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 WEDNESDAY PRICING: $15 | $30 | $40 | $45 THURS-SUNDAY PRICING: $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Giveton Gellin – trumpet Jon Beshay – tenor saxophone Eric Reed – piano Nick Joz – 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 Jon Beshay, bassist Nick Joz, 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 WEDNESDAY PRICING: $15 | $30 | $40 | $45 THURS-SUN PRICING: $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Jeremy Pelt – trumpet Vincent Herring – alto saxophone Rick Germanson – piano Kenny Davis – 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 Kenny Davis. “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 WEDNESDAY PRICING: $15 | $30 | $40 | $45 THURS-SUN PRICING: $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Jeremy Pelt – trumpet Vincent Herring – alto saxophone Rick Germanson – piano Kenny Davis – 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 Kenny Davis. “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 WEDNESDAY PRICING: $15 | $30 | $40 | $45 THURS-SUN PRICING: $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Jeremy Pelt – trumpet Vincent Herring – alto saxophone Rick Germanson – piano Kenny Davis – 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 Kenny Davis. “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 WEDNESDAY PRICING: $15 | $30 | $40 | $45 THURS-SUN PRICING: $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Jeremy Pelt – trumpet Vincent Herring – alto saxophone Rick Germanson – piano Kenny Davis – 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 Kenny Davis. “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 WEDNESDAY PRICING: $15 | $30 | $40 | $45 THURS-SUN PRICING: $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Jeremy Pelt – trumpet Vincent Herring – alto saxophone Rick Germanson – piano Kenny Davis – 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 Kenny Davis. “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. 

Lezlie Harrison Quintet

Lezlie Harrison Quintet

Wed, Jul 10

*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. 

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. 

Cynthia Scott & Houston Person

Cynthia Scott & Houston Person

Wed, Jul 24

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $45 Cynthia Scott – vocals Houston Person – tenor saxophone John di Martino– piano Paul Beaudry – bass Dwayne “Cook” Broadnax – drums “In a rich, soulful voice, she sings messages of hope and compassion.” – Jazziz Cynthia Scott, a soulful, Grammy-nominated vocalist, leads a swinging quintet featuring the legendary tenor saxophonist Houston Person. Scott worked with Ray Charles as a Raelette before launching her successful solo career and subsequently performing with Hank Crawford, David “Fathead” Newman, Wynton Marsalis, Harry Connick Jr., and many others. JazzTimes says Scott blends “the sinewy grit of Gladys Knight and the sophisticated sass of Shirley Horn” with “nods to such idols as Carmen, Ella, Sarah, and Dinah.” The Chicago Tribune called her “a mesmerizing vocalist.” Houston Person is a very special guest with this quintet. All About Jazz says, “Whatever imponderable talent it takes to stay at the top of one's game for almost six decades, as Person has, he still has it in abundance.” 

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.” 

Abena Koomson-Davis Quintet featuring Steve Davis

Abena Koomson-Davis Quintet featuring Steve Davis

Wed, Jul 31

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $45 Abena Koomson-Davis – vocals Steve Davis – trombone Rick Germanson – piano Danton Boller – bass Neal Smith – drums Acclaimed vocalist Abena Koomson-Davis features her trombone master husband, Steve Davis, in an exciting quintet with pianist Rick Germanson, bassist Danton Boller, and drummer Neal Smith. From jazz to afrobeat to acapella choral singing, vocalist Abena Koomson-Davis spans a colorful range of musical genres. An original cast member of Broadway’s FELA and musical director of the Resistance Revival Chorus, she has shared the stage with many luminaries, including Angelique Kidjo and Natalie Merchant. Abena can be heard on two duets from Merchant’s most recent release, Keep Your Courage. Merchant remarked, “I was really blown away by her. Not just her voice — her voice is incredible — but her spirit.” Earlier this year, she released her first jazz album, Where Is Love? It also features Davis, one of the great jazz trombonists, who “has established himself as one of the most accomplished and lyrical improvisers on his instrument as well as a prolific composer,” according to JazzTimes, while Downbeat adds, “Davis thoughtfully balances modernism, lyricism, and drive—as a writer and a player.” 

