Enjoy sophisticated sounds while sipping Billy’s famous COCKTAILS or offerings from our extensive BEER and WINE menu, or make it a complete French/Italian affair with our delicious $38 PRIX FIXE dinner.
Invite your friends and see why MIDTOWN is THE place to be MONDAY nights! Reservations are recommended so please call 212.644.0202 or reserve online HERE.
Artists & Show Dates:
December 9 – Joe Alterman ” Pianistic Wunderkind” & Jazz Vocalist Tony Middleton Hot House Jazz described Joe Alterman as “a pianistic wunderkind whose style recalls the elegantly swinging trappings of artists like Erroll Garner and Red Garland…eschewing the well-mined vein of hard bob favored amongst today’s younger players in favor of a more rounded vintage technique. Alterman brandishes a lyrical pianistic touch and an intuitive sense of swing that are a uniquely wonderful joy to hear. Alterman’s remarkable gifts are enough to reassure anyone that the future of jazz is in good hands.
www.facebook.com/chris.norton.5621RSVP to Facebook Event Here:https://www.facebook.com/events/463539523757520/?ref=5 December 23 – Cole Rumbough – Christmas Classics Special
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December 30: Avalon Jazz Band, Swing & French Jazz
Back by popular demand! Avalon Jazz Band represents the Parisian and Golden Age swing spirit in New York City, with a repertoire of timeless American standards and French jazz songs: old classics with a hot twist celebrating France, love and music.
As two musicians involved in the New York swing renaissance, Tatiana Eva-Marie and Adrien Chevalier wanted to share their experience of French jazz with their American audience, and that’s how Avalon Jazz Band was born.
The music of Avalon Jazz Band is inspired by the Parisian jazz scene of the 1940’s, which emblematic sound was made popular by Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli. They perform the American standards popular in France at that period, but also the songs of French composers influenced by that new sound called « jazz ». In addition to these classics, Avalon Jazz Band also performs the original music written by their vocalist Tatiana Eva-Marie, who offers her own vision of what contemporary swing can be, blending her francophone culture into her American experience.
“Congratulations on your superb musical performance! …the audience was enchanted!“ – François Delattre, US French Ambassador
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Jan. 6: Chris Norton, Crooner, balladeer, trumpeter, standard jazz singer.
Back by popular demand!
When Chris Norton takes the stage, his natural charisma is immediately apparent to the audience. Even before putting his lips to the horn or stepping up to the microphone to sing, he already knows how to win over a crowd, and he does it every time.Norton has been playing the trumpet for 27 years, and has been a professional performer for 17. For most of his life, he has meticulously honed his craft, performing with some of the best entertainers in the industry.
His repertoire draws from the greatest musical achievements of the twentieth century. His diverse influences include Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, Nat king Cole Miles Davis, Nat King Cole, Otis Redding, Frank Sinatra, Benny Goodman, Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Van Morrison, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, James Taylor, the Beatles, the Temptations, Lynyrd Skynyrd, KC and the Sunshine Band, Billy Joel, Wild Cherry, Sam and Dave, Tom Petty, and many, many more.
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RSVP to Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/614074938633733/Jan. 13: Molly Ryan, Cabaret Singer Join us for a jazzy evening with Molly Ryan whose “silvery voice and lush, elegant vocal style evoke the big band singers of the 1930s and breathe new life into familiar old standards” – so proclaims author and music writer for The Wall Street Journal Will Friedwald.Since moving to New York City in August of 2003, Molly has become one of the most sought-after vocalists on the New York jazz scene. She has performed alongside such prominent jazz artists as Randy Reinhart, Jon-Erik Kellso, Bria Skonberg, Dan Barrett, Mark Shane, Rossano Sportiello, as well as with the preeminent 1920s- style orchestra, Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks. She is currently a member of Gordon Au’s Grand Street Stompers. Molly has appeared at numerous jazz festivals throughout the country including the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee and the Sweet and Hot Music Festival in Los Angeles, and headlined in Paris at jazz clubs such as the famed Le Petit Journal and Autour de Midi. Website & Links: http://www.mollyryan.com/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Molly-Ryan/170876492161 RSVP for Facebook Event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/244687115694387/ Jan. 20: Matt Baker Trio, Jazz Pianist Australian Jazz Pianist with Adam Kabak – Double Bass, Brian Fishler – DrumsDirect from the core of the Big Apple, The Matt Baker Trio plays with a sound capturing the spirit of ‘Underground’ New York jazz – the endless nights of gigs and jam sessions.. The group will play selections of original music from the album ‘Underground’, recorded in New York, and in addition presents an exciting program of fresh-arranged jazz standards including ‘If I Were A Bell’ , ‘Mood Indigo’, ‘A Foggy Day’ and ‘Pick Yourself Up’. A night of swingin’ jazz with a contemporary edge!In March 2011, Baker recorded a new album in New York entitled ‘Underground’ featuring Gregory Hutchinson, Joe Sanders, Jeremy Pelt and Dayna Stephens.Matt Baker tied fifth place in the 2003 Montreux International Solo Jazz Piano competition and was a semi-finalist in 2004 and 2005. The Montreux Jazz Festival also engaged The Matt Baker Trio as their exclusive in-house band 2 years straight.A serious student of Jazz, he’s spent time watching piano legend Oscar Peterson perform, as well as studying with Mulgrew Miller, Benny Green, Taylor Eigsti, Jacky Terrasson, and Ella Fitzgerald’s life-long accompanist Paul Smith.“Baker has a playful approach to melody…”
Shaun Brady, DOWNBEAT Magazine, March 2012“Swings confidently … full of clever reharmonizations and hip syncopation”
Bill Milkowski, JAZZ TIMES, April 2012 Website & Links:
@MattBakerJazz RSVP for Facebook Event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/250288648463287/ January 27 – Joe Alterman ” Pianistic Wunderkind” Hot House Jazz described Joe Alterman as “a pianistic wunderkind whose style recalls the elegantly swinging trappings of artists like Erroll Garner and Red Garland…eschewing the well-mined vein of hard bob favored amongst today’s younger players in favor of a more rounded vintage technique. Alterman brandishes a lyrical pianistic touch and an intuitive sense of swing that are a uniquely wonderful joy to hear. Alterman’s remarkable gifts are enough to reassure anyone that the future of jazz is in good hands.
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