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Friday Evening, February 20, 2015 at 7:00

Saturday Evening, February 21, 2015 at 9:30pm

Wynton Marsalis, Managing and Artistic Director
Greg Scholl, Executive Director


SHERMAN IRBY, Music Director, Alto, Tenor, and Baritone Saxophones
VICTOR GOINES, Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet
JAMES CHIRILLO, Guitar, Steel Guitar, Banjo

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This program is presented as part of the Ertegun Jazz Concert Series.
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The Appel Room
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The Program
JELLY ROLL MORTON Black Bottom Stomp
transcribed by Don Vappie
LESTER YOUNG Countless Blues
arranged by Ahmad Jamal
arranged by J.J. Johnson
transcribed by Sherman Irby

All songs arranged by Sherman Irby unless otherwise indicated.

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Notes on the Program

By Ted Panken
Its kind of my fault, jokes Sherman Irby,
prefacing the back story of this evenings
Journey Through Swing concert, during
which he and a cohort of New Yorks finest
will trace the development of swing language by exploring six of its regional
dialects. The timeline spans 1925, when
Jelly Roll Morton recorded Black Bottom
Stomp, through 1964, when Art Blakey
and a spectacular edition of the Jazz
Messengers documented Wayne Shorters
thrilling Free For All.
Irby recalls that he proposed the idea several years ago after Jazz at Lincoln Center
Orchestras Artistic Director Wynton
Marsalis asked his band members to suggest programs for future seasons at the
House of Swing.
I talked about the different swing styles
from the various regions of the country during the 1920s, 30s, 40s, and 50s, he
recalls. A lot of musicians today dont deal
with them, because they think its old style,
and with the internet and the growth of
musical education, regional differences
have smoothed out. But people from New
Orleans, Kansas City, Texas, Chicago,
California, and New York speak in different
dialects. When Im back home in Alabama,
the way I speak is Southern. These things
influence the way we play our music.
Widely acknowledged as a master of the
alto saxophone since he moved to New York
in 1994, Irby himself has first-hand acquaintance with all the approaches in question,
including Western Swing, which he first
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, from frequent viewings of The Country Boy Eddie Show, and
subsequently as a practitioner in the
California-based group Cow Bop, led by guitarist Bruce Forman. His personal saxophone influence tree ranges from Sonny
Stitt and Charlie Parker to John Coltrane and

Ornette Coleman, as evidenced on seven

strong leader recordings, which include
much original music; each showcases his
enormous sound, impeccable execution,
melodic focus, and ability to spin cogent narratives within the various genresthe
blues, ballads, the American Songbook,
bebop, hardbop, postbop, and the freedom
principlethat bedrock 21st century hardcore jazz expression. Hes ten years into his
second tour of duty with the Jazz at Lincoln
Center Orchestra (in which he doubles on
flute), following an initial 199597 tenure.
Thanks to Marsalis sagacious policy of eliciting compositions and arrangements from
band personnel, Irby has recently augmented the Jazz at Lincoln Center
Orchestras vast book with a host of interesting charts, including bracing reinventions
of Herbie Hancocks Riot, Thelonious
Monks We See, and Kenny Dorhams
Short Story, in addition to his own Jazz at
Lincoln Center-commissioned work, Inferno.
He remarks that the orchestras genre-spanning aesthetic, encapsulated by Jazz at
Lincoln Centers mantra all jazz is modern,
has expanded his consciousness. Its been
a blessing to be exposed to so many areas,
Irby says. The more I try to learn how to
play and understand the older styles, to play
the songs and arrangements the way the
great musicians of those eras played them,
the more I realize that I dont have it
together as completely as I thought.
As an example, Irby mentions Benny Carter,
whose composition June In January
which the alto saxophone pioneer recorded
in 1954 with iconic pianist Teddy Wilson and
world-historic drummer Jo Joneshe will
perform during the section devoted to New
York City. To play a Benny Carter solo is
one of the hardest things youd ever want to
do, Irby says. To listen to a recording of
him playing it is one thing. But when you try
to play it, you say, I dont know how to
phrase that way. Its a different tone production. Its a different volume. Its a different technique. We didnt learn those techniques the way they did. Its humbling.

