We are 


For APAP 2019, Allan Harris and I have curated some of the greatest
jazz artists in the world to showcase for 2 GREAT DAYS OF JAZZ.

We are back in the New York Suite on the 4th floor of the New York Hilton
Come by to say hello and meet the wonderful artists. 
It's an annual hang you don't want to miss!


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Saturday 1/5
11:00 AM


Alexis Cole
Jazz vocalist Alexis Cole
“Cole…displays an exuberant personality, outstanding diction, and flawless pitch.” See why she is in top demand around the world as she tells stories with her modern arrangements and jazz standards.
Saturday 1/5
11:30 AM




Laila Biali
The raven-haired musician has won awards (SOCAN Composer of the Year & Keyboardist of the Year at Canada’s National Jazz Awards) and played the world’s most prestigious venues (North Sea Jazz Festival, Tokyo’s Cotton Club, Carnegie Hall). She’s toured with GRAMMY award winners Chris Botti, Paula Cole, Suzanne Vega and recorded with an international icon (Sting). In short: She’s established herself as one of Canadian jazz’s brightest young stars.
Saturday 1/5
12:00 Noon
and
Sunday 1/6
12:00 Noon
Allan Harris,
Long Live the King
(Nat King Cole)

2019 marks the Centennial of the birth of the great Nat King Cole.  In honor of this momentous year, award winning jazz vocalist Allan Harris, dubbed the "heir apparent to Nat King Cole" in the NY Times, reprises his mesmerizing and irrepressible show Long Live The King, which has toured the world since the release of his live recording at the Kennedy Center.  "Audiences soon become aware that Harris and Cole naturally share the same vocal wavelength"
(The Washington Post)   
Saturday 1/5
12:30 PM
and
Sunday 1/6
11:30 AM
Duchess

Inspired by groups like the Boswell and Andrews Sisters, Duchess is well known for their sense of humor and playfulness; be prepared to let loose and have a good time.
Saturday 1/5
01:00 PM                




Banjo Nickaru &
Western Scooches

They play an eclectic mix of country, bluegrass, western swing, rockabilly, blues, traditional jazz, dixieland, old-time music, folk, roots music & Americana. The band members also play in Hot Jazz Jumpers. Hot Jazz Jumpers perform Gullah-Geechee influenced 20s/30s jazz, music of New Orleans, country, bluegrass, blues, folk, originals and world music.

Saturday 1/5
01:30PM
and
Sunday 1/6
07:00 PM



Quiana Lynell

Concord Records’ artist Quiana Lynell approaches jazz as a storyteller.  Her mesmerizing performances come about because every word and note journeys from her soul with perfect timing and impeccable pitch.


Saturday 1/5
02:00 PM
Sam Reider &
Human Hands

Jazz pianist turned roots musician, Sam Reider is redefining American music on the accordion. Reider has been featured at Lincoln Center and on NPR, and performed alongside pop stars, jazz and folk musicians ranging from Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Bluegrass mandolin prodigy Sierra Hull to Venezuelan cuatro virtuoso Jorge Glem. For his debut record as bandleader, Too Hot To Sleep, Reider has assembled a “staggeringly virtuosic band” (RnR Magazine) of young acoustic musicians called The Human Hands. Irresistible melodies, fiery improvisation and otherworldly sounds collide in a "mash-up of the the Klezmatics, Quintette du Hot Club de France and the Punch Brothers.”
Saturday 1/5
02:30 PM



Allison Adams Tucker
4 stars DownBeat LondonJazzNews "Marvellous articulation, great tonal accuracy, and dynamic drive". The Examiner "Lustrous in any language". Allison bridges the ageless generation gap with her next project of modern re-imaginings from the 70s, 80s and 90s. She entertains audiences around the world with songs and stories that connect us regardless of our birthplace on the map or in time.
Saturday 1/5
03:00 PM

