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The Elegant Piano: Teddy Wilson, Tommy Flanagan and Hank Jones

The Elegant Piano: Teddy Wilson, Tommy Flanagan and Hank Jones

When you talk about elegant jazz piano, you’re talking about the late, great Teddy Wilson, whose lyrical style influenced fellow masters Tommy Flanagan and Hank Jones.

And now NEA Jazz Master Dick Hyman is here to honor these piano giants — and he’s joined by a trio of pianists of the refined Wilson school: Bill Charlap, Aaron Diehl and Rossano Sportiello. Together with clarinetist Ken Peplowski and the rhythm section of bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, they’ll bring you “After You’ve Gone,” “Willow Weep for Me, “It Had to Be You” and more. Come discover the art of elegance.

Dick Hyman, piano
Rossano Sportiello, piano
Aaron Diehl, piano
Bill Charlap, piano
Ken Peplowski, clarinet
Chuck Redd, vibraphone
Peter Bernstein, guitar
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 …

Peter Bernstein

Born in New York City, guitarist Peter Bernstein has been part of the jazz scene in New York and abroad since 1989 …

Aaron Diehl

A 32-year-old classically trained pianist, Aaron Diehl has made an indelible mark on the jazz world over the last 15 years …

Dick Hyman

In 2017, Dick Hyman was honored as Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts, followed by being awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Juilliard …

Ken Peplowski

Ken Peplowski has played and recorded with such artists as Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Sonny Stitt, Mel Tormé, Charlie Byrd, Peggy Lee, George Shearing and Bobby Short …

Chuck Redd

Vibraphonist and drummer Chuck Redd began his career when he joined the Charlie Byrd Trio at the age of 21, …

Rossano Sportiello

Award-winning jazz pianist Rossano Sportiello was born in Vigevano, Italy in 1974. He studied classical piano graduating in 1996, and, has been performing jazz professionally since the age of 16 …

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 …