Art of Jazz: Ethan Iverson & Tom Harrell Duo
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Kleinhans Music Hall, 3:00 pm
2 p.m. Pre-concert conversation: The Legacy of Norman Granz
Series producer Bruce Eaton and award-winning journalist Ethan Iverson discuss the legacy of the impresario who used jazz to fight for racial justice.
Two of modern jazz’s leading lights unite to explore the classic jazz repertoire as heard on their current live recording Common Practice (ECM). A founding member of the Bad Plus, one of the most successful and groundbreaking jazz groups of the 21st century, pianist Ethan Iverson is a restless visionary with a deep respect for jazz history. Tom Harrell, recently voted 2018 Trumpeter of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association, is one of the most creative and lyrical jazz artists of our time, with discography of over 280 recordings that spans more than five decades.
About the Art of Jazz at the Philharmonic series:
With the impending closure of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery for expansion, the Gallery’s long-running Art of Jazz series will find a temporary new home in 2020 in the Mary Seaton Room at Kleinhans Music Hall under the auspices of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Produced by series founder Bruce Eaton, the rechristened Art of Jazz at the Philharmonic series is internationally renowned for presenting a dazzling array of the world’s premier jazz artists and has been heralded as “the most successful music series of its kind in Western New York history” (Buffalo News).
Series producer Eaton notes, “Kleinhans has a rich jazz history going back to the 1940s and 1950s when it was a regular stop on the Jazz at the Philharmonic tours that brought artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Lester Young, Oscar Peterson, and Charlie Parker to Buffalo. It’s exciting to be able add a new chapter to this distinguished legacy.”