Contemporary Adults

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Contemporary Adults

Thursday, May 23, 2024 6:30pm

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Contemporary Adults hit with the Hits, and always add a fun twist.  Izaak Mills (sax) and Seth Myers (upright bass) have been collaborating for over 10 years to bring people an extremely varied and dynamic repertoire of songs and grooves.  Together with Charlie Steiner on drums, the trio flows between roles.  Whether it’s time for a throbbing dance party or elegant background vibes, Contemporary Adults has something for everyone.

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Philippe Lemm

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Philippe Lemm

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 9:30pm

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“Winner of the International B-Jazz Competition and Winner of Best Solist Prize. The Philippe Lemm Trio is continually proving to be one of the most exciting and electrifying jazz trio’s around today. Led at the helm by drummer Philippe Lemm, the group met in New York in 2011, and after one session together, realized that their undeniable chemistry was one that needed to be taken and shared with the world.

Comprised of three musicians with exceptional command of their instruments, the group’s repertoire draws heavily from re-imaginations of jazz standards in a way that both defies genre and corresponds to any modern jazz fan.
The group uses their trust and understanding of one another’s musical tendencies to create passionate musical soundscapes, which range from traditional jazz to the progressive rock/classical-influenced music.
Hearing the trio is a special and unforgettable experience, and you will be captivated after listening to one piece.”
Their TV appearance on the TV-show Vrije Geluiden led to sold out concerts throughout The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany on the first half of their European CD release tour.
The trio has performed on stages like: North Sea Jazz FestivalBlue Note Note NYC, Kennedy Center, Ronnie Scotts, Pori Jazz Festival and Concertgebouw

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Stew Cutler & Friends

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Stew Cutler & Friends

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 6:30 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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Jake G & The Soul Vibrance

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 7:00 PM

Jake G and the Soul Vibrance

Jake G And The Soul Vibrance embody a throwback spirit, appealing to both the older and younger generations. The band provides a sense of nostalgia to those who yearn for the day when one could turn on mainstream FM radio and expect to hear a great song. Their repertoire includes well known hits as well as more obscure tunes.

The face of the band is lead vocalist Jake G aka Jacob Gold. Mr. Gold is a native of Flatbush, Brooklyn which means he was raised in flava’-filled enviornment. He feels it is his appointed duty to inject this inherited flava’ into all those that may cross his path. He possesses the earthy vocal style which authentically represents the genre.

Amos has performed in various renowned venues, such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, Blue Note Jazz Festival, B.B. King’s Blues Club, the Iridium Jazz Club, the 92nd Street YMCA, the New York Public Library, the Smithsonian Museum, Rockwood Music Hall, Webster Hall, the Manderley Bar at the McKittrick Hotel, The Gansevoort Park Ave Rooftop, the St. Regis Hotel., and many more.

Amos Rose has had the pleasure of collaborating with Tatiana Eva-Marie, Cyrille Aimee, Sasha Masakowski, Keita Ogawa, Clarice Assad, Dominic Farinacci, Matt Munisteri, Sam Dillon, Bernard Purdie, Christine Cherry, Spiral Jetty Club, the Ben Kogan Band, Joanna Sternberg, Megg Farrell, and Adrian DiMatteo.

 

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Jazz Jam with John Lang

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Jazz Jam with the John Lang Quartet

Monday, May 20, 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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The Smoke Rings Trio

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The Smoke Rings Trio

Sunday, May 19, 2024 3:00pm

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The Smoke Rings evokes the elegance and charm of the Jazz and Swing Eras. Anchored by the unique vocals of Sarah King, the group specializes in songs from The Great American Song Book.

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The Juliet Set (Juliet Ewing)

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The Juliet Set 

Saturday, May 18, 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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Gabriel Schillinger

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Gabriel Schillinger

Saturday, May 18, 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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Dan Pearson and the Refinery Raggers

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Dan Pearson and the Refinery Raggers

Friday, May 17, 2023 7:00pm

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“I wanted to play trumpet but Mr Albano, my 4th grade band teacher, said I have to play saxophone. So here I am years later still having a go at it”
Between the fourth grade in NYC public school and now, Dan studied music at The Hartt School and The Manhattan School of Music, then went on to performing all over the country and globe. More currently in NYC Dan has been going back and performing a lot of early jazz with some of New York’s finest traditional jazz musicians  like Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, The Grove Street Stompers and Terry Waldo’s Gotham City Band. Dan is very excited to bring many of these same superb musicians to Winnie’s Jazz Bar!

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Richard Cortez

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Richard Cortez

Thursday, May 16, 2024 9:30pm

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Cortez, known for his ambition and extensive knowledge of The Great American Songbook, has shared the bandstand with some of New York City’s most celebrated and respected musicians — Sullivan Fortner, Adam Birnbaum, Paul Gill, Peter Bernstein, Grant Stewart, Alexander Claffy, Joe Farnsworth, Jerry Weldon, Joe Strasser, Nicole Glover, Russell Hall and Emmet Cohen — to name a few.

Splitting his time between a number of weekly residencies at iconic LGBT venues across the city—among them: Club Cumming, Metropolitan Bar, and Rebar—Cortez has focused and refined his artistry while growing his wide fan-base. Recent performances in distinguished productions such as Live at Emmet’s Place with the Emmet Cohen Trio, or Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz at Pride with drummer/bandleader Bryan Carter, have marked the vocalist’s career for success.

Cortez’s openly gay renderings of timeless treasures by Cole Porter, Billie Holiday, Jerome Kern, and so many others deliver sweetness, self-assuredness and disarming vulnerability with a well-timed wit. Richard breathes exciting new life into this beloved material, forever reminding us that as we progress as a society, so do our stories told within these sacred songs.

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