This Week: Staff Music Picks

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Woody Allen @ Cafe Carlyle (New York, NY) - It’s not a secret that Woody Allen is a huge music fan. His movie scores are filled with great standards and jazz. It’s also well known that he is an avid clarinetist, performing regularly at Café Carlyle. This year he has been performing with The Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band. What you might not know is that this Monday marks the final performance of their run. If you haven’t caught the show yet, this may be your last chance.

Tierney Sutton @ Birdland (New York, NY) - Jonathan Schwartz rightfully named Tierney Sutton a "citizen of jazz". She is a vocalist who has enjoyed a fruitful career devoted to the American Songbook and recently joined The Jonathan Channel for Sunday in New York at BAM. She returns to New York for a week of shows at Birdland Tuesday through Saturday.

On Tour: Cyrille Aimme @ Django Jazz Fest (Paris, FRA) - This week, catch vocalist extraodinaire Cyrille Aimee and she travels throughout France. Catch her Monday through Wednesday evening at Le Duc les Lombards in Paris, and Thursday night in Samois for the Festival Django Rheinhardt.!__calendar

Cecile McLorin Salvant @ Damrosch Park (New York, NY) - Midsummer Night Swing is an annual event presented by Lincoln Center where you can come early for a Lindy Hop dance lesson and stay late for the show. This year features Cecile McLorin Salvant backed by Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks on Tuesday and The Hot Sardines on Friday.

On Tour: John Pizzarelli @ Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater (Vail, CO) John Pizzarelli heads west to Colorado to perform at “Bravo! Vail” with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra on Friday. A night of Rodgers, Gershwin, Ellington and Harold Arlen kick-off this classically oriented Rocky Mountain music festival.

On Tour: Renee Rosnes @ The Promontory (Chicago, IL) - Thursday evening, pianist Renee Rosnes is in Chicago with Steve Wilson and Peter Washington at The Promontory. This new restaurant and music space in the Hyde Park neighborhood is about as underground as they come right now. Their website is a simple photograph of the lake shore with a space to sign up for their email list. If you make it out to the show, take a photo or two and send them our way.

Maria Neckam @ Blue Whale (Los Angeles, CA) -  If you’re in Los Angeles on Sunday night then the Blue Whale is the place to be. Maria Neckam is joined by an unbelievably powerful rhythm section of Charles Altura on guitar, Tim Lefebvre on bass and Dan Schnelle on drums.

Gregory Porter @ The DC Jazz Festival (Washington, DC) The DC Jazz Festival is in full swing with an incredibly diverse program. Highlights include vocalist Gregory Porter on Saturday and trumpeter Etienne Charles on Sunday.