• 6 HD Cameras
  • Audiophile Sound
  • World Class Artists
  • Safely Produced

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REOPENING UPDATE

 

Dear Smoke Family,
We are thrilled to share with you that SMOKE has received a Shuttered Venue Operators Grant, a grant that guarantees--since being closed to in-club audiences since March 2020--that we will be reopening and presenting some of the best live music on the planet at 106th Street and Broadway!
We are relieved and grateful and have so many to thank: The Senators and Representatives who wrote and passed the bill; the Small Business Administration (SBA) who managed the applications and awards; the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) who guided and advocated for us; and, most importantly, everyone who sustained us with letters, phone calls and support over the last 16+ months. It means the world to us! These funds will allow us to pay off some of our debt and offset the tremendous losses we accumulated during the shutdown.
But it is also a special moment, after so much COVID suffering and loss, that our elected officials have recognized that music, the performing arts, and even small independent jazz clubs are worth saving and deserve the pandemic assistance that often seems reserved for financial institutions and big businesses.
There is more good news from SMOKE. We have been in discussions for the last four years or so about adding two adjacent and vacant storefronts to the club and are in the process of combining these spaces. When the need to provide more separation between patrons at our famously cozy club became a requirement, we knew we would need extra space to re-open and remain viable. Fortunately, our landlord was especially supportive of that plan throughout the pandemic and worked closely with us to ensure that SMOKE was able to survive the extended shutdown. We feel very fortunate to have had them as a partner during this difficult time for small businesses!
We believe that we will not only be able to provide a safer club environment but an overall improved listening and viewing experience. Since the club has been closed, we were able to undertake some of these renovations without disrupting the music. Unfortunately, as sometimes happens in New York City, the work is a little behind schedule and we won’t be able to reopen immediately. We are coming back and better than ever, but it is going to have to wait just a little longer. It isn’t easy for us to be patient either but we believe (and hope you will, too) that it will be worth the wait.

 

Paul & Molly

SMOKE SCREENS presents: **ENCORE RESTREAM** - the bill charlap trio

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****ENCORE RESTREAM****

Bill Charlap (piano)
Peter Washington (bass)
Kenny Washington (drums)
Bill Charlap leads his long running piano trio in a pair of restreamed concerts. Known as a master interpreter of American popular song, Time says, “No matter how imaginative or surprising his take on a song is, he invariably zeroes in on its essence.” Charlap has performed with many leading artists of our time from Phil Woods and Tony Bennett to Gerry Mulligan and Wynton Marsalis and led this trio since 1997. The Guardian explains, “As a unit, this must be one of the best piano trios ever, and certainly as instantly recognisable as any of its great predecessors. Charlap’s touch on the keyboard is light, almost stealthy, even when playing full chords, but always firm, clear and beautifully articulated. With the spirited support of bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington (famously unrelated), the total effect is just perfect.”

 

SMOKE SCREENs Livestream Concert Series

each show is available for on-demand streaming for 48 hours in every time zone!

 

Smoke Screens is the streaming concert series safely produced LIVE at Smoke Jazz Club. Featuring six HD cameras, audiophile sound, and a stellar program of world-renowned jazz artists, Smoke Screens delivers an unsurpassed listening and viewing experience to jazz lovers around the world. Currently, the two weekend sets are streamed live at 8pm (20:00) in New York and are available for purchase and streaming for 48 hours after each performance for listening and viewing opportunities in any time zone. Stream the set at your convenience. While these performances might not replace a night at a jazz club, they offer an essential new way to experience great music!

All livestreams are indeed performed and streamed live. On the occasion where we present a pre-recorded show, it will be titled as a restream.

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Smoke...known for its intimacy in person was well recreated online, with the best sound this reviewer has (virtually) heard thus far and no less than six camera angles.”– Andrey Henkin, The NYC Jazz Record

Don't Miss This Special Performance and Opportunity to Support Musicians and Live Music in New York City!

How It Works

The performances will be delivered via a safe, secure, and private YouTube stream. Simply purchase a streaming pass (click here) and you will receive an e-mail to a locked and secure pre-event screen. A countdown clock will show when your event codes will be revealed. After the code is revealed, another clock will show the live stream start time.

Helpful Tips

  • If you are having trouble locating and using your link, please email support@instantseats.com. Please do not call Smoke for technical support-InstantSeats issues the streaming passes.
  • We highly recommend that you listen on speakers or wired headphones as wireless headphones or Bluetooth devices could cause a delay between audio and video.
  • For best streaming quality we recommend Safari, Chrome or Firefox browsers, not Internet Explorer.
  • Internet speed can also effect the quality of the stream. Avoid having multiple windows open during the live stream. Sometimes clearing your cache and restarting your device can help.
  • If you didn’t receive your purchased streaming pass, please check your spam folder.
  • If you can't locate your streaming pass, please contact support@instantseats.com
  • Note that each stream (Friday & Saturday) will be available for 48 hours in all time zones.

