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MILES DAVIS BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE, Buster Williams and More Come to Smoke Jazz & Supper Club in May


Besides ending May with the beginning of Smoke Jazz & Supper Club's month-long MiLes Davis Birthday tribute, we start May headliners with Buster Williams "Spanish Sun-Flamenco Rising" blending flamenco with jazz. Another new series at Smoke is our Wednesday new artist series, each week a different artist. Gregory Porter continues his Thursday residency at Smoke, and KJ Dennert starts the weekend off smoothly at our Saturday brunch shows. See details below.

SMOKE JAZZ & SUPPER CLUB is located 2751 BROADWAY @105 Street. For more information, visit

MAY 2012 Sets: Sunday – Thursday 7, 9, 10:30pm, 11:30pm ‘round midnight session (no cover), Fridays & Saturdays 8, 10, and 11:30pm ($30 Cover) 12:30 am ‘round midnight session (no cover), Brunch Saturday and Sunday 11:30am, 1pm & 2:30pm (no cover), Monday big band night (no cover charge)

Monday: big band night (no cover charge)
The SMOKE Big Band A 16-piece Jazz Orchestra directed by Bill Mobley
Jam Session (no cover charge) with John Farnsworth Quartet
John Farnsworth (tenor saxophone) • Mike LeDonne (piano) •Dwayne Burno (bass) • Joe Strasser (drums)

Tuesday: Hammond B3 organ grooves with The Mike LeDonne Quartet
Eric Alexander (tenor saxophone) • Peter Bernstein (guitar) • Mike LeDonne (B3 organ) • Joe Farnsworth (drums)
‘round Midnight Session: Dan Christensen Trio

Wednesday: New Artist Wednesdays; a new mid-week feature at Smoke.

May 2 - BarbAra Martinez
BarbAra Martinez (voice & dance) • Cristian Puig (flamenco guitar) •Gonzalo Grau (piano) • Sean Kupusa (electric bass) •Jose Moreno (percussion & dance)

May 9 - Pete Zimmer Quartet- "Prime of Life" CD Release
Pete Zimmer (drums) • George Garzone (tenor saxophone) • Peter Bernstein (guitar) • Peter Slavov (bass)

May 16 - Latin Jazz with Chris Washburne & SYOTOS

May 23 - Donald Edwards Quintet
Alex Sipiagin (trumpet) • Jaleel Shaw (alto saxophone) •Orrin Evans (piano) • Boris Kozlov (bass) • Donald Edwards (drums)

May 30 - TBA

‘round Midnight Session: Sam Raderman Trio

Thursday: Grammy nominated urban soul-jazz Vocalist Gregory Porter
Gregory Porter (voice) • Yoske Sato (saxophone) • Chip Crawford (piano) • Aaron James (bass), Emanual Harold (drums)
‘round Midnight Session: Jazz Meets Hip Hop

Friday: 'round midnight session with Ken Fowser Quintet

Saturday: Brunch: Songs with the KJ Denhert Trio
KJ Denhert (guitar & voice) • Etienne Stadwijk (piano) • Jennifer Vincent (bass)
'round Midnight Session with Johnny O'Neal & Friends

Sundays: Brunch: Harlem Jazz Vocalist Annette St. John and her Trio
Evening: blues & soul vocalist and guitarist (no cover charge)
The SaRon Crenshaw Band - SaRon Crenshew (guitar & voice) • Richard Lee (trumpet & flugelhorn) • Thomas Hutchings (tenor saxophone) • George Papageorge (organ & piano) Cliff Schmitt (bass) • Damon DueWhite (drums)


Friday & Saturday May 4 & 5

Buster Williams "Spanish Sun-Flamenco Rising"
Mark Gross (saxophone) • Adam del Monte (guitar) • George Colligan (piano) • Buster Williams (bass) •David Silliman (drums) • Gonzalo Grau (cajon)
Friday & Saturday May 11 & 12

Billy Harper Quintet
Friday & Saturday May 18 & 19

Willie Jones III Quintet
Stacy Dillard (tenor saxophone) • Warren Wolf (vibraphone) • Donald Vega (piano) • Dezron Douglas (bass) • Willie Jones III (drums)
Friday & Saturday May 25 & 26

“Miles 96” – MiLes Davis Birthday Celebration
Jeremy Pelt (trumpet) • Larry Willis (piano), • Buster Williams (bass) • Louis Hayes (drums)
MiLes Davis Birthday Celebration Begins (and continues throughout June)

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