WELCOME TO SMOOTH JAZZ NEW YORK, YOUR HOME FOR CONCERTS AND SMOOTH JAZZ CRUISES
The Sideman Sessions
February 1st, 8:00PM
Join us for an exclusive affair: The Sideman Sessions at Mr Cannon
Thursday February 1
Jordan Young (drums)
with George PapaGeorge (organ) and Will Bernard (guitar)
Friday February 2
Matt Chertkoff Trio
Saturday February 3
Matt Chertkoff Trio
featuring Kyle Koehler (organ)
Mr. Cannon can be hard to find (it is a Speakeasy, after all) so in order to get there, follow the cobblestone path of the South Street Seaport and you’ll see an alley off Front Street called Cannon’s Walk. Look for the black door and ring the blue lit doorbell.
More Info at BZPNY.com
Thursday, on drums
In the last 15 years drummer Jordan Young has been making a name for himself as one of the premier jazz drummers in New York City. He has performed and recorded as sideman for many top jazz artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Peter Bernstein, Vic Juris, and Ben Monder to name a few. Jordan has recorded three albums as a leader. His debut recording entitled “The Jordan Young Group” was self released in 2010.“Cymbal Melodies” (2013) and “Jazz Jukebox” (2016) were both released on the Posi-Tone record label. These recordings met with critical acclaim. In addition, 2016 saw Jordan complete the prestigious Artist Diploma program at The Juilliard School which traveled around the globe representing the school.
Currently, Jordan leads a successful organ trio that has toured internationally and performs steadily in and around the New York City area. Jordan also has an active private teaching studio based in Brooklyn, NY.
Thursday, on organ
George Papageorge is a blues, jazz, funk and rock organist, keyboard player based in New York City. First acitve in the early 1990s, Papageorge toured, recorded, and co-wrote music for soul singer Mighty Sam McClain and soul-jazz guitar legend Melvin Sparks, among many others. Always delivering energetic performances both on stage and on over 25 recordings, Papageorge has supported the most soulful and driven artists as a sideman. 2015 introduced Papageorge’s debut recording “Snowstorm Blues” with guitarists Randy Johnston and Matt Chertkoff and drummers Vince Ector and Brian Floody.
Thursday, on guitar
Guitarist Will Bernard has played and recorded on an international level since 1989. Since then, Bernard has participated in a host of boundary stretching groups, ranging from jazz, hip-hop and world music to experimental music, with many stops in between.
Bernard broke out as a bandleader in 1998 with the release of “Medicine Hat” (Antilles/Polygram), showcasing his expert chops and flair for funky, bottom-heavy soul-jazz. He then followed up with two self produced albums (“Motherbug” and “Directions To My House”), before making two albums on Palmetto Records (“Party Hats” and “Blue Plate Special”). “Party Hats” garnered a nominated for a Grammy Award in 2008 for best contemporary jazz album.The all-star “Blue Plate Special” includes performances by Stanton Moore, Andy Hess and John Medeski. In 2011, Bernard released an organ trio record titled “Outdoor Living” to positive reviews with his own genre-bending style.
Bernard’s last two albums are on Posi-tone records “Just Like Downtown” (Posi-Tone 2013) which features John Ellis on tenor sax and bass clarinet, Brian Charette on organ, and Rudy Royston on drums and “Out and About” (2016). which features Ben Allison, Allison Miller, Brian Charette and John Ellis. These recordings demonstrates Bernard’s roots in straight-ahead jazz and more traditional styles as well as funk and free wheeling improv.
Matt started playing the guitar at age 11. He studied privately and decided to further his studies at University of Miami. Upon graduation in 1991 with a jazz guitar degree, Matt immersed himself in the Miami’s vibrant music scene participating in the varied styles for which that city is known. Working most nights of the week in local clubs, he also made TV and record appearances. Subsequently Matt decided to move to New York and concentrate on Jazz.
He has performed or recorded with Fathead Newman, Grady Tate, Curtis Lundy, Bobby Forrester, John Colianni, Cecil Brooks, Bernie Worrell, Percy Sledge and Lester Chambers. He has also appeared on international TV shows on Telemundo and Nippon networks. He appeared on jazz week top 20 Cd’s Cecil Brooks Hot Dog, Craig Handy and Second Line Smith and Adam Scone’s I Scream Scone. Recent appearances include Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, East Coast Jazz Festival, Pittsburgh Jazz Festival, Markham Jazz Festival, Burghausen Jazz Festival. The Blue Note in Milan, Porgy and Bess and Dizzy’s at Lincoln Center.
Saturday, on organ
SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING EVENTS
Click to view more about each event:
- August 7
Smooth Cruise: The Stylistics