Brenon Parmar Quartet

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Brenon Parmar Quartet

Saturday, July 20, 2024 7:00pm

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Alto Saxophonist Brenon Parmar is an upcoming performer in the New York jazz scene.  He is currently on scholarship completing a masters degree in Jazz Performance at the Manhattan School of Music. He previously completed his bachelors degree in Jazz Performance at the University of Toronto. Brenon is looking forward to bringing his trio to Winnie’s Jazz Bar.

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Keith Chasin, Solo

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Keith Chasin, Solo

Saturday, July 20, 2024 3:00pm

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Keith Chasin is a pianist, arranger, and composer residing in Philadelphia. Hailing from Connecticut, he fell in love with the piano at the age of four. He continues this passion, performing at numerous venues around the United States, gracing the stages of venues like The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Birdland, and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. He can be heard on the radio on stations like Philadelphia’s WRTI 90.1FM performing his compositions and arrangements. 

Although young, he has made great strides in the jazz genre, sharing the stage with such luminaries as Jimmy Heath, Joe Lovano, Sean Jones, John Clayton, Bobby Watson, Rene Marie, Dick Oatts, and Larry McKenna

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The Modern Martinis

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The Modern Martinis

Friday, July 19, 2024 7:30pm

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The Modern Martinis are an eclectic jazz group based out of New York City featuring Melanie Goerlitz on vocals and Darin Brown on piano and vocals. It’s a vintage jazz sound with a modern twist where you can expect anything from Cole Porter to Amy Winehouse. Before they met, they both performed regularly across the entire globe including with orchestras and major acts. Once they met, there was no denying their chemistry. They both crossover into many styles of music, which keeps their shows interesting and fun. Their worldly vibe will take you from Paris to Rome and Rio in one evening. Melanie is classically trained but crosses all styles. Darin is very much at home with a Sinatra standard or Billy Joel classic. In other words, The Modern Martinis love to shake it up. Follow them on instagram: @modernmartinis.

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Mariella Price

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Mariella Price

Thursday, July 18, 2024 7:30pm

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Mariella Price is an award-winning songwriter and vocalist ( Billboard World Songwriting Contest Grand Prize 2008, John Lennon Songwriting Contest Finalist 2022, USA Songwriting Competition Finalist 2021) and has performed at Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert, and International Jazz Festivals. In 2015 Mariella led an all female jazz band on a goodwill tour through Nicaragua as cultural ambassadors for The State Department. She has also held residencies at The Top Of The Standard Hotel, The Gansevoort Hotel, The Knickerbocker Hotel, and Tavern On The Green. She has been featured on Sesame Street seasons 40 and 41, and in Elmo’s Music Magic DVD as well as the Grammy Nominated album Fu Chronicles. A genre-busting artist, Mariella is also the co-founder  and co-host of critically acclaimed and long running hip hop jam session, Freestyle Mondays. Chances are you’ve heard her on radio and the dance floor from her collaborations with Mark de Clive Lowe, Nickodemus, Sabo, and DJ Vadim among others.

Mariella is also the founder of Jazz Baby Music- classes, and concerts combining her love of jazz standards, popular music, and multi-sensory play.

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Stew Cutler & Friends

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Stew Cutler & Friends

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 7:30 pm

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In a career spanning over 4 decades, jazz/blues/gospel guitarist/composer Stew Cutler has established himself as a bandleader, composer and teacher. With 7 record releases to his credit as a bandleader and countless sessions
as a sideman, Cutler’s prolific career is a walk-through musical history.

Stew Cutler was born and raised in New York City and through his innate musical talents, found the guitar at an early age. The guitar and Cutler were destined to be together and at 19 years old, Cutler landed his first job with blues legend Z.Z. Hill. Over time, Cutler immersed himself in studying music and soon thereafter was working with instrumental avant-garde artists Bobby Previte and Eliot Sharp. Cutler moved to Woodstock, NY and worked with bassist Harvey Brooks along with many well-known artists that were emerging in that musical kaleidoscope.

