Piano in Bryant Park

Summertime, and the livin' is easy... so swing on by for toe-tappin' performances by New York's finest, playing ragtime, stride, and jazz to your and My Heart's Delight.

Piano in Bryant Park is produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians, Sam Ash Music Stores, Jazz Center of New York, and Music Performance Trust Fund.

Monday, May 12, 2014

A Note on Todd Robbins:

Todd Robbins plays Ragtime and classic Tin Pan Alley songs. He is often heard on Monday nights playing piano with Woody Allen's Jazz Band and has recorded two albums with that group.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A Note on Todd Robbins:

Todd Robbins plays Ragtime and classic Tin Pan Alley songs. He is often heard on Monday nights playing piano with Woody Allen's Jazz Band and has recorded two albums with that group.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A Note on Todd Robbins:

Todd Robbins plays Ragtime and classic Tin Pan Alley songs. He is often heard on Monday nights playing piano with Woody Allen's Jazz Band and has recorded two albums with that group.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Thursday, May 15, 2014

A Note on Todd Robbins:

Todd Robbins plays Ragtime and classic Tin Pan Alley songs. He is often heard on Monday nights playing piano with Woody Allen's Jazz Band and has recorded two albums with that group.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Friday, May 16, 2014

A Note on Todd Robbins:

Todd Robbins plays Ragtime and classic Tin Pan Alley songs. He is often heard on Monday nights playing piano with Woody Allen's Jazz Band and has recorded two albums with that group.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Monday, May 19, 2014

A Note on Sue Maskaleris:

Sue's new original Brazilian jazz CD, Bring Nothing But Your Heart debuted at #3 in the U.S., on the Jazz Adds Charts last fall. Audiophile magazine gave it 5 stars, calling her "hugely talented." This composer of Brazilian jazz and jazz plays original and standard rags, chorinhos (similar to ragtime, originating in 19th century Brazil), and tunes you'll recognize (though some you may not). She's toured the world - leading groups and playing solo. Check out her CD’s on www.cdbaby.com , where she also sings, arranges, produces, as well as plays some violin, guitar and bass with stellar musicians including Eddie Gomez, Lenny White, Mark Egan, and Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

A Note on Sue Maskaleris:

Sue's new original Brazilian jazz CD, Bring Nothing But Your Heart debuted at #3 in the U.S., on the Jazz Adds Charts last fall. Audiophile magazine gave it 5 stars, calling her "hugely talented." This composer of Brazilian jazz and jazz plays original and standard rags, chorinhos (similar to ragtime, originating in 19th century Brazil), and tunes you'll recognize (though some you may not). She's toured the world - leading groups and playing solo. Check out her CD’s on www.cdbaby.com , where she also sings, arranges, produces, as well as plays some violin, guitar and bass with stellar musicians including Eddie Gomez, Lenny White, Mark Egan, and Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A Note on Sue Maskaleris:

Sue's new original Brazilian jazz CD, Bring Nothing But Your Heart debuted at #3 in the U.S., on the Jazz Adds Charts last fall. Audiophile magazine gave it 5 stars, calling her "hugely talented." This composer of Brazilian jazz and jazz plays original and standard rags, chorinhos (similar to ragtime, originating in 19th century Brazil), and tunes you'll recognize (though some you may not). She's toured the world - leading groups and playing solo. Check out her CD’s on www.cdbaby.com , where she also sings, arranges, produces, as well as plays some violin, guitar and bass with stellar musicians including Eddie Gomez, Lenny White, Mark Egan, and Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Thursday, May 22, 2014

A Note on Sue Maskaleris:

Sue's new original Brazilian jazz CD, Bring Nothing But Your Heart debuted at #3 in the U.S., on the Jazz Adds Charts last fall. Audiophile magazine gave it 5 stars, calling her "hugely talented." This composer of Brazilian jazz and jazz plays original and standard rags, chorinhos (similar to ragtime, originating in 19th century Brazil), and tunes you'll recognize (though some you may not). She's toured the world - leading groups and playing solo. Check out her CD’s on www.cdbaby.com , where she also sings, arranges, produces, as well as plays some violin, guitar and bass with stellar musicians including Eddie Gomez, Lenny White, Mark Egan, and Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Friday, May 23, 2014

