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2014

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  • Fri
    31
    Jan
    2014

    Gregory Ryan Trio

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    153 E 53th St (54th St @ 3rd Ave), NYC
    Free

    Gregory Ryan and I continue our ongoing "Chuleta Fridays" at Hillstone. Join us for a drink, some spinach dip, steak or sushi, or just chill and listen as we throw down some funky jazz grooves at the Ranch. BP (piano), Gregory Ryan (bass) and Joe Strasser (drums)
  • Fri
    07
    Feb
    2014

    Bennett Paster Trio

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    153 E 53th St (54th St @ 3rd Ave), NYC
    Free

    "Chuleta Fridays" continue jn earnest at Hillstone. Join us for a drink, some spinach dip, steak or sushi, or just chill and listen as we throw down some funky jazz grooves at the Ranch. BP (piano), Paul Beaudry (bass) and Tony Jefferson (drums)
  • Sat
    08
    Feb
    2014

    KJ Denhert

    8-11pm

    The Classon
    807 Classon Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
    No Cover Charge

  • Fri
    14
    Feb
    2014

    Gregory Ryan Trio

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    153 E 53th St (54th St @ 3rd Ave), NYC
    Free

    Gregory Ryan and I continue our ongoing "Chuleta Fridays" at Hillstone. Join us for a drink, some spinach dip, steak or sushi, or just chill and listen as we throw down some funky jazz grooves at the Ranch. BP (piano), Gregory Ryan (bass) and Groovewood McNuffy (drums)
  • Mon
    24
    Feb
    2014

    Josh Shneider's Love Speaks Orchestra

    The Tea Lounge
    837 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

    Free, $5 suggested donation

    Join us as we perform music from the new Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records CD by the Joshua Shneider "Love Speaks Orchestra." I promise an evening of contemporary jazz big band music by composer Joshua Shneider featuring some of NYC's most intrepid improvisers.  Joshua Shneider, composer and conductor

  • Fri
    28
    Feb
    2014

    Bennett Paster Trio Brasileiro

    8-11pm

    The Classon Social Club
    807 Classon Ave, Brooklyn (@ St John's Pl)

    Free, suggested donation $10

    Join us at this beautiful new Prospect Heights, Brooklyn venue for music, dinner and drinks.  The food is amazing and the vibe is warm and romantic.  We'll be playing a new group of Brazilian and Latin-influenced tunes for your enjoyment.  BP (piano), Gregory Ryan (bass) and Alex Kautz (drums).

  • Thu
    06
    Mar
    2014

    John Caban's Galvanizer

    8-11pm

    The Classon Social Club
    807 Classon Ave, Brooklyn (@ St John's Pl)

    Free, suggested donation $10

    Join us at this beautiful new Prospect Heights, Brooklyn venue for music, dinner and drinks as we funk our way through John's original jams.  The food is amazing and the vibe is warm and inviting.  John Cabán (guitar), BP (Hammond), Rafael Gomez (bass), Anthony Pinciotti (drums) and Nano Valerio (perc).

  • Fri
    07
    Mar
    2014

    Paster, Ryan and Hall

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    153 E 53th St (54th St @ 3rd Ave), NYC

    Free
     
    Paster, Ryan and Hall are back for this special reunion! Join us for a drink, some spinach dip, steak or sushi, or just chill and listen as we revisit some classics from our 2 CDs and play some new music. BP (piano), Gregory Ryan (bass) and Keith Hall (drums)

     

  • Fri
    14
    Mar
    2014

    Bennett Paster Trio

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    153 E 53th St (54th St @ 3rd Ave), NYC

    Free

    Gregory Ryan and I continue our ongoing "Chuleta Fridays" at Hillstone, though, Greg is out this week. Join us for a drink, some spinach dip, steak or sushi, or just chill and listen as we throw down some funky jazz grooves at the Ranch. BP (piano), Evan Gregor (bass) and Jordan Perlson (drums)

  • Fri
    21
    Mar
    2014

    Gregory Ryan Trio

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    153 E 53th St (54th St @ 3rd Ave), NYC