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Meet the Artists

Sherman Irby
Sherman Irby (Music Director, Alto, Tenor,
and Baritone Saxophones) was born and
raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He found his
musical calling at age 12 and in high school
he played and recorded with gospel immortal
James Cleveland. He graduated from Clark
Atlanta University with a B.A. in music education. In 1991 he joined Johnny ONeals
Atlanta-based quintet. In 1994 he moved to
New York City then recorded his first two
albums, Full Circle (1996) and Big Mamas
Biscuits (1998), on Blue Note. Irby toured the
U.S. and the Caribbean with the Boys Choir
of Harlem in 1995, and was a member of the
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra from 1995
to 1997. During that tenure he also recorded
and toured with Marcus Roberts, and was
part of Betty Carters Jazz Ahead Program
and Roy Hargroves ensemble. After a fouryear stint with Roy Hargrove, Irby focused on
his own group in addition to being a member
of Elvin Jones ensemble in 2004 and then
Papo Vazquez Vazquezs Pirates Troubadours
after Jones passing. From 200311 Irby was
the regional director for JazzMasters
Workshop, mentoring young children, and he
has served as artist-in-residence for Jazz
Camp West and an instructor for Monterey
Jazz Festival Band Camp. He is a former
board member for the CubaNOLA Collective.
He formed Black Warrior Records and
released Black Warrior, Faith, Organ Starter,
Live at the Otto Club, and Andy Farbers This
Could Be the Start of Something Big. Since
rejoining, Irby has arranged much of the Jazz
at Lincoln Center Orchestras music, and
he has been commissioned to compose
new works, including Twilight Sounds, and
his Dante-inspired ballet, Inferno.

Victor Goines
Victor Goines (Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet) is
a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. He has
been a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center
Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Septet
since 1993, touring throughout the world and
recording more than 20 albums. As a leader,
Goines has recorded seven albums including
his most recent release Twilight (2012) on
Rosemary Joseph Records. A gifted composer, Goines has more than 50 original
works to his credit, including 2014s
Crescent City, premiered by the Jazz at
Lincoln Center Orchestra. He has recorded
and/or performed with noted jazz and popular artists including Ahmad Jamal, Ruth
Brown, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ray Charles,
Bob Dylan, Dizzy Gillespie, Lenny Kravitz,
Branford Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, Dianne
Reeves, Willie Nelson, Marcus Roberts,
Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, and a host of
others. Currently, he is the director of jazz
studies and professor of music at Northwestern University. He received a bachelor
of music degree from Loyola University in
New Orleans in 1984, and a master of music
degree from Virginia Commonwealth
University in Richmond in 1990.

Bruce Harris
Bruce Harris (Trumpet) love for jazz began
when he listened to his grandfather play
saxophone at a young age, and his love for
the trumpet was born after viewing Spike
Lees Mo Better Blues. His journey continued at the Conservatory of Music at
Purchase College, where he was mentored
by trumpet virtuoso Jon Faddis and earned a
Masters degree in jazz performance in
2009. He has since performed with Barry
Harris, Frank Wess, The Dizzy Gillespie
Alumni All-Stars, Winard Harper, T.S. Monk,
Myron Walden, and Jimmy Cobb. In a 2013
Ebony magazine article, Wynton Marsalis
highlighted Harris as one of the five important young jazz musicians that should be
known. Marsalis went on to select Harris for
the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical

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After Midnight. In the shows eight-month
run, he shared the stage with stars such as
Fantasia, Dul Hill, Vanessa Williams, Toni
Braxton, k.d. lang, and Patti LaBelle.
Harris is a young cornerstone at Jazz at
Lincoln Center in New York and its new sister establishment in Doha, Qatar, where he
has been invited to bring his band for
weekly residencies, as well as in Shanghai,
China, where he has performed education
events and outreach in anticipation of the
opening of Jazz at Lincoln Center,
Shanghai. He has also toured the world
regularly with the Count Basie Orchestra.

