From McCarter Theatre Center: “2018 Jazz in June Festival”

From McCarter Theatre Center

McCarter’s First JAZZ IN JUNE Festival
Join us in the intimate Berlind Theatre for four performances that celebrate three generations of the jazz piano combo!

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enjoy a complimentary glass of wine at the June 8 performance.

The [new]Bad Plus
June 8, 2018 – 8PM


Reid Anderson, bass
Orrin Evans, piano
David King, drums

For 17 years, The Bad Plus has defied categorization, embracing sonic adventure with new-millennium rhythms and succulent harmonic flights. This intensely collaborative trio has constantly searched for rules to break and boundaries to cross, bridging genres and techniques in their trademark specialty: deconstructing songs from the pop/rock and R&B worlds, mixing the sensibilities of post-60s jazz and indie rock.


The Joey Alexander Trio
June 9, 2018 – 8PM


Kendrick Scott, drums
Kris Funn, bass

Celebrating his 15th birthday this summer, Joey Alexander set the jazz world agog three years ago with his keyboard genius. Born on island of Bali in Indonesia, he began teaching himself to play piano at the age of six, and has been wowing critics and fellow musicians ever since his US debut at Lincoln Center in 2014 at the age of 11.


Christian Sands
June 14, 2018 – 8PM


Eric Wheeler, bass
Caio Afune, percussion
Jerome Jennings, drums

Christian Sands is already an emerging force with five Grammy nominations at age 28. His stylistic range includes everything from stride piano and swing to be-bop, progressive jazz, fusion, Brazilian, and Afro-Cuban. Sands expresses himself through an extensive vocabulary of patterns, textures, and structures, which The New York Times called “groove-drenched, gospelly and smartly plotted.”


Fred Hersch Trio
June 15, 2018 – 8PM


John Hébert, bass
Eric McPherson, drums

When you talk about today’s indispensable jazz pianists, one name leads every list—Fred Hersch. For over forty years, he has continued to invent the standard jazz repertoire, with ten Grammy nominations (including two this year) not to mention 52 recordings as composer, bandleader, and theatrical conceptualist/innovator of individualistic jazz.


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