The Best Jazz Shows in NYC This Month

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Jamie Baum

Jamie Baum Septet +
Jamie Baum casts a spell on flute and alto flute and leads a vibrant septet that probes every detail of her ingenious compositions. In This Life (Sunnyside), her first release since 2008, brings together French horn, bass clarinet, killing rhythm section and other elements in a visceral statement inspired by recent journeys in South Asia. Maria Schneider's Orchestra is the big draw this month at Jazz Standard, but don't miss Baum and her inspired crew in the same room on November 19. (Baum's trumpeter, Amir ElSaffar, celebrates his new Pi release Alchemy at the Jazz Gallery on November 2.)

Marco Cappelli Acoustic Trio
Departing from the nutty surf guitar of The American Dream (Mode), Italian virtuoso Marco Cappelli returns to the beguiling sound of his modified nylon-string axe on Le Stagioni Del Commissario Ricciardi (Tzadik), with music inspired by the detective novels of Maurizio De Giovanni. At Nublu on November 12, and again at ShapeShifter Lab on November 21, Cappelli and his trio mates (bassist Ken Filiano, percussionist Satoshi Takeishi) will take you on a hell of a journey.

Chris Dingman
For years, vibraphonist Chris Dingman has lent a rippling, airy sound to the wizardly compositions of Steve Lehman (Jazz Gallery, Nov. 8). But Dingman's 2012 opus Waking Dreams signaled the arrival of an imaginative leader in his own right, able to rally today's top players to his cause. His new nature-inspired suite, soon to be recorded, is The Subliminal and the Sublime, which he'll premiere at SubCulture on November 23 with a sterling sextet: guitarist Ryan Ferreira, saxophonist Loren Stillman, pianist Fabian Almazan, bassist Linda Oh and drummer Justin Brown.

Ryan Keberle's Catharsis
Indispensable to some of today's best big bands when he's not touring with the likes of Sufjan Stevens, trombonist Ryan Keberle has also pursued a unique brass-centered sound with his own groups. Catharsis, lean and powerful with a front line of trombone and trumpet (Mike Rodriguez) and an adroit rhythm section (bassist Jorge Roeder, drummer Eric Doob), debuted earlier this year with Music Is Emotion. On November 20 at SEEDS, perhaps Brooklyn's most intimate room, they'll add vocalist Camila Meza to the mix. Guitarist Dave Miller and his trio share the bill.

Fred Hersch & Julian Lage
Piano master Fred Hersch can thrive in any setting, but there's something about his poetic approach to the duo. This year alone he's given us Only Many (CAM Jazz) with trumpeter Ralph Alessi and Free Flying (Palmetto) with 25-year-old guitar sensation Julian Lage. At the Blue Note on November 25-27, Hersch and Lage do their intricate, unpredictable thing. But also keep an eye on the great Jim Hall, one of Lage's heroes, who plays Jazz at Lincoln Center's Allen Room on November 22 and 23.

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Location Info


The Cell Theater

338 W. 23rd St., New York, NY

Category: General

Smalls Jazz Club

183 W. 10th St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

60th St. & Broadway, New York, NY

Category: General

Central Park

72nd St. Mid Park, New York, NY

Category: General

Jazz Gallery

1160 Broadway, New York, NY

Category: Music

Cornelia Street Café

29 Cornelia St., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Jazz Standard

116 E. 27th St., New York, NY

Category: Music


62 Ave. C, New York, NY

Category: Music

ShapeShifter Lab

18 Whitwell Place, New York, NY

Category: Music


45 Bleecker St., New York, NY

Category: Music


617 Vanderbilt Ave., New York, NY

Category: Music

Jazz at Lincoln Center, Appel Room

33 w. 60th St., New York, NY

Category: Music

Blue Note

131 W. 3rd St., New York, NY

Category: Music

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