Cole Porter: Easy to Love! - 92nd Street Y - New York, NY

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Cole Porter: Easy to Love!

“You’re the Top,” “Night and Day,” “All Through the Night”: Cole Porter — sophisticated, witty, passionate — was one of the most important and unique songwriters of America’s golden age.

And Cécile McLorin Salvant possesses one of today’s most stunningly beautiful voices. Put the two together and you have a night no jazz lover can afford to miss. The dynamic trio of pianist Bill Charlap, bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, plus the lyrical, swinging tenor saxophone of Harry Allen, round out a “swellegant” evening dedicated to the one and only Cole.

Cécile McLorin Salvant, vocals
Bill Charlap, piano
Harry Allen, tenor sax
Peter Washington, bass
Kenny Washington, drums

This event is supported by Producers Circle member the Wechsler Foundation. Learn more about the Producers Circle.

92Y Jazz in July is partially endowed by a generous gift from Simona and Jerome A. Chazen. Additional support is generously provided by Mrs. Suzanne Valenstein, the Wechsler Foundation, and an anonymous donor.

A Note from Bill Charlap

Dear Friends,
There’s no better way to kick off this year’s festival than with a swinging 90th birthday celebration of NEA Jazz Master, Dick Hyman.

Cécile McLorin Salvant, vocals

Cécile McLorin Salvant grew up in a French/Haitian household in Miami. Piano studies began at age five; at eight she joined the Miami Choral Society.

Bill Charlap, artistic director, piano

Bill Charlap has performed with many leading artists of our time, ranging from Phil Woods and Tony Bennett to Gerry Mulligan and Wynton Marsalis.

Harry Allen, tenor sax

An authentic master of the jazz saxophone tradition, Harry Allen performs at jazz festivals and clubs around the world.

Peter Washington, bass

Perhaps the most recorded bassist of his generation, Peter Washington has a discography of more than 450 recordings.

Kenny Washington, drums

Kenny Washington has been a member of the Bill Charlap Trio for 20 years, and has performed and recorded with scores of major artists, including Benny Carter, Betty Carter, Ron Carter, Tommy Flanagan, Dizzy Gillespie, Johnny Griffin, Benny Goodman, Phil Woods and many more.