Cutler has worked as a sideman with many musical greats including Percy Sledge, Eddie Floyd, Wilson Pickett, Fontella Bass (featured on Bass’ Grammy nominated album No Ways Tired), Earl King, Jimmy Castor and many more. Cutler has also worked with jazz greats David Sanborn, Bill Frisell, Lester Bowie, Charlie Hunter, Wayne Horvitz to name a few as well as artists as diverse as Meatloaf, Jeb Loy Nichols, David Fanshawe, Sweet Georgia Brown, and Jimmy Dale Gilmore among others.

Cutler’s first two releases, *“Trio Music”* on Fountainbleu records and *“Insignia” *on the Naim label, showcased the identifiable sound that Cutler developed by combining R&B, jazz, melody and noise. With his 3rd release, “So* “Many Streams”* (Fountainbleu), Cutler gets back to basics by digging into the blues and American roots. Cutler’s 4th release titled *”Trio Live” *features Cutler’s guitar prowess in an incredible live performance. His 5th release titled *”After Hours”*, finds Cutler paying tribute to his jazz and soul roots. His 2017 critically acclaimed release titled* “Every Sunday Night” *is a studio recording that captures Cutler’s working band that has a standing Sunday night residency at Arthur’s Tavern in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Cutler is supported by his working band organization including Bobby Harden vocals, Nick Semrad organ, Jullian Pollack organ, Chulo Gatewood bass, Bill McClellan drums and JT Bowen vocal.

In 2018 Cutler was invited to perform on the last European tour of Queen Esther Marrow and the Harlem Gospel Singers. Cutler has been a band member since 2012. Gospel music fans came out to see this legendary performer who received critical acclaim along with a number of notable mentions of Stew’s soulful guitar stylings.

In 2019 Cutlers’ can be found on the soundtrack of Martin Scorsese’s latest film “The Irishman”. Cutler is performing the standard “How High The Moon”. Cutlers’ recognizable sound evokes a dreamlike mood which fits the scene perfectly and is one of the musical highlights in the film. Also in 2019 Cutler was cast as part of the soundtrack for the streaming Amazon TV series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. An American comedy/drama set in the late 1950’s portraying a New York housewife who finds she has a knack for comedy. You can hear Cutler’s playing on the soundtrack of season 2 and 3 and in the upcoming season 4 episode, Cutler will be on camera as well as the soundtrack, featured in the strip club house band, The Wolford Band.

On April 22, 2022 Cutler released his latest recording, “*The Blues From Another Angle*.” A critically acclaimed eclectic mix of originals and covers featuring legendary guitarist Mike Stern and master harmonica player, James Montgomery. This could be Cutlers’ finest recording to date. *The Blues From Another Angle* showcases a room full of top-notch musicians including drummer Bill McClellan, keyboardist Tom Wilson, bassists Booker King and Chulo Gatewood, saxophonist Steve Elson plus vocalists Bobby Harden and Mary Jean Cutler, Stew’s wife. Also showcasing their prowess on the album are guest artists Mike Stern blazing through a guitar solo on “Blews” and James Montgomery making the harmonic sing on “Say What You Mean.” Among the many highlights on *The Blues From Another Angle*, most of which were written or co-written by Cutler, are: the scorching “Night Shift Blues”, which also features Cutler on lead vocals; a fiery cover of Tyrone Davis’ mega-hit “Can I Change My Mind” featuring Bobby Harden on the microphone; the deliciously rhythmic “Get It While You Can” featuring Mary Jean Cutler on lead vocals; a soulful instrumental, “The Passing of RR Moore,” that pays tribute to the late comedian-actor-singer Rudy Ray Moore; and the jazzy album-closer “Shine or Rain.”

