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John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis
Jun
18
6:30 PM18:30

John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis

John Korba, pianist and vocalist with Hal Slapin on bass and John Vourtsis on drums. I always say, Tuesdays are my favorite night of the week with these three as our regular Tuesday trio! John Korba has performed on the Broadway production of Rent and toured with Hall & Oates. You will enjoy tremendous renditions the Beatles, James Taylor, Hall & Oates, Van Morrison and plenty of others

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Dan Levinson Trio
Jun
19
7:00 PM19:00

Dan Levinson Trio

Among the worlds finest clarinetists, Dan Levinson is an honored member of the Shanghai Jazz Family. A true virtuoso with a clarinet, Dan plays with both Vince Giordano and Leon Redbone regularly. He is a master of the jazz styles of the early 1900's He has performed with Mel Tormé, Wynton Marsalis, Dick Hyman, Bria Skonberg, Ed Polcer, Howard, Nicki Parrott and many others. He is indeed, as The Mississippi Rag calls him, “The most in demand reedman!”

Accompanying Dan is pianist Mark Shane, an acclaimed pianist, composer, arranger, and accompanist. He has played with some of the finest musicians in the world including Grammy Winner Catherine Russell, The New York Allstars, and many others. He is, in fact, one of the finest jazz pianists in the world!

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Peter & Will Anderson Trio
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Peter & Will Anderson Trio

Peter and Will Anderson are true “virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone” (New York Times) and are another pair of our favorite musicians. They have performed with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Village Vanguard Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Paquito D’Rivera, Wynton Marsalis, and can be heard on the 2014 Grammy-winning soundtrack of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire with Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks.  They’ve headlined at The Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, New Orleans Jazz Festival, Feinstein’s 54 Below, and live on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum. First set begins at 7:00. Reservations required.

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Stevie Wonder Tribute with Ty Stephens
Jun
21
6:15 PM18:15

Stevie Wonder Tribute with Ty Stephens

Friday, June, 21, Ty Stephens, Greg Buford, Alva Nelson, Miho Nobuzane, and Bill Dotts bring a phenomenal night honoring the musical genius of Stevie Wonder! The band executes the music perfectly and Ty Stephens’ vocals are engaging, soulful, and too much fun!

A consummate multi-talented entertainer and performer, Ty Stephens has performed around the world, gaining an international audience with a cool, urban-tinged adult-contemporary sound, based on jazz, funk and R&B.

"Stephens' voice is like honey... pure and sweet..." 
- The Philadelphia Tribune

"...a must-see band to be experienced live...!" 
- The New York Amsterdam News

No music charge, $40 food & drink minimum with seatings at 6:15 and 8:35.

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Nat Adderley Jr. Trio
Jun
22
6:15 PM18:15

Nat Adderley Jr. Trio

As Luther Vandross’ long-time musical director, Nat’s compositions include “Stop to Love”, “Wait for Love”, “Make Me a Believer” and the Grammy-nominated “Give Me the Reason”. His many arrangements for Luther include “Superstar”, “Here and Now”, “So Amazing”, “If Only for One Night”, “If This World Were Mine”, “There’s Nothing Better Than Love” and “Never Too Much”. Also for Luther, Nat produced “My Favorite Things”, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, “Going Out of My Head” and “The Closer I Get To You” (the Grammy-winning duet with Beyonce). 

Nat wrote “The Wave” for Kirk Whalum, arranged Natalie Cole’s 1987 recording of “When I Fall In Love”, produced “Just Another Lonely Night” for Johnny Gill, arranged Aretha Franklin’s album Jump To It, and produced Gloria Lynne’s album No Detour Ahead

In 2016 and 2017, Nat produced the CD “Invitation” for Nicolas Bearde, and appeared as pianist on Jay Hoggard’s beautiful CD “Harlem Heiroglyphs”. His shows always sell out so, make reservations now!

No music charge, $40 food & drink minimum for two seatings at 6:15 and 8:35. Reservations required.

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Tomoko Ohno with Rick Crane
Jun
24
6:30 PM18:30

Tomoko Ohno with Rick Crane

Tomoko Ohno is one of the most brilliant and charming pianists in music. And, there is no one better to spend a Monday night with! Along with the brilliant bassist, Rick Crane who not only is a regular here at Shanghai Jazz, but has played with greats like: Bucky Pizzarelli, Dave Stryker, Les Paul, Kenny Baron and many more!

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum. Reservations recommended.

