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Jazz Standard is located at 116 E. 27th Street (between Lexington and Park)
Train 6 to E. 28th Street


Student Discounts (restrictions apply)
Enjoy “NYC’s Best Barbecue” (Time Out New York) from BLUE SMOKE
and an extensive wine, beer and cocktail list
For reservations call Jazz Standard at 212.576.2232 or visit
Artists and schedules are subject to change

Jazz Standard  

116 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016

Performance: 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Phone: 212-576-2232 



Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley Jazz Concert Series runs monthly, 

May-October and proceeds benefit area charities. Upcoming concert:
Saturday, June 24, 8-10 pm, Historic Memorial Hall, 14 W. Main Street, downtown Wilmington, Vermont

Christopher Bakriges Clear and Present. The pianist leads a quartet that includes bassist Avery Sharpe [Archie Shepp, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, McCoy Tyner], drummer Billy Arnold [Motown's Jr. Walker and the All Stars, Zoot Simms, Teddy Wilson], and vibraphonist Jay Hoggard [Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, Chico Freeman, Hilton Ruiz, Tito Puente, Bobby Hutcherson].

Admission is by freewill donation at the door. More info. from Twice Blessed Thrift Shop: 802-464-7500


Carol Fredette
New York Singer


Warren Chiasson Trio 
Jazz Tuesdays in the John Birks Gillespie Auditorium

The New York Baha'i Center

53 East 11th Street (between University Place & Broadway)

The John Birks Gillespie Auditorium, dedicated to the late jazz great Dizzy Gillespie, who was a Bahá'í, is located within the New York City Bahá'í Center. Beginning on January 6, 2004, the anniversary of Dizzy’s death, his former pianist and musical director, Mike Longo, began presenting weekly jazz concerts every Tuesday evening at 8:00 and 9:30 PM.

The John Birks Gillespie Auditorium is located in the heart of Greenwich Village within the Baha'i Center. Our address is:

NYC Baha'i Center 
53 E. 11th St. (Between B'way and University Place)


Jazz Vibraphonist Warren Chiasson will be appearing in a duo setting at The Knickerbocker Bar and Grill
Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16th .2016
9 PM to 1 AM
Warren Chiasson -Vibes And Piano
Alex Gressel -Upright Bass


Metropolitan Room
34 West 22nd St.
Between 5th and 6th Avenues
New York, NY 10010 
(click for website)

order online visit (or click link above)
"a beautiful, intimate atmosphere showcasing some of the best talent on the Jazz scene,
conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan.  One of my favorite places in the city."  - Rich  Keith, Pure Jazz Radio.

The Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street,… keeping kids off the streets and adults from spending too much time watching television since 2006. For more information or to order online visit


Singer Nancy Valentine 


Marlene VerPlanck
Check web site for information


Ron Aprea's big band with Angela DeNiro

paying tribute to Count Basie.  
Sunday, March 4th 6 to 7:30 PM 
 315 W 44th St
 New York, New York


Singer Ed Reed
Click link here for schedule



with your guest hostess
The incredible singing sensation 


206 W. Old Country Rd
Hicksville New York 516 605-2300
Price: no music charge
Bluesy Jazz Jam


Renatta DeBlase

Our Gal on the ground on the Washington DC Jazz Scene

Clubs and Ongoing Events

The Hamilton
Gospel Brunch every Sunday at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Sullivan's Steak House, Baltimore, Maryland
Sunday Brunch every Sunday (call for details)

The Howard Theater, Washington, DC
Gospel Brunch every Sunday (call or see web site for details)

 Decatur House on Lafayette Square, 748 Jackson Place, Washington, DC, call 703-489-8704 or e-mail 

The Hylton Performing Arts Center, 
Manassas, Virginia, 10960 George Mason Circle, see

The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra 
For information about the concerts, call 202-633-3030 

The Kennedy Center, see

Twins Jazz, Washington, DC, see
Every Sunday at Twins Jazz from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., enjoy a jazz brunch and listen to top jazz stars perform 

Bethesda Blues Jazz Supper Club 

Hill Center Jazz series 
address: 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC. For more information, contact via e-mail 

DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC
Sixth and I Streets Historic Synagogue in Washington, DC

The Gaylord National Hotel in National Harbor, Maryland

The 49 West Cafe in Annapolis, Maryland

The Dancing Crab, Washington, DC

The Artisphere, Arlington, Virginia,

Carlyle Club, Alexandria, Virginia

49 West Cafe, Annapolis, Maryland

Black Fox Lounge, Washington, DC

Bohemian Caverns, Washington, DC
Listen to the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra every Monday evening 

The Hamilton, Washington, DC


Loew's Madison Hotel

1177 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC, for reservations call 1-800-424-8577. See
Rural Society, a steakhouse located in the Madison, presents jazz happy hours during the week from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. Jose Garces is the new chef and the music and food are great. Then on Friday and Saturday nights, Chris Grasso, music director, pianist, and impresario presents various jazz vocalists and instrumentalists.

