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Visiting Presenter - Rose Theater

The Orchestra Now: Fabio Luisi conducts Brahms’ Second Symphony

Renowned conductor Fabio Luisi, music director of the Zurich Opera and former principal conductor of the Metropolitan Opera, returns to TŌN to lead Brahms’ jubilant pastoral symphony. Plus, Italian pianist Alessandro Taverna joins the orchestra for Grieg’s majestic piano concerto.


Dizzy's Club

Judy Carmichael Quartet with special guest Harry Allen

Judy Carmichael is a Grammy Award-nominated pianist, vocalist, and songwriter who has hosted Judy Carmichael’s Jazz Inspired on NPR for 18 years and counting. Popular with jazz and cabaret audiences alike, Carmichael performs swinging interpretations of the Great American Songbook in addition to her own witty love songs.


Dizzy's Club

Late Night Session: Alina Engibaryan

With vocalist Alina Engibaryan.


Varis Leichtman Studio

Jazz 201: A Fan's Guide to Jazz, Week Two

The Young Music Is Radically Overhauled and Its Domain Expanded

Topics covered: Birth of the Solo, Embracing of the Dance Orchestra, Jazz Travels and Audience Growth


Varis Leichtman Studio

88 Keys: A History of Jazz Piano, Week Six

Into the Future

Where is Jazz piano headed? How has the style changed in recent years? Who are some of the innovators in today’s Jazz scene?


Dizzy's Club

Duduka Da Fonseca, Helio Alves and Maucha Adnet

Samba Jazz and the Music of Jobim

Tonight’s samba jazz showcase features three of Brazil’s most in-demand musicians, two of whom worked closely with the iconic Antonio Carlos Jobim. Drummer Duduka da Fonseca (of Trio da Paz), pianist Helio Alves, and vocalist Maucha Adnet are all experts in this music, each of them recognized internationally for expanding the worlds of jazz and Latin music.


Rose Theater 2018-19 Season

Marcus Miller: Electric Miles

Miles Davis’ “electric period” is one of the most influential and passionately debated eras in all of modern music. In this exclusive new program, one of Davis’ crucial collaborators—bassist Marcus Miller—will take audiences through an eclectic body of work, starting with the moment Davis first discovered electric piano in 1969. Not only did Miller play bass on six of Davis’ studio albums, he also produced and composed almost every song on three of them, including the Grammy Award-winning Tutu. Miller and his band will lead a wide-ranging exploration of Davis’ bold experiments with jazz, rock, funk, hip-hop, and electronic fusions that continue to resonate and inform music today.


Varis Leichtman Studio

Miles Davis Week 1

Taught by Marcus Printup

One of Jazz’s most extraordinary figures, and one of music’s most endlessly innovative musicians, Miles Davis all-but invented multiple genres of the music.


Dizzy's Club

William Paterson University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Quintet with special guest Ingrid Jensen

Hear the brightest young jazz students perform alongside modern trumpet great Ingrid Jensen. Part of the William Paterson University Department of Music, the Jazz Studies Program is unique among college programs for its emphasis on small-group playing. The elite program also emphasizes arranging, composition, and solo performance, offering a well-rounded education to its dedicated young musicians. Both sets will feature the Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Quintet.


Varis Leichtman Studio

Jazz 101, Week 1

The Building Blocks of Jazz

Swing University’s Jazz 101 opens with a short overview of the development of Jazz, and its progression. In this class, we’ll help you to hear song form, and also help you hear how Jazz musicians approach their solos!


Dizzy's Club

Yotam Silberstein Quartet featuring John Patitucci

Future Memories CD Release

Tel Aviv-born guitarist Yotam Silberstein had already won the coveted “Israeli Jazz Player of The Year” title at the age of 21. Soon after, he performed at Italy’s renowned Umbria Jazz Festival, released a critically acclaimed debut album, and set out on an extensive tour of Europe and the Middle East. Upon receiving a scholarship to attend The New School in 2005, Silberstein moved to New York City, and he has since performed with such luminaries as James Moody, The Heath Brothers, Roy Hargrove, Christian McBride, and Paquito D’Rivera. Don’t miss his anticipated return to Dizzy’s Club for his new album release with bassist extraordinaire John Patitucci.


Dizzy's Club

Late Night Session: Miki Yamanaka

With pianist Miki Yamanaka.


Varis Leichtman Studio

Jazz 201: A Fan's Guide to Jazz, Week Three

The Swing Era

Topics covered: The Evolution of the Jazz Orchestra, Emergence of the Swing Era Big Band, Rhythm Revolution of the Swing Era, Emergence of the Jazz Industry


Varis Leichtman Studio

Listening Party: John Coltrane

SHEETS OF SOUND: A Listening Session Celebrating Coltrane ’58, The New Box Set Highlighting John Coltrane’s Breakout Year

A panel of experts and enthusiasts, including Coltrane biographers Lewis Porter and Ashley Kahn as well as special guests, will play selections and display historical images from Coltrane ‘58, engaging in a discussion filled with musical revelations and historical insights.


Varis Leichtman Studio

The Art & Science of Improvisation, Week 1

Intro to the Art and Science of Improvisation

Featuring a live jazz trio and Harvard Music Professor Ingrid Monson, author of the seminal Saying Something: Jazz Improvisation and Interaction.


