Piano in Bryant Park

Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and say yeah to weekday performances of ragtime, jazz, boogie-woogie, and stride piano in Bryant Park.

Piano in Bryant Park is produced in partnership with the Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians, Sam Ash Music Stores, and Jazz Center of New York.

Monday, May 12, 2014

A Note on Todd Robbins:


Todd Robbins plays Ragtime and classic Tin Pan Alley songs. He is often heard on Monday nights playing piano with Woody Allen's Jazz Band and has recorded two albums with that group.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A Note on Todd Robbins:


Todd Robbins plays Ragtime and classic Tin Pan Alley songs. He is often heard on Monday nights playing piano with Woody Allen's Jazz Band and has recorded two albums with that group.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A Note on Todd Robbins:


Todd Robbins plays Ragtime and classic Tin Pan Alley songs. He is often heard on Monday nights playing piano with Woody Allen's Jazz Band and has recorded two albums with that group.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Thursday, May 15, 2014

A Note on Todd Robbins:


Todd Robbins plays Ragtime and classic Tin Pan Alley songs. He is often heard on Monday nights playing piano with Woody Allen's Jazz Band and has recorded two albums with that group.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Friday, May 16, 2014

A Note on Todd Robbins:


Todd Robbins plays Ragtime and classic Tin Pan Alley songs. He is often heard on Monday nights playing piano with Woody Allen's Jazz Band and has recorded two albums with that group.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Monday, May 19, 2014

A Note on Sue Maskaleris:

Pianist, singer, composer, lyricist, arranger and producer Sue Maskaleris has performed worldwide solo and as bandleader for over three decades. Her CD, Unbreakable Heart, features jazz legends Eddie Gomez, Lenny White, Mark Murphy and others on her songs and has received airplay worldwide. Sue's follow up CD is nearly done. She has a seemingly endless repertoire of songs and styles, but Brazilian jazz and jazz are her favorites. Her music has been the ticket to such remote ports as Easter Island, Oman, Vietnam and hundreds more. She has worked in fine hotels in Ireland, Switzerland and throughout Sweden. NYC favorites include Damrosch Park, the Blue Note, Iridium. Stateside: Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, Spoleto Festival, SC, and clubs in Georgia and California. Among composers Sue has worked with: Bacharach, Taj Mahal; jazz legends she has backed up include Annie Ross and Abbey Lincoln; Broadway stars LaChanze, Lillias White; and movie/TV stars Cybill Shepherd and Philip Michael Thomas. Sue has played electric violin, Brazilian guitar, 5-string bass and sings in 6 languages.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

A Note on Sue Maskaleris:

Pianist, singer, composer, lyricist, arranger and producer Sue Maskaleris has performed worldwide solo and as bandleader for over three decades. Her CD, Unbreakable Heart, features jazz legends Eddie Gomez, Lenny White, Mark Murphy and others on her songs and has received airplay worldwide. Sue's follow up CD is nearly done. She has a seemingly endless repertoire of songs and styles, but Brazilian jazz and jazz are her favorites. Her music has been the ticket to such remote ports as Easter Island, Oman, Vietnam and hundreds more. She has worked in fine hotels in Ireland, Switzerland and throughout Sweden. NYC favorites include Damrosch Park, the Blue Note, Iridium. Stateside: Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, Spoleto Festival, SC, and clubs in Georgia and California. Among composers Sue has worked with: Bacharach, Taj Mahal; jazz legends she has backed up include Annie Ross and Abbey Lincoln; Broadway stars LaChanze, Lillias White; and movie/TV stars Cybill Shepherd and Philip Michael Thomas. Sue has played electric violin, Brazilian guitar, 5-string bass and sings in 6 languages.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A Note on Sue Maskaleris:

Pianist, singer, composer, lyricist, arranger and producer Sue Maskaleris has performed worldwide solo and as bandleader for over three decades. Her CD, Unbreakable Heart, features jazz legends Eddie Gomez, Lenny White, Mark Murphy and others on her songs and has received airplay worldwide. Sue's follow up CD is nearly done. She has a seemingly endless repertoire of songs and styles, but Brazilian jazz and jazz are her favorites. Her music has been the ticket to such remote ports as Easter Island, Oman, Vietnam and hundreds more. She has worked in fine hotels in Ireland, Switzerland and throughout Sweden. NYC favorites include Damrosch Park, the Blue Note, Iridium. Stateside: Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, Spoleto Festival, SC, and clubs in Georgia and California. Among composers Sue has worked with: Bacharach, Taj Mahal; jazz legends she has backed up include Annie Ross and Abbey Lincoln; Broadway stars LaChanze, Lillias White; and movie/TV stars Cybill Shepherd and Philip Michael Thomas. Sue has played electric violin, Brazilian guitar, 5-string bass and sings in 6 languages.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Thursday, May 22, 2014

A Note on Sue Maskaleris:

Pianist, singer, composer, lyricist, arranger and producer Sue Maskaleris has performed worldwide solo and as bandleader for over three decades. Her CD, Unbreakable Heart, features jazz legends Eddie Gomez, Lenny White, Mark Murphy and others on her songs and has received airplay worldwide. Sue's follow up CD is nearly done. She has a seemingly endless repertoire of songs and styles, but Brazilian jazz and jazz are her favorites. Her music has been the ticket to such remote ports as Easter Island, Oman, Vietnam and hundreds more. She has worked in fine hotels in Ireland, Switzerland and throughout Sweden. NYC favorites include Damrosch Park, the Blue Note, Iridium. Stateside: Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, Spoleto Festival, SC, and clubs in Georgia and California. Among composers Sue has worked with: Bacharach, Taj Mahal; jazz legends she has backed up include Annie Ross and Abbey Lincoln; Broadway stars LaChanze, Lillias White; and movie/TV stars Cybill Shepherd and Philip Michael Thomas. Sue has played electric violin, Brazilian guitar, 5-string bass and sings in 6 languages.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Friday, May 23, 2014

A Note on Sue Maskaleris:

Pianist, singer, composer, lyricist, arranger and producer Sue Maskaleris has performed worldwide solo and as bandleader for over three decades. Her CD, Unbreakable Heart, features jazz legends Eddie Gomez, Lenny White, Mark Murphy and others on her songs and has received airplay worldwide. Sue's follow up CD is nearly done. She has a seemingly endless repertoire of songs and styles, but Brazilian jazz and jazz are her favorites. Her music has been the ticket to such remote ports as Easter Island, Oman, Vietnam and hundreds more. She has worked in fine hotels in Ireland, Switzerland and throughout Sweden. NYC favorites include Damrosch Park, the Blue Note, Iridium. Stateside: Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, Spoleto Festival, SC, and clubs in Georgia and California. Among composers Sue has worked with: Bacharach, Taj Mahal; jazz legends she has backed up include Annie Ross and Abbey Lincoln; Broadway stars LaChanze, Lillias White; and movie/TV stars Cybill Shepherd and Philip Michael Thomas. Sue has played electric violin, Brazilian guitar, 5-string bass and sings in 6 languages.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Monday, May 26, 2014

A Note on Joel Forrester:

Joel Forrester is a contemporary two-handed piano player, essaying the stride, boogie-woogie, and trance styles. He wrote the theme to NPR's Fresh Air, studied composition with Thelonious Monk, co-founded the Microscopic Septet, and did music for the early films of Andy Warhol. On the first Sunday evening of each month, Joel plays for silent movies (of his own choosing) at the Gershwin Hotel. The Microscopic Septet has been selected to play at the Berlin International Jazz Festival, this coming November. And Joel's quintet will perform in August at the Celesteval in the French village of Auxillac.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A Note on Joel Forrester:

Joel Forrester is a contemporary two-handed piano player, essaying the stride, boogie-woogie, and trance styles. He wrote the theme to NPR's Fresh Air, studied composition with Thelonious Monk, co-founded the Microscopic Septet, and did music for the early films of Andy Warhol. On the first Sunday evening of each month, Joel plays for silent movies (of his own choosing) at the Gershwin Hotel. The Microscopic Septet has been selected to play at the Berlin International Jazz Festival, this coming November. And Joel's quintet will perform in August at the Celesteval in the French village of Auxillac.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Note on Joel Forrester:

