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The Iridium
at 51st Street 1650 Broadway New York City, NY 10019
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The 1 train stops at 50th Street, and you're right around the corner.
Music at The Iridium travel May 30 2014 star this tip starred
Expect a small venue, eat prior to attending and buy maybe one drink.
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4.6 average rating
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4 reviews
6 stars
attended Jan 30 2010

Music was very good, although I expected the set to be a bit longer. If you purchased tix thru Goldstar there is no minimum as far as food/beverage purchase. So, this purchase worked out very well!

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26 reviews
0 stars
attended Dec 24 2009

The all Miles Davis program was fabulous.
But, just a one hour set with no break.
The club is very comfortable. I had a great seat. Sound is fine.
Limited, but acceptable selection of beer.
I didn't try the food.

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attended Jan 05 2010

Carol Sudhalter is wonderful. However, Iridium is remarkably overpriced, targeting the wealthy and/or ignorant tourists. Their management is greedy: e.g., $12-15 for a mere 2-3 ounces of wine. They also TAX the very expensive per-set MUSIC COVER...continued

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August 31, 2014: World Jazz Series – Elin Brazilian Jazz Celebrating Brazilian Day NYC
Brand new rising star, Elin (pronounced EE-a-leen), reached astonishing heights by twice selling out Jazz at Lincoln Center – Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola and completing three tours in Japan, including a stint at the “Lost in Translation” hotel in Tokyo. She performed at prestigious NYC venues like the Blue Note, Joe’s Pub, Iridium & Smoke, and her star is also on the rise in other major US cities such as Boston, San Francisco, and Miami, where she shared the stage with Chaka Khan, George Benson, and Nancy Wilson at the 2008 Jazz in the Gardens festival. Performing in seven languages, she’s a polished jazz vocalist with a pop sensibility who showcases an ardent vocal style and an uncanny ear for melody.

September 3, 2014: Joanne Shaw Taylor
Born and raised in the Black Country, Joanne was originally discovered by Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart as a 16 year old guitar prodigy. Through hard work and near-constant touring, she is now one of the hottest young names on the British Blues circuit. She is admired and respected by many leading blues guitarists including Joe Bonamassa.

Joanne was voted “Best British Female Vocalist” at the British Blues Awards in 2010 and 2011. Her current album, Almost Always Never, was helmed by the legendary record producer Mike McCarthy (Spoon, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Patty Griffin) in Austin, Texas. Joanne was invited as special guest to Annie Lennox performing at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert in June 2012. Joanne is currently working on her 4th studio album due for release later in 2014.

September 4-5, 2014: Popa Chubby
For the prolific Popa Chubby, who was born Ted Horowitz, Back To New York City doesnt simply capture the fire and energy of his live shows better than the previous 20 albums hes made since 1994 which is an impressive accomplishment given his history of house-rocking discs. It represents an entirely new level of his tempestuous, soulful playing. Before he adopted the name Popa Chubby, Ted Horowitzs first gigs were in the New York City punk scene starting when he answered an ad in The Village Voice in 1977 for a guitarist and was hired by this crazy Japanese special effects performance artist in a kimono called Screaming Mad George who had a horror-movie inspired show. So right from the start I was taught about rock n roll as theater, and I learned from George and the other bands who were playing CBGBs at the time the Ramones, the Cramps, Richard Hell, whose band, the Voidoids, I joined, that rock n roll should be dangerous. Musicians like the Ramones and the Sex Pistols werent just bands. They were a threat to society. The blues was always the foundation of my playing style, since I’d grown up on Hendrix, Cream and Led Zeppelin, but when I started playing blues in New York clubs I understood that the blues should be dangerous, too, he explains. It wasnt just from playing in punk bands. Howlin Wolf and Muddy Waters were dangerous men. Theyd cut or shoot you out of necessity if they had to, and Little Walter packed a gun and wouldnt hesitate to use it. That danger is a real part of the blues and I keep it alive in my music.

September 6, 2014: Eric Gales Band
As both an African-American left-handed guitarist of extraordinary ability and an expressive vocalist, it is natural for people to compare Eric to Hendrix but Eric has developed a unique hybrid blues/rock sound that also draws upon influences as diverse as Albert King and Eric Johnson. A unique amalgam of styles, Eric Gales stands head and shoulders among other guitarists in his genre.

September 7, 2014: Trade Winds
Trade Winds is a series of improvised music collaborations that travel along the historic trade routes, exploring the history and evolution of music. The project aims to reveal the cultural and musical footprint that was made by the transatlantic trade route while creating a new model for music making in our globalized society — unlocking the power of connecting a collective of musicians from around the world.

September 25, 2014: Roy Buchanan Birthday Tribute featuring Jim Weider, Danny Korchmar and GE Smith
In 1958, Buchanan made his recording debut with Dale Hawkins, including playing the solo on “My Babe” for Chicago’s Chess Records. Two years later, during a tour through Toronto, Buchanan left Dale Hawkins to play for his cousin Ronnie Hawkins and tutor Ronnie’s guitar player, Robbie Robertson. Buchanan plays bass on the Ronnie Hawkins single, “Who Do You Love?” Buchanan soon returned to the U.S. and Ronnie Hawkins’ group later gained fame as The Band. In the early ’60s, Buchanan performed numerous gigs as a sideman with various rock bands and played guitar in a number of sessions with Freddy Cannon, Merle Kilgore and others. In the early ’70s, Roy Buchanan performed extensively in the Washington D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area with the Danny Denver Band, which had a large following in the area.

Lineup information is current at time of publication, but subject to change without notice.

About the Ticket Supplier: ScoBar Entertainment

The Iridium Jazz Club has been thrilling International jazz fans since 1994 and is proud to announce an even better Iridium Jazz Club, now located at 1650 Broadway at 51st, in a historic jazz neighborhood. The New Iridium Jazz Club has been designed to be among the best live music experiences available anywhere! Improvements to the club include a new state of the art Meyer Sound System conceived by no less an authority than the legendary guitarist Les Paul, Acoustics, Lighting, Design and a Recording Studio. What hasn't changed is Iridium's stellar roster of jazz artists, including Les Paul who plays every Monday, along with our Wine Spectator award winning wine list and upscale cuisine.