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2018

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  • Fri
    05
    Jan
    2018

    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 play original music, jazz and standards, Stevie and Beatles tunes and more at the Ranch. Jeff Hanley (bass) and Tony Mason (drums)
  • Tue
    09
    Jan
    2018

    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 play original music, jazz and standards, Stevie and Beatles tunes and more at the Ranch. Crusty Crotchett (bass) and Groovewood McNuffy (drums)
  • Fri
    12
    Jan
    2018

    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 play original music, jazz and standards, Stevie and Beatles tunes and more at the Ranch. Gary Wang (bass) and Ethan Eubanks (drums)
  • Fri
    19
    Jan
    2018

    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 play original music, jazz and standards, Stevie and Beatles tunes and more at the Ranch. Gregory Ryan (bass) and Vinny Sperrazza (drums)
  • Fri
    26
    Jan
    2018

    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 play original music, jazz and standards, Stevie and Beatles tunes and more at the Ranch. Ed Howard (bass) and Joe Strasser (drums)
  • Fri
    02
    Feb
    2018

    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 play original music, jazz and standards, Stevie and Beatles tunes and more at the Ranch. Crusty Cotchet (bass) and Paul Wells (drums)
  • Wed
    07
    Feb
    2018

    Nikki Richards: jazz vocals

    8:30-11pm

    Bar Lunatico
    486 Halsey Street, Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, NY

    Nikki Richards is a gifted singer who performs jazz and Standards.  Join us at Brooklyn's hippest spot to listen to music, eat and drink.

    Nikki Richards (vocals), BP (keys), Matt Pavolka (bass), Ethan Eubanks (drums/MD)

  • Fri
    09
    Feb
    2018

    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 play original music, jazz and standards, Stevie and Beatles tunes and more at the Ranch. Jeff Hanley (bass) and Joel Rosenblatt (drums)
  • Fri
    16
    Feb
    2018

    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 play original music, jazz and standards, Stevie and Beatles tunes and more at the Ranch. Crusty Crotchett (bass) and Alex Kautz (drums)
  • Fri
    23
    Feb
    2018

    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 play original music, jazz and standards, Stevie and Beatles tunes and more at the Ranch. Crusty Crotchett (bass) and Groovewood McNuffy (drums)
  • Thu
    08
    Mar
    2018

    Ethan Eubank's Detroit Grease

    9pm-midnight

    Rockwood Music Hall, Bar above Stage 3
    185 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

    Funky organ trio with Al Street (guitar), BP (organ) and Ethan Eubanks (drums)

  • Fri
    09
    Mar
    2018

    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 play original music, jazz and standards, Stevie and Beatles tunes and more at the Ranch. Edward Perez (bass) and Eric Halvorson (drums)
  • Fri
    16
    Mar
    2018

    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 play original music, jazz and standards, Stevie and Beatles tunes and more at the Ranch. Leo Traversa (bass) and Joel Rosenblatt (drums)
  • Thu
    22
    Mar
    2018

    Ethan Eubank's Detroit Grease

    9pm-midnight

    Rockwood Music Hall, Bar above Stage 3
    185 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

    Funky organ trio with Al Street (guitar), BP (organ) and Ethan Eubanks (drums)

  • Fri
    23
    Mar
    2018

    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 play original music, jazz and standards, Stevie and Beatles tunes and more at the Ranch. Gary Wang (bass) and Ethan Eubanks (drums)
  • Fri
    30
    Mar
    2018

    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 play original music, jazz and standards, Stevie and Beatles tunes and more at the Ranch. Jim Whitney (bass) and Tony Mason (drums)
  • Fri
    06
    Apr
    2018

    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 play original music, jazz and standards, Stevie and Beatles tunes and more at the Ranch. Jim Whitney (bass) and Alex Kautz (drums)
  • Sat
    07
    Apr
    2018

    Michael Veal

    8:30pm

    West End Lounge
    955 West End Ave, NYC, @ 107 St

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Yale Professor/Author/Composer/Soprano Saxophonist/Bassist Michael Veal is a truly multifaceted creative force.  Join us for this evening of his music featuring both composition and improvisation, featuring jazz sextet plus strings improvising with loops of samples by Karlheinz Stockhausen.

    Sponsored by the Coloumbia University Center for Jazz Studies

    Featuring: Michael Veal, Sam Newsome, Matthew Clayton, Bennett Paster, Jason DiMatteo, Tiffany Chang, Carmel Raz, Frank Vacin, Tomeka Reid & Tailz

  • Sun
    08
    Apr
    2018

    Ricky Tinnelli

    8-9pm

    Rockwood Music Hall (stage 2)
    196 Allen St, NYC 10002

    If you like Sinatra, swing and Standards, I guarantee you'll love singer Ricky Tinnelli.  Come enjoy an evening of your favorites sung "smack dab in the middle" by a guy who really believes in the songs and delivers them with aplomb.

