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HIGHLIGHTS IN JAZZ 2020 Releases Upcoming Schedule Photo HIGHLIGHTS IN JAZZ 2020 Releases Upcoming Schedule
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 8, 2020

The 48th season of the popular Highlights In Jazz continues on March 19, 2020, when producer Jack Kleinsinger presents 'Ellington Everlasting.' The concert turns the spotlight on the maestro's timeless compositions and enduring legacy, through the dynamic vision of featured performers like trombonist Art Baron & The Duke's Men, drummer Bernard Purdie, bassist Bill Crow, saxophonists Bill Easley and Mark Hynes, pianist James Weidman and vocalist Ira Hawkins. In keeping with the beloved HIJ tradition, a surprise special guest will be on hand for the concert, to be held at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center.

All-Star Jazz Ensemble Artemis Make Carnegie Hall Debut On December 7 Photo All-Star Jazz Ensemble Artemis Make Carnegie Hall Debut On December 7
by Stephi Wild - Nov 14, 2019

On Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 8:00 p.m., jazz supergroup Artemis make their Carnegie Hall debut in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Each renowned for their outstanding solo work, these powerhouse musicians including Cécile McLorin Salvant (Vocals), Renee Rosnes (Music Director and Piano), Anat Cohen (Clarinet and Bass Clarinet), Melissa Aldana (Tenor Saxophone), Ingrid Jensen (Trumpet), Noriko Ueda (Bass), and Allison Miller (Drums) captivate audiences with bold new arrangements of classics by The Beatles to Thelonious Monk, as well as strikingly original compositions by the group's members.

Progressive Theater Will Host The 1st Annual Black & Blue Fundraising Gala Photo Progressive Theater Will Host The 1st Annual Black & Blue Fundraising Gala
by Stephi Wild - Nov 6, 2019

On Friday, November 22nd, 2019, Progressive Theater in Maplewood, NJ will host the 1st Annual Black & Blue Fundraising Gala at The Woodland: Great Hall from 6:00pm to 11:00pm.

Jazzmobile@55 Presents TAYLOR MADE at Flushing Town Hall Photo Jazzmobile@55 Presents TAYLOR MADE at Flushing Town Hall
by Stephi Wild - Oct 10, 2019

On Saturday, October 19, Flushing Town Hall and Jazzmobile, Inc. will presentTaylor Made to celebrate the renowned Dr. Billy Taylor and Jazzmobile@55, bringing established NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Owens, Winard Harper & Jeli Posse, other jazz greats and rising stars to the stage together for a hard-swinging concert.

Birdland Presents John Pizzarelli And More The Week Of July 29 Photo Birdland Presents John Pizzarelli And More The Week Of July 29
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 19, 2019

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts:

Birdland Announces August 2019 Schedule; Max von Essen, Jason Kravits, and More Photo Birdland Announces August 2019 Schedule; Max von Essen, Jason Kravits, and More
by Julie Musbach - Jul 12, 2019

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with John Pizzarelli: A Tribute to Benny Goodman, Dee Dee Bridgewater, David Matthews Trio, The Count Basie Orchestra, Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration, Chris Byars Original Sextet, Nicki Parrott, Gunhild Carling, Ken Peplowski and Diego Figueiredo, Birdography: Celebrating Charlie Parker, Lorin Cohen, Sam Behr, Laila Biali, Carole J. Bufford, The Lineup with Susie Mosher, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more!

Steve Blum's Molecular Organ Trio Comes to The Palace Theater Photo Steve Blum's Molecular Organ Trio Comes to The Palace Theater
by Stephi Wild - Feb 26, 2019

On Friday March 29th, the brilliant guitarist Steve Blum and his Molecular Organ Trio will open the Jazz at the Poli Spring Series at the Palace Theater Poli Club (100 E. Main St, Waterbury, CT). A pioneering fusion guitarist, a lifelong admirer of Wes Montgomery, and a very versatile player who has been a major asset on a countless number of sessions since the early 1970s, Blum heads a group that also features organist Akiko and drummer McClenty Hunter.

Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz 46th Anniversary Gala 2/28, BMCC TRIBECA Perfor Photo Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz 46th Anniversary Gala 2/28, BMCC TRIBECA Performing Arts Center
by Tori Hartshorn - Feb 21, 2019

Each year, savvy jazz fans look forward to the annual Highlights In Jazz series. For almost a half century, the Jack Kleinsinger-produced events have brought together a multitude of beloved jazz musicians spanning an eclectic mix of generations and styles. The 2019 season is no exception, with four stellar concerts featuring some of the brightest luminaries in jazz today.

George Abud & Katrina Lenk, Laura Osnes, and More Head Up Birdland in March Photo George Abud & Katrina Lenk, Laura Osnes, and More Head Up Birdland in March
by Julie Musbach - Feb 15, 2019

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts

Highlights In Jazz to Have 46th Anniversary Gala Photo Highlights In Jazz to Have 46th Anniversary Gala
by Stephi Wild - Feb 13, 2019

Each year, savvy jazz fans look forward to the annual Highlights In Jazz series. For almost a half century, the Jack Kleinsinger-produced events have brought together a multitude of beloved jazz musicians spanning an eclectic mix of generations and styles. The 2019 season is no exception, with four stellar concerts featuring some of the brightest luminaries in jazz today.

Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz 46th Anniversary Gala Announced At Tribeca PAC Photo Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz 46th Anniversary Gala Announced At Tribeca PAC
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 4, 2019

The 47th season of Highlights In Jazz kicks off with an all-star concert featuring pianist/vocalist Daryl Sherman, saxophonist Houston Person, trumpeter Warren Vaché, clarinetist/saxophonist Ken Peplowski, pianist Norman Simmons, bassist Boots Maleson, and guitarist James Chirillo, plus a special surprise guest.

