92nd Street Y's Jazz in July Opens With Bill Charlap Playing Gershwin

Classic Arts News   92nd Street Y's Jazz in July Opens With Bill Charlap Playing Gershwin
 
The 92nd Street Y's Jazz in July opens tonight with a concert featuring pianist Bill Charlap, the series' director.

The sold-out concert, called "Gershwin's Vision," also features bassist Peter Washington, drummer Kenny Washington, saxophonists Houston Person and Jon Gordon, pianists Ted Rosenthal and Eleonor Bindman, trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, and vocalst Sandy Stewart. The program includes Charlap's new septet arrangements of Gershwin's work and two-piano improvisations.

Other concerts in the series are a tribute to guitarist Jim Hall, with a performance by trumpeter Joe Lovano; a tribute to Hoagy Carmichael songs and their influence on jazz, featuring pianist Dave Frishberg and guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli; and an evening of Nat "King" Cole's music, featuring his brother, Freddy Cole.

The six-concert festival, the first directed by Charlap, runs through July 28. More information about the festival is at www.92y.org.


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