Thursday & Friday
Joaquin plays a unique brand of piano blues, combining traditional song forms, floating verses, and original compositions. His improv-heavy solo piano style is a perfect accompaniment to Manhattan Inn’s sultry mystique.
Ian Sarver plays original compositions influenced by artists ranging from Erik Satie to Ellington to Aphex Twin. He released an EP of electronic music in December 2012, some of which can be heard at http://www.soundcloud.com/iansarver
Monday from 7:30-10:30
Takuya Nakamura is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer and has been playing trumpet, keyboards, and various electronic instruments for over twenty years throughout the United States and the world with a diverse group of artists such as Quincy Jones, The Streets, George Russell’s Living Time Orchestra, Joy Askew, Arto Lindsay, Vernon Reid, Jojo Mayer’s Nerve, Brazilian Girls, Organic Grooves, Bob Moses, John Scofield,and many others.
Tuesday from 7:00-10:00
Isaac Namias is a pianist/composer with Mediterranean roots based out of Brooklyn, NY.
His classical piano studies dominated a majority of his life, eventually leading him to study improv and jazz with the legendary teacher Charlie Banacos, as well as pianist Dan Tepfer and presently with Gary Dial.
As a solo pianist he plays a mixture of traditional and re-contextualized repertoire including: jazz, classical, folk, and song book standards.
The melodies, harmonies and structures of these songs are always under the scrutiny of spontaneity and an improvisatory spirt that flows throughout the set.
Find his website here:
Tuesday 10:30-1 am
Pianist Joe McGinty, formerly of the Psychedelic Furs, can play just about any song there is! Choose your fave from the roster and impress your friends with your sweet vocal skills.
He has worked with Nada Surf, Ryan Adams, Devendra Banhardt, Martha Wainwright, The Ramones, Debbie Harry, and many others.
For more info on Joe, check out the links below:
Bassist and composer Tim Norton is a force in the modern jazz world. Originally from Hartford, Connecticut he is sated in traditional jazz and has played with many of the top players on the scene today. Each week he reaches into the rich pool of talented New York Pianists to join him at the Manhattan Inn. He blends new and old music with each unique pianist in a traditional jazz duo setting.