kenny Barron. His quintet’s critically-acclaimed, WCMA-winning and JUNO-nominated album Dialectics (Cellar Live, 2015) features Jimmy Greene, Derrick Gardner, Steve Kirby and Will Bonness. The album made DownBeat Magazine’s “Best of 2015” list, receiving a 4 1/2 star review (“...fiery and scalding one moment, breezy and swinging the next, and perpetually inventive throughout.”). The quintet’s debut album, The Skeptic & the Cynic (2012), featured special guest and two-time GRAMMY nominee Taylor Eigsti on piano. A recipient of several awards and scholarships, in 2014 Curtis performed in Amsterdam, NL as a winner of the Keep an Eye Jazz Award. He was twice selected to participate in Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and in 2012 attended the Banff Jazz Workshop. Nowosad is an alumnus of Manhattan School of Music and the University of Manitoba.

Sunday Brunch with Dandy Wellington

Sunday Brunch with Dandy Wellington

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Inspired by the Big Band Era of Jazz, Dandy Wellington and his Band have taken the sounds of the 1930’s and 40’s and created a world of well dressed music. With a passion for obscure songs steeped in the Jazz tradition, Dandy Wellington has assembled a catalog of music that invokes an atmosphere of class. From the golden age of cinema, to the bounce of New Orleans, each song is hand selected and played to perfection by a band cut from the cloth of elegance.

Singer Meets Saxophonist

Christopher McBride: saxophone

Jonathan Edward Thomas: organ

Curtis Nowosad: drums

This week's vocalist: TBA


ABOUT THE ARTIST

Superb alto saxophonist Christopher McBride has been slowly but steadily turning heads with his ubiquitous work as an invaluable sideman since the mid-aughts. Now Christopher is gaining respect amongst fans, critics and his peers as one of the most versatile musicians in the world. His 2012 debut album Quatuor de Force certainly establishes his ability to front a group and write his own soulful, melodically indelible tunes. Applauded for his ability to play in all musical situations, McBride has the ability to unleash a fiery attack and serrated tone, but on his recent album he explores a more measured, mellow sound heavily influenced by contemporary R&B—with a strong shot of Cannonball Adderley’s post-bop sensuality–but his improvising is very rigorous and cogent.

Starting his professional career in Chicago in 2007, Christopher has been in high demand as a musician and clinician, performing and teaching primarily in New York, Illinois, Missouri and various states throughout the country. Christopher has shared his musical gift with audiences across the globe, performing in China, England, France, Haiti, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Scotland, Spain and Switzerland. In addition, since moving to New York in 2013 his group The Whole Proof has played venues all over New York such as Smalls Jazz Club, Smoke Jazz Club, Ginny's Supper Club & Fat Cat. Throughout his career, Christopher has played with musical greats including Billy Preston, Antonio Hart, John Clayton, Jimmy Heath, Bobby Broom, Percy Gray, Roy Hargrove, Talib Kweli, Lupe Fiasco, Guy Sebastian, Jennifer Hudson, 88 Keys, Milton Mustafa, Winard Harper, and the Marquis Hill Blacktet. He now currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. 

Jerome Sabbagh Trio

ABOUT THE ARTIST

"Mr. Sabbagh avoided direct allusions to the saxophone totems. What he is working toward, simply and effectively, is a sincerely personal vocabulary."
–Nate Chinen, New York Times

Saxophonist and composer Jerome Sabbagh was born in Paris in 1973 and has been living in New York since 1995. A prolific forward-thinking composer, as well as a musician with a deep connection to the well of the jazz tradition, he has recorded six albums as a leader. Jerome Sabbagh was one of Paul Motian's last saxophone players. After one gig together, shortly before he passed, the legendary drummer asked him to play for a week at the Village Vanguard, in his "New Trio" with guitarist Ben Monder, in September 2011.

Jerome Sabbagh’s longstanding quartet with Ben Monder, Joe Martin and Ted Poor, a band which has been together since 2004, has released three albums, the critically acclaimed “North”, “Pogo" and "The Turn". Jerome has recorded an album exclusively devoted to standards, "One Two Three", in a saxophone trio setting with Ben Street and Rodney Green. Most Sundays, when he is in town, Jerome Sabbagh can be found at Grassroots Tavern in the East Village, playing with Adam Kolker, Jeremy Stratton and George Schuller, in what has become known as the Grassroots Jazz Effort. Jerome Sabbagh has shared the stage with Victor Lewis, Bill Stewart, Jeff Ballard, Greg Hutchinson, Billy Drummond, Justin Brown, Eliot Zigmund, Andrew Cyrille, Damion Reid, Reggie Workman, Vicente Archer, Matt Penman, Joe Sanders, Steve Cardenas, Lage Lund, Mike Moreno, Gilad Hekselman, Dan Tepfer, Pete Rende and Jean-Michel Pilc, among others. As a sideman, Jerome has been involved most notably with pianist Laurent Coq's quartet, Guillermo Klein's Los Guachos and the Marta Sanchez Quintet. He has played in some of the world's most famous festivals, including Newport, San Francisco, Paris, Tokyo and Medellin. In 2011, DownBeat included him in their "Rising Stars" list for tenor saxophone.

