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Larry Yurman, Musical Director and Piano Jack Cavari, Guitar John Miller, Bass Dave Ratajczak, Drums Victor Lirio, Director
This evening’s program is approximately 75 minutes long and will be performed without intermission.
Major support for Lincoln Center’s American Songbook is provided by Fisher Brothers, In Memory of Richard L. Fisher; and Amy & Joseph Perella. Additional corporate support is provided by Bank of America and PVH Corp. Wine generously donated by William Hill Estate Winery, Official Wine of Lincoln Center. This performance is made possible in part by the Josie Robertson Fund for Lincoln Center.
The Allen Room Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall
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call (212) 721-6500 or visit AmericanSongbook. at 8:30 Ring Them Bells! Rob Fisher Celebrates Kander & Ebb* featuring Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley with special guests Joel Grey and Chita Rivera Thursday Evening. at 8:30 Valerie Simpson Friday Evening. Movado is an Official Sponsor of Lincoln Center. at 8:30 Stephanie Blythe: We’ll Meet Again—The Songs of Kate Smith* Wednesday Evening. William Hill Estate Winery is the Official Wine of Lincoln Center. at 8:30 Sondre Lerche Thursday Evening. In consideration of the performing artists and members of the audience. Inc.Lincoln Center Additional support for Lincoln Center’s American Songbook is provided by The DuBose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund. Inc. and Friends of Lincoln Center.org. Call the Lincoln Center Info Request Line at (212) 875-5766 or visit AmericanSongbook. February 1. February 7. February 6. at 8:30 Bonnie “Prince” Billy Saturday Evening.com. WABC-TV is the Official Broadcast Partner of Lincoln Center. MetLife is the National Sponsor of Lincoln Center. Artist catering is provided by Zabar’s and Zabars. at 7:30 and 9:30 Kristin Chenoweth* *Limited availability The Allen Room is located in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. United Airlines is the Official Airline of Lincoln Center.org for complete program information. Upcoming American Songbook Events in The Allen Room: Thursday Evening. Great Performers Circle. February 9. those who must leave before the end of the performance are asked to do so between pieces. For tickets. Public support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts.. Jill and Irwin Cohen. The G & A Foundation. at 7:30 and 9:30 Karen Akers Saturday Evening. Rose Hall. We would like to remind you that the sound of coughing and rustling paper might distract the performers and your fellow audience members. The Shubert Foundation. February 15. . Chairman’s Council. February 13.. The taking of photographs and the use of recording equipment are not allowed in the building. January 31. at 8:30 Mavis Staples Friday Evening. February 14. February 2. TopPatch. at 8:30 Cécile McLorin Salvant Wednesday Evening.
“Oh. but alas. Working with Lea on Allegiance (a story set during the Japanese American internment) has been a true joy. (Not only is she pitch-perfect. in which Lea and I both were cast. It so happens Lea has Japanese in-laws. As someone who already is fluent in both Tagalog and English. Lea Salonga as Kei Kimura and George Takei as Ojii-san in Allegiance at the Old Globe. We were transported by her performance. the writers even added a duet between the two of us. our paths never crossed in the making of that film. During our pre-Broadway tryout in San Diego. San Diego Now here’s the astonishing thing: the next time I saw Lea performing live was in our living room. we were thrilled to have Miss Saigon singing in our living room. the most decorated unit in all of U. That’s the best way I can describe it. The writers of a brand-new musical. winning the Tony for Best Leading Actress in a Musical and cementing forever her legacy as a hero of her home country. What a rare and unexpected privilege. When Lea arrived. My husband. including an uncle who served during World War II in the all–Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Allegiance. there is nothing more daunting than knowing that your voice will be paired with a voice like Lea’s. I was quite impressed that Lea picked up some of the Japanese dialogue in the script of the show. Brad. So we offered up our home for the rehearsal. I’ve got to admit. it’s like angels crying. Years later. the Philippines. her language skill was apparent as she pronounced those lines excellently. military history. Mulan. and I first bore witness to this phenomenon in London at the Drury Lane Theatre. and I knew right there I was hearing something without parallel. “Ishi Kara Ishi” (“Stone by Stone”).” Who knew that Lea was a Trekkie! For our part. where we both had voice-over roles. she surprised us all by saying. it is so cool to be in Sulu’s house. I knew Lea would also take America by storm. So in a sense. it so happened that we wound up working on the same animated movie. So in a way. They hoped to work with Lea a bit in advance of the first staged reading of the show in Los Angeles. needed a piano. where Miss Saigon made its international debut. but a highly disciplined and hardworking performer—Brad calls her HENRY DIROCCO/THE OLD GLOBE .Lincoln Center A Pledge of Allegiance by George Takei When Lea Salonga sings. the story of Allegiance for her also was personal. which she did just a year later.S. I was a costar with her even years ago.
