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Leonard Bernstein: Jazz On The Town

Leonard Bernstein: Jazz On The Town

On the Town, Wonderful Town, West Side Story — Leonard Bernstein fused elements of jazz, classical and popular music in his pioneering Broadway scores, and his genius changed American music forever.

Celebrate his enduring influence with virtuosic vocalist René Marie and a band that brings out the best in Bernstein’s soaring songs, including trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, tenor sax star Melissa Aldana and the dynamic rhythm section of pianist Bill Charlap, bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington. “Something’s Coming,” and you don’t want to miss it.

René Marie, vocals
Jeremy Pelt, trumpet
Jon Gordon, alto saxophone
Melissa Aldana, tenor saxophone
Pete McGuinness, trombone
Bill Charlap, piano
Peter Washington, bass
Kenny Washington, drums

Welcome letter from Bill

It’s Jazz in July time again, and I couldn’t be more excited to be sharing the stage with so many musicians I admire, …

Bill Charlap

Grammy Award-winning pianist Bill Charlap has performed with many of the leading artists of our time, from Phil Woods and Benny Carter to Gerry Mulligan and Wynton Marsalis …

Melissa Aldana

Chilean saxophonist Melissa Aldana emerged like a shooting star following her 2013 win of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition …

Jon Gordon

Saxophonist and composer Jon Gordon has led his own groups at the Savannah, Ottawa, Oslo and Brecon (Wales) Jazz Festivals, among many others, as well as at leading jazz clubs throughout the world …

René Marie

In the span of two decades, 11 recordings and countless stage performances, vocalist René Marie has cemented her reputation not only as a singer, but as a composer, arranger, theatrical performer and teacher …

Pete McGuinness

Pete McGuinness is the Professor of Jazz Arranging at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ …

Jeremy Pelt

“It is the beat of Jeremy Pelt’s heart… that underscores the future of jazz,” wrote The Wall Street Journal about the young artist voted Rising Star — Trumpet five years in a row by Downbeat magazine …

Kenny Washington

Kenny Washington has been a member of the Bill Charlap Trio for 20 years. He has performed and recorded with scores of major artists, including Benny Carter, …

Peter Washington

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

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