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Ken Hatfield & Eric Hoffman

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Ken Hatfield

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 7:00pm

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Song stylist and trombonist Eric Hoffman and award-winning composer and guitarist Ken
Hatfield have performed together for over a decade. They will perform songs from their
extensive repertoire, including music from their 2023 release, Stirrings Still, which deftly
balances introspective originals with fresh takes on standards, both familiar and unexpected.
Ken Hatfield is a leading proponent of jazz played on the classical guitar. Described as “a
veritable Picasso of the jazz guitar world” (20 th Century Guitar), and “one of the most skilled,
creative, and original guitarist/composers currently recording” (Acoustic Guitar), Hatfield is
known for his formidable fingerstyle technique and original compositional voice that draws on
influences as diverse as jazz, blues, classical, Brazilian, and Appalachian music. His important
contributions as a composer have earned him wide recognition, including the prestigious ASCAP
Foundation Jazz Vanguard Award for “innovative and distinctive music that is charting new
directions in jazz” (2006).
Arthur Circle Music has released ten albums with Ken performing his original works, and six
books of his compositions. Mel Bay published his instructional book Jazz and the Classical
Guitar: Theory and Application and features his works in Contemporary Guitar Composers of the
Americas and Master Anthology of Jazz Guitar Solos, Vol. III. Ken’s compositions and writings
have also appeared in numerous jazz and guitar publications, including DownBeat, Acoustic
Guitar, and Just Jazz Guitar.
In addition to composing for ensembles he leads, his compositional experience includes
commissioned ballet scores for Judith Jamison, The Washington Ballet Company, and the
Maurice Béjart Ballet Company, and scores for television and film, including Eugene Richards’
award-winning documentary but, the day came. Ken has performed in a variety of venues
ranging from the JVC Jazz Festival, the Smithsonian Institution and Carnegie Hall to intimate jazz
clubs such as Birdland and 55 Bar. He has performed and/or recorded with a diverse list of
international artists, including Charlie Byrd, Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff, Chico Hamilton,
Melissa Manchester, Stephanie Mills, Pat Benatar, Charles Aznavour, Bob Cranshaw, Grady
Tate, Marcus Miller, João Donato, Ben E. King, Eddie Kendricks, Marlena Shaw, Z.Z. Hill, and
Toni Braxton.

Eric Hoffman is a distinctive song stylist with an impressive vocal range. Whether employing an
intimate whisper or his full-voice baritone, he is a master of many styles, convincingly
interpreting genres from jazz to Broadway and everything in between. From Flint, Michigan,
and an Interlochen Arts Academy graduate, Hoffman comes from a musical family. At an early
age he began singing with his grandparents in their church choir. At age ten he took up the
Lowrey 88 Organ before moving on to the trombone. He was a featured singer with big bands
on various cruise lines, working with performers such as Jack Jones, The Spinners, Vic Damone,
and Steve Allen. After moving to New York, Hoffman became a trombonist and featured male
vocalist with Supersound, former Dizzy Gillespie drummer Charli Persip’s big band, appearing

on Persip’s recording Intrinsic Evolution. Eric is a protégé of the legendary Marilyn Maye, who
directed his New York cabaret debut, “A New Nightclub Act,” in 2017. He has performed in a
variety of contexts and ensembles with guitarist Ken Hatfield for the past decade, including
their 2023 duo release Stirrings Still. Eric’s previous albums include Introducing Eric Hoffman
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Jazz Jam with John Lang

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Jazz Jam with the John Lang Quartet

Monday, July 15, 2024 7pm

About John Lang

Bassist John Lang offers a distinguished resume in performance, arranging and composition. Lang is most recognized in New York as a straight-ahead bassist. He hosted the Burgundy Wine Jazz Duets Series for 8 years in the early 2000s, featuring such modern-days stars as Saul Rubin, Ehud Asherie, Kris Kaiser, Yotam Silberstein, Jeremy Manasia, Nat Harris, Vito Dieterle, Larry Ham, Tardo Hammer, Michael Moore and Randy Napolean. Lang’s quintet has performed at Smalls, The Jazz Forum, Fat Cat, Little Branch, Times Square Café, The Hawaiian Tropic Room and Toons.

