Friday, November 24th, 2017
The New Drum Battle
KENNY WASHINGTON vs. JOE FARNSWORTH
Joe Farnsworth [drums] Kenny Washington [drums] Gary Smulyan [baritone saxophone] Brian Lynch [trumpet] Mike LeDonne [piano] Clovis Nicolas [bass]
Sets at 7:00 PM, 9:00 PM & 10:30 PM followed by Patience Higgins & The Sugar Hill Quartet
Friday, November 24th, 2017
Saturday, November 25th, 2017
Sunday, November 26th, 2017
Monday, November 27th, 2017
Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
Wednesday, November 29th, 2017
Thursday, November 30th, 2017
Friday & Saturday, December 1 & 2, 2017
3 Night Engagement Friday - Sunday
Buster Williams “Sonething More” Quartet
Steve Wilson [saxophones] George Colligan [piano] Buster Williams [bass] Lenny White [drums]
Sets at 7:00 PM, 9:00 PM & 10:30 PM
followed by Patience Higgins & The Sugar Hill 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.
Smoke serves its Jazz Dinner menu 7 nights a week from 5:30pm to 10pm. The Jazz Dinner menu is available as a discounted Prix-Fixe Sunday-Thursday only.
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-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
Vincent Herring - "Hard Times"
With Hard Times, the master saxophonist supplies the perfect musical response to our troubled existence – part escape, part defiance; part lament, part laughter. Over the course of these 11 songs, Herring and his stellar band both sing the blues and shake them off in ways both healing and infectious.
Herring has convened his own boisterous and soulful cabinet for the occasion, featuring a core quartet with pianist Cyrus Chestnut, bassist Yasushi Nakamura, and drummer Carl Allen. The band is bolstered on roughly half the tracks by the horn section of trumpeter Brad Mason, saxophonist Sam Dillon, and trombone virtuoso Steve Turre. Guitar great Russell Malone casts his spell over two tracks, while the rich baritone of renowned vocalist Nicolas Bearde graces three tunes.
The selection of repertoire for Hard Times came down to a single principle: these are quite simply songs that Herring has loved over the years and have seen him through his own hard times - and he hopes his renditions will do the same for listeners. “All through my life, whenever I’ve had ups and downs, music has been the one thing that’s always kept it positive for me,” he says. “It’s always been something that I could come back to and dig into to lift my spirits. This record is meant to be fun, it’s meant to be uplifting, it’s meant to be something that people will want to listen to over and over again.”
Hard Times is available as a deluxe 8-panel CD Album and as a digital download (including Mastered for iTunes) and in 96kHz/24bit high resolution. It also has original photography by Jimmy Katz and liner notes by Shaun Brady.