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November 2017

A Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie at Performing Arts Center at Purchase

November 4, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm EDT
The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY 10577 United States
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Jazz at The Center celebrates the life and music of Dizzy Gillespie in the centennial year of his birth with a "Triumph of Trumpets," featuring trumpeter Jon Faddis and an all-star line-up of today’s great jazz artists. Featuring: Jon Faddis, trumpet and leader Conservatory of Music Jazz Studies faculty, Professor and Director of Jazz Performance David Hazeltine, piano Conservatory of Music Jazz Studies faculty, Visiting Affiliate Artist (part-time) Todd Coolman, bass Conservatory of Music Jazz Studies faculty, Professor (part-time), former…

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March 2018

Jazz Picnic in the Park

March 11

Mayor Richard J. Kaplan and the City of Lauderhill are proud to present another season of Jazz Picnic in the Park. Please join us for live music and family fun from some of the best local bands in the area. The Event is FREE.

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April 2018

Matt Wilson’s “Honey & Salt” Project

April 21

Let's just say that drummer/percussionist Matt Wilson never disappoints. It's as if he always has something up his sleeve, reminding us of one of the great American philosophers, Bullwinkle The Moose, who would roll up (actually tear off) his sleeve and say, "Hey Rocky! Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!" Which it wasn't, rather, it was some kind of ferocious animal head. Wilson just may be the musical equivalent of that. His first Columbia appearance dates to…

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Sammons Center 30th Anniversary Concert

April 27

The Sammons Center celebrates its 30th anniversary with a special concert at Moody Performance Hall. Arlington Jones & The Brethren, led by Sammons Jazz Artistic Director, composer, and Steinway Artist Arlington Jones, opens the concert with an exciting set of original sounds. Internationally-acclaimed jazz vocalist/pianist Diane Schuur leads her ensemble in a memorable second set that showcases both her expansive vocal range and the rich stylings of jazz. The Grammy Award-winning Schuur, blind since her premature birth, is also respected…

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