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Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

BILL FRISELL’S ROOTS OF AMERICANA SERIES OPENS WITH GERSHWIN & BEYOND

For Immediate Release:  July 31, 2013

BILL FRISELL’S ROOTS OF AMERICANA SERIES OPENS WITH
GERSHWIN & BEYOND

Featuring Bill Frisell, Sam Amidon,
Jason Moran, Alicia Hall Moran

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s The Allen Room on September 20-21

New York, NY (July 31, 2013) Guitar icon Bill Frisell joins Jazz at Lincoln Center as curator of the organization’s new Roots of Americana Series. Throughout the series Frisell and an array of guest musicians explore the intersections of rock, country, jazz and blues. Gershwin & Beyond, the first of three concerts in the Roots of Americana series, takes place on September 20-21 at 7pm & 9:30pm in The Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York. This special concert event investigates the music of William Billings, Stephen Foster, and Charles Ives as well as traditional songs and Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.

Joining Frisell on Gershwin & Beyond are three fellow master deconstructionists of American vernacular song: Vocalist-banjoist-guitarist-pianist-fiddler Sam Amidon, pianist-composer Jason Moran from the Bandwagon, and mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran, who appeared in the Broadway production of “Porgy and Bess” in 2012.

Each Gershwin & Beyond performance will be webcast live on jazz.org/live.

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2013-14 Concert and Education Season boasts a diverse range of artistry and embodies the concept “all jazz is modern.” Click here for the complete season schedule.

Tickets for Gershwin & Beyond will be available on August 12. Ticket prices for The Allen Room start at $45. Tickets can be purchased through jazz.org 24 hours a day or 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).   

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