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King Solomon Hicks Band
Aug
24
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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John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis
Aug
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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Copy of Adrian Cunningham & Friends
Aug
28
7:00 PM19:00

Copy of Adrian Cunningham & Friends

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!

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

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King James Gibbs Trio
Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

King James Gibbs Trio

This Thursday is going to be truly special and I will bet no one in our audience stays in their seats when this quartet hits the bandstand! Featuring music giants like Nat Adderley Jr. on piano, Kenny Davis on bass, and Joe Brown Jr. on drums with trumpet prodigy James Gibbs III leading the band!

Known as King James III is a recording artist and the face for the new jazz record label Next Paradigm Records. He is a trumpeter, producer, music director, arranger, engineer, educator, and founder of Brick City Entertainment NJ LLC. Born in Newark and raised in Irvington, NJ James has been playing since he was 9 and professionally since he was 14 years old.

Star student of the New Brunswick Jazz Institute, James was sought out by the late great Betty Carter in 1994 and he played and performed with her since her death in 1998. James was also mentored by the late great Donald Byrd while attending Delaware State University.

James recently embarked on ha new journey recording and releasing his 4th album project as an artist (his 1st for Next Paradigm Records). In addition to his success as a side man, he is a successful band leader and the founder of Brick City Soul Collective. You can find their performances online via Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube. 

James told me he wanted to “bring some special people on this gig,” and he does not exaggerate. This is going to be a memorably fun and exciting evening.

This will certainly be an exceptional evening of jazz! No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum. Show starts at 7:00, reservations strongly recommended

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Stevie Wonder Tribute with Ty Stephens
Aug
30
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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Helio Alves Piano Trio
Aug
31
6:15 PM18:15

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.

Helio always brings remarkable musicians along with him to swing through the evening with high energy and a ton of fun for all!

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

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John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis
Sep
3
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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Charlie Apicella Trio
Sep
4
7:00 PM19:00

Charlie Apicella Trio

Guitarist Charlie Apicella is the leader of Iron City.  The band's sixth CD, Groove Machine features Charlie's hard bop inspired originals and arrangements of classic Blue Note Records gems. 

Charlie Apicella is an Eastman Guitars Featured Artist, a Guild Guitars Sponsored Artist and a ZT Amplifiers Official Artist.  He is a regular contributor to Vintage Guitar Magazine's YouTube channel.

He has written lessons for DownBeat and Just Jazz Guitar magazines and has been profiled in Vintage Guitar and Hot House magazines.

"I think you will find that "Sparks" will light the artistic fires of the soul and intellect." Heartfully, YUSEF LATEEF

"As a player, Apicella immediately brings to mind Grant Green. He’s funky, he’s bluesy, and he’s not afraid to get dirty at times. The perfect illustration of how great this band is together is Charlie’s “64 Cadillac.” Apicella and band have that perfect jazz rapport that allows them to be tight as hell and play off each other beautifully." JOHN HEIDT, Vintage Guitar Magazine

"Apicella's playing shines...[he] is aware of the straight-ahead tradition, showcasing his Wes Montgomery influence...Apicella's guitar sound is bright and clean, and easily cuts through the huge sound of the organ." TIM FISCHER, Just Jazz Guitar Magazine

"Apicella is a lithe, swinging guitarist with an affinity for the contrasting styles of both Grant Green and Wes Montgomery...An all-around impressive debut by a guitarist of substance." MARK GARDNER, Jazz Journal

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Dan Levinson with Kris Tokarski
Sep
5
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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Jerry Vivino Quartet
Sep
6
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 Jordan Young, 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 two sets beginning at 7:00. Reservations required.

