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Mingus Big Band Wows Every Monday Night in Its Residency at Jazz Standard

Jazz Standard

http://www.jazzstandard.com/?event=20170727

116 East 27th Street, 10016

You can talk Bird and Trane and Miles and Monk—all the storied jazz titans. But jazzers forget: Charles Mingus stands as one of jazz’s most uncompromising composers and band leaders. He’s huge and deep, and since his death in 1979 of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, his music lives on. ...

The Jazz Epistles at Brooklyn Academy of Music

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

https://www.bam.org/music/2018/the-jazz-epistles

30 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217

Superstar pianist Abdullah Ibrahim, a revered figure in jazz for over six decades, comes to BAM for two nights only to commemorate “South Africa’s greatest bebop band of all time” (NPR). Together for barely a year in the late 1950s, the Jazz Epistles—which included Ibrahim, as well as the ...

Christian McBride Big Band at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

http://www.jazz.org/dizzys/events/7479/christian-mcbride-big-band/

10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

Grammy Award–winning bassist Christian McBride first composed for big band in 1995 as a commission for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. The master musician has since appeared on over 300 recordings and is easily one of the most accomplished bassists alive. Now a leader of his own Grammy ...

Review: A 'Candide' That's The Life of the Party, But ...

By Christopher Johnson, Contributing Writer, April 20, 2018 Carnegie Hall’s “One-Night-Only Benefit Concert in Celebration of the Bernstein Centennial” took the form of selections from the concert version of Candide currently licensed by the Leonard Bernstein Office, performed by a top-of-the-line crew of singers, players, and ...

Grand Rapids Symphony Brings More Than Great Music to Carnegie

By Mark McLaren, Editor in Chief, April 17, 2018 The Grand Rapids Symphony arrives in New York this week for its first Carnegie Hall appearance in thirteen years with 85 players, a 135-member chorus, the world-renowned pianist Nelson Freire and its dynamic conductor Marcelo Lehninger. But according to ...

Review: Martha Graham Dance Company Continues Its Legacy and Ensures ...

By Bethany Hopta, Contributing Writer, April 17, 2018 The Martha Graham Dance Company, the oldest dance company in America, continued its 92nd season with performances of their Scared/Profane program at New York City Center this past weekend. On Saturday evening Janet Eilber, the artistic director of ...

Review: Basil Twist's Aquatic 'Symphonie Fantastique' Is Visually and Sonically ...

By Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, April 17, 2018 Twenty years ago, third-generation puppeteer, Basil Twist, decided to create a totally abstract work based on the music of Symphonie Fantastique by Hector Berlioz. This year, HERE, the Off-Broadway theater, has revived the work as part of their 25th ...

Review: The Drama of Mozart's Music (and Life) Fills Geffen ...

By Joanne Sydney Lessner, Contributing Writer, April 16, 2018 The New York Philharmonic’s April 14 screening of Milos Forman’s Oscar-winning movie Amadeus, with the musical score performed live, was bittersweet; Forman died the day before, at eighty-six. Conductor Richard Kaufman dedicated the presentation to Forman, and ...

Jazz Notes: On April 20, Jazz Foundation of America Returns to ...

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, April 16, 2018 Every year, New York’s nonprofit the Jazz Foundation of America—whose motto is “Saving jazz and blues…one musician at a time”—helps to be a key factor for helping musicians who have faced natural disasters and ...

Review: An Expurgated ‘Carousel’ Nonetheless Thrills

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, April 16, 2018 Each year, when I cover Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel in my musical-theater history course at the Boston Conservatory, we have a lengthy discussion about what I call “The Elephant in the Room.” Carousel barker Billy Bigelow hits his ...

Art Break: Freud at the Center for Book Arts, Mixed ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, April 16, 2018 Humans and their place within the community, landscape, and the planet in general, is a topic of fascination to artists throughout the centuries. Art Break is looking at several shows opening this week that examine and discuss how ...

From Rio With Love — Grand Rapids Symphony Returns To Carnegie ...

By Joanne Sydney Lessner, Contributing Writer, April 12, 2018 The Grand Rapids Symphony takes the stage at Carnegie Hall on Friday, April 20 for the second time in the orchestra’s 88-year history. Having celebrated its 75th anniversary there in 2005, the orchestra returns with the 140-member Grand Rapids ...

Ecstatic Music Festival Features Diverse Programming and Collaborative Performances

By Leonard Bopp, Contributing Writer, April 12, 2018 Kaufman Music Center’s Ecstatic Music Festival, now in its eighth year, presents collaborative performances from a broad, diverse range of musical groups. As Kaufman Music Center Executive Director Lydia Kontos notes, “since Kaufman Music Center launched the pioneering ...

A Night with Arturo O’Farrill and Friends at New York City Center

Mainstage at New York City Center

https://www.nycitycenter.org/pdps/AdelanteCubaMusic/

131 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

Adelante, Cuba! Festival, a celebration of Cuba through dance and music, shines a light on the vibrancy and richness of Cuban culture. The Festival closes with an evening of Afro-Cuban music curated by and featuring five-time Grammy Award winner Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, ...

John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet at Zankel Hall

Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2018/04/28/john-patitucci-electric-guitar-quartet-0900pm

57th Street and Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019

Bassist John Patitucci leads a quartet that celebrates the uniquely Brooklyn vibe of the neighborhood where he grew up. Patitucci and his group, featuring two lead guitarists and a world-class drummer, play the blues, funk, jazz, and soul that continue to inspire. –Carnegie Hall Performers John ...

Kat Edmonson at Le Poisson Rouge

Le Poisson Rouge

http://lpr.com/lpr_events/kat-edmonson-may-4th-2018/

158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012

Singer-songwriter Kat Edmonson is back with Old Fashioned Gal, an album that really couldn’t be called anything else. Rich in affection for the past but bracingly alive in the present, the 11 original songs on Old Fashioned Gal tell a story––actually, a classic Hollywood “movie” that took ...

Fred Hersh at Jazz Standard

Jazz Standard

http://www.jazzstandard.com

116 East Twenty-Seventh Street New York, NY 10016

Fred Hersch is a 10–time GRAMMY Award nominee, a select member of jazz’s piano pantheon, and an influential creative force in contemporary music. Listening to his solo piano album Alone At The Vanguard (Palmetto, 2011), “I expected the virtuosity—Hersch, after all, is a living legend,” ...

Vijay Iyer at Village Vanguard

Village Vanguard

https://www.villagevanguard.com/schedule

178 Seventh Avenue South, New York, NY 10014

Jazz pianist Vijay Iyer performs around the world with various ensembles and collaborates with some of the top musicians of our day. During his week-long residency at the Village Vanguard he brings together the following group of artists: Vijay Iyer (piano) Graham Haynes (cornet & trumpet) Mark ...

Tia Fuller Quartet at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

http://www.jazz.org/dizzys/events/7586/tia-fuller-quartet/

10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

Saxophonist Tia Fuller brings her artistry with her quartet to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola for two sets @ 7:30pm and ...

The Bad Plus at Blue Note

Blue Note

http://www.bluenote.net/newyork/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=15954

131 West Third Street, New York, NY 10012

Since its outset, iconic trio The Bad Plus has dared to be different, challenging all preconceived notions of jazz. Through a provocative style of arrangements and compositions they call “avant-garde populism”, their unique blend of influences, ranging from experimental jazz, indie rock, pop, ...

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