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Sarah Partridge featuring Tomoko Ohno and Paul Meyers
Feb
17
6:00 PM18:00

Sarah Partridge featuring Tomoko Ohno and Paul Meyers

Vocalist SARAH PARTRIDGE, who's wowed audiences everywhere from the legendary Algonquin Oak Room to the Bitter End rock club, with a repertoire that spans the Great American Songbook to Janie Ian! She will be joined on our bandstand by one of our favorite pianists, Tomoko Ohno and guitarist Paul Meyers! No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum, reservations required.

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Copy of John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis
Feb
19
6:30 PM18:30

Copy of 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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Jerry Bruno's 99th Birthday Celebration!
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

Jerry Bruno's 99th Birthday Celebration!

Legendary bassist Jerry Bruno just truned a spry 99 and we are thrilled to celebrate with him! Jerry played with too many legendary musicians to list. Most notably, Frank Sinatra, Bucky Pizzarelli, Liza Minelli, and on and on… Moreover, he is a fabulous gentleman and entertainer.

Along with pianist Russ Kassoff, who also performed with Sinatra and Minelli, and vocalist Catherine Dupuis, we will enjoy their timeless tribute to the music of Frank Sinatra!

The band will begin at 7:00 with no music charge, a $25 food & drink minimum. Reservations required

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Steve Myerson Quartet
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Steve Myerson Quartet

Steve Myerson, keyboardist for legendary soul group The Stylistics, is performing jazz arrangements of memorable hits of the soul era, some original music, and standard sure to please the ears and warm the heart. Joined by legendary drummer Karl Latham and bassist Calvin Jones! With Special Guest, and Dizzy Gillespie alum Ed Cherry on guitar! No music charge, $25 food and drink minimum with music starting at 7:00. Reservations required.

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Claudio Roditi Returns to Shanghai Jazz!
Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

Claudio Roditi Returns to Shanghai Jazz!

Grammy Winning Brazilian trumpet player, Claudio Roditi is one of the true legends we are blessed to call our friend. This evening he is bringing Grammy Nominee, Nilson Matta to play bass, vocalist & pianist Abelita Matteus and drummer Samuel Martinelli. Always a special evening here but with this band, no one should miss it!

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

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Eric Olsen Revision Trio
Feb
23
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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John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis
Feb
26
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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Mark Shane Piano Trio
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Mark Shane Piano Trio

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

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

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Meant To Be Quartet
Feb
28
9:00 PM21:00

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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Grover Kemble & Jerry Vezza!
Mar
1
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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Saron Crenshaw Quartet
Mar
2
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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Miles Hudgins Trio
Mar
3
6:00 PM18:00

Miles Hudgins Trio

Miles Hudgins began his musical journey at the age of only 4 years old after taking an
interest in piano following his mother’s lead. Since the days of playing “repeat after me”
for hours on end with his mother, he has become a multi-faceted instrumentalist and
music producer, with a primary focus on the piano and woodwind family in live
performance. He has taken his talents as both a performer and producer to various
different places including original dance recital soundtrack composition for the
University of South Carolina, honing and showcasing knowledge in electronic music
production at 'Grammy Camp' in Los Angeles, California, playing in a big-band setting
with the Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra, appearing on-air in the PBS Celebration of Music
Talent Show, as well as performing more traditional pieces in Carnegie Hall, New York.
In addition, Miles has played shows at the small combo and solo levels, such as his
'Cultural Festival' sets in Golden, Colorado, and with the Miles Hudgins Trio at the club
‘Shanghai Jazz.’ In addition, he has a self-released album titled “Split Decision” as well
as two singles “Astray” and “Conscious” that are available on a plethora of platforms
such as iTunes and Spotify.

