Wednesday, March 2
Victor Gould (Piano)
NYC pianist Victor Gould is a member of the Donald Harrison Quartet and has performed with the likes of Esperanza Spalding, Terence Blanchard, Branford Marsalis, Nicholas Payton, and Ralph Peterson. Gould is making waves in New York’s jazz scene.
Sunset Jazz in March
Saturday, March 5
Lou Rainone (Piano)
Since arriving in New York from Baltimore, pianist and composer Lou Rainone has toured with Randy Johnston, Ted Curson, Bill Saxton, Ira Sullivan, Dick Oats, Joe Cohn, and Joe Magnerelli. Rainone is more than proficient in several genres of music, including Haitian styles, and has appeared in countless festivals.
Victor Gould performing with Product
at The Breeding Ground in New York
Monday, March 7 + Wednesday, March 16
Jon Davis (Piano)
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. Although perhaps still 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, March 9 + Wednesday, March 23
Curtis Lundy (Bass)
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."
Monday, March 14 + Monday, March 21
Nanny Assis (Vocals/Percussion/Piano/Guitar)
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.
"If Ever I Would Leave You" by Lou Rainone, Robert Weiss, and Fumi Tomita
Theo Hill (Piano)
Hailed by The New York Times as "a painterly young pianist with a chamber-like approach to composition and a fine recent album on the SmallsLive label," Theo Hill is emerging as one of the top young voices in jazz piano.
George Burton (Piano)
As 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.
Rick Germanson (Piano)
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 kept coming.
"Beautiful Love" by Jon Davis Trio
Sunset Jazz at Top of The Standard | Monday through Saturday, 4-9pm | The Standard, High Line