A Note on Sue Maskaleris:

Sue's new original Brazilian jazz CD, Bring Nothing But Your Heart debuted at #3 in the U.S., on the Jazz Adds Charts last fall. Audiophile magazine gave it 5 stars, calling her "hugely talented." This composer of Brazilian jazz and jazz plays original and standard rags, chorinhos (similar to ragtime, originating in 19th century Brazil), and tunes you'll recognize (though some you may not). She's toured the world - leading groups and playing solo. Check out her CD’s on www.cdbaby.com , where she also sings, arranges, produces, as well as plays some violin, guitar and bass with stellar musicians including Eddie Gomez, Lenny White, Mark Egan, and Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Monday, May 26, 2014

A Note on Joel Forrester:

Joel Forrester is a contemporary two-handed piano player, essaying the stride, boogie-woogie, and trance styles. He wrote the theme to NPR's Fresh Air, studied composition with Thelonious Monk, co-founded the Microscopic Septet, and did music for the early films of Andy Warhol.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A Note on Joel Forrester:

Joel Forrester is a contemporary two-handed piano player, essaying the stride, boogie-woogie, and trance styles. He wrote the theme to NPR's Fresh Air, studied composition with Thelonious Monk, co-founded the Microscopic Septet, and did music for the early films of Andy Warhol.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Note on Joel Forrester:

Joel Forrester is a contemporary two-handed piano player, essaying the stride, boogie-woogie, and trance styles. He wrote the theme to NPR's Fresh Air, studied composition with Thelonious Monk, co-founded the Microscopic Septet, and did music for the early films of Andy Warhol.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Thursday, May 29, 2014

A Note on Joel Forrester:

Joel Forrester is a contemporary two-handed piano player, essaying the stride, boogie-woogie, and trance styles. He wrote the theme to NPR's Fresh Air, studied composition with Thelonious Monk, co-founded the Microscopic Septet, and did music for the early films of Andy Warhol.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Friday, May 30, 2014

A Note on Joel Forrester:

Joel Forrester is a contemporary two-handed piano player, essaying the stride, boogie-woogie, and trance styles. He wrote the theme to NPR's Fresh Air, studied composition with Thelonious Monk, co-founded the Microscopic Septet, and did music for the early films of Andy Warhol.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Monday, June 2, 2014

A Note on Terry Waldo:

Ragtime expert & stride pianist, Terry Waldo is the protege of the late Eubie Blake. He has produced over 40 albums and written the definitive book on ragtime, This is Ragtime - republished recently by Jazz At Lincoln Center with a new introduction by Wynton Marsalis. His 26-part radio series with the same title, produced for National Public Radio, fueled the 1970's ragtime revival.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A Note on Terry Waldo:

Ragtime expert & stride pianist, Terry Waldo is the protege of the late Eubie Blake. He has produced over 40 albums and written the definitive book on ragtime, This is Ragtime - republished recently by Jazz At Lincoln Center with a new introduction by Wynton Marsalis. His 26-part radio series with the same title, produced for National Public Radio, fueled the 1970's ragtime revival.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A Note on Terry Waldo:

Ragtime expert & stride pianist, Terry Waldo is the protege of the late Eubie Blake. He has produced over 40 albums and written the definitive book on ragtime, This is Ragtime - republished recently by Jazz At Lincoln Center with a new introduction by Wynton Marsalis. His 26-part radio series with the same title, produced for National Public Radio, fueled the 1970's ragtime revival.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Thursday, June 5, 2014

A Note on Terry Waldo:

Ragtime expert & stride pianist, Terry Waldo is the protege of the late Eubie Blake. He has produced over 40 albums and written the definitive book on ragtime, This is Ragtime - republished recently by Jazz At Lincoln Center with a new introduction by Wynton Marsalis. His 26-part radio series with the same title, produced for National Public Radio, fueled the 1970's ragtime revival.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Friday, June 6, 2014

A Note on Terry Waldo:

Ragtime expert & stride pianist, Terry Waldo is the protege of the late Eubie Blake. He has produced over 40 albums and written the definitive book on ragtime, This is Ragtime - republished recently by Jazz At Lincoln Center with a new introduction by Wynton Marsalis. His 26-part radio series with the same title, produced for National Public Radio, fueled the 1970's ragtime revival.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Monday, June 9, 2014