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John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis
Jun
25
6:30 PM18:30

John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis

John Korba, pianist and vocalist with Hal Slapin on bass and John Vourtsis on drums. I always say, Tuesdays are my favorite night of the week with these three as our regular Tuesday trio! John Korba has performed on the Broadway production of Rent and toured with Hall & Oates. You will enjoy tremendous renditions the Beatles, James Taylor, Hall & Oates, Van Morrison and plenty of others

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Warren Vache Quartet
Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

Warren Vache Quartet

"In Vaché, jazz has found a creator whose prodigious, hard-earned skills enable him to craft swinging performances of beauty, emotion and surprise."  Warren is a tremendous trumpet and cornet player and, with his acerbic wit between songs he keeps the entertainment rolling.  Joined this evening by guitar great, Vinnie Corrao, Earl Sauls on bass, and acclaimed accordionist Eddie Monteiro!

No music charge, $25 food and drink minimum, performance begins at 7:00. Reservations strongly recommended.

 

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Shaan Pandiri Quartet
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Shaan Pandiri Quartet

An exciting night of great jazz provided by 5 of our area’s most talented young musicians! Bassist, Shaan Pandiri has been playing at Shanghai Jazz since he was 15 years old and has become a fantastic band leader in his own right. No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum with a performance beginning at 7:00. Reservations required.

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The Beatles to Bacharach with John Korba
Jun
28
6:15 PM18:15

The Beatles to Bacharach with John Korba

John Korba is a tremendous touring & recording artist who has performed with Hall & Oates, Todd Rundgren, and played on Broadway productions of Rent, Little Shop of Horrors and others. He plays every Tuesday at Shanghai Jazz as well. This evening, he and bassist Dan Boone celebrate the music of Burt Bacharach and The Beatles! Promising to be a fun, whimsical night of incredible, piano driven music.

No music charge, $40 food & drink minimum for seatings at 6:16 and 8:35. Reservations required.

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Don Braden's Earth Wind and Wonder CD Celebration
Jun
29
6:15 PM18:15

Don Braden's Earth Wind and Wonder CD Celebration

Don Braden is a masterful clarinet, saxophone and flute player and has composed and recorded a new CD blending and celebrating the genius of Earth Wind and Fire and Stevie Wonder. The recording has received tremendous reviews and a lot of air play from terrestrial radio like our favorite, WBGO, and Sirius XM's Real Jazz station! No music charge, $40 food and drink minimum for seatings at 6:15 and 8:45, reservations required.

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Audra Mariel - A Real Human Jazz Band
Jun
30
6:00 PM18:00

Audra Mariel - A Real Human Jazz Band

Audra Mariel is a tremendously talented vocalist who joined the Shanghai Jazz family last spring and we are thrilled to have her back in Madison. A Real Human Jazz Band features guitarist, Tom Monda, drummer Kevin Grossman, and bassist Cody McCorry behind Audra’s melodic and intoxicating voice!

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum, first set begins at 6:00. Reservations required.

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John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis
Jul
9
6:30 PM18:30

John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis

John Korba, pianist and vocalist with Hal Slapin on bass and John Vourtsis on drums. I always say, Tuesdays are my favorite night of the week with these three as our regular Tuesday trio! John Korba has performed on the Broadway production of Rent and toured with Hall & Oates. You will enjoy tremendous renditions the Beatles, James Taylor, Hall & Oates, Van Morrison and plenty of others

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Rosanno Sportiello's Bebop to Stride
Jul
10
7:00 PM19:00

Rosanno Sportiello's Bebop to Stride

Rosanno Sportiello, at 16, he began “performing professionally at jazz venues in the Milan area, and in 1992, he joined one of Europe’s historic jazz bands, the “Milano Jazz Gang” touring with the group throughout Italy and West Europe until the end of 2000. That same year, Rossano met legendary jazz pianist and educator, Barry Harris, who became a mentor and good friend. Mr. Harris has touted Rossano as ‘the best stride piano player’ he has ever heard.”

Rosanno plays here regularly with Nicki Parrott and Harry Allen. On this Wednesday, he is bringing some special guests as a surprise. This promises to be an outstanding night of music—not to be missed!

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum. Reservations required.

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Brynn Stanley Quartet
Jul
12
6:15 PM18:15

Brynn Stanley Quartet

Brynn Stanley is a local girl who, after a few years polishing her performances in Los Angeles, she is back home, astounding audiences up and down the East Coast with her silky vocals, creative take on everything from the American Songbook to the Beatles, her grace and elegance. Though she has been working tirelessly on a new release, expected later this year, she has taken some time to perform here in Madison! She is joined by Dan Crisci on piano, who also has a new cd out, Asked and Answered. As always, this will be a phenomenal night of music and frivolity.

