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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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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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Jerry Vezza & Friends
Jul
18
6:30 PM18:30

Jerry Vezza & Friends

Jerry Vezza is a celebrated pianist and Madison, NJ local, as well as a good friend. Our guests are thrilled anytime he comes to play. This Thursday Madison’s favorite pianist is accompanied by Hal Slapin on bass and Pete McDonald on drums. The music is always inspired in a Jerry Vezza performance!

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

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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.

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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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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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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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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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Steve Turre Quartet
Jul
26
6:15 PM18:15

Steve Turre Quartet

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

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

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Steve Turre Quartet
Jul
27
6:15 PM18:15

Steve Turre Quartet

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

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

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John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis
Jul
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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 Dan Crisci on piano, Jay Dittamo on drums and John Bianculli 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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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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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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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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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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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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Champian Fulton Quartet
Sep
13
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
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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Rosanno Sportiello's Bebop to Stride
Jul
10
7:00 PM19:00

Rosanno Sportiello's Bebop to Stride

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

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

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

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

John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis

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

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

Audra Mariel - A Real Human Jazz Band

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

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

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

Don Braden's Earth Wind and Wonder CD Celebration

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

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

The Beatles to Bacharach with John Korba

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

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

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Shaan Pandiri Quartet
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Shaan Pandiri Quartet

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

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Warren Vache Quartet
Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

Warren Vache Quartet

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

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

 

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

John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis

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

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

Tomoko Ohno with Rick Crane

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

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

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

Nat Adderley Jr. Trio

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

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

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

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

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

Peter & Will Anderson Trio

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

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

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

John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis

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

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

Celebrate Father's Day with the Miles Hudgins Trio!

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

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

Victor Provost & Dion Parson Quartet

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

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

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

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

Victor Provost & Dion Parson Quartet

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

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

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

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Harry Allen
Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Harry Allen

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

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

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

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

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

Deep Groove Jazz Trio

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

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

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

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

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

John Korba with Hal Slapin and John Vourtsis

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

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

Eric Comstock celebrates the American Songbook and beyond!

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

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

Eric Olsen Revision Trio

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

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

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

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Jerry Vivino Quartet
Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

Jerry Vivino Quartet

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

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

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

Oscar Perez Piano Trio

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Stephanie Nakasian
Jun
2
10:00 PM22:00

Stephanie Nakasian

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

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

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

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