” brought down the house every show.Lincoln Center “the machine. Tonight you are in for a glimpse of that. Get ready for the angels to cry. Inc. Once again. I cannot wait until we bring our show to Broadway together. and her transcendent vocals that thrill audiences.”) It is her professionalism that leads and inspires our cast. her amazing solo. throughout these three-plus years we have worked closely together. she will take New York by storm. Indeed. —Copyright © 2013 by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. who packed every performance and helped us set the all-time box office record at San Diego’s Old Globe. Lea has become a very dear friend. “Higher. Most of all. .
Guys and Dolls. Allegiance tells the story of a Japanese American family forced into an internment camp during World War II. Additional Broadway conducting credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie. She was the first Asian to play Éponine in Les Misérables on Broadway. Ms.com. Les Misérables. he has recorded and performed with artists including Liza Minnelli. and movie soundtracks. T. As a versatile guitarist. ALLEN ZAKI Lea Salonga Lea Salonga is a Filipina singer and actor best known for originating the role of Kim in the West End production of Miss Saigon. Christine Ebersole. Howard McGillin. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. to name a few. and the recording rose to No. Ms. a new musical developed by legendary actor George Takei. Jack Cavari Jack Cavari (guitar) has been playing the guitar since the tender age of five and has enjoyed a successful career as a respected New York City guitarist. the Walt Disney Company bestowed upon her the honor of Disney Legend in the summer of 2011. Marie Christine. In August 2011 she released a live version of her 2010 concert. She then brought the role to Broadway. Honored with an appointment as a United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Goodwill Ambassador in 2010. She was also seen in a production of God of Carnage overseas in Manila and Singapore. Art Garfunkel. Arcadia (Lincoln Center Theater). Besides playing for Broadway musicals. Frank Sinatra. Side Show. He was the music director and arranger of the recent revival of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever and music directed the original New York production of Grey Gardens. and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. including two engagements at the Carlyle and a recent evening at Town Hall. television. He has provided arrangements for and recorded with Ms. for which she won an Olivier Award. Larry Yurman Larry Yurman (musical director and piano) has accompanied Lea Salonga around the country for the past five years. Salonga. Oliver Reid. Salonga’s feature film credits include the singing voice of Princess Jasmine in Aladdin and Fa Mulan in Mulan and Mulan II. Salonga wowed audiences and critics in her first-ever cabaret show at New York’s famed Café Carlyle in 2010. Lea Salonga: The Journey So Far. Salonga most recently appeared on stage in Allegiance. In honor of her portrayal of the beloved princesses. and Sam Harris and Laurie Beechman. Anne Runolfsson. and she returned in 2011 for another engagement. please visit leasalonga. Salonga has vowed to act as advocate for the Youth and United Nations Global Alliance initiative. The production finished its world premiere run at the Old Globe in San Diego last fall. 3 on the iTunes Jazz Chart. Mr.Lincoln Center Meet the Artists Ms. Luciano Pavarotti. and Aretha Franklin. Ms. she returned to the show in 2007 as Fantine and reprised this role for its sold-out 25th-anniversary concert in London. winning a Tony among other awards. For more information. Cavari became well known in New York recording studios and has played on thousands of television and radio jingles and assorted .
