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Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi

Main Stage, Adult $24, Senior $20

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Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi are without a doubt two of the greatest exponents of classic jazz piano, specializing in the exciting sounds of ragtime, stride, swing and boogie-woogie. For this special concert, the husband-and-wife team will join forces to play a series of intricate “four hand” duets on a single piano. “I love to hear Stephanie and Paolo together,” says pianist and NEA Jazz Master Dick Hyman. “They are an inspiration. Such sympatico! Such back-and-forth! Individually they are marvelous musicians–we’ve known that, but together they play 4-handed stride as it’s never been done. Brava, bravo!”

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Glenn Crytzer’s Salute to Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang

Main Stage, Adult $24, Senior $20

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One of the great partnerships of early jazz was that of violinist Joe Venutie and guitarist Eddie Lang, who teamed up to make dozens of classic records before Lang’s untimely death at the age of 31. For this special concert, guitarist Glenn Crytzer has organized a star-studded quartet with violinist Andy Stein, pianist Conal Fowkes and bass saxophonist Jay Rattman to make the music of Venuti and Lang come alive again.

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Dennis Lichtman’s Queensboro Five

Main Stage, Adult $24, Senior $20

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Though cities like Harlem and Chicago are often most associate with “The Golden Age of Jazz,” it was Queens, New York that was home to more jazz musicians per square mile than anywhere else in the United States. Clarinetist Dennis Lichtman, leader of the fabled Mona’s jam session in New York City, will be bringing an all-star quintet to pay tribute to past denizens of Queens such as Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Bix Beiderbecke and many more!

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Bucky Pizzarelli

Bucky Pizzarelli

Bucky Pizzarelli

Gateway Lecture Hall, Adult $24, Senior $20

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There aren’t many legends left quite like guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli! Having played with everyone from Ray Charles to Frank Sinatra and everyone in between, he will return to The Grunin Center shortly after his 91st birthday, along with guitarist and vocalist Ed Laub. Do not miss the opportunity to be in the presence of a true jazz legend, still playing wonderfully after all these years!

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The Birdland All-Stars featuring Tommy Igoe

Main Stage, Tickets $45 – $43

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Featuring the finest musicians in New York, The Birdland All-Stars have been thrilling audiences at “The Jazz Corner of the World” for the last 10 years.  Returning to the road for the first time in 5 years, the Birdland All-Stars have created new arrangements featuring the music of David Bowie, The Police and Steely Dan, as well as fresh treatments of iconic compositions by Charlie Parker, Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock.

Tommy Igoe is one of the world’s most prominent drummers, bandleaders and music education authors. He has been featured on multiple Grammy award-winning recordings and recently won the coveted 2014 Modern Drummer Reader’s Poll award for “Best Jazz Drummer”.  Tommy also created the drumset book for Disney’s Broadway production of “The Lion King” where he also served as the production’s Associate Conductor from its inception.

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The Midiri Brothers Salute Benny Goodman’s Carnegie Hall Concert

Main Stage, Adult $24, Senior $20

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In January 1938, Benny Goodman performed a concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall that became known as one of the most exciting–and important–evenings of music in the history of jazz. For the 80th anniversary, Grunin Center favorites the Midiri Brothers will perform an unforgettable tribute to the night Carnegie Hall learned to swing!

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Peter and Will Anderson Presents: George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess”

Main Stage, Adult $24, Senior $20

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“Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone” (New York Times) identical twins Peter and Will Anderson have re-conceived Gershwin’s masterpiece with their sextet, including a vocalist. Songs will include “Summertime,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” “I Loves You, Porgy,” “My Man’s Gone Now” and “Bess, You Is My Woman Now.”

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Preservation Hall

Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama & The Preservation Legacy Quintet

Preservation Hall

Main Stage, Tickets $49 – $45

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Dinner Add On Available: $25
Dinner in the Grunin Center Gallery from Prime 13.

 

If the French Quarter is the musical heart of New Orleans, then Preservation Hall is its heartbeat. Take a group of long-time performers from the venerable concert hall, combine them with the Crescent City’s “Soul Queen” Irma Thomas, throw in the spiritual authority of The Blind Boys of Alabama, and you get a very special evening of music that showcases “The Heart and Soul Queen of New Orleans.”

As part of New Orleans’ musical royalty, Irma Thomas is a Grammy Award-winning singer with her own rich musical history. Her soul-drenched voice can be heard on the Allen Toussaint-produced track “It’s Raining,” which was featured in the Jim Jarmusch’s cult classic, “Down By Law”; in 2007, she was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame; and in 2008, she was featured on the poster of the world-famous New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

The Blind Boys of Alabama have the rare distinction of being recognized around the world as both living legends and modern-day innovators. Since the original members first sang together as kids in the late 1930s (including Jimmy Carter, who leads the group today), the band has persevered through seven decades to become one of the most recognized and decorated roots music groups in the world. In 2005, they released “Down in New Orleans”, a Grammy Award-winner for Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album.

The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet represents a tradition that started in 1961, when Preservation Hall first opened in the French Quarter. As the world-renowned Preservation Hall Jazz Band continues its exciting exploration of the boundaries of New Orleans jazz, the Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet has formed, with the help of the non-profit Preservation Hall Foundation, to help maintain a connection with the traditional aspects of the Hall’s musical legacy.

Touring together for the first time, “The Heart and Soul Queen of New Orleans” featuring Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and The Preservation Legacy Quintet, will treat audiences to a special evening filled with musical collaborations and traditional standards.

Dinner Add- On Menu to include:

Fresh baked biscuits with butter
Potato salad, sliced Peruvian purple potatoes, Bermuda red onion, P13 house smoked bacon in our P13 fennel vinaigrette.
Roast Pork stuffed with prosciutto, sharp provolone in a sage sherry wine sauce
Broiled codfish in a white wine lemon sauce
Baked macaroni & cheese
Green beans amandine
Hot apple cobbler
Assorted cookies

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At the “Jass” Band Ball with Dan Levinson’s Roof Garden Jass Band

Dan Levinson's

Main Stage, Adult $24, Senior $20

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On the morning of February 26, 1917, while America simmered on the brink of war, the Victor Talking Machine Company brought a band of five musical revolutionaries from New Orleans into their new recording studio at 46 West 38th Street in Manhattan. They called themselves “The Original Dixieland ‘Jass’ Band”, and they played an exciting, fiery kind of music that was unlike anything else on record at that time, and which the New York public hadn’t heard before. On that historic day, the ODJB made what would become the first “jazz” phonograph record. On October 11, one hundred years later, Dan Levinson’s Roof Garden Jass Band will take you back to that historic moment in time and delight your senses with those very same sounds that exalted a war-weary nation and propelled it into a wild, hypnotic frenzy.

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Champian Fulton

Champian Fulton

Main Stage, Adult $24, Senior $20

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Please note – the date of this performance has been changed to Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Internationally renowned vocalist and pianist Champian Fulton makes her Grunin Center debut, performing songs off of her critically acclaimed albums After Dark (a tribute to Dinah Washington) and her latest, Speechless. Her quartet will feature Stephen Fulton on flugelhorn, Dor Samoha on bass and Fuku Tainaka on drums. Come hear why jazz writer Mark Stryker has called her, “the most gifted pure Jazz singer of her generation.”

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