Joel Forrester is a contemporary two-handed piano player, essaying the stride, boogie-woogie, and trance styles. He wrote the theme to NPR's Fresh Air, studied composition with Thelonious Monk, co-founded the Microscopic Septet, and did music for the early films of Andy Warhol. On the first Sunday evening of each month, Joel plays for silent movies (of his own choosing) at the Gershwin Hotel. The Microscopic Septet has been selected to play at the Berlin International Jazz Festival, this coming November. And Joel's quintet will perform in August at the Celesteval in the French village of Auxillac.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Thursday, May 29, 2014

A Note on Joel Forrester:

Joel Forrester is a contemporary two-handed piano player, essaying the stride, boogie-woogie, and trance styles. He wrote the theme to NPR's Fresh Air, studied composition with Thelonious Monk, co-founded the Microscopic Septet, and did music for the early films of Andy Warhol. On the first Sunday evening of each month, Joel plays for silent movies (of his own choosing) at the Gershwin Hotel. The Microscopic Septet has been selected to play at the Berlin International Jazz Festival, this coming November. And Joel's quintet will perform in August at the Celesteval in the French village of Auxillac.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Friday, May 30, 2014

A Note on Joel Forrester:

Joel Forrester is a contemporary two-handed piano player, essaying the stride, boogie-woogie, and trance styles. He wrote the theme to NPR's Fresh Air, studied composition with Thelonious Monk, co-founded the Microscopic Septet, and did music for the early films of Andy Warhol. On the first Sunday evening of each month, Joel plays for silent movies (of his own choosing) at the Gershwin Hotel. The Microscopic Septet has been selected to play at the Berlin International Jazz Festival, this coming November. And Joel's quintet will perform in August at the Celesteval in the French village of Auxillac.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Monday, June 2, 2014

A Note on Terry Waldo:

Ragtime expert & stride pianist, Terry Waldo is the protege of the late Eubie Blake. He has produced over 40 albums and written the definitive book on ragtime, This is Ragtime - republished recently by Jazz At Lincoln Center with a new introduction by Wynton Marsalis. His 26-part radio series with the same title, produced for National Public Radio, fueled the 1970's ragtime revival.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A Note on Terry Waldo:

Ragtime expert & stride pianist, Terry Waldo is the protege of the late Eubie Blake. He has produced over 40 albums and written the definitive book on ragtime, This is Ragtime - republished recently by Jazz At Lincoln Center with a new introduction by Wynton Marsalis. His 26-part radio series with the same title, produced for National Public Radio, fueled the 1970's ragtime revival.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A Note on Terry Waldo:

Ragtime expert & stride pianist, Terry Waldo is the protege of the late Eubie Blake. He has produced over 40 albums and written the definitive book on ragtime, This is Ragtime - republished recently by Jazz At Lincoln Center with a new introduction by Wynton Marsalis. His 26-part radio series with the same title, produced for National Public Radio, fueled the 1970's ragtime revival.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Thursday, June 5, 2014

A Note on Terry Waldo:

Ragtime expert & stride pianist, Terry Waldo is the protege of the late Eubie Blake. He has produced over 40 albums and written the definitive book on ragtime, This is Ragtime - republished recently by Jazz At Lincoln Center with a new introduction by Wynton Marsalis. His 26-part radio series with the same title, produced for National Public Radio, fueled the 1970's ragtime revival.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Friday, June 6, 2014

A Note on Terry Waldo:

Ragtime expert & stride pianist, Terry Waldo is the protege of the late Eubie Blake. He has produced over 40 albums and written the definitive book on ragtime, This is Ragtime - republished recently by Jazz At Lincoln Center with a new introduction by Wynton Marsalis. His 26-part radio series with the same title, produced for National Public Radio, fueled the 1970's ragtime revival.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Monday, June 9, 2014

A Note on Jon Weber

Jazz pianist Jon Weber has recorded and toured all over the world, winning numerous accolades for performance and composition - and scoring extensively for television since 1987. Gary Burton, Roy Hargrove, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, and Avishai Cohen have all recorded Jon's music. His newest critically-acclaimed release, Simple Complex, rose to #1. Jon lives in New York City and hosts NPR's Piano Jazz Rising Stars, after frequently serving as guest host for Marian McPartland on NPR's Piano Jazz.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A Note on Jon Weber

Jazz pianist Jon Weber has recorded and toured all over the world, winning numerous accolades for performance and composition - and scoring extensively for television since 1987. Gary Burton, Roy Hargrove, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, and Avishai Cohen have all recorded Jon's music. His newest critically-acclaimed release, Simple Complex, rose to #1. Jon lives in New York City and hosts NPR's Piano Jazz Rising Stars, after frequently serving as guest host for Marian McPartland on NPR's Piano Jazz.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A Note on Jon Weber

Jazz pianist Jon Weber has recorded and toured all over the world, winning numerous accolades for performance and composition - and scoring extensively for television since 1987. Gary Burton, Roy Hargrove, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, and Avishai Cohen have all recorded Jon's music. His newest critically-acclaimed release, Simple Complex, rose to #1. Jon lives in New York City and hosts NPR's Piano Jazz Rising Stars, after frequently serving as guest host for Marian McPartland on NPR's Piano Jazz.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Thursday, June 12, 2014

A Note on Jon Weber

Jazz pianist Jon Weber has recorded and toured all over the world, winning numerous accolades for performance and composition - and scoring extensively for television since 1987. Gary Burton, Roy Hargrove, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, and Avishai Cohen have all recorded Jon's music. His newest critically-acclaimed release, Simple Complex, rose to #1. Jon lives in New York City and hosts NPR's Piano Jazz Rising Stars, after frequently serving as guest host for Marian McPartland on NPR's Piano Jazz.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Friday, June 13, 2014

A Note on Jon Weber

Jazz pianist Jon Weber has recorded and toured all over the world, winning numerous accolades for performance and composition - and scoring extensively for television since 1987. Gary Burton, Roy Hargrove, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, and Avishai Cohen have all recorded Jon's music. His newest critically-acclaimed release, Simple Complex, rose to #1. Jon lives in New York City and hosts NPR's Piano Jazz Rising Stars, after frequently serving as guest host for Marian McPartland on NPR's Piano Jazz.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Monday, June 16, 2014

A Note on Deanna Witkowski

Winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition and a past guest on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz, Deanna Witkowski brings an exuberance and vitality of spirit to her fusions of jazz, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, and classical music. "Witkowski's playing is consistently thrilling” (All Music Guide).

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A Note on Deanna Witkowski

Winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition and a past guest on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz, Deanna Witkowski brings an exuberance and vitality of spirit to her fusions of jazz, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, and classical music. "Witkowski's playing is consistently thrilling” (All Music Guide).

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A Note on Deanna Witkowski

Winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition and a past guest on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz, Deanna Witkowski brings an exuberance and vitality of spirit to her fusions of jazz, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, and classical music. "Witkowski's playing is consistently thrilling” (All Music Guide).

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Thursday, June 19, 2014

A Note on Deanna Witkowski

Winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition and a past guest on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz, Deanna Witkowski brings an exuberance and vitality of spirit to her fusions of jazz, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, and classical music. "Witkowski's playing is consistently thrilling” (All Music Guide).

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Friday, June 20, 2014

A Note on Deanna Witkowski

Winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition and a past guest on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz, Deanna Witkowski brings an exuberance and vitality of spirit to her fusions of jazz, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, and classical music. "Witkowski's playing is consistently thrilling” (All Music Guide).

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Monday, June 23, 2014

A Note on Larry Ham

Jazz pianist and composer Larry Ham tours and records with many of today's top jazz artists, and has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and in Japan, Russia, and West Africa. David Dupont of Cadence Jazz Magazine writes, "He glides over the keys, with every note articulated cleanly... his playing is masterful."

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A Note on Larry Ham

Jazz pianist and composer Larry Ham tours and records with many of today's top jazz artists, and has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and in Japan, Russia, and West Africa. David Dupont of Cadence Jazz Magazine writes, "He glides over the keys, with every note articulated cleanly... his playing is masterful."

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Note on Larry Ham

Jazz pianist and composer Larry Ham tours and records with many of today's top jazz artists, and has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and in Japan, Russia, and West Africa. David Dupont of Cadence Jazz Magazine writes, "He glides over the keys, with every note articulated cleanly... his playing is masterful."

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Thursday, June 26, 2014

A Note on Larry Ham

Jazz pianist and composer Larry Ham tours and records with many of today's top jazz artists, and has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and in Japan, Russia, and West Africa. David Dupont of Cadence Jazz Magazine writes, "He glides over the keys, with every note articulated cleanly... his playing is masterful."