    Free

    Gregory Ryan and I continue our ongoing "Chuleta Fridays" at Hillstone. Join us for a drink, some spinach dip, steak or sushi, or just chill and listen as we throw down some funky jazz grooves at the Ranch. BP (piano), Gregory Ryan (bass) and Jordan Perlson (drums)

  • Fri
    04
    Apr
    2014

    Gregory Ryan Trio

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    153 E 53th St (54th St @ 3rd Ave), NYC
    Free

    Gregory Ryan and I continue our ongoing "Chuleta Fridays" at Hillstone. Join us for a drink, some spinach dip, steak or sushi, or just chill and listen as we throw down some funky jazz grooves at the Ranch. BP (piano), Gregory Ryan (bass) and Willard B. Dyson (drums)
  • Fri
    25
    Apr
    2014

    Gregory Ryan Trio

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    153 E 53th St (54th St @ 3rd Ave), NYC
    Free

    Gregory Ryan and I continue our ongoing "Chuleta Fridays" at Hillstone. Join us for a drink, some spinach dip, steak or sushi, or just chill and listen as we throw down some funky jazz grooves at the Ranch. BP (piano), Gregory Ryan (bass) and Alex Kautz (drums)
  • Fri
    09
    May
    2014

    Gregory Ryan Trio

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    153 E 53th St (54th St @ 3rd Ave), NYC
    Free

    Gregory Ryan and I continue our ongoing "Chuleta Fridays" at Hillstone. Join us for a drink, some spinach dip, steak or sushi, or just chill and listen as we throw down some funky jazz grooves at the Ranch. BP (piano), Gregory Ryan (bass) and Willard B Dyson Jr. (drums)
  • Fri
    13
    Jun
    2014

    Gregory Ryan Trio

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    153 E 53th St (54th St @ 3rd Ave), NYC
    Free

    Gregory Ryan and I continue our ongoing "Chuleta Fridays" at Hillstone. Join us for a drink, some spinach dip, steak or sushi, or just chill and listen as we throw down some funky jazz grooves at the Ranch. BP (piano), Gregory Ryan (bass) and Groovewood McNuffy (drums)
  • Fri
    20
    Jun
    2014

    Gregory Ryan Trio

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    153 E 53th St (54th St @ 3rd Ave), NYC
    Free

    Gregory Ryan and I continue our ongoing "Chuleta Fridays" at Hillstone. Join us for a drink, some spinach dip, steak or sushi, or just chill and listen as we throw down some funky jazz grooves at the Ranch. BP (piano), Gregory Ryan (bass) and Groovewood McNuffy (drums)
  • Fri
    27
    Jun
    2014

    Gregory Ryan Trio

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    153 E 53th St (54th St @ 3rd Ave), NYC
    Free

    Gregory Ryan and I continue our ongoing "Chuleta Fridays" at Hillstone. Join us for a drink, some spinach dip, steak or sushi, or just chill and listen as we throw down some funky jazz grooves at the Ranch. BP (piano), Gregory Ryan (bass) and Groovewood McNuffy (drums)
  • Wed
    02
    Jul
    2014

    Jazz at the Plaza

    8:30-11:30pm

    The Rose Bar at the Plaza Hotel
    768 5th Ave (@ 59th St), NYC

    Swinging Jazz and Standards in a swanky hotel-bar setting featuring Lisa Gary (vocals), BP (keys), Phil Palombi (bass), Tim Bulkley (drums)

  • Thu
    03
    Jul
    2014

    Green Lotus Project

    10pm-1am

    55 Bar55 Christopher St, NYC

    Improvised grooves, melodies and textures fearlessly led by Anthony Pinciotti.  With: Anthony Pinciotti (drums), BP (keys), Guilherme Monteiro (gtr), Gary Wang (bs), Kenny Brooks (tnr), Mauro Refosco (perc)

  • Fri
    04
    Jul
    2014

    Gregory Ryan Trio

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    153 E 53th St (54th St @ 3rd Ave), NYC
    Free

