- The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra at the Village Vanguard on Monday night since 1967
- The Mingus Big Band, Orchestra and Dynasty ensemble in regular rotation on Mondays at the Jazz Standard
- Guitarist Les Paul, at age 94 a genuine hipster, the Ben Franklin of American popular music, Monday nights at Iridium forever.
The column, so far just called “Jazz,” looks ahead each month (it’s published in print the first Wednesday of every month inserted into its publisher’s several neighborhood weekly papers) to a selection of of promising music performances in New York coming right up. Given that there are hundreds of such performances, and I can only tout three or four, I apologize beforehand to every musician, presenter and producer for all I’ll miss. Also, I must say I don’t conceive the audience addressed by City Arts the same as that for this blog. It’s not a mutually exclusive readership, I hope — maybe overlapping?