Eddie Henderson Quintet

Eddie Henderson Quintet

Thu, Aug 01

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Eddie Henderson – trumpet Vincent Herring – alto saxophone Peter Zak – piano Nat Reeves – bass Mike Clark – drums “His musical wisdom, gleaned during decades spent on the best jazz bandstands, informs every unerring note.” – Downbeat Trumpeter Eddie Henderson leads a spectacular quintet of close collaborators with alto saxophonist Vincent Herring, pianist Peter Zak, bassist Nat Reeves, and drummer Mike Clark. It has been an important year for Henderson: He was the subject of a compelling biographic documentary of his incredible life, Eddie Henderson: Uncommon Genius and he released an acclaimed new album in 2023, Witness to History, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of his 1973 recording debut as a leader, Realization. Henderson’s “deft feel and plush sound made him a central figure in the worlds of jazz-funk and hard-bop in the 1970s,” according to The New York Times. The Chicago Reader adds, “His progressive, assured, and imaginative improvisations roll out in a glorious sun-splashed tone… he seems to dance through his solos, balancing his quick clockwork technique with bursts of bluesy soul.” The eternally youthful Henderson has proven again that he is still making some of the most important music of his career into his 80s. 

Eddie Henderson Quintet

Eddie Henderson Quintet

Fri, Aug 02

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Eddie Henderson – trumpet Vincent Herring – alto saxophone Peter Zak – piano Nat Reeves – bass Mike Clark – drums “His musical wisdom, gleaned during decades spent on the best jazz bandstands, informs every unerring note.” – Downbeat Trumpeter Eddie Henderson leads a spectacular quintet of close collaborators with alto saxophonist Vincent Herring, pianist Peter Zak, bassist Nat Reeves, and drummer Mike Clark. It has been an important year for Henderson: He was the subject of a compelling biographic documentary of his incredible life, Eddie Henderson: Uncommon Genius and he released an acclaimed new album in 2023, Witness to History, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of his 1973 recording debut as a leader, Realization. Henderson’s “deft feel and plush sound made him a central figure in the worlds of jazz-funk and hard-bop in the 1970s,” according to The New York Times. The Chicago Reader adds, “His progressive, assured, and imaginative improvisations roll out in a glorious sun-splashed tone… he seems to dance through his solos, balancing his quick clockwork technique with bursts of bluesy soul.” The eternally youthful Henderson has proven again that he is still making some of the most important music of his career into his 80s. 

Eddie Henderson Quintet

Eddie Henderson Quintet

Sat, Aug 03

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Eddie Henderson – trumpet Vincent Herring – alto saxophone Peter Zak – piano Nat Reeves – bass Mike Clark – drums “His musical wisdom, gleaned during decades spent on the best jazz bandstands, informs every unerring note.” – Downbeat Trumpeter Eddie Henderson leads a spectacular quintet of close collaborators with alto saxophonist Vincent Herring, pianist Peter Zak, bassist Nat Reeves, and drummer Mike Clark. It has been an important year for Henderson: He was the subject of a compelling biographic documentary of his incredible life, Eddie Henderson: Uncommon Genius and he released an acclaimed new album in 2023, Witness to History, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of his 1973 recording debut as a leader, Realization. Henderson’s “deft feel and plush sound made him a central figure in the worlds of jazz-funk and hard-bop in the 1970s,” according to The New York Times. The Chicago Reader adds, “His progressive, assured, and imaginative improvisations roll out in a glorious sun-splashed tone… he seems to dance through his solos, balancing his quick clockwork technique with bursts of bluesy soul.” The eternally youthful Henderson has proven again that he is still making some of the most important music of his career into his 80s. 

Eddie Henderson Quintet

Eddie Henderson Quintet

Sun, Aug 04

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Eddie Henderson – trumpet Vincent Herring – alto saxophone Peter Zak – piano Nat Reeves – bass Mike Clark – drums “His musical wisdom, gleaned during decades spent on the best jazz bandstands, informs every unerring note.” – Downbeat Trumpeter Eddie Henderson leads a spectacular quintet of close collaborators with alto saxophonist Vincent Herring, pianist Peter Zak, bassist Nat Reeves, and drummer Mike Clark. It has been an important year for Henderson: He was the subject of a compelling biographic documentary of his incredible life, Eddie Henderson: Uncommon Genius and he released an acclaimed new album in 2023, Witness to History, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of his 1973 recording debut as a leader, Realization. Henderson’s “deft feel and plush sound made him a central figure in the worlds of jazz-funk and hard-bop in the 1970s,” according to The New York Times. The Chicago Reader adds, “His progressive, assured, and imaginative improvisations roll out in a glorious sun-splashed tone… he seems to dance through his solos, balancing his quick clockwork technique with bursts of bluesy soul.” The eternally youthful Henderson has proven again that he is still making some of the most important music of his career into his 80s. 