No music Charge, $40 food and drink minimum per person for seatings at 6:15 and 8:35. Reservations required.

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Eric Mintel Quartet
Jul
13
6:15 PM18:15

Eric Mintel Quartet

The great Dave Brubeck once said, "As long as the music attracts dedicated, young musicians like Eric Mintel, jazz will continue to thrive and progress as a voice of freedom." Eric has played at The White House, The Kennedy Center, and the United Nations.  These 4 great musicians never disappoint an audience and our dining room swings and rocks all night.  Along with bassist, Jack Hegyi, drummer, Dave Mohn, and Saxophonist Nelson Hill the Eric Mintel Quartet will get you swinging!

No music charge, $40 food & drink minimum for seatings at 6:15 and 8:45. Reservations required.

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Steve Turre Quartet
Jul
26
6:15 PM18:15

Steve Turre Quartet

Award Winning trombonist Steve Turre, on a break from his weekly gig with The Saturday Night Live Band, brings an incredible two night event to Madison! Throughout his acclaimed career, Turre has worked with legendary musicians like Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, J.J. Johnson, Herbie Hancock, Lester Bowie, Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, Van Morrison, Pharoah Sanders, Horace Silver, Max Roach, and Rahsaan Roland Kirk. His accolades are numerous and his skill as an entertainer is enthralling. Be sure to join us for at least one of these two great nights!

We have seatings at 6:15 and 8:35 for both Friday and Saturday night and NO MUSIC CHARGE! Just a $40 food & drink minimum per person and reservations are required.

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Steve Turre Quartet
Jul
27
6:15 PM18:15

Steve Turre Quartet

Award Winning trombonist Steve Turre, on a break from his weekly gig with The Saturday Night Live Band, brings an incredible two night event to Madison! Throughout his acclaimed career, Turre has worked with legendary musicians like Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, J.J. Johnson, Herbie Hancock, Lester Bowie, Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaria, Van Morrison, Pharoah Sanders, Horace Silver, Max Roach, and Rahsaan Roland Kirk. His accolades are numerous and his skill as an entertainer is enthralling. Be sure to join us for at least one of these two great nights!

We have seatings at 6:15 and 8:35 for both Friday and Saturday night and NO MUSIC CHARGE! Just a $40 food & drink minimum per person and reservations are required.

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Cesar Orozco & Jorge Glem celebrate their new CD, Stringwise
Aug
10
6:15 PM18:15

Cesar Orozco & Jorge Glem celebrate their new CD, Stringwise

Virtuoso Venezuelan cuatro player Jorge Glem, has joined forces with Cuban/Venezuelan pianist, composer and arranger César Orozco, to record their first album as a duo entitled “Stringwise,”released worldwide on February 6, 2019. After working together in several projects for many years while living in Venezuela, these long-time partners in music have reunited again now in New York City and decided to put together this unprecedented and original duo. On this album, both performers explore their instruments to the fullest by mixing the rhythmic richness and energy of traditional Latin American genres such as Venezuelan joropo, merengue, and Cuban son with a repertoire of worldwide renowned masterpieces from pop and jazz. Stringwise is also the first album recorded only with a Venezuelan cuatro and piano. This particular instrumentation, along with the constant presence of jazz elements, such as improvisation, creates a homogeneous and coherent sound despite the varied mixture of songs and genres involved in the recording. The end result is a fascinating journey full of rhythms, melodies and harmonies that listeners will enjoy through 7 covers, one piece of Venezuelan folklore, and 3 original songs, all produced and arranged by both Glem and Orozco.

According to Cuban legendary saxophonist and clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera, “César Orozco manages to make the best combination between Cuban, Jazz and Venezuelan music I ever heard”. Orozco, who was born and raised in Cuba, moved to Venezuela in 1998, where he developed an important and prolific career as a pianist, arranger, composer and producer. After 14 years, Orozco moved to the United States in 2012 and enrolled, with a full tuition Assistantship, to The Peabody Institute of John Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he earned a Graduate Performance Diploma (GPD) in Jazz Piano. Since relocating to the New York tri-state area in 2015, Mr. Orozco has become an in-demand pianist. Some of the artists he has worked with include Paquito D’Rivera, Pedrito Martinez, Gary Thomas, Yosvany Terry, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Luis Enrique, Itai Kriss, Troy Roberts, Paul Bollenback, and Giovanni Hidalgo just to name a few.

