Louis Armstrong was the undisputed King of the Trumpet and a member of showbiz royalty, featured onscreen at almost every stage of his long career. Join us for a hot night of music in honor of Satchmo the Great, beginning with Will Friedwald’s latest “Clip Joint” show of classic Armstrong duets with stars from Bing Crosby to Billie Holiday—followed by a live performance by rising star Alphonso Horne and his jazz quartet. And don’t miss the after-party upstairs in the Jane Peck Gallery!
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Live performance by the Alphonso Horne Quartet with RECEPTION
Tickets: $25 (members), $35 (nonmembers)
live performance by the Alphonso Horne Quartet
Thursday, May. 18 2017, 7:15
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Will Friedwald writes about jazz for the Wall Street Journal and many other publications. His books include Jazz Singing: America's Great Voices from Bessie Smith to Bebop and Beyond, Sinatra! The Song is You: A Singer's Art, and A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers. BroadwayWorld.com calls his “Clip Joint” shows, which explore the entire spectrum of musical performances on film and video, “one of New York’s most entertaining open secrets.”
Pianist Marcus Roberts has called tonight’s guest Alphonso Horne a musician who performs “at the highest level, with creativity and technical perfection.” Horne’s talent emerged early: in high school he was named Outstanding Soloist in the Essentially Ellington Competition, and he won the prestigious National Trumpet Competition in college. In the August 2011 issue of Jet Magazine, Wynton Marsalis singled him out for his “Wynton’s Picks: Who’s Got Next” list of young jazz musicians.
A graduate of Juilliard’s master’s program in Jazz Studies, Horne has performed with such renowned artists as Roberts, Marsalis, Wes Anderson, Delfeayo Marsalis, Diana Reeves, Michael Feinstein, and Jane Monheit. He subbed for Wynton Marsalis in the 2013–14 season of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and joined its 25th Anniversary Tour. He’s a member of the present-day Count Basie Orchestra and the Gotham Kings duo (with fellow trumpeter Riley Mulherkar). The duo and quartet appear regularly at top NYC venues, and he has taken part in many tributes to jazz giants including Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Ella Fitzgerald, and Django Reinhardt. Horne was a pit musician on two Broadway shows—Shuffle Along, featuring Savion Glover and Audra McDonald, and After Midnight.
This film is part of the Jazz Sessions 2017: The Greats on Camera series.
This series is sponsored by:
- Adam R. Rose and Peter R. McQuillan