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Nicki Denner's Brazilian Piano Trio
Sep
7
6:15 PM18:15

Nicki Denner's Brazilian Piano Trio

Nicki Denner and Pablo Bencid bring their Latin flair along with Jennifer Vincent on bass! This is always very fun evening as Nicki's graceful & scintillating piano and vocals pair with the excitement of one of the most in demand drummers in jazz today! Seatings at 6:15 and 8:35. Reservations required, no music charge, $40 food and drink minimum per person

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Leonieke Scheuble
Sep
8
6:00 PM18:00

Leonieke Scheuble

Leoneike Scheuble was named Hot House Magazine’s “Best Up and Coming Young Artist” and, though she is just 16, she has established herself as a truly special musician. She has been performing at Shanghai Jazz for three years now and the fun she has when seated at a piano is infectious! Her music is inspired and her talent unmistakeable. A true Jazz piano prodigy Leokeike 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 at Shanghai Jazz back when…”

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
Sep
10
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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Olli Soikkeli and Friends
Sep
11
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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Bob DeVos Quartet
Sep
13
6:15 PM18:15

Bob DeVos Quartet

Bob DeVos – guitar

Behn Gillece – vibraphone

Steve LaSpina – bass

Jason Tiemann – drums

The celebrated virtuoso guitarist-composer Bob DeVos returns to Shanghai Jazz with a quartet of equally brilliant musicians: Downbeat Rising Star Behn Gillece on vibraphone, the veteran master Steve LaSpina on bass and in the pocket Jason Tiemann on drums. Extraordinary improvisers all, together they create a glorious blend of sound that is exhilarating, exciting, hip and sublime. World Class Musicians Not To Be Missed.

With long, blues-drenched lines; a warm, fat sound; and a horn-like, melodic approach, Bob DeVos has been proclaimed a living jazz legend. The masterful guitarist has an enthusiastic following for his innovative work, first with a who’s who of jazz greats in and outside of the Hammond B3 organ genre--including Richard “Groove” Holmes/Sonny Stitt, Jimmy McGriff/Hank Crawford, and Charles Earland–and for the past 20 years as a leader. A brilliant improviser, DeVos thrills audiences worldwide with tight-knit performances of jazz standards, Rhythm & Blues, ballads, and his own hip compositions and modern arrangements.

“A Living Jazz Legend,” David Orthmann, Allaboutjazz

No music charge, $40 food & drink minimum per person. We have seatings at 6:15 and 8:35. Reservations strongly recommended.

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Champian Fulton Quartet
Sep
14
6:15 PM18:15

Champian Fulton Quartet

Champian Fulton, Hot House Magazine’s Female Vocalist of the Year, 2017 returns to our bandstand after a very busy summer! Champian is constantly touring and working so we are thrilled when we can get her out to Madison! Along with Fukushi Tainaka on drums, Hide Tanaka on bass, and Stephen Fulton on flugelhorn, their performances alway knock audiences out!

So much talent, a joy to be around, and a fabulous entertainer are some of the reasons we love when Champian comes to Madison! No music charge, $40 food and drink minimum for seatings at 6:15 and 8:45. Reservations required

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Eric Mintel Quartet
Sep
21
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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Deep Groove Jazz Trio
Sep
26
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, Grover Kemble, Jerry Vezza, Tomoko Ohno and Bob Himmelberger, among others.  

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Matta's Brazilian Quartet
Sep
28
6:15 PM18:15

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 and 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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Bernard Purdie Trio
Aug
23
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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Jerry Vezza & Friends
Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

Jerry Vezza & Friends

Jerry Vezza is a celebrated pianist and Madison, NJ local, as well as a good friend. As Jerry explains,

In 1995 I recorded my first CD..."With a Song in My Heart." Unfortunately two marvelous musicians and dear friends on that recording have left us...the great Glenn Davis, drums and Frank Vicari, sax. They were both amazing musicians and people. I miss them every day. Several months ago I received an email from a relative of Frank's asking me to put a band together to perform much of the music on that CD. I feel very fortunate to have enlisted Anton, Steve and Eliot do just that.The concert will be in Wilmington Delaware on 11/15/19 almost 24 years to the day of the second date of that recording. On Thursday night of next week, 8/22 we will be presenting the music from "With a Song in My Heart" at Shanghai Jazz. It will be a dress rehearsal but more than that a tribute to Glenn and Frank. I hope you can join us.