Jorge Glem, who is also a mandolin player, composer and producer, is probably the greatest living master of the infectiously rhythmic four-string Venezuelan cuatro. Hailing from Cumaná, Venezuela, Glem, who currently resides in New York City, has set out with a clear and driven purpose of presenting the Venezuelan cuatro as a universal instrument. His amazing talent and purpose have allowed him to share the stage with renown worldwide figures such as Paquito D’Rivera, Jordan Rudess, Rubén Blades, Carlos Vives, Calle 13, Natalia Lafoucarde, Guaco, Desorden Público, Ensamble Gurrufío, Gualberto Ibarreto, Etienne Charles and many other important music personalities allowing him to fuse the sound of this traditional instrument in genres such as jazz, salsa, bluegrass, rock, and pop. Glem is without a doubt one of Venezuela’s musical treasures. "Glem's performance at Lincoln Center, reaffirmed his status as one of the most individualistically talented players in any style of music around the world" - New York Music Daily.

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Big Funk!
Aug
17
6:15 PM18:15

Big Funk!

With a new cd ready to drop, Big Funk! brings an outrageous, raucous, fun, and, yes, FUNKY celebration! Co-Led by celebrated saxophonist, Don Braden and drummer Karl Latham.

Don Braden toured with The Harper Brothers, Lonnie Smith, Wynton Marsalis, The Mingus Band, and many others. He has recorded nearly 20 albums (most recently the acclaimed, Earth Wind and Wonder cd)! Karl Latham is an internationally recognized drummer and has performed with amazing artists like: Slide Hampton, Edgar Winter, Mark Egan, The Shirelles, Tomoko Ohno, Jerry Vivino and many more. He is one of the most in-demand drummers in the world and an incredible entertainer.

Big Funk! never disappoints. Touted as a “Grove / Funk / Soul journey” and “ a dream band” —both for the band members and audience members! Every night they perform here, our crowds are on their feet!

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Celebrate Father's Day with the Miles Hudgins Trio!
Jun
16
6:00 PM18:00

Celebrate Father's Day with the Miles Hudgins Trio!

Miles Hudgins has exercised his talents as both a performer and producer composing an original dance recital soundtrack for the University of North Carolina, honing and showcasing knowledge in electronic music production at “Grammy Camp” in Los Angeles, CA., playing in a big band setting with the Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra, appearing on-air twice for PBS, as well as performing more traditional pieces in Carnegie Hall. In addition, Miles has played shows at the small combo and solo levels, such as his “Cultural Festival sets in Golden, CO. and opening the main stage at the Hub City Jazz Festival for Brian Culberson and Pieces of a Dream in New Brunswick, NJ. Miles Hudgins’ sophomore album, Resolve is available now on iTunes,Amazon, and streaming services.

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Victor Provost & Dion Parson Quartet
Jun
15
6:15 PM18:15

Victor Provost & Dion Parson Quartet

Provost has reached that combination of sensibility and chops that turn his bop-driven jazz solos into mesmerizing rides that at times swing the listener off into an abyss and then pull him back with a triumphant return home”
– The Washington Post

Victor Provost, one of the most unique, dynamic and interesting performers you can imagine takes the band stand in Madison for 2 special nights. He “is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading voices on the unique, and often misunderstood, steel pan (or steel drum). Through appearances at concert halls, clubs, and stages throughout the world, he has been meticulously developing a reputation as a “dazzling” soloist, crafting an impressive improvisational voice and style. With a strong foundation in Bebop, a contemporary sensibility, and deep roots in Caribbean music, he seamlessly melds and mixes genres. The Washington D.C. City Paper’s “Jazz Percussionist of the Year” six years running, his new recording Bright Eyes debuted at #5 on the iTunes Top 40 Jazz Charts and has been met with praise from The Washington Post, Downbeat Magazine, and Hot House Magazine, as well as artists and presenters.”

Dion Parson is a Grammy Winning drummer, originally hailing from St. Thomas. After earning a degree in Music Education from Rutgers University he moved to NYC where he worked with a number of first-call jazz musicians including: Monty Alexander, Ray Anderson, Dwayne Bruno and many others. He also co-founded the organization United Jazz International with Branford Marsalis and Steve Coleman in 2007.

