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Saturday Evening, February 14, 2015, at 8:30
Dawn LandesThomas Bartlett, Musical Director and PianoKyle Sanna, Guitar Tony Scherr, BassRay Rizzo, DrumsAnnie Nero, VocalsJustin Kantor, CelloChristiana Liberis, ViolinMarc Szammer, ViolinYuiko Kamakari, Viola
This evenings program is approximately 75 minutes long and will beperformed without intermission.
Major support for Lincoln Centers American Songbook is provided by Amy & Joseph Perella.
Wine generously donated by William Hill Estate Winery, Official Wine of Lincoln Center.
This performance is made possible in part by the Josie Robertson Fund for Lincoln Center.
Sponsored by Prudential Investment Management
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Steinway PianoThe Appel RoomJazz at Lincoln Centers Frederick P. Rose Hall
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Additional support for Lincoln Centers American Songbook is provided by The BrownFoundation, Inc., of Houston, The DuBose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund, TheShubert Foundation, Jill and Irwin B. Cohen, The G & A Foundation, Inc., Great PerformersCircle, Chairmans Council, and Friends of Lincoln Center.
Endowment support is provided by Bank of America.
Public support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts.
Artist catering is provided by Zabars and zabars.com.
MetLife is the National Sponsor of Lincoln Center.
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WABC-TV is the Official Broadcast Partner of Lincoln Center.
William Hill Estate Winery is the Official Wine of Lincoln Center.
UPCOMING AMERICAN SONGBOOK EVENTS IN THE APPEL ROOM:
Wednesday Evening, February 25, at 8:30Joey Arias: A Centennial Tribute to Billie Holiday
Thursday Evening, February 26, at 8:30Shovels & Rope
Friday Evening, February 27, at 8:30People Get Readys Steven Reker
Saturday Evening, February 28, at 8:30Barbara Cook
The Appel Room is located in Jazz at Lincoln Centers Frederick P. Rose Hall.
For tickets, call (212) 721-6500 or visit AmericanSongbook.org. Call the Lincoln Center InfoRequest Line at (212) 875-5766 or visit AmericanSongbook.org for complete program information.
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American Songbook I Meet the Artists
Singer-songwriter Dawn Landes has been writing songs for most of herlife and already has nearly a decade of experience as a recording artist.Raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Ms. Landes studied psychology and litera-ture at New York University, which she left to begin honing her productionand engineering skills. She cut her teeth at Stratosphere Sound and atPhilip Glasss personal recording studio before launching Saltlands Studioin Brooklyn with partners Steve Salett and Gary Maurer. To date she hasreleased four critically acclaimed albums: Dawns Music (2005), Fireproof(2008), Sweet Heart Rodeo (2010), and Bluebird (2014). Ms. Landes hastoured extensively in the U.S., Europe, and around the world, often shar-ing the stage with artists such as Ray LaMontagne, Bryan Ferry, andAndrew Bird. In the studio she has collaborated with contemporaries suchas Bonnie Prince Billy, Norah Jones, and composer Nico Muhly.
Ms. Landess new album, Bluebird (Western Vinyl), was produced in col-laboration with Thomas Bartlett, who joins her this evening as musicaldirector. Her songs have been featured in commercials, popular films, andTV shows, including Bored to Death, House, Gossip Girl, and The GoodWife. She composed original scores for two feature films, ShowtimesFamiliar Strangers and Adam Rapps Blackbird, and penned the end-creditsong for Savage Grace starring Julianne Moore. In 2012 she released MalHabille, a collection of original French songs packaged in interactive e-book form with illustrations by the artist Danica Novgorodoff. Ms. Landeshas also appeared with the Boston Pops and New York City Ballet. InJanuary she was featured as a guest singer on the album Road Trip byLondons Aurora Orchestra (Sony Classics). Also forthcoming this year,Ms. Landes will be finishing a new musical, a stage adaptation of theadventure memoir A Pearl in the Storm, commissioned by New YorksPublic Theater.
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Meet the Artists
American Songbook I Meet the Artists
Thomas Bartlett (musical director and piano), aka Doveman, is a producer andsongwriter best known for his work with The Gloaming, Glen Hansard, TheNational, Antony and the Johnsons, and Nico Muhly.
