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Oct 17 - 23, 2016



Visiting Presenter - Rose Theater

The Mabel Mercer Foundation’s 27th Annual Cabaret Convention

Saluting Sylvia Syms, hosted by Rex Reed. With Joyce Breach, Ann Hampton Callaway, Barbara Carroll, Tedd Firth, Maud Hixson, Nicolas King, Jay Leonhart, Marilyn Maye, Sue Raney, Daryl Sherman, Billy Stritch, Carol Woods, and Tom Wopat. With Special Guest Stars.

Varis Leichtman Studio

Louis Armstrong, with Ricky Riccardi

Fifth Session: 1950 to 1960, Ambassador Satch

As “Ambassador Satch,” Armstrong hits new peaks of popularity in the 1950s with his recordings for Columbia, Decca and Verve, including landmark albums such as “Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy,” “Satch Plays Fats,” “Ella and Louis” and “Satchmo: A Musical Autobiography.” 

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Russell Gunn's “Blackhawk Revisited” featuring Jimmy Cobb

A Tribute to Miles Davis Live At The Blackhawk

With trumpeter Russell Gunn, drummer Jimmy Cobb, bassist Corcoran Holt, pianist Kevin Bales, and tenor saxophonist Morgan Guerin

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola


Tuesday-Saturday evenings, doors open at 11:15pm for Late Night Sessions featuring some of the most talented emerging artists in jazz. There are no reservations for Late Night Sessions - just swing by!

Visiting Presenter - Rose Theater

The Mabel Mercer Foundation’s 27th Annual Cabaret Convention

Saluting Sheldon Harnick and Charles Strouse, hosted by Klea Blackhurst. With Corinna Sowers-Adler, Broadway by the Year Chorus, Eric Comstock, Scott Coulter, Robert Creighton, Joshua Dixon, Shana Farr, Liam Forde, Penny Fuller, Zoe Gelman, Anita Gillette, Valerie Lemon, Stearns Matthews, Marieann Meringolo, Todd Murray, Liz Robertson, Shawn Ryan, Lauren Stanford, Joanne Tatham, and Amra-Faye Wright.

The Appel Room

Jimmy Heath: Life of A Legend

Tonight we celebrate the life and 90th birthday of a true living legend, saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath. With music, stories, conversation, and images from Heath's extensive personal archive, this intimate performance in The Appel Room will be an insightful look into the colorful career of a profoundly influential artist. Audiences will get a full taste of Heath’s brilliance as he performs original pieces for both his big band and a small group featuring Roberta GambariniJon FaddisStanley Cowell, Tootie Heath, Rufus Reid, and Melissa Aldana. Jazz radio icon Gary Walker of WBGO will host the proceedings, engaging Heath in dialogue between musical segments.

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Jeff “Tain” Watts Quintet

Album Release Party

With drummer and composer Jeff “Tain” Watts, pianist David Kikoski, guitarist Paul Bollenback, tenor saxophonist Troy Roberts, and bassist Yunior Terry Cabrera

Visiting Presenter - Rose Theater

Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation
42nd Anniversary
Gala Concert

The Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation presents the winners - International Vocal Competition 2016 Frederick P. Rose Hall, October 23, 2016 at 3:00 PM.

Continuing the legacy of Licia Albanese-42nd anniversary, host Brian Kellow, honoring former Winners, Bryan Hymel*, Lauren Flanigan, Ailyn Perez*, Nadine Sierra*, Mariana Zvetkova.

*courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.

Oct 17 - 23, 2016