PBJ & Jazz!

January 10, 2016

Fun for the whole family at the Peanut Butter, Jelly, & Jazz concert presented by the Civic Music Association in collaboration with the Des Moines Social Club and the Synergy Jazz Foundation. PBJ & Jazz concerts are 1-hour long interactive concerts designed to introduce jazz and American music to young children and their families.

The featured artist will be Bria Skonberg and her quartet. A specialist in classic American hot jazz, Skonberg expands the vocabulary and traditions of Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet with worldly rhythms and modern jazz variance. Skonberg will be appearing Saturday evening at Sheslow auditorium at Drake University as a part of the Civic Music Association concert series.

The party commences at noon with a lunch of peanut butter & jelly, juice and a cookie.

RSVP HERE! PBJ & Jazz concerts are FREE. 

The Basement @ The Des Moines Social Club
901 Cherry, Des Moines
Saturday, March 26
Lunch at noon, concert to follow

Civic Music Association presents Grammy-winner Gregory Porter in intimate Sheslow Auditorium on Wednesday, February 3.

Gregory Porter, an R&B and gospel influenced jazz singer and former college football player, has seen much success. In 2014, his album Liquid Spirit won a Grammy for best jazz album, he was named International Jazz Artist of the Year, and he swept the DownBeat Critics Poll as the Best Male Vocalist and Best Jazz Artist.

“I laugh at the mix of people who show up at shows. I realise I have to give them all something – and something for all of them exists in me. There are songs that a 68-year-old grandma likes. And there are hard-hitting, more bass- and funk-infused things. That’s part of my vocabulary as well. And I don’t do them as a separate part of the show – they co-mingle and co-exist. Which is something I’ve done with everything – racially, politically. I’m trying to find that happy medium” say Porter, who performed at the 2014 BBC Awards along with One Direction and Coldplay and has headlined numerous festivals in the United States and abroad.

Gregory Porter

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Sheslow Auditorium, Drake University
2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311
7:00 PM pre-concert talk by Max Wellman| 7:30pm curtain

Partners in Music Education: Workshop on jazz arrangement with Chip Crawford, Porter’s pianist and arranger at 2:30 PM at Drake University’s Turner Jazz Center.

 

Concert tickets ($60, $50, $40 and $30) can be purchased HERE or by calling the Civic Music Association at 515.280.4020. A 40% student discount is available prior to the concert, or a $10 student rush ticket can be purchased the evening of the show (based on availability).

For more information, call 515.280.4020.

Civic Music Association presents the Latin American Dalí Quartet in intimate Sheslow Auditorium on Saturday, January 23.

Anchored in both Venezuela’s El Sistema and in American classical conservatory traditions, the Dalí Quartet combines the best of both worlds. The Dalí Quartet’s captivating performances of traditional string quartet and Latin-American repertoire create an extraordinary concert experience that takes listeners on an eclectic journey of rhythm and sound. In the spirit of famed Spanish artist Salvador Dalí, the Dalí Quartet embraces imagination and excellence as central to its art form.

Dalí Quartet will perform Schubert’s “Quartettsatz” in C minor, D. 703, Brahms’ String Quartet in A minor, Op. 51 No. 2, Piazzolla’s Four, for Tango, and other enticing Latin American works.

Trained by world-renowned artists, members of the Dalí Quartet are products of Venezuela’s social and music education movement El Sistema and have studied at esteemed institutions such as the Cleveland Institute of Music, Indiana University Bloomington, Conservatoire de Musique de Genève, Switzerland and the Simón Bolivar Conservatory in Caracas, Venezuela.

Dalí Quartet

Saturday, January 23, 2016
Sheslow Auditorium, Drake University
2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311
7:00 PM pre-concert talk by Ashley Sidon| 7:30pm curtain

January 23 Program

“Quartettsatz” in C minor, D. 703
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

String Quartet in A minor, Op. 51 No. 2
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Intermission

Angelica (Mix of Latin rhythms, 2000)
Efraín Amaya (Venezuela, b. 1959)

La Oración del Torero, Op. 34
“The Bullfighter’s Prayer” (1925)
Joaquín Turina (Spain, 1882-1949)

Four, for Tango (1987-89)
Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)

El día que me quieras
“The day you love me” (Tango, 1935)
Carlos Gardel (Argentina, 1890-1935), arr. by N. Aponte

Danzón Almendra (Dance, 1938)
Abelardito Valdes (Cuba, 1911-1958), arr. by N. Aponte

Wapango
Paquito D’Rivera (Cuba, b. 1948)

Partners in Music Education: Dalí Quartet will conduct its Latin Fiesta program at all five Des Moines’ Turnaround Arts Schools on Thursday, January 21 and Friday, January 22. In addition, they will do a master class with Drake University students on Saturday, January 23.

