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2015

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  • Fri
    02
    Jan
    2015

    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. 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), Jeff Hanley (bass) and Willard B Dyson Jr. (drums)
  • Tue
    06
    Jan
    2015

    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.  Come explore the spaceways, bad and beautiful with us!

  • Wed
    07
    Jan
    2015

    Ellynne Rey CD Release

    Sets at 8 & 10pm

    Jazz at the Kitano
    66 Park Avenue, NYC

    $15 cover & $15 food/drink minimum, reservations suggested 212-885-7119

    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 perform selections from the record and some new music at this lovely mid-torn venue that has great sushi and tasty libations.

    Ellynne Rey (vocals), BP (piano), Cameron Brown (bass), WIllard B Dyson Jr (drums)

  • Fri
    09
    Jan
    2015

    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
    16
    Jan
    2015

    [CANCELLED]

    6-10pm

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

    Sorry folks- I won't be at Hillstone tonight as I'm feeling under the weather.  I'll be back next Friday with the Gregory Ryan Trio.  See you then.  (Greg will be playing there as usual from 6-10pm with Manuel Valera pno) and Alex Kautz (dr), so feel free to stop by.)

  • Sat
    17
    Jan
    2015

    The Loyales: Lucy's Winter Dance Party

    Doors at 7pm

    The Living Room
    134 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, 11249

    Dance off the cold with The Loyales, a party band I play with that NY Magazine called "A living, breathing jukebox, full of expertly curated 45s."  Our playlist includes classic soul, Stax and Motown, classic country and bluegrass, vintage reggae and some choice 80's favorites.  We rarely showcase in public- mostly we play hipster weddings and swanky corporate parties. So come join us at the new Living Room in Williamsburg and shake a tail feather with us!

    Baby Soda (prohibition-era jazz charmers) open the show.  We hit at 9pm.

  • Mon
    19
    Jan
    2015

    Hannah Bananarama

    6-7pm

    Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1
    196 Allen Street, NYC 10002

    Wanna hear a fantastic young soul singer?  I thought so.  Come to this after-work gig to check out Hannah.    This 17 year-old sensation has the chops, but also the taste to really do justice to both her original tunes and a choice selection of R&B classics.  Nice!

  • Wed
    21
    Jan
    2015

    Green Lotus Project

    10pm-1am

    55 Bar
    55 Christopher St, NYC

    Improvised grooves, melodies and textures fearlessly led by Anthony Pinciotti (dr) with BP (keys), Gary Wang (bs) and more, TBA.

  • Fri
    23
    Jan
    2015

    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
    30
    Jan
    2015

    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)
  • Sat
    31
    Jan
    2015

    Dwayne "Cook" Broadnax Trio

    9pm-midnight

    Billie's Black
    271 West 119th Street, NYC

    Head Uptown for some tasty soul food at this trio hit with swinger "Cook" Boadnax on drums and Lonnie Plaxico on bass.

  • Wed
    04
    Feb
    2015

    Milton

    9-10pm

    The Living Room
    134 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, 11249

    Milton writes original songs that somehow seem like classic songs that you've known your whole life.  They make perfect sense to my aesthetic and I love playing with him.  He's doing his annual February Wed. residency at the Living Room (now in Williamsburg, Brooklyn).  I'll be joining him only for this one Wed- so do come hang!

    Milton- vox/gtr, Julia Joseph- bvox, Martin Kearton- gtr, BP- keys, Jeff Eyrich- bass, Robert Weiss- drms.

  • Thu
    05
    Feb
    2015

    Bennett Paster Trio

    6-10pm

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

    I'll be leading the band tonight at the ranch, and I'll be in good company- Ed Howard (bass) and Anthony Pinciotti (drums) will join me for an evening of acoustic piano trio music.  Join us for a drink, some spinach dip, steak or sushi, or just chill and listen to the music.
  • Fri
    06
    Feb
    2015

    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)
  • Sun
    08
    Feb
    2015

    Tony Jefferson

    2-3pm

    Ossining Library
    53 Croton Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562

    Tony Jefferson (vocals), BP (piano), Rusty Holloway (bass), Cook Broadnax (drums)

  • Tue
    10
    Feb
    2015

    CANCELLED (green lotus @ Good Room)

    10pm-1am

    The Good Room
    98 Meserole Ave, Brooklyn (Greenpoint), $5 cover

    Due to matters beyond my control, this gig has been CANCELLED.  We'll be paying at the Good Room sometime in March.


