Past Performances

2013

April 26th, at K.C. Jazz Club in Kenedy Center, Washington DC:
Frank Wess Quintett with Ilya Lushtak – guitar, Michael Weiss – p, Noriko Ueda – b, Winard Harper: dr
KC Jazz Club, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC

March 29-30
Frank Wess Quintett
Smoke Jazz Club, 2751 Broadway, NYC

March 16
Frank Wess Quintett with Greg Gisbert – tp, Michael Weiss – p, Noriko Ueda – b, Winard Harper: dr
8pm South Orange Performing Arts Center, 1 SOPAC way, South Orange, NJ

March 10
Frank as a guest for harpist Riza Printup playing the music of Dorothy Ashby
Abyssinian Baptist Church, 132 Odell Clark Place-West 138th Street, NYC

March 3
Frank as a guest soloist with the Purchase College Jazz Orchestra conducted by Todd Coolman
St. Peter’s Church, NYC

Jan 18-19
Frank as a guest soloist with the Bill Charlap Trio
Friday 9:30pm, Saturday 7:30pm at The Allen Room/Jazz at Lincoln Center, NYC

2012

Aug 27
Frank at Silver Lining, 75 Murray St, NYC

Aug 15
JazzMobile
Frank with Greg Gisbert – tp, Michael Weiss – p, Noriko Ueda – b, Winard Harper dr
7pm at Grant’s Tomb, W 122nd St & Riverside Drive

Jul 26
Jazz in July: Basie Roars Again!
Frank with Bucky Pizzarelli – guitar, Bill Charlap – p, Peter Washington – , Dennis Mackrel – dr and the Count Basie Orchestra, directed by Dennis Mackrel
8pm at 92Y, Kaufmann Concert Hall, 1395 Lexington Ave, NYC

May 2-6
Frank with the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra
7:30 pm & 9:30pm at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

Apr 13-14
Frank Wess Quintet with Michael Weiss – p, Ilya Lushtak – guitar, Noriko Ueda – b, Winard Harper dr
Smoke Jazz Club, 2751 Broadway, NYC

March 24
Frank Wess Quintet with Roni Ben-Hur – guitar, George Cables – p, Santi Debriano – bass, Victor Lewis – dr
8pm & 10 pm at Chris’ Jazz Café, 1421 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Purchase tickets here

Jan 2
Frank Wess 90th Birthday Celebration
The Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band conducted by Roy Hargrove with Cyrus Chestnut, Lewis Nash, and Jimmy Heath
7:30pm & 9:30pm at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

2011

Dec 6-10
Frank Wess Quintet with Roni Ben-Hur – guitar, George Cables – p, Santi Debriano – bass, Victor Lewis – dr
at Birdland Jazz Club

Nov 27
Frank Wess Quartet with Ilya Lushtak – guitar, Tal Ronen – b, Brandon Lewis – dr
6pm at Fat Cat

Nov 2-6
Frank Wess & Company: Celebrating Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster & Other Giants of the Tenor Saxophone with Greg Gisbert – tp, Michael Weiss – p, Noriko Ueda – b, Winard Harper – dr
at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

May 10-15
Guest soloist with the Juilliard Jazz Ensemble
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

May 2
Harry Allen’s Monday Night Jazz with Frank Wess, Joe Wilder, Norman Simmons, Harry Allen, Joel Forbes, Ed Metz
8:00pm at Feinstein’s At Loews Regency, 540 Park Avenue (at 61st Street), NY

Apr 2
Frank Wess Quintet with Terrell Stafford – tp, Michael Weiss – p, David Wong – b, Winard Harper – dr
8:00, 10:00 & 11:30pm at Smoke Jazz Club, NYC

Apr 1
Frank Wess Quartet with Michael Weiss – p, David Wong – b, Winard Harper – dr
8:00 & 10:00pm at Smoke Jazz Club, NYC

March 28
Celebration Of Love And Life In Honor Of James Moody – A Concert To Benefit The James Moody Scholarship For Newark Youth
8:00pm & 10:30pm Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St, NYC

Feb 1-6
Joey DeFrancesco Trio & Frank Wess
Joey DeFrancesco – Hammond B-3 organ with Paul Bollenback – git, Byron “Wookie” Landham – dr and special guest Frank Wess
7:30pm & 9:30pm at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, NYC

