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Jazz Series 2017-18

(Multiple Venues) : Sat 3/31/18 8:00PM - Fri 4/13/18 8:00PM

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Jazz Series 2017-18

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The Music of Chick Corea
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Chick Corea Saturday, March 31, 2018 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
<i>The Music of Chick Corea</i><br>
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Chick Corea

Surprise! This perennial favorite is back, but this time with jazz pianist Chick Corea at the helm. Corea’s staggering career, spanning more than 50 years, is a torrent of creative and professional highlights. His last UMS appearance, with Herbie Hancock, was a sellout, and demonstrated why the New York Times called him “a luminary, ebullient and eternally youthful.” Corea’s fearless creative spirit has earned him a slew of accolades along the way, including the country’s highest honor for a jazz artist when he was named an NEA Jazz Master in 2006. “The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is ridiculously tight, executing tricky maneuvers like a fighter jet.” (DownBeat)

Tribute to the Jazz Epistles
Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya
featuring Freddie Hendrix, trumpet Friday, April 13, 2018 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
<i>Tribute to the Jazz Epistles</i><br>Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya<br>featuring Freddie Hendrix, trumpet

“Hugh Masekela creates an instant party, leading from vocals and flugelhorn like a South African Louis Armstrong.” (Guardian) The two iconic South African jazz legends Abdullah Ibrahim and Hugh Masekela reunite and perform on the same stage for the first time in 56 years. They come together for a historic concert to tell the story of The Jazz Epistles, the first all-black jazz group in South Africa and arguably the most important jazz (bebop) recording in the country’s history. This music was almost lost forever — only 500 copies were pressed in 1959, buried, and rediscovered decades later after the tyranny of apartheid. These giants of South African jazz perform music from the seminal Jazz Epistles recording alongside music from both of their illustrious careers. “[Ibrahim] glowed with a sound reminiscent of that of [his] most famous patron, Duke Ellington.” (Guardian)