    Gregory Ryan and I continue our ongoing "Chuleta Fridays" at Hillstone. Join us for a drink, some spinach dip, steak or sushi, or just chill and listen as we throw down some funky jazz grooves at the Ranch. BP (piano), Gregory Ryan (bass) and Jordan Perlson (drums)
  • Fri
    11
    Jul
    2014

    Gregory Ryan Trio

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    153 E 53th St (54th St @ 3rd Ave), NYC
    Free

    Gregory Ryan and I continue our ongoing "Chuleta Fridays" at Hillstone. Join us for a drink, some spinach dip, steak or sushi, or just chill and listen as we throw down some funky jazz grooves at the Ranch. BP (piano), Gregory Ryan (bass) and Alex Kautz (drums)
  • Thu
    17
    Jul
    2014

    Tony Jefferson Quartet

    6:30-8pm
    Sunset Jazz At Lyndhurst ( Jazz Forum Arts )   
    635 S.Broadway Tarrytown N.Y. 10591
    (Or Carriage House courtyard if rain...)
    Tony Jefferson  (Vocals), Bennett Paster  (Piano), Paul Beaudry  (Bass), Dwayne"Cook" Broadnax  (Drums)

     

  • Fri
    18
    Jul
    2014

    Gregory Ryan Trio

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    153 E 53th St (54th St @ 3rd Ave), NYC
    Free

    Gregory Ryan and I continue our ongoing "Chuleta Fridays" at Hillstone. Join us for a drink, some spinach dip, steak or sushi, or just chill and listen as we throw down some funky jazz grooves at the Ranch. BP (piano), Gregory Ryan (bass) and Willard B. Dyson Jr. (drums)
  • Fri
    25
    Jul
    2014

    Gregory Ryan Trio

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    153 E 53th St (54th St @ 3rd Ave), NYC
    Free

    Gregory Ryan and I continue our ongoing "Chuleta Fridays" at Hillstone. Join us for a drink, some spinach dip, steak or sushi, or just chill and listen as we throw down some funky jazz grooves at the Ranch. BP (piano), Gregory Ryan (bass) and Groovewood McNuffy (drums)
  • Sun
    27
    Jul
    2014
    Sat
    09
    Aug
    2014

    Stanford Jazz Workshop Teaching Residency

    Braun Music Center
    471 Lagunita Drive
    Stanford, CA 94305

    This year marks my 30th summer at the Stanford Jazz Workshop, originally as student and now as longtime faculty member.  Join us for concerts, masterclasses, ensembles and an amazing all-music hang.  For more info visit stanfordjazz.org

  • Wed
    30
    Jul
    2014

    Bennett Paster & Taylor Eigsti

    7:30pm

    Dinkelspiel Auditorium (map)

    Braun Music Center
    471 Lagunita Drive
    Stanford, CA 94305

    This year marks my 30th summer at the Stanford Jazz Workshop, originally as student and now as longtime faculty member.  Join long-time friend and unbelievable pianist Taylor Eigsti and I as we celebrate our time at the SJW with this special performance that will feature solo, duo, trio, two-piano trio plus more…

    Bennett Paster, piano
    Taylor Eigsti, piano
    Josh Thurston-Milgrom, bass
    Steve Rossi, drums

    + Special guests to be announced soon!

    $15 / 25 / 35 premium
    Buy Tickets
    or call 650.725.2787

  • Fri
    22
    Aug
    2014

    KJ Denhert @ Ossining Waterfront

    7pm

    Ossining Waterfront
    95 Broadway, Ossining, NY

    KJ Denhert guitar and vocals, Mamadou Ba bass, Ray Levier drums, Bennett Paster keys, Aaron Heick sax 

  • Thu
    28
    Aug
    2014

    Bennett Paster Trio

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    153 E 53th St (54th St @ 3rd Ave), NYC
    Free

    It's swing time at Hillstone. Join us for a drink, some spinach dip, steak or sushi, or just chill and listen as we throw down some funky jazz grooves at the Ranch. BP (piano), Jim Whitney (bass) and Jordan Perlson (drums)
  • Fri
    29
    Aug
    2014

