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Piano Jazz at the Arts Club
Year Seven

Reigning artists focus on innovation in modern jazz piano.
all concerts at 7:00 p.m.
produced by Burnett Thompson

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2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22


  An Evening with Pianist DAVIS WHITFIELD
Monday, October 5, 2020 TICKETS

Davis Whitfield is a recent graduate of the Berklee College of Music, where he received the Presidential Scholarship. Prior to attending Berklee, Davis directed and arranged for weekly Jazz Standard performances by the Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra. He appears at every major jazz venue in New York City, including Dizzy's Coca Cola, Smalls, the Jazz Standard, in addition to appearances throughout Europe. As the son of two musicians, Davis has been immersed in the musical arts his entire life.

"Davis Whitfield is a young player that plays with the experience of a seasoned veteran. He has his own style but, if you listen closely you can hear the influence of McCoy Tyner, Thelonious Monk and Count Basie." Bob Kaufman, Berklee

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  An Evening with Pianist TORU DODO
Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 TICKETS

TORU DODO is an established New York artist, with credits including the renowned Kenny Garrett, Benny Golson, Curtis Fuller, Louis Hayes, Ruth Brown, and Terumasa Hino, to name a few. Aside from his own trio, he works with notable vocalists Somi, Alicia Olatuja, Nicole Henry and Laurin Talese. The Tokyo native is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, and his career has taken him to venues and festivals worldwide.

Dodo has released to five solo albums, Dodo and 116 West 238th St with Reuben Rogers on bass and John Lamkin on drums. Dodo features Joseph Lepore on bass and Rodney Green on drums. His fourth album, Do You Like Cappuccino? and latest album JAfro are on from Dodo's own do & do label.

This concert is supported by the Embassy of Japan.


  An Evening with Pianist SPIKE WILNER
Monday, March 1, 2021 TICKETS

Spike Wilner performed with or led bands in New York City at countlessjazz clubs including The Village Gate, The Angry Squire, Visiones, Augies, The West End Gate and The Village Corner. Spike also toured with The Artie Shaw Big Band, The Glen Miller Orchestra and Maynard Furgeson. Spike's own recordings include "A Blues of Many Colors", "Planet Jazz", and "Three To Go". Spike launched the record label SmallsLIVE focusing on great performances at Smalls Jazz Club. Spike’s own project, "Spike Wilner, Solo Piano: Live At Smalls", received a glowing review in The New York Times. Spike is a managing partner at Smalls and Mezzrow jazz clubs in Manhattan.

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pic   An Evening with Saxophonist ROXY COSS
with Pianist Burnett Thompson
Monday, May 3, 2021 TICKETS

Roxy Coss ranks among the most innovative saxophonists on the world stage. Winner of a 2016 ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award, the Downbeat Critics’ Poll listed her as a "Rising Star" the past five years in a row, and a Downbeat Magazine review called her "An exceptional young talent”. Originally from Seattle, Roxy has been a fixture on the New York scene for over ten years. She has headlined extensively worldwide, the Newport Jazz Festival, Melbourne Big Band Festival, Earshot Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Summerfest, Ballard Jazz Festival, The Jazz Standard, and Jazz Showcase.

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