Nicholas Payton "Relaxin' with Nick"

Nicholas Payton "Relaxin' with Nick"

Wed, May 29

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Nicholas Payton – trumpet, piano & keyboards Peter Washington – bass Kenny Washington – drums “Payton's genius virtuosity captivated both faithful fans and anyone in the NPR crowd just discovering his music for the first time. – NPR Multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Payton reunites the trio—with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington—that recorded his acclaimed Smoke live album live Relaxin’ with Nick. A multi-instrumental virtuoso from New Orleans, Payton is a master trumpeter (and pianist) who brings insight, inspiration, and passion to a wide spectrum of Black American Music. Over the years, he has recorded and performed with Wynton Marsalis, Dr. Michael White, Christian McBride, Joshua Redman, Roy Hargrove, Doc Cheatham, and Joe Henderson, among many others, and is widely considered one of the most important artists of our time. In a review, the Chicago Tribune states, “No descriptive label or category could be affixed to Payton’s solos, which were as brashly original as they were technically imposing.” 

Nicholas Payton "Relaxin' with Nick"

Nicholas Payton "Relaxin' with Nick"

Thu, May 30

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Nicholas Payton – trumpet, piano & keyboards Peter Washington – bass Kenny Washington – drums “Payton's genius virtuosity captivated both faithful fans and anyone in the NPR crowd just discovering his music for the first time. – NPR Multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Payton reunites the trio—with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington—that recorded his acclaimed Smoke live album live Relaxin’ with Nick. A multi-instrumental virtuoso from New Orleans, Payton is a master trumpeter (and pianist) who brings insight, inspiration, and passion to a wide spectrum of Black American Music. Over the years, he has recorded and performed with Wynton Marsalis, Dr. Michael White, Christian McBride, Joshua Redman, Roy Hargrove, Doc Cheatham, and Joe Henderson, among many others, and is widely considered one of the most important artists of our time. In a review, the Chicago Tribune states, “No descriptive label or category could be affixed to Payton’s solos, which were as brashly original as they were technically imposing.” 

Nicholas Payton "Relaxin' with Nick"

Nicholas Payton "Relaxin' with Nick"

Fri, May 31

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Nicholas Payton – trumpet, piano & keyboards Peter Washington – bass Kenny Washington – drums “Payton's genius virtuosity captivated both faithful fans and anyone in the NPR crowd just discovering his music for the first time. – NPR Multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Payton reunites the trio—with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington—that recorded his acclaimed Smoke live album live Relaxin’ with Nick. A multi-instrumental virtuoso from New Orleans, Payton is a master trumpeter (and pianist) who brings insight, inspiration, and passion to a wide spectrum of Black American Music. Over the years, he has recorded and performed with Wynton Marsalis, Dr. Michael White, Christian McBride, Joshua Redman, Roy Hargrove, Doc Cheatham, and Joe Henderson, among many others, and is widely considered one of the most important artists of our time. In a review, the Chicago Tribune states, “No descriptive label or category could be affixed to Payton’s solos, which were as brashly original as they were technically imposing.” 

Nicholas Payton "Relaxin' with Nick"

Nicholas Payton "Relaxin' with Nick"

Sat, Jun 01

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Nicholas Payton – trumpet, piano & keyboards Peter Washington – bass Kenny Washington – drums “Payton's genius virtuosity captivated both faithful fans and anyone in the NPR crowd just discovering his music for the first time. – NPR Multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Payton reunites the trio—with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington—that recorded his acclaimed Smoke live album live Relaxin’ with Nick. A multi-instrumental virtuoso from New Orleans, Payton is a master trumpeter (and pianist) who brings insight, inspiration, and passion to a wide spectrum of Black American Music. Over the years, he has recorded and performed with Wynton Marsalis, Dr. Michael White, Christian McBride, Joshua Redman, Roy Hargrove, Doc Cheatham, and Joe Henderson, among many others, and is widely considered one of the most important artists of our time. In a review, the Chicago Tribune states, “No descriptive label or category could be affixed to Payton’s solos, which were as brashly original as they were technically imposing.” 

Nicholas Payton "Relaxin' with Nick"

Nicholas Payton "Relaxin' with Nick"

Sun, Jun 02

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Nicholas Payton – trumpet, piano & keyboards Peter Washington – bass Kenny Washington – drums “Payton's genius virtuosity captivated both faithful fans and anyone in the NPR crowd just discovering his music for the first time. – NPR Multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Payton reunites the trio—with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington—that recorded his acclaimed Smoke live album live Relaxin’ with Nick. A multi-instrumental virtuoso from New Orleans, Payton is a master trumpeter (and pianist) who brings insight, inspiration, and passion to a wide spectrum of Black American Music. Over the years, he has recorded and performed with Wynton Marsalis, Dr. Michael White, Christian McBride, Joshua Redman, Roy Hargrove, Doc Cheatham, and Joe Henderson, among many others, and is widely considered one of the most important artists of our time. In a review, the Chicago Tribune states, “No descriptive label or category could be affixed to Payton’s solos, which were as brashly original as they were technically imposing.” 

Vijay Iyer Trio

Vijay Iyer Trio

Wed, Jun 05

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Vijay Iyer – piano Harish Raghavan – bass Jeremy Dutton – drums + special guest Milena Casado – trumpet & flugelhorn, thu - sat only “Trailblazing… one of his generation’s brightest jazz luminaries.”
– Time Out New York Vijay Iyer was described as a “social conscience, multimedia collaborator, system builder, rhapsodist, historical thinker, and multicultural gateway” by The New York Times. He is also one of the most celebrated and renowned pianists and composers of the 21st century. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, among many accolades, and was named Downbeat’s Jazz Artist of the Year four times in the last decade. He was called “an American treasure” by Minnesota Public Radio and has been praised by Pitchfork as “one of the best in the world at what he does.” His trio features bassist Harish Raghavan and drummer Jeremy Dutton with special guest trumpeter Milena Casado on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. 