    KJ Denhert @ Yonkers

    6:30-8pm

    Yonkers Water Front Amphitheater
    (adjacent to the Yonkers City Pier)

    Yonkers Waterfront Jazz Series Yonkers NY

    Getty Square

    KJ Denhert guitar and vocals, Mamadou Ba bass, Ray Levier drums, Bennett Paster keys, Aaron Heick sax 

    Admission is Free

  • Fri
    05
    Sep
    2014

    Gregory Ryan Trio

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    153 E 53th St (54th St @ 3rd Ave), NYC
    Free

    Gregory Ryan and I continue our ongoing "Chuleta Fridays" at Hillstone. Join us for a drink, some spinach dip, steak or sushi, or just chill and listen as we throw down some funky jazz grooves at the Ranch. BP (piano), Gregory Ryan (bass) and Joel Rosenblatt (drums)
  • Fri
    12
    Sep
    2014

    Gregory Ryan Trio

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    153 E 53th St (54th St @ 3rd Ave), NYC
    Free

    Gregory Ryan and I continue our ongoing "Chuleta Fridays" at Hillstone. Join us for a drink, some spinach dip, steak or sushi, or just chill and listen as we throw down some funky jazz grooves at the Ranch. BP (piano), Gregory Ryan (bass) and Jordan Perlson (drums)
  • Thu
    25
    Sep
    2014

    Michael Veal and Bennett Paster Play Sun Ra

    8-9pm

    Silvana
    300 W 116th St (@ Fredrick Douglas Blvd), NYC

    Saxophonist Michael Veal and I have been working on a duo project playing compositions by the great jazz composer Sun Ra.  This will be our first time playing them in public.  Come explore the spaceways, bad and beautiful with us!

  • Fri
    26
    Sep
    2014

    Gregory Ryan Trio

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    153 E 53th St (54th St @ 3rd Ave), NYC
    Free

    Gregory Ryan and I continue our ongoing "Chuleta Fridays" at Hillstone. Join us for a drink, some spinach dip, steak or sushi, or just chill and listen as we throw down some funky jazz grooves at the Ranch. BP (piano), Gregory Ryan (bass) and Groovewood McNuffy (drums)
  • Thu
    02
    Oct
    2014

    John Caban Trio

    8-11pm

    The Classon Social Club
    807 Classon Ave, Brooklyn (@ St John's Pl)

    Free, suggested donation $10

    Join us at this romantic Prospect Heights, Brooklyn venue for music, dinner and drinks as we funk our way through John's original jams.  The food is amazing and the vibe is warm and inviting.  John Cabán (guitar), BP (Hammond and synth bass) and Anthony Pinciotti (drums).

  • Fri
    03
    Oct
    2014

    Gregory Ryan Trio

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    153 E 53th St (54th St @ 3rd Ave), NYC
    Free

    Gregory Ryan and I continue our ongoing "Chuleta Fridays" at Hillstone. Join us for a drink, some spinach dip, steak or sushi, or just chill and listen as we throw down some funky jazz grooves at the Ranch. BP (piano), Gregory Ryan (bass) and Groovewood McNuffy (drums)
  • Fri
    10
    Oct
    2014

    Gregory Ryan Trio

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    153 E 53th St (54th St @ 3rd Ave), NYC
    Free

    Gregory Ryan and I continue our ongoing "Chuleta Fridays" at Hillstone. Join us for a drink, some spinach dip, steak or sushi, or just chill and listen as we throw down some funky jazz grooves at the Ranch. BP (piano), Gregory Ryan (bass) and Vince Cherico (drums)
  • Fri
    17
    Oct
    2014

    Gregory Ryan Trio

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    153 E 53th St (54th St @ 3rd Ave), NYC
    Free

    Gregory Ryan and I continue our ongoing "Chuleta Fridays" at Hillstone. Join us for a drink, some spinach dip, steak or sushi, or just chill and listen as we throw down some funky jazz grooves at the Ranch. BP (piano), Gregory Ryan (bass) and Joel Reoenblatt (drums)
  • Sun
    19
    Oct
    2014