Thursday, January 21
9:10 AM at Madison Elementary
12:15 PM at Cattell Elementary
1:30 PM at Findley Elementary

Friday, January 22
8:45 AM at Harding Middle School
12:30 PM at Harding Middle School
2:00 PM at Oak Park Elementary
3:30 PM at Boys & Girls Club

Saturday, January 23
11:15 AM at Drake University

Concert tickets ($50, $40, $30 and $20) can be purchased HERE or by calling the Civic Music Association at 515.280.4020. A 40% student discount is available prior to the concert, or a $10 student rush ticket can be purchased the evening of the show (based on availability).

For more information, or call 515.280.4020.

Miss a piece, miss a lot! Purchase Tickets today!

Civic Music Association presents the award-winning a cappella quintet Calmus in a special holiday concert on Thursday, December 10 in intimate Sheslow Auditorium.

This award-winning a cappella quintet from Leipzig, Germany, holds audiences “spellbound with its artistry,” says The Washington Post, whose critics proclaim, “I’ve never heard finer ensemble singing.” On December 10, Calmus will present a program from their new Christmas album featuring sacred and secular carols spanning the centuries from Europe, Scandinavia, Russia and the Americas.

Calmus embodies the rich choral tradition of their hometown of Leipzig, offering the unique combination of a pure soprano voice with four male voices ranging from bass to countertenor. Their charming stage presence, flawless technique and diverse repertoire will make for a very special holiday concert.

Honors & Awards

  • Featured Performers Ravinia Rising Star Series
  • 2010 Carnegie Hall Debut

Calmus: Special Holiday Concert
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Sheslow Auditorium, Drake University
2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311
7:00 PM pre-concert performance by Roosevelt High School a cappella choir| 7:30pm curtain

Partners in Music Education
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Roosevelt High School
4419 Center St, Des Moines, IA 50312
1:00 PM, free and open to the public

December 10 Program

CHRISTMAS CAROLS OF THE WORLD

Veni, veni Emmanuel
Anonymous/arr. Calmus (France/Germany/Intl.)

Introitus: Puer natus est nobis **
Orlando di Lasso (1530-1594; Netherlands)
**from the Officium Natalis Christi (c. 1574)

Remember, O Thou Man
Thomas Ravenscroft/arr. L. Böhme (1590-1633; England)

Eta notsch swjataja
Traditional/arr. Reiko Füting (Russia)

Alleluia: Dies sanctificatus**
Orlando di Lasso (1530-1594)

A Nai Naoimh
Traditional/arr. Böhme

Wexford Carol
Traditional/arr. Naomi Crellin (Ireland)

Sequentia: Natus ante saecula**
Communio: Viderunt omnes**
Orlando di Lasso (1530-1594)

Il est né, le divin Enfant
Anonymous/arr. Böhme (Pub.1862; France)

INTERMISSION

Rise up, shepherd, and follow
Traditional/arr. S. Krause (Pub. 1867; USA)

Les anges dans nos campagnes
Traditional/arr. Fredo Jung (France/Intl.)

Betlehems Stjärna
Alice Tegner/arr. Robert Sund (1864-1943; Sweden)

Stille Nacht
Franz Gruber/arr. Jung (1787-1863; Austria/Intl.)

White Christmas
Irving Berlin/arr. Krause (1888-1989; USA)

De tierra lejana venimos
Traditional/arr. Juan Garcia (Puerto Rico)

Hej mit vinterland
Britt Lindeborg/arr. Garcia (1928-1998; Sweden)

The Twelve Days of Christmas
Traditional/ arr. Böhme (Pub. 1780; England)

Concert tickets ($55, $45, $35 and $25) can be purchased online or by calling the Civic Music Association at 515.280.4020. A 40% student discount is available prior to the concert, or a $10 student rush ticket can be purchased the evening of the show (based on availability).