     

    Ricky Tinnelli (vox), BP (piano), Matt Pavolka (bass) & Eric Halverson (drums)

  • Fri
    13
    Apr
    2018

    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 play original music, jazz and standards, Stevie and Beatles tunes and more at the Ranch. Ed Howard(bass) and Joe Strasser (drums)
  • Fri
    20
    Apr
    2018

    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 play original music, jazz and standards, Stevie and Beatles tunes and more at the Ranch. Crusty Crotchet (bass) and Willard Dyson (drums)
  • Fri
    11
    May
    2018

    PS 130 Music Festival

    6:15-8:15pm

    PS 130 Upper School, 4th Floor Auditorium
    713 Caton Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11218

    The PS 130 PTA Music Committee is proud to present the Third Annual PS 130 Music Festival, a community celebration featuring parent musicians from PS 130.  With musical styles ranging from Appalachian to Latin, traditional Hebrew song to Russian folk, rock and R&B to jazz, reggae and musical theater, the PS 130 Music Festival will be a musical celebration of our diverse neighborhood and school community.

    The 5/11 Festival Parent Performance line-up will feature PS 130 parent and faculty performers, both professional and amateur musicians including: JD Allen, Elijah Allen, Gael Allen, Jacob Arnold, Alex Basson, Allieson Book, Graham Brice, JD Davids, Debbie Deane, Michael Devellis, Aleksandra Kameneva, Josh Levine, Christine Long Gabel, Emma Graves, Paul LaPlaca, Joe Maximo, Larry May, Susan May, Jill Montagna, John Montagna, Gretchen Nealon, Robby O'Sullivan, Bennett Paster, Don Rodríguez Gómez Rosa, LaFrae Sci, Simeon Seigel, Ben Struck, Deidre Rodman Struck, Eleanor Taylor, Philippa Thompson, Carol Wei, Jim Whitney, and Eldad Zvulun, plus guest house drummer Scott Neumann.

    Admission Free!  All donations benefit the PS 130 PTA which supports music and arts programming at the school.

  • Wed
    16
    May
    2018

    Jim Whitney CD Release Party

    7-9pm

    55 Bar
    55 Christopher St, Manhattan

    Join us at the venerable 55 Bar as we celebrate the release of my longtime friend and colleague Jim Whitney's debut CD: Dodecahedron.  We'll be playing some of the hits from the album, plus a few newer Whitney originals.  The music is contemporary jazz;  broad-based, challenging and unique.  We've assembled the band from the recording- I love playing with these guys and I predict a great evening of creative music-making.

    Jim Whitney - bass & compositions
    Eric Halvorson - drums
    Nate Radley - guitar
    Bennett Paster - keyboards

  • Fri
    18
    May
    2018

    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 play original music, jazz and standards, Stevie and Beatles tunes and more at the Ranch. Jim Whitney (bass) and Mark McLean (drums)
  • Fri
    25
    May
    2018

    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 play original music, jazz and standards, Stevie and Beatles tunes and more at the Ranch. Ed Howard (bass) and Paul Wells (drums)
  • Thu
    31
    May
    2018

    Ethan Eubank's Detroit Grease

    9pm-midnight

    Rockwood Music Hall, Bar above Stage 3
    185 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

    Classic jazz organ trio with Al Street (guitar), BP (organ) and Ethan Eubanks (drums)

  • Fri
    01
    Jun
    2018

    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 play original music, jazz and standards, Stevie and Beatles tunes and more at the Ranch. Matt Pavolka (bass) and Diego Voglino (drums)
  • Fri
    08
    Jun
    2018

    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 play original music, jazz and standards, Stevie and Beatles tunes and more at the Ranch. Peter Brendler (bass) and Jay Sawyer (drums)
  • Fri
    15
    Jun
    2018

    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 play original music, jazz and standards, Stevie and Beatles tunes and more at the Ranch. Gary Wang (bass) and Ethan Eubanks (drums)
  • Fri
    22
    Jun
    2018

    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 play original music, jazz and standards, Stevie and Beatles tunes and more at the Ranch. Crusty Crotchet (bass) and Groovewood McNuffy (drums)
  • Thu
    28
    Jun
    2018

    Ethan Eubank's Detroit Grease

    9pm-midnight

    Rockwood Music Hall, Bar above Stage 3
    185 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

    Classic jazz organ trio with Al Street (guitar), BP (organ) and Ethan Eubanks (drums)

  • Fri
    29
    Jun
    2018

    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 play original music, jazz and standards, Stevie and Beatles tunes and more at the Ranch. Ed Howard (bass) and Groovewood McNuffy (drums)
  • Sun
    22
    Jul
    2018
    Fri
    27
    Jul
    2018

