June 06 2017

Sunset Jazz in June: Summer Night

New York
Join us for Sunset Jazz at Top of The Standard. Our curator, bassist Rob Duguay, brings the best of the New York scene to the skyline.
Friday, June 2nd
Nanny Assis Brazilian Trio
Anybody who sees Nanny Assis perform immediately sees that music is more than just a career for him. He can snatch audiences away by translating rhythms and notes into pure essence, while other times energizing them enough so they can stand up and dance. His ability to make any kind of music sound smooth makes Nanny a notable and gifted artist. 
Saturday, June 3rd
David Gibson Quartet
Trombonist David Gibson has enjoyed a varied music career that is deeply rooted in the genres of jazz and funk. While reared in Oklahoma, Gibson’s musical journey steered him to New York City. Jazz luminary Curtis Fuller once said about Gibson: “Out of all the young players I hear in music today, David is one of the very few who speaks the language of jazz.”
Friday, June 9th
George Burton Trio
A New York local for over ten years, George’s music is a staple in the scene. The George Burton Quintet fuses traditional hard bop, avant-garde, post bop, and R&B, among other genres. He has the ability to shake hands with the past while firing towards the future. This group swings hard, but is also inventive in that it allows each musician to tell his or her own story.

Saturday, June 10th
Ryo Sasaki Trio
Born in Tokyo, Ryo Sasaki started playing trumpet at the age of 15. In the late '90s, he attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He studied privately with Darren Barrett, Tiger Okoshi, and Charlie Lewis, before returning to Tokyo where he played professionally and taught trumpet. He moved to New York in 2006 and has played many venues including The Blue Note, St Nick's Pub, Minton's Playhouse, and the Cotton club.
Ryo Sasaki 

Ryo Sasaki 

Wednesday, June 14th
Jon Davis Duo
Pianist and composer Jon Davis has been performing and touring with the world's finest jazz musicians for over 25 years and has appeared on more than 50 recordings. Most widely known for his association with legendary bassist Jaco Pastorius, Davis has shown a rare versatility that ranges from solo to big band. He has performed with such artists as the John Handy Quartet, Johnny Coles, Buddy Montgomery, as well as jazz legends Joe Henderson, Milt Jackson, and Stan Getz.

Friday, June 16th
James Weidman's Aperturistic Trio 
James Weidman is one of the most versatile pianists in the world of music. He has performed with the likes of Abbey Lincoln and Joe Lovano and plays classical and atonal music. With a player as talented as Weidman, it's no wonder the press used terms such as "unfailingly lyrical," "convivially assertive," and "exquisite" to describe him.
Saturday, June 17th
Dario Boente Trio
Immersed in the culture of tango and Jazz, Argentine pianist and composer Dario Boente is a musician who is equally at home performing romantic Argentine and jazz compositions on a grand piano as he is programming world-beat electronica. Since moving to NYC in 1999, Dario has released ten albums and compilations and worked with world class jazz musicians such as Antonio Sanchez, Ronny Jordan, and Fernando Otero, and DJs such as Louie Vega and Kerri Chandler. 
Friday, June 23rd
Chelsea Ballarini Quartet
Also known by the stage name "Miss Jake," Chelsea Ballarini is a jazz singer from Saint-Tropez. She's very versatile and can sing in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. She studied at the Academy of Music in Nice and has performed around the French Riviera, Morocco, and the United States. 

Bruce Barth Trio performing "Summer Night"

Saturday, June 24th
Jon Davis Trio
Pianist and composer Jon Davis has been performing and touring with the world's finest jazz musicians for over 25 years and has appeared on more than 50 recordings. Most widely known for his association with legendary bassist Jaco Pastorius, Davis has shown a rare versatility that ranges from solo to big band. He has performed with such artists as the John Handy Quartet, Johnny Coles, Buddy Montgomery, as well as jazz legends Joe Henderson, Milt Jackson, and Stan Getz.
Wednesday, June 28th
Bruce Barth Duo
Jazz pianist and composer Bruce Barth has been sharing his music with listeners the world over for more than two decades. Deeply rooted in the jazz tradition, his music reflects both the depth and breadth of his life and musical experiences. He has performed with revered jazz masters, as well as collaborated with leading musicians of his own generation. A Grammy-nominated producer, Bruce has more than 20 albums to his credit.

Friday, June 30th
Rob Duguay's SONGEVITY Trio feat. Justin Kauflin
Our curator, bassist Rob Dugay, brings SONGEVITY Trio, a world class amalgamation of musicians from different backgrounds that fuse together different styles of music, and the result is resounding joy! Elmore Magazine said of their recent album, Safe in Sound: "Rock, world, hard bop, and street are all putty in this energetic trio's imagination and performance." Rob's special guest is pianist Justin Kauflin


Sunset Jazz at Top of The Standard
Monday through Saturday, 4-9pm 
First performance at 6:30pm
The Standard, High Line