Three top jazz pianists on one stage—in a special evening of heart-racing virtuoso playing and bonus conversations between Bill Charlap and featured artists.
Dick Hyman wrote the book on piano jazz. He is joined by Charlap and twice Grammy®-nominated Christian Sands. Expect piano solos and duos, and trios with the band as they perform repertoire ranging from songwriter Duke Ellington to jazz piano giants Fats Waller and Bud Powell.
Meet artistic director Bill Charlap and celebrate his ten years of leadership of Jazz in July
Dick Hyman, piano
Bill Charlap, piano
Christian Sands, piano
Sean Smith, bass
Willie Jones, III, drums
Join us for more Jazz! This event can be purchased as part of a 2-concert, 4-concert or 6-concert package.
Jazz in July is partially endowed by a generous gift from Simona and Jerome A. Chazen.
Dick Hyman on NPR’s “Piano Jazz” with Marian McPartland, Dec 2, 2008
Dick Hyman plays Jelly Roll Morton’s “The Finger Breaker” during a 1985 British documentary with Russell Davies
Dick Hyman plays “Whispering” at the Hotel Macklowe (Millennium Broadway Hotel), 1992
Bill Charlap plays “Sophisticated Lady” and “All the Things You Are” on a session of Jazz24.org for NPR Music, Nov 17, 2012
Bill Charlap Trio plays at Jazz Middelheim, August 18, 2013
Bill Charlap accompanies Tony Bennett in “Who Cares” on “Elvis Costello’s Spectacle,” Dec 31, 2008
Profile of Christian Sands filmed at Jazz in July music camp at University of Massachusetts—Amherst, founded by Dr. Billy Taylor
Christian Sands plays “Pure Imagination” at the 2012 Gilmore International Keyboard Festival (audio only)
Christian Sands as a member of the Christian McBride Trio playing in Vienna, Nov 2013