Vibraphonist Steve Nelson began his career in the 1970s, in his hometown of Pittsburgh, following the straight ahead path blazed by his first major influence, Milt Jackson. After a year with guitarist Grant Green he was playing and recording with his Rutgers professors James Spaulding and Kenny Barron, before landing a spot in David "Fathead Newman's quintet. Throughout the 1980s Nelson was the vibist of choice among some of his generation's most talented up-and-comers, including Bobby Watson, Curtis Lundy, James Williams, Mulgrew Miller, Donald Brown, Geoffrey Keezer and Lewis Nash, developing a harmonically open sound, influenced by the innovations of Bobby Hutcherson, that led him to a spot in Dave Holland's award-winning band. He has recorded a half dozen dates as a leader that showcase his own personal voice on the vibes.

Friday, October 14th      

The Steve Nelson Quartet 

 with special guest Angela Roberts

Friday, November 11th    

Vuyo Sotashe & BONOMO

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Uptown Jazz Tentet


 Manuel Valera Trio + John Ellis

"Alphonso is easily recognized as a rising star," Marucs Roberts

7:30 PM    Vuyo Sotashe  

connecting culture and COMMUNIty 

​​​​Olmsted Salon 

​​​Friday, September 9th       

The Vincent Herring Quartet 

An evening of Christmas music and literature.

Musical arrangements by  

Kamel Boutros

Alex Nguyen

Jonathan Ragonese 

Alex LoRe.

Readings by 

Maria Bowler 

Jazz in the Cave

Concert series featuring New York City's most acclaimed Jazz artists

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2nd Fridays of the month 
Sets: 7:30pm & 9:30pm
The Cave at St. George’s
209 E. 16th St (east of 3rd Ave)
Side courtyard entrance  - $15 cover

Vuyo Sotashe - Vocals   Chris Pattishall - Piano            
Gabe Schnider - Guitar    Kyle Poole - Drums   Bass - TBD

Friday, December 16th       

Jazz Conceptions Orchestra, Calvary-St. George’s Choir and Maria Bowler

Grammy nominated Cuban pianist Manuel Valera's trio joined by saxophonist John Ellis.

Manuel Valera - piano
Rick Rosato - bass
EJ Strickland - drums
John Ellis - tenor saxophone

​​​​Vincent Herring 

Alto Saxophone

Anthony Wonsey


David Williams  



​Carl Allen 


​Jazz in the Cave 
Fall Schedule 2017

Jazz in the Cave is curated by St. George's Music Director Alex Nguyen 

Steve Nelson 


Adam Birnbaum 


David Wong  



​Willie Jones 


Angela Roberts Vocals 

9:30 PM   BONOMO


Alphonso Horne & the Root Continuum

Founded and led collaboratively by trumpeter Brandon Lee and trombonists Willie Applewhite & James Burton III, the band is comprised of ten of the most venerable and ubiquitous young sidemen in all of jazz.

2nd Fridays of the month
Sets: 7:30pm & 9:30pm
The Cave at St. George’s
209 E. 16th St

(east of 3rd Ave)
Side courtyard entrance
$15 cover

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