92nd Street Y's Jazz in July to Feature Bill Charlap, Dick Hyman, Wynton Marsalis

Classic Arts News   92nd Street Y's Jazz in July to Feature Bill Charlap, Dick Hyman, Wynton Marsalis
 
Jazz in July, the 92nd Street Y's annual summer festival, will include a tribute to former director Dick Hyman and appearances by trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, percussionist Cyro Baptista, and saxophonist Frank Wess.

Pianist Bill Charlap, the series' artistic director since Hyman stepped down in 2004, will appear on every program.

The series, which runs July 18-27, includes evenings of music by Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Harold Arlen, plus a program of piano solos and duets with Barry Harris, Cedar Walton, Geoffrey Keezer, Richard Wyands, Renee Rosnes, and Charlap. A group featuring guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, clarinetist Ken Peplowski, and bassist Jay Leonhart, among other longtime colleagues, will play music by Hyman.

Marsalis will play Monk's music with Charlap, tenor saxophonist Jimmy Greene, trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, vibraphonist Steve Nelson, bassist Peter Washington, and drummer Lewis Nash. Wess, a onetime member of the Count Basie band, will appear at the Ellington tribute; Baptista will play Jobim's bossa nova with pianist Ren_e Rosnes and a lineup of Brazilian musicians.

For more information, visit www.92Y.org or call 212-415-5500.


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