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For over a decade, Jazz Standard has been setting the standard—world-class jazz, warm hospitality, pitch-perfect sound, and award-winning Southern cuisine and barbecue in an intimate and comfortable environment. As one of the world's top jazz venues, Jazz Standard hosts both legendary artists of today and bright stars of tomorrow.

1999

December 28 - January 9

Jazz piano legend Tommy Flanagan heralds in the new millenium at Jazz Standard.

2000

January 19-23

Fan favorite and Jazz Standard perennial Maria Schneider has her first of many performances on our stage and makes her first live recording, "The Days of Wine and Roses".

2000

March 9-12

Steve Lacy, the father of modern soprano saxophone plays the first of three Jazz Standard runs, some of his last performances in the US.

2000

March 28

Jazz Standard hosts Big John Patton, one of the seminal soul jazz organists of the 60s, having played with Grant Green, George Coleman, and Lou Donaldson.

2000

March 29-31

Ben Allison and the Jazz Composers Collective have their Jazz Standard debut.

2000

April 4-9

Greg Osby releases his Blue Note record, "Public", with a 25 year old Jason Moran on piano.

2000

April 19-23

We host the great singer, songwriter, and pianist Mose Allison.

2000

May 9-13

Andrew Hill, one of the greatest jazz composers, plays his first run at Jazz Standard.

2000

May 16-21

Legendary drummer Billy Higgins teams up with Clifford Brown sideman Harold Land to present a week of music.

2000

July 5-9

Bill Charlap has his first major New York City engagement as a leader.

2000

July 11-16

Jason Moran leads his first major gig in New York City.

2000

September 5-10

John Abercrombie Quintet featuring Kenny Wheeler grace our stage.

2000

September 12-17

Kurt Rosenwinkle has the CD release party for Enemies of Energy, his first Verve recording, with Mark Turner, Ben Street, and Jeff Ballard, also his first major NYC run as a leader.

2000

September 19-24

Archie Shepp and Roswell Rudd record Live in NY with Gracian Moncur, Reggie Workman & Andrew Cyrille, which would become a Verve release.

2000

October 13-15

André Previn & David Fink record a live album for Deutsche Grammophon.

2000

November 14-19

Legendary pianist Ray Bryant, known for his work with Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Lester Young, and Miles Davis plays Jazz Standard.

2000

December 5-10

Master of both African music and jazz, Randy Weston plays our stage for the first time.

2000

December 12-17

Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein, and Bill Stewart play the first of many engagements on our stage.

2000

December 19-23

Etta Jones performs with her musical partner of over 30 years, Houston Person.

2001

February 2-4

After 40 years of composing, Andrew Hill debuts his first-ever big band.

2001

March 13-18

Arthur Blythe plays his first show at Jazz Standard.

2001

March 20-25

Pianist and singer Andy Bey has his Jazz Standard debut with his trio.

2001

April 10-15

South African piano legend Abdullah Ibrahim plays a week with his group Ekaya, including Cecil McBee and Ben Riley.

2001

June 11

Count Basie musical director Frank Foster records his Loud Minority Big Band live at Jazz Standard.

2002

April 10-11

Bill Charlap ends a week run with two special guests, one night with Count Basie veteran Frank Wess and the next with guitar legend Jim Hall.

2002

April 30

Panamanian pianist Danilo Perez makes his debut at Jazz Standard with his trio.

2002

June 3

For one night only, Wynton Marsalis presents a reunion of his classic septet, featuring Herlin Riley and Marcus Roberts.

2002

August 6-12

Brazillian vocalist Luciana Souza plays her first major NYC engagement at Jazz Standard.

2002

September 17-21

As part of the Verizon music festival, Fred Hersch, Jason Moran, Ethan Iverson, Matthew Shipp, and Vijay Iyer are presented as the Verizon Solo Piano Series.

2002

October 29 - November 3

Illinois Jacquet, the father of R&B saxophone, plays for a week with his big band.

2002

November 19-22

Fred Hersch presents a special quintet with Kenny Wheeler, Mark Turner, Ben Street, Nasheet Waits.

2002

December 31

Phil Woods guest stars for a special New Year's engagement with the Bill Charlap Trio.

2003

February 4-9

Alto saxophonist Charles McPherson plays his first of many engagements at Jazz Standard.

2003

April 7

Trumpeter Steven Bernstein begins Jazz Standard's first weekly monday residency with his Millenial Territory Orchestra.

2003

April 15

Peter Bernstein brings together his quartet including Brad Mehldau, Larry Grenadier and Bill Stewart.

2003

July 5-6

Olu Dara plays Jazz Standard. In addition to being a skilled singer, guitarist, and cornetist, he is the father of the rapper Nas.

2003

July 10-11

Blues legend Hubert Sumlin pays tribute to his former employer Howlin' Wolf with a show called Howlin' for Hubert, which includes greats James Blood Ulmer, David Johansen, and Jimmy Vivino.

2003

August 19-24

Dr. Lonnie Smith joins up with longtime Ray Charles soloist David "Fathead" Newman for a week of soulful music.

