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Billie Holiday: Reaching for the Moon—An Exploration and Celebration

Billie Holiday: A Concert Celebration

Catherine Russell, Veronica Swift, Emmet Cohen, Yasushi Nakamura, Kyle Poole, and Tivon Pennicott
Catherine Russell, Veronica Swift, Emmet Cohen, Yasushi Nakamura, Kyle Pool, and Tivon Pennicott

From the stage of 92Y’s concert hall, a celebration of one of the most distinctive and influential artists of all time.

Two captivating vocalists, Grammy Award-winning jazz veteran Catherine Russell and sensational 26-year-old rising star Veronica Swift join the Emmet Cohen Trio for a concert paying tribute to Billie Holiday’s artistry with the songs indelibly associated with her. Three-time Grammy Award winner Tivon Pennicott joins on tenor sax for numbers including several spotlighting the Billie Holiday/Lester Young partnership that resulted in some of the most unforgettable recordings of Billie’s career. “Lover Man,” “Easy Living,” “Travelin’ Light,” “God Bless the Child,” “Fine and Mellow”—join us for these and others, as we celebrate a jazz icon.

Catherine Russell, vocals
Veronica Swift, vocals
The Emmet Cohen Trio
     Emmet Cohen, piano
     Yasushi Nakamura, bass
     Kyle Poole, drums
Tivon Pennicott, tenor sax

This concert was recorded on Sunday, November 22, 2020 and will be available to view through December 9.

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Catherine Russell

Vocalist Catherine Russell is a native New Yorker, born into musical royalty …

Veronica Swift

At age 26, Veronica Swift has become one of the world’s most sought-after jazz talents …

Emmet Cohen

Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen is one of his generation’s pivotal figures in music and the related arts …

Yasushi Nakamura

Yasushi Nakamura is praised for imaginative, quicksilver bass lines that deepen the groove …

Kyle Poole

Hailed by Jazz Speaks as a “young prodigious drummer,” Los Angeles native Kyle Poole has been residing in New York City since 2011 …

Tivon Pennicott

For years, Tivon Pennicott has been transporting audiences to a higher level of consciousness …

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