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, November 3rd George Burton A New York City 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.
Saturday, November 4th Dario Boente 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.
Friday, November 10th Jon Boutellier Quartet Come discover one of the leaders of the new generation of French jazz, saxophonist Jon Boutellier, co-founder of the The Amazing Keystone Big Band. Jon will be sharing the stage with his quartet for our viewing pleasure.
Saturday, November 11th David Gibson Quartet Trombonist David Gibson has enjoyed a varied music career that is deeply rooted in the genres of jazz and funk. While reared in Oklahoma, Gibson’s musical journey steered him to New York City. Jazz luminary Curtis Fuller once said about Gibson: “Out of all the young players I hear in music today, David is one of the very few who speaks the language of jazz.”
Friday, November 17th 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.
Saturday, November 18th Casimir Liberski Casimir Liberski is a virtuous pianist and composer from Brussels, Belgium, who is inspired by all eras of jazz. He was the first European jazzman to get accepted to the Berklee College of Music in Boston for a prestigious Presidential Scholarship. He's been based in NYC since 2010 and recently won third prize at the Montreux Solo Piano Competition.
Monday, November 20th The Smoke Rings Since its inception in 2010, 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. The rhythm section is comprised of Alex Levin/Stefan Vasnier (piano), Greg Rugierro (guitar), Scott Ritchie (bass), and Ben Cliness (drums). For the past six years the band has been performing weekly at The Top of The Standard.
Friday, November 24th 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, November 25th Jon Davis Trio Pianist and composer Jon Davis has been performing and 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, Buddy Montgomery, as well as jazz legends Joe Henderson, Milt Jackson, and Stan Getz.
Monday, November 27th The Smoke Rings Since its inception in 2010, 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. The rhythm section is comprised of Alex Levin/Stefan Vasnier (piano), Greg Rugierro (guitar), Scott Ritchie (bass), and Ben Cliness (drums). For the past six years the band has been performing weekly at The Top of The Standard.
Sunset Jazz at Top of The Standard Monday through Saturday, 4-9pm First performance at 6:30pm The Standard, High Line