2003

September 9-14

Legendary hard bop pianist Cedar Walton presents and all-star quartet with Buster Williams, Jimmy Cobb, and fellow Art Blakey alumni Gary Bartz and Curtis Fuller.

2003

October 17-19

Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid plays a weekend of duo performances with James Blood Ulmer.

2003

November 18-19

Singer Sheila Jordan celebrates her 75th birthday at Jazz Standard, backed by longtime collaborator Steve Kuhn and his trio.

2003

November 28-30

Charlie Parker's protégé Frank Morgan records his set of 3 live records at Jazz Standard with George Cables, Curtis Lundy, and Billy Hart.

2003

December 9-14

Fred Hersch presents the first of his Duo Invitation Series, where he presents 6 nights of music, each with a different guest of the highest caliber.

2004

January 3

Seminal soul jazz organist Jimmy McGriff plays Jazz Standard.

2004

February 12

Little Jimmy Scott, an iconic vocal legend whose voice never lowered plays Jazz Standard.

2004

March 2

Now both stars in the music world, Helen Sung and Robert Glasper started their careers by sharing a double bill at Jazz Standard.

2004

April 30

Bill Frisell makes his Jazz Standard debut, with Brian Blade and Sam Yahel.

2004

June 4

Piano phenom Hiromi holds her first major NYC show and record release on our stage.

2004

August 4

Legendary arranger and valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer graces our stage with his quartet including arranger/drummer John Hollenbeck.

2005

August 10-14

Lee Konitz debuts his new nonet at Jazz Standard.

2005

August 16-21

Mulgrew Miller celebrates his 50th birthday at the club.

2005

October 11-13

The Billy Hart Quartet with Mark Turner, Ethan Iverson, and Ben Street has its first major NYC club debut.

2005

December 27-31

Legendary New Orleans brass outfit the Preservation Hall Jazz Band rings in 2006.

2006

January 20-22

The Swedish genre-bending Esbjörn Svensson Trio plays Jazz Standard for the first time.

2006

February 16

Multi-genre clarinetist Anat Cohen plays her first major NYC engagement at Jazz Standard.

2006

May 4-7

Andy Bey Quartet plays Jazz Standard.

2006

May 9-11

Nancy King and Fred Hersch record their GRAMMY nominated album Live at Jazz Standard.

2006

June 23

Brazillian super group Trio Da Paz playz Jazz Standard with special guest pianist Kenny Barron.

2006

June 27 - July 2

Gonzalo Rubalcaba makes his Jazz Standard debut, playing solo and with a trio including Matt Brewer and Jeff "Tain" Watts.

2006

September 27

Grammy award winning bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding makes her major NYC club debut at Jazz Standard.

2007

January 22-24

David Murray, founding member of the World Saxophone Quartet, plays Jazz Standard.

2007

May 22

Master drummer and John Coltrane collaborator Rasheid Ali plays one night only at Jazz Standard.

2007

August 7-12

Jazz Standard hosts the 70th birthday party of the legendary Louis Hayes, sideman to Oscar Peterson, Horace Silver, and Cannonball Adderly.

2007

September 4-9

Fred Hersch continues surprising audiences with his Duo Invitational Series, this time bringing Ethan Iverson, Jason Moran, Art Lande, Brad Mehldau, Kenny Barron, and Geoff Keezer to play two pianos.

2008

April 17

New Orleans singer and pianist Jon Batiste makes his debut in a major NYC club at Jazz Standard.

2008

April 28

Ambrose Akinmusire has his breakout NYC gig with the Ambrose Akinmusire Project: Mark Turner, Aaron Parks, Ben Street, and Eric Harland.

2008

May 20-21

Fred Hersch records his Pocket Orchestra live at Jazz Standard featuring Ralph Alessi, Kate McGarry, and Richie Barshay.

2008

May 22

The Brubeck Brothers play a special engagement with chamber ensemble Imani Winds.

2008

July 3-6

Father of vocalese John Hendricks plays Jazz Standard in a special tribute to his groundbreaking vocal ensemble Labert, Hendricks, and Ross.

2008

October 6

Sue Mingus and the Mingus Big Band have the first night of their Monday night residency.

2008

October 16

Adventurous alto saxophonist and composer Tim Berne celebrates his first ECM release Snakeoil.

2008

November 13-16

Clarinetist Don Byron celebrates his 50th birthday.

2009

April 9-12

Mark Turner, Larry Grenadier, and Jeff Ballard, also known as the FLY Trio, make their Jazz Standard debut.

2009

May 5-10

The Branford Marsalis Quartet makes its debut at Jazz Standard.

2009

June 2

In advance of her best selling album Take to the Sky, singer Kat Edmonson plays a night on our stage.

2009

July 28-29

In two nights, two of the biggest rising stars of jazz piano make their NYC debut as a leader: Alfredo Rodriguez and Gerald Clayton.

2009

August 6-9

Four time Grammy nominee Ernestine Anderson plays a weekend with Houston Person.

