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Bill Charlap: Uptown-Downtown

A Solo Piano Performance

September 26 | 7:30 pm

- $25 - $30
The Old Church

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Grammy® Award-winning pianist Bill Charlap has performed with many of the leading artists of our time including Phil Woods, Tony Bennett, Gerry Mulligan, Wynton Marsalis, Freddy Cole and Houston Person. Born in New York City, Charlap began playing the piano at age three. In 1997 Charlap formed his trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, now recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. He soon signed to Blue Note Records and received two Grammy® Award nominations, for Somewhere: The Songs of Leonard Bernstein and The Bill Charlap Trio: Live at the Village Vanguard. In 2017, he celebrated his 13th year as Artistic Director of New York City’s Jazz in July Festival at 92Y and he has produced concerts for Jazz at Lincoln Center, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Chicago Symphony Center and the Hollywood Bowl. For this performance, Charlap will be performing solo piano where his virtuosity, skill and technique will be allowed to take center stage.

Charlap’s touch on the keyboard is light, almost stealthy, even when playing full chords, but always firm, clear and beautifully articulated.” – The Guardian