Vincent Gardner
Vincent Gardner (Trombone) was born in
Chicago in 1972 and was raised in Hampton,
Virginia. After singing, playing piano, violin,
saxophone, and French horn at an early age,
he decided on the trombone at age 12. He
attended Florida A&M University and the
University of North Florida. He soon caught
the ear of Mercer Ellington, who hired
Gardner for his first professional job. After
graduating from college, he moved to
Brooklyn, New York, completed a world tour
with Lauryn Hill in 2000, then joined the Jazz
at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Gardner has
served as instructor at The Juilliard School,
as visiting instructor at Florida State
University and Michigan State University,
and as adjunct instructor at The New
School. He has contributed many arrangements to the Jazz at Lincoln Center
Orchestra and other ensembles. In 2009 he
was commissioned by Jazz at Lincoln
Center to write The Jesse B. Semple
Suite, a 60-minute suite inspired by the
short stories of Langston Hughes. Gardner
is featured on a number of notable recordings and has recorded five CDs as a leader
for Steeplechase Records. He has performed with The Duke Ellington Orchestra,
Bobby McFerrin, Harry Connick, Jr., The
Saturday Night Live Band, Chaka Khan, A
Tribe Called Quest, and many others.

Eli Bishop
Eli Bishop (Violin) began his musical studies with the violin at the age of three. A
native of Nashville, Tennessee, Bishop was
exposed to a wide variety of musical styles
during his formative years. He was a student in the pre-college program at The Blair
School of Music at Vanderbilt University in
Nashville and later attended the Berklee
College of Music in Boston. In February
2013 Bishop was a guest soloist with the
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with
Wynton Marsalis for a performance of
Marsalis oratorio, Blood on the Fields.
Bishops extensive study of various musical styles has provided him with opportunities to perform with artists such as Victor
Wooten, Ivan Lins, The Time Jumpers, and
Christian Howes.

James Chirillo
James Chirillo (Guitar, Steel Guitar, Banjo) has
worked with the swing eras recognized
greats, including Benny Carter, Eddie
Durham, Eddie Barefield, Earle Warren, Frank
Wess, and many others. He studied guitar
with Remo Palmier and Tiny Grimes and
composition, arranging, and orchestration
with John Carisi and Bill Finegan. Chirillo
was a member of Benny Goodmans last
band, and his broadcast performances
include PBS Lets Dance. He has recorded
with Tony Bennett, Joe Lovano, Marcus
Roberts, Bob Wilber, Dick Hyman, and
works regularly with the Jazz at Lincoln
Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. In
1995 the National Endowment for the Arts
awarded him a Jazz Composition Grant for
his Homage Concerto for Clarinet and Jazz
Orchestra. In 2000 his recording debut as
leader, Sultry Serenade, was selected as a
critics pick by Dan Morgenstern and C.
Michael Bailey in Jazz Times and, respectively. In 2002 he was
commissioned to write and premiere
Grainger Suite, in celebration of the U.S.
Military Academy bicentennial. In 2010 he
was a member of the onstage band on

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Broadway for Twyla Tharps Come Fly Away

and recently played guitar in After Midnight
with the Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars.

Charles Craig, Sr.

Charles JP Craig, Sr. (Piano) is an accomplished jazz pianist. Craig attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston
and has played alongside such notable jazz
artists as Roy Hargrove, Christian McBride,
Teodross Avery, Joe Henderson, Joe
Lovano, Arturo Sandoval, Sherman Irby,
Gerald Cannon, Stanley Turrentine, Nicholas
Payton, Von Freeman, Bill Pierce, Delfeayo
Marsalis, Joshua Redman, and Christian
Scott. His piano technique has been featured
in recordings of artists including: Art Porter
(Polygram), Teodross Avery (My Generation
and In Other Words; GRP/Impulse), Roy
Hargrove (Polygram), Arturo Sandoval (N2K),
and Christian McBride (A Family Affair).
Charles has performed live on BET and at
various jazz festivals around the United
States, Canada, Australia, and Europe.
Charles was born in Norfolk, Virginia and
grew up in Chicago, Illinois. He resides in
Rock Hill, South Carolina with his wife,
Annette, and their three children, Catrina,
Charles, Jr., and Charlene.

Gerald Cannon
Born in Racine Wisconsin, musician, composer, and visual artist Gerald Cannons
(Bass) initial inspiration was his father
Benjamin, who bought his first electric bass
at the age of 12. In 1988 Cannon moved to
New York City and began working with jazz
giants Art Blakey, Dexter Gordon, Cedar
Walton, Billy Higgins, Jimmy Smith, Frank
Foster, Jimmy Scott, Stanley Turrentine,
Roy Hargrove, and Elvin Jones until 2004.
Since then he has worked with Wynton and
Branford Marsalis, Pat Martino, Louis
Hayes and the Cannonball Legacy Band,
and Abbey Lincoln. Cannon is also a member of the prestigious McCoy Tyner Trio and
the Monty Alexander Trio. He was a faculty

member for five years at the Conservatory

of Maastricht (the Netherlands), taught last
semester (2014) at Oberlin College in Ohio,
and has given master classes in Europe,
France, Holland, Germany, Brazil, Africa,
Japan, and beyond.

