Concert Calendar

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2024

  • Sat
    13
    Jan
    2024

    Loyales Capricorn Party

    8-11pm

    Superfine
    126 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    Join us at this groovy DUMBO, Brooklyn restaurant/bar for comfort food, New Mexico Hatch green chile, drinks and more. The Loyales with many special guests from Loser’s Lounge will jam out to classic rock & soul, R&B as we celebrate Capricorn songwriters and folks with January birthdays.

    Milton (vox/gtr), Julia Joseph (vox), Martin Kearton (gtr), Bennett Paster (keys), Jeremy Chatzky (bass), Clem Waldmann (drums), Andy Gravish (trumpet), Justin Flynn (tnr).

    Special Guests may include Robert Weiss (drums/perc), Ereni Sevastri (vox), Katia Floreska (vox), Paige Seigwardt (vox) and more!

    Reservations suggested.  (718) 243-9005  superfine.nyc

  • Thu
    25
    Jan
    2024

    Yacht Lobsters @ Sellersville Theater

    8-10pm

    Sellersville Theater
    24 West Temple Avenue
    Sellersville, PA 18960

    The Yacht Lobsters sail the waves of the butteriest Soft Rock of the 70s and early 80s. Their big sound recreates – and at times reimagines – the studio mastery of retro-rock icons like Steely Dan, the Doobie Brothers, Hall & Oates, Toto, etc.

    Founded by the visionary team behind Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution, the Lobster roster features NYC’s finest professional musicians who have played together for decades.

    https://www.st94.com/events/yacht-lobsters/

  • Sat
    27
    Jan
    2024

    [BP SUBBED OUT] Ethan Eubanks' Detroit Grease

    5-7:30pm

    Groove
    125 MacDougal St, NYC

    Apologies, but due to a work conflict I won’t be performing with Detroit Grease on Sat 1/27/24.  They’ll still be playing at Groove, so please go check them out!  Classic organ trio swing, boogaloo and funk in the heart of the Village!

    Ethan Eubanks drums, TBA organ, Pete Smith guitar

  • Sun
    28
    Jan
    2024

    Debbie Deane, Jim Whitney & Bennett Paster

    3-6pm

    Hometown BBQ
    454 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY

    Original Music, Joni, Jazz and beyond (plus tasty BBQ) with Kensington’s finest trio of musical friends:

    Debbie Deane (vocals), Jim Whitney (bass) and Bennett Paster (keys)

  • Tue
    13
    Feb
    2024

    Bennett Paster Trio @ Mezzrow

    Sets at 7:30 and 9pm

    Mezzrow
    163 W 10th St, NY

    Music at the crossroads of Beauty & Groove, brought to you by the Bennett Paster Trio.  Mezzrow is NYCs premier piano trio room offering an intimate listening environment and featuring a fantastic Steinway.

    Bennett Paster (piano), Gary Wang (bass) & Tony Mason (drums)

     

    Reservations recommended

  • Sun
    03
    Mar
    2024

    Bennett Paster Trio @ The Django

    9:30pm-12am

    The Django
    2 6th Avenue, in The Roxy Hotel, Cellar Level
    New York, NY 10013

    The Django is a Paris-inspired jazz venue & cocktail bar under the Roxy Hotel in TriBeCa, with vaulted ceilings.  Food and drinks available. Join us for an evening of original music and standards, Stevie tunes and whatever else strikes our fancy.  Bennett Paster (piano), Gary Wang (bass) & Tony Mason (drums).

    $25/person plus 2-drink minimum

    Reservations recommended!

  • Thu
    07
    Mar
    2024

    Lily White Quintet

    9-10PM

    Shapeshifter Lab
    837 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

    NEW LOCATION!

    Original, broad-based melodic jazz with composer and tenor saxophonist Lily White and her band.  Check out our new album Daughter of Fortune wherever you stream fine music.

