Friday, January 6th
Nanny Assis Brazilian
Anybody who sees Nanny Assis performing immediately feels that music for him is more than just a career. He can snatch audiences away by translating rhythms and notes into pure essence, while other times energizing them enough so they can stand up and dance. His ability to make any kind of music sound smooth makes Nanny a notable and gifted artist.
Saturday, January 7th
Tyler Blanton Trio
Vibraphonist and composer Tyler Blanton is becoming recognized as a rising star in the New York City jazz scene. Over the past five years, his work has received reviews by numerous major publications, including Downbeat, Jazztimes, Village Voice, and The New York Times. A native of California, Blanton has performed and conducted workshops throughout the U.S. and Asia. His 2010 debut album, Botanic, was chosen as a top album of the year by both Hot House Magazine and Village Voice's critic polls.
Tyler Blanton Electric Trio's "BabySmacker"
Wednesday, January 11th
Dana Herz Group
Born in Jerusalem, Dana Herz started her music studies as a classical singer at the young age of 8 and gradually became more interested in exploring other musical styles, such as jazz, R&B, soul, and traditional Middle Eastern. As one of the leading jazz singers in Israel, she leads her own band and performs her original music all over New York City.
Friday, January 20th
Clark Gayton & Jon Davis
Pianist and composer Jon Davis has been performing and touring with many of the finest jazz musicians around the world for more than 25 years and has appeared on over 50 recordings. 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. Jon will be joined by New York jazzman Clark Gayton, who Sting describes as "a part of [his] musical family…he's a fantastic musician!"
Dana Herz's "Get Out"
Saturday, January 21st
Born in Silver Spring, MD, Justin Kauflin began playing music at age 4 with Suzuki violin and added piano a few years later. He began performing jazz professionally at the age of 15, and performed most notably with The Jae Sinnett Trio. Justin's relationship with his mentor, Clark Terry, was chronicled by friend and fellow musician Al Hicks in the documentary Keep On Keepin' On, which won numerous awards and made the Oscar's Short List. In addition to promoting Keep On Keepin' On across the country, Justin worked with Quincy Jones on his debut album for Jazz Village.
Friday, January 27th
James Weidman's Aperturistic Trio
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.
Saturday, January 28th
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.Sunset Jazz at Top of The Standard
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