Alvester Garnett
Alvester Garnett (Drums) studied with jazz
greats including Ellis and Wynton Marsalis,
Max Roach, and Lewis Nash. After winning
third place in the Thelonious Monk
International Jazz Drum Competition and
graduating from Virginia Commonwealth
University, Garnett moved to New York in
1993, working in the bands of both Betty
Carter and Abbey Lincoln. He has since
worked with artists including Wynton
Marsalis, James Carter, Regina Carter,
Cyrus Chestnut, Harry Belafonte, Dee Dee
Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, Patti LaBelle,
Fantasia Barrino, k.d. lang, Vanessa
Williams, Stefon Harris, Papo Vazquez,
Steve Turre, Terry Edwards, and Charenee
Wade. In 2013 and 2014 Garnett was the
principal percussionist with the Jazz at
Lincoln Center All Stars in the Tony
Awardwinning Broadway show After
Midnight. Garnett can be heard in Papo
Vazquezs Big Band and Pirates
Troubadours ensembles, performing
Puerto Rican bomba and plena jazz. Garnett
has started to integrate African percussion
with Regina Carters Reverse Thread
ensemble. He can also be heard on Andy
Farbers recent recording, This Could Be
The Start of Something Big.

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Anchored by the renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Managing and Artistic Director
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Audrey Sokoloff and
Timothy Hosking
Margie and Edward Imo
Adam Inselbuch

John Shapiro
Glenn Close and David
Susan Moldow and
William M. Shinker
Laura J. Sloate/Hermione
Tracy and Jay Snyder
Deirdre Stanley
Barbara Carroll and Mark
Dhuanne and Doug Tansil
Judy and Alfred Taubman
Barbara and Andy Taylor

Kendall Thomas
Maggie and Amor Towles
Barbara Walters
Jeanette and Paul
Warburg Pincus
Diane and Geoffrey Ward
Larry Satterfield and
Michael S. Ward
Cindy and Kenneth West
Patricia and Alfred Zollar
Tara Kelleher and Roy J.

Andrea Montalbano and
Diron Jebejian
Jeffrey Kallenberg
Marnee and Eric Kaltman
Clarence Kam
Katherine and Jerome
Linda and William Kaye
Ginny and Richard Keim
Risa Schifter and Edward
A. Kirtman
Karen and David Kline
Pat and John
Theresa Knight
Chikako and Tomo
Ginger and David L.
Ronald and Isobel
Konecky Family
Eric Korman
Diane Kranz
Lynn and Jules Kroll
Wendy and Jerry
Jill and Barry Lafer
Eric Lax
Geraldine Laybourne
Elizabeth and Gavin
Laurie Zucker Lederman
and David Lederman
Nyssa and Christen Lee
Sandra Shahinian Leitner
Denise and David Levine
Karen Collias and
Geoffrey Levitt
Ira Levy
Loida Nicolas Lewis
Rita Fishman and
Leonard Lichter
Sharon Horn and Jeffrey
Lynn Staley and Marty
Diane and William Lloyd
Tina and Michael Lobel
Madeleine Long
Lynn Davidson and Jon
Ninah and Michael Lynne
James Manges
J. Robert Mann, Jr.

Katina and Ken Manne

Justin Manus
Monty March
Susan and Morris Mark
Mark Family Foundation
Tracy Stein and Marco
Joan Lee and Robert
Joanne and Norman
Lady Va and Sir Deryck
Merridith and Robert
Rich McClure/Unigroup
Irene Weiss Miller and
Jeffrey D. Miller
Courtney Lee and
Marcus Mitchell
Kimberly and Nicholas
Susan and Alan Morris
Michelle and John Morris
Lisa Caputo and Rick
Kimberly and David
Richard Moylan
Gaya Vinay and Vinay
Kishwer Nehal
Judith E. Neisser
Josiane and Thierry
Nora Ann Wallace and
Jack Nusbaum
Harry OMealia
Jason Olaine
Lisbeth and Augustus
Gideon Panter
Margot Bridger and
Joseph G. Paul
Michael Peffer
Albert Penick Fund
James Penrose
Joseph Perella
Paula and Dominic Petito
Caroline Wamsler and
DeWayne Phillips
Wayne Phillips
Joel Picket
Mark G. Prentiss
Dr. Robert Press