Guitarist and composer Kyle Sanna (guitar) has collaborated and performedwith artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, Mark Gould, andTheodosii Spassov, with some of the greatest living interpreters of Irish music(Kevin Burke, Martin Hayes, and Dennis Cahill), and with many veterans ofNew Yorks experimental scene. He has performed his original music through-out North America, Europe, Australia, and the Middle East. Mr. Sanna studiedjazz at the University of Oregon and composition at the Universit LumireLyon 2 in France. He lives in Brooklyn and is a member of Uri Sharlin and theDogCat Ensemble, Marika Hughes & Bottom Heavy, Compagnia deColombari, the Kinan Azmeh Quartet, We the Gleaners, and a duo with violin-ist Dana Lyn.
Tony Scherr (bass) plays bass with Bill Frisell and Sex Mob. He has also playedguitar and/or bass with many other artists, including John Lurie and theLounge Lizards, Willie Nelson, Norah Jones, Rickie Lee Jones, Dakota Staton,Feist, and Aaron Neville with Keith Richards. Mr. Scherr can usually be foundlocally on Mondays at Rockwood Music Hall with his trio featuring drummerAnton Fier and Rob Jost on bass.
Ray Rizzo (drums) is a drummer, writer, actor, and producer. He is a memberof the bands Mesiko and Corporal, and has recorded with Yo-Yo Ma, GlenHansard, Days of the New, Trixie Whitley, Frogbelly and Symphony, DawnLandes, James Rago, Little Silver, and Julia Stone. Theater credits includeTwelfth Night (New York Shakespeare Festival), Balm in Gilead (LakeLucille/Beau Willimon production), and Essential Self-Defense (PlaywrightsHorizons), for which Mr. Rizzo received a 2007 Drama Desk nomination forBest Music in a Play. He is the founder of Motherlodge Live Arts Exchange.
Annie Nero (vocals) has accompanied many musicians in all types of bandsaround New York City since the early 2000s. An accomplished bassist and
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singer, she has been a member of the Bandana Splits, Yellowbirds, andMesiko, to name just a few, and also heads her own project, A Nero, withmusician Josh Kaufman. Ms. Nero also works in the public-radio world, aidingin the quest to make science programming fun, accessible, and free for sci-ence enthusiasts everywhere.
Justin Kantor (cello) is a co-founder of Le Poisson Rouge (LPR), a multimediaperformance space, art gallery, and cabaret in New York Citys GreenwichVillage. LPR has hosted artists such as the Kronos Quartet, Lou Reed, Yo-YoMa, Florence & the Machine, Norah Jones, the Juilliard String Quartet, andothers. In addition to being an active partner in LPR, Mr. Kantor is a cellist whohas performed with the Wordless Music Orchestra, the Glenn BrancaEnsemble, Karen O, and Ensemble LPR.
Born in Italy of Italian, Greek, and Polish heritage, violinist/violist ChristianaLiberis (violin) performs diverse musical genres, from classical to tango, jazz,Broadway, electric improvisation, and other eclectic styles. Popular artists shehas performed on tours or shared the stage with recently include Jay Z, TheRoots, John Legend, Common, Beyonc, Alicia Keyes, Josh Groban, NatalieMerchant, James Franco, Il Divo, Pink Martini, Deep Purple, Jeff Beck,Michael Bubl, and Alicia Keyes. Ms. Liberis has also performed at major con-cert venues like Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, JoesPub, and Radio City Music Hall; in radio and television broadcasts includingSaturday Night Live and the Late Show with David Letterman, as well as onfilm soundtracks. She has recorded for artists including Ricky Martin, Shakira,and Gil Scott-Heron. Based in New York City, Ms. Liberis tours regularly on aninternational circuit. Her debut solo CD will be released this year.