Vijay Iyer Trio

Vijay Iyer Trio

Thu, Jun 06

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Vijay Iyer – piano Harish Raghavan – bass Jeremy Dutton – drums + special guest Milena Casado – trumpet & flugelhorn, thu - sat only “Trailblazing… one of his generation’s brightest jazz luminaries.”
– Time Out New York Vijay Iyer was described as a “social conscience, multimedia collaborator, system builder, rhapsodist, historical thinker, and multicultural gateway” by The New York Times. He is also one of the most celebrated and renowned pianists and composers of the 21st century. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, among many accolades, and was named Downbeat’s Jazz Artist of the Year four times in the last decade. He was called “an American treasure” by Minnesota Public Radio and has been praised by Pitchfork as “one of the best in the world at what he does.” His trio features bassist Harish Raghavan and drummer Jeremy Dutton with special guest trumpeter Milena Casado on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. 

Vijay Iyer Trio

Vijay Iyer Trio

Fri, Jun 07

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Vijay Iyer – piano Harish Raghavan – bass Jeremy Dutton – drums + special guest Milena Casado – trumpet & flugelhorn, thu - sat only “Trailblazing… one of his generation’s brightest jazz luminaries.”
– Time Out New York Vijay Iyer was described as a “social conscience, multimedia collaborator, system builder, rhapsodist, historical thinker, and multicultural gateway” by The New York Times. He is also one of the most celebrated and renowned pianists and composers of the 21st century. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, among many accolades, and was named Downbeat’s Jazz Artist of the Year four times in the last decade. He was called “an American treasure” by Minnesota Public Radio and has been praised by Pitchfork as “one of the best in the world at what he does.” His trio features bassist Harish Raghavan and drummer Jeremy Dutton with special guest trumpeter Milena Casado on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. 

Vijay Iyer Trio

Vijay Iyer Trio

Sat, Jun 08

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Vijay Iyer – piano Harish Raghavan – bass Jeremy Dutton – drums + special guest Milena Casado – trumpet & flugelhorn, thu - sat only “Trailblazing… one of his generation’s brightest jazz luminaries.”
– Time Out New York Vijay Iyer was described as a “social conscience, multimedia collaborator, system builder, rhapsodist, historical thinker, and multicultural gateway” by The New York Times. He is also one of the most celebrated and renowned pianists and composers of the 21st century. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, among many accolades, and was named Downbeat’s Jazz Artist of the Year four times in the last decade. He was called “an American treasure” by Minnesota Public Radio and has been praised by Pitchfork as “one of the best in the world at what he does.” His trio features bassist Harish Raghavan and drummer Jeremy Dutton with special guest trumpeter Milena Casado on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. 

Vijay Iyer Trio

Vijay Iyer Trio

Sun, Jun 09

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Vijay Iyer – piano Harish Raghavan – bass Jeremy Dutton – drums + special guest Milena Casado – trumpet & flugelhorn, thu - sat only “Trailblazing… one of his generation’s brightest jazz luminaries.”
– Time Out New York Vijay Iyer was described as a “social conscience, multimedia collaborator, system builder, rhapsodist, historical thinker, and multicultural gateway” by The New York Times. He is also one of the most celebrated and renowned pianists and composers of the 21st century. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, among many accolades, and was named Downbeat’s Jazz Artist of the Year four times in the last decade. He was called “an American treasure” by Minnesota Public Radio and has been praised by Pitchfork as “one of the best in the world at what he does.” His trio features bassist Harish Raghavan and drummer Jeremy Dutton with special guest trumpeter Milena Casado on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. 

Eric Scott Reed & Generation X, Y, and Z

Eric Scott Reed & Generation X, Y, and Z

Wed, Jun 12

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Giveton Gellin – trumpet John Beshay – tenor saxophone Eric Reed – piano Nick Jozwiak – bass Ethan Kogan – drums “Eric Reed has fully established himself in the forefront of jazz pianists.” – All About Jazz Pianist Eric Reed leads this exciting quintet--Generation X, Y, and Z--featuring trumpeter Giveton Gellin, saxophonist John Beshay, bassist Nick Jozwiak, and drummer Ethan Kogan. His latest album, Black, Brown, and Blue, celebrates the rich and diverse music of composers of color. Reed calls the work a personal milestone and “the culmination of my life thus far. I’m freer than I’ve ever been in my personal life, and I’m freer than I’ve ever been in my music. I’m accepting who I am. I love who I am. And as I continue to evolve – my artistry, my sexuality, and my overall humanity – my music will continue to become more and more personal.” A widely respected and popular musician and mentor, Reed first rose to fame with Wynton Marsalis and has performed with artists as varied as Jessye Norman, Quincy Jones, and Patti Labelle. His perpetually swinging and sophisticated style has made him one of the important ambassadors of the music. 

Eric Scott Reed & Generation X, Y, and Z

Eric Scott Reed & Generation X, Y, and Z

Thu, Jun 13

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Giveton Gellin – trumpet John Beshay – tenor saxophone Eric Reed – piano Nick Jozwiak – bass Ethan Kogan – drums “Eric Reed has fully established himself in the forefront of jazz pianists.” – All About Jazz Pianist Eric Reed leads this exciting quintet--Generation X, Y, and Z--featuring trumpeter Giveton Gellin, saxophonist John Beshay, bassist Nick Jozwiak, and drummer Ethan Kogan. His latest album, Black, Brown, and Blue, celebrates the rich and diverse music of composers of color. Reed calls the work a personal milestone and “the culmination of my life thus far. I’m freer than I’ve ever been in my personal life, and I’m freer than I’ve ever been in my music. I’m accepting who I am. I love who I am. And as I continue to evolve – my artistry, my sexuality, and my overall humanity – my music will continue to become more and more personal.” A widely respected and popular musician and mentor, Reed first rose to fame with Wynton Marsalis and has performed with artists as varied as Jessye Norman, Quincy Jones, and Patti Labelle. His perpetually swinging and sophisticated style has made him one of the important ambassadors of the music. 

