Participating artists include Mike Stern, Chris Potter, David Binney, Antonio Sanchez and more.
Adored by patrons and musicians alike, 55 Bar
is utterly unique in the New York City
music scene; an unfussy, inexpensive, dive bar where audiences can watch some of the world’s best jazz and blues musicians from ten feet away. It’s a club where brilliant newcomers can launch their careers and seasoned professionals can workshop new compositions before going out on the road. Regulars include Mike Stern
, Leni Stern
, Wayne Krantz
, David Binney
, Adam Rogers
, Henry Hey
, Keith Carlock
, Tim Lefebvre
, KJ Denhert
, Sweet Georgia Brown, Tessa Souter
, Kendra Shank
, Ayana Lowe
, Thana Alexa
, Nicole Zuraitis
, Ben Monder
, Jim Ridl
, Jim Campilongo
and many more.
Now, in an all too familiar story, this iconic venue is in danger of closing. With live music decimated by the pandemic, 55 Bar is swamped with expenses from the 14 months it remained shuttered by government mandate. As word trickled out, the legions of musicians who can’t bear the thought of NYC without the club have organized an all-star series of shows beginning September 23rd and running through October 2nd 2021. Performances will take place at 9:30 PM nightly, and will also be live streamed on YouTube.
Confirmed performers include Nir Felder
, Chris Potter
, Hipster Assassins, Tangiers Blues Band, Dan Weiss
& Ari Hoenig
, Mike Stern, David Binney, Adam Roger’s DICE, Rudder, Antonio Sanchez
with Donny McCaslin
, Miguel Zenon
and Scott Colley
, and Oz Noy
. See below for the full schedule.
All fans of live music and of the 55 Bar are invited to attend. The proceeds from these shows will give a big boost to the club and provide some all-important maneuvering room while they work things out.
55 Bar is savable. The numbers are perhaps too big for the 55 Bar to handle alone, but completely achievable through a wider effort. To that end, the club will be launching a fundraiser in the coming weeks.
The 55 Bar is located at 55 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014. Proof vaccination is required to enter.
Wednesday, September 22
Thursday, September 23
Friday, September 24
Saturday, September 25
Tangiers Blues Band
Sunday, September 26
Dan Weiss & Ari Hoenig
Monday, September 27
Tuesday, September 28
Wednesday, September 29
Adam Roger’s DICE
Thursday, September 30
Rudder (with Keith Carlock, Henry Hey, Chris Cheek, Tim Lefebvre)
Friday, October 1
Antonio Sanchez, Miguel Zenon, Donny McCaslin and Scott Colley
Saturday, October 2
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