Nilson Matta’s Samba Meets Jazz

Nilson Matta’s Samba Meets Jazz 2/23/18 & 2/24/18 Nilson Matta, a bassist best known for his work with Trio da Paz, presides over a flexible ensemble dedicated to the music of his native Brazil. Matta has developed his own musical signature making him a first-call bass player of Brazilian music and jazz musicians.  Therefore, it’s not … Read more

Wallace Roney Quintet

Wallace Roney Quintet 2/16/18 & 2/17/18 With his formative years rooted in both classical and jazz traditions, Wallace Roney was mentored by Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis. He went on to earn a GRAMMY® for his work on A Tribute to Miles, in collaboration with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, and Ron Carter. An … Read more

Strings Attached

Strings Attached 2/9/18 & 2/10/18 “Jazz guitar is alive and well in New York City, thanks to ‘Strings Attached’ — don’t miss them!” —Jon Herington, Steely Dan Strings Attached features four of New York City’s premier six-string jazz masters — Vic Juris, Mark Whitfield, Joe Cohn, Jack Wilkins, with Andy McKee, bass and David F. … Read more

Christian Sands Trio

Christian Sands Trio 2/2/18 & 2/3/18 Christian Sands is only 28 years old, but he’s been playing piano for the past 27 years and has a couple of Grammy Award nominations under his belt, including Best Latin Jazz Piano Solo. Wynton Marsalis named him a “jazz star of the future,” and he’s enjoyed a position … Read more

Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio

Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio 1/26/18 & 1/27/18 Performing for over six decades, Akiyoshi is known for her challenging and full-textured arrangements that sometimes evoke her homeland, Japan. Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio performed with Vincent Dupont (bass) and Mark Taylor (drums) at the Jazz Forum on Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27 at 7 and 9pm both nights. Salina: … Read more

Joe Locke Quartet

Joe Locke Quartet 1/12/18 & 1/13/18 Vibraphonist Joe Locke is widely considered to be one of the lead voices on his instrument, having won numerous awards and polls, including the 2006, 2008, and 2009 “Mallet Player of the Year” award from the Jazz Journalists Association. In 2018, Joe Locke was inducted into the World Vibes Congress Hall … Read more