Johnathan Blake Quintet

Johnathan Blake Quintet

Wed, Aug 07

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows WEDNESDAY PRICING: $15 | $30 | $40 | $45 THURS-SUNDAY PRICING: $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Steve Wilson – alto saxophone Chris Potter – tenor saxophone Sullivan Fortner – piano Dezron Douglas – bass Johnathan Blake – drums “Despite his roots in Philadelphia, Johnathan Blake is the quintessential New York City jazz drummer.” – JazzTimes Johnathan Blake—a drummer whose dynamic playing, artistic vision, and innate versatility led NPR’s John Murph to call him “the ultimate modernist” — leads a scintillating quintet with saxophone masters Steve Wilson, Chris Potter (wed – fri,) piano phenom Sullivan Fortner, and rock-solid bassist Dezron Douglas. Blake’s most recent album, Passage, was widely recognized as among the best of 2023 and was dedicated to the memory of his father, the renowned violinist John Blake Jr., who composed the title track. The New York Times says, “Blake’s drumming is as bold as thunder and as subtle as the patter of rain.” The Guardian adds, “his command of time is quite unbelievable – tricky and playful but accurate to the millisecond.” 

Johnathan Blake Quintet

Johnathan Blake Quintet

Thu, Aug 08

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows WEDNESDAY PRICING: $15 | $30 | $40 | $45 THURS-SUNDAY PRICING: $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Steve Wilson – alto saxophone Chris Potter – tenor saxophone Sullivan Fortner – piano Dezron Douglas – bass Johnathan Blake – drums “Despite his roots in Philadelphia, Johnathan Blake is the quintessential New York City jazz drummer.” – JazzTimes Johnathan Blake—a drummer whose dynamic playing, artistic vision, and innate versatility led NPR’s John Murph to call him “the ultimate modernist” — leads a scintillating quintet with saxophone masters Steve Wilson, Chris Potter (wed – fri,) piano phenom Sullivan Fortner, and rock-solid bassist Dezron Douglas. Blake’s most recent album, Passage, was widely recognized as among the best of 2023 and was dedicated to the memory of his father, the renowned violinist John Blake Jr., who composed the title track. The New York Times says, “Blake’s drumming is as bold as thunder and as subtle as the patter of rain.” The Guardian adds, “his command of time is quite unbelievable – tricky and playful but accurate to the millisecond.” 

Johnathan Blake Quintet

Johnathan Blake Quintet

Fri, Aug 09

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows WEDNESDAY PRICING: $15 | $30 | $40 | $45 THURS-SUNDAY PRICING: $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Steve Wilson – alto saxophone Chris Potter – tenor saxophone Sullivan Fortner – piano Dezron Douglas – bass Johnathan Blake – drums “Despite his roots in Philadelphia, Johnathan Blake is the quintessential New York City jazz drummer.” – JazzTimes Johnathan Blake—a drummer whose dynamic playing, artistic vision, and innate versatility led NPR’s John Murph to call him “the ultimate modernist” — leads a scintillating quintet with saxophone masters Steve Wilson, Chris Potter (wed – fri,) piano phenom Sullivan Fortner, and rock-solid bassist Dezron Douglas. Blake’s most recent album, Passage, was widely recognized as among the best of 2023 and was dedicated to the memory of his father, the renowned violinist John Blake Jr., who composed the title track. The New York Times says, “Blake’s drumming is as bold as thunder and as subtle as the patter of rain.” The Guardian adds, “his command of time is quite unbelievable – tricky and playful but accurate to the millisecond.” 