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John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis
Mar
5
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 with Kris Tokarski
Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

Dan Levinson with Kris Tokarski

A true virtuoso with a clarinet, Dan Levinson plays with both Vince Giordano and Leon Redbone regularly. He is a master of the jazz styles of the early 1900's. Kris Tokarski is a native of East Rutherford, NJ and a masterful pianist in his own with a masters degree from the University of New Orleans. Along with drummer Kevin Dorn, this promises to be a brilliant and exuberant night of live swinging jazz! No music charge, $25 food and drink minimum per person. Musicians hit at 7:00. Reservations required

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Jay Leonhart Trio featuring Tomoko Ohno and Vito Lesczak
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

Jay Leonhart Trio featuring Tomoko Ohno and Vito Lesczak

Acclaimed bassist, composer and arranger, and our very good friend, Jay Leonhart has recorded over 15 solo albums and has been named “The Most Valuable Bassist” in the Recording Industry three times, and toured and recorded with the likes of Judy Garland, Bucky Pizzarelli, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, James Taylor, Carly Simon, Sting and many more. He brings a fun, convivial wit to music and his own compositions are inspired.

Pianist Tomoko Ohno is, likewise and accomplished, in-demand performer, composer, educator and recording artist. The joy she derives from playing is conveyed directly into her audiences! Along with internationally acclaimed drummer, Vito Lesczak, this trio will keep you enthralled all evening long.

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John Zweig and Friends
Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

John Zweig and Friends

John Zweig began playing guitar professionally at age 15 in St. Louis with legendary musicians and performers like Lou Rawls, The Temptations, Frank Sinatra and The Les Elgart Band. They are performing a selection of great tunes from Smoking’ at the Half Note. A tribute to jazz guitar hero, Wes Mongomery and Wynton Kelly. John is accompanied by:

Rick Crane—a world class bassist and international touring & recording artist. Rick has played with Billy Eckstien, Vic Jouris and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winning Saxophonist, Benny Golson. He recently release his own CD, Duality with pianist Bob Himmleberger.

Tomoko Ohno is another esteemed member of our family here in Madison, is a truly special pianist. Originally from Tokyo, Japan she has been plying pianos with her graceful talents since a teenager. She is a proud member of Sherrie Maricle's Diva Jazz Orchestra and has played at Lincoln Center, Weill Recital, Carnegie Hall, The Blue Note, Birdland , and has performed and/or recorded with Slide Hampton, Claudio Roditi, James Spaulding, Rufus Reid, The John Lee Quartet, The Dizzy Gillespie Alumni Big Band and Sherry Maricle and the Diva Jazz Orchestra

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

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Living Standards: Karl Latham, Vic Juris & Mark Egan
Mar
9
6:15 PM18:15

Living Standards: Karl Latham, Vic Juris & Mark Egan

Karl Latham, Vic Juris and Mark Egan perform iconic pop & rock tunes reinterpreted through the jazz lens! Karl Latham is one of the most in-demand drummers in music today and regularly plays with greats like Don Braden, John Lee and the Dizzy Gillespie All Stars, Edgar Winter, Johnny Winter, Clark Terry, Claudio Roditi and many others. Grammy Winner and tour de force bassist, Mark Egan who has backed Pat Matheny, Gil Evans. Rounding out the trio is renowned guitar virtuoso, Vic Juris. This is a dynamic group of players who have one foot in the jazz world and one in the rock/pop world.

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

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Peter & Will Anderson Trio
Mar
14
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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Jerry Vivino Quartet
Mar
15
6:15 PM18:15

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 seatings at 6:15 and 8:35. Reservations required

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Deep Groove Jazz Trio
Mar
28
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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Bernard Purdie Trio
Apr
6
6:15 PM18:15

Bernard Purdie Trio

The most recorded drummer in history is back! Bernard Purdie’s shows never disappoint. He has performed on hit records an toured with everyone from Aretha Franklin to The Jackson 5, Steely Dan, James Brown, Cat Stevens, Hall & Oates, and The Rolling Stones, to name just a fraction of the superstars who needed “the funkiest soul beat in the business!”

Seatings at 6:15 and 8:35 with no music charge, just a $40 food & drink minimum. Reservations required.

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Peter & Will Anderson Trio
Apr
25
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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Vocalist Jasia Ries celebrates Bernstein's 100th birthday!
Feb
16
6:15 PM18:15

Vocalist Jasia Ries celebrates Bernstein's 100th birthday!

Celebrate the incomparable songbook of Leonard Bernstein and his 100th birthday! America’s greatest classical composer and conductor! His influence is seen throughout music and American culture and we are thrilled to celebrate with this fantastic band!