Cheryl and Louis Raspino

Caryl Ratner
Richard Reitknecht
Rodney Reid
Megan and William Ried
Barbara J. Riley
Nancy and Marc Roberts
Alicia and William
Margaret Robson
Donna and Benjamin M.
Carla and H. David
Lila Ross
Laura and James Ross
Steven and Daryl Roth
Ethel Rubinstein
Susan Cluff and Neil
Laura Sachar
Monica Kirkland and
Carlos Sanchez
George H. Sands, MD
Phyllis W. Bertin and
Anthony M. Saytanides
Steven F. Schankman

Mark Scharfman
Amy Katz and Irving
Marcia and Irwin Schloss
Shari and Jay Schuster
Deborah and Phillip Scott
Kathy and Joel Segall
Lynn Povich and Stephen
Robert B. Shepler
Gil Shiva
Stephanie and Alfred
Randall Eron Shy
Ruth and Jerome Siegel
Nancy and Andrew
Carra Sleight
Dana Anderson and
Aaron Smidt
Helena and Steve
Yuriko and Leonard
Jimmie E. Spears
Denise Spillane
Louise A. Springer

Deirdre Stanley
Barbara and Mitchell
Joan and Michael
Leonore and Walter
James Stevens
Sabin C. Streeter
Joe Sullivan
Gloria and Phillip Talkow
Jay Tanenbaum
Lynne Tarnopol
Aulston Taylor
The Wilma S. and
Laurence A. Tisch
Barbara and Donald
Michael Tuch Foundation,
Ann and Thomas
Cheryl Vollweiler
Margaret and George
George H. Walker, III

Ellen and Barry

Dr. Raymond
Jane L. Overman and
Paul Weltchek
Joan and Howard
Mildred Weissman
Robert C. Wesley, Jr.
Naida S. Wharton
Katherine C. Wickham
Michael E. Wiles
Shelley and Robert
Audrey Strauss and John
Richard M. Winn III
Benjamin Winter
The Craig E. Wishman
Wolfensohn Family

As of December 21, 2015

Jazz at Lincoln Centers Live in Cuba Exhibit

On View Now
Free and open to the public during scheduled performances
In celebration of Jazz at Lincoln Centers Jazz Across the Americas season, our
current exhibitLive in Cubatells the story of the Jazz at Lincoln Center
Orchestras week-long residency in Cuba in October, 2010. This historic tour
included five performances at the Teatro Mella in Havana, Cuba, in addition to
educational workshops throughout the country. The exhibit, located on the fifth floor
of Frederick P. Rose Hall, features the photography of Frank Stewart and Ayano
Hisa, plus rare video footage from the tour. In addition to an illustrious and
international career as a professional photographer, Frank Stewart serves as senior
staff photographer for Jazz at Lincoln Center. Ayano Hisa, a 2013 fellow of the New
York Foundation for the Arts, is a freelance photographer whose clients include Jazz
at Lincoln Center, Newport Jazz Festival, and Savannah Music Festival. Please stop
by the free exhibit to learn more!

Jazz at Lincoln Centers
Frederick P. Rose Hall

February 2015
Elio Villafrancas Music of the Caribbean
Featuring Jon Faddis and Leyla McCalla
February 20 at 9:30pm/February 21 at 7pm
An artist who incorporates elements of Bebo Valds,
Perez Prado, and Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Elio Villafranca is
a leading voice of music today and part of an extraordinary lineage of Cuban pianists. Villafranca possesses
a unique gift of conceptualizing projects that fuse the
jazz idiom with his extensive knowledge of percussion
and Latin rhythms. Along with his band the Jass
Syncopators and special guests trumpeter and Dizzy
Gillespie protg Jon Faddis and singer, cellist, and
banjo player Leyla McCalla, plus trumpeter Michael
Rodriguez, alto saxophonist Vincent Herring, trombonist Steve Turre, tenor saxophonist Greg Tardy, clarinetist Michele Wright, bassist Greg August, drummer
Willie Jones III, and percussionists Arturo Stable and
Jonathan Troncoso, Villafranca will present CinquSuite of the Caribbean, a debut work focusing on the
influences of the Congolese traditions of rhythms,
melodies, and dances through the music of Puerto
Rico, Santo Domingo, Haiti, Jamaica, and Cuba. Via
this six-movement work, Villafranca will showcase unifying elements of these islands, which share similar
cultures despite their diverse histories.
Free pre-concert discussions, 8:30pm (2/20) & 6pm