Our guests are thrilled anytime he comes to play. This Thursday Madison’s favorite pianist is accompanied by the great, Anton Denner on sax, bassist, Steve LaSpina, and drummer Eliot Zigmund.

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

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Warren Vache Quartet
Aug
21
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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John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis
Aug
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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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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Brynn Stanley Quartet
Aug
16
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. She is joined by John Bianculli on piano, Jay Dittamo on drums and Rick Crane 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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Harry Allen
Aug
15
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. Joining Harry on Thursday will be John DiMartino on piano and Vince Dupont on bass!

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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Alex Laurenzi
Aug
14
7:00 PM19:00

Alex Laurenzi

Alex Laurenzi is leading a band of some of the most exciting young musicians in jazz today and they always offer a tremendous show! We have been fortunate to get to watch these amazing talents grow over the last 5 years and they continue to improve.

Alex Laurenzi on Saxophone

Isaiah Thompson on Piano

Ian Kinselaar on Bass

Zach Adleman on drums

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John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis
Aug
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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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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Karl Latham & Friends
Aug
9
6:15 PM18:15

Karl Latham & Friends

Karl Latham is an outrageously gifted drummer, arranger, musician, and all around entertainer. Hence, we are excited to celebrate the arrival of Spring (and for Karl, the NHL playoffs), with this “Weekend of Latham.” This Friday evening Karl is bringing two equally talented and exciting musicians along:

Calvin Jones is a celebrated bassist who brings an energy to every performance that is infectious! He has a grove and adds a superb funk element to the tunes that will have everyone in the audience moving!

Mitch Stein has offered his guitar skills to the likes of Tania Maria, David Sanborn, The Brecker Brothers and many more!

Alex Collins is an exciting young pianist who has played with John Lee and The Dizzy Gillespie Allstar Band among others. Simply a fun, great player who you definitely want to see and hear!

Together they are bringing an evening of high energy tunes, from classic rock song reimagined through the jazz lens to funk to standards to our bandstand!

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

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Meant To Be Quartet
Aug
8
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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Dan Levinson Trio
Aug
7
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 Rossano Sportiello, an acclaimed pianist, composer, arranger, and accompanist. He is certainly one of the finest players in jazz and we are always fortunate to book him!

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum per person for the performance that begins at 7:00. Reservations strongly recommended.

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Saron Crenshaw Quartet
Aug
3
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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Blue Soul Quintet
Aug
2
6:15 PM18:15

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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Olli Soikkeli and Friends
Aug
1
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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Dan Crisci
Jul
31
7:00 PM19:00

Dan Crisci

Dan Crisci is a favorite performer here regularly accompanying vocalist Brynn Stanley and this evening we join him to celebrate his latest CD, Asked and Answered. This collection of original compositions takes us on a fun tour of Dan’s inspired ballads, swinging jazz and piano driven standards.

Accompanying Dan are bassist, Rob Thomas and drummer Nick Scheuble.

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum. The band hits at 7:00, reservations strongly suggested.

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Piano Driven Jazz with Bob Himmelburger, Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis
Jul
30
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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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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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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Adrian Cunningham & Friends
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

Adrian Cunningham & Friends

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 Alberto Pibiri and bassist, Chris Berger, 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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Kyle Elgarten Quartet
Jul
24
7:00 PM19:00

Kyle Elgarten Quartet

Kyle Elgarten is a brilliant, young pianist, trumpet player and composer, originally from Mendham, now studying and working in Miami. He has already accompanied the likes of Phil Smith, Christian McBride and Wynton Marsalis and he has been playing at Shanghai Jazz for about 5 years.

Kyle is bringing a fabulous quartet to Madison this summer and offering a performance, not-to-be-missed!

