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Bill Charlap Trio plays the Songs of Leonard Bernstein
A 100th Birthday Celebration
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 8 pm
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Grammy award winning pianist Bill Charlap is widely recognized as the premiere interpreter of the music of Leonard Bernstein. This year, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Bernstein's birth, Charlap is touring with his Trio, featuring bassist Peter Washington and drummer Bill Stewart.

Charlap has performed with many of the leading artists of our time including Phil Woods, Tony Bennett, Gerry Mulligan, Wynton Marsalis, Freddy Cole and Houston Person. Born in New York City, Charlap began playing the piano at age three. His father was Broadway composer Moose Charlap, whose credits include Peter Pan, and his mother is singer Sandy Stewart, who toured with Benny Goodman, and was a regular on the Perry Como show. In 2005, Charlap and Stewart released the acclaimed CD, Love Is Here To Stay (Blue Note).

In 1997 Charlap formed his trio, now recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. He received two Grammy Award nominations for Somewhere: The Songs of Leonard Bernstein and The Bill Charlap Trio: Live at the Village Vanguard.

Time magazine wrote, "Bill Charlap approaches a song the way a lover approaches his beloved...no matter how imaginative or surprising his take on a song is, he invariably zeroes in on its essence." In 2016, Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap: The Silver Lining, The Songs of Jerome Kern, was awarded a Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Album. In April, the Bill Charlap Trio released Notes from New York, their debut recording for the Impulse label.

In 2017, Charlap celebrated his 13th year as Artistic Director of New York City's Jazz in July Festival at 92Y. He has produced concerts for Jazz at Lincoln Center, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Chicago Symphony Center and the Hollywood Bowl. Charlap is married to renowned jazz pianist and composer Renee Rosnes, and the two artists often collaborate in a duo piano setting. In 2010 Charlap and Rosnes released Double Portrait (Blue Note). Bill Charlap is currently the Director of Jazz Studies at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey.


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Show sponsored by Carol & Sandy Krieger

The Dim the Lights series is sponsored by Jane & Martin Schwartz ♦ Judy & Morton Sloan ♦ Susan Isaacs & Elkan Abramowitz


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