    Daniel Weidlein Group

    7-8:45pm

    Somethin' Jazz Club
    212 East 52nd Street, 3rd Floor (b/w 2nd & 3rd Ave), NYC

    Mary Akpa-vocals
    Divya Maus-vocals
    Daniel Weidlein-sax
    Jackson Fitzgerald-guitar
    Bennett Paster-piano
    Joshua Crumbly-bass
    Roberto Giaquinto-drums
    2 sets, $12 cover

  • Wed
    22
    Oct
    2014

    Ellynne Rey CD Release

    8pm doors

    Zeb's
    223 W 28 St, 2nd Floor, NYC

    Singer Ellynne Rey's latest CD "A Little Moonlight" was recorded at my studio, Benny's Wash n' Dry and was produced by Paul Beaudry.  Join us as we swing to celebrate it's release into the world.

    Ellynne Rey (vocals), BP (piano), Paul Baeudry (bass), WIllard B Dyson JR (drums)

  • Fri
    24
    Oct
    2014

    Marcus Holdhaber CD Release

    8pm

    The RRazz Room
    6426 Lower York Rd, New Hope, PA 18938

    Box Office: (888) 596-1027 or www.therrazzroom.com

    CD Release Event -- "A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening"

  • Fri
    31
    Oct
    2014

    Gregory Ryan Trio

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    153 E 53th St (54th St @ 3rd Ave), NYC
    Free

    Gregory Ryan and I continue our ongoing "Chuleta Fridays" at Hillstone. Join us for a drink, some spinach dip, steak or sushi, or just chill and listen as we throw down some funky jazz grooves at the Ranch. BP (piano), Gregory Ryan (bass) and Willard B Dyson Jr (drums)
  • Tue
    02
    Dec
    2014

    John Caban Trio

    8-11pm

    The Classon Social Club
    807 Classon Ave, Brooklyn (@ St John's Pl)

    Free, suggested donation $10

    Join us at this romantic Prospect Heights, Brooklyn venue for music, dinner and drinks as we funk our way through John's original jams.  The food is amazing and the vibe is warm and inviting.  John Cabán (guitar), BP (Hammond organ) and Anthony Pinciotti (drums).

  • Fri
    05
    Dec
    2014

    Gregory Ryan Trio

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    153 E 53th St (54th St @ 3rd Ave), NYC
    Free

    Gregory Ryan and I continue our ongoing "Chuleta Fridays" at Hillstone. Join us for a drink, some spinach dip, steak or sushi, or just chill and listen as we throw down some funky jazz grooves at the Ranch. BP (piano), Gregory Ryan (bass) and Joel Rosenblatt (drums)
  • Tue
    09
    Dec
    2014

    Michael Veal and Bennett Paster Play Sun Ra

    9-10pm

    The Shrine
    2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd (@ 134th St), NYC

    Saxophonist Michael Veal and I have been working on a duo project playing compositions by the great jazz composer Sun Ra.  Come explore the spaceways, bad and beautiful, with us!

  • Fri
    12
    Dec
    2014

    Gregory Ryan Trio

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    153 E 53th St (54th St @ 3rd Ave), NYC
    Free

    Gregory Ryan and I continue our ongoing "Chuleta Fridays" at Hillstone. Join us for a drink, some spinach dip, steak or sushi, or just chill and listen as we throw down some funky jazz grooves at the Ranch. BP (piano), Gregory Ryan (bass) and Joel Rosenblatt (drums)
  • Fri
    19
    Dec
    2014

    Gregory Ryan Trio

    6-10pm

    Hillstone
    153 E 53th St (54th St @ 3rd Ave), NYC
    Free

    Gregory Ryan and I continue our ongoing "Chuleta Fridays" at Hillstone. Join us for a drink, some spinach dip, steak or sushi, or just chill and listen as we throw down some funky jazz grooves at the Ranch. BP (piano), Gregory Ryan (bass) and Groovewood McNuffy (drums)