Johnathan Blake Quintet

Johnathan Blake Quintet

Sat, Aug 10

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows WEDNESDAY PRICING: $15 | $30 | $40 | $45 THURS-SUNDAY PRICING: $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Steve Wilson – alto saxophone Chris Potter – tenor saxophone Sullivan Fortner – piano Dezron Douglas – bass Johnathan Blake – drums “Despite his roots in Philadelphia, Johnathan Blake is the quintessential New York City jazz drummer.” – JazzTimes Johnathan Blake—a drummer whose dynamic playing, artistic vision, and innate versatility led NPR’s John Murph to call him “the ultimate modernist” — leads a scintillating quintet with saxophone masters Steve Wilson, Chris Potter (wed – fri,) piano phenom Sullivan Fortner, and rock-solid bassist Dezron Douglas. Blake’s most recent album, Passage, was widely recognized as among the best of 2023 and was dedicated to the memory of his father, the renowned violinist John Blake Jr., who composed the title track. The New York Times says, “Blake’s drumming is as bold as thunder and as subtle as the patter of rain.” The Guardian adds, “his command of time is quite unbelievable – tricky and playful but accurate to the millisecond.” 

Johnathan Blake Quintet

Johnathan Blake Quintet

Sun, Aug 11

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows WEDNESDAY PRICING: $15 | $30 | $40 | $45 THURS-SUNDAY PRICING: $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Steve Wilson – alto saxophone Chris Potter – tenor saxophone Sullivan Fortner – piano Dezron Douglas – bass Johnathan Blake – drums “Despite his roots in Philadelphia, Johnathan Blake is the quintessential New York City jazz drummer.” – JazzTimes Johnathan Blake—a drummer whose dynamic playing, artistic vision, and innate versatility led NPR’s John Murph to call him “the ultimate modernist” — leads a scintillating quintet with saxophone masters Steve Wilson, Chris Potter (wed – fri,) piano phenom Sullivan Fortner, and rock-solid bassist Dezron Douglas. Blake’s most recent album, Passage, was widely recognized as among the best of 2023 and was dedicated to the memory of his father, the renowned violinist John Blake Jr., who composed the title track. The New York Times says, “Blake’s drumming is as bold as thunder and as subtle as the patter of rain.” The Guardian adds, “his command of time is quite unbelievable – tricky and playful but accurate to the millisecond.” 

Laurin Talese

Laurin Talese

Wed, Aug 14

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $45 Laurin Talese – vocals John Ellis – saxophone & flute Mike King – piano Jonathan Munir-Cotton – bass Anwar Marshall – drums "Some of the most luxuriant, sumptuously phrased jazz vocals you could hope to hear.” – Chicago Tribune Vocalist Laurin Talese is the epitome of the 21st Century jazz singer--delivering tradition informed by the present. The pure quality of her voice has captivated audiences around the world, from the Newport Festival and Jazz at Lincoln Center Shanghai to the Kennedy Center, NJPAC, and beyond. Talese has also served as cultural ambassador for the State Department. She has collaborated with artists such as Bilal, Robert Glasper, Christian McBride, Ulysses Owens, Christian Sands, and Yannick Nezet-Seguin with the Philadelphia Orchestra. In 2018, she won the Sarah Vaughn International Jazz Vocal Competition. Downbeat reports, “Laurin’s voice combines breathy intimacy with sharp clarity.” Jump: The Philly Music Project adds, “Laurin Talese has a knack for engaging her audience. The jazz sensation can induce a smile from the most cantankerous of listeners. She melts the room with her personality.” She is joined by an impressive group, including saxophonist John Ellis, pianist Mike King, bassist Jonathan Munir-Cotton, and drummer Anwar Marshall. 

Joe Farnsworth Quintet “Time to Swing”

Joe Farnsworth Quintet “Time to Swing”

Thu, Aug 15

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Nicholas Payton – trumpet Sarah Hanahan – alto saxophone Sullivan Fortner – piano Peter Washington – bass Joe Farnsworth – drums “One of the premiere straight-ahead drummers of his generation.”
– Jim Hynes, Glide Magazine Joe Farnsworth leads a particularly fiery version of his “Time to Swing” quintet with trumpeter Nicholas Payton, saxophonist Sarah Hanahan, pianist Sullivan Fortner, and bassist Peter Washington. The New York Times says, “Joe Farnsworth is a briskly swinging drummer, especially persuasive with the dialect of hard bop.” Broadway World adds that he “is known for his blazing speed, precision, and melodic playing.” Farnworth released a momentous new album last year, In What Direction Are You Headed? furthering his growing reputation as an inspired bandleader, a reflection of his decades working for such notable leaders as George Coleman, Benny Golson, Pharaoh Sanders, Cedar Walton, Harold Mabern, and McCoy Tyner. The New Yorker concludes, “This most swinging of percussionists can spark any band with his perfect time and unwavering attention to detail.” 

