• 6 HD Cameras
  • Audiophile Sound
  • World Class Artists
  • Safely Produced

Streaming in Living Color from Smoke Jazz Club!

SMOKE SCREENs Livestream Concert Series

each show is available for on-demand streaming for 48 hours in every time zone!


Smoke Screens is the new streaming concert series safely produced live at Smoke Jazz Club. Featuring six HD cameras, audiophile sound, and a stellar program of world-renowned jazz artists, Smoke Screens delivers an unsurpassed listening and viewing experience to jazz lovers around the world. Currently, the two weekend sets are streamed live at 8pm (20:00) in New York and are available for purchase and streaming for 48 hours after each performance for listening and viewing opportunities in any time zone. Stream the set at your convenience. While these performances might not replace a night at a jazz club, they offer an essential new way to experience great music!


Smoke...known for its intimacy in person was well recreated online, with the best sound this reviewer has (virtually) heard thus far and no less than six camera angles.”– Andrey Henkin, The NYC Jazz Record

Don't Miss This Special Performance and Opportunity to Support Musicians and Live Music in New York City!

SMOKE SCREENS presents: the johnathan blake quartet featuring chris potter, david virelles, & ben street




“Despite his roots in Philadelphia, Johnathan Blake is the quintessential New York City jazz drummer.” – Lee Mergner, JazzTimes

Johnathan Blake, a drummer whose dynamic playing, artistic vision, and innate versatility led NPR’s John Murph to call him “the ultimate modernist,” leads an very special group featuring saxophonist Chris Potter, pianist David Virelles, and bassist Ben Street. This quartet fuses elements of two of Blake’s highly acclaimed projects, Trion (a trio with Potter) and Pentad (a quintet that includes Virelles) with the esteemed bassist Ben Street. The New York Times says, “Blake’s drumming is as bold as thunder and as subtle as the patter of rain.” The Guardian adds, “his command of time is quite unbelievable – tricky and playful but accurate to the millisecond.” 



Dear Smoke Family,

After reviewing the latest COVID-19 infection rate numbers in NYC as well as information on tracing clusters to gatherings, restaurants and bars, we feel it is time for us to temporarily close Smoke’s dining pods effective immediately and until the situation improves. The health and the safety of our staff, our musicians and our community at large is of highest priority to us. We are small business owners but we are also members of the community, neighbors and parents.
The fact that schools are closing because of the pandemic while bars and restaurants remain open is a tough one to justify. We were personally (like many of you) sheltered in for 15+ weeks earlier on this year. We want to do everything in our power to prevent us from having to go back to that place as a city.

It pains us to make this difficult call, and we realize it will mean loss of income for us and our team members which threatens our livelihood; but we currently feel that we can’t in good conscience remain open and serve our community safely. We also realize that the colder weather will make outdoor dining difficult and indoor dining not only just doesn’t sound like a safe idea, yet, it also seems that indoor dining will have to end soon.

While this is clearly not the news we were hoping to share, we feel more optimistic about the future now that there is positive vaccine news on the horizon. We know that live jazz has healing powers and can cure many things but COVID-19 is not one of them, and because of that we think it’s time to be extra careful and patient so that we can weather this storm safely and welcome you all back as soon as possible. We will certainly re-evaluate on a weekly basis and keep you updated!

In the meantime, please know that we will continue livestreaming music every Friday and Saturday night at 8pm. You can purchase livestream passes at smokejazz.com.
Until then please stay healthy and safe. Thank you for your continued support, it means the world to us!

Paul & Molly

How It Works

The performances will be delivered via a safe, secure, and private YouTube stream. Simply purchase a streaming pass (click here) and you will receive an e-mail to a locked and secure pre-event screen. A countdown clock will show when your event codes will be revealed. After the code is revealed, another clock will show the live stream start time.