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Friday, June 27, 2014

A Note on Larry Ham

Jazz pianist and composer Larry Ham tours and records with many of today's top jazz artists, and has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and in Japan, Russia, and West Africa. David Dupont of Cadence Jazz Magazine writes, "He glides over the keys, with every note articulated cleanly... his playing is masterful."

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Monday, June 30, 2014

A Note on Junior Mance:

Junior Mance is an international jazz musician who has performed with jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Dinah Washington, and Lester Young. He was inducted into the International Jazz Hall of Fame in 1997. When not traveling, Junior can be found every Sunday performing at Cafe' Loup in NYC.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A Note on Junior Mance:

Junior Mance is an international jazz musician who has performed with jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Dinah Washington, and Lester Young. He was inducted into the International Jazz Hall of Fame in 1997. When not traveling, Junior can be found every Sunday performing at Cafe' Loup in NYC.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A Note on Junior Mance:

Junior Mance is an international jazz musician who has performed with jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Dinah Washington, and Lester Young. He was inducted into the International Jazz Hall of Fame in 1997. When not traveling, Junior can be found every Sunday performing at Cafe' Loup in NYC.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Thursday, July 3, 2014

A Note on Junior Mance:

Junior Mance is an international jazz musician who has performed with jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Dinah Washington, and Lester Young. He was inducted into the International Jazz Hall of Fame in 1997. When not traveling, Junior can be found every Sunday performing at Cafe' Loup in NYC.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Friday, July 4, 2014

A Note on Junior Mance:

Junior Mance is an international jazz musician who has performed with jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Dinah Washington, and Lester Young. He was inducted into the International Jazz Hall of Fame in 1997. When not traveling, Junior can be found every Sunday performing at Cafe' Loup in NYC.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Monday, July 7, 2014

A Note on Russ Kassoff

"Visit the deli wall of fame to see what I've really done"

Russ Kassoff is currently playing trio and solo jazz concerts, clubs, festivals, master classes and private parties. In 2013 Russ continues to perform in concert as conductor/pianist to Rita Moreno as well as Louise Pitre (Tony nominated for Mama Mia). In 2012 he was music director for a most touching gala event for the Pasadena Symphony & Pops in memory of Marvin Hamlisch. In 2010 he was the Conductor/Pianist on Broadway in Twyla Tharp's critically acclaimed Come Fly Away, featuring 15 magnificent dancers accompanied by a 19- piece big-band playing live to the voice of Frank Sinatra. Broadway also saw Russ as music director/conductor/pianist for Charles Aznavour in '98. Russ toured as pianist to Frank Sinatra by request from '80-'91- including the Ultimate Event tour with Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin and Liza Minnelli. He served as pianist/accompanist for Liza Minnelli from '82 -'01 and Minnelli's music director and conductor for the highly acclaimed Minnelli on Minnelli National Tour ('00). In '07, Russ appeared as a featured guest on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz on NPR. Since 2003 Russ has been music director/pianist to Rita Moreno and is a regularly featured performer at The Knickerbocker in NYC with Jazz legend Bucky Pizzarelli! (Next appearance there with Bucky is May 24 and 25 - same week as Piano In The Park!). His current CD Bird Fly By achieved #1 status on Music Choice, was in their top 10 for over a year, and has received much critical acclaim! On July 27, 2013 Russ's trio will appear with Jazz Master Sheila Jordan at the annual JazzPA festival in Bellefonte, PA! My new Facebook Fan Page

"You are the best." - Frank Sinatra, '87

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A Note on Russ Kassoff

"Visit the deli wall of fame to see what I've really done"

Russ Kassoff is currently playing trio and solo jazz concerts, clubs, festivals, master classes and private parties. In 2013 Russ continues to perform in concert as conductor/pianist to Rita Moreno as well as Louise Pitre (Tony nominated for Mama Mia). In 2012 he was music director for a most touching gala event for the Pasadena Symphony & Pops in memory of Marvin Hamlisch. In 2010 he was the Conductor/Pianist on Broadway in Twyla Tharp's critically acclaimed Come Fly Away, featuring 15 magnificent dancers accompanied by a 19- piece big-band playing live to the voice of Frank Sinatra. Broadway also saw Russ as music director/conductor/pianist for Charles Aznavour in '98. Russ toured as pianist to Frank Sinatra by request from '80-'91- including the Ultimate Event tour with Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin and Liza Minnelli. He served as pianist/accompanist for Liza Minnelli from '82 -'01 and Minnelli's music director and conductor for the highly acclaimed Minnelli on Minnelli National Tour ('00). In '07, Russ appeared as a featured guest on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz on NPR. Since 2003 Russ has been music director/pianist to Rita Moreno and is a regularly featured performer at The Knickerbocker in NYC with Jazz legend Bucky Pizzarelli! (Next appearance there with Bucky is May 24 and 25 - same week as Piano In The Park!). His current CD Bird Fly By achieved #1 status on Music Choice, was in their top 10 for over a year, and has received much critical acclaim! On July 27, 2013 Russ's trio will appear with Jazz Master Sheila Jordan at the annual JazzPA festival in Bellefonte, PA! My new Facebook Fan Page

"You are the best." - Frank Sinatra, '87

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A Note on Russ Kassoff

"Visit the deli wall of fame to see what I've really done"

Russ Kassoff is currently playing trio and solo jazz concerts, clubs, festivals, master classes and private parties. In 2013 Russ continues to perform in concert as conductor/pianist to Rita Moreno as well as Louise Pitre (Tony nominated for Mama Mia). In 2012 he was music director for a most touching gala event for the Pasadena Symphony & Pops in memory of Marvin Hamlisch. In 2010 he was the Conductor/Pianist on Broadway in Twyla Tharp's critically acclaimed Come Fly Away, featuring 15 magnificent dancers accompanied by a 19- piece big-band playing live to the voice of Frank Sinatra. Broadway also saw Russ as music director/conductor/pianist for Charles Aznavour in '98. Russ toured as pianist to Frank Sinatra by request from '80-'91- including the Ultimate Event tour with Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin and Liza Minnelli. He served as pianist/accompanist for Liza Minnelli from '82 -'01 and Minnelli's music director and conductor for the highly acclaimed Minnelli on Minnelli National Tour ('00). In '07, Russ appeared as a featured guest on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz on NPR. Since 2003 Russ has been music director/pianist to Rita Moreno and is a regularly featured performer at The Knickerbocker in NYC with Jazz legend Bucky Pizzarelli! (Next appearance there with Bucky is May 24 and 25 - same week as Piano In The Park!). His current CD Bird Fly By achieved #1 status on Music Choice, was in their top 10 for over a year, and has received much critical acclaim! On July 27, 2013 Russ's trio will appear with Jazz Master Sheila Jordan at the annual JazzPA festival in Bellefonte, PA! My new Facebook Fan Page

"You are the best." - Frank Sinatra, '87

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Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Thursday, July 10, 2014

A Note on Russ Kassoff

"Visit the deli wall of fame to see what I've really done"

Russ Kassoff is currently playing trio and solo jazz concerts, clubs, festivals, master classes and private parties. In 2013 Russ continues to perform in concert as conductor/pianist to Rita Moreno as well as Louise Pitre (Tony nominated for Mama Mia). In 2012 he was music director for a most touching gala event for the Pasadena Symphony & Pops in memory of Marvin Hamlisch. In 2010 he was the Conductor/Pianist on Broadway in Twyla Tharp's critically acclaimed Come Fly Away, featuring 15 magnificent dancers accompanied by a 19- piece big-band playing live to the voice of Frank Sinatra. Broadway also saw Russ as music director/conductor/pianist for Charles Aznavour in '98. Russ toured as pianist to Frank Sinatra by request from '80-'91- including the Ultimate Event tour with Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin and Liza Minnelli. He served as pianist/accompanist for Liza Minnelli from '82 -'01 and Minnelli's music director and conductor for the highly acclaimed Minnelli on Minnelli National Tour ('00). In '07, Russ appeared as a featured guest on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz on NPR. Since 2003 Russ has been music director/pianist to Rita Moreno and is a regularly featured performer at The Knickerbocker in NYC with Jazz legend Bucky Pizzarelli! (Next appearance there with Bucky is May 24 and 25 - same week as Piano In The Park!). His current CD Bird Fly By achieved #1 status on Music Choice, was in their top 10 for over a year, and has received much critical acclaim! On July 27, 2013 Russ's trio will appear with Jazz Master Sheila Jordan at the annual JazzPA festival in Bellefonte, PA! My new Facebook Fan Page