Joe Farnsworth Quintet “Time to Swing”

Joe Farnsworth Quintet “Time to Swing”

Fri, Aug 16

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Nicholas Payton – trumpet Sarah Hanahan – alto saxophone Sullivan Fortner – piano Peter Washington – bass Joe Farnsworth – drums “One of the premiere straight-ahead drummers of his generation.”
– Jim Hynes, Glide Magazine Joe Farnsworth leads a particularly fiery version of his “Time to Swing” quintet with trumpeter Nicholas Payton, saxophonist Sarah Hanahan, pianist Sullivan Fortner, and bassist Peter Washington. The New York Times says, “Joe Farnsworth is a briskly swinging drummer, especially persuasive with the dialect of hard bop.” Broadway World adds that he “is known for his blazing speed, precision, and melodic playing.” Farnworth released a momentous new album last year, In What Direction Are You Headed? furthering his growing reputation as an inspired bandleader, a reflection of his decades working for such notable leaders as George Coleman, Benny Golson, Pharaoh Sanders, Cedar Walton, Harold Mabern, and McCoy Tyner. The New Yorker concludes, “This most swinging of percussionists can spark any band with his perfect time and unwavering attention to detail.” 

Joe Farnsworth Quintet “Time to Swing”

Joe Farnsworth Quintet “Time to Swing”

Sat, Aug 17

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Nicholas Payton – trumpet Sarah Hanahan – alto saxophone Sullivan Fortner – piano Peter Washington – bass Joe Farnsworth – drums “One of the premiere straight-ahead drummers of his generation.”
– Jim Hynes, Glide Magazine Joe Farnsworth leads a particularly fiery version of his “Time to Swing” quintet with trumpeter Nicholas Payton, saxophonist Sarah Hanahan, pianist Sullivan Fortner, and bassist Peter Washington. The New York Times says, “Joe Farnsworth is a briskly swinging drummer, especially persuasive with the dialect of hard bop.” Broadway World adds that he “is known for his blazing speed, precision, and melodic playing.” Farnworth released a momentous new album last year, In What Direction Are You Headed? furthering his growing reputation as an inspired bandleader, a reflection of his decades working for such notable leaders as George Coleman, Benny Golson, Pharaoh Sanders, Cedar Walton, Harold Mabern, and McCoy Tyner. The New Yorker concludes, “This most swinging of percussionists can spark any band with his perfect time and unwavering attention to detail.” 

Joe Farnsworth Quintet “Time to Swing”

Joe Farnsworth Quintet “Time to Swing”

Sun, Aug 18

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Nicholas Payton – trumpet Sarah Hanahan – alto saxophone Sullivan Fortner – piano Peter Washington – bass Joe Farnsworth – drums “One of the premiere straight-ahead drummers of his generation.”
– Jim Hynes, Glide Magazine Joe Farnsworth leads a particularly fiery version of his “Time to Swing” quintet with trumpeter Nicholas Payton, saxophonist Sarah Hanahan, pianist Sullivan Fortner, and bassist Peter Washington. The New York Times says, “Joe Farnsworth is a briskly swinging drummer, especially persuasive with the dialect of hard bop.” Broadway World adds that he “is known for his blazing speed, precision, and melodic playing.” Farnworth released a momentous new album last year, In What Direction Are You Headed? furthering his growing reputation as an inspired bandleader, a reflection of his decades working for such notable leaders as George Coleman, Benny Golson, Pharaoh Sanders, Cedar Walton, Harold Mabern, and McCoy Tyner. The New Yorker concludes, “This most swinging of percussionists can spark any band with his perfect time and unwavering attention to detail.” 

Fred Hersch Trio

Fred Hersch Trio

Wed, Aug 21

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows WEDNESDAY PRICING: $15 | $30 | $40 | $45 THURS-SUNDAY PRICING: $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Fred Hersch – piano Alex Claffy – bass Jochen Rueckert – drums “Hersch’s work has developed an intensity of intelligence and emotional directness unparalleled among his peers.”
– The New Yorker Pianist Fred Hersch makes his highly anticipated Smoke debut leading an inspired trio featuring bassist Alexander Claffy and drummer Jochen Rueckert. Called “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade” by Vanity Fair and “a living legend” by The New Yorker, Hersch is a seventeen-time Grammy nominee and the recipient of many of jazz’s most prestigious awards. His trio is venerated as the epitome of thrilling interplay and dynamic spontaneity with The Wall Street Journal calling it “one of the major ensembles of our time. The Boston Globe concludes called Hersch, “a pristine pianist with a poet’s soul — a pair of qualities that combine to especially dazzling effect ...truly transcendent.” 

