Season line-up that includes Grammy Award winning
musicians and National Endowment for the
Arts Jazz Masters.
Last Three Years…
Musical ambassador and interpreter of America’s music, Wycliffe Gordon has experienced an extraordinary career touring the world performing hard-swinging, straight-ahead jazz receiving great acclaim from audiences and critics alike. His unmatched modern mastery of the trombone and his prodigious technique and signature sound has earned him the title of one of the top trombonists of his generation. Gordon headlines legendary jazz venues and performing arts centers throughout the world, is a former veteran member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and has been a featured guest artist on Billy Taylor’s “Jazz at the Kennedy Center” Series. His musical prowess has been captured on numerous recordings, including thirteen solo CDs and is featured on numerous recordings with the Wynton Marsalis Septet, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, and many others as. His program “Dreams of New Orleans” features the music of New Orleans showcasing Wycliffe on vocals, trombone, trumpet along with instruments banjo, guitar and tuba.
Paquito D’Rivera defies categorization. The winner of fourteen GRAMMY Awards, he is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer. His numerous recordings include more than 30 solo albums. In 1988, he was a founding member of the United Nation Orchestra, a 15-piece ensemble organized by Dizzy Gillespie to showcase the fusion of Latin and Caribbean influences with jazz. D’Rivera continues to appear as guest conductor. A GRAMMY was awarded the United Nation Orchestra in 1991, the same year D’Rivera received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Carnegie Hall for his contributions to Latin music. Additionally, D’Rivera’s highly acclaimed ensembles- the Chamber Jazz Ensemble, the Paquito D’Rivera Big Band, and the Paquito D’Rivera Quintet are in great demand world wide.The National Endowment for the Arts website affirms "he has become the consummate multinational ambassador, creating and promoting a cross-culture of music that moves effortlessly among jazz, Latin, and Mozart.
Back by popular demand! 2015 Latin Grammy Award Winner for Best Instrumental Album and 5X Grammy nominee, around the globe, Calle is a renowned musician, composer, orchestrator, scholar, professor, and leader. Throughout his legendary career, Calle has become one of the most recorded saxophonists in history appearing on more than 1,200 albums, almost 9,000 singles, and countless television and movie soundtracks with artists ranging from Frank Sinatra and Celia Cruz to Sylvester Stallone and Andy Garcia.
Featuring three of Brazil's most in-demand musicians, Trio da Paz updates the infectious spirit of jazz-oriented Brazilian music. Formed in 1990 by Romero Lubambo, Nilson Matta and Duduka da Fonseca, the Trio redefines Brazilian Jazz with their harmonically adventurous interactions, daring improvisations and dazzling rhythms .All three are seasoned masters of both jazz and Brazilian music with impressive resumes. The list of legendary musicians the members of Trio da Paz have recorded and performed with is extensive. A sampling would include guitarist Romero Lubambo's work with Dianne Reeves, Michael Brecker, Grover Washington, Jr., and Kathleen Battle; bassist Nilson Matta's work with Joe Henderson, Don Pullen, Yo-Yo Ma, and Paul Winter; and drummer Duduka Da Fonseca’s work with Antonio Carlos Jobim, Astrud Gilberto, John Scofield, and Tom Harrell. Trio da Paz as a group has recorded and performed with Charlie Byrd, Herbie Mann, Lee Konitz, Kenny Barron, Nana Vasconcelos, Joe Lovano, Dori Caymmi, Joyce Moreno among others.
Alan began his career on Broadway at the age of 12 in the original Broadway cast of Oliver and worked extensively in stage, film and TV; some of the productions include The King and I, The Pawnbroker, The Pursuit of Happiness and The Patty Duke Show. After graduating from college, Alan was cast in the original Broadway production of Grease where he created the roles of Teen Angel and Johnny Casino. While still performing in Grease, Alan met Janis Siegel, Tim Hauser and Laurel Masse’ and together formed “The Manhattan Transfer”. The Manhattan Transfer has recorded over thirty albums, were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame and have received ten Grammy Awards. Known for their eclectic range of singing, they were the first group to ever receive two Grammys in both jazz and pop categories. Their album, Vocalese, received twelve Grammy nominations of including Best Male jazz vocalist for his rendition of “I Remember Clifford.” Vocalese won three Grammy Awards that year.
The All Music Guide says "Shelly Berg is one of the finest pianists around in the early 21st century playing modern mainstream jazz." His 2005 CD, Blackbird (Concord) reached #1 in US jazz radio (Jazzweek) and garnered Record of the Year and Artist of the Year nominations. Shelly maintains a busy worldwide schedule of jazz festival and club performances. He has performed, recorded and arranged for renown jazz vocalists Patti Austin, Nancy Wilson, Bobby McFerrin and Dionne Warwick to name a few. He has performed and/or recorded with a "Who's Who" of jazz legends.
Marcus Roberts lost his sight when he was just 5 years old. But that didn’t stop him from becoming one of the top pianists of his generation. A prodigious talent, Roberts landed his first recording contract at age 15. At age 21 he began touring with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Band. After six years with Marsalis, he left to tour to record with his own band. Roberts’ critically-acclaimed legacy of recorded music reflects his tremendous versatility as an artist; his recordings include solo piano, duets, and trio arrangements of jazz standards as well as original suites of music. In 2014, Marcus Roberts was honored to have his life and work featured on a segment of the celebrated CBS News television show 60 Minutes. The show, entitled “The Virtuoso”, traced Roberts’ life to date from his early roots in Jacksonville and at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind to his remarkable career as a modern jazz musician.
to our subscriber list by
list please use this FORM.
And, of course, you can LIKE us on FACEBOOK!
*NOTE* The ad below is placed there by Google Adsense. We do not have complete control over what they put there. It is a passive source of income for us that helps us pay the bills. Thank you.