FRI
11/3
Red Pavilion Jazz Band
The Red Pavilion (Bushwick)
6–8PM, $25+ advance
Listen to the audio story about Gordon and the Red Pavilion: “Telling True Stories in Sound”!
Featuring Shien Lee, Malaya Sol, Gordon Au, Bryan Reeder, Jay Rattman, Matt Musselman, and Ian Hutchison. “Step back in time and embark on an exotic voyage to Old Shanghai with the Red Pavilion Jazz Band. Immerse yourself in a world where East meets West, and where the pulse of jazz, blues, and classic melodies from the 1920s through the 1960s reverberate through the air. Let the evocative rhythms and captivating harmonies from the “Paris of the East” transport you to an era of glamour, romance, and intrigue.” Reserved seats highly recommended (sells out).
📷 Neighbor Supply
FRI
11/3
Taboo Jazz + Burlesque
The Red Pavilion (Bushwick)
8:30–10:30PM, $25+ advance
Featuring Malaya Sol, Gordon Au, Bryan Reeder, Jay Rattman, Matt Musselman, and Ian Hutchison. “Dive deep into the sultry sounds of dirty blues by the Red Pavilion Jazz band, led by Gordon Au, as we resurrect the forbidden anthems of the early 20th century, exploring themes deemed socially scandalous and morally obscene. We will be rehabilitating contentious songs about race, and glorifying thinly veiled songs about sex, drugs and booze, with melodies so steamy, they would make a flapper flushed with fever.” Reserved seats highly recommended (sells out).
📷 Neighbor Supply
SAT
11/4
“Join jazz crooner Jackie West & her jazz band on a musical journey through songs from the Great American Songbook with swinging jazz standards.”
SUN
11/5
“Join jazz crooner Jackie West & her jazz band on a musical journey through songs from the Great American Songbook with swinging jazz standards.”
THU
11/9
“Next Thursday, come party with us as we celebrate SIX YEARS IN BUSINESS!! 🎶 Live music by @dandywellington 🍝 by @frankprisinzano and 🍷 @vintuswines”
SAT
11/11
“The hot jazz band all of Hollywood is talking about comes to the Cicada for a night of PROHIBITION JAZZ for your dining and dancing pleasure! Dubbed ‘10-piece jazz sensations’ (LA Weekly) and ‘one of the hottest swing bands in LA’ (Good Day LA), Lizzy & the Triggermen has been making waves since they burst onto the SoCal scene. Wailing horns, killer vocals, and lethal rhythm section, the band channels the electrifying swagger of Prohibition Jazz and makes it feel new and modern through a mixture of originals and re-imagined vintage gems (think Count Basie meets Fiona Apple).”
SUN
11/12
“Lizzy & The Triggermen make their San Diego debut at Golden Island - Mira Mesa's premier dance hall and music venue. Get ready for an incredible experience and an unforgettable night of live swing music! Golden Island is the only Dim Sum Hall in San Diego to break away from tradition by hosting regular live jazz, and is the first venue to bring live music to the Mira Mesa community. As the delicious aromas of authentic dim sum and flavorful asian cuisine waft through the air, The Golden Stage dominates the hall as its breathtaking centerpiece. This hall is for everyone and brings a fusion of culture to San Diego like no other dim sum hall does. Immerse yourself in a fusion of east meets west and enjoy a night with the incredible 10-piece jazz sensation, Lizzy and the Triggermen.” With the Mad Hat Hucksters opening.
THU
11/16
“Dubbed ‘10-piece jazz sensations’ (LA Weekly) and ‘one of the hottest swing bands in LA’ (Good Day LA), Lizzy & the Triggermen is forging a path like no other. Underneath the old school glamour is a captivatingly modern band who is just as at home selling out legendary venues like the Troubadour as topping the jazz charts (#3 iTunes) alongside heavyweights like Miles Davis and Kamasi Washington. Part of Lizzy & the Triggermen’s ‘time traveling genius’ (Music Connection) is their ability to thrillingly marry the old with the new, simultaneously transporting the audience back in time, and forward. Like the great tunes of the 1930s which so inspire them, their music boldly tackles our modern troubles and turns them into killer dance songs that fill the audience with joy the way only a wailing horn section can. As their debut EP succinctly states: they make ‘Good Songs for Bad Times.’”
SUN
11/19
“Join jazz crooner Jackie West & her jazz band on a musical journey through songs from the Great American Songbook with swinging jazz standards.”
⬇︎ Past Recorded Events ⬇︎
TUE
2/14
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
TUE–THU
12/27–29
Watch two of the main dances on YouTube: TUE 27th, THU 29th
With Mint Julep Jazz Band, Keenan McKenzie and the Riffers, and Jonathan Stout’s Rugcutters. “Lindy Focus is an all-encompassing celebration of Swing, featuring many of the world's best dance instructors and the best live music on the planet. Each year we bring you authentic swing music, with classes and social dancing that can’t be beat.”
FRI–MON
9/2–5
Watch the evening concerts on YouTube HERE!
“Camp Hollywood is one of the largest and longest running swing dance camps in the world. Now in its 24th year, we’re proud to offer the finest selection of international dance instructors, live music and competitors which provide a fun-filled long weekend with something for everyone! We offer classes in Lindy Hop, Shag, Balboa, and various swing line dances in levels from Beginner to Advanced Plus, a Follows Track, a Music Track, dance contests for all levels, after hours dancing, live music jams all over the hotel, and lots of spontaneous shenanigans!”
TUE
7/26
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
TUE
4/5
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
TUE
3/22
Watch PaulDance’s Twitch stream HERE.
“Enjoy the sweet sounds of Gordon Au & the L.A. Stompers! This is a special treat for us so don’t miss out on dancing to this amazing 9-piece swing dance band! Join in on our group dance classes before the social dance so you can try out your moves to the band!
Dancers must show proof of vaccination when they check-in, and we will note their account so that they do not need to verify again. Currently, Tuesdays and Thursdays are the only evenings requiring proof of vaccination.
Pricing: $15 Pre-Sale, $20 at the door, or $10 with a group class. The band starts at 9:00pm. Tickets are on sale now!”
Featuring Gordon Au, Hilary Alexander on vocals, Nate Ketner, Jason Fabus, Riley Baker, Chris Dawson, Jonathan Stout, Sam Rocha, and Gareth Price.
FRI
12/31
New Year’s Eve Worldwide Broadcast
Lindy Focus (streaming on demand)
From 12PM ET (5PM UTC), tickets required
Please note Gordon will be part of the virtual event only and not in person. “We are fast at work creating a one-of-a-kind showcase of the Swing art form for this very unique ticketed event. Dancers and musicians from all over the USA are creating world-debut recordings and choreography […] Since the classic Lindy Focus big band (led by Jonathan Stout) was not possible to do in person this year, we reached out to an enormous ensemble of our veteran players to assemble a dream team like no other. So far, we’ve confirmed Albert Alva, Gordon Au, Lucian Cobb, Josh Collazo, Chris Dawson, Michael Gamble, Noah Hocker, Haruka Kikuchi, Harvey Lockhart, Shaena Martin, Sean Mason, Mark Mauldin, Ken McGee, Renee McGee, Keenan McKenzie, Jonathan Stout, Anita Thomas, Laura Windley, Jim Ziegler, Jacob Zimmerman—and we’re not done yet, with several more musician additions expected soon!”
FRI
12/3
The Grand St. Stompers
Holiday Stomp at Chelsea Table + Stage (Chelsea)
9:30PM, $27 use code CYBER50 through Monday for 50% off!
See posts + videos by Jazz Lives here and here!

