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137 Star Starred
The Iridium
at 51st Street 1650 Broadway New York City, NY 10019
212-582-2121
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The 1 train stops at 50th Street, and you're right around the corner.
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Expect a small venue, eat prior to attending and buy maybe one drink.
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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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32 events
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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July 8-9, 2014: The Michael Landau Group Featuring Wayne Krantz
Musician and composer Michael Landau was born and raised in Los Angeles. He is a prolific session guitarist and performer who has played on hundreds of records since the 1980s. Some session highlights include: Pink Floyd, Miles Davis, B.B. King, Ray Charles, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Michael Jackson and Rod Stewart. He has recently shared the stage in band projects with Robben Ford and Jimmy Herring, and toured with Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and his own project The Michael Landau Group. With many releases under his own name, the latest being the critically acclaimed Organic Instrumentals on Tone Center Records, his music ranges from spooky ballads with beautiful improvisation to rowdy voodoo rock ‘n’ roll with vocals. He is an expressive, mind blowing guitarist.

July 10, 2014: Arielle Verinis
Arielle Verinis brings her jaw dropping talent back to The Iridium for a second time this year, showcasing her signature mix of soul, rock, and blues. For a rare one night only experience, Arielle will be backed by a full band featuring members of the psychedelic soul band The Stepkids. Her rich, raw and soul wrenching vocals bridge the gap between the likes of soulful greats Aretha Franklin, Carol King and Bonnie Raitt. But what really separates Arielle from the rest, is her unorthodox and socially conscious approach to music. With her new album_ Bruised Not Broken_, Arielle uses the power of music to raise awareness and funds for shelter pets. She lends her powerhouse voice to those who cannot speak and has brought social change back to the forefront of today’s current music scene.

July 11-12, 2014: Tom Wopat Swings the Rat Pack
All it takes is a phrase or two from Tom Wopat’s warm, engaging baritone to trigger the desire to hear more. And the more one listens, the better it gets — from the way he finds the heart of a song’s story to his lyrical phrasing and his gently swinging, jazz-infused rhythms.

July 13, 2014: Vanessa Falabella
Brazilian vocalist Vanessa Falabella has a repertoire as great as her charm and charisma, singing everything from traditional samba and bossa nova, to jazz, MPB (Brazilian popular music), soul, and R&B. She has performed at New York’s top venues including SOB’s, Town Hall, The Supper Club, Cafe Wha, Joe’s Pub, and Zinc Bar. She has performed and recorded with Marcus Viana, Cyro Baptista, The Rain Forest Band, César Camargo Mariano, Sadao Watanabe, Gato Barbieri, Hiram Bullock, among others. She opened for Bob Dylan’s Brazilian Tour, performed at the Taste of Jazz Festival in Miami, and has traveled the world as a featured performer.

July 14, 2014: Marty Schwartz Band
If you’ve every tried learning guitar, you have most likely come across Marty Schwartz. With over a half billion views and more than a million subscribers on YouTube, Marty has helped six stringers all over the world to learn to play! He’s put together his own band and is ready to perform a mix of rock, blues and soul on July 14th. This event will be a live stream event broadcasted around the world from the world famous Iridium Jazz Club.

July 15, 2014: James Hunter Six
With his last two albums, 2006’s Grammy-nominated People Gonna Talk and 2008’s The Hard Way, James Hunter delivered a classic yet perpetually modern brand of rhythm and blues that captivated listeners across generations and earned him two Billboard Blues No. 1 songs, tours with Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, Etta James, and Willie Nelson, performances on Leno, Letterman, and Conan, and critical raves everywhere from the NY Times to USA Today.

July 16, 2014: Ben Waters
Ben Waters’ name has become synonymous with excellent musicianship and performance. Jools Holland, in the Mail on Sunday, (12/06/2011) described Ben as being one of his favorite ten pianists in history and asked him to perform at his wedding

July 17-18, 2014: Virgil Donati
“Many drummers come to mind who’ve had a hand in raising the bar – leading by example with faster chops, innovative use of the instrument, more complex rhythms, more creative phrasing, and in general, inspiring a new generation of drummers. But few have turned as many heads as Virgil Donati”.—Stick It Magazine

July 19-20, 2014: Jeff “Tain” Watts & Friends
Jeff “Tain” Watts, voted “Best Drummer” in Modern Drummer Magazine (1988 & 1993), has established himself as one of the most original and influential drummers on today’s music scene. Moreover, he holds the distinction of being the only musician to appear on every Grammy Award winning jazz record by both Wynton and Branford Marsalis.