Helpful Tips

  • If you are having trouble locating and using your link, please email [email protected] Please do not call Smoke for technical support-InstantSeats issues the streaming passes.
  • We highly recommend that you listen on speakers or wired headphones as wireless headphones or Bluetooth devices could cause a delay between audio and video.
  • For best streaming quality we recommend Safari, Chrome or Firefox browsers, not Internet Explorer.
  • Internet speed can also effect the quality of the stream. Avoid having multiple windows open during the live stream. Sometimes clearing your cache and restarting your device can help.
  • If you didn’t receive your purchased streaming pass, please check your spam folder.
  • If you can't locate your streaming pass, please contact [email protected]
  • Note that each stream (Friday & Saturday) will be available for 48 hours in all time zones.

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This week on Smoke Screens Livestream Concert Series: The Johnathan Blake Quartet featuring Chris Potter, David Virelles and Ben Street LIVE from New York this Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23 at 8pm ET!Purchase your streaming pass: bit.ly/30KMQxC** Each Show Is Available For On-Demand Streaming for 48 hours worldwide!

This week on Smoke Screens Livestream Concert Series: The Johnathan Blake Quartet featuring Chris Potter, David Virelles and Ben Street LIVE from New York this Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23 at 8pm ET!

Purchase your streaming pass: bit.ly/30KMQxC

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Guitar master Russell Malone leads his highly regarded quartet with pianist Rick Germanson, bassist Vincent DuPont and drummer Neal Smith in two livestream concerts. Malone is a musician deeply rooted in the blues and bebop and his soulfully swinging approach is just one of many reasons why he is so popular. The Chicago Tribune states, “Though he spikes his solos with occasional running lines, it’s gently rolled chords and lush sequences of harmonies that ultimately define his work,” and JazzTimes describes him as “an uncommonly sensitive interpreter of ballads.”
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Smoke Screens Livestream Concert Series: The Russell Malone Quartet featuring Rick Germanson, Vincent DuPont and Neal Smith LIVE from New York TONIGHT, Saturday, January 16 at 8pm ET! He’s a teaser of last nights’ concert!

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Leave a comment? Absolutely. Somewhere in between a cool breeze in summer and the bustle of the Uptown vibe, is guitarist, Russell Malone. Just learning of Malone's style and very ambient quartet. I plan to visit the series. Thank you Smoke Jazz Club, for sharing.

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Peter Bernstein - "What Comes Next"

The title of What Comes Next, the latest album by guitarist Peter Bernstein, certainly echoes a question that we’ve all been asking ourselves in recent months. Locked away, wary of leaving the house during a global pandemic, divided by politics and protests, all during a most vital U.S. Presidential election year – any one of those issues would spell an uncertain future.

But look again at that title: Bernstein very deliberately left off the question mark. While the interrogative continues to apply, especially for musicians in a world without gigs, Bernstein set out to make a statement as well. His What Comes Next not only arrives in the midst of quarantine but was recorded during the lockdown as well. With what once was the simple act of gathering four stellar musicians in a room to play music together, this album points a musical way forward in the way that only the most incisive jazz can.

“Without the question mark, What Comes Next implies that you have some idea, some intention,” Bernstein explains. “That seems like such a huge concept now, but it’s inherent to the very idea of playing jazz. It’s the basic question that we deal with all the time when we’re given the freedom to improvise: now what do I play? What note should come next? Where are we in the conversation? With everybody’s lives being put on hold, that idea can be extended beyond the fact of just playing music.”

The timing was especially fortuitous as three months of isolation had given Bernstein plenty of opportunity to compose some new music. With tour schedules and conflicting dates hardly being an issue, Bernstein assembled a dream quartet for the date. He’s joined by Grammy-winning pianist Sullivan Fortner (Cécile McLorin Salvant, Roy Hargrove), drummer and frequent collaborator Joe Farnsworth (McCoy Tyner, Pharoah Sanders) and for the first time on one of the guitarist’s own sessions by the always exquisite bassist Peter Washington (Bill Charlap, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers).

“We all kept our masks on,” Bernstein recalls, “It felt a little strange at first, but I’m just thankful for the chance to try and create something with musicians I love. It was such a beautiful day.”

What Comes Next is available on deluxe CD album (8-panel gatefold digipak) and in audiophile 96khz/24bit digital download format. All formats feature original photography by Jimmy and Dena Katz and liner notes by Steve Futterman.

Available Now.
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