Manhattan School of Music's Spring Performance Offerings March and April 2016
MSM Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra Quisqueya la bella: March 28 & April 4
Friday, March 28 at 7:30 & 9:30 PM (Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center – tickets: jazz.org/dizzys or 212 258 9595)
Monday, April 4 at 7:30 PM (Borden Auditorium – free of charge, no tickets required)
A night celebrating the music of the Dominican Republic with The Manhattan School of Music (MSM) Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra under the direction of multi-Grammy nominated jazz percussionist and drummer Bobby Sanabria. Two performances: at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center and at the John C. Borden Auditorium at Manhattan School of Music.
MSM Jazz Orchestra Stan Kenton's Contemporary Concepts: April 1 & April 11
Friday, April 1 at 7:30 PM (Borden Auditorium – free of charge, no tickets required)
Monday, April 11 at 7:30 & 9:30 PM (Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center – tickets at jazz.org/dizzys or 212 258 9595)
The MSM Jazz Orchestra – under the direction of Justin DiCioccio (MM '71) – plays the brassy, swinging sounds of 1955's Contemporary Concepts by innovative composer and band leader Stan Kenton, marking the 60th anniversary of this influential recording. Arrangements by Bill Holman and Gerry Mulligan.
Vinyl Live!: MSM Jazz Arts Vocal Combos: March 29 & April 26
· Tuesday, March 29, 7–9 PM: Theo Bleckmann presents Music of the '50s and '60s
· APR 26, 7–9 PM: Gretchen Parlato presents Music of the '70s and '80s
Vinyl Live! is a jazz vocal residency on two Tuesday nights this spring, showcasing up-and-coming jazz vocalists and instrumentalists from Manhattan School of Music's Jazz Arts Program. Performances at 55 Bar, the landmark, prohibition-era Greenwich Village jazz club – one of the city's most beloved jazz venues and a favorite room for emerging and A-list jazz performers alike.
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