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Fred Hersch, Kurt Elling & Kate McGarry: Leaves of Grass

The Appel Room • 7:00PM, 9:30PM

Fri, Sep 15 • Sat, Sep 16

Composer and pianist Fred Hersch has been described by the New York Times as "a master who plays it his way." Over the course of Hersch's long and inspiring career, Leaves of Grass stands out as one of his most ambitious and deeply personal projects. Originally premiered at Carnegie Hall in 2005, Leaves of Grass celebrates the life and poetry of the American bard Walt Whitman, whose work redefined American poetry and had a significant, life-affirming impact on Hersch. In this Appel Room performance, vocalists Kurt Elling and Kate McGarry will reprise their acclaimed roles from the original project, presenting Whitman's words with grace, emotion, and a lyrical sweetness that would have made Whitman proud.

Marilyn Maye

The Appel Room • 7:00PM, 9:30PM

Fri, Oct 27 • Sat, Oct 28

Singer and actress Marilyn Maye is an iconic entertainer whom Ella Fitzgerald praised as one of her absolute favorite singers. Maye appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson an unprecedented 76 times and has performed with legends like Count Basie, Charlie Parker, Bucky Pizzarelli, and Michael Feinstein.

Miriam Makeba & Nina Simone: Singing Protest & Memory with Somi

The Appel Room • 7:00PM, 9:30PM

Fri, May 18 • Sat, May 19

Miriam Makeba and Nina Simone were two of the most uncompromising vocalists and activists of the 20th century. In Singing Protest & Memory, fiery rising star vocalist and composer Somi will channel their irrepressible spirits and iconic music. Somi has been described as "a new high priestess of soul" by the Huffington Post and as "the quintessential artist citizen of the world" by NPR.