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John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis
Nov
20
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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Alex Laurenzi Quartet!
Nov
21
7:00 PM19:00

Alex Laurenzi Quartet!

Join us the night before Thanksgiving to celebrate with saxophone prodigy Alex Laurenzi, one of the most promising and exciting young jazz musicians in NJ! Joining him will be pianist Theo Walentiny, Ian Kinselaar on bass and Matt Kane on drums.

No place better to bring friends together the night before the Turkey on Thursday!

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

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Eric Mintel Quartet's Vince Guaraldi & Holiday Celebration
Nov
23
6:15 PM18:15

Eric Mintel Quartet's Vince Guaraldi & Holiday Celebration

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

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Don Braden's Earth Wind and Wonder CD Celebration
Nov
24
7:00 PM19:00

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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John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis
Nov
27
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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Bob Himmelberger Piano Trio
Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Bob Himmelberger Piano Trio

Bob Himmelberger is a thrilling pianist, playing with high energy and fun, practically daring audiences to not have fun. Bob is a NJ local and William Paterson alum. He is a fantastic composer, performer and educator.  Join Wednesday, 11/28 when Bob and his band go on at 6:30. No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum and reservations are recommended.

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Harry Allen Saxophone Trio
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

Harry Allen Saxophone Trio

Harry Allen is one of the finest tenor saxophonist in the world and we are honored to have him as a friend and regular performer at Shanghai Jazz! 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!

Accompanied by Joel Forbes on bass and pianist Larry Fuller. First set at 7:00, no music charge, $25 food & drink minimum. Reservations required.

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King Solomon Hicks
Nov
30
6:15 PM18:15

King Solomon Hicks

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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Brynn Stanley Quartet
Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

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. She is joined by Dan Crisci on piano, Jay Dittamo on drums and Dave Richards on bass. No music Charge, $40 food and drink minimum per person for seatings at 6:15 and 8:35. Reservations required.

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Catherine Russell
Dec
2
5:15 PM17:15

Catherine Russell

Two Time Grammy Winner Catherine Russell is a cherished member of the Shanghai Jazz Family and we are thrilled to have her joining us for a special Sunday evening! Catherine is truly a world class vocalist having performed around the world, including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. She worked with David Bowie, Steely Dan, The Vivino Brothers, Rosanne Cash, Mark Cohn, Levon Helm, Diana Ross, and so many others! Make your reservation now for this very special night.

Special prix fixe menu will include:

Dim Sum Appetizers for the table

Entree Selections: 3 Chili Chicken, Sesame Chicken, Champagne Prawns, Firecracker Beef, Braised Beef Short Ribs ($6 supplement) Vegetarian Pad Thai, Crisp Beijing Duck ($9 supplement), Grilled Portobello Mushroom Chinese Broccoli Rabe

Dessert Sampling Plate

Menu is $65 per person and seatings are at 5:00 and 7:15

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John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis
Dec
4
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 Pianist Rossano Sportiello and bassist Joel Forbes
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Dan Levinson with Pianist Rossano Sportiello and bassist Joel Forbes

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!”

Rossano Sportiello is among the finest pianists in the world! Recipient of countless awards and constantly in demand to either lead his own band or play with the likes of lide Hampton, Clark Terry, Barry Harris, Dan Barrett, Kenny Davern, Bucky Pizzarelli, Bob Wilber, Warren Vache, Bob Cranshaw, Mickey Roker, Harry Allen, Howard Alden, Joe Wilder, Eddie Locke, Joe La Barbera, Scott Hamilton, Jake Hanna, Houston Person, Bill Charlap, Dick Hyman. 

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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Adrian Cunningham Trio
Dec
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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Nicki & Anton Denner Quartet!
Dec
7
6:15 PM18:15

Nicki & Anton Denner Quartet!

Two of our favorite performers will be here with a very special performance filled with incredible Holiday melodies! Nicki Denner is a dynamic and fun pianist and vocalist and Anton’s sax will bring an wonderful new dimension to a great Friday night.

