Bar Next Door - La Lanterna

02/10/17 |Sets at 7:30PM, 9:30PM and 11:30PM

New York, NY US

Tom Dempsey - Guitar
Pat Bianchi - Organ
Vincent Ector - Drums
$12 Cover Per Set


Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

01/17/17 |Sets at 7:30PM and 9:30PM

New York, NY US

Pianist, composer, and educator-extraordinaire Eli Yamin returns to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola with his latest release, Message from Saturn. This devilishly fun new project is a space odyssey inspired by Sun Ra and Mary Lou Williams, and it explores the core components of the blues and its healing powers. Drawing inspiration from Mary Lou Williams’ Zodiac Suite and a comment from Sun Ra – “I just got a message from Saturn. We’re not playing enough blues" – Message from Saturn teaches audiences about the nature of the blues and jazz through clever analogies and a cosmological story. Though the epic story entertains throughout, it comes at no expense to the music itself, which unfolds as an unpredictable and enjoyable suite of swinging jazz and blues – much of which is purely instrumental –supplemented by grand overtures more often associated with musical theater. Yamin’s band of hard-swinging jazz veterans brings out the ecstasy in the music, and it was clearly written with enthusiasm for listeners of all ages.

The National Jazz Museum of Harlem

01/08/17 |1:00PM-4:00PM

New York, NY US

Eli Yamin and the Astro Intergenerational Arkestra will perform selections from their new CD, Message From Saturn, a space odyssey inspired by Sun Ra and Mary Lou Williams about the blues’ healing power. Trumpeter James Zollar, members of Okra Dance and Zah! Jazz Youth will be featured.

$10.00 Suggested Donation

The Lexington Hotel

01/06/17 |5:00-7:00PM

New York, NY US

The Melissa Hamilton Trio
Melissa Hamilton - Vocals
Tom Dempsey - Guitar
TBD - Bass