Since the Jazz Standard on East 27th Street closed its doors in December 2020, there has been a deep gaping pit left in Manhattan’s jazz community. Despite the club’s exit they have not disappeared in an effort to maintain their commitment to the music they have instituted “The Flip Side Sessions,” a virtual concert series broadcasting fully-produced, pre-recorded shows every Friday from March 26-May 14, 2021. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. ET. Shows will be made available to stream for the following 48 hours. TICKETS are $15 per show and must be purchased online in advance at www.JazzStandard.com. Ticket buyers will receive an exclusive link to access the broadcast.
This new series debuted on March 26th with trumpeter Keyon Harrold and will be followed on April 2 with the Fred Hersch Trio; the debut duo of Chris Potter and Craig Taborn; on April 16th the pianist composer Christian Sands Group. For the coming weeks check website for Dave Holland/Kenny Barron /Johnathan Blake, Melissa Aldana Quintet and more (dates TBA).
This new series will help keep Jazz Standard in the spotlight as it presents musicians who offer the best in jazz. Hopefully, with such a series the club will blossom again at another location as an international site for great live jazz that was applauded for almost two decades. “This series helps to keep Jazz Standard alive while giving work to musicians during these dire times,” said the producer and curator for this series and artistic director of Jazz Standard, Seth Abramson. “It’s