JAZZ STANDARD

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JAZZ STANDARD Schedule

Changes for June & July

*Robert Glasper Trio has been cancelled. In its place will be the Joey DeFrancesco Trio.*
Thursday – Sunday, June 25 – 28
JOEY DEFRANCESCO TRIO

Joey DeFrancesco – Hammond B-3 Organ
Jerry Weldon – tenor sax (6/25-6/27)
Carmen Intorre – drums (6/25-6/27)
Paul Bollenback – guitar (6/28)
Byron Landham – drums (6/28)

When the powerhouse jazz organist Joey DeFrancesco takes the stage, he’s standing on some big shoulders: Father “Papa John” DeFrancesco was himself a legendary Philly-area organ player, and grandpa Joe DeFrancesco was a multi-instrumentalist who worked with the Dorsey Brothers. On Joey D!, his latest High Note album, Joey DeFrancesco (along with tenor man Jerry Weldon and drummer Byron Landham) applies his technical mastery and unerring sense of swing to tunes ranging from “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” to Gene Ammons’ “Blues Up and Down.” In a review of a recent show at the Jazz Showcase, Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune notes “the sheer profusion of his ideas and the whirlwind nature of his finger work reminded listeners why he is the despair of uncounted jazz organists.” $25/$30 Friday & Saturday

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*Line-up Change*
Sunday, July 5
Mark Rapp Group
Mark Rapp – trumpet, didgeridoo
Nick Rolfe – keys
Rene Hart – bass
Daniel Freedman – drums

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*Line-up Change*
Thursday – Sunday, July 16 – 19
Stefon Harris & Blackout
Stefon Harris – vibraphone, marimba
Mark Cary – piano, keyboards
Casey Benjamin – alto saxophone, vocoder
Ben Williams – bass (6/16, 6/17 & 6/19)
Luquest Curtis – bass (6/18)
Terreon Gully – drums (6/16-6/18)
TBA – drums (6/19)
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AUGUST 2009 – DECEMBER 2009
*Concert Highlights*

AUGUST 11-12: SEAN JONES GROUP
Sean Jones – trumpet
Brian Hogans – saxophone
Orrin Evans – piano
Luques Curtis – bass
John Davis – drums

AUGUST 13-16: STEVE KUHN TRIO featuring STEVE SWALLOW & AL FOSTER

AUGUST 18-19: ALI JACKSON QUINTET

AUGUST 20-23: JOANNE BRACKEEN plus special guest RAVI COLTRANE
Ravi Coltrane – tenor saxophone
Joanne Brackeen – piano
Eddie Gomez – bass
E.J. Strickland – drums

AUGUST 25: SACHAL VASANDANI
* Mack Avenue Records CD Release

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FEINSTEIN’S AT LOEWS REGENCY Summer Schedule

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FEINSTEIN’S AT LOEWS REGENCY

PRESENTS

STAR OF TV’S “RESCUE ME”

AND BROADWAY’S “REASONS TO BE PRETTY”

STEVEN PASQUALE

PERFORMING SELECTIONS FROM HIS DEBUT JAZZ CD “SOMETHIN’ LIKE LOVE”

FEATURING THE JOHN PIZZARELLI QUARTET

ONE NIGHT ONLY – SUNDAY, JUNE 28

FEINSTEIN’S AT LOEWS REGENCY, the nightclub proclaimed “Best of New York” by New York Magazine, and “an invaluable New York institution” by The New York Post, continues its 10th Anniversary season with the debut of television and Broadway star STEVEN PASQUALE for one night only on Sunday, June 28. He will perform romantic jazz-tinged classics from his debut CD Somethin’ Like Love on PS Classics. In his first live performance of material from the album, he will be accompanied by the John Pizzarelli Quartet, which features Pizzarelli on Guitar, Larry Fuller on piano, Martin Pizzarelli on bass and Tony Tedesco on drums.

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MICHAEL FEINSTEIN

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FEINSTEIN’S AT LOEWS REGENCY

EXTENDS

THE RETURN OF FIVE TIME GRAMMY NOMINEE

MICHAEL FEINSTEIN

AND BROADWAY STAR

CHEYENNE JACKSON

IN THEIR DUET SHOW “THE POWER OF TWO”

SIX MORE SHOWS ADDED, JUNE 25, 26 and 27

FEINSTEIN’S AT LOEWS REGENCY, the nightclub proclaimed “Best of New York” by New York Magazine and “an invaluable New York institution” by The New York Post – currently celebrating its 10th Anniversary season – will extend the first joint engagement of the club’s founder MICHAEL FEINSTEIN and critically-acclaimed Broadway star CHEYENNE JACKSON. Originally announced from June 2 – 12, the club has announced six additional shows on June 25, 26 and 27. Their new duet show “The Power Of Two” will feature pop songs, classic standards and songs from Broadway shows like The Pajama Game, City Of Angels and Finian’s Rainbow. The two stars, who sold out individual appearances at the club earlier this season, are collaborating onstage for the first time. All shows take place at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue at 61st Street).

MICHAEL FEINSTEIN, one of the premiere interpreters of American popular song, has been a household name since the success of his 1988 one-man Broadway show, Isn’t It Romantic. He enjoys an active performance calendar, including major concert halls, symphony orchestras, intimate jazz clubs and college campuses. More than a mere performer, he is nationally recognized for his commitment to the American popular song, both celebrating its art and preserving its legacy for the next generation.

His latest CD, The Sinatra Project – a collection of the great romantic songs performed by “Ol’ Blue Eyes” – garnered him a fifth Grammy Award nomination. He served as host and consultant on the new PBS documentary film “Soundies: A Musical History” and has written the score for a new stage musical The Gold Room, opening soon in London’s West End. His previous CD from Concord Records is Hopeless Romantics, a songbook of Harry Warren classics recorded with legendary jazz pianist George Shearing. In 2004, Michael completed a national tour with songwriting icon Jimmy Webb based on their CD, Only One Life – The Songs of Jimmy Webb. The disc was named one of “10 Best CDs of the Year” by USA Today. Recently he hosted and produced The Great American Songbook, a PBS Special and DVD set from Warner Brothers that traces the history of popular music in our country and debuted at the Palm Springs Film Festival.

CHEYENNE JACKSON

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CURTIS STIGERS RETURNS TO THE OAK ROOM

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ACCLAIMED JAZZ SINGER-SAXOPHONIST CURTIS STIGERS
RETURNS TO THE OAK ROOM JUNE 9-20

Curtis Stigers, whose recent Oak Room appearances garnered rave reviews, returns to close our spring season in a limited engagement June 9-20. Accompanying Curtis will be Rick Germanson on piano and Cliff Schmitt on bass. Shows are 8:30 Tuesday through Saturday with late shows 11 pm Friday and Saturday. There is a $40 cover charge weeknights and late shows and $50 for early weekend shows, plus either a $30 food and beverage minimum or $50 prix fixe dinner. Reservations: (212) 419 9331 or bmcgurn@algonquinhotel.com.

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