July 21, 2014: Jimmy Thackery and The Drivers
Whether Jimmy Thackery headlines a festival in South Dakota or jams for hours in one of numerous blues bars that dot the musical landscape, he’ll always unleash an intense volley of rockin’ blues guitar guaranteed to leave crowds emotionally spent. Between constant road work with his own band, recording Whiskey Store with Tab Benoit and touring in support and playing various Nighthawks reunions, Thackery’s plate is overflowing, and that’s exactly how he likes it.

July 24, 2014: C.J. Chenier
The son of late zydeco music pioneer Clifton Chenier, C.J. Chenier (born Clayton Joseph Chenier) has been dubbed “the crown prince of zydeco.” Since inheriting leadership of his father’s group, the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Chenier has continued to pay tribute to his father’s sound and to expand the zydeco tradition.

July 25, 2014: Alexis P. Suter
International recording artist Alexis P Suter is a powerful and unique vocalist who transcends styles and genres. When the great bluesman B.B. King first heard Alexis P. Suter sing, he was visibly impressed. Shaking his head in wonder in his characteristic way, he remarked: “It’s a rare thing to share the stage with great talent like that young lady.” The Alexis P. Suter Band have earned similar accolades from other well-known musicians and performers, including Dan Aykroyd and Levon Helm of The Band.

July 26, 30 and August 9, 2014: Mike Peters of the Alarm
Mike Peters is known primarily as frontman of the internationally acclaimed Welsh band The Alarm. Mike is also an inspirational solo acoustic performer and (as a two-time cancer survivor), founder of what is now regarded as the world’s leading rock and roll cancer charity Love Hope Strength Foundation. With the release of the latest Alarm album, The Sound And The Fury, Mike remains as passionate as ever about his music, Wales and charity Love Hope Strength.

July 27, 2014: Elaine St. George Sings Steve Goodman
“Who says you can’t teach an old song new tricks?” That’s what Elaine St. George has always wanted to know. From her cabaret debut “All I Need is the Girl” (1997), St. George has approached songwriters like Ray Charles and Joni Mitchell with the playful subversion of an iconoclast. As Roy Sander noted in BistroAwards.com, “she approaches each song with a distinctive point of view."

July 28, 2014: Les Paul Mondays featuring Carl Verheyen with The Les Paul Trio
In his 40-plus years of playing the instrument, Grammy-nominated guitar virtuoso, Carl Verheyen, has created a wildly successful, multi-faceted career. He has released eleven CVB and solo albums, two live DVD’s, two instructional DVD’s and two books to date. A member of the smash hit British rock group Supertramp since 1985, Carl’s played to millions of enthusiastic fans in sold out arenas worldwide. As the creative force behind the Carl Verheyen Band, he has released an impressive and eclectic discography that showcases his endless talents across a wide array of musical genres.

July 31-August 2, 2014: Sonny Landreth
Blues-Zydeco specialist Sonny Landreth is known for his mad skills on the slide guitar, which she displays yearly at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival. He’s also released a dozen well-received solo albums, including 2012’s Elemental Journey, which hit the Top 5 on the Billboard blues chart.

August 3, 2014: Norm Hathaway Big Band With Jazz Vocalists Liza Moran and Josh Baty
The Norm Hathaway Big Band, with leader Norm Hathaway, and Musical Director Vince Corozine, present vibrant musical shows that will lift your spirits and make your toes tap. One of our recent shows “Swinging on Broadway” is a presentation of bright new arrangements of classic swing tunes from the heyday of the jazz clubs of New York. Experience the excitement, romance, and pure joy of Swing in new arrangements by Musical Director Vince Corozine – delivered by soloists who exemplify the best jazz around, and a big band with a unique swinging sound! We will tailor an exciting musical program for your next celebration or fundraiser!

