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.
Monday, October 10th 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.
Tuesday, October 11th Dave Demotta (Piano/Bass) Dave DeMotta’s pianist career started while he was teenager in Maine where he played clubs and concerts with local musicians in the Portland area. Dave relocated to the New York metropolitan area in 1995, and since then has performed and recorded with Aki Yamamoto, Tetsu Yasui, Howard Britz, and his own band. Since 2009, he has performed with the Steve Slagle Quartet alongside master players such as McClenty Hunter, Bill Moring, Steve Johns, Ed Howard, and Bob Gullotti.
Ron Affif's "Bohemia After Dark"
Monday, October 24th Ron Affif Duo (Guitar/Bass) 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.
Wednesday, October 26th Rick Germanson (Piano/Bass) 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 keep coming.
Rick Germanson's "Pannonica" Monday, October 31st Jon Davis/Rob Duguay Duo (Piano/Bass) Our curator, New York bassist and jazz activist Rob Duguay, plays alongside pianist and composer Jon Davis.
Sunset Jazz at Top of The Standard Monday through Saturday, 4-9pm The Standard, High Line Header photo by Neil Aline