Join us for Sunset Jazz at Top of The Standard. Our curator, bassist Rob Duguay, brings the best of the New York scene to the skyline.
Friday, July 1st George Burton Trio As a New York local for over ten years, George Burton’s music is a staple in the scene. His trio fuses traditional hard bop, avant-garde, post bop, and R&B among other genres. He has the ability to shake hands with the past while firing towards the future. This group swings hard, but is also inventive in that it allows each musician to tell his or her own story.
Tuesday, July 5th Adam Birnbaum Duo (Piano/Bass) Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Adam Birnbaum studied at the New England Conservatory of Music before moving to New York City in 2001 as one of two pianists selected to participate in the Julliard School’s inaugural jazz studies program. In 2004, he won the American Jazz Piano Competition and became the American Pianists Association's Cole Porter Fellow in Jazz. Adam is emerging as one of the top young voices in jazz piano and a presence on the New York City scene.
Adam Birnbaum's "House Party Starting"
Thursday, July 7th Tadataka Unno (Piano/Bass) 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 today's up-and-coming jazz musicians. Having already played with jazz greats like Frank Wess and Curtis Fuller, the young pianist is off to a surging start!
Friday, July 8th Antoine Drye Trio (Trumpet/Piano/Bass) Born on July 15, 1972 in Washington D.C., Antoine Drye began playing trumpet at the age of 8. Marching bands and wind ensembles accounted for much of his early playing, until 1988, when he was accepted into the trumpet studio of Raymond Mase at the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston Salem, NC. He lived in New Orleans and Paris before moving to New York. Known as “The Beast on the Brass”, he has worked with the likes of Delfeayo/Ellis/Jason Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon, Wilson Pickett, Paul Simon, Daniel Lanois, The Brand New Heavies, and many others.
Tadataka Unno's "Whisper Not"
Wednesday, July 13th 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, July 16th James Weidman's Aperturistic Trio (Piano/Bass/Drums) 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.