“Thanks to City Artist Corps I am presenting a rare Saturday night concert at Mona’s Bar N.Y.C. this weekend! With Queen Esther, Zeno Paxton, Gordon Au, Jesse Gelber, Sam Chess, and Vince Giordano.”
Presented in conjunction with Bayside Village BID. “‘A prime mover in the current Brooklyn jazz scene’ (Time Out-New York) and ‘one of New York’s great jazz drummers and composers.’ (Capital New York), Rob Garcia continues to be a strong presence in the New York and international jazz scene as a sideman and bandleader.”
Presented in conjunction with Bayside Village BID. “‘A prime mover in the current Brooklyn jazz scene’ (Time Out-New York) and ‘one of New York’s great jazz drummers and composers.’ (Capital New York), Rob Garcia continues to be a strong presence in the New York and international jazz scene as a sideman and bandleader.”
Have a seat on the lawn and join the Grand St. Stompers for an outdoor fall concert on the front porch of ‘the Japanese House,’ in the beautiful Prospect Park South neighborhood of Brooklyn. The Stompers play traditional / vintage / New Orleans jazz, with selections from musicals, the swing era, Disney, TV and film, originals, and more.
Gordon Au – cornet / Pless horn, Matt Koza – clarinet / soprano sax, J. Walter Hawkes – trombone, Nick Russo – guitar/banjo, Jared Engel – bass
📷 Aidan Grant / @artists_in_residence_ny
⬇︎ Past Recorded Events ⬇︎
Mona’s Hot Four
Mona’s (East Village)
9PM–12AM, no cover
Watch on Facebook or YouTube!
“Mona's Hot Four's weekly Tuesday night gig is the best-kept open secret in New York's thriving old-time jazz scene. Since June of 2007, the band (led by Dennis Lichtman) has hosted a late-night, trad-jazz jam session at Mona's bar in Manhattan's East Village from Tuesday night into the wee hours of Wednesday morning.”
📷 Aidan Grant

“For Episode #3 of Scooch On Over, I spoke with master musician, Gordon Au. I'm honored I have been playing in his band, The Grand St Stompers for over a decade!”

I was honored to do this. Nick and I have played together and in each other’s bands for a long time, and it was no surprise we had a great discussion on approaches to learning music, thinking about balance, some nuggets of wisdom from Monk Institute masters, elephants, and more; plus we did some asynchronous bluesy jamming. Check it out!

See the concert on YouTube HERE! The preview song: Easter Parade (also available in 3D)

Check out this free one-hour virtual concert, part of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church’s 2nd Sunday Jazz series, featuring the trio of Gordon Au, Matt Koza, and Nick Russo!

Check out the Stompers’ CalBal music videos HERE!
“CalBal Live is a three-day celebration of Balboa and Southern California Swing dancing featuring seven unique topic tracks, three contests that anyone can enter, and 15+ hours of new music and entertainment from your favorite contemporary swing dance artists”— including FIVE new music videos by the Grand St. Stompers!
Gordon will also teach a musicality class on SUN 1/17, 11AM PST.
Mona’s Hot Four
Live From Mona’s (via Facebook Live and YouTube)
8:30–10PM EDT, free

“Mona’s livestream this Tuesday! Bar is open for business too, with limited capacity and proper distancing measures in place. With Dalton Ridenhour (piano), Gordon Au (trumpet), Rob Adkins (bass), and Dennis Lichtman (clarinet), plus the honorable Aidan Grant serving. or Venmo: @DennisLichtman. Thank you for tipping the band!!! We’re thrilled to be back at Mona’s every Tuesday—at an earlier hour than in pre-COVID times—and to re-connect with the Mona’s community in this way.”
📷 Aidan Grant
Gordon Au, Tamar Korn, & Albanie Falletta
San Diego Jazz Fest (via Facebook Live)
4-5 EDT, free

Now viewable on Facebook! “Join us Sunday 9/20 at 1PM PDT (4PM EDT, 8PM GMT) for some jazz and swing with Gordon Au, Tamar Korn, and Albanie Falletta!”
The Track Podcast
hosted by Ryan Swift
free to listen + download!

“Each month on The Track, join host Ryan Swift as he sits down for an in-depth & candid conversation with swing dancers, musicians, DJs, competitors, and instructors from the world of Lindy Hop. […] Gordon joined me on a video chat from across Brooklyn to talk about how he went from scientist to professional musician , what it’s like to play a gig with a musical idol, his opinion on cultural appropriation and historical context in jazz, and the importance of the arts in the time of a global pandemic. We also discussed what is special about playing for dancers, how learning to Lindy Hop has influenced his playing, and the level of research and preparation that he puts into each song in an effort to find the right balance between recreation and innovation.”
Gordon Au & Ricky Alexander
The Salon: Quarantine Speakeasy (via Zoom)
6:45-9:30PM EDT, free
Now viewable on YouTube! “To attend, register anytime (it’s free & easy!) → Please join us this Saturday for our All-Star variety show featuring some of our favorite performers from around the world streaming live from New York City into your own quarantine speakeasy!”
Rhythm Relief: the Swingtacular Show
Hosted by Nick Williams (via Facebook Live)
2–4PM EDT (6PM GMT), free / donations accepted

Video and soundtrack now available for download HERE! “Nick Williams, in partnership with the Pacific Swing Dance Foundation (PSDF), is throwing a spectacular live-stream swing show coming straight to your home. The purpose of the benefit show is to raise money for full-time swing dance instructors and full-time musicians who have been financially hit by Covid-19. The money raised in the show will compensate the performers for their time, and all additional funds raised will go to a fund for dancers and musicians. Any full-time dancer or musician will be able to apply for the funds we raise on the PSDF website (more details available at
View the event at!
Record of the Day featuring Gordon Au
Hosted by Jon Tigert (on YouTube)
Part 1:
Part 2:

“Welcome to Record of the Day Live with Jon Tigert.
Every week I will sit down with a musician, DJ, dancer or other jazz and swing enthusiast and we will listen to a record together!
Part one of my time with Gordon Au: Gordon is a brilliant trumpeter, bandleader, arranger and human from NYC.”
Join us as we listen to and discuss Struttin’: Louis Armstrong with Edmond Hall’s All-Stars, recorded in 1947 at Carnegie Hall.

“By Keenan McKenzie (ASCAP) ©2017
Remotely recorded in April/May 2020
Gordon Au (trumpet) • Lucian Cobb (trombone) • Chris Dawson (piano) • William Ledbetter (bass) • Keenan McKenzie (saxophone) • Peter Shilliday (utensils) • Jonathan Stout (guitar)
Originally recorded on Forged in Rhythm (2017) by Keenan McKenzie”
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