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October 2018

Antonio Ciacca Quartet

October 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Smalls 1538761292, 183 West 10th Street
New York, NY 10014 United States
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Born in Germany in 1969, raised in Italy and educated in the United States, pianist, composer, and arts-presenter Antonio Ciacca began his career in jazz as a sideman for Art Farmer, James Moody, Lee Konitz, Jonny Griffin, Mark Murphy, Dave Liebman, and Steve Grossman. Grossman’s influence in particular— with whom Ciacca studied for three years—proved an important inspiration for Ciacca’s own style. In 1993, Ciacca moved to Detroit to study at Wayne State University with Kenny Barron, after which he…

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Lucky Chops

October 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm EDT
Ridgefield Playhouse 1530539289, 80 East Ridge Rd
Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877 United States
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This high-energy, brassy funk band rose to fame with viral videos of their NYC subway shows, which were part of the Music Under New York program. Their dynamic and spirited live performances of instrumental versions of a wide-range of pop and rock songs – Adele’s “Hello,” “Funkytown/I Feel Good,” “Helter Skelter” and others — have earned them millions of fans around the world with sold-out concerts and festival appearances across Europe and North and South America.

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Rachelle Coba CD release Oct 11 in Boca Raton

October 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
The Funky Biscuit 1538767173, 303 SE Mizner Blv #59
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Thursday October 11 at 8 PM: Rachelle Coba releases her CD, "Blink", at the Funky Biscuit in Boca. “She plays the hell out of the guitar” - Matt “Guitar” Murphy Rachelle earned a bachelors degree in classical guitar performance from the University of Miami. With all of these influences, Rachelle developed her own unique finger-style approach to blues rhythm and lead guitar playing. After college, Rachelle became known in Miami for her unique style and was cast in an indie…

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Spyro Gyra

October 12 @ 8:00 pm EDT
Shalin Liu Performance Center 1538054411, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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One of the most beloved fusion bands in the world, Spyro Gyra continues to find the sweet spot between jazz, funk, and new age music. Nominated for multiple Grammy awards, the group hasn’t lost any of its swagger more than 40 years after their founding. Spyro Gyra is a jazz juggernaut who show no sign of slowing down. Over the last 40-plus years, they have performed over 5,000 shows, released 31 albums, selling over 10 million albums while also achieving…

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On Stage At Kingsborough Presents Grammy Award-Winning Vocalist Catherine Russell and Famed Singer/Guitarist John Pizzarelli in “Billie and Blue Eyes”

October 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
On Stage At Kingsborough’s Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center 1537617238, 2001 Oriental Blvd On Stage At Kingsborough's Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center
Brooklyn, NY 11235 United States
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Relive the glory days of jazz with the iconic voices of Grammy Award winner Catherine Russell and John Pizzarelli as they salute Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra. This unforgettable concert features soulful interpretations of chart-topping classics like “All of Me,” “Ring A Ding Ding,” “Them There Eyes,” and “One More For My Baby.” Catherine Russell has been hailed by The Huffington Post as “a legend hiding in plain sight,” while The Boston Globe saluted John Pizzarelli for “reinvigorating the Great…

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Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda: The Ashram Experience

October 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm EDT
North Beach Bandshell 1537613171, 7275 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33141
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MIAMI, FL (October, 2018) – What happens when you mix the mystical philosophy and music of India with the forward-leaning jazz of the legendary Alice Coltrane? That intoxicating, otherworldly yet deeply earthy music was nearly lost to history until David Byrne (of Talking Heads and more fame) and his Luaka Bop record label recently brought it back to the public with the release of a new album compilation. On Friday, October 12, South Florida audiences have the chance to hear…

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The 1st Annual Fillmore R & B Festival

October 13

Saturday & Sunday, October 13 & 14, 2018 Fillmore Street ~ Sutter to Eddy Streets San Francisco, CA 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM ~ FREE RAIN OR SHINE! This is a smoke-free event.

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The Barry Harris Trio with Larry McKenna

October 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
William Paterson University Shea Center for Performing Arts 1537195904, 300 Pompton Road
Wayne, New Jersey 07470 United States
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The legendary NEA Jazz Master Barry Harris returns to the Jazz Room after his injury-related postponed performance last year. He will be joined by historic Philadelphia tenor saxophonist Larry McKenna. Harris is a true bebop pioneer and a rare connection to that formative jazz era. He is a product of historic collaborations with such giants as Dexter Gordon, Miles Davis, Sonny Stitt, Hank Mobley, and fellow Detroit native Thad Jones. Prices vary from: General Public - $15 | WP community…

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All In – featuring Sal Lozano, Trey Henry, Andrew Synowiec, Ray Brinker, Mike Stever, Alex Iles & Dave Witham

October 14 @ 9:00 pm - 11:45 pm EDT
Blue Whale 1539025973, 123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St. Suite 301
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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All In - the newest Los Angeles jazz group comes to the Blue Whale on October 14, playing works from their debut album. This 7-piece collective features accomplished musicians Sal Lozano (saxes), Trey Henry (bass), Andrew Synowiec (guitar), Ray Brinker (drums), Mike Stever (trumpet), Alex Iles (trombone) and Dave Witham (piano).

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Pink Martini

October 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm EDT
Ridgefield Playhouse 1530539414, 80 East Ridge Rd
Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877 United States
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Drawing inspiration from music from all over the world – crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop – Thomas Lauderdale founded Pink Martini in 1994 to provide more beautiful and inclusive musical soundtracks for political fundraisers for causes such as civil rights, affordable housing, the environment, libraries, public broadcasting, education and parks. Twenty years later, Pink Martini still tours the world, singing in 22 languages at opera houses, concert halls, film festivals, museums and fashion shows. In 2014, Pink…

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