LIVESTREAM: Russell Malone Quartet

LIVESTREAM: Russell Malone Quartet

Fri, May 24

Livestreams are Available for 48 Hours in Every Time Zone Russell Malone – guitar Rick Germanson – piano Vincent DuPont – drums Neal Smith – drums “Russell Malone has the storytelling skills of a great singer, perhaps a legacy of his many years with Harry Connick, Jr. and Diana Krall. – The Times (UK) Guitar master Russell Malone leads his popular quartet with pianist Rick Germanson, bassist Vincent Dupont, and drummer Neal Smith. Malone is a musician deeply rooted in the blues and bebop, and his soulfully swinging approach is just one of many reasons why he is so popular. Chicago Tribune states, “Though he spikes his solos with occasional running lines, it’s gently rolled chords and lush sequences of harmonies that ultimately define his work,” and Jazz Times describes him as “an uncommonly sensitive interpreter of ballads.” 

LIVESTREAM: Russell Malone Quartet

LIVESTREAM: Russell Malone Quartet

Sat, May 25

Livestreams are Available for 48 Hours in Every Time Zone Russell Malone – guitar Rick Germanson – piano Vincent DuPont – drums Neal Smith – drums “Russell Malone has the storytelling skills of a great singer, perhaps a legacy of his many years with Harry Connick, Jr. and Diana Krall. – The Times (UK) Guitar master Russell Malone leads his popular quartet with pianist Rick Germanson, bassist Vincent Dupont, and drummer Neal Smith. Malone is a musician deeply rooted in the blues and bebop, and his soulfully swinging approach is just one of many reasons why he is so popular. Chicago Tribune states, “Though he spikes his solos with occasional running lines, it’s gently rolled chords and lush sequences of harmonies that ultimately define his work,” and Jazz Times describes him as “an uncommonly sensitive interpreter of ballads.” 

LIVESTREAM: Nicholas Payton Trio

LIVESTREAM: Nicholas Payton Trio

Fri, May 31

Livestreams are Available for 48 Hours in Every Time Zone Nicholas Payton – trumpet, piano & keyboards Peter Washington – bass Kenny Washington – drums “Payton's genius virtuosity captivated both faithful fans and anyone in the NPR crowd just discovering his music for the first time. – NPR Multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Payton reunites the trio—with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington—that recorded his acclaimed Smoke live album live Relaxin’ with Nick. A multi-instrumental virtuoso from New Orleans, Payton is a master trumpeter (and pianist) who brings insight, inspiration, and passion to a wide spectrum of Black American Music. Over the years, he has recorded and performed with Wynton Marsalis, Dr. Michael White, Christian McBride, Joshua Redman, Roy Hargrove, Doc Cheatham, and Joe Henderson, among many others, and is widely considered one of the most important artists of our time. In a review, the Chicago Tribune states, “No descriptive label or category could be affixed to Payton’s solos, which were as brashly original as they were technically imposing.” 

LIVESTREAM: Nicholas Payton Trio

LIVESTREAM: Nicholas Payton Trio

Sat, Jun 01

Livestreams are Available for 48 Hours in Every Time Zone Nicholas Payton – trumpet, piano & keyboards Peter Washington – bass Kenny Washington – drums “Payton's genius virtuosity captivated both faithful fans and anyone in the NPR crowd just discovering his music for the first time. – NPR Multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Payton reunites the trio—with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington—that recorded his acclaimed Smoke live album live Relaxin’ with Nick. A multi-instrumental virtuoso from New Orleans, Payton is a master trumpeter (and pianist) who brings insight, inspiration, and passion to a wide spectrum of Black American Music. Over the years, he has recorded and performed with Wynton Marsalis, Dr. Michael White, Christian McBride, Joshua Redman, Roy Hargrove, Doc Cheatham, and Joe Henderson, among many others, and is widely considered one of the most important artists of our time. In a review, the Chicago Tribune states, “No descriptive label or category could be affixed to Payton’s solos, which were as brashly original as they were technically imposing.” 

