It’s a pleasure to be in an ensemble formed by rising star of jazz piano, Aaron Diehl. This tour called “Jelly and George” is a tribute to early 20th century piano and composer legends Jelly Roll Morton and George Gershwin.
The full New Orleans style band features an extraordinary vocalist, Cecile McLorin Salvant as well a second piano virtuoso, Adam Birnbaum.
Saturday, Mar 4, 2017 (7:30pm)
Storyville Centennial With Reginald Robinson @ The Musical Offering (Evanston, IL)
It has been several years since I crossed paths with pianist and MacArthur Fellow, Reginald Robinson. The Jelly & George tour left a window for this special concert in Evanston, Illinois. Robinson, a specialist in classic ragtime helps me celebrate the centenary of Storyville, the fabled red light district of New Orleans where ragtime first began its evolution into Jazz.
The Musical Offering is a music school with an intimate, beautiful recital hall. Seating is very limited for this special, all-ages concert.
March 25, 2017: Aaron Diehl at Snug Harbor, New Orleans
Following his Jelly & George tour, I will have the opportunity to host Aaron Diehl in New Orleans. Coming to town to record with me for my Gottschalk collaboration with French composer, Yohan Giaume, Aaron will appear for one night at Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro. I’m sure he and I will reprise some of the Jelly Roll Morton pieces we’ve been playing around the country, but there will be surprises and special guests on hand as well. Don’t miss this phenomenal young pianist.
I’m looking forward to this return engagement to Hilton Head’s intimate Jazz Corner, one of the best listening rooms in the country. This trip features the duo collaboration with stride piano virtuoso, Ehud Asherie. Vocalist Hilary Gardner joins us to add some class and context to selections from the great American songwriters in a weekend that will emphasize the legacy of piano-playing composers from Jelly-Roll Morton, to Bud Powell.
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Place: The Jazz Corner, The Village at Wexford C-1, Hilton Head, SC
Date & Time: Friday, March 31 & Saturday, April 1, 2017 8pm-11pm
Friday, April 14, 2017
Whisper of a Shadow: Homage to Louis Moreau Gottschalk Fisher Center @ Bard College, Presented by Catskill Jazz Factory
French composer, musicologist and trumpet-man Yohan Giaume examines the oeuvre of New Orleans pianist, Louis Moreau Gottschalk. This special concert features new arrangements by Giaume for rhythm section featuring Ehud Asherie and a string quartet led by Ruben Kodheli.
Place: Fisher Center at Bard College,
Date & Time: Friday, 14 April, 8pm
Line-Up: Evan Christopher (clarinet)
Yohan Giaume (trumpet)
Ehud Asherie (piano)
Ruben Kodheli string quartet
It was nice enough for journalist Larry Blumenfeld to check out the newest Clarinet Road CD, but extremely flattering for him to take the time to write this piece for Jazziz Magazine.
Check it out here.