A Note on Jon Weber

Jazz pianist Jon Weber has recorded and toured all over the world, winning numerous accolades for performance and composition - and scoring extensively for television since 1987. Gary Burton, Roy Hargrove, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, and Avishai Cohen have all recorded Jon's music. His newest critically-acclaimed release, Simple Complex, rose to #1. Jon lives in New York City and hosts NPR's Piano Jazz Rising Stars, after frequently serving as guest host for Marian McPartland on NPR's Piano Jazz.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A Note on Jon Weber

Jazz pianist Jon Weber has recorded and toured all over the world, winning numerous accolades for performance and composition - and scoring extensively for television since 1987. Gary Burton, Roy Hargrove, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, and Avishai Cohen have all recorded Jon's music. His newest critically-acclaimed release, Simple Complex, rose to #1. Jon lives in New York City and hosts NPR's Piano Jazz Rising Stars, after frequently serving as guest host for Marian McPartland on NPR's Piano Jazz.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A Note on Jon Weber

Jazz pianist Jon Weber has recorded and toured all over the world, winning numerous accolades for performance and composition - and scoring extensively for television since 1987. Gary Burton, Roy Hargrove, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, and Avishai Cohen have all recorded Jon's music. His newest critically-acclaimed release, Simple Complex, rose to #1. Jon lives in New York City and hosts NPR's Piano Jazz Rising Stars, after frequently serving as guest host for Marian McPartland on NPR's Piano Jazz.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Thursday, June 12, 2014

A Note on Jon Weber

Jazz pianist Jon Weber has recorded and toured all over the world, winning numerous accolades for performance and composition - and scoring extensively for television since 1987. Gary Burton, Roy Hargrove, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, and Avishai Cohen have all recorded Jon's music. His newest critically-acclaimed release, Simple Complex, rose to #1. Jon lives in New York City and hosts NPR's Piano Jazz Rising Stars, after frequently serving as guest host for Marian McPartland on NPR's Piano Jazz.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Friday, June 13, 2014

A Note on Jon Weber

Jazz pianist Jon Weber has recorded and toured all over the world, winning numerous accolades for performance and composition - and scoring extensively for television since 1987. Gary Burton, Roy Hargrove, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, and Avishai Cohen have all recorded Jon's music. His newest critically-acclaimed release, Simple Complex, rose to #1. Jon lives in New York City and hosts NPR's Piano Jazz Rising Stars, after frequently serving as guest host for Marian McPartland on NPR's Piano Jazz.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Monday, June 16, 2014

A Note on Deanna Witkowski

Winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition and a former guest on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz, pianist/composer/bandleader Deanna Witkowski has been heralded for her “consistently thrilling” playing and her “boundless imagination” (All Music Guide). Moving with remarkable ease between Brazilian, jazz, Afro-Cuban and classical music, Witkowski approaches her work with the heart and technique of a daring improviser. Her most current album, From This Place, features her liturgical jazz with musicians including John Patitucci and Kate McGarry and led to a second appearance on National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition Sunday. Her fifth recording, a solo project featuring arrangements that blend Chopin nocturnes with Brazilian and jazz standards, will be released this fall.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A Note on Deanna Witkowski

Winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition and a former guest on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz, pianist/composer/bandleader Deanna Witkowski has been heralded for her “consistently thrilling” playing and her “boundless imagination” (All Music Guide). Moving with remarkable ease between Brazilian, jazz, Afro-Cuban and classical music, Witkowski approaches her work with the heart and technique of a daring improviser. Her most current album, From This Place, features her liturgical jazz with musicians including John Patitucci and Kate McGarry and led to a second appearance on National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition Sunday. Her fifth recording, a solo project featuring arrangements that blend Chopin nocturnes with Brazilian and jazz standards, will be released this fall.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A Note on Deanna Witkowski

Winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition and a former guest on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz, pianist/composer/bandleader Deanna Witkowski has been heralded for her “consistently thrilling” playing and her “boundless imagination” (All Music Guide). Moving with remarkable ease between Brazilian, jazz, Afro-Cuban and classical music, Witkowski approaches her work with the heart and technique of a daring improviser. Her most current album, From This Place, features her liturgical jazz with musicians including John Patitucci and Kate McGarry and led to a second appearance on National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition Sunday. Her fifth recording, a solo project featuring arrangements that blend Chopin nocturnes with Brazilian and jazz standards, will be released this fall.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Thursday, June 19, 2014

A Note on Deanna Witkowski

Winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition and a former guest on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz, pianist/composer/bandleader Deanna Witkowski has been heralded for her “consistently thrilling” playing and her “boundless imagination” (All Music Guide). Moving with remarkable ease between Brazilian, jazz, Afro-Cuban and classical music, Witkowski approaches her work with the heart and technique of a daring improviser. Her most current album, From This Place, features her liturgical jazz with musicians including John Patitucci and Kate McGarry and led to a second appearance on National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition Sunday. Her fifth recording, a solo project featuring arrangements that blend Chopin nocturnes with Brazilian and jazz standards, will be released this fall.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Friday, June 20, 2014

A Note on Deanna Witkowski

Winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition and a former guest on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz, pianist/composer/bandleader Deanna Witkowski has been heralded for her “consistently thrilling” playing and her “boundless imagination” (All Music Guide). Moving with remarkable ease between Brazilian, jazz, Afro-Cuban and classical music, Witkowski approaches her work with the heart and technique of a daring improviser. Her most current album, From This Place, features her liturgical jazz with musicians including John Patitucci and Kate McGarry and led to a second appearance on National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition Sunday. Her fifth recording, a solo project featuring arrangements that blend Chopin nocturnes with Brazilian and jazz standards, will be released this fall.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Monday, June 23, 2014

A Note on Larry Ham

Jazz pianist and composer Larry Ham tours and records with many of today's top jazz artists, and has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and in Japan, Russia, and West Africa. David Dupont of Cadence Jazz Magazine writes, "He glides over the keys, with every note articulated cleanly... his playing is masterful."

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A Note on Larry Ham

Jazz pianist and composer Larry Ham tours and records with many of today's top jazz artists, and has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and in Japan, Russia, and West Africa. David Dupont of Cadence Jazz Magazine writes, "He glides over the keys, with every note articulated cleanly... his playing is masterful."

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Note on Larry Ham

Jazz pianist and composer Larry Ham tours and records with many of today's top jazz artists, and has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and in Japan, Russia, and West Africa. David Dupont of Cadence Jazz Magazine writes, "He glides over the keys, with every note articulated cleanly... his playing is masterful."

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Thursday, June 26, 2014

A Note on Larry Ham

Jazz pianist and composer Larry Ham tours and records with many of today's top jazz artists, and has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and in Japan, Russia, and West Africa. David Dupont of Cadence Jazz Magazine writes, "He glides over the keys, with every note articulated cleanly... his playing is masterful."

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Friday, June 27, 2014

A Note on Larry Ham

Jazz pianist and composer Larry Ham tours and records with many of today's top jazz artists, and has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and in Japan, Russia, and West Africa. David Dupont of Cadence Jazz Magazine writes, "He glides over the keys, with every note articulated cleanly... his playing is masterful."

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Monday, June 30, 2014

A Note on Junior Mance:

Junior Mance is an international jazz musician who has performed with jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Dinah Washington, and Lester Young. He was inducted into the International Jazz Hall of Fame in 1997. When not traveling, Junior can be found every Sunday performing at Cafe' Loup in NYC.

In addition, violinist & member of the Junior Mance Trio, Michi Fuji, will be appearing with Junior - Monday thru Thursday.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A Note on Junior Mance:

Junior Mance is an international jazz musician who has performed with jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Dinah Washington, and Lester Young. He was inducted into the International Jazz Hall of Fame in 1997. When not traveling, Junior can be found every Sunday performing at Cafe' Loup in NYC.

In addition, violinist & member of the Junior Mance Trio, Michi Fuji, will be appearing with Junior - Monday thru Thursday.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A Note on Junior Mance:

Junior Mance is an international jazz musician who has performed with jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Dinah Washington, and Lester Young. He was inducted into the International Jazz Hall of Fame in 1997. When not traveling, Junior can be found every Sunday performing at Cafe' Loup in NYC.

