Friday, April 27, 2012
☞ LISTEN: Wycliffe Gordon's Jazz á la Carte
Last year, at the inaugural Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival, presented by the Apollo Theater, Harlem Stage and Jazzmobile, Inc., the Jazz á la Carte series was wonderfully revived by trombonist/composer/arranger Wycliffe Gordon. This year at the 2012 festival, Gordon returns for two splendid and swinging sets of the legendary revue/variety show.
Led by the multi-talented Gordon - who was discovered by Wynton Marsalis, and was a former member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra - this year's edition features director/choreographer Kenneth L. Roberson; dancer extraordinaire Maurice Hines, who will serve as Master of Ceremonies; the world's tap dance superstar Savion Glover; along with The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra, the gospel-tinged vocalist Theresa Thomason, pianist and Cole Porter Fellow Aaron Diehl, trumpeter Philip Dizack, trombonist/vocalist Natalie Cressman and The Apollo Dancers.
Tickets are just $10 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster: LINK