Sunset Jazz in February: The Spirit

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, February 3rd
Nanny Assis Brazilian Trio
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, February 4th
Alex Terrier Trio 
Saxophonist Alex Terrier is an active member of the New York scene and has become the first French musician to be part of the legendary Mingus Big Band. He is an indie artist that has become a multiple threat as a band leader, composer, arranger, teacher, and more. His arranging capabilities infuse his love for modern music with his love for big band swing. 
"The Spirit" by Alex Terrier New York Quintet

Friday, February 10th
SONGEVITY feat. Justin 
Our curator, bassist Rob Dugay, brings SONGEVITY Trio, a world class amalgamation of musicians from different backgrounds that fuse together different styles of music and the result is resounding joy! Elmore Magazine said of their recent album, Safe in Sound: "Rock, world, hard bop, and street are all putty in this energetic trio's imagination and performance."

Saturday, February 11th
Jon Davis Duo (Piano/bass)
Pianist and composer Jon Davis has been 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, and Buddy Montgomery, as well as jazz legends Joe Henderson, Milt Jackson, and Stan Getz.

Friday, February 17th
Rogério Boccato Brazilian Trio
Brazilian percussionist and educator Rogério Boccato plays in projects led by some of today’s leading jazz players, such as Maria Schneider, John Patitucci, Fred Hersch, and Danilo Perez, among many others. He has also collaborated with top-ranking Brazilian artists, such as Toninho Horta, Dori Caymmi, Moacir Santos, and Vinicius Cantuária. He has been presenting clinics on Brazilian music, focusing on traditional Brazilian rhythms and styles applied to the drum set and to jazz combo, which have been enthusiastically received at universities around the United States, Mexico, and Portugal.
Jean Rohe and Rogerio Boccato's "Gago Grego" (Xangai)

Saturday, February 18th
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.

Friday, February 24th
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) who gave him his first guitar lesson when he was 12. Based in New York, he has gained a reputation for his personal approach to jazz.
Saturday, February 25th
George Burton Trio
A New York local for over ten years, George’s music is a staple in the scene. The George Burton Quintet 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.
Sunset Jazz at Top of The Standard
The Standard, High Line 
Monday through Saturday, 4-9pm

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