    Lily White (tenor/compositions), David Smith (trumpet), BP (piano), Jim Whitney (bass), Rob Garcia (drums)

  • Mon
    25
    Mar
    2024

    Bennett Paster Trio with Vanessa Trouble

    Sets at 7 and 8:30pm

    LouLou
    176 8th Ave (@ 18th St), NYC

    Monday nights just got fun again!  Singer/Songwriter and M.C. John Thomas and The Intermission Room  present Jazz and Cocktails at LouLou, a fab French restaurant in Chelsea with a “hidden” speakeasy below. Join us for jazz, standards and original music in a improvisational, cool setting.  

    Bennett Paster (pno), Gary Wang (bs), Joe Strasser (dr), Vanessa Trouble (vox)

    $15, food available, full bar

    Presented by The Intermission Room.  Click for Tickets.

     

  • Fri
    05
    Apr
    2024

    Jim Whitneys Trip Around the Sun

    8-11pm

    Barbés Brooklyn
    376 9th St, Park Slope, BK

    Celebrate Jim Whitney’s birthday with us at this Park Slope favorite bar/venue.

    Jim Whitney (bass, compositions), Bennett Paster (keys), Brad Shepik (guitar), Adrian Harpham (drums)

  • Mon
    08
    Apr
    2024

    Bennett Paster Trio featuring Vanessa Trouble

    Sets at 7 and 8:30pm

    Adelaide's Salon (at LouLou)
    176 8th Ave (@ 19th St), NYC
    (Look for the vintage Coke machine door)

    Monday nights just got fun again!  Singer/Songwriter and M.C. John Thomas and The Intermission Room  present Jazz and Cocktails at Adelaide’s Salon a “hidden” speakeasy below LouLou French restaurant. Join us for jazz, standards and original music in an improvisational, cool setting.  

    Bennett Paster (pno), Gary Wang (bs), Tony Mason (dr), Vanessa Trouble (vox)

    $15 TICKETS ONLINE ONLY, food available, full bar

    Presented by The Intermission Room.  Click for Tickets.

     

  • Sun
    28
    Apr
    2024

    Karl Wenninger Memorial

    8:30-10PM

    Shapeshifter Lab
    837 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

    NEW LOCATION!

    Join us as we celebrate our dear departed brother, guitarist, composer, servant to the community and friend: Karl Wenninger at this memorial.  It’ll feature: Live music, Art-making space, Yummy appetizers and Open mic story-sharing with laughter and tears!  We’ll play Karl’s music from his band Wake Up Call, which I was in in the late 90s, when I first arrived in NYC.

    Arun Luthra (tenor/sop), Dave Pietro (alto), Ryan Keberle (tbn), Bennett Paster (piano), Gary Wang (bass), Jim Whitney (bass), Scott Neumann (drums)

    Memorial Service for friends and family begins at 7pm: Friends RSVP and more info and RSVP here.

    Musical Performance begins at 8:30pm, FREE and open to the public, no RSVP required

    Karl Wenninger Memorial GoFundMe

  • Fri
    17
    May
    2024

    Diego Voglino, Gary Wang and Bennett Paster

    7-10pm

    The 1803
    82 Reade St, NYC

    Elevated Cajun-Creole food and drinks served in a New Orleans’s French quarters-inspired restaurant, featuring live music by drummer Diego Voglino and his trio.

  • Mon
    20
    May
    2024

    Bennett Paster Trio featuring Tim Armacost

    Sets at 7 and 8:30pm

    Adelaide's Salon (at LouLou)
    176 8th Ave (@ 19th St), NYC
    (Look for the vintage Coke machine door)

    Monday nights just got fun again!  Singer/Songwriter and M.C. John Thomas and The Intermission Room  present Jazz and Cocktails at Adelaide’s Salon a “hidden” speakeasy below LouLou French restaurant. Join us for jazz, standards and original music in an improvisational, cool setting featuring prolific saxophonist, composer and author of the Jazz Saxophone Book: Tim Armacost!

    Tim Armacost (tnr sax), Bennett Paster (pno), Gary Wang (bs), Joe Strasser (dr)

    $15 TICKETS ONLINE ONLY, food available, full bar

    Presented by The Intermission Room.  Click for Tickets.