2010

Nov 30 – Dec 4
Frank Wess Quintet with Kenny Barron – p, Roni Ben-Hur – guitar, Santi Debriano – b, Victor Lewis – dr
8:30pm & 11:00pm Birdland, 315 W 44th St, NYC
Click here for tickets

Oct 10
All Nite Soul 2010 – Honoring Frank Wess
7:00pm The Jazz Church (Saint Peter’s Church), 619 Lexington Avenue at 54th St, NYC

Sept 24
Frank with Joe Cohn
8:00pm at Palio Bar, 151 W 51st St, NYC

Sept 18
Frank with Joe Cohn – guitar, Essiet Essiet – b, Victor Lewis – dr
3:30pm at 11 BC Community Garden, 626 E 11th St, NYC

Aug 25
with the Paul Meyers Quartet: Paul Meyers – guit, Martin Wind – b, Tony Jefferson – dr, Frank Wess – ts & fl
8:00pm & 10:00pm Kitano, 66 Park Ave at 38th St., NYC

Jul 22
92Y – Prez & Lady Day: The Legendary Partnership of Lester Young & Billie Holiday
with Mary Stallings – voc, Frank Wess, Harry Allen – ts, Warren Vaché – tp, Bucky Pizzarelli – git, Bill Charlap – p, Peter Washington – b, Dennis Mackrel – dr,
8:00pm Kaufmann Concert Hall, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street

Jul 21
92Y – Picture of Heath: Celebrating Living Legend Jimmy Heath
with Jimmy Heath, Frank Wess – ts, Jeremy Pelt – tp, Steve Wilson – as, Steve Davis – tb, Bill Charlap – p, Jeb Patton – p, David Wong – b, Lewis Nash – dr
8:00pm Kaufmann Concert Hall, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street

Jul 17
“Tribute to Illinois Jacquet” featuring Harlem Renaissance Orchestra with special guest Frank Wess
6:30pm Damrosch Park, 62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam

Apr 22 – 25
In the Mood for Moody
Celebrating James Moody’s 85th Birthday with Joey DeFrancesco, Nnenna Freelon, Randy Brecker, Jon Faddis and more!
8:00pm & 10:00 pm (Sunday 2:00pm & 7:00pm) – Yoshi’s Oakland

March 11 – 15
Clinic and concert with Terell Stafford
University of New Hampshire

Febr 28
Frank Wess Quintet with Roni Ben-Hur
5:00pm – Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD

Febr 10
Paul Meyers Quartet featuring Frank
8:00pm & 10:00pm – Kitano Hotel Manhattan, 66 Park Ave at 38th St., NYC

Febr 5
Tenor Madness – 8 decades of Tenor Saxophone Artistry
with Frank Wess, Lew Tabackin, Joel Frahm, Wayne Escoffery, Adam Larson – ts, Ted Rosenthal – p, Martin Wind – b, Tim Horner – dr
8 pm – The Dicapo Opera Theatre, NYC

Jan 19 – Jan 24
Frank Wess Celebration Nonet
with Ted Nash – as, Scott Robinson – bs, Terell Stafford – tp, Frank Greene – tp, Luis Diego Bonilla – tb, Michael Weiss – p, Peter Washington – b, Winard Harper – dr
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, NYC

2009

Nov 20
NEA Jazz Masters Reunion Concert with Jimmy Heath
8:00pm – Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY

Nov 8
w/ William Paterson University Jazz Orchestra
William Paterson University, Shea Center for Performing Arts

Oct 17
The Baird presents: GIANTS OF JAZZ with Randy Weston, 2009 Jazz Master Honoree
Featuring Randy Weston, Roberta Gambarini, Monty Alexander, Mulgrew Miller and many more
7:30pm – South Orange Middle School, 70 North Ridgewood Road, South Orange, NJ

Oct 16
Yale School of Music presents a Saxophone Summit featuring six great performers on the entire family of instruments, from the soprano sax to the rare contrabass:
Jimmy Heath, Antonio Hart, Todd Bashore, Frank Basile, Scott Robinson, Frank Wess – saxes, Michael Weiss – p, David Wong – b, Tootie Heath – dr
7:30pm – Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall (470 College Street, New Haven, CT)

Aug 29
Frank Wess Quintet at “Charlie Parker Festival”
with Scott Robinson – saxophone, Ilya Lushtak – guitar, Tal Ronen – bass, Dennis Mackrel – drums
Marcus Garvey Park – 124th St. & Mt. Morris Park

Aug 28
Guest appearance at Hank Jones Birthday Celebration
8:30pm and 11:00pm – Birdland Jazz Club

Aug 26
Frank Wess Quintet
with Scott Robinson – saxophon, Ilya Lushtak – guitar, Tal Ronen – bass, Dennis Mackrel – drums
7:00pm – Jazz Mobile at Grant’s Tomb – 122nd Street & Riverside Drive (rain no performance).