In recent years he has accompanied Lea Salonga in concert throughout the U. Salonga. Mr. Gerry Mulligan. The Pelican Brief. Lirio’s other concert work includes Long Season: The Musical (Huntington Theatre Co. Portishead. He can be seen in the starring role of an award-winning movie short called The Drummer.B. Jesus Christ Superstar. . Bonnie Raitt. Boston Pops. with special permission from Stephen Sondheim. the Beatles. Once. He has worked at the Kennedy Center as an actor. Art Garfunkel.com. Lea Salonga. Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Newsies. Plácido Domingo. and Tonya Pinkins. including Dead Man Walking. and tributes to Irving Berlin. Christine Ebersole. An Evening with Anthony Fedorov. He has produced nearly 20 original works in ten productions. John Miller John Miller (bass) has played bass with artists as diverse as Lea Salonga. He also has performed in the orchestras for Tony Award–winning Broadway shows such as City of Angels. Orchestra of St. Adam Jacobs. and Milt Hinton. Madonna. James Brown. Night of 100 Stars. Rock of Ages. Mr. and Biloxi Blues. at Theatre Dave Ratajczak Dave Ratajczak (percussion) is one of the most sought-after percussionists in the New York metropolitan area. including the Woody Herman Orchestra. Porgy and Bess. Bette Miller. Carnegie Hall as producer. The Music Man. Mr. He has also taken part in 92nd Street Y star-studded galas celebrating the music of Burt Bacharach. including three theater festivals. Frank Sinatra. His album Stage Door Johnny: John Miller Takes on Broadway is available on PS Classics. the New York Philharmonic. Last year. This show for American Songbook is his third collaboration with Ms. B.Lincoln Center television specials. Bebe Neuwirth. Crazy for You. Paul and Mary. Brighton Beach Memoirs. Ratajczak was called upon to recreate the role of jazz drumming great Gene Krupa in a performance with Bob Wilber’s orchestra celebrating the 50th anniversary of Benny Goodman’s historic jazz concert at Carnegie Hall. and Frank Sinatra. Recently on Broadway. As a studio musician. and Canada. and he is currently in collaboration with Broadway stars Ali Ewoldt. King. Wolf. Learn more at johnmillerbass. Rosemary Clooney. Ratajczak has performed and recorded with a wide variety of artists and ensembles.com. Michael Jackson. Barbara Cook. Eric Clapton.S. Victor Lirio Victor Lirio (director) is an actor and theater director and currently the artistic director of Diverse City Theater Co. Mr. and Peter. Kenny Rankin. Cradle Will Rock. and Sweet Charity. Elf. He has also been the music coordinator on more than 100 Broadway shows. Wonderful Town. Miller’s Crossing. Grady Tate. He is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music. Ratajczak is currently performing in the Broadway production of Mary Poppins. Cavari performed in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever starring Harry Connick Jr. Pete Seeger. Luke’s. the Smashing Pumpkins. Audra McDonald. Cheap Trick. and Lincoln Center as director. the New York Philharmonic. he directed Suites by Sondheim with Tony Award winner Lea Salonga at Alice Tully Hall. under the musical direction of Larry Yurman. and jazz greats Eddie Daniels. Leonard Cohen. (DCT). such as the Tony Awards.). and Sister Act. the Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Mr. available at thedrummershort. he has performed on several movie soundtracks. Bob Dylan. having also produced her Carnegie Hall concert debut in 2005. most recently Jersey Boys. and Broadway Stars Sing for Diversity! (with Norm Lewis). Titanic. as well as at her celebrated engagements at Café Carlye and Town Hall. Elvis Costello.
completed in October 2012. performances. and the White Light Festival. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3. Great Performers. Designed to highlight and affirm the creative mastery of America’s songwriters from their emergence at the turn of the 19th century up through the present. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. studying the works of Sanford Meisner and Uta Hagen. tours. Mr. Lirio directed the world premiere of Warren Bodow’s play Race Music. series. which airs nationally on PBS. Midsummer Night Swing. Lirio’s artistic leadership. LCPA led a $1. national leader in arts and education and community relations. and festivals including American Songbook. and teacher Deborah Hedwall. American Songbook spans all styles and genres. the eclecticism of today’s singer-songwriters. For more than ten years he has trained with renowned actor. Inc. DCT received several awards and earned two nominations for the Actors’ Equity Association’s Rosetta LeNoire Award. LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations. including Yussef El Guindi’s Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World (2012 Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award). American Songbook In 1998. director. and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. including established and emerging concert. which starred Ron Cephas Jones and earned several AUDELCO Award nominations. and songwriter performers. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming. American Songbook also showcases the outstanding interpreters of popular song. theater. and educational activities annually. Lincoln Center Out of Doors. Lincoln Center launched American Songbook. from the form’s early roots in Tin Pan Alley and Broadway to . American Songbook presentations include major concert programs in venues around Lincoln Center. On stage.Lincoln Center Row since 2005. He directed several new works by emerging and established playwrights in DCT’s Green Room Series. Lincoln Center Festival. including Best Dramatic Production of the Year.000 free and ticketed events. In addition. LCPA offers 15 programs. dedicated to the celebration of popular American song. as well as Cassandra Medley’s awardwinning Noon Day Sun (Time Out New York Critics’ Choice).2 billion campus renovation. Under Mr. the Mostly Mozart Festival. cabaret. as well as the Emmy Award–winning Live From Lincoln Center.
