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- SUMMER SOLSTICE: Celebrate 6/20 from 6:30-8pm tickets
- GALA. Ester Rada. Ethiopian Soul Queen. 7/1/14 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 tickets
plays the lost music that Wayne Wrote
- TAKA KIGAWA 7/5/14 tickets
J.S. Bach: Italian Concerto
Pierre Boulez: Incises
Igor Stravinsky: Trois Mouvements de "Pétrouchka"
Frederic Chopin: Preludes, Op. 28
VADIM NOUSELSKYI 7/12/14 tickets
Russian Phenom of Jazz Improvisation
- LIONEL LOUEKE TRIO 7/19/14 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.
- MONK'ESTRA REFLECTIONS. John Beasley 7/26 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.
GERI ALLEN. 8/2/14 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 tickets
Without question, the guitar is the instrument that helped define and shape contemporary American culture. It's depth as an instrument of emotional expression is explored in this concert featuring two exceptional guitarists - each with his own completely different sound.
- ZACH BROCK 8/9/14 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 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 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
THE RITE OF SPRING FOR 2 PIANOS. SAAR AND STEPH 8/23/14 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 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 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 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