Announcing the line up for APAP 2018
Please join us for the annual 2 Great Days of Jazz in the New York Suite on Saturday January 13 and Sunday January 14, 2018. We are presenting 23 of the finest jazz artists beginning at 10 AM and ending at 8:30 PM both days. We are located on the 4th floor of the New York Hilton and we look forward to meeting you when you swing by the suite. Please say hello to Pat Rampolla and I as we host this marathon of jazz artists and their amazing talents. We know you will find the perfect fit for your venue whether it's a PAC, Museum, School, Club or Festival. Jazz is America's gift to the world and we have been presenting it for the past 15 years! This year we've gone and done it again, we've extended our jazz showcase series to Monday, January 15th we will be at NuBlu with some fantastic artists at one of the coolest new venues in NYC. This is by reservation only!
Award winning jazz singer, songwriter and arranger, Audrey Silver has a "voice like pure sterling. Her phrasing is exquisite, her clarity and enunciation on par with the great Jo Stafford and her breath control-a talent so often, and so wrongfully, overlooked-rivals Sinatra's." Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes
Emerging artist, Kristina Koller will perform original songs and progressive arrangements of standards from her debut album, "Perception, " highlighting her broad range of musical interests and dexterity..
"Brianna Thomas may well be the best young straight-ahead jazz singer of her generation." (Will Friedwald, Wall Street Journal)
Shirazette & Sonic Wallpaper
Sonic WallPaper band, le.d by New York's diverse composer/drummer Shirazette Tinnin, is a juicy ear-gasmic world, fusing jazz, hip-hop and R&B inspired rhythmic experience all in one.
ALLAN HARRIS (The Genius of Eddie Jefferson)
Multi award-winning jazz vocalist Allan Harris brings us "The Genius of Eddie Jefferson" just in time to celebrate the creator of Vocalese's 100th year anniversary. The new album was recorded with renowned jazz pianist Eric Reed and his trio. They will be performing songs like Moody's Mood for Love, Body & Soul, Jeannine, Filthy McNasty and more. Book this historic program for your 2018 Season..
Described as "beautiful, highly-relatable music, " Rochelle Rice's thrilling vocals, gorgeous compositions, and undeniable stage presence sparkle against a woven tapestry of jazz-centric contemporary pop and new soul.
Allison Adams Tucker
Four Stars from Downbeat "world jazz with urbane cool." Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker journeys into new territory with jazz driven songs and stories that span countries and genres in 6 languages.l
Drawing on influences of Nat King Cole, Oscar Peterson and Ray Charles, pianist and vocalist Ben Paterson leads his trio through a set of hard swinging jazz and blues classics..
This will be an outstanding jazz quartet performance from his latest cd and will feature new arrangements of standards.
"In one performance, California-born, New York-based vocalist Shayna Steele unleashes enough voltage to light up the West End." - London Jazz Times
4:00 PM Sam Reider
The Human Hands Project
Award-winning pianist, accordionist, composer and singer, Sam Reider (Silver City Bound, CDZA Jon Batiste and Stay Human) leads the Human Hands, a collective of virtuoso jazz and bluegrass musicians from Brooklyn who have developed a cultish following and a reputation of mind bending sets of high energy improvised music.
Ron King Quartet
A dynamic jazz quartet featuring the compositions and arrangements of the well known GRAMMY-nominated trumpeter and flugelhornist Ron King who is also one of L.A.'s top studio players.
In the US now for 18 months, sizzling jazz pianist, Yuko Mabuchi and her trio make their APAP debut. Powerful, youthful, and fresh, Yuko Mabuchi combines talent & athleticism at the keyboard and deeply felt musicality with swinging jazz standards and new songs. She's as great to watch as she is to hear.
CROSS THAT RIVER
Cross That River is a deeply moving concert/theatrical about the black west, representing a significant moment in American History and tells a story that's never been told. It just finished a 5-week run to rave reviews at 59E59 Theaters.
Matthew Whitaker is a 16 year-old pianist and organist who happens to be blind. In 2010, Matthew was a winning participant in the "Child Stars of Tomorrow" competition, as part of Amateur Night at the Apollo. He has opened up concerts for Stevie Wonder, who raves about him, and has been described as the reincarnation of Ray Charles.
Aimée Allen leads a quartet featuring Francois Moutin, Billy Test, and Kush Abadey performing music from her upcoming release of music about transcendence. The release features compositions by Aimée and also François Moutin, along with selected standards. Both soulful and cerebral, Allen has been described as "A brilliant singer and even more thoughtful lyricist" - H. Allen Williams, JazzTimes.
OLEG BUTMAN & NATALIA SMIRNOVA TRIO
One of Russia's finest jazz trios. Oleg Butman is the brother of famed Russian saxophonist Igor Butman and together with his blazingly talented wife, perform jazz with a Russian flair.
Bill Warfield & the Hells Kitchen Funk Orchestra
NYC studio and jazz musicians performing music from Fats Waller to James Brown. Sometimes it takes a highly intelligent musician to propel you onto the dance floor.
Sunday 1/14 11:00AM
Acclaimed singer/saxophonist Danny Bacher and his band present a dynamic homage to three firebrand Louis! (Armstrong, Prima/Jordan.) The NY Times says "Swing That Music!" is effortless fun.
Sunday 1/14 11:30AM
Dynamic, exciting and accessible piano-driven crossover jazz. From reimagined standards to pop hits and original material.There is a story behind every song which Biali and her band relate to the audience with fresh appeal.
Sunday 1/14 12:00PM Sivan Arbel
Sivan Arbel performs jazz with a vibrant and distinctive music style. As a bandleader, Sivan puts her personal stamp on vocals with a scatting-instrumental-like feeling and arrangements, which makes for a captivating performance.
12:30 PM Cynthia Sayer
Electrifying instrumentalist and vocalist Cynthia Sayer defies genre boundaries with her virtuoso banjo performances backed by her all star band. An enchantiing, family-friendly joyride for lovers of hot jazz/swing, Americana, & banjo. "Sayer is a rarity: a woman who plays banjo with drive and virtuosity." - The New York Times
2:00 PM Ark Ovrutski
This will be an outstanding jazz quartet performance from his latest CD and will feature new and unique arrangements of standards.
2:30 PM Svetlana & The Delancey Five
Svetlana is a critically acclaimed NYC vocalist. Her "New York Darlings" Delancey Five (Time Out), bring an exuberant foot-stomping party "from jazz age into the 21st century" (Pop Dust). Performing in the US and internationally, the band combines the power of a little "big band" (Time Out) with the intoxicating improvisational aspects of a small jazz group.
6:30 PM Jason Marsalis
The band performs original music as well as many hidden gems in jazz literature and beyond. Jason's playing is unique and draws from a wide range of influences. His knack for selecting compositions that cover a range of moods, rhythms, and emotions make for a compelling artistic statement. "Jason stands as a first rate musician-bandleader in his own right..." -Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune
7:00 PM Jarrod Lawson
Composer, keyboardist, and singer, Jarrod Lawson incorporates social and spiritual messages into his soulful and uplifting sound, which reflects a broad range of musical knowledge. "....this soul-jazz jewel of an album is filled with more great songs, musicianship, and vocals than you'd get from any three projects by almost anyone else...." Chris Wells, Soul Sides.