For more information, visit civicmusic.org or call 515.280.4020.

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Since 1925, Civic Music Association has existed to engage, enrich and educate the central Iowa community through provocative, world-class musical performances by legends and rising stars. Our vision is a community where people are positively impacted by hearing, seeing and feeling great music through Civic Music Association.

Master jazz organist and 3-time Grammy-nominee Joey DeFrancesco at new VHS Staplin Performing Arts Center

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(Des Moines, IA) Civic Music Association presents master jazz organist and three-time Grammy nominee Joey DeFrancesco with his Quartet on Sunday, November 15 at 7:30 PM in Valley High School’s new Staplin Performing Arts Center.

Joey DeFrancesco has been called a “deeply authoritative musician, a master of rhythmic pocket and of the custom of stomping bass lines beneath chords and riffs” by the New York Times. He signed his first record deal in 1989 at the age of 16 and has been influencing the jazz world ever since. Joey D. has released more than 30 albums, recording and touring the world with jazz legends Miles Davis, Jimmy Smith, David Sanborn, Arturo Sandoval and Ray Charles, among others.

Joey DeFrancesco
Sunday, November 15
VHS Staplin Performing Arts Center
3650 Woodland Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266
7:00 PM pre-concert talk by Sam Salomone | 7:30 PM curtain

Partners in Music Education
Saturday, November 14
1:00 PM
Waukee High School
555 SE University Ave, Waukee, IA 50263
Free and open to the public

Purchase Tickets!

Concert tickets ($50, $40, $30 and $20) can be purchased by clicking the above link or by calling the Civic Music Association at 515.280.4020. A 40% student discount is available prior to the concert, or a $10 student rush ticket can be purchased the evening of the show (based on availability).

For more information, visit civicmusic.org or call 515.280.4020.

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Since 1925, Civic Music Association has existed to engage, enrich and educate the central Iowa community through provocative, world-class musical performances by legends and rising stars. Our vision is a community where people are positively impacted by hearing, seeing and feeling great music through Civic Music Association.

Award-winning vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant to perform intimate concert at Sheslow Auditorium

(Des Moines, IA) Civic Music Association presents award-winning jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant on Saturday, October 24 at 7:30 PM in Drake University’s Sheslow Auditorium.

Miss a piece, miss a lot! Purchase Tickets today!

Honors & Awards

  • 2015 DownBeat Critics Poll Top Female Vocalist
  • 2014 DownBeat Poll Best Jazz Album
  • 2014 DownBeat Poll Best Female Vocalist
  • 2014 DownBeat Poll Rising Star – Jazz Artist
  • 2014 DownBeat Poll Rising Star – Jazz Album
  • 2014 GRAMMY® Nomination for Best Jazz Album

Cécile McLorin Salvant is turning heads everywhere she goes. Dubbed by the New York Times as “the finest jazz singer to emerge in the last decade,” Salvant is known for her unique interpretations of unknown and scarcely recorded jazz and blues compositions. Salvant’s 2013 Album Woman Child received a GRAMMY® Nomination for Best Jazz Album, which shouldn’t come as a surprise from this 5-time DownBeat Poll winner. In early September, following her twenty-sixth birthday, she released her third album, For One to Love, which is receiving rave reviews around the world.

Cécile McLorin Salvant 

Saturday, October 24
Sheslow Auditorium, Drake University
2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311
7:00 pm pre-concert talk by Jim Romain | 7:30pm curtain

Civic Music Association thanks Board of Directors for service, welcomes three new Board members

DES MOINES – Civic Music Association kicks off their 2015/2016 season on Thursday, September 10, with Turtle Island Quartet and Cyrus Chestnut. The non-profit thanks its outstanding Board of Directors for 91 years of world-class music in Des Moines.

