Bill Stewart at Bar Bayeux

If you missed Bill Stewart at the Village Vanguard last weekend with Renee Rosnes, it was quite a set of shows. Renee’s group sounded great and Bill was in fine form.

Here’s another chance to check out Bill Stewart, thanks to Bar Bayeux. They have been killing it lately, doing live streams every Wednesday evening and leaving them online for about 6 days after.

Last night’s show featured:

  • Jerome Sabbagh: tenor saxophone
  • Mark Turner: tenor saxophone
  • Joe Martin: bass
  • Bill Stewart: drums

The setlist was wonderful and full of well-known standards. Watch this one while it’s still available!

Next week on 11/25 is the Adam Birnbaum Trio featuring David Wong and Rodney Green.

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Philly Joe Jones Solo Book with John Riley

The Memphis Drum Shop recently had John Riley in to show off his cymbal collection and while he was there he also talked about the great Philly Joe Jones solo book by Joerg Eckel. It’s always great to hear John play and he does a good job here demonstrating some of the stickings used in the book.

The new and updated version of the book is now officially available. Just to be clear, the black cover is the new version.

Memphis Drum Shop, Steve Maxwell Drum Shop, and Columbus Percussion have the new version of the book in stock. Whether you have the original version or not, the new one is worth getting!

Louis Hayes at Smoke

With the Village Vanguard taking a break to figure out their streaming issues, I’ll probably promote fewer gigs here for a bit. I’m guessing that most of you now know where to check each week to see what’s going on. Of course, I’ll still post about gigs that I’m really excited about, which is why I’m posting this one.

Louis Hayes is a hero of mine and I love the album Undercurrent by Kenny Drew that he plays on, which not many people who I talk to are very familiar with. It’s definitely worth checking out.

And for those who haven’t seen this, My Music Masterclass put out a Louis Hayes Masterclass that’s very affordable.

I’m absolutely thrilled that I’ll get a chance to see him play this weekend.

Louis Hayes & the Cannonball Legacy Band

October 3rd & 4th @ 8pm EDT / Smoke Jazz club

Louis Hayes (drums)
Vincent Herring (alto saxophone)
Rick Germanson (piano)
Dezron Douglas (bass)

$10 – smokejazz.com

Smalls Jazz Club

As always, Smalls Jazz Club in New York is streaming every day and has a tremendous archive available.

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Feed the Second Line

Please consider donating to Feed the Second Line. They’re doing important work in New Orleans to make sure that the musicians are fed and supported during this time of limited work.

Streaming Jazz Gigs 9/11 – 9/12

I’m really excited about this weekend. Last year around this time I saw Kenny Washington with the Bill Charlap Trio at the Village Vanguard and a couple of years ago I saw them at the Dakota here in Minneapolis. While watching a live stream doesn’t compare, it’s the best option we have to see the masters play live and I’m not complaining!

Bill Charlap Trio

September 11th & 12th @ 9pm EDT / Village Vanguard

Bill Charlap – Piano
Peter Washington – Bass
Kenny Washington – Drums

$10 – villagevanguard.com

Cyrus Chestnut Trio

September 11th & 12th @ 8pm EDT / Smoke Jazz Club

Cyrus Chestnut (piano)
Eric Wheeler (bass)
Johnathan Blake (drums)

$10 – smokejazz.com

Smalls Jazz Club

As always, Smalls Jazz Club in New York is streaming every day and has a tremendous archive available.

smallslive.com

Feed the Second Line

If after all of this you still have money left, please consider donating to Feed the Second Line. They’re doing important work in New Orleans to make sure that the musicians are fed and supported during this time of limited work.

Streaming Jazz Gigs 9/5

Apologies for the late update, but I wanted to quickly share a couple of great live streams happening tonight. Hopefully you’re all used to checking out Smoke and Village Vanguard weekly by now.

George Cables Trio

September 4th & 5th @ 9pm EDT / Village Vanguard

Essiet Essiet – Bass
Billy Hart – Drums

$10 – villagevanguard.com

KBJO Collective

September 4th & 5th @ 8pm EDT / Smoke Jazz Club

Keyon Harrold (trumpet)
Julius Rodriguez (piano)
Ben Williams (bass)
Otis Brown III (drums)

$10 – smokejazz.com

Smalls Jazz Club

As always, Smalls Jazz Club in New York is streaming every day and has a tremendous archive available.

smallslive.com