JAZZ IN JULY FESTIVAL 2019
KAUFMANN CONCERT HALL at 92Y
Bill Charlap, Artistic Director
1395 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10128
 
TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2019, 7:30PM
Standard Time: The American Songbook in Jazz
 
John Pizzarelli, guitar & vocals
Harry Allen, tenor sax
Bill Charlap, piano
Jay Leonhart, bass
Dennis Mackrel, drums
 
Jazz in July 2019 kicks off with a sublime celebration of the American songbook—songs that live at the heart of jazz. Featuring three of the songbook’s most eloquent and effervescent interpreters: guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli, with his irresistible musicality, lyrical tenor sax master Harry Allen, and pianist Bill Charlap, whose immense artistry is always in service of the song, they illuminate the “gold standards” jazz musicians have long embraced—“All the Things You Are” … “It Had to Be You” … “Body and Soul” and so much more. Join us!

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2019, 7:30PM
Rhythm Warm, Rhythm Hot:
The Brazilian Trio with Maucha Adnet
& The Curtis Brothers: Cubop!

The Brazilian Trio with Maucha Adnet 
Maucha Adnet, vocals 
Helio Alves, piano 
Nilson Matta, bass 
Duduka da Fonseca, drums 

The Curtis Brothers Afro-Cuban Jazz Quintet: CuBop! 
Zaccai Curtis, piano 
Luques Curtis, bass 
Willie Martinez, timbales 
Camilo Molina, congas 
Reinaldo De Jesus, bongos

The captivating rhythms of Brazil and Cuba in a one-night-only double bill! Exquisite Brazilian vocalist Maucha Adnet (who toured extensively with Jobim) and the superlative trio that epitomizes Brazilian jazz start the evening off with their “swings so cool, sways so gentle” songs of love and longing. Things go from warm to fiery in the concert’s second half when the most exciting new maestros in Latin jazz, the Curtis Brothers and the knockout percussionists in their Afro-Cuban Jazz Quintet, take the stage in a program ranging from Dizzy Gillespie to Machito. Rhythm warm, rhythm hot, this is jazz for a summer night!

THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2019, 7:30PM
Cécile McLorin Salvant Meets The Bill Charlap Trio

Cécile McLorin Salvant, vocals 
Bill Charlap, piano 
Peter Washington, bass 
Kenny Washington, drums

The spellbinding artistry of Cécile McLorin Salvant has already established the 29-year-old in the pantheon of jazz vocal greats. Following sensational sold-out Jazz in July appearances celebrating Sarah Vaughan and Cole Porter, Salvant returns for a very special pairing with the Bill Charlap Trio. Salvant brings a unique aesthetic to everything she sings, with an interpretative approach that respects tradition and is also thoroughly, thrillingly modern. The Bill Charlap Trio, with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, has been recognized as one of the leading ensembles in jazz over the last 20 years, and their work with singers from Tony Bennett to Diana Krall is unsurpassed. Wish you could have seen Ella Fitzgerald and Oscar Peterson in the last century? See this.

TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019, 7:30PM               
The Melodic Genius of Clifford Brown

Tom Harrell, trumpet 
Warren Vaché, trumpet 
Joe Magnarelli, trumpet 
Veronica Swift, vocals 
Bill Charlap, piano 
Peter Washington,
bass 
Kenny Washington,
drums

 Clifford Brown had one of the most beautiful trumpet sounds in jazz, an extraordinary gift for melodic invention, and playing filled with lyricism, warmth, and joy. The jazz world was robbed when he was killed in a car crash at the age of 25 in 1956. We celebrate this jazz legend with three of today’s most revered trumpet masters—Tom Harrell, Warren Vaché, and Joe Magnarelli—each of whose artistry reflects Brown’s influence. Joined by the sensational young vocalist Veronica Swift, they’ll take on Clifford Brown originals (“Joy Spring,” “Daahoud” … ) and standards closely associated with him (“You’d Be So Nice to Come Home to,” “Lullaby of Birdland” … ) and more. Join us for this celebration of a melodic genius.


WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2018, 7:30PM
Renee Rosnes & Bill Charlap: In the Key of Us

Two of the premiere pianists in jazz and one of its finest and most sensitive duos, Renee Rosnes and Bill Charlap are partners in both music and life. Hear them in an evening of duo piano brilliance, filled with verve, power, and grace, and in Bill’s words, “a unique sound that is the sum of both of us.” They bring their improvisational skill and dialogue to repertoire ranging from Frank Loesser to Wayne Shorter and from “Dancing in the Dark” to stunning originals by Rosnes—one of the most acclaimed composers in jazz. Adding their own nuanced artistry are Ken Peplowski and Peter Bernstein. Renee Rosnes & Bill Charlap—join us for this very special evening of music in the key of … them.

Renee Rosnes, piano
Bill Charlap, piano
Ken Peplowski, clarinet
Peter Bernstein, guitar
Sean Smith, bass
Bill Stewart, drums

THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2019, 7:30PM
Old Devil Moon: Swingin' Through the Songs of Burton Lane

Burton Lane was an American songwriting giant. If his name doesn’t have the wattage of Gershwin/Berlin/Porter/Arlen/Kern, the music he wrote has every bit the allure for jazz musicians. Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Ben Webster, Bill Evans, Chet Baker, and so many others have been drawn to the deep improvisational appeal and organic flow of songs like “I Hear Music,” “How About You,” and “Too Late Now.” Our line-up includes the sparkling Steve Wilson on alto sax, the deeply imaginative Michael Dease on trombone, and important new voice on tenor sax—the superb Roxy Coss—the marvelous vocals of Sandy Stewart, and a rhythm section as stellar as they come. Swing down the Lane with us!

Steve Wilson, alto sax
Roxy Coss, tenor sax
Michael Dease, trombone
Sandy Stewart, vocals
Bill Charlap, piano
Peter Washington, bass
Carl Allen, drums

 

John Pizzarelli

John Pizzarelli

Helio Alves & Maucha Adnet

Helio Alves & Maucha Adnet

Zaccai Curtis

Zaccai Curtis

Cécile McLorin Salvant

Cécile McLorin Salvant

Warren Vaché, Joe Magnarelli, Tom Harrell, Veronica Swift

Warren Vaché, Joe Magnarelli, Tom Harrell, Veronica Swift

Renee Rosnes & Bill Charlap

Renee Rosnes & Bill Charlap

Ken Peplowski

Ken Peplowski

Sandy Stewart

Sandy Stewart

Roxy Coss, Steve Wilson

Roxy Coss, Steve Wilson