Eric Scott Reed & Generation X, Y, and Z

Eric Scott Reed & Generation X, Y, and Z

Fri, Jun 14

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Giveton Gellin – trumpet John Beshay – tenor saxophone Eric Reed – piano Nick Jozwiak – bass Ethan Kogan – drums “Eric Reed has fully established himself in the forefront of jazz pianists.” – All About Jazz Pianist Eric Reed leads this exciting quintet--Generation X, Y, and Z--featuring trumpeter Giveton Gellin, saxophonist John Beshay, bassist Nick Jozwiak, and drummer Ethan Kogan. His latest album, Black, Brown, and Blue, celebrates the rich and diverse music of composers of color. Reed calls the work a personal milestone and “the culmination of my life thus far. I’m freer than I’ve ever been in my personal life, and I’m freer than I’ve ever been in my music. I’m accepting who I am. I love who I am. And as I continue to evolve – my artistry, my sexuality, and my overall humanity – my music will continue to become more and more personal.” A widely respected and popular musician and mentor, Reed first rose to fame with Wynton Marsalis and has performed with artists as varied as Jessye Norman, Quincy Jones, and Patti Labelle. His perpetually swinging and sophisticated style has made him one of the important ambassadors of the music. 

Eric Scott Reed & Generation X, Y, and Z

Eric Scott Reed & Generation X, Y, and Z

Sat, Jun 15

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Giveton Gellin – trumpet John Beshay – tenor saxophone Eric Reed – piano Nick Jozwiak – bass Ethan Kogan – drums “Eric Reed has fully established himself in the forefront of jazz pianists.” – All About Jazz Pianist Eric Reed leads this exciting quintet--Generation X, Y, and Z--featuring trumpeter Giveton Gellin, saxophonist John Beshay, bassist Nick Jozwiak, and drummer Ethan Kogan. His latest album, Black, Brown, and Blue, celebrates the rich and diverse music of composers of color. Reed calls the work a personal milestone and “the culmination of my life thus far. I’m freer than I’ve ever been in my personal life, and I’m freer than I’ve ever been in my music. I’m accepting who I am. I love who I am. And as I continue to evolve – my artistry, my sexuality, and my overall humanity – my music will continue to become more and more personal.” A widely respected and popular musician and mentor, Reed first rose to fame with Wynton Marsalis and has performed with artists as varied as Jessye Norman, Quincy Jones, and Patti Labelle. His perpetually swinging and sophisticated style has made him one of the important ambassadors of the music. 

Eric Scott Reed & Generation X, Y, and Z

Eric Scott Reed & Generation X, Y, and Z

Sun, Jun 16

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Giveton Gellin – trumpet John Beshay – tenor saxophone Eric Reed – piano Nick Jozwiak – bass Ethan Kogan – drums “Eric Reed has fully established himself in the forefront of jazz pianists.” – All About Jazz Pianist Eric Reed leads this exciting quintet--Generation X, Y, and Z--featuring trumpeter Giveton Gellin, saxophonist John Beshay, bassist Nick Jozwiak, and drummer Ethan Kogan. His latest album, Black, Brown, and Blue, celebrates the rich and diverse music of composers of color. Reed calls the work a personal milestone and “the culmination of my life thus far. I’m freer than I’ve ever been in my personal life, and I’m freer than I’ve ever been in my music. I’m accepting who I am. I love who I am. And as I continue to evolve – my artistry, my sexuality, and my overall humanity – my music will continue to become more and more personal.” A widely respected and popular musician and mentor, Reed first rose to fame with Wynton Marsalis and has performed with artists as varied as Jessye Norman, Quincy Jones, and Patti Labelle. His perpetually swinging and sophisticated style has made him one of the important ambassadors of the music. 

Louis Hayes & the Cannonball Legacy Band

Louis Hayes & the Cannonball Legacy Band

Wed, Jun 19

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Jeremy Pelt – trumpet Vincent Herring – alto saxophone Rick Germanson – piano Dezron Douglas – bass Louis Hayes – drums “Drummer Louis Hayes elevates the music from within, using finesse and hip nuance rather than playing on top of it with overt chops.”
– JazzTimes Living legend Louis Hayes returns with the incredible Cannonball Legacy Band with trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, also saxophonist Vincent Herring, pianist Rick Germanson, and bassist Dezron Douglas. “Hayes’ drumming is as superb and as youthful as ever.” writes All About Jazz. Born and raised in Detroit, Hayes moved to New York in 1956 to replace Arthur Taylor in the Horace Silver Quintet; he recorded five classic Blue Note albums with Silver before joining Cannonball Adderley in 1959 for an equally momentous six-year stint. The drummer’s remarkable career also includes extended stays with the legendary trios of Oscar Peterson and McCoy Tyner and, more recently, with this esteemed group, the Cannonball Legacy Band, which he co-founded. 

Louis Hayes & the Cannonball Legacy Band

Louis Hayes & the Cannonball Legacy Band

Thu, Jun 20

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Jeremy Pelt – trumpet Vincent Herring – alto saxophone Rick Germanson – piano Dezron Douglas – bass Louis Hayes – drums “Drummer Louis Hayes elevates the music from within, using finesse and hip nuance rather than playing on top of it with overt chops.”
– JazzTimes Living legend Louis Hayes returns with the incredible Cannonball Legacy Band with trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, also saxophonist Vincent Herring, pianist Rick Germanson, and bassist Dezron Douglas. “Hayes’ drumming is as superb and as youthful as ever.” writes All About Jazz. Born and raised in Detroit, Hayes moved to New York in 1956 to replace Arthur Taylor in the Horace Silver Quintet; he recorded five classic Blue Note albums with Silver before joining Cannonball Adderley in 1959 for an equally momentous six-year stint. The drummer’s remarkable career also includes extended stays with the legendary trios of Oscar Peterson and McCoy Tyner and, more recently, with this esteemed group, the Cannonball Legacy Band, which he co-founded. 