Producer. Associate Producer. Assistant to the Artistic Director Julia Lin. Director. Producer.com DGRW Talent. Inc. Stage Manager Ms. Sound Design Melinda Basaca. Associate Director.dgrwinc.com . Programming Jill Sternheimer. Salonga’s representation: David Belenzon Management. Music Programming Jon Nakagawa.belenzon. www. Lighting Design Scott Stauffer. Contemporary Programming Nicole Cotton.Lincoln Center Lincoln Center Programming Department Jane Moss. Contemporary Programming Lisa Takemoto. Public Programming Mauricio Lomelin. Director. Programming Associate Ann Crews Melton. Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Hanako Yamaguchi. House Program Coordinator For American Songbook Matt Berman. Production Coordinator Regina Grande. Public Programming Charles Cermele. www. Director. Inc. Wardrobe Assistant For Lea Salonga Jason Weixelman. Production Manager Bill Bragin. Contemporary Programming Kate Monaghan.
org/learn. THE ALLEN ROOM Joe Lovano Us Five February 22–23. Joe Lovano is as comfortable with “inside approaches. A veteran of the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra. Sunday. Chico O’Farrill. Faddis will direct his current big band through new transcriptions from Gillespie’s path-breaking 1940s big band. Sanabria’s celebrity in Latin jazz is renowned. and features GRAMMY®-winner Esperanza Spalding on bass. For more information about our education programs. James Weidman on piano. and Francisco Mela on drums. 5th floor Tickets: $10-$120 To purchase tickets call CenterCharge: 212-721-6500 or visit: jalc. 1pm & 3pm Latin Jazz fuses intoxicating Afro-Caribbean and PanAmerican rhythms with the elevated harmonic structure and instrumental virtuosity of jazz. repertoire from the spectacular 1950s edition that toured the Middle East and South America under the auspices of the State Department. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office is located on Broadway at 60th Street. Mario Bauzá. 7:30pm & 9:30pm Ever the musical renaissance man. Free pre-concert discussion nightly at 7pm. reinforcing his dictum that “all jazz is modern. scat-master Kenny Washington. Find us on Facebook. 8pm Eighteen years after its premiere at Alice Tully Hall. IRENE DIAMOND EDUCATION CENTER Dizzy and Bird Festival Listening Party February 28. 12pm-6pm. Time Warner Center. MARCH 2013 ROSE THEATER Dizzy and Bird Festival Celebrating Dizzy Gillespie March 8–9. and the great contralto Paula West reprise the vocal roles. Twitter. A high-level conversation with the history of jazz. and special guest Eric Reed. Faddis’ quintet will feature two NEA Jazz Masters. which frames his brilliant playing with an orchestral array of sonic color and rhythms. Wynton Marsalis’ Pulitzer-winning epic jazz oratorio on slavery and freedom receives its Rose Theater debut in its entirety with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. and lead a quintet through selected gems from Gillespie’s consistently superb small group recordings. For groups of 15 or more: 212-258-9875 or jalc. Blood on the Fields February 21–23. and former musical director of Gillespie’s United Nations Orchestra. with a superb vernacular libretto. .” which he treats with a spirit of freedom. all venues are located in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P.0 UPCOMING EVENTS JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER’S FREDERICK P.” Rising star baritone Gregory Porter. Free and open to the public. Free pre-concert activities at 12:15pm and 2:15pm musical production. who met his friend and mentor at age 15. as with the speculative side of Except where noted. Tito Puente. This South Bronx native and GRAMMY® Award nominee will have audiences of all ages tapping their feet and moving to the beat. Rose Hall.org/events/group-sales. 8pm No living trumpet player can claim a closer relationship to musician-teacher-humanitarian Dizzy Gillespie— personally or musically—than Jon Faddis. Both attitudes will come forth as Lovano presents his ensemble Us Five. Special guest Lionel Loueke joins the group on guitar. Ground Floor. “Blood on the Fields” remains one of Marsalis’ greatest works. Drummer. pianist Kenny Barron and saxophonist Jimmy Heath. Hours: Monday-Saturday. and the Godfather of Afro-Cuban Jazz. 7pm This interview series invites audiences to listen to new jazz albums. Paquito D’Rivera. while meeting and hearing from the artists who recorded them. visit jalc. Free pre-concert festival nightly at 6:30pm. joins on piano. 10am-6pm. Eli Bishop is featured on violin. Otis Brown III on drums. YouTube. Free pre-concert discussion nightly at 7pm. an original Blood on the Fields (1994) performer. For Swing University and WeBop enrollment: 212-258-9922. and educator Bobby Sanabria will lead The Multiverse Big Band in introducing families to the idiom’s concepts and historical timeline. having shared the stage over the years with Dizzy Gillespie. ROSE HALL FEBRUARY 2013 ROSE THEATER Family Concert: What is Latin Jazz? February 9. percussionist. and Foursquare.org.
