Dave Brubeck News

Five-Time Grammy Winner Christian McBride to Perform with Houston Chamber Choir, 5/22Five-Time Grammy Winner Christian McBride to Perform with Houston Chamber Choir, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The Houston Chamber Choir's 20th Anniversary season will reach its climactic finish in an evening of jazz with virtuoso bassist and five-time Grammy winner Christian McBride. The Christian McBride Trio including pianist Christian Sands, and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr., will headline the concert where the centerpiece is a world premiere of McBride's groundbreaking work for jazz ensemble and choir. The concert takes place at the Cullen Theater in The Wortham Center on Sunday, May 22nd at 4:00pm.   (more...)

Step Into the World of Jazz Legend Dave Brubeck in 'TAKE FIVE' at Glen Street TheatreStep Into the World of Jazz Legend Dave Brubeck in 'TAKE FIVE' at Glen Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

TAKE FIVE - The Dave Brubeck Story recreates the world of iconic jazz musician Dave Brubeck, his genius, his relationships, his humanity and popular acclaim. (more...)

Nathan Lee Graham, Robin De Jesus, Jason Tam Lead Industry Readings of THE VIEW UPSTAIRS This WeekNathan Lee Graham, Robin De Jesus, Jason Tam Lead Industry Readings of THE VIEW UPSTAIRS This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

The workshop of award-winning composer/lyricist/playwright/performer Max Vernon's new musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS, directed by Scott Ebersold and with choreography by Spencer Liff and music direction by Matt Aument, will hold their industry presentations this week, starting today, March 31st, and continuing tomorrow, Friday, April 1st, in New York City. (more...)

Spire Center to Host 3rd Plymouth Rock Assurance Jazz Fest, 5/27-29Spire Center to Host 3rd Plymouth Rock Assurance Jazz Fest, 5/27-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Plymouth's Spire Center for Performing Arts proudly presents the third annual Plymouth Rock Assurance Jazz Fest throughout Memorial Day Weekend, Friday, May 27 through Sunday, May 29, at 25 ½ Court Street, Plymouth.  Jazz Fest 2016 is produced by Johnny Souza, through the generous sponsorship of Plymouth Rock Assurance Company and Eastern Bank.  Special guest jazz radio host Eric Jackson serves as master of ceremonies for Friday and Saturday's events. (more...)

BWW Review: Alex Leonard and His Colleagues Mellow Midtown Saint Peter's Church in Midday Jazz ConcertBWW Review: Alex Leonard and His Colleagues Mellow Midtown Saint Peter's Church in Midday Jazz Concert
by Alix Cohen - Mar 17, 2016

Every time I attend something in jazz pianist Ronny Whyte's estimable weekly series at the welcoming, modern Saint Peter's Church (619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street), I'm glad I came. The place is airy, peaceful, and sunny with spacious pew and tiered seating. Acoustics are splendid. The audience is respectful. And they have Billy Strayhorn's piano. Yesterday's easy-going hour featured Alex Leonard on piano and vocals (one forgets how fine a vocalist he is), David Kingsnorth on bass, and veteran Al Gafa on guitar. (more...)

Hilary Kole to Celebrate Release of THE JUDY GARLAND PROJECT at The IridiumHilary Kole to Celebrate Release of THE JUDY GARLAND PROJECT at The Iridium
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

?Hilary Kole will celebrate the release of her new album on the Miranda Music label, The Judy Garland Project, at The Iridium on April 26. The song choices on this stunningly fresh collection of performances of songs from the well-worn repertoire of Judy Garland are based on Hilary's successful live performances of the Judy canon, her 'Over The Rainbow' tribute concerts held the world over. (more...)

'STRAIGHTEN UP & FLY RIGHT' Nat King Cole Tribute Set for Brooklyn Center This May'STRAIGHTEN UP & FLY RIGHT' Nat King Cole Tribute Set for Brooklyn Center This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College concludes its 2015-16 Jazz Series on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 3pm with three-time Grammy Award-winning pianist Ramsey Lewis and singer/guitarist John Pizzarelli, joining forces in a tribute to the titan of fifties vocal pop, Nat King Cole. (more...)

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra to Pay Tribute to Judy GarlandHawaii Symphony Orchestra to Pay Tribute to Judy Garland
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

The Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra (HSO) will take concertgoers Over The Rainbow and beyond on Friday, March 18 at 7:30 pm at A Tribute to Judy Garland featuring acclaimed vocalist and recording artist Hilary Kole. A Tribute to Judy Garland celebrates the timeless wonder of music made famous by Garland - the singer Fred Astaire called 'the greatest entertainer that ever lived.' Tickets start from $27 and are on sale now. (more...)

Fadi Khoury's FJK DANCE Set for New York Live Arts, 4/6-9Fadi Khoury's FJK DANCE Set for New York Live Arts, 4/6-9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Fadi J. Khoury, the Iraqi-born Artistic Director of FJK Dance, will return to New York Live Arts April 6 through April 9 with his company of ten dancers in new and repertory works combining a variety of dance mediums in a rare choreographic fusion. (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE FRINGE 2016: SWING Superbly Recreates The Big Band EraBWW Review: ADELAIDE FRINGE 2016: SWING Superbly Recreates The Big Band Era
by Barry Lenny - Feb 10, 2016

Two hours of some of the greatest dance music ever written, played brilliantly. (more...)