Tim Ries is a saxophonist, performer, arranger, composer and educator who has toured and recorded with many of the biggest names in music across multiple genres. Since 1999 he has been playing with the Rolling Stones. Additionally he has performed with Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Donald Fagen, Michael Jackson, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Rod Stewart, Lyle Lovette, and jazz greats Red Garland, Donald Byrd, Hank Jones, Jack DeJohnette, Tom Harrell, Chico Hamilton, Joe Henderson, Tony Bennett, to name just a few!

Jasia Ries is quickly building an impressive repertoire as a fabulous vocalist! Jasia Ries is a singer, actress, theatre artist, and multi-instrumentalist. She has performed as a jazz and ensemble vocalist at notable venues in New York and around the tri-state area, including The Jazz Standard, The Highline Ballroom, Smalls, Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, and the Metropolitan Room in New York as well as NJPAC in Newark and the Regatta Bar in Boston. She earned her Bachelor’s from Rutgers University and studied at the London Dramatic Academy.  Jasia sings with and writes for Tim Ries’s Universal Spirits Ensemble, which unites musicians from around the globe to strengthen communities, compose original music, teach, and plant seeds of peace and unity. They have performed together for ISPA 2018 at the 92nd street Y and for Jimmy Carter during the 2016 Human Rights Defenders Forum in Atlanta.

Joining Jasia and Tim this evening are pianist Mike Bond, bassist, Ed Howard and drummer, James “Biscuit” Rouse!

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

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Bacharach to The Beatles with John Korba
Feb
15
6:15 PM18:15

Bacharach to The Beatles 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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Valentine's Day with Brynn Stanley!
Feb
14
5:45 PM17:45

Valentine's Day with Brynn Stanley!

World Class live jazz and a candle lit dinner featuring the graceful vocals of Brynn Stanley! This most romantic evening will swing through fabulous tunes from the American Songbook to the Beatles and beyond.

We will feature a prix fixe dinner and two seatings at 5:45 and 8:00.

Our menu for the evening will feature:

Dim Sum Appetizer Plate for your table

Entree Selections:

3 chili chicken

Golden Sesame Chicken

Ginger Scallion Shrimp ($6 supplement)

1/2 Beijing Duck ($9 supplement)

Champagne Flounder

Vegetarian Pad Thai

Grilled Portobello Mushroom & Chinese Greens

Dessert Plate for your table

$70 per person, tax drinks and gratuity not included

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Oscar Perez Piano Trio
Feb
13
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 Garzonetrombonist 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”. No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum with the performance starting at 7:00. Reservations required.

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John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis
Feb
12
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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Jan Findlay Quartet
Feb
10
8:00 PM20:00

Jan Findlay Quartet

Celebrating the Great American Songbook, Jan Findlay is one of our favorite singers and she brings a spectacular band together to compliment her incredible vocals! Along with Rick Crane on bass and Tomoko Ohno on piano, and John Zweig on guitar, this is always a memorable night of great jazz!

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum, first set hits at 6:00 and the performance will run until 8:30. Reservations required!

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Chinese New Year Celebration with Grammy Winner Russell Malone
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Chinese New Year Celebration with Grammy Winner Russell Malone

Our annual Chinese New Year Celebration continues as we ring in the Year of the Earth Pig! Once again, Guitarist Russell Malone, will lead his acclaimed quartet in our festivities. Russell performed with Jimmy Smith, Harry Connick Jr., and Diana Krall, whose When I Look in Your Eyes won two Grammy Awards with Russell on guitar!

These two very special evenings will offer two seatings at 6:15 and 8:35 and feature a special $69 prix fixe menu. Including:

Beginning

Dim Sum Plate: marinated green beans, jicama salad, shrimp & chicken dumplings, little dragon dumplings, vegetarian sushi & California roll

Main Offerings

3 chili chicken

sesame chicken

 firecracker beef

 champagne prawns

 Braised Beef Short Ribs ($6 supplement)

 Vegetarian Pad Thai

 Crisp Beijing Duck ($9 supplement)

 Grilled Portobello Mushroom & Chinese Greens

 Ending

Dessert Plate:

brownie sundae, NY cheesecake,      ice cream spoons, flourless chocolate cake

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Chinese New Year Celebration with Grammy Winner Russell Malone
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

Chinese New Year Celebration with Grammy Winner Russell Malone

Our annual Chinese New Year Celebration continues as we ring in the Year of the Earth Pig! Once again, Guitarist Russell Malone, will lead his acclaimed quartet in our festivities. Russell performed with Jimmy Smith, Harry Connick Jr., and Diana Krall, whose When I Look in Your Eyes won two Grammy Awards with Russell on guitar!

