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Cosby Hosts Night of Jazz and Comedy at JALC

On October 21 Bill Cosby (pictured) will host “Stand Up for Jazz,” a special concert performance incorporating Cosby’s humor with the music of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (LCJO) in New York City. The event will take place in the Rose Theater in Jaz at Lincoln Center’s new home, Frederick P. Rose Hall. Tickets for this performance are $10, $30, $50, $70, $85, $100, $115 and $150 and are available at the new Jazz at Lincoln Center box office on Broadway at 60th St., by calling CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500 or via www.jalc.org.

Actor, comedian, composer, author and jazz lover Bill Cosby will serve as master of ceremonies, complementing the LCJO’s performance with his comedy. The LCJO will perform original compositions as well as famous works by jazz masters. On the evolution of his own style of comedy, Mr. Cosby states that he was drawn at an early age to the masters of jazz: Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Mingus and Miles Davis. Through their musical example, Mr. Cosby learned to emulate in comedy their ability to take an idea and continually find new and innovative ways of expressing the same theme.

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