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Victor Provost & Dion Parson Quartet
Jun
14
6:15 PM18:15

Victor Provost & Dion Parson Quartet

Provost has reached that combination of sensibility and chops that turn his bop-driven jazz solos into mesmerizing rides that at times swing the listener off into an abyss and then pull him back with a triumphant return home”
– The Washington Post

Victor Provost, one of the most unique, dynamic and interesting performers you can imagine takes the band stand in Madison for 2 special nights. He “is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading voices on the unique, and often misunderstood, steel pan (or steel drum). Through appearances at concert halls, clubs, and stages throughout the world, he has been meticulously developing a reputation as a “dazzling” soloist, crafting an impressive improvisational voice and style. With a strong foundation in Bebop, a contemporary sensibility, and deep roots in Caribbean music, he seamlessly melds and mixes genres. The Washington D.C. City Paper’s “Jazz Percussionist of the Year” six years running, his new recording Bright Eyes debuted at #5 on the iTunes Top 40 Jazz Charts and has been met with praise from The Washington Post, Downbeat Magazine, and Hot House Magazine, as well as artists and presenters.”

Dion Parson is a Grammy Winning drummer, originally hailing from St. Thomas. After earning a degree in Music Education from Rutgers University he moved to NYC where he worked with a number of first-call jazz musicians including: Monty Alexander, Ray Anderson, Dwayne Bruno and many others. He also co-founded the organization United Jazz International with Branford Marsalis and Steve Coleman in 2007.

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Harry Allen
Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Harry Allen

One of the most celebrated jazz musicians in the world is back in Madison! Harry Allen is the preeminent tenor saxophonist in the world.

The great John Pizzarelli says, “Harry Allen’s playing is nothing less than perfect.” He is a multi-award winning recording artist, tours extensively and has performed with Rosemary Clooney, Ray Brown, Hank Jones, Frank Wess, Flip Phillips, Scott Hamilton, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Kenny Burrell, Herb Ellis, John Pizzarelli, Bucky Pizzarelli, Gus Johnson, Jeff Hamilton, Terry Gibbs, Warren Vache, Tony Bennett, Johnny Mandel, Ray Brown, Tommy Flanagan, James Taylor, to name a few!

Joining him this evening Tadataka Unno on piano and Mike Karn on bass

First set at 7:00, no music charge, $25 food & drink minimum. Reservations required.

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Deep Groove Jazz Trio
Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

Deep Groove Jazz Trio

The Deep Groove Jazz Trio features Hammond Organist Dan Kostelnik, Guitarist Leo Jordan and Drummer John Vourtsis.  They’ll perform Jazz Standards, Monk, Funk, Michael, Miles and beyond. 

Dan Kostelnik, a featured WBGO Jazz 88 artist is a William Paterson Jazz Studies alum who’s toured Europe with We Three and recorded 3 albums with guitarist Bob Devos.

Leo Jordan, also a graduate of the William Paterson Jazz Studies program has performed extensively in the NY area for over 30 years in the Jazz, Blues and Rock genres. 

John Vourtsis, a multi-instrumentalist is a Shanghai Jazz regular, drumming with John Korba, Jerry Vezza, Tomoko Ohno and Bob Himmelberger, among others.  

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John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis
Jun
11
6:30 PM18:30

John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis

John Korba, pianist and vocalist with Hal Slapin on bass and John Vourtsis on drums. I always say, Tuesdays are my favorite night of the week with these three as our regular Tuesday trio! John Korba has performed on the Broadway production of Rent and toured with Hall & Oates. You will enjoy tremendous renditions the Beatles, James Taylor, Hall & Oates, Van Morrison and plenty of others

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Eric Comstock celebrates the American Songbook and beyond!
Jun
9
6:00 PM18:00

Eric Comstock celebrates the American Songbook and beyond!

“Smart, suave & utterly delightful … an ingenious musical wit … a dispenser of cabaret caviar.” – The New York Times “Erudite … Expert musicianship & joie de vivre in equal measure.” – The New Yorker Hailed as “the truest heir to Bobby Short” in The New York Times, pianist/singer Eric Comstock returns to Shanghai with songs by everyone from George Gershwin to George Harrison. It’s a swinging Sunday supper where the music and stories are equally great, and where you’re bound to hear a song you didn’t know you loved! An acknowledged champion of the pop, jazz & saloon songbooks, Eric is as entertaining as he is musically savvy. He has performed and recorded with some of the world’s finest musicians, including Andy Bey, Frank Wess, Peter Washington, Wycliffe Gordon, Matt Wilson, Ken Peplowski and Harry Allen. His most recent CD is “bitter/sweet”, on which he appears with star guitarist Randy Napoleon. As a performer/commentator, he has appeared on PBS, CNN, BBC and Radio France. Please visit www.ericcomstock.net

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Eric Olsen Revision Trio
Jun
8
6:15 PM18:15

