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From The Wall Street Journal: “Hot Summertime Swing”

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By WILL FRIEDWALD
JULY 19, 2011

“On Tuesday, pianist Bill Charlap will open the annual Jazz in July series at the 92nd Street Y. It will be his seventh year at the helm of the two-week festival, which was launched in 1985 by Dick Hyman, yet the circumstances under which the event’s six concerts are presented today are vastly different from those in Mr. Hyman’s day.

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‘ When Dick Hyman asked me if I want to take over, he said, Do this your way, don’t feel like you have to continue what I’ve been doing,’ Mr. Charlap said, acknowledging that the series has jumped ahead a generation since his appointment as its artistic director, from a traditional jazz outlook to a bebop base. ‘ Still,’ he said, ‘ the goal with everything we do is to swing. But I’m having a lot of fun with it. It becomes easier every year.’ ”

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