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Live Shows From Smalls Jazz Club – Live Streamed

Thursday, October 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

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An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until Sunday, January 31, 2021

An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until Sunday, January 31, 2021

We are super excited to announce live performances at Smalls Jazz Club! Thanks to our wonderful sponsors, we were able to put together a program that will be live-streamed every day at 4:45 pm EDT on www.smallslive.com for FREE. We have some awesome music lined up and a great new streaming system. Tune in and help us spread the word! If you would like to become a supporter, email us at foundation@smallslive.com

“Get The Cats Working Again” – The SmallsLIVE Foundation will present bands performing live from Smalls Jazz Club. All shows will be streamed live on our site and Facebook and archived as usual. It is FREE to watch, simply register on our website (www.smallslive).

We will be following strict safety decorum – the club will not be open to the public, there will only be the musicians, a manager, and a sound person (the club has a capacity for 75). The musicians will be paid for by sponsorship. 

 

 

The SmallsLIVE Foundation Newsletter
1/18/2021

Dear Friends:

On Martin Luther King Day I always like to include his words from the opening address of the Berlin Jazz Festival in 1964:

God has wrought many things out of oppression. He has endowed his creatures with the capacity to create—and from this capacity has flowed the sweet songs of sorrow and joy that have allowed man to cope with his environment and many different situations.

Jazz speaks for life. The Blues tell the story of life’s difficulties, and if you think for a moment, you will realize that they take the hardest realities of life and put them into music, only to come out with some new hope or sense of triumph. This is triumphant music.

Modern jazz has continued in this tradition, singing the songs of a more complicated urban existence. When life itself offers no order and meaning, the musician creates an order and meaning from the sounds of the earth which flow through his instrument.

It is no wonder that so much of the search for identity among American Negroes was championed by Jazz musicians. Long before the modern essayists and scholars wrote of racial identity as a problem for a multiracial world, musicians were returning to their roots to affirm that which was stirring within their souls.

Much of the power of our Freedom Movement in the United States has come from this music. It has strengthened us with its sweet rhythms when courage began to fail. It has calmed us with its rich harmonies when spirits were down.

And now, Jazz is exported to the world. For in the particular struggle of the Negro in America there is something akin to the universal struggle of modern man. Everybody has the Blues. Everybody longs for meaning. Everybody needs to love and be loved. Everybody needs to clap hands and be happy. Everybody longs for faith.

In music, especially this broad category called Jazz, there is a stepping stone towards all of these.

Now that the new year is under way I am taking the time to do the accounting and prepare for the taxes.  This will be our first year filing as a not-for-profit and I’ve been meticulous in keeping the records (as I must be).  Since the entire working force of the SmallsLIVE Foundation is just myself and my hard working office manager, Naama Gheber, things can fall behind.  We are currently working on do the payouts for all of the sponsorships.  We offer a number of ways to give gifts directly to musicians.  The first is if you seek them out in the archive and go to their profile.  If click the sponsor button there your gift will be a direct one to that artist you have chosen.  You can also sponsor musicians on an archived show.  If there’s a show you like you can click the sponsor button there and it will be distributed to everyone in the group on that date.  Likewise in our catalog section, you can make a contribution directly to an artist and get a copy of their music.  Looking now at the spreadsheet of donations I have two thoughts – 1) damn, I got a lot of work ahead of me and 2) wow, it’s amazing the support we have gotten and are seeing.  It’s really been an inspiration to see our SmallsLIVE members supporting the artists and really taking advantage of the archive.

Even though there seems to be some forward motion, the governor has still ordered us to remain closed to the public.  We are continuing to seek members who would like to directly sponsor a live show from the club.  Below is a list of bands still seeking sponsors in February.  If you are interested, it’s a minimum donation of $600, which goes directly to the musicians on the concert.  Your name gets inscribed on our Hall of Fame, on our site and in the newsletter.  You are also announced on the day of the concert to our livestream audience.  If you’d like more information on sponsoring a live show email us at foundation@smallslive.com.

I wish everyone a peaceful and productive week,

My Sincerest Regards,

Spike

SMALLS
Monday 1/18

5PM & 7PM
WILLERM DELISFORT PROJECT
Willerm Delisfort / Piano
Emily Braden / Vocalist
Josh Evans / Trumpet
Patrick Bartley Jr / Alto Sax
Jonathan Michel / Bass
John Davis / Drums

SPONSORED BY THE GALLI FAMILY
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SMALLS
Tuesday 1/19

5 PM & 7 PM 
FRANK LACY OCTET
Frank Lacy / Trombone
Patience Higgins / Flute
Aaron Burnett / Tenor Sax
Brian Simontacchi / Trombone
Christopher Hoffman / Cello
James Robbins / Bass
Wen-Ting Wu / Drums
Brandon Lee Lewis / Drums

SPONSORED BY CHRISTELLE
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SMALLS
Wednesday 1/20

5 PM & 7 PM 
ROBERT EDWARDS QUINTET FT. VANESSA PEREA
Robert Edwards / Trombone
Joe Magnarelli / Trumpet
Adam Birnbaum / Piano
Mike Karn / Bass
Aaron Kimmel / Drums
Vanessa Perea / Vocalist

SPONSORED BY ALAN FISHBEIN
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SMALLS 
Thursday 1/21

5PM & 7PM
VICTOR LEWIS QUARTET
Victor Lewis / Drums
Abraham Burton / Tenor Sax
Dave Kikoski / Piano
Ed Howard / Bass

SPONSORED BY GEOFF PALMER
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SMALLS
Friday 1/22

5 PM & 7 PM
VINICIUS GOMES SEXTET
Vinicius Gomes / Guitar
John Ellis / Tenor Sax
Jon Cowherd / Piano
Massimo Biolcati / Bass
Ari Hoenig / Drums
Rogerio Boccato / Percussion

SPONSORED BY GUILLERMO KLEIN
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SMALLS
Saturday 1/23

5 PM & 7 PM
KEN FOWSER QUINTET
Ken Fowser / Tenor Sax
Jeremy Pelt / Trumpet
Rick Germanson / Piano
Paul Gill / Bass
Willie Jones III / Drums

SPONSORED BY ROXY/THE DJANGO
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SMALLS
Sunday 1/24

5 PM & 7 PM
RICHIE VITALE QUINTET
Richie Vitale / Trumpet
Ralph Lalama / Tenor Sax
Steve Ash / Piano
Paul Gill / Bass
Joe Strasser / Drums

SPONSORED BY AN ANONYMOUS SPONSOR
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On the corners of West 10th Street and Seventh Ave, in the heart of Greenwich Village, are Smalls and Mezzrow Jazz Club. We are dedicated to Jazz music, Jazz musicians, and Jazz culture.  Smalls Jazz Club was founded in 1994 and has been a perennial hangout for “the cats” 7 days a week, 7 til 4 am every night. Mezzrow, on the other hand, is a more austere listening salon focusing on Jazz piano.  In September of 2007, Spike Wilner, the owner of smalls decided to record and document every performance at Smalls. We are one of the very first clubs to stream shows live on our website at no cost, internationally.In 2011, SmallsLIVE as a media company was founded, our website presented an entire SmallsLIVE Audio/Video Collection, which included more than 28,000

All of the donations SmallsLIVE receives from its subscribers are shared with every artist 50/50. The SmallsLIVE revenue share project seeks to be the most-fair revenue sharing model available by making the artist a partner of their performance at our club.

Details

Date:
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Times:
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Website:
https://www.smallslive.com/

Venue

Buffalo, NY United States