An email I sent out earlier today to my contacts at the St. Paul JCC:
In case you haven’t heard, guitarist Gilad Hekselman will be at the Artists’ Quarter in St. Paul this weekend. He’s playing with drummer Ari Hoenig and bassist Adam Linz.
Actually, I’m going to be in NYC this weekend. Do you know of any specific jazz events? Or some clubs to check out besides the obvious ones? I usually go to Smalls.
It's hard to resist checking into what's happening in NYC clubs any weekend. Just in case I end up there, perhaps by teleportation. Here's what I found:
—Lee Konitz at the Vanguard CORRECTION: Al Foster Quartet (thanks, Don)
—Steve Turre Sextet at the Jazz Standard (Turre, Ron Blake, Christian Scott, Xavier Davis, Ray Drummond, Ignacio Berroa)
—Pharoah Sanders at Birdland
—Jean-Michel Pilc Trio at the Kitano
—Paul Metzger at Stone (improvisations on modified banjo)
—Bill Charlap Trio with Peter Washington and Kenny Washington, Dizzy's, Jazz at Lincoln Center
—"Miles from India" (a cross-cultural celebration of the music of Miles Davis) at the Iridium (Nicholas Payton/Tim Hagains, John Beasley, Victor Bailey, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Bill Evans, Dave Libman, Pete Cosey, Badal Roy, Lenny White, Ndugu Chancler, Vice Wilburn, Hidatat Khan, V.K. Raman)
—Woody Witt featuring Jim Rotondi at Smalls
As much as I love the jazz scene here--and I do love it--this is a damn fine weekend to be in NYC.