Juilliard to Present Benefit Concert Starring Ron Carter

Guest artists to include Benny Golson, Hubert Laws, Christian McBride and others

Juilliard Jazz will present a benefit evening on March 27 at 8 p.m. in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in celebration of Juilliard faculty member and bassist Ron Carter. “Ron Carter at 75: A Life in Music” includes performances by Carter and an all-star line-up featuring guest artists Carl Allen, Benny Golson, Hubert Laws, Russell Malone, Christian McBride, Mulgrew Miller, Lewis Nash, Buster Williams and others.

The program opens with a bass salute to Carter by Buster Williams, McBride and others, followed by a nonet comprised of Juilliard classical and jazz musicians. Following the salute, Juilliard Jazz Ensembles will perform a few of Carter’s compositions. An ensemble with guests Allen, Golson, Miller, Williams and others will perform next, followed by the Golden Striker Trio with Carter, Malone and Miller.

The program will wrap up with a guest tribute and the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra performing two tunes with Golson, Malone, Nash, Miller and Laws. Carter will close the evening with a bass solo.

The evening benefits Juilliard Jazz and goes towards student scholarships. Benefit tickets, which include a private reception with the artists after the concert, are available through the Juilliard Patron’s Desk at (212) 769-7409 or by e-mail at [email protected].