Justin Kauflin

Justin Kauflin

Justin Kauflin The Justin Kauflin Quartet played at the club on 2/22/19 and 2/23/19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmFLDUjRv1U Justin Kauflin is an award-winning American jazz pianist, composer, producer, educator, and Quincy Jones Artist. He won the VSA International Young Soloist Award and voted as “Jazz Artist of the Year” in VEER magazine. How did you come to play … Read more

Julius Rodriguez

Julius Rodriguez Quintet

Julius Rodriguez: 2nd Interview! The Julius Rodriguez Quintet played at the club 02/01/19 and 02/02/19 https://youtu.be/7JA4vUbmWr8 An all-star quintet of young lions brings you the fresh sound of jazz’s up and coming talents. The leader and Westchester native, Julius Rodriguez, has already been making a name for himself in the New York City jazz scene. … Read more

Monty Alexander

Monty Alexander

Monty Alexander Monty Alexander played at the club 12/07/18 and 12/08/18 In a career spanning five decades, pianist Monty Alexander has built a reputation exploring the worlds of American Jazz, popular song, and the music of his native Jamaica, finding in each a sincere spirit of musical expression. How did you come to play the … Read more

Christian Sands Trio

Christian Sands

Christian Sands Trio The Christian Sands Trio (Christian Sands, Russell Hall, Jerome Jennings) played at the club 11/23/18 and 11/24/18 Christian Sylvester Sands, born May 22, 1989, is an American jazz pianist. He grew up in Connecticut and started taking piano lessons already at the age of four. Read our previous interview with Christian Sands, … Read more

Larry Willis

Larry Willis 10/26/18 & 10/27/18 Salina: How did you come to be such an amazing pianist?  Larry Willis: There was a piano in the house, and I had an older brother who was classically trained. I started out as a singer. I was a voice major at the High School of Music and Art and … Read more

Bill Charlap Trio

Bill Charlap Trio 6/29/18 & 6/30/18 Grammy award-winning pianist Bill Charlap has performed with many of the leading artists of our time including Phil Woods, Tony Bennett, Gerry Mulligan, Wynton Marsalis, Freddy Cole and Houston Person. In 1997 Charlap formed his trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, now recognized as one of … Read more

Renee Rosnes Quartet

Renee Rosnes Quartet 5/4/18 & 5/5/18 Renee Rosnes is one of the premier jazz pianists and composers of her generation. She has toured and recorded with bands led by such legends as Joe Henderson, Wayne Shorter, JJ Johnson, James Moody, Bobby Hutcherson, Niels Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Buster Williams and Ron Carter’s Foursight Band. In 2003, SOCAN … Read more

Massimo Faraò Quintet

Massimo Faraò Quintet 4/20/18 & 4/21/18 Massimo Faraò studied with Maestro Flavio Crivelli and began his career collaborating with musicians from the Genoa Area, especially with the bassist Piero Leveratto. In 1993, he was invited to the US to play with Red Holloway and Albert “Tootie” Heath on a West Coast tour. In the same … Read more

Joey DeFrancesco Trio

Joey DeFrancesco Trio 3/2/18 & 3/3/18 Multi-instrumentalist and singer Joey DeFrancesco was born in 1971, signed his first record deal at age 16, and has since recorded and performed with Miles Davis, Jimmy Smith, Elvin Jones, James Moody, Ray Charles, and countless more. Loved by musicians, critics, and audiences, he has won the DownBeat Critics … 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