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Cuttin Up: Wycliffe Gordon and Ryan Keberle

By Ginny's Supper Club | May 30, 2013

Wycliffe Gordon

Wycliffe Gordon

G&J Productions Presents
Cuttin Up: Wycliffe Gordon and Ryan Keberle
Two Musicians-same instrument-jamming head to head

Date: June 15th
Showtimes: 7:30 & 10:00
Tickets: $25

Wycliffe Gordon enjoys an extraordinary career as a performer, conductor, composer, arranger, and educator, receiving high praise from audiences and critics alike. Gordon tours the world performing hard-swinging, straight-ahead jazz for audiences ranging from heads of state to elementary school students. His trombone playing, described as “mixing powerful, intricate runs with sweet notes extended over clean melodies,” has been universally hailed by jazz critics.

Please visit Ginny’s Supper Club’s website here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber

By Ginny's Supper Club | May 30, 2013

Burnt Sugar

Burnt Sugar

Founded by monster groove bassist Jared Michael Nickerson and Village Voice icon Greg “Ironman” Tate in 1999, Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber is a sprawling band of musicians whose prodigious personnel freely juggles a wide swath of the experimental soul-jazz-hip hop spectrum. This very accomplished crew has playing credits that range from Whitney Houston, Toshi Reagon, DJ Logic, Gary Lucas, Jay Z, TV On The Radio, Tamar Kali, Phish, William Parker, Lizz Wright, The Holmes Brothers, Wadada Leo Smith, David Murray and Joseph Bowie.

Please visit Ginny’s Supper Club’s website here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Get Jazzed with Fernando Otero at Ginny’s Supper Club

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | July 19, 2012

Jazz pianist and composer Fernando Otero

 

Grammy winner Fernando Otero

Grammy award winner and Argentine composer/pianist Fernando Otero found his voice as writer, musician and bandleader when, at the urging of one of his music teachers, he began to incorporate the indigenous sounds of his native Buenos Aires into his work, as he did in his Nonesuch debut album, Pagina de Buenos Aires, in 2008. Mr. Otero has collaborated with flautist Dave Valentin, pianist/film composer Dave Grusin, and has sat in with Arturo O’Farrill’s Jazz Orchestra during their Sunday night residency at New York City’s Birdland while also performing his compositions with large jazz ensembles at Lincoln Center and Symphony Space. Read More

Get Soulful with Melvin Smith at Ginny’s Supper Club

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | July 18, 2012

melvin smith

Come listen to the “soulful sax man” Melvin Smith as he performs at Ginny’s Supper Club on July 26th. A  native of Jacksonville, Florida, Smith began playing saxophone at the age of thirteen and would go on to perform at tremendous events like the Montreux Jazz Festival and even embark on a European tour. During his early musical development Smith was fortunate to have great musical experiences like performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival and a European tour. Since moving to New York Smith has played with such influential jazz artists as Charli Persip, Kim Burell, Hubert Eaves III, Ben Vereen, Michael Henderson, and Norman Connors. Join us for a night of great jazz and smooth sounds.

Address: 310 Lenox Avenue

Set times: 9:00 pm and 10:30 pm

Price: Free

For more information call Ginny’s Supper Club at (212) 421-3821

Paris’ Elan Mehler Quintet at Ginny’s Supper Club

By MarcusSamuelsson.com | July 18, 2012

Elan by Isserman

Called “disorienting and fascinating” by MOJO magazine and a “refreshingly slow answer to our trashy nanosecond pop culture” by Time Out London, French pianist Elan Mehler and his jazz quintet are bringing an exclusive New York premiere of compositions to Ginny’s Supper Club on July 30th that lean towards the thick blues of Mingus and Ornette. This will be the very first performance of these new works composed over the last year in Paris. This new musical project is a definitive departure from his earlier work and will feature his incredibly talented cast of musicians: Jeremy Viner on tenor sax, Alan Bjorklund on trumpet, Tod Hedrick on bass and Max Goldman on drums. Don’t miss out on this special aural event that jazz enthusiasts and music lovers will surely never forget.

Address: 310 Lenox Avenue

Set times: 9:00 pm and 10:30 pm

Price: Free

For more information call Ginny’s Supper Club at (212) 421-3821

Sunday Night Jazz at Ginny’s

By Ginny's Supper Club | May 24, 2012

Nate Lucas

Born in South Carolina and bred in New York, Georgia has been singing her whole life. She developed her skills as a jazz and pop vocalist, leading to her winning the legendary Amateur Night at the Apollo Talent show. As a professional vocalist, she has been cast as a vocalist in the Broadway hits “Eubie” and “Bubbling Brown Sugar.” Starring in “An Evening at the Cotton Club” as Bessie Smith, Georgia toured throughout Europe entertaining audiences with high-energy performances of jazz, blues and gospel tunes. Georgia, winner of the Blues Hall of Fame award, has performed with Dizzy Gillespie, George Benson, Fathead Newman, KoKo Taylor and Stanley Turrentine, and now she performs with our own  this Sunday, May 27th at Ginny’s. As described in Ralph Cooper’s book, she is “The Last of the Red Hot Mama’s”!

Rakiem Walker Project Brings Monday Mayhem to Ginny’s

By Ginny's Supper Club | May 24, 2012

RWP

 

Monday Nights Red Rooster Harlem and Ginny’s are home to the 7-piece Rakiem Walker Project, who take audiences through a rich stylistic journey of African-American music. From gospel to hip-hop, Cannonball Adderly to Jay-Z, this band takes no prisoners as history is its groove. The group features a roster of talented musicians, including the well-known street saxophonist Rakiem Walker, who has been the musical director for several projects including the MTV-sponsored Blusyde,and pianist and hip-hop producer Enterfied “The God of Sound” McCloud, whose credentials include touring with and producing Erykah Badu, Bilal, the Game, and Jadakiss. Also prominent in this group is the young vocalist Latoya Kennedy, whose sultry voice overlays and blends the instrumentation perfectly. With three horns, a rhythm section, and a talented voice in their arsenal, this group’s rich sound and diverse set of music, captivates audiences on Mondays, promising an uplifting start to each week.

The Legendary JIMMY SCOTT Live at Ginny’s

By Ginny's Supper Club | May 24, 2012

Jimmy Scott

A Historic Event
Produced by Jill Newman Productions
To purchase tickets, click here 

This incredible American vocalist needs no introduction: The legendary JIMMY SCOTT descends upon Ginny’s for a special three-night engagement on June 8th and June 9th (all shows at 8pm). Ginny’s Supper Club is honored to host “Little” Jimmy Scott as he performs hits from his 70-year career as a prominent player in music history.

Having performed with Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughan, Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, and Lester Young, JIMMY SCOTT is also a favorite of contemporary talents like Lou Reed, Elton John, Madonna and Flea from The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Who can forget his singing of “Why Was I Born” during President Bill Clinton’s 1993 inauguration? Ginny’s is proud to be able to showcase this 86-year-old maestro and you’re invited to spend a wonderful evening at our Supper Club with great cocktails, spectacular food and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. A special menu will be created for this legendary night so we encourage you to come enjoy the night with us.

Showtimes: 8pm Friday, June 8th and Saturday, June 9th
Tickets: $40 for seats, $20 standing room at the bar. You may purchase tickets by clicking here or by calling 212.421.3821 and mention the JIMMY SCOTT event. Please note, Standing Room tickets can only be purchased at the door.

Produced By Jill Newman Productions

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