Eric Olsen Revision Trio

Eric Olsen has crafted a distinguished career in both jazz and classical music, as a pianist and composer, harpsichordist, synthesist, organist, conductor, and accompanist.  He has recorded twenty albums to great critical acclaim, with artists Randy Brecker, Ted Nash, George Garzone, Don Braden, Ratzo Harris, Tim Horner, Peter Olsen, Bucky Pizzarelli, Lou Caimano, Jan Carden, Kevin Maynor, and Larry Newcomb, and performed with jazz luminaries Billy Hart and Eliot Zigmund. He has appeared in concert from Carnegie Hall to Birdland, with orchestra in Taiwan, throughout the United States, and overseas in France, Germany, India, the Fiji Islands, and New Zealand.  He teaches at Montclair State University and the Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts, and is Director of Music and Organist at Union Congregational Church in Montclair, NJ.  More information is available at www.ericolsenmusic.com and www.dyadplays.com.

The Eric Olsen ReVision Trio transforms familiar melodies from the classics to the Beatles into cutting edge jazz that transcends musical boundaries. “Perhaps the most amazing transformation of cultural enlightenment in the last quarter century”. The band features Eric Olsen on piano, Ratzo B. Harris on bass, and Tim Horner on drums.

No music charge, $40 food & drink minimum with seatings at 6:15 and 8:35. Reservations required.

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Jerry Vivino Quartet
Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

Jerry Vivino Quartet

Jerry Vivino has accompanied the likes of Tony Bennett, Dr. John, Lyle Lovett, Donald Fagen, Max Weinberg and many others. His saxophone & clarinet skills are mesmerizing, exciting, and will keep you groovin’ in your seat! Accompanied by drummer Karl Latham, Ken Levinsky on piano, and John Arbo on bass, Jerry will take you on a musical adventure that you do not want to miss.

No music charge, $40 food & drink minimum for two sets beginning at 7:00. Reservations required.

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Oscar Perez Piano Trio
Jun
6
7:00 PM19:00

Oscar Perez Piano Trio

Oscar Perez is an exhilarating pianist from NYC with Cuban roots and a life long passion for music. From straight ahead jazz to Cuban or New Orleans swinging tunes, he brings a ton of fun and excitement to every performance. “His training has been as diverse as his musical tastes . . . and his talent has put him on stage or in a studio with jazz legends Bunky Green, George Russell, Curtis Fuller and George Garzone trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, bassist Christian McBride, trumpeter Eddie Allen, saxophonist Mike Lee, trombonist Steve Turre, guitarist Dave Stryker, vocalists Melissa Walker and Charenee Wade along with saxophonist Adrian Cunninham with whom he has a recording entitled “Professor Cunningham and his Old School”.

Joining him this evening Luca Santaniello on drums and Adrian Moring on bass.

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum with the performance starting at 7:00. Reservations required.

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Piano Driven Jazz with Bob Himmelburger, Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis
Jun
4
6:30 PM18:30

Piano Driven Jazz with Bob Himmelburger, Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis

Pianist and Educator, Bob Himmelburger with Hal Slapin on bass and John Vourtsis on drums. I always say, Tuesdays are my favorite night of the week and this is a special guest performance from an amazing piano player! Bob’s style is exciting, unpredictable and fun. He will keep you drawn to the music through the whole evening!

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum per person. Reservations Suggested.

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Stephanie Nakasian
Jun
2
10:00 PM22:00

Stephanie Nakasian

Stephanie Nakasian is an internationally celebrated vocalist and jazz artist first garnering attention while touring with Jon Hendricks. Truly part of Jazz Royalty, she performed with her husband, the late Hod O’Brien, Urbie Green, Pat Metheny, Clark Terry, Scott Hamilton, and many, many more.

June is the last month of Sunday Vocalists at Shanghai Jazz until September, so please join us for this exceptional evening!

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum. Stephanie takes the bandstand at 6:00! Reservations strongly recommended.

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Saron Crenshaw Quartet
Jun
1
6:15 PM18:15

Saron Crenshaw Quartet

Saron Crenshaw is a Blues Hall of Fame Inductee, having opened for the likes of Robert Cray and B. B. King! He is a masterful performer with great stage presence and ability to draw audiences deep into his performance. You will dance in you seat, laugh out loud and wish you knew the songs well enough to sing along (so take a cd home with you)!

No music charge, $40 food & drink minimum for two seatings, 6:15 and 8:35. Reservations required!

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Nilson Matta's Brazilian Quartet
May
31
6:15 PM18:15

Nilson Matta's Brazilian Quartet

Nilson Matta is a Brazilian born bassist, founding member of Trio da Paz, composer, and touring and recording artist. He has played with amazing musicians like Luis Bonfa, Claudio Roditi, Paquito D’Rivera, Slide Hampton and many more. Nilson is a frequent side man in various bands here at Shanghai Jazz and we always love the groups he leads. This evening will feature amazingly talented musicians including: Marcello Pelliteri on drums, John Snauwaert on saxophone, and Helio Alves on piano! This promises to be a great night with plenty of festive tunes intertwines with Latin rhythms and, of course, the best cocktails in Morris County and fantastic Asian cuisine.