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum per person. Music begins at 7:00

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John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis
Jul
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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Freddy Cole Quartet
Jul
20
6:15 PM18:15

Freddy Cole Quartet

Friday & Saturday July 19-20: Freddy Cole, legend throughout music, 4 time Grammy Nominee, and one of the most important voices in jazz. for two special nights this weekend, we will celebrate with "the most respected lyrical storyteller in jazz." Once again, this is a night that should not be missed, Freddy is a special gentleman and a marvelous performer still astonishing audiences with his spectacular piano playing and crafted lyrics. Freddy Cole is one of American popular music’s great performers. Like pop icon Tony Bennett, Cole is a beloved musician’s musician and a living link to the Great American Songbook. While evoking the suave stylings of Earl “Fatha” Hines and Teddy Wilson, Cole is very much his own man, whose toe-tapping forays recall the bluesy minimalism of Count Basie, the urbane sophistication of George Shearing and the uptown swagger of Duke Ellington. – Chuck Berg, The Topeka Capital-Journal

For this special two-night event we offer a chef's tasting menu featuring some exciting new dishes in addition to our classic Asian fare. Friday’s dinner will be $59 and Saturday will be $65. This special 3 course menu will feature some of our classic dishes as well as some new items from Chefs Tom Donohoe and Lama Thakuri.

We have two seatings each night at 6:15 and 8:35 for performances beginning at 7:00 and 9:15, respectively.

Make your reservation now!

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Freddy Cole Quartet
Jul
19
6:15 PM18:15

Freddy Cole Quartet

Friday & Saturday July 19-20: Freddy Cole, legend throughout music, 4 time Grammy Nominee, and one of the most important voices in jazz. for two special nights this weekend, we will celebrate with "the most respected lyrical storyteller in jazz." Once again, this is a night that should not be missed, Freddy is a special gentleman and a marvelous performer still astonishing audiences with his spectacular piano playing and crafted lyrics. Freddy Cole is one of American popular music’s great performers. Like pop icon Tony Bennett, Cole is a beloved musician’s musician and a living link to the Great American Songbook. While evoking the suave stylings of Earl “Fatha” Hines and Teddy Wilson, Cole is very much his own man, whose toe-tapping forays recall the bluesy minimalism of Count Basie, the urbane sophistication of George Shearing and the uptown swagger of Duke Ellington. – Chuck Berg, The Topeka Capital-Journal

For this special two-night event we offer a chef's tasting menu featuring some exciting new dishes in addition to our classic Asian fare. Friday’s dinner will be $59 and Saturday will be $65. This special 3 course menu will feature some of our classic dishes as well as some new items from Chefs Tom Donohoe and Lama Thakuri.

We have two seatings each night at 6:15 and 8:35 for performances beginning at 7:00 and 9:15, respectively.

Make your reservation now!

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Sarah Partridge with Tomoko Ohno
Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

Sarah Partridge with Tomoko Ohno

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! Also joining these ladies is Juilliard Trained Bassist, Hal Slapin!

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

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John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis
Jul
16
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 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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John Zweig and Friends
Jul
12
6:15 PM18:15

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.

Josh Richman is a brilliant pianist and composer who earned his masters from Juilliard and has played with the likes of Wynton Marsalis, Benny Golson, Eric Alexander, Harry Allen and many more. He was recently featured on Gabrielle Stravelli’s cd, Pick up My Pieces.

Ronen Itzik earned his undergraduate degree in music from the prestigious Berklee College of Music and his masters from Florida State University. He is a tremendous drummer, composer, and educator who has accompanied great artists like Kenny Werner, Roy Hargrove, Anat Cohen and many more.

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

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Steve Myerson's Piano Trio
Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

Steve Myerson's Piano Trio

Steve Myerson is the long-time pianist and keyboardist for the legendary Stylistics, out of Philadelphia and an outrageously talented arranger and entertainer. This evening he brings Stylistics bandmate, Austin Marlow on drums and bassist Calvin X. Jones

No music charge, $25 food & drink minimum per person. Reservations strongly recommended for this performance that begins at 7:00.

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