Drum on your drums,
batter on your banjos,
sob on the long cool
Go to it, O jazzmen.
-- Carl Sandburg,
Jazz Fantasia (1920)
Tuesday, September 30, at 7 pm
No tickets required, see Special Programs
Dave Brubeck "was and is unique and that's
what jazz is all about."
Legendary jazz pianist-composer whose work embodies "the
optimism and spirit of this uniquely American music" leads
his famed quartet and six gifted young musicians of the Brubeck
Institute joined by the Institute's artistic director, bassist
Friday, October 17 at 8:00pm
" ...exquisite texture...thrilling and poignant..."
Winner of the 2002 Best Latin Jazz Grammy, Afro-Cuban jazz pianist-composer
Gonzalo Rubalcaba--with Ignacio Berroa on drums and Armando Gola
on bass--interweaves musical idioms from the rhythms of rumba
and the batá to strongly classical components.
Saturday, November 8 at 8:00pm
"...a rapid-fire ninja...transferring the energy
of flamenco guitar to the keyboard."
"Cádiz in the soul and Monk in the fingers," pianist
Domínguez and his trio joined by three accompanying musicians
(a player of the Afro-Peruvian cajon, a singer, and a dancer--all
three clapping) create hybrid music that merges an ancient tradition
with the leading edge of jazz.
JIMMY SCOTT and the Jazz Expressions
Wednesday, March 10 at 8:00pm
the most unjustly ignored American singer of the 20th century."
One of the most original and exceptional voices in the history
of popular song, for more than fifty years admired by fellow singers
from jazz to pop including Billie Holiday, Nancy Wilson, Ray Charles,
and Madonna, the elder statesman of jazz vocalists is joined by
his trio--bassist "Hill" Greene, pianist Mike Kanan,
and drummer "Cook" Broadnax--for a glimpse of what an
evening in a mid-fifties show club must have been like.
Wednesday, March 31 at 8:00pm
"To listen to d'Ambrosio is to abandon oneself
to her charm."
Jazz singer-pianist, calligrapher, wateroclorist, creator of eggshell
mosaics, composer, lyricist, recording artist, and teacher--with
a distinctive "dusky, sensuous voice" and understated style: performances
of "quiet passion"and "meditative intimacy."
Saturday, May 8 at 8:00pm
"Songs are lucky when Shirley Horn chooses them."
A "romantic chanteuse without peer"and "straight-ahead swinger"
sings "heart-stopping" ballads with "exquisitely unhurried pace--inviting
listeners into an elegant and sincere musical embrace."
Friday, May 14 at 8:00pm
"a vibrant...and swinging amalgam of individual voices
playing as one."
Unconventional contemporary jazz ensemble of saxophone, vibes,
trombone, bass, and drums led by the #1 Bass Players in the DownBeat
Critics Poll for three consecutive years.