Every Monday 8.30pm

Monday January 7th

More Better

 

 Jazz Funk

Saxophone, Bass, Trumpet & Drums

 

“More Better” is a Jazz guartet featuring a smaller rhythm section than usual. Playing mostly jazz standards but perform some original works, with the occasional funk tune or vamp in there. More Better has been together for two years and has performed at many of the cities top venues including The Bitter End, 54 Below, Williamsburg Music Center, Rockwood Music Hall, and many more. Though three of the four members are off to college this coming year, the band has a summer full of shows and hopes you attend!

 

 

 

 

Monday January 14th

John Sheckler

 

Modern Hard Bop

Bass, Drums & Piano 

 

 

At a young age, New York based musician Jon Sheckler is proving to be a well versed musician and an up and coming band leader.  All About Jazz calls him and his trio "ones to watch" and that Jon's music is full of "mischievous Dudley Moore-like playing."  As a drummer, Jon has played with some of today's leading musicians and entertainers including trumpeter Clay Jenkins, vocalist Catherine Jensen-Hole, guitarist Al Rowe, and international recording artist Darrius Willrich.  Since moving to New York in 2014, Jon has been featured at Rockwood Music Hall, Club Bonafide, Sidewalk Cafe, Williamsburg Music Center and ShapeShifter Lab.  In 2017, the trio began its residency at Caffe Vivaldi.

At a young age, New York based musician Jon Sheckler is proving to be a well versed musician and an up and coming band leader.  All About Jazz calls him and his trio "ones to watch" and that Jon's music is full of "mischievous Dudley Moore-like playing."  As a drummer, Jon has played with some of today's leading musicians and entertainers including trumpeter Clay Jenkins, vocalist Catherine Jensen-Hole, guitarist Al Rowe, and international recording artist Darrius Willrich.  Since moving to New York in 2014, Jon has been featured at Rockwood Music Hall, Club Bonafide, Sidewalk Cafe, Williamsburg Music Center and ShapeShifter Lab.  In 2017, the trio began its residency at Caffe Vivaldi.

Monday January 21st

 

James Haddad Trio

 

Jazz 

Trumpet, Bass & Piano

  

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, James Haddad is a trumpeter and composer who brings a fiery presence to his music. Having attended Juilliard Precollege as a classical trumpet major, and previously Manhattan School of Music Precollege as a jazz major, James has a developed facility over his instrument. James is a former member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra and an alumni of the Vail Jazz Workshop. At the age of 19, James has had the privilege of learning from and sharing the stage with many of the world’s top jazz musicians. Some names include: Terell Stafford, Lewis Nash, Wynton Marsalis, John Clayton, Bruce Barth Etc… James has been fortunate enough to play many of New York City’s top venues such as Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, Birdland, Spectrum, The Appel Room, Carnegie Hall, The Jazz Standard and many more. He received an honorable mention from the YoungArts Foundation for jazz trumpet and an outstanding soloist award at The Charles Mingus Competition. A current student at Columbia University, James is finding ways of incorporating his original ideas into the deep and rich tradition of jazz.

Raised in Golden, Colorado, Tony Golden grew up in a musical household, picking up electric bass when he was 6. He has had the privilege of studying with renowned musicians such as John Clayton, Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, Ben Street, Wycliffe Gordon, Terell Stafford, and Lewis Nash. In high school, he received a full scholarship to the Berklee Global Jazz Institute Workshop and performed at the Newport Jazz Festival. In addition, Tony was selected for the 2017 Vail Jazz Workshop, and, most recently, he won an Honorable Mention award for Jazz Double Bass from the National YoungArts Foundation. He now attends Manhattan School of Music, where he studies with Jay Anderson, Mark Soskin, Jeremy Manasia, Scott Wendholt, James Burton, and Jim Saltzman among others

 

 

Monday January 28th

 

Kyle Schweizer & Friends

 

Jazz & Pop Covers  

Saxophone, Bass & 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.

 

 

 

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