Besides her regular hits with Swingadelic and Klez Dispensers, Audrey Welber’s fiery playing on saxophone, clarinet, and flute sparks numerous small groups, big bands, and urban gospel groups. She joins what WSJ's Will Friedwald calls her “especially fluid clarinet” to other reviewers' colorings of “inspired,” “muscular,” “gloriously pure-toned” sax playing for a night of straight-out, straight-ahead blowing at the Bistro. Featuring Dan Kostelnick, organ, and Rob Henderson, drums
A jazz melody summit & mutual admiration society in one: master tenor player and Philly native, Larry McKenna, interweaves his bop-inspired blowing with the burnished sound of mister-kind-hearts-and-cornets himself, Warren Vaché. Joined by pianist Phil Orr and bassist Joe Plowman, there will be some plump, ripe, sweet, juicy music to savor this night.
Saxophonist/composer/music educator Tom Tallitsch regularly tours the US as leader and sideman, and in NYC and Philly plays at Smalls, 55 Bar, Birdland, Minton’s, The Sidedoor, Chris’ Jazz Cafe, Cornelia Street Cafe, Paris Bistro, South and many others. He is musical director and composer for the multi-media dance company Big Sky Project, founded by Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch, and hosts the weekly “The Modern Jazz Radio Show” on WWFM Jazzon2, 89.1 HD2. His eighth album, Wheelhouse, was released on Posi-Tone in 2018. He's joined for this date by Rev. Chris Marsceill organ, and Bill Avayou drums
The popular Blue Skies Quartet returns to The Bistro for another evening of unfiltered, oxygen-rich, trad jazz with a twist of swing. Jerry Rife, clar & sopr sax; Danny Tobias, trpt; Pat Mercuri, gtr & bnj; Pete Reichlin, tbn & tba
"Music is about making people happy." Guitarist/singer Flip Peters makes many people happy partnering Warren Vaché and Houston Person at J-O-B; now he takes the lead himself. A house musician for many years at the Rainbow Room, World Trade Center, Plaza Hotel, Waldorf Astoria and other top NYC venues, he's performed with many of New York's top freelance jazz and classical musicians along the journey. Featuring Anton Denner tenor sax, and Alex Gressel bass. flippeters.com
Marty Grosz recorded his first album with a band that included the young Dick Wellstood and veteran bassist Pops Foster in 1950 when he was 20; do the math. A devotee, champion, and virtuoso regarding the acoustic archtop guitar, his music and performance would remind you of the 1920s and '30s, if you were alive then. Having done guest spots on Prairie Home Companion, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and the Today Show, expect to be entertained. With Danny Tobias horns, Jack St. Claire reeds, & Joe Plowman bass. martygrosz.com
"Philadelphia's Premier 1920s Hot Jazz Dance Orchestra dedicated to the preservation of the music of The Jazz Age, The Roaring 20s, The Gatsby Era" Guitarist & singer Richard Barnes leads a seven-piece version of BSO in authentic arrangements of Paul Whiteman and other period jazz orchestras. bso1920sjazz
Trumpeter and J-O-B regular Danny Tobias tours the US with the Midiri Brothers Sextet, and gigs in NYC and Phila with Warren Vaché, Scott Robinson, Vince Giordano, Wycliffe Gordon, Harry Allen, Jon-Erik Kellso, Marty Grosz, and many others. // Brennen Ernst is a multi-instrumental, multi-genre musical daredevil, playing piano, banjo, and guitar, in bluegrass, old time, jazz, and swing. // Joe Plowman is a versafootatile Philadelpia bassist with his own group, Grand Slam Trio, who also tours as music director for Carsie Blanton, and regularly appears with Chelsea Reed and Marty Grosz, to mention a few.
With two albums in two years ("I Love Paris" [songs of Cole Porter], and the new "Once Upon a Summertime" [songs of Michel Legrand], both on Sergent Major Records), Alex Hiele's Paris Jazz Combo brings the joie de vivre and atmosphere of a City of Love nightspot. Featuring arrangements by bassist/leader Alexandre Hiele, the combo includes Steve Rice piano, Rob Henke trumpet, and David Stier drums alexandrehiele.com