New Orleans Songbook
February 2021 at 8pm
Pianist Aaron Diehl and vocalists Cyrille Aime and
Milton Suggs kick off the evening by celebrating the
composers and inspired songs of New Orleans, the historic epicenter of jazz. The prodigious Diehl, who has reimagined the music of masters like New Orleans own
Jelly Roll Morton, serves as Music Director. DownBeat
calls Suggs, A commanding singer... steeped in tradition... but with modern sensibilities." The Washington
Post describes Thelonious Monk International Vocal
Competition finalist Aime as possessing a voice like
fine whiskey oaky and smooth, with a hint of smokiness. The evening continues with The New Orleans
Jazz Orchestras premiere of founding Artistic Director
Irvin Mayfields New Orleans Jazz Market, a composition celebrating the Orchestras soon-to-be-built
permanent home of the same name.
Free pre-concert discussion nightly, 7pm.

Jazz Across the Americas

February 2728 at 8pm
Dont miss the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with
Wynton Marsalis in their last New York City performance before kicking off an historic tour to South
America. For the first time in a decade, the JLCO will
visit Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, and more. Our audiences
in New York City will be the first to witness the
Orchestra express the jazz idiom across the Americas
through its leading musicians and composers. Lalo
Schifrin of Argentina; Hermeto Pascoal of Brazil;
Canadians Oscar Peterson and Gil Evans; and Chico
OFarrill of Cuba represent some of the best examples of jazz as an international musical medium of
endless exchange. The JLCO with Wynton Marsalis
will perform works illuminating the appropriation of
jazz by these legendary composers, inspired songs
that celebrate jazz as definitively American, and
demonstrate the adoption of international classics
into the canon of American jazz. Among these will be
Gillespiana, Schifrins five-movement concerto for
long-time collaborator Dizzy Gillespie, and Petersons
Canadiana Suite, a rare offering of original music that
snapshots his embodiment of American traditions
such as swing, blues, and gospel.
Free pre-concert discussion nightly, 7pm.

March 2015
Salute to Betty Carter
March 67 at 7pm & 9:30pm
Betty Carter blazed her own trail as one of the most
original jazz vocalists of our time. Drummer and
music director Alvester Garnett and rising star vocalist Charenee Wade celebrate the legacy of Carter,
who would have turned 85 this year. Garnett, joined
by other past members of Betty Carters band including saxophonist Craig Handy, pianists Jacky
Terrasson and Stephen Scott, bassists Michael
Bowie and Curtis Lundy, and drummer Winard
Harper will share memories of his first touring experience with Carter, performing some of her trademark tunes including What A Little Moonlight Can
Do and Baby, Its Cold Outside. Rounding out the
performance will be tap dancer Michela Marino
Lerman, who recently paid tribute to Betty Carter in
a performance at Dizzys Club Coca-Cola.
Free pre-concert discussion nightly, 6pm & 8:30pm.

Except where noted, all venues are located in Jazz at Lincoln Centers Frederick P. Rose Hall,
Time Warner Center, 5th floor
Tickets starting at $10
To purchase tickets call CenterCharge: 212-721-6500 or visit: The Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office
is located on Broadway at 60th Street, Ground Floor. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 12pm-6pm.
For groups of 15 or more: 212-258-9875 or
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Jazz at Lincoln Centers

Frederick P. Rose Hall

February 2015
Sounds of Brazil: Mario Adnet
with Duduka Da Fonseca, Eduardo Belo, Vitor
Gonalves, and Billy Drewes
February 2022
7:30pm & 9:30pm
Jimmy Greene Quartet: Beautiful Life
with David Bryant, Luke Sellick, and Jimmy
February 23
7:30pm & 9:30pm
William Paterson University Jazz Ensembles &
February 24
7:30pm & 9:30pm
The Amigos and Ken Peplowski
with Justin Poindexter, Sam Reider, Noah
Garabedian, and Will Clark
February 25
7:30pm & 9:30pm
The Music of Dexter Gordon: A Celebration
The Dexter Gordon Legacy Ensemble
with George Cables, Gerald Cannon, Lewis Nash,
Joe Locke, Abraham Burton, and Craig Handy
February 26March 1
7:30pm & 9:30pm

