Music listings – 9/19 through 9/25

Updates during the week!

1. SCOTT HENDERSON TRIO w/ The Les Paul Trio

Date: Monday, September 19, 2011
Time: 8pm & 10pm
Venue: Iridium (1650 Broadway New York, NY 10019, 212-582-2121)
Ticket: $25
Genre: Nu Blues


Born in 1954, Scott Henderson grew up in an era where blues-rock was at it’s peak. His formative musical years took place in South Florida where he played the clubs with all kinds of bands playing everything from Led Zepplin to James Brown. As he was learning his instrument, Henderson was influenced by Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Ritchie Blackmore, and the great blues guitarists Albert King and Buddy Guy.
Even though Henderson claims to be more of a blues-rock player, it was the influence of jazz that led him to the style of playing and composing that he is now famous for.

2. Drom show case night Under The Radar with SoSaLa, Danny Rivera Orchestra, The Naked Women and Manhattan Nocturne

Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Time: 7pm
Venue: Drom (85 Avenue A, NY, NY 10009, 212- 777-1157)
Ticket: donation
Genre:  jazz, latin jazz, afrobeat to nu world trash

Drom started a new music series called Under The Radar. This night four bands are on the bill from jazz to afrobeat. The bands are Danny Rivera Orchestra(7pm), The Naked Woman Project (8pm), SoSaLa (9pm) and Manhattan Nocturne (10pm)…Four differnet bands with four different sounds! Read more.

3. Vijay Iyer Trio

Date: Thursday, September 22 through Sunday, September 25, 2011
Time: 7:30 & 9:30 pm, FRI & SAT,  3rd set at 11:30pm
Venue: JAZZ STANDARD  (116 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016-8942, (212-576-2232)
Ticket: $25, $30
Genre: Nu Jazz

Over the summer, Vijay Iyer led a rhythm–and–horns sextet in a revelatory concert at Battery Park’s Castle Clinton and mounted a major collaboration with choreographer Karole Armitage at Central Park Summer Stage. The acclaimed pianist and composer will go back to basics the first two nights with music by his longtime trio featuring Stephan Crump (bass) and Marcus Gilmore (drums), but will reconvene the sextet formation with special guests Mark Shim (Elvin Jones, Mose Allison), Steve Lehman (Anthony Braxton, Meshell Ndegeocello) and Graham Haynes (Steve Coleman, Cassandra Wilson). “Among the young lions of jazz piano, Indian–American artist Vijay Iyer is a standout. His individuality at the keyboard has much to do with the sheer physicality of his approach, which he traces to a major influence, Thelonious Monk.” (Stuart Isacoff, The Wall Street Journal)

4. Morton Subotnick & Tony Martin, George Lewis & Wet Ink Ensemble

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2011
Time:  8pm
Venue: The Roulette (509 Atlantic Ave, at the corner of 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY)
Ticket: $15
Genre: Jazz/contemporary

An evening of immersive creations from two esteemed composers, featuring Morton Subotnick with projected visuals from light artist / painter Tony Martin, and electro-acoustic music from George Lewis with the Wet Ink Ensemble. Martin and Subotnick will present a new project, building on collaborative history that dates back to 1963. Wet Ink performs recent works by innovative composer, theorist, and improviser George Lewis, including “Les Exercices Spirituels” (2010), from Lewis’ new release on Tzadik’s Composer Series.

5. Ravish Momin’s Tarana Trio and Sameer Gupta’s Namaskar

Date: Friday, September 23, 2011
Time: 7pm
Venue: Baruch Performing Arts Center – Baruch College: 25th St. (bet. 3rd and Lexington Aves.), NYC
Ticket: $20 and $35, buy tickets
Genre: electronics/nu jazz/ Indian Jazz

1st set – RAVISH MOMIN’S TARANA – w/ Trina Basu
2nd set – SAMEER GUPTA’S NAMASKAR – w/ Marc Cary, Neel Murgai, Arun Ramamurthy, Rashaan Carter

“Few groups stretch the boundaries of jazz further than Ravish Momin’s Tarana. They build beautiful, utterly unpredictable improvisations from elements as disparate as Indian classical music, electronic music and a vast panoply of East Asian rhythms. Yet, their singular commitment to heavy, groove-based rhythms — even in extremely complex time signatures — is utterly irresistible, and something any rock, pop or hip-hop fan can pick up on immediately.” – Pittsburgh Tribune Review



SAMEER GUPTA’S NAMASKAR has a fresh and innovative approach towards jazz, Indian and soul music. Namaskar features percussionist Sameer Gupta, leading a world-class ensemble featuring pianist Marc Cary and Indian classical and modern jazz musicians.

6. Shauli Einav Quintet

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2011
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Smalls Jazz Club (183 W 10th Street. New York, NY)
Ticket: t.b.a.
Genre: modern Jazz

Israe’s Shauli Einav Quintet which will feature following musicians: Shauli Einav (tenor sax, Dan Tepfer (piano), Gilad Hekselman (guitar), Edward Perez (bass) & Daniel Dor (drums). Playing new originals and music from  Shauli’s album Opus One.

7. Dikanda

Date: Sunday, September 25, 2011
Time: 8pm
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, ph: 212- 505-3474)
Ticket: $20
Genre: Polish folk music/Balkan

This Sunday, New York City will host the Polish folk band Dikanda as a part of their first tour of the US. Dikanda plays both self-composed, original numbers as well as traditional songs those of Polish heritage might find familiar. When there are no words to express the exact emotion lead singer/accordion player Ania Witczak wants to convey, she simply makes them up. “I get a story in my head, and I want to tell it. But I’m not in the right frame of mind to use language,” Witczak says. “When I start to sing, words just come.” Witczak calls the coming together of the band “miraculous.” Hailing from Szczecin, an industrial port on the Baltic with mixed Slavic and Germanic roots, the group has long stood out in a music scene dominated by standard-issue pop. Since this beginning, they have released five records and toured extensively throughout Europe. While they are indeed well-traveled, this is their first time in the US.