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Lineup Announced for DEITCH DAYS at Jazz Fest Photo Lineup Announced for DEITCH DAYS at Jazz Fest
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 30, 2021

Adam Deitch, the renowned drummer for Lettuce and Break Science, has announced a special New Orleans performance during Jazz Fest billed as Deitch Daze.

Harlem Quartet Returns To Music Mountain With A Program Featuring African American Ma Photo Harlem Quartet Returns To Music Mountain With A Program Featuring African American Masterworks
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2021

This weekend, on Sunday, July 25 at 3 pm, the Harlem Quartet, a Music Mountain favorite, takes the stage to perform a vibrant program of works by Black composers, from William Grant Still and George Walker to Wynton Marsalis and Billy Strayhorn.

Flushing Town Hall Presents REMEMBERING THE PAST AND CELEBRATING THE FUTURE Photo Flushing Town Hall Presents REMEMBERING THE PAST AND CELEBRATING THE FUTURE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 5, 2021

In celebration of International Jazz Day on April 30, Flushing Town Hall will present David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band performing 'Remembering the Past and Celebrating the Future. David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band will perform live on Friday, April 30 at 7:00 PM (ET). The ticketed performance can be viewed via YouTube.

Music Mountain Announces 2020 Summer Music Festival Lineup Photo Music Mountain Announces 2020 Summer Music Festival Lineup
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 5, 2020

Chamber music and jazz aficionados alike will want to mark their calendars for Music Mountain's 91st Season! America's longest-running chamber music festival kicks off on June 7 honoring the late Peter Serkin's legacy, with pianist Benjamin Hochman and Friends playing Bach and Mozart at the 2020 Music Mountain Opening Benefit Concert & Reception.

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.

Highlights In Jazz Presents the 47th Anniversary Gala Photo Highlights In Jazz Presents the 47th Anniversary Gala
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 3, 2020

The 48th season of the popular Highlights In Jazz series gets off to a roaring start on Feb. 13, 2020, when producer Jack Kleinsinger presents the Highlights In Jazz 47th Anniversary Gala. Featured performers include bassist Jay Leonhart, pianist Tomoko Ohno, drummer Bobby Sanabria, saxophonist Steve Wilson, percussionist/drummer Memo Acevedo, violinist/mandolinist Aaron Weinstein, and drummer Vito Lesczak. And, in keeping with the beloved HIJ tradition, a surprise special guest will be on hand for the concert, held at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center.

Jack Kleinsinger's HIGHLIGHTS IN JAZZ Will Kick Off New Season with 47th Anniversary  Photo Jack Kleinsinger's HIGHLIGHTS IN JAZZ Will Kick Off New Season with 47th Anniversary Gala Concert
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 3, 2020

The 48th season of the popular Highlights In Jazz series gets off to a roaring start on Feb. 13, 2020, when producer Jack Kleinsinger presents the Highlights In Jazz 47th Anniversary Gala. Featured performers include bassist Jay Leonhart, pianist Tomoko Ohno, drummer Bobby Sanabria, saxophonist Steve Wilson, percussionist/drummer Memo Acevedo, violinist/mandolinist Aaron Weinstein, and drummer Vito Lesczak. And, in keeping with the beloved HIJ tradition, a surprise special guest will be on hand for the concert, held at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center.

BENNY MEETS ARTIE Comes to Feinstein's/54 Below Photo BENNY MEETS ARTIE Comes to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephi Wild - Jan 2, 2020

Grammy-winning identical twins and Juilliard grads Peter and Will Anderson present 'Benny Meets Artie' at Feinstein's/54 Below. The Andersons will explore the lives and music of two American cultural icons, clarinetists Benny Goodman & Artie Shaw, featuring their jazz sextet of vocalist Molly Ryan, pianist Rossano Sportiello, drummer Phil Stewart, and bassist Clovis Nicolas. Songs will include swing era hits a?oeSing, Sing Sing,a?? a?oeBegin the Beguine,a?? a?oeStardust,a?? and a?oeMoonglow.a?? Raised in poverty in Chicago, Benny Goodman was a classical clarinet prodigy who soon sparked an international swing craze in the 1930s, and premiered the first jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in 1938. Artie Shaw was a composer, author, and master clarinetist, pushing musical boundaries by blending American swing with European and Latin styles.

BWW Review: THE ANDERSON BROTHERS PLAY COLE PORTER at Birdland Theater Photo BWW Review: THE ANDERSON BROTHERS PLAY COLE PORTER at Birdland Theater
by Chris Struck - Dec 8, 2019

Prepare yourself for more good things to be said about the Anderson Brothers. The twins took on Cole Porter this time for a fun show combining historic facts with numbers written by the 'millionaire, Episcopalian, born in Peru, Indiana' The Anderson Brothers created a unique atmosphere for their show by deviating between instrumental-only music and songs performed alongside singer, Yaala Ballin.

Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz Announces its 48th All-Star Season Photo Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz Announces its 48th All-Star Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 6, 2019

Throughout its extensive history, the Highlights In Jazz series has made a practice of presenting a spectrum of the most beloved and admired jazz players on the scene. The upcoming 2020 season is no exception, with the exciting four-concert series bringing together stellar musicians including Jimmy Cobb, Jay Leonhart, Bernard Purdie, Art Baron, Russell Malone and others. Count on hearing unforgettable performances from Wycliffe Gordon, Peter and Will Anderson, Victor Lewis, Eddie Daniels, joined by an array of greats.

Birdland Jazz Club Releases Schedule for December 2-December 8 Photo Birdland Jazz Club Releases Schedule for December 2-December 8
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 22, 2019

The Joe Lovano Nonet, Marta Sanchez Quintet, Lorna Dallas, And more! Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts:

Birdland Releases Decemeber Schedule Photo Birdland Releases Decemeber Schedule
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2019

Birdland's December 2019 schedule will feature The Joe Lovano Nonet, Stacey Kent, Monty Alexander, A Swinging Birdland Christmas, Freddy Cole Quartet, Gunhild Carling, Julius Rodriguez, Veronica Swift Holiday Show, 'Season's Swingin' Greetings!a??, Marta Sanchez Quintet, Darius de Haas, Marilyn Maye New Years Eve Extravaganza, The Lineup with Susie Mosher, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and MORE!

The Anderson Brothers Presents A JAZZY CHRISTMAS Photo The Anderson Brothers Presents A JAZZY CHRISTMAS
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 14, 2019

Twin brothers and Juilliard graduates Peter & Will Anderson swing the songs of the holidays with their six-piece ensemble featuring vocalist Molly Ryan. 

Mood Indigo Returns to Technopolis 20 Photo Mood Indigo Returns to Technopolis 20
by Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2019

Mood Indigo are back at Technopolis 20, on Wednesday, 16th of October 2019, at 8pm, performing selected sultry classics from the Great American Songbook. After living in New York City for a year, Mood Indigo have enriched their story-telling in their music are looking forward to sharing their journey with you.

TWO HORN, TWO RHYTHM Comes to Technopolis 20 Photo TWO HORN, TWO RHYTHM Comes to Technopolis 20
by Stephi Wild - Aug 11, 2019

Charis Ioannou's latest quartet line-up consists of two horns, a bass and drums. This chord-less line-up will present jazz standards from the American songbook, with the well-known musicians of the Cypriot jazz scene, Charis Ioannou (saxophones), Konstantinos Efraimidis (saxophone & clarinet), Greg Makamian (double bass) and Marios Spyrou (drums), at Technopolis 20 garden, on Thursday, 29th of August 2019, at 8:30pm.

Marios Toumbas Quartet Comes to Technopolis 20 Photo Marios Toumbas Quartet Comes to Technopolis 20
by Stephi Wild - Jul 19, 2019

Pianist Marios Toumbas and his quartet will perform at Technopolis 20 garden, romantic jazz songs from the Great American Songbook by Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter and others, on Sunday, 21st of July, at 8:30pm.

Peter and Will Anderson Presents SONGBOOK SUMMIT 2019 Photo Peter and Will Anderson Presents SONGBOOK SUMMIT 2019
by Sarah Hookey - Jul 18, 2019

Peter and Will Anderson - the identical twins and Juilliard graduates shine the spotlight on Duke Ellington & Louis Armstrong, featuring an engaging video presentation, entertaining narration, and performances from the all-star jazz sextet. 

Birdland Presents Dr. Lonnie Smith And More Week Of May 20 Photo Birdland Presents Dr. Lonnie Smith And More Week Of May 20
by A.A. Cristi - May 10, 2019

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

Birdland Announces May 2019 Schedule - Emmet Cohen Trio, David Murray with Saul Willi Photo Birdland Announces May 2019 Schedule - Emmet Cohen Trio, David Murray with Saul Williams, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 16, 2019

Birdland has announced its upcoming May program!

Highlights In Jazz Presents 'A Salute to Randy Brecker' Photo Highlights In Jazz Presents 'A Salute to Randy Brecker'
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 1, 2019

The annual Highlights In Jazz series, a fan fave for almost a half century, can be counted on to deliver concerts that surprise and delight savvy jazz fans. The third event of the 2019 lineup showcases one of the series' most beloved traditions: paying homage to a living jazz great. The Highlights In Jazz presentation¬†Salute to Randy Brecker¬†celebrates the music and contributions of this beloved trumpeter and contemporary jazz icon. ‚ÄúLet's honor them while they can smell the roses,‚ÄĚ declares producer Jack Kleinsinger.

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