Thursday, March 5th, 2015
Sets at 7:00 PM, 9:00 PM & 10:30 PM followed by Nickel and Dime OPS
Friday, March 6th, 2015
Saturday, March 7th, 2015
Sunday, March 8th, 2015
Monday, March 9th, 2015
Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
Friday & Saturday, March 6 & 7, 2015
3 Night Engagement Friday - Sunday
Buster Williams Quartet
Bruce Williams [alto saxophone] Eric Reed [piano] Buster Williams [bass] Carl Allen [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.
Please be aware that if you intend to make a Friday reservation for Restaurant Week you also have to purchase tickets for the show.
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
“I DON’T LIKE TO WRITE IN ALL OF THE NOTES,” says legendary trumpeter Eddie Henderson with a laugh, ”Miles always said, ‘just write a sketch and let all the musicians fill in.’ He’d say, ‘A collective portrait is better than a self portrait.’” It was advice that resonated with a young Eddie Henderson who, even after 40-something years, still relies on it as a primary organizing principle for his music. Eddie is someone who thrives on—requires really—a group that embodies the risk-taking and creative freedom that Miles encouraged and for Collective Portrait he has chosen some of the very best: Gary Bartz, George Cables, Doug Weiss and Carl Allen. Eddie says that he knew “instinctively” that this combination would have just the musical chemistry he wanted. Eddie, George and Gary have been making music together since the 1970s when he was still based in California and having them together again, he decided to revisit some of this Blue Note Records “hits” from that era, some of which have been famously sampled in recent years by acid jazz and hip hop artists. With updated arrangements, they breathe new life into “Sunburst,” “Dreams,” “Morning Song,” and “Beyond Forever.” They also delve into some of the iconic works of the hard-bop trumpet canon—“Gingerbread Boy,” “Zoltan” and “First Light”—giving Eddie an opportunity to put his personal stamp on these works made famous by Miles, Woody Shaw and Freddie Hubbard respectively. Of course, no one today plays a ballad quite like Eddie Henderson and there are several memorable ones in this set including “Together,” which Eddie’s wife, Natsuko wrote for him in celebration of their 20 years together. Collective Portrait is available for purchase as an 8-panel deluxe CD album complete with 2,000-word artist interview and additional photos, as a Mastered for iTunes download with digital booklet or as an audiophile 96khz/24bit digital download.