Ode to Harlem: Kendra Shank Trio
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Ode to Harlem: Kendra Shank Trio

Kendra Shank's crystal-pure tone, powerful musicianship and elastic phrasing have won her rave critical notices and fans internationally. Hailed by The New York Times as a "superbly skilled vocalist" and an artist of "effervescence, depth," and "integrity" (Nate Chinen), she headlines at top venues across the U.S. and abroad, captivating audiences with her genuine warmth and musicality. Shank combines jazz originals, standards, world music, French songs, folk/pop tunes, and open improvisation in an adventurous, genre-bending style that inspired Gary Giddins to call her "one of New York's most original performers." (Jazz Times)

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Ode to Harlem: Luca Santaniello Trio
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Ode to Harlem: Luca Santaniello Trio

Luca Santaniello is a drummer, composer and educator living in New York City. His proficiency in many different musical situations and settings, and his strong versatility skills on the drums have earned him wholehearted praise in the United States, Europe and South America. He entered the international scene by performing with some of the great masters of jazz such as Joe Lovano, Lee Konitz, Benny Golson, Ron Carter and Roy Hargrove and recording on major music label Verve/Universal in the album of  japanese jazz pianist Chihiro Yamanaka “ Running Wild”, and on some of the most acclaimed European jazz artists albums like incredible pianist Roberto Tarenzi with whom he recorded two albums “13 Floors”  and “ Dig Deep”  for the label Music Center, great tenor saxophonist Emanuele Cisi “Where or When” for Max Jazz -horn series, and saxophone virtuoso Dmitry Baevsky “Some Other Spring”  for the French label Rideau Rouge.

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Ode to Harlem: Marc Devine Trio
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Ode to Harlem: Marc Devine Trio

Marc Devine moved to NYC in January of 2009 after establishing himself on the forefront of the Jazz scene in Austin, TX. In New York, Marc is making a name for himself as hard swingin’ pianist rooted in the traditions of bebop and swing and has already performed at venues such as Small’s Jazz Club, The Iridium, Cleopatra’s Needle, The Garage and many other venues both as a sideman and as a leader working with some of the best musicians in the city.  Since arriving in NYC, he has forged musical associations working with some of the great drummers and bassists in the city: Fukushi Tainaka , Jackie Williams , Jimmy Wormworth, Hide Tanaka, Neal Miner, and Hassan Shakur.  Most recently, Marc has recorded with Sebastien Chaumont for ITI Records and plans on releasing new trio recordings with them in the near future.

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Ode to Harlem: Tuomo Uusitalo
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Ode to Harlem: Tuomo Uusitalo

Tuomo Uusitalo is an award-winning pianist, composer, arranger and educator. Having released two albums as a leader, and appearing on numerous albums as a sideman, he has established himself in the New York jazz scene, and continues touring internationally both as a leader as well as sideman.

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New Year's Eve - 2016 celebration!
Dec
31
to Jan 1

New Year's Eve - 2016 celebration!

Toast the New Year at Settepani with Dihann Moore and band! Party starts at 10pm - $45 cover at the door - includes champagne, passed hors d’oeuvres, music, great company, favors!  
Start the year right  - Stay local and usher the new year with your friends and neighbors.

Reserve your spot today!  

tel: 917-492-4806

email: info@settepani.com

 

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Rodney Green
Oct
1
8:00 PM20:00

Rodney Green

Some people seek out a career in music, and some just cannot escape it. As an only child growing up in Camden New Jersey, gospel music and musical instruments surrounded Rodney Green at home and in church, where he spent most of his time. His father was a preacher and organist, and his mother sang in church.

Rodney was drawn to the drum kit, and by age three, would climb on the kit play whenever possible.By his early teens, Green was playing drums in church, but outside he was being exposed to other kinds of music like jazz. His older cousin, also a musician, introduced Rodney to jazz, funk, and soul music, and (along with his high school band teacher) started him listening records like, “A Love Supreme,” “Transition,” and “Four More”. He was blown away by Elvin Jones and Tony Williams–all of the sounds they got out of the drums as well as their range, style and technique.

