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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Family Concert: Who Is Louis Armstrong?

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 
Family Concert: Who Is Louis Armstrong?

Featuring Grammy Award Winner and 2017 Grammy Award Nominee Catherine Russell, Anthony Hervey, 
and their All-Star Band

Rose Theater
February 4, 1pm & 3pm

Pre-concert visual arts activities are free for ticketholders 
and begin at 12:15pm and 2:15pm

New York, NY – December 20, 2016 – Grammy Award-winning vocalist Catherine Russell, trumpeter Anthony Hervey, and their all-star band performs the final family concert of the 2016-17 season and explore Who is Louis Armstrong? The concert takes place on Saturday, February 4 at 1pm & 3pm at Rose Theater in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s home, Frederick P. Rose Hall, located at Broadway at 60th Street in New York, New York.

Through stories, recordings, and live music, audiences will learn about a talented youngster from New Orleans who changed the meaning of jazz – and the way we think about art. This hour-long journey through the life of Louis Armstrong will be hosted by jazz royalty and Grammy Award winner Catherine Russell. Not only is Russell a supreme vocalist and gifted storyteller, she is also the daughter of Louis Armstrong's long-time music director, Luis Russell and  is nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award in the Best Jazz Vocal Album category for the her her latest album Harlem On My Mind (Jazz Village). 

The concert will also feature an all-star band and 19-year-old trumpeter Anthony Hervey, a most exciting up-and-comer who was awarded “Outstanding Trumpet" in the 2014 Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Festival and Competition, and has already wowed audiences at Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Monterey Jazz Festival. In addition to demonstrating Armstrong's greatest musical achievements as a trumpeter and singer, we will also consider some of his inspiring lessons about improvisation, self-expression, community, and the joy of music.

After nearly 30 years, this beloved family-oriented series continues to be a wellspring of enlightenment for curious minds. Pre-concert visual arts activities are free for ticketholders and begin at 12:15pm and 2:15pm.  

Ticket prices start at $10. Tickets can be purchased through jazz.org 24 hours a day or Center Charge 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). 

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s education programs drive our organization’s efforts to advance the appreciation, understanding, and performance of jazz. Our programs have been developed under the guiding vision of Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis, who during his visits to schools throughout our nation observed that the caliber of jazz education was often inferior to that of other fine arts. In response, Jazz at Lincoln Center offers a continuum of jazz education programs that are designed to suit the varied interests and capabilities of children, teens, and adults. Students learn about jazz’s distinctly American heritage and history as well as its greatest musicians and compositions; they explore its connection to other art forms and study how to play jazz. Today, over two-thirds of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s programming is educational—reaching more than 1,000,000 individuals of all ages and experiences in all 50 states through concerts, webcasting, direct musical instruction and distribution of music scores free of charge.

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, and SiriusXM.

For more information, please contact:
Christina Riley
Associate, Public Relations