Marc Szammer (violin) has performed as a soloist and in chamber musicrecitals across Europe and North America. As a New Yorkbased freelancer, heconcertizes and records with numerous ensembles and independent artists.He performs regularly at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, as well as venuessuch as Blue Note and Le Poisson Rouge. Mr. Szammer has appeared with popartists such as Shakira, Gloria Estefan, Patti LaBelle, Carlos Santana, JohnLegend, the Miami Sound Machine, Amy Grant, Andrew Wyatt, members ofSigur Rs, and Olivia Newton-John. Born in Quebec, Canada, Mr. Szammerbegan his musical studies at age five. He continued his musical training at theMannes College of Music, receiving undergraduate and graduate degrees as astudent of Sally Thomas. A dedicated teacher, he is also a certified ski instruc-tor and enjoys teaching both skiing and music to students of all ages.
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Yuiko Kamakaris (viola) graduated from the Tokyo National University of FineArts and Music and holds a masters degree from the Manhattan School ofMusic. She has been studying violin since she was three years old. Ms.Kamakari held the violin/keyboard chair in the Tony Awardwinning Broadwaymusical Next to Normal and performed in Karen Os opera Stop the Virgens.She has subbed for a number of other musicals, including Spiderman: Turn Offthe Dark, The Addams Family, Cinderella, and Kinky Boots. She was also theconcertmaster for the American premiere of Man and Boy: Dada, an opera byMichael Nyman. On television and DVD, she has performed with AliceColtrane, Beyonc, Fergie, will.i.am, Mary J. Blige, Tricia Yearwood, ArturoSandoval, Scott Weiland, Il Divo, Mick Jagger, Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), andPaul Banks (Interpol), as well as numerous orchestral and chamber musicensembles. Ms. Kamakari is also featured on recordings with Soul Cycle,Charlie Haden, Nick Zinner, and many others.
In 1998, Lincoln Center launched American Songbook, dedicated to the cele-bration of popular American song. Designed to highlight and affirm the cre-ative mastery of Americas songwriters from their emergence at the turn ofthe 19th century up through the present, American Songbook spans all stylesand genres, from the forms early roots in Tin Pan Alley and Broadway to theeclecticism of todays singer-songwriters. American Songbook also show-cases the outstanding interpreters of popular song, including established andemerging concert, cabaret, theater, and songwriter performers.
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Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: pre-senter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and com-munity relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and edu-cational activities annually, LCPA offers 15 programs, series, and festivalsincluding American Songbook, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Festival,Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, the Mostly MozartFestival, and the White Light Festival, as well as the Emmy AwardwinningLive From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS. As manager of theLincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the LincolnCenter complex and the 11 resident organizations. In addition, LCPA led a $1.2billion campus renovation, completed in October 2012.
Lincoln Center Programming DepartmentJane Moss, Ehrenkranz Artistic DirectorHanako Yamaguchi, Director, Music ProgrammingJon Nakagawa, Director, Contemporary ProgrammingJill Sternheimer, Acting Director, Public ProgrammingLisa Takemoto, Production ManagerCharles Cermele, Producer, Contemporary ProgrammingKate Monaghan, Associate Director, ProgrammingClaudia Norman, Producer, Public ProgrammingMauricio Lomelin, Associate Producer, Contemporary ProgrammingJulia Lin, Associate ProducerNicole Cotton, Production CoordinatorRegina Grande, Assistant to the Artistic DirectorLuna Shyr, Programming Publications EditorOlivia Fortunato, House Seat Coordinator
For American SongbookMatt Berman, Lighting DesignScott Stauffer, Sound DesignAngela Fludd, Wardrobe AssistantSara Sessions, Production Assistant
Matt Berman is the resident lighting designer for Lincoln Centers AmericanSongbook. He continues his design work for Kristin Chenoweth, Liza Minnelli,Kaye Ballard, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Lea Salonga, and Elaine Paige on the road.Through his work with the American Society of Composers, Authors andPublishers (ASCAP) and several U.S.-based charities, Mr. Berman has designedfor a starry roster that includes Bernadette Peters, Barbra Streisand, RebaMcEntire, Melissa Errico, Deborah Voigt, Michael Urie, Stevie Wonder, IndiaArie, Garth Brooks, Billy Joel, and Sting. His international touring schedule hasallowed him to design for iconic venues such as Royal Albert Hall, the ParisOpera, the Olympia Theater in Paris, Royal Carr Theater in Amsterdam, theSporting Club in Monte Carlo, the Acropolis, the Taormina Amphitheater inSicily, Luna Park in Buenos Aires, the Sydney Opera House, and, closer tohome, the Hollywood Bowl, Alice Tully Hall, and Carnegie Hall. Mr. Bermanstelevision work includes Chenoweths recently released special Coming Home,as well as seven Live From Lincoln Center broadcasts and the TonyAwardwinning Lizas at the Palace, which he also designed for Broadway.Other Broadway credits include Bea Arthur on Broadway, Nancy LaMotts Justin Time for Christmas, and Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony at the Belasco Theater.
