Every weekday, we bring you great music from artists playing in the metropolitan area. Listen to the song, and if you like what you hear, click the show link to see ticket information.
In 1959, saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman released his iconic album The Shape Of Jazz To Come. Tonight, a group of scholars and musicians will look at that sea-change moment in music, and examine the downtown jazz scene, then and now.
Two Brazilian music icons play together for the first time in NYC at Birdland tonight. Listen to Roberto Menescal and Marcos Valle, featuring Wanda Sá, on "O Barquinho."
Jazz collaboration between US-based Korean and Japanese musicians plays in Midtown. Listen to "Teemo's Journey."
Dual-trombone dub gang plays at Friends and Lovers in Brooklyn. Download "Washingtonian."
British-born singer and songwriter plays Appalachian-twinged Americana at Rodeo bar tonight. Download "Yorkshire Water."
Syracuse-based trio featuring keys, drums, and a mic plays Brooklyn Bowl. Download "Gotta Walk."
The poppy, new-wave-y combo plays at BRIC Arts tonight. Download a track from their forthcoming EP.
Brooklyn folk and bluegrass group celebrates their new record with a show at The Slipper Room. Download "The Great Escape."
The songwriter and instrumentalist for The Walkmen celebrates his new solo record tonight at Joe's Pub. Download "Sing To Me" — and watch a live performance on Soundcheck.
In-demand lap steel guitarist plays his regular gig at Freddy's tonight. Download "TVM."
NYC electro-pop band plays on the East River waterfront at Brooklyn Bridge Park tonight. Download "How Do I Know."
Bob Marley's reggae ambassadors play at Brooklyn Bowl. Listen to "Jamming."
Genre-defying guitarist celebrates a record release with his jazz trio at Le Poisson Rouge tonight. Download "The Wizard."
Ex-Anniversary frontman plays solo tonight at the Knitting Factory. Download 'Baby Loses Her Mind.'
Revivalist tunes from the classic American songbook tonight at Barbes. Download 'Amapola.'
Octogenarian jazz vocal legend brings her voice to Birdland tonight. Stream her take on Charlie Parker's "Anthropology."
Trombone pyrotechnics from a jazz legend tonight at Small's. Download 'Carolyn's Dance.'
Stirring eight-part harmonies from Grammy-winning vocal group at Broadway/Advent tonight. Download "Sarabande."
Godfathers of Jamaican ska play at Brooklyn Bowl tomorrow night. Start your Friday dancing with "Man In The Street."
Power pop super-trio plays Mercury Lounge tonight. Download "Sarasota."