New Board members for the 2015/2016 year are:

Lincoln Dix – Storey Kenworthy

Bryan Myers – The Weitz Company

James Neely – John Deere

Civic Music Association Officers

Karen Jackson, president – Wells Fargo

Paula Feltner, 1st vice president – Lobbyist

Nicole Peckumn, 2nd vice president – Kemin Industries

Joel Fortney, treasurer – Principal Financial Group

Lyle Krewson, secretary – Lobbyist

Jeff Kane, immediate past president – Submittal Exchange

Civic Music Association Board of Directors

Bill Bartine – Belin McCormick

Lincoln Dix – Storey Kenworthy

Richard Hodges

Amanda Lauritsen

Anthony Lee – Aging Resources of Central Iowa

Bryan Myers – The Weitz Company

Sheila Navis – Iowa Heartland Resource Conservation & Development

James Neely – John Deere

Barb Nish

Jim Sieleman – John Deere

Marjorie Spevak

Mary Kay Tamasi – Continental Lift Truck

For more information, visit civicmusic.org or call 515.280.4020. Visit Civic Music at facebook.com/civicmusicassociation and on twitter.com/civicmusic.

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For 91 years, Civic Music Association has existed to engage, enrich and educate the central Iowa community through provocative, world-class musical performances by legends and rising stars. Our vision is a community where people are positively impacted by hearing, seeing & feeling great music through Civic Music Association.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Turtle Island Quartet reunites with jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut for a new program, Jelly, Rags & Monk

The two-time GRAMMY® winning ensemble and the luminary pianist come together to connect the dots from the early days of jazz and ragtime to the age of Thelonious Monk on Thursday, September 10 at Sheslow Auditorium in Des Moines.

With their trademark wit, virtuosity and irreverence for traditional genre demarcations, the members of the Turtle Island Quartet are the perfect candidates to put a unique spin on the works of Jelly Roll Morton, Scott Joplin and Thelonious Monk, drawing out surprising connections along the way. On their brand new program, Jelly, Rags & Monk, the Turtle Island Quartet reunites for the third time with the extraordinary jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut.

This new collaboration, which delves deeply into both jazz and classical traditions, is the ideal way to celebrate the group’s landmark 30th season. The Turtle Island Quartet and Cyrus Chestnut will perform Jelly, Rags & Monk at Sheslow Auditorium, presented by the Civic Music Association, in Des Moines, IA on September 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM. Additional performances will take place in Austin, TX; Winston-Salem, NC; New York, NY; Charlotte, NC; and Fairfax, VA, among other cities throughout the U.S.

Back when sheet music was the means of musical transmission, in the hands of composers like Debussy and Stravinsky, ragtime found its way into the classical repertoire of Europe. But in the first part of the 20th century in America, the giant of ragtime and jazz was Jelly Roll Morton. Through their own arrangements, Chestnut and the Turtle Island Quartet explore the musical throughline that connects works like Morton’s Creole-inspiredTurtle Twist (a fitting work for this ensemble) with rags by Scott Joplin and timeless masterpieces by Thelonious Monk, who cited Morton as one of his main influences and whose Blue Monk prominently features ragtime rhythms and bent harmonies. Other works on the program include Joplin’s Pineapple Rag, Monk’s Bye YaAsk Me Now, and Nutty, and the premiere of a new work by Chestnut, written specifically for this program, that will fuse the styles of Morton and ragtime with Monk’s more modern take on jazz.

Turtle Island Quartet with Cyrus Chestnut Concert

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Sheslow Auditorium, Drake University

2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311

7:00 PM pre-concert talk by Dennis Green, KCCK | 7:30 PM curtain

Concert tickets ($50, $450 $30 and $20) can be purchased at Midwestix (https://midwestix.securemytix.com/event/TurtleIslandCyrusChestnut) or by calling the Civic Music Association at 515.280.4020. A 40% student discount is available prior to the concert, or a $10 student rush ticket can be purchased the evening of the show (based on availability).

For more information, visit civicmusic.org or call 515.280.4020.

About the Turtle Island Quartet
Its name derived from creation mythology found in Native American Folklore, the Turtle Island Quartet, since its inception in 1985, has been a singular force in the creation of bold, new trends in chamber music for strings. Winner of the 2006 and 2008 GRAMMY® Awards for Best Classical Crossover category, Turtle Island fuses the classical quartet esthetic with contemporary American musical styles, and by devising a performance practice that honors both, the state of the art has inevitably been redefined. Cellist nonpareil Yo-Yo Ma has proclaimed TIQ to be “a unified voice that truly breaks new ground – authentic and passionate – a reflection of some of the most creative music-making today.”

