This Week in Jazz: Staff Music Selections

The Jonathan Channel brings you great music - no matter where you are. Here are our staff picks for the week.

Diane Marino Quartet featuring Harry Allen @ Le Cirque Cafe  (New York, NY) Ever Monday from 7pm-10pm Le Cirque Cafe features live musical performances. Tonight the Diane Marino Quartet promises a mesmerizing evening of jazz. 

Brubeck Brothers Quartet @ Dizzy's Coca-Cola Club (New York, NY) As part of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dave Brubeck Festival, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola presents the Brubeck Brothers Quartet, comprised of members of one of America’s most accomplished musical families. Dan and Chris Brubeck, along with Mike DeMicco and Chuck Lamb, form a dynamic quartet to perform a seriously hard swinging set. Stop by Monday or Tuesday to catch this great show.

Kenny Barron Quintet @ Village Vanguard (New York, NY) Philadelphia born pianist, composer, and arranger Kenny Barron brings together his quintet for an intimate evening at the Village Vangaurd. Performers include saxophonist Dayna Stephens, trumpeter Mike Rodriguez, bassist Kiyoshi Kitagawa, and drummer Johnathan Blake. Performances run from the 8th - 13th. 

Brian Stokes Mitchell @ Alden Theater (McClean, VA) On Tuesday, Tony Award winning actor and singer Brian Stokes Mitchell will be sing music from his album "Simply Broadway."

Benny Green Trio @ Jazz Standard (New York, NY) Pianist Benny Green has been hailed as the most exciting, hard swinging pianists to have come from Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. At the Standard he performs with bassist David Wong and drummer Rodney Green throughout the week, with a final performance on Sunday. 

Annie Ross @ The Metropolitan Room (New York, NY) Drop into the Metropolitan Room Tuesday for this legendary vocalist perform. 

Gary Burton & Makoto Ozone Duets @ Blue Note (New York, NY) Vibraphonist Gary Burton and pianist Makoto Ozone have been playing together since 1984. On Wednesday night you'll hear them play music from their latest album "Time Thread."

Kat Gang @ The Rose Club (New York, NY) Every Wednesday the Plaza Hotel's Rose Club features live jazz, tonight it just so happens to be the richly toned Kat Gang. If you can make it into this luxurious old New York hangout, it will surely be worth your while. 

The Life & Music of Dave Brubeck @ The Rose Theater (New York, NY) This Thursday and Friday, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis explores Brubeck’s legacy with fresh arrangements that illuminate the maestro’s breadth and scope. Free pre-concert discussion, nightly, at 7pm with Simon Rowe, Executive Director of the Brubeck Institute. 

Barbara Carroll, Andy Bey and Jay Leonhart @ Tribeca Performing Arts Center (New York, NY) This Thursday, if you're in town, pop by the Tribeca Performing Arts Center for a night of cabaret jazz from Jack Kleinsinger’s Highlights In Jazz, New York’s longest running jazz concert series.

The Real Ambassadors @ The Appel Room (New York, NY) At the behest of the U.S. State Department Dave Brubeck in collaboration with Louis Armstrong created a civil-rights minded jazz musical titled The Real Ambassadors. On Friday and Saturday pianist and Music Director Peter Martin leads a restaging of this still-topical masterwork hosted by Jazz at Lincoln Center. Also performing are bassist Robert Hurst, drummer Ulysses Owens, vocalists Roberta Gambarini, Brian Owens, Vivian Sessoms, Russell Graham, and Ty Stephens, trumpeter James Zollar, and original member of the 1962 performance Yolande Bavan as narrator. This will be the first ever New York performance of this important work.

On Tour: John Pizzarelli @ The University of Arizona Fox Theater  (Tuscon, AZ) On Friday, Pizzarelli comes to the Fox Theater for a tribute to Nat King Cole along with Ramsey Lewis. This world renowned jazz guitarist and vocalist (and host of Radio Deluxe on the Jonathan Channel) will be hitting multiple cities this week performing work from his new album, Double Exposure. Check here for tour dates, times, and locations.

Ed Laub and Bucky Pizzarelli @ The Minstrel  (Morristown, NJ) Friday night in New Jersey has never been so good with guitar duo  Ed Laub and Bucky Pizzarelli (father to John Pizzarelli). If you're in the neighborhood definitely make it out to this fun show. 

On Tour: Diana Krall (Mesa, AZ; Las Vegas, NV; Palm Desert, CA; Oakland, CA; Davis, CA ) Starting Tuesday night, jazz vocalist Dianna Krall is touring the West Coast with stops in Arizona, Nevada, and California all this week. Performing work off her new album, Glad Rag Doll, this Grammy award winning singer will not disappoint. Be sure to catch her at one of the many venues she'll be visiting throughout the week. Click the link for her full tour listing.