The Ear Inn – NYC
Heard every Sunday night since 2007 The EarRegulars feature leader Jon-Erik Kellso on trumpet and Matt Munisteri on guitar and feature guest artists every week. They play swinging, melodic classic jazz, i.e. everything from New Orleans style through the tin pan alley classics, the swing era, and mainstream jazz.
They don’t play half hour long solos, although it’s not unusual for a song to last 10 minutes or more; they like to take our time and enjoy exploring ensemble improv’, a conversational style. They approach traditional jazz in an open-minded, in-the-moment way.
This band often smiles and laughs (yes–even on stage!), and is not ashamed of this.
Over the years, The Ear Inn has gained a solid reputation as a meeting place for creatives. Artists, poets, writers, and musicians are welcomed with open arms to share their craft with the community.
Poetry readings and movie screenings are a common occurrence upstairs. Three nights a week, the bar is blessed with live music from some of the most talented people in the game. The intimate setting evokes a palpable energy between the band and the listeners, jamming to jazz, bluegrass, and everything in between. Click on the calendar below for a play by play of this month’s musical offerings.