Late-night music residencies
Catch one of these regular gigs after dark each week.
Sun Jan 9 2011
Loston Harris Trio
Harris has been jamming on his piano for the past eight years at this swank spot. Bemelmans Bar (at the Carlyle Hotel), 35 E 76th St at Madison Ave (212-744-1600, thecarlyle.com). Tue--Thu 9:30pm--12:30am; Fri, Sat 9:30pm--1am; bar stool $20, table $30.
Mr. Stein plays the kind of dirty blues that might help you shed some blues of your own. He's on from 11pm until, in his own words, "I run outta tunes, the bar closes, or the cops get called." Banjo Jim's, 700 E 9th St at Ave C (212-777-0869, banjojims.com). Sun 11pm, one drink minimum per set.
The Dred Scott Trio
Pianist Dred Scott & Co. play jazz breezy enough to get your toes tapping, yet eccentric enough to tease your brain. The long-running residents have played here every Tuesday for five years and counting. Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen St between E Houston and Stanton Sts (212-477-4155, rockwoodmusichall.com). Tue midnight, one-drink minimum.
Source With Abdoulaye Diabat
Dance at this West African party fueled by sax, congas and the Fula flute. Zinc Bar, 82 W 3rd St between Sullivan and Thompson Sts (212-477-9462, zincbar.com). First Friday of the month 10:15pm; $10.
Vanguard Jazz Orchestra
When a band's been playing weekly for more than 40 years, you know it's good. This 16-piece keeps mowing them down with its woodwinds and flgelhorns. Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Ave South at 11th St (212-255-4037, villagevanguard.com). Mon 11pm, $20 plus one drink minimum.—Drew Toal