    Stanford Jazz Workshop: Residency

    Braun Music Center
    471 Lagunita Drive
    Stanford, CA 94305

    For more than 30 summers I've spent time performing, teaching and learning at the West Coast's premiere jazz educational gathering: the Stanford Jazz Workshop.  I'll be in residency teaching masterclasses, leading ensembles and performing.  If you are looking for a place to hone your jazz skills, make some new friends and connections and hear an astounding festival of concerts, please consider joining us!  Full details at stanfordjazz.org

  • Thu
    26
    Jul
    2018

    Remembering Ndugu featuring Patrice Rushen

    7:30pm

    Campbell Recital Hall
    471 Lagunita Drive
    Stanford, CA 94305

    Remembering Ndugu: A musical send-off for one of the greatest drummers ever.
    Stanford Jazz Festival
    Thursday July 26, 2018 7:30pm


     

     

     

     

















    Gregory Ryan, Ndugu Chancler and me (early 2000s?)

    When Leon “Ndugu” Chancler passed away earlier this year, the world lost one of the greatest drummers in music. His contributions to pop and funk are legendary, from Michael Jackson’s iconic “Billy Jean” and records with Lionel Richie and Donna Summer, to the deeply funky “Let It Whip” by the Dazz Band and equally grooving collaborations with keyboardist George Duke. His jazz credentials are no less impressive, including projects with Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk, Jean-Luc Ponty, Weather Report, Santana, Frank Sinatra and many others.

    For over 20 years, Ndugu was an essential and much beloved member of the Stanford Jazz Workshop faculty, generously sharing his vast experience with SJW students. For many of these years I had the privilege of learning from him and of teaching alongside him during this Summer workshop.  The music we played ran the gamut from straight ahead jazz, to my original music- Latin jazz swing, groove and beyond, songs by Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock and Weather Report, and Blues Nights with Ruth Davies, Keb Mo, Henry Butler, Houston Person and more.  Every time we shared the bandstand Ndugu raised the level of the musical dialectic.  Playing with him was like being fueled by a nuclear reactor. Hearing him teach and talk about his career was like a direct line to the tradition and the future of jazz simultaneously.  I'm proud to have called him a friend, and I truly miss his smile, his encyclopedic knowledge of the tradition, his profound reverence for music and his deep groove.

    At this special concert, members of the SJW faculty will celebrate our personal and musical connections to and memories of Ndugu over the years.  We're especially honored to have Ndugu’s close friend and associate, legendary keyboardist Patrice Rushen joining us for this show.  


    Bennett Paster, keyboards
    Patrice Rushen, keyboards

    With:

    Carmen Staaf: Keyboards
    Allison Miller, Ana Barreiro, Mike Mitchell, Miles Labatt: Drums & Percussion
    David Yamasaki: Guitar
    Josh Thurston Milgrom, Rob Kohler, Aneesa Strings: Bass
    Ben Flocks, Lynn Speakman, Jessica Jones, Kris Strom, Steven Lugerner: Woodwinds
    Victor Lin: Violin
    Natalie John, Aneesa Strings, Valerie Troutt: Vocals

    Click here for tickets

     

  • Fri
    03
    Aug
    2018

    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 play original music, jazz and standards, Stevie and Beatles tunes and more at the Ranch. Matt Pavolka (bass) and Scott Neumann (drums)
  • Thu
    09
    Aug
    2018

    Ethan Eubank's Detroit Grease

    9pm-midnight

    Rockwood Music Hall, Bar above Stage 3
    185 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

    Classic jazz organ trio with Al Street (guitar), BP (organ) and Ethan Eubanks (drums)

  • Fri
    10
    Aug
    2018

    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 play original music, jazz and standards, Stevie and Beatles tunes and more at the Ranch. Matt Pavolka (bass) and Joe Strasser (drums)
  • Fri
    17
    Aug
    2018

    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 play original music, jazz and standards, Stevie and Beatles tunes and more at the Ranch. Sam Weber (bass) and Mark Ferber (drums)
  • Fri
    24
    Aug
    2018

    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 play original music, jazz and standards, Stevie and Beatles tunes and more at the Ranch. Leo Traversa (bass) and Rob Garcia (drums)
  • Fri
    07
    Sep
    2018

    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 play original music, jazz and standards, Stevie and Beatles tunes and more at the Ranch. David Ambrosio (bass) and Ethan Eubanks (drums)
  • Tue
    11
    Sep
    2018

    Teddy Sings Patsy

    Doors 6:30pm, Show 8pm

    City Winery, NYC
    155 Varick St
    New York, NY 10013


    Teddy Thompson sings the Patsy Cline songbook.  Why?  Because Teddy is awesome and the songs are timeless classics and we love them!  Ethan Eubanks is proud to present this special evening of classic country sung by one of today's most unique and interesting singer/songwriters.  Join us!  Reservations highly recommended.  [SOLD OUT!!  Call the box office and beg.]

    Teddy Thompson - vocals,
    Matt Beck - guitar
    Ben Butler - guitar
    Bennett Paster - keyboards
    Richard Hammond - bass
    Ethan Eubanks - drums, MD