Louis Hayes & the Cannonball Legacy Band

Louis Hayes & the Cannonball Legacy Band

Fri, Jun 21

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Jeremy Pelt – trumpet Vincent Herring – alto saxophone Rick Germanson – piano Dezron Douglas – bass Louis Hayes – drums “Drummer Louis Hayes elevates the music from within, using finesse and hip nuance rather than playing on top of it with overt chops.”
– JazzTimes Living legend Louis Hayes returns with the incredible Cannonball Legacy Band with trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, also saxophonist Vincent Herring, pianist Rick Germanson, and bassist Dezron Douglas. “Hayes’ drumming is as superb and as youthful as ever.” writes All About Jazz. Born and raised in Detroit, Hayes moved to New York in 1956 to replace Arthur Taylor in the Horace Silver Quintet; he recorded five classic Blue Note albums with Silver before joining Cannonball Adderley in 1959 for an equally momentous six-year stint. The drummer’s remarkable career also includes extended stays with the legendary trios of Oscar Peterson and McCoy Tyner and, more recently, with this esteemed group, the Cannonball Legacy Band, which he co-founded. 

Louis Hayes & the Cannonball Legacy Band

Louis Hayes & the Cannonball Legacy Band

Sat, Jun 22

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Jeremy Pelt – trumpet Vincent Herring – alto saxophone Rick Germanson – piano Dezron Douglas – bass Louis Hayes – drums “Drummer Louis Hayes elevates the music from within, using finesse and hip nuance rather than playing on top of it with overt chops.”
– JazzTimes Living legend Louis Hayes returns with the incredible Cannonball Legacy Band with trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, also saxophonist Vincent Herring, pianist Rick Germanson, and bassist Dezron Douglas. “Hayes’ drumming is as superb and as youthful as ever.” writes All About Jazz. Born and raised in Detroit, Hayes moved to New York in 1956 to replace Arthur Taylor in the Horace Silver Quintet; he recorded five classic Blue Note albums with Silver before joining Cannonball Adderley in 1959 for an equally momentous six-year stint. The drummer’s remarkable career also includes extended stays with the legendary trios of Oscar Peterson and McCoy Tyner and, more recently, with this esteemed group, the Cannonball Legacy Band, which he co-founded. 

Louis Hayes & the Cannonball Legacy Band

Louis Hayes & the Cannonball Legacy Band

Sun, Jun 23

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Jeremy Pelt – trumpet Vincent Herring – alto saxophone Rick Germanson – piano Dezron Douglas – bass Louis Hayes – drums “Drummer Louis Hayes elevates the music from within, using finesse and hip nuance rather than playing on top of it with overt chops.”
– JazzTimes Living legend Louis Hayes returns with the incredible Cannonball Legacy Band with trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, also saxophonist Vincent Herring, pianist Rick Germanson, and bassist Dezron Douglas. “Hayes’ drumming is as superb and as youthful as ever.” writes All About Jazz. Born and raised in Detroit, Hayes moved to New York in 1956 to replace Arthur Taylor in the Horace Silver Quintet; he recorded five classic Blue Note albums with Silver before joining Cannonball Adderley in 1959 for an equally momentous six-year stint. The drummer’s remarkable career also includes extended stays with the legendary trios of Oscar Peterson and McCoy Tyner and, more recently, with this esteemed group, the Cannonball Legacy Band, which he co-founded. 

Lezlie Harrison Quintet

Lezlie Harrison Quintet

Wed, Jun 26

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $45 Lezlie Harrison – vocals Antoine Drye – trumpet John DiMartino– piano Yoshi Waki – bass Russell Carter – drums “Lezlie Harrison has a smoky, sensuous voice that keeps you on the edge of your chair.” – The New York Amsterdam News Vocalist Lezlie Harrison, whose burnished, soulful alto strikingly illuminates a distinctive repertoire, including reimagined 70s soul classics and her original compositions leads a stellar quintet with trumpeter Antoine Drye, pianist John Di Martino, bassist Yoshi Waki, and drummer Russell Carter. A Smoke favorite, Harrison and her quintet always deliver memorable sets and take their audiences on thrilling musical adventures. 

Steve Turre Sextet | “Sanyas” Record Release

Steve Turre Sextet | “Sanyas” Record Release

Thu, Jun 27

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Steve Turre – trombone & shells Nicholas Payton – trumpet Ron Blake – saxophones Christian Sands – piano Buster Williams – drums Lenny White – drums “The jazz world needs more Steve Turres. A powerful technician with a quick wit, Turre is perhaps the leading trombonist of this generation.”
– Rolling Stone Steve Turre, trombone master and innovating performer on seashells, celebrates the release of his exciting new album, Saynas, which is surprisingly his first live recording in 50 years as a leader. Its title was inspired by the brightly colored robes of the Sanyasi, Hindu monks who have renounced worldly goods and pursuits. It also happens to be Turre’s first recorded composition and first solo on Woody Shaw’s 1975 release The Moontrane. Downbeat says, “Few artists ‘own’ their instrument to the degree that trombonist Steve Turre does. Whether playing the music of Rahsaan Roland Kirk, performing as a member of the Saturday Night Live house band, or with one of his own units, his voice is distinctive and memorable." He convenes an impressive and historic sextet for the occasion with music legends bassist Buster Williams and drummer Lenny White, joined by trumpeter Nicholas Payton, saxophonist and SNL band colleague Ron Blake, and pianist Christian Sands. 