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 Ilya Lushtak
Sep
24
8:00 PM20:00

Ilya Lushtak

Jazz guitarist and vocalist Ilya Lushtak has been an important part of New York jazz scene for over a decade, having worked extensively with legendary jazz figures all the while. His musical experience includes years of performance and recording with the likes of Hank Jones, Barry Harris, Jimmy Cobb, Cedar Walton, Mel Rhyne, Louis Hayes, Rufus Reid, Mickey Roker, Charles Earland, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jimmy Lovelace, Curtis Lundy, Joe Magnarelli, David Hazeltine, as well as working in the quintet and quartet of Frank Wess from 2003-2013.
He has worked just about all New York venues- major, minor and everything in between. These include, the Village Vanguard, Smoke, the Iridium, the Blue Note, Fat Cat, Small’s, Dizzy’s and outdoor stages for Jazz Mobile and the Charlie Parker Festival.
Since 1999 Ilya has also been busy as a band leader and singer throughout Europe, most actively in the country of his birth, Russia. In addition to performing in dozens of cities throughout, he has been a regularly featured artist at the Jazz-Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg, as well as a continued colleague of the Russian jazz icon and cultural stalwart David Goloshokin. In Russia also came his extensive experience singing with the Philharmonic Hall Big Band of St. Petersburg, where dozens of sold out performances where met with critical acclaim.
Although born in Russia and seasoned in New York, Ilya actually grew up and spent his formative years in San Francisco playing and studying with Bay Area jazz figures such as Bruce Forman, Vince Lateano, Vince Wallace, Ed Kelly and Bishop Norman Williams. Yearly Ilya returns to the Bay for regular engagements with local legends Larry Vuckovich and Noel Jewkes.

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Bob Mover
Sep
17
8:00 PM20:00

Bob Mover

Bob Mover has attracted generations of listeners with his versatility, emotional depth and technical command on alto, tenor and soprano saxophones. Through his sideman stints with such legends as Chet Baker, Charles Mingus and Jaki Byard, and his work as a leader since the mid-’70s, Mover has attained the highest level of individuality and authority on his instruments – not just mastering the saxophone lineage but also claiming a place of honor within it.

Born in Boston, Mover relocated to Florida at age 12 and took up the horn the following year. At the age of 13, Mover came under the influence of Ira Sullivan, who he remains close friends with to this day. After leaving high school at the age of 17 to pursue his career, Mover bypassed a more traditional route of attending a music conservatory or arts-focused school. Instead, he studied with highly regarded jazz veterans such as Phil Woods, Al Cohn, and Richie Kamuca. While still a teenager, Mover had already sat in at the old Half Note in New York with the likes of Roy Eldridge, James Moody, and Zoot Sims, and others. In recent years Mover has also cultivated a sound and style as a vocalist, as heard on his 2008 release It Amazes Me… Following up that strong effort on his new two-disc releaseMy Heart Tells Me, Mover divides his time between two different but closely related aesthetics.

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Kevin Harris Trio
Aug
20
8:00 PM20:00

Kevin Harris Trio

With a [jazz] trio, it's like a conversation - it's me, you, and another guy," says Kevin Harris, a jazz pianist who grew up in Kentucky and lives in Boston's Mission Hill neighborhood. "And say one guy is in a really talkative mood, so you and I just kinda hang back and listen - if he has some important things to say. If he's just running off at the mouth, we'll probably cut him off. But if somebody starts a good topic, then we'll all jump in and build on that. A lot of that I got from [pianist] Danilo Perez - that playfulness, that ability to listen, that push and pull.

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Tamuz Nissim
Aug
13
8:00 PM20:00

Tamuz Nissim

NYC based Jazz singer, songwriter and pianist Tamuz Nissim from Tel Aviv Israel is performing around the world in festivals and music venues, leading her own projects as well as singing in different bands, theatre shows and movie soundtracks.

