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OSPAC SUMMER KICKOFF BEGINS JULY 1!
Critically acclaimed pianist TAKA KIGAWA has earned outstanding international recognition as a recitalist, soloist, and chamber music artist since winning First Prize in the prestigious 1990 Japan Music Foundation Piano Competition in Tokyo, and the Diploma Prize at the 1998 Concurs International Maria Canals De Barcelona in Spain.
THE SOUL OF CUBAN PIANO! July 6, 7pm.
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- SUMMER SOLSTICE: Celebrate 6/20 from 6:30-8pm buy tickets
- GALA. Ester Rada. Israeli-Ethiopian Soul Queen. 7/1/14 buy tickets
With strong influences from early 20th century soul power women such as Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin and Eryka Badu, Ester Rada is bringing a new voice to soul that is already spreading worldwide.
- UNIVERSE. 7/4/14 Wallace Roney Orchestra buy tickets
plays the lost music that Wayne Wrote
- TAKA KIGAWA 7/5/14 buy tickets
J.S. Bach: Italian Concerto
Pierre Boulez: Incises
Igor Stravinsky: Trois Mouvements de "Pétrouchka"
Frederic Chopin: Preludes, Op. 28
- THE SOUL OF CUBAN PIANO. 7/6/14 tickets
Chuchito Valdes, Aruan Ortiz, Manuel Valera
- FRIDAY DOUBLE FEATURE.
JOEL FAN. FRANK KIMBROUGH buy tickets
Two of New York's finest come together for an evening of classical and jazz fireworks.
VADIM NESELOVSKYI 7/12/14 buy tickets
Russian Phenom of Jazz Improvisation
FEI-FEI DONG CLIBURN WINNERS 7/18/14 buy tickets
Each year, only the best pianists can claim title to the statement "Cliburn Winner!"
Tonight, Fei-Fei Dong shows us the command, the emotion and the virtuosity that wowed
audiences in Aspen, in Ft. Worth, at Lincoln Center and abroad.
- LIONEL LOUEKE TRIO 7/19/14 buy tickets
Loueke's trio is one of the few true power trios left in jazz today. He continues to collaborate with Herbie Hancock and his Blue Note release, Mwaliko, features a series of searching, intimate duets with Angelique Kidjo, Esperanza Spalding, Richard Bona and Marcus Gilmore.
- FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL 7/23/14 buy tickets
FOOTLOOSE The Musical | Music by Tom Snow | Lyrics by Dean Pitchford | Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie | Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford | Additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman
- MONK'ESTRA REFLECTIONS. John Beasley 7/26 buy tickets
Musical Genius is the only word we can think of for John Beasley. Tonight he comes to play a concert of highlights from his spectacular group, Monk'estra.
- NEW JERSEY RENAISSANCE FAIR 7/26 buy tickets
The New Jersey Renaissance Fair comes to OSPAC for a full day of fun for the whole family. http://www.njrenfaire.com/
- SEAN CHEN CLIBURN WINNERS 7/27 buy tickets
- VADYM KHODOLENKO CLIBURN WINNERS 8/1 Sunday Matinee
GERI ALLEN. 8/2/14 buy tickets
She's played with Ornette Coleman, Ron Carter, Tony Williams, Betty Carter, Charles Lloyd, Marcus Belgrave and many others. However, her star shines brightly as a solo artist.
- OSPAC FESTIVAL OF THE GUITAR 8/3/14 buy tickets
Without question, the guitar is the instrument that helped define and shape contemporary American culture. DAVE STRYKER, BRUCE EDWARDS, NAT JANOFF, MAK GRGIC and other world class guitarists come together to jam and to solo on the instrument that helped define American Popular Culture.
- ZACH BROCK 8/9/14 buy tickets
When it comes to the jazz violin, there are few players who have distinguished themselves as legitimate leaders. One notable exception is Zach Brock, who comes with Lage Lund, Matt Penman and others to prove that his sound is the baddest in town!
