Join us back in our concert hall for the thrill of live jazz again! Concert also available via live-stream and available for 72 hours from time of broadcast. Concert is one hour with no intermission. Tickets: www.92Y.org/jazz

JAZZ IN JULY FESTIVAL
July 20 & July 27, 2021
Bill Charlap, Artistic Director
Kaufmann Concert Hall at 92Y
1395 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10128
 
TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2021, 7:30PM
KURT ELLING & BILL CHARLAP: STANDARD TIME
Kurt Elling, vocals
Bill Charlap, piano
Steve Wilson, saxophones
David Wong, bass
Carl Allen, drums
 
Two Grammy Awards, more than a dozen nominations, and a just announced 17th(!) time topping Downbeat’s Critics Poll attest to Kurt Elling’s place among the world’s foremost jazz vocalists of any era. He returns to Jazz in July for the first time in 12 years, bringing his singular blend of elegance, originality and swing to a program of standards with Bill Charlap and additional artists to be announced. A sure to be incomparable evening of music from two masterful interpreters, ever in service of the song.

TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2021, 7:30PM
DIANNE REEVES MEETS
THE BILL CHARLAP TRIO
Dianne Reeves, vocals
Bill Charlap, piano
Peter Washington, bass
Kenny Washington, drums
NEA Jazz Master and five-time Grammy winner Dianne Reeves joins the renowned Bill Charlap Trio for a special, never-before collaboration, and as she graces 92Y’s stage for the very first time. 

The world’s preeminent jazz vocalist, Reeves is celebrated for her breathtaking virtuosity, improvisational genius and incomparable song styling. The Bill Charlap Trio, now in its 24th year, is widely regarded as one of the finest trios in jazz, ever. Their appearance together is in the spirit and tradition of all-star jazz collaborations like “Ella Fitzgerald Meets Duke Ellington,” “Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson” and others. Don’t miss an evening of jazz magic as two of today’s most extraordinary and sensitive interpreters of standards perform music from the American songbook. Together!
 
“The standout male jazz vocalist of our time.” New York Times

“The standout male jazz vocalist of our time.” New York Times

““The most admired jazz diva since the heyday of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.”                                 The New York Times

““The most admired jazz diva since the heyday of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.” The New York Times