Saturday, May 25th, 2019
4 Night Engagement Thursday-Sunday
Miles Davis Celebration
Nicholas Payton [trumpet, 5/23, 5/24, 5/26] Jeremy Pelt [trumpet, 5/25] Larry Willis [piano] Vincent Herring [saxophone, 5/23, 5/25, 5/26] Ron Carter [bass, 5/23] Eric Alexander [saxophone, 5/24] David Williams [bass, 5/24, 5/25, 5/26] Al Foster [drums]
Sets at 7:00 PM, 9:00 PM & 10:30 PM followed by The Midnight Show with Johnny O’Neal
Saturday, May 25th, 2019
Sunday, May 26th, 2019
Monday, May 27th, 2019
Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
Thursday, May 30th, 2019
Friday, May 31st, 2019
Friday & Saturday, May 31 & June 1, 2019
3 Night Engagement Thursday - Saturday
Nicholas Payton Trio
Nicholas Payton [trumpet, piano & fender rhodes] Peter Washington [bass] Kenny Washington [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 $15 – $45 (please see event listing for details). Food and beverage minimums apply to all shows. Please see event listing for details as policies may change from show to show.
Do I need to make a reservation or purchase tickets in advance?We highly recommend that you make a reservation or purchase tickets for the set you'd like to see, either by calling Smoke after 5pm at 212-864-6662 or via this website. We do require that parties of 5 or more pre-purchase their tickets. For parties of 8 or more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about availability for a specific date and set.
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, then will 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 – Saturday, 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.
May we converse during the show?Smoke does have a quiet policy, and we request that conversation be kept to a minimum and voices kept to a whisper during the music set. If you would like to converse with your group, we advise that you come to the 7pm show, where you can have drinks, dinner and conversation before the set from 5pm-7pm.
Is there an age minimum to visit Smoke?We have no age minimum at Smoke. However, please be aware that you will have to reserve or purchase tickets for a table in the dining room (New York State law prohibits minors under the age of 21 from sitting at the bar) and any music charges and food/beverage minimums will apply to all guests.
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
Mary Stallings - "Songs Were Made To Sing"
With Songs Were Made to Sing, jazz vocalist Mary Stallings has crafted an exquisite collection of classic songs that reflect on a life well and passionately lived.
“It’s amazing how you can feel things in your heart and in your mind but not find the words to say them,” Stallings says. “So I pick tunes that seem to apply to me personally, and a story grows out of that.”
Stallings worked closely with master pianist David Hazeltine, who tailored the album’s vibrant arrangements to Stalling’s singular voice and to the stellar band that was assembled for the date, which brings together such greats as trumpeter Eddie Henderson, alto saxophonist Vincent Herring, bassist David “Happy” Williams, and drummer Joe Farnsworth. Percussionist Daniel Sadownick is added to the mix for Latin-tinged takes on “Lover Man” and “Lady Bird.”
“I’m going to be 80 years old and I’m very proud of it,” she announces. “I’m the product of everything that I’ve been through in my life, and that comes through in my music. My joy is getting on that stage and having people listen to my stories.”