Wednesday, April 6th & Saturday, April 16th
Christos Rafalides (Vibraphone)
Christos Rafalides is a force of nature on the world music circuit. His approach to his instrument, the vibraphone, is one of strength and story-telling. His 2002 album Manhattan Vibes was reviewed as one of the top ten jazz albums of the year. He will play duo on the 6th and trio on the 16th (vibraphone/bass/piano).
Tuesday, April 12th
Tadataka Unno (Piano)
Tadataka Unno, or "Tada" as he's called on the NY scene, is a brilliant Japanese-born pianist who is considered among the best of the up-and-coming generation of jazz musicians. Having already played with jazz greats like Frank Wess and Curtis Fuller, the young pianist is off to a surging start!
Sunset Jazz in April: Manhattan Vibes
Christos Rafalides and Manhattan Vibes' "Serendipity"
Tuesday, April 19th
Rick Germanson (Piano/Bass)
Rick Germanson has been a highly in-demand pianist on the New York City jazz scene for well over a decade. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he relocated to New York City in 1998. Germanson won Grand Prize at The American Pianists' Association Jazz Piano Competition in 1996, and the awards keep coming.
Saturday, April 23rd
James Weidman (Piano)
James Weidman is one of the most versatile pianists in the world of music. He has performed with the likes of Abbey Lincoln and Joe Lovano, and plays classical and atonal music. With a player as talented as Weidman, it's no wonder the press used terms such as "unfailingly lyrical," "convivially assertive," and "exquisite" to describe him.
Tadataka Unno's "I've Got You Under My Skin"
Tuesday, April 26th
Jon Davis Duo (Piano/Bass)
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 the legendary bassist, Jaco Pastorius, Davis has shown a rare versatility with work 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.Wednesday, April 27th
Curtis Lundy Duo (Bass / Piano)
Curtis Lundy is an American double bass player, composer, producer, choir director, and arranger. Lundy is best known for his work as part of jazz vocalist Betty Carter's band. His arrangement of "Walk With Me," recorded by the ARC Gospel Choir, was sampled by rapper Kanye West and became the Grammy Award-winning hit "Jesus Walks."
James Weidman's Aperturistic "Trio Dance of the Macrocosmic People"
Sunset Jazz at Top of The Standard | Monday through Saturday, 4-9pm | The Standard, High Line