Christopher McBride And The Whole Proof

Christopher McBride And The Whole Proof

Music charge: $10 per person per set. 

Two-item minimum per person at tables. Reserve a table.


ABOUT THE ARTIST

Superb Alto Saxophonist Christopher McBride has been slowly but steadily turning heads with his ubiquitous work as an invaluable sideman since the mid-aughts. Now Christopher is gaining respect amongst fans, critics and his peers as one of the most versatile musicians in the world. His 2012 debut album Quatuor de Force certainly establishes his ability to front a group and write his own soulful, melodically indelible tunes. Applauded for his ability to play in all musical situations, McBride has the ability to unleash a fiery attack and serrated tone, but on his recent album he explores a more measured, mellow sound heavily influenced by contemporary R&B—with a strong shot of Cannonball Adderley’s post-bop sensuality–but his improvising is very rigorous and cogent.

Starting his professional career in Chicago in 2007, Christopher has been in high demand as a musician and clinician, performing and teaching primarily in New York, Illinois, Missouri and various states throughout the country. Christopher has shared his musical gift with audiences across the globe, performing in China, England, France, Haiti, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Scotland, Spain and Switzerland. In addition, since moving to New York in 2013 his group The Whole Proof has played venues all over New York such as Smalls Jazz Club, Smoke Jazz Club, Ginny's Supper Club & Fat Cat. Throughout his career, Christopher has played with musical greats including Billy Preston, Antonio Hart, John Clayton, Jimmy Heath, Bobby Broom, Percy Gray, Roy Hargrove, Talib Kweli, Lupe Fiasco, Guy Sebastian, Jennifer Hudson, 88 Keys, Milton Mustafa, Winard Harper, and the Marquis Hill Blacktet. He now currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. 

Sunday Brunch with Dandy Wellington

Sunday Brunch with Dandy Wellington

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Inspired by the Big Band Era of Jazz, Dandy Wellington and his Band have taken the sounds of the 1930’s and 40’s and created a world of well dressed music. With a passion for obscure songs steeped in the Jazz tradition, Dandy Wellington has assembled a catalog of music that invokes an atmosphere of class. From the golden age of cinema, to the bounce of New Orleans, each song is hand selected and played to perfection by a band cut from the cloth of elegance.

Singer Meets Saxophonist

Christopher McBride: saxophone

Jonathan Edward Thomas: organ

Curtis Nowosad: drums

This week's vocalist: TBA


ABOUT THE ARTIST

Superb alto saxophonist Christopher McBride has been slowly but steadily turning heads with his ubiquitous work as an invaluable sideman since the mid-aughts. Now Christopher is gaining respect amongst fans, critics and his peers as one of the most versatile musicians in the world. His 2012 debut album Quatuor de Force certainly establishes his ability to front a group and write his own soulful, melodically indelible tunes. Applauded for his ability to play in all musical situations, McBride has the ability to unleash a fiery attack and serrated tone, but on his recent album he explores a more measured, mellow sound heavily influenced by contemporary R&B—with a strong shot of Cannonball Adderley’s post-bop sensuality–but his improvising is very rigorous and cogent.

Starting his professional career in Chicago in 2007, Christopher has been in high demand as a musician and clinician, performing and teaching primarily in New York, Illinois, Missouri and various states throughout the country. Christopher has shared his musical gift with audiences across the globe, performing in China, England, France, Haiti, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Scotland, Spain and Switzerland. In addition, since moving to New York in 2013 his group The Whole Proof has played venues all over New York such as Smalls Jazz Club, Smoke Jazz Club, Ginny's Supper Club & Fat Cat. Throughout his career, Christopher has played with musical greats including Billy Preston, Antonio Hart, John Clayton, Jimmy Heath, Bobby Broom, Percy Gray, Roy Hargrove, Talib Kweli, Lupe Fiasco, Guy Sebastian, Jennifer Hudson, 88 Keys, Milton Mustafa, Winard Harper, and the Marquis Hill Blacktet. He now currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.