Posted on October 5, 2020 at 12:42 am by West Sider
Smoke Jazz Club has reopened on 106th and Broadway, with a unique setup — people can eat outside and on the weekends even listen to live jazz performed by musicians inside. In addition, people who don’t want to come out can pay to listen to the concerts on livestreams available for 48 hours after the show.
We’ve been hearing from enthusiastic Upper West Siders this weekend — with Lincoln Center and other venues shut down, live music is a rare treat. (Depending on distance and type of instrument, it’s not without risk — wind instruments can emit aerosols that might have Covid. As an fyi, performers at Smoke who are not blowing on instruments appeared to be wearing masks.)
“My husband and I are currently enjoying an amazing meal and LIVE JAZZ from the Louis Hayes Cannonball legacy quartet at the inimitable Smoke Jazz club,” wrote tipster EJ on Saturday night. “Alto saxophonist James Carter popped in to play one number with the group. Smoke’s owner, Paul Stache, tells me they’ll have dinner service outside every night outside, and live jazz Friday and Saturday nights from 8-9:15. It’s so incredible to have live music back here on the uws – and the food is just spectacular (I highly recommend the fried chicken!!).”
Learn more about how to listen online at Smoke’s website.
Outdoor seating is open for dining! The sound of the incredible Louis Hayes during tonight’s livestream is spilling out on to the sidewalk…THE SOUND OF NEW YORK JAZZ!
Posted by SMOKE Jazz Club on Saturday, October 3, 2020