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Tuesday, December 11th
7:00pm-12:00am |$10/$15/$20
FROM NYC

NICK HEMPTON TRIO

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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The cost shown for each performance is the price for tickets per person, which are purchased in advance. There is a Food & Beverage Minimum for reservations downstairs. Tickets may be purchased on Eventbrite, or by making a reservation on Opentable By submitting a reservation, you are purchasing tickets to a show. Tickets are non-refundable but may be transferred to other people. No-shows or cancellations are charged the full ticket price per person to the card on file.

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Call us at 415.358.1999 or email us with any questions!

Calendar of Events

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3x GRAMMY WINNER KEYON HARROLD! WITH SPECIAL GUEST VOCALIST CHRIS TURNER

3x GRAMMY WINNER KEYON HARROLD! WITH SPECIAL GUEST VOCALIST CHRIS TURNER

CLOSED THIS EVENING

OAKLAND JAZZ & R+B SENSATION LILAN KANE!

OAKLAND JAZZ & R+B SENSATION LILAN KANE!

OAKLAND JAZZ & R+B SENSATION LILAN KANE!

THE WALTER EARL GROUP

THE WALTER EARL GROUP

THE WALTER EARL GROUP

From Robert Glasper Experiment, 2x Grammy winner/5x nominee CASEY BENJAMIN!

From Robert Glasper Experiment, 2x Grammy winner/5x nominee CASEY BENJAMIN!

From Robert Glasper Experiment, 2x Grammy winner/5x nominee CASEY BENJAMIN!

From Robert Glasper Experiment, 2x Grammy winner/5x nominee CASEY BENJAMIN!

CASEY BENJAMIN aka DJ STUTZ MCGEE – DJ SET

From Robert Glasper Experiment, 2x Grammy winner/5x nominee CASEY BENJAMIN!

From Robert Glasper Experiment, 2x Grammy winner/5x nominee CASEY BENJAMIN!

CASEY BENJAMIN aka DJ STUTZ MCGEE – DJ SET

THE WALTER EARL GROUP

THE WALTER EARL GROUP

THE WALTER EARL GROUP

CLOSED THIS EVENING

The JENNA McLEAN Quintet

The JENNA McLEAN Quintet

The JENNA McLEAN Quintet

Celebration of Cultures!: Akira Tana & OTONOWA

Celebration of Cultures!: Akira Tana & OTONOWA

Celebration of Cultures!: Akira Tana & OTONOWA

From SNARKY PUPPY, 9X Grammy Winner BOBBY SPARKS! Featuring R&B rising-star vocalist James Robinson

From SNARKY PUPPY, 9X Grammy Winner BOBBY SPARKS! Featuring R&B rising-star vocalist James Robinson

From SNARKY PUPPY, 9X Grammy Winner BOBBY SPARKS! Featuring R&B rising-star vocalist James Robinson

From SNARKY PUPPY, 9X Grammy Winner BOBBY SPARKS! Featuring R&B rising-star vocalist James Robinson

From SNARKY PUPPY, 9X Grammy Winner BOBBY SPARKS! Featuring R&B rising-star vocalist James Robinson

From SNARKY PUPPY, 9X Grammy Winner BOBBY SPARKS! Featuring R&B rising-star vocalist James Robinson

From SNARKY PUPPY, 9X Grammy Winner BOBBY SPARKS! Featuring R&B rising-star vocalist James Robinson

From SNARKY PUPPY, 9X Grammy Winner BOBBY SPARKS! Featuring R&B rising-star vocalist James Robinson

From NYC, R&B/Jazz Vocal Sensation JACKIE GAGE

From NYC, R&B/Jazz Vocal Sensation JACKIE GAGE

From NYC, R&B/Jazz Vocal Sensation JACKIE GAGE

CLOSED THIS EVENING

FREDDY CLARK: “A Sultry Night in Havana!”

FREDDY CLARK: “A Sultry Night in Havana!”

FREDDY CLARK: “A Sultry Night in Havana!”