"You are the best." - Frank Sinatra, '87

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Friday, July 11, 2014

A Note on Russ Kassoff

"Visit the deli wall of fame to see what I've really done"

Russ Kassoff is currently playing trio and solo jazz concerts, clubs, festivals, master classes and private parties. In 2013 Russ continues to perform in concert as conductor/pianist to Rita Moreno as well as Louise Pitre (Tony nominated for Mama Mia). In 2012 he was music director for a most touching gala event for the Pasadena Symphony & Pops in memory of Marvin Hamlisch. In 2010 he was the Conductor/Pianist on Broadway in Twyla Tharp's critically acclaimed Come Fly Away, featuring 15 magnificent dancers accompanied by a 19- piece big-band playing live to the voice of Frank Sinatra. Broadway also saw Russ as music director/conductor/pianist for Charles Aznavour in '98. Russ toured as pianist to Frank Sinatra by request from '80-'91- including the Ultimate Event tour with Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin and Liza Minnelli. He served as pianist/accompanist for Liza Minnelli from '82 -'01 and Minnelli's music director and conductor for the highly acclaimed Minnelli on Minnelli National Tour ('00). In '07, Russ appeared as a featured guest on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz on NPR. Since 2003 Russ has been music director/pianist to Rita Moreno and is a regularly featured performer at The Knickerbocker in NYC with Jazz legend Bucky Pizzarelli! (Next appearance there with Bucky is May 24 and 25 - same week as Piano In The Park!). His current CD Bird Fly By achieved #1 status on Music Choice, was in their top 10 for over a year, and has received much critical acclaim! On July 27, 2013 Russ's trio will appear with Jazz Master Sheila Jordan at the annual JazzPA festival in Bellefonte, PA! My new Facebook Fan Page

"You are the best." - Frank Sinatra, '87

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Monday, July 14, 2014

A Note on Luiz Simas

Brazilian/American pianist Luiz Simas is a versatile performer who feels totally at ease with both the music of his native Brazil and the American genres of jazz, ragtime and stride. Keyboard Magazine has described his playing as "sassy, clear and vibrant", and his music as "fresh, smart and witty". His latest CD, Mata Atlantica (Atlantic Forest) Piano Suite, was released by Lydjul Music in 2011.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Note on Luiz Simas

Brazilian/American pianist Luiz Simas is a versatile performer who feels totally at ease with both the music of his native Brazil and the American genres of jazz, ragtime and stride. Keyboard Magazine has described his playing as "sassy, clear and vibrant", and his music as "fresh, smart and witty". His latest CD, Mata Atlantica (Atlantic Forest) Piano Suite, was released by Lydjul Music in 2011.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Note on Luiz Simas

Brazilian/American pianist Luiz Simas is a versatile performer who feels totally at ease with both the music of his native Brazil and the American genres of jazz, ragtime and stride. Keyboard Magazine has described his playing as "sassy, clear and vibrant", and his music as "fresh, smart and witty". His latest CD, Mata Atlantica (Atlantic Forest) Piano Suite, was released by Lydjul Music in 2011.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Thursday, July 17, 2014

A Note on Luiz Simas

Brazilian/American pianist Luiz Simas is a versatile performer who feels totally at ease with both the music of his native Brazil and the American genres of jazz, ragtime and stride. Keyboard Magazine has described his playing as "sassy, clear and vibrant", and his music as "fresh, smart and witty". His latest CD, Mata Atlantica (Atlantic Forest) Piano Suite, was released by Lydjul Music in 2011.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Friday, July 18, 2014

A Note on Luiz Simas

Brazilian/American pianist Luiz Simas is a versatile performer who feels totally at ease with both the music of his native Brazil and the American genres of jazz, ragtime and stride. Keyboard Magazine has described his playing as "sassy, clear and vibrant", and his music as "fresh, smart and witty". His latest CD, Mata Atlantica (Atlantic Forest) Piano Suite, was released by Lydjul Music in 2011.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Monday, July 21, 2014

A Note on Dona Carter
www.cdbaby.com/donacarter

Pianist, composer, music educator, and mentor to students of all ages, Dona Carter has directed a variety of ensembles - large and small - composing and arranging many original pieces. Recent performances with her band include Cleopatra's Needle, CUNY Graduate Center, and the Hartford/Bushnell concert series.this. She has performed in a variety of venues, in the United States and abroad often sharing the stage with other outstanding musicians and singers. Visit her website for more details. In addition, her music is available at CDBaby and iTunes, and you can reach her on Facebook . Her current band includes saxophonist Bill Carter, bassist Bryce Sebastien, with Dee Ramey on drums. WHCR plays her music on their Sunday night jazz show, where she was a recent guest. "Playing piano in Bryant Park is one of the happiest parts of my summer."

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Note on Dona Carter
www.cdbaby.com/donacarter

Pianist, composer, music educator, and mentor to students of all ages, Dona Carter has directed a variety of ensembles - large and small - composing and arranging many original pieces. Recent performances with her band include Cleopatra's Needle, CUNY Graduate Center, and the Hartford/Bushnell concert series.this. She has performed in a variety of venues, in the United States and abroad often sharing the stage with other outstanding musicians and singers. Visit her website for more details. In addition, her music is available at CDBaby and iTunes, and you can reach her on Facebook . Her current band includes saxophonist Bill Carter, bassist Bryce Sebastien, with Dee Ramey on drums. WHCR plays her music on their Sunday night jazz show, where she was a recent guest. "Playing piano in Bryant Park is one of the happiest parts of my summer."

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Note on Dona Carter
www.cdbaby.com/donacarter

Pianist, composer, music educator, and mentor to students of all ages, Dona Carter has directed a variety of ensembles - large and small - composing and arranging many original pieces. Recent performances with her band include Cleopatra's Needle, CUNY Graduate Center, and the Hartford/Bushnell concert series.this. She has performed in a variety of venues, in the United States and abroad often sharing the stage with other outstanding musicians and singers. Visit her website for more details. In addition, her music is available at CDBaby and iTunes, and you can reach her on Facebook . Her current band includes saxophonist Bill Carter, bassist Bryce Sebastien, with Dee Ramey on drums. WHCR plays her music on their Sunday night jazz show, where she was a recent guest. "Playing piano in Bryant Park is one of the happiest parts of my summer."

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Note on Dona Carter
www.cdbaby.com/donacarter

Pianist, composer, music educator, and mentor to students of all ages, Dona Carter has directed a variety of ensembles - large and small - composing and arranging many original pieces. Recent performances with her band include Cleopatra's Needle, CUNY Graduate Center, and the Hartford/Bushnell concert series.this. She has performed in a variety of venues, in the United States and abroad often sharing the stage with other outstanding musicians and singers. Visit her website for more details. In addition, her music is available at CDBaby and iTunes, and you can reach her on Facebook . Her current band includes saxophonist Bill Carter, bassist Bryce Sebastien, with Dee Ramey on drums. WHCR plays her music on their Sunday night jazz show, where she was a recent guest. "Playing piano in Bryant Park is one of the happiest parts of my summer."

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Friday, July 25, 2014

A Note on Dona Carter
www.cdbaby.com/donacarter

Pianist, composer, music educator, and mentor to students of all ages, Dona Carter has directed a variety of ensembles - large and small - composing and arranging many original pieces. Recent performances with her band include Cleopatra's Needle, CUNY Graduate Center, and the Hartford/Bushnell concert series.this. She has performed in a variety of venues, in the United States and abroad often sharing the stage with other outstanding musicians and singers. Visit her website for more details. In addition, her music is available at CDBaby and iTunes, and you can reach her on Facebook . Her current band includes saxophonist Bill Carter, bassist Bryce Sebastien, with Dee Ramey on drums. WHCR plays her music on their Sunday night jazz show, where she was a recent guest. "Playing piano in Bryant Park is one of the happiest parts of my summer."