    [Join us at this new Greenpoint night club (formally Europa) for evening of grooves and funk with Anthony Pinciotti (drums), BP (keys), Seamus Blake (sax, EWI, laptop).  We'll be in the Bad Room, inside the Good Room.  Go figure…]

  • Fri
    13
    Feb
    2015

    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
    27
    Feb
    2015

    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
    06
    Mar
    2015

    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)
  • Tue
    10
    Mar
    2015

    Green Lotus Project @ Good Room

    10pm-1am

    The Good Room
    98 Meserole Ave, Brooklyn (Greenpoint), $5 cover

    Fearlessly led by drummer Anthony Pinciotti, Green Lotus Project is a collective of like-minded musicians who get together to create spontaneous grooves, melodies atmospheres and textures.  We'll be in residency Tuesday nights at a sweet new club in Greenpoint called The Good Room.  Join us for an evening of booty-shaking groovy instrumental music in one of NYC's up-and-coming neighborhoods.

    Anthony Pinciotti (drums), BP (keys), Jorge Continentino (sax, EWI), Kenny Brooks (sax, EWI), Ben Zwerin (bass) + special guests.

  • Fri
    13
    Mar
    2015

    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
    17
    Mar
    2015

    Green Lotus Project @ Good Room

    10pm-1am

    The Good Room
    98 Meserole Ave, Brooklyn (Greenpoint), $5 cover

    Fearlessly led by drummer Anthony Pinciotti, Green Lotus Project is a collective of like-minded musicians who get together to create spontaneous grooves, melodies atmospheres and textures.  We'll be in residency Tuesday nights at a sweet new club in Greenpoint called The Good Room.  Join us for an evening of booty-shaking groovy instrumental music in one of NYC's up-and-coming neighborhoods.

    Anthony Pinciotti (drums), BP (keys), Jorge Continentino (sax, EWI), Kenny Brooks (sax, EWI), Ben Zwerin (bass) + special guests.

  • Fri
    20
    Mar
    2015

    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)
  • Tue
    24
    Mar
    2015

    Green Lotus Project @ Good Room

    10pm-1am

    The Good Room
    98 Meserole Ave, Brooklyn (Greenpoint), $5 cover

    Fearlessly led by drummer Anthony Pinciotti, Green Lotus Project is a collective of like-minded musicians who get together to create spontaneous grooves, melodies atmospheres and textures.  We'll be in residency Tuesday nights at a sweet new club in Greenpoint called The Good Room.  Join us for an evening of booty-shaking groovy instrumental music in one of NYC's up-and-coming neighborhoods.

    Anthony Pinciotti (drums), BP (keys), Jorge Continentino (sax, EWI), Kenny Brooks (sax, EWI), Ben Zwerin (bass) + special guests.

  • Fri
    27
    Mar
    2015

    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
    30
    Mar
    2015

    KJ Denhert

    7-9pm

    55 Bar
    55 Christopher St, NYC

    KJ Denhert (vox, guitar), BP (keys), Jim Whitney (bass) & TBA (drms)

  • Tue
    31
    Mar
    2015

    Green Lotus Project @ Good Room

    10pm-1am

    The Good Room
    98 Meserole Ave, Brooklyn (Greenpoint), $5 cover

    Fearlessly led by drummer Anthony Pinciotti, Green Lotus Project is a collective of like-minded musicians who get together to create spontaneous grooves, melodies atmospheres and textures.  We'll be in residency Tuesday nights at a sweet new club in Greenpoint called The Good Room.  Join us for an evening of booty-shaking groovy instrumental music in one of NYC's up-and-coming neighborhoods.

    Anthony Pinciotti (drums), BP (keys), Jorge Continentino (sax, EWI), Kenny Brooks (sax, EWI), Ben Zwerin (bass) + special guests.

  • Fri
    10
    Apr
    2015

    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)
  • Tue
    14
    Apr
    2015

    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.  Come explore the spaceways, bad and beautiful with us!

  • Fri
    17
    Apr
    2015

    PS 130 Music Festival, a Benefit Concert

    6:30-8pm

    PS 130, 4th Floor Auditorium
    70 Ocean Parkway
    Brooklyn, NY 11218

    The PS 130 PTA Music Festival Committee is proud to present the first annual PS 130 Music Festival, a concert to benefit music education at PS 130.  Come support a great cause while you enjoy a great evening of music performed by PS 130 Parent Musicians.  The show will feature diverse musical styles that represent some of our  community's cultural diversity including Latin, Appalachian, Jazz, Rock and R&B.

    $10 suggested donation

  • Fri
    24
    Apr
    2015

    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
    01
    May
    2015

    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 Gene Jackson (drums)
  • Thu
    07
    May
    2015

    John Caban's Galvanizer

    9-11:30pm

    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 tasty and the vibe is warm and inviting.  John Cabán (guitar), BP (keys) & Anthony Pinciotti (drums).

  • Fri
    15
    May
    2015

    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
    22
    May
    2015

    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
    29
    May
    2015

    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
    29
    May
    2015

    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
    18
    Jun
    2015

    Bill Withers Project Live!

