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“Jazz in July” at 92nd St. Y Celebrates Corea, Van Heusen, Waller and Goodman

Shows to feature Harry Allen, Freddy Cole, Anat Cohen, others

Chick Corea at CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival
Fats Waller

92nd Street Y’s six-night festival, Jazz in July, will feature three dozen performers paying tribute to jazz legends like Jimmy Van Heusen, Benny Goodman and Chick Corea. The 29th annual summer festival, coordinated by artistic director Bill Charlap, takes place in New York City July 16-25.

The fest kicks off July 16 with a selection of Fats Waller tunes performed by pianist Rossano Sportiello, singer Carol Woods, clarinetist Anat Cohen and other musical talents. Celebrating the music of Jimmy van Heusen, July 17’s show highlights Harry Allen on tenor saxophone and the vocals of Dena DeRose and Freddy Cole. Trumpeter Brian Lynch, tenor saxophonist Jimmy Greene and alto saxophonist Jon Gordon join six other musicians to honor the legends of West Coast jazz July 18.

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