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Wednesday, December 12th
7:00pm-12:00am |$10/$15/$20
FROM NYC

NICK HEMPTON TRIO

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Nick Hempton is an alto and tenor saxophonist, composer, and bandleader, producing new music in the modern/mainstream tradition. Calling New York home since 2004, he headlines clubs throughout the city, as well as concert halls and festivals around the world. Influenced by the greats of the instrument– Dexter Gordon, Sonny Stitt, Cannonball Adderley, etc., and informed by a youth misspent playing Rhythm & Blues and Ska in his native Australia, Hempton’s jazz is original, approachable, and always swinging.

From 2005 to 2016, Nick led The Nick Hempton Band: “an unusually sharp, cohesive unit” (David Orthmann– AAJ) performing original compositions at most of the major New York venues, as well as touring regionally and internationally. With this group, Nick released four highly praised studio albums: “Nick Hempton Band” (self-released, 2008); “The Business” (Posi-Tone, 2011); “Odd Man Out” (Posi-Tone, 2013); and in 2015, the innovative “Catch and Release” Experiment, which was recorded and released track-by- track every six weeks, before being collated for CD release.

In the past year, through its residency at Smalls Jazz Club, the Hempton Band has morphed into “Trio Stonk,” a streamlined three-piece outfit whose performances bring melody, swing, and blues to the fore. Trio Stonk is known for ditching complicated compositions and arrangements in favour of navigating freely around standard chord structures, incorporating elements of Free Jazz into its hard-wired hard bop. It is with this group that Nick has recorded his fifth album as leader, in performance at Smalls Jazz club, to be released in the fall of 2017 on the SmallsLive label. The album will be launched at Smalls Jazz Club, then taken on an intensive tour of Europe, Asia, and Australia/New Zealand.

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Calendar of Events

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VIBRAPHONE COOL CAT CHASE JACKSON & THE JAZZ GROOVE ENSEMBLE

CLOSED THIS EVENING

JEFF DENSON “OUTSIDE MY WINDOW”

PRIVATE EVENT FROM 6-9PM

THE THEO CROKER COLLECTIVE

THE WALTER EARL GROUP

THE THEO CROKER COLLECTIVE

THE JAZZ VOCALS OF REN GEISICK “A BLACK CAT HOLIDAZE EXTRAVAGANZA!”

THE THEO CROKER COLLECTIVE

THE JAZZ VOCALS OF REN GEISICK “A BLACK CAT HOLIDAZE EXTRAVAGANZA!”

THE THEO CROKER COLLECTIVE

THE WALTER EARL GROUP

CLOSED THIS EVENING

THE RICHARD SEARS TRIO “CONSTANT STRANGER” ALBUM RELEASE

GUITAR PHENOM YOUSSEF KHIARI (AKA YO K) & HIS INTERSTELLAR CRUSADERS “A TRIBUTE TO THELONIOUS MONK”

THE RICHARD SEARS TRIO “CONSTANT STRANGER” ALBUM RELEASE

SOUL & JAZZ SINGER JAMES ROBINSON & HIS BAND

JOSH LAWRENCE & COLOR THEORY FT. ANWAR MARSHALL & TONY PEEBLES

CLOSED FOR PRIVATE EVENT

THE INCOMPARABLE VOCALS OF AZURE MCCALL & HER LITTLE BIG BAND!

JOSH LAWRENCE & COLOR THEORY FT. ANWAR MARSHALL & TONY PEEBLES

JOSH LAWRENCE & COLOR THEORY FT. ANWAR MARSHALL & TONY PEEBLES

CLOSED THIS EVENING

NICK HEMPTON TRIO

NICK HEMPTON TRIO

THE MICHAEL ODE TRIO

THE MICHAEL ODE BAND OF SIX FT. JOHN PALOWITCH, MICHAEL ORENSTEIN, NICK LAMB, AND GIULIO CETTO

RENOWNED LATIN PIANIST MATIAS CARBAJAL AND HIS QUINTET

THE MICHAEL ODE BAND OF SIX FT. THE FABULOUS NATALIE JOHN!

MARK ROBINSON & HIS RAT PACK TRIO “THE SOUNDS OF FRANK!”

THE MICHAEL ODE BAND OF SIX FT. INCOMPARABLE JAZZ & SOUL SINGER LILAN KANE!

THE MICHAEL ODE BAND OF SIX FT. THE FABULOUS NATALIE JOHN!

CLOSED THIS EVENING

LESLEY MOK TRIO

FREDDY CLARKE & WOBBLY WORLD

LESLEY MOK TRIO

VOCALIST JACK MOSBACHER & HIS TRIO!

VOCALIST JACK MOSBACHER & HIS TRIO!

HOWARD WILEY & EXTRA NAPPY

THE INCOMPARABLE VOCALS OF AZURE MCCALL & HER LITTLE BIG BAND!

HOWARD WILEY & EXTRA NAPPY

VOCALIST JACK MOSBACHER & HIS TRIO!

HOWARD WILEY & EXTRA NAPPY

CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS

CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS

CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS

CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS

THE WALTER EARL GROUP

GRAMMY WINNING VOCALIST & CHANCE THE RAPPER COLLABORATOR: JHOARD EXPERIENCE

THE SULTRY SOUNDS OF LILAN KANE & HER OAKLAND COLLECTIVE

GRAMMY WINNING VOCALIST & CHANCE THE RAPPER COLLABORATOR: JHOARD EXPERIENCE

THE JAZZ VOCALS OF REN GEISICK!

GRAMMY WINNING VOCALIST & CHANCE THE RAPPER COLLABORATOR: JHOARD EXPERIENCE

GRAMMY WINNING VOCALIST & CHANCE THE RAPPER COLLABORATOR: JHOARD EXPERIENCE

STUDIO 54: NEW YEARS EVE WITH GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING J. HOARD! FEAT. VIVECA

CLOSED FOR NEW YEARS

CLOSED FOR NEW YEARS

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