Sax Powerhouse IRWIN HALL featuring NYC jazz chanteuse MELANIE CHARLES

Sax Powerhouse IRWIN HALL featuring NYC jazz chanteuse MELANIE CHARLES

Sax Powerhouse IRWIN HALL featuring NYC jazz chanteuse MELANIE CHARLES

CLOSED FOR PRIVATE EVENT

Sax Powerhouse IRWIN HALL featuring NYC jazz chanteuse MELANIE CHARLES

Sax Powerhouse IRWIN HALL featuring NYC jazz chanteuse MELANIE CHARLES

Sax Powerhouse IRWIN HALL featuring NYC jazz chanteuse MELANIE CHARLES

Sax Powerhouse IRWIN HALL featuring NYC jazz chanteuse MELANIE CHARLES

Sax Powerhouse IRWIN HALL featuring NYC jazz chanteuse MELANIE CHARLES

Sax Powerhouse IRWIN HALL featuring NYC jazz chanteuse MELANIE CHARLES

Sax Powerhouse IRWIN HALL featuring NYC jazz chanteuse MELANIE CHARLES

Sax Powerhouse IRWIN HALL featuring NYC jazz chanteuse MELANIE CHARLES

Sax Powerhouse IRWIN HALL

Sax Powerhouse IRWIN HALL

Sax Powerhouse IRWIN HALL

CLOSED THIS EVENING

Rising jazz vocal star DANIELLE WERTZ: “Jazz Standards Re-Imagined!”

Rising jazz vocal star DANIELLE WERTZ: “Jazz Standards Re-Imagined!”

Rising jazz vocal star DANIELLE WERTZ: “Jazz Standards Re-Imagined!”

Global guitar sensation HRISTO VITCHEV Quartet

Global guitar sensation HRISTO VITCHEV Quartet

Global guitar sensation HRISTO VITCHEV Quartet

Mac Ayres band…The CHRIS ANDERSON QUARTET

Mac Ayres band…The CHRIS ANDERSON QUARTET

Mac Ayres band…The CHRIS ANDERSON QUARTET

Global guitar sensation HRISTO VITCHEV

Mac Ayres band…The CHRIS ANDERSON QUARTET

Mac Ayres band…The CHRIS ANDERSON QUARTET

Global guitar sensation HRISTO VITCHEV

Mac Ayres band…The CHRIS ANDERSON QUARTET

Mac Ayres band…The CHRIS ANDERSON QUARTET

Mac Ayres band…The CHRIS ANDERSON QUARTET

Mac Ayres band…The CHRIS ANDERSON QUARTET

Mac Ayres band…The CHRIS ANDERSON QUARTET

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Beach Blanket Babylon star RENÉE LUBIN-HOLMES: “A Tribute to Aretha, Queen of Soul!”

Beach Blanket Babylon star RENÉE LUBIN-HOLMES: “A Tribute to Aretha, Queen of Soul!”

Beach Blanket Babylon star RENÉE LUBIN-HOLMES: “A Tribute to Aretha, Queen of Soul!”

Doug Stuart presents: Dougie Stu

Doug Stuart presents: Dougie Stu

Doug Stuart presents: Dougie Stu

Brooklyn Jazz/Blues Guitar/Vocal sensation, TOM LARSEN “People vs. Larsen”, featuring Trumpeter Wayne Tucker

Brooklyn Jazz/Blues Guitar/Vocal sensation, TOM LARSEN “People vs. Larsen”, featuring Trumpeter Wayne Tucker

Brooklyn Jazz/Blues Guitar/Vocal sensation, TOM LARSEN “People vs. Larsen”, featuring Trumpeter Wayne Tucker

Brooklyn Jazz/Blues Guitar/Vocal sensation, TOM LARSEN “People vs. Larsen”, featuring Trumpeter Wayne Tucker

Brooklyn Jazz/Blues Guitar/Vocal sensation, TOM LARSEN “People vs. Larsen”, featuring Trumpeter Wayne Tucker

Brooklyn Jazz/Blues Guitar/Vocal sensation, TOM LARSEN “People vs. Larsen”, featuring Trumpeter Wayne Tucker

Brooklyn Jazz/Blues Guitar/Vocal sensation, TOM LARSEN “People vs. Larsen”, featuring Trumpeter Wayne Tucker

Brooklyn Jazz/Blues Guitar/Vocal sensation, TOM LARSEN “People vs. Larsen”, featuring Trumpeter Wayne Tucker

Brooklyn Jazz/Blues Guitar/Vocal sensation, TOM LARSEN “People vs. Larsen”, featuring Trumpeter Wayne Tucker