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Monday, July 28, 2014

A Note on Isaac ben Ayala

Isaac ben Ayala has performed and recorded with many notable bands and greats - from Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Louis Bellson, Leon Thomas, Frank Foster, David Murray, James Spaulding, Roy Hargrove, and Wynton Marsalis, to The New York City Ballet, The Sultans of Swing, The Donald Byrd Dance Company and Joe Piscipo. He has scored numerous films and can be heard on the piano in Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2006), The Mark Twain Prize Honors Billy Crystal (2007), and Denzel Washington's The Great Debaters (2008). In addition, his orchestral arrangements were commissioned by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band of New Orleans and are currently being performed by orchestras around the world. His latest piece, For The Love of Duke, with Susan Stroman and The David Berger Orchestra at the NYC Ballet, features an extended onstage piano solo performance throughout. Isaac ben Ayala received his Bachelor of Music from The Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 1991, and was Principal Accompanist for The Boys Choir of Harlem from 2005 to 2007.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Note on Isaac ben Ayala

Isaac ben Ayala has performed and recorded with many notable bands and greats - from Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Louis Bellson, Leon Thomas, Frank Foster, David Murray, James Spaulding, Roy Hargrove, and Wynton Marsalis, to The New York City Ballet, The Sultans of Swing, The Donald Byrd Dance Company and Joe Piscipo. He has scored numerous films and can be heard on the piano in Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2006), The Mark Twain Prize Honors Billy Crystal (2007), and Denzel Washington's The Great Debaters (2008). In addition, his orchestral arrangements were commissioned by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band of New Orleans and are currently being performed by orchestras around the world. His latest piece, For The Love of Duke, with Susan Stroman and The David Berger Orchestra at the NYC Ballet, features an extended onstage piano solo performance throughout. Isaac ben Ayala received his Bachelor of Music from The Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 1991, and was Principal Accompanist for The Boys Choir of Harlem from 2005 to 2007.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A Note on Isaac ben Ayala

Isaac ben Ayala has performed and recorded with many notable bands and greats - from Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Louis Bellson, Leon Thomas, Frank Foster, David Murray, James Spaulding, Roy Hargrove, and Wynton Marsalis, to The New York City Ballet, The Sultans of Swing, The Donald Byrd Dance Company and Joe Piscipo. He has scored numerous films and can be heard on the piano in Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2006), The Mark Twain Prize Honors Billy Crystal (2007), and Denzel Washington's The Great Debaters (2008). In addition, his orchestral arrangements were commissioned by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band of New Orleans and are currently being performed by orchestras around the world. His latest piece, For The Love of Duke, with Susan Stroman and The David Berger Orchestra at the NYC Ballet, features an extended onstage piano solo performance throughout. Isaac ben Ayala received his Bachelor of Music from The Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 1991, and was Principal Accompanist for The Boys Choir of Harlem from 2005 to 2007.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Note on Isaac ben Ayala

Isaac ben Ayala has performed and recorded with many notable bands and greats - from Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Louis Bellson, Leon Thomas, Frank Foster, David Murray, James Spaulding, Roy Hargrove, and Wynton Marsalis, to The New York City Ballet, The Sultans of Swing, The Donald Byrd Dance Company and Joe Piscipo. He has scored numerous films and can be heard on the piano in Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2006), The Mark Twain Prize Honors Billy Crystal (2007), and Denzel Washington's The Great Debaters (2008). In addition, his orchestral arrangements were commissioned by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band of New Orleans and are currently being performed by orchestras around the world. His latest piece, For The Love of Duke, with Susan Stroman and The David Berger Orchestra at the NYC Ballet, features an extended onstage piano solo performance throughout. Isaac ben Ayala received his Bachelor of Music from The Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 1991, and was Principal Accompanist for The Boys Choir of Harlem from 2005 to 2007.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Friday, August 1, 2014

A Note on Isaac ben Ayala

Isaac ben Ayala has performed and recorded with many notable bands and greats - from Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Louis Bellson, Leon Thomas, Frank Foster, David Murray, James Spaulding, Roy Hargrove, and Wynton Marsalis, to The New York City Ballet, The Sultans of Swing, The Donald Byrd Dance Company and Joe Piscipo. He has scored numerous films and can be heard on the piano in Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2006), The Mark Twain Prize Honors Billy Crystal (2007), and Denzel Washington's The Great Debaters (2008). In addition, his orchestral arrangements were commissioned by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band of New Orleans and are currently being performed by orchestras around the world. His latest piece, For The Love of Duke, with Susan Stroman and The David Berger Orchestra at the NYC Ballet, features an extended onstage piano solo performance throughout. Isaac ben Ayala received his Bachelor of Music from The Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 1991, and was Principal Accompanist for The Boys Choir of Harlem from 2005 to 2007.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Monday, August 4, 2014

A Note on Dan Manjovi

Dan Manjovi is an award-winning musician and composer, and a New York favorite. His song Somethin's Comin' My Way is featured in the film and soundtrack to the 2009 Oscar-award winning Lionsgate film Precious. As a solo artist singer/songwriter he has released two solo albums, Dan Manjovi (2005), and Woke Up This Morning (2008). His current project is an original musical, I AM I WILL I DO, for which he has written the book, music, and lyrics. Dan is pleased to return once again to The Piano in Bryant Park series to perform in his favorite New York City Park!

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A Note on Dan Manjovi

Dan Manjovi is an award-winning musician and composer, and a New York favorite. His song Somethin's Comin' My Way is featured in the film and soundtrack to the 2009 Oscar-award winning Lionsgate film Precious. As a solo artist singer/songwriter he has released two solo albums, Dan Manjovi (2005), and Woke Up This Morning (2008). His current project is an original musical, I AM I WILL I DO, for which he has written the book, music, and lyrics. Dan is pleased to return once again to The Piano in Bryant Park series to perform in his favorite New York City Park!

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A Note on Dan Manjovi

Dan Manjovi is an award-winning musician and composer, and a New York favorite. His song Somethin's Comin' My Way is featured in the film and soundtrack to the 2009 Oscar-award winning Lionsgate film Precious. As a solo artist singer/songwriter he has released two solo albums, Dan Manjovi (2005), and Woke Up This Morning (2008). His current project is an original musical, I AM I WILL I DO, for which he has written the book, music, and lyrics. Dan is pleased to return once again to The Piano in Bryant Park series to perform in his favorite New York City Park!

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Thursday, August 7, 2014

A Note on Dan Manjovi

Dan Manjovi is an award-winning musician and composer, and a New York favorite. His song Somethin's Comin' My Way is featured in the film and soundtrack to the 2009 Oscar-award winning Lionsgate film Precious. As a solo artist singer/songwriter he has released two solo albums, Dan Manjovi (2005), and Woke Up This Morning (2008). His current project is an original musical, I AM I WILL I DO, for which he has written the book, music, and lyrics. Dan is pleased to return once again to The Piano in Bryant Park series to perform in his favorite New York City Park!

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Friday, August 8, 2014

A Note on Dan Manjovi

Dan Manjovi is an award-winning musician and composer, and a New York favorite. His song Somethin's Comin' My Way is featured in the film and soundtrack to the 2009 Oscar-award winning Lionsgate film Precious. As a solo artist singer/songwriter he has released two solo albums, Dan Manjovi (2005), and Woke Up This Morning (2008). His current project is an original musical, I AM I WILL I DO, for which he has written the book, music, and lyrics. Dan is pleased to return once again to The Piano in Bryant Park series to perform in his favorite New York City Park!

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Monday, August 11, 2014

A Note on Roy Eaton

Roy Eaton has a most impressive career. His first Carnegie Hall performance was in 1937, and he won the first ever Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Award in 1950. His latest album I Play for Peace on RHAHM was released on 11/11/11. Other current albums include: Joplin Rags on Sony Classical; Keyboard Classics for Children on Summit; 24/7+7 The Complete Preludes of Chopin, Gershwin; Still on Summit; and The Meditative Chopin on RHAHM - all are available at www.CDBaby.com/artist/Royeaton. Last March, Roy was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame. Hear him on Youtube.com at Royeaton.mov.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A Note on Roy Eaton

Roy Eaton has a most impressive career. His first Carnegie Hall performance was in 1937, and he won the first ever Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Award in 1950. His latest album I Play for Peace on RHAHM was released on 11/11/11. Other current albums include: Joplin Rags on Sony Classical; Keyboard Classics for Children on Summit; 24/7+7 The Complete Preludes of Chopin, Gershwin; Still on Summit; and The Meditative Chopin on RHAHM - all are available at www.CDBaby.com/artist/Royeaton. Last March, Roy was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame. Hear him on Youtube.com at Royeaton.mov.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A Note on Roy Eaton

Roy Eaton has a most impressive career. His first Carnegie Hall performance was in 1937, and he won the first ever Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Award in 1950. His latest album I Play for Peace on RHAHM was released on 11/11/11. Other current albums include: Joplin Rags on Sony Classical; Keyboard Classics for Children on Summit; 24/7+7 The Complete Preludes of Chopin, Gershwin; Still on Summit; and The Meditative Chopin on RHAHM - all are available at www.CDBaby.com/artist/Royeaton. Last March, Roy was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame. Hear him on Youtube.com at Royeaton.mov.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Note on Roy Eaton