No music charge, $40 food & drink minimum per person. Seatings at 6:15 and 8:35. Reservations required.

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Meant To Be Quartet
May
30
7:00 PM19:00

Meant To Be Quartet

With Glen Merritt on piano, Alan Hayes on bass, Pete Omelio on drums, and John Higgins on trumpet, Meant To Be keeps audiences swinging throughout the night! These four fantastic musicians have been playing together for over 15 years and each feeds off of the others’ enthusiasm and improvisations.

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum for two sets beginning at 7:00. Reservations required.

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John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis
May
28
6:30 PM18:30

John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis

John Korba, pianist and vocalist with Hal Slapin on bass and John Vourtsis on drums. I always say, Tuesdays are my favorite night of the week with these three as our regular Tuesday trio! John Korba has performed on the Broadway production of Rent and toured with Hall & Oates. You will enjoy tremendous renditions the Beatles, James Taylor, Hall & Oates, Van Morrison and plenty of others

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Vocalist Maria Raquel with Pablo Bencid & Cesar Orozco
May
25
6:15 PM18:15

Vocalist Maria Raquel with Pablo Bencid & Cesar Orozco

Maria Raquel is a Colombian singer based in New York since 2016. She has participated in festivals such as the Tel Aviv Jazz Festival, the Summer Arts Festival, Color Es Festival and the Primavera Fest. She has taken her talent from Colombia to Germany, Israel, Netherlands now the United States. Her powerful voice makes her an outstanding ambassador of Latin music in the world specially Colombian Cumbia and salsa , she is known in NY as the leader of Maria Raquel Trio and Maria Raquel Quartet and as the lead singer of Astoria Salsa Company, also for her outstanding collaborations with La Cumbiamba eNeYe, LaMar NYC, La Pachamambo, and Samuel Torres Band.

Pablo Bencid is one of the most in-demand drummers in music today and he plays with a control and tempo that will mesmerize! Cesar Orozco is one of the finest pianists you will ever see! We are ecstatic to have these three coming to Madison for this incredibly unique night of Latin music!

No music charge, $40 food & drink minimum with seatings at 6:15 and 8:35. Reservations required.




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Grover Kemble & Jerry Vezza!
May
24
6:15 PM18:15

Grover Kemble & Jerry Vezza!

You will be hard pressed to find a more entertaining pair in live jazz! Grover Kemble on guitar and vocals with Jerry Vezza on piano are two great friends playing world class music. They have been playing together for over 20 years and the fun they have on a bandstand is definitely infectious. As a leader, Grover draws the audience into every lyric, engaging everyone in the crowd. On piano, Jerry "just swigs. He is a very lyrical player. You always have these beautiful melodies in his solos.  There’s a real delicacy to his playing.  It’s not just arpeggios and flashy technique.” 

NO music charge $40 food and drink minimum for seatings at 6:15 and 8:45. Reservations required.

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Matt King Trio with Rufus Reid!
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

Matt King Trio with Rufus Reid!

Pianist Matt King with legendary bassist, Rufus Reid, drummer, Pat McDonald and special guests. Matt King is a celebrated pianist with a range and talent not to be missed. Rufus Reid is truly a legend—bassist, composer, educator. Rufus was famously bassist for Dexter Gordon and played with Thad Jones, Nancy Wilson, Eddie Harris and many more!

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum. Music starts at 7:00, reservations strongly recommended

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John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis
May
21
6:30 PM18:30

John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis

John Korba, pianist and vocalist with Hal Slapin on bass and John Vourtsis on drums. I always say, Tuesdays are my favorite night of the week with these three as our regular Tuesday trio! John Korba has performed on the Broadway production of Rent and toured with Hall & Oates. You will enjoy tremendous renditions the Beatles, James Taylor, Hall & Oates, Van Morrison and plenty of others

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Gabrielle Stravelli CD Release Party Celebrating the Music of Willie Nelson
May
18
6:15 PM18:15

Gabrielle Stravelli CD Release Party Celebrating the Music of Willie Nelson

Gabrielle Stravelli is delighted to present the release of her newest album "Pick Up My Pieces: The Music of Willie Nelson". The CD is dedicated to the music and life of the "Red Headed Stranger", and covers the full spectrum of Nelson’s catalog; from early hits like “Three Days” and “Blame It On The Times” to favorites from his blockbuster album of American standards “Stardust” to eternal classics like “Crazy” and “Nightlife”. Alongside the music, Stravelli will weave in stories from Nelson’s famously colorful personal life and storied 50-plus year career, while honoring and reimagining the music of one of America’s greatest songwriters.

