92Y Jazz In July Festival 2016 Season: July 19-28


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Bill Charlap, Artistic Director.

Featuring: Harry Allen, Gene Bertoncini, Anat Cohen, Freddy Cole, Jimmy Greene, Jon Gordon, Dick Hyman, Jon-Erik Kellso, Jeremy Pelt, Ken Peplowski, Houston Person, Renee Rosnes, Carol Sloane, Rossano Sportiello, Warren Vache, Steve Wilson and More

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92Y’s 32nd annual Jazz in July festival, with artistic director Bill Charlap at the helm, runs from Tuesday, July 19 through Thursday, July 28, bringing together some of the world's finest jazz players. Jazz in July opens with Summertime Swing Party, a concert modeled after the legendary “Jazz at the Philharmonic” series, and includes the return of Freddy Cole in the festival’s tribute to his brother, the Jazz in July debut of acclaimed guitarist Gene Bertoncini, and a rare New York appearance by vocalist Carol Sloane in Take the A Train: Billy Strayhorn at 100.

Bill Charlap has performed and recorded with many of the leading jazz artists of our time and won a Grammy this year—with Tony Bennett—for their album The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern. Charlap was appointed Director of Jazz Studies at William Patterson University in September, 2015. William Patterson University in September, 2015.

92Y Jazz In July 2016 Schedule

Tue, Jul 19, 8 pm

Bill Charlap, piano / Harry Allen, tenor sax / Jon-Erik Kellso, trumpet / Gary Smulyan, baritone sax / Chuck Wilson, alto sax / Joe Cohn, guitar / Todd Coolman, bass / Dennis Mackrel, drums

Wed, Jul 20, 8 pm

Bill Charlap, piano / Renee Rosnes, piano / Ken Peplowski, clarinet / Gene Bertoncini, guitar / Jon Gordon, alto sax / Sandy Stewart, vocals / Sean Smith, bass / Louis Nash, drums UNFORGETTABLE: THE NAT KING COLE SONGBOOK
Thu, Jul 21, 8 pm

Bill Charlap, piano / Freddy Cole, vocals & piano / Houston Person, tenor sax / Warren Vaché, cornet / Randy Napoleon, guitar / Elias Bailey, bass / Quentin Baxter, drums

Tue, Jul 26, 8 pm

Bill Charlap, piano / Rossano Sportiello, piano / Ted Rosenthal, piano / Anat Cohen, clarinet / David Wong, bass / Aaron Kimmel, drums

Wed, Jul 27, 8 pm

Bill Charlap, piano / Renee Rosnes, piano / Carol Sloane, vocals / Jeremy Pelt, trumpet / Steve Wilson, alto sax / Jimmy Greene, tenor sax / Peter Washington, bass / Kenny Washington, drums

Thu, Jul 28, 8 pm

Bill Charlap, piano / Dick Hyman*, piano / Randy Sandke, trumpet / Ken Peplowski, clarinet & tenor sax / Jon Gordon, alto sax / Michael Dease, trombone / Peter Washington, bass / Willie Jones III, drums

*Dick Hyman, Jazz in July’s first Artistic Director, was recently named an NEA Jazz Master.


This annual summer jazz festival, directed by pianist and Impulse! recording artist Bill Charlap, brings together some of the world's best jazz musicians for once-in-a-lifetime performances at 92nd Street Y. Recent Festival shows have explored be-bop and Latin jazz; celebrated jazz legend Jimmy Heath and former artistic director Dick Hyman; and sampled the work of great composers, from Cole Porter to Thelonious Monk. Recent line-ups have featured jazz greats Ray Bryant, Barry Harris, Wynton Marsalis, Eddie Palmieri, Trio Da Paz, and Frank Wess. The Jazz in July summer festival is partially endowed by a generous gift from Simona and Jerome A. Chazen. 92Y Jazz is underwritten by Gilda and Henry Block and Kenneth Kolker z"l.


92nd Street Y is a center for the arts and innovation, a convener of ideas, and an incubator for creativity. Founded in 1874, it seeks to create, provide and disseminate programs of distinction that foster the physical and mental growth of people throughout their lives. 92Y offers thousands of programs from its New York headquarters and creates community far beyond its four walls, bringing people from all over the world together through innovations like the award-winning #GivingTuesday and the Social Good Summit. It’s transforming the way people share ideas and translate them into action all over the world. All of 92Y’s programming is built on a foundation of Jewish values, including the capacity of civil dialogue to change minds; the potential of education and the arts to change lives; and a commitment to welcoming and serving people of all ages, races, religions and ethnicities.

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