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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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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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October 1, 2014: Albert Cummings
Breaking every cliché associated with the blues while producing some of the most powerful music of the 21st century comes as natural to Albert Cummings as swinging a hammer while constructing one of his award-winning custom built homes. The Massachusetts native learned the requisite three chords on the guitar from his father, but then switched to playing banjo at age 12 and became a fan of bluegrass music. Like everything he tackles, he threw himself headlong into the pursuit, going to festivals and winning several picking contests in high school. Before graduating he heard the early recordings of Stevie Ray Vaughan, however, and was floored by the virtuosity. While in college in 1987 he saw Vaughan perform and he returned to the guitar with a new outlook and resolve. He had another tradition to live up to first, however, and he studied the building trade in order to follow his family into the home building business. Not until he was 27, an age when other musicians were either already established or had long ago put their dream aside for the realities of life, did Albert finally decide to go for it. As he has done with his innovative homes, he has taken tradition and built his own musical edifice that expresses his thoughts and dreams. It is a vision that alternately excites and soothes while also clearly providing a glimpse of his unlimited future. The best is yet to come.

October 2, 2014: Doyle Dykes
Although influenced by a wide variety of musical styles and musicians from the country of Chet Atkins to the rock and roll of Duane Eddy and the Beatles, Doyle has developed a distinct, recognizable sound that amazes audiences with skill while capturing hearts with sincerity and soul.
Internationally, Doyle attracts record audiences on many continents. Whether to a guitar player or music enthusiast, Doyle’s music will make a lasting impression on anyone given the opportunity to listen.

October 3-4, 2014: Victor Wooten & Steve Bailey Bass Extremes w/ Derico Watson
Dive into a high-energy concert by Bass Extremes that pushes the limits of the bass in an incredible fusion of funk, jazz, rock and reggae. Bassist Victor Wooten has been called “the most influential bassist since Jaco Pastorius.” He is a founding member of Béla Fleck & The Flecktones and is a five-time Grammy Award winner. Wooten is known for his incredible funk grooves, unimaginably fast thumb and two-handed tapping techniques. Bassist Steve Bailey, is known for his three-fingered bass technique and his awe-inspiring command of harmonics and chords. He has performed with Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, Jethro Tull and Lynyrd Skynyrd, to name a few. Drummer Derico Watson, one of the hottest musicians on the scene today, adds his fire to the mix.

October 5, 2014: Grace Kelly
When it comes to saxophonist/vocalist/composer/lyricist/arranger Grace Kelly, people seem to be divided into two groups: those who marvel at her proficiency, creativity and ever-accelerating growth, and those who have yet to encounter the 19-year-old wunderkind. The ranks of the former category are growing by the day. Trumpeter and Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis was so impressed with Kelly’s three-night stand as guest of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra that he invited her to join the ensemble at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater in Washington, D.C. Harry Connick Jr. heard Kelly in a master class on a December afternoon and brought her on stage to sit in with his band that night. Since then, Kelly has been voted “Best Jazz Act” in Boston three consecutive years in the FNX/Phoenix Best Music Poll, received the ASCAP Foundation’s Young Jazz Composers Award in 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011 and won “Jazz Artist of the Year” at the Boston Music Awards in both 2008 and 2010. The 2009 and 2010, Downbeat Critics Poll added to her list naming her one of the “Alto Saxophone Rising Stars”, the youngest ever to be named so.

October 6, 2014: TR3 featuring Tim Reynolds CD Release Party “Like Some Kind of Alien Invasion”
TR3, the versatile electric power trio, consisting of DMB guitar slinger and collaborator Tim Reynolds, bassist Mick Vaughn, and drummer Dan Martier, has long been known for bending genres and ripping through tunes every musical style, from blues, funk, progressive, psychedelic, jazz fusion, metal, and classic rock, with each song seemingly building off the one before it. Two years in the making, Like Some Kind of Alien Invasion, their first major label album release, features 14 new original songs by Reynolds and further solidifies TR3 as a consistent rock band with wide-ranging influences.

October 7, 2014: SocBar Entertainment Presents: David Bixler’s Auction Project Featuring Aruán Ortiz
The Auction Project’s album SLINK stakes out uncommon musical territory, a place where Celtic reels merge with gospel and funk, as if it were the most natural thing on earth.
In these hands, this combination does sound perfectly natural, and at times transcendent – with Dave Bixler on alto sax, Heather Martin Bixler on violin, Aruán Ortiz on piano, Carlo De Rosa on bass and Vince Cherico on drums, with a guest appearance by Mike Stern on electric guitar.

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.