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

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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