Steve Turre Sextet | “Sanyas” Record Release

Steve Turre Sextet | “Sanyas” Record Release

Fri, Jun 28

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Steve Turre – trombone & shells Nicholas Payton – trumpet Ron Blake – saxophones Christian Sands – piano Buster Williams – drums Lenny White – drums “The jazz world needs more Steve Turres. A powerful technician with a quick wit, Turre is perhaps the leading trombonist of this generation.”
– Rolling Stone Steve Turre, trombone master and innovating performer on seashells, celebrates the release of his exciting new album, Saynas, which is surprisingly his first live recording in 50 years as a leader. Its title was inspired by the brightly colored robes of the Sanyasi, Hindu monks who have renounced worldly goods and pursuits. It also happens to be Turre’s first recorded composition and first solo on Woody Shaw’s 1975 release The Moontrane. Downbeat says, “Few artists ‘own’ their instrument to the degree that trombonist Steve Turre does. Whether playing the music of Rahsaan Roland Kirk, performing as a member of the Saturday Night Live house band, or with one of his own units, his voice is distinctive and memorable." He convenes an impressive and historic sextet for the occasion with music legends bassist Buster Williams and drummer Lenny White, joined by trumpeter Nicholas Payton, saxophonist and SNL band colleague Ron Blake, and pianist Christian Sands. 

Steve Turre Sextet | “Sanyas” Record Release

Steve Turre Sextet | “Sanyas” Record Release

Sat, Jun 29

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Steve Turre – trombone & shells Nicholas Payton – trumpet Ron Blake – saxophones Christian Sands – piano Buster Williams – drums Lenny White – drums “The jazz world needs more Steve Turres. A powerful technician with a quick wit, Turre is perhaps the leading trombonist of this generation.”
– Rolling Stone Steve Turre, trombone master and innovating performer on seashells, celebrates the release of his exciting new album, Saynas, which is surprisingly his first live recording in 50 years as a leader. Its title was inspired by the brightly colored robes of the Sanyasi, Hindu monks who have renounced worldly goods and pursuits. It also happens to be Turre’s first recorded composition and first solo on Woody Shaw’s 1975 release The Moontrane. Downbeat says, “Few artists ‘own’ their instrument to the degree that trombonist Steve Turre does. Whether playing the music of Rahsaan Roland Kirk, performing as a member of the Saturday Night Live house band, or with one of his own units, his voice is distinctive and memorable." He convenes an impressive and historic sextet for the occasion with music legends bassist Buster Williams and drummer Lenny White, joined by trumpeter Nicholas Payton, saxophonist and SNL band colleague Ron Blake, and pianist Christian Sands. 

Steve Turre Sextet | “Sanyas” Record Release

Steve Turre Sextet | “Sanyas” Record Release

Sun, Jun 30

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Steve Turre – trombone & shells Nicholas Payton – trumpet Ron Blake – saxophones Christian Sands – piano Buster Williams – drums Lenny White – drums “The jazz world needs more Steve Turres. A powerful technician with a quick wit, Turre is perhaps the leading trombonist of this generation.”
– Rolling Stone Steve Turre, trombone master and innovating performer on seashells, celebrates the release of his exciting new album, Saynas, which is surprisingly his first live recording in 50 years as a leader. Its title was inspired by the brightly colored robes of the Sanyasi, Hindu monks who have renounced worldly goods and pursuits. It also happens to be Turre’s first recorded composition and first solo on Woody Shaw’s 1975 release The Moontrane. Downbeat says, “Few artists ‘own’ their instrument to the degree that trombonist Steve Turre does. Whether playing the music of Rahsaan Roland Kirk, performing as a member of the Saturday Night Live house band, or with one of his own units, his voice is distinctive and memorable." He convenes an impressive and historic sextet for the occasion with music legends bassist Buster Williams and drummer Lenny White, joined by trumpeter Nicholas Payton, saxophonist and SNL band colleague Ron Blake, and pianist Christian Sands. 

Cannonball & Coltrane featuring the Vincent Herring & Eric Alexander Quintet

Cannonball & Coltrane featuring the Vincent Herring & Eric Alexander Quintet

Wed, Jul 03

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Vincent Herring – alto saxophone Eric Alexander – tenor saxophone Mike LeDonne – piano John Webber – bass Lewis Nash – drums “Not only are Alexander and Herring carrying on the tradition, they are among the most resourceful and enterprising saxophonists on the scene today.” – All About Jazz On February 3, 1959, one month before recording the first tracks of the iconic Kind of Blue with Miles Davis, saxophonists Cannonball Adderley and John Coltrane were in a Chicago studio making Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago with the Miles Davis sextet’s Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb. Although overshadowed by the success of Kind of Blue, In Chicago showcases these two legendary musicians, indeed the whole band, in top hard bop form and on the threshold of making modal jazz history. Celebrating Cannonball and Coltrane’s collaborative competition are two of their most inspired, modern equivalents—alto saxophonist Vincent Herring and tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander—as well as a stellar rhythm section that includes pianist Mike LeDonne, bassist John Webber, and drummer Lewis Nash. 

