Maye’s stellar past includes a string of classy RCA albums in the ’60s and a nearly unequaled number of Tonight Show appearances, but this husky-voiced, earthy belter has never sounded better than she does now. In her latest engagement at F/54, the newly nonagenarian singer shares Great American Songbook favorites, including a medley from My Fair Lady and a smattering of holiday songs. Beyond her remarkable energy and musical acuity, the astonishing Maye has a bone-deep comfort that imbues familiar songs with fresh simplicity, truthfulness and power.
Maria Schneider has a handsome collection of Grammys, and the accolades are well deserved: This protégée of the late bandleading/arranging genius Gil Evans fronts the most polished modern jazz orchestra on the planet, a vehicle for her lush, intricate and refreshingly accessible works. Catch her at this annual Thanksgiving engagement.
When polymathic pianist Moran approaches a subject, he dives deep. Previous projects interpreted the work of piano greats Thelonious Monk and Fats Waller, the latter with lively performances billed as dance parties that connected Waller’s stride style to modern funk and fusion sounds. Featuring bandmates bassist Tarus Mateen and drummer Nasheet Waits, his latest exploration delves into the work of bandleader and WWI lieutenant James Reese Europe (1880–1919), a black music innovator whose life was cut short when he was stabbed in the neck by his drummer. At this annual Thanksgiving-week stand at one of jazz’s most revered temples, the Vanguard, expect Europe’s ragtime and early-jazz compositions to inform the trio’s engaging, historically minded modernism. Jason Moran discusses the legacy and lore of the Village Vanguard
The ever-compelling Annie Clark hits town behind MASSEDUCTION, her fifth solo studio album as St. Vincent. According to Clark's mock press conference, delivered via Facebook Live, love is "literally the only point" of the album (trust that it'll contain all the dizzying highs and devastating lows that that entails). In short, you're in for a real barn burner.
Mosher is one of those talents you need to see to believe: warm, funny, biting, ferociously committed. In her biweekly series at the brand-new Birdland Theater, she invites a gaggle of performers from Broadway and beyond to show their talents. Guests at the November 20 edition include the Skivvies, Michael Longoria, Carly Oliva, Zachary Riopelle, Ladybugs, Michael West, David Perlman and Natalie Weiss.
Return to the East Village of yore at this charming variety night, hosted by all-star chanteuse Catherine Cohen and piano marvel Henry Koperski. Take your chance to see Cohen and her armada of all-star buddies for free while you still can.
Another season, another set of reasons to celebrate pop's most enduring, influential bard. His recent output includes his 38th studio album (Triplicate, in which Dylan extends his recent excavation of jazzy, classic cover songs) and the 14th volume of his Bootleg series, which unearths a trove of gems from his acclaimed Blood on the Tracks sessions. There's no reason to expect anything other than business as usual at these shows, though: a raspy-voiced trawl through one of America's signature songbooks, driven by the mystical momentum of Dylan's beloved bluesy folk song forms.
When the clock strikes midnight at the McKittrick on Fridays, the club kids take over. Enter the sublime nightlife fantasy of downtown icon Susanne Bartsch, at which she welcomes circus performers, drag divas, burlesque stars and beyond to unleash their most avant-garde creations onstage. She's joined by a rotating cast that includes Joey Arias, Amanda Lepore, Shequida, Murray Hill, Dirty Martini and Perle Noire.
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This group of Copenhagen youngsters channeled its messy, impassioned postpunk into a remarkable fourth LP, Beyondless. The record incorporates danceable rock and Springsteen–by-way-of–Velvet Underground flourishes. On November 27, NYC noise rockers A Place to Bury Strangers open. Read about more Iceage's Beyondless