Fred Hersch Trio

Fred Hersch Trio

Thu, Aug 22

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows WEDNESDAY PRICING: $15 | $30 | $40 | $45 THURS-SUNDAY PRICING: $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Fred Hersch – piano Alex Claffy – bass Jochen Rueckert – drums “Hersch’s work has developed an intensity of intelligence and emotional directness unparalleled among his peers.”
– The New Yorker Pianist Fred Hersch makes his highly anticipated Smoke debut leading an inspired trio featuring bassist Alexander Claffy and drummer Jochen Rueckert. Called “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade” by Vanity Fair and “a living legend” by The New Yorker, Hersch is a seventeen-time Grammy nominee and the recipient of many of jazz’s most prestigious awards. His trio is venerated as the epitome of thrilling interplay and dynamic spontaneity with The Wall Street Journal calling it “one of the major ensembles of our time. The Boston Globe concludes called Hersch, “a pristine pianist with a poet’s soul — a pair of qualities that combine to especially dazzling effect ...truly transcendent.” 

Fred Hersch Trio

Fred Hersch Trio

Fri, Aug 23

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows WEDNESDAY PRICING: $15 | $30 | $40 | $45 THURS-SUNDAY PRICING: $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Fred Hersch – piano Alex Claffy – bass Jochen Rueckert – drums “Hersch’s work has developed an intensity of intelligence and emotional directness unparalleled among his peers.”
– The New Yorker Pianist Fred Hersch makes his highly anticipated Smoke debut leading an inspired trio featuring bassist Alexander Claffy and drummer Jochen Rueckert. Called “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade” by Vanity Fair and “a living legend” by The New Yorker, Hersch is a seventeen-time Grammy nominee and the recipient of many of jazz’s most prestigious awards. His trio is venerated as the epitome of thrilling interplay and dynamic spontaneity with The Wall Street Journal calling it “one of the major ensembles of our time. The Boston Globe concludes called Hersch, “a pristine pianist with a poet’s soul — a pair of qualities that combine to especially dazzling effect ...truly transcendent.” 

Fred Hersch Trio

Fred Hersch Trio

Sat, Aug 24

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows WEDNESDAY PRICING: $15 | $30 | $40 | $45 THURS-SUNDAY PRICING: $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Fred Hersch – piano Alex Claffy – bass Jochen Rueckert – drums “Hersch’s work has developed an intensity of intelligence and emotional directness unparalleled among his peers.”
– The New Yorker Pianist Fred Hersch makes his highly anticipated Smoke debut leading an inspired trio featuring bassist Alexander Claffy and drummer Jochen Rueckert. Called “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade” by Vanity Fair and “a living legend” by The New Yorker, Hersch is a seventeen-time Grammy nominee and the recipient of many of jazz’s most prestigious awards. His trio is venerated as the epitome of thrilling interplay and dynamic spontaneity with The Wall Street Journal calling it “one of the major ensembles of our time. The Boston Globe concludes called Hersch, “a pristine pianist with a poet’s soul — a pair of qualities that combine to especially dazzling effect ...truly transcendent.” 

Fred Hersch Trio

Fred Hersch Trio

Sun, Aug 25

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows WEDNESDAY PRICING: $15 | $30 | $40 | $45 THURS-SUNDAY PRICING: $25 | $40 | $50 | $55 Fred Hersch – piano Alex Claffy – bass Jochen Rueckert – drums “Hersch’s work has developed an intensity of intelligence and emotional directness unparalleled among his peers.”
– The New Yorker Pianist Fred Hersch makes his highly anticipated Smoke debut leading an inspired trio featuring bassist Alexander Claffy and drummer Jochen Rueckert. Called “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade” by Vanity Fair and “a living legend” by The New Yorker, Hersch is a seventeen-time Grammy nominee and the recipient of many of jazz’s most prestigious awards. His trio is venerated as the epitome of thrilling interplay and dynamic spontaneity with The Wall Street Journal calling it “one of the major ensembles of our time. The Boston Globe concludes called Hersch, “a pristine pianist with a poet’s soul — a pair of qualities that combine to especially dazzling effect ...truly transcendent.”