The SmallsLIVE Foundation for Jazz Art & Education is a not-for-profit arts organization.
Our mission is to subsidize the operation of our venues, recording projects, tours and educational initiatives.
During this Covid-19 pandemic our mission is to keep the clubs floating until business can be restored.
We will also sponsor live-streamed concerts from the club that will keep the musicians working during this period.
We will also be offering emergency aid for Jazz musicians in need due to this calamity.
The SmallsLIVE Archive is an audio/video library of all the shows at Smalls & Mezzrow.
Royalties are paid directly to the musicians by The SmallsLIVE Foundation.
Members sponsor their favorite musicians by listening to their music.
Smalls Jazz Club has been a pioneer in live streaming and began streaming shows live from the venue in 2007.
There is no cost to watch our live streams. During normal operating times the entire evening is streamed.
During this Covid-19 pandemic period there will be special live concerts scheduled in advance.
The SmallsLIVE Catalog is a collection of individually produced artist projects.
SmallsLIVE Members may sponsor artists of their choice and receive their music as downloads or CDs.
Sponsorships directly support the artist.
This event will be available in the archive approximately on 07/20/2017.
The Brian Charette Quartet
Brian Charette, usually known as an organist, is actually originally a hard bop pianist from the Hartford area. 25 years ago Charette befriended alto saxist, Mike DiRubbo. The two have been close friends and bandmates since then and will, with the help of the stalwart rhythm section of Orlando Leflemming (b) and Jochen Rueckert (d) provide a hard swinging set of music by Tadd Dameron, Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell as well as new original compositions in the hard bop vein.