The French-American Jazz Exchange fosters the development of jazz artists from France and the United States through the support of jointly conceived projects that encourage artistic exploration, provide exposure to new audiences, and initiate new and strengthen existing professional relationships between artists from the participating countries.
Grover’s material stands the test of time when in the hands of Grammy Award winning producer and keyboardist Jason Miles. Known for work with Miles Davis, Luther Vandross and Sting among so many others, Miles has now become a principle curator of recent, mostly urban music culture that captivates audiences whose favor for the catalogs of Marvin Gaye, Ivan Lins, and now Sly & The Family Stone attest to the Jason Miles handling of the material.
Kind Of New is a superb album suffused with the sound and spirit of Miles Davis. But this is no pastiche – producer/keyboardist Jason Miles and trumpeter Ingrid Jensen stamp their own voices on an array of melodies, harmonies and rhythms, that hit both the head and the heart.
A brand new tour featuring three of the most dynamic names in jazz. Join Lynne Arriale, Grace Kelly, and Charenee Wade as they come together to celebrate some of their sources of artistic inspiration–Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln and Joni Mitchell, sharing their unique reinterpretations of popular classics with passion, soul and sensitivity in a magical evening of empathetic collaboration. The quintet is rounded out with Evan Gregor on bass and Ross Pederson on drums.
Reimagining Benny Goodman – Celebrating the 80th anniversary of the historic Palomar Ballroom concert that ushered in the swing era, Oran Etkin brings together Steve Nelson, Matt Wilson, and Sullivan Fortner for a creative homage to the groundbreaking quartet of Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Teddy Wilson and Gene Krupa of the 1930s.
A tribute to the songs of Julie Andrews. Practically Perfect is a musical review that celebrates her songs in the way that people love her best, as part of the musicals she made famous.
The Buddy Holly Experience. Re-invents the ordinary tribute show with an electrifying, high-energy, rock n’ roll extravaganza featuring a dead-ringer for the legendary rocker. Backed by the rockin’ Rave On Band, their incredible musicianship helps ignite the stage and breathe new life into the music of Buddy Holly.
The Official Gershwin Concert Experience. A multimedia concert event celebrating the ingenious music and legacy of George and Ira Gershwin.
…one of today’s premiere bassists on the international jazz scene, with his reputation firmly established in the education arena, now adds composition to his vitae.
… is a Raymond and Beverly Sackler Award Winning Jazz Composition Commission that was inspired by the sculptures of the artist Elizabeth Catlett. This project was composed by Internationally renowned Jazz Bassist Rufus Reid.
A TRIBUTE to the Songs of CAROLE KING. In the wake of the success of the hit Broadway musical “Beautiful,” Tonight You’re Mine delivers an experience audiences are clamoring for by gathering the songs of one of the most legendary songwriters and hit-makers of all time.
The Interactive Beatles Experience. This amazing group, anchored by brothers Billy, Ryan and Matthew McGuigan, does away the worn out “tribute” format of bad wigs and fake accents. Instead, they perform as themselves and leave the song choices completely in the hands of the audience.