Lang founded La Onda Va Bien, the Latin jazz ensemble that recorded 2003’s “La Vuelta,” featuring 10 of his original songs. His second CD, “Lend Me Your Ears,” premiered at Smalls in 2009 and was called “a rare collection of swing and modernity” by reviewer Scott Yanow. Lang is a member of the Kolotov Mocktails, a modern jazz band comprised of stellar jazz musicians from across the United States. The band’s 2020 debut recording “Ivy Hall,” is enjoying radio play and positive reviews from fans and critics alike. He released “Now Ear This,” his first electric project, to rave reviews in 2021. “NET” features 9 original songs as well as fresh arrangements of “Pusherman” and “Four on Six” and was produced by jazz legend John Patitucci. Modern drumming powerhouse Richie Morales noted the album’s “clear arrangements, great solos and tight ensemble work. Take a listen!” Lang is currently a member of the Kolotov Mocktails, a new American jazz band. Their debut recording, “Ivy Hall” is enjoying radio play and critical acclaim in America and Europe.

Lang has recorded and arranged for many Broadway singers including Natalie Toro and Rita Harvey, as well as for the cast recordings of Fat Camp and the Adventures of Flat Stanley. His big band arrangements were featured in the 2006 production of “Little Jack Frost,” a recreation of a 1940s radio show, and he has toured internationally with the Jack Cassidy and Adrienne Hindmarsh trios.

Lang also doubles on electric bass and in that capacity has performed and recorded with Kinny Landrum and the Gumbo Roux, Cady Huffman, Mary Ann Renza, Rocksteady, Stolen Moments, and Sis Boom Bah.

He has served on the faculty of the Music Conservatory of Westchester since 2014, and maintains a healthy roster of private students. In the fall 2020 he began studies as SUNY Purchase for a master’s in jazz performance under bassist Doug Weiss. Lang resides in the Hudson River Valley, just north of New York City, with his wife Damaris and son Milo.

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Gabriel Schillinger

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Gabriel Schillinger

Saturday, July 13, 2024 3:00pm

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Born and raised in San Francisco, now based in NYC, Gabriel showcases a catalogue of original music, jazz standards, and arrangements of works by Bill Evans, Chick Corea, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Cedar Walton, and Keith Jarrett. Gabriel honors the history of these master pianists with performances that are both soulful and hard-hitting. You’ll find him performing almost every night with distinguished jazz musicians at household New York City jazz venues including The Django, Ornithology, The Harlem Jazz Museum, Chelsea Table and Stage, Cellar Dog, and more.

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The Juliet Set (Juliet Ewing)

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The Juliet Set 

Friday, July 12, 2024 7:00 pm

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Ron Drotos on piano
Yoshi Waki on bass

“The Juliet Set”-Juliet Ewing is a NYC jazz vocalist who expertly
sings “vintage tunes for the modern age” revisiting the great jazz
standards and American Songbook favorites with fresh
interpretations. Juliet has a crush on all things “Gershwin” with a
special set of famous tunes and rare gems from the George and Ira
Gershwin songbook.
Juliet has appeared NYC Clubs and jazz spots such as Joe's Pub,
54 Below, Birdland Jazz, Tavern on the Green, Winnie’s
Jazz Bar, Prohibition and the Triad Theater. She had sold out
shows at the Laurie Beechman Theater in NYC and with Ron
Drotos sold out the Jazz on Main club in Westchester. Juliet and
Ron’s jazz and pop recordings can be heard regularly on WERB
global radio on the jazz program. Juliet has appeared on Broadway,
in tours across the US and Europe in leading roles in Broadway
musicals. www.julietewing.com Facebook/Instagram: thejulietset

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