These two very special evenings will offer two seatings at 6:15 and 8:35 and feature a special $69 prix fixe menu. Including:

Beginning

Dim Sum Plate: marinated green beans, jicama salad, shrimp & chicken dumplings, little dragon dumplings, vegetarian sushi & California roll

Main Offerings

3 chili chicken

sesame chicken

 firecracker beef

 champagne prawns

 Braised Beef Short Ribs ($6 supplement)

 Vegetarian Pad Thai

 Crisp Beijing Duck ($9 supplement)

 Grilled Portobello Mushroom & Chinese Greens

 Ending

Dessert Plate:

brownie sundae, NY cheesecake,      ice cream spoons, flourless chocolate cake

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Harry Allen Saxophone Trio Featuring Rossano Sportiello on Piano!
Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

Harry Allen Saxophone Trio Featuring Rossano Sportiello on Piano!

Harry Allen is one of the most incredible tenor saxophonist in the world and we are honored to have him as a friend and regular performer at Shanghai Jazz! This evening, he is accompanied by one of the finest pianist in the world, the great Rossano Sportiello and bassist Pat O’Leary!

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!

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

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Adrian Cunningham Trio
Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

Adrian Cunningham Trio

Adrian Cunningham is another of our favorite performers. A true virtuoso on all of his instruments, sax, clarinet and flute. Not to mention, he is a fantastic vocalist and all around great entertainer. (More talent than one man should have). His performances always surprise as he ranges from Sinatra, to the American Songbook, to great & lively New Orleans Jazz!

He is accompanied by pianist Oscar Perez and bassist, Frank Tate, both wonderful musicians in their own right. These three swing and improvise some of the most fun and entertaining music you can ask for!

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

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John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis
Feb
5
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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Steve Turre Quartet
Feb
2
7:00 AM07:00

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
Feb
1
7:00 AM07:00

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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Brazilian & Latin Jazz Infusions ft. Glauco Lima Quartet!
Jan
31
7:00 PM19:00

Brazilian & Latin Jazz Infusions ft. Glauco Lima Quartet!

Glauco Lima is a tremendously talented pianist who has performed at The NY Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Fondazione Siena Jazz - Italy (Accademia Nazionale del Jazz), Un Tubo Jazz Club - Italy, Shanghai Jazz Club, Blue Note Jazz NYC, Zinc Bar NYC, and others. Additionally, he has offered his piano to greats like: Shari Pine, Steve Doyle, and Andrew Pastorino, Edwardo Bello, and Itaguara Brandao, to name a few!

This is a truly exciting evening of Latin rhythms and a chance to introduce yourself to a wonderful pianist!

No music charge $25 food & drink minimum.

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Brazilian Folk Guitar
Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

Brazilian Folk Guitar

We are excited to bring Rodrigo Nassif into the Shanghai Jazz fray! Rodrigo is considered a reference in Brazilian folk music. The sound of his peculiar southern Brazil style is acoustically open, yet rhythmically sophisticated. Nassif’s album “Todos Os Dias Serão Outono” (Everyday will be Autumn) was the best-selling instrumental album in the Brazilian iTunes Store. Rodrigo recently finished a successful European tour. He will be joined at Shanghai Jazz with Jacob Webb on bass and Nathan Webb on drums.

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John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis
Jan
29
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 Ben Cassara
Jan
27
6:00 PM18:00

Vocalist Ben Cassara

Ben Cassara performed at Carnegie Hall when he was 16 and he has been enthralling audiences since. "He connects emotionally with a song’s sentiments and actions—and does so without overstatement or fuss. He’s one jazz singer for whom words aren’t just syllables on which to hang notes. They’re the very center of the song." No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum. Performance will begin at 6:00. Reservations strongly recommended.

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John Lee & Friends!
Jan
26
6:15 PM18:15

John Lee & Friends!