LIVESTREAM: Vijay Iyer Trio

LIVESTREAM: Vijay Iyer Trio

Fri, Jun 07

Vijay Iyer – piano Harish Raghavan – bass Jeremy Dutton – drums “Trailblazing… one of his generation’s brightest jazz luminaries.”
– Time Out New York Vijay Iyer was described as a “social conscience, multimedia collaborator, system builder, rhapsodist, historical thinker, and multicultural gateway” by The New York Times. He is also one of the most celebrated and renowned pianists and composers of the 21st century. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, among many accolades, and was named Downbeat’s Jazz Artist of the Year four times in the last decade. He was called “an American treasure” by Minnesota Public Radio and has been praised by Pitchfork as “one of the best in the world at what he does.” His trio features bassist Harish Raghavan and drummer Jeremy Dutton. 

LIVESTREAM: Vijay Iyer Trio

LIVESTREAM: Vijay Iyer Trio

Sat, Jun 08

Vijay Iyer – piano Harish Raghavan – bass Jeremy Dutton – drums “Trailblazing… one of his generation’s brightest jazz luminaries.”
– Time Out New York Vijay Iyer was described as a “social conscience, multimedia collaborator, system builder, rhapsodist, historical thinker, and multicultural gateway” by The New York Times. He is also one of the most celebrated and renowned pianists and composers of the 21st century. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, among many accolades, and was named Downbeat’s Jazz Artist of the Year four times in the last decade. He was called “an American treasure” by Minnesota Public Radio and has been praised by Pitchfork as “one of the best in the world at what he does.” His trio features bassist Harish Raghavan and drummer Jeremy Dutton. 

LIVESTREAM: Eric Reed Quintet

LIVESTREAM: Eric Reed Quintet

Fri, Jun 14

Giveton Gellin – trumpet John Beshay – tenor saxophone Eric Reed – piano Nick Jozwiak – bass Ethan Kogan – drums “Eric Reed has fully established himself in the forefront of jazz pianists.” – All About Jazz Pianist Eric Reed leads an exciting young quintet featuring trumpeter Giveton Gellin, saxophonist John Beshay, bassist Nick Jozwiak, and drummer Ethan Kogan. His latest album, Black, Brown, and Blue, celebrates the rich and diverse music of composers of color. Reed calls the work a personal milestone and “the culmination of my life thus far. I’m freer than I’ve ever been in my personal life, and I’m freer than I’ve ever been in my music. I’m accepting who I am. I love who I am. And as I continue to evolve – my artistry, my sexuality, and my overall humanity – my music will continue to become more and more personal.” A widely respected and popular musician and mentor, Reed first rose to fame with Wynton Marsalis and has performed with artists as varied as Jessye Norman, Quincy Jones, and Patti Labelle. His perpetually swinging and sophisticated style has made him one of the important ambassadors of the music. 

LIVESTREAM: Eric Reed Quintet

LIVESTREAM: Eric Reed Quintet

Sat, Jun 15

Giveton Gellin – trumpet John Beshay – tenor saxophone Eric Reed – piano Nick Jozwiak – bass Ethan Kogan – drums “Eric Reed has fully established himself in the forefront of jazz pianists.” – All About Jazz Pianist Eric Reed leads an exciting young quintet featuring trumpeter Giveton Gellin, saxophonist John Beshay, bassist Nick Jozwiak, and drummer Ethan Kogan. His latest album, Black, Brown, and Blue, celebrates the rich and diverse music of composers of color. Reed calls the work a personal milestone and “the culmination of my life thus far. I’m freer than I’ve ever been in my personal life, and I’m freer than I’ve ever been in my music. I’m accepting who I am. I love who I am. And as I continue to evolve – my artistry, my sexuality, and my overall humanity – my music will continue to become more and more personal.” A widely respected and popular musician and mentor, Reed first rose to fame with Wynton Marsalis and has performed with artists as varied as Jessye Norman, Quincy Jones, and Patti Labelle. His perpetually swinging and sophisticated style has made him one of the important ambassadors of the music. 

LIVESTREAM: Louis Hayes & the Cannonball Legacy Band

LIVESTREAM: Louis Hayes & the Cannonball Legacy Band

Fri, Jun 21

Jeremy Pelt – trumpet Vincent Herring – alto saxophone Rick Germanson – piano Dezron Douglas – bass Louis Hayes – drums “Drummer Louis Hayes elevates the music from within, using finesse and hip nuance rather than playing on top of it with overt chops.”
– JazzTimes Living legend Louis Hayes returns with the incredible Cannonball Legacy Band with trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, also saxophonist Vincent Herring, pianist Rick Germanson, and bassist Dezron Douglas. “Hayes’ drumming is as superb and as youthful as ever.” writes All About Jazz. Born and raised in Detroit, Hayes moved to New York in 1956 to replace Arthur Taylor in the Horace Silver Quintet; he recorded five classic Blue Note albums with Silver before joining Cannonball Adderley in 1959 for an equally momentous six-year stint. The drummer’s remarkable career also includes extended stays with the legendary trios of Oscar Peterson and McCoy Tyner and, more recently, with this esteemed group, the Cannonball Legacy Band, which he co-founded. 

