Acting local, thinking global: Cleveland’s own super cool jazz club Nighttown has been named one of the Top 100 Jazz Clubs in the World by Down Beat magazine. Here’s their schedule for the next month or so:
- Special Events at Nighttown
Swing City with Ernie Krivda
(sax, piano, trombone, guitar, trumpet, bass, drums)
Thursday, January 30
$12 Advance, $15 Day of Show
The Best of The Best
On Thursday, January 30th, Night Town is proud to present Swing City with
Ernie Krivda. The seven piece jazz group Swing City is the resident jazz
ensemble of the Tri-C Jazz Studies Program. Under the direction of
Cleveland’s well known saxophonist/composer Ernie Krivda, Swing City features
exciting performances of its unique repertoire, mixing distinctive takes on
standard tunes with the striking original compositions of its leader. The
personnel of Swing City is made up of some of the most talented and creative
musicians in the area. Along with Ernie on tenor sax are Andy Hunter on
trombone, Steve Enos on trumpet, Joe Hunter on piano, Brian Thomas on bass,
Lee Bush on guitar, and Ray Porrello on drums.
Special Events at Night Town Winter 2003
Jan 30 Thurs Swing City with Ernie Krivda 7PM $12 Adv $15 Day of
Tri-C resident jazz ensemble featuring Ernie Krivda, Steve Enos, Joe Hunter,
Brian Thomas, Andy Hunter, Lee Bush, and Ray Porrello.
Feb 4 Tues Christian Howes 7PM $15
Jazz violinist extraordinaire
Feb 9 Sun Dominick Farinacci CD Release Party 7PM $20
Cleveland trumpet prodigy releases his new album recorded with Mulgrew Miller
** Feb 18 Tues Alex Skolnick 7PM $TBA
Acid rock guitarist makes jump to the jazz world
Feb 19 Wed Joe Hunter and Dallas Coffey CD Release Party 7PM $10
Night Town’s famed piano/bass duo release their new album.
Feb 23 Sun Larry Coryell Trio 7PM $25
Legendary jazz-rock fusion pioneer returns to Night Town
Feb 24 Mon Judy Silvano Quintet 7PM $15
NYC vocalist makes Night Town debut
Feb 27 Thurs Gene Bertoncini 8PM $10
Veteran guitarist and popular studio musician
And here is a review of the club on Citysearch:
- The Scene
Being sleepless in Cleveland usually means a drive up Cedar Hill. At Nighttown, a Cleveland Heights restaurant with a good-times reputation, you never know what’s going to happen next. But chances are you’ll be able to tap a toe. Named for the bordello district in a James Joyce novel, Nighttown puts on the red light seven days a week with live music and livelier food.
Stride piano might be the attraction one night, bopping jazz trumpet the next. Just up the hill from all that University Circle culture and the pasta ports of Little Italy, expect a diverse crowd eating to an unexpected beat.
The Food and Drink
The surprisingly American menu is big on portion size but light on pretense: lots of smoked salmon, lots of cayenne and cream sauces, and a popular whiskey-laced concoction called a Dublin Lawyer (there’s a story attached, and your server will be happy to fill you in). We highly suggest the steamed whole artichoke in a pool of melted butter with a side of dinner rolls … and a Kettle One martini, extra olives.