    TBD

    The Bitter End
    147 Bleecker St, NYC

    Everybody loves Bill Withers.  But if you're like me, there are some "deep-cut" BW songs you might not know.  And, with his notoriously low profile in the scene, he hasn't performed live in decades.  The Bill Withers Project seeks to present Wither's music in a modern, straightforward context that let's the man's songs and classic arrangements shine without unnecessary adornment.  Put simply, we've assembled a list of Bill's hits and some lesser-known gems and a group of NYC's funkiest cats are going to deliver them to you in the comfort of the Bitter End.  Singer/guitarist Irving Louis Latin is one of NYC's true blues & soul treasures and the rest of us are no slouches either.

    Irving Louis Latin (vocals/guitar), Al Street (guitar), BP (keys), Andy Hess (bass), Ethan Eubanks (drums/MD)

  • Fri
    19
    Jun
    2015

    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
    24
    Jun
    2015

    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 Kat Gang (vocals), BP (keys), Phil Palombi (bass), Tim Bulkley (drums)

  • Fri
    26
    Jun
    2015

    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
    03
    Jul
    2015

    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
    08
    Jul
    2015

    Hope Debates & North 40

    9pm-midnight

    Bar Chord
    1008 Cortelyou Rd, Brooklyn, NY

    Yup. It's time for some good ole' fashioned country music, right here in my neighborhood, no less, with the old friend Hope Debates and her band North 40.  We'll play some classic country favorites, plus some 70's soft rock and a few of Hope's original songs.  It'll be a right-nice evening, so come on by, you hear?

    Hope Debates (vocals), Bennett Paster (keys), Jim Whitney (bass) & Diego Voglino (drums/bv)

  • Fri
    17
    Jul
    2015

    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
    24
    Jul
    2015

    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
    14
    Aug
    2015

    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
    21
    Aug
    2015

    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
    28
    Aug
    2015

    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
    03
    Sep
    2015

    Anthony Pinciotti's Halcyon Jukebox

    10pm-1am

    55 Bar
    55 Christopher St, NYC

    Take a trip back in time to the glory days of 70's AM and 80's Soft-Rock radio with us.  The playlist includes hits made famous by Gerry Rafferty, Alan Parsons, Fleetwood Mac, Journey, The Who, Olivia Newton John, Carly Simon, Todd Rundgren, Michael Jackson, CSN, Michael McDonald and more!  Anthony Pinciotti (dr) with Joel Frahm (sax), BP (keys), Gary Wang (bs) and Victoria Lecta Cave (vox)

  • Fri
    04
    Sep
    2015

    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
    Sep
    2015

    Hannah Gill

    6-7pm

    Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 1
    196 Allen Street, NYC 10002

    Wanna hear a fantastic young soul singer?  I thought so.  Come to this after-work gig to check out Hannah.    This 17 year-old sensation has the chops, but also the taste to really do justice to both her original tunes and a choice selection of R&B classics.  Nice!

    Hannah Gill (vox), Brad Hammonds (gtr/MD), BP (keys), Matias Kunzli (dr)

  • Thu
    17
    Sep
    2015

    Still Bill- featuring Music of Bill Withers

    7-9pm

    The Bitter End
    147 Bleecker St, NYC

    Everybody loves Bill Withers.  But if you're like me, there are some "deep-cut" BW songs you might not know.  And, with his notoriously low profile in the scene, he hasn't performed live in decades.  Still Bill seeks to present Wither's music in a modern, straightforward context that let's the man's songs and classic arrangements shine without unnecessary adornment.  Put simply, we've assembled a list of Bill's hits and some lesser-known gems and a group of NYC's funkiest cats are going to deliver them to you in the comfort of the Bitter End.  Singer/guitarist Irving Louis Lattin is one of NYC's true blues & soul treasures and the rest of us are no slouches either.

    Irving Louis Lattin (vocals/guitar), Al Street (guitar), BP (keys), Andy Hess (bass), Ethan Eubanks (drums/MD)

  • Fri
    18
    Sep
    2015

    Bennett Paster Trio

    6-10pm

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

    My Friday evening trio residency continues in 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), Gary Wang (bass) and Anthony Pinciotti (drums)
  • Mon
    21
    Sep
    2015

    Bennett Paster Trio

    6-10pm

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

    It's Swingtime this Monday in the company of old friends at Hillstone. Join us for a drink, some spinach dip, steak or sushi, or just chill and listen as we play jazz standards, selections from the American songbook, original music and beyond at the Ranch. BP (piano), Gary Wang (bass) and Vinson Valega (drums)
  • Fri
    25
    Sep
    2015

    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)
  • Sun
    27
    Sep
    2015

    Ann Hampton Callaway's: This is Cabaret featuring Curtis Stigers and Christine Ebersole

    6-8pm

    Birdland
    315 W 44th St, NYC

    Live Radio Taping of: This is Cabaret - with hostess Ann Hampton Callaway

    Recasting cabaret as an emotionally engaging experience rather than a place, host Ann Hampton Callaway celebrates intimate performances and heartfelt songs from a variety of genres: jazz, Broadway, folk , singer-songwriter, the blues, and more….  With guests: Curtis Stigers & Christine Ebersole.  BP (piano), Martin Wind (bs), Tim Horner (dr)

    $30 plus a $10 food/drink minimum.  Click here for tickets.

