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Jazz Concerts & Events


Faculty Recital: Antonio García, jazz trombone, composition (February 25)

Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 4 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts

Performers include Mary Hermann García, Anne O’Byrne, The Nashville Avenue Stompers, VCU Jazz Orchestra I, VCU Percussion Ensemble, the VCU Greater Richmond High School Jazz Band.

Free Admission



Jazz Orchestra I with guest pianist Lee Musiker (April 10)

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts

Grammy and Emmy Award-winning pianist, conductor, music director, arranger/orchestrator/composer Lee Musiker has established a distinguished and multifaceted career as both soloist and collaborator with the premiere artists in the classical, operatic, Broadway, jazz, and pop music genres. He has performed and/or recorded with such artists as Joshua Bell, George Benson, Chris Botti, Eddie Daniels, Peter Erskine, Wynton Marsalis, John Patitucci, John Pizzarelli, Buddy Rich, Doc Severinsen, Byron Stripling, Jeff Tyzik, Dave Weckl, Phil Woods, Tony Bennett, Michael Bublé, Ann Hampton Callaway, Natalie Cole, Judy Collins, Michael Feinstein, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Jewel, Billy Joel, Elton John, Norah Jones, Chaka Kahn, Diana Krall, k.d. Lang, Cyndi Lauper, Seth MacFarlane, Manhattan Transfer, John Mayer, Paul McCartney, Mark Murphy, Diane Reeves, Rod Stewart, Sting, Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Mel Tormé, Kristin Chenoweth, Barbara Cook, Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, Kelli O’Hara, Audra McDonald, Maureen McGovern, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Rita Moreno, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, Kathleen Battle, Harolyn Blackwell, Stephanie Blythe, Andrea Bocelli, Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Denyce Graves, Josh Groban, Nathan Gunn, Marilyn Horne, Sylvia McNair, Julia Migenes, Dawn Upshaw, Deborah Voigt, and composers John Barry, Cy Coleman, Marvin Hamlisch, Mitch Leigh, Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, Mark Shaiman, John Williams, and Maury Yeston. From 2001-2013 Lee toured as Music Director/Pianist for Tony Bennett; their recordings include the multiple award-winning albums “Tony Bennett: Duets–An American Classic,” “Duets 2,” and the Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga collaboration “Cheek to Cheek.”

A Steinway artist, Musiker has performed with the New York Philharmonic and Principal Brass Quintet, New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, London Symphony Orchestra, New York Pops, Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops and Hollywood Bowl Orchestras; has guest conducted The New York Philharmonic; the Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Honolulu, Houston, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, National, and St. Louis Symphony Orchestras; and was Music Director/Principal Conductor of the Palm Beach Pops for the 2014-15 season. Other conducting credits include the Jazz at Lincoln Center, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Henry Mancini Institute Orchestras and as Music Director/Conductor for the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon.

Tickets:
$7 in advance
$10 at the door
Free for VCU students with ID
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Small Jazz Ensembles (April 30)

Monday, April 30, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts

Free Admission