Every Monday 8.30pm
Monday November 4th
Kyle Schweizer & Friends
Pop Covers & Jazz
Bass, Saxophone, Vocals & Piano
Tenor Saxophone Kyle Schweizer is a New York City born artist with a wide musical palette and is a highly regarded performer, arranger and composer. He has performed on saxophone with Jack Wilkins, Angela Workman (former Raelette), Brother Joscephus, Tony Middleton, Daniel Glass, Sarah Hayes, Adrienne Haan, and many others. He performs on guitar and keyboards, as well. In addition to performing, he is an in-demand arranger/composer. His influence can heard as the musical director for swing band Double Down, Anacoustic Mind (Scottish/Reggae band led by Mike Ogletree, former Simple Minds), Renee Borys, and many others. As a musician, Kyle prides himself on being open-minded and aware of each musical setting's unique sensibilities, all while keeping a personal and honest approach.
DIANA HICKMAN - Vocals/Piano. An edgy and dramatic artist, with a reverence for the mystical, Diana blends quirky stylings of pop with deep grooves and harmonic sophistication of soul, r&b, and jazz. A California native, Hickman relocated to the east coast over a decade ago to attend Boston University and then settle in New York City. With appearances at Blue Note Jazz Club, The Iridium and Brooklyn Bowl, as well as extensive regional tours, she has distilled her stage presence to smokey smooth perfection. Her sound channels Kate Bush, Bjork, Erykah Badu and Amy Winehouse, but is all uniquely her own.
LARRY COOK – Bass. Born and raised in the Midwest, and currently living in Brooklyn, NY, bassist and orchestrator Larry Cook has made his versatility and passion for all styles of music his calling card. Steeped heavily in jazz, bluegrass, rock, and soul, his voracious appetite for learning about new sounds lends itself well to bringing heart and authenticity to any project with which he is involved.
Monday November 11th
Evening of The Beatles, Tom Waits, Joni Mitchell
Vocals & Piano
Singer/Actress Syracuse Native Marissa Mulder has performed her shows at the Carlyle, 54 Below, Birdland, The Triad and Joe's Pub. She is the recipient of two MAC (Manhattan Association Of Cabarets and Clubs) awards, for Major Artist and Recording Of The Year for her show "Tom...in his words, the songs of Tom Waits", which the New York Times called "far and away the season's best cabaret show, everything the genre can be but almost never is." She is the recipient of the Julie Wilson and Noel Coward Award. Her show "Marilyn in Fragments" an homage to Marilyn Monroe received a rave review in the New York Times that said "The rising cabaret singer wove passages from Monroe’s diaries and 20 songs into a compelling portrait of the star in a confessional mood. A remarkable performance." She was a guest on Piano Jazz on NPR. TimeOut New York calls her "One of the cabaret world's biggest breakout successes of the past five years.” She has a brand new album out “Two Tickets Left”which won the 2019 MAC award for Major Recording of the year, Available On Itunes and Cdbaby. For more information about Marissa visit her website.
Monday November 18th
South African Soul
Loop Box & Piano
Melanie Scholtz is a South African born, multi award winning jazz singer and composer. She started playing the piano from the age of 5 and went on to study Opera at The University of Cape Town Opera School where she graduated with a Performer’s Diploma in 2000. Melanie went on to teach at the University of Cape Town from 2004-2005. Melanie has released five successful solo albums and has won many awards; In 2010, Melanie was named the Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz and In 2012, and won all three prizes at the prestigious Jazz Revelations competition as part of the Jazz a Juan Festival in Nice, France. Melanie has performed all over the world including her native country, South Africa, Czech Republic, Slovakia , Germany , France, Italy, Norway and Sweden.
Monday October 28th
Vocals & Piano
Chiara Izzi is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Italy who has been based in New York City since 2014, three years after Quincy Jonesawarded her first prize in the 2011 Montreux International Jazz Festival Vocal Competition. Since arriving, she’s become one of New York’s busiest vocalists, sharing bandstands with such luminaries as Kevin Hays, Leon Parker, Ken Peplowski, Diego Figueiredo, Jeff Hamilton, Aaron Goldberg, Bruce Barth, Eliot Zigmund, Warren Wolf, and Anthony Wonsey.
Izzi first documented her formidable talents on her well-received 2013 debut album, Motifs(Dot-Time), singing in English, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese on an 11-track program that spanned the American and Brazilian Songbooks, Tango, high-level Euro-Pop, and Mainstream Jazz Vocalese and Scat.
Hyuna Park is an award-winning jazz pianist, her musical universe is both deeply connected to New York and its vibrant jazz tradition while at the same time embracing her Korean and classical roots. She was the 2018 winner of the International Women in Jazz (IWJ) festival as well as the Jimmy Heath Award. She has graced the stage with Grammy award-winners such as Linda Oh, Luis Bonilla, Michael Mossman and Vincent Herring and performed at notable venues like the Kennedy Center and the French Embassy in Washington D.C., the Dizzy Gillespie Auditorium, and at the UN as well as a number of Embassies and Cultural Centers throughout NYC.
Hyuna formed a trio in 2018 with country/folk bassist Myles Sloniker and funk drummer Peter Traunmueller as a non-traditional band that infuses various styles and musical elements into their core jazz repertoire. Hyuna and her band are regulars at many of the more prestigious jazz venues in New York City such as Zinc bar, Iridium, Club Bonafide, The Metropolitan Room, and The Django.