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Linda Oh

Date: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 6:00pm

Bassist Linda Oh was born in Malaysia to Chinese parents, and moved to Western Australia where she started out playing bass in rock bands. Since discovering the double bass, Oh become a steady presence on the scene whether playing with a string quartet, composing for film, or covering the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Oh brings her unique low end flavor to this set with Jon Weber.

Cécile McClorin Salvant

Date: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 6:00pm

Radio France describes vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant as "disarmingly musical." In her early twenties, she's already won the Thelonious Monk competition and gained the ear of Wynton Marsalis. On this week's Piano Jazz, Salvant discusses her journey to discover jazz, and host Weber accompanies her on "I Can't Dance" and "A Fine Romance."

Rudresh Mahanthappa

Date: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 6:00pm

Rudresh Mahanthappa creates an explosive blend of South Indian classical music and progressive jazz. Named the Jazz Journalists Association's "Alto Saxophonist of the Year" for four years running, his innovative music reflects his experience as a second-generation Indian-American and has made him a Guggenheim fellow. He shares his fascinating style and story on this edition of Piano Jazz.

Donny McCaslin

Date: 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 6:00pm

Tenor saxophonist Donny McCaslin has captivated audiences with his fusion of jazz and rock. He appeared on the Grammy Award-winning Centennial: Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans; he's also worked with the Dave Douglas Quintet and the adventurous quartet, Lan Xang. This week McCaslin joins host Weber to perform a few of his favorite tunes.

Robben Ford

Date: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 6:00pm

A five-time Grammy nominee, blues guitarist Robben Ford has played with renowned musicians including Joni Mitchell, Miles Davis, and Bob Dylan. Named one of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of the 20th Century" by Musician magazine, he recently started his first rock-focused project, Renegade Creation. Ford joins Jon Weber for this episode of Piano Jazz, which includes duets of "On That Morning" and "Set A Date."

Stacy Sullivan

Date: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 6:00pm

MAC Award-winning vocalist Stacy Sullivan lends her smoky alto to cabaret classics and standards, making them her own. With Jon Weber, she brought the music of the legendary Peggy Lee to the stage with her acclaimed show, "A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee." She reunites with her long-time collaborator for a conversation about the songs that will never fade, including "I Love Being Here with You."

Allan Harris

Date: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 6:00pm

Variety calls Allan Harris a "velvet-voiced singer, with a savvy manner and music in his veins." Playing to packed houses around the world, he has also penned the musical, Cross That River, an Old West tale told in the voice of a black cowboy. Harris joins Weber this week to tell his own story, with music including "Can't Live My Life" and "Blue Was Angry."

The New Black Eagle Jazz Band

The Music Hall was designed and built in the 1800s to house the second largest pipe organ in the U.S. You've got to see the inside and hear the acoustics of this beautiful building.

The Black Eagles are looking forward to a return performance, and if we and our audience are as lucky as last year we may also enjoy a short - but BIG - tune from that beast of an organ. 

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/27/2013 - 19:30

Intuition: Bill Evans

Date: 
Monday, April 8, 2013 - 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. Wendell Pierce hosts.

The Chris McDermott Group

Remarkable guitarist/ composer/ bandleader Chris McDermott returns to the cafe.
www.chrismcdermott.com

Tickets: $9.95

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/27/2013 - 21:00

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