New Year’s Eve Celebrated at Jazz Clubs Across the Country

Selected listings of performances by jazz artists on New Year’s Eve

Jane Monheit
Chris Botti

The year will be going out with more than a bang at jazz clubs here in the US and all over the world. Here’s a rundown of New Year’s Eve jazz performances at venues-here, there and everywhere. A shout-out to all those JazzTimes fans on Facebook who chipped in with recommendations.

Listings are by city in alphabetical order.



Berklee Performance Center: Anat Cohen

Regattabar: Dave Maxwell

Scullers: Bobby Caldwell

Bridgewater (NH)

The Inn at Newfound Lake: Chris Humphrey Band


Embassy Suites Hotel: Alex Bugnon


Andy’s Jazz Club: Corey Wilkes

The Green Mill: Von Freeman & Ed Peterson

The Jazz Showcase: Roy Hargrove

Katerina’s: Victor Garcia

Pete Miller’s: Deep Blue Organ Trio

Pops for Champagne: Ava Logan

St. Charles Place Steakhouse: Elaine Dame

St. Paul’s Cultural Center: Balkan Gypsy Jam

Velvet Lounge: Nicole Mitchell & the Black Earth Ensemble with Fred Anderson

Columbia, MO

Murry’s: Bobby Watson & Horizon

Kansas City

Jardine’s: The Wild Women of Kansas City/Ida McBeth

Las Vegas

The Rhythm Kitchen: James Barela & Blu7

Los Angeles

Café Was: Jeff Goldblum & Mildred Snitzer Orchestra

Catalina Jazz Club: Jane Monheit

Steamers (Fullerton): Jeff Hamilton Trio

Minneapolis/St. Paul

Artist’s Quarter: Carole Martin/Irv Williams

Dakota Jazz Club: Irvin Mayfield

New Orleans

Maison Dupuy: Donna West Jazz Trio

Snug Harbor: Astral Project

New York City

The Blue Note: Chris Botti

Cornelia Street Café: Paul Shapiro’s Ribs & Brisket Revue

Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola: Paquito D’Rivera & Brazilian Dreams w/New York Voices

55 Bar: Brooklyn Boogaloo Blowout

Iridium: Mike Stern Band

Jazz Gallery: Gretchen Parloto

Jazz Standard: Henry Butler/Donald Harrison/Sean Jones/Wycliffe Gordon/Ben Wolfe/Ali Jackson

The Kitano: Nilson Matta & The Brazilian Voyage Quintet and the Gene Bertoncini Trio

One If By Land: B.D. Lenz

Small’s: Ruth Brisbane/Marion Cowings/Yaala Ballin

Smoke: Eric Alexander Quartet with Harold Mabern

The Village Vanguard: The Bad Plus


Chris’s Jazz Café: Chris’s All Stars

St. Louis

Joe Buck’s Show Room: Erin Bode

San Francisco/Bay Area

Yoshi’s (SF): Ledisi

Yoshi’s (Oakland): McCoy Tyner w/Ravi Coltrane, Esperanza Spalding and Francisco Mela


The Jazz Alley: Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band


Star Pass Resort & Spa: Rick Braun, David Benoit, Richard Elliot, others


The Eclipse: Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey

Washington, DC

Blues Alley: Ahmad Jamal

Kennedy Center: John Pizzarelli

United Kingdom


Jazz Café: Roy Ayers



Lionel Hampton Jazz Club: Isabelle & Zigabox

Sunside : Elisabeth Kontomanou

Sunset : The Volunteered Slaves

Jazz Club Etoile: Gérard Meissonnier

Hippocampes: Maxim Saury

Duc des Lombards: Marc Thomas

Caveau de la Huchette: Drew Davies Swing Band

Café Laurent: Christian Brenner

Baiser Salé: François Constantin

Petit Journal Montparnasse: Jean-Pierre Gélineau

Petit Journal Saint-Michel: Megaswing Quartet

Marfil: William Chabbey

Atelier Charonne: Moreno quartet

58 Tour Eiffel: Aurore Quartet

Chez Cécile: Matthieu Boré

Autour de Midi… Et Minuit: Françoise Fognini



Palace of Culture: BBC Big Band