Friday, September 21st, 2018
Steve Turre Quintet
Smoke Sessions Records CD Release
Steve Turre [trombone & shells] Ron Blake [tenor saxophone] Isaiah Thompson [piano] Buster Williams [bass] Willie Jones III [drums]
Sets at 7:00 PM, 9:00 PM & 10:30 PM followed by Vanisha Gould Quartet
Friday, September 21st, 2018
Saturday, September 22nd, 2018
Sunday, September 23rd, 2018
Monday, September 24th, 2018
Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
Thursday, September 27th, 2018
Friday & Saturday, September 28 & 29, 2018
Eddie Henderson “Be Cool” Quintet
Eddie Henderson [trumpet] Donald Harrison [saxophones] Peter Zak [piano] Essiet Essiet [bass] Mike Clark [drums]
Sets at 7:00 PM, 9:00 PM & 10:30 PM
followed by The Midnight Show with Johnny O’Neal
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.
Smoke serves its Jazz Dinner menu 7 nights a week from 5:00pm to 10:30pm. The Jazz Dinner menu is available as a discounted Prix-Fixe Sunday-Thursday only.
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-Fixe nights (mostly Sunday – Thursday, some exceptions apply—see event listing for details) is $38 per person so the 3-Course Jazz Dinner Prix-Fixe 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 $20 minimum. Can we use the $20 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 11:00pm nightly and 12:00am 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
Steve Turre - "The Very Thought of You"
The thought of Steve Turre inevitably conjures the image of a dauntless virtuoso. Over the course of a remarkable career spanning more than five decades, Turre has proved time and time again that he’s one of the foremost masters of the trombone, able to steer his challenging instrument through breakneck turns and imaginative leaps at dizzying speed.
On The Very Thought Of You, Turre shows off a less celebrated side of his brilliant artistry: his moving, heartfelt way with a ballad. Luxuriating in timeless melodies and swathed in lush strings, Turre makes his horn sing with delicate lyricism and subtle beauty. Of course, the irrepressible trombonist can’t help but unleash his fiercely swinging side, peppering his ballad set with a few pulse-quickeners here and there.
The Very Thought Of You features a stellar quartet ideal for a session that calls for a light touch combined with the soul-stirring depth of feeling that Turre brings to everything that he plays. Turre is joined by pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Buster Williams, and Willie Jones III, supplemented on four of the pieces by a string octet conducted by veteran arranger Marty Sheller. An outstanding pair of guests, legendary tenor saxophonist George Coleman and guitar great Russell Malone, both lend their breathtaking mastery to the music as well.
“There’s a challenge to playing ballads on any instrument,” Turre admits. “It’s not about showing off; it’s about trying to play beautiful, to touch somebody with your sound and with your phrasing. The reason I wanted to do it is because I’ve never done it before. I’ve done so many records where I play fast and complicated. It was time to play ballads.”
The Very Thought of You is available as a double gatefold vinyl LP, an 8-panel CD digipak album and as a digital download (including Mastered for iTunes) in 96kHz/24bit high resolution. The album features original photography by John Abbott and liner notes by Phillip Lutz.