- ADAM RUDOLPH'S MOVING PICTURES 8/16/14 8:15pm buy tickets
Adam Rudolph's Moving Pictures was formed in 1991 and has performed in both Europe and the United States. In addition, each member has concertized extensively throughout North and South America, Europe, Japan, Africa, and Australia. Their collective background spans an wide range of musical experiences, including performances with world music ensembles, 20th century chamber groups and leading artists in the jazz and rhythm & blues fields.
- THE COOKERS 8/17/14 buy tickets
Billy Harper, David Weiss, Billy Hart, Cecil McBee and a variety of saxophonists and guests bring meaning and purpose to every note they play. "A dream team of forward -leaning hard bop" Nate Chinen NY Times Simply put, we love the sound, the discipline, and the energy of hard bop put forth by this bebop super group. "Player for player, there's no better working band in jazz than the Cookers." - Andy Gilbert, Boston Globe
- FREESPACE DANCE 8/22/14 8:00pm
THE RITE OF SPRING FOR 2 PIANOS. SAAR AND STEPH 8/23/14 buy tickets
Husband and Wife Duo play the venerable and classic "The Rite of Spring" by Igor Stravinsky - on 2 pianos While pursuing Graduate studies at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, Stephanie and Saar were inspired by Leon Fleisher to explore the Beethoven string quartets in a duo piano setting. Mr. Fleisher’s mentorship was furthered by support from Julian Martin and Boris Slutsky, of The Juilliard School and Peabody Institute, respectively. Two Performing Artist Residencies at Canada’s Banff Centre in 2005 and 2006 helped solidify their creative partnership.
SAMADHI 8/30/2014 buy tickets
Samadhi is an all-star ensemble that includes cellist Ashley Bathgate, pianist and composer Michael Harrison, percussionist and composer Payton MacDonald, tabla drummer Nitin Mitta, and N. Indian classical vocalist Sanhita Nandi. All of these musicians have toured the globe as soloists and as members of major ensembles including Bang on a Can All Stars, Alarm Will Sound, Vijay Iyer Ensemble, and have performed in the best venues and festivals in the world, including Carnegie Hall, Barbican, Musickebouw, Walt Disney Hall, Saptak Festival and others.
THE MULGREW MILLER PIANO FESTIVAL 8/31/2014 buy tickets
Armen Donelian, Marc Cary, Joanne Brackeen and others lead a day-long festival honoring the late pianist Mulgrew Miller.
Mulgrew Miller (August 13, 1955 - May 29, 2013) was an American jazz pianist, composer, and educator. As a child he played in churches and was influenced on piano by Ramsey Lewis and then Oscar Peterson. These early influences remained in his playing, but he added the greater harmonic freedom of McCoy Tyner and others in developing as a hard bop player and then in creating his own style, which influenced others from the 1980s on. Miller's style evolved through playing with a series of major jazz figures. After leaving university he was pianist with the Duke Ellington Orchestra for three years, then accompanied vocalist Betty Carter. Three-year stints with trumpeter Woody Shaw and with drummer Art Blakey's high profile Jazz Messengers followed, by the end of which Miller had formed his own bands and begun recording under his own name. He was then part of drummer Tony Williams' quintet from its foundation, while continuing to play and record with numerous other leaders, mostly in small group contexts. Miller was Director of Jazz Studies at William Paterson University from 2005, and continued to play and tour internationally with other high profile figures in the music until his death from a stroke at the age of 57. Today's preeminent pianists gather to perform in his honor at this - the first annual Mulgrew Miller Piano Festival.
THE 11TH ANNUAL OSPAC JAZZ FESTIVAL LABOR DAY 9/1/2014 buy tickets
A parade of some of the best players in the world, including
Aaron Diehl Solo Piano
Aaron Diehl meets Warren Wolf
Osmany Paredes meets Jennifer Vincent
Double Happiness. The piano team of Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes.
Pride and Power. The Majesty of the Gary Bartz Quartet