JWQ Showcase 2017

Sunday, January 22, 2017

USA: Jack Kleinsinger’s Highlights In Jazz 44th Anniversary Gala Thursday, February 9th 8pm Tribeca Performing Arts Center

Jack Kleinsinger’s Highlights In Jazz
New York’s Longest Running Jazz Concert Series
Now In Its 45th Year

Kicks Off its 2017 Season with the
Highlights In Jazz
44th Anniversary Gala


with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
featuring vocalist Ms. Vinnie Knight

and Cynthia Sayer and her Joyride Band
featuring clarinetist Adrian Cunningham

plus as in all Highlights In Jazz Concerts a Surprise Guest




Jack Kleinsinger’s Highlights In Jazz, New York’s longest running jazz concert series, proudly kicks off it 45th season at 8:00 PM on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center of Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street, NYC with The Highlights In Jazz 44th Anniversary Gala featuring the swinging jazz and blues of Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks with vocalist Ms Vinnie Knight and the festive multi-dimensional music of Cynthia Sayer and her Joyride Band featuring clarinetist Adrian Cunningham, plus, as in all Highlights In Jazz concerts, a surprise guest.

Producer Kleinsinger, who was recently awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters degree from University of North Florida, which now houses the series’ massive archive of concert recordings, artist interviews and memorabilia, notes “They’re Highlights In Jazz veterans that our audiences have very much enjoyed over the years. Vince is our only big band this season and Ms. Vinnie Knight, she’s another crowd favorite, is going to be singing with them, and Cynthia is a marvelous banjo player and vocalist, so that’s going to be fun. We’re going to have a surprise guest, as always, so it’s going to be a great show.”

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, who will be making their sixth Highlights In Jazz appearance, have been hailed by the New York Times for its sound that “takes standards back to their roots and infuses them with a quick-stepping effervescence”, while Knight has been lauded for her “smooth, velvety, mysteriously angelic voice that has the sophistication of the great Sarah Vaughan, the earthiness of Pearl Bailey, and the seductiveness of Billie Holiday.” A Grammy Award Winner, multi-instrumentalist Giordano, known for his encyclopedic embrace of the music of the Swing Era, has been credited for “keeping alive a wonderful genre of American music that continues to spread the joy and pathos of an era that shaped our nation.”

Sharing the bill with Giordano and company will be Cynthia Sayer and her Joyride Band featuring clarinetist Adrian Cunningham, bassist Mike Weatherly and drummer/washboard percussionist Larry Eagle. An award winning banjo player and vocalist Sayer, who will be making her third Highlights In Jazz appearance, first rose to international prominence as a founding member of Woody Allen's New Orleans Jazz Band. The Banjo Hall of Famer has performed and recorded with a diverse Who's Who of jazz pop and classical music, including Marvin Hamlisch, Wynton Marsalis, Bucky Pizzarelli, Bruce Springsteen, and the New York Philharmonic. She’s been praised by the Times for her “drive and virtuosity,” and by pianist Dick Hyman for her music that “takes us into places where you’d never expect the banjo to be admitted.”

All Highlights In Jazz concerts also feature a surprise special guest, chosen from among the music’s finest players.  Some of the biggest stars in jazz who have appeared as guests in previous years have been Eubie Blake, Cab Calloway, Dizzy Gillespie, Savion Glover, Earl Hines, Branford Marsalis, Carmen McRae, Gerry Mulligan George Shearing, Dr. Billy Taylor, Frank Wess and many others

The season continues on March 9, 2016 with a Salute to David Amram, feting the versatile multi-instrumentalist/composer who will be the recipient of this year’s Annual Highlights In Jazz Award which as been presented since 1974 to honor a singular living jazz musician for, in Kleinsinger words,  their “matchless musical achievements.”   Previous honorees have included Roy Eldridge, Lionel Hampton, Roy Haynes, Hank Jones, Maxine Sullivan, Frank Wess, Dr. Billy Taylor, and many others. Joining Amram and his quartet will be two more Highlights In Jazz Award honorees, saxophonists Paquito D’Rivera and Jimmy Heath.

 

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 8 pm
Highlights In Jazz
44th Anniversary Gala
Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
Ms. Vinnie Knight
Cynthia Sayer & her Joyride Band
Adrian Cunningham
Mike Weatherly
Larry Eagle

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 8 pm
Salute to David Amram
Paquito D'Rivera
Jimmy Heath
Earl McIntyre
Bobby Sanabria

David Amram Quartet
with
Kevin Twigg René Hart Adam Amram

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 8 pm
Women In Jazz
Barbara Carroll
with
Jay Leonhart

René Marie
w i t h
John Chin
Elias Bailey
Quentin Baxter

International Women in Jazz Youth in Action Award Winner - Leonieke Scheuble

Thursday, May 4,2017 - 8 pm
The Joe Bushkin Centennial

Wycliffe Gordon, Warren Vache, Eric Comstock, Ted Rosenthal
Nicki Parrott, Harry Allen, Steve Johns, Spike Wilner
Musical Director d Bob Merrill 


All Shows At

BMCC TRIBECA Performing Arts Center 
Borough of Manhattan Community College
199 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007

http://tribecapac.org

By car take FDR Drive south to end, through underpass onto West Street, 
north to Chambers.
By Subway take 1, 2, 3, 9, A, C, E, J or M train to Chambers or N, R to City Hall stop. Walk west on Chambers.
Box Office 212-220-1460
Ticket Prices
$50.00
$45.00 (student rate with valid ID)
or by mail order.
$180.00 for all four concerts

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the box office.
You are now able to use your credit card at the Tribeca PAC Box Office located on 199 Chambers Street, or by calling (212) 220-1460 and now online at Tickets.Tribecapac.org

Please send a check made payable to: Highlights In Jazz

Please mail orders to:
Highlights In Jazz 

7 Peter Cooper Road, Apt. 11E  New York NY 10010
(Please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope)


http://www.highlightsinjazz.org

Highlights in Jazz Media Contact
Jim Eigo
Jazz Promo Services
272 State Route 94 South #1
Warwick, NY 10990-3363
Ph: 845-986-1677 / Fax: 845-986-1699
Cell / text: 917-755-8960
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