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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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August 6, 2014: Rita Ferreira Bossa Jazz
Rita Ferreira is New York based Brazil’s premier female tenor saxophonist, performing in various group formats, trios and quartets. Touring regularly in the US, Europe, Caribbean and South America, Rita found her real voice in jazz in the tenor sound, which she has adopted and it has taken her places, physically and spiritually.

August 7, 2014: Requinte Trio
Join us as we embark on the maiden voyage of an exhilarating new project featuring Janis Siegel, Nanny Assis and John Di Martino. This evening will provide a evocative evening of song, rhythm and communion as we fuse together the talents of these three artists in a tantalizing program of Brazilian music and jazz.

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 13, 2014: 21 is 21
21 is 21 improvised music collaborations filmed across 21 days involving over 40 different musicians from 20 different countries. Originally begun last December 1st to December 21st, the sessions were filmed and published to the 21 blog: www.mgp21.com. Now for the first time ever 21 is being brought to the stage on August 13th Iridium — 21 brand new bands in one evening.

21 will be crossing musical genres, featuring top talent from around the world, and assembling musicians that may not usually work together. The purpose of the project to is spontaneously create work in the moment with very minimal conversation around what will be played. With minimal expectations and preparation before the sessions, something organic is allowed to arise from the collaboration — an improvised composition.

Curating the series and playing bass is Matt Geraghty. Matt is a bassist & composer without borders who has recorded 4 albums of his own internationally inspired compositions, works with Grammy award-winning artists and has brought his original world music jazz project to the international stage.

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.