Much like her subject, Willie Nelson, Gabrielle Stravelli has stuck to her artistic vision, and gone forward where others might have compromised or thrown in the towel. Her program of songs written by and/or associated with Willie Nelson found her reconceiving the Nelson material in a jazz context with intelligence, imagination, musicality and a voice that equaled all of the challenges that the material presented.” – Joe Lang, Jersey Jazz

The band for the evening will be: 

Joshua Richman, piano

Pat O'Leary, bass

Eric Halvorson, drums

Scott Robinson, sax and flute

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Tribut to Aretha Franklin with April Webb & John Korba
May
17
6:15 PM18:15

Tribut to Aretha Franklin with April Webb & John Korba

The combined vocal forces of April May Webb and John Korba will guarantee an inspiring night of delightful entertainment.  We are thrilled to bring them together once again to pay homage to the “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin. April and John will be joined with Juilliard graduate Randall Haywood on trumpet, Billboard chart-topper Jacob Webb on Bass, and drummer and music director Nathan Webb. This will be a magnificent evening filled with memorable soulful music.

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Olli Soikkeli and Friends
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Olli Soikkeli and Friends

Olli Soikkeli is one of the most gifted young guitarists in the world right now and we try to get him to Madison as often as possible. The Wall Street Journal wrote: “Olli Soikkeli, a riveting finnish guitarist who combines astonishing dexterity and speed with pure soul in a way that places him among the worthiest current day successors to the legacy of the great Django.”

Make a reservation now and enjoy some truly amazing music!

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum.

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Thaddeus Expose and Tomoko Ohno
May
15
7:00 PM19:00

Thaddeus Expose and Tomoko Ohno

Originally from New Orleans, Thaddeus Expose, in addition to having the coolest name in music and being an all around gentleman, is a tremendous musician, composer, inventor, and educator. Along with everyone’s favorite pianist, Tomoko Ohno, the house will be grooving and swinging throughout the evening!

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum. Performance begins at 7:00. Reservations strongly recommended.

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Jerry Vezza & Friends
May
14
6:30 PM18:30

Jerry Vezza & Friends

Jerry Vezza is a celebrated pianist and Madison, NJ local, as well as a good friend. Our guests are thrilled anytime he comes to play. This special Tuesday will be a tremendous evening of beautiful, fun, live, piano driven jazz. Accompanying Jerry will be Tuesday’s regular performers, Hal Slapin on bass and John Vourtsis on drums. You will be hard pressed to not have a great time so, be sure to make your way in!

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum with performance beginning at 6:30. Reservations strongly recommended.

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Mother's Day with Viktorija Gecyte
May
12
12:00 PM12:00

Mother's Day with Viktorija Gecyte

Celebrate the most important woman in the world with this world class vocalist! “Elegant, swinging and sophisticated beyond her years, Viktorija bears comparison with the greats. She has great phrasing, impeccable timing, a low velvet voice with smoky hues, and hits every note on the button. Her fondness for jazz comes from her father, and her love of singing from her mother, an award-winning chef who comes from a long line of passionate traditional vocalists. For Viktorija, singing is a musical conversation, a human endeavor, a never-ending journey.”

We will have 3 seatings on this special day, 12:00, 2:15 and 4:30. We will offer a special menu for $65 per person, $49 for children under 10, featuring:

Dim Sum Appetizer Plate for the table

followed by a choice of:

3 chili chicken

golden sesame chicken,

firecracker beef

champagne fish

Hunan Shrimp ($8 supplement)

vegetarian pad thai

crisp Beijing duck ($13 supplement)

Finished with a Plate of Sweets for the table.

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King Solomon Hicks Band
May
11
6:15 PM18:15

King Solomon Hicks Band

If you want a glimpse of what Muddy Waters was like at 23, look no further! King Solomon Hicks is one of the most electrifying and exciting young blues guitarists around. Trained in jazz guitar with the soul of a burgeoning blues master from Harlem. He sold out a European tour this summer and while there, opened for Jeff Beck and Ringo Starr! Definitely a young artist who you will love to say, “I saw him at Shanghai Jazz when he was just 23!”

No music charge, $40 food & drink minimum with seatings at 6:15 and 8:35. Reservations required.

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