Cannonball & Coltrane featuring the Vincent Herring & Eric Alexander Quintet

Cannonball & Coltrane featuring the Vincent Herring & Eric Alexander Quintet

Thu, Jul 04

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Vincent Herring – alto saxophone Eric Alexander – tenor saxophone Mike LeDonne – piano John Webber – bass Lewis Nash – drums “Not only are Alexander and Herring carrying on the tradition, they are among the most resourceful and enterprising saxophonists on the scene today.” – All About Jazz On February 3, 1959, one month before recording the first tracks of the iconic Kind of Blue with Miles Davis, saxophonists Cannonball Adderley and John Coltrane were in a Chicago studio making Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago with the Miles Davis sextet’s Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb. Although overshadowed by the success of Kind of Blue, In Chicago showcases these two legendary musicians, indeed the whole band, in top hard bop form and on the threshold of making modal jazz history. Celebrating Cannonball and Coltrane’s collaborative competition are two of their most inspired, modern equivalents—alto saxophonist Vincent Herring and tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander—as well as a stellar rhythm section that includes pianist Mike LeDonne, bassist John Webber, and drummer Lewis Nash. 

Cannonball & Coltrane featuring the Vincent Herring & Eric Alexander Quintet

Cannonball & Coltrane featuring the Vincent Herring & Eric Alexander Quintet

Fri, Jul 05

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Vincent Herring – alto saxophone Eric Alexander – tenor saxophone Mike LeDonne – piano John Webber – bass Lewis Nash – drums “Not only are Alexander and Herring carrying on the tradition, they are among the most resourceful and enterprising saxophonists on the scene today.” – All About Jazz On February 3, 1959, one month before recording the first tracks of the iconic Kind of Blue with Miles Davis, saxophonists Cannonball Adderley and John Coltrane were in a Chicago studio making Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago with the Miles Davis sextet’s Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb. Although overshadowed by the success of Kind of Blue, In Chicago showcases these two legendary musicians, indeed the whole band, in top hard bop form and on the threshold of making modal jazz history. Celebrating Cannonball and Coltrane’s collaborative competition are two of their most inspired, modern equivalents—alto saxophonist Vincent Herring and tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander—as well as a stellar rhythm section that includes pianist Mike LeDonne, bassist John Webber, and drummer Lewis Nash. 

Cannonball & Coltrane featuring the Vincent Herring & Eric Alexander Quintet

Cannonball & Coltrane featuring the Vincent Herring & Eric Alexander Quintet

Sat, Jul 06

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Vincent Herring – alto saxophone Eric Alexander – tenor saxophone Mike LeDonne – piano John Webber – bass Lewis Nash – drums “Not only are Alexander and Herring carrying on the tradition, they are among the most resourceful and enterprising saxophonists on the scene today.” – All About Jazz On February 3, 1959, one month before recording the first tracks of the iconic Kind of Blue with Miles Davis, saxophonists Cannonball Adderley and John Coltrane were in a Chicago studio making Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago with the Miles Davis sextet’s Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb. Although overshadowed by the success of Kind of Blue, In Chicago showcases these two legendary musicians, indeed the whole band, in top hard bop form and on the threshold of making modal jazz history. Celebrating Cannonball and Coltrane’s collaborative competition are two of their most inspired, modern equivalents—alto saxophonist Vincent Herring and tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander—as well as a stellar rhythm section that includes pianist Mike LeDonne, bassist John Webber, and drummer Lewis Nash. 

Cannonball & Coltrane featuring the Vincent Herring & Eric Alexander Quintet

Cannonball & Coltrane featuring the Vincent Herring & Eric Alexander Quintet

Sun, Jul 07

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Vincent Herring – alto saxophone Eric Alexander – tenor saxophone Mike LeDonne – piano John Webber – bass Lewis Nash – drums “Not only are Alexander and Herring carrying on the tradition, they are among the most resourceful and enterprising saxophonists on the scene today.” – All About Jazz On February 3, 1959, one month before recording the first tracks of the iconic Kind of Blue with Miles Davis, saxophonists Cannonball Adderley and John Coltrane were in a Chicago studio making Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago with the Miles Davis sextet’s Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb. Although overshadowed by the success of Kind of Blue, In Chicago showcases these two legendary musicians, indeed the whole band, in top hard bop form and on the threshold of making modal jazz history. Celebrating Cannonball and Coltrane’s collaborative competition are two of their most inspired, modern equivalents—alto saxophonist Vincent Herring and tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander—as well as a stellar rhythm section that includes pianist Mike LeDonne, bassist John Webber, and drummer Lewis Nash. 

Ethan Iverson Sextet

Ethan Iverson Sextet

Thu, Jul 11

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Jonathan Finlayson – trumpet Sam Newsome – soprano sax Jacob Garchik – trombone Ethan Iverson – piano Peter Washington – bass Kush Abadey – drums “Iverson can do it all, while never abandoning his distinctive touch. He really does rank among the half-dozen or so top jazz pianists around. – Stereophile Ethan Iverson makes his highly anticipated Smoke debut as a leader with this captivating sextet featuring trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, saxophonist Sam Newsome, trombonist Jacob Garchick, bassist Peter Washington, and drummer Kush Abadey. Abadey also appears with Iverson on his acclaimed second Blue Note album released earlier this year, Technically Acceptable, which All About Jazz reviewed saying “The funhouse genius of pianist Ethan Iverson hits full nor'easter with Technically Accepted, an album so loaded with invention and cool it rises instantly to the pack of hands-down favorites for the still unformed year of 2024.” A founding member of the renowned trio The Bad Plus, Iverson set out on his own in 2017, and the result has been a flurry of creative activity. He continues his long membership in the Billy Hart Quartet but has also collaborated with Tom Harrell, Mark Turner, Ron Carter, Tootie Heath, and Jack DeJohnette. In addition to his prolific output as a performer and composer, Iverson is also one of the essential writers about music through his own long-running blog, Do the Math, and in articles for The New Yorker, NPR, The Nation, and JazzTimes. 