In addition, violinist & member of the Junior Mance Trio, Michi Fuji, will be appearing with Junior - Monday thru Thursday.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Thursday, July 3, 2014

A Note on Junior Mance:

Junior Mance is an international jazz musician who has performed with jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Dinah Washington, and Lester Young. He was inducted into the International Jazz Hall of Fame in 1997. When not traveling, Junior can be found every Sunday performing at Cafe' Loup in NYC.

In addition, violinist & member of the Junior Mance Trio, Michi Fuji, will be appearing with Junior - Monday thru Thursday.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Friday, July 4, 2014

A Note on Junior Mance:

Junior Mance is an international jazz musician who has performed with jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Dinah Washington, and Lester Young. He was inducted into the International Jazz Hall of Fame in 1997. When not traveling, Junior can be found every Sunday performing at Cafe' Loup in NYC.

In addition, violinist & member of the Junior Mance Trio, Michi Fuji, will be appearing with Junior - Monday thru Thursday.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Monday, July 7, 2014

A Note on Russ Kassoff

"Visit the deli wall of fame to see what I've really done"

Russ Kassoff is currently playing trio and solo jazz concerts, clubs, festivals, master classes and private parties. In 2014 Russ continues to perform in concert as conductor/pianist to Rita Moreno as well as the incredible Louise Pitre (Tony nominated for Mama Mia). Currently he's working on producing/music directing a wonderful recording project for AnythingGoesRadio.com host and executive producer - Lise Avery's CD debut! On May 3, Russ will be the Leader of the "House Band" for Wall to Wall Symphony Space featuring countless terrific performers - free to the folks of NYC! In 2012 he was music director for a most touching gala event for the Pasadena Symphony & Pops in memory of Marvin Hamlisch. In 2010 he was the Conductor/Pianist on Broadway in Twyla Tharp's critically acclaimed Come Fly Away, featuring 15 magnificent dancers accompanied by a 19- piece big-band playing live to the voice of Frank Sinatra. Broadway also saw Russ as music director/conductor/pianist for Charles Aznavour in '98. Russ toured as pianist to Frank Sinatra by request from '80-'91- including the Ultimate Event tour with Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin and Liza Minnelli. He served as pianist/accompanist for Liza Minnelli from '82 -'01 and Minnelli's music director and conductor for the highly acclaimed Minnelli on Minnelli National Tour ('00). In '07, Russ appeared as a featured guest on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz on NPR. Since 2003 Russ has been music director/pianist to Rita Moreno and is a regularly featured performer at The Knickerbocker in NYC with Jazz legend Bucky Pizzarelli! (Next appearance there is June 20 and 21 with acclaimed bassist Jay Anderson (Jay appears on the 2013 Grammy Award Winning Best Classical Album with Dawn Upshaw!). His current CD Bird Fly By achieved #1 status on Music Choice, was in their top 10 for over a year, and has received much critical acclaim! On July 26, 2014 Russ's trio will appear with Legendary Jazz saxophonist Phil Woods at the annual JazzPA festival in Bellefonte, PA! Later this year Russ plans to record his 3rd CD as leader. Solo & Trio will be featured.
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blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A Note on Russ Kassoff

"Visit the deli wall of fame to see what I've really done"

