January 3, 2014
Weekend in NoMad: Henry Butler and Workman Song
It’s the first weekend of the new year in NoMad, and we’ve got some exciting shows to kick the year off right.
Blind pianist and vocalist, Henry Butler continues his four-night run at The Jazz Standard. Butler is teaming up with trumpeter and composer Steven Bernstein to guide their New Orleans-style jazz ensemble, The Hot 9. The band fuses New Orleans’s staples like blues, jazz, Caribbean with classical, pop, and contemporary improvisation. The ensemble will play sets at 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and finish the weekend off with two sets at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Sunday.
If you go Friday or Saturday, tickets run $35 per set, but sets on Sunday only cost $30. And if you’re feeling particularly in New Orleans’s spirit, stop by NoMad’s Crescent City inspired Bo’s Restaurant before the show.
If you’re looking for something a bit more mellow, head to Ace Hotel for their new Sunday Night Live series. This week features Workman Song, the solo project of folk musician Sean McMahon. Workman Song blends contemporary folk music with an eclectic range of genres spanning from North Indian classical music to Greek devotional chants and medieval European music. The show is free and starts at 8 p.m. in the Ace Hotel Lobby Bar.
With so many great diverse cultural happenings, we’ve got high hopes for another great year in NoMad!