Ernie Andrews, Freddy Cole + More at 92Y Jazz in July - Tickets on Sale Today!
New York, NY: March 8, 2012 - 92nd Street Y announces the annual 92Y Jazz in July festival, which runs from Monday, July 16 to Thursday, July 26. This is pianist and Blue Note recording artist Bill Charlap's eighth year as 92Y Jazz in July's artistic director.
Charlap brings together some of the world's finest jazz players for once-in-a-lifetime performances. 92Y Jazz in July concerts begin with a rare New York appearance by the legendary Ernie Andrews and the great Freddy Cole in an evening of song; a celebration of Richard Rodgers closes the first week of the festival with a line-up including the incomparable Barbara Carroll, young vocal star Sachal Vasandani, and an all-star line-up including Warren Vaché. In between Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes explore the groundbreaking work of Bill Evans. The second week opens with a night bringing together Charlap with his Jazz in July predecessor Dick Hyman, who passed the artistic director baton in 2005. Art Blakey gets his due as Lewis Nash and Kenny Washington put the drums front and center and 92Y Jazz in July swings to a close with the Count Basie Orchestra and special guests NEA Jazz Master Frank Wess and festival favorite Bucky Pizzarelli. The festival kicks off with a Master Class for two aspiring pianists. For a complete schedule, please visit 92Y.org/Jazz
More Information: http://www.92Y.org/Jazz