October 17 2018

Sunset Jazz in October

New York-Standard Sounds
Join us for Sunset Jazz at Top of The Standard, bringing the best of the New York scene to the skyline.
Wednesday, October 3rd
Jon Davis Duo
Pianist and composer Jon Davis has been performing and touring with the world's finest jazz musicians for over 25 years and has appeared on more than 50 recordings. Most widely known for his association with legendary bassist Jaco Pastorius, Davis has shown a rare versatility that ranges from solo to big band. He has performed with such artists as the John Handy Quartet, Johnny Coles, Buddy Montgomery, as well as jazz legends Joe Henderson, Milt Jackson, and Stan Getz.

Friday, October 5th 
The Hot Toddies
The Hot Toddies are a hot new jazz and swing band based in New York City playing music of the 1920s-1940s, most often as a quintet or sextet with some of the top jazz musicians in town!
Saturday, October 6th
David Bryant Trio
New York pianist, composer and multi-instrumentalist David Bryant is a world-class artist who combines his extensive knowledge of the jazz tradition and other diverse musical idioms with an individualistic approach and sound. He has recently recorded projects with Steve Davis, Myron Walden, and Abraham Burton and is currently recording and performing various projects of his own.
Tuesday, October 9th
The Smoke Rings
The Smoke Rings evoke the elegance and charm of the swing era. Anchored by the unique vocals of Sarah King, the group specializes in songs from The Great American Song Book. The Smoke Rings have played to huge crowds at festivals and for the past six years, the band has been performing weekly at Top of The Standard. 
Wednesday, October 10th
Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers
Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers seamlessly incorporate elements of Dixieland, Harlem swing, Parisian cabaret, and gut-bucket-blues into one charming musical performance. Saxophonist Ryan Weisheit reimagines a world where Sidney Bechet, Lester Young, and Charlie Parker blow side-by-side. Together Sweet Megg, Ryan, and all The Wayfarers create a world where jazz is alive and living in New York.
Thursday, October 11th
Takuya Nakamura Group
Takuya Nakamura was born in Japan and moved to New York in the 90s. A multi-instrumentist, composer, and producer, he is considered a pioneer of the sci-fi du noir genre, which is a mix of lo-fi, jazz analog, and space techno. He has collaborated with musicians like Coco Rosie, The Brooklyn Gypsies GZA of Wu-Tang Clan, David Byrne, Laurie Anderson, Quincy Jones, and many more.

