Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
3 Night Engagement Thursday - Saturday
Wayne Escoffery Quartet
Wayne Escoffery [tenor saxophone] David Kikoski [piano] Ugonna Okegwo [bass] Kush Abadey [drums]
Sets at 7:00 PM, 9:00 PM & 10:30 PM followed by The Harlem Sessions hosted by Marc Cary
Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
Sunday, February 24th, 2019
Monday, February 25th, 2019
Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
Thursday, February 28th, 2019
Friday, March 1st, 2019
Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
Friday & Saturday, March 1 & 2, 2019
Jeremy Pelt [trumpet] Ralph Moore [tenor saxophone] Victor Gould [piano] Alex Claffy [bass] Willie Jones [drums]
Sets at 7:00 PM, 9:00 PM & 10:30 PM
followed by The Midnight Show with Johnny O’Neal
Smoke serves its Jazz Dinner menu 7 nights a week; Monday - Saturday from 5:00pm to 10:30pm, and Sunday from 3:00pm to 10:00pm. 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 almost 20 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 $42 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
Harold Mabern - "The Iron Man: Live at Smoke"
While it was captured over the course a single night, there’s a rich lifetime’s worth of music packed into The Iron Man: Live at Smoke. If it’s a slight overstatement to say that the album represents an autobiography in song, that’s only because 82-year-old jazz master Harold Mabern tells his story in every note that he plays. That’s as true of the melodies he’s been interpreting for more then half a century – as many of the tunes on The Iron Man are – as it is of the always inspired music that flows spontaneously from the great pianist’s fingers.
The Iron Man: Live at Smoke was recorded on the final night of a remarkable three-week residency, an annual holiday tradition at the renowned New York City club. Most of that 2017/18 run was dedicated to the music of John Coltrane and featured a host of invited guests to the bandstand. For this magical final performance, however, Mabern and his gifted, longstanding quartet – tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander, bassist John Webber, and drummer Joe Farnsworth – went it alone, vigorously swinging through well-loved tunes from throughout Mabern’s storied career.
Whether you listen to these two sets as representing a single special evening or 82 memorable years, there’s ample evidence that Harold Mabern deserves to be known as The Iron Man – a powerhouse player, a formative mentor, a revered survivor.