John Lee, current leader of the Dizzy Gillespie All Star Big Band and long time bassist for Dizzy himself, leads a tremendous quartet this Saturday night! Joined by three time Gramm Nominee Diego Urcola. Diego is a long standing member of Paquito D’Rivera’s band and has also played with the legendary Jimmy Heath, Wynton Marsalis and many others. Pianist, composer, arranger, Alex Collins will take theh keys, and, on drums is Grammy Nominee, Gerry Gibbs who has also performed and recorded with a litany of legendary musicians including: Wynton Marsalis, McCoy Tyner, Alice Coltrane, James Moody, Joe Henderson, Parliament Funkadelics and too many to name!

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Billie Holiday Tribute!
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Billie Holiday Tribute!

Billie Holiday will always be one of the most iconic vocalists in jazz history. She was a visionary and a pioneer of the genre. This evening we celebrate her career as a legendary vocalist and improvisor in music. Featuring: Doris Spears, vocal Dave Braham, piano, Belden Bullock, bass and Greg Bufford, drums.


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The Jazz Bassoon! Featuring Michael Rabinowitz
Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

The Jazz Bassoon! Featuring Michael Rabinowitz

A totally unique evening here at Shanghai Jazz with this masterful jazz bassoonist. He has recorded with Ira Sullivan, Red Rodney, Wynton Marsalis, John Hicks, Dave Douglas, Chris Potter and Joe Lovano. His festival appearances include Chicago, Montreal, Berlin, Tri-city, Tanglewood, San Francisco and Hollywood Bowl. Michael is a founding member of The Charles Mingus Orchestra which can be heard regularly at the Jazz Standard in NYC.  No music charge, $25 food and drink minimum, music starts at 7:00. Reservations recommended.

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Piano Virtuoso Alberto Pibiri & Friends
Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

Piano Virtuoso Alberto Pibiri & Friends

As legendary jazz guitarist, Dave Stryker says, Alberto Pibiri “just makes you happy to be around him.” He brings a joy to his piano playing and fills the room with fun. His first cd was released just over a year ago and has garnered great reviews! Alberto plays regularly with the likes of Olli Soikkeli, Dave Stryker and Harry Allen, among many others. This evening he is joined by Daniel Foose on bass and Brian Floody on drums.

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum with performance beginning at 7:00. Reservations recommended.

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Jerry Vezza with Hal Slapin & John Vourtsis
Jan
22
6:30 PM18:30

Jerry Vezza with Hal Slapin & John Vourtsis

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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Bud Ayres, Steve Hess and Josh Rubin!
Jan
20
6:00 PM18:00

Bud Ayres, Steve Hess and Josh Rubin!

After studying piano, trombone and electric bass, Bud Ayres began performing on double bass in 1999, studying with Nate Lienhard and Michael Moore. Bud has performed at Shanghai Jazz since 2007 with Steve Hess and Josh Rubin. He has performed with the Caldwell University Jazz Band since 2012 under the direction of Rob Middleton. Bud has performed with a number of jazz luminaries over the past 20 years. He's a founding member of the Jazz Vespers Trio which leads music for worship services at the Presbyterian Church in Morristown and several other New Jersey churches. Bud teaches math at Governor Livingston High School.

After graduating Berklee College of Music in 1987, Josh Rubin embarked on a career as a performing guitarist and teaching.  He performed with such artists as George Coleman, David Grisman, Claudio Roditi, Grady Tate and Martha Reevesand the Vandellas in venues including Carnegie Hall, The Knitting Factory, Village Gate, Pier 16, Avery Fisher Hall, and Alice Tully Hall.

Steve Hess studied classical and jazz percussion at the University of Delaware. He has performed at  Shanghai Jazz since 2007 and was formerly a member of the Maplewood-based big band Swingtown. He has played in the pit for over a dozen musicals, and is a founding member of the Jazz Vespers Trio which leads worship services at the Presbyterian Church in Morristown and several other New Jersey churches. He is a math teacher at Governor Livingston High School.

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Rob Paparozzi & Bobby Harden Experience
Jan
19
6:15 PM18:15

Rob Paparozzi & Bobby Harden Experience

A very special event with two of the most charismatic and fun entertainers today! Co-Lead Singers of The Original Blues Brothers Band Bobby Harden and Rob Paparozzi and featuring other members of the band! Rusty Cloud, Dan Boone and Lee Finklestein.

