Join us for Sunset Jazz at The Top of The Standard. Our curator, bassist Rob Duguay, brings the best of the New York scene to the skyline.
Saturday, November 5th 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.
Friday, November 11th Richard Clements Trio Richard Clements is one of the world's most in-demand pianists and has performed with a fine list of musicians including Charlie Persip, Bobby Watson, and Jack Walrath. Richard has studied with grand master pianist Barry Harris and is currently touring Japan with his bebop/hardbop jazz trio. The trio will play at The Top of The Standard shortly after they return to New York. Don't miss it!
"Amor Omisso" by Nanny Assis
Saturday, November 12th 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, November 19th Rob Dugay's SONGEVITY Trio Our curator, bassist Rob Dugay, bring SONGEVITY Trio, a world class amalgamation of musicians from different backgrounds that fuse together different styles of music whose result is sounding 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."
"Fast & Furious" by Christos Rafalides
Saturday, November 26th 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.
Monday, November 28th Christos Rafalides (Vibraphone) Christos Rafalides is a force of nature on the world music circuit. His approach to his instrument, the vibraphone, is one of strength and story-telling. His 2002 album Manhattan Vibes was reviewed as one of the top ten jazz albums of the year. He will play duo on the 6th and trio on the 16th (vibraphone/bass/piano).
Sunset Jazz at The Top of The Standard Monday through Saturday, 4-9pm The Standard, High Line