92nd Street Y Announces Jazz in July Lineup

Classic Arts News   92nd Street Y Announces Jazz in July Lineup
The Jazz in July festival at New York's 92nd Street Y will include performances by pianist Bill Charlap, guitarist Jim Hall, and saxophonist Joe Lovano.

The 2005 festival, which runs July 19-28, is the first directed by Charlap; he is featured on all six programs. Pianist Dick Hyman, who helped found the festival and led it for 20 years, stepped down last year.

Highlights include an opening-night performance of Gershwin's music with saxophonist Houston Person and others; a meeting of pianists with Charlap, Hank Jones, Ray Bryant, Mulgrew Miller, and Ren_e Rosnes; a tribute to Hall featuring Lovano and trumpeter Tom Harrell; a performance of Hoagy Carmichael songs with pianist Dave Frishberg and guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli; a showcase of the small-group music of Horace Silver and Kenny Dorham; and an evening of Nat "King" Cole's music, starring his brother, Freddy Cole.

Bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, Charlap's regular bandmates, will appear in several of the programs.

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