The 92nd Street Y on New York’s Upper East Side will host its 36th Jazz in July Festival this summer. Under the artistic direction of Grammy Award-winning pianist Bill Charlap, a diverse range of artists will take the stage—each for one night only—from Tuesday, July 21 through Thursday, July 30.
Among the highlights: singer Ann Hampton Callaway and saxophonist Lew Tabackin (making his first Jazz in July appearance) will lead a tribute to the songs of Lerner and Loewe; vocalist Veronica Swift, voted Best New Artist in JazzTimes‘ 2019 Readers’ Poll, will take on the music of Dave Brubeck and Gerry Mulligan; NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater will sing with Charlap’s regular trio; and a very special sextet of Charlap, saxophonist Joe Lovano, trumpeter Jon Faddis, trumpeter Anat Cohen, bassist John Patitucci, and drummer Lewis Nash will close the festival in grand fashion.
A full schedule is below; visit the 92nd St. Y website for more information.
Tuesday, Jul. 21, 7:30 p.m.
WE COULD SWING ALL NIGHT: The Songs of Lerner & Loewe
Ann Hampton Callaway, vocals / Bill Charlap, piano / Jeremy Pelt, trumpet / Lew Tabackin, tenor sax / Ken Peplowski, clarinet / Ben Wolfe, bass / Aaron Kimmel, drums
Wednesday, Jul. 22, 7:30 p.m.
BRUBECK & MULLIGAN: Take Two
Veronica Swift, vocals / Bill Charlap, piano / Ted Rosenthal, piano / Frank Basile, baritone sax / Jon Gordon, alto sax / Brandon Lee, trumpet / Noriko Ueda, bass /Joe Farnsworth, drums
Thursday, Jul. 23, 7:30 p.m.
AT LAST: The Harry Warren Songbook
Sandy Stewart, vocals / Harry Allen, tenor sax / Warren Vaché, trumpet / Steve Wilson, alto sax / Renee Rosnes, piano / Bill Charlap, piano / Sean Smith, bass /Dennis Mackrel, drums
Tuesday, Jul. 28, 7:30 p.m.
DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER MEETS THE BILL CHARLAP TRIO
Dee Dee Bridgewater, vocals / Bill Charlap, piano / Peter Washington, bass / Kenny Washington, drums
Wednesday, Jul. 29, 7:30 p.m.
PIANO’S NEW GIANTS
Sullivan Fortner, piano / Aaron Diehl, piano / Miki Yamanaka, piano / Emmet Cohen, piano / Bill Charlap, piano / David Wong, bass / Carl Allen, drums
Thursday, Jul. 30, 7:30 p.m.
JAZZ IN JULY ALL-STAR BLOWOUT!
Joe Lovano, tenor sax / Jon Faddis, trumpet / Anat Cohen, clarinet / Bill Charlap, piano / John Pattitucci, bass / Lewis Nash, drums