Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2011-12 concert season opens with an exclusive double bill featuring two of jazz music’s most venerated musicians: Jimmy Heath and Jon Hendricks. The two NEA Jazz Masters will lead their own bands for this special evening of swing standards. Jimmy Heath, celebrating his 85th birthday, is a triple threat as a composer, arranger, and instrumentalist, and since 1947, has performed with some of the most renowned big bands in jazz history. Jon Hendricks, at 90 years old, is known for his unique and fast vocalese style, a talent that few vocalists can imitate. To open Jazz at Lincoln Center’s new season, Hendricks will perform with guest vocalists and the Andy Farber Orchestra.
Free to all ticketholders beginning at 7pm: pre-show live music provided by Javier Nero in the Atrium, and pre-concert discussion featuring Jimmy Heath in The Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Studio. Immediately following the concert, Heath will sign copies of his book I Walked With Giants (Temple University Press).
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Saturday, September 24, 2011; 8pm
Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th Street, New York, New York.
Tickets: Ticket prices are $10, $30, $50, $75, $95 or $120 dependent upon seating section.
Note: Hot Seats, $10 orchestra seats for each Rose Theater performance (excluding Jazz For Young People concerts), are available for purchase to the general public on the Wednesday of each performance week. Subject to availability. Hot Seats are available only by walk up at the Box Office, maximum of four per person.
All tickets can be purchased through jalc.org or CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 9am to 9pm. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor. Box Office hours: Monday-Saturday from 10am to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain) and Sunday from noon to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain).
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