  • Fri
    02
    Oct
    2015

    Bennett Paster Trio

    6-10pm

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

    My Friday evening trio residency continues in 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), Gary Wang (bass) and Jordan Perlson (drums)
  • Sun
    04
    Oct
    2015

    Anthony Pinciotti's Halcyon Jukebox

    9:30pm-12:30am

    55 Bar
    55 Christopher St, NYC

    Take a trip back in time to the glory days of 70's AM and 80's Soft-Rock radio with us.  The playlist includes hits made famous by Gerry Rafferty, Alan Parsons, Fleetwood Mac, Journey, The Who, Olivia Newton John, Carly Simon, Todd Rundgren, Michael Jackson, CSN, Michael McDonald and more!  Anthony Pinciotti (dr) with Joel Frahm (sax), BP (keys), Pete McCann (gtr), Gary Wang (bs) and Victoria Lecta Cave and Carolyn Leonhart (vox)

  • Fri
    09
    Oct
    2015

    Bennett Paster Trio

    6-10pm

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

    My Friday evening trio residency continues in 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), Crusty Quaver (bass) and Groovewood McNuffy (drums)
  • Fri
    16
    Oct
    2015

    Bennett Paster Trio

    6-10pm

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

    My Friday evening trio residency continues in 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), Crusty Quaver (bass) and Groovewood McNuffy (drums)
  • Fri
    23
    Oct
    2015

    Bennett Paster Trio

    6-10pm

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

    My Friday evening trio residency continues in 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), Crusty Quaver (bass) and Groovewood McNuffy (drums)
  • Fri
    30
    Oct
    2015

    Bennett Paster Trio

    6-10pm

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

    My Friday evening trio residency continues in 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), Crusty Quaver (bass) and Groovewood McNuffy (drums)
  • Thu
    05
    Nov
    2015

    Anthony Pinciotti's Halcyon Jukebox

    10pm-1am

    55 Bar
    55 Christopher St, NYC

    Take a trip back in time to the glory days of 70's AM and 80's Soft-Rock radio with us.  The playlist includes hits made famous by Gerry Rafferty, Alan Parsons, Fleetwood Mac, Journey, The Who, Olivia Newton John, Carly Simon, Todd Rundgren, Michael Jackson, CSN, Michael McDonald and more!  Anthony Pinciotti (dr) with Teddy Kumpel (gtr), BP (keys), Gary Wang (bs) and Victoria Lecta Cave and Carolyn Leonhart (vox)

  • Fri
    06
    Nov
    2015

    Bennett Paster Trio

    6-10pm

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

    My Friday evening trio residency continues in 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), Sinner Jim Whitney (bass) and Joe Strasser (drums)
  • Fri
    13
    Nov
    2015

    Bennett Paster Trio

    6-10pm

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

    My Friday evening trio residency continues in 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), Crusty Quaver (bass) and Willard Dyson (drums)
  • Fri
    20
    Nov
    2015

    Bennett Paster Trio

    6-10pm

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

    My Friday evening trio residency continues in 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), Crusty Quaver (bass) and Jordan Perlson (drums)
  • Mon
    23
    Nov
    2015

    Jim Whitney Group

    8-9pm

    Shapeshifter Lab
    18 Whitwell Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11215

    Join us at Brooklyn's coolest project room Shapeshifter Lab for an evening of original music by bassist/composer Jim Whitney.  Jim's broad-based instrumental music incorporates elements of jazz, rock, twelve-tone composition and the avant grade.  We recently recorded a set of his tunes at the Bunker Studio; this'll be our first time playing these tunes live.  Come Join us.  Elie Messias' band plays second.

    Jim Whitney (bs/composer), Nate Radley (gtr), BP (pno/rhodes), Eric Halvorson (drms)

  • Tue
    29
    Dec
    2015

    Bennett Paster Trio

    6-10pm

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

    My Friday evening trio residency continues in 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), Martin Wind (bass) and Groovewood McNuffy (drums)
  • Thu
    31
    Dec
    2015

    Jay Stollman Band

    8pm-1am

    River Cafe
    1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY
    (718) 522-5200

    Looking for an elegant place to spend New Years Eve?  Join the Jay Stollman Band at the swanky River Cafe for dinner and dancing at this classic Brooklyn restaurant with amazing skyline views of downtown Manhattan, splendid food and a fantastic Steinway piano.  Reservations required.  [SOLD OUT]