2009

September 24-27

The living embodiment of bebop, Barry Harris plays Jazz Standard.

2009

October 20

Guitarist Julian Lage debuts at Jazz Standard.

2009

October 21-25

Joshua Redman presents his trio with Matt Penman and Greg Hutchinson.

2009

December 3-6

Chano Dominguez records GRAMMY nominated Blue Note Release Flamenco Sketches Live at Jazz Standard.

2009

December 29-31

Jazz Standard presents some New Orleans flavor with Struttin' With Some Barbecue featuring Donald Harrison, Henry Butler, Sean Jones, Wycliffe Gordon, and Ali Jackson.

2010

January 12-14

Guitarist David Gilmore records Numerology at Jazz Standard with Jeff "Tain" Watts, Christian McBride, and Claudia Acuña.

2010

April 29 - May 2

Legendary Cuban clarinetist and saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera plays with his sextet.

2010

May 5

Former Poet Lauriat Robert Pinsky presents a night of poetry and music backed by Vijay Iyer, Ben Allison and Matt Wilson.

2010

September 28-29

The Jazz Passengers present two nights of music with guitarist Marc Ribot and special guest Debbie Harry of Blondie.

2011

January 18-19

Drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts presents his trio with longtime bandmate Robert Hurst and McArthur Foundation award winner Steve Coleman.

2011

March 30 - April 3

SFJAZZ records three nights of the music of Stevie Wonder for their yearly release.

2011

April 14-17

Ambrose releases his breakout Blue Note release When the Heart Emerges Glistening.

2011

April 20-11

Impulse Nights celebration at Jazz Standard.

2011

May 18-22

Considered one of the greatest drummers of all time, playing with Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, and Miles Davis, Roy Haynes plays Jazz Standard.

2011

August 30 - September 4

Legendary bassist Ron Carter debuts his "Great Big Band" at Jazz Standard, the first of many performances on our stage.

2011

September 29 - October 2

Hip Hop influenced singer and Blue Note recording artist Jose James makes his Jazz Standard debut.

2011

October 23

British trumpeter and composer Kenny Wheeler makes his final American appearance at Jazz Standard, playing with longtime friend and bandmate Dave Holland.

2011

November 15

Grammy award winning bassist Ben Williams celebrates his debut release on Concord, State of Art at Jazz Standard.

2012

February 9-12

Prolific composer, tenor saxophonist, and Art Blakey alumni Benny Golson plays his first weekend on our stage.

2012

My 25-26

As part of his invitational series, Fred Hersch expands to a trio, playing with veterans Dave Holland and Billy Hart.

2012

June 12-17

Kurt Rosenwinkel returns to Jazz Standard with his Standards Trio, each night presenting a different guest including Geri Allen, Greg Osby, and Peter Bernstein.

2012

July 3-8

Dr. Lonnie Smith celebrates his 70th Birthday party at Jazz Standard, and performs with his trio.

2012

August 23-26

Steven Bernstein and Henry Butler collaborate for the first time in what would become Butler, Bernstein, and the Hot 9.

2012

December 18-19

Matt Wilson begins his annual Christmas party with the Christmas Tree-o, this year featuring Bill Frisell.

2013

February 26 - March 3

Ravi Coltrane presents 3 different quartets over six days.

2013

March 10-11

Fred Hersch debuts a new trio with Esperanza Spaulding and Richie Barshay.

2013

July 25-28

Miles Davis devotee Wallace Roney premiers Wayne Shorter's lost piece “Universe", given by the composer himself, in celebration of Wayne's 80th Birthday.

2013

August 23-25

Grammy award winning vocalist Gregory Porter presents a weekend of music.

2013

December 19-23

Lenny White and Friends take the stage, with veterans Ron Carter, Victor Bailey, and Bennie Maupin.

2014

March 19-23

SF Jazz Collective celebrates its 10th Anniversary concert.

2014

April 30

Miles Davis and Keith Jarrett sideman and master drummer Jack Dejohnnette takes our stage for the first time as part of George Colligan's trio with Linda Oh.

2014

May 7

Singer Kurt Elling and Fred Hersch play one night only as part of Fred's Duo Invitation Series.

2014

May 27-28

Trumpeter Theo Croker makes his Jazz Standard Debut with the powerful Dee Dee Bridgewater and DVRK Funk.

2014

October 23 - 26

Richard Galliano makes his debut at Jazz Standard.

2014

December 30 - January 4

Camaroonian bassist Richard Bona, known for his work with Pat Metheny, Chaka Khan, and Harry Belafonte, plays a week devoted to the connection between Africa and Cuba with his band Mandekan Cubano.

2015

January 8-10

Rolling Stones singer and star of the Oscar-Award winning documentary "20 Feet From Stardom" Lisa Fischer presents 3 sold out nights at Jazz Standard.

2015

January 27 - February 1

Chris Potter debuts his Underground Orchestra and releases his ECM record Imaginary Cities.

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Louis Armstrong