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Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Bill Charlap: Broadway To Harlem

For Immediate Release

Bill Charlap: Broadway To Harlem

Featuring special guest vocalists Cécile McLorin Salvant and Freddy Cole, saxophonist Houston Person, clarinetist Ken Peplowski, drummer Kenny Washington, and bassist Peter Washington

Friday & Saturday, April 8 & 9, 2016 at 8:00pm
Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center

New York, NY—March 7, 2016 —Jazz at Lincoln Center presents the world premiere of Bill Charlap: Broadway to Harlem on Friday & Saturday, April 8 & 9, 2016 at 8:00pm in Rose Theater, Frederick P. Rose Hall (60th and Broadway). Raised by the dynamic combination of his Broadway composer father (Moose Charlap) and a self-described “popular singer with jazz overtones” mother (Sandy Stewart), Charlap and a stellar cast of supporting and guest musicians explore the music of Broadway for these special concerts.


Charlap began playing piano at the age of three, and this talented architect of the keys is widely recognized for his crisp style, undeniable talent, and supreme virtuosity. For this special evening, Charlap will be joined by his longstanding trio of drummer Kenny Washington and bassist Peter Washington. In addition, special guest vocalists include 2015 GRAMMY® Award winner Cécile McLorin Salvant and the unparalleled Freddy Cole, whom writer Stanley Crouch refers to as a “swinging, romantic balladeer.”

Soulful saxophonist Houston Person (best known for his work with Etta James) and virtuoso clarinetist Ken Peplowski join this ensemble for an unforgettable night of George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, Fats Waller, Eubie Blake, and other icons of American songwriting. Join Charlap on a swinging tour through the heart of New York City via musical theater, jazz, and the blues as we travel from Broadway to Harlem.


Tickets for Bill Charlap: Broadway to Harlem can be purchased through jazz.org 24 hours a day or via CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10am to 9pm. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor. Box Office hours:  Monday-Saturday from 10am to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain) and Sunday from noon to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain). 

Note: Hot Seats, $10 seats for select performances in Rose Theater are available for purchase to the general public on the Wednesday prior to each performance. Subject to availability. Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Hot Seats Ticket Discount Program is supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


Select concerts will also stream live in high-definition audio and video for free to a global audience via jazz.org/live.  Click here for the complete season schedule.

Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly acknowledges its major corporate partners:  
Amtrak, Bloomberg, Brooks Brothers, The Coca-Cola Company, Con Edison, Entergy, HSBC Premier, The Shops at Columbus Circle at Time Warner Center, United Airlines, and SiriusXM.

Please visit jazz.org for more information.

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