This husband & wife team are, individually, two of our favorite performers and we can not wait to have them performing together. Nicki has worked with Sheila E., Savion Glover, Michele Lee, Doc Severinsen as well other jazz and Latin artists in the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Anton has performed with Rosemary Clooney, Ray Charles, Dave Stryker, Norman Simmons and many others!

A very special holiday Friday with seatings at 6:15 and 8:35. No music charge, $40 food & drink minimum and reservations required!

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Bernard Purdie Trio
Dec
8
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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John Carlini & Bill Robinson Annual Holiday Show!
Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

John Carlini & Bill Robinson Annual Holiday Show!

John Carlini is a Grammy Nominated Guitarist who has played with greats like Bucky Pizzarelli, Rio Clemente, David Grisman and so many more. His good friend, legendary vocalist, Bill Robinson has played with John Zweig, Marion Mansfield and others as well. These two gentlemen are a fabulous part of our Holiday tradition and create a festive evening of music.

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum with 2 sets beginning at 6:00. Reservations required.

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John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis
Dec
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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Peter & Will Anderson Trio
Dec
12
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

Along with guitarist Alex Wintz our dining room always fills up to be part of these truly great performances!

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

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Nat Adderley Jr. Trio
Dec
14
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 with seatings at 6:15 and 8:45.

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

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Nilson Matta's Brazilian Voyage Quartet
Dec
15
6:15 PM18:15

Nilson Matta's Brazilian Voyage 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 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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Alison Kurtz, Arturo & Chris Bauer Holiday Show!
Dec
16
6:00 PM18:00

Alison Kurtz, Arturo & Chris Bauer Holiday Show!

With the Holiday Season in full swing we have the marvelous vocals of Alison Kurtz accompanied by guitarist Arturo and Chris Bauer with his amazing harmonica! This trio will keep your spirits in full Holiday swing with sweet & fun melodies of the Season!

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

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John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis
Dec
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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Nicki Parrott & Rossano Sportiello Holiday Spectacular
Dec
19
7:00 PM19:00

Nicki Parrott & Rossano Sportiello Holiday Spectacular

It has become increasingly difficult to get these two amazing musicians together—they are two of the most in-demand musicians in jazz today. Nicki Parrott toured with the Legendary, Les Paul who said of her, “She has that special gift you cannot buy in a music store.” Furthermore, Australian music & arts magazine, Limelight says she is “a rarity, a first class bassist whos playing is a sublime as her vocals.” Rossano Sportiello is likely the finest jazz pianist in the world today. Together these two plan to celebrate the Holiday Season with style, verve, excitement and international class!

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

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Harry Allen Saxophone Trio Featuring Rossano Sportiello on Piano!
Dec
20
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 Joel Forbes!

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!

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

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Eric Mintel Quartet's Vince Guaraldi & Holiday Celebration, Take Two!
Dec
21
6:15 PM18:15

Eric Mintel Quartet's Vince Guaraldi & Holiday Celebration, Take Two!

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

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Mark Peterson's Funky Christmas Show
Dec
22
6:15 PM18:15

Mark Peterson's Funky Christmas Show

Bassist, composer & musical director, Mark Peterson has performed and recorded with Stevie Wonder, shakira, Janet Jackson, Cirque Do Soleil, Gloria Gaynor and many, many more. He has put together a super fun, funk laden show of holiday favorites.

No music charge, $40 food & drink minimum with seatings at6:15 and 8:35. Reservations required.

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Leoneike Scheuble
Dec
23
6:00 PM18:00

Leoneike Scheuble

Jazz piano prodigy Leokeike Scheuble first gained attention after winning the International Women in Jazz “Youth in Action Award” at age 11. The same year, she was the subject of an hour-long interview “The Future of Jazz” over America’s premier jazz radio station, WBGO and was recorded by Rudy Ban Gelder in her debut recording featuring the great Miles Davis’ drummer, Jimmy Cobb.

Since then, Leoneike has recorded as a sideman, released another CD as leader that features Mark Whitfield and Steve Davis. She has won Hot House Fans Decision Award for “Best Up and Coming Young Artist” and has become a TEDx speaker.

