New School Presents 20th Anniversary Concert
(Published: June 03, 2007)
THE NEW SCHOOL FOR JAZZ AND CONTEMPORARY MUSIC PRESENTS 20TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
Wednesday, June 20, 7:30 p.m., Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music presents a star-studded concert in celebration of the School’s 20th Anniversary. This special presentation celebrates the personal and professional relationships uniting noted alumni and their jazz mentors over the course of the last 20 years, pointing the way to new alliances, new energy, and new music for the next 20 years and beyond. The show will feature such jazz luminaries as Peter Bernstein, Jane Ira Bloom, Jim Hall, Chico Hamilton, Barry Harris, Jimmy Heath, Junior Mance, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, EJ Strickland, Marcus Strickland, Charles Tolliver, Reggie Workman and others.
Wednesday, June 20 at 7:30pm
Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street.
Peter Bernstein, Jane Ira Bloom, Jim Hall, Chico Hamilton, Barry Harris, Jimmy Heath, Junior Mance, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, EJ Strickland, Marcus Strickland, Charles Tolliver, Reggie Workman and more.
General admission $15, contact the box office at 212.229.5488 or firstname.lastname@example.org; free for seniors, students, and all members of the New School community with RSVP to ClarkJ@newschool.edu. To learn how to become a sponsor or to secure VIP tickets for this event, visit www.jazz.newschool.edu or call 212-229-5896 x4579.
For more information, the public can contact The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music at 212.229.5896 x4591 or email@example.com or visit www.jazz.newschool.edu.
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music is the musical manifestation of The New School. While a major presence during the formation of the jazz movement in New York City in the early twentieth century, The New School was the first university to offer a course in jazz in 1948. Following this was a half-century of dynamic public programming featuring outstanding jazz artists from Art Tatum and Louis Armstrong to Jon Hendricks and Pat Metheny. The School was formally founded in 1986 by David Levy and jazz saxophonist and iconoclast Arnie Lawrence, and remains at the forefront of music education by combining the teaching model of the community-based, mentor-student style of jazz’s early years with the academic rigor and curricular depth of a modern conservatory. In its 20-year history, the program has produced some of the brightest stars in jazz as of late, including Miri Ben-Ari, Peter Bernstein, Walter Blanding Jr., Avishai Cohen, Robert Glasper, Larry Goldings, Roy Hargrove, Susie Ibarra, Ali M. Jackson, Virginia Mayhew, Brad Mehldau, EJ Strickland and more. For more information, visit www.jazz.newschool.edu
More Information: http://www.jazz.newschool.edu
Submitted By: New School