Ethan Iverson Sextet

Ethan Iverson Sextet

Fri, Jul 12

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Jonathan Finlayson – trumpet Sam Newsome – soprano sax Jacob Garchik – trombone Ethan Iverson – piano Peter Washington – bass Kush Abadey – drums “Iverson can do it all, while never abandoning his distinctive touch. He really does rank among the half-dozen or so top jazz pianists around. – Stereophile Ethan Iverson makes his highly anticipated Smoke debut as a leader with this captivating sextet featuring trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, saxophonist Sam Newsome, trombonist Jacob Garchick, bassist Peter Washington, and drummer Kush Abadey. Abadey also appears with Iverson on his acclaimed second Blue Note album released earlier this year, Technically Acceptable, which All About Jazz reviewed saying “The funhouse genius of pianist Ethan Iverson hits full nor'easter with Technically Accepted, an album so loaded with invention and cool it rises instantly to the pack of hands-down favorites for the still unformed year of 2024.” A founding member of the renowned trio The Bad Plus, Iverson set out on his own in 2017, and the result has been a flurry of creative activity. He continues his long membership in the Billy Hart Quartet but has also collaborated with Tom Harrell, Mark Turner, Ron Carter, Tootie Heath, and Jack DeJohnette. In addition to his prolific output as a performer and composer, Iverson is also one of the essential writers about music through his own long-running blog, Do the Math, and in articles for The New Yorker, NPR, The Nation, and JazzTimes. 

Ethan Iverson Sextet

Ethan Iverson Sextet

Sat, Jul 13

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Jonathan Finlayson – trumpet Sam Newsome – soprano sax Jacob Garchik – trombone Ethan Iverson – piano Peter Washington – bass Kush Abadey – drums “Iverson can do it all, while never abandoning his distinctive touch. He really does rank among the half-dozen or so top jazz pianists around. – Stereophile Ethan Iverson makes his highly anticipated Smoke debut as a leader with this captivating sextet featuring trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, saxophonist Sam Newsome, trombonist Jacob Garchick, bassist Peter Washington, and drummer Kush Abadey. Abadey also appears with Iverson on his acclaimed second Blue Note album released earlier this year, Technically Acceptable, which All About Jazz reviewed saying “The funhouse genius of pianist Ethan Iverson hits full nor'easter with Technically Accepted, an album so loaded with invention and cool it rises instantly to the pack of hands-down favorites for the still unformed year of 2024.” A founding member of the renowned trio The Bad Plus, Iverson set out on his own in 2017, and the result has been a flurry of creative activity. He continues his long membership in the Billy Hart Quartet but has also collaborated with Tom Harrell, Mark Turner, Ron Carter, Tootie Heath, and Jack DeJohnette. In addition to his prolific output as a performer and composer, Iverson is also one of the essential writers about music through his own long-running blog, Do the Math, and in articles for The New Yorker, NPR, The Nation, and JazzTimes. 

Ethan Iverson Sextet

Ethan Iverson Sextet

Sun, Jul 14

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Jonathan Finlayson – trumpet Sam Newsome – soprano sax Jacob Garchik – trombone Ethan Iverson – piano Peter Washington – bass Kush Abadey – drums “Iverson can do it all, while never abandoning his distinctive touch. He really does rank among the half-dozen or so top jazz pianists around. – Stereophile Ethan Iverson makes his highly anticipated Smoke debut as a leader with this captivating sextet featuring trumpeter Jonathan Finlayson, saxophonist Sam Newsome, trombonist Jacob Garchick, bassist Peter Washington, and drummer Kush Abadey. Abadey also appears with Iverson on his acclaimed second Blue Note album released earlier this year, Technically Acceptable, which All About Jazz reviewed saying “The funhouse genius of pianist Ethan Iverson hits full nor'easter with Technically Accepted, an album so loaded with invention and cool it rises instantly to the pack of hands-down favorites for the still unformed year of 2024.” A founding member of the renowned trio The Bad Plus, Iverson set out on his own in 2017, and the result has been a flurry of creative activity. He continues his long membership in the Billy Hart Quartet but has also collaborated with Tom Harrell, Mark Turner, Ron Carter, Tootie Heath, and Jack DeJohnette. In addition to his prolific output as a performer and composer, Iverson is also one of the essential writers about music through his own long-running blog, Do the Math, and in articles for The New Yorker, NPR, The Nation, and JazzTimes. 

Bill Charlap Solo Piano

Bill Charlap Solo Piano

Wed, Jul 17

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Bill Charlap – piano “No matter how imaginative or surprising his take on a song is, he invariably zeroes in on its essence.” – Time Grammy award-winning pianist Bill Charlap performs solo shows on our visiting Steinway Concert D. Charlap, one of the leading artists of our time who has performed with everyone from Wynton Marsalis and Tony Bennett to Phil Woods and Ron Carter, is also, on very special occasions, an acclaimed solo performer. Downbeat explains that “his solo piano outings in the city are rare” and “a true event” and that he applies “his expansive outlook and encyclopedic knowledge to the demands of the solo format with as much rigor as he does to his other endeavors.” Don’t miss this special opportunity to hear Charlap in a solo piano setting. 

Bill Charlap Solo Piano

Bill Charlap Solo Piano

Thu, Jul 18

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Bill Charlap – piano “No matter how imaginative or surprising his take on a song is, he invariably zeroes in on its essence.” – Time Grammy award-winning pianist Bill Charlap performs solo shows on our visiting Steinway Concert D. Charlap, one of the leading artists of our time who has performed with everyone from Wynton Marsalis and Tony Bennett to Phil Woods and Ron Carter, is also, on very special occasions, an acclaimed solo performer. Downbeat explains that “his solo piano outings in the city are rare” and “a true event” and that he applies “his expansive outlook and encyclopedic knowledge to the demands of the solo format with as much rigor as he does to his other endeavors.” Don’t miss this special opportunity to hear Charlap in a solo piano setting. 