     

  • Sun
    26
    May
    2024

    Ricky Tinelli Sextet

    7-8:30pm

    The Bitter End
    147 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012

    If you like Sinatra, swing and Standards, I guarantee you’ll love singer Ricky Tinelli.  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 panache.

    Ricky Tinelli (vocals), Ethan Eubanks (drums), Bennett Paster (piano), Tony Scherr (bass), Matt Owens (trumpet), Dan Block (tenor)

    Tickets $35 at bitterend.com

  • Mon
    03
    Jun
    2024

    Bennett Paster Trio featuring Carolyn Leonhart

    Sets at 7 and 8:30pm

    Adelaide's Salon (at LouLou)
    176 8th Ave (@ 19th St), NYC
    (Look for the vintage Coke machine door)

    Monday nights just got fun again!  Singer/Songwriter and M.C. John Thomas and The Intermission Room  present Jazz and Cocktails at Adelaide’s Salon a “hidden” speakeasy below LouLou French restaurant. Join us for jazz, standards and original music in an improvisational, cool setting featuring my trio with special guest vocalist Carolyn Leonhart.

    Carolyn Leonhart (vox), Bennett Paster (pno), Gary Wang (bs), Tony Mason (dr)

    $15 TICKETS ONLINE ONLY, food available, full bar

    Presented by The Intermission Room.  Click for Tickets.

     

  • Mon
    17
    Jun
    2024

    Bennett Paster Trio featuring Melissa Stylianou

    Sets at 7 and 8:30pm

    Adelaide's Salon (at LouLou)
    176 8th Ave (@ 19th St), NYC
    (Look for the vintage Coke machine door)

    Monday nights just got fun again!  Singer/Songwriter and M.C. John Thomas and The Intermission Room  present Jazz and Cocktails at Adelaide’s Salon a “hidden” speakeasy below LouLou French restaurant. Join us for jazz, standards and original music in an improvisational, cool setting featuring vocalist Melissa Stylianou.

    Melissa Stylianou (vox), Bennett Paster (pno), Gary Wang (bs), Tony Mason (dr)

    $15 TICKETS ONLINE ONLY, food available, full bar

    Presented by The Intermission Room.  Click for Tickets.

     

  • Sun
    23
    Jun
    2024

    Bennett Paster Trio @ The Django

    9:30pm-12am

    The Django
    2 6th Avenue, in The Roxy Hotel, Cellar Level
    New York, NY 10013

    The Django is a Paris-inspired jazz venue & cocktail bar under the Roxy Hotel in TriBeCa, with vaulted ceilings.  Food and drinks available. Join us for an evening of original music and standards, Stevie tunes and whatever else strikes our fancy.  Bennett Paster (piano), Gary Wang (bass) & Joe Strasser (drums).

    $35/person plus 2-drink minimum

    Reservations recommended!

  • Sat
    13
    Jul
    2024

    The Loyales @ Croton on the Hudson

    7-9pm

    Senasqua Park
    2 Elliott Way, Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520

    Classic Rock, Soul, R&B, Country, and so much more with the Loyales at this lovely outdoor summer concert series.  (Moved to 7/13 due to rain.)

    https://www.crotononhudson-ny.gov/summerconcerts

  • Mon
    15
    Jul
    2024

    Bennett Paster Trio featuring Peter Bernstein

    8-11pm

    Adelaide's Salon (at LouLou)
    176 8th Ave (@ 19th St), NYC
    (Look for the vintage Coke machine door)

    I’ve long loved guitarist Peter Bernstein because he seems to have a direct connection between his melodic imagination and his instrument. His lines sing to me in a way that makes perfect sense- there’s no finger wiggling, no practicing on the bandstand, just pure, heartfelt melody delivered with deep swing. I’m honored to welcome his a special guest with my trio for this one night only event.

    Peter Bernstein (guitar), Bennett Paster (pno), Gary Wang (bs), Tony Mason (dr)

    Free, no cover.  Food and drink available.

    Presented by The Intermission Room.  Click for Free Reservations