Scott Stauffer has been the sound designer for Lincoln Centers AmericanSongbook (19992015); the Actors Fund concerts of Frank Loesser, Broadway101, Hair, and On the Twentieth Century; and Brian Stokes Mitchell at Carnegie
Hall. His Broadway credits include A Free Man of Color, The Rivals, Contact(also in London and Tokyo), Marie Christine, Twelfth Night, and Jekyll & Hyde.Off-Broadway Mr. Stauffer has worked on Hereafter, A Ministers Wife,Bernarda Alba, Third, Belle Epoque, Big Bill, Elegies, Hello Again, The SpitfireGrill, Pageant, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch. His regional credits include pro-ductions at the Hanger Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Festival, ChicagoShakespeare Theater, and Alley Theatre. As a sound engineer, Mr. Stauffer hasworked on The Lion King, Juan Darin, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Carousel,Once on This Island, and Little Shop of Horrors (Off-Broadway).
UPCOMING EVENTSJazz at Lincoln CentersFrederick P. Rose Hall
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Sherman Irbys Journey Through SwingFebruary 20 at 7pmFebruary 21 at 9:30pmJazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra saxophonistSherman Irby debuts an ensemble made up of theswinging-est musicians on the East Coast toexplore the migration, development, and evolution ofjazz through the lens of swing. Irby first performedwith the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in 1995,making his mark with Roy Hargrove and Elvin Jonesalong the way. In this performance highlightingimportant and differing regions of jazz, Irby will coverChicago (Gene Ammons and Johnny Griffin), KansasCity (Count Basie and Charlie Parker), West Coastcool jazz (Chet Baker and Dave Brubeck), NewOrleans (Buddy Bolden and Jelly Roll Morton), NewYork City (Art Blakey, Horace Silver, and FreddieHubbard), and more. Joining Irby will be saxophonistand clarinetist Victor Goines, trumpeter Bruce Harris,trombonist Vincent Gardner, violinist Eli Bishop, gui-tarist James Chirillo, pianist Charles Craig, Sr., bassistGerald Cannon, and drummer Alvester Garnett.Free pre-concert discussions at 6pm (2/20) and8:30pm (2/21).
Elio Villafrancas Music of the CaribbeanFeaturing Jon Faddis and Leyla McCallaFebruary 20 at 9:30pmFebruary 21 at 7pmAn artist who incorporates elements of Bebo Valds,Perez Prado, and Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Elio Villafrancais a leading voice of music today and part of an extra-ordinary lineage of Cuban pianists. Villafranca pos-
sesses a unique gift of conceptualizing projects thatfuse the jazz idiom with his extensive knowledge ofpercussion and Latin rhythms. Along with his bandthe Jass Syncopators and special guests trumpeterand Dizzy Gillespie protg Jon Faddis and singer, cel-list, and banjo player Leyla McCalla, Villafranca willpresent Cinqu- Suite of the Caribbean, a debut workfocusing on the influences of the Congolese traditionsof rhythms, melodies, and dances through the musicof Puerto Rico, Santo Domingo, Haiti, Jamaica, andCuba. Via this six-movement work with Congolesedrumming and costumed dancers, Villafranca willshowcase unifying elements of these islands, whichshare similar cultures despite their diverse histories.Free pre-concert discussions at 8:30pm (2/20) & 6pm (2/21).
