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Elan Trotman

Date: 
Saturday, May 12, 2012 - 4:00pm
Program: 

Bonnie Johnson will be welcoming sax man Elan Trotman to Colors of Jazz for an interview, preceding his performance at Gerald at the Pearl Presents: Jazz Beneath the Stars, Sunday May 13. Event details below. 

Jazz Beneath the Stars presents a Big Mothers Day Jazz and Dinner combo featuring acclaimed Saxophonist Elan Trotman.
Dinner will be served from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Show from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

Josh Moshier: The Studs Terkel Project at the Jazz Showcase

Date: 
Friday, May 11, 2012 - 6:00pm

Born in May, 1912, Terkel helped define an era in Chicago, writing about jazz, working, war, life, death. In his prose, young composer Josh Moshier finds a framework for "Touch and Go: The Studs Terkel Project for the Moshier-LeBrun Collective.

Dave Brubeck & Ramsey Lewis

Date: 
Monday, May 7, 2012 - 6:00pm

A smooth pairing as renowned pianists Dave Brubeck and Ramsey Lewis take the stage for two rousing sets. The 88-year old Brubeck shows he still is the master of the 88s on "Take Five," "On the Sunny Side of the Street," and "Over the Rainbow." Lewis' gospel and funk tinged sound will lift you out of your seat with "The In Crowd," "Wade in the Water" and more. Wendell Pierce hosts.

Toots Thielemans and Kenny Werner at the Kennedy Center

Date: 
Friday, May 4, 2012 - 6:00pm

Jean Baptise Thielemans was born April 29, 1922. Over his long and colorful life, the harmonica man has lived in and played the music of Belgium, Paris and New York -- not to mention his most recent love, Brazil. In this concert, he chooses songs by Mancini and Miles, a quote from "La Marseillaise and a piece by Jacques Brel, and a melding of "Bridges (Milton Nascimento) and "God Bless America.

Tony Bennett

Date: 
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Tony Bennett talks about his long career, early inspirations, iconic sessions with Bill Evans and his recent Grammy-winning “Duets II” CD with an all-star cast: Lady Gaga, Michael Bublé, Amy Winehouse, John Mayer, K.D. Lang, Aretha Franklin, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Queen Latifah, Norah Jones, Josh Groban, Natalie Cole, Andrea Bocelli, Faith Hill, Alejandro Sanz, Carrie Underwood, and Mariah Carey.

Intuition: The Music of Bill Evans

Date: 
Monday, April 30, 2012 - 6:00pm

Perpetually sensitive in style and spirit, pianist Bill Evans was driven by a "quiet fire" that has influenced entire generations of pianists. Guest musical director Bill Charlap with guitarist and Evans collaborator Jim Hall and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra pay tribute with classics like "Waltz for Debby," "Five" and "Peri's Scope."

Martin Bejerano Trio with The Potential Energy Suite

Date: 
Friday, April 27, 2012 - 6:00pm

This young pianist from Miami presents a new sonata-like composition in three movements -- Potential Energy, Transformation, Kinetic Energy -- with Edward Perez and Ludwig Alfonso in the trio. 

Steve Turre

Date: 
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Trombonist and seashellist Steve Turre, talks about his work in the Saturday Night Live Band and why so few musicians “swing” today.

Great American Songwriters: Vernon Duke

Date: 
Monday, April 23, 2012 - 6:00pm

Get whisked away to "Autumn in New York," "April in Paris" or "A Cabin in the Sky." Vocalist Ethel Ennis joins pianist Bill Charlap with Houston Person (saxophone), Peter Washington (bass) and Kenny Washington (drums) to light up the book of composer Vernon Duke. Wendell Pierce hosts.

Fred Hersch

Date: 
Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 2:00pm

Legendary pianist Fred Hersch is our guest on Thursday. He'll be performing his critically acclaimed Walt Whitman's opus "Leaves of Grass" in NEC's Jordan Hall later this month. We'll hear about that and more when the always-exciting Fred Hersch join us at 2 pm.

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