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola is located in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Joe Locke. Orrin Evans. Quentin Baxter. View the full schedule at jalc. and Kevin Bales January 31–February 3 7:30pm & 9:30pm. Find us on Facebook. YouTube. and Larnell Lewis February 11 7:30pm & 9:30pm Gregoire Maret with Federico Pena. Items also available in Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola during evening operating hours. In deference to the artists. and Foursquare. Late Night Session sets Tuesday through Saturday. present your ticket stub to get 50% off the late-night cover charge at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola Fridays and Saturdays. Jazz at Lincoln Center merchandise is now available at the concession stands during performances in Rose Theater and The Allen Room. 5th floor New York. plus 11:30pm on Friday Late Night Session: Benny Benack III Quartet Molly Johnson with Seamus Blake. February 21–24 7:30pm & 9:30pm Late Night Session: Emmet Cohen Trio (Note: No performance on February 24) Julliard Jazz Ensemble February 25 7:30pm & 9:30pm The Music of Dexter Gordon Celebrating 90 Years with George Cables. patrons of Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola are encouraged to keep conversations to a whisper during the performance. Full dinner available at each set. and Steve Wilson February 13–17 7:30pm & 9:30pm Late Night Session: Luca Santaniello Quartet Nellie Mckay and The Amigos Band: A Grand Experiment of Song with Justin Poindexter. and Rodney Green February 7–10 7:30pm & 9:30pm. Sam Reider.org/live. after the last Artist set. Special rates for students with valid student ID. Artists and schedule subject to change. Victor Lewis. Walter Blanding. Twitter. . Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola gift cards now available. Alexandre Kautz. and Special Guests February 26–27 7:30pm & 9:30pm Late Night Session: Bruce Harris Quintet Tune in for our live webcasts brought to you from Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. Robi Botos. Group Reservations: 212-258-9580 or jalc. Rose Hall. plus 11:30pm on Friday Roswell Rudd Quartet with Sunny Kim. Duane Eubanks. and Eddie Barbash February 18 7:30pm & 9:30pm Toshiko Akiyoshi–Lew Tabackin Jazz Quartet with Lew Tabackin February 19–20 7:30pm & 9:30pm Late Night Session: Emmet Cohen Trio Tia Fuller Quartet with Special Guest Sean Jones with Tia Fuller. Mike Downes. Alexander Toth. and Clarence Penn February 12 7:30pm & 9:30pm Late Night Session: Luca Santaniello Quartet Nilson Mata’s Black Orpheus featuring Leny Andrade CD Release with Klaus Mueller. Jerry Weldon. Fernando Saci. and Lafayette Harris February 4 7:30pm & 9:30pm Gerald Clayton Trio with Joseph Sanders and Justin Brown February 5 7:30pm & 9:30pm February 6 8pm & 10pm Late Night Session: Benny Benack III Quartet Mulgrew Miller & Wingspan with Steve Nelson. ROSE HALL FEBRUARY 2013 René Marie Quartet with Elias Bailey.org/dizzys/group-sales. Time Warner Center.org/dizzys.1 UPCOMING EVENTS JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER’S FREDERICK P. Brandon Lee. and Ralph Peterson Jr. Cover Charge: $20–40. Rose Theater and The Allen Room concert attendees. Ben Williams. Reservations: 212-258-9595/9795 or jalc. Antonio Hart. Nightly Artist sets at 7:30pm & 9:30pm plus an 11:30pm set on Fridays. Ken Filiano.
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