Monday, October 24th, 2016
Philly Meets New York
Immanuel Wilkins Trio
Immanuel Wilkins [saxophone] Ben Tiberio [bass] Craig Weinrib [drums]
Sets at 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM
Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
Thursday, October 27th, 2016
Friday, October 28th, 2016
Saturday, October 29th, 2016
Sunday, October 30th, 2016
Monday, October 31st, 2016
Friday & Saturday, October 28 & 29, 2016
3 Night Engagement Friday - Sunday
Mike LeDonne’s 60th Birthday Quartet with special guest Al Foster
Vincent Herring [alto saxophone] Mike LeDonne [piano] John Webber [bass] Al Foster [drums]
Sets at 7:00 PM, 9:00 PM & 10:30 PM
followed by John Farnsworth Quartet
Smoke is particularly proud of its association with renowned chef Patricia Williams. Patricia's extraordinary culinary career includes stints at Sarabeth's Kitchen, City Wine & Cigar Company, Berkeley Bar & Grill, Butterfield 81, and Morrels. Her passion for cooking with fresh, seasonal ingredients is clear from her menu for Smoke.
Every Sunday from 11am - 4pm Executive Chef Patricia Williams welcomes you to our popular jazz brunch which features soulful Harlem jazz vocalist Annette St. John and her trio. This long running series has become a popular destination for regulars, jazz new comers and families with kids.
Check it out!
Smoke Jazz & Supper Club presents world-class jazz seven nights a week. Candlelit tables, plush velvet banquets, antique chandeliers, and an historic full-length bar create a real jazz vibe. Smoke also serves the perfect complement to classic jazz— soulful American cuisine. The room has seating for just over fifty, which ensures that every listener is close to the action. During Smoke's renovation, the primary focus was on creating an unparalleled room for music...and it shows. The acoustics are some of the best anywhere. Pianist David Hazeltine remarked, “I love playing this room. It’s rare that the piano can be heard as clearly as it is in this club.” Harold Mabern added, “It’s the best jazz club in the world.” In the 15 years since its opening, jazz has continued to thrive at 106th (aka Duke Ellington Boulevard) and Broadway and Smoke is adding a few new chapters of history to a location that has been host to a legendary jazz venue for over 40 years. Smoke was named “Best New Jazz Club” in 2000 by New York Magazine and has won the open table diner's choice awards for several consecutive years.
Is there an entrance fee to see music?Most feature shows are subject to a music charge while most late night shows are not. Music charges range from $9 – $45 (please see event listing for details). All tickets can be purchased on this website and we highly recommend that you do so. Food and Beverage minimums apply to all shows. Please see event listing for details as policies may change from show to show.
Why are some shows listed as dinner shows?The first two shows on most nights are dinner shows which means all tables are reserved for dining guests only. If you are not looking to have dinner during a dinner show you would be seated at the bar.
Do I have to order full dinner at a table or can we just share appetizers?The dinner sets during our featured artist shows (mostly Friday – Sunday, some exceptions apply—see event listing for detail) have a minimum purchase of one entree per person. But feel free to order appetizers and desserts in addition to your main course, and yes, feel free to share those if you like. The minimum purchase on Prix Fix nights (mostly Sunday – Thursday, some exceptions apply—see event listing for details) is $38 per person so the 3-Course Jazz Dinner Prix Fix is a great way to enjoy the full menu at a discount and cover the minimum purchase at the same time.
Some of your shows list a music charge and a $10 minimum. Can we use the $10 minimum towards food or is this a drink minimum?You may cover your minimum any way you like: food, drinks or a combination of the two, and please remember that our kitchen is open until 1:00am nightly and 2:00am Fridays and Saturdays.
May we stay for more than one set?Each reservation is for one set only. But if we have room we may be able to make an exception. It never hurts to ask and we certainly appreciate your enthusiasm for the music.
Smoke Jazz & Supper Club is located at
2751 Broadway between 105th and 106th Streets
The closest subway stop is 103rd Street on the one train. The closest bus lines are the M60, M7, and M104.
SMOKE SESSIONS RECORDS CD RELEASE
PIANIST / COMPOSER ORRIN EVANS’ THIRD ALBUM FOR SMOKE SESSIONS RECORDS, #knowingishalfthebattle, delivers the kind of edge-walking spontaneity that is familiar to anyone who’s ever seen him perform live. It is a raw, electrifying date that teams him with a pair of renowned guitarists who are also, not coincidentally, native sons of Evans’ own hometown of Philadelphia: Kevin Eubanks and Kurt Rosenwinkel. Invigorated by a thrilling sense of looseness and in-the-moment invention—an “anything could happen” vibe—the recording draws visceral performances from the full ensemble, but especially from the two six-string wizards that join in for the session. Orrin also features the latest in a long line of inspired rhythm sections, bassist Luques Curtis and drummer Mark Whitfield, Jr., along with up-and-coming saxophonist Caleb Wheeler Curtis and a longtime collaborator, vocalist M’Balia.
#knowingishalfthebattle shows Evans coming to terms with what he’s learned over his years on and off the bandstand—and more importantly, how to make use of that knowledge. The answer he’s come to involves letting go, forgetting what’s been learned and trusting the instincts that come along with it. By inviting such virtuosic musicians into his world, he’s asking them to do the same and making new discoveries through a collective act of forgetting.
In Orrin’s words: “When you let go of everything that you’ve been taught, the possibilities of what can happen on the bandstand are endless.”