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Jordan Piper Trio
Jul
30
8:00 PM20:00

Jordan Piper Trio

Jordan Piper’s mature sound and “melodically-rich soloing” (Zan Stewart, NJ Star Ledger) set him apart as a jazz pianist and composer. As part of the vibrant creative music scene in the NYC metropolitan area, Jordan has performaed recently at the Blue Note NYC with vocalist Nina Vidal, who’s new CD, “The Open Ended Fantasy” is currently #1 on the contemporary jazz charts on iTunes in Japan, opening with his band for jazz vocalist Jane Monheit at William Paterson University, with the Pedro Rodriguez Quintet at Trumpets Jazz Club in Montclair, NJ broadcasting live on WBGO radio with the William Paterson Jazz Septet and as musical director for Straight and Narrow Gospel Choir in Paterson, NJ since 2007.

His own group features some of the area’s best up and coming musicians, performing in clubs around New York such as Cleopatra’s Needle, Spike Hill in Brooklyn and The Shrine in Harlem, and focuses on his award-winning original music: in 2008 and 2010, his songs “After the Fact” and “Snow Sheets” were finalists in the ASCAP young jazz composers competition.

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Theo Hill Trio
Jul
23
8:00 PM20:00

Theo Hill Trio

As a pianist and composer, Theo Hill straddles the divide between jazz’s past and present. Hill can swing with ease and authority, which is why he’s become a regular sideman with the likes of trumpeter Charles Tolliver and trombonist Frank Lacy.

This past October, Hill released his debut album as a leader, Live at Smalls (Smalls Live), a record that showcases his multifaceted musical personality, as well as his deep connection to his bandmates: saxophonists Dayna Stephens and Myron Walden, bassist Joe Sanders, and drummer Rodney Green. This Thursday, Hill will come to The Jazz Gallery with a trio featuring Green and bassist Yasushi Nakamura. Come see Hill and his bandmates journey to unexpected places within the realm of jazz.

Theo Hill Trio @ Winter Jazz Fest 2015 Theo Hill-piano/prophet 12, Rashaan Carter-bass, Mark Whitfield Jr.-drums

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Summer Sizzles on Lenox Avenue - Restaurant Crawl Tuesday
Jul
21
6:00 PM18:00

Summer Sizzles on Lenox Avenue - Restaurant Crawl Tuesday

Summertime in Harlem would not be the same without the annual “Summer Sizzles on Lenox” restaurant crawl /food and drink event.  Organized and presented by Experience: Harlem and Harlem Park to Park, Summer Sizzles on Lenox features lots of exclusive drink and food discounts at some great Harlem restaurants along Lenox Avenue.

Come out and join the festivities on Tuesday, July 21st

Tickets:
$10 at the door
2-for-1 in advance (online only)

How does it work?  1) Pick up your ticket (bracelet) and map from one of the bracelet pick up locations, the day of the event starting at 5:30-8:30pm.  The bracelet let’s the participating venues know you are a participant. 2) Visit any of the participating venues and enjoy exclusive Summer Sizzles discounts and tastings. 

Is there a schedule? -Not really, you may pick up your bracelet at any of the bracelet pick up locations and taste, drink, mingle at any of the participating venues as long as you like.  Specials are only available between 6:00 – 10:00 pm.  We strongly recommend early arrival and cash so that you can make your purchases as quickly as possible.

Why should I purchase tickets early if I still have to pick up a bracelet? -Because you save 50% when you purchase early and you can use the $$ you save on more drinks.

Does the same ticket allow entrance to all of the venues? -Yes, the bracelet allows entrance into all of the participating venues. 

*Must purchase ticket before midnight July 20th to receive 2-for-1 discount.  Note when you select 1 ticket above, you are automatically on the list for 2 tickets.  Both individuals must check in at the same time.  Refunds will not be issued after midnight July 20th.  Participating venues/specials subject to change.

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Kevin Harris Trio
Jul
16
8:00 PM20:00

Kevin Harris Trio

In jazz, as in life, for there to be a genuine exchange of ideas, listening is as crucial as talking.

"With a [jazz] trio, it's like a conversation - it's me, you, and another guy," says Kevin Harris, a jazz pianist who grew up in Kentucky and lives in Boston's Mission Hill neighborhood. "And say one guy is in a really talkative mood, so you and I just kinda hang back and listen - if he has some important things to say. If he's just running off at the mouth, we'll probably cut him off. But if somebody starts a good topic, then we'll all jump in and build on that. A lot of that I got from [pianist] Danilo Perez - that playfulness, that ability to listen, that push and pull."

-The Boston Globe

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