Bill Charlap Trio To Mark Leonard Bernstein Centennial At Landmark

Bill Charlap, considered to be one of the premiere interpreters of the music of Leonard Bernstein, brings his celebrated Trio to the Jeanne Rimsky stage on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 8 PM for an evening of music by one of America's great composers.

Grammy award winning pianist Bill Charlap has performed with many of the leading artists of our time including Phil Woods, Tony Bennett, Gerry Mulligan, Wynton Marsalis, Freddy Cole and Houston Person. Born in New York City, Charlap began playing the piano at age three. His father was Broadway composer Moose Charlap, whose credits include Peter Pan, and his mother is singer Sandy Stewart, who toured with Benny Goodman, and was a regular on the Perry Como show. In 2005, Charlap and Stewart released the acclaimed CD, Love Is Here To Stay (Blue Note).

In 1997 Charlap formed his trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, now recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. In 2000, he received two Grammy Award nominations for Somewhere: The Songs of Leonard Bernstein and The Bill Charlap Trio: Live at the Village Vanguard.

Time magazine wrote, "Bill Charlap approaches a song the way a lover approaches his beloved...no matter how imaginative or surprising his take on a song is, he invariably zeroes in on its essence." In 2016, Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap: The Silver Lining, The Songs of Jerome Kern, was awarded a Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Album. In April, the Bill Charlap Trio released Notes from New York, their debut recording for the Impulse label.

In 2017, Charlap celebrated his 13th year as Artistic Director of New York City's Jazz in July Festival at 92Y. He has produced concerts for Jazz at Lincoln Center, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Chicago Symphony Center and the Hollywood Bowl. Charlap is married to renowned jazz pianist and composer Renee Rosnes, and the two artists often collaborate in a duo piano setting. In 2010 Charlap and Rosnes released Double Portrait (Blue Note). Bill Charlap is currently the Director of Jazz Studies at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey.

Tickets for The Bill Charlap Trio are available through Landmark's Box Office, 516-767-6444 and online at www.landmarkonmainstreet.org.

Friends pre-sale starts Friday, September 8, 9 AM. General public sales begin Tuesday, September 12, 9 AM.

Premium $40 (Friends $35), Select $35 (Friends $30), Standard $30 (Friends $25)*

This show is sponsored by Carol & Sandy Krieger.

Landmark on Main Street is grateful for the support of our Dim the Lights sponsors Susan Isaacs & Elkan Abramowitz, Jane & Martin Schwartz and Judy & Morton Sloan.

Our 2017-18 Season is made possible thanks to our Partners in Performing Arts: Capell, Barnett, Matalon & Schoenfeld, Harding Real Estate, Hicks Nurseries, Peter & Jeri Dejana Family Foundation, Peter A. Forman Charitable Foundation, Town of North Hempstead and Winthrop University Hospital.

*All ticket prices include a $2 facilities fee for capital improvements.


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