LIVESTREAM: Louis Hayes & the Cannonball Legacy Band

LIVESTREAM: Louis Hayes & the Cannonball Legacy Band

Sat, Jun 22

Jeremy Pelt – trumpet Vincent Herring – alto saxophone Rick Germanson – piano Dezron Douglas – bass Louis Hayes – drums “Drummer Louis Hayes elevates the music from within, using finesse and hip nuance rather than playing on top of it with overt chops.”
– JazzTimes Living legend Louis Hayes returns with the incredible Cannonball Legacy Band with trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, also saxophonist Vincent Herring, pianist Rick Germanson, and bassist Dezron Douglas. “Hayes’ drumming is as superb and as youthful as ever.” writes All About Jazz. Born and raised in Detroit, Hayes moved to New York in 1956 to replace Arthur Taylor in the Horace Silver Quintet; he recorded five classic Blue Note albums with Silver before joining Cannonball Adderley in 1959 for an equally momentous six-year stint. The drummer’s remarkable career also includes extended stays with the legendary trios of Oscar Peterson and McCoy Tyner and, more recently, with this esteemed group, the Cannonball Legacy Band, which he co-founded. 

LIVESTREAM: Steve Turre Sextet “Sanyas” Record Release

LIVESTREAM: Steve Turre Sextet “Sanyas” Record Release

Fri, Jun 28

Steve Turre – trombone & shells Nicholas Payton – trumpet Ron Blake – saxophones Christian Sands – piano Buster Williams – drums Lenny White – drums “The jazz world needs more Steve Turres. A powerful technician with a quick wit, Turre is perhaps the leading trombonist of this generation.”
– Rolling Stone Steve Turre, trombone master and innovating performer on seashells, celebrates the release of his exciting new album, Saynas, which is surprisingly his first live recording in 50 years as a leader. Its title was inspired by the brightly colored robes of the Sanyasi, Hindu monks who have renounced worldly goods and pursuits. It also happens to be Turre’s first recorded composition and first solo on Woody Shaw’s 1975 release The Moontrane. Downbeat says, “Few artists ‘own’ their instrument to the degree that trombonist Steve Turre does. Whether playing the music of Rahsaan Roland Kirk, performing as a member of the Saturday Night Live house band, or with one of his own units, his voice is distinctive and memorable." He convenes an impressive and historic sextet for the occasion with music legends bassist Buster Williams and drummer Lenny White, joined by trumpeter Nicholas Payton, saxophonist and SNL band colleague Ron Blake, and pianist Christian Sands. 

LIVESTREAM: Steve Turre Sextet “Sanyas” Record Release

LIVESTREAM: Steve Turre Sextet “Sanyas” Record Release

Sat, Jun 29

Steve Turre – trombone & shells Nicholas Payton – trumpet Ron Blake – saxophones Christian Sands – piano Buster Williams – drums Lenny White – drums “The jazz world needs more Steve Turres. A powerful technician with a quick wit, Turre is perhaps the leading trombonist of this generation.”
– Rolling Stone Steve Turre, trombone master and innovating performer on seashells, celebrates the release of his exciting new album, Saynas, which is surprisingly his first live recording in 50 years as a leader. Its title was inspired by the brightly colored robes of the Sanyasi, Hindu monks who have renounced worldly goods and pursuits. It also happens to be Turre’s first recorded composition and first solo on Woody Shaw’s 1975 release The Moontrane. Downbeat says, “Few artists ‘own’ their instrument to the degree that trombonist Steve Turre does. Whether playing the music of Rahsaan Roland Kirk, performing as a member of the Saturday Night Live house band, or with one of his own units, his voice is distinctive and memorable." He convenes an impressive and historic sextet for the occasion with music legends bassist Buster Williams and drummer Lenny White, joined by trumpeter Nicholas Payton, saxophonist and SNL band colleague Ron Blake, and pianist Christian Sands.