"She is one of those wonderful spirits, she's got her arms around you; you can feel that." - Levon Helm
Alexis P. Suter is the owner of that big, booming voice you can hear roaring out of Brooklyn into the heart of North America and beyond. Miss Suter and her powerful and unique ensemble artfully blend the lines between Blues, Soul, Roots and Rock music. Alexis' voice ranges from a pained passion to explosive and soul bearing.
Ft. Don Byron (clarinet, sax), David Gilmore (guitar), Dezron Douglas (bass) & Jeff "Tain" Watts (drums)
Don Byron has been a singular voice in an astounding range of musical contexts, exploring widely divergent traditions while continually striving for what he calls "a sound above genre." As clarinetist, saxophonist, composer, arranger, and social critic, he redefines every genre of music he plays, be it classical, salsa, hip-hop, funk, rhythm & blues, klezmer, or any jazz style from swing and bop to cutting-edge downtown improvisation.
A line-up of seasoned pros perform their interpretations of the music of Cuba, Puerto Rico and Latino NYC. A seven piece band dedicated to keeping the sounds and spirit of this music alive, Larry Moses' "Latin Jazz Express" is what happens when the sophisticated sounds of jazz mix it up with the red-hot Latin rhythms of Cuba, Puerto Rico and the streets of NYC.
Have you ever heard a song and thought, "Hey, that sounds like....!" EPBB plays BOTH versions of certain songs and lets the AUDIENCE decide if it was truly stolen or not. The world's zaniest big band returns to re-form the music of Zappa, Pink Floyd, Yes, King Crimson, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter...with comic diversions, because they can't help it!.
Featuring: Joe Farnsworth (Drums), Sarah Hanahan (Alto Sax), Tyler Bullock (Piano), Jason Clotter (Bass)
One of the most highly regarded jazz drummers on the scene today, Joe is known for his blazing speed, precision, musical, and melodic playing.In New York City, Joe led the weekend jazz combos at Augie’s (now Smoke Jazz & Supper Club). He has performed with Junior Cook, Cecil Payne, John Ore, Big John Patton, Harold Mabern, Eddie Henderson, John Jenkins and his brothers, John and James.
Ricky Ford (tenor sax), John Kordalewski (piano), Tony Marino (bass), Thurman Barker (drums)
Ricky Ford is a badass tenor saxophonist. Many will recall his fierce and strong playing on his Muse releases in the '80s. Others may be aware that he was a stalwart member of big bands like the Duke Ellington Orchestra under the leadership of Mercer Ellington and with Charles Mingus and later the Mingus Dynasty band.
THE MAHAVISHNU PROJECT celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Birds of Fire - the second studio album by the original members of the Mahavishnu Orchestra. This performance will pay tribute, as well, to the late great guitar genius JEFF BECK (1944-2023) with an additional set of Beck material.
Featuring: John Medeski (keys), Mat Maneri (viola), Eric Kalb (drums), Reeves Gabrels (guitar), Mister Rourke (turntables), Mike Rivard (bass, sintir)
Club d'Elf, a Moroccan dosed psychedelic dub jazz collective from Boston, is fiercely dedicated to “the groove”, comprising some of the most sought-after players from the jazz, DJ, rock and world music scenes of the Northeast
“The unofficial poet laureate of New York City.”—Uncut. Willie Nile is a New York lifer—a singer-songwriter cut as much from the cloth of Greenwich Village’s folk music community as the Bowery’s punk scene. Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend, Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams, Jim Jarmusch, and Little Steven are among those who have sung his praises.
Featuring: Tim Hegarty, (sax), Soren Lee (guitar), Arthur Kell (bass), Brian Melvin (drums, percussion)
Brian Melvin has played and recorded with the legends of jazz and rock including renowned bassist Jaco Pastorius with whom he recorded 5 albums - one entitled Nightfood featuring Bob Weir of The Grateful Dead. Brian has worked with notables Joe Henderson, Mike Stern, John Scofield, Michael Brecker, and Joe Lovano among many others.
An evening of Swing, R&B, Rockabilly and more! Dancing encouraged! "Equally at home picking a vintage Dobro, an old National resonator guitar, or laying down a fat horn voicing on a tripleneck 8-string steel, Cashdollar is a master of bluegrass, gut-bucket blues, honky-tonk, swampy R&B, and Western Swing." - Frets Magazine
Featuring: Jeff Haynes: Percussion , James Kerr: Dobro, Vocals, Pete Lister: Guitar, Vocals, Evan Lane: Guitar, Vocals
Grammy Award Winner, C Lanzbom leads Deadgrass & Friends in an exploration of the musical works and improvisational style of Jerry Garcia, The Grateful Dead and so much more!
Ft. Mark Guiliana (drums), Chris Morrissey (bass), Jason Rigby (tenor saxophone), TBD (Piano).
Mark Guiliana has become recognized as one of the world’s leading drummers, admired and in demand across the spectrum from jazz to rock to electronic music for his rhythmic sophistication, creative impulse and individual sound. He has been in the vanguard of drummers creating a new vernacular on the instrument, blending virtuosity on acoustic drums with artfully deployed electronic beats and processing.
Chris O'Leary and his blues ensemble hail from the Hudson Valley of New York, but there's more than a trace of New Orleans in his music. O'Leary, who sings and plays harp and mandolin, and his band has a laid-back sound, but their solid groove, tight playing and O'Leary's superlative songwriting make them a powerful unit.
Ft. Martin Pizzarelli (bass), Hyuna Park (piano), Linus Wyrsch (clarinet, sax), Alexia Gardner (vocals), Mark Sganga (guitar), Ben Sapporito (drums)
Among his peers, he is considered one of the most swinging bassists on the scene and a “keeper of the flame” who masters the style like no one else today. His core collaborators are two young and energetic forces of the New York jazz scene, pianist Hyuna Park and clarinetist/tenor saxophonist Linus Wyrsch.
Kofi Baker is keeping the music of his famous father, Ginger Baker, alive with this tribute to the music of Cream and Blind Faith. Baker is a powerhouse drummer who would be a standout in any band. His playing certainly recalls his father's style, but as with his bandmates, he made the parts his own with unique fills and inventive improvisations.
Popa Chubby's bold approach to blues continues as he plays more than 200 club dates a year, and releases his albums worldwide. "Popa Chubby’s a big man....but his music is much bigger....[Chubby will] continue carrying the torch for the blues....and put on a damn good show. What more can one say?" - Elmore
The adventurous California-based duo of Will Blades on Hammond B3 and clavinet and Scott Amendola on drums/percussion/electronics takes “an intoxicating sonic journey” (JazzTimes) through odd-meter prog, dark-hued funk, Latin jazz, daring improv, and psychedelic dub… but wait, there’s more! The incomparable Seattle saxophonist Skerik, and percussionist Cyro Baptista––a long-time John Zorn collaborator who’s also worked with Herbie Hancock, Paul Simon, and Trey Anastasio—join in for a wild dust-up full of imagination, humour, passion, and virtuosity.