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This Wire Is Only For Jazz Nerds: Upcoming Shows at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Nov 22, 2018 | 18:53 Thu
We know you're out there. We've got the numbers. This is for you new guys: Jazz at Lincoln Center, one of the titans of New York's jazz scene, has a Shanghai branch tucked upstairs on Nanjing Dong Lu. They're regularly rotating two- to three-week residencies, putting both peachfuzz conservatory students and grizzled veterans in weathered trilbies up on stage. It's your last chance to catch the tail-end of the John Chin Trio's collaboration with Sasha Masakowski, but if you're busy this weekend, there's plenty more coming up soon.

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John Chin and Sasha Masakowski wrap up their From Mardi Gras to Carnival show on Nov 25 (last minute tickets here), but there's barely a break before Canadian trumpet starlet Bria Skonberg and her quintet take over. From Nov 27 to Dec 2, they've got a special show entitled My Ideal: Honoring Chet Baker, paying homage to one of the greatest jazz trumpeters and vocalists of the 20th century. Tickets for that right here.

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That's followed by something a bit different: New York Swing Jazz Night on Dec 8, where they clear out the tables to make a dance-floor. Expect Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman and Frank Sinatra, performed by Bria's Quintet. Do you have two left feet? No problem. They're including a masterclass in the ticket price, which'll teach you the basic swing dance moves, and they throw in some liquid courage. Tickets here.

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Going into December, we've got rumors of American jazz composer and big band leader Dominick Farinacci with English-American vocalist Lucy Woodword. For January, it looks like multi-Grammy Award winner Ulysses Owens Jr., known mostly for his work with Christian McBride and Kurt Elling, is leading a quartet in support of Shane Jones.

Stay tuned for more!

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