Royal Bopsters
This vocal jazz quartet
is a multi-generational vocal summit in which the talents of singers specializing in bebop and the art of vocalese perform with back-up rhythm trio.  This swinging vocal group features Amy London, Holli Ross, Pete McGuiness and Dylan Pramuk. This homage features five vocalese pioneers, each of whom helped to invent the bop-vocal or ‘vocalese’ art form.
Saturday 1/5
03:30 PM
Greg Lewis Organ Monk
Virtuoso organist, pianist composer Greg Lewis, represents the next generation of jazz artists. Lewis steps out front on his debut CD Organ Monk. The spotlight has grown on his enormous talents as the leader of his own all-star trio featuring guitarist Ron Jackson and drummer Cindy Blackman, not to mention a role as the "Piano Man" on the first season of the TV series "Sex and the City."
Saturday 1/5
04:30 PM
and
Sunday 1/6
07:30 PM
Mafalda Minnozzi &
Paul Ricci
eMPathia Jazz Duo
Refined arrangements, a unique fingerstyle and a crystalline voice unite to record 3 CD's with hundreds of critically acclaimed concerts around the world. NY's Paul Ricci and Italy's Mafalda Minnozzi (The "eMPathia Jazz Duo")
Saturday 1/5
05:00PM
and
Sunday 1/6
01:30 PM


 Mauricio de Souza & Bossa Brazil
“Bossa Brasil” performs Brazilian jazz standards and original compositions.  The repertoire features Bossa novas, Sambas, Baiãos.  The group ranges from a trio to a quintet, with drums, bass, piano, vibes, guitar, sax, and trumpet.
Saturday 1/5
05:30 - 6:25 PM
Michelle Coltrane
descends from jazz royalty, the only daughter of harpist/ keyboardist Alice Coltrane and the stepdaughter of saxophone legend John Coltrane. She is a vocalist of uncommon grace and precision, with a penchant for unspooling lyrics in long, luxurious phrases that blur the contours of rhythm and time. “Moment’s Notice,” a track penned by her stepfather in 1957, is the cornerstone of her new album, Awakening, and it’s a prime example of Michelle’s gift for rhythmic acuity.
Saturday 1/5
06:30 PM
and
Sunday 1/6
11:00 AM
Shana Tucker
Cellist/singer-songwriter Shana Tucker delivers a unique voice to her self-described genre of ChamberSoul.   Shana’s lyrical melodies evoke hints of jazz, soulful folk and acoustic pop woven into a unique, rhythmical tapestry.
Saturday 1/5
07:00 PM
Razia Said


Madagascar born singer/songwriter & environmental activist presents a collection of songs from her new album, “The Road.”  Despite her nomadic life, her music remains inexorably tethered to Madagascar.
Saturday 1/5
07:30 PM
and
9:00 PM
 


Jenny Oaks Baker &
Family Four

From Bach to Broadway, Rock Classics to Film Favorites,” featuring Grammy nominated violinist Jenny Oaks Baker & Family Four (her talented children) on violins, guitars, drums, cello, piano and vocals.  This family show will impress, inspire and entertain!
Saturday 1/5
08:00 PM



Boogie Kings

The Boogie Kings!  Two Pianos. One Stage. 100 Years of American Piano Music. Bob Baldori and Arthur Migliazza play a riveting concert of American piano music including blues, jazz, boogie woogie, swing, stride, ragtime, R & B, rock and roll  that has been thrilling audiences all over the world.
Saturday 1/5
08:30 PM

Sunday 1/6
03:30 PM
EJ Decker
Channeling the lush, romantic quality and warmth of baritone legend Arthur Prysock, jazz baritone E.J. Decker & company make music with a deeply human heartbeat, honoring this under-appreciated American treasure.
Sunday 1/6
12:30 PM
Diego Figueiredo,
Ken Peplowski, &
Chiara Izzi


Diego Figueiredo (fig-a-ray-doe) is an extraordinary fast rising star among the world's greatest jazz guitarists. Ken Peplowski is arguably the greatest living jazz clarinetist. Chiara Izzi is a fast rising vocalist who was the winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival Vocal Competion.  Together, this trio is simply amazing!!
Sunday 1/6
01:00 PM
Cathy Segal Garcia

This Los Angeles based jazz singer is in demand throughout the world. Critical Jazz says “The vibe of artistic integrity is coupled with honest emotion for a captivating experience.” She has 12 varied jazz recordings and will be performing music from her 13th recording today entitled “The Melting Pot”, which ties us all into our music histories and acknowledges which musical movements have contributed to making us who we are today.
Sunday 1/6
02:00 PM

Gloria Reuben &
Marty Ashby Duo

TV and movie star Gloria Reuben and guitarist Marty Ashby  perform a collection of songs from their upcoming album release that speaks to the deeply personal, often heart-breaking and eternally hopeful nature of love and relationships.


