|Event||Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Annual Gala: Brubeck+Bird at 100|
|Ensemble||JLCO with Wynton Marsalis|
|Date||Wednesday, April 15th, 2020|
|Address||Broadway at 60th|
|Location||New York, NY, United States|
|Admission||Concert-only Tickets: $150, $200|
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This year’s gala, Brubeck+Bird at 100, celebrates the legacy of two jazz greats, Dave Brubeck and Charlie “Yardbird” Parker and will feature a star-studded lineup performing timeless songs from two artists who helped shape and forever change the art form. Anchored by New York’s House Band—the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis—the show features performances by special guests including Benny Green, Sheila Jordan, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Veronica Swift, Norm Lewis, Dianne Reeves, and many more.
The 2020 Jazz at Lincoln Center Ed Bradley Award for Leadership in Jazz will be presented to Jazz at Lincoln Center Board Member Clarence Otis and his wife, Jacqueline L. Bradley. The 2020 Jazz at Lincoln Center Award for Artistic Excellence will be presented to Phil Schaap.
In response to growing concerns about the spread of COVID-19, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Annual Spring Gala, scheduled to take place on April 15 at 8:00 p.m. will now be held as a virtual Gala, a “Concert for Our Culture” freely broadcast to audiences globally thanks to the support of Gala honorees Clarence Otis and Jacqueline Bradley; JALC’s Chair Robert Appel and the rest of the JALC Board; and other key donors. Against the backdrop of the New York City skyline, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with special guests will perform in The Appel Room an evening of music celebrating the centennial of jazz icons Charlie “Bird” Parker and Dave Brubeck.
- Carlos Henriquez – bass
- Dan Nimmer – piano
- Ryan Kisor – trumpet
- Kenny Rampton – trumpet
- Marcus Printup – trumpet
- Elliot Mason – trombone
- Chris Crenshaw – trombone
- Vincent Gardner – trombone
- Victor Goines – tenor sax, soprano sax, clarinet, bass clarinet
- Ted Nash – alto sax, soprano sax, clarinet, flute, piccolo
- Sherman Irby – alto sax, soprano sax, clarinet, flute
- Camille Thurman – tenor sax, soprano sax, flute
- Paul Nedzela – baritone sax, bass clarinet