Russ Kassoff is currently playing trio and solo jazz concerts, clubs, festivals, master classes and private parties. In 2014 Russ continues to perform in concert as conductor/pianist to Rita Moreno as well as the incredible Louise Pitre (Tony nominated for Mama Mia). Currently he's working on producing/music directing a wonderful recording project for AnythingGoesRadio.com host and executive producer - Lise Avery's CD debut! On May 3, Russ will be the Leader of the "House Band" for Wall to Wall Symphony Space featuring countless terrific performers - free to the folks of NYC! In 2012 he was music director for a most touching gala event for the Pasadena Symphony & Pops in memory of Marvin Hamlisch. In 2010 he was the Conductor/Pianist on Broadway in Twyla Tharp's critically acclaimed Come Fly Away, featuring 15 magnificent dancers accompanied by a 19- piece big-band playing live to the voice of Frank Sinatra. Broadway also saw Russ as music director/conductor/pianist for Charles Aznavour in '98. Russ toured as pianist to Frank Sinatra by request from '80-'91- including the Ultimate Event tour with Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin and Liza Minnelli. He served as pianist/accompanist for Liza Minnelli from '82 -'01 and Minnelli's music director and conductor for the highly acclaimed Minnelli on Minnelli National Tour ('00). In '07, Russ appeared as a featured guest on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz on NPR. Since 2003 Russ has been music director/pianist to Rita Moreno and is a regularly featured performer at The Knickerbocker in NYC with Jazz legend Bucky Pizzarelli! (Next appearance there is June 20 and 21 with acclaimed bassist Jay Anderson (Jay appears on the 2013 Grammy Award Winning Best Classical Album with Dawn Upshaw!). His current CD Bird Fly By achieved #1 status on Music Choice, was in their top 10 for over a year, and has received much critical acclaim! On July 26, 2014 Russ's trio will appear with Legendary Jazz saxophonist Phil Woods at the annual JazzPA festival in Bellefonte, PA! Later this year Russ plans to record his 3rd CD as leader. Solo & Trio will be featured.
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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A Note on Russ Kassoff

"Visit the deli wall of fame to see what I've really done"

Russ Kassoff is currently playing trio and solo jazz concerts, clubs, festivals, master classes and private parties. In 2014 Russ continues to perform in concert as conductor/pianist to Rita Moreno as well as the incredible Louise Pitre (Tony nominated for Mama Mia). Currently he's working on producing/music directing a wonderful recording project for AnythingGoesRadio.com host and executive producer - Lise Avery's CD debut! On May 3, Russ will be the Leader of the "House Band" for Wall to Wall Symphony Space featuring countless terrific performers - free to the folks of NYC! In 2012 he was music director for a most touching gala event for the Pasadena Symphony & Pops in memory of Marvin Hamlisch. In 2010 he was the Conductor/Pianist on Broadway in Twyla Tharp's critically acclaimed Come Fly Away, featuring 15 magnificent dancers accompanied by a 19- piece big-band playing live to the voice of Frank Sinatra. Broadway also saw Russ as music director/conductor/pianist for Charles Aznavour in '98. Russ toured as pianist to Frank Sinatra by request from '80-'91- including the Ultimate Event tour with Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin and Liza Minnelli. He served as pianist/accompanist for Liza Minnelli from '82 -'01 and Minnelli's music director and conductor for the highly acclaimed Minnelli on Minnelli National Tour ('00). In '07, Russ appeared as a featured guest on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz on NPR. Since 2003 Russ has been music director/pianist to Rita Moreno and is a regularly featured performer at The Knickerbocker in NYC with Jazz legend Bucky Pizzarelli! (Next appearance there is June 20 and 21 with acclaimed bassist Jay Anderson (Jay appears on the 2013 Grammy Award Winning Best Classical Album with Dawn Upshaw!). His current CD Bird Fly By achieved #1 status on Music Choice, was in their top 10 for over a year, and has received much critical acclaim! On July 26, 2014 Russ's trio will appear with Legendary Jazz saxophonist Phil Woods at the annual JazzPA festival in Bellefonte, PA! Later this year Russ plans to record his 3rd CD as leader. Solo & Trio will be featured.
My new Facebook Fan Page

"You are the best." - Frank Sinatra, '87

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Thursday, July 10, 2014

A Note on Russ Kassoff

"Visit the deli wall of fame to see what I've really done"

