Monday, March 30th, 2015
Captain Black Big Band
Conducted by Orrin Evans
Sets at 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM
Monday, March 30th, 2015
Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
Friday, April 3rd, 2015
Saturday, April 4th, 2015
Sunday, April 5th, 2015
Friday & Saturday, April 3 & 4, 2015
3 Night Engagement Friday - Sunday
Tia Fuller Quartet
Tia Fuller [saxophone] Shamie Royston [piano] Mimi Jones [bass] Rudy Royston [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
STEVE TURRE, ONE OF THE WORLD’S PREEMINENT JAZZ INNOVATORS releases Spiritman, his debut recording for Smoke Sessions Records. It’s something of a back-to-basics project for Turre who says, “It’s the first record I’ve done in a long time that really focuses on my trombone playing.” It also employs an ideal foil in saxophonist Bruce Williams whose timbre on soprano and alto is a perfect match for the trombone. Spiritman features several of Turre’s new compositions including “Trayvon’s Blues” a poignant, moving, jazz tone poem; “Bu” the record opener dedicated to his mentor Art Blakey; “Funky Thing” written for the Saturday Night Live Band; and “Nangadef” written for Senegalese percussionist Abdou Mboup and featuring Chembo Corniel on congas. His spirited rendition of Miles Davis’ “All Blues” begins with his own mystical “Spiritman“ played on shells. It’s a piece he performed to open the UN’s International Jazz Day concert in Osaka, Japan in 2014. This “All Blues” introduction is also the first recording of a newly developed technique where Turre plays into a piano with the pedal down and the strings open. The shell’s sound vibrates the open strings creating an ethereal, mystical, but acoustic sound. The rest of the band, Xavier Davis, Gerald Cannon, and Willie Jones III, know just what Turre wants and needs from a rhythm section and they help deliver this unforgettable music that also includes swinging standards and classic ballads. It’s music designed to make you feel better. As Turre explains in his thoughts about this recording and music in general, “Music is about giving and about searching. Without spirit, music is just notes.” It’s a philosophy of life and music that continues to produce inspired results. Spiritman 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.