New Jazz Standards and Nuevo Jazz Latino Coming to JALC

Shows set for May 16-17

Jazz at Lincoln Center will present back-to-back thematic shows on May 16-17 at the Appel Room: New Jazz Standards and Nuevo Jazz Latino.

The details follow:

New Jazz Standards
May 16, 2014, 7pm
May 17, 9:30pm
New Jazz Standards features an ensemble of composer-performers who have written new works specifically for this collaboration. Songwriters include Tin Hat violinist Carla Kihlstedt, pianist-composer Guillermo Klein, tenorman Bill McHenry, the Bad Plus bassist Reid Anderson and drummer Eric Harland.

Nuevo Jazz Latino
May 16, 2014: 9:30pm
May 17, 7pm

Bill McHenry
By Jack Vartoogian
Reid Anderson of The Bad Plus at the 2010 Rosslyn Jazz Festival
By Lee Mergner
Guillermo Klein
Dafnis Prieto

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Nuevo Jazz Latino features an ensemble of a decidedly Afro-Cuban orientation, whose members have written new works specifically for this freshly-assembled collaboration. Songwriters include Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra bassist Carlos Henriquez, a Bronx native, and four Cubans: pianist Elio Villafranca, saxophonist Yosvany Terry, drummer (and MacArthur Award winner) Dafnis Prieto, and conguero-vocalist Pedrito Martinez.

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