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Smoke Screens: Livestream Concert Series from Smoke Jazz Club
Friday, January 8 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until Saturday, February 27, 2021
One event on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 8:00 pm
One event on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Smoke Screens is the new streaming concert series safely produced live at Smoke Jazz Club. Featuring six HD cameras, audiophile sound, and a stellar program of world-renowned jazz artists, Smoke Screens delivers an unsurpassed listening and viewing experience to jazz lovers around the world. Currently, the two-weekend sets are streamed live at 8 pm (20:00) in New York and are available for purchase and streaming for 24 hours after each performance for listening and viewing opportunities in any time zone. Stream the set at your convenience. While these performances might not replace a night at a jazz club, they offer an essential new way to experience great music!
SMOKE SCREENS PRESENTS: THE JOHNATHAN BLAKE QUARTET FEATURING CHRIS POTTER, DAVID VIRELLES, & BEN STREET
JANUARY 22 – JANUARY 23 / LIVE STREAMED / 8PM EST
“Despite his roots in Philadelphia, Johnathan Blake is the quintessential New York City jazz drummer.” – Lee Mergner, JazzTimes
Johnathan Blake, a drummer whose dynamic playing, artistic vision, and innate versatility led NPR’s John Murph to call him “the ultimate modernist,” leads an very special group featuring saxophonist Chris Potter, pianist David Virelles, and bassist Ben Street. This quartet fuses elements of two of Blake’s highly acclaimed projects, Trion (a trio with Potter) and Pentad (a quintet that includes Virelles) with the esteemed bassist Ben Street. The New York Times says, “Blake’s drumming is as bold as thunder and as subtle as the patter of rain.” The Guardian adds, “his command of time is quite unbelievable – tricky and playful but accurate to the millisecond.”