JAZZ STANDARD

From Branford Marsalis to Chano Domínquez, JAZZ STANDARD Welcomes Some

of the World.s Best Artists Throughout the Month of May

JAZZ STANDARD, one of the nation.s premier jazz clubs, presents another month of great jazz in May. As host of the inaugural Catalan Days | Barcelona Nights Festival, Jazz

Standard spotlights the best of Catalan jazz and cuisine in a five-night concert series (5/13-5/17) led by internationally renowned pianist Chano Domínguez (5/16). Both Branford Marsalis and jazz vocalist

Kendra Shank celebrate their quartets. 10th anniversaries, respectively – Branford Marsalis Quartet (5/5-

5/10) and Kendra Shank Quartet (5/12). Other highlights include: pianist Lynne Arriale and her all-star band featuring trumpeter Randy Brecker (5/19); the Ron Miles Quartet featuring pianist Jason Moran

(5/26, 5/27); the Steve Turre Sextet featuring trumpeter Christian Scott and the Cuban drummer Ignacio

Berroa (5/28-5/31) and the .Mingus Mondays. residency continues with performances by the Mingus Big

Band (5/4), Mingus Orchestra (5/11), and Mingus Dynasty (5/18). Below is a complete schedule of May

performances at Jazz Standard, along with information on the musicians. For everything else, visit

http://www.jazzstandard.com.

ALL SHOW TIMES: 7:30 & 9:30PM + 11:30PM ON FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS

Jazz Standard is located at 116 E. 27th Street (between Lexington and Park)

Train 6 to E. 28th Street

NEVER A MINIMUM

Student Discounts (restrictions apply)

Enjoy .NYC.s Best Barbecue. (Time Out New York) from BLUE SMOKE

and an extensive wine, beer and cocktail list

Jazz for Kids every Sunday Open for lunch at 1pm, music from 2-3pm

For reservations call Jazz Standard at 212.576.2232 or visit http://www.ticketweb.com

Artists and schedules are subject to change

 

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MAY 2009 SCHEDULE

5/1.5/3 CHRIS POTTER.S UNDERGROUND

Chris Potter . tenor saxophone

Adam Rogers . guitar

Craig Taborn . Fender Rhodes

Nate Smith . drums

This is the exciting quartet featured on Follow the Red Line, one of two Chris Potter albums released in 2008

through ArtistShare. Grammy nominated for his soaring solo on Joanne Brackeen.s .Pink Elephant Magic,. Chris.

long list of credits includes the Mingus Big Band, Paul Motian, Jim Hall, James Moody, Dave Douglas, Mike

Mainieri, Steely Dan, and many more. The music of Chris Potter, declares Down Beat, is .remarkably free of

clichés and default licks..daring yet precise, with clean edges and unexpected implications..he is something

special.. Music Charge: $30 / $25 Sunday

5/4 .MINGUS MONDAYS. . MINGUS BIG BAND

tba . tenor saxophone

Vincent Herring, Wayne Escoffery . alto saxophone

tba . baritone saxophone

Ku-umba Frank Lacy, Earl McIntyre, tba . trombones

Ryan Kisor, Kenny Rampton, Lew Soloff . trumpets

David Kikoski. piano

Boris Kozlov . bass

tba . drums

.This is a knockout band, full of players who combine ensemble spirit and instrumental mastery with the quirky

roughness and individualistic timbres needed for Mingus. turbulent scores. It is thrilling to hear such big music in a

small room: the audience immerses itself in this complex, highly emotional music to a degree that is impossible in a

concert hall or festival stadium.. (John Walters, The Guardian) Music Charge: $25

5/5.5/10 AN EVENING WITH BRANFORD MARSALIS

Branford Marsalis . tenor and soprano saxophone

Joey Calderazzo . piano

Eric Revis . bass

Jeff .Tain. Watts . drums

Keeping a group together over the long haul of a career is one of the toughest challenges facing any jazz musician.

It takes a special kind of personal and musical leadership.and Branford Marsalis is that kind of leader. Twothousand-

and-nine marks the tenth anniversary of the Branford Marsalis Quartet and the release (on March 17) of

the band.s superb new album, Metamorphosen. .We’ve developed like people in a relationship, where you can

communicate just by looking at each other,. says Branford. .And you can’t play the stuff we’re playing unless you

are part of a working band. That’s why I always tell people who ask me about my ’backing band’ that I don’t have a

backing band, I have a quartet. And I mean it.. Music Charge: $35

5/11 .MINGUS MONDAYS. . MINGUS ORCHESTRA

tba – tenor & soprano saxophone, flute

Craig Handy – alto & soprano saxophone, flute

Ku-umba Frank Lacy – trombone

Kenny Rampton – trumpet

tba – guitar

Michael Rabinowitz – Bassoon

Doug Yates – bass clarinet

Bobby Routch – French Horn

tba – bass

Donald Edwards – drums

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Performing classically influenced compositions from its namesake.s immense songbook, .the ten-piece Mingus

Orchestra has all the depth and muscle needed to render the master bassist-composer.s tempestuous fantasias..

