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Symphony Space Present Performances For CareFusion Jazz Festival NY, 6/18-25


Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street) present five performances as part of George Wein's CareFusion Jazz Festival New York from June 18th to the 25th. Each performance starts at  8 pm and cost $15. More information about the CareFusion Jazz Festival New York can be found at its website:

The Jazz Gallery All-Stars performance at Symphony Space on Friday, June 18th. The Jazz Gallery's luminary co-founder Roy Hargrove is joined by other veterans of the adventurous non-profit's musical family, including Claudia Acuña, Ambrose Akinmusire, Lage Lund, Gerald Clayton, Kendrick Scott, Ben Williams, Pedro Martinez, Miguel Zenon, and others. More information at the website: LINK

Jon Faddis with Guitarists Howard Alden, Gene Bertoncini, Romero Lubambo and Russell Malone perform on Tuesday, June 22nd. Jon Faddis, "a trumpet player of prodigious lyrical force" (Wall Street Journal), is joined by guitar greats Howard Alden, Gene Bertoncini, Romero Lubambo, and Russell Malone for a consummate evening of high-spirited music. More information at the website:

Sidney Bechet Society Presents An Evening In New Orleans Featuring Evan Christopher and Clarinet Road on Wednesday, June 23rd. The Sidney Bechet Society, dedicated to preserving the legacy of saxophone great Sidney Bechet, presents a New Orleans inspired evening of jazz music, featuring rising star clarinetist Evan Christopher with Terri Wilson (vocals), Eli Yamin (piano), Ari Roland (bass), LaFrae Sci (drums), John Allred (trombone), Ricky "Dirty Red" Gordon (washboard), and tap dancer Calvin Booker. More information at the website: LINK

Bringing "From Bebop to Freebop" on Thursday, June 24th, vocalists Jay Clayton and Sheila Jordan have been challenging convention, and creating daring new expressions in vocal jazz for decades. The two team up along with Cameron Brown and Jack WIlkins, to take listeners on a musical adventure of scat, ballad, sung poetry, improvised lyrics, and more. More information at the website: LINK

On June 25th, two great ladies of jazz, vocalists Gretchen Parlato, "a singer with a deep, almost magical connection to the music" (Herbie Hancock), and Kat Edmonson, "equal parts Billie Holiday and Bjork" (All About Jazz), soothe, delight, and seduce, in an evening of jazz standards and more. More information on the website: LINK

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