This will be a truly outstanding evening. Bobby Harden, The Soul Man from NY, has been thrilling audiences internationally with incredible vocal performances. He performed at President Obama’s 2008 inauguration, and has also shared the stage with soul legends Solomon Burke, Eddie Floyd, Ben E. King, Robert Cray, Delbert McClinton and Howard Tate.

Rob Paparozzi is a grammy nominated harmonica player and equally talented vocalist and front man. He has toured with legends like: B.B.King, Dr. John, Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Carole King, Roberta Flack, Culture Club, Cyndi Lauper, Randy Newman, Jimmy McGriff, and James Galway.

This is a special event and reservations are required for either of two seatings at 6:15 and 8:35. We will feature a prix fixe menu at $59 per person which includes a three course dinner and entertainment, (drinks, tax and gratuity are not included).

Prix Fixe Menu:

Dim Sum Appetizer Plate for the Table

Choice of: 3 Chili Chicken / Sesame Chicken / Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps / Ginger Scallion Shrimp ($7 supplement) / Vegetarian Pad Thai / Roast Beijing Duck ($9 supplement)

Sweet Ending Plate

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Blue Soul Quintet
Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

Blue Soul Quintet

Blue Soul’s music is a unique fusion of Blues, Jazz, New Orleans, Soul, Rock, and R&B styles.

 Featuring songs by artists including:  Bill Withers, Ray Charles, Van Morrison, Marvin Gaye, B.B. King, Otis Redding, Al Green, George Benson, Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Taj Mahal – and many others.

 Blue Soul features the soulful vocals of Herb Woodson, and musical director/ bassist/ vocalist Bailey Gee. They are accompanied by: Ted Brancato on piano, Mike Hogan on guitar, and Joseph DeVico on drums.

We have two seatings at 6:15 and 8:45 for this fantastic night of music. No music charge, $40 food & drink minimum. Reservations required

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Shaan Pandiri Quintet
Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

Shaan Pandiri Quintet

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. Along with pianist Joe Block, TJ Reddick on drums, Sbdias Armenteros on sax, and Jacob Melsha on Trombone these gentlemen will offer an interesting, swinging night of great music!

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

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Dan Levinson Celebrates Benny Goodman!
Jan
16
7:00 PM19:00

Dan Levinson Celebrates Benny Goodman!

Clarinetist Dan Levinson, world-renowned pianist Mark Shane and acclaimed drummer Paul Wells celebrate the 81st anniversary of Benny Goodman's famous 1938 Carnegie Hall jazz concert with an evening of music played by Goodman's trio and quartet.

A true virtuoso with a clarinet, Dan Levinson 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!”

Mark Shane is equally a virtuoso on the piano and regularly plays and has recorded with Grammy Winner Catherine Russell, Ken Peplowski. He is a brilliant composer, arranger, engineer and recording artist as well.

Also accompanying will be drummer Paul Wells rounding out an outstanding evening of jazz! No music charge, $25 food and drink minimum. Performance begins at 7:00. Reservations suggested.

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Tomoko Ohno with Hal Slapin & John Vourtsis
Jan
15
6:30 PM18:30

Tomoko Ohno with Hal Slapin & John Vourtsis

Tomoko Ohno will be taking our Baldwin baby grand piano over for this special Tuesday evening. She is one of our favorites pianists, and a wonderful composer, arranger and educator as well. She can fill a room with amazing tones and swinging rhythms like few others. Along with drummer John Vourtsis and bassist Hal Slapin Tuesday will continue to be our favorite night of the week!

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum. First set begins at 6:30, reservations recommended.

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Audra Mariel and a Real Human Jazz Band
Jan
13
6:00 PM18:00

Audra Mariel and a Real Human Jazz Band

Since we met Audra Mariel last year, she has rapidly become one of our favorite vocalists with a fabulous voice. She has been acclaimed for her “unique sound, and sincere interpretation of timeless standards.” She is a NJ native who has released 2 cd’s, both have been very well received and she has a great perspective and natural ability to engage her audiences. A true talent we are excited to have back once again!

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum. Performance begins at 6:00. Reservations are recommended.

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