June 01 2019

Sunset Jazz in June

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.
Every Monday night
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. Since its inception in 2010, The Smoke Rings have played to huge crowds at festivals as well as more intimate settings in New York City and across the country. For the past six years, the band has been performing weekly at Top of The Standard.

Saturday, June 1st
Simona Premazzi Trio
Since moving to New York from Italy in 2004, pianist Simona Premazzi has earned recognition for her improvisational work and skillful approach as a composer. A gifted musician, she has shown herself to be an accomplished bandleader and much sought after collaborative partner on other artists’ musical projects. Premazzi performed in all major New York jazz venues including the historic and prestigious Village Vanguard, and jazz festivals around the world. "Her composing style stays modern without ever being airless and swing-deficient, open without getting lost in harmony and sentimentality. And her soloing is special” – Ben Ratliff (New York Times)

Thursday, June 6th
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.

Friday, June 7th
Antoine Drye Quartet
Born in Washington, D.C., Antoine Drye began playing trumpet at the age of eight. 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, and Jason Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon, Wilson Pickett, Paul Simon, Daniel Lanois, The Brand New Heavies, and many others.

Saturday, June 8th 
Dario Boente Trio
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. 

Wednesday, June 12th
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.

Saturday, June 15th
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.
 
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Tuesday, June 18th
Ryan Weisheit Trio
NYC-based saxophonist and clarinetist Ryan Weisheit began studying saxophone at the age of ten. He studied with the legendary alto saxophonist and educator Bunky Green at the University of North Florida, where he was able to perform with some of the greatest living jazz musicians, including Dave Brubeck, Slide Hampton, Kenny Garrett, and many more. In 2017 he joined the St. Louis-based Americana band, Pokey LaFarge. He also has his own 1920s and '30s swing band, Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers. 

Friday, June 21st
Jordan Piper Trio
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. 

Saturday, June 22nd
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.

Wednesday, June 26th
Ryan Weisheit Trio
NYC-based saxophonist and clarinetist Ryan Weisheit began studying saxophone at the age of ten. He studied with the legendary alto saxophonist and educator Bunky Green at the University of North Florida, where he was able to perform with some of the greatest living jazz musicians, including Dave Brubeck, Slide Hampton, Kenny Garrett, and many more. In 2017 he joined the St. Louis-based Americana band, Pokey LaFarge. He also has his own 1920s and '30s swing band, Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers. 

Friday, June 28th
Yacine Boulares
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 Chris Cheek, Donny McCaslin, Reggie Workman, and with countless other musicians. But New York also exposed him to a myriad of different music. Soon he was part of ex Fela Kuti drummer Jojo Kuo's Afrobeat Collective, late Cameroonian singer Martino Atangana's African Blue Note, and Tabou Combo. Through his music, he connects to his North African roots.

Saturday, June 29th
Ron Affif Trio
Ron Affif is an American jazz guitarist of mixed Lebanese and Italian origin. He is the son of boxing welterweight and middleweight Charley Zivic, who, as a jazz fan, initiated Affif into music. He is also the nephew of guitarist Ron Anthony who played with George Shearing and Frank Sinatra and who gave Affif his first guitar lesson when he was 12. Based in New York, he has gained a reputation for his personal approach to jazz.

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