All bands and personnel are subject to change without notice.

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This weekend with Smoke Screens Livestream Concert Series: A special encore re-stream of the Bill Charlap Trio featuring Peter Washington (bass) and Kenny Washington (drums), this Friday, August 6 & Saturday, August 7 at 8pm ET!Purchase your streaming pass: bit.ly/30KMQxC** Each Show Is Available For On-Demand Streaming for 48 hours worldwide!

This weekend with Smoke Screens Livestream Concert Series: A special encore re-stream of the Bill Charlap Trio featuring Peter Washington (bass) and Kenny Washington (drums), this Friday, August 6 & Saturday, August 7 at 8pm ET!

Purchase your streaming pass: bit.ly/30KMQxC

** Each Show Is Available For On-Demand Streaming for 48 hours worldwide!
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Men in black at Smoke!! That's a great band for sure! Peter and Kenny Washington brothers...

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From Smoke Sessions Records: New music! The title track from Renee Rosnes upcoming album Kinds of Love featuring Chris Potter, Christian McBride, Carl Allen and Rogerio Boccato is out today!Listen on Spotify now: spoti.fi/3rTEpvX

From Smoke Sessions Records: New music! The title track from Renee Rosnes' upcoming album "Kinds of Love" featuring Chris Potter, Christian McBride, Carl Allen and Rogerio Boccato is out today!

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This weekend with Smoke Screens Livestream Concert Series: A special encore re-stream of the Russell Malone Quartet featuring Rick Germanson (piano), Vincent DuPont (bass) and Neal Smith (drums) this Friday, July 30 & Saturday, July 31 at 8pm ET!Purchase your streaming pass: bit.ly/30KMQxC** Each Show Is Available For On-Demand Streaming for 48 hours worldwide!

This weekend with Smoke Screens Livestream Concert Series: A special encore re-stream of the Russell Malone Quartet featuring Rick Germanson (piano), Vincent DuPont (bass) and Neal Smith (drums) this Friday, July 30 & Saturday, July 31 at 8pm ET!

Purchase your streaming pass: bit.ly/30KMQxC

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Dear Russel, how lovely you look, Hoping to see you in Norway soon, Going to listen to you,

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Russel Malone is the finest guitar player today. I first heard him with Dianah Krall

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SMOKE SESSIONS RECORDS CD RELEASE

Orrin Evans - "The Magic of Now"

"A whirlwind of perpetual buoyancy and boundless risk aversion...Evans and company play it full tilt and then some."
-- Mike Jurkovic, All About Jazz

"This is 'in the moment' jazz at its best." 
-- Jim Hymes, Glide Magazine

"'The Magic of Now' shows us how much magic is left in the traditional jazz quartet formulation." 
-- Jim Tolan, The Big Takeover

"The interplay between the four is so incandescent that it’s hard not to marvel at the magic of being in the moment."
-- J.D. Considine, JazzTimes

On his new album, The Magic of Now, pianist Orrin Evans leads a multi-generational cohort of A-list partners – first-call New York bassist Vicente Archer; iconic drummer Bill Stewart; and the dynamic 23-year-old alto saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins – in a riveting set of music. From the first note to the last, this quartet, convening as a complete ensemble for the first time, displays the cohesion and creative confidence of old friends. Together, they apply their collective mojo to three Evans originals, three heretofore unrecorded songs by Wilkins, and a two-song opening medley featuring music by Stewart and the late great pianist Mulgrew Miller generating an eight-piece program that exemplifies state-of-the-art modern jazz.

The Magic of Now is Evans’ sixth album on Smoke Sessions Records, and the 20th of the 46-year-old pianist-composer’s luminous career. Recorded in the midst of the upheavals set in motion by the COVID-19 pandemic, this latest document of Evans’ kaleidoscopic artistic journey coincides with several self-generated sea changes in his life. Perhaps the most significant change being his decision to leave the popular trio The Bad Plus after three rewarding years to refocus his time and energy on his own multiple musical projects.

“People have had to make adjustments and be reborn to a certain extent,” Evans says by way of explaining the title. “We’re past the point where we didn’t know what was going on or what the future would look like. Now we’re settling into what our ‘new normal’ will be, embracing the magic of now and the shape of what will happen next.”

Available Now.
Get Your Copy Today!

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