Sunday 1/6
02:30 PM




Brandon Goldberg
Brandon Goldberg, is 12 years old, and began to play piano by ear when he was just 3.  Brandon began to take piano lessons for classical music, but his love and passion for jazz, and the creativity it allows, quickly took over. Brandon has appeared on the Harry Connick Jr. Show, both seasons of NBC’s Little Big Shots and the Steve Harvey Show. He has also performed at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center with Monty Alexander, The Apollo Theater, Blue Note Jazz Club in New York and the Litchfield Jazz Festival.

Sunday 1/6
03:00 PM
Svetlana &
The Delancey Five
Critically acclaimed Svetlana and her "New York Darlings" Delancey Five (Time Out), bring an exuberant foot-stomping party "from jazz age and into the 21st century" (Pop Dust).  Performing in the US and internationally, the band combines the power of a little big band with the intoxicating improvisational aspects of a small jazz group.
Sunday 1/6
04:30 PM
Ty Stevens & SoulJaazz
Elegantly funky R&B, jazz & more from Bossa to Broadway to Be-bop, with his band or solo piano with vocals, masterful entertain-ment! Ty Stephens is an award-winning singer/songwriter, entertainer & recording artist (Grand Prize Winner Jazzmobile/ Anheuser-Busch Solo Jazz Vocalist Competition,) and First Place Winner R&B/Blues - International Songwriting Competition.  He appeared on Broadway in the original productions of "Sophisticated Ladies"
Sunday 1/06
05:00 PM
Fantine &
The French Horn Collective

Fantine is an emerging multi-talented singer-songwriter, fluent in English, Spanish, Russian & French. Fantine has toured extensively as the lead vocalist with Igor Butman & the Moscow Jazz Orchestra and has worked extensively with Emilio & Gloria Estefan.  She is showcasing with the French Horn Collective as they will begin touring together in 2019. Their repertoire includes: Gypsy jazz, American Jazz Standard, French Classic, Klezmer, Latin Bolero and Original Music.
Sunday 1/6
05:30 PM
Shirazette &
Sonic WallPaper

Sonic WallPaper Band, led by diverse composer-drummer Shirazette Tinnin, is a juicy ear-gasmic group that infuses world, jazz, hip and 90's style R&B inspired rhythms and sounds all in one!  The new album will be released Winter 2019

Sunday 1/6
06:00 PM
Brianna Thomas
Brianna has blazed a path in the world of jazz and continues a stellar ascent. With dedication, hard work, and a sparkling personality, Brianna is sure to become one of jazz’s most prominent voices. The words of legendary trombonist Curtis Fuller best illustrate Brianna Thomas’ abilities, hailing her as a “marvelous new artist who has all it takes to reach the top of the jazz profession and music in general.
Sunday 1/6
6:30 PM
Sammy Figueroa &
Latin Jazz Explosion
Exciting, sophisticated Latin jazz led by world famous charismatic percussionist Sammy Figueroa. 
 Besides playing with some of the world's greatest pop stars, such as David Bowie, Chaka Khan & Mariah Carey, Sammy has also played with a multitude of distinguished jazz artists including Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Quincy Jones, and George Benson
.

Sunday 1/6
8:00 PM
Marie Chain

Marie Chain is the new soul sensation from Germany. After endless live gigs on the streets and stages of this world and years of experimentation, Marie Chain's first solo album "Chainge" finally comes on the market. The Berlin singer, pianist and songwriter mixes the old and the new and catapults soulful vintage soul, blues and funk into the 21st century.