This Week in Jazz: Staff Music Selections

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Every week, The Jonathan Channel offers you an international look at whats going on in jazz. Here are this week's not-to-miss-selections. 

Jim Caruso's Cast Party - (New York, NY) This evening, join host Jim Caruso for his Monday openn-mic series at Birdland. A night of cocktails and song, at this open-mic - you never know who will stop in. Doors open at 9PM. 

Nat King Cole Trio in Tribute - (New York, NY) Join the Nat King Cole Trio at Lincoln Center for a celebration of Nat King Cole's 95th birthday anniversary. This night's events will be hosted by pianist Chris Pattishall. Show begins this evening at 7:30PM.

On Tour: Jane Monheit - (Trancoso Bahia, BR) Tuesday evening, Jane Monheit, will be performing evening at Theatro Music em Trancoso in Transoco Bahia, Brazil. A favorite vocalist of Jonathan Schwartz, this show will be a good one. For complete tour information visit

Strictly Bossa Nova feat. John Pizzarelli & Daniel Jobim - (New York, NY) Beginning Tuesday evening, The Cafe Carlyle hosts two weeks of Bossa Nova with stellar guitarist, John Pizzarelli and pianist Daniel Jobim. The show runs through March 29th. 

Annie Ross - (New York, NY) If you missed her last week you have another chance. Catch founding member of jazz vocal ensemble Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Annie Ross. This jazz legend will be performing Tuesday evening at The Metropolitan Room.

SF Jazz Collective - (New York, NY) Another option for your Tuesday night? The SF Jazz Collective at The Jazz Standard. The band celebrates their 10th anniversary with their "best of" series. This includes material from the bands favorite composers: Thelonious Monk, Stevie Wonder, John Coltrane, and many others. Promises to be a good show. 

Standard Time with Michael Feinstein - (New York, NY) Wednesday, Carnegie Hall hosts a Cole Porter Tribute with an evening of popular standards preformed by Michael Feinstein. Michael will be joined by special guests; David Garrison and Marti Stevens.

Harold Mabern Trio at Smalls Jazz Club - (New York, NY) Wednesday night, head to Greenwich Village for The Harold Mabern Trio. Expect a night of great jazz from these talented musicians, the band includes: Harold Mabern (piano), Essiet Essiet (bass) and Joe Farnsworth (drums). Show at 9:30PM.

A Celebration of Music & Life of Marian McPartland - (New York, NY) Thursday evening, NPR's Piano Jazz and 92Y honor the 96th birth anniversary of jazz pianist Marian McPartland. Hosted by pianist Jon Weber, join Marian's fans and family for a night of music. Guest musicians include: Bill Chalap (piano), Chris Brubeck (horn), Helen Merrill (piano & vocals). The event is currently sold out but a waiting list is available. 

On Tour: Newport Jazz Festival: 60th Anniversary - (Columbia, MO) Anat Cohen leads a star-studded celebration of The Newport Jazz Festival 60th Anniversary, at the Jazz Standard. Joining her is vocalist Karrin Allyson, trumpeter Randy Brecker, guitarist Mark Whitfield, pianist Peter Martin, bassist Ben Allison and drummer Clarence Penn. 

Beyond Jobim: New Voices of Brazil - (New York, NY) Friday night at The Allen Room offers a 21st century take on the Great Brazilian Songbook. Join lead vocalists Luisa Maita & Clarice Assad for an evening of samba and bossa nova. More information on the Lincoln Center website. 

A Weekend of Sondheim - (New York, NY) In celebration of the 83rd birthday of composer Stephen Sondheim, Broadway themed Supper Club 54 Below hosts a weekend of tribute. Join them Saturday night for a musical birthday celebration. On Sunday night it's Sondheim Unplugged, an evening of song and theatre trivia hosted by Phil Bond. For more information visit 

On Tour: Tierney Sutton - (Louisville, KY) Performing work from her new album, After Blue, singer/songwriter Tierney Sutton currently in the middle of a US tour. This week, Tierney will be in Indianapolis, IN on Wednesday and Louisville, KY on Thursday. On Saturday, you can catch her in Santa Barbara CA. Visit her website for more information. 

On Tour: Champian Fulton - (Villejuif, FRA) Jazz singer and vocalist, Champian Fulton is travelling abroad this week. You can catch her Thursday evening in Villejuif, Frankce at Jazz Aux Esselieres. Doors open at 9PM. Check her website for her complete tour schedule

Cyrille Aimee at Sangamon Auditorium - (Springfield, IL) A favorite of The Jonathan Channel, singer Cyrille Aimee, will be performing in Springfield IL Friday evening. This is an all ages show and doors open at 7PM.

Kurt Elling @Yoshi's San Francisco - (San Francisco, CA) Hailed "the standout male vocalist of our time" by The New York Times, Grammy award winner Kurt Elling will be performing Friday and Saturday night in San Francisco. You can expect show stopping performances from Elling and his band: Xavier Davis (piano), Clark Sommers (bass), Kendrick Scott (Drums) and John McLean (Guitar). 

Bill Charlap Trio at The Regatta Bar - (San Francisco, CA) Jazz pianist Bill Charlap performs Friday and Saturday night in San Francisco. Visit his website for tour information.