Thu, Aug 31|
Arena Stage - The Kogod Cradle
DC JazzFest at Arena Stage: Generations Series
SOLD OUT | Jazzmeia Horn, George Cables, Benny Green and Orrin Evans, Shamie Royston, Hope Udobi, Jeff “Tain” Watts and Kris Funn.
Time & Location
Aug 31, 2023, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Arena Stage - The Kogod Cradle, 1101 6th St SW, Washington, DC
About the event
For this auspicious evening, DCJF has assembled a multi-generational cast of musicians including pianists George Cables, Benny Green and Orrin Evans, with emerging pianists Shamie Royston and Hope Udobi collaborating with the cross-generational rhythm section of drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts, bassist Kris Funn and vocalist Jazzmeia Horn.
From Mary Lou Williams to Bud Powell, Ahmad Jamal to Herbie Hancock, Jaki Byard to Jason Moran, Marian McPartland to Helen Sung, and Cecil Taylor to Christian Sands, the piano trio has been the beating heart of jazz – whether standing alone or as a band’s core rhythm section. “This first concert of the series will bring together some of today’s and tomorrow’s most outstanding jazz pianists to celebrate, share musical stories and exchange ideas through performance and conversation,” said Orrin Evans, DCJF Artist-in-Residence. This inaugural concert will feature the soulful Benny Green, swinging Hope Udobi, lyrical Shamie Royston, master George Cables, and instigator Orrin Evans, accompanied by the all-star, multi-generational rhythm section of Jeff “Tain” Watts, bassist Kris Funn with vocalist Jazzmeia Horn.
The concert takes place in Arena Stage's Kogod Cradle, and will conclude with a post-concert conversation moderated by DCJF President and CEO Sunny Sumter.
Preferred seating in the front rows. Complimentary glass of wine or sparkling water with VIP ticket. VIP access to the concession stand. Seating is first come, first serve in the VIP section.$89.00+$2.23 service feeSold Out
Seating is first come, first serve in the general admission section.$49.00+$1.23 service feeSold Out
ADA Reserved Seats$49.00+$1.23 service feeSold Out
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