(Time Out New York) Music Charge: $25

5/12 KENDRA SHANK QUARTET with special guests BILLY DREWES & BEN MONDER

Kendra Shank . vocals

Billy Drewes . saxophones, clarinet

Ben Monder . guitar

Frank Kimbrough . piano

Dean Johnson . bass

Tony Moreno . drums

Kendra Shank is a jazz vocalist that has been described by The Village Voice as “entrancing”, and hailed by The

New York Times as an artist with “effervescence, depth” and “integrity”. Tonight we celebrate Mosaic (Challenge

Records), the vocalist’s most personal recording to date and her fifth CD as a leader. Mosaic reflects Kendra.s

experiences, relationships, stories, emotions and personality, in music and in life. She will be joined by her stellar

working band, now celebrating their 10th anniversary, of Frank Kimbrough, Dean Johnson & Tony Moreno, plus

very special guests Ben Monder and Billy Drewes. Music Charge: $20

5/13.5/17 CATALAN DAYS | BARCELONA NIGHTS

Jazz has been part of Barcelona.s cultural life since the Twenties, and during the past decade the city has become

home to some of the most talented and forward-thinking young musicians in Europe. Jazz Standard and the Institut

Ramon Llull join forces to create our first Catalan Jazz Festival, featuring six acts that collectively embody the

tremendous musical vitality of this region of Spain. We welcome one of Catalonia.s most celebrated chefs, Isma

Prados: a master of traditional Catalan cuisine, a culinary innovator, and a fine jazz drummer!

5/13 TRIPHASIC

Llibert Fortuny . alto sax and electronics

Gary Willis . electric bass

David Gómez . drums

The adventurous trio called Triphasic pushes the envelope of improvisation with its blend of electric/acoustic

instruments and electronic sounds. Armed with an array of analog pedals and digital processors, Catalan

saxophonist Llibert Fortuny creates feedback, loops, and shimmering reverberations while drummer David Gómez

and American bassist Gary Willis (a resident of Barcelona since 2003) lay down potent free-funk rhythms.

Music Charge: $20

5/14 FERNÁNDEZ-GUY-LÓPEZ

Agustí Fernández . piano

Barry Guy . double bass

Ramón López . drums

A professional musician since the age of 13, pianist Agustí Fernández took a sharp left turn when he discovered the

music of Cecil Taylor and Iannis Xenakis. Over the next several decades, Fernández has worked on diverse projects

including Folding Spaces (with composer/conductor Butch Morris), Evan Parker.s Electro-Acoustic Ensemble, and

with bassist Barry Guy in the latter.s New Orchestra. Their trio, also featuring drummer Ramón López, has made

adventurous music since 2005.and the journey continues tonight at Jazz Standard. Music Charge: $20

5/15 OAM TRIO(7:30 & 9:30 p.m.)

Aaron Goldberg . piano

Omer Avital . double bass

Marc Miralta . drums

Marc Miralta (born 1966 in Barcelona) is among the most gifted European percussionists of his generation. On the

trap set, vibraphone, Indian tabla, or flamenco cajon, Marc.s brilliant technique and soaring energy elevate any

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group in which he participates . from the National Orchestra of Catalonia to the wonderful OAM Trio, featuring

Jazz Standard regulars Aaron Goldberg (piano) and Omer Avital (bass). Music Charge: $30

5/16 CHANO DOMÍNGUEZ QUARTET (7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.)

Chano Domínguez . piano

Blas Córdoba . cantator

Israel Suárez, Piraña . cajón

Tomasito . dance and palmas

Both for his superior technical skills and matchless versatility, pianist Chano Dominguez is one of the most soughtafter

musicians in Europe for a variety of styles and settings. Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz

Orchestra have performed his original composition, De Cádiz a New Orleans, and his latest CD, New Flamenco

Sound, is a spectacular reworking of flamenco themes interpreted from a jazz perspective. Music Charge: $30

ALEXIS CUADRADO QUARTET IBÉRICO+1 (11:30 p.m.)

Alexis Cuadrado . double bass

Víctor Prieto . accordion

Brad Shepik . guitar

Jordan Perlson . drums and percussion

With Special Guest: Marc Miralta . percussion

Barcelona native Alexis Cuadrado has been a New York resident and active participant on the city.s jazz scene

since 1999. Puzzles (2008, Brooklyn Jazz Underground) is his third CD of original compositions; as a sideman,

Alexis. résumé includes stage and studio appearances with Kurt Rosenwinkel, Mark Turner, and Grammy Awardwinning

vocalist Angelique Kidjo. At the helm of the eclectic Quartet Ibérico, Alexis Cuadrado blends the

traditional and modern sounds of Spain with the freedom of contemporary improvisation. Music Charge: $20

5/17 JORDI ROSSY TRIO plus special guests FÉLIX ROSSY & CHRIS CHEEK

Jordi Rossy . piano

Albert Sanz . Hammond B3 organ

R.J. Miller . drums

Fèlix Rossy . trumpet

Chris Cheek . tenor sax

Few musicians are equally adept on two completely different instruments but pianist Jordi Rossy is one of them: As

