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Stride Jazz Pianist Mike Lipskin Plays Smalls Club NYC 5/24


Join Mike Lipskin, jazz stride pianist in a rare NYC appearance at Smalls Jazz Club Monday May 24, 7:30- -9 PM. The club is located at 183 W 10th Street NY NY 10014. (Near Christopher St.)

Mike Lipskin, internationally known jazz pianist has been performing Stride jazz and writing songs in this style for 40 years. He's played Carnegie Hall, Davies Symphony Hall, New Port Jazz Festival, and Lincoln Center Jazz appeared in the American Public Television documentary about his teacher,
Willie "the Lion" Smith, and the academy award nominee "Great Day In Harlem." He has 6 recording on Buskirk Records. For many years he was a producer at RCA Records, New York.

Smalls was created in 1993 by jazz impresario Mitch Borden, a former nurse and the son of an art-gallery owner. The originAl Smalls was a raw basement space that quickly became the late-night hangout for a multi-generational assortment of jazz musicians. Many masters such as Frank Hewitt, Tommy Turrentine, Bubba Brooks, Jimmy Lovelace and Herman Foster made their final homes at Smalls and shared their musical legacy with an eager and dedicated younger crowd. Many of the well-known musicians of the current jazz scene cut their teeth at Smalls during this period. The list of musicians who played at Smalls at that time is enormous and includes such luminaries as: Brad Mehldau, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Josh Redman, Brian Blade, Sam Yahel, Roy Hargrove, Peter Bernstein, Mark Turner, Omer Avital, Jason Linder, Sasha Perry, Chris Byars, Ari Roland, Ned Goold, William Ash, Zaid Nasser, Spike Wilner, Grant Stewart, Larry Goldings, Joe Magnarelli, Guillermo Klein and Norah Jones among many, many others.

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