Bill Charlap Solo Piano

Bill Charlap Solo Piano

Fri, Jul 19

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Bill Charlap – piano “No matter how imaginative or surprising his take on a song is, he invariably zeroes in on its essence.” – Time Grammy award-winning pianist Bill Charlap performs solo shows on our visiting Steinway Concert D. Charlap, one of the leading artists of our time who has performed with everyone from Wynton Marsalis and Tony Bennett to Phil Woods and Ron Carter, is also, on very special occasions, an acclaimed solo performer. Downbeat explains that “his solo piano outings in the city are rare” and “a true event” and that he applies “his expansive outlook and encyclopedic knowledge to the demands of the solo format with as much rigor as he does to his other endeavors.” Don’t miss this special opportunity to hear Charlap in a solo piano setting. 

Bill Charlap Solo Piano

Bill Charlap Solo Piano

Sat, Jul 20

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Bill Charlap – piano “No matter how imaginative or surprising his take on a song is, he invariably zeroes in on its essence.” – Time Grammy award-winning pianist Bill Charlap performs solo shows on our visiting Steinway Concert D. Charlap, one of the leading artists of our time who has performed with everyone from Wynton Marsalis and Tony Bennett to Phil Woods and Ron Carter, is also, on very special occasions, an acclaimed solo performer. Downbeat explains that “his solo piano outings in the city are rare” and “a true event” and that he applies “his expansive outlook and encyclopedic knowledge to the demands of the solo format with as much rigor as he does to his other endeavors.” Don’t miss this special opportunity to hear Charlap in a solo piano setting. 

Bill Charlap Solo Piano

Bill Charlap Solo Piano

Sun, Jul 21

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Bill Charlap – piano “No matter how imaginative or surprising his take on a song is, he invariably zeroes in on its essence.” – Time Grammy award-winning pianist Bill Charlap performs solo shows on our visiting Steinway Concert D. Charlap, one of the leading artists of our time who has performed with everyone from Wynton Marsalis and Tony Bennett to Phil Woods and Ron Carter, is also, on very special occasions, an acclaimed solo performer. Downbeat explains that “his solo piano outings in the city are rare” and “a true event” and that he applies “his expansive outlook and encyclopedic knowledge to the demands of the solo format with as much rigor as he does to his other endeavors.” Don’t miss this special opportunity to hear Charlap in a solo piano setting. 

Cyrus Chestnut Trio

Cyrus Chestnut Trio

Thu, Jul 25

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Cyrus Chestnut – piano Mark Lewandowski – bass Willie Jones III – drums with special guest Ekep Nkwelle – vocals (Friday only) “The best jazz pianist of his generation.” –Time Cyrus Chestnut, the soulful and brilliant jazz pianist, leads an exciting trio with bassist Mark Lewandowski and drummer Willie Jones III. He will also be joined by a very special guest vocalist and young rising star, Ekep Nkwelle, for Friday night’s sets. The New York Times says, “[Chestnut’] brand of crisp articulation and blues-inflected harmony evokes another era… multifaceted and dynamic. Chestnut infuses his swinging, classically trained style with a warm gospel sound but he draws on a range of musical influences while never straying too far from the blues, which The New York Daily News says makes him “the rightful heir to Bud Powell, Art Tatum, and Erroll Garner.” 

Cyrus Chestnut Trio

Cyrus Chestnut Trio

Fri, Jul 26

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Cyrus Chestnut – piano Mark Lewandowski – bass Willie Jones III – drums with special guest Ekep Nkwelle – vocals (Friday only) “The best jazz pianist of his generation.” –Time Cyrus Chestnut, the soulful and brilliant jazz pianist, leads an exciting trio with bassist Mark Lewandowski and drummer Willie Jones III. He will also be joined by a very special guest vocalist and young rising star, Ekep Nkwelle, for Friday night’s sets. The New York Times says, “[Chestnut’] brand of crisp articulation and blues-inflected harmony evokes another era… multifaceted and dynamic. Chestnut infuses his swinging, classically trained style with a warm gospel sound but he draws on a range of musical influences while never straying too far from the blues, which The New York Daily News says makes him “the rightful heir to Bud Powell, Art Tatum, and Erroll Garner.” 

Cyrus Chestnut Trio

Cyrus Chestnut Trio

Sat, Jul 27

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Cyrus Chestnut – piano Mark Lewandowski – bass Willie Jones III – drums with special guest Ekep Nkwelle – vocals (Friday only) “The best jazz pianist of his generation.” –Time Cyrus Chestnut, the soulful and brilliant jazz pianist, leads an exciting trio with bassist Mark Lewandowski and drummer Willie Jones III. He will also be joined by a very special guest vocalist and young rising star, Ekep Nkwelle, for Friday night’s sets. The New York Times says, “[Chestnut’] brand of crisp articulation and blues-inflected harmony evokes another era… multifaceted and dynamic. Chestnut infuses his swinging, classically trained style with a warm gospel sound but he draws on a range of musical influences while never straying too far from the blues, which The New York Daily News says makes him “the rightful heir to Bud Powell, Art Tatum, and Erroll Garner.” 

Cyrus Chestnut Trio

Cyrus Chestnut Trio

Sun, Jul 28

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Cyrus Chestnut – piano Mark Lewandowski – bass Willie Jones III – drums with special guest Ekep Nkwelle – vocals (Friday only) “The best jazz pianist of his generation.” –Time Cyrus Chestnut, the soulful and brilliant jazz pianist, leads an exciting trio with bassist Mark Lewandowski and drummer Willie Jones III. He will also be joined by a very special guest vocalist and young rising star, Ekep Nkwelle, for Friday night’s sets. The New York Times says, “[Chestnut’] brand of crisp articulation and blues-inflected harmony evokes another era… multifaceted and dynamic. Chestnut infuses his swinging, classically trained style with a warm gospel sound but he draws on a range of musical influences while never straying too far from the blues, which The New York Daily News says makes him “the rightful heir to Bud Powell, Art Tatum, and Erroll Garner.”