The Quartet’s birth was the result of violinist David Balakrishnan’s brainstorming explorations and compositional vision while writing his master’s thesis at Antioch University West. The journey has taken Turtle Island through forays into folk, bluegrass, swing, be-bop, funk, R&B, new age, rock, hip-hop, as well as music of Latin America and India …a repertoire consisting of hundreds of ingenious arrangements and originals. It has included over a dozen recordings on labels such as Windham Hill, Chandos, Koch and Telarc, soundtracks for major motion pictures, TV and radio credits such as the Today Show, All Things Considered, Prairie Home Companion, and Morning Edition, feature articles in People and Newsweek magazines, and collaborations with famed artists such as clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera, vibraphonist Stefon Harris, guitar legends Leo Kottke and the Assad brothers, The Manhattan Transfer, pianists Billy Taylor, Kenny Barron, Cyrus Chestnut and Ramsey Lewis, singers Tierney Sutton and Nellie McKay, the Ying Quartet and the Parsons and Luna Negra Dance Companies.

About Cyrus Chestnut
Virtuosic and playful, pianist Cyrus Chestnut’s hard swinging, soulful sounds havebecome a staple in the jazz community. Blending contemporary jazz, traditional jazz and gospel, plus the occasional seasonings of Latin and samba, Chestnut gives himself plenty of freedom to explore different emotions, while keeping his music in recognizable form. Add to that his apparent ease on the piano, and you’ve got a musician who really does know how to put a smile on your face.

His “lush chords, playful grace notes, worshipful tremolos and effortless runs up and down the 88s” are sure to impress, but it’s his warm demeanor and irresistible sweetness that make him “one of jazz’s most beloved ambassadors.”

An extremely versatile pianist, Chestnut has played with many leaders in the music scene including Wynton Marsalis, Freddie Hubbard, Branford Marsalis, Chick Corea, Dizzy Gillespie, Jon Hendricks, and Betty Carter, recording and performing live around the world. His leadership and prowess as a soloist has led him to be a first call for the piano chair in big bands including the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, and Carnegie Hall Jazz Orchestra.
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For 91 years, Civic Music Association has existed to engage, enrich and educate the central Iowa community through provocative, world-class musical performances by legends and rising stars. Our vision is a community where people are positively impacted by hearing, seeing & feeling great music through Civic Music Association.

Elling Swings Sinatra

March 28, 2015

KurtElling

“The standout male vocalist of our time” – The New York Times

Grammy Award winner Kurt Elling pays homage to a legendary male vocalist of the 20th century with Elling Swings Sinatra. In celebration of Frank Sinatra’s100th birthday, Elling lends his own voice to Sinatra’s vast repertoire with reinterpretations of classic hits such as Come Fly With MeMy Funny ValentineThe Lady is a Tramp, and I’ve Got You Under My Skin. These ever familiar tunes are transformed by Elling’s superb vocal expertise, breathing new life into old favorites for today’s audiences. Celebrate the music of Sinatra in peak form – during an evening accented with richly told stories of a fascinating moment in time – as can only be provided by one of the foremost talents of our time, Kurt Elling.

Elling will be teamed up with the local Turner Center Jazz Orchestra for a beautiful collaboration! The Turner Center Jazz Orchestra (TCJO) is the resident professional ensemble of the Turner Jazz Center at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.  A not-for-profit organization, the TCJO is dedicated to high-caliber, professional, authentic performances of American jazz and particularly the music of the big band tradition, including both the historic and the contemporary repertoire of that genre.

DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT: PURCHASE TICKETS

Civic Music Association continues its tradition of excellence in 2015/2016 by bringing the world’s finest musicians to central Iowa to perform inspirational concerts and deliver memorable music education experiences.

We have pieced together a great season for you. Some of the artists may be familiar. Others may be new to you. But if you choose to experience every piece of the puzzle by purchasing a season ticket, you will experience what has made CMA so special for more than 90 years.