The Grand St. Stompers, a band described by the NY Times as “a pillar of New York’s hot jazz scene,” present HOLIDAY STOMP, a celebration of the season. As music writer Michael Steinman describes it: “The Grand St. Stompers are creative joymakers. Their ensembles rock; their solos soar; the band can sound like the Louis Armstrong All-Stars then hint at Gil Evans or Forties Ellington. Sweet or tart vocals by Tamar Korn and Molly Ryan tie up the holiday package with a glossy bow. The music celebrates the season but it’s nothing like the formulaic seasonal blare. No Rudolph, no drummer boy—just pleasure, ingenuity, and sly humor.”

“Opening in 2021, Chelsea Table + Stage is New York's newest hotspot for intimate dining and music. Offering a wide variety of American-fare menu items, with curated wine + cocktails, audiences can experience some of the best touring performers in the world featured alongside local emerging artists. Chelsea Table + Stage opens the doors to hospitality, entertainment, and enjoyment every night, featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting, a 10-seat in-theatre bar, lofted VIP mezzanine for private groups, and table seating for the perfect date night. The ever-changing menu and entertainment schedule means guests never have the same night twice. Chelsea Table + Stage is located at 152 West 26th Street, inside the Hilton New York Fashion District. Purchase tickets at chelseatableandstage.com. @chelseatableandstage”
SAT
10/30
Jared Engel’s New Angles
Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center (L.E.S.)
1–2:30PM, free (registration required)
Read/watch/listen: EXTRA HELPINGS OF JOY: JARED ENGEL’S NEW ANGLES (Part One) on Jazz Lives!
“Bassist/tubaist Jared Engel presents a 7-piece band, performing jazz standards from the 1920s and 30s, as well as some of Engel’s own music.” Proof of vaccination required.
TUE
10/19
Mona’s Hot Six
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
TUE
7/13
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
FRI
6/4

“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!
SUN
4/11

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!
FRI–SUN
1/15–17

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.
TUE
10/20
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.
Paypal.me/tripletreble 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
SUN
9/20
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!”
TUE
6/30
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.”
SAT
6/27
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!) → http://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__o4_ss12RsGMZpTc5p7GRA. 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!”
SAT
5/23
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 pacificswingdancefoundation.org/rhythmrelief/).
View the event at facebook.com/events/3236160469740954/!
FRI
5/15
Record of the Day featuring Gordon Au
Hosted by Jon Tigert (on YouTube)
Part 1: youtube.com/watch?v=1ntJeCrp3J0
Part 2: youtube.com/watch?v=_yDoHXztVyw

“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.
THU
5/14

“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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