Highlights In Jazz Announces its 47th All-Star Season Photo Highlights In Jazz Announces its 47th All-Star Season
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 2, 2019

Each year, savvy jazz fans look forward to the annual Highlights In Jazz series. For almost a half century, the Jack Kleinsinger-produced events have brought together a multitude of beloved jazz musicians spanning an eclectic mix of generations and styles. The 2019 season is no exception, with four stellar concerts featuring some of the brightest luminaries in jazz today.

Highlights In Jazz Announces its 47th All-Star Season Photo Highlights In Jazz Announces its 47th All-Star Season
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 19, 2018

In four stellar concerts featuring some of the brightest luminaries in jazz today, 2019's Highlights In Jazz series brings together a multitude of beloved jazz musicians spanning an eclectic mix of generations and styles. You'll hear unforgettable performances from jazz veterans including Warren Vaché, Houston Person, and Norman Simmons; up-and-comers like Veronica Swift, Christian Sands, and Peter and Will Anderson; and straight-ahead stalwarts such as Steve Turre, George Cables, Buster Williams, along with many more. These gifted players and others will pay tribute to a pantheon of jazz legends, including this year's featured honoree, trumpeter Randy Brecker; plus, the music of Randy Weston, Erroll Garner, Sidney Bechet, Louis Armstrong will also be featured.

Alana Davis Kicks Off Mini-Tour Today, New Album LOVE AGAIN Out Now Photo Alana Davis Kicks Off Mini-Tour Today, New Album LOVE AGAIN Out Now
by Tori Hartshorn - Oct 15, 2018

Singer-Songwriter Alana Davis will play select East Coast live dates in in support of her latest release Love Again.  The trek, kicking off today, will hit Washington DC, Boston and her native New York City (Dates below.) Love Again was released May 4th via Cleopatra Records and is Davis' first studio album in thirteen years. 

Alana Davis Announces Select Live Dates, New Album LOVE AGAIN Out Now Photo Alana Davis Announces Select Live Dates, New Album LOVE AGAIN Out Now
by Tori Hartshorn - Sep 10, 2018

Singer-Songwriter Alana Davis will play select East Coast live dates in October in support of her latest release Love Again.  The trek will hit Washington DC, Boston and her native New York City (Dates below.) Love Again was released May 4th via Cleopatra Records and is Davis' first studio album in thirteen years. 

Birdland Presents The Count Basie Orchestra And More Week Of August 20 Photo Birdland Presents The Count Basie Orchestra And More Week Of August 20
by Julie Musbach - Aug 10, 2018

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with Count Basie Orchestra, Natalie Douglas Tributes: Ella Fitzgerald, The Renee Manning/Earl McIntyre Septet, Nina Storey at the Birdland Theater, and more!

Laury Shelley Performs Tribute To Michel Legrand Photo Laury Shelley Performs Tribute To Michel Legrand
by Stephi Wild - Aug 5, 2018

Celebrated recording artist/vocalist/songwriter Laury Shelley commemorates her years as the long-time vocalist and duet partner of Oscar and Grammy-winning composer Michel Legrand, with a tribute concert honoring her mentor. The Music Never Ends: Laury Shelley Sings Michel Legrand, will take place Monday, September 24th, 8pm and 10pm, at Chicago's legendary Jazz Showcase, Dearborn Station, 806 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago. Laury will be backed by some of Chicago's premier jazz musicians: Ben Lewis on piano, Eric Hochberg on bass, Bob Rummage on drums and Grammy Award winning harmonica master Howard Levy. This must-see event takes place for two performances on one special night only. There is a $15 cover charge for these performances. Further information is available by calling 312-360-0234 or via the internet at www.jazzshowcase.com

Longtime Michel Legrand Vocalist Laury Shelley Performs Tribute To Mentor At Jazz Sho Photo Longtime Michel Legrand Vocalist Laury Shelley Performs Tribute To Mentor At Jazz Showcase
by Julie Musbach - May 31, 2018

Praised by Billboard Magazine as having 'exciting vocal ability' and 'one of the most talented singers in town,' by WGN Radio's Rick Kogan, celebrated recording artist/vocalist/songwriter Laury Shelley commemorates her years as the long-time vocalist and duet partner of Oscar and Grammy-winning composer Michel Legrand, with a tribute concert honoring her mentor.

Laury Shelley Releases New CD EP 'Time Is A Healer' Photo Laury Shelley Releases New CD EP 'Time Is A Healer'
by Stephi Wild - May 22, 2018

Praised by Billboard Magazine as 'a singer with exciting vocal ability,' singer/songwriter Laury Shelley is proud to announce the release of her long-awaited new CD EP. Time Is A Healer , covers a variety of genres: soul, r & b, funk, jazz, adult contemporary and pop power ballads. The album marks the emergence of a major artist, featuring five songs composed by Laury. The cornerstone of the album is a homage to her mentor and past work with Michel Legrand: Laury's electrifying, funk-tinged, version of the Oscar-winning The Windmills of Your Mind, the album's first single.

Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz Presents A Salute To Russell Malone Photo Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz Presents A Salute To Russell Malone
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 2, 2018

Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz closes its 46thseason with a tribute to lauded jazz guitarist Russell Malone. A mainstay on the Manhattan music scene since the 1980s, as well as a regular at international festivals and concert halls, Russell has attracted critical and fan recognition for his work as an accomplished leader and in-demand sideman. 

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