Cincinnati Pops Celebrates John Williams's Birthday With All-Williams First Half of Concert Featuring Jason Alexander, 3/4Cincinnati Pops Celebrates John Williams's Birthday With All-Williams First Half of Concert Featuring Jason Alexander, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Happy Birthday, John Williams! The Cincinnati Pops be celebrating his FIFTIETH Academy Award Nomination March 4-6 with an all-Williams first half as part of An Evening of Comedy & Song with Jason Alexander. For more information, visit: cincinnatipops.org (more...)

Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, DC to Perform at Morrison Center, 3/29Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, DC to Perform at Morrison Center, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

The internationally acclaimed Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, DC will continue its long tradition of presenting free public performances when it appears at the Morrison Center on Tuesday March 29, 2016 at 7:00 PM. The Jazz Ambassadors' concert in Boise is sponsored by the Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts. Additional support provided by the Idaho Statesman and the Gene Harris Jazz Festival. (more...)

The Brubeck Brothers Jazz Quartet to Tribute Dave Brubeck in Omaha Next MonthThe Brubeck Brothers Jazz Quartet to Tribute Dave Brubeck in Omaha Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Led by two sons of one of the most famous jazz pianists of all times, The Brubeck Brothers Jazz Quartet puts a fresh spin on traditional jazz. Omaha Performing Arts presents The Brubeck Brothers Jazz Quartet - Tribute to Dave Brubeck on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. in the Scott Recital Hall of the Holland Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Apollo's Fire to Perform SEPHARDIC JOURNEY, 2/4Apollo's Fire to Perform SEPHARDIC JOURNEY, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Back by popular demand - Apollo's Fire reprises its latest creative crossover program by Artistic Director Jeannette Sorrell, in collaboration with guest co-director Nell Snaidas.  “Sephardic Journey: Wanderings of the Spanish Jews” premiered in five sold-out concerts in February 2014.  The program will be performed during February 4-7 at several venues, including an important debut at the new Maltz Performing Arts Center of Case Western Reserve University. The performances will coincide with a highly anticipated release of the program on CD, for British record label AVIE. (more...)

Ken Thomson Sextet and Mike McGinnis Road*Trip Band to Play Shapeshifter Lab, 1/12Ken Thomson Sextet and Mike McGinnis Road*Trip Band to Play Shapeshifter Lab, 1/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2015

A pre-winter Jazzfest Brooklyn jazz composer summit with the Ken Thomson Sextet and Mike McGinnis Road*Trip Band is set for Tuesday, Jan 12 at 8 p.m. at Shapeshifter Lab 18 Whitwell Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11215. (more...)

Remi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble to Pay Tribute to Dave Brubeck at Anvil Centre TheatreRemi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble to Pay Tribute to Dave Brubeck at Anvil Centre Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

The Anvil Centre Theatre is presenting Montreal based Remi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble performing their new production, Tribute to Dave Brubeck, for one night only on Thursday, Jan. 14th at 8pm at the Anvil Centre Theatre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster. Tickets range from $25 - $50 plus service charges, available at ticketsnw.ca. The concert will offer cabaret style seating with table service as well as theatre seating. (more...)

Monterey Jazz Festival to Tour in 2016Monterey Jazz Festival to Tour in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Highlights of the tour include a five-night run at Birdland in New York City, with appearances at major performing arts centers and colleges in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Virginia. (more...)

Mark Rapp Quartet and More to Play Trustus Main StageMark Rapp Quartet and More to Play Trustus Main Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2015

Jingle Bell Jazz brings the Mark Rapp Quartet and special guests to the Trustus Main Stage on December 15th, 2015. The concert performance will begin at 7:30pm, and the house and bar open one hour prior. (more...)

Chelsea Opera to Present BENDING TOWARDS THE LIGHT, Featuring Deborah Voigt, 12/20Chelsea Opera to Present BENDING TOWARDS THE LIGHT, Featuring Deborah Voigt, 12/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

Metropolitan Opera star Deborah Voigt is the special guest in Bending Towards the Light ... A Jazz Nativity.  Chelsea Opera joins forces with Kindred Spirits, Inc. to present this fresh and dramatic telling of the Christmas story.  WQXR's Terrance McKnight and WBGO's Sheila Andersonco-host this 30th anniversary production of Bending Towards the Light ... A Jazz Nativity, featuring jazz greats Ingrid Jensen, Steve Wilson, Wycliffe Gordon, and 93-year-old Latin congo player, Candido.  Performances take place at Christ and St. Stephen's Church, 120 West 69th Street in NYC, on Sunday, December 20 at 5 pm and 8 pm.  Tickets range from $25 to $50, available online and at the door (cash/check only). (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Announces Holiday Schedule - Handel's MESSIAH, CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE and More!Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Announces Holiday Schedule - Handel's MESSIAH, CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) celebrates the 2015 holiday season with a wide variety of concert programming, from the traditional annual performances of Handel's Messiah with the Concert Artists of Baltimore to a one-of-a-kind experience that pairs world-class acrobats and gymnasts with music by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, in an exciting program titled Cirque de la Symphonie. (more...)

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