Every Monday 8.30pm
Monday May 7th
Guitar, Bass & Drums
Snake Bone is a jazz, blues and groove music trio that is raising the roof from New York to Japan with their potent brand of backbeat jazz. Three topflight musicians deliver the grit and spark at every turn. Masami Ishikawa – guitar, Will Kenney – bass, Kirk Driscoll – drums
Monday May 14th
Piano, Bass & Drums
Frank is a world renowned, drummer, multi-percussionist, band leader, educator and composer, from New York, with over thirty years of professional, international experience. He is completely dedicated to the American Jazz tradition and is also deeply rooted in Afro-Cuban, Caribbean, Brazilian and African music. Frank was born with the urge to play the drums.
Monday May 21st
Guitar & Saxophone
New York City based guitarist/composer/producer Andy Bianco has performed with Angie Stone, Deborah Cox, Onree Gill, Ray Chew, Elle Varner, Bob Moses & many others at such renowned venues as Smoke Jazz Club, Cafe Wha, The Bitter End, The Blue Note, SOB's, Joe's Pub, Billboard Live Osaka/Tokyo, The Howard Theater, The 2013 Long Beach Jazz Festival, The 2014/2015 Essence Festival in New Orleans, The 2014 BET Awards, the 2017 Richmond Jazz Festival & he's also the guitarist for the Grammy winning RnB artist Elle Varner, with whom he's completed a tour of Japan for Billboard Live. He was a finalist in the 2012 & 2015 USA Songwriting Competition, & his 2 official jazz album releases as a leader have received domestic & international critical acclaim from Elsewhere New Zealand, Bop-N-Jazz, The New York City Jazz Record, & other publications. Andy's performed his original jazz compositions as a bandleader & with other groups at such NYC jazz hot spots as Smoke Jazz Club, Cornelia St. Cafe, The 55 Bar, Fat Cat & The Zinc Bar. Andy recently completed a 6 month tour of New Zealand & Japan as the guitarist with the critically acclaimed stage production entitled, "Empire."
Monday May 28th
Saxophone, Bass, Piano & Vocals
Pop Covers & Jazz
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.