Jazz Series

Blakeford Jazz Series

Dee Dee Bridgewater & Bill Charlap

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

2/28

Friday8:00 PM

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GRAMMY® and Tony Award-winning vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater puts her unique spin on standards and jazz classics. This fearless voyager, explorer, pioneer and keeper of tradition will be joined by Bill Charlap, one of today’s leading jazz pianists. Together, for one very special evening, they’ll explore a wide range of material with impeccable style, skill and sensitivity.

 

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Blakeford Jazz Series

The Hot Sardines

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

4/24

Friday8:00 PM

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Formed over a mutual love of Fats Waller, Dinah Washington, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday, New York City’s The Hot Sardines bring a contemporary flair to classic jazz. This vivacious ensemble offers a singular mix of standards and modern-day hits, all brought to life with brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies and the lilting vocals of chanteuse Elizabeth Bougerol.

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Blakeford Jazz Series

Gregory Porter

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

6/5

Friday8:00 PM

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GRAMMY®-winning vocalist Gregory Porter and his band return to the Schermerhorn following their sold-out engagement in 2015. With his captivating baritone voice, this soulful singer and musical storyteller expertly captures the emotions and intellect of every lyric he delivers, while his poignant songwriting transforms the personal into the universal.

 

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