August 10, 2014: Jeremy Davis and the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra
Not your grandfather’s big band, Jeremy Davis and The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra bring a fresh feel to the swingin’ sounds of a bygone era with a high-energy stage show. Billing themselves as The Dean Martin Show with a touch of A Prairie Home Companion, Davis and company adapt a wide variety of classic American tunes for the big band, with music by everyone from the Rat Pack, Michael Bublé and Andy Williams to Ray Charles, Elvis and Johnny Cash. Davis, the band leader and tenor sax player, and Sinatra-esque singer Clay Johnson draw on their lifelong friendship and years of touring for a sense of fun that is infectious.

August 12, 2014: Meiko

Meiko (pronounced MEE-ko) (born February 25, 1982), is an American singer/ songwriter, born and raised in Roberta, Georgia and currently residing in Los Angeles, California. She independently released a self-titled album on September 1, 2007. All of the tracks from the LP have been featured in major network TV shows. Her second full-length album, entitled The Bright Side, was released through Fantasy Records on May 15, 2012.

Raised by her father in the small town of Roberta, Georgia, Meiko first stepped in front of an audience at the age of eight, singing “White Christmas” for parishioners of a Southern Baptist church. At eighteen, Meiko left her hometown to showcase her talents to a wider audience. After a brief stop in Miami, she set down in Los Angeles and began her career in earnest, playing venues all over Southern California and writing at a prolific pace. She performed (and bartended) at Hollywood’s Hotel Café (where she still performs regularly).

Meiko is one-quarter Japanese, on her maternal grandmother’s side; in an attempt to get in touch with their Japanese heritage, she and her sister, designer Kelly Nishimoto, adopted the nicknames Meiko and Keiko.

August 14, 2014: Indigenous
Indigenous front man, Mato Nanji (Ma-TOE NON-gee), was born and raised on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. Indigenous’ music caught the attention of blues icon B.B. King and the young band was invited to play on his annual B.B. King’s Blues Tour in 1999. In 2008’s Broken Lands, an intensely personal record, Mato and Leah, his lyricist and wife, pay tribute to his Native heritage. The album decries the poverty, isolation and reality of life on the reservation with “Place I Know.”

August 16, 2014: Catherine Russell
Catherine Russell is a contemporary jazz and blues vocalist. Her father, the late Luis Russell, was Louis Armstrong’s long-time musical director, and her mother, the late Carline Ray, held degrees from both Juilliard and Manhattan School of Music and performed with the International Sweethearts of Rhythm during World War II. She also worked with David Bowie as backing vocal and playing percussion, keyboards and guitar in Heathen Tour, Reality album and in A Reality Tour from 2002 to 2004. Russell’s cover of the 1920s song Crazy Blues was used in Episode 10, Season 1 of the HBO drama Boardwalk Empire. This song was included on a soundtrack recording that won in 2012 for Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media at the 54th Grammy Awards.

August 17, 2014: John Hammond
Multi Award winning Bluesman John Hammond remains one of the world’s premier acoustic blues artists. A Blues Hall Of Fame inductee with 33 + albums to date, he is one of a handful of artists who can say they have been steadily working and recording for 50 + years. One of the most awarded musicians around, John who won a Grammy for his performance on Blues Explosion (1985) has 8 Grammy nominations, most recently for Album Of The Year for his 2010 release “Rough & Tough. He was the 2011 Blues Music Award Winner for Acoustic Artist of the Year, giving him a total of 8 Blues Music Awards and another 10 nominations. He has performed or recorded with Jimi Hendrix (discovered while playing in John’s band), Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Duane Allman, Mike Bloomfield, JJ Cale, Tom Waits, The Band, John Lee Hooker, Dr. John and many more. He remains the only person who has ever had both Jimmy Hendrix and Eric Clapton in a band at the same time. A tireless performer, he continues to tour world-wide on an annual basis and has just to released “Timeless”, marking 50 years as a recording.

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.