Saturday, October 13th
Yacine Boulares Quartet
Yacine Boulares is a French-Tunisian saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer based in New York. After studying at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, he soon understood the necessity to get to the roots of jazz, and in 2009 he was granted a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. In New York, Yacine got to learn from the likes of Chris Cheek, Donny McCaslin and Reggie Workman, but was also exposed to a myriad of new music genres. Soon he became part of ex Fela Kuti drummer Jojo Kuo's Afrobeat Collective, late Cameroonian singer Martino Atangana's African Blue Note, and Tabou Combo. 
Monday, October 15th
LYC Trio  
LYC trio is comprised of Chris Egan (drums), Leon Boykins (bass) and Yosef Munro (piano). They're light and easygoing, and as likely to play Black Sabbath as they are to play Duke Ellington or Madonna.
The Standard
Tuesday, October 16th
The Smoke Rings
The Smoke Rings evoke the elegance and charm of the swing era. Anchored by the unique vocals of Sarah King, the group specializes in songs from The Great American Song Book. The Smoke Rings have played to huge crowds at festivals and for the past six years, the band has been performing weekly at Top of The Standard. 
Wednesday, October 17th
Dario Boente Duo
Immersed in the culture of tango and jazz, Argentine pianist and composer Dario Boente is a musician who is equally at home performing romantic Argentine and jazz compositions on a grand piano as he is programming world-beat electronica. Since moving to NYC in 1999, Dario has released ten albums and compilations and worked with world class jazz musicians such as Antonio Sanchez, Ronny Jordan, and Fernando Otero, and DJs such as Louie Vega and Kerri Chandler. 
Thursday, October 18th
Endea Owens
A Detroit native, Endea Owens is a vibrant up-and-coming bassist. She has been mentored by the likes of Marcus Belgrave, Rodney Whitaker, and Marion Hayden and has worked with hip-hop group The Blat Pack. As a recent graduate of Michigan State University, Endea has had the opportunity to do music exchange programs with Cuba's Colegio San Geronimo and Trinidad's University of Trinidad and Tobago.
19- Linus Olsson Trio
Saturday, October 20th 
The Hot Toddies
The Hot Toddies are a hot new jazz and swing band based in New York City playing music of the 1920s-1940s, most often as a quintet or sextet with some of the top jazz musicians in town!
Monday, October 22nd
Mariella
Mariella is a soulful vocalist and mainstay of the New York City circuit. Her masterful songwriting has earned her accolades worldwide, including being named Billboard World Songwriting Contest's Grand Prize Winner in 2008, and a John Lennon Songwriting Contest Honorable Mention. She is also the co-creator and co-host of one of NYC’s longest-running and most critically acclaimed hip-hop jam session, Freestyle Mondays. 
Tuesday, October 23rd
Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers
Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers seamlessly incorporate elements of Dixieland, Harlem swing, Parisian cabaret, and gut-bucket-blues into one charming musical performance. Saxophonist Ryan Weisheit reimagines a world where Sidney Bechet, Lester Young, and Charlie Parker blow side-by-side. Together Sweet Megg, Ryan, and all The Wayfarers create a world where jazz is alive and living in New York.
Thursday, October 25th
Takuya Nakamura Group
Takuya Nakamura was born in Japan and moved to New York in the 90s. A multi-instrumentist, composer, and producer, he is considered a pioneer of the sci-fi du noir genre, which is a mix of lo-fi, jazz analog, and space techno. He has collaborated with musicians like Coco Rosie, The Brooklyn Gypsies GZA of Wu-Tang Clan, David Byrne, Laurie Anderson, Quincy Jones, and many mor
Friday, October 26th
Vanessa Falabella
Vanessa Falabella is an New York-based Brazilian singer, songwriter and performer. Her repertoire ranges from Brazilian classics such as Tom Jobim, Johnny Alf, Milton Nascimento, Toninho Horta, Sérgio Mendes, Elis Regina and Nana Caymmi, to more regional sounds like samba, samba-jazz and baião from Northeast of Brazil, as well as her passion for Stevie Wonder, Sting, Donny Hathaway, Sarah Vaughan, Joni Mitchell, Claudine Longet, and Nina Simone.
Monday, October 29th
The Smoke Rings
The Smoke Rings evoke the elegance and charm of the swing era. Anchored by the unique vocals of Sarah King, the group specializes in songs from The Great American Song Book. The Smoke Rings have played to huge crowds at festivals and for the past six years, the band has been performing weekly at Top of The Standard. 
Tuesday, October 30th
Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers
Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers seamlessly incorporate elements of Dixieland, Harlem swing, Parisian cabaret, and gut-bucket-blues into one charming musical performance. Saxophonist Ryan Weisheit reimagines a world where Sidney Bechet, Lester Young, and Charlie Parker blow side-by-side. Together Sweet Megg, Ryan, and all The Wayfarers create a world where jazz is alive and living in New York.
Wednesday, October 31st
Jordan Piper Duo
Jordan Piper’s mature sound and what Star Ledger calls a “melodically-rich soloing” sets him apart as a pianist and composer. He is at home in many styles of music, drawing his repertoire from standards of the American songbook and the jazz tradition. As part of the vibrant music scene in the NYC area, Jordan has performed at many well-known jazz clubs, including the Blue Note, Iridium, Smoke, Smalls, and more. 

Sunset Jazz at Top of The Standard
Monday through Saturday, 4-9pm 
First performance at 6:30pm
The Standard, High Line