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Since February 2018, I have been producing jazz vocalist concerts in Harlem’s clandestine little sometimes club, Gin Fizz. It’s the perfect hideaway for an intimate night of live music but it has limited space. The shows have been very well received and our roster of killer performers such as Brianna Thomas, Emily Braden, Lynette Washington, Jenn Jade, Boncellia Lewis, Lucy Yeghiazaryan, and Seydurah Avecmoi have made this a Sell Out weeks in advance of the shows. Not a bad problem to have, but a problem nonetheless.
The Zinc Bar in Greenwich Village has come to the rescue, offering more space and a great vibe and sound system. Back in the heyday of modern jazz this space was called Cinderella’s and featured Billie Holiday and Thelonious Monk. Now I am proud to keep the tradition going by offering great vocals and instrumentalists on the first Tuesday of every month. The wonderful vocalist and funky flautist, Melanie Charles, is up next on June 5th and tickets are only $25 for two sets. Trumpeter, Shareef Clayton, has put together a killer band and I can’t wait to share this ensemble with you all.