Now, at 16, Leonieke is a regular at Shanghai Jazz and consistenlty wows our audiences. You will thank us when you can say, “I saw Leoneike back when…”

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

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Tomoko Ohno & Hal Slapin: Vince Guaraldi Christmas Eve!
Dec
24
5:00 PM17:00

Tomoko Ohno & Hal Slapin: Vince Guaraldi Christmas Eve!

Two of our favorite musicians will get Santa’s sleigh moving towards Madison as they play everyone’s favorite Holiday tunes from Peanut’s Christmas jingles to Santa Claus is Coming to Town to White Christmas. Vince Guaraldi’s music, particularly his Holiday music inspires such cheer and brings out so many wonderful memories for countless people, how can we not celebrate it?

Two seatings at 5:00 and 7:00. No music charge, $40 food & drink minimum. Reservations required.

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Dec
31
7:00 PM19:00

Big Funk! New Years Eve Celebration

Big Funk! brings an outrageous, raucous, fun, and, yes, FUNKY celebration for the New Year! 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!

No better way or place to celebrate the New Year than our dining room enjoying a great prix fixe menu at one of two seatings, featuring: Dim Sum Appetizer Plate followed by a choice of: Fillet Mignon with bok choy and mushrooms - 3 Chili Chicken with broccoli - Ginger-Scallion Prawns with asparagus, Singapore Noodles with carrots, sprouts & egg. All followed by our special dessert sampling plate!

The 9:00 seating will also feature Wok Seared Maine Lobster with scallion, mushroom & asparagus, Two sets of music and a champagne toast to ring in the New Year!

$95 per person for the 7:00 seating and $115 for the 9:00 seating. Make your reservations soon as we are already filling up fast!

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Kristina Koller Duo
Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Kristina Koller Duo

Praised by All About Jazz as a ‘great new talent’, rising jazz vocalist Kristina Koller will bring her innovative, fresh musical approach and dynamo voice for an intimate evening of re-energized jazz standards. Joining Kristina will be Jesse Elder on piano. Jesse is the music director of Postmodern Jukebox with whom he tours frequently and a 4 X ASCAP award winning composer. They will be performing together live for the first time and it promises to be a special night of music!

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

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Helio Alves Piano Trio
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

Helio Alves Piano Trio

Helio Alves is an award winning pianist & composer having played on multiple Grammy winning albums including Yo Yo Ma’s grammy winning Obrigado Brasil, Claudio Roditi’s nominated Brazilliance X4, and Brazilian Dreams by Paquito D’Rivera. Helio is a thrilling performer and masterful arranger of music.

Joining Helio on are two award winning musicians: bassist & composer, Nilson Matta (who will be headlining his own show on Saturday, 12/15) and Duduka Da Fonseca on drums. These gentlemen are founding members of Trio da Paz the world renowned Brazilian jazz group who have been touring and recording together since 1986.

Two seatings at 6:15 and 8:35, no music charge but a $40 food & drink minimum. Reservations required.

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Jerry Vivino Quartet
Nov
16
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 Martin Pizzarelli 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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Glauco Lima Piano Quartet!
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Glauco Lima Piano Quartet!

Lima's fantastic ability to entrance the listener through multiple styles and his piano playing, full of dynamics displays a rich musical maturity..." - All About Jazz . AllAboutJazz

Glauco Lima is an exciting pianist who began playing professionally as a young boy. Since that early beginning, he has become a celebrated composer, live performer, studio musician and band leader. His newest CD, Once Upon a Time is “a fabulous aural portrait that bridges the divide between jazz and Brazilian popular music.” Featuring Itaiguara Brandao on bass, Alex Kautz on drums and Gerson Galante on sax this promises to be an outstanding evening of Brazilian rhythms and beats!

Two sets beginning at 7:00 with just a $25 food & drink minimum, no music charge! Reservations strongly recommended.

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Matt King's Monk In Brazil
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Matt King's Monk In Brazil


Celebrate pianist Matt King’s “ear-opening, soul-warming, and genre-bending arrangements of jazz icon Thelonious Monk's compositions, via various Brazilian grooves.” We hosted a CD release with Matt in August and could not wait to have him back to perform this incredible, fun, exciting, and very interesting reimagining of Thelonious Monk’s brilliant music. This evening will feature: Anton Denner - reeds, Itaiguara Brandao - bass, Mauricio Zottarelli - drums!

