Bangkok Jazz at Nius on Silom this March

Stylish Bangkok jazz club and wine bar Niu’s on Silom has announced its Friday night music schedule for March.

On Mar. 1, the Joseph Marchione Quintet will play featuring New York composer and sax player Joseph Marchione who has played with luminaries like saxmen Von Freeman and Steve Coleman and ex-Frank Zappa drummer Jimmy Carl Black. Marchione is joined by Dan Phillips (guitar), Pisut Prateepasana (sax), Tae Rogue (bass) and Hong Techatananan (drums).

The following Friday (Mar. 8), Dan Phillips will headline with his quartet. An exceptional musician, US native Dan Phillips is rated by as “one of the most original guitarists and composers currently on the jazz scene” This veteran of the New York and Chicago jazz circuits has performed throughout North America, Asia and Europe with artists such as Gerald Wilson, John Stowell and Ben Street and is working on his fourth CD of original compositions. Dan Phillips guitar Hong Techatananan drums O Viriyapark bass Pisut Prateepasana tenor saxophone. Read more about Phillips in AsiaLIFE’s interview with the jazz guitarist.

Mar. 15 sees The Jerry Byrd Quartet perform at Niu’s on Silom. Byrd was a long-time guitarist for pianist-vocalist Freddy Cole. He has played and recorded with greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Roland Kirk, Jack McDuff and Sonny Stitt. He brings his Gibson L5 inherited from long-standing friend George Benson to Niu’s in a swinging quartet and three sets of Straight Ahead Jazz.

One of Denmark’s top sax players with eight albums and three Danish Grammys to his name, Jakob Dinesen plays with his quartet on Mar. 22. His latest release Dino features legendary ex-Bill Evans drummer Paul Motion. Jakob has also recorded with the likes of Eddie Gomez, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Nasheet Waits and Ben Street.

The month winds up with Keith Nolan’s Love Gone Wrong on Mar. 29. This high energy four piece plays blues groove with a classic line-up of bass, drums, guitar, keyboards and “crushed velvet vocals”. They push the boundaries of contemporary blues with a funky edge. The band play originals and inspired versions of songs by their favourite artists, including Muddy Waters, George Benson and Stevie Wonder.

Other regular night gigs are:

Mondays: Sunny Wongsansern, winner of the Outstanding Musician Award at Greeley Jazz Festival, USA, plays piano.

Tuesdays: Swiss pianist and composer Mauro Monti stars in a duet with top trumpet player Rustem Galiullin.

Wednesdays: Virtuoso US guitarist Dan Phillips and Thai sax player Pisut Prateepasana jam through the history of jazz.

Thursdays: Russian trumpet ace Rustem Galiullin leads a stylish trio with pianist Keng Kengkarnka and Tae Rogue on bass.

Saturdays: Rydsma sings Latin and pieces from the Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald songbooks backed by the Mauro Monti Trio.

Sundays: Band leader Sunny Wongsansern plays solo piano. He is joined by Dan Phillips (guitar) for the last two Suns of the month.

Niu’s on Silom
Jazz Club, Wine Bar & Restaurant
661 Floor 1-2 Silom Road (cnr Soi 19)
Tel: 0 2266 5333-4

Mon-Fri 11.30am to 1am; Fri-Sun 6pm to 1am. Free valet parking


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