Piano Jazz Series presented by Burnett Thompson at the Arts Club of Washington, DC

2017 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006, phone: 202-331-7282, email: All concerts are at 7 p.m. and three more concerts are scheduled.


- Renetta DeBlase is also the author  of 
(Book Proceeds to Benefit Duke Ellington School of The Arts) 


Jazz Vespers 
with the
The Jeff King Band 

      Vanessa Rubin - vocals  
         Jeff King - Tenor Sax
         Riley Mullins - Trumpet
         Frank Lacy - Trombone
         Yoichi Uzeki - Piano 
         Bryce Sebastien - Bass
         George Gray - Drums
         Steven Kroon - Percussion

      Doors Open at 2:30 Donation $20 
            Info (718) 778-1200


Sue Yellin 
on the Jazz Scene in Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Museum Brooklyn nites  
Thursdays @ 7  


Singer Jane Stuart


Sue Auclair
Our eyes and ears on the Boston Jazz Scene


Chris Walker 
our man on the ground in the UK 
and Host of "The Jazz Hour" on Pure Jazz Radio
brings us....
the site that tells you where all the LIVE Jazz music is happening.


The Philadelphia Jazz Coalition is holding an old fashioned Town Hall Meeting at the Philadelphia Clef Club

also in the Philly area

Pianist Jim Holton and flutist Cindy LeBlanc 

head the terrific jazz vespers at St. John's Lutheran Church in Ambler, PA, every 1st Sunday starting at 7 pm -it's a wonderful musical experience.


 Ed Dennis' jazz vespers 

every third Sunday of the month at Philly's "Jazz Church" - the Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion, 2110 Chestnut Street. 5 PM Free! 


Rob Henderson

Sunday Sessions at the LaRose Jazz Club every Sunday from 6-10 pm. 


Jazz  Foundation of America

Monday Night Jam Series
Every Monday, the Jazz Foundation helps keep the spirit of the Music alive by hosting a jam session at the musicians' union in midtown Manhattan.

The event, produced and funded by the JFA, is free and open to the public. The environment offers seasoned veterans a place to meet, perform and network, and presents up-and-comers with the opportunity to find mentors and learn from the originals. It has rightly become a fixture in the jazz community, as it showcases the music and provides an informal gathering spot for artists and fans alike. On any given night, you could see four generations of musicians, from former members of the Count Basie band to teenage prodigies, all sharing the stage together. There's really nothing else like it in New York.
Monday Night Jam

Every Monday (except major holidays)
7:00 - 9:30 PM

The Local 802 Musicians' Union
322 West 48th Street
1st Floor Club Room
NYC 10036 


Karrin Allyson
(click here for Karrin's website & concert dates)


Jim Altamore

Every Tuesday at Barosa Italian Restaurant  from 6-10pm.     
62-29 Woodhaven Blvd. Rego Park, NY 

for other gig information and bookings:



Every Thursday Evening 9pm to Midnight, with the Lapis Luna Quintet
No Cover Charge
The Rose Club is located at 59th Street & Fifth Avenue at Central Park South in the Plaza Hotel, NYC


Jazz pianist Lenore Raphael

Tune in to "Lenore Raphael's JazzSpot" for weekly guest artist interviews and performances!
Sundays 8AM and 8PM, Fridays 11PM and Saturdays, 3PM eastern time to


What the jazz critics are saying
"Raphael is simply one of the best pianists in the jazz mainstream.bebop genre...she always swings"...John Gilbert, writer SONY/Columbia, EJazzNews, JazzReview

"With influences of Oscar Peterson, Bud Powell and Bill Evans, she is just one thing...a GREAT pianist!"...Ricky Miller, JazzUSA

"This Steinway artist will knock your socks off"...Brian Hough, Editor, JassMan magazine

Listen to Lenore Raphael's JazzSpot on
Each week, Sundays at 8AM and 8PM (eastern time) Lenore interviews and performs with some of the top names in jazz.
The shows are re-broadcast on Fridays at 11PM and Saturdays at 3PM (eastern time)

More on Lenore at
Booking:  e mail
tel. 1-866 796 4369



Sunday Nights, 7-9pm
Pierre Loti Wine Bar West - Jazz Duo 
258 West 15th Street (Bet 7th & 8th Ave)
No cover / no minimum 


Presents BRAZILIAN JAZZ Tuesdays!

Chiboust, 14 Main Street, Tarrytown, NY 


Mark Morganelli

& Vic Juris

Jazz & Brazilian Music 7-9:30pm Tuesdays 


Dennis Raffelock

Every Saturday 6:30 to 10:30PM, jazz vocalist and upright bassist Dennis Raffelock with Don Stein on piano, at Danfords Inn, 25 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY Every Monday 6 to 8. 

Jazz vocalist and upright bassist Dennis Raffelock along with Don Stein on the keyboard invite jazz singers and musicians to sit in at the weekly Open Jazz Jam at The Pizza Place, 2123 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton, NY (across from K-Mart and the Bridghampton Commons).


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