.Jorge Rossy,. he played drums with the Brad Mehldau Trio for more than a decade. Jordi has drummed for Chick

Corea, Joshua Redman, and Ethan Iverson, and also backed Lee Konitz and Charlie Haden on their respective

European tours. In recent years, he.s focused on piano and composition, expanding his unusual piano/organ/drums

trio to include trumpet and tenor for this much-anticipated appearance at Jazz Standard. Music Charge: $25

5/18 .MINGUS MONDAYS. . MINGUS DYNASTY

Craig Handy – tenor saxophone

Vincent Herring – alto saxophone

tba – trumpet

Ku-umba Frank Lacy – trombone

David Kikoski – piano

Hans Glawischnig – bass

Donald Edwards . drums

The longest running of the three Mingus legacy groups, Mingus Dynasty never fails to light spark of energy and

excitement that characterized the great man.s music throughout his fabled career. This year, the band celebrates the

50th anniversary of the 1959 release of three classic albums: Blues And Roots, Mingus Ah Um, and Mingus Dynasty.

Music Charge: $25

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5/19 LYNNE ARRIALE NUANCE QUARTET

Lynne Arriale . piano

Randy Brecker . trumpet

George Mraz . bass

Anthony Pinciotti . drums

Jazz Standard is proud to present Lynne Arriale in her long-awaited return to our stage . and with an all-star band

featuring trumpeter Randy Brecker, winner of the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album with

Randy In Brazil. Billboard describes Lynne Arriale as .a rarity among pianists today.Growing media attention

and a sophisticated sense of melody allows her to reach both aficionados and the casual jazz listener, making

Arriale one of the more talked-about artists in jazz.. On her latest release, the ambitious CD/DVD set Lynne Arriale

Trio Live, .each track is notable for the way in which the trio finds new wrinkles in the most familiar of melodies..

Music Charge: $25

5/20 MAGOS HERRERA: DISTANCIA

Magos Herrera . vocals

Aaron Goldberg . piano

Ricky Rodriguez . bass

Alex Kautz . drums

Ingrid Beaujean . vocals

Jenny Beaujean . vocals

Special Guest . Tim Ries, saxophones

Possessed of one of the most beautiful voices in contemporary Mexican music, the sound of singer/composer

Magos Herrera combines Brazilian and Latin rhythms with a potent jazz undertone and deep classical vocal

training. In 2003, her album Pais Maravilla (Wonderland) ranked alongside Norah Jones. Come Away With Me as

the top-selling jazz vocal album in Mexico; she has performed at Lincoln Center, at L.A..s Mayan Theater, and on

tour in Japan. This Jazz Standard date heralds the release of a new album on Sunnyside Records called Distancia by

the gifted and always surprising Magos Herrera. Music Charge: $20

5/21.5/24 PAULA WEST with THE GEORGE MESTERHAZY QUARTET

Paula West – vocals

George Mesterhazy – piano

Ed Cherry – guitar

Pat O’Leary – bass

Rodney Green – drums

Rarely has The Great American Songbook sounded as captivating as it does when sung by Paula West. Her dusky

soulfulness has captured the hearts of critics and audiences alike, from The Plush Room in San Francisco to The

Oak Room in New York. Through her extended partnership with pianist Eric Reed, wrote Stephen Holden in The

New York Times .Ms. West has blossomed into a savvy jazz and blues interpreter and is as persuasive an

illustration as I.ve seen that an inspired collaboration between singer and musicians can charge a career and send it

hurtling in the right direction.. Music Charge: $25 / $30 Friday & Saturday

5/25 JAZZ STANDARD CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY

5/26.5/27 RON MILES QUARTET featuring JASON MORAN

Ron Miles . trumpet

Jason Moran . piano

Todd Sickafoose . bass

Matt Wilson . drums

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During his last Jazz Standard appearance, trumpeter Ron Miles made musical magic with guitarist Bill Frisell.

Now he.s back with a fabulous new quartet, featuring pianist Jason Moran. We.ll let some other players do the

talking: .Ron Miles is a gentle genius, a quiet and unassuming man who becomes a giant when he plays his

horn.. (Ginger Baker) .Ron has his own sound.He knows the history, but he’s not a copycat. He can play

anything but he always sounds like Ron Miles.. (Bill Frisell)

Music Charge: $25

5/28.5/31 STEVE TURRE SEXTET

Steve Turre . trombone, shells

Ron Blake . alto saxophone

Christian Scott . trumpet

Xavier Davis . piano

Ray Drummond . bass

Ignacio Berroa . drums

Talk about .big ears. . the ones attached to Steve Turre have been wide open since his Bay Area boyhood when he

was absorbing daily doses of mariachi, blues, jazz, and R&B. The trombonist.s professional career kicked up

several notches when he joined the Ray Charles Orchestra in 1972, leading to his recruitment by Woody Shaw into

Art Blakey.s Jazz Messengers. Under the tutelage of another employer, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Steve added

seashells to his instrumental armory. This continually evolving musician and arranger returns to Jazz Standard with

a fiery all-star band including trumpet prodigy Christian Scott and the great Cuban drummer Ignacio Berroa.

Music Charge: $30

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