Aug 23
Frank Wess Quartet “Jammin On The Hudson”
with Ilya Lushtak – gtr, Tal Ronen – b, Dennis Mackrel: dr
5:00pm – River Bank State Park (rain or shine)

May 12 – May 17
Frank Wess Nonet
with Frank Greene – tp, Greg Gisbert – tp, Lewis Venier – tb, Ted Nash – as and fl, Scott Robinson – bs, Michael Weiss – p, Peter Washington – b, Winard Harper – dr
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, NYC

March 24 – March 29
Frank Wess Quintet
with Scott Robinson – reeds, Ilya Lushtak – gtr, Tal Ronen – b, Quincy Davis – dr
Village Vanguard, NYC

March 15 – March 21
with Hank Jones, Ilya Lushtak, Willie Jones III
Iridium, NYC

Feb 7
Texas State University
with the Texas State Jazz Ensemble
7:00pm – Evans Auditorium

Jan 25
Frank Wess Quintet feat. Slide Hampton
with Slide Hampton – tb, Kirk Lightsey – p, Reggie Johnson – b, Alvin Queen – dr
11:00 am – Teatro Manzoni, Via Manzoni 42, Milano, Italy

2008

Dec 24
Jazz Nativity – Frank as one of the kings!
5:00 & 8:00 pm – Birdland – 315 W 44th St

Nov 21
Frank Wess Quintet
with Terrell Stafford – tp, Ilya Lushtak – gtr, Peter Washington – b, Winard Harper – dr
Kennedy Center, Terrace Gallery, 2700 F Street NW, Washington
Tickets

Nov 16
Frank Wess Quintet
with Terrell Stafford – tp, Ilya Lushtak – gtr, Peter Washington – b, Winard Harper – dr
3:00 pm & 6:45 pm – Murry’s, 3107 Green Meadows Way, Columbia, MO

Nov 15
Frank Wess Quintet
with Terrell Stafford – tp, Ilya Lushtak – gtr, Peter Washington – b, Winard Harper – dr
8:00 pm – Dayton Art Institute Renaissance Auditorium, Dayton, OH

Oct 30 – Nov 9
Lewis Nash Band with Mulgrew Miller, Peter Washington, Terell Stafford and Jesse Davis
Fujitsu/Concord Jazz Festival in Japan

Aug 16
as a special guest at Belleayre Music Festival

Aug 6
Jazzmobile – Frank Wess Quintet
with Ilya Lushtuk – guitar, Michael Weiss – piano, Tal Ronen – bass and Winard Harper – drums
7:00 pm – Grant’s Tomb – 122nd Street & Riverside Drive

Jul 31
Lush Life: Billy Strayhorn
with Bill Charlap – p, Carol Sloane – voc, Terell Stafford – tr, Mulgrew Miller – tp, Russell Malone – guitar, Peter Washington – b, Willie Jones – dr
Take the “A” Train, Satin Doll, Chelsea Bridge and Lush Life — just a few of the compositional gems pianist-composer Billy Strayhorn created while working alongside his musical partner, Duke Ellington. An all-star cast of musicians explores Strayhorn’s indelible contribution to jazz.
92nd Street Y (NYC), Jazz In July
Kaufmann Concert Hall

Jul 22 – Jul 23
Frank Wess & Barcelona Jazz Orchestra
Jazzaldia, San Sebastian, Spain

Jun 29
Frank Wess Quintet
Kingston Jazz Festival

Jun 3 – Jun 8
Frank Wess Celebration Nonet
with Ted Nash – as, Scott Robinson – bs, Terell Stafford – tp, Frank Greene – tp, Steve Turre – tb, Cyrus Chestnut – p, Peter Washington – b, Winard Harper – dr
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, NYC

Apr 29 – May 04
with Terrell Stafford – tp, Ilya Lushtak – gtr, Peter Washington – b, Winard Harper – dr
Village Vanguard, NYC