March 2015
Eastman Jazz Ensemble with Dave Glasser
Tribute to Billy Strayhorn
March 2
7:30pm & 9:30pm

Cyrus Chestnut Trio

March 35
7:30pm & 9:30pm
The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery
Featuring Calvin Keys & Yotam Silberstein
March 68
7:30pm & 9:30pm
Chihiro Yamanaka Trio
with Yasushi Nakamura and Kush Abadey
March 9
7:30pm & 9:30pm
Anton Schwartz Quintet
March 10
with Scott Wendholt, Danny Grissett, Ugonna
Okegwo, and Lorca Hart
7:30pm & 9:30pm
The Artistry of Jazzmeia Horn
with Lesedi Ntsame, Victor Gould, Eric Wheeler,
Kush Abadey, Alexandrea Johnson, and
Phantom Knoet
March 11
7:30pm & 9:30pm
Gregory Generet
The Storytellers: Hartman, Coltrane & Williams
with Orrin Evans, Willie Jones III, and Gerald
March 12
7:30pm & 9:30pm
Jacky Terrasson Quintet
Take This Album Release Party
March 1315
7:30pm and 9:30pm

In deference to the artists, patrons of Dizzys Club Coca-Cola

are encouraged to keep conversations to a whisper during the performance.
Artists and schedule subject to change.
Dizzys Club Coca-Cola is located in Jazz at Lincoln Centers Frederick P. Rose Hall,
Time Warner Center, 5th floor New York.
Reservations: 212-258-9595 or; Group Reservations: 212-258-9595 or
Nightly Artist sets at 7:30pm & 9:30pm.
Late Night Session sets Tuesday through Saturday. Doors open at 11:15pm
Cover Charge: $2045. Special rates for students with valid student ID. Full dinner available at each artist set.
Rose Theater and The Appel Room concert attendees, present your ticket stub to get
50% off the late-night cover charge at Dizzys 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 Appel Room. Items also available in Dizzys Club Coca-Cola during evening operating hours.
Dizzys Club Coca-Cola gift cards now available.
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jazz at lincoln center

family concert: who is billie holiday?
With Aaron Diehl and Charenee Wade

dianne reeves
FEB 1314 8PM
Vocalist Dianne Reeves returns for Valentines Day. Join us
for a special pre-concert Valentines Day dinner (2/14 only).

sherman irbys journey through swing

FEB 20 7PM | FEB 21 9:30PM
Sherman Irby and friends explore the music of Charlie Parker,
Freddie Hubbard, and more

elio villafrancas music of the caribbean

FEB 20 9:30PM | FEB 21 7PM
With Elio Villafranca, Jon Faddis, Leyla McCalla,
and the Jass Syncopators

new orleans songbook

FEB 2021 8PM
Cyrille Aime, Milton Suggs, Aaron Diehl, and The New Orleans
Jazz Orchestra with Irvin Mayfield

jazz across the americas

FEB 2728 8PM
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Frederick P. Rose Hall

Broadway at 60th Street
Box Office: Ground Floor
CenterCharge: 212-721-6500

Lead Corporate Supporter of Jazz Across the Americas

The Jazz for Young People Family Concert is funded through the generosity of Mica and Ahmet Ertegun.

jazz at lincoln center

salute to betty carter
Drummer and music director Alvester Garnett, vocalist Charenee
Wade, saxophonist Craig Handy, pianists Jacky Terrasson and
Stephen Scott, bassists Michael Bowie and Curtis Lundy, drummer
Winard Harper, and tap dancer Michela Marino Lerman

webop family jazz party:

webop goes marching in
Come marching into spring with the WeBop Family Band as they
march and parade along to the funky beat of New Orleans in this
interactive performance for families

paquito drivera:
around the americas
Clarinetist and saxophonist Paquito DRivera tours the music of South
America with pianist Alex Brown, bassist Oscar Stegnaro, drummer
Mark Walker, trombonist and trumpeter Diego Urcola, percussionist
Pernell Saturnino, and string ensemble Quinteto Cimarron

Frederick P. Rose Hall

Broadway at 60th Street
Box Office: Ground Floor
CenterCharge: 212-721-6500

Lead Corporate Supporter of Salute to Betty Carter