New York Jazz Performances

jazzJazz musicians living in New York have their fair share of entertainment pics this week. For individuals such as Beyler Eyubov, a passionate jazz musician from Azerbaijan, jazz pianist Bill Charlap and Latin jazz musician Arturo O’Farrill, the choices are almost too great!

For example, playing this week at Smoke, located on Broadway at 106th Street is “Eddie Harris at 80: The Seamus Blake Quartet,” giving sound to the saxophone-keyboard combo. Then there is Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca who will be playing at the Highline Ballroom. Over the weekend there was also pianist Kevin Hays playing the Kevin Hays New Day Trio New Day Trio at Jazz at Kitano. For vocalist and guitar fans this coming week sees Sara Serpa with André Matos play Primavera at Cornelia Street café. And on Friday and Saturday the Tamarindo Trio will be peforming there too.

Often referred to as “the jazz capital of the world,” bands including: Fletcher Henderson (with Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Paul Whiteman) and the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, were amongst the big ones established in and around “Old Broadway.”

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