New Orleans SongbookFebruary 20-21 at 8pmPianist Aaron Diehl and vocalists Cyrille Aime andMilton Suggs kick off the evening by celebrating thecomposers and inspired songs of New Orleans, the his-toric epicenter of jazz. The prodigious Diehl, who has re-imagined the music of masters like New Orleans ownJelly Roll Morton, serves as Music Director. DownBeatcalls Suggs, A commanding singer... steeped in tradi-tion... but with modern sensibilities." The WashingtonPost describes Thelonious Monk International VocalCompetition finalist Aime as possessing a voice likefine whiskey oaky and smooth, with a hint of smoki-ness. The evening continues with The New OrleansJazz Orchestras premiere of founding Artistic DirectorIrvin Mayfields New Orleans Jazz Market, a compo-sition celebrating the orchestras soon-to-be-built per-manent home of the same name. Free pre-concert discussion nightly, 7pm.
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Reservations: 212-258-9595 or jazz.org/dizzys; Group Reservations: 212-258-9595 or jazz.org/dizzys-reservationsNightly Artist sets at 7:30pm & 9:30pm.
Late Night Session sets Tuesday through Saturday. Doors open at 11:15pm
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February 2015Kim Nalley Sings Songs of Lovewith Tammy Hall, Greg Skaff, Ray Drummond, andAlvin AtkinsonFebruary 12157:30pm & 9:30pmSpecial pricing and set times apply on Saturdayevening.
Terry Waldo Gotham City Band: From Ragtime to Jazzwith Jon Erik-Kellso, Mike Davis, Jim Fryer, Evan Arntzen, Howard Alden, Brian Nalepka, andRob GarciaFebruary 167:30pm & 9:30pm
Mardi Gras Stompwith Joe Saylor and Alphonso HorneFebruary 177:30pm & 9:30pm
T.S. Monk Sextetwith Helen Sung, Willie Williams, Kenny Davis, JoshEvans, and Patience HigginsFebruary 18197:30pm & 9:30pm
Sounds of Brazil: Mario Adnetwith Duduka Da Fonseca, Eduardo Belo, VitorGonalves, and Billy DrewesFebruary 20227:30pm & 9:30pm
MONDAY NIGHTS WITH WBGOJimmy Greene Quartet: Beautiful Lifewith David Bryant, Luke Sellick, and JimmyMacBrideFebruary 237:30pm & 9:30pm
William Paterson University Jazz Ensembles &OrchestraFebruary 247:30pm & 9:30pm
The Amigos and Ken Peplowskiwith Justin Poindexter, Sam Reider, NoahGarabedian, and Will ClarkFebruary 25 7:30pm & 9:30pm
The Music of Dexter Gordon: A CelebrationThe Dexter Gordon Legacy Ensemblewith George Cables, Gerald Cannon, Lewis Nash,Joe Locke, Abraham Burton, and Craig HandyFebruary 26March 1 7:30pm & 9:30pm
March 2015Eastman Jazz Ensemble with Dave GlasserTribute to Billy StrayhornMarch 27:30pm & 9:30pm
Cyrus Chestnut TrioMarch 357:30pm & 9:30pm
The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes MontgomeryMarch 68Featuring Calvin Keys & Yotam Silbersteinwith Andrew Renfroe, Adam Moezing, and Brian Charette
Chihiro Yamanaka Triowith Yasushi Nakamura and Kush AbadeyMarch 97:30pm & 9:30pm
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family concert: who is billie holiday?FEB 7 1PM, 3PM JAZZ FOR YOUNG PEOPLE SERIESWith Aaron Diehl and Charenee Wade
dianne reevesFEB 1314 8PMVocalist Dianne Reeves returns for Valentines Day. Join us for a special pre-concert Valentines Day dinner (2/14 only).
sherman irbys journey through swingFEB 20 7PM | FEB 21 9:30PMSherman Irby and friends explore the music of Charlie Parker,Freddie Hubbard, and more
elio villafrancas music of the caribbeanFEB 20 9:30PM | FEB 21 7PMWith Elio Villafranca, Jon Faddis, Leyla McCalla, and the Jass Syncopators
new orleans songbookFEB 2021 8PMCyrille Aime, Milton Suggs, Aaron Diehl, and The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra with Irvin Mayfield
jazz across the americasFEB 2728 8PMJazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
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