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Jazz Roots: Generation Next - Piano

| April 5, 2013 | Calendar

In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, the final concert of the Jazz Roots Fifth Anniversary season will feature two of the most in-demand, emerging jazz pianists today and highlight how these young artists are redefining this ever evolving and uniquely American art form!

Hiromi: The Trio Project will offer audiences a spectacular performance, led by Japanese-born pianist who has fused jazz, progressive rock, and classical music into a unique personal style. Winner of Swing Journal's New Star Award and Pianist of the Year Award, she is widely acclaimed around the globe for her virtuosic technique and energetic live performances.

Sharing the bill is three-time Grammy-nominee Gerald Clayton who, despite his young age, has already performed extensively with numerous leading jazz musicians, including Kenny Barron, Roy Hargrove, Lewis Nash, Mulgrew Miller, and Clark Terry, to name several. In 2006, he received Second Place in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Piano Competition, and in 2010 he was named “Rising Star” in DownBeat magazine’s Critic’s Poll.

All programs, artists, ticket prices, availability, dates and times are subject to change without notice. Visit for up-to-date information for details and schedules.


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