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum with the first set beginning at 7:00. Reservations required

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John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis
Nov
13
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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Al and Joe Elefante Quartet, with guest vocalist Yvonne Greene
Nov
11
6:00 PM18:00

Al and Joe Elefante Quartet, with guest vocalist Yvonne Greene

Father and son Al and Joe Elefante return to entertain with the sweet sounds of jazz.

Al (sax/clarinet) has performed for decades in the tri-state area at venues from Atlantic City casinos to NYC hotels, theaters, restaurants and lounges. With talented and versatile singer Yvonne Greene, Al has led show bands, lounge acts and jazz ensembles.

Joe Elefante has traveled 4 continents as a pianist, saxophonist, vocalist, composer, arranger, and bandleader. He has been the musical director of several productions at NJ’s Paper Mill Playhouse, and conducted and played keyboards in ‘Jersey Boys’ on Broadway and the National Tour. Joe was named a Jazz Ambassador by the Kennedy Center, and has toured Eastern Europe and the Middle East as a jazz pianist for the US State Department.

Also joining Al and Joe this evening are Dave Heilman, drums, and Tom Pietrycha, bass.


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Jeff Levine & Friends
Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Jeff Levine & Friends

Jeff Levine toured and recorded with the great Joe Cocker for over ten years and brings a tremendous show every time he comes to Madison! This evening, taking the bandstand with Jeff will be: Mick Gaffney on guitar, Jeff Ganz on bass, TC Oliver on drums and Jeff Levine on keyboards! With special guest vocalist, D. A. Foster. This promises to be a legendary night of jazz and blues at Shanghai Jazz in Madison!

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
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

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 Jaime Affoumado on drums.

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

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3 Divas
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

3 Divas

Introducing the newest addition to the DIVA family of bands: The 3Divas! This super-swingin’ powerhouse trio plays original, traditional, and contemporary standards from all genres of music, with their own unique style, innovative arrangements, and effervescent musical joy. Sherrie, Amy, and Jackie met in May of 2014 at the Cleveland Playhouse while playing in The DIVA Jazz Orchestra as part of Maurice Hines’ award-winning show Tappin’ Thru Life. Their energy clicked immediately and the resulting musical synergy was fast and fierce...or as the New York Times said…"Blistering Hot!" From their first shared downbeat, they became kindred-swinging spirits. They are elated to share their music with you. Check out their "5 Star" debut Cd - 3Divas

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

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Warren Vache Trio
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Warren Vache Trio

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

 

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John Korba Piano Trio
Nov
6
6:30 PM18:30

John Korba Piano Trio

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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Nov
4
6:00 PM18:00

Alison Kurtz, Arturo and Chris Bauer!

Vocalist Alison Kurtz is joined by Arturo on guitar and harmonica player Chris Bauer for a fabulous night of live jazz! Arturo is a fabulous guitarist who always brings special performers with him to feature and highlight their talents and craft a special musical experience. Along with Chris Bauer’s world class harmonica playing, Alison Kurtz’s voice will fill our dining room with swinging tunes!

NO music charge, $25 food & drink minimum for two sets beginning at 6:00.

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Rob Paparozzi's Juke Joint
Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

Rob Paparozzi's Juke Joint

Rob Popparozzi is a world class entertainer and harmonica player. He is a frontman for The Original Blues Brothers Band. Additionally he has performed with greats 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.

Rob’s performances always sell out and have audiences on their feet, and the band he is bringing together is as good as it gets! Featuring John Korba on piano and vocals, Andrea Valentini on drums, and Dan Boone on bass! This is definitely an exceptional night of music, Not-To-Be-Missed!

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

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John Zweig Trio
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

John Zweig Trio

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.

Amina Figarova, a globe trotting composer and pianist from Baku, Azerbaijan. She is a classically trained pianist whose compositions Pictures and The Traveler were commissioned by Jazz from Lincoln Center for its 2014-15 New Jazz Standards Series.