Roy Eaton has a most impressive career. His first Carnegie Hall performance was in 1937, and he won the first ever Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Award in 1950. His latest album I Play for Peace on RHAHM was released on 11/11/11. Other current albums include: Joplin Rags on Sony Classical; Keyboard Classics for Children on Summit; 24/7+7 The Complete Preludes of Chopin, Gershwin; Still on Summit; and The Meditative Chopin on RHAHM - all are available at www.CDBaby.com/artist/Royeaton. Last March, Roy was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame. Hear him on Youtube.com at Royeaton.mov.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Friday, August 15, 2014

A Note on Roy Eaton

Roy Eaton has a most impressive career. His first Carnegie Hall performance was in 1937, and he won the first ever Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Award in 1950. His latest album I Play for Peace on RHAHM was released on 11/11/11. Other current albums include: Joplin Rags on Sony Classical; Keyboard Classics for Children on Summit; 24/7+7 The Complete Preludes of Chopin, Gershwin; Still on Summit; and The Meditative Chopin on RHAHM - all are available at www.CDBaby.com/artist/Royeaton. Last March, Roy was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame. Hear him on Youtube.com at Royeaton.mov.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Monday, August 18, 2014

A Note on Victor Lin

Victor Lin is happy to have been a part of the Piano in Bryant Park series since it began in 2004. A former student of jazz legend Kenny Barron, Victor is currently a jazz music instructor at Columbia University, Teachers College, and The Calhoun School.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A Note on Victor Lin

Victor Lin is happy to have been a part of the Piano in Bryant Park series since it began in 2004. A former student of jazz legend Kenny Barron, Victor is currently a jazz music instructor at Columbia University, Teachers College, and The Calhoun School.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A Note on Victor Lin

Victor Lin is happy to have been a part of the Piano in Bryant Park series since it began in 2004. A former student of jazz legend Kenny Barron, Victor is currently a jazz music instructor at Columbia University, Teachers College, and The Calhoun School.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Thursday, August 21, 2014

A Note on Victor Lin

Victor Lin is happy to have been a part of the Piano in Bryant Park series since it began in 2004. A former student of jazz legend Kenny Barron, Victor is currently a jazz music instructor at Columbia University, Teachers College, and The Calhoun School.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Friday, August 22, 2014

A Note on Victor Lin

Victor Lin is happy to have been a part of the Piano in Bryant Park series since it began in 2004. A former student of jazz legend Kenny Barron, Victor is currently a jazz music instructor at Columbia University, Teachers College, and The Calhoun School.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Monday, August 25, 2014

A Note on Daryl Sherman

Equally at home in the world of jazz and cabaret, singer/pianist Daryl Sherman is internationally acclaimed for a stellar 14-year run at the Waldorf-Astoria where she played Cole Porter's Steinway. Sherman has performed at The Algonquin's Oak Room, being touted "someone who fits the room like Derek Jeter fits the Yankees" (Village Voice). She has also performed at Feinstein's, Rose Hall with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Dizzy's Coca Cola and 59E59, where she's been lauded for her band singer role in a centennial tribute to Artie Shaw. She was presented the 2010 MAC Award "Best Major Recording" for her Johnny Mercer Centennial CD, which was used in a Mercer documentary produced by Clint Eastwood. She is a frequent guest and guest host on Marian McPartland's NPR Piano Jazz. Her annual UK tours include Pizza Express Jazz Club in London, plus jazz festivals and Arts Centers in Wales, Scotland, and Holland. Daryl's latest CB, Mississippi Belle, presents Cole Porter songs with a New Orleans slant. Jonathan Schwartz has commented on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, "...the wonderful singer/pianist Daryl Sherman travels the world with our music. She is indispensable."

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A Note on Daryl Sherman

Equally at home in the world of jazz and cabaret, singer/pianist Daryl Sherman is internationally acclaimed for a stellar 14-year run at the Waldorf-Astoria where she played Cole Porter's Steinway. Sherman has performed at The Algonquin's Oak Room, being touted "someone who fits the room like Derek Jeter fits the Yankees" (Village Voice). She has also performed at Feinstein's, Rose Hall with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Dizzy's Coca Cola and 59E59, where she's been lauded for her band singer role in a centennial tribute to Artie Shaw. She was presented the 2010 MAC Award "Best Major Recording" for her Johnny Mercer Centennial CD, which was used in a Mercer documentary produced by Clint Eastwood. She is a frequent guest and guest host on Marian McPartland's NPR Piano Jazz. Her annual UK tours include Pizza Express Jazz Club in London, plus jazz festivals and Arts Centers in Wales, Scotland, and Holland. Daryl's latest CB, Mississippi Belle, presents Cole Porter songs with a New Orleans slant. Jonathan Schwartz has commented on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, "...the wonderful singer/pianist Daryl Sherman travels the world with our music. She is indispensable."

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A Note on Daryl Sherman

Equally at home in the world of jazz and cabaret, singer/pianist Daryl Sherman is internationally acclaimed for a stellar 14-year run at the Waldorf-Astoria where she played Cole Porter's Steinway. Sherman has performed at The Algonquin's Oak Room, being touted "someone who fits the room like Derek Jeter fits the Yankees" (Village Voice). She has also performed at Feinstein's, Rose Hall with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Dizzy's Coca Cola and 59E59, where she's been lauded for her band singer role in a centennial tribute to Artie Shaw. She was presented the 2010 MAC Award "Best Major Recording" for her Johnny Mercer Centennial CD, which was used in a Mercer documentary produced by Clint Eastwood. She is a frequent guest and guest host on Marian McPartland's NPR Piano Jazz. Her annual UK tours include Pizza Express Jazz Club in London, plus jazz festivals and Arts Centers in Wales, Scotland, and Holland. Daryl's latest CB, Mississippi Belle, presents Cole Porter songs with a New Orleans slant. Jonathan Schwartz has commented on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, "...the wonderful singer/pianist Daryl Sherman travels the world with our music. She is indispensable."

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Thursday, August 28, 2014

A Note on Daryl Sherman

Equally at home in the world of jazz and cabaret, singer/pianist Daryl Sherman is internationally acclaimed for a stellar 14-year run at the Waldorf-Astoria where she played Cole Porter's Steinway. Sherman has performed at The Algonquin's Oak Room, being touted "someone who fits the room like Derek Jeter fits the Yankees" (Village Voice). She has also performed at Feinstein's, Rose Hall with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Dizzy's Coca Cola and 59E59, where she's been lauded for her band singer role in a centennial tribute to Artie Shaw. She was presented the 2010 MAC Award "Best Major Recording" for her Johnny Mercer Centennial CD, which was used in a Mercer documentary produced by Clint Eastwood. She is a frequent guest and guest host on Marian McPartland's NPR Piano Jazz. Her annual UK tours include Pizza Express Jazz Club in London, plus jazz festivals and Arts Centers in Wales, Scotland, and Holland. Daryl's latest CB, Mississippi Belle, presents Cole Porter songs with a New Orleans slant. Jonathan Schwartz has commented on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, "...the wonderful singer/pianist Daryl Sherman travels the world with our music. She is indispensable."

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Friday, August 29, 2014

A Note on Daryl Sherman

Equally at home in the world of jazz and cabaret, singer/pianist Daryl Sherman is internationally acclaimed for a stellar 14-year run at the Waldorf-Astoria where she played Cole Porter's Steinway. Sherman has performed at The Algonquin's Oak Room, being touted "someone who fits the room like Derek Jeter fits the Yankees" (Village Voice). She has also performed at Feinstein's, Rose Hall with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Dizzy's Coca Cola and 59E59, where she's been lauded for her band singer role in a centennial tribute to Artie Shaw. She was presented the 2010 MAC Award "Best Major Recording" for her Johnny Mercer Centennial CD, which was used in a Mercer documentary produced by Clint Eastwood. She is a frequent guest and guest host on Marian McPartland's NPR Piano Jazz. Her annual UK tours include Pizza Express Jazz Club in London, plus jazz festivals and Arts Centers in Wales, Scotland, and Holland. Daryl's latest CB, Mississippi Belle, presents Cole Porter songs with a New Orleans slant. Jonathan Schwartz has commented on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, "...the wonderful singer/pianist Daryl Sherman travels the world with our music. She is indispensable."

