CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE ANNOUNCES THE SPRING 2022 SEASON of “BADASS BRUNCH”
ALTERNATE SUNDAY AFTERNOONS AT 2:00 PM
FEATURING JAZZ, FUNK, BLUES, BIG BAND AND MORE
A VARIETY OF HIGH-ENERGY ENSEMBLES INCLUDING BLACK TIE BRASS, RUSS ANIXTER’S HIPPIE BIG BAND, AND HELL’S KITCHEN FUNK ORCHESTRA
CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE – New York’s newest hotspot for intimate dining and extraordinary music – has announced the Spring 2022 season of its trademark “Badass Brunch.” Presented on alternate Sunday afternoons at 2:00 PM, the venue continues to showcase a variety of exciting and creative ensembles that always pack a punch, from New Orleans brass and rock, to funk, blues, and big band. Each occasion is perfectly paired with the venue’s acclaimed American cuisine from acclaimed Executive Chef Eric Purugganan, a curated wine list, and specialty cocktails. Tickets are $25. CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE is located at 152 West 26th Street.
Sunday, March 6 – FUNK SHUI NYC
“Funk Shui NYC represents the future of big-band jazz,” says All About Jazz. Funk Shui NYC is a
13-member, horn-heavy jazz collective playing unique arrangements of unlikely funk, rock, pop, and soul tunes, in addition to original compositions by the players. Founded and organized by Rob Susman and Dave Morgan, Funk Shui NYC features some of the city’s wildest jazz soloists in dynamic, irreverent settings. Their debut album is on Zoho Records.
Sunday, March 20 – RUSS ANIXTER’S HIPPIE BIG BAND
Russ Anixter’s Hippie Big Band reimagines The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers, Little Feat, Led Zeppelin, Weather Report, and even Miles Davis. It’s all brilliantly fused together and performed by this eclectic 11-piece seriously rockin’ big band. Russ has been a fixture in the music scene for the last 30 years as a music copyist and arranger, preparing music for large jazz ensembles, orchestras, studio recordings, and musical theater. The Hippie Big Band is composed of the city’s finest studio, jazz and Broadway musicians. Collectively, band members have played with diverse artists such as Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, They Might Be Giants, Natalie Cole, Bruce Springsteen, Aretha Franklin, David Byrne, Quincy Jones, The Mingus Big Band, The Gil Evans Orchestra, NYC Ballet, and The Metropolitan Orchestra.
Sunday, April 3 – HELL’S KITCHEN FUNK ORCHESTRA
Hell’s Kitchen Funk Orchestra, led by trumpeter and composer Bill Warfield, is “a mixture of adventurous modernistic pieces, jazz-tinged salsa, and post-bop hipness” according to Jazz Times. Warfield is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music where he won the Maynard Ferguson Scholarship, the William H. Borden Award for Outstanding Achievement in Jazz/Commercial Music and the Carmine Caruso Award for Outstanding Trumpet Performance. He has performed with such diverse artists as Ornette Coleman, Mel Torme, Sheila Jordan, David Liebman, Jon Faddis, Buddy DeFranco, Don Braden, Randy Brecker, and Sonny Stitt. As a bandleader he has recorded several albums, including “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” with the Hell’s Kitchen Funk Orchestra on BluJazz.
CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE, highlighting a diverse range of musical genres, is a welcome addition to the list of high-end venues on the New York performance scene, deftly balancing a glamourous interior, traditional hospitality, and top musical talent. The current lineup features a dazzling array from the worlds of pop, folk, country, soul, jazz, and much more. Providing a wide variety of upscale American menu items, with distinguished wine and bespoke cocktails, audiences will experience some of the best touring performers in the world, alongside local emerging artists. CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE melds the ambiance of a classic supper club with the acoustics of a serious listening room and a contemporary spin appealing to several generations of music lovers.
CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE opens the doors to hospitality, entertainment, and enjoyment every night, featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting, a 10-seat in-theatre bar, lofted VIP mezzanine for private groups, and table seating for the perfect date night. The ever-changing menu and entertainment schedule means guests never have the same night twice.
CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE is located at 152 West 26th Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), downstairs inside the Hilton New York Fashion District.