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

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Meant To Be Quartet
Nov
1
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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Ed Laub Trio
Oct
31
6:30 PM18:30

Ed Laub Trio

Ed Laub is a protege of the great Bucky Pizzarelli and always puts on a memorable show. This fall evening, he is joined by Linus Wyrsch—a fabulous saxophonist and clarinetist, and Josh Marcum on bass! Rumors of some special guests are flying as well for Halloween Jazz, so be sure to make a reservation soon!

They will play two sets beginning at 7:00 with no music charge, only a $25 food & drink minimum. Reservations are strongly recommended.

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John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis
Oct
30
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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Sarah Partridge Duet
Oct
28
6:00 PM18:00

Sarah Partridge Duet

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! No music charge, but reservations required.

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Saron Crenshaw Quartet
Oct
27
7:30 PM19:30

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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Blue Soul Quintet
Oct
26
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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Rick Crane & Friends
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Rick Crane & Friends

Rick Crane is a fabulous bassist who plays at Shanghai Jazz often with various bands. Tonight, he leads his own trio featuring some of our favorite artists including, Tomoko Ohno on piano and John Zweig on guitar. This will be a very fun night of incredible jazz! From straight ahead jazz instrumentals, to Rick singing and playing greats from the American Songbook. Don’t miss this evening of live music in downtown Madison.

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

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A TRIBUTE TO SINATRA AND THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK!
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

A TRIBUTE TO SINATRA AND THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK!

WEDNESDAY 10/24/18 - 2 Sets starting at 7PM, Pianist Russ Kassoff, Vocalist Catherine Dupuis and legendary bassist, Jerry Bruno bring a spectacular tribute to Frank Sinatra and The Great American Songbook!

Russ Kassoff played piano for Frank Sinatra for 11 years as well as Liza Minelli! He is a true, and very special musician. Catherine Dupuis is a very special and talented vocalist who brings her own fabulous touch to “some of the most complicated arrangements.”

And Jerry Bruno, is simply a true legend. He grew up in a very musical family and, after serving in WWII, he returned to the bass and toured with Frank Sinatra for 30 years as well as Liza Minelli, Louis Prima, and too many more to count.

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
Oct
23
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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Audra Mariel - A Real Human Jazz Band
Oct
21
7:00 PM19:00

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, 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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Bobby Harden and Soul Purpose
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Bobby Harden and Soul Purpose

Bobby Harden is a phenomenal vocalist and entertainer, lead singer of the Original Blues Brothers Band, is a Blues Hall of Fame inductee. SOUL PURPOSE are an amazingly tight, funky band of brothers and sisters who help whip audiences into the frenzy known as a BOBBY HARDEN show!

No music charge, $40 food & drink minimum for seatings at 6:45 and 8:35. Reservations required.

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Aretha Franklin Tribute featuring April Webb
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Aretha Franklin Tribute featuring April Webb

April Webb, Nathan Webb, John Korba and Ethan O’Reilly offer an incredible tribute to The Queen of Soul! April Webb is a magnificent vocalist and along with these other incredible musicians, this will be a tremendous evening of music paying homage to a woman whose music has affected practically every musician since she started singing. This will be a very special evening you do not want to miss!

No music charge, $40 food and drink minimum for seatings at 6:15 and 8:45. Make reservations now!

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Adrian Cunningham Trio
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Adrian Cunningham Trio

Adrian Cunningham is an absolute virtuoso on sax, clarinet and flute! Not to mention, he is a fantastic vocalist and all around great entertainer! HIs performances are always incredibly fun as he ranges from Sinatra to the American Songbook, to exceptional New Orleans style jazz!

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Harry Allen Saxophone Trio
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Harry Allen Saxophone Trio

Harry Allen is one of the finest tenor saxophonist in the world and we are honored to have him as a friend and regular performer at Shanghai Jazz! 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!

Accompanied by Larry Fuller on piano and Joel Forbes on bass. No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum. First set at 7:00, reservations required.

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Meant To Be Quartet
Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

Meant To Be Quartet

Meant To Be features pianist Glen Merritt, bassist, Alan Hayes, drummer, Pete Omelio, and John Higgins playing trumpet. Together these four gentlemen will keep you excited and swinging with an extensive playlist and a fantastic chemistry. They will move through their setlist with fantastic improvisations and unexpected changes throughout!

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

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