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Monday, September 1, 2014

A Note on Frank Owen

Happy Birthday Frank! – September 1, 2014

Frank Owens has had a career in virtually all aspects of the music profession. His television credits include the First David Letterman Show in 1980 and It's Showtime at the Apollo. He has worked with an array of singers and received a gold record for his Rhythm Concept of Tony Orlando and Dawn's Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A Note on Frank Owen

Happy Birthday Frank! – September 1, 2014

Frank Owens has had a career in virtually all aspects of the music profession. His television credits include the First David Letterman Show in 1980 and It's Showtime at the Apollo. He has worked with an array of singers and received a gold record for his Rhythm Concept of Tony Orlando and Dawn's Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A Note on Frank Owen

Happy Birthday Frank! – September 1, 2014

Frank Owens has had a career in virtually all aspects of the music profession. His television credits include the First David Letterman Show in 1980 and It's Showtime at the Apollo. He has worked with an array of singers and received a gold record for his Rhythm Concept of Tony Orlando and Dawn's Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Thursday, September 4, 2014

A Note on Frank Owen

Happy Birthday Frank! – September 1, 2014

Frank Owens has had a career in virtually all aspects of the music profession. His television credits include the First David Letterman Show in 1980 and It's Showtime at the Apollo. He has worked with an array of singers and received a gold record for his Rhythm Concept of Tony Orlando and Dawn's Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Friday, September 5, 2014

A Note on Frank Owen

Happy Birthday Frank! – September 1, 2014

Frank Owens has had a career in virtually all aspects of the music profession. His television credits include the First David Letterman Show in 1980 and It's Showtime at the Apollo. He has worked with an array of singers and received a gold record for his Rhythm Concept of Tony Orlando and Dawn's Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Monday, September 8, 2014

A Note on Kuni Mikami

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kuni came to the United States in 1975, studied with Barry Harris and Norman Simmons. He continues to play for many of the top big-bands around including: the Lionel Hampton Orchestra; Duke Ellington; Cab Calloway; Illinois Jacquet; and George Gee Orchestra.

“He plays with soul!” Lionel Hampton

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A Note on Kuni Mikami

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kuni came to the United States in 1975, studied with Barry Harris and Norman Simmons. He continues to play for many of the top big-bands around including: the Lionel Hampton Orchestra; Duke Ellington; Cab Calloway; Illinois Jacquet; and George Gee Orchestra.

“He plays with soul!” Lionel Hampton

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A Note on Kuni Mikami

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kuni came to the United States in 1975, studied with Barry Harris and Norman Simmons. He continues to play for many of the top big-bands around including: the Lionel Hampton Orchestra; Duke Ellington; Cab Calloway; Illinois Jacquet; and George Gee Orchestra.

“He plays with soul!” Lionel Hampton

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Thursday, September 11, 2014

A Note on Kuni Mikami

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kuni came to the United States in 1975, studied with Barry Harris and Norman Simmons. He continues to play for many of the top big-bands around including: the Lionel Hampton Orchestra; Duke Ellington; Cab Calloway; Illinois Jacquet; and George Gee Orchestra.

“He plays with soul!” Lionel Hampton

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Friday, September 12, 2014

A Note on Kuni Mikami

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kuni came to the United States in 1975, studied with Barry Harris and Norman Simmons. He continues to play for many of the top big-bands around including: the Lionel Hampton Orchestra; Duke Ellington; Cab Calloway; Illinois Jacquet; and George Gee Orchestra.

“He plays with soul!” Lionel Hampton

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Monday, September 15, 2014

www.cdbaby.com/cd/yuka
http://yadream.es.land.to

"Yuka is a dedicated pianist/composer with worlds of talent." - Jimmy Heath

Pianist and composer Yuka Aikawa began playing piano at the age of five in her native country, Japan. She studied at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, where she received her M.A. in jazz performance under the guidance of Sir Roland Hanna and Jimmy Heath. During this time, she received the prestigious Michael Feinstein Award for “Outstanding Talent.” When not at Bryant Park, you can hear Yuka at various Jazz clubs in and around the New York area - including the Blue Note, Kitano Hotel, and Birdland Jazz Club, as an accompanist for the jazz choir - the Lance Hayward Singers, or on Carline Ray's beautiful album Vocal Sides, produced by Catherine Russell www.facebook.com/CarlineRay. Yuka's new trio album, Clouds and Water, a tribute to Sir Roland Hanna, has been released in Japan, where she will be touring this summer.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

www.cdbaby.com/cd/yuka
http://yadream.es.land.to

"Yuka is a dedicated pianist/composer with worlds of talent." - Jimmy Heath

Pianist and composer Yuka Aikawa began playing piano at the age of five in her native country, Japan. She studied at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, where she received her M.A. in jazz performance under the guidance of Sir Roland Hanna and Jimmy Heath. During this time, she received the prestigious Michael Feinstein Award for “Outstanding Talent.” When not at Bryant Park, you can hear Yuka at various Jazz clubs in and around the New York area - including the Blue Note, Kitano Hotel, and Birdland Jazz Club, as an accompanist for the jazz choir - the Lance Hayward Singers, or on Carline Ray's beautiful album Vocal Sides, produced by Catherine Russell www.facebook.com/CarlineRay. Yuka's new trio album, Clouds and Water, a tribute to Sir Roland Hanna, has been released in Japan, where she will be touring this summer.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

www.cdbaby.com/cd/yuka
http://yadream.es.land.to

"Yuka is a dedicated pianist/composer with worlds of talent." - Jimmy Heath

Pianist and composer Yuka Aikawa began playing piano at the age of five in her native country, Japan. She studied at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, where she received her M.A. in jazz performance under the guidance of Sir Roland Hanna and Jimmy Heath. During this time, she received the prestigious Michael Feinstein Award for “Outstanding Talent.” When not at Bryant Park, you can hear Yuka at various Jazz clubs in and around the New York area - including the Blue Note, Kitano Hotel, and Birdland Jazz Club, as an accompanist for the jazz choir - the Lance Hayward Singers, or on Carline Ray's beautiful album Vocal Sides, produced by Catherine Russell www.facebook.com/CarlineRay. Yuka's new trio album, Clouds and Water, a tribute to Sir Roland Hanna, has been released in Japan, where she will be touring this summer.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Thursday, September 18, 2014

www.cdbaby.com/cd/yuka
http://yadream.es.land.to

"Yuka is a dedicated pianist/composer with worlds of talent." - Jimmy Heath

Pianist and composer Yuka Aikawa began playing piano at the age of five in her native country, Japan. She studied at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, where she received her M.A. in jazz performance under the guidance of Sir Roland Hanna and Jimmy Heath. During this time, she received the prestigious Michael Feinstein Award for “Outstanding Talent.” When not at Bryant Park, you can hear Yuka at various Jazz clubs in and around the New York area - including the Blue Note, Kitano Hotel, and Birdland Jazz Club, as an accompanist for the jazz choir - the Lance Hayward Singers, or on Carline Ray's beautiful album Vocal Sides, produced by Catherine Russell www.facebook.com/CarlineRay. Yuka's new trio album, Clouds and Water, a tribute to Sir Roland Hanna, has been released in Japan, where she will be touring this summer.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Friday, September 19, 2014

www.cdbaby.com/cd/yuka
http://yadream.es.land.to

"Yuka is a dedicated pianist/composer with worlds of talent." - Jimmy Heath

Pianist and composer Yuka Aikawa began playing piano at the age of five in her native country, Japan. She studied at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, where she received her M.A. in jazz performance under the guidance of Sir Roland Hanna and Jimmy Heath. During this time, she received the prestigious Michael Feinstein Award for “Outstanding Talent.” When not at Bryant Park, you can hear Yuka at various Jazz clubs in and around the New York area - including the Blue Note, Kitano Hotel, and Birdland Jazz Club, as an accompanist for the jazz choir - the Lance Hayward Singers, or on Carline Ray's beautiful album Vocal Sides, produced by Catherine Russell www.facebook.com/CarlineRay. Yuka's new trio album, Clouds and Water, a tribute to Sir Roland Hanna, has been released in Japan, where she will be touring this summer.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Monday, September 22, 2014

A Note on Armen Donelian


An eclectic musician of Armenian origin, Armen Donelian has appeared internationally as a pianist, composer and bandleader since 1975. He has worked with many of the “greats” including Sonny Rollins, Mongo Santamaria, Chet Baker, Paquito D’Rivera, Jackie Paris, Billy Harper, and Night Ark. His piano playing reveals a masterful command rooted in classical and jazz studies, clean articulation, a deft swinging touch, access to a broad dynamic spectrum, a virtuosic harmonic vocabulary, and a boundless source of creative ideas.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Note on Armen Donelian


