THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, PURCHASE COLLEGE
JAZZ AT THE CENTER:
A CELEBRATION OF SONNY ROLLINS
A unique one-night-only concert,
curated by PAC’s Seth Soloway and
Professor Jon Faddis
SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2017, 8pm
with a pre-concert Artist Talk at 7pm, free to concert ticket holders
TICKETS AT WWW.ARTSCENTER.ORG
The Jazz at The Center series of events, new this season, are co-curated by Jon Faddis, Professor and Director of Jazz Performance in the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College, SUNY, and one of the most innovative and inspiring jazz trumpeters of our time. They are one-of-a-kind happenings, festival-style programs that bring together the genre’s greats and rising stars. Previous performances in the 2016-2017 Jazz at The Center series included Piano Spectacular (which featured Bill Charlap, Gerald Clayton, Benny Green, Pete Malinverni, and Helen Sung, as well as Ted Rosenthal in a surprise appearance) and Ann Hampton Callaway: Celebrating Ella Fitzgerald! (performing with her trio and The Purchase Jazz Orchestra)
“One of my primary goals is to present adventurous jazz with some of my favorite musical heroes, many of whom are also my colleagues and friends, in ways that are approachable yet also potentially challenging to the listener,” remarks Faddis. “These musicians are people who make me think and who make me feel joy and inspire me. I hope that will prove true for audience-members as well. Sonny Rollins is extraordinary, as is Jimmy Heath, and the generations of younger saxophonists they’ve influenced are legion. It’s a privilege to be able to honor Sonny Rollins in this way, and I personally am looking forward to welcoming these musicians who look up to and love Sonny for his artistry and character.”
The culminating event for the 2016-2017 JAZZ AT THE CENTER series, A CELEBRATION OF SONNY ROLLINS will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8pm in the PepsiCo Theatre at The PAC, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577. Tickets are $52.50-$77.50, and are on sale at 914-251-6200 and https://tickets.artscenter.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=6144.
A pre-concert Artist Talk with series co-curators Jon Faddis and Seth Soloway will take place at 7pm, free to concert ticket holders.