JALC to Present New Jazz Standards/New Jazz Frontiers Concerts

Ten artists will collaborate for the first time Dec. 19-20

Anthony Wilson
Edmar Castaneda in performance at the 2014 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival

Ten artists will collaborate for the first time to debut new works in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room (Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street) on Dec. 19 and 20. In these two concerts, part of the A Side/B Side series, New Jazz Standards and New Jazz Frontiers, artists-composers debut new works written specifically for these freshly assembled groups.

The participants for New Jazz Standards on Dec. 19, at 7 and 9:30 p.m., will be guitarist Anthony Wilson, saxophonist Jonathan Ragonese, pianist Amina Figarova, bassist Ben Wolfe and drummer Clarence Penn.

For New Jazz Frontiers on Dec. 20, at 7 and 9:30, the performers will be Orlando “Maraca” Valle, the youngest Cuban artist ever nominated for a Grammy award, harpist Edmar Castanada, pianist Ed Simon, bassist Luques Curtis and drummer and percussionist Daniel Freedman.

These concerts will stream live in high-definition audio and video for free via jazz.org/live. The concerts will also be available on Livestream’s mobile and connected TV applications with real-time DVR, chat, photos and other materials available to fans worldwide.

Tickets can be purchased through jazz.org or via CenterCharge at 212-721-6500.

Jeff Tamarkin

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Jeff Tamarkin is the former editor of Goldmine, CMJ, Relix, and Global Rhythm. As a writer he has contributed to the New York Daily News, JazzTimes, Boston Phoenix, Harp, Mojo, Newsday, Billboard, and many other publications. He is the author of the book Got a Revolution: The Turbulent Flight of Jefferson Airplane and has contributed to The Guinness Companion to Popular Music, All Music Guide, and several other encyclopedias. He has also served as a consultant to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, NARAS, National Geographic Online, and Music Club Records.