An eclectic musician of Armenian origin, Armen Donelian has appeared internationally as a pianist, composer and bandleader since 1975. He has worked with many of the “greats” including Sonny Rollins, Mongo Santamaria, Chet Baker, Paquito D’Rivera, Jackie Paris, Billy Harper, and Night Ark. His piano playing reveals a masterful command rooted in classical and jazz studies, clean articulation, a deft swinging touch, access to a broad dynamic spectrum, a virtuosic harmonic vocabulary, and a boundless source of creative ideas.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A Note on Armen Donelian


An eclectic musician of Armenian origin, Armen Donelian has appeared internationally as a pianist, composer and bandleader since 1975. He has worked with many of the “greats” including Sonny Rollins, Mongo Santamaria, Chet Baker, Paquito D’Rivera, Jackie Paris, Billy Harper, and Night Ark. His piano playing reveals a masterful command rooted in classical and jazz studies, clean articulation, a deft swinging touch, access to a broad dynamic spectrum, a virtuosic harmonic vocabulary, and a boundless source of creative ideas.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Note on Armen Donelian


An eclectic musician of Armenian origin, Armen Donelian has appeared internationally as a pianist, composer and bandleader since 1975. He has worked with many of the “greats” including Sonny Rollins, Mongo Santamaria, Chet Baker, Paquito D’Rivera, Jackie Paris, Billy Harper, and Night Ark. His piano playing reveals a masterful command rooted in classical and jazz studies, clean articulation, a deft swinging touch, access to a broad dynamic spectrum, a virtuosic harmonic vocabulary, and a boundless source of creative ideas.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Friday, September 26, 2014

A Note on Armen Donelian


An eclectic musician of Armenian origin, Armen Donelian has appeared internationally as a pianist, composer and bandleader since 1975. He has worked with many of the “greats” including Sonny Rollins, Mongo Santamaria, Chet Baker, Paquito D’Rivera, Jackie Paris, Billy Harper, and Night Ark. His piano playing reveals a masterful command rooted in classical and jazz studies, clean articulation, a deft swinging touch, access to a broad dynamic spectrum, a virtuosic harmonic vocabulary, and a boundless source of creative ideas.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Monday, September 29, 2014

A Note on Ayako Shirasaki

Ayako Shirasaki is a virtuoso pianist who performs in and around the New York City area. Her techniques range from a “tender touch” (like the late Tommy Flanagan) to “brisk runs” (like Bud Powell) – which can be heard on her recent piano trio CD "Some Other Time".

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Note on Ayako Shirasaki

Ayako Shirasaki is a virtuoso pianist who performs in and around the New York City area. Her techniques range from a “tender touch” (like the late Tommy Flanagan) to “brisk runs” (like Bud Powell) – which can be heard on her recent piano trio CD "Some Other Time".

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Note on Ayako Shirasaki

Ayako Shirasaki is a virtuoso pianist who performs in and around the New York City area. Her techniques range from a “tender touch” (like the late Tommy Flanagan) to “brisk runs” (like Bud Powell) – which can be heard on her recent piano trio CD "Some Other Time".

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Thursday, October 2, 2014

A Note on Ayako Shirasaki

Ayako Shirasaki is a virtuoso pianist who performs in and around the New York City area. Her techniques range from a “tender touch” (like the late Tommy Flanagan) to “brisk runs” (like Bud Powell) – which can be heard on her recent piano trio CD "Some Other Time".

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Friday, October 3, 2014

A Note on Ayako Shirasaki

Ayako Shirasaki is a virtuoso pianist who performs in and around the New York City area. Her techniques range from a “tender touch” (like the late Tommy Flanagan) to “brisk runs” (like Bud Powell) – which can be heard on her recent piano trio CD "Some Other Time".

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Monday, October 6, 2014

Bertha Hope is an American jazz pianist, teacher, composer and arranger who has traveled around the world, and worked with a diverse group of artists, from Dizzy Gillespie and Frank Foster, to Nat Adderley and Philly Joe Jones. In addition to being leader of The Bertha Hope Trio, she is composer and arranger of several recordings including: In Search of Hope and Elmo’s Fire (Steeplechase); Between Two Kings (Minor Records) and her latest on the Reservoir label, Nothin’ But Love. Bertha Hope taught an advanced jazz ensemble at The Lucy Moses School and an Introduction to Jazz at Washington Irving High School in New York City, which was sponsored by Bette Midler. The Seattle-based trio, New Stories, has recorded a CD of Hope-Booker's music entitled, Hope Is In the Air. Bertha Hope was married to and also worked with her late husband, the legendary bassist Walter Booker.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Bertha Hope is an American jazz pianist, teacher, composer and arranger who has traveled around the world, and worked with a diverse group of artists, from Dizzy Gillespie and Frank Foster, to Nat Adderley and Philly Joe Jones. In addition to being leader of The Bertha Hope Trio, she is composer and arranger of several recordings including: In Search of Hope and Elmo’s Fire (Steeplechase); Between Two Kings (Minor Records) and her latest on the Reservoir label, Nothin’ But Love. Bertha Hope taught an advanced jazz ensemble at The Lucy Moses School and an Introduction to Jazz at Washington Irving High School in New York City, which was sponsored by Bette Midler. The Seattle-based trio, New Stories, has recorded a CD of Hope-Booker's music entitled, Hope Is In the Air. Bertha Hope was married to and also worked with her late husband, the legendary bassist Walter Booker.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Bertha Hope is an American jazz pianist, teacher, composer and arranger who has traveled around the world, and worked with a diverse group of artists, from Dizzy Gillespie and Frank Foster, to Nat Adderley and Philly Joe Jones. In addition to being leader of The Bertha Hope Trio, she is composer and arranger of several recordings including: In Search of Hope and Elmo’s Fire (Steeplechase); Between Two Kings (Minor Records) and her latest on the Reservoir label, Nothin’ But Love. Bertha Hope taught an advanced jazz ensemble at The Lucy Moses School and an Introduction to Jazz at Washington Irving High School in New York City, which was sponsored by Bette Midler. The Seattle-based trio, New Stories, has recorded a CD of Hope-Booker's music entitled, Hope Is In the Air. Bertha Hope was married to and also worked with her late husband, the legendary bassist Walter Booker.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Bertha Hope is an American jazz pianist, teacher, composer and arranger who has traveled around the world, and worked with a diverse group of artists, from Dizzy Gillespie and Frank Foster, to Nat Adderley and Philly Joe Jones. In addition to being leader of The Bertha Hope Trio, she is composer and arranger of several recordings including: In Search of Hope and Elmo’s Fire (Steeplechase); Between Two Kings (Minor Records) and her latest on the Reservoir label, Nothin’ But Love. Bertha Hope taught an advanced jazz ensemble at The Lucy Moses School and an Introduction to Jazz at Washington Irving High School in New York City, which was sponsored by Bette Midler. The Seattle-based trio, New Stories, has recorded a CD of Hope-Booker's music entitled, Hope Is In the Air. Bertha Hope was married to and also worked with her late husband, the legendary bassist Walter Booker.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 
Friday, October 10, 2014

Bertha Hope is an American jazz pianist, teacher, composer and arranger who has traveled around the world, and worked with a diverse group of artists, from Dizzy Gillespie and Frank Foster, to Nat Adderley and Philly Joe Jones. In addition to being leader of The Bertha Hope Trio, she is composer and arranger of several recordings including: In Search of Hope and Elmo’s Fire (Steeplechase); Between Two Kings (Minor Records) and her latest on the Reservoir label, Nothin’ But Love. Bertha Hope taught an advanced jazz ensemble at The Lucy Moses School and an Introduction to Jazz at Washington Irving High School in New York City, which was sponsored by Bette Midler. The Seattle-based trio, New Stories, has recorded a CD of Hope-Booker's music entitled, Hope Is In the Air. Bertha Hope was married to and also worked with her late husband, the legendary bassist Walter Booker.

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music Stores
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 

The piano is located on the Upper Terrace, at the base of the William Cullen Bryant statue, between the Bryant Park Grill and Bryant Park Cafe.

Hours

  • May 6 – September 26, 2013
  • Monday – Friday: 12:30pm-2:30pm
  • *Select Thursdays in July & August: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Local 802 American Federation of Musicians Sam Ash Music Stores Jazz Center of New York

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