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Full Season (all 8 concerts!)
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7:30pm Thursday 9.10.15 – TURTLE ISLAND QUARTET WITH CYRUS CHESTNUT

Jelly, Rags and Monk

“[Turtle Island Quartet] is a unified voice that truly breaks new ground – authentic and passionate – a reflection of some of the most creative music-making today.” Yo-Yo Ma

The extraordinary jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut and the GRAMMY® winning Turtle Island Quartet are back together, displaying their formidable collective virtuosity. Making soulful and sweet connections that delve deeply into the jazz and classical traditions, their performance will draw a blazing line from the early roots of jazz directly to Thelonius Monk, one of the geniuses of the modern jazz era.

7:30pm Saturday 10.24.15 – CÉCILE MCLORIN SALVANT

“She has poise, elegance, soul, humor, sensuality, power, virtuosity, range, insight,  intelligence, depth and grace.” Wynton Marsalis

Cécile McLorin Salvant surprised the jazz world when she came from out of nowhere to win the Thelonius Monk International Jazz Competition in 2010. Since that watershed victory, McLorin Salvant has become known for her unique interpretations of unknown and scarcely recorded jazz and blues compositions, most recently captured on the 2014 Downbeat Jazz Album of the Year WomanChild.

7:30pm Sunday 11.15.15 – JOEY DEFRANCESCO QUARTET

“The quicksilver nature of his technique, fluidity of his ideas [and] musicality of his phrases … have placed him in a category by himself among contemporary jazz organists.” Chicago Tribune

Joey DeFrancesco’s emergence in the 1980s signaled the return of organ jazz, especially the sound of the Hammond B3, to the jazz world. This two-time Grammy  nominee signed his first record deal at the age of 16 and has performed on more than 30 albums and toured with Miles Davis, David Sanborn, John McLaughlin, Joe Lovano and many more jazz legends.

Thursday 12.10.15 – CALMUS

A Special Holiday Concert

“Calmus Ensemble is stunning in its vocal variety and mastery.” Washington Post

This a cappella quintet embodies the rich choral tradition of their hometown of Leipzig, Germany, offering the unique combination of a pure soprano voice with four male voices ranging from bass to countertenor. Their charming stage presence, flawless technique and diverse repertoire will make for a very special holiday concert.

7:30pm Saturday 1.23.16 – DALÍ QUARTET

Classical Roots. Latin Soul.

“The music pulsed with excitement.” Chestnut Hill (Philadelphia) Local

Performing an enticing mix of classical/romantic string quartet repertoire with Latin American chamber music – including popular danzons and more – the Dalí Quartet creates an extraordinary concert experience that will take listeners on an eclectic journey of rhythm and sound.

This concert is sponsored by the Sam & Gertrude Shloss Endowment Concert Fund.

7:30pm Wednesday 2.3.16 ­– GREGORY PORTER

“One of the most accomplished jazz singer-songwriters to emerge in decades.” Jazz Wise

Gregory Porter, who has been compared to artists such as Joe Williams, Nat Cole and Marvin Gaye, is a disarmingly sincere performer with a groove that never quits and a voice of incredible virtuosity. This Grammy winner, called “Jazz’s next great male vocalist” by Jazz Times, has developed a worldwide following based on moving performances of self-penned originals and a style that slides confidently between jazz and R&B.

7:30pm Saturday 3.26.16 – BRIA SKONBERG QUINTET

“Bria radiates an energy that is so refreshing to see and her compositional chops are on par with her ability to swing.” Bucky Pizzarelli

Canadian native Bria Skonberg has set the New York jazz scene on fire following her arrival in 2010. This young talent, best known for her mastery of classic jazz trumpet, swept the 2014 Hot House Jazz Magazine Awards in all categories nominated – Best Jazz Artist, Best Trumpet, Best Female Vocalist and Best Group for the Bria Skonberg Quartet – and was identified by the Jazz Journalists’ Association as an Up and Coming Jazz Artist of the Year nominee.

7:30pm Friday 4.15.16 – JEREMY DENK

“Mr. Denk, clearly, is a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs, in whatever combination.” New York Times

One of America’s most thought-provoking, multi-faceted and compelling artists, pianist Jeremy Denk is the winner of a 2013 MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, the 2014 Avery Fisher Prize, and Musical America’s 2014 Instrumentalist of the Year award.

This concert is sponsored by the Marjorie Spevak Endowment Fund.