Dizzy's Club

An Evening with Ben Vereen

Featuring members of the Juilliard Jazz Ensemble

An Evening with Ben Vereen is an uplifting evening of songs and stories seasoned with Ben Vereen’s insight and humor. A natural entertainer, Vereen has appeared in Broadway smash hits such as Wicked, Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Pippin, on television in monumental series like Roots, and in countless one-man shows. With musical support from members of the outstanding Juilliard Jazz Ensemble, Vereen will entertain Dizzy’s audiences with signature numbers such as “Magic To Do” from Pippin, “Wait For It” from Hamilton, “Defying Gravity” from Wicked, Elton John’s “Your Song,” Bob Marley’s “Get Up, Stand Up,” and a tribute to Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra.


Rose Theater 2018-19 Season

McCoy Tyner and Charles McPherson at 80

Featuring the JLCO with Wynton Marsalis

Pianist McCoy Tyner and saxophonist Charles McPherson are both true living legends, each of them 80 years old, and they’re here to prove that jazz keeps you young. Tonight they join the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis to play brand-new big band arrangements of their iconic compositions—all written exclusively for this concert by members of the JLCO. The Orchestra members are longtime fans of these jazz giants, and the excitement will be palpable as they share the stage to perform inspired new versions of their favorite songs.


Varis Leichtman Studio

Miles Davis, Week 2

Taught by Marcus Printup

One of Jazz’s most extraordinary figures, and one of music’s most endlessly innovative musicians, Miles Davis all-but invented multiple genres of the music.


Dizzy's Club

Manhattan School of Music Jazz Orchestra: Manhattan Sings!

Manhattan School of Music’s programs of study for Jazz Arts majors are designed to develop skilled performers, composers, arrangers, and jazz educators in preparation for careers in jazz music. Tonight, under the leadership of conductor and arranger Jim McNeely, the Jazz Orchestra will work alongside members of its growing vocal program to celebrate the longstanding vocal tradition in jazz.


Varis Leichtman Studio

Jazz 101, Week 2

New Orleans and The Great Migration

During this class, we will explore the cultural make-up, the unique diversity, and the interplay of cultures you find in New Orleans. We’ll also listen to some of the earliest musical styles to come out of there, and we’ll give you insight into what the very earliest forms of Jazz might have sounded like.


Rose Theater

Lincoln Center Great Performances: Australian Chamber Orchestra

Australian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti, director and violin
Inon Barnatan, piano

Bach (arr. Tognetti): Contrapunctus I–IV from Art of Fugue
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K.414
Beethoven (arr. Tognetti): String Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 130; Grosse Fuge
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 7:30 pm
 
The high-spirited ensemble from down under is joined by pianist Inon Barnatan in this not-to-be-missed program of fugues that evolves from Bach to Beethoven.

 


Dizzy's Club

Julien Labro & the Chanson Experiment

Julien Labro is one of the most in-demand accordionists for a wide range of bandleaders, from straight-ahead jazz to music from around the world. Enjoy Labro’s adventurous new project, which simultaneously embraces, challenges, and reimagines French classics for a contemporary audience.


Dizzy's Club

Late Night Session: Sean Mason Trio

With pianist Sean Mason, bassist Butler Knowles, and drummer Malcolm Charles.


Varis Leichtman Studio

Jazz 201: A Fan's Guide to Jazz, Week Four

BeBop

Topics covered: Emergence of a New Style, Rhythmic Revolution in BeBop, Hearing BeBop


The Appel Room 2018-19 Season

Michael Feinstein: Caught Between the Moon and New York City

The Songs of Peter Allen Presented by Liza Minnelli

Michael Feinstein’s Jazz & Popular Song series kicks off with a celebration of the original “Boy from Oz,” Australian song-and-dance man Peter Allen, whose hit songs were the soundtrack of a generation. Under the direction of Executive Producer Liza MinnelliFeinstein and a glittering roster of special guests will revisit such classics as “I Go To Rio,” “I Honestly Love You,” “Don’t Cry Out Loud,” and the Academy Award-winning theme song from Arthur, “Best That You Can Do.”


Dizzy's Club

The Mason Brothers Quintet

The Music of Coltrane, Monk and Ellington

Brothers Brad and Elliot Mason share a truly unique musical bond and vision when performing together. For the first time at Dizzy’s, the Mason Brothers will perform a program of music written by all-time jazz greats John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, and Duke Ellington.


Varis Leichtman Studio

The Art & Science of Improvisation, Week 2

I’m Serious: Improvisation Is a Laughing Matter

Jamie Aderski, Director of Improv, The PIT (People’s Improv Theater), will share how theatrical comedy improv was created, its key principles, with demonstration examples.



Visiting Presenter - The Appel Room

Lynda Carter This Life

My Music, My Story

Returning to The Appel Room with her new show LYNDA CARTER THIS LIFE: MY MUSIC- MY STORY features this ‘wonder’ woman in an evening of song, fun and stories with her all-star band of musicians and singers, including a special appearance by Jessica Carter Altman.


Dizzy's Club

Sherman Irby & Momentum

Our streak of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra members in Dizzy’s Club continues as JLCO saxophonist Sherman Irby brings his all-star quintet back to the club. Joining Irby will be trombonist and fellow JLCO member Vincent Gardner, plus a highly prestigious rhythm section of Keith Brown, Gerald Cannon, and Joe Farnsworth.


Dizzy's Club

Monday Nights with WBGO: Yale Jazz Ensemble featuring Randy Brecker and Wayne Escoffery

80th Anniversary of the Blue Note Label

The Yale Jazz Ensemble (YJE) is a 17-piece big band that performs a wide variety of music, from Yale’s Benny Goodman archive to the newest and most progressive jazz compositions. This evening’s program, celebrating 80 years of Blue Note Records, will feature two modern giants of jazz: trumpeter Randy Brecker and saxophonist Wayne Escoffery, adding to the list of elite jazz musicians with whom this impressive student ensemble has played.