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

Streaming in Living Color from Smoke Jazz Club!

SMOKE SCREENs Livestream Concert Series

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

 

Smoke Screens is the new 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!

SMOKE SCREENS presents:the wayne escoffery quartet

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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26 - SUNDAY FEBRUARY 27 / LIVE STREAMED / 8PM EST

Wayne Escoffery (tenor saxophone)
Peter Bernstein (guitar)
Ugonna Okegwo (bass)
Johnathan Blake (drums)

 

“Every time he plays, saxophonist Wayne Escoffery brings a sense memory that includes early days in the church choir in New Haven, Connecticut; the wisdom and watchful eye of the legendary Jackie McLean; time spent with The Mingus Big Band, Ron Carter and Tom Harrell.
– Gary Walker, WBGO.org

 

Saxophonist Wayne Escoffery leads an exquisite quartet—with guitarist Peter Bernstein, bassist Ugonna Okegwo and drummer Johnathan Blake--to help celebrate his birthday belatedly (It’s February 25th.) Escoffery was a protégé of the great Jackie McLean and he faithfully channels his former mentor’s powerful approach. All About Jazz says, “Not since the works of bassist Charles Mingus and saxophonist John Coltrane has there been music so charged with emotion and so engulfed in spirituality” with Stereogum adding “the leader’s playing has thoughtfulness and muscle in equal measure.” In recent years, he’s released a series of acclaimed recordings including last year’s The Humble Warrior.

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 UPDATE

Dear Smoke Family,

After reviewing the latest COVID-19 infection rate numbers in NYC as well as information on tracing clusters to gatherings, restaurants and bars, we feel it is time for us to temporarily close Smoke’s dining pods effective immediately and until the situation improves. The health and the safety of our staff, our musicians and our community at large is of highest priority to us. We are small business owners but we are also members of the community, neighbors and parents.
The fact that schools are closing because of the pandemic while bars and restaurants remain open is a tough one to justify. We were personally (like many of you) sheltered in for 15+ weeks earlier on this year. We want to do everything in our power to prevent us from having to go back to that place as a city.

It pains us to make this difficult call, and we realize it will mean loss of income for us and our team members which threatens our livelihood; but we currently feel that we can’t in good conscience remain open and serve our community safely. We also realize that the colder weather will make outdoor dining difficult and indoor dining not only just doesn’t sound like a safe idea, yet, it also seems that indoor dining will have to end soon.

While this is clearly not the news we were hoping to share, we feel more optimistic about the future now that there is positive vaccine news on the horizon. We know that live jazz has healing powers and can cure many things but COVID-19 is not one of them, and because of that we think it’s time to be extra careful and patient so that we can weather this storm safely and welcome you all back as soon as possible. We will certainly re-evaluate on a weekly basis and keep you updated!

In the meantime, please know that we will continue livestreaming music every Friday and Saturday night at 8pm. You can purchase livestream passes at smokejazz.com.
Until then please stay healthy and safe. Thank you for your continued support, it means the world to us!

Paul & Molly

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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Happy Birthday to the one and only Wayne Escoffery! Leave your best wishes for him in the comments below and be sure to check out his livestream from the club this Friday and Saturday night!

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From Smoke Sessions Records: We are excited to announce the release of Vincent Herrings latest album Preaching to the Choir featuring Cyrus Chestnut, Yasushi Nakamura and Johnathan Blake!Pre-order goes live later this week so check back for details!

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This week on Smoke Screens Livestream Concert Series: The Wayne Escoffery Quartet featuring Peter Bernstein, Ugonna Okegwo, and Johnathan Blake LIVE from New York on Friday, Feb. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 27 at 8pm ETPurchase your streaming pass: bit.ly/30KMQxC** Each Show Is Available For On-Demand Streaming for 48 hours worldwide!

This week on Smoke Screens Livestream Concert Series: The Wayne Escoffery Quartet featuring Peter Bernstein, Ugonna Okegwo, and Johnathan Blake LIVE from New York on Friday, Feb. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 27 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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SMOKE SESSIONS RECORDS CD RELEASE

Eric Reed - "For Such A Time As This"

For more than three decades as one of the most influential and beloved jazz musicians, Eric Reed has recorded close to 30 accomplished leader albums showcasing his virtuosic chops, intellectual clarity, unwavering will to swing, and ability to refract and coalesce a wide range of musical, spiritual, and personal influences into a single stream of consciousness. Perhaps the most personal of them all is For Such a Time as This, a powerful and uplifting program framed by the realities of global pandemic anxiety, persistent racism and racial injustice, and an acrimonious, fraught Presidential election season.

It was in Los Angeles in early 2020, when the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic triggered a city-wide shutdown, that Reed began to conceive For Such A Time As This to be recorded in L.A. with local musicians. By the end of June, he was ready and had assembled a gifted, young quartet to record a set of recently penned originals, carefully chosen standards, old chestnuts, and, as he has done regularly over the past 15 years, some restorative Gospel selections.

Assembled for this session, the group—drum virtuoso Kevin Kanner, Australia-born bassist Alex Boneham, tenor and soprano saxophonist Chris Lewis—nonetheless displays the chemistry of a long-established band. Reed’s original composition “Make Me Better,” is sung by the soulful Henry Jackson, who “puts a fine point on everything I’m hoping and wishing for—that I will be made better by this experience, and that I will encourage other people to be better as well.”

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