Fri, April 11th

Hot Night at Drom: Avalon Jazz Band & Carte Blanche


Doors 11PM
Show 12AM
Advance Price $10
Door Price $15

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door

Carte Blanche

6-piece jazz ensemble Carte Blanche keeps vintage standards white-hot with classic French, Latin and American jazz standards from the 1920s, 30s and 40s.

Carte Blanche has become a familiar late-night act at New York’s most popular speakeasies and music venues: from Chinatown’s well-hidden Apotheke to the LES staple Rockwood Music Hall, the 6-piece ensemble in white silk and sequins has gathered a following who love them for their look as much as their commitment to preserving the standards of a bygone era. The group frequently charms the discerning show-goers of the popular show “Sleep No More” as the surprise act on the stage of the Manderley Bar- the secret bar at the back of the show.
Lead vocalist Cristina Kaminis gives the group a sound in the tradition of jazz greats Edith Piaf, Ella Fitzgerald, and Lola Beltran. But as effortlessly as Kaminis transitions from classics of chanson realiste-era Paris to Brazil’s sultry bossa novas, her native Mexico shines through on the bands Cuban son tracks, and the danceable, percussion-driven dance rhythms of vintage Colombian cumbia. 

"Carte Blanche lays down clean, lively twenties and thirties jazz with frequent forays into international territory: Edith Piaf and Latin American tunes from the same era pop up often on its set list" 
- NY Magazine


Avalon Jazz Band

The music of Avalon Jazz Band brings you back to the Parisian «zazou» era of the 1930′s and 1940′s, which emblematic sound was made popular by Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli. They perform the American standards popular in France at that period, but also the songs of French composers influenced by that new sound called « jazz » : it’s a bridge between the old world and the new, between French charm and American glam, always with a big great dose of swing. With the melodious voice of Tatiana Eva-Marie and the Gypsy jazz sound of violin and guitar, all the ingredients are gathered to keep you hot and swinging all night… Avalon Jazz Band has performed in the hottest venues in New York City, from hidden speakeasies like Apotheke to grand and renowned clubs like the Carlyle and Joe's Pub. In July 2012 they were invited by the French Ambassador to give two private concerts in Washington for French National Day and represent the expansion of French culture in the United States. Last year, they inaugurated the first New York Hot Jazz Festival and Tatiana Eva-Marie was called "one of the best young singers around" by the Wall Street Journal.