Russ Kassoff is currently playing trio and solo jazz concerts, clubs, festivals, master classes and private parties. In 2014 Russ continues to perform in concert as conductor/pianist to Rita Moreno as well as the incredible Louise Pitre (Tony nominated for Mama Mia). Currently he's working on producing/music directing a wonderful recording project for AnythingGoesRadio.com host and executive producer - Lise Avery's CD debut! On May 3, Russ will be the Leader of the "House Band" for Wall to Wall Symphony Space featuring countless terrific performers - free to the folks of NYC! In 2012 he was music director for a most touching gala event for the Pasadena Symphony & Pops in memory of Marvin Hamlisch. In 2010 he was the Conductor/Pianist on Broadway in Twyla Tharp's critically acclaimed Come Fly Away, featuring 15 magnificent dancers accompanied by a 19- piece big-band playing live to the voice of Frank Sinatra. Broadway also saw Russ as music director/conductor/pianist for Charles Aznavour in '98. Russ toured as pianist to Frank Sinatra by request from '80-'91- including the Ultimate Event tour with Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin and Liza Minnelli. He served as pianist/accompanist for Liza Minnelli from '82 -'01 and Minnelli's music director and conductor for the highly acclaimed Minnelli on Minnelli National Tour ('00). In '07, Russ appeared as a featured guest on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz on NPR. Since 2003 Russ has been music director/pianist to Rita Moreno and is a regularly featured performer at The Knickerbocker in NYC with Jazz legend Bucky Pizzarelli! (Next appearance there is June 20 and 21 with acclaimed bassist Jay Anderson (Jay appears on the 2013 Grammy Award Winning Best Classical Album with Dawn Upshaw!). His current CD Bird Fly By achieved #1 status on Music Choice, was in their top 10 for over a year, and has received much critical acclaim! On July 26, 2014 Russ's trio will appear with Legendary Jazz saxophonist Phil Woods at the annual JazzPA festival in Bellefonte, PA! Later this year Russ plans to record his 3rd CD as leader. Solo & Trio will be featured.
My new Facebook Fan Page

"You are the best." - Frank Sinatra, '87

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Friday, July 11, 2014

A Note on Russ Kassoff

"Visit the deli wall of fame to see what I've really done"

Russ Kassoff is currently playing trio and solo jazz concerts, clubs, festivals, master classes and private parties. In 2014 Russ continues to perform in concert as conductor/pianist to Rita Moreno as well as the incredible Louise Pitre (Tony nominated for Mama Mia). Currently he's working on producing/music directing a wonderful recording project for AnythingGoesRadio.com host and executive producer - Lise Avery's CD debut! On May 3, Russ will be the Leader of the "House Band" for Wall to Wall Symphony Space featuring countless terrific performers - free to the folks of NYC! In 2012 he was music director for a most touching gala event for the Pasadena Symphony & Pops in memory of Marvin Hamlisch. In 2010 he was the Conductor/Pianist on Broadway in Twyla Tharp's critically acclaimed Come Fly Away, featuring 15 magnificent dancers accompanied by a 19- piece big-band playing live to the voice of Frank Sinatra. Broadway also saw Russ as music director/conductor/pianist for Charles Aznavour in '98. Russ toured as pianist to Frank Sinatra by request from '80-'91- including the Ultimate Event tour with Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin and Liza Minnelli. He served as pianist/accompanist for Liza Minnelli from '82 -'01 and Minnelli's music director and conductor for the highly acclaimed Minnelli on Minnelli National Tour ('00). In '07, Russ appeared as a featured guest on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz on NPR. Since 2003 Russ has been music director/pianist to Rita Moreno and is a regularly featured performer at The Knickerbocker in NYC with Jazz legend Bucky Pizzarelli! (Next appearance there is June 20 and 21 with acclaimed bassist Jay Anderson (Jay appears on the 2013 Grammy Award Winning Best Classical Album with Dawn Upshaw!). His current CD Bird Fly By achieved #1 status on Music Choice, was in their top 10 for over a year, and has received much critical acclaim! On July 26, 2014 Russ's trio will appear with Legendary Jazz saxophonist Phil Woods at the annual JazzPA festival in Bellefonte, PA! Later this year Russ plans to record his 3rd CD as leader. Solo & Trio will be featured.
My new Facebook Fan Page

"You are the best." - Frank Sinatra, '87

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Monday, July 14, 2014

A Note on Luiz Simas

Brazilian/American pianist Luiz Simas is a versatile performer who feels totally at ease with both the music of his native Brazil and the American genres of jazz, ragtime and stride. Keyboard Magazine has described his playing as "sassy, clear and vibrant", and his music as "fresh, smart and witty". His latest CD, Mata Atlantica (Atlantic Forest) Piano Suite, was released by Lydjul Music in 2011.

