ADVANCE TIX NO LONGER AVAILABLE ON EVENTBRITE - TIX STILL AVAIL ON TICKETMASTER AND BB KING BOX OFFICE - Blue Note Jazz Festival Presents "Summer Swing" with SVETLANA & THE DELANCEY FIVE with WYCLIFFE GORDON - 9PM Show
Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 9:00 PM to 10:30 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
SVETLANA SHMULYIAN & THE DELANCEY FIVE - From premier jazz clubs to the underground world of speakeasies, Svetlana & The Delancey Five is a "very sweet & naughty" (Jazzlives), "energetic" (Wall Street Journal), "delightful" (WRHU Jazz Radio), and cinematically handsome Golden Age-inspired sextet. Playing 1920s-40s jazz standards as well as charismatic originals, and featuring Svetlana's sultry "made for jazz" (streetcredmusic) "expressive" (radio grandbrive, France) vocals backed by the band members' inspired harmonizing and virtuoso instrumentals - their tunes are so infectious, they'll sweep you off your feet and steal your heart away! "Led by energetic vocalist Svetlana Shmulyian, the quintet co-stars Adrian Cunningham on clarinet and tenor (shining on "Lester Leaps In") while Dalton Ridenhour piano work ensures that the group splits the difference between Fat Waller's Rhythm and Counts Basie's Kansas City Five" (Will Friedwald, Wall Street Journal, 9.15.12) and also features "jazz hero" (JazzLives) Charlie Carnicas (tr), Rob Garcia, "...one of New York's great jazz drummers and composers." (Capital New York) and "a prime mover in the current Brooklyn jazz scene..." (Time Out-New York)
WYCLIFFE GORDON (trombone / vocals) - A renown musician, composer, conductor, and arranger - and the "Best Trombone" Annual Downbeat Critics Poll (2012, 2013), multiple Jazz Journalists Association Award / Trombonist of the Year (from 2001 to 2013) "a one-man show unto himself", "a virtuosic brassman with a huge capacity for musical history" (Wall Street Journal)
When & Where
B.B. King Blues Club
Conveniently located in the heart of Times Square near Penn Station and Port Authority, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill offers music fans a unique experience. Owned by the Bensusan Family, proprietors of the world renowned Blue Note Jazz Club, the club features world-class musical talent and consists of two distinct spaces: the Showcase Room & Lucille’s Grill.
The breathtaking main space is classical in form and spirit: two-tiered, horseshoe-shaped seating (booths & tables) centered around a 30-foot stage presents up close and personal views of all performances. The 40-foot bar is a haven for the reserved listener. The atmosphere is enhanced with two 8-foot big video screens on either side of the stage.