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Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Note on Luiz Simas

Brazilian/American pianist Luiz Simas is a versatile performer who feels totally at ease with both the music of his native Brazil and the American genres of jazz, ragtime and stride. Keyboard Magazine has described his playing as "sassy, clear and vibrant", and his music as "fresh, smart and witty". His latest CD, Mata Atlantica (Atlantic Forest) Piano Suite, was released by Lydjul Music in 2011.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Note on Luiz Simas

Brazilian/American pianist Luiz Simas is a versatile performer who feels totally at ease with both the music of his native Brazil and the American genres of jazz, ragtime and stride. Keyboard Magazine has described his playing as "sassy, clear and vibrant", and his music as "fresh, smart and witty". His latest CD, Mata Atlantica (Atlantic Forest) Piano Suite, was released by Lydjul Music in 2011.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Thursday, July 17, 2014

A Note on Luiz Simas

Brazilian/American pianist Luiz Simas is a versatile performer who feels totally at ease with both the music of his native Brazil and the American genres of jazz, ragtime and stride. Keyboard Magazine has described his playing as "sassy, clear and vibrant", and his music as "fresh, smart and witty". His latest CD, Mata Atlantica (Atlantic Forest) Piano Suite, was released by Lydjul Music in 2011.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Friday, July 18, 2014

A Note on Luiz Simas

Brazilian/American pianist Luiz Simas is a versatile performer who feels totally at ease with both the music of his native Brazil and the American genres of jazz, ragtime and stride. Keyboard Magazine has described his playing as "sassy, clear and vibrant", and his music as "fresh, smart and witty". His latest CD, Mata Atlantica (Atlantic Forest) Piano Suite, was released by Lydjul Music in 2011.

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Monday, July 21, 2014

A Note on Dona Carter
www.cdbaby.com/donacarter

Pianist, composer, music educator, and mentor to students of all ages, Dona Carter has directed a variety of ensembles - large and small - composing and arranging many original pieces. Recent performances with her band include Cleopatra's Needle, the Hartford/Bushnell concert series and the CUNY Graduate Center. She has performed in a variety of venues, in the United States and abroad often sharing the stage with other outstanding musicians and singers. Her current band includes saxophonist Bill Carter and drummer Dee Ramey. She is also working with performing arts students on the musical Fame. WHCR plays her music on their Sunday night jazz show, where she was a recent guest. Show host Lamon featured her new single release We Share One World sung by Arezer II. Dona Carter has degrees in Music from Columbia University and Lehman College. In addition, her music is available at CDBaby and iTunes, and you can reach her on Facebook. "Playing piano in Bryant Park is one of the happiest parts of my summer."

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Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Note on Dona Carter
www.cdbaby.com/donacarter

Pianist, composer, music educator, and mentor to students of all ages, Dona Carter has directed a variety of ensembles - large and small - composing and arranging many original pieces. Recent performances with her band include Cleopatra's Needle, the Hartford/Bushnell concert series and the CUNY Graduate Center. She has performed in a variety of venues, in the United States and abroad often sharing the stage with other outstanding musicians and singers. Her current band includes saxophonist Bill Carter and drummer Dee Ramey. She is also working with performing arts students on the musical Fame. WHCR plays her music on their Sunday night jazz show, where she was a recent guest. Show host Lamon featured her new single release We Share One World sung by Arezer II. Dona Carter has degrees in Music from Columbia University and Lehman College. In addition, her music is available at CDBaby and iTunes, and you can reach her on Facebook. "Playing piano in Bryant Park is one of the happiest parts of my summer."

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Note on Dona Carter
www.cdbaby.com/donacarter

Pianist, composer, music educator, and mentor to students of all ages, Dona Carter has directed a variety of ensembles - large and small - composing and arranging many original pieces. Recent performances with her band include Cleopatra's Needle, the Hartford/Bushnell concert series and the CUNY Graduate Center. She has performed in a variety of venues, in the United States and abroad often sharing the stage with other outstanding musicians and singers. Her current band includes saxophonist Bill Carter and drummer Dee Ramey. She is also working with performing arts students on the musical Fame. WHCR plays her music on their Sunday night jazz show, where she was a recent guest. Show host Lamon featured her new single release We Share One World sung by Arezer II. Dona Carter has degrees in Music from Columbia University and Lehman College. In addition, her music is available at CDBaby and iTunes, and you can reach her on Facebook. "Playing piano in Bryant Park is one of the happiest parts of my summer."

blog.bryantpark.org

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund